Saturday, May 1, 2010

Challenge #53: A to Z

We are all guilty of having 2362569852 packages of thickers, stickers, mini alphas, rub on's, etc. So our challenge this month to you is use up some of those letter stickers/thickers from A-Z on your project, card, altered art, canvas, anything you chose.


Be sure and comment with a link to your *newly created* project so we can see and comment on them. From all entries linked no later than 20th May 2010, 16:00hrs EST we will choose one overall winner, who will be crowned our Queen of the Crap no later than 25th May 2010.

Please welcome SOME ODD GIRL as our May Sponsor. Not only will our Queen of the Crap be able to choose 5 (yup, that is F-I-V-E) free digi stamps, but all our blog readers can shop for some super fun digi stamps and receive a whoppin' 30% off any order during the month of May by using the SYC30 code at checkout.
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This layout was made using the Seaside Cottage Kit from Noel"


I have sooooo many alpha stickers, that I could quite possibly write a short novel just using them all up....
Don't you find though that there are always some letters left over, which you find hard to use? I had quite a few alpha stickers left on a small My Minds Eye sticker sheet, so I used them all on this layout which shows me on my first day of school.


A short novel! Kim, that is too funny!!
I had fun using my alphas to create this layout documenting the challenge of cutting my three-year-old's hair. Beware when buying alphas at the dollar store - the letters in my journalling only went to "T" and so I had to create my "V" by cutting up a "K". Watch for letters that you can re purpose when your most-used letters start to run out - the other day I took a 9 and used it as a lower case g and I don't think anyone will notice!


For some reasons this didn't come to me until the last minute. I was struggling with the photo. I didn't have one. So I took the camera outside and took some self portraits and played around with the filters for a bit. Used my assorted chipboard and rub-ons and finally completed it. I hope you have a great time with this challenge, I know I did.


I have a package of pink alphabet stickers that I find difficult to use on a project, I don't know, maybe the letters are too much "old style" for me... So I decided to use them to create a background on a kraft cardstock and I love the result!
In this card, near the pink butterfly, I glued a feather that I found in my bedroom: my little cat likes to pull the feathers out of the duvet with her teeth so I think she was guilty of that!


I had so much fun creating this layout and using up the last of a sheet of alphas that I was never going to be able to finish otherwise! First I used a scrap piece of yellow embossed Doodlebug cardstock, then I started to randomly choose letters from the letter sheet and place them (overlapping style) onto the piece of card. Then when I had enough, I used my Cuttlebug die to punch out a stamp shape. I raised the alpha-squares with 3D foam dots to help them stand out a little against the other stamps.

This layout is all about my top ten songs that remind me of something significant from my life - it's for my BOM.


I feel like I really accomplished something with this layout. I used up quite a bit of old stash and tried a new technique that I've been wanting to do for awhile now.
Before I even decided on my photo or paper or embellishments, I took a piece of white cardstock, a piece of black cardstock and covered them with white and black foam thickers. This font was one of my favorites when it first came out, and although so many letters were used that I couldn't spell out a whole title with them anymore, I couldn't bear to throw them away. Once they were pieced together, I sprayed the whole background with Before Dawn Shimmerz and then Jenni B Blu here and there on the white. If I'd planned a little better, I probably would have only used the letters where they would show, but as it is, most of the letters are hidden. At least I used up 3 partial packages of letters which were just taking up space :)
I was even able to use up some wee bits I'd saved from a kit from a few years ago.

More detailed photos are up on my blog.


My friend always makes fun of me because I usually design the page and then go find the picture to go with it these challenges are always good for me because I had the idea for the tree first to use up some sticker letters ( I picked about three different types of fonts) and then just started sticking them on there to form a tree and then added the little flowers ...thanks for looking!!!!


Most of my friends live at a great distance, so I've decided that I need to send more mail. I love the idea of bringing back the art of the letter (or card) so I picked a girlfriend, and made this card, just for her. I love thicker letters, don't you?


This was a "think" challenge for me,as i am not one to wish to use my stickers at all anymore, especially in large amounts,so i did an alphabet grid,and stitched between the letter stickers,showcasing the first time my daughter wrote her name!


We are delighted to present two wonderful Guest Designers for this month to SYC - please welcome Vieve and Carly who have embraced this months' challenge. Get ready for some more eye-candy, right here - right now!

This is the cover page for Genevieve's wedding album and we love how she combined the black and white letters to create such funky dimension. Don't know about you but this makes us want to see the rest of the album too!

How absolutely adoring is this layout? We love the little touches with the different coloured words and how Carly used the number 3 instead of the letter E. Fab!


Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

My entry to the challenge is here. Love your blog.

Fern said...

Oh WOW, awesome layouts from the DT!!!!
Here's mine

Anonymous said...

好文不寂寞~支持!!!!@@a 搞錯了,這不是論壇推文 XDDD.........................

Itzuvit said...

Great challenge!
Here is my entry

StaZ said...

Am totally on this!!!

Great challenge and great examples!

Kyky said...

great challenge, I loved it! I used rub-ons with ALL the letters + symbols!

thanks again, here's my entry:

Caro said...

Wonderful work from the DT. I didn't use that many stickers but hope it still counts. My entry is here

Anonymous said...



I really love this challenge and your dt jobs too.
I always use 2-3 fonts on my pages as I never have o and e and s for all the titles. So here I used 2 fonts and even after it I used zero as o ..

Greta Adams said...

WoW!! this was definitly pure eye candy...i usually look at the DT's submissions before it rolls out but i have been so busy i didn't get a chance to until now...and i am floored....such great inspiration from everyone....

keep the submissions coming everyone!!

StaZ said...

Here's mine! Thansk for the challenge it totally got me using a package of thickers that I didn't have all the letters for this title! I improvised with a few shapes though!

Anonymous said...


Irit Shalom said...

My other new page- 4 fonts just for the title- you can never so this long title with one set- this was really challenging for me as this is a quote from Casablanca movie and I wanted it " as is"
couln't upload to my blog- blogger site doesn't like my for a few days- so I used my forum gallery this time. Hope mr. Blogger will be back for me in a few days..

Irit Shalom said...

ok- here is the new one for your challenge:
4 sets of used alphas- I had to use them all. I painted some for the right colors, cut the m for n in FUN and even altered them with stamps to fit my lo/
Here it is:

Rita said...

here my LO

Lisanna said...

hi... great challange..

this is my layout.
early I'll post a best photo of layout.
thank you

Lisanna said...

hi... great challange..

this is my layout.
early I'll post a best photo of layout.
thank you

Marcie S. said...

Here's my link to my newly created card...I know it's on Splitcoast and some of you might not be able to comment, but take a look anyway! I don't need to be entered the in the draw as I am a design team member for Some Odd Girl- but I wanted to play along anyway! :)

Enri said...

My first time here, I'm so excited ^_^
Here's my page:

I hope it's not too late to join!

Peg said...

I'm totally in lurve with Kristin's tree, what a brilliant idea!

Here's my page for this challenge
Thanks for another great challenge!

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