Sunday, May 30, 2010

A couple reminders

We hope you're enjoying this SUNNY Memorial Day weekend! Our coupon AND multiple-punch-card-sale are good for today AND tomorrow. (Click here for the newsletter with more details.)

If you're interested in pre-ordering the Limited Edition QuicKutz Gift Set **Special Delivery**, we'll be placing our order on June 1st. Soooo...get your orders in SOON! (Of course, we'll order a few extra sets but can't guarantee how short or long they'll be in the store!)

So that our staff can enjoy the Memorial Day festivities, we'll be closing early at 6 p.m. on MONDAY. (Today we're open 12 - 5 and Monday we open at 10.)

Enjoy this beautiful day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day and new stuff from the Queen

Where did the month of May go?!? I can't believe that Memorial Day weekend is here already! Before you know it, the kids will be outta school and the temps will be hovering in the 90s. Whatever you do this weekend, have fun :)

Be sure to check your email for our Memorial Day newsletter...don't forget to print the coupon!


One more thing...check out some of the new self-adhesive felt borders by Queen & Co...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Texture Fades by Tim Holtz

They're heeeeeeere!!

The all new Texture Fades (a.k.a. embossing folders) by Tim Holtz have arrived!

Sizzix do NOT need an embossing mat with these...just sandwich it between your cutting mats and emboss away.

Epic can use these too.

The great thing about these Fades? In addition to paper, they also emboss grungepaper and grungeboard. I know all you Tim Holtz fans are in Heaven right now :)

All sixteen designs (2 to a package) are here and ready for you!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

happy HUMP day!

Good morning boys and girls!

We would like to wish you a very happy HUMP day!

Did you know that this is our LAST Hump Day Kit for a while?!? Our staff works hard to create these kits for you each and every Wednesday. So...we're taking a little summer break, but don't fret...we'll be back in September for more!

Today's Hump Day Kit is now available for $5 while supplies last.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Meet the newest member of the BoBunny team...FLAT BUNNY!

Would you like Flat Bunny to come crop with you and 9 of your friends? She'll bring FREE BoBunny stuff for all of you!

Click here for instructions.

I think she would LOVE Virginia Beach...don't you agree?!?

Friday, May 21, 2010

School's almost out for summer!

Can you believe it's almost June?!?

Beach Scrapbooks has come up with a GREAT school album for your children. It would also make a GREAT graduation gift!

Already put together in a black, faux-leather Making Memories album, this pre-made album includes layouts ranging from preschool to graduation. All you have to do is add the pictures!

We've designed it so that there are are two layouts per grade (with the exception of preschool and graduation...they are both one page layouts).

If you're like us, you have GOOD intentions to scrap all those school pictures and class photos. BUT, it doesn't always get done. Come many school photos are still in the big white envelopes that came home with your child?!?! That's why this is PERFECT for you. Just slip those pictures in and BAM! you're done :)

This is also great for those parents who tend to come in 3 days before graduation and say, "I've never really scrapbooked before, but I want to scrapbook my child's whole life before her party on Saturday." THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

The price? $79.99

I know...$79.99 might seem like a lot at first, but think about what you are getting...
*an album worth $19.99 (you can add pages on your own if you need to)
*layouts that are already put together (no CREATIVE THINKING or ADHESIVE required!)
*layouts that come out to approximately $4.28 per double layout (whaaat? layouts under $5?? Sweet!)
* top it all off...we've done all the work for you! Just simply add the pictures :)

Here's a few samples of some of the grade layouts. For a complete view, come in and take a look. We've only made a limited number, so if you're interested, come sooner than later!

We've also designed pre-made albums that include every month of the year...January through December. It's the same deal as the school albums...just add your pictures! This is also on display at the store for your viewing pleasure.

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Embossing Folders by QuicKutz

Introducing NEW A2 and 2x2 sized embossing folders from QuicKutz.

Have you tried them with Core'dinations paper?!?! If not, you need to :)

And, speaking of Quickutz, if you'd like to pre-order the Special Delivery Limited Edition Gift Set - please do so before June 1st. That's when we'll be placing our order :) Click here to see the entire gift set. Gift sets will arrive on June 15th.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

happy HUMP day!

A very happy hump day to everyone!

Today's Hump Day Kit is brought to you again by the lovely Amy! And, don't forget, today marks the second to last Hump Day Kit before we take a break for summer.

Still only $5, while supplies last!

Have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New from Best Creation!

I know I'm a little late on this I apologize that some of the papers are almost sold out!

Introducing new collections by Best Creation with the following themes: school, graduation, beach and glitter dotted card stock! Love those glitter dots :)

Enjoy this beautiful day...even with all the rain. Look at the bright's a perfect day to scrap AND you don't have to water your flowers!

Monday, May 17, 2010

feeling a LOT Inspired!

ohmygosh...what an AMAZING weekend we had! Janice, Melissa, Susan and I had the pleasure of driving down to Concord, NC for Donna Downey's Inspired event! Three straight days of creative inspiration. Now THAT, my friends, is perfect for the soul :)

I've just started to download pictures and unpack (we got back around midnight last night), so I'll keep this brief and post some additional pictures later.

If the inner child in you wants to get out and play, THIS is the place to do it! You should really consider going next year. REALLY. I can't even tell you what a fabulous, creative, uplifting weekend it was. If you're interested in knowing more about it, feel free to talk to ANY one of us...we'd be glad to share our stories :)

In addition to all the creative goodness that goes on, we get to see old friends and make new ones. I copied this picture off Stephanie Ackerman's blog because it's much better than the one I have! She's an amazing woman who is my hero because she actually creates all kinds of art on the PLANE. She brought her needle, thread and scissors and actually stitched all the way from California. When I'm on a long flight, I'm usually snoring by about the 45 minute mark. Plus, she baked cookies for everyone. We love her and her amazing handmade roses! Check out her blog here.

Okay, major crappy picture of me, but can I tell you how nice and down to earth Stacy Julian is?!?! Love her too :)

Now, back to the part about making new friends. While we were at Inspired last year, we met a gal from Hampton named Anna Willett. We carpooled (which is a worthy of a whole separate blog post!) with her this year in her giant blue 15 seat passenger van. I can honestly say that I haven't laughed this hard in a L*O*N*G time. We absolutely adore her! And...BONUS...she teaches! She has some mad craft skills that she may be teaching at a sweet little store called Beach Scrapbooks in the near future. Anna's the one in the front with the bright orange shirt on.

What I also love about this picture, is the chic on the far left...the one with the crooked glasses in the blue shirt who looks like she's drunk. (you may have to click to enlarge) Well, she's really not drunk (at least I don't think she was). That's Sally from Toronto. I actually stepped on her glasses and completely broke them. AAAAHHHH! But, like so many other woman at the event, we fell in love with her too. And, she totally forgave me :)

So...if either of these pictures appeal to really need to come with us next year!!!

And, back to old friends...Kris from Silhouette just keeps following us wherever we go...CAN'T shake him!! Yes, we love him too...

For those who know me, I have the most curly hair you've ever seen. And, I love it. BUT, if I didn't have curly hair, I would want Suze Weinberg's hair. She's got a TON of pictures from this weekend on her blog.

Overall, we had an AMAZING time! Except when Susan and Janice had that little disagreement...

Seriously though, I am so fortunate to have spent the last few days with such an amazing group of women! Janice, Susan, Anna and are awesome.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Now Available for Pre-order!

This one's for all you card lovers out there...introducing the all new LIMITED EDITION Special Delivery Gift Set!

Isn't the packaging cute?!? It would also make a great gift!

This is the alphabet, obviously called Special Delivery. It's a mini alphabet and measures about 1" tall. It comes on three bars, which are easy to use and store. This is a NEW alphabet format, so let QuicKutz know if you like it. And, don't fret...there IS an "I" in the set, even though it's not pictured here!

These are the actual card shapes. The dies cut the entire card out, leaving a scored line where you fold it. It's THAT simple. These cards easily fit into A2-sized envelopes. (It's so easy that your kids or grandkids could make their OWN cards for their friends and family!)

Use these corresponding card mats and borders to add dimension and character to your cards. They also work great with scrapbook pages.

Also included in this gift set are mini cards, measuring about 2"x2". These make great gift tags or notes.

Use these tabs with any size card (regular or mini). See the picture at the very top for an example. These also work well with scrapbooking.

Once you've cut your card out, add a few embellishments using these dies.

Now, here is where it gets FUN! These are new concept dies for QuicKutz, and they'd love to hear your thoughts on them! Exclusive to the Special Delivery gift set, these stitching dies cut miniature holes into your paper as a pattern for stitching thread, string or twine. Add a flower or bird shape to complete your look. (Again, see the sample at the top.)

Here's a little how-to guide for the stitching dies - you may need to click on it to enlarge.

So, there ya have it! Do you love it? If so, pre-order yours today for only $89.99! It includes EVERYTHING shown here...29 die cutting shapes!

(If you're in our QuicKutz club, you get a 20% discount. Not sure what our Quickutz Club is all about? Ask an associate for details...they would be glad to sign you up!)