Is there anything better than finishing a project?
Well, maybe the real joy is in the process. The process of this project was wonderful: I was mindful, fully aware and absorbed in all that was going on around me. The pulling it together the past couple of days was so empowering using the bits and pieces of photography, design and story-telling technique I've learned since the last time I did this project.
I'm far more aware and accepting of my personal style as well as the things I consider important to me. The last time I did A Week in the Life, in October 2008, the kids were 12, 11, 9, 8 - not a teenager in sight, though there was plenty of angst and tween drama. We were just starting the hockey season and the weather had turned damp and cold. I was in a different place. That was 18 months ago.
So much has changed. So much has remained the same.
The best part? I love my life. Then and now.
The week of April 18 - 25, 2010, A Week in the Life looked like this:
FRONT & BACK PAGES:
ETA (I can't believe I forgot credits!):CARDSTOCK: Bazzill
PRINTED PAPER: Basic Grey
BUTTERFLIES: Jenni Bowlin
FLOWERS: Kaiser Craft
BUTTONS: Moxie & Stash
BRADS: Doodlebug Design
INK: Color Box Liquid Chalk
FONTS: Eras Medium ITC, American Typewriter, Aquarelle
INSPIRATION: Ali Edwards
ONLINE GUIDE: A Week in the Life
So worthwhile. I'm so pleased I chose to do this again. The last project from 2008 is the most viewed album, of all my albums, by all of my kids and it has a permanent spot in our family room. Later tonight I will slip all of these layouts in their page protectors, put them in an album and set it next to the 2008 version on the shelf. I wonder how long it will take my kids to notice? My bet? Not long!
Did you document a week in your life? Leave me a link in the comments!