Week in the Life Album

Record a week in your life with an album dedicated to the ordinary and everyday. Scrapbooker Ali Edwards shares her week for easy inspiration

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    Week in the Life

    Design by Ali Edwards

    The cover page of Ali's "Week in the Life" 2011 project is a large picture and a digital title. Throughout the album, daily timeline worksheets, self-portraits, and journaling on the go all help her capture normal routines that make up her everyday life and fun memories as well.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Monday: Spread 1

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Take notes of what you did throughout the day. Scan the notes into your computer and incorporate on a page with an image.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Monday: Spread 2

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Nothing is too small to include in your album. Ali took pictures of her daughter getting dressed and playing outside to show a typical day. She even included a receipt of a purchase she made.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Monday: Spread 3

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Journaling prompts help Ali remember the best parts of her day. A printable paper includes space to record meals, quotes from family members, and things to be grateful for.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Tuesday: Spread 1

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Ali makes sure she is shown in her photos by setting up a timer on her camera. She re-creates moments, such as waking up, or snaps pictures of herself working to realistically portray her day.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Tuesday: Spread 2

    Design by Ali Edwards

    When working with clear page protectors, make sure to place photos in the same spots on both sides to cover blank backs. Use transparencies for accents that can be seen on both spreads.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Tuesday: Spread 3

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Print times and captions directly on your photos to create a fun timeline collage page.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Wednesday: Spread 1

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Add special accents to each day, such as the Wednesday button on this spread. It helps separate the days of the week and add dimension to a page.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Wednesday: Spread 2

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Stamped messages and handwritten notes add contrast and special words to photos.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Wednesday: Spread 3

    Design by Ali Edwards

    If you're featuring a lot of pictures, don't be afraid to make one black-and-white to help it stand out.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Thursday: Spread 1

    Design by Ali EdwardsGet creative with pictures. By omitting her face on the first picture, Ali focuses on the coffee cup and gets an interesting reflection from the table. The closeup of the medicine cap looks artsy and evokes a memory.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Thursday: Spread 2

    Design by Ali Edwards

    When Ali is away, she has her nanny and husband fill in what's going on around the house and with the kids. Share journaling duties with other family members or close friends to give the most complete look at your day.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Thursday: Spread 3

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Ali creates her photo collages digitally. If you don't have the software, print out pictures and paste them on a sheet of cardstock. Add stickers or small journaling blocks to help explain the day.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Friday: Spread 1

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Documenting clothes and food can give great hints about the weather and activities for the day. Let your photos tell the story and save yourself some journaling time.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Friday: Spread 2

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Small numbered circles keep track of each day of the week and remind you of how far you've come.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Friday: Spread 3

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Some days all your pictures will be of people and other days they will feature places and objects. Don't be afraid to scrap similar pictures. This helps show what was on your mind that day.

     

    SOUCRES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Saturday: Spread 1

    Design by Ali Edwards

    If you're having an especially busy day and no time to take a lot of pictures, fill in the spaces with patterned paper, stamped messages, and journaling.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Saturday: Spread 2

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Embrace imperfections in your album. This fill-in-the-blank sheet got a touch of color from one of the kids, but is still included for a fun look at what happened that day.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Saturday: Spread 3

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Make sure some of your journaling reflects the pictures. The tomato picture is the most eye-catching on this page. The notes on the left, from Ali's favorite moment to a quote by her daughter, relate to the garden.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Sunday: Spread 1

    Design by Ali Edwards

    For the last day of her Week in the Life album, Ali included a picture of her project on the table to show the work in progress. It's important to include yourself and your hobbies in the album.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Sunday: Spread 2

    Design by Ali Edwards

    Folded receipts and lists ensure that both sides of the page protectors show something.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Sunday: Spread 3

    Design by Ali Edwards

    No need to make the last spread go out with a bang. Keep with the flow of the rest of the album and remember to record the ordinary.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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    Last Page

    Design by Ali Edwards

    On the last page, Ali wrote the dates this album was made and the ages of her family members, so she can easily look back and remember that snapshot of her life.

     

    SOURCES: Album, page protectors: We R Memory Keepers. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Font: Alte Haas Grotesk off the Internet. Metal accents: Ormolu. Die cuts: Banana Fish Studio on Etsy.com. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Ink: Jenni Bowlin Studios. Digital elements: Week In The Life Layered Template Set 8.5x11 Vol. 3, Week In The Life Journal Cards Vol. 2 Value Pack, Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.

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