Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LOAD214 and Project Life

Over the course of February, I have been participating in Layout a Day, also known as LOAD. Some days, I stayed on target with the prompts. Other days, I had very little time. I decided that pocket pages and working the prompts into my PL spreads would help me save time while getting pages in my album.

This will be the title page for my January 2014 album. I saved the vintage postcards expressly for my January pages. I found them in my JBS Mercantile December Antiquarian kit. The Antiquarian always sells our fast since it's chock full of vintage treasures. I used some of my January Main kit along with the January Artisan and Historian kits to complete the page.

The vintage postcards were not quite 4x6 in size, so I mounted them on patterned paper.

This was one of those quick pages I created for Load. We were to journal in incomplete sentences. List journaling worked well for that and allowed me to get a lot of photos on the page. I documented some of our errands and the sites we see as we drive around Nassau. Photo number three was a bit of a triumph. I finally got a nice photo of the chickens that live on one of the cities side streets. I also documented how we don't pump our own gas.There are almost no self service stations here. It's something I put on my list after participating in the Give your Stories Podcast about posing with Cars.

During Janaury, we had lunch with one of the resident rat catchers. A local resident lets this sweet little calico cat live in it's outdoor patio. She visits the customers and helps keep rats away. We also went up to the resort for the buffet. My sona nd I both had our first macarons. When we saw them, I knew what paper I would use. I had this macaron print paper in a Webter's Pages 6x6 paper collection.

Unfortunately, we also had our first sick day in Janaury. The vintage pill box from the January Antiquarian kit came in handy for this layout. I really don't mind adding dimensional elements to my layouts. I also discovered an easy way to use up some of the 2014 cards. I have ended up with several of them. I simply added a bit of washi tape and used some small letters to write 1st illness of over the top. I plan to do the same thing with number cards and other firsts for us this year. This was completed for LOAD 214 as well. We were to document something unpleasant in our lives.

Each month, I take a variety of wildlife photos as we walk the island. Finding a way to document something that is pretty much repetitive can be difficult. For this page, I decided to document how the local birds catch fish. And yes...that is another vintage label in the title. The small silver fish is a German foil fish which was part of the JBS Mercantile August Mini Album kit.

Despite being sick in January, I had a lot of page spreads to create. In fact, I am still not done. I still need to add the fireworks and finish a couple more pages. I really enjoyed mixing my PL spreads into the LOAD prompts. I also enjoyed working on the spreads throughout the month, versus sitting down to do it all at once.

Supply Options
Many of the supplies used came from JBS Mercantile kits. I mixed in some of the Becky Higgins Project Life Core kits. Some embellishments came from the Freckled Fawn Oh Deer Me Kit.

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