Sunday, January 31, 2010

February 2010 Newsletter

January has come and gone so quickly! We have been busy getting used to the new system and updating the store’s look. Please stop in if you haven’t seen our new samples yet. We also have a lot of new papers and stamps from the new Hero Arts catalog. More items are expected in soon, so check the blog or stop in to see what’s new.

February Craft Night
Our Craft Nights are becoming very popular! We are happy to be getting so much positive feedback on this event and happy to see new faces each time. The next Craft Night will be held on Friday, February 5th from 5:00-6:30pm. Jenny will be demonstrating how to use the Zutter Bind-It-All machine. This machine helps to make your binding projects professional looking! Come and see how easy it is to use and get some project ideas. There is no charge to attend this event.

We will again host a Card Drawing at Craft Night and hope you will participate! Participation is voluntary, but everyone who has participated seemed to be very happy with the exchange! Since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, we thought it would be fun for everyone who plans on participating to submit a Valentine’s Day card. Please bring your card with you to Craft Night instead of dropping it off early. We would hate to lose your card, so please bring it with you that night.

If you have any questions about Craft Night or the Card Drawing, please contact the store for more details.

Can you believe that this February will make one year since we’ve started our blog? This year sure went by fast! To celebrate, we will be offering up some blog candy (giveaway) so check the blog this month to see when it is posted and how you can win.

Reward System:
Just a friendly reminder that we will be discontinuing our old punch card rewards system, since we have installed a new computer system that is able to track your purchases. Please redeem filled or partially filled cards from the old system by Saturday, February 27th. Members with partially filled cards will receive a pro-rated discount based on the number of punches that are accumulated on the card. Under the new system, you will receive reward points for qualifying purchases. If you have questions about the new system, please contact the store.

Spring Cleaning Sale:
Can you believe that spring is just around the corner? That means its time for our semi-annual Spring Cleaning Sale Event! Time to start looking at all your craft items and get rid of the ones that you don’t need or want. The sale will be held sometime in March. The official date will be announced soon, so check the blog for any updates on the drop off dates and other instructions.

February Classes:
Woo Hoo! It’s been awhile since we’ve offered any classes at the store, so we are very excited to tell you about 3 new classes coming up this month!

Valentine’s Card Punch Class:

Did you make your Valentine’s Day cards yet? If not, here’s a great class to learn how to make two different Valentine’s Day cards using a variety of punches. The new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punches are quickly becoming a customer favorite! Don will show you how to make two Valentine’s Day cards featuring a lot of different punches.

Date: Friday, February 12, 2010-01-30
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: $10
Instructor: Don
Supplies: Please bring an adhesive (double stick tape or glue).

Copic Blending Class:

You asked for it! We are so excited to finally offer a Copics Blending Class! We’ve all fallen in love with these pens and can’t wait to show you their potential. You will learn 2 blending techniques in this class and will leave with two cards. Due to the personal attention needed, class size is limited to 4 students. Due to limited size, we will offer additional classes in the coming months.

Please note that students who sign up for this class must bring with them their own Copic markers. No class markers will be provided in this class and we do not recommend borrowing from other students. Once you pay for your class, you will be provided with a list of colors to bring with you to class. These are just recommended colors, but if you have colors you prefer working with, you may bring those colors instead. Students should also bring double stick tape and scissors with them to class.

Session 1:
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2:
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: $20
Instructor: Jenny
Peek A Boo Card Class

Debi’s back with another cool creation called the Peek-A-Boo Card! If you love cards that move, you won’t want to miss this one. Stop by the store to see the sample in person.

Date: Saturday, February, 27, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: Please bring double stick tape, scissors, and any Copics

If you are a member of Island Scrapbooking and have not received your copy via email, please contact the store. There are valuable coupons for members, so you won't wan't to miss out on the savings!
Hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Easel Card Calendar

Ni Hao! Just brushing up on my Chinese... hee hee.
Made this Easel Card Calendar using the Special Edition Asian Dolls Woodblock set by Hero Arts. This set also comes with a Thank You kanji stamp and a boy stamp. These cute girls reminds me of my nieces who are 1/2 Chinese.
Here's what the card looks like when its opened... The calendar helps to keep the card open like an easel!
Asian Dolls stamps- Hero Artsl
You're A Great Friend sentiment- Hero Arts
Washi- Hanko Designs
Cardstock- Bazzil
Labels die- Spellbinders

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You're A Great Friend

Hello All!
If you haven't been in the store in awhile, you need to come and visit us to see all the new paper that has arrived! Here Donna made a card using some of the new Lucy Bird paper by Imaginisce. Isn't it cute? If you look closely, you can see Lucy Bird herself (hint, she's pink!). Donna used the new Martha Stewart Butterfly punch as the focal point of the card. She adhered the butterfly in the middle only so that the wings could still flutter on the card... See?

Come and visit us soon! Remember to bring your IS Member card to cash them in now through the end of February. Even partially filled cards will give you a pro-rated discount!

  • DP- Imaginisce, Jillybean Soup
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Rhinestones- Kaisercrafts
  • Butterfly and border punch- Martha Stewart Crafts
  • You're a Great Friend sentiment- Hero Art

Monday, January 25, 2010

Four Dolls Thank You

Ok- its actually just one of the four dolls, but the Hero Arts set is called Four Dolls... Debi used one of the four dolls and made her hold a fan (also in the set). Instead of using patterned paper, she used one of the new Hero Arts clings stamps that is large enough to use as a background! These stamps are awesome because you can then customize your background for your needs. In this case, Debi went with the color purple, so she was able to use purple ink to match her project!

Here's a close up of the cute doll...

Doll, background and Thank you stamp- Hero Arts
Oval and scallop oval dies- Spellbinders,
Cardstock- Bazzil

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cris Cross Flutter

Flutter Anya is here with a special letter just for you! I just love the Cris Cross card style- its pretty easy to make but is so different from the normal A2 sized card I always make. What a fun new way to make a card!

Flutter Anya- TGF
Markers- Copics
Crystals- Hero Arts
Flowers- Prima
DP- Bo Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Silhouette Bells

Hello Everyone!
Have you tried the new Hero Arts cling stamps yet? These stamps are awesome! You mount them on the acrylic blocks so you can see where you are stamping and get great images because its still using that red rubber we love so much!
Here, Debi made a card using the Silhouette Bells cling stamp. Since its just a silhouette, this card was very fast and easy to make. After she stamped the image, it was cut out and then mounted on cardstock! Even beginners will love using this stamp!
Silhouette Bells cling- Hero Arts
DP- Doodlebug
Cardstock- Bazzil

Friday, January 22, 2010


Hula Anya has returned for another Aloha card! We just love Hula Anya since she coordinates so well with Island Scrapbooking Custom Laser Cuts! Its like the Greeting Farm made her especially for us!
Hula Anya- TGF
DP- Island Paperie
Aloha and hibiscus laser cuts- Island Scrapbooking
Markers- Copics
Cardstock- Bazzil

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Can you tell we are loving this Big and Small Flowers clear set by Hero Arts? Debi made this card using a flower from this set. She used the paper piecing technique again where you stamp on the pattered paper and cut out the image.
She only inked up part of the hello stamp from the Truly Appreciated set. The card was finished off with some of the Kaisercrafts bling.
Flower, leaves and hello stamp- Hero Arts
Cardstock- Bazzil
DP- Bo Bunny
Rhinestones- Kaisercrafts

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Got Milk?

This little cutie is from the Greeting Farm Respect stamp set, which includes a boy scout image too. When I think of Girl Scouts, I automatically think of Girl Scout cookies! Which one is your favorite? I have to go with the Thin Mint. They are still my favorite after all these years.
As a tribute to the Girl Scout Cookie, I made this card. The cookies were all made using circle and scallop circle punches. The chocolate chips were made using a heart punch. I punched the hearts out and then cut them to look like chips. When do they start selling those yummy cookies again?

Girl Scout Anya- TGF
Embossing folder- Cuttlebug
Cardstock- Bazzil
Punches- Marvy
Markers- Copics
Glitter cardstock- Doodlebug

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Life Is Good

Yes indeed.. Life is Good! Especially when you have new stamps to play with! Debi made this card using the new Oceans of Joy stamp set by Hero Arts. This set comes with so many sea creatures and fish that you are bound to find what you need if doing an ocean themed project! The Life is Good sentiment is from the Message Bubbles set that just came out as well. She finished the card off using the Fiskars wave border punch.
Oceans of Joy stamps- Hero Arts
Life is good sentiment- Hero Arts
Wave punch- Fiskars
Markers- Copics
Cardstock- Bazzil
DP- Best Creations

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby Princess

Ok- so maybe you didn't have a boy.. maybe it was a girl!! See how versatile this stamp is? Just change the color combo and you now have a baby girl stamp!
Paired this image with the Princess sentiment by Sizzix and punched out hearts to dangle from the ribbon.
Family stamp- Dandelion Designs
Princess sentiment- Sizzix
DP- Bo Bunny
Cardstock- Bazzil
Heart, square and scallop square dies- Spellbinders

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Congrats! It's A Boy!

Well, now that you've been to the Dandelion Wedding (see card from previous post), time for the baby right? This time, its a boy! Grabbed the proud parents stamp and used it to make this Congrats card. There are also a sister and brother stamp that you can add to the family to customize it to your family! Cute yah? Jean at Dandelion Designs is always thinking...
Family stamp- Dandelion Designs
Markers- Copics
Congrats sentiment- Sizzix
Embossing folder- Cuttlebug
DP- Bo Bunny
Circle and scallop circle punches- Marvy

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Best Wishes

This bride and groom by Dandelion Designs is really cute! Since it was a wedding stamp, had to keep the card more simple and elegant (attempted to anyway). I went with traditional black and white for the happy couple and accented her dress using white Smooch, Stardust Stickles for her veil and a pearl accent for her headpiece. Since I didn't want to use any printed paper, decided to go with a Sizzix embossing folder for some texture.
For a splash of color, I used a light pink for the roses and then again for the ribbon. Hope you like it!
Bride and Groom stamp- Dandelion Designs
Markers- Copics
Pearl accent- Kaisercraft
Labels nestibilites- Spellbinders
Cardstock- Bazzil
Embossing folder- Sizzix
Corner Punch- EK Success

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sending You Lots of Hugs

Here's another card using the new Hero Arts stamps from two different sets. Don't they work well together? Debi used the paper piecing technique, where you stamp your image on printed paper and then cut it out.

Love the color combo so much, it inspired me to make a card using the same colors... of course I had to add my own touch and use Hello Kitty. The flowers used on this card is actually a Sizzix deco strip. I love using it along the edge of a card. Used the new MS double loop punch for more accent along the edge of the card.

Here's a close up of Hello Kitty.

Flower and Sending you lots of hugs sentiment- Hero Arts
Embossing Folders- Cuttlebug
DP- Doodlebug
HK Sizzilit- Sizzix
Hello sentiment- Sizzix
Flower deco strip- Sizzix
Double loop punch- MS Crafts
Cardstock- Bazzil
Crystals- Kaisercraft

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chandelier Thank You

This Thank You card was created by Debi.. Did you check out her blog yet? If not, check it out here... Just love how she embossed the chandelier in gold and added crystals so it looked like a real chandelier!

Don't forget, Craft Night is tomorrow (1/15) starting at 5:00pm. If you plan on participating in the card drawing, don't forget to bring your handmade card! Debi has a fun Valentine's day project planned, so don't miss out!

DP- Bo Bunny
Chandelier stamp- Hero Arts
Thank you sentiment- Hero Arts
Cardstock- Bazzil
Gold embossing powder
Crystals- Hero Arts

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For A Great Friend

Can you tell we are loving the new Hero Arts stamps? Here's yet another sample of their new stuff using the Girl with Flowers wood stamp that coordinates with the Sweet Wonderful You set.

Girl w/flowers and For A Great Friend stamp- Hero Arts
Dew Drops
Markers- Copics
Cardstock- Bazzil
Embossing folder- Cuttlebug
Oval and scalloop oval dies- Spellbinders

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 2010 Newsletter

Happy New Year! We can't believe another year has come and gone so quickly! We've finished up our inventory and set up the new system and are now ready for the new year! Thank you so much for all your patience and understanding while we were closed. Your business means a lot to us and we are excited to see everyone come and visit us again, so stop by if you haven't already done so.

New Rewards System
Since we have a new system in place, we have decided to upgrade our membership rewards system too. Our new system allows us to input and track the amounts you spend towards your rewards, so we will be eliminating the punch card system that is currently in place. The changeover will be effective 3/1/10.
Unlike the old system that would only earn you punches for every $10 you spend, the new system will track every dollar and credit it towards your rewards. Even small purchases will count towards your reward. There will be no cards to carry or remember to bring with you (and less trees killed!).
For those of you who have filled or partially filled cards, please redeem them by February 28, 2010. Partially filled cards will be at a pro-rated discount based on how many punches you have.
Please contact the store if you have any questions about this new system.

January Craft Night:
Our next Craft Night will be held this Friday, 1/15/10 from 5:00pm to ~6:30pm (may run longer). There is no charge to attend this event. We are planning on doing a Make 'n Take project.
We will be hosting a Card Drawing again. Here's some information on the Card Drawing:
Please bring any type of handmade card (made by you).
All cards entered will be numbered.
All participants will draw a number and whatever number they pick is the card they go home with!
Participation is optional.
It was so fun going home with another card last time, so we encourage everyone who attends to participate. Participation is not necessary, but the more the merrier!

New Products Due In Soon
To celebrate the re-opening of the store, we went a little crazy ordering a lot of new product and are expecting them to arrive any day now...
New Release Hero Arts
Denami New Release
New Printed Papers
New Martha Stewart Punches
Latest Special Issue of Paper Crafts Best Selling Card Creations!
And much more!

Sorry, due to all the new changes, there will be no classes this month. Classes will resume again in February.

A Little Birdie Told Me...

... that the new Hero Arts stamps have arrived! We are still expecting a few more items, so if you are looking for a specific stamp in particular, please call the store to see if its in.
As you can see, Donna's been very busy making samples for the store... Donna used the new Hello Birdie stamp set and the Bird Cage wood stamp to make this cute card.

All stamps- Hero Arts
DP- B-Bunny
Carstock- Bazzil
Gemstones- Hero Arts
Flowers- Prima
Markers- Copic

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sweet Wonderful You

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so its time to start making those Valentine's Day projects! For a little inspiration, here's an easel card using the new Sweet Wonderful You clear stamp set by Hero Arts. If you have a little girl or make cards for little girls, this set is a must! There are 3 girls in the set along with some cute sentiments. I just love how they all work together so effortlessly.
Here's the card when its opened... I used a pop dot on my sentiment so that the card will stay open like an easel.

Here's the side view, so you can see it propped up.
Sweet Wonderful You stamp set- Hero Arts
Heart and scallop heart dies- Spellbinders
Labels dies- Spellbinders
Heart corner punch- EK Success
Cardstock- Bazzil
Markers- Copics

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Duo of Big and Small Flowers

Did you get to stop by the store yesterday? Well, if you did, you probably noticed we moved a lot of things around and put out some new card samples. Here's one of the samples made by Donna featuring the new Hero Arts set called Big and Small Flowers. She used every single stamp from that set on these two cards. Instead of coloring them in, she stamped them on DP and cut them out. No coloring required!

Big & Small Flowers set- Hero Arts
Sending you Lots of hugs sentiment- Hero Arts
Cardstock- Bazzil
DP- Bo-Bunny
Embossing folder- Cuttlebug
Crystals- Kaiser crafts
Arch border punch- Martha Stewart Crafts
We hope you stop by soon if you haven't done so already! The store will be open again on Tuesday, January 12th. The newsletter will be coming out shortly with some announcements and the usual coupons. Have a great week!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Hi everyone! It has been a VERY long two weeks for all of us! But, we have survived the counting of our inventory, upgrading our new system, and ordering of tons of products! We've endured many “ trying moments ” countless hours of counting, planning, cleaning and working hard to bring the shop up to tip top shape. We have all put in long grueling hours here at the shop. Yes there were Tears. Tears of Frustration, Tears of accomplishment, and you know the laugh so hard you cry kind tears…. Easy to do with Kelli and Tracy around…We laughed a lot…laughed till we cried and cried till we laughed.

We are glad to begin a new chapter. We are looking forward to having fun now that the hard work is done.

Hopefully no one will ask us if we are rested as we worked our hinnies off. To quote Michele: “If we knew what we were in for, we may have thought twice, but there was no time.”

With our shop put together again, we’re excited to say that WE WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2010 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Please bear with us as we adjust to our new system. We would like to thank you for your patience while we were closed. Hope to see you soon.

Much love,

The Girls at Island Scrapbooking

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Hi Everyone!

We have been very busy with inventory over the last few weeks and just wanted to remind everyone to check this blog for updates on when the store will re-open. An announcement will be made soon so check back shortly!

The Island Scrapbooking Girls

Crafty Buzzzzzzz

Just wanted to let everyone know that our very own Debi has started her own blog! Please visit her by clicking here...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Hippo New Year!

Happy New Year! Well, 2009 has been a very busy year for Island Scrapbooking and we are very thankful for all our loyal customers! We are busy right now doing our end of the year inventory and will re-open soon. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Just some reminders...
  • The January Craft Night will be on Friday, January 15th. Topic TBA.
  • The January Newsletter will go out around January 15th as well.

Although the store has been closed for inventory... we do have 2 cards to share with you on this New Year's Day... Donna has been busy making these cute Hippo cards using the new Hippo stamp from Hero Arts. This is one of the new releases from the 2010 catalog. Speaking of the new 2010 catalog... have you seen their new stamps? If you haven't you are sure to go crazy once you see them. The store still has some leftovers from our preview party, so stop on by when we re-open.

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

And here's the landscape card...


  • Hippo stamp- Hero Arts
  • Ink- Splendor
  • DP- Bo Bunny
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Ribbon
  • Dew Drops

Hope everyone has a great 2010! Hope to see you all soon!