Thursday, August 28, 2008

Look at all the NEW stuff...

WOW! We have some really cool new products!

We just got in another NEW line--Best Creations. They have the cutest sparkle papers in several themes--wedding, winter, fall, sports and school. Here a few pictures of them just to get you to want to come in and see them!

For those of you lucky enough to travel around the world we have some brand new papers from SugarTree--like Jamaica, Aruba, Cayman Islands,Costa Rica--do you get my point?!

And for those of you who love Hannah Montana and High School Musical we finally got some stickers in for you!!

And just a few pictures of new stuff from Creative Imaginations! So new scalloped papers, animal kingdom and fun new stuff from Marah Johnson!

So these are just a "few" of the new goodies!
And don't forget we will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2008 for Labor Day!


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scrapping On Sundays

Hello everyone...

Here is your SOS for this Sunday, August 24th 2008.

Where should I begin?

So last week...we were really busy receiving boxes and putting out new items and two of my CHA picks came in...YEAH!!!! Both of my picks are items that we have never carried at Windy City Scrapbooking so I am excited about their debut...

Kaiser Craft is here with papers, rubons, brads, wooden albums and wooden diecuts and ZVA Creative Crystals in which we have lots of cool swirls, alphabets, and other shapes

Here are a few photos

We also have in the KI Memories School line along with restock of Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy, Hello Sunshine, and Jack's World. I really like the KI Memories School line,especially since I am getting Alexandre' and Allegra ready for preschool this fall

We also have in both of the new Pink Paislee lines called Vintage Moon and Pop Fashion...papers, stickers, rubons, stamps, and diecuts

So that is what has come in new thus far along with a few more things that you must stop in to see.

For classes this week, I will be teaching Basics and Jen will be teaching Tools of the Trade...our new class schedule should be out by the end of this month as our instructors have been working hard to bring new classes to you this fall.

This week...the biggest thing that will be happening is our BAZZIL Bazzil 12x12 and 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock is just .25 cents a sheet (This does not include specialty cardstock like the Bling or scalloped or stitched papers) this is a STEAL. We have kind of figured out that we have close to 250 colors and if you were to get 1 sheet of each color it would average out to about $62 (plus tax)...make sure to come early for your favorite colors. Sesil and I will be at work tomorrow and I have to look in my stash to see what colors I need. BTW...we have street cleaning on our side of the street tomorrow so you will not be able to park in front of the store from 11am-3pm...we do close at 7pm

This past Friday, we had one of crops and we had a really good time. Jen and I were the hostesses for the evening and alot of staff came to play that night. A great time was has by all of us. Here a few photos from the evening

Our class and crop schedule should be available for September by the end of next week


Thursday, August 21, 2008

KI Memories is Here!!!

The super cute new Glitter lace paper is here! It is so much fun! There are flowers, sayings and rings which are perfect for weddings! The school line is also here--shimmer papers and really cute ribbons! This is a must have for the fall!

I know the girls today have been very busy putting new things out as well all day today!So make sure you stop in this weekend to see what else has come in!

Just a reminder that we are having our QuicKutz meeting this Sunday, at 3:00 pm and we DO have the shapes! We will be Cookin' up a good time!

Thanks and see you soon!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It Stinks, Stinks Stinks...

To thank you for braving the parking and stinky sewer construction on Clybourn through August 21st, 2008 you will receive 10% off all regularly priced merchandise in your basket!(Not valid on special orders or out of stock merchandise)

And just so you know the boxes keep coming! We will be putting at KI Memories which has new laced glitter papers!


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scrappin On Sundays

Hey guys... there only a few more weeks before August is over...hope you are enjoying.
So...we have had a busy week at Windy City, as Susan stated last week, receiving boxes and putting out new merchandise.
One of my favorites from the show finally came in....BASIC GREY
When we saw it at CHA last month...Melissa and I thought that our outfits that day matched perfectly with the color scheme, and so we took a photo. Now that it is at the store...maybe I could get Melissa to do a layout of us at CHA (hint, hint Melissa)

We have Ambrosia open stock and paper packs of Eva, Offbeat, and Ambrosia. Now there is more to come with the Basic Grey but it is not shipping until September, but you may definitely come in now to get your papers (Those of you who might be looking for the Granola comes out in October)

This week, I will be teaching Basics along with Jen and Grace will be doing Card Club. We have a few Happy Hours this week and Crop night is this Friday. It will be a great crop as Jen and I will be your hostesses for the evening.

Tomorrow is our 3rd Manic Monday of this month and it is a good one...All American Crafts brads that retail for 2.99 are just $1.00. Brads are a great way to accent any scrapbook page, card, invitation or any other project that you have...stop in and pick up some...this is valid on those brads in stock only (no special orders) sure to check out the coupon page for this ties in with Sesil posts from last week...Tim Holtz (Christina's boyfriend), his storage, fragments and something about something being FREE (make sure to read and print out the coupon before coming into the store) (scroll down to coupon page and click on coupon to see the coupons for the month of August)

Enjoy the rest of the week

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The boxes keep rolling in...

There is so much NEW stuff I am not sure where it is all going to go!

We just put out tonight, the two new color additions to the Simply Luxe line-Orange and Brown.
Plus with the new Luxe line we have ALL of the new Color Me papers-dogs, baby, food and many more for you to chose from! And of course now I can't remember the name of the other new line we just put out for Luxe, so I guess you are just going to have to come and see for yourself!

The entire new line of Reminisce School is here! From preschool to Senior year! Double sided papers, flat stickers and 3-D stickers as well! Trust me--you are going to think this is the cutest school line you have seen in a long time!

And of course one of my own personal favorites--Scenic Route! We have the Sonoma line open stock and the Surprise line we have in packs! This is really cute for Adult birthdays! And of course there are other little goodies to go with it too!

And for you animal lovers--we have some new doggie papers! So take some more pictures of your four legged friends and come in to see the new things in this section!

Have you been traveling this summer? We have lots of new papers and embellishments in as well! Here are a few of the countries I know we just got in-India, Africa, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Spain, just to name a few!

See! I was not kidding you! And I know we will be getting more as the month goes on! So keep checking the blog and website to what is new!

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you over the weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday Tip *TIM HOLTZ Fragments* them.
Here is a video from Tim himself talking about Fragments.

So here is my attempt playing with Fragments.

Using pattern paper for my background. My daughter did a couple of fragments with me. (If some of you don't know. Sammie my oldest daughter will be 4 in Sept.)
Then I stamped with Staz-On Ink "Thank You" and arranged the fragments on a card.

Quick and simple.

Look you can even use Fragments as a mount for your acrylic stamps. I could not find my acrylic block for my daughter to use so we used a fragment.
Until next week. Create and enjoy.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Scrapping On Sundays

Hello everyone,

I had another family filled Sunday with my MIL's cooking and I am home from a full day. I am recovering from strep throat and also from severe flood damage (yes...alot of my scrapbooking supplies are water damaged along with the rest of my basement)

Now, I have not been in the store since last Tuesday so I really do not know what has come in new this week but I do know that we are steadily getting in new merchandise, so make sure you stop be to check it out.

This week, I will be teaching Beyond Basics and Jen and Sesil will both be teaching Basics and Grace will be doing a great NEW class for kids...Mini Scrapbook for Kids, which is a great way for young scrappers to document their summer fun...check out our website under classes for more details at

Thanks to everyone who came into the store this weekend...remember that Windy City Scrapbooking donated a percentage of sales to the Children's Memorial Hospital.

Hope that you have a great week and we look forward to seeing you at Windy City Scrapbooking


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday Tips ALL MONTH LONG *ALL ABOUT Tim Holtz*

Okay… some of you might not know. Tim Holtz is Christina’s boyfriend. So in honor of her boyfriend we are going to get some tips from Tim. He has some great products out there and has teamed up with some great vendors like Cropper Hopper (Advantus), Ranger and Tonic. All vendors we carry at Windy City Scrapbooking.

So for this week we will be talking about my favorite item. GRUNGBOARD! If you have not had a chance to work with the Grungboard this is the time!!!! I love it! It gives your layouts some great dimension and is not as so stiff as chipboard. It is so much more durable and versatile than chipboard you just have to try it yourself to see.
Here is a video of Tim himself talking about Grungeboard. Hope you enjoy it.

Okay…so I cheated a little this week. I am out here in Sheboygan, WI on a mini family vacation. I am sure I will have some layouts at the store soon of our vacation. I also have to apologize for last week; I was unable to do the Tuesday Tips do to my last minute detail on trying out for Memory Makers Masters 2009. So I was busy getting my submit ion off to Memory Makers. Melissa and I both submitted so wish us luck.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Scrapping On Sundays

Hello everyone...

I can not believe that we are in the month of August and that summer is almost over...have you been enjoying your summer? Spending time with family and friends? Taking lots of photos and documenting your summer happenings? I am currently at my MIL's home in the south suburbs of Chicago, full from an old fashion Southern Sunday dinner of smothered chicken, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cabbage, carrots and potatoes, fried corn, hot water corn bread, sweet peach tea and homemade pound cake. The twins spent the day running and playing in her sprinkler, riding their bikes and just enjoying the hot weather and of course...I was there front and center with my camera. The hubby and I did go out to the movies while the twins were napping to go and see HANCOCK...I had a fun filled day.

Okay...enough of my day...
Here is your SOS for this Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Well, remember the photos from last Sunday of Christina, Susan, Sesil, Melissa, and I writing orders at CHA...guess what? Items are starting to come Christmas in July has transformed into Christmas in August as we have been receiving in boxes of NEW merchandise and opening them up with "oohs" and "aahs"
So, the last day that I was at work was Tuesday and when I came in on Saturday to help out a bit, I was surprised at what we have received already. I will just have to list it to make it easier for me...ready, here I go:

-We are restocked on all of the Teresa Collins Halloween, Christmas, and Bon Appetite along with all of her stamps and shaped chipboard album covers
-We have Tim Holtz Fragments in along with a few of his new tools
-We have Imaginese new Baby (Boy & Girl) along with their Birthday lines (with cute cupcake stamps)
-We have all of Reminisce new lines....Fall, Halloween, and Winter (glittery and shimmer)
-We have Moxie in with everything from Baby to Sports and everything in between
-We have new doodling templates in from Crafter's Workshop (cool designs to create those swirls and other intricate details to your pages)
-We have the new Quickutz alphabets
and I am sure there is more that I did not get a chance to see, and if you want to know I did not take any photos and this time on purpose so that you could come in and see for yourself.

This month of August....we have started something new...just for you
Our Manic Mondays, where we offer you something special every Monday...what about our coupons...well, we will still have them but they will only be valid Tuesday thru Sunday.
So...for the first Manic you go:
Monday, August 4th- All 12x12 transparencies are $1.00!
These are regularly priced between $2.49 and $2.99!
Come on in and stock up on these cool clear papers...I will be picking up a few my self

For classes this week, Sesil and I will both be teaching Basics this week and Melissa is bringing back her Acrylic Stamp Challenge for those of you who are interested in getting started or want to refer a friend to start scrapbooking, Basics is for you and for those who want to learn how to use Acrylic Stamps in new ways, the Acrylic Stamp Challenge is for you.
We also have crop this Friday night, August 8th in which Sesil and Melissa will be your hosts for the evening
For all classes and crops, all you have to do is give us a call to RSVP your spot over the phone if you do not come in personally and do it. I hope to see you in the store for I am really excited to see our labor of ordering during CHA come to life.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us either from the blog, call us at the store 773-935-0585, or check our website