Thursday, February 27, 2014

Life Is Lovely with Freebies

Welcome To The Cherry On Top!

Le'me guess!  You came to look at the pretty pictures and grab the freebies?!  LOL!  

Well, I'll get right to it!  Obviously, the first layout is my favourite!  This kit is "Life Is Lovely" created and designed by Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly.  She's my designer in the spot light, today.  How about this kit, Folks?!  The palette is so soft and sweet I wanna touch it!

This layout I used as a scrap lift example over on my Facebook Page. I've been putting up inspiration every day to keep my fans on their toes and keep them scrapping!

My little cutie.  Don't be afraid to use flowers and soft colours with boy's pages.  Especially, when you don't have GIRLS TO SCRAP!!!  Hehehe...

"Life Is Lovely" is not too soft to scrap the men in your life!

Before you get a closer look at the kit, let's get to know Celeste from Touched By A Butterfly a little better.  She lives in good ole F-L-A!  My old stomping grounds!  What a great place to give the inspiration she has for her gorgeous creations.  I asked what three things she found most important when designing and she responded:  "Theme, colour scheme and quality".  No surprise there!  That definitely shows in her work.  "Coming up with the theme and title" are some her greatest challenges. I must say, she is not alone there either!  As a CT member for 13 designers, I get that question A LOT!

Celeste is just like me when it comes to getting the colour scheme together.  It's our favourite part!  Although she did admit that, "Sometimes it's a hot mess!"  She is such a trip and a joy to work with!

This kit is just $1.99 right now.  Click on the image and make this big kit yours.


If ya just can't get enough of my layouts above, with the new kit, then head over to and make them yours for just 3.99!  You get all four templates for that price!  It's no wonder artists are starving with prices like that!  Hehehe...


Excellent!  I just went to grab the link for Touched By A Butterly's Facebook Page and saw the newest fan FREEBIE coordinates with this kit. Yay!  How fortunate for you?!  This image is hooked right up to the page.  Who loves ya, Baby?!


And finally!  My goodie I designed with TBAB's kit, "Life Is Lovely".

(Too late, this freebie is no longer available.)


Here are some ideas on how to use the freebie.  It's practically a feature in my first layout.  Crop the length of lace if you and shrink it up to make a cluster like I did with the one on top of the frame.

On this layout I made it the entire length of the page, copied over the lace on the opposite side and mirrored just a few elements, but in the same type of cluster for cohesion and unity.

Thanks for hanging out at The Cherry!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


I hope you came for the FREEBIES!!!  Hehehe...

My girl Romajo has a new kit out, "Owly You".  How cute is that?!  I wanted to brew up a little excitement, so I asked our Facebook fans to Like our status and when we got to 20 combined Likes, I'd whip up a FREEBIE.  I thought I'd make two.  One for here and one for over on Facebook. To my complete astonishment, I got those likes in just a couple of minutes!  Awesome!!!

Here's the new, "Owly You" kit.  The colors are so rich and elegant.  Wow!  It's also just $2.25 right now, but it won't be for long.  So ya better just head over to the shop and grab it before it's twice the price.  Click on the preview below and it will take you there.

 The Shop

I made this layout with my loving son and his cousin.  Hehehe...  He was a big time hair puller!  He loved to see the reaction.  I think you can see exactly why  he did this!  Hehehe...  She has forgiven him since.  LOL!

Here are the two FREEBIES.  One is here, on the blog.  Just click the image for a direct link.  The other you can click on too and it will take you to my Facebook Page, The Cherry On Top where you can also download it directly for FREE.  Easy peasy!

(When you get to my FB Page, look for this status, below.  The link is in the first comment.)

This one is here and is direct.

 Direct Download

This is the one on FB.
 FB Page

Thanks for being a fan.  If you like FREEBIES, this is the place to be!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Birthday FREEBIES!!!

Happy birthday to me....

So, I put up a nice cluster frame on my Facebook Page and felt like that just wasn't enough.  I brewed up a page stacker, too.  You may use both together as well.  They are both versatile and they are yours just for being a fan of The Cherry On Top.

I've been stock piling a bunch of CU stuff and finally came up with something to do with it!  Most of this is from Feli and the bling is from Manu Scraps.  They make beautiful stuff.  I buy most of my CU stuff from The Studio ON SALE!  Hehehe...  I also subscribe to the newsletter where they give a freebie every week.  That's right a FREE CU every week.

Here's your FREE stacker.  Enjoy and thank you for being a part of The Cherry On Top!


This is the FREEBIE over on my Facebook Page.  Click on the image and it will take you there.


And here are some things you can do with the freebies.

Don't ever be afraid to use flowers or pink with pictures of men and boys and scrap yourself for Pete's sake!  I too have a difficult time with this, but here it is.

Have a great day and make time to get scrappy!  You deserve it!!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

BCD's FREE Valentine's Hybrid Project

Welcome To The Cherry On Top!

I'm teamed up again, with Boutique Cute Doll.  Yay!  I love Kel's designs!

The newest release is just lovely with a capital "L".  "Seasons Of Love" is the kit I used to make today's hybrid project.  You are gonna love just how versatile this one is.  No cutsie stuff this time.  This is great for adults, tweens, teens, boys and you could even use these bag toppers/tags on just about any occasion.

Listen, I set this baby up for the upmost flexibility.  I left a considerable amount of white space so you can cut them to the size you need.  I also left the background white, so you don't use too much ink.  Anything to make things easier and save you cash, right?!

OK, let's get down to business!

1)  You've downloaded your FREEBIE from BCD's blog.  You didn't?!  Then click here.

2)  Print out your bag toppers in the size desired.  I used the largest setting on my printer which was 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm and it was perfect for my project.

Cut out your four bag toppers at the size you need.  You can choose to cut out the black lines.
(The freebie is no longer available.)

3) Grab the goodies you will need.  There are so many things you can do with these.  You can use the plastic bags that you buy in the store made just for this kind of project, zip locks, small paper bags, etc.  Anything you want.  Just as long as you can fold over the topper on the top of your bag.


After not having much success with my bags because I have no idea where to buy them and the zip locks were way too, big.  I have no desire to give away so much junk to the kids.  They are crazy enough!  Ha!

So, I came up with this.  I grabbed my clear foil.  You can also use cling wrap if it is all you have.  I cut out a nice size square and added just a few, little treats in the middle.

Then, I tied it at the top with some ribbon and curled the ends.  I printed out the toppers much smaller, punched a small hole in the left corner and pulled the ribbon through.  That's it!  It will stay if you use a small enough hole.  You can tape it, staple, glue, glue dot, whatever suits your project.

Here is what it should normally look like.  I cut up a zip lock so you had a nice example.

Here's the new release, "Seasons Of Love", I used for the project.  If you just have to have it, which you probably will, then click on the image to get to the store.  It's on sale for the moment, too!


Here are the two layouts I made with the kits.  If you're digging what you see check out my Facebook Page and my Pinterest Boards.  I've got a board for Boutique Cute Dolls as well.

If you are here for the FREE stuff because you're like me and you LOVE the FREE stuff, then you need to start following my Pinterest Board, Free Stuff and definitely become a fan of The Cherry On Top on Facebook because I have dozens of FREE postings daily.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful and that you'll scroll further and find a LOT of other FREE goodies.  Come back each week and see what FREE things I have!  I love when you do that!!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Free Hybrid Card

Good day, my lovelies!

I've got my hybrid card from Paty Greif all printed out and ready.  I want to share with you some tips and my experience with the project.  If you didn't get yours yet, go to my Facebook Page and grab it while it's still there.  My previous blog has a bunch of coordinating freebies.  Head there and get them all!

First, my hubby printed this out on a different printer and boy, is there a huge difference!  Mine is so dull and this one is just brilliant.  So printer quality is huge!

I highly recommend using card stock to print these out.  However, if you don't have any it's no big deal at all.  These were printed out on regular paper and they look great, but the rigidness of card stock will make your project not only more durable, but it will have a better quality to it, too.

Here's the deal with the 3D effect.  You have to really like fussy cutting!  I do!  I do!  I think the card looks great either way, but that little shot of dimension gives it something extra!  So, I have a bright more vivid and colourful card with no dimension and a more dull, yet dimensional card.  Hehehe...At least you have choices!

I hope you enjoyed this project.  Share it with your friends!  Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure to do it again.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Paty Greif FREEBIE Mania!

Welcome back to The Cherry On Top!

I'm here again, already with a bunch of new FREEBIES, but first you'll have to look at all of the pretty pictures!  Hehehe....  Paty Greif is such a talented, fun designer.  See her newest collection, "Applemania".  It is an absolute blast working with these kits.  Scroll further for my layout inspiration and many awesome FREEBIES.  Print them out and get cooking or make something lovely for a friend who likes to bake.  That's what I plan on doing!




Each preview is connected with the store.  Click on them and get zapped over so you can take a closer look.  Your recipe book will be so cute when use the whole bundle!


I just kept on going with this kit.  There is so much and it's all so beautiful.  I couldn't stop!  Here's my boy and a few favourite shots of him.

Here are a few of my own baking successes.  I am a kitchen queen!

Here's me and my hubby having a great time at Katuit.  That's a yearly parade here in Dendermonde, Belgium.  You may not want to know what we are eating...Hehehe...

TIP:  Now, lets start hop'n around and downloading at least 9 FREEBIES!  I'll be joining you, too.  I want to make a mini cook book as a gift for a friend who also loves baking.  I plan on printing them out, punching a hole in the top, left corner and using a metal ring to bind them together.  I like putting ribbon all around my rings.  When I have it finished, I'll post a picture.

Here's Paty's FREEBIE.  You can find it over on her Facebook Page.  This image is linked up to take you there directly.

This is one of my contributions for this hop around.  I love these apple brownies!  My neighbour works at an orchard and brings me pears and apples all year round.  Yay!  I trade him for berries and eggs.  I love that!
 My receipt

Here's another contribution from Marcelle.  Click on the image and grab her FREEBIE!


Theresa made this recipe card for you.  You may download it right from here! Simply click on the image and it's yours.

 T's card

This is another one of mine.  You will have to hop to my Facebook Page, The Cherry On Top and become a fan to grab it.  Believe me, it's worth it.  I post tons of FREE stuff, daily over there.


This one is Anita's.  You can download directly from here.  One click on the image is all you need to make this baby yours!

 Anita's recipe

We also have some lovely word art for you!  This also from Theresa!
 T's Word art
 How about this gorgeous quick page from Maryse?!  So beautiful!


Susanna also has a fabulous quick page for you.  When you click on the image you will also get a download, but without this little beauty in it.  Hehehe...

 sanka qp

Was this NOT an excellent hop around?!  The best way to say thank you is by sharing our links and having your friends come and visit our blogs and Facebook Pages.  Leaving comments is great, too.  Otherwise, we don't know that you like or download our goodies.  The way to get more goodies is to tell us how much you love them!

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry On Top!  Be sure to do it again!