Articles in February 2007
Articles in February 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007

February BasicGrey Class featuring the Blush collection 4 comments  

Directions from the February 24, 2007 Class

Posted by n7zuq

Have some fun with this simple, classic layout designed by Theresa Lundstrom, using the versatile colors of the Blush collection by BasicGrey. Below are the directions from the BasicGrey Class held here at A Cherry On Top on February 24, 2007. This project is easy to create and there are many ways to personalize it to your photo(s) and style.

Snowman by Theresa Lundstrom

BasicGrey supplies:

Blush papers: Devotion, Eternity, Sweetie, Angelic and Romance
BasicGrey Blush Fibers
BasicGrey [un]dressed Block Alphas and Holiday Chipboard
BasicGrey Holy Cow Rub-ons

Other supplies:

Bazzill Cardstock: white and light brown
Heart and snowflake punch
Colorbox fluid chalk: frosty white and dark brown
Black and white journaling pens
6”x8” photo


1. Use light brown cardstock as your base 12”x12” paper. Trim the Devotion paper to 12”x6”. Place 6”x8” photo on Devotion paper (Note: other size photos will work as well!) Adhere entire Devotion paper (with photo) to center of brown cardstock. You will have approx 3” of brown on the top and bottom.

2. Cut one strip of Eternity paper (approx. 2 1/2") and tear on one side. Note: the lines should be vertical as shown. Attach underneath the Devotion paper.

3. Cut a 2 1/2" strip of Sweetie paper and adhere to the top of the page as shown. 

4. Hide the top edge of the Devotion paper with a dotted stripe from the Angelic paper. Adhere Blush fibers below the photo on the bottom edge of the Devotion paper.

Note: I used BasicGrey ribbon instead of fibers on my layout.

5. Decorate the pink Sweetie paper with hearts, snowflakes, brads, and journaling pen.

Note: For my layout I wanted a more sophisticated look to match my photo so I used the scroll stripe from the Angelic paper and attached it to the center of the Sweetie paper.

6. Cut snowman and letters from white or cream paper. Adhere to BasicGrey chipboard. Ink the snowman and chipboard letters with white and/or brown ink. Decorate the snowman. Attach snowman and title to layout on the Eternity paper.

Note: For my layout I used the BasicGrey snowflake chipboard and cut it in half to form a scroll photo corner. I painted the photo corner and letters with pink sparkle paint and inked the edges with brown ink.

7. Print journaling on white cardstock and adhere to layout. Add rub-ons beneath the title.

Note: For my layout I used vellum for my journaling to create a softer, sheer look. I also used a word rub-on on my photo above the title to complete the title instead of using decorative rub-ons beneath the title.

Now you have a beautiful layout to add to your scrapbook album.

About the author...
Tristann has been a Creative Team Member at A Cherry On Top since March 2004. She is known here for her obsession with BasicGrey and loves being the hostess of these wonderful classes from BasicGrey. She currently lives in Washington State with her husband, Bryan, who supports her addiction to BasicGrey and scrapbooking in general. In addition to being an avid scrapbooker and photographer, Tristann is a full-time Human Resources/Payroll Manager for an international travel company.

Posted by n7zuq

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Marcie Reckinger Winners! 4 comments  

Posted by Lindsay

Thanks everyone who played along, it was a close contest and there were so many great layouts to choose from. First, Marcie selected a Grand Prize winner to receive a $25 GC to her shoppe and the winner is....mlewis!!! Congratulations!

Plus, the CT also voted and picked 2 winners to receive a $25 GC to the ACOT shoppe. Congratulations to...



And don't forget we have two more contests currently going...Traci Reed's ends on February 28th at Midnight EST and Amy Bleser's ends on March 15th at Midnight EST. Layouts do NOT need to be new. If you have a favorite in your gallery that you think could be a contender, simply "Edit" your layout and click the checkbox beside the appropriate contest. Remember, only ONE entry per person. Layouts may be digital or paper! Hope to you soon in the gallery!

Posted by Lindsay

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Meet Beth W. 10 comments  

Posted by FunStuff

She recently changed her name screenname from bellasmommy to Beth W, but her style and talent is still the same. Be sure to check out her Gallery.

Tell us about your family:

My immediate family consists of my husband, my 4-year-old daughter, and our two furbaby kitties.

How long have you been a scrapbooking and what got you started?
I started a little over a year and a half ago. I love doing a wide range of crafts and always was enticed by the beautiful papers and the fact that you were recording your memories while crafting. It just took me to take the initial leap because it seemed like an expensive hobby so I don't even want to know how much I have spent up until this point, lol.

What inspires you?
I find inspiration everywhere, magazines, ads, logos, kids shows and toys, fashion and pretty much everywhere. I love to do challenges as well because they make me step outside of my comfort zone and do things I normally wouldn't. I often finding myself using stuff up in my stash, too, and I love that.

How do your family and friends feel about your scrapbooking?
My husband always jokes around about scrapbooking, but he is very supportive of my obsession with the hobby and understands how important it is to me to preserve our memories to pass on to our daughter. I have made some of the best friends through this hobby and online communities and they are so very supportive, encouraging, and inspire me everyday.

Do you have a favorite product line?
I go through phases with my favorite products and manufacturers. Right now, I keep reaching for the new Bazzill CS with an edge and the Doodlebug paper frills.

What is a favorite technique that you like to use?
I go through phases with techniques as well and currently my favorites are sewing, dry brushing paint on, and stamping.

When and where do you create your layouts?
I have a corner of our bedroom set up as a scrapbook area and my husband was just joking around last week about moving the bed out because my area keeps growing. I try to scrapbook in my free time or whenever I get a chance. It usually ends up being when my daughter is sleeping.

What is a favorite layout of yours and why?

I'd Pick You ... I love the colors, the photo, and all of the details. It just makes me happy when I look at it.

How would you define your style?
Hmmm, that's a good one. I think if you were to describe my style, and that is assuming I have one that is definable lol, I would have to say constantly evolving, eclectic, and right now a lot of neutral backgrounds with a pop of color and vintage inspired elements.

Do you have any tips to share for saving time, organizing or getting started?
I don't think I can offer anything that hasn't been offered already. I am still working on organizing and saving time, two things that never seem to be conquerable for me. As far as getting started, just start investing in the basic tools such as a paper cutter, scissors, and cardstock. My taste has changed so much since I started and all of the papers and stickers I thought I needed are collecting dust and taking up space now.

Do you have any other hobbies?
I love to read, have been trying to learn all I can about photography and enjoy baking.
Posted by FunStuff

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

CT Spotlight Vol. 10 20 comments

Putting the Spotlight on Superior Layouts

Posted by ElsieB

Welcome to the CT Spotlight, a monthly feature in which the Creative Team will put the spotlight on superior layouts that have caught our eye in the gallery.  We'll show you the layouts, tell you who made them and why we love them.  The first CT member quoted is the one who chose the layout for the Spotlight ...

Friday, February 16, 2007

February Digital Guest CT Member! 3 comments

Posted by Lindsay

February Digital Guest CT Member - maybeyousee

We're so excited to work with Mary-Ann Buchanon (aka maybeyousee) this month ...

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