Prints On Canvas

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stash Faves

My fav collection at the moment is by Crate Paper - Emma's Shoppe collection. It has the shabby chic + vintage & yet soft-feminine look that I like. The colors are bright yet pretty. Emma's Shoppe is perfect for all sorts of projects like layout, mini album & of course card. Absolutely suitable for little girls and also for girly-girl theme!

Isn't it beautiful? Wait no more and go grab this collection HERE!

Xoxo Jessy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Slipping in......

Just wanted to slip this in before Wednesday is over.  I've been up six 6 AM filling orders.  New Order.  Pre-Orders. Backorders.  They are all going out this week.

See Monday's post for an update.

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit for the Sketch Challenge.  Remember 3 lucky winners will be drawn randomly from the list.  Link your project up to the Mr. Linky link on that post.

Last note for today, we are closing in on 900 'Fans' on Facebook.  We currently sit at 894.  Who wants to push us over the top?  We'll pick 10 random names to receive $10 in Stash Cash.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How to - create a dress form without any sewing

Hi guys!

Well.. I can't sew.. let's just cut it short and be honest here... I have a really cute sewing machine standing on my desk here.. but all it does is collecting dust.. I tried! I tried really hard to make it work, it just doesn't.. The thread keeps breaking, I get frustrated, the thread disappears.. well just everything that can go wrong goes wrong and at the end I am left with what once was a beautiful layout, but now is pierced with holes that should be filled with thread.

When we received our monthly scrapbook kit from Erica, there were 2 Maya Road mini spools in it and we had a special assignment to do something fun with them. since I am not the very best at creating altered projects I wanted to have this done before starting on layouts so i thought and searched hard to get an idea of what to do with them.

I always LOVE the dress form people create out of fabric and was instantly surprised that this cute idea popped into my head. Why not make an altered dress form and use the mini spools as a stand for it. Why not make this dress form out of polystyrene?! YES! Well.. we just bought a new tv, so there was MORE THEN ENOUGH polystyrene.. LOL I could have made 100! ;)

So after searching for a dressform silhouette in google images I found a cute one and resized it into 5 inches high and 2.5 inches wide.

After that I put the print on some polystyrene and cut it out with a craft knife. It does make a huge mess, so it is best to do it over some garbage can or something similar.

Here is how it looks.

After that cut two of the same silhouettes out of your favorite paper. I used the Pink Paislee sweetness paper that was in my kit this month.

Glue these on both sides of the polystyrene dressform and voila. no sewing needed and a great base for your pins! LOL

To cover the polystyrene sides I added some gorgeous May arts lace.

So then all we need is something to have it stand on. A wooden craft stick is a great solution AND it fits perfectly in the wooden spools we will be using for the base.

Now lets concentrate on making it prettttty! Use some of your favorite embellishments to create a nice look for her.

I used some Websters pages bloomers trim, some more May arts lace to create a bow, a vintage Jenni Bowlin button and some different pins from Maya Road to stuck in the sides of the dress form.

And ofcourse we need to embellish the other side too!

Also a vintage Jenni Bowlin button and some Jillibean Soup twine.

I also added 2 prima flowers to create a little extra dimension on the side. Stuck in some more pins... and called it done.

It was time to concentrate on the base.

I cut out a large circle (3.5 inches to be exactly) and a small circle (1.5 inch). On there I glued my 2 wooden spools and embellished them with the border stickers from the sweetness collection from Pink Paislee. I also added some sequin trim. On top of the wooden spools I glued a little netting from Websters Pages and the base I embellished using another vintage Jenni Bowlin button, some Jillibean Soup twine, a Bo Bunny flower and a Prima flower. I also loved these Prima crystals, so I added 2 of these too.

after that it is just a matter of putting some glue on the wooden craft stick on the bottom and stick it in. I am thinking of making a polystyrene base so it stands more secure, but it works fine without it too.

and here is the result:

It's super easy and FUN! And I totally like how it looks on my desk. I am sticking in all the pins I have for some easy access and it makes me happy every time I look at it.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please let us know if you have any comments or questions and if you have made a dressform, please show us!! We would love to see it!

Happy creating!!

xo Danielle

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Morning Ramblings

Make sure you check on the NEW and Pre-Order sections this week.  We have more new items that have shipped so we've removed them from Pre-Order and we also have more Pre-Order items in the shop.  As with all Pre-Order, these are *expected* ship dates.  Subject to change.

Lily Bee - This to That, Picket Fence and Happily Lost
Little Yellow Bicycle - Elizabeth Park
Cosmo Cricket - 3  new lines and Glubers!
Coredinations Cardstock (more new lines coming soon!)
Tim Holtz Dies, Tissue Tape and Kraft Resist Papers
Echo Park Summer Days - Shipping April 1st
Echo Park 6x6 Pads - Shipping April 1st
October Afternoon 5 & Dime - Pre-Order
Websters Pages - 5 new lines are now in stock along with beautiful embellishments. 
Jillibean Soup - 4 new lines and embellishments
Pink Paislee - in stock and shipping!
Fancy Pants - Its the Little Things, To the Moon and Wishful Thinking are in stock and shipping!
EK Success and Martha Stewart Punches - in stock!
Echo Park Playground - in stock and ready to ship!
Our SALE and FINAL Clearance sections are a great place to find older products at a low price.  

Don't forget the Sketch Challenge.  Ends on 3/31.  You need to link your project up to the original blog post announcing the challenge.  We will pick 3 random winners on Friday.

The March Coupon Code ends on 3/31.  Please check our Promotions and Coupon Page for a new code on April 1st.

Special Orders - We are able to special order most dies and punches.  Please email us with any inquiries.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sketchy Friday

Hi it's Jessy in the house!! Back with another fun sketch for you to play along!

Here's my take:

Created this layout using the fun and colorful collection by My Little Shoebox called Home Tweet Home. You can get them in the store right now!

Remember to load your layout in the gallery HERE or simply leave us a link to your creation. You might stand a chance to win Stash Cash :)

Xoxo Jessy

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sneaking in.....

Didn't want to interrupt the flow of the blog but.....

We got two more shipping notices today.

Lily Bee and Little Yellow Bicycle.

Stash Favs! Little Yellow Bicycle Twig

Blue and green are some of my favorite colors to work with right now, and there is no better collection than the LYB Twig collection for this color combo!

I got to work with the papers and a lot of the embellishments for this collection that are just ADORABLE!

Here are a few that I loved using:

And of course a few of my favorite sheets of the papers:

I was able to make FIVE projects with my kit this month using this line, and here is a little show of them all! Enjoy!!!

You definetly need to go check out this line in the store! THANKS! -Audrey

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

The product keeps rolling on in!

I had heard a rumor that more product was shipping this week but I wanted to wait until I had a tracking number from the shipper before I removed it from Pre-Order.

- Cosmo Cricket is on its way!
- We have added some Coredinations Cardstock from Fancy Pant.  Look for more Coredinations to match your favorite paper lines.
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies - Rosette and Sewing Room

So you can add those fabulous papers to the list from our Big Monday post.

You will also find the following lines available for Pre-Order later today.

Echo Park Summer Days
Echo Park 6x6 Pads
October Afternoon 5 & Dime (ships next week)*
October Afternoon Rocket Age (Ships mid April)*

* These are estimated ship dates from the manufacturer.   We may receive them earlier or later.  As soon as we receive the items in stock, we ship all pre-orders first.

Don't forget the Sketch Challenge we issued.  Please link us to your project using the Mr. Linky link in that post.  You have until 3/31 which is next Thursday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flower tutorial with the retro punch flower.

While creating with my new kit I wanted to find an embellishment that would add some extra dimension.

I was standing there with my rather flat retro-flowers and thought I would make something similar to the flowers I used on my BG Marjolaine layout. I tried different things and ended up with a flower that I liked a lot and that was very easy to make.

I took a few photos to show the easy steps. If you want to you can see the whole layout in the DTgallery.

Sorry about the paint-stained grubby!

I believe the photos are self-explanatory.

When the glue is dry it you can embellish the flower with a tiny flower-center or a button that goes with the colours in your layout.

I promise ; it is very easy and adds a lot to your layout!

Thanks for now!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

BIG Monday

We have a TON of product updates to share with you this week.  A lot of items for sale and NEW items in the shop.

We'll start with the Monday Markdown.  The following products can now be found in the 25% off SALE section of the store.

Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabbers and Ink Pads - *** 10% off ***
Pink Paislee Sweetness and Old School
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Websters Pages Waiting For Santa and WonderFall
Echo Park be Mine
Graphic 45 Springtime
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus
Maya Road - various items from their mid Winter release
Kaiser Wood Wreaths
Echo Park Little Boy
Stash to Treasure February Kit - Clock designed by Pinky

And items now reduced to 50% off in the FINAL clearance section:
Maya Road Mists and Chipboard
Crate Paper Restoration, Old School and Snow Day
Sassafras Lass Count Me In and Mix & Mend
Fancy Pants Tradition, Its Your Day and Happy Together
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante and Halloween in Wonderland
Jenni Bowlin Family Tree
Cosmo Cricket Chipboard Alphas and Tiny Type
Cosmo Cricket Matilda, Togetherness and Pixie-Licious

Okay, now on the the NEW arrivals.  New New New.  (click on the manufacturer name to be taken to their CHA Gallery).

Websters Pages - 5 new lines are now in stock along with beautiful embellishments.
Jillibean Soup - new lines arrive this week!
Pink Paislee - 4 new lines arrive this week!
Fancy Pants - Its the Little Things, To the Moon and Wishful Thinking are in stock and shipping!
EK Success and Martha Stewart Punches - in stock!
Echo Park Playground - in stock and ready to ship!
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and Kraft Resist paper pack

We have more lines that might ship this week.  Once we receive shipping updates, we will update the blog and Facebook.

Happy Stashing!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Stash Faves part 2

Hi all!

Here I am back with my second (and last) part of the products list. In the last post I already told that I am featuring 1 product from all my favorite manufactures..

There are so many gorgeous things out there.. Why not try a new manufacturer and have some fun mixing and matching!

Here are some of my other favorites:

Little Yellow Bicycle:
Elizabeth Park is their new collection and it has the best colors! I love stickers with sayings on them.. they are the BEST for every layout!

Making Memories:

I am a big fan of their alphas and I love how fun and versatile these are with their different characters. The noteworthy line has different colors too!

May Arts Ribbon:

The best ribbon for the best price!! I LOVE their lace ribbons... perfect for every layout!

Maya road:

I am a HUGE fan of Maya road and I can hardly choose between all those cute chipboard shapes, but this one is one of my favorites. I love that rainbow!!!

My little shoebox:

The cute factor on this stamp set is just so high, I couldn't resist! LOVE their stamps and LOVE their price!

My mind's Eye:

The Life Stories series from My Minds Eye is so gorgeous.. the perfect base for some fun layouts AND $0.25 for some gorgeous cardstock??!! ANY TIME!

October Afternoon:

These flashcards are SO cool and SO perfect for ANY layout.. I always thought they where kinda expensive.. well NOT HERE at YSS!! These are in store with 50% off! go grab your chance!

Pink Paislee:

Perfection... a pink ledger AND a beautiful map on one paper.. What did they do to me?! I need triples of all the papers from the Daily Junque line..

Punky Sprouts:

LOVE this album!!! SO very playful and fun!


The perfect glitter and glam!

Sassafras Lass:
The whole starters line from Sassafras is too die for! WOW!

Studio Calico:
My favorite mist! LOVE this color.. and with 25% off a GREAT deal!

Theresa Collins:

love all the labels on this page! perfect for cutting them out and creating your own embellishments!

Unity stamps:

Love this cute little tree and how you can make the tree fit into every season!

We r memory keepers:

Perfect for some do it yourself easy sewing!

Websters Pages:

Some gorgeous flower trim.. LOVE the purple color from the bloomers.

Well, thats it! 1 product from most manufacturers available at I hope you enjoyed it! I am off to do some shopping! Dont forget the discount at YSS, always check under "store coupons and promotions" as Erica will keep you up to date on special sales and coupons!

Talk soon!
xo Danielle