Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blue House Art Group Meets Next Week!

It's time once again for our Art Group meetings!

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6pm - 9pm
or Friday, Sept. 9, 10am - 1pm

Call the LBH today to reserve your spot.

This month we will be creating all sorts of fun embellishments to add to our art journals using
two Ranger products - 
Clearly for Art Molding Film
Shrink Plastic.

The list of supplies is short:

basic supplies, including scissors
Heat gun if you have one
Staz On ink pad - black or colors
few scraps of patterned papers
few favorite stamps (all-over patterns and some larger images - for shrinking)
see further information on Art Group Page

And don't forget the
ATC Summer Theme Swap

Create ten (10) ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) with a summer theme. You will keep one and swap nine.  The only rule is size:  3 1/2" HIGH by 2 1/2" WIDE (vertical orientation)

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please drop your ATCs by the store and we will swap them out for you.

See you next week!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New LBH Buffet Projects now available!

Hello LBH friends!!
The Blue House Gals and I are excited to share with you our NEW projects that have been designed for our LBH Creative Buffets! You can view the projects here on the blog by clicking the LBH Buffet tab above and scrolling down the page. We will begin seating for the majority of these projects this Thursday! So plug yourself in and get creative with us!! Remember to bring your basics to class each time you can view the basic supply list on the Buffet tab also.
Here are a few peeks...

Stop by to see all of the NEW projects in person and check out all of our NEWest arrivals of papers & products! Plan a little "me" time and come crop, shop, and create at the LBH!!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

FREE project sheet from Bella Blvd!

Hello LBH Customers! 
The wonderful gals over at Bella Blvd have designed a FREE project sheet just for YOU!!
 Click on the link below to save or print your sheet. You can find the Making the Team collection at the LBH! Stop by and pick some up today to complete your FREE project.

Click here to view your project sheet!

Thanks Bella Blvd!!
We also just rec'd their Too Cute to Spook collection and it is definitely...Too Cute!!!

Come shop, crop, and create with us!!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. The Front Porch "Time To..." Inpsiration Gallery is now live...check it out at


Friday, August 26, 2011

Front Porch Kit is in the House!

Happy Friday Everyone!
I'm happy to share with you that our newest Front Porch Kit is in the House and ready for you to pick up. If you haven't purchased yours yet and would like to...we have extras available for you too!
So have a wonderful Friday and stop by and see us...Hope to see you soon!

We also have room in the crop tonight. Give us a call or stop by to
reserve your seats for you and your scrappy friends!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scrap w/ Style with Jennifer Yates

Hi Girls!
Jennifer's Scrap w/ Style Workshop is right around the corner...
 Here is the layout that you will be creating!

 Isn't it too cute!!!
She will also be sharing some great photo editing techniques and photography bring your camera with you to class if you want to learn more.  We still have a few seats available so give us a call if you would like to reserve one.  LBH (817) 431-7930

Scrap w/ Style
with Jennifer Yates
Tues. August 30th
10am - 12:30pm
Cost: $25
Here's a closer look at the details...

Have a creative day!
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Reveal Day and a WINNER!

Happy Monday!
It's here...finally here! Reveal day!
I am happy to announce that you may now view our new Front Porch kit and all of it's contents...
To see the full content list of this unique kit offering, please visit
You will enjoy a wonderful instructional cd with your kit purchase featuring complete step by step how to's for 5 specific projects. Here is a look at a couple of the projects:

I want to thank everyone for your wonderful comments! I just love reading them and appreciate you sharing your excitement with us! You know what I love even more than that?!?!?! I love giving away prizes!!! ...and today the prize is a FREE "Time To..." Front Porch Kit!

*************Drumroll please**************
The lucky commenter who has been chosen is
Congratulations! Please contact the LBH to claim your prize
and we will make arrangements to get it to you.

Please stop by the House this week to see the Kit in person and check out some of our wonderful sample projects made from the kit. They are currently on display at the LBH!

If you have purchased your kit already and opted for In Store pick up, you will be able to pick up your kit this Friday, 8/26. We will also begin shipping to our non-local customers on Friday, 8/26.
The Inspiration Gallery for this kit is currently under construction and will be going live soon. I will keep you posted and let you know when it is ready to view.

Have a Creative Week!
Hugs from the Front Porch!
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Front Porch Sneak #3 and FINAL DAY of the LBH SUPER SALE!

Good Morning All!
It's another beautiful sunny day here on the Front Porch and I have a couple of Sneak Peeks to show you of our NEW Front Porch Kit. Our newest kit is called "Time To..." and pre-orders have begun! This is a really fun special attention to the bottom right corner....hmmm...whatever could that be?!?!


We have such a talented Design Team here on the Front Porch! I would like to introduce you to them! Be sure to check out there blogs for even more sneak peeks and give-aways.

 and me...Miss Tracy :)

We have designed some amazing projects for you out of this month's "Time To..." Kit! The Gallery will be available to view later next week...and you will recieve full tutorials for 5 projects on the Instructional CD which will be included in your FP Kit! You will love scrap-lifting these wonderful creations and hopefully add your own unique spin on them!
The full kit and contents will be revealed this Monday 8/22....yay! 
Don't delay...order yours today online at or you can order by calling or stopping by the LBH.

Today is the FINAL DAY of the
LBH End of Summer SUPER SALE!!!
Don't miss out on the great savings...everything is 30%- 60% off! The sale does exclude adhesives, classes and crops....but everything else is fair game!

Also, from 10a-2p, you can join us for a FREE Make & Take featuring the Mist-ables Collection by Pink Paislee! So take a break from the Tax-Free crowds and stop by and create with us!
Remember to post your comments here on the Sneak Peek post to be entered into a drawing for a FREE Front Porch Kit!!  I love reading your gals always make me smile!!

Have a Super Saturday!
Miss Tracy :)

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118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930

Friday, August 19, 2011

NEW from the Front Porch: Sneak #2

Introducing the NEW Kit release from Front Porch Kits!

Time To...
Interesting title don't you think?!?! ...but perfectly fitting for this unique product offering! could be Time to Celebrate; Time to Play; Time to Create; Time to Relax; the list could go on and on!  You can create beautiful layouts, minibooks, and home decor, etc. with ease when you purchase a Front Porch Kit! Each Kit purchase includes an instructional CD which will give you step by step how to's and photos for a variety of projects!

Here is Sneak Peek #2:
LBH Sneak 1

Pre-orders have begun! You may preorder online at or if you would rather preorder by phone or in person, simply give us a call or stop by the LBH.
118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930

Please post a comment and it will automatically enter you into a random drawing for a chance to WIN a FREE Front Porch Kit! All comments from each sneak peek post are entered so you can comment as many times as you want to up your chances of winning! You must also be a blog follower to win so make sure you follow us to ensure you don't miss out!

Happy Friday!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Don't forget today and tomorrow are the final days of the LBH End of Summer SUPER SALE! Stop by and enjoy the 30% - 60% savings AND between 10a-2p you can also enjoy a FREE Make & Take featuring the NEW Mist-ables collection from Pink Paislee!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

FREE Make & Take this Friday & Saturday!

Take a break from your Tax-Free shopping this weekend and pop over to the LBH for a
 FREE Make & Take featuring the new Mist-ables Collection from Pink Paislee!

Mist-able Tags
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)

Stop by the House anytime between 10a-2p this Friday 8/19 and Saturday 8/20 to make your very own custom Mist-able Tag! I'm looking forward to showing you just how easy it is to transform these wonderful Mist-able Products into beauitful works of art!

While you're in the House, you can enjoy the final 2 days of our End of Summer SUPER SALE! You will enjoy savings of 30% to 60% off!  Come stock up and create with us!

Thank you for your business!
Miss Tracy :)

NEW from the Front Porch!

Hello LBH Friends!!!
Miss Tracy here on the Front Porch today and I'm super excited to show you
Sneak Peek #1 of our NEWest Front Porch Kit!

This is a very unique kit that features a charming color palette and lots of fun,
unique embellies and textures! Take a looksie....
We have a limited number of these kits available this month, so don't delay, order today to
ensure that this beautiful kit arrives on your front porch!
Due to a slight technical delay, pre-orders will not be available online until tomorrow Fri. 8/19 but if you prefer to pre-order today, simply give us a call at the Little Blue House and we will be happy to take your order over the phone. The number is (817) 431-7930.

Stay tuned...more sneak peeks will be posted each day until the full reveal
which will be the Monday 8/22.

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Be sure to check the Front Porch blog and the Front Porch Design Team's blogs...
they are posting sneaks too!! Post your comments for a chance to win a FREE kit!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LBH End of Summer SUPER SALE & more....

Hello Friends!
Join us for our End of Summer
Super Sale! Enjoy 30% off all
regularly priced merchandise and
60% off all clearance items!
Sale begins on Tues. 8/16
and will end on Sat. 8/20.
Sale excludes classes,crops, and all adhesives.

Creative  Happenings
this week at
The Little Blue House 
-Tuesday 8/16:
LBH Buffet 10-2pm &  5-9pm
-Wednesday 8/17:
Disney Day 10-1pm & 6-9pm (sold out)
Day Crop 10am- 5pm
-Thursday 8/18: 
Dusty Stampers 10-1pm 
Learn to Crochet 6:30- 8:30pm
Dusty Stampers 6:30- 8:30pm
-Friday 8/19: 
Day Crop 10am- 5pm
Evening Crop 6pm- 12am
-Saturday 8/20:
LBH Buffet 10am- 2pm

Here is a peek at the Dusty Stampers
 project this month:
DS Aug Class
Dusty Stampers Pretty Pendant & Bracelet
(seating still available)
For more info on Dusty Stampers or the Learn to Crochet class, please click the above Specialty Workshops tab. For info regarding our current Creative Buffet class projects, please click on the Buffet tab above. You may stop by the LBH or give us a call to reserve your classes.

FREE Make & Take! 
Take a break from your TAX-FREE shopping this week and stop by the LBH for a FREE Make & Take project! 

When: Fri. 8/19 & Sat. 8/20
Time: 10a-2p
 Cost: FREE 
Our TAX-FREE Make & Take
 will feature the new Mist-ables Collections
by Pink Paislee! Stop by and we will show you how easy it is to transform these wonderful products!

Hope to see you in the house this week! ... oh and don't forget Sneak Peeks and Pre-Orders begin this Thursday
 for our newest Front Porch Kit!
Many new collections are making there way to the LBH!
Stay tuned...we have lots of NEW papers, lotions & potions,
embellies, albums, and SO much more... 
that will be available in the House soon!
(including papers for all 4 of the
Keller ISD High Schools...Go Team!)
Keep creating & stay cool!
Miss Tracy :)

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118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930

Monday, August 15, 2011

Announcing LBH Art Group ATC Swap

LBH Art Group ATC Swap

ATCs are Artist Trading Cards - mini works of art. They are traded among artists and are a fun way to try out new techniques and see what others come up with.

Here's the information for our newest swap (and you don't have to be part of the art group to participate!):

WHAT:  Create ten (10) ATCs to share. (They may all be different but it's easier to make one design!) You will receive 10 different ATCs back.

WHEN:  Due by September Art Group meetings. (If you won't be there, please drop your ATCs by the Little Blue House prior to then and we will swap them out along with the others.)

HOW:  The theme for this swap is "Summer." Create whatever this theme inspires you to make. Size   must be 3 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" wide (this will be a vertical orientation).  They may include dimensional embellishments, but not too 3D - some people store these in pockets.

WHO:   Anyone may participate!

WHERE: LBH of course!

I hope you will consider joining in on this fun swap to add to (or begin) a fun collection.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Disney Day at the LBH!

When you Wish upon a Star...something magical happens...
Announcing a NEW Specialty Workshop at the
Little Blue House!!

Power Pages
(brought to you by Miss Tracy)

In this Power Page workshop, you will create 5 double layouts...10 pages perfect for displaying your Disney Photos. Whether they are from a past trip, recent trip or that future trip you're saving up will love building these fabulous pages
to preserve your magical memories in.
 I will show you how to "pack in" mulitiple photos in these fun-filled layouts! You will enjoy some great paper layering techniques too!... and your layouts will feature some great NEW Magical Millineum papers and embellishments from Queen & Co.
Seating will be limited for this Specialty Workshop.

Wed. August 17th
Two time slots to choose from:
10a-1p and 6p-9p
Cost: $55
*please bring your basics*
Pixie Dust along with everything else will be provided :)

Sign up's will begin on Wednesday, August 10th at 10am!
Don't delay, call or stop by to reserve your seat!

Feel free to dress for the occasion...
Disney tee's, flip flops, and don't forget your Mickey Ears!
We will vote on the "best" dressed and that person
will win a special prize!!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Calling all Scrapstashers!!

Scrapstashers Anonymous is a special workshop aimed at helping you use your "Stash" of Supplies in inspiring, creative ways! I will design a specific project each month and provide you with a list of "what to bring" to create the project! You will bring the items on your list from your own "Stash" of supplies! There is an interesting twist with this workshop...You won't know what we are making until you come to class! ...but hey, a little mystery in life is good for you!  You will really enjoy seeing everyone's finished projects in a variety of papers, colors, etc. and it's a great opportunity to put your "Stash" to good use! So come and let me show you how to achieve "Success with your Excess"!
The cost to attend is only $5 per Stasher.

Please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930 
to reserve your seat. 
August Scrapstasher Meetings:
Tues. 8/9 10a-Noon & 6:30p-8:30p
August Scrapstasher "What to Bring" List:
I'm really looking forward to creating with you this month! I think you will be intrigued by the list...It's going to be a fun-filled meeting bursting with "colorful" inspiration!!
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*Please bring a variety of paint chips / swatches...about a dozen of them if possible. Choose whatever colors you like!
 (you can find these at any home improvement store...for free!...)
*Distress Inks in cordinating colors
*Couple of your Favorite Stamps & block if needed
 (can be anything from a swirl/flourish to words or sentiments)
* Small pieces of coordinating ribbon
(3 or 4 different ones - at least 12 in. in length)
*Tiny Attacher or Stapler
* Coordinating Buttons (medium sized) just a few this time
*Cardstock - Bring three 12x12 sheets (each a different color)
*Versamark pad
*Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
 (couple of colors of your choice)
*Adhesive, Tacky Glue (Helmar 450 or Zip Dry), Pop Dots
*Scissors, Trimmer
*Chalk Inks for edges of papers
I will provide you with a few other goodies when you come to the workshop! It's going to be tons of Color-Filled FUN!!!
Hope you will join us!!!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blue House Art Group Meets Next Week!

Sign up now for next week's Art Group!

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6 - 9pm
 Friday, Aug. 12, 10am - 1pm 

(Please note: we will be sharing the studio with the Jr. Scrappers class on Friday morning, so we will have limited seating that day. If at all possible, please sign up for Wed.)

Now on to the project! We will be doing IMAGE TRANSFERS!  I will show you several different methods of transferring images and then I will set you free to add images in your funky, junky journal.  (If anyone wants to join us but is not making a funky journal, please do come. You can use transfers anywhere!)

Supply List:
basic supplies including scissors and favorite adhesive
bone folder or brayer
small spray bottle for water if you have one
several journal pages "ready to go" (transfers are transparent so the background will show)
old magazine to cut up or a few magazine pictures (not too big)
images if desired (see Blue House Art Group Page above for more info)

And don't forget the Napkin Swap!  Bring your napkins next week - can't wait to see what variety we will have.  (More information on the Art Group Page.)

See you next week!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Heat Bustin' Sale

Can you believe the temps these days? 
They are ScOrChIn'!
So to help you relieve some overheated craftiness 
The Little Blue House is having a 
Summer Sizzler Sale!

Take  30% off

 PK Glitz Glitter
All Stamps sets
All Ink Pads and Re-Inkers
All Summer Lines with coordinating Embellishments

Sale Starts TOdAy August 2nd through Saturday August 6th

Hours this week: