Whew! I love doing Layout a Day in February and am so thankful it’s a short, 28 day month. I managed to finish my 2014 family album and get a great start on my 2015 memories. I finished many more than just 28 layouts this month.
Overall, there were over 300 people who participated and almost 5000 layouts posted in our Flickr gallery. What a great accomplishment for everyone who completed layouts! I was thrilled to be a featured designer and am so thankful to the Producer of the event, Lain Ehmann for inviting me.
Here’s some of my favorite layouts from the month – Enjoy!
LOAD2 – inspired by the book Goodnight Moon
LOAD4 – stories that build, inspired by the book The Hungry Caterpillar
LOAD11 – use rhyming like in the book “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish”
LOAD17 – take one image and spread it across two pages
LOAD20 – I went off prompt today…. (use “Judy Moody was in a mood” as your prompt) – However, this layout was the inspiration for the template that I give to my email subscribers.
LOAD23 – share how reading and stories link your family together – another one off prompt to some degree… It’s a layout of a family trip.
LOAD26 – use the colors from the book Madeline (Blue, White & Yellow) in your layout. They’re in there, but subtle, huh?
What I love about Layout a Day (LOAD) is that the prompts are inspirational but mainly the goal is work on scrapping your memories. There’s no rules that say we have to follow the prompt.
I love the theme “Once Upon a Time…Celebrating the books and Stories of our Youth”. Some of the layouts aren’t worthy of my annual family album so I think I’ll create a LOAD215 book that has all the layouts and summaries of the prompts. What’s your strategy for completing your albums this year?