{1 - 7 September 2013 | week 36}

8 September 2013

It's week 36 and it's back to school !




What happened this week ?

Sunday was windy so we thought we would try flying our kites. We had lots of fun and Zachary's new one looks spectacular when in the air.  We had a BBQ for tea, probably the last one of the summer.

Monday we spent getting ready for school, checking through the lists to make sure that everyone had all the right things in their new school bags. And Tuesday morning it was {la rentree}. First we took Zachary and Noah to Virieu le Petit. Noah has just moved up to this school and was very excited about his first day at the {big school}. Then I took Molly to school at Brenaz. This is the first year that she is at the school without any brothers being with her. She starts in {cours preparatoire} this year, lots of reading and writing and homework for the first time !

Wednesday was a busy day for me, lots of ordering of new things ! A Macbook, a Silhouette Cameo, an Instax 8 and new trail running shoes.

The rest of the week was taken up with school, meeting new teachers and some internet classes for me.  Not a lot of photo opportunities this week - must try harder next week !

Left side ~




Right side ~



Techniques ~

I have filled one album since May, so I finished off the old album and started the new album with two of my recent favourite photos.  I followed a tutorial by Elise Cripe on how to print a 12x12 photo to fit into a Pocket page.

End page of first album ~


Start page of new album ~



I also did not cheat and resort back to my comfort zone Pocket A, I continued with the D on the left side.

Week 1 of Letterpress class by Studio Calico started with the basics and whilst I am missing a part of my letterpress platform, I jumped right in there and tried my hand at some of the techniques.  I especially love the ombre printing technique that I produced on the {camera/oh happy day} card.

Also starting this week where the Project Life Lessons from Big Picture Class and I included the manifesto as a filler card - the words are perfect!

There is journalling on my {happy place} card but I have omitted it for privacy purposes.


Ratio of iPhone to DSLR photos ~ 2 to 3 (all photos taken by me)

Supplies used ~ Becky Higgins Honey and Seafoam core kits, alittlegraceandmercy back to school freebies, tracy larsen psd photo templates and week in review, Studio Calico {double scoop} digital stamp,

Studio Calico Letterpress classroom set, American Crafts gold thickers, Skipping5 flair, EllesStudio August tag, Mister Huey mists, Tsukineko inkpad, Jillybean Soup sticker, Glitz Design alphas, Avery Elle die cuts, Kelly Purkey die cut, Boanita woodchips, Basic Grey clear stamp set, Rukirstin {currently} card, My Mind's Eye enamel drops

Tools used : Becky Higgins Design A and D pocket pages, {Fiskars} corner rounder, {Tim Holtz} tiny attacher, {dear lizzy} date stamp, {Lifestyle Crafts} letterpress platform, Sissix {Big Shot} machine. 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 :)

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