At the end of March, someone reminded me that when life is at its craziest, that’s when it’s most important to carve time out for yourself. And that’s when I decided to sign up for May’s LOAD (Layout a Day) Challenge. I was not under any false pretense that I would actually produce a layout every single day this month; however, I knew that by signing up, by scrapping “with” friends virtually, by being inspired and encouraged by others challenging themselves to achieve the same goal, I’d undoubtedly scrapbook more than I otherwise would this month (especially since the last time I scrapbooked was in 2012). The layouts are admittedly not always my best work, but I’ve come to realize that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I have finally documented some of life’s stories that had not previously been scrapped and may never have wound up in an album had it not been for participating in this challenge.
|The prompt for Day 1 was “Mrs. White in the House.”
Our cat, Mimi, with fur as white as snow, immediately came to mind.
|I think this is my favorite layout to date.
Seeing this picture scrapped makes me want to scrap a “through the years”
layout of the many pictures of the three of us.
|Off prompt again for Day 5, I finally documented the non-traditional Thanksgiving
tradition that my husband and I have been enjoying for the past three years.
|I happened to be going through photos from earlier in the year
and knew I wanted to document this story before it got lost in the cobwebs of my brain.
|Using a photo from my husband’s Facebook feed that I just HAD to scrapbook,
I finally completed an assignment from an online class I’m currently enrolled in
(and miserably behind in).