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Scrapbook Page a Day – Prepping for LOAD215

Scrapbook Page a Day – Prepping for LOAD215

Creating at least one scrapbook page each day of the month is not as difficult or crazy as it may sound at first. Especially if you are doing it with a group of people! LOAD 215 is just around the corner and that is exactly what we will be doing, creating a LayOut A Day. Each day we receive a prompt to interpret any way we choose, or we can just create a page of whatever we like. The goal is to get at least one scrapbook layout done each day.

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How in the world can you be prepared to create scrapbook pages for ideas yet to come? That’s a great question and here are some things I wish I had known before my first LOAD event.

  • Whether you are a paper scrapper or digital scrapper, I think one of the most important things is to take a look at what you have for photos and supplies. Even though I think I am a faster paper scrapper, I usually create digital pages during LOAD. I guess I like the flexibility it affords me, because of the number of kits I have available.
    • Browse through your kits and supplies for a brief review of what you already own! There is no need to spend more money if you already have a stash! You will find that by just reviewing your supplies, you’ll retain that info and be able to more quickly pull together a page.
    • Look at your photos. The same holds true about browsing your photos, and being able to think of a photo that may fit a prompt. When you’ve recently looked at your photos, you’ll think of something that will fit a prompt.
  • If you are paper scrapping, make sure you have plenty of adhesive and sharp blades for your paper trimmer!
  • Listen to the prompt as early as possible each day. That way, it may give you some extra time to process an idea before you actually sit down to create your page.
  • Join the Flickr group and share your pages! It is so much fun to see individual pages, and learn more about our online friends!
  • Don’t compare your work to other people’s. It’s not a contest. If all you did was put the photos on notebook paper and wrote something about the photo, or the story behind it, it would be a perfect page. In the end, it’s all about the photos and the words!
  • If you fall behind, don’t beat yourself up. Life happens! Just pick up and move forward. No matter how many pages you complete during LOAD, it will probably be more than if you had not participated. So be proud of yourself!

If I decide to do some paper scrapbooking during this LOAD, I am excited to already have some of my Close To My Heart Workshop On the Go kits on-hand. They not only include a paper pack, but even have layout instructions for two double layouts, along with embellishments and a special stamp set. How easy can it get?

If you are participating in LOAD 215, I wish you many completed pages!

Here are more helpful hints I’ve talked about before other previous LOAD events: LOAD212  LOAD 213

Be sure and check out what some of my other LOAD friends have to say about getting ready for LOAD.

Karen Fitting from Photos Kept Alive
Nicole Gray from Nicole’s Scrapbook
Alice Boll from Scrapbook Wonderland
Lisa Hausmann from  Recklinghausen Musings
Wendy Aebi from  Life in the Button Factory
Connie Hanks from Clicky Chick Creates

Kristie Sloan from Artful Adventures {You are Here}
Kelli Panique from Use It Scrapbooking
Lain Ehmann from Layout A Day
Christy Strickler from My Scrapbook Evolution
Lynnette Nagle from The Sassy Scrapper
Danielle Leonetti from Scrapper on the Street
Danielle Hunter from Ecoscrapbook
Leslie Smith from Out of the Mire

Heather Dubarry from No Excuse Scrapbooking
Melissa Kay from A Day in the Life Of
Valerie Smith from From Valerie’s Heart
Marcia Fortunato from Musings and Memories

Cheers to YOUR creativity!


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April Scrapbook Challenge at iScrap-n-Snap

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