Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gimme an L. Gimme an O. Gimme an A. Gimme a D

WHAT DOES IT SPELL?

 LOAD, LOAD, LOAD! Yes, you heard it here. I LOVE blog hops and I was so excited when I read the email call for blog hop participants for LOAD. So start with Lain Ehmann's Layout a Day blog first, if you haven't already and make your way through the list. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome!

LOAD 211 is only a week away and I started getting my foundation ready early. Knowing that LOAD was quickly approaching, I took advantage of a 99 photos for 99 cents sale at snapfish.com at the beginning of the year. So keep an eye out for sales like that on the many photo sites. I always start with the pics. Don't have your photos yet? That's ok. Take the time to get some real journaling down. Who says you need a photo to scrapbook a page? Not me!

Even Ethan is excited!
Next I  shop my stash. I have so many great papers and kits that I have no need get new stuff. The only thing I plan to buy is adhesive. I think I have enough already, but better safe than sorry. I would rather have a little more than not enough. And glue never goes out of style! I have my Michael's coupons and heading over this week.

Finally, I surround myself with my various magazines and memory-keeping books for a little help. I will anxiously await the daily prompts and emails from Lain Ehmann on the shiny new iPad I got for Christmas. In fact, I created an email filter just for my LOAD emails so I don't miss any of them. Oh and don't forget to sign up for the Flickr group so we can send you some virtual love. See you on the other side.

Leave a comment and be entered to win a Memory Works Ele.men.tary kit by yours truly. Interested in more Memory Works products? Send me an email and let me be your consultant. Enjoy LOAD and now head on over to Gayle's blog to continue the hop.

START HERE: Lain http://www.layoutaday.com
Danielle H. http://scrappindanielle.blogspot.com
Margie http://www.xnomads.typepad.com
S http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
Lisa http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com
Laura http://www.mom2nick.typepad.com
YOU ARE HERE: Rosann http://brooklyngirlnextdoor.blogspot.com
GO HERE NEXT: Gayle http://lifeonlilypadlane.blogspot.com
Jennifer http://atthebluebarn.blogspot.com
Heather http://www.heathersdragonsden.blogspot.co
Tere http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/
Niki http://thepaperpeddler.blogspot.com/
Janet www.khashabfamilymusings.blogspot.com
Lee http://thelinarstudio.typepad.com/embracelife
Danielle T. http://dani-adayinthelifeofacoffeeaddict.blogspot.com/
Junelle http://www.yes-and-amen.com/
Julie Http://www.juleshollis.com

38 comments:

  1. Love your photo of Ethan!! I'm signed up and almost ready to go. Just need to get in a quick photo order. But I'm good on adhesive.

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  2. "Who says you need a photo to scrapbook a page? Not me!" - Love this! Journaling is a great way to prep for LOAD and I wish I snagged that Snapfish deal too!!

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  3. Prompts on your I-pad; I'm so jealous. Can't wait to start, see you there.

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  5. It sounds like I need an iPad to prepare for LOAD, right? I better get on that! (Sorry I reposted so you would know who I am.)

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  6. Feeling the iPad envy over here! I suspect I'm not the only one!!
    I agree with Danielle on the whole journalling thing - thanks for the reminder! See you in the gallery!

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  7. Such a good idea to filter your e-mail! Looking forward to seeing you over in the group :)

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  8. I too am feeling the iPad envy! Love the photo, the excitement is building! See you in the gallery!

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  9. Fun photo!
    Can wait to get started... see you there!

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  10. I can tell you are in a party mood! I can't wait to get to know you in LOAD and I know where to come if I am having a low day~ right here!

    Your enthusiasm is contagious~
    Junelle

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  11. We have a lot in common, apparently. I stocked up and took advantage of that Snapfish deal too. Ready to go and getting more excited with every hop stop.

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  12. Woo-hoo, bring on February 1!! I don't think I've scrapped since the May LOAD, so I've got a lot of catching up to do.

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  13. Thanks for the reminder to stock up on adhesive ~ somehow I always seem to forget that one!

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  14. Thanks for the good tips. Especially adhesive and pictures! I have all my pictures on the comptuer and if I fail to get them printed, then I have to do a digi LO, not so bad - no clean up, but I need to get back to paper scrapping and use some of my stash!!!! Great blog and thanks for the give away!

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  15. Wow - great deal on your photos. You can't beat 99 photos for 99 cents. Can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.

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  16. Love that photo! We're going to have fun!
    See you in February!

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  17. What a fun photo...if you have a bunch of these lying around, then you are ready to ROCK the month of LOAD! See you on Flickr soon.

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  18. All great tips Brooklyn Girl - I can't wait to see you at LOAD 2/11
    Jennifer McIntyre
    @atthebluebarn

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  19. I am so glad I found this hop...I wasn't sure if I wanted to try LOAD...but you all have made it sound so awesome!

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  20. Great LOAD blog hop. I need to stock up on my adhesives, I think I have enough to start, but may need some mid month. Better order now though. Thanks for the tips.

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  21. an email filter> sounds like something I need to figure out how to do! thanks for sharing your tips!

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  22. Thanks for the tips. I'm enjoying the hop.

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  23. Can't wait to see all you create!!! See you in the Flickr gallery!!!

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  24. Thanks for the advice. Looking forward to my 2nd LOAD!

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  25. Can't wait for my 6th round of LOAD!!

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  26. Hopping thru! Good to hear another person shopping their stash. (Although...that's usually my plan but sometimes I get a bit "derailed") Can't wait to see your LOs w/ Ethan. He looks like a total character, as my mom would say :) Heidi (aka move4life)

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  27. Great tips! And if the prompt calls for a memory that I don't have a picture for I'll remember your blog!

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  29. Thanks for all the tips! Your son is a cutie!

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  31. I can't wait to see what you create! See you in February! Oh and I love the Memory Works Ele.men.tary kit...gotta get the add ons now! Love them!

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  32. Thanks for the energy! I'm getting pumped! Love the me school kit AND my new iPad! :)

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  33. That would be the MW school kit....

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  34. I'm so looking forward to LOAD...counting the days! You have an iPad??? I'm so jealous!

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  35. Wow - I got excited just reading your post - LOL! You are super prepared and will probably do more than a layout a day! Good Luck!

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  36. Santa brought an iPad this way too! I'm looking forward to having it sit in my scrap space so I can be connected to LOAD 211 over at Flickr while I scrap! WooHoo!

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  37. I'm not signed up for LOAD as I'm already doing Project Life and One Little Word but I'll be following your blog to see your journey thru this class.

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