Friday, September 28, 2007

It A Scrappin' Pink Weekend at Windy City!!

Ok the weekend has finally arrived - wooohoooo!! It's been a long week, hasn't it? Anyway it's time for you to play, play, play and we've got a great line up of things for this Scrap Pink Weekend.

All around the country there will be women cropping to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Why not join us at Windy City - food, fun, raffles and lots of croppin' going on for this worthy cause.
Here's the schedule (there are still some spots available)
Friday - 5:30pm - 11:00pm - Cost $15
Saturday - 10 am until 11:00pm** hours extended - Cost $50
Sunday - 11:00am - 5:00pm - Cost $15
*Crops include your meals, beverages, snacks, raffles.

Reserve your spot - Call 773-935-0585
10% of crop fees and sales will go to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Another quick reminder, Sunday, September 30th is the last day in which your purchases (receipts) can be used toward scrapbucks for the Auction. Remember you can only use your August and September receipts !! As of Monday you can bring in your receipts and we will redeem them for scrapbucks that can be used at the Auction.
Have A Fabulous Weekend!!
WindyCity Staff :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Blog Candy -- Free Stickers!

Just a fast note with some Blog Candy! We just received some cute "buddies" stickers from EK Success and they are just perfect for scrapbooking or card making! There is a free set of "buddies" stickers for the first 24 people who sign up for our blog's feed! The only catch is, you must be able to pick them up at the store (or actual postage applies)! That's it! Tell a friend to sign up and maybe they'll share the stickers with you -- the stickers are after all about friendship! (sayings on the stickers include "best friends", "what would I do without you?", and "I'll be there for you")! Have a great day! -Christina

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Scrappin' On Sundays...

Another week has past by... I can not believe that fall has officially arrived

Another busy weekend at Windy City Scrapbooking

Here is your SOS...

For all of those who came out to our 1st Open House...Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, so much
It went over very well and as you can see, our instructors have been working very hard to create projects that you will learn so much from.
We had everything at the Open House from Holiday Gift Tags with Jen to Canvas Books with Melissa, and we are even ready to keep the youngest scrapper happy with our Mommy and Me Ornament class and Paper Dolls classes with Angie. If you did not get a chance to come by the store for the sneak peaks this past weekend, make sure you do stop by as there are samples in the store. We really do hope that you will try to take a few of our classes as they not only make great gift ideas but they will also teach you new techniques to add to your scrapbook projects. We will also try to keep you updated with current trends in the scrapbooking industry.

Speaking of scrapbooking industry, we are still receiving new product in daily from this past summer's CHA show that was in Chicago. The long anticipated URBAN LILLY has made it's debut in our store and it is yummy. There are papers and rub-ons and even some blank books for you to enjoy. Luxe Designs, to whom we are a full service retailer for, has released two new lines in our store. I just love how they come up with the cool names for their paper lines. We now have the "Ex-Boyfriends" line that has pretty fall colors and the "Bustier" line that has rock star names to its papers like Lauper, Bowie, and Hendrix. Luxe has also come out with cool transparencies that are too cute along with more ribbons. We also have new Autumn Leaves stamps and Heidi Swapp new items have come in too. We have her new clear stamps and new flowers along with metallic rubons and new masks and BLING...just to name a few. A new Junkitz line called "School Dayz" came in too and since my twins will finally return to their preschool program tomorrow I am excited to get this for future layouts. Now you know of course, I do not have photos to show of all the new products because I want everyone to come down to the store and see looks better in person. Psst...I even heard that some new Basic Grey Chipboard was seen at the store too!!!

Be sure to visit us this weekend for our Scrap Pink Crop. We have 3 days of cropping going on and 10% of all sales the whole weekend will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We still have spots available for Friday night's crop (5:30-11:30 pm) and Sunday day's crop (11-5 pm). There is just one spot left for Saturday's All day crop (10am-11pm)...feel free to visit the website or call the store @ 773-935-0585 for more information or to register.

Til next Sunday

"Live your life like it is GOLDEN"
-Jill Scott

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Open House On Saturday September 22nd

This Saturday is an Instructor's Open House!

* Meet the Instructors

* Preview classes offered in Oct., Nov., and Dec.

* See samples and ask questions

* Try some mini projects

* Receive a 25% discount on classes

With Fall and the Holidays around the corner, it's a great way to see all the fun and creative things you can make! Hope to see you there.

Following the Open House, there will be a Meet Up "Open Crop" from 1pm - 6pm in the store's workroom. The Windy City Scrapbooking Meet-up Group will be attending, so we ask that you call (773-935-0585) to reserve a spot as space is limited.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Windy City Staff :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Oh My Gosh - I'm in Quickutz heaven !

We had our second QT (Quickutz Club) Meeting on Sunday. I even tried to get a sneak peek before Sunday - but it was a NO GO!! You would think this is a TOP SECRET Mission. LOL

Jen (moderator) handed out a really fun tag to make. It was really cute! I don't know about you, but I was very anxious about the new release. So we blah, blah, blah some more and then finally the moment I was waiting for!

Christina walked in carrying a black box! I watched her take out a handful of plastic Quickutz packages. She slowly turned the first item and it was a . . . to be continued (just kidding) LOL

Halloween Dies!!!!

They are absolutely gorgeous!! All of sudden ideas were streaming through my head. I'll need this one and this one and ...

Can you tell that Halloween is a favorite holiday?

Okay so I thought WOW how great. But wait - she went back to her black box and picked up some more packages. Yes more new dies this time they were Thanksgiving Dies! Naked Ones Too! LOL

But That's Not All!!

Here she goes again into that little black box! At this point I am overwhelmed and can't believe there is more coming.

You guessed it! New Christmas Dies!!! WoooHoooo!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes it was Christmas in September!!!

Now the best news - I picked several and I mean several of these new dies. I handed over that little bit of plastic. I was really almost afraid to look at the total. In my mind I had each of the new dies justified. These were going to be an early Christmas present to me. OK I slowly peak at the total and I was so pleasantly surprised. I forgot, I'm a Quickutz Club QT and we get a 30% discount!! I walked out with my new dies and a big ol' smile on my face.

Thanks Jen and Christina - can't wait till next month's meeting.

grace :)

PS This month's free die was the elf Stocking. Christina showed us that it even has a little crown on it.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Scrappin On Sundays...

Good evening all

Can not believe that fall is already in the air, school and football season has officially started and we have so much in store for you at Windy City Scrapbooking.

Welcome to Scrappin' on Sundays...our SOS out to you fellow scrappers.
Just want to get update on events past and what is in going on this week at Windy City

We ended out long anticipated Garage Sale this weekend...and it was great. I found myself buying as I was putting more product out. We thank those that attended and got great deals on scrapbooking supplies and look forward to the next one next year. We hope to have one in the Spring and in the Fall.

Lots of new product has come in (were do we find the room) Fancy Pants papers, ribbons, rubons, chipboard and felt...OH MY. Sorry I do not have photos to show...guess you will have to visit to see it.

For all of you Quickutz Junkies, the QK September Release is just days away -- Tuesday, September 18Th!
Watch our QuicKutz page on our website for more information (& get a free September shape as well as 30% off all QuicKutz you purchase and more by joining our QuicKutz Club, the QK QT's!) ...there are also more promotions going on with Quickutz...feel free to visit our website or call the store.

Finally...wanted to let everyone know about our Open House going on this Saturday, September 22ND 11am-1pm...
What is an Open House you ask?....well, it is where our instructors will be showcasing classes that they have been diligently working on. You will be getting a sneak peak. We know that people look at the photos on our website but seeing is believing and you have to come out and see what the instructors have in store for you...there will be more details to follow later on this week so stay tuned to our blog.

Til next Sunday

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Garage Sale is Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So what time are coming to the garage sale at Windy City Scrapbooking???
The doors open at 10am on Friday morning and close at 9pm! Then on Saturday we open at 10am and close at 6pm and Sunday is from 11am-5pm! Did you know we are putting out new stuff each day so you might have to come back each day to see what other goodies you just have to have!

Don't miss out on this event! There are SO MANY good deals-you will not be able to resist!
See you sometime this weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We're Getting Ready for the Big Weekend!!

Yes, it's only 3 days away and we are getting things ready for the Windy City Scrapbooking Mega Garage Sale!

Where: 2265 North Clybourn Avenue (Clybourn/Ashland)
When: Friday 10am - 9pm; Saturday 10am -6pm;
Sun 11am - 5pm.

The Sale starts on Friday and continues through Sunday. New items will be displayed each day, so if you can't make it on Friday, come Saturday, and there will still be "goodies" on Sunday.
There will be lots of great stuff to choose from, tools, paper, embellishments, completed projects, etc. for sale. Many items are new and some gently used.

This is a great way to stock up for the upcoming holiday season. Teachers get some cool ideas and supplies for classroom art projects. Mom's can stock up on supplies for their younger or novice scrapbookers.

Hope you see you there and if you have any questions, give us a call at 773-935-0585.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Come make a fabulous card on Saturday!

Did you know that Saturday, September 8th is Grandparents day??? Well, why don't you come on in to Windy City Scrapbooking from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and make a fantastic card for your grandparent.(And if you don't have any, we are sure you know someone who is- so why not make a card for them and tell them what a terrific job they are doing! :)

We have a few more Grandparents mini album class kits, while supplies last only. See the picture-how cute is this! Get a head start on a gift for the holidays. Or shop the newly arranged family section and see what you just can't live without.

Hope to see you Saturday sometime between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m! All you have to do is show up and have a ball making your card!