Thursday, October 28, 2010

Craft time with Lolly!

Hi everyone! This is Lolly and I wanted to take a minute to share two upcoming fall classes I'll be teaching at the LBH!

This first class is one that a TON of you gals have been asking about! It's the handmade apron you have seen the LBH gals wearing as they are teaching, working and just in general having fun!

The base of these aprons are handmade by my Mom (aka MomChops) and they come in 4 fabulous color trim options!:
Hooray it's Teal
Chocolate Brown
Passionate About Pink and...
Loverly Lime Green!

Once you have chosen your color (you'll make your selection when you reserve a spot in the class) we'll be stamping with one of Donna Downey's fabulous foam stamps and creating the removable flowers that you see on the front!

You'll learn how to make these beautiful flowers and embellish them with buttons to cover (the funniest things ever) and other sweet little stacked buttons as well!

These aprons are completely washable (which is made even easier once you have removed your hand made fabric flowers!!).

The cost of the class is $45 and will be available on the following dates:
November 4, 2010 - 6:30pm CST
November 6, 2010 - 10am CST
and November 20, 2010 - 10am CST

Are they Fall Place Cards OR Party Table Labels (aka PTL's)!
Another super sweet class I'll be sharing was kinda tough to name... are they place cards for your Thanksgiving table or awesome labels you can use at your fall pot luck party??? hmmmm... all I know is that you'll have fun creating them and will add a touch of fall to any table they are used on!!!

The cost of the class is $24 (you'll walk away with 8 of these fall fellas but can request additional sets for the same cost if you wish).

This class will be available on the following dates:
November 4, 2010 - 6:30pm CST
November 6, 2010 - 10am CST
and November 20, 2010 - 10am CST

The lettering will be just a tad different (cut from black card stock) or you can bring your own letters to use instead!

You can reserve your spot by calling the gals at The Little Blue House today at (817) 431-7930!

I hope to see you girls soon!

Fabulous Fall HUGS!

P.S. Go Rangers (and I don't even watch baseball...sheesh. I must have a fever or something)!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Join us this Saturday, 10/30 at the Little Blue House for some treats and a free Make & Take!  We will show you how easy it is to create this cute, dimensional pumpkin tag. Available while supplies last...

Go Rangers!!!
Have a happy, safe Halloween! sure to take lots of pictures!
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Calling all Hot Metal Mama's!

We still have a few spots open for our Hot Metal Mama's is peek at what we are making this month. It is an altered  Autumn Charger.  Please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930 if you are interested in reserving a seat. Here are the class times:

Mon. 10/25 6:30p-8:30p
Tues. 10/26 10a-Noon
Tues. 10/26 6:30p-8:30p

*Please bring your basics to class, everything else will be provided for you.
Instructor: Miss Tracy :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Back in Stock -- Bendy Borders!

We now have our FaBuloUs LBH Bendy Borders back in stock!  Stop by the House and pick your's up today!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Special Books for Special Memories!

 Through the Years
(Halloween Edition)
Designed by: Miss Tracy
Come and create this spooktacular 8x10 Keepsake Book...perfect for showcasing those treasured costume photos from all of your Happy Halloween's ... Past, Present, & Future! This book features the Heebie Jeebies Collection by WeRMemory Keepers and holds some frightfully, delightful surprises inside! This book can be created on any of our LBH Buffet dates.

Now if your looking for a fun Fall minibook...look no further...
Pumpkin Minibook
Designed by: Miss Tracy
This adorable Pumpkin Book is so fun to make and you will love preserving those treasured Fall photos in such a unique style!  This would also make a really cute recipe book for your families favorite Thanksgiving dishes.  This book can also be made on any of our LBH Buffet dates.

If you are interested in creating these projects or have questions, please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930...we'll be happy to assist you!

Also, KI Sew Cute 12x12 Calendars have just arrived at the House!  Stop by to check them out! Many colors and shapes to choose from...they really are SEW CUTE!!! The new KI Pockets are available too...take a look at what you can do with these awesome goodies...

Trees, Trees, and more Trees!

Well who would have guessed that our Scrapstasher's Project would have triggered such a Forest of Creativity!  I want to share with you a few of the Tree Canvases that were designed for Lolly's recent webcast.  Take a look at these fab designs...
Designed by: Lolly Chessie
Designed by: Lolly Chessie

 And this was the Stasher's Sample that started it all...
Designed by: Tracy Pounds

We have been receiving many phone calls and emails about these awesome tree silhouettes...and to answer your questions...YES! We will continue to sell Trees!  Please let us know what color you want and how many.  If you are local, you may come in to the LBH and choose your cardstock. If you are not local, please call the LBH at (817) 431-7930 and place your order over the phone. For shipped orders, the minimum tree order is 5 + shipping.  

Here are a couple more Tree Creations created by one of our faithful Stasher's...
 Designed by: Cathy Taguwa
Designed by: Cathy Taguwa

Don't delay, stop by the Little Blue House for your Trees today and see some of the other wonderful goodies the LBH has to offer.  If you are interested in coming to our next Scrapstasher's Meetings, reserve your seats soon...they are filling up quickly and we have the most WOnDeRFuL project in store for you this month! Like Free stuff???? One lucky commenter will receive 3 free trees coutesy of the LBH post away...

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Heartfelt Thank You!

I have been truly blessed by the outpouring of prayers, cards, and flowers that you have sent my way this week.  My family and I have been so touched by your amazing kindness!  I wish you could've known my Mom...I know you would have loved her. She always had a smile on her face and held such a positive outlook on life.  Sadly, her life was cut short by illness but she never once doubted God...she always chose to trust in him. I'm sure some of you may be facing stormy times in your lives, I hope you will choose to trust like she did.  Here is a slide show of a few pictures of her over her life...

In Loving Memory  --  Sue Carol Stephens
 May 28, 1941 to Oct. 12, 2010

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vintage Art from the Heart!

Vintage Art Quilt:
Designed by: Susan Tidwell
Vintage Art from the Heart...this describes this wonderful art quilt perfectly! It would make a great tribute piece to one of your beloved family members or a charming piece of art for your home.  In this workshop you will create a wonderful keepsake that will be treasured by your family for years to come!  Each student will create their own unique 13in. x 16in. art quilt, choosing elements from the assortment of fabrics, laces, papers and embellishments provided. You will learn different techniques for ageing fabrics and papers to achieve a time-worn look. You will also learn an image transfer technique using a copy of a special family photograph or vintage image for the focal point of this fabric and paper collage. There will be some sewing in the piece, but students may choose to eliminate this step.  The original photograph will not be used or damaged in this project. You will be using a copy of the photograph.
Fri. 10/15 10a-2p
Sat. 10/30 12:30p-4:30p
Cost: $55
"What to Bring" List:
TONER-BASED copy of vintage photo from a copy shop (not a home printer),
approx. 3x5 (you can get 4 to a page)  Note: Bring a few copies
fabric and paper scissors
one glue stick
fabric glue (Fabric Tac or Helmar 450) 
Sewing Machine - if you prefer to use your own
Optional:  Fabrics, laces, buttons, old jewelry or embellishments
that have special meaning to you and/or the photograph you have chosen.
If you would like to reserve a space in this vintage workshop, please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Scrap with Style" Workshop with Jennifer Yates

"Scrap with Style":
Layouts & Photography Class
Designer: Jennifer Yates

Come and Learn how to "Scrap with Style" with the fabulous Jennifer Yates!  She will not only assist you in creating two single layouts, she will also help you sharpen up on your photography skills and walk you through her design process. Her class this month is sponsored by Nikki Sivils and features the "Tree Love" paper collection.  Nikki has sent some wonderful free goodies that will be given to each student in Jenn's class!
Don't miss out on this unique workshop! Call the LBH and we will be happy to reserve a spot for you!
Thurs. 10/21 10a-Noon
Sat. 10/30 10a-Noon
Cost: $25
"What to Bring" List:
*your basics
*your camera

To see more of Jennifer's designs, please visit her blog at

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pick of the Patch and Treat Bucket...

Create your very own incredible Pumpkin Patch in this technique-filled workshop! You will alter all 3 pumpkins, each in it's own unique style! The set is so striking and will make a beautiful addition to your fall home decor. The pumpkins are open on the bottom so they nest inside of each other for easy storage.  You will learn a fabulous fabric folding technique, various inking techniques, metal embossing, and create some georgeous felt leaves to adorn your pumpkins and look closely...each has a "natural" stem! These pumpkins are 6 in.- 9 in. - and 12 in. in height. And a bonus...Lunch will be provided for you in this workshop!
Sat. 10/9 9a-3p
Just added **Wed. 10/13 5p-9:30p**
Sat. 10/16 9a-3p
Cost: $75
Instructors: Miss Tracy :) & LollyChops
"What to Bring" List:
*your Basics
Hot Glue Gun & 5-6 lg. Glue Sticks
Liquid Tacky Glue (Fabritac or Helmar 450)

Mom & Me Workshop:
"Halloween Treat Bucket"
Come and enjoy spending some creative time with your kiddo!  In this fun-filled workshop, you will work together and create a Treat Bucket. Perfect for storing all their Trick or Treat loot! This project may also be created in any of our LBH Buffets if you choose not to bring your kiddos. 
Sat. 10/9 10a-Noon
Mon. 10/11 10a-Noon
"What to Bring" List:
*Your Basics
Cost: $20 (additional buckets $15 ea.)

LBH Buffet Dates (this week):
Thurs. 10/14 10a-2p
Thurs. 10/14 5p-9p
Sat. 10/16 10a-2p

Please give us a call at (817) 431-7930 if you are interested in reserving seats or have questions.
Happy Friday!
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Calling all Scrapstasher's!

Hello fellow Stasher's!  I have posted the "What to Bring" list for our October Meetings.  To view it, please click on the Scrapstashers tab (above) and this will link you to a page with all the info.  It's seems like we just met?!?!  doesn't it?!?!  Our meetings will now follow a consistant schedule...every 2nd week of the month. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Use your Stash,
Miss Tracy :)

Page Swap Layout Samples

Hello Everyone!  As previously promised, I am posting the Page Swap Layout Samples for you.  I have listed them in order and if you weren't able to attend and would like to "scrap-lift" these...
you can scroll down to the earlier post that lists all of the dimensions and papers that you will need.
We had such a good time!

 I have changed the name of this event to Page Builders
and we will be scheduling another session for next month.
 I will post the date soon!

"That Boy of Mine" - Layout #1
 "Family Matters" - Layout #2
 "Seize the Day" - Layout #3
 "Together" - Layout #4
 I hope you will consider joining us for our next Page Builders session.  The great thing about this workshop is that you get your own papers back in the form of finished LO's...yay! Please call the LBH if you have questions about this ScrapTastic Event!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oh me...Oh my...So Many Comments!!

Thanks friends for your many comments!  I tried my best to choose my favorites...Guess what?!?!  My list is too long to post!!  I LOVE them ALL!  I couldn't even pick the colors to give away so I decided that our Lucky Commenter will get to choose their own!  That Lucky Commenter is.........

Dee Dee Johnson

Congratulations Dee Dee!  Next time you visit the LBH, you will be taking home one bottle of Shimmerz Spritz, one jar of Shimmerz Blingz, and one jar of Shimmerz Pearlz! 
You get to choose the colors!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Shimmerz are in the House!!!

Hot off the truck...Shimmerz products have just arrived at The Little Blue House!  I'm celebrating by giving a lucky commenter a freebie gift!!!  Post a comment on your favorite color and automatically you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some Shimmerz Product! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Soldering Workshops at the LBH

I would like to give a warm welcome to Trisha Conlon of Trishalicious & Co.  Trisha will be teaching monthly soldering workshops at The Little Blue House!

Trisha Conlon's Soldering 101 Workshop:
Come and receive expert instruction while learning to make beautiful handmade jewelry using decorative soldering techniques.  Skills you will learn in this class:  applying flux, tinning of surfaces, flat solder bead application and attaching jump rings. Trisha will teach you the basic use and care of equipment, as an introduction to the skills needed to be a decorative solder artist.  You will design and create three 1 x 3 inch pendants. She will have a variety of ephemera for you to choose from but feel free to bring your own momentos or photos if you would like. 

Thurs. 10/7, Soldering 101   10am-1pm
Sat. 10/23, Soldering 101   10am-1pm
You don't need to bring a thing, all supplies and equipment will be provided for you!  Cost: $50

Please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930 to
reserve your seat.