Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Smashing times! (WOYWW)

As my entry to WOYWW this week here is my desk in the midst of a major Smash booking session (hence the pun in the title).  I said last week that I was making an effort to catch up, well I have nearly finished July - just one more page to go.  On my desk you can see the final two pages of the smash book open and waiting to be smashed, my mug of tea (sadly depleted), some stencils, distress ink pads and sponge pads for applying it, along with glue, DST and a pen.
This is the page that I was working on last Wednesday...in the end I managed to choose some photos from over 200 of the wedding and did a black and white photo montage.
This page is of Alex's first ever sleep over (while I was at the wedding) with the background coloured with distress inks using stencils.
This page is of his Little John outfit again using distress inks and Lavinia stamps.
Finally this is a page to record my twice weekly phone calls to my Gran (she will be 89 in a months time) as they are really special to me.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love
Caro
x

23 comments:

Annie said...

Your memory records are just lovely. I spent many years visiting an elderly aunt every Wed evening and know just how important times like that are :-)
Hugs,
A x # 48

Jackie said...

The last picture of the phone calls to your Gran is just lovely! I do hope you journal a few of her comments and conversation so you can look back on it
Jackie 40
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Eliza said...

Awesome pages Caro, but what a special page that is of your Gran and she is so young but an amazing reminder of special conversations.

Thanks for sharing, I love dropping in to see what you are up to, looks like you are catching up.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 20

sandra de said...

Great smash pages and the stencil backgrounds look fab. They seem to be all the rage. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @68

Uniflame said...

This is a great way to use a smashbook :) Lovely pages! I only have a smashbook for my received postcards, but I am thinking of doing something like this too. Or maybe project life. Not sure yet!
Uniflame #66

House of Bears said...

What smashing pages. Sorry couldn't resist!

The house of bears @#73

The Taming of the Glue said...

Lovely pages. The wedding montage must have taken quite a while to put together. Hugs. Pam#41

Regina Hamilton said...

Your pages look great. You are really having some fun with your Smash book. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #4

Kate Hadfield said...

Wow, I love your smash book - especially the Little John page, such fun! Thanks for sharing! Kate #51

Karen Ives said...

I never really got my head round what to do with a smash book, but I love what you have done.
Karen #60

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I love the phone Gran LO....that's so nice. What a great way to celebrate a wonderful relationship :-)
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Love seeing Smash book pages! I have over-filled one book, am working on another and want to buy a couple more. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #3

Lea.H said...

love your smash book, the page about calling your gran is lovely. such a nice way to keep special memories. Lx

Ali H said...

Your SMASH book is looking so brilliant ! Love your pages ! Ali #34

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sounds like you are having a smashing good time! One time at the grocery store I saw a display for Smash book things and was impressed just how much that caught on. The pages you shared are great and each tells its own story. How fun.

Neet said...

Great photos in your Smash book - I love black and white. The young one seems to have enjoyed his outfit.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, neet 23 xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You've been having fun cropping and laying out your photos. I really like the way you did your grandmother's photograph in the middle of the telephone dial. Happy WOYWW! #13

Nan G said...

Cool wedding montage! And Gran is looking fab for 89. I thought Lil John was and still is adorable! Looks like he really enjoyed playing the part. :) hugs and Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

BJ said...

Phone gran made me smile and love the wedding layout too BJ#39

Lisa-Jane said...

Looks like a fun Smash book! I'm twitching about your depleted tea though - go get one quick! #53

Julia Dunnit said...

Your desk is a source of joy, always sow thing on the go caro! and I do admire youR striving to catch up! love. Love love the pages, but especially the 'phone gran' !

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Caro - loving your smash book - esp the one of Phone Gran!!! Happy WOYWW Mxx #33

Anne said...

Hi Caro so sorry to be so late. Love all your pages. Lovely photo of your Gran :-) Anne x