I did it! I finished my Week in the Life album at The Paperie's Spring Retreat a few weeks ago. Yay!
This week, I'm going to share the whole thing one day at a time. It's going to be a whole week of daily blog posts. There is just too much for one post about this project.
The story of Week in the Life 2014 begins with a bit poor planning on my part. This year, I knew I would use a We R Memory Keepers 4x4 album but I did not think about how many page protectors I would need. And not thinking means I didn't order my supplies before Week in the Life started. By the way, that was Bad Idea #1.
I hoped the page protectors would get here by the end of week but no...they were back ordered!
I had all the pictures printed to fit a 4x4 album. That was Bad Idea #2
because I couldn't change my mind and pick another album size without wasting all those pictures.
No problem. I decided to improvise and just use what I had on hand. That was Bad Idea #3.
I tried to make the album work but it was just awful. I decided to put it aside and wait for my supplies to arrive and I am so glad I made that decision. I am very happy with this album and I love the 4x4 size. Let's take a look at how Monday turned out.
One of the things I love about Week in the Life is the opportunity to take pictures of the things I see every day and do something with them. This is the view from my front deck. I see it every day when I see Gabriel and Sam off to school and work.
The We R Memory Keepers 4x4 albums come with these 2x2 divided page protectors. This is one of the ways, I used them in my Week in the Life album.
Here's the flip side of that page.
You may have heard me talk about the poor lighting in my living room at the beginning and end of the day. It drives me crazy but a lot of our life happens there. When I have poorly lit pics that I want to use, I convert them to black and white.
The hashtag Thicker was one of my favorite finds for this album.
I loved it so much, I used it again. I would have repeated it more often in my album but the Thickers only had a few hashtags. I would love to find a hashtag stamp that I could use more often in my pocket scrapping. I think it's a fun way to add a piece of popular culture to my album.
And here's another divided page protector. This is a different tree that I see everyday of the year. It's just outside one of my living room windows.
And that was Monday. You'll see a lot of things that I started here pop up again and again in my album. Partly because I like to use the things I like and partly because that's just good design.
I hope you'll stop by tomorrow and throughout the week to see how the rest of my album turned out.
Thanks for stopping by!