Hi, it’s Jamaica!
The scrap world was busy last week participating in Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life 2013. Did you play along? I’ve done it a few times but as it approached this year, I knew with company coming and lots of looming deadlines I wouldn’t have the focus I needed. Instead, I decided to take a simplified approach, an extremely simplified approach. Rather than capturing lots of little moments, I decided to collect just one photo each day.
They turned out to to be very colorful, which is fun. Wanting to make the execution of my week as simple as the photo taking, I used Pictures + Words No. 4 to add the days of the week to each photo, leaving one spot left for a recap. No other text or embellishment is needed—the repetition of the circles makes them all cohesive and the colorful texture of the photos with the semi-opaque circles add plenty of interest.
Of course with company here for a long weekend, I couldn’t just leave it at that. Tucked into the week is a smaller insert focused on the time my friend Tracey was here. It holds ATC-sized cards. Trimmed down from an 8.5″ x 11″ page protector it fits nicely within the larger 6″ x 8″ size pages. Road Trip Papers
I kept embellishments to a minimum on the insert as well so that it would have the same feel as the outer pages. Adding blank “cards” that matched the photo or used the same patterned paper from the pocket next to it help give the spread a sense of openness. When the woodgrain from the Woodgrain Journaling Card Template matched the photo on the left so closely, I made the one on the right match the photo next to it by tweaking the woodgrain from On My Desk. Downtime Papers
Sometimes, less really is more. I hope this has inspired you to think about your week in a new way!