Your Chicago: Defining Moments Scrapooking Store

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — Tucked between bicycle shops and art stores, there is a place called Defining Moments.

It’s not just any place, it’s a scrapbook store and the vision of Jocelyn Tobias, who started it two years ago in Wilmette before moving it to Evanston.

“Scrapbooking” is a family tradition that has literally been passed down through the generations.

Now Jocelyn has passed it down to her daughter, Sammy, who was in interior design until she got a chance to start this project with her mom.

You can just walk in and shop, but the store also hosts birthday parties, bridal parties, and ladies’ nights. They will provide all of the paper glue and supplies — all you need is creativity.

“I just love the whole idea that you can take your memories and put them someplace creative,” Moira Felish tells CBS 2’s Rob Johnson.

Sheri Lewison got in to scrapbooking when she got married.

“I wanted to put together a scrapbook of my honeymoon, so I saved tickets and took pictures,” she says.

Your Chicago with Rob & Kate

Your Chicago with Rob & Kate

Submit Your Favorites!

Tell us about your favorite places in the Chicago area. We could pick you and your idea to be on TV. Tune in every Thursday at 10pm to see ideas from viewers just like you! It’s Your Chicago!

Submit your favorite place at:

Check out picks from previous weeks:

More From CBS Chicago

News Via Email
Podcast Network

Listen Live