Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Want more LOAD?

Here you go...

Day 18... a layout for Alex's ornament book:

Christmas 2009

Day 19... Alex is pretty comfortable with the camera and in particular likes taking pictures of himself! I had a bunch of pictures developed from the summer of 2008 and found all of these:


Day 20... My dad took this picture a couple of summers ago and it is hand's down one of my favorites:


Day 21... I had this quote from Alex on the dry erase board in the laundry room for a year and a half! Happy to finally tell the story:

Cool Kid

Day 22... Another fun memory of 2008:


Day 23... More summer fun! Alex was so excited to get this slide and loved watching it be blown up but was terrified when it came down to sliding down:


Still caught up with just a few days to go! This Thursday and Friday I'll be in meetings in Seattle which will make things a little tricky, but I'm loading some photos and supplies on my laptop and will go digital! Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Still at it...

Day 16 and I've yet to miss a day! Sixteen layouts complete. I'm really quite proud of myself. Here are a couple recent entries:

From today. I'm finding some solace in scrapping about Dad...

Day fifteen. A quickie Alex page...
Big Boy

Day fourteen. Another quickie highlighting Alex and Dwight's relationship. The first page I've done about the two of them...
Big Helper

Day thirteen. A special Valentine's Day 'card' for Mark...

I've done a pretty good job keeping up. I've even finished a couple of layouts first thing in the morning. Before work even! Twelve more days seems doable. I'm having a really good time seeing my completed work pile up! Even if my layouts aren't works of art, they are precious stories and they're BEING TOLD! This is the best thing of all!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


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Today's layout is from "Yesterday & Today" a class taught at Big Picture Scrapbooking by Ali Edwards. What a great class that highlights your personal history and makes connections with today.

I'm really enjoying the challenge of LOAD. I'm feeling so productive... I've probably done more scrapbooking this week that in the past six months! Here are a couple more layouts:


Tooth Fairy

Winter '08

Dad's Spot

This one was a little tough. For some reason the last week I've felt a little sad about Dad. I know that 'they' say that grief comes and goes, but it's a whole other thing to go through it. I found this layout to be a great way to channel some of that energy and celebrate his life.

I think the best thing about this challenge is that I'm realizing I don't need to spend hours making a layout. Finished pages are way better than "perfect pages. I can't wait to see the stack when I'm done!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


So, I've taken on a challenge for the month of February... one layout a day, every day, for the entire month. I haven't been doing much scrapbooking lately. Not sure why. The inspiration ebbs and flows. I think about it a lot and have got some ideas written down to keep the flow going. Here's my layout for today:

I decided to catch up on some layouts from classes that I'm behind on. Should be a challenge, but one I'm looking forward to!