Glitz Design February 2012 Blog Challenge

Hi there, everyone!  After a weekend chalk FULL of projects featuring our new collections at CHA, we decided to give the blog a little break and announce the February Blog Challenge this afternoon.  For February, we are doing a fabulous color challenge that is perfect for the theme of love and valentine’s day!!  Check it out!

In the post below this one, Emeline has shown how she used this gorgeous color combo!  Be sure to check back all through the month, because our designers are going to give you LOTS of inspiration when it comes to using these colors!

You will notice that these colors are perfect for our Beautiful Dreamer collection, but it also fits Love Nest and some older Glitz Design collections as well!  Remember…you can use any products from the Glitz Design collection….old or new!!

The Prize:

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 February 29, 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!

Happy Girl Layouts with Karola Witczak

Hello Everyone! Karola here with a small dose of Glitz inspiration for you! For today I have two layouts – as usually, but one of them is my version of the February Blog Challenge. I hope you submit your projects for our challenge! If not yet – don’t wait, make something stunning and join us!
Here is our February Focus:
And here is my page based on this beautiful palette:
I used Beautiful Dreamer collection - ideal for the color palette. You will find in this collection all of the above colors and even a bit more! This time I decided to create a page on floral pattern background, and as the main decoration I used Peek-a-Boo transparencies to make 2 frames. In one is my daughter’s photo and the secon is the place for title. I decided to make a light, airy, soft page without a huge amount of embellies to not hide gorgeous floral background. I cut out a part of sentence from one of Whatnots cards and placed it on a few strips under the photo. You can find also Glitzers and a few additional Prima flowers to make some domension on my page. Here are a few close-ups:
The second page is in totally different colors palette. I choosed yellow and purple to make another light and dreamy page about my daughter. Here also used redy-to-go title – this time it’s from Dance In Sunshine Whatnots. As you can see – I used two pages from Dance In Sunshine album to make a contrast background under the photo and embellies. This photo remind me when she was 3 years old and was so curious about everything! I think this title is perfect for my photo! 
I decided to use stunning yellow tulle from Trims pack, very easy to use and what a great detail!
Glitz Design Products used:
“Live What You Love” layout
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer papers: Toile, Floral, 
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Title Stickers
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Peek-A-Boos
  • Glitz Design – Beautiful Dreamer Glitzers
  • Other: Prima flowers, Spellbinders Shapeabillities dies, Cuttlebug, Ranger liquid pearls

“Learn to Fly” layout
  • Glitz Design – Dance In  Sunshine papers: Damask, Floral, Polka, Raindrops, Birds
  • Glitz Design – Dance In  Sunshine Title Stickers
  • Glitz Design – Dance In  Sunshine Whatnots
  • Glitz Design – Dance In  Sunshine album
  • Glitz Design – Dance In  Sunshine Trim set
  • Other: Prima flowers, Marianne Design and Nellie’s Choice dies, Cuttlebug, Ranger liquid pearls
I hope you enjoy my today’s post! Thank you for visit Glitz Design blog today! Please visit us everyday for amazing inspirations!
Have a wonderful day!
~~ Karola ~~

Encouraging Cards with Iwona Palamountain

Hi friends, it’s time for my new post at the Glitz blog!
I designed two cards, with the Dance In Sunshine and Vintage Blue Collections.

First up, Vintage Blue. I took the beautiful transparent Peek-A-Boo, and framed my card with it, backing it up first with a neutral patterned paper. More acrylic was used, in a form of the beautiful birdcage, that I “dressed up” with hand-cut and inked leaves. I also took the sticker, trimmed it to form a fun banner, and “hung” from the pom-pom trim.

Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” papers: Polka, Motif
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Titles Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Trim
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Giant Rhinestones

Other: cardstock: PTI (Lemon Tart), SU! (Old Olive); button twine; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine; ink: Versa Color (White); pinking scissors

I framed the next card as well, this time with a Paper Layer. I added the vintage Whatnot label, flower and wording.

Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” paper: Floral
Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” Whatnot
Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” Paper Layers
Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” Glitzers
Glitz Design “Dance In Sunshine” Giant Rhinestones

Other: cardstock: Canson (grey); sewing machine

See you next time!
Iwona (Chupa)

Beautifully Feminine Layouts with Jolaine Frias

Hello again! As you know, this month, the DT is sharing projects inspired by the Blog Challenge color palette. I just love the combination of blue with pink and red, so inexpected but works wonderfully together!
For my first project, I created a playful page using the color palette and then cut-up sentiment from the Whatnot pack as my starting off point.

I cut out my second picture to add a touch of whimsy.

My second page is a softer version of the color palette in this ultra femenine LO.

I used lots of lace and cheese cloth to add softness to my page.

Thanks so much for visiting the Glitz blog today. I hope you feel inspired to enter our blog challenge, as usual the prize pack is just amazing!
Supply List
You Are My Sunshine – LO
Beautiful Dreamer 12×12 Stripe Paper
Beautiful Dreamer 12×12 Toile Paper
Beautiful Dreamer Whatnot
Beautiful Dreamer Peek-A-Boos
Girlie – LO
Beautiful Dreamer 12×12 Polka Paper

Beautiful Dreamer 12×12 Damask Paper
Beautiful Dreamer 12×12 Floral Paper
Beautiful Dreamer Whatnot
Beautiful Dreamer Peek-A-Boos

Adding Color with Photos with Audrey Yeager

Hello everyone! I took at different approach to my pages this month based on the current challenge. The challenge was to use this color combo in your design:

So I went through all the lovely collections, and choose some papers that had these colors. Since there aren’t too many in the recent releases that have red in them, I used some photos that have a lot of red and I also stamped with some red ink.

Some of the Glitz epoxy stickers and the Peek-a-Boos had some red, so I used those as some accents.

So I decided to continue on with the color combo idea and find some other intersting combos with papers from Vintage Blue, Beautiful Dreamer, and Dance in the Sunshine.  I laid out some different papers with each other until I found a combo I liked.  I really love the midnight blue with yellow and I thought that teal added a great accent color.

This is a rather simple page for me, but I really wanted to focus on the moment in the photos.
I cut out the star shapes with my Cricut, and one just happened to land right over the letter “G” which was a perfect fit for my page!

Thanks for stopping by today!


I’ll Race you Down
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Floral Paper
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Stripe Paper
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Paper Layers
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Title Stickers
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Pee-A-Boos
Glitz Designs Dance in the Sunshine Glitzers
Other: Ink-Maya Road, Embossing Plate-Lifestyle Crafts, Stamp-Stampabilities, Glitter-Ranger

G’Ma Lovin’
Glitz Designs Vintage Blue Motif paper
Glitz Designs Vintage Blue Polka paper
Glitz Designs Vintage Blue Stripe paper
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Polka paper
Glitz Designs Dance in the Sunshine Raindrops paper
Glitz Designs Vintage Blue Epoxy Stickers
Other: Die Cutting Machine-Cricut, chipboard alphas-Cosmo Cricket

For the Girls with Tracie Hudson

With far too many boys in my life, every now and then I feel the need to scrap a girlie page or two and that’s when my friends come in handy as most of them have girls!
Beautiful Dreamer

For my take on this month’s Glitz Designs Challenge, I spritzed a sheet of cream cardstock using a coloured mist. As a reminder, here is the challenge graphic:

 I cut one of the Beautiful Dreamer PeekaBoo’s in half and used it to create a frame around the focal point of the page. Epoxy Words and Cardstock Stickers were clustered together with Teeny Alphas to create the page title, with a strip of Glitz Frosting giving that finishing touch.

Supplies – Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Patterned Paper Stripe & Polka; Beautiful Dreamer PeekaBoo, Epoxy Words, Cardstock Stickers; Teeny Alpha.

Sweet Life
To create this page of my friend Anna’s daughter, I hand cut the floral design from a sheet of Vintage Blue patterned paper before attaching it to the page with 3d foam pads.
I used one of the Peek a Boo transparencies to create the frame around the photograph and layered journal and page title stickers together to create a platform for the title to sit up on. The page was finished off by adding a length of twisted Tulle from Glitz Designs.
Supplies – Glitz Designs Vintage Blue Patterned Paper Rose & Floral; Vintage Blue Cardstock Titles, Trim, PeekaBoo and Epoxy Words; Dance in Sunshine Journaling Stickers; Teeny Alphas.

Thanks for calling by.
Have fun.

Love & Miss You Cards with Laurie Schmidlin

A great big happy Thursday to you!  It’s my turn to share what I came up with this month’s Blog Challenge, which happens to be a scrumptious color challenge! 


Aren’t these colors gorgeous?  Here’s what I came up with…

GD Love You to the Moon

 For my first card, I used one of the Happy Travels Cardstock Journaling Stickers as my card base (I just trimmed the ivory cardstock around it).  I really liked the shape and thought it would make a fun shaped card!

GD Miss You

For my second card, I chose three different patterned papers from the new Pretty in Pink 6″ Paper Pack.  I embellished it with a stamped image, some Teeny Alpha Stickers, & a Glitzer.
Thanks so much for joining me here today!  Have a wonderful day!  ~Laurie

Love You to the Moon Card
Glitz Design Love Nest Damask Paper
Glitz Design Happy Travels Journaling Stickers
Glitz Design French Kiss Epoxy Words
Glitz Design Happy Travels Giant Rhinestones
Other: Heart Punch, Sewing machine, Ribbon, Sizzix 3-D Flower die, Rhinestones, Micro Beads, Ivory cardstock

Miss You Card
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink 6″ Paper Pack
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Stickers – Brown
Glitz Design Happy Travels Glitzers
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink Clear Stamps
Other: Ribbon, Sewing machine, Rhinestone pendant, Copic markers, Nestabilities dies

Sweet Valentine’s with Kristii Lockart

Happy Valentine’s Day dear friends!!! I have some fun little Valentine’s Day cards for you today made with Glitz Design’s new line, Happy Travels!!!
The first card features a sweet little Happy Travels Glitzer airplane with a trail of hearts behind it.  I can’t wait to give this card to my sweetie!! The sentiment “Let’s get away together”, says it all!!!
I stamped the card base with the Happy Travels map stamp and layered the sticker right over the top.  I used another Glitzer Sticker for the sentiment with the help of some AC Honey Thickers.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designs Happy Travels 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Stamps
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Glitzers
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Giant Rhinestones

Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock and Heart Border Die; My Craft Spot Baker’s Twine; Crinkle Ribbon by MemrieMare; American Crafts Honey Thickers; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink

The next card is a bit more romantic with a Heart Doily and a Happy Travels Layered Sticker.

I used the layered sticker as the focal point and layered it over patterned paper, the doily and lace.  I used the leftovers from the heart border die cut from the previous card as the decorative edge on this card.  I just love utilizing leftovers!!!  I layered the Glitzer sentiment onto rustic cream cardstock and adhered it to the sticker.

Supplies used:
Glitz Designs Happy Travels 6×6 Paper Pad

Glitz Designs Happy Travels Glitzers
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Layered Stickers

Other Supplies: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock and Heart Border Die; Crinkle Ribbon by MemrieMare; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink

I hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!!!

Whimsical & Sweet Layouts with Noel Culbertson

This month’s Glitz Challenge is, of course, perfectly suited to a month dedicated to sweetness and love. The splash of turquoise gives a great balance to the daintiness of the traditional Valentine pinks. The combination on colors also gives ample opportunity to layer color as well as textures. Glitz has loads of texture to offer to compliment their fabulous patterned papers with trims, What Nots, Peek-a-Boo transparencies, cardstock stickers and paper layers. Try using your hand at using colors as an excuse to stack a few extra layers onto your next layout or project.

Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
“The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.”
-G.K. Chesterton

Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Papers: Floral, Polka
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” What Nots
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Paper Layers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Titles cardstock stickers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Peek a Boos
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Trim
Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
Glitz Designs {Fabulous}
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Papers: Floral, Toile
Glitz Design “Dance in the Sunshine” Papers: Damask, Floral
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” What Nots
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Paper Layers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Titles cardstock stickers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Peek a Boos

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