Day 22 was to be thoughtful and to maybe think about endings. I chose to scrap the supposed end of Summer and arrival of Autumn (keeping the page topical for inclusion in our 2011 album).Day 23 was to scrap in numbers. I considered a day-in-the-life type page, but in the end Iwent with a few random facts.I'm thinking … Continue reading The MotherLOAD Marathon: Days 22 & 23
Day 20 was to scrap emotion. I could have gone with a rehash of this, but instead, I chose this ...... not your obvious shot of emotion, I know. But when I look at this photo I see contentment and patience from DS and I remember the thankfulness I felt while standing in a supermarket … Continue reading The MotherLOAD Marathon: Days 20 & 21
Day 18 was to scrap using this colour combo ...... and here's my response. They're not three colours that I would normally put together, but adding the red and small strips of patterned paper helps it to work, I think. Another page for my New York album, a work in progress. Day 19 was to choose … Continue reading The MotherLOAD Marathon: Days 18 & 19
Day 16 was to scrap a photo that you've already used on a layout. I've tied in this prompt with the current SAG challenge (#10), which was to follow a sketch.You can see this photo on another layout here.Day 17 was a free-for-all, scrap whatever you like. I chose a great photo of three generations. … Continue reading The MotherLOAD Marathon: Days 16 & 17
Day 15 was a biggie for me ~ scrap the 'bad stuff'. Lain showcased a page she'd made about her parents and her mother's Alzheimer's and it really reached out to me. The layout below is one that I've had in my mind since April, I just didn't know where to go with it or how … Continue reading The MotherLOAD Marathon: Day 15
Day 14 and it's on to stamping. Something that I very rarely do, probably because 9 times out of 10, I cock it up. In order to keep things simple, and therefore less chance of the aforementioned cock up, I stamped just the title and a few sentiments.
Day 12 was to use a dodgy photo on a layout. Here you have me, almost cut out of the shot, DS looking away and another mother captured mid-gesticulation. Day 13 was to think about any rituals used when scrapping. Here's what I do: the photo is always first; one that tells a story, obvious or … Continue reading The MotherLOAD Marathon: Days 12 & 13
In relation to scrapbooking, I like a sketch. I particularly like the short how-to videos Shimelle puts up on her blog when she hosts a sketch challenge. What about you you? Do sketches do it for you?Shimelle's current sketch challenge: The MotherLOAD sketch, day 11.
Week 23: Weeding the garden required a sunhat and shades. The latest C.J. Samson was released in paperback. I finished the Times2 crossword (general knowledge) for only the second time since April. We were able to eat supper outside. We went to Heathrow to wave DH off on a business trip. Granny arrived for a stay. … Continue reading Project Life: Week 23 & Shimelle’s Starting Point Challenge
No surprise that I'm technically behind.Day 8 was to scrap about the things that you need as a constant in your life. For me, that's the kitchen calendar, time for Blogger and time to read. Simple.This also ties in nicely with a recent SAG challenge (challenge #5) to use stamps/stamping on a LO.Day 9 was to create … Continue reading The MotherLOAD Marathon: Days 8 & 9