A Week in the Life: check.

It's done! Except for a few pages that I still want to write on.I used a ton of Amy Butler paper (because the colors and bold floral patterns are ridiculously awesome.) And as I've mentioned before, I used a 7 x 9" gray fabric binder (and mini page protectors) from Russel + Hazel.
My opener page was cut from Keri Smith's Non-Planner Datebook and I used lots of pages torn from her book throughout.
So I basically ended up with three types of pages: a journaling page (some of which will be slipped into mini page protectors,) a 5x7" photo, and a multiple photo page.
The multi-photo pages all have a theme, instead of being divided up by the day of the week. There's a food page, a page with photos from around the house, a page devoted to what we wear, etc.
The page protectors will also serve as holders for memorabilia and tags and notes and drawings that I collected during the week. Sorry that I didn't show those here.This was such a fun project to work on and Ali really is the master of great ideas. Reading her blog always gives me a nudge to document the story and the daily a little bit more often. I'm so happy I stuck it out with this project, even though at first glance it seemed a bit daunting. Everything came together so quickly once I had my photos developed, and now I'm just going to transfer the notes I took onto my journaling pages ... and there you have it.

A week in our life.

* If you want to see all of my Week in the Life photos/process on this project, you can find them here.

16 comments:

  1. ewwww...I'm #1 on this post...
    okay, LOVE that WIL book. I haven't printed any of mine out. I need a nifty folder to put them in. Where did you get yours? there's a link? Need to go back and read. Love it!

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  2. This is beautiful.

    The patterned papers you've used are über awesome and I wonder where did you get them? Have you designed them yourself? Seriously, I am in love.

    [long time reader who's been quiet]

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  3. Thanks Avital! (and glad you said hi!) Those papers are my FAVORITE. I got them in a paper pack sold by K&Company and they're designed by Amy Butler. (I think this group of papers is called 'lucky.')

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  4. ku-DOS j! this will be a treasured project forever. gorgeous. xog

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  5. I want to do it now too!!

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  6. this looks awesome! the amy butler papers are delish. i like how you broke it down by category too :)

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  7. So you! So cool!!!!!!! Girl you never cease to creatively surprise me. Drats I might have attempt it again soon:)

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  8. Great take on this project. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Jen this turned out so rad!!
    love it
    xo

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  10. I just love your work, your gallery in Two Peas is amazing. Thanks for sharing and be so inspiring.

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  11. This is ONE STUNNING BOOK Jen!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  12. eeeek- i love this so much! seeing this makes me wish i did mine 8.5X11! xo

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  13. WOW! I am loving your WITL album...the photos, the patterned paper...everything! Just beautiful:)

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  14. everything about your album is amazing! the size, papers and design are stunning.

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  15. hello! i just saw your pages on Ali's blog and i LOVE everything you've done and am crazy about your journaling pages!!!! are they available to purchase? thanks so much, julie

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  16. I really like the Keri Smith pages that you plan to journal on. It's such a nice change from everyone using Ali's templates (I think she's got a great sense of style, it just looks so weird seeing her handwriting in everyone's album).

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