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Choose Your Own Scrapbook Adventure: LOAD218

It’s almost here! LOAD218 Choose Your Own Scrapbook Adventure.

Are you ready to take the Layout a Day challenge to scrapbook every day in February? If you want to DO MORE scrapbooking this is one of the best ways I know!

Why I love LOAD (layout a day)

I finally stop collecting scrapbook supplies and finally start using them!

shopping for scrappy supplies

Finally put those scrappy supplies to good use!

 

If you’ve been a bit of a scrapbook collector and shopper, then you might enjoy actually putting your supplies to good use. If you don’t want to hoard your supplies, the best place to ‘save’ them is IN an album, on your layouts!

stack of layouts

This happy stack of layouts is the result of a LOAD challenge!

When I tell people what I’m doing in February they always say, “I could never do that!”

That’s EXACTLY what I thought too, in fact, the first time I signed up on a whim.

Let me tell you about my first LOAD challenge.

I signed up, thinking that even if I complete a few pages I’d be happy, because at least I’d be getting something done. The first day was easy. I made my page, uploaded it to the gallery and gave myself a pat on the back. The next few days went much the same way. I found that because I was part of the challenge I held myself accountable. Other scrappers were commenting on my layouts with supportive words and encouragement. By the end of the first week I realized, “I was doing it! I was scrapbooking a layout a day!” The momentum kept me going, then I had a difficult day. With the craziness of life I just didn’t have time to scrapbook, but by now I was invested. I ran to my scrap space. I grabbed a photo, an awesome piece of scrapbook paper, added a title and dashed of journaling right on the background paper. 20 minutes later I’d produced the fastest layout I’d EVER made. (This was before you could create a layout on your phone in 5 minutes!) And I liked it. It turns out that scrapbooking every day had taught me a few things about scrapbooking. Not every page was a masterpiece, but a lot of them were really great. I also realized I was scrapbooking more stories, and that made all the difference. I loved the layouts and I loved LOAD. So naturally when the next LOAD challenge came I signed up. You know what happened the next time? I finished the entire next one too, right? Not quite! I finished 7 layouts. That’s it. I failed, right? No! I FINISHED 7 LAYOUTS! My average on a good month was 4, so to finish 7 was still fantastic, and they were pages I loved that told great stories. That’s the magic of LOAD!

Let’s be real. Not every scrapper will complete a layout every day for the month. And that’s okay. Imagine doing half of that. Or a third. No matter what the magic number is for you, you’ll finish the month with a sense of pride and satisfaction, and you’ll admire all of the layouts you’ve completed!

Want to join me? Deadline to register is January 31, 2018.

Go to ScrapHappy.org/load218 to sign up!

And let’s use up some of those scrappy supplies!

 

Alice.

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