Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Bittersweet Post {Manor House Creations}

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Hi everyone :). I'm here today to share with you my final two projects for Manor House Creations. I've made the decision to step down from my design team spot there~ it's been a wonderful experience and it's truly been a delight to work with their beautiful flowers. Nerrida and Karen really are some of the nicest, most easy-going team leaders out there and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to design for them :).

But let's not make this a sad post- I have two layouts to share that are both dedicated to my sweet boys~!

"Adore Them"
This photo was taken last summer on one of our many, MANY days spent at the lake. It's a special thing to be a mother to boys. I hope to teach them love and respect and have them grow to be as wonderful of a man as their daddy :).

The multiple photos in book-like fashion was not a result of my intentionally printing several photos in order to create in this way. The bottom two were accidentally printed on the backside of my photo paper- I'd put it in the tray wrong. So after making the mistake once, I couldn't remember which way I'd put it in- and did it wrong again, lol! So typical! But rather than just throwing them or stuffing them into my growing pile of unused photos, I just put them to work here :).

 There were so many beautiful flowers to choose from out of the Spring Collection~! The focal flower used here is the white Lotus flower, which comes in many other varieties as well. Just gorgeous :)...

Products Used:

Lotus- white, Capri- aqua, Powder Puff- melon.

Other Products Used:



"Watch"
My boys LOVE to fight...but they also love to play and I just love it when they play NICE. Here we were out exploring one of our favorite destinations and Wyatt had brought some little action figure guys with. Gunner watched patiently as Wyatt played with them in the dirt. Such a precious thing to watch the younger learn from the older...as long as what they're learning is a GOOD thing, haha!!

Such a gorgeous variety of blues and greens. I've used both old and new flowers here to create the perfect mix~!


Products Used:

Ruffles- brights, Mia- green, Powder Puff- blueberry, Springtime- blue, Meadows, Belief, Dahlia- white.

Other Products Used:


Thanks so much for having a look today. Take care of yourself, your families, and I'll be seeing you again soon :),

20 comments:

Andrea said...

oh my! I love how you did the photos on the first one! So clever, even though it may have been a mishap!

Jane said...

WOW! These are both stunning! I especially love the little book you've made with the photos - I've printed mine like that so many times and just thrown them away - must remember this amazing idea! Jane x

Megs said...

such a lovely layout, I love your idea to incorporate all those photos!

Dorthe said...

2 awesome creations! Love all the little details!

morkaren said...

Dejlige LOer begge to, ja det kræver sin "mand" af være mor til drenge (jeg har haft tre) men du skal se, de bliver lige så gode mænd som deres far, han er jo deres "rollemodel" nyd dem medens de er små, ligepulselig har de så travlt med alt muligt andet uden for dit synsfelt. knus morkaren.

Linda said...

Love love love that first layout amazing colour combo and what a fantastic way to display your photos even with an oops you still make it fantastic, I love your colour tones in your black and white photos mine always seam to print so dark.

Elizabeta Dimitrova said...

Both of the layouts are wonderful! I love the tiny beads that you put on your layouts!

pattyo said...

Both layouts are so beautiful! I love the "album" on the first one and the papers. The flowers are so pretty, especially those polka dot ones. Love that little bottle of beads tucked in.

Kim Price said...

So sorry to hear you are leaving Manor House. You always do such a stunning job with their products Erin.

I just love how you have created a little flip book with your photos on your first layout - how sweet is that!

Miae said...

Really gorgeous pages as always! Love how your first page has a "mini book" look!

Chloe :-) said...

Your work is sooooo gorgeous!! I love the details! Love the blues and greens together - so pretty :-)

Sandra said...

Gorgeous pages Erin, I love the puff flowers, they look great for boys pages as well as girls. You've created a gorgeous page with you and the boys.
I saw you got published in our Aussie magazine Scrapbooking Memories - congratulations. xxx

Mrs Frizz said...

that's a shame Erin ... your use of MH flowers has been inspirational ... fabbo creations too by the way.

Davi said...

Wow Erin how beautiful the LOs are! I love how you made to little book look with the extra photos and the dp is make a perfect background ;) The fun colors, flowers and your little puddles of beads are just divine on the second one ;)

Tracey Sabella said...

Such amazing pages, Erin!! Love the microbeads!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Helen Tilbury said...

Oooooh sad :((((( You always do such amazingly beautiful things with MHC!!

Ashley Horton said...

You've done some beautiful work for Manor House, Erin!! I love both of these pages and the gorgeous color and dimension!!

Hilary said...

Oh Erin I've just caught up on your news, and am sad to hear you won't be creating for Manor House anymore. I adore your work, and as I stock a huge range of MHC flowers in my shop your creations and blog have been a wonderful resource! Thank you for the inspiration xxx

Adrienne said...

Wow! Your work is totally amazing as always, but I love that you made your photos look like an open book on the one Manorhouse one. WOw! Beautiful work Erin!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Your boys are so handsome! I really love the LO of the two of them playing together. Sorry to hear you're stepping down from Manor House, but I totally understand. You've done such amazing things with their products and I'm sure you will be missed very much!!