Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Sketch

Here's a fun sketch made by one of my dearest friend, a very talented scrapper and a great mother, Jana Eubank. I am sure you are very much familiar with her works because we can often see them at TwoPeas, Pink Paislee and My Minds Eye.

Check out her sketch blog

I have used My Minds Eye Quite Contrary - Little Miss Muffet line all available at YSS Online Store with photos of my DD eating ice cream on her own for the first time.

Enjoy! And remember: Get chosen as the Guest Designer for the month! Upload your creation at our USER GALLERY. Each month, we will highlight one customer. Our Design Team will choose one person from the gallery and they will be on the SPOTLIGHT. Each member of the DT will have a chance to 'scraplift' one of your layouts or ideas from the gallery. User will receive a Gift Certificate worth $10.00 to the store for being the Featured Member.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stash Faves

Have you checked out YSS Online Store lately??? YOU SHOULD!!! There are lots of yumminess in there. With all the discounts, promotions and very very affordable shipping cost, you can afford to buy all scrappy items that you desire.

Check this gorgeous E Crystals and E Pearls from Prima Marketing:

At YSS Store they are only $1.50 each but with this month's promotion, you can get an additional 15% discount by simply using the May coupon code MAY2010. That makes those yummy goodies just $1.27 each. Stock up now!!!! Don't forget that qualifying orders ship FREE. (US Orders only. Order must total $30.00 or more before discounts.)

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More new product

The UPS and Fedex men are making regular appearances here at the Stash Warehouse. They are bringing new product and reorders.......

And as quickly as they can bring it, you're ordering it! The USPS man usually stops by right after I get a delivery and picks up that days orders!

What's new today? The NEW Studio Calico Documentary line.

New Papers:
New Rubons:
New Stamps:
Don't forget you can save 15% on all orders by entering coupon code MAY2010 during checkout!

Tuesday Tip

I am sure that many of us owns or even collects clear and rubber stamps so for my Tuesday Tip, I would like to encourage you to maximize your stamp usage by using them as embellishments or to personalize your pattern paper.

For this layout, I have used MME Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet paper line. I have used some sentiment stamps on my background paper and stamped randomly. It added a personal touch to the page and gave it a grungy effect.

On this next layout, the leaves were stamped images using Cats Life Press Stamp (available at YSS Store) then cutout individually. Folded in half to add dimension. I have used it as an embellishment to my page.

So bring out those stamps and start using them. It's fun and a cheaper way of personalizing and adding dimension and texture to your page.

Lady Grace

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Markdown

Check out the store this morning for fabulous markdowns!

The Clearance section has all been marked down to 50% off and moved to the FINAL Clearance section. This is your last chance to get some of these products.

With all of these markdowns, that left the 25% CLEARANCE section empty. Since we can't have that, we marked down a bunch of NEW products.

Cats Life Press Stamps are now 25% off
Elles Studio Winter release is now 25% off
Pink Paislee Cupid is now 25% off

Shop early for best selection.

Don't forget you can combine the 15% off coupon code MAY2010 to save even MORE!

Happy Stashing!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2010 Design Team Search

2010 Design Team Search

Its time for us to look for the next 6 Stash Girls! This is for the July-December 2010 term.

2010 has been a good year for us! We introduced a lot of changes this year and we hear you love what we've done. Just a little 'remodeling' around here like:

Brand New Design Team
Guest Designers
New User Gallery - just for you!
Featured Members
And so much more!

So do you want to design for us? We're looking for 6 fresh faces to join us!

The Search begins now. Read below to find out what you need to do to apply for the team. Please make sure you include everything required in your entry. Deadline to apply is June 15th, 2010 Midnight PST.

To Apply:

Email admin (at) with the following:

1. Full Name

2. Country of residence

3. Favorite manufacturers

4. Blog Address

5. Websites/Online communities you are involved with

6. Are you currently on any design teams? Does your other team allow you to be on this team at the same time?

7. Why do you want to design for us? What sets your work apart from everyone else?

8.How long have you been scrapping?

(please note: we will accept people that design for other stores, manufacturers etc. These are just generic questions to help us get to know you better.).

You will also need to attach 3 layouts, 1 card and 1 altered project to the email. Please list the items/techniques that you used. These items do NOT need to be items we sell and can be from any manufacturer. Altered project can be a mini album or altered art.

Your emails should contain all of the above information.

Email us at with any questions.

Duties as a 2010 Stash Designer:

1. Must be able to complete a minimum of 5 layouts/cards and 1 altered project each month.

2. Be able to upload projects by the deadlines each month. (15th and 30th/31st)

3. Write articles on tips, techniques or anything scrapbook related each month for the blog and/or Facebook.

4. Praise customers layouts in the customer gallery.

5. Participate in challenges, sketches etc.

6. Internationals are allowed to enter.

7. Advertise and promote the store.

Designer Benefits

1. You receive store credit for all of the projects you upload each month. (25 points for each layout and card and 50 points for each altered project and mini album.)

2. You also receive a discount for shopping in the store. Any items you purchase will be shipped free with your kit.

3. Term lasts 6 months. January - June and July - December.

4. Once you have been chosen, we will email you the full details, exact discounts and duties.

Good luck and we can't wait to see everyone's work!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Sketch for Friday!

Today I found a really fun sketch from Skissedilla, a Norwegian sketch site with oodles of talent. I am guessing this is a site that many of you are unfamiliar with, and I couldn't wait to share it with you.

My interpretation uses Crate Paper's Pink Plum collection, available in the YSS Store. The letters are from SEI and are also available.

The photo is of my children walking to the park. My daughter, who is 4, took my son's hand to lead him along and instead steered him right into the street! I used the 4 arrows to indicate the four directions of a compass to further play up the idea of being led in the wrong direction.

My journaling reads: As soon as Milena took your hand, she led you straight into the road, Thankfully, she usually does better!

Don't forget to load your take on the sketch into the YSS gallery for a chance to become next month's featured member!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

My New Favorites

My favorites never stay the same for long! They are constantly changing with each new release. So, today I am going to show you what is in my YSS shopping cart right now. I am going to be ordering these (probably today!). They are too cute to pass up.

Jenni Bowlin Butterflies. They come in several colors, but these two especially call to me.

Banners. They work with anything! And the fact that the come with alphabet stickers (my first true love) makes it that much better.

Ok, so go get yours now! Come to think of it, I better order mine right no, before they sell out. :) How about you?

See you tomorrow for Sketch Friday!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NSD Challenge Winners

So this is what happens when you let a cold go too far. You end up on serious medication and bedrest! The store has been on hold while I recover. This what I get for sending the boy to school - viruses. Viri? Whatever, its made its round in this house and its still hanging around.

While I rest up, I've been trying to catch up on all of the Admin stuff that I needed to get done (Like picking winners for the NSD challenges).

Challenge #1 - Post a card or layout based on one of our sketches

Challenge #2 - Scraplift the Design Team

Challenge #3 - Clean your space

Challenge #4 - Create a layout based on a song and use lyrics on your page

Challenge #5 - Create a layout using an old and new picture

And the winners are:

#1 Tinkerbell - Sketch Challenge

#4 kariyava - Song Challenge

#5 Now & Then Challenge - Keely Yowler

Please email admin (at) yourscrapbookstash (dot) com to claim your prize. Thank you everyone for joining us that week!

Great job ladies!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Products and more markdowns....

We were busy again this weekend marking down products for the Monday Markdown. And then the new products hit!

We marked down several hundred items from 25% to 50% adding to the long list of items in the Final Clearance section.

These products are discontinued or seasonal and this will be your last chance to get them.

Now, for the NEW stuff (because I know thats why you're all here!)

Echo Park Paper - Sweet Summertime - Fun new summer themed papers, stickers and journaling cards

Girls Paperie - We've received some of the backordered embellishments

7 Gypsies Printers and Photo trays (black and white)

7 Gypsies Avignon embellishments

Tim Holtz Grunge paper and Sizzix dies

Prima flowers, papers, pebbles, flowers, crystals (Did I mention flowers?)

Jenni Bowlin Playdate papers, butterfly banner stickers, regular banner stickers and fun new butterfly rubons

Cosmo Cricket Delovely - more bright colored papers!


Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies (Embossing plates are on backorder and will ship on 5/31)
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
7 Gypsies 97% Complete Stickers
Clipa Bracelets/Purse holders
Shabby Chic Crafts Journaling Spots

Flower Border Tutorial

A few weeks ago, I was creating a layout with a really large flower. I decided to cut off some of the petals to make if more size-appropriate for my layout, and I refused to throw away the petals. I just had to find a way to use them. So, for a few weeks, they sat in my scrap drawer. Then one day I pulled them out, and today I am going to show you what I did with them!

1. You will need: flower petals, a 12" x 2" strip of cardstock, some lace or ribbon (the store has several great options. The Prima e-Line flowers work great as well, just fold them in half!) and some kind of DRY adhesive.
2. Fold your cardstock in half lengthwise and apply a strip of adhesive along one side (on the inside).
3. Line up your petals along the adhesive.
4. Apply another layer of adhesive on top of the petals.
5. Close and add your lace or ribbon to decorate.
Now you have a beautiful border ready to add to any layout!

Happy crafting!

PS - Make sure to upload your creations to the Gallery for a chance to be chosen as next month's feature member!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Sketch

Here's a fun sketch I made for you to use up two of those 4x6's you got laying around. If you get a chance this weekend we would love to see what you do with the sketch. Have fun and Happy Scrapping!

The Sketch:My example:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

April Featured Member

Last month our featured member from the User Gallery was Sunflower_smurf. She has some amazing pages in her gallery and I love her use of patterned paper and bright colors! I love how she can incorporate so many fun elements on her pages but still make the photos pop! Absolutely amazing! Make sure to check out her gallery for some awesome inspiration! Here are few of my favorite pages of hers:

I had a great time going through her gallery trying to decide which layout to scraplift. If I get the chance I hope to do more. Here are the design teams scraplifts from April.

Carrie:Alyssa:April:Lady Grace:Liz:Wendy:
Thanks for looking and we hope you upload your layouts to the gallery for the chance to be our next featured member and to win some Stash cash!

Stash Faves

Little Letters

I love little alphabet stickers. There are so many that the Your Scrapbook Stash Store offers that sometimes it is hard for me to choose. (I usually just end up getting all of them, lol!) They come in all sorts of shapes, colors, sizes, and fonts. There are many uses for little alphabet stickers too! Such as:
  • Add a description to your photo
  • Make a list
  • Adding extra words to your title that may not fit with bigger letters
  • A fun way to make your title more interesting by using more than 1 medium
  • Highlight words in your journaling
  • Mini Albums (you knew I would say that, didn't you?)
  • Tags and Cards
  • Name tags and place cards
Here are just a few of my favorites (all found in the YSS Store!) Making Memories, Jenni Bowlin (she has circle and square ones), My Minds Eye (new in the Quite Contrary Line), My Little Shoebox (lots of colors) and Cosmo Cricket!

Use them on your next project today and see how much fun they can be!