Monday, September 5, 2011

LOAD Day 5

Today's layout once again incorporates LOAD and LSNED, although I didn't follow either of today's prompts. Several months ago, I shared the story of my hospital stay when I was 11-years-old and a recent incident that reminded me of the lesson I learned at that time. I even pulled out several pieces of memorabilia from those days. I used the journaling from that blog post and the memorabilia to create today's layout.

I also mentioned in that post that there was another story about that same hospital stay, so I thought today would be the perfect time to share it with you. This story is documented in my School Years album (which I created last year after rescuing my photos & memorabilia from an old acidic scrapbook).

Here's a closer look at the journaling that tells the story.

A few days ago, I discovered Nadine's 30 Days of Creativity Challenge from a post on Ginger's blog. Nadine explains the details of her challenge in this post. She's offering weekly prizes, and since I'm already scrapping each day this month (hopefully!), I've decided to join in over there, too. In fact, she featured one of my layouts in her post here.

Is it just me or are y'all also finding September full of inspiration & creativity?


  1. what a great story. I am finding lots of creative inspiration already in Sept too!

  2. great layout and congrats on being featured over on Nadine's blog. I may join the challenge too! September is blowing me away with awesomeness!

  3. I really like the idea of scrapping the Storytelling Sunday posts, I think that LO is awesome!

    That is too bad about the spelling mistake :)

    This whole weekend has been great for creating! Lots of fun to see what everyone is up to. Nadine was smart to have her challenge this month with everyone already doing monthly challenges it's the perfect opportunity to win something!

  4. Oh, what a story!

    Yes, I love September for taking on new challenges. We can get nice sunlight here at this time of year and I like to sit in the autumnal light and create

  5. Great LO's..strange how things turn out! Enjoy LSNED.xx

  6. Great LOs Melissa....I am keeping my creativity at bay this month:(
    I have 'the girls' arriving tomorrow, then Kirsty and I are going up to Barcelona to meet mum and dad, who will then come back here with me for the rest of the month...hopefully lots of pics for a creative October!!
    Alison xx

  7. Melissa, I enjoyed your layout and the story behind it. I agree with you about September seeming so more inspirational. I think that September is the real start to a new year with everyone going back to school and summer vacations ending.

  8. Great story Melissa, yes there is something about September that seems to spark creativity. Sorry i haven't been to visit in a while. I'm doing a spot of catching up now :)


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