Thursday, February 26, 2009

You know it's a good week when... get to announce TWO winners at the same time!! First off, take a look at all of these lovely layouts submitted for our "Framed In" prompt--this one really seemed to inspire people, we like that around here :)

Our favorite (and boy was it hard to choose just ONE), and the winner of these adorable goodies from Every Jot and Title is................

"Always Stay Close" by Lorealle (check out her SiS portfolio--good schtuff!)

And, last but certainly not least-est, the winner of our BONUS v-day prompt, who gets to take home a lovely print from Blue Tree Art Gallery artist Leah Piken Kolidas...

"love letter to myself" by Nellie (go leave her some love at her blog!)

My favorite part of this challenge...? All of the different interpretations of the prompt--LOVE the variety of LOVE LETTERS our creative participants came up with (check out the slideshow of all the awesome submissions in this post)!

Stay Tuned--later today we have a new prompt, that I am sure you'll find sew cool--and a guest designer who we've been keeping a juicy secret! Ooopsie, did I give too much away?'ll have to check back and see!

p.s. winners, please email us at to claim your prizes!

"Love Letters" Layouts

You still have a few more days to get us your "Love Letters" submissions--believe me, you do NOT want to miss out on the fabulous prize from artist Leah Piken Kolidas!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Bonus Prompt: Love Letters

We couldn't just let Valentine's day go without a little celebration from us. So in honor of the day we decided to have a special Valentine's prompt! What's the theme? Why LOVE LETTERS of course! What does it mean? That's up to you! Show us your Valentine's layouts featuring your interpretation of love letters, in this thread by March 1st and you could claim this incredible, and generious prize from:

Blue Tree Art Gallery, Leah Piken Kolidas' etsy shop, is this prompt's sponsor! A collage artist, blogger and all-around creative cat, Leah has graciously donated a print (winner's choice) from her Subway Stories series of paintings, "When I was riding on the subway in Boston, I would see people in other subway cars passing by and I couldn't help but wonder about their lives and their stories. I made this series with collages of phone numbers, subway maps and train schedules, I paint the scene over that, and then within the figures I write in what they are thinking about."

Leah also hosts a challenge called Creative Every Day, and this month's theme is words--a perfect match for what we're focused on here at the Creative Type!

Thanks Leah!! Check back on March 2nd for the winner of this prompt, as well as our "Framed-In" challenge (yep, we're giving you an extra week on that one!). Of course, we'll have the next challenge go up and quite possibly the coolest person ever for our guest designer. Here's our take!






See ya soon!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Prompt #11 "Framed in"

This next prompt is all about framing in your image of choice with your journaling. Whatever way you choose to do it, whether you type it up, hand write it, use stamps or rub-ons, use your words to frame your picture!! And as always, work with fun new fonts, don't be type shy:)

Here is what some of the typists did!





Be sure to link up all layouts no later then Sunday, February 23rd, 2 pm Eastern time. The winner will receive a wonderful prize package sponsored by "Every Jot and Title"

And now its that time to pick a winner from our last prompt!! Once again we were thrilled to see so many people participating and so many awesome layouts. You inspire us!!!

The winner was:


Hey Mandy, congrats!! Please be sure to email me at: so that I can pass your address on to Sweet Twee Labs. Yes you have won that awesome kit, go you!!

And that's about it for now folks, now go and start working on those prompt #11 pieces!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Rockin the Retro Fonts!

Yet again, lots of awesome creativity from our participants--Winner announced soon!!!