Following Prompts

Following Prompts

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.

In the News

Or maybe it’s because I’m concentrating on the story first.

building a home  || noexcusescrapbooking.com

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.)

happy birthday || noexcusescrapbooking.com

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.

remembering mini album || noexcusescrapbooking.com

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.

santa page || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Maybe it’s because I recognize that prompts are jumping off points, and am willing to go anywhere the thought process wanders.

grownup? || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Perhaps it’s because I give myself time to think and remember before starting a page.

Lainie-isms || noexcusescrapbooking.com

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.

turn turn turn || noexcusescrapbooking.com

Which brings us to the whole point: there are no rules in scrapbooking. Thank goodness.

4 Responses »

  1. Wow Heather you did start the month with a hard subject didn’t you? It’s a beautiful LO but I was so sad to read that you lost your father so young. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    And I really like the “seasons” page, that looks fabulous!

  2. Heather, I am so sorry to hear about your dad! It’s hard enough to loose the people we love, but when you’re young, it must be even harder.

    For some reason, I’m finding pages coming together quickly this LOAD! Maybe it’s just the fact we are glad winter is behind us! (I have no other ideas on a good reason!)

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