Monday, November 14, 2011

Picture this! New stacks.

Just in case you needed any enabling to add to your paper hoard...I took some pics at my Michael's last week. Now Michael's has many stacks that have been showing up (like for Halloween) that reminded many of other manufacturer's exact prints. Well, it turns out that DCWV is one manufacturer that has confirmed that they are making stacks exclusively for Michael's that are "branded" under the Recollections name. I apologize in advance for the sneaky (crappy) cell phone pics...but you can try clicking on them to see them larger (and likely blurrier, LOL!)

So, here's a few of the new Christmas "Recollections Signature" lines. Anyone recognize any? Any favorites?

Jolly and Bright has a retro/vintage feel to it with the kitschy teal, green, and a slightly salmon tint to the reds.

Belive has soft mossy greens and rust colored red, a little "aged" but not really grungy/shabby.

Naughty or Nice...very familiar, No?

O Christmas Tree - grey blues, olive green, deep dark red. And, of course, trees everywhere.

Classic Christmas - an exclusive Colored Core pad with Christmas icons.

Warm Wishes - reminds me of tole painting and country Christmas. Lots of folksy images here.

The 12 Days - each paper has one lyric from the song and then coordinating prints.

The Ballet has several great pages that would be perfect for the Nutcracker, but plenty of others that work for dance classes or recitals in general. It's plums and mossy green.

Photo Real Christmas. What more to say? I never know how I would use these full size pages with giant huge images. I mean, if half the pics covered up with other pictures, why does it matter?

Winter Wonderland has a kind of hodge podge - some "photo real", some print, some plaids.

Holiday Traditions has that very old fashioned vintage charm. Like Coca Cola Santas, kids in their kerchiefs,  and engraved images...

So, what do you think? I never had the chance to pick up any of the Halloween stacks...my store skipped right over that holiday for papercrafting. Which is really sad...because though it is only "ONE DAY" in the scrapbook...the cute, sweet, spooky, quirky images always make me want to buy them all and save them to admire.

Think you can see yourself using any of these Christmas stacks? Are you a stackaholic? What do you think of the exclusive "Recollections" push? Is it a way to not have to price match the lower DCWV prices when they are on sale at JoAnn's?

eta: yup! there are a ton of stacks...the reason for the cell phone pics is that I didn't buy a single one of them!