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


Good day mates! I documented my Week within the Life undertaking with the remainder of the group from April twenty fourth – thirtieth 2023. And though it was a tough begin to the week with a really sick canine and I nearly stop earlier than I even began, I am so glad I persevered. I’ve shared this earlier than, however I at all times get up on the primary day of Week within the Life with a way of overwhelm and eager to delay the undertaking for one more week. Nonetheless, I discover that if I simply begin taking the pictures, I get into the groove of it and I do not look again! 

This was my twelfth 12 months doing Week within the Life and my first time attempting out the 10×8 album dimension. Over time, I’ve documented Week within the Life in certain photograph books, in my Undertaking Life albums, in a traveler’s pocket book folio, and in 6×8 albums. I imagine in mixing it up and doing what works greatest for you within the season you’re in. These years of Undertaking Life variations? Usually they solely included 3 pictures per day, and nonetheless they inform an exquisite story. Right here you possibly can see all of my albums on a shelf collectively minus the 4 years which are in my Undertaking Life albums.

The philosophy I’ve adopted for this undertaking has morphed right into a purpose of three pictures per day as my minimal variety of pictures per day. One morning, afternoon, and night story. And a few years that is all I took. This 12 months my photograph common was round 10 – 20 per day. I do not like to go away any photograph behind and embody nearly all of them in my album, so this was an ideal quantity for me!

For these of you continue to working in your album, I needed to share just a few ideas and product concepts sprinkled all through a pattern of pictures from my album. If you would like to see how your entire album got here collectively, you possibly can see a fast album stroll via on my Instagram Profile or my YouTube channel.

I did not get the transparency dividers however determined final minute that I actually needed to have one thing like that. So I purchased the digital model and printed them on vellum. In the long run, I cherished how they matched the vellum web page that got here on this 12 months’s equipment. 

I began my album with the highlights web page full of black & white variations of pictures from the week. I really like this fast visible take a look at what the week appeared like! I used the digital model of this paper that got here with the equipment to assist me with the sizing and structure of the pictures.

On the again of my highlights web page, I created a “proper now” web page utilizing a paper from the Proper Now story equipment. I had already journaled a few of these “ing” phrases within the album, so I handled this web page as an overarching documentation of what proper now appeared like for your entire week. 

Inside the craft 4×4 pockets I wrote notes to myself, my son, and my canine and labeled them with our names on the colourful pie chart circles. Every of the notes had been like pep talks to every one in every of us about issues that had been occurring in our week or that I used to be feeling on the time, and I began every of them with our names stamped with the Wood Block Alphas. 

I put display pictures from all through the week on the quantity 3×8 inserts. This was not a alternative I made earlier than the week, however as soon as Sunday got here I spotted that I already had sufficient display pictures for a lot of the days and simply wanted a few fillers to have one for every day. I particularly love the textual content messages.   

On the backs of the inserts I repeatedly stamped the dates in coordinating colours and added the vellum tags from the primary equipment with “proper now” story playing cards from the Now Story Equipment layered on prime to inform a bit extra of the story behind the display pictures.

This 12 months I attempted out Ali’s model of journaling that she writes on her each day weblog posts through the undertaking, together with a number of the prompts she usually makes use of. Monday was the one day that I wrote through the week and the remaining had been written per week or so later. I discovered that utilizing varied prompts like “some days / most days” helped the journaling to move higher than it usually does for me when confronted with giant chunks of week within the life journaling. And I simply love the micro tales I ended up with! The prompts I used this 12 months are: actual life seems to be like, in the present day I / you / we, celebrating, at present, some days / most days, loving, and Sundays are for. 

I ended up utilizing 4×6 playing cards from a previous Week within the Life equipment as headers for my journaling and put it both in a 6×8 pocket web page or in one of many 4×10 pockets. 

I made a decision to stamp the variety of the day of the month on the mini day of the week chipboard tags. The numbers I used had been from the December Day by day 2021 6×8 numbers stamp set. 

I used the 4×4 colour blocked playing cards to put in writing down gratitudes much like what Ali did, besides I embellished mine with the starbursts and circle chipboards. 

One in every of my objectives for after I put the ultimate undertaking collectively is to attempt to maintain the album as flat and balanced as doable. So I purposely change up the place every of the thicker gildings go on every day slightly than placing it in the identical spot each time. Basically, extra bulk is at all times within the center or close to the backbone, so each time it is smart for the design, I’ll attempt to put thick parts on the periphery.

On this album, you will note that I alternated the pocket placement for the 4×4 kraft pockets and the 4×4 colour blocked playing cards which have a chipboard on them. I even rotated the position of the chipboard so it was at all times in a unique nook. For all different chipboard items, I positioned them on a unique spot inside the day each time. I actually was tempted to place these giant numbers in the course of the divider pages, however I resisted and located different spots the place they made sense. 

I hooked up the day of the week plastic circles (and fairly just a few of the sentiment ones) off the sting of pictures with a mini staple and added both a star or moon sticker on it. The Friday one was somewhat mild so I added a white card inventory circle beneath to assist it stand out.

The massive numbers ended up getting into a number of locations, however fairly just a few ended up on the 4 x 10 pictures and love how that appears!

I added a chipboard label to at least one photograph per day with the time on it. I appeared for pictures that had room for the chipboard, but in addition ones the place I assumed I would need to know the time after I was trying again at my album. 

I added the “ing” stickers to at least one photograph per day. I took off the froth tape to make them flatter as instructed by Krystal. 

I cherished having all the morning and night chipboards from the mini equipment and made certain so as to add one every day. 

I attempted so as to add as most of the gold foil phrases as I may. Though I did wrestle with them a bit with other ways of adhering them. I ended up utilizing staples, stitching and tiny items of redline tape. In the long run, I cherished the tape the most effective. 

I sprinkled phrase phrase strips all through the album as a result of I simply could not assist myself. It was a good way to fill in some empty areas in pictures. 

That is it! I hope you loved this peek into my album! Let me know when you’ve got any questions and as I discussed earlier than, you will discover a flip via of this album on my Instagram account (@jill.drangsholt). Till subsequent 12 months! 

Multicolored Stars 10×8 album, Week within the Life 2023 Important Equipment, Week within the Life 2023 Mini Equipment, Days of the Week (DIGITAL) dividers, Multicolored Plastic Circle Pack, Quantity + Journaling 3×8 Inserts, Days of the Week 10×4 Journal Playing cards


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