Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GASC Info -- Free Crop Weekend -- More Sneaks!

Hello Friends!!
I want to invite all of you to come see us at the Great American Scrapbook Convention at the Arlington Convention Center this week! We will be located on the back wall in Booth #1111.  We have a fun Make & Take project for you to enoy and we will be selling our NEW Front Porch Kit! Stop by the booth to see all of the fabulous projects that are uber-talented FP DT has create out of our "One Sunny Day" Kit!

Our schedule will be a little different this week due to GASC.
The LBH will be closed on Thursday but will re-open
on Friday and Saturday for our FREE CROP WEEKEND
Here is the FREE CROP schedule:

Friday 6/3 & Saturday 6/4
Day Crop 10a-5p
Evening Crop 6p-12a

Reservations are required so call the LBH
to hold your seat TODAY!
(817) 431-7930

Now, on to NEW sneaks from the Front Porch Kit!
You may contact the LBH to pre-order your kit by phone or you may place an order at
beginning Wednesday, 6/1.

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Remember to post your comments for a chance to WIN a FREE Front Porch Kit! Have a terrific Tuesday and Keep Creating!

Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals

Monday, May 30, 2011

Attention all Blue House Artsy Girls!

Our June meetings are less than two weeks away - Wed. June 8 - 6-9pm and Fri. June 10 - 10am-1pm.!  Just a reminder that we are having an "Artful Goodies Swap" where you bring something that can be used in our art. Anything goes - if you find more placemats with pieces that can be cut apart, great.  Or look around for other unusual things.  Bring one or several pieces for 15 people.  If you cannot make the meeting and want to participate, drop your items by the LBH BEFORE the meetings so we can include them in the swap.

Our project this month will be a "Scrappy Happy, Funky Junky, Hodge Podge Art Journal"!  The complete details and supply list are on the Blue House Art Group page on this blog - click the button at the top of the page.  Don't be scared by the long "scraps" list - these are SUGGESTED items to look for and bring.  Everyone does not need to bring everything and we will share.  You will need to bring an old hardcover book - the covers are what we will be using and they need to be in decent condition.

See you soon! If you have any questions, you can call Susan at 817-793-3592 or LBH at 817-431-7930.

A NEW Front Porch Kit..."One Sunny Day"!

That's right folks...we have a NEW Front Porch Kit releasing this week!  We will begin showing some peeks today and every day until our Full Reveal which will be on Thursday, June 2nd.  Our NEW FP Kit is called "One Sunny Day"!

This month's kit is overflowing with a whole lotta HaPpY goodies! "One Sunny Day" is sure to brighten your Day!
Here's your first official peek...
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Our Front Porch Design Team has gone above and beyond this month! Can't wait to share them with you!!! Due to some changes on our website, we will not begin accepting pre-orders until Wed. 6/1. We will also be selling the kit at the Great American Scrapbook Convention this week. Our booth is on the back wall #1111. Come see us! We have a fun Make & Take for you to enjoy!

How about one more peek...

Any chance you would like to WIN a free KIT?!?!
Become a follower and post a comment here on the LBH blog and one lucky person will be chosen and announced this Friday on our Friday Night Live Webcast at 8:30pm! Make plans to join us online or at the FNL crop if you can!

Have a wonderful, safe Memorial Day!
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

With New Classes Came....

New Customers!
And we are so happy to have you join us.
We were frequently asked two
questions about our classes.
1. What does the class include?
2. What should I bring to class?
This is applicable to all our class attendees whether
you're new or have been to a class or two...
 or more.
First, when taking a class from the
 Little Blue House, your class will include
all of the items used to build and complete 
the project that were used in our sample.
(Some colors may vary depending on project selected)
This excludes common tools and consumable products
like adhesives and basic colors of inks and pens. 
Here is the list we call 
Your Basics 
(You will need to bring these to all classes or workshops)
Paper Trimmer 
Adhesives:(bring all listed)
 Tape Runner
 Glue Dots
 Pop Dots
Quick-Dry Liquid Adhesive
Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze
Tacky Tape
Glue Gun with glue sticks
Cropadile or Hole Punch
 Black & Brown chalk ink pad
Black Journaling Pen

We regularly use these items when making a project. 
Having your supplies with you will help you to
complete the project in a timely manner.

Anything that is special to the project
will be made available during your class.
The list of basics are regularly stocked at the LBH in case
you run out and have to replenish your supplies.
Those purchasing kits to go will receive all product to build the projects except the consumable items that cannot be portioned such as paints, inks, mists, etc.
If you were unable to come this weekend there are still
plenty of projects to go around. Stop by and
reserve your seat at the LBH.
Or call us at 817-431-7930
Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Get "SmAsH"ed at the Little Blue House!

Join us this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for a special introduction to a fabulous NEW artistic adventure!
SMASH is an exciting new program from K&Company that takes scrapbooking back to its roots. Simplistic, on-the-fly, and with no rules and no special crafting ability needed, you can Smash your everyday life between the pages of our contemporary-style Smash Books.  
Book and Pen An ultra-convenient combo glue pen/journaling marker comes attached to each book so it’s always at hand when you need it. Now, how cool is that?!

So, what do you Smash? Well, it doesn’t have to be a life event, just the special little moments and mementos of your day—some of that stuff in your junk drawer, for example. A snapshot, a ticket stub from that movie you loved, a newspaper clipping, a magazine snippet, a cardboard coaster from a favorite restaurant, your child’s first crayon doodle...get the idea? Smash it, jot a note or add a caption sticker, and go!

Check out this video, and feel free to hum along... :)
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All Smash products will be ready and available for sale beginning this Thursday!

Miss Tracy :)

and the WINNER is?!?!?!?!

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about why you love the good ol' Summertime!  We randonly selected one lucky commenter to receive an Echo Park collection pack.....
and the WINNER is ..........

Kate Blue
ConGraTulaTionS Kate!!!

Please contact the LBH to claim your awesome prize!

Big thanks to all of you who attending our Summer Surprise Open House! We enjoyed having you here!

Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Summer Surprise For You! Join us!

Please join us as we kick off the start of Summer
at the Little Blue House
Summer SuRPriSe Open House!
Friday May 20th
Saturday May 21

Hmmm...Why are we using the word Surprise?!?!
Well, you'll just have to come and see...
We have reset the store with Sizzling new collections and class offerings that are sure to melt your creaive hearts!  You will also enjoy a free Make & Take & Prize Give-Aways!

 So put on your favorite pair of flip flops & grab your shades because it's gonna be a SUNsational event!
We hope to see you at our
Summer SuRPriSe Open House!
Miss Tracy :)
Rhonda, Kristyn, Susan, Elaine

P.s. What's your favorite thing about Summer?? Leave a comment and one lucky person will win a collection pack from Echo Park!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Scrap with Style

Join us at the Little Blue House
"Scrap with Style"
Layouts & Photography Class

Thursday May 19
 ***Sweet Summer Fun!***
Designer: Jennifer Yates

We will be creating this beautiful double page
layout from Nikki Sivils Summer Collection.
 Jennifer will also be sharing some more
great photography and editing tips
so be sure to bring your camera along!

Cost: $25

"What to Bring" List:
Your Basics 

Call the LBH to reserve your seat!

Kits available after class, while supplies last.

Monday, May 9, 2011

NSD Winners & a few NEW Class Projects!

I want to thank everyone for joining us this past weekend for our NSD festivities!  We had such fun and we loved having you here with us!! We hope you enjoyed yourselves too!!  I'm so excited to post the winners of our NSD CraftMaster's Workshop Prizes and our Facebook Prize and of course.....our Grand Prize Winner!

DIY (Distress It Yourself) - Robin Roe
Texture Time - Sandra Gainer, Corby Martin
Build-A-Border - Cecelia Schilling
Glitterocity - Class chose to split the Glitter Wheel prize so everyone left a Winner!

Facebook Commenter - (Tim Holtz Stamp Set)
Katie Winter

 (BoBunny Bag & $75 LBH Gift Certificate)  
goes to.....
Terri Pipes

Congratulations to all of you!
Please contact the LBH to claim your prizes if you
 haven't rec'd them already and thanks again for making this NSD Holiday so special for all of us here at the LBH!

New Creative Buffet Classes ...
Perfect for the past, present , and future Grads in your life!
 Dream Big Layout
Cost: $25

 ABC's of ME Grad Album
(Ring Binder - 8 x 9 1/2 in. covers)
Cost: $45

 Hooray for You! Explosion Box
Cost: $30

All of these projects can be created in any of our LBH Creative Buffet sessions. Please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930 to reserve your projects...numbers are limited.

Here's a quick look at What's Happening this week at the Little Blue House...Plug yourself in and enjoy some creative fun!

Monday 5/9
Scrapstashers 6:30p-8:30p

Tuesday 5/10
10a-Noon & 6:30p-8:30p

Wednesday 5/11
Day Crop 10a-5p
Blue House Art Group 6p-9p

Thursday 5/12
LBH Creative Buffet
10a-2p & 5p-9p

Friday 5/13
Blue House Art Group 10a-1p
Day Crop 10a-5p
Evening Crop 6p-midnight

Saturday 5/14
LBH Creative Buffet 10a-2p
Evening Crop 6p-midnight

Congratulations again to all of the Winners! 
We hope you all have a wonderful, creative week!

Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals

Friday, May 6, 2011

Let's get the Party started!!

NSD SALE and FREE Gift with purchase begins today!  You will receive 20% off of your total product purchase and 60% off clearance products. If your purchase adds up to $25 or more, then you will receive a FREE Page Kit. Take a look...
Smile LO
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)

Thanks to our fabulous vendors and sponsors we have loads of prizes to give away and we will be drawing names throughout the next two days!  You will also be entered into our
drawing for a Red BoBunny Bag which contains a
 $75 LBH Gift Certificate inside!!!
Think how much fun it will be load up your Creative toolbelt
with supplies and goodies!

Our 12 hour Pre-NSD Crop begins at Noon and runs to Midnight! If you are cropping with us, you will be receiving not only an awesome goodie bag filled with great product, but I have also designed a special page kit just for you! You will have an opportunity to create it during the crop and of course have special prizes for you as well. Thanks for Cropping at the LBH!

If you are interested in joining us tomorrow for our NSD Craft Masters Mini-Workshops, you will need to reserve your seat by 5pm today. Call us at (817) 431-7930 today!
We only have a few spots left...
DIY (Distress It Yourself)
Cost: $25
DIY Blossoms
Designer: Susan Tidwell
Come and create this adorable altered wooden embroidery hoop, while learning artful distressing techniques. You will play with lots of lotions & potions including Distress Stains, Distress Inks, Grunge paper, Glassine paper, Sticky canvas, Balsa Wood, Tim's tissue tape,Perfect Pearls and so much more!  Your level of creativity will surely blossom in this unique "Distress It Yourself" Workshop!

Texture Time
Cost: $25
Textured Titles
Deisgned By: Miss Tracy :)
Want to WOW up your next Layout or Altered Project?!?! If so, then you will want to join us for Texture Time at the LBH. You will learn a variety of Texture-Adding Techniques while creating these mini-masterpieces! They will truly jazz up your layouts or look great on a canvas or frame too! This workshop is all about adding texture...and loads of it! You will love what you learn in this class and I think you'll be surprised about some of the products (expected and unexpected!) that you will be playing with!

Build-a-Border Workshop
Cost: $20
Build-a-Border Sampler
Designer: Miss Tracy :) &  Rhonda
No need for construction hats in this Build-a-Border Workshop!  Just bring your basics and a smile! You will create 6 unique borders in this amazing paper-crafting workshop while learning some great border building techniques! You can mount them to create a great reference board or add them to your next layout or altered project!

Cost: $25

Designer: Elaine Howell
Glitter makes everything look better...that's Elaine's motto! She will be your Glittertrician in this sparkle-filled Workshop. You will enjoy creating a unique banner while learning ways to use the fabulous products from PKGlitz. You will be amazed at how easy it is to add a little shimmer and shine...and you will love the awesome techniques in this Glitterocity Workshop! 
Come and join us...
Elaine and I promise to shave our mustaches off before you get here!
 Hee Hee....
So what are you waiting for?!?! Come celebrate what I afffectionately call this weekend...the Holiday of my People!!  Join us and let's celebrate Creativity in all it's many forms!!

Happy NSD!
Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pre-National Scrapbook Day SALE!!

Great time to stock up and enjoy the savings! 
We're celebrating National Scrapbook Day...ALL week long!

Recieve a 20% disount on your total product purchase and
up to 60% off of all clearance products.
(Classes are excluded from this sale)

We still have some room in our NSD Craft Masters Workshops...
Come and join us as we celebrate CreAtiVitY in all it's many forms!

DIY (Distress It Yourself) 9:30a-11a Cost: $25
Texture Time 11:30a-1p Cost: $25
Build-a-Border Workshop 1:30p-3p Cost: $20
Glitterocity 3:30p-5p Cost: $25

Give us a call to reserve your seat today!
(817) 431-7930

Monday, May 2, 2011

The bring your own basket party / class is tomorrow!

Hi girls... it's Lolly! This is the last call for my "Bring Your Own Basket" class (featuring loads of Prima products). The class will be held tomorrow evening at 6:30pm at the LBH!

There will be Prima prizes, a catered dinner (hosted the generous folks of Don Taco of Roanoke) and a live band too (starting at 8:15)!

Cost: $38

What you'll need to bring for class:
A white basket... (I used a plain white basket that was roughly 6x5 (base) and 7 inches tall (with the handle), pencil, ruler, scissors, water mister / sprayer (I have some extra misters so if you don't have one that's ok) a hot glue gun and at least 1 or two long glue sticks, OR you can also use Helmar's 450 glue.

There are only a few spots left in the class so give the LBH a call today to reserve your spot! I hope you gals can join us!


P.S. I'll be doing my next Live with Prima show after class right from the LBH counter! You are all welcome to stick around to be a part of the show too!