It’s May, and that means another Layout A Day (LOAD) challenge is underway again.
One of the reasons I love LOAD is that, while there are prompts every day, there’re no rules on how you must interpret them. And for some reason, this month’s prompts are working really well with where my head is right now, so I’ve been able to easily follow along.
Maybe it’s because I got one of the harder stories told right off the bat with the first page for the month.
Or maybe it’s because I’m concentrating on the story first.
Perhaps it’s because, when I try to do a prompt in one way, but have no photos to tell the story with, I can reexamine the prompt and do another story. (Don’t worry, that first story will be told, but I’ll put together an illustrative photo first.)
Or maybe it’s because I recognize when I’ve already done a page that tells all I want to tell regarding a prompt, and have plenty of other stories to tell.
The all I have to say about that page was done a while ago, and I use it as part of my holiday decorating now.
Maybe it’s because I recognize that prompts are jumping off points, and am willing to go anywhere the thought process wanders.
Perhaps it’s because I give myself time to think and remember before starting a page.
Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because I realize I don’t have to choose one thing over another, or follow directions exactly. I can keep it as simple or as complex as I want, and there’s no one to say I’m doing it wrong.
Which brings us to the whole point: there are no rules in scrapbooking. Thank goodness.