Thursday, April 27, 2017

Week In The Life 2017

Hello, hello everyone !

I am back today for a quick blog update for you. Last week I participated in Week In The Life. If your are not familiar with the concept here is a quick run down. You photograph your entire week and make a separate album for it. It was started by Ali Edwards and I have participated 3 or 4 times over the years.

Today I going to be sharing my Monday pages with you. On Monday my parents were in town visiting and we took them out for a hike. I have a 6x8 photo of us hiking as my starting page. The plan is to use a 6x8 photo for the beginning of every day. I am going to add the day of the week digital brush set from Ali Edwards to each days photo. Next to my big photo I have this Monday divider.

I purchase the main kit from Ali Edwards and these big large white letters came in the kit. I added an M to the divider and adhered it with red lined tape. I wanted to use the M as a see thru element so I placed it underneath the digital brush that is on the photo. So that way when you flip the divider over you will see the M underneath.

The next page looks like this. On the top there is a photo of my blooming flowers. The bottom pock has a transparency that has the word Monday on it in a diagonal pattern.

I wanted this pocket to also act as a see through element and so I added the word Shine on the diagonal and placed it so that it tucked right in the corner of the embellishments on the next page.
I added the word on with white letters underneath the shine piece.

The next set of pages looks like this.

On the left side of the spread I added a photo of us hiking.

The right side has a 4x4 pocket page that I added a photo on the top and some embellishments. This photo is of Katelyn doing her homework the night before they went back to school from Easter/Spring Break. Apparently she forgot she had homework until 8:30 that night.

The card below has some journaling about Maddie's Easter hat that she wore all day.

Here is a close up. The star is from a Studio Calico kit.

On the back side of the 4x4 page I added a photo of us doing laundry that morning. Mondays are usually laundry day. On the bottom I added in some journaling about what went on that day.

Here is a look at the full spread.

The next page protector has 4 3x4's. This page is all about the story of the oranges. We were on our way home from our hike and we passed a truck with a whole bunch of oranges in the back. My parents were intrigued and I told them that the guy was probably selling them. My mom asked me to turn around so she could go check it out. I added the story on this journaling card and this puffy word was perfect to tie in the story.

Turns out a minute further down the road we came across a guy selling avocados. So again we stopped. I snapped a photo of my parents carrying back their goodies and took a photo of the oranges we enjoyed last week.

** That wooden circle piece is from Color Cast Designs and she has a whole set of food related circles that are so cute !! ** Check them out in her shop.

The next spread is a combination of things that happened that day.

The left side has some more photos of our hike and some cards.

The right side of the spread has a 6x8 template page that I put together. This template is from Ali Edwards and part of her Week In The Life set.

It was fun to fill out my likes and dislikes from through the day. I added two photos as well.

The last set of pages for Monday I decided that I wanted to do a large photo. I left a white board around the whole thing and cropped it so that it went across the whole spread. In the main kit this year were these big days of the week pieces. I cut this one up and added it to my photo along with some embellishments. I love how this one turned out.

That is it for Monday you guys. Anyone else working on their Week In The Life album ? Or their PL album ? I wish you all a very scrappy day. Thanks for coming and I will see you next time.


Liz said...

Love it, so nice! I like that last big picture spread over two protectors too! Awesome!

Mindi said...

Thank you so much Liz !!

Jennifer said...

Hi Mindi,

I arrived here via your YouTube channel. I have to say I LOVE your scrapbooking style. Your Week in The Life is so appealing to me and inspiring. Great idea to use one photo across two pages. I also love your Likes and Dislikes cute!

I look forward to going back and watching flip throughs of your previous Week in The Life albums. :-)

Mindi said...

Thanks so much Jennifer ! I am so happy to have you here on the blog and on my channel. Thank you so much for watching my videos. It means soooo much to me.