Friday, March 15, 2013

Front Porch Kit Friday Blog Hop

Scrapbooking "Simple Stories" Style
There is an increasing number of companies designing papers to use in conjunction with the divided sheet protectors. There are also many different combinations of divided protectors.
I love designing 12 X 12 scrapbook pages, but sometimes I have literally 100's of photos of one event, trip, or photo shoot. That is when I use " Simple Stories" style of scrapbooking.
I start in one of two ways:
(1). If I have tons of pictures and have not determined a paper line yet, I get out all of my divided sheet protectors and get busy. I pick the creme of the crop pictures and slide them into a 12 X 12 sheet protector. This will become my whole page layouts. Sometimes it is very hard to choose. I then start sorting the photos according to date, place, or outfit. I further divide into horizontal or vertical photos. Next I start filling the dividers. Intentionally, I leave some blank to plug in titles, printed papers, and embellishments. Because the divided pages are front / back and if  you want to incorporate a double page layout, you have to keep in mind that you will need to design a single page layout to maintain the order of sucession of the front / back order. When I use this method, I might set aside until the right paper comes along or start using a particular paper line not even designed for this method of scrapbooking.
(2). I have purchased a paper line that has been designed especially for the divided sheet protectors so I cut apart the 4 X 6's, 3 X 4's, 2 X 12's,4 X 4's, 6 X 12's, etc. Do you see a pattern here. These papers were designed specifically to fit into the many divisions of the divided sheet protectors. At this point, I might make a list of contents for the pages. I rely on date, place or outfit for this or the paper design.For example: Christmas:
Decorating the Tree or House
A visit to Santa
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Then some of these can be divided further. Christmas Day - opening presents, family, a meal, etc.
I divide paper and photos to fit into these categories. I fill all of the protectors, even it is just with cardstock. Most of these papers are two sided. Work on one side and turn the protector over. If one of the papers is not working with your theme, then cut a paper or picture that size and insert it instead. I go back and start embellishing by adding titles,decorations buttons, trims, etc.
For Front Porch Kits newest release, "Say Cheese", I chose the second method. I had the papers I needed (wanted) to use, so I began cutting the papers. I had studied the photos I had, so the planning process began. I divided my photos by date and then event. My grandsons had been to Disney so I had decided with all of the bright colors and fun patterns , this kit would be perfect.  This is what I designed:

I still have many photos to scrapbook. Each month when I receive the Page Builder Blueprints available at The Little Blue House, I prepare 6 layouts of each design. One for each grandchild, 1 Disney, and 1 Heritage. So I will add these pages to my divided page layouts. I also have purchased another patterned paper and cardstock add-on kit so I can duplicate some of the other designer's layouts from The Front Porch Kits "Say Cheese" kit..

Get your Front Porch Kit, "Say Cheese" from The Little Blue House
                                                                          118 West Olive Street
                                                                          Keller, Texas 76248
Or online :
Hope you enjoy blog hopping today, Lynette

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Say Cheese !!!!!

Today is the day to view all of the projects made from " Say Cheese " You are able to order online at or call or visit The Little Blue House
                                                                                 118 West Olive Street
                                                                                  Keller, Texas 76248
                                                                                  (817) 431-7930
It is my pleasure to reveal all of the photos of the projects I created with " Say Cheese ". The surface this kit are 3 expandable folders which I made into a camera book It actually has a small accordian book on top of the camera book.

Out of chipboard I made a box to hold photos.

Because many of the papers lended themselves to "Simple Stories" format of scrapbooking with divided page protectors, I made 4 front and back pages using the many papers and embellishments in the kit. Of the 4 there is 1 front and back 12 X 12 page. The papers spoke " Disney " to me, so those are the pictures I chose. This format is an easy way to get a great number of photos on one page.

Be sure to to go online to view the entire gallery.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Say Cheese Reveal Tuesday

This is my final sneak before revealing the kit and projects on Tuesday. Can't wait for you all to see the gallery, blueprint projects and Say Cheese contents. I am anxious to see the other designers projects. You can order now online at Or call or stop by on Tuesday to see the projects and pick up your kit at The Little Blue House
                                                                                  118 West Olive St.
                                                                                   Keller, Texas 76248
My final sneak:
Until Tuesday!!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sneak 2

All of the local designers at The Little Blue House met this morning for our reveal to each other. I am always totally amazed at what everyone designs. How they can take the same kit and interpret it so differently is awesome! We also passed  everything off to Tracy for her to do her magic and get ready for the big reveal on March 5. I can't wait for you all to see the kit in its entirety and the gallery of projects.
Trust me, you don't want to miss this one. It is packed full of FUN stuff!!!! You can preorder your kit by going online at: or by going to or calling;
The Little Blue House
118 West Olive Street
Keller, Texas 76248
Be sure to visit the blog to view more sneaks;
Here is another teaser:

Friday, March 1, 2013

It is time for a new Front Porch Kit from The Little Blue House and it has been fun designing with the contents of this kit.
Sneaks start today and the full reveal will be March 5. You may order online at: or call or visit The Little Blue House
118 West Olive Street
Keller, Texas 76248
(817) 431-7930
Be sure to follow all of The Front Porch Kit Designer's blogs as well as
Just "Say Cheese" !!!!!!!