Friday, December 31, 2010

8x8s Featuring Fancy Pants +

Here are a couple of 8x8 layouts:

Baby Shower:

I started with some gorgeous Fancy Pants paper from the 50 piece Grab Bag as the background and extra piece of green behind my photo, I then stitched down a large photo leaving the top unstitched to act as a pocket for some smaller photos.. This is a GREAT way to include TONS of photos without cluttering up a layout.

I used some things I just had laying around; EP sticker, random satin ribbon I dyed myself, black pen, bingo card, and a 7gypsies punch. I'm a total distress freak so I of course used the Distress Inks by TH, and I LOOOOOVE the Art Blanche chipboard letters! They're large, white and easy to make your own! I also have to tell you, these gals have such a fantastic deal on these EK Adhesive dispensers that I haven't used any other kind in MONTHS. lol.


I again used some of that awesome Fancy Pants paper, distress ink and I used a Cosmo Cricket Rubon.

Other products used: don juan cricut cartridge, corrugated cardboard, raffia, fiber, lace, vintage paper measuring tape, ball point pen, martha stewart butterfly punch, old book, nest image and swallow chipboard piece. And I'm seriously telling you.. check out the great deals they have on all of their adhesives (as well as EVERYTHING else they have for sale!)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Comparable to Tim's 12 Tag of Christmas!

I'm of course loving the 12 tags of christmas by Tim Holtz - and as much as I love his work, I also love finding my own vintage findings and great deals on embellishments... so here are some fantastic alternatives to some of the items Tim uses from our online store.. All at FANTASTIC prices.

Have you been loving those baubles and gems Tim is using at the top of his tags as dangles on his ribbons and fibers? Check out these Precious Finds

Retail: $5.99 - BSD: $2.50!!

And here are some fantastic Flower Centers by Prima to use as bling.. or as flower centers like Tim does on Rosettes - 12 different flower centers in each package.

only $3.19!

Not interested in making your own flowers? We have tons of Flowers by Prima, Petaloo, Making Memories, Fancy pants and more... here are a few highlights:

Making Memories flower box, includes felt flowers, paper flowers and buttons!
Retail: $7.99 - BSD: $6.39!

Ruffled Peonies by Petaloo - gorgeous reds, perfect for Christmas!
Retail: $4.99 - BSD: $1.49!

Color our own flowers with these gorgeous beauties from Petaloo!!
Retail: $3.99 - BSD: $3.19

Are you loving the vintage papers he's been using for letters and rosettes? Check out this set of paper titled Savannah by 7 gypsies:

Retail: $12.99 - BSD: $9.99

and don't forget some of the Tim Holtz products we carry! Distress Inks, Word Keys, and Sprockets!

Hope you find something useful! be sure to look through ALL the categories as there are tons of products available at great prices!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cosmo Cricket!!

@ we can't get enough of that Double Deck paper pack by Cosmo Cricket.. so here again are some GORGEOUS projects featuring the two paper lines included in the double deck; "Earth Love" and "The Boyfriend"

First is a 2 page layout by owner, Michelle - she started with 2 pieces of black card stock from the Kit of the Month - then she took pieces from both lines of the Double Deck and cut them into squares and placed on her paper adhering with her favorite glue. She used the papers and one of her favorite Cricut Cartridges to cut out some gorgeous birds, which she adorned with blingy adhesives rhinestones from K&CO.

And then HERE is a banner I made for my soon to be lil guy! These colors are so vintage and fun together!! I used the same Cardstock from the Club of the Month by Bazzill - and the double deck for the gorgeous colors and patterns:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Delight by FP

Here is a 2page layout by Michelle!

Besides the gorgeous pictures of her budding family, she used only the Delight Kit by Fancy Pants! Retail: $25.21 - BigScrapDeal: $10.99!!!!

This set has gorgeous colors and embellishments; browns, pinks, blues, greens, oranges and yellows. It comes with TWO 12x12 transparencies, 1 package of buttons and 16 12x12 patterned papers, 8 designs 2 of each!!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Silly Girl by Dawn

If you didn't get enough of that awesome Cosmo Cricket double deck "Earth Love" and "The Boyfriend" here is a fantastic layout Dawn did with it.. she says "Wow! The more I use this paper the more I love it! I was unsure at first but pull the sheets out and mix and match, no matter how you put them together they go!!!"

Silly Girl:

She started with a piece of chocolate cardstock from the Kit of the Month, used that Double Deck, and embellished with a few things including Alpha Mishmash by Crate Paper, and a fold over tab from the 7gypsies Sticker Book Set.

Pull that cute little 7 gypsies tab and the layout folds down to reveal a bunch more info and some gorgeous photos!!!

Love It!!! -DeeDee

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Teacher Tin + Card

Here are 2 fantastic gift ideas done by Dawn!!

Both using the Double Deck by Cosmo Cricket featuring their two lines: "Earth Love" and "The Boyfriend"

The first is a fantastic card - I love this because she's attached tattoos to the happy birthday sentiment for the lil guy!!

And the second is a survival tin for teachers!!

Click those photos to enlarge them!! -DeeDee

Monday, October 18, 2010


By Heather!!

Be Happy:

This page uses the Delight Kit by FP, some chipboard Heather had lying around, a bit of Bazzill black cardstock, diamond glaze, glitter glue, and UTEE.

First Kiss:

This page has so much creativity going on, it's FANTASTIC!! She started with the Life Is Good collection by EP, and embellished with a Tim Holtz mask, Glimmer Mist, and Distress Ink. She also used the ink and mists on her flowers which were cut on her cricut.


Friday, October 15, 2010

EP and Petaloo by Heather

Here are 2 layouts that owner Heather did!

Sammy's First Halloween:

Heather started with the Cardstock of the Month Kit, a great textured piece of Bazzil Cardstock, then she used the Black Soot distress ink pad by Tim Holtz around the edges for a fantastic Halloweeny look. From there she picked out a super cute photo of her now 5 year old son Sammy and pulled out her Happy Halloween collection pack by Echo Park. She used a handful of eyelets, some gorgeous black tulle and ran around the edges of the patterned paper with distress inks - VIOLA!!

Le Reve:

Heather just got back from a weekend in Vegas with her husband and another couple friend; and to remember the fun did this AMAZING layout! She started again with the Cardstock Kit, and Black Soot from the distress inks - Both a great base for a fantastic project. She then used some great souvenirs from the weekend and the gorgeous set of Ruffled Peonies from Petaloo. They do have a gold center, but she had some gigantic black bling laying around and it was perfect!

Have a good weekend! -DeeDee

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall Layout by DeeDee

So I'm going to start off the Fall Theme Layout challenge on facebook!

I scraplifted this layout from a gal who posted on the Echo Park paper company's facebook and gave it a couple of my own twists:

I started with a piece of Bazzil Cardstock from the Cardstock kit of the month and used Distress Inks to ink the edge and crinkles of the paper. I picked one of my favorite photos of Chamos and I at the park playing in the leaves, and made a frame for it with the Fancy Pants 50 Piece paper pack which also made the leaves of the tree and the blue sky background. I cut the leaves using the Don Juan cricut cartridge and made the tree truck out of corrugated cardboard. I used the Art Blanche Tahoma letters for my title and adhered everything with the Zig glue pen and EK Success Permanent Adhesive roller.

=) Now let's see YOUR fall layouts!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Layout by Heather!

Here is a gorgeous layout by Heather. Enjoy!!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co:

While Heather was @ Scrapfest she ate at Bubba Gump with the other girls - She started with a sheet of paper from the restaurant and picked a huge photo of her enjoying all those goodies. She cut out her title from Bazzil cardstock supplied by the Cardstock of the Month Kit, and adorned with a giant Petaloo Flower.

On both the back sheet and the letters Heather used Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, and then sprayed them with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. If you haven't seen how Distress Ink reacts to water, you should definitely try it out!!! She also glimmer misted the petaloo flower.

She attached everything but the flower with EK Success Herma double sided tape, and used Glue Dots for the petaloo flower, perfect for the centers and no mess!

Hope you found some helpful info!!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Layout by Michelle + Contest Infos

First I'd like to share this layout with you that owner Michelle did!!

She did a 2 page layout starting with a patterned paper, found some of her favorite photos of the girls shopping at scrapfest! and gave them gorgeous green borders from the Bazzil Cardstock Kit of the Month! -

then she grabbed some of the Petaloo Flowers including the Large Green Daisy and the Wild Daisy Green Flowers in a set of four.

Also Right now on the face book fan page we have 2 contests going on!!

1) Is a fall themed layout with red, green, yellow and orange - use as little or as much as you like, just be to sure to incorporate each color! any size you'd like. Just post it to the Facebook Fan Page wall so everyone gets a chance to see!

2) We've also started the referral contest up again! The person with the most referrals by the 15th gets a goodie bag - so be sure your friends tell us who sent them!

When we reach 500 fans we'll be opening up a Design Spot on the DT and we can't wait to see what everyone has to share!

Have a good afternoon everyone!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Thank You and Fly Away Cards by DeeDee

I wanted to share a couple of cards I made using some of my favorites from the store!!

First off I needed a thank you card, I started with a kraft base and used some KnCompany paper.. I embellished with a Cosmo Cricket paper pack that is currently sold out, but my favorite part of this card is the giant scripty T that comes from the Art Blanche Script Chipboard Set - There's also a swirl flower and some tulle, a Martha Stewart half pearl and some distress ink.

This next card was for a secret sister card swap - I used a kraft base again.. but picked out a gorgeous green paper from the Crate Paper Lemongrass Kit (whole kit for only $6.99!!!) and some other random patterned paper I had. I used a butterfly from Angel Company, some distressing ink and distressing powder, and a stamp from Chatter Box Botanico Set. I finished off with a little raffia!

For adhering both cards I two of my favorite products are straight from BSD - the EK Success Permanent Adhesive Dispenser and the EK Success 2Way Glue Pen!!

Hope you enjoy! -DeeDee

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Work by Dawn - Art Journal and Baby book pages!

Here is some work by Designer: Dawn!! Super fun and cute and and and just look for yourself!!

Art Journal:

Dawn says her son does TONS of drawing and she thought this would be the perfect way to preserve it. She started with the 12x12 Composition book by Art Blanche(3 sizes offered of a great sturdy chipboard start) and then added papers, brads, letters, stamps etc. etc!!

Baby Journal Irish Pages:

This is such a fantastic gift idea.. Dawn's sister had twins, a boy and a girl, and she wanted to send over a couple of cute journals that her sister could just add photos into.. Here are 2 of my favorite pages for the wee ones. She started with the Cardstock of the Month Kit(all Bazzil all the time!!) Added a gorgeous Irish themed paper as an accent, and then she used the Alpha Mishmash Rubons from CratePaper(a gorgeous brown of random alphas) to title her page! Dawn says "very versatile and can be used almost anywhere... don't have to be specific on placement because the differences in size and design are very forgiving and kind of shabby chic feel."

Hope you enjoy these designs as much as I did -DeeDee

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Good Evening + Contest!

Hope everyone's weekend was fantastic! Be sure to check out the FaceBook fan page for photos of Heather and Michelle @ Scrapfest!!

Everyone is also posting pictures of their scrappy spaces for a chance @ a gift certificate - post there OR here for your chance!

Keep your eyes out for a couple of Layouts this week featuring BSD Merchandise!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Challenge Closed - Congratulations!!

We'd like to thank the 2 participants we had this past week for the Labor Day Challenge!! both did gorgeous 2 page layouts, and BOTH will receive Gift Bags from the store!!

Here are the entries:

Teresa Jaye:



So if you would both email me ( your shipping info we'll get those sent out to you straight away! Thanks so much ladies for participating and keep up the great work!

P.S. There's still a contest on the facebook page by spreading the word and recommending our fan page to your crafty friends! Be sure to let them know they should leave a comment with who sent them so that your tallies can be counted correctly!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Layouts by Heather W.

Here's more from one of the owners of BSD, Heather, using fantastic goodies available to you at BigScrapDeal.

Let's Go: Heather used the Sweet Summertime collection by Echo Park offered at a fantastic price. It's full of gorgeous colors and bright patterns. She also used some glittered chipboard letters, a white ribbon and colored brads.

Happy Birthday Memories: For this layout Heather used papers and stickers from the grab bag kit of Scenic Route offered on the site.