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Coming soon – the Rock Around The Block Blog Hop – come back on December 19th!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the Glitter Glitz Technique as shown on page 35 in the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  Glitter Glitz is such a great product with so many possibilities!  This blog hop will be sure to jump start your thinking on the many different ways it can be used!

This blog hop is a circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Tonya’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies are all Close to My Heart:  Sophia Level 2 Paper Packet, Sophia Workshop Stamp Set, Stardust Glitter Glitz, Goldrush, Hollyhock, and Pear inks, and Mini-Medley Pear (Buttons).


First I just have to say that Glitter Glitz is one of my favorite products.  Close to My Heart currently has four different colors available – Stardust, Bronze, Silver, and Red.  It is so versatile and can be used to sparkle-up anything including stamped images, ribbon, flowers, buttons, and more.  You can also use it for doodling or accents.

Now to my layout…it is made from the Sophia Workshop on the Go Kit and I made it my own by adding some Stardust Glitter Glitz.  I love the fine-tipped applicator!  It makes it so easy to control for making thin or thick lines.  I added glitter to my stamped images, to the pattern paper, and along my scalloped border.  I also put some around the edges of my flower.  The middle of my flower is a pear-colored button.  I added the Glitter Glitz to the middle and around the edge.  Once that dried, I poked a tulip-colored brad through the button holes for extra detail.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Melissa’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go to the previous post.


Welcome to the  December 2011 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring My Stickease (some currently on sale on my website).  I just love these cardstock stickers by Close to My Heart.  You can use them as is for a great looking layout that you can create in no time or you can add to them as I have done below.

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Carol’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Splendor Paper Packet, Splendor My Stickease, Liquid Glass, Stardust Glitter Glitz, and Brads Metal Assortment.

My Stickease are a quick way to create a fabulous layout.  To add some extra pizzazz to my layout I added antique brads to the flower centers, Glitter Glitz to border my title, and Liquid Glass to the “brads” in the lower right corner.   This layout can be filed this under the “30 minutes or less” category!  I used the 8 1/2 x 11 horizontal Dec. 2011 Page Map as inspiration.

Here is a list of some things you can do with My Stickease:
apply baby powder to the back and use 3D foam tape to add dimension
add sparkles (rhinestones or gems)
add gems/pearls
add flowers
add buttons
use Liquid Glass
use Liquid Applique
use Glitter Glitz or glitter
add brads
add eyelets
add ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Haley’s Blog!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go to the previous post.