Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lawn Fawn Release Week!

Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited to share some new releases from one of our favorites - LAWN FAWN!  They have so many new goodies - plus stencils! This is kind of just going to be a picture dump... with a few videos at the end!  We ARE taking pre-orders for these bad boys and you can call the store and have us add your favorites! 

Okay, take some deep breaths, because here we go!








(I love this mini-album!!!)

 (Love this slider!!!)



















And, now, these awesome videos!  There are lots close ups and how tos in these videos!  There are so many new interactive elemens that are just hard to see in the pictures! 







And, there is even more coming this week!  We can't wait for it to hit the stores!

Now, go get crafty (and call us with your pre-orders)!
Lesley

Friday, February 14, 2020

Puppy and Kitty Love... by Authentique!

Happy Friday everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

I have one more new release from Authentique to share with you all!  It is the perfect line for vintage paper lovers and pet owners - come see the new release Purebred Pets!  One of the things I love most about this line is the subtlty when it comes to the "pet prints."  It doesn't scream paw print or fish bowl, just hints at it gently.  I think that makes it a more versatile print and paper that you can use for more than just your special pet pages!

Check it out!
I don't have a ship or arrival date for these yet, but you can put your requests in the order book at the store and we can make sure to have your favorites when the big box comes in!  Give us a call so we can put your requests in!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Just a bit of news and housekeeping to do today on the blog!  First of all, Sara has added a TON of new events on the website for this month and starting to add some goodies for March!  Go ahead and check out your favorites!  We have added a few Cricut classes, a Copics class (!!!), and a new paper play class with some amazing albums!

This month, Margaret is teaching how to make an ONION album and you have got to check it out!


All the classes are available to view on the website right here!



Also, mark those calendars and clear out the closets - we have a date for the Spring Yard Sale!  Go ahead and get your things together for March 28-29 and we would love to have you for the biggest sale of the seaon.  You can get a consignor application and tags at the store.  I will have more information for you later - I just wanted to pass along the date!

Yesterday, Kim did a Facebook live in the store so that you can see the new things that have started to arrive!  You can check it out here and then give us a call with what we can get for you.... or better yet, come on down! 



And, last but not least, I am holding down the fort this year at Pinner's Conference!  Sara is hosting a sold out weekend of crafting in the mountains, but if you don't have plans, come see me!  I will be teaching TWO classes at Pinner's in Atlanta!  I will be teaching a beginner hand lettering class AND a happier happy mail class to gussy up those envelopes you send with your hand made cards :)  Want a ticket discount?  Use the code LWL10 for 10% off your tickets!  Grab more information and pre-register for my class (or the others) at this link right here!  I would love to see some friendly faces :)

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New Authentique!

Howdy friends!

I have great news for all of us that are 90% ready to float away!  Authentique has a brand new nautical line that is perfect for documenting our days under water :)

The vintage-y blues and reds are beautiful for summer memories at the beach or maybe a cruise!  I am loving the "vibes on the tides" quote!  I think it is super cute!

I am not sure when it will ship and which pieces and parts we will have in the store, HOWEVER, you can request any of them by dropping your favorites in our order book!  Call or message the store to tell us what you *need* to have!

Happy sailing and stay dry and craft friends!
Lesley

Friday, February 7, 2020

A Little (FREE) Valentine's Love!

Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all are excited for this fabulous weekend!  I think lots of rainy weather is the perfect weather for scrapbooking! 

It is a great time to go play with creating some Valentine's Day love for friends and family!  I know that we are working on our Hot Wheels themed Valentine's (again... always the cars) around here for school next week!  Taylored Expressions has shared this super awesome video tutorial of a Valentine! 
How sweet is that hot air balloon?  It makes me think of up! 

And, if you have a Disney lover OR a building things lover (definitely me!), Photoplay is sharing some super adorable cut files to share the love!


Seriously, how cute are these cutfiles!  Perfect for Valentine's Day... or a just because lay out!  You can get the Disney cut file right here and the Plains, Trains, and Trucks cut file right here!

Don't forget to share and tag us AND Photoplay in your pictures!  We love to see what you create!

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fabulous New Must Have from Heidi Swapp!

Hey everyone!

I am still sharing new releases from Creativation and this is one of my favorites!  I love a product that gives the things you already have legs to even further and this is definitely one of them!

Heidi Swapp introduced a toner ink that allows you to stamp AND then put gold foil on top of your ink! You top it with the foil and run it through the machine and VOILA!  Some stunning gold foil flowers from Penny Black or golden gnomes from Lawn Fawn!

I love that it uses things you already have - stamps and maybe a Minc machine(?) to make them go even further!  You  can see the whole thing in action right here!


This is available for PREORDER now - I don't have a ship date, but I know they will be a hot item when they arrive!  So, if you want us to pull you one from the first shipment, get your name in the order book by calling or messaging the store! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, February 3, 2020

February Fun!

Hey y'all! 

I hope you all had a blast this weekend!  I loved seeing all the pictures and friendly faces.  We loved hosting you all (as always) and hope you got lots of creative time!  But, now, we are on to February and have a busy calendar full of more opportunities!

February 8


Missy is teaching a back to basics Bible Journaling class!  This is a great class for anyone who is new or experienced in the world of bible journaling.  Missy is a great teacher and you will learn a TON! Grab your seat right here.

February 9

Margaret is hosting a new Make and Take on Sunday!  This is a totally free event and does NOT require pre-registration.  And, it is open to anyone 11 and up :)  Plus, you can register for a drawing of some adorable Valentine's goodies from Authentique and Bella Blvd! 

February 15

Who is ready to get Inky?  Margaret is hosting another incredible Saturday for the Inky Chicks!  The skill and technique for the month is still TBD, but you will walk out with tons of new ideas for creating.  Grab your spot here - it fills up quickly!

February 25



It's another AMAZING scrap club and our theme is eat the cake!  Come make three gorgeous spreads that are perfect for your family birthdays!  We are using Pebbles' line - Happy Cake Day.  I love that these are not gendered and perfect for any birthday in your family.  Scrap Club fills up super fast so make sure you grab your seat!

February 29

Celebrate the bonus day with bonus crafting and bonus shopping!  We are having our VIC Shopping Day and you can come grab 25% off your entire purchase.  This special discount is just for our VIC's - if you don't know if you are a VIC, you can call the store and find out!  We can't wait to see you there!

I know there will be more goodies added to the calendar as the month goes on, so stay tuned!  Plus, we are expecting our new Creativation orders to start rolling in soon (SQUEEEE!!!)

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, January 31, 2020

More New Simple Stories!

Happy Friday!

I know you all are looking forward to the retreat this weekend!  I wish I could be there - this is the first January retreat I am missing in a long time, but my littlest is just too little to leave for a weekend! 

I wanted to share the end of Simple Stories latest release - I feel like they have a TON of new lines.  There are new lines to share AND a new release of just the basics pieces an parts that I love!  They will be great staples for anything and everything you need to create!  Friendly reminder that all of this is PREORDER ONLY!  I don't have a shipping date or time frame yet, but if you get it in the order book, we will let you know when it lands in the store!

Okay, first up, Simple Vintage Great Escape!  This is a great vintage-y, outdoor-ish line!  I love that this has a lighter feel than a lot of Graphic 45, but all the fabulous vintage feel!




I am loving this travel line!  It reminds me of some classic Jillibean Soup with the bright colors and fun graphics!




Got a teen girl to scrapbook for?  Got a teen girl who loves to scrap?  This line is perfect for her!  Kate and Ash is a super line your teens and tweens with the bright colors, bold shapes, and some very FRIENDS like fonts (wink wink)!  I am loving this line and think it would be perfect for some girls night outs or even a weekend away with your besties!




And this is the brand new color set that I was talking about - COLOR VIBE!  It has lots of different letter sets and cardstocks in 24 colors.  They are set in color families - lights, brights, bolds, and neutrals.  You can see the alpha sets similar to Thickers and then the multisets that come in letter booklets with the bold font and the color block fonts! 





Which line (or lines) are you most excited to see in the store?  All of this is available for pre-order and I do not have a shipping date yet! 

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