Friday, September 18, 2020

Fashion Inspired Digital Scrapbooking Templates, Page Inspiration and Freebies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Here we are, again with more new templates, beautiful page inspiration and a couple of links to some great freebies from us and other designers.

I literally went from flip flops, shorts and tank top to jeans and a sweater in the same day.  My goodness!  It might be the same with you as well.  Such is this time of year and all of the crazy things that go with it.  I used to want to be a clothing designer and I'm still very drawn to clothes, but lately all ya can buy is junk.  Even when you think you are spending a lot of money and going with name brands, it's still very poor quality and will need to be replaced much sooner than they used to.

I figure I'll design good quality clothes in my templates.  Like fashion templates, you can add texture, colors, papers, effects and actions and make my clothes, yours.  I'll tell ya, there is an alternate template for the last one.  It features women's clothes in place of the baby clothes.  

Cindy has yet again, outdone herself with her page.  How absolutely fabulous?!  I would totally wear the outfit and what a brilliant idea to give her an earring.  I bet you're going to do the same thing.

JoCee Designs
Jarmila scrapped such a pretty dress.

Butterfly Designs
This is exactly what I was looking for with this template.  Young adult or even a masculine subject.  You could also use it for a sporty theme, right?!

Sweet Shoppe Goodies

Roxanna used the same kit from Jo, but her page looks totally different.  She used a lot more design papers giving it a totally different look.

More from JoCee

Felicity kept the template as is and used photos to show off my sassy saying.  You can totally ditch the journaling on the hoodie and just add texture if you like.

Just So Scrappy

Ngoc scrapped a pretty dress.  I'll admit, I was thinking wedding, prom or fancy dress occasion when I designed this one.  What might you scrap?  OH!  I know!  A cute card!  Especially, with the baby stuff.  What a cute announcement it would make.

A collaboration with JB Studio

Jillian actually went out and bought clothes for her yet to come grand baby.  How dedicated a scrapper is that?!  It's also a super, super idea, too!  If ya want to make your pictures stand out a bit more, you could use a more plain background.  Black and white photos would look great as well.

I was thinking this particular template would be a neat way to show off some of your favorite pieces of clothes.

Heather Z kit

Last week's templates were a great success.  Thanks so much for all of you who made them yours.  I got some great pages still coming in.  Like this one from Cherry.

More awesomeness from the Sweet Shoppe.

I'm thrilled that Kim is back on the scene, too.
More from the Sweet Shoppe.

Dorian scrapped a really, really cute page.

Moore Blessings

Star Scrapper Jen, designed another doozy using really pretty goodies from TraceyB.  Such a fabulous page.

Tracey B and WOW!

Here's another page from Jen using our Flamazing Collection and it really is flamazing!

Flamazing from Tcot and Art & Life Scraps

Did you see our $2 Tuesday deals this week?  Some of my favorite!  Here are some new pages with them.

Megan's Creations at Sweet Shoppe

Dandelion Dust

If you are here for the freebies, I'll share a few with ya.

Granny has SO many freebies!

Connie's blog is full of fabulous freebies, too!

We've got SO many freebies, all over the place.  Here for starters and our group is fabulous for freebies.  Not just ours, but group members share freebies they find as well.  Our most recent freebies can be found in the group, under Media and in the September Challenges Albums.  Look out for this one coming in just a few days.  Eek!

I'll guess that we've given you enough stuff to play with and all kinds of ideas to get scrappy, right now!  Go on!  Get scrapping!  You totally deserve it!

Thanks so much for checking out The Cherry.  Be sure to stay tuned, we've got some incredibly fun things very soon in the form of new goods, freebies, videos, tutorials....

Happy scrapping!


Friday, September 11, 2020

Artistic Minimalist Digital Scrapbooking Page Templates and a New Freebie

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Holy wow!  There is so much going on in the world.  My heart goes out to all of those struggling.  Natural disasters abound and adding this nasty virus on top of it all can really put one over the top.  I recommend you take a deep cleansing breath, sit back, forget about all of the troubles and enjoy today's scrappiness.

First, a great hug of appreciation to all of you who took advantage of the sale at GingerScraps.  You helped make our new Flamazing collection one of the shop's best sellers.  Whoo hoo!  I've got more pages with it from your fellow scrappy sisters and other awesome templates and kits, too.  There are a month of challenges in our group and another freebie from Art & Life Scraps.


Today's new templates are great for you white space lovers.  You'll be able to scrap fast and beautifully.  Keep it super clean and simple or go crazy.  We'll show you some ideas that'll make ya want to scrap, ASAP.

Let's start off with lovely and talented designer, Ngoc from Heart Made Scrapbooks.  She's designed this lovely page with the new goodies.  There is definitely an artistic flair and a sweet, soft touch.  An awesome background might be all you need.  If you need more, we've got plenty of paint and edges in this pack.  Mix them up if ya need to get just the right look.

TraceyB Designs

I got some extra help from my friend Ruth.  She scrapped a beautiful page with a fall feel.

A kit from Palvinka.

Of course, you don't have to keep it simple and you can also go with a more traditional look.  Roxanna showing off new goodies from JoCee Designs.

I certainly like a more artistic touch with these.  Especially, if you are going to use a lot of the artistic elements like the stamps, edges and paint.  Just a few ellies and you've scrapped!  Great job from Jillian.

A collection from Miss Fish and Sheppard Studio.

More softness and this time with a very natural feel and blended to perfection.  That's our gal Jarmila.

Don'cha just love the template twist on Felicity's page?  Great color coordinating with the kit and the pictures, too.  Has a bit of a crafty feel with that background and the stitched hearts.

Goodies from Connie P and Word Art World

Danica worked her magic and also went with a fall feel.  Great idea to use journal cards in those extra photo spots I provided for you in this template.

Lindsay Jane

Do you recognize Cindy's work?  She's awesome at scrapping without photos.  These kind of pages make fun posters, title pages and in between pages as well.

New from JoCee Designs

Y'all!  I'll tell ya.  My gal Celine jumped in to help me out with pages and I was mega impressed with her page.  Her clusters are so darn pretty and I like the colors, too.  Come to find out it's our BoHo Chic kit.  Hehehe...I didn't even recognize it at first!

What I noticed some people do is add shadows to stamps, paint and what I might deem as anchoring elements.  Personally, I only shadow them if they are thicker, like a paint blob or dimensional scatter.  Maybe I take it all too literal and there are NO rules in art.  Just something for you to consider.  Shadowing is a powerful way to make elements pop out.  

Here are a few new pages with our Flamazing collection.  I'm leaving it on sale at 50% off for the entire weekend in case you missed out.  This huge collection has  hundreds of goodies, including the templates and is only $7.50.  The kit doesn't include the templates nor the journal cards.  It's only $5!

Anita has scrapped her little sweetheart and customized our flamingo template to her liking.  So many fun elements on her page.

Just look at Audry's gorgeous page with the template and collection.

Cindy did several pages and she's also our partner, Art & Life Scraps.  Pop over to her page and keep in touch.

Another page from Cindy and one of the crowd's favorite papers.

I love a wooden background and Hilary did a great job with her page using it as well as the templates.

I think it very fair to say that Theresa is my most industrious and creative Creative Team member.  She's also a super friend of mine for a pretty long time. She's scrapped so many pages for me including this pretty one using Flamazing and our Spring Fling templates.

Another fabulous page from Theresa and our last $2 Tuesday deal.  We had Only You and Terrific templates on sale.  Don't miss next week's $2 Tuesday.  Set your notifications!

Again a page from Theresa with Flamazing and Owl Be There.

More $2 Tuesday pages, Cindy and an adorable collection from Clever Monkey Graphics.

Yip!  Another page from Theresa using Flamazing and our #1 challenge, Template Mash Up.  Get two free templates, mix them up and add your page to the album in our group and qualify for a $10 coupon for our shop.

It appears that Cindy is as generous a designer as myself.  Hehehe...She's got another freebie for you on her page.

Andrea also has a freebie from her shop.

Did you play with GingerScraps birthday mega?  Here was our template and a fantastic page from Deanna.

Join us in 4 challenges and find out how to qualify for a $10 coupon at our GingerScraps shop.

We'll see ya over in the GingerScraps forum for our many challenges we host there.

Thanks so much for join us.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, September 4, 2020

A Huge Sale, So Many Freebies, A Flamazing Collection and Two New Packs of Templates

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Strap yourselves in and get ready for one heck of a wild ride.  Whoo hoo!  We are going full speed ahead with one amazing blog.  It's absolutely bursting with layout love, announcements, challenges, freebies, tips, tricks, new goodies and so much more.

Our shop at GingerScraps along with the others is on sale 50% off for the birthday bash!  Get those favorites and save big time.

I've several challenges in the Birthday forum.  Like this template challenge.

I've also got a fun recipe challenge.  I hope you'll join in on the fun!

Here's a close up of our contribution to the huge mega collaboration you'll find this weekend for the Free With Purchase.

I've teamed up with Art and Life Scraps for one Flamazing collaboration!

This is everything, right here and the best deal.

You won't believe all that you get in the bundle.  There are over 200 ellies.  Crazy, right?!  Somewhere around 3 dozen papers, dozens of journal cards and personally, my favorite part of the entire collection.  There are two very unique and different alphas, more word art than you can shake a stick at, beautiful painted graphics and of course 4 very cool templates.

Here's a look at the kit.

If you purchase the kit, you won't get the templates or the journals cards, but everything else.

A closer look at the cards.

These are my journal cards.

The journal cards are so creative and I tell ya, I put hours of work into them and the papers.

Check out the awesome graphics!

Some super fun word art!

We worked so long and hard on our papers.

We've both added a lot of thought to our papers including the solids.  I loaded up on luxurious textures, layer upon layer and I added a touch of color through texture on all of the solids too.  This will lend a very luxurious feel to the entire collection.

Full of texture and a touch of glamour.

The basics!

Two totally different alphas are also included.

Of course there are templates.  They are also available separately.

We'll start off with my pages, as usual.  This paper is my all time favorite from my pack.  I'm really getting into designing Digital papers.  It's so fun!  There is just no limits and so many options.  I took a picture of my friend and simply traced over most it.  Then I hand colored everything, each in a different layer.  Obviously, it took me hours, but the result is fairly fabulous.

I've produced a sweet video for you.  I thought some people might have a difficult time with what to do with some of our large design papers like this one and a few others.  I also show off all of the featured, unique elements so you can get a really good look at most of what's in this collection.

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If time is of the essence and a big reason you don't scrap, you totally need to check out the video.  I give a lot of time saving tips.  Take the page below.  It didn't take long at all to scrap.  Just the beautiful graphic from Cindy, an edge from my stash where I clipped over a pretty paper and slapped in a couple of ellies in each corner.  

This collection has SO much in it, that it totally helps you scrap faster.  You'll find it all here and won't have to go through your other stuff.  We offer so many elements in so many colors, you'll be thinking, "Cool!  That is exactly what I needed."

I took Cindy's huge scatter, copied it a dozen times, placed it around the background, added a few papers to the background and played with the opacity for a bit more interest, slid in the word art, added a stroke, added a very few extra elements and then my gals.  All finished in about 17 minutes.

Above is another example of how to use the large design paper and scrap at lightening speeds.

On to the pages from the talented team.

Cindy scrapped up her page using the templates.  As did Dorian, below.

Ella made a fabulous Project life style page and included a lot of the collection, too.  What a great collection to show off sassy gals and ladies.

You can totally go whimsical, artistic or traditional.  Below, is another page from Felicity using the templates.

You can keep your pages simple using the templates as well.  Michal did exactly that, below.

I thought the dark side to this page was a great example showing off the versatility of color and contrast in the bundle.  Roxana did a really great page.  Let your eyes slowly take it all in and you'll get a great idea at just how many goodies you're going to get in Flamazing.

Keep it clean and neat like Sylvia did or add all kinds of paint and ellies as Theresa did for the next page.

The last few pages are all examples using the templates and they are really fantastic.

Customize our flamingo and make him or her yours.

Of course you can scrap the templates with other kits and collections.  Felicity's page is just gorgeous.  She did you a mix of kits and the result is really stunning.

Here is your FREEBIE!  It'll go perfect with the bundle!

I've got two other, new packs of templates just in time for the sale as well.  I've sketched these templates out months ago and couldn't wait to scrap them up.  See what the lovely ladies have done.  Aren't they so cute?!  I used a few shapes from GS Creations and there are just a very few hand drawn pieces.

Alexis Designs

Down This Road Designs

Butterfly Designs

Amanda Yi

Connie Prince

Kristmess Designs
More from Connie P

Connie P

Heart Made Scrapbook

Ooh La La Scraps!

Designs from Aprilisa

A fun kit from Throwing Some Scraps Around

Here's another new pack of templates for you and yes.  They are also 50% off all week long.  I love backgrounds like this.  I did the hard part.  Now, all you have to do it pull in your pretty papers, pictures and add the ellies.

Digital Scrapbook Ingredients

Moore Blessings

River Rose Designs

JumpStart Designs

Neia Scraps

Kristin Cronin Barrows awesomeness!

Connie P

I love the way Felicity matched up her colors for this page.

A fabulous Mix of goodies.

Tracey B

Aimee Harrison Designs

ML Designs

Theresa is a star at taking a different take on templates and I love that.  Is this not a brilliant idea?!

Kim Cameron Designs

Neia Scraps

Kim Cameron Designs

Since I took a two week vacation from blogging, you might have missed the last two releases.  I'm putting them here with a just a few pages and yip, they are also 50% off.

Gorgeousness from Digital Scrapbook Ingredients.  I mean OMG!

Designs from Laura Burger and Connie P.  Love them, too!

Super fun templates great for summer fun!

GingerScraps Goodies

Alexis Design Studio

Again Digital Scrapbooking Ingredients and another knock out.

Kitty Scrap

Check out all of the awesomeness in this month's of challenges in our group as well as in the GingerScraps forum.  

Don't forget the Digi Scrap Parade!  So many freebies and a great way to try out new to you designers.

Thanks so much for checking out The Cherry. I hope to see you in the GingerScraps forum and over in our group, too.  This blog is full of free stuff.  Feel free to scroll back and see what you've missed.

Happy scrapping!