Today, we're excited to welcome creative team member, Kasha Gage. She's going to be sharing her completed Day in the Life album.
Hello everyone. Today I’m happy to be sharing with you a closer look at my 2021 Day in LifeTM album. I love this one-day documenting project and am so thankful to have participated again this year.
Whenever I go to tackle a “bigger” project – whether it’s like this or Week in the Life, I like to give myself some space and time from the words & the photos. I know this method may not be everyone – there isn’t a right way or a wrong way here. But it’s what I’ve found works best in helping me finish these projects.
In the walkthrough video below, you’ll hear me talk about a couple of design choices I considered and reasons why I decided to go in a different direction.
I’m also offering a couple of ideas + suggestions for those who are documenting this in their Project Life but aren’t sure where to start.
Let’s jump right in to the video.
Here’s a closer look at my album via images.
For this documenting day, I used the story prompt “around here” as my lens. I cut a slit in the 4x6 journal card to hold one of last year’s DITL tags (these are available digitally). Stamped twenty-twenty-one, added a phrase sticker + mini-chipboard heart (from this year’s kit), and added the date using black puffy stickers from the Storytelling Basics collection.
My album followed a formula (for the most part). I printed all of my journaling directly on the “around here” journal card and on top adhered a mini-chipboard heart on top of one of the boxes.
I printed all of my photos here at home – sized to 7x4.25 inches. For some photos I added white chipboard phrases (from last year’s WITL and still available) on photos where I felt it added something.
Playing with pockets. In between photos, I used the (2) 3x4 pockets that were included with the album to hold my journaling. I printed my journaling on inkjet transparency.
Even though there’s white space in both of these photos – I intentionally didn’t fill them in with embellishments. That way it wouldn’t detract from the simplicity of the journaling.
Day in the Life reminded me just how much I love capturing + documenting my everyday lives. I hope this provides some inspiration for your Day in the Life album and I look forward to the next documenting day together later this fall.
Hi, I’m Kasha Gage. I’m originally from the Midwest but Connecticut is where my husband & I now call home. I love capturing my life via photos + words. Memory keeping allows me to blend my passions for photography, design and storytelling. You’ll usually find me with either a book, my camera or making my 10th list for the day (not necessarily in that order or a one or the other).
For more inspiration from Kasha, make sure to follow her on Instagram: @kashakgage.