LOAD216 – Days 20 – 26 Roundup

Another week of LOAD (LayOut A Day) is under my belt! Counting today, there are only three days left! I am kind of in awe that I have managed to keep up and have not only created a layout every day for the month of February, but also told some pretty fantastic stories! That’s what I think I love about LOAD the most. The prompts push me to scrap stories from a different view point than I would normally have thought of. Or, they prompt me to tell stories I never thought I had to tell!

This is Lain’s last LOAD but I know our new leader, Alice, is already drumming up some great ideas for LOAD516 this May. If you want in be sure to subscribe to my email list. I’ll let everyone know when sign up starts.

Okay, let’s get to this weeks layouts shall we?

Day 20 – Rapid Melt

LOAD20 - Rapid Melt by Alison Day Designs

The prompt was another geography one so I grabbed more photos from our summer road trip and told the story of how different the Athabasca Glacier looks now compared to the last time I saw it – over 30 years ago! If you read my post from a couple days ago where I talked about using frames on a layout – this is the layout I was referring to. Each embellishment cluster has one of the cut apart frames from a piece of Shimelle’s True Stories patterned paper.

Day 21 – Margaritas & Mayhem

LOAD21 - Margaritas & Mayhem by Alison Day Designs

The prompt for this day was food … margaritas are food, right? Well, that may be stretching it but it was a good opportunity to create an opening page for all my brand new layouts about ScrapHappy Family Reunion last June. The margarita glass and all the cut outs were left over pieces I had from one of the make and takes I prepped for everyone.

Day 22 – Seen at Reunion

LOAD22 - Seen at Reunion by Alison Day Designs

The prompt for this day was to use the colours of the flag of Luxembourg. I decided to try to colour block my layout in such a way as to mimic the flag itself. I LOVE this layout! Sometimes you have an idea or you get inspired by something you see online (this one was inspired by all the washi on my friend Lee-Anne’s layout) and what you make just doesn’t do the picture in your head justice. And then sometimes you nail it. For this one I feel I nailed it!

And I finally used one of those cork bows I received in a kit! Bonus!

Day 23 – Waiting for a Taxi

LOAD23 - Waiting for a Taxi by Alison Day Designs

The prompt was boat … there were no boats at Reunion or on our summer road trip so I had to dig out different photos. These are from our weekend in Victoria recently where we took the water taxi back to our hotel. Totally works! And I finally got to use up my last wood button from a Dear Lizzy pack I’ve been hanging onto for-e-ver!

Day 24 – Best Idea Ever

LOAD24 - Best Idea Ever by Alison Day Designs

The prompt was sports which would normally have me scrapping a soccer story but, I wanted to see if there were any other sports related stories from the summer. And I found these two photos I snapped with my iPhone from an observation platform (so they are pretty terrible) of my daughter and my niece at basketball camp. The large circles are left over from this layout I made last year. Great to be able to finally get them on a layout! Never throw anything away .. you just never know!

Day 25 – Cute Smile

LOAD25 - Cute Smile by Alison Day Designs using frames

If you’ve been visiting my blog regularly  then you saw this one the other day. If not, please head on over to the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop post to read more about this layout and view a process video for it.

Day 26 – So This is What 12 Looks Like

LOAD26 - So This is What 12 Looks Like by Alison Day Designs

And last but not least, this was yesterdays layout. The prompt was ‘landmark’ and since yesterday was my eldest daughters twelfth birthday – making her birth a pretty landmark day in my life – I chose to make a layout about her. You may also notice it’s all shades of teal and turquoise. That’s because it’s also for Shimelle Laine’s weekly challenge. This week the challenge was to create a monochromatic layout. I asked my daughter what her favourite colour was and then went looking for scraps in that colour when making this layout.

Like I said at the beginning, only three more days left in this month (since I haven’t done a layout yet today). Next Saturday I will have my last few layouts to share with you. Until then, have a great week!

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