Monday, May 31, 2010

June 2010 Newsletter

Summer is here! School is out and soon everyone will be taking advantage of the longer days and sunny weather. We have some fun new products that are in stock or will be arriving soon. You won't want to miss out on the newest addition to the store...Ranger Distress Inks! All the newest colors are in stock and are going fast! We are also expecting a Hero Arts order soon featuring their newest stamps and re-orders of customer favorites. Also expected in soon is another CC's Designs order featuring more new designs. Stop in for best selection. These new products will surely keep you busy this summer!

June Craft Night
Our next Craft Night will feature a Father's Day card using mica powders. These powders were introduced to you through use with stencils, but Jenny will show you how to use them in your stamping projects.

Date: Friday, June 4, 2010
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free

We will also be hosting a card card drawing again this month. If you would like to participate, please bring in a handmade card (by you!) to enter into the drawing. Participants will pull numbers to see which card they go home with. Participation is voluntary, but the more entries the merrier!

Have a suggestion for Craft Night topics? If so, please let us know! We are always interested in knowing what you are wanting to learn.

We are face book - check out Island Scrapbooking's Fan Page for posted samples and announcements. We welcome your feedback.

June 2010 Classes

Tri-Shutter Album Class

Hana Hou! This class was filled so quickly, we are offering another class this month. Here's another mini album for all you scrapbookers out there! This mini album looks like the Tri-Shutter card but takes it to a whole nother level! Its large enough to add photos and/or journaling. You will be creating the basic album and can add your own photos when you get home. These make great gifts for any occasion!

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010
Time: 1:30am-3:30pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies to bring: Scissors, double stick tape, paper trimmer, score board or trimmer w/score blade.

Step Card Class

Learn how to make two types of step cards in this class using the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge.

Date: Friday, June 11, 2010 (Kamehameha Day)
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: JennySupplies: Paper trimmer w/scoreblade, double stick tape, glue pen or hermafix (recommended), and a paper piercer
Faux Closionne and Glitter Stencil Class

This class will teach you two techniques using stencils. You will learn how to do Faux Cloisonne, which is an embossing technique, and how to glitter your image using stencils.

Date: Friday, June 18, 2010
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Michele
Supplies: double stick tape or adhesive

Fan Punch Card Class

Don is back with another punch card class. This time, he will teach you how to make this intricate card including a neat fan accent using Martha Stewart Punches - 2 Techinques on one card.

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Cost: $12
Instructor: Don
Supplies: Scoreboard or trimmer with scoring blade, scissors, double stick tape or adhesive.

Three For The Price Of One

Hi Everyone! Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend!

Isn't it amazing how changing the color of a stamp can give you a whole new look? Donna made this trio of cards using the same Hero Arts stamp and some Prima flowers. This is a great idea if you want to make note card sets for yourself or as a gift. You can also get more mileage out of it just by changing the sentiment. See how different the green one looks from the other two?

Flower stamp- Hero Arts
Sentiments- Hero Arts
Flowers- Prima
Pearls- Hero Arts

Sunday, May 30, 2010

June Craft Night

For those of you who are wondering what we are doing for the June Craft Night... its a free make 'n take for Father's Day!

Date: Friday, June 4, 2010
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free!

Father's day is coming up in June, so we thought it would be nice to make something for all those dads out there. If you've never used mica powders before, here's your chance to see what these versatile powders can do for your project!

We will also be hosting a card drawing again this month. Again, participation is voluntary, but the more the merrier! Bring in one handmade card to enter and we will all pull numbers to see who gets eachother's card. This has been a fun way to share ideas with fellow crafters... Again, please do not drop off your card early (we don't want to lose it!).

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Sale Tomorrow!

Aloha Everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that we will be having a Memorial Day Sale this Saturday 5/29/10. All red tag items are an additional 50% off! Limited to supply on hand. Shop early for best selection. Don't miss out on some great deals!

See you then!

Cool Take On The Origami Card!

One of our favorite customers Eve gave us some samples of the Origami card. Isn't that cool what she did with the stem of the flower! Love it!! That tab keeps the card closed.

Here's what it looks like on the inside...

Here's another sample by Eve...

Here's the inside... Thank you Eve for the samples!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday Michele!

Just wanted to wish Michele a Happy Belated Birthday from all us girls at Island Scrapbooking! She treats us so good throughout the year, that we had to do something special for her birthday... Although we were not able to all make it at the same time, everyone stopped in thoroughout the day to wish her well. Here's some things we made for her for her b-day...

From Tracy... Love that frame!!!

Card by Tracy...
Card by Debi...

From Me... I think Tracy and I were on the same wavelength! Orange Fleur Anya!

Donna made everyone lunch and dessert- Thank you Donna! Even Kelli was able to stop in for the celebration! Hope you enjoyed your b-day Michele!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ranger Ink Class Samples

In case you wanted to see the class samples for the Ranger Ink class this Saturday, we got them in today... Students will learn 2 techniques using these blendable inks. There are still slots available, but hurry as space is limited.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Addtional Tri-Shutter Album Class Added

Our Tri-Shutter Album class yesterday was full, so we're offering one more class on June 5th (Saturday) from 1:30-3:30pm. The last class finished quickly, so class may not run the full 2 hours.

Date: June 5, 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $18
Supplies: Bring double stick tape, paper trimmer w/score blade or trimmer & scoreboard.

To sign up for this class, please contact the store. See you then!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cuddle Anya

Cuddle Anya is one of my new favorites! She's a very close second to Snuggle H&G. Who can resist her cute bear cap? Decided to use this whimsical paper that just came in by Doodlebug. Doesn't it just scream little girl? Also pulled out my old sentiment stamp that was the perfect pairing with the stamp.


  • Cuddle Anya- The Greeting Farm
  • DP- Doodlebug
  • Scallop circle and circle punch- Marvy
  • Sending you Lots of Hugs sentiment- Stampendous

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

There Is No One Like You

Meet Leisel.. she is another Swiss Pixie from CC's designs. I tried to make her clothes match the rainbow Doodlebug paper that I was dying to use. I also wanted to put something in her wheelbarrow, so I used some of my new prima roses that IS brought in. New colors are available as the ones shown here (comes in pink, red, yellow, green, purple, blue, etc.)

Leisel stamp- CC's designs
There's no one like you sentiment- Hero Arts
DP- Doodlebug
Cardstock- Bazzil

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Heart Crazy

Isn't Lil' Bug Emma a cutie? Debi went a little heart crazy with this project. She even paper pieced Emma's clothes by stamping on the new Doodlebug heart paper that she used for the background.

The drawer base was decorated using the same heart paper and punching it with the MS Arch punch and a crystal brad for the drawer knob.

Lil' bug Emma- CC's Designs
DP- Doodlebug
Cardstock- Bazzil
Crystal Brad- American Crafts
Arch punch- MS Crafts
You Make Me Smile- Hero Arts
Scallop Heart- Spellbinders
Flowers- Prima

Monday, May 17, 2010

Simple is Better

Have you met Heidi before? She's one of the CC's Designs Swiss Pixies. She's one of the first designs of this line and boy is she a cutie! Love how she is just cruising in the flowers. Made this a very simple card since the image took up a lot of the card space- no room for movement. Sometimes simple is better!

  • Heidi among flowers- CC's Designs
  • Flowers- Prima
  • Pearls- Kaisercrafts
  • Ribbon
  • Swiss Dots embossing folder- Cuttlebug
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • DP- Doodlebug
  • Stickles

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fleur Tent Card

I really wanted to try making this tent card. I made earlier attempt, but it didn't come out too well, so this is my second attempt. I love this new paper by K & Co. and thought it matched up well with the kraft cardstock. Then I totally copied 1Luvn Mama by using jump rings to dangle Fleur Anya from the top of the card. The card was embellished with the MS butterfly punch and Prima flowers.

Here's a close up of Fleur Anya..

Fleur Anya- The Greeting Farm
Cardstock- Bazzil
DP- K & Co.
Flowers- Prima
Brad- American Crafts
Pear accent- Kaisercrafts
Butterfly punch- MS crafts
Jumprings- Darice

Saturday, May 15, 2010

June Copic Blending Class

For those of you who signed up for the June Copic Blending Class, the recommended color handout is available at the store for pick up.
Here are the cards we will be making in this class...
Heidi in flowers- CC's Designs
Flower stamp- Hero Arts
DP- Doodlebug and October Afternoon
Cardstock- Bazzil
Copic markers

Being With You Is So Much Fun

Hi Folks! Happy Saturday! So happy its the weekend!

Just wanted to share this beautiful card Donna made this week. She was dying to use the new DP by October Afternoon before me! I love how she chose the mini polka dot paper to coordinate with it for the border and Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

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

Here's the inside of the card.. Donna punched another buttefly from the EK Success punch.

  • Cardstock: Bazzil
  • DP: October Afternoon
  • Buttefly punches: MS Crafts and EK Success
  • Border punch: Fiskars
  • Gemstones: Hero Arts
  • Sentiment: Hero Arts

Friday, May 14, 2010

Double Displayed Out

OK... If this doesn't make you sick of Double Display cards, nothing will! I know- I've been a bit Double Display card crazy lately, but this will probably be my last one in awhile... so enjoy!

I used my new favorite stamp... Fleur Anya! She's so darling, I colored her in almost every color I have. Here she is shown in green....

I am also finding that this Hero Arts set is very useful. At first it didn't appeal to me, but the more I use it the more I like it! Both sentiments are from the set.

So, I'm totally Double Displayed Out! :) Fleur Anya has been re-ordered and we are expecting a shipment soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Celebrate Birthday Boy!

Here's Oliver, who is part of the new Greeting Farm set called Buddies. Decided to try make a boy themed Double Display card this time using the new stamps. As you know, boy cards are not my strong point, so I struggled putting this one together. Since I didn't have any sentiments that fit into the circle size I wanted to use, I printed it up on my computer in matching colors. The "Party On" sentiment fit, so I stamped it using my Hero Arts clear stamp. Isn't Oliver's doggie so cute?

Oliver is back in stock along with the other new stamps from the Greeting Farm. If you've been waiting for these to arrive, come in for best selection.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thanks Friend

Here's another Double Display card using Cherry Emma from CC's Designs. She's back in stock now if you've been waiting for her. Since she's sitting down, I positioned her at the bottom of the card so she sat on the cut line. And since she was wearing cherries, I decided to use the cherry paper by Doodlebug to accent the top and bottom of the card.

The two sentiments on the front are circle sayings from a Greeting Farm set and the "Thank you ever so much sentiment on the inside is by Hero Arts.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Graduation Card

Yikes! Graduation is just around the corner isn't it? Now that school ends earlier so that kids can have a longer summer, that also means that graduation is earlier too. Debi made this graduation card by stamping the graduation cap on a spellbinders die cut. The glitter strips you see on the side of the paper is just double stick tape with glitter on it. Neat yah? It just added enough sparkle to give the card a little oomph! Hope this inspires you to start making your graduation cards!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Large Stamp Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Did you have a Happy Mother's Day? Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead.

Have you had trouble getting good images from large stamps? I must confess that I do, which is why I don't buy them. But during one of our Craft Nights, Debi did an impromtu demo for everyone to show them how she gets good images from her large stamps. She doesn't even put them on an acrylic block!

First, you ink up your stamp...

Here's what your stamp will look like when its inked up.

Now here's the trick... instead of putting the stamp on the paper, Debi puts the paper on the stamp!

Now rub, rub, rub! Make sure to hold the paper down so it doesn't move around...

Voila! Now all you have to do is trim the image down to the size you want.

Doesn't Debi make things look so easy? Maybe now I'll buy some of those large clings I've been eyeing! Thanks Debi!!
Just a reminder that all Hero Arts stamps are on coupon this week for 25% off for members. Limit two per coupon/person. Now that you know how to get good impressions from these large cling stamps- why not take advantage of the coupon too??

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Punch Crazy

Don Barnes has been going Martha Stewart Punch crazy! He's shared so many new cards since he's gotten the various corner/border combo sets. Here's one of his creations using the beach set. The waves were cut from paper and the dolphins are Island Scrapbooking laser cuts.

The second card shown here used the ladybug set on the outside of the card and the buttefly set on the inside of the card. If you want to see more of Don's punch cards, stop by the store- he's made a lot of them! Thanks Don!