Friday, August 6, 2021

Love For Layout Templates Train of Awesome Free Scrapbooking Templates and More

Welcome, crafty scrapping blog hoppers. 

Look who dusted off the keyboard and got to blogging.  I've been blogging like crazy for Design Bundles Design School.  The blogs aren't live yet, but I'll let you know when they are.  Design Bundles and myself has some serious surprises up our sleeve.  Totally Cherry!  By that I mean mega freebies, tips, trips and crafting and scrapbooking tutorials, just like here at The Cherry.  Whoo hoo!  Stay tuned!

ATTENTION!  There is a free mini kit in this blog as well as an unbelievably cheap collection.  Keep reading!!!




Click left to move forward and right to go back in the train.

Check out all of the stops in our scrap-a-licious group and post your fabulous pages there, too.

Thanks so much for those of you popping in for the first time and for those of you regular fans.  I sure have missed y'all!

I've got a few fabulous pages from my awesome team.  Check out the fun ways to use this template.

Designs from Scraps N' Pieces

Use an inside shadow to get an effect like Cindy did.

Designs from GingerScraps

Esther shrunk up the template and put it in a pretty pocket.  She's so creative!

Aimee Harrison Designs

My gal Theresa is also ingenious with her unique scrapbooking ideas, too.

I gave away this entire collection, minus the templates last year.  Did you miss?!  That's too bad!  We always give out free stuff.  Sign up for our newsletter and follow us around so you don't miss out, again.

I've added a new pack of coordinating templates and composed this huge collection.  The templates are called Splash and are also sold separately if you've got everything else.  They are SO fun!  I must be insane charging only $5 for all of this?!  A full kit, alpha, journal cards and two template packs?! 

Just look what my team and I have scrapped up with them.


Remember this template?  It was also free and is still somewhere on the blog.  

Traditional scrappers can have at it, too!!!

Designs from Paty Greif and a whole lott'a fun!


Super cool effects can make terrific pages.  Designs from Clever Monkey Graphics at Sweet Shoppe.

More awesome from Clever Monkey Graphics.

How much fun can ya get?!  Designs found at GingerScraps.

Yip!  More from GingerScraps.

How totally gorgeous!?  Lovely products from LDrag at GingerScraps.

A mixed bunch of designs and super cool!

Can we get more awesome?!  Loving Rachel's page with JoCee Designs.

Designs from Kit Cart

PolkaDot Chicks found at GingerScraps

Beautiful goodies from Kimeric.

It totally pays to read through the blog, right?  I always post free stuff at the end of the blog.  Don't forget! I started designing a collection for Design Bundles and had to make a few changes.  I didn't want to just throw away all of this work.  So, I'm giving you my mistakes.  Hehehe...There will be more coordinating freebies with this mini coming soon.  A lot more! Stay tuned!


I've got a huge write up about simple scrapbooking pages.  There are so many ideas on it.  It just might make your head spin.  You'll have a stock pile of fabulous ideas to scrap.


Scrapbooking can be so simple and pretty, right?

If you are on the hunt for free digital designs, by all means, check out those found at Design Bundles.  You just won't believe the generosity over there or the amazing deals.  This shop is so much more than a shop.  They got a You Tube channel full of fabulous tutorials of all things crafty, Design School and a bustling community, too.  Awesome, eh?


We are linked up socially in all of the hot spots.  Find them in the side bar, at the top.  Our group is really great for page inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to check out The Cherry.  By all means, go back and check out our other blogs. I've been at this for nearly 10 years and this blog is FULL OF FREEBIES, tips, tricks and awesome inspiration.

Enjoy the little things, crafters.  Take long deep breaths, take care of yourself and make time to do the things you love.

Happy scrapping!


Friday, July 9, 2021

Free Digital Scrapbooking Template, Some Serious Prickly Page Inspiration, Patriotic Pages and Disney Inspired Pages Too

Welcome to The Cherry On Top,

I must apologize for taking off a bit, there.  I have a full-time job and it has totally been eating into my design time.  I've been putting out a lovely new product, weekly.  It's just really tough keeping up with all of the social media, the newsletter and the blog.  Plus, all of the regular household duties.  You know what that's like, I'm sure.  I've still got to find my balance.  So be patient! Hehehe...

Other fabulous news!  I'll be blogging for Design Bundles.  I've already filled half of a notebook full and I couldn't be more excited.  It is going to be totally scrapbook, craft and digi related.  I've got some amazing ideas on tap.  Including a Cherry favorite...FREEBIES!  Design Bundles is crazy about freebies, just like we are.  How perfect is that?!  If you don't think I'm telling you the truth, just hit up this link and download until your heart is content.  

This is a really beautiful set of watercolor goodies that echo the glory of fall.  There is a lot of other items like this in the shop and in the free category.  Trust me, there is something for everyone there.


Here's something different from my first choice.  You will also find it in the free category.  It's a fun, bright and cheerful pack of whimsical flowers and foliage.  You'll be able to design the cutest cards, tags, scrapbook pages...whatever your imagination allows.

Today, I've got several new goodies to show off in case you've missed those from the GingerScraps shop.  I've also got some fabulous page inspiration from my awesome team and there is a new free template for you, too.  Oh!  There is also a big sale at Gingerscraps, again.


We'll start off with this week's new release, Garden Glory.  As you may know, I love working in the garden.  I've got three gardens to take care of, now.  My neighbor at our place in Germany is very sick and has been in the hospital for at least a month.  It's not looking too good, either.  If you got some good vibes to send his way, please do.  He's really a wonderful friend.  I'm taking care of his huge yard whilst he's in the hospital.  I recently started a greenhouse and I grow stuff everywhere!  Inside, outside, every nook and cranny and try to leave wild things where they grow.  My chickens help a lot, believe it or not.


I'd LOVE to see what you are growing either on a page or just a photo.  Feel free to share both in our scrap-a-licious group.

Goodies from the Sweet Shoppe.

A mixed set of gorgeous scrapbook goodies and wonderful work from Felicity.



Designs from Connie Prince

More awesome from Jenni and the Sweet Shoppe.

I'd love to know which page was your favorite.  I could never choose!  I'm holding restraint this week and showing off just a couple of select pages, but there are so many more.  Feel free to pop in the GingerScraps shop.  Especially, since it's on sale!  Check out our full gallery of pages, there.

And now...for so many scrapbookers...their favorite subject to scrap...the Mouse!  I'm back with yet another coordinating set of Disney-inspired templates.  Ya don't have to be a fan of the mouse to use these templates.  They are incredibly versatile.  Besides, we all know what a weiner the Big D is about anything that resembles three circles.  If you ever wonder why you don't see more Disney, this is why.  They go after everyone, big time.  I'll cross my fingers.  Check out our other packs, Project Mickey and Magical Adventure.


Several of my ladies love the mouse and all of his magic.  You'll love their pages.  I definitely had their nighttime parade in mind when I designed these, but of course, you can use them however you see fit.


See!  No mouse needed!



My apologies for not having all of the designers behind the pages.  I'm in between two computers and lost some information.  You can always pop over to our group and ask there.

I'm fairly certain this was from Jumpstart Designs.

I teamed up with Aimee Harrison Designs and made these scrapbooking cactus templates to coordinate with her collection, Cactus Lover, of which I also am.  The team knocked me out with their gorgeous scrapbooking pages.  Hold on to your hats!









Goodies from the Sweet Shoppe.

I know, right?!  Insert laughing emoji!



Theresa scrapped this gorgeous layout with our Lots Of Love templates.  I kept them on sale for ya!






Here was our fourth of July inspired templates.



Another fabulous mix from Felicity.  I will have to feature her on a blog one of these days.  Her mixing skills are just amazing.  I'm terrible at mixing!

LDrag Designs

Goodies from JoCee at the Sweet Shoppe.

I just love when my team goes off theme.  Roxana scrapped a totally fabulous page and so can you.



Theresa went nuts with her pages.  I just love her to pieces.  I'm pretty sure this is Connie Prince and the rest of her pages are with LouCee's adorable patriotic kit.



I also went way off theme.  Living in Europe for nearly 20 years has left me with no current 4th of July photos.  Then again, we were not big into pictures back in the '70-'90s either.  It used to cost a small fortune to print those pics and they were usually terrible.  I sure am glad that has changed.

I played with Clever Monkey Graphics, Heatwave kit.  We had a couple of really hot days, here in Germany, but currently, I'm chilly and it's grey and wet outside for most of the week.  I hope I don't jinx it by saying so.  I can't handle that heat, anymore.  Tell us how it is by you!  

I made our Apple Pie digital scrapbooking templates flexible so you can customize your photo spots.  Cool, eh?

Take a look at Tracey's fabulous collection.  Are the emjoi's not just the best?!


If you still need to scrap last weekend's festivities, I've got coordinating templates from last year.  I had teamed up with Lou from LouCee creations for these.


Here's my page with the kit and templates from last year.


Here is your SEVENTH FREE TEMPLATE from the monthly challenges.  If you missed any others, scroll back through the albums each month and grab that download before it is too, late.  By too late I mean December 31st.  Insert laughing emoji, again.  If you are not a pro-craft-enator, then you'll be fine.


Just to see who is paying attention, I've put up a coupon for in the shop.  If you spend at least $5, you get $5 off!  I forgot about the sale, so boy, did you get lucky!  A huge sale AND a coupon!?  Take advantage of the awesome savings and by all means, get your scrap on this weekend!!!!


Thanks for hanging with The Cherry.

Happy scrapping!