I'm not a big event scrapbooker, more of a moment, daily life type gal, so this fit M.E. perfect + it captured an event at large - a birthday. I plan on doing one each week for all of our birthdays this year and calling it the birthday album of sorts. well, I think this might be the plan.
So here goes....
a Week in the Life - Feb 2010 - Buddy's Birthday
I punched circles from the scraps pieces of photos from the week. I used the computer for my main page design each day, just changed the journaling, added the photo, title and stamps.
Day 1 - Thursday
Each day has a enlarged 5x7 photo from the day and the journaling is almost one big long run-on sentence about what we did today. I wrote the journal to Buddy from M.E. So it reads like a letter.
Day 1 - facing page
Here I used a baseball card holder and filled the pockets with pictures from the day, note cards (which are currently blank), and other snippets of our lives.
Day 1 - continued (this is the back of previous page)
Here I added some of Buddy's favorite valentines that he received from his friends. It'll be cool to look back just in a few years to see what was popular with the 1st grade crowd and also that we weren't the only ones who made homemade ones.
Facing page -filler
To make the album flow better with two page spreads, I needed some filler and what better filler than from Buddy's backpack. It captures his creativity and here his coloring skills.
Day 2 - Friday
Sorry this pic is blurry, some did great, some did not. Its not the camera either, it was M.E. So here we have the second day of the week with some journaling about our day of from school. Alot of the journaling for this project came straight from the blog. Love it.
Day 2 - facing page
Here I've got all kinds of pictures from the day, the reciept from where LG bought Star Wars Lego the game and because it was the first day of the Olympics and that's a big deal, I downloaded the icon from the internet and printed it out. Its not top quality, but at least its a visual representation that I'm sure Buddy will always remember.
Day 3 - Saturday
Because I'm using the back of the previous page, this spread flows from right to left, but it works. Here I include more reciepts from Buddy's party and a piece of a lego box that one of his presents was in - just because he loved it.
Day 3 - facing page
The birthday boys and journaling. I had to tweak this layout a bit for the portrait orientation of the photo. If I'd planned alittle better I would have had it printed landscape, but oh well.
Valentines artwork he did for M.E. - that was a must for the project.
Day 4 - Sunday
More snippets of life.
Day 5 - Monday
Again the spread goes from right to left, I got to include some receipt, the tag from his new (cheap) GAP school pants, along with pictures. I have two blank spots on this page, that I'm going to have to be very creative and come up with something to filled them. Likely, digging in his backpack again.
Day 5 - facing page
Journaling from the blog.
Day 5 - continued