Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Snow much fun! (WOYWW)

Sorry about the pun in the title, it just had to be done, not least because we had 6 inches of snow here when we woke up on Monday morning.
This didn't mean a complete day off in the snow for us though, as Alex's school opened at 10am and closed at usual time.  However, it did mean that the walk to school was on the sledge (for the downhill stretches).
And a great time sledging down the really steep pathway after school.
Today the snow was still there, so it was more sledging after school (this should be a video if it works),
as well as a reasonable snowman being built in the slightly more sticky melting snow.
This morning before our walk to school Alex decided that he wanted to (a) dress up as a skeleton (don't ask me why) and (b) make a cardboard ipad - he loves my new toy! So here he is having stencilled the apple symbol on the back of his ipad.
Here is my desk as it was on Tuesday evening for my entry to WOYWW (it is currently empty as I am being good about putting things away after use - mostly because I need an empty desk for Alex to craft at!). At the back and to the left you can see my new ipad, and to the right of it my trusty mug of tea. The rest of the desk is covered with my smash book, with pictures laid out on it while I try and work out the layout of the pages, and various other smash book related items, including tags and washi tape.
This is the finished smash book page all about my new ipad - this smash book is my diary for the year and I am trying to document at least one thing that happens each week - I figured that the arrival of a longed for ipad warranted a double page spread!  I am entering this page into CCCB 'hearts' as there are numerous hearts on this page, and SSSS 'what are you known for' as I am mostly known for keeping a journal and photographing anything that stays still long enough!
My other crafting endeavour of this week was to scrapbook some Christmas photos, so this layout is being entered into Lasting Memories 'Christmas 2012' challenge. However, I have to confess that as my scrapbook is over 12 months out of date, this layout is actually from Christmas 2011 - I hope that they don't mind! I actually used the righthand side of Sketch #248 from 'Nuts about sketches' for this layout and used Bo Bunny and Bazzil papers, and K&Co stickers. Apologies for the flash glare...I just couldn't get a decent photo in this light.
That is all from me for now.  Have a great rest of the week everyone and stay safe.


Haven_mom4 said...

I was tempted to do the same thing, just did a Halloween 2011 layout so getting close to christmas

Sandra said...

What fun pages! So nice to capture every moment and document it! Love the video! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Toni Herron said...

Awww. How adorable!!
Thanks for sharing the extra pics!! You boy is precious!
And fantastic creations! Well done!
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.. :)
Toni - LMDT

Denise Pustelniak said...

Caro, such a joyous LO! Look at all that beautiful snow! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

jill said...

You've shared some lovely pic's with us . What a happy snowman. Fab smash book . Jill #56

Caz said...

Loved the video - he's such a happy little chappie, isn't he!?!??!
New ipad definitely warranted a double page spread - busy, busy desk and good on you for clearing up afterwards - that's my new year resolution but I'm struggling to keep it up!!

sandra de said...

Having never lived with such quantities of snow it was a real treat to go sledging with you!! Love Mr Skeleton.
Sandra @67

JoZart said...

Hi Caro
Lovely pages of happy memories and you seem to get them done quite soon after the pics were taken which is good.
I sent you a little packet last week (posted Weds) I sent 8 out and only one packet has arrived so I wondered if your's is there yet? Hope they get there.....thoguht it would be nice for your Faith Journal.
Love Jo x

Neil said...

Good morning.
Just popping over to say Hi. Lovely to see all the fun stuff!I hope you have a good and creative week to follow.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Still snowing down here in Redditch! Think we've had enough now, the novelty of not raining is wearing off, lol. Lovely pics of you & your son, great pages too. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

Ria Gall said...

Great pages so much going on and a fantastic snowman well done .
I am lucky in that our snow has nearly gone.
ria #92

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely LOs there - they made me smile...as did the snow shots and Alex making his own iPad. That shows entrepreneurial skills :)

So glad to receive your email - your prize will be winging its way to you probably next week now, when the postal system gets up and running again!

Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

Charlene said...

Looks cold, but lots of fun!!! Very cute creations!!! Stay Warm!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation this week at CCCB!! :-)

MaggieC said...

How lovely to have that video and how brave to film while you are going down the run. Thank you for sharing it with us. Than you for your visit and have a good week. xx Maggie #20

okienurse said...

Awesome post today Caro! Thank you for the trip down the hill in the snow! Actually got a few chills on the way down and I am glad I didn't have to walk back up! Love all the projects you two are working on! My grandaughter (4 years old) keeps after my son and dil to buy her an iPad! OMG! Thanks for stopping by my desk! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

Jackie said...

Well done on getting a scrapbook page on Christmas done it looks great
Love your smash book page on your I pad......... Only right I have done my comment using mine

Julia Dunnit said...

Brilliant snowman, such wonderful buttons and eyes, so glad you've had a chance to enjoy the snow. Glad to that you seem to be enjoying your ipad, I love mine as you know, but I do have some HUGE issues with it's relationship to Google/blogger!

April Story said...

Congrats on your new ipad. Isn't the imagination of a child great? I wish we had some snow here. It's in the forecast - I've got my fingers crossed. April #110

Helen said...

Love your snow pictures and the video!! We had another dusting last night (not in the forecast which said it wouldn't settle!) but it had largely gone before that. Your desk looks fabulous today. My tag would have been ok if I hadn't messed up the stamping... not shown that!! Helen, 9

Ros Crawford said...

Great journal pages ... and it looks like you had fun in the snow! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

trisha too said...

Fun post, Caro--we don't have any snow here!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha #164 this week
and a little late!

Anne said...

Lovely snowy photos. Your smash book and LO are great. Sorry to be so late one of those weeks. Anne x #145

Elizabeth Campau said...

Oh how I love all the fun in this blog entry. And the snow video was just fun, fun , fun! Makes me wish my boys were little again! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories:)

Elizabeth LMDT

Linda R said...

Such cute pages.. Thanks so much for joining us over at CCCB!