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May 15, 2009

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.


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


  • 51.
    Anne Welch said…

    Thanks for sharing.

  • 52.
    KathyL said…

    Sounds like a great way to remember those busy weekends. Thanks for the freebies too ;)

  • 53.
    Maureen said…

    So far my weekend is really up in the air…start on a cruise or stay home. Thanks for the great freebie and I may start something just to relieve the tension of wondering.

  • 54.
    Michelle said…

    Awesome idea, Ali! I have to debate if I can “take this on” this weekend or not, but I totally would love to. Your Week In the Life project was my all-time favorite, and I love the final album from that—every day I cherish it more as things change and I have that record of “how it was,” at least that week! ;-) Thank you soooooo much for the freebies! I absolutely LOVE your hand-drawn words, they are my favs!
    (And by the way, I am still anxious to see what else is happening with Simon’s school “stuff”—I made piles right after your post inspired me, and well, those piles are still sitting . . . desperately needing more inspiration, haha!) Have a great weekend! =)

  • 55.
    Helen said…

    Looking forward to playing along and it’s really good to see your ‘weekend inspiration’ back :)

  • 56.
    LIndiGohn said…

    thanks ali…excited to play along…have you have a great weekend of capturing too!!

  • 57.
    Sarah George said…

    Woo hoo…
    love the idea and thanks for the freebie Ali!

  • 58.
    Nicky Hurt said…

    Another wonderful idea! Thanks for the freebie!

  • 59.
    Karen Kennedy said…

    Thank you for the freebie and for the inspiration to get crackin’! this will be my first experience documenting a few days….I’m excited! Thanks!

  • 60.
    Michelle said…

    One more thing is I have your Days and Months HD words and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that these ones are slightly different!! That is so awesome—love how that “t” is crossed! Thanks again. =)

  • 61.
    Anna Vollmer said…

    What an awesome idea, Thanks for the freebie!

  • 62.
    Sharon said…

    I’m in! My blog is in dire need of some attention, so I think that’s where this project will end up. Maybe a scrappy project too. Thanks for the freebie!

  • 63.
    Michelle said…

    . . . AND I also like how the pen is thicker! I know, I know, I pay a lot of attention to detail, haha. I think this is my favorite “width” for the pen on HD words. Nicely done. =)

  • 64.
    marsha said…

    WoW! i love your freebies, thanks, i love your blog, too!

  • 65.
    Donita Behrends said…

    This will be fun & the freebies are great – now my mind is really going about what I am doing this weekend!

  • 66.
    HeatherOz said…

    Thanks so much for the download! Have a great weekend!

  • 67.
    jen shears said…

    Thanks for all the inspiration! And the freebie!

  • 68.
    Debbie McIntyre said…

    This will be the perfect weekend to do this! I’m in. So much getting done over the next three days indoors and out. Thanks for the the freebie to jump start the weekend. Mac

  • 69.
    Brittany said…

    Thank you for your fab freebie and great idea!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  • 70.
    Melody said…

    Yay! A quickie fun project I can hang with. Thanks.

  • 71.
    Danielle said…

    I am absolutely in!! I will start tonight!!! Thanks Ali – I loved the Week in the Life project and needed a little something to hold me over until the next one :)

  • 72.
    Angie F said…

    Thanks for the inspiration and the free download!! LOVE it!!

  • 73.
    Joann said…

    Gosh I love you, Ali Edwards! So glad I’m following you now. I have bridesmaid’s duties this weekend, so it’s going to be C R A Z Y. I’d love to incorporate your project to journal the weekend.
    Also……I always take too many pictures. No problem there! LOL.

  • 74.
    tchrtiff said…

    Sounds like a fun idea. Thank you for the freebie. :-)

  • 75.
    Tammy Bentzinger said…

    Thanks Ali!! I needed that:)

  • 76.

    YAY!! Thank you SO much for the free download!!

  • 77.
    Erica Hettwer said…

    Great idea! Thanks for the download! :D

  • 78.
    Michelle E said…

    Wonderful idea, I think I’ll give it a go.
    Thanks for the freebie

  • 79.
    Annette said…

    Wow Just what I needed. I’m game for this. Thanks for the freebie. Have a grat weekend

  • 80.
    Cam said…

    Thank you very much for this great freebie!!!!!

  • 81.
    Sasha said…

    What a fantastic idea! And what a GREAT weekend to capture, this warm warm weekend coming up here in Oregon! Enjoy the sun, whatever you do! :)

  • 82.
    Haley said…

    Great idea, thanks for the freebie.

  • 83.
    Natalie said…

    Thank you for the inspiration and the freebie!!

  • 84.
    Audra said…

    Ali, Thanks so much for the freebie, but mostly thanks for the inspiration! Cannot wait to start!

  • 85.
    Wendy said…

    Wow what a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • 86.
    Kathy F said…

    Ali- I am gonna do this this weekend….I have to teach at my lss, but this will be so much fun! :) Also, thanks for the freebie! :)

  • 87.
    MargVP said…

    Love it!….I’m in.
    Thanks for the freebie and have a wonderful weekend.

  • 88.
    lynne said…

    fun idea! and thanks for the free word art!

  • 89.
    Libby said…

    I’m not going to play along this time, but I’ve been wanting to do this sort of thing since I first heard you mention it and WILL eventually! But I love that you included capturing it on a blog as one of the options – not just in scrapbook pages. I’ve had a stamping blog for a couple years now, and this year started a family blog. This week I’ve been capturing each day of a vacation we went on last week, day by day, on the blog, both so our family & friends in different states can see what we did, and also so I’ll have it as a reference, once I finally do get around to scrapbooking it. I love that my blog helps me capture some details along with the corresponding photos, so when I’m ready to create with paper it will take a little less work! :-)

  • 90.
    Heidi Y said…

    I’ll be playing along – and maybe I’ll get my blog current again :) Thanks so much for the Freebie!

  • 91.
    Dani said…

    Whoa, I was surprised to see that photo when I came to your blog today. I have a very similar one on the top banner of my blog. How funny! :)

  • 92.
    Kristi said…

    Yay! A weekend creative! I heart them! It’s been a while since I’ve done this and a couple of days is so less intimidating than a week. I’m in!

  • 93.
    Stefanie said…

    I have been wanting to do one of these for awhile. Sign me up!

  • 94.
    Estelle said…

    Thanks for the freebies !

  • 95.
    Sabina said…

    Thank you for the freebie!! I cant wait to use this word images :) Have a great weekend :D

  • 96.
    Lindsay Bateman said…

    Thank you so much for the freebie! So generous, and what a way to kick us into high gear! You never cease to inspire!

  • 97.
    Gabi said…

    Thank you for inspiring me, Ali! And thank you so much for the download.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • 98.
    Kimberly White said…

    Thanks Ali! – for the inspiration and the freebie! Have a great weekend!

  • 99.
    kat-in-texas said…

    Oooooh! Thanks, Ali!!!

  • 100.
    Erica said…

    Thanks for the freebie Ali!

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