Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Introducing Hazel & Ruby!!!! Product Premiere Day this Saturday!!!

~Product Premiere Day~
@ the Little Blue House
Featuring Hazel & Ruby 
THIS Saturday
March 29th 10am-3pm 
Come watch Miss Tracy demo all the new products from Hazel & Ruby plus +++ Anyone that watches the demo will receive a Technique Take-Away from
 Miss T!   

What is Hazel & Ruby?!?!

Hazel & Ruby is a new company that develops innovative DIY & Crafting products perfect for Repurposing or Upcycling Products!  Their current Products are Stencil Masks, Fat Rolls & Scallop Washi Tapes, Large Decorative Tissue Paper Rolls, Sequin Tubes & Pic Pocket Overlays which you will see this Saturday!
Lots of samples to show...
I can't wait to share them with YOU!
 We hope you can come be a part of this fun,
 creative day @ The Little Blue House!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Calling all Pickers!

Hello fellow Pickers!

If you have a love, like I do, for giving new life to old things...then my Pickers Workshop is just thing for you! I have a passion for Picking and Repurposing all kinds of Junque-y Treasures!

In our next Picker's Get-Together, we will be creating my pretty Pickers Tray....(which doubles as an easel...I'll show you how in the workshop). It features beautiful old decorative hinges which will serve as the handles for your tray. Take a look...

In this workshop, I will show you how to mix your own Chalk Paint and a waxed, glazing technique. All of the wood will be provided for you to build your tray.

Tuesday, April 1st
10am-1pm and 6pm-9pm
Cost: $45
Instructor: Tracy Pounds

"What to Bring" List:
Two Old Large Hinges & hardware
Printed Papers of your choice
Old Book Pages (I'll have some to share)
Mod Podge or Glue-n-Seal
Two paint colors of your choice
(no enamel paint - please bring a flat or satin finish)
Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Sand Paper or Sanding Block
Old Sock
Everything else will be provided

Hope you will make plans to join us!
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Picking!
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Join us for Card Keepers!

Join us for Card Keepers...
 "In Bloom" Specialty Workshop

Come explore the wonderful world of Card Making! You will create three unique cards while learning some flower-making techniques. All skill levels welcome! 
Here's a closer look at the delightful details...

Card Keepers: "In Bloom" Specialty Workshop
Tuesday, Mar. 25
10am-1pm or 6pm-9pm
Cost: $30

Instructor: Lynette Chiles

Please bring your basics with you to class. Stop by or call the LBH to reserve your spot for this fabulous Card Keepers Workshop!

Keep Creating @ the Little Blue House!
(817) 431-7930

Monday, March 17, 2014

NEW info regarding Page Builders!

Hello friends!
Thanks for visiting the LBH blog today. I have some great peeks at our March Page Builder Layouts to share with you today and some NEW info regarding Page Builders! 
Just in case some of you are unaware of Page Builders and how it all works...Let me take a moment of your time and explain how it all works. 

Page Builders is a program designed by me, Miss Tracy, to help you easily create fabulous layouts for your Scrapbooks! I design and feature 4 NEW double 12x12 layouts each month and create a Page Builder BluePrint Guide(aka Instruction Guide w/photos, cut list, and step-by-step instructions) to go with each layout.
 You have two great options with our 
Page Builder Program:

Option 1: Page Builder Kits are available for purchase. They are $20 each and you can pick and choose which layout kits you want. The kits are pre-cut and title, embellishments, etc. are all included in your kit. With the purchase of the Page Builder Layout Kit, you will receive a BluePrint Guide (aka step-by-step instructions, cut list, and photos) for that specific layout kit. It will be emailed to you. Something NEW...You will NOW be able to come and create your purchased Page Builder LO kits in any of our LBH Buffets. Our expert Instructors will be there to help you complete your layout. Reservation is required.

Option 2: If you would like to re-create these Page Builder Layouts with your own stash of Papers, we have a BluePrints Only option. You can purchase just the BluePrints (aka step-by-step instructions, cut list, and photos) for these layouts. You will receive BluePrints for all 4 layouts for $10. This is a great way to create layouts in your own style or choice of papers and Scrap with ease!

The pics you are seeing in this post are sneak peeks at our MARCH Page Builder see more, please click the tab above that says Page Builder Kits.

Come see the LO's in person @ The Little Blue House!
Keep Creating,

Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shabby Chic Mixed Media Mania

"Spring" Altered Egg Carton
Tuesday, March 18 or April 8

Cost: $30

Mixed media does not always have to be "grungy" or steampunk.  Come join me this month to create a darling shabby chic altered egg carton.  We will be using many media and techniques including: paints, alcohol ink, paper, fabric, glitter, hand sewing (very little!), stenciling.

 Please bring the following supplies:

scissors (paper, fabric, scallop and shredding if you have them)
heat tool
non-stick craft sheet
quick-dry liquid adhesive
Scor Tape (or other narrow double-sided adhesive) 
2 brushes (about 1/4" and 3/4"-1")
Glossy Accents
Corner rounder

Please stop by the LBH or give us a call to reserve your seat! Note that this class will be offered on two dates so if you can't make one, sign up for the other.
(817) 431-7930

Hope to see you then - I look forward to creating together!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Busy Chicks Blog Hop WINNER!!!!

I would like to congratulate our WINNER from the Busy Chicks Spring Fling Blog HOP!!!
 Thank You to ALL who Hopped!!! We truly appreciate your support of small business!!!

Here is a complete list of the other HOP WINNERS:

1) Very Vintage Retreat- 1 complimentary stay, valued at $99.00 with 5 booking guests - Barbara Bateman
2) Scrappin Good Time Retreat and Store- 3 days 2 night retreat for 1 person valued at $100.00 and $50.00 gift certificate to use during your stay - Jenny Bosley

3) Dallas Crafters Marathon - $50.00 gift certificates or merchandise - Maggie Castillo
4) Crafty Neighbor - 150.00 Cruise Voucher - Vicki Townley
5) The Little Blue House - Carrie Todd
6)The Crafty Scrapper - Jennifer Deen
7) Creative Callings - Amy Hudson
8) ScrapbooknSuch - Maureen Andrews
9) Cat's Creations - Angela Trindle 
10) Scrapbook Celebration - Chasity Wilbur 

Carrie-- We will have a $50 Gift Certificate waiting for you at the LBH. Call us at (817) 431-7930 to claim your prize.
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Fling Blog Hop begins Today!!!

Good Morning!
Thank you for visiting the Little Blue House Blog. Today kicks off the Spring Fling Blog Hop sponsored by the Busy Chicks. The Busy Chicks are local business owners in our Creative Industry. These businesses are the ultimate destinations to shop, crop, and retreat!

Each business has donated some Fabulous Prizes for this Spring Fling Hop! How do you WIN? Simply hop from one business to the next and "pick" a flower that will be mentioned at each location and sign up for their newsletter or follow their blog. At the end of the HoP, you will have a full "Pick Me" Bouquet! Email the list of flowers you collected to the following email address and that becomes your prize entry form. You will have from now through 10pm on Sun. March 9th to submit your entries.

Here is the order of our Spring Fling Blog Hop:

If you get lost along the hop, you can always come back here to find your next stop :)The Little Blue House - Paper Arts Store

So what are you waiting for???
Let's get Hopping!!!

Your first stop on the hop is right here...The Little Blue House! ...and if you are NEW to us...I have posted a picture here to show you it really is a Little Blue House... We are a Paper Arts Store and Studio. We have the latest and greatest paper collections and artsy goodies, unique class offerings and some fun Specialty Workshops and Events throughout the year!
 I would love for you to come over for a visit.

Check out our website for more info

If you happen to be in the area this weekend...stop by on Saturday from 10am-5pm for our Spring Project Premiere! We are releasing NEW collections and class projects...and have a FREE Make-n-Take from 10am-2pm sponsored by Reverse Confetti! Yummy refreshments and prize give-aways too!

Speaking of Prizes...If you complete this Blog Hop and submit your entry by 10pm March 9th, YOU could be the Lucky Winner of a $50 Gift Certificate from the Little Blue House! Now if you will look closely at the pic I posted, you will see that we have the most beautiful roses that bloom in the Spring! So the flower you will "pick" at the LBH is Roses. Good luck and have fun "picking" flowers as you HOP along.

 Your next stop on the HOP is...

Happy Hopping Gals!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Calling all Art Journalers!

The March Art Journaling Workshop will be all about 

Double-Scoop Gelatos!

Margarita mix, mango, snow cone, green tea, coconut, bubble gum - these fun new color sticks are as yummy as they sound! You will learn all about this versatile new coloring medium and lots of techniques to add luscious color and pattern to your artsy journal pages. 

When:  Tuesday Mar. 11th 

Time: 10am-1pm or 6pm-9pm

Cost: $25

Here are the supplies that will be needed for Art Journaling - Gelatos 

Usual basic supplies

Your art journal - Dylusions Art Journal
 One or two pre-gessoed pages
Paintbrush (1/2" - 3/4")
Old credit card or hotel room key
Heat Gun
"Design" stamps (not too detailed)
Large floral or similar stamp (also not too detailed)
Wax paper (for between pages)
Empty Mini Mister (Ranger) or other small spray bottle
Gelatos if you have them

You might also want to bring:
Permanent pens
Collage and/or paper scraps

Here's one sample to inspire you.  I created this page almost entirely with gelatos.

Call or stop by the LBH to reserve your spot. Please let us know if we should hold a Dylusions Journal for you!
Looking forward to some artsy play with you!