Friday, April 29, 2011

Dandelion Designs

Happy Aloha Friday! Our Dandelion Designs order has arrived and is now available for purchase. For those of you who want to fit in those last minute boy's day cards, we got our boy's day stamp back in stock. Its hard to tell from the photo but was also got mommy-to-be stamps, some kokeshi doll stamps and a bunch of sentiments including Congrats, Happy Father's Day, Happy Mother's Day, to and from, and more! Stop by soon for best selection.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Hero Arts!

Happy Wednesday! Just in today is our long awaited Hero Arts order. Many of these are from the new spring catalog release. We also got in some re-orders as well, so if you've been waiting for a specific stamp or set, contact the store to see if it arrived.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just Added- Explosion Box Class

Hi Everyone! Did you have a nice Easter? Hope it was egg-stra special!

We are happy to introduce the newest member of the Island Scrapbooking Design Team... Jenny Rasmussen! We've been featuring many of Jenny's creations on the blog over the last couple of months, and now she's officially part of the team. Jenny's now ready to teach her first class at the shop and its gonna be EXPLOSIVE! hee hee hee... by Explosive, I mean Explosion Box! Here's the cover....

And here's the box without the lid...

Learn how to make this cute box and tag using punches and Island Scrapbooking laser cuts. We will list this in the next newsletter, but thought we'd announce it now for those of you with busy schedules that need to plan ahead.

  • Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011
  • Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Supplies: double stick tape, scoreboard, and scissors.

Speaking of May classes, we are planning a combination of new and some repeat classes, so be on the lookout for the May newsletter due out next week.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Sale Today!

Hi Crafters!

Just a reminder that Island Scrapbooking is having an Easter Sale today! The following items are on sale:

  • Buy 2 paper packs, get one free.
  • Buy 2 wood stamps, get one free.
  • Additional 50% off red tagged items.
Sorry, no points on sale items. Hop on in before 2:00pm today (we close at 2:00pm). See you soon! Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Sale!

Did everyone have a nice short work week? Just a short note to let you know that the store will be having an Easter sale this Friday and Saturday. The following items will be on sale:
  • Paper Packs- Buy 2 get 1 free
  • Wood Stamps- Buy 2 get 1 free
  • Take additional 50% off all red tagged items!
No points on sale purchases. See you soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Easter!

I love it when I teach a class and later on see what my student's make using the same technique. Jenny R. came up with this cute Easter themed card using the pleated center pop up technique. Just look at the inside of the card...

So cute yah? She used the Dandelion Designs cling set for the inside and a Happy Easter laser cut from Island Scrapbooking. These laser cut sentiments will make your life easier if you are making a lot of cards. They are cut in white, so you can color them if you need a specific color. Love how she made the bunny sitting on the fence. I imagine the Easter Bunny would need to take a break after delivering all those goodies!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


A couple of days ago, we told you about all the new Spellbinder dies that arrived. Debi used the new pennant sets to create this pretty Welcome banner! This photo really does not do it justice, so you'll have to come into the store to get a better look. I took a close up of one of the flags so you could get a better look at it. I had a feeling she would make a great sample with those dies and boy was I right! She said she used the largest of the nested dies for this banner. It comes in smaller sizes in the same set, so you can custom make your banner. I think this would be perfect for birthday party signs or other holidays/events. Thanks Debi!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Another creation by Jenny R. using that pretty paper. She's totally inspired me to buy this paper too! No matter how many times I walk around the store, there is always new stuff to look at. Back to the card.. this time, Jenny embossed our favorite TGF stamp- Sing in gold on metallic brown cardstock. Love it! So easy peasy- no coloring whatsoever!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cowabunga Dude!

Island Scrapbooking has been invaded by surfers! Hurry, Surfer Anya is going quickly! I think there's just enough time to post this project before she sells out. She is the newest Anya in the Greeting Farm collection and boy is she a cutie! Found my old set of ocean sentiments by CC's and used the "Seas the day" sentiment on the cover. Don't know if you can tell from the photo, but I used some diamond glaze on the surfboard to give it a shiny look.

Here's what the card looks like when its opened- Ta Daaa! Yup, made another pleated center pop up card. Meant to finish this up before my classes last week, but glad I waited since I could incorporate Surfer Anya on the front.

I've gotten a few questions already on how I made the wave- well it was just cut free hand (sorry no template used), then I used my alcohol inks and blender tool (with felt instead of foam) and blotted it onto the acetate to turn it blue. Then I went over it again with a pearly white and silver inks for the "foam". I'm pretty sure you could use copic ink since its alcohol based to get the same effect.

After I mounted Ian, he looked kinda lonely, so I used the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea set and inked up the turtle and hermit crab so he wouldn't be so lonely. That is such a cute set and a great way to add some accents for beach themed cards and scrapbook pages.

In addition to Surfer Anya, we also received Daisy and Twirl Anya. Surfer Anya is going fast, so you'll have to hurry if you want to get your hands on her!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Doily Flower

Remember those doily flowers that I shared with you a couple days ago? Well, Jenny R. used one to accent her card- love it! It matches the paper perfectly and the Island Scrapbooking exclusive rose petal laser cuts add just the right touch.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Look What's New!

We've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 2011 new Spellbinder releases! So many new sets are now in stock. Hurry, these will go quickly!

We also got some new Martha Stewart Punches in...

Not to mention some new stickers....

And lots more including new paper, stamps, and other basic supplies like ink, scor-tape, pop dots and other goodies. See you soon!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Don's Hidden Talent

Don has a lot of hidden talents. One day while shopping, I showed him a crochet flower and he revealed to me that he knows how to make them. Of course he told me how easy they are to make, but not being a crocheter myself, I asked him to make me some to buy and the rest is history! These are now available at Island Scrapbooking. Hurry- they go really quickly!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 2011 Newsletter

Spring is finally here! Right? Well, even if its still kinda cold outside, we are springing with new classes, products and ideas here at Island Scrapbooking! Check out all the classes we are offering this month- if you have a thirst for crafting knowledge, we have a great variety of classes to quench any thirst. Read on for more info on upcoming classes.

Spring Cleaning Sale Wrap Up:

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Spring Clearance Sale . We had a great turnout and shoppers were very happy to get such great deals. Our next rummage sale will take place in the Fall, so be on the lookout for announcements in future newsletters.

April 2011 Classes

Distress Inks II

Debi's Distress II

Join Debi for a second dose of Distress Inks! Even if you took her first Distress Inks class, you will learn even more techniques in this one! (first class is not a pre-requisite). Learn how to use this versatile ink in a number of ways that will impress your friends. You will be making 3 cards in this class. Please see store for samples.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $18
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors, Copics, if you have a craft mat and Distress Ink blending tool, please bring with you (not required)

Treat Box Card Class

Easter treat box card

Want to learn how to make this built in treat box? Jenny will show you how in this fun new class. Session #1 will feature an Easter theme using Dandelion Designs Easter clings and Session #2 will feature Boy's day theme using Dandelion Designs Boy's day stamps.

Boy's day treat box card

Session #1 (Easter Theme)
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session #2 (Boy's Day Theme)
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: Double stick tape, scissors, scoreboard or trimmer w/score blade, paper trimmer, and copics.

Asian Themed Card Class II

Can't get enough of Asian Themed Cards? Kelli's back with another card set (3 cards shown here) and a box. Please note that washi used in this class may be different from what is shown here. (For students that were signed up for last month's session that was cancelled due to the tsunami, you are already enrolled!)

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
Cost: $20
Instructor: Kelli
Supplies: double stick tape and scissors.

Copic Blending Class

Copic Blending.

Always wanted to learn how to use those cool Copic markers but don't know how? Jenny's back (after a long break) with an introduction to Copic blending class. This class will teach you two blending techniques using your Copic markers. Students will create two cards in this class. Due to personalized attention needed, class is limited to 4 students per session. Students should bring their own Copic markers with them to class (no sharing please). A listing of recommended colors will be provided prior to class to assist you with what colors to bring with you.

Date: Friday, April 22, 2011
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: $20
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: Double stick tape, scissors, and Copics.

Sliding Pop Up Card Class

Sliding Pop Up Card
Do you love pop up cards? Well, we found a new technique to teach you that folds down flat for mailing. After you slide the card open, it pops up to display your card nicely.

Session #1:
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session #2
Date: Friday May 6, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: Double stick tape, scissors, scoreboard, and Copics.