Thursday, January 29, 2009

On our way home!

It's been a GREAT week! We've worked really hard to find new and exciting products to bring home. You haven't seen many samples on here because we'll be showing you lots on Sunday. (Remember...CHA Overview is at 1 p.m., the QuicKutz raffle drawing is at 2 p.m.)
Last night, we were able to enjoy a whole 4 hours of Disney. Can you believe that Susan and Courtney have NEVER been to a Disney park?!? Obviously, we didn't get to do much, but we were able to see Mickey and ride a few rides. We are exhausted, our muscles ache from walking the show floor and we have totally tested our suitcase limits (with some great giveaways!). But, we had such a was a GREAT show, and we can't wait to share our ideas and new products with you!!
We're off to the airport...won't be home until midnight. So, don't call too early in the morning :) See you on Sunday!

American Crafts...

...modern albums with heavyweight chipboard covers allow you to customize your own with paper and embellishments. Each album includes 10 page protectors. Check out the new colors.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meet Theresa Collins

Meet Theresa Collins! Theresa has introduced a few new collections this week, and they are FABULOUS! We took tons of pictures at her booth as her chipboard albums, altered items and layouts are absolutely beautiful. (You'll see them at the preview party on Sunday.) Plus, we'll be offering classes soon featuring Theresa Collins products. Many thanks to Theresa and her husband Ty for putting up with us for so long today :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Imaginisce

Get rid of those winter doldrums and check out the new Summer Cool line by Imaginisce. We have several pattern paper designs, super cute embellishments, and new acrylic stamps (the flip-flops are my favorite)!

New Silhouette Video

So, I'm not the best videographer, but here's a little info on the new Silhouette. It is AWESOME! We absolutely LOVE the new one touch welding button.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Snippets is in the house!

It's here! Snippets is a hilarious book from Simple Scrapbooks magazine's Lain Ehmann. Lain explores the nuttier side of scrapbooking, covering everything from getting started and making time for the hobby to stalking scrapbook celebrities and yearning for a magazine-worthy scrap room. Whether you're an avid scrapbooker or someone who just dabbles in memory preservation, you're sure to relate to these wonderfully witty interpretations. So pick up one for you and a few for your friends, and find out how funny scrapbooking can really be!

Update from CHA

That is so HOT! Yes, Paris Hilton was at CHA today. Lots of other celebrities are here too...Donna Downey (our favorite, of course), Theresa Collins, Heidi Swapp, Suze Weinberg, Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, Sandy Genovese and the men of QuicKutz (among others!).

Courtney and Susan had a fabulous day. This is their first time at CHA, and they are going crazy looking at all the new product and participating in all the make-n-takes. For me, it's like a mother watching their kids at Disney!

I do have a correction to make. In the last post, I mentioned new Silhouette blades that cut through different mediums such as chipboard. This is NOT the case. The chipboard, cork, metal and vellum are meant to be cut by the Revolution. NOT the Silhouette. The new Silhouette is awesome though. It uses a SanDisk memory stick and doesn't need to be attached to your laptop. (We'll explain more later.) Another new product by QuicKutz are Embossing Folders. They come in 3 sizes...2x2 (4 different designs in one package), A2 (perfect for card makers) and borders. The best part, they are priced at only $5.99! And...QK Club members get 20% off.

Some interesting changes are happening in our industry. You may have heard by now that Simple Scrapbooks magazine will run its last two issues in the next couple of months. After that, they are ceasing their publication. If you have paid for a monthly subscription, you might want to call them. We, of course, will have them in our store. They'll soon be collector's items!

Another company that is changing pretty drastically is Fiskars. Many of you love their punches (we ordered some new ones today that are awesome!) and their paper lines. Heidi Grace, Cloud 9, Kimberly Poloson and L'il Davis are all under the Fiskars name. After this release, these companies will no longer be a part of Fiskars. It's unclear at this point whether they will cease to exist or go elsewhere.

The good news is that we've seen some exciting, new products today. And, the better news is that we've seen a lot of prices come DOWN. Companies have realized that price really does matter, so they've redone their packaging and renegotiated rates based on the fact that oil prices have come down in price.

I hope you are collecting your QuicKutz shopping spree tickets, cashing in your Sand Dollars, and planning to attend the CHA Overview planned for February 1st. We've got lots of good samples to show you!

Tomorrow, we'll be taking the video camera to the show. Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sand Dollars, New QuicKutz and STAR WARS!

Start redeeming your Sand Dollars TODAY!!

Here's how to REDEEM your Sand Dollar(s):

Sand Dollars may be redeemed between Sunday, January 25 and Saturday, January 31 with each $10 purchase.

Spend $10, redeem one Sand Dollar ($5)
Spend $20, redeem two Sand Dollars ($10)

Remember, Sand Dollars MUST be stapled to the original receipt!

On shelves today! Six new alphabets by QuicKutz. Coming 3D shapes. Keep watching the blog for more information on new QuicKutz items including a new Silhouette (old Silhouette users don't worry - we can use all the new products that go along with it...including new blades that cut chipboard, metal, cork and magnets!), new embossing methods, new and improved idea books and etching cream for glass etching! SO EXCITING!!

View the first part of the release here. (The new Silhouette, Silhouette accessories, embossing dies, and etching cream are the second part of the release that has NOT shipped yet.)

The force is with us! Susan, Courtney, Janice and I are in California at CHA! Last night we attended several preview parties, including Creative Imaginations. Can you tell by the picture what collection they are coming out with next?? Yes...Star Wars AND Clone Wars!! Finally!
Today is the first official day of the show, and we are ready to find the best stuff to bring back for you :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

You could be a WINNER!!!

Beach Scrapbooks is giving away a $1,000 QuicKutz shopping spree!

Actually, we will be giving away 5 prizes! One $1,000 and four $100 prizes for a total of $1,400.00 in giveaways from QuicKutz!

If you have the winning raffle ticket, you will be able to shop for $1,000.00 of QuicKutz products!

From now until January 31st, you may earn raffle tickets. On Sunday, February 1st, return to our store at 1:00 p.m. for a CHA Release Overview and stay for the raffle drawing at 2:00 p.m. (there's plenty of time to get ready for your Superbowl party!). YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. There will be additional chances to earn raffle tickets that day, too!

There are LOTS of ways to earn raffle tickets!

You will earn ONE ticket:

~ For every $20 you spend* (does NOT have to be on QuicKutz)

You will earn ONE ticket, with no purchase necessary, by:

~ Updating your information in our computer system
~ Registering for a class (one ticket per class, monies do NOT count towards free ticket)
~ Wearing any Beach Scrapbooks t-shirt (one ticket per day, per customer)
~ Signing up for Beach Mobile (show your welcome TXT MSG to an associate)
~ Just being a current member of our QuicKutz Club!

You will earn FIVE tickets by:

~ Joining our QuicKutz Club
~ Renewing your QuicKutz Club membership (you can renew now, even if it's early...your new membership will start the day after the current one expires)

The Fine Print:
*Each raffle ticket earned is based on the pre-tax amount after discounts applied. Previous purchases not included. You must receive your entry ticket(s) before leaving the store, no exceptions.
*You may earn raffle tickets when redeeming gift cards. Sorry, we cannot offer tickets when purchasing gift cards.
*Must be present to win.
*You may not win more than one prize.
*Product selection must be chosen from official QuicKutz list and sent directly to QuicKutz no later than February 9, 2009. Product will be shipped to Grand Prize winner directly from QuicKutz. All runners up will receive their product from Beach Scrapbooks. Dollar value is based on full MSRP as specified on official QuicKutz list

New items and new info about QuicKutz $1000 Giveaway!

New - American Crafts Romance paper. Absolutely beautiful!

Restock - year stickers (1945 for example) by it takes two.

Restock - Breast Cancer Survivor and Walk/Run for a Cure paper.

Update on QuicKutz $1000 Giveaway - we're finalizing the details right now! Watch the blog and your email for more information later today!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hump Day, Wednesday Hours and Facebook

Today is Hump Day! Shovel all that snow off your driveway (yea, right!), and join us anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.. Complete a layout for only $5! We'll provide all the tools and supplies.

Remember, we're open today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Send the kids to school and come crop/shop!

Are you on Facebook? We are! Search for Beach Scrapbooks and join our group. You might see some Facebook only discounts popping up in the near future :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

SNOW DAY!!! (And we're probably closing early...)

At 5:45 a.m., the phones in my house started ringing. First the house phone, then my husband's cell phone, then my cell phone. VB Schools were calling to inform us that there would be no school today due to the ANTICIPATION of snow! Needless to say, we are all up now and the kids are squealing with delight. Let's hope it really does snow!

My son said to me..."mom, don't you have a die called Snowday?" He's close, it was last winter's QuicKutz gift set.

"I think you should have a sale on it since today is a snow day." Well, we haven't had any in over a year, so that's not really an option.

"How about a sale on everything then...this way all the moms can work on their scrapbooking stuff while the kids play outside!" Such a smart kid.

So, by order of my son...

Come in today and save 20% on all regularly priced items!!
**sale items excluded, in-stock items only. Not valid on previous purchases.

And, IF it snows, we'll close early. Watch the blog for details.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ultimate Cruise pictures!

First, let me's cold in Virginia Beach!!!

Last week, Janice and I had an AMAZING experience. Along with 108 other scrappers, we went on the Ultimate Cruise organized by Scrap Map.

It was a 6 day cruise to the western Carribean. During the 2 days at sea, we had classes by the most amazing set of instructors EVER! We made some fun projects and got to see some exciting new products ready for their debut at CHA next week. (Sorry, can't show you pictures of the new product just yet!)

In addition to these fabulous classes, we were able to do some exciting excursions in port. We kissed and held wild stingrays in Grand Cayman, swam with dolphins in Jamaica (yes, I want one as a pet now!), and Jen parasailed in Key West. It was SO incredibly fun, relaxing and WARM!

We also met a great group of women who share our passion. I would cruise again with them in a heartbeat.

In the past, we sort of poo-pooed a scrapbooking cruise. Our idea of a cruise was fun and sun...NOT dragging all our scrapbook supplies on board. BUT, we have changed our outlook. It was a GREAT we will never forget! I'm actually thinking of doing another excursion with Scrap Map...the problem is, there are so many to choose from!

Thanks again to QuicKutz, where Janice WON this amazing week of fun. (And thanks to her for taking me with her!!)

Anyone else interested in cruisin' and scrappin'? Let us know!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Don't forget...

...that Beach Scrapbooks is open an hour early (9:00am) every Wednesday for you to come and crop!

...that you may redeem your Sand Dollars the week of January 25-30!

...that Nifty Thrifty Day is Sunday, February 22 from 12:30-2:30!

...that in a couple of days we will reveal the details of the Quikutz shopping spree!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The CARD SWAP is back!

Jody, our cardmaker extraordinnaire, will be coordinating the 2009 Card Swap! We will take up to 10 participants. Swaps will take place before Jody's card classes on the third Sunday of every month at noon. The classes start at 12:30pm, but you do not have to participate in the class to participate in the swap.

Here are the occasions:

February: Birthday - Due February 15
March: Thank You - Due March 15
April: Baby - Due April 19
May: Friendship - Due May 17
June: Get Well - Due June 21
July: Thinking of You - Due July 19
August: Birthday - Due August 16
September: Halloween - Due September 20
October: Thanksgiving - Due October 18
November: Surprise (you decide) - Due November 15
Please contact Jody at the store at 563.9009 by February 10 to get all the details!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Greetings from the Caribbean!!

Hello everyone...Janice and I are on a HUGE cruise ship, right outside Grand Cayman!

Remember when we went to Utah for the QuicKutz retailer's event in October? Well, at the end of that event, they chose one grand winner to go on a cruise sponsored by Scrap Map. Well...Janice WON! Can you believe it??? My dad volunteered to give up his spot for me because it is a SCRAPBOOKING cruise!!

It's called the Ultimate Cruise, and there is an AMAZING set of instructors on board...Donna Downey, Heidi Swapp, Karen Russell (designer for Creative Imaginations), Theresa Collins and Margie Romney-Aslett (creative director for Making Memories). WOW!! So, not only do we get to cruise for 6 days, but we get to take classes from these amazingly talented ladies!

In Key West, I parasailed (mom chickened out and took the trolley tour!) and today we swim with the stingrays. I wish you were all here with us!

I must say, it's so very nice to get away. I miss my children and husband, but it's so very relaxing because I only have to take care of ME. In fact, I have an online date with the kids before school this morning, so I need to wrap this up.

We will be bringing back some amazing projects to share with all of you. And...the best part...we've seen some of the new product being introduced at CHA later this month. You are going to LOVE it!

Bye for now and please say a little prayer that the stingrays are kind to us :)


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Beach Scrapbooks is pleased to introduce a talented new instructor!

Pattie Castillo, of Pattie Kake Designs, is a self-proclaimed paper addict and scrapaholic. Her eclectic style is apparent with her use of different textures and embellishments made from chipboard, flowers, ribbon, and other recycled objects. Pattie is devoted to recycling and loves using common household items in different ways on her projects.

Join Pattie for two new Beach Scrapbooks classes:

Twelve Days of Christmas: Once a month for the entire year, Pattie will focus on a Christmas themed project or layout ideal for gift giving! At the end of the year you will have 12 hand-crafted items to give to loved ones...or keep for yourself! Sunday, January 25 1:00pm-4:00pm

Reuse, Recycle & Organize: This monthly class will show you how to take something old or used and recycle it into a beautiful and creative project. Get organized in January (you made a resolution to get organized, right!?) by making a super cute, super efficient coupon holder. Thursday, January 29 6:00pm-8:00pm

Come by the store and see the fantastic project samples!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Local T-Shirt Day!

Wear any Beach Scrapbooks t-shirt on Monday, January 12th and receive 10% off your entire purchase! Excludes sale items.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

LAST day to earn Sand Dollars!

Today is the LAST day to earn Sand Dollars!
For more information on HOW to earn them, click here.

Sand Dollars may be redeemed between January 25th and January 31st.

The next QuicKutz release (it's a BIG one!) is January 25th. Use your Sand Dollars towards new dies and alphabets!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New items!

First, congratulations to everyone for surviving the hurricane last night! Can you believe that wind?!? If you're reading this, that means YOU have power! So do we, so come visit :)

Here's what's new today:

- Hannah Montana paper (and there's one sheet that just has guitars on it with subtle flowers...perfect for the girl rockstar in your life!)

- High School Musical paper

- Puffy Velvet Markers in white (perfect for snowballs or the white part of Santa's hat)

- the Stickles racks have been filled...AGAIN!!

- Making Memories predesigned albums in the following themes: Friends, Christmas and Travel

- Glimmer Screens by Tattered Angels have been restocked

- Scor-Pals are also back in stock

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hump Day and new hours - TODAY!

In January, we'll be opening an hour early on Wednesdays. Send the kids to school, and come on in!

Wednesday hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. is Hump Day! Just bring yourself and $5...we'll set you up with all the supplies needed for a layout. Jen is hosting this week's Hump Day Happy Hour, and her layout includes the new QuicKutz frog!

Come anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Silhouette Shapes

QuicKutz has also released Silhouette images today! Click here to view the new digital downloads.
(See the post below to view the new birthday dies)

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Birthday and Party shapes from QuicKutz!

Introducing new birthday and party shapes to help kick off the New Year! These shapes are perfect for parties of all kinds including birthdays, New Year's, wedding or baby showers, ice cream socials, church activities and more! Use them together with the new 4x8 alphabet, Banana Split, for a project that's extra sweet.

Click here to better see all the new dies and sample projects!

(See the post below about a QuicKutz shopping spree!)

QuicKutz Shopping Spree

Ever dream of going on a HUGE QuicKutz shopping spree?!?

Your dream just might come true.

Watch our blog for details...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Earn FREE Sand Dollars starting TODAY!

For every $50 you spend, earn a Beach Scrapbooks “Sand Dollar” (worth $5) to spend at the end of January!

Here's how to EARN your Sand Dollar(s):
Between now and Saturday, January 10, for every $50 you spend, earn a Sand Dollar to redeem January 25-January 31.

Spend $50, earn one Sand Dollar ($5)
Spend $100, earn two Sand Dollars ($10)

Here's how to REDEEM your Sand Dollar(s):
Sand Dollars may be redeemed between Sunday, January 25 and Saturday, January 31 with each $10 purchase.

Spend $10, redeem one Sand Dollar ($5)
Spend $20, redeem two Sand Dollars ($10)

The FINE PRINT: Based on pre-tax purchase. Sand Dollars must be earned on one receipt, in other words cannot be combined with other receipts to meet purchase requirement. No other discounts or coupons apply. Punch cards will not be punched during this promotion. Not valid on QuicKutz tools or sale items. Previously purchased items and special orders are not eligible. Valid on in-stock items only.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Silhouettes STILL at $150!

For those of you who have been thinking about getting a Silhouette, they are still on sale for only $150!! I was able to order more yesterday at this incredible price :)

If you would like to reserve one, you can pay half ($75) now and the remainder when the Silhouette arrives. Expected delivery date is 1/9 or 1/12. At this price, we are having a hard time keeping them in stock!

If you have any questions about the Silhouette, see one of our Silhouette Certified associates or email .

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Wednesdays in January

You asked, and we listened!
Beach Scrapbooks will be opening an hour earlier EVERY Wednesday in January. This way, you'll be able to drop the kids off at school and come shop and/or crop!

Our new hours for January will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (midnight for croppers)
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.

Let us know what you think!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ring in the new year with Creative Imaginations and QuicKutz

New Sea World kits, paper and stickers from Creative Imaginations!

Elegant Essentials is finally here!
(Next release is THIS Tuesday)