Sunday, March 16, 2014

Work/Life Balance in Action

In a perfect example of the constant struggle to achieve a work/life balance, I have created one LO about my personal life and completed one off-the-page project for work.

My work recently gave all the staff members notebooks in which to record topics for discussion at our fortnightly staff meetings to further our understanding of best practice principles. My first question was of course 'Can I decorate this?', given they were all the same brightly rainbow striped books.

After a very fun session of getting inky, this is the end result of my new 'Best Practice' notebook. I love this style of mixed media as it looks you use up lots of left over bits and pieces. I used a lot of beautiful Scrapmatts chipboard on this cover: CB5002 Ornate Frame 03; CB4063 Leaf Spray 13; CB6036 Dress Forms 01; CB1204 Ribbon Banners 01; CB1121 Words 26 Best Wishes; CB1145 Flowers 09.

Here we have the first baby-related scrapbook page! In my true fashion of scrapping things late, this is the 8 week ultrasound and I am currently at 17 weeks. I'm sure I will only fall further behind from here. It feels like ages since the last time I scrapped anything, I think it might have been a full month. Morning sickness decided to ramp up rather than go away in my second trimester so it's still taking me a little while to get through everything and unfortunately keeping the house clean-ish has eaten into my craft time.

This is a Scrapmatts DT LO so have lots of lovely little chipboard pieces on it: CB1002 Flourishes 03; CB5110 Layered Owls 02; CB5107 Arrows 01; CB1189 Scrapwords 01; CB1220 Ornate Frames 22 (Feb new release).
Close up shots show off the Scrapmatts chipboard, which I have just painted in suitable colours to match the LO. The 'Oh Happy Day' tag pulls out and contains some brief journalling. Papers are from Kaisercraft.


  1. Lovely Lauren I especially like the notebook cover tfs

  2. Congratulations Lauren and what a wonderful way to preserve your ultrasound pictures :) I'm sure everyone at work will be admiring your unique notebook!