I am pleased to say I completed my 11th Layout a Day scrapbook challenge last Friday!
I did my first LOAD in October 2010 and I have done 3 a year since then. With an average of 30 layouts created in each challenge, that’s over 333 scrapbook pages. Those stacks of completed layouts are what I love about pushing myself to craft a layout every day.
Each LOAD has its own rhythm and its own personality. Every time I embark on a LOAD challenge, I am never sure where it’s going to take me, but usually there is something that pops up in the middle of the month and I run with it. I’ve started and/or finished travel albums. I’ve made a point to use chipboard. I’ve scrapped photos I never intended on scrapping. This month was no different.
One of our challenges in February was to scrap in a size we don’t normally use. I decided to create an 8×8 page.
I have used this size in the past for a travel album but it’s been a while and I’ve never used for everyday pages. I loved getting back to it. I chose a single picture with a short little story. It was so quick and easy that it became my go-to page style for the rest of the month when I needed a quick page on a busy day.
Here are the other 8×8 pages I created in February:
I have to say I am kind of in love with this size. I will definitely be scrapping more 8×8 pages. It’s a perfect size for those one-off photos whose story might be a little smaller. The ones that are worth documenting, but maybe don’t need a whole 12×12 layout of their own.
I highly recommend trying this smaller size. The pages come together quickly. You can use scraps from your larger pages. You can do it quickly. How perfect would that be for being creative on a stressful day? Just a little slice of happiness in the amidst of every day chaos. My kind of scrapbooking.
So give it a try! You can pick up a 8×8 album like this one to store these little pages. I know it’s on my wish list now! It will be nice to have a little album with these little slice of life pages. Every page counts!
If you like these little pages, give them a pin! If you create a smaller page, link it up here in the comments. I’d love to see it!