Essie Ruth

Day in the Life: June 2017

Hello, beloveds!

I’m all excited, because I’ve got a special memory keeping project to share today: my Day In The Life pages.

I love projects like this – Week In The Life, December Daily – the ones that get you to shift the focus of your everyday memory keeping and tell a particular story.

This year I felt that the project was more a day in my life, as opposed to a day in our family’s life. Arty’s now old enough to be off at school, so I’m not there to observe and record the details of his day. SJ was at work as usual, so the lens fell on the things that occupy my days.

I decided I wanted these pages to nestle in my regular pocket pages album, but I cut them down to 6×12 instead of 9×12 to set them apart a bit, and to make sure the pages were configured the way I wanted them to be. I’ll show you a bit more about that in the process video linked below.

I also deployed a trick that I often use when I have a TV show, movie or video game that I want to include in a spread. Photos of TV screens almost never turn out the way I like, so instead I use a screencap, or an image of the cover or poster for what I’m talking about. In this case it was Mario Kart 8 – a game we’re all obsessed with at the moment.

Using a simple, repeated formula for journalling and embellishing meant that I finished these pages in one sitting, and I’m really pleased with how they look. The bolder colours on the journal cards aren’t really my style, but they go so well with my bright and busy photos that I actually like the finished pages a lot.

Here’s the process video. It’s a pretty quick one, but it gives you a an overview of how I pulled this project together:

I used:  Ali Edwards Day In The Life June 2017 mini kit || white chipboard embellishments || phrase stickers || journal cards from Felicity Jane ‘Summer’ kit || Tim Holtz scissors || Glossy Accents

 

See you soon! xxx

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