Moments from this Week – 03

Here’s this week’s page. It will take me a few weeks to get into the rythym of the new year to I expect a few layouts with not a lot of text, I’m also not fully in the groove of taking photos yet. But it will come. It will all come.

i also have Nathaniel’s school letter this week and i love keeping these. Sometimes I put just the paper but this time I put the envelope with the letter.

And there you go. Week 1 of 2018.

Moments from this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Moments from this Week – 02

Since I don’t have this week’s page yet, I thought it would be fun to show you some of my spreads from the last few months and show you how easy and versatile this project is. 

On a good week, I put two photos and text for the day. This is my typical and ideal way of doing this project. Journaling and photos daily.

But some weeks are really rushed and I don’t get to the project until the end of the week. And sometimes I only have photos.

Sometimes I have a little extra text throughout the week and then mostly photos. I try to make sure to include our family photos each weekend. And then if I have extra weekend photos they might go on that week’s spread or the next.

I am not super worried about lining up the days exactly right. If the photo is from this or last week, it qualifies for any of the days unless it’s really important for me to remember that it was on a particular day.

And very rarely, I have so so many, that I have to add an extra page. I try not to overdo that because it will make my album very bulky.

Having said that I definitely add ephemera from the week. Nathaniel’s letters home, David’s infographic, they all make it into my book!


And there you go, some examples for you until I get the first week down. (This one will likely be high on photos and low on text!)

Moments from this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Moments from this Week – 01

I started scrapping when David was born and have done it in some capacity or another for ten years. At some point, I was on at least four design teams. It was all wonderful and I enjoyed every moment of it but about two years ago, I stopped most of it. I still do a few projects a year. Most notably, I do One Little Word, December Daily and the occasional Day in the Life or Week in the Life projects. But I used to scrap a lot more and I just don’t anymore. Even though I am mostly okay not to be scrapping, the part I miss is capturing and telling the little daily stories of our lives. But Project Life never really worked for me so I wasn’t sure what to do and I’d pretty much given up, until I saw all these wonderful posts from Stephanie Howell about her happy planner, I sat on it for a few more weeks but then I decided I wanted to give it a try. It seemed simple enough and I knew it would give me a reason to take more photos and tell more stories from our day.

So I bought this journal and then I drove down to Michael’s and bought a bunch of the sticker books and the punch (which I’ve only used once.) and I also bought this polaroid printer (which I no longer use.) And I got to work.

Twenty weeks later, it’s my very favorite project!

  • I love how simple it is.
  • I love how it encourages me to take more photos without adding too much pressure.
  • I love how I can glance at my whole week at once.
  • I love how it combines words and photos and if I want I can have more photos and fewer words or vice versa.
  • I love how I can glance at my whole year in one book.
  • I love everything about this project!

I wanted to make sure not to spend a ton of money on this project up front in case it didn’t stick. So after about ten weeks when I knew I was keeping up with with and enjoying it, I let myself add a few more items to my pile. Here are all the things I have/use now:

  • Punches: I have this punch and this punch but I use both of them pretty rarely but I like having them. I’d say neither is required.
  • Printers: As I mentioned, I started with the polaroid printer even though I already had an instax. I knew the polaroids were exactly the right size and I thought that would be worth it, but it didn’t take me long before I knew I absolutely hated the quality of those photos so I then I went searching for a small, compact printer for my desk. I ended up with this picturemate which I was lucky enough to find in “new” condition for $80 and I’ve been using it ever since. I am very happy with it.
  • Stickers: I don’t use too many stickers but I bought a few packs and they’ve lasted me plenty so far. I’ve also bought a few deco pens, some washi tape, and one cardstock pack for a few addons (which I’ve only used once so far.)

Overall, it hasn’t been a huge investment for a project that brings me joy each week and will last 16 months. I will share the weekly layout here each week. 

Moments from this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.