Thursday, September 30, 2010

More Info About Stash to Treasure!

More info about Stash to Treasure (including the outline of my class) is available on the YSS Blog!  The kit is now for sale, and you can now subscribe... but the site won't be live until sometime Friday, so you won't get your log-in until then.  I will post here and at YSS as soon as it is live, so you can go check it out.

I promise to get back to blogging with creative stuff soon... it's just been a little crazy around here!  Thank you for all your wonderful comments and support.  I truly appreciate each and every one!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

STT Reveal!

Time to tell you all about how Stash to Treasure works!  I wrote all about it for the Your Scrapbook Store blog today.  So head over there to check it out!

But first, here is a card I made with just a few of the many kit leftovers I had after I made this mini album.  I have enough to do 2-3 layouts and another card also!

Ok, go check out the news HERE.

Let me know what you think!  The full details of my specific class will be reveal on Thursday... and I should have info about upcoming teachers soon!


Saturday, September 25, 2010


Here are the winners from this week's Blog Hop:

Stash Cash Winners:

Blogger piradee talvanna said...

wow the box is gorgeous and can't wait to see all the videos. this is going to be tons and tons of fun!!!
September 23, 2010 10:27 AM

Blogger Calia Yang said...

I love your layout - it's gorgeous! The paper is just WOW!! *in love*
September 21, 2010 8:37 A
Clipa Winner: 

Blogger Brenda said...

Wow, you have shared some wonderful inspiration today! What fabulous creativity!
September 20, 2010 11:36 AM

Congrats,ladies!  Please email me at to claim your prizes!

TUESDAY is the FULL reveal of the new Stash to Treasure class... you will get all the details and find out exactly what is going down.  Come back then!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Last day!

It's the last day to hop around the YSS team blogs!  Everyone has giveaways, so make sure you get entered to win all over the place!  ;)  Most winners will be announced tomorrow.

Here is the order for the Blog Hop:

Store Blog
Alyssa (you are here)
Lady Grace

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Sneaks

Here are a few more sneaks for the upcoming FIRST ever Stash to Treasure Class:

Everything you see here I am going to teach you to do... and I do mean EVERYTHING.  The class features 12 videos and 6 tutorials.  More on that is coming...  Oh, and there is a kit too, that will include everything to make this album and even the stuff to embellish extra pages if you add them with your Bind-It-All.  :)

Don't forget to leave comments below for the Your Scrapbook Stash Blog Hop and giveaways!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 4 (last giveaway!)

Welcome to Day 4 of the Your Scrapbook Stash Blog Hop.  My final giveaway of the week is at the bottom of this post.  :)

I made this little box last night.  I photographed it in my hand so you can see how small it is. I used the Basic Grey Wander Collection from the YSS store, and just had a little fun.  The box is destined to one day belong to my son, but I am going to wait until he gets through his "Destroy Everything I Touch" stage before I give it to him.  (Please, no one tell me that lasts for many years!)
All the little cut-out pieces are form the Bike Messenger paper from this collection. The stickers are from the Olivia Collection.  I just love how elements of BG collections work so well with other BG Collections.

Thank you for all of your amazing feedback about my upcoming class and the start of Stash to Treasure.  I am so excited about this, and it's so much fun to hear that you are too!  Yesterday, I filmed 5 (yes, 5!) videos for the class.  Each day for the first 6 days of October, you will get 2 videos and a tutorial, so that we can work through this fabulously fun album together.

Want to know more?  Well, yesterday I filmed 4 pages of the album being created, so you have step-by step "how-tos."  I also filmed a tutorial video showing you how to make those letters on the cover of my album...and so much more.  :)

I have one more $10 gift certificate to give away today!  If you want to win some Stash Cash, leave me a comment on this post and I will choose a winner on Saturday.  The giveaways below are open until Saturday also!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Well, here's the sneak I promised!

What is it?  Well, Stash to Treasure is a new blog that I am starting with Your Scrapbook Stash!  We wanted a way to bring you exclusive classes, kits, tutorials, and so much more... so we started Stash to Treasure.  Every month there will be a new class, and loads of new content from many of the leading teachers and designers in the scrapbook industry!  The first class will be from me, and is feature in the ad above.  It's a travel album using the Basic Grey Wander Collection.  This album is also adaptable for a book about your home or city, a school album, or an album about places you love... anything like that.  Details and more info about subscriptions will be available very, very, soon!  It is going to be very affordable for everyone.

Here's a little more info:

We are always looking for new and exciting ways to use the many products we have in our craft spaces, and we know you are too.  Scrapbooking changes so fast, and all the new products and techniques can be both fun and overwhelming.  At Your Scrapbook Stash, we think you should have an easy way to increase your fun, while eliminating that overwhelmed feeling.  So we created just that: Stash to Treasure.

Stash to Treasure is our brand new site, dedicated to bringing you cutting edge classes, exclusive tutorials, and new techniques, ranging from beginner to more advanced.  We will be introducing you to new and exciting products, and showing you just what you can do with them.  Join the Stash Girls and an amazing lineup of guest teachers as we bring you new classes and content every month!  On this subscription site, you will learn through video and step by step instruction how to use some of the best products out there.  Aren't sure how to get the most out of your mists?  Let us show you!  Need some fun new ways to use Border Punches?  We've got the video!

As a subscriber, each month you will receive a full class, complete with video instruction, as well as several exclusive tutorials, and step by step instructions to completing a variety of techniques and projects.  Each month will be jam-packed with content, and each month will feature a different teacher, so you will get a range of styles and creative ideas.

Details will be announced later this month along with your chance to subscribe!  Make sure to blog hop with the Stash Girls this week for your chance to be the first to win a FREE 1 month subscription to Stash to Treasure.

That's all I can share for today... but I can promise you loads and loads of content and excitement.  

Come back tomorrow for one more giveaway, and be sure to comment on the posts below for this week's earlier giveaways.  Winners will be announced on Saturday.


Monday, September 20, 2010

YSS Blog Hop! (More Giveaways!)

Welcome to day 2 of the YSS Blog Hop!  (Are you having fun yet?)  :)  If you missed the store blog, make sure to go back to that one, so you don't miss any chances to win.  There is another giveaway at the bottom of this post, so make sure you get to the end.  :)

Today I want to share one of my favorite layouts from each of my fellow DT members.  Each of their names is hyperlinked, and they are in order, so you can keep hopping.  :)

Susan added the lovely layout to the YSS gallery recently, and I just love the movement that the crystal swirls add to it!

Valerie had me from first glance with the incredible stitching on this layout.

(Valerie's layout is out for publication.  I have good taste!  :)

Lady Grace created this layout, which I think is just gorgeous in it's simplicity.

Erica created this layout a bit ago, and I love the coordinated look of it, with those adorable little planes and clouds!

Heidi made this layout a few weeks ago, and it just keeps popping into my head as one of the coolest things I have seen in a while.  Check out what she did with the smooch paints!

Heidi's layout is Out for Publication. (I have very good taste!)

And, don't forget to visit out Guest Designer, Julie Bonner!  She has giveaways too!

Ok, now before you hop away, I promised you another giveaway. Today I am giving away a Clipa.   These are available in the Your Scrapbook Stash Store, but I am giving you a chance to win one right here!  Never leave your purse on a nasty floor again!
So, leave a comment on this post to be entered to win (US residents only, please).  I will pick a winner on Saturday.

Tomorrow I have a fun little sneak peek of something big I have up my sleeve.  ;)


PS- Yesterday's post has another giveaway!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

YSS Blog Hop! (Giveaways!)

It's time for another YSS blog hop! This time, we not only have lots of prizes, but we have a big announcement, so keep an eye out for that.

Here is the order for the Blog Hop:

Store Blog
Alyssa (you are here)
Lady Grace

EVERYBODY has prizes and Stash Cash to give away, so make sure you stop at each blog!

Here is a layout using Basic Grey's Olivia to share with you today.  Everything here is in the YSS Store, including the Smooch Paints!

For today's giveaway, leave me a comment for a chance to win a $10 Stash Cash Gift Certificate.  All comments on this post will be eligible to win!  Winners will be announced on Saturday.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is it OVER Yet??

At my daughter's first soccer game, my 3-year-old son could just not believe that the game was take SOOO LONG!  :)

I snapped this photo while he was complaining (again) about having to sit there and watch.

I used BasicGrey's Oliver line for this layout, and everything here is available to Your Scrapbook Stash.  There is a coupon code this month, and TONS of new products, so you need to check it out.  :)

There is also a YSS Blog Hop starting Sunday, and I have PRIZES to give away on my blog.  See you soon!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

4 more days...

Just 4 more days to enter the 2 awesome contasts going on at Your Scrapbook Stash!  The prizes are fantstic, so get over there now!  The contest info can be found HERE.


PS- There is another blog hop, with lots of prizes, coming very soon!

Friday, September 10, 2010

And the beginning is... NOW!

I am so excited to be telling you (finally!) about one of my two new ventures  (the other one being my class at Your Scrapbook Stash... and more details on that are just around the corner, I promise!).  We are starting the Your Scrap Cash Consignment Sale in Central Indiana!  If you live in the Lafayette, IN, Indianapolis, IN, or Champaign, IL areas, you can check out our brand new website and find all the info on the sale HERE.

This is your chance to sell all those partially used or unused items you have, and to shop for new goodies at a local 2 day sale.  Bargain basement prices make it fun and affordable to clear out your extra stash and find all sorts of new, must-have items.

The Lafayette, Indiana sale is first up, and will be held November 11-13th.  All the details are on our website at

I am thrilled about this latest venture, and I hope to hear from you soon!


Want a free gift from Prima?

Who wants a free gift from Prima?  Me, for one, lol!  I never turn down anything Prima.  Just in case you are right there with me, I wanted to share the newest news about the Prima Warehouse Sale.  If you go to the new Prima site: and order a warehouse sale box, you can use coupon code POM and recieve a free 6x6 paper pad from one of the NEW collections: Road Trip, Annalee, Fairy Flora, Paisley Road, or Jack and Jill.

Head over there and snag yours today!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

At Last...

I scrapped my first layout of the last two weeks last night.  It felt great.  Life has been so crazy the last week that I haven't even been thinking about creating anything, which is really strange for me.  At the same time, while life has been so crazy, I have found myself noticing that my daughter is growing up.  Way to quickly, if you ask me.  I am in the middle of some major life changes, and I started to feel like her childhood was slipping through my fingers.  When I saw this photo last night, it reminded me that there are still parts of her that are little, things that show the bits of my baby still hanging around.  I was reminded to slow down and take the time to just be with her, play with her, and enjoy the moments.  Because no matter how crazy my life is right now, she isn't going to stop growing up.  Every moment I miss now is gone forever.  

Journaling reads: You are in such a hurry to grow up, but I am enjoying the signs that you're not there just yet.
I created the bricks with grungeboard.  I cut it into rectangles, painted them white, misted them about 6 times with 2 different colors, and then inked the edges.  

Papers are from K&Co. "Jubilee." and Tim Holtz.

More exciting things are up my sleeve.  Next week I will be sharing my newest undertaking, and if you are in Indiana, you will be especially interested.  :)

Watch for previews of my class with Your Scrapbook Stash to start soon also!  Oh, and speaking of which, there are some great contests going on at YSS that you can find HERE.