Oct 9, 2012

LESSology Challenge #19: Creative inspiration of Linda Lapotka


Hello there friends! Are you busy working on your projects for LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall? We certainly hope so. How about another creative inspiration? From design team member Linda Lapotka?

Hi Everyone Linda here. A month ago I was at a hotel and needed a magnifying mirror. OK, I am getting old and can not get my eye make up on with out one.  There wasn't any around. When I got home I remembered I had my four Mary Kay mirrors from when I sold MK. I got one out and thought here is my project. I took the mirror that looked like this.

Then I up-cycled it to look like this.

With a little Graphic 45 paper, an old linen napkin, some bling and glue I now have a very pretty mirror to hang in my bathroom and to take when I go on a trip.

Here is the video of how I made the transformation.

You can enter the challenge here and see what the rest of the design team has created to inspire you. Did you see that the wonderful sponsor is Spellbinders and our own DT member Julie Tucker-Wolek? Here is the prize if you have not seen it yet.
We are looking forward to seeing your creations.

Oct 8, 2012

LESSology Challenge #18 It's a Wrap! winners.

Winner badge

A big thank you to all who joined us last month for our first year anniversary celebrations. There were so many wonderful entries and we were totally blown away by your creativity. :)

Amy turned an old shipping box into a gift box for her paper blooms made from old music sheets! Congratulations Amy! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #18: It's a Wrap! Please email us with your mailing details. :)

Top 3 badge

And now for our Top 3....

Katy recycled some plastic bags to make this one-of-a-kind gift bag!

Amy upcycled a trophy and made a gift bag with detachable tags to match.

Hussena made this sweet gift bag out of a cereal box!

Congratulations Katy, Amy and Hussena! [Please grab the Top 3 badge from the sidebar!]

And now for the winner of anniversary giveaway of 2 Lawn Fawn stamp sets courtesy of design team member Lynnda Hosni....

Congratulations Lynn Le5! Please email us with your mailing details! :)

P/s: Don't forget to play along with LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Oct 4, 2012

LESSology Challenge #19: Creative inspiration of Shahrul Niza


So, you enjoying all the design team's mirrored projects so far? We sure hope you would be inspired to play along with LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall. Let's check out what design team member Shahrul Niza did with this challenge, shall we?


Hello, it's Shahrul here.

Oh what a SWEET challenge!. I've always love hand mirrors and couldn't resist making one myself. Since I don't have a small round mirror I purchased one for just RM$3. And I'm going to use my old moldy large wooden spoon as the base :).

This is the finished mirror...

New and old items used;

I simply detached the mirror from the unsightly plastic holder. Filled the curve of the wooden spoon with tissue papers and foam tapes. 

Then distressed the back of the mirror a little bit so that the paint would chipped and became transparent. I did this by rubbing off the paint with a pen knife and a small scissors. Then adhered vintage rub-ons to the back. 

Here is the result of rubbing effort;

I filled up the gap between mirror and wooden spoon with some molding paste. While still wet, made imprints with hand-carved stamps. Let the spoon dry all night.

Once hardened, glued down a crumpled tissue paper all over for some texture. Then painted with champagne color acrylic, distressed with antique brown Stazon, added some bling, a rose and a handmade tassel.

Salvaged crystals from old lamp.

I hope you like it :). Let's get busy with all the exciting ideas and I can't wait to see your creations!. Hugs.

Wow! Wow! Wow! Hope you have all been inspired to get creative with your mirrors for LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall. See you on Monday when we announce all the winners for LESSology Challenge #18: It's a Wrap! :)

Oct 3, 2012

LESSology Challenge #19: Creative inspiration of Lynnda Hosni and Julie Tucker-Wolek


Hello altered enthusiasts! Ready for a little mid-week inspiration? Let's see what design team members Lynnda Hosni and Julie Tucker-Wolek have in store for us for LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall. :)


Hi All... its my turn [[Lynnda]] here.... to share my Mirror Mirror on the wall Project!!!...
I decided to go simple this time... One of my mate is expecting... that is how I got the idea!!!

For the upcycle I used Prima Marketing packaging..turned it to a TAG...

using my new PTI Tag die-cut...thanks to my Sista Amy Tsuruta... [[you know I love you, right!!]]

Tadaa... I made a card... I'm enjoying the pastel colors I used here...
different than my usual...bright & vibrant colors!!!
I loaded it up with MME Nostalgia Collection and my all-time fave Lawn Fawn stamps...
So can you spot my little cute mirror... I ripped this up from one of my old hair-band!..can you spy a little dented??

Well I can't wait to see how you're inspired by LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror Mirror on the wall.
Julie Tucker-Wolek

Hi everyone!!! I had so much fun dressing up a mirror that I found at an antique store!

Here is the mirror I started with --

And here is what I made with it!! Lots and lots of Prima goodies!!!!! 

Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Whoa ladies! Fabulous ideas for getting those mirrors dolled up! Have you been inspired to give LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall a try? 

Oct 2, 2012

LESSology Challenge #19: Creative inspiration from Yvonne Yam, Kirsty Vittetoe and Laurel Seabrook.


Ready to check out the design team's projects for LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall? Let's see what Yvonne Yam, Kirsty Vittetoe and Laurel Seabrook have up their sleeves, shall we?

Yvonne Yam 

Hello there! This is Yvonne. I don't know about you but I can't seem to finish my makeup before it expires on me.  :( Do you have the same problem?
Seeing that my mother likes to carry photos of her grandchildren around, I upcycled a mirrored compact with a photo of my nephews so that she could look at them every time she reapplied her lipstick. It's a light and compact brag book! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe

Hello all, this is Kirsty here with the new challenge at LESSology - Mirror, Mirror.

My friend Linda gave me 3 of these wooden blocks

now let's gather the material I need for this project

of course the mirror being one of them....

you can see I also use some moss from flower arrangement....

old lace.......


this look like a cute piece of decor for my guest room that I intended to have a shabby chic theme, don't you think?

Laurel Seabrook

Hi everyone, Laurel here.  I am very excited about my mirror project for you today.  I picked up this old cabinet for about $10 at a thrift shop.  The glass doors did not slide well so I took them off.  I then repainted it in a nice dark walnut color...although the shabby lover in me wants to do a bit of distressing to it....  Anyhow to finish it off, I had an old cheap mirror laying around that I knew one day would be good for something.  I had it cut to fit the back of the cabinet.  I love how classy this looks and really shows off our items nicely.  Such and inexpensive home decor item.

There you have it. 3 very different ways for using a mirror on your projects. We would love to see your interpretation of LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall. :)

Oct 1, 2012

LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall.


Well hello there friends! It's another new month and on to another exciting challenge...LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror, on the wall. This time, we want to see you get creative with a mirror. Decorate an old mirror. Or include a mirror as part of your design cluster. Remember, you can create anything you like as long as it includes at least one upcycled item. :)


Our sponsor for this challenge is Spellbinders

The winner of this challenge will win a Spellbinders Nestabilities set and pouch. Design team member Julie Tucker-Wolek has also added in an Artbin Magnetic Die Storage Case for the winner. Now this is one awesome prize, don't you think? :)


Here's a sneak peek from our design team.

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of a mirror  via InLinkz (located at the end of this post) by Sunday November 4, 11.59pm EST. Please read our challenge rules  to ensure eligibility for our prizes. :)