Friday, May 25, 2012

Front Porch Kit "Sew Artsy" Featured on Scrap Scene!


The Sew Arsty Front Porch Kit is featured today on Scrap Scene! Place your orders soon for this amazing kit! Just check out all the items that are "sew" amazing. 
Click to enlarge image and see all the goodies that will arrive in your kit! Possibilities are endless!


The Little Blue House is “Sew” proud to present our newest Front Porch Kit…”Sew” Artsy! This unique kit is a wonderful blend of fabulous papers, fun embellies, tons of textiles and charming, one-of-a-kind vintage treasures! It is truly bursting at the seams with creative possibilities! It features a bright, cheerful color palette, perfect for creating happy projects and preserving happy memories! When you purchase your “Sew” Artsy kit you will also receive a “Sew” Artsy BluePrint Guide. This Guide will include step-by-step instructions on how to create 7 unique projects from your kit AND if you still are seeking even more inspiration!!!!…Look no further than our “Sew” Artsy Inspiration Gallery and prepare to be AmAzeD and InSpiReD!!! Our Front Porch Design Team is “Sew” talented…be sure to check it out! Because of the unique nature of some of the items in this kit, it will only be available while supplies last. So don’t delay, order your “Sew” Artsy kit today to ensure that it makes its way from our Front Porch to yours. Stay true to your passion—Keep Creating! 
Here's the link to the feature on Scrap Scene:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Zebralicous Birthday Card

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Hey there! I had to whip up an adorable card for a 1 year old little diva's birthday party this past Saturday. I knew the paper and stamps I wanted to use, but that was it! I chose the zebra striped Heidi Swapp paper from the pack I bought 2 weekends ago at the crop I went to. I loved it and it was perfect–birthday girls' theme was zebra and pink!

I had wanted to do some balloons with the hearts from the SP&Company Artsy Heartsy set since I got it and here ya have it! Balloons! Again, I grabbed a coordinating sheet of paper from the paper pack and stamped away.

I used some simple silver string to put behind the balloons and I stuck a cute little cloud with the word Sweet inside it. Those two are stamps from the Dear Lizzy set (I don't have the name of the set with me and cannot find it to link) I also picked up at the crop. I have 2 boys, but lots of little girls to make cute cards for in the family and for friends of mine. Had to have it!

So I had a scrap from cutting the zebra paper and couldn't let it go to waste, so I made a tiny little bow with it on the right of the card. And it's perfect because birthday girl has TONS of hair bows and hair accessories!

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Inside, another strip got put to good use with a simple heart punch cut out and a cute sentiment from Stampin' Up!

Hope you enjoyed my zebralicious card! Would love to hear comments!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I'm a winner!!

Happy to announce that I was the blog hop winner over at SP&Company! Please check out the post and her stamps. They're awesome! Thank you for picking my project. I had a blast making it and can't wait to add photos to it!

Here's the link: http://www.thescrapmaster.com/2012/05/may-blog-hop-winners.html

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Front Porch Kits, Sew Artsy FULL REVEAL!


Today is the day!!! I get to reveal each of my projects. Let's see who guessed it :)

Project #1: PINTEREST FASION MINI ALBUM
I used one single sheet of cardstock for the interior pages making pockets to hold 2 outfits I pinned to my Fashion board. This book is nice and small enough to stick in your purse on your way out to go shopping for clothing. Great thing is that you can change out the fashions for each season! I just resized the images in InDesign 4 up on a 4x6 sheet size so I could just cut it apart and stick them into the pockets. I had a blast finally using some of my pinned items :)

For the cover, I really wanted to use the box that the kit came in, so I did! I just rounded the two corners and there ya go! Instant textured covers.



Project #2: FLOWER PIN
I used some Papertrey Ink dies to cut out this flower pin with fabric and felt included within the kit, layered them for texture, and I actually sewed (yes, ME, I did use a needle and thread) this button on and the pin backer. I used a vintage button card to stick the pin on and glued some pretty lace trim on the bottom. I found a beautiful button within the kit and used that for the flower's center along with a tiny spool and added some pink string in the kit for a pop of color. 


Project #3: MEET HATTIE HOOP
This is Miss Hattie Hoop. Basic embroidery hoop made into an adorable frame. This was one of the gifts I gave my mom for Mother's Day. I used this plastic backed canvas type material for the main background, stamped on it with a brown ink and used soft colored Copics to color in the flowers for a vintage/soft touch. There are stamps of simple dragonflies as well hiding behind the photos.
I added a pop of color with the paint chip behind the vintage inspired photo strips of my boys. I tacked them on the canvas with adorable button topped pins!! 



I also created a faux button card of my own using Papertrey Ink stamps/dies and used more of the fluffy cream felt in the kit and a vintage button. My favorite thing has to be the canvas tag! I love the look of these. There were several in the kit and this fit perfectly on my hoop. 


To hide the closure at the top of the hoop, I wrapped beautiful mauve ruffled trim around it and made it into a hanger for my mom to be able to just hang this up. SO much fun and so many possibilities with the hoop! 

Project #4: 12X12 LAYOUT
There are soooo many elements to this layout, just take a peek at all the sewing related goodness that I was able to incorporate on a simple layout about cousins and childhood!! I adore the pattern and zipper!!!



And one final project!
Project #5: Dressform Decoration
I knew what I wanted to do with her the moment I "saw" her. Ha! I laugh because I asked my husband to saw a notch into the spool so that I could glue the bottom of the dressform into to stand up. This was my mom's other gift. She has a sewing room that this would go perfectly in! That's the reason I also did this double sided as well so that it would be pretty from whatever side you look at it from.






There are a lot of elements here from the kit–dressform, vintage spool, stickers, pink measuring tape (which I cut it off at 77 to represent the year I was born), wood flower covered with vintage pattern, mini heart hanger, resin flowers, fabric, beautiful scrapbook paper, and more!

I really hope you enjoyed all my projects as much as I enjoyed making them. I hope that you go an order this kit, Sew Artsy TODAY! It's fantastic!!!! And the possibilities are endless :)

The Front Porch Inspiration Gallery is also live TODAY! Visit http://thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com/ to see!


Please visit the rest of the Front Porch Kits design team as well to see their reveals...




Monday, May 14, 2012

Front Porch Kits Sneak Peek #3


Welcome back to the last sneak peek before the full reveal with every special item I was able to create from this kit. I'm telling you, there are so many possibilities with every item in this kit, you'll love every bit of it! It's SEW amazing!!!

The details for the kit:
Pre-orders began on Saturday, May 12 and the full reveal of the kit will be Tuesday, May 15! The Front Porch Inspiration Gallery will also go live on Tuesday as well. Stay tuned to http://thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com/ and pre-order your kit at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com!

Here's my SNEAK PEEK for today:


Keep checking back with all the design team gals blogs for sneak peeks every day until the full reveal on Tuesday! I can't wait to show you all the items I've made and I can't wait to see what the other gals have done with it as well.

Front Porch Kits Design Team Gals:

I'd love for you to leave me a comment with what you think the above item is! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Mini Coaster Album for Adelaide

I was busy, busy at the crop Saturday at Archiver's. This was my main goal to get done-a mini album for a family friend's photos I took of her daughter, Adelaide. There was a whole heart theme here which is purposeful. Adelaide was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and received a heart transplant at, I believe, 7 weeks old.

Well, these were photos of her that I had taken at 6 MONTHS back in March! Look at what a beautiful little miracle she's grown up to be. I love this little girl. Her smile. Her spirit. Her demeanor. All she's been through in her short time here and she has no idea. :)

I dropped this album off to her mom today since I HAD to make sure she had this ON Mother's Day. I hope it made her smile. I smiled the entire time I was making this. I hope you do as you look at these!






 
 





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May SP Stamp Release Blog Hop


Hi friends! I wanted to participate in the new Blog Hop for May over at SP&Company stamps blog...color ORANGE. LOOOOVE me some orange. And I cannot create something orange without thinking of Halloween. My. Favorite. Holiday. EVER.

Here's my project...a mini album for Halloween 2012! I made this a 5x7 album using simple chipboard, just doubled up for each cover, added some awesome Halloween paper I had bought last fall that I adored, made a very adorable flower myself (okay, my BFF helped me a little bit since this was my first time!), and had a blast with my Mister Huey's spray. BOOtiful, don't you think?? I couldn't resist.






My intent is to just use simple 4x6 pics glued back to back and punch the holes to put them in! Maybe a full page of journaling or something cute here and there in the book. And the back inside cover, I want to use empty candy wrappers for candy the kids get to stick in there to go along with the phrase.

Check out the details for the hop HERE and play along! Thanks for stopping by, and as always, I love comments, so thank you!

SP Stamps Used
Vintage October: Journal This (Oct. 31 on front cover)
Artsy Heartsy (chevron design on leaves)
Awareness is Empowering (Be Fearless on inside front cover)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Front Porch Kit-Sneak Peek #2

Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there!!!!! I have a fun little sneak peek again for you today for the Front Porch Kit, Sew Artsy. Hope you enjoy it.


I'm going to give my mom her gifts today, so I can't wait to see how much she loves them!

The details for the kit:
Pre-orders begin on Saturday, May 12 and the full reveal of the kit will be Tuesday, May 15! The Front Porch Inspiration Gallery will also go live on Tuesday as well. Stay tuned to http://thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com/ and pre-order your kit at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com!

Here's my SNEAK PEEK for today:


Keep checking back with all the design team gals blogs for sneak peeks every day until the full reveal on Tuesday! I can't wait to show you all the items I've made and I can't wait to see what the other gals have done with it as well.

Front Porch Kits Design Team Gals:

I'd love for you to leave me a comment with what you think the above item is! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Front Porch Kit Announcement!

Hey everyone! I can finally reveal what the new Front Porch Kit from Little Blue House is called–Sew Artsy. I can guarantee a LOT of fun with this kit. I had a blast making the projects with everything included. Honestly. I don't sew either!!

I did make some beautiful gifts for my mom for Mother's Day since she has a sewing room in her home, so I hope that the items I made for her find a cozy spot in there.

The details for the kit:
Pre-orders begin on Saturday, May 12 and the full reveal of the kit will be Tuesday, May 15! The Front Porch Inspiration Gallery will also go live on Tuesday as well. Stay tuned to http://thelittlebluehouseblog.blogspot.com/ and pre-order your kit at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com!

Here's my SNEAK PEEK for today:


Keep checking back with all the design team gals blogs for sneak peeks every day until the full reveal on Tuesday! I can't wait to show you all the items I've made and I can't wait to see what the other gals have done with it as well.

Front Porch Kits Design Team Gals:
YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Pounds
Susan Tidwell
Rhonda Merry
Robyn Schaub
Liz Qualman
Jennie McGarvey
Elaine Howell
Kristy Fey
Valerie Bishop
Danielle Wycough

I'd love for you to leave me a comment with what you think the above item is! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sweet Thoughts Card

Spring is just around the corner, and you can almost smell those flowers. Okay, I'm dreaming, but this card is too cute for words. ...