Well, I did it! I buckled down and completed the journaling and embellishments to finish my "Week in the Life" photo journaling project. You can see the blank book at this link; the cover is above, and the completed book looks like this:
A typical day looks like this:
In the top photo, there's a full 6x6 red page on the left, followed by two dark brown 6x2 inch flaps, to which I added pictures, matted with light brown paper. The second picture shows the page created using the two flaps, and the third picture shows a full 6x6 red page on the right and a flap page on the left (with the photo added). This gave me plenty of room to add pictures and journaling. Here's two other pages I liked:
I kept the embellishments very simple. I mainly used two different Close to My Heart stamp sets. One had the date journaling stamp that I used on my cover and for each day (you can see the Monday and Tuesday ones above). The other had a variety of stamps (the "time to" one; a "life is good" and "good day" ticket; the phrase "follow your dreams"' and a swirl). I used these throughout the album. I also supplemented with the "memoir" and "write your own story" stamps you can see on the cover.
Overall, I'm really happy with the album. It really chronicles a week in my life and covers my work, family and creative pursuits pretty well. I've noticed that I've taken many fewer pictures this year, so I'm really glad to have this album to really record the nitty gritty of our lives. Plus, I'm going to count this as my monthly make for May (just in the nick of time)!
Did you do Week in the Life? Did you complete your album?