So, it only took a couple months, but I finally have time and motivation to complete the days of my Week in the Life album for 2015. Many of the ideas I have used were inspired by albums I have seen posted. Without further ado, welcome to Monday:
Throughout each day, I tried to repeat a basic theme. I started the day with the weather: a 4 x 4 created with the InstaWeather app. Yes, you are right. I did not use a page protector. What a leap for me! Ali Edwards used a tab, but mentioned the idea of making a tab with the star washi tape included in the package. I went with that idea. On the tabs, I attached a saying, included in the kit, that seemed to go with the day. I used one of the location icons each time, glued directly to the picture.
On the flipside of the weather pic is a picture of my entry for the day from Heidi Swapp's Capture Life (Instagram). In this case, I took a screenshot of my alarm set for 5:30 AM.
This next part is one of the more time-consuming parts. I tried to do a direct print on to the 8 x 3 card. It printed crooked, even after I printed over and over to try to get it straight. So, on future pages, I will be printing a box for each area and just adhering the box. I had to do that on the very bottom to cover up the majorly crooked area. I covered the top of the card with some washi, and adhered the wood veneer day of the week. It fell off a couple times, even with some string adhesive. This last time, I used glue dots. Fingers crossed!
My daily notes helped a lot with journaling this part. It's been quite a while since this week actually happened, so I am glad that I had taken time to scrawl some notes.
I am attempting to have the next pages include somewhat matching patterned cards that were included with the kit. I decided to use the daily cards for the date and a meme appropriate for the day of the week. This day, of course, required some Jimmy Fallon.
On the flipside, I included a text strand from the beginning of the day and a Facebook post from the day's end. These are part of my everyday. I used some washi to write on the patterned cards, explaining the photos I included. The sentiment over my mess of dishes photo came with the Ali Edwards kit.
Lastly, I included a picture of me in my room, taken with my iPhone's timer option. Also included, a picture of the Epsom salt bath that made the day a little easier to take.
I love that the expressions included in the kit are gold on white, as I am kind of in love with gold at the moment. I noted that Ali left the perforations alone when she added these to her book, so I decided to do the same.
The other pages should flow nicely now that I have a basic idea of what I want to do each time. Stay tuned!