Thursday, September 8, 2011

LESSology Challenge #1!

Hello and Welcome to the reveal of my project for LESSology's first challenge:


We are soooo pleased to have Creative Charms as our Sponsor!


There's not just one prize, there are two!

One for a merit winner and another, for a randomly selected player! 


I started off my altered book challenge with this board book:


I prepped the book by sanding everything and then coating it generously with black paint...then I had some fun:


This book went to my man Darin:)  So, I knew I had to keep some of it CAS...he's a CAS kind of guy...

Remember to include at least ONE upcycled item on your creation...more on that in a smidge.  

We recently celebrated our 3 year anniversary...so this book celebrated some of the things about our anniversary...


For those of you that don't know...I'm Canadian:)  Darin is born and raised in the good 'ole USA...a Montana boy:)

We met in August of 2008...one day I'll share that story but I gotta tell you, he's my soul mate...I'm so very lucky to have him...to be with him...

In February of 2010 he proposed and I of course said Yes:)


I wanted the CAS lines from the front to follow through to the spine and the back of the book...


An altering tip that I have for you?  This book had more pages than I knew what to do with so I adhered some of the pages together and made it a shorter book:) 

There you have it...my altered book project!  Did you spot the upcycled item on my project?  Any guesses?

See that paper that covers the front/spine and back of the book?  That was an invite that was left for us when we were on our recent cruise...it was an invite to some kind of a jewelry show or something like that...I thought the design/colors were pretty so I 'pocketed' in my suitcase and told Darin that I'd probably 'do something' with it and guess what?!  I DID!!!! 

I look forward to seeing your altered book so what are you waitin' for?  LINK up!

Ready to play along? 

Link your creations by Sunday September 18, 11.59 pm EST. Please read the challenge rules to ensure your eligibility for our prizes.

Today starts the EAD Designs Color Challenge:


You'll have until September 22nd to link up!



29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous project, Amy!!! Love it! Vanessa x

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  2. Such a fun book Amy! I love that you kept it CAS and relatively flat and still made it look beautiful! :) Really love the domestic and imported page...so cute! :)

    So glad you are on the LESSology team Amy! :)

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  3. What fun, who knew Disney could turn into that? That first page is just too cute! I am sure your CAS guy is going to love it :>) Did you save some blank pages?

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  4. What a wonderful book and I am sure Darin will love it. Congrats on the 3 years.

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  5. What a great keepsake. Really great upcycle book. :)

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  6. WOW Sista... this is just brilliant!!!... You did well.. for your precious MAN... love you keep it minimal and indeed very CAS.... Awesome... total WOW!!.... hugs...xoxo

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  7. You are AWESOME!! I soooooooooooooo want to hear the story of you and the man!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee how you used the invite and just soooooooooooo love this! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  8. love the domestic and imported--too cute!

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  9. This is stunning Amy, I love what you did with the book!

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  10. What a lovely book, Amy! so nice to do something special for yourself! A fun project for sure. Have a wonderful Thursday.

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  11. Fantastic project Amy! I so love what you did with this board book! Soon my kids will outgrow them too so now I will have something to do with them! :> Love your upcycled item! And I would SO love to hear the story of how you met! :>

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  12. That is one amazing book, Amy! Love all the goodies and the stories behind it. Love your tip about adhering 2 pages together. All around awesomeness!

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  13. OHHH! What a great book/album--LOVE how you transformed it! And those papers you used are FAB! I love the alphas you used for Canada/USA! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  14. Now THAT is a pretty dang coolio idea. Perfect execution.

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  15. FABULOUS, Amy! What a great use for an old board book. :)

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  16. Such a great Book Amy....So Special and personal!! Love this...He will too!! Hugs.....

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  17. What a sweet book, Amy! Love that you made it for your hubby, and love the CAS style. Love the embellies you used, too, especially the Imported & Domestic piece.....that really made me smile. Love your tip on gluing some of the pages together and awesome use of that old invite paper. :)

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  18. Oh amy why r u so cute! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your love story ;)

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  19. Your book is sooooo super adorable. I love the alphas and the fun papers you used. You ROCKED it girl. :)

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  20. What a fab story you shared...so sweet Amy! Now you have to write posts on the different chapters that led up to your marriage...heehee! Your book is amazing and I'm sure he is loving how creative you are! That invite is awesome...way to go on the upcycle! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  21. definitely didn't know you are Canadian! fabulous project, Amy!

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  22. Absolutely love this creation! And your story is wonderful!

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Cheers,
~amy~