Friday, March 30, 2012

Tree Fort ***Momenta, Frosted Designs, and SWV***

For over a year the Reed family has been talking about building some sort of playground/tree house/fort for all the grand-kids to play on while they are at Chapel Hill with the Grandparents.  We finally decided to build a platform out in the wood line but still visible from the house.  They could have a rope ladder, a rope swing, and other fun items to play on.  Over the last 3 months the clearing of all the underbrush, bugs, small tress and such has been taking place bu in Feb 2012 we finally broke ground and put in the 4 posts for the Tree Fort.  My son Morgan has been tickled pink about this whole process.  He spent days taking about all the things he could do and put onto the Fort.  He drew plans and talked non stop about the entire process.  Funny part was, when it came time to do the first part of building, he staying inside with Grandma and not outside (I think he felt he did not have enough to do and got bored).  Brandon on the other hand, stayed out almost the entire time watching and playing around, he loved it!!

I made this for Frosted Designs, the challenge is to use recycled/upcycled materials in your projects.  I used a piece of cardboard box that some of my scrappy stuff came to me in the mail. I hope you pop on over and play along!!

I got to use the wonderful papers and alphas from Momenta.  I used their Great Outdoors paper pack to created this entire layout.


Erin Reed

Thursday, March 22, 2012

2011 **SiT**

Here is another wonderful picture of my friend's fabulous New Years Eve party in 2010-2011.  I used the wonderful sketch from Sketches in Thyme, so I hope you pop over and play along!!


Erin Reed

Friday, March 16, 2012

imagine wall hanging **SWV and Frosted Designs**

I wanted to make something fun for my mother for her birthday.  I wanted to give her something that I made, but not just a card or a a mini book. So with this in mind I made a cute little wall hanging for her.  The picture is of my son Brandon when he was 18 months old, my mother took the picture.  The squares are 3 x 3 inches and holding them together is hemp string.

The top square is made of cardboard, then the bottom two are chipboard.  I played around with some mixed media Gellato paints from Faber Castelle that I got at a CKC convention class for the top square and some gesso and patterned paper for the middle square.  I did not put any pictures on on the back of the hanging, but you most certainly could and make it two sided.

This project was made for Frosted Designs things with wings challenge - i hope you pop over and play along!!

I hope this inspires you to make a fun little gift for someone special!!

Erin Reed

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Years 2011 **SiT**

Here is another wonderful picture of my friend's son and his girlfriend at their fabulous New Years Eve party in 2010-2011.  I used the wonderful sketch from Sketches in Thyme, so I hope you pop over and play along!!


Erin Reed

Friday, March 2, 2012

imagine **SWV and Frosted Designs**

My husband and Brandon in May of 2011 at the wedding if Hannah (Harris) and Mike Bush.  It was a really hot and sunny day for an outside wedding, but it was lots of fun.  Most of the Reed family was there so it was fun to see all the cousins play at the wedding.

I took this photo of the two of them and I just love it because you can see the profile of both of them.  How similar they look, and how cute and content they are sitting together, Daddy with his little boy, just "Two of a kind".

I made this layout with my Scraps with V kit.  This is one of 2 layouts that you can purchase the supplies for and create!!  Instructions and pictures included!!

I love the balance of the white of the building in the background with the white on the page, and I played up the touch of blue and brown to go with the hints of blue and brown in the photo.  To help offset the "whitness" of the background cardstock, I splattered brown paint and also drew faux stitching around the photo and respective blue paper.

I also created this layout for the Frosted Designs Friday Challenge to use numbers.  I played with the subtitle of "two of a kind" and then I also added the date of "5/11".  Pop on over to Frosted Designs and play along!!


Erin Reed

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