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Weekend Creative : Document Your Weekend

water lily by you.
[ Shore Acres State Park July 2008 ]
I've decided to do a mini version of my week in the life project this weekend and you are invited you to play along. All that's needed is your camera and a willingness to document your life for two whole days (much easier to swallow than the seven required in the week version).

The end result of this project (whether you create layouts, a minibook, or record it on your blog) will be a glimpse of your life at this particular point in time. I am going to wait until I see how many photos I take before deciding on a format.

Anyone can do this project. Consider inviting your spouse, child, parent, or friend to participate with you.

Feel free to start on Friday night if that's the beginning of your weekend. I'll be starting on Saturday morning and continuing through Sunday evening.

As usual take more photos than you think you will need. Capture, capture, capture.

Here's some things to consider capturing:


  • weekend morning rituals

  • the time on your clock when you wake up

  • your place of worship

  • Sunday evening routine

  • capture doing nothing if you are lucky enough to get that chance

  • the places you go (sporting events, nurseries, out to breakfast, drinks with friends)

  • in general, what makes your weekend special or different from your life during the week


Don't forget to charge your camera batteries and to keep your camera with you as you go about your weekend.

READY. SET. GO.
OneMoreThing

To get your weekend started, here's a freebie download of a couple words for you to use on upcoming projects. Zipped file includes 3 .png hand drawn word images. Click below to download.

Download AEdwards_Weekend

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146 thoughts

  1. Katrina Kennedy says…
    05/15/2009

    What a great idea Ali! I loved the week in the life project!

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  2. Marcie Howe says…
    05/15/2009

    Sounds like fun! I'm in!! Thanks for the freebie.

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  3. Nicky from Canada says…
    05/15/2009

    Short and sweet - can't wait to follow along. And thanks for the freebie.
    Have a fun weekend.

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  4. wendy treseder says…
    05/15/2009

    What a cool idea, sounds much less daunting than a whole 7 days.
    Thanks for the inspiration and the freebie too.
    Here's to capturing the weekend!

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  5. Elise Blaha says…
    05/15/2009

    love that lily pad photo.
    and I am totally in.

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  6. Lani says…
    05/15/2009

    Oh wow. Not sure this is the right weekend for me, but so awesome of you to share the idea and the FREEBIE. Thanks Ali - always inspiring.

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    1. Sable says…
      02/24/2014

      You condlu't pay me to ignore these posts!

  7. Jenny Alfonso says…
    05/15/2009

    Thanks for the freebie!! I had so much fun doing A Week in the LIfe with you and it is my favorite album so far. This will be fun to do!!

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  8. Dori says…
    05/15/2009

    Wow, Ali, thank you so much for the freebie! I have several of your products from Designer Digitals and my favorite album to date is my week in the life - it documents the week I spent with my son and DIL when he returned from Iraq last year. He just deployed to Afghanistan on Tuesday and I was looking for a way to document my life right now without letting my emotions take over. Your mini weekend idea is perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  9. Johanna Dietrich says…
    05/15/2009

    … as I still haven't "done" anything with my photos and collected material from the week in the life project yet, I think I will skip out on this one :) Can't wait to see what you come up with this weekend, though!

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  10. Tanya says…
    05/15/2009

    Sounds FUN! I'm IN! I've done the Week in My Life = lotta work! I'm super down with a weekEND in my life! Thanks for the freebie!

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  11. Jenny C says…
    05/15/2009

    I will definitely be doing this! I tried to do the Week in Our Life and I fizzled out about Tuesday LOL. A Weekend should be no problem! Thank you for the freebie! I'm addicted to your word-art!

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  12. Jessica Woodford says…
    05/15/2009

    I'm definitely will be playing along this weekend. I love capturing "a day on our life"! Can't wait to get started :)
    Thanks Ali!
    I'll be posting our weekend on my blog next week:
    www.jessicawoodford.typepad.com

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  13. Denise Laborde says…
    05/15/2009

    Whoop Whoop! Great project idea :)
    I failed your Week in the life project (or maybe I'll give myself C-) back in September because I didn't go all the way - though I love to look back at what I did complete because it is so real.
    I might give this a try - I have a special weekend coming up with my little brother who is visiting from the states.
    Oh, beautiful photo.
    Have a great weekend,
    Denise

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  14. Jenn N says…
    05/15/2009

    Love it - I'm in!

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  15. Catherine says…
    05/15/2009

    Thanks Ali...gotta luv a freebie. Appreciate your generoisty.
    Catherine A

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  16. Jeanne says…
    05/15/2009

    This will be so much fun...I am in!!

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  17. HeatherC says…
    05/15/2009

    Great idea and thank you for the freebie! This weekend we are having 2 birthday parties -- I may wait and do this next weekend when it will be a more "normal" run of the mill weekend (this weekend will be documented anyway because of the parties)

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  18. Ashlee Archibald says…
    05/15/2009

    I'm in! I think I can handle this one :)

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  19. Kim Brown says…
    05/15/2009

    Sweet! Weekend creative is back.

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  20. {vicki} says…
    05/15/2009

    Count me in! and thanks for the downloads!

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  21. Trish says…
    05/15/2009

    This is a wonderful idea, and my granddaughter is spending the weekend with me, so it's a perfect weekend to document! Thank you for the download, Ali!!

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  22. Kristyn G says…
    05/15/2009

    I'm in! This weekend will be a definite break in our normal routine as we are packing up my great great aunt's house. it will be nice to document my feelings as we say goodbye. Thanks for the prompt this weekend and for the great freebie!

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  23. Sarah says…
    05/15/2009

    Awesome! I was wondering if you have to have photo editting or digital scrapbooking software to open the freebies. They are fabulous, but I wasn't sure if I could use them in Word.
    Thanks!

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  24. Houston says…
    05/15/2009

    Thanks for the freebie Ali! This would be a great weekend to document... we're getting the house and yard ready for summer!

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  25. Joanne says…
    05/15/2009

    I'm playing along!! Thank you for the freebie....I will definitely use it.

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