Welcome to my Artful Adventures post for the LOAD213 Blog Hop! If you are following in order, you have come here from my talented friend Beth Soler’s Scrapping Wonders website.
Do you ever get together with others who share your love of a particular hobby? If so, you know they can identify with your feelings of how wonderful you think your hobby is! If scrapbooking is something you like to do, and you want to find some others who share that passion, then Lain Ehmann’s Layout-a-day (LOAD) February 2013 may be just for you! The goal is to create at least one scrapbook page each day for a particular month, and this time it’s February. Does one page a day sound overwhelming? It’s not — read on!
Along with the basic goal, each LOAD has a theme, daily prompts, and at least one sample layout for each day. If the theme doesn’t particularly tickle your fancy, you can still participate — just get your pages done! There have been LOAD months where I have completed a page day, and others that I ended up with my total number of pages for the month, but perhaps didn’t get them done on the 1 per day schedule. I didn’t care — I still ended up with a pile of completed pages! Yeah ME!
If you are afraid that you won’t be able to complete a page each day and have time for your day-to-day life, never fear! With a little planning, I’m sure you can do it. We all handle it a little differently. Some people may slack off on having a spic-n-span environment, some may use the crockpot for help with meals, some people have a stack of pictures they want to get put on pages and have their own theme…. You get the idea, it may be a little different than other months of your life, but it can be done!
This is one of my favorite layouts! It is a 2 page layout at the end of LOAD212. It is digital and has a mini version of all the other pages I had made during February 2012.
Whether you are a digital scrapper, traditional paper scrapper, or combination “hybrid” scrapper,
You Will Have Fun and Complete Scrapbook Pages!
There is a private Flickr group for the event. You upload your completed page, and receive comments about how fabulous your page is, and how smart you were to think of doing that way! Of course, you reciprocate the favor and pass on the love by commenting on other people’s layouts they share with the group. Soon you will be pinching yourself to see if it is really true — your dream of having a whole bunch of scrapping friends really has come true!
If you do paper layouts, be sure to have paper, pictures, adhesive and some embellishments for your pages. If you’ve been scrapping for awhile, only buy adhesive. USE the stuff you already have! THAT is one of the benefits of LOAD — you can use up your stash. Sshhh….and then you’ll have a reason to get new stuff! I won’t tell, if you don’t!
For digital pages, you may want to go through some of your pictures as a reminder of all the people who live in the digital world of your hard drives. Stop holding them captive and let them get out onto some scrapbook page layouts. I don’t print digital pages at home, but if you do, you’ll want to be sure and have plenty of ink on hand for your printer!
If you sometimes feel stuck in getting a page together, you may want to try the “progressive” page technique. I did a post on the technique last year, and you can find it here.
Also, remember that you can use templates, and by rotating or flipping them, you can really give a page a run for the money! Here’s a few thoughts on using templates or doing some scraplifting.
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