Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lucky Me!

Hello Friends! I wanted to share one of my most recent creations with you...it's my "Lucky Me" Minibook. I thought it would be fun to create a special book to fill with photos and journaling about everything I feel lucky to have in my life!
My book features the wonderful papers from the Twig Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle and the Lucky Bingo Card from Jenni Bowlin.  It has a great "natural" feel with lots of fun embellies and a few acrylic pages...Here is a peek inside...

 
"Lucky Me" measures 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.  It is a project that you can create at any of the Little Blue House Creative Buffets.
The cost is $30 and kits are still available.
You'll even receive a "lucky" penny with your kit!

As I reflect on what I feel lucky for, one of them is that I have made so many wonderful friends...like you!
What do you feel lucky to have in your life?

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

Friday, February 18, 2011

Creating Keepsakes Top CHA Picks!

I just recently found out that Creating Keepsakes picked
Ten Seconds Studio as one of their Top Picks of the CHA Winter Show. I was super excited when I looked at the blog post and saw one of my LO's that I designed for TSS!  It's a LO of my most favorite guy....yep, you guessed it...my GrandBoy Kaden. 
Here is the LO and the link if you are interested
 in finding out their other picks :
 
Here's a closer look...
 

http://www.creatingkeepsakesblog.com/blog/2011/02/05/editors-picks-new-scrap-products-from-cha-winter-2011/?utm_source=Feb15_2011_CKNF&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=CKBlogContent&utm_campaign=Feb15_2011_CKNF
 
All of the NEW TSS Design Molds are fabulous!  I can't wait to share them with my Hot Metal Mama's group that meets on March 1st at the Little Blue House. There is still seating available if you would like to join me!  All of the NEW molds and Stamps are back in stock at the LBH...Stop by sometime and I'll show you my fav's!
 
Here is another LO that I designed for TSS
 using one of their NEW Kabuka Molds...
Look at the beautiful detail in this design... 

 
Consider adding a little art metal to your next project! You won't be dissappointed. It will take your creativity to a whole new level!
 
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Repurpose your Packaging!

Hello Everyone!  I wanted to share a couple of the projects that I designed for my Scrapstasher's Group. This month I decided to re-purpose something...and for those of you who don't know me all that well, I'm here to tell you that I am the World's Biggest Packaging Nut!  I just absolutely LOVE packaging...If it's in a cute, creative package...this gal will buy it (sometimes regardless of what's inside...heehee). This being said, the choice for me was an obvious one and I repurposed these two tins into adorable Shadow Boxes...Take a looksie...

This tin originally held a set of clear stamps...
I transformed this tin into a hanging shadow box. I think it's a great way to show off your favorite photo!...this photo I'm especially fond of because it is my super cute GrandBoy Kaden! He has such an expressive face and I just love this photo of him!

I decided to stay away from ribbon and used twine instead...I love the natural look of it...


You may recognize this tin! It is from Maya Road...this is how they package a lot of their Chipboard pieces that they sell!  It's perfect way to store momentos, keepsakes, a minibook, recipes, or use it as a functional item and store some of your Scrap Stuff in it...
I'm going to give this one to my good friend, Valerie. This is a picture of her daughter, Jordyn on her first birthday. I thought it would be a great tin for her to keep Jordyn's birthday photos, and momentos (such as her invitation, a keepsake napkin, or maybe even candles, etc.) from the party.
A wonderful little keepsake birthday box!

Here is a closer look at the details... 

What's great about these tins is that the handles are removable, so it makes it very easy to cover with paper and you're not having to cut and piece around the hardware. After you add your paper, just pop the handle right back on...super easy!

I hope these projects inspire you to think twice before throwing your packaging away. You can transform them into fabulous projects and use up those scrap papers you have laying around in the process. They were so fun to make!

If you would like more info on Scrapstasher's, please visit the Little Blue House blog at www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com.

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)



Friday, February 4, 2011

Kids + Snow = Great Day!


 Hayden, Noah, Taylor & Maddi stopped only for one quick second to pose for a photo...then the snowball wars began!
 Lookin' good in that hat Maddi!
 Of course Hayden (14 yrs.) refuses to put on his coat...He didn't last too long out there....ha!
 Maddi better watch out...I think her BFF Taylor is about to give her a snowball surprise!
The kiddos made a sign for their Snowman directing you all to
 The Little Blue House!  Isn't that cute! I guess i've trained them well...heehee.

Enjoy the snow while it lasts!