Thursday, June 21, 2007

Playing with the ABC'S

M E G A N


I'm having waaaaay to much fun with this! Is that possible??? I have a love affair with letters anyway. *sigh* I love large LeTTers used in home decor - wood, metal, new or shabby. Have a special interest in puncuation marks too. My favorite? the "and" sign -& - . Strange I know! LOL!!! LOVE old type writer letter keys too. And I love to be able to play around with really fun and funky fonts or digital scrapbook alphabets. Not sure why - I just do. I will someday have a wall like this that she created and posted on her blog House on Hill Road. Of course the letter of choice will be different but you get the idea.

I naturally sprung on this site when I saw it posted on Amelias blog. You can type in any word and it creates it with all these GREAT photos of letters. AND you can even change the photo by clicking on the letter until you find one that "speaks to you". Like I said WAAAAAAY to much fun! Daria also caught onto how much fun this was and posted what her name looked like here! Anyone else want to join in the fun? I'd love to check it out on your blog as well!


Speaking of letters, I have dabbled a bit with painting letters and decorating them in the past. My son's bedroom wall showcases the words, "YEEHAW" all painted in coordinating western colors and designs. I also picked up a LARGE white lower case Q at a craft store about a month ago. It was on clearance and I couldn't pass it up for the price. Such a large canvas just staring at me, begging to be "dressed up"! Now what I am going to do with a Q you ask? Just take a look!



To the average eye and quick glance it's just a small "q" - as that is the way it was packaged. BUT - I saw it in a whole different light. Just a simple turn and flip and I have 4 different letters to choose from! "q", "p", "b" and "d". Now I've got LOTS of possibilities. Could be a used as a monogram letter for my last name, thought about using it as a "b" and placing it inside a great old funky large frame in one of my bathrooms. I love frames too but that's another story for another day! I have a few more ideas floating around as options for this "letter". Now just need to decide on one and get the project done! Here's a few lettering eye candy treats for you. Love this "SEW" lettering and this blog - Say it with letters.

Do you have any FUN letters at your house or letting projects going on? OH! and if anyone knows of a place or catalog that I can get a "&" - I would appreciate it!

10 comments:

Sandi Henderson said...

Oh-you know the vinyl word phrases that have been so popular lately? I saw big single letters at the craft store the other day. About 8 inches tall..

:)
SAndi

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Vinyl letters are the craft store? seriously??????

Nic said...

sweet, sweet letters. The & symbol is called an ampersand, btw. :)

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

LOL!!! I couldn't think of that last night and was afraid I would call it the wrong thing. *blushing*

Amelia said...

I <3 Letters!!!!

Amelia

wendysworldart said...

this is super cool!!!

xoxo
Wendy

deb said...

Thanks for visiting my blog AND for linking to my site. You're the best! :) Love your designs too.. can't wait to peek a bit more.

deb said...

p.s. we can do an "&" for you. :) xo

~love said...

hi! i have an obsession with letters, too...mine name's already posted on my blog. =)
and i have the coolest letters that i sometimes used randomly on my mantal...i'll have to post them next time since i've found out so many other people have the same obsession! =)
btw--pottery barn has an ampersand!

Race Mom said...

I think most creative people are drawn to lettering. Even though they are so very practical, they can still retain their artistic souls. Like a great hat, purse or a fab pair of shoes! I have wall words in my foyer, a giant "L" on the stair case wall, and plain white wooden letters that spell out "CREATE". I may be covering them in fabric to match the studio...