Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

We'll be open ALL day today (and until midnight for croppers!) so come by and see us. Be sure to bring your little one in for a treat.

Plus, Kate's visiting tonight! Stop by and say hello :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yes, yes and YES!


In response to the dozens of emails and phone calls we've received over the past 24 hours, let us confirm that Beach Scrapbooks IS coming out with a new QuicKutz exclusive die!

Here's the scoop:

~ the title is Sea Creatures

~ it is a border die, however it has been carefully designed so that each of the 9 shapes can be used as individual 2x2s

~ the price is only $34.99!

~ we WILL be accepting orders through our website, just like we did with our exclusive Mermaid

~ we will be ready to start taking orders in about 2 weeks

~ we will ship international :)

~ we are in the process of setting up all the shipping charges, so thank you for your patience

~ as a big fat THANK YOU to all our local customers who support us year 'round, we are giving them the opportunity to place their orders now (without them, our exclusive dies would not be possible!)

~ all other orders will be accepted via our website (again, in about two weeks)

~ we have ordered an initial shipment of 600 dies (we ARE open to reordering if there is interest!)

~ there will be a limit of 2 dies per person

~ we do not like our exclusives going for ridiculous amounts on E-bay (why should you pay $75 on the big E, when you can buy it here for $34.99??), so we will NOT be posting them there. We thank all of you for supporting your local scrapbook stores :)

~ Sea Creatures should be arriving at our store in December (QuicKutz has not given us an exact we know, you'll know!)

If you have any questions, please email . We hope you like it as much as we do!!

Leave us a comment...let us know what you think!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Deck the Halls with the new QK gift sets!

Introducing this winter's QuicKutz Limited Edition Gift Sets!
Jolly, made specifically for the Revolution, will be arriving today and is $89.99. It comes with a 4x8 alphabet, 14 cookie cutter shapes, a magnetic binder to put them all in, 4 stamps with a rocker, 2 gift tags and 2 pockets.

Holly, made for the Silhouette, will arrive next week and is only $49.99. Not only does it come with a CD full of beautiful Christmas images, it also contains a scraper, a hook tool, 2 rolls of vinyl (red and green) and a roll of transfer paper.

If you are a QK Club member, you get 20% off both gift sets!

The following Cookie Cutter Dies will be offered for only $1 ! (These will be arriving next week.)


These are adorable acrylic stamps and will also be priced at $1 ! (Again, arriving next week.)

Come by the store to see samples!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Guest Video Blogger of the Day => Donna Downey!

Thanks to all who bought a raffle ticket for the awesome pink bicycle. Watch the video to find out who won!

By the way...we are having SO much fun with Donna! There's still a few spots available for today's two classes if you're interested. She's also got some fun products at the store, so come by and say hi :)

Welcome to Virginia Beach!

It's official...
Donna Downey is here!

She'll be teaching classes ALL day and signing books from 4-5 today. (Please arrive in time for you to get in line and have your book signed before 5...the woman's gotta have time for a quick dinner and then a night class!)

In addition to her books, she's also bringing lots of other goodies with her...brand new shirts/sweatshirts, prints, aprons, class kits (including the new Fa La La kit shown in the picture!), messenger bags, buttons, stamps and more!

Again, her book signing will be TODAY from 4 - 5!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Scrap Pink Weekend!

Do you have a "FIGHT like a girl" t-shirt yet? If so, wear it this weekend!

As part of our partnership with Scrapbooks etc., we're hoping to make a huge contribution to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for a Cure.

Here's how we're doing it:

* ALL proceeds from the t-shirts will be donated
*a portion of the Scrap Pink crop fee will be donated
*we're raffling off an awesome pink bike (all raffle tickets are $1 and there's still time!)
*a portion of all Donna Downey class fees will be donated
*donations can be placed in the Fight Like a Girl can
*a portion of ALL sales this weekend will be donated

Together, we can ALL fight like girls and make a difference!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Basic Grey

According to Wikipedia, Wassail is a hot, spiced punch often associated with Christmas. Particularly popular in Germanic countries, the term itself is a contraction of the Anglo-Saxon term, wæs hæil, meaning, "Be healthy".

So, be healthy my friends and enjoy your beautiful Wassail (the paper AND the drink)!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Live Life Inspired. Dream With Possibility! Donna DowneyJust to clarify...the book signing for Donna Downey will be held this SUNDAY, October 26 (not Saturday) from 4 - 5 p.m.

We will have her books available in addition to exclusive Donna Downey products. If you have a book you would like her to sign, you are welcome to bring it.

And, while we're on the subject...check out Donna's blog. She mentions coming to Virginia and all the cool NEW things she's going to bring with her! SO EXCITING!!!

Join me on Sunday so that we can give Donna a HUGE Beach Scrapbooks welcome!

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Happy Hump Day!

Join us today - anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 - for Hump Day Happy Hour. Just bring yourself and $5!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lots of info to read...

Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to read all the posts we've added over the past few days. Then, when you get to the bottom, click on the Older Posts link to see more that ran off the page.

So much to tell you about, so little space!

Upcoming Events - THIS WEEKEND!

Our Scrap Pink crop is this Saturday!

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (lunch and FUN included!)
Seats still available.

Donna Downey will be here in 5 days! There is limited availability in some of her classes, so if you're interested, call soon.

For those signed up already, we have received some items that are on her supply lists (workable fixative, medium gel, acrylic paints, buttons, sanding blocks, paint dabbers, eyelets, crop-a-diles, colored ink pads, tacky glue, and a very limited supply of watercolor crayons). Stop by the store because there will NOT be enough for everyone. Please note that the Making Memories Funky Vintage Chartreuse will be available for purchase on Sunday - if you need a bottle, please put your name on the list.

Even if you're not taking a class, stop by during Donna's book signing from 4 - 5 p.m. on Saturday! (We will have books and other Donna Downey merchandise for sale at that time.)

What an exciting weekend it's going to be!

QuicKutz Survey

While we were in Utah last week attending a Platinum Retailer event, QuicKutz asked us about future dies. Now they want your thoughts. Log on to your QuicKutz account, and you'll be prompted to take the short survey. Speak up or forever hold your peace!
(click on the blue QK button to go to the QuicKutz website)

Attention Stampers!

New arrivals from Inkadinkado, including the newly popular Inchies (stamps that are one inch by one inch and punch out beautifully with a one inch square punch)! We put them out today and customers were buying them off the counter before they made it on the hooks :)

Also, coming soon...COPIC MARKERS!!! Woo hoo! Stampers are raving about these incredible markers. They blend, paint and draw. We'll be selling them individually and in sets. (A set would make a perfect item to add to your Christmas wish list!)

Expected arrival date: beginning of November.

Christmas Magic!

The long anticipated My Little Bicycle's Christmas Magic has arrived!
Beautiful diecut, glittered & foiled papers, stickers, overlays, snowflake garland and more!

Way to go, Evelyn!!

Have you been checking the CSI website to see if you're a winner? Well, we've been watching...and guess what? There's a winner from Virginia Beach!!

Congratulations to our lucky customer Evelyn Runge for winning the daily giveaway! was her birthday too :) How cool is that?!

There's still time for you to win. They will be announcing a winner every day until November 10th.

Sign up now at . (If you and your husband sign up, you've got two chances!) Be sure to put Beach Scrapbooks as your favorite local scrapbook store :)

Happy Birthday and congratulations Evelyn...and...good luck to everyone else!

{Click here to read more about the Crime Scene Investigation coming up on November 15th}

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gettin' Grungy...

New Grungeboard (mini books and shapes) by Tim Holtz is here!
For all those who love to distress, we also now carry the Tim Holtz sanding block :)

Self Adhesive Canvas

Create backgrounds and embellishments with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas. Available in 8 and one-half by 11 inch sheets. It’s a self-adhesive canvas sheet that you can decorate with paints, inks and dyes, then cut out and stick onto canvasses, cards, scrapbook pages, and more.
• Self-adhesive backed canvas paper

• Acid free, non-toxic adhesive

• Sticks to many surfaces

• 5 sheets in every package

Christmas Basics

So often, Christmas paper includes all kinds of non-traditional Christmas colors. Reminisce has designed this line with the basic colors in, green, white and a little splash of silver. Enjoy :)

Crate Paper

Crate Paper introduces 2 new beautiful lines, the Mia and Prudence collections. NOTE: The pictures here don't do it justice :)

White Christmas by Rusty Pickle

...on shelves now!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

And the winners are....

Congrats to the following customers who won the raffle for a $25 Quickutz Digital Design Download Card!

Drum roll, please...

Sandra Jackson

Debi Tharrington

Michele Hinze

Applause, applause, applause! Come on in ladies, and claim your prize!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Week 5 of Amazing QK Sales!

Sad but true...this is the last week of the 5 Weeks of Amazing QuicKutz Sales!

Don't forget, if you spend $100 or more on ANY QuicKutz purchase, you can enter your name for a FREE Silhouette! Who's going to be the lucky winner???

Starting today and going through Thursday, October 23rd, the following items are on sale:

Squeeze Tool - $29.99 reg. 89.99
Revolution - $39.99 reg. $99.99
Silhouette - $174.99 reg. $369.99


all IN STOCK 2x2 and 4x4 dies are 30% off!!!

Happy shopping :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

QuicKutz Retailer Event

Okay, I was not drinking and videoing. I promise! I know it's a bit shakey, but I was trying to video around all these big heads while laughing hysterically. The QK Retailer Event started today and the first order of business was introducing all the sales reps. They came out wearing cheesy sweaters and sporting moustaches. They sang a song which immediately set the tone of the week. What a super bunch of guys with LOTS of courage! Of course, Kris (our rep extraordinaire) was the best singer out of the group...hmmm...maybe he'll sing for you when he visits our store in December!

And...we've seen the holiday limited gift sets. Woo hoo! Love, love, love it! It's hard to keep a secret, but you know the rules :) However...we are not above bribes.

I promise to upload some pictures from the event tomorrow (perhaps a few butt shots?). And, let me clarify...the picture Melissa used below is NOT the QK guys!

Leave a comment for us and the QuicKutz team...they will undoubtedly be watching this video over and over and over :) You guys rock - we love ya!

Now, be sure to read Melissa's post below - it's time to get out your punch cards!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bring in those Beach Scrapbooks punch cards Thursday, October 16th!

These hunkin' hotties want you to bring your full punch cards in for some hunkin' hot savings. Thursday, October 16th only...choose the deal that works for you:

1 full punch card: 10% off your entire purchase
2 full punch cards: 20% off your entire purchase
3 full punch cards: 30% off one regularly priced in-stock item
4 full punch cards: 40% off one regularly priced in-stock item


Don't forget to scroll down to check out info about Erin's card class (totally cute Christmas cards!) and see Jen's slide show of GORGEOUS Utah (still waiting for photos of the GORGEOUS QK gang, Jen)!

Changito's in the house!

Who doesn’t love monkeys? Especially Changito…he’s the fun-loving, sometimes mischievous monkey from Stampendous. Come see how to incorporate this little cutie into some darling Christmas cards. You will use several great products such as glitter, crystal lacquer, colored pencils, blending tools and of course, our Christmas scrapbook papers to bring these little guys to life. Erin will even show you how to use a sewing machine to take your cards to new heights!

Sign up today for class on:

Saturday, October 18th

See you there!

Join us for Hump Day Happy Hour

Today, from 4:30 - 6:30, is Hump Day Happy Hour!

Bring yourself and $5...that's it! We'll provide all the materials and ideas for a one page layout. No reservations necessary.

Utah! are SO busted! You should know by now that I don't leave home without my laptop!! Lucky for you, we are thousands of miles away AND in classes all day today - until midnight to be exact.

I just wanted to post some pictures from our first day in Utah. Janice and I are here for QuicKutz Retailer's event titled "Deck the Hall" (hmmm...could that be a hint for the new gift sets being released later this month??). The QK festivities officially begin today, so we got to do a little sightseeing yesterday on our way to visit American Crafts. We toured the American Crafts offices, saw where they manufacture their own pens (no pictures allowed!) and got to hang out in their product room. IWe wanted everything! We absolutely love their Christmas line...we placed a rather large order, including Thickers and Modern Albums. We've had lots of requests for both...they should be here in a couple weeks.

Oh yea, one more thing. The QuicKutz guys are sporting mustaches...what's up with that?!?! Watch the blog, and I'll report back when I have some free time :)

And, don't let Melissa and her uni-brow party too hard while we're gone (read below)!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

When the cat's away.....

the mice will play! Isn't that how the saying goes? Well, Jen and Janice are in Utah for a few days attending a retail event hosted by Quickutz. That leaves me, Melissa, in charge...WOOOOO HOOOOO! Party at my store!!!! I think we'll do something crazy this week with those punch cards you've been collecting so keep checking the blog.

Tomorrow morning I'm hitting the back office and receiving new product that arrived, followed by a long overdue eyebrow waxing. I'll keep you posted...on the product...not my eyebrows. Don't forget that Wednesday afternoon is Hump Day Happy Hour! Bring yourself and $5 and create a super cute layout. We'll provide the supplies! Until next time...I, and my brows, salute you!

Self inking monogram stamps by Just Rite

So many of you have asked for a monogram stamp it is! You can build your own...Just Rite Stamps allow you to change the letters, choose your own border or just use the stock images that are included in the kit.
Perfect for stamping the back of your layouts...the outside of envelopes...a gift set of cards for a friend...the back of your handmade cards...etc., etc. And, it's self inking!
Also, this makes a great gift for that friend who already has it all :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

QuicKutz Silhouette

Do you ever read the QuicKutz blog? Well, they posted an interesting comparison a few days ago. A comparison between the Cricut and the Silhouette. One of the items they noted on their chart was that the Silhouette sells for "$299 at many of QuicKutz's online dealers." Well - check us out! We have it on sale this week for only $175! I love our store :)

Click here to read the here to see the comparison chart.

Beach Scrapbooks ROCKS!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scrap Pink Crop and Pink Bike Raffle

It's time for Scrap Pink again!

Here is the information for our official Scrap Pink crop:

Who: YOU!

What: Our 2nd Annual Scrap Pink crop with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. Last year, we had a BLAST while raising over $1200!

When: Saturday, October 25th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Beach Scrapbooks, of course!

Why?: to have fun, get some layouts done and raise money for a breast cancer cure

How much?: $25 - Lunch will be provided, and a portion of this fee will be donated.

Sign up soon - space is limited! (last year we sold out AND had a huge waiting list!!)


Thanks to
Conte's @ Red Mill for donating this fabulous PINK beach cruiser!!

It's a Phat (NOT fat!) Cycles Sea Breeze Lady's Cruiser that retails for $229.99. And, check out the color - it's bubblegum pink!

Raffle tickets are available for only $1 each. Buy one or buy 20. ALL proceeds will be donated as part of our Scrap Pink donation.

Come in the store to check it's on display...waiting for an owner!

The winner will be announced during our Scrap Pink crop on October 25th. Good luck!