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Friday, December 29, 2006

It's January - Our Guest Creative Team Member Is....Bluejeans7! 4 comments  
      

Our January GCT Member is bluejeans7 (aka Angela). Angela has been around the ACOT community for quite some time, and she has been a valuable presence on the message board and in the gallery. We are very excited to have her around in January and she'll be helping with the crop!

Please take a moment to welcome Angela to the ACOT family!



Hi everyone! My name is Angela Prieto and I am very excited to be working with ACOT's creative team for the month of January.

I have been married to my husband, Efrain for over 13 years and we have two beautiful children together. Marissa is 10 and Erik is 5. I am very lucky that I get to be a stay at home mom.

I have been scrapping on and off for over 6 years. The past two years I have become completely addicted to scrapbooking and I do something scrap-related everyday. I also love photography and I have a ton of phots of my kids to prove it.

I am currently on one design team. I had my first publication this summer in the Layout Blueprints idea book. I have also had several layouts in online ezines.



Welcome to the Creative Team for January!!!!


Posted by Lillpop


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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Our After-Christmas Sale! 11 comments  
      

Two Days Only, we have some awesome deals for you!

(valid now through midnight 12/27/06 EST. Orders will begin shipping January 2, 2007.)

-How does at least 40% off over 3,000 products sound to you? The best deals are expected to sell out quickly . Select from paper, stickers, rub-ons, embellishments and more!

-One free sheet of 12x12 paper will be added to your order for every 6 sheets of patterned paper you purchase. For example, purchase 30 sheets of 12x12 patterened paper and receive an extra 5, 12x12 papers absolutely free. There is no limit! we are just clearing space for all the new paper we're expecting soon. Our paper racks are full, help us out! Selection our choice.

-Selected Autumn and Halloween products have been marked down 25%. Stock up now to have these wonderful products at your fingertips and ready to use!

 


Holidays are special whether you say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, god jul, vrolijke Kerstmis, frohe Weihnachten, Καλά Χριστούγεννα, christmas alegre, or веселое рождество.

It's all about family, friends, tradition, memories. It's about giving and receiving. It's about Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all men, women and children. It's about the smells, sights and sounds of the season. And yes, it is about the hustle, bustle, preparation and all the busyness that the holidays offer.

At our house, Christmas is a happy time, a time for anticipation and joyous celebration. We make rock candy - and toss out most of it in January. My kids just like making it, not eating it. The kids still get stockings, tho they are past the Santa stage. Every year we drive around to look at lights at night - while enjoying those wonderful candy canes. And yes, those cinnamon rolls for breakfast Christmas morning smell so good! Some things are just meant to be continued. And remembered. What traditions do you and your family celebrate? 

Here's to many more Christmases to come!
~Kristin


Posted by A Cherry On Top


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Friday, December 22, 2006

She Is....Bo Bunny Class Kit 2 comments  
      

She Is...what a great little book to make for that special girl in your life.  Just follow these simple instructions to make this fantastic book.

Front Cover

1.  Cut Perfectly Plaid paper to 4-7/16" x 6-9/16".

2.  Chalk around the Perfectly Plaid paper with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to the front of your book.

Inside Front Cover

1.  Cut your Sweet Posies paper to 4-7/16" x 6-9/16".

2.  Ink your paper with pink ink around the edges.

3.  Adhere to the inside of the front cover.

Ribbon on Front Cover

1.  Wrap a 20" piece of Green Polka Dot ribbon around the front binder cover.

2.  Adhere ribbon to the binder.

3.  Tie a knot on the front.

4.  With a glue dot, adhere the pink daisy onto the knot.

Page One

1.  Cut Perfectly Pink Stripe paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Adhere to light stripes to the first page.

3.  Cute White Cardstock to 3" x 3-1/2".

4.  Chalk around White Cardstock with orange ink.

5.  Adhere to page at an angle.

6.  Add stickers as shown.

7.  Punch holes and add to binder.

Page Two and Page Three

Page Two-----

1.  Cut Sweet Posies paper to 5-15/16" x 4".

2.  Chalk the edges with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to right side of page 2.

4.  Cut Sweetly Striped paper to 5-15/16" x 2".

5.  Chalk the edges with pink ink.

6.  Adhere to left side of page 2.

7.  Cut Apricot Citrus paper to 5-15/16" x 1/2"

8.  Adhere between Sweet Posies paper and Sweetly Striped paper.

9.  Cut White Cardstock to 4" x 5".

10.  Chalk edges with orange ink.

11.  Adhere to middle of the page.

12.  Punch holes.

Page Three------

1.  Cut the Sweet Posies paper, Sweetly Stripes paper, and Apricot Citrus paper the same as Page 2.

2.  Cut White Cardstock to 4" x 3-1/2".

3.  Chalk edges with orange ink.

4.  Adhere to page three.

5.  Add sticker.

6.  Punch holes.

Page Four and Five

Page Four--------

1.  Cut Apricot/Orange Citrus paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Adhere to Page Four.

3.  Cut Flower Tarts paper to 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" (two times) and  Sweet Posies paper to 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" (two times).

4.  Chalk with yellow ink.

5.  Adhere to Apricot/Orange Citrus paper at angles.

6.  Cut Bubble Gum Swirl paper to 4-1/4" x 4-1/4".

7.  Adhere on top of Flower Tarts and Sweet Posies.

8.  Cut White Cardstock to 4" x 4". 

9.  Chalk with pink ink.

10.  Adhere on top of Bubble Gum Swirl paper.

11.  Add Friendship Sticker.

12.  Punch Holes

Page Five ---------

1.  Cut Lemon Drop paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Chalk with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to board.

4.  Cut Apricot/Citrus paper to 4" x 5".

5.  Cut White Cardstock to 3-3/4" x 4-3/4".

6.  Chalk with orange ink.

7.  Adhere to Apricot/Citrus paper.

8.  Tie a 12" piece of yellow floral ribbon around photo mat.

9.  Adhere to Lemon Drop paper.

10.   Punch holes.

Page Six and Seven

Page Six ------

1.  Cut Bubble Gum Swirl Paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Chalk the edges with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to Page Six.

4.  Cut Lime Swirl paper to 3-1/4" x 3-1/4".

5.  Adhere to Bubble Gum Swirl Paper.

6.  Cut White Cardstock to 3" x 3".

7.  Chalk with pink ink.

8.  Adhere to Lime Swirl paper.

9.  Cut White Carstock to 2" x 2-1/2".

10.  Chalk with green ink.

11.  Mount to Bubble Gum Swirl paper.

12.  Cut 8" strip of green polka dot ribbon and mount to left side of the page.

13.  Adhere flower sticker on top of green polka dot ribbon.

14.  Punch holes.

Page Seven......

1.  Cut Sweetly Striped paper to 5-5/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Chalk with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to page.

4.  Cut White Cardstock to 4" x 5".

5.  Chalk with pink ink.

6.  Mount to Sweetly Striped paper.

7.  Knot three small pieces of pink floral ribbon.

8.  Mount to page using glue dots (right side of white box).

9.  Adhere Beauty sticker.

10.  Punch holes.

Page Eight and Nine

Page Eight------

1.  Cut Sour Candy paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Chalk with green ink.

3.  Adhere to Page Eight.

4.  Cut White Cardstock to 4-1/4" x 4-1/2".

5.  Chalk with orange ink.

6.  Tie a 14" piece of yellow floral ribbon around White Cardstock and adhere to Apricot/Orange Citrus paper.

7.  Punch holes.

Page Nine------

1.  Cut Sour Candy paper to 5-15/16" x 2".

2.  Chalk with green ink.

3.  Adhere to right side of Page Nine.

4.  Cut Lime Swirl paper to 5-15/16" X 4".

5.  Chalk with green ink.

6.  Adhere to left side of page.

7.  Cut Apricot/Orange Citrus paper to 5-15/16" x 1/2".

8.  Adhere between Sour Candy paper and Lime Swirl paper.

9.  Cut White Cardstock to 3-3/4" x 4-1/2".

10.  Chalk with pink ink.

11.  Adhere to page.

12.  Add Strength and Tenderness stickers.

13.  Punch holes.

Page Ten and Eleven

Page Ten-----

1.  Cut Lemon Drop paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Chalk with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to Page Ten.

4.  Cut two pieces of White Cardstock to 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".

5.  Chalk with pink ink.

6.  Adhere to bottom of Page Ten.

7.  Add Celebrate Her sticker.

8.  Staple a 4" piece of green polka dot ribbon to sticker.

9.  Punch holes.

Page Eleven------

1.  Cut Perfectly Plaid paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Chalk with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to Page Eleven.

4.  Cut Lime Swirl paper to 5-5/16" x 2".

5.  Adhere to bottom of page.  Only adhere around the edge - forming a pocket.

6.  Add sticker strip to top edge of Lime Swirl paper.

7.  Cut White Cardstock to 3-1/2" x 4" and 3" x 3".

8.  Chalk White Cardstock with pink ink.

9.  Adhere to page as shown - tucking them under Lime Swirl paper.

10.  Punch holes.

Page Twelve

1.  Cut Perfectly Pink Stripe paper to 5-15/16" x 5-15/16".

2.  Adhere to Page Twelve.

3.  Cut two 2" pieces of green polka dot ribbon and adhere behind flower sticker (you'll need to cut the flowe sticker out).

4.  Punch holes.

Back Cover

1.  Cut Perfectly Plaid paper to 4-7/16" x 6-9/16"

2.  Chalk with pink ink.

3.  Adhere to Back Cover.

4.  Use rest of green polka dot ribbon and adhere to back of cover.

5.  Cut Sweet Posies paper to 4-7/16" x 6-9/16".

6.  Chalk with pink ink.

7.  Adhere to inside of Back Cover.

Your book is complete!  Now, all you have to do is add pictures.  This is perfect for a gift or to keep for yourself!

 


Posted by Lillpop


2 comments


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

CT Spotlight Vol. 8 15 comments

Putting the Spotlight on Superior Layouts

Welcome to the CT Spotlight, a monthly feature in which the Creative Team will put the spotlight on superior layouts that have caught our eye in the gallery.  We'll show you the layouts, tell you who made them and why we love them.  The first CT member quoted is th...
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Pebbles Inc ROCKS THE HOUSE!!!! 16 comments

December ACOT Creative Team Product Reveal

Pebbles, Inc. products available here!

Contest Details Here!

 ACOT Creative Team Feature Layouts

   

These two great layouts by Tristann/n7zuq show just how versatile the Pebbles products can be.  Their new letter stickers are so ...

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Meet Featured Designer, Kim Hill 3 comments

...plus contest details and the CT Reveal

ACOT is proud to showcase Kim Hill for the month of December. This month our CT has showcased her latest kit, "Our Legacy", which is FULL of lots of wonderful heritage-like pieces. Read more about her life, contest, and see what the CT did with her kit.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Meet Linda (Claritee) 17 comments

She's mom to a special lady here at ACOT and you can find her talented pages showcased in the Gallery.

Greetings to all! I am a native of southern California, a writer and fulltime professor of English. I raised my two daughters by myself after the death of their father in 1975, and my family has grown now to include my second husband, his son and ...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Kristin's Picks, II 7 comments

at it again!

How quickly these days go by. When I was a kid, it seemed to take forever for December 25 to roll around. Now it's creeping up so quickly. Somehow, in the next couple of weeks I have a gazillion things to accomplish. I know I'll get it all done - and worrying ...

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Monday, December 4, 2006

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS to Creating Your First Digital Layout 3 comments

Part 3 of 3 (using Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0)

(....continuation of Step-By-Step Instructions to Creating your First Digital Layout...(Layers 5 through 8)....)

LAYER 9    ADDING TEXT TO YOUR TAG

Okay, now we are going to add some text.

Click once on the 9th tool (...
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Monday, December 4, 2006

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS to Creating Your First Digital Layout

Part 2 of 3 (using Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0)

(...continuation of STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS to Creating Your First Digital Layout (Layers 1 through 4)....)

LAYER 5    ADDING YET ANOTHER PICTURE MAT ON TOP OF A DOUBLE PICTURE MAT (Triple mat)

Follow the same directions as...

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Monday, December 4, 2006

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS to Creating Your First Digital Layout 4 comments

Part 1 of 3 (using Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0)

These are step-by-step instructions that I had written and used for the "Beginners Class to Digital Scrapbooking" that I taught on Friday, September 22, 2006.  These were written using the Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 version...and using a free mini-kit tha...

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Sunday, December 3, 2006

Scrappy Holidays 30 comments

December 2006

I’m going to tell you a secret. It’s a secret that may get me kicked out of the cool scrapbook island, but I can’t go on hiding and lying. I have to spill it and I don’t care who knows or what anyone thinks. I detest scrapping holidays. There, I said ...
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Friday, December 1, 2006

Meet Jodie Patterson aka GypsyChick! 5 comments

...plus contest details and the CT Reveal!

ACOT is proud to showcase Jodie Patterson aka Gypsy Chick for the month of December. If you haven't checked out her shoppe, she's a great designer with a funky, bohemian style that's full of colors. This month our CT has showcased her latest kit, ...

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Holiday Gift Ideas 5 comments

Kristin's Holiday Ramblings and Picks for Holiday Gift Giving

Holidays  -  a time of joyous reflection, holiday music, decorations, family traditions and gift giving. Don't get overwhelmed with the stresses and busy-ness of the season; instead take time to create those meaningful memories with your family that...

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

This Friday Only ... 4 comments

We kid you not ... we have NEVER had a digital scrapbooking sale of these proportions.

A Cherry On Top wishes you a fantastic Thanksgiving!  We have so much to be thankful for here at A Cherry On Top ...

... for each of our incredible product designers who bring us incredible new products each and every month - thank you!
....
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