Thursday, February 28, 2008

*up for a challenge?*

I'm not especially thrilled with my handwriting. It's not very neat; it's definitely not uniform; and it rarely comes out the way I want it to. And let's face it... A Muse has so many original and fabulously cute handwritten sentiments that a stamper really doesn't *need* to use their own handwriting! But sometimes it's fun to try something different... to step out of your comfort zone. Are you up for a challenge? How about handwriting your sentiment instead of stamping it? If you'd like to play along, be sure to post a comment with a link to your card. I'd love to see what you create! And I know some of you stampers have way better handwriting than I do!
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Notecards and papers by A Muse. Images by Elzybells. Marvy punches. Brilliance graphite black pigment ink. Copic markers, multiliner pen, and Spica glitter pens. Stampin' Up sanding block.

16 comments:

jenstamps said...

Becky this is adorable!!! What a great new use for this stamp! TFS!!!

CraftyEngineer said...

This is such a great idea. I often forget that I can "just" handwrite on my card! Love this card, too and your penmanship is beautiful!

Rhiannon said...
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Rhiannon said...

I have to agree with Geeta, your penmanship is GREAT! Here is what I came up with for you challenge, and boy was it a challenge :) I had fun though!! Thanks so much!
http://www.ringslikeabell.com/2008/02/28/my-very-own-handwriting/

Pamela S. Wade said...

I always think your handwriting is wonderful Becky! And your card is just the cutest! Here's a link to a card I did today and used my own handwriting...I wanted a different look for the letters that I didn't have a font for! http://www.fleurdelispizza.com/cardmaking/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=3549 ~~Pam

Pamela said...

You're handwriting is very well done! Any parent of twins would LOVE to get a card as cute as this one!

tami said...

becky
your cards are awesome and your handwriting is NOT too shabby.

Every card you make is great. I will think about this challenge and see what I can come up with.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I always enlarge the card first and then read about it afterwards. I was trying to figure out where you got the sentiments! I think that your handwriting is beautiful.

Tobey Shepherd said...

HI Becky! Love your card...check out my blog, I did one too!!

http://www.scrapthosememories.blogspot.com

lexi said...

awesome card, becky and your handwriting, too! i write my own sentiments here and there and sometimes my writing is better than others--here's one for your challenge...

http://confetti.typepad.com/confetti/2008/02/happy-leap-day.html

:) lexi

Pat said...

Great Job! I say, forget the stamps and just write sentiments out! PKBB

dbdesigns said...

This is absolutely adorable! I think the handwriting is perfect, it looks great!

Elena said...

Here is a link to my challenge:

http://thestampingshac.blogspot.com/2008/03/fun-and-challenging-stamping.html

Jennie M said...

This is SO cute!! I love these images for a baby card. I will have to try to handwrite a sentiment, I always forget about doing that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

I finally got mine posted! Great idea for a challenge!

http://onelittlespark.typepad.com/one_little_spark/2008/03/post-1.html

Amanda said...

I finally had time to do your challenge! I love the name of your blog! "Pokie Dokie's" as they are called at my house are my favorite!

http://yellowmakesmehappy.typepad.com/yellow_makes_me_happy/2008/03/two-challenges.html