Week in the Life – the finished album

As with projects like Week in the Life it takes a little wrangling to get finished. But here it is.

In the end I used all the elements I mentioned here as well as that format. I added the lovely Basic Grey PB & J patterned papers into the album along with some cute wooden houses I had and some eyelets and ribbon.

Here is the original 6 x 6 album from American Crafts.

 And here it is with my version of that artwork on the cover. (From the great not on the high street.)

The font is Hootie and I used text boxes in Word to position the text as I don’t know how to use Photoshop programmes to get this effect! It took quite a lot of time but I am so happy with the result.

I also used this idea for an overview of the week. I attached it to the inside of the cover after printing it onto photo paper.

Here is Monday. just according to the plan I used one 6 x 6 photo for the left side and the cut down page protector on the right.

A note about those cut down pages. Because two of the four seams in some cases were ‘open’ because of the cutting down I had to find a way to secure the photos/cardstock inside the page. You can see in the photo above the ribbon tie. I punched a hole through the page protector and photo/card and fixed an eyelet in place then threaded through ribbon and tied it in place.

Here is a clearer photo of that in a slightly different format than Monday’s.

The rest of Monday. The four photos on the right are a collage made in Photoshop.







As well as the highlights page on the inside cover I made a pocket on the back cover to keep the hand written notes in that I jotted throughout the week.

And there it is all finished. Are yours all done?