Monday, August 31, 2009

Small Monday Markdown, BIG week

Just a small markdown this morning as we prepare for a big week here at the Stash!

All Basic Grey Limited Edition Rubon Bling is now 25% off!

We have a lot to cover with you this week so hold on tight!

Here is a sample of the To Do list for this week:

1. Announce September Guest Designer
2. Recap the August Design Team and GDT Galleries
3. Announce the 10 contest winners
4. Fill orders so anyone who is eligible for a Pink Slice Raffle ticket, gets their raffle ticket!
5. Announce our special sponsorship for September - you guys are going to LOVE this.
6. More new product??????

Don't forget the end of summer sale ends on 9/7/09.  Enter code ENDOFSUMMER15 to save 15% off your entire order including all new items and all sale items.  

International shipping has been cut in half for this sale so save 50% on shipping!  Canadian customers always get special shipping prices since it is cheaper to ship to you than the rest of the world.  Please contact us for details!

Are you on Facebook?  Are you one of our fans?  If not, become one and get a chance to win one of 10 prizes!  Once we reach 100 fans, we'll do some giveaways.  For every 100 fans we get, we'll do another round of prizes!

Spread the word to all of your friends!

Friday, August 28, 2009

We have Kokuyo's!

In case you were looking to place one more order of Kokuyos before they are gone forever, we have a limited stock of them. About 100 remain. Unfortunately, we don't have the refills but we have the full cartridges.

In case you haven't heard, Kokuyo is no longer manufacturing their adhesives. The Dot N Roller and the Tape n Roller have both been discontinued. We managed to get our hands on a few more but once they're gone, they're gone.

You have 3 more days to place an order to win a Pink Slice. We're sending out Raffle Tickets to anyone who places an order of 75.00 or more. We will draw one winner and they will win the NEW PINK Slice. 3 other winners will be drawn and will receive a Pink Slice apron and some goodies from the store.

Deadline to shop is 8/31.

We also have the contests running in the Gallery. You must have your entries uploaded to the gallery by 8/30 for a chance to win.

See the special galleries set up for all contest rules.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


But its a good thing.  I'm buried under product again.  It seems like it always comes on the same day.  All at once!

Today we unpacked boxes from Tattered Angels, My Little Shoebox and Websters.

I know a lot of you have been waiting for these products and they're HERE!

My Little Shoebox came out with 6 fun new lines at the show.  Each one comes with 3 coordinating double-sided papers, diecut papers, diecuts and overlays.  If you need an idea of what to use the overlays on, check out their blog.  Included in this box was a ton of tiny alpha goodies.  We stocked up on the basic colors as well as the new colors released this last show.  If you love the Making Memories tiny alphas, you're going to love these!  They come in 18 fun colors!

Tattered Angels - This is just the beginning of the fun from Tattered Angels.  We started out ordering some of the basic colors and we're expecting all of the seasonal ones next month.  Grab these while you can because I know they will go fast!!

Websters - the first two lines from Websters are here.  Postcards from Paris and Natures Storybook.  Both lines are typical Websters.  If you love vintage, you're going to want these papers!

Whew!  Now that we have those boxes unpacked, we have to put it away!  The warehouse is a disaster.  

Please note, if you place an order this weekend, we will fill it on Monday.  We're taking a short break this weekend to spend some time with family.

Happy Stashing!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Newsletter link

You don't want to miss out on this newsletter.  Lots of information!

Don't forget the End Of Summer Sale going on now!  

Coupon code to enter during checkout is ENDOFSUMMER15.  You save 15% off your entire order.  US customers receive free shipping on orders over $30.  International shipping has been slashed by 50%!!

Special note for Canadian customers - we offer a discounted shipping rate for you.  The system will initially charge you for the full international rate but before we process your credit card, the overage will be removed.  Please email us with any questions.

Contests end on 8/30/09 so make sure you upload before then to win some new product!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August Guest Designer - Meghan

A little bit about you - where you're from, married, kids etc.

I am a NYC transplant now living in the Hudson Valley with my husband, Andrew and our two daughters, Brynne (6) and Catrina (4).  We live in a loving home that we share with our 2 dogs, cat, numerous fish, and one frog! (his name is Pickles). 


I'm happy to say that 2009 has been a great year for me in terms of getting myself noticed in the scrap world.  I have been published in the "Making Memories for You" Ezine, on, and Scapbook News and Reviews Magazine.  My guest spot at "Your Scrapbook Stash" is my first guest feature and I'm really honored to have been chosen.  I am also a published photographer (in 2 Schmap Guides.  these are online resources for travelers)

Favorite products or something you can't live without.

Definitely could not live without Prima Flowers!  I use them in almost every layout!  My tastes change based on seasons and since the weather is warm and bright, I am all about BRIGHT colors.  I would have to say that Cosmo Cricket has been my "go-to" paper when I need to make a dazzling layout (and no, I'm not saying that because my kit here has Cosmo in it!! LOL)

When are you most creative and why?  

Being a SAHM, I have access to my craft room anytime I feel the urge to create.  Luckily, my daughters LOVE being crafty too so I have a small table for them in my scrapbooking room so we have fun making a big mess together. 

Any other hobbies besides scrapbooking?  

YES. I am an avid amateur photographer.  I always have my camera around my neck.  

Describe your style.    

I'd say my style varies depending on what I am working with.  I like to mix styles.  I'm not a "vintage" person but I love to take elements of vintage looks, like ruffles, lace, ink, and apply it to a more contemporary look.  I'm not minimalist but sometimes I'll leave large open spaces while completely embellishing one area.  I'm all over the place!  I think it's important to not be locked into one look... I like to mix things up!

Messy or organized scrapper?  

Can I plead the 5th??  When I'm scrapping I'm a disaster.... stuff is everywhere!  Just yesterday I must have looked for my scissors for 2 whole minutes when I had just been holding them (they had fallen under the chair).  When I finish a project I do enjoy cleaning up and reorganizing everything.  Oh, and I do NOT throw out scraps.  I have a crazy system of organizing my scraps by size and color (solids in one box, patterns in another).  Yes, this is an illness I have.

Where do you create?  Do you have a room, corner, designated spot.  

Yes, I have a scrap room.  It's the spare bedroom in our house but there is no sleeping happening in there!!   forgive the mess!!!  That was me being crafty!

Favorite color combo.  If you ask me next week you'll get a different answer but I will say th

at I am LOVING Red & Yellow right now.  Red is probably the color I love to use the most with just about anything.

Favorite non -scrap related store to shop at. 

If $ were no object, I could max out at Pottery Barn.  I also love the super soft t-shirts at Abercrombie & Fitch (yes, a 30 something can find something age appropriate there!! LOL)


 3 Random things about you:  I'm left handed.....  I am the youngest child (and only daughter! so spoiled!)....  I have a BA in history that I will probably never use!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fun Friday Post

Things are starting to heat up here at the Stash. We've waited patiently for orders and it looks like they're starting to ship!

In the last 2 days we've received huge shipments from Jenni Bowlin and Pink Paislee.

So you can now find all of Jenni's new Bingo Cards and embellishments in the store! Her new paper line Town Square is delicious! She never disappoints. To make things even more interesting, she's come out with her own line of mini alphabets. Just like the Making Memories and My Little Shoebox ones, Jenni now has cute little round alphas in 8 fun styles!

Then Pink Paislee. I sighed really loud when I opened the box. My husband thought something was wrong. Not when you open a box of the delicious new Pink Paislee. They never disappoint either! When we walked through their booth at the show, I was mesmerized by all of the projects and ideas with their 4 new lines. Even though we still have to wait for 2 of them, Twilight and Amber Road will keep you going until then.
They introduced canvas tags, punchouts and brought back the stamps!

And because you guys couldn't get enough of it, we reordered Early Bird! All papers and embellishments (except the chipboard embellishments) are back in stock! They will NOT be restocking lines as they are seasonal. we do our best to get things reordered but when they are popular, we can't always get them.

You can view all new releases in the NEW section of the store.

We will be posting the Guest Designer Profile on Sunday. She's been working on some fun things using the new Cosmo Cricket lines. You're going to love her! You can view her existing gallery here.

Its always nice to see the Design Teams work on other blog and challenge sites. This week, Wendy was featured on the Lily Bee blog. LB is one of my favorite new manufacturers and we were so excited to finally meet them at CHA. Make sure you bookmark their blog or use the manufacturer links on the sidebar to visit all of our faves!

Follow us on Facebook! We now have a Facebook page. For every 100 fans we get, we'll draw a name and send them a little prize from the store. It could be some Stash Cash, paper - you never know! Spread the word about on Facebook!

Have a creative weekend! Happy Stashing......

Prima Canvas Accents

Part 2

Don't you love the look of the Prima Canvas accents ? They look great as is or you can alter them to suit the theme of your LO or album.

For my album, I painted the Fabric Fleur De Lis with a white base.

Next I stamped all over it with a sentiment stamp.

For the flower, I did the same thing and painted frist with white and then with a mixture of yellow and orange on the petals and green and yellow for the steam. You can add more texture by stamping on the painted flower with a sentiment stamp.

Once dried, both accents are ready to be used in the album. Below are the samples of my albums pages that made use of the accent.

Remember to have fun and get your fingers dirty. :)


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Prima canvas album - the clear pages

Now that we have the canvas pages covered, lets move on to the clear plastic pages. instead of just placing my completed page into the plastic sleeves, I decided to stamp on them with Staz-on.

You can pick any stamp that will coordinate with the page you intend to use in the sleeve. In my case I used a swirl stamp.

This page was done with black Stanz-on ink.

This page was done with yellow Stanz-on ink.

Here is my completed page. I like how the stamped swirls float above the page.

Well other than using regular 8X8 pattern papers for your layouts, another lovely option would be using canvas as your background. YSS has a lovely selection of cut canvas in 8X8 size. Here I'll show you what I did with my canvas page for my album.

First pick a stamp for your background. I've used the Small Grid stamp from Prima for my page.

Randomly stamp all over the canvas.

For added texture, glue a few pieces of torn paper to the canvas. Feel free to paint randomly all over the canvas as well.

I've actually painted the edges of my photo with paint as well.

Once everything has dried, assemble the page and glue everything down. I found that glossy accent works quite well but you will need to let everything bond before you move on to the next step. I expect fabric gule will work as well but I don't have any on hand to try with. Let me know what works for you.

And here is the completed page placed inside the stamped plastic sleeve. You could also add a few embellishments on the plastic page for more interest.

Hope you had fun with the tutorial.


Prima Canvas Album - the inside canvas pages

After the last tutorial on the canvas album, it is now time for the details on the inside canvas pages. For each of these canvas pages, I just repeated a basic process. I painted each page with white acrylic paint as a base.

Once that is dry, I painted each page with a mixture of colors to suit the photos I plan to use.

For the blue page, I mixed white and blue paint and painted a thick coat on the canvas so I had a thick layer of paint that formed a circle. When the paint dries, you will notice that paint has form a harden texture.

For this page, I painted only the bottom section. I wanted it to look like grass.

I added flowers and some ribbon for my flower page.

For this particular page, I mod podge pieces of paper onto the canvas before I painted it with white paint. The paper gave the page more texture.

With so many pages, I just couldn't paint all the canvas pages. I was tempted to mist a few and I love the results.

Using the backing of a sticker as a mask, I managed to create a dreamy feel with a mix of blue and sliver mist.

I used the cute little Maya Road chipboards as mask for this page.

The details from the Heidi Swapp mask really come through with the mist.

Other than using arcylic paint, I've used some crackle paint on this canvas page. While the paint was drying, I sprayed the page with some Maya Mist.

I hope I've given you some ideas to play with your canvas album. Do share with us your creations.
You can view my completed pages at the gallery.