LOAD #26

The LOAD prompt today was to push myself, so I finally decided to complete the pages that deal with Adrianne’s death. I cut up a pair of jeans for the fabric on the page and wrote the following on the back:

“The last conversation Adrianne and I had was in the hall outside the office. I asked her about the holes in her jeans and she said she couldn’t afford new pants. I asked her what size she wore since my 10s no longer fit me since I had gained a bunch of weight back. Even though she was smaller than that, she appreciated the offer. I told her I would bring the pants when I got back from LA. I had no idea it would be the last time I saw her. She died that weekend in a drunk driving accident. I swore that I would get back into those pants–it took me two years to get my act together, and I almost gave up, but I lost the weight before her class graduated. I now wear a size 8. I will never forget AW!”

On a related side note, the ScrapHappy January 2008 LOAD Challenge taught me that I could do anything for 30 days. I started a cleanse in February of 2008 and lost 45 pounds in 5 months! I’ve kept the weight off and am gearing up for another cleanse this summer with the goal of losing another 10 pounds. The May 2009 LOAD Challenge is almost over–it has been a good reminder that I can accomplish my goals!

About Author

My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.


  • saner4
    May 27, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Thanks for sharing the story of your student and the jeans. Congrats on getting in shape! That’s awesome. May I ask what kind of cleanse you did?

  • Anonymous
    May 27, 2009 at 6:07 am are truly amazing! that is such a touching story..and way to go, making it your goal to fit in those size eights! i am beyond impressed. i too am a load participant cranking out pages. congratulations on sharing such a touching sad story with an amazing connection to scrapbooking. well done.

    londondonna on load!

  • Mimi
    May 27, 2009 at 9:53 am

    May her Memory be Eternal.

    Sniff, sniff. And you rock those size 8s.

    (my word verification is fight, coincidence? I think not)

  • Mrs.Spy
    May 27, 2009 at 10:32 am

    What a beautiful and sad story. Congrats on reaching your goals and inspiring others.

  • Crafty P
    May 27, 2009 at 11:18 am

    what a beautiful way to remember you student. congratulations on meeting your goals and thank you for sharing this story.

  • Becca
    May 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story! Congratulations for pushing yourself to do something hard…both the layout and the getting in shape! {hugs}

  • ScrapHappy
    May 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    A truly inspiring story. You are amazing!

    On a lighter note, what cleanse did you do? I need to lose 10-15 lbs. You are right — I can do anything for 30 (31) days!


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