Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Upcoming Studio Nights for March are NOW available!

March Studio Nights are now 
available for Sign Ups!
Cost: $15 per person and you will receive a $15 shopping credit to enjoy the night of the crop. Products only, excludes classes. Payment is due at time of reservation.
We serve light snacks, chocolate, a fridge fully stocked with drinks, and
 prize giveaways for everyone who attends! 

Friday - March 1
5p-midnight Cost: $15

Saturday - March 9
5p-midnight Cost: $15

Friday - March 15
5p-midnight Cost: $15

Saturday - March 23 (Chick's Night Out)
Vendor Sponsored - Goodie bag, Kit, and More!
2pm-midnight  Cost: $25

Friday - March 29
5p-midnight Cost: $15

Join us for some laughter, fellowship, and a night of Crafty FuN!
Stop by or call the Little Blue House to reserve your seats for March beginning today. 

Creative Happenings...this week!

Come join us at the Little Blue House 
and crop, shop, and create this week!

Tuesday: OPEN Studio (FREE Cropping)
10am to 4pm
HouSe hours: 10am to 4pm

Wednesday: OPEN Studio (FREE Cropping)
10am to 4pm
HouSe hours: 10am to 4pm

Thursday: LBH Creative Buffet
10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm
HouSe hours: 10am to 9pm

Friday: OPEN Studio (FREE Cropping)
10am to 4pm
STUDIO NIGHT 5pm to Midnight
HouSe hours: 10am to 9pm

Saturday: LBH Creative Buffet
10am to 2pm
HouSe Hours: 10am to 4pm

If you were one of our many PRIZE WINNERS, please stop in this week to pick up your goodies. 
Have a great creative week!

Miss Tracy

Monday, January 28, 2013

NEW Arrivals in the HouSe!

We have some great NEW arrivals fresh off the truck...
Darling Dear by Studio Calico is here!
Dive into the deep hues and versatile designs of Darling Dear. Dark blues and teals, rusty reds and bursts of bright green blend perfectly with subtly bold geometric designs, ranging from cameras and speech bubbles to chevron and triangles. Too fabulous for words....

Check out these Vellum Die Cut stickers...What a great and easy way to add some fun details to your Creations!!! Enjoy custom color Mister Huey's Mists designed specifically for Darling Dear!

More great goodies and embellishments with this line...
Come see it all at the LBH!

Also, if you haven't heard already...
the NEW Tim Holtz Stamps are here!

 Several unique sets to choose from!!!
More NEW goodies arriving daily...and lots of replenishment of your favorite supplies! Come shop, crop, and create at the LBH!

We also have our Creative Buffet this Thursday and Saturday...Love for you to join us!

Friday, January 25, 2013

WINNERS...and more!

So excited!!! Did you see???
The LBH facebook page hit 1000 Likes last night! Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters...YOU are AWESOME!

It's such nice validation of all our hard work and personally motivates me to bring you the very BEST... more inspiring products & projects, more special events, and one-of-a-kind originality! I'm deepening my commitment to keeping  Creativity alive and well here in our hometown but also abroad...to all of our "out of town" fans! More info on that coming soon....

It's time to post more WINNERS!!!!

Thanks to everyone for your comments and sharing our posts with your friends & family! Congratulations to all the WINNERS! Please stop by or contact us to claim your prizes.

Distress Your World Workshop Winner is...
Melissa C

"Tim" autographed Apron Winner is...
Micah Robertshaw

NEW "Tim" Stamp Set Winners are...
DeeDee Johnson
LaChelle Shown

Cheryl Arbo

CHA Goodie Winners are...
Susan Bullock
Scrapaholic KK
Lisa Somerville

Didn't win this time....No worries! 
We still have more CHA posts and opportunities for you to WIN! 

Stay true to your Passion--Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What's NEW?? CHA 2013 : TooLS

Hello All--
Susan Tidwell here with you today to share about some of our favorite Tool finds at CHA!

 I'm helping Miss Tracy out with this post since it's a little difficult for her to type at the moment. While at CHA, we saw several interesting new tools...and I thought I would spotlight a few of them for you today.

First up is Tim Holtz's new Dimensional Cutting Pad from Sizzix. You really have to see this in action to fully understand it, but essentially it is a square, clear cutting pad with a beveled indentation down the center. This allows you to cut something out of the center of a card or other paper keeping the center of the cut image intact. Because it's square it will work either horizontally or vertically. The photo shows the pad on the left, a movers-and-shapers butterfly and the cut cardstock. 

Check out the video at: http://vimeo.com/57590824

There was a huge buzz at CHA about WeR Memory Keeper's new Envelope Punch Board.  It's small - approximately 6"x8" -  and creates many sizes of envelopes. Complete directions and measurement are printed right on the board and it will create up to 60 sizes!  You just punch the indent at center top (turquoise button below) and score from there to edge of paper, turn paper 90 degrees and repeat, continuing on all four sides. The turquoise button is also a corner punch to round the corners of the envelope if desired. No more searching for the right size envelope. Great for adding to layouts and books too!
 Check out this video: http://vimeo.com/57718158

And you can't beat the Price... Only $19.99!

Another "home run" by WeR is their introduction of NEW 2 Edge Punches to coordinate with their popular Mini8 and Super8 corner punches.  The new punch designs match corner designs and can punch between the corners, thus creating many sizes of decorative-edged papers. The punch is triple duty as it will also just punch a straight border or, by changing a lever on the underside, punch a double-sided strip as seen below.  A must-have even if you don't have a Mini8 or Super8 punch! And I love that it does more than just one thing. 

Really easy to use and several great designs to choose from!

Do we need another paper trimmer? 
Well yes, if it does what it is supposed to do, consistently!
The new personal rotary trimmer CutterPillarPro looks promising! We all tested it on paper, cardstock and even chipboard. Kristyn says she can't cut a straight edge with any cutter so she was amazed when she cut a perfectly straight little sliver on this! It self-sharpens - no need for replacement blades - and has a battery-operated light. 
Can't wait to try this out!

Thanks for reading...and I hope to see you at the LBH soon!

P.S. Be sure and follow the LBH blog and post your comments here...Miss Tracy will be announcing several WINNERS very SOON and you don't want to miss out! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

What's NEW? CHA 2013

Welcome back for more of our CHA moments! 
I'm going to start today's post by announcing the lucky WINNERS from our previous post! Drumroll please***********
Congratulations to:
Taylor Coffman

Congratulations to our Lucky Commenters! Please stop by the LBH to pick up your prize or send us your address if you are an out of town fan! Thanks for ALL of your CoMMenTs...Keep'em coming!

Today, I thought I would share with you some of the great NEW Lotions & Potions that we found in the Ranger Booth. Tim as well as the rest of the industry is taking a walk on the "BriGhT" side. One of our LBH Gals was chosen thru a lotto system and got to take a Special Workshop with Tim which he calls a "World of Distress". Here is what they made:

See what I mean about the colors!!! Fun and Bright!!! I for one, love this NEW color trend. Check out the NEW Burlap Panels...a fun new surface from Ranger...Love the texture. Here are the sizes they will be packaged in.
You will also notice on these canvases some fun NEW dies from Tim...Mustache & Picture Wheel (looks just a Viewfinder) among  several others...

And of course...the NEW Distress Paint Dabbers! You will love creating with these...Here is what the "Tim"ster has to say about them...

"These very fluid water-based paints have some pretty innovative properties to them, certainly not like ordinary craft paints.  the viscosity of these paints are reminiscent of the fluid vintage style milk-paints with a mixing ball inside when you shake it up.  the distress paint formulation works on multi-surfaces including paper, chipboard, grungeboard, fabric, wood, metals and plastics.  it is also reactive with water while the paint is wet allowing you some great blending ability and awesome textural effects.  the best part however, is once the paints are dry, they don’t rewet so you’re able to layer these with the other distress products like inks and stains to achieve incredible effects.  the amazing palette of 24 colors from the distress line will make it easy to coordinate with other distress products too." Tim Holtz

Here is a quick video clip from Tim's blog about these NEW paints:

Take a peek at it when you have time and 
you can see the paints in action!

Tim was kind enough to let us Photo Bomb him while demoing to a whole HeRD of people on the showroom floor....He has also given us permission to reteach his World of Distress Workshop at the Little Blue House! We are working on setting the dates now and will be announcing them SOON!!! Hope you can join us!!!

I don't want to leave out our friend Dyan Reavely...She has some really fun, NEW goodies too... Check out her NEW additions to the Dylusions line...

And she has some great new stencils and stamps too.... She can tell you all about them here on this video clip....
Her personal Art Journals are simply Amazing...

Okay other NEW things from Ranger...New BRIGHT Distress Stains and Jumbo Jars of Rock Candy Dry GLitter...Elaine was especially excited about the Glitter...LoL!!!! 

We also fell in love with some NEW products from our friends over at Art Anthology!!! We had an opportunity to sit and play with some of their lotions and potions and were quickly HooKed on their products!!! Big thanks to Jen Starr for showing us around the booth and making us feel right at home!!!

 I look forward to introducing you gals to their Sorbets, Velvets, Colorations, and their Dimensional Crystals!!!!

A couple more things worth mentioning.... Check out these NEW Zig brush tip shimmer pens, Great NEW products from ViVa Decor, and MORE....I'll post more on those later....

Now for ToDay's CHA Give-Aways...If you become an LBH blog follower and post a comment...Some of YOU will be randomly drawn to WIN some great Goodies that were sent back with us from CHA...AND...
ONE of YOU will WIN a free seat in our World of Distress Workshop and an Tim-autographed Apron!!!!! 

So what are you waiting for...post those comments ladies!
I will publish the WINNERS tomorrow!

Keep Creating!!!!
Miss Tracy :)
P.S. If you are curious how we got back and forth from the hotel to the convention center every day...Here's a pic of us in transport! 

CHA arranged bus shuttles to take us to and from and our bus driver wanted to say hello to all the LBH customers!
 He says to Have a nice day! and Watch your Step!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Let the CHA Posts and Give-Aways begin!!!

Hello friends of the LBH!!!

We had such a fabulous time in California at CHA...it's always a good time when we LBH gals hang out together! 

Today, I will begin sharing a variety of our CHA pictures and if you become a follower of our blog AND leave a comment, you will have the opportunity to WIN some of the goodies that were sent home with us by some of your favorite vendors. It was no easy feat trying to get everything packed up to bring home...

On these posts, we will be sharing some NEW finds as well as inspiration, showroom photos, and some of our favorite "must have's"!

I have to say...we were pretty darn impressed with the NEW Cutterpillar! Cut nice and straight and self-sharpens too!

Feathers, Feathers, and more Feathers...
Seems to be a big trend this season!

COLOR TREND for SPRING....BRiGhT, BRiGhTer, and BRiGhTesT!!! Tons of HaPPy CoLors....

AND there was fun, quirky, inspiration all around us....
I love this bicycle....Look closely! It is completely covered in Washi Tape...LoVE it!!!

We had a few FuN EnCouNterS on the Showroom Floor...

and Kristyn found a Paper Wedding Gown...

Remember to become a follower AND post a comment!

 You may be the one of several to go home with a bag o' goodies from CHA!
Stay tuned...More CHA photos and inspiration soon to come! We will be posting some of our Fav Finds...and more FuN PhoTos!
Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)