Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Sizzle Open House

Please join us as we celebrate the arrival of Summer!
Summer Sizzle
Open House @ the LBH
Tues. 5/29 & Wed. 5/30 10am to 8pm
summer oh

Come see the New Collections from your favorite companies, like Simples Stories, Echo Park, BoBunny, and more!! :)
All New Class Projects, Layouts, Mini Books, and Home Decor you will love!
 Enjoy some Hot prize Give-Aways and Refreshing Treats!
We also have a SuNsational Make & Take for you to enjoy!
Hope to see you then!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Join us for our
Memorial Day Weekend...
We are celebrating this Weekend with a
Scraptastic SALE!
3 Days ONLY...
Thursday 10a-9p
Friday 10a-9p
Saturday 10a-5p
ALL Paper Collections & Coordinating Embellishments will be 40% OFF!!!!
Come shop with us and SAVE!!!

Mark your Calendars!!!

summer oh
Summer Sizzle
Open House
Tues. 5/29 & Wed. 5/30
10am to 8pm
Please join us as we celebrate
the arrival of Summer! Come see the new collections, new class projects, and enjoy some hot prize give-aways and refreshing treats!
We also have a SuNsational Make & Take
 for you to enjoy!
Hope to see you then!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New LBH Buffet Projects just released...

Are you "Proud to be Artsy"???
I am and I hope you are too!!
Come get "Artsy" with us in one of our LBH Creative Buffets! We have just added three fabulous NEW projects to our current Buffet Project offerings. You may reserve these projects beginning this week in any of our LBH Creative Buffets. 

The first two projects are actually inspiration projects that were designed from our NEW Sew Artsy Front Porch Kit. Take a looksie...

This project has to be one of my all time fav's...You will love working with sewing pattern tissue and creating faux tiles for your canvas and you will learn how easy it is to antique measuring tape and use it in a fun, playful way! You may switch up your papers on this project if you have a certain color scheme in mind. 

"How do you Measure Love"
12x24 Chunky Canvas
Cost: $55

Designed by: Tracy Pounds (Miss Tracy)

If you would like to learn more about Mixed Media Art...consider signing up for this wonder! You will have so much fun playing with a multitude of mediums, loads of stamping and layering techniques, stenciling tips, and "Sew" much more...

"Sew Artsy"
11x14 Mixed Media Canvas
Cost: $35
Designed by: Susan Tidwell

Want to know more about Melt Art??
 If so, you will love this project...This is our version of a Melt Art Class Project that Elaine took from the "Tim"ster back in the Fall. We have so many tips to share with you about UTEE, shrink plastic, stamping and coloring techniques, and working with the Melting Pot by Ranger. Super cool project!
"Melt Art Magic"
8x8 Chunky Canvas
Cost: $40
Designed by: Elaine Howell

Stop by to see these inspiring projects and check out all the other Buffet Projects that are currently available. If you have any questions about our Buffets, please let us know.
Keep Creating and come Get Artsy at the LBH!
Miss Tracy :)

There are just a few changes in our LBH Studio
that we want you to be aware of...
- Payment is required for class or kits the day of sign up or order request. 
You can sign up for classes or order kits at the LBH or over the phone.
-Our LBH Buffet Class time is from 10am-2pm and 5pm-9pm
 The LBH Studio will be closed from 2:30- 4:30pm on LBH Buffet
days for clean up and reset for PM class.
If you are not able to finish your project in our class time you are welcome to
schedule another date at the front desk.
-Please reserve your seats 48 hours in advance of your desired Buffet date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free let us know.
Call at 817-431-7930.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Join me for Card Keeper's!

This month in Card Keeper's I will be taking you on an interesting journey and we will be exploring the "Wonders of Wood"!

"Wonders of Wood" Cards
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)

I will show you how to incorporate actual 
real wood sheets into your card -making! 

You will love the look and have fun playing with lots of other mediums in this class...such as Distress Stains, H2O's, even Crayons...that's right...Crayons...Plus much more!

Here's a closer look at the three cards you will be creating in this month's Card Keeper's Workshop:

The details are breathtaking and these real wood sheets are so adaptable and fun to design with!

Card Keeper's Workshop
Thursday, May 24th
Cost: $15
Instructor: Miss Tracy :)
Please bring your Basics, Heat Gun, and Sanding Tool.

Please stop by the LBH to see these beauties in person and reserve your seat for this Workshop. You may also reserve your seat over the phone...give us a call at (817) 431-7930.

I "wood" love to see you in class!!! 

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"SeW" Artsy WINNERS!!!!!

Good Morning Friends!
Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about our new "Sew" Artsy Front Porch Kit!!! I have loved reading them!!!

We have chosen a WINNER...Congratulations to...
Erin Berg
Congrats Erin! Please contact us to claim your "Sew" Artsy Kit! 

I am also giving away another kit to a very special person...I would personally like to thank...Kelly Bailey...for assisting us in acquiring all the vintage sewing treasures in the kit. Kelly's Mother sewed for the public for several years in the late 60's and early 70's. Some of the vintage findings and fabric in your "Sew" Artsy Kit were her's. I think it will make your Mother proud Kelly to know that some of her things are now being brought to new life and will be treasured by others for years to come!

Hattie Hoop
Designed By: Liz Qualman

The "Sew" Artsy Inspiration Gallery is complete!
Click here to view and prepare to be InSpiRed!!!

If you have already ordered your "Sew" Artsy Kit...and selected the  "store pick up" option, I'm happy to report that your kits are ready and waiting for you at the LBH! Stop by and pick yours up today!

Kits are still available to see the entire kit and list of here!

Thank you for your business and more importantly, your friendship! Have a creative day!

Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Sew" Artsy Front Porch Kit: Grand Reveal!

Welcome to the Grand Reveal Day of our Newest release from...
We have all been counting down the minutes to this very moment and I'm "sew" excited to finally show you this adorable ensemble which has been hand selected just for you!

 This unique kit is a wonderful blend of fabulous papers, fun embellies, tons of textiles and charming, one-of-a-kind vintage treasures! It is truly bursting at the seams with creative possibilities! It features a bright, cheerful color palette, perfect for creating happy projects and preserving happy memories! 

Introducing your "Sew" Artsy Kit:


You can see some more close up picturesimages and view the full content list of "Sew" Artsy
 on the LBH website at

When you purchase your “Sew” Artsy kit you will also receive a “Sew” Artsy BluePrint Guide. This Guide will include step-by-step instructions on how to create 7 unique projects from your kit. Here are a couple of the BluePrint projects...

"Be Inspired" Altered Hoop
Designed by: Miss Tracy 

I would like to introduce you to our Guest Surface in this fabulous kit...Say hello to Hattie Hoop! She is looking forward to coming home with you! Hattie has been transformed in countless ways by our FP will love their creations!

Here's another BluePrint project...

 AND if you are still seeking even more inspiration!!!!...Look no further than our “Sew” Artsy Inspiration Gallery and prepare to be AmAzeD and InSpiReD!!! Our Front Porch Design Team is “Sew” talented…be sure to check it out! The "Sew" Artsy Inspiration Gallery can be found on the LBH website. We are loading projects as quickly as we can...we should have everything loaded by Wednesday! 
Thanks for your patience...Here's a peek at 2 Inspiration projects...

 Because of the unique nature of some of the items in this kit, it will only be available while supplies last. So don’t delay, order your “Sew” Artsy kit today to ensure that it makes its way from our Front Porch to yours. 

Stop by the LBH to see the Design Board, BluePrint Projects, and a multitude of Inspiration Projects...They are all on display now! You can order at the LBH or you can order your "Sew" Artsy Kit online at

 Stay true to your passion—Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. One Lucky Commenter will be chosen today to WIN a FREE Kit...I will post the WINNER's name tomorrow...
Good Luck!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Front Porch Sneak Peek: Day #3

Happy Monday Friends!

Thank you for joining us once again on the
Little Blue House blog!
Are you excited??? Only 1 more day until the Grand Reveal of the NEWest release from the Front Porch!

Today is the Final Sneak Peek day and the final day to get those comments in so that you can be entered into our drawing for a FREE Sew Artsy Kit! For more chances to WIN...You can post multiple comments on multiple days!
 Good Luck to you! 

I hope you have enjoyed hopping around to all of our Designer's blogs and checking out their peeks! They will be posting more today and the full reveal of their projects will be available for you to see on their blogs and in the Sew Artsy Inspiration Gallery which is located on the LBH website at

Today, I have a couple more peeks of the Sew Artsy Design Board to share with you. This design board is over-flowing with all the goodies that are in your Sew Artsy Kit. It will be on display at the LBH and on the website this Tuesday, May 15th...yay!

There is "sew" much texture in this charming kit...You will love the variety of new, old, canvas, batting, cottons, and even some beautiful, bright, polyester! Talk about a blast from the past...LoL! 

"Sew" many pretties in this fabulous Kit and "Sew" little time to wait for the big reveal...
I'm counting the hours...How about you?!!?

When you purchase your Sew Artsy Front Porch Kit, you will also receive a Sew Artsy BluePrints Guide which will contain step-by-step instructions and photos for 7 unique projects! They will all be on display at the LBH and available to see tomorrow on the website. So what are you waiting for?!?! Start posting those comments now...and what's that?!?! You want to see one more peek?!?!  Okay, you don't have to twist my arm...Here's one more

Have a Marvelous Monday!
Keep your comments coming!
Miss Tracy &

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Front Porch Sneak Peek: Day #2

Welcome Back!
Before I get to "peeking" this morning...I just want to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day! I hope your day is filled with JOY and HaPPiNeSS! Make some wonderful memories today and consider turning that camera around and get a few shots of yourself for a change. Your kiddos may want to actually see some pictures of you in the Scrapbook every once in awhile...LoL!!!

Thank you for returning to Day #2 of our Front Porch Sneak Peeks!

I hope you enjoyed your blog stroll yesterday and will do so again today to see what the Front Porch Designers are Sneeking on their blogs!!! Only two more days and the "Sew Artsy" Inspirational Gallery will be live on the LBH Website...I can't wait for you to see the full reveal of our creations and this fantastic kit! 

This kit is sure to take some of you down a walk on Memory Lane...Several of you made comments about the LaMode Buttons shown yesterday...and guess what?!?! There are "SEW" many treasures in this unique Sew Artsy Kit! 
Take a look at today's first sneaker....

Now how long ago could it have been when you saw patterns priced for a $1.00...You will receive all kinds of "oldies but goodies" in this charming kit! And wait till you see how are designers worked with their sewing patterns, tissue, packaging, etc. I'm telling you right now...Prepare yourselves to be InSpiReD!!

 YOU could be WINNER of this Sew Artsy Kit!!! All you have to do is become a follower of the LBH blog and post a comment on any of the Front Porch Sneak Peek posts. One lucky commenter will be chosen on Tuesday to WIN!

Because it's Mother's Day...I'm adding in one more Sneak Peek for you! Look at these strands of gorgeous vintage's just so sweet to look at right?!?! Even sweeter to design with :)

Again ladies...Have a Wonderful Mother's Day!...and check back with us tomorrow for our final day of Sneak Peeks!

Capture some special moments today!
Miss Tracy &

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Front Porch Sneak Peek: Day #1

Good Morning Friends!
Have you heard the NEWS?!? There's a brand NEW Front Porch kit being released next week...Introducing "Sew" Artsy!

This kit is bursting at the seams with creative possibilities! Today begins the start of our Front Porch Sneak Peeks. Watch the LBH blog closely...I will be posting some "Sneakers" each day for the next 3 days with the full reveal of the "Sew" Artsy kit on Tuesday, May 15th. Our NEW FP Design Team has been hard at work and you will be "Sew" blown away by their amazing creations. Each FP DT member will also be posting sneaks on their blogs too...I encourage you to take a little blog hop and check them out. 

Introducing our Front Porch Gals:

Liz Qualman
Robyn Schaub

Now for the Day #1 Sneak Peek...
Here are a couple of snippets from of the "Sew" Artsy Design Board...lots of unique, one-of-a-kind items in this kit...some from days gone by...This kit is unlike any other! You will love the mix of "old" and "new" and the wonderful textures and papers! Take a looksie...


Would you like to WIN a FREE kit?!?! Simply post a comment on any of our Sneak Peek posts and you will be entered into a drawing to WIN a FREE "Sew" Artsy Kit! 

Pre-orders begin today! You may stop by the LBH or give us a call at (817) 431-7930 to purchase your kit...or if you would rather
 pre-order online, please visit our website at 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Stay tuned...More sneaks on the way...
Miss Tracy :)