Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Weekend is here...

Hello everyone! I just got back from the store and I have to tell you I am SO excited to take one of Danelle's classes tomorrow. We were getting the kits ready and now I want to buy the other kit as well because it looked like so much fun! I think Danelle has great instructions and the projects look so cute! I will make sure I post some pictures tomorrow night of the class and the project we did.

As we go into the weekend I cannot believe it is already December. Have you started on your holiday cards yet??? I sure hope so. If not, come on in Windy City and let us help you pick out some great elements that could work for you! Have FUN while you are making them-everyone loves getting mail, but everyone LOVES getting handmade items!

I know this weekend we will have some new product from Autumn Leaves and I don't think this will last long in the store as it is so CUTE! I already have most of my holiday stuff but I figure I will be buying some of this as well.

Enjoy the weekend and if you have not been into Windy City Scrapbooking in awhile you should come in and see what is new! Make sure you check out our website for our awesome coupons!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Quickutz Contest

Have you seen the new shapes this month from QuicKutz??? The reps at Quickutz designed them and they are having a contest to see which die people like the best. Go to their site and read what each sales rep has to say! It really is funny! If you don't know our rep-Spencer-he is a ball of fun and I know he has a little bit of a wild side to him! Go and vote and hopefully you will be a winner too!
And if you are not already a part of our QT Club-I want to ask why not? The 30% percent discount is awesome, as are the tips and projects you learn if you are able to come to the meetings, the monthly gift you receive and lots more! We have lots of knowledgeable staff in QuicKutz if you have any questions-please let us know! Learn more about our QT club by visiting our website at
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did! I already want a turkey sandwich but I am making myself wait until tomorrow as I know I ate enough today for two people!
Hope to see you this weekend and if you are traveling have a safe trip home!
:) Susan

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Are you going to be there early?

After Thanksgiving Day Sale
It's tuesday and we're getting ready for the supersale on friday. Did you know we are opening at 8:00 am?

Here's the scoop - Early Bird Discounts!
It all starts at 8 a.m.!

from 8-9 a.m. 40% off (discount expires** at 10 a.m.);
from 9-10 a.m. 30% off(discount expires at 11 a.m.);
from 10-11 a.m. 25% off(discount expires at 12 noon);
from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 20% (discount expires at store closing at 9 p.m.)

* Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount cannot be used on QuicKutz Silhouette products, or any exclusive or limited edition items including Holiday Gift Sets.
**Discounts MUST be used by expiration time noted above.

Wait! There's More. . .

Scrapbook Sale
11/23-11/25/07 ONLY! This is the sale not to MISS!

Scrapbooks 12x12 for $12
8.5x11 for $11
9x9 for $9 8x8 for $8 6x6 for $6
** No other discounts apply to these discounted prices!
* In-stock merchandise only and does not apply to Scrapbook kits or photo albums.*Sorry no special orders or holds prior to the sale!

Nope not done yet. . . QuicKutz Specials

QuicKutz Revolution "Grand" Alphabets (not Cookie Cutter)--$124.99, regular price $149.99- $199.99 (The Grand alphabets are Blossom Grand, Beauty Queen, Spicy Chicken, Abigail, Journal, and Washington)

THEN -- After discounts, spend $100 on QuicKutz product and you get to choose ONE of the following: A Washington Grand font for $59.99 (retail value $199.99) OR Blossom MINI font for only $29.99 (note: this font does not come with ejection foam)

The Revolution will be $79.99! (MSRP $149.99, our regular price is $99.99)

*No other discounts apply to these sale prices!*Sorry, quantity is limited to stock on hand. *No special orders and no holds prior to the sale!

40% off all MiMi totes
the Day after Thanksgiving ONLY!

This is the perfect time to get yourself (or someone you know) organized and ready to crop with your (or their) own fashionable MiMi tote!
No other discounts apply. Sorry, quantity is limited to stock on hand. No special orders and no holds prior to the sale!

Now let me ask you again, are you going to be there early?? :) Happy Thanksgiving to all!

grace :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Scrapping on Sundays...

Good evening everyone,

Here is your SOS for this week....

There is so much going on this week at Windy City Scrapbooking...let me make sure that I do not forget to list everything...


There are some great classes this week, there is the Card Club class on Monday, it is not to late to learn how to create those Holiday cards and Grace, the instructor, always has a card that wows me everytime I see one...she is so talented and loves to share her knowledge and joy of cardmaking. Danielle is teaching two class this Tuesday, one is a Recipe Box Holder, which is great for gift giving and the other is a Holiday Planner, that will keep you organized and ready this holiday season. Make sure to check the website for times and more information on classes this week...


So the first sale that I know of is our T-shirt day, which is this Tuesday...where your Windy City Scrapbooking T-shirt ( you know you want to) and receive a discount on your purchase on Tuesday. We do have WCS T-shirts available for purchase so come on in and join our team by wearing our shirt for the day.

The second sale that I know of...and we are excited about is our Day after Thanksgiving sales...hold on to your you go:

Day After Thanksgiving Sales!
You Don't want to miss these because they are HUGE!!!
Early Bird Discounts:
We open @ 8 a.m!
Come into the store EARLY to get the following DEEP discounts on everything* regularly priced in your basket! These discounts do not last all day so come in and shop early to get the best discounts!
8-9 a.m. -- 40% off (discount expires at 10 a.m.)
9-10 a.m. 30% (discount expires at 11 a.m.)
10-11 a.m. 25%(discount expires at 12 noon)
11 a.m.-9 p.m. 20% (discount expires at store closing at 9 p.m.)

QuicKutz -- One Day Only!
Don't miss the opportunity to stock up on your QuicKutz fonts during this one day sale!
Valid November 23rd only and no other discounts apply!
If you are a QuicKutz Club Member ("QK QT"), you are eligible to purchase the following throughout the month of November 2007, however your QT discount is not applicable to these special prices.
Revolution "Grand" Alphabets (not Cookie Cutter)--$124.99, regular price $149.99- $199.99
(The Grand alphabets are Blossom Grand, Beauty Queen, Spicy Chicken, Abigail, Journal, and Washington)
THEN -- After discounts, spend $100 on QuicKutz product and you get to choose ONE of the following:
A Washington Grand font for $59.99 (retail value $199.99)OR a Blossom MINI font for only $29.99
(note: this font does not come with ejection foam
Album Door Buster Sale 11/23-25 ONLY!
(This is my Favorite sale out of all of them)
This is the sale not to MISS!
The Day after Thanksgiving
(and through the Sunday after Thanksgiving)
all scrapbook albums will be on sale!
If you need an album for a project, have had your eye on an album for awhile, or if you are just looking for a "temporary place" to put your layouts once they are finished, this is the weekend to buy one (or more!) Albums will be sold at the following prices --
Sorry, this pricing does not apply to special orders and no other discounts apply.
Valid on in-stock items only and no holds can be made on albums prior to the sale!
12x12 for $12
8.5x11 for $11
9x9 for $9
8x8 for $8
6x6 for $6
Again...this is my favorite sale
MiMi Tote Sale
Day After Thanksgiving ONLY!
All MiMi (Memories In Motion) totes -- wheeled bags, shoulder bags, photo and paper organizers, embellishment totes, etc. -- will all be 40% off the Day after Thanksgiving ONLY!
This is the perfect time to get yourself (or someone you know) organized and ready to crop with your (or their) own fashionable MiMi tote!
No other discounts apply.
Sorry, quantity is limited to stock on hand. No special orders and no holds prior to the sale!

QuicKutz Revolution Sale thru 12/24/07!
If you don't have a Revolution yet, this is the best time to get one for yourself, as a gift for a friend, or to put on your Windy City wish list!
From the Day After Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve (we have short hours that day), the Revolution is 79.99 (regular price $149.99)

That is alot to remember right? Well if you have any questions, make sure to check the website at or just give us a call.
Hope to see you this week sometime

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Come take Mr. Pickle's class!

Hello everyone! Are you busy on Sunday afternoon? If not come take another class with Mr. Pickle himself. (If you don't know who I am talking about, it is Lance the guy from Rusty Pickle :) And if you have all day to spend at Windy City Scrapbooking sign up for the Acrylic Album class as well. This is going to be a great gift to give for the holidays! We have lots of classes coming up you can give as holiday gifts!

If you need more information about the classes go to our website to learn more!

Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

WOW! What an amazing job...

Have you seen this amazing new book? It is by Memory Makers Books and it is called "601 Great Scrapbook Ideas". Why do you want to buy it--well one of Windy City Scrapbooking's finest has been published in this book-not once but twice! Krista A. is a Team Member as well as on our Design Team. We want you all to know how proud of Krista we are--this is amazing that she has been published!

Hats off to you Krista!

Now that we are talking about being published what are you doing to get yourself published? Do you even want to be published? Are there any great contests out there right now that we all need to know about-if so email us at and we will get the information out there! If your dream is to be published-go for it. Turn in your layouts and see what happens-you will never know until you try. And once you do get published make sure you come into Windy City Scrapbooking and tell us!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Can't Believe It...

If you're like me, then you're feeling it too. I can't believe next week is Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Holiday Season. There is lots planned at Windy City to help you with your holidays. Yes, fabulous after Thanksgiving Sales and you can even make some really cool holiday gifts too. Have you seen the class schedule lately? At the end of the month, Danelle Johnson is teaching 2 classes and a happy hour! Be sure to check it out - click here for the class schedule. Lot's new holiday papers have arrived! They are absolutely gorgeous. Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Imaginations, Luxe, Urban Lily and on and on and on is just to name a few I absolutely love holiday papers! Not only are they great for scrapbooking, but they are also fun to use in cardmaking too! Isn't this the season we send cards to our long lost friends?

Hope you are having a wonderful week and be sure to check out the classes we are offering this month!


If you're like me, then you're feeling it too. I can't believe next week is Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Holiday Season.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the fall weather. We have had lots of fun in our house this week playing outside in the leaves! Tonight at work once again I had another decision I was trying to make. I am trying to decide which class to take when Danelle Johnson is going to be here on November 30th. I think they are both so cute--which one do you think I should take? And are you going to take it with me??? Check out our website to see both of the projects that she is doing- I already know I am going to do the Happy Hour as well because I have had so much fun making these projects already. I love the concept that they are quick and easy project to do!(Some are more involved then others :) And they are so simple to repeat once you have made the first one!

And did you hear that Mr. Pickle himself is going to be teaching at Windy City Scrapbooking on November 18th at 4:00p.m.? Do you not know who Mr. Pickle is??? It is Lance from Rusty Pickle! He is a hoot to take a class with--you always learn new things with him and laugh quite a lot as well.

I also thought I would let those you who have been waiting patiently for the KI Memories Pop Culture Lace papers--they are in and they are FABULOUS! You have to come in and check them out. I don't think they will last long as I know lots of people have been talking these papers forever it seems.

I hope to post more this weekend about what is new at the store and maybe even show a few layouts! Hope to see you this week!


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

1st Annual Holiday Card Swap on December 2nd

Here's a great way to get your holiday cards done. You're Invited to Participate in a Holiday Card Swap.

The rules are simple: Make 6 cards (w/envelopes) and get five different cards back. 1 card will be given to Children's Memorial Hospital after a short display at Windy City. If you would like to be part of muliple groups you can make 12 cards and get 10 cards back and so on. It is really up to you.

The day of the swap we will randomly draw groups of 6 and the swap fun can begin. It's a lot of fun to see what others create. You don't have to attend to be part of the swap - but your cards need to be received by December 1st.

Swap Info:

Location: Windy City Scrapbooking 2265 North Clybourn Ave (Fullerton/Clybourn area) Chicago, IL 60614
Time: 3-5pm
Cost: Free

If you are interested, please email us and let us know that if will participate in the December 2nd Holiday Swap. Email Us (name and phone)

We look forward to seeing you there!
WCS Staff

Monday, November 5, 2007

Booooooo All Halloween Items on SALE - 40% off

If you're like me, you're probably just getting ready to sit down and scrap Halloween. 2006 right? LOL Anyway you're just in luck
Windy City Scrapbooking has a Halloween Sale going on until Monday, November 12th. 40% off on papers, stickers, embellishments, rub-on's and in-stock Halloween items!

For you Cardmakers! Here's your chance to get some great papers and embellishments for next year's cards at a great price!! Supplies are limited so you better hurry.

Sales discount cannot be applied to previous purchases.

Have a wonderful week!

WCS staff

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Scrapping On Sundays...

Hello everyone,

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and ready for new week...I am recovering still from my Scrap and Spa weekend and I was bitten by a stomach virus a few days ago so I am trying to bounce back from that too...not to mention with daylight savings time going backwards last night...someone forgot to tell my twins, Alex and Allegra, and they were up at 6:30 this morning...I was not happy scapper.

Okay so...last Sunday, I wrote about my spa weekend and I mentioned that I was going to post photos but I did you go. Also...I have had alot of people inquire about the place I is called Scrap and Spa and it is located in Michigan City, Indiana ( ) The owner Diane Anderson is a gem...I accidentally forgot one of my cropper hoppers last weekend and she brought it back to me today. She and her daughter took my Acrylic Frame class and had a great time...
Thanks Diane, for everything .

So, last Sunday I had my first Scrappin On Sundays contest as to guess how many pages I completed during my retreat...well, I must say that SYLV was close enough. SYLV guessed that I did 15 pages when I did 13 pages. That may not be alot for some but for me it was alot. I will be posting those soon too. SYLV...there will be something for you behind the counter available for you to pick up. Thanks for playing and be looking out for more blog contests on Sundays.

So this week marks the beginning of earning Turkey Bucks at Windy City Scrapbooking....what are Turkey Bucks you might ask?
Well, for every 25.00 dollars you spend (pre-tax) from November 1st to November 23rd you will earn a turkey buck that will be redeemable during December 1st-16th...any questions...feel free to contact me here or at the store

Also...make sure to check out the website ( for the new coupons for this month, there are some good ones. They are different each week...just print it out for the month of November and bring it in.

Creative Cafe is really cool...just like a candy store...make sure to stop in and check it out.

With the holiday season getting in gear, make sure to check out our classes. There are so many creative classes to choose from, great for gift giving or keeping for yourself.

This is your SOS for today

P.S. I am trying to get back on track at posting on my own blog...feel free to check it out at

Saturday, November 3, 2007

What to buy...

I worked all day today and I just could not decide on what I wanted to buy first. The stamps from Hampton Arts came in to coordinate with Creative Cafe and they are just so darn cute! I LOVE all the glitter papers that have come in. I know everyone likes a little bit of bling but how can you decide what bling to buy(I told my husband it is cheaper for me to buy the bling at Windy City instead of the jewelry store and he said "I am not so sure of that!". LOL)Plus every time someone would come up to the register I felt like there was something new I had not seen yet.

But the big question is which of the Quickutz gift sets should I get??? I am having a really hard time deciding! Can you help me out? LMK which one you have buy posting a picture of something you have already done! I really want to get one because since I am a part of the QK QT club I am doing my first ever card swap and I really want my cards to picked! :)




Let me know which one I should get!
Have a great weekend and hope to see you this week!