Monday, June 29, 2009

Snuggle Snuggle

Ahhh, one of my absolute favorite Greetings Farm stamps! Tracy colored the Snuggle stamp (Hope and Grace line) so that she matched the background papers used. OK- don't bother asking where to get the bottom right hand corner paper... Tracy stamped the design herself! If you already have the new Thank You set by Hero Arts, then you have these stamps! I have that set and didn't even realize it. So I encourage you to look at some of your sets and see if there are stamps there you can use in a new way. I'm sure gonna do that! Thanks for the tip Tracy!

Supplies used:
Snuggle stamp- The Greeting Farm
All other stamps- Hero Arts
DP- Doodlebug Designs
Cardstock- Bazzil
Crystals- Hero Arts

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Peace Out!

One of the newest members of The Greetings Farm family is Peace from the Hope and Grace line. Tracy used this groovy paper by Basic Gray as the background for the card. Don't ya just love how Peace's tie die shirt matches the paper? Makes me want to go sing around a campfire.

Back to the card... Tracy used the "hello" from the Hello Kitty die and flowers are by Hero Arts. Here's a close up of this flower child.

Don't ya want to just give Peace a chance now? hee hee hee. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

July Newsletter

Wow! Another month has zoomed by... and here I am still thinking its May. Time for another edition of Island Scrapbookings Newsletter went out to members via email this afternoon. If you are not yet a member and want to be, contact the store to sign up. In the emailed version, you will also recieve valuable coupons for the month of July.

Check back regularly for updates on new arrivals and items that are back in stock. Here's a listing of classes for the month of July:

Magic Card Class

Come and make this fabously mysterious card! Tracy and Kelli had a blast when they made this card with Jenny. You will wonder how it works, so come and find out! If you miss this wonderful class, we plan to offer it again in August. Class kit includes detailed instructions.

Due to skill level, cardmaking experience is required to make this card. Class size is limited to only 4 students per session.

Sessions Offered:
1st Session (Sorry! Its already full!)
Date: Friday, July 3, 2009
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

2nd Session (Limited Seating)
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $15

Faux Cloisonne Class

The results of this technique are always so beautiful, that this class is a card-makers favorite. Use stencils and paste for truly exquisite results. You will make 2 fabulous cards.

Session Offered:
Date: Friday, July 10, 2009
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Cost: $15

Dolphin Pop Up Card Class

Make a multi-dimensional ocean themed card with pop up elements inside! See how fun it is to make a card using Island Scrapbooking laser cuts.

Session Offered:
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Cost: $15

Pull out, Pop Up Card Class

We know, we said last chance last time, but this class is so darn popular! Due to continued requests, this class is being offered yet again! Reserve your seat today as this class will fill quickly! You will be working with Anya stamps, Copic markers, Stickles, and embellishments.

Session Offered:
Date: Friday, July 28, 2009
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: $12.00

Just a reminder that the store will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Michele and her family will be leaving the store in the capable hands of Tracy, Kelli and Donna as she RELAXES (or tries to anyway) on her vacation. She'll be back in the store on July 14th, so you can welcome her back and ask her about her trip then!

Friday, June 26, 2009

A New Brain For Michele!

OK- I didn't make this up... this is what Michele told me to post...

My new notebook! Thank You Noela! What a thoughtful gift, which I will promise to put to good use. This is my to call book (otherwise known as my brain!).
Don't laugh... here's Michele's old notebook! No wonder Noela made her a new one! hee hee hee.
All dies are by Sizzix.

Somewhere Beyond The Sea....

Have you seen the new Doodlebug papers that have arrived at the store??? These cards feature the newest design by Doodlebug- Sea Creatures. Aren't all the sea creatures so cute?

Donna used the new Doodlebug paper along with the Swiss Dot paper by Bazzil. The seahorses are custom laser cuts by Island Scrapbooking. The waves were cut using the new Fiskar's border punch.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sizzix Shipment Arrived!

The new Sizzix shipment just arrived today, so if you've been waiting for some of the new dies to come in, better hurry to the store before they are sold out. The shipment included some re-orders, including the cupcake die that will be used for the flower pot class.
Here's some cool samples that Tracy and Donna came up with...

These samples were made using the new Doodlebug paper. Don't ya just love the turquoise and brown combination?

Ta Daaaaaa!

Here's the basket made using 2 cupcakes and the take out container.

Here Tracy made a customized goodie bag using two cupcake die cuts.
Side view so you can see what goodies are inside.

Yum Yummy Yum Yum... I'm ready to eat a cupcake! At least these are calorie free!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Copics Re-stocked and Card Sample

It's Aloha Friday! Hope you all have a great weekend. Our last Copics order came and went so quickly! There is definitely a high demand for these pens, so we ordered more colors and even some refills of some of the more popular colors. Stop by the store to see what colors are back in stock and new to the store.

Donna created this card using a variety of products. The background was embossed using the swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder. She then cut the blue and white cardstock from her Spellbinders nesties (label #4) in two different sizes so she could layer them. The white label #4 was embossed in silver using a flower stamp from the Friends Hero Arts set. If you look closely, you can see that she positioned the stamp so that it frames the last piece, which is an white oval embossed with the Dream sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado. The Dream stamp is part of the current promotion where you buy two Inkadinkado stamps and get one free. Lastly, the image was accented with Hero Arts crystals for an elegant look.

Here's a close up of the card.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Black and White Cards

Just as the perfect color combinations can make, or break your project... the lack of color can also add a lot of drama to your project.
Take a look at Kelli's cards featured here... using only black, white, gray, and silver, she was able to create a lot of contrast, which draws attention to the eye.

Supplies used:
Cardstock- Bazzil
Stencil - Dreamweaver
Mahalo stamp- Mari and Me
HG Sing Stamp- The Greeting Farm
Copic Pens
Versa Color
Monestera- Island Scrapbooking

Supplies used:
Cardstock- Bazzil
Embossing Folder- Cuttlebug
Fairy Eva- The Greeting Farm
Copic Pens
2 nickles and a pop-dot
For some helpful hints on these projects, visit Kelli's blog.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Two In A Row!!

Can you believe it??? Kylasgram won this week's Blog Candy for the 2nd week in a row! She must be really lucky yah? Please contact Island Scrapbooking to claim your prize.

For the rest of you who entered the blog candy giveaway... thank you all for your feedback! We shall look into your requests and see what we can come up with... If you don't see any classes offered that you are looking for, just ask!

Speaking of classes, for the most up-to-date information on upcoming classes (i.e. new classes, cancellations, etc.), please see the sidebar (at the right) for updated info. The newsletter only comes out once a month, but any changes will be posted on this blog.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Inkadinkado Stamp Promotion

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great week! We are glad to see more people entering our blog candy giveaway... If you haven't entered yet, you have till midnight tonight to become a follower, post a comment here and tell us what kinds of classes you'd be interested in. We are excited to be getting feedback on the classes since we are guessing a lot at what you guys want to learn.

We encourage you to ask Michele if there is a specific class you want to take. I'm sure one of the girls can come up with a class to help you.

Our newest arrival at the store are the new Inkadinkado stamps featured here. There is a current promotion going on with these stamps... if you buy two, you get one free! Come to the store to see the selection to choose from.

Just a reminder about the Crop for a Cause. The event takes place next week Saturday already, so hurry and sign up soon! A lot of people have been asking about the hours of the event. Just a reminder that you don't have to stay the entire time of the event. The crop is not limited to Scrapbooking either, you can bring whatever projects you are working on.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hula Anya Scrapbook Page

We are happy to have Hula Anya back in stock! This local girl fits right in here at Island Scrapbooking. Here, Jenny created a scrapbook layout of a halau full of Hula Anya's!

Supplies used:
Hula Anya stamp- The Greeting Farm
Markers- Copics
DP- Stamping Station, In Glitz
Cardstock- Bazzil

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Hours

Just a short note to advise everyone that for the summer months (June and July), Island Scrapbooking will be closing at its normal time on Mondays (2pm) until further notice.

The store will be open on Kamehameha Day, June 11th during regular business hours.

The store will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.



ATTENTION to those of you who got CD cases for your ANYA stamps. We are NOT encouraging you to use those with your stamps. There was an incident where, while traveling to stamp at a friend's house; it was discovered that when the CD case gets hot, the thin coating that makes the Anya stamps adhere to the acrylic block actually gets adhered to the CD case. Thus, the stamp will no longer cling to the block. When transporting your Anya stamps/craft supplies, we encourage the items to be in a temperature sensitive environment to avoid excessive heat.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation reguarding this issue. Again, please do NOT leave ANY of your precious craft items, where they can get over-heated.

We are contacting "The Greeting Farm" to get their recommendation on proper stamp storage.

The Girls at Island Scrapbooking

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blog Candy Giveaway- Week #4

We are so happy to see so many hits on our blog-o-meter! Just goes to show that you are checking the blog pretty regularly. So since you are here... might as well enter our current blog candy giveaway! This week's giveaway is something a little different from our last few blog candy giveaways. We are giving away 2 packages of Mizuhiki, 2 Hero Arts stamp sets, and a package of washi sakura!!!
OK- here's the rules for qulaifying for this random drawing...
1) Post a comment on this post by Saturday, June 13th midnight (i.e. Friday night).
2) Become a follower if you aren't already. If you are already a follower, just post a comment.
3) In your comment, tell us what type of classes you would want to go to.
Click here if you need instructions on how to post or how to become a follower. Good Luck! The winner will be posted shortly after the deadline.

Blog Candy Winners!!

Congratulations to this week's Blog Candy Winner.... Kylagrams! Please contact the store to claim your prize.

Speaking of Blog Candy Winners... Lorna picked up her Blog Candy from last week's giveaway. It was so nice to meet her in person!

We'll be posting one more chance to win soon... Stay tuned...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

HUGE Greetings Farm Order In!

Calm down everyone... there is a LOT of stamps to go around, but maybe not for very long! A huge shipment of The Greetings Farm stamps have arrived including new stamp sets and new releases! Here's some samples of the new images...

Here's one of the new releases of the Hope and Grace line. Isn't she the cutest? So sweet with her ukulele! Tracy did a great job matching the copic colors to the DP- by Creative Native.

Here's another card using the same image. Debi shared this card with us in today's Pop Up Card Class! DP is by Reminisce.

Here's what it looks like when it's open.
Finally... check out Kelli's blog here... She's just starting out, but stay tuned... I'm sure she'll have some great projects to share!

Friday, June 5, 2009

More Greetings Farm Cards to Share

Just wanted to share some cute new Anya card samples with all of you...

The first card is a shaker card by Kelli. The background paper she used is by Island Paperie. If you look closely, you can see that its a photo of coral. Included in the shaker portion of the card is a laser cut crab designed by Island Scrapbooking. Just as Ariel had Sebastian, Mermaid Anya has her crabby friend to keep her company.

Other supplies used:
Mermaid Anya- The Greetings Farm
Rectangle frame- Spellbinder dies
Markers- Copics

The next card was designed by Debi, our newest class instructor! She used one of the girls from the Miss Anyas set. The base of the card was cut using the Spellbinders scallop circle dies and the Anya image was mounted on Doodlebug glitter paper. Don't ya just love the contrasting colors she used?

Lastly, this card was made using the Teacher Anya stamp. Normally she's holding an apple but the apple was covered with a cupcake since it was a birthday card.

Other supplies used:
Scallop circle die- Spellbinders
Cupcake die and Happy Birthday Sentiment- Sizzix
DP- Doodlebug
Cardstock- Bazzil
Markers- Copics

If you want a closer look, stop by the store and check out all the new card samples for some inspiration!

Speaking of The Greetings Farm stamps... we just received a HUGE shipment, which includes some of the June 1st releases for the Hope and Grace line: HG Snuggle, HG Peace, and HG Sing. also in are some new sets including Pup Star, Forest Friends, Pretty Hat, Rock the Farm, Hero, and Matey. Back in stock are Rain Snow Shine, Miss Anyas, Hula Anya, Surfer Ian, Skater Ian, and more! The Greeting Farm stamps are always popular and sell out fast, so hurry in to get the best selection.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Store Policy

At Island Scrapbooking, we are happy to hold items for you as they arrive in our store (by your request); however items on hold will only be held for you for 24 hours, unless special arrangements are made. If you are unable to make it to the store within the 24 hours after you are notified that your item is in, please contact the store to make arragements for pick up. Thank you for your cooperation!

- Island Scrapbooking Staff

Reminder- Crop For A Cause

Just a reminder that the early registration deadline for Crop For A Cause is June 12th. Cost is only $40 if you sign up by that date. The cost goes up after June 12th to $50 per person. Click here for more information about this event or stop by the store for a flyer.

Hero Arts Inchies

Donna has finally allowed us to credit her for her work! Here she made these cute cards using the Hero Arts Inchies clear stamp set. The set contains all types of phrases and doodles that can be used to accent your project. All supplies used are by Hero Arts.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One Small Step For Ian...One Giant Leap Of Creativity!

Isn't Kelli amazing?? She creates the most funnest cards ever.... Yes, I said funnest, I'm making up words again.

Anyway, Kelli used Astonaut Ian and some ingenuity to create this card. The space ship and moon were cut using the Cricut. Stars are actually Hero Arts flower crystals. The coolest thing about this card is Ian actually moves! Not sure if you can see the hand in the photo, but there's a lever on the side that allows you to move Ian up and down on the moon. Cool-ness! (yes, another made up word). Oh yah, in case you are wondering... the bungee cord she attached to Ian is actually a Mizuhiki cord. Stop by the store to see the sample up close! Stay tuned for more card samples...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Skater Ian and Fairy Chloe

If you've been waiting for Skater Ian to get back in stock at the store, better hurry in cause he's rolling out fast! This card was designed by Tracy using some cool brick background paper by Stamping Station. She "graffitied" the wall using a white uniball gel pen. What a cool way to add a sentiment to your card! She accented the background using the circle embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

This Fairy Chloe card was designed by Kelli. She used Copics to color in Chloe and accented her wings using Stickles. The Bazzil cardstock was embossed using the swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture to the card. The DP used is by Die Cuts With a View and the background paper is by Bazzil (Swiss Dots). The card was accented with Hero Arts flowers and pearl bling.

Stay tuned for more Anya Samples later this week!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Newsletter

Aloha Everyone! We have A LOT of classes offered this month. Everything from cards, to shaker boxes, to paper flowers! For more information on our class policy, click here. Remember, sign up soon as classes have limited seating and fill up fast!

Last Chance! Pop-Up Card Class
Make a pull out/pop-up card with Debi. This card will be made using the Hero Arts stamps and Copic markers.

Date: Saturday, June 6th
Time: 1pm-2:30pm
Cost: $10.00

Party Table Topper/Dimensional Card and Invitation Class
Learn to make a coordinating party kit! This includes a Dimensional card which doubles as a table topper and tri-fold invitation.

1st Session:
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 4:30-6:00pm

2nd Session:
Date: Saturday, June 20th
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Cost: $15.00

Notepad Class
You will make a rockin notepad. Learn to customize a plain notepad that makes an awesome gift! Class includes a template for you to take home, pen, and a designed notepad!

1st Session:
Friday, June 12th
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

2nd Session:
Saturday, June 27th
Time: 10:30am-12:00 noon

Cost: $15.00

Flower Pot Pocket Card
Develop a new technique to card-making. Apply this technique to make a lovely flower pot pocket card.

Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Cost: $12

Fairy Anya Flower Wand and Paper Clip Class
Learn to use Fairy Anya to make a decorative accent that has many uses (a cute wand for a princess or as an accent to spruce up any bouquet). You will also be making a unique paper clip.

Date: Saturday, June 27th
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Cost: $15.00

Shaker Box Card Class
Discover a quicker way to make a shaker box card. You will be working with Spellbinders, Anya Stamps, Copic Markers, sequins, glitter, and many other items. A lot of techniques learned in one class!

1st Session:
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

2nd Session:
Date: Friday, July 10th
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Cost: $12.00

Call the store if you have any questions or want to sign up for a class... or better yet, stop by the store to see the samples.

Psst... don't forget to post a comment and become a follower to be entered in the blog candy giveaway! (See post below for more details).