Hugs & Kisses Cards with Kristii Lockart

Happy last day of January my friends!!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’m totally inspired by all things red, pink, hearts and flowers!!  This month’s Glitz Design Challenge fits right in with my Valentine inspiration and I am hoping that you’ll join in on the fun!!!  The focus is on color:
I do have to say that this is one of my all time favorite color combinations and I thoroughly enjoyed playing along!!!  I really wanted to challenge myself to make a card using red as the main color, which would be a bit tricky since I don’t currently have any red Glitz Design papers.  I was able to pull the red highlights out of aBeautiful Dreamer Whatnot using red cardstock and wrinkled ribbon.  I am thrilled with how it turned out!

I used a heart doily to add texture and create a shabby chic feel to the card.  The sentiment was made using Beautiful Dream Epoxy Stickers.

In this photo you can see that I layered a Peek a boo over the patterned paper to give the card depth and interest.
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Patterned Paper: Polka
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Peek a Boos
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Epoxy Words
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream and Pure Poppy Cardstock; My Craft Spot Wrinkled Ribbon; Button and doily from my stash
My second card is sweet and romantic….so very Beautiful Dreamer inspired:

I used Beautiful Dreamer Papers and a Whatnot to make the layered base.  I added a heart shaped doily and a Rose Whatnot to create the beautiful focal point and I added some ribbon, hat pins, and Filigree Border to embellish.

Supplies used:
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Papers: Polka and Stripe
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select White Cardstock, Friendship Jar Spring Filler Stamps, Double-Edged Banner Die and Filigree Border Die, My Craft Spot Wrinkled ribbon and Red Bakers Twine;  Floral Ribbon and Doily from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll join in the Glitz Design Challenge fun!!!
Wishing you a very Glitzy Day,

Final Layouts with Emeline Seet

Very soon, we will be celebrating the season of love in the month of February! This will be my last post as a design team member for Glitz Designs.

In today’s post, I will share 2 layouts using Glitz Design’s Beautiful Dreamer collection. Incidentally, these two collections are my all time favourite!

My first layout titled “10 years”. A significant milestone and a special year for me and my better half. This page was inspired by February’s color focus.

Beautiful Dreamer 12 x 12 Floral Paper
Beautiful Dreamer 12 x 12 Polka Paper
Beautiful Dreamer 12 x 12 Houndstooth Paper
Beautiful Dreamer Peek A Boo

The other layout titled “I wonder” showcases Glitz Design’s Dance In Sunshine paper collection. The combination of purple, teal and yellow is perfect!

Dance in Sunshine 12 x 12 Polka Paper
Dance in Sunshine 12 x 12 Raindrops Paper
Dance in Sunshine Title Stickers
Dance in Sunshine Journaling Stickers

Finally, please allow me to thank the owners of Glitz Design for the opportunity to create with your awesome products. I am so honored to have been part of the team!

Thank you to our DT coordinator, Lea and DT team mates. All of you are an inspiration to me :). Not forgetting YOU, Glitz Design blog readers. You are the reason for what we are doing.



Note from Lea: We will miss you, Emeline!  Thank you for all your hard work and beautiful projects!!

Happy Travels CHA Projects

**Please note…the February Blog Challenge will be posted tomorrow afternoon, rather than today.  Thanks!!**

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome to our last day of CHA project reveals!  Today we are featuring projects using the Happy Travels line!  This collection is so fun….I just love it!

Let’s start off today with some cards from me, Lea!

Up next, Laurie created this gorgeous Hot Air Balloon topiary!

And check out these amazing layouts by Mou!

And more fabulous layouts from Nicole!

Kristii also made a set of matching Topiaries with this collection….they are awesome!!

And last but definitely not least, here are some wonderful layouts from Jolaine!!

Aren’t all of these projects just wonderful!  I hope that the past three days of project reveals with our new collections has you inspired and ready to start creating with your new Glitz Design product!!

Have a wonderful rest of your day, and we will be back later with the February 2012 Glitz Design Blog Challenge!!

CHA Full Reveal Collection Winners!!

Good evening, everyone!  This is the last post for the day, and it is to reveal the people who won each of the newest Glitz Design collections!  Without further ado, here are the winners!!

Congratulations to each of you!!  Please email me your shipping addresses to, and I will get your information to the necessary department!!

Thanks to ALL of you who left comments, letting us know how much you LOVE these new collections!  We can’t wait to see what you all create with all three of them! 

Have a great night!

Pretty Ink Pink CHA Projects

Hello again!!  If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to see who the January 2012 Blog Challenge winners are in the post below!!

So, are you attending CHA?  Well, be sure to head over to the Glitz Design booth, #2683, and check out all these lovely projects in person!!  While your there, say hi to Laura, Erin & Ginger!!

It seems you loved all the projects that were created for the Glitz Design booth at CHA with the French Kiss collection, and now it is time to share the projects using Pretty In Pink!!

First up are some amazing layouts by Jolaine Frias!!

Up next, Laurie created this amazing Tag & Card book!!

Up next we have some fabulous layouts from Nicole!

And here are some cards from me….Lea!

Kristii Lockart created this gorgeous mini album!!

Here are some more layouts from the wonderful Mou!!
And Laurie created another beautiful creation…this lovely frame! 
These designers worked so hard to get their creations ready for CHA, so please let them know what you think of them!!  
Be sure to come on back this evening when we post the winners of each of the new collections!  Tomorrow we will finish up by sharing the CHA projects using Happy Travels, and we will also be revealing the February 2012 Blog Challenge!!  Be sure to check back!

Glitz Design January 2012 Blog Challenge Winner & Top 5

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I hope that this weekend day is finding you well!  Well, today is the big day!  We are going to reveal the winner of our January Blog Challenge, and the Top 5!! 

So, without further ado….please congratulate our first 2012 Blog Challenge Winner!!!!!

Marilyn’s layout is SO pretty!!  We love the fun banner that she created, and the Maypole accent is just super cute and sweet!!  Congratulations Marilyn!  Please send your shipping address to, and I will get your information to our warehouse for shipment of your prize!!

Marilyn’s layout is also one of our Top 5, and here are the rest of the projects that caught round it out!!

How beautiful is the cluster of flowers on Rachael’s layout, and I love how she’s cut the birds from a Glitz Design Whatnot!  Awesome creation, Rachael!!

Shona’s layout caught our eye with all the amazing layers!!  She did a wonderful job fussy cutting those yellow flowers from some Vintage Blue paper, and the doily is such a great addition!!  Amazing job, Shona!

Doris’s Beatiful Dreamer layout is just that….beautiful!!  I love how she used the gorgeous Whatnots, and matted the Polka paper on that gorgeous doily!!  So so pretty, Doris!!

Julianne has so much amazing texture on her layout, and that really stood out to me! I love the trims at the bottom, and the accordion flower is a perfect touch!  The fussy cut flowers are a great addition too!  Lovely job, Julianne!

Well, there you have it!  Our first Top 5 of 2012.  I wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated in our first blog challenge….all of your creations were amazing!!  We hope that you will join us again in our February Blog Challenge, which will go live tomorrow!!  Be sure to check back and see what it is!!

French Kiss CHA Projects

Hey there, everyone!  We were able to send a few of our design team members some of the new products in order to create some projects for the booth at CHA.  While some of you will be able to attend and see them in person, we want to share them here for all to see!!  Today we are going to showcase projects using the new French Kiss collection!!
First up we have these amazing Nesting Boxes done by the talented Laurie Schmidlin.

Up next are gorgeous layouts by Jolaine Frias!

And how about some more awesome layouts from Nicole Martel!

And here are some cards from yours truly, Lea Lawson.

Kristii Lockart made this AMAZING banner, mixed with some Pretty In Pink too!

And to round the post out, how about some more fabulous layouts from Mou Saha?!  It is sure to be a treat!

 So, what do you think about all these amazing projects?!!  I just love what these designers did with the new product!  I know that I can’t wait until everyone on the team gets their box of new product!!

We have a lot going on at the blog tomorrow, so be sure to head on back!  We will be announcing the winners of the January Glitz Design blog challenge, we will be announcing the winners from the full collection reveals, and we will be sharing the CHA projects for Pretty in Pink!  So be sure to check back frequently!!

Layers Upon Layers with Karola Witczak

Hello everyone! Karola here with my new Glitz projects for you! I don’t know about you, but I really can’t wait to show you some LO’s with the new collections! In the meantime I have 2 layouts with a previous gorgeous lines.
As you well know – this month we working with focus, it’s a gorgeous, very inspiring picture:


I turned this picture in my head into a sketch, so my first page is not wintery, doesn’t have any cold and frozen elements, but it’s based on stunning arrangement from the photo. On this page is my daughter Rose, it was beautiful autumn day, she had so much fun playing with yellow, autumn leaves and I had huge pleasure to taking such beautiful photos of her. I built the composition using the Dance In The Sunshine collection  and my Cricut machine to cut out some elements, like a purple frame or leaves. 
I love layers, so this time I used a few different Glitz products to create lots of layers. The background is patterned paper, but one of the layers is Paper Layers sheet (this one with these cute birds). I used also stunning yellow roses from Whatnots set – totally love how useful the are! You can find here also a few quotes from Epoxy Stickers and Titles Stickers sets. 

My second project for today is very soft page with tons of stamping. I love Glitz Design stamps! Used here Vintage Blue and Beautiful Dreamer stamps – gorgeous rose is very versatile. As you can see I created ornaments on the top and botom corners on my page used this stamp and brown ink pad. In the center of the layout I added some stamping in turquoise and pink colors to match the patterned papers from Beautiful Dreamer line. 
I love using stamping to create additional decorations on my pages, so I stamped doily motif on patterned paper and then cut out them and put on my page with 3d foam tape to add more dimension. I used also this gorgeous pink rose from Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots and a few Epoxy Stickers

Glitz Design products used:
“You” layout:
  • Glitz Design – Dance In The Sunshine papers: Damask, Floral, Polka, Raindrops, Birds
  • Glitz Design – Dance In The Sunshine Title Stickers
  • Glitz Design – Dance In The Sunshine Epoxy Stickers
  • Glitz Design – Dance In The Sunshine Whatnots
  • Glitz Design – Dance In The Sunshine Paper Layers

“Sweet as Candy” layout:
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer papers: Toile, Floral, 
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Stamps
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Title Stickers
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Epoxy Stickers
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Peek-A-Boos
  • Glitz Design – Vintage Blue Stamps
Thank you so much for visit us today! Have  wonderful week!
~~ Karola ~~

Pretty Pink Cards with Iwona Palamountain

Hi friends!  I designed the two cards below, with my favourite collection as of yet, Beautiful Dreamer. Mint & pastel pink… mmmm, heaven! Dreamy enough for me to indulge in it shamelessly :)

I used the pretty paper to die cut the leaves as well, love the extra interest that it adds. The label is a sticker that I popped up on the dimensionals, and all I added to it is an epoxy word. With such an ornate design of the elements, the card basically made itself.

Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” papers: Damask, Houndstooth, Toile
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Journaling Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Epoxy Words

Other: cardstock: grey; striped ribbon; flower; Leafy Branch die (Taylored Expressions); ink: Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap); edge distresser (Heidi Swapp)

Here I cut out the butterfly from a Whatnot, to make a focal point. Love this card :)

Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” papers: Houndstooth, Polka, Floral
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Journaling Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Whatnot
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Clear Stamps

Other: cardstock: grey; ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); ribbon: Kaisercraft; flower; sewing machine; edge distresser (Heidi Swapp), rhinestone flourish: Zva Creative

See you next time!
Iwona (Chupa)

Glitz Design January 2012 Blog Challenge

Hi there, everyone!!  Last year we started a blog challenge that got a good reception from our Glitz Design customers and fans.  We took a few months off to revamp the blog challenge program, and decided that 2012 would be the perfect jumping off point to start it again!!

This year, the design team will be creating one set of their projects all based on the same theme.  This theme is also going to be the blog challenge for our customers and blog readers!!  You will get tons of inspiration for the challenge from our amazing designers, and will have a chance to share your interpretation of the challenge for all of us to see!!

In the coming months, I will actually post the challenge on the Sunday before all the designers start sharing their projects based on the inspiration, but for the first month I wanted you to see a designer’s post first.  So, be sure to check out Emeline’s post below, and her interpretation of the challenge!

Without further ado, here is the January 2012 Glitz Design Blog Challenge!!

The Prize:

Glitz Design is coming out with 6×6 paper pads!!  You will get two of the new paper pads in the Vintage Blue collection, and the BRAND NEW collection called French Kiss.  In addition, you will get a lovely matching chipboard album, jewels, and cardstock stickers!  Please note- the embellishment images shown are all from the Vintage Blue collection.  It is possible that some of them might be replaced with the like item, just from the French Kiss collection!! 

The Rules: 

  • Please add a link to your new, never seen or posted before project, to the link list below.  Please make sure the link is a DIRECT LINK to the project, not just a general link to your blog.  All links that aren’t direct links or aren’t new links, will be deleted and ineligible for the challenge.
  • All projects must use Glitz Design product on them.  You do not have to exclusively use Glitz Design product, but it must be present in order to qualify. 
  • The challenge ends on January 26, 2012 at 11:59pm.  The top five, which includes the prize winner, will be highlighted on the blog on the Saturday following the contest end.  
  • By linking your project, you are giving Glitz Design the permission to showcase the project image on our blog if picked to be in the Top 5. 
  • And please….HAVE LOTS OF FUN!! We can’t wait to see your creations!

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