Monday, December 26, 2011

After-Christmas Sale

Hi Everyone!
Hope you had a great Christmas! See you tomorrow at our after-Christmas sale! Don't forget- the store is open tomorrow and the 27th and then we close for the rest of the year for inventory. We are planning on re-opening on January 17th.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Newsletter Update

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let you know about some updates:

Coupon Correction:
Dates on the coupon should have read December 16th and 17th. The newsletter stated December 18th and 19th. If you are a current member, you should have received the corrected coupon via email.

Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Debut!

The brand new catalog is here and we will be taking pre-orders for stamps. Order by the 23rd and save 20% on your pre-paid special orders. There is also a limited selection of the newest release stamps on the shelves. Hurry in as these are going fast as quantities are limited. Here's a sneaky peek.

Sister Stamps Release #5- Reminder:

New Sister Stamps are on it's way and will be available in January. Pre-order them by December 27th and save 10% off. See prior post to see the new images.

Holiday Hours Reminder:
We have special holiday hours posted on the sidebar. Don't forget to come in for our end of the year sale on 12/26 and 12/27! Then we close until January 16th (Re-open on January 17th).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sister Stamps- Release #5!

We have some exciting news! Sister Stamps is gearing up for their 5th Release! Cute new Valentine's and Girl's Day images will be available in January. Pre-order these cuties by December 27th and receive 10% off!

Friday, December 9, 2011

What A Bummer....

Hi Folks...

We are sorry to report that our Hero Arts preview party shipment has not arrived as of today as expected. We will inform you once our shipment has arrived on facebook or here on the blog. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

On a happier note, our long awaited Dreamweaver alcohol inks have arrived! If you took Lynell's class and have been waiting for these to arrive, wait no longer! Please stop in soon for best selection.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 2011 Newsletter

Seasons Greetings! Sorry this is a little late in posting this month! Here's what's happening at the store this month:

Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Debut:
Pre-Order the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog and save. Buy today through December 9th for an Extra Value price of $6.99. Remember to pre-order as all Catalogs sold after the 9th will be regular price of $10.99.

Special Introduction Hero Arts 2012
Please join us Saturday December 10th as we will have a limited number of Hero Arts 2012 Release Stamps. All Hero Arts Stamps will be 20% off on this release day, including pre-orders that are pre-paid.

New Arrivals:
  • Limited Release Tim Holtz Christmas Distress Inks
  • New Selection of Christmas papers, elegant snowflake prints and more.
  • New assortment of Orange Peel Textured Cardstock in beautiful colors.
  • New Expanded Selection of Mirror and Muted Metallic Cardstock. These papers add bling and elegance to any project.
  • New Magazines
  • Misc. new stamps and embellishments- Sentiment stamps by Stamping Bella, selected Mrs. Grossman stickers, and more.
Holiday Hours:
  • 12/24/11: Closed
  • 12/25/11: Closed
  • 12/26/11: Monday- Open
  • 12/27/11: Last day open for 2011
  • 12/28/11-01/16/12: Closed for Inventory
After Christmas Sale:
We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The last day to shop for the holidays is Friday, December 23rd for Normal business hours. Huge end of the year sale and last day to shop for 2011 is Tuesday, December 27th (normal business hours). The store will re-open on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

December Class Schedule:

Mini Pocket File Folder Book Class

Learn to transform the pocket file folder die from Lifestyle Crafts into an album book. It can be used for many different uses. Use for pictures, a gift card holder, or Artist Trading Cards (ATC), just to name a few.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $18.00
Instructor: Tracy
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors, and a scoreboard if you have. Copics used are: skin and hair colors, yellow and green and teal color for the fairy clothes.

Island Scrapbooking members- please check your email newsletter for valuable coupons! We have some extra savings this month, so don't miss out!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday.

And just a reminder to visit us tomorrow for some Black Friday specials. See you then!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Specials

Is everyone ready for Black Friday deals? Stop by the store this Friday for some great deals on the following items:

  • Entire Island Scrapbooking line: buy 2 get one free. Includes laser cut words, shapes, punch art and words for cards
  • 30 % off all Greeting Farm and CC's Designs stamps
  • 30% off Kaiser Craft Gems
  • 30% off all Christmas themed items
  • 2 for $1 selected 12 x 12 cardstock- includes Bazzil, Swiss Dot and Bazzil Bling
  • Buy one get one free 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper packs.
  • 50% off Sizzix dies
  • IS members- don't forget your Black Friday coupon that was included in the November newsletter.
Good on Friday, 11/25/11 only. Limited to stock on hand and any free items are of equal or lesser value. Specials cannot be combined with any other promotion or discounts, pre-paid items or special orders. Sale items will be excluded from membership points.

See you then!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sweet November In Stock!

Hi There! Just popping in to let you know that our shipment of Sweet November stamps have arrived! These cute winter stamps are perfect for all your Christmas projects. Also back in stock is your favorite CC's Designs Polar Bear and some of the Fairwees that sold out previously.

We also got more Lifestyle Crafts dies back in stock- including everyone's favorite- Sakura nesting set. Stop by soon for best selection!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

There Must've Been Some Magic In That Old Silk Hat

Our last Christmas class of the year was this past weekend and although we went overtime, we had fun making a bunch of Christmas tags to get ready for the season. Remember this telescoping snowman tag I shared with you earlier?

Well, Don put his own spin on it and gave the snowman some life! Love the hat Don! I'm told he made it by using the reverse wonky Spellbinder dies and adding in extra strips to form the hat. Great idea!

"Beautiful" Box of Drawers

So after Don took my Box of Drawers class, I knew he would come back with a blue version of it. I was right! He dropped off this sample last week to show us what he made. Instead of a stamped image, he used the "beauty" or "beautiful" kanji cut from the Pagoda Cricut Cartridge.

Sorry, the next photo is not so good, but I wanted to share it anyway. I know it's blurry but that's the best I could do with my iphone. Wanted to show you that Don added some extra washi for the sides of the drawers and a gem for the "drawer pull". It makes it look more like a real drawer now! Thanks Don for sharing this project!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Arrivals This Week

Well hello there! I know, it's been awhile since I posted anything... Thought I'd let you all know that a bunch of new stuff has arrived over the past week including...

New magazines! Check out these goodies...

Also, our Dreamweaver order has arrived, including those foils you've all been waiting for. Hurry in as these will go quickly. We also got in some stencils, embossing mats, glue pad refills, etc.

Some of our Lifestyle Crafts (aka Quickutz) dies that were on backorder has arrived as well. New dies include flower dies to make a paper flower lei, surfboards, and waves. We've also placed a re-order on some of your favorites so check back soon for more info on that.

And also wanted to let you know that the following seasonal items are on sale:
  • All Halloween items are 50% off
  • All Christmas items are 20% off
See you soon!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumn Greetings

I was browsing the store a few days ago and happened upon this beauty of a card! I just love how Kiyomi was colored up in sepia tones! Coloring is amazing and love how she was paired up with some Martha Stewart butterflies from the border stickers. Found out the card was made by one of our customers- Delma. Thanks Delma! Love this card!

Here's a close up of Kiyomi...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 2011 Newsletter

Thank you to all who attended Island Scrapbooking's 8th Business Anniversary Celebration Event on October 8th. We had fun games and FREE Make-N-Takes, and of course yummy cake. It was a special day and a lot of fun. Thanks again everyone for your continued support of Island Scrapbooking. 8 Years and counting. We appreciate you and your support!

Anniversary Day Winners posted below.

The first 50 Shoppers on our Anniversary Sale Day Received an Island Scrapbooking Recycle tote (Customized by our good customer William Sewell) with a goodie bag of Cardstock, and embellishments as a thank you gift from Island Scrapbooking. Tote Pictured below. If you missed getting one, please inquire within the shop for detalis.


$100 Gift Certificate Winner: Carol Saito

$50 Gift Certificate Winner: Janice DeMello

Other winners:Birthday Card Entrys, Door Prizes and Game winners
Noela L, Michelle M, Laura U, Angie S, Karen H, Sharon M, Maxine Y, Janet M, Jasmine D, Bobbie W, Cami N, Ev D.

Sister Stamps 4th Release in Stock

Remember if you pre-ordered these cuties that they are available for pick up now.

Sister Stamps Release 4

New Arrivals:

  • Sister Stamps 4th Release New Year Images as listed above.
  • Large selection of Christmas papers by Doodlebug.
  • A selection of tropical print papers from Bo Bunny.
  • Assorted New and Re-Ordered Martha Stewart Punches.
  • New Products Unvailed Anniversary Day were New Die Cuts Shapes from Lifestyle Crafts (Formerly Known as Quick Kutz) These Dies work in your Big Shot Machine and come in a variety of shapes from Sakura, Flourishes, Snowman, Gift Card Holder, Tropical images (Plumeria, Palm Tree Frame, Hibiscus border) and much more. Also Introduced were an assortment of New Clear Stamps by My Favorite Things Pure Innocence.

Jenny is once again Hosting a Craft Fair for the holidays. Because the girls will be getting their craft items ready for the fair there will be no class this month except the first Saturday of November the Christmas Tag Class as prior scheduled.

Jenny's Craft Fair will be on:

Saturday December 3rd 2011


More info to come. Inquire within the Store for more details or watch Jenny's blog for info:

Holiday Hours:

Veterans Day Friday November 11th - We will be Open 10-5

Closed Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 24th.

SUPER HUGE BLACK FRIDAY SALE November 25th. Mark your calanders you won't want to miss it.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thank You!

For those of you who missed out on Debi's Anniversary Sale make 'n take, this is another example of that same type of gatefold card. Instead of using the blossom Quickutz die Debi used, I decided to try out my new favorite dies-- the large Sakura! As a twist, I taped down the flaps of the card.

The cover looked a little plain, so I added a label on the bottom with a thank you sentiment.

When you open the card up, it reveals Kiyomi!

And here's a close up of her..

Hope you enjoyed this variation on Debi's make 'n take...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Creative Crafting

We love receiving projects from our customers... this cool bag was made by Mardi. Isn't that jack-o-lantern the cutest? It's a pin too, so you can take it off the package and wear him if you wish. I think that pin is made out of a flasher- which would be great for trick-or-treaters.

Isn't that bag so neat? It's made out of fabric and I'm told that it also glows in the dark! Thanks Mardi!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Fairy Princess Folder Book

Tracy is pretty genius when it comes to making mini scrapbooks. She took that Quickutz folder die and made this awesome little mini scrapbook using the new Greeting Farm clear fairy stamp set. The set comes with the three original fairies that were discontinued and are now offered as a clear stamp set and are smaller than the originals. Perfect for fairies don't you think? The set also comes with the sentiment shown here and mushrooms.

Here's a close up of Tink...
And here's the inside of one of the pages... she even distressed the folder paper inside!!

Wanted to show you one of the pages where both sides have pockets.

Awesome project Tracy... hmmm, maybe she'll teach a class in the future.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Have A Bright Sunshiney Day!

Here's the last of our Pure Innocence samples to share with you (for now). Don't you love how Debi inked around the girl but yet was able to leave a white border around her too? Check out her blog to find out how she did it... It sounds pretty cool.. I'll definitely need to try it out myself!

Oh yah, forgot to mention that the Pure Innocence stamps are clear and stamp great! They also come with two sentiments that coordinate with each image. Have a great week!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friendship Warms the Heart

As promised, more Pure Innocence inspiration for you... Debi made this simple card using the Merry Kissmas set. Isn't it so cute? Just love the snowman and the girl's hat! Oh- and check out her snowy hill... its cut out of glitter paper.

Here's a close up of the girl and her snow buddy...

Great card- Thanks Debi!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Jen made this cute Pure Innocence card for Island Scrapbooking's birthday. She filled in the cupcake border punch by using liquid pearls red rhinestones for the cherries. She topped it off with one of Island Scrapbooking's custom laser cuts. Doesn't that cupcake look yummy?

Here's a close up of this cutie...

Stop by soon to see more Pure Innocence samples.. or better yet, stop by the store to see them in person!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Quickutz Magnetic Storage Book

In case you've been wanting these magnetic storage books and were bummed that the store could no longer bring them in... we have great news for you! Now that we are able to carry Quickutz again (aka Lifestyle Crafts), we are able to bring these babies back in!!! This unique storage system opens up and stores your nestibilities perfectly. Our stock is limited, so if you want some of these stop in soon before they are all gone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

8th Birthday Cards & Winners!

Before we get to the winner list, we wanted to thank everyone who entered into our birthday card contest! Here's some eye candy on what came in...

By Sharon Miyasaki

By Evelyn Duarte

By Lucinda

By Karen Inouye

By Kristen Wong

By Annie Lurg

By Don Barnes

Thank you to everyone who entered our card contest! We have a surprise... everyone who entered will receive a prize! We were lucky enough to get great donations from all of our sponsors and thought we should share it with those that submitted an entry. Stop in the store to pick up your prize. Thanks for entering!

And now for the list of winners...

$100 Gift Certificate Winner: Carol Saito

$50 Gift Certificate Winner: Janice DeMello

Other winners:
Noela L.- Seahorse game
Michelle M.
Laura U.
Angie S.
Karen H.
Sharon M.
Maxine Y.
Janet M.
Jasmine D.
Bobbie W.
Cami N.
Ev D. (hourly giveaway)

Congratulations to all! Please stop by the store soon to pick up your prize. And thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

CC's Designs
Dandelion Designs
Hero Arts
Lawn Fawn
Notions Marketing
Sister Stamps
The Greeting Farm

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Products Revealed!

We just wanted to thank everyone who stopped by and helped us to celebrate our 8th Anniversary! Customers had a lot of fun shopping, eating, playing games and doing our free make 'n takes!

So if you were not able to join us for our 8th Anniversary party on 10/8, here's what you missed... we brought in some new product lines that we think you'll love! First up is Pure Innocence clear stamps by My Favorite Things. These clear stamps come in a set with sentiments to coordinate with each image. They stamp great too!
I couldn't resist making this little girl actually swing! I didn't have a good tree stamp that was big enough, so I used the Lawn Fawn tree from the Critters in the Burb's set and stamped it three times on cardstock that I had already distressed using my Distress inks. Since the background paper had an autumn feel, I wanted my tree to look like it was autumn too, so I picked reds, oranges and browns instead of green. Instead of the tree trunk, I opted for a wider branch and used the log from the Lawn Fawn critters in the forest set. Love how these stamps work well together. Here's a shot of this cutie swinging away...See she can go back...
And forth!

OK- true story.... When I showed this card to Debi and Tracy, they both asked me if she was swinging from a cloud!? I guess my "autum" tree leaves didn't come out exactly as planned!

Anyway, these little cuties come in all different poses and great matching sentiments! Love them all and can't wait to see what you come up with!

The other product line we were able to bring to you is a line you might already be familiar with... Lifestyle Crafts (formerly known as Quickutz) has great wafer thin dies in all kinds of shapes. Some even come in nested shapes, so you will have flexibility on the size of your die cut.

I chose this cute lantern die to work with. Reminds me of the ones we used to make in elementary school except cuter. My first try didn't come out exactly as I had hoped. So I did a re-do at the store and was so much happier with the results. Decided to cut the lantern out of vellum instead of cardstock and it made a world of difference. Stamped each lantern using a Stampendous sakura branch stamp using stazon black ink. Since I used stazon, I couldn't color directly on the area that I had stamped, so I ended up coloring on the back of the vellum instead and it worked out quite well.

We think if you left it on the table and stuck a tea light inside it would be quite cute!

Check back on Tuesday for a list of winners from the Anniversary Sale.

Stamp Layering Class Bonus

Every so often I like to do a bonus project in my classes. I like to surprise my students and give them a little something extra that they are not expecting using the same techniques as they are learning in the class. Here's the project from my last class. Since the class focused on layering with your stamps, I added this card in using a new Hero Arts cling set by Basic Gray. I love this set! The berries are especially nice to work with. You can't tell from the photo, but I stamped the berries in versamark and added some gold mica powder to it.

In this next photo, I tried to get a shot of the gold...

All stamps are by Hero Arts. It sure was a fun class!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Free Make 'n Takes Tomorrow!

Here's the 2nd Make 'n Take scheduled for tomorrow's 8th Anniversary Celebration! For Debi's make 'n take go here. Below is the morning make 'n take using candy stick bags. This project features the friendly ghosts from the Lawn Fawn set along with an Island Scrapbooking "Boo" sentiment.

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

Hope you can join us tomorrow!

8th Anniversary Sale Tomorrow!

Hi Crafters!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Island Scrapbooking's 8th Anniversary! Woo Hoo! You know what that means right? Yup, free make 'n takes, giveaways, games and good deals! Here's some of the things that will be on sale on Saturday only:

  • Spellbinders 30% OFF
  • Stencils 30% OFF
  • Wood Stamps 30% OFF
  • Christmas/Halloween items 30%OFF
  • Hero/Sizzix Stamp/Cut/Emboss 10% OFF
  • Sister Stamps 10% OFF
  • 12x12 Cardstock 2 for $1.00 (limit 20)
  • Island Scrapbooking Brand Laser Cuts 30% OFF...Titles, Punch Art, and Sentiments for Cards!!!
  • All Red tag items 50% OFF Red Tag Price.
And don't forget your 40% off coupon for Anniversary Sale Day only for IS members- it was included in your October newsletter.

Be back later today with more sale info! See you soon!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


So did you mark your calendars yet? Saturday is the big day for us and we got some of our favorite companies to join in the fun! The following companies have all generously donated product to give away at our 8th birthday bash:

CC's Designs
Dandelion Designs
Hero Arts
Lawn Fawn
Notions Marketing
Sister Stamps
The Greeting Farm

Are you getting excited now? Sure hope you can make it on Saturday! See you then!

Anniversary Sale Make'n Take

Just thought we'd tempt you with one of the make 'n takes scheduled for Saturday's Anniversary Sale. Debi will teach you how to make this pretty gatefold card! You won't want to miss this freebie- Debi's make in take will be in the afternoon on 10/8. I will share my make 'n take soon, so stay tuned.

Check back for more info on our upcoming sale!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Birthday Card Contest

Hey... guess what? Our 8th Birthday is coming up and we are inviting you to our birthday party! We have a lot of fun things planned, so please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8th. Also wanted to let you in on a little secret... Bring in a birthday card using products from our store and you'll be entered into win a prize!

I'll be back soon with more fun info on the party!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 2011 Newsletter

8th Anniversary Sale!
In just a few short days we hope you will join us in celebrating 8 years in business on Saturday, October 8th! We are planning lots of fun and activities as a thank you to our valued customers... YOU! We will have giveaways, games, prizes, free make 'n takes, in-store specials, and of course, brand new product to unveil. So mark your calendars as you won't want to miss all the fun!

Sister Stamps 4th Release
Sister Stamps is having yet another release. Get your New Year's paper crafts started early with these cuties. It is always so hard to find stamps with New
Year's theme and these are simply adorable. Stop by soon and get yours pre-ordered. Remember all pre-orders get 10% off. Taking pre-orders beginning October 1st. Stamps will be available for pick up Tuesday, November 1st. Don't Delay! Reserve your set today!

3rd Release images are now available for pick up for those who pre-ordered. If you did not pre-order, we do have a limited supply on the shelf.

New Arrivals:
  • Sister Stamps 3rd Release Holiday images: Setsuna, Shimo-san, and Yuki.
  • Large Hero Arts shipment including Christmas Stamps in clear, cling and wood.
  • Huge assortment of holiday paper in Christmas and Halloween, and other prints as well.
  • The Greeting Farm clear fairies and Miss Anya Bags
  • CC's Designs- Halloween stamps
  • Lawn Fawn- New and re-orders now in stock.
  • Remember unveiling of brand new product lines on Anniversary Day!
Dreamweaver Classes:
Mahalo to Lynell for bringing Dreamweaver clasess to Hilo, and teaching us several cool new techniques to use with stencils.

October Classes:

Tea Box Class:

Looking for a cute gift giving idea? In this class you will learn how to make this tea box and matching card. You will also receive the instructions for the larger sized cocoa packet box that is great for kids.

  • Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
  • Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Cost: $18
  • Instructor: Jenny
  • Supplies: paper trimmer, scoreboard, double stick tape, scissors, copics (hair, skin and dress- reds).

Distress Inks Again!
Come and learn how to use your distress inks in more unique ways. In this class you will make three cards using two different techniques.

  • Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
  • Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Cost: $18.00
  • Instructor: Tracy
  • Supplies: double stick tape, square acrylic block (if you have one), and scissors.

Box of Drawers Class
Looking for a fun way to pack small goodies? Jenny will teach you how to make this box that when opened up, will reveal 4 drawers that you can stash all kinds of treats!

  • Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011
  • Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Cost: $18
  • Instructor: Jenny
  • Supplies: Paper trimmer, scoreboard, double stick tape, copics (hair, skin and kimono- pinks)

Christmas Card Class- Tags
Can you believe this is our last Christmas card class of the year? This class will focus on gift tags for all of your holiday gift giving. You will make 5 each of 5 designs for a total of 25 tags!

  • Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011
  • Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Instructor: Jenny
  • Supplies: Double stick tape, scissors, hermafix or glue pen.