Friday, July 31, 2009


Arrrrg. (Pirate talk) I've been a slacker while Jen and Janice have been out of town. After my 3 weeks of zero computers, tv and phones, I've become electronically challenged. A customer just told me that she was having "blog withdrawal". So, let's see...what can I talk about?? We have a full crop room right now (Friday evening) and it looks like a storm is a-brewing. Maybe you should hop in the car and ride out the storm here at the store! I've restocked Star Wars (I AM YOUR FAAAA-THER) and the new Quickutz release is slim (we only have two Central Park fonts remaining at the low price of $59.99...come get one before they're gone!).

Anyhoo...Jen and Janice return tomorrow and I'm sure they will have lots of exciting news, photos and product to share with us. And....Jen will get back to her awesome, mind-blowing blog entries!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Quickutz Shapes are in Stock!

Hey, Gang! Melissa here. I've returned from my 3-week drive to the central US of A and put over 4,000 miles on the rental car. We stayed in a lodge in Northern Colorado that had no television, no phones, no computers, and no cell phone access. It was amazing, but I'm so glad to be back to civilization, electronics, technology, and QUICKUTZ! Our wonderful UPS driver delivered the Quickutz shapes from the "Say it with Style" new release yesterday and they are AMAZING! It's all about the journaling, ladies and gents. Since my long sensory deprivation, I will be partaking in a long, leisurely shopping spree when I get to the store today. I can't wait to see you all.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Greetings from the Sunshine State!

We are in Florida at the summer Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow. This is where we get to see and buy new collections that will be released over the next several months. LOTS of sweet stuff so far :) More on that later...I only have a few minutes before we have to meet with more vendors (woo hoo!), so this will be a quick update :)

Some things to note:
* I found another retailer that has 13 of the QuicKutz exclusive Holly & Berries border dies. (View it here.) I know several of you have asked me if we could get more (and I said no). BUT, I finally found someone who has a few left, and she is willing to share! So, call the store today and get your name on the list if you're interested!! First come, first served :)
*The new QuicKutz release was shipped in two shipments. We HAVE all the embossing folders, and they are each priced at only $4.99! You can see them here. The rest of the dies will be here on Tuesday as soon as our UPS driver arrives (usually before noon). There are 3 new alphabets, and they ALL have reduced introductory pricing! This pricing is only for a limited time so, if you like them, JUMP ON IT!
*New UNITY STAMPS have arrived...that little pudgy owl is simply adorable!
*Reminder - Kid's Camp with Melissa is coming up August 17-19. You can view the August calendar here.

And, last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to our fabulous staff for kicking in extra hours and 'holding down the fort' this week while Janice, Amy, Jody and I enjoy the tradeshow. We love ya!

Friday, July 24, 2009


A sample of the new papers just released by Best Creation! Click on the image to enlarge :)

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Introducing the Letterpress by "L"

Yesterday, QuicKutz introduced a brand new product line. The Letterpress from Lifestyle Crafts, or simply "L", is affordable and fun for any home crafter!

The paper that is used is actually "fluffy", enabling the front to be debossed (and filled with ink) and the back to be perfectly flat. For example, if you letterpressed the front of a would see the design on the front, but when you open it up, you cannot see any's completely flat.

The Epic Six is the tool that you need to letterpress. A letterpress starter kit would include everything else you need to get started, including the paper, ink and printing plates (along with other items).
For the complete line of Letterpress items, click here to see them along with their prices.

If you are unfamiliar with letterpressing, there's a wealth of information on the web about it. You will note that letterpressing is typically a very expensive and labor intensive project. Thanks to QuicKutz, it is not only affordable, but it's something we can easily do from our homes! Just think of the Christmas cards, wedding invitations, notecards, business/calling cards and other fun things you can make with it. Personally, I see several people in my family getting personalized note cards for Christmas! And, for those who like to make an extra dollar on the side, you could very easily make sets to sell or take custom orders. Just think of the possibilities...

Below are the basic steps. QuicKutz has a video that puts it all in perspective, so hopefully they'll be posting that on their blog sometime soon.

Be sure to check out all the fun stuff on their website. If you have ANY questions about the Letterpress by L, please let us know!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Go ahead...Say It With Style!

Journaling is an essential part of scrapbooking. YOU have a story to tell. If you don't tell it, who will?!?

These new dies and embossing folders from QK are perfect additions to any project that you'd like to add your own words. Use them on a variety of projects to highlight quotes, dates, names and places. They're easy to mix and match and you can even use the scalloped shapes and journaling lines separately as well as together! Don't forget to try our new pop-up doors to add more dimension and interaction with your projects.

Embossing Folders
Add more dimension to your projects with new embossing folders. These 2x2, A2 and border sized embossing folders also have a journaling focus but include new patterns and shapes as well!
The Say it With Style release features 3 new alphabets with amazing intro pricing that will last through the end of August. Use them together with journaling blocks for even more style.

QK Club Die and Arrival Info
July's exclusive club die is a 2x2 journaling tag!

Due to a delay at QuicKutz, we do not have the dies today for the official release. We will be getting the embossing folders in a few days, followed by the dies. Watch our blog for arrival info.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ready for a weekend of scrapbookin'?!?


Beach Scrapbooks and
Scrapdoodles (a fabulous local scrapbook store in Fredericksburg, VA) are partnering to bring you a wonderful weekend of scrapbooking.

Mark your calendars! More details and registration information are coming SOON...

2010 Scrapaganza

February 19-21
Virginia Beach, VA

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Epic Six demo

Wow...I never thought this day would get here!! Our store demo tool is HERE and on the counter - WAITING for you to come in and give it a spin :)

We've had lots of questions on when the remainder of the tools will arrive.

Our first wave of tools will arrive early next week. If you were one of the first ones to buy it (waaay back in May), you will be the first to receive your EPIC. We are in the process of putting together a list, complete with date and time stamp, so that everyone gets them in the exact order they were purchased. If you paid via layaway, your date and time stamp will be based on the date when you STARTED the layaway.

Our second wave of tools will arrive the week after next.

After that, the waves will continue until everyone gets their Epic.

By the way, congratulations to CARMELLA...she purchased the very FIRST Epic!

And...on July 28th, QuicKutz will announce their BIG news, so stay tuned :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Something old, something new

Cosmo Cricket: Snorkel Collection (several of you asked us to restock this line since it sold out in only a few days!) and Spinner Cards

Petaloo: new and restocked flowers (a new Weddings line is perfect for ANYthing wedding related...especially invitations!)

EK: new and restocked Jolee's stickers (LOTS of themes...beach, Disney, motorcyles, cyclists, travel - cities, states and countries, kids, water sports, tap/jazz, dog, baby, and lots more)

Making Memories albums
STICKLES!!! (including Christmas colors)
EK Circle/Curvy Cutters
Fiskars trimmers
EK Glue Pens
Black journal markers
Shrinky Dink film (both clear AND colored)
ArtBin Storage Satchels
Copic Pens
Page planners
Bo Bunny Popsicle mini album kits (this is HOT!)
Reminisce Jet Setters (states stickers)
Opaque White Pens
Bazzill 6x6 chipboard
New from it takes two:
National Park stickers
Boy Scouts stickers and papers (HUGE selection)
Year You Were Born stickers (restock)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Guest Celebrity Teacher...

...Lauren Ferguson! THIS weekend! Check her classes out by clicking here.

And...stop by to see her samples, they are beautiful!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

twins - travel - fishing - dance - paintball - baptism AND MORE!

New from Reminisce...

23 new themes
31 new papers
22 new stickers

Here's a sampling of the collection - click to enlarge!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Basic Grey

Introducing two new collections from Basic Grey...June Bug and Lemonade. Be sure to check out their new 'doilies' and 'woolies'!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Did you see the FREE download?

Have you been using your Silhouette? If not, you're missing out on some awesome designs! The QK team has been posting new images EVERY week (and sometimes every couple of days).

Remember, to get 50% OFF the subscription price, type in BEACH for the promo code. Trust me, it is SO worth it! If you don't want to subscribe on a monthly basis, each image is ONLY $1.99.

Here are some random images I pulled (there are LOTS more!) just to show you what's new in the past couple of weeks.

See this US Ribbon Slot? If you don't have a subscription, it's absolutely FREE to download - a gift from QuicKutz :)

One last thing...check out the QuicKutz BLOG for some interesting QK Silhouette info today!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New cardstock by Bazzill!

New GLAZED cardstock by Bazzill! See the red strip and the holly green? PERFECT for Christmas! And the white, ivory and black are a great match for anything wedding related. Oh...the possibilities!
So many of us love the Bazzill Dotted Swiss papers with those little raised dots. Now it is available in two different sizes with a scallop edge.

The rectangles are perfect for card making!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kids Camp

As part of this month's Kid's Camp, our young ladies made these whimsical canvas wall hangings! Melissa had a great time and can't wait for the next Kid's Camp (yes, there are spaces still available!).

PLUS...we've had so many customers comment on Melissa's canvas (you can see part of it hanging on the back wall), she agreed to teach an adult class! If you haven't seen it, the canvas is hanging up in the store.

Both Kid's Camp AND the canvas class will be in August.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Say it all with Little Yellow Bicycle

It's all about JOURNALING!
Little Yellow Bicycle has assembled a fun variety of journaling pieces sure to inspire. This new Say What?! collection includes
Clear Cuts Journaling Pieces in six fun and distinctive styles.

Say What?! Say it all. We make it EASY!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Jumping for Joy

Because our sale doesn't end until 6:00 tonight! Woo hooo!!!

See the post below for details, including 25% off the entire store!

oh HAPPY day!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ready to kick off your 4th with a BANG?!?

Stop by Beach Scrapbooks this weekend and save B-I-G!

If you love QuicKutz, you'll love this sale:

2x2 single dies - reg. $6.99 SALE $2.50*
2x2 double dies
- reg. $12.99 SALE $4.50*
4x8 Alphabets - reg. $39.99
SALE $19.99*

the rest of the store will be 25% off*!

From all of us, to all of you...have a safe and wonderful weekend :-)

*Sale runs Saturday July 4th and Sunday, July 5th. Applies to in-stock, MARKED merchandise only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Offer excludes previous purchases and specifically marked items. Sorry, punch cards will not be "punched".

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Epic Six video

Grab a drink, sit back and check out the new Epic Six tool in action! Plus, get a sneak peek at the QuicKutz offices in Utah.

This video was taken by a retailer in Washington...thanks for sharing!

For those who have NOT pre-order the Epic Six, today's your lucky day! QuicKutz has extended the deadline for their pre-order special.

Regular price - $89.99
Pre-order sale price - $69.99
Pre-order sale price for QK Club members - $59.99

Today's news...

Please note that we will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. Watch your email (and this blog) for weekend sale info!
(I can tell you that QuicKutz 2x2s are going to be an AMAZING price!!)

New Sew Cute! layouts are available today! We've created a whole set of them based on the upcoming holiday weekend. Most of them are one of a kind creations, so don't miss out :)
The FORCE was certainly strong in many of you yesterday! We debuted the new Star Wars collection and sold out of all but TWO embellishments. (There are eight papers, and - as of right now - they are all still available.)

If you are interested in the embellishments, please let an associate know so that we can put your name in our book. When our reorder arrives, you will be the first one called :)