Prints On Canvas

Monday, January 31, 2011

Update on Pre-Orders.....

Very quick update.

We are already sold out of some pre-order items. We WILL reorder at the show today and upload more to inventory.

We also have a TON of pre-order items that are going to uploaded this week. Items are shipping in the next two weeks!

See below for the CHA Blog Hop!'

P.S. There is a BIG Giveaway happening on Facebook as well! Check it out HERE.

ANOTHER Giveaway!

Good Morning! Welcome back from what was hopefully a wonderful weekend. Erica is at CHA right now buying up all our favorite stuff so we can bring it home to our craft spaces, and I keep hinting at what I want her to stock. She's pretty good at listening :) so you can always drop your hints in the comments... she is reading them!

I sent her a link as soon as I saw this (MUST.HAVE.THEM.ALL):
And ALL of the new Crate Paper WILL be mine!
And, even though Echo Park in not a usual favorite for me, I am eagerly anticipating seeing more of this line:
Today begins the Blog Hop Wrap up. Tomorrow will be the final posts, and winners name's will start appearing... will your name be one of them? You have one more chance to win today. Leave a comment on this post telling Erica the one thing you feel she MUST order before she leaves the show floor, and you will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the store.

Here's the hop order again. I know there are a few more giveaways out there today!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just a little touch..

Hello there! Welcome to Day 3 of our CHA Blog Hop! We are adding sneaks and our show photos to the gallery as often as possible, so be sure to check them out! There are a few companies that made us wait a long time for sneak peeks, and so there are new sneaks posted at Lily Bee, Basic Grey, and October Afternoon.

Take a look, then leave us a comment telling us if any of the newest sneak peeks have jumped to the top of your must-have list! We will draw a winner from all the comments on Monday. The winner will win a $10 certificate to the store (so you can stock up on your newest favorites!).

Don't forget to hop around the DT member's blogs! There are a few more giveaways to be found today!

Now, on to some cool tips from Michelle:

Just a little touch can add a much needed impact in your LO's.

Hi there, Michelle M. here. I wanted to talk about my LO "You COMFORT me" for my first blog post. I had such a great time creating my first page for YSS. I was lucky enough to get to play with Echo Park Little Boy line, it worked perfectly for CCG Palette 175 Challenge and of course all my little boys pictures.


I wanted to share a quick and SUPER easy tutorial with you guys. I wanted to show how such a small touch can impact your LO. I knew I wanted to have a ton of white space in my LO but I didn't want it to be boring. So I busted out my stamps, dusted them off and used them on my LO adding a much needed dimension.

Look below.

Here is the LO bare with just pattern paper, inking and stamped background. If you cant see, here is a closer look below.

Now I know it's not much, but in person trust me it makes a difference. I know you have a stamp or if you are like me hundreds of stamps lying around waiting to be used. I want you to take them out and give them the much needed attention and play with them. Have fun and create backgrounds or if you are brave enough create your own pattern paper.

Go wild, but most of all have fun creating!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

If you're on Facebook........

You *might* want to take a peek over there.

Sketch Challenge

(BLOG HOP INFO is at the bottom of this post! First, though, a sketch from Jessy!)
Hello there! It's that time again for another sketch challenge!
Here's my take on the first sketch I created for YSS:

For this layout, I used the beautiful Crate Paper collection called Restoration. I love this collection simply because it is vintage-looking & the colors are just so gorgeous. Do check out this collection in the store! It's on sales too :)

Upload your creation using the sketch in our USER GALLERY. (The CHA sneaks are in the gallery too!)
Can't wait to see what you create!
Xoxo Jessy
PS- We have 2 more Blog Hop giveaways coming to the store blog this week! Check back tomorrow... (Hint!)
Just in case you want to go see who IS giving away a gift certificate today (and we know you do!), here is the order again.
This is the Store Blog, where you start hopping. (you are here.)
Then, head to:

Friday, January 28, 2011

CHA Blog Hop!

It's time for our CHA blog hop! That means LOTS of giveaways, CHA photos from the show floor, and lots of inspiration. All the fun starts right here, and leads you on a path through all of the new DT members blogs! This is also a great chance to get to know them and check out their stunning work.
***Here is a link to the CHA Gallery we created.  We've been uploading sneaks as we find them.  More to come! ***
EACH team member has 3 Gift Certificates to give away, so make sure you stop at each of their blogs throughout the weekend for chances to win. They will all be posting throughout the Hop, so you'll want to check back often. Don't let those Gift Certificates slip away!

This is the Store Blog, where you start hopping. (you are here.)

Then, Head to:

Now, we can't very well have the first day of a very fun Blog Hop without prizes, can we? Of course not! So, here it is: to enter to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the store, leave us a comment and tell us which of the new lines you can't wait to bring home! We'll draw all the winners on Tuesday, so make sure you leave your thoughts before that!

Check back tomorrow for a Sketch by Jessy!

See you tomorrow for more hopping!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Color Combos Galore #177

One last palette for the month of January! This journey, playing along with Color Combos Galore, has been a blast for us! I hope it has for you also. Today I get to bring you Inspiration Board #177:
Jessy's Take:
Audrey's Take:
Bente's Take:
Danielle's Take:
Head over to Color Combo's Galore to play along! I'll see you there.


Valentines Tagbook by Danielle

Now we all now this is the most romantic time of the year.. all those gorgeous hearts, sweet little birds, cute elements and perfect sheets of wordart for love layouts and projects.. 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

I wanted to show you what I did with the YourScrapbookStash products I got to work with this month. I got the most adorable love/valentines line from Bella BLVD called Lovey Dovey; it is on sale right now with 25% off. So including the 20% off you have during this celebration time with YSS I advise you to RUN to the store! (of course after reading this post..)

In my package there was also the acrylic keychain from Maya Road and when I saw it, I already had the idea to make a cute little gift for my youngest son, who totally adores everything I make (My oldest does too, but he is WAY too "cool" now he is 6, LOL! He will get something cute too..)

Here is me holding the keychain up:
I love how the acrylic pieces are just barely there, but they make a HUGE difference in the end piece. On the front acrylic heart I added a heart shape from Lovey Dovey's cut out element sheet. As a second element on the keychain I cut out a simple 3x3" square white cardstock and added a photo, the gorgeous ruffle flower from Maya Road and a cute heart pin from Maya Road. The I love you sticker is from the Alpha+Bits sticker sheet from Lovey Dovey.

Here you see the back of the first square with colored photo. I added pink paper, a heart cutout from the cut out element sheet and a doily from KC company. Up there is a heart I created using my heart punch and another sticker from the Alpha+Bits stickers.

On the Alpha+Bits sticker sheet where two little tag stickers which I stick back to back and added with a piece of bakerstwine to the keychain. I added all the tags with ribbon or twine to create a playful look. 
The black and white photo is also on a 3x3" square piece of cardstock and I framed the photo with a stickerstrip, which I cut in half. I added a tab and some beautiful May Art lace. Right behind the photo you can see the large cutout from Borders+Blocks. I glued two of them back to back and added them with ruffled ribbon from Maya Road.
Here you can see the back of the b/w photo. I added the lace ribbon and tied it in a small bow. I also added a pearl pin from Maya Road and a cute cut out heart. I tucked in a ticket from Tim Holtz and while the pink wordart was originally a large strip from the Alpha+Bits sheet, I cut it up to fit the square. It works perfect if you working on a small piece of cardstock. 
You can add as much or as little as you want. You can write on the acrylic, you can add rub ons, or just like me.. just glue little hearts on there and leave them basic as a little, yet perfect touch to finish it.

It is easy, it is fast and it is such a perfect little gift for someone you love!
Have fun creating!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Day of Love Approaches!

It's nearly that time again! Time to plan your Valentine's Day activities. So, while you are planning, why not include a few projects to add a "handmade with love" feeling to the day? For example, Love Nest from Glitz = perfect, romantic, all-grown-up Valentines cards and notes:

Lovey Dovey from Bella Blvd. would make some adorable Valentines layouts!

And of course, Olivia from Basic Grey. Your daughter will be the envy of her class with handmade Valentines to hand out with these adorable papers and embellishments!

Here's something I made a few days ago with the Olivia Collection from Basic Grey, and this adorable Maya Road Mailbox:

We also have mists and paints in colors to match any project to create!

Maya Road Mists, Tattered Angels mists and Shimmerz!
Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabbers and Ink Pads.

Or, how about a little Pink Paislee Sweetness?
Or Sassafras Paper Crush?

Or a little Parisian feel with Echo Park Be Mine...

Maya Road has several Valentines related items and they can be tailored for any project (or even used AFTER the holiday, IF you have any left!!
Maya Road chipboard (how cute are these? I see those little hearts on all styles of Valentines and more!)
Last but certainly not least is the Vintage Shoppe. We added a few new items last week like sequins, a restock on tulle and a few other things perfect for your projects.

Sequin trim

Heart ribbon
Metallic ribbon

Order by January 31st, and get an additional 25% off using coupon code JANUARY25! At those discounts it's definitely time to choose your Valentines lines and stock up!

Race you to the store!

Monday, January 24, 2011

For Joni....


There are no Monday Markdowns today BUT, come back NEXT Monday for a major announcement.

There is a new coupon code for the week and its JANUARY25.  Saves you 25% off your order.

More CHA Sneaks posted in the Gallery, some pre-orders going up this weekend (like, maybe some Studio Calico.......)

Very busy week.  Our awesome warehouse is undergoing surgery this week.  We suffered a leak in all of the December/January rains and we were finally able to schedule contractors to come out and fix it.

Right now, the warehouse is a disaster and product is everywhere.  Everywhere it shouldn't be so its taking us longer to fill orders.

Please bear with us as we finish up the repairs.  We are still processing orders, just slower than usual.

P.S. There are still some contests open for the CCG palettes.  We understand some extra time was needed to complete these.  We will draw winners in February.

CCG 174
CCG 175
CCG 176

December Gallery Recap

Just wanted to share that the December Gallery Recap video was posted earlier this month.

You can view it HERE.

Don't forget to check out the new Design  Team's Gallery.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Step by Step with Danielle

Hi all!

I am so excited to write my very first blogpost!
 In this post I want to give you a step by step tutorial on how I made this layout below. 
This page is created for the Color Combos Galore using the sketch provided and of course the designers challenge: "create a scene on your project that includes clouds".

I just recently started showing my layouts online, but before that I spend all my time browsing the internet looking for people who showed me how to do things on their scrapbook pages. I loved watching tutorial blogs and reading blogs of people who told me how they made a certain layout. I hope I can inspire at least one of you with this tutorial, just like so many of you have inspired me. 

I have to excuse myself for the lightning in some of these photos, they were taking at several different times during 3 days.

And here is the step by step tutorial:

photo 1
At first I started with a Bazill white cardstock (11.5x8 inches). I heavily distressed a 6x6 inches Basics Manilla paper from Basic Grey and hand stitched that paper in the middle of the white cardstock.

photo 2
After using pearl paint from Making Memories to add some painted grids at the bottom, I created a paper folded strip using the Manilla Basics line from Basic Grey again. I just simply folded the paper strips on random places and glued it down.

photo 3
I heavily distressed another paper from the Kraft Basics series from Basic Grey and ripped the paper on the same spot as the bottom paper. 

photo 4
On there I glued two strips of paper, each a half an inch high. I inked and glued a newspaper strip from the Garden Variety Elements sheet from Cosmo Cricket and a journal card from American Crafts on top of the papers.

photo 5
After that, I cut out a butterfly shape from a magazine ad glued it in between the top paper and the journal card. I always love to use magazine cut outs on my pages, I really think it gives a page some extra personality. Another folded small strip is glued on top of the journal card on the right side.

photo 6
I added a chipboard piece from the Restoration line from Crate Paper and added some gorgeous blue netting from Websters Pages. I used staples here to adhere the netting. On there I glued a small strip of white cardstock and also cut out two different sizes of circles from the Seaside line from October Afternoon. A little bit of tape on the newspaper does a big thing for the whole layout. The cloud is some pearl paint from Making Memories that gives the most beautiful color and texture.

photo 7
I used a small envelop from Melissa Frances to add my journaling, which is a little poem that reads;
I am watching a cloud in the middle of the sky, making idle conversations with the butterflies who happen by. I´m uncertain how I got here, but I surely do not care. I´m enchanting to be floating unencumbered watching the air. On the tag I added some bakers twine from Jillibean Soup.

photo 8
I included 3 more butterfly shapes from magazine papers and added a black and white photo of me. 

 photo 9
 Here I added some more stitching to create a trail for the butterflies. It gives such a playful look on the layout. Now I only have to learn to sew, because hand sewing takes forever! LOL

photo 10
Here is a close up to show you some dimension.

I hope you liked this step by step tutorial! If so, please leave a comment, we love to read them!