Friday, December 29, 2017

New Templates and Scrap-A-Licious Inspiration

Welcome to The Cherry On Top,

We've got  new templates in the shop, pages and pages of inspiration, you new, free calendar for January and more free scrapbooking goodies you're sure to love.  That's what we do on Fridays at The Cherry.

 You Lift Me Up Scrapbooking Templates

I've sketched out these templates months ago and finally finished them all up.  I was aiming for light and airy colours and elements both long and wide and this is what came out.  I was by no means aiming for a baby look, but it did come out that way.  Hehehe...I must say, none of the pages have babies in mind.  Not like that's a bad thing.  These templates will be great to scrap up the little ones.

Check out what we did and make our templates your own.

 You Lift Me Up Scrapbooking Templates

I went totally literal with this template.  I checked out my finder on my computer for balloons and many different kits came up, but I chose Kim Cameron's, Perchance To Dream.  Isn't it just perfect?  Can you just imagine how fast this pretty page was scrapped up?

 You Lift Me Up templates

Hilary did a beautiful job with this unique template.  I gave several photo spot options in this template and you can delete the ones you don't need or hover and click over the eye, in PSE to make it disappear.

 You Lift Me Up Templates

Templates are supposed to give you a boost, but they can also sometimes inspire you or make you say, "Oh!  I've got the perfect picture for that template."  I love when that happens.

 You Lift Me Up Templates

Michal really did a great job on her page.  I just wish the little girl looked a bit happier drifting in her pretty balloon.  Hehehe...

 You Lift Me UP Templates

Go literal, match up templates with a kit that fits perfectly or just go crazy with your own thing, like Tammy did here. I love the mix of my basic template, but a nifty splash of Tammy's own creativity.  Moving the balloons and clouds around to fit the page to her desire.  Doesn't' this kit look great?

 You Lift Me Up Templates
 You Lift Me Up and goodies from the Sweet Shoppe

My gal Rachelle has scrapped up two beautiful pages coordinating each other.  She really followed the templates and her pages look awesome.

 You Lift Me Up Templates

 You Lift Me Up Templates

 Hilary used our Gnome For Christmas collection for her fun page.  What a cutie!

Sometimes you might even recognise the template by the time you've finished!  Hehehe...I have that sometimes myself and it really is the beauty of using templates.  They are there to get you started and you control where they end.

The next couple of pages use my You LIft Me Up templates and my gal Dana from Made By Keuntje's unique and really fun collection, Dill-Lightful Holidays.  Quirky awesomeness!

This page is mine.  I couldn't wait to get all of those colours mashed up and got lucky with my pic.
 Dill-Lightful Holidays from Made By Keuntje

Have you grabbed your present from the blog?

 free template

This is what I did with the template.  I made my E-Card for this year.

 free template

Tammy did her usual magic.

free template

As promised, I've got your free monthly calendar for January ready.  Newsletter subscribers will get this calendar with a blank spot for the photo, like a quick page.  If you'd prefer that, then sign up for the newsletter.  Subscribers also got a look at the Pretty As A Peacock kit AND a fabulous coupon for it.  Make sure you subscribe to the  newsletter to get exclusive deals.

 Free calendar from The Cherry On Top
Right click and save this image for your Personal Use ONLY or click here.

If you follow The Cherry Page on Facebook, then you'll be familiar with Poki's freebies.  If not, allow me to introduce you to her.  She's a super scrappy sister with a very active blog full of pretty scrapbooking freebies.  These are two of her latest freebies and there are a lot more over there.  Take a visit and add some beauties to your digital stash, today.

 freebies from Poki

 Poki's freebie

I hope you enjoy your calendar and that you take a look in our shop.

I wish you the happiest, healthful and most prosperous of New Years!

Happy scrapping!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Your Christmas Present and Links to More Free Great Scrapbooking Goodies from The Cherry On Top

Happy holidays!

Times are so mega crazy and I bet they are for you, as well.  Do me a favour.  Sit back, take a deep breath and give me your best and brightest smile.  Exhale and repeat.  Hehehe...Enjoy today's blog by relaxing and actually reading it.  I keep it light, bright, positive and in a nutshell.  You'll appreciate it so when you don't rush through it.  As you should be doing with most of your daily endeavours.  It has changed my life greatly by doing this.  Concentrating on what I'm doing and living in the present has made everything more enjoyable and I'm even happier than I was before, which I didn't think was possible.  Ha!

I've got a nifty gifty for you and a present is all wrapped up and waiting for newsletter subscribers, too.  If you are signed up, make sure to check your inboxes on SUNDAY.  As promised, next year is going to be pretty great for blog readers and subscribers. Stay tuned!

You'll find the link for your gift at the bottom of the blog and as usual, I'll be holding you hostage through some pretty inspiration and a stash of new freebies from around DigiLand which shouldn't be too tough to suffer through.  Hehehe...

Your Free Template

I needed some simple cards for my kids to take to school. I designed these adorable penguin cards with goodies from Design Cuts.  As well as really great customer service and a huge variety of digital products, they've also got a lot of fab FREEBIES.

Pop over to Tuesday's blog and download these cards.  There are all kinds of free Christmas tags and other cards that go years back.  So you've got a good selection.  Use our "search" to find what you're looking for.  We've got a lot of free printables and templates on the blog.  This Pinterest board might help you out, too.

 Free Printable Christmas Cards

This is another more glammy free card.  Click on the preview to get to the download.

 free printable Christmas card

I offered these free place cards last week and I'm showing off our Sleigh Bells Ring Collection and new ugly sweater templates, too.

 Free Printable Place Card Holders

Here are a couple of lovely pages from my Creative Team to inspire you.

 Very Merry Templates

 Gnome For Christmas Collection

My lovely CT already scrapped up the free template.  See if you can get any ideas from their beautiful pages.

 Laureen's page and her pretty kitty who doesn't appear to be pleased with his hat.

Laureen even scrapped twice with it!

 I bet you wanna squeeze those cheeks!  I know I do.  That's Theresa's lovely page and cutie pie.

Michal has scrapped up some serious loveliness with our Gnome For Christmas kit and I'd bet the house that this is a template from HeartStrings Scrap Art.

 Gnome For Christmas Scrapbooking Collection

Theresa used our Gnome For Christmas kit and our templates for her cluster-licious page.

 This Is Christmas

Ooh, la, la, la...Tammy and her fabulousness!

 "Tis The Season Templates

And now for some other goodies around DigiLand and my scrappy pages.

Throwing Some Scraps Around has a new kit out, Nature's Calling.  Get outside, breathe the fresh air and take in your surroundings. I bet their is something out there that will make you smile.  Like my little guy, here.  He's trying to escape daddy's camera.

 Nature's Calling

Here's another scrapbooking template from Heartstrings Scrap Art.  It's just one of the templates from the new collection, My Sweet Snowflake.  We've actually had quite a bit of snow here, which is unusual.  It wasn't always like  that, but ever sine I've lived here, it doesn't snow much in Flanders.  I cannot take credit for heating up the place.  Hehehe...

 My Sweet Snowflake

Have you done the template mash up?  I sponsored two, free templates for our group members to mash up and this was my result. I'm presently gathering the next two templates for the next mash up.  Don't miss it or any of the other fantastic scrapbooking challenges in our group.

 Scrap Challenge Group
Creative Beast Scrapbooking Templates from The Cherry On Top

Are you a fan of Manu Designs?  I've been for years and I'll tell ya, she spoils her newsletter subscribers and blog readers.  If you are not following, you need to remedy that.  Follow the link below and add Manu to your favourite designers list.  Don't forget to look at the freebies from the blog.

 Manu Designs
 freebie from the newsletter

Here's another designer that should be on your favourites list.  Just Jamiee is giving presents away everyday for the next 12 days.  She's also got a free Commercial Use Club.  Check it all out!

 Just Jamiee
newsletter freebies

Have you done the Digital Scrapbooking Studio's blog hop?  So much free stuff!

 The Urban Fairy Freebie

Thank you so, so much for making The Cherry a part of what surly will be an awesome day.  I hope your holidays are as awesome as you.

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Free Printable Christmas Cards and Envelopes from The Cherry On Top

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I'm a bit out of synch with today's blog due to a last minute idea I thought I'd share with you.  Saturday is my usual day for free hybrids, but I thought Saturday might be too late if you needed these cards before then.  I'll be not doing a Saturday blog, but Freebie Friday will still be live as will my newsletter only I've got a Christmas gift for recipients.  So, I'll be sending it out on Christmas day.

I could not find inexpensive Christmas cards, again this year.  So, I quickly made some myself.  They are for the kids to give their friends at school and anyone else I may have forgotten.  There is always someone I forget!  Hehehe...

These adorable little penguins fit sweetly on their 3x3 card and I've designed a custom envelope you can slip them into if you like.  You could just even hand out the square and not have a card, but more of a post card format if you so choose. 

Feel free to resize if you like and add any kind of glitter or any other elements if you find them too plain.  The template and cards are in a jpg format and all three cards fit on one page.  I kept it on the simple side to save on ink.  Hey, sometimes less is more, right?!

This is the template I'm also providing for you.  It snuggles nicely with the cards and I've left a touch of room in case you want to put something extra in there.

Click here to download the cards and envelope.  They are both for Personal Use ONLY.  As is all of our freebies.

If you are all about the free stuff, scroll back to our Friday and Saturday blog where we've got several freebies linked up for you.

I'll see ya Friday and don't forget, the newsletter is coming out on Sunday instead of Friday.

If you still need gift ideas for crafter friends and family or a nifty gifty for yourself, here are just a couple of ideas.  


As well as Mystery Box Deal, Cricut also has free shipping with a purchase over $75.  FREESHIPDEC  Use that code. There are a lot of fabulous gift ideas over there.

If you had a total brain fart and still want to get something super scrappy or crafty creative for a friend or family member, you can order an instant E-Mail gift certificate from  Their selection is so, so super.  The recipient will definitely find something they can use.

Thank you for stopping by The Cherry and I hope your holidays will be fantastic.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Free Ugly Sweater Printable and Templates

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I've got a fun printable for you, today.  I used my new Ugly Sweater templates to design them.  I mentioned in yesterday's blog that I'm hosting an Ugly Sweater party.  FYI, there are actually people out there that think this is not at all fun.  So, keep that in mind when planning one.  Hehehe...

I've got the link at the bottom for the free printable, but stop and take a peep at my new templates and some other Christmas freebies from around the blog.

 Sleigh Bells Ring Elements from the collection
 Free Ugly Sweater Place Cards Printable

These are the templates I designed.  You'll get the free printable offered here, three different templates as seen in the preview and I put in FOUR different Ugly Sweaters in png version for you to play with using our Sleigh Bells Ring Collection from our shop.

 Ugly Sweater Templates

These are the templates I put in the shop, yesterday.  To see some pretty pages with them click here or here to get to the gallery in the shop.

 This Is Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Templates

I just saw that I've got several freebies on this older blog featuring this free Christmas card where you insert your own image or sentiment.  Check out the other freebies there that are STILL live.

 Free Christmas Card

I hope you enjoyed our Hybrid edition.  Mixing the various methods of craft is savvy, fast and just plain smart.  Try it all and let us help you along the way.

Happy crafting!

Friday, December 15, 2017

New Christmas Scrapbooking Templates and a Couple of Awesome Freebies

Welcome to The Cherry on Top.

I've got some awesome new templates in the shop, beautiful pages to inspire you to get scrappy, today as well as our typical freebies, links to freebies and a peep at tomorrow's freebie.

I'm just crazy about scrapping Christmas!  Ach, who am I kidding.  I'm just crazy!  Hehehe...I know a few scrappy peeps who have had enough of scrapping Santa and Rudolph.  Not me!  Let's keep scrapping up the reindeer bunch, manger scenes and snowy landscapes with a magical star lighting up the sky.

 This Is Christmas Templates

The new templates are by no means exceptional to Christmas pages.  Check out what I and my super fab team have designed with them.

I always start with Tammy.  Have ya noticed?  Her stuff is just jaw droppingly fantastic.  Don'cha think? I want to draw you in with all of this gorgeousness.

 This Is Christmas Digital Templates
This Is Christmas Templates and A Farm House Christmas at the Sweet Shoppe

This next page is mine and I bet you can see right through the Christmas elements and put in a beautiful, spring or summery page.  I just love showing off all of these beautiful flowers from Throwing Some Scraps Around newest kit, Christmas Cheer.  What a great name for a kit and how pretty!  Keep scrolling for a preview of it.

 This Is Christmas Digital Templates

 Christmas Cheer Scrapbooking Kit

Andrea scrapped a really beautiful page.  Pretty clusters and delightful food.  My stomach was growling before I saw this.  Now, it's making me even  more hungry.  Hehehe...

 This Is Christmas Digital Templates

I scrapped this page using Kim Cameron's new kit, Red Nosed Reindeer.  In typical, Kim fashion, she's got some really great embellishments and traditional goodies.  Lately she's been including these nifty patterned overlays, which I find really fantastic.  Sometimes a page is missing something and often it's a nifty, small print in the background that it's calling for.  

Check out my templates.  You'll see I also started including overlays or papers that suggest that this is the kind of background you might want to consider using when designing with our templates.

Rochelle's gone spring with her page.  Isn't it just refreshingly fab?! 

 This Is Christmas Digital Templates
 This Is Christmas Templates and A Walk In The Park from JumpStart Designs

Laureen did some scrap-a-licious magic on her pages with the new templates.  Christmas fun with bright, crisp, not so traditional colours.

 This Is Christmas Digital Templates
 This Is Christmas Templates and Pink Christmas from Bee Creations

 This Is Christmas Digital Templates
 This Is Christmas Templates and Pink Christmas from Bee Creations

Rachelle's page is beautiful, too.

 This Is Christmas and Snow Penguins From Scrapbook Crazy By Robyn

Michal has scrapped up some serious gorgeousness, too.  Just look how beautiful.  This is just what I imagined with this template.  Pretty, simple clusters using smaller ellies and how about that gold accordion flower?  Awesome!

This Is Christmas Templates and Golden Days by Dita B Designs

Have you seen our Gnome For Christmas Collection?  We've got several coordinating templates, embellishments, papers, present making templates, make your own ornament templates...

 Gnome For Christmas Scrapbooking Collection

Dana from Made By Keuntje, designed this pretty page using Gnome For Christmas and our templates, 'Tis The Season.

How'z about get'n your hands on this fabulous free mini from Aimee Harrison.  If I'm not mistaken, it's a part of a fabulous blog hop of freebies.  See what I designed with it.

 Blog Hop freebie from Aimee Harrison Deisgns

I used the free mini and my templates that released last week, Photo Love.  You can scrap so prettily and quickly with these templates.  The mini has just enough goodies for super pages.

 Photo Love Scrapbooking Templates

 hoto Love Scrapbooking Templates
Photo Love Templates

Laureen used Photo Love Templates and our collection, Sleigh Bells Ring.  What a cute puppy!  I bet those kids were thrilled with that gift.

 Photo Love Scrapbooking Templates

 Sleigh Bells Ring Embellishments
Sleigh Bells Ring/ papers sold separately

Just one more really fun page with Photo Love templates and Santa's Little Helpers from Paty Greif Designs.  Danica scrapped this one up and I scrapped a page with this awesome collection Paty's, too.

Photo Love Templates and Santa's Little Helpers

That's my cheeky, hair pulling bebe!  Hehehe...  It was a phase, thank goodness. 

Santa's Little Helpers

I'll be hosting an Ugly Sweater party this year for the family and to my dismay, some of the guests are not thrilled about it.  I thought they'd love the idea.  What do I know?!  Hehehe...Such a bummer, but I told them to suck it up.  BUAH!  

I needed these little sweaters for some printables I wanted for the party.  I've not even finished them yet.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?  Add your own texture.  A knit one would look so great.  I canNOT believe I didn't think of that earlier.  I used a felt one on one of the sweaters and it looked pretty cool, too.  I left the templates in all kinds of different layers.  There is one with totally separate layers so you can customise the look a bit more and one has mostly merged layers so you can design very quickly.  Choose the one that fits your needs.

I've included in this template pack, the free printables from Saturday as well as FOUR different, ugly sweaters in png format for you to use.

 Sweater Templates and printables pack

This is what I'll have for Hybrid Saturday, tomorrow.  Come on back and grab them while they are free.  I used my kit from last year to scrap these.

free place card printable

Now, for the freebies.  Some I've mentioned, but are so great, I want to make sure no one misses them.

 Free Printable Card

Lookie!  These lovely brads coordinate with our free card and Aimee's gorgeous collection, Of Sugar Plums.

 Aimee Harrison Designs FREEBIE

If you are not already signed u for Aimee's newsletter then you are missing out.  She very often has nifty freebies in there and on the blog. I love these stackers.

 Aimee Harrison Designs Freebies and Newsletter Sign up

 This was one of our latest free templates.

 Free Template from The Cherry on Top

 Michal scrapped two pretty pages with it.

 Free Template from The Cherry on Top
free template Apples and Tomatoes from Valentina

 Free template from The Cherry on Top
 free template and Kastagnette, Let It Snow

I've been posting this one around a bit.  I'm so proud of these ultra arty templates.  I wanted to make something extra special for the new group's mash up templates challenge.  I still have to play!  You get tow of these templates for FREE and you mix and match to come up with one page using two templates.  Pretty coll and challenging right?

 Challenge Group on FB

Jodi from Throwing Some Scraps Around did an absolutely stunning page.  Isn't it JUST so fab?!  My goodness.  I told her to get it printed on canvas and hang it in the living room.  I would if I knew the beauties in the picture.  Hehehe...

 Two Free Templates from The Cherry On Top, Find out how

Hey, lookie there!  We made it through another one.  I hope we've managed to, "ooh' and 'awe" you and that you enjoy these freebies.  We'll see ya over in the shop and in our super social scrappy group.

Happy scrapping!