Rae Lynn’s Week in the Life: Sunday

This week we’re sharing some of the designers approaches & processes for their own Week In The Life. Today we’re sharing Rae Lynn’s words with you. We love her reasoning for jumping in and taking part in this project for the first time. here’s what she has to say –

This is my first attempt at a Week in the Life (WITL) project; however, I completed two December Daily albums for 2011 and 2012. If I managed a 31-day album during the busiest month of the year, then I can certainly manage 7 days in September. Right? Right.

I was familiar with the WITL idea because I follow Ali Edwards’ blog, so when Krista mentioned doing WITL for September I was on board in a heartbeat. I think it will be especially awesome to complete this project alongside all you lovely Paperie gals at the Crop on September 28th.

My plan for the week is to:

  • Print daily pages (in hourly increments) to track each day. I will insert these pages in my album just as they are (even if they are my messy scribbles).
  • Look at my schedule for the week (work, appointments, classes, etc.) and plan the pictures that I want to capture/include this week. For example, I have two classes at The Paperie during the week of Sept 9-15 and I want to take pictures during these classes (one where I am the student and the other as the instructor). Also, my Nan would have be 95 years old on Sept 13 so I want to include a picture to remember her.
  •  Take lots of pictures throughout the day (even at work). I plan on using my cell phone camera and/or my point-and-shoot camera during the day. In the evening, hope to grab a few pictures using my SLR particularly if I go for a walk or go somewhere special.

Week in the Life - Raelynn - Sunday

Rae Lynn’s Supplies:

  • 6×8 Snap binder
  • 6×8 multipack pocket pages
  • Snap pages- 6×8 die cut pages and 6×8 So random pages
  • Paper from the Snap life basic kit
  • 3×4 Snap card-Snappy sayings, snappy thoughts, snappy days
  • washi tape
  • flair badges from evalicious

If you are wondering what our approach to Week in the Life is all about…

On Saturday, September 7th we kick started the process with a preparation class where each of the participating designers introduced their album and their plan for the week. Each day this past week we went live on the blog with some tips and tricks to help you along the way – check out those posts.  If you signed up (or would like to sign up for the crop) we also  included some cut files, journaling cards and more in email blasts during the past week which we can send you.

Of course, the hardest part of doing ‘Week in the Life’ is putting it all together so we’re making it easy for you! We’re giving you two weeks to develop your photos and then we’ll come together to complete your album at an all-day crop on Saturday, September 28th. Won’t you come join us and document a ‘Week in Your Life’?!

Cost: September 7th Info Session was Free!!!
Sept. 9-15 Week In The Life Emails (cut files, journaling cards, documents, special tips and tricks) & Sept. 28 all-day crop: $20

Registration included the 10% class discount for one day only for WITL prep.

Wendy’s Week in the Life: Saturday

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Quick reminder! Our official Grand Re-Opening at 10 Pippy Place is happening this Sunday from 12pm-5pm! 15% off your entire purchase for one day only, and we’ll have sweet treats, giveaways, and tons of fun! Hope you see you tomorrow – I’m sure there will be lots of photo ops for WITL peeps!

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Now, back to Week In The Life.  My approach to this project is just what it should be – a glimpse at everyday life.

For me scrapbooking is about capturing the details of the everyday in a way that allows us to go back years from now and get a glimpse of what the daily routines etc. were like. I scrapbook for my kids and for myself and some of my favorite family moments are when my kids go back and look at the earlier albums and ask questions about that day.  I have done Project Life for 3 years now but this will be the first week I document using a more in depth week in the life approach.  My goal is to capture the ‘mundane’ details using prompts for detailed journaling and pictures.  Since I already do Project Life it makes the most sense for me to include WITL in the same format. I will be using Project Life page protectors (various configurations) and insert them into my PL album for that week.

I have some tools that are staples in my Project Life that I will use including:

•    Divided page protectors
•    Filler cards
•    Project Life core kit and paper packs
•    6×6 pads
•    Precision pens
•    Washi tape
•    Techinique Tuesday stamps
•    Roller date stamps
•    Labels
•    Selphy printer
•    Silhouette
•    Cut files

I’m so looking forward to this process and of course the end result.

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The last picture is a view of one side of my scrapbook room where I have a project life station set up – this is new to me and I must say I love having everything right at my finger tips so that when I can grab 10 minutes during the day I can add to my album.  My Selphy printer is to the right of this set up so it is all very convenient.

If you are wondering what our approach to Week in the Life is all about well …

This past Saturday, September 7th we kick started the process with a preparation class where each of the participating designers introduced their album and their plan for the week. Each day this week we’ll be going live on the blog with some tips and tricks to help you along the way.  If you signed up (or would like to sign up for the crop) we will also be including some cut files, journaling cards and more in email blasts during the week.

Of course, the hardest part of doing ‘Week in the Life’ is putting it all together so we’ll make it easy for you! We’re giving you two weeks to develop your photos and then we’ll come together to complete your album at an all-day crop on Saturday, September 28th. Won’t you come join us and document a ‘Week in Your Life’?!

Cost: $20 Includes: Week In The Life Emails (Sept 9-15th) with cut files, journaling cards, documents, special tips & tricks.
Cost includes All-day Crop on Saturday, September 28th.

Registration included the 10% class discount for one day only for WITL prep.

We’re just past the halfway mark, three more days to go! Krista, Cathie, and Mary Ann have been posting pictures and tips during their WITL on their own blogs as well, check them out!

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Mary Ann’s Week in the Life: Friday

This week we’re sharing some of the designers approaches & processes for their own Week In The Life. The most difficult part of WITL isn’t the photos or the words-it’s putting it all together! Let’s see what Mary Ann has to say about that and her WITL project.

I attempted Week In the Life a number of years ago – I took all the pictures, bought an album to put them in – and that is where it ended.  I am so excited this year that there will be a set time for me to work on this amazing project.

Normally I take most of my pictures with my DSLR – but for this project, I’m relying on my iPhone.  I am doing this for two reasons – first it is smaller and I tend to have it with me all the time, second – I can Instagram my photos!  I will not be taking pictures of every moment in the day – but over the week I am trying to capture the essence of my routines.  So if I think about my morning routine, on Monday I might take a picture of the alarm clock when I wake up, on Tuesday, a pic of my cup of coffee, on Wednesday a pic of my breakfast, and so on.   My goal is to have a series of “Right now” shots of our family room, taken at generally the same time everyday.

For journalling, I am using my iPhone app – EverydayMe.  This is an awesome, free app that acts as an online journal.  The app will gather all your twitter and Facebook posts during the day, it will also ask great journalling questions throughout the day, and will ask “How was your day” in the night.  You can actually customize when it asks about your day – so I get my “how was your day” prompt at 10:00pm.

When it comes to putting my WITL album together, I am going to use my Silhouette to create custom frames, badges and other embellishments.

 

Mary Ann WITL Friday

Mary Ann’s supplies:

  • Studio Calico Here and There Chipboard Handbook
  • Studio Calico Divided 6×8 page protectors 
  • Silhouette Sticker Paper 
  • Silhouette Printable Canvas
  • Studio Calico “Snippets” 6×6 pad
  • Evalicious badges

If you are wondering what our approach to Week in the Life is all about…

This past Saturday, September 7th we kick started the process with a preparation class where each of the participating designers introduced their album and their plan for the week. Each day this week we’ll be going live on the blog with some tips and tricks to help you along the way.  If you signed up (or would like to sign up for the crop) we will also be including some cut files, journaling cards and more in email blasts during the week.

Of course, the hardest part of doing ‘Week in the Life’ is putting it all together so we’ll make it easy for you! We’re giving you two weeks to develop your photos and then we’ll come together to complete your album at an all-day crop on Saturday, September 28th. Won’t you come join us and document a ‘Week in Your Life’?!

Cost: $20 Includes: Week In The Life Emails (Sept 9-15th) with cut files, journaling cards, documents, special tips & tricks.
Cost includes All-day Crop on Saturday, September 28th.

Registration included the 10% class discount for one day only for WITL prep.

Cathie’s Week in the Life: Thursday

This week we’ll be sharing some of the designers approaches & processes for their own Week In The Life. Sometimes it’s easy to start strong and finish slowly. Each day is different and some require more work to document than others! Check out how Cathie’s approach is addressing that issue.

This year my plan was to start on Monday with a detailed account of our day. The rest of the week I’m dividing the day into morning, noon and night and documenting accordingly.

My goal is to edit my photos and send them to the printer at the end of each day. I’ve done this in the past and found it’s easier than editing a whole week’s worth of photos when WITL is over. I also collect ephemera for my WITL album and put it in baggies labeled with the day of the week.

For a bit of variety, I’m going to add some mixed media elements into my WITL- like journaling cards. I’m also planning to add an art journaling page or two. I want to capture my ‘2013’ style and highlight some of my favorite products and techniques.

When the week is over I’ll gather all my photos, supplies, journaling and ephemera and start putting my album together at the Crop. I find it’s easier to finish the album when WITL is over and i have  everything all gathered together.

Week in the Life - Thursday - Cathie

Cathie’s supplies:

  • Sn@p Album & page protectors.
  • Flair Badges. Love you lots vols 2 & 3, Evalicious 
  • Pen for writing on pictures. I’m using the Faber Castell Pitt Pens.
  • Date stamp. 
  • 6×6 Paper pads – assorted
  • Archival Ink – assorted colors
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Dylusions Ink Sprays
  • Gesso
  • Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints 
  • Life Bits by The Crafter’s Workshop 

If you are wondering what our approach to Week in the Life is all about…

This past Saturday, September 7th we kick started the process with a preparation class where each of the participating designers introduced their album and their plan for the week. Each day this week we’ll be going live on the blog with some tips and tricks to help you along the way.  If you signed up (or would like to sign up for the crop) we will also be including some cut files, journaling cards and more in email blasts during the week.

Of course, the hardest part of doing ‘Week in the Life’ is putting it all together so we’ll make it easy for you! We’re giving you two weeks to develop your photos and then we’ll come together to complete your album at an all-day crop on Saturday, September 28th. Won’t you come join us and document a ‘Week in Your Life’?!

Cost: $20 Includes: Week In The Life Emails (Sept 9-15th) with cut files, journaling cards, documents, special tips & tricks.
Cost includes All-day Crop on Saturday, September 28th.

Registration included the 10% class discount for one day only for WITL prep.

Sara’s Week in the Life: Wednesday

This week we’re sharing some of the designers approaches & processes for their own Week In The Life. Sometimes when we are thinking about hopping on board and participating in a large-scale project we have to make it simple. And that’s just what Sara’s approach is all about. Check out what she has to say!

Sara’s Week in the Life:

I strongly recommend KISS – keep it simply simple. This can be a pretty intense week and you don’t want to add to it by complicating your end product so all my tips come from this main one!

I try to keep this project as simple, easy, and stress free as possible. So much happens everyday that we can get caught up in little things that mean nothing but forget the little things that really add to our day. I take pictures as I feel like it and don’t if I’m not in the mood – there will still be lots to pick from everyday!

Last year I made my mini album from scratch and alhough I loved it, it was a fair bit of work. I was lucky enough that The Paperie Retreat was right after WITL and so I had lots of time to play. This year I want to simplify so I plan to use a 6×8 pre-made mini album with divided page protectors. This will allow me to do a little editing of pictures but still keep it basic. The divided protectors mean I don’t have to put together new LO’s all the time but I can still capture all my memories. I’m going to have one 6×8 page each day where I can put a favorite photo and still get to play with my mixed media products – that’s definitely going to be the biggest and most visible change from last year!

I’m going to continue to use Ali Edward’s daily sheets, like last year, where I can fill in everything we do and eat each day because it keeps me on track and I have a handwritten record of everything to tuck into my album. Even if I don’t have photos of it all, I still know what we did.

Each night I’ll go through my pictures and pick out my favorites and/or the ones that tell a good story from the day. It only takes a few minutes to pick and edit each day and then I’ll save them into a WITL folder on my desk top. At the end of the week it’s a simple matter of uploading and printing when I’m ready to put it all together.

 

Week in the Life - Sara

Sara’s Supplies:

  • Simple Stories Sn@p 6×8 Orange binder
  • 6×8 and divided page protectors
  • Sn@p 6×8 die cut pages
  • Sn@p Life Basics 6×6 paper pad
  • Sn@p Everyday pockets and stickers (if they come in)
  • Basic Grey Capture Alpha Stickers
  • Simple Stories Sn@p Stamps – Snapshots
  • Studio Calico Stamps – Weekdays

If you are wondering what our approach to Week in the Life is all about…

This past Saturday, September 7th we kick started the process with a preparation class where each of the participating designers introduced their album and their plan for the week. Each day this week we’ll be going live on the blog with some tips and tricks to help you along the way.  If you signed up (or would like to sign up for the crop) we will also be including some cut files, journaling cards and more in email blasts during the week.

Of course, the hardest part of doing ‘Week in the Life’ is putting it all together so we’ll make it easy for you! We’re giving you two weeks to develop your photos and then we’ll come together to complete your album at an all-day crop on Saturday, September 28th. Won’t you come join us and document a ‘Week in Your Life’?!

Cost: $20 Includes: Week In The Life Emails (Sept 9-15th) with cut files, journaling cards, documents, special tips and tricks.
Cost includes All-day Crop on Saturday, September 28th.

Registration included the 10% class discount for one day only for WITL prep.

Registration includes, the 10% class discount for one day only for WITL prep.

Krista’s Week in the Life: Tuesday

Posted by Krista

This week we’ll be sharing some of the designers approaches & processes for their own Week In The Life. I am a bit of a minor tech junkie – I love a good app and I’m all about my iPhone. That’s why my own approach to WITL is tech-centric.

I’ve done Week in the Life three times before – twice in a small scrapbooking format and once to include in my PL album. I love this project. When I decided to throw out this concept of a week long WITL workshop at the store, I had a look back at my previous albums and I’m so pleased that I took the time to do it.

Last year WITL happened to fall on the week we brought home our cocker spaniel puppy Eugene. Looking back at that week I’m reminded of how small he was – and how sharp his baby teeth were – and how far we’ve come. But, mostly it proves how much our habits have changed this past year and a half. I am so excited to document along with all of you this week because I can’t wait to look at what life was like in September 2013 when I open that album next year or some time further into the future.

So in doing this project a few times now, I’ve learned that the best course of action is to simply decide on a formula. WITL is really about whatever you want to make it. I’m using a Basic Grey album with inserts for 6×8 photos and square photos which will most likely be Instagram shots.

I’m planning on keeping track of my days on Instagram (@krlewe) with a time stamp on my photos. In addition, I’m using the app Evernote to take notes each day of the week that I can add to a journaling card and have printed when I send my photos to the printer. The old fashioned pen & paper method might work better for you if you’re not into the smartphone phenomenon.

The plan for my photo process is simple. I set a time at the end of each day where I choose what I want to use for the day and crop and edit the photos then, adding them to a folder (ie: Monday) on my desktop. Then I send everything to the printer the minute I’m finished editing that last day. I find that it’s much easier when you do it day by day rather than sitting down with a large, overwhelming number of photos to choose from!

week in the life - Tuesday - Krista

Krista’s Supplies:

  • Basic Grey Hipster Album + coordinating Page Protectors
  • American Crafts Project Life kit – Midnight Edition
  • Post it notes: grid
  • Studio Calico Weekday stamps
  • Technique Tuesday – various Ali Edwards stamps
  • American Crafts Thickers: My Girl Black/white
  • Studio Calico Atlantic Cork Stickers chevrons and arrows
  • A selection of washi tape, buttons and enamel dots

If you are wondering what our approach to Week in the Life is all about…

This past Saturday, September 7th, we kick started the process with a preparation class where each of the participating designers introduced their album and their plan for the week. Each day this week we’ll be going live on the blog with some tips and tricks to help you along the way.  If you signed up (or would like to sign up for the crop) we will also be including some cut files, journaling cards and more in email blasts during the week.

Of course, the hardest part of doing ‘Week in the Life’ is putting it all together so we’re making it easy for you! We’re giving you two weeks to develop your photos and then we’ll come together to complete your album at an all-day crop on Saturday, September 28th. Won’t you come join us and document a ‘Week in Your Life’?!

Cost: $20 Includes: Week In The Life Emails (Sept 9-15th) with cut files, journaling cards, documents, special tips and tricks.
Cost includes All-day Crop on Saturday, September 28th.

Registration includes, the 10% class discount for one day only for WITL prep.