LOAD218 – Day 17

Day 17.  Saturday is finally here.  I can work in the morning, I don't have to work in the dark.  Woo hoo!  Let's look at today's prompt, shall we?  How have your friends helped you become the person you are now OR use the gallery and let one of the LOADsters influence you.  Yep, I can do both. Well, I found a LO that I really liked.  One that was digitally done.  I really like digital LO's.  They are so pretty, and you can do ANYTHING you want.  However, most of the time, I worry that if I … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 16

Let's do this!  Day 16!  Our prompt, when have you taken something too far/challenged yourself.  OR challenge yourself by making a monochromatic layout.  Well, I can do that! I've been totally feeling craft paper this LOAD.  I just love that it's brown, or tan, or whatever you need it to be!  So, I chose craft!  I decided to go to Dinosaur National Monument today.  I thought it would be perfect for a monochrome LO.  I had this scrap of Hambly paper that is a map of Paris.  It was perfect.  I … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 15

Can I just say, it's Day 15.  I had to take Sean to rugby last night.  I had to go visit my dad today.  I had book club tonight.  I didn't have my book read until 6pm today.  Book club is at 7pm.  To say I've been busy is an understatement.  It's days like today that I think I'm just going to give up on LOAD.  And then, this happens... The prompt: I can do anything.  Something hard or difficult.  OR create a LO with 3 elements.  A large photo, 1 solid color cardstock, 3 pieces of patterned … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 14

Happy Valentine's Day!  You know what that means, pay tribute to a strong woman OR use pink, red and white on your LO OR use a heart.  Easy peasy, mac and cheesy!  I knew I would use red or a heart or something.  The question was, what would the subject be. After much thought, I decided to use the photos of my houses in Flint, Michigan.  Both houses are kinda red.  It just made sense.  I found a piece of red vellum in my stash.  I think it was with a piece of green vellum...  Must have been … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 13

Today we were looking at a precious moment OR keeping things simple, one embellishment and a one word title.  Ok.  One.  Just one.  I can do that, right? So, I started out thinking that I wanted to keep working on the first day of my trip.  Our next real stop was a pull out on I-80E.  It was cold, it was misting, it was beautiful.  The perfect foil to the sugar sweet LO I did yesterday. I knew I wanted to use a wood grain paper.  I have a bunch of Hambly wood grain overlays, but I wanted … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 12

Today we were scrapping about change OR change your process OR use a sketch and change it. I decided to change my process. It is SO hard to change your process. It sucks most of the time. Honestly, every time I change my process I really don't like what I've done. So, I decided to try it anyway. Today I started with color. I never start with color. I never start with a piece of bright paper. This time, I remembered this piece of green paper. I've had it for years. Every time I go to use it, I … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 11

Today we are scrapping our fun vacation and travel photos. There were other choices, like add vacation photos and use map-like embellishments. Hmm. I think this prompt I've been doing all of LOAD. While I did this challenge, I'm not sure I did it as well as I could have. For this prompt, I figured I had all my Devils Tower stuff out, so I should just finish ONE part of my vacation.  So, I thought I'd talk about the Junior Ranger program at Devils Tower National Monument.  Now, I have each and … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 10

Today, our prompt was what do you experience or find joy in when life slows down? OR create a LO that has a temporal element in it, like a clock, timer, stopwatch, etc. I LOVE adding clocks to my LO's so that is where I was heading. I thought easy. It' will be done fast. Yeah. That's what I told myself.  I decided that I would talk about Devils Tower National Monument.  When we decided to go to Devils Tower, we had time.  Then we decided to spend FOR-EV-ER in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Don't … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 9

Today's prompt was interesting. What have you started or created? OR create a LO using a wandering line of stitching or pen as a path through your LO. I decided to go with the second choice. When we went to Badlands National Park, we had no time.  The day was almost over.  We were hungry.  We really only had time to drive through.  I thought that was the perfect subject for this prompt.  I knew that I had a map of Badlands somewhere.  Then I started looking.  Not one was the size I was … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 8

Our prompt today was about moving forward, or a recent memory you might forget, or forgotten things in your stash.  Well, this prompt worked for me.  I used the picture I had planned to use yesterday.  It was a good memory that was going to get lost.  I had already forgotten about what Jason's name was.  And, I did use things I had forgotten I had!  Go me! When we were on our way to Michigan, I needed a stop between Iowa and St. Ignace.  I chose Green Bay.  I have no idea why.  But, I'm so … [Read more...]