Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CHA baby! Here I come!

I've just finished packing! I have one smaller suitcase shoved...and I do mean ShOvEd into a larger one...in anticipation of all the fabulous samples, goodies, catalogs, etc. that I will be bringing home from CHA!  I L-O-V-E going to CHA! It's like being a kid in a candy shoppe. Even though I'm blessed to own and operate the LBH, I'm truly a customer at heart and I just simply get giddy when I hit the show floor and am surrounded by all the products that
 I SO ADORE!!! ...oh, and I should warn you...
I'm kinda of an obsessive picture taker (lol!)

So rest assured I will take a ton of pictures and share my favorites with you! I promise to keep you posted here on my blog and on the Little Blue House blog about all my wonderful finds, inspiration, unique projects, and "Must Haves".
I hope you will follow along each day! Post comments and you will have a chance to win some CHA goodies! I have been fortunate to attend now for several years and I never get tired of it. All of the Blue House Gals are coming along on this trip so it's sure to be even more FUN....I'm certain there will be all kinds
of FUN stories to share.
So follow along with us on this CreAtivE AdvEntUre
that we call CHA!!!
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)

P.S. I almost forgot to share with you...Susan and I will be in a full day workshop with the "Tim"ster on Thursday! Keep an eye on my facebook page...I will post pictures during the workshop!

Wonder what he has in store for us?!?!?!
Stay tuned and I'll show you...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"Hank the Plank" transformed!

Hello Everyone!
I wanted to share the project that I designed for my last Scrapstasher's Anonymous Meeting! It's a perpetual date Calendar! The Month Label is made out of Chalkcloth so that you can easily erase and write in the name of the next month. 12 tags hang off of the cuphook...(one for each month of the year). I intend to write on each tag my family & friends birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events that occur during that specific month.
Here is how "Hank the Plank" looks before he took on his transformation...

Add a little paint, a little ink, some satin cording....and waa laa....I have a fabulous surface for my Perpetual Calendar! Here's a closer look at the month label...It was made using the Tim Holtz Stylized Labels die and Chalkcloth. I used a Chalk Ink Marker to edge the label and write the month. These markers are amazing! The erase easily with a wet wipe and come in a wide variety of colors!
I embellished my calendar further with these lovely paper flowers. Everyone really enjoyed making these at our Stasher's Meeting! We had beautiful blossoms everywhere in all kinds of colors and prints!!

I embellished my tags with buttons and trims! If you create one of these calendars for yourself, just be careful not to put things on your tags that are too dimensional...it will make it difficult for all 12 tags to hang off the hook if the embellishments are too large.

"Hank the Plank" is available at the Little Blue House. He measures 5ish x 10ish inches and costs $1.99. You can also find a great selection of chalk ink markers at the LBH too!

I have another crafty-licious project in store for you next month. I hope you will make plans to join me for my next Scrapstasher's Anonymous Meetings!!! Here are the dates:

Monday, 2/13 6:30p-8:30p
Tuesday, 2/14 10:00a-Noon
Cost: $5 per Stasher

Please contact the Little Blue House to reserve your seat today!
(817) 431-7930

Stash On Sisters!!!!
Miss Tracy :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year...New Way to Scrapbook!!

I am so excited to share with you one of my lateset Specialty Workshops...
It's a NEW Year and I want to show you a NEW way to scrapbook! Come join me and see just how easy it is to create using the NEW Variety Page Protectors from WeRMemory Keepers. You will leave with 13 page protectors filled with wonderful layouts and minis that will feature each month of the year!

 Here are a few peeks at some of the pages you will be creating....

I have priced this workshop without the album to make it more affordable for you. However, those attending the Workshop will receive a 25% discount off of their album purchases on the day of the Year.O.Graphy workshop. For more information, please contact the Little Blue House at (817) 431-7930.

Cost: $65
Sat. 1/14 10a-4p
Mon. 1/16 10a-4p
(Newly added date) Sat. 2/4 10a-4p

Instructor: Miss Tracy :)

Hope you will join me!
I know we will have a fabulous time creating together!