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

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

New Line Coming Soon!

Happy Wednesday everyday!

I hope you guys are having a great week!  I wanted to share this new line with you all.  It doesn't ship until July and I am not sure exactly how we will handle distribution... but it is definitely ordered!  So, check out this SUPER ADORABLE line from Photoplay.  It is called The New Normal.  I love how it has all the new "catchphrases" of the pandemic.  It brings some fun and light into some of the most stressful times.  These are some of my favorite pieces and parts of the line!






If you are itching to have this line, go ahead and send us a message - we will file it in the order book for you!  Once things settle down a bit, we will figure out how to do orders and all the good things that come along with it!  We so appreciate everyone's patience as we find... the new normal!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Monday, June 22, 2020

Free Project Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!

Can we make free things a requirement for Mondays?  I think we should!  Life is still busy at the store, getting cleanup underway and making plans for rebuilding. 

I wanted to share these super cute projects that correspond with the Simple Stories line Going Places!  This is perfect for a little staycation album, your favorite trip from last year, or even pre-making an album for your first trip post pandemic!  You can get all the ideas right here!  I LOVE the very first scrapbook layout on the idea sheet.


How cute is this little camera mini album?  I am loving this too!  There are tons of pictures of its "inners" at the link. 


 I love this idea sheet full of layouts, mini albums, cards, and more.  Is there a line you would love to see more ideas for?

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A Little Update....

Hey friends,

In case you have missed it over the past few days, we have had to close the store for a bit.  On Sunday night, we had a pipe burst on the second floor and it flooded downstairs, dropped some ceiling, and consequently ruined a tremendous amount of product, shipping supplies, and the building in general. 

Thankfully, recovery and rehab is already underway with the professional help of ServPro.  Sara is gathering orders that were packed for shipping to get them out soon.  In the meantime, we are currently paused on all sales and store entry.  We are working on getting an alternative system up and running, but we are working on recovery first.  You can see more information, videos, and details on our Facebook page.

We are all heartbroken, but hopeful and excited for the future of the store.  We will be reopening (and redecorating!) as soon as possible!  I think I can speak for all of the City Chicks when we say how appreciative we are for the support you all have given us over the past few months - between Covid closings and now the flood - I think we have the best group of groupies on the planet! 

I will let you know more information as I get it... and until then, keep scrapping with the stash you have!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Squeee!

Happy Monday Friends!

First up... I just wanted to let you know that I got a sneak peek at Paige Evan's brand new line and it is so so so pretty!  I can't publicly share photos of it with you until July 3rd, but it is ALL ordered (so you can go ahead and get your preorders in if you know you want it all)!  You can follow Paige Evans over on Instagram and on her Facebook group for some sneak peeks!  It is so so cute! 

In the mean time, I can share this adorable Echo Park line that is in the store now!  It is really cute and perfect for summer staycation adventures! 
I am loving the blues and greens!  And, that pink is giving me all kinds of watermelon feels.  I know a few people stopped by to grab theirs over the weekend.  If you aren't able to make it to the store, give us a call and we can hold it for you ... or ship it to you too!

Now, go get crafty!
Lesley

Friday, June 12, 2020

New Crafting Surfaces Headed Here Soon!

Hi Friends!

I hope you all have had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend!  I am hoping to squeeze in a little bit of crafting time... but we will see!  I am so so so excited about these new craft surfaces that have been ordered already!

We R Memory Keepers has released a new line of 5 different craft mats and surfaces.  I can't wait to share them with you... and why you need each one!  They are perfect for different styles and types of crafters - something for everyone!

First up... the paper mat!  With 40 sheets, this tear off set up is great for testing out stamp combinations, making notes, doodles, or checking those ink colors!  And, at 24x18inches, you will have tons of space for layouts, cards, or banner making!



This is a glass mat!  I know my mixed media friends know how awesome they are!  It is great for blending or mixing, gluing or cutting for any type of project.  It is easy clean up and also in 24x18inches, big enough for any project you are working on!


Any seamstresses in the house?  This is a self-healing cutting and craft mat!  It is perfect for tiny detail work - especially if you love to use an exacto knife or a rotary cutter.  This one is also 24x18 inches and a great all purpose mat too!  Plus it is lighter weight than glass, so good for travel!


This one is an 11x6 inch foam mat!  It is perfect for puncturing or piercing your pages!  Looking for a hand pierced design to harness your inner Paige Evans?  This is the mat for you!  Poke your holes, keep your paper crisp, and your fingers in tact!


Unfortunately these next two do not have cool "in-use" images but they are great!  The first one is a silicone mat.  If you love to emboss, this is the mat for you.  It is heat resistent and wipes clean easily from glue or paint.  I love to use this one with my tool that seals up my project life pockets!  It is 8.5x11 inches.
 And, last, but definitely not least is the gel mat!  It is just the right amount of sticky for tiny things.  It holds beads and gems in place, along with tiny pieces of paper or supplies for print making.  The gel mat is also 8.5x11 inches.  I think this would be a great gift if you have a friend who is a crafter into beads or sewing. 
Now, I just need a mat that holds my scissors in front of my face, because I can never find those!  Which ones of these do you think is a must-have in your craft space?  I love that they are all really versatile and easy to clean!  

Sara has ordered these, but they haven't shipped yet!  We are hoping they are on their way soon!  If you can't wait, go ahead and call or message and we can add your favorite to the order book!

Now, go get crafty - and come see us!  We are definitely open for shopping, browsing, and a little fun!
Lesley