Project Life® 2017 | Week Sixteen (Week In The Life™)

One of the questions I'm often asked is what do I do about Project Life® for the week that I do Week In The Life™

Most years I just add in extra photos that I didn't include in my album - usually one per day - and most of the time they aren't repeats of what I've included in my other project. You can see what I did in 2016 here.

This year I started by looking for photos of people (or myself) in the car. I didn't have enough for one per day but I used what I had and then looked for "funny" photos - outtakes or silly faces or ones that made me laugh. 

Here's a look at what I did this time: 

Because my Week In The Life™ was fairly word-focused I decided to keep this spread mainly photos. On top of each of my 4x6 photos I added a Week In The Life 4x6 Layered Template Vol. 3. That set includes both specific dates for the 2017 Week In The Life™ as well as blank options for adding your own dates. I add those to the photos before printing them out here at home on my Epson PictureMate PM400

I really liked bringing all these photos together for this spread. I liked including some of the "funnier" ones (at least to me) - we have a lot of fun and funny things happening around here with our crazy cast of characters and I think sometimes I miss capturing some of that part of our story. Seeing photos brought together here made me happy. 

The "this is it" card is from the Week In The Life™ kit and I cut out the color portion of the triangle and then added it on top of my photo. I also stapled the large chipboard "A" on top of a photo of myself. 

On top of the Week 16 card (from the Project 52 Fresh Core Kit) I stapled plastic numbers from the Week In The Life™ kit. I love that the products from the kit are universal enough to use in lots of different memory keeping projects. I can always use numbers. 

You guys, I love Aaron. He is the best. He brings so much fun and silliness to my life and I so needed that. 

Super simple embellishing here just using additional products from the kit (cut up cards + perforated word/phrase stickers). 

Remember that Project Life® is the sum of it's parts. I love having some weeks with lots of words and other weeks with a whole lot less. 

SUPPLIES USED REGULARLY IN PROJECT LIFE® 2017


LOOKING FOR MORE PROJECT LIFE® STORYTELLING INSPIRATION? 

Check out my Storytelling With Project Life® workshop that is now available as a self-paced workshop. 

Topics include: 

  • Lesson One | A look back at many of my past Project Life® albums (2010-2015) with individual video walk-throughs. The take-away from this lesson is the opportunity to learn from the past and reflect on what's worked and what's not worked to create a plan for right now.
  • Lesson Two | Process exploration. Setting expectations, creating a plan for yourself (key word here being "YOU") and setting yourself up for success by establishing a storytelling mindset. This content will be specific to telling stories in Project Life®.  
  • Lesson Three | Specific storytelling ideas, encouragement, and inspiration to spark stories.  
  • Lesson Four | Working with products in Project Life®.

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10 thoughts

  1. Lize says…
    05/11/2017

    Ali, I've followed your PL documenting for years, and this might just be my MOST favorite one! Thank you for continuing with this project. Still love seeing these posts.

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  2. Jeannew says…
    05/11/2017

    Love this! It's fun to see the playful side of life.

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  3. barefootscrapbooker says…
    05/11/2017

    You two are so cute together. It is so rad to see you so happy! Having a comical guy in your life can be so magical (mine is a big kid, and that is perfect for me!). :) <3

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  4. gina200 says…
    05/11/2017

    Ali - love this spread. Thank you for sharing! I am the serious one in our family so thank you for the reminder to appreciate my husband's humor and energy he brings to our family. I know that wasn't your purpose but sometimes I need a reminder!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/11/2017

      I do too! I've been really trying to embrace + celebrate that more around here :).

  5. mouseprintcreations says…
    05/11/2017

    It is so great how silly Aaron is and that he lets you capture those moments in photos. I love the casual/outtake photos of events. When my sister-in-law takes pictures of her kids for their "school photos", I get my hands on her camera before she has a chance to go through them and delete. I pick out and print the ones that she normally deletes. :)

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  6. TraceyDavies says…
    05/11/2017

    Love your spreads Ali, just wondering how you changed the layered template to white - I bought these and was trying to change it for one of my week int he life photo's and had no luck.
    Thanks

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/11/2017

      Hi! I use Edit/Fill to change the color of the word art. This post might help you: https://aliedwards.com/2010/01/scrapbooking-with-your-computer-opening-recoloring-adding-to-a-photo-loading-brushes

  7. TraceyDavies says…
    05/16/2017

    Thanks heaps Ali, much appreciated :)

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  8. shophoatuoi says…
    08/14/2017

    Thank you for continuing with this project. Still love seeing these posts. hoa tuoi https://httpflowers.top/

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