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Thursday, June 17, 2010
A Week in the Life-The Photos
Alright, now that I have been done documenting our lives for a few days now, I decided to come back and show the progress I've been making on the album. So far I have created the photo collages and ordered them through scrapbookpictures.com (even with shipping it was half the price as printing them at Walmart), bought the carstock and patterned paper for the pages and journaling blocks, printed all the mini prints for the page protectors and the 5X7 'opener' shots, and also bought a few more page protectors for my journaling (I thought I would have room to include the journaling on the collage page, but I have no room at all, so I'm going to make some 6X11 page protectors and do some "long journaling" cards with my random thoughts, like Ali did in her project. It will go after the divided page protector page. So each day will go like this: Opener page + divided page protector page w/ minis/journaling cards + divided page protector page (backside) w/ minis + long journaling card page + long journaling card page (backside-not sure if I'll include anything or not) + collage page. That might only make sense to Stephie C, but oh well! haha
First though, here are the opener and collage pages for each day (I didn't include the minis, basically if you don't see the shots here and they were in my weekly collage, they are going to be mini prints).
As I said, the opener shot will stand alone on the intro page as a 5X7, and the collages will go on the last page for each day, as an 8X10.
(The shot of our feet at the top of this post is going to be the intro shot to the entire album, it's also 5X7.)
It looks really cool and I'm happy with how it's all coming together so far! I won't bore anyone with the details of my plan, but I will say this:
-This project is expensive! I'm sure I could have done it for cheaper, but basically it's costing me close to 80$ when it's all said and done.
-I'm probably going to do 3 more Weeks in the Life, one for every season. When exactly I'm not sure, but that's the long term plan for now, and I'm hoping that they'll all fit inside one album (It's not very thick right now so I don't think it will be a problem.) I think it will be neat to see how our lives change during different seasons (the winter one would be insanely boring I think!), and also to see Victor at different ages (along with any other changes to the family...)
Once I get the album done, I'll be sure to share! (Probably not for a couple of weeks though, I'm slow at things like this...)
In the meantime, back to regularly scheduled blogging! First up, a tour of Victor's nursery, which is finally done :)