I travelled back to the UK straight away (more about that in another post) and then directly back to work so getting back into the rhythm of blogging, scrapping and fitting in a bit of housework here and there has proved a bit more of a problem than usual. Hibernation has followed... but those who know me, expect that!
But just to finish off, here are the last three layouts of the month...
Today's prompt was just to scrap something about why we scrap.
I was definitely running out of steam at this point and wanted to make something simple and pretty. I have done several pages about why I scrap and decided to just focus on one aspect.
Picking out some gorgeous Maddie and Isabella photos, some Emma's Shoppe that Libby had bought me as a surprise pressie ;-) and some Prima that I had been finding difficult to use, I created something easy that made me happy. I added a Reason # thinking that it might be fun to make some sort of series and as it happens, that is exactly what came about on the next day too.
Today's prompt was just to follow your heart - just do your thing.
No problem for me. I mostly only ever do my own thing and follow my heart when I am scrapping. But to be given such a free prompt was lovely. I wanted to break into my oh, so precious For The Record (EP) papers that have sat untouched since I just HAD to have them as soon as they came out.
However, there was a second prompt that I decided to follow too here as my lovely, adorable LOADster friend, Whimsical Nature challenged us all to scrap a page about ourselves. She had created a wonderful page that created a storm of wonderful comments approval and comments and she decided that we should all follow her lead. Also no problem for me. I scrap about me a lot but it's always great to be given the push to put yourself centre stage. I took inspiration from her journalling and used it as my title.
It felt great to use that paper. And it was nice to make something a bit simpler than others this month.
And yes, this became #6 in my newly created series of why I scrapbook. I love it when a plan comes together.
Create a page about the beginning or the end of something.
It has become a bit of a tradition for me over the last few LOADs to make a summary page about the layouts I've made. I've talked about the pile, the community, the lessons learnt so this time a simple page just listing a few numbers seemed the right way to go.
(Can you tell which letters I'm running out of from my favourite AC alphas??? I'm trying to get creative for creating letters out of others!)
Just for the record, during May I made 33 layouts (LOAD plus one for a magazine and one as a present), one of which was a double spread. I used 69 photos - 18 of which were on single photo layouts.
I have just realised that the journalling on this last layout is a little bit off with regard to the number of photos I used on my LOAD layouts, but I'm not going to change it now!
There won't be an official LOAD now until next February for one reason or another, but I will be trying to do one on my own later in the year and I think my fellow LOADsters are talking about creating an informal one too so watch this space for mega-productivity.