Revel In Retro and a Peppering of Free Digital Scrapbooking Goodies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Whoo hoo!  We made it to Friday!  It's been one of those hopping weeks, packed full, full, full!  I bet you've had weeks like that, too.  Today's blog will show ya just a little bit of what I've been up to this week.  Though the FIFTEEN pages I scrapped in the beginning of the week for a custom order, aren't even posted here yet.  Ha!

As the title says, I've placed new and older freebies throughout the blog.  Carefully read through so you don't miss any of the fabulous freebies I've posted for you, today.  Last week, we gave you a free printable calendar and today, we've got the coordinating kit, Revel In Retro to show you along with pages of inspiration.  I've also got a peek at what we released last week and pages using other designers goodies like Heart Strings Scrap Art, Aimee Harrison and more.

 Revel In Retro

In typical Pinterest fashion, I was inspired by this colour palette.  Usually, I'm blind sided by so many colours, but for some strange reason, this one totally shook my soul.  Allow the colours to wake you and rouse your creativity.  For the calendar, I used all of the colours and the trick to making them work all together is repetition and spacing them properly, but if that's all a bit much for you, then grab the colours that grab you and make something extraordinary.  Check out what I and my awesome team have done with Revel In Retro.

I chose to use the bright, bold colours for this page.

 Revel In Retro

Totally contrasting with the more modern, bolder page is this softer, warmer elegant page.  I went for totally different colours here and a more natural touch.

How about a page with class and extravagance?  You can do that too with this highly versatile kit.  What's more classic than black and gold?  I liked the punch of bright white for a fresh pop.

For my final page using Revel In Retro, I went for an artistic look.  There are a lot of elements in this kit that have an artistic edge.  Several stamps, all kinds of stitches, doddle borders and paint will all provide you with a page with artistic flair.

Here are some pages from the team.  See how they used this broad and daring palette.

Carol totally mixed it up and used the borders brilliantly.

Carol also used the modern edge.

Chris wasn't afraid to throw it all in there, either.

 Rachelle, used the natural colours for her pretty page.

 Carol has another example using all of the colours.

Hilary did a great page with all of the colours, a pretty mask and a great photo.  So perfect for this kit.

Rachelle also did a touch of artsy with her masks and paint.

Revel In Retro is sold separately.  Papers in one pack and ellies in the other.

This is the free calendar from last week.  It will be available all month long as will all of our monthly calendars.  Come on back for April's, at the end of this month.  They show up on our Saturday spots, the weekend before the new month begins.

 Free Printable Calendar

We released My Muse last week.  Outrageous templates, word bits, awesome 80's ellies and radical papers.  Such a fun, fun collection to add to your stash.  It certainly isn't just for your throw back photos.  There are a lot of everyday elements in there.

 My Muse Collection

I wanted to show off how our teams used the templates, specifically.

 My Muse Templates

 My Muse Templates

 My Muse Templates

 My Muse Templates

My Muse Templates

 My Muse Templates

 My Muse Templates

Personally, I find the templates so cool, I just cropped in my photo and added a few extra ellies and my page was scrapped.  You can do that with all of the templates and have a sweet mini.

 My Muse Freebie from TCOT
 This was my freebie.

 My Muse Freebies from MBK
This is Dana's freebie on her blog.

On to other designers and my pages with their new goodies.  This is a store collaboration from Daises and Dimples.  I don't know about you, but I can't wait for warmer days.  It's been freezing here for weeks.  Warm up by checking out all of the fantastic goodies in this large, store collection.

 Sunny Days Ahead

Aimee Harrison has a few new collections this week and as usual they are so beautiful.

This is my little guy and his cousin.  They looks so similar.  Definitely a family resemblance going on there.  I used an unreleased template.  They will be releasing later this month.  Keep your eyes out for them.

 So Springy

So Springy

 Bloom and Grow Freebie
 Freebie on Aimee's blog.

 Bloom and Grow Kit
This is another collection from Aimee, Bloom and Grow.

I got the opportunity to play with templates from Heart Strings Scrap Art, again. Her templates go great with Aimee's collections.

Bloom and Grow

This is what spring looks like in Germany.  Can't wait to see those spring flowers, again.

 Heartstringsscrapart Templates
Bryony's beautiful templates.

This is the other page I did with Bryony's template.  I tried not to use flowers, but it was impossible!  Hehehe...I just wanted to show off what her templates look like with out a tons of flowers.  If flowers aren't your thing.

Here's an older freebie using Paty Grief's collection, My Buddy Dino.  Click on the image to get to the blog for the free download.

 free quick page

Here are some other freebies from around DigiLand.  They won't stay free for long.  Grab them while you can!

 A freebie from the Digital Scrapbooking Studio
 A pretty awesome, free template from Fiddle Dee Dee.

 Free Digital Goodies
How'z about a TRAIN of fabulous freebies?  Start at Dani's blog.

 52 Reasons #3
Free printable 52 reasons card.  Join us in the year long project!
 New Group on FB

If you are totally into groups on Facebook, then check out this new one.  It is dedicated to digital scrapbooking and will be yet another fun place to hang and show off our awesome goodies.

I sure hope we've inspired you, today and that you'll find time to get scrappy this weekend. 

If you have any questions or just want to chat it up with The Cherry and my friends and fans, join our scrap-a-licious group on Facebook.  I'll be putting up a new challenge for March and all of the previous monthly challenges will remain live all year.  It'll be great to have you join us, there!

Thanks for hanging with The Cherries!