Glitz Design Happy Travels Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 2

Just like today’s steal, the Happy Travels Collection by Glitz Design, I’ve been enjoying some time off. I’ve spent the past week relaxing by the pools in Vegas with my hunny then working my tush off teaching a class in Chicago at the Craft and Hobby Association show.

Design team member Katrina Hunt stepped up and offered to help me out with this week’s Mid Week Mojo so there could be a little less crazy on my plate.  I think you’ll be happy that she did. Amazing talent. Amazing product. Amazing sketch.

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It’s Katrina here with Mid Week Mojo!  Go easy on me — I’m not used to making sketches, but I thought this one was fun and has some great possibilities.  And if you’re like me, you need a pick-me-up during the week.  I’m a girl who works for the weekend (or days off)!

I haven’t ever worked with Glitz Design before, so I was excited when the Happy Travels collection was the steal I was getting to work with.  The colors are more subdued that I usually go for, but I love the way they make the photos pop on my layout!

The airplane paper and clouds were the jumping off point for my overall layout.  And I loved the little glittered heart that was popped up on one of the cardstock stickers.  I just took it off and used it on my cloud!

The little epoxy sticker and gemstone were the perfect addition to my twine that I had wrapped around my picture.  There are lots of little items that you can add for details and I love that!

In place of the flags, I decided to use the numbers and just highlight that area in a different way than the flags.

And because  you can always change a sketch to use it however you want, I decided to make a card based on it.  Some of the collection is loved themed and some is travel, so I decided to make a love themed card. I thought the hearts coming out of the mason jar were fun.

Play along with us this week and make sure and link to your project so we can see it!

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Katrina, I love it! It’s so fun to see you use a collection that is a little out of your norm. Thank you so much for taking it on so I could enjoy a week off!

It’s random drawing time once again! This week’s lucky winner is Kelly Marks, who totally rocked the interpretation of Erin’s amazing sketch.

Please send an email to letting them know that you are this week’s Mid Week Mojo winner and we will be happy to enable the addiction with a little more loot!

If you’re new to the Mid Week Mojo weekly sketch challenge then now is the time to jump on board as we begin fresh with another 10 weeks in our Pearl series. You can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links. Also don’t be shy about sharing your creations on our Facebook fan page! We love to drool over what you create.

Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas and Epoxy Word Stickers

Eeek!  I’m so excited that it’s time to show off the Princess of the PM, Cyndee Kawa with this month’s design team spotlight. This month we asked Cyndee to work with tonight’s steal, the Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas and Epoxy Word Stickers.

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If you haven’t jumped on the teeny alphabet bandwagon yet, you might want to do so now with tonight’s steal—Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas! I have three words for you — “burlap” and “pink woodgrain” – LOVE!

For those of you that are familiar with my layouts, you know I scrap the everyday stuff that goes on in our house. From the funny, to the annoying, I’ll scrap it. For me, it’s so much more manageable than big holidays or trips! Plus, to me, it’s those little things that will get so easily forgotten in the years to come. And  tonight’s Teeny Alphas and Epoxy Word Stickers are so versatile and fit right in with my everyday. You can add to a title, journal with them, add a sentiment to a card, use them as the focus or extra little something on your layout or card, and so many other things. One of the things I loved about the Glitz Teeny Alphas is every sticker is the same height, so no trimming if you want them to line up perfectly!

I had fun matching up ways to use the Teeny Alphas, with a variety of photos I wanted to scrap, and here’s what I came up with:

  • An extra long title/subtitle

This photo of my daughter needed an extra long explanation, and the Charcoal Teeny Alphas were the perfect way to add it.

  • Labeling/journaling on the photos

There were so many photos with so many steps to making individual apple pies, so I used the Burlap Teeny Alphas to add that extra bit of journaling—right by the photos.

  • Journaling

I had to try out the Pink Woodgrain Teeny Alphas for my actual journaling.

  • Cards

Then I moved on and made some cards, where you can use the Teeny Alphas to add a sentiment or be the focus of the card.

The Epoxy Word Stickers also have many uses too. You could use them to highlight your journaling, add that something extra to your layout or card, or be the focus of your card.

As soon as I saw the sentiment on the French Kiss set, I knew I needed to do a layout about my son reading a bedtime story to me! It added the perfect touch (even if it’s not exactly the wording straight out of the book, but it’s pretty darn close), along with an Epoxy  ♥. I used Kristy Lee’s wonderful Mid-Week Mojo—Turquoise 3.

And finally a card using the Epoxy Word Stickers as both the focus of the card and the sentiment(s).

I hope you’ve enjoyed the 2nd Spring Design Team post and have found some inspiration! If you’d like to see some close-ups of my projects, check out my blog. Now go steal those Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha and Epoxy Word Stickers! And don’t forget to come back next month, for my final post as a Design Team member!

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Cyndee, you are amazing girl! It’s been such a treat having you as Princess of the PM. We have an exciting little twist for next month however and are moving you up to a day post. :)

I hope everyone finds a little time in this crazy month of May to get scrappy this weekend.

I’ll see you Monday for a mega Monday Card Madness posting that you will not want to miss.

Glitz Beautiful Dreamer | Mid Week Mojo

Garnet – Layout 3

I decided to take  a little bit of a holiday break this week and base my sketch heavily off of the layout instructions which are included in today’s steal, by Glitz Designs. I have to admit that sometimes it’s really nice when someone comes up with all of the creative planning thinking and all I have to do is simply create! Today’s kit comes with a directions for a beautiful-shabby-chic style layout which I flipped to create the Garnet #3 layout.

This Christmas has been one of my very favorite to date. I think it had a lot to do with having a blast with my oldest two on Christmas Eve. My daughter Maddi is one of the funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is always making me giggle in some way or another and Christmas Eve was no exception. I couldn’t stop laughing when I wandered over to Santa’s cookie plate that my younger kids had set out, and I found one of our moose co0kies had been impregnated. Cookie vandalism? Most likely. Especially since Maddi had an ever-mischievous look on her face.

While this collection is very vintage and very girly, I thought it paired nicely with my Moose Mommy to be.

You girls have been doing a great job at keeping up with the Mid Week Mojos. This week was especially tricky with Christmas and all of the time that it takes, so I decided that we would have two winners this week as an extra thank you to those of you that found time to go the extra mile!

Our winners this week are Lori Burton

and Denise Parcells!

If you girls would please send an email to with your address we will be happy to send a prize out to you.

If you would like to be eligible for this week’s random drawing, be sure to have your layout created and posted somewhere online, as well as linked to this blog posting by Monday, January 2nd at 11:59 MST.

If you are new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.