Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Pretty Mists! - Front Porch Inspiration

Hello Everyone!  I wanted to share another little bit of Front Inspiration with you today! One of my new favorite things in my scrappy stash of supplies is Maya Mists! I just love the beautiful colors (especially the metallics) and I'm quickly adding to my stash with one bottle at a time...(ok, maybe its more like 3 or 4 bottles at a!).  I'm a big fan of reference swatches so I decided to make a Mists reference book out of goodies from my Front Porch Kit (A Little Birdie Told Me).  I love swatch books and I use them all the's so easy to quickly look at it and color match with ease! It's also a great way for me to keep up with which colors I have so I don't accidentally buy something I already own...(hmm..wonder if that ever happens to anyone besides me..hehe)
I used the Chipboard tags (Maya Road) that were in my FP Kit and covered them with some of the papers in my kit. I then used the tag as a template to create my swatch tags (I cut them out of the cream cardstock in my kit). I misted each cardstock tag with my Maya Mist, dried them with my heat gun, and then wrote the name of each color on the back of each tag. I also misted my chipboard alphas (Maya Road) to create my title on the front of my book.
I further embellished my cover with some crocheted lace trim and ran some of the black ribbon thru the center. I created a rosette out of some fabric from my kit and then simply cut slits to create the frayed petals. I topped it off with a teal silk fower, button, and a little knotted piece of the black ribbon.

I put it all together using a binder ring and I am so happy with how it turned out! It's really a quick and easy project. I hope you'll try making one for yourself! To view more fabulous projects created with this month's Front Porch Kit, please visit the website at

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

Friday, March 25, 2011

Teal-riffic Memories!

 I wanted to post a few pic's from our premiere of LIVE with Prima from the Little Blue House!  It was a blast and I want to thank Lolly Chessie and Daniella Dobson for joining us! 
 Everyone was decked out in Teal from head to toe... even the cupcakes were Teal...LOL!
I can't wait to do it again!!  Lolly and I are working out dates for the next LIVE show and I will post it soon!

Take a look at these Teal beauties! Thanks ladies for making the night so you gals!!

The Prima Big 10 Cards were lovely!  If you missed out on this fabulous workshop, no worries! We have added a second date in April.


The Prima Card Workshop will be held on Wed. 4/20
from 6:30p-8:30p and you will create all 10 cards and get loads of Prima goodies!  The cost is $40 to attend.
Please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930 to reserve your spot.

Enjoy your day!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Home Tweet Home! Front Porch Inspiration!

Happy Spring my friends!  I just love this time of year when everything begins to bloom and color springs forth in the grass, trees, and of course...I love to see flowers in bloom! As I looked through my Front Porch Kit, I knew that I simply must create another Birdhouse to add to my ever-growing collection. I have such a love for them and I especially love this one!  My little birdhouse is attached to the top of an old bed spring...If you are a "junker" like me than you'll love this project!  It so fun to watch it bounce on the Spring. Next time you're out "junking" be sure to pick up one of these beauties. Sometimes they are a little rusty but that's nothing that a little clear sealer won't take care of. Here is a closer look at the crafty details...

With just a few simple steps, you can re-create this project!
Miss Tracy's How To:
1. First, I painted the birdhouse. I used 2 colors, Metallic Espresso and Metallic Aquamarine. Once dry, I inked the edges and the opening with a little black chalk ink (Quick Quotes).
2. Next, I punched multiple 1 in. circles out of this gorgeous floral print (Fancy Pants/Its the Little Things) and then cut them all in half and inked the edges with Black chalk ink (Quick Quotes). I then layered them row by row to create shingles on my rooftop. I only adhered the top so that I could flip up the edges of each shingle.
3. I then wrapped the pink ribbon (Creative Impressions) around the base of the house and tied off the tails in a pretty bow.
4. I created two Spiral Roses (one is smaller than the other) out of my pretty printed paper (Echo Park/For the Record). I embellished the BH with them and some of the silk flowers and a leaf from my Front Porch Kit. Here is a link to one of my fellow crafter's tutorials on how to create these fab flowers.
5. I covered two of my Front Porch Cutz Birds with fabric and their wings with burlap... These goodies were all in my Front Porch Kit! Then added a little inking to create dimension and adhered one to the birdhouse and the other to the bed spring.

I hope my project inspires you and brings you a little creative joy!!
Please share your comments and let me know if you have any questions.  Please visit the Front Porch website here and click on the Project Gallery to see more fabulous creations from
this month's FP kit..."A Little Birdie told Me...". 

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

Friday, March 18, 2011

Front Porch Friday...Big Reveal!

YAY!!! The Big Reveal Day is finally here!  I'm so excited to share with you my "Watch Me Grow" LO that I designed using my "A Little Birdie told Me..." Front Porch Kit!  This happens to be one of the Feature Projects that you will receive a full tutorial on for those who purchase the FP March Kit. There will be a total of 5 projects with full "How To's" on your Instructional CD and this is one of the 5:
 Don't Forget!!!
Friday Night Live is tonight....airing from the LBH!

Click here to get to the U-Stream

If you would like to log into the chat,
you will have to open a U-stream account if you don't already have one. (No Account needed to just watch.)
Lots of Prize Give-Aways and we will share some
Creative FUN with you too!!

"A Little Birdie told Me..." that kits are flying away by the minute so don't delay, order your Front Porch Kit today!!!! 
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...(to post more sneaks!)

Only 1 more day til the Big Reveal of the Front Porch March Kit!!  Here are a couple sneaks of some projects that I created
 with my March Kit...and...I hope you will make plans to join us tomorrow night for our first ever LIVE webcast from the
Friday Night Live will begin at 8:30pm and here is the link:
We will show off the FP Kit and featured projects...AND...
teach you a fun project...AND...share our famous
"Mush & Skwush" technique with you!

Enjoy the peeks!

Have a Creative Day!!!
Miss Tracy :) 
If you would like to pre-order "A Little Birdie Told Me" please visit

Monday, March 14, 2011

Front Porch Sneakers!!! March Kit releases this Friday!

I'm thrilled to begin the official countdown this week to our Big Reveal of the first Front Porch Kit! 

 I will be posting new sneak peeks each day until Friday...then I can show you the whole enchilada!!!!  This is an amazing find out more about Front Porch Kits, please visit the website at . This is an awesome Kit Club with "no strings" attached!

I hope you will join us this Friday at 8:30pm for our Live webcast from the LBH..."Friday Night Live"! We will be showing off the kit and have a fun project to share with you! I'll post another Sneaker tomorrow!  Share a comment today for a chance to win a special prize from this month's kit...I'll be collecting the names all week! 

Happy Monday!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring is in the Air!!

Come join me this Friday and Saturday at the
Little Blue House
Spring Fling Open House!
Here's a quick peek at one of our upcoming class projects...His name is Chuck (because we can't decide if he looks more like a chick or a duck..LOL!) 
Loads of NEW product from some of your favorite vendors will be available and you can see all of our NEW Spring/Easter Class projects.  While you're there, you can enjoy some refreshments and a free Make & Take!  Hope you can join me! 

Miss Tracy :)