{3 -9 november 2013 | week 45 }

27 November 2013

It's week 45 and it's back to school and work.





What happened this week ?


Nothing out of the ordinary, getting back into the routine of school, football practise and extra lessons. I was thrilled to use the kit from Studio Calico that came with my Process class to construct this week's layout.

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Techniques used ~

Some photoshop digital stamps and use of my Silhouette

Ratio of iPhone to DSLR photos ~ 6 iPhone and no DSLR (all photos taken by me)

Supplies used ~ Studio Calico Double Scoop {September} project life kit, Liquorice add on kit and Process class kit and stamps, Shanna Noel digital Printshop cards and vellum die cuts, Studio Calico December Daily card, ChicTags flair, Paislee Press calendar, Mr Huey mists, Tracy Larsen PSD templates, Freckled Fawn {ohdeerme} October kit, Jillybean Soup word sticker, Hello Forever cut files {2peasinabucket}, Studio Calico gold star sticker, MME enamel dots

Tools used ~ Becky Higgins Design A pocket pages, {Fiskars} corner rounder, {Tim Holtz} tiny attacher, {Lifestyle Crafts} Letterpress platform, Sissix {Big Shot} machine, Remington Rand vintage manual typewriter, Silhouette Cameo. All photos taken by me on either my {iPhone} using the VSCO cam 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.

{27 october - 2 november 2013 | week 44 }

25 November 2013

It's week 44 and it's Halloween fun time :)



What happened this week ?


It was the second week of the term break and my husband was on holiday from work too. We had a Halloween party on the Thursday for the childrens' friends. They had lots of fun colouring a giant spooky house and we stamped up some of the Studio Calico bags as little present sacks. Zachary had his first football practise of the year under floodlights after the clocks went back. Molly had her hair cut for the first time in the salon and really enjoyed the pampering!  I finished my {zombie} socks in time for Halloween and started my {December Daily} album.


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There is also a insert page detailing photos from the party {not shown}.

Techniques used ~


I added some digital stamps to some of my photos and made another glittery element using the technique detailed last week.  I also made a card using my Letterpress.

Ratio of iPhone to DSLR photos ~ 16 iPhone and 8 DSLR (all photos taken by me)

Supplies used ~ Cathy Zielske Halloween brushes and subway art, CitrusTwist This Life {October} pocket life kit and stamps, Studio Calico Antiquary {October} project life kit and Liquorice Add-on kit , ChicTags journalling tags, EllesStudio journaling tags, Paislee Press {spellbound} collection, Tracy Larsen PSD templates, Freckled Fawn {ohdeerme} October kit, Glitz Design {raven} stickers, BasicGrey {persimmon} elements, Kelly Purkey alphas

Tools used ~ Becky Higgins Design A pocket pages, {Fiskars} corner rounder, {Tim Holtz} tiny attacher, {amy tangerine} stamp, {Lifestyle Crafts} Letterpress platform, Sissix {Big Shot} machine, Remington Rand vintage manual typewriter, Silhouette Cameo. All photos taken by me on either my {iPhone} using the VSCO cam 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.

{20 - 26 october 2013 | week 43 }

10 November 2013

It's week 43 and there is lots of lovely pink from my CitrusTwist pocket life kit !




What happened this week ?


I recently discovered *CitrusTwist* and ordered one of their monthly scrapbook kit sets. I was so impressed when I received it that I immediately signed up for their 3 month pocket life kit too ! My first one arrived during the week documented and I immediately put nearly every single item to good use - really good value for money.

Autumn is finally here in all its glorious colours. We had a couple of days of really warm weather and then mists and once the mist lifted you could really see the change in the leaves.  I captured some amazing spiderwebs covered in dew photographs on my morning run.  This was the first week of the school holiday, but I still managed to continue my running programme and find activities for the kids as well.  Friday saw us all head to Lyon for Zachary's 3 monthly check up for his diabetes. He was very pleased to have grown 3cms and not put on any weight, so his exercises are paying off - bravo! We tied in a trip to Ikea to get a another cart for my scrap bits with lunch and the children loved the meatballs.


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Techniques used ~


I used my Cameo to cut the Week number on double sided adhesive with a transparency and then added glitter as taught in the "Cutting Edge" class by Studio Calico.  I used the same technique for the Shanna Noel "gratitude documented" free file.  The vellum pocket shows from last week, so I added some pink sequins. I cut up some of the CitrusTwist cards to add the word/sayings as embellishments to my photos.

Ratio of iPhone to DSLR photos ~ 8 iPhone and 8 DSLR (all photos taken by me)

Supplies used ~ CitrusTwist This Life {October} pocket life kit and stamps, Studio Calico Antiquary {October} project life kit, ChicTags journalling tags, Shanna Noel gratitude documented cut file, Tracy Larsen PSD templates, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Skipping5 enamel dots, Jillybean Soup stickers, Studio Calico cork sticker, Kelly Purkey alphas, Freckled Fawn washi tape, Glitz Design {sunshine in your soul} stickers

Tools used ~ Becky Higgins Design A pocket pages, {Fiskars} corner rounder, {Tim Holtz} tiny attacher, {amy tangerine} stamp, {Lifestyle Crafts} letterpress platform, Sissix {Big Shot} machine, Remington Rand vintage manual typewriter, Silhouette Cameo. All photos taken by me on either my {iPhone} using the VSCO cam 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.

{13 - 19 october 2013 | week 42 }

3 November 2013


It's week 42 !






What happened this week ?

I had noticed that my photo were becoming few and far between due to a busy schedule, and promised to make amends. Well here goes !

There was an agricultural fair on Saturday at a local village that we like to attend due to the lovely handmade/hand grown produce and products on sale. The children enjoyed looking at the livestock show and Zachary got to sit in a big tractor! Zachary is busy practising his football skills at every opportunity. 

The leaves are changing colour, we had a cold snap last week and this week I can see the trees on the mountain behind our house changing colour daily.

I did some letterpress crafting and silhouette cutting - a brilliant file by Shanna Noel for Studio Calico. I cut it in gold glitter card stock and included it in my spread - love it!


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Techniques used ~

I used my letterpress to make the title card, week number card and another filler card.  I used my Silhouette Cameo as detailed above and also cut some more *autumn* cuts from my Silhouette to include as embellishments. 

Ratio of iPhone to DSLR photos ~ 18 iPhone and one Instax mini8 (all photos taken by me)

Supplies used ~ Studio Calico Antiquary Project Life kits, OhDeerMe monthly kit, EllesStudio Monthly tags, ChicTags journalling tags, Shanna Noel for Studio Calico Cut file, Tracy Larsen PSD templates, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Skipping5 puffy stickers, Basic Grey journalling stickers, Jillybean soup stickers, Freckled Fawn gold arrow and woodchip heart, Studio Calico cork sticker

Tools used : Becky Higgins Design A pocket pages, {Fiskars} corner rounder, {Tim Holtz} tiny attacher, {amy tangerine} stamp, {Lifestyle Crafts} letterpress platform, Sissix {Big Shot} machine, Remington Rand vintage manual typewriter, Silhouette Cameo. All photos taken by me on either my {iPhone} using the VSCO cam 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.
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