Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Embossed Pogs

Yes, we have several male crafters amongst us, and boy do they do nice work! Bill has his hand in all types of crafts and has been sharing some of his creations with us. He recently dropped off these hibiscus Pogs that he silk screened then added the new Zing embossing powders for some pizzaz. Love the florescent colors on the black background- boy does that pop!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Fall!

Can you believe Fall is just around the corner? Just got in these new Imaginisce coordinating Fall themed papers that are really cute. Debi simply cut out the trees from the papaer and strips of the words and acorns to make this card. Easy peasy!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

September Craft Night and Aloha to Donna

If you are a regular at Island Scrapbooking, you probably know Donna.. She is one of the nicest people you'll meet and generally welcomes everyone to the store. Sadly, she will be moving to New Zealand very soon and will be sorely missed.

Please join us at the September Craft Night to wish Donna well on her new adventure.

Date: Friday, September 3, 2010
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

We'll also be doing a fun owl treat bag make 'n take and hosting another Card Drawing for those that want to participate. Since space is limited, please sign up at the store if you are planning on attending. If you don't sign up for the make 'n take, please stop in anyway to say farewell to Donna. (Bring your kleenx!)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gingerbread Tag

Debi made this cute tag using the new EK Success gingerbread man punch. This punch makes it a snap to make gingerbread men! Right now its sold out, but an order will be placed soon, so contact the store if you would like to pre-order.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Hero Arts Order Arrived!

It's finally here! The 2010 Hero Arts Holiday stamps have arrived! If you pre-ordered any stamps, please stop by to pick them up. The rest are first come, first served. We wanted to show you whats in stock now... The photo above is of the Halloween stamps. Love those spiderwebs!

Next we have more Christmas clings...

Loving these new backgrounds!!!

Here's all the Holiday clear sets...

And finally, the wood block stamps...

Hurry in for best selection! These will sure to sell out fast. See you soon!

More Halloween Punch Art...

Here's another clever card made by Don. He used the new MS gate punch and cut out the little bats from the gate and made them flying by the moon. Neat yah?

Here's a closer look...

Thanks for sharing your creations Don!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ghostly Greetings

Mr. Punch himself, Don Barnes dropped off this amazing Halloween card! He punched out the ghosts in vellum for an eerie effect. Then he used a tag punch to make the gravestones! How awesome is that? Thanks Don!

  • Ghosts, gate, grass punch- MS Crafts
  • Tag punch- EK Success

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blog Candy Winner...

Here's our winner... Olive Duarte! Congratulations on winning the Sunshine Scrapbook set by The Greeting Farm!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunshiny Blog Candy Winner

The winner of our Sunshiny Blog Candy Winner is....

Olive Duarte!

Please stop by to pick up your prize! Thanks for playing!

Gift Card Holders- Part 2 (Just Added)

Hi Everyone,
Since we've had some requests to hold this class again, a new class has been added on:

Date: Friday, September 3, 2010
Cost: $15
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape, paper trimmer, scoreboard or trimmer w/scoreblade, markers.

This first holder is made using an A2 Envelope.

The gift card pops up when you open the card on this one.

Hope you can make it! Please sign up at the store if you would like to reserve your spot.

One Day Sale Today!

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to remind you that today is our One Day Sale (8/20/10). Here's some of the items that are on sale today:

  • Bazzill Bling Regular .89 cents per sheet ....WOW PRICE of 3 for $1.00
  • Red tag items are Buy one Get One FREE (Free item of equal or lesser value)
  • Dandelion stamps are buy one get one free (free stamp of equal or less value)
  • Limited Selection of by the sheet paper are buy one at regular price and get one free.
Supplies are limited- shop early for best selection.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Can't Get Enough Of Distressing!

Like the rest of us, Debi can't get enough of distress inks! I think all of her projects have some element of distressing in them and its totally fabulous! This card uses the emboss resist technique. She embossed the flower from the Hero Arts clear set and distressed over it. Love the color combo she used. The colors are so contrasting that they really stand out. This totally caught my eye when I saw it in the store.

  • Flower- Hero Arts
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Embossing powder
  • Ribbon
  • Border punch- MS Crafts

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

LOTS of New Stuff!

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that a humoungus order has arrived and the store is well stocked with all kinds of goodies. We got the new Martha Stewart Halloween punches in- you are going to want these for your Halloween projects! Also new are Imaginisce sea creature and Christmas clear stamps that coordinate with matching papers. We also got some new EK Success flat Christmas punches in including a new reindeer and Christmas tree. Back in stock are Distress Inks by Ranger that had previously sold out. We also got a whole crop of new Embossing powders in an array of colors. We also got a hodge podge of other new items that are just too numerous to list. Not to mention a lot of new paper!!! New paper includes Christmas and Autumn designs and a whole lot more!

Don't forget that the Admissions Day Sale is this Friday, so don't forget to stop in for some extra savings. You'll want to hurry in though for best selection on new items! See you there!

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing...

I guess we are all getting in the mood for Christmas! Debi made this adorable angel card using one of the angels from the CC's set. The angel was mounted on a distressed background and then over some ribbon and designer paper.

Here's a close up of Angel Emma... See how her halo and wings are covered with stickles? Debi also outlined the dress with stickles for a more subtle effect.

Here's what the card looks like when its opened. Its an easel card, so it stays up when propped open.

  • Angel Emma- CC's Designs
  • Labels- Spellbinders
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • DP- Best Creation and Reminisce
  • Ribbon
  • Stickles

Monday, August 16, 2010

Distressed Hula Girl

Aloha! Wanted to share another card that was made for the Card Drawing at the last Craft Night. Michele made this awesome hula girl card using Island Scrapbooking custom laser cuts. She layered it over a distressed background that looks like a hawaiian sunset and then over some cork. Love it!

Did you notice the background paper? Well, if you try to look for it in the store, you probably won't find it. Michele got some peach colored paper that was already embossed in white swirls. She wanted to give the paper some oomph- so she used the spiced marmalade distress inks and added a layer of color over the paper for a more vibrant effect.

Here's a close up of that hula girl....

Hope you have a great week! You'll definitely want to stop by the store sometime this week... we just received in a HUGE order and brought back some old favorites and some new stuff. See you soon!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August Craft Night Card Drawing And Another Chance To Win!

Last week's Craft Night also hosted a Card Drawing. This is the card I entered- wanted to make it a summer theme, so I ended up using Sunshine Anya. Made that double pocket card again- which was pretty easy to make now that I've got the hang of it! Guess you can't tell but I also stamped the back card with a the Sand Sun and Lots of Fun sentiment that comes with the set.

Speaking of this Sunshine set... did you go and enter to win it yet??? If not, click here for details on how you can enter...

And I think we promised you another opportunity to enter if you checked back right? Well, this is your lucky day! If you know what "Daba" refers to, you can be entered for another try at winning this set! For a hint on what "Daba" means, head on to my blog on this post... Then stop in the store and tell us what "Daba" means and you will be entered for another chance to win!

Here's a closer look at Sunshine Anya... Don't you want her???

And look at this stowaway! He's peeking out from behind one of the cards.


  • Sunshine Anya- TGF
  • Crab- Sizzix
  • DP- Reminisce
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Happy Summer sentiment- CC's Designs

Friday, August 13, 2010

Explosion Box - Photo Album Class Re-scheduled

Hello Everyone.. Happy Friday!

Just an announcement that Debi's Explosion Box - Photo Album Class that was scheduled for Saturday, August 28, 2010 has been re-scheduled to:

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2010
Time: 10:30-12:30 (please note time change too)
Cost: $18

We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. If you would like to sign up for this class, please contact the store. Thanks!

Fairytale Phillip

This little cute bug is Fairytale Phillip. He's only available at retailers, so come in to get your's today. Along with Fairytale Phillip, we also have Fairytale Belle, Fairytale Cupcake Belle, Fairytale Cupcake Phillip and Fairytale Liberty stamps in stock. They are seriously so cute, it will be very difficult to decide!

  • Fairytale Phillip- CC's Designs
  • DP- Doodlebug
  • Branch border punch- MS Crafts
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Hello sentiment- CC's Designs
  • Oval dies- Spellbinders

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunshiny Blog Candy!

It's been awhile since we've given away some blog candy right? This Sunshine set by The Greeting Farm has a bunch of fun sentiments, background images and the cutest Sunshine Anya in her bathing suit! Well, the rules are a little different this time...

Stop by the store and tell us the secret word by Thursday, August 19th, 5:00pm and you'll be entered to win this stamp set! The secret word is "Daba". Be sure to check back here again soon- you never know when you'll have another opportunity to be entered in this giveaway!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Double Pocket Gretel

Tried out this new double pocket card using the CC's Designs Gretel stamp. She was the perfect shape for this card! Decided to have her sitting in some grass that was punched using the MS grass punch. Added in some mini sakura flowers (available at Island Scrapbooking) to the grass.

This double pocket card is perfect for holding a gift card in one pocket and your message in another. I've also seen people put a bookmark in one and their message in another- the possibilties are endless!

Here's a close up of Gretel...

  • Gretel- CC's Designs
  • Grass punch- MS Crafts
  • Mini Sakura- Island Scrapbooking
  • DP- Fancy Pants
  • Crytsals- Hero Arts
  • Cardstock- Bazzil

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Santa Birgitta

Time again to share another Christmas card to get you in the mood to start all your Christmas crafts. Island Scrapbooking brought in these Christmas Doodlebug papers again, so I thought I'd play around with it to see what I come up with. Now tell me the truth... doesn't Santa Birgitta look cute in her pink Christmas jammies? Well- they look like jammies to me. I think its her socks. Anyway, used the Doodlebug paper as the background, so not much else was needed. Accented the sentiment with some pine looking branches and pink holly berries.

Here's a closer look at Santa Brigitta...

  • Santa Birgitta- CC's Designs
  • Seasons Greetings Sentiment- CC's Designs
  • DP- Doodlebug
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Tag dies- Spellbinders
  • pine branch punch- MS Crafts
  • crystals- Hero Arts

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Jungle Baby

Kelli's been sharing her baby scrapbook pages with us! They are so cute, we wanted to share them with you. Love the cute animal paper she used as the background, which matched so nicely with the lions from Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge. Thanks Kelli for sharing this layout with us!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Distress Techniques Class

Last week's Distress Techniques class was filled, so Debi's doing another class this Saturday. She's changed it up a bit, so we wanted to share the new samples she brought in...

You will be learning 3 techniques in this class. Hurry and sign up soon!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August 2010 Newsletter

It’s back to school time again! Where oh where did the summer go?? Wait, its still technically summer right? After you get those kiddos back to school, you might have a bit more time to craft, so we have some fun things planned for you this month. Keep reading to see what’s new and upcoming classes.

August Craft Night:
Our next Craft Night will be held on Friday, August 6th from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Since its still summer, we thought you could use a bookmark to help with your summer reading. Our make ‘n take will be a corner bookmark- which is also a great back to school goodie for all those kids who need to start reading again.

We will again host a one card drawing. Participation is again optional, but the more participants we have the more fun it will be. To make it more challenging, please bring in a card with a “Summer” theme. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Admissions Day Sale:
Admissions Day is on Friday, August 20th. To celebrate, we will be having some in-store specials that day. Please check the blog for sale updates later this month.

Fall Clearance Sale Time!
Our next Fall Clearance sale will be held on Saturday, September 18th. Just some sale reminders:

· For those of you who plan on selling items this time around, please drop off your items by September 11th to the store.
· Please make sure you label all of your items with removable labels (we like masking tape) with your initials, price of each item and corresponding number to your list.
· Please factor in an additional 20% per item that will go to the store.
· All payments and return of unsold items will take place the following week.

For those of you who don’t plan on selling anything, don’t forget to stop in on sale day for some great deals on used craft items AND in-store specials for one day only. Please remember to bring in cash for all Fall Clearance sale items- no checks or credit cards please. If you have any questions regarding the sale, please contact the store.

Hero Arts Pre-Sale:
We have received the new Hero Arts Holiday Supplement and will be placing an order soon. We are offering a pre-sale to our customers who pre-pay for ordered items at a discounted rate of 10% off pre-sale items only. Please place your order and pay by Thursday, August 5th.

New Releases:
We are expecting a shipment of Sizzix dies very soon- please check the blog regularly for updates on what has arrived in the store.

August Classes:

Gift Card Holders- Part 2

Gift cards are more popular than ever! What better way to package your gift card up than by making your own! Jenny will show you two new techniques for making gift card holders in this class.

Session 1:
Date: Friday, August 6, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2:
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape, paper trimmer, scoreboard or trimmer with score blade, markers.

Distress Techniques

Ever wonder how to use those Distress Inks by Ranger? Debi will show you three different techniques using Distress Inks in this class that will dazzle your friends and family.

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape, Copics. If you have a craft mat and distress blending tool, please bring too.

Explosion Box Gift Card Holder

Learn a new way to box your gift card that will impress the recipient. This project combines the popular Explosion Box with a gift card holder.

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: paper cutter with cutting and scoring blades, scissors, double stick tape, Copics.

Christmas Card Club
This month we will be making Christmas themed gift card holders. If you missed out on Jenny’s first Gift Card Holder class that was taught late last year, this will be a repeat of the pop up gift card holder and accordion gift card holder, only in Christmas themes. Once you make these easy peasy holders, you’ll want to make all of them in advance so you can have a stress free gift giving season.

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape, paper trimmer, scoreboard or trimmer with scoreblade, markers

Explosion Box - Photo Album

Learn how to make another type of Explosion Box in this class- one that holds photos too! These make great gifts for family and friends that you want to share photos with.

Saturday, Aug. 28
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $18

Instructor: Debi
Supplies: paper cutter with cutting and scoring blades, scissors, double stick tape.

Island Scrapbooking members recieve valuable coupons each month. If you are interested in signing up for the newsletter, please contact the store. Have a great month!

A Labor Of Love

If you know Michele, you know that she is uber busy all the time... That's why this baby scrapbook layout is so special... She took time out of her busy busy schedule to make this for Kelli. Isn't it cute? When the baby comes, all Kelli will have to do is insert the photos in this already made layout and she'll be done in a few minutes. A great gift for a busy mom!

Here's a close up of the first page..

And here's the other page...

And look at the diaper cake that Tracy and Michele put together for Kelli's shower... Tracy used the ducky paper and cut them into strips to decorate the sides of the cake. She also punched grass and some butterflies to decorate the cake.