Monday, April 30, 2012

Join A Cherry On Top For NSD!


National Scrapbook Day is Saturday, May 5th - 10am til 6pm!

We think it's more like International Scrapbook Day - we like celebrating our favorite past time with everyone around the globe!

Make plans to join us for an amazing day of fun, giveaways, chats, inspiration - oh and did we mention GIVEAWAYS??? is giving away $5000 in prizes and 100,000 ACOT Bonus Points!  We are going to have a fantastic time hanging out and talking about all things scrapbooking and papercrafting! 

The best part?  You don't even have to get dressed or do your hair!  Grab your favorite refreshments and get ready to delve into your paper stash.  Prizes awarded for chatting, participating in fast scraps or just for saying 'Hey'! 

Check out the schedule of events and other crop details by clicking HERE


Online Crop FAQ's

What is an Online Crop? 
An online crop is a huge event hosted by our Creative Team members incorporating scrapbooking, classes, games, challenges, classes, PRIZES, chatting with other members and all around FUN!  For more informaion read this article.

Where is ACOT's Online Crop?
It's right here in a special NSD Crop Forum on our Message Board created just for this event. All activities, schedules, classes and events will be taking place in this Forum.

How do I sign up for ACOT's Crop?
That's easy! Simply post to this Message Board thread stating that you'll be participating in our crop.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Authentique, Doodlebug, Fancy Pants Designs, WeR Memory Keepers, Bella Blvd, Best Creations, Graphic45, Jillibean Soup, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Petaloo 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #5 Winner!

Week 5 - Sketch Challenge Winner:

becky fleck sketch 5 challenge winner

Submitted by butterfly843 - You've just been awarded 500 ACOT Bonus Points!


Butterfly843 used this sketch from Becky Fleck as inspiration:

Sketch Challenge - Week 5:
Sketch Challenge 5 With Becky Fleck

Thanks for all of the great entries!  Be sure to check out our other Contests & Challenges!

See What's New
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Altered Chalkboard Easel How-To

Ashley takes Jenni Bowlin's Chalkboard Easel and transforms it into a fabulous picture display that will brighten up any space!

Watch Video:

Suggested Products list:

jenni bowlin chalkboardecho park graceful borders
mini bags canvas corp

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #6

Last week Sadie_Mae received 500 Bonus Points from A Cherry On Top just for posting her layout to our Sketch Challenge!  Points are redeemable for big discounts off your order.  Will you be this week's random winner?

We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch:

You have until Tuesday, May 1st to post your finished layout to our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #6 Gallery!  Inspiration AND free points???  What could be better?

See for complete details.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Announcing Do It With Ribbon Winner!

We love sponsoring contests and challenges at  It gives us a chance to see all of the great talent out there in cyber land!  

Our Do It With Ribbon contest didn't disappoint and it's time to announce our winner!

Congrats to Bojean for the Criss-Cross Birthday Card submission:


The handmade roses, ribbon detail and soft color balance make this birthday card a one of a kind gift anyone would be happy to receive!  Bojean will be awarded a $100 A Cherry On Top Gift Certificate!  Happy shopping, Bojean!

Looking for your chance to win?  Check out our Do It With Glitter or our Do It With Flowers contests!

New Products At A Cherry On Top
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #5

We're having a ton of fun with the weekly sketch challenges!  The layouts have been great and we LOVE giving away A Cherry On Top Bonus Points!  

Here is this week's inspirational sketch from Becky Fleck of Pagemaps:

layout sketch

You have until Tuesday, April 24th to submit your layout to the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #5 Gallery.  A random winner will receive 500 Bonus Points and instant notoriety! Woohoo!

See for complete details!  We can't wait to see what you do with this sketch!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easy Table Setting How-To For Your Next Party!

Laura shares this quick and easy way to make your table POP in this step-by-step tutorial!  

Make one setting for the Queen (of King) of the day or make 6 or 8 for a special dinner.  This project idea can be modified to fit absolutely any occasion!

Set includes: card, placemat, napkin ring and place card

Laura used Teresa Collins' Spring Fling products, but of course you can use your favorite patterned paper collection and matching Bazzill cardstock.

Napkin holder w/ die-cut detail
Using Scor-Tape makes adhering the napkin holder a breeze.  You can also use the same idea to personalize things like water bottles or glass candle holders. Home decorating doesn't have to be expensive or permanent for that matter!

personalized place cards 
Place cards make dinner time fun and they let your guests know they were thought about long before they arrived. What a nice way to warm up the atmosphere!

For Laura's complete 'how-to', click HERE.  Laura even included one of her favorite brunch recipes!  

We love hearing from you - let us know what you think about this project idea and how you think you could use it!
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Becky Fleck Sketch #4 Winner!

Week 4 - Sketch Challenge Winner:

becky fleck sketch 4 challenge winner

Submitted by sadie_mae - You've just been awarded 500 ACOT Bonus Points!


Sadie_Mae used this sketch from Becky Fleck as inspiration:

Sketch Challenge - Week 4:

Sketch Challenge 4 With Becky Fleck

Thanks for all of the great entries!  Be sure to check out our other Contests & Challenges!

See What's New
Queen & CoNote To Self<br>Echo ParkSummer Soul<br>Fancy PantsScrapbook TrendsCraft TinsSasparilla<br>October Afternoon

Friday, April 6, 2012

Congratulations To This Week's Pink Paislee Facebook Winner!


Debbie O.
Eagle Mountain, UT


You've just won lots of Pink Paislee goodies!  Check your inbox for a special email from -

Thanks for liking our facebook fan page!

Don't miss your chance to win! 'Like' us on facebook today!

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See below for list of previous winners

Winner List:

Week 1:  Doris S. of Voorheesville, NY

Week 2:  Tammy T. of Columbia, NJ

Week 3:  Leslie M. of Indianapolis, IN

Week 4:  Sarah C. of Mountain Home, ID

Week 5:  Melissa M. of Newburgh, NY

Week 6:  Lesley G. of Ypsilanti, MI

Week 7:  Lisa M. of Buford, GA

Week 8:  Leah E. of Arkansas City, KS

Week 9:  Lisa L. of Unionville, CT

Week 10: Dina S. of Gilroy, CA

Week 11: Sue B. of Ft. Wayne, IN

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Welcome Kelly - April Guest Designer!

kelly shults a cherry on topWe're excited to welcome Kelly Shults as April's Guest Designer!  Kelly has been a member of the community for many years!  We love her style and we think you will too!

Kelly worked with some great products from Sassafras Lass, Jenni Bowlin and My Little Shoebox.  Keep reading to learn a little bit about her and to view some of her fantastic layout ideas!

A Bit About Kelly:  I have been a traditional scrapbooker since 1998. I began Digital Scrapbooking with Photoshop early in 2004. Yes, I am bi-scraptual. :) I have called ACOT my scrapping home and have been a Digital Designer here since January 2006. I love this creative community and have gained so much inspiration here!

You Make Me Smile
You Make Me Smile - Kelly Shults

Kelly's Favorite Color: If I had to narrow it down to just one, I would say aqua-blue.  I have been using that alot lately when I scrap. 

A Lovely Day
A Lovely Day - Kelly Shults

To read more about Kelly, click here.  Also, be sure to join her all month long on our Contests & Challenges Message Board for inspirational challenges to get your creativity flowing!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Sketch Challenge With Becky Fleck

Everyone loves a little inspiration.  Here is this week's Sketch Challenge from Becky Fleck of PageMaps:

Week 4 - Sketch Challenge
becky fleck sketch challenge

We're awarding 500 A Cherry On Top Bonus Points to one random entry!  Get your submission into the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #4 gallery by April 10, 2012.

See complete details here.  Happy posting!