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Week In The Life: 2011 - Ready and Set

Several weeks ago, somewhere on the Internet, I ran across the notice that Ali Edwards' Week in the Life Project was scheduled for 25-31 July. I've been sporadically scrapping “everyday” topics for a 2011 Yearbook, so this seemed like a really good way to focus on an entire week. I placed the badge here on my LiveJournal, and then set about planning how I was going to document my week.

I am totally a digital scrapbooker. But after looking through lots of completed WITL projects from 2010 and 2008, I decided to go with a hybrid approach. I love the idea of using the divided page protectors to hold journaling cards, memorabilia, and small photos, so I decided to create an album using standard US “letter” sized (8.5 by 11 inch) pages. I bought the baseball card sheets, some business card sheets, and the full-sized page protectors, but haven't decided what kind of binder I'll use. I can decide that later.

I'll be traveling much of next week—Monday through Thursday—so I'll be using my point-and-shoot (Canon Powershot SD 890) camera and my new Blackberry Torch to take pictures while I'm away from home. Over the weekend, I plan to drag out the DSLR (Canon EOS 10D) since we've got three birthdays during the Week in the Life Project.

Back to the hybrid plans. All photos will be digital and I plan to make at least a two page layout for each day with a baseball card page between them. The layouts will be pure digital and since I'll need them printed all the way to the edge, I'm pricing out various photo printing services. I decided to draw digital papers and accents from the Good Life Collaborative Kit which I received as part of my subscription to The Digi Game at the The DAILY Digi.

For the narratives, I created a set of journaling cards, blatantly copying some that Ali had created for her journaling/category cards in 2010. I printed them out on cream colored cardstock and will take them with me tomorrow when I head out to the airport. I resized a bunch of the word art to fit onto a business card and printed those on the cream-colored cardstock. I'll print the colored papers on cream-colored 24-lb stock so that there won't be any color differences, and then will cut strips from the printed papers to accent my layouts, just like Ali did in her 2010 book.

   

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Week In The Life: 2011 - One Trick Pony

I'm going to follow several other participants and figured I'd link them up by posting comments to my own blog entry. Helen in Australia is blogging at One Trick Pony. She's a woman I'd like to meet face-to-face, but for now I'll have to content myself with reading her blog posts.