Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Playing catch-up....

Just trying to post a few updates and get everyone caught up.

The Newsletter went out yesterday.  Click here to view it.  

I made time today to search through the Guest Designer Gallery for the July GDT.  Congratulations Anna!  Look for her gallery coming this week.  You're going to love her ideas!

The Birthday Club email for July was sent out already.  If you didn't receive it or would like to be added to the list, email us at or use the form on the Contact Us Page.

Pink Paislee Contest - We're giving away a LOAD of Pink Paislee goodies to two winners.  Upload your layouts, cards, projects of any kind using any of Pink Paislee lines and we'll choose 2 winners on July 21st.  Deadline to upload is July 20th.  Make sure you upload to the Pink Paislee gallery and no other gallery.  Your screen name and supply list should be included in the description.  Good luck!

The next Online Shop Hop begins this week!  Make sure you are registered so you receive all emails, special offers and updates.  Register HERE.

And for anyone who wants some freebies, there is a giveaway on my personal blog.......

Be back tomorrow with the 3 winners from the Use Your Stash challenge and the Gallery slideshow.

Oooh!  Forgot to ask how everyone likes the new Summer Playlist on the blog.  If you have any good suggestions for summer songs, let me know.  Email with the song(s) you associate with summer.  Look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Another Tag Album

These 4x8 tags Erica has in the store are perfect for Mini albums. I used mine to make a small Easter mini album out of my scraps leftover from my Easter kit. It will be perfect next year as a gift for a mom or grandma or maybe I will just keep it because these little ducks are so cute on the Flower Patch line from Making Memories.

Supplies to Create:
6-4x8 tags
Bazzill cardstock
Making Memories Flower Patch Line:
Patterned Paper Scraps
Felt Ribbon pieces
Butterfly clip
Puffy Stickers and Brads
American Crafts Thickers
Prima Flowers
A few leftover Easter Stickers

Steps to Create:
1. Cut 7 pieces of cardstock or patterned paper to 7.25x4. Adhere to tags.
2. Add strips of cardstock or patterned paper to each tag accordingly.
3. Staple 4 inch strips of ribbon to tags.
4. Add at least one sticker or Puffy sticker to each page.
5. Embellish with Brads and Prima Flowers and one Butterfly clip.
6. Use thickers to create a title on front
7. Attach Binder clip to top of tags
8. Add Ribbons to binder clip
9. Add Kaiser Rhinestones to a few pages
10. Enjoy or give your new book as a a gift!

Finished Product:

Examples of Pages:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Markdown - S.O.S. Sale continued.....

Are you ready for the new markdowns?

I've already received some emails asking when this will be posted, so here it is!  (Sorry, I was away at a crop today with a friend so I'm working into the early hours to get this done!)

Lots of markdowns today.....

Cosmo Cricket Every After - 25% off
Cosmo Cricket Lil Man - 25% off
Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday - 25% off
Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards - 40% off (last chance to get the 2009 calendars)
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Shapes - 40% off
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Albums - 40% off
Jenni Bowlin Red/Black Extension Line - 50% off
Jenni Bowlin Rubons - 40% off
Ki Memories Festive - 50% off
Love Elsie Jack & Abby - 60% off
KI Memories Lace Cardstock - 50% off
KI Memories Pop Culture - 50% off
KI Memories Sheer Delights - 50% off
Kim Poloson - 60% off
Lil Davis Designs - 50% off
Luxe Designs Hoodie - 60% off
Luxe Designs Sarong - 60% off
Making Memories Fa La La - 50% off
Making Memories Paperie - 40% off
Maya Road Chipboard - 25-40% off
My Minds Eye Be Merry - 40% off
My Minds Eye Snowed In - 40% off
My Minds Eye Frames/Accents - 40%

As always, free shipping on orders over $50.00 for all US customers.  ALL Customers who place orders totaling $50 or more get $5.00 in Stash Cash to use on their next order.

Look for updates coming this week on the next Shop Hop starting July 1st.  You can register HERE to get all email updates.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Guest Designer Slideshow

Because the May designers didn't get a lot of Blog Love I included them in the Slideshow for June.

So here are some of my favorites from their galleries.  Make sure you check each of them out to see the detail pictures and other things they uploaded!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Use Your Stash Challenge

Remember when we issued THIS challenge?  Well, its time to link up your layouts, cards, whatever.  We're giving away 3 random Gift Certificates to the store - or Stash Cash!

The Use Your Stash girls will be choosing the 3 random winners.

So make sure you post your links on my original post from June 10th.

Deadline 6/30/09

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stash Faves - B Sides

I'm definitely not old enough to remember when records had 'B' sides to them but I'm sure some of you are. Those hidden gems on the other side of the records. My parents have a ton of them and they tell me that sometimes, the 'B' sides were better than the hit recorded 
on the 'A' side.
I was thinking about this the other day when I was perusing my storage area for some new products. This is the bad thing about owning your own store. You have the 7-11 of scrapbooking right there! Anyway, I was looking through papers and I couldn't find what I really wanted for a layout. If you're like me, I tend to forget which papers have a second side, or 'B' side.

So once I looked at the reverse of the papers, I was able to find exactly what I wanted!
Here's another one. Ever see the front of a paper and immediately ask yourself 'what would I do With THAT?' Me too. But check out the reverse side.
I find a lot of great background papers this way. Maybe I don't want cardstock backgrounds or I'm looking for something that matches the papers but i
sn't a big bold print...... Check the 'B' sides.
Here are just a few that I found this morning!
SEI Bridgeport and Mimosa papers are very bold on the front but the B side is a nice subtle pattern.
The new Garden Grove line from Scenic Route is full of amazing colors perfect for any occasion.  I'm not a 'flower' person myself but the Houndstooth pattern on the back is begging for me to use it!  See next weeks Stash Fave on 'Cutting Paper' to see how else I would use this paper.
Another funky pattern on the front of the Sassafras Lass papers but the back is a nice, printed brown.  It almost looks like woodgrain.
Not into paisleys and swirly prints?  Check out the polka dots on the B side of this Lily Bee paper!
Hmmm, more paisley.  Not my style but the solid red on the B side is awesome!  A great alternative to trying to match the perfect cardstock.
Last one.....  Unless you have a specific plan for the A side of this paper, you might really skip over it!  But I've used this blue print on multiple layouts and cards.

So, try using a 'B' side!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Free flowers!!!

Got your attention?
Okay, want to know how to get them?
Order any Prima product and get a package of flowers free!
Don't forget to check out the NEW section of the store. We received some fun new Prima product today that you're going to want!
New Page Pebbles, lace, stamps and the brand NEW Fairyring flowers and Gallery roses.
Free flower pack is limited to stock on hand. Once they're gone, they're gone. One per customer.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Altered Frame

If any on you are like me you have plenty of old frames laying around that you never use anymore. So dig through that stash and pull one out, preferably one that has a mat that you can alter or you can purchase a new one, and let’s get creative!

The First step is to paint your frame the color you like. Unfortunately my frame was black and I wanted it pink so it took me a few coats but it is doable. After my first few coats I added some Tim Holtz Crackle paint over top to give it a cool vintage look. Once it is all dry lightly coat the entire frame in Mod Podge to seal it.

Then take the mat and cut a piece of patterned paper the right size. Cut a hole a little smaller than the opening and adhere it to the mat with a light coat of Mod Podge. Cut diagonal slits in the corners of the picture hole in your paper.

Lightly coat the inside of the paper with Mod Podge then carefully fold over the edges sealing of your picture opening and giving you nice clean edge. Then cut a piece of cardstock a little bigger than your opening and adhere it inside the opening. After this step I completely coated my entire project in Mod Podge to seal it.

Now it is time to embellish. For mine I added a strip of ribbon about an inch from the bottom of my mat. I attached it just with my tape runner and it seemed to stick quite well. On top of that I glued a Prima flower and added a title with American Crafts Thickers. I dressed them up with a little Shimmerz paint to give them a glittery shiny look.

I then added my picture inside the picture opening and placed the mat inside the frame. I had to get rid of the glass but that was okay with me. I then wanted to add something to the upper right hand corner so I dressed up a Maya road sheer butterfly with some Shimmerz paint and Kaiser Rhinestones and Glue dotted it in place.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Product - Scenic Route Garden Grove


Its here! More bright colors just perfect for the summer months!!!

We also have a restock of your favorite chipboard diecuts from Scenic Route.

You have until midnight to use the 20% off coupon on these new products and everything else thats on sale.

Remember, 20% off your TOTAL order.

Enter code DAD2009 during checkout to save.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Stickles Storage

*** See post below for Sale information or click HERE for the Newsletter. ***

Do you have those glittery bottles of goodness laying around? Don't know how to tame them?

I finally came up with an idea that I love. It keeps them in sight of my work space and the holes unclogged.

I even printed out a list of the colors I own so I can see what I have, what it looks like dry and be able to match colors when needed.

To do this, I added little strips of velcro to the backs of the bottles and the opposite side of velcro to the side of the desk. I organized by color and then hung my list of samples up right below it. I can grab any color I need from my desk as I'm working.

Don't have a lot of Stickles yet? We just restocked a bunch of your favorite colors in the Stash store!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fathers Day Sale, #55 and Birthdays......

We're celebrating Fathers Day with more markdowns and a SALE!!!

Why?  First, because I love my dad.  He invested in this little business for me and helped get it started.  Secondly, because our Scrapbooking Top 50 numbers are great!  I check these every day to see where we are and it took 2 years, but we're on the edge of the Top 50!  Yeah!

This is a big accomplishment.  You don't get here by being an average store.  And you don't get here without your customers!

And as much as I hate celebrating birthdays, I'll tell you a little secret.  Sunday is my Birthday.  32 years ago, on the longest day of the year and the first day of Summer, I was born.

So, to celebrate Me, YOU and Fathers everywhere, we're having a sale!!!

Save 20% off your entire order this weekend.  6/19-6/22.

Enter code DAD2009 during checkout.  All other promotions apply (ie free shipping, Stash cash etc.)  

** International orders must be $250 or more after all discounts have been taken to qualify for the free shipping. ***

In addition to the coupon, we marked down a few more items.

Maya Road Rubons - 25 % off
Maya Road Chipboard - 25% off
Maya Road Stamps - 25% off
Maya Road Sheers - 25% off

Glitz Designs - all 60% off

Hambly - 40-60% off

Graphic 45 - 50% off

Imaginisce - 75% off

Happy Stashing!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vintage Shoppe additions and store improvements....

Just a few additions to the Vintage Shoppe today. More to come!

First - Bakers Twine in 4 delicious colors!

Red and White
Brown and White

Green and White

Blue and White

** Note, Black and White is on backorder and will ship soon. **

Canvas squares - 2 8x8 canvas squares perfect for making albums, embellishments or banners! Thin enough to be sewn together.

Can be inked or dyed with the Maya Mists. I have a long list of things to try!

Glass Glitter. The possibilities are endless with this stuff! You get 3 oz of this chunky glass glitter. Thats 1/3 of a cup! This can also be dyed or sprayed with the Maya Mists for a cool effect. Look for some tutorials coming soon!


The Wishlist and Saved Cart features are now active again! We had some issues in the past with these but after several months of working with our technical team, they are fixed!!! Some of our older customers might remember our Wishlist Sales. You might want to fill that Wishlist! ;)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tag Album Tutorial

I had so much fun making a mini album out for these 4 by 8 inches cream tags from Your Scrapbook Stash store that I just had to share it with you.

All you need are the following:

1 X 4 by 8 inch cream tag
6 X 4 by 3.9 inch cardstock/pattern paper
2 X brads

With my mini album, I decided to use a mask and cover my tag with Maya Mist.

Mark and score the tag at 3.5 and 7.5 inches. Fold at the score marks as in the picture below.

Fold the 3 sections up and you have the cover of your mini album.

Here is the top view of the mini album.

Using a hole punch or a crop-a-dile, punch two holes along the short straight edge of your tag at 1 and 3 inch position.

Prepare a set of 4 by 3.9 inches pages from pattern paper or cardstock for the inner pages of your mini album. For my album, I used three pieces of cardstock and three pieces of pattern paper.

Punch two holes along the 4 inch side of the papers at the 1 and 3 inch position just like the holes you made for the album cover.

Arrange the inner pages and secure the pages to the cover with brads.

Now you are ready to design your mini-album and the cover.

Who knew a tag could be so fun. This little album is just right as a brag book and is small enough to fit inside my bag.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monday Markdown - S.O.S Sale

Another Monday and another round of markdowns!

SEI Mimosa is now 25% off

Additional markdowns include:

Cats Life Press stamps - 40% off (new stamps arriving soon!)
Collage Press - 60% off
Cosmo Cricket - 40-60% off older lines
Cosmo Cricket Spinner Cards - 25% off
Crate Paper - 50% off (new lines arriving soon!)
Creative Imaginations - 50% off
Daisy D's - 50% off
Selected Elle's Studio items - 25-40% off (New items in stock now!)
Fancy Pants - older paper lines now 40-75% off (includes felt, chipboard and stamps)

Happy Stashing!  Look for the newsletter later today.

Check out the Use Your Stash Blog this week for more challenges and giveaways.  Don't forget the challenge we issued last week to use the oldest thing you could find in your stash and post a link!

Friday, June 12, 2009


A few deliveries last yesterday. Took me a while to get them all loaded into the store.

First, reorder of Lily Bee Rubons and those fabulous diecut frames. You guys must love those frames - they were the first to go! And we also got our hands on the second set of rubons from the Three Little Birds line. They weren't available when we placed our first order.

Second, Elle's Studio. So excited to see her new stuff in person! Check out her blog for more great inspiration. We are the sponsor for September so there are a lot of fun things coming up soon! I had her add in a few more of the 'My Dear Stamps' since those seem to sell out quickly!

Third, American Crafts Thickers. Sadly, it took this long for them to send us the remainder of our CHA order...... But, the remainder of that order is still fun! Everyone loves Thickers!

Remember, free shipping on all orders over $30. This applies to US orders only. Also, get $5.00 in Stash Cash when your order totals $50.00 or more! With all of the new products coming out, you're going to want that Stash Cash!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Guest Designer - Lady Grace

I have so many great layouts and projects to look through each mont that it gets harder all the time to pick just one person.

But this month, this lady's work jumped out at me!  I loved her use of bright colors.

June Guest Designer - Lady Grace

I am LG from Manila, Philippines. I have been scrapping since October of 2008 and I am very much addicted to my new found passion. I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, I used to be a Computer Graphic Artist and an Art director at McCann-Erickon Advertising Agency.

I have found the love to scrapbook immediately after giving birth to my 1st baby girl last year. I am happily married for 2years now with my very supportive husband, Regie, who scraps with me from time to time.

I cannot say that I have a distinct style since I love experimenting and trying new things as of the moment. I was told that I am good with picking colors for my layout as well as adding so much details to it.

Publications/Contests Won

Scrapbook news and Reviews
"Little Doll"Layout - April 2009

"Boracay" Layout - April 2009

Ready Set Ceate

"You & Me" Layout - June/July issue 2009

Scrap N Art
"See Hannah Dreaming"" Layout July 2009
"Just Being Me"Layout July 2009

One product you can't live without

BasicGrey Collection Packs

When are you most creative and why?

I am most creative on weekdays after work. I work for 10-12hrs a day and scrapping helps me relax before going to bed. I rarely scrap on weekends because I make sure that I dedicate those days with my family.

Any other hobbies besides scrapbooking?

I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and I'm into painting, computer graphics, and photography.

Describe your style

I do not have a particular style. Being an artist, I prefer to be free and try new thing, painting, doodling, embossing, etc. but upon looking at my previous LOs, I believe that my signature mark is "cutouts"

Messy or organized scrapper?

I am a messy scrapper! When I scrap, I want everything to be around me. The messier the better!!! Makes me feel free. But after finishing a LO or a project, I see to it that I clean everything up and organize my supplies again. For me, the organizing part is a treatment. A time to relax and feel contented.

Favorite color combo.

No particular favorite since I use all of them I guess. As long as the colors go well together!

Favorite non-scrap related store to shop at.

Old Navy and Gap for my baby girl

3 Random things about you

I can't live without my MochaFrap from Starbucks, I am a hopeless romantic, I am online 24hrs a day.

Link to blogs or other galleries

Look for more fantastic creations from Grace later this month!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Use Your Stash

What's the oldest thing you own?  Paper?  Embellishments?  Rubons?

If you regularly purge your stash, do you find yourself keeping this item because you just never know when you might need it or want it?

Or do you regularly go through your stash and find items that you know you bought for a reason?

Since we all have a decent stash, I'm challenging you to use it!  So is the Use Your Stash Challenge blog.  You have until the end of June to use some older products on a layout, card or any project for a chance to win.  We'll post a thread here asking you to link up pictures of your project and you can link it up there.  We'll draw three random winners from the comments and each person will win some  Stash Cash!

Start working on them now and look for the announcement to link them up!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Home Sweet Home Plaque

There are lots of ways to use your scrapbooking supplies to create Home Decor items. The first project that I want to share with you is a wall plaque. You could make yours with any saying but I went with the simple "Home Sweet Home."

Supply List:
Wood Plaque from craft store
Pink Paislee Patterned Paper
Pink Paislee Chipboard shapes
Pink Paislee Chipboard letters
Pink Paislee Rubons
1 sheet Bazzill cardstock
Prima Lace Black
Kaiser Crafts Pearls
Maya Road Pom Pom ribbon
Misc Black trim
Colorbok Chalk ink in
Making Memories black acrylic paint
Fiskars treading water border punch
Mod Podge and tape runner
Glue dots
Scissors and Exacto Knife

Steps to Create:

1. Paint edges of wood plaque desired color or you can leave the wood plain if you would prefer.

2. Roughly trace plaque onto back of a sheet of patterned paper. Cut out with scissors. Apply a think coat of Mod Podge on top of plaque, adhere your paper. Using an exacto knife gently cut excess paper off. Use the colorbok ink pad to touch up any rough spots and to darken the edges.

3. Cut a 4x6 piece of paper from a scallop patterned paper. Adhere in top left hand corner. Add a floral rubon to the top left hand corner of that piece of paper then adhere the first 2 words of your title using the Pink Paislee Chipboard letters. Add another decorative rubon to the end of the first word.
4. Cut 4 strips of patterned paper and 1 out of Bazzill cardstock. Use the Fiskars treading water punch to make a decorative edge along one side of each strip. Adhere these with your tape runner underneath the block of patterned paper, starting with the bottom one first then working your way up. Using the Exacto knife cut the remaing part of the strips off so they are flush with the edge of the plaque. Ink edges with Colorbok chalk ink.

5. Adhere Prima lace above and slightly over the top strip using glue dots. Cut off edge with scissors and adhere edges with more glue dots.

6. Add Pink Paislee leaf chipboard embellishment to top right hand corner. Adhere chipboard house slightly over it adding some pop up glue dots to make it pop out. Apply rub on butterfly, heart, and saying to Bazzill cardstock. Cut out and adhere to house and leaf embellishment adding some Kaiser pearls to the heart and butterfly. Add more Kaiser pearls on one leaf and next to the saying on the house. Adhere a small strip of Maya Road Pom Pom ribbon using glue dots to the bottom of the house embellishment.

7. Adhere the last word of your saying underneath the house embellishment. Tie a small piece of black ribbon on the first letter.
8. Add Pink Paislee Tree embellishment tying another small piece of trim to the top, next to the first 2 words of the saying. Apply butterfly rubon to Bazzill cardstock and cut out. Add Kaiser Pearls to the middle and adhere to tree.

9. Hang your new plaque in your home and enjoy!