Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
As a reminder, the store will be open from 10am-2pm, so please plan accordingly. See you then!
How cute is this? This little frog prince is just waiting for his party to start! Love the new Friendly Flags clear set by Hero Arts featured here. Debi just stamped them onto patterned paper and cut out each flag. Tied string on the ends to make them look like they are hanging like little flag banners. So cute!
Just a reminder that the store will be open tomorrow (Christmas Eve) from 10-2pm, so please plan accordingly if you need to get some last minute gifts for that paper crafter! And don't forget to turn in your Christmas card to be entered in our contest!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Ready for a Joy Ride? That's the name of this new bicycle Hero Arts set used in this card made by Debi. Love the vintage simplicity of this card and how she stamped red onto kraft cardstock. Starting to like using kraft in place of white more often when making cards- especially vintage looking cards!
Only a few days left till Christmas... did you get all your shopping done yet? Well, if you haven't stopped by the store recently, you just might find some great deals on last minute Christmas gifts for all your crafty friends out there. If not, a gift certificate is always a perfect fit!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The fishys are from an older set called "Oceans of Joy" and the sentiment is from a new set called "Live Life". That set has very neat, graphics added to cute sentiments that you'll just want to add to your collection!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Don't we all just love Distress Inks? Well, Debi used three different Distress Ink colors for this card. She simply used the same stamp and layered the colors over each other for a neat effect. The Thank You sentiment is an Island Scrapbooking custom laser cut, which makes card making so simple and easy. You can pick up Thank You, or other sentiments at the store to help you with all those thank you cards you'll need to make after Christmas.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
As you can see, Debi was busy making more samples with the new Hero Arts stamp sets that just arrived. Here she used the friend definition stamp from the new clear set called "Dictionary Greeting". It comes in a set of 4 stamps with definitions for friend, happy, thank, and hello. Very versatile and unique. Oh, and if you are wondering about that crochet flower accent... it was made by Don Barnes. Thanks Don!
Just a reminder that Christmas Eve is the deadline to turn in your Christmas Cards to be entered into our Christmas Card Contest! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
We had a lot of fun today at the Hero Arts Preview Party for the 2011 Catalog! We did a make 'n take for those who were interested (samples posted earlier) and customers received 20% off all Hero Arts stamps and other specials around the store.
Debi was busy making some samples with the new stamps. This new labels set is one that everyone seems to be interested in. Its called "Congrats" and comes with three different labels and 4 different sentiments. She also used another clear set called "Delicate Leaf Clusters", which she used to create her own background.
She made a bunch of new samples that we will be featuring on the blog over the next few days. If you want to see them up close along with the new stamp sets, stop on by soon!
Don't forget we are hosting a Hero Arts Preview Party today! There will be a free make 'n take and you will get to see some of the new stamps from the catalog.
Hope to see you there!
The Girls at Island Scrapbooking
Friday, December 17, 2010
We are busy getting ready for the Hero Arts Preview Party on Saturday 12/18!! The new catalog and some of the new stamps have arrived and we are dying to share them with you!! But before we can show you all of the new stuff... thought we'd give you a peek at a couple of the stamps that will be featured in a free make 'n take on Saturday...
These cards were made with one wood block stamp (flowers) and a set of 3 clings and some embossing powder. Accents are made using the butterfly punch by MS crafts and crystals by Kaisercraft. A very simple card that you can use as a thank you after the holidays, or if you choose the other sentiments- can be used year round!
So stop by on Saturday to pick up your catalog and see all the new goodies. Also come say hi to me and do a free make 'n take of one of the cards above (or make up your own combination!). Don't forget that all of the new sets are on sale at 20% off on Preview Party day only. You can also pre-pay for any set in the catalog that did not arrive and get 20% off of those purchases. See you soon!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We will also be hosting a 2011 Hero Arts Preview Party where select stamps from the new catalog will be available for purchase. You are not going to want to miss this opportunity to get all the newest items from the catalog!! Stock is limited, so we'll be taking pre-paid orders on other catalog items. All pre-paid orders will receive 20% off their order placed at the preview party (12/18). Hope you can join us for all the fun!
Friday, December 10, 2010
We thought it would be fun and festive to have a Christmas Card Contest! Well, it doesn't have to specifically be Christmas, but some type of holiday themed card is just fine. Here's the 411 on the contest rules:
- Drop off cards at the store by Christmas Eve to be eligible to win. You may enter more than once.
- All cards should be handmade by YOU! Please put your name on the back of the card so we'll know who made it.
- Please use items that Island Scrapbooking carries. Cards containing other products that are not carried in the store will not be eligible for the win.
- A random winner will be pulled from the eligible entries, so EVERYONE can participate!
- All cards will be kept by Island Scrapbooking and maybe displayed in the store or on this blog and will not be returned.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
- New Penny Black clear stamps
- Stampendous Koi/kanji stamps
- Spellbinders- Labels 14, 16, 17 and Heirloom Ornaments
- New Imaginisce "Enchanted" papers and stamps
- New Christmas papers (Santa, Elves and Snowman)
- and more!
- Thank you
- Merry Christmas
- Happy New Year
- With Sympathy
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Ho Ho Ho! The holiday season is here! Time to finish up those holiday project and go Christmas shopping for all your fellow crafters out there. We had a greatsale after and our customers got some great deals! Thanks to everyone who came out that day to check out all of our specials.
December Craft NightJust a friendly reminder that the December Craft Night has been cancelled. We will let you know when the next Craft Night is scheduled in the new year.
Holiday Schedule Changes:
: Closed- We will be participating in a Craft Fair (see below for more info)
-2:00pm (closing early)
: Closed for
: After Christmas Sale (open late for shoppers who have to work)
: Closed for Inventory (if we open earlier, we'll make an annoucement)
Christmas Craft Fair
Jenny, one of our DT members got really ambitious and decided to host a Christmas Craft Fair at her home. She, along with other Island Scrapbooking Customers will be selling their handmade crafts on:
Date: Saturday, December 4th (
Time:(unless we sell out sooner)
Location: see store for address/directions
We will also be having a booth at this fair and will be selling some of our Island Scrapbooking laser cuts and handmade cards. Please come and say hi if you stop by the fair. Because we are participating in this fair, the store will not be open that day, so please plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding!
We hope you can join us! Looking forward to seeing all of you there!
Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Preview Party
We are very excited to be hosting a Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Preview Party!
Be the first to see the new catalog and some of the new stamps featured in the catalog! We can't wait to see what Hero Arts comes up with next!
If you pre-paid for your catalog, you can pick them up at the preview party. There's still time to pre-pay for your catalog. Catalogs will be $10 but if you pre-pay, you can get one for just $8! Also, at the preview party, customers can save 20% off their pre-paid order purchase from the new catalog. Please inquire at the store if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
After Christmas Sale
Our after Christmas sale will be held on:
Date: Tuesday, December 28th
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm (staying open an extra hour for those of you who have to work)
Some specials you can look forward to:
- Additional 50% off red tagged items.
- Buy one get one free printed paper blowout!
- 40% off Island Scrapbooking custom laser cuts (on the wall- excludes punch art).
Don't miss out on the good deals! Plus, this will be the last day we are open in 2011. We will be closed after the sale to do our annual inventory, so the more you buy, the less we have to count!!
No December Classes:
Our instructors have decided to take a break this month, so there will be no classes in December for the holidays. We look forward to resuming classes early next year.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Don Barnes made this card for us and showed us the versatility of the turkey die by also making a peacock out of it! Thanks Don!
We also posted some important announcements yesterday, so please scroll down or click here if you haven't read them yet.
Hope to see you soon!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. And don't forget to join us on Friday for our Black Friday Sale starting at 10:00am! Island Scrapbooking members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE purchase with their coupon from this month's newsletter!!! We are talking adhesives, COPICS!!, paper, dies, stamps, ink, punches, tools, COPICS!!, and more! You won't want to miss out on all the savings, so come in early for best selection.
For those of you who aren't members, you can still enjoy 10% off your entire purchase on Black Friday only.
We have also added more red tagged items and all red tagged items will be an additional 50% off!
Need a Gift?
Island Scrapbooking has a great selection of craft items for all your scrapbooking friends out there. If you don't know what to get them, an Island Scrapbooking gift certificate is always a good choice for your favorite paper crafter. Just inquire about a gift certificate and we will be happy to help you!
Saturday, December 4th- Store Closed
We've decided to participate in a craft fair on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00am-2:00pm (or until we sell out!) and will be closed on that day. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding. We will be selling some of our pre-packaged Island Scrapbooking custom laser cuts at Jenny's craft fair on this date, so please come and visit our booth along with other Island Scrapbooking customers to see what they've been busy creating. If you would like to come to this craft fair and would like more information, please contact the store for directions.
Here are some of the things that will be for sale:
- Calendars (wall and desk)
- Beaded Jewelry
- Mini Recipe Books
- Butter Mochi (Puna Taiko)
- Island Scrapbooking Laser Cuts
- and more!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
We had our last Christmas Card Classs yesterday and I must thank the students that attended for signing up without even knowing what project we'd be making! To thank them all, I did a bonus project which is the A2 card box above. You can't see but the bottom of the box is turquoise blue like the belly band. They were really happy to learn how to make this easy box.
This next card was inspired by all you bloggers out there. I've seen different versions of this punch Christmas tree all over the internet, so I thought I'd teach my students how to make this easy peasy tree too. Since the tree was made using a heart punch, I thought it would look cute decorated with heart ornaments.
This last card was a CASE from the Hero Arts Holiday Catalog Supplement. I loved this card when I saw it and wanted to teach the class how to make it too. The more I use this tree stamp set the more I love it! It's so elegant looking, especially when its embossed in gold. The added benefit is no coloring, which is what my students always request. I also like how the background came out. It might be hard to see but the background is stamped with the Hero Arts musical notes background cling in Distress Antique Linen. I love how Antique Linen looks on cream colored cardstock!
We had fun yesterday and I appreciate everyone who came on a Friday for this last class. I'll probably hold more Christmas Card classes again next year since this year's classes were a big hit!
By the way, the store just got in a small Hero Arts order with some re-orders of some items that sold out earlier. And don't forget our Hero Arts preview party coming up in December. You can pre-pay for your catalog now!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sorry I've been seriously slacking on making my samples for this Friday's Christmas Card Club class. I'm so thrilled that this class has generated so much excitement over simple cards! We had fun working on various Christmas projects since the summer and now its the last Christmas Card class for the year. Time sure flies huh?
So for the last class, we will be making regular simple Christmas Cards. Here's a sneak peek of a couple of the projects we will doing. The card featured above is a gingerbread man card. The gingerbread man is from the Hero Arts set that also comes with a snowman and tree. Added mini jingle bells for a more festive feel.
Below is a card that I initially made as a sample for the store, but was originally in gold. Changed it up to silver this time and used clear stones and white pearls as accents.
We'll be making a few more projects that I'll share after the class is done. If you are enrolled in this class, please also bring a scoreboard or trimmer w/score blade if you have one. Otherwise you can use mine. See you soon!
Just wanted to let you know that we've received in some new products recently, so if you haven't stopped by the store, you'll want to check it out soon.
First off, we received some new Greeting Farm stamps! The new stamps include: I Heart Sweaters (stamp featured above), Beanie Anya, Flirty Anya, Miss Anya Lounge, and Sweet Anya. Back in stock is the snowman set, Hula Anya, and Mermaid Anya.
We've also received some new papers, Martha Stewart Christmas Punches, Zing Embossing powders (including red, blue, green, pink, silver and gold glitter embossing powder), Martha Stewart paper trimmers, Scor-tape and other miscellaneous items.
Don't forget that the Super Coupon is good on Friday or Saturday this week and the Black Friday sale is coming up the day after Thanksgiving.
Hope to see you soon!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Good Morning! Just wanted to share the samples from Debi's Distress Class today. She dropped of the samples yesterday and we were all admiring her projects. Hope you have a great weekend! Please see yesterday's post for new announcements.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Hero Arts 2011 Catalog
Can you believe that the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog will be available soon? Seems like we just previewed the 2010 catalog last month! The catalogs will be arriving in December, but we will start taking pre-orders for the catalog soon. If you pre-pay for your catalog, the price will be only $8! Normal price is $10, so you will save $2!
We will also be hosting a Preview Party on Saturday, December 18th! We will have select stamps available from the new catalog and the new catalogs to show you. You will receive 20% off on any pre-paid order placed that day, so mark your calendars for this fun event! We will share more information with you once we receive it.
December Craft Night Cancelled
Since December is a busy month for all of us, we will be canceling the December Craft Night. Thank you for your understanding. Please look for announcements on our next Craft Night.
Black Friday Sale!
Just a reminder to bring in your 20% off coupon to the Black Friday sale (day after Thanksgiving)! You will receive 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE! Woo Hoo! (Psst... that includes Copics!!) Sorry- this sale excludes special orders and gift certificates. Limited to stock on hand.
Christmas Craft Fair
Michele was nice enough to let me announce an upcoming craft fair featuring a few Island Scrapbooking customer's creations! The craft fair will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 9:00am-2:00pm. See store for more information (including directions). We will be selling handmade items including:
- Papercrafts (cards, notebooks, recipe books, etc.)
- Ornaments & Pins
- Beaded Jewelry
- Butter Mochi (Puna Taiko mochi pick up)
- and other handmade craft items!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I've been eyeing this holly punch around the page set since it came in. I finally broke down and got it this past weekend and I'm happy I did. Its so festive and really puts me in the Christmas mood. Accented it with red crystals so it really looked like holly berries. Wanted to keep it simple, so I just punched out a dove using my other new MS punch. The Peace sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder and the background stamped with the Hero Arts swirls cling. Easy Peasy!
- Cardstock- Bazzil
- Crystals- Kaisercraft
- Dove and holly punch- MS Crafts
- Swirls background- Hero Arts
- Peace sentiment- CC's designs
- Embossing powder
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
November Craft Night
Please note that this month’s Craft Night has been moved to a new date. Normally Craft Nights are held on the first Friday of every month, but this month it falls on the same day as Black and White Night in Downtown Hilo. Since they are planning on blocking off the streets for Black and White Night, we’ve decided to postpone our Craft Night for a week so that our customers don’t get trapped waiting for Black and White Night to end. Thank you for your understanding.
With that in mind, we will be doing another free make ‘n take at the next Craft Night:
Date: Friday, November 12, 2010
We will also be hosting another Card Drawing, so if you would like to participate, please bring in a handmade card in a “Fall” theme for the exchange.
Just wanted to thank all of our loyal customers for supporting us throughout the year and for those that came out to help us celebrate our 7th Anniversary! We had so much fun that day and were so happy to see so many of you! We are delighted to get such great feedback on the event and hope that everyone had a great time.
Black Friday Sale!
We will be open on the Day After Thanksgiving for a special Black Friday Sale!! Island Scrapbooking Members can receive 20% off their ENTIRE purchase!!! There are some restrictions, so please check the information on the coupon. Please remember to bring in your coupon and one coupon per customer. Don’t miss out on all the great deals!
November 2010 Classes:
Please note that the Acetate Class and the Great Gifts Class are full and will not be listed in this newsletter. If you’ve already enrolled in either of these classes, the classes will be held as scheduled.
Back by popular demand is Debi’s Distress Inks class. You will be making 3 cards in this class using Distress Inks by Ranger. Once you learn how to use the blending too, you’ll be hooked!
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape, Copics, craft mat (if you have) and blending too.
Christmas Card Club
This will be our last Christmas Card Club class of the year. We will be making 4 different Christmas cards in this session using various techniques.
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape.
Want to learn a cool technique using stencils? Kelli will show you how to make these impressive cards using this technique. You will make 2 cards in this class.
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010
Supplies: Double stick tape/adhesive, scissors.
Don't forget... IS Members recieve valuable coupons in the newsletter, so if you don't want to miss out on all the deals, sign up today! In addition, only members will receive the 20% off your entire purchase coupon for Black Friday. Sorry, only one coupon per customer. Thanks! Hope to see you soon!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sorry we've been a bit MIA recently! We'll be back soon with the November newsletter, so please check back soon.
Wanted to share this neat card I saw while shopping one day in the store. I didn't realize Debi had dropped it off as a sample since it was near the Hero Arts stamps. Thought I'd share it with you today- she used the fluorescent green Zing Embossing Powder on the flourish and turned it into a Christmas tree by adding in some bling. Thought that was pretty creative. Thanks Debi!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Made this card using the Queen's Gold embossing powder (my favorite!) and the Hero Arts wreath stamp. Love the look of cream and gold together. Believe it or not, this card was put together in about 15 minutes! Accented the wreath using gold crystals and pearls and topped it off with a Season's Greetings sentiment also by Hero Arts. Good news is that the store has gold, silver and red mirrored cardstock back in stock!!! Woo hoo! No more hoarding required!
Friday, October 22, 2010
For all of you who missed Debi's make 'n take project for the Anniversary Sale, here it is! This project can be used as an ornament or tag, or both! She makes it look so easy yah? I stole this sample from her... Thanks Debi! I was exhausted after my make 'n take, so I was happy she said I could have her sample. :) I think I'm gonna hang it on my tree.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I love love love this new die from Heartfelt Creations- Decorative Butterfly and Border die cut set. I just cut the corner piece 4 times and made my own decorative frame for my poinsettia. This set also comes with a butterfly die and a border die with two edges for more versatility.
- Decorative border die- Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders
- Poinsettia die- Spellbinders
- Brad- American Crafts
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In case you didn't know... Michele and Tracy love all things cardinal, so you'll likely see it in the store if there's a cardinal on it! Anyway, you can imagine how thrilled they were to find stamps and dies in cardinal designs! Made this card with them in mind...
Punched out the wreath using the Martha Stewart Crafts holly punch. There are two sizes, but this is the smaller size. Instead of using the little bitty dots for the berries, I decided to use my crystals by Kaisercrafts. Sooooo much easier than trying to adhere these teeny tiny dots onto my wreath! Plus they come in various sizes, which give a nice look to the wreath. Then all I did was add the cardinal in the middle of the wreath and a bow. The sentiment was a little trickier to do... cut a strip of 1/2" white cardstock and stamped the Happy Holidays sentiment on it. Then I folded the cardstock back on each end and then forward so that it looks like a banner. Then trimmed the ends for a finished look before adhering to the card.
- Cardinal stamp and die- Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders
- Happy Holidays sentiment- CC's Designs
- Holly punch- MS Crafts
- Crystals- Kaisercrafts
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This card was made from one of the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets /coordinating Spellbinders. Love the ease of cutting the stamped image so easily with the coordinating dies. Decided to go with a more rustic look for this card (out of my element, I know), and stamped it directly on kraft cardstock. Went over each pine needle with my Copic marker and added some gold stickles as an accent. Colored the pine cones too with Copics.
The sentiment actually comes in the same set as the cardinal stamp, which makes things easy. Don't know if you can tell, but I popped up each cardinal w/pop dots for dimension. Because the card is wide, I had a hard time taking a picture where you could see the cardinals, so I ended up taking a close up for you to see better. To get a better look, you'll have to come in to the store to see it for yourself.
- Cardinal stamp and matching dies: Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders
- Sentiment- Heartfelt Creations
- Cardstock- Bazzil
Monday, October 18, 2010
Yes!! They are finally here! We've been very excited to bring in these new coordinating stamp and die sets by Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders!! No more cutting around your image since the dies perfectly coordinate with your stamps. Someone was thinking!
Anyway, wanted to share with you a card I made using the ornament dies and coordinating stamps. All I did was emboss the stamped image onto red cardstock and then cut them out using the ornament dies. To be sure my die didn't shift around I used some removable tape. Easy peasy! Believe it or not the most difficult part about this card was adding on the gold cord.
Heartfelt Creations has come up with several coordinating stamp/die sets, so come and check out the store for all the new goodies! But hurry, sets are limited so, they'll probably sell out quick!
Be back with more samples soon...
- Ornament stamps and dies- Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders
- Gold cord
- Cardstock- Bazzil
- Embossing folder- Tim Holtz
- Gold embossing powder.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Just wanted to start off by saying thank you to all of our loyal customers who have patronized our store for the past 7 years. Without all of you, Island Scrapbooking would not be here, so we wanted to let you all know how appreciative we are of your business.
Here's all of the birthday cards we received for the Birthday Card Contest...
We had such a fun birthday party and were so glad that so many of you could join us in the celebration. The following is a list of winners from all of our drawings...
- Guess Who Made Each Card contest- Gwen Freitas
- Find the Honu Game- Christy Uchida
- Birthday Card Contest- Don Barnes
- $50 Gift Certificate- Diane Shiro
- $100 Gift Certificate- Gwen Freitas
Winners will be contacted by Island Scrapbooking next week. Please stop by the store to pick up your prize!
We also wanted to thank all of the companies who generously donated prizes so that we could share them with you:
- Hero Arts- Rubber Stamps
- CC's Designs- Cling Stamps
- Vippies- Packaging Sets
- Dreamweaver- Stencils
- Sizzix- Sizzlit Dies
- Notions- Craft Organizer
- Bill Sewell- Island Scrapbooking keychains