Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Are You Ready to Smooch?

Today I am going to get Smoochy with you. :) Smooch is a "is a pigmented, pearlized paint" and comes in a beautiful collection of colors. It comes in those cute little nail polish bottles, and does somewhat mimic the consistency of nailpolish as it is thinner than your normal acrylic paints. That being said, however, unlike nail polish - Smooch can be moved around like a normal paint. I love using it to enhance all sorts of projects because it can be used on virtually anything. A few ideas for you...

STAMPING: Simply paint your smooch onto your desired stamp, not too heavy, and then stamp your image. Clean-up is simple if you wipe the stamp quickly afterwards with a rag or paper towel. Then use your normal stamp cleaning method, no heavy duty cleaners needed!

FABRIC: Use a light hand when painting on fabric, because the color will bleed. I like to stamp using StazOn ink first, and then filling the image in, or use it like I did below, coloring in patterned ribbon.

GLASS or ACRYLIC: Again, I like to stamp with StazOn here, and then fill in. Using Smooch on glass does take a bit longer to dry, but the effects can be really cool. For a more stained glass appearance, use a light coat. For a thicker, more opaque appearance, use several coats while drying inbetween so that you maintain consistency in the color. 

METAL: It takes a bit to dry on metal, but the overall effect can be really beautiful... for example, take a peek at this close-up from my "Begins and Ends" layout for YSS this month. 

A few more ideas for using that smooch...
WOOD: Smooch can truly enhance the wood color for a fun, quirky, or natural look. Since wood is porous, you may have to use several coats in order to achieve a rich hue, if that is the look you are going for.

POLYMER CLAY: Bake your clay first, so that you don't get any bubbling during the baking process, and then paint just like you would with an other paints. Seal if desired!

WATERCOLOR PAPER: What fun this is! You can either water the Smooch paint down for a lighter version, or use as is.

The possibilities are endless with Smooch because it can be built up for vibrancy, or simply a thin enhancement! So go on and get Smoochy... it is SO MUCH FUN!

xx Heidi

Sunday, August 29, 2010

August Featured Member

I almost forgot to post about Augusts Featured Member.

Krystle Thomas

I am married, no kids.

Favorite Manufacturer Basic Grey

Products you cannot live without Pretty patterned paper!

Messy or organized scrapper? Messy. Very Messy!

Scrap room, corner, closet? I have a scrap room but I tend to scrap all over the house!

3 other scrappers/crafters that you admire

My sister Nicole, who has a great minimalistic style

My sister Rachel, who is very artsy (she doesn't have a blog but you can see her gallery here

Gabrielle Pollacco, who is so shabby chic

3 random things about you I am an in-door girl, I scrap my niece so often that people think she is my daughter, and I spend all of my free time (and money!) scrapbooking!

Link to Krystle's Blog

Link to her Stash Gallery

Thanks Krystle! Want to be the next featured member? Make sure you're uploading to the User Gallery.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Sketch!

It is my turn for this challenge again! And you are right, it is another fun sketch from Inspired Blueprints, lol! This is sketch #54, and here is my take:
Lots of fun goodies here, diecuts, doillies, transparency, flowers, stickers, baker's twine...Check out the YSS store for these fun products, and remember to use our August code for saving of 20% off your entire purchase.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Who Wants Some Sass?

I am so in-love with the new colors of Sassafras' Indie Girl, and I know that I am not alone. Besides the sweet patterned papers, I couldn't stop myself from getting more flag banners, paper whimsies, glittered alpha stickers and the pretty cardstock stickers! Really, I can never say 'no' to Sassafras, LOL!

Sharing with you here are some layouts and altered projects that I created with the fabulous line.

1) layout "be glad of life"
2) layout "you make me laugh"

3) mini book "my bags"
4) mini book "sweet life"
5) altered photo frame "bliss"
6) altered note book
There are two new lines in the "pre-order" section, isn't that exciting? Can't wait for them to ship!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gallery Update

I just took a few minutes and went through the Gallery. I love seeing all of the creative projects in there.

If you have a minute, go check out the Design Team Gallery. They are starting to post to their August galleries.

Our Guest Designer for August has posted a few. Check out Rhonda's gallery here.

Want to see what your fellow scrappers have uploaded lately? Check out the User Gallery. Its open to everyone to upload. Just create an account today and start uploading.

Did you know you can leave comments and vote for layouts in the gallery? Leave some love and let people know what you like about their ideas!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Misting and Masking...

Hi! April here with some fun misting and masking tips today.

Yes, this is something I can do again and again, and again. Simply because it is so FUN! Today I am going to share the fun with you, using Maya Road mist and chipboard keychain.

1) Take out the chipboards from the ball-chain, and arrange them on the cardstock. Here I chose to play with Basics from Basic Grey.
2) Hold the bottle about 6" above the cardstock, and start spraying over the chipboards. To add more fun, you can unscrew the cap, hold it and splatter the mist a bit here and there.
3) Let dry, then remove the chipboards.
4) Now you have a custom-made patterned paper.
5) You can use these chipboards as masking again, arranging them in different ways, and using different colors too. I love the misted chipboards which can be used on other projects.
Here is the layout that I created using my new patterned paper. There are many new mist colors in store, hope you have fun playing with the chipboards and mist too!
Don't forget to enter our two ongoing contests. Info is HERE.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Pink ATG Gun and Refills

This is available for Special Order. Its listed in the store in the NEW section and under adhesives.
See post below for Monday Markdown and other announcements.

BIG Monday Markdown

Please excuse the silence.

We are buried under:

Newly arriving products

Companies calling for our credit card so they can ship our orders


Filling orders

So please bear with us as we work through all of this in the coming week. Most products are shipping in August and September so you will see the products flooding the NEW section of the store each week.

To make room for all of the new arrivals in the store and the warehouse, we marked down a LARGE chunk of products.

Prima - all CHA Winter releases are now 25% off (this includes all of the e.commerce flowers.)
Jillibean Soup - Summer Squash 25% off
Girls Paperie Embellishments - 25% off
7 Gypsies - 25% off
Echo Park Sweet Summertime 25% off
Studio Calico Documentary, Rubons and Stamps - 25% off

Don't forget to use your August coupon code during checkout. Enter AUGUST2010 to save 20% off your ENTIRE order (this includes all new arrivals and pre-orders).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Friday! Yeah!

It's Friday!! It's also my daughter's 5th birthday. HOW in the WORLD does 5 years go by so quickly? I remember scrapping with her in the baby carrier near my feet, and it seems like yesterday.

Anyway, I finally did it... I learned to create a sketch in Photoshop Elements. So, here is my first ever photoshop created sketch... exclusively for you!

Yes, I admit it, the photo is totally staged. I begged my son to peek through the leaves so I could take a photo. But it was worth it, and I am not apologetic at all! So cute...
I used BasicGrey's Oliver collection, some Maya Mist, and Tim Holtz' Tissue Tape for this layout, and it's all in the STORE right now!

Don't forget to upload your take on the sketch to our gallery for a chance to be chosen as next month's feature member! :)


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh my, oh my...

This is my newest LOVE from Crate Paper. They have hit it out of the ballpark again, at least for me! This line is on pre-order and will be shipping soon... so get in there and order yours now.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

July Gallery Recap

Here are some of my favorites from the Design Team Gallery for July.

Here is the Slideshow:

And of course, you can visit the gallery to see more and get a list of products and techniques used.

Alyssa played with some of the new October Afternoon

April is always mixing lines. She used some Cosmo Cricket Delovely, Making Memories Panorama and Basic Grey Basics. Its always fun to see how she mixes different lines together.

Heidi got a bunch of the Graphic 45 papers to use. Their papers usually stump me but I LOVE what Heidi did with them.

Lady Grace mixed some Cosmo Cricket Delovely, Teresa Collins and Prima together to make up her colorful gallery. She also uses Shimmerz product on most of her layouts. Check out the store to see the selection of colors we now carry.

Susan was all about the Prima this month. This is one of her favorite manufacturers.

Valerie used my new favorite - Echo Park. She did such a great job of using these papers that most of her Gallery is out of publication! She still has a few things in there to inspire you though.

Lisa Truesdell was busy with CHA projects and didn't have much time to work with the kit we sent but she's been busy this past week finishing up some things for us! She'll have more to share with us this weekend. Also, make sure you check her blog for her giveaway. She has 3 - $10 Stash Cash certificates to raffle off.

Time to pick a winner!

And the winner of the Sketch Contest is.....

Based on this sketch from Liz.

Keeley Yowler! Congrats Keeley! A prize pack is on its way to you! Some of the other finalists the DT had to chose from:

And we said we would pick two random winners from all of the entries. Alyssa chose 2 from the list and the Stash Cash goes too....

Paola and Paperfections! Congrats ladies. Please email me at admin (at) yourscrapbookstash (dot) com to claim your prizes!

Don't forget to check out the two NEW contests we posted this week. Deadline to enter is September 15th.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Play with Backgrounds!

One of my favorite things to do lately is play with creating my own backgrounds. With a sheet of cardstock and some mists, there is so much you can do! This is one of the first backgrounds and layouts I created. There is some Prima here, and some Teresa Collins.
A few days ago, I created these backgrounds with my mists, some paint, and some doodling pen. You just need to dive in and have fun! There is no right or wrong and almost nothing is unusable, so just do whatever pops into your head.
I used this background:
To make this layout:
This layout uses lots of Teresa Collins, found in the store, and ON SALE!, right now.

Happy creating!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Markdown, Contest Update, Sponsors and Pre-Orders

First, Monday Markdown.

All Jenni Bowlin Playdate and coordinating stickers/rubons are now 25% off! (Don't forget to use your August coupon to save an additional 20%)

Contest Update: We are going through the entries from the last contest and will announce a winner tomorrow at the earliest! please check out the post below for the 2 new contests we announced.

Pre-Orders - As the items arrive in the warehouse, we will remove them from Pre-Order and begin shipping the items out. We have some orders that are due to arrive this week. We will also be adding a few more lines to the Pre-Order area this week.

Check out the July GDT's blog this week. She has a giveaway. Between the two busy schedules and product arrivals, she got her kit late. Then we were both at CHA..... It was a crazy month. So she is debuting her work this week on her blog.

This week we're sponsoring a new Sketch Site. Sketch Inspiration. Check out their Ning site and their fabulous sketches. The Stash Girls got a chance to work with the sketch last week and you can see what they came up with there. We'll be posting more this week. Let us know by posting a comment here if you participate. We have a little something for you!