Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hybrid Saturday's Bringing You Closer To Digital Scrapbooking

Welcome to The Cherry's, Hybrid Saturday.

I've got a really fun scrapbooking challenge for you, today.  As you may know, I dabble both with traditional scrapbooking as well as digital scrapbooking.  Recently, I designed these digital templates for in my shop, Kreative Design Studio.  I thought it would be fun to turn the rainbow of hearts into a traditional scrap.

I've provided a free template for you so we can scrap this layout together, traditionally!  I've provided a template with the basic shapes you see on the template as well as how many times you need them.  Keep reading to see how it all comes together, grab the free template, check out some other items in our shop, get an eye full of inspiration and get scrapping!

 Heartful templates from The  Cherry On Top

Here's a few layouts the ladies on my team have made, using the template.  You can see how this can totally be lifted for your traditional scrap.  Besides, I got the idea from a traditional scrap!  Hehehe...

 Heartful Templates From The Cherry On Top
From Dana
 Heartful Templates from The Cherry On Top
From Magalie

Here is the template you can use to help you scrap this layout.  Use our preview and layouts as a guide to help you along.  Simply right click on the image and add it to your downloads.  The size is perfect to fit.  I did make each heart a touch smaller in my digital layout.  You can decide how you want to deal with that.  Either use these as they are or use them as a template to trace around the paper of your choice.
You can always just mat your photo instead of using a frame.

Digital scrapbooking is a completely different experience and I am in no way trying to talk you OUT of traditional scrapbooking, but I am trying to talk you into digital.  I do both and so can you.  I've got blogs dedicated to starting and getting started for FREE.  I'm talking software, goodies, everything.  If you can get started for free, why not try it?

Digital scrapbooking is a lot cheaper.  You can use the same papers and elements over and over.  If you are having problems with your hands or the physical side of traditional scrapbooking is becoming difficult, digital might just be perfect.  Digital scrapbooking doesn't take up any space.  It's all in your computer and maybe your EHD.  There is ZERO MESS and it certainly is a LOT faster than traditional scrapbooking.  There is no glue or adhesive to buy and I suppose in some ways it may even be environmentally, more friendly.  If you're not super with aesthetic, then you can even use digital templates like the ones I design to make your pages perfectly fantastic.  There are just so many reasons to consider it.

I couldn't get my printer to connect!  Ugh!  So, I just used some heart punches, drew the clouds and the the colourful hearts were on a paper and I cut them out.  I'll have a full tutorial for this on my Traditional Tuesday blog.  Not bad, though.  I'd love to see what you design with the template!  Show it and all of your scrappy endeavours in my Cherry group.  We have so much fun over there and we'd love to have you join us.

 Free Princess Bunting From The Cherry On Top

If you are all about hybrids or FREE hybrids, then check back at previous blogs for freebies, hybrids and so much more.  This Princess bunting is free and coordinates with other Princess goodies in our shop.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Free Friday With Scrapbooking Inspiration and Aimee Harrison Designs

Welcome to Freebie Friday with The Cherry On Top.

I'm warning you!  This is one blog packed full of gorgeous scrapbooking inspiration and some pretty sweet freebies, too.  Get scrappy this weekend!  You deserve it!

I'm high lighting my gal, Aimee Harrison and Heart Strings Scrap Art.  Bryony is one amazingly talented template designer.  I bet you'll fall in love with her templates and of course, you're already a fan of Aimee's.

Check out some of our most recent freebies, a wide array of digital scrapbooking pages that will certainly inspire you, Aimee and Bryony's new goodies at the Studio and The Cherry's newest templates in the Etsy shop, Kreative Design Studio.

I'm going to hold you hostage!  Hehehe...  You're going to have to scroll through all of this loveliness for the link to the freebie, above.  You'll find it at the bottom of the blog.

This is my own layout with Winter Wonderland from Aimee Harrison Designs and using Heartstrings Scrap Art templates with the same name.  That's a shot from my place in Germany, over looking the snowy vineyards and mountains.  I love that wooden house, too!

 Winter Wonderland from Aimee Harrison Designs

Just look at all of these beautiful elements in Aimee's kit.  With the help of Bryony's templates, you too can design a gorgeous layout with the greatest of ease.  How about JJ standing for the camera WITH his patch on?!  I think the snow might have seriously affected his brain.  Hehehe...

 Winter Wonderland Templates from Heartstrings Scrap Art

There is a peek at the beautiful templates.  Hit up that preview to see the shop.  You will be awed!

These are my Entitled templates and below you'll see some layouts from some very talented ladies.

I just love what Hilary did with this!  She used Clever Monkey's kit, Snapshots.  What a perfect combination!   The above templates are sold separately at just .99 cents a piece.  Due to Etsy's tiny download capacities, I can't always keep the templates together.

Scrappy Sister Theresa, always scraps up her little cutie so nicely.

Magalie does wonders with my templates, don't you think?  How fun is this?!

 Puurfect Templates

 Perhaps one of my favourite sets of templates!  It might be because I just love kitties.  They are not just for kitties, though.  Follow that outline and place a dog element where the kitties are and you're set.  Ditch the animals and use it as you like.  Ya gotta love the flexibility of templates.

 PuurFect Templates

Anita is definitely one of my top scrappy sisters.  Her work is just beautiful.  I was so impressed with all of the elements from the template she used.

 PUURfect Templates

Jenna has such super talent, too!  Look at her gorgeous fur baby and her gorgeous page!

 Heartful Templates

These are my newest templates and I haven't stopped "Eeking!"  Hehehe...Just look what some of the ladies have done with these.  Above you'll see Jodi from Throwing Some Scraps Around's layout. The kit hasn't released yet. Looks to me like she used all of my elements in the template and just clipped in some papers.  This is just amazing!

 Heartful Templates

Did your jaw just drop at Magalie's layout?  Mine sure did when she sent this image through.  The colours!  The photo!  What fun and what passion!  Bellisae, xoxo provided the kit for this layout.

 Heartful Templates

 Dana scrapped up this delightful page with a kit from Akizo.  Pretty awesome!

I promised you freebies and if you know The Cherry, you know that I'm good for them!  Hehehe...Above, you'll see my latest, exclusive freebie in my wonderful group.  Join us over there!  We have so much fun talking scrap.  hehehe...

 free template and much more

Anita designed this whimsical, scrap-a-licious page using a free template of ours.  Click on the preview to get to the blog with the download link.  It's a part of a BLOG TRAIN full of FREE TEMPLATES.  Talk about awesome sauce?!

OK, you have been wonderfully patient.  I hope you have been inspired and that you enjoy today's freebie which you download, HERE!!! Hehehehe...

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Free Digital Template Train For January

Welcome to The Cherry On Top and our first ever, A Love For Layout Template Blog and FB Train.  Hehehe...We will definitely have to come up with an acronym for that one! ALFLTBAFT?!  Hehehe...

I'm so stoked that you're here, visiting The Cherry.  I love templates and design them all of the time.  I've been at it for nearly two years now.  My, how time flies.  In the beginning, I was just giving them away because I had no idea what I was doing.  I have learned a couple of tricks now and teamed up with Paty Greif Digital Designer and we opened a shop, Kreative Design Studio where I sell my templates.  I do still have several FREE TEMPLATES throughout this blog.  I have taken the links down for some as well.  If you are totally bummed that you missed all of these fabulous freebies, then by all means, follow us here, on Pinterest and Facebook so you don't miss any more.  I've got a super nifty group on Facebook where I give you first peeks, have give aways and other special freebies I don't offer anywhere else.

Keep reading to get the link for this free template, check out inspiration and see some new goodies in our shop.  I've also got the new hybrid freebie at the bottom.

This is my template for you.  I'm sure you have the perfect picture for it.  Layer up some gorgeous papers in these banners and back them up with several of your favourite papers to add extra depth and dimension to your page.

This is what I've done with the template.  I used Paty Greif Digital Designer's gorgeous Be Jolly collection.  I'm a sucker for traditional Christmas colours and goodies and my little guy looks so darn cute.

Rae has totally done up the template with a kit from Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Country Charm.

Check out all of these beautiful templates from the ladies on our train.  I'm a bit besides myself with all of these free templates.

Allow me to show off  my templates that are in the shop.  Above, You Rock!!! for your photos of gnarly boys, cool dudes and dudettes and pictures with pow!  Just 1.79 for THREE templates!

Revel In Ribbons templates have been pretty successful so far.  I LOVE them!  It's so hard to pick a favourite, but I think I'm going for the one I show off in the preview at Christmas.  Get a glimpse at some awesome inspiration from my lovely ladies.

 Revel In Ribbons Template

Magalie used a kit from Regina Falango and made something so special.  How beautiful?!

And my gal Rae works absolute magic in her designs.  Just look at this gorgeousness!

 Simply Circle Templates

Simply Circles templates are great for your multiple photo layouts or for showing off beautiful papers and they are just 1.79 for THREE!

Ella also does fantastic work.  Making magic with Cherry templates, indeed!

 Puurfect Templates

Here are the newest templates in the shop! They are also just 1.79!  There are psd, png, tif and page formats.

If you are all about the FREE TEMPLATES, hit up this blog and many more.  (There are a couple of downloads linked up to my server which has been down for a bit.  Of course, while I'm on vacation and can do nothing about it.  They will be back up soon.)

 free template

This is a fun template for you and it's free for a limited time.

I used LouCee Creations, Winter's Lace for this.  Check out her blog for fun coordinating freebies.

Throwing Some Scraps Around will be sponsoring my monthly hybrid calendar freebies for 2017.  Jodi's kits are phenomenal.  I feel like some of my very best scrapbooking comes from her gorgeous kits.  She's got an amazing membership deal going on.  A full year of digital scrabooking kits AND templates for just $25!  You should totally go over to her blog, check out her super designs and great templates then bank on this fabulous deal.  (You could type in "Throwing Some Scraps Around" in the search field at the top of this blog and see just how much I use Jodi's goodies and what I do with them.)

Right click and download this pretty calendar.  Print it out or use it for your desk top if you like.

You have been such an awesome part of our day.  I hope we made your day more awesome, too! 

If you get lost or I messed up with the links, jump back to Jodi's blog.  She'll have a list there, too.

HERE is your link for the free template in psd, png and tif files.  HERE is the link for PAGE format.  Yip!  We've got Page format now, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry.

Friday, January 6, 2017

A Friday Full Of Freebies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

First, I have to apologise for the lack of blogs the last two weeks and that some of the links for free stuff is not working.  I'm on vacation and my server is not responding.  That means fewer links and I can't design anything because all of my stuff is trapped in the server where I can't get it.  It will all be fixed soon and I'll be right back to blogging as much as before.  Thank you for your patience.

We still have been able to supply you with several free templates and links to many, many more free goodies around DigiLand.  Today, I've got nearly a dozen links to some awesome free digital goodies.  Keep scrolling, see what you like and download until your heart is content.

 free template

This was our most recent free template.  Click on the above image to zoom over there and get the downed.  There's also more links to freebies and beautiful inspiration, too.

 free template

You'll find this free template from MarieH Designs there as well.


Kimeric Kreations has a blog full of freebies.  Hop over there by clicking on the link above and see what lovely goodies you can find.

 free kit

I know for sure there could be a lot more manly kits out there and the Pixel Scrapper has remedied that!  Click on the preview above to get this lovely free kit and then go back to Pixel Scrapper for more of the hop.

 free template

Here's another free template from The Cherry On Top.  It won't be available much longer, so make sure ya grab it.

 free template

Aimee Harrison Designs, Silent Night is the kit I used for this layout.


This is another freebie you can get from Aimee Harrison's blog.  Her blog is also full of free digital products.  Scroll through and see what you can add to your stash.

 free kit from MagsGraphics

I know there are a lot of Mouse fans out there and you will not want to miss out on the Mouse inspired train of freebies.  Head over to MagsGraphics blog, grab her free mini and find out about the rest of the hop.


My Memories is another great stop for freebies like this one from Over The Fence Designs.  It's only available for a week so grab it while ya can.

This baby will be yours, for FREE TOMORROW.  It's a NEW log train full of free templates.  Come on back for it!

 Puurfect templates

This is NOT free, but it is new in my new shop, Kreative Design Studio.  You get these three templates, for just 1,79.  I've got all three at 12x12 in tif, png, psd and page formats.

 Kreative Design Studio

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry!

Consider joining us here so ya don't miss out on weekly freebies and add us to your Pinterest and Facebook where you can download free stuff nearly every single day.  If you like showing off yor creative designs and getting chatty with other scrappy sisters then you totally need to join our Cherry group.

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

So Cozy Train With Mega Free Scrapbooking Goodies

Welcome to the Leigh Penrod and Friends Blog Train for January.

I've got a lovely free template for you as well as links to more great digital freebies around DigiLand.  Keep scrolling to see more and enjoy the ride!  The link is at the bottom.

Look at what Magalie scrapped up with Bellisae Designs, Cozy, Merry and Bright.

 Bellisae Designs

I whipped this one up with a photo my hubby just took!  Another super advantage of digital scrapbooking.  I used LouCee Creations beautiful kit, Winter's Lace.  It's just $2 until the 6th.  Oh!  She has a lovely coordinating freebie in her newsletter.

 Winter's Lace

Here's a look at a couple of the other stops in this hop.

 Free Mini Kit

 Free Mini Kit

 Free Template

Here's a nifty gifty I have for my fans.  The link is still available, but not for long.

 Free Template

This is a free template you can also acquire by subscribing to Paty Greif's newsletter, which I highly recommend.

 Paty's Newsletter

How's this for an awesome, free template?  It is offered through Made By Keuntje.
 Free Template

HERE is the link for tif and psd.  HERE are the page and png files for my template.

These are the other stops on the train.

We will be back on the 7th with another awesome, free template.  Make sure you are following us so you don't miss it!

If you're new to The Cherry, allow me to formally invite you to follow us here, on Pinterest and our totally scrappy group.  I offer exclusive looks at Cherry products, we chatter like crazy about crafty stuff and I also give away a lot of exclusive freebies there.

Every Friday and Saturday, we have freebies for fans.  On Tuesday's we talk traditional scrap.  It's a very busy place here and I hope you make The Cherry your home.  You are most welcome!

If ya love printables and digital templates, take a browse through our shop, Kreative Design Studio.  Here are just a few things you can find there:

 Simply Circles templates

Our templates are priced to sell!  Three templates in png, tif and psd formats for just $1.79.  (Page templates are on the way.)

I bet you have holiday photos that still need scrapping.  Use our Sleigh Bells Ring collection!  It's also priced so everyone can enjoy our goodies.  .99 cents for the elements and .99 cents for the papers, too.  You won't find quality kits like this out there at such a great price.  So take advantage of these introductory prices while they last.

 Scrapbooking Kit

Here's a look at a few new digital goodies out there.

 Space Race

How's this for a fun template and kit?  Lissy Kay's template and Space Race from MagsGraphics.

 Stay Frosty

This is Kim Cameron Designs, Just You and Me template and her kit, Stay Frosty.  How adorable, right?!

Scroll through previous blogs and see all you have missed.

Thank you so much for checking out The Cherry and riding the Leigh Penrod Blog Train.

Happy Scrapping!