Sunday, June 22, 2008

Scrappin on Sundays...

Hello everyone...
I hope you have been out enjoying the weather this weekend as the days of summer are finally here. Whether you are out enjoying baseball (GO SOX...WE STILL ROCK!!!), playing in the park...water or amusement, enjoying BAR-B-QUE, Family Reunions, going on a road trip or out of the country...Windy City Scrapbooking has everything you need to scrapbook you memories...
Here is you SOS for this Sunday, June 22nd...
So the countdown to Ali Edwards' class has officially started for us as we are preparing for her arrival...4 more days. There is a list of supplies that she did send us for the class so we have made contact with students by either email or phone with that list. Please feel free to call if there are any questions with the supply list. I do believe that kits are still available for purchase and remember, we will ship anywhere in the United States. For the rest of the classes for the month of June, I will be teaching Beyond the Basics this Tuesday evening (great way to learn how to add more elements onto your pages), Sesil will doing Basics this week and Melissa will be doing her Acrylic Stamp Challenge this Saturday. You may call us or come in to register for classes.
We also have a few Creative Cafe Happy Hours this month and we FINALLY put out the NEW Creative Cafe and it is really cute. It really looks like a candy store at Windy City as we have added extra bins for all of the new Creative Cafe Embellishments...and guess what ?!?!?!?!
I have a couple of photos to share:

We also put out new American Craft Thickers this weekend along with NEW Doodlebug
Here is a photo of those new items and Jen labeling trays (in her Cubs attire)

We have been working very hard to change the store around a little bit...Make sure you come in and let us know how you like it and all of the new items we have been receiving. Also, before you come to the store...please make sure to check out our website and scroll down to the COUPON section and see what we have for coupons this week. Some people have been taking advantage of our on-line coupons and we would like more of you to take advantage of them...This whole month...the online coupon will allow you to pick up some FREE Bazzill card stock-in any color you choose, so make sure to check out the website/coupons before stopping in.

This Friday, we do have crop scheduled and Sesil and I will be working the crop this week so give us a call to register for you spot. When I was there this past Saturday the crop was already a little over half full.
Finally...Do not forget to check out our website for a listing of all of the classes coming up for CHA week this July. Now people come into the store and admire the layouts and ask how can they make their pages answer, "TAKE CLASSES". Classes are designed to not only learn new techniques and such, but also a way to get to learn more about a certain product line and to look at it differently and use it differently and we are honored to have some great instructors, from various manufactures, which we carry in the store to come and teach at Windy City Scrapbooking. We have Teresa Collins (yes...she is sold out but kits are available for purchase), The LUXE ladies are coming to teach a really cool class and also do make & takes, Claire Hampton of Hampton Arts will be there to "WOW" you with cool uses of stamps and inks, Jody and KC of My Mind's Eye will be there teaching a layout class and Spencer from Quickutz will make an encore appearance at the store, where I am sure lots of fun will be had by all in all of our classes. We really have a Scrapping Star Studded Line Up happening at Windy City and we would love for you to come out and learn more about this wonderful world of scrapbooking.
A lot of you may wonder what CHA is...well, CHA stands for Craft & Hobby Association and it is where retailers and instructors go to see what is upcoming and new in the crafting world and in our case...Scrapbooking and we are fortunate enough to have this great event be right in our own backyard (Rosemont) for the summer. I have had the pleasure of attending a few times and I tell is overwhelming, fun, exciting, all of that and a bag of chips and sliced bread.
Okay...I will get off of my soap box and put down my pom-poms and megaphone.
Do not forget...check out our website, call if you have any questions, want to register for classes and or crop and most of all...come by and say "Hi"!!!

This is your SOS for this Sunday, June 22nd