Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Holiday Card Swap
Participants will be randomly selected into groups of six.Each participating wapper will bring 6 (six) cards with envelopes;1 card goes to Windy City Scrapbooking for Display and 5 cards are swapped amongst the group (you will not get your own card back). Each participant will leave with 5 cards received from the group. Participants can join more than one group and will have to follow the same instructions for each group.
Holiday Cards is the theme. We ask that you make quality cards to swap. There are no card making rules, only that you, yourself would like to receive the card you are swapping.
To join the swap please email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20th.
The Swap will be held at Windy City Scrapbooking on December 2nd at 3:00pm – Hope you can make it.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sorry for the late notice, but if you have a chance, watch the show -- it was fun! And let's get more celebrities scrapbooking -- they don't know what they are missing!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Hope that you had a great weekend and are looking forward to this week.I, myself, had a FAB weekend doing what I love best...Scrappin & Relaxin'...and a little Shoppin too.
I finally made it to my scrapbooking group's retreat. We had planned this retreat back in March and we finally made our journey. The place is really close to Chicago and you can go and totally relax, relate, and release.We arrived early on Thursday, had lunch and dove right into our scrapbooking supplies and got to creating. We did stop to watch Grey's Anatomy...this first night, I went to bed at 3am Friday, we all slept in, had breakfast, and scrapped some more. Some of our group had spa services. We ended up staying up til 5am this night, as with Saturday night too. Sunday came to quick and before I knew it, I was getting off the Indiana Toll road heading back into Chicago.While I was there, I did make a few calls back home to Windy City Scrapbooking and the big joke and concern was how many pages would I get done...well, I want to make this interesting for all of you. I did get some pages done and I would love for you, Windy City Scrapbooking Blog readers to let me know that you are out there and guess how many layouts I was able to complete during my 3 day stay.Just post a comment with the number that you think and I will be giving away something special. Please post your comments by Wednesday, October 31st.
So I am so excited to hear that Creative Cafe has finally arrived and even more excited that Danelle Johnson is coming to teach at the store. Besides Creative Cafe, I am also interested in seeing what else has arrived at the store and where things are going to go. I tell you...you leave for a few days and Windy City will change things in a minute. I love seeking our new things in the store, we have surprises for you in every corner.
Hope to see you this week in the store
Oops...I forgot to post a few pictures from my weekend. I went with my scrapping group...we call ourselves "Scrap On Sistahs" ...we have t-shirts, baseball shirts, denim shirts, and hoodies...we are like a little scrapbooking sorority and have a ball with each other...Enjoy
Saturday, October 27, 2007
We wanted to let you know that Creative Cafe is here! We ordered the Spirit Line and boy did they out do themselves with how beautiful everything is! I think my favorite part is getting to scoop the buttons!(The red is just perfect for the upcoming holiday season! :) )
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The weather was BOOTIFUL and I did get out with my family to enjoy it.
Last week at Windy City, we had our first auction...and again, I just wanted to thank everyone who came out and we are already talking about doing it again.
What's my SOS for this week?
We keep getting new boxes in...everyday
Last week we received Queen and Company Felt Fusion ribbons, New Doodlebug, new Hambly Studios along with 33 new colors of Bazzill cardstock and they are all named after places that you travel too, like New York, London, I did not get a chance to see if there was a Chicago...I am sure that there is. Make sure that you stop by and look at the new colors.
I also think that new 7 Gypsies came in too.
This week coming up...I heard that the new Creative Cafe should be here by the end of this week. If you get a chance stop by and try out the make in take which is an introduction to Creative Cafe and also sign up for our Creative Cafe classes. Danelle Johnson, the founder of Art Warehouse and Creative Cafe will be gracing Windy City Scrapbooking on November 30th, 2007. She will be teaching 2 classes along with doing a Happy Hour too. Wanna learn more about her and all that she entails...visit her blog at http://www.everydaydanelle.typepad.com/
On her blog she even has a mention of being at Windy City as she kicks off her Creative Cafe Store Tour for the Chicago Area. Sign up ASAP...you will enjoy Danelle and her classes, I promise you.
On October 23rd, this Tuesday, it is DOUBLE POINTS DAY...that is right...instead of you getting one point for every dollar spent, you will get 2 points for every dollar spent...a great day to accumulate more points.
Make sure to check out our class schedule. We are getting into the beginning of gift giving season and we have some great classes that are geared toward that. We also have some great card making classes, in time for the holidays and also some basic classes coming up if you want to get one of your dear friends, coworkers, or fellow mommy friends into scrapbooking (there are 2 left this month and they are FREE)
This weekend there is a Happy Hour with Creative Cafe and also, the MEET UP group will be having a FREE CROP...you have to be part of the group to attend so make sure you do so and make sure you RSVP as well as space is limited.
On a personal note...I have just 3 days left to work at the store this week and on Thursday, I will be on my way to a relaxing weekend of scrapbooking with my scrapping group...Scrap On Sistah. I plan to relax and get alot done...with that being said, I must sign off now so I can go finish trying to pack.
Friday, October 19, 2007
We wanted to thank everyone who participated in our first ever Auction! We had such a blast! Several people asked us when we were going to be doing it again! We want to give a shout out to "Auctioneer Dave" and tell him that he did an amazing job!!(And didn't he look cute in his new T-shirt?!). We would also like to thank Mary Kim of The Paper Doll House for donating a weekend at her scrap retreat
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
These are the words many of you will here this Thursday October 18, 2007.
Windy City Scrapbooking will be hosting it's First Ever Auction...and we are so excited that you are excited.
How will it work?
Well, we asked that you, our customers, save your receipts for purchases made from 8/1/07 thru 9/31/07 and then you bring them in to turn in for auction bucks...and you will have those bucks, which is what we have been calling FUN MONEY to use towards scrapbooking supplies ranging from Quickutz fonts, cool tools and I have heard that there will be more than a few surprises. Feel free to stop by or call the store if you have any questions.
As you can see...we always have something Brewing @ Windy City Scrapbooking.
I will be working that evening and I am looking forward to the event along with seeing what has come in new.
I have been off a few days and I tell you...every day it is Christmas at Windy City...we have been getting in alot of new items from this summer's CHA...we are ready to get you ready for Halloween, take you thru Thanksgiving, right on to the Holiday Season and New Year's....and Winter CHA is right around the corner for more cool fun items to get you through the next year.
Since I was able to upload my photos last time, I will make sure to do so this Sunday coming up...or maybe I should just give you a little teaser so that you will come on in and see "WHAT'S BREWING"
Also...make sure to check out the website for our coupons that we have for this month of October
Do not miss out on some great deals that the coupons offer you
Check out http://www.windycityscrapbooking.com/ and just go to the coupon section...you will not be disappointed.
Hope to see you tomorrow
Cosmo Cricket has done it again -- 2 beautiful Christmas/winter lines with their infamous line of "Buck Naked" chipboard pieces and dies cuts to match! Both are in-stock now as well as other new lines from My Mind's Eye, Heidi Grace, Autumn Leaves and more! Get a head start on your holiday cards, calendars, and scrapbooks before the season is upon us! Have a great day! I hope this blog entry could make you laugh! -Christina
Thursday, October 11, 2007
OK -- off the soapbox and back to the subject at hand -- FREE STUFF!
Each week Maps2Memories sponsors a contest -- 2 prizes are give out each week. One way to win a prize is to send in a receipt from a Maps2Memories store, the other is to go on their website and play the "Mile Marker Contest"! The prizes vary each week, but the past couple of weeks, the prizes have been HUGE and we even know a winnner (check out their website to find out more). Here is the info I just received today about this week's prizes -- CHECK it out! -- Christina
OK-- These are AWESOME Prize Packages this week:
1. NEW Autumn line by Karen Foster Design,
2. NEW Harvest Row line by Heidi Grace,
3. Scrapbook Club Kit by Frances Meyer
4. Papers & Chipboard by K.I. Memories,
5. Embellishments by Creative Imaginations,
6. NEW Puffy Alphabet by American Traditional Designs,
7. Quik-Stik Glue by Therm-O-Web,
8. NEW Fall Keepsake Brads by Karen Foster Design,
9. Rub-ons & Soft Spokens by Me & My Big Ideas, and
10. NEW Alpha Raindots by Cloud 9, plus other assorted goodies!
Each Box is worth at least $70.00
So if you haven't yet entered our Mile Marker Quiz NOW IS THE TIME!!! (P-s-s-s-t: it's super easy-- the answer is on the website-- we even tell you where to look!!!) One entry per household per week, please.
mail us a receipt from any Maps-2-Memories store. If we receive your receipt too late for this week's drawing, you are automatically entered in next week's drawing.
And don't forget to check out this week's project, adorable Birthday Crowns using Cloud 9 raindots-- (Click here). (And who says the crowns have to be JUST for kids?!?!)
Just get yourself entered in our contest. And keep telling your friends, and any LSS's who are not Maps-2-Memories stores. We're going to keep giving away FREE Stuff and rewarding you just for shopping our Independent Stores. Because if YOU don't patronize them, they're going to disappear...
Many THANKS to you all for helping us keep them alive!!!
P.S. And get working on your Key-2-Savings so you'll get a PERMANENT 5% DISCOUNT at ANY Maps-2-Memories store. What's NOT to love about that?!?Keep those Contest entries coming (But most importantly, SHOP YOUR INDEPENDENT SCRAPBOOK STORE!!! Their continued existence depends on YOU! http://www.maps2memories.com/
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Ribbon is a staple in Papercrafting today. I use ribbon in layouts or as a delicate embellishment on cards. Making nice neat bows has always been a challenge. I find myself wasting more time trying to tie a perfect bow than actually creating. Finally a fool-proof solution and if I can do it, anyone can. I came across this in a magazine from the UK and had to try it. It really works and I am thrilled. So do you want to see how it works?
(1) I made this little gadget out of scrap pine wood, dowels and my little Fiskars Hand Drill. It took me less than 5 minutes to put together. (I did need someone to hold the block while I drilled with my handy dandy drill)
(2) Take your ribbon (approx 6 inches in length) and place around the dowels.
(3) Cross over (as if you were tying a knot)
(4) Take end piece and pull under the ribbon (behind the dowels).
(5) Now take end piece and flip over the top
(6) Securely tie a knot
(7) Take ribbon off the dowels and Voila!! Here's the Final Product! Just trim the ends and your ready to make another. You're probably saying what I said earlier
"Now why didn't I think of this"
Hope you like the tutorial! Have a wonderful week!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I am to post on Sundays, this past Sunday, September 30th, I was not able to for I was celebrating my 6th wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe that my husband, Rick and I have been married for 6 years...which is a blessing to us.
Back to the show...
So this past weekend it was very busy for us...especially since we celebrated Scrap Pink Weekend with 3 days of cropping and shopping. We had a great make and take that was coordinated by Danielle, had croppers travel from Wisconsin, one of our croppers made beautiful cards that will be sent in along with her award winning layout...the whole weekend was AWESOME
Here are some pictures from this past weekend...Thanks to everyone for making this a great weekend. Do not forget that a percentage of sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Celebrate World Card Making Day
Windy City Scrapbooking!!!
In celebration, Windy City Scrapbooking is hosting an open crop (free). There will be free Make-n-Takes throughout the day to celebrate World Card Making.
Windy City Scrapbooking is excited to be a part of this worldwide event. Come on in and give it a try and see the various styles and techniques used in card making. Consider making some if not all of your holiday greeting cards. Your friends and family will feel special, having received a work of art created by you.