Thursday, November 30, 2017

December's Classes!

Can you guys believe it is already December?!?  I feel like this year has totally flown by and I am both super excited and not ready for the holiday season.  With a little kid at home who really "gets it" this year, we have been really excited to do all the holiday tasks like decorating and baking!  In the midst of all the crazy, I have been trying to document our holiday season for my December Daily/Document December album and keep up some kind of crafting for sanity!  If you need a trip out of the house to keep your cool, check out this awesome events going on at the store this month!

December 1, 2017 
Join Amanda Hillard for an adorable December Daily class featuring Bella Blvd's Santa Stop Here kit!  You will finish the entire album in 3 hours (amazing!) and be ready to print your pictures and glue them in!  The album is precious and I love all the extra special touches she added.  This class is from 6-9pm on Friday night and costs $35 (a great price when you consider what I spent making my own from scratch.... and had to enlist help from Amanda to get it done :) )Click the link to register here!

December 2, 2017
It is the most wonderful day of the month!  CROP DAY!  I am sure we will be watching holiday movies and getting our craft on!  Bring your album, your Christmas cards, or that holiday gift you still need to finish and spend some time with friends being creative!  Currently, there is ONE seat left!  If it fills up, you can put your name on the waiting list or go ahead and sign up for January!

December 4, 2017

Join Sara as she teaches another Kiwi Lane class, Merry and Bright!  You will create a two-page layout and use some of our favorites templates!  The class costs $13 and registration can be found right here!

December 12, 2017


I am so excited to be headed back to teach another Bible Journaling class!  We will be using Gelatos to create our own stained glass on a page and using reverse highlighting!  I can't wait to give these a whirl with you all!  Class registration can be found right here.  The class fee is $15 and all you need is a journaling bible.Stained Glass and Reverse highlighting Bible Journaling

December 13-14, 2017



Margaret has some adorable new wood crafts ready for your mantle!  This is the last call for Santa Claus and she will also have the ornament barrel and a snowman too!  Register for the ones you want to make.  She will have class at 6pm on December 13th and noon on December 14th.  Click here to the calendar and then your classes to find the one that works the best for you!  The ornaments class is $14 and the snowman and Santa are $15 each.



Inky Chicks - MOVED TO DECEMBER 30!

Margaret is back with another new technique for the Inky Chicks!  This month, we are featuring Tim Holtz's Distress Crayons.  Come learn from Margaret the master and spend a little time in open studio playing around with other crafters!  Plus, after 5 trips to Inky Chicks, we have a free gift :)  You can register for Inky Chicks right here!

December 16, 2017
Merry Christmas Shadow Box

You might want to make a day of it and stay for the Christmas shadow box class!  We will make these adorable inserts for the shadow box that can be easily changed from season to season.  You can register for the shadow box class here.  Class is at 10 am 2pm and costs $22.

December 19, 2017

I am so excited for Scrap Club this month!  This Mad for Plaid line by Photoplay is one of my favorite Christmas lines!  The bright colors and cool prints make it perfect and versatile for everyone's holiday.  As always, the class is $32 and is offered at 12pm and 6pm.  Click the link here to register for scrap club!  


December 30, 2017 
Mark your calendar for the last great sale of the year!  This will be our VIC Day and we can't wait to have you join us!  Make sure you get to a blue card by the end of the year so you can get all the perks!


Plus, this is the last coupon of the 2017 coupon book!  Don't forget to redeem yours for Buy 10, Get 10 cardstock!  Perfect for all those Christmas cards, tags, and holiday paper crafts!!!

Are you calendars marked?  I can't wait to see you all soon!
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Meet Donna!

I wanted to introduce you to another one of our wonderful Design Team member!  Everyone holler hello to Donna Hood! 

Donna has been a longtime scrapper and shopper and we are so excited to have her here with us on the Design Team!  Donna has shared some her favorite goodies with us!

Favorite Adhesive: Art Glitter  Glue
Favorite Scrap Snack: Coffee and chocolate
Favorite Event to Scrap: Camping
Go to Product/Embellishment: Enamel Dots

You can always find Donna at our monthly scrap club!  Be sure to say hi and check out some of her amazing layouts in the store!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Post Thanksgiving Struggles

Y'all... I don't know about anyone else, but I have been on the struggle bus today!  I didn't get my post up yesterday and I am on the struggle bus.  I am in full swing trying to get my shopping done, cards written, and laundry folded! 

But, I am so excited to welcome in all the things that come with December - including the crop this weekend(!) - and the beginning of planning for  the 2018 year!  And that means that the brand new coupon book is out and ready for you!  This is the best deal of the year and pays for itself in just 2 months! 


January's coupon is for $5 off a purchase - this is a great way to make those Christmas gift cards go even further!  They are perfect for stocking stuffers or the accessory to a gift card! 


A sneak peek of a few other months!  Each month is a great value and is perfect for scrappers, mixed media ladies, and card makers!


Also, a friendly reminder that this is the last week to get a free pack of page protectors with an album purchase - just part of the 2017 coupon book! 

Now, go get crafty (and organized for this crazy time of year!)
Lesley

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wish List

Can you believe that the Christmas season is officially here?  Shopping is in full swing and I am already feeling the pressure.  I don't know about the rest of you, but often times, I would love some scrapbook goodies in my stocking or under the tree!  I have a few relatives who do not like giving gift cards and prefer to pick out something special, so I have the perfect solution!

Check out the Scrappin' In the City wishlist!  Print this list and take it with you to the store... create you list and leave it where the elves can find it!  It makes it easy for those who are looking for something just for you (and need a little guidance)!

You can download it right here!  Don't forget to drop in to shop our sales and specials this weekend!  We can't wait to see you and thank you so much for supporting small businesses!

Now, go get crafty (and eat some leftovers)!
Lesley

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us City Chicks,

We wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very wonderful Thanksgiving!  I hope your day is fantastic and full of wonderful memories!

In case you need a little family activity, check out this amazing coloring sheet that you can print to keep all the adults children in your life busy today!  Nothing says relaxing like family coloring time! 

We can't wait to see you tomorrow for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales!
Happy Turkey Day!

The City Chicks

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

December Daily from Simple Stories

Has anyone started their December Daily yet?  I *think* mine is prepped and ready to go for the Christmas season!  A note of caution, this is my first year doing one, so take all I say with a grain of salt.  I premade my pages and have space to add in all my holiday pictures and goodies!  I will report back with how it is going, once December arrives!

I saw these beautiful kits in the store and they caught my eye!  Simple Stories always has an amazing December Daily kit and this year they may have out done themselves!

I love all the buffalo plaid and the adorable numbers!  Squee!  There are some still in the store if this piques your curiosity.  If this whole process seems really overwhelming (the reason it took me so many years to do one), then we have the class for you!  Sign up and join Amanda Hillard on December 1 to make one!  You can register right here - it is $35 and you will walk out the door with one completed!  Woot!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

PS-Don't forget to make plans to see us on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!  Great deals are to be announced!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Last Minute Thanksgiving Cards!

The countdown is on and we are so close to the big Turkey Day!  I am packing our suitcases for a weekend of travel and trying to decide what pens I can stick in my bag!  (Does someone else insist on taking art supplies on every vacation.... because you just never know???)  Anyways, if you need a cute Thanksgiving card to whip up quickly or perhaps you are bringing a project for kids to work on, check out his adorable card from our friends at Photoplay! 


It features their fall line Autumn Orchard!  I love that it is a versatile card and could totally be done with little hands too!  If you need directions, they are right here and this is the link to the cut file!  We have a little more of this paper line in store - so drop by to get it! 

We would love to see any Thanksgiving crafts you are up to!  Share them on Facebook and Instagram and don't forget to tag us! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, November 20, 2017

Meet Barbara!

Here at Scrappin' In the City, we are sooo thankful for our wonderful Design Team Chicks!  They work so hard to bring us new inspiration and are always creating something just for the store.  I am always amazed at the goodies that they bring us and can't wait to see more!  I wanted to share a little bit more about Design Team member Barbara McCollam!

Here are a few of the must knows about Barbara!

Favorite Adhesive: Scotch ATG

Favorite Holiday to Scrap: Pumpkin Patch in the Fall and Christmas (this really is the most wonderful time of the year for you :) )

Must have Scrap snack - Chocolate!

Go to Embellishment - Love the Nuvo Drops and Bling

Favorite product/company - Authentique Paper

Come drop by and check out some of Barbara's amazing work!  Plus, these super cute Thanksgiving cards!

Thank you Barbara for your hard work!  We are so thankful for you!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Very Tim Holtz Christmas!

Gina has been hard at work with the latest release of Tim Holtz goodies!  She created this amazing Christmas display and I am super thrilled to share it with you!  It is currently on display in the store and words don't do it justice, so make sure you stop by and take a gander when you are here!

The base of the kit is the Tim Holtz Vignette boxes and vignette box tops.  She took the other goodies and embellished the heck out of these boxes!  She use the paper from Tim Holtz Christmas paper pad for the backing papers as well as the box tops. 







All these little details are just perfect and make an incredible completed holiday scene! 

Gina snapped a picture of all the products she used - I have added links to shop online for each of them!

The Christmas lights are a mini light set from Target.  I am just so impressed with this incredible work of art!  Stop by and see it in real life at the store and let it inspire your Christmas wonderland!  

Leave your kudos to Gina in the comments or on our Facebook page!  

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Document December Class!

I am soooo excited to be able to share this class with you all!  City Chicks Amanda H has been hard at work developing this super class just for you all!  Using this adorable Bella Blvd Santa Stop Here kit, she has transformed this into a perfect way to document your December!  It is versatile enough to use it as a December Daily or a traditional Christmas album.






The class is scheduled for December 1 from 6-8:30.  If you ask me, this is the perfect way to spend a Friday night!  You can register for the class right here or call the store.  There are only SIX spots to make sure you hustle to get in!  The class cost is $35 - a $7 savings from buying just the kit.  You will need your basic tool kit, plus a red and green dauber

I can't wait to see everyone's finished album!
Now, go get crafty - and sign up!
Lesley

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New Pen Alert!

I had such a great time at Bible Journaling last night!  A huge thanks to the ladies that joined me and I can't wait for next month!  While we were at the store last night, I stumbled across these new pens from Creative Devotion and thought we should give them a whirl! 



I took them out to try journaling and a little bit of coloring in my bible and I was shocked!  They are a felt tip, water soluble pen that has incredibly fine lines and bright colors.  I loved writing and journaling with them!

When I wrote, I had very little bleed through or ghosting on my page.  Coloring gave me more, so I would just recommend journaling if you don't like the way marker shows through on the page. 


At the end of the evening, most of the ladies ended up taking a pack home!  They are a great value at $10.79 for 9 pens. 

Drop by the store and check them out - plus see all the other Creative Devotions products new to the store! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Inspiration

I am feeling caught in the weird space between Halloween and Christmas.  I feel like it is too early to take out my jingle bells, but since we aren't hosting Thanksgiving, I don't really have anything to do to get ready to celebrate.  So, I went to Pinterest (obviously) and found all these cute Thanksgiving layouts!  I can't take credit for any of these and have linked their sources back... they were just some of my favorites!





Which one of these inspires you?  Be sure to drop by the store to pick up your favorite fall lines!  

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Card Conundrum!

We had so much fun last weekend with Dyan Reaveley!  It is always a treat to learn from a master in her craft and see her work!  I have loved seeing all the pictures on Instagram and Facebook - if you have some awesome images, we would love to see them!  Don't forget to tag us!

Sunday evening, I sat down and it hit me that Christmas is just a month and a half away (!!) and I can't believe it!  Every year, I feel like I am already behind before the holiday season gets started and making my Christmas card decision puts me on the right track.  Every year, I flip back and forth deciding whether to create a home made card to send to our family and friends or whether to use a photo card.  Or, do half and half.... so many choices!  

I am curious - how many of you create your own holiday cards?  To the left of this post, we have a poll and can't wait to see what you are doing!  If you are making your cards, we have a TON of new holiday stamps and dies in the store to create your own beautiful cards.  Plus, as always, our design team has lots of goodies in the store for you to use for inspiration!  Don't be shy in the store - snap a picture or check them out on Pinterest!  Plus, we have lots of paper lines in stock, which are great for background papers, dies, and using all those little ephemera pieces!

We can't wait to see all these beautiful cards - share them on Instagram or Facebook (now, or after you mail them!) and don't forget to tag us!  

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley


Friday, November 10, 2017

Scrap Sketch Friday (and a challenge)!

I am feeling the need to flex my scrapbook muscles!  I haven't scrapbooked in a while - I missed the October crop and the November crop was cancelled because of our fabulous guest instructors - and I am just itching to get into some paper and embellies! 

I like to scrap-lift or scrap-inspire a lot of my layouts.  It helps my brain get started on a creative path, especially if I am not feeling particularly motivated by my pictures.  I have to scrapbook chronologically (any one else???) and sometimes, I just need a little something to get me going!  I hopped on Pinterest and am LOVING this sketch!  It is simple enough to let my paper and pictures really shine, but is different from what I have used in the past.  I wanted to share it with you all and see what you created with it!

The sketch is originally from Shimelle.  If you don't know, she does a live Facebook Friday where she scrapbooks a page on Facebook live and talks about her process and products and all kinds of good things!  Kudos to her for being able to talk and do that at one time! 

Anyways, I loved this layout and would love to see what you create with it!  If you scrap lift it, snap a picture and tag us on Instagram or Facebook!  In a few weeks, I will feature some on the blog!

We hope you will be joining us for class this weekend with Dyan.  There are still a few seats available on Sunday morning and afternoon! We would love to have you!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley