Friday, August 14, 2020

Big Scrapbooking Sale, Travel Themed Templates and Layout Love

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Days are finally cooling down, but we're keeping things hot in DigiLand.  We've got so much going on, pretty much all of the time and this week is no exception.  Read through to see what we've designed for the GingerScraps shop this week, check out the gorgeous pages from the team, pick up some tips and tricks, get a recap of last week's amazing FREE collection, find out about our huge kit sale and get our new freebie.

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Do not take template or kits so literal.  Usually a designer needs some kind of theme to get the design process started and keep it steady, but we often consider creating so that a lot of people can use it.  Typically, there are only a few theme pieces and all of the rest is left very general. 

Here was my take on it.  I made a process video, but it'll take forever to upload.  I used styles and texture and a bright pretty kit from the Sweet Shoppe.  I think this template is rather challenging, but keep reading to get other tips on how to use it. I also made a process video using this page.  Check it out on our You Tube Channel along with dozens of other instructional videos.

Sweet Shoppe Designs

This first page from Caro is exactly what I'm talking about.  I so love this cutout shape.  I've been wanting to design with it for awhile.  It is a globe representation, though you can view it from many different angles.  Such a gorgeous page!

Sweet Shoppe Goodies!

I bet you know whose page this is?  Yes!  It's my girl, Cindy.  She's just an amazing scrapper.  She's so, so creative and actually, we are collaborating RIGHT NOW on know I like to toot my own horn, AMAZING!  So stay tuned because we're just finishing it up.

Look at the depth she gave the suitcase.  Use puffy or bevel styles to achieve this effect.  No pictures?  No worries!  This could make a fun poster, in between transitional page, a title page...I also thought a few of these suitcases could be used as photo spots.  Keep scrolling to see what I mean.

Another idea for these templates I might want to do is scrap them up and journal where I'd like to go in the future.  Maybe even that dream river cruise that costs as much as a car, which is why I never go.  Hehehe...Of course, you can also scrap past vacations and live them over, again.  I love that about scrapbooking.

Just Jamie's Story Teller

See!  No photo and scraps up really fun.  Shrink your pages down and turn them into journal cards for your pages as well.
Awesomeness from JoCee Designs at Sweet Shoppe.

How clever did Felicity use this template?  The limited color palette makes it very easy on the eyes and lends a relaxing feel despite the huge prison in the picture!  Hehehe...

A mix of goodies!

Here's another super alternative idea from Hilary.  Great thinking!

Trixie Scraps

I'm always super flattered when my girls leave so much of the template on their pages.  Jarmila even kept the glasses and camera and recolored them.  That's pretty darn talented and a great idea if the kit you are using comes up short on the themed elements you want to maintain.

What a soft, yet bright summer's day feel of a page.  The picture could be anywhere, any time and it all looks super.

Ilonka Designs

Roxanna is such a star scrapper and what a traveler.  I'm so jealous!  Macchu Picchu!  How fabulous?!  She did a very clever job with this template.  It left her a great space for journaling and she clipped in papers that the van doesn't draw up too much attention.

Rachel Jeffries

Often our elements are put in as representational embellishments.  A suggestion of what you might consider putting on its place.  Below, Rachel from Bits N' Pieces, did exactly that.

Products from Magical Scraps Galore

Fun stuff from Connie P.

Yip, more fro Connie P 

Here's how you can use the cases as photo spots, from Jillian.  I also thought you could get a chunkier frame and simply put it over the top, nearly centered and slightly off canter and put your photo or to that way.

If you look at the area I've circled, you'll see some hidden photo spots.  I very rarely design a template without a photo nor a photo spot that is hidden.

If you are not digging the van, you can always delete it entirely and replace it with another picture like Kathy did, below.

Here's another basic, smart way to use the suitcase template.

And what a great idea to use an ice cream truck!

I'm putting all of kits and one bundle on sale.  Most of them are at least 50% off making them only $3-$4. If you look closely at the image, you'll see our, A Reason To Celebrate Bundle in there, too!  I finally got it in the GingerScraps Shop.  It's a doozy of a collection!  I designed it for my niece's wedding, last year and it is huge.  So many papers and elements.  I'd bet you'll never use them all! 

Again, take a look at how you could use it without the wedding theme.  It's a very romantic collection.  It also has soothing, natural colors which makes it highly versatile.  There are many elements that include dining essentials so romantic dinner, family, fancy dinner party...would all work.  Prom, dance, love...take a good look and find that you can use this collection for anything at all.  I recommend hitting up our gallery at GingerScraps for fantastic page inspiration.  Keep scrolling for a few examples.

There are THREE packs of coordinating templates, sold separately in the shop.  The page below coordinates with A Reason to Celebrate.  Scroll on to see more further down.

A Reason to Celebrate Bundle

This is our kit Ethereal and it's on sale.

Ethereal Kit

Here's a pretty page using Revel In Retro and its coordinating template set.

Revel In Retro Kit

Why not pop over to our channel and check out my entire album that I designed for this lovely lady who just had a baby girl.  If you're still on the fence of digital scrapbooking, you should definitely watch the video!

This first page was one where I felt terrible because I scrapped it up in under 10 minutes.  The paper is just pretty, you don't need a lot of other stuff on it.  AND...hehehe...the center of my page is a frame cluster from the collection.  So you see how I did it so fast?  Frame clusters and graphics save you SO much time.

A Reason to Celebrate

Click here to see more inspiration from this collection and the coordinating templates.  There are more tips on how to scrap fast with the collection, too!

A Reason to Celebrate and template.

I posted this page in a traditional group and it got more likes than any other page, I've ever posted!  Again, guilt!  Hehehe...I's just a couple of elements blown up, a few pieces of paper and two pictures.  That's it!  When you have a collection like this.  One that blends so well together and offers so many goodies, it makes scrapbooking incredibly efficient and fun.

A Reason To Celebrate

I've kept these templates on sale for $1.  Just incase you're looking for a deal and templates that make a great base for your pages.

Here are a few new pages from scrappy sister Caro, using the $1 deal templates.

Chere Kaye Goodies

Chere Kaye Goodies

Really cool stuff from Key lime Digi Design.

Chere Kaye Goodies

If you still have not signed up for our newsletter to get all of the elements and alpha for free from the Pool Side collection, I'll be giving the link out one more week and this freebie will be going in the shop.

Here's a great tip on how to scrap fast.  All I did for this quick page/frickie, was select all of the layers on my template, add a puffy style and some texture.  Boom!  Keep the page as is at 12x12 inches or shrink it up and use it a s a fun cluster frame.

One of my favorite shop to get digital goodies with a Commercial License is Creative Fabrica.  Here's a few things that are hot at the moment and yes, I affiliate for them too.

I love this font!

They also have a nice collection of freebies, too.  Like this one!  You know I'm all about the free stuff which is another reason I like at Creative Fabrica.

Thanks so much for hanging with The Cherry.  I love when you do that.  I hope you'll join us in our scrap-a-licious group.  I've got big plans for September that you might want to be a part of.  There already are all kinds of free collections there, too.  Come on over and check it out.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Free Pool Side Stickers, Free Coordinating Cuttables and So Much More From The Cherry On Top

Welcome Hybrid Hipsters, to The Cherry On Top.

If you are all about printing and crafting, then you've come to the right spot.  This blog is full of hybrid awesomeness and today is no exception.

We are continuing our give away of the Pool Side collection.  Today, we've a sticker sheet for you.  Print on sticker paper, put through your cutting machine or print on rigid paper and get fussy cutting if necessary.  Keep reading for tips tricks and to see what else is free and new in the shop.

Our collection prints just lovely.  Use them all together and get scrappy!

The ellies are available for a limited time to all newsletter subscribers.  Also included in the pack of elements is an alphabet.  It's nice and chunky and will also be great for stickers.  Just think!  You can have as many A's as you like!  Hehehe....

The papers are in the group.  If you don't have an FB account, send me a message and I'll send you the links for the papers.  (Give me 48 hours at least.)

Yesterday, we offered these free journal cards.  Great for Project Life or to use as journal cards on any kind of project or any kind of creative medium.

Here are your free stickers.  They come in png format so you can run them through your cutting machines.

Here's a close up of my page.  Done digitally, this goes really fast.  Your page can be done in under 10 minutes.  If time is of the essence, then digital is the way to go.

Below, is a more pimped up page.  I've added some extra clusters in the corners.

Last week we offered this free template and cuttable.  It goes perfectly with the free collection and our new Pool Side templates.

See what I mean!?

Super cute, right?!

The coordinating templates.

I've got a couple more pages with some templates that come with the Free With Purchase for August at GingerScraps.   They were too cute not to share.  Maybe they'll give you some inspiration?

A mix of kits.

BoomersGirl Designs

A really fun mix of kits.

This was a super cute page, too.  Jillian used the free collection and our Pegged templates.  What a super cool idea!

I'm thrilled you stopped by.  Keep cool and scrap on!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Pool Side Digital Scrapbooking Templates and Free Coordinating Collection

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We've finally made it!  I bet you just couldn't wait for today's round of fabulous freebies or our new coordinating templates.  I'm so excited be giving you these wonderful gifts as a way to say thanks as well as keep coming back for more.  We've always got something up our sleeve and today's blog will get you all geared up for August.

First, I'll show off the templates, provide you with some helpful tips and information about the pages and then give you an update on all that is going on this month as well as a freebie wrap up.  So scroll through and enjoy.

I got so much inspiration via so many sources for these templates.  I was boggling my mind at how I'd get that unicorn head on my float and then remembered, I already drawn a unicorn head for a template so I used that.  Now, it isn't perfect and it is painted so it will have a bit of crafty feel to it.  They are not perfect shapes.  Just so ya know!  Hehehe...

Since I went through all of that trouble making these elements for the templates, I thought why not just add some texture and styles and design a little mini and then it just kept growing and I thought I'd just give it all away to our adoring fans and hoped maybe in return, you'd get these templates to go with it all as way of thanks back.

Let's see what the lovely, talented ladies have designed.

JBStudio's Pool Party

Tip:  Add some fun styles to give your pages more POW!

Goodies from the GingerBread Ladies and a style from Mommyish

Watercolor sure does look pretty with these templates.  I just love Theresa's page!  She even added a fun spot on the snorkel and the bottom cluster looks awesome, too.

Goodies from Heart Made ScrapBook

Jenn did up her photo really cool and what a really cool photo, too.  That cluster is to die for!

Products from TraceyB

You can always keep it a bit more simple...

Ocean Dreams from Throwing Some Scraps Around

Felicity just used our background and did her own thing on the top.  Rebel!  Hehehe...

A mix of goodies.

Just So Scrappy

Theresa totally customized our flamingo floaty and you can too with styles, design papers and paint.  Tip:  A bevel style will give your floaty a more realistic look.

More from Just So Scrappy

Theresa has done a double pager with the templates and our free collection.

Our free collection.

The Pool Side Collection.

To get the ellies and the alpha, you have to sign up to our newsletter.  You'll love our letters!  I keep it very brief and I only send out once a week, promise.  I will not clutter your box and besides, I often give exclusive freebies to our subscribers and it's a great way to keep up with our happenings because we have a lot.

The papers are over in the group on Facebook.  If you are not on Facebook, send me a message and I'll send you the links for the papers.  I wouldn't want to force anyone to have an FB Account.  Hehehe...(Make sure to give me at least 48 hours to respond.)

The Pool Side Freebie!

Here are the free journal cards for you.

My apologies for the problems with the links that keep breaking.  Fingers crossed this link will stay.  I'll keep coming back to check.

I'm posting the ugly link too because Blogger keep deleting my links.

I'll have these stickers on our Hybrid Saturday blog tomorrow, along with how to use our free collection, hybrid style!

Free on TOMORROW'S blog.

Did you do the hop around and get all of the fabulous free templates?!

Last week's free template and cuttable.

Don't forget all of the challenges in the forum at GingerScraps.  We've done the Desktop Challenge, once again.

Free template for the Desk Top Challenge at GingerScraps.

I've put SIX packs of templates in the shop at GingerScraps.  Make sure they are not already in your stash!

We've also contributed to the Free With Purchase for August.  Check it out!  although the theme may seem very summery, if you get rid of a few of the obvious elements, these templates are really quite versatile.

Free With Purchase this month at GingerScraps.

Free With Purchase this month at GingerScraps.

A few of my Cherries played with the template from Dog Days Of Summer.

LouCee Creations

Goodies from Connie P.

Designs from Jen Yurko.

Another mix of products.

Goodies from Dandelion Dust.

I'm gonna close up.  It's going to be in the 90's, my office is in the attic presently and we've got no AC.  So stay cool and get totally scrappy this weekend!  I hope to see ya in our group and in the forum at GingerScraps.  

Leave us some love and enjoy all of the fabulous freebies.

Happy scrapping!