Recording the passage of time with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

Hi all!
Today I want to share with you a couple of my Glitz layouts aswell as tell you a little story! Are you sitting comfortably? OK! let’s begin ….


I’m asked one crafty question quite a lot ‘how long have you been scrapping’ and I always say, as most crafters do, since I was little. This page is inspired by my first memory of a scrapbook aswell as the fabulous Glitz designs Vintage love collection. When I was a little girl I remember spending hours looking through a scrapbook my mum made when she was a little girl. I was fascinated by all the old photos and the bits of victorian scraps and pictures she included. Today as a grown up scrapper myself I still find the book a constant source of fascination and now have it scanned page by page on my hard drive!

This is the scanned page that the photo I have used in my layout comes from and I love it even more that my Nanny’s hand writing is on it, that’s why I like to use hand writing on my pages, I think it is as much of a memory as the photo for me.

So what Glitzy goodness did I use? From the Vintage love collection I used love letters, velvet, damask (reverse side) and polka patterned papers. I also used the numbers from Save the Date clear stamp set (Glitz stamps are just fabulous!) A Vintage Love What Not and a Vintage paper layer.

I built up the layers by ripping, tearing, distressing and inking my pp’s and stamped the date. I then used a water brush to pull in the ink to fill the outlined numbers.

To make my elements I made a polka dot mat for my photo, inked a piece of doiley, distressed the WhatNot and roughly tore the butterflies from the paper layer. I like the shabby chic look of these torn butterflies and also that you can see the text from the paper layer.

Assembling the layout I curled the wings of the butterfly and added them on silicon for dimension along with some paper flowers…

…and some vintage lace and ribbon. I love the fact that I am now able to scrap my mums scrapbook thanks to modern technology and fabulous Glitz products.

And so moving on to the here and now!

All the fun of the Fair

Last week my sister and 2 beautiful nieces came to stay and I took them for a dayout to a theme park. We had so much fun I wanted to record the memory straight away and what better paper collection than Glitz Maya!

I used Maya navy (reverse side), stripe, polka and patchwork. I also added into the mix some Glitz pink frosting, some Detour cardstock alphas and some Plum crazy Alphas aswell as my favourite teeny alphas in pink block and black round.

As I’m sure you can imagine I had lots of photos of the day so decided to include lots of small ones in my layout while using the bright colourful ferris wheel photo as a base. The Maya patchwork paper is great for adding little touches of all the colours in the collection when it’s cut up and I used the patterned rectangles as small corner mats for my photos.

These small mounted photos I added to the right side of the layout on foam pads for added dimension, aswell as adding my journalling to the top right corner and a line of the yummy pink frosting, which is super easy to use as all the gems are attached on a sticky strip!

Then I added my title using a mix of Glitz Alphas. I love how all the different styles and colours work together and are linked by the super fab teeny alphas! A bit of rainbow ribbon which fits perefctly with Glitz Maya, I think, and some bobbles finished off my colourful fairground layout.

Looking at these 2 layouts side by side I love that they mark a passage of time recording two very different days out and that I was able to reflect that artistically using two very different Glitz designs collections.

I hope you enjoyed my litle trip through scrapping then and now with Glitz designs. Thanks for stopping by and until soon Happy ‘Glitzy’ Crafting

M x

Distress Couture Sophistication with Carla Peicheff

Those words always mean love to me. And my absolute favourite paper line to create these types of cards is obviously Glitz By Designs Distressed Couture. It’s just so romantic & fabulous!! The black & white with the red touches are the epitome of sophistication if you ask me!


  • Glitz By Design Distressed Couture Collection
  • Glitz by Design Rub Ons
  • Doodlebug Velvet Trim
  • Bazzill CS
  • Martha Stewart & SU! Punches


  • Glitz by Design Distressed Couture Collection
  • Glitz by Design Cardstock Stickers
  • Glitz by Design Teeny Alpha
  • Glitz by Design Frosting (Red & Black)
  • Prima Say it in Crystals
  • Prima Blossoms
  • Bazzill CS & Ribbon

And that’s all I have for you today! Thanks for stopping by ladies! :)

Gorgeous Love Layouts with Leah Farquharson

Everything about these papers screams, “Scrapbook how much you love someone!” So that’s what I did!

On our recent vacation trip, I set up a shot that my sister snapped away on… I’m  always thankful to get new shots of us, since I’m usually the one holding the camera!

I just loooove the black, white, and gray with the pop of red. And the textures on the paper add so much to your page…

I’m really taking to my new purchase of a slice – I cut the fun flourishes around the heart out of one of the patterned papers I used!

And another two page layout. For some reason, they’ve just been working for me lately…

I love that they allow me more room to incorporate more of the things I love while leaving the whitespace that I’m so drawn to. :)


The lace trim I used is just a common millinery trim that you can find at your local fabric store. 
Everything is from the fabulous Distressed Couture line by Glitz Designs! {With the exception of the lovely foam letters from American Crafts…)
Hope you’ve gotten inspired to scrap the one you love!

Vintage Loves Fall with Danni Reid

 good morning.  i wanted to share a couple of cards with you today, using the same line of vintage love papers but two totally different takes.  i really love this vintage love line from Glitz Design.  i love all the whatnots, journal stickers and title stickers in this line, they are so beautiful. but, with fall coming, it occured to me that the gorgeous papers would make some cuuuuute fall/autumn cards too. so, i created with the beautiful what-nots & fun i’m feeling 3 x 3 stamp on one card & then allowed the gorgeous papers speak for themselves with some teeny brown round alphas on the second….so much fun.
i’m feeling happy card
I'm feeling danni reid
love the kismet 3 x 3 i’m feeling stamp so much, such a cute stamp for cards & mini notecards
I'm feeling details danni reid
i think this what-not is so cuuuute, love that rabbit
I'm feeling details 2 danni reid
i cut large flowers from vintage love letters and vintage love floral papers using this tim holtz die cut, then layered with a couple of prima flowers i had in my stash.
I'm feeling details 3 danni reid
i love fall card
I love fall 2 danni reid 
i punched a bunch of hearts out of the vintage love damask backside & then stitched them down to the backside of vintage love letters
I love fall 2 details danni reid
i stitched the trunk using a fun stitch on the machine & then added the teeny round alphas for the sentiment
I love fall 2 details 4 danni reid 
two very different cards using the same line of paper, love that you can do this with this line
card ingredients
i’m feeling happy card
vintage love letters paper, vintage love letters what-nots,
kismet 3 x 3 i’m feeling stamp
tim holtz floral die-cut
prima flowers from stash
making memories metal flowers
i love fall card
vintage love damask, floral & letters papers
teeny brown round alphas
thank you for visiting me today

Flowers and Magnets with Nicole Petersen

Flowers made of from just Glitz scrapbook paper and Shimmerz are wonderful for any project. Here you see that I die-cut piece of beautiful Glitz paper to make these fun and cheap paper flowers. I did dress them up with mist, paint, and bling!

For my second project, I pulled out What-Nots, Paper Layers, and old left over supplies. I made magnets for a metal board, which sits in my kitchen for my family’s important reminders.

I hope you have a creative day! Nicole Petersen

Spunky Layouts with Jeni Boisvert

Supplies: Hoopla Frames H2921, Maya Patchwork M2303, Hoopla Zebra H2976, Distressed Couture DC2846, Cardstock Stickers, and Teeny Aqua Alpha Stickers, Glitz Ephemera, Glitzers, and Pom Poms


Delightful Cards with Kay Sibley

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a marvelous week.  I’ve been happily crafting away with some of my fabulous Glitz Design products and today I have a couple of cards to share with you.

I simply couldn’t resist this cute Kismet birdie rub on.  I added some flower accent stickers to her tail to dress her up!  :)   The pattern papers and “delight” rub on are also from the Kismet collection.  I hope this card puts a smile on your face! 
For my next card, I decided to go a bit vintage by adding some lace, pearls and ribbon.  The papers and rub ons are from the Glitz Design Vintage Collection.  This was a wonderful challenge for me because it’s not very often that I use a neutral color palette.  I like how it turned out and I’m glad I gave it a go!   
Well, that’s all for me right now.  I hope you have a most wonderful weekend.  It’s hard to imagine that August has almost come to an end. Enjoy each day!!

delight:  Pattern paper, Accent stickers, Rub ons:  Glitz Design Kismet Collection; Cardstock, ink:  Papertrey Ink; Buttons:  Jenni Bowlin, own supply; Twine:  Westrim Crafts; Thread:  Coats

Love:  Pattern paper, rub ons:  Glitz Design Vintage Collection; Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink; Flower, ribbon:  Maya Road; Lace:  own supply; Pearls:  Kaiser Craft; Thread:  Coats

Maya & Vintage Whatnots with Courtney Baker

Is anyone else counting down the days until they can get their hands on the new Glitz collections? I know I am, but in the mean time I’m still having fun using Maya Collection and Vintage Find Whatnots.

For this first project I wanted to make a little treat container, and I had to use some pixie sticks (somehow I’m the only one that has never out-grown pixie sticks).


You Make My Heart Sing
Sticker: (Maya Titles Cardstock Sticker) Glitz
Patterned Paper: (Maya Polka) Glitz

For my next project I wanted to use one of the Vintage Find Whatnots with a dyed doily. I love this Distressed Couture patterned paper for card making. The scale of the design works so well on cards.

Patterned Paper:  Distressed Couture Glitz

Tags & Canvases with Emeline Seet

Greetings !
August passed by so quickly isn’t it :)
This month, I challenged myself to use some mediums together with papers and embellishments from Glitz Designs. i created a set of tags using ink, heat embossing, textures and embellishments from Glitz Designs.

I used Olivia, Kismet and Maya Collection.

Next on…
I was so inspired by canvas chunks, ink and paint so i decided to use it as a platform for some graffiti collage using Glitz Designs. These are an inch thick and I used gel medium to adhere Glitz Designs Vintage Layers.

some other elements include clear stamps (Fancy Frames) and Glitz Designs Rub Ons.

hope you are anxiously anticipating,as much as I am, to see and feel the new CHA products released by Glitz Designs!

Floral Maya Cards with Christine Penaflor

Good morning! It’s time for me to share with you a couple of projects that I have recently created with the wonderful Maya Collection! I enjoy using sketches as a springboard for creating cards because the design process goes so much quicker, and for these two cards, I happened to use sketches from the Card Patterns challenge blog. Each week, a sketch is posted, and for the first card, I used the current week’s sketch.

For this card I used the following Glitz Designs products:
  • Maya Polka (M2297) patterned paper
  • Maya Stripe (M2273) patterned paper
  • Maya Journaling (C2464) cardstock stickers
  • Pink Block (C2815) Teeny Alpha stickers
  • Black Round (C2808) Teeny Alpha stickers

First, I started with a 5 ½” square card base made from black cardstock. Next, I layered a piece of the Maya Polka paper, which has a stitched border, onto the green side of the Maya Stripe paper.

I stitched another border around a piece of the blue side of Maya Polka paper and embellished this piece with a length of lace. Layered on top of the lace are two of the Maya Journaling cardstock stickers. The sentiment was created using the Teeny Alpha stickers inside of the green journaling label. Finally, I added Prima pearl swirls and K & Company and Prima flowers that were painted with Shimmerz Pearlz in Ballet Pink to the card to complete it.
For the next card, I used last week’s Card Patterns sketch along with the following Glitz Designs products:
  • Maya Patchwork (M2303) patterned paper
  • Maya Floral (M2266) patterned paper
  • Maya Damask (M2280) patterned paper
  • Maya Rub Ons (RO 2532)
  • Glitz Frosting – pink rhinestones
This is another 5 ½” square card upon which I layered a piece of Maya Patchwork paper onto pink cardstock for the background. This paper made it so easy to create the look of patchwork without all the work of piecing it together, and I love that! A length of lace was adhered below the patchwork paper as a border.
Next, I hand cut a large flower from the Maya Floral paper and mounted it on pink cardstock. The center of the flower was cut out as well and each of the petals were curved in order to add dimension to the flower. I painted the outside pointed petals of the flower with Shamrock Shimmerz paint and the inside rounded petals with Magenta Shimmerz paint. I then added two Prima flowers in the center of the flower to complete it. The flower was adhered to the card along with a piece of the green side of the Maya Damask paper which has the sentiment “bliss” rubbed onto it. The corners of the sentiment piece are embellished with pink Glitz Frosting rhinestones, and pink Prima pearl swirls were added to complete the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative week!

~ Christine

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