Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

September 29, 2008

Have fun & enjoy the process.

Just a quick note this morning to have fun with this project.

If you don't take as many photos as you hoped today, or if things come up, just take more tomorrow. You will be able to work with whatever you have at the end of the week.

For now, just focus on the photos, the words, and collecting some "real life stuff."

I will have a post later today with my photos and notes I have taken.

Happy Monday and enjoy the process!


A complete list of posts related to the week in the life project can be found here.


  • 1.
    tara said…

    I’m ready and DOING it!

  • 2.
    Heather said…

    I started yesterday and I am having so much fun with it.. thanks always for the great inspiration!

  • 3.
    Melissa Miller said…

    I am so excited to start! I have already taken my first photo today!! Thanks!

  • 4.
    JENN R. said…

    This sounds like such a great idea ! I wanted to THANK YOU for such a great time this last weekend at the crop in Medford ! It was great to meet you! I was the one you harassed about bringing 15 layouts and not using any for your demo!! LOL !! By the way, I got 8 layouts completed !! Woo Hoo ! Thanks again for making my day and being there with all of us !! You were great fun, and an inspiration for all of us !

  • 5.
    Becky Swisher said…

    Spent last night laying out the album in 8×8 format. Very similar to our “Week in the Life” CKU class. Printed out digital “story of today” templates(Designer Digitals)… and just for fun looked to see if there were any more templates/brushes for me to use and voila! You added some great new ones. Love them ali!

  • 6.
    Lisa said…

    I started yesterday. Was my birthday so it was a fun day to start this project. I’m taking pictures, but having a hard coming up with “stuff” for the album. Have to work on that.

  • 7.
    Thinkie said…

    I’ve ust jotted down tons of ideas for journalling and photo’s, and have already written some journalling and taken some pics. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 8.
    Thinkie said…

    Lisa: to do lists, shoppinglists, receipts from shopping, going trough your mail and maybe cut out logo’s from magazines and papers and the companies that send you advertisements and bills, use (quotes from) real or e-mail. That’s what I’ve come up with so far

  • 9.
    Scrappin AKA said…

    I started early this morning. I am so excited – I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
    I am actually looking forward to this week and seeing what new things I learn about myself and my loved ones.

  • 10.
    jennyg said…

    I have been snapping away today! So fun..had to get my hubby to take a few of me! Thanks for the updates and encouragement.

  • 11.
    Libby said…

    I started taking photos on Sunday and I thought I’d share one more photo idea that I had – take pictures of your kids asleep each night. My kids are still little, so it was fun to see them in their contorted positions and I am sure as the week progresses I’ll get even more great photos.

  • 12.

    oh man!
    we woke up late today and it’s so dark, grey and looks like rain…..not a fun day for photos but i am lucky my house has lots of windows! forgot all about this and will have to do some pics when the girls come home!
    thanks for reminding us!

  • 13.
    Danielle said…

    Started taking my pictures and collecting receipts and bits of odds and ends and I have my notebook with me at all times. So excited about this!

  • 14.
    mandyk said…

    I started this morning this is a fun adventure. Hubby is excited about me doing this project. Thanks for always inspiring me Ali!

  • 15.
    mandyk said…

    I started this morning this is a fun adventure. Hubby is excited about me doing this project. Thanks for always inspiring me Ali!

  • 16.
    Angie Key said…

    I’m ridiculously excited about this project – I, too, began today. My hubby is a little trepidatious, but he’s playing along… already got a GREAT quote out of him before we even left the house! Is anyone else out there a Corporate type, and are you planning to take photos at the office? I’m trying to balance out the desire to document with the need to be professional as I zoom from meeting to meeting … I’d love to hear from others juggling those same issues.

  • 17.
    gardenymph said…

    Well so far almost nothing has been “routine” today. Isn’t that funny? Here I am trying to document the everyday normal stuff, and no one is cooperating! Just kidding, I guess this is reinforcing just how much life is in flux. I’m taking lots of pics, too many perhaps. I don’t really know how I’m going to put this all together yet. I’m just going to focus on taking the pics and journaling and go from there.

  • 18.
    ms ellie said…

    Ali, I started yesterday, as it was my b-day and HAD to include that! Thanks for the cheerleading on this project. I seem to need more motivation to scrap than I used to when my boys were little. But I am so excited today.

  • 19.
    rachel carlson said…

    up at 5am this morning, snapping away photos, documenting, etc…thanks again ali, i needed this right now!

  • 20.
    Nicky Anderson said…

    Process has started, lots of pictures already – makes you look at things totally different when your heading out the door.
    Have a great day!!
    Happy Monday.

  • 21.
    hchybinski said…

    so far so good. . .

  • 22.
    scrapwordsgirl said…

    I’m gonna do this, Ali!! I’ve been thinking of it all weekend. It should be cool since we have so much going on this week including our 16 year wedding anniversary on Friday and our daughter’s soccer tournament and son’s football game this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 23.
    Jessica Stoops said…

    So is everyone documenting what every member of the family is doing? I have done one for my son, but find it overwhleming with just the three of us. Jess

  • 24.
    Ali said…

    Jessica – I am doing it more about me with Simon + Chris added in as we interact (or in things we do together).

  • 25.
    Shelly Kettell said…

    Thanks Ali for your inspiration! It will be a great week!

  • 26.
    Heidi said…

    Ali: Do you have any ideas of other formats we could use to do this album? Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 27.
    Ali said…

    Heidi – look for information on that coming tomorrow or Wednesday.

  • 28.
    Joy Buss said…

    Thanks for inviting all of us to do this project with you, Ali! I have been thinking about doing this for awhile and just needed someone to do it with…thanks for being my someone!!

  • 29.
    heather said…

    I started yesterday, since it is a typical start of our week. Adn I am so proud I already posted on my blog about it.

  • 30.
    Maggie said…

    I needed this note today! Challenging days do come!

  • 31.
    Heidi said…

    This is off topics, but….
    Have you heard of Operation Photo Rescue? I found them on the Photoshop Elements user group.
    They restore photos damaged by hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. They are run by volunteers and donations and it appears they can always use those who have digital editing/restoration skills.
    Thanks for the fun challenge this week!

  • 32.
    Thinkie said…

    Jessica I didn’t follow my husband to work today to take pictures of his every move, ’cause that’s not what I would do normally. But I did take a pic of him coming home and some of the two of us, for instance just now, I’m on the couch with the laptop and he’s next to me/behing me behind the pc, typically for us after dinner, so I managed to take a pic of that. I thought I was already doing a lot on documenting everyday life but I’ve managed to go one step further in this with this project!

  • 33.
    Cynthia said…

    Thank you Ali for including us in your challlenge, I am having so much fun with this. I have even involved my husband he is taking pictures and documenting with us. “grin”.
    I am looking forward to the rest of the week.

  • 34.
    Grace said…

    So interesting – you did a lot of food shots and I did a lot of pics of kids eating, but not what they ate. Didn’t even think to take a picture of the food itself – great idea for today.

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