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Week In The Life™ 2014 | Thursday In Album

Happy Monday!

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. 

Check out my other completed Week In The Life™ 2014 days here: Monday // Tuesday // Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday

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  1. petrac says…
    12/15/2014

    Light. I see your pages Ali and I see Light. Comforting, soothing light. These pages are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  2. mtercha says…
    12/15/2014

    Beautiful photos. You have such talent. I really like to see the different ways the items in the kit, or anything really, can be used. Even to turn the label vertical gave me an idea. I just started Thursday. I also love the kraft or tan colored labels, the sayings are so relevant. "It is what it is" is constant here. And I really hope your work load eases up and gets easier. Michelle t

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/15/2014

      Me too - thank you for your kindness Michelle.

  3. lori2009 says…
    12/15/2014

    Love this- thanks for sharing!

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  4. YolandaL says…
    12/15/2014

    There's such a beautiful balance in these pages. Maybe it's because Anna was home all day, but there are these beautiful golden and pink tones that run through all the photos, balanced with spots of shadow and black. Then there's the repetition of the phrase "The reason why." And the way most of the photos for the spreads were taken from behind or in profile. It all has such a harmonious feel, but it doesn't feel like forced harmony. That's the beauty, I think, in getting to look at a whole day like this in memory keeping. You get to see threads between things that aren't so obvious when you're living it.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/16/2014

      Thank you.

  5. ericfuentes says…
    12/16/2014

    I love the 3X8 pages but you don't mention where one can buy the page protectors for that size of photo. Please tell us where?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/16/2014

      Hi - they were included as an exclusive in this Week In The Life™ kit. They will be available in my shop in the new year.

    2. ericfuentes says…
      12/17/2014

      oh i'm definitely getting my hands on those!! Thanks :)

  6. Esk74 says…
    12/16/2014

    I know I'm extremely early with asking this question, but... do you maybe already know when you will be doing Week in the Life in 2015?

    I was in serious doubt this last Week in the Life whether or not to participate. I chose for the 'not' option... But since I'm doing PL no longer weekly but monthly/bytheme I miss out on the daily stuff. A Week in the Life would've been a wonderful opportunity to document some of that little day-to-day stuff. Ofcourse I can always pick a week to do my own Week in the Life... I'll probably do that, but will wait a bit for the days to become longer and lighter again. But... if you might be planning to do WitL somewhere before Summer 2015, I think I will wait for your week to follow along. Hmm, much rambling, do I make any sense? Sorry...

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/16/2014

      Hi - currently planning to do it sometime in the summer next year.

    2. Esk74 says…
      12/18/2014

      Thanks!

  7. Carliep says…
    12/16/2014

    This is so nice to look at, I'm really enjoying seeing this as you put it together. Thanks for all the explanations of how things go together and for all the examples on using 'irregular' things.

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