Stuttering Along

Stuttering Along

This month has not been kind to my LOAD aspirations. Between birthdays and dental problems, parties and new business beginnings, I have not been able to make a page every day. I have made over 29 pages for the month, they just haven’t been every day.

How about a quick round up for you?

This one started with the prompt (cabbage patch dolls!) and ended up here. I may be able to break apart the kit these supplies originally came in now. Woo hoo!

dress up doll

Inspired by the mere thought that I might be able to finish up a kit, I dug around and found a couple flourishes to finish off the next days’ page. Two more packages out of my stash!


No pages got done the next day, but I was comfortable with that since the day after that was a full day crop.

The way to be productive during a crop (at least for me) is to bring pages that don’t need more than a who, what, where, approach to journaling. I can NOT journal any more than that in company. Entirely too distracting!

The first layout finished was this one created during the crop sponsored class. Jennifer Leamy Loftfield of Caffeinated Papercuts did a great job showing everyone some fun Tim Holtz inspired techniques.

trick or treat

I then got cracking and did six more layouts to add to my oldest’s school of life album. The design is very repetitive, so let’s only look at a couple.

This is will give you a good idea of what each year’s title page looks like:

5th grade title page

And this is a set of filler pages:

Fifth Grade filler pages

I’ve got two more filler page layouts and another title page, as well as an end page for fifth grade done. However, since that has other kids on it, I won’t be showing that here. 😉

Sunday rolled around, and I pulled out some more glitter paper to use on a page about my niece.


Sometimes the simplest layouts are the best, aren’t they?

I didn’t escape the full day crop without buying some more stash. However, I don’t believe in saving it, so I used a couple pieces on the next day’s sparkly page:

hello sunshine

Yesterday, I used some lovely Christmas paper that I got from the crop as well. I can’t show that to you right now, however.  How about a little sneak for you?

sketch peek

That brings us up to today. What should I make today? Any suggestions? I’m all ears. 🙂

What do you think?