Friday, August 29, 2014

Top Dog Guest Designer: Insta-Love Mini Album & Giveaway


Hello friends! I had the opportunity to pair up with Top Dog Dies as a Guest Designer this week. Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman. 

I created this sweet little mini album with the Top Dog's Camera Die and Camera Finishers Set, as well as a cheery little card you can check out on the Top Dog blog. At seven inches across the camera die was perfectly sized to make an album with my Instagram prints. I cut the center out of a four inch doily to mimic the lens, then layered each page with paper, ribbon, wash tape, doilies and tulle to accent the photos. 

Be sure to enter the Top Dog Dies guest designer giveaway by Sunday, August 31 for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at Top Dog Dies!


Insta-Love Mini Album

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The Details


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**Be sure to enter the Top Dog Dies guest designer giveaway by Sunday, August 31 for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at Top Dog Dies!**



Friday, August 15, 2014

Little Moments - Little Vignettes

Happy Friday Glitz friends! For this week's Sparkle & Shine feature I decided to do a layout with four little vignettes mixing and matching embellishments from four gorgeous Glitz lines. A while back we took a few photos in front of an old aqua colored building we came across on the waterfront. 


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The striking background in the photos was a natural fit with the colors in the "Felicity" and "Brightside" so I used the 6x6 paper pads from both lines to ground the photos on the white background. I  sifted through my supplies and gathered stickers, Whatnots and rhinestones from four lines that complimented the photos. 

Once I'd gathered my coordinating supplies I created four mini vignettes and placed them in a grid pattern on my background cardstock. I stitched on a couple butterflies punched from vellum and added a decorative stitch around two edges.

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"You're my Sweetheart" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Brightside" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Felicity" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Brightside" Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Felicity" Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Black & White" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" puffy words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" giant rhinestones
Glitz Design Washi Tape - silver
other: cardstock, vellum, baker's twine, butterfly punch

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Little Things - Mini Album

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" 6x6 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

Monday, July 14, 2014

On Trend - Sunbursts

Hi there, happy Monday to you all! I love looking through internet galleries filled with inspiring ideas and trends. I've noticed a lot of beautiful pages using sunbursts or rays. I'm sure there is a proper name for the design, but that was the best I could come up with on the spot. Today I used some of the beautiful patterned papers from the newest Glitz Design collections to create a soft sunburst effect.


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I'm sure there are a variety of ways to create "rays", the technique I use involves my trusty magnetic mat, ruler and a craft knife. After cutting each ray, I placed it on the background cardstock, rearranging pieces until I was satisfied with the layout. 

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After all of the sunburst rays found their final resting places, I added the remaining layers covering the overlapping corners. To create more precise rays, mark a center point in pencil on the back of your paper, then draw lines with each running through the center point.

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"Then & Now" layout supplies:
Glitz Design "Felicity" paper: Chevron
Glitz Design "Brightside" papers: Chunky Chevron, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design "Felicity" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Brightside" Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Black & White" Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Black & White" puffy words sticker sheet
Glitz Design washi tape - silver glitter
other: cardstock  vellum, wood veneer people, sequins, chipboard ampersand  

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