Thursday, May 25, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

We all have a huge stash of papers that we love!  Maybe one you just can bear to break into because it is your favorite?  Or perhaps a paper line that you are not sure what to do with?

No fear!  

Today, in honor of Throw Back Thursday, we are going to dig way back into our archives and dig around on Pinterest for a little inspiration!

Here are some delightful layouts with Simple Stories' So Rad!




Do you have a favorite line that you need to get back out for a few projects?  We can't wait to see them!  Share them in the comments below or tag us on Instagram!

Now go get crafting!
Lesley

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

City Chicks Scrap Challenge Number 1

Want to join in the fun and get a little mid-week scrapbooking in?  Join us for the weekly City Chicks Scrap Challenge!

Each week, we will post a challenge here on the blog and you will have a week to get to work!  Next Wednesday, we will share some of our favorites here!  The challenges will be anything from a layout to start from, a product, or a tool.  So without further ado - the first City Chicks Scrap Challenge!

Your project must meet ALL of these criteria!

  • at least three different embellishments
  • a card or scrapbook layout


You can use any paper line, any stamp set, any embellishments, but they must be different.  Nuvo drops, die cuts, and veneers - check!  Paper clips, misting spray, and felt - sure thing!  Stickers, memorabilia, and enamel dots - you got it!

Check out these projects for a bit of inspiration!

Shimelle's Go Now Go - Emellies: Cork stickers, wood veneers, regular stickers, and puffy enamel stickers

This layout from Design Team Member Jennifer Gatewood uses chipboard stickers, Thickers, and gold stitching!

This cute card from former DT Member Peggy Cain uses ribbon, enamel dots, and die cuts!  

Alright scrappers - are you ready to get started?  You can share your finished product in the comments of the blog, tag us on Instagram, or share to our Facebook page!  Be sure to tag your work #citychicksscrapchallenge!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Now get crafting!
Lesley

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Guest Instructor Coming Soon!

Get excited friends!  We have another fabulous guest teacher coming to Scrappin' In The City!  Jann Gray, of Illuminated Journaling, is on her way to the City to teach a class on Bible Journaling!
Jann worked as a missionary for more than 25 years before settling in the Nashville area!  She uses Bible Journaling in her own personal reflection and devotion and wants to teach you how to do it as well!  Promising that you don't need to be an expert artist, Jann has a way to teach people of all skill-levels how to be successful!  She uses illustrations and lettering - check out her Instagram for more examples of her work (and a free download each month)!

Jann will be here at the City on June 9 and 10 and offering three classes!  Be sure to call to get on the list for the class.  If you sign up for all three, you can save $10.




Let bible journaling become the new way you connect and reflect and become present in the moment during your daily devotion!  It seems hard to believe, but anyone can do this - we promise!  Zip on over and sign up!  We can't wait to see you get your journal on with Jann in just a few weeks!

As always, you can share your pictures in the comments or tag us on Instagram!

Now go get crafty (and SIGN UP to get crafty with Jann!)
Lesley

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nuvo Drops!

Do any of these sentences describe you:
 - Are you a cardmaker who loves using enamel dots, but can't afford a bunch of them?
 - Are you looking for a new glittery embellishment for your scrapbook pages?
 - Are you interested in making embellishments in fun shapes?
 - Are you in the mood to try a new embellishment and scrapbook product?
If any of these sentences describe you, you need to swing by the store and pick up a bottle of Nuvo Drops.  

Nuvo Drops are a self-leveling liquid that can be formed into shapes and sizes to embellish any page or card layout.  Check out these cards for a little inspiration!


They are such a sweet, versatile, something "extra" on any card - as the feature element or a supplement!  And now, a little Christmas in May inspiration...



Want to know more about Nuvo Drops?  Check out this tutorial for Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios!


Check out this great organizer from Tonic to keep track of what colors you have and as a reference chart for the perfect color when you are in the midst of a project!  You can download it is a PDF and print it out for your own use from right HERE!


And the best news of all?  Nuvo Drops are part of the Super Saver Coupon Book for May!  You can get a free bottle of Nuvo Drops with a $10 purchase...(in case you were wondering, that is buy 4 Nuvo Drops, get one for FREE!)!  

We can't wait to see your amazing projects!  Be sure to share them in the comments or tag us on Instagram!  

Now get crafting!
Lesley



Friday, May 19, 2017

All the Rage...

I may be a bit late to the party, but have you heard about Tim Holtz's Oxide Inks?  I had no idea what made them so much different than regular inks and dyes.  They come in twelve unique colors.

This is a video from this year's Creativation (formerly known at CHA) where Tim explains what makes these inks unique!


Dying (pun intended) to get your fingers messy with these?  Swing by the store and pick them up!  They are the perfect addition to a stamper's stash and lots of fun to play with!


We want to see what you create!  Add a picture in the comments or tag us on Instagram!  

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Barnyard!

Have you seen Bella Blvd's cutest new line?


Barnyard features bright primary colors and perfect patterns that range from a bold cow print to subtle bricks and stripes!  This is a small sampling of their papers.  
















Check out these awesome layout from the Bella Blvd Design Team!







Swing by the store and pick it up!  Then snap a picture and upload it to the comments or tag us on Instagram!  We love to see your work!

Now go get crafty!  
Lesley

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BUT WAIT! There's More!

In case you hadn't have enough overwhelming cuteness straight from the Land of Lawn Fawn... I am here to deliver more from their Summer 2017 release!  Just in case it wasn't already circled in your Carpe Diem planner, these goodies should be arriving at Scrappin' In The City this week!

So without further ado, check out the releases!

Duh-Nuh


Palm Trees


Wild For You

Selfie Frames

Say Cheese, Again

You're Claw-some




Are these not the absolute cutest?  Really, my heart hurts from the adorable-ness!
Want to know more about the new products?  Check out these two new videos and complete card tutorials!


Introduction to Selfie Frames and Say Cheese, Again

Introduction to Palm Trees and Ocean Waves

Can you pick a favorite?  Comment below with the one you are most desperate to get your crafty hands on!  As always, share a work in progress in the comments or tag us on Instagram.  

Go out and get crafty!
Lesley