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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January Guest Paper CT Reveal 20 comments  
      
   

Come see what Amy created for her Guest CT Reveal!

Posted by bluejeans7

A Cherry On Top would like to announce our January Guest Paper CT Member!  Please welcome amyteets.  You can learn more about Amy here and see the wonderful layouts that she did for her reveal.  Amy worked with the new October Afternoon Hometown line.

 

  About me....well....I started scrapping after my oldest was born. I took a break for awhile and started to get into digital and hybrid. I started to get back into the swing of things when I started designing paper for Scrapmuse the kit club, when they did exclusive paper, and since then I've been scrapping ever since! I'm a SAHM to two boys. DH is in the military, so I'm pretty much mom and dad. I do work at Archivers a couple days a week, but otherwise I work from home so I can be here for my boys.

Name:  Amy

Family members:  1 Husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs

Pets:  a great dane and a shi-zou

Birthday: October 23rd

Favorite television show?   house, greys, prison break, true blood

Favorite movie?   Hmm...I really don't have ONE.

Name 3 of your favorite candy bars.  Skor, heath, cherry mash, m&ms, Snickers, you get the picture ;)  

Name 3 musical artists you enjoy.  Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Matthews Band, JT  

Favorite (NSR) store to shop?  Buckle, Wet Seal, Charlotte Rouse, CB2

Favorite (NSR) magazine publication?   CB2  

Name 2 of your favorite colors.   Orange/Blue

Favorite thing to do with your family?   Go to the movies.

Favorite thing (non-scrap related) to do without your family?   Shopping!

What's your favorite scrapping tool to use when scrapbooking?  Treading Water Punch

Name 3 of your favorite SB companies/lines.  Besides Dream Street of course! Sassafrass, SEI and Crate

Name 3 of your favorite embellishments to work with.  Hmm, Rubons, Bling and Buttons

What are your favorite adhesives?   Xyron, pop dots and my glue pen

What is your top two fave holidays?   Thanksgiving and Christmas  

What's the one thing you must have readily available when you sit down to scrap?  Pop dots for sure!

What would you like the ACOT members to know about you?  Hmm, I'm a pretty easy going person with an attitude! HA!

 

Check out these awesome layouts and card that Amy did with the October Afternoon Hometown line. 

Products Used

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Embellishments

         

 

Posted by bluejeans7




Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Prima Reveal 9 comments  
      
   

Posted by Dianedi

While I was teaching a scrapbooking class a few weeks ago, someone had asked me which manufacturers products I typically used to create my projects. I gave them a list of my top 3 favorites. Prima has always been one of the companies at the top of that list. They always offer a wide variety of paper collections, embellishments that are practical, yet fun and they always provide a sense of consistency so that everything will work together.

When the last batch of paper collections were released from Prima, they had something to offer every scrapper. They targeted SpaceBoy and Little Guys for the boys, Peaches and Makes Me Happy for the girls, and Youth and Pulse for the teenage market. For this reveal, I decided to pick a few things from each of those collections!  

"Losing Your 1st Tooth"

This year has brought a lot of changes at the DiTullio house. Both of my kids seem to be growing and changing so quickly. My daughter, Lauren, celebrated her 6th birthday in November. By the end of the month, she was thrilled to have lost her 1st tooth! For this layout, I used the Prima Journaling Books as the focal point of the layout and used the Prima Makes Me Happy Collection to add a fun and colorful design.

 

 "Love to Sing"

Another layout about my daughter, Lauren, who I lovingly refer to as my little lark! She is constantly singing or whistling throughout the house. She started singing "My Girl" with her dad when she was 18 months old and hasn't stopped since. Now, she sings anything from Disney songs, jingles from TV commercials to songs on the radio.

For this layout, I started layering 6"x6" Prima transparencies that I had enhanced with alcohol inks. I cut the Swirly Bubbles voila felt in half and added a line of assorted Prima flowers with crystals. The background papers are from the Prima Peaches and Pulse collections.

 

 

 "Celebrating 4"

If you are looking for a great paper line for boys, the Space Boy and Little Guy Collections from Prima are a must! The SpaceBoy Intergallatic paper, which I've used for the background of this layout, has a 7"x7" cut out in the center. You can easily slide your photo behind the paper, add a few simple embellishments, and create a beautiful layout very quickly.

Products: To find all of these products, visit Prima  in the ACOT Shoppe or click on the images below!

 

Posted by Dianedi




Monday, December 29, 2008

October Afternoon Good Cheer 13 comments  
      
   

A Fun and Festive line perfect for all of your Holiday Memories!

Posted by Beth-W

I antagonized over choosing a Christmas line this year.  I am picky when it comes to holiday papers and Good Cheer by October Afternoon had everything I was looking for in a patterned paper line.   I love the colors and how it incorporates blue and pink along with the traditional red and greens.  I also adored the fun patterns.  The music lyrics paper and snowmen were so cute!  The cardstock stickers and rub-ons coordinated so well with the cool colors and patterns.

Christmas Joy Mini album

My first project was a mini album.  You guys know by now that I love making mini albums to scrap an event.  I can add all of the photos and journaling in one place and get it done.  I used a Maya Road Clear album and the double sided papers worked perfectly with my album.  I embellished it with the black rub-ons which could be seen through the clear pages.  It came together so easily.  All I have to do is finish adding photos and journaling strips and Christmas is scrapped.  Here are some photos and the rest are in my gallery:

Baby It's Warm Outside

When I decided to work with the October Afternoon Good Cheer line, I wanted to do a LO to show that you didn't have to just use it as a Christmas line. I did a page using the music notes and pink polka dots along with a LOT of distressing. These papers inspired me to go a bit crazy with my HS paper distressing tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Once I start, I have a problem stopping, lol.  I added some stitching, some Stickles pink pearls and some rub-ons. 
 

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Gift Bag and Card Set

I made this fun gift bag and card set using some of my left over scraps from the Good Cheer Line by October Afternoon. I bought the bag for 49 cents at Target and the papers made it very pretty! I also took some scissors and cut my tissue paper to have scallops at the top. Who said your scrapbook supplies can't be used for other stuff?

Money/Gift Card Holder

I also used these papers to make a gift card/money holder.  It has a pocket inside to insert your choice of gifts.  The complete directions are in my gallery with the image.  Click on the photo for the details.

 

 Cards

This line was also perfect for making homemade holiday cards to mail to family and friends.  Here are a couple:

Products used in this reveal:

                                  

Posted by Beth-W




Friday, December 26, 2008

And What A Year It Was! 6 comments

Year in Review Digi Layouts

Posted by Mommybruno

The end of December is always a natural time to stop and take a look back at the past year. It's amazing how much gets done in 12 months, and how much your life can change from one year to the next. When it comes to sitting down and scrapping a whole year, there are a lot of different ways you can approach this ...



Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to you from the Paper Creative Team! 19 comments

cards from us to you...

Posted by 4peasinourpod

T'was the night before Christmas, and all through ACOT
the CT were stirring (but the members were not!)
The gallery was packed with great things to share
In hopes that some loving soon would be there



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cards and Crafts make the Holidays Beautiful 21 comments

December CT Spotlight

Posted by Laura Fiore

The holidays are always such a busy time of year! The hustle and bustle of gift buying, partying, wrapping and celebrating, can leave us all feeling a little overwhelmed. But, if you've got something beautiful decorating your halls, you're sure to find that holiday spirit again every time you look at it! This month, the CT would like to highlight some spectacular holiday crafts and cards ...



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

SEI - Alpine Frost 11 comments

Glittery Winter Wonderland

Posted by katarria

SEI - Alpine Frost
Glittery Winter Wonderland

In the winter I love using lots of glitz to jazz up my layouts ...



Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... Heidi Grace! 12 comments

Shimmery, Glittery, and Flocked Christmas Goodies from Heidi Grace Designs

Posted by ScrapGoo

Heidi Grace Designs has a fabulous Christmas collection out this year and I had the luck of getting an awesome box from them and ACOT ...



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Daisy Bucket Designs 8 comments

Merry Wishes to all!

Posted by 4peasinourpod

Starting in the fall, I scour all the Christmas lines, trying to find the perfect one.  That statement is kind of amusing, however, if you know me...I rarely scrapbook Christmas.  This year, I vowed it would be different.  I AM going to scrap it ...



Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas on Cloud 9 7 comments

A centerpiece and more from the Christmas Joy Collection

Posted by Kimandasmo

Christmas is the time of year for happiness and good cheer. When I opened my CT box I was on Cloud 9-- in more ways than one. The texture and colors of the Cloud 9 Christmas Joy Collection are truly terrific, and all the embellishments  leave you a world full of options ...



Monday, December 15, 2008

Chipboard FUN 8 comments

bling, rub ons, brads and more

Posted by suslvgeo

I don't know about you, but I have a TON of naked chipboard! I  was cleaning out my scraproom and realized I needed to either buy a bigger storage container or start using some of said chipboard. So I decided to try and do some fun stuff with it and use some of it up!

Most of the time, I would either cover the chipboard shapes with either patterned paper or paint ...



Thursday, December 11, 2008

Featured Digital Designer: Amy Teets 4 comments

a digital Creative Team reveal

Posted by MamaK321

Our featured digital designer for December is the fabulous Amy Teets.  Amy is one of our longest standing digital designers and many of her unique products are exclusive to ACOT!  You will find that many of Amy's products are terrific for mixing & matching ...



Thursday, December 11, 2008

Meet zanettac 8 comments

Get to know all about Carol

Posted by Beth-W

Meet Carol aka zanettac.  She is a regular poster on our message board and is about to give birth to her 3rd child.  In addition to being a wife, mom and scrapbooker, she is also a Biggest Loser.  She lost 70 lbs before becoming pregnant with her last child ...



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tickled Pink for the Holidays 11 comments

Featuring the Tinsel Town Collection from Pink Paislee

Posted by n7zuq

I love the Holidays, there's such a magical feeling in the air.  Everywhere you look things sparkle and shine.  Lights blink, tinsel shines and the town glows. The Tinsel Town collection from



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Li'l Davis Designs-Tis the Season 20 comments

Bright Holiday goodness

Posted by Laura Fiore

What are you looking for when you think of scrapbooking your holiday and winter photos? If classic Christmas and icy winter are themes that fit the bill for you, then you need to try the Tis the Season line from Li'l Davis Designs. They were kind enough to send us a package filled with their new papers, chipboard borders, rubons and cool alphabets ...



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