LOAD520 – Day 11

Yeah. Sean punched a hole in the wall today. That's it. Abbey LOAD Day 11 - Day in the Life (song)Story: Use the 'Day in the Life' song inspiration to create a layout that represents a day in your life.Technique: Use time/clocks on your page I wasn't into it today. Sorry. No prompt. Just me and my dad driving through the Chandelier Tree in Leggett, California. … [Read more...]

LOAD510 – Day 10

Today is Mother's Day. It wasn't a great day. It was full of little irritants. Like, John got me new robes. I picked the wrong size. They are too big and look too big. We already washed them. We ordered dinner. We prepaid, and had a time. They were 45 minutes behind. Little things. Lots of little things. There is also the whole mother thing. I miss my mother horribly. But, my mother hasn't been my mother for years. I'd love to call my mother. But, she... Well, it just doesn't … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 9

I signed up for a Scrapbook & Cards Today class a couple of weeks ago. I said to myself, I know I've been lifting or "being inspired" by others lately. OMG! By the time I was done with this one, I was sick of lifting. The instructions were tedious, and so small. They were hard to follow. Now, I'm pretty good at following a picture, so it wasn't an issue, I barely used them. But, not having the product was difficult. It made me realize that my embellishments need to be sorted and … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 8

There were lots of things impeding me from working on my layout today. My lovely son forgot my name today, because I heard "mom" about every 15 minutes. At one point I had everyone in my work space playing Pokemon Go. I closed the door, and people knocked, then dogs barked at me. Apparently, Archie was doing his rounds, and was very disappointed that the door was closed so he barked at me until I opened the door. And, I think it's time to get off of Facebook again. I just can't take it. I love … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 7

Today I continue to be shocked by people. Seriously. People all over Facebook who seemingly just read the headline, and some how get their panties all in a bunch about something that has been true for a long time. It happens all the time, but today it's bothering me. I know it shouldn't. Oh well. This is why the layout is later today. I kept going down rabbit holes about "The Man." Abbey LOAD Day 7: Please, Please MeStory: Please ____________ (fill in the blank)Technique: Grammar … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 6

Today has been 7 business days since I emailed the Guided Studies teacher for help. She also got a request from the principal the same day. 7 business days. And just think, this woman is supposed to provide 2 - 3 hours of work for Sean each week, or support him with the work he already has, but is falling behind with. I think she sees this as a vacation. I just reminded the principal that we've had no contact from her. Again, I digress. I am scrapbooking. I am part of the ScrapHappy … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 5

Today I had to take Archie to the vet. He has this hot spot thing going on, which became infected. Sigh. He's on antibiotics now. Go Archie! Today felt almost normal. Almost. I couldn't go into the vet, she called while I sat in the car. I didn't sign for the credit card bill. After the vet, I stopped by Hicklebees to pick up Seans new book. Then I played Pokemon Go for an hour or so. It was so nice to be out. I felt almost bad about it. But, I digress, it's a LOAD day. Abbey … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 4

One of my favorite parts of LOAD is signing up to be a guest designer. I love getting the prompt early, taking my time, thinking hard, and really making a special LO. I do things I don't normally do. This time was no different. Abbey LOAD Day 4: I Saw Her Standing There. Story: Tell the story of an original vs. a reproduction/copy. Technique: Scraplift a layout! I must tell you that the email I got included the script that Alice was going to use for that video. She referenced Tiffany … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 3

Back to Abbey LOAD! Today we are looking at the album Meet the Beatles, specifically "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Story: Story about hands... holding hands, aging hands, helping hands, little hands... Technique: Blue/shadows inspired by album cover. Yep. I've got this. Well, I thought I had it. John really enjoys taking pictures of Sean and I holding hands. I've scrapped one before, it was at Christmas in the Park, years ago. Then I was like, no. No. I don't want to do that. So I … [Read more...]

LOAD 520 – Day 2

It's beyond hard to realize that we have been in this house for 7 weeks. Seven weeks. Breathe. Seven joyful weeks. Seven weeks full of complaining about school work. Seven weeks of avoiding reading. Seven weeks of the question "can I play Fortnight." Over and over again. But, I digress. Beatlemania: Story: Something you were/are crazy about; Technique: Subtitle/caption a photo on your page Well. I'm crazy about Sean, right? And he is crazy about Fortnight. One thing John and I … [Read more...]