Project Life® 2024 Photobook with Canva | Week 1
I am so excited to begin designing my weekly pages using Canva and I invite you to follow along on my YouTube channel – this is one of the best ways to learn and be inspired to finally get a Family Yearbook completed in 2024.
This year I’m focussing on:
1. Consistent Design with Ali Edwards: I’ll be kickstarting each week with Ali Edward’s “Week 01, 1-7 JANUARY 2024” text element, this streamlines the design process, minimizing decision fatigue.
2. Inclusion of Text: I’ll be adding some photo labels, journaling, and quotes so that if someone pages through my Family Yearbook they get to “hear” what I would be saying if I were sitting next to them. I won’t feel any pressure to write long descriptions just if and when I please.
3. 8-10 photos per week: But if I feel like breaking this rule, no problem at all! You will see that we went on a road trip on the first two days of the year, I loved the scenery and experience so much that I included 4 pages of photos – breaking my own rule from the get-go…
LET’S GET STARTED
Take a look at me designing my pages using Canva…
WEEK 1 PAGE 2
I’ve chosen to kick off each week with an Ali Edwards Week Title text, so I required a 6×4″ image block on the top left. It is not necessary to use Ali’s text (I just do it to match previous photobooks I have made) – Canva has hundreds of fonts – you could choose one to adopt throughout yours to add consistency. Elements|Graphics|Roadtrip for the subtitle.
I adored numerous road and sky shots, prompting me to opt for a more panoramic format on the right-hand side. Screenshots and road signs serve as excellent tools for incorporating information into your pages. I’ve noticed that when I want to recall details of our travels, I often find myself revisiting my photobooks. This way, I can easily share recommendations with friends.
WEEK 1 PAGE 3
I just love these 3 panoramic photos, Elements|Grid – I have used this design many times and know it prints brilliantly. The heading says it all for me, as a couple of days before, we had no idea we were going to be galavanting all over the country…
Fonts: Canva’s Lato and CK Alis Hand free font – with white background – I’ll do a tutorial in future on how to add custom fonts into Canva.
WEEK 1 PAGE 4
This page was quick – 8 photos Elements|Grid. I like that the middle photos show how tall the trees and plants are and that our bright clothing from the second day is on the right-hand side.
WEEK 1 PAGE 5
This page was the most time-consuming. 4x 6×4″ and 4x 3×4″ photos from elements|grids. I started with placing photographs, and writing text captions (copied from page 1) – I love that you can copy and paste from other pages and even other documents in Canva.
- The quote was from Elements|Graphics|Thankful – changed to white
- Elements|Graphics|List of 5
- Card from Ali Edwards
- Elements|Graphics|January – changed colour to red
I find it very useful to write my text in Apple Notes / Word document / Facebook ect and copy it across to Canva.