Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Nervous (WOYWW)

I am super nervous today as I am organising and chairing a University wide event at Mappin Hall in Sheffield.  The event is for all parents and parents-to-be in Academia, and as such is not related to my main area of work (Cancer Research) at all!  I think that is probably why I am nervous about it. The event hopes to raise awareness of the issues faced by parents who are academics and to try and improve policies and implementation of the policies in the University.  I hope that it will be good...wish me luck!
Here is my workdesk as part of WOYWW.  This is all the papers ready for a scrapbooking session.  As you can see I will be using a mixture of brightly coloured papers most of which are scraps left over from previous scrapbook projects.  At the back of my desk there is a series of brightly coloured dragon cards which use a digi stamp from a fellow WOYWWer, Spyder.  These are just waiting for Alex's signature before they can be sent.  The two stamps beside the cards are left over from Alex's crafting session yesterday morning, and the mug of tea is sadly empty and in need of a refill.
This is the finished layout, about 1 hour from the time the last photo was taken.  It was made following sketch #206 from Creative Scrappers, and features Alex hiding in a ball pit!  For me he is my greatest treasure, hence the title of the layout 'this boy...hidden treasure'.  I didn't feel that this page needed much in the way of embellishment as the photo is quite strong and so I just used some die cuts (large circle and flourish) and punches (small circles), ribbon and two brads. This layout also fits with Lasting memories 'Something you Treasure', Crafty Cardmakers 'for the boys', SSSS 'a kaliedascope of colour', CCC 'Ribbon', PTW 'Anything goes', and Fussy & Fancy 'Punches & dies'.
That is all from me for now.  Think of me between 9.30 and 12.30 today (Wednesday) as I run this event!
Love,
Caro
x

22 comments:

Jacqueline said...

LOVE that scrapbook page! That photo is great and your'e right, the page didn't need much, the photo just says it all! Such a fun page and really made me smile! :)

Thanks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW

Jackie #80

Laura said...

I am thinking of you now!!
What a precious photo, lovely LO.
Laura 100

Helen said...

Wow! Your work sounds veery impressive - good luck! Helen 7.

Queen Of Toys said...

OMG I would be nervous too, I do hope all went well today. Love your hidden treasure layout.


Eliza #19

famfa said...

Good luck for today. Layout looks good. What a gorgeous photo

Karen said...

A really gorgeous LO and I hope everything goes well for you at the University today.

Have a great WOYWW and a lovely week, hugs, Karen xx #12

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh my gosh Caro what a sweet layout!!!! That is a treasure indeed!! I really enjoyed this post.....you don't even wanna see my desk, well actually you CAN"T!!Right now my laptop is sitting atop the mess.....lol. Oh, and I love that photo of the university too......beautiful piece of architecture :) Have a great day and thanks for joining us again at Lasting Memories....it's always fun to see your creations :)

Tina (LMDT)

Josephine said...

Lovely layout!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Redanne said...

I love your layout, so colourful and vibrant. Best of luck to you but I am sure you will not need it, just be yourself, no-one can ask for more. Anne #44

Kimberly said...

super cute.... love the ball photo

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What an adorable photo. Love the bold colors to go with the ball pit colors. Thanks for joining us at LM this week.

Hazel said...

Hope the event went well and that you overcame the nerves. Love the LO - thanks for sharing - Hazel #10 x

Sandy said...

What a bright happy layout :) Sandy #109

Rita said...

I've never done a scrapboog page and I have 3 scrapbooks. Your pages are great and maybe I should try. Hugs Rita 68

Karen Wilson said...

Hello Caro!! You'll do fine at your event :)

OMGosh, I LOVE this layout! What a darling photo and your LO is so fun and colorful!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!!

Jan said...

This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

glassgraffitix2 said...

What a cute LO! That is such cute pic! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Haven_mom4 said...

Hope things went well for you. Love the bright layout. Thanks for sharing your treasure with us at lasting memories

Michele said...

What a perfect title with such a cute photo for our treasure challenge! Love it Caro!! :-) thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.
Michele
LMDT

JoZart said...

Just catching up with visits after a mad busy week.
Hope your event went well... I'm sure it did! Love the ball LO with A ... it is a treasure, you're right!
JoZarty x

Sarah said...

That's such a bright and fun LO - love that photo and all the colour. I hope all went well and you enjoyed the challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

Ribbon Girl said...

This is a really nice scrapbook page and I hope the day went well for you! Thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly Anything Goes Challenge, Mary G x