Week in the Life 2021 is coming up soon and it's definitely one of my most favorite projects to document. This year the community is documenting the week of May 10-16th. This year I decided to purchase the Paislee Press mini kit (now discounted while supplies last) pictured above along with the digital versions of the journal cards and the weekly divider pages. And like last year, I will again be using a 4"x8" album from Citrus Twist Kits. I choose Dove Gray and it's such a dreamy perfect gray and matches the kit so well. They even threw in a few surprise goodies with my order. I do have an idea for those Instax page protectors, stay tuned!
One of the things that makes this project so easy for me is pre-planning out my page design as templates in Canva so each day I can just drop in my photos and quickly journal while it's fresh in my mind. If you haven't tried using Canva for scrapbooking yet, I hope that you'll read on to learn more. In this post I'm sharing how I'm laying out my pages. And in our new community group Scrapbook with Canva I have a video that shows you step by step how I did this. If you've ever wanted to try Hybrid scrapbooking, this might be the perfect project for you to start with. (trust me...you can do this!)
Using the super easy drag & drop method, I uploaded my digital files into a folder in Canva, so everything is together. I really love how large the images are which helps me visualize how they will work in my page designs. You can learn more about why I love Canva for scrapbooking here.
After flipping through my 2020 WITL album again as a refresher, I made a note of things I wanted to do again, like large full page photos, (love that) and keeping my journaling to one page per day. With that in mind, I started a new 4"x8"page design in Canva. Added photo placeholders (called grids) and journal cards to create a page formula. I made a couple of changes to the "details" journal card and I'm excited to play around with this card this year; maybe adding some stamping & cork pieces.
With my hybrid templates designed, I feel like I'm now set up for success and it will be easy to keep track daily. If all goes as planned, I'll have a fully completed album at the end of the week! I hope you'll continue to follow along as I document this week in May. I'll be posting updates here on the Paper Crush blog, along with LIVE videos in the community group. I hope you'll join us!
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