Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Week in the Life Plan

I've been participating in a photography and scrapbooking project called "A Week in the Life." During this past week, I took lots of photographs each day to chronicle my life as it is right now. The next step in the project is to scrapbook the photographs.  I'm going to use the 6x6 handmade album above.
Last time I did WITL was in 2008, and I used an 8x8 album:
I had a two-page spread for each weekday with a Tim Holtz quote and circular date stamp.  The left page featured one 4x6 photo and journaling.  The right hand side featured a collage of four pictures. Here's a couple samples
I also had filler pages in between the days, which covered topics. As an example, here are pages on pets and mornings:
I was happy with how this worked, so I'm following a similar plan this year. I refuse to buy a new album (as I have several in my stash). The only 8x8's I have are pink and not appealing to me. So, I'm going with the 6x6 featured above.  Some of the pages have flaps inside, and I'll use these for the daily pages:
This will allow me to feature four photographs per day, as well as plenty of journaling.
There's also simple two page spreads (alternating with the flapped pages).
I'll use these for filler pages on certain topics (one for Paul, Henry, Clara certainly; probably one for the gym; one for pets and my walk to work). I took fewer pictures this year, so I think this album will be big enough.  I will order my pictures today or tomorrow and start on building the foundation to make it easy to put them in when they arrive.  I know from experience that keeping it simple and doing it quickly is the key to completing this project.  
If you've done WITL before or are doing it this year, I'd love to hear how you scrap your WITL photos.


Amy said...

Simple and quick is the way to go if you ask me! I love the look of this album, those flaps will make for interesting journaling spots.

scrappyjacky said...

I think the little flaps will be a good addition as well.

Sian said...

Sounds like a plan! I'd be interested to know how you feel your week has changed since 2008? There could be a post in that!

GlorV1 said...

Sounds like a lot of fun Rinda. I've never done the WITL before. I look forward to seeing your book come to life. Have a great week.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hello Rinda
Thank you for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. I appreciated that you like the way I staged the Postcard, that means a lot.
This is such a wonderful idea, very special.

Alison said...

Looking forward to seeing the end product Rinda!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely project - looking forward to seeing the finished article.

The Mann Fam said...

I agree with Scrappyjacky. Those flap caught my interest as well. They'll be an interesting component to your journal. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Ginger said...

I wanted to use up product I already have, so I created my own album. I did some stamping on it tonight - but I think you are right to keep it simple. I have a plan and will try to stick with it. I look forward to seeing how it turns out for you Rinda :)

Carolyn Dube said...

This is such a great idea! I hope you'll share as you go - I am excited to see how you use those flaps!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

LOVE this design for your week in the life documenting, Rinda. I'm itching to make a book myself!!!