Thursday, 24 July 2014

Classy & Fabulous

I have started my maternity leave this week and am hoping to use the extra time to get ahead in some of my DT commitments. Before I sat down to work on those though I wanted to create a layout for a challenge, so turned to my trusty favourite Once Upon A... Sketch. The journaling prompt for this month was to focus on a number. I have used photos showing my growing belly during different weeks of pregnancy, my journaling in included in the yellow pull-out tab to the left of the photos.
The title is meant as a joke, it was one of the journal tabs in the paper range and it made me laugh as anyone who knows me would agree I am neither classy or fabulous. :) I have used the Butterfly Kisses range from Kaisercraft as I like the bright colours and thought I should squeeze in one last girly layout about me before they all become focused on my coming son.
Lots of bling and beads added to this layout, plus a little bit of black to grunge it up a bit. Can't get too carried away with the girlyness. :) Here is the sketch I worked from:
There has been quite a bit of growth since the week 21 pictures was taken. I reached 36 weeks yesterday and this is what I now look like!

Anyway, I continue on my missing to clean and purge my craft room, so have decided to give away the remains of my Butterfly Kisses collection. I think I won this collection at some stage and while this is the second layout I have created with it it's always a struggle for me to work with. Rather than hold on to it I'd love to see it go to someone who will use it. International postage costs restricts this giveaway to Australia residents only. Again, if you're interested just leave me a comment and I'll draw a winner in the coming weeks. Don't forget I'm also giving away some stamps to a good home.

Included in the pack:
Collectables (die-cut shapes) - partially used
Rub ons - as new
Layered chipboard - partially used
6.5" Paper pad - partially used (I think I've used maybe three sheets of the 24 included, all 12 of the speciality papers and 4 sheets of die cuts are still there too)
4 sheets of double sided 12" paper - partially used
3 die-cut speciality 12" single sided papers - as new
1 speciality spot varnish 12" single sided paper - as new
1 x 12" sticker sheet - as new


  1. A cheerfull layout and I love your self-irony about the title, FUN! Thanks for joining in at OUAS!

  2. It IS a great title....enjoy the short time between maternity leave & having your baby! LOOOOVE those brights that you've used on your page....& the photos look great - so important to document this time, I reckon. I never did & regret it now! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS this month.....And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

  3. You are looking wonderful exciting. Great page you created and wonderful memories to look back on. Please don't put my name in the hat....I just wanted to say hi and great page.

  4. I love that you are keeping track of your pregnancy. Love the play on words for the title and I am sure you are classy and fabulous. The photos surely are. Enjoy your maternity leave it is over before you know it. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month. :D

  5. You're looking AWESOME Lauren, an exciting time for you both!!! I think it is great that you have been taking photos as your little one grows, you will all treasure them and the memories!!! That being said, you have created a FUN & FABULOUS layout - the colours are perfect for the pics, LOVE the POP of black and swirls of pearls :)
    I am visiting from the Couture Creations Blog where I get to enjoy your creations. Kaisercraft is a great Aussie brand, I really enjoy using their papers and it would fun to have the chance to win some of your Butterfly Kisses - THANK YOU for being so generous with your giveaway!!!

  6. wow Lauren, what a way to document one of the most beautiful part of your life! Pregnancy can such a wonderful and horrible time for us, and it makes for a great story to tell the kids next time. Hoping you have a safe delivery and enjoy parenthood with all it's ups and downs. Anyway, this is a fabulously fun page with a lot of dimension. Love the colours you've used!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon a Sketch!


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