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Pampered Pups Blog Train

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top, Blog Hoppers!
I hope you enjoyed the stops so far.  The Cherry is dedicated to the promotion of free stuff and frugal crafting and cooking.  We're always on the look out to make things easier cheaper and greener and free whenever possible.
Here's the peek at our freebie.  Scroll further to see past freebies and get the link for our freebie.

Let's just say that this is the inspiration for our freebie.  I designed this layout with Joyce Paul Designs, Chalktastic.  You can get a better look at the collaboration by clicking on the image.  It's currently on an awesome promotion!

This is another example of a very recent freebie that is still available and perfect for this time of year.


This is the inspiration for the above template.  Another festive layout using The Kit Cart Designs, Countdown To Christmas.  Once again, click on the image to see that kit.  



Another recent and popular freebie is this Be-You-Tiful template.  Something a little different…

Gifts For In An Advent Calendar

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
It's soon time to start counting down the days to Christmas.  Have you considered an Advent Calendar?  There are so many different ways to do them.  I found one I loved on Pinterest, designed a template for the boxes, created the number squares for all 25, shoo...and stuffed them with various goodies.  Isn't this digital kit from Vero-The French Touch just fabulous?  Of course, you can use any kit you would like or use our basic template and go totally traditional style.  Maybe even the kids would like to help?
You could decide to do just 12 days as well.  It will save a lot of time and you wouldn't need so many gifts either.
I have two little guys and will take turns with them each day.  My plan is to have most of the boxes full of tiny things like cookies and candy and every couple of days, they'll get something really good like a small Lego set, Playmobil or an opportunity to get a game download for on their tablet.  One boy will get odd n…

Tiny's Hobby and The Cherry On Top, A Mini Album

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
We're back with another mini album.  This one was designed at a workshop at Tiny's Hobby in Kortrijk, Belgium.  They have a brand new store and it is totally awesome!  It's all new and full of "leuk" sweet hobby crafts.  From Pixel Art to crochet, clay, scrapbooking, stamping and tons more.

Isn't it awesome?!  What a transformation!  They have a Facebook Page where they show off pictures of workshops, goodies and the shop.  I actually travel over an hour to get to this shop because I don't know of anything in my area this good and with all of these awesome workshops.



My favourite part is the beautiful new workshop areas.  The last workshop, in November I attended we received a pizza box FULL of delicious scrap stuff.  Most of the goodies were from the Jillibean Soup collection, Spicy Social Soup.
How fun are these colours and prints?!

I went for a layered look on all of my pages and I used a Graphic 45 tag, mini album.


The embellis…

Alexis Design Studio, Huge Sales and Free Stuff

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Hoping you've cleaned up all of yesterday's mess and that you're treating yourself after all of that hard work.

Today, is a big day for commerce in the States and DigiLand is no exception.  What could be, the most money saving day of the year.

I've got layout love from Alexis Design Studio's gorgeous goodies put to both digi and hybrid use as well as a free template and a free holiday card for you.  Keep reading to find a tutorial on digital card making and plan how to use your new downloads.


 Winter Garden is the kit from Alexis Design Studio that I used for the above layout, along with a template from Heartstrings Scrap Art that you can purchase at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio

That's my sister-in-law with JJ and for some reason Liam had his tongue sticking out for every picture that Christmas!  Hehehe... Design some seriously gorgeous clusters with Alexis and Barabara's elements, stack them up on some lovely textural papers …

Holiday Show Offs and a Free Template

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Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Perhaps you are peeking at this blog intermittently with the turkey?  Hehehe...  We are here to wish you a happy holiday if you are celebrating and if you are not, (me either) you can still receive fun gifts, inspiration and get a giggle.

The sales have already started and us Creative Team members have been super swamped with holiday kits from our illustrious designers.  I also had a birthday thrown in there and a huge paper project, which I hope you saw, a couple of days ago.  You can check out the Advent Calendar here.

Let's get looking at those sales, the kits and our inspiration.

The Kit Cart Designs has been a part of my life for years now and I'm always excited to see what Jamie has cooked up.  Count Down To Christmas is full of fun and brilliant colours, too.  Check out those super fabric papers?  So warm and cozy and those penguins are just the cutest.




I saw this paper tree idea on Pinterest, of course.  Hehehe...and I couldn't wait to giv…