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!

A Cherry on Top July Blog Hop

Hey friends! Welcome to the July blog hop for A Cherry on Top! We are so excited to be sharing projects using the new Tim Holtz Distress color Speckled Egg.

You should have arrived from Natalie’s blog but if you need to start the hop from the beginning CLICK HERE or check out the full blog hop line up down below. Please leave comments on each blog along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the ACOT shop!

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For my project today I am mixing the Tim Holtz Speckled Egg with some Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander collection I picked up in the A Cherry on Top store! I think this color is a great match with this collection and I wanted to add some splash of color to my background. I started out with a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I backed it with papers from the Vicki Boutin 6×8 paper pad.
I love all the colors and patterns in this collection and they look so great behind this cut file. For my background I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pad and the Tim Holtz Distress Spray. I added some ink to an acrylic block and added water using my spray bottle. I picked up the color using some clear packaging and added it to my white American Crafts textured cardstock. Once it was dry I went in with some of the Speckled Egg Distress Spray to add some splatters. Once everything was completely dry I added foam adhesive to the back of my file and adhered down to my background. I love how the color looks peeking out around the cut file.
This collection was perfect to document our little cruise to get some ice cream in our new car. Not all adventures have to be big! You can always turn something into an adventure!
This color is a great new addition to the line up! It is going to be fun to use it on fall and winter projects as well and I can’t wait! You can see the full line up of Speckled Egg HERE at A Cherry on Top crafts! Make sure to pick up your favorites today! Here is a look at my completed layout!
Your next stop on the hop is Laura! Thanks so much for hopping with us today and remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the A Cherry On Top store.
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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!

 

 

Inspired by Missy Whidden – Oh You!

Hey everyone!  Today I would like to share that I will be starting a new series called Inspired By.  A few times a month I will create a project inspired by someone new!  My first Inspired By project was inspired by the fabulous Missy Whidden!  If you are on any platform of social media you have definitely seen a piece of Missy’s work!  One of my favorite things about Missy is all her work with color!  Her mixed media is always so fun and carefree and so full of color!  Watching her create makes me want to bust out my inks and that is exactly what I did!  I follow her on YouTube so I get alerted when a new video is posted and when I saw her process video #129-Sweet Girl I was so inspired!  I pulled out some die cuts that have been sitting in my stash and decided to use them up with this technique!

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I dumped out all the ephemera pieces from the ziplock onto my table!  Most of them are from the Wildflowers collection by WRMK!  Beautiful die cuts but I had so many left over this was the perfect way to get them onto a layout and mix it up with new products!

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I adhered all the pieces to a 12×12 piece of white smoke cardstock from My Minds Eye.  I love the White Smoke cardstock because it is nice and thick!

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Once the die cuts were all down I applied some white gesso making sure to cover all the diecuts with a nice layer!  I have this nice thick card from Illustrated Faith that I was given from CHA and it works great to apply geso!   Once the gesso dried I applied a handful of fun mist colors to the paper.

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I let this dry over night and the next day I used some circle dies to cut it up!  While on Facebook I saw a sketch by Paper Issues that Hannah Lemieux posted and guess what?!  It had circles on it!  Perfect for my freshly cut circles right!?

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I love how this layout turned out in the end!  I had a few small little issues creating the layout but in the end I am very  happy with the way it turned out!  Sometimes you just have to go with the flow right?

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I hope you will give this technique a try and do not forget to check out Missy’s video and her layout!  Thanks again Missy for the great inspiration!  Below is my completed layout and my process video!  If you have not already subscribed to my channel I would love for you to hit that subscribe button!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  Have a great day!