I’ve got a few new LOAD layouts to share… LOAD commentary in a bit.
A two pager! Grouping photos together like this is one of my favorite ways to create a layout. I have more photos of this day that I need to scrap but these were my favorites. I think I might use some We R Memory Keeper Page Protectors for the rest of them.
I am so thankful for my Grandma. She I am also extremely thankful for the relationship that she and my daughter have. They’re pen pals and because of the letters that Grandma sends, I have learned so many things about her life. I held onto the note she sent with the photo that I used in the layout (I scanned and printed it), which tells what her life was like at 13. I think I get my memory keeping gene from her.
Ah Daisy. My buddy. Love her!
I also came to a realization while creating this layout… I don't always want or need to use embellishments. It was a very refreshing realization.
Don’t get me wrong, I like my embellishments... my buttons, chipboard, little bits of fun. Sometimes though I feel like I use them because I have it, because it’s part of some premade formula for layout creating I have in my head. I finished this layout though and thought – it’s perfect as is. No embellishments. ahh. refreshing.
More about LOAD
So far so good in the keeping up department but if I’m being honest… I’m feeling the pressure. I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep it up. If it was just LOAD it wouldn’t be a problem, but I have other assignments and deadlines too so everything combined is making me stop and take a few deep breaths. Let’s not forget it’s the end of the school year so I’m up to my eye balls in end of the year activities (the busyness of next week scares me!).
This is when I have to remind myself that I’m doing a heck of a lot more scrapping than I have been and that the pressure that I’m feeling is what I am creating for myself. Unnecessary pressure. No LOAD police will show up if I miss a day. Note to self: relax and take it one day at a time and enjoy the process.
I’m throwing caution to the wind and doing one big supply list covering all three layouts: