Monday, June 17, 2019

30 Days of Coloring Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you guys had a great weekend!  We had a blast creating with Dina this weekend and I can't wait to share some pictures with you all.  Learning from our favorite creatives is an incredible opportunity and we are so glad to be able to host them here at the store!

Over the weekend, one of our favorite challenges kicked off!  The 30 Days of Coloring Challenge runs from June 15 to July 15.  Lots of challenge details can be found here, but this is one of my favorites for a few reasons!  First, no fancy supplies required - use markers, colored pencils, whatever!  Second, I love that she encourages making your own coloring sheets with patterns and stamps (gotta use that stash)!  Third, this is a super supportive group where you can link your own projects and coloring. 


Kathy, the challenge host, also has a cheering squad of 12 ambassadors who are here to encourage all participants too!  It is super fun and she also has a blog post every day with coloring technique, encouragement, and sharing her works in progress. 

In one of her posts, Kathy shared that she loves to color with her Tombow Dual Brush pens and Copic markers!  If you didn't know, we carry Tombow's in open stock (woot woot!) which means you can buy the colors individually, instead of in a 10 pack with the blender.  This is perfect if you are hunting down one specific color!  We also have Copic markers in the store (and replacement nibs for when you color toooo much)!  And, we also refill Copic markers too - and many colors while you wait!   

We would love to see what you are coloring!  I am going to try to do a little recreational coloring this month!  My sister in law is a big colorer and I think she is going to participate too!  You can add us in your tag or send us the picture and we will feature some coloring on the blog!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, June 14, 2019

It's Dina Day (and other good news)!

Happy Friday everyone! 

I am so excited that the weekend is here and we are in full swing over here!  Today, we are working on a little Father's Day project just for our special dad!  But, this weekend is going to be jam packed for other reasons too!


Dina Wakley has arrived and is spending all day today (and tomorrow) teaching at our store!  We are so thrilled to have her and each of you coming to spend the day creating.  There will be lots of creativity flowing from upstairs!  Even if you can't make it for the class, Dina is bringing lots of her new products to the store for everyone to shop from! 

And, mixed media isn't the only thing to hit the stores!  We have a brand new arrival from a super popular paper company.  I don't want to ruin the surprise, but it sounds a lot like Mimple Mories :)  I will have more information on the new arrivals on Monday!

Don't forget to share those Dina pics with us!  You can tag us on Facebook and Instagram - we would love to see and share them!!!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley


Thursday, June 13, 2019

FREE Jillibean Projects!

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am so excited to share these super cute projects with you!  I am a big fan of Jillibean Soup, but sometimes I struggle to use the very busy papers - so scraplifting is my go-to plan for using my Jillibean collections! 

And, today, Jillibean Soup is sharing six mini projects that are perfect for creating cards for all types of occasions!  I am thinking about my summer birthday list!  And maybe that pineapple for Father's Day?!?


We have all the pieces and parts ot Rainbow Roux in the store, so if it is not in your collection, come on in and grab some pieces!  Plus, you can get the FREE directions to create all six of these cards at this link right here!

I love that the directions on these are simple enough for an older kid crafter to be able to follow along too!  And,  I will give a hint about creating - they recommend cutting card bases, but you can also save time (and hassle for kid crafters) and use premade card bases! 

We would love to see your completed projects - tag us on Facebook and Instagram!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

3 Craft Sales!

This month is almost half over - can you believe it!?!  I think being on the road makes it fly by!  But, I wanted to share a few quick things with you!



First of all -
 This month has my favorite coupon of them all!  This is perfect for ANYONE!  Buy 10 sheets of patterned paper, get 10 half off!  This is approximately two paper lines worth of paper and I love it!  There is always a reason for more paper. :) We have tons of paper lines in store too!  Plus, this can be used online - just be sure to enter the code. 

If you don't have a coupon book, they are reduced to $5 each... and this month's coupon will pay for the rest of the book.  It is a great deal! 

Next up -
We are so excited to welcome Dina this weekend!  She will be teaching FOUR classes here at the store and they are all sold out!  You can call the store to get on the waiting list.  But, I know she will be bringing some of her favorite things to the store this weekend at trunk show prices!  Even if you aren't taking a class, stop by and do a little bit of shopping!

And last, but not least, The Great Gatsby Crop!  If you haven't marked your calendars for January 31-February 2nd, hop on it!  As of this morning, there are 20 seats left!  And, to get your early bird pricing, you need to pay in full by FRIDAY!  It is a savings of $15 if you pay in full by this Friday, otherwise, it is just a $30 deposit to hold your seat and the balance is due by December 31st. 

So, come on in and save some big money this weekend!  We can't wait to crop and create with you! 
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Free Lettering Lesson!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

We are home again after a week on the road and the splashdown to reality has been rough!  I don't know about you, but routines and groceries are a must have around here! 

But, I wanted to share a quick nugget with you all!  This summer, I am teaching online mini tutorials for FREE in my Facebook group!  You can get a spot in the group here!  We also have challenges and live questions and answer sessions too.  It is a great way to improve or learn more about your lettering!


This past week, we learned how to create a gorgeous hand lettered signature - the whole live lesson review is in the group and I have a tutorial on my blog with a video too!  You can check out the blog post here and a YouTube video here too!

I would love to have you come learn with us this summer!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, June 7, 2019

Super Special Make and Take

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all are getting excited about the weekend and making plans to swing by the store!  This weekend is jam-packed at the City.  On Saturday, we are hosting the FREE Make and Take with our City Chick Margaret AND we also have Missy's Bible Journaling group meeting!  Plus, on Sunday, our Plannerds group is meeting up for some free planner time!  There is more information about all of these things on our calendar!  Bible Journaling and Plannerds do need to please sign up on the website (or by calling the store) to be sure that we have your spot saved! 


But, I am super excited about the ADORABLE make and take for this weekend! Margaret is bringing all of your American spirit for these super cute blocks!  Drop in any time between 10 and 2pm to create one of these bad boys! 
These would be perfect for table decor or on a mantle.  And, I was thinking, how cute would one of these be to hold down napkins at your 4th of July picnic!?! 

But, this weekend is a little different - Margaret has a make and take add-on!  For $7, you can have both of these pieces to take home and finish.
Seriously, this might get the award for the best use of $7 this weekend! There are limited quantities of the add on's, so you might want to get here early this weekend. 

As always, allow about 20 or so minutes to get in, get signed in, and complete your project!  If you have to wait, feel free to walk around and do a little bit of shopping while you wait!  We have lots of goodies in the store that are arriving!

Now, go get crafty - and come do some make and takes!
Lesley

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Calling All VIC's!

Happy Thursday!

We are so excited to be sharing this fabulous date with you all!  Mark your calendars VICs for June 29th.  The store will be hosting another VIC Crop and they are do not miss events. 


A VIC Crop is different from a regular crop for a few reasons -
1) Food!  We have lots of goodies to eat (last time, we had a waffle bar for our Parks and Rec crop)!  I can't wait to see what is on the menu this time!
2) Goodie Bag!  You get a special treat bag curated to go with our theme - think paper and embellies and more!
3) Exclusive crowd!  We only let our VIC's in for this event, so grab your gal pals and join us!

AND, for the first time!

4) This is falling on VIC Sunday, so, your entire purchase during the crop is 25% off!  Yes!  Instead of the regular 10%, everytime you zip downstairs for another sheet of cardstock or pack of enamel dots or that 6x6 pad you have been hankering after, it is 25% off! 

There are a limited number of seats for this crop and I don't want you to miss out!  To save your seat, you need to call the store any pay for your spot OR you can register online at this link right here!

Got a question about this event (or any we host)!?  Drop it in the comments!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley