23 September 2014


I'm getting much better at including myself in my scrapbook layouts; this is another one.  I used sketch #130 from Sketches in Thyme:

I'm submitting my layout at Berry 71 Bleu, where the challenge this month is Things we love.  I hope I'm not too far off the mark here.  I didn't scrap about how much I love beautiful teapots, or anything with red/white polka dots, or exploring secondhand bookshops to find a special treasure, or magical ocean views, or pretty scrapbooking papers {and all of these are true}.  My page is not pretty or romantic or whimsical.  It's linear, basic and pragmatic, and probably a bit too bold with patterns that clash.  But I still like it :)  Community involvement is very important to me, and for the past few years I have been actively involved in my local rural fire brigade.  My journalling reads (in part):  I have been a volunteer firefighter since 2012 and I love everything about it.

Other challenges:
* I used four colours from Kelly's colour challenge for Scrappy Friends - I love the way the colours work together.
* I used chevrons for Scrapbook Fantasies Weekly Challenge #38/2014

WRMK Fiesta - Hola patterned paper
WRMK Fiesta - Nuevo patterned paper
My Memories Chevron - Gold patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers - Roller Rink glitter alphabets
A2Z Scraplets Cog Set 3 chipboard shapes
DewDrop Brilliance - Pearlescent Poppy ink
Fabric {old fire overalls}
Washers {acquired from my husband's workshop}

Thank you for visiting my blog.

5/10/2014 edit to add:  My layout was featured in the Top 3 at Sketches in Thyme:


  1. I love your layout- the colours and layering is awesome- great details all around!
    Thanks for joining in at Sketches in Thyme!

  2. Ohhh really love this bright cheerful layout! Like how you doodled the scallops on the corners. Perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!! :)

  3. I really like that you used two photos in place of the one on the sketch!

  4. Love this! I think I need to start using Thickers myself more .. this is awesome!

  5. Wonderful bright, bold colors! Great patterns and layers! Super fun page and thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

  6. I really like the use of cloth and gears. They are both really perfect for this photo. Excellent work. Eli x SIT

  7. Your page is perfect and the bright colours and angles are super! Love the gears and photo's...Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  8. So bright and so colorful! Such lovely page!!Thank you for joining our challenge at berry71bleu!

  9. I love your bold design & use of bright colors. Also what a great take on the challenge! Very creative & I admire your passion to be a volunteer firefighter. Thanks for playing with us at Berry71Bleu!

  10. Super cute page! I love the fabric and the doodles! Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge! :)

  11. Such a fun bright page! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71bleu!

  12. Love that yellow fabric!! It is so good to see our sketch inspired you to create a layout about you!!!! Thank you for joining us this month at Sketches in Thyme!
    Happy Scrapping,
    Kim xXx


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