Monday, September 30, 2019

October Events!

Happy Monday!

I am so excited to be almost to October!  We are in full fall mode over here with lots of projects and a little bit of early Christmas prep!  It isn't too early to start those Christmas cards! 

I wanted to say a quick thank you to all the City Chicks who helped pull off another incredible yard sale - it certainly isn't possible without their work.  And, a huge thank you to all of you who came to shop.  Gift cards and leftovers will be available for pick up this week, so make sure you swing by!  If you change your mind about taking any leftovers home, we would be happy to donate them for you! 

And, now, onto October! 

October 1

Join Sara for another beautiful card class!  She will be leading a class in creating eight sympathy cards.  These are the hardest to make and send, but so necessary to have in your stash.  We do have kits with color instructions available for this class, so you can request a kit too! Grab your spot (or kit) right here!

October 4
Are you ready to Netflix and Scrap?  Join us for our first Saturday tradition - our in store crop!  Grab a friend (or come make a new one) and bring a project in process to get a little bit of work done.  We love having you all create with us!  Any projects are up for grabs to work on - cards, scrapbooks - bring it on!  You can snag your seat right here!  PS - Chocolate included in the registration price :)

October 5
It isn't too early to start your Christmas crafting!  Come on in and create the Christmas Library Pocket book featuring the line Rejoice by Authentique.  This is a great project to give as a gift or keep for yourself!  This little mini book is full of pockets, tabs, and flaps to store your Christmas memories and could even work as a December Daily!  Join Margaret and kick off the holiday crafting season.  You can get your seat right here as well as see more pictures of the project!

October 10
Join Margaret to stave off those germs!  She is teaching our first Essential Oils class here at the store!  Learn how to use oils to help your family and friends stay healthy this year.  We will make wipes, a roll-on, and some sanitizer!  These make great gifts or tools to keep in your own home!  This class will be offered at 12pm AND at 6pm!  We can't wait to see you there!  Grab your seat right here.

October 12

Missy is leading another Saturday Storyteller workshop for our Bible Journalers!  This month, we will feature Unspeakable Joy and you all will love what she has planned.  It is a great class for new or experienced journalers.  These seats go really fast so make sure you grab yours now!  

October 15
Sara is leading a mini-album class designed to honor a lost loved one!  We will use a Simple Stories line to create an album to hold some treasured memories.  You can grab your seat and see another picture of the album at this link!

October 16
Join Gina for our Traveler's Notebook meetup!  We are create a December Daily before the holiday gets wild and crazy.  We are using the Pebbles line Merry Little Christmas to create some adorable layouts that will be waiting for your pictures and holiday memorabilia!  If you can't make the class, we do have kits available with pictures and supplies - sorry no instructions.  Grab your spot in the class right here!  

October 19-20
We are packing up and heading to Sevierville!  Join the fun at the Smoky Mountain Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway.  There will be tons of vendors (like us!), as well as make and takes, demos, new products, and creating.  Tickets are available at the store now at a pre-sale discount of $6.  At the door, they are $8.  Get a full list of vendors and more information (including some details about ticket shipping) at this link right here.  We can't wait to see you there! 

October 22
We are bringing all things Halloween at Scrap Club this month!  We are using the line Twilight from Authentique to create 3 two page spreads.  Can I put in my request for argyle and spider webs?!?  The pages will be availabe for preview soon, but you can go ahead and grab your seat right now.  

October 24-27
We are back in Sevierville for a fabulous weekend of retreat cropping!  This four day crop extravaganza is not to be missed.  The highlights include a cute t-shirt, your own crop table, meals provided, and a cabin stay.  We have FOUR seats still open (and one in November), so grab a friend and join the fun.  This is one of my favorite events and you will love it!  Plus, feel free to come and go for shopping and fun in the mountains - and enjoy the beautiful fall colors!  This is super close to peak week!  Grab your seat with the deposit right here!

October 29
Margaret has more magical Penny Black cards just in time for the holiday season!  I love all these cards and the beautiful colors and themes!  We are teaching this class at 12pm and 6pm, so make sure you grab your seat when you have a moment.  You can get closer pictures of the cards and get a spot at this link right here!

Are you tired yet?  We can't wait to see you in the store getting in the holiday spirit!
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, September 27, 2019

Fabulous Fall Traditions!

Happy Friday everyone!

One of my favorite things about fall is falling (no pun intended) back into some traditions.  Whether it is ball game and tailgate meals or chili or visiting the pumpkin patch, it seems like fall has some go to favorites that we always do as a family! 

If you are looking for some fun, free, fall, Family Fun, there are tons of great ideas on Pinterest!  I scoured Pinterest and found one of my favorites.  To me, the best part of (most of) these activities is that they are free or really inexpensive.  Now that the weather is nice outside, it is a great opportunity to make the best of the beautiful part of our state.


My other favorite fall tradition is Boo-ing the neighbors.  I did this growing up as a kid and as a teacher!  It is a great way to spread a little fall cheer to friends and neighbors.  If you are unfamiliar with "Boo-ing," it is basically delivering a secret treat to your neighbors as a way to spread cheer.  It can be anything from a care package of apples and caramels, a little halloween candy or a baked treat!  I used to love making pumpkin muffins to boo friends and neighbors with!  All you do is create a little care package and attach a note, like this one, to the package.  Then, drop it on your neighbor's porch and run!
This little saying is an example, but you can take and adapt from there!  Plus, this is a great way to use all that Halloween paper and fall paper in your stash :)

What fall traditions does your family have?  We would love to hear about them!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Brand New Simple Stories!

Happy Thursday friends!

I am so excited to see these brand new lines from Simple Stories coming into the store.  These are perfect for fall adventures and Halloween events!  As I have previously admitted to on this blog, I am a sucker for all Halloween paper lines, so I will apologize in advance for my gushing :)

First up, Happy Trails!  This is a super cute line that is perfect for camping, hiking, maybe even some apple or pumpkin patching!  I love hte wood grain and the play on the National Park badges!  This is absolutely perfect for any outdoor adventures - not just for fall!



I am loving this sample layout too!  This is going to be a really versatile line that I think you all will love!  Sara has ordered Collection Kits for this line.  It is in the store now (or you can order it at this link right here!)

Next up, let's do a little Happy Haunting!  I love this Halloween line that is not only orange or black!  It has a large variety of colors.  This layout is adorable and I love the pops of pink and gray.  How cute would this line be for a very girly trick or treater!


And, can we just talk about how cute those little ghosts are?!?  This is why I love Halloween lines so much.  The little details just get me every single time!  Happy Haunting is also only in the store in a collection kit. You can get it in the store now, or at this link right here!  The collection kit includes a full sheet of stickers so you will have lots of embellies to go around for all your layouts!

And, last, but certainly not least, I have another Halloween line!  This will be available in the store in open stock with all the embellishments too!


This has the bright Halloween colors and super cute bats, spiders, and webs!  And, can I just say that I love the layering of the patterned papers in the sample layout.  This is part of their Simple Stories Say Cheese collections and I think it is perfect for all kinds of Halloween adventures!  We have open stock of this line - all the papers, stickers, cardboard stickers, lots of things.  You can grab them online here or in the store now!

Which one of these lines is your favorite?  Don't forget to snag these while you are in the store shopping the yard sale or the Semi Annual Clearance this week.  Or... you can wait until you get all your big bucks from your yard sale to do a little shopping too!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Stand Together!

Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited to share this new release with you just from Kiwi Lane!  It is a craft product with a cause that I think is near and dear to many of us.

This is a beautiful new stencil to celebrate a cause near and dear to your family - the memory ribbon!


This ribbon stencil is perfect for any color for a cause - purple, yellow, orange - and is on sale now!  This stencil is for sale for $5 (WHAT!) and ships for FREE if you order this week!  Plus, we are so thrilled that Kiwi Lane is donating 50% of the price to Dreams Come True.  This non-profit is dedicate to fulfilling the dreams of children with serious illnesses.  You can find out more about the organization right here!

Kiwi Lane also shared this incredible layout that was created featuring the Stand Strong stencil!
This limited release is currently available, but I do not know how long this sale will be open.  The shipping perks only last through this week, so make sure that you get your order in as soon as possible!  Ready to order?  Follow this link right here!

Don't forget that Kiwi Lane is also offering these as specials for the month!  


Now, go get crafty for a cause!
Lesley


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

All The Reasons to Be Here This Week!

Happy Tuesday!

We are so excited and a little bit tired from this week already!  It is slam packed and you need to make sure you get over here this week!



First of all, we are so excited for the new Design Team submissions!  They have started trickling in and we are loving all the things that we are seeing.  Bring us your favorite things you create - card makers bring the cards, scrappers bring your layouts, mini-album creators bring those!  We want to see what is authentic to you!  All design team submissions need to be delivered TODAY!  Drop them in a bag and be sure to label it with your name.  I can't wait to share the new Design Team with you next week!


Also, we are upping our discounts on the Semi-Annual Clearance!  Everything is at 75% off and there are tons and tons of goodies left over!  We have paper, embellies, doodads, and more that are ready for a brand new home!


And, last but not least, we are gearing up for the Yard Sale this weekend!  Please don't forget to drop off your well labeled and marked items for us to sort and organize!  Drop off is from now until the 26th!  Our presale for consignors is on Friday night, open to the public on Saturday, and our half-price sale on Sunday.   You can get all the details right here!

So, to sum up, you can drop off lots of things to clean out your stash... and find new goodies at an incredible deal to make more art projects!  You are welcome!  :)

Now, go get crafty and come on in!  We can't wait to see you!
Lesley

Monday, September 23, 2019

In Stores Now!

Happy Monday you all! 

It is officially fall!  Happy Autumnal Equinox everyone!  And, I am ready to kick off all things fall - apples, jeans, sweaters and flannels, and Halloween candy! 

I think it is also a great time to enjoy a little family time together and I am loving this line to document all things family.  We are so excited to have this brand new line from one of our favorites Jen Hadfield! 





 I love the traditions and the puzzle pieces and all the tags!  It is super versatile for lots of different family events - reunions, farm trips, leaf pile jumping, all things summer and fall! 

Check out these adorable projects created with This is Family (I am loving how versatile this line is!)
I can't wait to see what you all create with this super adorable line!  We would love for you to share and tag us on Facebook and Instagram

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, September 20, 2019

New Product Release!

Happy Friday you guys!

I hope you are excited about this weekend!  We are looking forward to seeing lots of friendly faces at Oak Ridge Memory Magic this weekend.  You can come crop or shop or a little of both!  There will be lots of friendly faces, make and takes, and all kinds of goodies. 

Buuuuuuuutttt, today, I wanted to share this brand new product from We R Memory Keepers!  Our VIC's got to take a peek yesterday... it is a brand new punch!  WRMK has re-designed the old favorite Crop-A-Dile.  Did anyone else have the big heavy bulky one from years past?  This one is much more streamlined, smaller, looks easier to work, and has tons of options.



This is the video from WRMK to see all the highlights in a bit less than a minute!

I love that it cuts all kinds of materials - leather, plastic, chipboard and more!  These are currently only available for pre-order and will ship to us at the end of this month or beginning of October.  They are priced at $44.99 (plus, you get your VIC bonus back) and are going to be a great addition to your basic tool kit!

If you are ready for yours, go ahead and call the store and we will add one to the order book for you!  I am sure that we will have one in the store to experiment with too if you want to touch it and play with it first!  Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook for the arrival announcement!

Now, go get crafty (and come see us this weekend)!
Lesley 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Kiwi Lane Sale and Sneak Peek!

Happy Thursday! 

This week has been slammed full of goodies and I have one more BRAND NEW product announcement tomorrow!  We R Memory Keepers is keeping it under lock and key, so I am sworn to secrecy... however, feel free to speculate rampantly in the comments :)

I know we have a ton of Kiwi Lane lovers out there and I am so excited to share what is on sale this month!  The link to shop for all these goodies and more is right here!


These goodies are 15% off their normal retail price!  The sale lasts about another week and a half, until September 30th.  And, I know that these favorites go really fast, so make sure you get your order in... and maybe a few other things you have had your eyes on.  Don't forget, you can order through this link right here!

Now, go get crafty!  And I want to hear your WRMK predictions!
Lesley

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Do You Have Fancy Pants?

Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited about this!  When Sara emailed me last week, I couldn't wait to share the news with you all... One of my old favorite paper lines, who I thought was defunct, is back!  That's right!  Who loves some Fancy Pants! 

Another one of our favorites, Foundations Home Decor, bought Fancy Pants and is releasing a new Christmas line!  It's called Home for Christmas and I am loving it!  We are getting open stock papers and a few collection kits!




So, first of all, I love that is a smaller line.  I love all the things, but sometimes, having a few papers and embellies are better for my creative decision making and my wallet!  I also love that is has classic Christmas colors, reds, greens, neutrals.  It is traditional, without feeling stuffy or old.  Plus, it will go really well with any leftover embellies that you may have from other lines - especially enamel dots, washi, any veneers and ribbons! 

This new line (and some goodies from Foundations) are on order and will be here soon!  I do not have a ship date yet, but keep your eye on Facebook for announcements about new arrivals!  If you just can't wait to get your hands on Fancy Pants, call the store and we can put it in the order book just for you! 

What do you think?  Are you excited about Fancy Pants making a comeback?  If you got to pick a paper company to bring back, which would it be? 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Your New Must Have's!

Hello friends! 

I am so excited to share TWO new tools with you all today!  Well, one is a version of a tool that you definitely already, but for 12% of the population, you all should get excited! 

That's right! Tim Holtz is making his iconic and fabulous scissors just for lefties!  All you south paws rejoice and enjoy scissors that were made just for you!  They are on preorder for the store.  If you are ready to get your left hands on these awesome scissors, call the store and we will save you a pair!


I love that they even say lefty on them... so all those righties will keep their hands off your scissors! 

And.... now onto a brand new tool that is unlike anything I have ever seen before!  I will say that We R Memory Keepers has been knocking it out of the park in tools lately and this is no exception.  Whether you are Team Glitter Girl or Team No Glitter Ever, you will love this bad boy - it is a tiny, glitter vacuum!  It is made especially to suck up those tiny pieces that linger forever!



This little handheld device works just like a dustbuster or a vacuum!  It comes with a USB charging cord that fits in the top section.  And, then, to empty, you just swivel the bottom section and it opens for dumping straight in the trash. 

These little bad boys are so new, they don't even have a YouTube video yet!  We are so excited to have these on pre-order!  They will ship the first of October and have a retail price of $22.49!  We are already taking orders for these - just call the store and we will get it added to the book.  You can also send us a message on Facebook too! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, September 16, 2019

Best In Show!

Happy Monday friends!

I hope you all are feeling refreshed after the weekend!  Anyone hang out at the Fair?  Growing up, we went to the NC State Fair and my family always spent lots of time walking through the exhibits and farm animals and crafters tents and less time on the rides.  Let the record show that we are not farmers :)

If you didn't know, we here at Scrappin' In The City get to sponsor and judge the paper crafting section of crafts at the Tennessee Valley Fair!  Sara zipped over the other week to do the judging and is sharing the best in show!  These awesome winners will get a Scrappin' In The Ciy gift card and bragging rights for the year!


These two are the Best in Show for the Scrapbook Layouts and the Card competition! 


These are all the pieces and parts waiting for Sara's ruling! 

 We would love to see your entries next year!  Be sure to swing by the Fair to see all the goodies available in the craft tent!

Now, go get crafty for next year!
Lesley




Friday, September 13, 2019

New Simple Stories!

Happy Friday y'all!

I hope you all are excited for a great weekend and have a little time to get a little bit of crafting done!

I am super excited to share that these FOUR lines are on their way to the store from one of our favorite brands - Simple Stories!  We are expecting two fall lines and two Christmas lines to be in the store soon!

Simple Stories has been playing with some vintage looks of their lines and this is one of them!  I love the texture on the pumpkins and the country patterns!




We also have a more modern autumn line headed in to the store... Perhaps my favorite part of the Fall Farmhouse line is that super cute sweater!



And then, it isn't too soon... Christmas is on its way!  We also have a vintage Christmas line headed in as well!  This Simple Vintage Country Christmas reminds me of my Grandmommie - she loved cardinals and I am loving this classic cardinals and boughs in this line!



And, don't forget, we have another Christmas line headed in... Holly Jolly!  This is a fun and funky Christmas line is great for my fans of retro Christmas!  I like the little Santa here too!




Both of these Christmas lines are perfect for your regular holiday scrapbooking or creating your own December Daily kit to document your holiday memories!

I believe that these have shipped, so they should be here soon-ish!  If you are ready for them TODAY, call the store and we will add it to the order book!  Then, as soon as it arrives, we will pull your order and give you a call!

We are so excited to have lots of ne goodies trickling into the store over the next few weeks!  Be sure to watch the Facebook page for the actual arrival dates of a lot of these pieces and parts!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley