Friday, June 7, 2019

Cute Cuttables Digital Scrapbooking Templates, Freebies, Page Inspiration...

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Things are heating up around here, literally.  Finally!  Spring was more like winter and then all of the sudden, BOOM!  Hit with an incredible heat where we can get to the gardening, work on that tan and strap on the sandals.  Boy, how hot it is.  Now, it's tough to keep cool.  Hehehe...Stepping out of the heat and behind the computer to try and chill.

I'm currently at our place in Germany.  Jogging the steep mountains and enjoying the gorgeous nature.  Slow internet comes with the mountains.  Hence, my time away from the computer.  Believe me, I'm working it.  My niece was married and I'm designing her album with an extensive collection that I hope you'll love.  I've also got several packs of templates on tap and we are keeping up with the challenges in the group, too.

I've got some new templates in the shop, a couple of fabulous freebies from me and other designers as well as other Digi Scrap news.

 Cute Cuttables

These templates will work great in your cutting machines that use a png format.  I've included the fancy "Y" in one, extra png all on one layer just in case you could use it that way as well.

I played with two of the templates and I've got a few other pages from my fabulous team.



You're getting a look at my Reason To Celebrate Collection, above.  That's my beautiful niece and her husband, recently married and the reason I designed this extensive collection.  It'll be in the shop very soon.

 Cute Cuttable

I used a River Rose kit, J is for Joy.  I love the color palette and my silly boy.  You can delete the shapes that might not fit on your page and copy/paste the other shapes in their place.

Here are some pages from my fabulous team.









You can totally change up the wording on this template.  Check out how I did it with the first page.  Looks like Theresa used some nifty style on her Y.

I thought I'd show off my pages from last week.  The designs from some of my favorite designers are something you might be looking for and they have coordinating freebies that might you like as well.

 Meow-Ments


Do ya recognize the templates?  It's my Fur Family templates.  You will also find templates from Dagi in the collection, Meow-Ments in Gingerscraps.


Dana designed a fun, coordinating freebie to go with the collection.

 freebie

Also found at GingerScraps is Aimee Harrison's newest collection, Midnight Serenade.  I played with both the light and dark side of it.

 Midnight Serenade

Yes!  This is an older picture of my husband.  Hehehe...So much hair, right?! Check out that glass.  Did you know that with each Belgian beer and there are well over 500 different kinds, that each one comes with it's own glass?  The glass helps enhance the flavor.  Look how unique this particular one is.  Belgium is certainly a great place to visit if you are a fan of delicious brew.

 Midnight Serenade

What I like about this page, besides the awesome background is the not so perfect picture.  In the beginning, I only scrapped "good" pictures.  Now, I scrap nearly all of my snaps.  I find that months or years later, I love them all the same.  JJ often has interesting expressions or perhaps, it's the lack of expression that intrigues me?

Aimee has an awesome coordinating freebie on her blog.




My hubs and I have always playfully argued over which baby was the cutest.  How can you not choose this chubby face?!  Hehehe...This is our youngest, JJ.  He was a toe sucker and that spider bite stayed on his face for a year.  I had one on the inside my thigh for a year as well.  Thank goodness we moved out of that place.  Haven't had one since.

Isn't the goodies for this page so adorable?  You know, I just love my boy themed kits and this is LouCee Creations newest, Snips & Snails.  You can also find this kit at Gingerscraps.


 At The Beach

What an opportunity I had!  Working with Kaye's beautiful kit, At The Beach.  Totally unique items and beautiful papers.  She's also in Etsy.  Designs By Savi has such beautiful products in her shop.

Not enough free stuff for ya yet?  Needing another challenge to get your scrappy mojo going?  We've got another new, free template in the group under the June Challenge.

 Free Template

Here is a free cuttable file.  It's just ONE layer in png format.  To get the multiple layers, you'll have to get the templates.  You'll still be able to put a background behind the letter to give it contrast.

 Free Cuttable

My gal Barb is back in business.  Check out her new kit and freebie on her blog.

 freebie


Thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry.  I hope to see ya in our group.  We love to see what you're up to.

Happy scrapping!



Friday, May 24, 2019

Wishful Thinking Scrapbooking Templates, Cap N' Gown Graduation Mini and a Free Printable Graduation Card

Welcome to The Cherry on Top.

We're back with a fun, new set of templates, page inspiration, a new mini scrapbook kit perfect for the end of school season and a new free, printable card.

The templates and the freebie were both requests.  I hope they will be happy with the results and you, too.  I loved the idea of this multiple photo concept with the cool skewed angles.  Very different and there are so many ways you can use them.  Let's see!

 Wishful Thinking

I liked using the spaces for papers.  I scrapped up this really fun page with our Optimism collection and even added some extra spots because I just couldn't get enough of these great pictures of my boys.  They looked to be having so much fun and WITH EACH OTHER!  Hehehe...That is often a rarity due to JJ's Autism.  He's not a fan of hugs and close contact with most people.  Mom and dad are ok, though.  Thank goodness because we all know how important physical contact is.

 Wishful Thinking

I did the same for my next page using a bright, tropical themed kit from Kristin Cronin Barrows.  You can get it at the Sweet Shoppe.  That's some fun family of ours enjoying a lovely repressing beverage of sorts in who knows where because they go EVERYWHERE!  Hehehe...Egypt, Morocco...you name it and they will go.  sometimes with friends and sometimes with each other.  Can't even imagine!

 Wishful Thinking

Hilary did the same with her page.  Great to show off your pretty papers, right?!  This is a lovely collection from JoCee.

 Wishful Thinking

Here the photo spots are used exactly for that!

 Wishful Thinking

This one has a lovely mix of papers and photos using the spots.  That's Lou's newest kit, Gulls Just Wanna Have fun.  Find it at Gingerscraps.

Wishful Thinking

I'm totally digging the traditional feel of Dagi's page.  Great pics and sign usage.

 Wishful Thinking

You know Jarmila is going to put her special touch on her page.

 Wishful Thinking

And Ngoc always scraps so beautifully, too.

 Wishful Thinking

 Wishful Thinking

 Wishful Thinking

As you can see, I left you a few layers on the camera template I bought from GS Creations so you can customize your camera if you like the suggestion.

 Wishful thinking

Tammy was the lady who requested this particular style and she knocked it out of the park, right?!  Lovelies from the Sweet Shoppe.

 Wishful Thinking

With Dorian's request of a graduation card, I had to actually go out and buy stuff because I didn't own anything that I could share with you.  I scoured the internet for awesome graduation goodies and found next to nothing so I started a little kit just so I had something and thought I'd put it in the shop in case you needed a more mature graduation kit, too. I kept the colors so that they'd fit with anything.  In this mini you get papers, Ellies, a card and a template.  Not bad for just 2.99, right?

I was not thrilled with my shopping experience at all until I went to Etsy.  These other sites made it very confusing, having to sign up and pay monthly fees.  Whilst at Etsy, I could just pay for exactly what I wanted, got my automatic download, the end.

 Free Printable Graduation Card

Here ya get a better look at everything.  Click the above image for your free card.

Cap N' Gown

Cap N' Gown  Cap N' Gown
The papers will make a great addition to your paper stash.  With the tiny designing and basic, elegant colors you can use them a lot.  So I scrapped up my lovely nephew and got so lucky.  Look at the colors!  I had no idea what his colors were, but boy was I pleased.  Hehehe...

 Cap N' Gown

If you are interested, I made a video of how to make a quick page in PSE also upon request.  It's so easy and it only takes a couple of clicks.

I had a totally different kind of card on last week's blog.  If you missed, scroll back and grab it.

Thanks for stopping by The Cherry.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, May 17, 2019

To Be Free Digital Scrapbooking Templates, Layout Inspiration and a Free Printable Card


Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I've got a few new templates in the shop this week.  They will give your pages an artistic touch with some seriously fun flair.

Keep reading to see page inspiration, check out Aimee Harrison's newest collection, To Blossom, grab the free printable and scroll through our helpful tutorial to get your printable just the way you want it.


 To Be Free

No, you are not going crazy if you think you've seen this page and template before because if you follow us, you have.  This was offered for free in the previous Love For Layout Template train.  It's also why I'm offering a coupon for the Kreative Design Studio this week as well.  Use code: 2BFREE in the shop and you'll get a discount.  (For some reason I was not able to select which item I wanted to discount this time, so everything will get the discount.  Hint, hint...)

Let's look at some more pages from me and my awesome team.

 to Be Free

Aimee has a new collection out that's just full of spring time magic.  I used the new templates for two pages that are so differing, you might not believe they come from the same collection.

These are my cherry trees that everyone said won't grow.  Keep that in mind when you're set on an endeavor.  I'm the stubborn type that just has to try anyway.

 to Be Free

See what I mean about the moods of To Blossom?  The above and below pages both use it.  I went a bit with a pinky feminine side above and below I used more impact and contrast.  If this template also seems familiar, I offered a free, very similar template years ago.

 To Be Free

Can you recognize Tammy's work or her darling photo subject?  She's a great one for the jaw dropping pages.  The goodies are so beautiful and you can find them at the Sweet Shoppe.

 To Be Free

Hilary did a really cool, artsy page, too.  The black background is a great backdrop for her goodies from the Urban Fairy.

 To Be Free

Kaye has also worked her magic.

 To Be Free

Jarmila made a pretty, natural feeling page that is fresh and exciting using BooLand goodies.

 To Be Free

Kay designed a mellowly muted masterpiece!

To Be Free

More bold fun from Hilary and Shabby Miss Jane.

 to Be Free

Here is a closer look at Aimee's, To Blossom collection.  My first page matches her sassy looking previews so well. The other page shows off the more natural side.  I love collections that offer this kind of versatility.

 Free Printable Card

You can do so many things with today's new freebie.  Consider making a pretty poster for your house or use it as a wall paper for your phone or computer.  You could use it on a page with the rest of Aimee's collection.  You could also use it as intended and give it to someone special.  I thought this sentiment was really lovely.

Let me show you a few ways to go hybrid with this.

You can open up a new document and size and place the card, just how you will want it to print.  Look closely at how I juxtaposition the card on my blank page.  When I print it, I'll be able to fold it in half and just cut to perfection on the right side and bottom.  I also sized it for easy sending via snail mail.

Another option is to position your card so that it open left to right rather than top to bottom.


You could simply resize the card to your desire and print on rigid paper. It doesn't have to open at all.  You could just write on the back.  

Here's how to do that in PSE:

click on the image prompt as shown, click resize, choose image size


enter your desired size (consider your envelope) If you need an envelope, we've got a free template and a tutorial.


Print out on good paper.  Glossy or slightly glossy paper often gives the best results.  If you've got a template to make envelopes, you can use Aimee's coordinating papers and customize.  I LOVE that!


Aimee's collections make THE best hybrids.  I've got two other tutorials using her cluster frames packs and her borders.  I made these with a magnetic back for on my mom's fridge (coordinated to match her kitchen) since she lives an ocean away from the boys.  Find out how I did it by clicking on the image.

 hybrid idea

You can make gorgeous book marks using Aimee's border backs and they scrap up incredibly fast, too.  Find out how by clicking on this image.  These will be so fun to give out at the book club.

 another hybrid idea

Thanks so much for hopping over here.  I hope we inspired you and that you'll peruse our blog further and visit our shop, Kreative Design Studio and use that coupon.

Happy scrapping!

Cute Cuttables Digital Scrapbooking Templates, Freebies, Page Inspiration...

Welcome to The Cherry On Top. Things are heating up around here, literally.  Finally!  Spring was more like winter and then all of the su...