Monday, February 8, 2016

020816 First Week of February LOAD

Through the first week of LOAD!
I prepped a little differently this time.
I browsed through my digital photos & collected some stories.
Alas, I forgot to get adhesive!
Finding creative solutions with that, lol...

Day One: Color/Based on the flag of The Netherlands (red/white/blue)
 I scanned in the 1988 photo of my daughter & paired it with the 2012 photo of my grandson.
Don't you love it when you find the perfect Then & Now photos?
Not a whole lot to say beyond the whens & wheres.
The red interior border is washi tape plus I stitched down those small letter stickers.

 Day Two: Transportation/Airplane
What else but a page about our flight above the Arctic Circle?
A little airplane paper clip starts your eye across the line that I stitched for emphasis.
I scanned a hand-beaded keepsake I bought there & fussy-cut it for an embelli.
The coordinates as the title was an idea I had seen a long time ago - so perfect here!

Day Three: Culture/Music
I kept these ticket stubs since 1986 (!!!) but had no photos from
back in the days of film & developing costs & no cellphone cameras, lol. 
The venue has changed completely since then from 
a wonderfully intimate setting to an arena so no help online with that.
The title is a play on the name of a collaboration of the two artists.

Day Four: Language
 Our favorite restaurant closed last year - bye bye in Italian.

Day Five: Landmark
Throwback to my days of working in a high rise in San Francisco.
The original photo of Patty & I had deteriorated into a mostly orange print.
Add to that the backlighting problems & this was the best save I could manage.
I should call this, Ghost of Basic Gray, as the background is vintage BG & they have closed.
Added just a tad of stamping to fill in those awkward empty spaces...

Greg's Aunt Iva is a legend in the family.
The homestead is still owned by family & we hope to visit it one day.
I rarely use a collection but this is mostly Carta Bella's 2013 Happy Trails.
It's a nice heavy weight paper which allowed for a lot of distressing.
I couldn't resist using that perfect petticoat lace!
For anyone who saw this elsewhere, yes - I added a cow... & changed the title...

Day Seven: Food
SO enjoyed a troll through my stash to find the perfect elements for this page!
I think I got away with the pink because of the kraft's testosterone ;-)
That starburst paper was a forgery in one of my Counterfeit Kits.
I toiled in PSE for far too long to create the "Pinspired" word, but I think it was worth it!

So far I'm rumbling right along & ENJOYING the daily creative play that only LOAD brings.
Have had a chance to visit a bit in the gallery & found some new inspiring scrappers to check out. 

 Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fantstic layouts Leslie :) I love what you did with the prompts and such a great way to show off a week of LOAD you are one smart cookie or should I say Twinkie ;)

  2. Wow! You've been busy & I love all your layouts,so interesting.The Fort Yukon really made me look closely.

  3. You've had a very productive first week. I somehow missed the Twinkie layout in the gallery - very fun play on the dessert/desert!

  4. I love that daily creativity that LOAD brings but I have to admit that I didn't manage any time in the gallery and hardly commented. I know I've seen some of these lovely layouts and your album full of your Alaska cruise layouts must be bursting at the seams already!

  5. I happened upon your blog from a first-time visit to the Counterfeit Kit challenge and have been scrolling along. Okay, I swear that Arrivederci is about a restaurant on Miller Rd in Flint and another layout about Finnabair had a photo taken at Scrappy Chic in Livonia. Am I losing it or are you from Michigan??? If so, Hi from Goodrich!


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