Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A HUGE Shipment of Memory Box Dies Arrived, also DPs, and A Card Sample

Hey Peeps!   Lookie here....the largest order of Memory Box dies has arrived.  Here are photos of most but not all of them.   

First up are some flowers, leaf, and stem....

The year is flying by and before you know it, it'll be the happy holiday season once again.  So get your mojo in gear and start on your holiday cards and projects.  Its never too early to start.

Here's a some of the butterfly dies.   There's more so do stop by to see all of them.

Here is a nice assortment to suit your project needs.....

And more......

And more.....

And still more....

There's a bunch of stencils too.  Oops sorry, forgot to take a pix of those.

We also received these awesome DPs.  The bottom row is the flip side of the top row.

And here's a card sample by Karen that's displayed at the store.   All of the dies and stripe DP are from Island Scrapbooking.

Dies used for this card:
"Thank You Garland" by Memory Box
"Kensington Branch" by Memory Box
"Picket Fence" by Poppy Stamps
"Stitched Scalloped Border" by Lawn Fawn
"Garden Pots" by Memory Box
"Tiny Tulips" by Memory Box

DP by Lawn Fawn

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gelli Painting Demo and Shipment of Prima Dies Arrived

Today, Peggy gave a fun demo using the Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate by Stampendous which allows you to create an endless variety of backgrounds and textures for cards, scrapbook pages, etc.  
Selecting your color combination of acrylic paint and adding an assortment of texture of your choice is part of the fun and it is so exciting to see the results because each print is so unique.  To create designs,  you can use stencils, die cut outs, and items such as leaves, bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, just about anything you can think of, which will give your print super amazing results.  Products such as the monoprinting plate, paint, stencils, dies, and brayer, are available at Island Scrapbooking.  Get started on this awesome technique and have fun creating some fabulous projects.

Here's a pix of the monoprinting plate pkg....

Here are a few samples.    Ohhhh, isn't his awesome?

Here's another with bird cages.....

This is the result of using a number of different die cuts....

Here's one using a stencil.

These stencils would create amazing results...

We have a great selection of Distress Paint....

There are more samples available at Island Scrapbooking.  If you would like to see a tutorial click here, then click on "View Video."

We received a new shipment of dies by Prima.  Add these die cuts to your cards, scrapbook pages, or any paper projects for dimension, layering, etc.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Hello, hello everyone.  Hope you're all having a fun and crafty day.

Our order for Hero Arts stamp sets and dies have just arrived (new and re-order).   These are great for just about any occasion or event.  

We also received a shipment of these cool stamp sets and the "Landscape" die set by Mama Elephant. Get your creative juices flowing and see what you can whip up with these cool items.   A card sample using the "Landscape" dies is posted below. 

Stay tuned for more exciting news as we are expecting a shipment for NEW Christmas Memory Box dies.   We will also have a Christmas section in the store filled with products for your holiday projects.

And here's a card sample by Karen with Kimie by Sister Stamps gardening in her yard on a nice sunny summer's day.  In the actual image, Kimie is petting a cute little bunny.   To create this scene, she cut off the bunny and put the gardening tool in Kimie's left hand and the flower stem in her right.   To give the pile of dirt some dimension, she crinkled the cardstock and added a little piece from a cottonball under, then taped the edges down with double-sided tape.  Also, a tiny slit was cut in the "dirt" to place the hand shovel in.

Here are the dies used for this card....

"Landscape" by Mama Elephant
Sun & palm tree from "Classic Frame" set by Hero Arts
"Garden Pots" and "Garden Tools" by Memory Box
"Stitched Scalloped Borders" by Lawn Fawn

All products are from Island Scrapbooking.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, have a fun and super crafty day.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New Washi Papers Are In, More Products Coming Soon, Gelli Printing Demo, Another Card Sample, etc.

Aloha Everyone!  Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.

We just received a beautiful assortment of washi paper which includes some new designs and reorders.  These will certainly add a nice Asian touch to your cards and projects.   

Here are samples of our newest laser cut sentiments.   In addition to these, they will be available in an assortment of colors.  If you can't decide which color to get, white is great because you can easily color them to fit your project.

New Hero Arts shipment
New 12" x 12" designer paper
Chirstmas Section
Mama Elephant shipment
New Christmas Memory Box dies

Space is limited, so please sign up to save your spot.  There will be 2 sessions to choose from.   Peggy will give a free introductory demo to Gelli printing.  Come and see what this unique tool can do.  You'll learn a fun way to use your distress inks/paints and make amazing backgrounds for your cards and scrapbooking. 
Date:     Friday, July 18, 2014 OR Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time:     10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost:     FREE

Here's another card by Karen.  She used Spellbinder dies to create this circle card featuring Harumi by Sister Stamps which she inked up with Copics and the Cherry Blossom embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  

And here's a pix of the dies and image she used (excluding Spellbinder dies)...

The names of the dies may be a bit hard to read so here's a list:
Norrland Flowers by Memory Box
Stitched Scallop Border by Lawn Fawn for the "grass"
Floral Vine by Memory Box
Dainty Leaf by Poppy Stamps
Pop Up Thanks by Memory Box

This card is displayed at Island Srapbooking if you'd like to see it "in real life."  :-)

Thank you very much for stopping by and have a fun and crafty day.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

More Card Samples, Store Hours, and Its Official.....

Aloha Everyone.  

Today we're sharing more card samples made by our customers using products from Island Scrapbooking.

First up are two gorgeous cards by Delma.   Creating this ocean-themed card, she inked up Eliana by Sister Stamps, and encircled this inspiring quote with the "Tiffany Fraime" die by Memory Box.  The quote was stamped onto vellum paper.

For this card, she used a daisy embossing folder and colored the flowers and stem with Distress Markers. So pretty! 

The next three cards are by Evelyn.  Awww, don't you love this happy scene?  She inked up Misaki and the "tweet" little birds by Sister Stamps, then paper-pieced the kimono.  The fence was made with the flower punch board cut at 1/2 inch intervals.  Awesome!   She topped it off with a "hello" sentiment using a die by Lawn Fawn, and the "Small Alder Tree" by Memory box as a branch. SWEET!

Next, she created this cool card using a stencil by Memory Box and colored with blue metallic ink pad by Encore.

This next card is perfect for a male.  Using the "hello" die by Lawn Fawn she cut the sentiment out from the quote bubble.  The robots are laser cuts by and from Island Scrapbooking.

And lastly, here's a living room scene card by Karen with LiLi by Sister Stamps hugging her teddy bear.  She used the following dies from Island Scrapbooking:  "Small Madison Window," "Lacy Curtains," "Aston Side Table," "Large Verano Lamp" by Poppy Stamps, and "Puffy Clouds" by Memory Box.

The store will be closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  

As some of you may have heard, Island Scrapbooking is officially up for sale.  The listing went live today and we're hopeful that a new owner will continue this awesome business to support our crafty community.   Any interested parties can contact Heather Hedenschau of Big Island Brokers at 965-8776.  It has certainly been a real joy and Michele would love to be of help to who ever takes over.  If you're interested is taking a peek at the listing, here's the link:  

Click on the little camera icon at the top to view pictures of the store.

Please know that although the store is for sale, its business as usual.  We are not downsizing, so please continue to check back to see more postings of new shipments, samples, classes, etc.

Thank you very much for stopping by.  Wishing you all a happy and crafty day.

Heather E. Hedenschau, CRS - PB , CRS, GRI 808-345-9800
Big Island Brokers 808-965-8774

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lindy's Spray Ink and Card Samples

Aloha Peeps!

Would you like to add vibrant colors to your cards or craft projects?  If so, the Lindy's Spray Ink is a must-have.  You can use them on paper, wood, fabric, balsa, chipboard, etc.   The chart below shows the results when its sprayed on white and black cardstock.   A card sample is shown below too.  NICE!    

All of these samples are available for you to see at the store.

Here's the cloud embossing folder among many others to choose from in the store.   Janice is so clever and made cupcakes using this folder.   How sweet is that?

Here are a bunch of card samples by Jenny featuring images by Sister Stamps Release 23.  These stamps are available at Island Scrapbooking.  First up is this adorable interactive card.   Pull on the ribbon at the top of this pix and the sentiment appears.  This little baby is Sakura-chan.   So kawai'i (cute).

Here's Momotaro....

And pretty sakura flowers......

Another card with Momotaro...

Another featuring Sakura-chan.....

And more sakuras....

Here are samples by Karen.   She used the "Fairy Flower" die by Poppy Stamps with the "Garden Pots" die by Memory Box.   The laser cut sentiment is one of MANY available at the Island Scrapbooking.

Here's a stand-up calendar.  She used a pretty pink sakura washi paper, "Wild Rose Bud" die by Poppy Stamps, and numeric die by Lawn Fawn.   The dies and washi paper are available at the store.

Get a head-start on your 2015 calendar project.  We have 3 different sizes to choose from. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your visit was inspiring.   

Sunday, June 22, 2014

More New Arrivals

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!

We just received a new shipment of Mama Elephant stamp sets and coordinating dies.   These are just a few of the new items with a larger selection at the store.

From these sets, you can add some cool graphic effects to your cards and projects.   Also, sweet sentiments for a couple tying the knot or celebrating a special anniversary, etc.    Let your imagination go wild with the alpha/numeric die set to create your own sentiments.

These CUTE sets come with adorable images and sweet sentiments.   You can also get the coordinating dies for each set separately.

This next die is really awesome with endless ideas for it's use.   Here's a card that Don made using all 3 to create neat borders then stamped the front with flowers and a nice sentiment.   Using different sentiments and DP, you can create a card for all occasions.

Here's another sample using the same die set to create this scene.  If you look close, you'll notice the stitched-look.  

Other products used to create this scene are:
Kiyoko by Sister Stamps
"Grill Master" and "Party Grill" dies by Memory Box
"Baby Kittens" and "Aston Side Table" dies by Poppy Stamps
Sun die by Lawn Fawn from the "Spring Flowers" set
Washi paper

You can see these samples "in real life" at the store.

Remember, there's a larger selection of Mama Elephant stamp sets at the store so stop by and check them out.

FUN CLASS WITH DEBI:  Just a reminder that Debi is having a class on Saturday, June 28 from 10:30 to 1:00.  She'll teach you some clever techniques to create fabulous cards.  Please see the previous post for details.

Thank you for stopping by.   We appreciate your visit.