Friday, February 10, 2012

Documenting A Day in the Life : Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I participated in Ali's A Day in the Life on Wednesday + today I put together a very simple page of mostly photos + words from our day. This is the front :
I loved the simplicity of last year's Week in the Life album, especially using the baseball card page protector + Ali's Week in the Life Journal Cards, so I based the layout for my Day in the Life the same way. I printed a few of the journal cards on cardstock for writing and also edited several to use as photo overlays. I chose 9 photos from our day (9 fit perfectly on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of photo paper), sized them down to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" in Photoshop Elements, and added a matching overlay to each photo. I filled the rest of the slots of the page protector with 'stuff' from our day plus a little journaling.
Above, the kraft WED (for Wednesday) card in the top left corner is a Silhouette cut I made. There is a similar one in the Silhouette shop but I thought I'd try to make my own. It was very simple! The white 8 is an old American Crafts Thicker.
The photos were looking a little bare so I added a 7 Gypsies sticker to each and wrote a smidge about the photo.

This is the back :
I left the WED card alone for the backside. I suppose that might bother some people, but it doesn't bother me. :) I attached a portion of the library's storytime calendar to the back with a Studio Calico arrow + 7 Gypsies sticker.
I used the mini fry box from Morgan's Happy Meal and trimmed it down to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" to fit in a slot. I folded up the receipt and stapled it to a 'money spent' card and slipped it inside the fry box.
I will be adding this single page as an additional insert for Week 6 of Project Life. Also, I am linking up to Ali's A Day in the Life | The Documentation post. If you are looking for inspiration or ideas for recording your own day in the life, check out Ali's + the others blog post links.

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  1. HA! I see the paper I used to make an envelope on your desk! How coincidental is that? Great minds think alike :)
    PS. That is my most favorite yogurt ever.
    PSS. Morgan is fabulous in those green glasses!

  2. love the mcd's sleeve! :) I didn't do it this time, but may in a few months when i need an inspiration boost!:)

  3. Very cool. I love the McDonalds sleeve too! You are really making some cool things with the silhouette!!

  4. Love all those bits of life. Absolutely terrific. I'm planning on doing this once a month starting next week. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas - just perfect.