Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Did someone say "DouBLe BucKs"??

Good Morning!
I'm so excited that we now have 600 followers here on the LBH blog!!! It makes me feel like celebrating! So as a Thank You to all of our followers, we will be offering Double Bucks today on your Blue House Shopping Cards for all of your product purchases...
TodaY Feb. 29th!!!

Thank you so much for supporting the Little Blue House.
Stay true to your passion--Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Anybody out there ready for a NEW Front Porch Kit?!?!

Well, as you can see the kitting has begun and we will begin Sneak Peeks and Pre-Orders this Friday, Mar. 2nd! 

You will love this Kit and all of it's CreaTive PoTenTiaL!!!
So keep watching...Full Kit reveal will be on Monday and your kits will available to pick up on Tues. Mar. 5th!

Friday, February 24, 2012

LBH Art Group Resumes Next Week

Have you heard the buzz about the 
NEW Ranger Distress Markers just released at CHA-Winter?
Well, this will be our focus at the next LBH Art Group Meeting!
I would love for you to join us!

LBH Art Group meets
Thursday, 3/1 6p-9p
Friday, 3/2 10a-1p
 Cost: $15
. Come learn some artful techniques and play with these new markers to see just what you can do with them.  Here's a sample made by Lols of Lorraine's Loft - isn't it gorgeous?

Bring the following supplies:
any *Distress Markers you have
(we will have some to share also)
Black Archival ink
Stamps - ones to color and/or backgrounds and flowers
Distress Inks in colors you like
Blending Tool and foam
Spray (water) Bottle
Heat Tool
Craft Mat
*Now available to purchase at the LBH
Stop by or call the Little Blue House today at (817-431-7930) to sign up and guarantee your seat!

Look forward to seeing you then!

New Arrival in the House...Saturday's!

Good Morning!
Just wanted to share some peeks at our 
NEWest arrival in the HouSe!

It's the fabulous new of my personal favorites...

Saturdays by Little Yellow Bicycle!I love how this collection can easily be used for all kinds of occasions and just celebrating our EveryDay Life! It's also great for both the guys and the gals in our lives. I just love the pops of red in this collection and how it is grounded in blues and browns.
Here are a couple of Saturdays layouts that were featured on the LYB blog...

You will love all the unique embellies that are available with this collection. Here's a peek at one of them..
 5 Things I love about Weekends Pockets... 
Stop by the Little Blue House and check out this and our other great NEW arrivals this week!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ranger Day at the LBH!

Ranger Day at the LBH
 Educational Workshop
Come join us as we dive into the awesome products featured by Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz! You will get the opportunity to get your hands on some fabulous products and we will create some great reference tags each featuring some artful techniques that were taught to us by the "Tim"ster when we were in California. 

You will leave with a variety of reference tags and we will have the "How To's" for each technique printed on a label that you can attach to the back of each tag.

You will play with all kinds of Ranger Products...such as the NEW Distress Markers and Water Pens...and SO much MORE!

Hope you will join us!
Ranger Day at the LBH
Sat. 3/3 from 10am-2pm
Cost: $25 per person

*You will need to bring your Basics, Craft Mat, and Heat Tool
Stop by or give us a call to reserve your seat today.
(817) 431-7930

They"re HERE!!!!!!

Guess what arrived yesterday on the Brown Truck (you know...the truck we're all so fond of ) ?!?!?!?!?!? 

LOADS of NEW Goodies from the Great Folks at Ranger Ink...

I'm so excited about these...the NEW Distress Ink Markers! Want to know more about their Creative Potential...Check out this video by Tim himself demo-ing them at HERE!

These markers can be purchased individually for $3.49 each or if you just have to have all 37 colors immediately, you can also purchase a complete set in a great organizational tube for $114.95. The complete set also includes the White Marker.
Also, on the brown truck was the complete 
NEW line of ICE STiCKleS!!!!
24 beautiful colors of Stickling Happiness!!! 

 Other goodies came Tim's NEW Specialty Stamping Paper, his NEW Collage Glue Stick, and his NEW Water Pens...there is a Detailer Brush and a Broad Tip Brush!
If you are a fan of the Inkssentials Nibs...they now have a nifty holder that comes packaged with two nibs. This is such a great much easier to create with! You will also love the NEW Ink Pallette...It has a hinged lid and 36 compartments!

Stop by the Little Blue House and check out all these NEW goodies! If you had already placed a pre-order, than your goodies have been pulled aside and our waiting for you to pick up :)

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kick up your creativity at Hot Metal Mama's this week!

Join me for Hot Metal Mama's this Thursday!
We will be transforming an ordinary frame into an extraordinary work of art! I will be teaching you a new enameled metal won't want to miss out on the artsy fun!
Here is a look at our project this month...
We will be embellishing our frames with a few "junque"y finds! 

Hot Metal Mama's is open to all skill levels! Come join us!

Thursday 2/24
10am - Noon
Cost: $25
Please bring your Basic Class Supplies, your heat tool, and clear embossing powder with you to our Workshop.
Stop by or call the LBH to reserve your seat...seating is limited.
Be Crafty!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

CHA Prizes: Final Round!

Hello my dear friends!!  Well, I have packed up the Final Round of CHA Prize Give-Aways and it's time to make a few lucky commenters SmiLe and SquEal with JoY when they see thier name was drawn!!

I want to send out a huge ThAnK YoU to all of you for following along with us on our CHA adventure and for taking the time out to post your comments. You are the reason that the Little Blue House exists and I so appreciate each and every one of YOU!!!

Tonight's give aways consist once again of Bags o' Goodies....and the WINNERS are..............

melanie duncan
heather ales
terri d
Congratulations to all of our CHA Winners!
Please contact or stop by the LBH to claim your Goodie Bag!
Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals

New Layouts have been added to our LBH Buffet Workshops!

Calling all Scrapper's!!!
We have just added three NEW layouts at the LBH...Pretty in Pink, Lucky Me, and True Blue Friends. Each of these layouts can be created at any of our LBH Buffets or purchased as take-home Kits. Each kit will include BluePrints (a.k.a. step by step instructions & pic's). Our LBH Buffet dates are listed on our calendar. Just click the tab above to view our February and March calendars.

 To see more photo's, click the tab that says LBH Buffet Projects.
Stop by or give us a call to reserve your Layout or purchase your Kit.

Happy Scrapping!
Miss Tracy :)
& the LBH Gals

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The Little Blue House
118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Front Porch Design Team Call

The official countdown has begun for the launch of our 2012 Front Porch Kits...The first Kit release will be happening soon!!!
I want to personally thank all of you who have ordered FP Kits and hope you have enjoyed creating with them as much as I have!

The Front Porch is looking for NEW Design Team members and Guest Designers. If you are interested, please email me the following information:

*Three Project Photos that best represent your unique style
*List your past & present Design Team commitments
*Send a link to your blog or other online gallery
*Share a little something about yourself and why you would like to design for Front Porch Kits

This call is open to all and international applicants are encouraged to apply as well. Please send your submissions by Wednesday 2/22 to the following email address:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Join us for Card Keeper's this Thursday!

Card Keeper's Workshop
Come create two unique cards in this Specialty Card Workshop! This month we will be creating two Unique Cards designed with art metal. These cards are so much fun to make and I will show you a fabulous NEW enameling technique too! Here are the cards you will create in our February Card Keeper's Workshop:

Designed by: Miss Tracy :)

Take a look at this fabulous card when it's opened... 

Card Keepers Workshop:
Join us as we work with Art Metal!
Thurs. 2/16
Cost: $15
Instructor: Miss Tracy :)
(Please bring your heat tool and your basics)

Stop by or call the LBH to reserve your seat for this NEW workshop. (817) 431-7930

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CHA Prize Give-Aways: Round #3

Hello again my Friends!!!

Miss Tracy here to give away MORE PRIZES!!!
...but first...I want to thank all of you who came by the HouSe today! It was great to see you and I hope you had fun making our "Sweet" Treat Tag.

Our "Sweetheart of a Sale" will continue through Valentine's Day so if you didn't make it by today, there's still time to take advantage of the Sweet Savings! Our SALE hours will be Monday 3p-9p and Tuesday 10a-5p.

I have some great prizes to give away tonight! Thanks to some of our generous vendors! First up...Two lucky commenters will be receiving a beautiful stamp from LaBlanche.
The wonderful folks over at Sizzix have given us this FabuLouS Die Set to give one of YOU!
Another lucky commenter will receive this Knock Outs Punch made by American Crafts!
Here's another couple of goodies from our friend Tim Holtz! One of YOU will be going home with a set of his District Market Cards and his District Market Matchbook Notepad!

Our Round #3 Prize Winners are....

LaBlanche Stamps:
Linn B.
Karen E.

Sizzix Die Set:

American Crafts KnockOuts Punch:

Tim Holtz District Market Goodies:
Lynette Chiles

Congratulations to all of you! There's still ONE more round of CHA Prize Give-Aways yet to stay tuned! The next time it could be your name that I'm typing  :)

Have you had a chance to check out our LittleBlueHouseTV channel on YouTube??? You can check it out HERE...
We have 2 CHA Photo Reels up and more to follow...check it out! We have also linked up to some of our favorite celeb videos and demo's so you can catch a look at them there too!

Have a GreAt WeeKenD!!
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sweetheart of a SALE!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Little Blue House!
Announcing our Sweetheart of a SALE!!!
Sat. 2/11 thru Tues. 2/14

Collections & Embellishments from MANY of your favorite companies will be 40% OFF!
 "Sweet" Prize Give-Aways for you to enjoy too!!

...AND...It gets better...
We have a Valentine Treat for YOU!

Sat. 2/11 from Noon-4pm
"Sweet Treat" Tag
(available while supplies last)

While you're here you can check out all of the NEW collections that have been rolling in since our return from CHA!
Here's a peek at the most recent arrival from Echo Park...
This & That (Graceful & Charming)

We also have two NEW mini tag sets available for our Words for All Seasons Blocks & Base. They will be on display Saturday 2/11!

Hope you will make plans to join us!!!
Big Hugs!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CHA Prize Winners: Round #2

Welcome back to the LBH Blog!
I have some great prizes to give away tonight! (and more to come...yay!) First, I want to let everyone know that we have set up a collection of our CHA photos on our NEW YouTube Channel....LittleBlueHouseTV!  You can check it out here...our CHA photo collection will be available to view Thursday morning!

It is rather lengthy...even after I cut out several of the photos....but it's worth the watch! Hope you enjoy it!
Now on to tonight's Prize Give-Aways...
Lookie, lookie.... I have 3 Tim Holtz Ideology Messenger Bags that will be going home with 3 lucky commenters...

I have 2 QuickStick Pens from LifeStyle Crafts to give away...

I love these babies!!!! Very soon we will have these
 in the HoUsE to sell!!!


Graphic 45 has given me an 8x8 pad and chipboard embellishments from their NEW (super adorable) collection...Little Darlings! Some lucky commenter will be excited to take this home!

Are there any BoBunny fans out there?!?!?!

 I have a set of all the papers from BoBunny's NEW Serenity collection to give away...

Okay...let's get this show on the road and announce some WinNeRs!!!

Tim Holtz Ideology Messenger Bag Winners:
Natalie S

QuickStick Pens Winners:
Cheryl Crocker

Little Darlings Winner:
Linda Hahn
BoBunny Serenity Winner:
mommy meggie

Congratulations to all of tonight's WinNers!!!
Please stop by or contact the LBH to claim your prize.
 (Prizes must be claimed by Sat. 2/11)

Stay tuned my friends...
Round #3 of CHA Prize Give-Aways will be posted tomorrow!!!!
I still have lots to share with ya...
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)
p.s. Don't forget to check out LittleBlueHouseTV 
on Thursday morning!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CHA PriZe WinNeRs: Round #1

Hello LBH Family!!!!
I'm thrilled to be back home and even more thrilled to announce our 1st round of CHA Prize Winners!!!!
10...that's right 10 lucky commenters from our CHA Adventure: Day #1 post have been randomly selected and will receive a Vendor bag filled with a few papers, embellishments, artsy goodies, promotional goodies, etc. which were generously donated by our wonderful vendors at CHA!!!

Kristy @ NexttoHeaven
DeeDee J

Didn't win this time?!?!?
 No worries, we still have Round #2, #3, and #4 yet to come!
So keep your comments coming...We LOVE reading them!
Congrats again to ToniGht's WinNeRs....
Please stop by or contact the Little Blue House to claim your prize.
 Prizes must be claimed by Saturday 2/11.
Become a follower of the LBH Blog today to ensure that you don't miss out on our upcoming Prize Announcements :)
Big Hugs to All!
Your Champion DayDreamer...
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

CHA Adventure: Flashback to Day #5

Happy Day to All!  I'm backing up in time for today's post...I wanted to share with you some of our highlights of Day #5 at CHA...It was another whirlwind day. Here are a few pic's of us outside the showroom floor waiting for the doors to OpeN, OpeN, OpeN!

We were all having a little too much anxious to get inside!!!

For me a good part of this day was spent running through booths with some of my awesome Rep's and dashing to appointments....trying to soak up everything I could see in between!!!....and boy oh boy....was there a lot to soak up! Wonderful new products and amazing sample projects at every turn!

Here a few pic's of some of the gorgeous new glass glitters and fragments coming out by Stampendous...

Elaine kept running her fingers through all the jars of Mica Flakes on their display...
They have a new goodie called Color Fragments...can't wait for them to come in so we can show you! They will be great addition to some of our Spring Projects!
And we all fell in love with this unique display piece they had in their booth...
One of the many, many highlights on our CHA Adventure was visiting the Heidi Swapp booth! I for one, am so excited that she is returning to the "scrappy" side of crafting! Here are a few peeks inside her booth...

While I was busy ordering EvEryThiNg in Heidi's new Lines...(I had very little self-control here)...the LBH gals enjoyed a Make & Take project with Heidi...

You will love her NEW Memory Files....and oh SO SO SO much MORE!!! Welcome back Heidi!!!

Christy Tomlinson, (LOVE her work) has now come out with her own line of products...Here is a look at one of her sample projects and pictures of her new line...

She has beautiful papers, embellishments, and a new line of stamps! We're gonna have some ArTsy FUN with these when they arrive at the LBH!!!!

Here is a look at a NEW collection from Little Yellow of my favorites is called  Saturdays...

and you will love the NEW Brag Books and Accessory Kits by Fancy Pants....
They are definitely something to "BrAg" about!!!
and here is a peek at their NEW Wave Searcher Collection...(or as I like to call it,,, the OP line)....I kid you not, I had an OP t-shirt back in the 80's that had the same graphic on it as the paper in the top right corner...only my shirt was white....I love this line!
Any Fabric Junkies out there?!?!?!   Well, I am a self-confessed fabric junkie and I'm so happy to announce that the Little Blue House will be bringing in some beautiful bundles of fabulous fabric from my good friends at ADORNit!  Allison helped us make some awesome selections and even better she and her Mom will be here for GASC and want to stop by and teach a Specialty Workshop at the LBH!!! I'll post more info about is as the time drawers closer.

Amidst the dashing about from appt. to appt. we took a little time out for a quick photo shoot at the I Love to Create Booth...What fun!!!! We chose the signs that we thought fit us the best...

What a bunch of silly girls...we have the BEST team ever!!!!

Here's another crafty treat from Seven's their NEW ticket holder...
Bazzill Paper released Margie's NEW's so pretty...
Bazzill is also now producing 24x12 sheets of cardstock....That's a whopper of a sheet!!!
So many incredible layouts....everywhere we turned!!!!

Kristyn and I are working on a slide show presentation for you, so we can share many more photos and loads of inspiration with you! So please stay tuned....we have much more to share!!!

I want to share a few more with you...this is us with our wonderful hostess Mrs. Rogers. I want to personally thank her again for her generosity and all the kindness she showed us during our stay!

So it's time to wrap it up....thanks for reading the post! I hope you are enjoying the memories we have shared with you....I loved reading your comments on our "Packing Up" post...and I look forward to seeing many more comments!  Our official CHA give-Aways will begin this Monday so PLEASE....RUN don't WALK to the comments section and post away!!!
I have SO many prizes to share!!!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)
P.S. Here's a look at the view from within the Sardine Machine...