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Thursday, March 31, 2011

1, 2, 3 What Do You See? 4 comments  

1 kit Many ways~

Have you ever wondered how different people see different kits? Well, this week the digi CT took 3 kits and highlighted them in more than 3 ways. So if you think a kit is too girlish or too boyish or too themed, you may want to think out of the box before you count it out~


Look at the kits we highlighted and how many different ways we used them....1st up is this Grins and Giggles kit by Bella Gypsy:


by Janell:


and don't think this kit is just for little kiddos, look at Janell's masculine take on this kit~

by Angie:

by Ronny:


by Jennifer~


we also highlighted this FAB kit by MC Designs~

by Janell:

by Ronny~a wonderful hybrid LO:

by Jennifer~

by Angie~notice she did a little color changing to have the flowers match the background paper~

by Brittney~

and last but not least, this was the 3rd kit we highlighted by Laura Burger and Marci Reckiner


by Janell~

by Angie~

by Sandra {our digi gust CT}

by Ronny~

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Prima Bontanicals: pure beauty! 7 comments  

It is Spring and a girl's fancy turns to....why pretty papers and embellishments, what else?  And I found my heart's desire with Prima's Botanical line.  The papers are soft and lovely and so conducive to scrapping almost anything.  This company, which is known for its amazing flowers, has out done itself with this product line.  The rub ons go on smoothly, the flowers enhance the papers and the chipboard shapes and paper cut outs are perfection. 

I had such a wonderful time scrapping a variety of photos with these and still have many more to do.  I am definately reordering this line!

I hope you are not tired of seeing my photos of our Med. cruise.  I could not help myself.  These papers were perfect for our lunch in the Plaka in Athens, our arrival in Salerno, Italy and our day trip up the Amalfi Coast.  The photos on the layouts of Salerno and Amalfi were printed onto canvas paper and enhanced with pearescent water color paints and painted on Glimmer Mists.  I first sharpen the photo in my Picasa program, then print.  I allow the canvas paper to dry over night, apply the paints and mists with a small tipped paint brush, allow those to dry and spray with an acrylic sealer.  The photos turn out looking like a painting with depth and texture.


Last January, our friend from New Zealand, Clare, came to visit the US and spent two weeks with Janet M, Pam B and me here in Paradise.  We spent four days together, thanks to Clare, on Captiva Island.  The tales are many and the laughs continue to this day.  During a morning walk on the beach, I shot this picture of Pam.  She had no idea I snapped this.  I love this candid of her.  I love that she is My Friend.

 On one of our last days, Janet M, her husband, Bob, my hubby, Clare and I attended a showing at the Chihuly Glass Museum and, afterwards, had drinks on the veranda of the historic Vinoy hotel in St. Pete, Florida.  It was a beautiful day and thank you Prima for creating the perfect papers for the layout.

I have often thought that many of the papers carried in the ACOT store would be lovely to paper a room or turn into wearable I did.  I scanned the paper, printed it onto canvas paper just as I did for the Amalfi Coast photo and enhanced the color a bit with Smooch.  What this did was add the appearance of texture to the print.  I scanned this and printed it onto June Tailor iron on fabric.  I cut that into squares and placed them on my tee shirt.  I used a permanent fabric glue to adhere the lace trim (Websters' Pages).  The Prima flower is attached with magnets, one glued to the back of the flower and a second one placed inside the tee shirt directly behind the flower.  A woman at a store had one attached to a blouse this way and I've borrowed her idea.  This way, the lovely silk flower can be removed for washing the tee (inside out, of course, on delicate hung to dry).

Thank you, Prima, for making my heart sing!





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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sweetly Smitten by Sassafras Lass 12 comments  

bright cheery spring-like colors

This month I was lucky enough to work with Sassafras Lass' new 'Sweetly Smitten' line. The colors in this line are just divine! I love the bright, but not garish, oranges and yellows mixed with the pinks and a pop of teal. 

for my first page, I used a pagemaps sketch, and a photo of my daughter with blue cotton candy. The blue cotton candy plays off of the blues in the paper. I used my cricut to cut the kraft paper into the fancy bracket shape, then since I didn't want to waste all of that background paper, I cut a half inch smaller version of the same shape from the center of the background paper, so I could save it and re-use it.

With the paper that I saved from the page above, I created the next page. I cut the curved parts from three sides, and used them throughout the layout, and used the remaining center and one curved part as the main part of the page.

For this page, I just created a simple grid pattern. I didn't want it to be too busy, so I used the same color pallet throughout.

Finally, for this page, I used a sketch from Pencil Lines, and combined the Sweetly Smitten papers with a few pops of an older Sass Line - nerdy bird.

Products used in this reveal

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Glimmer Glaze 8 comments

Now,  I know we have all heard of Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, but did you know about their Glimmer Glaze? I know Glimmer Glaze isn't new but for some reason I missed it when it first came out, so I decided to try it for my CT reveal.&nbsp...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Everywhere We Go 6 comments

"Everywhere we go-o Pe-ople want to know-o Who we a-are And where we come from."

Well when it comes to the Digital Creative Team we can say All around the world. From all over the states, Canada, Be...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Prima Reflections 18 comments

Oh, Prima... how you do empty my wallet with your delicious blooms and drool-worthy papers!  I'm deliriously happy to part with my money when I'm getting some Prima goodies in return!  The new Reflections collection is full of the same beautiful, natu...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Twig 8 comments

Looking for the perfect scrapbooking paper line to use with your outdoor, nature, or masculine photos? The Twig line from Little Yellow Bicycle is definitely for you! With fabulous shades of blue, green, and brown, you will be amazed at how versatile the Tw...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Animal Crackers by Imaginisce 9 comments

More fun than you can imagine

Animal Crackers by Imaginisce is a really great line to work with...the colors are outstanding, the paper line fun and the embellishments are the perfect touches. Finding pictures to use with this line is really easy and I still have more lined...

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Black & White & Beautiful All Over 8 comments

We've all worked with black and white photo at one point or another - I know for myself, I have piles of old pictures that are black and white. But why would you purposefully change a color photo to black and white, you may ask? Well, there could be several reasons...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Best Creation...Jubilee Reveal 10 comments

If you are like me, you are tired of the cold, the snow and the gray skies. Yeah, I have plenty of snow pictures I can scrap this winter no thanks to the Blizzard  of  2011 but right now I don’t want to be reminded of all that. I want to see blue skies,...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3 Bugs in a Rug April Showers 14 comments

For my first reveal, I got to work with 3 Bugs in A Rug April Showers.  How cute are these products?!?  And let me tell you, they’re even cuter in person!  Thanks so much to ACOT for letting me work with these great products!

Make a Wish

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Monday, March 14, 2011

My Minds Eye Lush 2 11 comments

If you are a frequent reader of the A Cherry on Top message board, I am sure that you have heard me moan about the lack of NAVY BLUE in the scrapbooking world.  For those of us with teenage boys that we occasionally scrapbook (when they will let us photog...

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Basic Grey: Hello Luscious, Life of the Party

View these videos to see two new lines from Basic Grey - "Hello Luscious" and "Life of the Party":




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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cell Phone Snapshots 6 comments

As technology evolves and the quality of photos taken with our mobile devices improves, many people begin to rely on their cell phone camera for capturing quick, unplanned and everyday moments. This Creative Team reveal is a good example of the...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Echo Park Little Girl 13 comments

I was so excited when I got to work with the Echo Park Little Girl line this month! With a 4 year old girl, I knew I'd have no problem using this line to pieces! The colors and patterns are just perfect for girly and baby photos. There are lots of cute stickers and...

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