Wednesday, December 02, 2020

December 2020 Blog Hop with A Cherry on Top

  Hey friends! Natalie here for the December 2020 A Cherry on Top Design Team blog hop!

Today's blog hop uses two gorgeous mood boards to inspire beautiful layouts.

Make sure to hop along to all the blogs in the hop today. If you comment on all 5 blogs, you will be entered to win a $10 gift card to A Cherry on Top!

Here's the line up:

Natalie Dill {You Are HERE!}
I was mostly inspired by the pink mood board, but I also added rustic wooden elements from the darker board. You can find my full process video on my YouTube channel.

I used my favorite Large Scallop border punch from EK Success along with a new favorite border punch called the Embroidery Large punch! I punchd white cardstock, vellum, woodgrain and bark-looking papers and layered them.

I used my Wow embossing powder to embellish this wood veneer title and to create my own glitter cardstock from which to cut foliage.

I added some gold cardstock stickers from Pebbles to enhance my foliage clusters.
I scrapped these photos of my parents from our intimate Thanksgiving last week.

I loved how choosing these pictures based upon the mood board inspired my layout! I hope that you will not only hop along with this blog hop, but also create with the mood boards!
I can't wait to see what everyone makes.

Don't forget to hop along!
Good luck!
xoxo - Natalie

Sunday, November 01, 2020

November A Cherry on Top Blog Hop

 Hey friends! Welcome to our November 2020 Design Team blog hop. If you hop along and leave a comment on each blog, you'll be entered to win a $10 gift card to the A Cherry on Top store!

Today we are all making travelers notebook layouts or mini albums. I have created two travelers notebook style layouts using non-traditional fall themes.

You can find my YouTube video for these layouts here.

The line up is:
Dillightfully Crafty <<< You are here!

Make sure you comment on all 5 blogs to be entered to win store credit. The winner will be announced next week!

I created two double page spreads - one with a photo of my husband, and the other with a photo of me.

For the photo of my husband, he's wearing buffalo check, so I went with the Echo Park Little Lumberjack collection.

Whenever I run across a good small quote or phrase on Instagram or Pinterest, I save it to use as a future scrapbook page title. I got this hilarious sentiment from a tshirt online, and thought it'd be perfect for this photo of him about to dig into an entire pot of soup!

The black alphas from the Double Cut die from Concord & 9th.
The red alphas are the Heather lowercase die from Pinkfresh Studio.
I highly recommend a die which cuts alphas with outlines!  These are basically one of my top favorite supplies!!!

The patterned paper to back the photo was busy, so not much embellishment was required. I typed a tiny bit of journaling and added a few cardstock stickers referencing camping and his beard.

I love travelers notebooks because they come together very quickly!

I had to use a variation on the TLC waterfalls song for this page, obvi.
I was inspired to use Heidi Swapp's Old School collection by my camo sweatshirt.
I grabbed the sticker book and made it super easy to title & embellish.

I incorporated a few yellow stickers, so I added mustard yellow splatters to match.

Kraft was my solid base to compliment the patterned camo, but I also backed the craft with white cardstock to make it pop. Layering your 2d stickers is the best way to keep interest on the page without making it too bulky.

Distressing patterned paper edges also adds fun texture.
I love how these shimmerz splatters show up on Kraft paper!

I stamped the word definitely on a Heidi Swapp label with tiny stamps, and embellished with these clear enamel bubbles.

I hope you are inspired to create a smaller version of a scrapbook for a specific activity or event in your life.
Hop along to enter to win the store credit, and make sure to shop at  A Cherry on Top for so many crafting needs.

xo, Natalie

Thursday, October 01, 2020

A Cherry on Top October blog hop


Hey friends!

Welcome of the A Cherry on Top October blog hop!
The design team have each created a pumpkin-themed layout to inspire your fall crafting today.

Here's the blog line up:
Dillightfully Crafty < You are here!

Hop along and comment on each blog to enter to win store credit!

You can also find a process video on my YouTube Channel.

I went for a Halloween theme for my layout, and the terrifying GUTS of the pumpkin as my subject. LOL!

Aren't those Halloween Thickers from Pebbles the best?! They worked great in a snarky way for my "spooky" layout.

I created a large pumpkin shape on my cricut to use as a mask. I slightly adhered it to the middle of my white cardstock and chose 4 Halloween colors to splatter close to the masked edges.

Once removed, the pumpkin shape remains, outlined in splatters!

I chose some papers from my stash in the same 4 colors as my splatters and used them to back my two photos of my son being dramatic over pumpkin guts.

I also backed my white background with a black and white striped border from the Howl collection by Fancy Pants.

I used cardstock stickers from the Hey Pumpkin collection by Crate Paper. The enamel bits are from a Halloween button collection in my stash - I just snipped off the backs of the buttons to adhere them to my page.

OH the HORROR of those pumpkin guts! LOL!!!

These photos crack me up, but I was the exact same way when I was young.
I will definitely include that in the journaling.

Make sure you comment on all 5 blogs in the hop to be entered to win the store credit to A Cherry on Top!

xoxo, Natalie

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

A Cherry on Top September 2020 Blog Hop

 It's time for another monthly blog hop with the A Cherry On Top Design team!

This month's theme is "It's Fall, Y'all!" 
I hope you're inspired by the way the design team has used different fall collections from the A Cherry on Top store to kick off the autumnal season.

As usual, there is a $10 store credit up for grabs. Just make sure to comment on all the blogs in the line up - easy as pumpkin pie.

Here's the line up:
Natalie {that's me! you're here!}

Today I am using the new Amy Tangerine Late Afternoon fall collection for my layout, along with the new Catherine Pooler Autumn is Calling stamp and die sets.

You can find a full process video on my YouTube channel.

I  used A LOT of pattern from the 6x8 paper pad from Late Afternoon. Since I wanted to highlight so many fun patterns, I chose a solid background page, in cream to highlight the autumnal feel.

I used my large scalloped punch from EK success and punched from 5 different papers. I ended up chosing mostly mustard yellows and browns. The 6x8 pad has 36 unique papers - no duplicates!

I applied clear gesso to the background and used powdered inks to create the pixelated effect. I love to leave the powdered inks unmixed to keep the different tones isolated, and laying them atop textured cardstock helps to achieve this look!

I also used Tim Holtz's vintage collage medium to add texture through a chevron stencil. All together, it gave me a very fall vibe to my layout!

I used the Catherine Pooler Autumn is Calling stamp set to create leaves in 4 separate autumn colors, and one embossed set using Wow Embossing Copper Sparkle. I then ran them through my Big Shot with the corresponding Autumn is Calling dies.

I also layered some of the leaf stickers from the Amy Tangerine Late Afternoon cardstock stickers with my die cuts to tie in with the white background stickers I used around the photo.

The 3d leaf sticker is from the Amy Tangerine Late Afternoon Grateful Phrase stickers sheets.

Never enough layers - that's my motto! I love the dimension.

I hope you're inspired to create some fall crafts from our September blog hop!
There are so many awesome fall collections in the A Cherry on Top store.

Make sure to check out my fellow design team's beautiful work and complete the blog hop for a chance to win store credit. And post your fall layouts in the online gallery for us to see!

xoxo, Natalie