Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Erin Reed - March DT Reveal

Hi everyone, I am Erin and I live in Texas, USA, but originally from Canada.  I have 4 kids so most of my pictures and layout deigns will be about them!  I am so excited to be apart of Memory Maze and I can't wait to share with you all these wonderful products!!

**Dream Sweet Dreams**

 We had some professional pictures taken of all the kids right before Christmas 2012, so we put a cute little handmade hat on my daughter Catherine (4 months) and we got this adorable picture of her sleeping.  I used the colors of her outfit and hat to act as the inspiration for the layout.

I used the new gelato paint colors to "paint" the doily grey, sprayed some water and used my finger to rub it in, so it created some light and dark areas on the doily.  I then used the doily as the back ground for my title work.  I liked the idea of using 3 different fonts and colors to create a single title.  The top word is a metal sticker, the "sweet" is MM chipboard that I pressed into Black Soot Distress Inks and then sprayed with water and rubbed it in with my finger so it turned out to have a dark grey look, and the bottom word is black alpha glitter stickers.

I also used two MM chipboard hearts (one solid and one center cut out) that I also pressed into Black Soot Distress Inks and then sprayed with water and rubbed it in with my finger, but this time I repeated the technique until they were almost completely black.  I then layered then with small word stickers and paper layers, and tucked above and below the metal flower for a side embellishment.

Memory Maze Supplies
Vintage Doily - L0117
"sweet" -  G0199
Hearts a pair- C0033


**Thank You**

The day after my daughter Catherine was born (8/21/12) we had a photographer come to the hospital to take pictures.  My husband was about to be deployed and I wanted some pictures of him and our new daughter before he left.  In most of them I looked like a zombie, but this one turned out pretty good.  She is just over 24 hours old in this picture.  I am just so thankful for Catherine to be in our lives, hence the title of "Thank You".

 I centered the picture in the middle and used purple as the main color, with accents of grey, black, and white.  I love to use clusters in my layouts, small or large I just love to do them!!  I use all sorts of embellishments in my clusters, so chipboard is just one more of those wonderful things I love to add.

I cut the vintage pram apart and used the wheels and handle in my layout, you can see them tucked in both of the clusters in the pictures below.

I used the MM chipboard word "Thank You" in the larger cluster as the main title for the page.  I pressed all the chipboard pieces on this page into Black Soot Distress Inks and then sprayed with water and rubbed it in with my finger.  I then took two different grey gelato colors and rubbed them into the chipboard to give them a grey metallic look.  In this larger cluster you can see the handle and one of the pram wheels.

 In the smaller cluster you can see the other pram wheel tucked under the matted picture.  Have fun with your chipboard, cut it up, use parts, and play with it!!

Memory Maze Supplies
"Thank You" - C0010
Vintage Pram - S0530


  1. The first one is lovely with the doiley and branches and a great idea to use parts of the pram on the 2nd one.

  2. Your work is magical. Love it.

  3. Love how you incorporated the chipboards in your clusters - beautiful layouts with lots of eye candy!

  4. Love your clusters,beautiful details,fantastic!

  5. Erin these are so gorgeous ~