Sunday, 21 August 2011

Week in the Life–The Album

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 nowSmile

week in the life 25 july 394


week in the life 25 july 413

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.

Here’s some of my favourite pages:week in the life 25 july 396week in the life 25 july 398week in the life 25 july 402week in the life 25 july 404week in the life 25 july 405week in the life 25 july 408

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’.

week in the life 25 july 409week in the life 25 july 410week in the life 25 july 411week in the life 25 july 412

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 inspirationSmile


alexa said...

This is super, Linda! I love your Top Three, Facts and Gossip. and those lovely big photos show lots of detail you'll be glad you didn't crop out in years to come because it will remind you of things you couldn't possibly include in journalling as vividly.... Just lovely!

Chicken Licken said...

Love love LOVE this Linda! Can't wait to see it IRL!

Mini said...

There's some fab work there, Linda. Love it!
Sue x

Alison said...

Great job on your WITL how you've put it together
Alison xx

Jo.C said...

These are brilliant - I love the colour and the details you have included. Excellent!

Shari said...

Linda, you have done a wonderful job with this. I love your Facts and Gossip journalling too. What a treasure of an album to have. Love the kit you have used. Fabby job with everything :)

scrappysue said...

Linda, I have so enjoyed catching up on your blog and seeing your completed WITL album. Love that you have added full page LO's (I have that kit, but digital, mmm I think I like it more in paper!), and all the details and journalling cards; such a treasure! Absolutely fabby!

Ria said...

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