Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Badge No. 1

Hello Friends! Here is, yet another layout (four more pics to go) for my friends Memorial Album of her late husband Daryl, (aka Virge).  The series of photos shown in this double layout were taken at McFly's Photography Studio in Tombstone, AZ. The former owner acquired the original badge, in mint condition, I may add, that belonged to Marshal Fred White.  He was the first Marshal in Tombstone Territory and was fatally wounded by Curly Bill Brocious, one of the Cowboys that was involved in the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral.  This was a momentous moment for our Virge as the only other person other than Fred White that had ever worn this badge was none other than the real Virgil Earp!  I'll never forget this moment, watching his face as they pinned that badge on his lapel...I thought I saw a tear about to come out of his eye!  The photography studio took some great shots of him wearing it, along with great shots of My husband (aka Morgan Earp) and John (aka Wyatt Earp) proudly standing next to him with their hands on his shoulder, as well as his wife, Barbara (aka Allie Earp).  I also included a closeup of the badge, which is pure silver and not to be touched with bare hands! Thanks for looking!

Layout Info:  Paper: K and Company, Tim Holtz, Bazzil Basics. Ink: Ranger Industries Tim Holtz Distress Line. Paint: Ranger Industries Adirondak paints, Stickles, and Rock Candy Distress. Glue: Glossy Accents, Recollections. Grunge letters: Tim Holtz Ideology. Sizzix Products: Tim Holtz Embossing folder and Sizzix Die cut in Vine. Photo corners: Recollections. Tissue tape, metal numerals, lettering: Tim Holtz Ideology products.


  1. This is a wonderful story behind this great layout. This album will be so cherished by your friend. Such a beautiful thing you are doing.......

  2. Michelle, this is a wonderful tribute to your friend. Beautiful job on all your layouts!
    I don't know what your user name is over at SOD to help you over there.
    You need to make sure your photos are 500x500 or less to post in the gallery. You may need to resize them then try uploading again.
    PM me over there if you need help.