Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Tips

Today I have an easy and simple tip for you that adds that extra "something" to your projects. See the circles in the background of this layout? Here is how I made them:

First, I created the layout. Now, this is probably not the ideal order in which to do this, but if you are like me, you often get to the end of a layout and decide it needs something more. You can work with that!
Second, I die cut a bunch of circles in various sizes using my Silhouette and some Couture Cardstock. I will use the circles on another layout I have in mind.
Third, I laid the negative from the circles over my layout and sprayed it with "Old Lace" Glimmer Mist, which is a very light shade. This keeps the effect subtle. Since my layout was nearly complete, I covered the rest of it with newspaper, so my photo and embellishments wouldn't get misted.

Easy, right? I love the subtle effect and how it adds so much to my layout!

I used Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection for this layout, which is now on sale in the YSS store. Have fun misting!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Sketch

Hello....... welcome to our Friday's Sketch!

Here's a simple sketch I did and
you can really add many elements to it.
Have fun!

Here's what I did...... add several cut outs from Sassfrass papers.
LO "Flush Monster"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stash Fave

Welcome to Stash Fave.
I can't help drooling over Graphic 45 "Le Romantique" papers.
I love its soft pinks, light green paired with elegant black colors.
Let me show you some of the papers.

See this gorgeous pink dots.

And this is so elegant.

This pink sheet gets me all flutter up.

And any paper with butterflies sent me 'flying'. I usually grab 2 sheets.

But i dont have that many wedding pictures or romantic pictures to scrap.
Well, you dont have to use these papers only for wedding theme pictures.

Like what I did here scrapping about the connection my girl and I share.

And another tip. If the images of the wedding people or motifs dont work for you, just gesso it.
That's my fave word now. It means just brush white paint over.
Like this.

And I did this with the tags. I layered alphas over the painted areas.
I also added a metal swirl.
The possibilities are endless... you can use word stickers to cover up the motifs.
Add flowers, add chipboards... add stickers.......

I love these Graphic 45 papers' colors.
So, I work it my way! hee..hee...
You can too! Have fun!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Facebook Mania!

Are you a fan of our Facebook page?

If so, you might have won a little something from us!

We reached 500 fans last week so I drew 10 new names. Please send an email to admin (at) yourscrapbookstash (dot) com to claim your prize!

1. Katie Basden
2. Diana Albright
3. Salina Koch
4. Beth Hackett
5. Debbie Mellen
6. Dreama Cassady
7. Jessica Crook
8. Crystal Martin
9. Callie Gonzalez
10. Lynda Crust

We have heard from some of you but not all of you!

Stash Kits now 25% off

All in stock kits are now 25% off! We have several CUTE kits to choose from including some designed by Suzy Plantamura.

We even have a few kits left of Alyssa's adorable hanging banner.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tuesday Tip

Hi, welcome to another Tuesday of tip sharing.
How many of you love die cut paper? I do!!! I collect different shapes and patterns.
I am so in love with them.

Today I want to share a tip where you can do double duty for your diecut papers.
Extend its mileage a little bit.

Here I place my diecut paper on a cardstock and spray with mists.

After that it will look like this.
You can use this for a layout or card by cutting along the edges.
Then what happen to my original die cut paper.. I used it for another LO.

With the shape, I created 2 cards here.
Card "Hugs"

Card "Love"

Hope you like this simple tutorial. Have fun with your die cut papers!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Sketch

Are you ready to start your weekend? I know I am! What a better way to start it off than to begin it with a fresh, new sketch, hugh? I am so thrilled to share this with you today. So here it is:

Here's my take on the sketch:

Products used: My Mind's Eye "Life Stories", Sassafrass "Happy Place", AC Thickers "Delight",and Bazzill cardstock.

Upload your creation using this sketch to our USER GALLERY and link it in the comments below. You never know, you may be next month's feature member!
I can't wait to see them!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stash Faves

I wanted to share with you a beautiful collection from American Crafts called "Letterbox". All of the sheets in this collection are double-sided and many have gloss embossed accents. I love the beautiful soft colors and the gorgeous prints.

Of course there are plenty more to choose from in the Stash store.
Here are a few projects I made with this collection:

The bird is a chipboard piece from Scenic Route (also found here in the store).

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A little late but better than never!

just finished uploading all of the NEW product to the store that came in today.

The poor UPS man had to make several trips to get it all in here. Whoops!

What a great time for it all to arrive too. The first week of the Shop Hop which means you can save 20% off your entire order (yes, including the NEW products).

Enter Coupon Code SPRING2010 during checkout to save. For those of you participating in the Shop Hop, make sure you visit the home page for clues on where we might have stuck the hidden image.

New Arrivals today:

Hero Arts Stamps:


Crossword Puzzle

Doilies (the same ones Nora Griffin used on her Guest Designer layouts)

Jillibean Soup - I can't get enough of the cute names they give everything!

Corrugated Alphabets
Egg Drop Soup

Old World Cabbage Stew

Chicken Noodle

New England Clam Chowder
Cosmo Cricket
Garden Variety

Material Girl
Joy Ride
Tiny Type and Ready Set Chip

*** Don't forget the challenge we issued last week. You can read more about it in this post. ***

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Today I'm going to show you how to make pinwheels. I know some of you have made them before but maybe its been a while. For those of you that haven't, they are super easy and I love the dimension they add to your page.

1. Cut out a double sided sheet into a square. (I made mine about 3 inches.)

2. Draw out a criss-cross on the back of the patterned paper with a pencil. I used a Sharpie just so you could see it. Cut along the lines about halfway to the center, not all the way.

3. Fold each dotted corner into the center of the square and adhere.

4. Add a large brad or button to the center and you're done! Pretty easy, right? They make me look forward to Spring.

Supplies: American Crafts "Letterbox" collection found in the Stash gallery.

Have a happy Tuesday!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Welcome to the Spring Fling Shuffle

Wow, is it really time for the next Shop Hop?

It is!
Here we go. To kick it off, we have a giveaway. This is the biggest giveaway yet! It will include product AND a gift certificate to the store. Its worth close to $50.

I'm issuing another Sketch challenge. Use ANY of the sketches in our Sketch Gallery to create a layout or card for a chance to win this. I will pick three winners and the Design Team will get to pick one big winner. The two runners up will receive a little something too!

Our Sketch Gallery is located in the regular gallery under its own folder. We will keep this updated with the sketches as they go live.

Upload to the User Gallery or your blog but post a link on THIS post for the chance to win. Deadline to enter is March 31st.

Spring Fling Shuffle

If you've never participated in an Online Shop Hop, you're in for a treat! A group of online stores has teamed up with Scrapbooking Roads to bring you the best products and discounts.

You can read more about the Shop Hop on the registration page. Register your email so you receive email updates about the Shop Hops.

If you participate and find the hidden images located somewhere on each stores site, then you'll be entered to win MORE prizes.

The Hop 'skips' off today so start looking for those hidden images. We've all added hints to our Home Page to help you find the hidden image that looks like this:
Once you find it, click on it and follow the directions.

Monday Markdown

What better way to start a Shop Hop? We have a whole new group of products marked down for you. Twice a month, we mark down newer products and add older products to the Final Clearance section. Some of these items are very low in quantity and it may be your last chance to grab them!

This week we've added the following products to the SALE section:

October Afternoon Very Merry, Farm Fresh and Report Card - 25% off
Basic Grey Bling and Pearls - 25% off
Collage Press Diecut papers - 25% off
Making Memories Love Struck - 25% off

*Remember, all discounts offered with a coupon code are in ADDITION to the markdowns. So you save 45% off the above items. *