"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today's the Day!

Are you ready for the reveal of the newest Front Porch Kit - Just Add Water? Today's the day!

This is the design board showing all the yummy goodies in this kit - cardstock, printed papers, wood paper, fabrics, ribbons and trims, buttons, beads, crushed shells, wooden sticks, alpha and word sticker sheets and even a little popsicle stick! There are two surfaces this time - a gusseted canvas bag  and a fun little chipboard book. Just wait til you see what the design team created with these!

In the kit you will receive printed BluePrint instruction sheets for four projects which were all created out of one kit.  The inspiration gallery on the website features many more projects and, if you are local, you can come into the store and see some in person!

These are the projects I created. Check back all week as I will be posting more about them each day.

Activity Game Bag

Tub Time Single Layout

Baby Name Banner

Altered Bottle

What are you waiting for?  This kit is perfect for scrapping your summer photos or making fun summer projects! Order yours now at The Little Blue House or on the website: www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com
Don't delay as these won't last long!

And have you been commenting on the LBH blog? Today's the last day for comments to have a chance to win a free kit - the winner will be announced tomorrow.

Monday, July 30, 2012

One Last Peek

The full reveal of the "Just Add Water" Front Porch Kit will be tomorrow so here's one last peek of another project I made. 

I can't wait for you to see all the beautiful contents of this kit. It's beachy, summery and fun with lots of blues and corals and some unexpected items as well. The design team has come up with some amazing projects and they showcase how truly versatile this kit is.

You have one last day to comment on the LBH blog to have a chance to win a FREE kit! And don't forget to check out the DT members' peeks on their blogs.

Order now in person at the LBH, calling 817-431-7930 or online @ www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just Add Water

Here's a peek at part of the project I created for the kit BluePrints. If you've purchased a Front Porch Kit before, you know that BluePrint Instructions are included for 4-6 projects that we've created out of one kit box.  I wonder if you can guess what this might be...and I'm betting you can't!

Only two more days of sneak peeks until the final reveal on Tuesday, July 31st . I can't wait for you to see this kit in its entirety!

Preorders are being taken now - in person at the LBH, by phone (817-431-7930) or online @ www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com.

Take time to visit the other design team members' blogs (on blogroll to the right) to peek at their projects and be sure to comment on the daily posts on the LBH blog for a chance to win a kit!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Another Sneak Peek

Did you enjoy all the sneak peeks posted on the Front Porch Kit Design Team members' blogs and the LBH blog yesterday? We've got more for you today!

This is a peek at one of the projects I created for the kit using one of the surfaces (yes, this kit has TWO surfaces instead of the usual one). 

Any guesses what this might be?

Be sure to visit the Little Blue House blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a FREE KIT!

Pre-order now:
Stop by or call the Little Blue House
118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930
order online @

Friday, July 27, 2012

Time for Another Front Porch Kit!

Announcing the newest Front Porch Kit from The Little Blue House - JUST ADD WATER!
Think water, sand and sun  :)

Here's your first sneak peek of this darling kit, perfect for summer scrapbooking and projects.

I just love all the fun colors and textures in this one. What do you see?

Pre-orders begin TODAY! Call The LBH at 817-431-7930 to reserve yours or order online on the new website: www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com.

The full reveal will be on Tuesday, July 31.

Check out the LBH blog to see more sneaks and leave a comment each day for a chance to win your own FREE kit!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Time flies

Especially when you're having fun with two little grandsons!

Baby Drew came home from the hospital Monday the 16th and I spent Wed through Fri in Albuquerque with them.  He is doing fine now and has already gained more than a pound! So far he
is a very mellow baby and is adjusting well to being home. Dana is recovering quickly from the c-section. I'll share just a few of the many photos we've taken.

As soon as I got home, my other daughter came into town to drop off Baby Carl for us to babysit during the weekend.  We've been having tons of fun but I'd forgotten just how much time little ones take!  Trying to get in as much hugging, holding and kissing as we can.

Hope to be arting again soon!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


our second little grandson - Drew Gregory Grisham - born Sunday, July 8 at 12:25 pm. He was 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 21 in. long.

He had a rough start. Dana was experiencing hard contractions when she was admitted to the hospital. When they started her IV, the baby's heartbeat plummeted and they rushed her in for an emergency c-section. She had to have a general so she wasn't awake for his birth nor was her husband allowed in. 15 minutes afterwards, he was delivered!  He was having trouble breathing so they immediately put him on oxygen. His white blood cell count was high also so they put him in the NICU. He's on antibiotics for the unknown infection and won't be able to go home for 7 days.

Dana was also on oxygen for a few hours, but she is up and walking around now and doing fine, other than being disappointed she won't be able to take him home when she is discharged tomorrow.

Other than his IV on his head (ouch) and wires attached to his little feet, he looks perfectly healthy. He has good color, is feeding and sleeping well and seems like a very mellow baby. He has lots of dark hair like his Mom did as well as her chubby cheeks!

It's so surreal to see your daughters with their own babies! I can't wait til the family is all home and we can cuddle and love on this little guy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy 4th of July - almost

Is everyone getting in the red, white and blue spirit, ready for Wednesday?  I recently participated in a patriotic tags swap and received my package of 6 tags today, just in time!

This was the tag I created, using up lots of scraps I had on hand. The rosette in the lower right corner is a cupcake liner - love using those and they come in such darling patterns now.

Here are the six I received.

Regina Z

Laurie R

Nancy B

Joan W

Bev H

Diann S

As a bonus, the hostess also included this cute ATC - such cute stamps! Thanks Regina for a fun swap.