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!