Thursday, October 29, 2015

Front Porch Kits presents Gather Together!

Thanks to all of you for following along with us this week! We hope you enjoyed all the Sneak Peeks... Now its time for the Full Reveal of our New Front Porch Kit- Gather Together!

Introducing our NEW Front Porch Kit "Gather Together" this kit is a hand-selected, unique blend of fabulous papers, fun embellies, tons of texture, and also includes some
one-of-a-kind, unexpected finds! It's a kit overflowing with creative potential!
As Miss T was pulling the kit together... a common thread throughout it seemed to be the word "Gather" Whether you are gathering ingredients to make your favorite recipes, or gathering leaves or pumpkins with your kiddos, gathering the family around the table for Thanksgiving Dinner...
this Front Porch Kit covers it all!!

Here are just a few of our Fabulous Gallery Projects from this kit, Gather Together! To see all the "Gather Together" projects click HERE!

It's Time to Give-Away a Gather Together Front Porch Kit to one lucky commenter!!!
Congratulations Lady Nurse 4! Please e-mail the LBH at  to claim your kit!!

All Front Porch Kits are Ready to Ship or Pick Up!!!
Get your kit today!!  If you would like to order , you can do so at the Little Blue House, by phone (817) 431-7930, or order online at!fpk-gather-together-/c1oju

Hop on over to our Front Porch Design Team Blogs and check out their REVEAL posts:
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Grab your Coffee and Gather Together with us on Periscope Thursday 10/29 at 9:00am CST! We'll be sharing our Gather Together Front Porch Kit LIVE from The Little Blue House!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Front Porch Sneak Peeks: Day #3

Welcome back for the Final Day of Sneak Peeks!!
Only 1 more day until the BIG REVEAL of our NEW Front Porch Kit...."Gather Together"...

Here is your final peek....the items Miss Tracy selected for this kit are just so darn CUTE!!! Can't wait to show you more!!!

We are packing up the boxes as I type....and stacking them high!! They will be available for pick up and/or shipment on Thursday, 10/29. If you would like to pre-order, you can do so at the Little Blue House, by phone (817) 431-7930, or order online at

Want to see more scrumptious Peeks????
Hop on over to our Front Porch Design Team Blogs...They all have sneak peeks posted of some of their projects made from their "Gather Together" Front Porch Kits. 
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Today is also the last day to post a comment and be entered in our drawing to WIN a free "Gather Together" Kit.....Share with us today, what crafty supplies you love to "gather together" when making Fall Crafts. 

Alrighty folks....the wait is almost over....
Be sure and check back with us tomorrow for our REVEAL DAY post...YOU won't want to miss it!! Become a subscriber to the LBH blog today to ensure you never miss a post.

Make a plan to "Gather Together" here tomorrow!!!
Keep Creating!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Front Porch Kit: Sneak Peeks Day #2

Are you Ready for another Sneak Peek of our new Front Porch Kit??

This Front Porch Kit, Gather Together is a wonderful combination of papers, embellies, textures and a few unexpected finds!! It's a full plate of creative fun!!

Here is the Sneak Peek of the Day!
I love this quote,"Happiness is a Kitchen full of Family"

​Be sure and check out our super talented FPK designer blogs to see more peeks!!

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If you love what you see in the sneak peeks, head on over to
to Pre-Order your Kit today!!

Enter a Chance to WIN this "Gather Together" Front Porch Kit by leaving a comment below telling us what you LoVe to gather together for your FaVoriTe Fall Recipes...

Share your Comments! :)

"Gather Together" tomorrow- Right here on the Blog
for our final day of Sneak Peeks!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Front Porch Kit- Gather Together Sneak Peek: Day #1

Hi LBH Friends!
We are soo excited to announce our newest
Front Porch Kit.... "Gather Together"

Today, the FUN begins with our Sneak Peek posts! We will share a peek of this kit every day up to the Reveal Day on Thursday Oct 29th!!

Here's your first Peek....
Visit our Front Porch Kit Design Team Blogs for more Peeks!!

You are here... LBH Blog

Our designers have created so many fabulous projects with this kit! You are going to want to eat them up! LoL!

If you love what you see in the sneak peeks, head on over to to Pre-Order your Kit today!!

Enter a Chance to WIN this "Gather Together" Front Porch Kit by leaving a comment below telling us what you and your family gather together for??? It might be raking the leaves on a Fall Day, Thanksgiving Dinner, Game Night, Football Sundays! Tell us in your Comments! :)

-"Gather Together" tomorrow- Right here on the Blog
for more Sneak Peeks!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Scrap your Halloween Memories & a Prize Winner!

Today is our Final day of Trick or Treat Blog Series!
We hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration from our fabulous team! We have had fun creating and sharing with you. Today we have some great Layout tutorials for all those Halloween pictures and memories you want to document!  
Trick or Treat Mixed Media Layout
by Nadine Carlier
1. Using a stencil and some modeling paste create some designs onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. Once dry spray some color mists around the areas you used the stencil and spray some water holding your paper up on its side to let the color mists and water run down the paper. Dry and then flick some different colors of color mist onto the paper with a paint brush. Cut the kraft cardstock piece down about a 1/4 inch on all sides and adhere to another piece of cardstock. This will also help with any warping that the kraft cardstock may have from the using the paste and sprays.

2. Remove the string from the mini canvas bag and replace with a fun colored ribbon of your choice. Grunge it up by rubbing some distress ink on it make some random folds and adhere it so the bag has creases in it. Cut up some fun papers or die cuts and adhere to the bag so it looks like they are popping out of the bag.  For the spider, I colored it with some black soot distress ink and then used some clear embossing powder over it to give it a shiny look.
3. Adhere the canvas bag to your page and layer up some random pieces of scrap papers and die cuts and adhere over the canvas bag with som 3D foam adhesives and you are done.
Boo, Eek Layout by Valerie Bishop

 I layered a piece of 10" x 10" white cardstock on top of the "Pumpkin" piece of Crate Paper which acted as a frame for my layout. I used a couple of photobooth pictures that I took with my younger daughter last year and layered several pieces of different "After Dark" Crate Paper pieces under each photo creating a mini group of similar yet different groupings for each one. I used a tag on one side of each grouping cut from the tag piece of Crate Paper
 I punched a hole in the top of each tag and threaded a piece of the smaller ribbon through each one. I used one of the tags to include my journaling which I typed using my antique typewriter. After choosing where I wanted each grouping I found and resized a bat border from the Silhouette America store and cut it from a piece of glitter paper  and layered it across the middle of my layout. I then sprinkled some spray mists in the white spaces and layered my titles using the glitter Halloween Thickers. I also layered on some of the glitter Halloween shapes from the Thickers set around my layout to give it more dimension and interest.
I have a couple more LBH class projects to share with you today!
Check out our new Layout Kit, Costume & Candy Time Layout... now available at the LBH and Online
If you love Reverse Confetti and pocket page scrapbooking, this upcoming class is for you! We will show you to incorporate your stamps and die-cuts to make 3x4 and 4x6 cards to fit in with your pocket pages!
Call or Come by to Sign Up for this workshop next Tuesday!!
It's Time for a PRIZE!! Our Winner this Week is...
Cathleen Yahn
Congrats Cathleen!! Please e-mail us at to redeem your prize!

Happy Halloween!!!  

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Too Cute to Spook Project Ideas

Today we are sharing some "too cute to spook" projects using the Doodlebug- October 31st collection plus a surprise bonus project at the end of the post!

 Halloween Cookie Treat Bag Project
by Dee Dee Roe
First stuff a cookie into the treat bag - make sure its  a cookie with the good chocolate!
Fold down the top 1/3 of the polka dot treat bag. 
Cut and adhere a 4 in strip of the green patterned paper. Layer a 3 in strip of the grid patterned paper.
Wrap it all with the purple polka dot ribbon. 
Cut the spider web from the back skull patterned paper and attach to the front of the bag. 
Matte the Halloween die cut square with black cardstock.
Punch a hole and tie the green glitter ribbon into a bow. Adhere the two pumpkins to the front. 
Then decide who is worthy of your gooey chocolate chip cookie. Easy peasy. 
You've Been Boo'd Pillow Box Project
by Dee Dee Roe
Cut strips of patterned paper and layer them around the pill box. 
Cut the spider web and bats from the back skull patterned paper and attach to the front of the box. Add the die cut ghost and a strip of cardstock with a sweet title. Done and done! :)  
Bonus Spotlight Project by Susan Liles
 This card was featured  from a previous Fetti Fans Card Class at The Little Blue House.
We love it so much that we wanted to spotlight it on the Blog today!  

Reverse Confetti released a Too Cute to Spook Stamp set  and its  absolutely adorable, it includes a sweet and easy to color kitty (we all know how much we LOVE to color right about now!) plus several accessories and a few sentiments.  All the accessories are separate stamps in the set, so that the cat can be used alone and not as strictly a Halloween set. Too Cute to Spook Confetti Cut also come in handy here so not fussy cutting is involved.  This time, she's flying along and underneath a new Confetti Cuts die set, the Double Scallop Garland with a background from our quick card panel set "Happy Boo Day" You can find all of these Reverse Confetti Products at The Little Blue House!

Thank you so much for joining us today!
We hope you are inspired to make some spooktacular Halloween projects!
Don't forget to Comment below with a your favorite Halloween Costume you wear or will wear this year!
Leave a Comment and be entered in to WIN some Halloween goodies from The Little Blue House!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Halloween is creeping up on us! Today we are sharing 3 fun treat bag ideas perfect for all ghouls and goblins!!

Treat Sack designed by Susan Tidwell

Let's start with this the little Halloween Tags- apply Black Diamond Stickles to title on tag, add glitter star stickers and ink edge with black ink. Set aside to dry. Tear a piece of cheesecloth and add to bag with very little Mod Podge to create fun texture!

Now sponge white paint over a spider web “fragment” stencil on black cardstock.
When dry, cut around outer edge and glue in place over cheesecloth. Make a button spider by stacking and glueing together two black shiny buttons and add 2 tiny googly eyes.
Cut eight pieces of black wire about 1 1/2” long and curl one end with pliers.
Glue in place under buttons. Glue spider to center of web.
Once you add treats to the little sack, fold over top, punch two holes and tie ribbon into one knot. Lay a strip of cheesecloth over knot and then tie ribbon into a bow.
Fluff and shred cheesecloth into a “bow.” 
Add decorated tag.

Boo! to You Shaker Treat Bag 

Boo Shaker Treat Bag designed by Natalie Sheeran
Cut apart ghost of the "boo to you" journal card from the Pebbles- Boo! collection and trim the top ends off to make it look like a tag. Adhere scrap piece of acetate to bag of "Boo to You" journal tag.
Place pop dots around the ghost cut, use the pop dots to secure the  "shaker" area, sprinkle glitter or sequins then close the opening with more pop dots.
Adhere treat bag to Boo tag. Glue 2 goggly eyes on top of the acetate to give some character to your ghost!

Fall Cloth Bag designed by Valerie Bishop
For the cloth goodie bag I first watercolored it using my cake watercolors.
I got the colors really juicy with water and using a thick watercolor brush I made stripes across the dry bag alternating yellow, orange and brown letting the colors run together at their edges. After letting the bag dry I stamped some leaves (using a set of the Illustrated Faith stamps) I used Brown and yellow Stazon inks making sure to stamp really hard to insure that the image would stamp clearly.

 I had a piece of wood in my stash  that  I thought really went well with a fall theme and I stamped a sentiment on it (using a set from Elle's Studio) then glued it to the bag using Glossy Accents. I inserted a piece of plastic into the bag to prevent the bag from sticking together while the glue dried.

Thanks for visiting the Blog today!
We hope these projects inspire you to create a fun treat bag this week for a friends, neighbor or kiddo!

Share a comment below and be Entered in to WIN some Halloween Goodies from the LBH!!