Ali Edwards hosted Week in the Life (WITL) in April and I tried to post photos at the end of the each day here as a way to keep myself accountable to participating in the challenge. WITL is one of my favorite projects, but it can be difficult to keep up throughout an entire week and I hoped that sharing a blog post at the end of each day would make it easier to go back at a later date to put the stories into a mini album.
Week in the Life 2017 Mini Scrapbook Album
My album is 4×6 inches and the covers are white chipboard. I used patterned cardstock from different paper lines to decorate the cover and foam Thickers to make the title. I handwrote “hey it’s…” and “2017” using markers and I’m happy that I included some of my handwriting on the cover instead of just sticking to stamps or alpha stickers.
I used kraft colored cardstock for my pages and each one is 4×6 in size. Many of my mini albums have pages that are different sizes and different types of paper but I decided that it was easier (and quicker!) to stick with one size and type.
The entire album is bound with two rings through holes I made using my handy dandy crop-a-dile. I love that thing and it’s been one of my essential items for years.
Each day starts with a blank page with a white letter sticker for the day of the week and the day stamped below. Super simple and clean compared to the layering and journaling.
The photos from the days are in chronological order and I tried to use my ever-growing collection of stamps whenever I could. I also tried to mix in stickers and different patterned and printed pieces throughout to help me use up some of my stash that I may not use otherwise.
As the week goes on, I got a little more adventurous with my layouts. I tried to fit in layouts with many photos and layouts with single photos to keep things interesting and to challenge myself.
I also tried to step out of my comfort zone a bit by using papers that I love since I tend to hold off on using them because I’m so obsessed with looking at them. I also tried to use patterns and colors I don’t usually reach for like florals and pinks.
My week runs from Monday, April 17th through Saturday, April 22nd. I know that Ali’s challenge was scheduled to run through Sunday, but after all the sun and heat from Saturday, I wasn’t in the mood to document on Sunday of trying to recover and trying to figure out how to play Overwatch.