Thursday, April 30, 2009

May Newsletter

May 2009 Huge Sale!!!
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE on Saturday May 9th!!! HUGE SALE. Hurry in for best Selection. Spend $25, on the day of sale, and get entered to win a $50 gift Certificate! We will be having a kids (or kids at heart) Make –N-Take for only $ 1.00 from 10 am – noon. Come join us for a color using Copic markers make and take featuring the popular Anya or Ian Stamps from The Greeting Farm. We are also having a free demo from 1 pm – 2pm using the Spellbinders.

Quick Tip: Having trouble storing your Anya/Ian Stamps? Use an old CD Case for a perfect fit. Thanks Evelyn for the great tip. Free CD case with Anya stamp purchase while supplies last.
Congratulations to the Blog Candy Winner!!! Want to see who it was? Check the blog to find out!

May 2009 CLASSES

Iris Folding Palm tree Card Class
Thursday, May 21st - 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Cost is $12. Make a Stunning Palm tree iris folding Card with Tracy. You won’t want to give this one away. Limited seating so sign up early. The Paper in this class is From Japan and tends to be very high quality. You won’t be disappointed.

Micro Fine Glitter Card Class.
Saturday May 23rd- 10:30am – 12pm Cost is $7.00. Come make a shimmery card using micro fine glitter and stencils with Kelli. Learn an awesome technique that you will want to do over and over again. You will make one outstanding card.

Pop Up Card Class.
Saturday May 23rd - 1pm-2:30. Cost is $10.00. Make a pull out/pop up card with Debi. This card will be made using the Anya stamps and Copic markers. This interactive card has not yet been taught and will fill up quickly.

Anya Fairy Spinner Card Class
Saturday May 30th - 10:30am – 12pm. Cost is $12.00. Make an interactive spinning card with the Anya Fairy Stamp. Oh, so cute!!! You will get introduced to the ever popular Copic Markers. You will be amazed!

Coupons for this month will be emailed out soon to members. To become a member, stop by the store for more information. Don't forget to visit the store for the Customer Appreciation Sale!

Check out what's happening in Downtown Hilo:

Class Policy

Aloha Everyone! The newsletter is coming out soon announcing the upcoming classes, so we thought this was a good time to explain the Island Scrapbooking Class Policy.

1. Class fees are cash only and are non-refundable.
2. There is a minimum of 3 participants and a limit of 6 to a class, unless otherwise specified in announcement.
3. Participants may need to bring additional supplies with them to the class (i.e. scissors, double stick tape, glue, etc.).
4. Classes will begin as scheduled, if you are late, the instructor reserves the right to begin the class without you.
5. If you are unable to make your scheduled class, please call Island Scrapbooking before the class begins. You will be provided a kit with instructions on how to assemble your project if you are unable to attend.
6. If the class is cancelled by the instructor or Island Scrapbooking, class fees will be refunded.

If you have any questions, please call the store or stop by. Hope to see you at one of the upcoming classes!

Drum Roll Please....

First of all, thank you to all who participated in our blog candy giveaway! Noe helped us to pick the random winner today. And now for the winner...

It's Maxine! Maxine used The Greetings Farm Fairy Chloe stamp, along with Spellbinders Scallop Oval dies. She colored the image and used glitter to decorate her dress and wings. She topped it off with some star shaped crystal accents. Great Job Maxine! Please stop by the store soon to claim your $25 gift certificate!!! Thank you to all who participated!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

More In-Store Samples

Hope everyone had a great weekend... To kick off this week, here's a couple of samples to inspire you...

Our first sample is designed by Tracy. She used the Hanko kimono stamp for this card. This card is perfect if you want to enclose a monetary gift or gift certificate to the recipient.

Kimono stamp- Hanko designs
Washi paper- Hanko designs
cardstock- Bazzil
The next sample is cute scrapbook page designed by one of our valued customers and is called "A Page for Mia". Isn't she a cutie?
Supplies used:
DP- Bo Bunny
Kokeshi girl stamps- Hero Arts
Butterflies- Spellbinders
Ovals and scallop ovals- Spellbinders
Silver cardstock- Bazzil
Crystal and pearl accents- Hero Arts
Flowers- punches
The last of the samples for today features a popular Dreamweaver stencil (bamboo) that was embossed using embossing paste. The technique used is called Faux Cloisonne, which is a regular Island Scrapbooking class (check class listings every month to see if its offered).
All Dreamweaver stencils are on on coupon this week for 20% off (limit 2).
Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Greetings Farm Samples and New Sizzix Dies

We finally have some Greetings Farm samples to show you!

First we have Angel Anya... Isn't she so sweet?

Supplies used:
DP: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: Bazzil
Angel Anya: The Greetings Farm
Scallop Oval: Spellbinders
So Sweet sentiment: Sizzix Decorative Strips (Hello Kitty)
Copic pens

Next we have Flutter Anya!

Supplies used:
Carstock: Bazzil
Flutter Anya- Greetings Farm
It's Your Day Sentiment- Sizzix Greetings set
Circle and scallop circle dies: Spellbinders
Copic pens

Finally, we have some new sheriffs in town!

Supplies used:
Cowboy Ian and Cowgirl Anya: The Greetings Farm
Copic pens
Cardstock- Bazzil
Background die: Spellbinders Megabilities
Pop dots- All Night Media

Also, our new Sizzix shipment has arrived! Thank you for being so patient while we waited for the order to come in. Please stop by the store to see all the new stuff!

Baby Dies:
Safety Pin
Baby Dress
Sweet Baby Sentiment
Boy Sentiment
Girl Sentiment
Strawberry and Flower

You really need to see these in person to see just how cute they are!

New XL dies are also in...
Pop up Cake
Pop up Heart
Spinning Card
3-D ball
Baby Buggy card
Baby Bottle card
Scallop Bag
A2 Envelope


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blog Candy Reminder...

So far, no one has submitted any samples to the store to enter to win the $25 gift certificate (via random drawing). Lucky for any of you who decide to submit a sample, the fewer people there are, the better chance you have at winning! Anyway, just a reminder that the deadline to submit any entries (samples can be anything using Island Scrapbooking items- cards, scrapbook pages, boxes, bags, etc.) is April 30th. Just let Michele or Tracy know that you are submitting the sample to enter the Blog Candy giveaway. You still have time to make something to enter! Good Luck!

A Closer Look At The Greetings Farm...

For those of you who looked at the first photo we posted about the new Anya stamps and said "so what?"... Ok- we know that the photos of the new Greetings Farm stamps are not great. You couldn't tell just how cute these guys (and gals) are! So to show you just how cute these stamps are, we colored up some samples...

Here's a close up of Mermaid Anya... she was colored with Copic marker and embellished with Stickles.

Here's one of their newer designs... Flutter Anya! She is so cute with her butterfly wings! Image was colored using Copic markers and wings were embellished with Stickles.
And here are the three fairies... Fairy Tink (green), Fairy Chloe (purple/pink) and Fairy Eva (blue). These pixies were colored using watercolor pencils and a blender pen. Wings were embellished with a Copic glitter pen (you can't see in the photo, but be sure to check it out in the store).
To see the rest of the designs, stop by the store to see the rest of the samples. Have a great week!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hello Kitty Back In Stock!

For those of you who were waiting for the Hello Kitty Sizzlit dies to come back in stock, they are here! In addition to some that were sold out earlier, we also ordered some new dies that were not brought in before including the Hello Kitty w/heart, Hello Kity w/flower, Hello Kitty Butterlfy, Heart, Hello Kitty phrase, Hello Kitty phrase w/crown, Butterflies, tree, and a bunch of new Hello Kitty embosslits!
Here's a close up of the Hello Kitty butterfly.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Anya Has Arrived!

For all you stampers out there... we have received our first shipment of Anya stamps!! This cute girl is from The Greetings Farm. If Anya is not your type, you can also choose from Ian stamps and other Greetings Farm stamp sets. These stamps need to be applied to an acrylic block to use- similar to clear stamps. Hurry.. these are going fast! Some of the new designs in stock are:
Mermaid Anya
Princess Anya
Angel Anya
Nurse Anya
Rock Star Anya
Cowgirl Anya
Mc Splendid Farm
Dress Me Anya and Ian set
Geisha Anya
Wild West Anya
Butterfly Anya
Hello Ian
Quarterback Ian
and more!
Here's a close up of Geisha Anya

Also in stock are new Spellbinders Nestabilities, including a variety of floral dies and new frames.

For all your Cuttlebug Embossing Folder fans, a new shipment just arrived. Many of everyone's favories are back in stock, including the spots and dots, birds and swirls, and some new ones including textile texture and bloom dots. We also got the embossing borders in as well. Remember to bring your coupon with you this week for extra savings.

Check out this cool card using the birds and swirls folder. Michele used the Chocolate Box cardstock, which has different colors on both sides. After she embossed the cardstock, she sanded the embossed areas until the blue cardstock showed through the brown.

Other new items include more Copic pen colors!!!! These are great to use when coloring in stamped images. You can get amazing results when blending them together. Also in are some new designer papers.

Finally, for those of you who have been waiting for the next Sizzix shipment, thank you for being patient. There was a delay in receiving the order due to shipping issues, but we are hoping to receive the shipment sometime next week. In the meantime, for those of you patiently awaiting the re-order of Hello Kitty Sizzlits, the shipment should be arriving soon (hopefully this week!)

Thats it for now! Stop by the store to see all the new stuff! Remember- if you want to enter our random drawing for the blog candy gift certificate, don't forget to drop off your samples (see blog candy post below) by the end of the month!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Samples

Have you tried the new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders yet? These embossing folders are really cool and come in a variety of styles to choose from. Here's some samples you'll see in the store...

The first card was designed by Kelli. She used the Swiss Dots folder to accent her card. The Happy Anniversary sentiment is a Sizzlits die from their Greetings set.
Here's a close up of the card:

Other supplies used:
Ribbon- Bo Bunny
Cardstock- BazzilGlitter cardstock- Doodlebug Designs
Heart Stamp- Hero Arts
Circle and Scallop Circle dies- Quickutz

This second card was made using the Cuttlebug flowers embossing folder on gold cardstock (Bazzil).

Supplies used:
Cardstock- Bazzil
Labels die- Spellbinders
Thinking of You sentiment stamp- Hero Arts

For members, don't forget- next week's coupon is good for 20% off Cuttlebug Embossing Folders!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spellbinders Samples

For all you Spellbinder fans out there, have you seen this new Labels 4 Nestabilities set? These labels are perfect for sentiments! The sample shown was cut from the labels die to make a card in the shape of a label.

Supplies used:
DP: Bo-Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil
Stamp- Hero Arts
Brads- Making Memories

This box was designed by Tracy. Here's the top of the box, which was cut from chipboard and then decorated with the Bo-Bunny paper.

Here's what the box looks like when its open.

Members- don't forget that your Spellbinders coupon ends on April 11th!
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April Blog Candy Giveaway!

Here at Island Scrapbooking, we are always interested in what our customers are busy creating. For this blog candy giveaway, you gotta work a little for it... in order to qualify for this drawing, please submit a sample of your work- can be anything: card, goodie bag/box, scrapbook page, etc... Note: this is NOT a contest, we will pick someone at random to win. The only catch is that we will keep your sample on display in the store for others to learn from you! For all submissions, please use products from Island Scrapbooking. Drop off dates are from now through April 30th. A winner will be randomly selected on May 1st (results will be posted soon after), limit one entry per person. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Island Scrapbooking! Call the store if you have any questions regarding this giveaway. Good Luck!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hero Arts Cherish Set Samples

If clear acrylic stamps are new to you, you don't know what you've been missing! Because they are clear, they allow you to position your image EXACTLY where you want it to go. I also find that I can tell if I'm applying enough pressure to the stamp or not. Hero Arts has made a variety of these clear stamp sets so versatile that you can create so many different cards or other projects using just one set. Using the Cherish stamp set, Tracy designed three cards that look totally different.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Cherish Stamp Set
Swiss dots paper
Hero Arts gemstones

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Cherish stamp set
Imaginisce paper
Hero Arts gemstones

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Cherish stamp set
Hero Arts flowers
Hero Arts gemstones
Bo Bunny Paper

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More New Stuff!

In addition to the stuff that was listed in the newsletter, more new products have arrived and LOTS more on the way...

A large order of Hero Arts Stamps arrived yesterday. Some sets are brand new, including the Mother's Day, Father's Day and Easter sets, so come check it out.

Copic glitter pens are back. If you haven't tried these yet- they are a must! They work especially well on vellum paper since it won't be too heavy, but will still give you a subtle sparkle effect. They also dry must faster than other glittering techniques, which is always a plus. In addition to the clear glitter, there are new colors in stock now (see bottom 3 rows).

For all you Swiss Dot Paper lovers- new colors in the textured style are in. Come in to see our large selection.

New Stitched Templates are also in- including new birthday, boy, floral, and more. These templates provide you with a guide to stitch designs onto your projects.

Finally, for all you Sizzix fans, the new dies are on its way! New dies include baby animals (which are really cute!) and the highly anticipated A2 Envelope XL die. Please call the store if you want to reserve one of these- they will go fast. Card makers will love this die to make matching envelopes for their cards.

Here's a photo of the Cuttlebug Embossing folders that are back in stock.

That's it for now! Stampers should keep posted though... a new company's stamps will be arriving soon to the store, so stay tuned!

Upcoming Class Photos

Here are some photos of the upcoming classes this month...

Mother's Day Card by Don Barnes

Here's a look on the inside!

Double Box and Cellophone Treat Bag

Card and Gift Box Set Class (card only shown here)
For class schedule- see previous post. To sign up, please contact the store. Hurry! Some classes are scheduled for next week!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Newsletter

Spring is in the air (although at night it still feels like winter!) and new products are arriving in the store regularly. For all you stampers out there who have been dying to try Copic markers, they're here! These pens are all the rage when it comes to coloring in your stamped image. Use the blending pen with them and the possibilities are endless!

Also back in stock are those popular Spellbinders Labels 1 dies. These make layering backgrounds for cards, but you'd be surprised at what else can be done with them. The great thing is that they come in a set in varying sizes that nest (thus the name Nestabilities) so it makes it easy to layer and gives great results. The best feature is that you can see through the die, which allows you to position your die exactly where you want it to go. Makes it very easy to cut out stamped images and sentiments. Hurry, these are going fast! (Don't forget to bring your coupon if you are a member.)

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders are also back in stock. These are perfect for adding texture to your project. Stop by the store to see some great samples.

Keep checking back for more products as they come in.

April Classes:

Mother's Day Card Class- Make an elegant card for Mom. You will make one card with a pop-up element inside. Come and learn this technique which can be used with other theme cards as well. Join Don (known by many as Mr. Barnes) for his first class at Island Scrapbooking. He is a retired educator who is quite imaginative and willing to share his knowledge with you. Stop by the store if you would like to see a sample.

Cost is $10.00
First Session: Friday, April 10th (Good Friday Holiday) 4:30-6:00pm
Second Session: Saturday, April 11th 10:30am-12 noon

Double Box and Cellophane Treat Bag- Join Jenny in this class where you will make an innovative box that, with the right paper, makes a great party favor for any occasion. You will also make a coordinating cellophane treat bag.

First Session: Friday, April 10th (Good Friday Holiday) 10:30am-Noon
Second Session: Saturday, April 18th from 10:30am-Noon

Card and Gift Box Set Class- Make a matching card and stylish gift box with Tracy. The card sample is on display and box sample will be available shortly. If you want to take this class, be sure to sign up soon as it will fill up fast.

One Session only: Thursday, April 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Two in One Class (Faux Cloisonne Card Class/Using Glitter With Stencils Class)- This "Two Techniques In One" class is always a favorite. Learn how to make truly fabulous cards with these techniques. You will be amazed at the results and leave with 2 great cards.

One Session only: Friday, April 24th 4:30pm-5:00pm