Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Scrapbooking Challenge #6 A FREE Scrapbook Kit and a Free Gold Plus Membership at Design Bundles?!

 Hi there, scrappers!

very vintage scrapbook kit

I am so impressed with the number of pages we are getting in the group.  It is truly amazing and I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am about that. I could hardly sleep last night!  I had asked the wonderful people at Design Bundles if I could purchase a month-long Gold Plus Membership for the winner of our Scrap-A-Thon and they came back with one heck of a counteroffer!  

vintage scrapbooking
I've put in dozens of vintage-vibe items in Plus.  Check them out.  I LOVE this one!

With a special link from yours truly, you too can try out Plus for one month for FREE?! Do you have any idea how huge that it is?! Eek-A-Licious, scrappers! I had the amazing opportunity to design for Plus for a year. I was asked to stuff Plus full of scrapbooking designs. I did 10-15 a week. That means 100's of digital scrapbooking items are waiting for you including templates, papers, elements and so much more. Of course, other designers are still adding beautiful designs as well...All of the time.

vintage Christmas
Here are some gorgeous vintage Christmas scrapbook papers.

With a Gold Membership, you get 50 Credits each month. Most products in Plus are one credit. That is a lot of digital goodies!! If you missed the nearly 1,000 items I designed, now is the time! Don't forget! You get to use DesignScape for free when you have this membership.  It's a great software program for scrapbooking. Our YouTube has several videos on how to scrap with the software from Design Bundles. Whoo hoo! So, team up your FREE GOLD MEMBERSHIP with the awesome digi scrap stuff and you'll be set. I've linked up several Plus items in the past few blogs and will keep on doing so. When ya click, you'll get to the download. Cool, right?!

safari scrapbook layout
Check out the Safari Collection in Plus.

I sure hope you'll join us in Plus and Design Bundles.  I started a post in the forum if you like that kind of thing. You can post the pretty pages that your designing for the Scrap-A-Thon. That's ideal if you're not in the group. You'll love the discount you get on all purchases in DB and the After Party is a lifesaver!  When no one else can shop for an event, you still can.  I do that nearly every time!

printable vintage maps
These printable junk journal papers are hugely popular.  Add them to your stash!

I designed the cutest and fastest durn scrapbook journal album with papers like these.  Check out this video and see what I did.  Warning!  I'm a little annoying.  I was SO excited! You'll be holding a scrapbook in your hand in just a few hours! It's a matter of scrapping up your pages, printing them out, folding them in half and BOOM!  Finished! If you want just the right templates, grab these. Save them under a different name and you can use them over and over.

travel journal page through

I was just thinking how awesome our Travel Collection found in Plus would go with this super scrapbook album idea.  Click here to jump to a previous blog where you can see the collection easily, in one spot.

travel scrapbook collection
This is the kind of stuff you can get with your FREE Plus Membership!!

baby safari
Our Baby Safari is way too cute!  Go check it out if ya dig a more whimsical style of scrapbooking.

You won't be able to scrap by designer, unfortunately.  I know, right?!  I highly recommend typing in things like "vintage scrapbooking" "scrapbook templates" "travel scrapbook" and most everything will show up.

baby safari design

Scrapbooking items can be used for way more crafty endeavors like sublimation.  I write in most of my products descritpions along with my templates, that digital scrapbook designs can be used for cards, invitations and ... well... just about anything.

very vintage free kit

I'm being a bit naughty with my next freebie. I suppose technically, it isn't free because you have to go through the grueling task of signing up for my newsletter, receiving it and clicking the download.  Hehehe...I keep my newsletter really short and I don't visit your inbox all that much. Typically, once a week or even less. I will be bothering you a LOT for this event though. I don't want you to miss out on all of the awesome.

So without further adieu, (I never spell that right!) your next challenge is the Use It All Challenge. Since the papers are a bit busy, you can omit one or two, but everything else needs to be in there. I think there are 14 ellies and 5 papers.  You may add items from the rest of the Very Vintage Collection.  I've linked that up in the next image.  You'll receive Brownie Points for using one of our templates.

vintage scrapbooking collection

You must use EVERYTHING in the free Personal Use kit, from the newsletter.  You may omit 2 papers. You may also add more elements or duplicate elements.  You may use templates from me or anyone else.

use it all challenge
This is my example.  I'd totally go for a desktop-style layout page if this challenge seems daunting.

See how this style might help? They are 50% for the event as well.  Who loves ya, Baby?!

Y'all!  I could post the most beautiful pages with these templates.  Here's just a few.  Visit this blog or GingerScraps for more! 

desktop style template

planned templates

scrapbook planner page

Drop your gorgeous page in the correct album in our group or in our forum post if you want to win prizes.

Shoo wee!  Thanks again for joining our Scrap-A-Thon. I'll be back with your next challenge.

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, February 26, 2023

The Fifth Challenge is Waiting for You Scrapbookers

Welcome to Challenge #5, my scrap-a-licious friends!

Some of my most popular Pins are with this style of scrapbooking. It's a style that can be quick and easy. You don't need a lot of pictures or you can fill all of those pockets with pictures and scrap tons of pics on one page. Do you know what style I'm talking about? Project Life!

project life scrapbooking
Project Simple Templates

There are so many ways you can play with the spaces provided on a template or the spaces that you design yourself. I can totally see why people are attracted to Project Life scrapbooking. It can be so, so simple and mega fast, which fits some people perfectly.

project life
Project Real Templates

Traditional Project Life pages consist of plastic sleeves with pockets.  You can purchase pocket cards and slide them into the pockets. Journal cards and note cards often fit them as well. I'll how ya some card and then you keep scrolling to see exactly what I mean.

Here are some artistic cards I made for the fabulous flamingo collection I and Art & Life Scraps designed, Flamazing.  You can grab it at Kreative Design Studio.

flamazing scrapbook kit

I've scattered the cards around two Project Life style pages.  So you can check them all out.  This collection really is Flamazing!  You'll love it.  The templates, papers...It is FULL of SASS, Baby!

flamingo scrapbooking kit

project life scrapbooking
Choose Joy Templates

Break up your photos for interest and something different.

summer scrapbooking
Choose Joy Templates

Slide your photo just off center to show off more color and add balance.

choose Joy templates
Choose Joy Templates

Here is another popular Pin page. One large photo and one small one. To get this look simply, digitally, select the square layers, ditch the shadow, merge the layers, slide in your photo, make a clipping mask and add your shadow back.

large photo scrapbook page
Choose Joy Templates

This is a fairly realistic Project Life page.  Pictures and cards in the pockets.

project life scrapbooking
Bee Loveable Scrapbooking Collection

Bee Loveable

If ya change the layout horizontally or vertically, your page will look totally different. It's an ideal method to use for side-by-side pages.

cowboy scrapbook page
Project Simple Templates

Project Life is great to scrapbook a lot of pictures.

boy scrapbook pages
Project Simple Templates

You can scrap large and small pictures on the same page.

project real template
Project Real Templates

project life template
Project Simple Templates

I want to say this is an easy challenge. Unless! You don't like the style!  Hehehe...

If you want to win prizes, put your page in the #5 Challenge album in our group.

Have you grabbed your FREE one month GOLD membership from Plus yet?

Thanks for joining in on the fun!  I still need to plan the Speed Scrap.  I'm thinking the weekend. I live in Europe and timing ain't easy. Probably Saturday, March 4th, 3 pm EST. Put it in your agenda. You'll get a free kit to play with or a gifty at the end of the game. I still have to decide.  Hehehe...

Happy scrapping, y'all!

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Challenge #4 in The Cherry On Top's Scrap-A-Thon is Hugely Inspiring

Welcome, savvy scrappers.

We are starting to get dug into this Scrap-A-Thon.  If you are starting to feel the pressure, take a deep breath and remind yourself, it's supposed to be fun.  There really isn't a rush. I'm throwing out all of these challenges, but you've got until March 26th. Pace yourself and enjoy the ride. The deadlines won't matter to you if you're not in it for the prizes. If you're here for all of the free stuff, then pay close attention. I won't be able to leave the free stuff up forever.

Can ya guess what the 4th Challenge is? Yes! IT'S THE LARGE TITLE CHALLENGE.  I've got some inspiration for ya.

large title
Sunny Summer Template. Find it at GingerScraps.

Don't be afraid to keep it simple!

beach template
Escape Template available in GingerScraps.

Felicity's page totally cracked me up. My kind of page. My kind of title and definitely my kind of beer. Served in a large frosty mug. Yes, and thank you!

happy hour templates
Happy Hour Template

If you follow our Pinterest, you may know that this is my most Pinned and shared Pin. It's laughably simple! Darn it! Doesn't it always turn out like that?! Titles will have more pop when you add an outline and some thin, intense shadows.

large title challenge
One of my most popular templates.  Find it in Plus.

Get creative with your large titles. Don't shy away from letting them take over your page. Especially when your photos are part of it. Use your FREE one month GOLD membership at Plus and grab as many of my templates as ya can.

summer scrapbooking
This fun template can be found in Plus.

large title challenge
Find the template in Plus.

I let my pretty background paper take over the page, above and I blended in the large title. The contrasting yet complementing, thin outline lets it just barely standoff the page and it's not the biggest feature of the page. My photos pop thanks to the white shirt, black film strip and the thin, blue lines that help give them definition. The lines match my glasses and some tiny accent color in the amazing background. This way my photos match really well with the page.  Introduce those colors and combine them all for a cohesive page.

large title template
Another template found in Plus.

Y'all know I love my boy pages! The goodies are from JoCee.

love letters template
Love Letters Template found in GinerScraps.

Love Letter Templates were such a cool and unique idea.  Get the templates and you'll have some very original pages.

say it template
Just Say It! Template found in Gingerscraps.

My goodness, the above page is so stunning!  I love the outline on the word moment and the bevel looks amazing. What a way to make it pop!

say it template
Just Say It! Template found in Gingerscraps.

school template
School Rules goodies are available at GingerScraps.

You can keep your pages rather simple when you use large titles.  Especially when you pair them up with a very large picture.  Hehehe...

love letters template
Love Letters Templates at GingerScraps.

large title template
Green Thumbs Template

Though Tea Time were not my most popular templates. I still think they are WAY fabulous. They took me so long to design and they certainly give one heck of a unique look. How many pages have you seen like this?! I gave my bear a beveled look and would have loved to have given him texture, but my skills were lacking.

big bear template
Super fun Tea Time Templates in GingerScraps.

large titel template

I bet you've got the idea of what I'm looking for. You can totally use templates for these challenges.

If you don't have one well, guess what?  I just thought I'd throw one in for ya, too.  This is from the Love Bug Collection.  It comes from the template pack XXX. Make sure ya don't already have it.

free template

Remember to put your page in the album in our group in order to win prizes.  Thanks so much for playing along. I hope you're enjoying the event so far. We'll see ya soon.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Scrap-A-Thon's Third Scrapbook Challenge Lets See Your Layout Love and Win Prizes

Welcome to The Cherry's 3rd Challenge, scrappers!

Ya might guess what the challenge is from my first scrapbook layout.  It's a Black and or White Challenge.  That's right!  I'm doing mah' own thang' and putting a twist on it. You can scrap a white page, a black page and or a black and white page. You are allowed to add a splash of another color. Your layout should be at least 80% black and or white. I'm not great at fractions or percentages and I don't plan on nitpicking entries either. Check out our examples.


If you missed the first challenge, pop over to this blog and grab your freebie there. The second challenge is here. Did ya miss the FREE one month GOLD membership for Plus?

Here's my page I just scrapped for this challenge. I used the Very Vintage Collection from the shop. It's 50% off, but I will be giving parts of it away. If you can wait, fine.  If not, just grab it while it's such a fantastic deal and support The Cherry.

vintage scrapbooking

I did use a splash of gold and one foliage. I'd love if ya kept it all black and or white, but I totally get wanting to add a splash of color.

vintage scrapbooking kit
Very Vintage Collection 50% Off

I grabbed this page that I remembered I scrapped for my niece.  Not only was the template fantastic, I remembered it was mostly white.  This would be a great entry. Don't forget to put your page in the album in our group if you want to win prizes or to help win more freebies through your participation.

wedding scrapbook
Strip Tease Templates and goodies from Aimee Harrison

How about my layout, below?  I did not plan this.  It just kind of spilled right out as I was doing my niece's wedding album.  I've got a video of the entire album if you want to see what a digital album looks like. I was a traditional scrapper for decades before I started also scrapping digitally and I can tell ya, I was so surprised at the result. It takes half the time. It's cheaper. The ellies won't fall off and there is zero mess.

romantic pages

There are packs in Plus at Design Bundles. Type "scrapbook wedding" in the search and see what comes up. You could grab a collection that coordinates beautifully with those packs at GingerScraps.

wedding scrapbook kit

Theresa designed a page with Very Vintage.  She wasn't super cool with all of those vivid colors. So, she pulled out the black and whites and added a splash of gold, just like I did! It looks like she also reduced the saturation on the perfume bottles to make it all blend. Great idea, right?! Bring down the saturation to nearly any picture or element to turn it black and white.

black and white layout

Below, is the free Personal Use kit offered to newsletter recipients and fans.  You're going to need this for a future challenge.  If you plan on doing all of the challenges, then I recommend you sign up and download it while it lasts.  It won't be in my shop at Kreative Design Studio because it is Personal Use and not Commercial.

Free Personal Use Kit

You can scrap beautifully with the goodies and they coordinate like magic with the Very Vintage Collection. It's 50% off along with the rest of the shop and the new templates.  Enjoy the savings and the challenges, fun and games.  There's a lot more to come.

vintage layout

I'll be back soon with another challenge. Make sure ya read the rules from the first post that I linked.  So you don't miss out or bog me down with questions.  Hehehe...It's just little ole me running the whole darn thing.

Oh! I might have huge news any minute. Stay tuned!

Thanks for joining in on the fun. 

Happy scrapping!