Prints On Canvas

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Sketch

It's Friday and I've got a new sketch for you. Here's the sketch I designed:

And here's my layout based on the sketch:

Remember there's a Sketch Contest going on right now. Simply create a new layout based on any of our sketches in the gallery or on our blog and upload it to our gallery. To be considered for the contest you must link your layout back to the following blog post: Details of Sketch Contest.

Good luck!


CHA Giveaway, Day 5

We have the final question of the week for you today! Are you ready?

Here it is: What is your favorite line of all time? You know what I mean, that line that for you, will NEVER go out of style... and you will still love it in 5 years when it's not in stores anymore.

To be entered to win todays Cash, answer today's question by Saturday night, July 31st, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will all be announced on Monday, August 2nd.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stash Faves

Some of my favourites at Your Scrapbook Stash are the fabulous Tim Holtz dies from Sizzix. I like the Bigz dies because they can cut through most material; from chipboard, to plastic, to felt and even paper. :) And once you've cut out your shape, you can alter them using paints, mists, inks... anything you can lay your hands on.

Here are a couple of my favourite dies:

Here's a flower I created using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die:

Have fun shopping, and keep a watch out for all the new CHA products YSS is ordering in. And don't forget about the sketch challenge going on now. Details here.


CHA Giveaway, Day 4

Today begins the last day of CHA. The SuperShow begins tomorrow! We'll be on our way home soon, but in the meantime, we have another question for you.

As you know, each day this week we have some Stash Cash (Gift Certificates) to give away. To be entered to win todays Cash, answer today's question by Saturday night, July 31st, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will all be announced on Monday, August 2nd.As you know, each day this week we have some Stash Cash (Gift Certificates) to give away. To be entered to win todays Cash, answer today's question by Saturday night, July 31st, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will all be announced on Monday, August 2nd.

Today's question: When you like a line, what is your must have embellishment? Do you HAVE to have the brads? Or does the alpha always grab you? Or do you just order it all? What is the one thing you know you will order ... because you can't ever resist?


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHA update

*** Special note: all orders placed this week receive double frequent shopper points. Orders must be placed no later than midnight Saturday 7/31). You can save 20% off your entire order, receive free shipping and get a free gift! See the sidebar for more information.***

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your comments on the posts this week. I love knowing what you're looking forward to seeing. Now that we've seen it ALL in person, I feel confident in backing the products we ordered.

Want a little preview?

Okay...... (Lets go in alphabetical order)

7 Gypsies - more fun papers AND alterable trays

Basic Grey - Look for preorders on the newest lines (Curio and Marjolaine ship in October). Wander and Jovial ship in October (along with some of the new Basics items)

Bella Blvd - 6 new lines from Bella. Stephanie, the owner, really outdid herself this time. We took a few classes using their products and we're definitely bella Girls now! Lines ship in August, September and October.

Coredinations Cardstock - More new embossed cardstock is on the way! Graphic 45 now has a matching cardstock line

Cosmo Cricket - Cosmo is one of our favorite lines. I was a little unsure of some of their lines but once I saw them in person, my support of Cosmo continues. Their new lines are ALL adorable. They have some new Tiny Type letters with this release that are clear stickers. Once applied to your project, they look like a rubon.

Crate Paper - you'll see all 3 new lines in stock. Yes, we ordered EXTRA Restoration because we know this one is going to sell out!

Echo Park - Okay, this company is a NEW favorite of ours. These are great papers to work with. They released 3 new lines. 1 Halloween and 2 Christmas. There is a vintage Christmas and a BRIGHT Christmas. True Echo Park Christmas papers.

Fancy Pants - We're excited to announce the return of Fancy Pants to the store! You're going to love the new releases.
Girls Paperie - Toil & Trouble and Tinsel & Twig - Margie did it again! I love this woman!

Glitz Designs - We're also bringing back Glitz Designs! Their 3 new releases are awesome!

Graphic 45 - Yummy new Halloween lines as well as their usual vintage papers in the Steampunk line.

Hambly - look for some fun new stuff from Hambly!

Jenni Bowlin - LOTS of new JBS products will show up in the store this month! and yes, we ordered her new ink pads! (Please let us know if you are interested in any of her other ink products. They are scheduled to ship at the end of August.)

Jillibean Soup - expect all of the new Soup lines on our 'menu' this fall. I wanted to steal the corrugated alphas off the booth wall! And don't get me started on the new canvas stars!

Kaisercraft - We know you all love things to alter so look out for some fun new wood products from Kaiser.

Lily bee - All three new lines from Lily Bee will be here in September!

May Arts - How many ribbon junkies do we have here?

Maya Road - This company needs no introduction or cheerleading. They did it again with this release. More fun chipboard pieces, albums, MISTS and ribbon.

October Afternoon - all I have to say is YUM! The school line has been expanded, a camping line and a vintage family line.

Pink Paislee - The new Parisian Anthology line just begs to be inked, misted, distressed. Lots of fun, fun, fun products in this line!

Prima - another company that needs no build up.....

Punky Sprouts - Okay, the name should tell you everything you need to know about them! Their mini albuns are all made in the US from recycled materials. They are mixed media albums in several cool shapes. Canvas, acrylic, chipboard and corrugated pages make up each of these fun albums. You can make some of the cutest banners with them too!

Tim Holtz - look for more inks, dies and other things from Tim Holtz.

Sassafras Lass - I walked into their booth and saw a wall full of the Sass that I love. The fun colors and patterns are back! Indie Girl is already in the store (we placed a reorder at the show). Mix & Mend is our other favorite!

Scrap Happy - more on this company later. You're going to LOVE this stuff!

Studio Calico - Its no secret that I love SC. They went over and above my expectations with this release. Their veneer pieces have the coolest woodgrain look to them. Its enhanced with the mists. I could have packed myself up in their booth and shipped myself back to their warehouse!

Unity stamps - I made some new friends in this booth. I'm looking forward to my first shipment from Unity

Websters - Lots of Websters will be in the store later this year!

We R Memory Keepers - We've had our eye on this company for a while. Look for some fun new paper lines AND the new Sew Easy products.

I hope that makes you all very happy to see. After reading through your comments I wanted to add:

The following lines are already available in the store:

Basic Grey Oliver/Olivia (our shipment arrived this week so all pre-orders will ship out when we return)

Sassafras Lass Indie Girl

Mists/Inks/Paints - You will be able to find some of your favorite companies in the next few months. Smooch, Shimmerz, Studio Calico Mists, Tattered Angels, Maya Road, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz.....)


We wanted to remind everyone that we DO have a Special Order program.

If there is a larger item that you want to order, please let us know.

We are currently ordering the following for customers:

Making Memories Slice/Slice Cards/tools etc
Copic Markers
Teresa Collins Stampmaker
I-top/I-Rock (supplies)
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Pink ATG Gun
Border Punches
Martha Stewart Tools

CHA Giveaway, Day 3

It's here, it's here! The show is underway, and we have already been to all of our favorite booths, selecting all the best stuff to bring to you. Can't wait? We can't either!

As you know, each day this week we have some Stash Cash (Gift Certificates) to give away. To be entered to win todays Cash, answer today's question by Saturday night, July 31st, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will all be announced on Monday, August 2nd.

Today's question: Which new release tools look like must-haves to you?


PS- Don't forget to answer Monday and Tuesdays questions to be entered to win those also!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CHA Giveaway, Day 2

The show has begun, and so has our search for tons of fun stuff to bring to the YSS store so YOU can get your hands on it!

As you know, each day this week we have some Stash Cash (Gift Certificates) to give away. To be entered to win today's Cash, answer today's question by Saturday night, July 31st, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will all be announced on Monday, August 2nd.

Todays Question: What is your favorite art medium (mist, ink, paint, etc). What art mediums would you like to see in our store?


PS- Don't forget to answer yesterday's question, found below this one!

PSS- Check out our Facebook page to see photos of some of the things we are collection to give away... Add your comments to these questions and you JUST MIGHT win some of those goodies too!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Playing with alcohol inks

Hello! This is Sue here, sharing a how-to on using alcohol inks.

I picked up a little tin case from the dollar shop and thought I'd alter it using some alcohol inks. Some of us may be a little apprehensive about using alcohol ink for the first time, but it's really simple. And fun. Let's get going on the mini tutorial.

What you need is a couple of alcohol inks and an ink applicator, and of course your alterable:

Drip a couple of drops of alcohol ink onto the applicator. I used three colours here - Pesto, Raisin and Copper. Make sure the different colours aren't overlapping, otherwise you may end up with a brown mess. :)

Now for the fun part. Simply pounce your applicator on your tin. Don't drag it. Cover up your tin as much or as little as you like. It took just a matter of seconds and I had my tin all inked up. I like the marbled, almost batik look the alcohol ink gave the tin.

Now all that's left is for you to decorate the tin to your heart's desire. And here's my final product, my lovely altered tin:

Have a go at altering something and share your finished product with us on the YSS gallery. And don't forget about the Sketch contest that we have going on right now through to August 15th. More details here.

Have a great scrapping week. :)

CHA Giveaway, Day 1

Tomorrow begins Summer CHA in Chicago! We are there now, scouring the show floor for the best of the best to bring you in the upcoming months.

As you know, each day this week we have some Stash Cash (Gift Certificates) to give away. To be entered to win todays Cash, answer today's question by Saturday night, July 31st, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will all be announced on Monday, August 2nd.

Todays question: What is your favorite sneak peek? Yes, you have to choose just one!

Can't wait to hear what you think!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Monday Markdown....on a Sunday!

Since this week is all dedicated to CHA and the new arrivals on the blog, we decided to post the Monday Markdown a day early!

Enjoy and Happy Stashing!

Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk - 25% off
7 Gypsies Avignon and Venice - 25% off
Lily Bee Hello Sunshine and Lovely - 25% off
Shabby Chic Crafts - 25% off
Girls Paperie - 25% off
Crate Paper Brook, Paper Doll and Pink Plum - 25% off

Remember to use your July coupon code to save even more! Take an additional 20% off the SALE prices and 20% off all new arrivals.

Enter JULY2010 during checkout to save off your entire order!

Don't forget the Gallery Contest that ends on August 15th. We'll be picking random winners just for participating and then the Design Team will choose one winner from all of the entries. Register for your Gallery Account now and start uploading. Make sure you link your layout to the blog post for credit and a chance to win!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

CHA Week FUN!!

It's the weekend! Monday starts Summer CHA weekend, and we have a lot of fun planned for you! Beginning Monday, we will be having giveaways each day! All you will need to do is visit us, and answer the days question to be entered to win. We will be asking for your thoughts about various sneak peeks, and your comments will help determine what you see coming to the YSS store over then next few weeks! Pretty cool, huh?! :)

See you Monday for the first question! In the meantime, don't forget to enter our sketch contest, found HERE. You can use any of the YSS sketches from our gallery or blog to enter. You MUST link your creation to the BLOG POST to be entered to win the Stash Cash Giveaway.

Happy Stashing!

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's time to play...

Hello, ladies! It is Friday, and time to play with another sketch! Today I am going to share a new sketch from Inspired Blueprints( Here is my take on the fun sketch:
"She loved Kuta"
Using my fave stash - Making Memories' Panorama and Girls' Paperie's On Holiday, of course! Grab them before they fly off the shelves! Use coupon code July2010 to save 20% off everything!

Remember to upload your take on the sketch to the gallery for a chance to be chosen as next month's feature member! Your interpretations also count towards our big sketch contest, so you should also link to THIS POST to be entered to win the Stash Cash up for grabs!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Making Memories Panorama & Girl's Paperie

I am loving Making Memories' Panorama products and Girls' Paperie's On Holiday diecuts! They are perfect for all my getaways' layouts and projects. Look what I had created with them, in one Saturday!

1) 'B' for Bali
2) He
3) June

Check out the store for these fabulous products, and remember to use our July code for saving of 20% off your entire purchase.

Happy stashing!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Facebook Contest, Gallery Contest and CHA updates

CHA is less than a week away! We're so excited to see all of the new releases and fun tools out there!

Stop by all week next week for some CHA fun!

For those of you who've been around during CHA weeks, you know we have prizes and giveaways. So bookmark the blog and stop by everyday!

We're even giving stuff away on Facebook! Join us on the Facebook page and become a fan. For every 100 fans we reach, we'll do a giveaway!

Alyssa will be highlighting all the fun this weekend to get you pumped up!

For now, you can enjoy discounted prices on EVERYTHING in the store! Thats right! Its all on sale!

Older product is 25-75% off! Save an additional 20% off your order when you use the July coupon code JULY2010 during checkout. That saves you 20% off all NEW releases.

Don't forget the Gallery Contest we have going on now until August 15th. Make sure you upload your layouts to the gallery and then post the link HERE. (Click to go to original post).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Luggage Tags with April

We all love vacation, don't we! And I really love making luggage tags for all our luggage. They are personalized, unique, and most of all, FUN!! I am going to share a simple luggage tag here, using Making Memories' Panorama.

1) Cut out a tag from patterned paper.
2) Adhered some scraps (from the previous projects) on the lower portion of the tag and inked the edges.
3) Adhered flowers with brad, and a corrugated alpha beside it.
4) Cut out rub-on and applied on the top.

5) Slot the tag into the clear holder, and punched a hole at the upper corner.
6) Finished with ball chain and trims.
I love how fast and easy it is, and at the same time, using up the bits and pieces of scraps just made me very happy!

Hope that you have fun creating the tags, for yourself, or even for friends who love travelling!

Don't forget to enter our sketch contest in THIS POST!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Markdown

Ready for more markdowns?

This week:

Hero Arts Wood Mounted Stamps - 25% off
Jillibean Soup Old World Cabbage Stew - 25% off
Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle - 25% off
Jillibean Soup Egg Drop Soup - 25% off
Jillibean Soup new England Clam Chowder - 25% off
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alphas - 25% off
Jillibean Soup Canvas Flowers - 25% off
Jillibean Soup Alpha Stickers - 25% off
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety - 25% off
Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride - 25% off
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - 25% off
Cosmo Cricket Chipboard Alphas - 25% off
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type - 25% off
My Little Shoebox Tiny Alphas - 25% off
Elle's Studio 2010 Calendars and Journaling tags 25% off

All items are now added to the SALE section of the store. Use the July coupon code to save an additional 20% off these items! Enter JULY2010 during checkout to save.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sassafras Lass Indie Girl Update

We received this line on Friday. We will be shipping out all of the pre-orders that were placed this weekend.

If you haven't ordered this line yet....DO IT! The colors and patterns in this paper are classic Sassafras - and its going fast! We've already sold through our second re-order if this line.

And if you haven't checked out the Friday Sketch, scroll down to see what Heidi did with the Graphic 45 papers. This layout is AMAZING!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Sketch

It's Friday, so let's get a little sketchy!! Here is one that I made for you all, using Photoshop Elements.
(I adore this program!)

I hope you like it, it has been quite sometime since I have created a sketch!
And here is my layout... I used Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman and Honey Thickers from my DT box, both which I LOVE.

Complimented by an old beaded necklace of mine, and some Prima goodness, I love how I was able to pretty up the manly collection. These gorgeous papers are in stock now, so go get your hands on them and get scrapping!

xx Heidi

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Me, oh, Maya!

I have just recently discovered my love for all things chipboard. I will confess that I have many pieces lying around my scrap room, just waiting for me to show them a little creative love.... but until recently, I have done nothing with them. Why, I haven't a clue.

They can be painted, crackled, inked, and distressed. They can be covered in paper,and mod-podged under paper for added detail and dimension. They are incredibly simple, amazing, creative embellishments.

In the Your Scrapbook Stash store I have found many chipboard items that I want, and here are a few of my faves, waiting in my current shopping cart to be purchased.

(Maya Road Chipboard Keychain - Nature)
(Maya Road Chipboard Keychain - Tags)
(Maya Road Chipboard Keychain - Dinos)
And this last one.... I ADORE!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this.
(Maya Road Chipboard Album - Birdcage)
What interesting things have you done with your chipboard lately? What? You don't have any chipboard? You had better go on over to the store... these are all ON SALE RIGHT NOW!!

xx Heidi

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sketch Contest!!!

Are you ready for a contest? I am! I am already excited to see all of the beautiful creations I know you are going to make. Here is the info:

Deadline: August 15th, 11:59pm PST

Prizes: 2 random entries will win $10 in Stash Cash. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $25 in Stash Cash. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by our DT and will not be eligible for the random prize drawing.

How to win: Upload your newly created (after July 13th) projects using any of the sketches in the YSS Gallery (or on our blog) to the YSS gallery, and link your creations to this post. The following types of projects are eligible: altered items, layouts, mini albums, cards, and tags.

The fine print: You may enter only once in each category (ex: you may enter only one layout, but you may also enter one card, one tag, etc.) Projects must also use at least one item found in the YSS store. Please let us know which sketch inspired you when you upload. Sketches posted between now and the deadline are also fine to use. (Heidi will be posting an awesome one on Friday!)

Ok, so what are you waiting for? :) Please use Mr. Linky below to link your entries. The random winners will be chosen from only those entries linked here. Feel free to ask any questions... and HAVE FUN! :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

June Gallery Recap

To see the individual Galleries, click on their names:

Wendy Lots of fun Prima!

Carrie Echo Park Sweet Summertime (the first of three great lines form Echo Park!)

Liz How about some Studio Calico and Lily Bee?

Alyssa Some DElicious projects from Alyssa using Cosmo Crickets DeLovely line

LG Some vintage October Afternoon and more Crate Paper

April More Echo Park, Delovely and My Minds Eye

Beadtastic Tuesday

Today I am going to show you how to make paper beads. This is definitely not a new trick, but one that you can use over and over again, customizing them for whatever you are creating.

I used two Graphic 45 collections here, A Proper Gentleman and On the Boardwalk. (Both are available in the store now!) First, cut long, skinny triangles - making the widest side the width you would like your bead. I made mine to be about 1 inch wide at the base.

Now you need to roll them up, while gluing them at the same time. This can be done a couple of different ways. The first is to soak them in a half water, half glue, solution. This method will create much thinner beads. The second method is what I have done here...

I used liquid adhesive, somewhat liberally, squirting down the length of the triangle. Then I began rolling the paper, at the widest side, towards the teeny point. As you can see in the picture below, adhesive begins to build up and roll with you, slightly squirting out the sides. You will get a tad sticky, but I have found this is the best method because you can smooth the adhesive over all the paper as you go, eliminating the need for sealing at the end.

When you get to the end, hold tightly for a few seconds. If you have used an adhesive that isn't quick drying, you might have to hold just a bit longer.

These are how my beads turned out...I finished my own with some Maya Mist and Distress Ink.

I hope this was a fun reminder, of an old technique that you can use on some of your future projects! (A few of these beads will be showing up as embellishments on a layout later this month...)

xx Heidi

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Markdown

Another week closer to CHA Summer and another week of markdowns!

This week, you'll find Graphic 45 Perfect Gentleman and My Minds Eye Quite Contrary all 25% off.

Look for these lines and others in the SALE section!

All papers and embellishments are on sale for these lines!

Also, we received a partial shipment from Sassafras Lass. We have the papers and whimsies in stock for the new Indie Girl line. The rest of the embellishments and paper kits will ship out this week. If you ordered something from this new line, we will begin shipping it out to you this week.

***Remember, we now accept Paypal payments on orders! ***

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Sketch!

This week I have a newly created sketch for you. I now am the proud owner of Photoshop Elements, but I still don't know how to create a sketch with it. I have been working diligently learning the different features of the programs, so hopefully by the next time I bring you a sketch it won't be hand-drawn anymore! :)

I used October Afternoon's Fly A Kite line for this layout... you can get it on sale in the store today. Use coupon code July2010 to save 20% off everything!

Upload your take on the sketch to the gallery for a chance to be chosen as next month's feature member!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Oliver and Olivia are here...

Today I have two fun new collections to show you. They were just added to the store, and they are just about the cutest things ever. Meet Oliver and Olivia:

How about that? I just love what BasicGrey has created in these two darling collections, and I am sure you will too. I won both paper packs recently, and you can bet I will be ordering all the coolest embellishments to go with them! Check them out in the store now!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

NEW Arrivals!

Check out the NEW section today! Some fun new products to play with!

Junes Featured Member

In June, we featured Keri Babbitt.

She sent us a little tutorial on how to make a fun page!


1. To make custom flower accents, I cut out two separate scallops from the Prima lace and pinched and adhered them behind each vintage flower.

2. For a richer range of misted color, I layered three different hues of orange spray ink over the mask.
3. I replaced some of the words in my journaling with the Tiny Type alphabet from Cosmo Cricket...I love how each letter is a slightly different size!

4. I pleated crepe paper strips and sandwiched them between the two cardstock backgrounds for some fun dimension.

5. I used a punch to cut out the "You Make Me Happy" title from some of the Cosmo Cricket paper.

To see more of her awesome work, check out her BLOG and her Stash Gallery!

Want to be a Featured Member for us? Upload your original work to our User Gallery. Each month, the Design Team looks for one person to highlight! You'll be featured on the blog and receive a prize pack and $10.00 in Stash Cash to use in the store.