Week in the Life—The Album is done!

Oh my goodness, I did it! I finished my album for the Week in the Life project (April 19th-25th) and I could not be happier. Bj has already spent time pouring over it and also deemed it a success, yeah! What a snapshot of our lives. Here are almost all the pages (a few have cute naked picture of Tuesday that I didn’t want to share). I added the products below the pages, but a lot are repeats, so if you don’t see something look back at the beginning.

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Kolo album I had in my stash, using included page protectors and slide film page protectors (also in my stash from art school days).

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Intro page has paper from my (now gone) spring fling kit, a doodlebug velvet brad, labels from Two Girlz Stuff, stamps are magnetic poetry, 7 gypsies, and PSX.

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I have two types of pages. The white pages are general routine pages and the light blue/slide pages are the actual day pages. Kikkerland paperclip, Savvy Stamps heart target, medium folk heart punch and velvet flocked paper (I also used the small and large in this album, as well as some other heart punch from my friend Sarah, I think it was a Stampin Up?), Gothic Lower (lrg) stamps by Postmodern Design (used through out), Martha doily punch.


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I have blurred some things out, only the quick and easy way in lightroom by over/under exposing. 🙂 Jenni Bowlin ticket.


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Technique Tuesday and Hero Arts stamps, Making Memories staple.


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The missing pages here are about getting clean (baths/showers) and the nap.


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Missing pages are the other side of this slide page (talking about how in Oregon we don’t have to pump our own gas, among other things) and a routine page about the potty/diapers/elimination communication.


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Piece of KI Memories paper.

There you have it. Pretty minimal in terms of embellishment. But in my opinion it has to be with 294 photos! I just used a heart on each of the routine pages and the initial circles on the slide pages.

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And I just can’t thank Ali enough for the inspiration!

29 Replies to “Week in the Life—The Album is done!”

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
    so many fantastic photos…great job amber!

  2. Oh this is just perfect…you did an amazing job…what a treasure!

  3. BJ Garrison says: Reply

    You did such a great job Amber! I still can’t believe you cut each one of those squares by hand. This looks even better in person or irl.

  4. this is amazing, AMAZING A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! Wow!!!! your layouts are so modern, creative and happy. Just perfect for you and your family. I love it!!!!

  5. I can’t wait to see it!! It looks so cute!

  6. I do believe I saw a Modern Domestic business card up in that rad book. Thanks for making us a part of your memories, can’t wait till you make it back in to sew/quilt.

  7. What an amazing job! I love seeing glimpses into other’s lives. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Heck ya, I love Modern Domestic! I’m going to be gone for the next MQG sewing night, but I’ll be back as soon as I can!

  9. Awe my love, thank you… but really you need to check out my punch drawer 🙂

  10. oh my goodness. this is wonderful. you’re time management skills must be amazing. I want to do this.

  11. Cannot believe I spelt ‘your’ like that. That is shocking.

  12. Love it. I’ve seen in Ali’s blog and I had to see the hole project. It’s wonderful.
    Best Regards from Spain

  13. i am totally inspired to do this. I am definitely going to do a week in the life in June. In may, i have decided to make more of an effort to take more pictures throughout my day!!! i love love love this!

  14. Nice job, Amber Lee!! What a wonderful project to have and cherish forever! Just think how great it will be to look back on in 10 years! Way to go!

  15. Love the slide page protectors – I’ve got to use them more 🙂

  16. Amber- I have followed your week in the life progress and I have to say I LOVE IT! So real. So beautiful. The photos are stunning and your design is wonderful. I am really getting anxious to put mine together. Hopefully my photos are in the mail today:)

  17. awesome! truly special.

  18. Fantastic!!! Love how you approached it!

  19. This is such a great project. I love that you stamped single words on cards and scattered them thruout. I would do that myself. I also really like the slide sheets and the combo of color and b/w photos. Great project and it will be so much more precious as Tuesday grows older and you forget what these days were like.

  20. Love your ablum Amber, the stamped key words on each page are a fabulous idea … your photos are gorgeous too.

  21. Brilliant! Love how it turned out 🙂

  22. Love, love your book!

  23. So cool! Especially love all the stamped words and the end page with the index prints.

  24. Great album! What great memories that will bring back. I enjoy looking at the everyday shots of my childhood.

  25. Your album looks amazing!! Love your layouts, can’t wait to do one next month!

  26. saw your album on ali’s blog and had to come take a better look. love it. i love the slide protectors. I think i have some in my stash i might need to dig out. great album!

  27. Wow I love your album – I reckon it is one of the best examples I have seen!! Well done, you should be thrilled with it!!
    The stamped key words look fantastic!

  28. Love the album!!! And I was reading Ali’s blog today, and I noticed your album, i though – ‘That is Amber’s Album’ – sure enough, it was! Way to go!!!

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