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Thursday, April 30, 2009

All Glittered Up Stash Favs

Today's Stash Favs was kind of a no brainer you see it everywhere flashy, a little, alot, oohing at the pretties GLITTER glitter is on everything these days. I didn't really think I was much of a glitter girl but then I got my DT package this month and it had some cute papers with critters and glitter you just can't go wrong with that combo. So I did a little search and here are a few of the things I found available in the Stash Store so head over there and check out the rest. For my search i used key words like Glitter or Glittered.

Crate Paper Mia Glitter Borders
Making Memories Glitter mini alphas

Making Memories Shimmer BradsPrima Mommy and Me Pattern Papers
KI Memories Glitter Lace Paper
SEI Mimosa Chipboard
Prima Glitter Transparency

Don't forget about the Giveaway make sure you comment on THIS POST to be entered. Have a great day go search for some pretty glittery stuff!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday, Giveaway, Floatin on a Boat

So as the title of this post hints we have a few things to chat about. Lets start with it being Wednesday yep hump day, the middle of the week do ya love it or hate it? I kinda love it not just because of the funny nickname for the middle of the week either I love that it's only 2 more days till the weekend starts and well the boss is away so Wednesdays here at the Stash blog mean giveaways woot woot. That's right the wonderful owner of YSS/my friend Erica and the fam are on vacation for the next 2 weeks so what are we to do? Give some goodies away I love giveaways and I know you all love the YSS giveaways they are the best! Here's what you have to do to get in on the giveaway leave a comment here on this post and Erica will pick a winner when she gets back. Just to make it a little more fun if ya want to when you comment let me know have you been on a cruise? Where to? If not is there a place you would love to cruise to?Ok go comment get in on this giveaway!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

May Guest Designers

After hours of looking through the Gallery, we made our choice.

Congratulations to Gayle and Cori!

Since Wendy is taking May off to complete her home renovations and move, we had an extra spot.

So we chose 2 lucky ladies!

You can see all of their amazing projects in their special galleries.  Look for more from them later this month!

*** NOTE - Because of the vacation, we will be back later this month with their Bios and more projects from them!  ***

See posts below for Newsletter links and more important SALE information.

Monday Markdown and a Sale!

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You can also sign up for the Newsletters HERE.

We will be on vacation from 4/27-5/11.  All orders placed during this time will be filled and shipped when we return.  If you need to place an order, please use coupon code VACATION during checkout to receive 20% off  your entire order.  More details are in the Newsletter.

Monday Markdown:

Websters Pages Trims and Hello Beautiful

Guest Designer for May to be announced soon!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekend sketch

How about a simple card sketch to get you inspired for the weekend. Use it to make a card for a friend or make a Mother's Day card ahead of time. We would love to see what you can do. Upload your finished project/layout to your gallery and post a comment here so we can be sure to check it out. Happy scrapping this weekend!

The sketch:

Here are two cards that I made with the sketch:

I changed the shape of the base where the sentiments are placed. You can flip the sketch as well to give it a different spin. Go have fun.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jumpin' in real quick!

To let you know that another shipment came today from Maya Road.

It includes Maya Mists, more chipboard and some of those really cute leaf pins!

Stash Faves for this week is posted below.

Stash Faves

Hi, Mandy here I am taking over the Thursday Stash faves post for the next few weeks.Lets have some fun and see what I can find for you all.As I was searching what to focus on for this post today I found something that caught my eye they are small, beautiful, and they flutter. Yep Butterflies everywhere I saw alot of layouts in the galley with butterflies little ones, big ones, one here and one there or a whole group in flight on a layout. They seem to be a fav of everyone lately!I went to the store to search for some butterflies and found the following I don't know about you but I'm going to add a few of these to my next shopping cart at the Stash. You find can more Butterflies HERE & HERE in the store.

Maya Road Chipboard Key Chain- Butterfly Coaster
Making Memories Just Chillin Girl-Orange Butterfly Twill

Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Butterflies

Maya Roads Butterflies Rubons

Graphic 45 Botanicabella- Ode to the Butterfly

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Buried Alive.....

Someone help me!

I'm not sure who was more surprised today - me, the UPS guy or the Fedex guy. Rascal is pretty overwhelmed too but now he's enjoying himself by playing in all the empty boxes.

Here is a quick recap of what showed up today:

Lily Bee - 2 new lines from a BRAND new company. And their rubons are 12x12! Oh, and their little diecut frames - yummy!

Basic Grey - Lime Rickey and Wisteria - Basic Grey never needs an introduction but if you haven't seen Lime Rickey, head over to the NEW section to catch a glimpse!

Fancy Pants - All the new papers, rubons, stamps and diecut journaling books!

OKay, off to take a break and then I'll be back with pictures!

If you need some instant gratification, check out the NEW section or the gallery from CHA:

Basic Grey
Fancy Pants

ETA: Our April Guest Designer, Chris Penaflor, has uploaded severalnew projects to her Gallery. I sent her some of the new Prima papers to work with.

Take a look......

Technique - altering Prima flower

Today I am showing you how to alter a Prima Fiesta flower. Love these flowers.

Here's what you need:
1) a plain colour flower
2) inks (whatever colour you like)
3) Sponge
4) Stickles

Let's begin. Dab your sponge on the ink pad and rub it onto the flower. Try to work with little ink first.... build up from there. We want nice layers of ink... not patches... rub it gently... this will spread the ink better... and gives it a better overall look. Imagine we are applying blusher on our face. We dont want sudden patches... we want subtle build up of colours. LOL!

I only apply 1 layer of petals.... not every petal. This is really up to you. Cos I want some white (from the flower) to show.
Then I squeeze some stickles onto my fingers.
And I apply it to the edges. Again... very little. I dont want blobs of stickles on my flower.
Here is the close up shot. You get a subtle glittery effect.
Another look at the flower. See the purple inks showing and the subtle bits of stickles.
Tomorrow I will load in the gallery my LO with this flower.
Hope you enjoy this!

Monday, April 20, 2009

New product and restock

Just a quick note to let you know that Sassafras is back in stock and we have some of the new stamps and chipboard.

Happy Stashing!

Monday Markdown is below.

Monday Markdown

Monday Markdown for 4/20:

Making Memories Fa La La - 40%
Making Memories Noteworthy - 40%
Making Memories Paperie - 30%
Making Memories Passport - 50%
Maya Road Rubons - 40%
Maya Road Valentines Stamps - 25%
October Afternoon Stamps - 30%
October Afternoon County Fair - 40%
October Afternoon Detours - 60%
October Afternoon Daydreams - 60%
Pageframes - 50%
Pink Paislee Office Lingo - 60%
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion - 50%
Pink Paislee Tinsel Town - 40%
Prima Morning Song - 60%
Prima Dude - 60%
Prima Paintables - 50%
Prima Peaches - 60%
Prima Rubons - 60%
Rose Moka - 50%
Teresa Collins Boardwalk - 60%
Teresa Collins Crush - 25%
Teresa Collins Stamps - 25%

Click HERE for this weeks Newsletter.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Product and some announcements

Happy Sunday everyone!  My parents took my son to New York with them this week so I am baby free for 8 days!  I wish I could say I was enjoying it, but so far, I miss him.  I miss him bugging me while I fill orders.  I miss the fact that he isn't here to pull my mouse out of the PC so I can't reply to emails.  And its quiet.  No one giggling or playing with the dog.

I wish I could say I was being productive.  I'm trying.  Really I am.

Anyway, on to the new product.  I saved my favorite Cosmo Cricket line from CHA for last.  The Snorkel Line.  I already hoarded a few sheets of this line for myself and started working on a mini album for my dad.  He likes the mini albums for his desk at work.  When he gets bored or frustrated, he likes to look at them.  And trust me, he's been frustrated lately.  
Beach Towel
School's Out

Snorkel Ribbon

Snorkel Paper Crafting Kit
Snorkel Borders
Snorkel Stickers

Snorkel Elements

So I created an album for him that will get added on to over the summer.  I started out with some recent photos from our backyard fun a few weeks ago. The weather has been pretty warm here lately so we've been able to use the little pool a lot.  I left enough blank pages in this album to add photos as the summer progresses.  You can see more pages here.
Next week is going to be pretty exciting around here.  More details on that later.  

Right now, some contests.

We have a Prima contest running now.  Make sure you visit the Gallery or the new Scrapbook Calls (formerly Pub Calls blog) to get all of the information.

Lily Bee Designs.  We should have our order from LB this week.  They are running a small contest and the winner will be their July Guest Designer!  How fun!  When they sent me the email for their new paper lines, I immediately had to have their diecut papers.  Unlike the other paper lines, these measure smaller and you get 4 different shapes on one sheet of 12x12 paper.  I can't wait for these to come in.

Guest Design Search for May/June - make sure you get your projects uploaded this week.  I will be making my decision early.  I'm leaving on vacation and won't be here on the 30th to chose the winner, so I'm picking them on the 26th.  This ensures that the winner will get their product to work with on time. 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Quick Flower Tutorial

Here's a quick and simple way to create a flower that will match your pattern paper. All you need is a little scrap of the paper you wish to make the flower with.

Cut a circle out. A rough circular shape is fine, it does not have to be a perfect circle. Ink the edges of the circle after you cut it out.

Next, crumple the circle. You can further ink the edges of the crumpled circle to give it more depth.

Flatten the circle.

Pinch the middle portion of the circle as shown to give it some texture.

Finally, add either a button or a chipboard as the flower center.

Here is an example of the finished product. I used a small chipboard left over from my stash as the flower center to match my papers.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Basket

Supply List to create:
An empty Basket
Paper Easter Grass
Styrofoam Eggs
Pink Paislee Pixie Sticks Glitter
Pink Paislee Chipboard Accents
Bazzill Flowers and other misc flowers
Buttons and Kaiser rhinestones
Chipboard letters
Misc Ribbon
1 sheet patterned Paper
Mod Podge and foam brush
Hot glue gun

Steps to Create:

1. First cut your patterned paper into even strips the size of the edge of your basket. My basket was 3" inches so I cut 3 3" strips. Then I adhered them together to make one long strip. Attach to your basket using a hot glue gun. Cut the excess off in the back and glue the seam together.

2. Coat your eggs lightly with Mod Podge. Cover in glitter. If you know a good way to do this without getting glitter everywhere, awesome. I used small tuperwares and poured the glitter in them. It worked ok. Remove eggs and set aside to dry.

3. Attach chipboard pieces to front and add flowers over them. Adhere a tied button with glue dot for center. Add Chipboard title and a Rhinestone for decoration.

4. Wrap handle with ribbon and tie off at ends. Add 2 more strips of ribbon on both sides. Hot glue a flower over knot and add Rhinestones for centers.

5. Fill basket with paper grass and add dried eggs. Enjoy your new decoration!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Maya Road and a restock

More new Maya Road products from CHA.

More Pom Pom ribbon is some FABulous colors. I love that orange color!

New blossoms:


Restock on the cute little chipboard trees, flowers and mini alphas!

Tuesday Technique - Using Decorative Tape

Recently YSS brought in some cool products - decorative tape. Today I am going to show you 1 way to use it. I made a card with it.
You will need:
1) Decorative tape
2) Heat gun
3) a sheet of paper
4) Felt (optional) or another white paper
1) First, you place your decorative tape over the sheet of paper. I am making a card here so I cut it to size. I place it across the paper. Press down.
2) Next place your heatgun near the edge of the decorative tape. Let the heat comes to the sides, not over it. (hope I make sense...:)
3) You will notice the decorative tape curl up a little. Now, be careful with your heatgun. The decorative tape will curl VERY fast. Move your heatgun away, if needed.
If you want more curls, heat more..... you will notice the image from the decorative tape stays on the paper. I love this.... it looked like I have stamped on it. That's the beauty! And the curl part gives it some interesting texture.
4) Next, I cut a little cirle out from a white felt. You can use cardstock too. Then I cut a little bit of the decorative tape.
5) I place it over the white felt circle.
6) Next, I heat it. Again it curled up. And now I use my hands to manipulate it so it looks like a curl up circle. Heat till you are happy with the overall look/shape.

Then I assemble this onto a card:
I placed a die cut butterfly onto the circle, to make it pop-up.
Hope you had fun with this!