Monday, August 8, 2011

Week in the Life, Completed

Wow, what a project, I can't believe its done and off to the printer.  I spent the past two days glued to my desk chair really wanting to get this project done.  I had a goal of finishing by the end of last week and I did it.  Having the templates that Ali designed really helped me along but it still took a lot of time choosing the photos, figuring out how I wanted it laid out and writing the text. 

I ended up using a 4 page spread for each day, the title sheet and then 3 additional sheets for the photos.  I wanted to complete the project 100% digitally and on this first attempt at the project I wanted it to be about the words and photos and nothing else so I opted not to use the divided page protectors like Ali was doing.  I did incorporate my favorite moments from the day and my favorite thing overheard on the first page of each day.  I really liked having these memories documented.  I had planned on documenting the weather but I found that my photos told the weather story for me, same for what we ate each day.  I did a pretty good job of highlighting our meals here and there so I decided not to include specifics on that.  I had never done a 8.5 x 11 project before so it was fun trying something different and I really think for this project it was the perfect design.

I really enjoyed participating in this project, I was also very happy to put my camera down for a few days and only shoot what I had to to stay current with my Project Life album.  There was a bonus however, I really got a lot of time in with my DSLR camera and feel like my shooting did improve a lot over the course of the week, bonus! 

I am now 100% completely in love with this project and I'm so happy that I did it.  I look forward to doing it again and again.  Truthfully taking that leap really was the hardest step for me.  I don't  know what I was so afraid of, doing it proved to be fun and very enlightening.  

I'm really loving Orange these days so when I found the paper in my digital supplies I new I wanted to use it for my cover page (the paper was in a freebie pack from Persnickety Prints called Summer Sorbet). I opted not to use a photo on the cover because I loved the paper so much. Once I had that paper chosen I found this Orange We R Memory Keepers album which seemed perfect for my completed pages.

Now on to the finished product...click any to see larger.  Enjoy!

















Try this project, you won't be sorry!

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Are you putting these pages in a binder or are you printing them as a bound volume? As I looked through your pages, I found myself wondering how many of us included a "Borders Going Out of Business" photo? I know I did.

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  2. Thanks Deanna! I'm putting it in a orange We R Memory Keepers leather album. Tine Borders photo sure was a great way to document the economy.

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