Friday, September 27, 2019

A Peek At A Free Digital Scrapbooking Kit, Fall Scrapbooking Inspiration, Pumpkin Spice Digital Templates And Much More

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Allow us to show off more gorgeous page inspiration with our newest digital scrapbooking templates, Pumpkin Spice.  They are not just for scrapbooking latte's and pumpkins!  Read further on how to switch them up.  Peruse our tips and tricks and catch up with the goings ons at The Cherry.

 Pumpkin Spice

I actually played with all four templates this time around.  The second was experimental and I couldn't wait to try it out.  I highly recommend choosing a designer whose papers you love.  I meant for them to show off papers, but if you scroll further, you can also see how they look blended in and I'll tell you, it looks spectacular.

 Pumpkin Spice Templates
 Pumpkin Spice from TCOT/Transform from Aimee Harrison Designs

Ya know I just love Aimee Harrison and her palette and paper designs.  These colors are so beautiful together and they are not screaming fall either.  I'm one of those people that are not a fan a fall.  Not at all.  When I lived in Florida, it was very different.  I welcomed autumn temperatures if we were lucky enough to get them, with open arms.

As you can see, by my page, I didn't take the template literally.  If you scroll further, you'll see Theresa's page where she did take a literal take on it.  I used the handy matting and photo spots and the enormous side cluster as a guide for my embellishment placement.

 Pumpkin Spice Templates
Pumpkin Spice from TCOT/Frivolous Fall from Aimee Harrison

I really tried to make these trees pop off of the page through usage of shadows.  I liked the double layer look, too.  Aimee had such awesome paint and scatter to help my page pop and I did have to design my own black background paper for more drama and impact.

 Pumpkin Spice Templates
 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Copper Spice Heartstrings Scrap Art

You probably seen this page before if you're a Cherry follower around our social spots.  This is the template I used for it.  I just love the lifted, layered, crafty look of my pumpkin.  It gives such a nice, farm house kind of feel to my page.

 Pumpkin Spice Template
Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Pumpkin Spice TCOT

Yes!  You are seeing double under my page.  Hehehe...I used our newest templates and that upcoming free kit.  Can't wait?  Well, ya have to!  Hehehe...Next week all of the fun will take place and I hope you'll be right there with us in the thick of it all.  Now, I do say "free", but really you and the other scrappy sisters in the group will have to work for this.  It is totally worth it, though.  18 papers and over 50 elements worth of digital goodness.  Surly, that's worth a little dirt?

Now, let's check out what my team has been up to.

 Pumpkin Spice Templates
Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Cheryl Day Designs

This was the page from Theresa that I mentioned.  The literal layout.  Hehehe...Actually, my wreath page you just saw is actually done literally.  I matched up leaves that were exactly like the ones on the template (from the free kit) and even copy pasted the shadows.  I was SO happy to have scrapped that wreath so fast.  Usually, it takes me forever. 

Theresa kept most of the original template and scrapped up a very traditional looking layout.

 Pumpkin Spice Templates
 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Little Butterfly Wings Goodies

Above, I mentioned the muting of the trees.  This is Cindy's gorgeous page.  Her photos are the spot light.  Although, this little girl seriously looks like she needs to go to the bathroom or she is also contemplating just how much she likes the fall as well.  Hehehe...I just couldn't help myself.  Cindy's page lends a fantastic artsy or mixed media feel and I just love it.

 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Transform Aimee Harrison Designs

I'd like to point out several things in Ngoc's page.  First, I really love how there is not a fall theme.  Hehehe...Theses lavender shades are delicious!  Never mind the abuse that dear old dad is getting.  Hehehe...Ngoc also used an extra photo spot (the one in the center) to show off another paper which might be what you need to make your photos pop.  You could just use the large spot for a photo and delete the matting and other photo spots.

 Pumpkin Spice templates
 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Goodies from Kristin Cronin Barrows

Wendy is a super star scrapper!  Just look at the way she layered and shadows those embellishments.  This luxurious page of warm and toasty browns and golds is the epitome of autumn's calling.

 Pumpkin Spice
 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Goodies From WendyP

Susie!  Susie!  Susie!  What have you done to my template?!  Just how gorgeous can a page be?!  My, goodness!  I will try to refrain from using the exclamation point for the rest of this blog. Hehehe...But seriously.  The template? Pretty good. Handsome young men?  Always appreciated.  Purple?  Yes, please and thank you.  Absolutely fantastic kit?  Uh, huh.  (Just look at that restraint.) New goodies from WendyP that just look amazing.

Susie went fairly literal and even kept my adorable hedgie on her page.  Awe...

 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Goodies found in SSD

Can you guess whose page this is?  Who else uses such dramatic shadows on their page?  It's Ella, of course.  I really don't think I could provide you with better page inspiration than what you are seeing here, today.  What a fun mix of realistic and fantasy goodies, too.  Not to mention the extensive color palette.

 Pumpkin Spice
PumpkinSpice TCOT/retired goodies

Here's more magic from Susie.  These papers are beyond beautiful and everything is just floating in fall frolic.  

I love to use up to date kits and collections.  However, you need not beat yourself up for using older designs.  Some kits and collections resonates with us and can be used over and over without regret.  However, you should occasionally, go through your stash and ditch the ones that are really old or that you know you'll never use.

 Pumpkin Spice templates
Pumpkin Spice TCOT/More goodies from the Sweet Shoppe

Cherry's page is exactly that.  Cherry.  (Still restraining) Cherry also used the photo spot for a paper and her page really sticks to the template as well.  These colors are truly wonder-fall.  Hehehe...How about Cherry putting a journal card in the place of a picture?  That is a great idea, too.

 Pumpkin Spice Templates
 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/Goodies from Irina

I have asked Theresa why she keeps her shadows on the smaller side and she said that she likes the more traditional feel and feels that when printed, her pages look better.  Nothing wrong with that, right?  We've all got our reasons for why we do things and perhaps you even agree with Theresa. I noticed that the top cluster does have a bit more depth and I do really love the way the pumpkin came out.  The texture is so lovely.

 Pumpkin Spice Templates
 Pumpkin Spice TCOT/goodies from The Lily Pad

Here's another lovely page from Cindy.  She also used a journal card in a photo spot.  That background is so pretty.

PumpkinSpice TCOT/Goodies from LouCeeCreations

 Pumpkin Spice templates
PumpkinSpice TCOT/JumpStart Designs

Isn't Rachelle from Bits N' Pieces page, SO cute?  We love our kitty pages and this really could be an any time of year page as well.

Use coupon code:  PUMSPICE30 to save!

How darling is Theresa's page?  The bright on the black looks super and ya know I'm a bit crazy for LouCee Creations kits and creations.

Y'all did such a great job hanging in through all of the layout love.  You will be rewarded with freebies.  Hehehe...Here are a few from around DigiLand.  I'll be back next week with some seriously epic freebies and well...a lot of new goodies from me and other fabulous designers.  I'll be spreading the love throughout the weekend so be sure to stay in touch.  You will not want to miss out.  The group is a great way to stay in touch and our newsletter will certainly be worth your while.

 free papers
A pretty freebie for you!

Check out the side bar, up top for all of our nifty social spots.  I've not been current with my Instagram because the program I used before doesn't work any more and I'm not able to upload via my desk top.  If you've got suggestions besides, "Get a real cell phone" I'd love to hear.  Hehehe...

Usually I put here, Happy scrapping.  Not easy with out the exclamation.  Hehehe....

Friday, September 20, 2019

Floral Inspired Digital Scrapbooking Templates and Project Life and Template Freebies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We are back with yet more, unique digital scrapbooking templates.  I can't wait to show ya the inspiration from which they came.  Keep reading to see lovely pages from my fabulous Creative Team, grab the coupon code, get some tips on various ways to change up the templates, see a few older templates with new layouts and ya definitely need to read through to this week's freebies.

May today's blog totally inspire you to do what you love.  You deserve it!

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates

As always, I show my pages first.  They are the ones I can talk about the most, after all.  Today's is pretty special because it's the perfect example of what I mean by anything can inspire you artistically.  That's me, in Germany on the way to my favorite restaurant that I mentioned in a previous blog.  All along the Mosel River in Bremm, are small gardening plots providing a beautiful floral array of gorgeousness sure enough to inspire anyone.  There was a lovely patch of sunflowers that drew me to them.  This very large sunflower reminded me of a shower head, much to husband's delight.  I spared you by keeping my clothes on.  Hehehe...

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates

Here's a look at her collection.

 In The Jeans

I was perusing my extremely extensive kit and collection stash looking for one with fun, bright colors that reflect nature and flowers, especially.  I found a collection from the DigiScrap Parade that I haven't even played with yet and it's older.  To think?!  I really love this background paper, too.  

You can see that I changed up the template quite a bit.  I found the flourishes a bit too busy with my design paper.  The pink color matches my peonies pretty well, though.  Did you know they were edible?!  They smell beyond fantastic and when they are nearly spent, I cut them, put them in a vase and place them either outside on the picnic table or inside.  When they are totally spent, I retain the leaves, dry them and use them in potpourri.

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates
All The Pretty Flowers from TCOT/DigiScrap Parade Freebie

The fantastically talented Suzie has joined up with The Cherry and has been scrapping some seriously gorgeous pages.  I'm/we're super thrilled she's with us.  You can see why she's so much an asset.  How Cherry is this page?!  Fun, bright, in your face fab!

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates
 All The Pretty Flowers Templates from TCOT/Viva Artistry (OScraps)

Here's another beauty from Jarmila.  She's a super star page designer!  I love how she kept the flower very simple and elegant.  Her use of the flourishes is also interesting and a great idea.  She retained a lot fo the templates elements. Yay!  I love to see that.

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates
All The Pretty Flower from TCOT/Floral Fantasy from ReginaFalango's another beauty from our gal, Ella.  Her digital scrapbooking skills are absolutely amazing.  Look at her dramatic shadows and her pages always feel like there is this incredible story behind them.  Take a look how she clustered around her flowers and try it yourself.  I love that she retained the whimsical hand drawn flourishes, too.

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates

I totally saw this template as one that would be used artistically, but Theresa has gone with a more traditional feel with hers and it came out great.  The bird is super cute on her page.  She kept her cluster fairly simple, but her choice of design paper adds a lot of interest to the page.

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates
 All The Pretty Flowers from TCOT/September Song from LouCee Creations

Ngoc also went with a traditional style for her pretty page, clipping in craft style papers and designing one heck of a stunning cluster.

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates

Theresa designed more double pages and stayed traditional as well.  I like her color selection and this collection from Made By Keuntje is super, cute too.

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates
All The Pretty Flowers from TCOT/Oh, Snap from Made By Keuntje 

 All The Pretty Flowers Templates


Did you miss last week's release?  These are templates that you can definitely add to your stash and use over and over again.

 Rond N' Round Templates

Tammy's page was just so gorgeous and I can now show you the page I made with one of the templates as well.  Of course, there is a lot more page inspiration if you missed it from last week.

 Round N' Round Templates

If you are totally like me and in love with the colors in Copper Spice then check out the rest of the designers from the Digital Scrapbooking Studio goodies.  Like these from Heartstring Scrap Art.  Love that denim touch and Bryony's fabulous goodies went so well with this future template of mine. I could literally put this page together piece by piece and nearly exact matching my elements from the template and Bryony's from her kit.  I've never had that before!

I blogged up the previous two pages in a rare Monday spot for the collection's release and I shared a free quick page there.  If you love Aimee's quick pages, pop over to Monday's blog and get the link so you can download it.

 Snuggle Saurus
Future template from TCOT and Snuggle Saurus from HSA

Here's more awesome goodies from Heartstrings Scrap Art.  As soon as I saw this collection, I knew I had to have it.  I had THE perfect pictures for it.  JJ just loved his snuffle saurus, Dino.  He took it with him everywhere and of course lost it because he took it everywhere.  Poor guy!  I did have enough insight to buy two, but the second Dino just wasn't the same...I bet you've been there, before.

 Cut Above The Rest

 Cut Above The Rest
 Cut Above The Rest/Kit from Rachel Jeffries

Are you also one of those people who love to scrap their pets?  Kim sure is!  I don't want to call her a crazy cat lady, but she has called herself that.  Hehehe...She's one of those tender souls that just HAS to take care of an animal in need.  This is one of her many babies, Jerry.  Isn't he lovely?!

 Happy Trails Templates

I love getting pages from scrappy sisters and fans.  Robin use our Happy Trails templates and shared this pretty page.  Feel free to show off your pages in our group on FB.

 Happy Trails Templates

Rachelle's played with our collection, Serendipity.  Don't forget, you get a free template when you purchase the elements pack.  The paper pack is sold separately. 

 Serendipity Elements

I wanted to post some completely different freebies for you this week.  I've got some amazing freebies on tap for Digital Scrapbooking Day that is fast approaching.  Make sure you stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter.  You'll always know the happenings and there are a lot.

 Free PL starter pack

Ya know I couldn't resist sharing a freebie that's called "Cherry Edition". Hehehe...  Becky also gets you started on a really fun, fast way to scrap.  Head over to her site and check it out!

 MissTiina Free PL Cards

MissTiina is one of my favorite digital designers.  She has a lot of free stuff which attracted me to her products to begin with.  She's also all linked up, here.  Look at these gorgeous, free Project Life cards and much more when you follow the link.

Here's a fabulous, free template from NeverLand Scraps.

 Free template

I hope you find the time to do what you love this weekend!

Happy scrapping!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Copper Spice Digital Scrapbooking Collection and Page Inspiration

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I released some new templates on Friday, Round N' Round.  They are still sale sale through this Friday when you use coupon code: RNR30 in our Kreative Design Studio. I used one of them to scrap this pretty page with a new store collaboration found in the Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Check out some pages and get inspired.

 Round N' Round templates

The colors!  Aimee is a genius when it comes to colors.  I always love the colors she uses for her digital collections and she's a pro at papers, too.  When I need a lot of awesome design papers, Aimee is my go to designer.  On a side note, she also includes glitters in all of her collections.  So if you are wanting to amp up your glitter collection, you might want to consider this.

Our dog just got his hair cut and it looks like he's wearing pants!  Hehehe...

Ngoc is giving another example of solids on a pattered or design paper.  She also used Aimee's new collection, Copper Spice.

 Round N Round Templates

If you are digging the colors from Aimee's collection, Copper Spice then you'll probably LOVE Heartstring Scrap Art's as well.  I scrapped it up with a future template.

 Copper Spice
Copper Spice from Heartstrings Scrap Art

That's the view from my bedroom balcony at our place in Germany.  I prefer the view when the mountains are lush and green, though.  Hehehe...

Aimee has to be one THE most generous designers I know.  Pop over to her site and check out all of her gorgeous freebies.  She spoils her newsletter recipients as well.  Just look at her newest freebie with Copper Spice.

 Aimee Harrison Designs

We're keeping it short, today.  If you miss out on Friday's blog, I recommend you go check it out.  We've got a lot more page inspiration and more tips with the new templates.

Thanks for hanging with The Cherry!