Friday, April 15, 2016

March 2016 Day in the Life: Finished Project

On March 29, 2016 I decided to document a day in our life along with Ali Edwards. Earlier this week, I finished the project and I am so happy with the way it came together. I used very few supplies (pictured below - this was a quick iPhone pic, so quality is not great) and I found that it was a good way to keep the project from becoming overwhelming.

Supplies pictured: Becky Higgins Design H Page Protectors, Becky Higgins 6x12 Page Protectors, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Black StazOn Ink, Office Depot 1" Self Adhesive Tabs, Little B Black & White Striped Washi tape, Ali Edwards Craft Story Kit, Ali Edwards DITL Mini Kit
I created a series of 6x12 pages, some whole and some divided pocket pages (I used Becky Higgins Design H page protectors). I chose a really "everyday" kind of photo for my cover page and added digital word art from Ali Edwards "This is Us" digital brush set to my photo and cropped it to 6x12 in Photoshop before sending it (and several other photos) to Persnickety Prints.

You'll notice that I also added a chipboard circle from the Ali Edwards Day in the Life Mini Kit to each page. I wanted a bit of consistency amidst the chaos of a million photos. :)

I used the 4x6 cards in the DITL kit for journaling, but I also added a few in the "white space" of some of my 6x12 photos, like the one pictured below. I added a little strip of washi tape to the bottom of the card as well.

Another way I kept things consistent was by using the Day in the Life 4x6 layered templates. It had a space to put the time (using the freaking awesome roller time stamp from the DITL mini kit) and I love that when you look at each page, you almost see the time first and then you get to dive into the photos and story a bit.

Here you can see the same formula. I used the Hard Stuff/Easy Stuff card for my captions and I did sort my photos into hard and easy things, but it's very tongue in cheek and not very serious. This layout is also where I ended up adding some of the wood words left over from my Craft Story Kit.

You'll notice that I stamped the date on each photo and then stamped it again with a caption on each 4x6 card. It was a really easy way to tell the story of the day and again, keep things consistent.

In this spread, I wrote directly on a few photos, and I used an Extra Fine Sharpie for that. I switched things up a little to accommodate some vertical photos, but you can see that it still has the same feel.

This layout has fewer photos and I took the opportunity to draw attention to the fact that I have to ask my daughter to put her school things away several times before she actually does it. I stamped the times consecutively and included the same caption, 03:38 PM - I tell Mal to put her stuff where it belongs, several times.

On the left side, I cut up a 3x4 card and put it below my journaling. I like the way the boldness of the black draws your attention, but doesn't cover up as much of the photo as the 3x4 card would have. Also, still sticking to the chipboard circles.

On this layout I added a 4x6 card left over from my Tough Story Kit to the bottom of my 6x12 photo (love that photo!). The right side turns back to the formula from the first few pages with a 4x6 card for journaling and photos with time stamps on the rest of it.

This 4x6 card was actually the back of blueish green "Today is a Brand New Day" card that I used earlier in the day, so I took advantage of the digital kit and printed one of my own. Super easy. Again, just stamping the time + caption for each photo.

And here we come to the final page documenting our evening. I had a little bit of a conundrum with my final photo - I used a White Gelly Roll pen to write on my photo, which is great, but I didn't do that anywhere else and that kind of bugs me. I'm leaving it for now...

And that's my entire day documented! This will live in my album along with my regular pages and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I'm actually really looking forward to documenting a whole week in our lives in May using Ali's Week in the Life kit (I got the grey "Stories" album)! There are still some available in Ali's shop if you are interested. 

If you've made it all the way through this blog post and want to hear me talk about these pages even more, I have a little share video, which you can watch below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with me!


  1. I'm almost speechless at the sheer brilliance of this. It's one of my favorite scrappy projects I've ever seen!

  2. Your pages are truly great! I love the cover page the most. Can't wait to check out your blog some more!

  3. Your pages are truly great! I love the cover page the most. Can't wait to check out your blog some more!

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