Layout A Day 213 is coming soon! February 1st to be exact! I am counting down the days by sharing some of my favorite layouts from past LOAD challenges. If you’ve never taken part in LOAD, I hope to show you this is something YOU CAN DO!
Cutie here was my final layout in the October 2010 LOAD challenge – my first! It was my crowning acheivement as I completed 31 layouts in 31 days! A first for me!
The prompt didn’t really come in to play here for me. (And that is okay! There are no rules that say you have to follow the prompt every day.) As I had been looking for a different photo on a previous day, I came across this adorable photo of my son from 2004. It made me smile and that made it scrapworthy! I printed it off right then and took it to my scrap area so it would be there when I was ready.
When I was ready, this page literally created from the scraps that had accumulated on my desk from the previous day’s layout:
This was Cosmo Cricket paper. I had purchased this paper specifically to go with this cannonball photo and I used it within weeks of buying! Yay! The backside of the blue patterned had all those amazing colors you see in the above layout. Block sheet the cannonball title came from had that adorable red whale and colorful journaling block. Seeing those scraps and my cute little picture laying around inspire me to put the two together!
And, you want to know a secret? The page I had no intention of doing, the one that came together by happenstance, is probably my favorite of the two!
This is a great thing to know about LOAD. When you are creating every day, it’s amazing how often the papers that are right there on your desk, the scraps, if you will, inspire your upcoming pages.
Rarely do I feel like I am starting a page from scratch when I am doing the LOAD challenge. In creating every day, my brain works faster and I make my creative decisions quicker. For me, that’s the key for completing 31 layouts in 31 days!
What unexpected things have helped you scrapbook? A picture you found? A scrap of paper on your desk? Tell me!