Thursday, April 17, 2014

As the Years Go By


Easter is almost here again, and all of the world seems to be teeming with new life. Here in Western Washington hundreds of acres are a kaleidoscope of colors with tens of thousands of tulips in bloom. Every year since my girls were knee-high, we've had a tradition of kissing a particular stone frog at one of the tulip gardens. After looking through the photos this year, I went through some of the photos of springs-gone-by watching the girls grow up before my eyes. This layout features two sets of spring photos seven years apart, capturing the little moments as the years go by.

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"Tradition" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "77" papers: Feather, Kaleidoscope, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "77" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "77" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "77" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" washi tape - mint chain
Glitz Design "Hello Friend" Crepe Trim
other: card stock, vellum, calligraphy pen and ink, gray ribbon, mini clothes pin

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beyond the Sesa


Our family loves jazz. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Ella Fitzgerald will always put a little spring in our step. I chose "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin as my music inspiration for this photo. Being a Navy family it always speaks to me of the sweetness of a homecoming after a long deployment.

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"Somewhere Beyond the Sea" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Black & White" papers: Floral, Wood Grain, XO
Glitz Design "Black & White" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Black & White" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Black & White" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Black & White" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Black & White" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Black & White" washi tape - Dots
other: sequins, tulle, doily, vellum, lace

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wonder & Love


One of the things I love about Glitz Design is the variety of their lines. Last week I used a photo of my younger daughter and set it off with soft, subtle pastels. This week my oldest is surrounded by bright and cheery pops of color. The photos we both taken on the same day, but the patterned papers gave a completely different feel to each project. For this layout layered lots of "77" goodies, including the striped alphabet stickers. The stripes ended up being a little too busy against the other patterns, so I colored over the letters with a black marker to help them stand out. I added a few strips of black tulle to add subtle texture. 

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"Wonder and Love" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "77" papers: Fringe, Stripe
Glitz Design "77" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "77" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "77" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "77" washi tape - Floral
Glitz Design "77" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Hello Friend" rubber stamps
other: card stock, vellum, heart punches, VersaMark ink, tulle 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Oh Happy Day


This week's Color Challenge incorporates a soft and feminine color pallet that fits right into my  girlie style. First, I used a makeup sponge to dab gold ink over a 12x12 stencil allowing the ink to fade out on the edges. Next I layered lots of light pink and light blue "Carpe Diem" goodies with vellum and strips of sheer ribbon. I secured all of the layers to the card stock by machine stitching a large gold heart over the layers. With a little smattering of finishing touches, the layout is complete. 






"Oh Happy Day" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" paper: Diamonds
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" washi tape - Mint Chain
Glitz Design "77" Giant Rhinestones
other: gold ink, stencil, ribbon, heart punch, vellum

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Glitter & Shine


Glitter is an easy element to add a little punch to your projects. On this project I used a ruler and light pencil lines to draw stripes in the opposite direction of the stripes on the patterned paper. I traced over these lines with glitter glue, then for a little extra pop added a little more glitter on top. I added a touch of glitter to the edge of one of the vellum sheets, then sprinkled hexagon glitter across the page for just a little more sparkle. 






"All Dolled Up" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "All Dolled Up" papers: Cherry Blossom, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Black & White" paper: Stripe 
Glitz Design "Black & White" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "All Dolled Up" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
other: cardstock, stickler, glitter, glue, tulle, vellum, calligraphy pointed pen, silver gauche 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Say It With Roller Stamps



I've loved Glitz Design Roller Doodles for years. For this week's feature I decided to try my Roller Doodles on a medium I'd never tried before, tissue paper. I almost always have tissue paper on hand for wrapping gifts, so I thought it would be a great household supply to use for both paper crafting and gift wrapping. On both projects, I inked the Roller Doodle with watermark ink, then heat embossed the stamped images. Roller Doodles give you the flexibility of making your own patterned papers over and over again. Happy stamping!

Glitz Design Roller Doodles are now available at amazon.com!








"Beautiful You" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "77" paper: Feathers
Glitz Design "77" 6x6 paper pack
Glitz Design "77" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Black & White" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "77" Puffy Words stickers
Glitz Design "77" washi tape - Friday
Glitz Design "Black & White" washi tape - stripes
Glitz Design "Finnley" roller doodle - feathers
Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" giant roller doodle - woodgrain
other: tissue paper, watermark ink, embossing powder, white ink, sequins, white gel pen

Gold Chevron Gift supplies:
Glitz Design "Love You Madly" giant roller doodle - chevron
other: box, tissue paper, watermark ink, gold embossing powder

Monday, March 3, 2014

Seize the Day


Being a mom of girls, I have always had a soft spot for sweet pastels and woodland creatures. Glitz Design's new "Carpe Diem" showers projects with a fresh dose of whimsy. Just a couple of weeks ago our family had the pleasure of welcoming our new little goddaughter into the world. To commemorate one events from Claire's big debut, her baptism, I stitched several layers of soft patterns over the crisp white background then sprinkled it with hearts. Keeping the colors and patterns light and ethereal draws the eye right to that sweet baby girl in her baptism gown.







"Claire's Baptism" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" papers: Squirrels, Brocade Hearts and Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "77" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" Puffy Words stickers
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" wash tape - chain
Glitz Design "77" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
other: vellum, heart punches (Martha Stewart), sewing machine

Friday, February 28, 2014

Die Cut Machines & Other Things


I'll admit it, I'm a lazy scrapbooker. The thought of pulling out my die cut machine often feels like such a chore, it sits gathering dust on my shelf. I know this is a new level of sloth, but it's the truth. However, when I do use it, I am always happy with the results. For this project I used my Big Shot die cut machine with an embossing folder to emboss the damask design onto pearl white cardstock. I folded a piece of scratch paper, to form cut lines for the rays. I cut along the folds, then embossed every other ray and affixed them to the lovely ombre blue "77" paper. Here's to a tiny step toward conquering laziness! 






"Hello Love" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "77" papers: Floral, Feather
Glitz Design "Black & White" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "77" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "77" Whatnots
Glitz Design "77" Giant Rhinestones
other: Big Shot die cut machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, card stock, tag, vellum, doily, date stamp

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Home Sweet Homeschool


Through the personal challenge of Project 365, I have taken at least one photo everyday for more than five years now. I tend to take a lot of portraits, my personal favorite type, but I've tried to capture some of our daily grind in the mix as well. This week our Glitz Design challenge is to celebrate daily life. I combined my photo of homeschooling in action with a hand written title and lots of layers of Glitz. 






"Home Sweet Homeschool" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" paper: Mustaches
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Finnley" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Raven" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" rubber stamps
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" washi tape - tiny hearts
other: cardstock, sequins, embossing powder, tulle

Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Challenge & Prizes

Each week Glitz Designs will be hosting a challenge with prizes! Here is a little peek at this week's giveaway. Check out the Glitz blog for the details on the challenge and prizes!

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(Black & White 12×12 collection pack, giant rhinestones, whatnots, washi tape, roller doodle)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweet Valentine


This is one of my all time favorite photos of my husband and I. To keep all of the focus on my favorite photo, I kept everything else a shade or two lighter. Using a variety of neutral colors kept the layout cohesive even when combining elements from seven different Glitz Designs lines. Grouping neutral colors together is a great way to creatively incorporate your scraps into your next project.






"Always" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" paper: Hearts
Glitz Design "Hello Friend" paper: Polka
Glitz Design "Yours Truly" paper: Motif
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Uncharted Waters" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" washi tape - tiny hearts
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" trim
other: typewriter, vellum, sewing machine, cardstock

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Color Trends: Pink, Silver/Gold & Neutrals


This week Glitz is featuring another on-trend color challenge, which doubles as a prep for Valentine's Day next week. The color pallet for this challenge includes pink, silver or gold and a neutral. 

Last week I took a few photos of my daughter in a headband tiara that belonged to her great grandma. The photos turned out so soft and sweet I thought this color pallet would be perfect match for them. I mixed some old favorites with the latest Glitz goodies, along with a touch of calligraphy in silver ink to complete the look. 







"Great Grandma's Crown" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Hello Friend" papers: Polka, Clouds
Glitz Design "Cashmere Dame" paper: Gingham
Glitz Design "Hello December" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Hello December" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Hello December" Giant Rhinestones 
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" trim
other: card stock, oblique pen, silver ink, sequins, pearls, vellum 

Friday, January 31, 2014

All That Glitters is Gold


While I've always been more of a silver girl, the new gold trend has piqued my interest in the past months. I love the richness it adds against neutral accents. On this layout I added gold embossing powder to a rubber stamp from the "Raven" collection, as well as a wood veneer shape. The metallic gold of the embossing powder and accents adds richness to some of the gold tones in the patterned paper as well. 






"Shine" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Finnley" paper: Stripe
Glitz Design "Finnley" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Hello December" 6x6 paper pad 
Glitz Design "Finnley" Alphabets & Words Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design "Finnley" Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design "Raven" rubber stamps
other: Vellum, doily, veneer shape, gold embossing powder, sequins 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bits & Pieces of Love


This week's project is featuring Glitz Design's Bits & Pieces. These fabulous little cards are perfectly sized for those enjoying Project Life. Since I have not yet compiled the gumption to begin Project Life, I enjoy using the Bits & Pieces as great layering accents for my traditional scrapbook pages. For this project I kept some of the cards "as is", and some I cut as accents. The outline of the U.S. cut out gave it that extra pop against the black background.





"Book Love" layout supplies
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" paper: Arrows
Glitz Design "Finnley" paper: Drips
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Finnley" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Raven" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Finnley" Alphabets & Words
Glitz Design "Raven" Alphabets & Words
Glitz Design "Finnley" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" Washi tape - small hearts
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" trim

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Snow Longings


Welcome to the second week of January! This week's Glitz Designs are focused on Winter. Although much of the U.S. is buried in snow, here in Washington we have only had rain. I picked through some photos from years past for a dose of snow-love. I wanted to keep the layout light and muted to convey the softness of the winter landscape. The loads of hearts falling like snow add to the lightness. If someone would like to send a little snow up to the Northwest, I would be quite grateful! 






"love, love, love winter" layout supplies:
Glitz Designs "Wild & Free" papers: Arrows, Horses
Glitz Designs "Wild & Free" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Designs "Finnley" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Designs "Finnley" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Designs "Wild & Free" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Designs "Hello Friend" crepe trim
other- card stock, vellum, heart punches

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wishes for the New Year


Happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas season filled with family, friends and memories. Having my husband home for Christmas for the first time in 3 years was truly a blessing for our family. I tried my best to relish ever moment.

Looking ahead to the New Year, I chose both a Latin word and a Latin phrase as my 2014 goal: AMARE which means "to love" and AMOR VINCIT OMNIA which means "love conquers all things". This is my 2014 goal and wish, to love more fully in every area of my life. Happy 2014!





"Amare" Supplies:
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" paper: Chevron
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" paper: Small Hearts
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Finnley" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" Alphabet & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Finnley" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Finnley" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Hello Friend" Crepe Trim
Glitz Design "Love You Madly" washi tape - Love
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" trim
other: card stock (Bazzil Basics), green letters (Studio Calico), sewing machine

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wrap it up Inspired




Looking for some last minute wrapping inspiration? With just a couple pieces of card stock and a pair of scissors you can make the wrap part of the gift.





Supply List: 
Glitz Design “Hello December” paper: Trees
Glitz Design “Hello December” 6×6 paper pad
other: kraft paper, twine, jingle bells

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry - Mary - Christmas


I took last week off from scrapbooking to welcome my husband home from a seven month deployment with the US Navy. We are so grateful to have him back home with us! 

For the next few weeks my Glitz projects will be on all things Christmas. This week I had "brown paper packages, tied up with string" on the mind, so I went with it. I've been trying to integrate a bit of my latest hobby (calligraphy) onto a few of my scrapbook pages for an extra special touch. 


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"Merry 'Mary' Christmas" Supplies
Glitz Design "Hello December" paper: Love
Glitz Design "Hello December" 6x6 paper pack
Glitz Design "Hello December" Alphabets & Words Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design "Hello December" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Hello December" rubber stamps
Glitz Design "Hello Friend" rubber stamps
Glitz Design "Hello December" washi tape
other: Beacon decoupage glue, VersaMark ink, baker's twine, Studio Calico wood hearts, card stock  oblique calligraphy pen, Old World ink

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Glitz Design Finnley Blog Hop & Giveaway


Welcome to the Glitz "Finnley" Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the fabulous "Finnley" line from Glitz. Lots of soft shapes mixed with geometric goodness make for loads of fun projects.

As always, leave one comment here and one on each of the stops along the blog hop for a chance to win a "Raven" prize pack! The winner will be chosen at random from one of the blogs on the hop and announced on Sunday (12.01.13) on the Glitz Blog.


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"Happy Heart" Supplies"
Glitz Design "Finnley" papers: Neon, Floral, Stripe
Glitz Design "Finnley" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Finnley" Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design "Finnley" Alphabets & Words Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design "Finnley" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Finnley" Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Finnley" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" washi tape - tiny hearts
other: lace (Martha Stewart), Stazon Ink, oblique pen, Old World Ink 

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Don't forget to leave only one comment per blog for a chance to win the Glitz Prize Pack. We will be giving away the "Finnley" collection...both traditional & digital! The winner will be posted on the Glitz Blog Sunday afternoon. Good luck!


Official Blog Hop order:

Amanda DeJong - http://somethingsorta.blogspot.com/
Amanda Resende - http://amandaresendescraps.blogspot.com.br/
Barbara Sokee - http://sokeeb.wordpress.com/

Donna Espiritu - http://www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Emma Poon - http://amazinglyscrapped.wordpress.com/
Fauve Van Maanen - http://www.fauvevanmaanen.blogspot.com/
Jaime Warren - http://jaimewarren.typepad.com/
Jocelyn Olson - http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/
Karine Cazenave - http://karinecazenave.typepad.com/
Kym Tsukamoto - http://busybostyn.blogspot.com/
Laura O'Donnell - http://itsallrosie.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson - http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Lisa Andrews - http://lisaandrews.blogspot.com/
Magda Mizera - http://www.magdamizera.blogspot.com/
Maria Lacuesta - http://analogpaper.blogspot.com/
Marie Ramirez - http://www.absosweetmarie.blogspot.com/
Mary Martinez - http://www.marnels.blogspot.com/
Miki Krueger - http://thecountryteacher.wordpress.com/
Mou Saha - http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Nina Ostermann - http://ninasblog-scrapmama.blogspot.com/
Noel Culbertson - http://paperpassionpixels.blogspot.com/
Smitha Katti - http://www.smilingcolors.com/
Stephanie Bryan - http://www.stephaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Wheeler - http://iffycreates.blogspot.com/
Glitz Design blog - http://glitzitnow.com/blog/ 


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