Dec 13, 2011

LESSology Challenge #8: Creative projects of Laurel Seabrook, Linda Lapotka, Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam!


Ready to check out how the design team interpreted LESSology Challenge #8: Frame of Life? Today we get to see the creative projects of Laurel Seabrook, Linda Lapotka, Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam.

Laurel Seabrook

Hi there, Laurel here with a very quick, easy and inexpensive home decor piece for you.  I picked up this little frame at a garage sale for 10 cents!  There was only the frame no glass or backing but it worked perfectly for this little piece.  I spray painted it black then I just used some of my scrapbooking supplies to create this little Santa portrait.  I love Santa and especially this vintage, chubby little guy.  Added a bit of sparkly ribbon and done.  This took less than an hour to complete and is now sitting on a ledge in my house right where I can see it everyday.

Linda Lapotka

Hi Linda here, The challenge this week came just in time. My hubby hung this on our door to remind me to turn down the heat before I leave the house.

I needed to do something about this and I created this...

The frame is one of the dollar ones from Michael's but I got it at a garage sale for $0.10. It had some paint on it but it was easy enough to sand and paint over. Then I cut the word winter using Gypsy Wanderings and glued it to some 2008 DCWV Christmas paper. Next I cut some snowflakes using MFT Die-namics. The door is metal so I put two long magnetic strips on the back and woooolaaaa I now have a pretty reminder to turn down the heat before I leave the house.

There are so many things you can do with an old frame. I hope you will join our challenge this week.  We look forward to seeing your creations.

Take time to do something you love today,

Kirsty Vittetoe

Hi, this is Kirsty here!

I love thrift stores and I love picking up an old frame like that for a dollar. Since the frame doesn't have the glass, I added the wooden stick I bought from Michaels

next.... spray it with white paint

a little crackle paint gives an additional shabby look to that old frame


the bits and pieces of scraps on my craft table are perfect for this little banner...

I had fun altering this old frame and I hope that you can join us too!

Yvonne Yam

Hello friends! It's Yvonne here to share with you my frame of life - a gift for my friend K.

Frame of life

I covered each panel with some remnant fabric. And spray painted some doll furniture.Then added some misted chipboard frames with photos of my friend K's family.

Hope you have been inspired to alter your own frames! Please leave a comment for our awesome design team! :)


Virginia L. said...

Inspring work from the DT! Love using the frame idea!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely projects team, now I am not going to pay any old frame for more than 10 cents!!! LOL!

Dora said...

All of these are beautiful, and giving me a lot of inspiration!

mandysea said...

ooh what creatives you all are!! Love these ideas!!!

Ros said...

Terrific project!!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful ideas! Very inspiring!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww!! The team has outdone themselves!! WOW!!! These are all amazing! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Gisèle said...

ladies, wonderful projects, and all so different....thanks for the inspiration....I have 3 frames I have been meaning to alter, so here is my chance !!!

~amy~ said...

WOWZA ladies...awesome!