Sunday, August 31, 2008

Last day of QK Sale!

Today is the last day of the QuicKutz shapes sale!

2x2 and 4x4 shape dies are 40% off!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Beach Retreat Update

Okay, if you read the previous post about the DoubleTree Hotel reservation issue...IT HAS BEEN RESOLVED!!! Good grief, Charlie Brown - what a relief!

We are good to go, so please make your reservation :)

By the way, there's only a handful of spots left for the retreat. Woo hoo!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Problem with DoubleTree Hotel reservations

If you need a hotel room for the Beach Retreat, please read the following:

One of our staff called today to make her reservation and was told that our room block has been filled. The hotel also said they could not honor the group rate, but they could give her a room at a higher rate.

If this happens to you, please go ahead and MAKE THE RESERVATION anyway.

This information is incorrect, but we can't do anything about it until Tuesday (everyone left early today because it is a holiday weekend!).

Here's what to do:

1. Make the reservation at the rate they assign you (even though it is higher than our advertised group rate).
2. Email and let her know you've made the reservation and the name the room is under.
3. I will contact the reservations manager on Tuesday and have her switch the price to the correct group rate.
4. Please note that your credit card does not get charged until that weekend, so there will not be a charge for reserving the room.

If you haven't already made your reservation, what are you waiting for? :)

We are EXCITED for a GREAT weekend!!! Now, if only I could start getting myself organized...

Thank God it's Friday!

Please note:

Monday, September 1st is the Early Bird cutoff for the Beach Retreat registration. It's also the last day that we can guarantee the group rate at the hotel. Call today to reserve your spot!

New items:

From Paper House Productions... new paper including Field Hockey, Africa, Egypt and China! Also, Alaska stickers have been restocked.

We've restocked some of the papers in our beach section. Some are old, some are new. All are best sellers!

Making Memories albums are back on shelves, including the leather 12x12s and the NEW corduroy 3 ring albums in both 12x12 and 8x8. We've also received the Pioneer 8x8 leatherette albums. These 8x8 albums are a perfect fit for the Theresa Collins Christmas, Halloween and travel lines!

Breast Cancer ribbon stickers and scrapbook kits

Sharing Your Story by Ali Edwards

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We'll miss you, Dawn!

Every Friday, there is a dedicated group of customers who come in and crop. Sometimes, there's more socializing and laughter going on than cropping, but they always have a good time! This is an amazing group of people who have become friends over time.

One of our friends is moving. Pictured here in the yellow shirt is Dawn. She is moving to Pennsylvannia to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law and adorable grandson.

Dawn, on behalf of all our staff and regular Friday croppers, I wish you much happiness in this new stage of your life. Enjoy that grandbaby and be sure to keep in touch! Thank you for your support over the past year and a half, and thank you for your kindess to my family. You will be missed!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lots New!

A few new things to tell you about:

1. I am LOVIN' the new Basic Grey! Among other things, the Ambrosia collection (the one with all the orange) could be used for a great Halloween layout. Not necessarily one of the kids, but more along the lines of how you decorate your house. You know, more of a sophisticated, adult layout.

2. The new QuicKutz release is great, and the samples in the store are adorable. QK Club members - the free Exclusive Recipe Card (with any $35 purchase) is going fast, so come in soon! Also, your free Rolling Pin awaits you - or punch it out with yellow cardstock and make it a corn-on-the-cob!

3. The new Bon Appetit collection by Theresa Collins is on shelves. And, by the way, it goes GREAT with the QuicKutz release! (it's the black/white/green papers in the slideshow above)

4. We have a whole new collection of inks by Ranger. New ink pads (each color comes in 3 different shades for your stamping pleasure!), new alcohol inks, new distress reinkers and pigment ink pads. Also new from Ranger, Perfect Pearls! Use a little bit of Perfect Pearls with some water in a mini mister, and you've got yourself your own Glimmer Mist!

5. And, for all you Tim Holtz stalkers, we've got more of his embellishments in stock...Fragments, metal embellishments (gears, arrows, keys, etc.), rulers and more.

6. The 40% off sale for QuicKutz is still going strong. We received our last shipment of the month yesterday, so the wall is restocked and ready for you. In case you've been living under a rock for the past month, or just haven't heard, all 2x2s and 4x4s are a whopping 40% off until the end of the month. Come in and stock up!

7. We are OPEN on Labor Day! Enjoy your 3 day weekend :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

All of a sudden, I'm craving some cookies!

The new QuicKutz release has arrived, and it's ADORABLE!

QuicKutz Club Members - check your email! This 4x4 Recipe Card is FREE with any $35 QuicKutz purchase. It's only available to Club members and good while supplies last.

Hump Day is BACK!

The kids are almost back in school...evenings are getting a bit cooler...tourist season is coming to an you know what that means?!?

Hump Day Happy Hours are coming back!

That's right, starting NEXT week, Hump Day Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30. Bring yourself and $5. We'll provide all the materials and ideas for a one page layout. What a great way to get your creative juices flowing again after a busy summer! This is just our way of helping you get through the work week :)

(Check out the calendar at .)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Basic Grey that we all know and LOVE!

Introducing 3 new, beautiful lines by Basic Grey!

(Two additional lines, Granola & Urban Prairie, are shipping in October.)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Store Closing Early

Please note that we will be closing early tomorrow.

Our store hours for Sunday, August 24th will be from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Please plan accordingly!

Fall is upon us...

Happy Saturday! It looks like it's going to be another beautiful day :) I love it when the weather starts to cool down in the reminds me that both school and a new season are upon us.

And, a new season brings lots of new things going on at the store...

1. New product continues to arrive daily. Look for two new collections from Piggy Tales in the store today - Old King Cole and Billy Goat's Gruff. The names, however, have nothing to do with the themes! Old King Cole is all about notes, guitars, keyboards and drums. Billy Goat's Gruff is about bikes...both adult bikes and tricycles. Samples are at the bottom of this post.

2. Beach Retreat...there are only 13 spots left for our weekend event in October. Remember, September 1st is the cutoff for the early bird registration fee AND the group rate at the hotel. Make your reservations today!

3. Scrap Pink is the last weekend in October. We are NOT doing the 3 day crop this year...we've got some other exciting ways to celebrate Scrap Pink. Pencil us in and watch for details!

4. There will be a special QuicKutz Club event in November that you won't want to miss! Remember, you can join at anytime.

5. Right now, there are some amazing sales going on for QuicKutz. Squeeze tools for $29.99 (reg. $89.99), Revolutions for $59.99 (reg. $149.99) and the Silhouettes for $199.99 (reg. $369.99). These are AMAZING prices...especially the Silhouette! I will be teaching a Silhouette class in September, so now's the perfect time to add one to your collection. (Speaking of the Silhouette...did you see the lastest kitchen/baking downloads? LOVE 'em!)

And, let's not forget the 40% sale for the 2x2 and 4x4 shape dies. We have another shipment of dies arriving on Wednesday, so the wall will once again be completely restocked. Sale ends August 31st.

6. September brings back Hump Day Happy Hour! Bring yourself and $5 to join in on the fun. We'll provide all the supplies needed to make a single page layout...all you need to do is add the pictures when you get home! Join us on Wednesdays, anytime between 4:30 and 6:30.

7. On shelves TOMORROW...Basic Grey! 3 new BEAUTIFUL collections!

Now that school's about to start, I will be in the store most mornings and look forward to catching up with everyone! I feel like I haven't seen some of you in months. In fact, I'll be working this evening...stop by and say hi!

Have a GREAT day and thanks for your continued support,

Jen :)

New from Piggy Tales (made from recycled paper and printed with organic soy ink):

Friday, August 22, 2008

Silhouettes on sale for $199.99!!!

That's read it correctly.

QuicKutz has given a handful of stores the opportunity to put the Silhouette machines on sale for only $199.99...and Beach Scrapbooks is one of them!

This is an AMAZING sale!
We've got 'em...on sale and in stock. Come visit :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ready for the big yellow bus?

Get your supplies for scrappin' those back-to-school pictures! There's lots to choose from, including these new lines put on shelves this afternoon:

- Reminisce (every grade and GREAT stickers!)

- Die Cuts with a View

- K I Memories

Also, get your custom school paper while supplies last!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Learn a new technique!

Have you seen Amy's layouts using the Bazzill stitching templates? They are beautiful! Stitching is fun to do and will give your pages that 'Wow' factor :)

Thursday, August 21st

Friday, August 15, 2008

1 very late night + 1 camera + 6 crazy staff = MISCHIEF!

THIS is the result of a very, very late night at the scrapbook store!

- The QuicKutz wall has been restocked! If they are out of alphabetical order, it is because we were delirious...
- Two collections by Pink Paislee are on the floor! This is another new vendor for us...LOVE the owl :)
- Lots of new paper from Kaiser. Also, new word bling (words like beach, surf, cheeky, cherish, etc.), new pearls (red, green, black, pewter, etc.), new rhinestones (black...perfect for buttons on a snowman!) and new wood albums (including a car shaped album).
- New 3 ring, corduroy albums by Making Memories in sizes 12x12 and 8x8.
- Another new vendor - Theresa Collins - is in the house! She's got gorgeous Halloween, Christmas and Travel lines. PLUS, there are 8x8 papers!! These are going to be VERY popular b/c they are simply adorable. You can't miss them...they are in a cute, pink 8x8 rack. Plus, there are several papers made with the Bind-it-All in mind!
- New Karen Foster lines including marathon (or cross country), hunting, camping, target practice, Christmas cooking, mini golf, fishing, fly fishing, school, ancestry, state fair and more. Also new from Karen Foster...brads packaged in tic tac containers! Why didn't I think of that?!?!
-Several new lines from Bo Bunny are on shelves, including new Fall and Winter colors of the Double Dot paper.
- Hambly Studios rub-ons are here...

And, finally, the other thing that happens late at night is the consumption of Skittles. Lots of Skittles...

Enjoy all the yummy new products!!

Michelle, Amy, Susan and Melissa - Thanks for working extra late! We love ya!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Locals Only!

Did you look on our calendar and notice that it is Locals Only Week?!?! It's been going on all week, but don't've still got today and tomorrow! Wear ANY Beach Scrapbooks t-shirt and receive 10% off your entire purchase*!

As always, thanks for supporting our local scrapbook store!

* excludes sale items, discount available August 11-14.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Calling all wanna-be stampers!

So, you’ve finished your project and something is missing. What could it be? Maybe a stamping technique or two! Come join Jody this Sunday, August 17th to learn different ways to use acrylic stamps and ink pads.

She will be teaching lots of techniques, and you will be putting your samples on a key ring for future reference. The ring part is VERY cool! This won't forget :)

For details on this stamping class and info on other classes, check out our August calendar .

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lotsa new products...

Here's what's new in the world of Beach Scrapbooks:

-New and restocked stencils from Crafter's Workshop! These are crazy popular! The last time they were in stock, we sold out of the majority of them in less than 3 days. Now, they're back along with some brand new ones.

-2 new collections from Graphic 45 (a new vendor for us!). These papers are on the nostalgic side, with a splash of elegance.

-Christmas, winter, and fall collections from 3 Bugs in a Rug (I went in this morning to get mine because they are selling fast!)

-Bazzill, Bazzill, Bazzill. Restocked papers, new Tulle Ribbon (LOVE IT!), 3 mm micro mini brads, new In Stitch'z templates (including 8x8 sizes, an alphabet, flowers, Christmas shapes and more!), pom pom ribbon, stretchy ruffled ribbon (adorable!), plastic paper (think acrylic albums or embellishments), and gold and silver foil paper (oooh...great for Christmas card embellishments).

-Monthly Creating Keepsakes and Simple Scrapbooks magazines

-Flair Designs - Christmas

-Ocean Lakes and Kellam custom papers (we already told you about this, but just in case you missed it!)

-Scenic Route - Appleton (school) and Surprise (birthday)

I think that's it...although, I could be forgetting something! After staying up all night with the 24 hour croppers, I'm still a wee bit dilerious!

Have a GREAT Monday everyone!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Got Moxxie? We do!

New collections from Moxxie:
- School, grades preschool through 12th grade
- Camping, including adorable mosquito paper (is there really such a thing?!?!)
- Tie the Knot (Wedding, Anniversary, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal and more!)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

School Papers

Just a quick update :)

Kellam and Ocean Lakes High School papers are back in stock. You guys are the most requested high schools by far!

And...Strawbridge Elementary paper is here by popular request!

Get 'em while the gettin' is good...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

QuicKutz Dies - 40% off!!!

Why let the kids have all the good back-to-school sales? We want some, too!

>>>For the remainder of August, all in-stock 4x4 and 2x2 dies are 40% off! <<<

This is an AMAZING sale so don't miss out - come in early for the very best selection. And, don't worry, additional shipments are expected to arrive throughout the month!!

*Other discounts do not apply. Sale not valid on backordered, exclusive and/or clearance dies. Alphabets are not included in this sale.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Back from Alaska and ready to crop!

Hello everyone! I'm back in the lower 48 and ready to start scrappin' our family cruise to Alaska! (That's all 12 of us in the picture standing in front of the Hubbard Glacier.) Let me just say that it was absolutely beautiful there...the weather was in the 50s...we saw whales practically every day...and the snow capped mountains were just amazing. If you've ever thought of cruising to Alaska, I say go for will love it!

The 24 hour Crop Around the Clock crop is this weekend, and I'll be there in the wee hours of the morning croppin' away! There's still room if you'd like to sign up...I think when I talked to Susan this morning, she said there were 6 or 7 seats still available. Join us - it's going to be a blast!

Crop Around the Clock

THIS Saturday,
starting at 10 a.m.
24 hours for $24

Sleeping bags and air mattresses optional :)
Chocolate snacks encouraged!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

New Acrylic Stamps!!

This just in from Inkadinkado! New Christmas and Halloween stamps! Here's a sample, come in to see them for real!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Halloween from Making Memories

Feeling spooky? Check out these scary new papers from Making Memories! They come in shaped, glittered, pierced and double sided varieties!

Get them before they're gone!