Wednesday, March 26, 2008

BasicGrey anyone????

It's HERE! It's HERE!
And there is lots of it! They have 5 new lines:Archaic, Boxer, Cupcake Sugared, & Sultry! And we have open stock of all of them. And we are the lowest priced around on paper! Come stock up soon as I know this will NOT last long! Did I mention brads, fibers, rub ons and colored chipboard??

While you are shopping the new stuff--wonder on over to the end cap with the Spring stuff that is 50% OFF! Yep, you heard that whole end cap is 50% off Spring merchandise! This awesome sale is good through March 31, 2008 only! If you need help finding the end cap let us know!

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Scrappin On Sundays...

Hello everyone...

Hope that everyone had a HAPPY EASTER!!!

Missed you guys last week but I am back
We have really been busy at Windy City Scrapbooking with CHA, Melodee, new merchandise arriving daily...just so much that it has been hard to keep up, but exciting at the same time.

Here is your SOS for this week

So we were closed today for the holiday and I hope that it was enjoyable for you and yours
I have seen enough Easter eggs, fake grass, and jelly beans to last me for a while.

We will reopen tomorrow, Monday, March 24th and will have our regular hours.

Do not forget to check out our coupons page on our website...I read that it is a BOGO...Buy One, Get One and it is a good one
For our classes for this week, here is the run down:
Melissa is teaching her Wall Monogram class, I am teaching Beyond Basics (great class to learn more techniques to add to your pages), Grace is doing a Spring Break project for those who have spring break this week. She taught this class last week and I heard that the young ladies that took the class had a great time and lunch is also provided. Michealene has her Birthday Rolodex class which is cute way to showcase the birthdays in your life. Sesil will be teaching the Inner Circle Album...this is from Rusty Pickle and it is very interactive and she is also teaching a Basics class this week. Angie is doing Paper Dolls over the weekend (great Mommy and Me class) and I am doing my Birthday Acrylic Album class.
Along with all of our classes, we will also have Happy Hours this week (make sure to check the website for upcoming projects) and we have our CROP NIGHT this Friday, the 28th. Sesil and I will be working this crop and we promise you croppers will have a great time.
Keep in mind that Thursday, March 27th is Double Points Day so this is also a good day to come into the store
As items are arriving be truthful, I have not been at work in 5 days so I am excited to see what has come in new.
Have a great week
Stop by to say HI

Alraynita (updating soon)

P.S. I also had my anniversary this week at Windy City Scrapbooking. As of March 20th, I have been employed at WCS for 3 years...YEAH

Friday, March 21, 2008

Look what the Easter Bunny brought early...

Good Friday everyone! I am assuming most of you are at home curled up on the sofa thinking what are we doing with snow on March 21st for! I cannot believe how much snow we did get. Evan is so concerned about the Easter Bunny hiding eggs for him that I hope it melts by Sunday! He thinks the Easter Bunny won't leave them in the snow because they will just get covered up by the snow so nobody will be able to find them!(The mind of a 4 year old is so interesting!)

Here are a few more photos of new items that are now in stock!

Rain Dot titles and words and shapes by Cloud 9 Designs!(Many different themes...sports, dance, wedding, baby, etc!)

Here is a wonderful line by The Paper Loft! It is called Grandma's House!
It will work great with Heritage as well as you could use it for more masculine layouts as well. It has the cutest quote cards to go with it! The papers are double sided and I bet you will want most of them! There is even a new family tree paper as well!

Heidi Grace has some new shimmer and flocked papers from the line A Bird's House. They are so cute and springy!
Happy Weekend to you all!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring to you all! I hope it stays like this and we don't get the snow they say we are suppose to get! I thought I would share with you the awesome window Melissa painted and how "Spring" it is! Are you in the mood to be creative-Come on in to see what is new!

So here are some of the delicious items we have gotten in this past week!

Technique Tuesday Stamps

Felt Fusion from Queen & Company!
(There are even trains and dump trucks for the little men in your life! And Shamrocks too!)

More Grungeboard by Tim Hotlz!

Bazzill papers that are scalloped and are also bracketed(is that a word?)! Plus Glitz designs is right next to it in this picture!

My Mind's Eye!(Both of these pictures)

I will take more pictures on Friday and post them of all the other new stuff we have gotten in! And don't forget we will be closed this Sunday! Enjoy the time with your family and friends! But we will be having make & take on Saturday from 11-1(trust me-you want to come because Grace designed it and we know how crazy we all are for her cards!)

Have a wonderful Friday and I will post more later today!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

WOW! What a weekend!

(Melodee's 7 year old son took this!)

This past week whirled by right before my eyes! I cannot believe that CKU is over and done with! And I am really sad that Melodee's classes are already completed! We had SUCH a good time! I have to say I think that Melodee is one of the best TEACHER'S I have ever taken a class from!

She has so many little tidbits to share with you and they are all so important! Plus she has the best smile and her family is to die for!(Her son was sick this weekend, so he did not get to enjoy Chicago as much as I am sure he could have if he had been 100%! There is always next time though!)

Thank you to all of you who came and took Melodee's classes. Please let us know what you thought and feel free to post some pictures of the albums you did! I know some us did some mixing up with the books just to make them our own! I have to say even though I am bone tired, I am really inspired to get scrapping after taking these classes. Here a few pictures from the weekend!

And just by chance if you did take Melodee's class and you went home with a stamp set can you let us know! We are missing one of her sets that was a part of the class and we would love to return it to her! If you have it you can mail it to the store or drop it off anytime. The set I am talking about has not even been released yet-so if you know where it is feel free to email me at and LMK! Thanks!

Thank you as well to all of you from CKU who came and shopped at Windy City Scrapbooking! We really appreciate you supporting the Local Scrapbook Store! We still have some CKU items left if you are interested in them please feel free to call the store and we will help you out!

TTFN! I am off to bed to catch up on some sleep!

Friday, March 14, 2008

I can't wait...

Melodie is coming this weekend! I am so dang excited I can't wait for tomorrow morning at 11 am! YIPEEEEEEE! I know we still have a few openings left for her classes so please call the store if you are interested!

Also I was suppose to post Monday for the winner of my blog candy and here it is...drum roll please...Devon H. you will have a prize waiting you Saturday! It will be in the hold drawer for you! Congrats to you!!!

I also wanted to update you on a few more items that we have put out on the floor this week!

New American Crafts corduroy albums! And new brad colors from them as well!

Queen & Company-Fusion Galore! We received so many new types of Felt Fusion that are self adhesive! All different sizes, shapes and colors!(The cutest has to be the train or the vehicle one-I mean so really cute stuff for my little boy!) Also some brads that are in shapes-dog paws, shamrocks and a few others as well!

The new Pirate QuicKutz shapes are in as well! And right now all QuicKutz products are 25% off through this Sunday, March 16th! (Some restrictions apply-check the store for details!)

We also got ALL the new My Mind's Eye! This is so BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to buy some of this!

When I get to the store I will post more what we have gotten in-but I am off to do household chores!

Enjoy the weather and come in and see us this weekend!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Here are a few new items...

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all nice and cheery with this warm up of weather we are having! I know I am!

I thought I would post some pictures of some of the new things we have in the store!(This week I will be posting LOTS of photos! :)

Our receiving elves have been working their fingers as fast as they can! So here are a few pictures of some of the new stuff we have in store(some new to the market and some new to Windy City Scrapbooking!)

Hambly Screen Prints-

KI Memories-Lace Papers and something from Elise too!

Scenic Route-OH MY GOSH! So cute! :)

I know the picture quality is not great-but you can get the general idea! Look later today for more pictures!

Monday, March 10, 2008

WOW!! What a day for QT member...

Congrats to Linda R. for winning a $100 QuicKutz Spree! And for the runner-ups:

Debbie P. won a $75 QuicKutz shopping spree and Renne H. won a $25 QuicKutz shopping spree! Thanks to those of you who stayed around for the raffle drawing--and for those of you won, thank Alraynita because she is who drew the names! :)

Thanks to everyone to who came to the QT meeting on Sunday. I hope you all had a good time and I can't wait for next month's meeting! I am always excited to see what the new shapes are! I know on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 Windy City Scrapbooking will have all the new shapes for this release from QuicKutz! And don't forget if you love your QuicKutz...we have a whole wall of them that are discontinued! So once they are gone-they are gone! Get them while you can!

If you are not a member of the QT's yet, you might want to reconsider! Check out our club at to see what you are missing out on!

Lots and Lots and Lots of boxes still pouring in this week! Give the store a call if you are looking for something!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Scrapping on Sundays...

Hello everyone...

Sorry that I did not post last Sunday on March 2nd...It was my husband's 40th birthday on that day and I was so busy that I did not get a chance to post

Here is you SOS for this Sunday, March 9th.
So we have alot going on at Windy City Scrapbooking this week as
CREATIVTY IS IN BLOOM (this is the theme for our window this month...Melissa did an AWESOME job with the window)

We have our Card Club class tomorrow evening with Grace along with our Stitchery class on Tuesday evening with Angela...both classes are great and full of techniques and tips to add to your projects this may call and register over the phone.

Also, CKU comes to the Chicago land area this week and we have extended hours starting on Wednesday evening. Check out our website for more details with our extended hours...We are going to need the extended hours as the staff has been in overdrive trying to receive new merchandise that has been arriving daily. I spotted some KI Memories boxes in the back along with Doodlebug and I even heard that we have Glitz in too. We have new EK Success products in along with some new idea books...I spotted April's Creating Keepsakes magazine along with the new Photo Freedom by Stacy Julian...I am such an idea book junkie so I love when we get these in.

Also...I feel as though alot of our customers have not been looking at our coupon page...Make sure that you look at the coupon page on our website before you come into the store as you can get additional savings on your purchases.

Finally, which I think we are all excited about is our guest teacher Melodee Langworthy. She is teaching 3 different classes this weekend, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th and spots are filling up fast. Check out Susan's previous post or our website for more details about the classes and give us a call or stop by to register for your spot. Her projects are in the store and you will not be disappointed as they are beautiful.

So you camera is still broken and I have not tried to purchase a new one so I do not have any photos to show you as Susan stated in her last post...but I do invite you to come into the store to see all the new goodies and to hang out with the WCS crew. I will literally be there EVERY DAY so stop on by and see all of us.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Which one should I take???

Hello everyone! I hope this first week in March is treating you well! Thanks to all of you who came and shopped for our Leap Year Sale! I know you all had lots of fun getting 29% of your whole purchase!

If you have not met our UPS man his name is Mr. Harold and he has almost had to move in this week with all the packages he has brought to Windy City Scrapbooking! I know there are lots of goodies waiting to be received and put out on the floor. Next week there will be lots of "new" stuff out--Call the store if you are waiting on something or want to know if we are getting it in. Watch for Al's Scrappin on Sunday blog post to tell you what is new to the store

So I need help in deciding which class to take from our guest instructor next week! Please post your comment on which one I should take and why and you could win some blog candy!(A nice little good package from Windy City Scrapbooking!) I will post next Monday who won the drawing at large!

Here are a few pictures of the classes that Melodee is going to be teaching next weekend March 15th and 16th! And if you can't make it to the class call the store and you can purchase the kit as well!

I really hope you decide to take one of her classes--we are so honored to have her teaching at our store! Windy City Scrapbooking has been so honored to have so many talented people come and teach amazing classes for us!

See you over the weekened-Susan

Hippity Hoppity Easter by Melodee Langworthy

Family Hugs by Melodee LangworthySummer Memories by Melodee