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Week In The Life™ 2014 | Wednesday In Album

My  Week In The Life™ album for 2014 is complete and I'm excited to share the rest of it with you over the next week. 

I'm going to keep doing it one day at a time which allows me to add more details vs. one long post and I'll finish up with a video overview to bring it all together. 

Here's a look at  Wednesday

Wednesday continues to have a very decent amount of words in addition to my photos. I'm really proud of that this year and happy that I took the time during the week to really write at the end of each day - having it in  a blog post really made it easy to go back and corral the content when I was ready to work on the album. 

Today is the day where I repeated the phrase "the story of today" at the beginning of each of my journaling sections. 

For the enlarged photo I chose to go with this grainy one I took of Anna in the early morning hours in my bedroom. I made it black and white using  RadLab

One of the things I wanted to do was show you different ways to work with the 3x8 insert. Some days I've added photos, some days I've added hand-written words and today I added large text.

When I was going back over what I wrote on my blog post for Wednesday these words stuck out to me and I thought they would be cool to add here using a larger type size. 

For printing on the 3x8 I created a new canvas in Photoshop (sized to 3x8 at 300dpi) and typed up my journaling. I used a ruler to measure the margins where there was already printing on the card and placed my journaling on the canvas in Photoshop accordingly. 

I did one print to see what it would look like before temporarily adding the 3x8 card and running the whole thing through the printer. Sometimes this works on the first try and sometimes I have to run it through, make an adjustment, and do it again. Sometimes I also hold up the two pieces of paper to the light before running it through with the card attached so I can see more clearly where the type is going to end up. 

If that all sounds like way too much trouble you could also use bigger letter stamps to add your journaling to this page. 

On the back I went with one of the photos I took of Anna. I really like the contrast of the up-close, 1/2 face with all the other farther away shots I generally take. 

I embossed the #3 with gold again and placed it in the pocket (stapled in place). 

"This is my life" was stamped onto the photo using Memento Luxe Wedding Dress White Ink.

I kept it pretty simple again using those perforated word strips. 

On the photo of Anna in the shopping cart I added the text at an angle - partly because the photo has a lot going on and partly because there was a nice strong vertical line in place that was just asking to have text on top. 

The final spread for Wednesday is again, words and photos. I took advantage of the "white space" on the photo of Simon getting off the bus for more words. 

I didn't end up adding any inserted photos or additional photos outside of page protectors today - the page protectors were enough. 

I ended the day with an enlarged photo of Simon + the story of the photo + the chipboard "observations" banner. 

Check out my other completed  Week In The Life™ 2014 days here: Monday // Tuesday // Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday

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14 thoughts

  1. PolkaDotCreative says…
    12/12/2014

    Beautiful. Your pages are worth waiting for. x

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/13/2014

      Thank you :)

  2. mtercha says…
    12/12/2014

    Awesome. Love the different ways you put your journaling. Inspiring. Michelle t

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  3. lori2009 says…
    12/12/2014

    Enjoying the full post for each finished page. I look forward to completing my weekinthelife. And the split picture of Anna- love, love that!!!

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  4. petrac says…
    12/12/2014

    Just beautiful Ali

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  5. YolandaL says…
    12/12/2014

    Love all the ways you played with laying out the text in thiese spreads. It's easy to forget that type can be a design element not just a story telling device.

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  6. Michelle06 says…
    12/13/2014

    Lots of techniques for adding words I want to remember to use, and I often forget to add text in photoshop before hitting the print button, 3x8 pages and page protectors are rad!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/13/2014

      I agree! Can't wait to have more of them available.

  7. livingwithboys says…
    12/13/2014

    Thank you for sharing each page separately. Keeps me motivated to finish my album.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/13/2014

      Sure! I think it's easier for me to focus on each one separately.

  8. desilei says…
    12/13/2014

    So cool! Thanks for the motivation. When I first saw the photo of you at your desk with the words "this is my life" I thought that it was one of your digital brushes. I'm so glad to see it's just white ink pad! I have so many dark photos that need a little something on top! :) --Desiree

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  9. sharylgolson says…
    12/22/2014

    Hi Ali,
    Where did you get your album and page protectors? What brand is it?
    Love the triple rings.
    Thank you,
    Sharyl

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/22/2014

      Hi Sharyl - this was part of the Week In The Life™ kit the was sold for this project this year. The album and page protectors are sold out at this time, but this is similar to the albums that will be available in my shop in 2015 (most likely late spring). The kit (minus the album and page protectors) is available here: https://aliedwards.com/shop/week-in-the-life/week-in-the-life-kit-only

  10. chantelleandercastle says…
    12/25/2014

    Beautiful! I'm wondering what font you used for WEDNESDAY on the 6x8 black and white photo of Anna... so simple and gorgeous!

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