Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Summer Mini Album: Part 2

Hello Friends!

I'm sharing some more pages from my Summer Mini Album. By this point in the album, my system is established and working fine. I used 3x4 Project Life grid card stamped with the date, 4x4 page protectors and photos and embellishments from my stash.  It was just enough structure to keep me going but plenty of freedom for creative play.

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Left: Random staircase along the Seine. You can see a page I made about this staircase, here.

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Sam and I were big fans of the farmer's markets and bakeries in France - especially Sam. Each time he left the house, he returned with at least 2 baguettes. It was fun to watch him enjoying himself so much.

Left: Me and Sam outside the bakery on market day. Right: Pics of potatoes and beets, Studio Calico wood veneer geotags and ampersand from Maya Road.

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Here's the back side of that page. I took pictures of things that were unique to France but a part of our everyday in France like the Badoit. (sparkling water) and the front page of the newspaper which I snapped when we went to the Monoprix for supplies.

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Here's the journaling for our trip to Paris.

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We did not have enough time in Paris. The city is just so big with so many people. Even though I'm a country girl through and through, I have to visit Paris again.

Right: My first selfie in Paris.

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We made two trips into Paris. The first was to visit the Eiffel Tower. I wanted the boys to see it and stand on it. It was quite the pilgrimmage but we made it.

Left:The Eiffel Tower. Right: Nathaniel (my nephew) and Gabriel in the underground.

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The view of Paris from the Eiffel tour...*sigh*

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Left: This little sweetie is our niece, Kiersten. Right: Journaling card with our plans for the following week.

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It took us a day to recover from Paris. The kids were tired from the all that walking, Michelle and Nathaniel got sick and it rained. We went to the market in the morning and spent the rest of the day napping.

Left: The chipboard flower is from the Market Street collection, Nob Hill, by My Mind's Eye.

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Left: Looking out of Michelle's kitchen into the courtyard to find Oliver looking back at me.

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While the sick rested, the rest of us went to Chateau Fontainebleau. It's so beautiful there. Later in the afternoon, my brother-in-law dropped me at Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte while he went to the office. It's so surreal that he passes two castles on his way to work. Vaux Le Vicomte did not disappoint. I had a great time toodling around by.my.self and taking pictures of everything.

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And that's it for another day. I have one more set of pages to share, so do come back tomorrow and see how we finished our trip.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love the way you've captured your trip. I would like to see the Eiffel Tower one day!

    1. Thanks, Emily! I hope you get there too someday. It's worth the trip.