Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Semi Annual Sale Time

Can you believe that it is here?  The end of June means it is time for the semi-annual clearance sale and I can't wait!  All of our favorite goodies go on deep discount and there are tons of new products brought to the store just for this event! 

The sale begins on June 29th, but.... if you are a VIC you can grab a head start on the deals on Thursday, June 28th at our preview sale.  More details will be headed to your inbox soon, but you can pencil us in for Thursday at 6pm.  (Can I also say this sounds like a great girls night - a little sale shopping and grabbing dinner afterwards????)

Not sure if you are a VIC?  We can help you - do you shop on a blue card?  Are you in our VIC Facebook group?  Still not sure - call the store and we will happily tell you! 

Plus, while you are in the store, make sure you check out the new arrangement!  I can't wait to see the mini-renovation when I am in town this weekend. 

Now, make your plans to come get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, June 18, 2018

Get-It-Done Projects this week!

Happy Monday everybody!  Here's to kicking off an exciting and productive week of summer.  My fingers are crossed that the temperature drops a little bit... I am much more productive when the temperature isn't in the 90's! 

Lately, I have been feeling like I am in a creative rut and been on the struggle bus to create something new and exciting.  My favorite remedy for this is to take a creative class or watch someone else create.  Sometimes, they say a little nugget that kicks my brain into overdrive and I can create something amazing! 

This week, we have two great classes to get your brain going and off in a delightfully, ready to create direction!   Sara has been busy getting ready for class on Wednesday AND Thursday! 

On Wednesday, we are creating this ADORABLE mini-album that is perfect for a brag book, baby album, or shower gift.  A side note - it's never to late to create your child's baby book (my mom gave me mine on my 21st birthday) - and this could be the kickstart to get that book finished!


 We will create all the pages and you will walk out with a finished product to take with you.  It can be customized for girls or boys and you will love the super sweet feel of this album.  You can sign up for the class right here!  There are just a few spots left and at $35, you can't beat the price!

Need a slightly smaller project to kick it into overdrive?  Check out this adorable two page layout from Kiwi Lane!  In class, we will create this layout that features the Kiwi Lane line Galactic Adventures. 


Just like the mini-album, you will walk out the door with a finished project ready to drop pictures
in!  There is just one seat left (!) and it can be yours at this link right here.  This class is always a favorite and is perfect for some adorable summer lines!

Just a friendly reminder, that hand lettering and chalk lettering are coming up this weekend too!!! 

Now, go get crafty and sign up for some inspiration!
Lesley

PS - New announcements coming this week!   

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lettering Classes!

Happy Friday everybody!

I hope everyone is gearing up for an excellent weekend!  We have lots on our to do list for the weekend and to spend time together as a family. 

I am super excited to be preparing for more Lettering Classes at Scrappin' In the City!  I have TWO classes going on next weekend :) 

First up, beginner's hand lettering on Friday, June 22.  We will learn all the basics of the hottest new trend and how to get started.  I will teach you everything from how to hold the pen to creating an upper and lower alphabet and putting together words.  Even if you handwriting is terrible (and mine is), you can letter - I PROMISE!  This is a great class for anyone who wants to give it a whirl and is great for anyone age 9 and up!  There is one more seat available and you can snag it right here!


And, then on Saturday morning, we will be back at the store at 10:30 for some chalk lettering!  Chalk is a brand new trend that is perfect for creating your own seasonal decor pieces and awesome lettering works.  In class, we will work through a ton of tips and tricks and create a hand lettered piece to take home with you!  In addition to the chalk board, you will get a huge bag of erasers, chalk, and other chalk lettering essentials!  This is a great class for kids and adults and feel free to bring your teens and tweens with you.  You do not have to have any experience hand lettering to enjoy this class!  And it may even inspire you to hang a giant chalkboard in your house (... I may be speaking from experience...)  There are SIX spots left in this class and the class fee includes ALL the materials so all you have to bring is your happy smiling face!  Register for chalk lettering right here!

This chalkboard is hanging in my foyer and I love changing it all the time - it needs an update this weekend!

Now go get crafty and come see me to letter next weekend!  If you have any questions about lettering, chime in on our Facebook page or drop us a comment below!
Lesley




Thursday, June 14, 2018

Father's Day!

Are you ready? Father's Day is just a few days away. We have been busy making cards and my son "wrapped" his gift on his own this year.  There is one small piece of paper and one very long piece of tape covering a mostly exposed gift... but, he is so excited to share it with his dad!

We have also been making cards for Dad and for grandpas to celebrate the big day.  Around here is means a mismatched placement of frog stickers, but I found some super cute cards for the Dads in your life!






And from the furry friends in your life... how cute is this card from the dog?!?!?
These all came from the Echo Park Design Team blog!  If you are ever looking for inspiration from your favorite lines, check out their blogs.  Usually, they have a design team - just like ours - who is killing it with adorable layouts, cards, and mini albums!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Headed to the Store!

Happy Wednesday you guys! 

I was so excited to see this note roll into my inbox - we have two brand new collections on the way to the store and you all are going to LOVE them!  Simple Stories is having a mid-June release (that will ship soon).  So, without further ado, here are Dream Big and Lil' Dude!

Dream Big is the "girl" line and has tons of beautiful colors and lots of pinks!  The unicorns are amazing and I love the character doodles of this line.  Plus, the script font is spectacular!



And, Lil' Dude brings the "boy" version of this fun line!  I am a huge fan of the lime green in this line - it really pops without being hard to use!  Plus, it is such a treat to have a rainbow of colors to work with instead of just blue paper. 



You can always pre-order these by requesting them at the store!  The order has been placed and Simple Stories says the lines will ship in late June.  This is a full line with twelve papers each, plus a sticker sheet, chipboard, bits and pieces, and puffy things too!  You will get a ton of a paper (and embellies) with this line and I think you will love!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Good morning everyone!  I am so excited to be back to regular blogging after a quick family vacation with spotty wi-fi and lots of family commitments! :)

As I hop back into the swing of things, I wanted to make sure you knew about THREE awesome things going on at the store:


1) Lawn Fawn arrived!  In case you missed it, the latest Lawn Fawn release has arrived at the store.  Scoot over and grab your favorites before they fly out the door!  And, if you miss it, we can order you another one!


2) New brushes and mini-inks!  Yesterday, we had a brand new stash of Tim Holtz goodies arrive - including blending brushes and ink storage tin.  Plus, a brand new load of Wendy Vecchi's mini-inks arrived in some stunning new colors!  These fly out the door too, so get to the store!


3) The Secret Envelope Sale is going on now!  New to the sale?  Shop this month and spend $30 or more and get an envelope with a discount to use next month.  Spend $60... get two envelopes!  Your purchase has to be product - unfortunately classes and Kiwi Lane do not qualify for the sale. 

Now, come on in - you may notice a few changes ;)  Grab some summer crafting supplies, sign up for a class, or just browse!
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, June 8, 2018

Fabulous Friday!

Hello everyone! 

I hope you are having a fabulous Friday and are getting excited for a wonderful weekend!  Just a heads up to make your weekend even more wonderful that the latest Lawn Fawn order has arrived. If you have preordered, come grab yours - it already has your name on it!  If you didn't pre[-order, come shop some of the adorable goodies that have rolled in!

I also wanted to share the cutest little Lawn Fawn extra - whether or not you grab the new Lawn Fawn stamps and dies... I wanted to share this super cute embossing powder!  At $6.79, this glow in the dark powder is soooo cute and so versatile! 



Lawn Fawn is releasing a brand new firefly stamp and die set... or obviously a great match.... but I was thinking about other ways to use it! 

-What about a starry background on card?
-Last release (or maybe the one before) of Lawn Fawn, there was a constellation stamp and die that would be adorable in glow in the dark.
-A glow in the dark spider web - a very spooky addition to any Halloween card!
-Need a glow stick gift tag?  Glow in the dark is where it is at!

Now, come grab some new Lawn Fawn and some embossing powder and say hi to our baby birds!
Lesley