Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gallery Issues

Please see THIS POST for updates on Gallery issues.

Technique Tuesday


Got scraps??? For today's technique, I will show you a simple way to maximize your scrapbook patterned papers by using your leftover scraps, mainly strips or rectangular pieces. In this project, we will use several pieces of colored patterned papers to produce a woven paper mat that we can use on a layout or a card.

Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of human creativity. Baskets and textiles would not have been possible without weaving. This project will give everyone the experience with working with the basic concept of weaving. The good thing is, we can also apply it to paper crafts!

Basic Materials:
  1. Cut strips of patterned papers from your leftover scraps. Since my example will be for a card, the strip size that I did is 6"x0.5". The number of strips will depend on how big you want your woven matt. (You can always add as you go along)
  2. liquid glue
  3. your basic folded card
  4. other embellishments
Before I started weaving, I distressed all the edges of my paper strips. This will add dimension and details to the project. Use a darker shade of Distress Inks to give the illusion of shadow and depth.

Start weaving, glue each section as you go along to make everything properly settled. You can go as long or as wide as you want too.

Once you have your desired size, just run it through your trimmer to cut the excess sides or you can just leave it as it is to show an unfinished project. That will definitely look great on a layout!

Here is my finished card using the Weaving Technique:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Echo Park Sweet Summertime & Cosm0 Cricket's Delovely
Journaling Card: "CELEBRATE" Elle's Studio Vintage Flashcard
Flower: Prima E Line Flowers - Yellow 300838
Button: GCD Melody Ross Vintage Button
Others from my stash: Fiskar border punch, distress inks, and twine

This items are available on YSS Online Store! Get the chance of saving more money NOW! Use JUNE2010 coupon code to get 20% discount from your total purchase before July 1.

Thanks for dropping by! We would love to see your projects using this technique, share it with us on the Gallery!

** LG **

Monday, June 28, 2010

Store Updates

I have two updates for everyone.

1. Gallery Issues - we know about the gallery issues. There was a security risk with the old version of the gallery so we updated it this weekend. Unfortunately, the new version has some quirks we need to iron out. All of your galleries and layouts are still there but you may not be able to log in. We are working on resolving that. Please send an email using the Contact Us Form and we will work with you to resolve it.

**** UPDATE - We believe the gallery issues to be resolved. Everything should work as it did before but with a different upload tool. This one should be faster than the old one. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know. ****

2. Orders - we are currently filling orders placed on June 25th. During times of special sales we may not be able to meet the 48 hour ship times. Please be patient with us. Your order will still ship out within a reasonable amount of time.

Tuesday Technique posted below.....

Monday Markdown

We have more markdowns to tell you about!

The following lines have been reduced to 25% off:

My Minds Eye Lil' Robots
American Crafts Letterbox
American Crafts Dear Lizzy
American Crafts Botanique
American Crafts Thickers
American Crafts Ribbon

All items are now 25% off. Save an additional 20% off with our June coupon. Enter JUNE2010 during checkout to save an additional 20% off you entire order.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A little late in the month....

But who doesn't like the party to last longer?

We were so busy with the Design Team Search and the Steal Our Stash Sale this month we forgot to introduce our Guest Designer and Featured Member!

Katie Watson

I have been married for 12 years and we have 3 kids and 2 kitties. My husband has been in the Navy for 17 years and we have lived all over the country. All 3 kids were born in different states.

How long have you been scrapping?
I have been scrapping for 7 years.

Favorite Manufacturers?
Maya Road, October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin and Cosmo Cricket.

Products you cannot live without?
Chipboard, gingham, Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Tonic Scissors, Tweezer Bee scrapbooking tweezers (these are my 3rd hand!), Fiskars Finger Tip Razor Knife, Glossy Accents and scallop scissors.

Are you messy or organized?

Do you have a scrap room? Closet? Corner?
I have a scrap's in the process of being purged and organized right now and looks as if a tornado went through it right now.

3 other scrappers/crafters that you follow.

3 random things about you

I have terrible feet and you will never catch me wearing flip flops in public.
I am completely ADD.
I have a wicked sense of humor.

Do you have any other hobbies?

If you could be anywhere right now where would you be?
Nowhere, I am right where I want to be.

Link to Katie's Blog - Hint hint, she giving away some Stash Cash this week!

Our Featured Member this month is Keri Babbitt (Jade in the gallery)
She sent us a fun technique that we'll share on the blog next week!

And check out the side bar for the May Gallery Recap. Lots of bright colors and techniques to get your creativity flowing!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Sketch!

Today I am bringing you a sketch from the talented Liz Chidester:
I interpreted it using Jenni Bowlin's "Playtime."
You can get it all in the store today. Use coupon code June2010 to get 20% off! Upload your take on the sketch to the gallery for a chance to be chosen as next month's feature member. Our feature member receives some Stash Cash to spend in the store, and a feature on the YSS blog!

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thrift Shop!

Remember how 6 weeks ago I told you that I constantly have new favorites? Well, here we go again. I haven't ever really used much October Afternoon, but this new collection, Thrift Shop, has pulled me right in. :) I love the vintage feel and the many details. There are so many possibilities for this line!

Get yours in the store right now, and don't forget that you can use coupon code JUNE2010 to save 20% off your entire order, even this brand new collection!

Join me here tomorrow for a sketch!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wall Hanging Tips

Hi! It's Alyssa again, back with another tips and tricks post. Today I am bringing you a wall hanging made with Cosmo Cricket "DeLovely." It is so pretty and available in the store.

To create this hanging, which is 6"x 6", I took a page out of a scalloped chipboard album and painted the edges. Then I layered on the embellishments and this was the result:

Now, I have 4 more pages from this little chipboard album, so I think more projects are in store. For example, what about a welcome sign for my front door? Or a sign with a quote for over my desk? The possibilities are endless!

When you are ready to make yours, check out the "albums" section of the store for several great options for your wall hangings. The best part: for the cost of one mini album, you get several pages, and thus several decor pieces! Feel free to use my project as a "sketch" for yours. Just upload it to the gallery so I can see what you made. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Design Team and Sponsor!

This is the post you've been waiting for.

The New Design Team for the second half of 2010.

And they are:
International Stash Girls

April Yap - Singapore

US Stash Girls

We have over 300 applications this time which is the highest number ever. Thank you ALL for trying out for this team. It was hard to narrow it down to 6 but we finally did. Last Friday, I started with 15 girls. I narrowed it down to 12 by dinner time. After forcing myself to eat something, I went through them once more and picked the final 6.

Here are the other 6 girls. (Click on their names to see their blogs!)

We are also sponsoring the Inspired Blueprints Blog this time around. Stop on over to see their sketches and get inspired.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Winners of the Stash Cash from this blog

So sorry, we forgot to post the winners from this blog. Since April Yap does not have a blog, she used this one as her blog for the week. Here are the three winners from her posts.

We chose 2 winners from this post

Scrapamum said...

Love the paper clips!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Adrienne Pierce said...

SSSSSSSOOOOOOOO about to try that! My hubby is bringing home paper clips for me!

and 1 winner from this post.

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Wow! What a great idea. Now I'm off to go dig out my glossy accents!

Thanks for the chance to win, and the tip!

If this is you, send an email to admin (at) yourscrapbookstash (dot) com to claim your Stash Cash!

And we have selected the new Design Team. Emails have gone out. If you applied, please check your inboxes! We'll make the official announcement on Monday morning.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Still trying to choose....

Emails will go out today to ladies, stalk your inboxes. I've got some great people in the final 15!

For now, some new paper to make you smile.

Echo Park - Walk in the Park

This will arrive on Monday so get your orders in now! Their last line flew off our shelves so we made sure to order extra this time.

They even made their cute stickers even CUTER! Is that possible? Hey, when you're talking about tiny alphas, you get cute overload!

I'll post a fun sketch tomorrow!

Pardon the silence.....

We are knee deep in over 300 Design Team applications. We're slowly going through them and looking at all of the amazing work you sent in.

And your blogs.

I'm loving the blogs!

For now, enjoy the mid-month galleries.

Also, there are a few unclaimed gift certificates from the Blog Hop last week. Check each of our blogs to see if you were a winner!(Links to the blogs are on the sidebar)

Mid Month Gallery

Don't forget about the 20% off code for June (JUNE2010). Keep checking the NEW section of the store. We received in some backordered items and some new items. (Hint Hint - more October Afternoon is here!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just a reminder to check out all the other gals blogs to see if you were a winner during the blog hop! Happy Wednesday!

Lady Grace:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Technique - Trash to Treasure....Ewww to New....

Whatever you want to call it. I went trash digging this week. Well, not really. It was in our recycle bin. And this idea is definitely not new but its been on my To Do list for a while!

I pulled out the package for the Ghiradelli Chocolate squares. (Love these!)

I needed a cute wrapping idea for a Birthday Gift this month and I used it as a template.

First, I carefully pulled it apart. Its going to rip and have some sticky parts so just be careful in the next step.

Next, flatten it out the best you can. It won't be perfect but it doesn't need to be. This package is slightly larger than the 12x12 paper. Its about 10x12.5 when its flattened out. Don't worry. When you are ready to glue it, that extra 1/2 inch won't matter!

Lay it down over your paper and trace around it loosely. Again, don't worry about being perfect. You're going to fold it up.

Once its traced, cut it with your trimmer. Use a scoring knife or a craft knife to score and cut the folds marked on the bag.

You can then fold it up the same way as the original bag using that as inspiration.

Glue the tabs on the bottom and the one tab on the side and decorate! I'll be adding a special tag later and attaching it using the Bakers Twine. You can also use ribbon to tie it shut. The umbrella is a sticker from the Echo Park paper line, Sweet Summertime and so is the paper I made the bag from.
Try this with some packaging you have laying around.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tomorrow is the last day!

June 15th is the absolute last day to get your Design Team applications emailed to us.

You can view all of the details HERE.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Sketch and Stash Dash Final Day

Hello everyone! We all LOVE Friday, don't we!! Today I am especially excited because we will be leaving for Bali tomorrow!!! Wooohoooo!

I am going to share another fun sketch (#48) from Inspired Blueprints ( with you!

Here is my take on the sketch:

I just love Cosmo Cricket, and had fun combinding Material Girl with Joy Ride.

Don't forget to check out the other girls blogs for more chances to win. Today is the last day of the blog hop so hurry for your chance to win more! And make sure you leave a comment on the previous posts this week for your chance to win here.

Lady Grace:

By: April

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stash Faves

Ranger Glossy Accents and a giveaway

Yes, this is the go-to product nowadays when I am creating! I love using it to brighten accents and to add dimensional effect. This is a great product with no mess, and dries to a hard, clear, shiny finish.

Here is a little fun project that I am going to share with you today, using the Glossy Accents.

These are the items that you will need:

1) cut-out from pp (mine is from American Crafts)
2) button tied with thread
3) mini cloth peg
4) Ranger Glossy Accents

It is really simple. All you have to do is to apply a layer of Glossy Accents onto the butterfly and place the button on top, let dry. You will get a pretty butterfly accent, and adhere it onto the mini peg. You can even adhere it on the paper clip using hot glue.

These are the finished projects, aren't they cute? Hope you have fun creating your own using the Glossy Accents!

Want to win a $10 Gift Certificate? Leave a comment here by June 11(Friday), and we will pick a lucky winner on June 12.

Don't forget to check out the other girls blogs here for more chances to win!

Lady Grace:

By April

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Tip and Giveaway!

Flower Paper Clip

Do you still remember these paper clips from Making Memories? I found them while I was packing my stash, and I was inspired to come up with my own flower paper clips.

This is really simple and fast.

1) Punch out a circle scallop from thick pp.

2) Embellished with stickers and butterfly (I added Glossy Accents onto the butterfly to dimensionalized it, now it looks like gel sticker).

3) Use hot glue to adhere the paper clip to the back of the circle scallop.

4) Adhere the round pp on top to cover the paper clip.

Voila! You get a pretty flower paper clip.

There are so many fun ways to embellish the flower.

I am going to make lots of this for this year's Teachers' day. You can also use it on layouts, cards and other projects. My kids love using them as bookmarks.

Now it is time for my very first giveaway! Leave a comment here by June 11 (Friday) to win a $10 Gift Certificate from YSS. We will pick a lucky winner on June 12.

Also don't forget to visit the other girls blogs here for more giveaways!

Lady Grace:

By April

Monday, June 7, 2010

Blog Hop! And Giveaways!

Today kicks off our first design team blog hop! I hope you join us in the fun and it gets your scrapping mojo in high gear. The best part is each design team member is giving away 3 -$10 stash cash certificates! Now times that by 7 and you get 21 chances at winning. All you have to do is stay tuned this week to all the blogs, make sure to leave a comment or whatever else they might ask and check back later this week to see if you are a WINNER! Each Design team member will be highlighting their favorite layouts from the DT Gallery over the last 5 months. Their will even be tips, techniques and lots of other fun ideas to get you inspired to scrap! So head on over to the girls blogs and start checking out the fun today. Have fun and Good luck!

Lady Grace:

Today I would like to share with you some of my favorite layouts by the other girls on the design team. It took me awhile but I narrowed it down to 1 from each. Leave a comment telling me your favorite and I will pick one lucky winner to win the first $10 stash cash. You have until June 11th and the winner will be drawn on Saturday, June 12th.

Alyssa - cheeky fellow

Carrie - 4 months

Erica - Legoland

LG - bloom

Liz - Hey Funky Bro

Wendy - shh!

Don't forget to check out all the fun on the other designers blogs and make sure to enter their giveaways for more Stash Cash! Blog hop lasts until this Friday, June 11th.

Also Design team search ends June 15th. If you want the chance to be on the next Stash Team make sure to get your entry in next week. For more details check here.

We're sponsoring Scrap It With A Song this week. They've posted a fun song and a challenge. If you play along let us know!

By April

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Sketch

Hello everyone!!! Weekend is here again! Ready for some scrapping.

I bring you a sketch from Pencil Lines ... a wonderful sketch site I love.
This sketch comes from Hege Lundquist, an amazing scrapper.

Sketch #189 from Pencil Lines

Here's my interpretation for this sketch.

I used 1 photo instead of 2 and change some elements around.

Supplies used:
Prima Flight of Fancy papers
Prima Watercolor Glitter Chipboards.
American Craft Thickers
(all available at YSS store)

Remember you can link your layout here for a chance to win some prizes.
And your LO can do double duty. Go to the Pencil Lines blog and email them your LO.
Have fun!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stash Fave

Hello scrappers, are you ready for some eye candy.
I am totally going ga-ga over the new Prima which is in store now!

I have to agree that this time, the Prima Papers are totally gorgeous....
very easy to use..... colorful are vibrant......... there are beautiful motifs to cut
Here's my fave collection: Strawberry Kisses.

And I can imagine pairing them up with these plain white flowers.
We can spray some mists to match the papers, we can emboss with new colors,
ink them with distress inks.... the possibililties are endless.

Here are some of my fave:

Here's 1 LO which I did using Strawberry Kisses "Summer Picnic"...
lovely shade of pink and brown.

So happy stashing with these Prima. Check out the store now!!!