Before we begin the fun of a brand new gallery, we must first bid farewell to some of our Write. Click. Scrapbook. family. Rebecca, Sara, Kim and Aussie Jody are leaving us this month. We are heartbroken to lose them, but recognize that family comes first, and work trumps play. We have appreciated their style, their teaching, their contributions, and most of all, their friendship. As we bid them adieu, we hope that they will peek in from time to time as we will on them. Good luck friends, you will be missed.
This month, our theme is Everydaily. Yes, we made up a word. It's our very own special way of recognizing everything we do everyday. You know the daily stuff: dishes, diapers, visiting www.writeclickscrapbook.com. The stuff that happens so much it's not just everyday, and not just daily, but instead, it's Everydaily!!
Have you ever sat down at the end of the day, tired, exhausted really, thinking, why am I so tired? It's not like I have done much... And then you start to make a list in your head and then realize you have been on the go all. day. long. Phew! No wonder you are tired.
We all have been scrapbooking long enough to have learned to appreciate the little things. Truly we do appreciate them. We have begun to look at our days and our hours and our minutes differently. As we try to be more in touch with the beauty of the everyday, what we photograph might have changed. Or how we journal might have become a bit more real. This month we want to celebrate our days. Our team has put together some fantastic layouts to inspire you to create your own bit of everydaily heaven.
Melissa chronicles all that her boys do in their twelve hours of wakefulness. Celeste created a list of an average day--be warned, you might be tired from reading it, let alone living it. (note: she wakes at 5:45. Superwoman!!)
Hourly journaling takes a fun twist when Karen puts her signature style to it adding bitty photos to help tell the stories. And while Vivian takes a more traditional list approach, don't for a second think it makes for a boring layout!! Aly not only notes each activity throughout a typical day, but she also managed to take her camera along!! And putting arranging her page in calendar form is genius! Keshet includes a selfie that adds the "what were you wearing that day" element to her long list of to-dids.
As Marie put her daily elements together, she didn't limit herself to taking all her photos from one day. Instead she dipped into her 365 photos and found ones that represented daily life. What great permission to (re)use or (re)purpose photos you already have. Autumn used seven photos on her layout, one for each day of the week, and her journaling represents a list of a week's worth of everydaily activities. No rule that an everydaily layout can't be weekly, or monthly...
Lisa uses an old note and some saved photo booth photos to remember what daily life held for her back when her daughter was just one and a half. Moon created lists of what each of her children do on one particular day of the week, and then paired them with a closeup photo of each child. Why make it complicated? Francine picked a random day (coincidentally the same day as Moon...) and tried to capture the day in photos, letting them do most of the talking for what her son does in a typical day. Donna also lets her photos help tell the story of how she and her boys spend their time on a given day (sadly not Tuesday this time, though. Teehee!) and makes great use of a grid to help keep her page organized and clean.
Taking a different spin on the Everydaily, Elizabeth created a page reminding her of the things she wants to keep foremost in her everyday living. And Emily used a family photo paired with a twice daily ritual in their home to document one of their family priorities.
Kelly bravely took a photo of her junk drawers (all 4! teehee!) reminding us that is is okay to document the not so pretty stuff, too. Monika joined in, taking snapshots of some little messes she found around the house one morning (I wonder if it was a Tuesday?) and then reinterpreting the idea of a mess as an opportunity to describe their daily living. Her optimism and humor must have been contagious as Ann took an humorous approach with her page, trying to explain exactly what it is she does all day at work.
Taking time to document the little things about her half-marathon, Katrina does double duty, as her page is homage to and celebration of many daily runs. You go girl!! Fellow runner Amy took the story of how one ordinary everyday Saturday morphed into something greater. Because sometimes the ordinary can become more. Great perspective, Amy!
Arranging her photos horizontally, and coming up with yet another amazing title treatment, Jody tells the story of her daughter's Everydailies with white space to spare. Marnie met Jody's white space and raised her one while she documented the most mundane of daily things, pen hair.
Join us in celebrating (and by that we mean actually scrapbooking!!) the Everydaily parts of your life. Be they boring, routine, tedious, or foundational, don't forget to scrapbook the little things. Imagine if you could see layouts of the velvet wallpaper of your childhood homes. Or if you knew all the miles your mom put in driving you back and forth to activities. Have you calculated how many hours you spend feeding, changing, and holding your newborn? This is the month. Please let us inspire you to document the details of your Everydaily.
Enjoy the gallery!!