Monday, December 26, 2011

My Crafty Kiddos!!!!

I had so much fun with my Crafty Kiddos last week at the LBH making wonderful Christmas Tree Canvases! They all did such a great job and I'm so proud of them!  Each kiddo created their own Canvas as a special gift for one of their loved ones. As promised, Mom & Dad I have some special photos of your kids with their projects.























I hope you enjoy them! ...and I hope you treasure your wonderful Hand-Made Creations for many Christmases to come!

My next Crafty Kiddos Workshop will be held in February. I will post more info about it soon on the Little Blue House blog.

Happy Crafting!
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

LBH Ornament: Day #9

Hello Friends!
I hope you are enjoying all of the LBH Ornament Tutorials!
Today's ornament is one that I have designed. It features a new technique using Art Metal, Music Paper, and some Pretty Mists! Here's a quick peek...
If you are a fan of Art Metal, then you won't want to miss this tutorial! You can view it on the LBH blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com

You can also enter for a chance to WIN this ornament just by leaving a comment on the blog post. I hope you enjoy the tutorial....Let me know if you have any questions regarding the process! Here are a couple of other samples using my Transfer Technique...these are altered tiles...


If you want to learn more about working with Art Metal, you should consider joining me for my Hot Metal Mama's Workshop. The next one will be held on Dec. 22nd. There are two times to choose from...10a-Noon and 6:30p-8:30p. Contact the Little Blue House for more info or to reserve a seat.

Have a Happy Monday!
Miss Tracy :)

LBH Ornament: Day #8

I love the ornament #8...It features a new technique that the gals and I learned when we were in Houston. When you create this ornament, you will learn just how easy it is to build dimension using paper clay! This ornament has been designed for you by Susan Tidwell.

Unfortunately it is very difficult to see the dimension in a photo...stop by the LBH and take a look in person...You will be AmAzeD!!!
You can view the entire step by step tutorial on the LBH Blog at

You will never want to throw away another pretty napkin after you see this tutorial!!
Happy Crafting!
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

LBH Ornament: Day #7

Hello again everyone!
If you are wondering how to add a little glam to your trees or gift bags...you will definitely want to create these Glitzy Glam Ornaments that are featured today on the LBH 12 days of Ornaments feature! They have been designed for you by Kristyn! Take a look...

They feature fabulous glitter from P K Glitz and bling from Zva!!
Check out the LBH blog and Kristyn will show you how to get your "glam on" and you will see step by step instructions to recreate these Glitzy Glam ornaments!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

LBH Ornament: Day #6

Hello again! If you are looking for an easy ornament to add a little sparkle to your tree...then today's ornament will be perfect for you! It has been designed by Rhonda Merry and I think it's.....
"Snow" Pretty!!!!!!!


It is made from these wonderful wooden doilies by Maya Road and features Pearl Pens by Viva! The sparkle comes from this wonderful new product called Sugar Dust!

It would be a fabulous edition to your Christmas Tree!
Visit the LBH Blog to see how Rhonda created this Glistening Ornament!
www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com
Be sure to stay tuned...I'm featuring the ornament for Day #7...Can't wait to share it with you!!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)


 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

LBH Ornament: Day #5

Welcome Back...It's a great day to feature another ornament
from the LBH 12 Days of Ornaments feature!
Today's ornament is designed by Susan Tidwell...


It's a charming Sugared Tart Tin Tree! Isn't it darling!
It features Tart Tins by Jenni Bowlin and little wooden thread spools.




The sugar is a great new product that we are carrying at the LBH called Sugar Dust...it is similar to Diamond Dust but ultrafine...looks just like sugar and has a beautiful sparkly look!

To see the full tutorial on how to make your own Tart Tin Tree, visit the LBH blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com.
Remember to follow the blog and post your comments for a chance to WIN...there are still 7 more ornaments coming! You won't want to miss out on any of them...trust me...more great ornament inspiration coming your way!!!!
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LBH Ornament: Day #4

Are you getting in the holiday spirit??!!??  I know I am...and you will be too when you see today's featured ornament in the Little Blue House 12 Days of Ornaments Feature! Check out the Santa Star Ornament created by Rhonda Merry...

I fell in love with it at first sight! I love the vintage Santa paper and the Crackle finish on the star! If you would like to make one of these for your tree, you can find all the materials used at the
Little Blue House and you can see a full tutorial featured
on the LBH blog today!
www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com
Leave a comment there, to be entered into a chance to WIN this ornament!

Hope your day is Merry!!!
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LBH Ornament: Day #3

Good Morning Friends!
If you like folding projects...then Ornament #3 is going to put a holly jolly smile on your face! Check out these beautiful Oragami Christmas Flower Ornaments designed by Elaine Howell.

You can see the full tutorial on how to make these beautiful blossoms on the LBH Blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com.
She also shows how to make some fun beaded garland using fishing line and the Viva Pearl Pens! I can't wait to make some of these for my tree and other home decor projects!
Time to get folding :)
Miss Tracy :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

LBH Ornament : Day #2

It's Day #2 of the LBH 12 Days of Ornaments feature!
Today's ornament is designed by Kristyn (my wonderful daughter)... Take a look...
 It's an adorable Ruffled Ribbon Tree Ornament!
I think it looks fabulous! I'm so proud of her. You can see her step by step tutorial featured on the LBH Blog at
www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com
All this ornament making is really getting me in the mood to Deck the Halls early this year! By any chance, have you put your Christmas Tree up yet?? I'm planning to soon!
Stay tuned more Ornament Inspiration is coming!!!
Merry Crafting!
Miss Tracy :)
P.S. Check out the LBH blog post today to see if you
are yesterday's WINNER!  Good Luck!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ornament #1: My Little Blue House Ornament

 Hello Everyone!
I am thrilled to announce that the LBH 12 Days of Ornaments feature has officially begun!
I have the great privilege of revealing Ornament #1. I have designed a wonderful commemorative Little Blue House Ornament for 2011.  If you would like to see a full tutorial on this cutie...please visit the LBH blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com.
Be sure to leave a comment when you visit the LBH blog and you will be have the chance to WIN this ornament! We will be featuring a different ornament and tutorial each day for the next 12 days!

The House was custom designed for the LBH by the great folks at Heart of Texas Studios.  So you won't find it anywhere else...It's just adorable and so easy to construct and decorate!
 

These little houses would be really cute for all types of crafts! I'm going to make a couple more...one for my own house with our house # on it and another one to resemble our family cabin in Red River. I'll post them when I have them finished.
Be sure to watch the blog tomorrow...the ornament for Day #2 is has been designed by my daughter, Kristyn...it's wonderful! I love to see her create and I think you will love the technique she's going to share with you. It's super easy, super fun, and super beautiful!
Hope you will join in and create right along with us during
the LBH 12 days of Ornaments feature!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)
P.S. If you would like a kit to create your own Little Blue House Ornament, please contact the House at (8170 431-7930 or stop by to pick one up. Kitting is underway...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

So very Thankful Layout...now available at the LBH!

Hello friends!
I wanted to share a new layout that I have designed for
the
Little Blue House!
So very Thankful Layout:
This double layout features the Summer's End Paper Collection by Fancy Pants Designs. You will enjoy scrapping with overlays and learning a couple of fun flower making techniques...and check out the unique banner and fun tags! This layout will be perfect for featuring those in your life that you are So Very Thankful for! So Count your Blessings and let's get scrapping! This layout can be created in any of the LBH Buffet's or you can purchase as a kit.
The cost of this layout is $25.
 
Here are some close up's for you to enjoy...



Hope to see you at the Little Blue House! Have a wonderful week....and Go RaNgErS!!!!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Playing Possum!!!

Hello friends!
Have you heard the expression "Playing Possum"?? Well Rhonda and I now know the true meaning of the phrase! As we were preparing to open the Little Blue House last Thursday morning, we did our normal routine and tasks...one of which is taking out the trash. As Rhonda, walked out the backdoor to lean over the step railing to drop the trash in the can, she let out a squeal and starts hollering for me to come quick! As I peaked over the railing, this is what I saw (of course I immediately ran over to get my camera...the obsessive picture-taker that I am!) ...It is a small possum all curled up in our grass clippings that Scott had put in there the day before...
He was all snuggled up in the grass and looked SO cute and sweet...right?!?! So Rhonda quickly deduces that he must have come up the steps and jumped into the trash can and now the "sweet" thing can't get out.....

So of course, we must help the little fella out (cause we're such kind animal-friendly peeps ya know!) So I'm taking pictures and Rhonda carefully tips over the trash can on it's side. We both expect our furry friend to go running out, but instead nothing happens, no scampering, no scurrying, not even a sound?!?!
Maybe he is hurt...we wonder?!?! So we slowly walk to the edge of the can...Rhonda in front and me with camera in hand...

and THIS is what we see! He's not so cute when he's lunging to attack you with teeth and nails gnarling and making the most AwFuL hissing noise I've ever heard! Rhonda runs, I snap the photo and run!

I'm amazed at how something that seemed SO cute and helpless in a flash turned into something so terrifying and hideous! We learned our lesson and now are a little more cautious when taking out the trash...hee hee! This little stinker must be the culprit that keeps getting into our trash at night. I'm getting really tired of cleaning up after him. If you have any tips on how I might keep him out of my garbage....PLEASE share them with me! One of my customers said to put vinegar in the cans??
Love to hear some of your critter stories??
Beware of possums playing possum...haha!!
Miss Tracy :)