Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Week in the Life: Getting Ready

One project of Ali Edwards' that I have loved is her series on documenting A Week in the Life.

Sadly (?) the first time she shared this project was during our Europe trip. Since I was already pretty extensively documenting everything in sight, I wasn't so much able to play along.

On the upside, she's running it again live this month, from April 19-25. I'm super excited to play along this time. I've also set myself the ambitious goal of trying to scrapbook everything that week. Or at least to blog. But hopefully both. ;)

I got myself some new polaroid film, and I started work on the book (of course it's a minibook).


I took an old binder and re-purposed it (as per my very first tutorial ever). Once I stripped off the tacky old vinyl, I recovered the chipboard with kraft paper, and rebound it with some houndstooth gaffer tape.
I dove deep into my stash and found an old Cupcake Scrapshop kit to use for the interior. Okay, I started with that kit, but then I found a few other things on hand that I wanted to include as well.

Here's the cover.. at least what I have done so far. It's still quite a bit in progress.

The cover design was very much influenced by a book I saw by Celine Navarro. Oh, she inspires me so.

I'm going to be doing a bit more work on the pages inside, and I promise to share the interior when they are done. It's going to be super fun.

And that's about it for now.

Have a fantastic day.

13 comments:

Irini said...

I am speechless what an amazing cover!..can't wait to see what you will put inside it!!

Sandra said...

my gosh, how gorgeous is your cover??? I just love it.

Bekka said...

The cover is stunning! I love it! I may have to play along with this as well. I've really wanted to do something like that.

themathchick said...

Wow!! I really love your cover - you've totally inspired me to pre-do my cover...and I may just have to lift your grid of squares idea :) I hope that's ok with you! Thanks for the inspiration (and motivation)!!

Nathalie said...

Oh, I am very happy to discover this post today as I am too joining AWIL for the first time this month and you always have great ideas!!! Your binder already looks stunning!

LRW said...
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LRW said...

It's gorgeous! I can't believe you are ready so soon. I guess it's not very far away--so I need to get started this weekend!!

Melissa Mann said...

oh my gosh!! That cover is fantastic!!! I LOVE this project as well!!I followed along with Ali the last time she did and it was one of my favorite projects to date!! Can't wait to see the finished book!

明偉誠秋 said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

Dianna said...

SO freaking fantastic*!*
I need to decide what to do for mine soon...thanks for the much needed kick in the pants! ; )

Erin said...

I ADORE your book. So amazing! You may have inspired me....

ToneF said...

Oh, that really looks beautiful!!!
Can't wait to see the rest when you have completed the projet :o)

Liesbeth said...

I just hopped over from SC... and I'm totally in love w/your album cover! Can't wait to see what your pages will look like! TFS!
Liesbeth from the Netherlands

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