Day in the Life Mini Album

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Leap DITL Mini / Cover (i want to add year to the front still)

Day in the Life is a scrapbooking exercise started by Ali Edwards. This was the first time I participated in recording a day’s events and documenting it. Knowing the amount of time I’ve spent in the past documenting Week in the Life, originally I had no intention of participating in DITL. Then two things happened: one, I saw a super simple mini album and was all {heart eyes emoji} by someone I cannot find now! (I searched everything, I thought maybe it was Kelsey McEvoy or Kellie Winnell, but no such luck – If I left crazy, stalkerish comments on how i loved your Mini please let me know!) and remembered I have this DCWV chipboard album I picked up on clearance from Joanns.

Second, I saw the DITL kit sold by Ali Edwards. Now to be honest, I am not a kit person. I never buy kits. Kits do not feed my creative process.  But I saw that date stamp and am obsessed with roller stamps (currently in search of a vintage holder) and for the price of the kit, felt like it was a bargain. (btw that stamp is awesome, versatile & nice impression!)

I was excited to get the kit and see the contents which had an Ali Edwards-orange theme (if that’s not already a color it should be) knowing I was planning to do my DITL on Leap Day, February 29, 2016, the same day I was going to a Flyers game (a gift to B for his birthday! & their colors are orange & black). Ok maybe call me lazy –I didn’t want to document Leap Day and also the DITL designated day, so I combined the documenting process to the one day.

As usual, I wanted to keep it simple, mostly photos and words, with a few embellishments. I’m starting to realize I’m not big on embellishing and am happy with alpha stickers and maybe a little washi tape. (this is sorta frightening based on the stuff I own?!)

I guess the photos + words part comes easier to me than the embellishing. It’s more of an afterthought.

Ok onto the project – sorry too much digression today.

Here are a few of my pages. I will try to share a video flip-thru of the whole album soon.

Stamped below was not the kit stamp because I wanted to include the whole date. Simple Stories alpha stickers and another roller stamp by October Afternoon.

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Leap DITL Mini / Page 1

Simple photos to start. Added one of the circle chipboard stickers from the kit.

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Leap DITL Mini / Page 2 – 3

I used a mix of WRMK page protectorss: 4×4 and 4 2×2. Since my photos printed with the border I chose to use that space to add journaling. It was a quick way to jot down some thoughts.

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Leap DITL Mini / Page 5

I added wood veneer letters for this photo of my Bullet Journal page in progress.

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Leap DITL Mini / Page 7

Again love just adding words.

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Leap DITL Mini / Page 8

I was including so many 4×4 photos and wanted to get more of the kit into the album. For my next page of 4 2×2 spots, I cut up the journal card with the orange font repeated. When I cut it down to a 2×2 piece I had a little leftover and flipped it over to the other side of the card to use as a tag for journaling. Stapled with tiny attacher. I love the color palette in this kit and how it coordinated with my photos was a bonus. I had fun cutting up the cards and getting the best use out of them. Something I need to remember in my regular layouts going forward.

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cut up journal card

So much of the communication of my everyday life happens thru texting, so I try to include that where I can. In this case, my parents were docking in Florida after a cruise, then going to my cousin’s house where my brother & nephew happened to be visiting. I loved the photo of my cousin and nephew in the hot tub! It’s important for me to try to incorporate the stories of my family into my everyday stuff too. Not to mention my Dad is the most hilarious texter ever and I love that he makes up his own lingo that I have to figure out because it is not the universal text lingo.

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Leap DITL Mini / Page11

I took the left photo of the stone streets on my walk to yoga class. I wanted to include something more with this photo so I scanned thru some of my favorite yoga quotes to find this one about direction. Reflection and time stamp (with kit stamp) on the right photo.  Love the font size, and I was able to get nice, clean impressions using StazOn ink on the photos.

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Leap DITL Mini / Pages 12 – 13
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Leap DITL Mini / Page 17

My mini ends with the final score of the Flyers game (they won and there was a hat trick!) On the left side I had this extra piece from cutting down the commemorative photo booth ticket to fit into the 4×4 page protector, so  I adhered it to the top of the horizontal journal card, I think it said “Favorite” at the top.

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Leap DITL Mini / Last Pages

If you’ve seen any of my posts from before you know how much I love the 4×6 journal card with the am/pm times from the kit. I used it on the actual day to record events as the day went on. It was convenient to carry in my bag with my notebooks and keep on my desk to jot down notes. I wanted to include it in the album, so I scored it down the middle line. I used my new WRMK Fuse tool to make it fit more snug & hold in place. I cut down another 4×6 journal card shown on the right side and added washi.

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Leap DITL Mini // Record

When I flipped it over and was reading my notes I remembered I forgot to journal about the hat trick at the game on my other layouts, so I added the Rad chipboard circle which coordinated with the back of the other journal card. I just love how things fall into place sometimes!

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Leap DITL Mini / Recorded Back

I haven’t done an album like this in a while, nor ever this 4×4 size, but I really enjoyed it. It was a manageable project and I was surprised at how many photos and layouts I ended up having in the end. At first I was sorta like is this even worth documenting? But so glad I did.

Great practice and a great kit.

Will share a flip-thru video as soon as I can!

Do you like mini albums? What is your go-to size? Feel free to link back to your posts so I can check them out!

 

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