Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Weekly Challenge!

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Before I introduce the new challenge, I wanted to share some projects from last week's Challenge!  If you remember, the requirements were to use three different types of embellishments on any type of project!  So without further ado, here we go!


Both of these layouts use a variety of embellishments!  Love it!  Thank you to everyone who participated and I hope you give it another go!

This week, the challenge is to use INK on any type of layout.  Any ink pad, on a stamp, on a dauber, as a spray!  Check out this card and layout for a bit of inspiration!

Be sure to tag your projects on Instagram and Facebook, using the hashtag #citychicksscrapchallenge!  I can't wait to see what you are working on!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Software Update!

Did you hear?  Silhoutte Studio has a brand new update.  It is a more powerful, more stable version of the software we all know and love.  This is the fourth version and it was just released to the public after beta testing!

This download and update is totally FREE and will improve the way your machine and software runs.  More good news - the program still looks the same, so you don't have to learn any new buttons or rearrangement of tools!  If you are interested, you can click here to update your computer!

In case you are in need of other types of Silhouette goodies, check the online store here!  The store has all types of cutting mats, pens, pen holders, and more!  Come on in and check it out!

If you picked up the new Dragon Tales and Fairy Tales line, Doodlebug has released a set of new cut files that coordinate with the lines!  You can get them here - Dragon Tails Collection and Fairy Tales Collection.

You can use it to enter our City Chicks Scrap Challenge as an embellishment!  Don't forget, today is the last day to tag us in your project #citychicksscrapchallenge on Instagram and Facebook!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, May 29, 2017

New Product Alert: Doodlebug Dragon Tails and Fairy Tales

I would like to apologize in advance for all the pictures, but this Doodlebug is way to cute to not share ALL THE PICTURES!  It has just arrived in the store and is perfect for boys and girls - birthdays, just because, and vacation!  The blue based line is Dragon Tails and the pink line is Fairy Tales!  Without further ado, Doodlebug!

First up... a few cards!





I can't even stand the cute!  That sequin and bead shaker card?  Yes please!

Now for some page layouts for all the scrapbookers.  I can't wait to scraplift some of these layouts!











I love how this line can be made ultra bright or toned down with the use of some basic cardstock that you already had in your stash.

Up next, for the planner artists!  Check out these planner spreads!



And in case you needed one more reason to invest in some Doodlebug - may I present gift boxes!?!?
If you need more inspiration, check out more layouts from the Doodlebug Design team!  The Design Team work can be found here!  All of the papers and extra cute embellies are at the store!  Here is a sneak peek at some of my favorite embellishments from the line - these and more are currently available at the store!



Swing by the store (tomorrow) and grab your own Doodlebug!  The store is closed today to celebrate the sacrifice our veterans made, but we will be open tomorrow!  All of these goodies are listed online as well, so long distance readers - you can snag them too!  

Also, don't forget - the coupon this month is for a free Nuvo Drop (shop here!), we have a project challenge going on, and Bible Journaling (register here) coming up!

Now, go get crafty! 
Lesley

Friday, May 26, 2017

Father's Day Mini-Album

Need something special for the Dad in your life?  Graphic 45 has a brand new line headed to the store that is perfect for your dad!


Check out this tutorial from Graphic 45 to make a perfect Father's Day Mini Album!  You  can grab all your supplies for this project at Scrappin' In The City!  Sara has ordered the paper pads to arrive soon and you can order any of the embellishments by calling the store!

We can't wait wait to see what you are working on!  Share it in the comments below or on our Instagram page!  

Now go get crafting!
Lesley

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