Monday, August 10, 2020

Cutest Free Folio How To!

 Happy Monday everyone!


I hope you guys had a great weekend!  We are still making progress this week on re-opening the store and have lots going on!  I can't wait for you all to see it!


In the meantime, if you need some inspiration, I have it here!  Photoplay is releasing their step-by-step instructions for how to make this precious folio album.  It features their New Normal line that is all about the recent pandemic. 

However, you could totally personalize it to use whatever paper line you are dying to use in a mini-album!  

Actually, click here for instructions....

How cute is this thing!?!  I am loving all the pockets and tags and I love that this would be a great project for an afternoon.  You can get the New Normal paperline from us and the folio bases too!  Send us an email or a message for your favorites!

Now, go get crafty!

Lesley

Monday, August 3, 2020

August Events!

Happy Monday everyone!

I cannot believe that we are in August and summer time is coming to a screeching halt!  We send my biggest kid to kindergarten next week and I just don't know if I am ready yet!  I am, however, super excited about those back to school pictures :) 

Checking in on the calendar, we don't have much going on, as we are in the throes of construction and rebuilding.  I can't wait for you to see our brand new(ish) store!  Sara has been busy shopping for the little things that are going to make it just absolutely perfect. 

We were expecting Paige Evans to come this month, but unfortunately, in the light of Covid and construction, we are going to reschedule.  Hopefully, in a time when everyone can come scrapbook without worry, mask, or copious amounts of hand sanitizer.  Stay tuned to the blog and Facebook for her new dates!  If you had registered for her classes, you should have recieved an email and a refund for her classes.  We will be doing a new registration for them - with her brand new line coming out soon!

Also, we are having to cancel our August Olympics crop!  The rules on social gatherings and general concern for your health and well-being mean that it is best to postpone for the future.  If you were registered, you should have recieved an email with instructions.  Email the store if you have not gotten one (about two weeks ago).  Maybe we will have a little virtual cropping going on instead! 

And, last, but not least, don't forget to check out our photo challenge!  We are hosting on our Instagram page, but you can check out the prompt list below and follow along - with or without the 'Gram!  Be sure to participate - I would love to feature some entries here on the blog! 


Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, July 27, 2020

Free Printables!

Happy Monday everyone! 

I hope you guys had a great weekend!  We went school supply shopping for a brand new kindergartener.  And, yes, I am already planning those first day of school pictures for an adorable layout.

But, before we get started on all the back to school stuff, I wanted to share some free printables with you guys - courtesy of Simple Stories! 

I am loving all these super cute projects using the new line Simple Vintage Coastal!  There are lots of projects - including cards, mini albums, and full layouts.  Plus, this link has a ton of proejcts with other lines as well.  It is definitely worth checking out if you are in need of some inspiration with a Simple Stories line or just some general scrap lifting! 

I would love to see what you guys are creating!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Inspiration Groups!

Hi Friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend.  One of the highlights of my weekend is seeing all of your amazing works in progress on our Sunday Share page!  If you have missed it, every Sunday, you guys get to share what you are currently working on in a Facebook thread and I am constantly amazed at the creativity and skills you all have... and not just scrapping!  There are lots of house projects, cooking, and a little gardening thrown in too! 

When I am looking for inspiration, I have a few places I love to go -

Paige Evan's has a facebook group where people share what they are creating!

Shimelle also has a Facebook group too!

I love Instagram and their Collection feature that you can save layouts and projects you like.  Plus, be sure to give us a follow too!

Last weekend, I got invited to a Zoom crop that was such a treat to see so many friendly faces, especially since I live far away from my cropping friends. 

If you do not have a paid Zoom account, I was thinking about how to virtually crop with friends...  Has anyone tried the Facebook rooms feature?  My book club has used it a few times.  It is free, which is nice, and is always open, so no one has to organize an event.  I love the idea of being able to sit down for a few minutes of crafting, opening my computer, and maybe stumbling on a friendly face also crafting! 

How are you keeping up with your crafting friends?

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday Updates!

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all are gearing up for another great weekend!  We are busy bees at the store :) If you haven't seen the latest update, you can find out what is going on in the store with remodel and reconstruction on our Facebook page right here!

Because there is SOOO much going on in the store right now and things are very crazy inside, we are putting our online store on pause for the time being.  We will have preorders available, as well as some specialty items available.  The best way to find out what is available for order is to keep your eyes on our Facebook page. 

We are excited to start planning our reopening bash in August!  Anyone have any ideas of what we should do for reopening?  Drop your ideas in the comments!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

July Classes!

Hello friends!

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend!  Ours was a little crazier than planned, but we are happy to be back home after a spontaneous road trip.  I wanted to share this month's upcoming classes... as you should expect, they are all online.  Our wonderful store is in the process is being remodeled after an unexpected flood last month!  It will be even better than before and we can't wait to have everyone back soon!

Okay... onto the classes!
July 11

Hooray for Bible Journaling!  Missy is back leading the monthly Bible Journaling Storytelling classes with the theme of Seeds this month.  It is a great class for any bible journaler - new or experienced - and you will learn a ton of new techniques and more.  You can grab a seat on the waitlist right here!

July 13


Learn to make some gorgeous watercolor art with Michelle!  She is teaching a watercolor stamping class with these two gorgeous images above!  Plus, I love that this class uses rental supplies.  We can ship them to you or you can pick up in the store.  Make sure you love this new technique before you invest in all the goodies!  Grab a spot in the class right here!

July 14

Welcome to Intro to Copics online with Michelle!  This month we are focusing on flicking, blending, light sources and more!  We will channel all of our knowledge into creating this gorgeous floral card from Gina K Designs.  We have Copics for purchase or class kits for rental available as well.  Grab a seat in the class right here!

July 20

This is the cutest class and makes the absolute cutest cards!  Join us and create these little dragon cards.  We will be using our Copics (available for rent!) to bring fun and dimension to birthday cards!  We are using a new to the store stamp company, Whimsy Stamps, and I think you all are going to love them!  Grab your class seat right here!

July 28

Welcome to Scrap Club this month!  Instead of in person, you will get full color instructions for making 3 two page layouts.  We are featuring Sara's favorite line of the year (and mine too!) Carta Bella's Family Game night.  You can get your kit right here!

We can't wait to see you all virtually!  Don't forget to get registered for these classes - they will go quick! 
Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, July 3, 2020

SQUEEEEE! New Paige Evans is Here!

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all are gearing up for a great holiday weekend!  I am very excited to have a little bit of family time this weekend.  But, before we get to the celebration of our country, I have a brand new line to share with you all!

We are so thrilled to have ALL of this new line from Paige Evans called Take the Scenic Route!  It is absolutely stunning and delightfully bright!  I am loving this line and can't wait to get my hands on it!  It will be shipping in mid to late July, so I don't have an arrival date yet! 












I love her florals (as always!) and the travel theme running through this line!  It is super cute!  We will be taking pre-orders, so feel free to send us a message with your wishlist or in a few days, we will have an online link to preorders!

Now, have a great holiday weekend and go get crafty!
Lesley

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy July!

Hi friends!

I am busy prepping my notebook from last month with my reading journal and just finished ordering my BRAND NEW PLANNER! It is the small things in life right :)  I wanted to share some super cute layouts for July planners! 












These are super cute and I love that *most* of them are pretty easy to draw, for the illustration challenged!  Plus, this little graphic has a great list of July doodles too!  I love the grill and the cupcakes! 

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley


Monday, June 29, 2020

Lawn Fawn Is Here!

Happy Monday everyone!

I have some excellent news to kick off your week!  We are so excited to have the ENTIRE new Lawn Fawn release IN THE STORE! That's right, you can get all your favorites from their incredible new release right now!  You can shop for it all at this link right here.  But, if you aren't sure if you need new Lawn Fawn (the answer is always yes, you do!), check out some highlights from this release!







































There are so many amazing and adorable options!  I can't wait to see what you all are creating with these new stamp and die sets!  We have them at the store and will be working on fulfilling those orders!  You can order online and any order of $50 ships for free!  Woot!  The link for all this adorable-ness is right here!

Now, go get crafty (and ordering)!
Lesley