29 June 2014

Karen and the boys

This week at Lasting Memories we have a sketch challenge, and just for something different, it's a double pager:

The sketch was designed by our June sponsor, Stacey Lokovic, from Inspired to Scrap.  I changed the sketch just a smidgeon to work with my photographs:
(Click to enlarge) 

About this layout:  The "boys" and I serve as volunteer firefighters at our local rural brigade - the photographs were taken at the wedding of our First Officer last month.  Usually when we meet up we're in fire gear or old work clothes... so it was quite an occasion to be "all dressed up"!  They all looked very handsome in collared shirts and ties, and I think they were probably shocked to see me in a frock and make up ;)   (I scrapped a layout with the girls last month.)

I wanted to add flowers and butterflies to the layout, but I didn't want it to look too "girly" so I tried to strike a balance by choosing my colour scheme very carefully.  I'm happy with the teal and orange :)

I'm also submitting my layout at:
* Back Porch Memories - Alissa's patterned paper challenge - two papers from different manufacturers
* Scrap Challenge Yourself - Oh boy! 
* Southern Girls Challenge - Use punches

Basic Grey Sublime - Raspberry Blue patterned paper
Echo Park Life is Good - Brown Floral patterned paper (reverse side)
Echo Park A Walk in the Park - Flutter patterned paper (reverse side)
Prima E-line - Aqua paper flowers
Petaloo Botanica - Mini - Teal flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Deep Yellow
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch
Butterfly punch
WRMK Comstock Collection - Miracles chipboard alphabets
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Sullivans Regal Trim - magenta & silver


  1. Great layout Karen! Your flowers add a nice touch and a well balanced layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself!

  2. I love your wonderful 2-page layout! Such a great way to scrap these photos of you and "the boys!" It's perfect for this month's challenge. Thank you once again for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself!

  3. What an amazing job you do and a great layout to show it off. Thanks for joining in at Challenge YOURself :)

  4. Good looking bunch on a good looking layout! Just noticed your "Lattice" bottom strip. Lovely!! Really like how you put this all together.

  5. First, what a fantastic volunteer job! Love you LO and the colors! Great job with the sketch!

  6. Sweet layout and the colors are great together :)

  7. Hi Karen,
    My Great uncle was a fire chief. H loved it. I bet you do too:) Beautiful layout:)

  8. Great photos and lovely layout! Thanks for sharing with the Southern Girls!

  9. How great to spend a lovely evening with your co-workers, and even better when you get to dress up! Your double page looks awesome and you matched your papers beautifully with your photo's! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful page with us at Challenge Yourself. xx

  10. Great 2-pager! I dont see them very often. Love your color combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Challenge YOUrself

  11. oooo, fantastic interpretation of the sketch, love how you moved things around. Love the color combo, never tried it to.... soon!


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