As I said on Monday, I’ll be documenting a week of my life in May. I’ve done the Week in a Life project once before, and I love the album that resulted from it. Take a look, and let me know what you think.
I used a three ring binder from Target for my album, and stamped the front using a metallic craft paint and foam letter stamps.
When I stamp, I am not really concerned with how well my letters align. I like the imperfection of crooked, slightly askew letters.
I used the foam stamps and more metallic craft paint to stamp the first letter of each day of the week. I also used the divided page protector to add more space for journaling and photos.
Started off strong with lots of journaling and a decent selection of photos. Don’t expect every day to go that well. Some days, you’ll forget to take pictures, and others, you’ll forget to take any notes till the end of the day.
Case in point: not many pictures. I just added more patterned paper to fill in the extra spaces.
One of the nicer photos I have of my husband.
It’s important to try to get yourself into your stories. Try setting up the self timer on your camera, and catching yourself in action. You’ll probably get a better picture of yourself this way, than by posing uncomfortably in front someone else.
Somedays, you’ll really forget the camera. It’s really okay. For Thursday, I just left the divided page protector out.
Sometimes you get great photos of your kids in action, and other times, the whole family mugs as soon as they notice the camera pointed their way. It’s all good.
Things I wish I had done more of: detail photos of routines like dinner and school.
That Saturday was so hot! As in swimming pool hot. I wouldn’t remember that if I hadn’t made this book.
I did get some detail shots, like my mother’s strawberry planter, and a close up of my youngest’s favorite shirt. Love catching everyone in action.
This used to be a very common sight in our backyard. Dog and boy chasing each other around like mad men. Now we’re in a new home, and they play together much differently.
Try to get detail shots and wide angle shots that show how everyone is interacting. That makes for a more interesting story, visually.
For the closing page, I used two of my favorite photos from the week. I probably could have elaborated a bit more, but didn’t feel the need.
So, what do you think? Do you want to make something like this? You can, you know.
I’ll be sharing how I prepare for this in the weeks ahead, and my documentation and assembly process as well. The week I’ll be documenting is May 5-12. You can join me then, or pick your own week to document. It’s a fun process. Play with me!