This is the first time I have joined in with Ali Edwards project, Week in the Life. I’m happy to say it’s all complete now
I am not a digital scrapper! I have far too much love of paper, scissors and glue! So of course, my Week in the Life album is all paper scrapbooked. I decided to go with a 12 x 12 American Craft 3 ring album. This is my album of choice now, and I love to do a 12 x 12 page followed by a divided page protector. I always print my photos at 4 x 6, so this makes it simple. No cropping or printing out at different sizes. Another way to keep it simple was to use just 1 pack of paper. In my stash I found a complete pack of Echo Park ‘Life is Good’, which was perfect in it’s bright zingy colours, ‘life is good logo’ and house motifs (as my week was very home based).
So last week, I took every spare moment to scrap and got this project finished! I simplified it even more by using sketches from Shimelle and Page maps. I tried not to be too fussy about my pages and considered them ‘finished’ rather than mess about with too many embellishments.
For the journaling I used 4 x 6 Kraft cardstock. I had completed Ali’s project sheet each day. (Luckily the timing was great, as this coincided with the first week of ‘It’s about Time’, a time management class I was taking on Simplify101, so the logging of time could be used for 2 purposes!) I tried to record certain facts each day, such as weather, my weight, mileage of the car, tide times. Also a few news headlines for each day. So for each day in my album I wrote 2 journalling cards, one called ‘facts’ and one called ‘gossip’.
I have started a list of top 3’s for the week, such as the pop charts, top selling cars etc. I have also recorded prices of petrol, bread and milk. I have 1 spare journaling card that I think I’ll put some facts about this town. Finally as I am avid BBC Radio 2 listener I am including this week’s playlist.
So the mudane facts of my everyday life have been captured for posterity! What a great project! Thanks so much to Ali Edwards for the inspiration