Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

May 10, 2010

Week In The Life : Reader Submissions Part One

So many great Week In The Life project images have been sent my way the last couple of weeks. Some paper, some digital, and some that really cool mixture of both. One of the biggest things I love to see is the variety of people,
places, countries, situations, lifestyles, phases of life, etc of the people
participating in this project. Thanks to everyone who has shared their
work with me both through email and on the Flickr

Stay tuned for more samples tomorrow.


Wilna : see more of her album here.


Laura : see more from her album here.


Linda : see more of her album here.

Wil6 copy

Helena : see more of her album here.


Traci : see more of her album here.





Pip : see more of her album here.



Doris : see more of her album here



Katie : see more of her album here.



Autumn : see more of her album here.

Sunday BACK Option5 copy


4578126771_3a716c3695 copy

Jen : see more of Jen's album here


Beth : see more of her album here.


Agata : see more of her album here.



Beth : see more of her album here.

Week in the Life_Monday_Page 1
Week in the Life_Monday_Page 2
Week in the Life_Monday_Page 3

Sharyn : see more of her album here.





Nicky : see more of her album here.

WITL (2)

WITL (14)

Michelle : see more of her album here.



Elle : see more of her album here.



Amanda : see more of her album here.


Sarah : see more of Sarah's album here.


Claire : see more of Claire's album here.


for a complete list of Week In The Life posts.


  • 1.
    Lee Currie said…

    What gorgeous examples! So nice to see everyone take a brilliant idea and run with it :)

  • 2.
    dawn said…

    I love seeing everyone’s finished alubm. They all look great, so cool seeing the same project in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing these with us everyone and Ali. I can’t wait to see more tomorrow.I’m going to make notes on things to remmeber next time and put them in the back of this album. Congratulations to all the winners yesterday also.

  • 3.

    Hi Ali – here is my finished priject – not sure how to leave a link
    I’m so pleased I did this – thanks again! From Australia.

  • 4.
    Molly Irwin said…

    fun and so inspiring! I especially like what Jess did with a symbol or element integral to each page.

  • 5.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Me too!

  • 6.
    Tanya Gilmartin said…

    Hi Ali,
    Love all the great layouts- here is a link to my pages as well.
    This is a really fun project, and cool that you can do it any “week in your life” depending what you have going on (or not going on!)

  • 7.
    Steff said…

    Is it too late to share? Can’t wait to have a chance to follow the links and browse in depth. Is it just me, or have scrapbooking magazines gone flat since we have the opportunity to see so many wonderful examples of great ideas an in-the-moment stuff right online?

  • 8.
    Yolanda said…

    Wow! Those pages from Jess are really catching my eye. I wish we could see more.

  • 9.
    Mitch said…

    What beautiful examples of such a cool project! I finally got through all my photos this weekend and got them all ordered. Can’t wait to put it all together.
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 10.
    lisacohen said…

    Oh, Ali… thank you for collecting these and posting them! It’s amazing to see how everyone interprets the project and documents their own week. I absolutely love all of the pages and the stories that they tell about our everyday. This project is one of my all-time favorites!
    I forgot about the WITL Flickr group so I just went and uploaded mine (it’s also on my blog:

  • 11.
    Linda Mc said…

    So inspirational!! Thanks to all of you who share!!

  • 12.

    Yeah, me too! Great concept for more of an illustrated journaling approach. Very serene, I like how the “element” can tell a whole story on its own the way it is presented (instead of being tucked away as a decoration).

  • 13.
    Traci Reed said…

    Thanks for featuring mine Ali!

  • 14.
    Jenny said…

    Wow – they’re all so different – and beautiful!

  • 15.
    Heather said…

    Holy cow — these are great — what wonderful inspiration!

  • 16.
    christen said…

    these are fabulous and inspiring! thanks for sharing.

  • 17.

    I’d love to see more of Jess’ album, pretty please.

  • 18.
    lInda said…

    These are great–I am plugging away on mine!

  • 19.
    Tona said…

    These are all wonderful! Everybody did such a great job! I think I’ll give this a try…

  • 20.
    Christine H said…

    I think you rock! Have you read Seth Godin’s book Linchpin? You are exactly what he talks about in this book. An artist who gives it away (I know you have commercial products, but the freebies are your heart)and launches amazing things out in the world. Thanks for sharing your ideas, passions, family….your story.

  • 21.
    linda said…

    Beautiful albums! Thanks for including my minibook and it’s so fun to see the variety…how everyone took the project and made it their own…very cool!

  • 22.

    It’s great to see the variations on this project. Thanks for sharing them here.

  • 23.
    Marta said…

    WOW!!! Didn’t everyone do a great job!!!! I really enjoyed looking at all of them

  • 24.
    Betsy said…

    So cool to see this project period, but to see it and know that all these other people are doing it as well is double cool!!! Loved seeing all the different ideas from all over.

  • 25.
    margaretes said…

    Thrilling to see this glimpse of daily life all over the world, so beautifully presented – so much that is different, and so much exactly the same!

  • 26.
    katie scott said…

    love the variety :) & thanks for including me :)
    & funny little tidbit – my son’s picture shows him patting down his hair to make sure it doesn’t stick up (I remember you posting something about your son doing the same routine in the morning). Later I asked my son if this was a 2nd grade boy kind of thing and he said something like “Oh absolutely Mom, if you’ve got one piece out of place or sticking up all the other kids let you know as soon as you get into class.” (We now use a bit of hairspray to keep that hair down!)

  • 27.
    Ronnie said…

    They are all very nice.
    It’s a very good idea, that tempts me a lot

  • 28.
    Patrice said…

    fab-o creations. must keep this idea at the forefront as we plan and celebrate our daughter’s wedding this september.

  • 29.
    Beth Holmes said…

    I agree Betsy. It’s been so much fun, cool and inspiring doing this and knowing that at the same time so many others are doing it as well. I am so glad I didn’t put this off as “something to do in the future”.

  • 30.
    Marlies said…

    It’s amazing to see how everyone’s joined in and to see this variety in results. It’s an amazing worldwide time capsule.
    Love the different styles and I love Jess’s album; the photos are exquisite!
    Marlies (The Netherlands)

  • 31.
    Sharyn Carlson said…

    I love getting to see all these amazing examples! I can’t wait to spend some time on each of the blogs exploring more. And thank you so much for featuring my pages, Ali :)

  • 32.
    Christina said…

    I second that!!! Ali is sharing her talent and has inspired me to change the way I scrap. I never wanted to start the fancy type of scrapbooking but now I love what I’m doing as it’s mainly pictures+words which I love.

  • 33.
    Christina said…

    What a lovely story Katie, I wish I remembered all the little things like this when my kids were little. Now I record all the little things about my grankids as my daughter is overwhelmed with a child with a disability so I do it for her.
    Love your album.

  • 34.
    Becca Grinder said…

    Ali, I love looking at this year’s collection of albums – they seem like they have more “everyday living” pictures. Candids and visions of day-in and day-out “stuff”. Feels like a piece of their lives frozen in time.

  • 35.
    Christina said…

    Jess’s pages look very interesting. I would love to see more of her work!!

  • 36.
    Julia L. said…

    I love the different styles. Different takes on the same project.
    It’s very freeing to not have to run out and buy a certain embellishment or paper but rely on photos and journaling to tell the story. It’s not always about the latest greatest and cutest “stuff” but telling the story and letting the words and pictures shine.

  • 37.
    Judith said…

    Love the examples. They make me happy as does completing this project! I never thought that documenting my ordinary life would be so fun, but there it is. The little things I want to write down so I don’t forget. I love this project. I have almost finished Sunday so will keep going and hope to show you sometime…

  • 38.
    Pip Prosser said…

    Wonderful to see a few different interpretations of the WITL project … so fun to check out everyone’s photos and layouts … thanks again for the inspiration and for featuring my project on your blog … my blog has NEVER had so many hits, I feel like a rock star!!!! Look forward to seeing some more projects … thanks Ali … cheers, Pip

  • 39.
    Jen D said…

    These are so great- I love seeing a little bit of everyone’s albums!
    Thanks so much for featuring mine as a part of it. And mostly, thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity- you are an inspiration to me!

  • 40.
    Autumn said…

    I agree with Pip! Thanks for featuring our work … and I do feel like a superstar for a day!
    Thanks Ali,

  • 41.
    Amanda said…

    I love looking at everyone’s variations! This project has really changed the way I think of documenting my life! Thanks so much for including my Week In the Life!

  • 42.
    Wendy said…

    Ali, On your first page using the 8×10 photo, are you resizing the photos to 8X10 vertical from your horizontal photo? Trying to figure out the best way to get 8 X 8.5 photos from my horizontal photos, without cropping out too much. Thanks for any advice.

  • 43.
    Laurel said…

    Love it! So inspirational. I didn’t do WITL yet, but I really want to now. I bought the 8.5×11 WITL templates and am loving them! I LOVE multi-photo layouts and these have been great for scrapping big events like vacations. PLEASE do more 8.5×11 multi-photo templates!!!

  • 44.
    Ellen said…

    Hi Ali,
    Love what everybody did with the WITL. So many different takes of the same concept.
    I made Dutch templates for my WITL. I can’t find how to submit them so I post a link.
    I didn’t have time and light to make pictures of all the pages yet ass I have a lot of pages some days. (coudn’t choose what pictures to use and lots of journaling.)
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    The Netherlands.

  • 45.
    kc said…

    OK…I’m inspired by Elle! I bought those “In The Week” cards for NEXT YEAR’s week…along with the monthly cards. With a new baby in the house, I think simple will be better than this year’s attempt (took photos, bought album, doing post-week journaling now – is that allowed? – but CLEARLY not going to be finished within a 2 week time period!)
    I can do this! I can do this! I can do this!!!!!
    Love all the examples! Very inspiring! Thanks!!!

  • 46.

    Oh wow they are all so gorgeous and so inspiring! I really feel like running off and doing this project again – I did it a little over a year ago, it was tough but rewarding. You can see my album here:

  • 47.
    Pat Baker said…

    You are a great mother (and grandmother!) for scrapbooking for your daughter!

  • 48.
    Traci Turchin said…

    Marlies, I absolutely adore your album! Your photos are amazing and I love how they shine in your design!

  • 49.
    Melanie said…

    I love looking at everyones books. I didn’t get to do one this year but I am still looking at all the books. Everyone is so creative.

  • 50.
    amy tangerine said…

    THANKS everyone for posting yours and getting me to finally figure out how to photograph mine!! love the way everyone’s turned out!

Post a comment