7AM and 7PM

In this month's Story Subscription classroom I invited everyone to document their 7AM and 7PM on March 10th with a couple photos and some words. 

Nothing intense, nothing overly involved - simple and easy. Set your timer, snap a photo, jot down a few words. Real life my friends

At 7AM I was already working in my office. My kids were sleeping in because we had a 9AM dentist appointment. After reading The Fringe Hours recently I've really been thinking about how I use little pockets of time. I used that morning time to get my Project Life® spread done that I posted yesterday. 

At 7PM I was helping Anna with her homework. I noted in the journaling that it's easy to help her because she is so excited to be learning and to be showing me what she's learning. Simon was taking a bath during this time. 

Here's the layout I ended up creating with my content: 

This one seemed tough to get the colors right when I photographed it, but I think you get the idea. 

Here's a run down of the process: 

  1. I started with a blank piece of white cardstock (8.5 x 11) and I added just a bit of Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray ink to the top and the bottom (Mint and Mustard). 
  2. I cropped and paired each of my photos with the tranasparnet 7AM and 7PM cards (included with the AM/PM Story Kit™) and adhered them onto another piece of white cardstock that I used as a mat and home for the photos and journaling. Where the photos and the transparent squares meet I layered the "day/night" chipboard diamond and the "this is life/hello everyday" chipboard phrase strip. 
  3. Below I added "the story of this morning" and "the story of this evening" stamps along with my simple journaling about what was happening around here at those times. 
  4. A little strip of star vellum from Crate Paper peeks out from the bottom and I ran the whole thing through my sewing machine to add a stitched border around the main content. 
  5. I finished it off by stamping the date in red ink along the top edge.

Big thanks to those of you who played along. Also a big thank you to those of you who have decided to subscribe to either/and the Story Stamps™ or the Story Kits™ - I appreciate you and hope that it's working to help you get more of your stories told!

The AM/PM Story Kit™ and Story Stamp™ is available for just a few more days before the new theme is released on the 15th.

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21 thoughts

  1. Moscrappin72 says…
    03/13/2015

    LOVE IT! I got my morning documented one day this week. Haven't been able to get to the evening yet!!

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  2. Taryn411 says…
    03/13/2015

    Love how the colour of your shirt matches the AM colour and likewise for Anna's shirt and the 7pm vellum...

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    1. sarajeanne12 says…
      03/13/2015

      I noticed this too!

  3. mrscourtney555 says…
    03/13/2015

    Ali, this is lovely. Can I just say that your work continues to inspire me. I love that you are able to take moments in time that seem so mundane and basic and capture the true beauty that is our everyday lives. I used to think that I didn't have a story to tell because my life consists of the same routine everyday...but taking your classes and using your products has taught me that MY story matters and telling it is important. I am forever grateful. Thank you!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/13/2015

      Thank you so much - I appreciate it :).

  4. mtercha says…
    03/13/2015

    What a great idea. I hope you never tire of hearing how inspiring you are, and that you're appreciated.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/13/2015

      Thank you!

  5. kathyb says…
    03/13/2015

    I love the simplicity of your journaling Ali. It is just that, the moment that was 7a.m and 7p.m, perfect.
    Thank you for sharing your layout so close to the event too. It is much appreciated.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/13/2015

      You are welcome Kathy! Thank you for the kindness.

  6. ribosome13 says…
    03/13/2015

    I embraced the idea to document something easy with the kit as inspiration. I got two great photos that really told a story of our days this week. I love the kits and would love to see this type of inspiration again in the future! :)

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  7. themorningdew1 says…
    03/13/2015

    So beautiful! I have my pictures and journaling and need to do something with them. On a different note, I have been meaning to ask if you have done any videos where you show how you stitch on paper or page protectors? Have you found a tension on your machine that works for both or do you change it depending on medium and thread?

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  8. Inkfanatic says…
    03/13/2015

    Love this layout! I have my pictures, just need to print them and make something, and plan to do that this weekend :D
    I have to say, that subscribing to the Stamp & Story kits is the best ever scrappy decision I've made! I love them. I love all the content and inspiration in the classroom, and the community! I had no doubt it would totally Rock!, but, I have to be very mindful of my spending decisions, and I have found this is the perfect fit for me!
    Thank you So much Ali!!

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    1. Taryn411 says…
      03/15/2015

      I agree, Inky :)

  9. dawnmi says…
    03/13/2015

    This looks great Ali, love both pictures. What a fun idea on the times too, could do this any week/month and have a different outlook each time.
    Thanks for sharing this on IG and here so we could play along. I can't afford the kits/stamps so miss out on all the fun and ideas you share there. Hope you will share more so we can play along at other times. Thanks again!

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  10. tracey0502 says…
    03/14/2015

    I love the simplicity of this layout yet it documents so much. So happy that you prompt us like this Ali, it gets me to document stuff I wouldn't normally document.

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  11. gina200 says…
    03/15/2015

    Love this! Thanks for sharing and for making it so easy for us to document stories of our lives!

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  12. Liverpb says…
    03/16/2015

    Great idea. Just seeing this blog post but I will definitely give it a try. Layout is simple and clean and an easy way to document a day. Thanks.

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  13. KimberlyMarie says…
    03/20/2015

    This is great! Loving the grid design and love the idea of documenting something this way!

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