Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
I've got a totally different kind of blog, today. We're still providing freebies and plenty of inspiration, but we've got more of a tale to tell as well. Sit back, scroll through slowly, ooh and ahh at all of the lovely images, read about mom and get inspired to do something lovely for you dear mother.
All of the images are linked up to previous blogs and or the place to find the collections.
As you may know, I used to live in the States. In 2003, I moved to Europe and now I rarely get to see my parents. The flight is just a killer for all of us. Above is my mom with my youngest on one of her few trips to Belgium. My son that she is holding is now 10 and we've only seen her one other time since then.
I did a traditional scrap showing off a tutorial on how you can use this fun starburst. I've also provided a free template so you can do it, too. It might not be as difficult as you think. Up for the challenge? Click on the image to get to that blog.
The nut doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to me and my ma. I get my creativity from her and my dad. Though, they both will tell you they are not creative. I beg to differ! My mom has quite an eye for design, though not trained. She loves interior design and she did go to beauty school for a bit. Though our styles may not be the same they can be complementive.
One of our few family vacations with the entire family sure holds sweet memories. I just love scrapbooking my mother and letting all of those memories come flowing back. Things I'd never think about if I didn't continuously go through these lovely photos every couple of days and then refer back to older blogs, like the ones linked up here and see them all over again. They always bring a smile and warm my heart.
There's mom with my oldest. He's 12 now! What a tiny, little darling and what a wonderful teacher my mom is. The babies always love my mom. They felt right at home with her and were always so good.
Layer up some pretty papers, frame mom and add a few ellies around. Soft pastels can look so, so sweet. Make her a traditional or a digital album. Have it printed professionally or print out the pages and slide them into a traditional album. I recently blogged how, here and it doesn't take long or cost much.
Here's my Mother-In-Law and my oldest, in Spain. These pages use Aimee Harrison Designs collections. If I could match up any designer with mom in mind projects, it HAS to be Aimee Harrison. Her design epitomises all that is sweet, special, sacred and beautiful. Just like mom.
The above page was designed with a freebie. It changes every month on Facebook and I've linked up the page to Aimee's Facebook. See what's there, now!
Show off photos of your mom's grandchildren beautifully. Melt her heart through your design and sentimental journaling.
Show off photos of fun, frivolity with real expressions of happiness and love and she may just tear up.
That's my hubs and I beautifully photographed by my autistic 8 year old. I hope he forever remembers his mother's happiness and candour. I know I do!
I've linked up Aimee's blog where you can find a freebie for this collection and don't miss out on the "Freebie" button at the top of her blog.
Include photos of you and special places you've gone together. Nothing like bringing back memories of a great trip with the family.
Think of fun anecdotes to add to your pages. As much as we love wine, my mother is extremely picky about her wine. We tease her with her "eggs" and "vinegar" criticism. Hehehe...Ya gotta add the touch of Jersey accent to get the giggles and guffaws.
Remind mom of times gone by. That's my hubs with his family when he was quite the character. Boy, did this shot bring back memories. Only, I'm not sure how good they were. They can laugh now, but not back then. Sure glad I didn't know him then! Hehehe...Apparently, he was very naughty.
Family events are another great way to scrap. Aimee's not afraid to go bright and fun either! Just look at how gorgeous this collection is! So many smiles in the photos.
Let's look back at some freebies I've had on the blog that might make mom merry.
I've designed this tea bag envelop template that you can can use to make your own. I've got several blogs with tea bag designs and tutorials. Here and here is yet another blog full of more ideas and free printables and tutorials that mom might like.
Recently, I showed how to use Aimee Harrison's borders to make gorgeous book markers. You can still get this one free by clicking on the preview, above.
Here's a free, printable card also using Aimee Harrison designs. Think of a sweet sentiment to put on the inside or jump on Google and use someone else's. Hehehe...
Look! I've got a free template and tutorial on how to make pin wheels. Make them large or shrink up the freebie and put them on your scrap pages.
This blog is just full of stuff mom's will like. Take a long look around and get something just right for your mom.
If you are a mom, I hope you to be the recipient of a nice, stressless day being showered with lavish gifts, love, laughs and all that you deserve.
Thanks for checking out The Cherry!