Monday, June 11, 2012

Something good will happen today

This past Christmas of 2011 the entire Reed family got together in Atlanta, all 21 of us.  While we were there we got professional pictures taken, some posed shots and some candid.  This picture of Brandon and Grandpa By was one of those rare candid shots that is just perfection.

The poem reads

A boy needs his Grandpa...
For man-to-man talks,
To go hand in hand
on companionable walks.

To fix up his toys
when they no longer go,
To tell him the things
little boys want to know

A boy needs his grandpa...
To sit on his lap
And if no one is looking
They take a wee nap.

As time goes on slowly
Their bond still grows
Each smiling gently
At something only they know.

I found the poem on-line by an unknown author, but change some of it to make it fit these two better.

I had a completely different layout in mind when i first started creating this one.  I had a wooden clock, a metal key, and a metal key hole glued down to the layout when I got the epiphany to use the poem in word strips instead.  I loved the look of the strips, it made the layout look more cohesive and not so disjointed, but i had already glued on the other parts, and when I pulled them off the paper pulled off with it, leaving huge gaps, it looked awful.  So I took gesso and smeared on on top of the "holes" and then smeared black distress paint and black perfect pearls over the gesso.  I did this in more than just the parts of the holes, I also did it other random places to it did not look like i had made a mistake.

 As they say there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, just happy accidents.  I love the final look of this layout a lot more than I did before i changed it!!

I loved these resin edges by Prima, but they were just not the correct color.  I took Tattered angels Shimmer paint and painted over the entire edges, it paint is so thin that it just stuck to the inset of the edge and not the tops.  The colors are so much better for this layout!!

I hope you enjoy my fun little tips!!

Erin Reed - 7/1 - boy LO


  1. Hey! I'm enjoying reading your blog. Hope you're having an amazing summer and feeling great. Blessings,

  2. This is so lovely!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie

  3. Very inspirational!! And your layout is really fabulous!

  4. Soooo pretty! The picture is absolutely fabulous and the colors are striking!

  5. Such a pretty layout!! Thanks for playing in the June Glitz Design blog challenge!!

  6. Gorgeous layout!! Thanks for playing in the Glitz Design blog challenge!!


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