Thursday, April 29, 2010

Are You Ready?

ACOT's 4th Annual Online Crop -
Events begin at 2pm EST - Friday, April 30th!

This online crop is going to be bigger and better than any other NSD online crop we've hosted! If you've ever attended one of's online crops, you already know how fast paced, fun and inspirational they can be! If you've never participated, you do not want to miss it!

But don't just take our word for it. Check out the 'buzz' from some of our excited participants:
  • 'Already clearing my weekend schedule :) so ... to Crop or not to Crop?..... to Crop of course! Thanks ACOT.' ~grirosa
  • 'This is going to be the BEST crop ever!!!!' ~JulianaM
  • 'Me, me , me!!! I love ACOT crops--though the NSD one is even more insane than the regular ones! LOL I love it though!!! I have cleared that weekend.' ~kittymomma
52 non-stop hours of games, prizes, challenges, celebrity chats and fantastic classes!  Join us for the entire weekend or just hop in where you fit in!

The fun kicks off Friday at 2pm EST.  Click HERE to view the online crop schedule. 

Not exactly sure what an 'online crop' is or how it works?  Read our 'What Is An Online Crop?' article!

A BIG thank you to all of our sponsors!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: WeR's '72 and Sunny'

Scrapbooking with Cindy - Kimandasmo

If I were to describe the perfect summer day, the weather would be 72 & Sunny!  My natural internal heat index seems to be a little warmer than most, so when the thermometer rises above 75° - I am not a happy camper!  

'Summer Love' by Cindy

WeR Memory Keepers must have read my mind!  Their new '72 & Sunny' line has beautiful new papers with names like 'Sunkist', 'Flower Patch' and 'June Glitter'.   

'Carefree' by Cindy

Instantly add a burst of sunlight to your paper crafting project with WeR's new '72 & Sunny' collection!

Check out Cindy's complete Product Reveal HERE

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: Pink Paislee's 365 Degrees

Laura Fiore
Scrapbooking With Laura Fiore

Laura selected the new '365 Degrees' line from Pink Paislee for her product reveal.  Here's what Laura had to say about working with the items:

'When I opened my CT box a few weeks ago, I found that it was exactly what I'd hoped for and so much more! As with most of the product lines from Pink Paislee, the double sided papers are gorgeous, the embellishments abundant, and the alphabets amazing...I couldn't wait to get started!'

Learn and Grow
'Learn & Grow' by Laura Fiore

The 365 Degrees Collection offers fantastic embellishments like Cork Buttons, Ribbon Pleats, Clear Stamps and Brads.  Everything you'll need to complete that elegant look!

and Grow
365 Degrees Clear Stamps by Pink Paislee

Catch Laura's complete Product Reveal HERE.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Webster's Pages Seaside Retreat

Scrapbooking with Jules & Webster's Pages

Webster's Pages new 'Seaside Retreat' collection offers great die cut shaped papers, phrase stickers and a coordinating journaling card set.

Beach At Dawn
'Beach At Dawn' by Jules

The colors are warm and bright.  Perfect for highlighting at the beach pics or those fleeting sunsets.

seaside retreat vellum
Seaside Retreat Vellum - Webster's Pages

View Jule's complete Product Reveal HERE!  

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage

Scrapbooking With Pam and Pink Paislee

Pam boasts of the potential versatility of the Bayberry Cottage line by Pink Paislee.  If you love classic houndstooth, vibrant colors and attention to detail, you'll fall in love with this collection.

You Totally Amaze Us
'You Totally Amaze Us' by Pam

Pam used the Bayberry Cottage line on projects with a romantic theme, sports theme and even a masculine theme.  The possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

 So Glad He Is Mine
'So Glad He Is Mine' by Pam

View Pam's complete Product Reveal HERE!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Cherry Loft Welcomes Lily Bee Design

Meet Kristen Young Of Lily Bee Design This Friday At ACOT!

Kristen Young
Kristen Young

Founder and Designer Kristen Young had dreamed of owning her own paper company when she first began working at her LSS back in 1995.

Kristen wanted her company name to have meaning and instantly thought of her Great Grandmother Lillie Berrett who loved oil painting. Lily Bee Design debuted in February 2009.

Besides wanting to own her own company she wanted to design. Without any graphic design experience she jumped in feet first in the Summer of 2009 and hasn’t looked back. Still with much to learn, she is thrilled to be designing her own lines Vintage Poppy, Audrey and the two newest lines Hello Sunshine and Lovely.

Kristen is so grateful for the opportunity of owning Lily Bee and is excited to see the growth of her company during 2010. It has also allowed her many friendships along the way in store owners, designers and consumers throughout the world.

Besides being an entrepreneur and designer she is first and foremost a mother to Noah (4) and Madden (2) who definitely keep her on her toes. She is grateful for her supportive husband Carson who thinks it’s “awesome” she is pursuing her dream.

Kristen will be chatting LIVE in The Cherry Loft - Friday, April 23rd at 9pm EST; 6pm PST!

Please Join Us!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cosmo Cricket's 'Garden Variety'

Scrapbooking With Juliana & Cosmo Cricket

Cosmo Cricket's new Garden Variety collection offers vibrant spring and summer colors.  Juliana uses the line beautifully to capture her garden pics:

Garden Variety
Garden Variety by Juliana

I LOVE the buttons!  They come in various sizes, colors and finishes.  30 pieces per package.

john cena 

If you're planning any Earth Day projects - pick up the Garden Variety line to help capture those memories!

View Juliana's completely colorful product reveal HERE!




Monday, April 19, 2010

Local Warehouse Sale Fun!

The ACOT Staff had a ton of fun at our Spring Warehouse Sale Event on Saturday!

 Michelle(f), Becky and Heidi

We got to see a lot of our chatters from our Message Board and made many new friends.  Thank you so much for the fantastic turn-out!

 Kristin helps prepare for the local warehouse sale

Many of our visitors drove for hours to visit our warehouse.  We appreciate that!  There were a lot of first timers.  Visiting and shopping our 29.000 plus products can be a bit over whelming, but everyone caught on quickly and even enjoyed the thrill of the warehouse hunt!

Every local sale we have gives us the opportunity to think of better ways to serve you.  We can't wait to do it again!  If you're in or around the Saginaw, Michigan area - be sure to sign up for our local warehouse sale newsletter for announcements and promotions!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Webster's Pages 'Life's Portrait'

Scrapbooking With Jess & Webster's Pages

Webster's Pages new line release entitled 'Life's Portrait' offers warm, soft shades of Spring.  This line would be perfect for layouts featuring black and white pictures or vintage projects. 

'Meme' by Jess

Jess presents fabulous gift ideas just in time for Mother's Day! This Message Board is a great project for that mother always on the go!

 Message Board 

Click HERE to view Jess' complete Reveal!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Basic Grey Kioshi Collection

 Scrapbooking With Diane & Basic Grey

Calling all Basic Grey 'junkies'!  Basic Grey's new line, "Kioshi", has been described as having 'a sophisticated balance of relaxing color and geometric design'.  With patterned papers with titles like, 'Sayuri', 'Ayaka', and 'Plum Blossom'; the Asian influence is obvious.

john cena
'Live The Life You Imagined' by Diane

 Diane's reveal includes great layout ideas along with fabulous designs for greeting and gift cards.  Check our Diane's complete Reveal HERE!

Basic Grey Kioshi

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pretty In Prima

Scrapbooking With Beth & Prima! 

 'Lazy River' by Beth

It's not difficult to be 'Pretty In Prima'!  The products from Prima's newest releases certainly do not disappoint.  We love the attention to detail and the fantastically bright colors!

'Memories Box' by Beth using 
Prima Papers & Embellishments

Beth has been a member of the ACOT Creative Team since August 2007. She is currently a SAHM and lives with her dh, 6 year old dd, and 3 cats in Florida. She started scrapbooking over 3 1/2 years ago and has become completely obsessed with the hobby and loves the creative outlet it provides.

View Beth's complete Reveal HERE.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Deals! Deals! Deals!

Follow us on Facebook for our spectacular Deal Of The Day!

Amazing deals released daily!  Supplies are limited to stock on hand and prices are only valid for 24 hours!  Daily offers will be posted on our Facebook Fan Page!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This Week's CT Product Reveal!

Scrapbooking with Basic Grey, Scribble Scrabble and Cosmo Cricket:

Tons of new products are flooding our warehouse on a daily basis!  We have the difficult task of opening the boxes and touching all of the newest papers and embellishments being released right now!  Don't you feel sorry for us?  

This week's Creative Team Reveal features beautiful papers and extras from some of your favorite manufacturers!  

'A Mother's Love' by Angela -
Basic Grey - 'Green At Heart' line

'Just Jack' by Jules - 
Scribble Scrabble - 'Nana's Trunk' line

'A Good Hobby' by Sarah - 
Cosmo Cricket - 'Material Girl' line

Jules, Angela and Sarah did an amazing job!  Visit our Resources Page for the full articles!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Please Join Us!

Celebrity Chat with Iron Orchid Design artists - Sally & Josie!

A Cherry On Top welcomes IOD artists - Sally & Josie to The Cherry Loft!

Monday, April 5th @ 9pm EST; 6pm PST

Sally & Josie are quickly becoming known in the industry for their revolutionary products and concepts having several hit the coveted Creating Keepsakes top ten list. They have been featured as guests on the popular television show Scrapbook Memories as well as QVC highlighting their newest hybrid products developed for the crafting industry known as ‘Retail Friendly Hybrid’ or RFH.

Check out IOD's Facebook Fan Page for great project inspiration!

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and settle in for a fantastic time with friends who share your passion!  Please join us in The Cherry Loft TONITE at 9pm EST; 6pm PST.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Cherry Loft Welcomes Stephanie Hunt of Bella Blvd!

Join Stephanie Hunt of Bella Blvd. on Friday, April 2nd at 9pm EST; 6pm PST in The Cherry Loft!

'Ciao! Ciao! I'm Stephanie, also known as Bella! I'm the designer and owner of Bella Blvd, this fabulous little scrapbooking company located in the sweet little town of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.'

Come chat it up with Stephanie and meet new friends in The Cherry Loft tomorrow night and you could be randomly selected to receive FREE product!  Please join us!