Thursday, September 17, 2015

Week in the Life Album | Cover + Monday Pages

I have so many projects that I make for me.  Many started and not all finished (especially mini books), and even less blogged.  

I got off to a slow start with this album, it was so hard to find time!  But I put a lot of effort into photo taking and then recording the stories so I really wanted to get them printed.  I am so glad I at least had the journaling done through daily blog posts at the time while it was still fresh.  

Then Lakshman started attending school two mornings a week, I suddenly find myself with an embarrassment of riches in free time to scrapbook.  Well, not counting the first day which I spent reading the Martian and eating fried potatoes.  Laundry is more of a family activity anyway. 

I have loved seeing Ali Edward's pages go up.  I am working with her kit from last year (which I bought on discount, woo hoo!) and my stash.   I have a few handbook sized albums and ended up choosing a red one. 

 I love the fabric badge from last year's kit.  Plus it reminds me a girl scout patch, which I always felt like I was way behind on as a kid.  One can never have too many after all.

 I added the word art brush from a Craft the Story kit a few months back (the Magic kit, obvi).  One of my favorite kits, and I ended up using the digital kit a ton on different projects, like a kindergarten yearbook for Avi.

The gold arrows are another Craft the Story kit item.  I like that the see through nature is inviting you to see more and look forward.  

Something I loved about last year's kit too were these chipboard numbers.  Planning to repeat this look ever day.

I pulled the journaling from my Monday blog post and used photoshop to add text to the photographs.

I almost always added a little word strip or sticker or label to the text.

Stickers + stamping here.  I love when geotags look delicate like these cork ones do.

I was very low on page protectors at this point and was searching for different materials.  I punched holes in the Story Kit envelope and added some big glittery title stickers.

 No words, just pictures.

I like the vibrant photo next to a black&white photo.  

I lifted this label up on some pop dots.  It adds nice dimension but it's alot less bulky than flair so I don't have to be careful about it.  Last year's album doesn't really close because I put in way too much flair (7 pieces).  It looks pretty though.

I am working through the rest of the week. Stay tuned for Tuesday and Wednesday soon!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here.


  1. This looks great so far -- lots of interest, but yet feels cohesive due to repeated elements.

  2. Fab pages, so many fun elements to go along with your photos! Totally digging the way you're doing your journaling, too!

  3. Oh my word - this is AMAZING! I love every inch of it! Wow! Perfection.


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