Friday, February 4, 2011

Scrappin' Away and 5 on Friday

As I mentioned earlier this week, I was looking into a couple classes to keep my scrapbooking rolling for this year.  I decided on the LOAD challenges (LayOut A Day) by Lain Ehmann.  Unfortunately, I'll miss out on the end prize package because I didn't read the "upload daily" portion of the FAQs until I'd missed two days.  But I hold out hope to maybe win something else along the way --- not the Cosmo Cricket goodie package, because I didn't read about it until after the deadline; the same day I discovered the whole "daily" thing.   I seem to see some kind of reading-theme here, or a problem with reading.  Hmmm.... Oh, well, the end prize really is the number of completed pages at the end of the month.  Wow, can you even imagine, 28 pages?  28 completed pages? 

Below are the five layouts I've done so far, plus one more I didn't photograph, it's awaiting photos.  So six in 3 days!  They are all part of my December Daily, and as of last night I have only the 31st to finish.  Well, and print the filler photos.  I did incorporate the first three LOAD challenges into the layouts:  a favorite photo, which wasn't so much as "favorite" as it was "next."  Then a song lyric or title, which is my Day 30 - the White Christmas that came 7 days later.  And one more, which I liked so much I may have to use it here - with all due credit going back to Lain and her LOAD challenge.

It should be fun to see what I can get done this weekend to go with the next challenges.  We have the beginnings of the boys' City Championship Tournaments kicking off this weekend - it's a three week event.  My sweet baby girl will be turning 14!!  Flippin' 14!!  OMGoodness, help me!  So, we'll be celebrating that this weekend.  And there's a Steeler fan in the house - I can only think he inherited it from his uncle who was a Steeler fan as a boy as well - so we'll settle in with finger foods, football and SuperBowl commercials.

Now, you'll need to kick off your scrappin' for February and/or the weekend, so here is your 5 on Friday to get you going.  Drawing from my own work above, which when looking at them, look very "five products."
  • 1 sheet cardstock
  • 1 sheet patterned paper
  • 1 set felt embellishments
  • 1 set epoxy embellishments
  • l length ribbon
For those new, or if you just need a reminder, only the above listed ingredients are allowed on your layouts.  You may add journaling and a title.  Layouts are due Sunday evening.

Alrighty, I'm off to Parent Appreciation Day at the kids' school - where fun and tears are always on the menu.  Nothing says, "Thanks, Mom & Dad for sending us to this school" like the poems, cheers, and songs presented by little round-faced kiddos, that leave bleachers-full of parents bawling.  Should be fun.

Happy Friday,


Lain said...

Hey Lori! So glad you are enjoying LOAD. I like the five item Friday challenge you gave your readers. There are several other prizes along the way, so stay tuned!

Kristin - The Fifth Sparrow No More said...

Lori -

Tell your big girl happy birthday! Mine is turning five next weekend (actually Valentine's day) so I am wondering whare that time goes too!