Thursday, February 25, 2010

She's Retiring!

If you've placed an or order within the past eight or so years, chances are high it was packaged with care by Marilyn! 

Marilyn - ACOT 

We had a retirement party for Marilyn today.  We sat around reminiscing about the changes at ACOT during her time here.  And there have been plenty!  She was with us when we picked and shipped one order at a time.  She was here through both of our warehouse moves.  She was here before we even actually had a real warehouse!

Heidi, Marilyn & Kristin

Marilyn has been lovely through it all.  Her attentiveness to detail and her ability to do everything quickly always amazed us!  Whenever a new employee joined our ACOT family, she always took the time to give them extra attention.  She understood the importance of every shipment making it clear how much she truly cared about the 

The ACOT crew had a blast 'decorating' her work station.  It was great to see her smile when she saw it!  


She's one of a kind.  Help us wish Marilyn a happy retirement and let her know she can still visit us anytime!

Happy Retirement, Marilyn!  

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We're Stuffed!

Every year we try to prepare for the influx of products that begin to arrive after the CHA - Winter conference.

- Morning delivery -

'Try' being the operative word.  Kristin and I attempt to control ordering products in consideration of our warehouse space.  Our warehouse is large, but when you have over 28,000 unique products (some ordered by the hundreds), it's difficult to budget for the needed space!

But this time our customers were loud and clear about what they wanted.  We just had to get it all!  OK, most of it anyway!

One of the many rows of stuffed paper racks

Poor Becky and Michelle have been hard at work entering products into our data base and finding places to put them!  It's sort of like watching a giant 28,000+ piece puzzle get arranged and rearranged! 

Racks and bins filled with embellishments

We're working to keep you informed about all of the new products that are coming in on a daily basis!  If you're not already subscribed to our newsletter, make sure you do!  Some of the New Arrivals are limited releases and only available while supplies last.

Once they're gone - they're gone!  We'll need the warehouse space for other products!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Almost Time To Crop!

Join us for fun, games, challenges, classes and prizes, all weekend long!
February 26, 3pm - 1am EST
February 27, 6am - 12am EST
February 28, 6am - 10pm EST

Want to view our complete online crop schedule?  Click HERE!

To sign up for the crop or to see pre-class prep information, visit our February Crop 2010 Message Board forum!

We hope to 'see' you there!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Scrapbooking With Jenni Bowlin Studios

'Our Little Prince' designed by Jess

Jenni Bowlin Studio's newest release includes a fantastic line called 'Baby Of Mine'.  The papers feature great ginghams and flirty florals that can be easily incorporated into any layout or project.  

Check out Jess' complete reveal using Jenni Bowlin Studio's Baby Of Mine line HERE.  While visiting our site, don't forget to take a look at the rest of Jenni's products including her 'Embellished Butterflies' and 'Homespun' line.

Beautiful job, Jess!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An Elegant Line Of Products For Scrapbooking Your Wedding!

Juliana's Creative Team Reveal featuring K & Co.'s 'The Elegance' line is absolutely stunning!  You have to view the complete reveal that is posted on our Resources Page.

Juliana recommends the 'Elegance' line for wedding and anniversary scrapbooking pages.  The papers and embellishments would make beautiful invitations.

The intricate detail Juliana was able to incorporate into the above layout is amazing.  She simply cut out some of the flowers and swirls already present on the patterned paper. 

Juliana is a genius at getting the most out of patterned papers and embellishments.  Learn how she does it HERE!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Diane's Disney Cricut Cartridge Reveal #2

Diane had a great time last month with her Disney Cricut cartridge reveal that she had to do an extended version.  Cricut offers so many design choices on every cartridge that it's difficult to fit it all into just one product spotlight

'Chef Mickey'

Diane used the Mickey and Friends, Pooh and Friends, Dreams Come True, Limited Edition Easter, and Celebrations Cricut Cartridges.  The possibilities are only limited to your imagination when using these products.

'Hundred Acre Wood'

Diane and family are about to venture off on their first Disney vacation together!  It looks like she'll have a great jump on scrapping those Disney themed pages!

Check out Diane's complete reveal HERE

Have a great vacation, Diane!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Black & White Contest Winners Announced!

In early January, we announced our Black & White layout contest! Submissions could be digital or paper and had to use only black and white components.

Because we had such a terrific response, three winners were selected:

Digital Runner up is CorrieKate with Steps! She's the winner of a digital prize pack from Shawnery's Designs!

Paper Runner up is Precious Gift by rimalou! She's the winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to the store!

 Our Grand Prize/Overall winner is IMWICKEDWITCH with her amazing Cousins 10x30 Canvas! She's the winner of a 25.00 GC to the ACOT store!

Everyone did a beautiful job!  A BIG THANKS to all participants and congratulations to the winners!

Be sure to visit our Gallery to view all of our current contests and challenges!  

Monday, February 8, 2010

Meet February's Guest CT Member!

Please welcome A Cherry On Top's February Guest Creative Team Member!  'Cimorosete' (aka: Treasa) has been a member of our Message Board for many years.  Treasa enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, daughter, Paula, son, Christopher and granddaughter, Kaylee.

Here's a snippet from her Q&A:

Favorite thing (non-scrap related) to do without your family? Shopping and watching movies.

What's your favorite scrapping tool to use when scrapbooking? My Cricut.
Name 3 of your favorite SB companies/linesMy Minds Eye, Imaginisce and Bo Bunny.

Name 3 of your favorite embellishments to work with: Stickles, chipboard and bling.

Treasa worked with the Imaginisce Sweet Cheri collection for her reveal.  See all of her projects and her complete interview HERE.

Welcome Treasa!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

This Week's Creative Team Reveal!

Our terrific Creative Team has been at it again!  Always inspiring.  Always amazing!

The Digital Creative Team works with different time periods to insire their reveal layouts this week. This theme includes everything from the 1800's to the 1980's and beyond.

 Roaring 20's by davsar

Pam impresses us with her creations using Jenni Bowlin's Red & Black line:
The yellows, browns, greens and blacks in Basic Grey's 'Origins' line proves to be incredibly versatile.  Angela shows us how:


Jules was 'tickled pink' using SEI's new 'Juliette' line.  The colors boast those usually seen around the Valentine's holiday, but can be used to brighten up any craft project:

Wonderful job, team!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Help Us Welcome Clint!

We have been incredibly fortunate to have a terrific team here at ACOT!  Most have been a part of our family for many years.  There is no way we could do what we do without them!  

Please help A Cherry On Top welcome it's newest addition!  Say 'HI' to Clint!!!

Clint & Heidi (sorta)

At first, the above was the only picture I could snap of Clint.  Since then, he's warmed up to the thought a bit more.  Here he is with Kristin:

Clint & Kristin

Clint is our new office assistant (slash) organizing guru (slash) right hand man!  He's impressed us so far with his talent and professionalism.  He has a bright, warm personality.  The rest of the team asked why we didn't find him a long time ago!  He's only been here a few weeks and he's already organized TWO office luncheons, filled the area with gorgeous plants and has made our office run even more efficiently.  Clint will be helping with customer support and accounting.  

We are so thrilled to welcome Clint into the ACOT family!  Welcome Clint!