I have done LOAD's in the past and really enjoyed them so I figured this would be a great way to get some projects done. Each day we receive a prompt from our coach Lain. We are in our first week and I have somehow been able to actually keep up and get 7 layouts done.
While the marathon doesn't have an overall theme, there are daily themes:
- Simple Sunday - where we get back to the basics about scrapbooking.
- Mother May I Monday - where you are given permission to break some long-held scrapbooking "rules".
- Take A Picture Tuesday - where we'll use some of the photos we took during basic training.
- Way-Back Wednesday - where we revisit some of the older scrapbooking products, trends, and even photos, and put a new spin on them.
- Thoughtful Thursday - where we go a little deeper with our stories and pages.
- Free-for-all Friday - Where you won't know what to expect until you see it!
- Snack Saturday - where we'll break out some of those snack bags we made during Basic Training to give ourselves a lift.
We then receive a prompt each day to kind of get us motivated. These are strictly optional.
Day 1: Today's prompt: On Day One of our journey together, scrapbook a goal or an aspiration. It could be a big goal (losing 50 lbs.) or a small goal (getting up early to watch the Royal Wedding). It could be a goal achieved, or a goal yet to come. It could be your goal for the next 26 days, or the story of your son's determination to make the first squad in soccer.
This wasn't really a goal but more like a dream come true to visit Hollywood and all the legendary spots, especially Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Day 2: Today's prompt: When was the last time you laughed? A big ole' belly laugh and you thought you were going to pee your pants and snort Diet Coke out your nose? Does just thinking about it right now bring a smile to your face? I hope so, because I'm going to have you tell me all about it!
Now, grab a piece of paper (or open a file on your computer) and write out the who-what-where-when part of the story. You can get as detailed as you want, or just add a few words (sometimes just a word or two can crack you up all over again!). Find a photo of the person, the place, or something related to the time this happened. If you don't have a photo and know you can get one later, you can just leave it blank for now. If all else fails, just add a picture of you (or someone else) laughing. Or even smiling. Don't worry if it was taken four years before the event you're writing about. We're focusing on the LAUGHTER here. The emotion of happiness! Now that you have the photo and the words, put 'em together on a page. Add whatever else you want. Then upload it to the gallery to show us what makes you snort and giggle.
Sad, but I couldn't remember the last time I had the big, belly laugh. So I thought I would find pictures of a really fun time. Baking Brownies with my Bug-A-Boo.
Day 3: Today's prompt: Got your snack bag in hand? Great! Now go find the photo that's been sitting on your scrap space for weeks - or even months. The one you keep saying, "I really need to scrapbook this!" But somehow you never get around to doing it. Today's the day, my friend. Grab it and go - don't think too much. Just get it done. You'll be glad you did. I promise!
The snack bags are 5 ziploc bags that we filled with random embellishments. Mine bag had the chipboard duck, the heart clip, the chipboard blue and yellow tag and the tiny clothespins.