Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We have a Winner!

We have tallied all the votes -- via comments, email and phone calls! This was our most overwhelming vote counting yet -- there were lots of votes! Drum roll, please......the winner of our Luxe Designs' Contest is the Card Box! Congratulations to Karen P. who has won 2 free Luxe Designs' classes this Saturday, September 1st! And congratulations to our runner-up, Sylvia S., who has won one free Luxe class on Saturday, and one half priced Luxe Designs' class on Saturday! Congratulations and thank you to both of these fine scrappers who took the plunge and posted their projects for us all to see! We hope to see more projects from you all soon!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Vote for your favorite Luxe Designs' project

We have our entries for the Luxe Designs' contest -- please vote* for your favorite (vote for "card box" --as seen on the left or vote for "layout" as seen on the right)! You have until 6 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, August 29th to vote -- so check out these projects and let us know which you vote for! And don't be afraid to ask friends and family to vote, too! The more the merrier! The results will be posted before 6 p.m. on Thursday the 30th! Good luck and thank you to everyone who participates! Watch for more great events and contests soon!

*Voting can be done by posting a comment to this blog entry, calling the store (773-935-0585) or by emailing Thank you!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Win a free Luxe Designs' Exclusive Class

on Saturday, Sept. 1st, 2007!
Jennifer Lynn Moody will be teaching 2 classes exclusively at WCS on Saturday, September 1st and you can win a free or discounted class admission!
All you have to do is submit a paper crafting project* by emailing a photo or jpg of the project to by 10 a.m. Central Time, Monday, August 27th! After that, we will set up voting and the winner will receive 2 FREE Luxe Designs classes on Saturday, Sept. 1st! (Winner to be announced by Wednesday, August 29th.) But that’s not all – just for posting a project, you are eligible to register for BOTH classes – you can never get enough of the fabulous Luxe Designs creations! -- for only $15 each (this means you can get 2 classes for the price of one!)

*Project details – any paper crafting project is acceptable – scrapbook page(s), cards, altered items, home d├ęcor, etc. The project submitted must be your original idea and made up primarily of Luxe Designs’ products – paper, purse kits, alphabets, Jotters, Rubs, etc. Also, a “recipe card” listing all products used in the project must be submitted at the same time as the project.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Did You Enter the Luxe Designs Contest?

There is still a little time left for you to submit your Luxe Project. You could win a pretty cool prize! Be sure to check out the post on the blog explaining all the details of the contest. The classes are being offered by Jennifer Lynn Moody of Luxe Designs and are described on our website at

Just a quick (no pun intended) reminder about the QuicKutz Calvin Alphabet special!
More information is available for your at

Have a Wonderful Weekend and remember

"don't let your memories blow away!"

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Quickutz Retirements-Calvin Alphabet Special!!

Did you know Calvin is one of the QuicKutz alphabets to be retired. It's on sale from

regularly $149.99 to now $99.99!!
(8/22-8/31/07 only)

No other discounts or coupons APPLY except the QK QT (QK Club) discount! This font will be discontinued by the end of September or when supplies run out so get it now!

It's still not too late to join the Quickutz QT Club and benefit from your club membership!
August 2007’s QK Club only promotion – Buy a font, get a QK gift bag free (valued over $30)!

Be sure to check out the new releases on Windy City's QuicKutz Page.

Fun New Releases!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Card Case Holder Tutorial

Here are the materials needed:
2 sheets of card stock (you can also use designer paper, however it should be sturdy and double sided)
cutting and scoring tools

Step 1
Cut both sheets of card stock to 8 ¼ x 7 ½ inches

Step 2
Score on the 8 ¼ side of both sheets at the ½ inch mark and turn to the other side of the sheet.

Step 3
Score at the 1 ¾ inch mark and 2 inch mark (both sheets).

Step 4
Score on the 7 ½ side of both sheets at ¾ inch mark and 1 inch mark; turn and do the same on the other side.

Step 5
You will have a sheet that looks like this.

Step 6
Cut the squares on all 4 sides of both sheets.

Step 7
Fold all scored lines inward (careful around the 1/4 inch score lines).

Step 8
Place adhesive on 1 of the ½ inch center folds and adhere the other sheet on top of it.

Step 9
Now you have one piece. Place adhesive on the outer folds and adhere to the folded in sides. This will now take shape of a card case. Do this to both sides.

Step 10
Add cards and envelopes inside for gifts. If you are decorating the outer box, remember to decorate prior to step 9.

There are lots of options with this case. You can add ribbons, magnets, buttons to close the case. Also the size can be adjusted for most any envelope size you are working with. This tutorial is for an A2 card/envelope.

Enjoy and if you need a template feel free to email and we'll get one out to you.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Quickutz Club

It's official!
Our new Club is called "The quicKutz QT's", or "The QK QT's"!
Congrats to Roseann O. who wins our first Blog Candy --a free 6 month QK QT membership! Remember, today is the last day to earn a second free August shape if you sign up for our Club today! Membership enrollment is continuous, but today is the last day for that special perk! And our first meeting is Sunday at 3 p.m. (Club members are NOT required to attend, but I can tell you there are extra perks for attending -- and one is sneak peeks and early purchasing!)

Have you voted yet for your favorite name for our new Quickutz Club? Check out the earlier post and post your vote here for the name you like!!(Or you can call us at the store 773-935-0585 or email us at!)

Or if you have another name you would like post that as well! But this must be done by 12:00 p.m. August 14th, 2007! We will announce the winner by August 15th at noon!!!!

Have you joined the QuicKutz club yet? Why not?! Have you seen the awesome benefits you will receive once you are a part of the club????(

For those of you who have joined the club our first meeting will be this Sunday, August 19th, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. You will receive an email soon telling you all about what we will doing on Sunday if you have already signed up! (And if not-now is a great time to join! :) )

Saturday, August 11, 2007


We all scream for paper!! Look at all the paper for sale this weekend!!!!!!

Have you made it in yet? Paper by the Pound is an awesome deal- so hurry in because you only have until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2007 to get the deal of the century!

Did I mention what a great deal you are getting? Come see all the beautiful papers for sale!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Paper by the Pound Sale Only 1 Day Away

Paper by the Pound Super Sale This Weekend

August 11 and August 12

Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm

(Until Supply Lasts!)

Stock Up On:
Vellum , Patterned Paper, Card Stock and More!!
That's right, you can buy paper by the pound or half pound and stock up for scrapbooking, kids' activities/crafts, teacher's classroom, gift wrap, etc.

Mix and Match:
Per Pound Price is only $12.00!
1/2 Pound Price is $7.00

2265 North Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614 PH# 935-0585

The sale begins in our classroom at 10:00 am on Saturday and goes through Sunday or until we are sold out! No early birds or sneak peeks! Quantities and paper styles are limited.

Have a wonderful weekend and remember...

"don't let your memories blow away"

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Stop and Smell the Flowers

These days we are all so busy --especially trying to finish everything we want to from the rest of the summer. It is so often hard to remember to stop and smell the flowers. I was so happy to remember that when Al sent in her Design Team layout today -- a gorgeous page detailing her twins' special gift to their mommy -- bouquets of fresh cut "flowers". I love the line in her journaling about not telling the kids that the flowers are weeds and how she is going to enjoy those flowers-- Al really knows what it is to capture a moment and hold onto it! {I hope you can read the journaling -- if not let us know and we can have Al post it for us!} Let us know what little moments you have captured recently! Photos welcome! Happy Scrapping!

-don't let your memories blow away--

Christina @ Windy City Scrapbooking

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Blog Candy Anyone?

Blog Candy Give Away!!!!

Windy City Scrapbooking is starting a QuicKutz Club (details below). We are asking for your creative assistance in naming this group. Can you help us?

Please leave a comment, telling us your Group Name Suggestion and your favorite die(s). If you have pictures of layouts or cards created with your QuicKutz Die, feel free to email them to . We would love to show them off to the rest of the group. You have 1 week to submit Club Names and the winner will be posted on Monday, August 13!

Now here's the best part, The Blog Candy!

If your name gets picked - you will receive a six month membership - FREE! Valued at $60.00!! So put your thinking caps on!

Here are the details on the Membership:

* Members receive 30% off all QuicKutz (except those that cannot be discounted*)
* One free shape per monthly shape release - a $6.99 value (chosen by WCS). Sign up by
August 15th and get an extra free shap from August's shape release!
* Monthly meeting with tip(s) or project
* Discounts on classes with QK designers or reps
* Sneak peeks and early bird purchasing
* Free shipping for QuicKutz purchases over $150 (after discount)
* Special offers throughout the year onl;y for club members!

August QuicKutz Club Special
Buy a QuicKutz Font
and get a
QK gift bag free!
(Valued at over $30)

Get all this & more for $60 for a 6 month membership!(Charter Club Member Rate)

Here's the Fine Print:
(*items that cannot be discounted include, but are not limited to, Silhouette, Limited Edition dies, Exclusive dies, & the Revolution tool)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

What? Love Your Curves??

I was walking around the store and happened to go back to the class room and saw Danielle working on a very cool layout. When I asked her what it was - she told me it was "Love Your Curves". I looked a little perplexed? So I quickly glanced over her shoulder and saw what she was creating. We both had big smiles on our faces - and you will too when you see that layout!! Can't say much more - but I know your gonna "love it"

Here' Danielle working very diligently. The "Love Your Curves" class will be offered in September along with another class Danielle is putting together called "Keep It Simple Scrapper".

Tomorrow there is some awesome news about QuicKutz and an upcoming Auction! Your invited to both!

Have a wonderful day and remember...

don't let your memeries blow away!