Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Let Basic Grey Take You To Morocco!

When listing favorite scrapbooking manufacturers, Basic Grey is sure to top most! This season's lines will definitely not disappoint.

"Porcelain" will appeal to the gentler, softer side of scrapbooking. Colors like 'champagne pink' and 'empress cream' will add warmth and thoughtfulness to just about any layout.

Basic Grey's "Marrakech" line is just the opposite of "Porcelain" offering bold, bright colors that inspire visions of beautiful Moroccan scenery!

Jess displays the versatility of the "Marrakech" line in her Creative Team reveal which showcases exotic travel layouts and everyday themes with friends and family.

You can view Jess' complete reveal by visiting our Resources page. Don't forget to check out the delicious Basic Grey 'Chocolate Chip Albums'.

To view all of our Basic Grey products, click HERE.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bet Ya Didn't See This One Coming!

We have a surprise for you! After months of deciding, planning, working, preparing, and getting ready, it's almost time to reveal our third 'division of' company and website: PoolAndSpaEssentials.com (it's not live yet, we'll let you know when.)

We had a fabulous opportunity to partner with another company for this new venture. It will offer us even more exposure, not to mention stability and diversification in this time of economic difficulties.

For those of you who have swimming pools, jacuzzis, spas and hot tubs, you will now be able to order your pool and spa supplies direct from us. Our customers have trusted us for 12 years to bring the newest scrapbooking products on the market. And now we will be offering one more industry of products to our customers.

Click HERE to read Kristin's full article!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ACOT Wants to Celebrate You!

Between Sus (our resident cheerleader) and our tech guru, Brandon we're constantly adding new and better features to our scrapbooking site and Message Board.
If you're a member of our Message Board or if you've been a long time lurker, take the time to add YOUR BIRTHDAY to our profile information under the Message Board User Control settings. Let our friendly board members celebrate your special day with you! Be sure to check our site often and sign up for our newsletters to receive the latest information regarding new features and the latest products!

While you're there, be sure to update your newsletter preferences to reflect your specific interests!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Layouts of the Week

Creative Team Member, ScrapGoo, selects two fantastic layouts from our gallery for our layout of the week feature!

Paper: Found an ant by 1LuckyMom.

ScrapGoo says, "I could just eat up this adorable photo. I love how she got down to kid/ant level to capture this moment. The colors are fabulous, the bug paper is the perfect amount of cute, and the distressing was an awesome touch."

Digital: Happiness by MLee.

"This layout really jumped out at me... it looks like mixed media art and I definitely love the texture here. The crinkled background, the paint streaks, and the interesting shapes and doodles all make for a stunning design!" ~ScrapGoo

You can view details on these layouts as well as others in our Gallery and on our Message Board!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Say NO to Funky Mojo!

Our Digi Creative Team pulls inspiration from interesting places for this week's Reveal! Whether you're a paper, digital or hybrid crafter you will be sure to experience a few "Aha" moments while checking out this article!

Smiley-Scrap8 grabs inspiration from her son's new Smart Cycle!

from this:

to this:

dianagirly takes her "Aha!" inspiration straight from her vanity!

from this:

to this:

It's time to shake that funk off your mojo! The overall idea behind this week's reveal is to take a moment to view your current surroundings and see them in a different light. You don't have to be eating fresh gelato in Italy to see beauty. Beauty and inspiration can be found in every day things like the curve of an arm chair or the color of your child's eyes in the sun light. Read the full ARTICLE and then come back and share some things you've found in your world that inspires you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Get Your Free Prima!!!

A Thank you from Prima Marketing, Inc!
Prima's Customer Appreciation Offer

Free Bling!
Prima knows that times are tough and every dollar counts. So, to thank you for spending your hard earned dollars on Prima products, they are going to send you a free gift.

How can you participate? It's easy!

Just send Prima your original receipt for $25 (or more) plus the UPC barcodes from your Prima purchases. Include a self addressed envelope (we'll pay for the postage to get your prize to you) and we will send you a package of our Say It In Studs frame pictured above ($3.00 retail value). Please include your e-mail address so that we can let you know of upcoming specials like this in the future.

The fine print:
Your receipt needs to be dated anytime between March 15th and April 15th.
Product as pictured while supply lasts
Prima reserves the right to substitute an item of equal value
All receipts and UPC barcodes must be original - no mechanical copies permitted
Prima is not responsible for missing/undelivered entries
There is no limit to the number of times you can participate!
Please allow 3-4 weeks processing time
Don't forget the UPC barcodes:
Send your entries to:

Customer Service
Prima Marketing, Inc
5564 Edison Ave
Chino, CA 91709

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ACOT Goes Green...Literally!

Come on over and celebrate St. Patty's Day with us! You'll be sure to notice a few changes on our ACherryOnTop.com site and Message Board.

While viewing our fabulous selection of scrapbooking products, you may just happen upon a cute little

Click on the St. Patty's Day hat quickly to grab your chance at winning one of our Daily Hunt $5 prizes!

Or...if you're really lucky, you might just find a

at the end of the rainbow! They're rare, but they're sooo worth finding!


Save $1 shipping for every $10 in your subtotal. Subtotal amount does not include digital downloadable scrapbooking products or Gift Certificates. Maximum shipping discount is $10. This Promo Codes excludes expedited shipping options such as UPS 2nd Day and UPS Overnight, World Wide Expedited/Express.Valid on purchases placed March 1-31, 2009.

While browsing, check out our Promo Code page for incredibly savings and free stuff you might qualify for when you shop with us!

Friday, March 13, 2009

toNoodle™ Create-A-Kit Contest Ends Soon!

toNoodle.com is celebrating its one year anniversary by making you famous! There are only 2 days left in the Create-A-Kit contest. Here is your chance to become that awe inspiring digi designer you've always known you were!

Final day for kit submission is March 15, 2009!

If you are not sure what goes into making a digital scrapbook kit, you are encouraged to follow the sponsor links from the toNoodle.com home page for examples.

ToNoodle.com is a membership website with 134 video tutorials on how to digital scrapbook using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS3. Subscribers can purchase a one month trial membership for $5.95.

Click HERE for more information!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Week's Reveal: SEI

Jess "ScrapGoo" uses SEI's "Pink Lady Foil" in this fun layout!

Members of the Creative Team focus on SEI for this week's Creative Team Reveal. The bright, rich colors of SEI's newest product release will definitely be a welcome addition to any paper crafter's stash!

Pam "4PeasinourPod" uses SEI's "Bridgeport" in this pretty in purple layout.

Beth-W gives us a terrific tutorial using patterned paper to make Loop Flowers. Select something from SEI's Embellishment Line to make it your own!

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Craving Some Jillibean Soup?

Whether your favorite is Black Bean, Cream of Mushroom or Split Pea, Jillibean Soup has a scrapbooking recipe that's perfect for you! We picked up the Jillibean Soup™ line at our last product release show.

Jillibean Soup's "White Bean" line

Jill Yegerlehner, founder and owner of Jillibean Soup, had the brilliant idea of incorporating the recent Kraft paper surge into her paper designs. Because finding usable Kraft paper that is acid and lignin free is almost impossible, Jill decided to custome manufacture the stock from 100% recycled materials.

Jillibean Soup's "Minestrone" line

The result? 12"x12" patterned papers with a distinctive look and feel. Each line coordinates with fantastic embellishments with fun names like: "Alpha Beans", "Bean Stalks" and "Journaling Sprouts". The buzz is big about this line! ACherryOnTop.com is excited to add it to our family of scrapbooking products!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Get To Know This Month's Guest CT Member!

ACOT Member JulesInParadise!

"Jules" is a retired school teacher with an infectious smile who now resides on Florida's Gulf Coast. I had the privilege of meeting Jules at one of the CHA shows and she was just a ton of fun and full of inspiration! Here is a little snippet from her Guest CT interview:

Favorite Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes, In Harms Way (a John Wayne oldie), and White Christmas
Three favorite candy bars: I don't have a sweet tooth but don't get between me and a bag of potato chips!
Three musical artists: Andrea Bocelli, Seal and Jimmy Buffett (I have eclectic tastes...lol)
Favorite Store (nsr): Home Goods or TJ Maxx
Favorite Magazine (nsr): Coastal Living or Victoria Bliss
Two favorite colors: yellow and sea foam green
Favorite thing to do with the family: bbq and hang out at the house at the pool

"Kaela's Crush" by JulesInParadise using Bisous products!

Be sure to check out Jules' gallery and her complete interview!

Monday, March 2, 2009

March CT Digi/Paper Challenges!

"SEI" Manufacturer Challenge - By 4peasinourpod (Pam)

Draw inspiration from print advertisements, the color "Green". Tell us what the word "FUN" means to you! Take a sketch and make it your own. Or, try a hybrid layout using paper and digital elements!

Digi Do-Able Challenge - By ICanHasCherryOnTop (Tracy)

And if just getting inspired isn't enough, our CT Members will award POINTS to some of the lucky participants! Each layout/project counts as one entry. Limit one entry per category. Layouts/projects cannot be entered into more than one challenge. Each entry must meet all of the challenge requirements to qualify. Click HERE for more details.