Story Play | Day In The Life™ | Show + Tell From Ali

Welcome to Show + Tell day for Day In The Life™ 2023! 

It was so fun to see all the photos shared last Saturday on the documenting day. If you missed our community documenting day you can embark on this project any time. 

Here's a video overview of how I bought my words + photos together: 

And here are still images of my project in my Story Play album

I added journaling directly to the "today" prompt paper using both a thick and a thin pen. Love the contrast between the two. 

My journaling is prompted by the notes I took on the documenting day combined with any other thoughts and memories as I reflected on the day. 

I used one of the chipboard tags as a template to cut out three photos. I added small silver brads to each one and then adhered with rolling adhesives. 

I love those little close ups when it becomes more about shape vs. the actual thing itself. 

I used the brush pen to highlight one color color within each observation. 

On the back of the prompt page I added a full page photo (a favorite of mine from our morning walk).

On top of the photo I used the 3x4 stamp set and inks to identify the colors I used as me lens for documenting. These are adhered with foam adhesive. 

Download the circles here.

After looking at my photos from the documenting day I decided to have one 4x6 photo and one 3x4 photo for each color. If you have more photos you can totally create a grid of photos of add in more page protectors if needed. I love the simplicity of this formula keeping the focus on the words + photos.

On each journal card I used a brush pen to write "color #01" and "color #02" and then added my story of each photo. 

Simple journaling + reflections on the day.

I loved this lens! It was such a fun way to switch things up. 

After each of the color pages I finished up this project with some additional photos and words added to the "everyday colors" prompt page. I used additional photos from the day showcasing a few things I wanted to include/capture from our day (regardless of the colors shown).

Thank you so much for joining me for this Story Play adventure! We have three more adventures to embark on this year: photography, facts + feelings, and little moments. We'll share an updated schedule for that soon.


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  1. ElenaFarinas says…

    You said there was a download for a PURPLE card on the blog? I don't see it. PURPLE is my absolute favorite color.

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  2. risadware says…

    Elena - I found it in the blog post from March 28th with the Supplies and Set-up. It's on the same post at the link for those with the colour spelling.

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  3. Bunny_Mama says…

    In case you’re wondering, that plant with the stars shapes is most likely a sedum. It looks a lot like lemon coral sedum to me (one of my faves!), but there are a few that look similar. They’re super easy to grow if you want to add it to your garden! 😃

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Thank you!

  4. gina200 says…

    This is so fun and manageable! Thanks for sharing. I have to say, they look beautiful but your nails don’t “look” like you! Ha ha!

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Totally get it! Just playing around with something fun!

  5. coachdrpamela says…

    Hi Ali. First, thanks so much for the video. This is a beautiful DITL project. I love the theme of "color." It certainly has made me notice the colors in my life. What I'm drawn to. What brings me joy. What lifts me up. What colors just make me smile. I missed out on the physical kit so I bought the digital Story Play Kit. What is the actual size of the tags you used on the vellum paper? Thanks in advance. And thanks for the additional downloads.

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      The tags are about 1 1/16 x 1.75

    2. coachdrpamela says…

      Thanks Ali!