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...]

LOAD218 – Day 7

Today there was two prompts, one about advice and the other a time trial.  Yep.  You guessed it, I did neither. Today, we have John guarding the John.  It was so funny.  The morning had not gone well.  We got stuck in a rain storm (story to come later), we missed breakfast and decided to eat at the park (story to come later), we saw a ranger presentation which let Sean be a junior ranger (story to come later), THEN, we went to the bathroom. Now bathrooms are fun in National Parks.  So … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 6

Some days, I have mojo.  Some days, I don't.  I had no mojo today.  I hate that.  Last night I picked papers and photos for my LO, so that when I was fresh this morning, I could just pick up and finish.  Yep.  It was supposed to be easy.  Sigh. This LO is about the Continental Divide at Hoosier Pass in Colorado.  It was a geeky moment for me for sure.  We were driving on Colorado Highway 9 on our way to the Florissant Fossil Beds, just outside of Colorado Springs. The drive had been beautiful … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 5

Today's prompt was "in what ways do you relinquish control to others in your life" or use a sketch. What a prompt!  I often feel like I have no control in my life.  I have an autoimmune disease that often leaves me in pain.  My husband comes home from a long day at work, and my number two job is to get dinner on the table.  Lately, it feels like I'm relying more and more on him to make this happen.  I get half way done, and then I just can't go on.  He always smiles, and says I've got this.  … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Days 3 & 4

Interesting, during the week, it's really easy to get my layouts done and make a corresponding blog post. On the weekends, there never seems to be a spare moment. This past weekend was no different. Between Sean's rugby, Sunny's baby shower and my dad's fractured hip, my weekend was jammed packed. Day 3 I'm not sure I even remember the prompts to share with you. But let's start with day 3, shall we? Pike's Peak in Colorado was my subject today. I think the prompt had something to do with … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 2

Today prompt had three choices, the first one, I was confused about.  The second one, use tiny elements, was interesting.  The third one, use a galaxy theme on your layout, automatically appealed to me! On this massive trip that Sean and I took this summer, we visited Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.  WHAT A PLACE.  Words really do not do it justice.  Lucky me!  This place really met the galaxy theme! I didn't really talk about process yesterday, but today is a great day to … [Read more...]

LOAD 218 – Day 1

Today's prompt, "what unexpected path have you taken," works so well with my project for this LOAD.  Sean and I went on a HUGE summer vacation in 2017.  We drove from California to Michigan.  We then drove back to California, picking up John and seeing National Parks all across the Western United States. There were lots of unexpected paths that we took along the way, but the most unexpected path was the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, in Iowa.  We had no idea that we were going here. … [Read more...]

LOAD517 – Day 5 – Hiking Yosemite

"Magic mirror on the wall! What would you like the mirror to tell you about yourself?"  I'd like the mirror to tell me that I  am a great hiker.  And, that I am a very athletic person... And that I can hike up to Vernal Fall Bridge. My mirror does not say that. Today, I used a map of the Yosemite Valley Shuttle System as the main patterned paper for my layout.  I love using maps in my layouts.  They tell so much about a story.  A map gives a layout information that maybe you wouldn't have … [Read more...]

LOAD517 – Day 4 – It’s my lucky day

I decided that I would scrap our October vacation, so today's prompt didn't really work for me.  "Tell a story about your childhood adventures in singing, dancing, acting, dress-up, or other ways you were the “center of attention”. Use tiny elements on your layout!"  Yeah, I'm not really in the mood to talk about my childhood...  Besides, I've got great stories I want to tell about the National Parks in California that we visited. I immediately thought about this Hambly overlay I had stashed … [Read more...]

LOAD517 – Day 3 – capturing stars

Today, we were given the best prompt, "All the words! Tell a big story with lots of words in the journaling OR tell the story of a sound or quote you often hear."  Woo hoo!  Journaling!  I love journaling!  I knew the perfect story.  Death Valley. When we first got to the park, it was dark.  There was no moon, just million of stars.  I knew that I wanted to try to capture the stars.  I took a picture of, well, nothing.  Of course I couldn't photograph those stars with my phone. Last year I … [Read more...]