Thursday, April 20, 2017

WITL 2017 {Monday}

I knew it was going to be a crazy week to document for Week in the Life, so I had prepared my kit and supplies a couple of weeks ago. Initially I had thought I'd do a 6x8 album like usual and had even drafted a couple of inserts. As the week began, I kept thinking about how I wanted to create my album because my early thoughts weren't doing it for me. Coupled with the fact that I had very little photos for Monday and Tuesday, I began to have second thoughts about starting at all.

Late Tuesday, a new plan began to form and I found myself cutting down a 6x8 album and trimming page protectors to create a 3x8 album. It was something I had seen Geralyn of In a Creative Bubble do with a recent travel album she made and I figured with my lack of photos, this would be a great fit.

I'm not good with using a ruler and knife to cut straight and since my album isn't raw chipboard, the washi tape along the edges helped to conceal my poor cutting.

In the past I have made my albums with themed photos for each day, but that was a no go this time, it's more of a snap a photo whenever I remember process. I am trying to get myself into my photos since this week is captured from my perspective. I'm also trying to include more journaling about each day, and thanks to Casie Gutierrez on Instagram, I was inspired to state the facts of each day and a feeling, which I'm using something I'm grateful for.

I had to change around my photos and found myself with an empty slot right after my 3x8 journaling so my solution was to list out how my day went. Now that Monday is completed and I have my formula for each day, I'm feeling hopeful that the following days will come together quickly.

If you have any questions about anything you see or you want to share how you're documenting your week, please let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear from you!

6x8 album trimmed to 3x8 - Echo Park Kraft album
wood veneer numbers and day of the week - Ali Edwards
3x4 cards - Memory Pockets Monthly Renew - The Lilypad
die cuts and patterned paper - Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
stamps - Distressed Patterns - My Favorite Things, Plan It Out and Caffeine Fix - Christine Herrin, noted stamp - Studio Calico, food stamps - Kelly Purkey, Journal It and At Home - Feed Your Craft
inks - Rosie Cheeks, Melon, and Seafoam - Simon Says Stamp, Something Blue - Studio Calico


  1. I love that you decided to stick with it, and think you're awesome for cutting that album, that's something I couldn't do. It's my favorite project all year, and I've learned that our stories matter, and I'm so happy you didn't let not enough photos get in your way. Have a great weekend!! Michelle t

    1. Aww, thanks, Michelle! I was hesitant to cut it because I knew it wouldn't be perfect. You could always use chipboard sheets trimmed to size and then bind it all with album rings if you don't want to cut an actual album down. Hope you've been able to start on your album! :)

  2. Bravo to you for sticking with it - I'm sure it's an unbelievably busy week for you with the kit realease (but that's a good thing!). I don't know if I could cut into an album but admire you for taking the plunge. The facts/feelings approach is a great one (I might use that for a DITL). But more than all that, I want to thank you for getting yourself in your photos and inspiring me to do the same. I felt a little funny taking selfies and timed shots but I am so happy that I did. Looking forward to seeing more of your work as always!

    1. I was worried about how it would turn out, but thank goodness for washi tape! You are so sweet, Susan, and I'm happy to hear that you got yourself included in your photos. Excited to see your album! :)


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