Last month I shared that I was participating in Week in the Life with Ali Edwards for the 6th time. It was the first week of school here and my parents were visiting, helping to elevate our ordinary days even more.
Shooting from behind the lens of my big camera never fails to remind me why I am a memory keeper.
I was actually able to finish my pages before the end of August, in part because I used a simple and streamlined design approach. I trimmed down Project Life Design B pocket pages and then created additional pockets with the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool.
I used my initial burst of enthusiasm for the project to create the title page. Then, I turned on my project management skills to deal with the hundreds of photos for the week.
I found that collapsing and expanding stacks inside of Lightroom was super-helpful for making the process less overwhelming.
I typed my journaling on each image with the Special Elite font and used only the days of the week stickers for embellishment.
Some days were more photo-heavy than others, so I only used a small number of Project Life filler cards throughout.
I frequently used Ali’s tip to consciously shoot images with white space – and that paid off when it came time for journaling.
By the end of the week I was ready to put my big camera away, but knew that in the end I would appreciate sticking it out. I was right.
On my last page I journaled a little bit more, focusing not just on what happened that week but also on what our lives our like in this season.
I love this project and feel glad that I invested the time in it.
P.S. If you would like to bookend your scrapbooking of today with a legacy-preserving volume about yesterday, Before Your Story is available in a self-paced format year-round within the Simple Scrapper membership.