Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Want to learn about VerDay???

Hello friends!

Come join me and learn the Wonders of 
VerDay Metal Patina Paints by Ten Seconds Studio! 

In my VerDay Workshop this month, we will be transforming an iron topiary while learning all about VerDay...This is such a unique workshop and I have some really cool techniques to share with you!

Tuesday, May 27
Cost: $40
Instructor: Tracy Pounds

The transformation is so fun to watch and I will be teaching you just how easy it is to create some fabulous VerDay Flowers to adorn your iron topiary. I can't wait to show you!!!!

Please bring the following items with you to class:
*Your Basics*
1 can of Spray Paint (color of your choice)
1 roll of Saran Wrap
Heat Gun
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


Reservations are required. I have a limited number of topiaries so the spots will be open only while supplies last. You can reserve your seat over the phone or stop by the Little Blue House!
(817) 431-7930

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weekend Adventure Reveal Day!!!!

Good Morning my friends!!!
So happy today is the BIG REVEAL of my NEW Front Porch Kit....Weekend Adventure!!!

You can see more close up shots and a detailed Content List on the LBH website at 

The Design Board and tons of awesome projects are now on display at the Little Blue House. You can also see all the Design Team projects on the Weekend Adventure Inspiration Gallery! Prepare to be inspired...the team did an outstanding job with this fun-filled kit!!!!

Here is a picture of one of the projects I designed from my Weekend Adventure Kit...

I'll be posting more of my creations through out the stay tuned! Hop on over to the LBH Blog for more Scraptastic details about the
 Weekend Adventure Front Porch Kit!!!

Kits are now available for purchase and pick up at the LBH or you can order online. Available only while supplies last...Order yours today!

I'm about to head to the HouSe...Lots to do today with the Launch of our NEW Kit......More to follow!!!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Sunday Sneak from the Front Porch!!!

Happy Sunday Friends!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the Sneak Peeks from my NEW Front Porch Kit...
Weekend Adventure

It's full of FUN and jam-packed with Creative Potential! You will love the versatile colors and cute embellies...Perfect for preserving those every day moments that make up our most special memories!

Sneak Peek: Day #2

Check out my fellow Front Porch Designers Blogs...They have some fab peeks to share with you too!...and make sure you visit the Little Blue House Blog to see more sneaks and leave a comment for a chance to WIN a Weekend Adventure Kit!
Stay more day of peeks and then on Tuesday, 5/20...REVEAL DAY!!!! I can hardly wait, what about you?!?!?!

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Front Porch Kit Peeks begin TODAY!!!!

Good Morning Friends!!!
I'm so excited to share with you a fun sneak peek of my 
NEW Front Porch Kit....Weekend Adventure!

This kit is filled with a unique combination of fabulous paper-crafting goodies and some fun, unexpected finds too!!! I have hand-selected them just for YOU....and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!!! Be sure to follow along over the next three days...I will be sharing some Sneak Peeks of my Weekend Adventure projects and some behind the scenes sneaks of the Design Board and our kitting process. Here's my Peek of the Day...

You can see peeks and have a chance to WIN
Weekend Adventure Kit on the Little Blue House BLOG... 
Check it out and check out my fellow FPK Design Team gals' blogs...They did an amazing, fantastic, outstanding job with the goodies in this Fun-Filled Kit!!! Here are links to their blogs...

Pre-orders begin TODAY...Stop by the LBH to reserve your kit or you can pre-order online at

Thanks for reading...
Stop back by tomorrow for more great peeks!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Who wants to see more?!?!?!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A couple of my Organizational Fave's

Hello Everyone!
I was inspired by Natalie Sheeran's post on the 

LBH Blue Crew Fan Blog today about some of her favorite organization solutions, so I decided to post a couple of mine... 

I have so many requests regarding organizational ideas so I'm posting some info and pic's from a blog post from days gone by...Hope it inspires you!!!

My creative space happens to be a 10x16 building in my backyard that my family has affectionately named the Scrap Shack. It's fully insulated, has air cond/heating, and is packed from floor to ceiling with all my favorite things!! I would like to share a couple of my organization fav's ...they have added some much needed order to the Scrap Shack.

My Punch Rack (designed by my hubby):
Punches are so bulky and I hated keeping mine stuffed in a drawer or box because for me "out of sight" means "out of mind". I am such a visual person...I like to SEE all of my stuff. So my hubby came up with this amazing idea. He went to Lowes (or maybe it was Home Depot) and bought a piece of metal, then he measured the depth of the punches agaist the wall and cleverly bent the metal into shape with the help of his handy vice. He then attached it to the wall with screws and loaded it with my punches.
I currently have 3 punch bars in the Shack and I love them. Now, all of my punches are right there within arm's reach and I find that I use them so much more now. Added bonus -- they look beautiful and I can look at them lovingly all day long! ha!
Here is a great idea for organizing your ribbon...Let's face it...ribbon is a beast! I am a ribbon addict and I have had such a difficult time trying to figure out the best way to store it. This system works great for me! I purchased several white photo boxes just like this one...
Then, I measured the inside of the boxes and cut some pieces of chipobard that were slightly smaller than my measurement. Next, I sorted my ribbon into basic color groups. Then, I simply began wrapping my pieces of ribbon onto the chipboard and secured the ends with pearl head pins. They fit so perfectly in the boxes and now I can group them easily by color.
If you are a visual person (like me) then place the lid under the box so you can see the beautiful colors of ribbon. If you would rather keep a tidier appearance in your creative space, then simply place the lid on the box and create a label for your ribbon box with the color group listed on it.
Thanks so much for following my blog...I hope these ideas will help to give you some solutions to your organizational challenges. If you are interested in the punch bars, you can order them at the LBH for $10 ea. Have a great day and remember...

Stay true to your passion -- Keep Creating!

Joyfully Yours,
Tracy :)

P.S. Be sure to check out Nat's post on the LBH BlueCrew Blog :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hello friends!
I am sharing a fun #TBT project over on the LBH Blue Crew Fan Blog featuring our special guest this week...
Hazel & Ruby! 

Most of you that know me, know I am a true blue "Picker"!!! 
I love preserving old things and giving them a fresh, new life!!! 
One junky item that I "pick" up whenever I old suitcases or train cases. They have so much charm and character! Today, I'll be showing you my old suitcase that I transformed with Hazel and Ruby products!

Why a suitcase??  Glad you asked...I  love organizing my precious goodies and finds in unique, fun, creative, ways and this suitcase was a perfect fit for ALL of my H&R goodies! This particular beauty had a small divider panel in it and was in great shape...

Look how nicely my H&R wrap and tissue rolls fit inside! You gotta love it!!! Then on the other side of the panel is where I store all of my Stencil Masks...

I even have a fun pocket that I can store my H&R fat washi rolls in and my H&R sequin tubes...
 There is a strap and metal bar thingie on the divider too...The PERFECT place to store my ruler, markers, wipes, brushes, and I stuck a few skewers and pins in there too. These are all my "go to" items when creating wonderful Home Dec items with my Hazel and Ruby Stencil Masks...

So now that you've seen how I'm using my fabulous altered suitcase...Let me show you how this transformation came about! Hop on over to the LBH Blue Crew Fan Blog and you can see my full tutorial.

Great contest to WIN free H&R goodies...get all the details on the LBH Blue Crew Blog!

Have a great Wednesday!
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Got Layouts????

 LBH Layout SALE begins FRIDAY 5/2!!!

Oh Happy Day....the Holiday of my People! LoL!
Celebrate your passion for Scrapbooking and preserving your memories for the future generations to come!...and thank you for sharing with us over the past few posts about your love of scrapbooking! I love reading your comments...Keep'em coming!

Today at the Little Blue House,
we are celebrating NSD with a special

Stop by the HouSe and enjoy a special NSD discount on specific layout kits that will be on display in the back studio...LOTS to choose from!!! Regular price $25 and our NSD price is $15. Friday and Saturday only (while supplies last). 

Come shop, crop, and create with us at the

Friday 5/2 HouSe Hours 10am-5pm
Saturday 5/3 HouSe Hours 10am-5pm

Be sure to check out the LBBlueCrew Fan Blog on Friday 5/2 and see the results of our "Finish in a Flash" Challenge...Here's a peek...

On Saturday, 5/3, I will post my Free BluePrint of the Month...So be sure to become a follower so you don't miss out on any of the BlueCrew features! I'll post a peek on our LBFaceBook page.

Hope to see you in the HouSe!!!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy