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! 
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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 
http://www.misstracycreates.com/

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!


2 comments:

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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