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We have a new site! I'd prefer it if you clicked here and jumped over there for today's blog. I've been trying to get myblogs from here imported over there, but it isn't working so far. These images are not great when I copy/pasted from there to here because this is how they appear on WP for some reason, but when it publishes, it looks great, promise! If you've got any advice for this, let me know!!! Hehehe...I'll see ya over there.
In typical Freebie Friday fashion, I've got a blog FULL of scrap-a-licious inspiration, new digital templates, a new freebie and enough free download links to have you scrapping for weeks. Seriously! Read along carefully and you'll see! Free kits, free templates... If you ever are thinking about diving into digital scrapbooking, NOW is the time and The Cherry is here to help. If you are a glitter and glue kind of scrapper, you'll love our new printable journal cards for your Project Life pages, cards, planners or anything really and you can get ideas for future pages, too. Tuesdays we go all traditional.
Come dive right into a sea of creative scrapbooking!
The link for this free download is at the bottom of the blog. I love holding my readers captive! Hehehe...and you will be captivated with today's loveliness. I used designs from Creative Market. For this freebie. They also have very generous freebies there.
On our Traditional Tuesday blog, I explained what Project Life was. It's a very simple, yet complex if you so desire, manner of scrapbooking using cards as pictured above that are placed into pocket pages. Simply slide your cards into your chosen pocket, then shape your photos to also fit in the pockets. THAT is SO easy! I gave examples of simple as well as complex pages on Tuesday's blog. Check it out here if you want to learn more about traditional Project Life scrapbooking.
Digital Project Life style scrapbooking is another beast! There are ZERO limitations, no pockets and a lot of room for play. You don't need to buy the special binder and all of those pages. Some might consider out newest templates, Fabulous photos, Project Life style. That is due to the simple, shaped photo spots. Most often used in square or rounded corner squares.
Tuesday, I showed off traditional styled Project Life and today, we are looking at Digi style.
You might just be amazed at how fast these templates scrap up. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty when a page just flies together. Like seriously, under 10 minutes to scrap! I really, really love my page here of my son and niece and it was scrapped up in just about 10 minutes. Clip in your gorgeous papers, photos and then...for the real time saver, design a fabulous cluster, duplicate each layer of the cluster and place it around your page. Then, go back and make slight adjustments to each cluster. Turn a few flowers to fit in the new place, add or subtract some ellies and you're finished!
Aimee Harrison Designs
Here's another page starring my youngest at his most recent birthday. He is totally a monkey! I'm so glad I concentrate on my core, because he still likes to be picked up, sit on my lap and often hang on us parents. (He has Autism and though he's 11, his mental capacity is that of a smaller child.) You just know his favourite part of a birthday party is the cake. I bet it's yours, too! Hehehe...Isn't Kim Camerons, Little Monkey kit just so darn cute?! Click on the image to get to Daisies and Dimples where you can purchase the kit or look for it in the side bar.
Take a look at what my team has scrapped up with Fabulous photos. These templates are super for multiple photo pages or for showing off pretty papers.
Connie Prince Designs
Designs from Scraps N' Pieces
Lindsay Jane Designs
Allison Pennington Designs
Crazy For Monograms
Cheryl Day Designs
I make custom ordered digital scrapbooks and have found this and this style of template a great use. Here is an example of one page. Click on the image to see the other, coordinating 14 pages and get an idea of the kind of custom order books I design. It might be just what you are looking for. Beautiful books that someone else makes. I can even help you with the pictures.
The Cherry On Top kit and template
Here are some ideas for Project Life that I've done awhile ago.
I used BoomersGirl Designs for both pages.
This is another kit from Kim Cameron Designs.
This page I lifted from one of the examples on Tuesday's blog.
Use our printable or digital collection, My Muse to scrap Project Life style.
My Muse from The Cherry On Top and Made By Keuntje
On top new collections around DigiLand with my designs. This one is Genie Divine from The Urban Fairy. A totally awesome, versatile collection. I scrapped up the soft and bolder side of it.
See what I mean by the bold side?! There is a LOT of blue in this kit making it totally suitable for boys and girls. I LOVE that!
This is what the page kit looks like. Go ahead and click on that preview to check it all out.
We introduced the world to our Strip Tease templates and the world responded! hehehe...I'm SO glad I've already designed the second series of these because the first ones are flying out of the shop. Thanks to all of you who purchased! Whoo hoo! The pages I've seen with these are simply stunning! What depth and texture you can get with these.
Apparently, the team really loved the heart template. Pun intended. Hehehe...
Grace Lee Designs
This was last Friday's Freebie. Click on the preview if you missed it.
The Sweet Shoppe has put up the new year's designer freebies so you can sample each designer's work. This has got to be one of my favourite times of year! The Sweet Shoppe has some of DigiLand's most talented designers. You are going to absolutely love this. Well over a dozen freebies including kits and templates! Totally The Cherry On Top of freebies.
Whether you like freebies, challenges or both, our scrap-a-licious group on Facebook is the place for you. Me and the other scrappy peeps talk scrap, ask and answer questions, show off our crafty designs both digital and traditional and I've started monthly challenges this year that stay up all year long. If you're needing some mojo, go to the photos tab, click on albums and look through the month's challenges. I often give free templates to get you scrapping.
Team Member, Chris designed a beautiful quick page with our new templates and our Pretty As A Peacock collection. You can find it on her blog for free. Tell her The Cherry sent ya!
Check out our nifty, up to date social spots for tons of free stuff and inspiring designs, in the side bar. You may just want to consider our weekly newsletter, too. We give exclusive freebies and keep you up to date with the week's happenings.
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