Celebrating Mom with Kristii Lockart

Happy Friday dear friends!  I can hardly believe we are at the end of April already!! Seems like the month just flew right on by.  In just a few short days, it will be time to celebrate those women who are so very special in our lives.  I love Mother’s Day and all that it entails!! It also means that my kids will either come home or call me at some point in the day and I look forward to spending time with them!!  I’m so sad to say that my mom is no longer with us, but each year I make a card in remembrance of her!  I was excited to design some Mother’s Day cards with Glitz Design’s Laced with Grace Collection!  What a gorgeous line of papers!!  So perfect for Mother’s Day cards, or any type of card for that matter!!

I died some seam binding with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker and added some blue buttons to enhance the blue in the chair.  I also layered a Laced with Grace Glitzer on top of a Laced with Grace Whatnot and I love the combination! Glitz Designs embellishments are so fun to work with and give you so many possiblities!

 Supplies used:
Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” patterned Papers: Polka and Rose
Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Stamps
Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Glitzers
Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Whatnots

other supplies:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream CardstockPrima lace, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Papertrey Ink buttons and twine, Papertrey Ink stamps: Tiny Tags, Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banner Die.

The next card is very simple and easy.  It will take you all of 2 minutes to put together!  I think the whatnot word collage sets the tone of the card and the rest just falls into place!

 I layered some cardstock with a Laced with Grace Whatnot, added some ribbon then attached a Laced with Grace Journaling Sticker over the ribbon.  I added a Laced with Grace Glitzer, cut out and attached some butterflies and added some jewels and a bow.

Supplies used:

Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Whatnots
Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Journaling Stickers
Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Glitzers
Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Patterned Paper:  Butterflies
Other supplies:  Webster’s Pages Sparklers, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Grosgrain ribbon, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Papertrey Ink stamps: Tiny Tags, Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banner Die.
Wishing all Mother’s everywhere a Happy Day!! You are so very special!!

Inked Up Layouts with Rommel Okuma

Hello gorgeous!
Today is my first post here, and I’m feeling so happy to share with you guys some inspiration with newest Glitz Design products. All newest collections, released on CHA Winter 2011, are fabulous and when I’ve received my box with Glitz Goodies I just can’t stop to see it all over and over, because they really are amazing: fresh colorful papers, vintage style, many kind of beautiful stamps and a bunch of embellish to use!
So let’s go!
My style of scrapbooking is something like eclectic with a bit of artistic ways. I love to work with contrasting colors, layering papers and add a lot of details with inks, stamping pads, stamps, and many cut outs and die cuts or another alternative supplies. This is my creative process to explore a many possibilities ways to use papers and other materials.

This first project called Growin’ Up is about my friend’s daughter. A sassy girl that each day growing up with joy, healthy and so much love! I use three kind of patterned paper from different collections and add some great details like ink’s spot, butterflies, flowers and paper strips. Look it all, please:

She is so cute, isn’t she? This paper layer works like a mat under the photos , a transparent frame and a butterfly cut out from Butterflies Laced With Grace collection paper:
Just a little amazing detail: a sticker under the roses. It’s so delicate, isn’t it?

Sewn paper strips. I love to sew in details!
This heart from Laced with Grace is just perfect for this LO, don’t you think so? It was painted with distress ink, sanded  and distressed:
This second project “Advices 4 a good life” is about myself. The photos were shot a few days after my 32th birthday (can you say that I’m 32 years old?! :P). Here again I mixed all collections and create something unique, look:
One of my pleasures is transform new paper to an old just watering and kneading it. I made it in this paper layer from Love Games Collection. Here, in special, I used Distress Stain and water. This paper looks like burnt, so cool!

I used a blue cardstock as a background, contrasting with this pink paper. The pattern of paper is a mix with partition, vintage texts, announces and much more. This is already one of my fav papers.  The harlequin pattern is also great.  Blue, pink and green:  the palette of this page was so delightful!  Loved it!
My favorite detail: this tag:
It was made with distress ink (watery ink technique). I used distress ink tea dye with this text stamp of Laced by Grace collection and the “arms” stamp by Love Games Stamp Set.

Other details was created with Whatnot, Peek-a-boos, Cardstock journaling and title stickers:

And I almost forget to say about this Teeny Alpha Cream Grunge. This vintage circus font is great and so fun!
Project: Growin’ Up – supplies:Patterned Paper: Afternoon Muse Polka, Laced with grace Butterflies - Stripe - Floral
Laced with grace Paper Layer
Laced with grace Peek-a-boo
Laced with grace Whatnots
Laced with grace Glitzer

Other companies supplies:Alphabets: Thickers AC
Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc.
Inks: Glimmer Mist – Tattared Angles, Disstress Ink – Ranger
Punches: Martha Stewart Craft

Project: Advices 4 a great life:Patterned Paper: Afternoon Muse Banner and Carte Postal
Love games Paper Layer
Love games Glitzers
Laced with Grace title stickers
Love games Journaling Stickers
Love games Whatnots
Love games Stampa set
eeny Alpha Cream Grunge
Afternoon Muse Peek-a-boo
Laced with grace Stamp set

Other companies supplies:
Ink: Distress ink and Distress stain – Ranger

Have you enjoy it with me, thank you so much for stopping by and have a nice day! See you next month!!!

Thankful Hearts with Iwona Palamountain

It’s time for me to share some more Glitz Design goodness! I can’t get enough of the new lines, and as I was choosing the two to feature today, I found it a pretty hard decision. They’re all equally amazing :)
I finally decided on the Laced With Grace & Afternoon Muse collections, and here’s what I made with them!

The first card features the papers and elements from Laced With Grace. I’m in love with that stripey paper! It has the most gorgeous, muted shade of green – very classy looking.

Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” papers: Stripe, Polka, Plaid
Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” Journaling Cardstock Stickers

Other: cardstock: SU! (River Rock), cream; stamps: PTI, SU!; ink: Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap); edge distresser; pearls: AnnaBelle Stamps; buttons; twill ribbon; Nestabilities Labels 14; paper lace: Bella

My other card is made with the Afternoon Muse collection.

Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” paper: Stripe, Floral, Block
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Paper Layers
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Glitzers
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Whatnot

Other: cardstock: SU! (Rich Razzleberry), cream; sewing machine; grosgrain ribbon; string: AnnaBelle Stamps; button, lace trim; border punch: EK Success

Thank you for joining me today!
Iwona (Chupa)

Decorated Wedding Frame with Tammy Tutterow

The first second I saw the new Love Games collection I was totally taken with the black and white Damask pattern.  I love damask patterns and especially love them for home decor pieces.  For this frame, I recovered a clearance aisle photo frame and added ribbon and embellishments for a classic and romantic feeling.


I wrapped the frame in 1 3/4″ wide silk taffeta ribbon that has a green and brown weave.  It changes color depending on the light.


I embellished over the ribbon with flowers in brown and green and added two skeleton leaves.  I topped the flowers with a Love Games Cardstock sticker.  I applied the sticker to a scrap of patterned paper to cover the adhesive and to add a little more structure to the sticker.


I adhered the sticker onto the top of the flowers, using them to lift the sticker off of the surface and to make it the centerpiece of the design.


The skeleton leave add an interesting texture to the design.  I love that they are transparent and allow the pattern of the paper and the color of the ribbon to show through.


patterned paper: Glitz Design Love Games Damask
sticker: Glitz Design Love Games Cardstock Sticker
flowers and leaves: Prima Marketing
ribbon: Midori Luxe Taffeta Ribbon Fern
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
adhesive: Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi Medium and Helmar 450 QD

Love Game Cards with Carla Peicheff

Good morning ladies! :) Did everyone have a nice Easter weekend? We actually saw some sun here over the weekend and it’s warmed up a bit! :)

Well today I have a couple Glitz Design cards to show you using the fabulous new Love Games collection kit! Yummy! :)

The first card is a Mothers Day card since Mothers day is fast approaching! It’s a little different colour scheme than what you’d usually see for a Mother’s Day card, but I love it! :) The adorable Cardstock Title Stickers make it super easy to throw together a quick card!



And for this card, I showcased the “hi” on the awesome “Whatnot” card… which I love! These can totally be the “main attraction” on your card! You get a pkg full of them, so it’s fun to pick & choose which ones you want to use!



Here’s what else I used on my cards:
Glitz Design
- Love Games Collection Kit Double sided Papers (Floral, Polka, Stripe)
- Love Games Cardstock Title Stickers
- Love Games Whatnots
- Teeny Alpha Stickers (Cream)

And that’s all for today ladies! :) Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Stamping on your Layouts with Mou Saha

Hi there my Glitz blog friends, Mou Saha here with today’s layouts. When I got a box full of Glitz’s new CHA-Winter releases, I was blown away. They are just so lovely! My goodness, I LOVE the stamps… and they found ways into my layouts this month.

I used this Distressing stamp from the Afternoon Muse collection to create the page title.
This was perfect with the ‘When I Grow Up’ journaling card
The new colors of the Teeny Alpha stickers are so rich.
For my second layouts, I got happy with textures and more stamps. I layered and paper quilted a border for the page.
Next, I added the photo and stamped the hot air balloon and Fairy Whispers block and cut them out. I colored them in and mounted the balloon to the page with pop dots.
I stitched the Fairy Whispers block onto the background to create the title.
And here are some more details from the page.


Layout 1: Whatever You Are
1. Laced with Grace Floral, 12×12 Paper
2. Love Games Damask, 12×12 Paper
3. Afternoon Muse 6×9 Stamp
4. Love Games, 6×6 Glitzers
5. Teeny Alpha Olive Green
6. Afternoon Muse Whatnots
Layout 2: Fairy Whispers
1. Love Games Floral, 12×12 Paper
2. Love Games Damask, 12×12 Paper
3. Laced with Grace Floral, 12×12 Paper
4. Laced with Grace Plaid, 12×12 Paper
5. Afternoon Muse 6×9 Stamp
6. Love Games, 6×6 Glitzers

Hope you enjoy :)

Pocket Cards with Michelle Philippi

As you read this, my family and I are on a 10-day Disney cruise to Mexico; beyond excited we are….and so very blessed. We are going to be in Cabo San Lucas on Easter Sunday and I am so looking forward to celebrating in a nice, old, perfectly vintage church. The only thing that matters to my kids however is will the Easter Bunny be able to find them on the ship – LOL I wanted to be sure and have something heartfelt and handcrafted for them for Easter, and I remembered these little kraft pocket bags I have had for the longest time. I love getting new goodies – like my Afternoon Muse collection from Glitz – and using it to bring some love to something I’ve had untouched for a very long time.
So pocket cards it is. Nice and flat and easy to travel with. I swooshed white acrylic paint on the edges of my kraft pockets and essentially treated that as my card base.
My card front has fun Afternoon Muse patterned paper, paper layers and some white stitching to go with the white stitching on these old felt bunny stickers I have had hanging around forever too.
For the inside of my card I used these great Whatnot images which have a great colored image on one side and a plain white glossy cardstock side on the other where I can do some writing.
I cut these little girls out of the paper layer; I think they are whispering about what they are hoping to find in their Easter baskets.
Stitching, and a Victorian lace doily punch are just perfect to show off these sweet lil’ dollies.
With the white and cream and orange and pinks, red can still work for Easter.
These Peek-A-Boo banners are my most favorite thing ever. And that bike! *swoon*
If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I consider myself a cardmaker and not a stamper. I really don’t do a whole lot of stamping and love that with these teeny alphas I can come up with any sentiment I want. You might have a stamp that says Happy Easter. But with alphabet stickers, I can change the Easter sentiment and have 3 different Easter sentiments without having to buy 3 Easter stamps.
This Whatnot says Humpty Dumpty Circus – and that makes me giggle.
I can totally see this in a baby themed creation.
Afternoon Muse Pocket Cards
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Paper: Floral, Carte Postal, Stripe
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Paper Layers
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Whatnots
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Peek-A-Boos
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Glitzers
Glitz Design Tulle, Teeny Alpha, Giant Rhinestone

Spring Birds with Emeline Seet

A host of daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees.
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze…

If I were to live at a place with four seasons, probably the bird-chirping weather would be my most favorite season. Today, I’ve created some spring, bird-themed items.
Here are a set of Spring toppers:

and a close up:

Supplies (for spring toppers):
Glitz Designs Hoopla Paper Polka
Glitz Designs Love Nest Paper Block
Glitz Designs Love Nest Paper Floral
Glitz Designs Love Nest Paper Stripe
Glitz Designs Love Nest Rub On
Glitz Designs Scarlett Glitz Stickers

Here is a bird house. A mix of die cut flowers, stamped images, buttons, trims and other embellishments. Spring just makes me think of happy colors and Glitz Designs’ repertoire of products are absolutely fit for practically any season!

Supplies (bird house) :
Glitz Designs Love Nest Paper Damask
Glitz Designs Love Nest Paper Polka
Glitz Designs Love Nest Paper Stripe
Glitz Designs Hoopla Paper Floral
Glitz Designs Fancy Frame Clear Stamps
Glitz Designs Hoopla Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Peek-A-Boos *NEW*

have a good week!

Cards for Women with Laurie Schmidlin

With Spring in the air, my thoughts naturally gravitate to my wonderful mother and equally fabulous Mother-in-Law!  Yes, you heard me right…a fabulous Mother-in-Law!  :-)  My husband’s mother is very special, and because she lives so far away (in Switzerland), I like to make and send her Mother’s Day cards early to insure they arrive on time.
When my box of brand new Glitz goodies arrived, I knew immediately that I wanted to use them for her cards!  It just doesn’t get any prettier than vintage Glitz goodies with fresh Spring colors!

GD Mom

For my first card, I dug into the Laced with Grace Collection!  The only problem I had, was choosing which papers to use first…because I LOVE them all!  I chose three different patterns to work with, a beautiful vintage Whatnot (also from the Laced with Grace Collection), and some Cream Teeny Alpha letters to spell out “Mom”.

GD Best Grandma

For my next card, I went with a softer color palette, using papers from the new Afternoon Muse Collection.  After matting two coordinating patters and adding a vellum layer to soften them up a bit, I added the stamped focal layers (made with the frame stamp from the Laced with Grace Clear Stamps set).
So, which new collection is your favorite?  Right now, I just can’t get enough of the warm, vintage tones of the Laced with Grace Collection!   It’s a tough call for me though, because it changes almost daily!  :-)
Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope your day is a creative one!  ~Laurie

Mom Card
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Papers:  Floral, Stripe, Polka
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Whatnot
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha – Cream
Other: Cream cardstock, Heart Punch, Parisian Accents die (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Sparklers, Floral Trim (Webster’s Pages), Ribbon
World’s Best Grandma Card
Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Papers:  Banner, Floral
Glitz Design Clear Stamps:  Laced with Grace
Other:  Vellum cardstock, Cream cardstock, Love Deepens (Verve Stamps), Sewing machine, Prima Roses, Dew Drops, Cream Organza ribbon

Spring & Easter layouts with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

Hi all,
Spring is here and with it arrived a box of new goodies from Glitz Designs on my doorstep. It’s contents made me smile as much as the blue skies, the flowers in the garden and the lambs in the field, the new lines are yumsville and I know you’re going to LOVE the new stamp sets. So what better thing to scrap first than some Spring photos!

This layout is inspired by the beautiful Spring day today and the ‘song’ I have journalled. It is from one of my all time favourite films Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory (the original Gene Wilder version, love you Mr Depp but Gene rules this one!) and I sing it a lot at this time of year, but originally it came from As you like it by Willam Shakespeare and even then he was quoting from a celtic ballad ‘it was a lover and his lass’ … hmmm best stop waffling and let you know what I used!

Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse papers; Banner, Stripe, Block, Floral, Carte Postal, Polka
Glitz Designs Laced with Grace paper; Butterflies
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse and Love Games Clear Stamps
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Glitzers
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Paper Layers
Glitz Designs Teent Alphas; Burnt Orange, Cream, Bubble gum pink, aqua block, yellow block, apple green block
Glitz Designs Maya cardstock stickers

I cut out all the shapes I needed for the fields, rainbow and clouds etc distressing edges as I went. When doing a collage like this I use a plain 12 x 12 piece of cardstock to build it on so I don’t waste too much of my precious paper (this also means it’s a great way to use up scraps!) The colours and patterns of the afternoon muse papers are great for my happy spring collage, love that polka paper!

The hot air balloon and sun rays are made using the new stamps. So useful and so much fun not to mention brilliant stamps that give a great image every time.

I took some photos of the lambs in the field next to our house and cut them out to fit into my collage and cut out the photo of my nieces (a great way to lose a dodgy background)

With scissors still in hand I cut out lots of flowers from the floral paper even ones that were missing petals (as they are tucked under flowers in the design) and those around the edges as they still work when I layer everything up.

Once I’d layered all the flowers around my photo and tucked some behind the ‘hills’ I cut out some of the butterflies from the laced with grace paper, curled the wings and added them all over the collage.

Finally I set to with the teeny alphas. My favourite all time alphas ever and I LOVE the new additions to the line with their mixed up style of letters, the colours make my heart sing! I added some doodled journalling inbetween and doodled in places on my collage

and that was it done, a happy spring time layout with one of my favourite photos of my nieces. My second layout stays with my beautiful nieces and something else that happens at spring time … Easter.

This is a record of a really fun Easter weekend spent with them and my sister. Decorating eggs, eating roast dinner and driving the girls crazy with a fiendishly clever Aunty Michelle treasure hunt LOL. Here are my ingredients;

Glitz Designs Laced with Grace papers; Rose, Stripe, Polka
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse paper; Floral
Glitz Designs Laced with Grace Peek-a-boo
Glitz Designs Laced with Grace Clear Stamps
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Peek-a-boo
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Cardstock Stickers-titles
Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Paper Layers
Glitz Designs Clear stamps Distressing set 2
Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas; cream

The orange tones with the playground imagery from Laced with Grace mixed with the Afternoon Muse yellow were perfect to tell my story. I broke up the orange 12 x 12 by stamping, using a distress stamp with yellow paint, around the area my photos would sit to tie everything all together.

I stamped images on to the yellow paper and also adhered one of the Afternoon Muse peek-a-boos onto it to pop it off the page.

I lifted my photos by matting them onto some of the polka paper and cut out the photo of my bunny eared niece to create a photo embellishment of my own.

I framed my cut out niece with a peek-a-boo from Laced with Grace and as it has a cut out centre I could pop her out of it on foam pads for dimension. I added an orange butterfly from the paper as an extra embellishment.

The cut out stamped images, cardstock stickers, a paper layer and those gorgeous teeny alphas finished off my layout. Another happy layout that makes me smile

So what new Glitzyness will you use to make you smile? …. warning! You will be spoilt for choice …. whatever it is please share it with us and now there is the perfect opportunity to show off your Glitz with the new Monthly challenge, see details here and get Glitzy and creative!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my projects with you. I hope you’re all well and happy and enjoying Spring, until soon Happy Crafting
Love M x

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