I enjoyed participating in Ali Edwards' Week in the Life so much last year that I thought I'd give Day in the Life a go. Just like with all of my mini albums, I have to go into them with a plan or else I fear I'll wind up with an incomplete album on my shelf.
Using a chipboard album that I made for another project but didn't use, I then came up with a rough idea of using squares of patterned paper in a grid design with my photo. I really wanted to use my new Instax, but in the end decided it would be better not to stress over getting my photos throughout the day, so I used my phone for all but one of my pictures.
I designed my inside cover page with the date in PS and then made dividers as a fun way to separate my morning, afternoon, and evening. To save myself time, I wrote my journaling by hand and also stamped my titles onto scrap paper to then layer onto my page. That way if I made a mistake (which I made a couple) I could re-stamp my word and not need to re-do my entire page.
I feel like my page layouts are a little different for me, but they turned out exactly as I had pictured in my mind, so I'm happy with that. And I have a completed project which is also good. It was interesting to document one day so closely and I'm curious as to how similar or different another day 3 months from now will be.
Ali Edwards had mentioned possibly doing this project 4 times this year and I had intentions of using this mini book to hold all 4 days, but may have to change that. I used more photos than I'd thought I would and of course wasn't going to give up my mini flair and foam adhesive. Love my chunky mini albums. :)
Day in the Life kit - Ali Edwards
6x6 paper pad - Project Life Everyday Edition - Becky Higgins
alphabet stamp - Studio Calico
lined stamp - Kellie Stamps
ink - black - Michael's, Hybrid Slate - Simon Says Stamp
mini flair - Time of Day - Feed Your Craft
paper tabs - Kelly's Scored Tabs Stamp & Cut