Wednesday, 2 June 2010

WOYWW - 02/06/10

I was so excited to have so many visitors last week, it's so much fun receiving comments and visiting everyone elses blog to see what's going on in your space. I didn't managed to get to everyone but I did visit a fair portion and saw some beautiful spaces and some lovely work on desks.

A strange occurence happened in my room this week, as I walked down the stairs I could hear rustling, banging and an anguished cry, almost animal like, my heart raced and my pace quickened, wondering what on earth could be in my room. Did I shut in a cat and it was tearing my precious paper to shreds? Had a rogue tortoise snuck in in the night and was rooting through my ribbon drawer? or was it a hired ferret assassin that was making light work of my acrylic stamps?

As I flung open the door I was faced with this incomprehensible sight.........
It was the lesser spotted Mr Paper! 'What on earth are you doing?' I asked and was met with the rather forlorn, yet lengthy reply 'You've been asking me for a long time to scrapbook with you, and as I was looking at our album I noticed there were no pages about you, so I thought I would surprise you and make you a page'. I was overcome with emotion (ok, that's a bit dramatic) but thought it was such a sweet idea, followed by the following thoughts, what paper did he cut into? I hope he didn't use that embellishment that I have been saving for yonks.

I had to stop myself and appreciate the moment, Mr Paper likes to comment on what I am making and I will often ask him, what do you think is missing? have I over-egged it a bit? and he will usually give me a thoughtful and constructive reply, but papercrafting is definitely not his cup of tea, far preferring xbox games to anything remotely crafty

I promptly sat on the floor next to him and created a page about him and how wonderful he is to me, it was a really nice way to spend a couple of hours and by the time he was finished I was very impressed, and maybe a tad jealous, how did he get to make such a nice page on his first attempt? So here is the page, the reason it is so momentous is I detest having my picture taken and this is the first picture of me that he has taken in a number of years which I think prompted his decision to make a page.

Et Voila!
The title actually swings out to reveal hidden journalling. Hidden journalling I tells ya, I guess my constant chatter about crafting really paid off! Here is the page I created about him, god bless him!

I'm a lucky gal, and appreciate that he is mine every single day. I hope you have all had a good week :)

54 comments:

  1. Ah, bless! How lovely of Mr Paper to join in.

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  2. Brilliant - a fantastic page by Mr Paper! I can totally empathise with your initial thoughts about what paper he has cut into! I wouldn't trust my OH with my papers and embellishments!

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  3. well isn't he just one in a million, my OH would never dream of scrapping with or about me. I think yours is a kepper lol maybe buy him his own box of stash for xmas.

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  4. Well Mrs Ribbons - don't tell me anything else about how good Mr Paper is, my heart can't take it! What a fab LO...mine loves what I do and I'm fairly sure its becasue it stops me interfering with what he does! Am going to show him this tonight.

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  5. Wow, aren't you just the luckiest person. Mr. Paper deserves a big kiss. It's always fun when your guy "gets" what you make. Happy WOYWW.

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  6. that is the sweetest thing ever! As the above comment states, Mr. Paper does deserve a big kiss, and one from each of us as well lol

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  7. I'm really impressed. It's a pretty good page for a beginner you have obviously taught him well

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  8. Awe.....what a fabulous post today, you really made me smile!!
    Well done to Mr Paper - gorgeous LO and a gorgeous piccie of you too!!

    xx

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  9. Great story and you have both made fabtastic layouts :0)
    Kate x

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  10. oh my goodness! I think he just might be a keeper.. that bought a lump to my throat x

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  11. Oh i am impressed! what a lovely thing to do! Well done Mr Paper!! That brought a wee tear to my eye.
    Thanks for sharing!
    hugs
    Michelle
    xx

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  12. Now that is very sweet and I welled up! Love both your layouts and your photographs are lovely.Well done to you and Mr Paper! Have a great week! Tracey x

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  13. How wonderful is that! fab!

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  14. Oh what a romantic little couple you are - bless you!!!

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  15. Mr Paper is so clever! Love the layouts. Thanks for visiting me. Kathleen x

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  16. Ah how wonderful ;) 2 gorgeous pages
    Anne xx

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  17. Very thoughtful and lovely results. ikki x

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  18. Aww that's just too cute!!! :-D

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  19. who would have guessed that he was actually listening to what you have been saying ....and taken it in ...how wonderful. BUT
    Beware...dont teach him everything you know ...dont let him take over ....and worse still ...become better. This happened to me when my late husband took an interest in hobbies I did back then ...I thought ahhhh at first and then gave up as he put me to shame lol

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  20. aw this is sooo sweet, bless him! My hubby has taken over my digi store and now has started going in to correct my bad spelling on the blog too, as well as filming things - Like me buying promakers and putting that on my blog! They are taking over these crafty hubbys!Have a crafty day!!
    ((Lyn))

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  21. How wonderful to read. You are very lucky. His page is lovely, in fact both the pages are lovely. Is it time to hide your favourite stash??

    Tracey

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  22. Romance in the craft room eh? How lovely.
    A x

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  23. so precious!
    they are both wonderful pages. thank you for sharing this story and the pages with us.

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  24. Clever Hubby! lovely page and yours isn't bad either ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

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  26. So cute. Thanks for sharing !

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  27. oh gosh hun how romantic,hugs cheryl xxx

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  28. oh, how lovely. thanks for sharing.
    Linbyx

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  29. How nice that you both papercrafted together, really sweet. Both layouts are wonderful and a fantastic keepsake, you can't buy things like that. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x x

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  30. What lovely layouts, and what a great guy :-)

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  31. Ah, what a lovely thing to do for you, and both layouts are lovely.

    Nicki, xx

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  32. Oh my goodness ... I have goose bumps ... I love Mr Paper and I don't even know him ... quick post one of his bad habits before we all become infatuated :0)

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  33. Now how sweet is he and you've both done such beautiful jobs too :)
    Nikki

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  34. what a sweet moment that must have been - and have to say - he really did do a fantastic job... i think the fact that he did that little gesture means soooo much - you are so lucky!!!

    Your LO of him is fab too - and the fact that you did these at the same time really is something to treasure forever...

    Paula x x x

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  35. Thank you for posting this- so sweet! And it wasn't even your birthday or anniversary? God bless him! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  36. Fab sentiments and great to see a guy doing stuff too !!

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  37. How sweet was that!!! Chanelle

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  38. Hello fellow CTDT member!

    Your hubby is a star, you must have been blown away - well, once you'd got over the panic that he might be chopping up all your favourite stash!

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  39. What a great story, it's lovely that he'll craft with you, it would make most mens toes curl up just contemplating it! Love how both LO's turned out, he's a natural! Better get a lock put on your craft room door!!

    Brenda

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  40. He hasn't done half bad an your page compliments his beautifully.

    ** Kate **

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  41. Must admit I get rather twitchy if I see OH rummaging through my stash! However, Mr Paper obviously came good - fabbie! Juliex

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  42. Fab that you can both share some crafting times! His 1st LO is stunning and its just fab that he's managed to get you on that side of the LO for a change!

    Keryn x

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  43. How lovely he's very good at LO, you may have to get him his own desk.
    Christine x

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  44. This is sooooo sweet, thanks for sharing your story
    isa

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  45. That's so touching! I often have visitors in my craft room (i.e. my children, obviously they gravitate towards where I like spending my time). Here's one of my favorite craft table shot- a bare butt helper, http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=311190266262

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  46. This is a really lovely idea
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  47. Are you serious?! I love this story!!! And the pages are just beautiful. I would so love to see what my DH would come up with on a SB layout. He is supremely talented, very arty, much more so than me. And he does love that I SB, but I've never even dreamed of him doing a page. Now I have that idea in my idea I don't know what to do with it!

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  48. What a fab desk shot.. i love your write up, made me giggle.. and both layouts are super.. just hope now you dont have to fight mr paper for desk space in future lol

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  49. awe, what a fab post! I've gone all gushy! Your man sounds like an all round superstar & your LO's compliment each others perfectly. What wonderful keepsakes you have made together. Thanks for sharing.
    Sorry I'm so late calling. School hols & all that! Wishing you both a lovely weekend. Gez.xx

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  50. That is so amazing. How many OH/ husbands partners would go to those lengths and I must say create a great page. I haven't scrapped in ages. I must get back into it. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I was the one with the purple and white bird you commented on and yes I did make it. It is unfinished. The poor thing only has one wing and as yet there are no feet in site. lol. Love your place, off to have a proper peek.

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  51. Well, well, well that was a moment where even I was a bit emotional! I can hardly get any appreciation for my work - getting your man to do scrapbooking with you or about you - woman you are soooooo lucky you don't even know how lucky you are! Never mind the stash you can always buy more!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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