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Ali Edwards Design Inc. | Weblog: Week In The Life™ 2023


Welcome to a take a look at my “nearly” full Week In The Life™ album for 2023. I’ve bought only a couple areas remaining to fill (you will see these beneath) and felt like this can be a good time to share your entire factor. This can be a huge submit with a whole lot of images and a video so seize your favourite beverage and let’s dive in and see how this all got here collectively. 

You’ll be able to see every of my day by day phrase + images from the documenting week right here

You can see steps I took for repeated elaborations right here

You’ll be able to see my unique design plan for this venture this yr right here

Just a few issues to share earlier than we undergo every day: 

  • I actually wished to have a good time + elevate the on a regular basis by specializing in photograph enlargements and letting the images sing their very own songs.
  • I like the combination of typed + handwritten journaling. Do not forget that all of the typed journaling comes immediately from my weblog posts throughout the documenting week. I merely copy + paste what I wrote and add that into my album. Handwritten items embrace some that had been performed throughout the week itself and others that I wrote as I used to be placing the precise album collectively and a few of that writing is extra reflective vs. in-the-moment. I like that combo of the 2. 
  • This venture is a labor of affection from the documenting to the printing to the embellishing. Let it take its time in coming collectively. 
  • Do not forget that you get to decide on the best degree of embellishing for you on this season of your life. With this venture I are inclined to do “mild” embellishing (in contrast with a venture like December Day by day®) and that works for the way in which I wish to inform the story of my week. 
  • I’m so, so, so completely satisfied that I used my DSLR digital camera for this week. It re-ignited a love for me and I really feel grateful to this venture for reminding me how a lot I like wanting by that lens. 
  • I beloved diving in to my stash for some sentiment playing cards and phrase phrase stickers. 
  • Undoubtedly certainly one of my favourite elements of my venture this yr was inviting our teenagers so as to add their voices by way of images texted to me every day. I had arrange a web page for that in our Prep Day however when it got here right down to documenting these images I made a decision I wished to do one thing totally different and used one of many layered templates from this set. I like the way it turned it particularly since these had been all cellphone images. 

What’s not performed but? 

  1. Particular person household images that will likely be cropped into circles for one of many intro pages at the start of the album. 
  2. A few of my ephemera pages want extra items added. I am merely including issues as I discover them within the mail, round the home, and many others. 

Really feel impressed after testing this submit? This can be a venture you are able to do at any time! Decide per week and go for it. It’s so definitely worth the time. 

Considering studying extra about your entire means of documenting per week in your life? Try my Storytelling With Week In The Life™ workshop

This is the overview video: 

Here’s a take a look at my album by way of images: 

That is the place I nonetheless want so as to add circle images of every member of the family. 

These photograph strips are 1.25 inches x 6 inches. 

In yesterday’s embellishment submit I shared about how I added this photograph + phrases to the again of the highlights web page and included “reflective” writing as I seemed again on the week as a complete. 


One of many issues I did totally different this yr was reduce up some 6×8 web page protectors to create 3×4 pockets to carry sentiment playing cards from my stash. As you will see beneath I added these to quite a lot of my full web page photograph enlargements (ones which are inside a web page protector). I beloved including in some playing cards from my stash – you can simply add extra writing to the again or use common journal playing cards in the event you had further writing you wished to do. 

The web page protector pockets are adhered with pink line tape

As you will see beneath I struggled to fill these in every day. However to not fear, I am merely including extra from the weeks after the documenting week. It is all associated to this present season of life. 

On the again of every of these ephemera pages I added a full web page photograph with a chipboard label and “loving this life” stamped. 

This is the template I ended up utilizing for the “from the children” web page. I like with the ability to see their full images (vs. in pockets like I used to be pondering initially) and love the nod to the expertise that delivered that content material to me. I crammed within the further cellphone areas with further images from my day or screenshots. 

I went with one other layered template – a part of the identical package deal because the cellphone web page – to showcase extra images (love the distinction between the small images right here + all the opposite enlargements). I adjusted this one every day relying on the variety of images I had for the day and, on most days, I added journaling right here as nicely. 

That is the journaling that’s all copied + pasted from my weblog posts throughout the documenting week. 

Journaling continued from the web page earlier than. 

I added stickers from the Most important Equipment to a few of my 10×4 images. 

Cherished diving in to my stash so as to add phrase/phrase stickers to the vellum tags from the package. 


And repeat. Love repetition on this venture particularly. 


Giant chipboard phrases had been an amazing match for a few of my full web page images. These are from the Mini Equipment. 

For Wednesday I had simply sufficient images for one web page of a photograph grid so I made a decision to create a customized web page for my journaling with a circle within the heart for one of many plastic circles. 


On Thursday I began the journaling on the 10×4 card after which completed that up on a 4×6 customized journal card (see beneath). 

This is the place the journaling is sustained from the 10×4 card. I added this to the album utilizing a web page attacher. 

Candy little card from Brandi Kincaid’s Extravagant Hope


For Friday I used to be in a position to mix a pair rows of images on the template with journaling beneath (and continued onto the 10×4 card). 


Yep, nonetheless want so as to add stuff right here. 

For Saturday and Sunday I had fewer images and phrases so I took out the 10×4, 2-pocket web page protectors. Make it suit your story. 


Ah yeah. I can not wait to look again at this one once more sooner or later. I really feel prefer it’s a extremely first rate illustration of life round right here on this season of youngsters. 

Thanks for being part of this reminiscence maintaining group! You have bought this! 



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