A Cherry on Top July Blog Hop

Hey friends! Welcome to the July blog hop for A Cherry on Top! We are so excited to be sharing projects using the new Tim Holtz Distress color Speckled Egg.

You should have arrived from Natalie’s blog but if you need to start the hop from the beginning CLICK HERE or check out the full blog hop line up down below. Please leave comments on each blog along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the ACOT shop!

Sara- https://rediscoveryourstash.com/sarascraps/2020/6/29/july-2020-blog-hop-with-a-cherry-on-top
For my project today I am mixing the Tim Holtz Speckled Egg with some Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander collection I picked up in the A Cherry on Top store! I think this color is a great match with this collection and I wanted to add some splash of color to my background. I started out with a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I backed it with papers from the Vicki Boutin 6×8 paper pad.
I love all the colors and patterns in this collection and they look so great behind this cut file. For my background I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pad and the Tim Holtz Distress Spray. I added some ink to an acrylic block and added water using my spray bottle. I picked up the color using some clear packaging and added it to my white American Crafts textured cardstock. Once it was dry I went in with some of the Speckled Egg Distress Spray to add some splatters. Once everything was completely dry I added foam adhesive to the back of my file and adhered down to my background. I love how the color looks peeking out around the cut file.
This collection was perfect to document our little cruise to get some ice cream in our new car. Not all adventures have to be big! You can always turn something into an adventure!
This color is a great new addition to the line up! It is going to be fun to use it on fall and winter projects as well and I can’t wait! You can see the full line up of Speckled Egg HERE at A Cherry on Top crafts! Make sure to pick up your favorites today! Here is a look at my completed layout!
Your next stop on the hop is Laura! Thanks so much for hopping with us today and remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the A Cherry On Top store.
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Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway

I am so happy you are here for the Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew Celebrate Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway! You should have arrived from Ivana’s Blog but if not you can start the hop from the beginning HERE! I will have the full line up at the end of the hop for you as well! Here are some details on the awesome giveaways before we get into my project.


-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog.

-Each designer will be giving away a $15 gift card on their blogs! Winners will be picked from the comments and you will have until July 2nd to leave comments along the way. Winners will be posted on July 8th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check the giveaway page to claim prizes within 2 weeks. 

Now lets get into my layout using this gorgeous new collection! I love all the beautiful florals in this collection and knew I had to fussy cut the florals in the This Story paper. I used the Always 12×12 paper as my background. It already has a painted mixed media look to it so it was perfect!

I am documenting the photo I took on Father’s Day! We had such a great day celebrating Mike and he was so excited Drake came home to spend some time with us. I popped up my photo using some foam adhesive and added the fussy cut flowers around it. I added a lot of foam adhesive to the flowers to give them some dimension.

I did pull a couple stickers from the Noteworthy collection like the puffy memories sticker I used for my title! The colors were just to perfect not to use it! I added in a few ephemera pieces from the new collection as well and created a small cluster to the bottom right of the page. To finish off my layout I added in a few Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story enamel dots and my journaling using the We R Memory Keepers typewriter. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the hop so far and are feeling inspired! Your next stop on the hop is Virginia’s Blog! Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance at winning one of the giveaways!

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A Cherry on Top June Blog Hop

Hey friends! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I am so excited for this months A Cherry On Top blog hop featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Flutters & Blooms release! You should have arrived from Nathalie’s Blog but if you were just stopping by you can start the blog hop HERE! We are giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top shop! Leave comments along the way to be entered to win. You must comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win the $10.00 gift certificate.


Laura Alberts

Sara Scraps

Natalie Dill

Erica Thompson

The Cherry Blog


For my project today I am using the Happy Butterflies stamps and die set along with the Flutters & Bloom paper pad. I also have the Catherine Pooler Mission sequins mix that is the perfect mix of sparkle! I pulled out the Sangria ink pad from Catherine Pooler Designs to add some color splashes to my background. To do this I just add some ink to an acrylic block, add some water and use a paint brush to pick up color and splatter around the page.



I found this pretty cut file from Rulana S Cut Files and cut it out on some white American Crafts textured cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. You can grab this cut file HERE! I backed the cut file with papers from the Flutters & Blooms paper pad. For the leaves I wanted a plain green so I did the direct to paper technique with my Spruce ink pad to create the perfect colored cardstock to match. All you have to do is take your ink pad and swipe it gently across some Catherine Pooler smooth white cardstock.


I stamped out a few butterflies from the Happy Butterflies stamp set in Sangria ink and cut them out using the coordinating die cuts. I created a few little clusters around the page using flowers and butterflies that I fussy cut from the Flutters & Blooms paper pad. To finish off my layout I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typewriter and added some strips of Flutters & Blooms pattern paper to the top and bottom of the page. Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure you head on over to the last stop of the hop HERE! Leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the ACOT shop! Have a great day!



Happy Birthday | Doodlebug Design Party Time

Hey friends! I shared this layout on the Doodlebug Design Blog this week and wanted to share it here on my blog as well!

I used the new Party Time collection and some of the new stand alone stamps and dies! I started out by die cutting some tags using the doodle cuts large tags and the Party Time  6×6 paper pad. I love that this set comes with the hole reinforcers! I used a piece of white cardstock as my background and trimmed it down to about 11.25×11.25. I distressed the edges a bit with my scissors and then used some Catherine Pooler Designs ink in the color It’s A Boy to add some color to the background. This was the perfect color to go along with the blue in this collection.

I pulled out a few of the new doodle stamps to add a few little images around the background. I used occasions-everyday, all occasion and happy birthday! I stamped the images out in the same It’s A Boy ink color and love the look!

I arranged the tags on my layout and popped them all up on some foam adhesive. To add some texture to the layout I added some doodle twine to some of the tags.

I backed my photos with some papers from the 6×6 Party Time paper pad and used chit chat pieces and stickers to embellish around the page. I matted the layout on the Party Time 12×12 pattern paper. Head on over to the Doodlebug Design Blog to see the finished layout HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!


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The Big Spring Clean | Tonic Studios

Hey friends! Today I have a big sale to share with you over at Tonic Studios! This sale starts today and will go until the 1st of June! You will find awesome bundles at huge discounts! Different bundles added each day! Act fast because once they are gone they are gone! My favorite for today is the Tonic Studios Nuvo Adhesive Bundle! This set is only $12.77 friends! I love the Nuvo glue pens for all different types of crafting projects like backing cut files!

Another great bundle is the 12×12 Mega Pack! This cardstock has a subtle weave texture and is 80lb cardstock.

The last two bundles are the Mystery Die Bundle and the Nuvo Gilding Flakes Bundle! You can check them both out HERE!

Make sure to check back tomorrow for even more great Tonic Studios bundles! Have a great day!


Happy Birthday | Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake

Hey friends! I am back with a new layout for Doodlebug Design using the Hey Cupcake collection! I really wanted to show off some of the 12×12 pattern paper in this layout so I decided to create some sun ray strips! This is a great way to use a lot of pattern paper and use up some scraps.

I started out by picking the papers I wanted to use. I trimmed each piece down to 3×12 rectangles. Once all my pieces were cut out I cut them into triangles using my Fiskars paper trimmer. I distressed the edges of each triangle using the edge of my scissors to add some texture.

I used a ruler to mark the center of my American Crafts white cardstock background and began to adhere my strips of pattern paper down. The strips will hang over the edge of the background cardstock so you will just need to trim them down with some scissors once everything is down. Once everything was stuck down I got to work on my photo. I used a photo from my daughters birthday party a few years ago. I cut it out using the Doodlebug Design Nesting Scallops die. I also cut out a piece of pattern paper from the Hey Cupcake 6×6 paper pad using the same die. I positioned my framed photo towards the bottom of the page where the strips ends meet. 

I really wanted the rays of pattern paper to appear as if they were coming out form the top of the photo. I popped the photo up on some foam adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and started to add some odds & ends around my photo. I used the super cute acetate balloons included in the Hey Cupcake odds & ends pack around the top of my photo. I like that you can still see the pattern paper through the balloons.

For my title I used one of the Hey Cupcake chit chat pieces and placed it at the bottom of my photo with some foam squares. I pulled out the super cute sprinkles from the collection to add around the bottom of the page as well. I love how it turned it out. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you found some inspiration here today. Have a wonderful day.


Happy | Fancy Pants Designs Cake Smash

Hey friends! I am back with another layout using the Cake Smash collection from Fancy Pants Designs. This layout was part of the Scrapping Boys 2.0 YouTube series with Christine Meyer! She hosted this awesome series and I was so thankful that she asked me to join in on one of the days. You can check out Christine’s channel HERE.

I am scrapping some photos from Eli James 2nd Birthday party. We had a crab themed birthday party for him and it was a lot of fun. The colors of the Cake Smash collection go great with the photos I am using.

I am also using a cut file from Cut to You and you can grab it in their shop HERE. I thought this file was fun and added the right amount of interest to my background. I backed it with pattern papers from the Cake Smash 6×8 paper pad. I popped the cut file up on some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I embellished around the photos using the Cake Smash ephemera and sticker sheet. This layout came together so easy using the cut file and products from Fancy Pants Designs. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can see my process video HERE on my YouTube or down below. Have a wonderful day!


Elle’s Studio May Release

Hey friends! I am so excited to announce that I am one of the contributors to From Sketch to Finish Vol. 5 from Elle’s Studio. From Sketch to Finish Volume Five is designed to help you document your summer memories with sketches, inspiration and tips from 10 different contributors! While supplies last, the class will be available along with the 6 x 8 inch exclusive class stamp as a specially priced bundle, but the class will also be available on its own without product.

The May 2020 kit and add-ons are also new in the Elle’s Studio Shop! I had a chance to create with them and they are fabulous! You are going to want them all. Today you can also fine the earlier volumes of From Sketch to Finish  on sale for a limited time! You can check out the earlier volumes HERE.

Ice Cream | Fancy Pants Designs

Hey friends! Erica here with you today to share my first project with you as a Design Team member for Fancy Pants Designs.  I hope you find inspiration in what I share with you. For my first project I am using the A Cherry on Top collection from Fancy Pants Designs and a cut file from my good friend Lacey Ann Designs. You can grab this free cut file HERE on Lacey’s blog! I thought this cut file would be perfect with this collection and my photo.

I cut the file out on some white textured cardstock. I used the A Cherry on Top 6×8 paper pad to back the cut file. Once my cut file was backed I added foam squares all over the back of the cut file to add some dimension to my layout. I also like to make sure the cut file is popped up so I can tuck things in around the file.

I took this photo recently of my new favorite sundae from the ice cream shop that just opened up in town! Turtle Cheesecake Sundae! It is seriously so yummy. I matted the photo on the pretty pink floral paper from the Cherry on Top collection and tucked it in to the right side of the cut file. I added a strip of pattern paper from the collection pack to the top and bottom of my layout to help frame the page. I used some floral die cuts to embellish around my page and that super cute cherry from the A Cherry on Top chipboard.

To finish off my layout I added some of the A Cherry on Top Puffy Dots around the page and added a little bit of journaling. I typed it out on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter and cut it out into strips using my paper trimmer. Here is a look at my completed layout using the A Cherry on Top collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to stop by the Foundations Decor /Fancy Pants Designs shop! You can get 10% off by using the code ERICATHOMPSON at checkout! You can also find this collection at Scrapbook.com HERE and at A Cherry on Top HERE. I hope you are inspired to document your favorite sweet treat using the beautiful A Cherry on Top collection. Have a wonderful day.


6×6 Mixer Blog Hop | A Cherry on Top

Hey Friends! Welcome to my blog! I am so excited you are here to start our iNSD celebration with A Cherry on Top with a 6×6 Mixer Blog Hop! The blog hop will run until Monday and we have some wonderful prizes for you! Please comment along the way. We will randomly select one comment from which blog to win a prize! Here is the full line up!






I will be giving away a Simple Stories Prize Pack with includes the Sunshine and Blue Skies collectors essential kit with tote!!

We are all creating with 6×6 or 6×8 paper pads today! I love using the smaller paper pads I always reach for them and pick the smaller pads over 12×12 papers! I love using cut files and the smaller paper size works best for me. I love that the images are scaled down and can be seen when backing cut files! Today I am using the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray that you can pick up at A Cherry on Top! I know I can’t be the only one still documenting my Easter photos from this year!

I used a cut file from Cut to You and cut it out on some white American Crafts Textured Cardstock. I backed it with different papers from the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray collection. I love the colors and images in this collection.

For my background I also used a piece of white textured cardstock from American Crafts. I wanted to add some color using my Catherine Pooler Inks so I pulled out colors that I thought matched best! Eucalyptus, Skylight, Shea Butter, Party Dress and Rose Petals. I used the packaging technique to add color and also added some splatters!

I love the way the color looks behind the cutfile! The Catherine Pooler inks are fabulous for this technique but also stamp out amazing! You can find all the ink colors and more at A Cherry on Top!

I used the Hip Hop Hooray die cuts, brads and journal bits to embellish my layout. This all came together pretty quickly once my cutfile was backed. I love how it turned out! Here is a look at my completed layout!

Your next stop is Natalie! I hope you enjoy the hop today! Remember to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win a fabulous prize! Join us in the Cherry Crafters Facebook group this weekend for fun challenges and prizes and also on The Cherry on Top Forum! Check out my process video down below or head on over to my YouTube channel HERE. Have a great day!

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