Like Father, Like Sones with Leah Farquharson

We don’t always have a lot of occasions to get all dressed up for, so when we all went to a wedding last December, it was fun to see the boys dressed up like their daddy! They all look so handsome together – but I know I’m biased!

Supplies: Glitz Designs: Love Games Whatnots, Love Games PeekaBoos, Love Games Glitzers, Love Games Scorecard, Love Games Titles Cardstock stickers,  Stripes, Poppies, and Polka papers, Olive Green Teeny Alphas, Laced with Grace Title Cardstock stickers, Laced with Grace Glitzers, Afternoon Muse chipboard album page. Other: ribbon: craft supply, chipboard letters: American Crafts, Buttons: Jenni Bowlin, Lace: Prima.

And this past weekend, I was busy with MANY things – one of which was getting this cake put together for our niece’s first birthday!

Supplies: Glitz Designs: Laced with Grace Polka, Floral, Stripe papers, Parchment Teeny Alphas, Afternoon Muse PeekaBoos, Afternoon Muse Journaling Cardstock Stickers, Laced with Grace Whatnots, Laced with Grace Journaling Cardstock Stickers, Love Games Journaling Cardstock Stickers. Other: Chipboard letters: American Crafts.

This is my final post as a Glitz Designs team member! I’ve so enjoyed my time here on the team – and the ladies have always been so generous! I’m going to be super busy in the upcoming months with some amazing ventures, so I needed to make some tough choices and unfortunately, that meant letting go of a few things… I’ll definitely continue to keep an eye out for all the lovely upcoming products from this talented company!

Note from Lea:  We will miss you, Leah!  Good luck in all of your future endeavors!!

"Get Your Glitz On" May Challenge Reminder #3

Happy Monday, everyone!!  Today is your last “Get Your Glitz On” reminder for May, because the challenge ends on Wednesday, June 1st at 11:59pm PST.  So, there is still time to enter a project for the challenge, and you can find all the rules/etc. on the ORIGINAL POST.

I have created another sample, using items from the collection we are offering up as a prize this time around!!  Here is what I created!

Card Supplies:
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” papers: Floral, Banner
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Whatnots
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Cardstock Stickers: Titles
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Glitzer Stickers
Glitz Design Pink & Clear Jewels

Non-Glitz Supplies:
May Arts twine, Recollections paper flower, Maya Road pin, WPlus9 stamps/die, My Favorite Things stamps/die, yellow ruffle, & sandpaper.

Once again, here is the blog challenge info:

And here is what you could win!!

We are loving all the participation in our challenges so far, and we can’t wait to see more!!  So, go and get your Glitz on!!

Saying Goodbye to Spring with Laurie Schmidlin

A great big happy Friday to you!  It is hard to believe that May is almost over, but I am so looking forward to summer!  :-)

With the end of May, comes a goodbye to Spring until next year.  Before that happens, I thought I would sneak in a few more Spring inspired, blossom filled cards!

GD Fun Vintage Flowers

Oh how I love the Laced with Grace Collection!  Warm, serene, flower filled…just like a beautiful Spring afternoon!

GD Fun Vintage Flowers (Close-Up)

Ok, I cannot get enough of these Glitzers!!  Vintage stickers that have itty bitty rhinestones on them already??  That is what I call perfection!  :-)

GD Feel Better Soon

My next card has a different feel to it, using some fabulous Love Games papers!  I warmed the gray and cream color scheme up just a bit by adding another gorgeous Glitzer!

GD Feel better Soon (Close-Up)

I stamped the frame (from the Love Games clear stamp set) onto vellum, trimmed it, adhered it to my card, and stamped a sentiment on the flowing banner.  Instead of ribbon, I pleated some Love Games gray/black paper and adhered that across my card.

I’m so glad you stopped by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!  ~Laurie

Vintage Fun Card
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Papers:  Floral, Plaid, Polka
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Glitzers
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Peek-a-Boo
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Clear Stamps
Other:  Cream cardstock, scallop border punch, Corner rounder, ribbon, Mini Vintage Tag (SU!), Ruby flower (KaiserCraft), Stick Pins

Vintage Feel Better Soon Card
Glitz Design Love Games Papers:  Floral, Damask
Glitz Design Love Games Clear Stamps
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Glitzers
Other: Cream cardstock, Decorative border punch (EK Success), Heartfelt Phrases (Verve Stamps), Ladies & Gents Florette (Webster’s Pages), Pearls, Corner rounder

Scrapbooking Homemade Gifts with Noel Culbertson

Happy Mother's Day
As a military wife, I’ve spent my fair share of holidays alone or at least husband-less… birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries, and yes, Mother’s Days. Lucky for me I’ve got a couple of little girls who have always been pretty on the ball, even without Daddy there to remind them. This year they got up nice and early, brewed me a pot of coffee and showered me with homemade presents. One of my favorites was this one. A rotating picture with the brief history of my life. They sat on either side of me and rolled the story along. Who knew a few toilet paper rolls, an old gift box and typing paper could be so much fun? I hope your Mother’s Day was as blessed as mine was!

Happy Mother's Day {detail}
Happy Mother's Day {detail}
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Papers: Banner, Stripe, Carte Postal, Block
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Journaling cardstock stickers
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Glitzer stickers
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Cream
My Grandma
My Grandma {detail}
Glitz Design “Love Games” Papers: Poppers, Damask, Floral, Polka, Score Card
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Papers: Block
Glitz Design “Laced with Grace” Papers: Floral

Keep up with all of the fabulous work of the Glitz Girls and team on their blog!

Paper Layers Cards with Kristii Lockart

Happy Wednesday dear friends!!! I can’t believe that Memorial Day is around the corner!  Whether you will be traveling on the first summer holiday of the year, or if you will be home doing yard work and cleaning your house, it’s also a good time to build up your card stash for dear friends and loved ones. I used Glitz Designs Paper Layers to help me with this task!
In my first card, the beautiful rose pattern in the Paper Layer inspired me to make a heartfelt sympathy card.  I don’t know about you, but sympathy cards are hard to make with all the emotion involved and it is nice to have a few on hand to give to those special friends whose hearts are grieved.

I didn’t want to take away from the beauty of the Paper Layer, so I stamped the sentiment on vellum and hand-stitched the vellum strip to the face of the card.

Supplies used:

Glitz Designs “Laced with Grace” Paper Layers

Other supplies:
Papertrey Ink:   Melon Berry and Vintage Cream cardstock, Double Ended Banner and Banner Borders dies, Through the trees stamps; Vellum; DMC Floss; Fiskars Scallop Punch; Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Ephemera.

In my second card, the butterflies in the Laced with Grace Paper Layer inspired me to create a card that I know that I will need for a friend when I least expect it.

 Aren’t the butterflies on this Paper Layer beautiful?

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designs “Laced With Grace” Paper Layers
Glitz Designs “Afternoon Muse” Stripe Paper
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink: Kraft and Hawaiian Shorescardstock, buttons, lemon tart ribbon, Tiny Tags Die, Flower Fusion #2 stamp set; Prima Lace; Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Ephemera; DMC Floss; Fiskars Scallop Punch.
I hope this inspires you to make some cards for your stash.  
You never know when you will need a card for that special someone!!
Thanks for stopping by and 
I wish you a very Glitzy Day!!!

Afternoon Muse Frame with Tammy Tutterow

I am absolutely in love with this sunny yellow (Blocks) patterned paper from Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse collection.  It is just the perfect shade of yellow to create a cheery feeling on any project.


I used the paper to cover a purchased photo frame that I picked up on clearance.  I decoupaged the paper to the frame using Matte Multi Medium.  Once the adhesive was dry, I sanded and inked all of the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


I embellished the side of the frame with the coordinating Stripe patterned paper.  I used a paper punch to add a decorative edge and added machine stitching and ink along the edge before adhering to the frame.


I stamped a corner design in the lower right corner and added a cluster of embellishments along the side over the striped patterned paper.  I wrapped a bit of crinkled dyed seam binding around the frame (while the glass and insert was removed).  I stucked a vintage image Whatknot under the ribbon and then added layers of paper flowers.


The paper flowers are assorted papers from the collection that were cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  After cutting the flowers, I placed them on a foam pad and worked the surface of them with a round tip embossing stylus.  This helped shape the paper into a dome shape.  After shaping, I edged each flower with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then coated them with Rockin on Sunshine Glimmer Glam.  Once the glam was dry, I layered the assorted flowers with gemstone brads.


The leaves were cut freehand and created the same way.  I love that because the papers are double sided you get peeks of other colors and patterns from the curved petals.
When I adhered the striped layer, I left the punched edge free from adhesive so that it would lift for the surface a bit and add an extra bit of dimension.


On a few of the die cut flowers, I cut the petals apart so that they would have a little more dimension.


I cut a single penant off of a Peek-a-Boo penant strip.  I trimmed the excess clear border from the penant and then inserted it onto a long stick pin.  I pierced the pin into cluster and added an adhesive foam square under the flag to lift it up off of the surface.


I punched a heart using a scrap of paper, inked the edges, and then topped it with a Glitzers sticker that says “enjoy”.  I tucked the heart into the flower cluster and adhered it in place with and adhesive foam square.

  • patterned paper: Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse- Floral, Block, Banner, and Stripe
  • stickers: Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Glitzers
  • elements: Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Whatnots; Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Peek-a-Boos
  • stamps: Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse Stamps
  • embellishments: Stick Pin- Maya Road; Brads- 7gypsies
  • punches: McGill Super Giant Primitive Heart Punch; Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
  • die: Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals
  • ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo
  • glaze: Tattered Angles Glimmer Glam- Organic Green and Rockin’ on Sunshine
  • adhesive: Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium- Matte; Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Foam Squares

Fabulous Stitched Cards with Iwona Palamountain

It’s time I showed you some more Glitz Design cards! I hope you’ll like them :)

The first card is created with the Laced With Grace collection…

Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” papers: Rose, Butterflies, Floral
Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” Journaling Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” Tulle

Other: cardstock: recycled kraft; stamps: PTI (Fancy Flourishes), Flourishes (Humming Along); ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa); fabric ribbon; flower: Prima; lace trim; sewing machine

My second card features the Love Games collection.

Glitz Design “Love Games” paper: Stripe, Polka, Poppies, Scorecard
Glitz Design “Love Games” Clear Stamps
Glitz Design “Love Games” Journaling Cardstock Stickers

Other: cardstock: recycled kraft; stamps: Prima (Cantaria), PTI (Butterfly Dreams); ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (Rhubarb Stalk); edge distresser; jute string; Liquid Pearls (Pewter); paper flower; buttons; sewing machine

Thank you for joining me today! Until next time~
Iwona (Chupa)

"Get Your Glitz" May Challenge Reminder #2

Happy Saturday, friends!!  Today I have another sample to share with you for our latest blog challenge!!  This sample is quite a bit more simple than last week’s, and shows how I cluster fabulous Glitz product with non-Glitz items!!

You can create a fun little cluster with some ribbon, twine, flowers & a pearl!!  Be sure to see the original post for all the challenge rules and details, but here is the challenge info once again:

And don’t forget the awesome prize that is up for grabs….the entire Afternoon Muse collection!

 Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!!  We are loving your fabulous entries!!  And we can’t wait to see more….so go and get your Glitz on!!  Have a great weekend!!

Being Mom with Mou Saha

Hi there Glitz blog readers, Mou Saha here with today’s layouts.
My first layout is in honor of mothers everywhere… and how motherhood changes you.

I added my title using Cream Teeny Alpha right onto my self-portrait and placed the transparent overlay on top of the photo.

I attached handcut butterflies around the transparency to hide my adhesive.
Love how this butterfly has two young faces on its wings… perfectly meaningful accent as they represent my two kids for me.

My second layout is rather bittersweet… about the fleeting childhood days of my kids. How I want them to grow up and see and be proud of what they become and yet, there’s a part in me that wants to hold on to them just like they are right now!

I free handcut two flower stems and attached them near the photo using foam tape for some added dimension.

I added a torn border from Laced With Grace Rose paper with illustrations of children and pets playing together to finish my page.

Being Mom
1. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Rose paper
2. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Butterflies paper
3. Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Peek-a-boo
4. Glitz Design Cream Teeny Alpha

These Are The Days
1. Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Banner paper
2. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Rose paper
3. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Butterflies paper
4. Glitz Design Love Games Damask paper
5. Glitz Design Love Nest Damask paper
6. Glitz Design Cream Teeny Alpha

Love Games Cards with Carla Peicheff

Good morning ladies! :) It’s with some sadness that I’m here to show you my last 2 Glitz Design DT cards. I’ve stepped down from my DT duties in order to “simplify” my life a bit. With 4 kids & usually an extra kid here and there, it can get crazy hectic. lol! That being said, Glitz Design has been an absolute ***DREAM*** to design for!! They are uber generous with their goodies & Lea runs the design team like she’s been doing it since she was a toddler! lol! No idea how she does all she does!! She is an amazing person! :) I had a blast and am very grateful for the time I had on the Glitz Design DT!! Thanks SO much for having me, Glitz! :)

On that note, let me show you some gorgeous papers & accessories from the Love Games collection!



Glitz Design Love Games Collection Papers (Floral, Polka, Stripe)
Glitz Design Love Games Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design Love Games Whatnots
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha (cream)

Now, would you like a chance to win some Glitz Design Love Games goodies?! I thought so! I’ll send one lucky winner a bunch of gorgeous 6×6 Love Games paper & embellishments to make some of your own gorgeous cards with!! In order to win all you have to do is take a peek at the Glitz Design Products and tell me which collection is your favorite, and why!? :)

*NOTE: If you’re reading this on the Glitz Design blog, be sure to head on over to MY BLOG to comment as I’ll be pulling a winner from there! ;) I’ll post the winner on the 23rd! So be sure to check back! ;)

**Note from Lea:  My dear friend, Carla…you will be so missed on the Glitz Design DT!!  HUGS & love to you!

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