Thursday, August 31, 2017

September's Events!

Can you believe it is already September?  I can't... I feel like this year is just flying by! As always, here is a round up of all things Scrappin' in September :)

September 2, 2017
Our first weekend event is always our wonderful weekend Croppin' with the City Chicks!  Come get a little me-time and work on your projects-in-progress!  
If you haven't signed up yet, you can call the store or sign up online here!  

September 3, 2017
Another hand-lettering class is coming your way!  We are having an intermediate hand-lettering class that focuses on flourishing and composition.  During class, we will work on creating some cute cards that practice adding flourishes!

Want to sign up?  We have a few more spots right here!

September 9, 2017
Margaret is hosting another make and take for FREE at the store from 10am-2pm!  She always shares the cutest techniques and products to make something delightful!  And, when you finish 5 Make N Takes, you get $10 off your purchase for anything at the store! 

September 15-16, 2017
It is Yard Sale time!  Come shop the best deals and consign your old favorites to earn cash for new projects!  

 You have to sign up in store to sign your contract!  But you can get more information right here and here and here

September 22-23, 2017
We are so excited to be a vendor again at Oak Ridge Memory Magic!  You  can come and shop or come and crop!  We will have lots of shopping, as well as make and takes and demonstrations at our booth!  We would love to see you!  
You can't register for this event in store, but follow this link to register directly with Oak Ridge Parks and Rec!  

September 23, 2017
We are having another delightful installment of our Inky Chicks!  For the month of September, we are focusing on using the new Tim Holtz Microglaze.  Margaret will teach a few techniques and share widsom and then you are welcome to hang out and have some studio time.  For more information and to register, click here!

September 25, 2017
Judy is back for more Knitting and Crocheting!  She can teach anyone with any skill level to become a super skilled fiber artist!  This kicks off a six week class, on Monday evenings, to go from knitting zero to a knitting hero!  

September 26, 2017
Hold your horses!  This month's Scrap Club features Amy Tangerine's latest line.... Hustle and Heart!  As always, we have two classes, a noon and 6pm class!  I love the bright colors of the line and it will be the perfect addition to your album!  You can register right here!

September 30, 2017
It is another VIC Shopping Day!  Be sure to get all your trips in to have a turquoise card!  More information about who is eligible will come closer to the shopping date!

Also, on September 30, we will host another Plannerds get together!  Bring your planner and journal away! Gina will also have a $5 craft that starts about 1:15 and take about 30 minutes!  Feel free to stay longer to get lots of crafty time in!  The event is free, but we ask you to register so we can plan for space! Click here to register!

We can't wait to see you here at the store getting crafty with us!
Lesley




Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Weekly Challenge

Hi Ladies!

Are you ready for another weekly scrap challenge?  We have been busy retreating and lettering lately and I am ready for a fresh new challenge!  In the next few weeks, we are hosting our Fall Yard Sale from September 15-16th!  I am a huge fan of the yard sale.  (Here is a link to our previous post about all things yard sale!)

If you have never yard sale-d before, here are the perks and benefits:
-Get rid of the scrap stash you don't use anymore without work or advertising!
-Get store credit for what you sell to buy ANYTHING you want in the store!
-Clear out your craft room/scrap stash/bag of treats
-Consignors get to shop early at the pre-sale to shop other's goodies for a HUGE discount (September 14)!

Pretty much the greatest thing for your stash - especially with all the new stuff headed in (Lawn Fawn just shipped this week AND we just got two new Graphic 45 lines in store now)!

So our challenge this week is to... show us your stash!  What is the thing you have the *most* of?  What is your yard sale pile looking like?  What do you have a lot of and still keep buying?  Favorite thing?  We want you to share a peek into your stash!

My guilty pleasure is ... wood veneers!  I really just love them and can't seem to have enough of them!
This is my shoebox-sized container that is full of them... no shame!  Stars, trees, bicycles, letters, arrows.... really, I think I have them all!

They are all organized by little zippy bag and perfect for rooting through to find the just right accent piece for any page or card!

So, share with us in the comments, or on social media with the hashtag #citychicksscrapchallenge on Facebook or instagram!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mini Album, Major Envy

If you haven't been in the store in the last bit, you may have missed this AMAZING mini-album made by Tandara!  I am going to take a minute to brag... she is the QUEEN of a mini-album and they are incredible works of art!  Everytime she shares one with us, I get so jealous!  I want to be a fly on the craft room wall to see how she pulls these together!

This one features the new zoo line from Doodlebug, which you can find right here!  You can swing by the store today and pick up some more pieces!

I just snagged a few pictures of the mini-album, but it has a ton of pages and uses all the paper lines in such a smart way!  I am always a fan of albums that really leave space for pictures and journaling and this album really does that!  Paper is cute, but I love to have space to share my special memories!



I feel like the only thing to say is "I can't even!"  This whole album is adorable and every page makes me squeal from the cute!  Kudos Tandara for hitting it out to the park once again!  If you have major mini-album envy, you can check out more of Tandara's work on her Pinterest page.  It features more mini-albums and other projects!

Don't forget to share what you create with us by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, August 28, 2017

Diamond Retreat Wrap Up!

We wanted to take a few minutes to reflect and wrap up on our wonderful weekend event!  And then we are all headed to take a nap!

All of us Chicks had a blast this weekend at the retreat and loved seeing you all enjoy yourselves too.  It is certainly an honor to run a creative business, like Scrappin' In the City, and we are only here because of you guys!  You enthusiasm for scrapbooking, and our store, makes every day here a little bit more wonderful!

📸: Tonya Beason

We certainly appreciate our wonderful customers and were thrilled to have more than 100 (!!!!) join us this weekend!  You all are truly wonderful!

And like everything, we couldn't get it done without the wonderful work behind the scenes from our City Chicks - from planning and set up to teaching classes and working the store - you are the most incredible group of ladies - a huge thanks to Gina, Margaret, Amanda H, Amanda J, Tonya, Carla, Jonna, Kim, and Christy!

Don't forget to share your pictures with us using the hashtag #citychicksdiamondcrop so that we can see them and remember the amazing weekend too!

Now, go get crafty (and take a small nap)!
Lesley

Friday, August 25, 2017

New Products from Dyan!

Did you miss the big announcement on Wednesday?  Dyan Reaveley has released a brand new batch of goodies AND they have all been ordered for the store!  We are so excited to continue to have all of her new favorites and to be able to share them with you!

In case you missed the video release, you can find it here.

And, now to what you have all been waiting for - the new product!

Who is excited about the ink sprays?  I love the bright colors!

And, of course, paints to match them!

Next, up, we have some new journaling tools -
These are border stamps and stencils.  I love the bricks, but am thinking that vine would look AMAZING in my Bible Journaling!

She also has released a few new journaling blocks too!

And last, but certainly not least, these super cute stamps that have a great Dyan flair to them!

All of these goodies are headed to the store (they have already been ordered)!  If you want to have yours waiting for you - go ahead and call today to pre-order!  When the shipment arrives, your stamps and accessories will be pulled and you will get a phone call before the rest hits the floor.  It is the best way to guarantee you get your favorites on the first order!  

Tell us in the comments below what you are most excited about!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Turn the Page and a Free Planner Printable

We are loving the new Paige Evans line, Turn the Page from Pink Paislee!  The whimsical nature and the adorable lettering - I am a huge fan!  Plus, some of her embellishments are particularly different and innovative!

Love those bright colors in the papers!

Veneers!

Puffy Thickers and Embellies

Stickers

Embellished paperclips

Love these mini-pages - no cutting necessary!

This line is great and one of my favorite things is its flexibility!  These tiny page scraps and embellies are perfect for planners and cards... you don't even have to trim them up.  

To celebrate this awesome line, we have an adorable book printable just for you and your planner!  It prints to a full page of paper, but cut it on the black line and it is a 6x8 page, perfect for your planner!  Just jot your "to-read" list on the empty books and color them when you finish!  It is perfect for taking with you to the library and keeping your reading on track.

You can download the printable right here!  Print it out and take it with you...

Now, go get crafty (and reading)!
Lesley


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hand Lettering Weekly Challenge

Have you been practicing?  I have seen so many works in progress with lettering - I love it!  I wanted to share a few that have been shared with our #citychicksscrapchallenge!

It makes my heart so happy to see all the pens moving and creating amazing works!
Karen shared this piece on our Facebook page!  I love the clear heavy and light downstrokes and upstrokes!  Keep up the work Karen!

City Chick Amanda has been hard at work and shared this piece on her Instagram!

Keep up the amazing work and continue sharing your goodness with #citychicksscrapchallenge!  

This week's challenge is to share your retreat pics!  We want to see your photo booth pictures, layouts, and general awesomeness!  You can share your pictures on social media with the hashtag #citychicksscrapchallenge or #citychicksdiamondretreat!  

We can't wait to see you this weekend and share some fantastic memories!
Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week

This past week has been another AMAZING week of Lawn Fawn inspiration over at their blog.  Their design team has shared a ton of new projects using the latest release of products.  All the designs are fall-thanksgiving-winter-Christmas themed and it has got me chomping at the bit to get started on my Christmas cards!

So, the Lawn Fawn team has shared so many projects... I am going to start with shadowboxes!  These would be adorable to present a gift card in!







Or a little gift tag!  I love this candy tag... it would be perfect for mailing a little happy mail to your favorite college student!



They had a few layouts that I am in LOVE with! Extra heart eyes over here for mixed prints and patterns!



A gift card holder and a few gift boxes...



And...as always, a handful of amazing cards!











Oh Lawn Fawn! You never disappoint with your new products or design inspiration.  If you are loving this as much as we are, make sure you mark your calendar to take a few classes with Lawn Fawn here at the City!  We are having a Wickedly Spooky Fall and Halloween cards and Wicked Fun Holiday Cards classes on the weekend of October 6-7.  You can call to register or do so online at our classes tab!