Welcome To The Cherry On Top, Hybrid Hipsters!
I've got new release information from JoCee Designs and the Sweet Shoppe. I've also got a new big project on tap that you might be interested in. Something that will make scrapbooking really fast and CHEAP! You can see a set of our templates that are our best sellers to date. I've got some incredible freebies you won't want to miss and that free printable for you.
Let's dive in to the scrappy abyss!
I used our best selling templates to date on my page, here. Last week, I showed you the star template in action. I couldn't wait to play with today's. A fun artistic touch, some bright vivid colors, great pictures and a really, really fun kit with all kinds of great goodies to build your page.
This year, I'm designing an enormous Year Book Collection with every intension of printing out all of my pages that I make for it. It was the point, after all. I wanted to be able to print out my pages, from home and bind them simply in single page sleeves. The kind that our boys have to put their thousands upon thousands of worksheets in. Meaning CHEAP! Just a big metal binder that I'll spiff up with the sleeves and my 8x11 pages with a Project Life kind of format.
The beauty of Project Life is its simplicity. You can save a lot of time and money if you go this route. If you love to scrap or love scrapbooking pages and just don't have the time, money or in my case, the materials needed, then this is certainly the way to go.
I've designed 10 basic templates 8x11 inches that can very easily be altered in a variety of ways over and over again. I also experimented and saw that is was nearly as easy to turn them into a 12x12 inch page, which you'll see a bit further down.
Clip your photos in the spots, add a stroke for contrast if you like and a couple of embellishments and you're finished! You could just use all pictures or you could also use some journal cards. There are free journals cards in this blog and around the internet so you can see how inexpensive your album can be. You might even have everything you need already.
This page uses the same kit from Jo, Shutter Bug and it took me 9 minutes to scrap. Don't forget that there are APPS for Project Life, too!
Here's a peek at my templates. One will be free in an upcoming newsletter. I'll be giving a few free ones throughout the year with the project and the rest will go in the shop.
Here's an example of one at 12x12 with just a few short steps.
I'll be having this free portion ready any day now. It's most of the Winter portion for the Year Book Collection. The other portion will be exclusively for newsletter recipients. Make sure you are in the group. It's the only way to get the large portion and to participate in the Progressive Scrap.
You'll receive this portion to download. You will be required to design 3 pages. They could be Project Life style, 8x11 (ish) or 12x12 inches. Once you have completed 3 NICE pages (Do not just throw something together! You're getting a lot of fantastic free stuff, here! It's the least you can do! Hehehe...) and put them in the Winter album, you'll be eligible to receive the next (spring) pack for free. When you do the three pages, post them in the correct album...you'll get the next season...I'm warning you! You'll have to wait until that season. I don't have them all finished yet. So be patient, scrap beautiful pages and build yourself a lovely Year Book along with The Cherry!
How about 52 free, coordinating journal cards?! Shoo wee! We had a huge endeavor last year. I failed miserably as expected. Hehehe...I gave away 52 cards. You were supposed to customize them if you wanted with pictures and or your own journaling and turn them into a mini album. I gave explicit directions and several tutorials along the way to help as much as possible. I did not finish my album. I did print and cut all of my cards out, but I didn't finish adding all of the photos. Boo! I hope you did?
Thanks for checking out The Cherry! We'll be back next Friday and Saturday with more hybrids, freebies and scrapbooking delightfulness!