Lovely layout & matchbox keepsake with Emeline Seet

I am so happy to be able to create an item of our choice besides our assigned projects this month and I chose to create a layout and a little altered Match Box.

This layout was created using Glitz Designs Maya Collection. The bold shabby pink screamed to be used and I complemented the pretty details with bold black for balance.

Using more from Maya Paper Collection, I created a matchstick keepsake box to hold a mini accordian booklet. This keepsake box was made with the help of not one but two match boxes, allowing me more surface to decorate on.

The accordion booklet created from a strip of pattern paper measuring 3″ in length.
I scored the strip at 3″ intervals and folded along the scored folds.
Finally , i rounded the corners. It is amazing what you can do to a strip of paper

The cameo rub on (from Vintage Extra- Rub Ons)is one of my favourite ; LOVE the trendy silhouette !

Hope you are adding lots of NEW Glitz Design items to your Wish List, indulge a little and flip through the catalog HERE ! I know i am VERY excited to see the whole new collections !

Quick & Easy Maya Cards with Courtney Baker

I just returned from a week-long work trip, and I was a little worried my mojo would not be flowing. However I just pulled out a few of my Glitz Maya accessories, and both of these cards just came together. I started both cards with just a stripe of scrap white paper and let the Maya collection do the rest.

Both of these cards are very similar, and both are super easy to recreate for a quick card! I just love the Maya collection!

Products: Maya Polka, Maya Rub-Ons, Maya Glitzers, Maya Cardstock Titles Stickers

Mixing it Up with Tracie Hudson

Don’t you just love how some collections work so well with others?

I mixed things up a bit this month for one of my Glitz projects and used product from both the Vintage Love and Distressed Couture collections to create this easy to make Tag Book.

To begin creating the book, I simply covered both sides of 6 plain chipboard tags with coordinating papers from the Vintage Love collection – to add more of a vintage look I distressed inked and added faux stitching around the edges.

To add texture to the tags I couldnt resist raiding my lace box! I attached pieces of vintage lace across each of the tags, before then decorating using Glitzers, Accent Stickers and Rubons from both collections.

By first adhering the Rubons to cardstock I was able to attach the accents to the tags using 3d foam pads…..I LOVE Glitz Rubons – they do exactly what they are meant to do and rub on really well.

Product used -
Vintage Love patterned papers – Stripe (VL2341), Damask (VL2358), Letters (VL2389) and Polka (VL2853). Distressed Couture Accent Stickers (C2471), Rubons (RO2518), Glitzers (G2556), Cardstock Stickers (C2426). Garden Glitzers (G2336). Music Rubons (RO2600). Frosting (F2884). Clear Stamps Distressing ( S2693) Glitz 5×5 Acrylic Block (A2985). Teeny Alpha Red Block (C2822).

Are you lovin’ the new releases from Glitz? I know I am, and I think Hoopla is my favourite as I’m looking forward to “mixing it up” a little with products from both the Hoopla and Maya collections.

I’ll leave you with a simply layered Maya page. I hand cut the floral elements from the patterned paper and popped them on to the page using 3d foam pads.

Product used – Maya patterned papers – Patchwork (M2303), Floral (M2266) and Navy (M2877). Teeny Alpha Black Round (C2808).

Thanks for dropping by.

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Scrapbooking From the Inside Out Giveaway Winner!!

It is Thursday, which means it is time to reveal the winner of the Scrapbooking From The Inside Out “Courage” kit!!  The winner was drawn using a random number generator, and the winning comment is:

Blogger Kelly Massman said…
I’ve been courageous in going back to work with lupus! It’s been a mixed blessing. I get to tutor some lovely girls from China and Africa. But, I also have a lot of pain and it makes me tired! Probably lame compared to many but it’s big to me! Thanks for a chance to win!

July 8, 2010 11:56 AM
Congratulations Kelly!  Please email your address to so we can get the kit sent to you! 
Thanks to everyone who commented and participated!  I loved reading about your courage and strength!  
Until later,

Glittering Maya with Christine Penaflor

Good morning! It’s Christine again, and I’m here to share a couple of cards I designed using one of my favorite scrapbooking collections from Glitz Design…the Maya collection!


This first card was created using the Maya Polka (M2297) patterned paper. I cut a piece of it and stitched a border using my sewing machine. I used a Fiskars border punch to create a decorative border but instead of using the pink patterned side of the paper, I used the dark blue side for the border on the right. I love the fact that these Glitz papers are double sided and have coordinating colors and patterns on each side! I cut another rectangular piece of the dark blue paper and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. This embossed piece was adhered to the white cardstock base on the left.

Next, I adhered a small green ribbon tab to the top left portion of the pink patterned paper, and layered it with a white doily and a flower sticker from the Maya Accents (C2495) sticker sheet. The flower was  embellished with a few pink and clear Glitz frosting rhinestones (F2839) as well as Diamond Stickles glitter glue on the leaves.


After adhering the patterned paper to the card base, I adhered a transparent Maya Glitzers frame sticker onto the pink side of the Maya Floral (M2266) paper, and cut around the frame. I adhered chipboard letters embellished with Diamond Stickles inside of the frame for the sentiment. This frame was then adhered to the front of the card to complete it.

This next card is a fun shaped card that I cut using a Teresa Collins 5×7 chipboard album cover as a template. I used the album cover again to cut a piece of Maya Polka (M2297) patterned paper for the background, and then adhered the paper to the card base. I adhered letters from the Glitz Design Pink Block Teeny Alpha (C2815) sticker set for the sentiment onto dark blue cardstock. The sentiment was then adhered to glittered chipboard from Prima.


After adhering the picot trimmed sheer ribbon along the left edge of the Maya Polka paper, I added a length of white lace onto the card front. The chipboard letter was painted with Magenta Shimmerz paint, and the outside frame of the Tattered Angels chipboard piece was embellished with Diamond Stickles. This chipboard piece was adhered to the card front and a length of crinkled seam binding was made into a bow and embellished with a rolled flower to complete the card.

Thank you for joining us this morning, and I hope you have a blessed week!

Clearance Aisle Treasures with Tammy Tutterow

One of my favorite places to find things to alter is on the clearance aisle at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I find the best decor stuff there super cheap. The trade off is that it is usually in pretty rough shape, but since I am going to reface it, it works out just fine for me!

When I find really good things super cheap I usually buy them all, like this fun wooden hinged case. I found three of them, all in various states of disrepair for only a couple of dollars each!

By adding paper from the Maya collection (Polka, Stripe, and Floral) along with some ribbon, Glitzers, Teeny Alpha Stickers, and a Journaling Sticker, this little box has new life!

For a fun flower, I punched four flowers from paper (Floral) and shaped them with a stylus and foam pad to give them shape. I then layered and adhered two together. I added a brad to the center that I coated with Stickles and topped with a single stone from a Frosting strip. I added two leaves cut from paper (Stripe).

I to make a set, I re-faced a pink flower shaped frame that I also found on clearance. When decorating pre-made frames, it makes super fast work to select a pre-painted frame that is a coordinating color to your pattern paper.

I added flowers along with a Titles sticker (matted onto paper) and a rub-on to finish the frame.

When finished, the set looks very different than they did on the clearance aisle! Both are now ready to adorn a pretty pink princess room with Glitz style!

Super cute cards with Carla Peicheff

Good Morning ladies! :) How is your summer going so far? Mine is crazy busy, keeping the kids busy and trying to stay cool in the midst of a heat wave! Hope you’re all staying cool & having fun!! Summer goes by much too quickly here!

Today I have a couple Glitz Designs cards to show you using 2 paper lines, the super cute Kismet line, and my personal favourite, Distressed Couture! Yum!!

Here’s my first card with the Distressed Couture paper. Along with this paper I used a sheet from the Vintage Paper Layers. The package contains 6 gorgeous, lightweight delicate papers that would be awesome for anything to layouts, to altered projects, to cards. Obviously. ;)


  • Glitz Designs Distressed Couture paper (Distressed Couture Stripe)
  • Glitz Designs Paper Layers (Vintage)
  • Glitz Designs Frosting (Pink & Clear)
  • Glitz Designs Cardstock Stickers (Distressed Couture Titles)
  • Making Memories fabric tag & metal clip
  • Martha Stewart Punch

This card was made using the super fun Kismet line! Bright & summer! I love it!


  • Glitz Designs Kismet paper
  • Glitz Designs Glitzers (Kismet)
  • Glitz Designs Cardstock Stickers (Kismet Titles)
  • Doodlebug Ribbon
  • Making Memories Ribbon & Brads

And that all I have to show you today! We’re off for a day of swimming & fun! Enjoy this gorgeous weather girls, back soon!! :)

Distressed ATC Cards with Sasha Halloway

 We were given a fresh air relief of mixing things up 
.. I did not want to go overboard as I had originally planned 
.. so I decided to do a bunch of Artist Trading Cards (ATC).
I sanded the edges, inked the papers, decoupaged and stamped and this was the end result.  I used all Glitz products and seriously distressed the heck out of some of them.  I actually love the rugged feel to them and just like papers online pictures do them no justice especially ATC cards.
In the center you will find a standard card surrounded by various ATC’s:


 I decided to do a small layout as well 8×8 and work with smaller spaces.
 Hope you have a fabulous week .. and have you seen the new lines that are coming out. Sweet goodness I am in love with the bright and bold colors just my style. YUM.
Happy Creating

P.S.:  Don’t forget about the giveaway that is going on at THIS POST!  It is a really awesome kit giveaway!

Embellished Frames with Tammy Tutterow

One of my favorite decor pieces to make are embellished photo frames. They can be so quick and simple while adding a real statement to your decor.

For this frame, I started with a pre-painted white frame that I picked up on clearance at a craft/home decor store. I cut two pieces of paper to fit the front, one from Distressed Couture Vines and one from Distressed Couture Blocks.

I adhered the Blocks piece to the front of the frame with the text side facing up. I used a decorative edge punch along the bottom edge of the Vines piece. I also cut a row of vertical slits in the front above the bottom edge to run ribbon through. I ran the ribbon through the slits in the paper and then adhered the Vines piece to the front of the frame. I trimmed the center opening with a craft knife and sanded all the edges smooth.

To finish off the frame, I added a paper flower, leaves, and a bow to the left side of the frame over the ribbon border. I added a set of rub-on letters (Vintage Extras) to the left side of the frame for added interest and to really draw attention to the black pattern in the paper below it.

July Calendar Page with Danni Reid

good morning.  i hope you are having a fun start to your summer & enjoyed your 4th celebration!  today i’d like to share a little something with you using so many amazing Glitz Design products & scraps.

 i always create a framed monthly 12 x 12 calendar for my desk.  something fun & oh so useful throughout the month.  something that allows me to enjoy some of my favorite scrapbooking lines “at the moment” & brightens up the corner of my desk.   when lea informed us that we could “change it up” in the month of july, i was thrilled be-cauuuuuse, i could use the Glitz products for the calendar page i was ready to create for july.  i would like to share with you the calendar page i created using so many amazing Glitz Design elements, stickers, rubs, scraps of pp & stamps today &  hope you, too, will have fun with your elements, stickers, rubs, stamps & scraps of paper & create a fun calendar for your desk. 
here is the page i created (un-framed)

Calendar 1 july--danni reid

 tried to throw a little symbolism in the first few numbers too, just for fun, 1 flower, the word “two, 3 hearts…..

Calendar 1 details 2a july--danni reid
Calendar 1 details 4 july--danni reid
Calendar 1 details 3 july--danni reid

my dd’s birthday is on the 21st, loved this distressed couture glitzer stickers with that big ‘ole heart ♥♥♥ to use for her special day (she noticed too :))

Calendar 1 details 5 july--danni reid
4 ruffles on the trim of the dress form stamp….symbolism for fun :)
Calendar 1 details july--danni reid
Calendar 1 details 6 july--danni reid
Calendar 1 details 7 july--danni reid
here is the month’s calendar framed & on my desk
Calendar july danni reid framed
Glitz ingredients:
 distressed couture stripe patterned paper
distressed couture blocks patterned paper
distressed couture accent cardstock stickers
distressed couture title cardstock stickers
distressed couture rub-ons
distressed couture glitzer stickers
distressed couture clear stamps: bodice dress form
kismet brown & numbers patterned paper
kismet rub-ons
kismet glitzer jeweled stickers
kismet clear stamp: rose
vintage love accessory stickers
vintage love book/music pages
vintage love rub-ons
vintage love what not cards
vintage love extra rub-ons
detours glitzer stickers with jewels
black teeny alphas stickers
red teeny alpha stickers
frosting  red-black
6×6 polka dot rub-ons
6×12 fancy frames rub-ons
(((hugs))) & so much love!

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