Saturday, November 13, 2010

Letter Stash Challenge That I won

Last week Debby over at Let's Scrap had a great challenge.  Here is what she had to say about it.

     How many sheets of letter stickers do you have lying around that you don't use anymore simply because you're out of the 'a', 'y' or 'e'? I know have quite a few.

     This my my challenge: Try to use the left overs and see if you can make it into the letter you need. The 'w' most of the times can be used as a 'm', simply turn it upside down. The 'u' can be a 'n', the 'q' a 'b', a 'p' becomes a 'd' (only lower case). The upper case 'Q' can be easily transformed into an 'O' by cutting of those little extensions. An 'i' can be made out of almost any letter. The 'y' can be made out of a 'x', just cut the right bottom leg of.
     By looking at your letters you can probably see some more possibilities.  Besides that you can also combine different types of stickers in a title, or use one uppercase letter when you're out of lower case. You can also replace missing letters by stamps or die-cut letters. My challenge for you: Try to make a layout based on a Let's Scrap sketch with the tips I gave you.

     At first I had a bit of trouble coming up with how I would do the challenge.  I don't tend to use very many sticker letters.  I prefer to use my cricut to cut the titles out or my computer to print them.  But I wanted to do the challenge.  I picked the title Fall Fun for my layout and then started going through my letters to find ones that I could change.  I used E's for the F's by cutting off the bottom stem and then cutting the ball off of that and re-attaching to the bottom of the F.  The L's were made from upside down T's with one stem cut off and the N is a Z turned sideways.  It was fun playing around with the letters to turn them into other ones.

Here is my layout



    The pictures are of my brother Jim and his beautiful family. There were 6 kids in my family 5 girls and 1 boy.  As my only brother he has a very special place in my heart.  I left the journalling box empty but will add their names before I put it in my album. 
     Today I found out that my name had been drawn for the challenge and Debby is sending me some Fall Stamps.  I was so excited to have won a prize and can't wait until they arrive so I can play around with the stamps on some other fall layouts I want to do.  It may take a bit of time for it to arrive though.  Debby is in The Netherlands and I am here in Canada so the stamps have quite a distance to travel.
     I hope all of you are having a fantatic weekend and Happy Scrapping.

7 Comments:

At November 14, 2010 at 3:17 AM , Blogger Debby said...

Wooohoooo girl, I am so glad you won! You package is right beside me waiting ot get postal on Monday. I love the LO.........

Have a great Sunday!

 
At November 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Bettyann said...

Congrats on winning this challenge. \love the choice of colours for the letters and desisgn extras match so smoothly...

 
At November 14, 2010 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Caro said...

Congrats! Have fun playing with those stamps!

 
At November 15, 2010 at 6:35 PM , Blogger Chelsea said...

The beautiful fall colors on this layout is gorgeous. The sun flowers are adorable and as always, gorgeous photos.
Love,
Chelsea

 
At November 16, 2010 at 7:38 PM , Blogger Sabrina said...

Congratulations, dear friend!! Beautiful photos and colors! Great page!! :D

 
At November 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Denise said...

Yay, so glad you won!!! Love how you got so many old abc's used on your layout.

 
At November 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM , Blogger sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

CONGRATULATIONS... that was such a fun layout too...

 

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