Thursday, November 20, 2014

I hope you have been following along with the Little Blue House 12 Days of Ornaments Blog Feature! It's one of my favorite things we do at the LBH!!! I thought I would repost the Mini Shutter Angel Ornament that featured on Day #2.    

As most of you know, I have a great passion for repurposing old things and giving them new life. One of my all-time favorite projects has been my Shutter Angel. 

This beautiful Shutter Angel inspired our Ornament for Day #2:

Miniature Shutter Angel Ornament
Designed by: Tracy Pounds

This adorable Mini Shutter Angel Ornament was designed with a miniature shutter...Lynette and I fell in love with them...So we have designed several to share with you today!!! You will also be happy to know that we have created Shutter Angel Ornament Kits which are NOW available at the Little Blue House!!! They are $3.99 each. Stop by or call the LBH to reserve your kits.

Miss Tracy's How To:
These are the items you will need to create your
miniature Shutter Angel Ornament:

*This basic Shutter Angel Kit is available
for purchase at the LBH
I used Scotch Tacky Glue to attach my Angel pieces.

  First, glue the 1x3 Chipboard piece between the two wood circle discs. If you are attaching ribbon, cording, or twine as your hanger, you would glue that in between the two discs as well.

Next glue the chipboard to the back side of the miniature shutter. 
 Glue the wings in place as shown. The last wood stick needs to be cut in half and then trim away about 1/2 inch from both ends before gluing to the back of the miniature shutter.
 Cut some strips of art metal tape for the wings and round the edges as shown below. 
 Choose an embossing folder and run the art metal tape strips through your embossing machine.
 Remove backing and attach to the Angel Wings...
 Paint the entire Shutter Angel (front and back) with a white craft paint.
 Once paint is dry, lightly sand over the embossed metal wings with a sanding block or lightweight sand paper  to expose some of the silver core.
 To add a beautiful sparkle to your Shutter Angel, paint over the entire Angel, wings and all, with Art Anthology Sorbet - Dazzle. 
 Embellish your wings with decorative ornament hangers. I attached with Glossy Accents.
 Cut some ribbon and glue to Shutter Angel to create her arms.
 Tie off a small bow and glue in place as shown...
 I added a silver star to the center of the bow. 
 If you want to embellish her face, consider adding a bottlecap and decorative paper. Be sure to add a little Art Anthology Dazzle to it for sparkle if you wish.

I simply adore my finished Shutter Angel!!! I know you will love creating these too!!!

These Shutter Angels can be adorned in numerous different ways with items that you may already have in your own stash of supplies. Lynette Chiles has designed these beautiful Shutter Angels to inspire you! Check out her fabulous Shutter Angel creations....

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and Lynette and I hope you enjoy the tutorial and making your own unique Shutter Angels!!! 

Be sure to visit the LBH Blog for more
inspiring Handmade Ornament Tutorials!!!

Merry Crafting,

Miss Tracy 

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's almost time....One of my fav events of the year!!!

Be sure to become a follower of the LBH Blog and get added to the LBH email feed because you won't want to miss ANY of our fabulous hand-made ornament tutorials!!! 

Day #1 is this Saturday, Nov. 15th and kicks off with an adorable ornament designed by Susan Liles!!!! 

Be Jolly and Keep Creating!!!
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Finish in a Flash Double Page Layout

My Finish in a Flash Layout 
-complete a Double Page Layout in 30 minutes- 

Miss Tracy's Supplies: You can find alot of these supplies at the LBH or on our Website 
Chipboard Alphas by Maya Road
NEW Double Dot Paper by BoBunny
Shipping tag
White Distress Paint - Ranger
 Goosebump Bling by Queen & Co.
Twine & Button
Black Fine Tip Journaling Pitt Pen - Faber Castel
Bracket Punch by Little B

I Saved a ton of time on this layout by not cutting photo mats.
They aren't always necessary and I think my layout looks great without them!

Painted over my chipboard letters with my Distress Paint dauber (white). Drys really fast and no need for a brush...gotta love that! Inked the edges with Dusty Rose Chalk Ink and topped with a swipe of Glossy Accents. Love the look!!!

Love to add journaling and details to my papers with my Pitt Pens!
I fussy cut a few flowers from a Floral Print in the collection to bring some flowers over to my second page of my double. I love the color cluster it added!

Love this Bracket a whole and cut in half...makes a great decorative tab!

For more great tips follow the LBH Blue Crew Blog 

Keep Creating, 
Miss Tracy 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TBT Blog Post ---

Hello Friends...
Since #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) has become so popular, I thought it would be fun to post a #TBT blog post...The one I'm posting today is from September 2010.

It's hard to believe that in 2010 I had no idea that Breast Cancer Awareness would impact my life in 2013. I urge all of you...all my friends...all my family...all women everywhere--- Please take the one picture that may just save your life! Schedule those Mammo's!

Here's my blog post from
September 2010... enjoy #TBT!

Hello everyone...Miss Tracy here and today I have a fun Pocket/Tag Card to share with you.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Cuttlebug DT and myself were asked to create something Pink.  I chose to do something a bit brighter than the traditional breast cancer soft pink...I just wanted to create something fun and cheerful! I have many friends that I'm happy to say are Breast Cancer Survivors due to self-awareness. I have much love for these great I used the word love on my card...take a looksie...
I used some Core'dinations paper and sanded over it to create this lovely distressed finish...
I embellished the top of my tag with a few die cut felt and paper flowers and tied them off with a pretty bow...added a few jewels for a sparkly effect...
So girls, ladies, women, I hope you were inspired by my project today but more importantly...please be inspired to check your TaTa's regularly!  For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness, please visit

Have a wonderful day!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Peek - a- BOO....It's Sneak Peek Day #2!!!

Are you ready for another fun Spooky Sneak
from my NEW Front Porch Kit?!?!!?

"BOO in a BOX" is soon to be revealed...
this Tuesday, Oct. 7th!
...but for now I will just bewitch you with another Sneak!
Today, I'm showing you a look at some of
the goodies in my Kit.

Check back tomorrow and I'll show you some peeks
of a few of my Spooktastic Projects designed
from my "BOO in a BOX" Kit.

Be sure to visit the LBH Blog to see more peeks
and enter a chance to WIN!

Hop over to my fellow Design Team Ghouls blogs too...
They have some "Boo"tiful peeks to share with you!
Rhonda Merry
Susan Liles
Lynette Chiles
Valerie Bishop
DeeDee Roe

Stop back by tomorrow...If you dare...LoL!!!
Keep Creating,

Miss Tracy :)
P.S. This photo was one of my costumes in years past...Can you guess what I am?????

Saturday, October 4, 2014

NEW from the Front Porch: BOO in a BOX

Happy Saturday Everyone!
I'm thrilled to announce that another Front Porch Kit is soon to be released at the Little Blue House

Our Front Porch Kit is a wonderful box of goodies,
hand-selected just for YoU! This one is called...

It's overflowing with a variety of frightfully, fabulous papers, fun embellies, tons of texture and unique, one-of-a-kind treasures! It is a kit full of creative possibilities!
Boo in a Box" features Spooktacular Colors, cute Embellies, unique fabrics and ribbons, an exclusive Reverse Confetti Stamp Set, and so much more! 

Today begins our Sneak Peeks and the Full Reveal will be on Tuesday, Oct. 7th. Here's a quick peek at one of my
 "Boo in a Box" Projects...

Hop over to the LBH blog and leave a comment for a chance to WIN a FREE "Boo in a Box" Kit.

Also be sure and visit the other FPK gals blogs to see
peeks of their "Boo in a Box" projects:

Rhonda Merry
Susan Liles
Lynette Chiles
Valerie Bishop
DeeDee Roe

Follow my blog and check back tomorrow
for another frightfully fun peek!

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Want to learn about VerDay???

Hello friends!

Come join me and learn the Wonders of 
VerDay Metal Patina Paints by Ten Seconds Studio! 

In my VerDay Workshop this month, we will be transforming an iron topiary while learning all about VerDay...This is such a unique workshop and I have some really cool techniques to share with you!

Tuesday, May 27
Cost: $40
Instructor: Tracy Pounds

The transformation is so fun to watch and I will be teaching you just how easy it is to create some fabulous VerDay Flowers to adorn your iron topiary. I can't wait to show you!!!!

Please bring the following items with you to class:
*Your Basics*
1 can of Spray Paint (color of your choice)
1 roll of Saran Wrap
Heat Gun
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


Reservations are required. I have a limited number of topiaries so the spots will be open only while supplies last. You can reserve your seat over the phone or stop by the Little Blue House!
(817) 431-7930

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)