We’re more than halfway through LOAD214, a fantastic month long challenge of creating a layout a day. The prompts that Lain Ehmann and her team send out are fantastic, thought provoking and always a great way to document many of our photos and stories.
I’ve taken part in many LOADs since 2011, and occasionally there is a prompt where we are challenged to create a page not using a photo. Say what? Yup, you heard it right… NO photo! The very first time I heard this prompt I was dumb-founded. Um, the reason I got into scrapbooking was to do something with the photos I was taking. All 200 million* of them!
To create a page without photos sounded so opposite of what I was hoping to accomplish, but I trusted the process and went with it. This time around was no different. About a year ago I had stumbled upon a “Life List” blog post from the creator of the Epiphanie camera bag and it stuck in my mind. Without a doubt, that post definitely inspired my layout!
My twist on it was getting my families contributions along with my own dreams. My 43 yr old hubby, my 7 yr old daughter and 4 yr old daughter – you can guess who suggested what – some might surprise you! Do you have a life list, bucket list or jar of dreams written out somewhere that you keep for easy reference and inspiration? Let me know – I’d love to hear!
As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
*Not really 200 million, just a mere 110,958 and growing…every.single.day. : )
So here are our dreams, in case you have a hard time reading any!
- For our girls to grow up confident, loving, strong in faith, unscathed, happy, compassionate college graduates
- Work with a charity to help build a home in Mexico
- Write a hit summer song
- Spend a holiday feeding the homeless
- Photograph the East Coast during the fall
- Buy a wardrobe I love and feel like a million bucks wearing!
- Travel into space
- Participate in a photography workshop in a foreign city
- Visit Paris
- Visit Spain
- Visit London
- Become a Ballerina-Rockstar or a Ballerina-Princess-Doctor
- Attend Summer Olympic Games
- Family road trip to Canada
- Go on a family Disney cruise
- Ride a hot air balloon
- Reunion with OB (Ocean Beach) college roomies!
- Visit Easter Island
- Visit Mayan temples
- Become an architect
- Learn to play the piano and perform at a play
- Hawaiian family vacation including authentic luau, snorkeling, leis and umbrella drinks
- Jam session with Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd)
- Swim with dolphins
- Swim with nice sharks
- Visit NYC during Christmas, ice skate at Rockefeller Center, and see a Broadway show!
- Photograph for national and international publications
- See Egyptian pyramids
- Gain financial freedom
- Make a million bucks!
- Visit Greece
- Visit Italy
- Visit the Vatican
- Create product line
- Teach at Big Picture Classes
- Be a regular Paperclipping Roundtable guest
- Perform as Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol
- Attend big music festival as a family while girls are in college
- Go on a photo walk with Katrina Kennedy
- Perform in the Nutcracker
- Sell a million Girl Scout cookies
- Visit all 50 states
- Ride an elephant
- Be a tightrope walker and trapeze girl
- Visit Nemo in the Great Barrier Reef
- Learn to stand-up paddle board
I’m sure dreams will be added and change over the years, but I’m over the moon happy to have this little slice of life documented forever more!
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PS. I’m adding this to the Fusion Card Challenge #4 - always inspiring and such fun to play along! If you like getting crafty and sharing your creations, be sure to check it out and link up your inspired creation!