Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memory Maze Blog Hop Winner

Thanks everyone for playing along in our blog hop.  If you became a follower of my blog and left a comment on the post you were eligible to win a prize!!
My winner for the hop is
Jennifer Swartz
Please email me your addy so I can get your prize in the mail.
erin.reed @
Don't forget to check the other blog hop blogs to see if you won there too and also the Memory Maze blog too!!
Thanks to all my players!! 
Thanks everyone for playing!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Birthday - Card **Flamingo Scraps**

We secretly made cards and mailed them out to our fearless leader Suzanne over at Flamingo Scraps for her birthday - a big birthday card surprise!!  

So Surprise and Happy Birthday!!
 I hope you have a great day!!

I used some wonderful Pink Paislee ephemera and strips of Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp papers to create this card.  It is striking yet super easy to create.

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Bazzil
Patterned papers - Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp
Ephemera - Pink Paislee
Stickers - Prima
Ink - Prima


Erin Reed

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Best Wishes - Card - Memory Maze Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memory Maze's first ever blog hop!!

If you didn't come from Misty Willis blog or you popped upon this blog and didn't realize we were blog hopping you need to go to the Memory Maze blog and start the HOP! 

You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the prize. Plus some of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. 

 Here's what you could win from Memory Maze.

The Winner will be announced at the Memory Maze blog on the 26th May!
Our theme for this blog hop is Technique, each of our wonderful design team members will show you how to decorate those chipboard pieces or create new chipboard pieces.

 For my technique I used the ability of chipboard to be pulled apart when soaked in water.  Soak the chipboard completely in water for at least 20 min.  Then carefully pull apart the layers.  Most have 2-3, sometimes 4.

 Now I have the same chipboard piece in triplicate rather than just one of it.  I laid each layer out to dry over night before doing anyhting else to them.

 Here you can see how much thinner one layer is compared to the full thickness of Memory Maze chipboard.  Be careful with the thinner layers, they are fragile and flimsy, but perfect if you like flat layouts or use the chipboard as a background layer.

To win a prize from me you need to comment on this post and follow my blog, that is it!!  

Here is a little pic of the prize you will get.  Lot so Memory maze chippies, journal cards, buttons, ephemera, picture frames, fibers, post cards, and stamps!!

Our blog hop runs from today, Monday 20th May, Invite your Friends to play along. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the Prize. 

The Winner will be announced here on the 26th May, but don't forget to also check the other blog and Memory Maze to see if you won!!!

The next stop on the blog hop is Rebecca Mosher so pop on over and let them know what your favorite piece of Memory Maze chipboard is.

Thank you for playing along with our first Blog Hop, we hope that you had fun and will be back to join in again.
Here is a list and order for our blog hop.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Life is good - Gift Bag **Flamingo Scraps**

Every year we have a ton of thank you gifts to give to teachers for all my kids.  I wanted to give a special gift to my sons teacher this year and that included the wrapping just to show her how much she ment to us this year.

I took a regular brown paper gift bag (like a small lunch bag, same ones used for the brown paper bag albums) and used spray mist (Heidi Swapp) to color it to match the Pink Paislee Journal Cards.  I layered 4 different card on top of each other to create a fun layered look.  The I did my faux bling pearls with liquid pearls and placed a flower on top.

The flower is made from Webster's ruffle bloomers and a Gluber (wind the ribbon around the gluber to make it look like a pretty flower) - really easy!!  I took the remaining ruffle ribbon and used it to tie the bag closed (I punched two holes in the top after folding over the top of the bag, the ribbon is holding the bag closed).

There are tons of uses for your paper scraps or for these journal cards - here is just one!!  So head on over to the Flamingo Scraps Store and take a look!!

Supplies Used
Paper bag - Recollections
Mist - Heidi Swapp
Journal Cards - Pink Paislee
Ribbon - Websters
Paint - Ranger
Ink -Prima
Cardstock - DCWV
Adhesive - 3M


Erin Reed

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Best Wishes - Card **Memory Maze**

Happy Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there!!
Mother's Day is almost upon us and for this I created this cute card.  I love the simplicity of the 3D Stackum sheets, all you need is some scissors and go for it you have a wonderful project almost completely ready for you.  The flowers, leaves, Best Wishes paper, and pink patterned paper are all from the sheet.

Similar product used Product ID : DS0418
Pink multi flower

Products used
Cardstock - Coredinations
Patterned paper - Memory Maze
Cut outs - Memory Maze
Stickers - Momenta
Pearls - Recollections
Stickles - Ranger
Foam Dots - rocollections
Adhesive - 3M


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Merci - Gift Bag **Memory Maze**

Teacher Appreciation Gift Bag 

A huge thank you to all teachers out there - none of us could be who we are with out all of you!!!

This past week has been teacher appreciation for my sons.  I created this cute gift bag with the 3D stackums sheets.  The bear, flowers, and green bow at the bottom are all from the sheet.

Similar Product used Product ID : DS0213
Teddy Bear brown

Products Used
Card stock - Bazzil
Cutouts - Memory Maze
Ink - Prima
Stickers - other
Gift Bag - Recollections
Ribbon - other
Foam dots - recollections


Friday, May 10, 2013

Cute Bare Bum **Memory Maze**

When my oldest Morgan was 11 weeks old I got his first smile on camera, it happened to be in the bath tub because he was contained and I had my camera with me.  When we had our second child, Kristen, she started smiling at the same age and I thought I got Morgan's smile on camera in the tub why not her, and it worked.  After I looked at both picture I realized how similar my two children were at the same age, even though they were different genders.  It then became a thing for me to take a picture of all my kids in the same bath tub of just their face at 11 weeks old, so then came Brandon and Catherine.  It is truly uncanny how similar they all look at the same age.

It is bittersweet to me to have this layout as it is one of the only ways all four of my children will be together, as my second child died 1 month after this picture was taken very unexpectedly.  

For all the chipboard pieces I used orange acrylic paint mixed with a little tan paint so it was not so bright.  For the word "Bare" and "Bum" I then used a brown Bic Mark Its pen to trace the letters so they would pop of the page better.

I cut apart the "Bare Bum" from the bear, but still stuck all three part into my clusters at the top and the bottom.  Never be afraid to cut apart your chipboard, especially when it is the perfect words or shape just does not fit with the design for you layout.

 Bare bum 2

Products Used:
 Bare Bum 2 - Product ID : S0601
"Cute" - Product ID : G0169

Products Used
Cardstock - Cordinations
Patterned paper - Bo Bunny
Flowers - Prima, Recollections, and Other
Stamps - Other
Mists/Ink/paint - Dylusions, Clearsnap, Heidi Swapp, Ranger
Chipboard - Memory Maze
Crystals - Prima
Found items - other
Stickers - Other
Brads - Making Memories
Pen - Bic
Punch - Martha Stewart
Doily - Recollections
 Font - Kristen


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