Week In The Life 2012 | Supplies & Design Plan

I'm definitely starting to get excited for Week In The Life 2012.

Next week (I start on Monday) I'll be documenting of our lives by taking lots of photos and writing down the details of what we do throughout the day for seven days in a row.

If this is your first time reading about or considering this project I recommend checking out The Basics Of Documenting A Week In Your Life. You can also check out my compilation page of resources from years past, including my completed album for each year, here.

This year, in addition to my base foundation (see below), I've given myself a little bit more room to play. Not sure exactly what form that will take just yet, but I'm setting myself up with a tactile middle portion of each day to contrast with the very graphic (and flat) first and last page of each day.

Here's a run down of how I aim to tackle the album this year:

THE ALBUM


I'll be using a We R Memory Keepers 8.5x11 album again. The vanilla color is becoming my go-to next to the black.

I've also got a second set of 8.5x11 page protectors ready to go.

THE FOUNDATION PAGES


I designed a new set of layered templates for 2012: Week In The Life Layered Template 8.5x11 Vol.4. The main brown graphic elements can be re-colored and the text layers are editable for inputting your own date, etc. in Photoshop Elements or Photoshop (these are layered PSD files). The set includes seven templates with the banners for each day of the week, seven templates for multiple photos and text (that you can mix and match) and one title page.

For those of you who want to do a 12x12 version I've got a layered template set available for that as well: Week In The Life Layered Template 12x12 Vol.4.

Both of those new template sets are on 20% off this week until 6am EST on Saturday.

Also, this coming weekend I will have the banners available as a stand-alone product at Designer Digitals for those of you that just want to be able to print them out and use them in your project. That package will include the individual banner PNG files (the text will not be editable) and a PDF file for easy printing.

Love this 12x12 example from Designer Digitals Creative Team Member Mollie:

If you want additional layered template cards to go inside the divided page protectors (like I have done in the past), you might be interested in these: Share Your Story Layered Template in 8.5x11 or 12x12. These are great for getting additional stories told.

THE INSERTS


Here's where I'd like to inject some room for more play within my content for each day.

This year I'll be using Hambly overlays + divided page protectors + a bit of sewing to create a single insert page for each day. In the past I've just used the divided page protectors but decided to switch it up just a bit.

In that example above I cut one strip from We R Memory Keepers 8.5x11 9-pocket divided page protectors and stitched it along the bottom of a Hambly Herringbone overlay. (I put that Memory Circle in there just so you could see where the pockets are located.)

I'm not sure exactly what I'll be putting on top of the Hambly just yet. I'm thinking letter stickers (emphasizing a phrase or sentiment) or potentially something cut with the Silhouette.

Here's four that I have put together so far:

The first one uses the bottom two rows of pockets (just trimmed off the top one) stitched onto a piece of the Hambly that I trimmed off.

Here's a look at one of the bottom rows of pockets - I cut them so they were right about 4 inches tall (and then did the same for the top row of pockets, measuring from the opening of the pocket down past the seam). I also trimmed off the portion of the page protector along the edge that has the binding holes.

I'm also not sure whether I'll be putting those Hambly + pockets inside a page protector or just punching holes to make it a page in the album. I'm leaning towards just punching holes.

And here's a look at the one with two rows of pockets:

If you are doing 12x12 you could use some of Becky's page protectors from the Big Variety Pack 1 for your middle page.

Have you seen what Julie Fei-Fan Balzer did to create her own custom-sized page protectors with washi tape (no sewing)? This might be a cool way to achieve a similar result as well without sewing (as long as you can keep the pockets intact).

THE DAILY SHEETS


I'll be using the same free set of Daily Sheets for 2012. Not sure how I'll incorporate them in just yet. Last year I just added them in as a page and I might do that same thing again this year.

You can download them again here.

WELCOME TITLE SPONSORS


A very big thank you to the following companies that have signed on to be sponsors of Week In The Life 2012:


WELCOME GIVEAWAY SPONSORS


Look for a great series of giveaways from all these companies next week:


2012 BANNER


Feel free to share this on your blog or site:

Please link to: http://aliedwards.com/2010/01/week-in-the-life.html

YOU'RE INVITED


I hope you'll decide to join me next week in some form or another. It's always that much more exciting when there's a group of people working along at the same time - great for support and ideas.

As usual I'll be sharing my words and photos each day next week and I'll invite you to do the same with a blog link. The following week I'll be putting me album together and will share more of that process along the way.

80 thoughts shared

  1. Melissa

    2012-04-19 23:25:29 -0500

    Ali - will there be a Flickr group this year?

    I'm 38weeks pregnant so don't think I'll be able to scrap it right away but will be doing the daily sheets and taking photos when I can. I love WITL! :)

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  2. Maggie

    2012-04-20 12:35:46 -0500

    Thanks so much for sharing this project with us, Ali!

    Oh, I am SO excited to do this for the first time! I always kick myself for not joining when I see all of the posts with everyone's updates.

    I'm leaning toward the 8.5x11 format because I love the aesthetics of it but was hoping to have the pages printed into a digital book. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good printer who prints at that size? If not, I'll just go with the 12x12 and scale down.

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  4. Clare Lloyd

    2012-04-20 15:14:01 -0500

    I’m new to scrapbooking but looking forward to this project. It is especially exciting for me as it is my birthday on Tuesday so I get to document all of my celebrations. What an excuse to stretch them out :)

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  5. Shanna

    2012-04-22 13:48:35 -0500

    Its my first year doing this...I am really excited and inspired, thanks for the great design ideas!

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  6. Stephanie Gruss

    2012-04-22 16:25:40 -0500

    I'm going to join in for the first time this year. This week was going to be sort of different because we have company coming to town and then life turned upside down. Saturday, April 28 my husband is flying all the way across the country to start a new job while I stay here in OH-IO! It's going to be a whirlwind crazy week that I'm going to want to remember. I'm thinking about postponing the scrappy part until after my mom leaves on May 6. Thoughts on waiting an extra week? (It will give me time to order prints, but it also gives me time to forget...)

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  11. Cindy Medina

    2012-04-25 23:08:31 -0500

    Great Idea

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