Welcome to The Cherry On Top, Digi Dudes and Divas.
We've got another doozy of a blog, today full of gorgeous page inspiration, tips, tricks, promotions, challenges and a heck of a lot of free stuff. I recommend sitting back with something delicious to sip on, get comfortable and dig into all of this rich content. Whether you are a pro, new or somewhere in the middle, we've got something for everyone so make yourself at home at The Cherry.
DSD is our busiest time of year. There is a barrage of new goods out in DigiLand, games, sales and of course, our favorite, free stuff. Scroll through all of this scrap-a-liciousness, take a deep breath and enjoy the weekend's festivities.
There is no time like right now to get those goodies in your cart and maybe add a few extras because we've got FOUR new template packs in the shop with another going in tomorrow.
Something for everyone, right? Artistic style, traditional...we've got it all for you.
These templates have so much of what I love incorporated in them. I love paint, splat, scat and grunge. I also love whimsical and large alphas to fill in.
I didn't put all of the designers in today's blog because it was just a bit too overwhelming. I do have all of the information so if you have specific questions, hit us up in our group and we'll get'm answered for you.
Above is gorgeousness from Tammy.
Cindy is up to her usual awesomeness. I might cringe if I had to work with so many different colors, but because of her use of placement and repetition she made it work wonderfully.
Susie nailed this template with such fun colors and bright and cherry elements.
Rachelle took a traditional spin with our artistic templates.
Susie's pictures are so cute!
Hilary's showing off her scrappy skills!
Soft and whimsical from Jarmila.
More wholesome tradition from Ngoc.
On to my favorite pack. Well one of them. Hehehe... I played with two pages and the team killed these!
It all started off with that first one I did when I designed my nieces wedding album, which by the way is totally finished and printed. I did make a video but didn't want to post it until my niece gets the book. No spoilers, right?
Talk about keeping up to date. We just took this pic this weekend at one of our favorite restaurants in Germany. It's in the gorgeous village of Cochem. If you ever make your way over here, it certainly is worth seeing.
I used a fabulous kit from LouCee Creations. Keep scrolling to find more about it. I can often get overwhelmed with a lot of patterns unless I put some kind of border in-between the layers, but with this one it all flowed so great. I'll lend that to Lou's pretty papers.
Borderline/A Reason To Celebrate from yours truly
There's a page from the album turned into template. Easy peasy!
I want to be this little girl, right here! She is so cool and sassy and her dress sense is very impressive. Tammy just awes me with her talent. She turned the template and I love it even more.
Cherry Scraps! You've outdone yourself! She's taken a fairly basic and simple template and turned it into something beyond fabulous.
No kids? No problem! Many people scrap their pets unabashedly. They make awesome scrap subjects. Though, I might be a bit bias. Chili is such a super savvy scrapper.
Do you start to recognize people's pages by their kids they put on them? Maybe their pets? Hehehe...I sure do. I'd know this beauty for sure. It's Ellas lovely and her pages are always sensational. Ella also turned a template for a totally different look and a great way to show off a photo that is vertically composed rather than horizontally. Great idea, right?
Cindy went with an alternate pattern use in her page and that's another fantastic idea to try.
Borderline/Goodies from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Wendy is up to her usual gorgeousness and a beach theme? Double whammy!
Borderline/Clever Monkey Graphics
Cindy made me squeal with delight when I saw her page. How adorable is that flamingo? The felt gives the critters such a warm, cozy feel. What an awesome page!
Can't get enough kitty? Me either! Look at all of this lush green. A monochromatic look is not easy to pull off, but Chili did just that.
Not a feline fan? How about a canine? How adorable are Susie's doggies? What a fun, crafty feel to her page.
I've only posted a couple of pages with the templates. Just couldn't put them all in this time. You'll see them on our other social media outlets.
I love this pack of templates. I played with three of them, though the first page is how it all started in my brain. I knew I needed a page like that, but still didn't get around to scrapping it. The rest just went perfect with some kits I needed to work with.
Shape Up/Autumn Love Aimee Harrison Designs
Look at me! Wine and rainbows? It really doesn't get much better than that. Aimee's color palette is absolutely smashing, too.
Shape Up/Aimee Harrison & Lust Because Studio
Aimee joined up with Just Because for this collection. I had a great pic for this template. You don't have to do a large photo in there. You could use papers and just put your picture in the other photo spot. If you do use the strips as a large photo, try to use one with a horizontal juxtaposition and one with a lot of background.
This is a ruin of a nunnery by our place in Germany. I'm guessing it's pretty old!
Shape Up/Aimee Harrison's Orchard Grown
This was one of my favorites, but I have to say, the other ladies did it much better justice than myself. See what they did.
Shape Up/goodies from SSD
Tammy turned it again and totally mixed it up with the papers and patterns and it looks spook-tacular!
Does it get much cuter? Such a great color match up and an adorable babe. Cassie is a super star scrapper.
Shape Up/retired goodies from LouCee Creations
Theresa has scrapped a lovely traditional style page. I wonder if her mom actually ate all of that?!
Cassie is rock'n it again. I love the way her layers came out.
Cherry scrapped such a beautiful page. Remember, if you have questions about the goodies, get in touch with us in the group.
Such great fall pictures and a wonderful page from Ella.
Here's another beauty you see a lot around DigiLand. It's Jenn's gorgeous daughter and she's often the subject of her gorgeous pages.
I kept these templates really simple. This way you can use them again and again. I have this thing with candles and lanterns. They seem to cozy up the place perfectly when the sun goes under early and the cool temperatures begin.
More from our place in Germany and Lou's adorable kit, Foxes Woods. If you love little critters, you'll love this and it's priced to sell as well. (the candles are mine)
My boys and some foliage of fall. Not too breath taking, but it's the best I've got. I will definitely consider buying more neutral clothes for my children. Hehehe...They so often do not work with my pages.
Simplicity/Aimee Harrison Designs Orchard Grown
Anyone else sick of apples? We harvested and processed all weekend long. We had apples, plums, peaches, grapes and a surprise crop of strawberries. We're set with juice, jam, apple sauce...
Nothing better than growing and producing it yourself. You know exactly what is in there and of course, provides exceptional health. benefits. Eating local, organic foods is the way to go. Not to mention, we didn't spend a penny.
What an awesome page from Susie. Love the tribute.
Magical for sure! Cassie does magical fantastically.
Perfection from Cherry Scraps. Kit template match is awesome.
Simplicity/Aimee Harrison Designs
Awe, look! It's Rachelle's pumpkins with pumpkins. Hehehe...
Here's another little guy we see a lot of! He's always scrapped up nicely, too.
I nearly used this template for this kit, too. Jenn and I might be on the same wave length. Her page came out awesome.
Don't forget that everything in the shop is on sale. Even our collections. The One Word Wonders have done very well so far. Consider joining the other savvy sisters and add them to your scrap stash, too.
Cherry Scraps scrapped it up sensationally.
3 page kits for only $6! Take me there!
This is my page with Lou's other kit. It's such a fabulous kit. What fun goodies!
Not sure how long this awesome kit will be on sale for $2. I'd jump over to Pickleberry Pop right away and see if you can still get this deal.
I used our EZ2Luv template for this page. It's going to be back in the public eye next month along with a lot of other template packs. Stay tuned!
Let the free stuff roll!
Hop over to our group and help your scrappy sisters unlock the freebies. There are three parts to this kit and ya have to play along to get them. Don't worry! It'll be fun!
If you're not a Cherry resident, you may have missed this free quick page. Not too late.
Join us in our monthly challenges in our group. I've just put in October's.
You can download an entire collection by going back to each month. You're going to love all of the free stuff! You've got all year to fulfill the challenges, too.
I'll be seeing you again, tomorrow for the Love for Layout Templates train!!!
Love For Layout Templates Train of FREE TEMPLATES!