Week in the Life. A scrapbooking project. Started by Ali Edwards and my topic today for the next several Wednesdays.
If you've never done Week in the Life before I encourage you to ride this train. Week in the Life is a week-long project where you document your life in pictures and words. I'm talking your schedule, the minutiae of everyday, the little things, stuff you wouldn't ever think of scrapbooking. Pictures of what you eat, your shoes, the stores you shop at, your schedule, what time you get up, what you use on your hair. Stuff like that. It's an intensive project where you document daily life in a way that you normally wouldn't do.
It's awesome. You never really realize how much your life can subtly change over the course of time. This project will help you see that and help you document your life and all the little things in it.
"It's often the little stuff that's actually the big stuff." - I love this quote and it perfectly sums up this project.
In August I'll be doing this again so I thought it would be a good idea to start posting from last year to get me revved up.
So here's a look back to my 2014 Monday Week in the Life.
My cover page.
My album is a 6x8 size.
To keep this project going I try to follow the same format everyday. Same size of page protectors and use the same set of supplies. I don't vary much. This helps keep this project manageable.
First layout always includes a large photo of me on the left which has the day of the week in my handwriting and the actual date. It also has a bunch of -ing words that describe how the day was for me. Then underneath that I have a paper row of the day of the week.
Each day I'll change colors but I always keep the same style so that the album flows. I'll also add a die cut or sticker that fits the day.
The next item is a 3x8 description of the day using specific times and a brief description of what I did:
*When I ate breakfast, what I ate, what I did at work and the times associated with it.
Turn the page and you get another 3x8 layout. This one I custom-designed. I used part of a picture of a specific topic. In Monday's case I talked about my morning routine. I picked a topic that I wanted to document specifically. Something I wouldn't normally scrapbook about but thought was important. This turned out to be one of my most favorite parts of this Week in the Life.
My Morning Routine. The picture is of my feet on the shower mat in the bathroom.
Next I did 2 - 4x6 pictures that supported the "Morning Routine" 3x8 spread on the left-hand side.
Turn the page and you're on to the next layout. Left: 2-4x6 pics Right: 4-3x4 pics.
All about the food for this day, my love of cooking and a card showing some of the basics for the day: Location, Weather, Eating, Drinking, Doing...
Turn the page and you have 4-3x4 pics and 1 large 6x8.
I chose to add a card called Highs and Lows each day. You can print these out ahead of time if you like then just journal directly on them during the project. I changed the colors each day as well. Just to spice it up a bit.
I concentrated on walking pictures for this spread.
AND that's it. Let's recap. # of spaces to fill: 2-6x8, 2-3x8, 4-4x6 and 8-3x4.
You can use any pictures you want. My layouts are a combination of my DSLR camera and my smartphone. Sometimes I'll adjust in photoshop and sometimes I'll use my phone apps like instagram. It doesn't matter, you can do whatever you like or what feels comfortable to you.
I hope you enjoyed this. If you'd like to look at some of my past Week in the Life Projects click here. Next week I'll be posting another post for Tuesday. If you have any comments or questions on this project please leave them below.