Simple Digital

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Happy Wednesday, Glitz fans!!  Today we are showcasing some of the amazing layouts that our digital team has created for our clean & simple week!  Let’s get right to it!

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“Just call me clean and simple.  This is my preferred style of scrapbooking, with real paper or digital.  When doing a minimalistic layout, I create a simple cluster of papers or a journaling card under my photo, then move it around the page.  It may be in the center, left or right justified, or perhaps even top or bottom.  I then add on either a top/bottom border and a few matching elements for dimension.  That’s it!”

“Love Today” Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” full collection
Others:  stitches by Robyn Meierotto and plastic style by Mommyish

 

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“For my CAS/white space layout I went with a small cluster of patterned papers in the upper right using one of my favorite collections, Finnley.  For the title I used some digital wordart and a cardstock clipping mask to try to get the look of a Silhouette die cut.”

“Smile” Supply List:
Glitz Finnley Full Collection
Other:  Amy Martin digital template; Just Jaimee star scatter; Karla Dudley paint; Emily Martin wordart; Rachel Young cardstock

 

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“I kept this very clean and simple to stick with this week’s assignment. I don’t really do simple so it was really challenging for me because I wanted to keep adding and adding.”

“Photo Bomb” Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Collection
Other: Amy Martin:February Template Freebie

 

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“Working with white space is hard for me. I love to fill up a page with photos and elements. More is better, right? Not always. Sometimes less is better. Empty space on a page is referred to as “white space.” It allows the eye to rest and gives the viewer some breathing space to take in the photo. White space doesn’t have to be white. It can be any color. In this page the white space is yellow, also giving energy to my excitement that spring is here.”

“Welcome April” Supply List:
Glitz Design Cashmere Dame
Glitz Design Sunshine in My Soul element pack
Glitz Design Hoopla
Other: Anna Aspnes

LOVE how amazing these CAS digital layouts are, and how versatile our digital kits are!!  I love how some of them showcased that white space doesn’t have to be white all the time….it can be filled with a pattern & still very clean & simple.

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge (possible themes: Glitz 77, Inspired by Music, & Spring/Easter….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!

Simple Circles

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Happy Tuesday, Glitz fans!!  Yesterday we introduced two new collections, Brightside & Felicity, that will be shipping in May.  If you haven’t checked the post out yet, CLICK HERE because you won’t want to miss it!!

Today we are going to start sharing all the amazing projects our designers have created for you this week!!  This week’s theme is clean & simple, and the designers have done an amazing job!!  Let’s get right to it with Jennifer, Maria & Jaime!!

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“For this week’s minimal theme, I decided to go with a white background and some watercolor. I used a piece of watercolor paper and stitched it to some patterned paper from the 77 collection. After adding a small mat to my photo, I embellished the layout with rhinestones, stickers, punched shapes and enamel dots.”

“Love This Boy” Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ Papers – Fringe, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “77″ puffy stickers
Glitz Design “77″ giant rhinestones
Glitz Design “77″ 12×12 stickers and accents
Glitz Design “77″ 12×12 stickers – alphas & words
Glitz Design “Black & White” giant rhinestones
Other: watercolor cardstock, watercolors, enamel dots, sewing machine and thread

 

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“There are so many awesome word strips in all of the Glitz collections and this layout features some really cute ones from the 77 Collection.  I thought the sentiments were perfect for creating a little love letter. Word strips are also really great for hybrid layouts because they’re so easy to cut out!”

“Love Letter” Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ element pack #2
Glitz Design “77″ element pack #3
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” element pack #4
Other: Anna Aspnes Skinny Lined Overlays No. 2, American Crafts Thickers, Studio Calico elements (Project Life kits)

 

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“I had a blast stepping out of my comfort zone and taking on a clean and simple style.  I’m a fairly messy scrapper – lots of mist, paint and layers, so this was definitely a challenge for me!  I stuck with a white background and only added a few drops of white mist.  I love the way the black flowers pop off of the white background, so I added several of those along with an orange flower sticker from the 77 line. ”

“Bloom & Grow” Supply List:
Glitz Black & White Floral Patterned Paper
Glitz Black & White Wood Grain Patterned Paper
Glitz Black & White Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz 77 Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz 77 Giant Rhinestones

How fun are those layouts?!!  I paired them together because of the awesome use of circles on each one.  A similar element, but completely different styles & design!!

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge (possible themes: Glitz 77, Inspired by Music, & Spring/Easter….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!

Introducing: Brightside & Felicity

Happy Monday, Glitz fans!!  Today we are sharing with you our two newest collections that will be releasing in May!!  These collections are colorful & fun & perfect for summer!!  You are going to just LOVE them!!

Up first is the sweet & sassy Brightside collection!!  With the fun colors, plus a summer & travel theme…you will be ready to capture your summer fun memories as the season goes by!  Check it out:
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How about that GLITTER washi tape?!!!!  I am seriously dying over here….cannot wait to get that in my hot little hands!!

Up next is the cool & trendy Felicity collection!  Full of pink & aqua, and a little bit of a beach theme but can be used for SO much more!!!  Check it out:
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Seriously…what is NOT to love about that collection?!!  These collections will be shipping in May, so be sure to be on the lookout at your favorite scrapbooking store to pick some up for your summer scrapbooking, Project Life & card making!!

 

GIVEAWAY ALERT

And what is a new collection intro without a giveaway?!  We will pick one winner for each collection, and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting us know what you think of both the collections!!!

Have an awesome Monday, and we will start up tomorrow with our designer’s projects for the week!!

Spring Project Life

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Hey Glitz fans!!  We’ve made it to Friday!!!  Easter is this weekend, and many will have extra days off.  We hope that you have a wonderful weekend, full of memories & fun!

We have one more project to share with you this week, and it comes from one of our digital designers, Maria.  She went hybrid today, and did an amazing spring themed Project Life spread!  Check it out!
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“This week, I made more pages for my Project Life album.  The weather has FINALLY started getting more mild and I could put away the winter coat.  Right now, everyday life includes feeling the sun against my legs as I get more and more excited about Spring.”

“Spring Project Life” Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ element pack #3
Glitz Design “77″ paper pack #1
Glitz Design “77″ paper pack #2
Glitz Design “Black & White” paper pack #2
Other: gesso, Heidi Swapp alphas and color mist, American Crafts Thickers, Studio Calico elements (Project Life kits)

We hope you have a really fantastic weekend, and if you have some time to create…we hope you will break out some of your Glitz product & share it with us in our monthly challenge!

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge (possible themes: Glitz 77, Inspired by Music, & Spring/Easter….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!

Hello Spring

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Happy Thursday, Glitz fans!!  We have another day of Spring & Easter creations, so why don’t we get right to it!!  Noel & Jaime are sharing their projects with us today!

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“Easter is almost here again, and all of the world seems to be teeming with new life. Here in Western Washington hundreds of acres are a kaleidoscope of colors with tens of thousands of tulips in bloom. Every year since my girls were knee-high, we’ve had a tradition of kissing a particular stone frog at one of the tulip gardens. After looking through the photos this year, I went through some of the photos of springs-gone-by watching the girls grow up before my eyes. This layout features two sets of spring photos seven years apart, capturing the little moments as the years go by.”

“Enjoy Every Moment” Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ papers: Feather, Kaleidoscope, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” washi tape – mint chain
Glitz Design “Hello Friend” Crepe Trim
other: card stock, vellum, calligraphy pen and ink, gray ribbon, mini clothes pin

 

JAIMEWARRENSPRINGLO
“We absolutely love spring time around here!  It’s time for skirts, sandals, shorts and tanks!  I used lots of fun layers of Glitz products for this layout.  I used pop dots for a few of the stickers to give the layout extra dimension.”

“Hello Spring” Supply List:
Glitz 77 Floral Patterned Paper
Glitz 77 Bits & Pieces Patterned Paper
Glitz 77 Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Black & White Woodgrain Patterned Paper

Aren’t those fantastic?!  I love the use of the 77 collection for spring & Easter…it looks fantastic!!

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge (possible themes: Glitz 77, Inspired by Music, & Spring/Easter….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!

Digital Spring & Easter

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Happy Wednesday, Glitz fans!!  Welcome to another day of celebrating spring & Easter!!  Today some of our digital designers have created projects for this week’s theme!!

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“My daughter never takes great pictures with the mall Santa or the Easter Bunny.  Her mall photos always ends up with a very cheesy grin.  To avoid this, I love taking informal shots such as a simple hug or a tender moment of conversation.  To me, it says more about the moment.  To create this digital layout, I used 2 different Photoshop styles, one to easily create glittered hearts and the other to turn a bunny sticker into a chipboard bunny.  Super simple technique that helps to create a lot of dimension to a digital page.”

“Hello Easter Bunny” Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Collection
Others:  Template (modified) by Amy Martin, Stitches by Karla Dudley, Chipboard style by Mommyish, and Glitter style by Loreta Labara

 

Aprilweek3-LauraO'Donnell
“I couldn’t let Easter go by without using one of the bunnies from Carpe Diem!  I picked the dark brown one from Elements Pack 3 and gave him a coating of clear coarse glitter before cutting him out.  Then I added a computer generated sentiment to the label and a few sequins to finish the card.”

“Happy Easter” Supply List:
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Paper Pack 1
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Paper Pack 2
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Element Pack 3
Other:  Martha Stewart Crafts Crystal Course Glitter; vellum; sequins; stitching; Remington Noiseless font

 

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“I really enjoy Easter and I especially love capturing my kids doing what they love on this day and that is dying eggs.

I try to create a shape to go with the theme when possible so I made is layout after being inspired by a paper strip egg craft on Julep .

I used the 77 Collection because the colors went so well with these photos of my son and added small clusters around the photos.”

“Enjoy Every Moment” Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ Collection
Other: Kristin Cronin-Barrow & Zoe Pearn:Memorable Easter flower, grass, leaf

 

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“My grandmother would make us Easter outfits every year. We would wear Easter hats and a special corsage. We attended early morning mass and then came home for our Easter egg hunt. I love how traditions are passed down from generation to generation.”

“Easter Sunday” Supply List:
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Full Collection
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink element pack
Glitz Design Yours Truly element pack
Glitz Design Cashmere Dame element pack 2

Aren’t those fantastic?!  I just love seeing creations in all of our formats…traditional, digital & hybrid!!

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge (possible themes: Glitz 77, Inspired by Music, & Spring/Easter….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!

Happy Moments & Easter Love

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Happy Tuesday, Glitz fans!!  Today we have two more spring & Easter themed layouts to share with you from Magda & Stephanie!  They have used their light & airy styles, which were just perfect for this week’s theme!

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“Spring is my favourite season of the year. Full of joy and happiness, happy colors, fresh flowers and green grass. Who doesn’t love it? :) My favourite moment of these days are early mornings with a cup of tea in my spring yellow mug. What’s better than a great start into a new day? :) This is what I love most about spring!”

“Happy Moments” Supply List:
Glitz Design Carpe Diem 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Carpe Diem puffy stickers
Other: white cardstock, mists, enamel dots

 

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“I found this sweet photo of my son from Easter last year and just had to use it with this week’s theme.  I was inspired by my son’s blue shirt and pulled out my favorite blue papers from the Carpe Diem collection.  I used several of the papers from the 6×6 pad and trimmed them down so I could create a background on my white card stock.  I layered my photo on top with a few accent stickers and added my title and journaling along the bottom of the page.  I love using the paper pads in this fashion.  It’s so fun to mix and match the papers to create your own eye catching background.”

“Easter Love” Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Papers: Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Title & Accent Stickers
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Alpha & Word Stickers
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” What Nots
Glitz Design “Black & White” Washi: Stripes
Other: White cardstock, October Afternoon Sprinklers

Those layouts just make me smile…how about you?  I just love how fresh & whimsical they are!

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge (possible themes: Glitz 77, Inspired by Music, & Spring/Easter….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!

Spring in Paris

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Happy Monday, Glitz fans!!  Welcome to another week in April!  With Easter this coming Sunday & spring in the air….we thought this week was the perfect week for projects celebrating this time in life.

Up first this week is Lilith with this gorgeous layout all about some time she recently spent in Paris (lucky girl!!).  Her layout is beautifully artistic & eclectic, and the photo is just utterly gorgeous!  She definitely makes me hope that I get to visit Paris in Spring sometime in my life!

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“Spring came very early this year. We had a very mild winter and had some wonderful weather in March which means that we already have a lot of flowers and trees in bloom. Early April I went to Paris for a scrapbooking convention and I had some time to wander around and enjoy the city. There were cherry blossoms blooming every where and I had to take a picture. I used it on this layout and went mad with gesso and ink. I love the bright colours and it really evokes Spring in all its glory.”

“Spring in Paris” Supply List:
Black & White Stickers- Titles & Accents
Black & White-Giant Rhinestones
Black & White Papers – XO
All Dolled Up Papers- Cherries
Carpe Diem-Giant Rhinestones
Carpe Diem Stickers-Titles&Accents
Carpe Diem-Whatnots
Other: Gesso, Izink inks, precision pen (black), butterfly punch

My goodness, isn’t this just utterly amazing?!  I love how she used gesso & inks to create that wonderful background, and the butterflies are a perfect touch.

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge (possible themes: Glitz 77, Inspired by Music, & Spring/Easter….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!

 

April Monthly Challenge & Prizes

Happy Monday, Glitz fans!!  Welcome to the month of April on the Glitz blog!  It’s almost time to get started on another week of amazing inspiration from our creative teams, but before we do….I wanted to give you more info on our monthly challenges & the prizes you can win!!

 

Monthly Project Challenge

We want to see what you create based on our weekly challenges each month!!  You can enter every single week, or pick your favorites!  You can do any type of projects (ie: layouts, cards, minis, etc….) & all mediums (traditional, hybrid, digital).  Here is what the winning project will receive:
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{Glitz Design “77″ 12×12 collection pack, Whatnots, Giant Rhinestones, washi tape & roller doodle}

Project Challenge Rules:
1. Please use Glitz Design product.  It doesn’t have to be exclusively Glitz, but we should be able to tell that you used our product.  Let’s be fair, and say 50% of the product on your project should be Glitz.
2. Please no back-linking.  This is for newly created projects only.  Any back-links will be deleted.
3. The link list closes on Wednesday, April 30 at 10pm PST.  Only projects linked are eligible for the prize.

Picking the Winning Project: Our creative team members will vote on the winning project.  In the case of a tie, the design team coordinator will make the final decision between all tied projects.  The winning project, along with the Top 5 will be showcased on the final Sunday of the month (which is in May this month).

Commenting Challenge

Each month we pick a random comment from all the blog posts to win a Glitz prize!  To increase your chances of winning, all you have to do is visit our blog each day & leave some love for our project designers!!  Here is what the March random comment winner will receive:
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{Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 paper pad, Puffy Stickers & washi tape)

Commenting Rules:
1. Only one comment per post.
2. No copying & pasting the same sentiment on every blog post.
3. Comments made after May 2nd at 11:59pm PST will not be eligible.

 

Digital Collection Giveaway

Each month we will also give away a download code for one full digital collection.  This month we will be releasing the 77 collection digitally!!  Click here to comment & enter to win the digital collection!!

 

Each week I will give you the upcoming weekly theme in advance:

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April Week 1:
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If you haven’t been able to pick up any of the Carpe Diem collection yet…here are some online stores we have found it at so far!!
Scrapbook.com
SimonSaysStamp.com (just search Glitz 77 to find it)
A Cherry On Top
Paper Issues
Feel free to share with us the links to other retailers if you have found it elsewhere!

Alright….I think I have all of the details taken care of.  The final detail you need….all winners will be posted on Sunday, May 4th!!  Happy creating, & link, link, link below!!!!

You Can Go Your Own Way

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Happy Friday, Glitz fans!  Welcome to our final day of projects inspired by music!!  Hopefully our week of projects have inspired you to want to create this weekend!!

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“I am a huge music fan, play a couple of instruments and used to sing in a choir and follow singing lessons. Music has played an important part in my life as I met my husband though it. He joined the brass band I was playing in. Even now I still treasure music and I am always listening to something when I scrap. I love all styles from pop to jazz and classical music. I picked the lyrics of a song by Christina Perri for this layout. A song which reminds me I am only human and that I don’t need to be a “perfect” wife, mum, teacher, … that I can make mistakes and learn from them. Let music inspire you, comfort you, motivate you … it is was makes it so special.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design 77 Papers-Stripes
Glitz Design 77-Puffy Stickers
Glitz Design 77-Giant Rhine Stones
Glitz Design 77 Stickers-Accents&Titles
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Stickers-12×12 Titles&Accents
Other: Thickers, printer paper; printer

 

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“One of my all-time favorite songs is the Fleetwood Mac song “Go Your Own Way.” I love that the sentiment is in the new 77 element pack. As soon as I saw the super cute VW bus in the 77 collection, I knew I had to use it.  I resized several of the elements and papers from the collection to work with the scale of the card. To finish off the card, I used one of the Glitz giant rhinestones.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “77” full collection
Glitz Design “77” giant rhinestone
Other supplies: Paper Smooches dies, My Favorite Things Dies, mist, enamel dolt, sequin

 

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“When I saw this week’s theme I knew exactly what song will inspire me. It’s my favourite old – but oh so good – lyrics by Louis Armstrong ‘What a wonderful world’. I love listening to his strong, beautiful voice. This page is my reflection of this song ;)”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Carpe Diem full pack
Glitz Design Hello Friend full pack

 

Don’t forget, you have three chances to win Glitz design product this month!!  Here is how:
1. Comment on our blog posts everyday.  One comment wins a Glitz prize!
2. Play along in our monthly project challenge….DETAILS HERE!
3. Comment HERE for your chance to win the full 77 digital collection!