Monday, December 30, 2019

January Events!

Hello friends!

Can you believe that we are staring down a new year AND new decade!  We can't wait to scrap our way into the 20's!  There is LOTS going on at the store this month and we can't wait to see you.  Don't forget to grab a coupon book for tons of savings all year long while they are available AND make a purchase so you can be entered to win a Shopping Spree this weekend.  

Sara has more classes coming soon, they just haven't been added to the calendar.  Plus, I have a huge, giant, enormous announcement on the blog WEDNESDAY to kick off 2020 right, so make sure you are staying up to date on the feed!  Okay, let's kick this brand new year off!  

January 3

Join Margaret for a Girl's Night Out!  We will be using gel plates to make a magnet calendar for the new year and you will have extras to take home for another project.  This is a great class for beginners, so if you resolved to learn something new, join us at 6pm.  Seats are open right here!

January 5

Margaret is planning a brand new Make and Take from 1-4 on Sunday!  We are inviting all crafters 11 and up to particpate!  The final make and take is still in progress, but we have a new incentive for joining us!  Each participate will get a ticket to win a prize for the month.  This month, we have a gorgeous set of Dina Wakely paints!  We will still honor punch cards from 2019 and will continue to offer punches!  No sign up needed - we will see you there!

January 11

Join Missy for a great kick off of 2020 bible journaling!  We will be focusing on our words of the year!  Bring yours, or borrow someone elses for the day!  This is a great class for new or experienced journalers and a great way to interact with the word!  Sign up for your spot right here!

January 12

Our City Chick Lisa is dishing up all the details on how to make the most of your Cricut!  Just got a new one for the holidays?  Need to brush up past the basics?  This is the class for you!  We will make 3 projects in the class.  Be sure to bring your Cricut and cords, plus a laptop!  Grab your seat right here!

January 19

Come create this GORGEOUS shadowbox, perfect for your winter decorating!  We will do several techniques, like embossing and die cutting!  This frame is going to be perfect on a mantle or entry way... or you can get a jump start on your Christmas gifts for 2020!  Grab a seat in the class right here!

January 22

Lisa is teaching her Cricut class again!  Learn all the things right here!

January 28



Scrap Club is back and we are featuring Snowflake from Crate Paper!  We will make 3 page spreads that are perfect for your winter memories!  This is a great way to make time to keep up with your scrapbooking!  Grab your seat right here!

January 31

We are entering the Roaring 20's with our Great Gatsby Crop at the Embassy Suites!  We are so excited to have an amazing time getting our scrapbook on!  Currently, the crop is sold out, but make sure to get your name on the waitlist because we usually have a few seats open up!  More info is available right here!

All of these classes may be subject to change... especially with maybe wintery weather this month!  We look forward to seeing you in the store soon!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, December 27, 2019

Happy Friday!

Howdy friends!

We are excited to be back open today!  I hope you all had a great holiday season with friends and family!  There is so much going on before the end of the year, I wanted to make sure you knew what was going on. 

First up, DON'T FORGET to grab those coupon books!  They are going fast and are only available for a limited amount of time.  The coupons are for your favorite things, like classes, cardstock, and albums! 

Also, we are prepping for our big shopping spree!  Make sure you swing in to be entered to win.  This is one of my most favorite things in the store and watching you all.  Our past winners have been very successful too!  Make sure you mark the planner for January 4th to do some winning!

Plus, we have a store full of goodies so you can come spend those gift cards... and make plans for December Dailies, new planers for 2020, or just grab your favorite supplies.  And, we have lots of orders ready for pick up from our 12 Days of Christmas sales.  Come get your new goodies so you can use them!

We can't wait to see you - and tons of you for our Christmas Album class on Saturday!  Don't forget to check out January's calendar for lots of classes and events going on!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, December 23, 2019

Free Project Monday!

Happy Almost Christmas and First Day of Haunkkah!

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays with your family!  We are looking forward to having some family time around here.  Today is the last day we are open before Christmas and we will see you on Friday!  So, make sure you have what you need before the holidays and you can send your favorite elf in to gather some stocking stuffers! 
And, today is the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas sale!  Don't forget to call with payment or swing by to get your tin of Tim Holtz Oxide Sprays!

But, in case you need a little crafting inspiration, I have another fabulous free project!  A huge thanks to Simple Stories for all these amazing free projects! 




Today's projects feature the Winter Farmhouse line that is available in store now!  You can snag a printable of all the projects at this link right here!

I hope you have a fabulous holiday with family and friends!  From all of us City Chicks, we want to wish you a festive few days and lots of love!  See you on Friday in the store!
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, December 20, 2019

Lawn Fawn Love!

Happy Friday!

Last week, we had the brand new Lawn Fawn land in the store!  As always, it is incredibly swoon-worthy!  I am totally in love with Stud Puffin and I think you will love it too!  All of the new release is in the store.  You can swing by the store and grab it or call in your order with payment and we will hold it for you!  If there is something else from Lawn Fawn you are on the hunt for, we can get it in the store!

So, without further ado, a huge picture dump of all the new releases!





















I especially love the X and O background and how they used it in the scrapbook page!

As always, this new release is totally amazing and I am loving all the details.  This is a Valentine's Day release, but these sentiments could be used all year and would be great on birthday and just because notes!

Which set are you most excited to get your stamp pads on?
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday Morning Magic!

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all have had an awesome weekend!  Just a friendly reminder to take a peek at your email every morning to check on the deal of the day!  There have been some awesome specials on your favorites from Taylored Expressions and more.  These deals are one day only and you can order over the phone - payment is required! 

I wanted to share another amazing and FREE project from Simple Stories featuring their holiday edition of Say Cheese!



This is a free project and guide that you can print or bookmark to use now, or later!  I am loving using the scrapbook pages as a starting guide for a December Daily.  There are also greeting card templates and a Christmas countdown too!  You can get all the information and project guides right here!


And, of course, you can zip into the store to grab some of the Say Cheese line too!  Plus, so many of our other adorable Christmas lines!  Don't forget to send your favorite elf in for some new products - like Lawn Fawn's new arrivals - that make perfect gifts.  

Now, go get crafty - and watch out for our deal of the day!
Lesley

Friday, December 13, 2019

Things To Note:

Happy Friday! 

We are so excited for the weekend and the 12 days of Christmas sale that is going on!  Be sure to swing by the store to take part of the deals - or give us a call if you can't make it in!  Plus, we have Bible Journaling and a Winter Shadowbox class going on this weekend!

I had a few other tidbits that I wanted to share with you all! 

First up - Kiwi Lane has a new subscraption option!  They are taking their ever popular Kit of the Month Kiwi Club and stripping it down.  You can now get JUST the templates!  This is a great option if you just want the templates, not the paper, or you are looking for a less expensive option.  And, might I add a great option for a gift too!  You can catch the details below and go to this site to order!

Also, anyone looking to expand their scrapping opportunities?  I saw that Simple Stories is having a Design Team call and we would love to have one of our favorite chicks to be a part of their team!  I would feature you on the blog all the time (WINK WINK!)!  You can get more information about submissions and requirements here!  Their applications are due by January 3rd!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  We can't wait to see you in the store!
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Paper Trees!

Hey everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

After an accidental Pinterest find, followed by a Pinterest tumble into the deepest corners,  I stumbled across some super cute crafts!  I love DIY decor, especially when it uses the papers in my stash :) 

I found all these super adorable 3-D trees on Pinterest and some of them had instructions.  I love how they create some usable, dimensional decorations that can be manipulated in any size or color! 


These would be great in paper or felt on your dining room table!








I know a lot of these are showing in black and white, but I think they would be super cute in any color!  They are perfect for mixing and matching prints and shades of colors.  I was thinking this would be a great way to take the dregs of several different holiday lines to create something new! 

Which ones can you see in your holiday displays?

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, December 9, 2019

Merry Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We were busy running errands, baking, and taking in a little Christmas parade here in Chattanooga.  This season is so busy, but I am loving having special memories to make every day.

A friendly reminder for you all - the 12 Days of Christmas starts this week!  Be sure to be tuned into your emails this week - it starts the 12th!

This weekend, we welcomed in some brand new lines that you all are going to love!  Where are my vintage lovers - these lines are just for you!  Say hello to Authentique's Christmas and Valentine's Day lines!


I love the navy blues in the Christmas line!  What a great addition to the reds and greens - and help it last throughout the winter.  The patterns are classic and bold and I am loving the vintage Frosty!

And, hello Valentine's Day!  I love the tiny florals and the faux newsprint.  This line would be perfect for scrapbooking or creating your own Valentine's to hand out to others!

Which prints are you loving from this line? 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

12 Days of Kiwi Lane!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We are excited to see you all this week for the Country Christmas Cards and a crop this weekend! 

In addition to our 12 days of Christmas, some of our favorites are also running their own sales!  Kiwi Lane has different specials all throughout the month of December.  They will be announced on their Facebook page!  The first day was 10% off your entire purchase, so stay tuned for some awesome treats this month!  And perhaps a way to stuff your own stocking this year with your most favorite things! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

PS - Kiwi Lane wouldn't let me add any of their graphics - sorry friends! 

Monday, December 2, 2019

December Events!

Happy Monday everyone!

Can you believe that it is already December?  We are gearing up for a fabulous holiday season of classes, sales, and more!  First things first, we kicked off our December gift card sale yesterday and it runs until December 8th!  Don't forget to get yours :)
Okay... and now to the classes!

December 3



Join Sara to create this adorable Country Christmas mini-album that is perfect for your December Daily!  You will create this completed project while listening to Christmas carols - the perfect way to kick off your Christmas season!  Grab your seat right here.

December 5

Join Margaret to make these incredible Christmas cards!  She will share some amazing foiling techniques and feature some Kiwi Lane templates to create them.  They are perfect for some special people on your card list!  These cards will go fast so make sure you have your seat!

December 7

It is the last crop of the DECADE!  Can you believe it!  Come spend a little time crafting in your album, creating gifts, or hand crafting those holiday cards!  This is the perfect time away from all the chaos of life and chore and children to get some things done.  Don't forget to save your seat right here!

December 8

Margaret is bringing more Christmas card magic!  These gorgeous cards are featuring more Penny Black stamps.  We will be using gold ink and some brand new dies!  You all will love them!  Grab your seat right here!

December 12 - 23

Don't forget to check in for your 12 Days of Christmas sales!  They are always the best - I can't wait to see what Sara is bringing to you guys!
December 14

Missy is helping us put the Christ back in the Christmas season with a fabulous new Bible Journaling class.  Missy is an incredible teacher and you will learn tons of new things about bible journaling and focusing on the Christmas wreath!  Don't miss out on your seat here.

December 15

We are creating these gorgeous winter shadowboxes!  Join us as we create these amazing pieces of home decor - perfect for your mantle or to give as a gift!  It even features some twinkle lights!  Grab your seat right here.

December 17

Scrap Clubbers get ready!  We are using Pebbles Merry Little Christmas line for some super adorable page spreads just in time for those holiday memories!  These seats always go super fast, so make sure you save your spot now. 

December 18

Time to prep that planner for 2020!  We are using Pinkfresh's adorable line Office Hours to set up our traveler's notebooks for the upcoming year.  This is a great way to get ready for January before the chaos of the new year.  We can't wait to see you there!

December 21

It is our last Inky Chicks of the year!  Join Margaret to learn some new techniques - specifics are to be determined!  Margaret is full of tips and tricks and you will walk away with a brain full of new ideas.  Grab your spot right here!

December 28

It is the last class of the year and we are going out with a bang!  Join Sara to create a full Christmas album - 24 pages, protectors, and a 12x12 album!  This class sold out in a hurry last year - I think like 2 days.  Go ahead and grab your seat for this all day scrapbooking extravaganza! 


We know that this month is a busy month and we can't wait to see you in the store.  Don't forget to send your favorite elves in to grab a few special things just for you.  And, Scrappin' in the City gift cards are the best - perfect for new lines and classes coming in the new year.  And we have some HUGE plans for the new year!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley