Friday, June 29, 2018

July Events!

Every month when I sit down to write these monthly events out, I think, this month can't possibly be as busy as last month... but then I am wrong.  July is just as jam packed and shoved full of crazy things.  You can always find the calendar on the website right here, but in the mean time, this is the Readers' Digest version!

Just a friendly reminder, we are currently rocking our Semi-Annual Clearance sale!  It opens to the public TODAY and we invite you to come shop a room full of scrapbook sale items.  We have all kinds of crafting supplies at up to 75% off!!!!  Seriously, there are always so many hidden treasures!
And, it isn't quite a July event, but we have a VIC sale on Saturday, June 30th, where your regular price purchases are 25% off!  I just want to remind you this could be the biggest scrapbook saving weekend you have had in a white!!!

Okay, now to the regular events!

Saturday, July 7th

As always, we are kicking the month off with our crop on Saturday, July 7th!  Come join us for fun and chocolate and cropping - you are guaranteed to have a great time!  You can register right here for the crop.  Don't have a buddy to crop with?  Come and meet someone new!  True story... met two of my best Knoxville friends at a crop!

Sunday, July 8th
We are having a very special VIC crop open only to our VIC customers!  It is currently full, but you can get your name on the waitlist by calling the store.  Gina has pulled together and Under The Sea wonderland!  Also, if you aren't a VIC - keep shopping so you can be a part of all these amazing events!

Monday, July 9th

Our knitting and crocheting wizard Judy is back to offer another 6 week series!  Come learn the art of fiber arts!  She works with beginners and intermediate yarn enthusiasts. You can sign up right here for 6 weeks (12 hours!!) of instruction for a bargain price of $65!

Tuesday, July 10th
Missy, our new Bible Journaling instructor, has another wonderful class planned for this month!  She is going to teach you how to dry emboss in your Bible.  Missy's classes are jammed full of technique and faith and you will LOVE them!  This is a class for a brand new bible journaler or an experienced one!  Sign up for class right here!

Thursday, July 12th


Amazing Margaret is back with more adorable wood crafts!  We have a summer banner - which is part of our new banner series - and another addition to your "HOME" series with a cupcake!  These classes are offered at 12pm and 6pm to accomodate crazy schedules.  If you have never done a wood class with Margaret, you should know two things - she is a wizard at these projects and has so many tips and tricks AND anyone can do it!  Sign up for the banner right here and the cupcake right here!   

Saturday, July 14
Join Margaret for a FREE Make and Take!  I don't have a sneak peek yet, but Margaret always picks the cutest projects and the newest toys to play with.  Plus, when you attend 5 Make and Takes, you can earn free craft cash!  Make sure you leave about 20 minutes for the project (and a little time to wait for your turn!)
Sunday, July 15

Missy is back with another amazing new Bible Journaling story teller class!  You will be empowered to find God's love in your story while making an incredible canvas to be a reminder that we are story tellers!  Sign up for this class right here!

**Programming Note - there will be no Inky Chicks this month due to the Scrapbook Expo!!!**

Friday to Sunday, July 20-22

Join us in Duluth, Georgia for the Scrapbook Expo!  There will be shopping, cropping, and tons and tons of classes!  We are so excited to be headed back to the metro-Atlanta area and hope to see you there!  You can grab your early bird tickets at the store now AND get a discount too!  Can't wait to see everyone there!

Saturday, July 21

Not headed to Georgia??? Join us at the store for the Knoxville Plannerds meet up!  It is a group of ladies who love having a little dedicated time to work on making their planners prettier.  The meet up is free and the product swap is LEGENDARY!  Please let us know if you are planning to attend - we want to make sure everyone has a spot so grab your seat right here!

Tuesday, July 24

It's the most magical Tuesday of the month!  Join us to create some page layouts with the adorable new summer line "Good Day Sunshine" from Echo Park.  Scrap Club always sells out fast and we offer a noon and 6pm class.  And, if you can't make it that day, you can always request a kit to go with directions and all the supplies.  Pictures of the layouts are coming soon, so stay tuned!  Register for Scrap Club right here!

Thursday, July 26

I am a huge fan of my December Daily album to document all things Christmas related and this class is the perfect summer counterpart - the Summer Scrap?  Join Sara to create (and complete!!) the perfect 6x8 album to document all your summer adventures - from the pool to the fireworks - this album is adorable!  You can get more pictures of the inside and register for this super cute album right here!

Friday July 27-29

We are so stoked to have Ken Oliver here teaching ALL WEEKEND LONG!  We will have FIVE classes over the course of the weekend.  I have a super detailed post about them right here, but I will just list them below for now!  We can't wait to have Ken (and all his brand new products!!!) at the store.  A friendly reminder we can't hold seats for guest instructors without payment and no discounts can be used. Thanks for understanding!  

July 27:

July 28:

July 29: 

I am already tired and so excited for all the things this month!  Make sure you come by and shop or take a class to have a little time for yourself this summer - it is really easy to let creative time go during the summer with traveling and kids and all the things!  

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

PS - A Kiwi Lane and card class are still coming too!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

VIC Events!

Hey VIC's! 

Are you ready for this super busy weekend?  We are so excited to have THREE VIC events jam-packed into the next few days!

First off, the Semi-Annual Clearance starts tonight!  We have a VIC-exclusive event this evening starting at 6 where you can get first dibs on what is in the clearance section (and it is stuffed full of some amazing things)!!!!  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for some sneak peek pictures today!

The clearance sale opens to everyone else tomorrow at 10am and will run for the next few weeks.  Make sure you come check all the goodies in the sale - I haven't seen what is in the sale this year, but you can usually expect some paper, embellies, a few albums and planners, planner supplies, stamps and dies and a few surprises.  Sara also usually brings in a few products just for the sale so I love to find new stuff in the clearance!

And then, join us again on Saturday for our VIC Sale!  If you are a VIC everything you purchase (that is regular price), is 25% off!  This doesn't apply to our clearance section where prices are already cut up to 75%!  We just restocked a ton of embellishments and essentials and this is a great time to stock up on adhesives, cardstocks, new trimmer blades, and more.  And, if you haven't replaced the blade on your trimmer lately, do it - you don't know how bad it is until you get a new one!

Not sure if you are a VIC?  You can find out by checking your card color at the store (blue), check  your Facebook groups, or call the store and we can help you out! 

Now, go get crafty and come shop with us this weekend!
Lesley

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Summer Releases are Coming!

You guys... it is that magical time where companies start releasing their summer lines... and then their Christmas papers!  I wanted to share on of the ones that caught my eye this year - and I will share a few more over the next few days too!

Amy Tangerine has a new line - Shine On - with American Crafts!  (She also have a new partnership with Avery and has a line of school supplies - swoon!)  This line is so different than her others.  It has darker colors and bold lines in her new papers and embellishments!  I am digging this new look from Amy and think it will be really fun to scrap with!



What do you all think?!?  Drop us a line in the comments or on Facebook? 

Love this cute lines, but need a jumpstart or some inspiration for your own scrapbook?  Come check out our City Maps!  They are two page layout kits created by our City Chicks Amanda H and Kim.  They have all the supplies you need (minus adhesive) to complete a two page layout in just a few minutes!
Check out this cute one!  There are several in the store and more in the works!  I know that there is one for Cool Kid by Crate Paper in the store and a Pandas and Popsicles kit too!

Which lines are you excited to see released?

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Super Cute Custom Tee's!

Today is such an exciting post - and not just because I have a super cute model in my post!  We are so excited to be offering these adorable custom Fourth of July shirts!  It makes me think of a super upgraded version of the Old Navy Flag shirts from back in the day...

We have two styles to choose from this year - "Red, White, and Cute" and "Young, Wild, and Free"!  They are available in youth (S-XL) and adult sizes (S-3X) for $15 and $18 respectively!



I love how the graphic is really large on the shirt and the design is super unique!  We have to give our City Chick Amanda H a huge shout out of the the great designs  and a huger shoutout to her son Finn for the spectacular modeling!  Watch out Hollywood - here he comes!


Ready for a shirt?  We are taking orders over the phone and in the store - and through Facebook message!  Our last day for orders is June 29th and the shirts will be ready for pick up on July 2nd.  Give us a call at 865.247.6879 and grab your super cute shirts for a limited time!

I can't wait to see everyone in their new amazing shirts!
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, June 25, 2018

Free Makes Monday Better!

Happy Monday you guys!

I am definitely on the struggle bus and ready for a little light to the end of the weekend cloud - and I have it for you guys!!!

Simple Stories has shared their July printables already and I think they are adorable!
There are three slightly different sets - for travelers notebook, planner, and for scrapbook!  You can find them at this link right here.  And you can find all the previous month's printables as well! 

In case you are looking for some other good news this Monday, we have restocked a ton of good things this weekend!  We have the brand new Echo Park Back to School line and have restocked a ton of embellishments for your favorite lines - including Crate Paper's Here and Now and the Pink Fresh line A Case of the Blahs! 

We can't wait to see you this week!  We will be super busy getting ready the clearance sale and preparing for VIC Day this weekend :)  Come see us!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, June 22, 2018

It's Sale Time!

Did you think that yesterday was the only big announcement this week?  Definitely not!  Go ahead and grab those adorable planners again because the most beloved sale of the summer is back! 

Starting next week, we are kicking off our semi-annual clearance!  The sale opens to everyone on Friday, June 29th with tons of products marked up to 75% off their regular retail cost!  Yikes!  We have everything from paper to embellies to stamps and dies.  Usually, there is an album or two and some other things you didn't even know that you needed!  I will have some pictures next week as it all gets set out so you can do a little window pre-shopping :)

And, even better news... you can get into our presale next week too!  We are opening up the Semi-Annual Clearance to our VIC's on Thursday, June 28th starting at 6pm. 


Swing by the store to be the first person to get your hands on all the new goodies that we have JUST for the sale!  Not sure if you are a VIC you can find out by checking in with the store, double checking to see if you are in our VIC Facebook group, or if you are shopping on a blue card at the store.  (And PS, if you are a VIC, come back on Saturday for our VIC shopping event!!!)

Now, mark your calendar to hit the biggest sale of the summer and come get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, June 21, 2018

HUGE NEWS!

It was sent out in our VIC group yesterday and I am so excited to get to share it with you!   We are thrilled to have a guest instructor join us from July 27-29th.  You guys, get ready to welcome the master of color Ken Oliver!


Ken is a mixed media master and makes so many products like the wonderful Color Burst inks.  In addition to having Ken join us at the store, we are going to be the FIRST to have his brand new products that will be released at CHA!  Whether you get to take a class or not, everyone can come shop all the brand new goodies :)

Okay, now back to the amazing classes!  Over the course of the weekend, we will have FIVE classes for you to take and enjoy.  As a mixed media guy, you probably know to wear something to get a little bit messy and be prepared to have a lot of ink everywhere! 

First class is Layered Die Cuts....

How gorgeous are these!?!  Seriously, I am loving the depth and dimension!  Ken will teach you everything you need to know to make this a possibility with your art.  This class is for any ability level.  You can register for the class right here!

Next up on Friday afternoon... Emboss Like a Boss
The title itself gives me a little bit of heart eyes and these tags do to!
You can find pictures of all the tags on the class registration page.  These cards are beautiful and you guys will totally master using embossing goodness in class.  Register to be an embossing boss right here!

Now, grab some sleep because Saturday is another jam packed day!!!
Eat a good breakfast and get ready to get working!  On Saturday morning, we are kicking off a little Ink-Topic with a class to make 50 (!!!) tags with stencils, color burst ink, and more! 

This is another anyone is welcome class and you will learn about inks, layering, stencils, and more!  Plus, (and I have to say it again) make up to 50 tags in the class!  That is enough to send on every gift I give for the next year and a bit!!!!  I know this class is going to fill up so quickly, so grab your spot right here!

Saturday afternoon is all about Color Technique!  Join Ken to make this stunning book!
This class is all about color theory and layering colors.  Plus, you will work with stencils, stamps, and wet on wet painting.  This is such great information that can be used in your mixed media, watercoloring, card making, and more!  Don't miss this one - get your place right here!

The last class Ken is offering is on Sunday, July 29th and is also for any ability level... and you get to learn how to paint this amazing hibiscus!  It makes me think of my childhood (we had these beautiful hibiscus in front of our house in Florida...)  Anyways, Ken promises that anyone can create this!

Ken promises that anyone can create this, even if you can't draw or watercolor (sign me up!) and you will have a stunning hibiscus to take home with you.  The class fee even includes a frame for your final work!  I can't wait to see everyone work their magic!!!  Sign up to get your paint on right here!

I am already exhausted and we haven't even started yet!  All of these classes have registration that is open now!  A couple of notes since Ken is a guest instructor...
-no discounts can be used on his classes, sorry!
-your spot will only be held with payment in full and we cannot refund you unless your spot is taken by someone else.

Feel free to call the store or drop us a Facebook message if you have a question - we are happy to help you or answer any questions!
Now, come sign up and join us for Ken's classes!
Lesley 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New Products Wednesday!

We had a big unboxing yesterday and I can't wait to share them with you.  In the past few releases, Photoplay has really brought it and come up with some amazing things!  We are so excited to have their lines "Aloha" and "We Bought A Zoo" in the store!

I love the bright colors on the Aloha line and I am not going to lie - the bird paper is my favorite!!!  It gives me all the heart eyes and I am thinking that we should travel to Hawaii just to use this paper :)  You could definitely use it for other island adventures too, but there are some Hawaii specific things!



Is that paper not adorable?!?!?!?!  The whole line has a really tropical feel that makes me feel a little bit better about the 100 degree weather outside. 

And, y'all, this zoo line is AMAZING!  I really love a few things about this line - it has a lot of browns (which a great versatile neutral) that give the papers lots of dimension and depth.  Also, they have some amazing zoo animals - way more than lions and snakes!  Let's hear it for the sleeping sloth sticker!





Are you dying for these lines?  Call the store to have us save you a set OR swing by and come shop for these adorable new lines.  We have new goodies rolling in all the time and the store just got a fresh new look so there is lots to see! 

And, tune in tomorrow for a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT here on the blog!!!!  You guys are going to LOVE IT!

Now, go get crafty
Lesley

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Semi Annual Sale Time

Can you believe that it is here?  The end of June means it is time for the semi-annual clearance sale and I can't wait!  All of our favorite goodies go on deep discount and there are tons of new products brought to the store just for this event! 

The sale begins on June 29th, but.... if you are a VIC you can grab a head start on the deals on Thursday, June 28th at our preview sale.  More details will be headed to your inbox soon, but you can pencil us in for Thursday at 6pm.  (Can I also say this sounds like a great girls night - a little sale shopping and grabbing dinner afterwards????)

Not sure if you are a VIC?  We can help you - do you shop on a blue card?  Are you in our VIC Facebook group?  Still not sure - call the store and we will happily tell you! 

Plus, while you are in the store, make sure you check out the new arrangement!  I can't wait to see the mini-renovation when I am in town this weekend. 

Now, make your plans to come get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, June 18, 2018

Get-It-Done Projects this week!

Happy Monday everybody!  Here's to kicking off an exciting and productive week of summer.  My fingers are crossed that the temperature drops a little bit... I am much more productive when the temperature isn't in the 90's! 

Lately, I have been feeling like I am in a creative rut and been on the struggle bus to create something new and exciting.  My favorite remedy for this is to take a creative class or watch someone else create.  Sometimes, they say a little nugget that kicks my brain into overdrive and I can create something amazing! 

This week, we have two great classes to get your brain going and off in a delightfully, ready to create direction!   Sara has been busy getting ready for class on Wednesday AND Thursday! 

On Wednesday, we are creating this ADORABLE mini-album that is perfect for a brag book, baby album, or shower gift.  A side note - it's never to late to create your child's baby book (my mom gave me mine on my 21st birthday) - and this could be the kickstart to get that book finished!


 We will create all the pages and you will walk out with a finished product to take with you.  It can be customized for girls or boys and you will love the super sweet feel of this album.  You can sign up for the class right here!  There are just a few spots left and at $35, you can't beat the price!

Need a slightly smaller project to kick it into overdrive?  Check out this adorable two page layout from Kiwi Lane!  In class, we will create this layout that features the Kiwi Lane line Galactic Adventures. 


Just like the mini-album, you will walk out the door with a finished project ready to drop pictures
in!  There is just one seat left (!) and it can be yours at this link right here.  This class is always a favorite and is perfect for some adorable summer lines!

Just a friendly reminder, that hand lettering and chalk lettering are coming up this weekend too!!! 

Now, go get crafty and sign up for some inspiration!
Lesley

PS - New announcements coming this week!   

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lettering Classes!

Happy Friday everybody!

I hope everyone is gearing up for an excellent weekend!  We have lots on our to do list for the weekend and to spend time together as a family. 

I am super excited to be preparing for more Lettering Classes at Scrappin' In the City!  I have TWO classes going on next weekend :) 

First up, beginner's hand lettering on Friday, June 22.  We will learn all the basics of the hottest new trend and how to get started.  I will teach you everything from how to hold the pen to creating an upper and lower alphabet and putting together words.  Even if you handwriting is terrible (and mine is), you can letter - I PROMISE!  This is a great class for anyone who wants to give it a whirl and is great for anyone age 9 and up!  There is one more seat available and you can snag it right here!


And, then on Saturday morning, we will be back at the store at 10:30 for some chalk lettering!  Chalk is a brand new trend that is perfect for creating your own seasonal decor pieces and awesome lettering works.  In class, we will work through a ton of tips and tricks and create a hand lettered piece to take home with you!  In addition to the chalk board, you will get a huge bag of erasers, chalk, and other chalk lettering essentials!  This is a great class for kids and adults and feel free to bring your teens and tweens with you.  You do not have to have any experience hand lettering to enjoy this class!  And it may even inspire you to hang a giant chalkboard in your house (... I may be speaking from experience...)  There are SIX spots left in this class and the class fee includes ALL the materials so all you have to bring is your happy smiling face!  Register for chalk lettering right here!

This chalkboard is hanging in my foyer and I love changing it all the time - it needs an update this weekend!

Now go get crafty and come see me to letter next weekend!  If you have any questions about lettering, chime in on our Facebook page or drop us a comment below!
Lesley




Thursday, June 14, 2018

Father's Day!

Are you ready? Father's Day is just a few days away. We have been busy making cards and my son "wrapped" his gift on his own this year.  There is one small piece of paper and one very long piece of tape covering a mostly exposed gift... but, he is so excited to share it with his dad!

We have also been making cards for Dad and for grandpas to celebrate the big day.  Around here is means a mismatched placement of frog stickers, but I found some super cute cards for the Dads in your life!






And from the furry friends in your life... how cute is this card from the dog?!?!?
These all came from the Echo Park Design Team blog!  If you are ever looking for inspiration from your favorite lines, check out their blogs.  Usually, they have a design team - just like ours - who is killing it with adorable layouts, cards, and mini albums!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley