Friday in Week In The Life™ this year happened to fall on Halloween.
This is the day I added no words to my blog post - partly because I was just tired at the end of the day (hey, it was Halloween) when I was putting it together and partly because it showed a very pointed difference from the previous days - an opportunity for all of us to think about how the words play in our projects.
When it came time to get the photos and the words into the album the process was different from previous days because I didn't already have those words easily accessible to just copy and paste onto the photos. Rather than trying to add a bunch more words, I went with small bits of stories added to labels or hand-written directly onto the photos.
I actually really like this as a mix-in to the overall album and is a nice contrast from the rest of the days with all the words.
Here's a look at Friday 2014:
The day begins, again, with an enlarged 6x8 photo of my niece Gabrielle. It was one of my favorites from the day. I added one of the gold-edged labels
Today I decided to go with a photo on the front of the 3x8 card.
And a photo for the back - which happens to be a shot of the inside of my fridge which was stocked up because we were having people over in the evening.
I like the look of the combination of the perforated phrase + the type + the handwritten words along the bottom.
Those labels are great for adding a bit of context/story to the photos. "Love this" is from my Photos stamp set.
I followed my plan/pattern and gold embossed the chipboard #5. This one got stapled to the photo vs. just hanging out by itself in the pocket so I was able to include another photo.
I'm sure for some people out there this is way too simple.
For me, I'm cool with it as a piece of the whole story. Words + photos + intentional word-based embellishments. Love that.
Writing directly on my photo using the Staedtler pen.
I cut "everyday magic" from one of the 3x4 cards and stapled it to the photo.
The YES gold letter stickers are from Pebbles. I love how this shot shows the action that was happening around here on Halloween night - it's one of my favorite parts of the night when we sit in my entry way and watch all the kids come to the door.
And I ended this day with a large photo of Simon standing in the door. I added my story directly onto the photo.