Thursday, February 28, 2019

March Events!

Happy Thursday!

February is almost over and we are excited to welcome in a new month, full of activities, fun, and creating.  I, for one, am hoping this also become a slightly warmer month... and sunnier month!

You can find all our regular events here on this page!  Please remember, things are subject to change based on availability, attendance, and other things that we sometimes can't control!

March 2
As always, we are kicking off the month with everyone's favorite Saturday activity! The monthly crop!  Come join us to spend a little time creating without making a mess at your house or being interrupted by laundry.  We provide the chocolate, Netflix, and a host of take out options - you bring the pictures and a happy attitude!  We would love to have you join us.  It is $15 for a full 13 hours of creating!  Please register to make sure everyone has a seat - grab yours right here!

March 9
Join us for another busy Saturday!  We are excited to be hosting our FREE Make and Take again.  Join Margaret for the cutest little mini-project for FREE!  Make sure you allow at least 20 minutes to get signed in and complete the project.  The theme for the make and take will be Easter (my favorite holiday!)  and a picture is coming soon!  No registration needed for make and takes.

Then... join Missy for a brand new Bible Journaling class!  This month, she will be leading a full class all about journaling in the new ESV Scripture Journal, especially the Road to Romans.  Missy says this class is unlike any the bible journaling group has done before and we look forward to seeing the magic that you all create!  (Missy also says prepare for this class to take the full four hours!)  You do need to register for this class - you can get your spot right here!

March 10

Another fabulous FREE event at the City!  Join the Knoxville Plannerds for a little time to work on your planners, swap your stash, and chat with friends - new and old.  PLUS, I head the swap stash at these events is legendary!  You don't have to pay, but we do ask you to register to make sure we have seats for everyone!  Grab your seat right here.

March 20
Gina is back for another installment of our new Traveler's Notebook class!  This month the focus will be on shakers and pockets.  I am so excited to see how shaker's get used in these!  More details and pictures will be headed your way as we get closer to the class.  Be sure to register to save your seat at this link right here.

March 23
Join Margaret for another installment of Inky Chicks!  This month's focus is all things embossed! This is going to be another amazing class and Margaret is always full of tips and tricks to make the most of your scrap stash.  Be sure to register to hold your seat right here.   Plus, when you attend 5 Inky Chicks meetups, you get free crafting money to spend in the store! 


After Inky Chicks, you can stick around for woodcraft work time!  This year, we are not having a specific project of the month.  You bring your unfinished (or half finished) projects and spend a little time wrapping them up!  There are also lots of wood projects available in the store too, if you are looking for something new! 
On a slightly related note, we have these adorable new pieces of home decor from American Crafts (some assembly required) that would be adorable to work on during woodcraft time.  Go ahead and reserve your seat here - and if you tell us what you are working on, we can be sure to have the paints you need! 

March 26
We are back with another delightful installment of Scrap Club!  This month, we will be working with the super fun Steven Duncan line for Carta Bella - The Circus!  We will create six pages - in two page layous - that are perfect for any scrapbook!  There will be pictures coming very soon of the complete pages.  Our scrapbook elves are working hard on creating something super special for the month!  Grab your scrap club seat right here.  Want to create the pages but can't make it to class?  You can always request a page kit that has take home instructions to create these awesome layouts from home. 

Then, at 6pm, Missy is teaching her monthly Bible Journaling technique class!  The technique and a picture are coming soon - Missy always brings amazing creativity and incredible faith to her classes!  You can grab your spot right here.

March 29-31 

Your favorite twice a year is back!  That's right - it is Yard Sale weekend at Scrappin' In The City!  You can go ahead and register for the event by swinging by the store now.  We have changed how the event is working this year, so be sure to take a good glance at the information sheet.  I will have more about the yard sale on the blog next week!  It is always slammed full of amazing deals, steals, and your favorite scrapbook lines. 

March 30 

It is time to celebrate our VIC's!  If you are one of our VIC's, you get to enjoy a 25% discount on regular store merchandise.  This does NOT apply to Yard Sale items!  This is a great time to grab those new lines you are dying to have AND refilling your supply of basics - like adhesive and cardstocks.  Not sure if you are a VIC?  You can call the store to check or next time you are in - check for a blue card. 

I can't wait to see what you all create this month!
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Who To Follow... on You Tube!

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

February is almost over (does anyone else feel like this little short month has lasted forever? I feel like the Space Retreat was a million years ago!) and we are excited to usher in March!  There are lots of new classes on the calendar that I will share with you guys tomorrow! 

Today, however, I wanted to share some resources to improve your craft game at home from some of our very own City Chicks (and a few of our favorites!)  There are lots of different types of scrappers out there - you can find someone who has a similar or inspiring style to you! 

First up, a Design Team Chick Jody Compton!  Jody has a great channel with videos that feature unboxing with some of our favorite product, using cut files, and process videos!  I love the Shimmer Swatches and her Love You page video!  You  can give her a follow right here and find your favorite techniques with Jody! 

Did you know I also have a lettering channel?  That's right - letter and scrapbook along with me at my channel Lettering with Lesley!  I have lettering tips, a walkthrough of my scrapbooks that I use hand lettering in, and more.  Go ahead and subscribe to be the first to see ALL THE THINGS!

Missy Whidden is a favorite of lots of our City Chicks!  I know that Jody and Amanda H are big fans and watch a ton (in fact, they introduced me to her!)  She has a ton of process video.  I love how she uses mixed media, in addition to paper lines.  And, I also love that everything she creates isn't perfect.  It helps me remember that this is an art and not a science!  You can catch Missy's content right here!  

Don't forget the queen of Fussy Cutting!  That is definitely an official title too!  Paige Evans has an amazing You Tube channel full of cutting, trimming, and folding!  I love what she creates and her attention to detail is so. darn. amazing!  Grab a few videos from Paige right here

I feel like I could go on forever - but we have so many favorites who are ready to inspire you all!  Amy Tangerine, Jennifer McGuire, new-to-the-store Catherine Pooler, Shimelle, and more! 

Who do you love to watch?  Leave your favorite scrapbook-card maker-mixed media creator in the comments!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Traveler's Notebook Inspiration!

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you guys are enjoying the sunshine and have had a chance to make your way over to grab some of the brand new goodies in the store.  If you missed the complete list of the latest arrivals, check on yesterday's blog for ALL the lines! 

Today, I am sharing some of my favorite inspiration for traveler's notebooks!  I have some layouts, tips, and a cool trick I have never seen before :)

I love the Vellum overlay on this layout!  What a great way to add a ton of text and still get to see all the goodness of your layout! 

This *technically* is a bullet journal layout, but I love the idea of using this in a layout, especially to the highlights of a week of trips.  This could also be done as an hour-by-hour layout for a super busy day. 

This is so simple and it has blown my mind!  I love the idea of trimming around a picture or a stamp border to making a little diversity in the page size. 

I am a big fan of using scraps!  I have some paper lines in class bags where there is nothing bigger than an index card.... some old Basic Grey, a Crate Paper boy line, Studio Calico's Darling Dear... anyways, this is a great way to use old favorites that are super special! 

I love these simple dividers and graphics that are great for Traveler's Notebooks and Scrapbook layouts. I could also totally see this in a greeting ard too!  I love that these look way fancier and harder than they are! 

What are some of your favorite go-to journaling inspirations?  We would love for you to share them in the comments or tag us on Facebook and Instagram!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, February 25, 2019

New Arrivals!

Happy Monday! 

I am so thrilled to be under blue skies and I hope all of you are drying out okay!  If you are ready to head out the door and ford the rivers of Knoxville, come see us!  We have more than 10 reasons to come shop today!

Seriously... I will share 10 of the LOTS of new reasons to come visit!

1 - Brand new Lawn Fawn release!

2 - Stay Sweet by Amy Tangerine


3 - Little Voyager by Pink Paislee

4 - Bee-Utiful by BoBunny

5 - Happy Easter by Doodlebug

6 - Happy Spring by Doodlebug

7 - Sunny Days by Maggie Holmes

8 - Chasing Adventures by Jen Hadfield

9 - Kaleidoscope by Vicki Boutin

10 - Oh Summertime by Pebbles

All of these lines hit the floor this weekend with the world's largest Fed Ex delivery!  We are so excited to finally have out hands on the lines that we have been drooling over since CHA last month. 

And, in case you needed a little bit more motivation - we put out lots of lines last week too!  Carta Bella, Echo Park, Authentique, and Photoplay lines!  If you want to see ALL THE THINGS and you can't make it into the store - you can check out our Facebook live from this past weekend.  Sara walked us through the store to see all of the new goodies. Then, just give us a call and we will pull an order just for you! 

So, I want to know - comment here or on our Facebook page which line are you most excited to get your hands on?  For me, it is a three way tie of Amy Tangerine - Vicki Boutin - Maggie Holmes!  So much goodness! 

Now, go get crafty (and get into the store!)
Lesley

PS - Be sure to check our VIC group for Gina's layout challenges ;)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Don't Miss This!

Happy Friday friends!

I wanted to post a little weekly recap of everything that is going on this week/weekend!  This week has been super busy with new arrivals and you do NOT want to miss out!

First up - Carta Bella and Echo Park arrived in the store with LOTS of new lines!


Then, the new Lawn Fawn arrived!  If you missed my Lawn Fawn new product recap, you can find it right here!  


We also refreshed out stash of Naked Bee products! 

Plus, I wanted you to know the date for the Yard Sale this spring!  I will have more Yard Sale details on Monday, but go ahead and put these dates in your planner!   The sale will be from March 29-31st with drop off between March 22-28th. 

We have changed a few details about the yard sale to make it easier for everyone and I will share all of that next week.  However, go ahead and start pulling the things you are ready to sell to the side.  I keep a box in my scrap room that I toss yard sale worthy things in all year.  So, go ahead and take a peek through your stash on this rainy weekend! 

Also, don't forget all the classes next week - Scrap Club, Bible Journaling, our monthly store crop, Bounce and serif Hand lettering AND Sermon Notes! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Color Inspiration!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today is rather dreary in my neck of the woods and I am looking for something perky and positive to cheer me up!  I wanted to share with you my new favorite way to grab some color inspiration for all kinds of projects - coloring, scrapbook, or a little copics blending! 

Did you know that on Pinterest, you can find color palates based on some AMAZING images?  Check these beauties out!






First, I love these images - I may be indoorsy, but I love a good nature photo!  And, I love that the colors are already pulled from them to use on my own with my colored pencils or blend into my copics! 

Plus, I think it reminds me of some unique color combinations that I sometimes forget about - it is really easy to fall into the pattern of using the same two or three colors all the time.  For me, this is evidenced by the fact that about 5 of my colored pencils are half the height of the rest of them!   I keep thinking about the last mustard and teal combination in some floral stamps and dies would be *stunning*!

You can find the specific colors by hex number by using a Hex Code finder website, if you have to have the exact specs too! 

If you search for color inspiration or color palates on Pinterest, you will get TONS of goodies - including paint swatches for your favorite styles too.  I have at least one Magnolia-inspired farm house paint chip swatch saved on my Color Inspiration board, as well as my home decor board!  Plus, I find this to be some very relaxing pinning!

Now, go get crafty (and pin those palates!)
Lesley


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New Lawn Fawn Release

Happy Hump Day! 
I have a little something special for you guys to get through this super rainy week!  You may have seen the announcement that Lawn Fawn is headed to the store with all their brand new releases... and today I am going to show you all the reasons that you need these new stamps and dies.

All of these pictures came from Lawn Fawn's blog - you can go check all the posts for yourself (and there are so many more samples!) over there! 

So, here it is!  The Lawn Fawn inspiration picture dump :)










































One of my favorite things about Lawn Fawn is how they are always adding new products (like the sliders and spinners) that can be used with your existing stamp collection.  And, I also love how they feature some of their older products, combined in with the new goodies in their release! 

All the new product details are on their blog, but it should be in the store VERY SOON!  If there is something you are dying to get your paws on, go ahead and call the store and get it added to the order book!  You will get a phone call when it hits the store.  Plus, keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook page for the new arrivals! 

PS - The new Echo Park and Carta Bella lines are in the store now! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley