I have loved doing this album so very much! I will happily admit, though, that I'm not going back to traditional scrapbooking anytime soon. I bought Ali Edwards' kit, including the white 6 x 8 album, but as you'll see, I really didn't use a lot of the paper products that came with the kit. I used a few, mostly the word labels, but I preferred to stick with digi elements and print them out or just add them to a photo with my journaling.
Although I reserve the right to work on traditional Project Life or mini-albums when the mood strikes. ;)
I ended up with two cover pages. I wanted each day to start on the right side of the album so the cover has a front and back - the front with a simple title and the back with a second photo and our names, dates, and ages.
I love white borders so I added them to every single photo I put in the album. I think it gives it a crisp, neat look and gives the eye a place to rest amidst all the photos.
Each day starts with a single photo and a title.
On the first page for Monday, I designed a digital template that fit 4 3x4 photos or journaling blocks but included the white borders that I wanted. I started off with a selfie of me in the kitchen. It was actually taken on Monday night but I'm organizing photos mostly by theme within each day, rather than chronologically, so I'm not too worried about the time. It was also the last day of my kids' fall break so we took a group selfie in our jammies that morning and I included it. I was actually scolding Andrew for jumping in front of us in the photo and it's so funny that I decided to include it.
In the 3x8 protectors that came with the kit, I put in the day of the week card, as well as the chipboard number and then put a 3x4 photo underneath. I also used a small tab on the top card - I like to use tabs in my Project Life albums when I have inserts so I was thrilled to see that Ali included some in the kit.
On the back, I added a 3x8 photo with some journaling. Emily and I had had a big conversation about growing up in her room. The moment wasn't one I would have interrupted for a photo so I just took a photo of her quilts and covers on the bed later and adding journaling to it so I would remember the conversation.
On the next page, I added two photos of our morning - one of the kids fooling around and the other of Em drinking coffee.
On the back, I included a photo of each child and a bit about what they each did that day.
The kit also included some page protectors for 2x2 photos and I had a ball with these tiny photos. My photos are actually 1.8x1.8 because I wanted to be consistent with white borders around these, too. I also printed off some digi elements onto white paper and used a couple of chipboard stickers and word labels from the kit.
I loved using the tiny photos on the last page because I think it provides a nice contrast to the facing title page that uses one large photo.