Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy Home FPK ReveaL Day One


Today is the Reveal of the newest Front Porch Kit- Happy Home!

Here's a quick picture of all the products in the kit - happiness in a box. :) I love opening the kit and seeing how all the different products come together cohesively. 

When I opened this kit box, the colors instantly made me think of my son who happens to LOVE and cherish when I make him things. My first project is a picture box with a pocket inside for holding notes. 

I always call my kids my tiny loves so they'll remember two things: 1. I love them 2. I love their daddy, who is my first love. 

To create the box, I cut a frame from red cardstock using my Cameo and then layered over the frame with strips of yellow polka dot patterned paper and then stitched over the frame. I cut and frayed a small strip of denim to use the keep the box closed and stitched it to the spine of the box. I cut one more strip of patterned paper and stitched it to the back of the spine. 

The inside cover is another stitched frame. 
This page has a large pocket behind the matted photo with tags for writing little notes. 

My son is a beginner reader so I have been trying to encourage his reading by writing him notes and we text each other back and forth throughout the day. I thought this would be a sweet pocket for him to stuff our notes in.  

My next project was this Maya Road shadowbox. I love Maya Road anything so this made me happy. 

I first painted the shadow box a deep blue, distressed it, and then covered the small chipboard backgrounds with stitched patterned papers. I used the exclusive stamp kit to stamp the mustard home sweet home heart and mom onto one of the stickers. I also painted some of my wood pieces white for a pop of color. 

Then I started to layer embellishments and tied the fabric bow to the top with a bit of twine. 

Next up was this double layout. I love the somewhat muted/neutral look of this layout. The pictures are from a sibling photo session they did late last year. My daughter is super confident when taking pictures, but my son is sooo shy. This was a big stretch for him. 

To tie this page into the double layout I added the same swirly stitched look and hand drawn stars from the patterned paper. 

I tied in elements of burlap, honeycomb, and the blue stars across both pages to make them more cohesive. 

I painted a white background and colored in parts of this Kraft paper with Distress Ink pens. 

The background for my Honey Bunny layout was made using gelatos and a foam applicator over a stencil. I learned tiny bit goes a long way.. I had to toss my first background and start over. Boo. 

I try to take lots of selfies with my kids so they will have pictures with me when they're older. They're not always the best pictures, but they're sweet memories. 

I love these transparent polka dot papers included in the kit. They add fun dimension to a layout and polka dots are my favorite!

I knew as soon as I saw this patterned paper I wanted to use it to make a layout with a honey comb theme. The stencil I used on the background was honey comb as well. 
That's all I have for today. I will share more projects made from my kit tomorrow! 
Be sure and check out the other Front Porch Kit Designer Blogs to see what they've done with the kit.

Susan Liles 
Valerie Bishop 
Lynette Chiles 
Natalie Sheeran 
Tracy Pounds

Once you have visited all of the DT blogs, stop by 
the Little Blue House Blog and leave a 
comment. Miss Tracy will be holding a drawing
for one lucky commenter to win a
Happy Home Front Porch Kit of your own.

Orders are being taken on the website at 
or you can stop by or call the LB at 817-431-7930

Have fun!


Amy C. said...

This is a very cute and colorful kit!

Linda Hahn said...

Wow, DeeDee, your LOs are stunning! And I love the projects you made using the pockets; but I love your shadowbox project the most! It shows a real mother's love of her children!


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