Documenting a single day is a pretty cool process. I’ve done Week In The Life for a number of years now where I do seven days of documentation just like I did last Thursday. It’s a consuming but super rewarding project that I’ll repeat again this year in the fall. I like seeing how I go about my day – it adds another level of awareness to how I’m living life right now.
A couple reflections from my experience this time:
- I always, always, always have more documentation in the morning vs. the evening.
- I didn’t take enough photos. Well, I took enough to use for the template (and really, that’s enough) – I guess what I had hoped for were a couple “money” shots that became automatic favorites. My goal for February Day In The Life is to take more photos. I took about 15 photos.
Here’s a look at how I brought the photos and the words together using the Day In The Life 6×12 Layered Template Set and Day In The Life 6×12 Photo Collage Layered Templates:
Pardon the lines on the printed pages. It’s time to refill an ink cartridge but I wanted to get this up today. I’ll be re-printing it again.
Here’s a video tutorial showing how I worked with these two layered template sets in Photoshop Elements.
I also took the Daily Sheet I used for writing down the happenings and folded it in half and slipped it in between the printed pages in the 6×12 page protector.
A couple other ideas to consider:
- Cut the template in half and use it as two, 6×6 pages. These could also be added to Project Life or could be used in a smaller album.
- Bring the 2, 6×12 pages together for a single 12×12 layout. This could be done in Photoshop by adjusting the canvas size or you could print them out and adhere them to a sheet of 12×12 cardstock.
Here’s a closer look at each page:
NEXT MONTH | I’ll be doing February on the 27th or 28th and will post a reminder a week before.
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