Week in the Life 2012 – Tuesday

Another day, another day documented!  2/7 of the way there  (yes, I have been doing too much 5th grade math)  Again this morning (wednesday) once I started downloading and editing photos this morning…

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But the upside is day 2 is done done done and it’s nice to write everything up while the memories are fresh…just have to get a little faster at it.  Once I started editing though, the framework of the stories came together nicely.  The interesting thing is the stories I had in my head to tell weren’t the ones that came out on the page when I started writing…Plenty of fodder for pages or other ideas later.   I’m still loving my paper choices and saves tons of time making those design decisions ahead of time.


1 cover page, 1 story page, 3 9 photo pages (again, may not use them all for this project)  122 photos ed. down to 37…

Week in the Life 2012 – design plan and Monday

I debated and pondered whether I was going to participate in WITL this year…I’ve actually not quite finished up WITL 2011 (somehow I missed uploading some of the pages, and didn’t realize until I started putting it all together that I was missing pages sooo it’s awaiting my next printing order )  but I decided I’d go for it and assemble both years together.

Week in the Life is a project originated and shepherded  by Ali Edwards, specific info on getting started can be found here, and her digital templates and products are available  at Designer Digitals.

Again this year, I am approaching this as a digital project.  I will most likely add in some more tactile elements when I put the project together.  I’m using Ali’s Week in the Life digital templates #4 in the 8 1/2 x 11 size.  I really enjoyed working with this size last year and it’s a nice departure from my usual 12×12 approach.   If I have room left in the album I purchased for 2011, then I’ll add in 2012, if not, it will have it’s own album, I like the WeR Memory Keepers albums.  I also have some brushes and stamps and other digi-elements that I may include.  In addition to the digi-templates and photos, I’m using one of my new purchases, the “Homesewn” Line by Jodi Lee of paper and embelli’s  Love the soft vintage look of the papers that I’ll use for backgrounds where needed.  I’ll also try and dig up some other items that coordinate without going overboard.

The goal is as many photos and words as possible, not very much “stuff” if at all, that goes into the Project Life books.

I was very ambitious today and once I started editing photos, that lead down the slippery slope to laying out the pages and then before I knew it, it was done…

Photo count:  154  (did a lot of goofing around with different settings) edited to 33 best images.

In addition to the photos, I’m keeping notes on the day using note sheets that Ali devised and I’ll probably add them in as is when I put the book together.

Whew!  So glad it’s done and off to a great start!