Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I am sitting here recovering from the last 2 weeks.  Between the holidays, the store and moving, I've been extremely busy.

Things are slowly getting back to normal now and 2011 winding down.  I'm ready for 2012 and everything it brings.  I'm ready for new challenges.

For now, I'm still focused on the store and closing it down.  December 31st is here and we still have inventory, although not a lot.  I have extended the date until January 31st for the store closure.

That means you still have time to shop.  Nothing will officially close until products are all shipped out and orders are completely filled.  Yes, we are still waiting on October Afternoon.  I should have known when I added that last line in that this would happen.  We are getting the order but with the holidays, nothing was shipping.  This is the last line we need to get in and once its here, everyone will be notified.

As I start closing down the warehouse portion, I'm finding boxes of old product and its been added back to the store.  Keep your eye on the 50% and 75% off sections as thats where the older product will go.

Today is the last day to use the 10% off coupon code  DECEMBER10 .

We have a few more markdowns today.......

Now 50% off:

Studio Calico
Bella Blvd Finally Fall
Maya Rd
October Afternoon Sidewalks

Now 75% off

Echo Park Victoria Gardens
Echo Park Happy Days
Fancy Pants Off to School
Cosmo Cricket Clementine
Cosmo Cricket Mr. Claus
Graphic 45 ABC Primer

Remember, we are low in stock on most lines.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Store Update

In case you missed it or aren't signed up to receive it, the latest Newsletter went out this morning.

Newsletter Link

There are a few updates in this one and a coupon.
Just a couple of last minute new products in the NEW section:

Also, we reduced some of the clearance items even more.

OA Farmhouse - 25% off
Lily Bee - 50% off
Amy Tangerine - 50% off
Little Yellow Bicycle Sweet Summertime - 75% off
Authentique - 75% off

Check back as we will be marking down products until everything is gone!  You can now shop the clearance sale easier!  We split everything into sections: 25%, 50% and 75% off.

If there is something you have your eye on, don't wait.  We've had people email us when a product goes out of stock asking if we'll be getting more in.  We won't.  Once its gone, we will not reorder.  We have a few residual orders coming in.

When everything is sold, we will close our doors.  Make sure you check the sale sections each week for new markdowns.

SHIPPING:  Free shipping has been reduced to $30.00 again.  Any order over $30.00 will receive free shipping.  (US Orders only).  International orders will be charged for First Class shipping rates.  We now ship USPS First Class for all international orders.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

We're just about ready to close up shop here for the weekend and I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Kwanzaa or whichever holiday you may be celebrating this time of the year.

We have a few last minute gifts in store for you so stay tuned!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Final Farewell

We've had a very talented team of ladies on our DT these past months, and we are certainly going to miss all of them very much.  In this final gallery recap (so sad!) I wanted to take a moment to share their amazing work with you, as well as let them know how much we appreciate all they have done for YSS in the last month.

Ladies, thank you for your hard work, dedicated contributions, and positive attitude over the last 6 months.  It was been a pleasure working with every single one of you.  Jessy, Yvonne, Jennie, Kristin, and Shellye, you are an awesome group of women, and we wish you both a wonderful holiday season and many exciting opportunities in the year ahead!

Here is one final look at the work of these talented gals:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Do you like FREE shipping?

Well here's your chance to get it!  Today is National Free Shipping day and we're participating!  But why only one day?  We're offering it ALL weekend.  Get FREE shipping during our promotion - 12/16-12/18.

Get FREE shipping on all orders.  No code to enter.  Just shop and you save.


FREE shipping is good on all US orders.  International customers save $5.00 off the already low shipping prices.  Savings are already calculated in the shipping table - no codes needed to save.

Don't forget the coupon code SANTA that saves you 15% off your entire order.  Thats 15% off anything still in the NEW section and an additional 15% off sale prices.

Happy Stashing!!

snow much to love!

I have to say, this Pink Paislee Snow Day line is super versatile. It could make a super cute Christmas line for girls - and obviously it's great for snow photos. It's also great for kids as well as adults - it's cute but not too juvenile. LOVE that!

Anyway. I wanted to step out of my box a little bit and do something different on a page. Nothing wild and crazy -- nothing with tilting photos, fussy cutting or layering -- but just something different. Enter, the snowflakes.

Yes, technically the *are* layered. They are also misted with Studio Calico's Mister Huey Shine (LOVE this stuff. Seriously, what are you waiting for?!) Then, they are hand stitched to the page. (All of my stitching is hand stitching. I don't own a sewing machine and I wouldn't know what to do with one if I did!!!)

So, see -- it's still super simple -- not way outside of my norm, but still cute and different. Makes me happy! Oh, and guess what?  Here's a Friday sketch to go along with this layout!

What are you working on that is a little different? I'd love to see it in the gallery!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stash Faves: Final Edition

I'm going to miss this post.  I know I enjoyed going through the store and finding lines or product that I loved.  I think this might become a feature I continue on my personal blog later on.  With CHA coming up I know there are going to be a lot of fun things I'll have my eye on.  (Yes, I will be going to CHA in January and yes I will be updating as always.)

So, the Final Edition of Stash Faves......

KI Memories Hot Date.

This is typically not a line I would like but when I saw it, I thought the patterns were fun.  Typical KI Memories.  I'm sorry their other 2 lines didn't make it to production (Fall and Holly Lane).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Upcycling a Maya Road tin box with Lily Bee goodies!

Hello there! It's Yvonne! :) I love to upcycle sturdy boxes, make them pretty so that I can either store things in them or give them away.

This was a Maya Road tin box that used to store chipboard....given a new lease of life with some Lily Bee papers. I even made a little tri-fold album that fits the box. All I need to do is add photos and journaling and it becomes a little "story book" in a box! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

USPS and Product updates

We wanted to give everyone a heads up.  This time of the year presents a heavy load on the Postal Service with the holidays and shipping increasing.

They have also made some changes to their services.  We have already seen these changes and the turnaround times for orders increasing.

Once we ship your package, its in the hands of the postal service.  If it takes a few extra days to get to you, that is something we cannot help.  We ship Priority Mail exclusively for US customers.  International customers can expect your orders to arrive USPS First Class.  This option takes a little longer.  Please allow extra time for those packages to arrive.

Now for the product updates.  Due to an issue in the shipping department at KI Memories, our order for their lines was not cancelled.  We had ordered all of their CHA Summer lines but found out in Late October that they were most likely NOT shipping die to production errors.  They could not guarantee that they would arrive in time.

So our orders were cancelled for the following lines:

Good Folk
Holly Lane
Hot Date

Well, a box arrived today with product in it from the Hot Date line.  Since we did not expect to receive this, we never added it to the shop.  Since we DID get it, its now in the NEW section.  This is an extremely FUN line and we think you'll enjoy it.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Newsletter link

In case you missed the list of markdowns and new arrivals....

12/9/11 Newsletter

Card Sketch!

Hey hey!This is my first time posting a card sketch here and hope you can play along too!

Here's my card using the Lily Bee Design : Head Over Heels collection!

Don't you just love the funky colors?! I do!

Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Thursday, December 8, 2011

mini albums are SNOW much fun!

I know in this season, you often need a quick gift. Often it's for that difficult person to buy for (Mother in Law, Grandma, co-worker) or as a last minute gift. I have a simple, yet adorable solution.

An accordion mini album! I know it's not a new concept -- BUT, it's inexpensive and can be perfect for that hard to buy for person. It can sit on a desk or a table, OR can be carried in a purse as a brag book.

I used the Pink Paislee Snow days patterned papers as a base with the ephemera, 3D stickers and wood shapes as accents. Add a little ribbon and some wood shop alphas to the cover and you've got a cute mini album that required no extras. (Think! No mini album to buy, just patterned paper, adhesive and your trimmer!)

Now, mine is not a gift album. It's to remember the December that my area in Southern California got SNOW that stuck over-night! But, I have plans for more that I don't keep!

Post yours on the your scrapbook stash gallery!