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 :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

And there is more...

Are you ReAdY for MoRe!?!?!
I love this picture of us in the Sizzix booth all taking pics of a cool sample and then we happen to look up to see how Blue Paparazzi Crew looks like! :)  

 So here is another top Fav of mine!!! :) Stamp 2 Cut!!
Tim has done it again!! His Stamp 2 Cut Cartridges are Fab!!!
We got to see a great demo on the Stamp 2 Cut and
Tim has a very good video on his website
You can do soooo much with theses on your
Sizzix Eclipse Machine!

 Here is another picture of the Stamp to Cuts!
 This is the NEW paper organizer by Tim Holtz it will look great with your Cargo or Trinket Case :)
 So District Market has soo really cool stuff coming out...
My favorites is his new BAGS!! :)
 Jenni Bowlin Studios Samples of her new
Vintage Surfaces that I love!
 My favorite would have to be the chalkboard easel :)
 This is a wall of Fun!!!
 I love this Sample of all the different ribbons
and trims by Maya Road!!
 I had fun playing with Elizabeth Crafts Shim Sheets :)
Doesn't look like metal!!
 Here are some very cute samples of Tim Holtz Sizzix
Die Cuts and Embossing Folders
some of which are already in the LBH :)
 Timspiration :)

 Here are some samples of NEW Die cuts that
Tim Holtz has coming soon!! :)
*Old Camera & Telephone is a Popular Trend this Year*

 So My Personal Favorite CHA Collection would have to be Amy Tangerine's Sketch Book! :)

 I got to meet Amy Tan and Paige Evans,
one of my favorite designer and blogger :) They even sign a little Sketchbook that Amy was handing out!
HaHa A little Star Struck I must say :)
 A very cute sample that Paige Evans designed using
Amy's Sketchbook Collection
All that I have for now! I hope you are enjoying see some pictures of CHA! I have been to CHA 3 times and this show was my favorite 1 so far!! I'm really excited to get to see all these fun products in the LBH!! :)
Don't forget you can see more pictures of CHA at the LBH Blog
We are still doing CHA GiVe AwAyS so make sure you leave a comment!!! :)
My mom and I are working on a slide show to show you all the CHA pictures at once!! So be on the look out for that as well :)
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!
OH and before I forget...
(sorry I had to throw that in there!)

--Follow your Heart--
Kristyn :) 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CHA Update

Hello.. Hello.. any one home??? I know Im a stranger to the blogging world
but don't worry Im back!!! :)
Actually we are back from sunny california!!
We had a great time and I have lots to share with you! :)
Here are some pictures out of the 1000 that I took..
you will also see alot of great pictures on the LBH Blog: 
we are also giving away lots of CHA product so make sure you comment on the LBH blog to win!!!
This is a super cute collection by LillyBeeDesigns

 Love this Maya Road Sample using the measuring ribbon!!
Very Excited about the NEW colors of Embossing Powder and Glitter from Stampdenous
Fancy Pants Brag Book Kits!! I know you will love them!! 
Simple Stories also has some really cute odds and ends
Books that I really love too
 Hedi Swapp new collections were 1 of my top favorites!!
 Love the new resist papers
 Fun sample from Hedi Swapp booth showing off
 some of her new papers
 Hedi Swapp and my mom posing for a pictures
 Glimpies is a pretty new to the paper world!
The girls are soooo sweet and
Im very excited to get their collections in the store!
 So Im all excited to get to play with stencils now!!
Julie Balzer is an amazing artist!!!
we  got to attend some seminars that she was apart of too!
 Watch out Lady with big scissors coming through!!!
 Graphic 45 is always my favorite booth to go see! They have the coolest display every year!! The LBH girls WON some sample that G45 made for their booth, some paper packs and chipboard elements! One thing Im most excited about is their typewriter alpha stamps and their new metal embellishments :)

 They are also coming out with the prettiest
baby collection ever!! :)
 I had to share this picture of my mom! I thought it was fitting! Dont worry there is a whole story about these silly pictures we took! LOTS more to come!! :)
 Love this butterfly made with zipper trim at Maya Roads booth
 Thats all for now!! I will post more pictures tomorrow! I have lots more to share including my FAVORITE product at CHA!

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