Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Week In The Life {Completed Album}

Thanks for hanging in there while I finished up my Week In The Life project (designed by Ali Edwards, you can read about it here.) I ended up deciding to forego the extra pictures. There were a few that I really liked, which I may add into a divided photo sleeve later, but for now I decided if I wasn't going to scrapbook them, I didn't need to print them.

I completed this in Studio J, Close To My Heart's Online Scrapbooking Software which made it super easy to complete several layouts in the same style and papers to keep the album uniform. And it ended up being WAY cheaper than a traditional scrapbook!

The journalling came from my blog mostly which made it easy to cut and paste into the digital pages and I love that it all coordinates! This first page is meant to split as the title and end page of the album, with the daily layouts in between.

Words + Photos







How It All Started
I saw a link from Ali Edwards' blog on her project Week In The Life. She also does a large photographic essay called Project Life, where she documents things every week in photos and in words. This seemed a little bit overwhelming for me, but I thought the week might be something to try. So I researched her blog like crazy and looked at other peoples' creations and decided to give it a try. I thought this would be a fun exercise to get me brainstorming in the craft room as I have felt lacking in motivation for a while now.


I started out as Ali did, just by documenting for the first week. Take your camera everywhere and a notepad and pen to write down your thoughts. Some people found Facebook and Twitter to be helpful in documenting. I really liked the free downloads that Ali herself provided. 


Photos
Week In The Life {Monday}
Week In The Life {Tuesday}
Week In The Life {Wednesday}
Week In The Life {Thursday}
Week In The Life {Friday}
Week In The Life {Saturday}
Week In The Life {Sunday}

Week In The Life {Completed Album}

I had a lot of fun doing this project and hope to do it more often as a great way to document our family lives in such a detail-oriented way. The magical and the mundane should both be spotlighted for us all to enjoy!

Warm wishes,

5 comments:

Karen Pedersen said...

Oh, Trish! This is just PRICELESS!

Paige Dolecki said...

Trisha -

What a wonderful project to document "actual" family life and not just the big days like birthday or holidays. Love it!

Paige

Casandra said...

What a great way to illustrate continuity in your artwork! Love how you were able to pull it all together from your fun stories of "A Week In The Life". :)

Ria said...

Hai Trish, I loove how your album turn out. Simple yet stunning.
I just finished mine too. :)) Such satisfying feeling, right?

Paula said...

What a great idea.... and you stuck with it, too! I think I'd have given up on day 2! LOL!

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