Week in the Life

I took pictures for Week in the Life almost 2 months ago, and I am finally getting around to working on my album. Last year I made an opening summary page for my Week in the Life album (1st ever) that I absolutely loved, so I decided to use the same design for this year’s album.

I used the Daily Digital Brushes by Ali Edwards and the December Daily® Mini Kit Papers & Cards by One Little Bird (who said they only work for Christmas? ;)).

Week in the Life

Ali Edwards is gearing up to document her Week in the Life next month, and in addition to a physical kit she also has some digital products available.

I have done my first Week in the Life album last year, and look forward to documenting one week again this year. But for now, I started playing with the digital items, and I love them! Those 3″x8″ strips have so many possibilities!

I printed out some elements from the digital kit and made this 8.5″x11″ hybrid page. So simple and easy to put together!

Week in the Life

I have never done Week in the Life before, but last week I followed along with Ali Edwards and as I was taking pictures all week I thought about all the stories this photos could tell. But at the end of the week, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with those photos. But then when I saw the new templates by Paislee Press for The Lilypad, I knew it was the perfect way for me to get started scrapping my Week in the Life. I paired them with the lovely November BYOC.

The first spread documents the places I’ve been. Mostly autumn scenes.


Around Here 6×8 Templates by Paislee Press
Colored In Papers by Quirky Heart
Sweet November Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings

The second spread documents my favorites of the week.

Faves 6×8 Templates by Paislee Press
Darker Marker Alphas by Amy Martin

Now, I can focus on writing some of the stories for this week.

Anniversary Week – Day 3

{this is part of a series I wrote for write.click.scrapbook. You can find the full post here}

Welcome to Day 3 of this Anniversary Week! Today I will be sharing some inspiration for anniversary cards.

I find it especially meaningful to give a homemade card to celebrate the sweet milestone of an anniversary.

Some of the tips I shared on Day 1 still apply to cards. In particular, focusing on the numbers is always a nice way to build a card.

Here’s an example from me for our 6th anniversary.

For my in-laws’ 50th, I made a card that featured gold – the color of the 50th anniversary.

Finally, this is the card I made this year for my husband.

Come back tomorrow for some mini album inspiration!