Scrappy confession time … I have been so focused on documenting the big moments and the vacation moments I haven’t taken the time to document the everyday. The everyday is what I love about project life!
By focusing on one photo and one story from each day of the week, I get to see my life recorded on the pages of my album. This spread started by throwing photos into the project life app template D. I transformed it into a colorful story filled spread using Ali’s August digital kit journal card as a spark to journal my story. I finished it off with a few digital embellishments like sprinkles topping a cupcake. Here is my week 31 Right Side Page.
At the beginning of the year, I started weekly Project Life in a 6×8 album. About mid-March I realized that size didn’t allow the amount of space I wanted to feature our photos. My kids are young and active and I take a lot of photos. So I moved back into 12×12 and accepted that my current enough was making digital layouts on my phone using letterglow, the project life app and Ali Edwards digital products.
My constant challenge is the desire to include bits and pieces of everyday life in their paper form into my album. The idea of adding these elements in between my double page 12×12 weekly layouts came about around the same time Heidi Swapp released her Storyline products. Genius!
On Father’s Day I wrote a note to my husband and wanted to document those words in a more creative fashion. The title “Dad stories” is part of Ali Edwards June digital kit. I added my words onto a journal card from a previous story kit tucked it into a library book pocket.
I love collecting the little bits of life and this new flow is sparking my creativity!
I am thankful for the teachers Dylan had this year and the friends he made. I am thankful for his school principal who prioritizes connecfion and parent involvement. The school does really feel like one big family. And I am thankful for a break from the school routine and the new pace of summer!
Projecf Life week 23 completed using Ali Edwards June digital kit, the project life app and the letterglow app.
This year was our first year camping with friends. We meet the Gallo and Berry families through Dylan’s sports teams and our families have become great friends. And we had SO MUCH FUN! Our boys woke up and immediately began playing with the other boys. Any game played with a ball! Hitting the baseball in a make shift baseball diamond near the tents was an instant favorite. Each morning we packed up wagons and made our way to the beach. Dylan loved search for sea shells. He and I took a long walk along the shoreline and found a few crabs and a starfish. Observing how he enjoys nature and respects wildlife brought me joy. Jacob and daddy played in the sand and each day buried Jacob up to his neck in sand. He got a kick out of everyone seeing him in the hole he dug and there was sand in every crevice of that boy. Each night we finished the day with a campfire and s’mores. There was discussion about how to toast the perfect marshmallow and proper childcare ratio. My heart was full of love each day for the memories we were creating!
Ali Edwards FUN story kit was the perfect way to document the story of this trip. I added photos and embellishments and my favorite filler card into my weekly project life spread. And created a journal card with the digital tags to document the story.
Here is how it all turned out.
And side by side
For my planner girl style, I will use a weekly, day to day adventures approach. Using a 6×8 album and different weekly planner page inserts I hope to document in real time. I love real time documentation without having to commit to a specific journaling card at the time. Writing down the “best part of the day” at the end of each day fills me with gratitude for the present moment. I really enjoyed that experience with December Daily and I want to continue it in 2017. Sandwiched between the planner pages will be a page protector to hold my favorite photos from the week. These will be printed at the end of each week on my home printer, the Canon MG7720.
Here is my introduction page
Week 1 layouts
WEEK 2 layouts
WEEK 3 layouts
WEEK 4 layouts
This is what I want my weekly project life to be!
Notes about each day combined with my favorite photos from the week are just magical to me. The 6×8 seems to be the perfect size without being overwhelming (more on that later this week.)
The left side is a printable calendar made for travelers notebooks from Marcy Penner. I love how it is already dated and can be printed to size.
The back side has bright pops of color using the letter glow app to add “smooch” from Ali Edward’s February digital kit.
Another thing I love about a physical album for PL is the ability to add in paper items from the week. This week I included a card Jacob wrote to me at school on Thursday.
The last page of the week is my new favorite stamp from Ali’s kit. I resized it to 6×8 and added “week 5” via the new week by week digital word art.
I can’t wait to create more pages like this!
Enter Ali Edwards number story kit and I am all heart eyes for color mixing!