Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 2010 Newsletter

Ho Ho Ho! The holiday season is here! Time to finish up those holiday project and go Christmas shopping for all your fellow crafters out there. We had a great Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving and our customers got some great deals! Thanks to everyone who came out that day to check out all of our specials.

December Craft Night

Just a friendly reminder that the December Craft Night has been cancelled. We will let you know when the next Craft Night is scheduled in the new year.

Holiday Schedule Changes:

Saturday, December 4th: Closed- We will be participating in a Craft Fair (see below for more info)

Friday, December 24th: 10:00am-2:00pm (closing early)
Saturday, December 25th: Closed for Christmas

Tuesday, December 28th: After Christmas Sale 10am-6pm (open late for shoppers who have to work)

December 29th- January 15th: Closed for Inventory (if we open earlier, we'll make an annoucement)

Christmas Craft Fair

Jenny, one of our DT members got really ambitious and decided to host a Christmas Craft Fair at her home. She, along with other Island Scrapbooking Customers will be selling their handmade crafts on:

Date: Saturday, December 4th (THIS SATURDAY!)

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm (unless we sell out sooner)

Location: see store for address/directions

We will also be having a booth at this fair and will be selling some of our Island Scrapbooking laser cuts and handmade cards. Please come and say hi if you stop by the fair. Because we are participating in this fair, the store will not be open that day, so please plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding!

We hope you can join us! Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Preview Party

We are very excited to be hosting a Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Preview Party!

Date: Saturday, December 18th

Time: 10am-2pm

Be the first to see the new catalog and some of the new stamps featured in the catalog! We can't wait to see what Hero Arts comes up with next!

If you pre-paid for your catalog, you can pick them up at the preview party. There's still time to pre-pay for your catalog. Catalogs will be $10 but if you pre-pay, you can get one for just $8! Also, at the preview party, customers can save 20% off their pre-paid order purchase from the new catalog. Please inquire at the store if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

After Christmas Sale

Our after Christmas sale will be held on:

Date: Tuesday, December 28th

Time: 10:00am-6:00pm (staying open an extra hour for those of you who have to work)

Some specials you can look forward to:

  • Additional 50% off red tagged items.
  • Buy one get one free printed paper blowout!
  • 40% off Island Scrapbooking custom laser cuts (on the wall- excludes punch art).

Don't miss out on the good deals! Plus, this will be the last day we are open in 2011. We will be closed after the sale to do our annual inventory, so the more you buy, the less we have to count!!

No December Classes:

Our instructors have decided to take a break this month, so there will be no classes in December for the holidays. We look forward to resuming classes early next year.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Don Barnes made this card for us and showed us the versatility of the turkey die by also making a peacock out of it! Thanks Don!

We also posted some important announcements yesterday, so please scroll down or click here if you haven't read them yet.

Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Schedule...


Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. And don't forget to join us on Friday for our Black Friday Sale starting at 10:00am! Island Scrapbooking members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE purchase with their coupon from this month's newsletter!!! We are talking adhesives, COPICS!!, paper, dies, stamps, ink, punches, tools, COPICS!!, and more! You won't want to miss out on all the savings, so come in early for best selection.

For those of you who aren't members, you can still enjoy 10% off your entire purchase on Black Friday only.

We have also added more red tagged items and all red tagged items will be an additional 50% off!

Need a Gift?
Island Scrapbooking has a great selection of craft items for all your scrapbooking friends out there. If you don't know what to get them, an Island Scrapbooking gift certificate is always a good choice for your favorite paper crafter. Just inquire about a gift certificate and we will be happy to help you!

Saturday, December 4th- Store Closed
We've decided to participate in a craft fair on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00am-2:00pm (or until we sell out!) and will be closed on that day. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding. We will be selling some of our pre-packaged Island Scrapbooking custom laser cuts at Jenny's craft fair on this date, so please come and visit our booth along with other Island Scrapbooking customers to see what they've been busy creating. If you would like to come to this craft fair and would like more information, please contact the store for directions.

Here are some of the things that will be for sale:
  • Calendars (wall and desk)
  • Ornaments
  • Beaded Jewelry
  • Pins
  • Mini Recipe Books
  • Notebooks
  • Butter Mochi (Puna Taiko)
  • Island Scrapbooking Laser Cuts
  • and more!
Also, since we will not be at the store, we will not be able to accept credit cards as payment. Thank you! Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Last Christmas Card Class

We had our last Christmas Card Classs yesterday and I must thank the students that attended for signing up without even knowing what project we'd be making! To thank them all, I did a bonus project which is the A2 card box above. You can't see but the bottom of the box is turquoise blue like the belly band. They were really happy to learn how to make this easy box.

This next card was inspired by all you bloggers out there. I've seen different versions of this punch Christmas tree all over the internet, so I thought I'd teach my students how to make this easy peasy tree too. Since the tree was made using a heart punch, I thought it would look cute decorated with heart ornaments.

This last card was a CASE from the Hero Arts Holiday Catalog Supplement. I loved this card when I saw it and wanted to teach the class how to make it too. The more I use this tree stamp set the more I love it! It's so elegant looking, especially when its embossed in gold. The added benefit is no coloring, which is what my students always request. I also like how the background came out. It might be hard to see but the background is stamped with the Hero Arts musical notes background cling in Distress Antique Linen. I love how Antique Linen looks on cream colored cardstock!

We had fun yesterday and I appreciate everyone who came on a Friday for this last class. I'll probably hold more Christmas Card classes again next year since this year's classes were a big hit!

By the way, the store just got in a small Hero Arts order with some re-orders of some items that sold out earlier. And don't forget our Hero Arts preview party coming up in December. You can pre-pay for your catalog now!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Card Club Sneak Peek

Sorry I've been seriously slacking on making my samples for this Friday's Christmas Card Club class. I'm so thrilled that this class has generated so much excitement over simple cards! We had fun working on various Christmas projects since the summer and now its the last Christmas Card class for the year. Time sure flies huh?

So for the last class, we will be making regular simple Christmas Cards. Here's a sneak peek of a couple of the projects we will doing. The card featured above is a gingerbread man card. The gingerbread man is from the Hero Arts set that also comes with a snowman and tree. Added mini jingle bells for a more festive feel.

Below is a card that I initially made as a sample for the store, but was originally in gold. Changed it up to silver this time and used clear stones and white pearls as accents.

We'll be making a few more projects that I'll share after the class is done. If you are enrolled in this class, please also bring a scoreboard or trimmer w/score blade if you have one. Otherwise you can use mine. See you soon!

New Greeting Farm Stamps Arrived!

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that we've received in some new products recently, so if you haven't stopped by the store, you'll want to check it out soon.

First off, we received some new Greeting Farm stamps! The new stamps include: I Heart Sweaters (stamp featured above), Beanie Anya, Flirty Anya, Miss Anya Lounge, and Sweet Anya. Back in stock is the snowman set, Hula Anya, and Mermaid Anya.

We've also received some new papers, Martha Stewart Christmas Punches, Zing Embossing powders (including red, blue, green, pink, silver and gold glitter embossing powder), Martha Stewart paper trimmers, Scor-tape and other miscellaneous items.

Don't forget that the Super Coupon is good on Friday or Saturday this week and the Black Friday sale is coming up the day after Thanksgiving.

Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Debi's Distress Class

Good Morning! Just wanted to share the samples from Debi's Distress Class today. She dropped of the samples yesterday and we were all admiring her projects. Hope you have a great weekend! Please see yesterday's post for new announcements.

Friday, November 12, 2010


We have a few announcements that can't wait till the next newsletter...

Hero Arts 2011 Catalog
Can you believe that the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog will be available soon? Seems like we just previewed the 2010 catalog last month! The catalogs will be arriving in December, but we will start taking pre-orders for the catalog soon. If you pre-pay for your catalog, the price will be only $8! Normal price is $10, so you will save $2!

We will also be hosting a Preview Party on Saturday, December 18th! We will have select stamps available from the new catalog and the new catalogs to show you. You will receive 20% off on any pre-paid order placed that day, so mark your calendars for this fun event! We will share more information with you once we receive it.

December Craft Night Cancelled
Since December is a busy month for all of us, we will be canceling the December Craft Night. Thank you for your understanding. Please look for announcements on our next Craft Night.

Black Friday Sale!
Just a reminder to bring in your 20% off coupon to the Black Friday sale (day after Thanksgiving)! You will receive 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE! Woo Hoo! (Psst... that includes Copics!!) Sorry- this sale excludes special orders and gift certificates. Limited to stock on hand.

Christmas Craft Fair
Michele was nice enough to let me announce an upcoming craft fair featuring a few Island Scrapbooking customer's creations! The craft fair will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 9:00am-2:00pm. See store for more information (including directions). We will be selling handmade items including:
  • Calendars
  • Papercrafts (cards, notebooks, recipe books, etc.)
  • Ornaments & Pins
  • Beaded Jewelry
  • Butter Mochi (Puna Taiko mochi pick up)
  • and other handmade craft items!
We hope you will stop by to say hi and see what we've been working so hard on!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I've been eyeing this holly punch around the page set since it came in. I finally broke down and got it this past weekend and I'm happy I did. Its so festive and really puts me in the Christmas mood. Accented it with red crystals so it really looked like holly berries. Wanted to keep it simple, so I just punched out a dove using my other new MS punch. The Peace sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder and the background stamped with the Hero Arts swirls cling. Easy Peasy!

  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Crystals- Kaisercraft
  • Dove and holly punch- MS Crafts
  • Swirls background- Hero Arts
  • Peace sentiment- CC's designs
  • Embossing powder

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Sizzix Dies

Hi Everyone!
Just a short email to let you know that we got some new Sizzix dies and embossing folders in recently. Click on the photo to enlarge. See you soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2010 Newsletter

Happy Fall Everyone! Fall is such a busy time for us crafters… Halloween projects, Thanksgiving projects and Holiday projects! There’s still a lot of time left to work on all those great gifts, tags, gift card holders, and Christmas cards! Stop by the store to see all the great holiday paper, punches, and other embellishments to help you with all of your projects.

November Craft Night

Please note that this month’s Craft Night has been moved to a new date. Normally Craft Nights are held on the first Friday of every month, but this month it falls on the same day as Black and White Night in Downtown Hilo. Since they are planning on blocking off the streets for Black and White Night, we’ve decided to postpone our Craft Night for a week so that our customers don’t get trapped waiting for Black and White Night to end. Thank you for your understanding.

With that in mind, we will be doing another free make ‘n take at the next Craft Night:

Date: Friday, November 12, 2010

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

We will also be hosting another Card Drawing, so if you would like to participate, please bring in a handmade card in a “Fall” theme for the exchange.

Anniversary Sale

Just wanted to thank all of our loyal customers for supporting us throughout the year and for those that came out to help us celebrate our 7th Anniversary! We had so much fun that day and were so happy to see so many of you! We are delighted to get such great feedback on the event and hope that everyone had a great time.

Black Friday Sale!

We will be open on the Day After Thanksgiving for a special Black Friday Sale!! Island Scrapbooking Members can receive 20% off their ENTIRE purchase!!! There are some restrictions, so please check the information on the coupon. Please remember to bring in your coupon and one coupon per customer. Don’t miss out on all the great deals!

November 2010 Classes:

Please note that the Acetate Class and the Great Gifts Class are full and will not be listed in this newsletter. If you’ve already enrolled in either of these classes, the classes will be held as scheduled.

Distress Inks

Back by popular demand is Debi’s Distress Inks class. You will be making 3 cards in this class using Distress Inks by Ranger. Once you learn how to use the blending too, you’ll be hooked!

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape, Copics, craft mat (if you have) and blending too.

Christmas Card Club

This will be our last Christmas Card Club class of the year. We will be making 4 different Christmas cards in this session using various techniques.

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape.

Faux Cloisonne

Want to learn a cool technique using stencils? Kelli will show you how to make these impressive cards using this technique. You will make 2 cards in this class.

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Kelli
Supplies: Double stick tape/adhesive, scissors.

Don't forget... IS Members recieve valuable coupons in the newsletter, so if you don't want to miss out on all the deals, sign up today! In addition, only members will receive the 20% off your entire purchase coupon for Black Friday. Sorry, only one coupon per customer. Thanks! Hope to see you soon!