lt’s all over. I produced a layout-a-day (almost) for 26 days. On our last and final day, yesterday, our prompt was to do anything we want. I discovered this photo on my sister-in-law’s Facebook page, so I stole a copy of it (I’m known for that with her and my brother…good thing they don’t mind!) because I think it’s a gorgeous representation of them.
The perfect couple.
I didn’t really plan this page, I just felt that a black background looked better than any of the other papers I tried, so I kept up the black and white theme with a touch of red for color. I seem to have this thing with filling up half the page with a margin-less photo, I’ve noticed. I think I got it from either Cathy Zielske or Laura Kurz…or both.
A disclaimer is necessary here, for personal reasons. I want to say to anyone reading this whom I personally know that I realize someone may feel some hurt by this but this is not my intention, of course. I feel strongly that not everyone is meant to be with the person they chose at first. This is perfectly okay (especially if you’re as imperfect as I am…but I don’t think anyone is!). Since life does not always turn out the way we think it’s supposed to (like I know from experience), we learn, we grow, and we move on to another stage in our lives where we find the person we are meant to be with. You, too, are probably half of another perfect match yourself right now. Sometimes, practice makes perfect (I would like to say I should know, but I’ll never be perfect.
Just a little quickie; I’m running late, but I just finished day my layout for day 25. The prompt is to scraplift ourselves, so I chose to do another version of a layout I did for the Design Challenge class (July 17). I use the Moirai Compositor in Photoshop, and it’s a breeze to do. My boss left her job recently, so I scrapped about that (I was the photographer at the party).
One more layout to complete the Mother LOAD. Tomorrow! [whew!]
Day 24 was yesterday, but I’m working a bit of overtime at my job, so please excuse my tardiness with respect to my layout! Yesterday’s prompt was to use lyrics from a song in either our journaling, a title, or the design of our layout. I have a fun photo that I took recently of my husband, and when I look at it, Bobby McFerrin’s song instantly comes into my head.
Today’s layout will have to wait until tomorrow (12+ hr. shift today), and I will do my best to give you #25, and the very last (but not least) layout for this class, #26. Don’t worry, be happy!
The Mother LOAD class is almost finished, and I have started a new one by Amy Tangerine, The Good Life (both at Big Picture Classes). But first, days 22 and 23 of the LOAD.
Day 22′s prompt is about endings. Everything has a beginning and an end, and I could choose any kind of ending I like. I happen to have a sad one I wanted to document, as a matter of fact, so this layout is an appropriate one for me. The local scrapbook store (the only one in town) recently went out of business and closed for good. The owners are two dear women whom I had grown quite fond of; many a time I learned new techniques, acquired inspiration, and felt nurtured there. Megan and Janice are such wonderful people, and I was able to stop by just before they closed to take some photos and say goodbye.
Day 23′s prompt is to capture our lives with numbers. I decided to document a little of me by the numbers.
Yesterday was the start of week one of The Good Life, and we learned how to do a reverse applique on a t-shirt. I have seen this type of decorative sewing, but didn’t know what to call it, and never had a clue how to do it….until yesterday. Amy provided a PDF with instructions as well as a really informative video. Amy makes it look so easy, but for someone like me, it certainly wasn’t! I’ll just have to practice more to get better. Here is my first attempt.
I like cameras.
Just three more days of LOAD, and I can congratulate myself with a nicely filled scrapbook album! See you tomorrow!
Just a quick note for today; it’s the 21st, and today’s prompt is to use a shaped photo (non-square or rectangle). I’m using a template by Cathy Zielske, from Designer Digitals that I made hybrid.
As simple as this looks, I have never had a more difficult time getting a layout done!! I kid you not, I’m not really happy with the way it turned out, but after much frustration, I finally decided enough! It’s done. Thanks for stopping by!
Day 20 is here, and today’s prompt in The Mother LOAD class is to use a photo showing emotion. One week a while back, we were instructed to photograph someone showing some kind of emotion, and when I asked my daughter to help me with this, the photo you see on the layout is what I got! Bless her heart!
Scraplifted from Mandie Pierce; supplies from Studio Calico.
What an 11-year-old. The kid has a way of making me laugh, I’ll tell ya! See you tomorrow!
Welcome back; I finished my layout too late yesterday to post it (I had to catch the latest episode of Inspector Lewis on PBS!), so I have two days to post today.
Day 18: Woodlands Wedding Shower. The prompt for this day was to use a color palette of gray, brown and yellow. Very autumnish, and also the right colors for my friend’s wedding! Her theme is a natural, woodsy one with tree stumps, twigs, burlap, etc. and the colors are very much what we used for a party we put together for her at work recently. Naturally, I forgot my camera, so I used my cell phone to capture some pics.
I was too busy eating and talking to take photos during the festivities!
Day 19: Mom. Today’s prompt is to use an old photo (or any photo that you wouldn’t use if you scrap on a timeline). I absolutely love the photos I’ve acquired from my mother; these are true treasures, and I really enjoy any opportunity I get to use them in a project.
Most of the materials used here are from Crate Paper, the Emma’s Shoppe line. I have always loved sewing on my layouts, but recently I’ve been wanting to do some hand-stitching as well. I’m interested in learning how to do more of that, so I’m going to see if Amy Tangerine can teach me a thing or two; later this week I’ll be starting her new 4-week class atBig Picture Classes, The Good Life. Should be a fun class to learn all sorts of ways to make everyday life more beautiful.
I’ll catch you tomorrow; I’m off now to start my Ali Edwards Halloween mini album (I’ll show you the finished project when I’m done!). Have a great day!
Being that it’s Saturday, our prompt for today at The Mother LOAD was to do whatever we want! It’s a free-for-all! Yippee; I’ve been wanting to use my October Afternoon Rocket Age supplies. But since I don’t have a son to scrap, I borrowed my nephew (he’s so photogenic!) to use with the male-oriented product. Here’s my layout:
I’m late, I’m late! I had work projects to do, and no internet connection for 2 days, so I am very behind! Without much further ado, here are my layouts for days 13, 14, 15 and 16.
Day 13: The Water Tower
Day 14: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Day 15: Labor Day Yumminess
Day 16: Vote 4 Me!
I ignored the prompts for these last four days, instead I just wanted to scrap what I want to scrap and be happy I did that I scrapped at all! Only ten more days to complete the Mother LOAD, and I’m not happy about it at all. I am rather enjoying myself! I’ll be back tomorrow!
Today is “Mother-May-I” Monday, the 12th day in my Mother LOAD adventures. Our prompt for today was to use a bad photo; usually a no-no, but today, “Mother” gives us permission! I’m thrilled because I have plenty of photos that have come out too blurry to use, which is always a huge disappointment. Problems with exposure or color are always easily correctable, but blurriness really makes me mad because I cannot really correct it! Some photos I have would be really awesome if it weren’t for that darn blur factor, so being asked to use one today because it’s blurry or otherwise no good, made my day.
[The face is blacked out on this image so the HIPAA police cannot arrest me...the real layout does not have it.]