Sunday, November 29, 2009

Season's Aloha

Seasons Greetings everyone! Just wanted to share this card made by Michele! She recently taught a Faux Cloisonne and Glitter class and this card was one of the projects she made. Sorry, the photo doesn't do this card justice, you'll just have to come and see it in real life! Here's a close up of the card...
Isn't it great? She even colored the words from yellow to red! Love the look of this card mounted on the new Reminisce paper and decorated with the Kaisercraft Bling.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thankful Blog Candy Winner

Our customer and blog follower Heather Fomenko picked up her Thankful Blog Candy winnings yesterday. Here's a photo of her with her goodies.

Just a reminder that there's still time today to check out the Beijo Designer Handbag collection that is featured in our classroom area. See you soon!

Ready For Christmas?

The holidays are among us and its time to think about giving to others. Here Donna made a couple of goodie bags using the new Sizzix bag die. This die is small but can sure hold a lot! Perfect for giving a little something to friends or people you just want to say "thank you" to for everything they do throughout the year.
Donna made a coordinating card to go with the gift bags. She made this simple card using the same Doodlebug Designs tree paper, flowers, and custom laser cut sentiment from Island Scrapbooking.
Bag die- Sizzix
Merry Christmas sentiment- Island Scrapbooking laser cuts
DP- Doodlebug Designs
Crystals- Kaisercraft
Ribbon- Bo Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil

Thursday, November 26, 2009

December Craft Night 12/4/09

Hi Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that our next Craft Night will be on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 5:00pm to ~ 6:30pm. Since the holidays are near, we thought this would be a fun time to do some Make 'n Takes, eat, shop, eat, talk story, eat... etc... you get the idea.

Since space is limited, we are asking that those interested in attending please sign up at the store ahead of time to save your space. We are also asking participants to bring a pot luck dish (you can sign up for this when you sign up).

Tracy will have a Christmas tag Make 'n Take and I will have a Christmas goodie bag. There is no charge to attend this event, so we are hoping you will take some time out of your busy schedules to celebrate with us.

We are also continuing with the card drawing this month, but are asking that those who want to participate in this month's swap to bring a holiday themed card (it is Christmas time after all!). Participation in the card drawing is optional, but the more of us who bring in cards, the more fun it is! Here's a refresher on how it works:

  • Bring in a handmade holiday themed card (made by you!) to craft night.
  • All cards will be numbered.
  • All participants will pick a number and whatever number you pick is the card you get!

We had fun last month with the swap and hope more people will participate this time. The more the merrier! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Sale!

Before I go into all the good deals you can look forward to on Friday, we just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Now, on to the Black Friday specials...

  • All Christmas paper will be buy 1 get one free
  • 50% off selected Dreamweaver Stencils
  • 50% off all red tagged items
  • 20% off New Sizzix Extended dies (boxes)
  • 40% off the Greeting Farm stamps (excludes new releases)
  • Buy one get one free Kaiser Craft Jewels
  • Buy one get one free Color Box Chalk Ink
  • 99 cents Flock paper in selected colors (blue, yellow and green)
  • And Much More!

Also, please join us for a Girl's Day out at Beijo Collections Showcase Party at Island Scrapbooking's classroom area on Friday 11/27 and Saturday 11/28. This collection of designer handbags make great gifts (or you can just get one for yourself!).

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thankful Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you to all who entered into our Thankful Blog Candy Giveaway! Sorry to make you wait so long for the results, but I just got back from Honolulu tonight. The winner of our Thankful Blog Candy Giveaway is....


Congratulations Heather! Please contact the store to claim your prize!

Thanks again to all of our customers!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Bling In Stock!

We just received a new shipment of bling at the shop today! New from Kaiser Craft is bling in all shapes, sizes and colors to match any project you have going... These beauties come in large and small crystal sizes, square, round and flower shaped and pearls!

Also in by Kaiser Craft are felt stickers. These strips are great for scrapbook borders, but can also be used on any card project. Stop in to see these for yourself!

Another Sizzix order has also arrived. Back in stock are those popular gift card holder dies that I used in my gift card holder class. You can literally whip up a gift card holder in 5 minutes with this die. We also received the new Sizzix box die that was not available to all retailers till now. This box is a great size for small gifts, perfect for the holidays! Also in are some Christmas dies: Gingerbread man, snowman, and ornaments. We were also able to get the popular tree die that Debi used in her Fairy in the Forest card class, along with The Blocky Bunch decorative strip that I use frequently in my projects to spell out short words or to personalize cards.

Don't forget to leave a comment on our blog candy post by Friday!

Sweet Lolli!

Who can resist this cutie? Lolli Anya is the newest release from The Greeting Farm and boy is she sweet! I just couldn't resist using her with the new DP by Doodlebug. I think they were made for each other!

Here's a close up of the bag... Its a new Sizzix die that is just as sweet as Lolli Anya!

Here's a close up of the card...

I think I have a toothache now! Better go brush my teeth from all this sweetness!
Lolli Anya- The Greeting Farm
DP- Doodlebug Designs
Cardstock- Bazzil
Bag w/Heart Handles- Sizzix
Lace border punch- Martha Stewart
Markers- Copics
Swiss Dots embossing folder- Cuttlebug

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Matchy Matchy

Everyone loves coordinating projects- when you coordinate your project using the same paper, the recipient knows that you made it especially for them. Featured in this matchy matchy project is the new Sizzix bag. Isn't it cute? It holds a lot too... perfect for that special little gift or to hold little goodies. I used the Happy Birthday custom Laser Cuts by Island Scrapbooking. These make it so easy to put a project together. I also added some crystal bling to the flowers to give them a little kick. I think this box took a whole 10 minutes to make- very easy.
Here's the matching card...I used the same DP and decided to accent it with paper flowers by Prima. The store now carries HUGE containers of paper flowers. It comes in assorted colors/prints or all white. The white ones are very pretty and much bigger. On this project, the colored flowers were used. You are bound to find the perfect bloom for any project... and then some!
DP-Bo Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil
Flowers- Prima
Crystals- Hero Arts
Bag die- Sizzix
3 dot scallop punch- Martha Stewart
Happy Birthday Sentiment- Island Scrapbooking
Flourish- Sizzix

Monday, November 16, 2009

Always Friends

Customers have been asking us for more cards for boys or the men in our lives... Tracy is an expert on this since she lives in a houseful of men! here Tracy used a Hero Arts Jungle Animals clear stamp set to make a cute card fit for any boy (or girl!). Aaaaw.. all the animals are friends!It amazes me how she comes up with boy cards so quickly...

Jungle animals clear stamps- Hero Arts
Markers- Copics
DP- Doodlebug
Circle and scallop circle dies- Spellbinders

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mmmmmm... Cupcakes!

Who doesn't love cupcakes, right? This pink and brown Bo Bunny paper is the perfect color combo for chocolate cupcakes! Tracy made this horizontal gatefold card using the Hero Arts clear cupcake stamp set.

Here's what the card looks like when its opened.

Now I want a cupcake!

Clear Cupcake stamp set- Hero Arts
Scallop circle dies- Spellbinders
DP- Bo Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil
Markers- Copics

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Introducing... Twinkle Tots by The Greeting Farm!

Hi Everyone... just wanted to introduce the new line of stamps by The Greeting Farm called Twinkle Tots! These stamps will be a must for your collection!

This is Madelynn... She is so stylish with her cute hat and scarf!
Next we have Princess Ava! What fairy tale character does she remind you of?
And finally we have Lottie... She just came back from the orchard and picked some sweet apples for you!
Also available is Max and Izzy (not shown here). Stop by the store to see these samples in person!
Supplies used:
Lottie, Princess Ava and Madelynn- TGF
Fence Border Punch- Martha Stewart
Circle punch and scallop circle punch- Marvy
DP- Doodlebug, Bo Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil
Markers- Copics
Dew Drops
Life is Sweeter stamp- Hero Arts
Heart, Scallop Heart and Lables Nestibilities- Spellbinders
Don't forget to enter our Blog candy giveaway!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thankful Blog Candy!

What are you thankful for? At Island Scrapbooking, we are thankful for you! Our beloved customers! Because we are so thankful for you, we are giving away some thankful blog candy!

All you need to do is comment on this post and we will pick a random winner and become a follower (if you aren't already) for all these goodies:
  • Pumpkin Spellbinders Nestibilities
  • Felt flowers
  • Thanksgiving/Turkey clear stamps
  • 1 Spica marker and 1 Copic multiliner
  • Bo Bunny paper

Blog candy closes on Friday, November 20th at 11:59pm HST. Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Arrivals Just In

Happy Veteran's Day! Hope everyone has a nice holiday today... if you are lucky enough to have today off, please stop by the store to see all of our new arrivals!

The Greeting Farm:
Twinkle Tots: Izzy, Madlynn, Lottie, Max and Princess Ava
New Sets: My House, My Time Anya
New Anyas: Lolli Anya, Flapper Anya
Back in Stock: Princess Anya, Dahlia, Cake Topper, Keep Cozy, Hello Go Round

New Papers:
New Christmas Papers!!! Cute papers by Doodlebug Designs, glitter papers by Reminisce, and more! You have to see these new papers- hurry, they will go VERY FAST!

Also in: new Bo Bunny, Creative Imaginations, and much more!

Back in stock: circles, scallop circles, ovals, scallop ovals, pendants (including the Fleur de lis), and more!

Martha Stewart, Marvy Uchida, and Paper Shapers in a variety of shapes.

Flowers: New Prima Flowers- a HUGE container full either white or a mixture of all different colors- you are bound to find the perfect flower for your project in this container. This container will last you a LONG LONG time.

New Crystals by MAMBI, New Dew Drops- including a larger sized clear drop,

The Paper Company- new snowflake set

New Suitcase die, Bag w/Heart Handles, Flourishes Sizzlits set, Bag w/Handles, Decorative Swirls w/Holly deco strip, and more.
Also back in stock- Big Shot Machines, cutting pads, extended cutting pads, embossing pad, etc.

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders:
New Christmas folders: Candy cane stripe, winter trees, season's greetings, snowflakes and lace tree. These are perfect for adding texture to your projects!

New Disney Tinkerbell, Mickey Mouse, frogs, butterflies, stars, seals, hawaiian themed stickers, and more!

Copics: popular colors back in stock- sepia, burnt umber, tender pink, shock pink, strong red, skin white, baby skin pink, etc. Stop in for best selection.

Soooo much new stuff has arrived, that its impossible for me to remember all of it! You're better off stopping in to see all the new goodies for yourself. If you've been waiting for a special order item, please call the store to see if it arrived (or stop in)! Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Crackle Paste and Metallic Leafing Class Sample

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to show you the class sample for the Crackle Paste and Metallic Leafing Class by Tracy. You will learn 2 techniques in this class.
Here's the close up of the metallic leafing on the "Season's Aloha".
Here's a close up of the crackle paste using the prism powders- you won't want to miss this class! See sidebar for class schedule and sign up in the store. Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Our First Craft Night!

Happy Aloha Friday!

Today was the first of our Aloha Friday Craft Nights at Island Scrapbooking. We thought it would be fun for our customers to be able to come in after our normal store hours to socialize, learn something new, and shop! We were happy to see that despite Downtown Hilo's Black and White Night, many of our customers still made it.

We decided to do an informational session on Copic Markers since so many of our customers have so many questions on these awesome pens. I provided handouts with a lot of information and Michele demo'd how to refill your pens. Tracy and Kelli provided additional feedback on their experiences in using Copics. Hopefully we answered everyone's questions and that they found the information helpful. Extra copies of the handouts are available at the store, so just ask Michele or Tracy if you want a copy.

Michele also donated a Copics prize which included a pen holder, multiliners, Ciaos and Spica markers. Gail was the lucky winner for the night... Congratulations Gail! In addition, there was an in-store special on Copic markers for customers who attended the session.

In addition to the informational session, Island Scrapbooking also hosted a Card Drawing. We had 10 participants that submitted a card. After the cards were numbered, participants picked numbers and whatever number they picked, they got to keep the card with the same number. Just another nice way to share ideas with fellow crafters.

Feedback on our first Craft Night was very positive. We are planning to hold Craft Nights every first Friday of the month after work. If you have a suggestion on what types of topics you want to learn more about, let us know here by posting or come in the store and make a suggestion. This is just our little way of giving back to our customers. Thank you to all who made our first Craft Night a success! If you missed it, we hope you can join us for next month's Craft Night! Stay tuned for more information as the date gets nearer. Ta ta for now!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hilo Scrapbook Crop

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to let everyone know that there will be a Hilo Scrapbook Crop this Saturday, November 7th from 10am-10pm at Uncle Billy's Hotel in the Leilani Room. Our customer, Michele Slone is the coordinator of this fun event.

Registration fee: $40/person (attendees should be 14 yrs old or older)

Your registration fee includes:
  • Cropping space for 12 hours;
  • Lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages will be provided;
  • Scrapbook goodie bags filled with paper, embellishments, and more;
  • Door prizes and a Grand Prize at the end of the night;
  • Demonstrations;
  • Make 'n Takes;
  • Samples and displays;
  • Contests for most pages completed plus other games and activities;
  • Tools, stamps, die cutting machines, and more available for your use

What you should bring:

  • Scrapbook pages you want to work on;
  • Your own tools, supplies adhesives and embellishments;
  • A covered beverage container (to avoid spills)
  • An extension cord if you are planning on using your own tools that require an outlet.

Registration forms are available at Island Scrapbooking or contact the store for more info. Some of our customers attended this event last spring and had a blast, so check it out if you have the time this Saturday. You're sure to have some fun!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Making The Most Of Your Designer Paper

Designer Paper (aka Patterned paper or DP) adds a lot to any project. Cardinals hold a special place in our hearts, so we fell in love with this Cardinal paper by Making Memories.
Here Tracy, Donna and Michele all pitched in to create these projects using the same DP and different dies from the Spellbinders Fancy Tags set. See how you can make different cards using the same products!

The last projects is a bookmark. This can be included as part of a gift that matches the card!

Fancy Tags dies- Spellbinders
Sentiment stamps- Hero Arts and TGF
DP- Making Memories
Cardstock- Bazzil
Crystals- Hero Arts

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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