I am asked all the time “How do find time to do so much scrapbooking”? I work full time, often traveling for my job. Since I also keep busy with my social and volunteer commitments, this is a good question!
One of my tricks is to participate in Layout A Day (LOAD) challenges. For each day during LOAD months, I take some time to create at least one layout. Lain Ehmann, the producer, comes up with wonderful themes and prompts to get me thinking – and sometimes scrapping – differently.
I started participating in LOAD in February, 2011 and have completed 187 layouts through seven LOADs to date. In 2013, I completed 86 layouts because of LOAD.
An unexpected bonus is that the participants have really become like a family to me. We’ve gotten to know one another through these events and look forward to ‘seeing’ friends in the gallery. I’ve even officially joined the Scrap Happy members-only community. Last fall, I participated in a family-only LOAD hosted by community members.
LOAD starts again on February 1st with the theme of Mythbusters – busting Scrapbooking Myths. I’m really looking forward to seeing each day’s prompt! And if a prompt doesn’t work for me, I know that it’s OK to just scrap what I want. Especially since my goal this February is to finish my 2013 pictures – from September through December.
Right now, I’m getting ready by unloading the pictures from my memory cards and organizing them with Historian. I’m taking the time to star-rate all my pictures to ensure that the best ones make it to my layouts. I’m hopeful that this will save me time when working each daily layout.
I’ll share some of my other scrapping tricks soon, but I have to go get ready for LOAD!
If you’re following the LOAD Blog Hop, your next blog is Danielle http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com/
And here’s the whole list, in case you missed someone.
Karen You’re here now!
Lisa E http://lisae-design.blogspot.com/
Lisa H http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com