Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WITL 2017 {Saturday}


Saturday was another day when I didn't take very many photos and I have to say, it might be a good thing. My album filled up nicely, is quite chunky, and I'm not sure one more page would have fit. Since I'm nearing the end of sharing my album, I wanted to chat a little about my process and what helped me to complete an album that can easily become overwhelming.

Even though the cards and some papers all came from the same digital kit, I wanted to make sure that there were other ways to maintain a cohesiveness throughout my album. I used the same font when making titles and text to add to my filler cards, I used the same ink colors and stamp sets throughout, and I kept it clean and simple in order to make completion of my album attainable.



Working with a kit has always been a time-saver for me, because once the supplies are at hand, I very seldom need to go looking for something else to add in. This time around, it also helped to do my journaling for each day at the start of the day's pages. That way I could gather my thoughts, type and print them out, and not need to start and stop as I worked with my photos.


The last thing that helped keep this manageable was to use my computer to type up titles and phrases as opposed to stamping them out or lining up alphabet stickers. I've always relied heavily on designing cards and templates when it comes to creating my Week in the Life albums and I think a lot of that has to do with the repetitiveness of documenting each day. I find that a formula for each day can be a great tool, not only to provide a consistent look throughout, but it aids in speeding up the overall process because you know that the first page for each day is the same, the second page is the same for each day, and so on.

I'll be back soon with my Sunday pages and final thoughts on what is now my third WITL album. Hope your week has gotten off to a good start!

Supplies
6x8 album trimmed to 3x8 - Echo Park Kraft album
wood veneer day of the week - Ali Edwards
3x4 cards and die cut - Memory Pockets Monthly Renew - The Lilypad and No Rain + No Flowers digital paper pack - Allison Pennington
stamps - Distressed Patterns and Flashy Florals - My Favorite Things, Begin Again and At Home - Feed Your Craft, Plan It Out - Christine Herrin
inks - Seafoam, Melon, Pale Blush Pink, and Catkin - Simon Says Stamp
wood veneer clip - Gossamer Blue

2 comments:

  1. I love the clean look of your pages - they are so well-designed! I agree that a kit and a formula make the process so much easier. Looking forward to reading your final thoughts!

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