Thursday, January 30, 2014

Congrats To This Week's Sketch Challenge Winner!

What an amazing response for this week's scrapbooking Sketch Challenge! Everyone did such an amazing job showing us how this Becky Fleck Sketch inspired them:

 becky fleck sketch challenge a cherry on top

Luckily, the winners are randomly selected!  Congratulations to SweetSpotKay! She was our 1000 BONUS POINTS Winner!  100 Bonus Points to all other participants just for playing along.

We love seeing both digital and traditional paper crafting layouts in our challenges!  If you didn't have a chance to participate, be sure to save this sketch to refer to later.  

We'll have another sketch next week!  Stay tuned!

View more of the great submissions HERE!  Be sure to check out our other Contests & Challenges!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

New Echo Park and Elle's Studio Videos On ACOT CraftTV

Believe it or not - Spring is actually on it's way!  We hope these product peeks help get you into the spirit!

Elle's Studio is quickly becoming one of our hottest companies!  This new line celebrates the little things in bright, cherry colors!  Check out her Everyday Moments collection.

We love all things Echo Park!  Their new St. Patrick's Day and Hippity Hoppity lines will have you thinking Spring - 

Don't miss a thing - be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see product demos and giveaways!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge!

We want to keep you inspired!  If you don't have time to complete our sketch challenges within the allotted time, be sure you're saving them to reference later!

Sketch Challenge #59

becky fleck sketch challenge

You have until next Tuesday to show us your project inspired by the sketch above.  Your project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or anything you can imagine!  We'd love to see it.  Post it to our Sketch Challenge #59 Gallery.  One random entry will be selected to win 1000 Bonus Points! Points are good for discounts on orders! Bonus points also awarded to everyone who submits a project!

Click here for more information.

Thanks for reading!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Congrats To Our Sketch #58 Winner!

sketch challenge a cherry on top

Congrats to writerlady! You were randomly selected as our scrapbooking sketch winner!

Writerlady received 1000 ACOT Bonus Points!

100 BONUS POINTS to all other entrants just for playing!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

CHA Winter 2014 Re-Cap

Craft and Hobby Conference/Tradeshow 2014: Anaheim, CA

CHA Winter 2014 is officially in the books!  New product purchased, meetings with Manufacturers keps and MILES walked!  What a blast.  Warning - this post is image heavy so be patient if you're browsing on your smartphone!

Graphic 45 Booth CHA Winter 2014

The energy at the show was full of expectation and creativity!  We love that feeling.  Maybe it was because this is the time so many companies begin to focus on Spring and Summer themes.  It's a nice break from the cold Winter!

Pebbles, Inc: Garden Party & Special Delivery; Carta Bella: Baby Mine; Echo Park: Summer Lovin' 

As always, one of my favorite reasons to attend the show is to meet designers face to face.  Email and phone calls just cannot replace real connections!

heidi sonbul heidi wiggins holm a cherry on top
Heidi Sonbul and I at her Chickaniddy booth

Samantha Wheatley: Authentique Paper (l) and Maggie Holmes: American Crafts (r)

The paper crafting product releases did not disappoint!  We're excited to see all of the items.  Some goodies are already beginning to arrive in the A Cherry On Top shop!

 (l-r) My Mind's Eye, Prima Flowers, My Mind's Eye

Teresa Collins Designs

 Teresa Collins Designs booth (l) Chickaniddy booth (r)

I'm thrilled to be able to do what I do.  It's great to touch the new product and renew old and create new friends!  I even got to meet a few ACOT customers!  How great is that?

Remember to visit our CHA 2014 Sneak Peeks page often!  Deb and Clint are constantly adding new items.  We're also always adding to our Pre-Order section - be the first in line to get the new paper crafting and scrapbooking items as they arrive in the warehouse!

Thanks for reading - Look for new product videos soon on our A Cherry On Top Crafts Youtube Channel!

Monday, January 6, 2014

It's A Great Day For A New Sketch Challenge!

Talk about C.O.L.D. and Snowy!

It's frigid here in Michigan!  We'll be digging out of this wonderful blizzard for a while I'm sure.  And from the weather news, it sounds as if much of the US will be joining us.  

Here's a fun pic we took from the front door of our warehouse today!

OK - I added the glittery snow for affect - but it's GLITTERY!  Who doesn't love that?

Stuck inside - hiding from the freezing temps?  Why not jump on this week's Becky Fleck Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge at A Cherry On Top?

NOW 1000 Bonus Points Awarded to WINNER!

becky fleck sketch challenge

You have until next Monday - January 13th to submit your finished project to our Sketch Challenge #58 Gallery.  We'll be selecting one random winner to receive the 1000 ACOT Bonus Points - BUT everyone gets points just for playing along!

Click here for more information.  Can't wait to see your layouts!  Happy Crafting!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Welcome Lisa - A Cherry On Top's January Guest Designer!

lisa guest designerScreen name: ScrappyDistractions
First Name:  Lisa

Favorite Color:  Blue

Bio Bits:  I started scrapping in 2003 when I was between jobs and decided to create a memories album for my grandfather’s 85th birthday.  Back then, scrapping was only an occasional activity but then my interest really took off about two years ago and has grown exponentially since (with no shortage of help from ACOT).  I’m always amazed to look back at some of my first pages to see how vastly different my style is (not to mention the quantity and variety of tools, techniques, and elements I now use).  

Look for Lisa's inspirational work in her gallery and be sure to visit our Message Board this month for special Challenges!

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