Friday, August 28, 2015

Week in the Life {M-T}


For me, scrapbooking is about creating first and memory keeping second. Because of that I tend to put a lot of focus on trying different techniques and I have to tell you, I am really loving the hybrid approach I've taken for my Week in the Life album. I doubt it will replace buying my favorite supplies from companies like Basic Grey or Crate Paper, but it's definitely been a fun learning experience.

Once I'm ready to work on a day I select a digital design to set the color scheme and then I make my 6x8 pages. I print those along with coordinating 3x4 cards (either included in the kit or ones I've made) and my photos. I had a pretty wacky system so it's a wonder it all came together. ;) Since there are so many repeating elements and formats I'll just be sharing just a couple photos for each day.



Monday's selfie was snapped at a stop light while out running errands. The 3x8 pocket focuses on a different topic each day and this was about the dinner we made and how my plans for shrimp and grits had to be turned into shrimp and cauliflower mash. A pretty clean desk and the hottest day that we had that week.

In addition to the Almanac digital kit, I've only been adding in stamping, sewing, labels, and my DOTW mini flair. I used 8 different stamp sets, but I was most excited to break in my newest ones from Kellie Stamps (Alpha Nut and Good Times) and Christine Herrin (More Coffee! and Ready Jet Set). To add dimension, I'm using pop dots on various elements and then sewing and layering to add texture.



For Tuesday I started off with a first thing in the morning selfie and went with a grey and yellow color scheme. My 3x8 pocket talks about the fabric rope baskets that I just had to make and why I don't let myself start every DIY project that catches my eye. I thought the the fun paint splatter graphic was perfect for my story.

I'm hoping that since I've completed a few days I can streamline my process and get the rest of the week wrapped up pretty quickly. We'll see!

Be sure to pop back over on Tuesday, I've got a huge shop update including the most adorable new doodle designs from Brandi Kincaid. I'm telling you, she just outdoes herself with each release!

11 comments:

  1. I am loving your hybrid take on WITL! I certainly think this type of approach is great to get a project going and done in a timely manner. I really need to find the time to experiment a bit with the whole digital side of scrapbooking!

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  2. Cool pages. I love all the elements you're using. Looks awesome. Michelle t

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  3. This is so so good Elise! I love that paint splatter graphic and that you've done hybrid with this project. It is just fabulous! Oh and I totally get "every DIY project that catches my eye", haha. I've told myself that I can't put my WITL pages together until I've finished more of my Little Summer Joy mini. We'll see how that goes :)
    ps - can't wait to see your shop's new release! Debra www.ourlifeincolor.com

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  4. Hi Elise, I live the look of your album it is very unique, you can tell the creating is the part you enjoy 😍 I am super excited about your new releases 💕

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  5. Hybrid really works for you Elise...your colour combos are design are superb

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  6. You incorporate hybrid and technique into your work so beautifully, Elise. These pages are amazing! I'm putting the shop update on my calendar for Tuesday (but you probably already knew that, LOL!) :)

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  7. Love the colors you've incorporated, Elise!!

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  8. Elise your pages are spectacular! Your hybrid-paper combo is definitely working for you.

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  9. Oh the colors are so pretty! The paint splatter is prefect too.

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  10. I love your "make, make, make" page, so fun :)
    I like that you take a selfie every day.
    Always great pages

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  11. I just love these pages! So simple yet so visually appealing. I really like the time blocks!

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!