Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The $10 Unibind Class

Celebrate June with a Unibind class!

Treat yourself to a fun-filled class with Ken Oliver from Unibind. (Some of you may remember him from SCRAP-A-GANZA.) For those that don't know, Unibind is a fabulous little machine that binds together your own books in a matter of minutes. Come check it out and leave with an 8x8 album that's ready for all your summer pictures.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Make your own sale!

Dig out all those FULL punch cards and bring 'em in for SAVINGS!

Good through Monday, May 30 2011

1 punch card = 10% off entire purchase
2 punch cards = 20% off entire purchase
3 punch cards = 30% off ONE item
4 punch cards = 40% off ONE item

Valid on in-stock, regularly priced items only. Previous purchases & special orders do not apply. May not be combined with other specials, coupons or discounts. Exclusions may apply.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Crafter's Pick

A few customers have asked for us to carry The Ultimate glue...so...here ya go! (click on the bottle to enlarge)

Also...check out the Images to Fabric :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Are you a Happy Camper?

Introducing the new Happy Camper collection by Imaginisce!

In-stock and ready for all your camping photos :)

It's Friday...time to d-Stress!


Check out this new distressing tool by Imaginisce. I found this video on You-Tube that shows you how to use it - despite the slight mix up with the two sanding heads :)

We've got one OPEN in the store for you to try out :) Plus...it's nice and COOL in the store!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Have you tried to Print and Cut on your Silhouette?!?

We interrupt this blog to bring you a message from Anna:

i will be teaching an Advanced Silhouette class next week. i hope you will come join us for some fun... all the details are below. and bringing chocolate is optional, but highly recommended...

Advanced Silhouette: Print & Cut Feature

Have you ever had that perfect embellishment but wanted more than one?
Or thought that the sticker was cute but wished that it was ten inches tall?
Or maybe you would love to have twenty or thirty identical embellishments for a project? With the silhouette print and cut feature these are all possibilities!

This feature allows you to print images on your home printer and then the machine will cut around them for you. Scrapbook page embellishments, cupcake decorations, valentines...the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. During this class, I will cover this topic and we will practice the print and cut feature so that you can make your own creations at home.

When: Tuesday, May 31st from 6:30-8:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 if you purchased your machine at Beach Scrapbooks, $18.00 if you purchased it elsewhere.
Supplies needed: your laptop (with the silhouette software loaded and updated) and silhouette machine.
Call 563-9009 to sign up!

Introducing the 4th!

Brand new...the 4th by Reminisce! On one side, all the papers represent national monuments in Washington, DC. On the other side, the theme is patriotic.

Perfect for military, Memorial Day, Independence Day and all your DC photos!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

happy HUMP day

Happy HUMP day! Hump Day kits are availalbe today by the lovely Amy...and, they are cute, cute, CUTE!

Still only $5, while supplies last...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Beach Cottage

A little sneak peek of the new BEACH COTTAGE collection! A must see!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

happy HUMP day and NEW Echo Park

First, let us wish you a most fabulous HUMP DAY! Two more days and it's FRIDAY :)

Today's Hump Day Kit is brought to you by the lovely Katie. Still only $5, while supplies last.

As an annual reminder...we will be taking a summer break with our Hump Day Kits soon, so get 'em while you still can!

Next, we'd like to introduce three new collections by Echo Park.

SPLASH is a real beachy, summer line...fish, umbrellas, sunshine and fun colors!

Dots & Stripes is for all you POLKA DOT lovers! Trust us...it looks so much cuter in person. Big dots and small dots are sure to make you smile :) The nice thing about both Dots & Stripes collections is that the colors match the other Echo Park paper lines. So...if you have leftover paper from a previous collection, you can get matching Dots & Stripes paper and put it to good use!

Have a GREAT Wednesday and...go ahead...do something creative today - you DESERVE it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NEW Limited Edition Silhouette Tote

Many of you have been requesting a tote for your Silhouette. Here it is in a limited edition style, designed specifically to carry your original Silhouette or Silhouette SD and laptop anywhere you go. Supplies are limited, so get yours today.

The Silhouette tote features include:

•easy access, padded Silhouette compartment
•padded laptop compartment (fits 17" laptop)
•plenty of storage space with moveable dividers
•cutting mat storage pocket
•12" design to fit scrapbook paper
•shoulder strap for easy carrying
•limited edition white/grey print

In-stock now!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pre-Order Basic Grey 2012 Calendar Kit

I know it's only May, but Basic Grey is taking pre-orders for their popular 2012 calendar kit! Why now, you ask? Well...two years ago, the calendar was in HIGH demand but they didn't make enough for everyone to get one. People were upset, but it really didn't make sense for Basic Grey to order more because they knew that retailers (and customers) wouldn't buy them after the new year hit.

So...last year...they took pre-orders for their 2011 calendar. We pre-ordered ours in May and received them in September (which gives you plenty of time to complete it). We pre-ordered LOTS but still ran out. (It makes a GREAT Christmas gift!)

This year, we are inviting you to place YOUR pre-order so that we have a better idea of how many to order. If you are interested in pre-ordering a calendar, please call the store and ask that your name be put on the Basic Grey Calendar pre-order list. No money is due at this time, but pre-orders are expected to be honored when the calendars arrive in the Fall. Cost for the calendar is $19.99.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Perfectly Pleated

Add a sweet, hand-sewn look to your pages in seconds! Introducing Perfectly Pleated by Bazzill :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Hump Day!

Happy HUMP day! Today's kits are brought to you by the lovely and talented Nicole! Only $5 while supplies last...

New from Doodlebug

Introducing two new lines from Doodlebug:

Ladybug Garden

Nifty Notions

And...an entire collection of brightly colored albums available in 12"x12" and 8"x8"!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An Intro to Digital Photo Editing Basics!

Ever wonder why other people's photos look so sharp while yours are just *okay*? That's because many people do a little "touching up" to their photos before they are ever seen in public. Now...you can learn the same techniques!

We've put together a basic introduction class to editing your photos with Photoshop Elements (this is a free trial program so you can try before you buy - see store for details). If you’ve always wanted to know how to improve your digital photos, but have been a little scared to try, then this class is for you! And...if you have played a little with Photoshop but want to learn more, you will also love this class!

PhotoMojo is brought to you by Jodie Lee - you may have met her in our store for National Scrapbook Day. She's a graphic designer and photographer with 20 years experience using Photoshop. Jodie is from Australia but now lives in Virginia Beach. She has designed several scrapbook collections for Bo Bunny and Pink Paislee.

The class includes TWO, 2-hour sessions (May 28th AND June 4th). This gives you time in between classes to play and apply the skills you've learned.

Sign up NOW and get the early bird registration fee of $109. After may 16th, it goes up :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Glitter paper that goes through your Silhouette!

American Crafts has made the perfect glitter cardstock with their new Pow! Micro Glitter Paper. Made with a brilliant sparkle that never rubs off the sheet and a thin, easily manipulated material, this cardstock can even be run smoothly through electronic die-cutting machines like the Silhouette!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden Collection

Jodie Lee, the designer of this beautiful new collection by Pink Paislee, will be in our store for National Scrapbook Day!

Get a ticket to make a Sun-Catcher with her *this Saturday*, using this paper, for absolutely FREE. Click here for details.

Until then...here's a little eye candy for you...come in (on Saturday) and see what the rest looks like!

National Scrapbook Day make*n*take!

Check out these adorable tubes!

Stop by on Saturday, National Scrapbook Day, and make one for absolutely FREE :)

Other make-n-takes will be taking place in the morning and these tubes will be offered starting at 1:00.

See you then!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

100 Days of Summer

Are you ready for the heat and humidity?

Here's a challenge for you...

Create an album NOW that is for summer! Think about it...do it now and simply add your pictures and journaling later. Brilliant idea, isn't it? This paper collection, titled 100 Days of Summer, is PERFECT for an easy summer album. And, the brand new Doodlebug albums we just got in are a fabulous match (see our Facebook page for a picture).

Happy scrappin'!

Happy Hump Day!

Happy HUMP day! Today's kit, brought to you by the lovely Melissa, is only $5 while supplies last :)

And, while you're in the store picking up your Hump Day Kit, get your ticket for celebrity designer Jodie Lee's Sun-Catcher make-n-take on National Scrapbook Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A word from Tim Holtz...

We *finally* got our reorder of the new Tim Holtz Kraft Resist (paper) Stash! The first order arrived about a month ago and it sold out in ONE day...which means it never even made it to the blog...

But, it's back in stock now, so if you're interested...come and get it!

The following info about the new Kraft Resist papers was lifted straight from Tim's blog. There's also some information about his new Distress Stains, which we also have in stock.


- kraft resist stash - i'm telling you now, this kraft resist cardstock will simply set your creativity into overload. printed on pure kraft cardstock in black with an accent image printed in a clear raised enamel which will resist inks, paints, and sprays; your distress inks have definitely found a new best friend. this paper stash includes 8 different 12x12 designs with 3 of each design - you're gonna be happy you have more than one of each sheet for this one.

-distress stains! these fluid water-based dyes are for papers and other porous surfaces and made from the same innovative distress formulation. use for quick and easy ink coverage for backgrounds and larger areas like tags, canvas, idea-ology trimmings, and of course the new kraft resist papers. mist with water to lighten color and create mottled effects or apply layers of stain to achieve more saturated color. the tip is a fabric covered dabber top with a built-in spring valve (like a stamp cleaner bottle). this allows for controlling the release of distress stains right from the bottle simply by pressing down onto surface. the valve opens and stain releases, then just lift away to stop the flow, or swipe lightly across the surface to spread out the stain. the distress stains coordinate the all of the other distress products including the embossing powders, crackle paint, stickles, and most importantly distress ink pads. i just love this new way to distress larger areas, fabrics, grunge, trimmings, wood and more in a matter of seconds. can you tell i'm out of control excited for these?....aghh!...t!m

available in 12 colors: spun sugar, fired brick, wild honey, peeled paint, forest moss, weathered wood

broken china, faded jeans, dusty concord, antique linen, vintage photo, walnut stain

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cricut Storage...back in stock!

These first arrived in the beginning of March and disappeared as quickly as they came. They've been on backorder for a while...but...these storage containers for your Cricut cartrides are now back in stock!

Here's an excerpt from the original blog post...

Many of you have the plastic Art Bins...you know...the ones that hold a bazillion pieces of paper and stack on top of each other? Well...they just introduced a brand new one for all you Cricut users! Check out the picture...you put 16 cartridges on one side and your booklets on the other. AND...it has green tabs so you can easily identify it when it's stacked with your other bins. Clever, eh?!?