Wintry Wishes with Karola Witczak

Hello everyone! I hope you had amazing Christmas time with family and friends! So, since Christmas is behind us, I don’t have any Christmas projects for today, but instead I bring some winter and New Year’s inspiration.
Creating winter projects with new Glitz collections was a great challenge. This is not a novelty for me, I love to use different materials to create seasonal projects. Highly encourage you to! Today I have the layout of my daughter Rose, a photo was taken last winter. I thought that there are two colors in the Glitz collections, which I associate with cold, frosty winter – purple and turquoise:) Thanks to Dance in the Sunshine line to create the layout was very easy!
I used here Dance in the Sunshine album pages as layers, and lots of die cuts created from Glitz papers. I stamped rose and birds motifs from Vintage Blue Stamps set onto papers and cut out them to use as another layers. Tiny white and turquoise letters created my title at the bottom of the page. I used also one of the Paper Layers to matting the photo. To add a little bit frosty atmosphere I painted white acrylic paint edges of my page. 

Since this month we have the ability to create projects outside their department, and therefore benefited from this opportunity and I made two cards with New Year wishes. I hope that this inspiration will be useful for you at the last moment to give someone something beautiful with personally made Happy New Year card.
“Magical Winter Time” Lo by Karola Witczak 
Glitz Design “Dance in the Sunshine” papers: Floral, Birds
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” papers: Polka
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Paper Layers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Title Stickers
Glitz Design “Dance in the Sunshine” Chipboard Album
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Stamps set
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha White Type Stickers
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Teal Wood Grain Stickers
“Happy New 2012″ card by Karola Witczak
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” papers: Polka, Floral, Houndstooth
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Glitzers
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha White Type Stickers
“Happy New Year” card by Karola Witczak
Glitz Design “Dance in the Sunshine” papers: Birds, 
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” paper: Toile
Glitz Design “Dance in the Sunshine” Whatnots
Glitz Design “Dance in the Sunshine” Glitzers
Thank you for visit Glitz Design blog today! Happy New Year to everyone!! 
~~ Karola ~~

Happy New Year cards with Iwona Palamountain

With Holidays gone, we’re now looking forward to the New Year’s celebrations, and what better way to celebrate the fact, with some fun Glitz Design cards! I can’t wait to send these to my pals…

I combined the papers, some stickers and other gorgeous elements from two different collections, with a little bit of stamping, and whipped up these two :)
Now, the first card below… I LOVE how it turned out. I embossed the modern cityscape on the banner, creating a little night scene. I added some fireworks too, that I embellished with rhinestones. To this I added the chic Victorian lady, looking like she’s ready for a good, old-fashioned party uptown… hee hee!
(I cut her out of a Whatnot)

Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” papers: Stripe, Raindrops, Damask
Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” Whatnot
Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” Glitzers
Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” Epoxy Words

Other: cardstock: white; cityscape/sentiment stamp: The Craft’s Meow; ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versa Magic (Turquoise Gem), VersaMark; white embossing powder; File Tab die: My Favorite Things Die-Namics; rhinestones: Kaisercraft/Scrapbooking Bitz; sewing machine; button; baker’s twine

For the next card, I pulled out the trusty Hoopla collection. It’s made with birthday celebrations in mind, and I thought it would be wonderful for a New Year too. I made the cityscape peek out of the corner here as well, but the main role belongs to the fabulous, layered label sticker, paired with the sentiment.

Glitz Design “Hoopla” papers: Cake, Polka, Frames
Glitz Design “Hoopla” Journaling Cardstock Stickers

Other: cardstock: grey, white; cityscape/sentiment stamp: The Craft’s Meow; ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); string; sewing machine

I hope your New Year’s celebrations will be fantabulous :) See you in 2013, with more Glitzy goodness!
Iwona (Chupa)

New Year’s Layout & Journal with Jolaine Frias

Hello there, Jolaine here, and I’m so happy to be hosting the blog today. 2012 is fast approaching, phew! Where did this year go? It seems like only yesterday when we were welcoming 2011 so I couldn’t resist pulling out some photos from our last New Year’s Eve. I used a mix of from the three latest collections to create this fun page.

Here’s a couple of close-ups,

Next, I created a journal as a gift for a friend who likes all things shabby and girlie. To create my journal I cut two pieces of chipboard, regular copy paper and a few sheets of pattern paper to 8.25″x5.25″ and bound everything together with my Cinch.

I used the Beautiful Dreamer collection and added a Tim Holtz book plate and rosette trim with lots of images cut out of the paper collection.

I kept the inside very simple as I want the recipient to be able to journal and maybe adhere ephemera or photos throughout the book.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish you all a happy and healthy new year filled with many blessings for you and your family.

Hugs,
Jolaine

Celebrate Layout
Glitz Design – Dance in Sunshine Collection – Transparency Pieces – Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design – Dance in Sunshine Collection – Cardstock Pieces – Whatnots
Glitz Design – Dance in Sunshine Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Birds
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Houndstooth
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Toile
Glitz Design – Vintage Blue Collection – Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Design – Vintage Blue Collection – Transparency Pieces – Peek-A-Boo

2012 Journal
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – Cardstock Stickers – Journaling
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – Transparency Pieces – Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – Trim
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – Cardstock Stickers – Titles
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – Cardstock Pieces – Whatnots
Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Stripe

"Learn to Fly" book with Michelle Philippi

I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t put a lot of time in to my crafts.
That doesn’t mean though that I don’t put a lot of thought or heart in to them. I wanted to give my daughter a little book for Christmas. Some sort of female affirmation book. I want her to grow up to be strong and confident and know how much love we all have for her. So I got some coasters and started adhering great sentiments and pieces from Glitz’s Dance in Sunshine collection.
020 copy
When I was done I had this little Learn to Fly book. I thought this was perfect to start with as that really is my goal: nurture her and give her wings so that she can fly with grace and beauty…all on her own.
028 copy
I’m not a scrapbooker so I don’t really know if there are rules or an art to journaling, so I just wrote what I wanted where I wanted. She’s only 7 so I kinda had to keep it simple.
031
041 copy
044 copy
046 copy
048 copy
035 11copy
037 copy
039 copy
033 copy
I think I love the back of the book just as much as I do the rest of it.
049 copy
And here it is all packaged up for Christmas!
062 copy
Learn to Fly book.
Glitz Design “Dance in Sunshine” Whatnots, Glitzers, Titles & Journaling cardstock stickers and epoxy stickers; Beautiful Dreamer epoxy stickers

Snowy Layout & a Mini with Audrey Yeager

Welcome Winter! Audrey here to share a winter themed layout that I did using some Beautiful Dreamer and Dance In the Sunshine papers. 
I have always loved light pinks and aquas on snow themed pages, and the colors that my daughter is wearing just fit perfectly!  In October, we traveled to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and there happened to be snow on some of the mountain tops one chilly, early morning.  It was absolutely beautiful to see.  My daughter hasn’t seen much snow before, so it was quite a surprise to her when she picked it up and felt how cold it was!
On my background, I stamped a whole bunch of snowflakes and then heat embossed them with some clear embossing powder.  I then misted the page a bit with some white spray mist.
To make the large snowflakes, I used some of the elastic ribbon with the pom-pom ends and just drew a snowflake shape with some glue onto cream colored cardstock.  I added bits of the ribbon and then hand cut out the design.  And a little Stickles makes everything sparkle!
When my daughter was born in 2009, I made a mini album documenting her first day, so I had to do the same with my little guy that was born this past July.  I used two different chipboard albums and combined the pages which were different shapes.  On some of the pages I backed them with papers that better matched my color scheme.

On the cover I machine stitched around a transparency and then tightened some aqua tulle around the front tied with an aqua pom-pom trim.

I chose a few of my favorite photos from the day and a whole punch of my favorite phrase stickers and whatnots from the Glitz collections. 
I also layered in some of the Peek A Boos transparncies in between the pages.
I added some journaling strips on each page, but told the entire story in the journaling box at the end of the album.
I am so glad that I got to document this wonderful day for us all to remember!

Supplies-Snow Surprised:
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer, Houndstooth” paper
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer, Toile” paper”
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine, Birds” paper
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue Trims”
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue Peek A Boos”
Glitz Designs “Teeny Alphas White Type Stickers”
Other:Punches-Martha Stewart, Fiskars, The Paper Studio; Alphas-American Crafts; Stamps-Close To My Heart; Embossing Powder-American Crafts; Spray Mist-Studio Calico.

Supplies-Kyler’s First Day:
Glitz Designs “Dance in the Sunshine” Chipboard Album
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine-Damask” paper
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine-Floral” paper
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine-Polka” paper
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine” Title Stickers
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine” Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine” Glitzers
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine” Trims
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine” Peek A Boos
Glitz Designs “Dance In the Sunshine” Whatnots
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” Whatnots
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue” Chipboard Album
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue” Peek A Boos
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue” Glitzers
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue” Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue” Titles Stickers
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha Pearl Stickers
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue” Journaling Stickers
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue- Stripe” paper
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue-Rose” paper
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue-Motif” paper
Glitz Designs “Vintage Blue-Floral” paper
Other: Punches, EK Success, The Paper Studio, Martha Stewart; Paint-Ranger; letter stickers-Sassafrass Lass.

Merry Christmas cards with Laurie Schmidlin

Good morning!  It’s my turn again to share some Holiday projects featuring Glitz’s beautiful papers and embellishments!

GD Merry Christmas Package

For both of my projects today, I used papers and embellishments from the Dance in Sunshine collection!  I thought the soft purple and teals in this collection would look so pretty all dressed up for the Holidays!  :-)
For my first project, I created a soft and festive bag…perfect for tucking a small gift or card set inside!  Along with the papers (all from the Dance in Sunshine collection), I used a heart garland Whatnot to further embellish my bag.

GD Jingle Bells

For my next project, I created a matching card using many of the same papers and embellishments!  The focal image on this card is the Peek-a-Boo frame with the stamped sentiment.  I just love how all of the elements in this collection works so well together!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!  Hugs, Laurie

Merry Christmas Bag
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Papers: Stripe, Floral, Polka, Damask
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Paper – Polka
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Whatnot
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Trim
Other: Bright Spirits stamp set (Verve Stamps), Ribbon, Flower, Rhinestones, Buttons, Sewing machine, Glitter

Jingle Bells Card
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Papers: Stripe, Floral, Polka, Damask
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Paper – Damask
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Peek-A-Boo
Other:  Bright Spirits stamp set (Verve Stamps), Ribbon, Buttons, Rhinestone, Glitter, Jingle bells, String

Documenting 2011 with Rommel Okuma

Hey folks! Rommel here today to share some inspiration using Glitz Designs patterned paper and embellishments for this Holiday.  I created 2 projects, an altered canvas for Christmas (that you can use as home decor) and a chipboard mini album telling my stories in 2011.

Let’s go!  In this altered project I used Vintage Blue collection papers.

I almost created a monochromatic project. But I’ve missed some colors details. LOL :)  So, I did make this flowers!

The tag was made using several kinds of spray ink and white emboss powder. See other details of this project below:

You can made an altered canvas like this to decorate your house for the holidays, using a beautiful photo of your family or of your children.

The other project I made for inspiring you all is a mini album, using the chipboard album from Dance in Sunshine Collection. The colors of this collection inspired me to tell my life in 2011; My conquers, some funny facts, and all the good things I lived in this amazing year!

The cover decorating using Glitz Teeny Alphas – White Type.

A great conquer in this year: an invite to be part of Glitz Design – 2011 Design Team. The Clear Stamps of this collection are really beautiful with some gorgeous designs! The quote I choosed to open my memorys from 2011 is: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s learning to dance in the rain!”

My cat Wasabi, I adopted in January, and the ladies of a workshop I taught at Rio de Janeiro. I used a several itens of Dance in Sunshine – Whatnot.

Bellow you can see the details of Chipboard Sticker and Whatnot.

A new apartament and a iten of Whatnot pack with a quote from H. D. Thoreau:

A special page to our Scrapbooking Fair (we have a big one in São Paulo!), and my new job as Marketing Assistant in a Wholesale Craft Company!

A detail with Chipboard Title Sticker:

Another photo, now with a team I taught in several workshops in that Fair!

I loved this die cut, from Whatnot pack too! And the mint grunge Tenny Alpha, so lovely:

Whatnot pack is filled of gorgeous die cuts. Some example is this heart I used in this page:

 The last and not least page, to welcome a new year!

Projects supplies

  • Altered:
    Glitz Design Vintage Blue Collection:
    Papers: Floral, Motif
    Other company supplies:
    American Crafts: emboss powder
    Ranger: Distress Ink, Gesso
    Advantus: Tim Holds Brads, Mask, Grungerboard, Washi Tape
  • Mini album
    Glitz Design:
    - Dance in Sunshine Collection:
      Papers: Birds, Polka, Raindrops
    - Dance in Sunshine Chipboard Stickers
    - Dance in Sunshine Clear Stamps
    - Dance in Sunshine Whatnot
    - Dance in Sunshine Chipboard Album
    - Dance in Sunshine Title Stickers
    - Dance in Sunshine Teeny Alphabets: Type and Mint Grunge

So it is! Hope  you have enjoyed the inspirations I brought today!

Girls, I desire for you, everybody all around the World, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May in 2012 we can create more: with more passion for the art we have inside us, with more love to share with our family and friends!!!! The New Year can be another great year!!!

XOXO
Rommel.

Dance in Sunshine Christmas cards with Kristii Lockart

Good Morning dear friends!!!  I have some more Christmas projects for you using Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Goodies!  When I first saw the Dance in Sunshine line, the first thing that came to my mind was my kids!  The rainy theme of the papers reminded me of Seattle which is where my kids are located.  I put that thought out of my head, though, and I decided to take on the challenge to make Christmas goodies with these beautiful papers and embellishments.

In my first project for today I used the Dance in Sunshine Damask paper along with Dance in Sunshine Peek a Boos for a very Victorian themed card:

I fussy cut the vintage lady and yellow roses and added the remaining part of the Peek a Boo to the background.  I die cut the Christmas trees and stamped them with Papertrey Ink’s Holiday Lights stamps and then embossed with Fine Gold Embossing Powder.  After I embossed the trees, I inked them with Tim Holtz new Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and added pearls to light the trees.
From this viewpoint, you can see just how pretty the Victorian lady is!!  I just love Glitz Design Peek a Boos!  They totally add a whole new dimension to each and every project you make!  
Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Dance in Sunshine” Paper: Damask
Glitz Design “Dance in Sunshine” Peek a Boos
Papertrey Ink: Rustic Cream Cardstock and Holiday Photo Finisher Dies and Stamps
Hand-Dyed Seam Binding: MemrieMare
Recollections Pearls
Doily from my stash
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Tea Dye and Evergreen Bough
Prima Floral and Lace
Memento Ink:  Tuxedo Black
I used the same goodies to make a little gift card holder:
I die cut the envelope out of Dance in Sunshine Damask Paper.  The inside of the gift card holder is a beautiful yellow and contrasts perfectly with the bright blue Walmart gift card.
I wrapped the envelope with some vintage hymnal paper.
I framed a Dance in Sunshine Whatnot with a Prima frame and added ribbon and roses to embellish.

I embossed a tag with Silver Fine Embossing powder and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
Although gift card holders are easy to make, a little extra embellishing can make them very special indeed!!

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Dance in Sunshine” Paper: Damask
Glitz Design  “Dance in Sunshine” Whatnots
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock, Ribbon, Gift Card Holder Die, Holiday Lights Stamps and Holiday Photo Finishers Dies and Stamps
Prima Shabby Metal Baroque Frame
Recollections Roses
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tea Dye
Vintage Hymnal Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wishing you a very Glitzy Day,
Kristii

Season of Blessings with Noel Culbertson

The Christmas season brings with it a thousand traditions big and small. From sentimental decorations to secret family recipes to sacred customs. It seems that significance is infused into everything around us. I love to take moments out during the holidays to reflect on all of the things I am thankful for around me and in my life. For our family, it’s a deployment year. Which means that we’ll be minus one during the season and beyond. It is a stark but valuable reminder to our family to be thankful for all of the time we do get to spend together knowing how precious each moment really is. I saw a sign recently that read, “What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for today?” It struck me as an especially good reminder for me this holiday season.

If only in my dreams

Taking a note from finding significance in all that surrounds us during the holiday season try changing up the color schemes on your Christmas layouts to another color that helps tell the story of your Christmas photos. The sweetness of these photos of daddy and daughter taken just before he left for deployment are wrapped in the charm of the soft textures and colors of the paper and embellishments.

If only in my dreams {detail}
If only in my dreams {detail}
If only in my dreams {detail}
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Papers: Floral, Polka, Stripe
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Epoxy Word Stickers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Peek-a-Boos
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Trims
Celebrate
Celebrate {detail}
Celebrate {detail}
When I was working on this layout I grabbed my die cut machine to punch these frames. The set of cutting pads I grabbed were full of nicks and grooves from their many trips through my Big Shot. I sent the first batch through and they came out embossed with the nick and groove pattern from the cutting pad. It was a happy accident that added a little extra texture to my layout.
Celebrate {detail}
Celebrate {detail} 
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Papers: Motif, Polka, Toile
Glitz Design “Dance in the Sunshine” Paper: Damask
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Titles cardstock stickers
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Peek-a-Boos
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Epoxy Word Stickers
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Trims
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Pearl

"God Jul" with Camilla Eckman

It’s soon Christmas, my favourite season of all. I just love the smells, the warmth and the candles. It is a time for getting together with family and friends and just enjoy life. For Glitz this month I wanted to celebrate Christmas, but not in the traditional colours, but in pink. LOL

This is my very own Santa princess. Isn’t she cute?!

“Beautiful Santa” by Camilla Ekman

Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” paper: Polka
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha white type
Other: flowers (Prima), ribbon
And then I made my first two Christmas cards. I will give them to my children’s teachers along with a small gift.

“God Jul” by Camilla Ekman
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” papers: Damask, Stripe
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha white type
Other: Die (QK), flower and leaves (Prima)

“God Jul” by Camilla Ekman
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” papers: Damask, Stripe
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha white type
Other: Die (QK), thread, snowflake, button, pin (Maya Road)
Thanks for letting me share my projects!
Merry Christmas to all of you!

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