Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Craft Time with Lolly at the LBH!

I am so thrilled that Lolly Chessie (aka LollyChops) will be teaching specialty workshops every month at The Little Blue House!  She is just oozing with creative talent and I am a huge fan of her designs!  One of Lolly's current creative passions is designing gorgeous Bib Necklaces!  She is sharing her wonderful talent with us...take a look...
All but two of these beautiful flowers are handmade, and Lolly will teach these flower making techniques and share some great tips on how to design and construct your necklace with ease! I assure you the picture doesn't do it justice...come and see for yourself. It is on display at the LBH.  Here are the dates and times for Lolly's Bib Necklace Workshops. 

Thurs. 10/7   6:30p-8:30p
Wed. 10/13   6:30p-8:30p
Sat. 10/23   10a-Noon
Cost:  $30 

Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, you can give us a call at (817) 431-7930 or better yet, come by the House and see us!  Lolly can't wait to meet you! To view more of Lolly's designs, please visit .

Happy Crafting,
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

and the Grand Prize goes too?!?!?!?!

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended the LBH Grand Opening! I appreciate you coming out and celebrating this new creative adventure with us!! We had many, many entrees for our Grand Prize this weekend....THE CINCH! but...only one lucky person gets to take it home.
That lucky person is...
Linda Kratzert

Congratulations Linda!  Please leave a comment and give us a call to claim your prize! I promise we will take good care of it until you can make it by to pick it up!!!

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy & the Blue House Gals

Cricuteer Workshops at the LBH!

I'm so happy to announce that Trisha Rice will be teaching monthly specialty Cricut Classes at the LBH...We're calling them Cricuteer Workshops! Her October workshop will feature using your Cricut to create a fabulous Glass Etching project.  Come and enjoy Trisha's wonderful instruction while creating and etching a large Mason Treat Jar.  Perfect for Halloween or Fall goodies! You will also learn a fun inking technique to add color to your etched images. Please bring your Cricut and your favorite cartridges. Everything else will be provided for you!

Mon. 10/4 10a - Noon
Mon. 10/4  6:30p-8:30p
Cost: $25
Please call (817) 431-7930 to reserve your seats. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or give us a call.

Have a creative day!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blue House Page Swap List!

Hello everyone! If you have registered for the Blue House page Swap this Thurs. 9/30...then this post is for you! I'm sure you have been anxiously waiting for it and have your cutters & trimmers ready for action!  Here is what you will need to bring. It is listed by double Layout and all dimensions are listed (LXH). This should help you with your directional papers (if you have any).  Be sure to cut your pieces prior to coming to the LBH -- bring your pieces bagged or clipped together by LO so that you don't get all of your pieces mixed up. Remember--You will be getting your OWN papers returned to you in the form of 4 double page finished LO'S...YAY!

Layout #1:
Decorative Edge Paper:
12x12 (one)
Printed Paper A:
12x3 (one)
2x5 (one)
Printed Paper B:
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 (one)
Printed Paper C:
6 1/2 x 4 1/2 (one)
Cardstock A:
Base Page 12x12 (one)
4x4 (one)
Cardstock B:
Base Page 12x12 (one)
4x4 (one)
Cardstock C:
12x4 (one)
4x6 (one)
Cardstock D:
12x1 (one)
5x7 (one)
5 1/2 x 5 (one)

Layout #2:
Printed Paper A:
12x6 (one)
12x2 (one)
4x12 (one)
Printed Paper B:
12x4 1/2 (one)
7 1/2x12 (one)
Printed Paper C:
5x7 (one)
4 3/4 x 3 3/4 (one)
5 1/2 x 4 (one)
3x3 (two)
Cardstock A:
Base Pages 12x12 (two)
Cardstock B:
5 1/4 x 7 1/4 (one)
5x4 (one)
5 3/4 x 4 1/4 (one)
3 1/4 x 3 1/4 (two)
3 1/2 x 4 (one)
Cardstock C:
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (one)
2 1/2 x 1 (two)
6 1/2 x 3 1/2 (one)
2 1/4 x 5 (one)

Layout #3:
Printed Paper A:
11x11 (one)
1x11 (one)
3 3/4 x 5 3/4 (one)
Printed Paper B:
10 1/2x 7 1/2 (one)
10x4 (one)
Printed Paper C:
6 1/2 x 7 1/2 (one)
10x 7 1/2 (one)
4x4 (one)
Cardstock A:
Base Pages 12x12 (two)
4 1/4 x 5 3/4 (one)
4x6 (one)
2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (two)
Cardstock B:
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (two)

Layout #4:
Decorative Edge Paper:
12x12 (one)
Printed Paper A:
6x4 (one)
Printed Paper B:
6x10 (one)
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 (one)
Printed Paper C:
2 1/2 x 12 (one)
Printed Paper D:
4 1/2 x 10 (one)
Cardstock A:
Base Page 12x12 (one)
7x5 (one)
5x7 (one)
3x3 (two)
Cardstock B:
Base Page 12x12 (one)
Cardstock C:
6 1/2 x 4 1/2 (one)
4x6 (one)

Be sure to bring plenty of adhesive. Please give us a call at the LBH if you have any questions or you  may email me at

Happy Cutting Girlz!
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Calling all Scrapstasher's!

Hello fellow Stasher's!!
 I hope you are as excited as I am about our September meetings being held at The Little Blue House! I can't wait for us to create together once again. I think you will absolutely "FALL" in love with the project that I have in store for you this month...I also think you will "FALL" in love with the list...this project is a great use for scrap papers.  Here is the list of items you will need to bring to class:

"What to Bring" list:
~One 11x14 Canvas
~A variety of small scrap papers (preferably FALL colors or prints...small prints will work better)
~One 12x12 sheet of cardstock that coordinates with your printed papers (solid or dot would look nice)
~One 12x12 sheet of brown cardstock
~Scrap pieces of felt in Fall Colors (I will have plenty to share if you don't have any)
~Every circle punch that you own - ALL sizes (if you don't own any- no worries, Stasher's are always  kind and happy to share; the LBH has some to you can use too)
~ Photos of your family or friends--this is optional, could be added later
~Variety of buttons that coordinate with your printed papers
~Alphas (they could be chipboard letters or Thickers - to spell out a word of your choice)
~Paint & Foam Brush (Color of your choice)
~Small Ink Pads for inking the edges of your papers
~Adhesive, glue dots, liquid tacky glue
~Pen or Pencil, Scissors

Please let me know if you have any questions...anything at all!  You can reach me by email at or at the LBH at (817) 431-7930.  I look forward to seeing you next week!

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

We are OPEN!

YAY!  The day has finally come for me to open the door of the Little Blue House!  We are now officially open to the public.  I hope you will join me and the Blue House Gals for our Grand Opening festivities!  Here are a few pic's I took of us yesterday...
 Miss Tracy :)
 Lolly Chops
 Susan & Elaine
 Rhonda & Miss Tracy :)

We had a great turnout yesterday...THANK YOU to all who came!  It was fabulous to see so many of you!
Prior to our opening, several customers were waiting on the front porch! I decided to slip out the back door and come around front to surprise them!  Here are a few pic's I took of the early birds....
I hope you will make plans to come and see us today!  We will be open from 10a-8p today and 10a-4p tomorrow! Come and see our unique variety of products and class offerings.  Lots of prize give- aways...including a Grand Prize give-away...THE CINCH retail value $99.99!  We also have a free Make & Take for you to enjoy and some yummy refreshments!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Prize-a-Day" Winner #3 Woo Hoo!!!

Hello Friends!!  Sorry for being so late with this post but I've been working at The Little Blue House getting everything ready for tomorrow's Grand Opening festivities!  I sure hope to see YOU there! The Blue House Gals and I can't wait to welcome you into our new home!  Come and see all of our unique products, fabulous classes & specialty workshops, create a free Make & Take and enjoy some yummy refreshments! Drawings for prizes will be given away throughout the Grand Opening with one SUPER Grand Prize Drawing...Entries will be taken this Thurs. thru Sat. and one lucky person will WIN a CINCH...that's right, the awesome binding machine designed by WeRMemory Keepers...retail value $99.99!

Please join us:
Thurs. 9/23 4p-8p
Fri. 9/24 10a-8p
Sat. 9/25 10a-4p
And now...Here is a look at what one of our lucky followers will be receiving for today's give-away...
Our prize today consists of our very own Little Blue House line of embellishments...YAY!  LBH Creepy Crepes, LBH Freaky Frame, and a jar of Black & White assorted buttons by Buttons Galore! 

-------And the LUCKY FOLLOWER is-------

Christie --Christie Cre8s

Congratulations Christie! Thanks for following the LBH BLOG!
Please leave us a comment to claim your goodies!
See you at Open House girlz!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Prize-a-Day Winner #2 YAY!!

Hello Everyone--
Welcome to Day #2 of our "Prize-a-Day" give aways!!!  Here's a look at what one lucky follower will be receiving...
Our Winner for today will recieve 1 yard of the Pleated Grosgrain Ribbon from Maya Road, 2 papers and 1 diecut from the Pink Paislee collection Hocus Pocus along with Hocus Pocus Flipnotes and fabulous Metal Badges.

And the lucky follower is...................

Teresa -The Royle Ericksons

Please leave us a comment to claim your prize!! 

WhO WilL Be ThE LuCKy WinNer TOMorRoW!!!! Become a follower today to ensure your chances of winning!

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Prize-a-Day" Winner!

First, I want to thank everyone for following The Little Blue House Blog!!!  You gals are the best! Here is a look at what our lucky winner will be taking home:
Drum roll please>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>and the lucky winner is:
kcr1965 - Kimberly
Congratulations Kimberly! Please leave a comment here on the blog or give us a call about picking up your lovely goodies!

Stay tuned for another great "Prize-a-Day" give away tomorrow night! If you aren't a follower, don't delay...
follow the LBH blog today!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Clock is Ticking....6 days and counting!

Hello Friends--
Won't be long now...6 more days until the official Opening of The Little Blue House!  The Blue House Gals and I are so anxious to welcome you into our new home!!  During our Grand Opening festivities, you will enjoy a fabulous free Make & Take, chances to win some great prizes, and have the first opportunity to sign up for our unique classes and workshops!
Please mark your calendars and join us...

Thurs. 9/23  4p-8p
Fri. 9/24   10a-8p
Sat. 9/25  10a-4p

Here are a few sneak peeks for you to enjoy...
In honor of our Opening Week, I will be giving a prize-a-day away to one lucky follower here on the LBH blog! So if you haven't clicked that "follow" so before Monday! That's when the prize give-aways start. I will post the winner each day here on the blog. Good Luck my friends...hope you are the lucky winner!

Joyfully Yours,
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Live with Lolly (one of the Little Blue House Gals)!

Hi everyone! Are you kinda curious about who this Lolly girl is?

Come join me tonight for a fun Sizzix demonstration on UStream! I'll be sharing tips and tricks using the Sizzix BigShot Express and the Sizzix BigKick! Ever wonder what the sammich combination is for cutting a PaperTrey Ink die??? What about those CuttleBug Quilling folders... ??? Wondering what in the heck I am doing talking about sammiches and crafts in the same paragraph??? hehe

You'll get to know me in the coming months as an instructor at The Little Blue House... but if you'd like a peek into my craft room... drop on by! I'd love to get a head start in meeting you all now!

You can check out the show tonight at 7:30CST at this like HERE! It's totally free! The show will last about an hour (maybe a little longer if the banjo music gets out of hand)!

...and if you can't make it tonight I'll see you at The Little Blue House for sure!


P.S. Make sure to let me know if you are one of The Little Blue House gals so we can share the secret LBH handshake!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Join us for the first LBH Page Swap!

If you are a scrapbooker, you won't want to miss out on this fun event!  Wondering how it works?!?!...

I'll do my best to explain it to you.  I will design 4 unique double 12x12 layouts.  Then, prior to the swap, I will post a "what to bring" list here on the LBH blog...dimensions and all...You will bring these with you to the swap.  When you arrive we will seat you in 4 different groups. Each group will receive a set of your papers and re-create the LO assigned to that group. When all the groups are complete, your completed LO will be returned to YOU. This way you can bring in the papers you want and leave with them in the form of four FINISHED double LO's...8 pages!  We leave the pages free of embellishments and titles so that you can add appropriate ones that go with your photos. There is a $5 fee per swapper. Please contact the LBH to reserve your seats at (817) 431-7930

The Little Blue House Page Swap
Thurs. 9/30 10a-Noon
Thurs. 9/30 6:30p-8:30p

If you have questions, please feel free to give me a call. This is a very popular event, so don't delay, call and
reserve your seat today!
Joyfully Yours,
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a work in progress...

The transformation of The Little Blue House is well underway!  We are working hard to ensure that everything is picture perfect in time for our Grand Opening festivities.  Please mark your calendars...

LBH Grand Opening!
Thurs. 9/23 4p-8p
Fri. 9/24 10a-8p
Sat. 9/25 10a-4p

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Adding another Stasher's Meeting!

Due to the wonderful amount of sign up's we had today, we will be adding an additional Scrapstasher Meeting on Mon. 9/27 from 6:30p-8:30p.  Seats are filling up quickly, so don't delay... sign up soon. I will be posting the "what to bring" list on Thurs. 9/23 here on the LBH blog. We will be taking calls during the day at (817) 431-7930. If you need to contact me later in the evening, please send me an email and I will be happy to give you a call.

Enjoy your evening!
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Calling all Scrapstasher's!

Are you overwhelmed by your stash of crafting supplies??? Is one of your scrappy resolutions to USE YOUR STASH?!?! If you answered YES..then my friend, this is the class for you!

 Here is how it works… after you reserve your seat, prior to the class, you will be provided a list of the items that you need to bring from your own stash of supplies. Then when we meet, we will use those items to create a specific and wonderful project each month.
You will also learn valuable tips on how to have "Success with your Excess"!
ScrapStashers Anonymous meets monthly at the cost of only $5 per Stasher!

Our September Scrapstasher's Meetings will be held on Tues. 9/28. We have 2 times for you to choose from, 10a-Noon and 6:30p-8:30p.  You may reserve your seats beginning at 9am tomorrow 9/7 by phone. Please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :) 

Sign Up Info for Crop's & Private Events!

The Little Blue House Crops:
I am happy to announce that we will begin taking advance sign up's for our LBH Crops! Beginning at 9am on Tues. 9/7, you can call the LBH at (817) 431-7930 to make your reservations. Payment will be required when booking your reservations. Here is the info about these wonderful, scraptastic events:

LBH Daytime Crops:
Wed.'s & Fri.'s
Time: 9a-3p
Cost: $5
LBH Evening Crops:
Fri.'s & Sat.'s
Time: 6p-12a
Cost: $10
(this is per table--feel free to split the cost and share with a friend if you like)
*You will enjoy light snacks, yummy dessert, and some fun prize give aways throughout the evening.

Private Events:
The Little Blue House will be available for Private Events! If you would like to book a private crop, birthday party, or other types of private events, here are the rates for the rooms:

Studio A:
5 tables, 10 chairs
Cost: $50
Studio B:
4 tables, 8 chairs
Cost: $40
We will be happy to provide food or a private class for your event!
Please contact Miss Tracy for pricing.
Don't delay...give us a call and reserve your seats soon! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me...give me a call or shoot me an email at
Crop On...
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Welcome to The Little Blue House Blog!

Hello friends!
Welcome to our new blog!
I will post all kinds of info and pic's here as we make our way to the Grand Opening date of the LBH. Please be sure to add yourself as a follower to ensure that you don't miss out on any important creative information!

Joyfully Yours,
Miss Tracy :)

"Come and Create Joy at The Little Blue House"