But just a minute - what's that - You're worried you wont keep up! You're worried your pages wont be perfect! And was that somebody in the back who hasn't read THE BOOKS ..................... Ooops me too!!! Well we'll just stay in our craft rooms an extra hour and give ourselves a scrapping detention - shall we????? Seriously .... Are you just putting yourself under too much pressure?
Does every page have to be a masterpiece? NO
Does every page have to use the latest products? NO
Does every page have to take all day to complete? NO NO NO NO NO!!!
Sooooo, lets just PAUSE A MOMENT, lets just have little reality check shall we? The theme of this LOAD is Scrap Happier! The thing is, we are all here to check out of our crazy lives for a little time, every day for one month, to do something we love doing and have a good time!!!! Its really really that simple!!! You can even break the rules, Lain hasn't expelled me from Scrap Happy, or stopped joining in this or future LOADS on account of my being a rebel! Well not yet at least!!! So the first thing to do, is take off all the pressure you have been putting yourself under - grab your favourite drink, comfy chair, deep breath ......................breathe out .................... hmmmmmm and again ...................... ok and RELAX - EZ VOUS!!! Doesn't that feel better?
Right hold onto that calmer mindset - You've signed up for LOAD, so that Lain can inspire you to scrap more, and for one month (and its the shortest one of the year), we are going to be thinking about our......................
Thursday THE WORLD AROUND YOU
Saturday ALL ABOUT YOU
You will scrap things you never imagined you would scrap, and in ways you never imagined you would scrap them! We all love encouragement - so visit the gallery upload photos of your completed layouts and please leave some love for other members of the group! You don't have to leave a comment on every LO - but I love to look at how others have interpreted the prompt anyway - and because I always get a ton of inspiration from my uber talented fellow LOADsters - I also love to jot down ideas to scraplift. Im big on sketches but I always add a note of whose work it is, so that if I upload it here or anywhere else - I can properly credit the person who inspired me - which only seems fair really!!!
OK so preparation wise I shared what I do during the last blog hop - you can find it here if you weren't around last time or just want to refresh you memory! There's a ton of links to other good stuff too - if you have a little free time in the next week to browse!!!!
If you don't achieve the upload every day - don't worry! I haven't yet and this is my Third LOAD!! Although on my first LOAD I did manage to do a LO every day!!! I'm unlikely to win any prizes - but the motivation for me is getting more pages done than I would without LOAD. I'm looking forward to spending the next month with you all, and that is what will make my scrapping happier!!! I cant wait to see what you do and look forward to seeing you in the gallery and on the message boards!!!! And just remember - it really isn't supposed to be stressful - your doing LOAD for fun!!!! Thanks for stopping by - please come again and visit soon!!!! Missing you already - I'll see you on the message boards because I really dont think I can last 7 sleeps before we are able to hang out together!!!!