Sunday, May 31, 2009

Prompt 18: Altered Alphas

Welcome to Altered Alphas!!! You know here we're easy-peasy so I'll keep it short and sweet. Your challenge [should you choose to accept] is to get those alphas out, and freak 'em out: beat 'em, paint, poke 'em, glitter them - the only rule is to have FUN, and link us up!!!

I'd like to welcome our SUPER fabulous and creative guest designer: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!!! This is one seriously talented girlie, and she doesn't limit herself to just scrapbooking. Seriously, if you haven't checked out her blog before, go there now--and be prepared for all sorts of crazy inspiration!!

Hi! I'm Julie. I go by "milk can" on most message boards. I tend to focus on the every day with pages that lean towards heavy journaling and lots of paint! I love art that looks handmade - lots of tearing and inking and handwriting and hand cutting. I'm also a technique and tool junkie, always trying to find a way to push my supplies further and see all the possibilities. Thanks for inviting me! This was tons of fun!

She was the perfect person to guest design for this prompt: check out this gorgeous piece of ART:
I bet you wanna know what the prize is for Prompt 18?! It's a kit from my class "Fun with Letters" (valued at $20.00) which was the inspiration behind this Prompt!

You'll get all kinds of supplies like paint, Pixie Stix glitter, Sharpie markers, duct tape, felt etc. to play, play, play with Hiedi Swapp chipboard letters! In this kit are instructions to make the following layouts. All of the letters are from the SAME package but altered in different ways.

But you don't have to create these layouts - you can create whatever you want! We would LOVE to see what the winner of this Prompt does with this prize!

Happy Scrapping!


And here are the typists takes...







Yeah, the girls pretty much totally rock!! Thanks ladies!! Now, with my delight I announce Jenneke as the winner of the last prompt with "100" - which we adored!!! Shoot us an email at with your info and we'll pass it along to Angie! It was, and is always tough to pick just one - especially this last challenge - keep 'em coming we LOVE every submission we get - you guys inspire us!! Thanks!!

You know the us up here by Sunday the 14th! Can't wait to see what's next!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


um....WOW!! these pages are fantastic. we are so honored that you've all participated. there were so many different interpretations on the challenge, which we love to see.
take a look at all your pages and check back tomorrow for the winner of the amazing Angie Delaire goodies and a new prompt! See ya tomorrow!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's a Numbers Game

Hey everyone!!! Welcome to our 17th prompt! (eeek!) This time around we challenge you (don't be chicken!) to dust off those oft un-loved numbers and put 'em all over your awesome pages. Can't be easier than that right? We typists LOVE our loyal players and we can't wait to see what you all come up with!

We have an amazing sponsor hangin' with us too. (pinch me) Angie Delaire agreed to sponsor us (looove her!) and shower the lucky winner with some FAB goodies from her line of stamps, tags, and chipboard. Check out what ya get....

Movie night

Mr Toasty and Miss Mushie

And the cutest chipboard I've ever (I mean EVER) seen

Thanks Angie!!!!

I'm super excited to share our latest fabulous guest designer: Jenny Chesnick!! You may know her as Mrs. Chez, and you're sure to recognize her clean, graphic style infused with humor!So a little ditty about Chezzo, Chezburger or Chezolicous as some folks like to call me! My name is actually Jen (yes I have a real name!) I am a California native who has been transplanted to the east, Maryland currently. I began scrappin about 3 years ago. I am a complete addict. I love to create and get a bit grouchy when I don't have the time! I like clean and well placed layouts. I don't really do grunge or vintage. I call that dirty scrappin! I'm a online junkie and a facebook obsessor. I currently run the Design Team for Thanks to the girls here for having me, I enjoyed this prompt! -
Thanks for joining us, Chez! Here's how she rocked it...

And here are the TYPISTS takes:

Jen {who just turned 32 years young on the 18th!!!}






and lovely lou

Great job ladies!!!

So if you're game link us up here with your layouts by Sunday May 31st!! Can't wait to see what amazing things y'all come up with this time!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009



Luckily, our winner doesn't get that, but instead some kickass goodies from
Stephanie Wheeler:

Check out all the groovy takes on this prompt:

And the typists were unanimous...this week's winner is...
Congrats, Danielle! Your page is fantastico,
we're all in awe!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

prompt #16

Welcome to prompt #16. This prompt is one of the most fun ones yet! Here at The Creative Type we looooove all the fonty-goodness out there in the world but let's face it, there's nothing quite like our own handwriting..... So for kicks and giggles this week we're all about our 'own font'.

The challenge is easy:
add a bunch of your own handwriting to your layout - make it stand-out, front and center! complete a fun handwriting analysis and let us know what your handwriting says about YOU!

Here are some great links that Judean found:

or the one below that came from REAL SIMPLE that was the catalyst for this prompt (click to enlarge and print)...

link us up in here by the 17th to win a 20 dollar gift certificate from the fantabulous Stephanie Wheeler @ The Living Room Floor

and YOU could be the proud owner (and lucky duck) of something like this.....

pretty sweet huh? Thanks Steph!!

Now onto our guest this week. Say 'hey' to Amy Cutler!!!! I adore Amy because she's 100% genuine, and real, and edgy, and sweet all rolled into one - plus she's got a style like no other. Check it out....
i'm amy, 33, from central pa...i've been married to my husband, joe, for 13 years...we have two awesome kids, joey and jade...i'm a country girl and i love to go barefoot...i love sarcasm...i'm an obsessed scrapbooker...stamp lover...and patterned paper freak...i laugh at inappropriate times...i love to create self to scrap real and to inspire my children...i want them to know who i was and who i am...the good and the bad...i currently design for dreamgirls and guttergirlz...
Thanks so much Amy it's great to have ya with us!!!!!!! And who could forget the Typists? They rocked it as usual too....






Thanks a million for your patience about the delay everyone (and Typists!!!) - we CAN'T WAIT to see what you guys come up with for this one!!