Hooked on You | A Cherry on Top Design Team

Hey friends! Today I am sharing a super sweet layout using the Echo Park Cupid & Co collection I received from A Cherry on Top Crafts. I also used some of the Sweet Talk collection from Simple Stories.

I recently took some photos of our pittie Lola Bean cuddled on the couch! She is totally obsessed with our new Valentines pillows! She loves this long skinny red one and she cuddles with it every chance she gets. She is not allowed to be on the couch unless there is a blanket down or we give her permission so she pulls the blanket down from the arm of the couch and gathers the pillows and makes herself a nest.

I had this cut file already cut that says Hooked on You and thought it would be perfect to go along with this photos. I backed the cut file with papers from the Echo Park Cupid & Co paper pad. For the background I used some white textured cardstock and used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang to add color. I popped up the cut file on some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and placed it onto the page.

I used embellishments from the Cupid & Co collection to embellish around the layout. I also fussy cut some florals from one of the 12×12 pattern papers. I pulled out some enamel dots from Simple Stories Sweet Talk collection and sprinkled around my page.

I found a sweet epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio and added to an embellishment cluster I created on the cut file. I love the pinks and reds on this layout and the little bits of black.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to head on over to the A Cherry on Top shop and check out all the sweet Valentine collections available!

Today We Celebrate You | A Cherry on Top Design Team

Hey friends! Today I am participating in the A Cherry on Top January YouTube hop!

Here is the line up:

This month we are using a sketch as inspiration to create our projects!

You can check out all the details on the sketch challenge HERE!

I decided to go with an 8.5×11 layout and try to follow the sketch pretty close. I did change up the amount of tags and photos to fit my layout better. I love all the floral ephemera pieces in The Avenue collection by Pebbles.

Head on over to my YouTube channel to see my process video that goes along with this layout! If you are interested in the collection I used you can find it HERE at A Cherry on Top Crafts! Comment on all the videos today and you will be entered to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top Crafts shop! Have a great day!


Weekend Vibes 12×12 Scrapbook Layout | A Cherry on Top Crafts Design Team

Hey friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! Today I am up on the A Cherry on Top blog sharing a layout using the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection.  This collection is so fun and colorful and I have seen it used for so many different types of layouts!

I found a cut file from Lacey Ann Designs that I thought would be perfect to go along with the photos. I backed it with a single piece of pattern paper from the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection. I wanted to add the cut file to the page at a diagonal just to switch it up a bit and love how it turned out. I used a piece of white American Crafts White Textured cardstock as my base and trimmed it down to 11.50×11.50 which is usually the size I use when I want to mat it on a piece of pattern paper.

I pulled out both of the Go The Scenic Route ephemera packs and pulled a bunch of the florals and butterflies out to add to my page. I like to add some elements directly on the cut file. I think it brings attention to the large title piece. Popping these elements up on foam adhesive gives lots of dimension to the page. One of my favorite foam adhesives is the black foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

I used one of the puffy stickers and layered it on the butterfly adhered to the cut file. The puffy stickers in the Go The Scenic Route collection are so pretty and I just love the soft feel of them! If you have not yet picked up this sticker back you can find it here in the ACOT shop! It is really a great set and can go with so many other different collections. To finish up my layout I matted it on Paper 8 from the collection. I love all the colors in this paper and think it really makes the layout pop. To see the full layout head on over to the A Cherry on Top blog HERE!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have been inspired to use the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection! Have a wonderful day!

Erica

A Cherry on Top December Blog Hop

Hey friends! I am so excited for the December A Cherry on Top Blog Hop! Hop along and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the shop! You should have arrived from Laura’s Blog! If you need to start the hop from the beginning you can check out the full blog hop list down below.

 

This month we are using mood boards as our inspiration.

I pulled inspiration from both boards. I loved the soft pink tones in the first board and falling snow. In the second image I loved the stars so made sure to add some stars on my layout. I went into my stash of products from A Cherry on Top and pulled out some older but just as fabulous stuff! I really loved the pink in the Honey & Spice collection from Heidi Swapp so I used some of it to back a new cut file from Cut To You. I thought the Color Flow paper would be the perfect paper to back all the trees! Using one patter paper to back all the trees at once made it quick and easy to get this file backed!

I also pulled out some of the Crate Paper Snowflake collection which is a beautiful winter collection! There is a specialty paper in this collection that has stars with gold foil on it that I thought would be fun to fussy cut! I used some of these fussy cut stars to back the stars on the trees of my cut file.

I wanted to create something soft for my background so I used some vellum and tore it into strips and adhered down to a piece of white American Crafts Textured Cardstock. I distressed the edges of the vellum with my Tim Holtz scissors and love how it turned out. To add a little extra to the background I used some gold mist to add some splatter to the background.

I pulled out just a few embellishments form the Snowflake collection like these little houses and tucked them in next to the cut file. I added a chipboard tree from the Snowflake collection and some word stickers above my photos! The photos are selfies from my first holiday drink from Starbucks this year! The holiday drinks are always my favorite and it is a new tradition for my daughter and I to go and get one and purchase a new holiday mug!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! I hope you feel inspired to create with one of the mood boards we shared! If you do create a project using one of the mood boards please tag us on Facebook, Instagram or upload into the Cherry Gallery!  I hope you all have a great week and let me know in the comments if you are Starbucks holiday drink fan!

 

Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway

I am so happy you are here for the Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew Celebrate Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway! You should have arrived from Ivana’s Blog but if not you can start the hop from the beginning HERE! I will have the full line up at the end of the hop for you as well! Here are some details on the awesome giveaways before we get into my project.

GIVEAWAYS:

-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog.

-Each designer will be giving away a $15 gift card on their blogs! Winners will be picked from the comments and you will have until July 2nd to leave comments along the way. Winners will be posted on July 8th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check the giveaway page to claim prizes within 2 weeks. 

Now lets get into my layout using this gorgeous new collection! I love all the beautiful florals in this collection and knew I had to fussy cut the florals in the This Story paper. I used the Always 12×12 paper as my background. It already has a painted mixed media look to it so it was perfect!

I am documenting the photo I took on Father’s Day! We had such a great day celebrating Mike and he was so excited Drake came home to spend some time with us. I popped up my photo using some foam adhesive and added the fussy cut flowers around it. I added a lot of foam adhesive to the flowers to give them some dimension.

I did pull a couple stickers from the Noteworthy collection like the puffy memories sticker I used for my title! The colors were just to perfect not to use it! I added in a few ephemera pieces from the new collection as well and created a small cluster to the bottom right of the page. To finish off my layout I added in a few Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story enamel dots and my journaling using the We R Memory Keepers typewriter. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the hop so far and are feeling inspired! Your next stop on the hop is Virginia’s Blog! Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance at winning one of the giveaways!

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A Cherry on Top June Blog Hop

Hey friends! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I am so excited for this months A Cherry On Top blog hop featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Flutters & Blooms release! You should have arrived from Nathalie’s Blog but if you were just stopping by you can start the blog hop HERE! We are giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top shop! Leave comments along the way to be entered to win. You must comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win the $10.00 gift certificate.

BLOG HOP LINE UP

Laura Alberts

Sara Scraps

Natalie Dill

Erica Thompson

The Cherry Blog

 

For my project today I am using the Happy Butterflies stamps and die set along with the Flutters & Bloom paper pad. I also have the Catherine Pooler Mission sequins mix that is the perfect mix of sparkle! I pulled out the Sangria ink pad from Catherine Pooler Designs to add some color splashes to my background. To do this I just add some ink to an acrylic block, add some water and use a paint brush to pick up color and splatter around the page.

 

 

I found this pretty cut file from Rulana S Cut Files and cut it out on some white American Crafts textured cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. You can grab this cut file HERE! I backed the cut file with papers from the Flutters & Blooms paper pad. For the leaves I wanted a plain green so I did the direct to paper technique with my Spruce ink pad to create the perfect colored cardstock to match. All you have to do is take your ink pad and swipe it gently across some Catherine Pooler smooth white cardstock.

 

I stamped out a few butterflies from the Happy Butterflies stamp set in Sangria ink and cut them out using the coordinating die cuts. I created a few little clusters around the page using flowers and butterflies that I fussy cut from the Flutters & Blooms paper pad. To finish off my layout I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typewriter and added some strips of Flutters & Blooms pattern paper to the top and bottom of the page. Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure you head on over to the last stop of the hop HERE! Leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the ACOT shop! Have a great day!

 

 

The Big Spring Clean | Tonic Studios

Hey friends! Today I have a big sale to share with you over at Tonic Studios! This sale starts today and will go until the 1st of June! You will find awesome bundles at huge discounts! Different bundles added each day! Act fast because once they are gone they are gone! My favorite for today is the Tonic Studios Nuvo Adhesive Bundle! This set is only $12.77 friends! I love the Nuvo glue pens for all different types of crafting projects like backing cut files!

Another great bundle is the 12×12 Mega Pack! This cardstock has a subtle weave texture and is 80lb cardstock.

The last two bundles are the Mystery Die Bundle and the Nuvo Gilding Flakes Bundle! You can check them both out HERE!

Make sure to check back tomorrow for even more great Tonic Studios bundles! Have a great day!

 

Happy Birthday | Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake

Hey friends! I am back with a new layout for Doodlebug Design using the Hey Cupcake collection! I really wanted to show off some of the 12×12 pattern paper in this layout so I decided to create some sun ray strips! This is a great way to use a lot of pattern paper and use up some scraps.

I started out by picking the papers I wanted to use. I trimmed each piece down to 3×12 rectangles. Once all my pieces were cut out I cut them into triangles using my Fiskars paper trimmer. I distressed the edges of each triangle using the edge of my scissors to add some texture.

I used a ruler to mark the center of my American Crafts white cardstock background and began to adhere my strips of pattern paper down. The strips will hang over the edge of the background cardstock so you will just need to trim them down with some scissors once everything is down. Once everything was stuck down I got to work on my photo. I used a photo from my daughters birthday party a few years ago. I cut it out using the Doodlebug Design Nesting Scallops die. I also cut out a piece of pattern paper from the Hey Cupcake 6×6 paper pad using the same die. I positioned my framed photo towards the bottom of the page where the strips ends meet. 

I really wanted the rays of pattern paper to appear as if they were coming out form the top of the photo. I popped the photo up on some foam adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and started to add some odds & ends around my photo. I used the super cute acetate balloons included in the Hey Cupcake odds & ends pack around the top of my photo. I like that you can still see the pattern paper through the balloons.

For my title I used one of the Hey Cupcake chit chat pieces and placed it at the bottom of my photo with some foam squares. I pulled out the super cute sprinkles from the collection to add around the bottom of the page as well. I love how it turned it out. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you found some inspiration here today. Have a wonderful day.

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Happy | Fancy Pants Designs Cake Smash

Hey friends! I am back with another layout using the Cake Smash collection from Fancy Pants Designs. This layout was part of the Scrapping Boys 2.0 YouTube series with Christine Meyer! She hosted this awesome series and I was so thankful that she asked me to join in on one of the days. You can check out Christine’s channel HERE.

I am scrapping some photos from Eli James 2nd Birthday party. We had a crab themed birthday party for him and it was a lot of fun. The colors of the Cake Smash collection go great with the photos I am using.

I am also using a cut file from Cut to You and you can grab it in their shop HERE. I thought this file was fun and added the right amount of interest to my background. I backed it with pattern papers from the Cake Smash 6×8 paper pad. I popped the cut file up on some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I embellished around the photos using the Cake Smash ephemera and sticker sheet. This layout came together so easy using the cut file and products from Fancy Pants Designs. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can see my process video HERE on my YouTube or down below. Have a wonderful day!

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Ice Cream | Fancy Pants Designs

Hey friends! Erica here with you today to share my first project with you as a Design Team member for Fancy Pants Designs.  I hope you find inspiration in what I share with you. For my first project I am using the A Cherry on Top collection from Fancy Pants Designs and a cut file from my good friend Lacey Ann Designs. You can grab this free cut file HERE on Lacey’s blog! I thought this cut file would be perfect with this collection and my photo.

I cut the file out on some white textured cardstock. I used the A Cherry on Top 6×8 paper pad to back the cut file. Once my cut file was backed I added foam squares all over the back of the cut file to add some dimension to my layout. I also like to make sure the cut file is popped up so I can tuck things in around the file.

I took this photo recently of my new favorite sundae from the ice cream shop that just opened up in town! Turtle Cheesecake Sundae! It is seriously so yummy. I matted the photo on the pretty pink floral paper from the Cherry on Top collection and tucked it in to the right side of the cut file. I added a strip of pattern paper from the collection pack to the top and bottom of my layout to help frame the page. I used some floral die cuts to embellish around my page and that super cute cherry from the A Cherry on Top chipboard.

To finish off my layout I added some of the A Cherry on Top Puffy Dots around the page and added a little bit of journaling. I typed it out on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter and cut it out into strips using my paper trimmer. Here is a look at my completed layout using the A Cherry on Top collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to stop by the Foundations Decor /Fancy Pants Designs shop! You can get 10% off by using the code ERICATHOMPSON at checkout! You can also find this collection at Scrapbook.com HERE and at A Cherry on Top HERE. I hope you are inspired to document your favorite sweet treat using the beautiful A Cherry on Top collection. Have a wonderful day.