Floral Beauty with Christine Penaflor

Good morning! Christine here, and it’s time for me to share a couple more cards that I’ve designed using the fabulous Maya and Kismet collections from Glitz Designs.

This first card was created using a combination of both collections. The green distressed paper is the reverse side of the Maya Damask (M2280) paper. It provides a great vibrant background for the red Kismet Ledger (K2860) paper.
I used a EK Success border punch to created the scalloped border around the ledger paper and stitched this to the green paper. Next, I cut out a couple of flowers from the Maya Floral (M2266) patterned paper. After adhering the ribbon and lace onto the front of the card, I layered the cut out flowers onto the card front using foam adhesive.  A Petaloo flower was adhered to the cut out flowers and a Glitz frosting rhinestone was added to the center of the flower.
Finally, the borders of the ledger paper were embellished with more clear and pink Glitz frosting rhinestones, and the sentiment was added using the adorable black round Glitz Teeny Alpha stickers (C2808).

For the next card, I used both collections again. The dark blue patterned paper is from the Maya collection (Maya Navy – M2877). I stitched this piece of paper onto the card front and layered another piece of the red Kismet Ledger paper (K2860) which was also punched with the EK Success scalloped border punch.
I added a border of white lace and green ribbon to the left side of the card and then added the cardstock sentiment sticker from the Maya Titles set.
Finally, I added a Petaloo flower with a clear Glitz frosting rhinestone in the center and embellished the card with white Prima pearl swirls.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Love, Love, Love….with Tracie Hudson

The Vintage Love Collection from Glitz Designs is perfect for scrapbooking all those old Wedding photographs you have waiting to be scrapped.

I cut one of the sheets of paper down to size before stitching around the outside edge using my sewing machine. Using a paper distresser I roughed up the edges before adhering the page to a sheet of 12×12 patterned paper, which had also been machine stitched and distressed.

Glitz rubons are so easy to use and make the perfect quick fix embellishment.
I used one of the Fancy Frames rubons and adhered it to a piece of patterned paper before cutting it out and using it as a mat for my photograph – which was taken on my Husbands Grandparents Wedding day.

Adhering further rubons from the Vintage Extras collection, as well as Glitzers from the Garden collection, to patterned paper before attaching to my page, enabled me to layer the accents on top of one another to add dimension to the page.
To create additional page accents I hand cut details from sheets of Vintage paper layers and attached them to the page – I love how the butterfly looks like it has landed, to rest for a while on the page.

I combined a mixture of Glitz rubons and Glitzers from the Distressed Couture collection to create accents and embellishments for this page.

Fixing the rubons and Glitzers to cardstock and hand cutting out the details is a great way to create quick coordinating embellishments for your pages – why don’t you try it for yourself and let us see how you use Glitz rubons and Glitzers on your pages – we’d love to see.

Thanks for dropping by.
LiFe AnD tImEs of A 12×12 ADdiCt

Glitz Classes in Puerto Rico!

The Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event was such a memorable, amazing event! Dancing, scrapbooking, fun, girlfriends, great food, memories and lots of music!!! Words can not even describe what a fantastic job Yamille Fernandez did in putting this whole event together! We were able to teach along side some very talented ladies in the industry! Everyone who came made our experience unforgettable(“Single Ladies”!!)! We were honored and grateful to be part of such a beautiful event! Thanks Yamille! XOXO

Dancing to our classes!
Our classes!

Seriously…you put some music on and EVERYONE got up and danced!!!!
Donna Downey, Glitz Girls, Elizabeth Kartchner, Margie Romney-Aslett!
The Best TA’s!

Dinner with all the teachers!
A night out in Old San Juan!

On a fabulous side note…Check out PEACHY CHEAP for some smokin deals on Glitz Products!! Enjoy

The Glitz Girls

Distressed Couture Sentiments with Carla Peicheff

Good Morning ladies!! Time for a couple more cards using my gorgeous Glitz Designs goodies!! This time I totally had to dig into the gorgeous Distressed Couture collection!! These papers are just gorgeous! YUM! I love the distressed & sophisticated look to to them… Seriously, what’s better than black & white with a splash of red!? Makes anything look fabulous!

I based both of my cards around the Distressed Couture Cardstock Stickers! So easy ’cause these stickers really “Steal the Show”!!

And my 2nd card to give to that *someone special*!


  • Distressed Couture Collection Papers
  • Distressed Couture Journaling & Titles
  • Red & Black Frosting
  • Core-dinations CS
  • Stampin’ Up & Martha Stewart Punch
  • Making Memories Blossom
  • Creative Imaginations Ribbon

So what do you think? Do you love the Glitz Designs Distressed Couture line? I thought so!! ;) Enjoy your day ladies, thanks so much for taking a peek!

Lace & Stars with Nicole Petersen

My first altered art project for the month of June was once a clean, white canvas from my local arts and crafts store, but it quickly became a cut, torn, painted, and stamped frame for my daughter’s newest pictures.

This is a simple and easy way to complete a quick project for either a gift or home decor.

1. Paint frame.

2. Mix Crackle Accents into wet paint on canvas.

3. Stamp with one of the Glitz Frames Stamp set – use Staz-On.

4. Cut opening of frame and distress edges.

5. Add picture into canvas from the back.

6. Last, embellish using other Glitz stamps, rub-ons, or bling.

Canvas Supply List: Glitz Products: Fancy Frames Stamp Set, Dress form Stamp, Save the Date Stamp Set, and Tiny Type Circle Letters (black), and Bling

The next little project is super fun, because it allows you to be creative and patriotic. Last month, I featured a flower on my treasure box. In June, I used artificial flowers again, but I created paper stars that showcase Glitz’s Kismet Collection. I adore the versatility of the Kismet line. It reminds me of old downtown parades, lemonade on a hot day, and bingo games. What a perfect collection for a special summer holiday!

I chose Glitz’s Kismet Collection because of the reds, browns, and blues, which allow me to show pride in the American Independence Day: The Fourth of July. I also created the paper flowers using paper from the Kismet line. These flowers are simple and easy: wet flower and squish!

I hope your summer is relaxing and exciting. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Nicole Petersen


Flowerpot Supply List: Glitz Supply List: Glitz Kismet Collection, Glitz Red Bling, Black Music Notes Rub-ons, Save the Date Stamps, and Tiny Type Circle Letters (black)

Kismet Independence with Danni Reid

 i love to send cards (and receive them) for the 4th of july.  the cards become part of the table/mantel decor in my home.   i love to see the cards & say a prayer for all those serving (my bil has served 3 tours in Iraq already).  what a perfect & beautiful celebration of the birth of & love for our country and the men and women serving to protect it. 
since i enjoy sending so many cards for the 4th, i have to start creating them now so i can get them shipped and received in time to enjoy them for the 4th of july (which is on a sunday this year). 
i KNEW that the amazing new Kismet line from Glitz would be perfect for my cards this year.  i love the blue in this line paired with the rich red & brown, it’s gorgeous & gave such a fun feel to the cards this year.
4th of july cards
4th of july set 1

july 4th be free card
4th of july card 1
i used one of the distressing clear stamps to create the flag and embellished with the gorgeous red & clear frosting .
4th of july card 2 details 2
love this sticker sentiment from the Kismet Titles
4th of july card 1a details 2

God Bless America Card
4th of july card 2
i love the kismet stripe paper paired with kismet numbers on these 4th of july cards.
  4th of july card 2 details 

i stamped the various stars onto the maya navy and the kismet stripes paper (the stars stamped beautifully with the papertrey ink fresh snow ink.  (the papers are rich enough to hold the white ink) 

a perfect summer day…..card
  Lawn mower 2 
created this card using the backside of the Maya stripe paper.  i stamped the paper with one of the distressing stamps to resemble “grass”
i created my sun using the save the date clear stamps & pinked the edges.
Lawn mower 2 details 
july 4th be free card ingredients:
stickers: kismet titles
God Bless America card ingredients:  
a perfect summer day card ingredients:
clear stamps: save the date, distressing
thanks for visiting me today.
(((hugs))) & so much love!

Direct Journaling with Sasha Holloway

Ever wonder when you see paper that has so many elements going on with it and so many patterns or textures and you wonder how can I make it work just go simple with it for a change. I love to mix bright and vibrant colors but I wanted to do something different for those that always ask me about dark colors.

Try it very very simple and see how you like it and then slowly add the elements to overload it with all the goodness.  Below I used 2 different collections for the layout.

 I actually cut down my paper to 8.5×11 and then put it in my printer to journal directly on it to give it a different feel. I was going to journal over the entire background but I felt for the look I was going for it would be too much. So instead I misted to add a little more depth to the color which was a little bland after the layout was finished ..

on this next layout I used the Maya Collection which is absolutely so lovely in person. I think the problem is I love all these lines so much I am afraid to cut into them (snickering).

Here is a very simple layout I did and wanted a different effect on hiding my journaling so I did it on already busy paper and those thoughts I want to keep dark to myself in a sense.

Simplicity Maya
I wanted to also add .. use the paper itself to add depth and dimension to your pages as well ..

.. I hope you try these techniques which are nothing new but sometimes a little bit forgotten. I have also been asked what other products can Glitz work with. Well of course there are many they can vibe with but they have SO MUCH to offer and so many different things for each collection that you should give it a go and try and do it. I might surprise you next month with a little dazzle and show you how to mix with other elements from different products especially paper ..

Enjoy the process and creating

Sasha Holloway  

Delicate Maya & Patriotic Kismet with Kay Sibley

I am amazed at the versatility of Glitz Design papers and embellishments!  No matter what kind of style or mood I’m in there are products that fit perfectly.
I wanted to create a delicate, feminine card and this Maya Titles “Love Life” cardstock sticker was exactly what I needed to get the creative juices flowing.  I love the combination of pink, navy, and green. Then, I couldn’t resist adding the Maya butterfly Glitzers sticker!     
Can you believe July is just around the corner?  I was in a patriotic mood and when I saw this Glitz Design Kismet Stripe paper I knew I had to make an American flag card.  I love how it looks distressed and old.  This would make a festive 4th of July party invitation!    
I hope you like my various moods of Glitz.  Have a marvelous day!
Love Life – Pattern paper (Maya Polka), Sticker (Maya Glitzers – butterfly), Cardstock sticker (Maya Titles – Love Life):  Glitz Designs; Cardstock, ribbon, impression plate:  Paptertrey Ink; Doilie:  Wilton; Corner rounder:  EK Success; Flowers:  Hobby Lobby, own supply; Pearls:  Kaiser Craft
July -  Pattern paper:  (Kismet Stripe, Kismet Ledger, Kismet blue), rhinestones (Frosting – clear), Sticker (Detour Glitzers – star):  Glitz Designs; Kraft, ribbon, twine:  Papertrey Ink;  Button:  Jenni Bowlin; Thread:  Coats; Scallop punch, square punch:  EK Success; Ink:  ColorBox; Cricut cartridge:  Base Camp

Getting Cheeky! with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

1 Glitzy cheeky face and a Daddy’s girl!

Hi all, today I want to share with you my 2 latest Glitzy creations using the fabulous new lines from Glitz Designs! All the new lines are so yummy and being spoilt for choice I decided to be guided by my photographs.

My first layout uses a photo of my cousins little boy. I haven’t actually got to meet him or his sister yet as they all live in the States but via facebook I can keep tabs on them all and ‘steal’ all the family pics :) I’ve wanted to scrap this photo for ages and the Glitz Kismet line is the perfect choice to do just that!

1 Cheeky Face

My Glitz shopping list for this page is:
12×12 papers : Kismet floral (x2) Kismet brown and Kismet numbers
Glitz Designs clear distressing stamps (D2343)
Glitz Designs Save the date stamp set
Kismet journalling cardstock stickers
Kismet rub ons
Kismet Glitzers
Glitz Designs red block teeny alphas
And all I added from my stash was some Vintage photo distress ink.

This was one of those layouts that, for me, made more sense working from the inside out, I knew what I wanted to do with the photo so I started there and let the rest fall into place.

I cut a mat for the photo from Kismet florals, I love the colour combo of this line. Blue and brown go really well together and the pop of red works perfectly!

I wanted the photo to be framed as if it was bursting out of the page so I trimmed a frame from the blue side of Kismet florals (one of my loves of Glitz is the double sided papers!) and ripped out the centre, rolling back sections to reveal the floral side (another love of mine is the quality of the papers, they are heavy weight and stay where you put them!) I then used the star frame from Kismet numbers, again ripping out the middle, for the outside of the layout and cut a thin irregular frame from the centre I had ripped out to ‘anchor’ my photo frame on the layout.

To add a little extra interest to the bottom left of the layout I stamped with the Glitz ditress stamp, this pattern is feintly in the cream side of the Kismet brown paper I used for my base. And while I had the ink out I stamped some numbers from the save the date stamps onto some of the blue paper, cut them out and distressed them.

Before sticking down my photo assembly I added a journal block to sit under it, these cardstock stickers are not only great quality heavy duty cardstock but they are super sticky so position carefully before committing!!

I love, love, love Glitz rub ons, again the quality is the best I have ever used and one of my favourite things to do with them is to apply them to acetate, cut them out and use them as embellishments. I did that with the Kismet rub ons bird and bee and also did the same with the Kismet Glitzers flower stickers, transparent stickers with bling on them, so different!

With my embellishments cut out I added them to the layout on foam pads for extra dimension and finished the layout off with my journalling and the Teeny red block alphas which co ordinate with the Kismet range perfectly!.

And so moving on … fathers day is coming up so I wanted to scrap a picture of my Dad and came up with one of my favourite pics of us together

Daddy’s little Girl

Ok it was taken a while ago …. quite a while ago LOL But I didn’t want to make it a vintage layout (no cheeky comments thanks!) and I didn’t wanted it to be all the colours we associate with male layouts. I think the Glitz Maya line was the perfect choice to avoid all the obvious! (with a little distressed couture thrown in for good measure!)

Here’s my Glitz shopping list:
12×12 papers; Maya patchwork, Maya polka, Maya Navy, Maya stripe and Distressed Couture blocks
Glitz designs Polka dot rub ons (black)
Maya Titles cardstock stickers
Maya accents cardstock stickers
Hot Mama Alphas
Glitz Designs Pink block teeny alphas
Maya Glitzers
I added a bit of ribbon, white cardstock and a couple of staples from my stash and used my sewing machine.

Maybe it’s my brain at the moment, maybe I’m inside out! but again this is how this layout worked for me! I started with the photo and it’s mat, which was a heart within a heart (the inside one from Maya patchwork and the outside one the text side of Distressed couture blocks, I love the news print!) I cut out the photo, losing the unnecessary background and mounted it on to white card, cutting it out and doodling to add a funky cartoon feel.

I wanted to ‘ground’ my hearts on the page so started to build up strips of the yummy Maya paper behind it (with liberal lashings of distressing :)) I added a small piece of the polka dot rub ons to the top left to add interest and used sections from Maya patchwork to build up the stripes on the right adding ribbons between the layers.

To measure time I added the ruler from Maya titles and used this as the place to add my journalling.

With the base assembled I stitched all the way round the 12 x12 using my sewing machine and also used a zig zag stitch between the layers of maya patchwork and to pick out some detail on the heart.

After adhering the heart I added my title with the Hot mama Alphas. I ran out of small case d’s so I cut around the outline left on the sticker sheet and used that! The teeny pink alpha blocks work perfectly with my colours and adding the bird from Maya accents pulled the sections of the layout together.

My finishing touch was to cut a small section from 2 Maya Glitzers frames to make crowns for me and my Dad!!

So that’s my Glitzy offering for now, the colours in both these layouts make me happy, so what will you create with some Gitzy goodness that makes you happy? Don’t forget to check out the Glitz Blog regularly for extra daily inspiration from the talented Glitz girls! Thanks for stopping by and until soon Happy Crafting
M x

Feel the Love with Courtney Baker

I’m not sure if it was the chick flick my husband Chase and I watched the other day, or the fact that he cleaned for me, or that I’m reading Pride and Prejudice again but I was certainly in a loving mood when I made these cards!

For the first card I wanted to use these amazing Vintage Paper Layer. I punched several stripes of scallops and layered them. I just can’t seem to stop using this effect.

I finished off the card with Glitz’s frosting and the black tiny round alphas.

Those little alpha are so fun and while I had those out and the black frosting I had to use them again. They are such great basics for any card.

I stamped one of the Fancy Frames on cardstock and cut it out. I just LOVE those frames. And this is one of the smaller ones, you should see some of the large ones!

The patterned paper is from the Distress Couture collection. I love how much drama it adds to the card.

Love Ruffle Card: Vintage Paper Layer, Black Frosting, Black Tiny Round Alphas
Love Frame:  Distress Couture collection Vines, Fancy Frames, Garden Glitzers, Black Frosting, Black Tiny Round Alphas

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