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Friday, February 3, 2012

LOAD ~ Day 3

Short and sweet tonight...because if I don't get to bed soon, the Day 4 prompt is going to hit my e-mail inbox and then I might not ever make it to bed!  This LOAD thing is highly motivating and addicting to me! If you're a scrapbooker and needing some motivation, or thinking about getting into scrapbooking your photos and don't know how to get started, click HERE to find out about Layout A Day!

Today's prompt encouraged us to scrapbook about ourselves.  This was HARD for me as I'm normally behind the camera, not in front of it!  And, from the comments I saw on other LOAD participants, that is a common issue.

But, as I thought about the prompt and scrolled through the years of photos in Memory Manager, one thing kept coming to mind...I always wanted to be a Mom, but it's WAY more than I ever could've imagined.  So, here's what I ended up with...

I have found in doing these layouts that the journaling is more significant on my digital layouts than I used to do with traditional layouts.  Not sure why that is...maybe because I can type a lot faster than I write, hence I keep up with my flow of thoughts easier.  Anyway, I like it...don't LOVE it, but I do like it.

Another benefit I've noticed from the LOAD Challenge is that I am getting inspiration from others.  I have noticed several layouts that I really like.  One concept is to make a "You are X" page...X being the person's age.  Then you describe the person and what they like, what they're involved in, etc at that age.  I think that's a fun idea for the kids' books.  I also saw a 12 on 12 thing where basically take 12 photos on the 12th of the month and then create a layout with them...some of them have been pretty cool.  This ends up being similar to the calendar albums I used to do.

OK...enough rambling.  If you're keeping track...I'm 3 for 3 now!  I'm just happy to have 3 layouts done!

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