Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Join Us For This Week's Paper Crafting Sketch Challenge

National Scrapbook Day (May 7, 2016) is right around the corner!  For those of you who cannot wait to get in on the fun - we're bringing you another paper crafting Sketch Challenge!

Let us know how this sketch inspires you and post it to our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #115 Gallery:




Be sure to post your project (card, scrapbooking layout, tag - etc) to the gallery by Tuesday, May 3rd!  One randomly selected participant will receive 1,000 A Cherry On Top Points!  You can use ACOT Points for serious savings off of your craft order.  


We can't wait to see your creations!  Happy Crafting!



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Congrats To This Week's Sketch Challenge Winner!

Congrats to Krystle!  You were randomly selected as our winner!

You'll receive 1000 ACOT Points!



100 POINTS to all other entrants just for playing!

Krystle used this sketch from Becky Fleck as inspiration:

Sketch Challenge - Week 114:




Check out some of the other amazing scrapbooking layout submissions for our paper crafting sketch challenge:


'Helloi Loive' by emmapaige
'Cooking Cousins' by Christi S.

'All Hands' by AllisonLP


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Join Us For This Week's Paper Crafting Sketch Challenge

It's time for another paper crafting sketch challenge!

Let us know how this sketch inspires you by creating a scrapbook layout, a greeting card or any crafty project:


Once you've completed your project, be sure to visit our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #114 Gallery and post it by Tuesday, April 19, 2016!  One random submitter will be selected to win 1000 ACherryOnTop.com Crafts POINTS!  

Any and all other submitters will receive points just for playing along.  

Points can be accumulated for discounts off orders placed!  Everyone loves FREE SCRAPBOOKING AND PAPERCRAFTING SUPPLIES, right?

See site for complete details.  Happy Creating!



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Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 2016 Guest Designer Craft Challenges

Deanna is our April 2016 Guest Designer and she's been busy creating paper crafting challenges to inspire you!

Read a little more about Deanna in our previous blog post and be sure to check out one or more of her challenges below!

One winner per challenge will be awarded a $5 Gift Certificate to ACherryOnTop.com Crafts!






Deanna says, 'I thought we'd start off with an easy challenge...I want to see some mist or paint splatters on a white background. Anything else goes!'

The rules:
  1. White background
  2. Two shades of mist or paint
  3. Paper or digital layouts allowed
  4. Project may be a pocket page or card
  5. New submissions only
  6. One entry per person
  7. May be combined with one non-guest designer challenge
  8. Entry must be posted to April Guest Designer Challenge #1 Topic on Message Board by April 30, 2016





Deanna says, 'For this challenge I want you to scrap about anything Nature. You can interpret that how you like. You MUST also use some stitching! Can be machine or hand stitching, faux stitching, stamping, rubons, etc.!'

The rules:
  1. Nature theme
  2. Must include a stitching element
  3. Paper or digital layouts allowed
  4. Project may be a pocket page
  5. New submissions only
  6. One entry per person
  7. May be combined with one non-guest designer challenge
  8. Entry must be posted to April Guest Designer Challenge #2 Topic on Message Board by April 30, 2016





The rules:
  1. Follow layout as a sketch
  2. Must include a ribbon or baker's twine element
  3. Paper or digital layouts allowed
  4. New submissions only
  5. One entry per person
  6. May be combined with one non-guest designer challenge
  7. Entry must be posted to April Guest Designer Challenge #3 Topic on Message Board by April 30, 2016
Click to view the details for Challenge #4 and Challenge #5

Happy Creating!


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Help Us Welcome Deanna - Our April 2016 Guest Designer!

Screenname: Deanna13
First name: Deanna
Favorite Color: Shades of Teal because it reminds me of the ocean.
My craft supply 'must have': Lately, my 'must have' items are diecuts. I love the packages of matching diecuts which go along with the theme of the line.
I mostly create: 12x12 layouts for my grandkids and also of our vacations. We love traveling and I love reliving the moments by scrapping the photos.
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate! I don't have it very often these days, but I enjoy it when I do.

BIO: I married my high school sweetheart and we'll be celebrating 38 years in July. We have 3 adult kids and 9 adorable grandkids from 1 to 15 years old. They are just the light of my life and I adore scrapping about them.

Layout: 'Silliness' - Photo of Deanna's “sweet, silly granddaughter Lucy from Easter 2016“

About this layout:

Deanna says, “She's really a sweet girly girl, but can be rather silly with the basket on her head too. “
products used:


Layout: 'Relax' - Photos of Deanna's sweet granddaughter Makaylee at Myrtle Beach, SC. (July 2015)

products used:


All of us here at A Cherry On Top would like to give a HUGE THANKS to Deanna for being this month's Guest Designer! Please be sure to visit her gallery to see other examples of her talent and be sure to look for her Guest Designer Challenges on our Message Board!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Congrats To This Week's Winner!

Week 113 - Sketch Challenge Winner:




Congrats to Rachel0017!  You were randomly selected as our winner!

We love the safari look in this scrapbooking layout with bright yellows and reds and browns.  Rachel used products from the Simple Stories 'Say Cheese' collection to bring her project together.

You'll receive 1000 ACOT Points!
100 POINTS to all other entrants just for playing!

We truly appreciate all of the submissions and are always amazed at how quickly some put the paper crafting creations together.  Look for another A Cherry On Top Sketch Challenge soon!  


Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Join Us For This Week's Paper Crafting Sketch Challenge

Happy first few days of Spring!  We're excited for the higher temps and all of the young tulips popping up everywhere.  Now...for our latest snowfall to melt away...

Many families with school aged children have a bit of a Spring Break coming up. We hope you find time to make new family memories, relax and work on something crafty!

Here's this week's paper crafting sketch challenge inspiration:



The rules:

Post your finished project on our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #113 Topic on our Message Board and in the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #113 Gallery.  

Random winner to be selected and awarded 1000 ACOT Points! Act fast! You have until midnite (11:59pm) EST on Tuesday - March 29, 2016 to post your project.

Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March 2016 Guest Designer Craft Challenges




Nancy is our March 2016 Guest Designer and she's been busy creating new paper crafting challenges to inspire you!

Read a little more about Nancy and be sure to check out at least one of her challenges below!



Click here to visit her A Cherry On Top (ACOT) Gallery






Layout: Soda Obsession - Challenge #1 - 31 Flavors
Nancy says, 'This layout is of my youngest son and his obsession with trying different flavors of soda. For your layout I want to see pictures with lots of flavors, like donuts or cakes or coffees or candy bars or ice cream or soda or pizza---you get the picture!'


The rules:

1.  Open until midnight on Saturday April 2, 2016 (CST)
2.  You may combine with one other challenge that allows such.
3.  You can enter up to 2 times.
4.  Please post to the Challenge #1 - 31 Flavors thread on the ACOT Message Board.
5.  Random winner will be drawn and a $5 gift certificate to ACOT will be awarded.
6.  Must be a new Layout----layouts only on this one!


Layout: Mom's Graduation - Challenge #2 - Oldies & Goodies

Nancy says, 'I inherited all of the family photos this past year.  I always thought these photos made my mom look gorgeous when I was little. So for this challenge I would like you to use pictures that are over 20 years old or more'


The rules:

1. Only new layouts again!
2. Must have at least 3 pictures on each layout.
3. May combine with one other challenge that allows you to do such.
4. May enter up to 2 layouts.
5. All layouts need to be posted to the Oldies & Goodies Challenge #2 thread.
6. All layouts need to be entered by midnight, Saturday April 2nd. (CST)
7. Random winner will receive a $5 gift certificate from ACOT.


Project: Altered Drink Container - Challenge #3 - Altered Box Project
Nancy says, 'Don't moan too much! I want to have you think out of the box of your normal papercrafting and upcycle something. My usual go-to-item to recycle is cardboard drink containers. Remember my son's soda obsession? Well- I let him go in if he remembers to give me the cardboard container when finished. I have used these mainly for baby shower gifts filled with lotion and shampoo and powder, etc. But you could use them for desk organizers or birthday gifts or plasticware organizers,etc. Alter something to use for EASTER!'


The rules:

1. You need to recycle some type of box! (shoebox, drink container, cigar box, cardboard tube, etc.)

2. Must be submitted to the Challenge #3 – Altered Box thread by midnight, Saturday April 2, 2016. (CST)

3. You can submit up to 2 different entries.

4. Random winner will receive a $5 gift certificate from A Cherry On Top Crafts.



Click to view the details for Challenge #4 and Challenge #5

Happy Creating!


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Congrats To This Week's Sketch Challenge Winner!

Hopefully you were able to get in on our Sketch Challenge (whether or not you submitted your finished project to our Gallery).  Remember, you can always save the sketches for future reference when your creativity needs a little kick start!

Here was the design for our Sketch Challenge #112:




As usual, there were so many inspiring submissions!  We're happy our challenge winners are randomly selected.  Hand picking a winner from the scrapbooking and paper crafting projects entered would just be too hard!

With that being said, we'd like to congratulate user SWEETSOUR for being this week's winner!  Here's the finished project:


What an adorable banner and the baby bib embellishment is crazy cute!  We hope all of our submitters enjoyed the challenge and the bonus A Cherry On Top POINTS.

Look for another ACOT Sketch Challenge, soon - or check out our Paper Crafting Contests & Challenges thread on our community Message Board.



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Friday, March 4, 2016

Help Us Welcome Nancy - Our March 2016 Guest Designer!

Screen Name: ncokely

First Name: Nancy

Favorite Color: Teal

Must have craft supply: Anything Bo Bunny!
I mostly create: 12 X 12 layouts and any new altered project I can find.

Guilty pleasure: I got my very own scrapping room last summer!

BIO: I submitted my first layout to acherryontop.com in August of 2006. I think I found the website because of the Top 25 Scrapbooking Sites list. 

I have been a cherry ever since! I currently design for Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style.


Layout: Mom's Graduation



About this layout:

Nancy says, 'I inherited all of the family photos this past year.  I always thought these photos made my mom look gorgeous when I was little.'

products used:

bo bunny beautiful dreamer noteworthy die cutsbo bunny bicycle beautiful dreamer paper



Layout: Memories

Nancy confesses to grabbing this photo of her 21 year old son and pals from Facebook stating, 'I have to snag whatever pictures I can of him and his friends.'



products used:




All of us here at A Cherry On Top would like to give a HUGE THANKS to Nancy for working so incredibly fast on these gorgeous creations!  Please be sure to visit her gallery to see other examples of her talent and be sure to look for her Guest Designer Challenges on our Message Board!



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