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  1. Eat More Cupcakes
  2. Hey Baby, It's Almost Valentine's Day
  3. The Greatest of These is Love Front Porch Kit Reveal Time!
  4. The Greatest of These is Love Front Porch Kit Sneak Peek--Day 3
  5. The Greatest of These is Love Front Porch Kit Sneak Peek=--Day 2
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Eat More Cupcakes


Well, I went to the doctor today for my (annual) physical (TMI?-sorry, but maybe it will remind y'all to get one too!), and everything's status quo, other than the usual "drink more water, more color on your plate, less white food, and get in 30 minutes of exercise daily".  All things I already know I need to do, and I'm going to truly make a go of it.  No major diet plan, just better choices.  But my birthday is Friday and I plan to live it up on that day and into Superbowl weekend and then do better next week.  Chicken and broccoli, chicken and broccoli.


So when I sat down to play today, I had all that on my mind and came across this adorable stamp set from VERVE called simply CUPCAKES and just had to use it!  I started with a recent Deconstructed Sketch-- #184 and chose some bold papers that I love. 

Deconstructed Sketch 184
The aqua banner piece was cut from the BANNER BUNDLE dies from Verve, and I layered up the two MINI CLASSY LABELS for my sentiment panel and stuck the "cupcake" part on as a separate piece.  The border on the bottom is from the SCALLOP TRIM TRIO set and I couldn't resist using some of my new Verve Ribbon from the POLKADOT BASICS collection.  So I can't say that if a cupcake crosses my path, I won't partake; life is too short to deprive yourself of them completely, right?


SUSIE Q-TIP:  Doilies aren't dead.  Have you seen the cute and colorful and even printed ones from Doodlebug Designs?  So stinkin' cute, 75 to a package, and no calories!

Stamps:  Cupcakes (Verve)
Paper:  White, Dark Gray, Black (Bazzill), Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Home Made (Jen Hadfield/AC)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Aqua (Avery Elle), Pink Passion (SU!)
Accessories:  Banner Bundle, Mini Classy Labels, Scallop Trim Trio (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Paper Doily, Fine-tip Black Pen, Polkadot Basics Ribbon (Verve), Stardust Stickles, Flatback Pearls, Button, Pink Hemp Twine, Hot Glue, Foam Boosters 
Finished Size:  A2
    


Hey Baby, It's Almost Valentine's Day


Well, the weekend went by extremely fast, but this is the week I get to finally slow down and come up for air.  Not much planned except for working a couple of days and Eric and I are planning a date night to IKEA this Friday evening since it's my BIRTHDAY!--woOHOooOO!  I think in the meantime, I'll do a little crafting and baking--I bought some chocolate chips yesterday and they are dying to be cookies, I just know it!

I taught my January 'Fetti Fans class last Wednesday at The Little Blue House and thought I'd share a couple of the cards we made using some great stuff from REVERSE CONFETTI.


For some weird reason, I tend to stick to perpetually using white for my cardbases.  Why, I don't know, but this time I was determined to break out of that rut.  I've been using a bunch of Bazzill's Card Shoppe cardstock from The Little Blue House lately for my classes (at Tracy's urging, and now I LOVE it) and I am in love with this deep red, so I chose to start there. 





There wasn't much stamping involved here other than a sentiment from the new HERE'S THE STORY stamp set.  Everything else "fun" are from Confetti Cuts--HEART LOVE and STRAIGHT STRIPES PRETTY PANELS (I am in love with layering these!), CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS and the fun little ARROW that I cut apart to "elongate" underneath the panels.


With my other card, I went back to a traditional white cardbase, but cut white scallop borders from the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP Confetti Cuts Die and  glued them to my first layer for a little frame all the way around my card. 


I used the LOVE BLOOMS stamps and Confetti Cuts for the flowers, popped them up onto the TAG ME TOO tag, and added some sparkle using a clear Wink of Stella pen.  The little heart peeking out from behind the flower at the top is from the favorite--LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts set.  I couldn't live without that one! 







If you're local and would like to attend one of my 'Fetti Fans Card Classes, the next one is going to be FEBRUARY 17th from 10-1 or 6-9 for $30--samples coming soon (probably 4-5 cards of the generic everyday variety this time).  Signups are happening now!  Call the LBH at 817-431-7930 to reserve your spot, or just stop by and see us.

Ok, so today is the FULL REVEAL for our latest Front Porch Kit from The Little Blue House--The Greatest of These is Love. I'm sharing all my projects on this post HERE

SUSIE Q-TIP:  White cardbases aren't everything.  Use another color.

Hey Baby Card
Stamps:  Here's the Story (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Red, Black, Light Kraft, White (Bazzill), Hugs & Kisses (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Pretty Panels: Heart Love and Straight Stripes, Arrow, Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Gold Sequins, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

All Things Grow With Love Card
Stamps:  Love Blooms, Give Thanks (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Dark Gray, Red (Bazzill), Homemade (Jen Hadfield), Hugs & Kisses (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Red, Aqua (Heidi Swapp), Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories:  Love Blooms, Tag Me Too, Double Edge Scallop, Give Thanks Label, Love Note Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Silver Washi Tape (DIY, AC), White Grosgrain, Bakers Twine (Maya Rd.), Red Button, Adhesive Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, Hot Glue, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

    

The Greatest of These is Love Front Porch Kit Reveal Time!


Well, over the last few days, the Front Porch Gals and I have been sharing sneak peeks of the new Front Porch Kit, The Greatest of These is Love from The Little Blue House.  The colors were fabulous to work with, the papers are gorgeous and several super fun embellishments and ribbons were at my fingertips to play with, not to mention a heart-shaped chipboard book from Maya Road.  Everything coordinates beautifully!

Well, today is REVEAL DAY and the kit is now available in the store (WE SHIP!!!),
and I bet these are going to go fast ($41.95)!
Call us or order online here:
Phone (817) 431-7930, or online at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com  
 
Here's a couple of looks at the "design board" up at the store showing the actual products in the kit, including the exclusive stamp set from REVERSE CONFETTI.


Are y'all ready to see what I made?  Ok, no more sneaking around....

I hope y'all get a chance (if you're local to stop by the store and see the projects in person--they are all so gorgeous and unique!   

BluePrints to several projects will be coming soon to go along with your kits!!!  (and yes, that's me on a pony when I was 2 and a half!  The photo is dated 7-27-69 on the back!  That's my mom, too!)
 
If you're not so local, but would like to see what all the designers made, check out these links to all our awesome design team: Miss Tracy, Rhonda, DeeDee, Valerie, Lynette, and our new "design duo", Cat and Nat from The Blue Crew.
 
 
 
    


The Greatest of These is Love Front Porch Kit Sneak Peek--Day 3

 
Well, today is the THIRD day of sneak peeKs for the newest FRONT PORCH KIT from The Little Blue House!  This one is called "The Greatest of These is LOVE".  I had a great time yesterday at LBH teaching the fun pillow box Make-n-Take and if y'all were there for it or the Create-a-thon, you *might* have seen a SUPER SNEAK PEEK of a layout I made with the kit and the design board where we share all the goodies included.  Consider yourself lucky, because that almost never happens!

 
So what's a Front Porch Kit?  It's a box full of loveliness.  A box full of crafty goodness.  A box full of potential.  Really, it's a box full of varying craft supplies, papers, alterables, and other embellishments that are all matchy-matchy (y'all know I LOVE that!) that you can create with to your heart's desire.

I'm just like y'all in that I haven't seen any of the projects in full either, and I'm dying over here to see all of the design team's creations in person!  They will be on display this coming Tuesday at the store!  Guess where I'll be!?!  Don't worry--we put full pics on our blogs as well.


Until then, you'll just have to wait and see!  There's just one more day of sneak peeks, so be sure and check out the designer's links for all of them each day:  Miss Tracy, Rhonda, DeeDee, Valerie, Lynette, and our new "design duo", Cat and Nat from The Blue Crew.

Are y'all playing a little game of "I Spy" yet with my sneak peeks?  I see 9 different products from the kit in the pictures!  Pre-orders for this kit are currently being taken by stopping by the Little Blue House, calling, or going online.  Phone (817) 431-7930 or visit us online at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com 

I'll see y'all tomorrow with another fabulous sneak peek! 
    

The Greatest of These is Love Front Porch Kit Sneak Peek=--Day 2


Well, it's the second day of sneak peeKs for the newest FRONT PORCH KIT from The Little Blue House!  This one is called "The Greatest of These is LOVE".  Yep, LOVE is definitely in the air with this kit's theme!  It also includes the latest exclusive REVERSE CONFETTI stamp set.  I have to say, it's "love-ly".

So what's a Front Porch Kit?  It's a box full of loveliness.  A box full of crafty goodness.  A box full of potential.  Really, it's a box full of varying craft supplies, papers, alterables, and other embellishments that are all matchy-matchy (y'all know I LOVE that!) that you can create with to your heart's desire.

Yes, the peeks started yesterday, and the full reveal is Tuesday the 27th!  The FPK girls will be sharing Sneak Peeks of some of our creations we've made using this month's kit, themed The Greatest of These is LOVE.  Here's a look at something else fun that I did!  Can't give too much away!


We'll have more sneak peeks tomorrow and Monday, so be sure and check out the designer's links for all their peeks each day:  Miss Tracy, Rhonda, DeeDee, Valerie, Lynette, and our new "design duo", Cat and Nat from The Blue Crew.

Pre-orders for this kit are currently being taken by stopping by the Little Blue House, calling, or going online.  Phone (817) 431-7930 or visit us online at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com 

I'll see y'all tomorrow with another fabulous sneak peek!
    



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