project life | week 13
Today I'm sharing my "week 13." I'm numbering the weeks based on my pregnancy rather than the week of the calendar year.
During this particular week, I did a very very abbreviated version of Ali Edwards's week in the life project. I've never done this before, but I had a 12x12 page protector to fill and I liked the idea of doing a timeline for the week.
The timeline is really simple. I chose one or two pictures for each day. For the journaling, I wrote about highlights specific to that week as well as bits and pieces of our ordinary weekly schedule.
The insert is a horizontal 8x5 x 11 inch page protector from Becky Higgins. After I got the insert printed I realized the page protector isn't meant to be centered, which did not work for my layout. No worries. I punched a couple of new holes to create the one-long-collage effect.
The right side includes all of my normal journaling, a few favorite photos from the week and an insert with extra photos from the ultrasound.
The journaling cards are designs I use each week. You can find details on those HERE, including fonts, sizes, etc. I print directly onto plain white journaling cards. You can find my printing process HERE. The polka-dot card is from the project life midnight edition core kit designed by Liz Tamanaha.
The midnight edition totally inspired the look and feel of this album: lots of neutrals, a little yellow, a mix of typed and handwritten text, organic elements, pattern, etc. The 13-week ultrasound in the lower-right corner is mounted on a project life 4x6 grid card.
To create the insert, I started with a piece of plain white 8.5 x 11 inch paper. I printed the number "13" on it in grey in the lower-right corner. Then I adhered a strip of the photos onto the left side of the white paper.
Next up: a piece of vellum printed with the ultrasound details in the same spot I printed the number "13." I adhered a couple of my favorite shots from the ultrasound to the top of the vellum with a piece of silver metallic washi tape and slid it on top of the white paper and into the page protector. I really like how the vellum makes the less-detailed ultrasound images a little muted. They're included, but not front-and-center.
Here's what the left side looks like in the album:
And the right side, album-ready: