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Pieces Of Life | 2021 Collection Preview + Date Announcement

Last year I started a new documenting project called  Pieces Of Us

Shop the Pieces Of Life collection here.

It was a community self-portrait project that invited us all to document pieces of ourselves over the course of seven days (one "piece" per day). It was so fun and awesome to see all the different photos taken over the course of the week and then all the different ways that people chose to document their photos and words. 

Here are the reasons why I did it last year and they are the same reasons I'll be embarking on this project again in 2021:   

  • To get ourselves in the story. Literally. 
  • To play and experiment with our cameras (most likely I'll just be using my iPhone). 
  • To practice developing our own photo voice. 
  • To practice loving ourselves using the lens of our cameras. 
  • To play along with a community of storytellers.

This year we put together a small collection to support this project as a way to hold your stories. Do you need the products to participate in this project? Absolutely not. Our hope in making this available to you is to help you actually make your words + photos visible vs. having them live on your phone. The collection will be available for purchase on February 24th, 2021 at 9am PST. 

Our plan with this project is to do two  Pieces Of Life documenting two times this year. The first one will be Pieces Of Me and the second one later this year will be Pieces Of Home. We will release a second notebook later in the year and then the folio can act as a home for the various project notebooks. 

This year I'll be embarking on the Pieces Of Me project the week of April 5th. As with all my projects this is one you can do at any time, but it's always fun to do it with a community of like-minded documenters. 

You can see beautiful examples of the documenting our community did with this project last year by checking out the #aepiecesofus hashtag on Instagram or you can see how many of our Creative Team ended up documenting their stories  here

PIECES OF US PROJECT LINKS

2021 COLLECTION PREVIEW

Let's take a look what's included in the collection this year: 

PIECES OF ME STITCHED NOTEBOOK + FELT FOLIO BUNDLE // $14.99

For this project we are offering a felt folio, a pre-designed notebook, a heart patch, and a 4x6 stamp set. 

The felt folio and the notebook will be offered together in a bundle or separately (Folio = $9.99 and Notebook = $7.99). The idea is that multiple notebooks will be able to fit into this one "Pieces Of Life" folio. 

Inside the notebook you'll find a schedule (for any time you might embark on this project) and then prompt pages for each of the daily topics that look like this: 

You can place your image above, below, or on the adjacent page. After each prompt page there are two blank pages before the next prompt. 

PIECES OF LIFE PATCH // $2.99

PIECES OF ME STAMP SET // $15.99

Questions? Let me know in the comments below. 

I can't wait to embark on this project with you again this year! I'll post a reminder as we get closer to the actual documenting dates. 

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29 thoughts

  1. KW1979 says…
    02/23/2021

    Hi Ali, will there be a digital release of the notebook and the stampset, too?
    Thanks, Katrin.

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/23/2021

      Let me check on the notebook - the stamp for sure (it will come out on the first Friday of next month).

  2. carri says…
    02/23/2021

    Loved this project last year and these are great supporting products!

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  3. hnoel says…
    02/23/2021

    It's a fun project. Love the stamp set. Looking forward to the pieces of home edition.

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  4. daslebenistbunt says…
    02/23/2021

    Love the folio bundle! And the patch is great ❤️
    Love the upcoming home-theme!

    But it feels somehow strange to me to document so much about me and writing sentences like "loving myself exactly as I am". How can one overcome this?

    Reply 2 Replies
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/23/2021

      I actually think that's what great about this particular project - it invites you to work on loving yourself as you are right now. We can all use a little more of that. Your story is just as important as anyone else's.

    2. daslebenistbunt says…
      02/24/2021

      Thanks for these kind words.
      I ordered the folio, and somehow feel happy and nervous at the same time.

  5. Thumper says…
    02/23/2021

    I hope there is enough stock for this. I am super excited about doing this again. :)

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  6. dpowersfabian says…
    02/23/2021

    I LOVE this...both pieces of me and of home! We can all do half of a face wearin our mask...unfortunately.

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/23/2021

      That is totally true.

  7. Rhondaraz says…
    02/23/2021

    What are the dimensions of the notebook closed please? Thanks :)

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/23/2021

      4.25 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall

  8. therichters1301 says…
    02/23/2021

    I love this idea and I think the traveler's style folio is great for this! How many elastics are in the middle of the book? It looks like just one from the video, but I was curious, as I think this would be a great space to hold either a years worth of "pieces" or, a few years of the same "piece"...if that makes sense? Just curious how many notebooks can fit in a folio? Thanks!!!

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  9. tb8282 says…
    02/23/2021

    If we buy all the products, is there a free shipping code? Thanks.

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/23/2021

      We don't have a shipping special happening with this release.

  10. Jodiemaree says…
    02/23/2021

    Hi Ali.
    Can we add other items from the shop to this order? Thinking of shipping costs for international. I know I have a few things on my to buy list and hoping that I can add them to this order.
    Thanks Jodiemaree

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/24/2021

      You totally can. Just a note that we aren't offering a shipping special for this release.

  11. kellyharper says…
    02/24/2021

    I am relatively new to memory keeping; I did WIL and DD last year and loved how they had a theme, were 'project' based, and manageable. I am overwhelmed by the idea of Project Life. This is something I feel I can tackle and a great way to self-reflect. It will be fun to compare year after year. I love how you have designed the project not to be product dependent but the products developed are well thought out and accessible.

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/24/2021

      I totally get it + that's exactly why I like projects with a beginning + ending too. And thank you!

  12. Rhondaraz says…
    02/24/2021

    Will the notebook be available digitally? Thx

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/24/2021

      Yes! First Friday of next month.

  13. FL_Cindy says…
    02/24/2021

    Love the idea of the TN, but I injured my wrist so I need pages I can take in and out without having to type something up and then glue it down...hope that's not clear as mud and you know what I mean. Plus, I like more space, but that's just me.
    LOVE the stamp and patch though and ordered those.
    I'm a lot overweight (due to work and eating habits). I was losing weight and enjoying working out at the gym and I swear, right after I retired COVID hit and everything came to a screeching halt. Needless to say ALL my hard work went down the drain and the pounds are back. ALL this to say...I don't particularly love the way I look, but I do love myself.
    I made the mistake of telling my youngest grandson I was fat; well, to make a long story shorter - those who love you DON'T see your size, they see your heart. So I will take those pictures and put them in my album...I probably won't share them on the Internet though.
    Thanks for doing this Ali. I'm looking forward to documenting me.

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/24/2021

      Cheering you on Cindy!

  14. AKTay says…
    02/24/2021

    Will the stamp set be available as a preorder again?

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/24/2021

      Yep! The team is getting that set up!

  15. Rhondaraz says…
    02/24/2021

    Will the patch be available again and as a preorder? I sure hope so!

    Reply 2 Replies
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/24/2021

      The team is looking into that now - we hope to be able to offer it again later in the year when we release the Pieces Of Home notebook + stamp.

    2. Rhondaraz says…
      02/24/2021

      Thx for the reply. I hope we don’t have to wait that long for the “pieces of home” release and there’s a chance we could get them much sooner 🤞🏼🙏🏼

  16. SilkyTenn says…
    02/24/2021

    I had the patch in my cart, went to make coffee, came back and they were sold out :-( I hope they come back. Hurried and placed the order for the rest of the things just in case LOL.

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