LOAD516 – My first Week’s Efforts

LOAD516 class image

In case you’re not aware, I’m participating in LOAD this month. In fact, I’m one of Alice’s Featured Scrappers! Very exciting!!

I’ve already completed my layouts with the prompts I received in advance (and have scheduled those posts to be released on the right days), but I have been trying to also play along each day. So far I’ve completed 5 (and a half) layouts – not a perfect score but sometimes even fun events like LOAD need to take a back seat to real life. I know, I know! Real life! Whose brilliant idea was that anyway?

Want to see what I’ve made so far this month?

Like you have a choice! LOL!

Day #1 – What does a typical day look like?

LOAD516-1 Any Given Sunday

Since LOAD516 kicked off on a Sunday, and I was the featured scrapper for that day which meant that I’d already shared what my typical day looked like, I decided to scrapbook about what my typical Sundays look like. And that tends to be on the side of a field somewhere. From September through March it’s a soccer field, but right now it’s a field hockey field. I’m using some recently purchased Shimelle Starshine products along with my massive stash items! I posted a video to my Facebook page that shows what I purchased. Just click the link above to see it.

Day #2 – You don’t have to like it but I …

LOAD516-2 I'll Have the Lovely Haggis

I’m one of those odd ducks that actually likes haggis. I know, but hey, I’m Scottish. I’m pretty sure it’s in our pledge or DNA or something! While my husband and I were in Edinburgh in 2014 we ate at a fabulous little pulled pork joint where one of the options was to add haggis. So I did! When in Scotland and all that! Pulled pork, haggis, and apple jam. I’m sure it sounds disgusting to most of you but it was really good. I promise!

Day #3 – What makes you laugh?

LOAD516-3 Beauty and a Bear

I’ve been looking for a story line for these goofy photos of my two younger daughters – really only the middle one was being a goof, as usual! And this prompt was perfect. I paired my photos with this gorgeous floral paper of Shimelle’s. Because, why not?

Day #4 – Chores, add them up, how much time do they take?

LOAD516-4 Weekly Planning

I took this photo of my shopping cart in December of 2014 but it never made it into my December Daily. It seemed like a good time to print it off and journal about our habit of writing up a weekly menu.

Day #5 – What is your favourite place?

LOAD516-5 #Scrapcave Evolution page and a half

This is my page-and-a-half page. Originally I just did the 12×12 layout. As I was uploading it I made a note that I had purposefully not journalled on the page as I had too much to say so I’d add a 6×12 accompanying page at some point. Well, I found myself with a bit of extra time that day and a desire to get the story down so I just got to it.

LOAD516-5 #Scrapcave Evolution

The 12×12 came together quickly with three photos from various times – one of where I used to scrapbook circa 2012 (yes, somehow I fit myself in that chaos and created pretty pages), one of the new paint job in progress, and the last one was taken that day, of my desk (that I quickly tidied!) I’ve been wanting to do a layout about my little ScrapCave (as I call it) so this was a perfect prompt for me.

LOAD516-5 Journaling for #Scrapcave Evolution

This is the 6×12 companion page. I chose a light grey background paper to coordinate with the grey Shimelle paper on my 12×12. Then I wanted to bring in the colours from the other page which I managed to do with the turquoise circles. The clocks were die cut from an old Teresa Collins paper and I liked the idea of reflecting the passage of time that this story encompasses.

I have been up to more crafty endeavours over the past few days but none of those were for LOAD. Well, that’s not entirely true. I started to create a layout for the Day #6 prompt which was about hair styles, only to realize half way through that I’d scrapped the pictures and told the story already. And no, there really wasn’t a way to tell a different aspect of the story or anything like that. I admit to having my LOAD train slightly derailed at that point. It happens sometimes but I’ll get it back. Eventually!

That’s all I have so far. I’ll be back on Saturday to share my next batch of LOAD layouts with you. Look for another LOAD516 prompt post and process video as well as a Words on Wednesday post this week. I’ve been a bit remiss with my self imposed schedule of posts so I will have to redouble my efforts to stay on track!

Until then, I wish you a very happy Monday!

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