Friday, June 30, 2017

July Classes Coming Soon!

Can you believe that it is almost July!  I am here to do a round up of all the posts and events we have coming this month.  Get those calendars out and let's get started...

July 1, 2017
Croppin' with the Chicks is the best weekend of the month!  Come join the fun and spend the day working on your cards, albums, and works in progress!  We would love to have you watch movies, eat some snacks, and have a great time with lots of friendly scrappers! The cost is $10 if you pre-pay, $15 the day of!


July 8, 2017
Join our City Chick Margaret for another fabulous Make-N-Take!  She has a great free project for you to make.  For every make-n-take you complete, get a punch on your card and earn FREE money for craft supplies!  Information on the make and take is available on our website!


We are so excited to offer a brand new class here at Scrappin' in the City!  City Chick Lesley is teaching a brand new hand lettering class.  You will learn all the tips and tricks to make beautiful works of art and the basic brush lettering alphabet!  The class cost is $20, plus a few pens for supplies!

July 14-15, 2017

Are you ready to road trip?  We are headed down to Duluth, Georgia for the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo!  We would love to see you!  If you are planning on going, be sure to stop by the store for a $2 off admission coupon.

July 17, 2017

We are kicking off another series of Knitting and Crocheting Class!  Judy Orell is teaching a class for anyone ready to learn how to get started in fiber arts!  This class meets every Tuesday for six weeks.  Click here for more information on knitting and crocheting class!


July 22, 2017

Join us for the July session of Inky Chicks!  We will be meeting at 10 to play with product and have studio time.  Our product focus will be Dylusions Paint and Journaling Tape!  We can't wait to see you there - get ready to get messy!  **Please note that this is a date change because of the Scrapbook Expo.**

Are you ready to celebrate Christmas in July?  Let's get started on making a few new holiday cards!  Plus, all Heartfelt Creations products are 15% off the day of the class!City Chick Margaret has adorable cards ready to make.  Check the link to see all the cards!

July 25, 2017

We are back for another month of Scrap Club!  We are using the precious BoBunny line Make A Splash.  We are offering classes at 12pm and 6pm.  Grab your tool kit and head down for a little bit of girl's night out!




This month's coupon is for Dies!  They are buy one, get one half off!  Be sure to stop in during the month of July to redeem it!  We can't wait to see you in the  store!


Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kiwi Lane Limited Release and Early Preview!

Last week, Kiwi Lane released a limited number of the new Liberty and USA line!  It was so popular, it sold out in less than 24 hours - that is crazy!  Because of its popularity, Kiwi Lane is bringing it back as a pre-order item only!  Between now and Friday, June 30 (midnight), you can order these kits!  They will not be available until late August, but this is the only time they can be ordered!  You can call the store today and tomorrow before close to request them or order online until midnight tomorrow on the website here.

Loving the USA and Liberty Bell Templates!

A sample page with the paper and templates!
The colors are bright and festive - perfect for a 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day or Veteran's Day card and layout!  Be sure that you get your order in IMMEDIATELY so that you don't miss out on this opportunity!


Kiwi Lane is also preparing for a new release on July 6th!  I wanted to share a sneak peek with you all and it is perfect for the active sports family this summer!  The All Star Accessory templates are perfect for all kinds of sports, organized and pickup!  The paper line is bright and bold.  I love how it is perfect for boys AND girls!  All our active kids should have All-Star layouts (pun intended)!

While you can't order this QUITE yet - one week and counting - you can make plans to get it through the store or the website found here.

And in case you needed another reason to shop - all orders over $35 ship for FREE!  Music to my ears!

Now, don't forget to shop now (and in a week)!
Go get crafty,
Lesley

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Challenge Yourself Challenge!

Last week, we encourage our fearless scrappers to challenge themselves in a new way!  Camp Reset for planners, the Lawn Fawn challenges, and Shimelle's 30 Day Scrap challenge are all ways to stretch yourself creatively.  How have you all done?

I challenged my fellow City Chicks to create a card for the Lawn Fawn challenge and Jonna took me up on it!  She made this precious, perfect for summer, watermelon card!


Jonna told me all about her process!  Her card base is kraft paper with a piece of Cricut patterened paper.  Jonna used a piece of watercolor paper from Tim Holtz to color on.  She used the Tim Holtz Distress markers in Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, and Hickory Smoke.  For the stamps, she used TWO Lawn Fawn sets - Happy Happy Happy stamp and die and Happy Summer stamp and die.  Jonna also colored that precious chunk of watermelon using her Prisma colored pencils in Rose and Apple Green!  

Did anyone else make a card for the challenge?  We can't wait to see them!  

I am linking this post up to the Lawn Fawn challenge here!  Be sure to check out some of the other amazing cards made by Lawn Fawn-atics!  

Are you ready for next week's challenge?   I challenge you to make a 4th of July project - it could be a card, layout, or home decor project!  Share your project in the comments or tag us on social media!  You can always use the hashtag #citychicksscrapchallenge!  We can't wait to see your projects!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks!

In case you missed the big news in the world of scrapbooking yesterday, Tim Holtz announced that there are TWELVE new colors of Distress Oxide Inks!  And before we go any further, they have already been ordered for the store and we are expecting them next week!  Now, you can continue to read calmly...



Okay, now for all the details!  Tim shared on his Facebook live video the twelve colors being released and some pictures of them side by side with the colors already available.  I snapped these pictures during the live broadcast, so the quality isn't great, but I loved seeing them in sequence with the already released colors!




So, without further ado, these are the official colors headed our way!




Tim talked about making sure he got a really good green and red out to crafters before the Christmas season for creating those perfect holiday cards, tags, and gifts.  He is so thoughtful 😀

In addition to getting the stamp pads, we will be getting re-inkers too!





All the products should arrive by early next week, but I promise they will run out the door!  The best way to ensure you get yours is to call the store TODAY and get yours pre-ordered!  The pre-orders will be pulled and set aside for you before the leftovers get put out on the shelves.  Plus, we call you the moment they come in the door

The stamps will be selling for $6.49 and the re-inkers for $5.29.  If you are trying to do the math, the full set of stamps is $77.88 and re-inkers are $63.48.  There is more great news!  If you order all twelve pads or re-inkers, you will receive 15% off your order and orders of 6 pads or re-inkers will receive 10% off their order!  This deal is for pre-orders and in-store purchases, but pre-orders are the only guarantee!  Call the store today - the number is 865-247-6879!

We can't wait to see you in the store!  And if you don't have the first release, you can see them here!
Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, June 26, 2017

We R Memory Keepers Spring Products!

Have you seen all the awesome new goodies just released from We R Memory Keepers?  We have just gotten in a bunch of new products that are perfect for scrappers and card makers!

The WRMK typewriter has arrived at the store and they are beautifully, perfected vintage!
They kind of make me want to move to a Magnolia Homes renovated house, raise cute critters, and make crafts professionally... anyone else?  

They have a delightful, simple lettering! I love this card made with the typewriter and the AMAZING word art shapes!  
Another snappy thing?  The typewriter tape comes in several different colors - like pink, mint, red, and brown!  I love the versatility and the modernity that comes with the colored lettering.  All of this is available in store now or right here on the website!  


But, wait, there's more!  We also just got the brand new WRMK Laser Square!  These are perfect for aligning grid based scrapbook pages and making sure you are stamping in a straight line!


This all comes apart into four pieces so that it stores and travels conveniently!  I have linked to a video from a Stampin' Up demonstrator who gives her honest opinion about the laser square (SPOILER ALERT: she's a fan!)!  Plus, it is a short 6 minutes, which is really nice!

The Laser Square attaches to the craft mat and comes apart and lines up to make a large laser level, perfect for hanging pictures and creating larger scale craft projects - like chalkboards!  The Laser Squares are available in store and online here.

You can swing by and pick up these goodies and more!  Don't forget to bring your 25% off coupon to use before the end of this month.

Also, don't forget to sign up for the February crop to get your discount by the end of the month!  

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's Semi Annual Clearance Time!

I hope you have been flexing your shopping (and SAVING) muscles lately because this is the event of the summer!  We are kicking off our Semi-Annual Clearance sale today!  We have 15 boxes of BRAND NEW PRODUCT coming in the store just for this event!  Everything is marked between 25%-75% off the regular price.  


Here are a few sneak peeks of the goodies that are available - first come, first serve!
All those 6x6 Pads!  Yes, please!
Brand new papers, kits, and stickers!

Do I spy planners, mini-albums, and tools?  <insert happy dance here>


A wall of embellishments!
Rulers, string art, air brush tools, and fuse tools!  Yes please!

I think I spy some Bella Blvd and Echo Park!
The doors fly open at 10 AM sharp and you can go straight to the backroom to get the best deals!  Don't forget to bring your June coupon to spend too!  It is good for 25% off ANY item in the store between now and the end of June!  Now is a great time to stock up on the basics too, as you prepare for summer crops, the August retreat, and more!  

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Planner Products Coming Soon!

I am so excited to share some of the new goodies headed to the store!  We have some of the most unique accessories that are perfect for your planner (and other scrapbooks too!).

The Carpe Diem A5 Paper Punch is on its way!  This the the perfect punch to add extra layers and papers into your planner - and a great way to easily incorporate scrapbook papers into your planner without individual holes.  It aligns the holes just right for all the planners - not just Carpe Diem!
Sara has told me these have shipped to the store already!  If you don't want to miss out, call the store and ask them to hold one for you... we want you to have the first ones!

Okay, next goodie!  Anyone remember those silly reinforcer holes from school - they were boring and white, and always decorated everything but the holes of your notebook paper?  We R Memory Keepers has a new product that is about to change the reinforcer game!  Check out this amazing punch headed for the store via pre-order!  You punch out papers, add adhesive, and VOILA!  

I was also thinking about all the sheets of adhesive cardstock that I have that would be perfect for this!  And some old sticker sheets???  That would add some excitement and color to new planner pages!


Since these won't be shipping until July, be sure to call the store to preorder a punch!  We will be sure to order one just for you!


Don't forget to swing by the store to use your 25% off coupon, register for the retreat, and grab the newest goodies to hit the store!  Also, I will be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of the SEMI ANNUAL CLEARANCE!  

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weekly Challenge!

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Last week, we encouraged everyone to make a Father's Day card for a special dad in their life!  This week, we are encouraging you to join into the scrapbooking/card making/planner community at large.  Did you know that there is a huge virtual community of paper crafters out there?  I am a huge believer in stretching yourself and learning from others!  Joining a challenge, virtual "camp," or 30 in 30 is a great way to learn more about yourself and try new things with the scrap supplies you already have!

I have shared a few of my favorites going on right now - let us know which ones you have joined and we can share the experience together!

Planner Ladies!

Camp Reset is a FREE 30 Day camp! You will get a lesson in your inbox and there are optional materials to purchase!  What could be better - really??? Scrapbooking, planner-ing (is that a word?), and more all from the comfort of your house!

Lawn Fawn Fans!

Did you know that Lawn Fawn has a challenge for their fans?  All you have to do is upload your own project to their blog - how easy is that!  Plus, each challenge, one randomly selected project gets $25 to spend at their shop!  I am challenging our City Chicks to create a project for us to share with Lawn Fawn!

Scrapbookers!


Shimelle is currently running a scrap in 30 days challenge over on her Instagram!  Chime in with a picture on the days you are ready to participate - super easy!

I know there are a ton more opportunities and ways to expand your craft horizons!  Let us know how you are learning in the comments and tag those works (and works-in-progress) on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Now go get crafty - with others!
Lesley

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hand Lettering Classes Coming Soon!

Hello Scrappers!

Have you caught a peek at a new trend that is blowing across Pinterest, Instagram, and Etsy?  Hand lettering is modern calligraphy and so adorable!  I am so excited to share that I will be at the store on Saturday, July 8, from 1-3 teaching a beginning hand lettering course!

I am a huge fan of hand lettering and love to share the tricks and tips of the trade to anyone who wants to give it a try!  It really is something that anyone can do and it doesn't matter what your handwriting looks like - I PROMISE! 

We will learn the vocabulary, the way to use the pens, and the basic brush alphabet, as well as techniques to turn your work from "oh" to "AHHH"!  

The materials list is short and the class is full of information designed just for a beginning letter-er!  I promise that you will learn some new things and have a great time - along with a new skill to practice when you get home!

I would love to have you all join in!  More information about the class and sign ups can be found here.  If you have any questions, plunk them down in the comments and I will answer them too!

I can't wait to see you all get crafty with me!
Lesley



Monday, June 19, 2017

NEW PRODUCT ALERT! Doodlebug Zoo!

Doodlebug has once again released a precious and adorable line perfect for summer adventures and kids that are young and old!  There are a ton of embellishments and super cute extras for this line and they are all at the store.

Before we even get to the precious layouts, check out these Doodlepops used as cake toppers!  Anyone planning a birthday party?  I can't think of anything cuter!

Once again, I have pulled some wonderful inspiration off the Doodlebug blog and their design team!  They have incredible examples of this line used for planners, mini-albums, scrapbook layouts, cards, and home decor!

Check out this mini-album that used this line!


I love the page flaps and bold prints!  This is the perfect way to document all those trips to the zoo and splash pad this summer.

This is a little layout from a planner/travel journal.  What a sweet way to document a quick trip!

I love these cards that feature the animals of the zoo!  I know I call my little one a monkey all the time and he would LOVE this giraffe card!  Did you check the heart shaped punctuation?  Squeee!  


How about some layouts!  This is always my favorite part of the design team projects.  I love seeing how they use the materials for zoo and non-zoo trips!



I also stumbled on these sweet frames perfect for a new baby's room!  These are absolutely precious and perfect for a bedroom!

These are some of the adorable embellies that come with the line and there are customized SVG cut files that go with this line which can be found here!

We can't wait to see what you have in store for this line!  As always, please share your work with us in the comments below, tagging us on Facebook or Instagram!  

Don't forget to hustle down to the store to use your 25% off any time coupon AND sign up for the new superhero retreat!  
Remember that you can save $15 by paying in full before the end of the month.

Now go get crafty!
Lesley