Saturday, February 9, 2019

020919 LOAD Week 1 Roundup

LOAD219: Ruby Red Scissors Week 1 Roundup

Whimsical Musings WM# 301 use product you just had to have + LOAD1 use a rainbow of colours.
I never buy an entire collection but this Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 collection had me at hello! This 2012 feet photo was taken at an Artists Trading Cards group meeting at Capture-A-Memory (now defunct lss). We still exchange projects although we find it hard to get together. We have 5 of the 6 pairs of feet identified, lol.

Whimsical Musings WM#248 be inspired by a secret + LOAD2 a surprise.
My SIL is a twin & my daughter threw them a surprise party for their 30th birthday last fall. I had bought a couple of papers from the Echo Park Let's Party collection. I fussy-cut the balloon animals & banner/speech bubbles papers and had a great time layering everything on top of the Celebrate b-side paper strip anchoring everything down the middle.

Whimsical Musings WM#249 a prescribed color scheme + LOAD3 use something soft on your page.
I ran across a piece of "chicken scratch" needlework that my Aunie had made & knew I could make a great page with some product I have related to chickens. Could I find the piece? Nope. The products are set aside for the day it reappears. (Big bummer)
So Plan B was to use this piece of a souvenir scarf from a British Isles trip Aunie gave us for Greg's graduation gift! We had a fantastic time with her. I had a little trouble with my printer but I just pressed on & used a less than perfect photo. I had the 2001(!)  Anna Griffin paper set aside for the WM prompt and it was perfect for this layout. I will add a small photo of the chalice to the left of our photo when I figure out where it is, lol!

LOAD4 a safe escape, using my February CKC kit.
True to my scrap motto, I've let the patterned paper do the work. The dreamy evocative background is another stash buster - Tim Holtz, I thnk. Simple but powerful.

Off prompt, using my February CKC kit with this retro photo of a big birthday present back in the day.
I have been saving that perfectly Barbie paper, 2011 Teresa Collins Posh/Cameo forever!
I added the tag after the 5th as I was having printer issues. Here's the closeup:

Whimsical Musings WM#286 be inspired by a country walk + LOAD6 Not in Kansas anymore!

This was a lot more of a walk than expected, but absolutely stunning sights made all the effort worthwhile. I rarely do 2-page or multiple photo (11!) spreads. I need a good looking album for our 2015 Alaska trip, which will include 4x6" pocket pages so we don't miss a thing.

LOAD7 scrap about a favorite accessory
 I doubt that I would have thought to add this page to our 6x8" 2017 Fairbanks, Alaska aurora borealis/anniversary trip album, even though it's a real treasure.

I am really enjoying the LOAD journey this month! Permission to create is a real gift.

See you in a week!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh, what a scrappy week you have had. These are wonderful - and that first one is just so eye-catching. Well done, carry on!

    1. Thanks! Loving daily creative time. And the pile at the end is SO satisfying, and making a To Do list for post-LOAD is upping the anticipation for March!

  2. I can only agree at how lovely these are. I've seen some of them before of course - again - and they are as lovely on your blog as they were in the community.

  3. And I'm getting the Indigo Hills 2 collection bit by bit!


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