Thursday, March 15, 2012

Introducing the NEW Front Porch Design Team!

It's my great pleasure and honor to introduce to you our NEW Front Porch Design Team for 2012! 

I received so many submissions from so many talented me, the decision was quite difficult to make...but it had to be made and here are the results of my search! 
 I'll kick things off with a little intro about me...

My name is Tracy Pounds...but "Miss Tracy" is what most people call me! I am married to Scott and have 5 fabulous kiddos and 1 adorable GrandBoy! I have the great privilege of being the Owner and Creative Director of the Little Blue House in Keller, TX which is the proud home of Front Porch Kits! I personally hand-pick each item that goes into these kits and you'll find that I L-O-V-E texture! So you will see lots of it in the FP Kits. You see, I'm a crafter at heart and love scrapbooking too, so it was important to me to have the FP Kits appeal to both the Scrapper and the Crafter! I also L-O-V-E will you when you see some of the unepected goodies in your kits. I'm super excited to be apart of these great designers and want to welcome them to our Front Porch family! Check out my blog at

Hi, I'm Roxanne and I'm married, work full time as a graphic designer, and have 2 young boys who are my inspiration for creating and preserving our memories! I also provide photography for couples and families as a side business. And I love to make cards, mini albums (my favorite!), and altered items. I'm addicted to paper and stamps of course! Check out my blog at

My name is Valerie Bishop and I've been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 29 years! We have 3 kids, one off and married, one off at college, and the youngest is still in high school. I live in Central Arkansas, but I'm originally from the gulf coast of Mississippi - I'll always be coastal girl!! I've been scrapbooking since 2006, when I helped out at my youngest daughter's girl scout crop night. I've been hooked ever since! I love to cut up patterned paper and then layer on the goodies!! I'm just so honored to be chosen to be a part of the Front Porch Design team!! Check out my blog at

Hello, Elaine here... I love designing with the Front Porch Kit. It always contains so many beautiful papers, embellishments and especially those surprise items. I have been in love with crafty things for as long as I can remember. My addiction to card making and scrapbooking began about ten years ago. My motto, "Everything looks better with glitter" and my confession is "I have a glitter abuse problem.  Here’sa little about me...I am married to Dan, my college sweetheart, the mother of Jonathan and Kristen...and two furry kitties.  I design and teach for The Little Blue House in Keller , Texas. I am so blessed to be a part of this design team. Check out my blog at

My name is Danielle Wycough, and I am very excited to be a part of the Design Team. I live in Texas with my sweet husband and our 5 littles. Their ages are 15, 12, 10, 8, and 7. I am beyond blessed! I started into the world of paper crafting five years ago with a scrapbook for a Christmas gift. I loved how I could capture the simple everyday moments of our lives in a book, and personalize it however I saw fit. That was all it took. Just some pretty paper and a little glue. Since then, I discovered card making and it quickly became an obsession. My favorite part of creating a card is that moment when the recipient opens it. The smiles, tears, laughs, and hugs I have received are priceless! I have been honored to be on a variety of Design Teams, and I have had many of my cards published. I look forward to working with the Front Porch Kits, and I hope that I can inspire and motivate you as well. Check out my blog at

Hello...Lynette here. On my blog there is a quote: Life is all about using the whole box of crayons. I really try to do just that. I have tried many venues in the craft industry, spending twenty years in the quilt industry. My greatest accomplishment thus far is being married 42 years ( and counting ) and having 3 ( now grown ) children. Next, co-authoring a book ,  for Better Homes and Gardens,  titled 501 Quilt Blocks. About 12 years ago, I began scrapbooking and other related mixed media. As a new member of The Front Porch Kit design team, I am stretching and leaning as I create and design using the products provided in the FPK. JOIN ME IN MY JOURNEY...Check out my blog at

Greetings! I am Jing Jing Nickel. Pronounce it like there are nickels in your pocket making that jingling noise! :) I have been scrapbooking since 1999. Back then it was the most perfect extension of my love for traveling and travel photography. Then with the birth of my first child, a new dimension of scrapbooking as well as a new realm of creative possibilities was born with her. Today and every day, I scrap my family, my trips, and my family on trips. No matter what my subjects are, I always stylize them with some humor :) While I am not scrapbooking, I also work full time as an I.T. engineer. Check out my blog at

Hi!  My name is Jaclyn Hatcher, and I'm a minister's wife and mom to 3 boys.  We live in a wonderful little town called Sugar Hill, just north of Atlanta, Georgia.  I love all things paper and interior decorating, and am happiest when I get to combine the two. :) Before we moved here I had the privilege of working alongside Tracy for several was so much fun!  Thrilled to be a part of the design team for Front Porch Kits, and thankful for how it keeps me connected to the Little Blue House girls. Check out my blog at

I am a mixed-media artist who has dabbled in artistic and creative pursuits my entire life. I love sharing art through teaching and watching students' creativity blossom. My passion is exploring new techniques and altering the ordinary into something new and extraordinary. I am currently a designer and instructor at The Little Blue House and am thrilled to continue as a feature designer for Front Porch Kits! Join me on this artful journey...Check out my blog at 

My name is Robyn Schaub, I live in Dallas, Texas, with two sweet and clever little girls, a very patient husband and two rescued dogs that are now quite spoiled. I've been scrapbooking for over eight years and my work has been published in several magazines, including Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc. and Scrapbook Trends. I don't consider myself an artist – more of a visual reporter who always has a camera in-hand and a stash of pretty paper waiting back home. My philosophy is to "keep it real and keep it fun" because my pages reflect who I am. Check out my blog at 

I guess you could say I have been paper crafting since Kindergarten and have never stopped. Living in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with my family provides a lot of inspiration and keeps me busy. Not to mention my "real job" as an educator in our local school district. However, scrapbooking is definitely my favorite way to channel creative energy and to share ideas with others. Check out my blog at

Hi, there.  My name is Kristy Fey and my very first scrapbook was a tribute to The New Kids On The Block way back in 1990!  These days I scrap to leave a legacy for my sweet little family!  We have recently relocated to New Braunfels, Texas where I spend most of my days playing with my kids and making stuff!  Nothing gets me going like pretty paper, ribbon scraps, and some paint, which makes me thrilled to be a part of the Fort Porch Kit team!! Check out my blog at

Hello, my name is Rhonda Merry. I am a scrapbooker and crafter.  I have dabbled in many hobbies over the years but the paper crafting world has been my favorite by far.  I am currently working with my friend, Tracy Pounds, at the Little Blue House in Keller, TX. I am so excited to be part of this awesome Design team and I love designing with all the goodies... especially the unexpected items in my Front Porch Kit! Check out my blog at

Hi name is Jennie McGarvey and I'm a stay at home mom of 3 boys recently transplanted from Southern California to Southern Indiana.  I've been scrapping about 11 years but decided to get involved online in January 2011.  When I'm not scrapping I love to shop, read and volunteer in my boys' classrooms. Check out my blog at

Hello...I'm Erica. When I moved to TX 12 years ago, a friend introduced me to scrapbooking and I have been hooked ever since. A few years ago, I started making cards, home decor, and altered projects. I've found this is where my true passion lies. I am always creating something and love using vintage items in my projects - photos, buttons, ephemera - you name it. My favorite supply is old sheet music. And of course, glitter. I live in North Richland Hills with my husband David and our three cats. We love to travel and spend time with our nieces and nephew.  They have quickly become the only subjects of my scrapbooking! Check out my blog at

My name is Jennifer Yates and I am a current member of the FP Team! I'm thrilled to be designing for Front Porch Kits and love the unique items that Miss Tracy gives us to create with! I'm married and have two great kids, Mason and Marin...You will see them featured on my work! I hope you will be inspired by my Front Porch creations! I can't wait to get my hands on the next one! Check out my blog at

Thanks for reading about the NEW Team and I hope you will hop along and check out their personal blogs! Be sure you become a follower here on the LBH blog today and prepare to Be InSpiReD by these incredibly talented Front Porch Gals...They will be posting  their creations here and they will be featured in our Front Porch Inspiration Gallery on our website at

I hope you will join me in welcoming them and making them feel at home here at the Little Blue House!

Keep Creating,

Miss Tracy :)


  1. Wow.. what a very fun lineup of talent... I wouldn't expect anything less... The Little Blue House is always cutting edge... looking forward to visiting all your blogs and learning all your styles...and seeing so many fun creations... Nice to meet all y'all.. :D

  2. Welcome and Welcome Back to our FPK designers. My anticipation is already growing for the next kit. Thanks for joining us. It's going to be GrEaT!!

  3. Welcome to everyone! Looks like a lot of fun and creative gals. Congrats to the new and returning DT members!

  4. congrats to Jennie!!! we have mutual friends in CA! looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations the team brings to these awesome FPK!!!

  5. Congrats to all of the LBH Design Team members! I'm looking forward to your inspiration.

  6. Welcome to all the designers of FPK's - Miss Tracy put together a fantastic team & I can't wait to be inspired by all of you. Now that I finally made my 1st project from the recent FPK, I won't hesitate to open those boxes & cut, paste & enjoy the projects made from them.


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