Monday, October 13, 2008

a week in the life

Two weeks ago, Ali Edwards offered a free class on her blog: a week in the life. I'd seen projects from this before, as she used to teach this at CKU, etc. and always thought it would be a neat project. When I saw that she was going to be doing it on her blog (& doing it along with us), I had to join in.

Taking pictures everyday wasn't new, as I'd been doing it since I started Project 366 back in January. However, the task was now to take pictures throughout the day.

All. Day. Long.

I was a little worried that I wouldn't get into it, as I've gotten a little (just a little) tired of taking pictures everyday. But, I was wrong.

It was fun to carry my camera with me everywhere we went and take photos of places I'd never taken photos before....

(Hmmm, now I'm wondering if that's accurate. I don't think there was any place I'd never taken photos before, but the volume of photos was new to me, that's for sure. ;) )

I decided to house my photos in an 8.5x11" landscape album by Maya Road (the same one I'm using for Project 366.) I chose Bazzill cardstock and some Fall Fancy Pants patterned paper. I created my titles and journaling boxes in Word and printed them out. I trimmed the pages down so that I could frame them with dark brown cardstock. (And, because I'm cheap and didn't have dark brown cardstock, I decided to use some pink cardstock that I'd bought a pack of a couple years ago and use Making Memories brown acrylic paint to paint the edges brown. This worked quite well.)

Here is the title page:

And the double spreads for each day of the week:
(If you click on the photos, you can see them larger.)

A very cool project that would definitely be fun to do again in another season or a few years from now.

Thanks for looking!


Danielle said...

this is really, really cool. such an awesome book to have! day to day life is so important to remember too! :)

Amy W. said...

fabulous project! love what you've done. this is inspiring to me. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, I think this turned out so wonderful! What a great idea overall, and what a cool finished product. I love your 2 page design and how you varied the placement of the journaling block. Love it!

Chrys said...

great project to do!!!

Leah said...

That is really neat, I love what you've done!

Laurence said...

C'est fantastique et me donne très envie de le faire !