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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

 

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“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!!

Focus on Digital: Sunshine in my Soul

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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“I love how when you take the kids to the playground and they want to show you all the tricks that they know how to do on the monkey bars! LOL! For this page I used 5 different papers from Glitz Design Sunshine in My Soul Full Collection and several word labels from the element pack. To create the hole in the circle, I first made a large circle with the marquee tool and filled it. Then I made a smaller circle and offset it a bit. Using the Cut tool (command X found in the edit menu) I deleted or cut a hole in the larger circle. Then I placed a shadow behind the circle giving it some depth. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Sunshine in My Soul Full Collection
Other: Design by Dani

 

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“It is almost right smack in the middle of summer and we are loving these carefree lazy days. Sunshine in My Soul is such a great collection to help document that awesome summer vibe. I took a simple photo of my daughter and her friend in our pool and paired it with a gorgeous floral yellow paper from Paper Pack 2. I love the cheerful word art and happy yellows of the collection. To finish of my page, I wanted to play around a little more with the shadows of the flat paper pieces in the collection to make them stand out and feel more like real paper. I choose just three elements to tweak the shadows: the photo edges, the bird and the little speech bubble. I put the shadows on their own layer and then I used the warp tool in Photoshop to pull and push the edges a bit to give those paper elements some more realism. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Sunshine in My Soul” element pack
Glitz Design “Sunshine in My Soul” paper pack 2
Other: Just Jaimee “Ready Set Splatter 2 Brushes”, Pink Reptile Designs “Newsletter Brad Freebie & Buttons”, Amy Martin “Mended Journalers 2″, Valorie Wibbens “Sprinkles V 14″

 

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“I wanted to keep it really simple for this one but still ended up layering and clustering a bit more than I intended. I added a little of other colors like pink, peach and orange. I kept the photo of my newest niece to colored instead of turning to black and white as I usually do.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Sunshine in my soul” full collection
Others: Juliana Kneipp “Truly Madly Deeply” elements

 

JulyWeek5-KymTsukamoto
“For this week’s hybrid layout, I used a photo (taken by my dad) of us taking a selfie at High Line Park.  I didn’t know he had even taken the photo.  I printed out a few pieces of paper on my home printer and laid it down as a foundation for my page.  I then used my Silhouette Cameo to “print and cut” the hello title.  ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Sunshine In My Soul” full collection”
Others:  Silhouette Cameo, mist, wood veneer, book page

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 Mini – Jocelyn Olson

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn on the blog today, and I’m sharing a hybrid mini album.

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Even though summer isn’t over, I wanted to make the first mini album sharing a few of our everyday activities during the summer.

Before I started the album, I edited my photos using several Glitz Design’s digital collections. For some of the sentiments and journaling cards, I recolored the sentiments white and made the backgrounds transparent. By doing these steps, I created a white stamp. Here’s a photo to show them:

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Once you have the stamps, you can:

1) Reduce the opacity to lighten the sentiment (like the “Happiness is here to stay” at the bottom center)

2) Change it to an overlay or “soft light” (like the “Sunshine” at the top right)

3) Leave the stamp as-is to create more contrast (like the “Be true to who you are” at the bottom right)

Here are pictures of the inside:

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For the “You are here,” I colored white embossing paste with three colors of stamp reinkers. I used a palette knife to spread the paste over a stencil. It’s kind of like frosting a cake (since everything comes back to cake–ha ha).

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I used Brightside papers and a sticker. For the flowers, I used a digital element from the Brightside collection, enlarged the flowers, and fussy-cut them.

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The sentiment on the left is a journaling card from the Carpe Diem Element Pack 2. I converted it to an overlay. I used a traditional Brightside journaling card on the right.

 

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I used a mix of Brightside and Felicity for these two pages. Since I used digital flowers (instead of a sticker), I was able to flip one and resize them.

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The pocket was die-cut from Brightside paper, and I was able to add some journaling inside.

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I think this photo was my favorite of the summer (so far) since it really shows my kids’ personalities. The sentiment from the Felicity Element Pack was perfect.

 

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My daughter is a big reader, and I wanted to capture that. For the page on the right, I wanted to create something like my son’s tie-die shirt. The Brightside papers worked perfectly.

Thanks for taking a peek at my album. If you would like to see a video on how to create the digital stamps for the photos, please let me know in the comments.

Have a great day!
Supplies
Glitz Design Brightside Papers–Butterflies, Circles
Glitz Design Brightside 12×12 Bits and Pieces
Glitz Design Brightside 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Black & White 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Felicity 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Brightside Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Glitz Design Digital Brightside Element Pack
Glitz Design Digital Carpe Diem Element Pack 2
Glitz Design Digital Felicity Element Pack
Glitz Design Digital Black and White Element Pack 1
Other supplies: Paper Smooches dies, The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, Hemptique twine, Studio Calico clip, doilies, mist, sequins

 

On Trend: Using Photo Apps – Eunyoung Lee

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Hello, Glitz fans~ Today my layout includes an interesting mobile photo app & Transparency Paper.

These days there are so many amazing mobile photo apps, and I’d like to tell you my favorite!
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My favorite mobile photo app is ‘Sketch Guru’ . Because it has many filters, you can choose which effect you want on the photos.

I love the watercolor filter… After this photo was filtered by the watercolor effect,  I printed it for my layout. When I want to make my photos more interesting for my projects, I use this photo app!!
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I love transparency paper layering.  And the Glitz Design papers are perfect with transparency paper , stiching and lace… :)

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I used transparency paper & added tiny circle punching.

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I turned a 3×4 card from the Brighside Bits & Pieces into a journaling tag to finish.

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“Carpe Diem” supplies:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Paper Diamonds
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Paper Squirrels
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Titles & Accents
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Whatnots package
Glitz Design “Brighside” 12×12 Paper Bits & Pieces

Thanks for checking out today’s post!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day…one random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Cut It Up: Silhouette Cameo Video – Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone! It’s Raquel here today sharing a new layout and process video I created for you which focuses on die cutting. I will admit right now that I love, love, love my Silhouette Cameo! I think in terms of tools and machines it is by far my favorite scrappy purchase to date :)

Anyways, I was inspired by the B-side to the ‘Honeycomb’ paper from the Felicity collection when creating my layout. I loved the watercolor hearts and thought that the dotted lines represented a machine stitching look.
Below is a process video from the beginning of my layout (using my cameo software) to the finished product. This is only my second ever video so please be kind :) I still have a lot to learn in terms of ‘scrappy video making’!


Here are the final images of my layout I am sharing today.

 

 



“You and Me” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Felicity” papers – Honeycomb, Floral, Chevron, Bits and Pieces
Glitz Design “Felicity” 12×12 Sheets of Alpha & Accent Stickers.
Glitz Design “77″ Friday Washi Tape
Other: Silhouette Cameo, heart with stars cut file, white cardstock, plain vellum, doily, sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples, foam tape.

Hope this layout has inspired you to ‘cut it up’ with your Glitz goodies.  Thanks for visiting the Glitz blog today :) Be sure to let us know what you think about today’s project before getting on with your weekend!  One random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Sparkle & Shine: Layering Stickers – Michelle Wedertz

One of my favorite and most used scrapbooking supply today is stickers, which actually suprises me a bit since I had a sticker “phobia” when I first started scrapping.  Now though, I am always reaching for them, especially when a layout calls for some layering.

One of the great things about Glitz, is that the products work very well together and I can create a unique look to my projects.  For Hello Summer, I grabbed the sticker sheets from “Brightside,” “77,” and “Felicity,” along with the silver glitter washi tape and set out to create some dimension around my two photos with these embellishments.

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I started out first with the silver glitter washi tape and lined up two pieces on a scrap paper before punching small hearts from it.

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When it comes to layering stickers and other embellishments I don’t follow a specific technique, I just play around with them, tucking pieces here and there.  The only sort of rules that I follow is to make sure I have a variety in color, shape, and texture and to always include something in a neutral color.

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Stickers can be a little bit tricky when it comes to moving them around and not having them stick to each other before.  To combat this, I will often stick them on my clothes first and pull them off a few times to get rid of some of the adhesive or I will add pop dots.  I can always apply glue or sew them down later.

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Wishing you a great Friday!

“Hello Summer” Supplies:
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Brightside” Paper: Floral
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Alphabets & Words Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Washi Tape: Silver Glitter
Other:  cardstock, enamel dots, white thread, ink, spray mist, tag, thread