Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rocky Mtn High - new sketch at Sketches: Creatively Yours

This was a quick and easy page and I used Ali's great sketch 06-11 from Sketches: Creatively Yours.  The floral pp from GCD STudios Artsy Urban collection just matched so nicely with this sketch that all I did was fussy cut the interior of the page out, added another paper behind the floral, some journaling, a title, some Prima flowers, lace, and bam!  All done!

I diecut the letters using the Alterations die, Vintage Market.   I struggle with titles, I'll find some letters I want to use from my stash and of course, there aren't enough vowels to make the title, nothing else "goes with" the chosen font...this drives me crazy.  And I hate cranking up the Cricket in the middle of a project - I don't know why, that's just me.  SO to solve this problem, one day I got out a pack of border cardstock I bot years ago and I diecut a lot of letters!!  The precut borders are just the right width for the Alterations Vintage Market die.  I also had puchased a plastic divided storage container that had 32 little compartments, just perfect for sorting my letters!   Mostly I cut the letters in common colors like black, brown, beige, greens, white (easy to change the color of these!) etc.  Now when I need letters, I just reach for my box and this  works well for me.  Cuts out a layer of frustration, KWIM?

Thanks for your visit!!


  1. great idea - precutting the alphies and storing them for future use. Thanks for the tip!! love the lo - your "quick and easy" creation is very beautiful. doesn't look so quick and easy to me. again thanks for sharing, i feel quite inspired this a.m.

  2. Beautiful layout Maggi!!! It doesn't look quick and easy to me. Thanks for the tip on the letters.

  3. Beautiful LO and great tip about the letters. I need to do that with some basic flower shapes!

  4. Great idea to make things ahead of time...IKWYM, I hate getting the cricket going when I have been working on my project for awhile and just want to finish! LOL

  5. I really like this idea of cutting the alphas ahead of time. I also struggle with titles. Thank you for the chanch to win some really pretty papers.

    Sandy Duley

  6. Very awesome LO, I LOVE the rich colours you chose!

    TY for using the Sketch to create something that, once again, is **So Beautiful**!

    That title rocks, IMHO, WTG Maggi! I luv all the pics of your travels...

  7. This is gorgeous! I love those flowers and how you worked the sketch. Great job!


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