Wednesday, March 22, 2023

You Are Going to Love the Final Scrapbooking Challenge in The Cherry On Top's Scrap-A-Thon

Well, well, well, scrappers!

We've done it. We made it all the way through TWENTY CHALLENGES. Goodness, gracious! Some of you were keeping right up there with me. That was SO awesome! If you're joining in late, welcome. Feel free to follow our challenges at any time. At your own pace. I'll leave up the links to all of the free stuff as long as I have space. You may add your pages to our albums in our group, any time this year. We'd love to see what you've done.

For the last challenge, I'm giving you, yet again, another free template. You do NOT have to use this template for this challenge and you may use goodies from any designer.  This challenge is all about love. I want you to scrapbook Who you love, What you love, Where you love...You may scrapbook anything you love. That's it! Easy, right?

Both of my shops are still 50% off, but only until the end of the month and I don't plan on putting it on sale for a while.  So, get to either The Cherry On Top at GingerScraps or Kreative Design Studio at Design Bundles.

I'm showing off a few of my pages with things and people I love for some inspiration.You know I love page inspiration. Oh! Did you know I had two boards on Pinterest with over thousands of pages to inspire you?! Thousands of Ideas for Scrapbook Layouts and Thousands of Scrapbook Templates and Inspiration. Nearly all of the pages are either my pages or my templates. I must have been at this a long time? Hehehe...

owl be there templates

I LOVE my chickens.  You may note, there are no exclusive dog or cat pages in this blog. Hehehe...Our current dog and cat, though beautiful and adorable, are very hard to love! Wink! Wink! I used goodies from Clever Monkey Graphics found at Sweet Shoppe.

owl be there templates

Ya know the hubs had to make this blog. I scrapped us up with more goodies from Clever Monkey Graphics and a super fun gnome template I designed from simple shapes. That hat took me forever! I don't have the template available yet, but I do have a bundle of Valentine Gnome designs in Kreative Design Studio along with other gnome Christmas templates and printables in the shop.

Valentine gnome designs

Scrapbook designs are awesome for sublimation!

valentine gnome designs

I put my heart and soul into the Optimism Collection found in GingerScraps. To show it off, I whipped up a really cool mockup. This is a template that you can use to show off your digital pages and designs.

scrapbook mockup
Find the template in Plus and use those FREE credits.

There are a few Autism related templates in Plus as well. I'm only showing off a few. For the record! I do not love Autism and neither do my boys. Hehehe...I do love this collection and these really fun puzzle templates, though and of course, that handsome young blond in the pictures.

autism template

Go crazy with digital templates!

autism and mental garbage scrapbook kit

I'm forever grateful and love my family to bits. Here we are in a restaurant we all love in Cochem, Germany. The food is very traditional and even the locals frequent this place. The wine is awesome and so is the axe. That's basically the leg of a pig, served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Mmmm...

pumpkin spice templates
My Pumpkin Spice Template

This is a beautiful photo of the village I live in. It's nestled wonderfully between steep mountains and the Mosel River. It's a tourist hot spot because it's got all kinds of great hiking trails for all levels. Even the daring, adrenaline junkies. You can take a swim in the scorching summer and take pictures of extraordinary views. It's impossible not to love this place.

winter scrapbooking
More designs from Clever Monkey Graphics.

I absolutely loved being a teacher and may try it again some day. This template is from my School Rules collection and the goodies are from Clever Monkey Graphics.

school template

Here are some great vacation photos of one of our many trips to Spain. I love Spain and I love this desktop style template. If you do too, then hit up our Planner or desktop templates in both GingerScraps and Kreative Design Studio. We've got at least three sets.

desktop templates
Yip!  More awesome from Clever Monkey Graphics.

I'm a bit passionate about food if you didn't know that. I grow some of our food and use mostly fresh, organic ingredients in our meals. It really helped with the boy's autism and of course, we feel great, too. I love food, but I do not love to cook. Go figure?

master chef templates
Master Chef templates and designs from Aimee Harrison.

cooking scrapbook kit
If ya love kitchen scrapbooking goodies check out this huge bundle.

If you've been following The Cherry for a while, then you know that wine had to make the list, too. I prefer white. Especially German wine. It's sweet and full of body. Reminds me of myself. Hehehe...You can tell by the pictures that I'm most pleased with my glass of wine and this was (ugh) our all time favorite restaurant, too. They closed recently. Boo hoo hoo...

Aimee Harrison designs

I thought y'all might love a country style page. That's our place in Germany and Aimee Harrison designs. Ahh...back when it used to rain and we had actual blue skies not polluted with geoengineering. (You knew I had to throw that in there.)

country style scrapbooking

If you ever get a chance to go to the Mosel region in Germany, then you surely have to hit up Cochem and Beilstein. These are small German villages that are packed with restaurants, cafes, WINE and much more. You'll love it. Promise! (See! The dog did make a cameo appearance. Hehehe...)These templates are really awesome, too.

round and round templates

What do ya think of the free template I've got for ya?  Tell me how much you love it in the comments and by all means, share around our blog links with your friends who might also love all of this scrapbooking deliciousness.  We'd love ya for it!

free template

You've only got a few more days to get your pages in the albums. There are still prizes to be won in the group. Design Bundles has a treat for the winners besides the FREE MONTH PLUS Membership.  Cool, eh? We'd love to see you there.

Thanks for visiting our blog and for joining us for the Scrap-A-Thon. If it's something you'd like to see again, let me know. I may be inclined to have another go, but I'd certainly like more participation.

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Scrapbook Challenge #19 is a Scrap Lift or Sketch Challenge Join in on the Last Days of Fun

Scrapbookers, we are on the second to last challenge for the month long Scrap-A-Thon. Whooo hooo! 

If you are just joining us, zap over to the blog where this event started, pick up your free template, free tokens and free printable challenge tracker. You may do all of these challenges at any time. At your own pace. Some of the freebies may expire and the prizes will only be given to those who finish the challenges by the dead line which is March 26, 2023.

Grab that FREE one month Plus Membership, too! You can use goodies from there for the challenges, but you don't have to.

This challenge is a Scrap Lift. I love lifting pages and do it a lot as you may have seen. I wanted an example that was really interesting.One that might really challenge you, too. I love seeing people's take on a lift. This pretty heart page is from my Substantial template pack. It's one of my most popular template packs to this date. So, ya might want to check it out. The shop's 50% off sale is ending soon! That includes GingerScraps.

In a scrap lift, you take the basic aesthetic of a page and scrap it in your style with your goodies. Even a template can be changed up a lot. The two pages below show you. Templates can certainly be used as a sketch.

scrapbook layouts

You may gladly use a template for the challenge. It doesn't have to be one of mine.  You may also use papers that have hearts in the background. That should save ya some time, right? If you still have any of your FREE Plus credits, I've linked up some items I designed for Plus that you can grab with your 50 free points. ALSO and hugely important for Plus members. Another Dollar Event is coming up and these events are only ONE HOUR unless you are a Plus member.  You've got 24 hours.  I totally need this.  Hehehe...I'm never on time for Dollar Events.

Templates for design papers.

romantic scrapbook paper
A super pretty paper pack with a lot of hearts.

digital scrapbooking template
Fun heart shape templates.

heart template

I want to thank those of you following right along and posting in our albums in the group. It obviously took quite some work getting all of this together. I'd love to have more and more scrappy peeps join in on the event even if it is late. I'm leaving the albums open all year.

If you're a forum kind'a person, Design Bundles has a very active one. You can post there as well.I've been posting pages from the Scrap-A-Thon.

There's just one more challenge left and I know you'll love it.  Hint!  Hint!

Thanks for checking out The Cherry.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Scrapbooking with Mandalas for Recipe Challenge #18 and Page and Craft Inspiration

Welcome back to The Cherry On Top.

Just two more challenges to go after this one. Isn't that exciting? This challenge is a Recipe Challenge. You follow the directions at the bottom of this blog and design your page.

Will help inspire you, set you up with some mandalas if you need those we'll show off some goodies from our shop which we hope you'll visit.

mandala scrapbook pages

My goodness these are gorgeous pages.  What do ya think?

scrapbooking with mandalas

These are all from my Mandala Magic Templates that you can find in the Kreative Design Studio.  I love how page below shows off the pretty mandala butterfly and our Flamzing Collection. You can get the PU collection at GingerScraps and the CU in our Studio.

mandala scrapbook page

Templates are ideal for sublimation projects! Just look how pretty this tote would be.

mandala sublimation

mandala templates

recipe challenge for scrapbooking

Take digital designs, templates and paper to your walls.

mandala art

This is the pretty paper pack. There's only a few more days to enjoy the 50% off at the shop.

mandala scrapbook paper

Y'all!  Plus has all kinds of totally awesome mandala designs.  I even saw some beautiful earring designs. I only designed one thing with a mandala for the short time I was at Plus and that was this cuttable style template. If you still have not used up your FREE Month's Credits with the Gold Plus membership, it is not too late. You'll be able to get soooo many free downloads. Take advantage of this awesome opportunity.

mandala templates

mandala heart

mandala heart template

Here's another really cool design in Plus. A turtle with a mandala design. Just imagine all the things you can make with it. Sublimation designs for sure, but what else? Journal cards, greeting cards, birthday cards, tags, stickers...Don't let me stop ya!

I found the below design in the FREE section at Design Bundles.  There's a lot more over there. See what you can get to pimp up your digi stash.

By now, you know exactly what to do. For this challenge the only requirement is that you follow the directions carefully and that a mandala is the main part of your page design. You can use a stamp or the one from our Very Vintage Collection which you may have gotten at the Speed Scrap. Below, are the directions for the Recipe Challenge.

Recipe Challenge #18 Directions:

#1   Take a mandala design, mandala stamp or a doily and blow it up to the full size of a 12x12 page or document.

#2   Line the mandala to the right so the center of it is cut right in half. Half on the page and half off.

#3   Crop or cut your 1/2 mandala and copy or duplicate it.

#4   With the other half, slide it to the left side of your page so it's just like the one on the right.

#5   Mat a larger, longer photo with at least 3 different colored layers.

#6   Place the photo just to the left of the center.

#7   Mat another, slightly smaller photo with the same 3 layers or the same three colors.

#8   Place the smaller photo just over the right bottom corner of the larger photo.

#9   Give each photo a slight angel in the direction that looks best.

#10 Align a small to medium sized cluster in the middle, bottom of the 2 photos.

#11 Finish to perfection.

Pop that page in the album in our group by March 26th and you could win more big prizes.  Go on back through the Scrap-A-Thon and see what you've missed.  I've given away a lot of free digital scrapbooking templates that you will not want to miss out on.

I hope you're enjoying this event.  There's only 2 more challenges to go!  I'll see ya soon.

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Rainbow Challenge for Scrapbook Challenge #17 and Beautiful Page Inspiration

Scrappers, I couldn't wait for this challenge. We've only got three more to go and this one is such a fun challenge. Challenge #17 is the Rainbow Challenge. Your page's main feature is to be a rainbow or rainbow like color palette and or format. You'll see what I mean when I show off some page inspiration.

I've got a lot of templates that will help you along away. You may use any template and any kit you like.

watercolor scrapbook page

This is my bundle, Night Sky. What a great background! The entire shop is 50% for just a little longer.  Please, consider supporting The Cherry?

I put something totally out of the box, today.  It's the first part of the Pink Punk Collection. It's 50% off, too. Nothing like flowers...and...and...skulls? hehehe...

pink punk designs

pink punk paper

Rainbows and unicorns are such a super combination. Don'cha think? Check out these fab templates in Plus if you've not used all of your FREE credits yet.There's a LOT of scrapbooking goodies in Plus designed by yours truly. You'll have no problem using those credits.  If ya can't find something specific, hit us up.

unicorn scrapbook page

The girls went just nuts with these fun templates and goodies from their favorite designers and so will you.

rainbow template

Check out our ROYGBIV templates at Gingerscraps.  That shop is also 50% off.

rainbow templates

rainbow templates

Do you remember our Optimism Collection?

rainbow scrapbook page

Push your templates further by changing it up.

rainbow template

Ya don't have to scrap with tons of detail. Save time and go simple and ya still get great results.

rainbow scrapbook templates

rainbow template

The template below is also at GingerScraps. It's our Love Letters templates.

rainbow scrapbook page

Did you grab out Tea Time templates from GingerScraps yet? They are SO much fun!

tea time scrapbook page

tiered tray template

tea time templates

I bet you've got the idea of what's expected for this challenge and I'm sure you're inspired, too.

Scrap your page, get it into the corresponding album in our group and win more prizes. You may use these challenges at any time at your own pace. I'll leave up the albums for the entire year and if ya want, you may gladly add your page. We'd really truly love to see them.

Scroll back and see all of the amazing free stuff you missed. Signing up for the newsletter and visiting our group is a great way to keep up to date.  Ladies in the group share free stuff and gorgeous pages, every day. We'll see ya there!

Happy scrapping!