Week In The Life™ 2018 | Dealing With The Words

One of the ways I have learned to complete Week In The Life™ over the years is by doing the "making" portion of the album in batches. 

Yesterday I shared the start of my process where I created daily title pages, an opening page, and a reason why page. The next part in my process usually involves dealing with the journaling. 

As you saw during the documenting week, I spend time at the end of each day typing up my journaling and posting it here to my blog. Now that it's time to get those words into my album I follow a simple process of copying and pasting my text into Illustrator (you could do this in Photoshop or Word ) where I format it based on the page size in my album. For this year's project I decided to "text wrap" my words around embellishments. This means that I measured the size of the embellishments I wanted to use, drew those shapes in Illustrator, and used the "text wrap" function (Object/Text Wrap) to have my words flow around that space on the page. 

To learn how to do a text wrap in Photoshop go here and in Word go here

I went back and forth between the rubber ovals from the Main Kit and the Thankful For This Day Circle Stamp as you'll see in the video below: 

Here's a look at each of the journal pages so far in my album: 

Monday had two additional journaling pages that I put into the full page 6x8 page protector. 

Here's the second page: 

The "everyday stuff" plastic circle is from the Week In The Life™ Die Cut Bundle.

And the third page for Monday: 

Here's Tuesday (Tuesday also has a second page that I'll share when I finish it up): 

Here's Wednesday (also has a second page that I'll share later): 

Here's Thursday: 

Here's Friday: 

Here's Saturday: 

Here's Sunday: 

Next up I will finish adding photos to some of the second pages of journaling and print out the additional full page 6x8 photos. 


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  1. christyj says…

    I love how you added the photo at the bottom of your journaling.

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    1. SFK14 says…

      That's just what I was thinking!

  2. LynnseyJo says…

    Wow, love the look of this. I won't have quite as much journaling as you do but I really love how this is included, I especially love how the embellishments look next to the words. I usually just blurb about each photo kind of like I do in my Project Life weekly spreads.

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  3. Untiedt says…

    I love the videos that show each step of your process. It motivates me to tackle and complete the project. I struggle with the words but I keep trying. Thanks Ali.

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  4. Kristin409 says…

    I always include lots (and lots) of words in my WITL projects and love your ideas here. I have a few things I do to break up the words, but will definitely try your idea of using the two columns and including an embellishment in the center. Great ideas!

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  5. 180lab says…

    Does anyone know of a tutorial to wrap text that uses Photoshop Elements vs. CC? Thanks!

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    1. geordie281 says…

      Ali goes through it in her hybrid workshop.

  6. snapnscrap says…

    Thank you so much Ali for including a link to 'Word' instructions. I don't have Photoshop so any Word tips and hints are always welcome.

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  7. mumemade says…

    I'd like to text wrap around the stamp also but I can't seem to make it work (I'm using Photoshop Elements 15 and it doesn't appear that I can make separate pathways). Do I need full version Photoshop to apply the functions used in the video you've linked to this page?

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  8. CarolineMcD says…

    I just love this journaling idea so I am blatantly scraplifting. I did word courses about 16 years ago and am so surprised with how much I've remembered! So loving putting my album together.

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