Saturday, August 3, 2019

A Love For Layout Templates Blog Train of Freebies and a Sale, too!

Welcome to The Cherry On Top, hoppers!

We are thrilled to have ya.  Your timing couldn't be more perfect.  We're having our last sale of the summer this week so you are just in time to get our newest goodies and or some popular classics in the Kreative Design Studio.

Why not get something nice to drink, make yourself comfortable and enjoy today's blog?  It's full of beautiful and inspiring page layouts, tips, videos, links and even more fabulous free stuff.  Enjoy!

 Kreative Design Studio

Kits, Collections, templates, cuttables, printables...It's ALL on sale through Sunday.  Take advantage of these amazing savings.

 Blog Train

A most wonderful scrappy sister showered me with glowing complements the other day and asked how I keep coming up with all of these ideas for kits and templates.  Through my blushing, I explained that I look at nearly everything with templates and other creative ideas in mind.  A gorgeous nature scene, a beautiful sun rise, a pretty card, a tattoo, advertising, an imperfect yet perfect smile...Inspiration really is everywhere.

I thought there might be some disgruntled fans of dog lovers so I whipped up a dog template with the same concept in mind.  He's so darn cute, too!  You'll find him along with two other templates in the Kreative Design Studio.  If you follow the templates literally, you'll have super gorgeous backgrounds.  Use your own digital papers or supply the representation with actual elements.  Ya gotta love the flexibility of templates.  I just mentally turned that third one 45 degrees to the left and loved that format, too.  Hehehe...

Take a look at some examples from my incredibly awesome team.

 Gypsies Templates

Keep scrolling to get the links for the free template!
I'm holding you hostage for just a bit.

These are our newest templates in the shop.  Also on sale!  Scroll further for lovely pages.

Take a peep at Kim's beautiful page!  She used some of the elements from the template and added a lot of her own.  I love what she did with her picture of Carlo.  So tell me, dog or cats?  For me, definitely cats.

 Gypsies Template

The main thing I love about scrapbooking are the photos and how cute is this one?  The wood look matches Poppa just perfectly.  The color pop makes it very striking.

Gypsies Templates

This one is mine, too.  I bet you recognized me and my hair.  Hehehe...Good Lord, I just had it cut in the spring.  This is Key Lime Digi Designs kit, When Pigs Fly.  Isn't it so fab?!  Not the most flattering of pictures.  Hehehe...

I made a video showing you how to turn the third template into a paper.

 Gypsies templates

Look carefully at the filling in the kitty.  You can always keep the feline plain or use a design paper if your prefer.

 gypsies templates

Theresa's take on the template has a very traditional feel.  The white, contrasting background makes the word art really stick out, too.
 gypsies templates

Jarmila always gives her pages extra oomph through the use of shadowing.  She keeps them light and high, high, high.  I like the natural, picture like feel of her page.

 gypsies templates

This one is mine.  I went back to the Side By Side collection from Kristin Cronin Barrows and pulled out just some of the colors.

 Gypsies templates

 Gypsies templates

Once you've downloaded this template, make it totally yours by customizing it to fit your needs.  Ngoc, ditched the design in the center of her heart and clustered it up beautifully.  What will you do with this template?  Personally, I can't wait to play with the design on the inside.

 Gypsies Templates

Theresa often has a very traditional look to her pages and she often does double pages because like a good, savvy scrapper, she prints out her pages.  Hehehe...

 Gypsies Templates

 Gypsies Templates

Here are a few pages using our other new pack of templates in the shop, Summer Fun.

Can ya guess which team member did this page?  If you guessed Jarmila, then you would be correct.  This page is so awesome. It totally blends yet totally contrasts with the use of blue and yellow.  What a great idea!

 Summer Fun Templates

Here's my page. I couldn't wait to get back to LouCee Creations kit, Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun found at Gingerscraps. It is so darn cute.  I went ahead and purchased the Commercial Use she used from GS Creations.  It's so cute!

 Summer Fun Templates

 Summer Fun Templates

Ngoc used the glasses in a different manner than Jarmila.  Jarmila clipped a photo in the spot.  Ya might wanna go back and check out the kind of photo she used to achieve the look properly.  It isn't all that easy.  It needs to be a long picture with significant background to work best.  I did a page a long time ago with a big pair of sunglasses and used a kind of glass/plastic effect on them to give them a realistic look.
Summer Fun Templates

There's my page with the realistic effect.

Recognize the toes?  'Cause that would be weird.  Hehehe...They are mine and so are the goodies.  It's our Soak Up The Sun collection.  Also on sale.

I often hit up the internet when I'm in need of cool titles and or journaling and even search my expansive (cough) digital collection.  This came from a journal card from a kit from Paty Greif and I loved it.  Being raised in Florida, flip flops are my everything and this summer I could wear them for months.  Whoo hoo!

 Summer Fun Templates

I won't hold you hostage as long this time, but if you keep on scrolling, you can check out more beautiful page inspiration and find out how to get yet another free template in our totally scrap-a-licious group and just so ya know, this blog is full of FREEBIES.  Scroll way back or check out our board on Pinterest, TCOT Freebies.  I can't promise they will all work, but it might be worth your while.

You may have just come from Two Worlds.  Your next stop is with Jodi at Throwing Some Scraps Around.  If ya get lost or need the list, pop over to the group. It is Pinned to the top. Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry. You've made my day!

 Throwing Some Scraps Around
 Two Worlds 

We have a lot of fun in our group.  Posting our pretty pages from any designer and even a few traditional pages and projects, too.  I did a Throw Back Thursday post and when we had 20 old pages posted from our group members, I gave away this template.  We get into all kinds of scrappy chatter and answer questions you might have about digital scrapbooking.  Join us!  This template is still available until Monday.  Pop over and grab it while you can, by clicking on the image.

 TCOT Group
              Free template in the group.

This page shows off the total awesomeness of our Planned templates.  Our first pack was so popular I made a second and I've even got a third pack on tap.  So if you've already purchased the first and second, hold on to your hats for the third.  I might like them even more than the first two.

 Planned Again Templates

 Planned Again Templates

 Planned Templates

I've got a new page from Hilary using our Ecstatic templates.  It's all on sale in the shop through Sunday at 40% off so you don't wanna miss!



All of our kits and collections are also on sale.  Ngoc went back and played with our pretty, Ethereal scrapbooking kit.  How beautiful?!


 Ethereal Scrapbooking Kit

I'm showing off a fantastic collection from my gal Aimee Harrison and our Green Thumb templates.  Of course, they are also 40% off and they might just be the perfect fit with our Summer Fun templates for you to design and print an album of your summer.  I'm considering sharing my garden journal/planner and designing goodies for you to print and add to your very own garden planner.

I do NOT have a green thumb.  As a matter of fact, I have no idea what I'm doing in the garden.  Hehehe...My neighbors, in Germany often let me know when I need to cut.  Hehehe...  I don't have a sizable patch of land in a sunny patch prepared for gardening so I put all of my seeds and a few plants, in pots.  I'll save all of the details of my gardening experience for another blog when I show off the templates and project.

Find Aimee's beautiful collection at Gingerscraps.

Another fab collaboration from Aimee and Tammi Miller is, No Drama, Llama and you are so going to love this one.  It's so much fun!  You can find it at Gingerscraps as well.  I paired the collaboration up with one of my favorite packs of templates, that I often go back and use, Got Your Back.  I love the backgrounds they provide for your pages and the flexibility, too.

This is a high school friend of mine and her amazing doggie.  Aren't they a blast?!  No!  I did not photoshop that crazy hair either.  Hehehe...

 Got Your Back Templates

 Got Your Back template

If you are following along with my niece's wedding album, I've been plugging away this week and want to finish it up in the next days.  I'm on page 28!  Here are just a few I did this week.

Look how tall the groom is!

The journal card came out really cool for this one and I designed another wood paper to fit the wood of this building.  Hehehe...I did not use templates for these two.

Here's the Paper Pieces template.  I inserted the original photo and then extracted the ladies and truck and put it over the photo for added dimension and something different.  I'm not great at extractions, but hopefully, an untrained eye will not notice.  Hehehe...

 Paper Pieces

I'm more than grateful for all of my templates with multiple photo spots!  I think I used all of them.  This one is Fabulous Photos.

I'm going to try and put a video together when the album is totally finished.

 Fabulous Photos templates

Wow!  Look at you!  You made it to the end.  Hehehe...  Thanks so, so much for your visit.  I hope you choose to visit our shop and leave a comment to show your appreciation.  I'd love to see what you do with the free template or any of our products.  Post any of your lovely pages in our group and stay tuned for more special exclusives, challenges, daily freebies and overall scrappy fun, there.

Have a super scrappy weekend!