Today I finished up getting all my photos into my Week In The Life™ album and I wanted to give you a video overview of my progress so far as I get closer to completing this project for 2016. Most of the products I'm using can be found in the Week In The Life™ kit.
As you might remember from my previous post, I started the process of bringing my words and photos together with the title and end pages for each day using the Week In The Life™ 6x8 Layered Templates Vol. 3 for the title pages:
The end pages ended up all being full-page 6x8 photos with journaling + a white plastic letter (stapled in place) + word/phrase sticker + a gold chipboard embellishment:
Next up I tackled my journaling. This year, rather than adding text to every single photo like I did last year, I decided to copy and paste all the text from my blog posts during the week and print them onto white cardstock pages (journaling on both the front + back).
For Monday through Friday, where I had enough journaling for the front and part of the back of each day, I added one of the black chipboard letters to the top of the printed pieces. I created text boxes in Illustrator but you can do something similar in Word or Photoshop as well. Each journaling page measures 5 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall with a 1 inch margin along the edge for the holes (punched using a Crop-A-Dile). Along the edge of each journal block I attached an Avery Index Tab (more of these are coming to the shop soon) with stamped sentiments from my Days Of The Week Stamp Set inside:
Here's a look at the backs of the journaling pages before adding any photos to the white space areas:
For Saturday and Sunday I ended up adding my story to 4 inch x 6 inch white pieces of cardstock. I had less journaling and less photos for both these days so it made sense to fill the pockets with the story:
As you'll see in the video below, my next steps are to add embellishments and some writing directly onto my photos to wrap up my album:
In the video I mention using a 1.5 inch circle punch to punch circles to be placed behind the chipboard circle. I love how this keeps a small border of adhesive on the outside of the chipboard circle allowing it to be adhered inside the pocket.
Hope that's helpful as you start/continue building your own album. Questions about how this is coming together? I'm happy to answer them for you below.
Remember, it can be whatever you want/need it to be - more pages, less pages, more words, more embellishments, etc. Make it meaningful to you. I'll be back later this week to share my completed pages.