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Free Fall Word Art

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
Freebie Friday has arrived along with some sweet inspiration and quite possibly, one of my all time favourite kits from The Kit Cart Designs, Blustery Days. You can find it in my favourite shop, the Digital Scrapbooking Studio AND it's on SALE!!! Let's dig in to all of this fall festivity!
Cool template, eh?  It's LissyKay Designs template and I used a series of photos from a family trip to Cochem, Germany quite a few years back.  Such great times and a fantastic place to visit, too.

Here's a good look at the kit.  Isn't it just fabulous?!  That truck, those pumpkins and the cutest woodland creatures, as well.  Eek!  Take a look at the entire collection by clicking on the preview below.

I thought the alpha from this kit was pretty awesome and knew it would make  great word art.  What do you think?

Here are a few ideas for what you can do with the freebie.
Keep it uber simple by placing a background, one of Jamie's gorgeous mats found in …

Halloween With The Cherry On Top

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Happy Halloween, Cherry fans!

This is what we did for our village's Halloween festival.  I'm an American Ex-Pat living in a rural village/suburb in East Flanders, Belgium.  Halloween hasn't quite taken off in Belgium, but it is growing in popularity.  Especially, in my village.  Yay!  This was our third (I believe) year of our Halloween Celebration.  The party committee asks that everyone do a bit of something scary to dress up our community.

The biggest problem I find, is that it's nearly impossible to find Halloween stuff!!!  On a jaunt to Ghent, I came across a window dressing store.  Eek!  I checked it out on line and saw it was open to the public and they had some pretty cool Halloween stuff.  I purchased the grave stone, skull, bones, that hanging, black death skeleton thingy and some black mesh.  Etalage Gouwy can be found here.  If you want to see more photos of our party, click here.



This photo is for better detail.  I bought the large, full skeleton, the tiny s…

Luigi's No Cost Costume

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
We are hanging with the Halloween theme.  I just love Halloween.  Although, it's not taken off in Belgium, it's on a slow roll.  Yay!
Of course, the kids love Halloween.  Perhaps like your kids, my kids are serious gamers.  Last year, Mario was the big deal and JJ had to be Luigi from Luigi's Mansion, at the last minute.  I was a bit frazzled at first.  Especially, with the vacuum.  The clothes, no sweat.
Jeans: Check!
Green T-shirt:  Check!
White Gloves:  Check!  (a pair of my winter gloves)
Green Hat with L:  Check!  (my hat with a hand drawn, green letter L, glue dotted to my hat)  Hehehe...
Black shoes:  Check!  (He just so happened to be wearing these heavy, black shoes. Pure luck!)
Moustache:  Check!  (thank you, black eye liner)


Now, bring in the vacuum.
Materials we used:
cardboard, black marker, scissors, red book wrap or wrapping paper, aluminium foil, funnel, tape (a lot of tape)  hehehe..., a large plastic water/wine or soda bottle and hose t…

Lessen Your Ironing Load

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
After a small hiatus, we are back to the Dirty Laundry Series and we are discussing ironing more in detail.  We'll go over ways to bringing down that mountain of wash into a mole hill.
As mentioned in our previous series, *hanging laundry out to dry is a fantastic way to shrinking your ironing load.  If you don't like ironing, make sure you choose only the pieces that really need it.  Then get an awesome *steam iron to cut your ironing time in half, at least.  Also, *shaking out your clothes really well after the washing cycle has finished, is a huge help in getting out the wrinkles.

Try to *fold you clothes as little as possible.  Folding brings on wrinkles for sure.  My hanging clothes go right from the line, on to hangers, on to a rolling rack.  This way, if something comes up or I don't have time to get them into the closet, they won't get more wrinkled.  It's also really easy to put the clothes away this way.  Even the kids can just …

Three Halloween Freebies

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Welcome, Scrappers and Crafters!

We've got a super hot blog, today filled with inspiration, awesome Halloween goodies and your favourite, freebies.  Three freebies all linked up for your downloading enjoyment.  There are noo excuses why you can't get scrappy this weekend.

The Digital Scrapbooking Studio is my go to place for Commercial Use as well as Personal Use digital products.  They have the best prices around and a very easy to use site.

We are totally getting into the Halloween spirit at the Studio and here at home.  Our village just had their Halloween event yesterday and we had this place decked out to spook and delight our neighbours and visiting ghosts and goblins.

This is my large picture window in the front of the house.  Every year I go all out!

Next to winter and Christmas, I love scrapping Halloween photos and creating fun, festive, free hybrids for the holiday.  Like posters and stickers. Check out my layout love using goodies from the Studio. 



These four layouts us…

Recycled Box For A Mini Album

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Howdy, Crafters and Memory Keepers!


Late in the summer we made this mini album from our free printable.  Today, we have the up cycled box project to store your mini.
He were the laminated pages from the mini.

This is what the mini looked like completed.




This is the box we recycled.  You may have something similar to this one with your crafty stash.  There are so many ways you can pimp up boxes like these.


You can trace around your box on your favourite paper, cut and adhere, modge podge or you might choose to paint and embellish like we did.


We used our free Summer Printables for the album and to decorate our box.  Choose some coordinating, plain paper and paper the inside.  Apply your favourite Cute Card and cut out any other embellishments from the printable to finish it off.

Use dimensional glue dots to give your embellishments height and added interest.  Add some glitter or pearl drops around the edges and some stickers, letters, dates or journaling for the final touches.

Here's anoth…