Nov 12, 2013

LESSology Challenge #31: Creative inspiration of Linda Lapotka

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Hello there! Ready for another inspiration for LESSology Challenge #31: Toy Story? Let's see what design team member Linda Lapotka created!

It is time for another fun challenge here at LESSology. This month the challenge is called, "Toy Story." I dug out a cute little troll doll, a mint tin and some other little goodies.

 I put it all together and this is how it turned out.
Here is the video showing what I did.

We all look forward to seeing how you up-cycle a toy in your creation this month.  Join us here  for the fun challenge.

Nov 11, 2013

LESSology Challenge #30: Kitchen Raid winners!

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A big thank you to those who took time to play with LESSology Challenge #30: Kitchen RaidThe winner is....

Congratulations Pooja! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #30: Kitchen Raid. Please email us with your mailing details!

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And now for our Top 3...

Congratulations to Sujana, Radhika and Rupa! [Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar!]

Don't forget to play along with our last challenge of the year... LESSology Challenge #31: Toy Story.

Nov 8, 2013

LESSology Challenge #31: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Our last creative inspiration this week is from our newest design team member Lizzy Hill. Shall we check out what she created for LESSology Challenge #31: Toy Story?

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Howdy folks! My very FIRST time here as part of the Design Team....FUN! And that's what I had 'playing' with my monkeys...well, you play with might as well go with the theme this month, eh?!!
Found these from the Op kids in this house, so I don't really HAVE toys!

Glittered some up with nail polish [my 'go to' glitter!! NO MORE MESS!!]
Then I've gessoed & painted some others....

Added some red nail polish sox to a few..... and the best thing about nail polish? IT DRIES QUICK!!!

Recycled that card that comes with the packs of photo paper, & made up my banner, creating some little washi tape hats from the same card board...........

Got out the hot glue Voila!!!A Christmas [fun!] banner:):)


Some closies - the hot glue gun got a work out:)


Hope you find some inspiration, if you've got a few monkeys hanging around!!!!Would LOOOOVE to see what you can do with the toys from your place....
happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Nov 7, 2013

LESSology Challenge #31: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Have you been rummaging through your child's toy chest, hoping to find a broken toy? [We promise not to tell! *winks*] Let's check out what design team member Mitra Pratt came up with for LESSology Challenge #31: Toy Story.

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My husband shook his head when he helped assemble this project....

He may have had his doubts, but he was the smart person who pointed out the second hand store vintage camera had a inset that I could use to bolt all these items together.

You can see all the layers here.

I used a metal clock face which already had a hole in it, drilled a hole through the marble base which was originally a cutting board and also drilled a hole through the number three wood block.

You can see the little block here sitting on top of a rusty gold hose handle.

I was gifted that block by Connie Mercer from Crafty Goodies so I was glad to put it into good use.

This project is a little affirmation sculpture.

Us women seem to be so hard on ourselves. We aren't pretty enough or thin enough or smart little camera tells you that YOU ARE GORGEOUS! You just have to believe it and in yourself!

Thanks for the chippy Lizzy Hill who is our newest teamie here at LESSology!

Really enjoyed making this project and I'm sure you will too! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Nov 6, 2013

LESSology Challenge #31: Creative inspiration of Julie Tucker-Wolek and Lynnda Hosni

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Do you have a broken toy laying around OR a worn toy that has seen better days? Why not incorporate it in your project for LESSology Challenge #31: Toy Story? How about a little creative inspiration from design team members Julie Tucker-Wolek and Lynnda Hosni?

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Hi everyone!! Julie with you here today to share my take on our November challenge - Toy Story!! :) 

I recently purchased a BUNCH of vintage children's wooden blocks and have made A LOT of altered projects with them and I had more left over and was inspired by a block puzzle Michelle made and decided to try making a puzzle myself :) 

Here are the blocks I started with :) 

And here is what it looked like after I added the "first" layer of papers on the blocks :) 

Then I took four tags from the Bo Bunny collection I was using and cut them up to create my "puzzle" effect :)  And here is the four sides I turned into "puzzles" :) 

And here is what the blocks look like when the puzzle is all mixed up :) 

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

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Hi Everyone!
It's me Lynnda here with you today!... Yup... time really flies... this is LESSology last project for 2013!!! And the challenge for November is to use TOY!!!  This is pretty easy for someone who has a 9yrs old BOY!!! Matin actually helped me to choose which of his toys to use for this project!!!

These are the upcycled items- 1)For the based of my layout I used a cardboard 
2)For the toy I used Matin's mini Frisbee
3)And I also found some colourful feathers from his art&craft work!
The 8x8 Layout attached with a mini album! {my 1st attempt!}
The mini album 
Hope you guys will like this!

I really can't wait to see what you all will create for this challenge!!

Nov 5, 2013

LESSology Challenge #31: Creative inspiration of Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam

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Ready to check out what design team members Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam did for LESSology Challenge #31: Toy Story

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My kids are all grown so I do not have a lot of toys at home, but I did manage to find these wooden blocks in one of those boxes in the garage that labeled "Garage Sale".

I painted them red and green and that is where I start my project.

The next 2 items for this project is the candle stand found at thrift store for a dollar fifty, I just love the thrift store, I wanted to get a mason jar but thought this cheese jar looks as good, and it's free!

glittered christmas tree and holly

which kid doesn't like to stick their feet into the snow?

Now I got myself a decor piece for my winter mantel

Merry Christmas in advance!

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So I rummaged through my "Save it for a rainy day" stash and found a doll's jacket! :)

 I thought it would be perfect for a canvas on my niece! *LOL*
The canvas was coloured with Derwent Inktense blocks and topped with Ranger distress glitter for lots of sparkle. The stars were created with a stencil and covered with Golden mica flakes.

Okay I might have totally gone overboard with my niece's "outfit" ....but she loves to play "dress up"! *winks*
Some paper piecing with scrap paper for her hat, mica flakes to "bling" it up, sparkly angel wings...*LOL*

Come join in the fun...go see what you can find in your toy box!