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 :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Scrapstasher Tags - Creatve Leaf-Making!!

Happy Fall Everyone!!
My Scrapstasher project this month was so Wonder"fall" that I wanted to share them with you! I designed some fall tags from my scraps of left over printed papers, felt, denim, burlap, and old polyester fabric!  I cut my tags out of boxes that tend to pile up around the shop. Great way to recycle! I just love the look and texture that you get by peeling off the top layer to expose the corrugate! Here are some pic's of them for you to enjoy...


I Can't believe it's Polyester! Pocket Tag

 

Autumn Blossoms Tag



Denim Dandy Slider Tag



Burlap Bendies Tag



Embossed Elegance Tag



Recycled Splendor Tag


If you weren't able to attend Stasher's this month or don't live local to the Little Blue House, I have good news for you! I created my own little "How To" tutorials for each tag for our Stasher Workshop and if you contact the LBH, you can pay the $5 stasher fee and we will be happy to email the Creative Leaf Making Guide to you! You can contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930.  I hope you have fun trying out these new techniques! You can use any of your leaf dies, punches, stamps and find lots of leaf templates online... or consider cutting them on your Cricut or Silhouette.

Oh...and before you go, I want to show you a pic of me and my Grandboy Kaden! This was taken last week at Kaden's Birthday Party. My sweet boy is now 3 years old!!! I can't believe how fast he is growing up.  It's such a blessing to be his Lolly!





Enjoy your week and give a big hug to those you love!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy
(aka Kaden's Lolly)