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Day In The Life™ 2021 | Special Guest Ashley Horton

I always love to sit down and work on a project like Day In the Life.  One thing I love about this project is how easy it is to document my photos and words with the DITL Kit.  Having the coordinated products + digitals takes all of the guesswork out of my documenting!

This year, I decided to complete my pages within the week following DITL (March 9).  I got started that afternoon, actually, and worked on my title/date card and first spread, so I could get a feel for the way I wanted my pages to look.  I kept the title/date card fairly simple and used a roller date stamp with one of the Felt Messy Circles from the Kit. 

Since I wanted to work in a 6x8 album, I used the 6x8 4A Page Protector.  I liked that this size allowed me to use a 3x4 photo on top and the Around Here 4x6 Journaling Card on bottom.  This left me with a second 3x4 space, and I decided to mix in some of the Journaling Cards from the Storytelling Basics collection to complete the page.  I love that all of Ali's collections coordinate so well together.

When I work on this type of project, I go into what I like to call "assembly line mode".  This is just a quick and easy way to knock out a project in a short amount of time.  My steps for the DITL album included printing my photos, stamping the time on each photo (with the Storytelling Basics 4x6 Weekly Stamp Set), choosing a 3x4 and 4x6 journaling card for each page, deciding on and placing my embellishments and finally adding my journaling.  I decided to type out my journaling and add it to each Around Here card, to make it easier and more uniform.

One of my favorite embellishments included in the DITL Kit was the Felt Messy Circles.  I used some of them by placing them on the journaling cards and stitching around the outer edge.  I also used a couple of them as dividers.  The larger circles worked great on a transparent sheet cut down to 6x8.  I temporarily adhered them to the transparency with washi tape and then machine stitched around it.  This way, I didn't have any adhesive showing on the backside of the circle, since I had not planned to cover the back of it with another embellishment.

Now, I have a completed project on hand, with plenty of supplies left in my Kit for this year's second DITL!  I hope you can use some of these ideas when you are putting your words + photos together in your DITL documenting!

We hope you enjoyed hearing from Ashley! Find more inspiration from her on Instagram here. Stay tuned for more community projects this week, as well as Ali's completed project and process. As always, thanks for being here.  

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Day In The Life™ 2021 Digital Main Kit
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8 thoughts

  1. audmac says…

    Love this Ashley! Love the ideas/tips for the messy circles!

    Ali, I just wondered is there any way you would consider a preorder on the physical digital number stamp? With the next DITL & WITL coming up I so regret not getting it. Hopefully it can be considered???

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Hi! That will be available again next month!

    2. audmac says…

      I’m so happy to hear that!🙂

  2. jstock17 says…

    Well done Ashley!

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  3. achaffin39 says…

    Oh my gosh, this is so cute!

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  4. jlutherdesigns says…

    I love it! It has such a fun balance of words + photos + extras. It's super inspiring, thanks for sharing!

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  5. MrsKnight says…

    Love how meaty yet uncomplicated this is. Visually interesting, lots to draw the eye, but still tells the story-bits.

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  6. Carolynps says…

    This is a lovely project x

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