Dec 12, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Musical Chairs winners!

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A big thank you to the few who took time to play along with LESSology Challenge #63: Musical Chairs  :)

The winner is....

Congratulations Julie! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #63: Musical Chairs! Please email us so that we can send you your RAK!

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And now for our Top 3...

Congratulations Ela17, Marlei and KarenB !  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar. :)

Nov 11, 2016

LESSology Challenge #64: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Are you into organizing your life in a planner? Let's have a look at design team member Lizzy Hill's pretty organizational planner for LESSology Challenge #64: Let's get organized! :)

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For a while I've been wanting to try out the Planner / Organiser / Diary idea. But I was uncertain if I'd stick with it.... surprisingly, I have & it's slowly developing  - here's a few of my early pages:

I had an 8x8 binder, not being used. Just til the end of the year, this is what I'm using.
Instead of buying ready made pages, I've gotten free downloads & printed them off. I didn't want to waste money buying inserts at this stage.

The inserts have been printed on those sheets you get with your 12x12 plastic pockets.
I had literally hundreds & found them too flimsy for scrap layouts.
It's nice to finally be able to cut them up and use them.

 I wanted  a space I could throw in some photos, or tell a story as well as being a planner.
This works for me!

The blue arrows on the right have been cut out of packaging!

I can blame Sandra S on getting me 'going' with this one! That's a post it note. Love using non-scrapping stuff in my scrapping!!!

This is the front page...... gotta have a bit of 'pretty' in one's life!!!!

I've even thrown some plastic sleeves in! That's the beauty of a file folder. You can add what you like.

So there you have it! My attempt at organising my life, LOL!!!
Hoping you can join us with your organisational ideas this month, whatever they are!!!
Cheers ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Nov 10, 2016

LESSology Challenge #64: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Why organize your warranty info in a plain old folder when you can make your pretty like design team member Mitra Pratt's take on LESSology Challenge #64: Let's get organized

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I was in love with the cardboard three ring binders I got from a training class. So much so I'm still hoarding a couple!

This one came out to play with our challenge here at LESSology to get organized! In a couple of weeks I'll need this folder to store all the warranty info from appliances on the house I'm working on.

Enjoyed pulling out a summer paper packet and glamming it up with gold doilies, washi tape, and some sequins.

These little flowers were upcycled. I just cut them off the stems, dusted them off a little and added some gold paint to their edges. So pretty!

Look at how cool that looks! Not bad for a freebie folder! Now I kinda want to make another! Hope you get to play along with us this month at LESSology! HUGS!

Nov 9, 2016

LESSology Challenge #64: Creative inspiration of Lisa Bzibziak

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There are definitely lots of fun things around your home that you can use for LESSology Challenge #64: Let's get organized. Shall we check out what design team member Lisa Bzibziak was inspired to create? 

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This month at LESSology it's all about getting organized.  I'm dedicating my project to Mitra.  After all... she's the one that put that first can of spray paint in my hands!

This is what I started with:

I got these pieces at a local church run second hand store.  I sent these pictures to Mitra for some advice... and she gave it freely.. and then they sat... for many months.... two candlesticks and plates from a tiered stand with no ... well... stand... so when this challenge came up I knew right away what I was going to do:

Some black chalkboard, turquoise, and gold spray paint... some Inka Gold and some epoxy and I gave the plates back their tiers.

I added to the top... in Mitra fashion, an old faucet knob and a pretty metal rose (I bought this in Cave Creek in a little Mexican Import shop).

So, here it is with some stuff on it... probably not necessarily the stuff that I will keep on it, but it's one option...

So there are a few more items on here that I altered a bit... some canisters that I saved from the garbage and modge podged some paper on them, an old salsa jar that I modge podged some washi tape and glitter on and my favorite... a little jar that I bought at Hobby Lobby... it was a clear blue jar and Mitra and I sprayed the inside with some mirror paint and oh man oh man... I'm gonna make some more of these!

So thanks for taking a look at my project... I think I'll be wielding a spray paint can more often now... although I think I better invest in a good mask because I do think I inhaled a little too much in the way of fumes... please do play along with us this month-I can't wait to see what you make!  And be sure to check out the LESSology Blog again tomorrow for some more organizing awesomeness!

Nov 8, 2016

LESSology Challenge #64: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam

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Are you rummaging through your container stash to see what you can upcycle for LESSology Challenge #64: Let's get organized? Let's check out what design team member Yvonne Yam came up with.

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I love transparent glass bottles because they offer a world of possibilities when it comes to decorating them. I used 3 in my stationery caddy project. :)

Here is my stationery caddy! 

The base is from the packaging from canned abalone. I just added some lace, pearls and pretty embellishments.

This one was a chipped glass beaker from an old French press. 

This was an old decorative jar that had seen better days.

This was an old jam jar.

I kept to the same neutral colour palette for all 4 pieces for a cohesive overall look. I'm using this stationery caddy for an upcoming birthday party. Hope you will join us in our very last challenge. 

Nov 7, 2016

LESSology Challenge #64: Let's get organized!

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Hello there fellow green crafters! This is our very LAST challenge at LESSology and we hope that you will find time this month to play along with us. Since it's nearing the end of the year, we thought we should have you organized for the upcoming year. Yes, create a project that helps you get organized for LESSology Challenge #64: Let's get organized!

You can create some folders, decorate some drawers, make your own organization caddy..the possibilities are endless!

Remember, you can create any project you like as long as you include at least ONE upcycled item on your project. Please let us know what is is in your blog post as it may not be apparent to us.

Here's a little RAK for this month's winner.

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Here's a sneak peek of the design team's projects.

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the theme Let's get organized via Inlinkz by Sunday, December 4, 11.55pm (EST).

Oct 7, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Hello there friends! Are you rummaging through your stash to find some musical notes for LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs? Let's check out how design team member Lizzy Hill got creative this month.

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Hi there! This month I've created a LO using musical notes in a couple of ways. Here's my page:

As you can see, I've pulled out some very old music score & used it as a mat for the photo. Which isn't the best quality, but important to record. Sometimes that's the way, right?

I found some music manuscript paper & used a chicken wire die cut as an embellie.Worked a treat. And you can see some ric rac, ribbon and a green button which are also upcycled for my page!

I also popped a few of the hexagons from the die cutting onto my page! And can you spy the green coloured bubble wrap behind the photo? LOL! Amazing what can be used on a page;)

To create the webbing hearts, I simply cut a heart free hand then layered it on an old index card, then cut around it leaving a small border. It's attached with PVA glue. And my little 'fake flair' tucked in behind? It's old cardboard from a biscuit packet, I've hand written on some musical treble clefs, then added a sticky acrylic round over top! Such FUN being creative:)

Here's a closie of another one I made. Hope this gives you some ideas for joining our LESSology challenge this month!

Cheers ~ Lizzy H ♥♥♥

Oct 6, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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If you have some vintage music papers in your stash, why not use them like design team member Mitra Pratt did for LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs?

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Living in upstate New York, I'm always surprised when the weather turns. It's like a switch and overnight we are putting the shorts away, grabbing hoodies, and getting the gardens ready for winter. Our leaves have just started to turn and the days are darker. With that being said, I'm ready to work with some fall colors and focus on interior projects!

I really enjoyed working on this lamp and using this awesome pumpkin colored vintage lace on a copper spray painted shade! The shade, light socket, and light bulb were part of a trade I made earlier this summer with another local artist. The canning jar was one I bought from the Corning ReStore for $3 and spray painted up. The one in the photo above was wayyyyy to small to be the right scale, so I did some painting and spraying on a clear one to get it to match my flowers.

See how awesome that canning jar is? I spray painted the inside with some clear mirror spray and the outside top with some turquoise. Love it! 

See how pretty it is all lit up? The Edison light bulb is pretty epic looking, so I decided to make the vintage music accordian bloom flowers removable so I glued all the flowers to magnets.

The nice part about paper with light behind it? Well, it's lovely and happy! Love vintage music paper! Hoping you love it too, so you'll play along with us for our newest challenge over here at LESSology where we're asking you to encorporate music notes in your upcycled project.