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Sentimental: Modern Take on Shabby Chic – Noel Culbertson

Hello there Glitz fans! With summer in full swing we have starting preparations for my daughter’s 14th birthday party. I can hardly believe that she’ll be a high school freshman in just a few months! Time continues to march on!
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My daughter asked for a up-to-date version of shabby chic decor. As the hostess of the party, I wanted to keep things simple and fun. The invitations were made by sewing a sequins filled vellum pouch, then layering a variety of “Brightside” papers from the 6×6 paper pad. Cutting strips allows for making several invitations with the same design but different patterned papers.
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I added a few party supplies by adding washi tape flags to straws, wrapping a little patterned paper around a favor box and taping a sentiment to a framed mirror. The garland included pom-poms constructed from white cupcake wrappers, and die cut butterflies. In just under an hour I was able to make all of the decorations we needed for her party.
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“Modern Shabby-Chic Birthday Decor” supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” paper: Plaid, Chunky Chevron, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design wash tapes – mint chain & cherries
other: kraft card stock, vellum, sequins, baker’s twine, mini clothes pins
Thanks for checking out today’s installment of “Sentimental!”  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day.  Don’t forget that one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!  We will be back tomorrow a project that Sparkle & Shines!!

Focus on Digital: Black & White

Happy Wednesday, Glitz friends!!  Today we have some great deals on two of our digital kits for One Buck Wednesday @ Snap Click Supply!

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Our digital designers have created some fantastic projects for you using these kits!!  Check them out!

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“I changed the blending mode of one of the elements (wordart/quotation) to Multiply. This is best for elements with white background and black text or words. It really blends well to your background making it look like a stamp image. I added some colors with some paint splatters. I used several masks for a a realistic strips of paper as you can see peeking underneath the photo and other embellishments.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black and white” complete collection
Others: Just Jaimee “January 2014 storyteller” elements, flairs and paint splatters

 

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“I love the bold graphic feel of the patterned paper I used for my background, but I wanted to keep the focus on my photo, so I anchored everything with a large piece of vellum and kept my embellishments to a minimum.  Such an easy composition to put together when time for scrapping is at a premium!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” element pack #2
Glitz Design “Black & White” paper pack #2
Others: Studio Calico embellishments (Project Life kits)

 

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“I really loved the little word snips in this kit.  The simple colors and lovely patterns made creating this page very easy.”

Supply List:
Black and White Complete Collection

 

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“I love the Black & White collection with the pop of bright red. I fell in love with the background paper with the huge graphic triangles and used that as the foundation for my zoo photo. With all the high contrast of the red, white & black, I felt my layout needed a bit of “white space” for the eye to rest, and choose a neutral kraft paper to piece under the photo & element area. I wanted the lined grid paper underneath to just peek through, so I made some offset cut-outs, so you just get a hint of that paper. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2
Other: Valorie Wibbens “Free to Be : kraft paper”, Just Jaimee “Sunkissed Elements : flair”, Audacious Designs “Bright Idea : stitches”

 

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“This week, I really wanted to pair this week’s featured kit, Black & White, with a city scape photo that I took on a recent trip to New York.  This journaling card just matched my sentiments about this city perfectly.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 1
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 1
Glitz Design “Black& White” Element Pack 2
Others:  Wood veneer, tag sticker, vellum, and washi tape

 

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“I really like hi-lighting the love part of the Black & White collection. It’s perfect for scrapping photos of those you love the most. I choose a photo my dh & I for this layout.

I created the heart shape in photoshop and journaled inside of it, you make my heart go boom which I took from on the of journal cards included in element pack 2. I then layered different size papers and used the heart banner to emphasize my feelings for him. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2

 

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“The contrast of black and white with red gives a very dramatic effect on a layout! When color is stripped away details of objects become more prominent to the eye. The red has a big impact on the black and white page. Glitz Design’s Black and White Full Collection works well for this dramatic effect. The color photo was converted to a black and white image using the black and white filter in Photoshop CS4. Another way to make a black and white image from color is to desaturate the image (under adjustments). To give the photo more definition I duplicated the image and changed the blending mode to soft light and then duplicated the image again with the blending mode changed to screen. Then I adjusted the opacity of the layers.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design: Black and White Complete Collection
Glitz Design: Wild and Free Element Pack 2
Other: Anna Aspnes and Design by Dani

Aren’t those projects amazing?!  Do you want to add these two kits to your digital stash at a great price?  Well…be sure to head on over and pick them up today!  The sale is for one day only!

Before you head on over to pick them up, be sure to let us know what you think of today’s projects!  One random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Day to Day: Scrapbooking Instagram Photos – Michelle Wedertz

Hello!  Michelle here with my first official post for Glitz!  Today I am going to give you my take on scrapbooking daily life.
Capturing daily life photos has become a great priority to me.  I am well aware that time does indeed “fly by” and taking the time to photograph and document the everyday moments have become my favorite memories to scrapbook.  I still love to scrap the big events, but I find that the moments in between are what I treasure the most.  Luckily, with the convenience of a camera phone, Instagram, and apps galore, capturing daily life is easy and fun.
One way in which I document my day-to-day pictures is through traditional scrapbooking.
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Here, I printed out two Instagram photos of my daughter playing hide-and-seek and paired them with the bright colors of both Brightside and Felicity to put together an 8.5×11 layout.
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To soften the impact of the bright yellow and pink, I layered my papers with white cardstock and a neutral grey patterned paper. The silver glitter tape adds interest to the layout without overwhelming and white machine stitching gives the layout a little bit more texture.
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When scrapbooking pictures of daily life, I always try to ask myself “What is the significance of this particular moment?” and let my answer guide my journaling. Certainly, when I saw these two pictures of my daughter I thought that they were super cute, but that was not necessarily the story I wanted to tell here.  What made these pictures meaningful and important to me, were that they were a reminder to myself that even though my job as a stay-at-home mom means lots of chores and cleaning and doing….my day is also full of these really fun, loving, and often random moments that I am so thankful for.
Wishing you a great day!
“Today” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Black & White” paper-Stripe
Glitz Design Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Other: sticker, sequins, resin flower, Silhouette
Thanks for checking out today’s Day to Day post!  Be sure to let us know what you think before you head out, as one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

On Trend: Doilies – Lilith Eeckels

It is Monday which means I have a trendy post for you using Glitz Design products. This week I’m focusing on a product which can be seen all over the scrapbooking scene: THE DOILY. A doily is is an ornamental mat, typically made of paper or fabric, and variously used for protecting surfaces or binding flowers, in food service presentation, or as a head covering or clothing ornamentation. It is characterized by openwork, which allows the surface of the underlying object to show through. It is fun to see ordinary products pop up in the scrapbooking world. One big advantage of doilies is that they can be found easily and they don’t cost a lot.

I went rummaging through my stash and found a large white doily and a smaller red one. My design started with these two elements. I then added elements from the Black&White collection as well as the Mr Brightside collection. I really wanted the doilies to show so I went with a very clean and simple design.I also punched out some scalloped circles and butterflies using the the 6*6 Mr Brightside paper pad. In the paperpad there are some extra designs which aren’t in 12*12 format and the design is smaller which is useful when punching out smaller shapes.

I love how the doily adds a dainty feel to the layout making it very feminine.

“Enjoy the little thing”-Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside”- 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Brightside”- 12×12 Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White”- Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design “Black & White” – Dots washi tape
Other: doilies, punches, yellow mist, precision pen, lace ribbon.

Thanks for checking out today’s On Trend Monday post on the blog!  Be sure to let us know what you think of today’s project before getting on with your day!  One lucky comment from the entire month will win a Felicity prize package!  Have a great day!

 

Make It Mini: Video Tutorial – Stephanie Bryan

Happy Saturday! Stephanie here with you today to share a mini book video tutorial!  This is a fun little mini album to create and can be easily adapted to add more or less pages!  Hope you enjoy it!!

And here are those photos of my project again:

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Thanks for checking out the video & project today!  Be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section before moving along with your day!  One lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!  We will be back on Monday with another On Trend project!! Happy Saturday!!

Sparkle & Shine: Glitter Washi Tape – Raquel Bowman

Hello everyone. Today is my first post on the Glitz Design blog as a member of the team. I am so very excited and honored to be here and just ecstatic for being given the opportunity to inspire others like the Glitz girls have previously done for me :) I am here to share a layout where Glitz embellishments are taking center stage and to show you a couple of ways you can create your own Glitz embellishments by using your Glitz supplies.

Today, like always, I began with my photo. I knew I wanted to scrap this photo of my daughter, but it was just one of those photos that didn’t have a particular story to tell. When shuffling through my Glitz Design “Brightside” collection of papers, the “Don’t be afraid to dream” quote on the “Bits and Pieces” paper really struck a chord with me. I knew automatically that this would be the title of my page.
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Once I had my photo and my title cut out the layout design simply fell into place. I knew that I wanted to keep this layout nice and soft to compliment the photo and the pastel toned colors in the “Bits and Pieces” card. The “Brightside” Chunky Chevron and “Brightside” Butterflies paper were perfect.

When I was adding the grey chevron to my background I noticed the gorgeous butterflies on the reverse side. I am not normally a ‘fussy cutter’ but these butterflies were wanting to be cut out and this is my first DIY embellishment tip. It is super easy and really effective to cut out your own embellishments by ‘fussy cutting’ elements from a Glitz paper.
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I love the look these create when folded and adhered to create dimension. In this case I actually stapled the butterflies to the page.
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My second DIY embellishment tip today is to use the stunning “Silver Glitter Washi Tape” to embellish a plain craft peg that you can buy at a craft store. This glitter tape has the most beautiful texture and is surprisingly thin making it super easy to craft with.

Here is what I began with.
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I simply cut the tape to size and covered one side of the peg before securing it to my page.
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Then I was able to finish the page by adding extra sparkle and shine by delving into my Glitz embellishment stash.
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Here are some final images of my page, with my little DIY Glitz embellishments:
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“Dare to Dream” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers – Butterflies, Chunky Chevron, Bits and Pieces
Glitz Design Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Glitz Design “77″ Friday Washi Tape
Glitz Design “77″ Giant Rhinestones
Other: white cardstock, plain vellum, doily, craft peg, sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples.

I hope this has inspired you to add some sparkle and shine to your pages using Glitz products.  Come back and visit the blog again tomorrow to see Saturdays edition of ‘Make it Mini’; a blog post focusing on mini albums.  And don’t forget to leave a comment before you go on with your day…one random comment from the entire month will win a Felicity prize package!

Sentimental: July 4th Card & Giftbag – Jennifer Chapin

Happy almost Fourth of July to you today! I’m sharing a card and tag I made with a patriotic theme. I pulled out all my Glitz supplies and chose those that were red, white and blue. We are having a party at our house this year on the 4th, how cute would these little sacks be to hand out to guests? They could be filled with cookies, popcorn, or red white and blue candies.

For the card base I layered some patterned papers and stitched the edges for added texture. I used some red washi and covered white cardstock with it, then punched out with a star punch.

I pulled a red tag from my stash and added some string to the top. I punched out some patterned paper, added a sticker from the Brightside collection and some enamel dots. Clip it to the bag with a mini clothespin and you’re done! Easy peasy.

Hope you are inspired to create some cute packaging this summer! Happy 4th and have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Washi Tape “Dots”
Glitz Design “77″ Kaleidoscope paper
Other: Cardstock, sewing machine, enamel dots, tag, string, paper bag

Let us know what you think of today’s projects by leaving us a comment!  Don’t forget that one random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Focus on Digital: Brightside & Felicity Mix Up

Happy Wednesday, Glitz friends, and welcome to our Focus on Digital post today!!  Our digital designers have created some beautiful projects mixing the Brightside & Felicity collections today.  Before we get to them, let’s get some details about these two collections!

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  • -Both collections have two paper packs & one element pack.
  • -You can purchase them in a full collection for $11.99, or in separate kits for $3.99 ea.

Our designers have created some amazing projects for you today, so let’s get right to them!!

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“For this layout, I did pretty much everything.  I started by designing my page protectors.  I knew that I wanted to cut out the hearts from the journaling card so I used the trace, print, and cut features on my Silhouette Cameo, then did the same for the label, flowers, and butterflies.

The nice thing about the digital files is that I could change the sizes of the flowers.  I then printed the “you are beautiful” journaling card onto a 4×6 piece of vellum.  After putting all my elements into the pockets, I decided that I needed to add a hint of color so you can see it under the cut out hearts and vellum.  To accomplish that, I added a bit of watercolor and pieces of pink tulle to complete the layout.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Felicity” Element Pack
Glitz Design “Brightside” Element Pack
Others:  watercolor, tulle, vellum, pocket protector

 

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“I really loved the quotes and summery themes of the Brightside & Felicity kits. The “Feel Good Today” word art was the perfect compliment to the photo I wanted to use, but the pinks in the kits were not a great match for the photo’s primary color palette. I was determined to use these fun kits on my photo without turning it black & white or adding a photo treatment.

I choose a solid blue background from Brightside, a few elements and quotes from both collections (love that anchor!), and then punched up the page with a few really bright, 3 Dimensional, primary pieces like buttons and flowers from my digital stash to blend the bright colors of the photos with the colors of these kits. A splash of colorful paint in the background tied the whole page together.

I love how versatile these collections are … and that I could make the kits work with any photo just by adding a few fun buttons in primary colors. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Felicity” Element Pack
Glitz Design “Brightside”
Glitz Design “Brightside” Paper Pack 1
Other: Valorie Wibbens “Sprinkles V 24″, Sara Gleason “Stated” & “When Daters”

 

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“Our challenge this week was to combine the Felicity and Brightside kits to make a layout. So easy to do because these kits have similar colors (love the pinks for girly girls and the blues for big boys!). This is a photo of my grandchildren when they were little walking on the beach. Since the photo is more about the girls helping their little brother I wanted the page to be “girly” with just a hint of boy.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Brightside Element Pack
Glitz Design Felicity Element Pack
Glitz Design Paper Pack 1
Other Supplies: Design by Dani, Anna Aspnes

 

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“This week, I experimented with a different sort of composition than my usual.  It’s a little more free form and everything is anchored by my big title.  To get the stamped effect for my title, I printed the artwork directly on my background paper.  Easy!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Brightside” full kit
Glitz Design “Felicity” full kit
Others: wood veneer, thread, confetti, sequins

Thanks for checking out our amazing digital & hybrid projects today using Brightside & Felicity.  Be sure to let us know what you think, as one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Cut It Up: Diecutting with Digital Elements – Jocelyn Olson

Hi, it’s Jocelyn here. Today, I’m sharing how to use digital elements for die-cutting. I’m using a Silhouette machine for my die-cutting, but other electronic die-cutters can do this technique, too.

I often use digital elements as die-cutting files. It won’t work for every element (e.g., if the element is distressed or doesn’t have distinct outlines). They add great depth to a project. You can see some examples  HERE, HERE, and to make a shaker element in THIS mini album.

I made a short video to show you how I turned a patterned paper from the new Felicity collection into a die-cutting file. [You can watch the video in YouTube to see it in high definition.]

 

I die-cut the background flamingo file on white cardstock and the circle out of a 6×6 Felicity paper:
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To make my first card, I backed the flamingos die-cut with one of the 6×6 Felicity papers:
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Next, I opened the sweet “I love you” sentiment in Photoshop. I reduced the size and added the heart on the bottom. The sentiment is also a sticker, but I wanted a slightly smaller element to show off some of the layers:

 

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Here’s a close-up to see the layers of Felicity papers:
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For my second card, I used the single die-cut flamingo:

 

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I used papers and stickers from Felicity. Isn’t the flower pretty?

 

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There is a sticker that has “Beautiful” on it, but I used a digital element to create a longer banner. The pretty washi is the new Silver Glitter washi tape:
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If you’ve used a digital paper or element for a die-cutting file, be sure to link up in the comments below. We’d love to see them! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas and Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” washi tape-Silver Glitter
Glitz Design Digital “Felicity” paper pack 1
Glitz Design Digital “Felicity” element pack
Other: white linen cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Paper Smooches dies, sequins, white mist
Thanks for checking out our first post in July!!  Be sure to let us know what you think, because one random comment from the month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Creative Team Additions!!

Hello again, Glitz friends!  I’ve already posted the June winners today, but had to come back and reveal to you some new designers that we’ve added to the traditional creative team!!  Please give them all a warm welcome!!

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Eunyoung Lee

I’m Eunyoung Lee.( Eyoung Lee is used in online gallery.)  I live in Seoul , South Korea. I’m a single lady who loves to take photos and have a time with a cup of coffee… .  When I was in Taiwan, I  met amazing craft materials in bookstore!!! That’s my first time to know card making.

It’s a new fantastic world opening. Then my teacher had a birthday, I had plan to send my photos to her.   So I made a scrapbooking tumbler with photos of my classmates. She was very happy to see the tumbler. This is my first scrapbooking…!!!
BLOG  http://eyoung-craft.blogspot.kr/   http://emeraldradio.blog.me/ (korean)
INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/emeraldradio

 

MichelleWedertz
Michelle Wedertz

I am a SAHM to 3 kiddos and one dog living in the foothills of the Sierra’s in California. I enjoy scrapping, reading, sunshine, coffee, running, and the outdoors. I am a lover of Instagram and find great joy in sharing the antics and adventures of my family through photography and scrapbooking.

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Olatz Garaiyurrebaso

Hi, my name is Olatz Garaiyurrebaso and I am a 26 years old girl from Bilbao (Spain). Right now, I am working on some lab research as part as my PhD studies in Biochemistry. I officially started this memory keeping journey in 2012 when I discovered scrapbooking after my exchange year in Austin (Texas). In fact, what I actually discovered is that what I have been doing all my life, those cute albums full of pictures, paper goodies and everyday photos, had a name and a great community behind it. I am also passionate about traveling and photographing.
About my style, I mainly work with mini books and traditional layouts and I love bright colors, cheerful designs, funny quotes, adding cute details and play with different designs. I also like to challenge myself to try new things and create incredible memories despite that the result may not end up being perfect.

I currently serves on design teams for Glitz Design, and Biscuit Project. You can find more about me and my scrapbooking adventures on my BlogInstagram,and Pinterest. And… life is a playground, don’t you forget about it :)

RaquelBowman
Raquel Bowman

My name is Raquel Bowman. I am a 30 year old Mummy to Charlotte (with Bub no. 2 on the way this month!) and wife to Clint, living about an hour from Melbourne in Australia. I am an ‘obsessed with all things scrapbooking’ kind of girl :) I just adore what this craft has brought to my life; special friendships, an inner confidence I’ve never had about anything before, creativity that I never knew I had, a little online business, an abundance of challenges and some awesome opportunities like being on teams such as this! I would describe my style as clean and layered and I am a self confessed lover of clusters and details.  A quirky fact about me: I drink far too much coffee and not enough water some days. Sadly, I have been known to have a caffeine withdrawal headache by 11am if I have not had one! You can follow my scrapbooking on my blog http://www.raquelbowman.com or my instagram via http://instagram.com/raquelp.

Congratulations ladies, and welcome to the Glitz Design creative team! We are so excited to have you!

You are going to just LOVE what these ladies will have to contribute to the blog each month, so be sure to check back each day and see all the amazing inspiration from our entire creative team!!