Sunday, January 31, 2010


A couple of housekeeping notes:
-we ARE open today from 12-5 for those who venture out...please be SAFE.
-Tina's Heritage Class that was scheduled for today has been rescheduled for Feb. 13th from 4-7 p.m. and will follow the February Heritage Class. If you can't make it, please send her an email and she will set a makeup date for you!

I got several emails full of fun snow pictures! My kids were out ALL day in the snow. My dryer was ON practically all day. Hat, gloves, jacket, repeat. SNOW much FUN!

Interestingly enough...I got quite a lot of DOG pictures! All you dog lovers are gonna flip over the new Basic Grey pet collection coming soon :)

To start the blog photo album, here's a couple more pictures from dog Reese (pronounced like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups) absolutely LOVED the snow. He was out in it for so long that he had ice/snowballs frozen on to his hair. I had to sit him in front of the fireplace with a hairdryer to defrost him :) Needless to say, he was NOT happy about the drying off part :)

My brother's dog, Ashley...who, by the way, did NOT enjoy the snow!

From Melissa...the kid across the street used masking tape to prevent snow from getting in his pants! HAHAHA! Max and Walker making snow angels...

Michelle's kids...

Cindy's English/American bulldog...

Cheryl, from her backyard...

Esther's son Dylan making a snow angel...

Janice's dogs...

Andrea's kids having a blast...

I love this one of Linda!

Here are some pics of Tina's backyard. As you can see they have already gotten a foot of snow at 4pm and were supposed to get more after 7pm. The black dog is a minature lab and she hates water her name is sasha, the other dog is chewie. The kid all bundled up is her daughter Nomi.

Dee's pics...The first pic is of her youngest nephew Dave, who all he wanted to do was throw a snowball. Once he did that he was done with the snow.
The second pic is her oldest nephew Matt who took it upon himself to go diving in the snow.

Cindy's dog Logan

Jody's grandson, Justin...first time in the snow!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Store closed today

Let's see...

Bread. Check.
Milk. Check.
Toilet paper. Check.
Cookies. Check.
Snow in Virginia Beach. CHECK, CHECK and CHECK!!!!

Can you believe it?!? Real, live, white, cold SNOW!

Because of the snow, Beach Scrapbooks will be CLOSED TODAY.

(We may or may not be open tomorrow...check here for more details.)

My kids were so giddy this morning, they went outside just before 8:00. I'm sure the neighbors were thrilled...

Colby wanted to shovel the sidewalk for us. Isn't that nice? It's practically covered again, so I'm sure he will be shoveling a few times today. Wonder how many times he'll shovel before he realizes that it's really NOT all that fun :)

Marisa and our dog Reese had fun just running through the snow. It's really the first time either of them have ever seen any snow accumulation. I'm not sure who had more fun!

This ruler shot was taken at around 8 this morning. It's been snowing like crazy since then, so I know it's more by now.

I hope that you'll break out the camera today and snap a few pictures. We'd love to see them. SEND YOUR SNOW PICTURES, along with your name, to ...I'll post them on the blog :)

Enjoy this WHITE, snowy day!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hump Day!

It's Wednesday and that means there is a fabulous Hump Day kit available for only $5! It is AMAZING, WONDERFUL, and SUPER CUTE and I MADE IT! HAHAHAHA! Melissa here, taking over the blog for a second. I spoke to Jen this morning as she was leaving for the airport. She has tons of photos from CHA that she will post tomorrow...or as soon as she recovers from her jet lag. Have a wonderful day and pop in to keep Amy company this afternoon. pick up my AMAZING and WONDERFUL Hump Day kit!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Way to go USSNEWCO! You get an A :) And, get an A for effort!!

The first one, who wishes flat tires on people, is none other than BARRY! (His answers actually made me laugh out loud.) This picture was taken during our staff crop when Barry was creating one of his fabulous Christmas ornaments. His talent is simply ah-mazing! If you've never taken one of his card classes, you should!!

Next up...our very own xylophone player...JANICE! Here she is with her always-helping-around-the-store husband Donny. And, for those who don't know, Janice is my mother...together, we own this crazy little place called Beach Scrapbooks :)

And, last but certainly not least...ME! This is my beautiful family at Busch Garden's Christmas Town last month (freezing our butts off I might add) husband Jason and our two kids, Colby and Marisa.

The staff person who wasn't featured here is Elizabeth. (She was visiting her mother out of town and NOT on the computer - what a concept!!) But, we still love her, and she's a great addition to our team :)

So, there ya have it. Personally, I think we have the most fabulous staff around - they are a group of men and women who not only work at a scrapbook store, but have a passion for their hobby and love sharing it with YOU!

Be on the lookout...I'll post CHA pictures tonight or tomorrow morning. We're going out to dinner with Kris from Silhouette tonight...did you see that they just released IRON ON heat transfer material? SWEET! Check it out on their blog.

Have a WONDERFUL Tuesday!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Flat tires, tap dancing and cats with claws

Good Sunday morning from SUNNY California! The rains have finally stopped and the view of the snow covered mountains in the distance is beautiful :) We are off to start the first official day of CHA - VERY exciting! I will tell you that we've seen some great stuff so far...more on that tomorrow morning.

But...let's get right to the staff guesses. Narda, one of these days you are going to get them right!! Maybe today??

The answers are...#1...SUSAN. She and her lovely husband Brent are shown below. (ack! get a room!)

The answer to #2 is...LINDA! Here she is at Christmas with her husband Nick, their son AJ and their little family friend Diego.

Now...on to the LAST day of fun, useless staff trivia. I know, you're sad. But, c'mon people...I've got CHA pictures to show you!!!

Leave me some love (otherwise known as comments) and see if you can get these right. I will give you one clue...ONE person on our staff did not answer the questions...which means they are not on here. I'll let you figure out who that is (and, they have a good excuse which I'll share with you tomorrow). :)

Happy guessing! more Graphic 45 is here!!!

If you could have one super power, what would it be? Be able to wish flat tires on people that drive badly. I have always wanted to sap the car so when they got home, they would have 4 flat ties in their driveway!!!!!
What are your favorite TV shows? Currantly, CHUCK on Monday Nights, Older Show THE PRETENDER
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia
Three people, dead or alive, that you would invite over for dinner? Doris Day, Marie Osmond and Alice Faye
What two food items could you eat every single day? Spagetti and Chicken Tenders
When you’re 80, what do you hope to be doing? Be CRANKY (its payback time)!
What is the worst invention you've seen in your lifetime? The Computer

What is your favorite drink? Chocolate Milk
If you could have one sBolduper power, what would it be? to fly
What is your favorite TV show? Psych
What is one thing people don't know about you? I won a singing contest when I was a teenager
What do you want to be doing when you're 80? Breathing...on my own.
Did you ever learn to play any instruments? Piano, clarinet and the xylophone
What two things would you like to learn? To play the violin and tap dance (not necessarily together)


If you could have one super power, what would it be? The power to heal
What website or blog do you visit everyday?
What makes you laugh out loud? When people trip. I laugh especially hard when they fall. Not nice, I know. But funny!
What should you be famous for? Singing. Loudly!
What was the last book you ready? The Shack
What scares you? Cats. Especially the ones with claws.
What are two everyday things you could not live without? My phone and my toothbrush.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Only 3 guesses from yesterday?!?

C'mon...I know you can do better!

Let's see if we can get 10 comments...then I'll post the answers :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Graveyards and the Vatican

Ooooh...gotcha! The clues from yesterday were about...

...Jody! I think she should break out the hula skirt for National Scrapbook Day!!

Here she is, shown below, with her husband Don, her father, her grandson and her son. Four generations!

Today, I am blogging from rainy Anaheim, California where the winter craft trade show (CHA) is getting ready to start. Over the next week, we'll be taking lots of pictures and sharing some of them with you on this blog. order to make room...we're going to give you clues on TWO staff members today...and...the rest of them tomorrow. Get your thinking cap on!

Here are the next two staff members...can you guess who?!?

What two things are on your bucket list? to go to a major league football game and Australia
What scares you? Children of the Corn Movie
What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Mowing a graveyard
What is your favorite book? Jimmy Buffet books.... all of them
When you were a teenager, what did you think you’d be doing by now? Pretty much exactly what I'm doing
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Night owl
Name one fact that most people don’t know about you. I would love to take singing lessons

Are you an early bird or night owl? Whoooo loves you - of course a night owl....
What are your favorite tv shows? Love Project Runway and Criminal Minds ( opposite ends of the spectrum)Bold
What is the best invention? The microwave - you can bake potatoes, heat water and defrost food - who needs a stove.
Did you ever play a musical instrument? No musical instrument but I was in a Drum and Bugle Corp and twirlled flags and guns.
What is the next place I want to go on vacation? I would love to visit Rome and the Vatican even though I am not Catholic.
What two things would you like to learn? I would love to whistle and waltz
When I am 80 I want to be - scrapping with my friends, drinking wine and talking about the grandkids.

There ya have it! Leave us a comment and see if you're right!

Happy Thursday :)Bold

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hawaiian Dancing and American Idol

Now, back to our regularly scheduled blogging!

The clues from Friday were....not me....but I DID play the clarinet!...they were from...Melissa! As you can see from the picture below, Melissa and her husband Lance are very serious people...and a bit uptight ;-)

Now, on to the next one. (And, just so you know, there will be a twist starting sure to check back!)

What two things scare you? Snakes & Heights
What two things would you like to learn? Flower Arranging and how not to procrastinate
What would make your life easier? A housekeeper
What are your favorite TV shows? So you think you can dance; American Idol; CSI Miami
What was your first car? 1967 Mustang
Name one fact that most people don’t know about you. I danced Hawaiian for ten years
Where did you go on your last vacation?

Ooooh....think ya know? Leave a comment!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Inventory is OVER and we are OPEN!
A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers...because of you, we were able to finish in record setting time!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New QuicKutz release is here!

The RESOLUTIONS release by QuicKutz is HERE!

Please note our revised store hours:

TODAY - closing early at 1:00 p.m. for inventory
Tuesday - CLOSED for inventory

*****tune in tomorrow to find out more about our staff (see Friday's post)!!