Monday, April 23, 2018

Pinterest Surfing: Day 1

In honor of Pinner's Conference this week, I decided to surf Pinterest with purpose this week!  Every day this week, I will be sharing some of my favorite things I have found.  First up this week is bullet journals and planning layouts! 

Join me at checking out some planner eye candy!











Now, what inspires you to be crafty?  Follow us on Pinterest right here.
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pinner's Preparation!

Can you believe that next week we get to walk into a real life Pinterest board?  It is a little bit crazy and I so want to go!  I have seen so many pictures on Instagram and Facebook and it is making me jealous! 



While perusing the classes on their website, I decided to make my fantasy class roster (that is jampacked with my favorites and some things I need to strengthen)

Friday, April 27th:
11 - The Art of Folding
12:30 - Hoop Art Embroidery
2 - Modern Calligraphy with Peggy Dean
3:30 - Sort, Store, and Style your way to Organization
5 - Summer Banner with Scrappin' In The City!!!!
6:30 - Winning Weeknight Meals


Saturday, April 28th:
10 - Hand Lettered Home Sweet Home Sign
11:30 - Hand Lettering with Kelly Klapstein
1 - Mason Jar Centerpieces
2:30 - Advanced Brush Lettering with Brittany Luiz
4 - Nap

Plus, I wanted to peruse the halls of the conference center to see my favorites, shop for adorable things, and spend a little time with retail therapy! 

Tickets are still available and you can get a 10% off using the code SCRAPPIN.  Click this link right here to get all the info on different tickets!  I was so surprised at how reasonable the tickets are priced - seriously - less than $50 (before the discount) and are tailored to be as involved as you want to be!

So, who is going?  Drop a note in the comments or on Facebook so we can look forward to seeing you!
Now, go get crafty - and plan your ultimate Pinner's Vacation!
Lesley 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inky Chicks!

Need something fun to do this weekend?  Need a little nudge in a creative direction?  Join us on Saturday for Inky Chicks!

For those who are new to our Inky Chicks group, it is so much fun!  Our amazing City Chick Margaret leads the group and shares all of her tips and tricks in the world of mixed media!  You can join Margaret and the City Chicks for one meeting or all of them - it is a flexible time to come learn a new skill and get a little messy with other people who love mixed media! 

This month, Margaret is featuring Distress Oxides!  Check out this adorable page made with Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide inks.
When you join us, bring an art journal - our favorites are from Dyan Reaveley - and a complete list of supplies can be found right here.  Margaret is soooo talented and a great teacher!  You will learn a jillion tips and tricks and have a chance to pick Margaret's brain.  We have four seats still available - you can register here!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

PS - Don't forget to stay for our shadowbox class after Inky Chicks!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What's New Wednesday

I think this might be one of my favorite days.... What's New Wednesday!  I am so excited to share with you all the things headed to the store late this week and early next week.  Check Facebook for exact arrival times!

Echo Park is on the way and the list is HUGE!  I am just going to share a little bit - I don't want to ruin the whole surprise.  Lots of ephemera, stickers, and accessories are coming with each of these lines too!

Echo Park's Celebrate America Kit




Echo Park's Good Day Sunshine

Echo Park's Wish Upon A Star

Echo Park's Alice in Wonderland

Carta Bella's Summer Splash

I am loving these lines!  The wagon from Celebrate America to those adorable flamingos in Summer Splash - these lines embody the magic of summer time! 
With each of lines, we have ephemera, stickers, embossing folders and more headed into the store!  Can't wait and chance it with your favorite?  Call the store and request what you are dying for!  We will call you when it has arrived and pull your special order out before it makes it to the floor. 
Now, go get crafty- and start making those summer memories!
Lesley

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

National Scrapbook Day!

Are you prepared for the craziest in-store crop of the year?!?  It is time for National Scrapbook Day!  Celebrated the first Saturday of May, NSD is a day full of awesomeness!  We can't wait to celebrate with you for TWO WHOLE DAYS!



The crop starts on Friday, May 4th at 10am when the store opens and goes until 11pm!  We will be serving cupcakes on Friday.  Plus, if you stay for Saturday, you get to leave your space set up (the hardest part!).  Saturday is another day crammed full of scrapbooking!  We will be having a Nacho bar from Salsarita's for dinner - combine your NSD and Cinco De Mayo and enjoy two parties in one!

Are you ready to party?  We will have all kinds of giveaways and other demos going on all day.  You can register for one day or both days... just make sure you are signed up for what you want AND RSVP separately for the Nacho bar to make sure we have enough to go around!  Friday scrappers sign up here and Saturday scrappers sign up here! 

We can't wait to see you and all your amazing scrapping!
Don't forget to sign up and get crafty!
Lesley



Monday, April 16, 2018

The Tail End of Pet Day!

Happy Monday!

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!  At our house, we enjoyed a trip to Monster Jam and spend the rest of the weekend trying to stay dry. 

I wanted to take a moment to say a HUGE thank you to Gina and Kim who organized an amazing National Pet Day event at the store.  I am so sad I had to miss it, but all I have heard was amazing things!  The sweet faces in the photobooth, the dancing dog on the side of the road, and tons of sponsors and prizes - it really was an awesome day! 

It takes so much work to pull these events together and these ladies are truly awesome!  Make sure you take a moment to say thank you to them in the comments, on Facebook, or the next time you drop into the store!  In the mean time, I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from the weekend!









A huge thank you to all of our customers who came out to celebrate with us!  We raised more than $500 to support our National Pet Day charities and couldn't be prouder - thank you for helping us support this amazing cause! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sharing Some Favorites!

Lawn Fawn is having another amazing inspiration week over on their blog!  As always, they blow me away with their creativity in card making.  And, I also love how they use their products in such versatile ways.  I would never think about how many different ways you can use a cloud set of dies... that are not cloud related!

I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures!






Not going to lie... I love the simplicity of the last one!  I love using the Lawn Fawn inspiration week as a kickstart my own creativity!

Now, go get crafty! And don't forget to swing by the store to celebrate National Pet Day!
Lesley