Friday, January 27, 2012
LOAD Blog Hop - Layout A Day 212
If you have been following my blog you may have noticed that I am an “all or nothing” kind of girl… like in November when I posted every day (all) or December when I posted once (nothing). I think that is one of the reasons why I love LOAD so much. For most of the year I am a sporadic scrapbooker (and by sporadic I mean I might do one or two pages a year).
Except for a LOAD month…. (well, the ones I have actually participated fully in)…
Each day I look forward to that message from Lain in my inbox giving me a gently prod and a dose of inspiration to churn out a layout every... single... day... for a month. Yep, the whole month, every day, and I look forward to it!
If you are already committed to LOAD this February, you can read my post here for some tips to get you started. If you are just thinking about participating..read on…
I want to share with you a few of my personal favourite layouts from past LOADs and some of the things I have learned along the way.
I have learned to tell the little stories, the ones that live inside the big life changing events… the one’s that I am likely to forget but want to remember.
I’ve learned to document the everyday…
I’ve learned to not stress about making every layout perfect… sometimes a picture and some words are all you need.
I’ve learned it doesn’t matter what order you scrapbook in or if you have perfect photos. I am preserving MY memories here people so I get to make the rules.
Last but not least I have learned to have fun with it! Even if it’s a layout where you realize just before you post it that most of your facebook statuses talk about booze or coffee. It’s a month long journey where you will learn to stretch the boundaries of your craft, make new friends and actually finish some scrapbooking pages!
Now head on over to Heather's blog and read her take on the load experience.
There is still time to sign up if you haven’t yet! Just click here to learn more!
If you want to visit the rest of the stops on the Blog Hop, here is the full list: