The first photo is the cover... I love how it turned out. You can see how I made the base of the album here. The cover was literally made with scraps of digital paper I had printed a couple years ago.
I bought a 6x6 Crate paper pack, various washi tapes, buttons, some Jillibean soup stickers, Jenni Bowlin stickers, and crafters workshop stencils to use on the album. I journaled directly onto the pages where ever I could and I added the time the photo was taken.
TM, actually all the extra goodies I added to the album were bought at TM.
TM was this vintage car stamp... you can see it in the upper right corner of that first page, I used it lots throughout the album.
That's it for the photos... I think it gives you a good idea as to how it all turned out.
Now for my thoughts and observations...
- Love the finished product, working with paper is always fun and keeping it simple is the easiest way to ensure it gets finished.
- For these types of projects - it is extremely helpful to be prepared... making the base of the album and having it ready for when I was finished with the photos was a bonus.
- Last year I was very excited about this project, but I was not as motivated this year. It's funny... I will admit Sunday night when I finished making the base of the album I was ready and looked forward to the week. The next morning... I thought, really?... Why am I doing this? The first day was not easy... however... after seeing what others had posted on Tuesday of what their Monday was like... it encouraged me to get my camera out. So... it is helpful to have others doing the project along with you, but that doesn't mean you should not or could not do it at a different time from when Ali plans it.
- Next year if I can... I really would like to try it digitally. I think at the end of the day... if I can get those photos into a digital template it will come together a lot faster.
- Next year I want to record a few of the same things everyday... I really loved what Helena documented on here WITL. She had fun things like what was on her playlist, the different blogs she read that day etc. I also really love the simplicity of her digital pages, and they would be simple enough to print off yourself.
- I wanted to mention what doing WITL was like while doing Project Life. It was not difficult at all. At least I didn't find it to be. If you think it would be, you might consider WITL as a recording of your daily routine, while everything else might be PL worthy. I did not exclude the routine items from my PL album.
- Although I mentioned I had a hard time motivating myself, I really appreciate the album. Last year my parents were here and I was on vacation, so it really wasn't a typical WITL. Ali has mentioned the next WITL will be in the Fall of 2013. I am good with that. In fact it excites me because Fall is my favorite time of year :)
Take care friends.