Apr 14, 2014

LESSology Challenge #34: Laundry Day winners!


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A big thank you to those who took time to partake in LESSology Challenge #34: Laundry Day. We loved seeing how creative you got with clothespins...and it was sooooooo hard to pick a winner. But the design team voted and the winner is  [drumroll...]


Tanvi made this gorgeous gift box out of a Pringles can! Congratulations Tanvi, you are the winner of LESSology Challenge #34: Laundry Day! Please email us with your contact details so that we can send you your RAK! :)

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And now for out Top 3...







Congrats Jaya, Kim and Priyanka! [Please grab the Top 3 badge from the sidebar!]

Don't forget to play along with our current challenge - LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe! :)

Apr 11, 2014

LESSology Challenge #35: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Our last inspiration for the week is from design team member Lizzy Hill. Shall we see how she rocked LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe

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Hey there! Tags! What a LOVELY challenge.....this month I've done a layout. It was a bit of a giggle, as I often buy my step grand girls clothes from Target on sale. Great price, good quality stuff. Take a peek at my journaling to see my 'Opps!':


They're such GREAT kids. Whew! So, they sent me some pics wearing their same-sames. Which I had to scrap, since I'm this:


But what about the TAGS you're asking...well, how's about these ones....how LUCKY was I with 'em?


They're my recycled element, plus some crocheted doily that I cut up, then soaked in ink to create a lovely popping pink - here's a closer look at one amongst the cluster:


I've also used an old pink index card, which is peeping out from behind the 'remember' tag...so here's my whole page:


And you might have a giggle at the below! I ALWAYS need to do this!!!


Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Apr 10, 2014

LESSology Challenge #35: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Hope you have been inspired by the design team projects featuring the use of tags so far. Why not check out how design team member Mitra Pratt was inspired by LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe?

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I had a nearly trashed plastic gold frame that was begging for an overhaul! I still wanted to display photos but in an easier way to change them up.


It was also slightly warped due to it's age and being in the sun at the last house. So, it was needing a change & a bit of a disguise in the form of hand rolled flowers!

























Here is what I started with! Patti wanted you to see how sorry that frame looked....she was quite embarrassed with all the really old photos!

I removed the glass, ditched most of the old photos, and hot glued in the black backing. You can also see the old vintage lace that I modged podged in.

The black background was also spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist giving it a bit of a shimmer. Also spritzed the lace just a bit with mists and used gold shimmer modge podge.

One of my favorite parts of this whole project was adding a lovely JOY tag gifted to me from Helen over at Scrap Addict. It goes along nicely with our newest challenge here at LESSology to use a tag or tags on your project.

I actually have used quite a few tags on this piece. I had some that were over ten years old!











If you look behind the school photos, you'll see the edge of a tag that says "report card" that was used with a die cutting machine and cut along with other scraps in a scallop. I am using those as place holders for my photos with my dyed clothes pins. I downloaded a digital image from Etsy called Faded Roses that really helped pull those scallops together. 



Here is my new recently old frame on display in our bedroom! The rolled roses & black background go along with my other frames. I hope you'll play along with us this month here at LESSology!

Apr 9, 2014

LESSology Challenge #35: Creative inspiration of Julie Tucker-Wolek

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Ready for another round of tagilicious inspiration for LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe? Let's check out the sweet inspiration from design team member Julie Tucker-Wolek!

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Hi everyone! Julie with you here today sharing my take on our challenge Tic TAG Toe!! :) 

I had so much fun with my project! :) 

My brother gave me this print/frame awhile ago, as he no longer wanted it -- a friend of his painted the horse over 20 years ago :) 




I took the print out and then painted the frame Pink.  I still wanted the antique look -- so I did a "spotty" paint look! :) 




And here is what I made with it! :) 

















Can't wait to see what you create! ~~Julie :) 


Apr 8, 2014

LESSology Challenge #35: Creative inspiration of Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam

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Have you started working on your tags for LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe? How about a little creative inspiration to get those creative juices flowing? Let's check out design team members Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam's inspiration for this challenge.


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Hello all, it's Kirsty here with my project for Tic TAG Toe
I am a big TAG fan and keep all sorts of TAG, TAG from jeans, TAG from clothes... here's one from my husband' new shirt


a little bit of work  fun later......


this TAG is ready to go on my page....



Come play along with us!


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Hey there friends! It's Yvonne here to share my inspiration for LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe


I love using clothing tags as embellishments for my mixed media canvas. Particularly those sturdy chipboard ones. Can you spot my clothing tag?


I used it as a "signage" for my scene! You can't see from the photo but there are some pretty flourishes printed on it...and the back says "Elle MacPherson Intimates"...*winks*  I just created a hole on the other end of the tag and added brads. 



Apr 7, 2014

LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe


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Hello there friends! Ready for our next challenge? We want to see you get creative with tags! Yep, you could make a tag from your scraps OR beautify a clothing tag...the possibilities are endless for LESSology Challenge #35: Tic Tag Toe! :)

Remember, you can create any project you like as long as it includes at least ONE upcycled item. Please mention what this item is as it may not be apparent in your post. 

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Our sponsor this month is Creative EmbellishmentsCreative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. 

"We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments."

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Here are some sneak peeks from the design team! :)

Ready to play along? Please link your newly created projects featuring the use of a tag via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by Sunday May 4, 11.55pm EST.

Mar 10, 2014

LESSology Challenge #33: Happy Mail Day winners!


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Thank you to those who took time to play along with LESSology Challenge #33: Happy Mail Day! We really enjoyed checking out your creative uses of envelopes. The winner is....


Jasleen made this utility wall hanging out of envelopes! Congratulations Jasleen, you are the winner of LESSology Challenge #33: Happy Mail Day! Please email your mailing address so that we can send you your RAK!


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And now for our Top 3...




Congratulations Kelly Rupa and Sindhu! 

Don't forget to play along with LESSology Challenge #34: Laundry Day! :)