Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This months gallery

Is the last one from our awesome Design Team.  I'm sad but at the same time happy.  Out of all the girls I've had a chance to work with over the past 5 years, there is some amazing inspiration in the gallery.

I've been busy going through and saving all of my favorites.  Make sure you do the same.  On January 31st, 2012 it will all disappear.  You can, of course, make sure you visit the blogs of these great designers to keep tabs on them.

Here's what caught my eye so in the gallery this month:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scraps are fun!

Hello there! Let me share with you what I love to do with my scraps. I always love to challenge myself to use whatever is left in my stash especially the tiny & odd pieces. Scraps are like pieces of puzzle, all you need is to piece them together & create a layout! I have too many scraps lying in my stash box and it's a great way to use them all this way. 

Here's a sample I created using the pretty Lily Bee Design called Head Over Heels...

Close-up shots:

 You can always add pretty embellies like ribbons and trinkets to fill up :)

Have fun scrapping your scraps!!
Xoxo Jessy

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday

A little elf told me that our Black Friday code is still live through the end of today.

Enter FRIDAY during checkout to save 20% off your entire purchase.

Happy Stashing!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Amy Tangerine's line is like a love song

Yes, Amy T's new line from American Crafts is like a love song to me. The reason I tell you this? Because my youngest son is obsessed with the song "Love Song" by Selena Gomez. He's particularly fond of the line "I love you like a love song, baby" in the song. He totally says it MINIMUM of 10 times a day. So...I wanted to document this phase in our lives, as funny as it is. (The fact that he was wearing quirky cowboy boots with shorts didn't hurt!)

The Amy Tangerine line was perfect to document this story. It's fun, upbeat and can even be a little quirky! I used the adhesive fabric, the fun patterned paper and lots of little bits to create a fun page.

Now, I wanted to share the page with you. However, it got picked up for publication the other day at Scrapbook Trends. SO, look for it there in April 2012. In the mean time, however, Alyssa even created a sketch to go with my layout, I hope it inspires you!

Do you have fun projects using the Amy Tangerine goodies? Share them with us in the gallery!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Helloooo!  Happy Thanksgiving, to all our USA shoppers!

When I received my bundle of Glitz goodies from I knew there could be some special projects made from these items. There are so many unique ways to use the whatnots -- I decided the first would be to make a simple, yet beautiful card.

I knew in this season there would be many reasons to send a personal note card. So, I used a rose whatnot along with some lovely Glitz patterned paper from Beautiful Dreamer and a stamp from Maya Road (Cameo!) for this one.

A simple and beautiful way to send a greeting!  Get everything you need in the store today!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My beloved Grandma and a tip

In October, my beloved Grandma passed away. I was immediately drawn to my computer to find a photo of her to scrap. The pull was strong and I gave in to create this page. There was only pure emotion in the words, placement and colors.

The pastels from the Glitz Beautiful Dreamer papers and whatnots reminded me so much of my Grandma who loved pale shades of color. The simple beauty was perfect for a page about her.

Looking back on this page, I'm so happy I created it in those initial moments after her passing. I can feel all the emotion and all of the happy memories I have. This was a very new way for me to scrap my photos and one I would do again. I highly encourage you to scrap outside of the box. Scrap something that is very dear to your heart or difficult and treasure the page.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday!

We were busy last night marking down a large section of the store.

Check out our latest markdowns kin the SALE and FINAL Clearance sections of the shop.

We wanted to give you an update on shipping.  All US Orders are still shipped out Priority Mail.  The minimum for Free Shipping has gone up to $40.  Your order total must be $40 for the system to calculate the free shipping.

International orders are now shipped USPS First Class.  There is NO tracking information for these orders. They can also take up to 30 days to arrive at their destination.  Currently, I'm seeing delivery times of 14-16 days from ship date.  Please give the package at least 30 days before emailing us.  The USPS will not take inquiries before 30 days has passed.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Nantucket and a Sketch!

Welcome to Friday, everyone!  I have a sketch to share today- I hope it inspires your weekend crafting.
 And here is my take on the sketch using the Nantucket Collection from Pink Paislee:

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I love to play with mists. I don't think I go crazy or get too messy, but I love using them! So, when I started planning this page in my head, I knew I had to mix my Glitz and Maya Road goodies with my new Studio Calico mists (also from yourscrapbookstash!) and mask.

The Dance in Sunshine papers were perfect for the look I was going for, as were the autumn mini pieces from Maya Road. After I misted with Custard around the ampersand mask I went to work assembling the page. Then, I misted the chipboard pieces with custard, dewey and overdue. Once those were dry -- CALICO SHINE. I need about 10 more bottles of this stuff because it's amazing.

All in all, a lot of fun playing with mists and a page I am happy with!

Pick up these fun products in the store today!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

beginning of an adventure

I would say flying 2,000 miles away from home to look for a new house DEFINITELY marks the beginning of an adventure!

In late August/early September my husband, sons and I embarked on our journey to find a new home. I brought my big camera but also my instax to document the journey and I am so glad that I did. We came home with some fun and unique images preserving our moments.

Using lots of Glitz goodies, plus a little Maya Road, Hambly and Studio Calico - I was able to create this fun page to remember our trip!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Markdown

Its been a while!  We didn't get a chance to mark anything down last week because of out trip so we have 2 weeks worth of markdowns for you!

New Markdowns:

Simple Stories Generations
Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas
Lily Bee Memorandum
Lily Bee Harvest Market
Lily Bee Jingle

New arrivals:

Tim Holtz Limited Edition Distress Pads

Smash Books - Original 4 colors (Red, Pink, Blue, Black)
Amy Tangerine Backorder

Due in this week:

Fancy Pants Summers End and St. Nick

October Afternoon is the only Pre-Order item we have left.  We have a call in to our rep to find out when these lines will be shipping.  We WILL be getting them in.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

And.... We're back

We are back from a family trip.  As always, we have tons of emails and things to handle.  Please give us a few days to get back to everyone.

We have items to add to the shop, items that are ready to come off pre-orders and a bunch of other things to take care of.

Keep your eye on the blog, facebook and NEW section of the store this week.

Also, coming tomorrow is our next Monday Markdown.  Its going to be a very busy week as we get back into everything.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sketch again!!

Hey hey! It's sketch time again and I have a fun one for you this time round. You may play with lots of flowers with this one :)

Here's my layout using the sketch above...
 This layout was created using the wonderful collection called Generations by Simple Stories. I love the vintage-warm-cosy colors. Perfect for family theme :)

Hope you can play along with us this week!
Xoxo Jessy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stash faves!

Hi! I have a secret to tell you. Before my kit came, I had no idea what I was going to do with Authentique anything! I thought it was all too girly, too fancy and too not me. You know what? I was totally wrong. The Authentique stuff is FANTASTIC, even for boy mamas that like bright colors and neutral patterns!

First, the papers are a wonderful weight and have a beautiful texture. The letter stickers are the perfect size. And the diecuts? Not only are they perfect, but they don't fall right off the sheet -- so you don't lose them all over the place!

Those aren't the only things I liked about Authentique, I could go on all day. However, I will spare you and show you my very favorite thing.

The Uncommon sheet of Original paper.

I love the doilies. LOVE them. And, the notebook/ledger background? Genius! I need at least 3 more sheets of this paper!

I took the foundations paper for Uncommon for the background, then cut out a couple of the doilies from the Original sheet of paper. Then, I built my photos and other elements around those doilies!

I hope you'll check out the Authentique stuff in the store if you haven't, and then post your results in the gallery! I know I would love to see what you create!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Journaling Card Tips

Journaling cards are really fun to use on layout / card or even on altered projects!

Whenever I see journaling cards, I enjoy cutting the images out of them and this time round I also arranged the pieces to make them part of the background. 

You can also use journaling cards to embellish a card. 

Hope you enjoy today's tips :)

Xoxo Jessy

Monday, November 7, 2011

Just a reminder....

We are out of the warehouse until next Saturday 11/12. At that time we will respond to any emails and continue filling orders.

Thank you for your support of the store.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I hate to post and run....

But I have a flight in a few hours.  I pulled an all-nighter just to get everything done (Orders, packing etc) and the last thing I need to do it pick the winners.

According to a lightning fast draw on, I have the following numbers.

Contest #1

#15 - Miwa
#11 - scruzfam4
#16 - Faye Marie

Contest #2

#12 - Erin Jean
#5 - Rita
#10 - hsblair

Ladies, please email me at admin(at) with your real names and mailing addresses. I will ship out the prizes as soon as I get back from vacation.

Aaaannnnnndddd, you might want to keep an eye out on the blog for another contest posted soon.

Friday's sketch with Simple Stories Baby Steps line!

Hi there! It's Yvonne to share a layout inspired by a sketch! :)

Here's the sketch from Get Picky that I used! :)

The layout features my sweet little niece using Simple Stories Baby Steps line! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

More From Bente!

Hi, Bente here! This time I will show you a couple of layouts I made using the "Baby Steps" line from "Simple Stories." As I don't have any babies at home any more I used the papers in a different way, just like  any old general papers with soft patterns. The colours are very sweet and likeable and for those who do have babies or toddlers at home they can be used for both boys and girls.

I loved the darker paper with dots on them together with the lighter ones.
For  my first layout I cut out a frame and wrinkled it, then fastened it to my page using my sewing machine. I grounded my photos with a circle of black cardstock . As a base for my title I used a couple of the journaling cards. 

There are so many nice bits to cut out here. You can do fussy cutting, or just cut out the different squares and use them as page elements.

I know banners are ooold by now, but I can't help myself; I still love 'em....
I  cut out triangles from the pp's and stitched them together. I recommend you use a thinner thread/twine than I did! I had a few of my flags tear.

I had these sweet photos of my youngest DD on my scrap desk and thought they would go well with this collection.  I chose a couple of sheets of pp and  a matching sheet of cardstock.

I placed a photo in each circle and added a flower vine with a suitable fall feeling to it. 
I cut a balloon image from one of the elements sheets and added a balloon sticker as well.

The small green letter stickers are from the same sheet as the balloon. So great to have  all the matching letters and some sayings on the same easy-to-grab sheet! 
You can see all the papers and stickers etc a couple of posts down where Yvonne picks here Stash Faves.

I needed some more dimensional embellishments and reached for my "Vintage Vogue" goodies.
With my green/black theme I think they work well on this. 
I used the rosettes, the spool buttons and the ephemera.
The black lace is  from the "Vintage Vogue" trim card, too.

I hope you liked my take on the "Simple Stories".

I am now heading over to the store to check out some of Ericas many markdowns .
So many awesome brands and many at 25% off...Thats so great!!

I have sure enjoyed being a guest here at Your Scrapbook Stash.
Thanks so much for having me! "

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gallery Recap!

It's time for another peek into the Gallery for the month of October!  This time, the girls wowed us with Simple Stories, Glitz, and Pink Paislee, along with their many talents.  :)

Here's a peek at the products they received:

Here's a peek at what they created!  You can see all their projects HERE.