Feb 12, 2013

LESSology Challenge #22: Creative inspiration of Linda Lapotka

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Hello there altered enthusiasts! Ready for another creative inspiration? Let's check out how design team member Linda Lapotka  was inspired by LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming!

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My project  started with an old legal folder. I created a pocket for a swap I am in over at YPP called "Thinking of You" Angel Pocket.  I sprayed the folder with some glimmer sprays and a stencil made from an overhead.

I made some of my charms using shrink plastic.

Some of the charms were off of an old frame. Charm are fun to use and really add a lot to a tag or card.

Here is the video telling all about my creations.

We look forward to seeing your charmed creations.

Hope you have been inspired by Linda's charming project. We would love to see your entries for LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming!

Feb 11, 2013

LESSology Challenge #21: You are my sweetheart winners!

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A big thank you to all who played along with LESSology Challenge #21: You are my sweetheart. There were so many lovely entries and great ideas for Valentine's Day! :)

The winner is 

She made a cupboard out of a mobile phone box and there are love messages hanging inside hangers in the cupboard! Congratulations Shalu! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #21: You are my sweetheart. Please send us an email so that we can get your RAK to you!  [Please grab the winner badge from the sidebar!]

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And here are our Top 3!

Congratulations Mitra, Hussena and Ujjwal! [Please grab the Top 3 badge from the sidebar!]

P/s: Don't forget to play along with LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming!

Feb 6, 2013

LESSology Challenge #22: Creative inspiration of Julie Tucker-Wolek and Lynnda Hosni

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Have you been charmed by the project showcase so far? How about checking out what design team members Julie Tucker-Wolek and Lynnda Hosni came up with for LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming! ?

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Hi everyone! :) Julie here with my take on our charm challenge!!

I am loving our latest challenge!!

I made a canvas for my project -- and I included SEVERAL charms and trinkets -- some of my charms on here came from my fellow LESSology DT member Linda :)

I was antiquing a few weekends ago -- and found a BIG bag of these little wreaths from Darice for $2.25 and thought they would be fun on my canvas with all my trinkets and charms :)

Here is the bag of little wreaths I found :)

All of these little wreaths for $2.25!!! I couldn't believe it!! :)

 And here's my finished canvas!!


Can't wait to see what you all create!
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Hey.... It's me Lynnda once again...!!!
Can't believe its time for Challenge #22 already!!!
For LESSology Challenge #22 : How Charming! ~ Use some charms on your project
My mojo is still a little rusty....
I just grab whatever on my desk... Guess what... ~ Still using the Glass Coasters for my upcycled item.

Here is my interpretation for LESSology Challenge#22:
A layout of my little Prince Charming..

Another upcycled on my project ~ Matin's old lego keychain...
Can't wait to see what everyone will create!!! Woohoo...

Definitely charming projects don't you think? Have some ideas on what you are going to do for LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming! ? We would love to see them! :)

Feb 5, 2013

LESSology Challenge #22: Creative inspiration of Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam

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Rummaging through your charm collection to see what you can find for LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming? Let's be "charmed" by what design team member Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam came up with for this challenge! :) 

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I have had this tiny wooden tray for the longest time...

It used to be the home for these little pegs I bought from Ikea more than 10 years ago, after applying white acrylic paint, now it is time to have some fun....

I picked an old photo of me, my brother and Grandma...

I also dug out this tiny key charm that was buried in my stash pile for more than 10 years

the heart is the negative of my tag die, I coated it with ink and Utee, the result is awesome

this metal charm is one of my all time favorite 

Everything is so tiny, I feel like I am playing doll house again

and the scrabble tiles are my best buy when I went to the Brooklyn Flea Market last year

Hope you find some time to play along with us!

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 Hello there! It's Yvonne here to share my charming creation...*winks*
I started with a wooden box that I spray-painted silver.

Then I added some lace from an old dress, trim and pearls. I applied Ranger distress ink in antique linen to match up all the different white tones. I completed the box with some old charms and bling.      :)

There are so many ways you can incorporate charms on your projects and we would love to see what you come up with for LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming! :)

Feb 4, 2013

LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming!

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Ahhhh...the month of love is upon us. Are you ready for another challenge? This month we want to see your charming side *winks*....LESSology Challenge #22: How Charming! is all about using charms on your creative project! You can create any project you want as long as it includes at least one upcycled item!:)

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This month's sponsor is Design Team member Julie Tucker-Wolek who has generously donated a $20 gift certificate to Elle's Studio!:)

Here are some sneak peeks from our design team!

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of charms via InLinkz (located at the end of this post) by Sunday March 3, 11.59pm EST. Please read our challenge rules  to ensure eligibility for our prizes. :)