I know you probably think of me as a jewelry designer and teacher, but I also have other creative things I like to do. So I’ve been sharing things like my art journal and nature journal here on Fridays.
A couple of weeks ago I shared how I was preparing my Week In The Life mini album. Well, a couple of weeks later, I have the completed mini album…but it’s quite different than how I started.
Here’s a video that I show you some of the details of the album and give you some tips if you want to make your own album:
Originally, I thought I was going to use this little 4″ x 6″ album.
I got it all ready and added in some extra pages for more journaling. As I went through my week I kept the album with me (it was easy because it was so small) and made notes about what we were doing and things like that.
When the week was over, I realized I had a lot more photos than would fit in this album. (I took photos all week, but had them printed when the week was over.)
So I either had to cut out a lot of photos or come up with another plan. I decided to keep all the photos because it’s not often that I such a detailed record of a week in my life. (In fact, I’ve never done that before!)
I came up with this mini album that I put together myself. I used rings on the side and just punched holes in the photos to match the holes that were already punched in the pages from the original album. I created a front and back cover, added a tie and was done.
For the covers, I used 2 4″ x 6″ Project Life cards adhered together for each cover. I glued the lace in between the two cards so I could tie the album closed.
For the photos, I organized the order and separated by day and then adhered backs together so that when you flip through you don’t see the back of the photos. (Do the adhering first before punching holes so you make sure to get everything going the right way.)
Each day has journaling cards with all the details of the day, ephemera from the day and then the photos.
I love how the album turned out and now I still have the original album to use for something else.
Hopefully this has inspired you to try something new! Maybe you don’t want to make an actual album, but it could still be fun to document a week or even just a day in your life. I thought my life wasn’t that exciting, but even just a week or so afterwards when my husband and I were looking at the album we couldn’t believe all the stuff we actually did do.