Saturday, March 30, 2013

Announcing Nat'l Scrapbook Day Crop Info and May Studio Nights

Hello everyone!
I'm happy to announce our National Scrapbook Day Crop is going to be extra ScrapTastic this year! 
We will be holding our NSD Crop at the Keller RoundHouse! It is located right behind the LBH. This way we can have more space for multiple croppers. You will enjoy a day filled with friends, fellowship, prize give-aways, a free Layout Kit, a fun Make & Take opportunity and MORE!!! ...and the LBH is just a quick walk away so you can frequent back and forth as much as you like.

Every NSD Crop attendee will receive some fabulous FREE goodies from some of your favorite companies!!!

Snacks, Chocolate, and Beverages will be provided throughout the day and Dinner that night will be provided for ALL! 

When: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 9:30am - 11pm
Where: Keller RoundHouse 
(located behind the Little Blue House)
Cost: $40 per cropper

Registration begins at 9am Monday, April 1st. We will be taking reservations by phone only on Monday as the HouSe will be closed to the public that day. Payment is required at the time of reservation. 
(817) 431-7930

Also, our May Studio Nights are now available for reservations. Here are the dates...

Fri. May 10th: 5pm-midnight
Fri. May 17th: 5pm-midnight
Fri. May 31st: 5pm-midnight
Cost: $15 per person

Come shop, crop, and create at the Little Blue House!
We look forward to hearing from YoU!
Happy Scrapping!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Free Project Sheet at the LBH and a personal note from Miss Tracy :)

If you missed out on last Saturday's Make & Take...No worries! I have created a FREE Project Sheet on my "Basket Full of Goodies" project. I'll teach you how to create these adorable Basket Slip Covers step by step. They slide on to a clear pillow box that you can fill with goodies.
These would be cute for all occasions...a Birthday basket, Get Well basket, Congrats basket,...the list could go on and on.
Stop by and get your FREE project sheet and supplies this week at
the Little Blue House!
A Note from Miss Tracy :)

~Dear Friends~

I'm writing to you today to share with you about some changes that will be occurring beginning in April. I have decided it's time for the LBH to spread it's wings and share our creativity with you not only in the HouSe, but now on the WeB. I'm happy to announce that very soon, we will be offering some great Videos online for you to enjoy! We want to expand our business with you and others not local to the LBH through online demo's, tutorials, and classes. In order to do this however, we will need a day to use the studio space at the LBH for staging, recording, etc. I have chosen to close the LBH on Wednesdays to allow us a day to work on our Online Adventures. For those of you who have come to the HouSe on Wednesdays for Open Studio...I want to invite you to Open Studio on Fridays and let you know that we will also be offering Open Studio on some select Tuesdays. Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to sharing our Creativity with you over the web very soon!

Speaking of the web...

Did you know YOU can NOW order all of our LBH Project Kits (layouts, minibooks, tag sets, designer decor, etc.) AND our Page Builder Guides & Page Builder Kits ONLINE?!?! You can visit our website to view and make your selections. We will ship if you need it or you can opt for in-store pick up.


Very soon, you will also be able to purchase featured products from us online as well. Our Online Shop is currently being added too and I will send out an announcement when it is complete and live on the website.

Happy Moments Layout
ALL of our Double Layouts that have been designed for our Creative Buffets are now $20. A great NEW price and kits are also $20 ea. Enjoy the savings friends and thank you for supporting local, small business!!!

Lots of Creativity in Bloom at the LBH! Great Classes, Events, and Fabulous NEW goodies...ALL just for YOU! We want you to be InSpiRed this SpRinG!!!

You can view our March & April calendars HERE. Come plug yourself in for a creative charge, fellowship with friends, learn some new tips and techniques, and find the latest & greatest new products. It's always a great day at the LBH! Come join us!


NEW Arrival in the HOUSE....
Tim Holtz Distress Paints!!!
24 fabulous colors...
The wait is finally over...I can't wait to start playing with these awesome paints!
LOTS OF NEW GOODIES arriving daily!

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you in the HouSe this week!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Distress Paints are in the HouSe!!!

        New Tim Holtz Distress Paints are in the HouSe!
Available in 24 Colors that Coordinate with the Distress Palette.
Distress Paints are very fluid water-based acrylic paints for multiple surfaces. 
These Paints were developed to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Distress Stains-perfect to accomplish a wide variety of artistic techniques.

 You can use the Distress Paints with Stamps, Paper, Wood, Metal, Glass, Plastic and More for a timeless matte finish on craft projects.Distress Paints have a convenient dabber system for easy and mess-free application. 
Check out the Video below for More on Distress Paints by Tim Holtz
These Awesome New Paints are Now Available at The Little Blue House!Come by and get your Paints Today! 
Keep Creating,
the LBH gals

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Join us for Page Builder Day @ the LBH!!!

This Tuesday is Page Builder Day at the
 Little Blue House!

Come join us for a day filled with fellowship, friends, and some good ol' Page Building FuN!!! Come when you can and leave when you must!!! 
The LBH will be open from 10am-9pm. 

If you would like to come and want more info about what Page Builders is all about, click the tab above marked Page Builders. You can get all the info there. 

We still have a few kits available from the last three if you don't have time to cut papers from your own stash, you can build the kits we have prepped just for YoU!!! 

I'll be your hostess and I look forward to seeing you and enjoying some Scraptastic Page Building!!! 
No Reservation required...Just c'mon over...

See you Tuesday!
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Eggstravaganza is Sat. 3/23!!!

Join us for the LBH Eggtravaganza!
Hop on over to the LBH for a Free Easter Make & Take from 10am-1pm this Saturday, March 23rd.
treat holder
"I have a super FuN, FaSt, Adorable Easter Basket to share with you. It slips right over a clear Pillow Box that you can fill with Easter grass and treats! I'll show you how easy and budget-friendly this Treat Holder is to create...
Come join me from 10am-1pm."
~ Miss Tracy~
We also have an Egg-citing Surprise for all the Peeps who makes a purchase tomorrow!!!

At the time of your purchase, YOU will choose a very special Easter Egg from our basket...Open your egg to see what your Special Savings are... could be anywhere from 20% - 40% savings...possibly a free kit....or blue house bucks...or FREE product!!! 
We will be open Saturday from 10am-9pm!
Hope you can join us!
It's going to be an Egg-stra Special Day!

Happy Easter!

Monday, March 18, 2013

NEW arrivals!!!

All About a Boy and Sweet Girl are in the HouSe!

Also...NEW Mini Theme Kits from Echo Park are now available at the Little Blue House!


Oh Snap, Happy Easter, Sisters, and Brothers

Come check out these and all the other NEW collections in the HouSe and more arriving daily!

NEW Sew Stampers and Doodle Stampers...just in!

Super Cute wood Moustaches just in 
from Kaiser Craft!

Come shop, crop, and create at the 
Little Blue House this week! 

Friday, March 15, 2013

It's Front Porch Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today is Front Porch Friday and all of our FPK designers will be sharing one of their Fav' projects that they created from their "Say Cheese!" Front Porch Kit. Their blog links are all listed you can easily "snap" to it and hop from Blog to Blog!
Prepare for extreme crafty cleverness...their talent always inspires me and I'm sure it will inspire you too!
I would like to kick off this Blog Hop here with designs from our Guest Designer...Leslie Ashe.
 Leslie is a local scrap artist whose work has been published in numerous publications. She has a unique style all her own and it really shines through in the layouts she designed with her "Say Cheese!" Kit.

"Say Cheese!" kits are still available but selling quickly. We have sold through our first round and are kitting more for Round 2! To see all the contents of this unique paper crafting kit, visit our website at With the purchase of your kit, you will also receive a special BluePrints Guide with step by step instructions and photos to create 5+ projects...templates included!

Time to sit back and prepare to be inspired!
Happy Hopping!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Great technique from Yasmin at Art Anthology!

Hello LBH friends!
We are so excited to be carrying the full lines of great new Artsy goodies from Art Anthology. Here is a great technique using Art Anthology Sorbet Paints by Yasmin (one of the AA designers). It  was featured on the Art Anthology blog and I would like to share it with you....Enjoy!!!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)
Check it out and stop by the LBH to see more of these fabulous new products!

Hello Art Anthology fans! It’s Yasmin here today to show you a quick “how to..” use a stencil with our awesome sorbets.. and a couple of cards..
I start by choosing what I want to work with, I picked a patterend paper, a stencil with a damask pattern and the Drab sorbet. I personally think it’s easier to work with a pallet knife but you can just as easily use an old credit card or a room key and get the job done. There are so many choices in stencils these days so find a pattern you like!
Use your palet knifte to take some paint out of the bottle. Spread it on the stencil that you placed on top of the patterend paper. Spread it on with quick movements just like buttering up a slice of bread. Remember to work quickly since the paint dries fairly fast and can adhere the stencil to the paper. All extra paints can be placed back into the bottle.
Remove the stencil carefully and you have a perfect dimensional print with Sorbet paints! The Sorbets have shimmer in them and are very decorative. Allow the paint to dry before working with it.
I made a simple card with the stencil impression I made with the sorbet. I wanted the sorbet to really shine threw. I just decorated it with a rhinestone, a bit of twine and two text strips.
 My card measures 4″ x 6″.
After making my first card I had a small strip of patterned paper with the sorbet impression and I thought it was too nice to throw away. So I had to make another card with the leftovers. I added a bit more embellishments on this one like a big bow and a lot of flowers and leaves.
I hope you found my post inspiring today and will want to try some sorbets for yourself!
Have a creative day!

You can find all the Sorbets, Velvets, Dimensional Crystals, and Sprays at
The Little Blue House!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Join us for Art in Bloom Open House!

Hop on over to the Little Blue House for our
Art in Bloom
Spring Open House!

Tuesday, March 12th
Stop by the HouSe between 10am-5pm and you will enjoy a Free Make & Take! It's this Adorable Artsy Easter Tag...featuring new products from 
Art Anthology!

Come check out some great NEW Class Projects and all the NEW Collections and Goodies in the HouSe!
We will be serving some yummy refreshments and having prize give- aways through out the day! 

Come shop, crop, and create with at the LBH!
Miss Tracy &
the LBH Gals

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lotions & Potions 2 Day SALE...and more Studio Night's added!

Great time to stock up and SAVE!!!

Two Days ONLY...Friday 3/8 and Saturday 3/9

ALL Lotions & Potions
40% OFF

(this sale excludes all VerDay products and Quick Quotes Chalk Inks)

What's a lotion & potion??
This category includes distress inks, alcohol inks, paints, ink pads, reinkers, mists, perfect pearls, stickles, ink refresher, etc. etc. etc. 

I have also added additional Studio Nights to the calendar. Please stop by or call the Little Blue House to reserve your seat! Payment is required at the time of sign up. 

Friday 3/29 5pm-midnight
Friday 4/5 5pm-midnight
Friday 4/12 5pm-midnight
Friday 4/26 5pm-midnight

To see all of our Studio Night offerings and details, please click this link...

Come shop, crop, and create at the
Little Blue House!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring is in the Air!!!!

Look what just hopped into the LBH!
It's our NEW "Hoppy" Easter Mini Tag Set...

Easter is early this year...March 31st... so "hop" to it and get your Easter Tags created for your Words for All Seasons Blocks & Base. You can create this adorable Tag Set in any of our LBH Buffets beginning this Saturday and Kit purchases are welcome! If you purchase as a kit, BluePrints (aka instruction guide) will be provided for you. Stop by or call the LBH to reserve yours.
Cost: $20


Join us next Tuesday as we celebrate Art in Bloom!
Come see our NEW artful projects, fabulous NEW paper collections, NEW lotions & potions, enjoy a FREE Artsy Make & Take from 10am-5pm, yummy refreshments, Prizes, and so much more! Stop by anytime between 10am-9pm...
You will have a Bloomin' Good Time!

Enjoy your Day!
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)