Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Scrapbooking With Pink Paislee's 'Cupid' Line

Love is in the air!  This is the time our warehouse fills with reds, pinks, whites and (in some cases) browns!  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but you can celebrate love all year round with Pink Paislee's Cupid collection!

'The Boots Made The Boy' by Laura Fiore

Laura used the Eternal Love Die Cut Paper in the above layout.  It's a beautiful brown paper with a large paisley print.  

You may want to act fast!  The 'Cupid' collection is flying out of our warehouse quickly!  You can see all of our Valentine themed products in our shoppe!  Shop early for the best selection.
Be sure to check out Laura's complete reveal on our Resources page.  
Lovely, job Laura! 

Catch Our Year-End Clearance Event!

It's that time of year again!  Out with the old to make room for the new!  It's also a great time for you to save on some of your favorite products.

Use the YEARENDCLEARANCE promotional code to save an additional 24% off already clearanced items!

You'll also save on shipping costs!  So, why not stock up on scrappy supplies at fantastic prices?   

Orders of $25.00 or more will save 25% on shipping
Orders of $50.00 or more will save 50% on shipping
Orders of $75.00 or more will save 75% on shipping
Orders of $100.00 or more will save 100% on shipping

See our site for complete details.  Hurry!  Promotion ends December 31, 2009! 

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Scrapbooking With Bo-Bunny's Snowy Serenade

Without a doubt, one of our most popular lines this season has been Bo-Bunny's Snowy Serenade collection!  We've had a time just keeping the products on our shelves.  In this reveal, Megan highlights the beautiful papers and coordinating elements included in this line.

'Storm '09' by Megamay

The deep purples and rich blues in this line will be perfect for all of those Winter layouts waiting to be completed. 

'Snowflakes' by Megamay

You'll find a lot of attention to detail in this collection.  Bo-Bunny is a company that never seems to disappoint!  If you haven't already, be sure to pick up the 'Snowy Serenade' line before it's out of stock again!

Fabulous job, Megan!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Scrapbooking with LYB's 'Sweet Love' Line

I know we've just survived Christmas and are moving toward 20-10, but it's really not too early to think about Valentine's Day!

I know, I can't believe I just typed that either, but Pam truly inspires us to scrap those loving moments that happen every day using LYB's new 'Sweet Love' line of products:

Pam's mini album featuring Sweet Love products

The new LYB line offers coordinating embellishments and die-cut card stock.  The elements are easy to use and leave your project looking fabulous!

View Pam's complete reveal HERE and don't forget to let her know your thoughts about the line and her layout/project ideas!

Great job, Pam!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas To Our Extended ACOT Family!

What a beautiful Christmas it's turning out to be!  We wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas!  We appreciate each and every one of you every day.  We hope you were able to spend time with those who are important to you.

Thank you for being a part of our family!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This Week's CT Reveal!

Juliana, Sus and Diane keep fanning the flames of inspiration in this week's reveal.  I know we're all busy with all the last minute details that come with the joys of Christmas, but I recommend you take a few moments just for you and spend it replenishing your inspirational wells.  You know you're going to need it to scrap all of those fantastic family pictures you'll collect over the next few days!

Juliana uses American Crafts' 'Letterbox' line to show how important it is for YOU to step in front of the camera.  You're the historian, but you're also an incredible part of the actual story. 

'All Things Considered' by Juliana

Sus takes Doodlebug's 'Christmas Candy' line to help create this project!  It's a beautiful Christmas tree centerpiece that makes a great gift:

Christmas Tree centerpiece by Sus

Diane features Creative Imaginations 'My Girl' collection in this beautiful layout of her daughter:

'Beautiful To Me' by Diane

View the complete articles by checking out our Resources Page.

~Until next time...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Getting The Most Out Of Your Digi Kits

This week, the Digital Creative Team helps inspire you to squeeze a little bit more out of the digital kit!  The challenge was to take an old kit or even one that just hasn't been used and create not one, but TWO layouts!  Here's a sample of what they came up with:

'Thanksgiving 2009' by Ronny (Smiley-Scrap8)

Janell takes the 'Twilight' kit by Silvia Romeo in two completely different directions.  The first is a dreamy baby girl layout.  The second is an invitation to a New Year's event.  

'Silver Alpha' by Lindsay Jane Designs

View all of the creative ideas for using one kit for more than one layout or featured theme in this week's Creative Team Digi Reveal!  All featured kits are available in our Digital Scrapbook Shoppe

Great job, team!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Free Shipping Day, December 17

Today IS Free Shipping Day! One day only, December 17 - 12am til midnite EST - enjoy free standard shipping on your order at A Cherry on Top when you use this Promo Code: FREESHIPPINGDAY.

Continental US 48 States only. Promo Code may only be used once per customer. Minimum $10 order is required -- not including digital products, gift certificates/cards, shipping or taxes. Not valid on previous orders; may not be combined with other Promo Codes. ACOT will select least expensive shipping method/carrier. Valid on purchases placed December 17, 2009.
Go Shopping!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We Need Your Vote!

Sus (our resident ACOT cheerleader) spends a lot of time and energy keeping topics and challenges flowing on our Message Board.  We'd love to know what kind of challenge you'd like to see kick off the new year!

Click HERE to vote!

Kristianne's 'Black Friday Camp Out'

Want to see what you can do with Black & White?  How about a project with an 'Out with the old - In with the new' theme?  Have a New Year resolution or a goal?  Why not vote for one of those choices?

As always, we're planning on yet another exciting year involving out ACOT Community for 2010!  More challenges.  More giveaways!  Creative Crops!  We hope you plan on joining in on the fun.  Our Community is nothing without YOU!

Don't forget to post your pics from the holiday season in our Gallery!  We'd love to see your latest project!

~Until next time...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This Week's CT Reveal!

This week's Creative Team Reveal features products from My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages and Cosmo Cricket!

First up - Cindy's My Mind's Eye reveal using the Life Stories line.


'Just a Swingin' by Cindy

The 'Life Stories' line works with a kraft base that provides the perfect subtle back drop for your scrapbook layout or vintage project.

Up next is Jules' reveal using Webster's Pages' 'Nature's Storybook' and 'Postcards from Paris' lines:

'Sports Babes' by Jules

These lines feature gorgeous double-sided papers with coordinating journaling cards and alpha sets.

Finally, Laura Fiore challenges herself to try a line that isn't her usual 'norm'.  Her layout and project ideas pop thanks to Cosmo Cricket's 'Nutmeg' line:

'Thanksgiving Banner' by Laura Fiore

Laura's Thanksgiving banner can be modified for every holiday or season.  The 'Nutmeg' line offers stickers, alphas and borders to complete your project.

Awesome job, team!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Our Digi CT Tells Us What's On Their Christmas List

Are you making your list and checking it twice?  Our Digital Creative Team shares some of the 'items' on their wish list with us!

Kristianne (MamaK321) asks for something I wish for every day!  More TIME!  Balancing a family and work and normal day to day affairs can be a struggle.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could roll over those idle moments and cash them in when you're having one of  'those' days?

Sara (Keling) has something that's popular on most wish lists this year!  Finding that in demand item can be a challenge, but it's an amazing feeling when you're able to find a great deal on it, buy it and watch those little eyes widen in amazement on Christmas morning.  It definitely makes the 'hunt' worth while.

So what's on your Christmas list this year?  What is your family wanting more than anything?  Most lists will have the hottest toy or the latest in designer styles, but I have a feeling this year, even more than ever, there will be more meaningful items on those lists like health, love, and family togetherness.  After all, isn't that what the season is really all about?

View our Digi Creative Team's wishlist HERE!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Welcome HappayScrappay!

Rachel Theall - Guest Paper CT Member

 Welcome to ACOT's Guest Paper Creative Team Member for the month of December! Meet Rachel - a/k/a 'happayscrappay' on our Message Board.  Rachel is a Chemistry Professor.  She takes time on a daily basis to delve into her scrapbooking hobby.  By taking a little time every day, Rachel keeps on top of her project goals and carves moments in time just for her.

Interview exerpts:

Favorite television show?
Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m a Survivor Fan. I don’t miss an episode, I’ve met Survivor contestants and I filled out the application to be on the show 3 times but never sent it in. I can do without all other television but Survivor. A close runner-up is So You Think You Can Dance because no, I can’t dance. I also love Mike Rowe and his dirty, dirty jobs.

Favorite movie? I don’t know if I have a favorite but I think Men in Black is fun, Pride and Prejudice is romantic, and Kung Fu Panda never gets old. I love movies that make me laugh and I always fall for potty humor so Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler will always be welcome in my scrapping room.

What's your favorite scrapping tool to use when scrapbooking? I should say my Silhouette since it’s the most expensive but in reality it’s just my finger knife (Fiskars).

'Again & Again & Again' by happayscrappay

View Rachel's complete interview and take a look at all of her gallery submissions.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Local Customers Stop On In!

It's time for our final warehouse sale of the year!  We love watching the seasons change, because that means we're going to have another local Warehouse Sale!

That's right.  We're not talking about a virtual sale.  We're talking a sale where you get to see, feel, grab over 28,000 scarpbooking and paper crafting products!

If you're in the Saginaw, Michigan area or feel like making a last minute road trip, we promise you will not be disappointed!  We've spent hours slashing prices on  some of your favorite items!  Great prices throughout the entire humongous warehouse!

If you've never been to one of our local warehouse sales, be sure to click HERE for all of the important details.  

If you're a member of our Message Board, you just may see some familiar faces.  

Saturday, December 5, 2009
9am until 3pm EST

Questions?  Feel free to contact us.

We can't wait to see you!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Create Your Own Flip Calendar Tutorial

CT Member, Megan gives us the Flip Calendar How-To

This is an inexpensive project that makes a great gift or conversation piece for your work station.  Megan shows us step-by-step details in this ACOT tutorial.

You can follow the instructions to a 'T' or mix and match to make it your own.  Remember, Christmas is just around the corner.  This calendar is a fantastic gift idea for your child's favorite teacher or child care provider.  The details will surely impress while still remaining simple to do.

If you're looking for other great project ideas, check out our extensive Scrapbooking and Paper Crafting Tutorial section on

Have fun with this tutorial and let your imagination run!  Don't forget, we always love seeing your finished projects!  If you try this idea or any of the paper crafting tutorials, be sure to upload them to our Gallery!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Our Biggest ThanksGiving Sale Going On Now!

15 Reasons to save this weekend at ACOT!  Our Black Friday Sales begin at 12:01am November 27th, 2009.

Get Bonus Points, ACOT Bucks and Shipping Discounts on qualifying orders all weekend long!

Our Last Minute offers are incredible!  Great gift ideas and amazing deals just for you!

Promo Code required for some promotions.  See site for complete details!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another Successful Online Crop!

There were Fast Scraps, Challenges, Games and Prizes!  Bonus Points were sprinkled.  Classes were taken.  Fun was had!

We hope you enjoyed every second of this year's Fall Online Crop.  

A HUGE thank you to all of our particpants as well as our beautifully talented CREATIVE TEAM!

There is no way we could do it without you!

Missed a challenge or want to revisit a class?  CLICK HERE to view all of the weekend's events!

Friday, November 20, 2009


NOVEMBER 20th - November 22nd

It's THAT time again!  

Join us for our online crop.  Take a Class.  Play Games.  Win Prizes.  Get Inspired!  Never attended an ONLINE CROP?  Get the important details HERE.  Our Creative Team has planned a great weekend especially for you.  

Events begin at 3pm TODAY and are scheduled throughout the weekend.   

View our Schedule of Events and get prepared to have a fabulous time!

'See' you there!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scrapbooking With Beth & Basic Grey

If you're looking for a few great last minute gift ideas for grandparents, friends or your child's favorite teacher, Beth has some great ideas in her Basic Grey Reveal featuring the Nook & Pantry line.

You can view Beth's full reveal HERE.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let her know what you think!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Scrapbooking Christmas with SarahA & LYB

It's still not too late to start your holiday projects!  Sarah shows us how to make this elegant Christmas card.  Looks time consuming, but with a little planning - you'll be done in no time!

Little Yellow Bicycle's 25 Days Of Christmas line offers a full array of papers, stickers, frames, ribbons and other coordinating products to complete your Christmas project.  

View SarahA's complete reveal HERE.

Great Reveal, Sarah!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Scrapbook Your Travels With Jules and TPC

CT Member, Jules, takes us on a trip using TPC Studio's Time to Travel Collection.

Jules freezes a beautiful day in time with her husband and close friends in this mini album:

TPC Studio (aka: The Paper Company) is associated with Paper Adventures!  You can find two fantastic Holiday Collections at incredible savings for a limited time.  Christmas Treasures and Vintage Christmas is now currently on sale at 40-50% off!

Beautiful job, Jules!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Scrapbooking With KI Memories Heirloom Collection

It's that time of year!  Time for family gatherings and tons of pictures.  Take some time to browse KI Memories' Heirloom line.

Party Guests by Cindy Collins

Cindy does a fantastic job using KI Memories' Heirloom Collection in her reveal this week!  Inviting colors, embellishments and coordinating stickers make it easy to create that perfect family layout. 

Upholstery 12"x12" paper - KI Memories Heirloom

The Holidays are right around the corner.  It's a great time to stock up on Christmas products while supplies last.  Some lines are restocked while others are only available as limited releases.  Don't miss this incredible line!

View Cindy's complete reveal HERE

Great job, Cindy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Scrapbooking With Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses

Laura Fiore creates 'homey' layouts with products from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line:

The Eskimo Kisses line offers bright shades of Christmas pink, blue, maroon and green.  Perfect for capturing those special holiday moments!

Laura suggests using our Coordinating Cardstock feature when selecting matching cardstock to compliment your page: 

 "I wanted to let y'all know, too, that I ADORE the Coordinating Cardstock feature that we have here at A Cherry on Top. When left to my own devices, I often grab cardstock colors that are a little off for the colors in my patterned papers, but when I use that feature while ordering the patterned paper, it is a perfect match EVERY TIME! "

You can find the Coordinating Cardstock tab by clicking the 'info' button located next to the thumbnail image of the item.  We are working diligently to provide the Coordinating Cardstock feature to all of the newest product releases. 

View Laura's full reveal HERE.

Until next time...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Like Free Shipping?

Free Shipping this weekend when you place an order of $49 or more
Use the following Promo Code: FREE49 

The Fine PrintTo qualify for free shipping, order subtotal must be at least $49. Certain heavy and or large products are not included in this free shipping offer -- it is notated in the product description tab for these items that they are not eligible for free shipping. Required subtotal does not include digital products, gift certificates/cards, shipping/rush fees or taxes. Free Shipping is limited to orders shipped to US addresses only. Max shipping discount is $10.  International orders will receive a $5 shipping discount with this promo code. Promotion is not available on previously placed orders. Limit one free shipping order per person. Valid thru midnite, November 8, 2009, EST.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ACOT Featured Feature!

Brandon (the tech guy) is always busy behind the scenes making an even better place to shop and hang out!  His 'to-do' list is literally years long!  Kristin and I probably add to that list on a daily basis.

This week, Brandon finished a feature we've wanted for a long time.  You can now choose the number of products you'd like to view per page and how you'd like to view them!

Like to see lots of products in a row or per page?  Select 'Grid' then select how many items per page you'd like to view.

Like to read lots of details with larger product images?  Select 'List' then select the number of products.

What does this feature mean for you?  Less clicking and more viewing!  The loading time per page may depend on your viewing preference as well as your computer's speed.  Take this into consideration when making your selection. 

A big 'THANKS' goes out to you - our customer - for always letting us know what you'd like to see change or improve at!

~Until next time!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Day!

Calling all Digi and Hybrid Scrappers!  Digital Scrapbook Day is Saturday, November 7th!  Be sure to visit our Digital Talk Message Board as well as our Digital Shoppe for freebie information, sales and events!

'Chillin' by Nun69 

If you've ever wondered what the digi trend is all about, here is your chance to ask questions, view project ideas and maybe try out some freebies!  Happy Digital Scrapbook Day!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Reveals Everything Girl/Boy?

Or is that Boy/Girl?  Who knows anymore?  The Digital Creative Team mixes it up this week using kits with girl themes on boy projects and kits with boy themes on girl projects!

Who says real guys don't wear pink???

'Moving At The Speed Of Life' by Karin

Create fresh new looks for your scrapbooks by using colors outside of the norm.  You just might be pleasantly surprised with how your creation turns out!  View the complete reveal HERE.

Until next time...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Free Halloween Goodies and Savings!

Halloween Sale!
Save 25% on all Halloween products today. Plus get a Goodie Bag Free with $25 purchase & Promo Code: HWEEN.

Get your Halloween Treat from ACOT

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creative Team Reveals

The Creative Team reveals layouts and projects using products from Basic Grey and Sassafras Lass!

'Lights Camera Action' by Juliana using Sassafras Lass' 'Amplify'

Learn how to make this spooktacular paint can project with Jess using Basic Grey's 'Eerie' line:

Diane shows us how to enjoy the 'Fabulous Fall' using Basic Grey's Indian Summer Collection:

The inspiration doesn't end there!  View all of the Reveals on our Resources Page!

Fantastic job!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Digi Mixes It Up!

The Challenge:  Take four or more digital kits and mix and match elements onto one layout.

'Fall Fun' by (-Shannon-)


Sometimes it's all too easy to use elements from one kit to create your page.  All of the papers and embellishments automatically match or have a certain theme.  What about those times where you're not able to find exactly what you're looking for in that kit?  It's OK to do a little mixin-n-matchin!

'One Dad. One Mom, Two Monsters' by Davsar

The Result:  Amazing layouts based on coordinating colors, contrasting styles and great inspiration!

Take time to look outside of that kit purchase to look for other elements from a different kit or an entirely different artist!  You just may find that perfect final touch that makes that layout or project exceptional!

View the entire Digital Creative Team reveal HERE!

Great job, team!