On April 30th I played along with Ali Edwards and documented a day in our life. (For those of you unfamiliar with the concept–it’s basically Project Life on steroids. You capture your everyday, all day long.) I have always found the concept cool, I think it’s going to be very interesting years from now to look back on what a day looked like when I had two little ones. One of these days when I do it I need to be sure to take a picture of myself in “mom mode.” You know…bags under my eyes, hair all over–the way I roam around the neighborhood. THAT will surely be keeping it real!
I had originally placed photos from that day into my week eighteen layout that I shared last week, but this past weekend I redid my week eighteen because I was just not happy with it. I much prefer “special things,” like this project was to me, as inserts. In a later post, perhaps next week or something, I will share what my new week 18 looks like. There are some pictures of Marie in a tutu to die for!!!
I really liked what Elise did with her Day in the Life, so I used that as inspiration for my insert. I did not have a coin page protector, but I did have a Design F protector, so I resized all of my photos to 3×4 (most of my photos were taken horizontally so I had to get a bit creative there!) and got to work. Here is the front of my Day in the Life insert:
And here is the back:
I used the new Project Life pens (I bought them on HSN–I think these will be available on Amazon soon?) to write directly on many of the photos–that is my new favorite thing! Love how it looks, and the more I write the more comfortable I am getting with my handwriting. The little round labels were some I had from 2007 when I took a class from Ali at a big scrapbooking event in Virginia. (7 gypsies was the brand, that’s all I know.) On either side I left a 2-3 photos devoid of any sticker/writing just so there was somewhere for my eyes to rest. The Morning, Afternoon, and Evening cards are from the May Studio Calico kit. I love EVERYTHING about that subscription and am so glad I did it. Makes doing inserts that much more fun for me–I always like something different!
I even managed to work in a few do-dads from the May kit. I had to borrow adhesives, and still don’t know what on earth I am doing–it’s so simple I hardly think it could be called embellishing, but I am having fun. That’s all that matters right?
What is going on with this Digital girl????
Would love to hear your thoughts. I look forward to doing this again this month. The Design F protector is just THE BEST for this!