Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Sketch from Sketches Creatively Yours # 18-11

Here's the great sketch #18-11 I used from Sketches Creatively Yours drawn by Ali McDonald.  It was a challenge for me to get the three photos onto this layout, probably would have been easier if the photos had been smaller!

I used the Kaisercraft Chapter One papers  and Kaisercraft Gypsy Sisters.  The blues/blacks are from the Chapter One collection and are so pretty.  You can get these at the Flying Unicorn store.  Gorgeous papers!!

And here's my LO:

Hyder is a really interesting little place.  Here's my journal:

Hyder, Alaska sits at the head of the Portland Canal and although it is in Alaska, it identifies more with Canada as Stewart, BC (pop. 700) is just across the border. Hyder has no connection to the USA, you can only get to Hyder by driving through Canada, by air or sea. It is notable for being the only place in Alaska not to use the statewide 907 area code, instead using the area code of 250 allocated for British Columbia. Tourists will also find that Hyder uses Pacific Time Zone, the common currency is Canadian (with the exception of the US Post Office, which only accepts American currency), they observe Canadian holidays, send their children to Canadian schools, and when there is trouble, the famed Canadian Mounties step in. (From Wikipedia)

We traveled to Hyder for one reason and that was for bear viewing at the US Forest Service Fish Creek Wildlife Viewing Area. We watched a brown bear and her spring cub fish for salmon in the creek. She didn’t seem to be at all disturbed by the people on the viewing platform but she did keep a watchful eye out for other bears, particularly males, as they will kill cubs so that the females will mate with them.
There’s not much in Hyder, the streets are gravel, many of the buildings are rather derelict in appearance and many are closed.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!


  1. Gorgeous Layout Maggi!!!!!

    I like your new blog design.

  2. Incredible work on this sketch, your page is gorgeous.

  3. Such a beautiful job, Maggi! xox Thanks for your work at S: CY- appreciated beyond measure!

  4. Gorgeous as always Maggi!! I love your work..always such great details and design!

  5. gorgeous Maggie, love the photos and journal section

  6. I cant wait to try this one!

  7. Maggi,
    You are an artist!

    Rita K


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