Week In The Life™ 2021 | Starting To Bring It All Together In My Album

In today's Craft The Story video (Episode 20) I’m taking you along with me as I begin the process of combining my words + photos together in my 2021 Week In The Life™ album.

For more Week In The Life™ content check out the blog archives here

I'm starting to add my content into my album with Monday and will be working my way through the rest of the album day-by-day over the next few days. I'll share again when the whole album is complete. 

Here's a look at my process for starting to get everything into my album: 

Here's a look at where I'm at via images: 

In my original album plan I mentioned seeing if I could cut photos to fit onto the 1/2 circle plastic pieces. I ended up creating a PSD (Photoshop) template to make this happen and you can download that below. 

Download the PSD 1/2 circle template here.

If you'd like to learn how to use a template like this in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements check out a previous post here.

After adding my photos I ran the 1/2 circle plastic piece and the page protector through my sewing machine to anchor it in place. 

One of the biggest changes I made from my initial plan is to use the Week In The Life™ Digital Overlay/Templates on top of a photo vs. printed on white paper. 

I'll be adding ribbon to the circle tag when it arrives here at my house. 

On top of the first page of my photo collage I'm adding one of the "the story of today" triangles. 

In Photoshop I set up a 14 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall canvas and organized my photos on top before printing on 13 inches x 19 inches photo paper using my Epson XP15000 printer

On the back of the 3 inch x 4 inch page protector I added a couple screen shots from my phone. 

On the 3 inch x 8 inch journal card I stamped a title and then added a little more journaling/context to my overall story. 

On the second page of my photo collage I added one of the circle tags. I'll be repeating this in the coming days. 

For the last page of my day I'm including a full page (7 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall) photo. On top I added a few word/phrase stickers

Next up for me will be printing my photos for all the rest of the days and then taking those to my table to work day by day. 


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  1. jchurch2 says…

    I am in awe. Loved watching your video and seeing how a truly creative mind works.

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