Friday, June 15, 2012

UNT Frame and More! :)

Hey Everyone!!
I hope you are having a great start to your summer!! :)
I'm enjoying taking my last class at my community college this summer!! YAY!!
Looking forward to starting at University of North Texas
next semester!
 I went to a UNT Preview Day, its a special day they open to incoming freshman and transfer students like me :) to check out the campus, meet with people in the field your interested in majoring in, listen to lots of speakers about different organizations you can be a part of, and all that kinda stuff.
So I was sitting there listening to the head football coach talk about how good their team is going to be next year lol and all that and than the cheerleaders did a cheer with the mascot.

The introduced the mascot...... SCRAPPY the EAGLE!!!
So I know I was the only 21 year old student there that thought this was funny. So I laughed to myself and sent my mom a text and said So its meant to be that I go to school here. The mascot's name is Scrappy! She loved it of course and now we have to make a scrapbook layout with me and scrappy someday lol.

Anyway, So I wanted to share with yall what I made for my future apartment someday... Floating Frame!

My mom has made these before and I have been dieing to make one! I had an idea to do "UNT" for my future apartment!
Surface: 5x7 Wood Frame
  Papers: from LillyBeeDesigns- Victoria Park Collection
Embellishments: Green Buttons, Green & White Beads,
Black Paint, Black Ink Pad, Paint Brushes, Mod Podge,
Glossy Accents, and Letter Templates
(chunky chipboard letters or just a chunky font print off
from the computer)

here is a close up on the letters.

Steps to the Floating Frame
1. Paint your Frame and let it dry
2. Cut your papers 2 inch strips, then figure out what sizes you want by placing your strips on the fame before you cut them again.
3. Ink the edges of your papers, then place them where you want on your frame.
3. Mod Podge your papers on to the frame. Always mod podge the back of your papers first and place it on the frame. Let it sit and completely dry before you mod podge over the top of the papers. (This will help you not to have bubbles on the papers.)
4. Set your frame aside for now, and start working on your letters. Grab your glass from your frame and your letter templates.
Let your letter templates behind the glass and make sure you like where you place them.
5. Grab your Glossy Accents and start coloring in where you letter is showing on to the glass. I would glue in small patches, so your glossy accents doesn't dry up before you get to it. Have your buttons and beads ready! I used my buttons first and placed them where I wanted, then add the beads in the empty spots. Repeat this till all letters are full.
6. Let your letters dry on the glass before you put it in the frame. 
7. Put your glass back in the frame and look at your beautiful floating frame you just made!!!
After I finished my mind was racing over all the things I could do!!
My next frame is going to "Mickey" related :)

Im hoping for this to be me in 2 years :)
But I'm happy to say its my older sister, Rachel. She graduated in May from UNT!
She went to school to be a Elementary School Teacher, which fits her perfectly. I'm so proud of her and can't wait to decorate her classroom :) hehe!

Till next time...
Kristyn :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lawn Fawn

Hi Everyone!
I want share with you today a company that I just LOVE!
We came across them at CHA Winter in Jan.
We went crazy for their stamps and first ever paper collection "Bright Side"
Here are just a few of their awesome samples from their blog

All the butterflies and flowers our off of one of their stamp sets!

Their new bright side collection! Love the color palette its great for spring!
 I love the kraft papers included in  their collection.

 One of my favorite stamps flying by.. paper airplanes it such a fun stamp!
You can find lots of inspiration on the blog and facebook page!
Find their paper collection and stamp sets at the LBH :)



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Art Group, Ink Sprays, Stencils and more!! :)

Hey Everyone!
 I hope ya'll had a great Easter with your family and friends this past weekend!
So today I thought I would inform yall on what I'm really excited about this week! ha ha
If you don't already know the LBH has a Blue House Art Group that meets monthly.
I have attended a few meeting myself but don't always get to come every month.
This month I signed myself up as soon as I found out we are playing with the new Dyan Reavely new Ink Sprays and her Stencils.. plus some really cool embossing paste from Viva Decor!

 I saw all of these products at CHA Winter 2012 in January and I was so drawn into it all. Susan and I spent some time at The Crafter Workshop booth checking out all the new stencils and watching some people demo some fun art journaling. So now I'm beyond excited about this class! Dyan is an amazing artist she has a very neat style and I love her work!!

 My favorite thing about all of this is that there is no right or wrong way in doing it.
Everything you make is a special creation by you!

Here is another artist that I saw at CHA, her name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.
We actually got to attend 2 seminars that she was speaking in. She is such a funny gal she had everyone laughing the whole time but she is also very smart and extremely creative. She has her own line of stencils out also with The Crafter Workshop and has an awesome website and blog full our awesome ideas and products. She does great demo videos as well at

I hope this post inspiring you get your hands dirty and play around with some fun stencils on your next art project.. scrapbooking, art journaling, or home decor, you can make any piece look great using all these fun products! :) If you are local to the LBH I encourage you to come to Art Group!! Its so much fun!! My favorite thing about Art Group is that its careful, fun and educational. You are always learning lots of new techniques, tips and tricks on all different products. Plus you get to play around and experiment with different colors and ideas. When its over and of course you don't want to stop but you feel like you can do anything! You have so many ideas going through your head that all you want to do is go home and create! I hope you can join us for Art Group if you can't try your best to schedule yourself for a day or even just a few hours a week or a month to sit down and create! Play around with different colors of ink or paints. Try that new technique you were wanting to do.
Trust me you will love it! :)        
    Happy Creating! :) 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Special Celebrity Guest is coming to the LBH!!!

Special Celebrity Guest coming to the LBH!
Cheryl Mezetti

Cheryl is the Creative Director for Creative Imaginations and she is the "First Lady" of Luminarte!

She will be doing demo's and a Special Workshop at the LBH on Thursday May 3rd!

MORE INFO and Workshop Photos and Info
soon to follow!!!
We have tons of fun class and events schedule for the Week of National Scrapbook Day
 (1st week in May)
You can check it all out on our LBH Blog:
Kristyn :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Trendy Inspiration

I have noticed lots of Subway Art lately on some of the new paper collections and products that we've been getting in this Spring. Fancy Pants , Simple Stories , Jillibean Soup are just a few of the many companies that are following this trend.
Their newest collection each have a Subway Art Inspired
piece of paper in them.
 I am really drawn to this look and inspired to do something cool with it. I love this pictures I'm sharing with you that other people have done using Subway Art.. from home decor to fashion to seasonal gifty items , Subway Art is all over the creative world :)

Love this for your own space...

This is a picture of Tim Holtz District Market Totes..
My favorite of all the patterns he has.

I love this Christmas Pillow!!

I thought this was pretty cute to have a song or a poem
on a canvas maybe for a babys room or something. 

Neat idea for Seasons..
Frame some Seasonal Subway Art and
change it out for each season

This piece has my name "Kristyn" spelt just the same as I do on!! So Cool I love it!! :)

I love how this is used for a sport theme great for boys! :)
I hope this post inspires you to play around with some
Subway Art !!!
Kristyn :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


March 21st is a very special day!! :)
Today is my amazing mom, Tracy Pounds
and my sweet boyfriend Wesleys Birthday!

Wishing them joy and happiness on their special day!! I love you both very much!! :)

Kristyn :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Inside my Spring Break Shopping Bag

Hey Everyone!!
So its Sunday Night... its back to school tomorrow!
Spring Break is such a tease... I'm ready for Summer Vacation!! :)
One thing that is always fun about Spring Break is going Shopping!
I always seem to spend too much money on breaks!
This break I seemed to have more scrapbooking supplies
then shirts and flip flops in my shopping bag  lol
Here is a little of what was in my Spring Break Shopping Bag

This is 3 Bugs in a Rug: One Fine Day Collection -
I love this collection for Easter! I love the bright bold color palette. The cute animals and nature images on the papers and sticker sheet are so much fun! I have lots of fun Easter Egg Hunt pictures at my Grandparent's Farm that will be perfect for this collection. Can't wait to gets some layouts done using One Fine Day!
These papers would be really cute on cards too!

My next have to have was Tea for Two by Cosmo Cricket. So not only did I love this collection at CHA Winter Show! I also have a crazy obsession with everything Tea! I have collected Tea Sets since i was little and have already decided my future kitchen will have a Tea Room theme! :) Plus the colors and patterns on this collection a right on with what I was thinking! So I can't wait to do a fun home decor piece with some of these papers. I also have some really cute pictures of my great grandmother, Gram and I having a tea party when I was about 7 or 8. I remember the whole party it was SO much fun! I would love to do a special layout using some of the fun journal cards, chipboard elements for Tea for Two! This line would be great for any kind of pretty project!

   My next purchase..  
 Simple Stories
I love everything they do! 
the Simple Stories Staff are the sweetest people on earth!
They are so good to us  at the LBH! It was great getting to see them at CHA Winter this year! Plus their papers are Amazing! 

Not only are their collections the most fun and simple way to scrapbook but their SO many great patterns and quotes on each page!You can't just get one sheet of each! It ends up being 2 or 3 sometime 4 sheets haha!! 
 I love the Fabulous & Awesome Collections!
Colors are great for any kind of project or page you want to do! I love Fabulous and I don't have a Girl to scrap but the papers are great for spring projects or pages too! Now Awesome really got my attention because of my nephew Kaden. Its all Boy! Perfect for any age too! Some many fun quotes that describe boys so well! :)
Documented is very neat too..
It attracted me more than any SS line as a good collection for a gifty project or decor pieces. Since its colors are blacks, browns, creams is makes it very versatile for anything you have to
work on.

That's just a little bit of what was in my Shopping Bag!
You can shop these same collections at the LBH just like I did!
Hopefully I can get around to sharing some pictures of my work I did using these collections!
Check back soon for more from my shopping bag!
Have a great week!! :)

Kristyn :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nature's Charm Release!!!!!!!!

It's Finally Monday!!!
You don't hear that very often with excitement :)
I'm so excited that our Front Porch Kit:
Nature's Charm
is released and ready to order on our brand new Little Blue House Website :
This is one of my favorite kits we have ever done before! I fell in love with the beautiful colors schemes and all the natural elements! I have to give a pat on the back to our Design Team they have done just an amazing job on theirs projects!! Its so inspiring!!! I hope everyone loves it as much as I do!!
Here are just a few of the projects of Designer created but
please go check all our the out on the website :
There is something for everyone in our gallery, whether your a scrapbooker, card marking, a home decor lover, a reproposer, a mini book kinda girl,or an art journaler, whatever you may be there is all kinds of great ideas for you with this kit!! :)

Now Quick!! Run over to the LBH Website:
and order your kit today!!! If your local and picking up at the LBH, kits will be ready on Tuesday to pick up. If you are not local or want your kit ship to you, we will be getting it to you ASAP!!
Thank you so much for your love and support!!
I hope you have a Happy Front Porch Kit Monday!! :)

Inspiration is all around us,

P.S. I'm sorry for all the  bad grammar and misspelled words on this post.. its 2am and I have spent most of the day at a computer.. my eyes and figures are a little overwhelmed mixed with a little sleepiness :) hehe haha :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Nature's Charm FPK :)

Hi Friends!
Front Porch Kits Sneak Peeks are HERE!:)
Here is just a little bit of what you will see completely on Monday March 5th
Front Porch Kit Release: Nature's Charm!
I'm beyond excited about this kit!!! No Joke..
The Design Team has done an AMAZING job on the gallery projects from this kit! The best gallery I think we have ever had in Front Porch Kit History!!! Its so inspiring and I just might have to break down and buy 1 kit for the fab 6 Blue Print Projects.. then 2 more for all the other gallery project that I wanna try out!!! :)
Its that good ladies

This is a sneak of Jaclyn Hatcher's Blog
 I love those birds!!!
Is that Burlap in the Background???...hhmm... ;)

Here is another sneak of the kit...
I just love love love all the colors in this kit!!!
What is that grassy lookin' stufff.????...
on that burlap lookin' square???
(I know that's what you are thinking too!!)

Well their is lots more to come on our Sneekers so make sure you keep checkin my blog along with the LBH Blog:
where you can also find all of our designer blogs to see what their sneak peeks are everyday till Monday!!!


March is National Craft Month!!!
I'm trying my best to make it a very crafty month for me!! I want to accomplish some crafty goals that I have... I will be sharing them through out the month soo look out for some fun crafty messes coming your way!! :)

I encourage you to do the same... I have a few friends that are trying to do something creative everyday.. or complete something big in the month of march.. even just making time for yourself and doing what you want to do for change :) Make it your Month for YOU!! :)

Keep Calm and Craft On,
Kristyn :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Valentines Day

Feb 14th 2012
Valentines Day to me is about celebrating LOVE to all the people that you LOVE!
I'm must say my bf did pretty good this year!
He made valentines day sweet and simple!
We started the day early..Wesley came to pick me up and surprised me with pink roses, chocolate heart, twizzlers (my fave.) and some more yummy belly builders (candy)
We headed out to Southlake for a Valentines Day Lunch
(so we wouldn't have to wait with all the crazy valentiners) lol
We went to The Cheesecake Factory, where we were seated right away (always a good thing) We had a very nice lunch always such good service, amazing food, and peaceful environment!! :)
Then we just hung out for the rest of the afternoon caught up on some TV shows we missed and let our tummy settle.
We started to get a little hungry around 6ish and I was not about to go out with the rest of the world and eat so we decide to go to our favorite place... (don't judge)
***Dairy Queen***
in Rhome, TX about 15 miles up the country highway...
It was delish!!
Nothing beats a cold Dr.Pepper, DQ Fries, and a Blizzard :)
I must say I'm a pretty easy girl to please :)
Hope y'all had a happy valentines day!! :)
Love y'all!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Front Porch Kits!!! :)

I'm so excited to announce that Front Porch Kits is BACK!
I fall in love with every kit we put together...Its such a inspiring why to create!!! :)
I want to share with you a little info about Front Porch Kits and what its all about it and then also the design team call that's out right now!

Front Porch Kits is a Kit Club brought to you by The Little Blue House.
Its a very well designed kit... we focus really hard on our paper choices,color schemes, and unique findings to put in our kit! We always have a good size surface, pretty coordinating printed papers and solid cardstock, alphas, ribbons,trims, fabric, our Front Porch Cuts, (which are cardstock cut outs designed by us) and so much more!!!
"Its a like a treasure chest of crafty gold"
Our design team comes up with 5 special featured projects for each kit.You will receive full instructions and pictures of these project with your kit! Plus you will have our gallery with a ton of  FPK samples for inspiration!
We try to come out with a new kit every 6-8 weeks
You will be able to purchase your kit on our NEW website...coming very soon :) 
or at The Little Blue House
So that's a little bit about our Front Porch Kits! For more information you can visit the LBH Blog: or give us a call at the LBH.
If you a interested in being apart of our Front Porch Kits Design Team we would love to hear from you! We have a Design Team Call out right now for New Designers!!!
(check out the info below)
I also added in some pictures of previous samples below to give you an idea of our gallery of project we design and some of the different elements in our kits.
The Front Porch is looking for NEW Design Team members and Guest Designers. If you are interested, please email me the following information:
*Three Project Photos that best represent your unique style
*List your past & present Design Team commitments
*Send a link to your blog or other online gallery
*Share a little something about yourself and why you would like to design for Front Porch Kits
This call is open to all and international applicants are encouraged to apply as well. Please send your submissions by
Wednesday 2/22 to the following email address:

Here are some samples from previous
Front Porch Kits :)

Thanks for reading up on FPK!! Watch out for Sneak Peaks from the NEW Kit and more info about our up and coming Website!!! Don't be Shy Send it your Work for Front Porch Kits! Its a great way to get your work,talent,and name out in the crafty world! :)

Dreams come True,
Kristyn :)