Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mixed Media Mania Workshop

Join us Tuesday February 25th

Mixed Media Mania
with Susan Tidwell 
and make this amazing
"Grungy Hearts" Technique Canvas
Cost is $40

This month we will create a "grungy" 
12 x 12 canvas featuring a multi-layered
 distressed background and nine hearts, 
all a different technique. Learn some new
 "faux" metal techniques and use some old
 tried-and-true techniques with a new look. 
We will be using a long list of lotions and 
potions in this class so you can make this
canvas as you see here or in colors 
of your choosing.

Please bring the following supplies:

Your Basics

heat tool
non-stick craft sheet
quick-dry liquid adhesive 

Let's get "Grungy" together!

Seats still available in both sessions.
To reserve a spot call us at 
the Little Blue House at 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"Your Time to Shine" BluePrint Guide

Good Morning!
I want to thank you for the wonderful response we have had to our NEW Front Porch Kit..."Your Time to Shine"!

In 2014, we will be selecting and featuring some selected projects and the step-by-step instructions for you to follow so that you can re-create them if desired.The BluePrint Guide that is included (via email) with the purchase of your Front Porch Kit will be emailed out on Monday, 2/24. 

Here is a look at the selected projects that will be featured in the "Your Time to Shine" BluePrints Guide:

Two great projects ideas featuring 
the 6x12 canvas in your kit:
Let it Shine Altered Canvas
Designed by: Rhonda Merry

 Do More of what Makes you Happy:
Altered Canvas Minibook
Designed by: Tracy Pounds

Photo Flips on both sides of the front covers to feature pics of all the people, places, and things that make you Happy!

Two fabulous cards have also been 
selected for the BP Guide:

 This calls for a Celebration Card
Designed by: Lynette Chiles

Bring on the Bling Card
Designed by: Susan Liles

The "Your Time to Shine" will also feature
 some lovely Layout Tutorials:

"Be You" Layout
Designed by: Tracy Pounds

"This Boy brings me SO much JOY" Layout
Designed by: Tracy Pounds

Stop by the HouSe and you can see these projects and ALL the shiny new goodies in the kit! If you aren't local to us, then please visit our website and click on the kits tab (then Front Porch Kits) and you can see the Kit Contents and our wonderful Design Team Inspiration Gallery!

Shine on....
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

...and the WINNER is...

Happy Monday!
Thank you so much for ALL of your wonderful comments on our Sneak Peek and Reveal Posts this past week! 
I'm happy to announce that a WINNER has been drawn...
Congratulations to...
Bridget Clay

Congrats Bridget...Please contact the LBH
 this week to claim your
 "Time to Shine" Front Porch Kit. 
I'm also happy to announce that the online Inspiration Gallery is now ready to view. 
Click here and prepare to Be InSpiReD!!!!

Have a wonderful day--Enjoy the sunshine--and as always
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Finally here....Front Porch REVEAL DAY!!!

Happy Saturday!
It's a happy day @ the Little Blue House because TODAY is the BIG REVEAL of our NEW Front Porch Kit...

This is kit is sure to brighten your day and your creative time! It is overflowing with shiny, reflective, sparkly goodies that are so hot and on trend right now! Just looking at it will inspire you to CReaTe!!!

Introducing..."Your Time to Shine"!

SO many Goodies from your favorite companies and a few unexpected treasures too! The hand-selected paper collection is from Prima, Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Pebbles, and Crate Paper...The kit also comes with ten 12x12 sheets of coordinating cardstock (2 sheets of 5 colors). 

Here are some closer looks at the goodies in the "Your Time to Shine" Front Porch Kit...


We are so excited to have an exclusive, limited release, stamp set in this kit designed by Reverse Confetti. It was specifically designed just for our "Sweet 'n Sparkly" Kit!

"Bring on the Bling"...Lots of reflective surfaces...mirrors, sequins, sparkly ribbon and some fabulous gold & silver metallic papers from the Luxe Collection by Pink Paislee. You will receive eight 6x6 papers in your kit...4 unique prints of silver and 4 of gold! 

You will also enjoy a lovely package of Thickers Alphas from American Crafts and some wonderful ribbons and twines from May Arts and Maya Road...
and some fun sparkly yarns too!!! 

You will love the mix of fun chunky jewels and mini tear drops in your kit along with a variety of black & white buttons and pearl brads!

Another great addition to the kit is a 6x12 Canvas...just waiting to be transformed into a pretty work of art!

Great photo overlays from Crate Paper, fab flowers from Petaloo, and glitzy jeweled wing flourishes from Zva...

A few Luxe Chipboard (stars & hearts) are also included in your kit..along with some great Black heavy weight chipboard...perfect for minibook covers or die cuts!

Our Front Porch Kits include a BluePrint Guide (aka step-by-step instructions & photos) for several projects designed from the "Your Time to Shine" kit. This guide will be emailed shortly after purchase. I will be posting about the BluePrint Projects later this stay tuned!

Stop by the Little Blue House today and you can see the Design Board as well as some of the awesome projects designed by our super-talented Design Team! Be sure to check out their blogs for the full reveal of their projects today! Our Inspiration Gallery on the LBH website is being uploaded this weekend. I'll post an announcement as soon as it is ready to view!!! 

Prepare to be inspired and "Shine On"!!!!

Thank you for supporting our small business and I hope that you enjoy this kit!!! You may order in the HouSe, over the phone (817) 431-7930, or online at
It's "Time to Twinkle" gals....Order your Kit today!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. THE WiNNiNG Commenter will be chosen tonight! Good Luck to you ALL...I will announce the WiNNeR of this kit tomorrow!!!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Final Day of Peeks from the Front Porch!

Happy Valentine's Day!

What a sweet day filled with love...and we have some more Sweet Sneaks for you to enjoy and a Sweet Sale!

We are celebrating Valentine's Day and offering you some Sweet Savings! Beginning today...
These collections will be 50% OFF
Fancy Pants : Be Loved  
Crate Paper: Love Notes  
BoBunny:  Head over Heels  
Authentique: Smitten 
 Crate Paper: Flea Market  
Fancy Pants: Timbergrove  
Authentique: Glistening 

This is also our Final Day of Sneak Peeks from the Front Porch...Tomorrow is the BIG REVEAL of...

This kit is loaded with bright cheery colors and shiny embellies...lots of texture...and for the first time, features an exclusive, limited release, Stamp Set designed specifically for this kit by our sweet friends at

Enjoy your final peeks...

This is you final day to be entered into the drawing for this fabulous kit...So post your comments! You could be the Lucky Winner! 

Check out the Design Team blogs for more Sweet Sneaks...

Have a LOVELY Day!!!
Hugs to ALL...
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day #2....More great Sneaks from the Front Porch!!!

Hello again...
It's Day #2 of "Your Time to Shine" FPK Sneak Peeks! 

Thanks for joining us once again and thank you for leaving SO many wonderful comments on yesterday's post. All commenters will be entered into a drawing to WIN a FREE kit so ...Keep'em Coming gals! 

Did you check out our super-talented FPK Designers...visit their blogs to see some inspiring peeks! 

Here is one from Susan Liles' blog...She is a new addition to our team and you will LOVE her creations! 

The Design Board (which displays all of the goodies in your Art Project in itself..LoL!) will be on display at the Little Blue House this Sat. 2/15...
That is the BIG REVEAL DAY! 

Here are a couple more peeks...

Kitting is well underway...and Pre-orders have begun! Order early to ensure that "Your Time to Shine" makes it from our Front Porch to Yours!!!!

Stay tuned...become a follower...
We have more creative "sweetness" for you tomorrow!

Enjoy your Day!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. A Ton of NEW goodies ordered at CHA have just arrived at the LBH from Ranger! Come check it out!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

News from the Front Porch! Sneak Peek Day #1

Good Morning!
I'm thrilled to announce that we have a NEW Front Porch Kit for you to ENJOY!!!! It is called "Your Time to Shine"...

Today we begin our first of three days of fabulous Sneak and also on our Design Team blogs! They will be posting a few peeks of their "Shiny" New Creations over the next three days...Keep an eye on their blogs...

I have a couple of sneaks to share with you today from my "Your Time to Shine" Design Board...which will be on display this Saturday 2/15 @ the Little Blue House

This is kit is over-flowing with lots of goodies from some of your favorite companies plus some fun add on's that I have personally selected just for YOU!!!! 

It's such a HAPPY kit and sure to BRIGHTEN your day! 
Pre-orders begin today...You can order in the HouSe, over the Phone (817) 431-7930, or online @

I'm also happy to announce that we have a NEW is still undergoing some uploads and transitions but will be 100% wonderful by Saturday 2/15...We appreciate your patience as we expand our online options.

Post a comment here to be entered into a drawing to WIN a FREE "Your Time to Shine" Front Porch Kit!!!! All commenters over the next three Sneak Peek Days will be entered to WIN...Multiple Comments are allowed!

Shine On!
Miss Tracy :)