Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Grand Reveal Day..."Just Add Water" Front Porch Kit!

Oh HaPPy DaY!!! The wait is finally over and I can now reveal the NEW Front Porch Kit release..."Just Add Water"!!!

This kit is filled with an ocean of variety! You will love the textures and unique color combo's...and I especially love the versatility! You  can create something comfy & casual to something formal & chic...and all you need to do is "Just add Water"!!!....Whether it be Bath Time, a Stroll on the Beach, Splashing in a Puddle, WaterPark wonders, Cruising, or just Watering the yard...haha! 
This kit will be your creative "life-saver"!

 You will want to "dive" right in to all the wonderful goodies from some of your favorite companies like Webster's Pages, Maya Road, Graphic 45, Bazzill, Lily Bee, Ten Seconds Studio, FabScraps, and so many more! The color palette is so soothing with the warmth of the sandtones, sweet sunset colors, and the refreshing blue hues. It's certain to help you beat the heat this summer!

I'm also happy to introduce our Special Guest...Callie CatchAll! She is the canvas bag that is in your kit. Callie has been used in multiple ways by our Design Team and she can't wait for YOU to give her a Creative Make-Over!

When you purchase your "Just add Water" Kit, you will also recieve a BluePrint Guide with complete instructions and photos to create the following projects...Two 12x12 double layouts, One fabulous Minibook, and a very unique Callie Project! 

Here is your first looksie at this spectacular kit! 
It was really difficult to get it all in one photo...

Here are a few closer shots of some of the details...

The "Just Add Water" Design Board and several of our DT projects are now on display at the Little Blue House! Stop by when you can to see all the Inspiration. If you want to be inspired immediately...run, don't walk to our "Just Add Water" Inspiration Gallery located on the LBH website. 
The FP Design Team projects are fabulous!! 

I have one fun addition to tell you about!
Starting with this kit, you will recieve the specific titles and cut images on all of the BluePrint projects. For example, here are the two double layouts that are featured in your "Just add Water" BluePrint Guide...

You will recieve the 3 piece SandDollar and the "Just add Water" title along with the templates for the Splashes...This way you can complete your Layouts and other projects with ease!
We hope you enjoy this added benefit!

There are two other projects featured in your BluePrints Guide...this FabuLouS Water Play Minibook...

Here's a peek at a few pages inside...

You can see all the pages of the minibook on the LBH website :)

You will also recieve BluePrints to transform your Callie CatchAll into this adorable "Play" Activity Bag...

When you open up your Activity Bag, you will find a Colorful custom Checkerboard on one side...

A Dry Erase Doodle Board on the other side....Perfect for playing games or just doodling....Super easy clean up too! Dry erase just wipes clean with paper towel or napkin...and you will create a special pouch for your game pieces!

Remember, today is the FINAL DAY to post your comments! I will be drawing one lucky commenter at random to WIN a FREE 
"Just add Water" Kit!

So what are you waiting for??...Purchase your "Just add Water" kit today and enjoy making a creative Splash into your Summer Paper crafting Projects! Kits are limited and available only while supplies last...so don't delay, purchase yours today before they all "float" away. You can purchase your kit online or simply stop by or call the LBH and we will be happy to reserve one for you!

Thanks so much for following our posts and 
Thank You for your business!
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)
& the Front Porch gals

P.S. Be sure to swim on over to the Design Team member's blogs to see some of their "Just Add Water" creations :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Another Quick Peek....from "Just Add Water"

Happy Weekend!!!
Only two more days until the Grand Reveal of our newest Front Porch Kit release....
"Just Add Water" is ready to make it's Big Splash into your Paper Crafting Projects!  Here is another great peek from the "Just Add Water" Design Board...

The "Just Add Water' Design Board will be on display at the Little Blue House this Tuesday! Make plans to stop by and see it...pictures never do it justice. 

Remember to post your comments here for a chance to WIN a FREE kit...I will be drawing the lucky winner this Tuesday after the Grand Reveal and announce on Wednesday! 

We are currently packing all the kits...so that we can "float" them over to your Front Porch this week!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. How many hot glue sticks do you think it takes to complete a Design Board??????

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Front Porch Sneak Peek: Day 2

Thanks for joining us once again on
The Front Porch of the Little Blue House!

It's Day 2 of our Sneak Peek Posts of our newest Front Porch Kit...Just add WaTer! You will love the refreshing color palette... the warmth of the sand tones and sunset hues within the kit are a perfect compliment to the Splish Splashin' shades of blue!

This kit is swimming with Creative Potential and you will love the unique textures, fabrics, and other goodies in your Just add Water Kit! Here is your Peek for Day 2:

Your head will be swimming with all kinds of Creative Ideas and if you are still searching for more...look no further than our Just Add Water BluePrint Guide which you will receive with the purchase of your kit. Your FP BluePrint Guide will include step by step tutorials and photos for several projects all made from your Just add Water Kit. 

Pre-orders have begun and there will be another Sneak Peek posted tomorrow...so stay tuned in! Also, be sure to leave a comment on any of the sneak peek posts for a chance to win a free Just add Water Kit!

and here's a bonus peek...

Thanks for reading and have a Wonderful Weekend!!!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Be sure to check out the other FP DT members blogs to see their Sneakers...Check the blog roll on the right and click the links to visit them!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Front Porch Sneak Peek: Day 1

Good Morning Friends!!!

I'm so excited to announce that there is a NEW Front Porch Kit being released and today begin's our Sneak Peek Posts! Each day from now through Monday, we and our fellow Front Porch Design Team Members will be posting some sneak peeks of our projects and the wonderful products that are featured in our
Just Add Water Kit this month!

Our Sneak Peek posts here on the LBH blog are made even better because we always give our viewers a chance to WIN a Free KIT!

How do you get the chance to WIN???
Simply become a follower and leave a comment each day on any of our Sneak Peek Posts and you will be entered into our drawing for a FREE kit...it's that easy!
Just Add Water is sure to make a creative SplAsH in your paper crafting world and we hope you enjoy your first peek...

Pre-orders begin today! Here is how you can order:
Stop by or call the Little Blue House
118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930
You can place your order online @

Stay tuned....More great Sneeks soon to come!!!
Miss Tracy & the Front Porch Gals

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Card Keeper's Workshop

If you like to make cards or would like to learn some NEW techniques, then you should join us at the 
Little Blue House
for our
Card Keeper's Workshop!
This month come make these fun, interactive cards that will set hearts in motion! You will love the "magic motion" that occurs when you open each card! Stop by the LBH to see...the cards are there on display.

Magic Motion Cards 

Card Keeper's Workshop
Instructor: Elaine Howell
10am-1pm and 6p-9p
Cost to attend: $15

Please stop by or contact the LBH at 817-431-7930 to reserve your seat. Please bring your basics with you when you come to class.

I can't wait to get "moving" with you this Tuesday!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blue Crew Product Review: Distress Markers

Hey Everyone! The Blue Crew is Back with another Product Review just for YOU!

This Blue Crew Product Review is all about Distress Markers...

Tim Holtz Distress Markers are water-based inks for coloring, journaling, stamping and more. The dual tip markers are ideal for many coloring techniques. Distress Markers are available to match the Distress palette of 36 color and White Picket Fence.

• Acid free, non-toxic
• Available in Distress 37 color palette
• Available open stock or in canister set
• Use brush tip for coloring, stamping and shading

"I love the fact that they react with water but stay color pure!...They blend beautifully with the water pens by Ranger. I also love that the distress ink in the marker can be embossed when wet. One more plus...Distress Ink stays wet longer so I have more time to color my stamps with the markers....One hot breath and the ink is immediately re-activated! I get great results with my colored stamp every time!"  Miss Tracy

Here is a great video from the "Tim"ster himself about these fabulous markers...If you have a few minutes to spare...I highly recommend you watch it to learn more.
Distress Marker Basics Video w/ Tim Holtz

Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy the video!
The Blue Crew

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tacky Tie Challenge

Good Morning,

Over Fathers Day weekend,
 The Little Blue House
sent out a challenge to our crafters.
Create Something from an Old "Tacky" Tie.  Anything you wanted, No Rules! Doesn't that sound fun?
We got some amazing returns too, but before we show you the submissions and winners, here's what some of the Front Porch Design Team members created.

I made a wristlet for my iPhone with mine


And here are some of the entries from our wonderful crafters...

Sandy Wyant

 Kelly Bailey

Dee Dee Johnson

These are some great ideas!  
The LBH Gals love to see the creativity of our customers!

We would like to extend a special prize to
Sandy, Pattie, Dee Dee, and Kelly for submitting these wonderful tacky tie projects!

Please stop by or contact the Little Blue House to claim your prize.

Keep Creating!
LBH Gals

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Look What's New at the LBH

Calling all Travelers!
Look what's new at The Little Blue House !

Little Yellow Bicycle-
ESCAPE Collection
 Happy Travels Collection

Kaiser Craft-
Check In Collection

Travel on over to see all these great new collections! They will be perfect for your Vacation or Stay-Cation Photos and Projects!We have some NEW Travel Inspired Class Offerings too...Here's a peek at a couple of them...
 "Going Places" Minibook
LBH Buffet or Kit $35

"Remember This" Altered Shadowbox
LBH Buffet: Cost $55

Also...for ALL you DISNEY FANS...
We will be having a DISNEY PAGE-A-THON!
Thursday, August 16th
We will create a unique 12x12 Disney Inspired Double Layout each hour. You must reserve your seats for each hourly session.

LO #1 - 10a-11a
LO #2 - 11a-Noon
LO #3 - Noon-1p
LO #4 - 1p-2p
Break for lunch
LO #5 - 5p-6p
LO #6 - 6p-7p
LO #7 - 7p-8p
LO #8 - 8p-9p

Disney Pages are $15 per layout. Seating will be limited. Kit purchases are okay while supplies last.

Hope to see you in the HouSe this week!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)