Monday, April 4, 2016

Day in the Life {March}

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


  1. Love how this turned out, Elise! Wonderful details and of course I love how the flair fits in perfectly. :)

  2. This is really great Elise, love your format and the stamping on scrap paper..genius!

  3. Oh my goodness I love love love this idea!!!
    Your mini album is awesome and I love all of the photos you did!!!

  4. Great album! Loved to see this glimpse into your day. The square type format really looks cool. So awesome and inspired . Michelle t

  5. Really digging all the white space. I'm inspired.

  6. Love so much about this. I love how you divided the day up with dividers and totally love the pattern paper grid.
    Thanks for visiting and leaving comments on my blog, very much appreciated. On my last post you mentioned that you use Over for editing photos. Is that for iphone and/or android

    1. Thank you so much, Tracey! I always love taking closer looks at projects, so I'll be continuing to stop your blog. :)

      It's available for both operating systems and they often have free artwork as well as a decent amount of ones you can buy. You can add not only your own images, but fonts too which I love that feature.

  7. Nice awesome and I can't believe how quick you got it together! I love the simplicity of your album but you've still captured the whole day. It makes it seem doable even for me!!

  8. Oh I just love this! First, grids are my favorite so I really like the visual they give. Second, I love the basic colors and minimalist style. This rocks, you did a fantastic job!

  9. I loved the sneaks on IG but seeing the whole album totally made me fall in love with it!!!! I LOVE the clean look but the very interesting details, like the torn paper with the stamping, the tag with the staples and much much more! I'm shaking my head as i type because it's just so good!


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