My December Daily® post will be up later today. I missed the photo-lighting window of time yesterday so it will go up around 3pm PST today. Thanks for understanding!
In the meantime I'm happy to share with you Thursday from my 2014 Week In The Life™ album:
For Thursday I stuck with the same formula as the previous days.
I used my 6x8 layered templates on top of my main photo to begin the day + a perforated phrase (day 01, day 02, etc) + usually some additional journaling on that page.
This enlargement of Anna is one of my favorite photos from the week.
Here's another way to approach that 3 inch x 8 inch page: repeated stamping of the circle stamp + a combination of "this is my life" and "this is our life."
I also used it as an "intro" into how I approached my journaling for Thursday which was to start each phrase with "the reason why." You can read all the words I documented for my Thursday in my blog post here.
On the back of the 3x8 I added a photo with text again.
Photos + words. Photos + words.
One thing I did different on this 4-pocket page was cut the "Thursday" card smaller to create a peek-through opportunity. I stapled the gold embossed number 4 to the card (you can see the other side below).
Again, my really simple approach in this album was to focus on the photos and the words to go along with them. The perforated words and phrases and the chipboard embellishments add just a little something extra.
You can see the top of the gold "4" peek out at the top of this card (the back of the "Thursday" card).
Again for today, all my journaling began with the phrase "the reason why." This was the first time I've used that in this way (vs. an intro to a project) and I liked the focus it brought to the words. It's partly the reason why this photo was worth taking and partly the reason why things are the way they are around here (why something is a part of our story).
On the top left photo I stamped "the simple stuff of every day life" onto one of the labels and stapled it to the photo.
For the final enlargement of the week I included one of my favorite ways to take photos of Simon as he plays in his room. The journaling fit nicely right along the edge in the shadow from the doorway. I like looking for spaces like that to become homes for my words.