Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Sing it Mummy!

Alex is still going through a phase of wanting a song for everything and the cry of ‘Sing Sally mummy’ or ‘Sing Mater Mummy’ can be heard frequently. What this means is that he wants me to make up a song about a particular toy car which is hilarious as it stretches my powers of imagination and inventiveness on a minute by minute basis. He loves it though and can be heard singing his version of my made up songs long after I have sung and forgotten them!

As it is Wednesday I thought I would show you my workspace as part of WOYWW - it is still looking reasonably tidy after my massive clean up last week. The papers and cut outs are all from Crate paper and were used on my most recent layout (see below). You can also see my circle cutter (very useful) and a notebook in which I write details about the photos for scrapbooking, and the latest challenges etc. Last week I was asked about my tea drinking habits due to most photographs having at least one large mug of tea on them. The truth is I love tea, but can’t stand drinking it cold so I start crafting with a large mug of boiling hot tea, then get absorbed in crafting and forget about it until later by which time I have only drunk half of it and have to throw the rest away because it is cold. This happens nearly every day! The tea in this photo was boiling hot having only just being made…what are the chances of me finishing it before it goes cold?
My crafting projects for this week have both been scrapbook pages. This first one is titled ‘Petrol head’ and uses Basic Grey papers and follows this weeks Sketch Thursday sketch. It also fits with the scrap and stamp ‘buttons’ theme and with practical scrappers challenge to use at least 7 different things on your layout (two different papers, acrylic paint, metal letters, car stamp, stickers, brads, and a doodled border – I think that makes at least 7!). The journaling reads ‘Alex, as the ultimate vehicle nut and petrol head, absolutely loved the time we spent at Bakewell’s Showground Spectacular with al the lorries, differs, tractors etc, especially when he was allowed to sit at the steering wheels. 2nd May 2010’.
The other scrapbook page follows this weeks Pencil Lines sketch, and the theme of ‘shapes’ for Lots to do (circles and rectangles are featured on this page), and Crafty Cardmakers ‘orange, stickers and animal’ (I used a bird) theme. The page also fits with this weeks Scrap it with a song as the song this week was ‘Over the Rainbow’ and I chose to use the phrase ‘beyond the rain’ in my title which was ‘Look beyond the rain & have fun’. The papers are all from Crate paper the journaling reads ‘Despite getting soaking wet Alex was very happy playing in Endcliffe Park, especially on the bouncy slide. 13th Feb 2010’.
That’s all from me for now. Have a great rest of the week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

41 comments:

Cath said...

Love your layouts, I will have to try and get more scrapbooking done.

Cathx

Twiglet said...

Fab scrapbook pages Caro!

Helen said...

Caro, he is so cute! Love your LO and your desk full of craftyness!

Doone said...

believe me he will remember the songs in his twenties and be surprised you have forgotten them.

We often do family road trips ( one coming up soon) and there si no ONE cd that will suit all so the five of us will sing ( usually different songs) very loudly until we all get tierd and sit quiet for a bit - teach him number plate game as he gets older....its easier tahn making up stories or songs!

like the tidy desk but I keep trying to look behind the pC!

ScrappySuzanne said...

You need an urn on your desk. Your space looks great...will it stay tidy lol?
Your layouts are great ... it helps having such a cutie to take photos of...thanks for sharing!

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful layout great memory, thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

Tracy Evans said...

Aaaah what a sweetie, my children used to make up songs too, it was adorable. Lovely tidy space and great LO. Have a good evening, Tracy x

Nancy said...

Lovely LO and a great crafting space...thanks for sharing

KS

Heather x said...

Oh the half drunk tea saga! Hubby is always complaining that I never drink all the tea he's so lovingly made for me lol.
Alex is sure getting big hun....I still remember him as a babe in arms, you was the first new mum I sent a card to....I have done quite alot since then lol :0)
*hugs* Heather x (emmaege on CM&PC forum)

Handmade with Love said...

Love your little guy there! Your desk is lovely and tidy and I like your paper and embelishments there! Tracey x

Linda Elbourne said...

How lovely ... they grow up far too soon ... cherish every second X

Lizzybobs said...

what a happy crafty space - thanks for sharing lv Liz

joey said...

Hi Caro

LOL your post made me smile, I sing to my son and he says sing that again Mum then I have to rack my brain to think what an earth it was I had made up, I never learn just to stick to the trad ryhmes. lol

Joey.x

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing your desk. Great layouts too!

Sara Zenger said...

Great Layouts! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Sara

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee your lo's!!! FAB colors and photos!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hannah said...

How cute! What a perfect sentiment for those photos. I still love playing in the rain-- umbrellas are so awkward anyway. Haha.

Patricia Folchert said...

Great photos and layout! Thanks for playing along at Scrap & Stamp!

Diana Fisher said...

Love that car picture! And cute layouts!!!

jude said...

Some lovely creations going on.I can totally agree with the mug tea thingy i do the same with my coffee.just get carried away with crafting i forget!!
hugs judex

Sue said...

Hi Caro
great piccies, lovely scrapbook pages, have great day, sue,x

Carmen said...

I'm the same with tea. My workmates used to say I had an asbestos gullet as it had to be drunk while hot. My OH is tthe opposite, preffering it to cool right dowm. Many's a time I've been told off for throwing away his cold tea ;)

crafty creations said...

I love to read about what your family have been up too Caro - you have depicted the days out beautifully with these layouts

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Spyder said...

My version of the wiggly worm song is still remembered! Along with tiny fairy books, and the fact that there are monkeys living in traffic light boxes and they change them as soon as they see our car!! Emma, now 30, will still say, 'dam monkeys!' when the lights change!
Lovely layout Caro and very tidy desk!
(Lyn)

Wipso said...

Thanks for sharing...I have very happy memories of singing about everything with my children.....even using the potty :-)
Yes I'm a little mad but they seemed to enjoy it :-)
A x

Tracey said...

Fab pages and love your desk.x

Violets Corner said...

Oh I remember, we made up own songs too when our sons were small. They're now teenagers!

Fab scrapbook pages!

Hugs
Maarit

angeleef said...

I'm with you on the tea there. I love tea, but can't stand to drink it when it's cold. Good thing you get absorbed in your crafting and not in your tea, because the results are beautifull!!
Have a nice day
** Evi ¨¨

Jack said...

Great layouts (both of them). Such a great way to view photos. And when do we all get to hear your songs, lol. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Angie said...

Great LO's ...love your colour choice. Bless your little one and his songs.xx

anazelia said...

Another super cute page. Thanks for playing along with us at scrap it with a song.

Erin said...

Love the layouts! The car stamp and doodle bordering turned out great. Thanks joining us at Practical Scrappers this week!

Jaqi said...

Fab layouts , I love your style

Toucan Scraps said...

great looking stash on your desk.
wonderful layouts.
thank you singing along with us at Scrap it with a Song this week

Eiglas said...

Gorgeous lo Caro - lovely composition and pics!
Thank you so much for coming over to share with us at CraftyCardmakers this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Jess said...

Great LOs! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It With a Song!

Melly said...

Oh what a fab layout!
Love the fun family pics you've used a perfet for our challenge over on Crafty Cardmakers
Hugs Melly xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Two more fab LOs Caro, you put me to shame. I'm the same with a cup of coffee - mind, I just have to sit at the computer and half the day's gone, so the coffee is but one problem!

Chrissie said...

I love to hear kids sing!
Wonderful!
Great layouts too!
Chrissie

Tracie H said...

A great LO - thanks for playing along with Pencil Lines - dont forget to send your Lo over to Pencil Lines so we can pop it in the readers gallery.
T.x.

Jules the Bling Princess said...

Love your PL layout Caro! Nice colours. Gorgeous photos too.