Friday, March 2, 2012

Finishing LOAD

First up, apologies to all my blog friends for my lack of commenting recently.  I've read every post, just haven't had the energy to respond except here & there.  I spent four days in fibro hell and got way behind on LOAD.  But between the 28th and 29th, I got myself caught up, finishing my OLW photo collage and creating my last three layouts.

Because of the push from LOAD, I completed 29 layouts, for a total of 44 pages in February (I'm counting the 14 pages in Rachel's School of Life album as one layout for purposes of my "Twelve" class commitment and I had a couple of two page layouts.) That means a total of 41 layouts and 63 pages to date! I'm pretty sure that I've gone full years in the past without scrapping that much.

LOAD was a lot of fun, although the commitment weighed heavily on me in the last week and I was ready for it to end.  But I enjoyed the end result enough that I'll probably try it again!

template - STudio DD Layerworks #32
background paper - Krystal Hartley "Thankfully"

Template - mine (but inspired by Cathy Zielski)
Paper, Elements, title  alpha - all from ScrapMatters "Unforgettable" Kit.

template - Cathy Zielski
papers - Krystal Hartley "Summer's End" kit (slightly recolored)


Karen said...

I saw the first of these in the LOAD gallery and loved it there. I think it might be my favorite. I do love the colors and papers on the last one though. I think red and yellow are going to be my spring/summer colors this year.

Sian said...

You have been putting in some sterling work on LOAD - a fantastic selection of pages!

I hope you are feeling a bit better for the weekend

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hope you feel better! I love the last layout. Such a great photograph, awesome journaling, and I love the strips of paper you chose.

scrappyjacky said...

You've achieved so much last month,Cheri....some wonderful layouts. And today I love the one of your 2 'soccer' girls.
Feel better soon.

quiltingfool said...

I remember "making a boy" too, and it was so fun, and so great to participate in making a tradition. Another favorite memory is our quilt class at Sarah's school. One of the most memorable things I've ever done. I am so much enjoying seeing your lives revisited through scrapbooking.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Aw, sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well! That's no fun.

Your layouts are also so well done, Cheri. I love looking at them. I was sentimental about the soccer page! I was a band mom when Carrie was in school and even though it seemed draining at the time, I missed it SOOO much when she graduate. Now, whenever I hear a drum corp in the distance I feel sentimental all over again.

Amy said...

I hope some energy returns to you soon Cheri, your efforts in LOAD are fantastic regardless - I have loved seeing all of your pages this month!

alexa said...

These are stunning! You have worked so hard - and I hope you are feeling better by now... I love the photo of the two young ladies from the back in particular. :)

Unknown said...

Wow, good for you!
Great layouts! I loved reading the journaling.

Melissa said...

Way to go Cheri - great job on your layouts, good for you for pushing through. Hope you're feeling better!

scrappysue said...

Cheri, hope you are feeling better. I think you have done really fab with your LOAD, I reckon you have probably made more LO's this month than I ever have. Its funny but today I was having a sad moment; it was sports day at secondary school, which we don't get to attend; DH and I loved Sports day at the Primary school and never missed one. I must make a LO about this, thanks so much for the inspiration! x