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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Technique Tuesday: Stamping 1 comments  


This September on Technique Tuesdays we are focusing on stamping! 



Hey there! I'm Jennie McGarvey and I've been stamping for many, many years. I love stamping. I'm not a stamper like a cardmaker is. I don't do incredible cardmaking stamping techniques. I use stamping in my planners, journals, and memory keeping. That is what I love.



I really want to make all the projects. I started this year with like 5 other projects that I sustained for several months. Then, eventually, I ended up only able to keep up with my weekly functional planner, memory planner, and memory planner without photos. I also create traveler's notebook pages and a few 8.5"x11" scrapbook layouts. The problem is that I still want to create a few reading journal pages and a few Commonplace book pages. [Commonplace book: Commonplace books are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books.] I've been wanting to start and I finally just went ahead and did it.


I kept it simple and stamped the border using the Light Reading stamp set in rainbow order with Versafine Clair inks. The Archer & Olive Narwhal Traveler's Notebook is so perfect for stamping as it handles the ink beautifully.

In the center, I lettered the quote about reading. After that was complete, I added a scattering of stars around the quote. Then, I added the heart behind the quote though it is hard to see. [Which was kind of the point.  I definitely didn't want it to compete with the quote.]



Stamping is beautiful even when it's simple.  Not to mention it's so creative and unique.  I love using it on my projects and I hope you will try it on yours, as well!




Jennie McGarvey

Heya everybody! I’m Jennie and I live in Southern California. I’m a mom of 3 boys and wife to the most supportive husband I could imagine.

I’ve been paper crafting for 20 years and currently create more projects than I can keep track of. I also work in the paper crafting industry.

See more from Jennie on her GalleryInstagram, and YouTube.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Rub Ons on a Planner Spread 1 comments  

By Jennie McGarvey

Hello!  It's Jennie McGarvey, and I cannot wait to share the fun way I'm using the 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Serenity Rub-Ons I found in the A Cherry On Top store. I love how they are so pretty and really neutral, yet stand out at the same time.  I cannot get over how there are so many unique elements included in this one package and how they are perfect for nearly every occasion.  I think you'll be as impressed as I am!


As usual, there is a lot of blue in my photos.  I spend a lot of time outside, thanks to my children's sports, my dogs, and my love of the outdoors.  This helps give my layouts a lot of color without having to lean on embellishments, ink, or patterned paper.  However, these items all add so much fun to my layouts I cannot help it!

When I picked up these rub-ons from the shop, I was drawn to the text and the splashes.  We have a pool in our backyard and it gets a lot of use from both myself AND my dog.  As you can imagine, there are a lot of photos taken of dogs splashing around and those splatter rub-ons are perfect accents for those photos and stories.

Now, I wasn't really expecting it, but the leaves were the perfect way to fill some vertical spaces that ended up having once I was finished with the rest of the elements I wanted to add.  I loved the contrast they added in not only color, but also in tone, as well.  The phrases and splatters conveyed playfulness and the leaves toned that down just a bit.  All in all, it's beautiful and I feel like it fits the tone of the week so beautifully.

I'm crazy about rub-ons. I think they are the perfect accent for planners and memory planners, especially.  You can be so creative and layer lots with no bulk at all. They blend beautifully over photos and there are lots of different choices in the A Cherry On Top shop.  Give them a try in your planners and see what you think!


Jennie McGarvey

Heya everybody! I’m Jennie and I live in Southern California. I’m a mom of 3 boys and wife to the most supportive husband I could imagine.

I’ve been paper crafting for 20 years and currently create more projects than I can keep track of. I also work in the paper crafting industry.

See more from Jennie on her GalleryInstagram, and YouTube.

Posted by Jessica.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Memory Planner Spread  

By Veronica Milan


Hello and happy Friday!


Today I am using a mix of Cocoa Vanilla Storyteller and Jen Hadfield Live and Let Grow.


Storyteller A5 Paper Stack - Cocoa Vanilla StudioStoryteller Foam Title Stickers - Cocoa Vanilla StudioStoryteller Accessory Stickers - Cocoa Vanilla StudioStoryteller Puffy Stickers - Cocoa Vanilla StudioStoryteller Pocket Cards - Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Live and Let Grow Sticker Sheet - Jen HadfieldLive and Let Grow Phrase Ephemera - Jen HadfieldLive and Let Grow 6x8 Paper Pad - Jen HadfieldLive and Let Grow Washi Tape - Jen HadfieldLive and Let Grow Mini Puffy Stickers - Jen Hadfield


I decided to use some distress oxides for the background in my memory planner and layer foam words.



All the stickers and tags bright this spread to create a happy summer-loving page! I stitched some tags to give this page the perfect touch of texture!

Happy crafting!


Veronica Milan

Hello! I’m Veronica, a crafty night owl living in central California with my husband and 3 kiddos!

I’ve been creating paper stories for the past 17 plus years. I love this fun community filled with crafters! My favorite way to story tell is by creating mini albums and pocket pages! You can find me on the gram or on YouTube at Veronica_creates! 

See more from Veronica on her Instagram, Galleryand YouTube.

Posted by Jessica.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

How to Use Molds

By Jessica Harvey

Molds (AKA moulds) are a tool that I get a lot of questions about how to use. You can create your own unique embellishments using molds! Molds are great for mixed media art, collage, and more to create one-of-a-kind castings for all your art. I've created a two-part ...

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Beach Vibes Memory Planner

By Jennie McGarvey


Hey there!  Jennie McGarvey here and I am working my way through my summer in my memory planner. I'm having a great time and I absolutely love the summer-themed products that are in the store. I absolutely love some of th...

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Summer Planner Spread

By Jennie McGarvey


Hey there!  Jennie here and I'm sad that the kids are headed back to school and the carefree days of summer have come to a close.  However, I'm still reliving those moments in my memory planner and I can't wait to share one of those weeks with ...

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Waterfall Technique on Memory Planner 1 comments

By Suzanna Lee


Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you week 19 in my memory planner that features the Simple Vintage Indigo Garden collection and an amazing die from Lawn Fawn!



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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

A Year of Memory Keeping - Happy Planner

By Jessica Harvey

As of this week, I have kept up a memory-keeping planner for a whole year! In this post I am going to share with you some of my favorite spreads, what makes them my favorite, tips and tricks to stay motivated throughout the year, and reasons why I have loved keeping ...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Especial Planner Spread

By Veronica Milan

Hello and happy summer where ever you are!
I love these slow-paced summers filled with lazy days by the pool, cold berries in mason jars, new summer movies, reading fun books, and playing all day. One of my favorite ways to document these days is through my...

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Path that Winds - Art Journal

By Jil Larson

I’m in the home stretch in my 100-Day Project of art journaling in a passport-sized sketchbook. I wanted to share the process of a recent spread, one I wanted to be textured, shabby chic, and organic-feeling with a dreamy, romantic sentiment: “to walk beside you,...

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Plant-Theme Planner

By Jennie McGarvey

Hello, friends! Jennie McGarvey here today and I'm looking forward to sharing with you how I use stamp sets designed for cards or cardmaking in my weekly planner.  This is such a fun way to add a lot of fun to your planner without using any additional supplies than ...

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Fresh Botanicals Planner Spread

By Jennie McGarvey

Hello! Jennie McGarvey here today to share with you in my memory planner.  This is a memory planner without photos and I'd love to share with you how I put this layout together step by step. Let's take a look!



I used my

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Spring Planning

By Veronica Milan

It's Veronica here with you today to share a memory planner spread! You don't need much to get started with memory planning, a planner and a pen is a good place to start. But sometimes you need some adorable stickers, distress oxide ink, and cute pattern papers! I ...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Art Journal Page - Technique Tuesday

By Jessica Harvey

This June on Technique Tuesdays we are focusing on gel printing! The gel press is an awesome tool to use with mixed media and you can use almost any paint, stain, spray, or ink! Today Jessica is creating an art journal page using many mediums and a gel press...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Natalie's Planner - Technique Tuesday

By Natalie Dill

This May on Technique Tuesdays we are focusing on memory planning! Today Natalie is sharing how she creates a page in her Heidi Swapp Insert and how she ties it together with her other planner spreads!


Watch the video below!...

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