Friday, September 29, 2017

October Events!

This year is flying by!  I can't believe all the crazy things that are going on in the next month... and them some!

Every week, we have several events going on, so make sure you check your calendar and get signed up for all these awesome things!


October 2, 2017
Knitting is back!  We are so excited to have Judy back to teach knitting and crocheting back.  This is a six-week class for all levels of yarn lovers.  Sign up can be found right here!

October 3, 2017

We have our Scrap Club make up class this week!  This Scrap Club features the new Amy Tangerine line, Hustle and Heart.  There are a handful of spots left in the afternoon class if you want to jump in and join us!  Register online right here!

October 4, 2017

I love this Halloween shadow box!  Sara is teaching this class at noon and 6pm to create this adorable Halloween shadow box, perfect for your spooky display space!  This is a great class to learn all the tips and tricks for making your wood creations picture perfect! Register here!

October 6-7, 2017


The much anticipated, highly requested, Lawn Fawn classes are here!  Just a week away to make some amazing cards with our favorite stamp and die people!  Each class is will make 5 cards - this is just a sneak peek and learn a ton of new techniques!  We can't wait to have Jenn here and there are still openings in all FOUR classes!  Sign up for both classes and receive a $10 discount.  Plus, if you sign up, all Lawn Fawn product is 15% off!  The Winter Card class registration is here and the Fall card class is here!
Also, Lawn Fawn has graciously provided a FREE make and take for all store customers on Saturday to celebrate World Cardmaking Day!  Drop by during the day and create this sweet little Halloween card!

October 10, 2017
We are so excited to bring back Bible Journaling!  Bring your bible, we recommend a journaling bible, and your enthusiasm.  For this first class, we will be using napkins to embellish pages.  Plus, we will make some fancy paper clips, just for fun!  The class cost is $15 and covers materials.  Registration can be found here!

October 12, 2017

Get your turkey on!  City Chick Margaret is teaching another home decor piece to accompany the HOME set from Foundations.  In class, we will make the turkey.  The other letters can be reserved and purchased separately.  Registration for this sweet little butterball is right here

October 14, 2017

Our monthly crop day!  We moved this back a week because of the Lawn Fawn classes.  For a whole day, leave the responsibilities behind and come get your scrap on!  Work on your projects, eat some candy, and watch a little Netflix with us.  It is the perfect day to unwind, so go ahead and register right here!

Also, we have our FREE monthly Make N Take with the amazing City Chick Margaret!  We will be working downstairs and allow a bit of time for check in and project completion.  Sometimes, there is a bit of a line!  And, when you complete five Make and Takes, you get free money for your own projects in store.  No registration, just swing by!  (And, just FYI, no Make and Take in November because Dyan Reaveley will be here)!

October 16, 2017

A Kiwi Lane class!  Join us to make this two-page spread using the limited release Kiwi Lane just in time for Halloween!  It is a huge bargain at $13!  Register for class right here!

October 17, 2017

City Chick Margaret is leading another stunning Penny Black card class!  This month, we will focus on making some beautiful Christmas cards, plus learn some new techniques.  Margaret is an incredible fountain of information and she teaches a ton of tips and tricks in each class!  Register for your first few Christmas cards right here!

October 18, 2017

Let's make some super cute fall decor!  Join us as we make candy corn and apples using a barrel and Foundations wood crafts!  Registration for the candy corn and the apple are separate, but you can definitely do both!  These are great versatile pieces you can display anywhere!  Register for candy corn and apples here!
October 21, 2017
Inky Chicks is back!  Margaret is teaching this month's class is all about Texture Paste.  We will learn a little bit of technique and then there will be open studio time.  Register right here for your spot!


For this weekend, we also will be at the Smoky Mountain Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Convention.  You can purchase tickets in advance right here or in the store and save $2 on tickets.  Come visit us on Saturday or Sunday in Sevierville at the Convention Center located at 202 Gists Creek Road.

October 22, 2017
So many of you have been begging to take a class to learn our Design Team member Tandara's tips and tricks to make magnificent mini-album... and here is your chance!  This class will teach you tips, tricks, and pockets and tons more.  It is recommended for Intermediate learners.  Jonna will teach you everything you need to know.  There are a TON of pictures at this link (along with registration)!

October 24, 2017

Another Scrap Club with the super cute Pebbles Midnight Haunting line!  I love Halloween paper (like really love Halloween paper), but this will be absolutely precious and adorable!  You can join us at noon or 6pm to make precious layouts!  Registration can be found right here!

October 25, 2017

Loving this Autumn Time shadow box!  Join Sara to make this adorable home decor piece to display in your home.  I love the little owl and the sweet sunflowers - it has all the perfect touches for a season long decoration!  Registration for this class is open right here!

October 26-29, 2017

Grab your suitcase and all your scrap stuff and join us for a wonderful weekend away in the Smoky Mountains!  We will be cropping in a mountain cabin and having an incredible time.  There are a few spots left, so register for your spot right here!  It is an amazing weekend away with no cares, lots of ladies, and a ton of laughs.  Never been on a weekend away?  Treat yourself and enjoy a little time away!

October 28, 2017

The Plannerds are back again!  Join us for a free open workshop time plus an optional craft (with a $5 fee)!  We are so excited to have a chance for all the planner friends of Knoxville to get together and get their craft on!  More details about the craft will be announced soon - Gina is cooking up something awesome!

October 29, 2017


Lettering is back!  Get your pens out and join Lesley for a beginner class AND a brand new intermediate bounce and serif class.  The beginner class will learn all the basics of how to hold your pen to learning to write an alphabet.  Beginner registration is open and right here!


We also have a brand new class!  Bounce and serif will teach you two brand new styles to letter with - a whimsical bounce and a serious serif.  It is recommended that you have already taken the beginner class, or have some pen experience!  Plus, we will make a small home decor project in addition to learning and practicing the styles!  Registration is right here!

Did you make it to the end?  We have a ton of classes coming this month and are so excited to have you try something new or perfect your craft!  You can register for any of these classes online OR by swinging by the store!  Leave a comment below telling us which class you are most excited to take!  

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Planner Lists

I have always been a list maker... I think it is a trait I got from my mom (thanks ma! 😊).  Growing up, she lived by the "to-do" list and I remember very few things made me happier than getting to be the one who crossed things off.  And, when we did things that weren't on the list, we wrote them down to cross them off!  What a sense of accomplishment and organization!  I think it really is the small things in life that make us happy.

Anyways, I still live and breath by my to-do lists, but I really just love lists in general.  It is a concise way to organize my thoughts and see a visual reminder of my progress and thoughts.  One of my favorite things about the planner and bullet journal craze (and a little bit from when Project Life was really big) is the idea of making lists to remember yourself in this moment.  Sometimes, we don't need a whole dissertation to remember this particular moment in life... just a little list.

So, I found this list prompt list I wanted to share with you!

So, I challenge you to make your list and share it!  You can link it to our blog or share it on Facebook or Instagram with the tag #citychicksscrapchallenge!  Make sure you tag us so it pops up on our page!

And, just for good measure, check out this Fall Bucket list I got from Natural Beach Living!


So, go enjoy a good list, take a little time for yourself, and go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Free Make and Take with Lawn Fawn!

I am so excited!  Jenn Shurkus, our amazing guest instructor from Lawn Fawn, will be here in just a week and a half!  In addition to teaching TWO amazing card classes, Lawn Fawn will be helping us celebrate World Cardmaking Day by providing a FREE make n' take to ANY customer who comes in the store.  It doesn't matter whether or not you take the classes, you can join us for this adorable card!

It features some of their new paper line and fall stamp sets from the latest release!  And let's be real, who doesn't love a little bit of candy corn - until they feel sick.... 

So, just to go over the details:
Free card make and take for EVERYONE!
Two classes on Friday and two on Saturday (class one and class two)!
Take both classes and save $10! 
You have the potential to make 11 cards in a day - along with learning some super cute techniques to take your cards from aww to awwwwesome!  Plus, with the make and take, your cost per card for 11 cards is about $7.25, which is really great for card classes.
And, if you take the classes, you get a 15% discount on all things Lawn Fawn!

So, who is taking the class?  We can't wait to get crafty with you!
Lesley

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

VIC Day!

Did you guys know that this weekend is another VIC Shopping Day?!?  We are so excited to have all our favorite people coming in to get some amazing new products that have just landed in the store!


Our VIC's are people who have come in to the store and shopped until their card turned blue (about six visits)!  You should be getting an email this week to confirm your status (or if you need just one more visit)!

We can't wait to see you this weekend - there are lots of new goodies for you shop, including some new Dyan Reavely and Photoplay.  Also, we have the adhesive formerly known as Bazzill Marathon adhesive.  It has been re-released under the Sticky Thumb name!

Plus, this is the last week to use your Super Saver Coupon for September!  It is five yards of ribbon for FREE with a $10 purchase.  Woohoo!  This is a good time to grab some ribbon to start those Christmas cards, gift tags, and more ;)

Now, make plans to come in and get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, September 25, 2017

Halloween Home Decor!

Need a super cute project for your Halloween mantle?  Margaret is hosting a series focusing on Foundations wood home decor!  This collection focuses on the "HOME" word and each month, you will create a new "O"!

For October, we will be making this super cute witches hat!  In class, you will create the hat "O," complete with the paper, wire, and dangling spider!


In November, we will be creating a little turkey with some fabulous feathers!


In December, we will be making a sweet Santa!  I love those holly leaves on Santa's hat.

Each class costs $15 and covers the featured "O" and its accessories!  If you would like to reserve a set of the HOME letters, we can have them waiting for you at class time!

Margaret is offering these classes at both noon and 6pm!  The first class is September 28th.  Each of the classes are linked here so you can register for them!

We can't wait to have you join us for this super cute class series!
Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lawn Fawn Will Be Here in TWO WEEKS!

Guys!  This is not a drill!  In just two weeks, Lawn Fawn will be here, at Scrappin' In the City to teach card making classes!  I can't believe that we are getting so close to the big day!

And just a run down of what is happening:
-Jenn Shurkus of Lawn Fawn is our instructor
-Each class makes 5 cards (these are just a sneak peek)
-Each card uses a special "technique" to make them even cuter!
-Learn to use the shadow box, magic slider, and more!
-Classes are $45 each, or save $10 and sign up for both!


PLUS, I want to tell you about the other AMAZING things going on in store that day, courtesy of World Card Making Day!  If you take the class, you have a student-only discount of 15% OFF ALL LAWN FAWN (insert happy dance here!).  And, Sara has re-ordered all of the new release items, so anything you have a hankering for will be there.

And, in addition to teaching amazing classes, Lawn Fawn will be providing a make and take FOR EVERYONE at the store - not just class attendees!  So, feel free to stop by and make a card to celebrate World Card Making Day!  It may just be the best day of the year...More information about the classes can be found right here and right here!  We still have spots open in all the classes.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Lettering Classes

The classes are continuing this week!  We are so excited to have more hand lettering scheduled for the month of October!

We are offering another beginner lettering class and a brand new Bounce and Serif Font class!

The beginner class is great for anyone who is interested in getting started with lettering.  I will take you through all the types of pens, papers, brush strokes, and straight into the alphabet and words!  You will learn everything you need to get started with hand lettering!  Class information and sign ups can be found right here!


The second class is a Bounce and Serif class that is a great class for anyone who is ready to keep moving in their lettering journey!  It is best if you have already taken the beginners class.  We will learn TWO brand new fonts - a whimsical bounce font (what we see most often in home decor pieces) and a bold printed serif font!  In addition the learning the fonts and lettering tips, we will create a small art piece!  All you need to bring with you are your pens!  Information about registration can be found right here!






Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Bible Journaling Classes!

This has been a week of class announcements and we will keep them coming!  I am so excited to be teaching Bible Journaling/Bible Art classes at Scrappin' In The City!  Not too long ago, we hosted Jann Gray and she showed us some AMAZING techniques to making your bible journaling beautiful!  We want to build on what she has shared and are super excited to be offering a monthly class.  Each month, we will look at a new technique or trick to making your bible a living document of prayer and focused thought!

Each class is designed for all levels - from beginner to advanced.  We will be meeting on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30!

This first month, we will be learning the Napkin technique!  When Sara first mentioned this, I kind of thought she was crazy.  But, after seeing so many examples, I can't wait to share it with you guys!  And if you can use scissors, you can definitely do this!!! Check out these beautiful examples of napkins in Bibles!



More information about the class is found at this link and you can sign up there or call the store!  The class fee is $15 and it covers all materials!  All you need to bring is a journaling bible and a pair of scissors.  I can't wait to see you guys!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vinyl Headquarters!

Did you know that we have totally redone our vinyl selection?  We love a huge heat transfer stash for projects and we are so excited to have all of this new vinyl in the store!  Our City Chick Amanda took this giant stash home and cut, rolled, and sorted it so that it is easier to look through and find exactly what  you need!  

 We have a variety of colors, patterns, and glitters!  Plus, if you want something you can't find in the store, just ask!  We can order a variety of other colors and patterns.
 Those chevrons!!! Who can see a cute Christmas tree shirt with the green and white chevron??? And some red glitter ornaments and stars!

 Any vinyl newbies???  We are planning a new class with City Chick Amanda to teach you all the tricks to making an AMAZING heat vinyl project.  She works wonders with her vinyl (she made my son's birthday shirt this year) and is a great teacher and resource.  

Can't wait until class to learn - call the store to schedule a private lesson!  We also do custom work, so just say the wod and we will create an amazing product just for you!  (Turn around times do vary, especially with the holidays coming up!)

What is going to be your first vinyl project???  Comment below or share it with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Lesley

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dyan Reavely is Coming Back!

Did you miss the big announcement?  With all the hub-bub of the Yard Sale, it may have slipped through the cracks... or you may be saving your Yard Sale money for this class... but without futher ado...

We are so thrilled to be hosting Dyan again!  She will be back in Knoxville the weekend of November 10-12 and teaching a full slate of classes.  There are links and class descriptions below.  Last time Dyan was here, classes sold out in a heartbeat!  Make sure that you call or register online as soon as possible to secure your spot!

On Friday, Dyan is teaching an ALL-DAY Expanding the Page class!  This is a great class for someone who is really familiar with Dyan's techniques and has taken a class with her before.  In this class, you will really work on finishing some projects and a bit less on the techniques!  It is a 9:30am-6pm adventure so be prepared to squish your brain full of Dyan's style and amazing teaching!


These three pictures give me some SERIOUS journal envy!  The class is priced at $140 and you can register right here!

The next day, Dyan is teaching another all-day class on Saturday that is CHOCK-FUL of amazing techniques!  She will be leading you through a class where you create a Painty-Small Folio that is perfect for memory keeping!  How cute is this thing???

Dyan will teach you her best secrets with painting, brayering, ghosting, adding tabs, AND more!  This is a great option for someone who is looking to grow their mixed media skills!  The class on Saturday is from 10am-5:30pm and costs $120.  Registration is open now and can be done online right here!

And on Sunday, Dyan is teaching TWO classes!  She is the energizer bunny of teaching!  Sunday morning, from 9am-1pm, she is teaching Using Imagery with Your Journals and will share all her wisdom on creating and altering pictures you find in a ton of different places in your journal!  I have to say, she is the such a master at this - I can't even imagine all the things you will learn!

The class fee is $70 and registration is open here!

The second Sunday class is all about creating texture in your journal!  She will teach the class, Introducing Tags and Texture to your Journal, and show you all the ways to make your journal more dimension and engaging for the eye!  With a few simple go-to's, the pages will pop and you will LOVE what you are seeing!
This class goes from 2pm-6pm on Sunday and is priced at $70. Registration is available here!

So, who is excited?!?  I want to know in the comments, which class are you most excited about taking?  As of hitting publish this morning, all of these classes are about HALF full, so if you want in, go ahead and sign up as soon as possible!

Now go get crafty!
Lesley