Monday, December 5, 2011

Blank ornaments with Victoria!!

And here are Vicky's gorgeous ornaments!!

Vicky has really picked some wonderful patterned papers to use on her ornaments.. she's adorned them with Ink and gems, too! I know these could be used all year round for different things! Wall hangings, mirror hangings.. to hang in the window, you name it!!

Blank Ornaments with Melissa!

(Something seems to be off with blogger.. scheduled posts are not going as planned!)

Never the less! Here are Melissa's blank ornaments!!!

She used the round ornament to make a beautiful mini album:

She turned the bells into a GORGEOUS tag for a beautiful gift bag:

She layered the bulb on a card front:

And broke up the holly to make the sun and wavey style flourishes on this EP layout!

All beautiful and all so creative!! Thanks so much Melissa!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blank Ornaments with Dawn!!!

Day 2 brings us to ornaments with DAWN!!

Here are her projects! Dawn also "thought outside the box" and used her ornaments in all sorts of un-ornamenty fashion!

In the following three Dawn used the Holly as.. well... holly but also as bats and angel wings!

Here Dawn made a gorgeous window hanging ... on these ornaments she used alcohol ink!

And here she used the round ornament as a shaker piece, both on a card and a scrapbook page!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blank Ornaments with Jenn!!

Heather and Michelle - the owners of BSD - thought it would be fun to send out blank ornaments and see what all the design team members could come up with!! So for the next few days we'll be showcasing the outcome!

First up is JENN!! And here is what she came up with :)

Joy Wall hanging

Shaker card


From Jenn: "This was my 5 year olds idea.  She saw me looking at the star ornament and decided they looked like a super hero symbol that you see in comic books.  I agreed.  She asked me to make them into her very own super hero goggles so she could save the world.  How could I say no to that?"

Monday, October 24, 2011


Here is a wonderful 12x12 page by Jenn!

She used the gorgeous Dahlia Blend by Petaloo -- lots of yummy glitter!! Retail: $5.29 - BSD: $2.29!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Customizing is SO in!!

Here are some FABULOUS cards by Dawn using the Color me Crazy Daisies by Petaloo - Retail: $3.99 -- on sale every day at BSD for $3.19!!

She used basic black and white patterns on her cards.. then made them pop by coloring her daisies with mists and ink refills!! She is a WIZ with color, I am tellin' you!

Add a little coordinating ribbon from your stash and you've got one fab card! Be sure to leave Dawn some love about just how gorgeous her cards are! -DeeDee

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sisters by Melissa

Here is a fab layout by Melissa!!

Melissa used Adhesive Stones by Marcella K - Retail: $4.99 - BSD: $1.49 and Buttons and Ribbon by BasicGrey from the Periphery line - Retail: $11.00 - BSD $4.49.

Great job on the embellishments, Melissa!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Vicky's Work!

Here are some projects by Vicky!

On this frame Vicky used these fabulous Ruffled Peonies by Petaloo - $4.99 - BSD: $1.49

and on this card she started with Cardstock from the Kit Of The Month, used Distress Ink - Retail: $4.99 - BSD: $3.99 -- and finished off with KnCO's Christmas Cheer Brads - Retail: $4.99 - BSD: $1.49.

and for this layout she pulled together the BasicGrey's Bitsy Whirlie Arrows stamp set - Retail: $6.00 - BSD: $2.99 and Alphas from the Fancy Pants RubOn Grab Bag - Retail: $29.99 - BSD: ONLY $9.99

Great work, Vicky!! Thank you!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cards by Jenn

Going along with Melissa's cards from earlier here area couple from Jenn!

She used KnCO's Sweet Talk adhesive Rhinestones on both her cards today. Retail: $3.99 - BSD: $.99

As well as BasicGrey's Bitsy Flutter Stamps - Retail: $6.00 - BSD: $2.99 on this card:

Fun and cheerful! Thanks Jenn!!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Cards by Melissa

Today I bring you some super FAB cards by Melissa!!

She put together this super cute (and useful!) card using the 7Gypsies A year in the life stamps - Retail: $14.99 - BSD: $7.99

And this one she adorned with Marcella K's Beaded Brads!! Retail: $4.99 - BSD: $1.49
The paper Melissa used is super cute.. check out the Girl Friday Crafting Kit by Cosmo Cricket with a similar style!! Retail: $16.99 - BSD: $8.99

we have lots of projects to show you this month, so stay tuned :)

Friday, July 15, 2011


Want $20 to the store? It's easy!

Suggest your friends to our facebook and blog!!

Each friend of yours who "LIKES" the facebook page and "FOLLOWS" the blog will earn you an entry into the giveaway! The more entries the higher your chance of winning!

This contest runs for ONE WEEK. it will end on Friday the 22nd where we'll draw a name out of the hat!

Make sure your friends leave comments on THIS post that they're now following and that YOU sent them! Same goes for Facebook -- they need to write on the wall that YOU Sent them!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cosmo Cricket in a 12x12

Hello everybody!! Lots of new inspiration coming up soon, keep your eye out!

And take my sincerest apology in such a long time between posts --- things seem to just get away from me sometimes!

Here is a 12x12 I did using the Cosmo Cricket Double Deck Earth Love and The Boyfriend - Retail: $19.99 - BSD: $12.99

as well as the COORDINATING Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Ready Set Chipboard!! - Retail: $4.99 - BSD: $3.49

look at how neat those chipboard pushpins are!! perfect for "tacking down" photos!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Altered Containers!

I promised a couple of fun posts with Dawn's work.. and here are some fantastic Altered Containers!!

The first is a matchbook style note book - super small but super cute to have for notes and to send as gifts!

The second is one of those small orange buckets from Home Depot -- that she turned into a GIFT CARD HOLDER!!!

And my personal favorite... a Laughing Cow Cheese container!!

Fancy Pants Delight Kit - Retail: $25.21 - BSD: $10/99 --comes with PAPER, TRANSPARENCIES and BUTTONS--
Various Bling by KnCO - up to 75% off! --check out GEMS, BRADS, and RHINESTONES--
Flowers by Prima & Petaloo --tons of COLORS and tons of STYLES--

Don't be scared to get creative, folks! Dawn made a fantastic little container out of something most of us would throw away! Next time wash out that plastic bottle or flatten that cardboard box and hold onto them for a rainy day!! -DeeDee

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2 Page layouts by Dawn!

Hello everybody!! We have some fantastic works coming up over the next couple of weeks by long term designer Dawn!! She has been putting out so much amazing work (and I may be slacking a little..) that I'm separating it into a few posts!!

here are some fantastic 2 page layouts by Dawn:

Scenic Route Appleton Grab Bag - Retail: $30.00 - BSD: $11.99
other personal supplies used

Bazzill Cardstock - BSD offers a $15 monthly kit clubLinkFancy Pants Delight Kit - Retail: $25.21 - BSD: $10.99
Prima Say It In Studs - Retail: $3.99 - BSD: $3.19
Other personal supplies used

Check out the closeup of the shoes photo, which Dawn printed black and white and added a pop of color herself!!! She used a Qtip and one of her favorite stamp pads to give them the correct color!! Such a great "look at me" technique!!

Great work, Dawn!! Hope you all enjoyed looking at her work :) -DeeDee