Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Kick-Off!

We all know the 'official' beginning of Summer for the Northern Hemisphere isn't until June 21st.  However, the 'unofficial' kick-off for everyone seems to be Memorial Day - specifically Memorial Day Weekend!

Summer Fun
'Summer Fun' by Angie (nun69)

Everyone smiles a little easier and laughs a little louder when the sun comes out.  Here in Michigan, those days can be few and far between.  So we all tend to enjoy those higher temps all the more.

Echo Park Sweet Summertime
Echo Park - Sweet Summertime  - Bright and Fun
We've announced the Summer Date for our next Warehouse Sale!  We always love seeing your faces in person and are excited to show you how we do what we do at ACOT!  If you're in the area, please join us!

Warehouse Sale

There will be chats and crops and, as always - brand NEW PRODUCTS!  We're also working on some fantastic new things for the site.  Details to be released soon.  We hope you like them all! 

beautiful brave girl
'Beautiful, Brave Girl' - altered frame by JulianaM

Until then, our A Cherry On Top Gallery is bursting with Summer Inspiration just for you!

Happy Summer!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This Week's CT Scrapbooking Product Review!

The Creative Team has been at it again!  This week's reveal features products from Little Yellow Bicycle, Paper Adventures and Tim Holtz!

Cindy Collins Cindy (Kimandasmo) on LYB's Free Spirit Collection:

'Little Yellow Bicycle has become one of those companies that is a must have for me. There papers are superb in both quality, design and color. They have many embellishments from which to chose, not that I am able to pick and chose, I usually just go overboard and get them all. I am a huge fan of their journaling books, their verse stickers and their chipboard embellishments. This line, Free Spirit, is no different. 
I was in love from the moment I saw it.'

'More Than Words' by Cindy

Laura Fiore Laura Fiore on Paper Adventures' Boho Blooms Collection:

'The butterflies on these papers are so pretty and fun! When I saw the photos of my son and his friends at his last prom, the transformation from casual teenagers to beautiful prom goers reminded me of a butterfly. This layout is what happened when I put that to paper. The butterfly border is on the Boho Blooms Sticker sheet.'

Like Butterflies
'Like Butterflies' by Laura Fiore

Jules  Jules (JulesInParadise) on Tim Holtz new Vintage Shabby Paper Stack:

'I know I must sound fickle but I have still a newer love than the love I had last month.  This month I have fallen for Tim Holtz...yes! I know!  Who hasn't fallen for the darlin' boy of scrapping and altered arts?  but he has outdone himself this time with the Vintage Shabby Paper Stack.  This is such a big bang of product for your money that I may order another of the stacks and give it as a gift.  You get 36 papers total and three colors:  pink, blue and a beige that compliments both the pink and blue.'

My Baby And Me
'My Baby And Me' by Jules

View all of the complete articles on our Resources Page at - your source for inspiration and scrapbooking supplies!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Cherry On Top TV!

Heidi and the ACOT crew have been busy taping product previews for some of the newest scrapbooking items at

We know it can be hard to get a grasp on what an item is or what it truly looks like by viewing the images online.  We want to help make it easier for you!

Jenni Bowlin Studio's Play Date Collection

Introducing ACOT TV on  As you are browsing some of the new releases, you may notice the new 'MEDIA' tab which is located just beneath the product's enlarged image.  That's where you'll find not only related projects from our Gallery, but any videos we've done to spotlight that item or line!

You can also view the product features by visiting the VIDEOS link on our Resources page or by clicking on A Cherry On Top TV listed under the A Cherry On Top Links section in the Cherry Bits Blog!

We want to hear from you!  Is there a particular line or product you'd like an up-close-and-personal peek at?  Let us know!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: Lily Bee - Hello Sunshine

Scrapbooking with Angela (aka: bluejeans7)

Earlier this week, Pam reviewed Lily Bee's ' Lovely' collection.  Today, Angela reviews another new release - Hello Sunshine - from Lily Bee.  Here's what Angie had to say about using these products for the first time:

'I love how bright and colorful the Hello Sunshine line is.  Their pattern papers are double-sided and the patterns are so fun!  They also have a sheet of matching Die-Cut Frames, a huge 12x12 sheet of Rub-ons, and some awesome Chipboard Sticker embellishments!  This is one company you have to check out!'
You and Me
'You and Me' by Angela

A Cherry On Top is proud to offer a wide variety of products on our site.  We also love seeing fresh, new companies entering into the scrapbooking and paper crafting industry! 

Be sure to view Angela's complete Product Reveal at  Here's a quick peek at some of the great items from Lily Bee's Hello Sunshine Collection:

die cut frames rubons

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: The Girls' Paperie - On Holiday

Scrapbooking with Megan - aka: Megamay

Megan describes The Girls' Paperie 'On Holiday' collection as 'Bright and fun, while sophisticated and a little vintage'.

Bon Voyage Mini Album Bon Voyage Mini Album
'Bon Voyage' mini album by Megan

The 'On Holiday' line begs to be distressed or altered, mixed and matched!  Look at the amazing job Megan did on this layout:

Fly A Kite
'Fly A Kite' by Megan

Megan's complete Product Review is full of great project ideas!  Don't miss it! 

'On Holiday' scrapbooking Product Preview:
envelopes die cut days away

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: 'Lovely' by Lily Bee Designs

Scrapbooking with Pam

Here's what Pam says about the 'Lovely' Collection by Lily Bee:

'These papers are GORGEOUS in person. The colors are rich and the patterns are complimentary. I took FULL advantage of the ACOT feature of matching cardstock, as well. If you have never seen this, it is a LIFESAVER. There is a tab by most of the patterned paper and embellishments labeled "cardstock" and it lets you add coordinating cardstock to your cart. Every time I order, I say a hallelujah for the person that thought of that!'

She Is So Lovely
'She Is So Lovely' by Pam

Check out Pam's complete versatile and bright Product Reveal HERE.  Product Review:


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: 'Fly A Kite' by October Afternoon

Scrapbooking With Dianedi

Today's  Product Reveal features 'Fly A Kite'; a new collection from October Afternoon.

Sweet Summer Fun

In New England, the warmer weather is finally upon us! What better way to get into the spirit of spring and the anticipation of summer than by creating projects with the beautiful Fly A Kite Collection by October Afternoon! 

A Simply Perfect Day
'A Simply Perfect Day' card by Dianedi

You can view Diane's complete Product Reveal HERE and don't forget to check out October Afternoon's 'Fly A Kite' collection at ACOT.  Here's a preview:

paper pad shape stickers


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: Fancy Pants - 'Road Show'

Scrapbooking with Jess (ScrapGoo)

As usual Fancy Pants designed these papers on both sides and the distressing and texture is phenomenal.  One of the coolest features of FP papers is that they always include one sheet with strips/borders and one with journaling cards.  The coordinating transparency is flocked, too!  Not to mention the rub-ons that always go down like butter... they're at the top of my list for usability.  Top all that off with a sheet from the new Notebook Journal and we're talking serous "wow factor" here!!

Red Overalls
'Red Overalls' by Jess

The 'Road Show' collection features reds, pinks, blacks and turquoise with a shabby/distressed feel.  Jess designed this amazing Mini Album using a PageMag sketch:

Little Boy Mini Album 
'Little Boy' Mini Album by Jess

Jess' article is stuffed with great ideas.  Click HERE to view the entire review.  Don't forget to show us what you can do with the Road Show collection from Fancy Pants Designs!  

Glitter Cuts 
Pink Paislee 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: October Afternoon's 'Thrift Shop'

Scrapbooking with JulianaM

When I first saw 'Thrift Shop' after its recent release I fell in love!  It is perfectly primary with super classic designs!  I admit to struggling a bit with some of the vintage stickers and the sayings on them, but once I got myself thinking outside the box a little I was suprised at how many of them I was able to use.

Papa Read To Us
'Papa Read To Us' by JulianaM

Many of the stickers are perfect for cards that will make great "just thinking about you" cards.
You and Me

and Me
'You And Me' by JulianaM
 View Juliana's complete Product Reveal featuring 'Thrift Shop' from October Afternoon HERE.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Meet May's Guest Paper CT Member!

Ana White - Guest CT Member May 2010

Please welcome A Cherry On Top's May Guest Creative Team Member!  Ana White has been an avid scrapbooker for years.  She worked with Little Yellow Bicycle's 'Clothesline' collection for her product reveal:

 'A Spring Stroll' by Ana (aka: anazelia)

Ana says, 'To me scrapbooking is a way of creating a living history book.  I think that is why I enjoy it so much.  It gives me a creative outlet, but it also allows me to pass my history on to my children and perhaps, to their children.'

See what else Ana has to say about some of her favorite things in life and why she loves to scrapbook in her Little Yellow Bicycle - Clothesline product reveal.  
Welcome Ana!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Amazing May Challenges!

We want you to keep all of the NSD creative momentum flowing!  Here is a peek at some of the incredible challenges our Creative Team members have designed for you!

Digi CT Reveal Challenge - By Janello (Janell)
Paper or Digital Scrapbooking

This challenged is based on a Digi CT Reveal from the previous month. Open to all scrappers!  Let the Digi CT's reveal "Round n Round" inspire you. Create a layout with rounded corners.

Example layout by Smiley-Scrap8

Journaling Challenge - By jjenni08 (Jenn)
Paper or Digital Scrapbooking

Memories - This is the monthly journaling challenge. I would like for you to journal about a childhood memory. It can something you actually remember or something you have been told about your childhood that you are fond of.

Photography Challenge - By nun69 (Angie)

Get out and enjoy the outside...go and smell the flowers and enjoy the sunshine!!! 

 There are many more challenges to choose from this month!
  • - only one LO per challenge will enter you into the points drawing
  • - LOs cannot be entered into more than one challenge category
  • - *please* only enter LOs that meet the specific challenge instructions 
Click HERE to view the complete list of challenges and for submission details!  

Monday, May 3, 2010

NSD Weekend Wrap Up!

Yayyy!  Our 4th Annual National Scrapbook Day Celebration is in the books!  What a success!  Thousands of posts, hundreds of prizes and a ton of fun!

We know you probably had to step away from your computer once (ok maybe twice) during the weekend.  If you want to see what you may have missed or if you just want to relive the fun all over again, check out our NSD 2010 Crop Forum.

Crop coordinator Kristianne also put together a short list of Crop Reminders to keep you informed about those challenges you're finishing up and our contests!  There's still time to get involved and possibly win some fantastic prizes!

Again, THANK YOU to all of our sponsors as well as our Creative Team and Crop Hostesses!  You kept the party jumping for 52 fabulously fantastic hours of creativity!

We'd love to see the projects you were inspired to create this past weekend.  Stop by our Gallery to submit your creations and to see what others have been up to!

See you for our next online crop event in August 2010!