Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hybrid Saturday With More Mini Scrapbooking Album Ideas and Reptilian Rapture

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We're back with more page inspiration, hybrid ideas and tips and tricks to get your mojo going this weekend.

Last week I showed off this page using our Scrapbooks templates.  It features Clever Monkey Graphics collection, Boy, Oh Boy!

 Scrapbooks Templates
Scrapbooks Templates and Boy, Oh Boy from Clever Monkey Graphics

 Scrapbooks Templates

This was the hybrid result.

 Scrapbooks Templates

I'm showing you another hybrid album I made with the same template pack.

 Scrapbooks Templates
Scrapbooks Templates and goodies from JoCee Designs

I had to fill my Creative Team requirements by providing a 12x12 image so I started with that.  For the hybrid version, all I had to do was ditch everything that wasn't "on" the page.  You can see a few examples I have for you.

Even the holes were helpful for me.

 Scrapbooks Templates
Scrapbooks Templates and goodies from JoCee

This was the "cover". Keep the ribbon if ya don't want the holes.

I got rid of all of the extras and printed as you see here.

 Mini Album tutorial

 Scrapbooks Templates

Here's another example made by Cassie.

 Scrapbooks Templates

Roxana recently did this page for me.  It's all digital.

 Scrapbooks Templates
Scrapbooks Templates and goodies from Magical Scraps Galore

If you are adoring the llamas as much as myself then you might just love our new templates, Fantasia.

 Fantasia Templates

Look!  Tracey from Clever Monkey Graphics has put her Llama collection in the shoppe AND she even put in on sale!  Whoo hoo!  Put our templates and Tracey's kit together and you're going to have totally awesome pages.  Our templates are currently on sale as well.

 Llama LLove

Fantasia Templates and goodies from Clever Monkey Graphics

There are a few new releases from Clever Monkey Graphics and JoCee Designs at the Sweet Shoppe.  This one is going to knock your socks off!  How adorable are Tracey's critters?!  Look at that awesome pack. I love tree frogs and nature, overall.  This collection is full of lovely natural colors and a little kick of vibrance.

 Cold Blooded Love
Clever Monkey Graphics and Meagan's Creations

Here's my page.  We were hiking in the mountains in our village in Germany and came across this little guy.  My hubs nearly stepped on him. He was basking on the hot rocks.  He really wasn't that big and he took off the other direction, so I wasn't scared.  I love this alpha!  I'll be back next week with another really cool hybrid idea with this collection.

If you are a reptile lover, you might want to consider something like a book I have pictured here using this collection.  It's SO easy and the image is linked up to a tutorial.  You can make a very nice book in an afternoon!  Scrap a few simple pages, print, bind and you're finished!

 make your very own book digitally, tutorial

JoCee has a few new goodies in the Sweet Shoppe this weekend.  First this soft, sweet kit Generations of Love.  I loved this paper and wanted it to be a feature.  I just found a nice pic with some similar colors and made a lovely, large cluster with some impactful shadows.

 Generations Of Love
Generations of Love from JoCee Designs

Jo teamed up with Melissa for a totally contrasting collection, Our Crazy Family Tree.  Look at those bright colors!  Hello!  I love them!  I finally got to scrap with this template, too.  Perfect for scrappers, no?

 Piece By Piece Templates

Ya got an eyeful of new products and hybrid ideas.  Now go treat yourself this weekend and scrap your heart out!  Don't forget yesterday's blog for more scrap-a-liciousness!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Fantasia Digital Scrapbooking Templates are Fantastic! Unicorns! Llamas! Cats! Dogs!

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We've got some totally kicking new templates that will stretch your imagination and give you truly unique digital scrapbooking pages.  Come along for a fun, fun ride of page inspiration, tips, tricks, ideas and a few freebies.

Art is certainly a huge help in my template and scrapbook designs.  I'm sure many of you are totally inspired by works of art.  Today's new templates were definitely hugely impacted by a poster I saw and this collection from the Sweet Shoppe made this particular template come out just as planned.

 Fantasia Templates
Fantasia Templates and goodies from the Sweet Shoppe

I've given a lot of options in these templates.  Let me show you just how crazy versatile they are as we go through our pages.

We'll start with kitty, here.  Isn't my cat a nut?!  He always acts crazy for the camera.  I've owned many cats, but none like this one.  I'm pretty sure he thinks he's a dog.  I'll show you some features for this particular template.

If you get out your magnifying'll see in my layers that not only does the cat come in several different layers, but that background does, too.  The outline is not only separate, but it has a slight glow to it.  You can totally ditch that, though or even change the color of the glow!  I like providing you with those swirls you see as an element because sometimes designers don't give us that one finer, whimsical typeof element that's needed to perfect our pages.

 Fantasia Templates

It all started with a cat and I wanted to stick with the animal theme.  I love animals and I know our adoring fans do, too.  I could never create a cat template without a similar dog one.  The fans just won't have it!  It only took a few seconds to figure out what other animals needed to be in this...fantastical set of templates.  Llamas are rather spectacular and what beats a unicorn?!  Magical,'s all in these templates.  Now, let's get them on your pages!

 Fantasia Templates

I encourage you to take these templates to an entirely different level.  Go nuts!  Do stuff you'd normally not even try and see what ya get.  Above, I used an awesome grass paper and bleached it white and used it to give my doggo a little fur texture.  I used inside shadows on the mouth and brought that tongue way out with some dramatic shadows.  I liked the idea of muddy paws so I used that mud frame from the collection and simply clipped it over Dana's paw print also in the collection, for the muddy paw prints you see.  I took some paint splatter from another template and again, clipped in the mud frame for the little bit os mud splatter showed.  A bit of puffy styles on the dog, nose and sunglasses to make that particular image really pop off of the page.  The little paper tear scatter was a great idea.  It's also in the collection and I topped it off with an edge I made from the pain in the collection.  Such cute elements, too!

Again, I've got doggo layered up for you.  I've given a few different spray paint layers for you to customize and give a translucent appeal or you can ditch those and go for the solid layer and be done with it.  I've left a lot of doggo unmerged for more flexibility.  The background on this one is only a suggestion.

The unicorn template is pretty much, what you see is what you get.

 Fantasia Templates

 Fantasia Templates

The lama is very similar to the dog.  I've provided a solid background for the llama and one translucent one that gives your llama a textural feel.  This background is a suggestion meaning it is not layered.  There are a few layers that are invisible meaning they are alternative options.  Just click on the eye icon so you can see them on your template.

If ya think these might be way too different and not traditional enough.  Well, let me show you these pages.  They have a much more traditional feel and they are still knock outs.

 Fantasia Templates

 Fantasia Templates
Fantasia Templates and kit from Pat Scrap

 Fantasia Templates

 Fantasia Templates

 Fantasia Templates

 Ruff Life

 Fantasia Templates

Above and below are pages using Aimee Harrison's newest collection, Somewhere in Time.  Below I used my Toujours templates.  More pics from around my village in Germany.

Last week Aimee also released Carnival.  Here's my page.  It's what ya do when you fall in love with a paper, right?!

Aimee provides so many artistic elements in her collections that you can totally go artistic.


These are our templates from last week.

 Simply Sweet Templates

And a few new pages with them...

 Simply Sweet Templates

 Simply Sweet Templates

 Simply Sweet Templates

Here's a page I found that The Cherry was tagged in using our free template.  Go make it yours and tag us!

 Free Template

My gal Ruth has scrapped up a page using our For Kicks templates and our free collection, Yearbook Winter.

To learn how to get this for free, visit our group by clicking the image or the link below it.

Here are a few more freebies from around the web and don't forget, our blog is full of free stuff.  Scroll back and see what you can find.  I leave my links up for a really long time!

 freebie from Creative Fabrica
Check out this cute freebie!


We'll be back again, tomorrow for more new releases from the Sweet Shoppe, hybrid love and yip more free stuff.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

More Sweet Scrapbooking Inspiration and Hybrid Ideas with The Cherry On Top and Clever Monkey Graphics

Welcome to The Cherry's Hybrid Saturday!

Boy, oh boy!  I'm so happy you're here.  We've got loads of scrappy inspiration in the form of digital pages as well as half a dozen hybrid ideas and freebies so you can have a total scrap-a-licious weekend.  I've got pages with our newest templates, some older, some free ones.  There are new releases from JoCee Designs and Clever Monkey Graphics, too.

Grab a cup of something delicious and a snack and sink your teeth in today's awesomeness!

 Simply Sweet Templates

I released these templates, yesterday at our GingerScraps Shop.  They are only $2.79!!  I had to hold off on my pages with the goodies from Sweet Shoppe because they release a little later, but it's a great excuse to break up the blogs and offer some fun hybrid ideas.

My little guy and the new templates paired up with Clever Monkey Graphics fun, fun Charmed Love.  I played quite a bit until I got just the look I wanted.  Tip:  For the little x's, I finally settled on a fine outline to give them just a little more pop.

 Simply Sweet Templates

Simply Sweet Templates and Charmed Love from Clever Monkey Graphics

Here's another page of mine with Tracey's new collection,  Slothing Through Winter.  I'll confess, I'm a Florida girl at heart still.  I've been living in Belgium for over 15 years and all of this grey is not great for one's soul.  Tips: However, a positive out look and surrounding yourself with items that brighten your day are a great help.  It gets dark early and takes what seems forever for that sun to rise.  I love to use candles or maybe light a fire.  Heat up some mulled wine or cider and maybe even roast some marshmallows on the gas stove.  Pop up a huge bowl of pop corn and put on a great movie.  Maybe one with a summer vibe?  Get an awesome jacket and accessories to help keep out the cold when you go outside and it'll make the winter much more tolerable.  Music!  Don't forget music!  It can really turn our down feelings into something much better.

 Only You templates
Only You Templates and Slothing Through Winter

This page started off with my Only You templates and as what often occurs, I ended up using only the paper layers, photo spots and cluster suggestions.  Hehehe...I really did like that mask background, but I didn't dig anything I did with it.  I was thrilled with the result, though.

 Only You Templates

I loved this paper and I really love that Tracey gives us soo many paint and anchor pieces like scatter, in her collections.  It helps give our pages a more finished, polished look.  You can just see the way I used her paint stamps in the corners and I added my own little splatter border from one of my other template packs.  Some serious layers and dark, impactful shadows gives my white space page a little punch.

 Designs from Clever Monkey Graphics

Tanya's fun hybrid project with the new collection.  Try it yourself?  Tip: If you need help, go to this blog for several different ways/tutorials.

It's my intension to start printing out more of my pages.  Tracey's collection, Polar Vortex even came with these fun pockets. Tip:  Scrapping pages like this is a great way to save time.  Especially, when most of these journal cards or pocket cards were already designed.  I did the one with the moose and the penguin.  This would be a super cute card, right?!  It's in a format I can print, too.  So ya could get a lot of birds with one stone.

Speaking of pockets, did you get Wendy P's free pocket letter template from the Birthday Bash?  Total awesomeness!  I used the Farmhouse Valentine collection with it.

This is the free template I used from Wendy P.  Following along with the celebration has its advantages!

Also new to the Sweet Shoppe, from Clever Monkey Graphics is Boy, Oh Boy and boy, oh boy do I love this collection.  I went absolutely nuts!  Check out all of my pages and even another hybrid mini project.

Observe the under titles to see what templates I've used.  They are linked up for easy access.

 Play Hard Templates

 Touched Templates

 Play Hard Templates

 Play Hard Templates

I loved it so much, I made some coordinating templates with a bonus pack.  These will be so cool for you to have for your pages.

 Play Hard Templates

 Play Hard Bonus Pack

It dawned on me that I could use my Scrapbooks templates and go hybrid!  Keep scrolling to see how this page turned into a mini album.

 Scrapbooks Templates



 Scrapbooks Templates

JoCee Designs also has new items in the Sweet Shoppe.  I thought the colors went perfectly with my new templates.  That's me and my besties.

 Simply Sweet Templates

Baby On Board came to the shop for the oldies but goodies sale that happens weekly at Sweet Shoppe.  It's a great opportunity to save!  I used my Fashionista templates for this one.  It was the perfect combination, don'cha think?

 Fashionista Templates

If you're here for the hybrids, I have a few more to show off.  Clicking on the images will get ya to the blog for more information, free templates and or tutorials which will most probably lead you to even more freebies and hybrids!

I made his really fun mini album in under 30 minutes.  Find out how by clicking on either image.

 tutorial and free template

 tutorial and free template

Grab these freebies from last week's blog featuring Clever Monkey Graphics, Farmhouse Valentine Collection.

 Freebies from The Cherry and Clever Monkey Graphics

Here are more hybrid freebies from our most recent blogs.

 free printable book marker

Another fun, fun freebie!  This template for a book marker!

 Free book marker template

And if free stuff is why you're here, make sure you pop back to yesterday's blog to find out how to get all of this free stuff!

 Free mini

 Free in the group

Thanks so much for checking out The Cherry.  I'd love to see you in our group and over in the GingerScraps Forum.

Happy scrapping!

Hybrid Saturday With More Mini Scrapbooking Album Ideas and Reptilian Rapture

Welcome to The Cherry On Top. We're back with more page inspiration, hybrid ideas and tips and tricks to get your mojo going thi...