Monday, January 26, 2015

012715 LOAD215 Blog Hop


 I signed up for October 2010 LOAD, my first of thirteen, at 11pm the night before!
It's probably a good thing that I didn't have any idea what to expect, but it also meant 
I had no time to prepare.  Let me give you a little help :~)

Physically 
You really won't want trouble at 11:45 pm when you are 
getting your page done just under the deadline, so...
Check adhesive, printer ink & paper supplies.
Install new cutter blades - you will probably wear them out!

Let your family & friends know you may be A.W.O.L. 
this month and ask for their help & cooperation :~)

Mentally
Commit to daily scrapping for the month.
Commit to at least attempting the prompts.

There are no LOAD police, and ANY pages done beats none, but
 really working to make it happen every day will change your creative life.

Attempting each of the prompts will help broaden your approach 
to how you scrap & plug you into some new creativity.


Ultimately
you are in for the ride of your life!
You will meet a lot of new friends & be inspired by their pages.
You will tell stories that were forgotten.
You will have given yourself the gift of a month of creative play.

You won't love every page you do, but hey! It's only paper & glue.
And the next day? You may just make your most favorite page EVER.

Make sure you take a look at the gallery every day & leave some love for others.
It's so fun to get feedback from others on your pages, too.

So! 

Let me know you stopped by!

20 comments:

  1. Excellent tips Leslie! It really is the commitment that helps you get things done during LOAD.

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    1. You are so right, Heather. Such a rush when you push through & finish strong!

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  2. You are spot on, Leslie! We started LOAD at the same time and oh, how I have enjoyed watching your girls become moms and seeing your grandbabies grow!

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    1. Awww, Kelli <3 Just look at your boys, too! So proud of them.

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  3. Wonderful advice Leslie! You were one of my first LOAD friends and you always leave such lovely and thoughtful comments. Thanks so much for all your encouragement - looking forward to seeing your layouts in the gallery soon!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. So happy you have come on over to the FB group & CKC! You make the most creative, inspiring pages :)

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  4. I was here...read and enjoyed it all! Love your wisdom.

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    1. Thanks, Val (just kidding, Valerie, lol!) Warm up your glue runner & make a 12x12" space on your scrap desk!

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  5. Crazy how this whole thing started! Great simple advice to truly change your creative life. xoxo

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  6. Isn't it amazing how we've come together over the years. I feel like I know you and your family! Great tips. Here's to a creative month!

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    1. Can't wait! I think most of us know each other better than many of our friends irl, by virtue of the 100s of pages we share.

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  7. Fabulous tips :) So glad to see some many friends from CKC in the hop and looking forward to seeing what all you do in Feb with LOAD. I totally agree with you on the Mentally part :) Excited for LOAD just a few sleeps away :)

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  8. Sad not to be joining in this time :(

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    1. You will be SORELY missed! I think you were the hit of October LOAD 2014 :D

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  9. Great advice, Leslie! Looking forward to the ride...

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  10. I'm here again reading your advice and nodding and taking it to heart.

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