Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pink Paislee Mist-ables are in the House!

Hello Everyone! 
I am so excited about the Mistables Collection of Products by Pink Paislee!Pink Paislee

 It is truly a remarkable, inspiring, unique variety of products...and the end results...FaBuLouS! Here is some info (courtesy of Pink Paislee) about them and some beautiful sample photos for you to enjoy!

please enjoy the peek below of our new wood shadowbox frame and wood album.  The inside dimensions of the album are approximately 7″ x 9″ making it the perfect frame for mini albums, or mini layouts that can be hung on the wall.  Each frame includes 2 hooks for hanging with a ribbon or directly on a wall.  So FUN to add color too!  The album inside pages are 6″ x 9″ and includes a wood front and back cover!

Stop by the LBH and check out these amazing new products!
I'm loving my new Mistable Goodies!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scrap with Style this Thursday!

Hello everyone! Jennifer Yates here to show you my Layout for this month's Scrap with Style Workshop!
Sorry this is late in getting posted... here are the details and the layout we will be creating...
The collection is Beatrice from Nikki Sivils!
cost: $25
Ray of Light LBH
 Here are a few close up's---
Ray of Light closeup
Ray of Light closeup 2I have lots of fun tips and tricks to share with you this month.
Spots are still available. Here is the info to book your seat!!!
Come join us!!!  
The Little Blue House 
Thursday, July 28th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Call (817)-431-7930

Happy Scrapping,
Jennifer Yates

Friday, July 22, 2011

Designer Spotlight at the LBH!

Designer Spotlight
Saturday, 7/30
Daniela Dobson & Trisha Conlon-Perkins

Join us at the LBH for some fabulous Specialty Workshops featuring two incredible Designers.
First up is a Specialty Soldering Workshop brought to you by...
 Trisha will teach you soldering techniques and show you the ins and outs of creating your own custom wire work! You will create 3 pendants in this workshop. Here's a closer look...

Trisha's Designer Spotlight Workshop
Sat. 7/30  10a-1p
Cost: $50
*Please bring your Basics*

Next up, is Daniela Dobson's Pocket Tag Book! Daniela has designed a wonderful Summer Tag Book for you to enjoy! Along with this you will also alter a Blue Jean Pocket to store it in's a perfect fit!!! 

Daniela will teach you some fun paper crafting techniques
 in this Specialty Workshop!
Saturday, 7/30  2p-4p
Cost: $30
*Please bring your basics, embroidery needle,
and a blue jean pocket
 (Need a pocket?, please let me know...I have extras)

If you would like to reserve a spot in either or both of these Workshops, please stop by the LBH or give us a call
at (817) 431-7930.  Prepare to be inspired!!

Have a great weekend!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hot Metal Mama's - July Workshop!

Calling all Hot Metal Mama's...
and anyone that would like to become one!!
This month I'll be showing you all kinds of different techniques for Coloring your Art Metal. Here is a sample chipboard page that I prepared with some of the mediums you will be playing
with in this month's workshop.
*If you happen to be a part of our LBH Art Group, this sample page will be perfect to add into your Funky Junky Art Journals*

After we create our sampler, it will be "time" to put your learning to good use! You will transform this clock/frame with one of your favorite coloring techniques! 
It is 12 inches long and about 4 1/2 inches tall. 

I would love for you to join me!
 There are 2 sessions for you to choose from:

Tues. 7/26 10a-Noon
Tues. 7/26 6:30p-8:30p

If you would like to reserve a seat, stop by the LBH
or give us a call at (817) 431-7930.
Hot Metal Mama's ...Woo Hoo!!!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Looky-Do Page Kit Sale & FREE Open Cropping this week!

Join us for our first Looky-Do Page Kit Sale
this week at the LBH!
Sale begins this Tuesday at 10am and will run throughout the week!  You are probably wondering why we called it
"Looky-Do"??...well, we have specifically designed these
kits to be very easy to re-create!
You simply "Look" at them and "Do" (create) them! 
Kits range in price from $7 to $20 each. 
Here's a sneak peek at one of them...
All kits will be on display in our Back Studio (aka Kit Corner)...Hope you can stop by and check them out!
They are only available while supplies last.

Creative Happenings this week @ the LBH!

Join us this week for FREE Open Cropping!!
Come beat the heat and work on your projects at the
Little Blue House. You will have access to all of the equipment, machines, punches, etc. in the Kitchen and
we will do some fun Prize Give-Aways!
(Studio supplies will not be available during crops)

Here is a look at our Creative Events this week:
Tues. 7/19 Looky-Do Kit Sale & Free Crop 10a-5p
Wed. 7/20 Looky-Do Kit Sale & Free Crop 10a-5p
Thurs. 7/21 Looky-Do Kit Sale & Free Crop 10a-5p
 Dusty Stampers 6:30p-8:30p
   Learn to Crochet 6:30p-8:30p
Fri. 7/22 Looky-Do Kit Sale & Free Crop 10a-5p
Evening Crop 6p-midnight
Sat. 7/23 Altered Window Workshop 10a-2p
LBH Buffet 10a-2p
Evening Crop 6p-midnight

Dusty Stampers  Cost: $25
Instructor: Twila Mooneyham

Learn to Crochet
Instructor: Laurie Healy (aka MomChops) 
Cost: $25

LBH Shop Talk!! Noteboards are back in stock!!
We have all colors available and each one comes with an easel.

 Take a look at all the great color options! These boards are magnetic and you can write on them with dry erase markers.

Say cool friends and have a creative week!
Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Scrapstasher Projects! Miss Tracy's "Float Art" Frames!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!
What do you get when you combine a wood frame, a variety of buttons and beads, some scrap papers, and a little adhesive??? A fabulous Scrapstasher Project of course!!!  Here is a look at the projects I designed to inspire us at our July LBH Scrapstasher Workshops.  I call them "Float Art" Frames!
This frame features some beautiful scrap pieces of paper from the Fashionista paper collection by Graphic 45 and a large variety of Red buttons. I painted the frame first and then decoupaged my scrap papers on to the frame using Mod Podge. Now take a look at the heart...See how the button heart appears to be floating??  To achieve this look, simply draw, cut, or trace the desired shape that you want for your Float Art piece. In this case, I drew a heart.  Now take your glass from the frame and lay the template underneath the glass. Miss Tracy's Tip: If you have a frame but not the glass, you can used a sheet of acrylic and cut it down to the desired size you need. (We sell these lightweight acrylic sheets at the LBH for $1.79 for a 12x12 sheet)

Now, use a liquid adhesive like Glossy Accents and add a dab onto each button and start laying them within your template. Use a variety of shapes and sizes. Try to keep the adhesive behind the button only so when you finish, it will appear that your button heart is floating in the center of your frame.

Add a little more detail to your art piece by applying a rub on sentiment or word.  Rub Ons love glass and acrylic surfaces and are super-easy to apply!

Here is another project that I created using the same idea but this time I used chipboard letters as my templates to create the word "art". Take a look...  
 This time I kicked it up a notch and applied the Glossy Accents to the entire area. Next, I applied my buttons and then sprinkled over the rest with coordinating beads and a few micro beads. I love the way it looks...and again, it was so fun and easy!

I was having such a good time creating my Float Art Projects and I just couldn't stop...Take a look at this Float Art Frame!
This frame features papers from our Front Porch Kit "One Sunny Day". I love the papers for this Beach inspired Art Piece. This time I added a swirl stamp over my papers. I used a Prima Foam Stamp and white paint.  To continue with my Beachy theme, I filled my floating heart with assorted shells...
I filled the area with Glossy Accents and then placed my larger shells in first, like the sand dollar, star fish, etc. I then sprinkled crushed shells over all the rest.  I just love how it turned out! The camera doesn't pick it up very well but the crushed shells really have a reflective finish.

All of these projects are on display at the Little Blue House. Stop by and check them out and while you're there sign up for our August Scrapstasher Workshops. The cost is only $5 to attend.

Join me
Tuesday, August 9th

Want to see some more "Float Art" frames??
Check out my blog ... I posted some fellow Stashers frames that were created yesterday. You will see that any image can become float art...crosses, butterflies, and even a bird!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Announcing LBH Art Group Napkin Swap

Everyone had fun at last week's Art Group, continuing to work on their "junky" journals.  We had almost a full house!  Next month we will learn more techniques to add to the books and anyone is welcome to join us.  It is easy to jump right in and play with the techniques each month and we can catch you up on making the base of your book.

We are having a napkin swap!  If you've recently looked in the napkin aisle of your favorite store, there are amazing designs out there! Anyone who wants to participate should bring a minimum of twenty (20) to twenty-four (24) cocktail size napkins to the August meeting. Also bring a paper lunch sack or ziploc baggie with your name on it.  You will receive the same number of assorted napkins back (one from each swapper) and have a fabulous variety to use in future projects!  (Note, the napkins don't have to be all one pattern. If you have assorted ones around the house and don't want to buy a package, feel free to bring those.)

If you're unable to come to the meeting and want to participate, please drop off your napkins at the LBH BEFORE the meetings.

Now keep your eyes open for some beautiful napkins. Can't wait to see them!

Sunday, July 10, 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. 
July's Scrapstasher meeting will be held on 
Tuesday July 12th

JULY - "what to bring" list:
Happy Summer Everyone! Hopefully you're finding a way to keep cool this summer. Temperatures are definitely rising and so will your creativity when you come to Scrapstasher's this month! I have a fun project designed for you and...yes...this month it is a SuRpRisE project! Here are the items you will need to bring with you to class:

*one Unfinished Wood Frame (5x7)
*one 5x7 piece of glass or acrylic sheet
(we sell the acrylic sheets at the LBH if you need this)
*Assorted Scraps of Coordinating Printed Papers
(about a dozen 3x3 in. pieces will be perfect)
*LOTS of small to medium buttons or bling
(same color family will work best)
*Ink Pads for edges of papers
*Paint for frame & foam brush
*Mod Podge or Tacky Tape
*Fast Grab Tacky Glue
*Glossy Accents
*Scissors & Trimmer

I will provide you with the rest of the items that you will need to complete your project. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you would like to join us but have not yet reserved a seat, just give us a call at the LBH and we will be happy to sign you up.

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)
(817) 431-7930

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Front Porch LIVE Tutorial...ToNiGhT!

"Welcome" ...A Front Porch LIVE Tutorial!

Hello friends!
Join us on the Front Porch for a LIVE Tutorial with Lolly Chessie!
She will show you how to create this adorable "Welcome" sign...You will love learning how she created these beautiful blossoms!
 Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, July 6th @ 8:30pm CST
Lolly created two templates that you can use with this tutorial!
The first one is an .svg file (for use with your electronic cutting machines).
Get the .svg HERE.
If you don't have the ability to cut an .svg that's ok!
She also created another template showing you all of the sizes and cutting lines for the circles!
You can get that PDF HERE
So come and sit a spell with us on the Front Porch and prepare to be inspired!!!!!!
I'll be there...leave me a comment if you'll be there too!
Keep Creating!

Monday, July 4, 2011

LBH Art Group this week!

Calling all art groupies! Our July meetings will be this week - July 6 (6pm-9pm) or July 8 (10am-1pm).  There are still spaces in each session if you haven't signed up yet.

Last month we made the "bones" of our "Happy Scrappy, Funky Junky, Hodge-Podge Art Journals." (If you haven't seen these yet, check out a few samples at the LBH.)  This month we will start working on the blank pages, turning them into one-of-a-kind journal pages.

If you were not able to join us last month, you may still come this week. We can get you caught up on making your journal!  Just bring an old book to gut - the covers will be used for the covers of the journal.

Here is the supply list for this week's meetings:

your journal
usual basic supplies, including a glue stick,
paper trimmer and scissors
old credit card (or the cardboard fake ones that come in junk mail)
a few inks
an old magazine to cut up
a few favorite stamps
brayer if you have it
one pretty napkin
scraps of favorite patterned papers or odd bits of ephemera
your favorite journaling pen

More information is on the LBH Art Group Page (click on the links above).

I can't wait to see your journals!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th from the LBH!

Join us for some Red Hot Savings! 
All Tim Holtz Dies, Folders, and Stamps are 30% off !
 Ten Seconds Studio & Studio 490
Stamp Sets are also 30% off!
SALE ends Thurs. July 7th

If it's If it's Red, White, and Blue...
then it means SAVINGS for YOU!

Stop by the LBH and receive 30% off of all Patriotic & Americana paper collections and embellishments!

Our Holiday Hours:
Saturday, 7/2 10a-5p
Sunday, 7/3 Closed
Monday, 7/4 Closed 
follow me to...
The Little Blue House

(817) 431-7930

Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!
Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals 

118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248