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Friday, November 2, 2018

Meet November 2018's Guest Designer 0 comments  
      
   

papercrafting inspiration featuring products from pebbles and photoplay paper

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Screenname: StacyLee


First name: Stacy

 

My craft supply 'must have': So hard to choose! My Sizzix tag die set, I use them all the time!

 

What inspires me to create: Sketches and challenges get my creative wheels turning.

 

Most readers don’t know this about me: I usually keep a bag of candy hidden in my desk drawer, right now it’s sour mini Starburst.

 

BIO: Hello! My name is Stacy and I live in SW Florida with my husband, our teenage son, and our two furbaby rescue dogs. I work full-time as a billing manager for an orthopedic surgery group. I’m originally from a tiny town in Missouri where I grew up on a farm.

 

I’ve always enjoyed different types of crafting since I was a child and I began scrapping 17 years ago, after the birth of my son. I currently design for Sketch N Scrap and also Sketches In Thyme. I love to add “clusters” and layering on my pages, & also enjoy using stencils, texture pastes, and my sewing machine.

 

 

 

 


Project #1:

Smile Always - layout featuring the Along The Way collection - Pebbles, Inc.
 

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about this layout:

The Along The Way line was a perfect complement for this picture I took of my Mom in her backyard this past summer. There are so many pretty patterned papers and embellishments in this line, perfect for creating clusters!


Project #2:

Senior Night - layout featuring the Along The Way collection - Pebbles, Inc.
 

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about this layout:

When I first looked at the Along The Way line, I immediately thought it was all feminine.  But, looking through the patterned papers, I found that there are so many black & white patterned papers that work so well together. I used the notebook paper from this line for the background, and fussy-cut a few phrases from one of the sheets. This photo was taken a couple weeks ago on Senior Night at my son's high school. We were very proud parents to escort him onto the field before the final home game of the season!


Project #3:

Stay Grounded - layout featuring the The Daily Grind collection - PhotoPlay Paper

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about this layout:

I love the colors and funny phrases in this line! I used a photo my son snapped of me with my favorite coffee mug.  I also used some texture paint and a stencil to create the "coffee cup rings".
 


Project #4:

I Love Dogs - layout featuring the Fetch collection - PhotoPlay Paper

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about this layout:

This is a layout of some recent pictures taken of my sweet furbabies, Ozzy and Malcolm. I was really lucky the afternoon I took those that Ozzy didn't mind posing. He hates the camera, but Malcolm loves it!


All of us here at A Cherry On Crafts would like to welcome Stacy as this month's Guest Designer! Please be sure to check out her inspirational gallery and plan on participating in all of her Guest Designer Challenges. You can find them on our Message Board! One participant per challenge will receive a $5 eGift Certificate to A Cherry On Top Crafts!
 


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Meet October 2018's Guest Designer 3 comments  
      
   

paper crafting inspiration featuring pinkfresh studio and fancy pants

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First name: Melissa
 

Screenname: Meli
 

My craft supply 'must have': I cannot get on without a good paper trimmer and a good pair of detail scissors for fussy-cutting or tiny trimming.

 

What inspires me to create: Color was always probably my first love. Scrapbooking is such a great way to really combine different colors, patterns, and textures. There is nothing like that feeling when you find a way to unify two very different colors/patterns into one cohesive project. I also lately have been very inspired by YouTube videos of other scrapper's techniques, thought processes, and ideas. They really serve as a springboard for new ideas to grow for me. I love experimenting with new techniques to find my own style.

 

Most readers don’t know this about me: Most of my family is multicultural and we speak another language in the home. My mother was German and immigrated to the US at the age of 26. My husband is Mexican, and we speak Spanish in the home (yes, I learned to speak fluent Spanish, but don't ask me to remember much of my German!). Sometimes I scrapbook in Spanish, sometimes in English.



BIO: I am 31 years old and will be celebrating my 13th wedding anniversary this January. We married young (18 and 21) and are blessed with a strong and happy marriage. We have a 5-year-old daughter and I am expecting a son on her 6th birthday in November! I work full time in Program Management for an electronics manufacturer and am also a full-time student working to finish my business degree.

 

My life is very full at the moment but I still make time to scrapbook because it makes me happy and is my passion. I love to scrapbook and have been scrapping as an adult for about 10 years now. My first foray into scrapbooking was when I was 12 with my Aunt, who is the family memory keeper and also a long-time scrapbooker. She and I get together when we can to scrap together. My daughter is very creative as well and I would not be surprised if she gets into this hobby or similar at some point.

 

*Click for Challenge #1   *Click for Challenge #2   *Click for Challenge #3

*Challenge #4  * Challenge #5


 


Project #1:

Moments - layout featuring the Indigo Hills 2 collection - Pinkfresh Studio
 

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about this layout:

This first layout was done using the Pinkfresh's Indigo Hills 2 collection. This collection is absolutely making the list for my top favorites *ever*, the colors are beautiful and new. The papers are very high quality and an impressive weight. I fussy cut part of the wreath on the Meadow paper and used it to anchor my pictures as well as a place to add my journaling. The pictures were first matted in white, which I inked in navy, then backed with a lavender-pink vellum. I didn't want to use simple white cardstock, so I chose the beautiful blue pattern on the Eminence paper for the background. I finished it off by using a few different spray inks to replicate the beautiful inking that was on the meadow paper.


Project #2:

Home Is Where Your Story Begins - layout featuring the Magnolia Moments collection - Fancy Pants
 

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about this layout:

I never use black and white photos, so I challenged myself to go outside of my comfort zone and I am loving the results. The first layout came together really easily for me because the papers were just so pretty together. I love the mix of bold black and white with the floral and woodgrain. The doilies were the perfect addition and made great places to embellish the layout. I fussy-cut the little flowers I used to embellish the layout from a large circular wreath that was in the ephemera pack because I felt the layout needed a few more touches of green to bring together the color scheme.


Project #3:

Happy Birthday - layout featuring the Magnolia Moments collection - Fancy Pants


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about this layout:

My final layout was a really fun one to make. I only used a piece of cardstock and scraps from making the first layout {directly above}, and I am thrilled with the results. The pictures were all taken on the same day, which was at my nephew's 5th birthday party. Again, I didn't want to rely on a white background so I chose a black one instead. I used the woodgrain scraps to anchor both the picture and the title, as well as a black doily I had to frame the picture. I also punched out the stars from the little scraps I had left, which worked really well to tie in more of the patterns and as an embellishment for a birthday-themed layout. I'm proud to say that I did not have to pull any additional papers to complete this page!

 

All of us here at A Cherry On Crafts would like to welcome Melissa as this month's Guest Designer! Please be sure to check out her inspirational gallery and plan on participating in all of her Guest Designer Challenges. You can find them on our Message Board! One participant per challenge will receive a $5 eGift Certificate to A Cherry On Top Crafts!
 


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Meet September 2018's Guest Designer 1 comments  
      
   

paper crafting inspiration from a cherry on top crafts

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First name: Melissa
 

My craft supply 'must have': Adhesive is my must have. I can't scrap without it.

 

What inspires me to create: Social media has been my inspiration lately. I have also been catching a few YouTube videos with tips on stash bashing.

 

Most readers don’t know this about me: I'm a history buff. I love American Pickers and Ken Burns documentaries.




BIO: Hi! My name is Melissa and I'm additcted to scrapbooking. I mostly scrap about my three kids ages 12, 9 and 7. They keep me busy with school activities. My husband and I are Louisiana natives. We have permanently lived her since he retired from the military in 2011.



 


Project #1:

Our Day - layout featuring the Always & Forever collection - Simple Stories
 

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Project #2:

Boys Rule - layout featuring the Lil' Dude collection - Simple Stories
 

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Project #3:

School Days - layout featuring the Back to School collection - Echo Park

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Project #4:

Top Of The Class - layout featuring the Back to School collection - Echo Park

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All of us here at A Cherry On Crafts would like to welcome Melissa as this month's Guest Designer! Please be sure to check out her inspirational gallery and plan on participating in all of her Guest Designer Challenges. You can find them on our Message Board! One participant per challenge will receive a $5 eGift Certificate to A Cherry On Top Crafts!
 



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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Meet May 2018's Guest Designer - Love2stamp 0 comments

paper crafting inspiration featuring doodlebug's sweet summer and pebble's inc's land that I love collections

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Meet April 2018's Guest Designer - Scrappinmom99 0 comments

paper crafting inspiration featuring shimelle's box of crayons and pinkfresh studio's a case of the blahs collections

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Meet March 2018's Guest Designer - Krystle! 0 comments

paper crafting inspiration featuring carta bella paper's cabin fever collection

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Meet November 2017's Guest Designer - SUSAN! 4 comments

paper crafting inspiration featuring carta bella, illustrated faith and crate paper

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Meet October 2017's Guest Designer - CARRIE! 0 comments

paper crafting inspiration from acherryontop.com crafts - featuring 1 Canoe 2, Doodlebug and Pink Paislee

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Meet September 2017's Guest Designer - MELISSA! 0 comments

paper crafting inspiration from acherryontop.com crafts - featuring Echo Park & My Mind's Eye

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Meet May 2017's Guest Designer - SHANNON! 5 comments

paper crafting inspiration from acherryontop.com crafts - featuring Echo Park, Simple Stories, Reminisce

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Meet April 2017's Guest Designer - Sherrie! 7 comments

paper crafting inspiration from acherryontop.com crafts - featuring Bo Bunny, Echo Park, KaiserCraft & Photo Play

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Meet February 2017's Guest Designer - Chris! 3 comments

paper crafting inspiration from acherryontop.com crafts - featuring Fancy Pants Designs

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Meet November 2016's Guest Designer - SARA! 2 comments

featuring products from WRMK and Carta Bella Paper

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Meet October 2016's Guest Designer - KRYSTLE! 6 comments

featuring products from My Mind's Eye Yes Please collection

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Meet April 2016 Guest Designer - Deanna! 0 comments

featuring products from Simple Stories & Bo Bunny

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