Saturday, January 31, 2009

Suprise! It has been hard to keep this a secret but now we can finally say ....some of the Typists were featured on February PageMaps! What is PageMaps you say? Well, how do I describe it? Basically it is the creation of Becky Fleck each month she features a new series of sketches she has created and examples submitted by fellow scrappers. Her sketches make it so easy and fun to scrap! We were so excited when she asked the Typists to contribute to February's PageMaps!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Julie Kirk:)

Well its that time again, time to see what our Guest designer has got in store for us. So this time it was Retro type, and well I just have to say, I absolutely love what Julie has come up with. She was our first winner here on The Creative Type, and then we all agreed that since her stuff was just so awesome, we would need to have her as one of our guest designers. And well here ya go! Oh and be sure to visit her blog, you will be in awe and highly inspired by what she creates.

"Hello all. I’m Julie and I’m fairly quiet; generally friendly; usually doing or thinking three things at once; obsessed with paper; always scribbling in a notebook … but mostly, right now, I’m really very happy to be here.

Apart from arty-crafty-ness one of my life long passions has been writing and reading and somewhere along the line that grew into a love of type; fonts; hand-drawn letters; alpha-stickers; Dymo machines etc etc …I’m sure you understand!

The ‘retro’ prompt made me think of recreating something
from either the 1950s or the 1980s as the styles of these two decades frequently influence my work...but I decided to try something different.

On a recent browse around [oh, come on, you do it too! I know I can’t be the only one who spends time cruising for new ‘types’ on there] I’d discovered some fabulous late 19th Century inspired fonts such as ‘Barnum & Bailey’, ‘Romantiques’ and ‘Cast Iron’ which are so evocative of old fairground rides and travelling shows that I fell entirely in love. So I went really retro. About 121 years retro in fact.

I painted my initial [in the style of the ‘JF Ringmaster’ type] on to the cover of a hardback novel published in 1888 which cost me the grand
sum of 30p [45c] from a second-hand book shop. I bought it a few months ago with the intention of eventually turning it into a journal … and now that I have my monogrammed front cover in place I think I’ll get on with it! And while I’m doing that, I’m going to sit back, get comfortable and wait to see how you all interpret ‘retro’. Over to you!"

*Julie hand painted her intial on an antique book*

I just loved how beautiful she hand painted that J, it came out stunning. Thank you Julie!!!

I forgot to mention yesterday that not only are you playing for the great kit from Sweet Twee, but from now on, each winner will receive a guest designer spot starting with our 13th prompt.

So you will win a prize and you will be a guest Typist. Sounds like fun, heh??

Monday, January 26, 2009

Taking it back.

For prompt 10, we are taking it Retro. Choose a font from whatever era it may be that you dig and create with it. Make it bold, make it colorful, make it anyway you want, but be sure to use the retro font that you chose. This time you are playing for the February Sweet Twee Lab Kit "Crush"

She has some fabulous kits and other scrapping goodies, so be sure to check out her Etsy shop for more!!! And also be sure to visit her blog, its just filled to the brim with inspiration, Thank you Sweet Twee!!!

Now its that time again to share the Typist's retro faves:








And if that's not enough, our very sweet Savirti has supplied you guys with some retro font links:

Free Retro Fonts

Font Diner

Be sure to link up all of your pieces(in this comment section) by Sunday, February 8th 12pm
Eastern time.

Now go and create!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

And the winner is.................

We have a winner for Prompt #9, but before I announce it, I want to thank everyone for playing along with us this time around. We received a huge amounts of entries and we hope to see that all throughout 2009.......................that's my New Years Goal:) Everyone did wonderful work, and this time was especially hard to pick a winner. As always, the Typists all voted via a poll and the polls are now closed.

And the winner is..................Cassie!!!!

Hey Cassie, please email me at with your mailing address so that Elise can send you out those prints!!!

AND thank you once again for participating!!!

Oh and be sure to stop in tomorrow for an all new prompt and a great prize to boot:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wow, we're overwhelmed!

The FABULOUS entries so far...

keep 'em coming--you have until Sunday the 25th!
updated 1/24 8:30 am

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Don't forget the numbers

Pam here:
I just love this ides for a perpetual calendar I found on Photojojo.
Grab your camera, photograph any interesting numbers you see, until you have the numbers 1-31. (or you can cheat a little and look for number photos on Flickr!) Then print off to make this calendar. I think it would be great to use magnets on the back and use a magnetic board for the calendar- or even your fridge! It would certainly cheer me up to have a calendar like this!

Meanwhile don't forget to post a link to your entry to our current prompt about resolutions.
Thanks to all of you who have linked your work so far. It is going to be the toughest choice yet.

The entries ROCK!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Please welcome our first Guest Designer of 2009!

Well hello 2009 and hello to our 9Th guest designer here at The Creative Type. We definitely have one creative girl to help bring you some inspiration while working on your take of Prompt #9. I will just let her speak for herself, because she already knows how much I love her!

"Hi I am Cynthia. I live in Minnesota, married to Ahmed and am 34. You can usually find me on my blog technicolor postcards writing about my random objects of affection or whatever strikes my life's fancy. My first love is writing and that is what brought me to this making pages thing:) where else can i combine my passion for design, history, fashion and documenting on paper like this? It has helped me rediscover my love for collage and a use for my huge stash of old postcards and life magazines. I also love wearing red lipstick almost everyday ,listening to my ipod every chance I get and using my sunglasses as a headband more often than I care to admit:) In scrap booking I am a creature of habit. I never become tired of simple, but I do like to experiment. But always go back to what comes natural. Packing tape transfer, Thickers, typewriter fonts, paint, pictures with white trim or have that cross processed look and Polaroids. Imperfection is perfection for me. Thank you Creative Type for letting me visit, I am so grateful. Happy New Year."

No, thank you Cynthia. Your take on prompt #9 was just awesome! Be sure to visit Cynthia's blog and leave some love!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

And so it begins...........................AGAIN!

Yes that's right, we are back, ready for round two! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season(whichever holiday it was you celebrated, or perhaps didn't celebrate) If you had taken a break from creating or were a busy bee during The Creative Type vacation, GET ready to get back into action!! We have some great sponsors and equally wonderful Guest Designers. And I would also like to think that we have some fun, get ya going prompts(at least I hope)
I would also like to announce something new that we are going to be trying out from here on out. With each prompt as you all know we gather together and vote on a winner, which by the way is a very hard thing to do in deed! Well, not only will that winner get an awesome prize from one of our sponsors, but they will now go on to Guest Design for the next prompt. So without further a do, I present to you prompt #9 "Resolutions" What could be a better way to start 2009 off with on The Creative Type then with a piece inspired by your New Year resolutions?? And of course, those New Years resolutions written in some very interesting, fun font styles. Well there you go, that's your mission, now hop to it:) Oh my goodness I am forgetting a very important piece of information. The winner for prompt #9 will take home these very one of a kind prints(5 of them to be exact) created by one talented letter press artist Elise. Be sure to go and browse her shop and see all of the goodness that she makes!!! Thank you Elise!
Please have all layouts linked up to this comment section by Sunday, January 25th 9pm Eastern Time for your
chance to win.
Now lets take a look at what the Typists came up with!













Be sure to stop back in tomorrow to see our wonderful Guest Designer, the first for 2009!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Please welcome a new Typist!

Before we resume on Monday, I thought it only important to first welcome a new Typist. We have said goodbye to Elise, Cara, Danyeela, Wendy and Zina. But now we say hello to Lisa, we look forward to having you with us on The Creative Type!!!

See you all on Monday!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

We are coming back shortly!

Join us here on Monday, January 12th for an all new prompt. We look forward to a new year of Type inspired fun!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

We put a link to the rules over in the
<----sidebar as well, in case you forget!
And remember, for the current prompt, click on the link over there---->

We've had lots of questions recently about how to play along here at the Creative Type, so here are the details: