Monday, August 26, 2013

NEW Simple Stories Collections have ARRIVED!

Hello Friends!

We have two NEW Simple Stories
arrivals in the HouSe!

Introducing "Say Cheese"!
This collection is simply MaGicAL and perfect for all of your Disney Moments & Memories!


Perfect timing for this NEW collection...

Introducing "Smarty Pants"!
Great for preserving all your favorite First Day and School Year Photos & Details!

We are designing Scrapbook in a Day Kits out of both of these Fabulous Collections. If you are on our 
Pre-Order list, please contact the LBH to confirm your kit order. We only have a set number of kits, so if you would like one, please don't delay! 
Order yours today!
(817) 431-7930

Both collections are now available @ 
the Little Blue House...Come see us!

Keep Creating,

Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jen Starr is coming to the LBH!

I'm so happy to announce that Jen Starr will be teaching
 @ the LBH in September.

Jen Starr is a Mixed Media Artist with a fine art background who has been in the Craft Industry as a Designer and Instructor for over 10 years.  She is the first certified educator for Viva Décor USA, the creative Director for Art Anthology and is a fully Certified and Ranger Recognized Instructor.   There are many companies and products that inspire Jen and she is an endorsed educator or has worked closely with many of them such as Ranger, Ten Second Studio, Viva Décor, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, Stampers Anonymous, Faber Castell, Basic Grey and Prima, just to name a few..  Jen has designed several signature product lines and her projects have been featured in many publications in the US and Europe including the “Ink Essentials” book.
Jen has been making art her entire life and has been scrapbooking, card making and making colorful yet vintage inspired mixed media art since she married her wonderful husband, Mike, in 1997. They live in Northern New Jersey and have 2 children (10 year old Ryan and 8 year old Maya) who are the subject of much of her work.
Jen absolutely loves to teach her students to use their creativity and help them think outside the box. It makes her so happy to be able to share her skills, knowledge and love of the art of scrapbooking and stamping with so many others.  
Jen Star Workshops

Viva Diva Workshop
Sept. 18
Cost: $45

You will discover techniques and textures galore with this Viva décor workshop!  Join certified instructor, Jen Starr as she guides you through a wealth of information and layers of dazzling color using Viva’s most popular products including 3D Stamp Paint, Ferro, Inka Gold, Crackle, Glitter Pens, Pearl Pens, Glass Effects Gel, and the brand new Maya Gold paints!  You will receive instructions for each technique which we will attach to the backs of our finished tags to create a reference guide full of techniques to use in all of your future projects.
**please bring to class – paint brushes and a container for water;  palette knife or scraping tool; a roll of paper towels and/or baby wipes;  and a heat gun if you have one.

Canvas Butterfly Pennant
Sept. 18
Cost: $50

In this Creative workshop you will explore stunning mixed media techniques to create effects that sparkle and shimmer while you make a one of a kind 1x3 ft butterfly themed pennant for your wall!  You will be working with mists and my line of Dimensional Crystal paints from Art Anthology plus a variety of goodies from Viva Décor to add details.  Your finished project will be so full of dimension and texture that the butterflies will seem to come to life!
(Note: the word “create” can be changed in class if you have a different word that you would prefer instead)
**Please bring to class – PAINTABLE ADHESIVEsuch as gel medium, Ranger’s Multi medium or Mod Podge; a container for water and a variety of paint brushes; a palette knife if you have one; scissors for detail cutting and/or X-Acto Knife & cutting mat; ½” red tape (or something similar) and a roll of paper towels and/or baby wipes.    

Beautiful Life Gatefold Book
Sept. 18
Cost: $45

In this class you will learn some creative mixed media techniques to help make your projects as beautiful as your life!  We’ll be working with die cut elements from Tim Holtz, Distress Inks (including the limited edition colors), Gesso, Crafter’s Workshop  Templates from the fabulous Dyan Reavely and NEW Colorations Mists from Art Anthology…plus many more fun things will be incorporated throughout the book.  This is an 8x9” chipboard gate book with flipping and folding interactive pages inside…SO much fun!!  Focus will be on inky techniques and book construction.

**Please bring to class:  scoring tool for folds, a heat gun if you have one, strong adhesive such as Glossy Accents or red tape, scissors, roll of paper towels **Please NOTE:  title is not included so you will be able to make it any theme you want.

"I'm so excited about Jen visiting us! I look forward to seeing her and taking the workshops myself." Miss Tracy

Please call the Little Blue House and reserve your seats for these Fabulous Workshops! It will be a FuN, ArtFul DaY @ the LBH with Jen!

The BOX SALE is BACK!!!!

Who is Ready for a Sale?!?!
LBBlow Out Box Sale  
We will be filling up our Studio with LOADS of 
Papers and Products at a Clearance Price...
Just for you!!!

Friday August 23rd  5pm - 9pm
(or while supplies last)
Cost  $20 per box (cash only)
Here's how it works:
 If you would like to participate in this Sale,
 simply show up at the LBH (5pm-9pm), meet Miss Tracy in the kitchen, she will collect $20 cash and give you a box (13x13x3 same size as our FPK boxes)...
You head to the studio rooms and FILL IT UP with whatever goodies you want!
...and we have a TON of Scraptastic Goodies, Fabulous Papers, Embellies, Lotions & Potions, Stamps, and oh so much MORE!

Both Studio Rooms will be Full of Product to
Fill Up your Boxes!!!  (while supplies last)
We will tape up your box when you leave the studio so Make Sure you are done before you go shopping in the other rooms of the HouSe and Make Sure your box can close before you bring it to us.

There will be NO cropping during the day on Friday 8/23 because we will be setting up for the sale. The LBH will be open all day and the sale will begin at exactly 5pm.

Ready, Set, Shop!
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Join us for the NEW Fab 5 Workshop this Tuesday @ the LBH!

Hello! Robyn Schaub here.... I'm super excited to share some upcoming class news!

First, I've been working with Tracy at The Little Blue House to create my own series of classes. It's called Fab 5 and each class will feature 5 brand-new techniques that you can incorporate into your future projects. Of course, we'll be playing with some tools, including the best and latest from We R Memory Keepers. But we'll also be creating a great piece to take home with you...from mini books and layouts to cards and home décor.

Fab 5 w/ Robyn Shaub
Tues. Aug 20th 6pm-9pm

 This month's class features a 6x8 mini book with a fold-over magnetic closure and spiral binding.

Inside, there are tons of layers and textures to keep things interesting.
You might even spot a few of the techniques I'm sharing...

We'll be using the Beautiful Life line from Echo Park Paper (so pretty!), along with some goodies from Maya Road, May Arts, Queen and Company and Canvas Corp. This kit is FULL of fun stuff!

The class is on August 20 at 
The Little Blue House, and registration is Open Now.
Stop by the shop or call 817-431-7930 to reserve your spot!
Hope to see you in class!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

~~~~and the WiNNeR is~~~~~

I want to thank all of you who posted on
 our "Game On" Sneak Peek posts! 

I loved reading each one of them! You gals sure know how to put a smile on my face...thank you for your sweet comments!

I'm happy to announce that a Winner has been drawn!
Congratulations to....


Angie--You just "SCORED" big time! 

You are the Lucky Winner of our NEW "Game On" Front Porch Kit! Please contact the LBH to claim your prize! I hope you enjoy your goodies!

I'm also happy to announce that the "Game On" Inspiration Gallery is now available to view! Prepare to Be Inspired and Let the Good Times Roll...
Check it out HERE!

Kits are still available...and it's a great "deal"...Shuffle on over to the LBH to check it out or you can place an order online @

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

News from the Front Porch: REVEAL DAY!

Oh HaPpY DaY!
I am thrilled to reveal our newest release from... 

This kit is appropriately named "Game On" and you won't be "Sorry" when you peek into your box and find FabuLouS papers, One-of-a-Kind Embellies, and loads of other Scraptastic Goodies! 

It's my pleasure to reveal to you the "Game On" Design Board...It is now on display at the LBH and it features everything that is in our "Game On" kit.

This kit "deals" up a ton of creative potential and you will love "playing" with ALL the unique pieces that have been hand-picked by me especially for YOU!

I love playing games with my Family & Friends so this kit is a tribute to all those wonderful Game Night memories! Cards, Dominoes, Board Games...You name it...My family loves to play it! This kit will be perfect for preserving those memories and it's so versatile...Great colors and designs! Could be used for all kinds of Scrap-Happy Moments or Occasions!

Have you got your "Game Face" on yet?!?!
Well, maybe this will help...With the purchase of your "Game On" Front Porch Kit, you will receive a special BluePrints Guide that will feature full instructions for multiple projects! Here is a look at some of the BluePrint projects...

I would like to introduce you to our Guest Surface in the "Game On" kit...this is Chip "the Clip" Board! He can't wait to come home with you! Our Design Team has had so much fun transforming Chip into fantastic decorative and functional creations! Several of the DT projects are now on display at the LBH!

The "Game On" Gallery will be available to view on our website on Wednesday, 8/14. Our Design Team has done an outstanding job and you will be so inspired by their projects! The full content list of "Game On" and pic's of the "Game On" BluePrint projects will also be available for view on the website on 
Wednesday, 8/14. 

Ready to PLAY?!?!
Our kits are no "Trouble" at contracts or long-term commitments. You like it---It's yours! Kits are available only while supplies last so...don't delay...Order your kit today! 

You can purchase your kit @ the Little Blue House or Place your order by phone (817) 431-7930 or online @

Shuffle on over to the LBH and see all the goodies in person...They're sure to put a SmiLe on your 
Game Face!!!

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

News from the Front Porch: Day #3 Sneak Peek

Happy Monday!
This is the third and final day of our Front Porch Kit Sneak Peek posts for our NEW "Game On" FP Kit.
Tomorrow the full kit will be revealed...and boy ever is it FULL! Full of FuN, FuN, and more FuN! I have had so much fun "dealing" up the fabulous goodies in this kit...I hope you enjoy them! 

Enjoy these Sneakers...
Here is one from the Design Board...

Here is one from one of the BluePrint Projects that I have designed for you...

Pre-orders have begun on our website at

Don't forget to post a is the last day to get those comments in! One lucky commenter will be drawn and WIN a FREE "Game On" Kit!

Enjoy your Day!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

News from the Front Porch: Sneak Peek Day #2

Welcome back!
Have you got your "game face" on??? Hope so, because I have another great Sneaker to share with you today from the NEW "Game On" Front Porch Kit!

Only two more days til the Big Reveal of this "play"ful kit! I can't wait to share it with you! 

Be sure to post a comment here, if you would like to have a chance at winning a "Game On" kit of your very own. So "shuffle" on down to the comment tab and type away. You could be the LucKy WinneR!!!

Here's one more peek...this is one of the BluePrint projects that I have designed for "Game On"...

Stay tuned...More peeks tomorrow...
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

News from the Front Porch: Sneak Peek Day #1

Hello Everyone!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a NEW Front Porch Kit for you to enjoy and today is the first day of our 
 Sneak Peeks! 

This kit is appropriately named "Game On" and is filled with a fabulous blend of FuN papers, AweSoMe embellies, and some other FaBuLouS finds. We will be posting sneak peeks for the next three days and the full kit will be revealed on Tuesday 8/13...YaY!
 There are "No Strings" attached with our Front Porch kits and no contract or monthly commitment is required. 
Pre-orders begin today! Here is your first peek...

Be sure to check out our FPK Designers blogs...They will be posting sneaks of their "Game On" projects over the next few days as well! 

Would YOU like to WIN a FREE "Game On" Kit?!?!
Simply become a follower of the LBH blog and post your comments on any of our Sneak Peek posts. All commenters will be placed in a drawing to WIN! We will announce the WINNER on Tuesday 8/13!

Stay tuned for more peeks...

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Join us for Scraptivity this Tuesday!

NEW to the LBH...

SCrapTiviTy...Just Scrap It!
Specialty Scrapbooking Workshop
This will be our fourth get-together this summer and will be an intro fee of $10. This Group will meet monthly and will feature fun, new twists & turns, incorporating NEW and OLD Scrappy Goodies! I will share some great Tips and Tricks on working with some of the latest and greatest products on the market and reusing some older goodies that are in need of a fresh, NEW, purpose. Come join us and refresh your creative style with some...SCraPtiviTy!

This month I will be sharing some fun uses and applications for the Mini 8 and Edger Punches from We R Memory Keepers and we will create a wonderful double layout.

When: Tuesday, August 13th
Time: 10am-Noon or 6:30p-8:30p
Cost: $10

So prepare to have your SCraPtiviTy elevated while having a great time with others who share your same Scrapping Passion!

"What to Bring" List:
6 coordinating printed papers 
(any theme or color scheme will work)
6 coordinating sheets of cardstock
(choose 3 colors and bring 2 sheets of each)
Chalk Inks for edges of papers
Glossy Accents
24 in. of two different ribbons or trims
a few coordinating buttons
**Mini 8 and Edger Punches
**I will have some to share but if you have a specific one of your own that you would like to use, please bring to class.

I will provide everything else.
Hope you will make plans to join us!

Please call the LBH to reserve your seat TODAY!
(817) 431-7930

Happy Scrapping!
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

End of Summer SUPER SALE begins TODAY!

Join us ALL WEEK long for our

40% OFF
ALL Paper Collections 
ALL Embellishments
ALL Cardstock
Sale ends Saturday, August 10th
Stop by and enjoy the SAVINGS!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Are you ready for a NEW Front Porch Kit?!?!

A new Front Porch Kit is coming!!!

 This unique kit is a wonderful blend of fabulous papers, fun embellies, tons of textiles and charming, one-of-a-kind treasures! It is a kit full of creative possibilities! 
It features a colorful palette, perfect for creating unique projects and preserving your memories! There are "No Strings" attached with our kits and no contract or monthly commitment is required. 


When you purchase your kit you will also receive a BluePrint Guide.This Guide will include step-by-step instructions on how to create some unique projects from your kit.

 AND if you are still seeking even more inspiration!!!!...Look no further than our Inspiration Gallery and be prepare to be AmAzeD and InSpiReD!!! Our Front Porch Design Team is very talented…be sure to check it out! The NEW Game On Gallery will be available to view on August 13th.

Stop by the LBH to see the Design Board, BluePrint Projects, and a multitude of Inspiration Projects on August 13th...They will all on display for your enjoyment.
You can pre-order a Front Porch Kit at the LBH or online at

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