Friday, April 25, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon!

Good Morning!
Well, it's that time of year...Another school year will be wrapping up in just a few short weeks and then it's Hello Summer! 


If you are looking for some creative ways to show appreciation to those Teachers in your lives, check out the LBH Blue Crew blog posts from this week. We have been featuring great Teacher Treat project ideas and fun tutorials every day this week.

Here are a few of them...











Visit the LBH Blue Crew Fan Blog today!
www.lbhbluecrew.blogspot.com


Have a Happy Friday!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monochromatic Card: LBH Fan Blog Fishbowl Challenge

Hi Friends--

Nat and Cat posted the first (of many to come) FishBowl Challenges over on the Blue Crew Fan Blog today. The challenge is to simply create a Monochromatic Project...any type of project. 

I chose to design this pretty sunburst card using Yellow as my Monochromatic color scheme.  

It features the beautiful Sunburst die from Taylored Expressions...available at the Little Blue House.

Here are the steps to follow if you would like to create this card...Great card for multiples! Any occasion...any color scheme...they will look fabulous!

To begin, I cut my base card and scored.
Yellow Cardstock 4.75 x 5.5
Die cut my Sunburst frame from White Cardstock

Die cut a variety of paper scraps (for the mono challenge I chose all yellow printed papers). I cut my scrap paper large enough to cover the entire Sunburst die so I can easily make multiples of this card. 





I used my Zig glue pen to attach the white frame and laid out the pieces from the different prints in the order I desired. 



Again, using my glue pen, I attached the pieces into their matching spots...kind of like building a puzzle... simple and FuN!





I wanted to embellish the center of my card...so I used a flair button from Lawn Fawn. A cute button with twine would be a nice choice too. If you are a stamper, the center would be a great spot for a stamped sentiment on a punched circle or scalloped circle. 



I love the look of my finished card...now I need to get my other ones made and I'll have several ready to send out for whichever occasion comes up next! I hope you will take the FishBowl Challenge...Visit the Blue Crew Fan Blog to see Nat and Cat's Mono Creations.


Thanks for reading...if you have any questions,
please post a comment. Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Free BluePrint of the month!

Good Morning Friends!

I'm super excited about our NEW Blue Crew Fan Blog...Have you checked it out?!?!? As a thank you to all of my wonderful LBH fans, I will be posting a FREE BluePrint each month on the fan blog.

April's BluePrint of the Month is being featured today! You can see the full "how to", cut list, supplies used, and I'm also sharing some great TIPS that I'm hoping you will want to try out on your next Layout or Crafty Project. Here's a sneak peek...

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Hope you enjoy the layout! I can't wait to see the awesome lo's you will design! When you visit the blog, you can see Cat & Nat's (our fabulous blog hosts) version of the BluePrint LO too!

Share with me if you are a double or a single layout scrapper...I will be alternating the BP's from time to time. I'm also interested to know if any of you would like a Creative Card BluePrint featured sometime. Share your thoughts...

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I must make this...

Hey friends!
When I saw this, I knew right then and there....I MUST MAKE THIS...Take a look at this Canvas made with Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks...I love that word...Reclaimologist!!!!

This super cute canvas was featured on the Hazel & Ruby FB page...It's by Shannon and Mandy of Reclaimoligists and Other Crafty Chicks. If you are into repurposing and refinishing home decor items, you should check out their Facebook Page at 
https://www.facebook.com/ReclaimOlogistsAndOtherCraftyChicks
You can find the Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks at the Little Blue House in Keller, TX. Come see me and I'll be happy to share with you how they work! 

I also want to thank everyone who commented in my last post...I have selected a WINNER!!!Congratulations Melody Soroka!!!
A H&R goodie is waiting for you at the LBH :))))

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)