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Sentimental: Mini Photo Cards – Eunyoung Lee

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Hello Glitz fans~ Today I’m sharing a set of mini photo cards with you!

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I used white cardstock, Glitz Design 6×6 paper pads and photos. Each side is 4 inches.

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I love this ice cream pattern! It is really sweet and cute. (from Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paperpad)

After machine stitching on pattern paper pieces, I layered them.

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This is for my niece, I used her photo. She really loves ice cream!!! The middle page is for journaling.

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There are details.

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2nd greeting card is for me!!! : ) Sometimes I write to myself…. I used my happy moment photos.

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Here are the details. Felicity Paper includes so many unique patterns. I love the peaceful & happy summer mood it gives!

Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paperpad
Brightside 12 x 12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6×6 Paper Pad
Felicity 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
White cardstock

Focus on Digital: Finnley

Hey there, Glitz friends!  Today our digital designers are sharing projects with you using the Finnley collection.  Check them out!

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“Today I have a hybrid project to share with you.  I recycled a box and turned it into a baby keepsake box.  Glitz’s Finnley collection is perfect for this.  First, I spray painted the box white.  Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the digital papers and elements that I wanted to use in this project.  The last step was playing with the pieces and layering to my liking.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Finnley” Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Finnley” Element Pack #2
Others:  Studio Calico box, ribbon, doily, shipping tag

 

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“I captured this photo of my grandson while he was patiently (impatiently?) waiting for his sister to blow out the candles on her birthday cake. I converted my photo to black and white for more contrast and cohesiveness on the page. I don’t like to journal and the word labels in the The Finnley Collection are perfect for telling your story!”

Supply List:
Finnley Full Collection
Other: Anna Aspnes, Design by Dani

 

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“About my page: This kit is perfect for this sweet photo of my newest niece and her big brother. Using the smaller papers as mats made it easier for me too. I kept this one pretty simple again by layering and clustering just enough elements to focus on the photo. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Designs “Finnley” full collection

 

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“Finnley is one of my favorite Glitz Design collections and I was so excited to work with it again! For this week’s layout I created a ruffled effect using using the tutu die cut in element pack #2. I used my Cameo to cut it out 18 times and Photoshop to recolor them. I also cut out the striped circle 5 times and the gorgeous floral die cut 4 times . . . just one of the many perks of working with the digital collection”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Finnley” full kit

 

Aren’t those projects amazing!!  Thanks to our lovely digital designers for creating such fantastic projects this week using the amazing Finnley collection!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Day to Day: Using the Collect App – Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone!

Today I am here to share a layout I created for the ‘Day to Day’ series on the Glitz Blog. Its a day where the projects focus on the everyday happenings; whether that be through Project Life style creations or regular layouts.

I have recently had another baby, 3 weeks ago to be exact (a lil boy named Jack if you were wondering), and have been looking for a way to document his life in an effective but time efficient way. I know this is where the pocket page scrapbooking may suit me, but this search also encouraged me to delve to the apps available on iPhone/android to see what was out there which would support this.

On the search I found the app called Collect.

Before I begin, this post is not affiliated with the app at all, I just thought it would be cool to share.
Anyways, I love love love this app. It has the ability to create a sleek and professional looking polaroid image using your cameras photo roll in seconds. You can add the date and some journaling too. For pocket page scrappers, this app would be perfect. Unfortunately this app is only available for iPhone users.
So in order to have a practice with the app, I decided to choose something to photograph from my every day and create a layout for you all. What is a better everyday moment than that first cup of coffee for the day? I printed this out in a 3×4 size, I just love the look it gives.
Here is the layout I created:

And some detailed close up images:

Here I have used a Giant Rhinestone from the Carpe Diem collection too

Extra journaling.

I created lots of layers using the papers from the ‘Carpe Diem’ 6×6 paper pad.

 

 

“Daily Cup” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” papers – Paper Polka, Bits and Pieces
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Sticker Alpha & Words
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Sticker Titles and Accents
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem″ Mint Chain Washi Tape
Other: White cardstock, plain vellum, doily, sewing machine and white thread, Freckled Fawn arrow clip, A Piece of Cake Designs wood veneer, Jenni Bowlin mask, Faber Castell Whipped Spackle, Prima enamel hearts, black ink, butterfly punch, foam tape.

I am in the making of putting together my third process video for this layout, so if you are wanting to check this out, subscribe to my You Tube channel to get the updates by clicking the image below :)

 

On Trend: Scribbles – Jocelyn Olson

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn on the blog today.

When I was a kid, I used to write my name in big block letters and decorate the insides of the letters (sometimes with puffy paint pens–hey, it was the ’80s). I’m not much of a doodler now, but I still love the look. Lately, I’ve been noticing doodles, and in particular scribbles, popping up in the scrapbooking world.

I made a trio of cards using a mix of Glitz lines, and I incorporated scribbles into each of them.

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I used my favorite Brightside striped paper for the base. Using my Silhouette, I die-cut the scribbles in white. I fussy-cut around the die-cuts with papers from the Brightside, Felicity, and 77 collections.

I popped up some of the scribble flowers for a little dimension:

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The next card is a little softer, and I used some hybrid elements:

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The Glitz Black and White collection has an awesome scribble Floral paper. Using the digital Black and White collection, I recolored a few of the scribbles, resized them, and fussy-cut them. The black and white paper competed with the colored flowers, so I added some vellum.

The sentiment sticker from the Felicity collection has a cute little heart doodle. Love it!

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For my last card, I kept it pretty CAS:

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I die-cut the sketchy stars from Brightside papers and layered it over Felicity paper. I had a left-over die-cut scribble and added it under the sentiment sticker from Carpe Diem.

I’ve managed to use all of my yellow heart Brightside paper, so I simply printed off some of the digital paper. I love that with the digital papers, you never have to worry about running out.

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If you’ve made a project with doodles or scribbles, please leave a link in the comments. I’d love to see it! Thanks for stopping by!
Scribble Trio Supplies
Glitz Design Black and White papers–Floral
Glitz Design Felicity 12×12 Stickers Titles and Accents
Glitz Design Carpe Diem 12×12 Stickers Titles and Accents
Glitz Design Brightside 12×12 Stickers Titles and Accents
Glitz Design Brightside 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Felicity 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design 77 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Black and White paper pack 2
Glitz Design Brightside paper pack 1
Other: Paper Smooches dies, Avery Elle die, Papertrey Ink dies, doily, vellum, sequins, Hemptique twine, Mr. Huey’s spray mists

Wanderlust: Mixed Media – Stephanie Bryan

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Hi there Glitz fans!!  Stephanie back with you today to share some ways to add layers of mixed media to your projects!

I find that I go through phases with mixed media.  Sometimes I can’t get enough of it, and sometimes I find myself gravitating towards a simpler, cleaner background.  But I do notice that every time I start using different medias, I can’t stop!  It really is an enjoyable process and it’s so fun to see the page come together before your own eyes!

For this page, I decided to use several different mixed media layers.  First, I started by adding watercolors to my white card stock.  As you can see below, I used various shades of pink, with a few peaches and a mint green mixed in.  I didn’t have any type of plan in mind as I started my background, I just kept adding colors until I was happy with how it looked.

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To add a little texture to my page, I decided to use the Glitz roller doodles and some gesso.  This creates a very subtle effect, but I love the way it tones down the brighter watercolors, while also adding in a little more dimension.

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I simply added a little gesso to a paper plate, rolled the roller doodle through to cover it and then applied it to the watercolor section of my page.  You can see the subtle chevron patterned below.

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My next step was to use a larger Glitz roller doodle to add some embossing to my page.

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I used a white embossing powder to create a softer look, but also wanted the embossed patterned to pop off of the darker watercolored sections.  I love the way the embossing blends so nicely with the watercolors.   It kind of ties everything together on my background.  Here’s a quick look at the watercolors, gesso and embossing on my page.

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The last thing to do was add in my photo with a few paper layers, as well as some embellishments.  Here is a look at my finished page!

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I scattered smaller embellishments around the watercolored section of my background to add a little more interest and to draw your eye into the different textures and patterns.  I tried to stick with  neutral or lighter colored embellishments so my page would not be too busy or overwhelming.  Here are a few more detailed shots:

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Have you tried adding in different layers of mixed media on your projects?  It is so fun and enjoyable to create your own layered background!  I hope you will try it out soon!

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “77”6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Felicity” Tiny Roller Doodle Chevron
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Title & Accent Stickers
Glitz Design “Black & White” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Chevron Roller Doodle

Sparkle & Shine: Glitter Washi Tape – Jennifer Chapin

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a “sparkle and shine” project with you – one where we highlight Glitz’s awesome embellishments. I chose to feature the new glitter washi tape today. It is really fabulous. You should definitely get some if you haven’t seen it yet! It’s a very fine glitter that is embedded in the tape and doesn’t flake off at all.

I started out by using both colors of tape to cover a piece of white cardstock. Make sure to line up the tapes edge to edge so you don’t see any white showing through.

Use a punch to punch shapes out of the glitter cardstock. Funny story – originally I was going to just use the stars on my layout, but once I saw how great the negative space looked I decided to use that too!

As you can see I backed the negative spaces with some patterned paper from the 6×6 pads.

I love using my typewriter for my journaling and cutting out the strips to add to my layout. Also — the Friday washi was perfect for this layout because it actually happened on a Friday! I love when that happens.

And that’s it for today! Hopefully you will try this technique out soon! It works with any type of washi. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

Here We Go layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers – Chunky Chevron, 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Alphas and Accents Sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Brightside” Pink Glitter and Silver Glitter Washi
Glitz Design “77″ paper – Stripe
Glitz Design “77″ – Friday Washi

Focus on Digital: Carpe Diem

Hey there, Glitz friends!  Welcome to another Focus on Digital post!  Today we have two kits apart of the One Buck Wednesday sale @ Snap Click Supply!!

Our digital designers have created some samples for you today that are amazing!! Check them out!

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“The Carpe Diem collection is so soft and delicate. The words “carefree” and “seize the day” come to mind immediately. I knew the important part of working with this collection, for me, was to really create a soft, dreamy photo to match my interpretation of the kit. I selected a photo of one of my dogs enjoying a car ride with her long cocker ears blowing in the wind. I ran a few actions to lighten and soften it up and then added a faux Lensbaby action to really soften the image and give it that dreamy appearance. I let the Word Art paper strips guide me in my journaling and story telling. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” element pack 3
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” paper pack 2
Other: Valorie Wibbens “Faux to Baby”, Gennifer Bursett “A Haberdashery Jewels”

 

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“I love the surprised look on my grandson’s face when he saw the deer looking at him. Glitz Design Carpe Diem Full Collection works so well for this photo. Love the nature elements! And there are so many words to choose from, you could write a story! I created a sticker image for the deer by adding an expanded white background behind the image.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Complete Collection
Glitz Design Yours Truly Element Pack 2
Other: Anna Aspnes

 

JulyWeek4-KymTsukamoto
“For this week’s feature product, Carpe Diem, I fell in love with the woodland creatures in the Element Pack #3.  I needed them to be grounded so I grabbed the flowers from the Brightside Element Pack.  I used the trace and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo to resize and cut them out.  I watercolored the flowers and matted my photo with some paper to give it subtle color.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Element Pack #3
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Paper Pack #2
Glitz Design Brightside Element Pack
Others:  Tissue paper, watercolor, photo by Utopia

 

JulyWeek4-MaryMartinez
“For this weeks assignment we are using Carpe Diem. I wanted to keep this layout nice and simple.  Something about the moment of my dh and ds walking together on their way to the park just calls for softness. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” element pack 3
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” paper pack 2
Other:Doily by Boutique Cute Doll, Watercolor brush:Web freebie

 

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“My parents are so cute–they’re still so in love and I thought Carpe Diem would be the perfect collection to scrap this photo of them. I modified a couple things in Photoshop again this week.  I love the Seize the Day paper, but decided to scale it down first before printing.  Another favorite of mine is the doodle frame I used as a photo mat.  Before using my Cameo to cut it out, I had to change the shape in Photoshop so it would fit around my square photo. It didn’t take very long and I love the whimsical quality it adds to my layout!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” element pack #3
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” element pack #4
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” paper pack #1
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” paper pack #2

Be sure to head on over and pick up these amazing kits at such a great price….the sale is good for today only!!  Have an awesome Wednesday!

Day to Day: Summer Life – Lilith Eeckels

I have a PL album but have neglected it a bit. I’m planning on playing catch up really soon but have decided to make a couple of layouts about daily summer activities. I’ll slip these layouts into the PL album. I have done this in the past and it helps me keep on top of things.
Early July I went berry picking with two of my children. Some of our friends who live in the same village as we do, had left on holiday and they told us to go and pick some of berries on their bushes as they wouldn’t be there to do so and it would be a shame to let them go to waste. We did just that. Not only were the berries delicious but the whole expedition was such fun. I snapped several pictures with my phone and created a collage with them. Creating a collage helps me speed up the creating process and I can get lots of pictures on a 4*6 sheet of photo paper.
I picked the Brightside collection for the layout and added a rhinestone from the Black&White collection. I also played with my cameo and cut out some leaves as well as the title.

I am so happy I took my phone along to capture these moments. I’m finding I’m using it more and more as it is easy to take along and I can quickly snap a few shots. I’m definitely going to make a couple more layouts using collages for my PL album.

Berry Picking- Supplies:
Glitz Design Brightside Papers-Bits&Pieces, Paper Circles,
Glitz Design Brightside 6*6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design Brightside 12*12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet,
Glitz Design Black&White-Giant Rhinestones,
Other: Die cut machine, label punch, twine, sewing machine, precision pen.

 

On Trend: White Space – Michelle Wedertz

One of my favorite trends and one that I simply cannot scrap without is “white space.”  White space is often referred to as “negative space” and is a design technique that can give a page a rich and elegant feel while bringing the focus straight to the photo(s) or other element you are highlighting.

One way in which I incorporate white space into my layouts is to think of a “triangle.”  I simply divide my cardstock diagonally in half and fill one triangle while keeping the other empty.

The goal is simply for the white space in one triangle to balance out the heaviness of the other.

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You can see that I filled the right sight with pictures and paper while keeping the left side blank.  Here is another visual of the triangles.
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Even though I went a little outside the line with my journaling, I was left with the basic triangle design, leaving my layout with a nice bit of white space.

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Wishing you a great day!

“Love” Supplies:
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6 x6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Felicty” Paper: Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” Paper: Butterflies
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Other:  white cardstock, sequins, mist, white thread, diecut machine

Make It Mini: Shaped album – Noel Culbertson

Hello again! One of my favorite things about making mini albums is how quickly they come together. I especially enjoy mini albums with a variety of page shapes and materials. With a distinct texture or shape as the base, the first step in the creative process has already been done for you.

Another aspect that adds to my mini album love is that they are perfectly sized for my abundance of cell phone photos. A couple times a year I have my cell phone photos printed just to be sure I don’t lose any memories in some accident with my phone involving water, sudden impact or a computer glitch. With my stack of phone photos and Glitz goodies in hand, here is what I created.

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“Enjoy the Little Things” mini album supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers: Butterflies, Chunky Chevron, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Puffy Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design washi tape – tiny hearts
other: mini album, vellum, tulle, ribbon, punches, brads

Thanks for checking out this weekend’s Make It Mini post!!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading out….one lucky comment wins a Glitz prize!

Have a wonderful weekend!!