Flower Power Templates Scrapbook Fast and Beautifully With The Cherry On Top

Welcome to Freebie Friday with The Cherry On Top.

We've got fabulous new scrapbooking templates, inspiration to get the ole mojo going, a new freebie for you and a link to a lot more free stuff.

 Flower Power Templates

I am completely convinced that you are going to just love these templates.  These may be my most scrap-a-licously fast and easily templates to date.  Just look what I did and under 30 minutes per page.  If time is your top excuse, why you don't scrap, then these templates are ideal for you.  I put a couple of twists in my pages AND I'm so sure you're going to love these that I put them in the shop for HALF PRICE!  Just 1.50 for FOUR templates, for ONE WEEK ONLY.  Let's check them out!

I used Throwing Some Scraps Around gorgeous new scrapbooking kit, Gentle On My Mind.  I made a process video of this scrap if you want to see how I did it. I walk you through the entire process and dish out all kinds of tips and tricks using PSE and my templates.  Ya just might get a giggle here and there, too.

 Flower Power Templates

This was the first template I worked with and was so thrilled how my page turned out using Aimee Harrison Designs Winter's Frost collection.  Gorgeous!  Always gorgeous!  Hehehe...

See how big and bold we went?!  Go large with those flowers and embellishments as well as your photo.


 Flower Power Templates


These templates can be used with traditional, artistic and realistic kits.  Seriously, any kind of scrapbooking kit you have will look just great with these templates.  I even scrapped up my son using pink and combined a touch of an artistic flair with the splatter and scatter and Kim Cameron's new kit, Snow Flurries.

If you're loving my page, I turned this into a quick page for Kim and she is giving it away for FREE to her newsletter subscribers.  You may want to sign up for that newsletter.  

Maybe you need to learn how to outline your digital goodies?  I can help ya with that one.  I just uploaded a video on how to add a stroke to your goodies, change the size or width of the stroke, adjust the opacity of the stroke and change the colour.  All in just a few, short minutes!


Flower Power Templates

My team has also scrapped beautifully.  Check out Carol's two, fabulous pages.


 Flower Power Templates
Flower Power Templates and goodies from Caren Grobe Designs 


 Flower Power Templates
Flower Power Templates and goodies from Linda Cumberland 

Here are two more really beautiful pages from my star, Rachelle.


 Flower Power Templates
 Flower Power templates and goodies from Jumpstart Designs


 Flower Power Templates
  Flower Power templates and goodies from Jumpstart Designs

Michal always does magic with my templates.

 Flower Power Templates
Flower Power templates and goodies from Ilonka Designs

Laureen scrapped a beaute with our Creative Beast templates we released last week.  Check them out by clicking on the pretty page.

 Winter Mix Templates
 Creative Best Templates and goodies from BoomersGirl Designs

These templates we also released last week and they are special in so many ways.  For one, you get SIX templates for only $4.  You also will be putting your pennies in a very good place.  ALL of the proceeds from these templates will go to my scrappy sister's fund for a lap top.  Thank you to all of you who helped us help our friend.  We LOVE ya for it!


 Charity Templates
 Charity templates from The Cherry On Top, Throwing Some Scraps Around and Made By Keuntje

Carol scrapped up a really fun page with our charity template!


 Charity Templates

You've been so awesome reading along this far.  I bet you can't wait to get scrapping, but FIRST!  Your new freebie designed by yours truly and Throwing Some Scraps Around.  It's her gorgeous kit, Gentle On My Mind.  Something a little different, right?

 Gentle On My Mind Freebie

This is another template from Creative Beast and Jodi's new kit.  Not a bad combination at all.  That's me enjoying the summer sun.  Man, do I miss the summer sun!  We haven't seen the sun for nearly two months.  Double ugh!  The edging is mine and not included in the kit.  The bird cage is part of my template.  Never mind the shower hair, flabby arms and the bra crime of the century.  Hehehe...


 Creative Beast Templates

Are ya into challenges?  Do you want to amp up your scrap skills or perhaps expand upon your repertoire?  Pop over to our nifty scrappy group, read the comments on this post and join in on our challenge.  Take a look at the fab participation prize!


 Join in on the challenge.
 Head over to the group and join in on the challenge.

You will be able to choose a traditional or a more artistic style template when you show off your page, in the correct, Pinned post following the directions.  You don't even have to use our kits.  You can use anyone's.


 Kreative Design Studio sells templates.

Here's a great place to get you started on My Memories blog train.  These are my scrappy sisters, Diane and Patty and you're going to love their designs. I made the suggestion, in our scrappy group, if they didn't have anything for the above challenge, they could collect all of these goodies and use those.

 my memories software discount
Use this coupon code and save $10 on the already LOW price for MyMemories software.  Look for the purple FREE Trial button if you want to give digital scrapbooking a spin and of course, The Cherry is here to help ya, too.

 Freebie for you

I know it is really terrible of me, but I'm much more inclined to open my newsletters when there are freebies inside.  If you're like me, then you absolutely need to sign up for Manu's newsletter.  She spoils her blog readers and newsletter recipients really bad.  Hehehe...You can sign up via her FB Page AND!!!!  Hehehe... A little birdie told me she is going to have free daily downloads for TWELVE days on her FB page starting tomorrow.  So get your cute tushie over to her page so ya don't miss it!

 nl freebies from Manu

These are her latest newsletter freebies.  Pretty amazing, right?!

 nl freebies from Manu

As usual, you have been walloped with scrapbooking inspiration, tutorial videos, freebies, templates and even a challenge this week.  Don'cha just love that?!

Thanks so much for stopping by the ole blog-a-rooney.  How about hanging with us on FB, in our group, Instagram and or Pinterest?  Ya gotta keep up with all of this scrappy goodness, right?!  Our newsletter is definitely the best place for that.

Happy scrapping!

Free Printable Card of Celebration From The Cherry On Top and Kim Cameron Designs

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's, Hybrid Saturday.

We mix it all up on Saturdays.  Scrap digital and print or scrap digital, print and scrap traditional or hybrid.  Isn't that so cool?!  I think it's a fabulous mix of the two.  You have a lot less mess and you need hardly any materials so no storage problems.  Seriously, you might need a nice paper cutter, paper (of course) a printer, scissors and some adhesive.  Sure you can get one of those fancy cutting machines like Cricut to make your project move faster and neater, but if you're not bad at fussy cut'n, then you don't even need one of those.  

Check out the new, free printable, see how I designed it and check out some other recent printable hybrid projects from The Cherry.  Enjoy!  I've linked up all of the images so you jump around easily.

Scroll down to the bottom for the free download.

I always try to make my printables as useful as possible for the most amount of readers.  Hehehe...I keep my wording a bit on the generic side so you can use these freebies more often.  This card is 6x6 inches.

I used my new scrapbooking kit, Pretty As A Peacock to make your free card as well as Kim Cameron's commercial use goodies.  I've got them featured a bit further down.  I'll explain the process and show you how awesome it is using all kinds of different digital mediums to make beautiful goodies.

 Pretty As A Peacock elements and papers are sold separately.

Notice some of these templates?  I use them in my templates and you can use them for your personal use as well.  Why not?  They are priced to sell and are amazingly versatile!  Start thinking about all of the different ways you can use these goodies from Kim.

 Count Down from Kim Cameron

Think outside of New Year.  What else could you use these for?  Carnival, birthday, celebration, party...

See how I used them to make that last template?  Sweet, right?  Use the goodies as representative pieces for template making or layer them up like I did with the bottle for this template so your clients or yourself can customise.


Here's some really fun shapes!  Design papers, elements and photo booth props!!!  Make something super special for dad.

 Dapper Gentleman

I just LOVE Kim's page template maker greenery and flowers.  If you are a repeat buyer of my templates, you'll know these leaves well.  Hehehe...They are meant to use as representative pieces meaning, you should replace these with your own greenery from a digital scrap kit.

 Leafy Bits

Aren't the flowers just great?  Perfect for template making, but think also of the beautiful flowers you could make with these templates.  Insert your own papers, textures, glitter, gems....Go nuts!

 Page template makers


See how I use them in my templates.

 Circlicious templates

If you love hybrids and or free printables, check out some of these.

I just put this one on the blog, last week.  Aimee's collections are just beyond gorgeous.  It's a free, printable tag.  So cute!

 free printable tag

Here's a pretty book marker.

 free printable book marker

This blog is FULL of free hybrid printables.  I've got for all ages, guys and girls.  There are tutorials, free templates, tricks and tips...That's what makes us The Cherry On Top.

 free Pokemon door hanger

HERE IS THE LINK FOR TODAY'S DOWNLOAD.

Thanks so much checking out The Cherry!  Consider following us on our social spots like Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or join us in our scrap-a-licious group on FB.


New Freebies, New Templates, Scrap-A-Licious Inspiration and a Call For Help

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

As usual, I've got new goodies in the shop, beautiful inspiration in the form of page layouts from myself and my fabulous creative team and I've got new freebies for you this week, too.  At the end of the blog, I share some information about last week's blog and tomorrow's as well.  So read through and ya won't miss a beat.

 Creative Beast Templates
 Creative Beast Templates

If you're into an artistic touch and even if you're not, these templates will still make an excellent addition to your digital stash.  I was looking for pages with a more artistic flair to them and my team came up with some pretty traditional looking stuff!  Hehehe...It's all about your take on the template and what you like and perhaps the kind of kit your using, too.

We even mixed up a few of the templates to come out with pages like this one!  How cool is that?!  Think about mixing your templates for an even more unique look.


 Creative Beast Templates

That's me and my mane and that awesome free collection from the DigiScrap Parade, Bold.  I mixed two of the new templates for my page.  Check out what some of the other ladies from our challenge group did.

 Creative Beast Templates


 Creative Beast Templates

Hilary used our new kit, Pretty As A Peacock for her pages.

 Creative Beast Templates

 Creative Beast Templates

How fab is Dana's page with her kit, Simplicity?!  This is a really popular kit and I can see why.  Is it in your stash?

 Creative Beast Templates


 Jodi made magic with her page and kit, Winter Is Here.  So beautiful!

 Creative Beast Templates

Rachelle matched up the templates with a pretty kit that might look familiar to you.  It is Winter Woods from Kim Cameron Designs.  I showed off some pages last week with it.  See how traditional it is!  I'm featuring Kim tomorrow!  If you are a fan, you'll definitely wanna come back.

 Creative Beast Templates

 Creative Beast Templates

I hope you've been seeing this preview around DigiLand.  I designed it along with two of the templates in the pack.  Scrappy Sisters are the group of The Cherry, Throwing Some Scraps Around and Made By Keuntje.  One of our friends and Creative Team members was in a terrible accident and will spend months in the hospital, far from her family.  We are raising money to get her a lap top so she can keep in touch and get some good ole scrap therapy to help her get through this very difficult time.

This is an amazing deal!  6 stunning templates for just $4!  Hop on over to either of our shops and help us help our friend?  She's being unbelievably optimistic about it all despite the fact, she may never walk again.  Can you just imagine?!  It saddens me so much to think of her and I feel like I just have to do something to help.

 A Love For Friendship

Here are some pages from me.

I used Dana's kit, Oh, Snap for this one.  Bam!  This kit is a riot!  You have to jump over there to her shop and check it out.  It's all about Snap Chat.  

 A Love For Friendship

I used my own collection, Trolla Bolla for two of my pages.  It just seemed fitting.

 A Love For Friendship

 A Love For Friendship

 I also played with Jodi's template and used those gorgeous freebies I showed you last week from Scrapaneers.

 A Love For Friendship

How about those new freebies?!  This first one is for newsletter recipients.  Are you seriously still not signed up?!  I don't fill your in box with daily stuff.  Just once a week. I keep them very brief and try my best to put free stuff in there, nearly every time.  It's a great way to keep up with us and you won't miss out on awesome free stuff.

 Newsletter sign up
 Newsletter Sign Up

This is today's freebie.  Both of them coordinate with our new kit, Pretty As Peacock.  I'd love for you to add it to your digital downloads.  It's full of grace, class and elegance, unlike myself.  Hehehe...

 Free Word Art with Pretty As A Peacock
 Click on the preview to download.

Last week I shared several links to freebies.  Click here and make sure you're not missing out!

Tomorrow, I'll have yet another freebie for you.  Are you spoiled or what?!  See ya then!

Happy scrapping!


World Wide OnLine Scrapbooking Sites and Shops

Welcome To The Cherry On Top,

I've got a bit of a special blog for you, today.  I've done some serious research, asked around and have compiled a fairly comprehensive list of online scrapbooking stores that sell traditional scrapbooking and craft products...get this...from around the world.  Hehehe...Since several people were interested in specific areas, I did even more research for those areas requested.  I hope this list will be helpful for your future purchases.

I'll admit that I am affiliated with a few of the shops on the list, but it's only because they are, in my opinion some of the very best.  I have high expectations of my store visits and I found myself not only enjoying some of my browsing experiences, but learning a whole lot from it.

Personally, I do dig a larger shop with a huge selection and totally kicking clearance.  I also really, really want to see a blog or at least a page full of tutorials and projects.  I'm a bit of a scatter brain.  So, it is really important that the site is easy to manoeuvre.  For me, simple is important.  Well organised and clear are also very much appreciated.

Let me share with you my findings and hopefully, give you a new, lovely place to shop.  These stores are really not in any kind of order, but are divided by world region.

Since most of my readers are from the States and I have the most experience with these shops, I'll start with those.  I'll begin with the big ones, that most of you may already know.  At least this way, I'll give you links so you can go visit these stores and form your own opinions.

United States:

Michael's and AC Moore were my go to shops when I lived in the States.  Though, towards my stay in the States, it seemed the scrapbooking department was shrinking.  Yikes.  I visited both online stores and Michael's certainly stood out and was a lot more extensive across the board.  Though, I had an icon for a buggy/cart at AC Moore, I didn't see anything to buy.  They did have some really nifty  inspiration though.  My mom loves to go to the actual store for the coupons and she often sends me stuff from there.

Michael's had a really nifty site and I would highly recommend it, though I do love touching and going through the aisles in reality.  Hehehe...What I wouldn't give to do that, today!  I can't even post a nifty craft shop here in Belgium except one shop that is over an hour's ride away.  What was I thinking when I moved here?!  How on earth did I not do my scrap shop research first?!  Hehehe...

A Cherry On Top is another huge, online store with a nifty gallery and they also offer a live chat, which makes them unique.  I've ordered from them several times and they shipped all of the way over to Europe for me.  Most places do this, but it ain't cheap.  Typically, it's around $50 for shipping.  You might also want to make sure there are no extra fees if you are shipping internationally,  They can be very steep.  They have nothing to do with the store, but from whatever country you reside. The ideas board can certainly be more user friendly, but once you find what you're looking for, it's pretty good.  I thought the prices here were good, too and the clearance selection not bad either.

JoAnn is another big shop, but the variety is nothing like some of the other big shops.  The site is quite nice, clear and easy to use and there is also an inspiration page as well some awesome looking sales with really good discounts.  The coupons are killer here!  The brands are fairly limited, but man do they have a lot of sweet projects there.  Hit them up for inspiration.

Scrapbook.com has the best choice and selection, in my own opinion.  Just scroll through the lists of supplies and designers and you'll see what I'm talking about.  They have a blog, gallery, tutorials and a lot of social spots that stay current.  They are a very prominent scrapbooking store that offers a lot to their customers.  I'd even suggest getting the newsletter so you can keep up with their many promotions.  This past season, they even had quite some free stuff with purchase.

Creat4Less is a bit more crafty than the others.  You can get more hobby stuff there, but I just love the prices.  It's not easy finding them cheaper somewhere else.  The selection isn't quite the same as the others, but I always go there first to see if they have what I'm looking for because it is often the cheapest They've got a little bit of bloggish stuff going on, but it's mostly about the store for this one.

Blitsy is totally new to me!  I just found them in a search I was doing for this blog and if I may be completely honest, found the site very appealing.  So clean and neat and very easy to use.   Another huge plus point is FREE WORLD WIDE SHIPPING.  Now, you'll have to check out the details for that one, but no one I researched or use has this deal.  Their line of designers is quite small, but they are the top lines in the industry.  Their clearance boasts over 12,000 items.  Hello!  There is no gallery.  However, their inspiration page is pretty fab.  They also have a section for freebies.  I didn't see that anywhere else.  They are just blog link ups and several lead to dead ends, but still.  It's a great idea and I'm wondering why more stores don't do this.

Paper Issues is definitely on a smaller scale. Several people recommended them.  They also had a lot of free files and I was digging on their swag bags.  The prices for these were really great.

So, that's my list for the U.S. and all of them ship internationally.  Many of them have free shipping for U.S. residents over a certain amount starting at $50.  Though, I know Scrapbook.com often has coupons for free shipping.  Look out for those.

Flanders, Belgium

If you're in the Flemish speaking part of Belgium, consider heading over to Tiny's Hobby in Kortrijk.  They've got a pretty darn good selection of scrap stuff and they offer a lot of classes.  Though they can definitely amp up the crops.  They used to offer several a year.  I think they only have one in the summer, now.  My gal Vicky and her family run the place and they are very helpful and knowledgable with a lot of hobbies.  Here is the link for their page on Facebook, too.

Pipoos, has an every shrinking scrapbooking department and the prices kill me, but it's better than nothing.  You can find scrapbooking and paper craft goodies at Action and Boekenvoordeel, though through my experience, the quality is at a minimum.  I often have to re adhere my goodies from both of these places.  None of these have online shopping, however.

I'll admit, going through the sites from the UK was underwhelming.  I'm such a tight wad and the prices just kill me when it comes to currency configuration.  Hehehe...  I found two that stood out a bit.

United Kingdom

Papermaze had a pretty good selection.  Especially, for just papers.  There were hardly any kits to be found, though.  The clearance section was largish, though the discounts were not deep enough for me.  I'm cheap, ok!  There was also a lot of out of stock, which is a disappointment for me.  All of these lovely things, but ya can't have them.  Hehehe...They offer international shipping and promise to ship at impressive dates.  I didn't see that everywhere.  They also have a blog!

Craftelier had a pretty good selection and the site itself was very nice to zip around.  It was appealing and fun to look at it.  I thought the shipping prices were really a bargain.  They offer free shipping to Europe with 100 Pounds or more and only 6 pounds up to 100 Pounds of purchase.  Check out the details on that one.

Canada

I was specifically asked to mention Canada. I have no personal experience when dealing with Canada.  Hehehe...Here are a few I found.

 Scrapshotz a small, but nice selection, subscription options which I think are pretty nifty and they have a gallery, too.  So the site is a bit larger and sometimes that makes it more appealing or professional.  I just love seeing products in action.  They have a dollar bin, which I love!

Scrapbookcafe has such a pretty site.  It's very easy to use.  You have to spend over $150 to get free shipping and the design list is fairly long.  Right now, it appears only to be a store.  There is a blog page, but I couldn't get there through it.  I didn't see any product in use, but the overall appearance and feel for the store was very nice.

Australia

If you're living down under I have this link for you.

Craftonline is a larger site with free shipping with $50 purchase or more.  Their designer selection is pretty darn sweet and they have weekly specials, too.  No blog, no gallery or tutorials, but very easy to use storeNext day postage is also useful when you can't wait to get your hands on your products.  They are also linked up pretty well socially speaking.

That's a wrap!  I hope these links and descriptions will help you find the right store for your crafting needs.  If you've got a great shop you use, link us up.  Share your pretty projects, pages, albums and talk craft with us in our group, here.

Happy crafting!




Free Printable Tag from The Cherry On Top and Aimee Harrison Designs

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We are back with our Saturday Hybrid series.  I've got my gal Aimee Harrison in the spotlight, yet again.  Her designs are just so gorgeous I can't resist.  I bet you can't either.

I've got her newest collection, Mid Winter Chill in preview, on a scrapbooking page and in the form of a nifty gifty.  A free, printable tag.  This will be so cute to hang on a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  Use as a way to say thank you by hanging on a gift or gift card.  It's a sweet and warm way to show your appreciation.

 free printable tag


This collection is so HUGE!  If you really want to treat yourself, then this kit is perfect.  The colours are so great.  Hot and cold!  Hehehe... I could not believe all of the elements in this collection.  You will be amazed and pleased as punch or perhaps mulled wine?  Hehehe...


That's me and my oldest playing in the rare snow fall.  Look at all of the embellishments in my super cluster.  Aren't they so fab?

Here's a peep at the ellies.  Just look at them all!


Here is the entire collection at a glance.


If you're new to Aimee Harrison's designs, pop over to one of her stores like, the Digital Scrapbooking Studio and check out her gorgeous goodies.  You'll be glad ya did!

I used my Coffee Cup templates to design this tag.  You can grab them in the shop.  Make a tag like this one, in any size, with your favourite digital or traditional goodies.  You can also design a card.  I've given layers to provide you with pockets for inside to hold a gift card or money.

You can easily print out the template because it is all on one sheet.  Then, you can trace around and scrap this up traditionally.  Easy, right?

 Coffee Cup Templates

Make sure you check out yesterday's blog.  It is FULL of FREEBIES!

Thanks so much for checking out The Cherry!

Happy crafting!