{18 - 24 August 2013 | week 34}

25 August 2013

It's week 34 and the summer holidays are coming to end !

What happened this week ?

This week was very much about fulfilling bucket lists and getting out and about.

I included some photos from our family meal as I didn't have time to add them last week. On Wednesday we went to the Parc des Oiseaux at Villars-les-Dombes. This is a favourite summer outing for us, to see the birds in their own natural environment, feeding them and watching the {Spectacle}. I took some great photos, including birds flying over our heads ! Zachary went fishing for the first time, he didn't catch anything but is keen to go again. Noah was promised a new bike if he learnt to ride using Zachary's old one, and he did really well. He is very different to the others, he is a {watcher} and when he is ready he will do it. Well he was ready this week and now we have to buy him a bike (stay tuned).

We went searching for a {geocache} on the Col du Colombier that we had tried to find in June but it was above the snow line. This time we were successful with Noah finding the treasure. We then explored around the chartreause d'Arvieres.

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Right side ~

Techniques ~

onelittlebird released {trailblazer} which was perfect timing for our week of activities. I incorporated a few of the journal cards and papers into this week's spread.

I made a couple of filler cards using the Studio Calico Toolbox week 1 digital techniques.

Week 3 of Toolbox is all about {stitching} so I had some fun in the evenings relaxing and sewing.

Details ~

Stitched cards ~

Ratio of iPhone to DSLR photos ~ 17 to 0 (well we were out and about, all photos taken by me), the use of Tracy Larsen's templates are great for getting lots of photos into your page :)

There is also a BH Design P insert page of 18 4x4 photos from the Parc des Oiseaux and a Becky Higgins 6x12 Big Envelope pocket holding tickets and the map of the parc (not shown). 

Supplies used ~ Becky Higgins Honey core kit, onelittlebird {trailblazer} journal cards, septemberblue weekly number card, paislee press calendar, tracy larsen week in review and psd templates, nettio designs weekly template and brushking free digital brush,

Studio Calico Valley High stamp kit, American Crafts white thickers, Freckled Fawn washi tape, woodchip arrow, enamel dewdrops, Jillybean Soup sticker, Heidi Swapp alphas, Basic Grey alphas, Skipping5 stamp, EllesStudio tag, Tsunkineko inks, Mister Huey mists

Tools used : Becky Higgins Design A pocket pages, {Fiskars} corner rounder and star shape cutter, {Tim Holtz} tiny attacher, {dear lizzy} date stamp. All photos taken by me on either my {iPhone} using the VSCO cam app, Rhonna designs app or my {Canon EOS 40D}. All photos printed at home on my HP Deskjet 3059A printer on {Rey} plain white cardstock, {Clairefontaine} grained cardstock, Becky Higgins cardstock or {Avery} classique photo paper.

Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. Each week I use photos and other bits to journal and document our everyday life.

Hope you enjoyed reading, see you next week :) 

As normal I'm linking to {project life tuesday}, the blog by Jessica Turner

Studio Calico is a great source of {project life} goodies, use this link to gain 500 points to redeem on future purchases when you take out a monthly subscription to their kits :)


  1. Fantastic pages! I love your hand stitched cards. I really enjoy looking at your pages. They always seem so balanced. Have a lovely week!

  2. Oh I love your pages - full of adventure.

    1. thanks Cat, yes we had a busy week !

  3. Loved the stitched cards - really cool. We are also into geocaching so I loved the geocaching story

  4. I love the handstitched cards. What a great idea! I also like how you group your pictures together. Beautiful pages!

    1. thank you for your lovely comments Anita.x


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