Prints On Canvas

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

No tricks today, just treats!

Here is the Monday Markdown:

Cosmo Cricket Glubers - 25% off
Crate Paper Random, Farmhouse & Peppermint - 25% off
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer, Dance in Sunshine and Vintage Blue - 25% off
Maya Road Summer Release - 25% off

Happy Stashing!

Friday, October 28, 2011

SING! and a sketch

Hello friends -- another installation of a sketch on Friday! Doesn't that sound great? A sketch for your inspiration AND a weekend stretched out before you!

Okay. So, I had these two photos of my youngest son and a pile of new Glitz goodies. I quickly got to work using the Dance in Sunshine papers and Vintage Blue embellishments. I loved the combinations of the two lines and how the page came out!

Do you like the design? I'd love to see what you come up with!
Enjoy your weekend and upload your take on the sketch to yourscrapbookstash gallery!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Contest #2

Lets do this!  I have more paper packs to give away.

Contest #2.....

Use a LARGE photo.


1.  Use any 5x7 or larger photo on your layout.

2.  Layouts can be 8.5x11 OR 12x12.

3. Links must be posted on this blog post.  We need an link to the exact place this layout is uploaded.  If you upload to your blog, we must be linked to the actual post, not just the blog.  If you do not have a blog or online gallery, we have a user gallery to store your work.

4. You CAN combine this challenge with the Sketch Challenge.  If you do, you must link your project up to BOTH blog posts for 2 chances to win.

5.  Deadline to link us up is November 3rd.  We will draw the winners on November 4th using to pick 3 winners.

6.  Prizes consist of Studio Calico and Authentique paper packs.

Have fun!

Need an example of a LARGE photo layout?  Here are just a couple from our DT Gallery.

Stash faves: Simple Stories Baby Steps

Hi there! It's Yvonne! :) This month I got to play with Simple Stories Baby Steps line.

Love the soft muted palette and the cute elements! :) Here are the projects I created!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lets have a contest!

Contest time!  I have a stack of paper packs from Authentique and Studio Calico to give away.  So lets have a sketch contest.

Here is a link to the Sketch Gallery....

Use ANY of the sketches to create a layout.  You can flip them any direction and you can submit as many layouts as you want.

Deadline is November 3rd.  That gives you a week to complete a layout.  We'll draw 3 winners on November 4th.

Link them up to this post by leaving a comment with a link to your layout.  You can leave a link to your blog, online gallery or use our user gallery to upload.

Make sure you let us know which sketch you used.

Complete Rules:

1.  MUST use one of our original sketches.  These are provided each week by our fabulous Design Team.  We store them in the Sketch Gallery on the site.

2.  Deadline to upload is midnight on Thursday November 3rd.  Thats midnight our time so Pacific Standard Time.

3.  No digital layouts.  Product used does NOT need to be product we sell.

4.  Sketches can be converted to 8.5x11 or used as a 12x12 sketch.

5. Links must be to the layout.  Do not link us up to your blog or gallery, link us to the actual layout.  You must note which sketch you used when you link us up.  The sketch date is noted in the gallery.

6.  We will draw 3 names randomly using  Each will win a paper pack from either Studio Calico OR Authentique.

Please email us at admin (at) with any questions.

Have fun!

***ETA:  We've posted a second contest.  You CAN combine them.  ;)

Large Photo Challenge - Challenge #2

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crochet Trim Flowers

Good day, Stashers!  Shellye here with a very easy way to create some simple flowers using crochet trim.
I have used the VINTAGE VOGUE trims by Collage Press/Pink Paislee in making these.  In this pack there are three different colors of trim and each are 1 yard each.
First, cut a 12" strip of trim.
Thread an embroidery needle with a thick floss, crochet thread or baker's twine (you won't see it, so color doesn't matter much).
I simply followed the natural loop of the trim to guide my needle and thread through.
Once you've threaded the entire length of the trim, gently pull the thread until a desired scallop is formed.
Tuck the top thread back through to the back of the scallop and then tie off and cut excess thread.
 Here is a sample of the final flower.  I also dabbed just a little no-fray to the ends.  You may add large brads, rhinestones, pearls or any round accent to complete the center.
 My finished layout featuring many of the fabulous products from the VINTAGE VOGUE collection.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Markdown

Here we are, another Monday, another group of markdowns.

Check out the super cute lines I marked down today!

Fancy Pants Off to School - 25% off
Jenni Bowlin Summer release - 25% off
Pink Paislee Phantom - 25% off
Simple Stories Happy Day - 25% off
Hambly Washi Tapes - 25% off

Now 50% off.....

American Crafts Zing
Jenni Bowlin Ink Pads (Older colors)
Jenni Bowlin Buttons
Punky Sprouts albums
October Afternoon Rocket Age
Echo Park Country Drive
May Arts Ribbons

Happy Stashing!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Sketch

Hi there, Stashers!  It's Shellye here to bring you this Friday's Sketch
I tried something a little different this month in creating my sketch...I hope you find it easier to use :)
Here's my take on the sketch using {Vintage Vogue} by Collage Press/Pink Paislee
{Vintage Vogue}
Corner Boutique and Eau De Parfume Patterned Papers
Paper Rosettes
Chipboard Pops
Ribbon Trims
and Brads
Misc: Baker's Twine
Thanks for looking...Enjoy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October Guest Designer: Bente Fagerberg

Hi this is Bente, remember me from the Spring...?
I used to love the kits that Erica sent  me as a member of her DT.  You can imagine was thrilled to get the opportunity to be a guest here this month!

Erica sent me papers and embellishments from one of my absolute favourite manufacturers.
Those of you who know me may have guessed that I am talking about Pink Paislee.They just keep on making me happy with each new collection, and very rarely disappoint.

I received the "Vintage Vogue" collection that Collage Press made for Pink Paislee.

The colours are divine
A match made in heaven if you ask me.

The papers have colours  that could have come right out of  a fifties movie. And the embellishments are adorable. 
I received spool buttons, rosettes, chipboards, beautiful buttons, ephemera, and a lovely wooden alphabet thet can be misted or painted.

On the first layout I misted the wooden letters as I was lucky enough to have a suitable colour.
I shaped the paper with the cute letter pattern and added buttons around the edge. The small banners at one side were made by cutting banners from the ephemera in two. For my title I also used  some twine to form the word "good".

I was thinking afterwards that I should have made the word a bit bigger as making it legible was quite tricky .
The sweet boy is my little nephew who insists on getting himself into trouble.....LOL!

The second layout was made cutting a frame from the same piece of letter patterned paper.
I matted my photos on the darker paper and added a space for my title. This time I used acrylic paint for my wooden letters.
You can see how I used the spool buttons and the rosettes on this too, in my close ups.

Once again thank you so much Erica, and Alyssa,for having me. I will be back in a short while with some more projects showcasing more beautiful product from the store.

Looking at all the great new lines that are arriving every day I think I "need" to do some shopping , too...LOL

See you soon, and I hope you enjoy your week end!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just a few announcements to make today...

ALL Studio Calico orders have been shipped.  Please allow a few extra days for the packages to ship.  We overloaded the post office and its taking them longer to process the volume of orders.  Remember, we had two large pre-orders come in AND regular orders to get out.

We finally shipped all International pre-orders on Friday.  We are waiting on the report with tracking numbers.  Anyone who has emailed us, we will get back to you with those as soon as we have our report.

Product Updates:

Now that the dust has somewhat settled, we've got a few product updates for you.

Studio Calico/Hero Arts - we have reordered several of the more popular items from both lines.  Look for more mists, misting masks and stamps in stock this week.

Pink Paislee - their new Snow Day line is in stock and shipping!

Lily Bee Mid Release - Head Over Heels is in stock and shipping!

New Fall and Holiday tags from Shabby Chic Crafts (Now Chic Tags)

We expect more lines to ship this week so keep your eyes open for more announcements!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some tips on using mists to add interest to your projects.

Hi there! It's Yvonne sharing some tips on using mists to add interest to your projects! :)

In this layout, I masked the area and misted. This created a little "frame" . 

A little paper piercing along the edges makes the "frame more prominant.
 In this layout,  I used a few coordinating shades of mists to create a fun background! 

I added a few buttons for added interest and dimension. To get the splotches, just open the cap and drip the mist.

Here's another example of a layout I did that incorporated misting and masking.

It's a subtle way to add texture to a piece without bulk! Don't forget to share your misted projects in our gallery! :)

The first two projects features Simple Stories Happy Day Collection. The third layout features Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection.