Join In : A Week In The Life


[ from 2005 ]

From 2005 through 2007 I taught a class at Creating Keepsakes University called A Week In The Life (the project is also highlighted in my book Life Artist). These were album classes that focus on documenting everyday details over the course of seven consecutive days. The albums themselves are definitely up there on my list of favorites.

Even though I am not teaching the class any more I want to do the project again.

Things in my life are much different right now than they were a year ago. I want to make sure I capture some of those little things - the way things look in our house, how I am feeling, our growing family (and the last few months of life as just 3), what Simon is up to, etc.

Consider yourself invited to play along. Next week will be content gathering week. From Monday through Sunday I will be using my camera and gathering "bits of life" to add to my album. The following week I will be putting the album together using supplies I have on hand.

Look for more details to come tomorrow including the categories I will be using and a list of photos to consider as you go through the week.


I also wanted to take a minute today and welcome my newest sponsors: Clickin Moms, A Million Memories, Stampin With Steph (Stampin Up), and

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor send me an email for more information.


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

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  1. kimberq

    2008-09-25 19:07:20 -0400

    I am gonna do it!!Woo hoo!!Can't wait to see how it turns out

  2. Jennifer L.

    2008-09-25 19:10:50 -0400

    Thank you for doing this again, Ali. I took your Week In The Life in Anaheim 2007 and Evolution 2008 in Provo, but the Week album is my favorite of every album I have made! I hope you are feeling well!
    Jennifer LoSchiavo :)

  3. Nora

    2008-09-25 20:10:48 -0400

    This is really a great idea, I think I'm gonna try to play along:)

  4. Cathy

    2008-09-25 21:14:03 -0400

    This sounds like such fun... I think I'd better do it.

  5. Jeff

    2008-09-25 22:08:35 -0400

    I was writing down a list of layouts / projects I wanted to make only the other night and this project was one of them! Great timing - I'm with you on this!

  6. Jo

    2008-09-25 22:10:54 -0400

    I wrote the above comment and didn't realise that my husband's name was in the typekey field. He will not be making the project, but he will definitely feature in it!

  7. cindy k

    2008-09-26 00:05:44 -0400

    i read about you on shutters sisters. we just picked up a notebook from muji that has about eight small rectangles per page and we're trying to fill them with things from the week - receipts, movie stubs, pics, magazine clippings, etc. next week, i'll use pics only like you're doing. sounds like fun.

  8. Katie Squires

    2008-09-26 00:26:36 -0400

    How incredibly awesome of you to share this with us all :) Thank-you :)

  9. abbey

    2008-09-26 00:38:01 -0400

    I found ou on shutter sisters! I love this project idea... can't wait to pass your blog link on to friends!
    THanks for inspiring!

  10. reenie

    2008-09-26 00:50:03 -0400

    I'm in! and I have recruited some friends over at Danelle Johnson's to join in as well. Thanks for the invite, I'm looking forward to working on this project.

  11. Linda J

    2008-09-26 07:30:27 -0400

    Oh yeah! I will so do this! Just have to remember to bring my camera!

  12. Sue

    2008-09-26 09:15:16 -0400

    Cool! I am pumped!

  13. Caitlin

    2008-09-26 12:07:51 -0400

    I just wanted to share something for those that might think their life is too boring to document. I took your class at CKU just a couple of months after I met my husband. We had just been dating for two months at the time that I did my week, but there are some bits of him and the beginnings of our relationship in there! It is really fantastic to have that piece of our story documented and at that time, I thought my life was really boring and struggled with what to put in there! Now I am really glad I have it!

  14. Maggie

    2008-09-27 05:11:36 -0400

    Cool! I'm sort of doing this by month for my own simple "everyday" keep me more present in my scrapbooking. I just got 18 pages done in two days...loving the simplicity.
    Here's sort of my easy method I'm using:

  15. Hotomom

    2008-09-29 05:09:28 -0400

    Can't wait Ali, I am starting my picture taking today. Yeah!!

  16. Sarah

    2008-09-29 16:50:17 -0400

    I've been wanting to create a layout about "a day in the life of me" and this project is so inspiring, thank you! Can't wait to participate!

  17. Carol

    2008-09-30 03:25:54 -0400

    I want to do it too!!! ANd I have the feeling is one of those things that will become an habit throughout the following years.. So nice the invitation came on a morning I really needed it...

  18. abbey

    2008-09-30 07:53:28 -0400

    I'm in - had a slow day Monday, but am concentrating more on this today. It is a great exercise.

  19. Tamara Rettino Provost-Zig Zag Mama

    2008-10-10 15:30:09 -0400

    This is so much more difficult (and fun) than I expected. I'm posting my rough version on my blog
    I think next week I'm going to do the opposite, and try to tell the day's story in a single pic and few words.

  20. Liz C.

    2008-10-13 13:15:21 -0400

    Wow!!! What a cool project - I just stumbled on here - I wish I had sooner - I would have loved to have taken part in this group project - Maybe I will just have to embark on a project like this solo...

  21. Irma

    2008-11-15 02:40:51 -0500

    I finally finished this project-was putting it off in favor of doing more decorative LOs....this one was deep in content, and very therapeutic to finish. Thank you for a great project idea. You can find my mini album here:

  22. Rebecca Harper

    2009-08-29 18:25:17 -0400

    Will you be doing :A Week in the Life" again? One of my favorite projects to do and love having you as inspiration.

  23. diana

    2009-09-04 09:55:07 -0400

    love your ispiration!!!!!

  24. diana

    2009-09-04 09:57:15 -0400

    Sorry everyone I didn't mean to spell inspiration wrong!

  25. Kath Stewart

    2010-04-08 12:14:07 -0400

    I'm in and I'm going to try to get my sister to play too

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