Posts Tagged ‘Recollections’

Stamp Sunday #29 – Chocolate Alphabet Large & Chocolate Alphabet Small

E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large

D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small

Supplies used: Dream Street Papers, CTMH Chocolate Alphabet Large, CTMH Chocolate Alphabet Small, CTMH Cotton Candy Ink, Recollections Glitter Shapes, and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

As you can see on my layout, I really like using these coordinating alphabets together!  One thing you may not notice is that I also used the “*” stamp and added it among the flowers on the background paper.  I was amazed at how well it blended in as part of the pattern!

Use it or Lose it – Challenge 6 Rainbows

Challenge #6 for Use it or Lose it is Rainbows.  You can use the colors, use rain, clouds, or rainbows, however you want to interpret it.

When I hear the word rainbow, I think a rainbow of color.  My new Dotty for You Paper Packet was sitting on my desk at the time and I couldn’t help but notice the variety of colors in this packet so that’s where it started.  My daughter was helping me and found the First Birthday title which surprisingly went with the papers and it came together from there.  The paper isn’t exactly what I consider using up my stash because it is brand new but I mixed it with some older things from my stash so think that counts too!  The flip flaps are not shown but I will be using them for a pile of 4×6 photos on the left page.


Supplies used: CTMH Dotty For You Paper Packet, Cock-A-Doodle Designs Page Topper, Recollections Lace Borders, Paper Studio epoxy stickers, Basic Grey Bling It, and CTMH Flip Flaps.  August 2011 Page Map.

April 2012 Technique Blog Hop – Layering a Window Card

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Layering a Window Card Technique as shown on page 33 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  What you do is create a pattern to adhere to your card so it shows through the window of your card.

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Lisa’s Blog.  If you get lost along the way, go to my previous post for a list of all participants.


Supplies used: CTMH Daydream papers (retired), Two Busy Moms paper, Recollections Glitter Adhesive Borders, Me & My Big Ideas Pink Princess Word, and Darice Finishing Accents, and CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  Dec. 20120 Page Map.

I really dug in my stash for this layout.  I was amazed at how hard it was for my to find purple!  For my variation of this technique, I first cut my window card (1st row, third button over).  Then I cut it at an angle to create photo corners and backed it with the purple paper.  Last, I added rhinestones to the flower centers.

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit Technically Terrific where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Marianne Hancock’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!

Dance Buddies Layout

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Supplies used: SEI Glitzmas paper, CTMH cardstock, CTMH Playful Flourishes stamp set, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge by CTMH, CTMH Black ink, KI Memories Flourish Borders, Kaiser Rhinestones, CTMH Color-Ready Hodge Podge Alphabet Stickers, Martha Stewart Carrara Marble Glitter, and Recollections Glitter Shapes.

These sparkly pictures needed a page with lots of sparkle.  I think I added that.  I ordered the SEI paper online and for some reason only got one sheet and when I went back they were sold out.  It must have looked different on my computer screen because I love it in person and was wondering why I didn’t order 2 sheets.  I stamped the Pacifica blue cardstock with stamps from Playful Flourishes (one of my all-time favorite sets).  I used the new CTMH Ruler for lining up the rhinestones for an embellishment border.  I pictured glittery white letters for my title and really thought I’d find some in my stash but no such luck.  So I had to create my own.  I used a Zig Glue Pen to apply adhesive to the alphabet stickers, then covered with glitter and let dry.

Princess Layout

Supplies used: Close to My Heart Daydream Paper Pack, Close to My Heart Daydream Stickease, Recollections Glitter Tape, Close to My Heart Glitter Glitz, Close to My Heart chipboard.
Challenge: Paper Cutz Challenge #106 – Wish Upon a Star 

This is my layout for the Pagerize This Challenge # 13 on Scrap Our Stash.  You’ve got until September 12 if you’d like to participate!
I started with Julie’s layout in general and went from there.  I ended up with the three pictures on the bottom and liked that but I struggled as I worked on the top of the page.  I had a crown that I kept playing with but it didn’t make the final cut.  I finally came up with the glitter stars and LOVE how they turned out!  The large star is actually multiple ones that are layered together.  I added the Glitter Glitz and it dried as one piece on the top and I was able to create the one large star that I wanted!  I’m so glad it turned out because I used almost my whole bottle!  The lamp on my desk gets quite hot so I set it under there and left it for a couple hours to dry.  That’s my best note as far as how long it took to dry.  Another option would have been to use my heat gun.  You may notice I also added small glitter dots to the background paper.
One thing I did with this layout was combined new product with my old stash to create something I like.  I remember when this paper first came out, I thought it was so cute.  Today I had a hard time making it into something I liked with the matching stickers.  By adding the border (new product) and glitter I was able to create a page that I was happy with and still use up some of my old stash.
Below is a closeup of the stars because they are so pretty!  The smaller one is just a cardstock diecut attached with 3D foam tape.