Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Altered Spool Tutorial


Erica sent me two Maya Road Wooden Spools to create something out of them. I love the spools alot... so... I decided to do something fun & interesting :)

This is what I have transformed the spools into... "flower pots" for my altered frame. The spools fitted perfectly for a garden theme. Those papers are from Lily Bee Designs - Picket Fence & mixture of Dutch Mustard Soup collection. I used chipboards by Maya Road - Green Thumb too :)

And I am gonna show you a simple tutorial how I created my "flower pots"...


I started with wrapping the wooden spool using the brown Maya Road satin pleat edging trim. Just go around it and remember to adhere glue as you go along.


Next, grab any scraps you have and twist them.


Stuff it into the hole and fill it. Apply glue before you stuff it too :)


Here I used Tim Holtz Memo Pins. Just poke it thru the scraps and you are done!


Here is a close-up shot of my altered frame with the "flower pots". Hope you like the tutorial!

Xoxo Jessy

Monday, May 30, 2011

Smash Monday

I thought it would be a good idea to crate a video to highlight the Smash product.  We've had such a great response to it but there are still some people out there who aren't quite sure what it is or how to use it.

We've also had a lot of people email us asking what the pages look like inside.  Since the photos in the shop are small and not ver detailed we thought we'd take you on a little tour of each book.  Scroll down for a sneak peek at the summer release scheduled to ship in July.

And here is a preview of the July release:

There is also a pink and blue Smash Pen available.  The same great Smash pen but with blue and pink ink!

We still have a few (very few) of the Blue, Red and Black books in stock.  We have a reorder coming around June 10th if you ware waiting for the Pink book or any of the accessories.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

To every troop...... past and present.......home or serving.........

Happy Memorial Day!

We are taking a few days off to enjoy some time with our family and a few of our own Veterans.  Instead of waiting until Monday to post the Monday Markdown, here it is!

Fancy Pants Its the Little Things - now 25% off
Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking - now 25% off
Fancy Pants To the Moon - now 25% off
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - now 25% off
Crate Paper Toy Box - now 25% off
Crate Paper Portrait - now 25% off
Crate Paper Neighborhood - now 25% off

Don't forget to use the May coupon for additional savings.  Enter MAY15 during checkout to save 15% off your entire order.  15% off all new arrivals and an additional 15% off sale items.

Have a great long weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Sketch

It's Friday Sketch again! That means I am back with a fun sketch for you to play with.
Here's my take...

Created this layout using all my We R Memory Keeper - Family Keepsake scraps. Left-overs are perfect to create a fast layout. 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, May 26, 2011

Stash Fave * Posh* by Teresa Collins

Man....I had fun with this line!

You know, there are a few paper companies I LOVE, HOARD and too AFRAID to use at the same time. They are too pretty or I just love them so much I don't want to cut them up. Well, I am getting over that and working really hard to stop treating my papers that way. HA!

The Posh Line by Teresa Collins is one of them. It looked intimidating and I didn't really know where to start. Until I started cutting it up and then all these ideas just flowed. It is really girly and fun. You can always count on TC to create a paper line that is just FANCY and FUN. The colors are so BOLD and just eye catching. My picture does not do justice to what it really looks line in person.

Here's a LO and a card I created using this line.

This was a really FAB paper and the color combination is just fun.
I hope you guys get this line cuz I am telling you, you will have fun making LO's and cards. The colors are perfect and the journaling spots that coordinate with it makes it really easy to complete a page. I am still in the process of creating some stuff with this line and will post ASAP. As you can tell I cant seem to put it down.

Thanks! Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 July-December Design Team Call

I know some of you have been waiting for this announcement and here it is.

We're looking for 6 girls (3 International and 3 from North America) for the second half of the 2011 calendar year.

So do you want to design for us? We're looking for 6 fresh faces to join us!
The Search begins now. Read below to find out what you need to do to apply for the team. Please make sure you include everything required in your entry. Deadline to apply is June 15th, 2011 Midnight PST.

To Apply:
Email admin (at) with the following:

1. Full Name
2. Country of residence
3. Favorite manufacturers
4. Blog Address
5. Websites/Online communities you are involved with
6. Are you currently on any design teams? Does your other team allow you to be on this team at the same time?
7. Why do you want to design for us? What sets your work apart from everyone else?
8.How long have you been scrapping?
(please note: we will accept people that design for other stores, manufacturers etc. These are just generic questions to help us get to know you better.).

You will also need to attach 3 layouts, 1 card and 1 altered project to the email. Please list the items/techniques that you used. These items do NOT need to be items we sell and can be from any manufacturer. Altered project can be a mini album or altered art.
Your emails should contain all of the above information.
Email us at with any questions.
Duties as a 2011 Stash Designer:
1. Must be able to complete a minimum of 5 layouts/cards and 1 altered project each month. 
2. Be able to upload projects by the deadlines each month. (15th and 30th/31st)
3. Write articles on tips, techniques or anything scrapbook related each month for the blog and/or Facebook.  You will also need to create sketches for the Friday blog posts.
4. Praise customers layouts in the customer gallery.
5. Participate in challenges, sketches etc.
6. Internationals are encouraged to enter.
7. Advertise and promote the store.

Designer Benefits
1. You receive store credit for all of the projects you upload each month. (25 points for each layout and card and 50 points for each altered project and mini album.)
2. You also receive a discount for shopping in the store. Any items you purchase will be shipped free with your kit.
3. Term lasts 6 months. January - June and July - December.
4. Once you have been chosen, we will email you the full details, exact discounts and duties.
Good luck and we can't wait to see everyone's work!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fabulous Darling!

Here's a lil something different from muah, Michelle M.

I had such a great time playing with the Posh collection from Teresa Collins that I went a lil over board. We are talking about dimension, dimension...dimension.

So I will be honest and will admit I am a simple card maker. I am not the best at it. But this month I don't really know what got into me, but let me tell you the diva came out girls! I am so proud. So I challenge you to get out of the box and create something different with me.

My challenge is for you to take out your EMBOSSING FOLDERS and use them on your cards. You don't have one! No problem create them using stencils and dry emboss them. Better yet go to our fabulous store and buy one to try it out. It doesnt matter what you use just give me some dimension. :)

This card looks complicated and hard. BUT it's not, it was so simple and fast. If I can do it you can too. HONEST!

Hope you guys enjoyed my post today and try it out for yourself. I love seeing what you guys do so don't forget to share it with us.

Have a Fabulous day!

Michelle M.

Monday, May 23, 2011

It must be Monday.....

It certainly feels like it.

On Sunday, I took a little trip out of town with a friend to take some classes taught by Tattered Angels, Pink Paislee and Prima.  I'll be able to share some of those things with you later this week.  I was also able to pre-order their NEW releases before anyone else has even seen them.  You're going to {love} the new stuff from Pink Paislee and Tattered Angels.

Speaking of new stuff, we have some of that in the shop!

We've added some new lines and some new Pre-Order items just in time for the big sale.  What big sale?  You didn't hear about that?  Sign up for the Newsletter and never miss a special announcement.  Newsletter readers got a full 24 hours to shop before we announced it on the blog and Facebook.

On to the new items:

Echo Parks newest release Country Drive will be shipping on June 10th.  Pre-order it now to be one of the first to get it.

Kaiser Craft Party Animal and Chapter one are in stock and ready to ship.  We've never carried Kaiser papers before so let us know if you like these and you might see more of them in the shop.

We have a few really cute American Crafts Thickers in stock - these match a lot of the papers we currently have!

We R Memory Keepers Travel Light collection is available for Pre-Order.  This is scheduled to ship late May.

We R Memory Keeper Sew Easy Heads - the brand new designs are in stock and ready to ship!  We also got in a large reorder of the main tool and mats.

7 Gypsies Mykonos line and all of the fun embellishments are in stock!

Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends - in stock!

And we have a few reorders in as well.  Jenni Bowlin ink pads, Maya Road goodies and more.

Don't forget to check the Sale and Clearance sections for the latest markdowns.  Items are all 25-75% off!

Today is the last day to use your 25% off coupon code.  Enter JUSTBECAUSE during checkout to save 25% off your ENTIRE order.  Don't forget the free shipping offer ends today as well.  All US Orders that qualify will earn free shipping.  Orders must be $30 after discount.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just Because

Thats the name of this sale.  The 'just because' sale.

Just because we love you.
Just because we want to spoil you.

Just because.

This weekend only, save 25% off your ENTIRE order with us. Enter coupon code JUSTBECAUSE during checkout to save.

And this weekend only, get FREE shipping on qualifying orders.  (US customers only.  Order total must be $30.00 after discount.)

Coupon code and Free Shipping are valid until May 23rd, 2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Another Friday Sketch

Hi there, Laurel here. I LOVE sketches, they are such a great starting point for me. Every card and every layout that I do are inspired by a sketch. Having said that, as much as I love to create with them, I can not create them I am so glad there are others that do and they share with me ;)

I have borrowed this sketch from Liz at The Scrappiest.

For this layout I have used the Daily Junque papers from Pink Paislee, a Maya Road envelope, some Glimmer Mist, some Prima flowers, a tag from Shabby Chic Crafts and of course some stamps and twine to tie it all together. Most of these things can be found in the store.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Hi, Alyssa here, just taking a moment to tell you about one of the newest lines in the store: Echo Park's Splash! Just check out this AMAZING and bright color palette for summer!

I can see lots of pages of my kids splashing around this summer using this line! Using coupon code MAY15 will save you 15%!

So what are you waiting for? :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Oh Boy!

April was a Challenge Month for us. The Design Team was only to use pattern paper and if possible nothing else. Well I think I conquered that challenge if I say so myself.

For this LO I wanted my tittle to blend in with my paper cut out embellishments. So you wont know when the tittle start and if you are looking at a page element. I love how it turned out.

Oh Boy!
I cut out the words, stars, circle and arrows from Fancy Pants To the Moon as my embellishments and put them close to the tittle. In fact they are so layered you cant really tell where the tittle starts. I love it.

So I guess my challenge to you is adding your tittle and not making it stand out. Try blending it in on your LO so it is not so obvious. Hope you guys have fun creating.

Michelle M.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch

How did everyone enjoy the sketches from NSD weekend?  I hope that if you weren't able to finish a project with them last week that you'll find some use for them in the future.

Just in case you need new inspiration, I have it here.  We are sponsoring Once Upon a Sketch all month long and that means we have a second sketch to share with you.

Some of the Stash Girls finished one in time for the reveal:


And here's how you can win some Stash Cash.  Use either this sketch or the one posted on May 1st to create a layout or card.  Upload (link in the comments) your project for us to see.  We'll draw some random winners on June 1st.

Here is a link to the May 1st sketch challenge.

Remember, you need to make sure you participate in the journaling part of the challenge as well.  Nadia explains this best on the OUAS blog.   You have two chances to win!

Happy Monday

Lots to share in this post so lets get started.  (If you want to see the Monday Markdown and a new challenge, scroll down past the NSD Winners.)

First - the winners from NSD.  (Please send an email to admin (at) yourscrapbookstash (dot) com to claim your prize. (Winners were selected randomly.)

April 29th Sketch Winners

Jody T
May 1st Sketch Winners (You can still add your projects to this link for the other challenge.  Deadline is May 31st.)

Samantha Sibbet

May 6th Sketch Winners

May 7th Sketch
May 8th Sketch + Bonus Sketch

Deb Long
Scrappin in AK
And now for the non-scrappy winners:

Debby said...

I wish I could get some scrapping done too! And thanks for all those nice sketches, they're printed and waiting to be used!

Laney said...

I'm not sure I'll have time to scrap this week-end. Today we went junking at a flea market, and tommorrow, we're having friends over.

Check out the SALE section this week.  We've added the following lines:
We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine and Family Keepsake - now 25% off
Little Yellow Bicycle Twig - 25% off
We have another Once Upon a Sketch challenge to post for you but we'll save that for the next post.