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 November Blog Hop

Hey friends and welcome to the A Cherry on Top Blog Hop! You should have arrived from The Cherry Blog! I will have the line up down below for you and the link to your next stop at the end of my post. I am so excited for our hop this month! This month we decided to do something a little different and create albums or travelers notebooks! I just love creating mini books so I was so excited to get started.

Blog Hop Line Up

Cherry Blog

Erica

Natalie

Sara 

Laura

I really wanted to create something fun to document my November 2020 in and the Simple Stories Cozy Days collection was perfect! I will not be doing a daily grateful album but I will be documenting things that I love and that I am grateful for. I have set up my album and it is ready for photos and journaling and I am excited for this month!

To create my album I pulled out some of my favorite dies from my stash. A lot of these are just loose dies I keep in a zip pouch that I have had for years but I will leave links down below to similar dies I can find for you in the A Cherry on Top shop! I used different papers from the Cozy Days collection from Simple Stories. I just love all the colors in this collection. It definitely has a cozy warm feel to it and has many pieces that are perfect to document what you are grateful for.

The cut apart sheets from the collection are great to add to mini albums for journal spots or for photo mats! You an also just use them to add a pretty element to your book. Not every page has to have a photo on it. Including pretty images or a pretty die cuts to the album is something I love to do and adds some interest to your book!

I used a pretty rose gold binder clip to hold all my pages together and tied some ribbon and twine to it for some texture.

I can’t wait to fill this sweet book up with photos and journaling from this month. Once it is all filled up I will do a flip through on my blog and YouTube channel! For a last minute touch a saw some new cut files released from Cut to You. So I cut some out on some American Crafts white cardstock and backed them with papers from Cozy Days and added them to my album!

To check out the Cozy Days collection head on over to the A Cherry on Top shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my sweet little mini album! If you create your own album I would love to see it! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram! Your next stop along the way is Natalie!

 

Circle Dies

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Pinkfresh Studio Tag Dies

 

A Cherry on Top August Blog Hop

I am so excited for another A Cherry on Top blog hop! You should have arrived from Laura’s blog but if you are just stopping by you can start the hop from the beginning HERE. This months theme is “Hitting The Books” and we have so much inspiration to share with you! Remember to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top store.

I am so in love with the Simple Stories Kate & Ash collection so I knew I really wanted to use it on this layout of my daughter! School and reading have always been a struggle for our girl ever since she was in pre k! We always knew something was up and tried to hold her back and we were told she would catch up..well she never caught up. It wasn’t until late into her 4th grade year when we really pushed and pushed and got the help and answers we needed and her next few years were so much better! She now has an IEP and had some amazing case works and helpers who understand the way she learns. This summer we found some books at the Dollar Tree that she has really enjoyed! It makes this moms heart happy to see this girl reading a book!
I found the cutest cut file from Cut To You that I backed with papers from the Kate & Ash collection from Simple Stories. Using a cut file like this with a title and the books really helps to make a page come together! The colors and prints in this collection are so pretty, fun and perfect to document my girl at this stage in her life.
I used a piece of American Crafts white cardstock as my base and trimmed it down a bit so I could mat it on one of the pattern papers form Kate & Ash! I went with one of the black papers with print so it helped the layout stand out. I really love when collections are colorful like this with pops of black! I popped up all the cut files using foam adhesive I picked up at A Cherry on Top and placed them towards the bottom of the layout. I tucked in a die cuts from the Kate & Ash collection around my cut file. I also added some stickers form the 12×12 stickers sheet. Since there are so many colors and patterns going on in the cut file I kept the embellishments light. To finish it off I added some Kate & Ash enamel dots and my jounaling. Here is a look at my completed layout using the Simple Stories Kate & Ash collection from A Cherry on Top!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop along the way is Natalie! Please remember to leave comments along the way for your chance to win the gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top store. Have a great day!
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Little Moments

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a layout to share that I created using the October 2016 Clique Kit that features Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills!  This kit also has some beautiful papers from Simple Stories Posh collection and a fun mix of embellishments that include Clique Kits exclusives!

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I am also using a beautiful cutfile from 17Turtles designed by Juliana Michaels that you can pick up for free on her website!  Make sure to check out her other cutfiles too!

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Juliana has a great blog post on this cut file that you can check out HERE with great tutorial on using the cutfile to cut out your pattern paper pieces to back the file!  It has to much faster than tracing and cuting it out by hand like I did!

I cut my file out with some white cardstock from My Minds Eye that I picked up in the Clique Kits shop!  I love this cardstock and has become a must in my stash!

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Embellishments I did keep pretty light so the background took the main focus but I did add some of the ephemera pieces from the October kit and some white thread from my stash!

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The little moments acrylic piece is from Color Cast Designs and was included in the June 2016 Clique Kit that you can check out and pick up HERE!  I have been hoarding this piece forever and I think this was the perfect layout to finally use it on!  Here is a look at my final layout!  I just love how it tured out!

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You can check out my process video on my YouTube channel and get a little story behind the photo HERE!  Thank you so much for stopping my blog today!  Let me know what you think of my layout today by leaving me a comment down below!

 

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Hey Everyone!  Wow!  It has been a very  long time since I have posted to my blog!!  This will change in 2017!  I will be blogging more, sharing more videos and just creating more!  Enjoying what I love to do and documenting every moment of our lives!  I wanted to pop in quick today and let you know I have a new layout up on the Clique Kits blog using the beauitful January 2017 kit!  Clique Kits also has a very limited Valentine kit that is the perfect partner to the January kit!

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I would love for you to head on over the Clique Kits blog and check out my latest layout using these kits!

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Both kits are jam packed full of yummy products and if you are not a subsriber to Clique Kits no need to worry!  Anyone can purchase the limited edition Valentine Kit featuring Heart Day by Crate Paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I will be back tomorrow with another layout using these fabulous kits and adds!  Here is a little sneak of what you will see!

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Clique Kits April Blog Share

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Welcome welcome welcome to the Clique Kits April Blog Share!!  This month the kit featured the Life in Color collection from Simple Stories!  We are so excited to be featuring this collection since we have a deep love for Simple Stories and the amazing Amber Crowell!  If you missed her in the Designer in the Spotlight post please remember to check that out HERE after the hop!  You should have arrived from Gia’s blog but if you were just stopping by today you can start the hop from the beginning by CLICKING HERE!

How about we get to my layout so you can get along with this hop!  So much inspiration to see in this hop!  Please remember to comment along the way because you have a chance to win an April kit of your own!! Awesome!

So recently I am a little obsessed with this new stamp set we have in the called Happy Art by Precious Remembrance!  I have been creating my own backgrounds with this stamp and I love it!

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I used the Yay! stamp that comes in the set and stamped it out on my 12×12 paper.  I did mask off half of the paper and used black ink to stamp out the word and then stamped it out once in yellow ink!  I had a few small scraps of the yellow and white stripe paper that came in the kit and wanted the yellow to pop!(Thanks for that suggestion Sandy!)  The photo I am documenting is of the Clique Co Founders in the Simple Stories both at CHA 2015!  My first time at CHA and first time getting to meet the Simple Stories crew!  Pretty awesome!

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I added a handful of different layers behind the photo and of coarse had to use the beautiful yellow enamel hearts from Bella Blvd!!  Look for more colors coming to the shop soon!  Here is a look at my finished layout!

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To get your hands on the April 2016 Clique Kit or the Happy Art stamp set head on over to the Clique Kits shop HERE!  Your next stop in the hop is Lacey!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and to check out my process you can check out the video down below!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/

Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/

Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/

It’s Messy and I Love It – Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone!  I am back with another layout to share with you!  I am really excited about this one because I am using a new stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop called Happy Art that Clique Kits now carries!  We I received the email with this new stamp release I just knew we had to add this to the shop!  I love a stamp set that can be used in many ways and this is one of those stamps!  I knew I wanted to create a background with this stamp set for my layout with some fun and bright colors!  I dove into my stash of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and pulled out 3 of my favorites..Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade!  I also pulled out my April Clique Kit along with a beautiful teal paper from Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith that matches not only the ink but also the papers I pulled from the kit!

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I am documenting this photo of myself and my crazy and wild curly hair.  I had recently cut it very short and this was the first time I had not worn it straight and it looked even shorter and a little messy but I do love it!

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This layout was so fun to put together and I really hope you like it!  Creating your own background is a great way to stretch your kits!  I am having so much fun with this stamp set and kit I can not wait to share what else I have created!

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To see my process please check out my video below!  The Happy Art stamp set is still available in the Clique Kits shop as well as the April 2016 kit!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and enjoy your 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!