Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This Week's Paper CT Scrapbooking Product Review

It's Wednesday and that means our Creative Team gives you the dish on some of the newest paper scrapbooking products out there!  This week's product review features items from Fancy Pants Designs and Creative Imaginations!

Mothers Day
Mother's Day by SarahA

SarahA on Fancy Pants Designs' 'Wishful Thinking' Collection:

'Wishful Thinking is such a pretty line- blues, pinks, greens, browns and creams in several great patterns had me scrapping as soon as I got this in my hands! Of course, they also have a strips and a card sheet which make journaling and layering super easy. If you're looking to scrap some girly, spring or summer photos, you need to put this line in your basket!'

Rock Star
He's My Rock Star by Dianedi

Dianedi on Fancy Pants Designs' 'Like Father Like Son' Collection:

'Looking for the perfect paper line to scrap all about the men in your life? Look no further than Fancy Pants newest collection - Like Father Like Son! With shades of blue, green, orange, and gray, Fancy Pants offers you a fabulously masculine paper line with perfect sticker embellishments.' 

Us Time
'Us Time Is Sweet Time' by JanetM

JanetM on Creative Imaginations' 'Loolah' Collection:

'Using the Creative Imaginations Loolah line this month was the most fun I've had using a paper line in a long time. Everything just came together so nicely, and I love the colors and the patterns. The embellishments added a perfect touch.'   

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Help Us Welcome ACOT's Newest Addition!

Noah Jonathan Henry 

Don't you just love babies?!?!?!  

Kristin's newest grandson was born June 14, 2010 to Brandon and Veronica!  Brandon is our resident Tech Guru.  He helps everything run smoothly while developing new features on

Noah Jonathan Henry is a wonderful addition to our ever growing ACOT family!  We're so excited he's here!

Welcome Noah and CONGRATS Brandon and Veronica! 

Monday, June 21, 2010

New 'For You' Jewel Collection At A Cherry On Top

For You
Now at A Cherry On Top -- Hand-Crafted Beaded Jewelry

Each bracelet, earring, necklace, bag and belt in our For You Collection is uniquely hand crafted by expert artisans on the beautiful and culturally rich island of Bali.  

Out of the billions of humans on this earth, there are millions without basic necessities like food, water or clothes for their children...and no hope of that ever changing.  With recent environmental catastrophies, it's more obvious than ever how truly universally connected we are. One act can change the world.  

Together, we can make a positive change in the lives of many women and children - families just like ours. Let's do it together.

ACOT will donate $1.00 to for every piece of For You jewelry sold. This organization helps thousands of women in developing countries secure employment and establish their own income-generating businesses.

Friday, June 18, 2010

ACOT CT Toot! Megan Catches (My Mind's) Eye!

Megan Aaron
Megan (aka: megamay)

We are constantly amazed at our talented Creative Team and are as proud as punch when others recognize their inspiring abilities!  Earlier this week, My Mind's Eye spotlighted Megan's 'The Best Thing' layout in the A Cherry On Top Gallery and in her 'So Sophie - Savvy' Product Review.  You can view the spotlight on MME's 'Caught Our Eye' Blog.

the best thing 

Here's what Megan had to say about working with the MME So Sophie - Savvy products:

'Lately I have been drawn to lots of pinks, purples and girly products, but when I saw the So Sophie Savvy line from My Mind's Eye, I decided that it was definitely time to break out of my rut. I love the serene blues and greens, and the reds and oranges give an unexpected zip to everything!'

Megan has a lot of great layout and paper crafting ideas in her article.  Be sure to view the entire review at A Cherry On Top.

Fantastic job, Megan!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: LYB's Snugglebug Boy Collection

Angela Prieto
Scrapbooking with Angela (aka: bluejeans7)

Angela reviews Little Yellow Bicycle's 'Snugglebug Boy' collection.  Yes, it's cute and colorful and definitely meant for that Snugglebug in your life!  The line's color palette includes soft greens, deep blues, reds and oranges and has every coordinating embellishment necessary to complete your scrapbooking or paper crafting project.

Boy Goodnight Orange
'Boy Goodnight Orange Stripe' by Little Yellow Bicycle

Here's what Angela had to say about working with the Snugglebug Boy line:

'When I think of the company Little Yellow Bicycle I think of embellishments galore!  Little Yellow Bicycle always seem to have so many different kinds of embellishments to pick from with each line.  The Snugglebug Boy line is no different.  After I decided to go with the Snugglebug Boy line the hardest part for me was narrowing down my embellishment picks.' 
her baby brother
'Her Baby Brother' by Angela
Angela offers tons of great layout ideas using the Snugglebug Boy Collection from LYB.  Be sure to check it out at
Product Preview: 
snugglebug boy fabric favorites boy stroll boy words luster

Monday, June 14, 2010

Scrapbooking Product Review: Core'dinations Impressions Cardstock

Scrapbooking with Pam (aka: 4peasinourpod)

Pam reviews Core'dinations Impressions Cardstock.  This cardstock offers the only sandable, ColorCore cardstock available!  It also coordinated perfectly with Jenni Bowlin products!

Scarlet Core 
Scarlet Wallpaper Core Essentials 

Pam says, 'I absolutely fell in LOVE with the green cardstock embossed with the alphabet.   I had pictures from my recent trip to Anna Maria Island (the best breakfast of my entire LIFE).  I sanded the cardstock to reveal the letters e n j o y.  I then used a mix of old and new Jenni Bowlin embellishments to finish the layout.  I wanted the layout colorful and happy, just like I was that day on the beach!'

'Enjoy' by Pam

Be sure to check out Pam's complete product review at  

Here's a quick product preview:

cardinal buttercupasparagus alpha


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Celebrating Fathers!

You might see an increase in the amount of ads for barbecue grills, ties and khaki shorts around this time of year, but in general, Father's Day is not the globally celebrated and proclaimed holiday Mother's Day seems to be.

The Scrapbooking industry has a majority female following.  We are the photographers; the 'Journalers'; the nurturers; the history keepers.  We seem to be a little more emotionally charged.  Maybe that's why Mother's Day gets so much attention.  Women probably just care about it more.

What I Love About You
'What I Love About You' by Dianedi

However, lets not forget the importance of the Father!  After all, it takes two to tango and we wouldn't be here without them!  Don't forget the 'dad' in your life this Father's Day!  Celebrate with tickets to the game, socks with horrific patterns and lots and lots of meat thrown over fire! 

Most importantly, let them know how much we need them!  Happy Father's Day - Dads!

Fathers Day 8x8 AlbumDad 3D StickerFathers Day Say It

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jump Into Our June Challenges!

The sun is out.  The heat is up.  The kids are home!  Why not grab some fantastic project ideas from one of our June Challenges to help ward off that dreaded  'I'm bored' mantra soon to be heard from kids around the country this summer!

Card Challenge - By bluejeans7 (Angela)
Paper or Digital Scrapbooking

One of my favorite techniques is distressing. I totally love the look and I think it's a great technique to use when you are creating masculine cards. So this month you need to use distressing on a Father's Day card. Sanding, inking, tearing, etc......

'Happy Fathers Day Card by Angela

Countdown Challenge - By sarahwhithers (Jennifer)
Paper or Digital Scrapbooking

For this challenge you will create a layout using a countdown method of items. I will list five different kinds of things (eg. elements, papers, photos) for you to use in your layout. Every month there will be five new items for you to use. This month I thought of summer and being outside by the pool!

5 - star elements
4 - lines of journaling
3 - wavy elements (can be a flourish, wavy strings or ribbons, anything as long as it's wavy!)
2 - pictures
1 - water themed item (can be an element, paper, picture, anything as long as it related to water)

You are welcome to use more than these items (eg. 5 lines fo journaling instead of 4 is fine) just as long as you meet the required list and numbers asked for each. A page example is seen below.

Trends & Techniques Challenge - By Megamay (Meg)
Paper Scrapbooking

Here is an example:

I dont know about you, but I have been seeing handmade flowers EVERYWHERE lately. So that is your challenge this month: to make a project with at least one handmade flower. Check out the Flowers On Friday threads on the message board if you need inspiration!

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!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Meet June's Guest Paper CT Member!

Gine Silveira - Guest Creative Team Member
June 2010

Please welcome A Cherry On Top's June Guest Creative Team Member!  Gine has been scrapbooking since 1997.  She worked with Pink Paislee's Queen Bee collection for her product reveal:

'Harvesting' by Gine

Random Q & A:  

Name 2 of your favorite colors. Aqua and Orange

Favorite thing to do with your family?  Vacationing in Norway or just spending time together over dinner talking about our days. With all three kids in different schools and with totally different intrests our days get very hectic. So I love when we can all just sit down together around the kitchen table

Favorite thing (non-scrap related) to do without your family?   Spending time with my girlfriends. We are a group of 7 Norwegian girls all living here in the same area and we try to meet for dinner or just at eachothers houses for a cup of coffee a couple of times each month

What's your favorite scrapping tool to use when scrapbooking?   My Tim Hotz distressing inks...all 36 of them

Get to know more about Gine and view the rest of her reveal HERE!  

Great job, Gine,  and we hope you enjoy your month here at ACOT!

Pink Paislee's 'Queen Bee' Preview:

bee hive die cutclear stamps  flip notes