Aug 31, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Kirsty Vittetoe! :)


Hi, I’m Kirsty Vittetoe, born and raised in Sunny Island Singapore but now a resident in United States. I began scrapbooking way back in 1992, I could not find any scrapbooking store in those days, I got all my supplies when I visited Australia, New Zealand or United States.
It all started with the love for paper, from a mom trying to preserve the precious memory for her kids to card-making, and now, I am the owner of a kit club, a full time designer, I spend my time playing with paper, designing kits for Pixie Dust Papeire, browsing through the latest catalog sent by various manufacturers….. and managing a few blogs, it is a dream job to me!!!!
You never know where you will find inspiration, for me, it can be from a cover page of Martha Stewart magazine to the basket of clothespin in my laundry room.
I am not sure that I have a particular scrapping style, all I know is I love trying new things and love challenges. I am truly honored to be part of LESSology Design Team.

Check out Kirsty's gorgeous creations! :)

Aug 30, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Laurel Seabrook! :)


Hi my name is Laurel and I am so honored and excited to have been asked to join the LESSology team.  This team is so full of talent and I can't wait to see what everyone does.  I have been fortunate in my crafting life, which, as a hobby is my daily 'release time', my time to unwind from a busy day as at Grade One teacher.  I love paper crafting (cards, scrapbooking and altering items) as well as painting (I have done a lot of decorative painting over the years) and photography.  To have been recognized for doing something that I love is so rewarding and I have been lucky to have been on and continue to be on, some amazing Design Teams as well as being published in such magazines as: CARDS, Scrapbook Trends, Paper Crafts and Canadian Scrapbooker.  I love crafting and am looking forward to this new venture.
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Take a look at Laurel's creations! :)

Aug 29, 2011

Announcing the top 3 contenders for the DT for your fave! :)


So two weeks ago, we told you that we were looking for ONE design team member in our "Win a design team spot" contest!  Thank you to all who submitted their entries! We have narrowed down the entries to the Top 3 contenders for the design team spot.......

Now we need your help. Choose your fave by voting in the poll on our sidebar and leave a comment to let us know you've done so! Voting ends 1st September, 11.30pm EST.

Aug 26, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Julie Tucker-Wolek! :)


My name is Julie Tucker-Wolek, and out in the cyber world, I am known as the SMILEY girl as I leave a lot of SMILES everywhere I visit! :):):):):):) I have been scrapbooking for almost 14 years when my son was born, but really got 'serious' about 5 years ago! :)  I don't really think I have a style, I can be clean and simple, to all over the place, I feel that my style is ever changing, and I am okay with that as I am never afraid to try new things! :):):):):):):):) Blog -

Check out some of her awesome creations! :)

Aug 25, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Mandy Dodd! :)


I’m waving from gorgeous green (though very cold) Tasmania where I live in a big old house with a big veranda that looks out over the sea with my camera-shy dh and two of my three daughters (one has just moved to the UK with her dream job) who all feature a lot in my work along with our cat, birds and garden wildlife!
My style is mostly as shabby chic - but I'll do something different every now and then. Most of all I love TEXTURE - fabrics and laces - layering and distressing, inking and PAINT! I don’t always start out with a plan – just a creative process that somehow takes form somewhere in the middle and crossing fingers it finally arrives at an end result (big smile) And goodness knows why, but…… it works!
Thank-you for inviting me to create alongside the girls on the dt who are wonderful artists I really admire!
Ready to check out Mandy's stunning creations?

Aug 24, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Tesa Broman! :)


Hi! My name is Therése but I'm usually called Tesa here on the 'net. I'm married with a great guy and we have a son who is ten. We live in a small village in Sweden in a house with a garden that is way too big (I can see the untended flower beds from my scrapbook room window and it sort of says to me that I should be doing something else. Good I have curtains). I got hooked on this scrapbooking thingie back in 2007 and never looked back. It was pretty rare in Sweden and the supplies expensive and mainstream. A lot has happended in the last couple of years.... I found red rubber and altered projects. The things one can do!!! And best of all are all the friends all over the world sharing this obsession. And now I'm super excited to start this LESSology adventure with you!!!

Have a look at some of Tesa's beautiful work! :)

Aug 23, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Lisa Saunders! :)


Hi I’m Lisa. I live in the UK with hubby and our 2 kiddies.
I run a wedding business from home and love to create.
I love to scrapbook, alter things, make wall art and bake.
I am lucky enough to currently design for Fancy Pants Designs, Cocoa Daisy, Sketchy Thursdays, Papermaze and now here too :)
I’m really excited about this new challenge blog and know that you will love what we have in store for you.
Lisa x

Here's a look at Lisa's beautiful projects! :)

Aug 22, 2011

Come join us at the LESSology Facebook Page! :)

Hello friends! :) Today we are launching the LESSology Facebook Page! A place to discuss all things altered - will you come join us? 

If this is your first visit here, read about how this site came about in Our Story.

A couple of reminders...

1. We are currently having a "Win a DT spot" contest for the last member of our design team. This ends on August 27 11.59 pm EST.

 2. Gauche Alchemy is sponsoring the contest. A random commenter gets to win the Gauche Alchemy Mixed Media Color Sampler Kit - a sampling of 10 mixed media color kits in one awesome package!  This kit was specially put together for this contest and it's currently not available at the store. For your chance to win this kit, leave a comment on any post with the label "design team".



3. To win the Nikki Sivils School is Cool kit as part of our pre-launch giveaway, be a "Follower" and leave a comment on this post "No launch would be complete without a giveaway!"

Aug 19, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Dora Dekker! :)


My name is Dora Dekker and I live in the Netherlands. I'm 30 years old and have been scrapping for 3 years. I never had a hobby till I found this one. I love to use all kinds of techniques, use natural products, and like to make all kind of things.Not only cards or layouts but also little projects, and love to pay a lot of attention to details.I scrapbook every day, I can't live without it, and also love to blog. I love to see others' work, and it inspires me every day, sometimes it is a technique and other times, the colors. Scrapbooking serves as a kind of medication for me take time to relax and enjoy. I have ADHD and love to be alone with my papers and crafting supplies- it gives me peace and rest. I'm a daydreamer and they say you can see it in my work.

Ready to to be amazed by Dora's creations?

Aug 18, 2011

Meet LESSology design team member: Audrey Pettit! :)


Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be here at the LESSology blog. I currently live in North Carolina with my two adorable teenage kiddos, our adoptive Golden Retriever pup, and our new baby hedgehog. I am the event coordinator at a local landscape design and garden center, as well as a part-time writer and photographer. In my spare time, I love to go antiquing and thrifting, read, and of course, play with paper.
I began paper crafting over a decade ago, when I was invited to the home of a friend for a stamping demonstration. Little did I know that party would begin a love for paper crafting that has followed me to this day. I began mostly as a stamper and card-maker, but that love quickly flowed over into scrapbooking and altered projects. I love to learn and try new techniques, and am always excited for a new venture.  I'm really looking forward to working with the amazing LESSology team. Hope you'll join us on our creative journey.

Here's a look at some of Audrey's altered creations! :)

Aug 17, 2011

Meet LESSology co-founder: Yvonne Yam! :)


How about saying hello to our other co-founder - Yvonne Yam?

Hello friends! :) Greetings from sunny Singapore! :) I'm Yvonne and I love to make stuff! My style is eclectic at best but really a mish mash of whatever tickles my fancy at that point in time. I love to experiment with mediums and play with textures but my projects always involve some form of upcycling and loads of colour. It is amazing when you can marry fragments of scrap with an otherwise discarded item to create a wonderful piece of art! :)

As a green crafter, I try my best to make effective use of scraps and upcycle anything that comes my way before they end up on the recycling truck. While things like glass bottles can be recycled, they are often smashed to pieces and require the use of precious energy to make them into useful products again. With upcycling we can extend the life of a product without changing the basic composition of the material.
Thank you for joining me and my awesome partner Angi on this creative venture to do a little something for our environment whilst making something beautiful for ourselves. A win-win for all, don't you think?
Come visit me at my blog Do More With Less where I share my creations, tutorials and funny stories about my life.

Here are some of Yvonne's altered creations.