Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sweet Box In A Bag

Are you craving sweets? I am! I figure this paper would hopefully help to satisfy my sweets craving right? Changed up the box in a bag a little by adding in a strip that goes over the bag opening to make it look like a real handbag.
DP- Doodlebug Designs
Cardstock- Bazzil
Flower- Prima
Brad- American Crafts
Velcro Dot

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Fun!

Hi Everyone!

Our next Craft Night is this Friday (4/2/10) from 5:00pm-6:30pm. We have a lot of fun things planned for that night that you won't want to miss out on.

To start the celebration, the store has all Easter themed items on sale for 25% off for this week only. Sale ends on Saturday, 4/3/10. Stop by soon for best selection.

During Craft Night hours, we have some special fun planned for all of you:

Bunny Bag Make 'n Take: Jenny will show you how to make this cute bunny bag perfect for holding Easter treats.

Next, we thought it would be fun to Easter Egg die cut hunt: Shoppers can hunt for die cut eggs throughout the store. After you find all the eggs, turn in your paper and you will be entered to win an Easter goodie bag from Island Scrapbooking. This contest will continue on Saturday, 4/3/10. A winner will be drawn the following week and announced on the blog.

Finally, there will be a plastic egg prize pull. When you are ready to check out, you will have the chance to pick a plastic egg from our Easter basket. Each egg will have a prize listed, some of them are regular prizes and some of them are special discounts. Limit one egg per customer. Once you pull your egg, you will not be able to add merchandise to your purchase if you received a discount prize. Prizes are only good for Craft Night Purchases, you may not save the coupon for future purchases or special orders. Thank you for following these rules.

In addition to all the fun, we will still host a Card Drawing. Please bring in your Easter or Spring themed card if you wish to particpate. Participation is option but the more the merrier. We will assign numbers to each card and participants will pull numbers to see who gets which card.

Hope you can make it! See you then!

Lil' Bug Emma

Have you met Lil' Bug Emma yet? She's so cute all dressed up like a butterfly! I just love her belly too- makes her more loveable!

I wanted to try this Side Step Card and decided that Lil' Bug Emma was the perfect image for this card. Its just like the sentiment was made for this image, but its actually a Hero Arts cling set called Bugs and Kisses. The set also contains a bee, ladybug, and Hershey kisses stamp too.
Lil' Bug Emma stamp- CC's Designs
Markers- Copics
Bugs and Kisses Sentiment- Hero Arts
DP- Best Creation
Cardstock- Bazzil

Monday, March 29, 2010

Swinging Cherry Emma

Debi and I love Cherry Emma, so we both made projects using this image. As stated in the previous email, she is currently sold out, but if you want to order one, contact the store.

The swing stamp featured here is another stamp by CC's designs. They not only have adorable Sugarplums (i.e. Emma and Trevor), but they also have neat accessories you can get to use with your Sugarplums. Other background stamps include a stump w/mushrooms and a bench. These are great for those designs that are sitting down.

So SWING on by the store soon to pick up this swing stamp and place your order for Cherry Emma.

  • Stamps: Girl & Swing- cc designs spring kit, Bird - Hero Arts Whoo Loves You
  • DP: Floral-Bo Bunny Love Bandit Whoo Loves U, Dots - Little Sprout Baby's Breath, Stripes - Imaginisce Lucy Bird Daisy May
  • Punches: MS Lace Heart Edger, McGill Fern, Paper Shapers Flourish, EK Success Small Butterfly
  • Flowers: Prima and All Natural Accents
  • Font: Jazz Let
  • Rhinestones & Pearls
  • Stickles: Crystal & Pink
  • Copics
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock - Bazzil

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cherry Emma Bag

Well, Cherry Emma has sold out, but thought I'd show you this box in a bag sample I made using this cute image by CC's designs. If you want to order Cherry Emma, you can check with the store to place your order. These stamps flew out the door rather quickly- I think its cause of the way she is posed! Don't you?

Cherry Emma- CC's Designs
Cardstock- Bazzil
DP- Bo Bunny
Markers- Copics
Scallop border punch- Fiskars
Circle and scallop circle punch

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Prince Charming

Every girl dreams of her Prince Charming right? Well, Hero Arts came out with a clear set and a wood block set that includes Mr. Charming himself. Debi made a card using this cool dude and his friend froggy friend. Maybe the frog is another prince waiting to be kissed?
You'll notice in the background is the new Iron Gate punch by MS Crafts. Debi even drew in her own sidewalk and grass... She's great at scenic cards!
Cardstock- Bazzil
Prince Charming and Froggy- Hero Arts
Iron Gate punch- MS Crafts
Sentiment- Hero Arts
Crystals- Hero Arts
Markers- Copics

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Arrivals

Here's some photos of the new arrivals I was telling you about! Some of these things are going to go very very quickly, so stop by the store for best selection.

New Hero Arts Crystals/Pearl sets: Love how you can now get a set of pears/crystals in the same color in the same set!

New Spellbinders Nestiblities:

New Martha Stewart Punches: Some re-orders are back in stock and some new designs are here but will go quickly.

Close up of new punches:

New Prima Flowers!

New Copic Sketch colors! Woo Hoo!

Plus we got in some odds and ends and some special orders- so if you ordered something, check with the store if it arrived. See you soon!

April Craft Night

Hi Everyone!

Our next Craft Night will be held on:

Date: Friday, April 2, 2010 (Good Friday)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have some Easter fun planned for our next Craft Night, but before we reveal what all the fun is about, I just wanted to let everyone know that we'll still be hosting a Card Drawing. Same rules apply as before...

  • Bring a handmade card to Craft Night- please bring your card in by 5:30pm if you plan on participating. Participation is voluntary, but the more participants we have, the more fun it will be.

  • We thought it would be fun for everyone to bring in a Spring or Easter themed card for the drawing.

  • All cards will be numbered and participants will pull numbers to see who gets which card.

  • You may only pull another number if you pulled your own card.

See you then!

New Arrivals

Things have been really crazy at the store! After the store's Spring Cleaning Sale this past Saturday, we've been busy unpacking a HUGE order that includes a lot of cardstock, some new designer papers, Copics (yay!), punches, and other miscellaneous items. I got a sneak peek and there's a LOT of new stuff... Including Martha Stewart Score Boards and punches!

For those of you who sold items at the store this past Saturday, please stop by the store this week to pick up your unsold items and collect money from your sales. Shoppers walked away with great bargains that day both at the sale and from all the great In Store Specials we had for one day only.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Spring

If you've stopped by the store recently, you'll notice that we now carry CC's Designs, which includes the Sweet November line. Baby Bunny Buttefly is from this line of stamps and couldn't be cuter! There are other bunnies available as well, so stop by to check out the selection. Debi created her own background by weaving ribbon together to make a plaid design. Love it! She also added some larger butterflies since Baby Bunny has a butterfly on his nose.

Don't forget to stop by the store to get these cute bunny babies! Easter is right around the corner and these make great Easter projects!

  • Bunny-Sweet November "Butterfly Bunny"
  • Sentiment-Sweet November Spring Elves set
  • Butterflies-Hero Arts various sets
  • Copics
  • Spellbinders: Labels Nine
  • Punches: Marvy 1-1/2" circle, SU scalloped circle
  • Ribbons
  • Stickles
  • Cardstock: Bazzil, Bo Bunny
  • DP: SU's Good Morning Sunshine

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Peace Man!

It's always nice to get a thank you! One of our lucky blog candy winners from our blogaversary giveaway, 1 Luvn Mama, sent us this beautifully colored thank you card using the Peace stamp she won. Don't you just love how she colored her shirt? Makes me feel all groovy inside! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

April Copic Classes (4/2/10 and 4/3/10)

To everyone who is enrolled in the upcoming Copic classes scheduled for 4/2/10-4/3/10, I thought I'd post the cards we will be making so you can plan what pens you want to bring based on the paper used in the project. Those of you who are enrolled in this Saturday's class (3/27/10), we are still making the pig and fairy Anya cards, so please refer to your class handout for colors.

Sorry, I tend to get bored making the same card for every class, so I need to change it up a bit to keep it interesting! Here's the two projects we will be making in April...

Here's a close up of Emma...

And here's our animal card... This monkey set is currently out of stock, but Island Scrapbooking will be taking orders, so if you would like to order a set, contact the store for more info. Sorry, sets probably won't be in in time for the class, but kits will contain the monkey image.

Here's the close up of the monkey..

A revised copic handout for the April classes will be dropped off at the store by Wednesday, so please check with the store if you are in either of the April classes.

Lookout for more Copic class notices in the newsletter.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Be The Change

Here's another inspirational quote card from Debi. This is another quote from the Unity Stamp set she used earlier on other cards. These quote stamps are quite big, so it becomes the focal point of any card.

This DP is so cute too... Its by Best Creation and is so sweet. Debi cut out some of the flowers and adhered them to the label to give it some dimension.

  • DP- Best Creation
  • Quote- Unity Stamps
  • Labels die- Spellbinders
  • Cardstock- Bazzil

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Cleaning Sale Tomorrow!

Don't forget to stop by the store tomorrow 3/20/10 for our Spring Cleaning Sale! We have so much stuff this time around! Here's a sampling of what you will find...
  • Tons of wood stamps and stamp sets
  • Clear and cling stamps
  • Sizzix and Spellbinder dies
  • Embossing Folders
  • Stickers
  • Paper
  • Punches and other tools
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • and so much more!

As mentioned earlier, the store will also have some In Store Specials for one day only:

  • Buy one get one free Kaisercraft Gemstones
  • Buy one get one 1/2 off Greeting Farm stamps (excludes Miss Anya Love and Happy Day)- Limit 2
  • 25% off Spellbinders- Limit 2
  • 25% off Hero Arts Clear and Cling Stamps
  • Buy one get one free Mini Hero Arts Clear Stamps (reg. $2.99)
  • 10% off NEW CC's Designs Stamps
  • 20% off Albums
  • Cardstock- 2/$1.00

Don't forget to bring cash for the Spring Cleaning Sale purchases. See you there!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Cleaning Sale This Saturday!

Hi Everyone!
Just a reminder that the Spring Cleaning Sale is this Saturday!!! Don't forget to bring some cash that day as we will only accept cash for Spring Cleaning Sale purchases.

In addition to all the great deals you'll get at the Spring Cleaning Sale, we'll also have some In Store Specials on that day only. Here's a sneak peek at what will be on sale...
  • Kaisercraft Gems- Buy One Get One free
  • Greeting Farm Stamps- Buy One Get One 1/2 Off (excludes Miss Anya Love and Happy Day sets).
  • Spellbinder Dies- 25% off (limit 2)
  • Hero Arts Clear and Cling Stamps- 25% off
  • And More!

You won't want to miss this sales event! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sassy Suzy Bag

Is everyone going to hit the pub's today? Have some corned beef and cabbage? Well, even if you don't do any of those things... you probably at least wear green right? Here's Sassy Suzy from the Greeting Farm dressed in green today to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
I made this gift bag out of 12x12 paper. Its pretty small but can hold a lot of goodies!

Sassy Suzy- The Greeting Farm
DP- Bo bunny
Flowers- Prima
Brads- American Crafts

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Arrivals

Hi Everyone! Just checking in to let you know that we have received our Hero Arts Shipment! Just in are new Easter wood stamps, clings and gemstones by Hero Arts! If you've been waiting for these stamps, stop in soon for best selection.

We are also thrilled to introduce a new product line to Island Scrapbooking called CC's Designs. These cute stamps are made of high quality red rubber and are all ready to cling to your acrylic block. We have over 30 designs to choose from! Once you see these cuties you'll be hooked!

Don't forget about our Spring Cleaning Sale this weekend!

Coffee, Tea or Flowers?

Don't you just love this teacup? Debi made this card using the cute teacup cling stamp by Hero Arts. Instead of putting tea or coffee in the cup, she opted for flowers- cute idea yah? The cup is a pretty good size, so you can put in something pretty large peeking out of the cup too. I especially love how she added in the little "For You" flag. Reminds me of the ones that come with flower arrangements. I think she used a toothpick to hold the flag.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Easter Basket Bag

Hello Everyone!
Sorry for not posting in awhile, but we've been busy getting ready for the Spring Cleaning Sale that's coming up this weekend. Don't forget to stop by the store on Saturday for some great deals!
Donna made this cute Easter Basket/Bag using those popular little white bags. She simply trimmed down the bag and covered it with DP. At the top of the DP, she used a Fiskar border punch and used the same punch to make the handle.
Do you like the little bunny? You can get these cuties and egg die cuts from Island Scrapbooking.

Here's a side view of the basket/bag.

Bunny- Island Scrapbooking
Grass- Icicle MS Punch
Flowers- Prima
Brad- Doodlebug
DP- Best Creation
Border Punch- Fiskars
Paper bags

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monster Sized Birthday

Hello All,

I guess we are on a roll with boy cards... Debi made this cute monster card using one of the new Hero Arts Clear sets that came in. Speaking of Hero Arts, a new shipment of wood stamps is expected in the store soon. The new stamps will feature their spring line of wood stamps- perfect for the season!

Back to the card... Debi used a simple block pattern for the background by layering different papers (designer paper, solids and polka dots). The balloon paper she used is perfect for birthday cards and scrapbook layouts for boys or girls since the colors are very basic and not gender specific.

Just a reminder to start dropping off your sale items for the Spring Cleaning Sale beginning next week Tuesday. Deadline to drop off items is Friday, March 12th. And don't forget to mark your calendars for sale day on March 20th!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Cleaning Sale Info

Are you ready for the Spring Cleaning Sale coming up on Saturday March 20th?? Well, its coming up soon, so we thought we'd post some info for everyone to start prepping their items for the sale...

Drop off dates: Tuesday, March 9th to Friday, March 12th.
Sale Date: Saturday, March 20th.
Instructions: Please label each item with a removeable label (masking tape works great on non-paper items). Each label should have the following info:
1. Your initials
2. Price of that item- please price items keeping in mind that 20% will go to the store for sale coordination.
3. Cooresponding number that matches your inventory list.
Please provide the inventory list along with your items so that you can account for which items were sold. The list should be numbered and the numbers correspond to the number that is labled on your item.

You may start picking up your remaining items and any money you've made the following Tuesday when the store re-opens.

Please bring cash for any purchases made at the Spring Cleaning Sale. There will be other In Store Specials throughout the store that you won't want to miss out on either!

For any questions regarding this sale event, please contact the store for more info. Hope to see you there!

Happy Day!

Hi Everyone!!

It sure was a Happy Day for us that the Tsunami didn't hit on Saturday! What better way to celebrate than to use our new Happy Day stamps by The Greeting Farm! This set comes with this cute boy w/dinosaurs and a girl holding a strand of beads. These stamps are perfect for making kids cards!

You can't really tell from this photo, but I layered the boy's hair, sleeve and dinosaur with mini pop dots. It takes a little more time and effort to do this, but the results come out rather nice.

Stop by the store to see this sample. Here's a close up of the boy.. I think his name is Oliver.

Boy stamp- The Greeting Farm
Markers- Copics
Embossing Folder- Cuttlebug
Star die- Spellbinders
Cardstock- Bazzil

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Girl's Day!

Hope you are having a Happy Girl's Day everyone! Debi's back with another cute card to share with all of you. She used the fairy stamp from the Hero Arts clear set. This stamp set comes with a castle and cute sentiments too- like the one featured here... "Hi Princess". Perfect to give your little princess on Girl's Day!

Now- go eat some mochi for me.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Miss Anya Love

It's springtime and love is in the air! Miss Anya Love that is! This stamp comes in a set of three Miss Anyas and are all so sweet! I just love that she's holding daisies- one of my favorite flowers! Had to go with the Daisy theme and make a huge daisy behind her using my scallop circle spellbinders. Just made cuts at each scallop so that it resembled a flower. I just love how the yellow looks with the white- so sweet!
Miss Anya Love- TGF
Scallop circle Spellbinders
DP- Bo Bunny

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 2010 Newsletter

Wow! We sure had some excitement with the Tsunami warning on Saturday. Thankfully, no damage was done and everyone was safe. The warning did cause us to cancel the classes that were scheduled for that day.

If you were scheduled in the Copic Blending Class, there will be three class available in March and early April that you could attend. If you are unable to attend any of those sessions, you may request a refund. Students scheduled for the day of the Tsunami will be given first preference in signing up for the March class.

If you were enrolled in the Peek A Boo Card class, Debi will be teaching a make up session this week- see class info below. If you are not able to make the make -up class, you may either select a kit or request a refund.

Thank you for your understanding while we re-schedule these classes.

March Craft Night
The next Craft Night will be held on Friday, March 5th from 5:00-6:30pm. Don will be doing a St. Patrick's Day make 'n take. 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! 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.

Spring Cleaning Sale:

Spring is in the air! Time to start cleaning out those those craft rooms and getting rid of the items you don't need or want anymore. This year's sale will be held on Saturday, March 20th. If you would like to sell your craft items, please contact the store for more information on drop off dates and labeling your items. For those of you who don't intend on selling anything, you'll still want to come on sale day for some great bargains!

In addition to the great finds you will get at the sale, the store will also also be having some great in store specials that you won't want to miss! So mark your calendars for a great day of shopping!

March Classes

Peek A Boo Card Class

Debi's doing a Peek-A-Boo Card make up class- for those that were scheduled for the day of the Tsunami! 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: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: Please bring double stick tape, scissors, and any Copics

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. Images and paper used in class are subject to change.

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, March 27, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2
Date: Friday, April 2, 2010 (Good Friday)
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 3
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: $20
Instructor: Jenny

Easel Card Box Class

Ever wonder how to make those cute Easel Cards? This class will not only teach you how to make the easel card, it will also teach you how to make this cute box!

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Debi

Students should bring scissors, double stick tape and Copics or other coloring medium to class.

More Busy Bees

I guess we are all in love with this bee set from Hero Arts..,. Donna is back with another card trio featuring this Be Happy clear set. As you can see, it features three cute bees to add a little something to your project.
This polka dot paper is awesome.. Can you tell that the dots are not a designer paper? The dots were stamped to create your own designer paper! Not only can you pick any color of the rainbow to be featured on your card, the cling stamp is so large that it fits completely over the front of an A2 card. Yup, just ink this baby up and lay it on a hard flat surface, plase your cardstock over it and voila! Polka dots by you!
Here's close ups of each card...
Stamps- Hero Arts
Cardstock- Bazzil
Markers- Copic
Jewels- Kaisercraft
Ribbon- Bo Bunny