Monday, July 30, 2007

Last Call for a Revolution!

Last call for a Quickutz Revolution priced at $79.99.
You still have today, so don't let this fabulous deal pass you up. If you can't make it to the store you can call 773-935-0585 and pay by phone.

Have a fabulous day and remember

don't let your memories blow away!

Do You Want to Meet Up?

Windy City Scrapbooking has coordinated a Meetup called "Windy City Scrapbooking Group". It is way for people with common interests and hobbies to "meet up". We are looking for all those scrapbookers, card makers, and other paper artists to join our group. Our first meeting will be held on Monday at 7:00pm at Windy City Scrapbooking. We will do a make-n-take, enjoy dessert and discuss topics for upcoming meetings. I am sure each of you has some secret technique or extraordinary project to share. It will be a great time and we hope you will attend. Take a moment to register by click here

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pickles and Ice Cream?

Rusty Pickle
Win a Pickle Party with Lance...
The deadline is August 17th.
Please feel free to e-mail with questions. Thank you
This is a themed album contest. The theme is "Story of..."

Let's talk about prizes first...
Winning album recieves:
*Dinner with Lance for you and three of your friends.
*Class with Lance at your local scrapbook store with you and twenty of your closest friends.
*Win a spot at our annual design team chef retreat.

Here's how it works:
*Albums must be 20 pages (10 front and back.)
*Albums must use 90% Rusty Pickle Product.
*Albums must be Rusty Pickle approved (8x8, 12x12, Rusty Pickle Binders, Slim Jim Album,
Souvenier Album, 6x10 Album.
*Albums must include photos.
* All albums must be submitted on contest site on or before August 17th.
*Twenty-five semi finalists will be notified and asked to mail their album to Rusty Pickle to be received by September 1st.
*Semi Finalists albums will be featured in a Rusty Pickle Idea Book.

All entries need to include name, address, local scrapbook store, phone number, and email address
The store with the most contest entries wins:
*A weekend retreat with Lance at your store. There will be a Friday night class and crop and four Saturday classes. Classes can have twenty students each.

Check Out Rusty Pickle Contest Site Info

Skinny Cow Ice Cream "Queen of the Crop"
Show off your cleverest crops and loveliest layouts by entering the Skinny Cow scrapbooking contest. You could win fabulous prizes and, of course, bragging rights!
Entry Categories:

Best “Girls’ Night Out” Page
Best “Crop Party” Page
Best “Scrapbook Convention” Page
One entry per person per category — the same entry cannot be submitted in multiple categories
How to Enter

Create a one page (12"x12") layout that includes at least the following elements:
2 photos
1 journalizing block
1 title
1 or more accents/embellishments.
Scan and print, photograph or color copy the layout to a 6"x6" size.
On the back of the layout, clearly print in ink
Your Name
Phone Number
Date of Birth
Email Address (if any)
Entry Category for Your Layout
List the Supplies Used to Create the Entry
Mail the completed Official Entry Form and a color copy of your original scrapbooking page via USPS first class mail.
Entries will be scored based on the following:

Relevance to Theme
Bonus Points for incorporating The Skinny Cow® brand personality or products!

Entries must be postmarked by 7/31/07 for receipt by 8/6/07. See Official Rules for full details and entry guidelines.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Quickutz Revolution Special Ending Soon

Saw this dog on the way to Starbucks this morning and had to take a picture. He's defintiely going into my summer journal. Isn't he absolutely adorable!!!

Wow only 4 days left in July! Where did this month go? Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

Just a quick reminder about the Quickutz Revolution priced at $79.99! This offer is good in the month of July, so be sure to tell your fellow paper crafters, teachers, friends, etc. about it. This price is just too good to pass up. If you would like to see what the Revolution can do, stop on in and we will gladly demo it for you. If you have questions, feel free to call the store at 773-935-0585.

If you have any special photos taken this summer, please email them to - we'd love to post them for other's to see too!

Have a fabulous weekend and remember Don't Let Your Memories Blow Away!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

How Many Days Till Christmas?

Click here to see

Don't Worry, you still have some time and we've got something to help you along. Until the end of the month (July 31st), Windy City Scrapbooking is having a Christmas in July sale! This means you get to save 35% on select Christmas items.

This is a great time to finish up any Christmas layouts from previous years and get a jump start for this year. Have you thought about making your own cards to mail to your friends and family? That could be a gift in itself for many and we will have a Holiday Card Class starting in September.

Be sure to check out the August Class Schedule. We added some new and fun classes for you to try out and remember Don't Let Your Memories Blow Away!

Monday, July 23, 2007

August Calendar is Available

To assist you with your planning needs - the August Calendar is available. Please take a moment to check out some of the new and ongoing classes being offered.

If you have a suggestion for a new class, please feel free to email us at:

Click Here for Calendar

Windy City "Flips" with Lance from Rusty Pickle

Sunday was the last day for the CHA Summer trade show. It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend in Chicago for site seeing and enjoying the city . On Sunday evening Lance from the Rusty Pickle showed us how to make a very cool Summer Slim Jim book (it looked like flip flops from the outside-too cute!).

It was truly a very exciting week for all! Our thanks go to all the guests who came to Windy City Scrapbooking to share their creativity and continually inspire us. You are absolutely awsome!! We want to thank all of you who attended the various events scheduled this week. You are amazing!!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Finally the best news is yet to come. Items that were released at the Summer CHA will soon be available at WCS and I am sure you'll absolutely love it!! There will be more to say in upcoming posts. For now, I bid you a good night!! :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Danelle Johnson WOW's Them at Windy City

On Saturday Evening Danelle Johnson came to WOW us (and she did!) with her make-n-take project. A big thank you to all those who stopped by the store to welcome Danielle. And a huge thanks to Danielle for inspiring us once again.

Here's Danelle on the left and Christina and Danelle in the lower left photo.
It's been an exciting week for these ladies.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

QuicKutz Extravaganza at Windy City Scrapbooking

Friday was Wild and Crazy for the team at Windy City Scrapbooking!!. Most of the staff was at CHA oogling all the new and beautiful items that are an absolute "MUST HAVE" for the store.
After the daytime events, they were on to night time festivities. Kyle and Spencer from Quickutz demo'd the new Cookie Cutter Dies at the store. The guys were wonderful and a lot of fun too.

For the big news. 2 raffles were held for shopping sprees at Windy City for Quickutz products. (1 - $300 and 1 for $500). Wow that could certainly buy alot of new dies! Thank you to all who were there for the demo and fun. A HUGE thank you to the Quickutz Team of Kyle and Spencer.

Here is the drawing of the grand prize raffle winner!!

Don't Forget Sunday, July 22nd -- Rusty Pickle class with Lance @ 6:30 p.m.
Call 773-935-0585 to Reserve a Spot!
We'll have extended hours all week>!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Windy City Scrapbooking Welcomes Suzy West!

Smiling Faces are:
(Left Picture)
(Christina, Suzy & Susan)
(Right Picture)
(Suzy with Alraynita)

On Thursday evening Suzy West was "hanging-out" at Windy City Scrapbooking! A huge "Thank You" to Suzy West for teaching a class on making a fabulous 2008 Hanging Calendar!

Be sure to check out the CHA festivities at Windy City Scrapbooking on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! We are open "late" and have some special guests conducting classes.

Special Classes and Guests this Week at Windy City Scrapbooking!
We hope you can join us once or twice for a variety of exciting events!

Friday, July 20th -- QuicKutz Demos & store crop from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 21st -- Creative Cafe Make & Take w/ Danelle Johnson from 8-10 p.m.

Sunday, July 22nd -- Rusty Pickle class with Lance @ 6:30 p.m.

Call 773-935-0585 to Reserve a Spot!
We'll have extended hours all week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy!

Welcome to Chicago!
The Lasting Impressions Team visited Windy City Scrapbooking on Wednesday and unveiled version 2.o of Memory Mixer. Memory Mixer is a software that lets you create your scrapbooks digitally. Memory Mixer is an amazingly easy and efficient way to create, narrate, share and design absolutely fabulous bound scrapbooks. It is truly a multi-media memory experience! Let your imagination run wild as you choose how you want to create each of your digital MemoryMixer scrapbook albums!

If you missed this class - don't worry! Call the store and we can set up a demonstration for you!

Click here to see Memory Mixer Features

Here's are a picture of the entire group and the Lasting Impressions Team. A big "Thank You" to all who attended Wednesday's class and to the Lasting Impressions Team!!
Can't wait to see what our new Memory Mixer designers create. Be sure to share with us :).

Lots Planned for CHA !
We hope you can join us once or twice for a variety of exciting events!

Thursday, July 19th 2008 Calendar Class with Suzy West @ 7 p.m.

Friday, July 20th -- QuicKutz Demos & store crop from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 21st -- Creative Cafe Make & Take w/ Danelle Johnson from 8-10 p.m.

Sunday, July 22nd -- Rusty Pickle class with Lance @ 6:30 p.m.

Call 773-935-0585 to Reserve a Spot!
We'll have extended hours all week.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bring Your Memories to Life, Digitally!

Memory Mixer with the Lasting Impressions Team!
Wednesday, July 18th at 7:30pm
at Windy City Scrapbooking

Learn to bring your memories to life digitally! Using the Memory Mixer computer software you will learn how to insert photos, text, music and more to your backgrounds and create distinct digital layouts. Learn to combine digital elements with real life embellishments once you've printed the digital layout.

Optional to bring: your laptop with memory Mixer loaded on it (if you have!)Photos on CD or on your camera with the cord to attach the camera to a computer,
otherwise you can use our store computers! Approximately 2 hours and it’s FREE!!!
Stop by or call us at 773-935-0585 to register.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Trivia Question

Do you know who the new Flagship Store is for Luxe?

You guessed it!!

Windy City Scrapbooking (WCS)!

The new Luxe papers, jotters, etc. are available at WCS right now!! Here are some pictures of our valued customers who joined us at the Arty Party – showing off the 2 new Luxe lines of papers (Polo and Pashmina) and jotters --fun punchout journaling blocks.

Here are pictures (Left to right) of Jennifer (Luxe) , Emily (Luxe) and Christina (WCS) at the Arty Party held Monday Night at Windy City Scrapbooking!

Just a reminder, this week (July 16 -22) is CHA (Craft and Hobby Association )! Be sure to check out the guest instructors that will be holding classes (only this week) at Windy City Scrapbooking at

Arty Party with Luxe Designs

Arty Party - Emily Adams and Jennifer Moody of Luxe Designs

Be one of the FIRST people in the WORLD to see and play with the new Luxe Designs' collections -- Polo, Pashmina and Jotters! Join Emily and Jennifer as they host our first (but not last) "Arty Party" -- a fun make and take with these new products!

When: Monday, July 16th, 6:30-8 p.m.

Cost: Free, walk ins are welcome, but in order to reserve materials we highly recommend that you RSVP for this event!

Register: Come in to the store, call us at 773-935-0585, or send an email to our staff at

Be sure to let us know if you liked it with your comments!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

CHA is Coming to Chicago

Windy City Scrapbooking welcomes CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) to Chicago July 19-22, 2007. Guest instructors include Suzy West, the Lasting Impressions' Memory Mixer team, Danelle Johnson, and Lance Anderson from Rusty Pickle! Windy City Scrapbooking will have extended hours, too! See our CHA Page for more details! And if you love Bazzill's Cardstock with an Edge, be sure to click here for our Internet Coupon!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

July Special Quickutz Revolution Sale

It's Christmas in July at Windy City Scrapbooking. The Quickutz Revolution is priced at $79.99 saving you a whopping $70.00! This sale is only good in the month of July, so be sure to tell your fellow paper crafters, teachers, friends, etc. This deal is just too good to pass up. If you would like to see what the Revolution can do, stop on in and we will gladly demo it for you.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and we'll have more to post about some very special events going on next week!

Windy City Scrapbooking

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Welcome to Windy City Scrapbooking's Blog

Wow we finally did it. Windy City Scrapbooking has a new blog called The Breezebloggers. Welcome to all!