Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boo In A Box Single Layout - Happy Halloween

Good morning from the Front Porch!




Lynette Chiles here to discuss adding more photos to your layouts with the use of flips. The Happy Halloween Layout featured in your Blueprint Guide has 10 photos on a single layout.


By adding folded strips to the top of the page it allows you to create flips to hold more photos. I just loved the little icons of the ghost, witch and Frankenstein and how you could match the feet with the heads. Please see blueprint guide for more detailed instructions. Here are a few more photos of how the flips work.



In the summer I had the pleasure of creating a class for the Be Inspired Series named Scraptivity, which means adding more photos, more journaling, and more creativity to your scrapbook page This popular class has now become a monthly class. Each month we will explore new techniques to use on your layouts. September was the debut of this class. We did a double layout using pockets, flips. and folders. We learned how versatile the Envelope Punch Board is.

The October Scraptivity class will feature paints and inks, and of course a few flips.
There are a few spaces available for the October Class, Tuesday, October 28, 10:00 to 1:00 and 6:00 to 9:00.



I hope you will join me :) 

What have you created with your Boo In A Box? Would love to hear your comments.

For more inspiration visit the online gallery at
  www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com
or visit the store gallery at 
The Little Blue House
118 West Olive Street
Keller, Texas 76248


Happy Scrapping, 
Lynette Chiles 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Calling ALL ScrapStashers!!!!!

Miss Tracy here....I want to invite you to join us this
month at the LBH for Scrapstashers! 


This is a fun workshop aimed at helping you find "success with your excess" of papers, embellies, photos, etc. I will design a fun project/projects for our workshop and create a "what to bring" list for you to bring from your own Stash of Supplies! 


Scrapstasher's Anonymous 
Tuesday, October 21st
10am-Noon or 6:30-8:30pm


This month I have a super-cute project to use up all those scraps you have stashed up! We will be altering a frame into a shadowbox project...and creating with our paper scraps in a fun way! I have two samples...one done in a Fall theme and the other one in a Christmas theme. Bring papers to do one or both if you like! Please bring the following items with you to the workshop:

Frame from Ikea
(I have oodles...you can purchase one at the LBH for $1.99)
Three Printed Paper Pieces (6x8) * Fall or Christmas colors
Green printed paper (one 6x12) - If doing Christmas

Orange printed paper (one 6x12) - If doing Fall
One light-weight sheet of chipboard (available at the LBH)
White Cardstock for stamping
Chalk Ink for edges of papers (coordinating colors)
ScorTape 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch
Scotch Tacky Glue
Paper Trimmer and Scissors
Pencil


I will provide some stamps and archival ink for you to choose from for your projects along with a few other items. Make plans to join us! You will love this project! Please stop by, call, or message, the LBH to reserve your seat.  (817) 431-7930

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Cancellation Policy: Class fee is nonrefundable. 
Class fee is non-transferable without 48 hour notice 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Boo in a Box Magnet Chalkboard

Good Morning from the Front Porch!!!!

Rhonda Merry here with a question for you???
Now that some of you have had a chance to open your
box of Front Porch Kit goodies, what will your first project be?  

Me? I went straight to the Surprise Surface in the kit.... the Altered Metal Tray.

We've had several people ask if it will hold magnets.  
The answer is YES! There are 4 magnets included in
the kit for you to create with. 


I designed a magnetic chalkboard.

 I primed the tray and then used  
Rust-o-leum Chalkboard Spray Paint.

I used the included magnets for the spider bow and 
flower, and for the chalk rope and sharpener.

(Did you know that chalk can be sharpened without
 crumbling?  I was excited to discover this little tidbit.)


I then grabbed sheet magnets from all of the fridge
 advertisements and football schedules that have 
accumulated over the years.  They are perfect for
 magnet boards because they take well to any adhesive, 
run through the die machines easily and store 
well if you want to create a collection
 of scenes for more holiday decorating.

Once I made all of my pieces, it was time to 
decorate and add my reminders.


I love it!!!

We want to hear from you. Leave a comment telling 
us what you created with your kit. But, if you're not sure
 what to make, then visit our online gallery to see
  more from our Front Porch Kit Boo in a Box, at
www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com

Or visit our in store gallery at 
The Little Blue House
118 W. Olive Street
Keller, TX 76248

Merry Creating!!
Rhonda

Saturday, October 11, 2014

November Calendar

                                            
Hi Gals--- Check out our November Calendar...Come join us for some Scraptastic, Crafty FUN!!!!

    November 2014

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat






1
Open Tues-Sat
10am-5pm

Closed
Sun/Mon
Extended Hours
10am-9pm
On class nights




Mixed Media Masters Workshop
10am-3pm

LBH Buffet
10am-2pm

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Closed

Closed

Art Journaling
10am-1pm
6pm-9pm
Mixed Media Masters Workshop
10am-3pm


LBH Buffet
10am-2pm
5pm-9pm
Closed
 for Store Reset
Home for the Holidays Open House
10am-5pm

9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Closed

Closed

Fetti Fans Workshop
10am-1pm
6pm-9pm
Miss T’s Pickers
10am-1pm
6pm-9pm

LBH Buffet
10am-2pm
5pm-9pm
Open Studio
10am-5pm
LBH Buffet
10am-2pm

Twelve Days of Ornaments begins
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Closed




Closed




Scraptivity
10am-1pm
6pm-9pm


SBIAD
Workshop
10am-5pm

Open Studio
10am-5pm

LBH Buffet
10am-2pm
5pm-9pm


Open Studio
10am-5pm



LBH
Createathon

@ the Keller RoundHouse
10am-11pm
LBH Buffet
10am-2pm


23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Closed




Scrapstashers
10am-Noon
6:30pm-8:30p


LBH Buffet
10am-2pm
5pm-9pm


Open Studio
10am-5pm



Closed
Happy
Thanksgiving

12 Days of Ornaments Recap
Closed
Small Business Saturday
(more info to come soon)

SBIAD
Workshop
10am-5pm
30






Closed







118 W. Olive Street, Keller Texas 76248                      www.thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com 817-431-7930                                                                             www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"BOO in a BOX" Winner!!!!!


Hello friends of the LBH!!!
I want to thank all of your for sharing your comments with us...and thank you for all your fun squeals and compliments about our NEW Front Porch Kit!!!


Please join me in Congratulating the
 WINNING COMMENTER
randomly selected from
our past Sneak Peek Blog Posts....

CONGRATS TO....
Tracey McNeely

Please contact the LBH to claim
 your "BOO in a BOX" kit.


This Spooktacular Kit is available NOW!
To see the full content list and our "BOO in a BOX" Inspiration Gallery, visit our website...
Miss Tracy :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

News from the Front Porch: REVEAL DAY!

What a "Boo"tiful Day for a Grand Reveal!!!!
I am so excited to finally unveil our "BOO in a BOX" Front Porch Kit....Prepare yourself for Spooky-Cute-Ness!!!!!



It's ALL TREATS and NO TRICKS with this one-of-a-kind Paper-Crafting Kit!  “BOO in a BOX” is oozing with frightfully, delightful goodies and sure to cast a spell on your Creativity!!! Get ready for a unique color pallet, sparkle, and tantalizing textures!!! This Spooktacular assortment of papers and products are perfect for preserving your favorite Halloween Photos (present or past)! You will also enjoy some fun unique goodies and alterables to create the perfect Treats and some bewitching Home Decor projects too!
"Boo in a Box" Front Porch Kit: $39.95

 BOO BONUS--- This kit includes a custom-designed
Stamp Set by Reverse Confetti...It's too cute to Spook!!!
You will fall in love with the little Ghostie stamp. 


Cast your eyes on the Haunted Happiness included in our "BOO in a BOX" Front Porch Kit...
Mummy Wrappings...Halloween Trims...SPARKLE


CHiPPerS Alphas...Alterable Metal Tray...Glitzy Ghouls


TReaT ToTe...Creepy Cut Aparts...Magnets


Eerie Embellies...Halloween Pockets & Cards


Ribbons, Trims, Wicked Wire...Oh my!!!


Watch out for Spiders....AND so MUCH more
 Haunted Happiness!!!!







If you dare to look for Thrilling and Chilling projects to further inspire YOU….Look no further than our “BOO in a BOX” Inspiration Gallery. Our FPK Designers have created some awesome projects “witch” are sure to spark your Creative spirits!!!
Click HERE for GALLERY

 
Another BOO BONUS--- You will receive a “Boo in a BoxBluePrint Guide, sent via email, which includes Step by Step Instructions and Photos on 6 incredible projects!





Kits are only available while supplies last….SO BEWARE…Purchase your “BOO in a BOX” Front Porch Kit today to ensure that it makes it’s way from our Front Porch to yours!!
You can purchase online, over the phone, or at the LBH.
www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com

Also, I want to thank all of you who posted comments on our Sneak Peek posts. I loved reading about your Halloween Memories, Traditions, Candy, and Costumes! Thank you for sharing!!! I smiled, I giggled, and each comment conjoured up my own fav memories!
The WINNING Commenter will be drawn TONIGHT!!!
 So stay tuned...

KITS will be available for Pick Up on WED. Oct. 8th.

Happy Haunting my Friends!
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. Have a favorite goodie you can't wait to create with?? Share with us what you like best about "BOO in a BOX"...