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 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 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...

Become an LBH Fan...visit the blog at...

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
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 :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sample Making Frenzy...

I'm up to my eyeballs in NEW goodies from Hazel & Ruby and having a ball!!! I am making FuN samples to show off at the
Hazel & Ruby Product Premiere this Saturday at the
Little Blue House.

Hazel & Ruby is a new company that develops innovative DIY & Crafting products perfect for Repurposing or Upcycling!...and those of you who know me best...know how I love to upcycle and repurpose! :))))))) Their current Products are Stencil Masks, Fat Roll & Scallop Washi Tapes, Large Decorative Tissue Paper Rolls, Sequin Tubes and Pic Pocket Overlays which you will be able to see me demo-ing on  Saturday! 

I'll also have a fun Technique Take-Away for everyone who comes on Saturday! Make plans to come check it out!

I'll post some peeks of my samples soon...

Stay tuned my friends...
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Leave a comment about your love of upcycling! I'll give one lucky commenter a FUN Hazel & Ruby Prize!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Join me for a Retreat & Specialty Workshops this Spring!

Hello Friends!    
I have the great privilege of teaching some fabulous Specialty Workshops this Spring at two of my favorite Retreat Destinations! I would love for you to join me so I'm passing along the info to YOU! 

Altered Windows Workshop 
Saturday, April 26th
Hosted by: Whitworth Ranch Retreat
Retreat dates: April 25th-27th

I’m so excited to be guest teaching at the Whitworth Ranch Retreat for my Altered Windows Workshop! My workshop will be held on Saturday so you will have plenty of time to work on your other projects, during your stay at the Ranch.
 Can't come for the whole weekend but want to come to the Workshop???
That's okay too...Contact Stacy Seely at Whitworth Ranch and she will reserve you a spot just for the Saturday Workshop....or the whole weekend. Just a few spots remaining, so don't delay. Reserve your seat soon.

In my Altered Window Workshop, I will be assisting you with the design, creation, and total transformation of your window. I'll help you every step of the way…It will be so much fun and I know you will treasure your windows for years to come!
I will be bringing lots of goodies, fabrics (burlaps, muslins), banners, buttons, ribbons, trims, jute, old book pages, etc. in a variety of very neutral colors…so that they will blend well with your paper selections. I will also teach you how to make some great accents for your windows…fun banners and beautiful art metal accents…some fun fabric accents too!  I will have my Silhouette so that we can easily cut any specific words or letters you want for your window as well. 
Here are the items that you need to bring:
*Window (Stacy has some to sell if you are in need of one)
*Please have your window cleaned up & painted (if desired) before our workshop
Variety of Printed Papers (colors and prints of your choice to match your d├ęcor)
Cardstock for cutting words (color of your choice)
Photos, Mementos, Trinkets, etc. that you want to feature on your window
Specific fabrics or ribbon if wanting a color other than something neutral
Please also bring your Crafting Basics:
Fabric Scissors and Craft Scissors
 Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
 Glossy Accents
 Heat Gun
Helmar 450 or other Fast Grab Tacky Glue

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me prior to our Workshop. I look forward to creating wonderful windows with you!
You can get all the info regarding Whitworth Ranch and
this amazing weekend event here...


Artful Treasures Workshop Series
Friday 5/16 & Saturday 5/17
Hosted by: Crafty Creations Retreat
Retreat Dates: May 15th-18th

In this Workshop, I will be walking you through the Wonders of VerDay Metal Patinas and embarking on a Leather Embossing Adventure with the NEW Cattle-ist products from Ten Seconds Studio. It will be a series of three projects...An Altered Book/Journal, An Altered Canvas, and an Altered Cigar Box! I will share with you some great tips and tricks along the way...and teach you some fun techniques to make unique accents for your projects!

More info and Photos COMING SOON!
Registration will begin this week :)))))) 

You may contact Angie or Leisa for more info regarding this fabulous weekend event here....

Come Retreat & Create with me this Spring!!!
Miss Tracy :)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Front Porch Reveal Day!

Happy Reveal Day!!!
I've been teasing you over the past few days with 
sneak peeks of projects and goodies from 
the NEW Front Porch Kit...

Now the day has finally come and I can show you ALL the goodies in this "Shine"tastic Kit! 

SO much Cuteness packed into this Box o' Goodies from the Front Porch! Too see even more pics and all the details, hop over to the LBH Blog...or better yet, stop by the Little Blue House today and see it all in person! 

Here are a few of the layouts that I designed with the "Your Time to Shine" Front Porch Kit...I'll post more of my projects through out the stay tuned! 

I'll post more close up's of the details later :)
(Have to hurry and get to the LBH this morning...LoL!)

Even more inspiration awaits...I am working on our NEW Inspiration Gallery (on the NEW website) and will announce as soon as it is ready to view! Our FPK Design Team has done an outstanding job! I'm constantly amazed and inspired by their creations!!!

Thank you for all of your comments over the past few days! I love reading them...You gals always make me SmiLe!!!
I'll be drawing the Winner today and announce tomorrow!

Shine On Sisters...
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day...and a Final Sneaker...

Wishing you all much LOVE and BIG HUGS today...
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

Love is in the Air....and it's also in the NEW "Time to Shine" Front Porch Kit! You will fall in love with the papers, embellies, fabrics, ribbons & trims,....SO much too LOVE!

I have a couple more great peeks of a few of my projects designed with my NEW "Time to Shine" Front Porch Kit! Big Reveal is tomorrow...Yippee!!!!!

Here are a few peeks...
Even though this kit has lots of pretty, sparkly, goodies in it...It's still so versatile that you can also design something feature the "guys" in your life....

 I "heart" the Gold & Silver Metallic Papers in this kit from Pink Paisle... Big LOVE!!!!!!

Created something pretty unique with my surface in the kit...Can't wait to show you the whole thing tomorrow!!! 

Alright gals...I have to go pack some boxes! I wish you much LOVE and ChoCoLaTe today!!! Be sure to comment here and over on the LBH blog for a chance to WIN!!!

Much Love,
Miss Tracy :)