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Monday, February 26, 2007

February BasicGrey Class featuring the Blush collection 4 comments  

Directions from the February 24, 2007 Class

Have some fun with this simple, classic layout designed by Theresa Lundstrom, using the versatile colors of the Blush collection by BasicGrey. Below are the directions from the BasicGrey Class held here at A Cherry On Top on February 24, 2007. This project is easy to create and there are many ways to personalize it to your photo(s) and style.

Snowman by Theresa Lundstrom

BasicGrey supplies:

Blush papers: Devotion, Eternity, Sweetie, Angelic and Romance
BasicGrey Blush Fibers
BasicGrey [un]dressed Block Alphas and Holiday Chipboard
BasicGrey Holy Cow Rub-ons

Other supplies:

Bazzill Cardstock: white and light brown
Heart and snowflake punch
Colorbox fluid chalk: frosty white and dark brown
Black and white journaling pens
6”x8” photo


1. Use light brown cardstock as your base 12”x12” paper. Trim the Devotion paper to 12”x6”. Place 6”x8” photo on Devotion paper (Note: other size photos will work as well!) Adhere entire Devotion paper (with photo) to center of brown cardstock. You will have approx 3” of brown on the top and bottom.

2. Cut one strip of Eternity paper (approx. 2 1/2") and tear on one side. Note: the lines should be vertical as shown. Attach underneath the Devotion paper.

3. Cut a 2 1/2" strip of Sweetie paper and adhere to the top of the page as shown. 

4. Hide the top edge of the Devotion paper with a dotted stripe from the Angelic paper. Adhere Blush fibers below the photo on the bottom edge of the Devotion paper.

Note: I used BasicGrey ribbon instead of fibers on my layout.

5. Decorate the pink Sweetie paper with hearts, snowflakes, brads, and journaling pen.

Note: For my layout I wanted a more sophisticated look to match my photo so I used the scroll stripe from the Angelic paper and attached it to the center of the Sweetie paper.

6. Cut snowman and letters from white or cream paper. Adhere to BasicGrey chipboard. Ink the snowman and chipboard letters with white and/or brown ink. Decorate the snowman. Attach snowman and title to layout on the Eternity paper.

Note: For my layout I used the BasicGrey snowflake chipboard and cut it in half to form a scroll photo corner. I painted the photo corner and letters with pink sparkle paint and inked the edges with brown ink.

7. Print journaling on white cardstock and adhere to layout. Add rub-ons beneath the title.

Note: For my layout I used vellum for my journaling to create a softer, sheer look. I also used a word rub-on on my photo above the title to complete the title instead of using decorative rub-ons beneath the title.

Now you have a beautiful layout to add to your scrapbook album.

About the author...
Tristann has been a Creative Team Member at A Cherry On Top since March 2004. She is known here for her obsession with BasicGrey and loves being the hostess of these wonderful classes from BasicGrey. She currently lives in Washington State with her husband, Bryan, who supports her addiction to BasicGrey and scrapbooking in general. In addition to being an avid scrapbooker and photographer, Tristann is a full-time Human Resources/Payroll Manager for an international travel company.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Marcie Reckinger Winners! 4 comments  

Thanks everyone who played along, it was a close contest and there were so many great layouts to choose from. First, Marcie selected a Grand Prize winner to receive a $25 GC to her shoppe and the winner is....mlewis!!! Congratulations!

Plus, the CT also voted and picked 2 winners to receive a $25 GC to the ACOT shoppe. Congratulations to...



And don't forget we have two more contests currently going...Traci Reed's ends on February 28th at Midnight EST and Amy Bleser's ends on March 15th at Midnight EST. Layouts do NOT need to be new. If you have a favorite in your gallery that you think could be a contender, simply "Edit" your layout and click the checkbox beside the appropriate contest. Remember, only ONE entry per person. Layouts may be digital or paper! Hope to you soon in the gallery!

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Chat with Marah Johnson! 1 comments  

Wed, Feb 28th 9pm EST

Please join us for a celebrity chat with the fabulous Marah Johnson on Wednesday Feb. 28th at 9pm EST!

A designer with Creative Imaginations, Marah is an extremely talented artist whose edgy designs and unique creations are all the buzz!  Experimentation is the key to her incredible art.  She has never been one to be driven by the norm.  At a very young age, she was encouraged to think and be outside the box.  To this day, that is her favorite place to be.  Marah is always striving to try something new.  Whether it is combinations of colors, textures and techniques, it is that fearless ability to try the unknown that has lead to her success as an artist, and designer.

Marah will be giving away a few goodie packs during the chat by asking  trivia questions about her life story, likes, dislikes etc.... all the answers to the questions can be found on her blog.  http://marah_johnson.typepad.com  The first person to answer the question correctly will win a prize, one prize per person please.

Be sure to mark your calendars because this is one chat you definitely don't want to miss! 

And while you anxiously await chat nite, check out the Love Struck Contest Details

We're Love Struck! ...and you should be too!
Enter the Love Struck Contest featuring Marah's line of products, available here in the shoppe.  Contest ends March 14



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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Meet Beth W. 10 comments

She recently changed her name screenname from bellasmommy to Beth W, but her style and talent is still the same. Be sure to check out her Gallery.

Tell us about your family:
My immediate family consists of my husband, my 4-year-old daughter, an...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

CT Spotlight Vol. 10 20 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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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Save up to $5 on Shipping - ends tomorrow

Offer good now thru 3.31.07

Now thru the end of March earn a shipping discount based on your order's subtotal.

$50-$99:      $2 shipping discount
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Friday, February 16, 2007

February Digital Guest CT Member! 3 comments

February Digital Guest CT Member - maybeyousee

We're so excited to work with Mary-Ann Buchanon (aka mayb...

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Meet Featured Designer Amy Bleser 2 comments

plus contest details and CT Reveal

ACOT is pleased to feature Amy Bleser for February as our Feature Designer. One of our newest designers, Amy is always filling her shoppe with great new products with wonderful details, including this month's wonderfully boy kit "B3" just for ACOT...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Lovestruck Contest!! 1 comments

Show Us Some Love...Lovestruck, That Is!!

I am in love!  Don't get all excited....I am in love with Lovestruck, a wonderful line by Marah Johnson for Creative Imaginations.  The Creative Team tried out the line and came up with so many different ways to use the product.  We liked it so much, we wanted YOU ...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sharing digi with the world 7 comments

one canvas tote bag at a time

This month marks two years since I started learning Photoshop.  The days of being completely puzzled by the first chapter of a Photoshop Classroom in a Book are far behind me.  In the last two years I've made hundreds of layouts, some pretty cool wall d...

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Creative Imaginations: LOVE STRUCK 6 comments


Take a walk on the wild side.  That seems to be a reoccurring theme with the Creative Imaginations Love Struck papers.  These papers are NOT your typical lovey-dovey papers, but they are incredibly fun to work with!  You can let your creativity run wild wit...

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Thursday, February 8, 2007

We're Having a Party! 1 comments

Celebrate ACOT's Digital Birthday with us!

It's a Digital Celebration as February marks ACOT's first digi birthday.  Join us all day long, from 9am Saturday to 2am Sunday EST, in the chat room for fun and games and don't forget the awesome challenges and prizes - all hosted by some of our ama...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Creative Team Reveal 10 comments

Bare Elements by Creative Imaginations

The ACOT Creative Team is so excited to announce this reveal!  For weeks we have been working with the new Bare Elements products by Creative Imaginations and we are so proud of our creations!  Altering is all the rage right now in "paper crafting" and...

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Meet Featured Designer Traci Reed! 4 comments

...plus contest details and the CT Reveal

ACOT is pleased to feature Traci Reed for February as our Feature Designer. One of our newest designers, Traci is always filling her shoppe with great new products with wonderful details, including this month's fabulously funky kit "Punk Love" ...

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