Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Morning Ramblings.....

Its been a while since I've posted on Monday but I think you're going to enjoy this one.

First, a Monday markdown for you.

The following items are now 25% off:

Maya Road - Mid Winter Release
Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime
Echo Park Be Mine Collection
Jenni Bowlin Mid Release journaling books
Websters Pages WonderFall
Websters Pages Waiting for Santa
Basic Grey Hopscotch Paper Packs and 6x6 pads

Don't forget today is the last day to take advantage of the 20% off on all orders.  Enter Coupon Code FEB20OFF during checkout.  Discount is valid on everything in the store - including pre-orders.

NEW Stash Girl Announced!

Welcome Laurel Seabrook to the Stash Girls Team.  Thank you to everyone who submitted an application last week.  There were a lot of talented girls out there and we'd love to have you all on our team.  Look for the official Design Team search announcement in Mid-May.

We'll introduce Laurel to you officially this week!

New Items in the Shop and Pre-Order updates

We are expecting more shipments this week including Maya Road and Studio Calico (does that excite everyone?).  All Pre-Orders will ship out once the items are in stock.

IN stock and ready to ship:

Teresa Collins Posh, Timeless and Notations Kits
My Little Shoebox - all 6 new lines
Echo Park For the Record and Springtime
Little Yellow Bicycle Twig
WRMK Valentines and Family lines
Sassafras Lass Ellies Tale, Starters and Sweetly Smitten

More Pre-orders added to the store this weekend.  Pink Paislee, Girls Paperie and Lily bee are now available for Pre-order.  Don't forget to use your 20% off coupon!

Happy Stashing!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Hi guys!

Danielle here with my very first sketch challenge for YSS.

With sponsoring Color Combos Galore in January I became addicted to challenge blogs. I love to use color palette challenge blogs to expand my eye and using sketches definitely became a favorite too! Thats why I am excited to bring my very first handmade sketch using Photoshop.

Here is the layout I created using this sketch..
I loved using up my paper scraps for this sketch challenge. These strips are the perfect way of using some favorite papers all together and create a playful design.

Upload your creation using the sketch in our USER GALLERY. We love to see the layouts you make using YSS goodies or layouts you crate using challenges on the blog.

Be sure to link us up in the comments here and have a chance on winning some great prizes if you play along in this sketch challenge.

Happy creating!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quick Announcement

Hey everyone!  Quick announcement.  We have had a last minute change to our Design Team and we have ONE opening for a North American designer.

If you are from the US or Canada, please send us an email ( with a link to your blog and some pertinent info (name, location, a little about you, why you want to be on our team etc).

We'll pick a winner by Saturday!

Stash Faves!

It's that time to pick my stash faves at the store! Since Feb is the month of love, it has to be the We R Memory Keepers Sweetheart collection. This collection is PERFECT for all the lovey-dovey photos of your other half or even of your children you have taken before or after Valentine. Perfect for other projects like cards, altered projects and of course for layouts! What I love most about this collection is the cheery colors and the cute patterns :)

To view more on this collection you please visit the store!
Xoxo Jessy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Technique and Tips!

Hello! Audrey here and I just wanted to share a few techniques with you that I used on my layout for the Color Combos Galore palette from a few weeks ago.

As I started to think about these colors, I was rummaging through my drawers and saw all these containers of American Crafts ZING powders. I had the perfect shades of green for this color combo! I know it looks like paint, but it is all heat embossed!

I have tried many different types of glue, and I have this one liquid glue that has a funky applicator, so I used it to spread glue on my page and then sprinkled the dark green embossing powder on it.

For the light green embossing, I mixed some mod podge with water to make a real runny glue and splattered it on my page. Then I added the light green embossing powder and let it dry. THEN I heated it with my heat gun.

I actually used some stuff from my stash for this page, like the Pink Paislee artisan tapes (the orange and the black houndstooth), and some Pink Paislee rub ons. The papers are from Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli collection.

TFL today!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Sketch

Hi everyone! Audrey here with a fun and quick sketch for you for the weekend!

For February, I created my own "kit" of stuff from the YSS store, and I just LOVE all the bright colors! This page is my first creation with my kit!

Obviously, I added a few more things here and there on top of the original sketch. If you created something with the sketch, please link it up and let us see! I would love to leave some love!!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stash Faves

Hi all!

I LOVE anything from Maya Road, it's easy to get totally addicted on her using her chipboard and clear products on every layout. The best thing is that it's on a GREAT sale here at YSS!!
Most of the chipboard is 25% off, but there are even products with 75% off, that is an amazing deal if I can say!

How incredibly cute is this birdcage for a special mini album.

I can see using this as an AAM album, a little inspire book with favorite words or quotes, or how about a cool mini album using nature as a subject?
Also very fun is this banner album, which is on sale with 50% off. Not only they are a huge hit in the scrapbooking industry, it is also such a fun playful shape! You can stash these up for some really cool summer mini albums, or how cool would this be as a birthday gift?!

This set of mini chipboard is absolutely perfect for your special valentines project. It fits perfectly on a layout, but it is also fun to use it for wrapping, for altered project.. well everything!

Also, these windows and little houses are making my heart melt, I LOVE them and I can't wait to use these myself!! Perfect for any kind of layout to embellish!

Oh, and these sheer doilies? PURE DELIGHT!

I just wanted to leave you with this layout where I used the doilies.. I LOVE doilies and I love how easy and beautiful these are from Maya Road!

Have fun shopping and don't forget all the amazing discounts and extra points you get when ordering. Check out the specials and coupons HERE


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CCG Winners

Last month we sponsored Color Combos Galore. We also offered up the chance for you to win by following along.

Here are the winners:

CCG 174 - LG

CCG 175 - Gracie

CCG 176 - Hester

Thanks for playing along!

Join us in March when we sponsor 2 more AWESOME challenge sites.

Order Update: We are currently processing orders as quickly as we can. Order turnaround is about 1 week.

Pre-Order - there are more Pre-Orders in the shop tonight.

Basic Grey
Crate Paper
Jillibean Soup
Cosmo Cricket
EK Success punches

Pre-Order Updates:

Echo Park For the Record and Springtime are now in stock and shipping
My Little Shoebox - In stock and shipping (all 6 lines)
Punky Sprouts albums - arrive this week
Sassafras Lass - shipped from Sassafras today
Little Yellow Bicycle Twig - in stock and shipping
WRMK - Sew Easy restock arrives Friday - CHA orders ship this week
Jenni Bowlin - shipping early next week
Maya Road - ships late this week

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Toilet roll album Valentine themed.

Hi this is Bente.

Today I want to share a little project I prepared using something as mundane as empty toilet rolls.
I know we all have them, and instead of just throwing them away I decided to try something fun with them!

As you can see from the photos below it is very easy.

I just pressed down on the roll to flatten it.

I cut enough pieces of pp to cover the number of rolls I would use.

I stapled a couple of times to close the bottom, and glued the papers to the roll.

Then for the best part; the decorating.

For this project I used my January DT-kit. Most of what you see is Basic Gray Marjolaine.
The papers have lovely colours and I used a large part of the sticker sheet too on this.

I know I had a lot of fun decorating these.
Please see these as examples of what can be done.

The pictures following will show front and back of the six pockets I made.

I may decide to write some more on the covers but this will do for now.

This is a close up to show the finished pocket , and the size of it.

I made photo inserts to go inside the pockets.

The size of these are 6cmX8cm. Some I have matted on a piece of pp and others I glued together back to back.
Between the layers I glued a short piece of ribbon so the cards can be pulled out easily.

Here you can se front and back. The cards without photo on back i plan to use for journaling.

I really enjoyed this easy project and plan to give a few as Valentines gifts to members of my family.

I hope you enjoyed it too.

I have many more close-ups, but I think this is sufficient for one post. If anyone is interested in seeing a few more they will be awailable on my blog linked in the sidebar.

Thanx for now!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Let's play with a Sketch

When I received my first package full of Echo Park Little Boy, I knew I had to create a page with pictures of my little boy playing. I have tons of pictures of him with colorful toys and knew this line was just perfect.

So to share my excitement, here is a sketch I created and hope you play along.

Here is my LO using the Sketch. Yes it is a double page 8 1/2 x 11 LO but very easy.


Upload your take to the gallery when you are finished so we can all see it!


Michelle M.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stash Faves! Bella Blvd.

Hi all! I wanted to share with you some of my favorites this month from Bella Blvd!

First, the Socialite collection is just PERFECT for New Year's events and parties! The colors are so bright and fun, and the stickers sheets and journal sheets provide just the right embellishments!

Also is the Lovey Dovey collection from Bella Blvd. With Valentine's Day coming up, this collection is just right! Besides reds and pinks, there are some great shades of teals and yellows and greens. I think this collection would also be fantastic for baby themes pages and cards.

I created a few projects with these two collections. This first layout below uses papers and stickers from the Socialite collection.

And this page uses papers from both collections. I also used some Smooch inks to paint some streaks on my page to look like nail polish. :) There are also some Maya Road frames that I inked with black ink and backed with some papers.

Lastly, I used the reds and yellows and pinks from the Socialite, plus a cute Maya Road banner to make this adorable "I Love You" banner for Valentine's Day! I just love using yellow with pink and red. I also used some Maya Road flowers and pins on the first and last pennant.

Be sure to check out this collection in the store!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gallery Recap

Time to highlight some of our favorite projects from the DT's January Gallery! For more about their projects and all the rest of their fabulous designs, check out the Gallery.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Misting Tip

Hi! I would love to share with you a little tip on how I created my layout for CCG 175.

So, what do you do once you are done with the foam dots? I recycled them to create my background.

All you have to do is to position it on a cardstock, place the foam dot negative on it & mist it. The layout below is the result of my misting.

What a great way to go green huh?
Xoxo Jessy