Saturday, October 30, 2010

You're Special

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

Season's Greetings

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

Debi's Make 'n Take

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

Decorative Border Die Cut

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
  • Cardstock-Bazzil

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More For The Cardinal Fans...

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
  • Ribbon

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

With Love From All Of Us

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
  • Stickles
  • Sentiment- Heartfelt Creations
  • Cardstock- Bazzil

Monday, October 18, 2010

Peace on Earth

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

Anniversary Party Wrap Up and Thank Yous!

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...

Karen Inouye

Olive Duarte

Diane Shiro

Delma Wong

Angie Silva

Loraine Duarte

Don Barnes

Bobbi Wilson

Kendra Rajan

Carol Takamura

Loie Engle

Daveda Peters

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
And last but not least... a great big Thank You to the Island Scrapbooking Girls for all your help with the party prep! The birthday would not have been a success without our teamwork!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Don't Forget!!

Hi Everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow (10/16) is our Anniversary Sale Day! We are very excited to celebrate our 7th Anniversary this year and hope you can join us tomorrow. We've been very busy planning and preparing for tomorrow and know you will be sure to have a great time if you stop by the store.

Just a few reminders about tomorrow:
  • Don't forget to bring in your handmade birthday card. The winner will be randomly drawn from all entries at the end of the day.
  • If you are planning to join us for the make 'n takes, please bring scissors if possible. This will help speed along the process of the strawberry basket make 'n take. Thank you!
  • Come early for best selection of new products that will be revealed! We are extra excited to showcase some of the new product lines that have been brought in just for this celebration. Quantities are limited, so items will likely sell out quickly.
  • Don't forget to check out all the things on sale! We told you about most of them the other day, so check back here for listing... Remember that all patterned paper will be on sale!
  • Don't forget to print up your blog entry form here for an extra chance to win in our prize drawings. Customers who make qualifying purchases will be entered in a drawing to win Island Scrapbooking gift certificates. We will also have hourly drawings for prizes- you must be present to win these. There will also be drawings for those who play our "Find the Honu" game and "Guess who made that card" game. See! Lot's of chances to win tomorrow!!
Look at all the goodie bags we made! Special thanks to the Island Scrapbooking Girls for putting these together. The first 50 customers tomorrow will receive one of these filled with all kids of goodies!

Additional Chance To Win!!!

For all of our faithful blog customers out there who are planning on stopping by the store for our Anniversary Party tomorrow, we want to thank you for checking out our blog by offering you an additional chance to win in our prize drawings tomorrow! One blog entry per person please. Just click on the picture below and print it up, fill it out, and bring it in on anniversary day!

See our previous posts for more information on Anniversary Day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Want To Hear The Latest Scoop???

You've come to the right place! I'm here to report on all the fun things planned for our upcoming 7th Anniversary Sale happening this Saturday (10/16) starting at 10:00am!

First up I have a sneak peek at one of our FREE make 'n takes! Its a basket filled with strawberries! I will show you how to make this easy peasy basket and fill them with these cute strawberry boxes. First come, first served- only 20 kits available. If possible, please bring your own scissors- this will help to expedite the make 'n takes.

Here's a close up of the strawberry box. Its the perfect size to hold candy!

Debi will be back in the afternoon to do another FREE make 'n take that you won't want to miss.

In addition to all the fun activities (make 'n takes, games, card contest, cake, etc.) you won't want to miss out on all the extra savings on sale day only!!

  • 50% off all red tagged items- includes recent markdowns.
  • Buy one get one free The Greeting Farm stamps (limit 3)
  • 25% off all CC's Designs stamps
  • 30% off all regular priced Spellbinders
  • 10% off all Martha Stewart items*
  • Patterned Paper Blow Out!! All patterned paper on sale!
  • 10% off all COPIC Markers!!!! (woo hoo!)

Don't forget to bring in your 40% off super coupon good on sale day only. Super coupons are only good for regular priced items in stock (no special orders, limited to supply on hand). Coupon can also be used on non-Christmas packaged Martha Stewart punches.

We will also be introducing new product lines that are to die for! Can't give out too many details right now, but let's just say you won't be disappointed.

So mark your calendars cause you won't want to miss out on this day of fun! See you soon!
(Psst- check back tomorrow for more sale info!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Great Gifts Class- Desk Calendar Sample

I finally finished my desk calendar sample for the Great Gifts Class coming up at the beginning of November. We will be making this cute desk calendar out of an acrylic frame. Please bring your copics with you so that we don't have to share.

We will also be making a checkbook/pocket calendar cover and a recipe book bind it all project. Hope you can join us for a fun filled class that will give you great holiday gift ideas!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Anniversary Sale Make 'n Take

Are you getting excited yet? Just one week till our 7th Anniversary Sale! Woo Hoo! We have fun things planned that you won't want to miss out on.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for:
  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Here today to give you a sneak peek of the Make 'n Take that I'll be doing in the morning. Come and join me in making these cute strawberry boxes and mini basket to hold them in. This make 'n take is free but only 20 kits have been cut, so it will be on a first come, first served basis (so get there early if you want to make one!). Here's a close up of the strawberry box.

Debi will be doing her make 'n take in the afternoon, so if you can't make it in time for mine, you can probably catch her's. Both make 'n takes are free on sale day! Stay tuned for more sale announcements!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Good Reason...

Sorry, been a bit MIA recently, but we have good reason. Just getting ready for our upcoming Anniversary Sale next week Saturday (10/16)! But before I spill some details about the sale day, thought I'd share this card with you... Used the new Fall Hansel stamp by CC's Designs. Just love how he's already on the pumpkins! No cutting/no fuss! Just added the "You're the pick of the patch" sentiment- also by CC's, and some flowers and the card was finished!

By the way- all of these CC's Amy R sentiment stamp sets are on coupon this week for IS members. Members can get 30% off each set! There are so many to choose from too and they go great with the CC's images. I always seem to find one that's appropriate to use for my cards.

Here's a close up of Fall Hansel...

  • Fall Hansel- CC's Designs
  • Pick of the Patch sentiment- CC's Designs
  • Flowers- Prima
  • Flourish- Sizzix (Tim Holtz)
  • Stickles
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • DP- Imaginisce

So now for the good stuff... We are planning some really fun things for Anniversary Sale day! Here's the latest scoop...

  • Great in-store specials on sale day only. We'll post more on this later...
  • Bringing in several new product lines that you'll want to check out.
  • 2 great make 'n takes that are FREE! First come, first served.
  • Birthday cake- cause what's a birthday without cake?
  • Birthday Card Contest- bring in a handmade birthday card (by you!) using products that we carry in the store and enter our card contest. Everyone who brings in a card will be entered. We will randomly draw one name from all entries for a birthday sur-prize!
  • Birthday game- cause what's a birthday without party games?
  • And all kinds of giveaways!!
I'll be sharing more details - so check back soon!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 2010 Newsletter

Happy Fall! Time to get out all those Halloween decorations, go shopping for pumpkins, and buy some Halloween candy! This month we have exciting things planned, so read on for more info….

But first…. October Craft Night Is Cancelled

Yes, you read that right… we are cancelling this month’s Craft Night. Don’t worry, we’ll resume it again soon. We have a VERY VERY good reason for not hosting Craft Night this month.. can you guess why? Read on for the answer….

It’s Our Anniversary!!
Yes, you got it right again! We’re busy planning some fun things for our Anniversary Celebration, that we needed some extra time to prepare (which is the reason for no Craft Night). It’s been 7 crazy years that we’ve been in business and we have all of you to thank for it! So, as a special thank you to all of you, we are planning some fun things to celebrate…

Please join us on:
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 10:00am-closing
Cost: FREE!

Here’s some things you can look forward to:
• Great In-Store Specials only on Anniversary Sale Day!
• 2 Free Make ‘n Takes (one in the morning, one in the afternoon)
• Door Prize Drawings
• Games
• Birthday Card Contest- Bring in a handmade birthday card (to Island Scrapbooking) using items we carry in the store, and be entered to win a prize! A random winner will be selected so anyone can enter! One entry per person please. So start working on those cards!
• And Much More!

We had so much fun last year and anticipate just as much (if not more) fun this year!

New Arrivals:
We got A LOT of new stuff in the store right now…
• New CC’s Designs August and September Releases
• New Christmas /Winter themed paper
• New Halloween papers
• New EK Success Border Punches
• New Kaisercraft Rhinestones in new colors
• New Long Awaited Spellbinders!

We also got a lot of favorites back in stock:
• Copics! (need we say more?)
• Martha Stewart Halloween punches
• ¼” Score Tape
• Zing Embossing Powders
• Cardstock Refills in your favorite colors
• And so much more!

October 2010 Classes:

Snowflake Card Set Class (Christmas Card Club)

Kelli has taken over the Christmas Card Club this month and has come up with a Snowflake Card set using one great Sizzix Die. Learn how to make two very easy holiday themed cards! This class is excellent for beginners. Kelli will demonstrate how to use Sizzix dies and embossing folders in your Big Shot. She will also show you how to make the cute bead accent to attach to your card. As an added bonus, you will also be making two matching gift tags.

Session #1:
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
Time: 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Session #2:
Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: 10:30 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Cost: $10
Instructor: Kelli
Supplies: Scissors and Adhesive

Faux Cloisonne & Glitter Stencil Class

Come learn two amazing techniques in one class! Michele will teach you how to use stencils to make professional looking cards with glitter and embossing powder.

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Michele
Supplies: Double stick tape or adhesive

Acetate Card Class

Do you like the look of Acetate on cards but don't know how to use it? This class will teach you several techniques with acetate including stamping, embossing, and using diamond glaze.

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Time: 10:30am-1:00pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: Scissors, double stick tape.

Wall Calendar Class
The long awaited calendar class is finally here! We've had so many customers ask about the calendars hanging in the store and have finally been able to bring in the supplies to teach this class. These calendars make great gifts since you can customize them to the recipient's taste. A sample will be available soon in the store and posted on the Island Scrapbooking blog. Class size is limited to 5 students.

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $25
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: Scissors, double stick tape, hermafix or glue pen, glue dots

Great Gifts

It's time to start working on all those Christmas gifts! Need some help with gift ideas? This class is the perfect solution for all your holiday projects. You will learn how to make a desktop calendar, recipe card book (using bind-it-all), and pocket calendar cover/checkbook holder (shown above). (Please note to keep class fees down- the pocket calendar (Island Heritage) and checkbook holder cover (plastic cover) will not be included in class fee. Items may be purchased at Island Scrapbooking).

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Time: 10:30am-1:00pm
Cost: $20
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape (scor-tape or strong double stick tape recommended for bind-it-all project), Zutter machine (if you have one- otherwise you can share with other students).

If you are a member and did not receive your newsletter, please contact the store. We hope to see you soon!!