Friday, April 30, 2010

A Week In My Life

I have heard of the WITL project for the past couple of years. I even put one together (sort of) a couple of years ago. I learned about it from Ali Edwards, a scrapbook/blogger who I love. For those of you who don't scrap it's nice because really it's about the photos and stuff you collect during the week. The purpose is to capture and remember a week in the life of you and you family. It could just be a photo album fill with pictures, receipts, bits, apieces. It could be a journal you keep during the week about what your family does each day. The possibilites are limitless.

I decided that I would take a few pictures each day, print out three or four, add a few pieces, thoughts, and fill up a mini book. I also challenged myself to use some old products I had in my stash. I almost met the challenge ;).I loved playing around with the products, some paints and some new stamps I bought at CKC (technically while they are new, I did not purchase them specifically for the project. That counts, right?)

Is my life really that interesting? I am not sure. Will anyone even care to look at this? Maybe my niece and nephews? Who knows. For the most part I used it as a chance to play with my camera, practicing taking pictures, and playing with my art supplies. Good enought for me. THanks for looking, I will put a link to products I used at the bottom. (The journalling cards were a download from Becky Higgins that I printed out last year and never used. So happy with how they look, glad I kept them. Unfortunately, the file is no longer availible, and I deleted so I can't share. Sorry. But there are so many companies who make stuff like that, I am sue you can find cute ones!)

A regular Monday. Just a few pics of my day. Yes, I love a good shower, and lots of fru fru with it ;). I punched all the butterflies out of xtra journalling cards I wasn't going to use.

A boring Tuesday, so I decided to document websites I check everyday and tv shows I love to watch right now. The day rub ons are a set from Rusty Pickle.

Wednesday things finally perked up at Casa del Bazeley. A trip to Target, a haircut, and out for drinks. I add the receipts to a coaster I, ahem, borrowed from the bar. Just punched holes in it and added it right to the book.

Thursday was a long work day. Caffeine was in order, so the sleeve from my iced coffee went right into the book. I love the texture that these pieces add to the project. I also made sure to document the 'tools' of my job: The internet, cell phone, my Ipod and the view fom my dash. I do a LOT of driving in my job,so this definitely represents my life right now.

Friday was a gossip lunch with my friend Lisa, who can make me laugh like noone else, and a trip to see a new plays festival. Backed the postcard from the show with one of the xtra journal cards, and used that to matte the photo of my favorite Thai lunch.

Saturday was very rainy, so I stayed in. Took a few snaps around the house. Did make a run to pick up a couple of things, I stuck those reciepts in this cute Maya Road envelope.

Sunday. The best day. Same as the other ones, including a pic of me reading the Sunday paper-a must.

At the last minute I decided to add a "Tweets of the Week" page. Twitter is a big part of my day, so I thought it would be cute to put a few of my 143 charcters in there. Gems like "Anyone have a Red Bull, cause I need one. STAT" lol

A list of products:
album: Maya Road chipboard-measured 4x9
stamps: this one from Technique Tuesday and this one from Studio Calico
two butterfly punches from Martha Stewart
kraft envelope from Maya Road
Paint: Making Memories and Marshmallow Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels
Black Letters from Amercian Crafts
Day rub ons from Rusty Pickle

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you decide to put together a project like this for yourself!!

QOTD: Do you have a Derby Hat? I am not much of a hat person, but I do have a lovely flower clip for my hair!


Francine said...

This looks really cool!!! I just did a blog post about how I plan to approach my album. Thanks for the inspiration, as I was feeling a bit ho-hum about the whole thing. lol

borcherding said...

Love your album!! Looks really good!!

Jane said...

I'm looking at your album - all the way from sunny Australia!! I think a lot of people love the concept of "A week in my Life" and see Ali doing it but think OMG I can't cope with SO much work - this album is perfect, you have captured the essence of the concept but made it so simple anyone could run with this and not feel overwhelmed. Brilliant.

QuiltingChaos said...

very nicely done. simple and creative. I really liked it! Thanks for sharing

Kerry said...

v cool. like your format. mine is also A5 landscape. need to get my act together & GET IT DONE now...
tnx for sharing!