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Focus on Digital: Sunshine in my Soul

Hey there, Glitz friends!  Welcome to another Focus on Digital post!  Today we have two kits apart of the One Buck Wednesday sale @ Snap Click Supply!!

Our digital designers have created some samples for you today that are amazing!! Check them out!

“I love how when you take the kids to the playground and they want to show you all the tricks that they know how to do on the monkey bars! LOL! For this page I used 5 different papers from Glitz Design Sunshine in My Soul Full Collection and several word labels from the element pack. To create the hole in the circle, I first made a large circle with the marquee tool and filled it. Then I made a smaller circle and offset it a bit. Using the Cut tool (command X found in the edit menu) I deleted or cut a hole in the larger circle. Then I placed a shadow behind the circle giving it some depth. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Sunshine in My Soul Full Collection
Other: Design by Dani


“It is almost right smack in the middle of summer and we are loving these carefree lazy days. Sunshine in My Soul is such a great collection to help document that awesome summer vibe. I took a simple photo of my daughter and her friend in our pool and paired it with a gorgeous floral yellow paper from Paper Pack 2. I love the cheerful word art and happy yellows of the collection. To finish of my page, I wanted to play around a little more with the shadows of the flat paper pieces in the collection to make them stand out and feel more like real paper. I choose just three elements to tweak the shadows: the photo edges, the bird and the little speech bubble. I put the shadows on their own layer and then I used the warp tool in Photoshop to pull and push the edges a bit to give those paper elements some more realism. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Sunshine in My Soul” element pack
Glitz Design “Sunshine in My Soul” paper pack 2
Other: Just Jaimee “Ready Set Splatter 2 Brushes”, Pink Reptile Designs “Newsletter Brad Freebie & Buttons”, Amy Martin “Mended Journalers 2″, Valorie Wibbens “Sprinkles V 14″


“I wanted to keep it really simple for this one but still ended up layering and clustering a bit more than I intended. I added a little of other colors like pink, peach and orange. I kept the photo of my newest niece to colored instead of turning to black and white as I usually do.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Sunshine in my soul” full collection
Others: Juliana Kneipp “Truly Madly Deeply” elements


“For this week’s hybrid layout, I used a photo (taken by my dad) of us taking a selfie at High Line Park.  I didn’t know he had even taken the photo.  I printed out a few pieces of paper on my home printer and laid it down as a foundation for my page.  I then used my Silhouette Cameo to “print and cut” the hello title.  ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Sunshine In My Soul” full collection”
Others:  Silhouette Cameo, mist, wood veneer, book page

Be sure to head on over and pick up these amazing kits at such a great price….the sale is good for today only!!  Have an awesome Wednesday!

Day to Day: Summer Mini – Jocelyn Olson

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn on the blog today, and I’m sharing a hybrid mini album.

Let's Go Mini Album

Even though summer isn’t over, I wanted to make the first mini album sharing a few of our everyday activities during the summer.

Before I started the album, I edited my photos using several Glitz Design’s digital collections. For some of the sentiments and journaling cards, I recolored the sentiments white and made the backgrounds transparent. By doing these steps, I created a white stamp. Here’s a photo to show them:

Let's Go Mini Album

Once you have the stamps, you can:

1) Reduce the opacity to lighten the sentiment (like the “Happiness is here to stay” at the bottom center)

2) Change it to an overlay or “soft light” (like the “Sunshine” at the top right)

3) Leave the stamp as-is to create more contrast (like the “Be true to who you are” at the bottom right)

Here are pictures of the inside:

Let's Go Mini Album

For the “You are here,” I colored white embossing paste with three colors of stamp reinkers. I used a palette knife to spread the paste over a stencil. It’s kind of like frosting a cake (since everything comes back to cake–ha ha).

Let's Go Mini Album

I used Brightside papers and a sticker. For the flowers, I used a digital element from the Brightside collection, enlarged the flowers, and fussy-cut them.

Let's Go Mini Album

The sentiment on the left is a journaling card from the Carpe Diem Element Pack 2. I converted it to an overlay. I used a traditional Brightside journaling card on the right.


Let's Go Mini Album

I used a mix of Brightside and Felicity for these two pages. Since I used digital flowers (instead of a sticker), I was able to flip one and resize them.

Let's Go Mini Album

The pocket was die-cut from Brightside paper, and I was able to add some journaling inside.

Let's Go Mini Album

I think this photo was my favorite of the summer (so far) since it really shows my kids’ personalities. The sentiment from the Felicity Element Pack was perfect.


Let's Go Mini Album

My daughter is a big reader, and I wanted to capture that. For the page on the right, I wanted to create something like my son’s tie-die shirt. The Brightside papers worked perfectly.

Thanks for taking a peek at my album. If you would like to see a video on how to create the digital stamps for the photos, please let me know in the comments.

Have a great day!
Glitz Design Brightside Papers–Butterflies, Circles
Glitz Design Brightside 12×12 Bits and Pieces
Glitz Design Brightside 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Black & White 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Felicity 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Brightside Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Glitz Design Digital Brightside Element Pack
Glitz Design Digital Carpe Diem Element Pack 2
Glitz Design Digital Felicity Element Pack
Glitz Design Digital Black and White Element Pack 1
Other supplies: Paper Smooches dies, The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, Hemptique twine, Studio Calico clip, doilies, mist, sequins


On Trend: Using Photo Apps – Eunyoung Lee

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Hello, Glitz fans~ Today my layout includes an interesting mobile photo app & Transparency Paper.

These days there are so many amazing mobile photo apps, and I’d like to tell you my favorite!
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My favorite mobile photo app is ‘Sketch Guru’ . Because it has many filters, you can choose which effect you want on the photos.

I love the watercolor filter… After this photo was filtered by the watercolor effect,  I printed it for my layout. When I want to make my photos more interesting for my projects, I use this photo app!!
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I love transparency paper layering.  And the Glitz Design papers are perfect with transparency paper , stiching and lace… :)

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I used transparency paper & added tiny circle punching.

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I turned a 3×4 card from the Brighside Bits & Pieces into a journaling tag to finish.

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“Carpe Diem” supplies:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Paper Diamonds
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Paper Squirrels
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Titles & Accents
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Whatnots package
Glitz Design “Brighside” 12×12 Paper Bits & Pieces

Thanks for checking out today’s post!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day…one random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Cut It Up: Silhouette Cameo Video – Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone! It’s Raquel here today sharing a new layout and process video I created for you which focuses on die cutting. I will admit right now that I love, love, love my Silhouette Cameo! I think in terms of tools and machines it is by far my favorite scrappy purchase to date :)

Anyways, I was inspired by the B-side to the ‘Honeycomb’ paper from the Felicity collection when creating my layout. I loved the watercolor hearts and thought that the dotted lines represented a machine stitching look.
Below is a process video from the beginning of my layout (using my cameo software) to the finished product. This is only my second ever video so please be kind :) I still have a lot to learn in terms of ‘scrappy video making’!

Here are the final images of my layout I am sharing today.



“You and Me” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Felicity” papers – Honeycomb, Floral, Chevron, Bits and Pieces
Glitz Design “Felicity” 12×12 Sheets of Alpha & Accent Stickers.
Glitz Design “77″ Friday Washi Tape
Other: Silhouette Cameo, heart with stars cut file, white cardstock, plain vellum, doily, sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples, foam tape.

Hope this layout has inspired you to ‘cut it up’ with your Glitz goodies.  Thanks for visiting the Glitz blog today :) Be sure to let us know what you think about today’s project before getting on with your weekend!  One random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Sparkle & Shine: Layering Stickers – Michelle Wedertz

One of my favorite and most used scrapbooking supply today is stickers, which actually suprises me a bit since I had a sticker “phobia” when I first started scrapping.  Now though, I am always reaching for them, especially when a layout calls for some layering.

One of the great things about Glitz, is that the products work very well together and I can create a unique look to my projects.  For Hello Summer, I grabbed the sticker sheets from “Brightside,” “77,” and “Felicity,” along with the silver glitter washi tape and set out to create some dimension around my two photos with these embellishments.


I started out first with the silver glitter washi tape and lined up two pieces on a scrap paper before punching small hearts from it.


When it comes to layering stickers and other embellishments I don’t follow a specific technique, I just play around with them, tucking pieces here and there.  The only sort of rules that I follow is to make sure I have a variety in color, shape, and texture and to always include something in a neutral color.


Stickers can be a little bit tricky when it comes to moving them around and not having them stick to each other before.  To combat this, I will often stick them on my clothes first and pull them off a few times to get rid of some of the adhesive or I will add pop dots.  I can always apply glue or sew them down later.


Wishing you a great Friday!

“Hello Summer” Supplies:
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Brightside” Paper: Floral
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Alphabets & Words Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Washi Tape: Silver Glitter
Other:  cardstock, enamel dots, white thread, ink, spray mist, tag, thread

Sentimental: 77 Mini Cards – Olatz Garalyurrebaso

It has been a while since the last time I shared hand made cards. But it doesn’t mean that I stopped making them although I have to admit that I don’t make them so frequently as before. But it is always nice to make cards for pen-pals, family and friends’ birthdays or my favorites Christmas Greetings.


I created this set keeping in mind my previous page with Glitz Design (find it here). I liked the color palette so much that it totally inspired me to create a fun set of cards to send to a few of my pen-pals. I noticed the Fall or Halloweeny look of them but hey, it is never too early to start preparing for the next season, right?


When I create a set of cards I like to use the same sketch for all of them but end up with completely different designs. For this one I chose to incorporate a 2″ circle as the main focus of the page. To give some texture to the cards I used pop dots for the circles to stand out a little bit more.


These cards are more or less 3.5″ x 2.5″ of size and for the background I used a mix of stickers and pieces of 6×6 papers. I love how tiny they are and how easy it is to included them in an envelope with other goodies!


Products used:
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Bits & Pieces Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Bits & Pieces Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 6″ Paper Pack

Thanks for checking out today’s installment of Sentimental!!  Be sure to let us know what you think of today’s cards before going on with your day…one comment from the entire month wins a Glitz prize!

Have a happy Thursday!

Day to Day: Summer Life – Stephanie Bryan


Hi Glitz fans!  Stephanie here with you today to share a glimpse at what our summer has been like!  It’s been a busy one, for sure, but it’s been so incredibly nice and relaxing!  I have definitely slacked on my photos the past few months and have relied mostly on my iPhone and Instagram to capture our daily life.  These pictures, although not perfect, tell our summer story and I knew having them on a layout would be the perfect way to record these memories!

My favorite part of Instagram is definitely the square photos.  I incorporate lots of Instagram photos into my Project Life album and thought it would be fun to take some inspiration from a divided page protector and create a layout.


One of my favorite page protectors for Project Life has sixteen 3×3 inch pockets, so with that design in mind, I printed out my Instagram photos at 3×3 and then trimmed down a few papers from the Brightside Paper Pad to 3 inches.

I randomly laid them out on my page trying to equally balance out the colors and patterns of the papers.


My next step was to sew each paper into place on my background.  I simply sewed right down the middle of each page to adhere it to my paper.  By sewing down the middle, this allowed me to curl up my edges and add a little texture to my page.

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Next, I added in six 3×3 inch photos from our Summer using pop dots.  Pop dots can add a lot of dimension to a page by creating slight shadows.  I love how they make a simple page look two dimensional!


The last step was to add in a few embellishments, a title and some journaling.  The Brightside Accent & Title stickers have the best sayings and are so versatile with any type of theme!  Since this page is all about our daily life, the “enjoy the little things” sticker popped right out at me from the beginning and went perfectly with our everyday photos!

I used vellum for my journaling, as well as a backing for my title “SUMMER” and sewed each one into place on it’s own little card.

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These suggestions and ideas could easily be adapted to a Project Life album and larger photos and I hope I have inspired you to document some of your everyday memories!!  I know I’m so glad some of favorite summer photos are preserved!

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alpha & Title Stickers
Glitz Design “77″ Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Giant Rhinestones
Other: white card stock, vellum, sewing machine

Thanks for checking out today’s Day to Day post all about Stephanie’s summer so far!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day…one comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Around the House: Mood Board – Jennifer Chapin

Hi everyone! Today I am showing you how to make a mood board for your own home. This is an idea that I’ve had in my head for quite awhile and finally was able to make it a reality.

I started with a bulletin board that I picked up at Target for less than $10. I gathered some Glitz supplies — patterned paper, stickers, embellishments, washi tape, and cards. I also pulled together some vintage supplies that I picked up at a thrift store. The large “4″ as well as a few of the tags are ones that I found at Hunt and Gather in Minneapolis. If you are ever around that area, you have to go. It is fabulous!

I started out by arranging some of the larger elements on the board while it was lying on the floor. The two flair buttons are ones that I picked up at Urban Outfitters.

I had such a fun time pulling out all my Glitz collections. The Whatnots packages were great for embellishing, and I used some of the Bits & Pieces paper too.

I used a mix of push pins, stick pins and binder clips to attach elements to the board.

A few closeups.





Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you try this soon. It was a really fun project to create and I can’t wait to hang it up in my scraproom!

“Mood Board” project supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Accents and Stickers Sheet
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Felicity” 12×12 Accents and Stickers Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” 12×12 Stickers Titles & Accents
Glitz Design “77″ Paper – Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “77″ 12×12 Stickers – Titles & Accents
Glitz Design “77″ Puffy Stickers
Glitz Design “77″ Friday Washi Tape
Glitz Design “77″ Whatnots

Sparkle & Shine: Sticker and Whatnots – Lilith Eeckels

Today I have a layout to share with you all about embellishing with Glitz products! For this layout I wanted to keep it simple but still have lots of little details to look at without distracting from the photo.
Three of my four children are following music lessons and the two eldest are learning to play the trumpet. Noé has a really good ear and can play lots of tunes on the piano. I didn’t have to tell him he just plays away. I love seeing their passion for music grow.
The first series of embellishments I used where the stickers from the Felicity set which I layered with some Black & White Whatnots and puffy stickers.


I also love using patterned paper to create my own simple embellishments. I cut out a small butterfly from the Brightside Butterfly paper. The designs on patterned paper are a great source of embellishment inspiration.

Another way to embellishment is by using punches. Punching out shapes and using the negative space creates detail and adds depth.


The new glitter tapes are also a fun product that add texture to a project. I love these tapes and they tear so well just like washi tape.


Little staples and tags from my stash add the finishing touch and also a spot for some hidden journalling.

I hope you have some new embellishing ideas and wish you a fantastic Friday.

“Love Music”-Supplies:
Glitz Design Brightside Paper-Butterflies
Glitz Design Brightside Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Glitz Design Felicity Paper-Bits & Pieces, Honeycomb, Chevron
Glitz Design Felicity Stickers-12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker sheet
Glitz Design Black&White Whatnots
Glitz Design Black&White Puffy Stickers
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Puffy Stickers
Glitz Design 77 Washi Tape Friday

Thanks for checking out today’s Sparkle & Shine post with Lilith!!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day….one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Sentimental: Hybrid Shaker Card – Jocelyn Olson

Hi! It’s Jocelyn here today. I’m sharing a hybrid card using the Brightside collection. The papers are so cheerful and perfect for birthday cards. I’m also sharing a tutorial for making a shaker element that can be used for cards, layouts, and other projects. They’re fun, and they don’t require many supplies.

Here’s the final card:

Celebrate Shaker

I started the card digitally by enlarging the “Celebrate” from the Brightside Element Pack. Resizing and printing an element is an easy way to use digital, and you can make the elements the size you need for your project. Custom is good, right?

To make the shaker element, I have a photo tutorial:

Celebrate Shaker

First, I gathered my supplies: 1) The Brightside 6×6 paper pack, 2) nested dies (or you can use your electronic die-cutting machine), 3) coasters, thin chipboard, or heavyweight cardstock, 4) acetate, 5) the digital “celebrate,” and 6) white cardstock.

Second, I die-cut my paper layers and the card base. I used my Cameo for this part, but nested dies would work, too.

Celebrate Shaker

Third, I layered my nested dies on my Big Shot. For my machine, the manual die-cutting works better for cutting acetate and coaster/chipboard. I have a magnetic platform so my dies stayed in place, but you may want to use washi tape to keep the dies from slipping.
Fourth, I ended up with a 1/4″ ring. I repeated this step for three layers of coaster board and one layer of white cardstock. If you don’t have coaster or chipboard, you can layer extra layers of cardstock. I also die-cut acetate with the larger circle die.
Celebrate Shaker
Next, I dotted glue around the back of the coaster board.
I repeated this step, layering each of the coaster board circles to make one thick circle. By doing this trick, you won’t have to use a gazillion foam dots. Plus, by layering instead of using foam dots, you can make a very thin frame.
Celebrate Shaker
The seventh step is to adhere the acetate. When I add this layer, I usually swipe my finger over the glue to avoid extra glue around the edges. You’ll want to let these layers dry for a few minutes.Next, I covered the acetate with the white cardstock ring. I ran the digital sentiment through my die-cutter to fit the edges.

Celebrate Shaker

I got out my sequins and picked a mix of colors and sizes. Aren’t they pretty?

Next, flip over the circle element and add the sequins. Before I glue the back, I try to make sure there aren’t too many sequins on top of each other. Plus, I move the sequins to the center so they don’t get stuck to the edge.Here’s a close-up of the final:

Celebrate Shaker

And one last close-up:
Celebrate Shaker

Do you ever make shakers? If so, please link up in the comments. I’d love to see it! Thanks for stopping by!Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Digital “Brightside” element pack
Other: sequins, acetate, coaster board

Thanks for checking out today’s Sentimental post!!  Be sure to let us know what you think before you head on with your day….one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Have a happy Thursday!!


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