This past weekend I finished my Week in the Life™ album. This time I didn't wait too long to work on my album after the actual documentation happened. It definitely helped, that I did the same thing like last year.
STEP ONE // The first step was to make a plan. I followed the page formula above. Each day started with the transparency divider. Then I added my text and if I didn't write enough to fill the back completely, I also added a photo there. Then came one page protector with four 3x4" pockets. Into the pocket on the top right I added a see-through element (most of the times I used the transparency hexagons from the main kit). After that I used the two 4x6" pocket page protector where I made two 3x4" pockets on the top with my sewing machine. On the last page, into the top left pocket I added the 3x4" journal card from the main kit where I wrote down, what I loved about that day.
If I had too many photos from that day, I used an insert between the two page protectors.
STEP TWO // I had more words than last year so I went with a full page (mine is 6.75 x 8.25" big) where I added a chipboard sticker on the top. Because I wrote the words each day during the actual Week in the Life™, this didn't take very long. I adjusted the text here and there but it stayed pretty much the same.
STEP THREE // was all about the photos. I took more photos than I could use in my album. So I picked the ones that represented the day in the best possible way. I didn't need three photos of me sitting on my desk at the office on three different days. One was totally more than enough. The same goes with everything else. I resized the photos in Photoshop Elements, printed them at home (I use an EPSON Sure Color P400 printer) on A4 paper (I use Canon Semi-Gloss Photo Paper) and cut them out.
The next step was to add a date stamp to each photo. I love this one from Ali Edwards.
STEP FOUR // And then came the fun part (well that's the part I love most). Adding embellishments to almost every photo, picking transparencies for the one pocket on the top right and bringing it all together.
And it goes on the shelf with my other four albums. I love this in-depth documentation of our life so much. It really shows what we are doing and what's important right now.