Friday, December 31, 2010

Altered Canvas & Art Easel

 This is the project that I designed for my Hot Metal Mama's Class this month.  It was so much fun! 
Here's a closer look at some of the details...


If you are interested in joining me for Hot Metal Mama's next month...we will be meeting on January 24th (10a-Noon & 6:30p-8:30p).  The cost is $25 and I will be showing you how to create some beautiful metal roses and we will be playing with some of the NEW design molds from Ten Seconds Studio.  Please contact the LBH at 817-431-7930 to reserve your spot.

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowflake Dazzlers Winner!

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about my Snowman!  As I mentioned in my earlier post, I have some fabulous Snowflakes to give away. Aren't they a frosty delight??
These sparkly beauties will be going to Diana. Congratulations Diana! They will be waiting for you to pick them up at my Art Studio, The Little Blue House in Keller,TX. We carry these Dazzlers as well as others...cute penguins, reindeer, and poinsettias. Perfect for your Holiday/Winter creations!

Merry Crafting!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I would like to introduce you to a very special Man in my life...

My hubby will be jealous but I just can't help myself...
I have fallen in LOVE with this MAN! 
My Frosty Wishes Snowman...How could anyone resist him?!?!?  It was "snow" much fun creating him and watching him magically transform from a bunch of fabric to this adorable, irresistable SnowMan! Come join me and I will show you how to make one of your very own. He's about 2 ft. tall and glistens just like snow! You will also create the banner and the small bucket of snow. He is being offered as a LBH Buffet class this month at the Little Blue House! For more info, visit www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com
or call me at (817) 431-7930 to reserve your spot!

Warm Winter Wishes!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Do you have a "thing" for Snowmen?? If you do leave a comment and I will enter your name into a drawing for some very special Snowflakes!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Join me for the LBH Little Somethings this weekend!

Enjoy a Creative Christmas this year! Make plans to join us for the LBH Little Somethings Holiday Workshops! You will create 5+ Little Something projects and receive a very Merry Goodie Bag! Cost is $25 a person. You may want to bring your camera with you...Santa will be stopping by!

We have 5 sessions for you to choose from... Here are the dates & times: limited seating - they are filling up fast!

Fri. 12/3 10a-1p & 2p-5p

Sat. 12/4 10a-1p & 2p-5p

Sun. 12/5 2p-5p

All you need to bring is one pair of scissors and your Christmas Spirit! We will provide everything else. Please contact the LBH to reserve your spot at (817) 431-7930...

Introducing our "Little Something"

Corporate Sponsors:

Bella Blvd

Bazzill

Helmar

Plaid

Pink Paislee

Maya Road

Crafty Secrets

P K Glitz

Crate Paper
Sure Cuts-A-Lot
The Little Blue House

Each person attending this magical event will receive a "Little Something" from our corporate sponsors!...Sure hope you've been nice this year (and not naughty) because Santa will be passing out these wonderful goodie bags to you!

Come join us! I promise you will have a holly jolly good time!
Miss Tracy :)







Sunday, November 28, 2010

Looking for Creative Inspiration?? check out this Blog Hop...

If you are looking for more holiday inspired creations and would love to win some great prizes...then you will want to participate in this Blog Hop sponsored by Want2Scrap!  

 I am a member of the Design Team for Passionately Artistic.com  and will be featuring some fabulous projects and tutorials on their site.  For this blog hop, they will be featuring the Day 12 Ornament from the LBH 12 Day's of Ornaments Extravaganza!  Thanks to Elaine for her participation and to Maggie for making it all possible! 
 Stay tuned for more projects and tut's...Happy Hopping!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Thanksgiving Riddle for You!

Why did the Pilgrim's pants keep falling down????

Because they wore their buckles on their hats!!!!

hahaha.....

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Count your blessings!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Quilted Paper Ornament - Day 8 & Waco Pic's

Hello fellow bloggers!  Well, today is Day 8 over at the Little Blue House' 12 Days of Ornaments Extravaganza and I have another Hand-Crafted Ornament to share with you...this Ornament features a Paper Mache Circle and the vintage Christmas Past paper collection by Graphic 45.

Please visit the Little Blue House Blog to see a full "How To" and you can create one of your very own! Remember to post a comment there and you will be entered into a drawing to win the Ornament!

 I want to send out big hugs to everyone that attended my Embossed Metal Ornaments Workshop at Crop, Paper, Scissors in Waco yesterday! I really enjoyed hanging out with you fabulous ladies and I love, love, love your ornaments...you gals are so full of CreAtiviTy!! Here are some pic's...a few of you managed to "hide" from the camera..heehee...I'll catch you next time :)





Hope you enjoy your Ornaments ladies! Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Teaching at Crop, Paper, Scissors this Saturday!

If you happen to be in the Waco area this weekend...stop by and see me!  I will be teaching an embossed metal ornaments workshop at Crop, Paper, Scissors which is located on Waco Dr.  There is still some room in the class if you would like to join us. Just contact them at (254) 754-7020. One of the ornaments I will be showing them how to make is the Day 2 Ornament from the Little Blue House 12 Days of Ornaments Extravaganza. We will be creating two other embossed metal ornaments during the workshop too and I will be teaching some special techniques using the art metal from Ten Seconds Studio.

Remember to visit the LBH blog to see all of the other fabulous ornaments and their tutorials, please visit www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com.
 Today is Day 5...7 more still to come!

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Coming Home...the return of the Windows!

I was so thrilled when I rec'd a call that the ORIGINAL windows to the home (which is now my business - The Little Blue House) were still hanging around in storage!  I couldn't hardly believe that they would still be here considering the house was built in 1954.  I calmly tried to keep my composure as I made an offer for them...I wasn't about to let them slip out of my hands!! 
 Upon picking them up, I found out they had more from another old property....YAY for me!!! I now am the proud owner of 25 windows and a bonus...one was a beautiful, old, stained glass window! (I'm keeping that one for myself)  I can't wait to design something with these windows in mind...don't be surprised if you see a NEW class opportunity come up this Spring...hint hint!
Anyway...I just had to share my moment of joy with you! It was such a great feeling knowing that the windows had returned home, so to speak...sleeping peacefully now up in the attic of the LBH!

Hope joy finds you today!
Miss Tracy :)

LBH 12 Days of Ornaments -- Day 2

Here's a look at the Day 2 Ornament...visit the LBH blog at
www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com to see a full tutorial...
Remember to post a comment! You may be the lucky one chosen to take home today's lovely creation!

Make it a Merry Day!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

LBH 12 Days of Ornaments Extravaganza!

12 Days of Ornaments begins today! 
Please visit the Little Blue House Blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com to see Ornament #1 designed by LollyChops.
Here is a peek...
Every day for the next 12 days, myself and the other designers at the LBH will be posting a hand-made ornament with a full supply list and instructions on how to re-create them!  If you want to see them in person, just stop by the LBH...we will be putting them on our tree each day they are revealed. 

Make sure to post a comment...one lucky commenter EACH day will be chosen to receive that day's ornament!

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hear those Jingle Bells????

They are coming from the Little Blue House!  Our Creative Christmas Open House begins today! Come by and join us...see all of our upcoming "Merry" classes & workshops, enjoy a free Make & Take and some refreshments!  Maybe you will even walk away with a fabulous PRIZE!

The Little Blue House
118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930

Hope to see you there this Friday & Saturday...stop by any time between 10a-5p!

HoHoHo,
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Frosty Easel Card

 Frosty Easel Card
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)
This whimsical easel card is perfect for sending a small photo and then the recipient can set it out and enjoy it throughout the Holiday Season! This card features the Snow Day collection by Crate Paper and an adorable snowman created with Glitter Paper by KI Memories. It's so fun & easy to create these fabulous easel cards ...here's a closer look...the cute little"snowball" trim from Maya Road is what holds it in place...
This card is part of a unique Card Workshop being offered at The Little Blue House.  You can create 6 of these cute Frosty Easel Cards for the low cost of $20.  You may make additional sets of 6 if you like. If you would like to sign up or have questions, please give me a call at the LBH (817) 431-7930.
To see other cards being offered, visit the LBH blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"So Thankful" Minibook

So Thankful Minibook
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)
Count your blessings this Fall and share them! This fabulous minibook would be perfect for preserving all of your wonder"fall" photos and memories of Fall &Thanksgiving!  This project will be offered at the Little Blue House and the cost is $35.  For more info, please visit the LBH blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com . It will be offered on any of the LBH Buffet dates. I will teach you how to work with different textures & fabrics and show you some unique ways of altering chipboard...as well as some other fun techniques...like creating a "leaf" page...hmmm?!?! Sounds interesting huh! Come see if for yourself ...it's too cute! Here are a few pic's for you to enjoy...



I hope to create with you soon! 
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Altered Autumn Charger

Are you interested in learning the art of metal embossing?? If so, you may want to come and join my Hot Metal Mama's Workshop.  We meet once a month and create a project featuring Ten Seconds Studio art metal. This month's project is this beautiful altered Charger.  Here are the class times:

Mon. 10/25 6:30p-8:30p
Tues. 10/26  10a-Noon
Tues.  10/26 6:30p-8:30p

You will learn some basic embossing techniques, tips on die cutting your metal, and play with alcohol inks! To reserve a space in this workshop, please call the Little Blue House at (817) 431-7930. For more info about this workshop and other classes, please visit www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com.   
I hope to see you there!

Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Calling all Page Builders!

Hello friends!
Just wanted to let you know that I have added another Page Builders Workshop in November over at The Little Blue House!  It will be on Mon. 11/29...two sessions to choose from. 10a- Noon and 6:30p-8:30p If you are interested in attending, don't delay, contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930 to reserve your seat. The cost to attend is $5 and seats are filling up fast. I hope you will make plans to join us!

Happy Scrapping,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

In Loving Memory of my Mom

I have been truly blessed by the outpouring of prayers, cards, and flowers that you have sent my way this week. My family and I have been so touched by your amazing kindness! I wish you could've known my Mom...I know you would have loved her. She always had a smile on her face and held such a positive outlook on life. Sadly, her life was cut short by illness but she never once doubted God...she always chose to trust in him. I'm sure some of you may be facing stormy times in your lives, I hope you will choose to trust like she did. Here is a slide show of a few pictures of her...

In Loving Memory -- Sue Carol Stephens
May 28, 1941 to Oct. 12, 2010



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Monday, October 11, 2010

Altered Tree Canvas

Happy Monday!! 
I wanted to post a couple of pieces of inspiration for you today!  For those of you who weren't able to attend my September Scrapstasher's Meetings, I want you to see what you missed out on...I designed this wonderful Altered Tree Canvas with the assistance of Lolly's mad computer skills and Sure Cuts Alot software. The cardstock Tree Silhouette was provided to each Stasher and then we all put our scraps to great use to create colorful leaves for our trees...take a looksie...
Scrapstasher Tree Canvas
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)
Lolly is featuring this Tree Canvas, and a couple of other Stasher canvases... and of course, a couple of her own on her blog tomorrow and on her next live webcast. She has a whole forest of inspiration to share with you...check it out at www.lollychops.com.

I have one more that I would like to share with you!  It features a clear flocked transparency (by Fancy Pants) and fabulous glitters from P K Glitz.  Take a look...

Fabulous Fall Canvas
Designed By: Miss Tracy :)

I will be featuring several projects this week for P K Glitz...for a full tutorial on this project, please visit their blog at http://www.pkglitz.com/blog/ .  I love the glitter effect beneath the transparency....pretty fantastic huh?!?

Stay tuned...I have lots of great techniques to share with you this week on ways you can "glitz" up your projects!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday's!

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 gals...so 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 ww5.komen.org

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Bewitching Hour!

October 31st will be here before you know it...so I have designed a spooktacular LO for you this month!
 "The Bewitching Hour" Layout:
Designed by: Miss Tracy :)

This LO will be great for showcasing your Halloween Memories ... Costumes & Painted Faces...Pumpkin Carving ... or your Haunted Decor! This LO features the Toil & Trouble paper collection by Girls Paperie, Glitter Dot paper by Best Creation, and some unique LBH embellies, a Bendy Border and a Freaky Frame! You will also enjoy playing with Shimmerz
while creating this frightfully delightful layout.

Come and join me at any LBH Buffet to create this LO for yourself or you may purchase it as a kit. The cost is $25. Contact the Little Blue House to reserve your seat or kit today at (817) 431-7930.  
Here's a closer look at the details...
Happy Halloween!
Miss Tracy :)