I decided to do my project almost entirely digitally, with the exception of my individual photos and journal cards (all of which were still created digitally but then printed onto photo paper and trimmed) to store in We R Memory Keepers 8.5 x 11 divided page protectors.
Aside from running out of printer ink mid-project, and realizing that sending this stuff out to scrapbookpictures.com would have been cheaper in the end, I am officially in love with the final results, which I share with you now.
Whew! Are we out of ink yet?
As you can see, from spread to spread, a certain rhythm emerges. Things can feel very much the same from day to day, and yet having this little slice of life is going to be such a cool thing to look back on in years to come.
For each day, I found a new and clever way to photograph myself using various set ups, tripods, point & shoot cameras—you name it—to get interesting shots of me doing stuff that is really just very ordinary.
I found it to be both challenging and inspiring to document something every day. Challenging, because it forced me to look at my everyday life with fresh eyes, and let's be honest: sometimes in the daily grind, your eyes feel anything but fresh and new. Inspiring, because when I stopped to take the time to document everyday life, I realized that my life is the only place I want to be at any given moment. I wouldn't trade any of it for all the tea in China.
If you've never done this project, I urge you to consider doing it. Everything you need to know is available on Ali's blog. I say, pick and week and go.
And then, go you.
It's just such a tremendous way to get down to the core of what scrapbooking affords us: the chance to tell stories and share photos.