glitz design: 8x8 and 6x6 paper pad BLOG HOP

happy happy thursday everyone!!  thank you so much for stopping by!!  you probably are stopping over from noel's blog, or from the glitz design blog! welcome!!

today is the monthly blog hop for glitz design!  it's all about those awesome 8x8 and 6x6 paper pads!  all of the design team have created amazing projects showcasing the paper pads so get ready to be inspired!!

i love the 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads from glitz design.  i use them all. the. time.  i love using them as layers on my traditional layouts and i especially love using them in my project life album.

for this blog hop, i wanted to use them in a new and creative way so i decided to make mini layouts for my project life album.  i took some super cute pictures of my daughter a few weeks ago and wanted to try to include them all together.  i basically used each 6x6 paper as it's own background and then built my layers from there!  i'm adding these into my project life album using becky higgins design d page protector!  the 6x6 papers fit perfectly into the slots!

here's a look at how they will be in my album.  

i love the way they are all so different, but coordinate so well!  (and i'm so obsessed with the grey/white strip paper from the sunshine in my soul collection!).  

and here's a closer peek at each one...

for this "mini" layout, i chose to use a 6x6 photo and the "you" peek-a-boo from the love you madly collection.  i stitched some of the love you madly paper garland down the right side of my page to balance out the words and photo.

isn't this paper fabulous??? i hated to cover it all up!!
for this little "mini", i painted the grey/white paper with some white paint to mute it slightly and then i stitched my typed journaling and photo on top.  i finished this little page with some loose thread, a die cut butterfly, paint splatters and a love you madly giant rhinestone!

i love how the greys from sunshine in my soul and the pinks from the love you madly collection go together!  so soft and lovely!

for this little layout, i used this 6x6 paper from the love you madly collection as my background.  i added two small photos on top of some cut out frames from a dear lizzy paper and layered those onto a piece of stitched tulle.  i decided to add the ribbon around the paper to soften the overall feel of the layout and to direct your eyes at the two cute photos!

and favorite!
for this "mini" page, i layered a heart cut file on a piece of ivory paper from the uncharted waters 6x6 paper pad.  i cut a few pieces of the love you madly paper layers and tucked them underneath my photo for a little texture.  i finished this page with the "hugs & kisses" stamp from the uncharted waters collection.

glitz design products used:
love you madly 6x6 paper pad
uncharted waters 6x6 paper pad
sunshine in my soul 6x6 paper pad
love you madly paper layers
love you madly giant rhinestones
love you madly paper garland
uncharted waters rubber stamp set

i hope i have inspired you to try to create "mini" layouts using the 6x6 or 8x8 paper pads!  it's really fun to mix things up a bit and work on a smaller scale sometimes!!

thanks so much for stopping by on the blog hop today!!  glitz design will be choosing one lucky commenter to send a glitz prize pack to so be sure to leave a comment!!  the winner is picked randomly from one of the blogs included on the blog hop so the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win some goodies!!  please comment only once per blog!

official blog hop order:

Stephanie Bryan -  ***YOU ARE HERE***

Glitz Design Blog -