Day In The Life This Thursday (5/8) | Want To Play Along?


I was thinking last week that it's been way too long since I last did a Day In The Life.

Actually it was last June to be exact.

Last year (2013) I started the year with the plan that I'd do it once a month. I lasted about half year and then let it go because it just wasn't inspiring me and other things got in the way.

You're invited to join me this Thursday, May 8th to document a day in your life.

It's just more fun when we are doing it together.

Grab a free downloadable Daily Sheet for documentation. You can download a free set of Daily Sheets (originally designed for Week In The Life but you can choose to just print one page) here. I use this as I go about my day.

In 2012 I did a Day In The Life in February. Here's the posts that went along with that project:

There's lots of options for how you might choose to make something with the words and photos you gather over the course of the day. With the content you collect maybe you will: 

  • Create a traditional scrapbook page.
  • Add your content to Project Life® as an insert or consider using a whole spread for just one day. See below for how I've done that in the past or check out my Day In The Life archives.
  • Document your day on Instagram. Fun and easy!
  • Make a mini-book. It would be so fun to use one of these little We R Memory Keepers 4x4 albums for a Day In The Life.

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2014 | And in case you are wondering I do currently plan to embark on a Week In The Life project again this year as well starting on September 8th.

Last year I designed a set of 6x12 Day In The Life layered templates that I can use as inserts in Project Life. They include space for a photo plus areas for journaling morning, afternoon, evening and gratitude. Here's a tutorial for working with this specific template: Day In The Life Layered Template Tutorial.

I've also designed a 6x12 Photo Collage Template set to go along with the Day In The Life layered templates. They can be used in conjunction or on their own for anytime you want to add a 6x12. You can also combine the two together to create a 12x12 layout. I'll be using these as the back page of the 6x12 insert to include photos I take throughout the day.

Like the idea of 6x12 layered templates? You can also check out my 6x12 Words And Photos Layered Templates and see how I used them in Project Life here.

AE_GiveawayImage1211Two (2) people will win a $75 credit towards their next purchase at Minted 

  • Elizabeth Icaza
  • Sherrie Davis

One (1) person will win a May Main Scrapbook kit from Paper Camellia Kits. US & Canada Addresses only. 

  •  #424 | Alyna said…What an amazing kit! Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

31 thoughts

  1. Harriett

    2014-05-05 16:56:34 -0400

    I'm in. I've been itching for an excuse to get out the big camera for something besides little league games.

  2. Megan

    2014-05-05 17:18:17 -0400

    So excited for week in the life!! I kinda like it's the same week as last year. Last year I had surgery and this year I'll be in vacation. Big, big difference!

  3. MK

    2014-05-05 18:32:53 -0400

    Oh my gosh! I posted earlier that it was an ordinary day. Why is wrong with me? It's my 15th wedding anniversary!

  4. chris s

    2014-05-05 19:39:36 -0400

    i'm in too!

  5. Carol Labuski

    2014-05-05 22:51:45 -0400

    I'd love to do this!

  6. Amanda Villagómez

    2014-05-06 00:50:07 -0400

    Excited to see this. I also haven't completed a day in the life for a while. I think I made it to last August. This is good motivation to do it again, right in the mix of it all.

  7. rossana

    2014-05-06 05:48:59 -0400

    I think I'll use the small 4x4 album, it's perfect for the stories of one day! what will you use?

  8. Jennifer Kolakowski

    2014-05-06 08:03:52 -0400

    Yes, yes, yes! Thank you Ali!

  9. Annette

    2014-05-06 08:35:10 -0400

    Question for you that has nothing to do with the post: Do you document the hard times? I look back through my scrapbooks and only see the good days, the happy times. But that isn't a fair reflection of life. I struggle with whether or not to tell the stories that involve the real, but not so pretty parts of life.

  10. Megan Anderson

    2014-05-06 08:59:07 -0400

    I'm so excited! I kept up with the end-of-the-month Day in the Life practice last year, and this year I've been doing the 15th of each month. I'm thinking of switching to the 8th with you all, though, because it's so much more fun when lots of people are joining in!

    The 8th is a travel day for me, so this will get interesting :)

    Last year I used your 6x12 templates, but this year I've been making an extra Day in the Life spread in Project Life:

    Thanks so much for this project idea, Ali! It's seriously my favorite.

  11. J3SS1C4

    2014-05-06 09:57:53 -0400

    Looking forwards to Day in the Life! I haven't done something like this since Week in the Life last year. And I'm kind of excited that Week in the Life will be the same week as last year as well, because I'll be moving shortly, my mode of transport will have changed, and things will be oh-so-different to last year! I think it will be awesome to really focus on how some things are the same and some are so different! :)

  12. Hobbyjunglen

    2014-05-06 10:31:07 -0400

    Sounds & look very interesting Ali, looking forward to study this page alot more (just got in thru a tip from a customer) Good luck! :)

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  14. Katie M

    2014-05-06 19:24:08 -0400

    I'm definitely joining in! I'm a long time scrapbooker, but took a few years off due to life's challenges. I'm looking forward to trying Day in the Life. The funny thing is that Thursday is the busiest day we've had in a long time full of meetings, and fun. It will be fun to document!

  15. Michelle

    2014-05-06 21:31:41 -0400

    I am all in!

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  18. Carol

    2014-05-08 00:54:56 -0400

    For those of us on Instagram, is there a specific # to use?

  19. Cathy

    2014-05-08 02:57:31 -0400

    I've been doing my Day In The Life today as I am in Australia! I'm curious to know Ali if you are going to be releasing a 12x12 template for this year?


  20. Leslie

    2014-05-08 09:58:36 -0400

    Jumping in and doing Day in the Life today! Thanks for the push. And, I'll keep my fingers crossed you do a kit for Week in the Life, I think the kit would just what I need to get it done since I haven't done Week in the Life before.

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  23. Marta Teruel

    2014-05-11 15:51:23 -0400

    Hi Ali!
    It's my first time doing this, but I enjoyed a lot the process and also scrapbooking the photographs. I posted them in Instagram #dayinthelife but I couldn't resist to make a mini album that you can see at the link below:
    Hope you like it!! Kisses!

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