Friday, February 26, 2010
Make sure to check the left sidebar for all the sales and contests going on right now at the Stash!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Here are a few examples of my favorite ways to use Elle's tags! Check out more great ideas on her blog.
On mini books:
On Scrapbook pages:
Also right now there is a special on Elle's Studio Tags - Buy any 3 sets of tags from her NEW line and receive a free set. (We choose the free set. Limit 5 FREE sets.)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Adding text to your photos can be a fun and inexpensive way to spice up your scrapbook pages. You can even use the text as the title for your page or just a fun caption or subtitle. Here are a few easy steps to take you through it.
In the left hand toolbar click on the “T” icon and it will bring up the text options and a cursor will appear on your photo. With the text layer chosen you will see more options for your text across the tool bar at the top. You can choose the colors, size, style and font there. Now you ready to type your message.Once you have written your message you will want to take the mouse and click at the beginning of the word this should underline it and the mouse will show up as a small arrow meaning you can move the text anywhere you would like. Use the icons on the toolbar on top to change the color, size and font of your text. Once you are satisfied with the look and placement of your text you can either save the image as a jpeg or play around with some special effects. In the top right hand corner there is a box called effects under that there is things you can choose to do to your text like shadows, bevels, gradients and all sorts of things. Once you select one hit the button at the bottom right hand corner of the box that says apply and see what happens. If you don't like the look you can choose under edit the undo apply style and it will revert it back the way it was. Now have a fun creating photos with text the next time you are editing photos! You can repeat these steps if you want to add more words. Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you create!
Here are a few fun ways to use text on your photos:
As a caption:
As a title:
As a subtitle:
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Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
You have probably seen this already... but it's worth repeating! One of the hottest new lines from American Crafts in the last few years is Dear Lizzy. Reminding us of springtime breezes and Sunday afternoon bike rides, this line is perfect for every spring photo that you will be taking in (hopefully!) just a few weeks.
Isn't it just the perfect spring line? That bike is the cutest! This entire line and all the embellishments (including the coordinating Thickers!) are in the store right now, so check it out!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Good morning, everyone! Today I have a quick and easy tip for you to decorate envelopes to match your cards, in just seconds. Yep, I said seconds.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
I am going to share a sketch from Inspired Blueprints (http://inspiredblueprints.typepad.com/) with you! It is a sketch site filled with fun sketches and inspirations! I did a layout with this sketch before, and I wanted to do another page based on it again, because it is so fun and versatile!!
Here is my take on the sketch:
PP and stickers: Sassafras
Chipboard letters: American Crafts
Kraft journaling tag: Maya Road
Ticket: Jenni Bowlin
Black pearls: Prima
I hope that you have fun with the sketch too! Don't forget to share your creations here, as well as Inspired Blueprints!
By April Yap
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Maya Road produces really amazing products! I was, and am still crazy about their sheer tags. Now I just can't get enough of their kraft tags/cards! They are right on top of my fave list at the moment. The color of kraft and black just make any projects pops!!
I made a card and a mini album with their journaling tags. They are perfect 'homes' for titles!
Warning: one pack is always not enough! LOL
By April Yap
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
1) Cut strips of pp (thinner paper is better for this) about 4cmX20cm. You can try different length to make bigger or smaller flowers.
2) Snip through the length of pp as shown. Do not cut through, leaving about 1cm.
3) Gather and pleat the pp in a circle. Glue it down when you are done. You can use a peg to hold it while waiting for the glue to dry.
4) Ruffle the 'petels' a bit with your fingers after the glue is dry.
5) Embellish the flower center and you get a pretty paper flower!
I have an example here, using the paper flower on a birthday card. I embellished it with pp and pebble and glued it on a round scallop diecut.
By April Yap
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
LOVE so many of the new releases...Bo Bunny....Pink Paislee...Websters Pages..
#19 Nitasha said...
There are so many new products that I'm really anxious to get my lil' hands on : ) For the sake of not putting you to sleep with my very long list: here's a short one:
Cosmo, Sassafrass, Jennie Bowlin, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, 7Gypsies, The Girl's Paperie, American Crafts, Hambly, Maya Road, AC, and Studio Calico-- Ooops...Sorry, I said short list didn't I?!! As you can tell, I'm super excited about all of the amazing new products! Thanks for the fab giveaway!
#32 - Nadine said...
would love to have cosmo cricket! (:
Ladies, please email your mailing address to admin (at) yourscrapbookstash (dot) com and I will get your prizes out this week!
I know this is what everyone has been waiting for so here it is. The list of everything that arrived this week!
American Crafts Thickers
American Crafts Stamps
American Crafts Dear Lizzy
American Crafts Botanique
American Crafts Letterbox
My Minds Eye Lil Robots
My Minds Eye Life Stories
Graphic 45 Le Romantique
Teresa Collins Bebe Boy
Teresa Collins Bebe Girl
Teresa Collins Mr. & Mrs.
Teresa Collins Welcome Home
Cats Life Press Stamps
Limited Edition Kits designed by Suzy Plantamura and some of the fabulous Design Team
New May Arts Ribbon
Pink Paislee Cupid
Studio Calico Stamps
Whew! Thats all for today! More updates this week as more new product comes in! You can see details and projects using all of these lines in the new CHA 2010 Winter Gallery.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Here is a sketch for you.
This sketch comes from Julie Bonner's sketch site, 52 sketches 52 weeks.
Here is my LO: School Blues
Using Graphic 45 Christmas Past papers and Domestic Goddess papers.
I also used some Prima flowers and 7G word stickers.
I made a quick card with this sketch, using MME Christmas papers (the blue background) and Websters Pages Vellum(pink). Just in time for Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
See this gorgeous CHA booth:
Double sided papers
Look at this door... so cute!
Hop over to the store now!