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Key Lime Digi Design Celebration

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Welcome to my Blog-A-Rooni!
Presented to you today, is more digital scrapping, a celebration for one of my favourite designers and ideas for alternative uses for digital scrap kits.  They certainly are not just for scrapbooking.  Of course, there's always a goodie for you, just for stopping by.
Extra!  Extra Read all about it!

So that's my girlie's spiel.  A huge prize,winning all over the place and a nice discount for your personal use purchases, too.
As you hop around to the other ladies blogs and grab your pieces for the mini and prizes, you'll be feasting your eyes on some gorgeous inspiration using Key Lime Digital Design's gorgeous kits.  I did not find it easy picking the kit I loved most to present to you because I love them all, but stuck to the rules and chose Steampunk World.

The colour palette is so rich and luxurious.  You could use it for nearly any project you might have in mind and it is very guy friendly.  Full of texture, depth and vibrance, you can se…

20 Minutes or Less Menu Planner From The Cherry On Top

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Welcome to this week's menu planner.  I'm on #31.

I'm eating one of these meals as I'm typing this up.  Ha!  The Cherry On Top's Menu Planners are all about efficiency and healthy cooking.  In most menu's you'll find them to be very easy to cook.  You'll also note that most ingredients are easily accessible at a typical grocer and inexpensive as well.  For most people, we want it fast.  I choose healthy first, but with fast a very, very close second.

This week I've got seven, healthy, easy to prepare meals that will be ready in 20 minutes or less.  The average for these meals are between 13-18 minutes.  Isn't that awesome?!

Yes!  Let's dive right into it, shall we?

Monday:  shrimp scampi with pasta

I could not believe how easy this was to make when I made it for the first time. As a teenager, it was my all time favourite dish and my family today really loves it. If shrimp ain't yo' thang, then add some cubed chicken or fish or go vegetari…

More Free Halloween Treat Bags From The Cherry On Top

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Welcome back to The Cherry On Top.
I designed a couple more Halloween treat bags for you.  They are put together in a snap.  Click on the image, download, print, fold, adhere and POW!  It's finished.  It only took me a couple of minutes and you could even have your kids assemble them.  It's THAT easy.  Fill them up with nearly anything, lay them nicely on a large tray or in a huge bowl and your ready for the tricker treaters!



A printer friendly version that will save on ink.  Simply right click and download.

If you are looking for more treat bags, I've designed these here, too.  Click on the image to jump to the blog where you can find them.  My gal Paty Grief Digital Designer allowed me to make these awesome freebies from her fabulous, Say BOO kit!  Find it here and make some of your own fantastic Halloween favours.

Click on this image below, to get these fantastic, FREE stickers from the Say Boo kit from Paty Greif Digital Designer.  THESE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Thank you f…

Free Halloween Stickers From Paty Greif Digital Designer

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
I've got Paty Greif Digital Designer in the spotlight today and her Boo-Bacious new kit, Say BOO!  Imagine all of the fantastic things you can make with this digital kit.  Of course, your typical scrapbooking layouts, but also an entire line of party favours for a Halloween Party or Freaky Festival!


I certainly had fun playing with this kit to make my layouts of scary Liam and his wicked tooth as well as my tough is enough, American football disguise.  The Buccaneers may as well put me out on the field!  Maybe we would actually win a game!  Rrrr....


Check out the other awesome layouts the Creative Team put together by clicking here.  Then make sure you grab these stickers to decorate your Halloween goodies for the coming holiday.  Click on the image to download.

Here's an example of what you can do with the kit in regards to hybrid crafting.  Create some lovely treat bags for your tricksters.  I used a template I found on Pinterest.  Find it here.  Cl…

Lunch For the Lil' Ones

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top!

Today, The Cherry is bringing you an arsenal of ideas for in your kid's lunch box.   They are not all fancy, time intensive meals and I went for healthy, fresh lunches that most kids like.  My boys have Autism and are not the easiest mouths to feed.  Especially, when it comes to healthy stuff.  I would like to remind you of the importance of feeding your little, loved ones a sugarless, healthy meal.  You set them a fine example and make their lives healthier.

There are so many places to look for inspiration.  I'm going to share a couple of my own ideas and some links where you can find even more creative mum's meal ideas.

I was going to start off with a list of things to put in lunches that you can hang on your refrigerator, but then I found another blog, who already did that!  You can find an awesome lunch list right here.

Here are some examples of my meals:



Some very important tips to remember when packing a lunch is limit the sugar.  I very rare…

Free Printable Wine Label

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Welcome, to The Cherry On Top.
I've got a fantastically easy, FREE, wine label printable for you.  Just cut and stick and you can personalise your favourite bottle of wine or maybe cover up the label of another bottle of wine.
You may just get a giggle or a snort with the little play on words.
These are all of the instruments required for this project:
bottle of wine tape or double sided tape scissors or a paper cutter printable (watch your print size!)
That's it!
Gather your materials.  Cut out your labels, but be careful not to cut too much.  I had to leave on a little bit of the white frame to cover the entire label and cut off a lot of extra for the top label.  I also left the entire width of the paper for my large label.  Measure it up before cutting!

Simply wrap your small and large labels in their corresponding places and tape or adhere. (I did fix the print out with the correct form of whine.  Duh!  Hehehe...)


That's it!  What a fun and easy way to personalise and present a g…

Week #30 Menu Planner

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Here we are, again!

Back at ya with another delicious, healthy and fast week's worth of menus.  Make sure you plan your meals.  You save time, money and hassle.

Meatless Monday:  vegetarian pizza

I've got Paula Deen here, today!  Making your own crust is always the healthiest, but if ya just can't see yourself doing it, although uber easy, use a fresh baguette, a tortilla or one of those pre made crusts from the grocers.


Tuesday: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
You won't believe how easy this one is.  With the air growing a bit chilly, this is just what the family needs.  Serve it with some fresh bread if you think the soup won't be enough.

Wednesday:  Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet
I asked my fans how they felt about cabbage and I was pleased that a majority said they liked it.  So, here is a fantastic fall recipe with cabbage.  Watch that salt intake with this one and take it easy on the bouillon.

Thursday: Cumin Lime Pork Tenderloin
Check out this awesome recipe from Boulder Locavore…

Key Lime Digi Design Freebie

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Welcome, all you Digital Divas!

I've got Key Lime Digi Design in the spotlight today and Man is this a hot edition!  I'm talking smoking!  My girl Sandy, has teamed up with Tami Miller and they have put together an absolutely gorgeous kit, "She's All That".  Le'me tell ya.  She IS all that, a bag of chips and a box of chocolates.  Hehehe...

Ok!  Ok!

Without further ado,  I give you, "She's All That", links for the fabulous collaboration, my design inspiration AND....dun, dun, daaaaahhhh.....A FREEBIE, of course!

Are these colours not just knocking your socks off?!  What a joy it was working with it.  Click on the image to see even more fabulous designs with this collaboration and get a cooer look at all of the gorgeous goodies.


Here's a hit of inspiration for you.  Go BIG on that title with this awesome alpha and let the picture of your beauty take over.


Or...you can go absolutely nuts and use nearly every single element in one corner of your layo…