Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Summer in the city

So today was sooooooo much fun. I took the train into the city to meet up with a couple of my PugVillage friends Allie & Amber...first thing on our agenda was shopping at Windy City Scrapbooking I have been hearing for ages what a great store this was so I was very excited to finally get to go. This store was hands down the best scrapping store I have ever been to! Every inch of the store was stocked with fun, fabulous stuff and the staff could not have been any nicer. If you are ever in Chicago it is definitely worth the trip.

Here are the goodies I picked up today...yes that pp has mushrooms on it, how could I live without that?!

Elsie chipboard albums that I have been looking everywhere for

Pirate stamps...Aaarrrrrr!

Amber, me and Allie...i'm not trying to look all cool & stuff, I just forgot I had my sunglasses on :) Gads, i've been using a little self-tanner for 2 weeks now and I still look like a ghost!

As if that wasn't enough fun, they brought be birthday presents too :) How incredibly cool is this box that Amber altered...Wowza!

Ooooooh...lookie at what's inside!

Allie totally gets me...Jenni Bowlin felt birdies and a!

We also went to the Shedd aquarium, but I will have to save those pics for another post. Hope you ladies had a safe trip home this was fun!


Anilu Magloire said...

Oh, I love all your goodies!!! Great store pics. That box full of scrappy stuff is delish!

Amber said...

I had a blast! Thanks so much for showing us around your city. Glad you like your box-o-junk!

tonya said...

Wow lucky girl. Glad you had fun.

Karine-qui-crop said...

Wow! you're so lucky to live near Chicago! I looove that town... we were supposed to go in september but my bf just started a new job and no vacation for us this year!
:( Shedd aquarium.... is Nickel (the turtle) still alive?? Maybe next year....

Samantha said...

I love the pirate stamps! I can't wait to see the layout you do with those!

Looks like you girls had a great time. Did you leave anything in the store for the next customers?


elizabeth said...

love, love, love windy city. went there last year during cha. i'm sooo jealous of those goodies. i heart those pirate stamps and that mushroom/cupcake paper so much i can hardly stand myself!

Anonymous said...

I AM SO GOING THERE!!! AND they have beginner classes TOO. *SQUEE*

PS - did you get my email about my ohGRRRR puggys? I gave one to my BIL - he ADORED IT. AIne's puggy is above her crate guarding it. LOL.

PSS - I am more into making cards but I have all the stuff to make my Aine Puggy book!!! I got some awesome stickers today too!!! HUGS!

Robyn said...

Ohhh Man! that store looks awesome! And Martha, I love when you have friends that "get you"!

Lynette said...

Glad ya'll had a great time. That is an awesome scrap haul you came away with! Love the pirate stamps!

ikuko said...

Hi Martha. I love Chicago!
I've been there couple of times, but never made it to the store you introduced.
May be next time...
Can I ask you one thing?
Would you please tell me which manufacturer makes the "peep" bird PP?
Really love it and would love to know.
Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I am with you i LOVE Windy's a few more locals i love that you should check out if you get a chance...
1. Stampology Chicago (on Harlem) a few miles north of the HIP. Great stamps, check out The Cat's Pajamas.
2. Hannah's in Antioch...usually fantastic!
3. Have you been to Cherish in Naperville (on 59), i just discovered them last week.
Happy Shopping,
(in McHenry) :)

Cammeron said...

I'm super jealous of those pirate stamps. Super jealous.

shelly b said...

Looks like a great store!! And your friends know you really well!! Perfect loot!!