After posting my Week In The Life Recap, I was pretty excited to begin working on my album. For those that aren't familiar, Week In the Life is a seven day documentary project started by Ali Edwards. You can take a look at my 2013 and 2014 albums here.
As I mentioned previously, this project is definitely exhausting and intense. Putting together the album is time consuming. And in true fashion, now that my album is complete, I absolutely love that I documented this week in our lives.
Today I'd like to share bits and pieces of my completed album with you.
I purchased the black and white album and kit this year and paired it with journal cards and elements from my stash. I simply stamped '2015' on the spine.
This album is definitely a labor of love - bursting at the seems! I almost didn't have enough room to include all of the page protectors.
I trimmed one of the page protectors in the kit to include an overview and thoughts about this week.
Disclaimer: I almost didn't document this week. I had so many excuses as to why this wasn't a good time. This was the second week of school for us and our routine was still in the air. There was nothing quite "normal" about our days as we were still adjusting to school mode from summer mode.
In the end, I decided to keep going. Even in the middle of change, I am glad that I have this snapshot of our lives and how we adjusted to change. I feel like that is important as well.
I did a little abstract acrylic painting during this week and I decided to add it to my album. I scanned my painting and resized it to fit a 6x8 inch page protector. Ali's "week in the life of us" word art is from her shop last year (I can't seem to find a link for it now).
For each weekday, I used the Paislee Press Minimalist 6x8 Photo Templates with a favorite photo and my truth of the day.
I decided to trim the days of the week dividers to 3 inches, in order to break up my pages and add a little texture. The "morning" journal card is from the AM/PM story kit.
Capturing my breakfast and this week's flowers on the table.
On most days, after school drop off, I go for a morning run. It definitely sets the tone for my day and helps me sort out my thoughts.
I printed the Paislee Press days 3x4 journal cards on craft paper and included them for each day of the week with a stamp of the date.
Wednesday was the most hectic day of the week. An unexpected phone call from the school nurse and early pickup + afternoon activities kept me on my feet all day.
I trimmed the 2x2 page protector and included more Paislee Press Elements. Links to specific products I used coming in a post later this week!
Love this journal card from Tina.
One of my most favorite things to photograph are shadows and light. Love this capture from Sunday.