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Thursday, February 2, 2012

ACOT DIGI SHOPPE "NEW"s 1 comments  

02.02.12 ...a few of the newest...

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digital scrapbooking

Below is a handful of layouts that have been made using some of the newest digital kits available here at the Digital Shoppe at A Cherry On Top.  It is filled with kits that can help you finish up any Christmas layouts that you may need to make, help you plan some around the "love" holiday, as well as more general and every day themes.

Eastern Bound by sarahwhithers (Jennifer)

Jenn is featuring "Globe Trotting" by Tallula Moon Designs with this layout.  She says that the kit caught her eye because of "all the awesome stuff in it" plus she has a few travel pictures.  "And the kit did not disappoint!"

The Two Of You by FairyMouseMom (Egle)

Egle wrote, "This is ONE of the handful of pictures that my daughter passed on to me that my dad took of the kids on Thanksgiving this year.  It is also the one that they framed for me for Christmas.  I absolutely loved it...and wanted to create a layout showing them how I feel about them.

I thought that using the colors from the "Love You" kit by Mouse Bunny Nibbles was perfect to add the slight touch of color by keeping the rest of it in the black and white color scheme.  I made the date "stamp" from the "Date Me:  A Circular Date Marker Kit," also from Mouse Bunny Nibbles.  Instead of coloring the date information pieces I opted to keep it gray toned, to fit the mood of the rest of the layout."

Here's a little secret.  Mouse Bunny  Nibbles' designer is Egle.  She is trying her hand out at designing digital kits.

2012 Valentine Cards by sarahwhithers (Jennifer)

"For the digi reveal this week I decided to get into the Valentine spirit and make up a couple cards!  And as you can see I went with a bit of a geek theme. The kit I used, "From My Heart To Yours," by Hot Flash Designs, was perfect with its selection of alphabets and its rich, dark colours!" wrote Jenn.  Her other Valentine card, which is also in the gallery, can be seen here.

Your Eyes and Nose by FairyMouseMom (Egle)

Egle recalls taking pictures of her parents' poochies while she was babysitting them.  It was the puppy's first time in the snow!  She writes, "For this layout I used Julie Mead's "Snow Kissed" and "Snow Kissed Font with Bonus!" to highlight the pictures I used. I threw in an embellishment / element from her "Curious Page Dividers" as well and made an arrow out of it. I reduced the opacity on the large picture so that it would blend in more with Julie's background paper that I chose.

I wanted it to capture that same "washed/watercolored" feel I got from it! I also used a few embellishments from Amy Teets' and Laura Burger's Collaboration kit, "Missing You Collab Scrap Kit." I added in a date stamp from the new "Date Me: A Circular Date Marker Kit" kit by Mouse Bunny Nibbles."

Lost In A Good Book by MamaK321 (Kristianne)

Kristianne wrote, "I have picked up reading since last summer and my favorite part is sharing books with others.  My sister and I are currently sharing a series and we trade the books off, taking turns reading.  A couple other series we have in e-version and makes it much easier to share. My husband, daughter, sister and I are all reading one series while another, I am sharing with two sisters.  I like bantering about the plot, our favorite characters, and how we think the book will end.  It m makes reading much more fun.

When I saw this awesome new kit, "A Good Read," from Sweet Digi Scraps, I knew it would be perfect to jot down the memory of my new found pastime."

Kits Used:

Globe Trotting Digital KitLove You Digitatl Kitdate marker digital kitFrom My Heart to Yours Digital Kitsnow kissed digital kitmissing you colab digital kita good read digital kitcurious page digital dividers

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

See What Digital Products Are New Here 3 comments  

As Digi "Wraps" Up the Year!

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With the winter season approaching us and the year ending, the digital designers at A Cherry on Top fill our digital shoppe with seasonal goodies!  Here is a sampling of what the Digital Creative Team has done to showcase these for you!

O' Christmas Tree by Jennifer (sarahwhithers)

Jennifer says, "For the digi CT reveal this week, I thought I would try out Crisdam Designs' new Project December The Kit. I have loved all the monthly kits she's come out with, and December is no exception. What a great way to end off the year!"

See the Xmas Giftbox that Jennifer created using WendyBird Designs' Boxed In Vol. 16:  Gift Card Box and Bella Gypsy Designs' Country Christmas.

Blessed by Egle (FairyMouseMom)

Egle wrote, "I love Silvia's designs when I am looking for that just right "soft" feel to a layout I am designing. Her stuff is just that! Here I used her "In the Gloaming Kit" kit as well as some papers from her "Dreaming of Christmas Kit" kit. Dare I even say that it has the romantic feel to it? Okay, not that I need "romance" for a picture of me and my mom....but it fits, I guess...because of my love for her! ;o) It is great to be able to combine her kits as they work well with each other. And how perfect was it to get Peggy Brutcher's alphabet, Mirror Ball Alpha, to work here as well..... I also used one of Bella Gypsy's sketches, Sketchology: Cocoa Comfort. I sometimes alter the sketch to get the look I want!"

Click on the link to see Egle's other layout, Frosty With A Pig Ear.  See how she used Seasonal Stamps by Julie Mead to make a creative paper which she used for a border on this layout.  She used Bella Gypsy Designs' Cocoa Comfort for the bulk of this layout, as well as some items from Silvia Romeo's kit, In the Gloaming Kit.

For the Birds by Cassandra (Mommybruno)

Cassandra says, "I have these great parrot pics from a party we went to, and I was looking for a good kit to scrap them with. Bella Gypsy's Forest Friends kit was perfect - the colors matched up so well with the pics, and I love the subtle texture they have.  The picture of me is noteworthy because for several years of my life, including high school and college, I was terrified of birds. Any kind of birds. And now I'm not, for no discernable reason. For the record, I'd only asked for one bird but she put all three on me. LOL!"

For her layout, Sunrise in December, Cassandra used "Owl Family" by Julie Mead, Sketchology:  Cocoa Comfort by Bella Gypsy Designs, and Project December the Kit by Crisdam Designs.

Wishing You Peace and Joy by Kristianne (MamaK321)

Kristianne comments, "The rich colors in the Believe kit by Hot Flash Designs are fitting for the mood I wanted with these photos of my parents taken while tree hunting. I looove Marci's Believe Stacked Papers!  They are done up beautifully and don't require any extra embellishment. I did add one of Julie Mead's exquisite brushes (from Seasonal Stamps by Julie) to sum up the journaling & title."

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Peggy Brutcher... 2 comments  

...not just "A Digi Memory"

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Peggy Brutcher rocks the digital alphabet world with her "Alphabet Soup" line!  Have you seen ALL of the different ones available?  They range from wooden designs to metal ones.  They are all just so unique looking.  Her kits, whether they are filled with papers and elements or just elements, really work well when used on layouts or hybrid projects!  Peggy is great at putting her themed kits out there for us to use!

Look how Egle, Cassandra, and Kristianne used "All Hallow's Eve Free paper pack" and "Pumpkin Alpha Freebie" from Peggy.  Kristianne also added the Spooky frame as well on hers.  But, what else is very neat about these layouts is what else we did or did not add to them.  Kristianne opted to just add another designer's paper tear to hers, but Egle and Cassandra grabbed other items from Peggy's other digital kits and got them to work well with these Halloween themed items from Peggy's freebies!  It is always amazing when kits from the same designer can be mix-and-matched on one layout!

Halloween Party 1994 by FairyMouseMom (Egle)


Spooky by Mommybruno (Cassandra)


Candycorn Witch by MamaK321 (Kristianne)

Look how Jennifer, Cassandra, and Kristianne worked with Peggy's alphabets.  It is easy to combine all of the different looks of them for cohesive and unique layouts!

ABCs of Me by Mommybruno (Cassandra)

Link and Gwen Album Covers by sarahwhithers (Jennifer)

What's In A Name by sarahwhithers (Jennifer)

Attitude by MamaK321 (Kristianne)

Here, I used some items from smaller themed embellishment kits that Peggy sells to show how those could be used on a layout and even in a hybrid project!

The Daddy Lift by FairyMouseMom (Egle)

Christmas Luminary by FairyMouseMom (Egle)

So, go take a peek at Peggy Bruthcher's items in ACOT's shoppe and see what you can do with them!


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

SAS Supplies An Abudance of Digital Kits For Everybody 1 comments

Something Always Suitable

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Who ever thought it would be easy to combine papers and embellishments from nine separate kits to come up with a cohesive layout?  SAS Designs simply has made that task easy.  This designer's kits work well together in order to just do that!  She has both vibrants colors as well as toned down and neutrals from which you can choose to create some amazing memories for yourself or others! 

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

You "Wanna" Take a Look 5 comments LaWanna Desjardin's ACOT Nook

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If you have not looked through LaWanna Desjardin's digital designs here at A Cherry On Top you sure are missing out on a vast variety of items for sale.  Her designs go from more muted, neutral colors to some packed with bright colors that really grab your attention ...

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Designing With Julie Mead 3 comments

Give It Up For Julie - Unique Styles for Everyone

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Not every digital designer might catch your eye with his or her style.  You might think, "Hmmm, I'll just stick with what I know."  But, if you do that, you do not know what you are missing ...

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reverse Hybrid 10 comments

Huh? Back It Up! What Do You Mean?

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A Cherry On Top's Digital Creative Team took a new twist for our reveal this week:  Reverse Hybrid!

Cassandra (Mommybruno)  defined "reverse hybrid" as " taking something - like a swatch of fabric, a clothing tag, etc ...

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wintry White Splashed With Some Color 6 comments

...It Is Not Just For Summer Anymore...

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Ah, Winter, what beauty you bring!  If only I didn't have to shovel the snow, I think I would like you more!  But, with that, I have to admit the beauty that the 'white winter' brings ...

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Delicious Digital Layouts 4 comments

Be Warned: Lip-Smacking and Mouth-Watering Layouts Below

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You may be familiar with the song, "Food, Glorious Food" from the musical, "Oliver."  That is the first song that popped into my head when it came to writing up this reveal article. ...

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Templates At Work 4 comments

"A tisket, a tasket....put a template or two in your ACOT Digital Shopping Basket!!!"

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Do you have any idea how versatile a digital template can be?  The Digital Creative Team here at A Cherry On Top picked three specific templates and each scrapped one layout per template.  We wanted to show how each template can be used differently and provide a different end result!

The templates that were used were those from Kim Hill and LaWanna Desjardin ...

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Digi Scrapbooking Using The Color Orange 7 comments

Orange You Glad?

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This week the Digital Creative Team focused on using orange as a predominant color on our reveal layouts.

I looked up online about the meaning of the color orange and here is some information that I found at

"Flamboyant and Energetic :
Orange is vibrant ...
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Aren't These LOVE-ly? 9 comments

Printable Valentine Goodies from ACOT's Digital Creative Team

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The Digital CT has put together a handful of different Valentine goodies for your viewing pleasure.  We were challenged to come up with some form of a HYBRID VALENTINE PROJECT.

We are hoping that you like all of the items we have put together for this LOVELY theme ...

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Friday, November 7, 2008

TITLE WORK 5 comments

Making Our Titles Look Unique

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ACOT's Digital Creative Team was challenged this week to come up with a unique looking title....something funky.....spiced up however we wanted.  Take a look and see what we created ...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

What's Black and White and (Insert Color Here) All Over? 3 comments

See what the Digital Creative Team created with choosing one more color with which to work.

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The Digital Creative Team here at A Cherry On Top wanted to focus on creating some striking layouts.  Our mission, for those of us who chose to accept it, was to make a layout created using the color scheme of black, white, and one other color ...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Digital Pre-Made Albums Reveal 7 comments

See what YOU can do with them!!!

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Seeing how the digi scrapbooking designers have been putting out "albums" ACOT's Digital CT Members thought it would be a good idea to showcase them here for our reveal this week.  One of the main reasons we wanted to do this is to show you what else you can do with these pre-made / pre-designed pages!!!   You do not have to purchase them JUST to be used with the chipboard albums (for which they were designed) ...

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