Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Guess I must've forgot to post this card... This little fairwee has turned into a witch for Halloween just by adding a witch hat from the hats off to you Lawn Fawn set. These little hats are the perfect size for many of the Lawn Fawn characters and also for these cute Fairwees!

The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Heebie Jeebie's set and comes with the spider (and bats too!). Decided to distress the background using some Halloween colors and added in some colored pearls for interest. Halloween is just around the corner, so time to start working on those Halloween projects if you haven't started yet. The store just received some oh so cute Halloween papers that would be perfect for your projects! Better save some for me!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween CC's and Other Treats

Hi Folks!

Just a short note to let you know that the new Halloween Sweet November Stamps by CC's Designs are in stock now! Aren't they cute? Latte Kiki also came in with the boo crew.

Here's some oldies but goodies that also arrived...

And have you been waiting for these new clear stamps by TGF? If you missed out on these fairy stamps when they were in rubber, you can now get them in clears... and guess what? They are smaller images... very fairy like! Also in is the new Miss Anya Bags set- they are all holding handbags!

In addition to these goodies, at lot of new products have arrived and will be out on the shelves soon!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp Layering Glass- Just Added

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are having a nice weekend so far. Just wanted to let you know that another class was added today, so it wasn't included in the newsletter. Several folks have asked for another Stamp Layering Class, so we're offering one as part of the Christmas Card Class series.

This class will be offered on:
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $18.00
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors and a craft mat/blender tool if you have one (not required).

Here are the three cards you will be making in this class:

Supplies: all stamps- Hero Arts, distress inks, crystals- Kaisercraft, corner punch- MS Crafts, cardstock- Bazzil, gold mica poweder.

Supplies: All stamps- Hero Arts, distress and brillance inks, cardstock- Bazzil, gold twine.

Supplies: Snowman, snowflakes and sentiment- Lawn Fawn, snowflake background and envelope pattern background- Hero Arts, pearl mica powder, momento inks, distress inks

Hope you can make it! Please inquire with the store to sign up.

Friends Forever

There she goes again... always making me want to buy a stamp or stamp set that I didn't necessairly want to buy, but when she makes her cards so darn cute, I can't help but want everything she used to make it. Honestly, when Debi wanted this Lawn Fawn frame set, I asked her why. She apparently got inspired by another fellow blogger (sorry, don't know who it was) and wanted to use the frame in her next project. I just love how her card turned out. Almost like a family portrait!

Love how she stamped the frame on patterned paper too. This totally added to the card and now I'm pretty much sold on this set. So simple but so cute! Thanks Debi for another fun idea!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Winter Bunny?

I guess we haven't shared samples in awhile, so thought I'd start that up again. I just love it when there's hidden versatility in a stamp! Debi is really good at making us see the many different ways a stamped image can be used.

Here she took Lawn Fawn's Winter Bunny (single stamp) and cut off the scarf and sled so he is stand alone. Now you can use him on other non-winter projects! She then inked him up and made him up into a baby card! How awesome is that?

Don't 'cha just love getting extra mileage out of something?

Thursday, September 8, 2011


OK- its not often that I get really really excited about a line's entire release but this one did it for me. I swear I wanted to buy all of the new Lawn Fawn sets that recently arrived at the store. Some of these are going quickly, so if you are like me, you need to pick them up soon before they are all gone...

Shown here are 2 alphabet sets and the new thank you set called Many Thanks.

Sorry- photos are a bit blurry, but we wanted to share them with you anyway... Here's some of the new seasonal sets: Winter Fox, Harvest Season, Happy Haunting, and Turkey Day. Love them!

I can't wait to use these new holiday ones! Making Frosty Friends, Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum (love the name too!) and ornate ornaments.

Stop by soon cause these sets are flying out the door!

Friday, September 2, 2011

August 2011 Newsletter

Thank you to all who participated in our successful Fall Cleaning Sale. I believe this was our largest turn out of seniors and product. With lots of newbie seniors this year. We had so many happy shoppers and heard of a few unhappy customers too. If you have concerns from your rummage sale purchase, please contract the store with the seller info on the price label. Although Island Scrapbooking is not responsible for the rummage sale items, however, we do care about your satisfaction. We will contact the seller on your behalf if you request. Thank you for your support of this big event. Overheard many customers saying they look forward to this sale all year... (well you know since the Spring Sale.) Thanks again for making this a successful event. Usually the Spring Sale is in March so stay tuned for details.

Guest Instructor- Lynell Harlow
Lynell Harlow of Dreamweaver Stencils will be here teaching several classes featuring new techniques as well as old classes.

Please see Class section for more info on each class.

Sister Stamps- 3rd Release
We have a special announcement- Sister Stamps is squeezing in a special holiday release scheduled for October 1st! Their third release will feature three new images in holiday fashion. Pre-orders will be taken beginning September 1st, so when you come to pick up your 2nd Release images, you can also pre-order the 3rd Release images at the same time. As a reminder, pre-orders will receive 10% off if purchased before release date.

8th Anniversary Celebration:
Don't forget to mark your calendars for Island Scrapbooking's 8th Anniversary Celebration happening on Saturday, October 8th. Please join us for fun make-n-trakes, new product releases, giveaways, games, and in-store specials on Anniversary Day only. Debi and Jenny will have fee make-n-takes throughout the day, so plan on stopping in to take part in all the fun.

New Arrivals:
  • Sister Stamps 2nd Release Images: Ayako, Miyono, Nobu and Yoko
  • Lawn Fawn New Releases: Happy Haunting, Turkey Day, Many Thanks, Sally's ABC's Ornate Ornaments, Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum, My Cup of Tea, Making Frosty Friends, Winter Fox and more. Winter Bunny, Frosties, and alphabet sets back in stock.

August 2011 Classes:

Treat Savers With A Twist

These are perfect little favors to give friends and and can be changed up easily for any holiday or occasion. Yes, you will be making all three of these cute treat containers in this class.

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $18.00
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: Strong double stick tape (i.e. scor-tape or pro-glider) 1/4", scissors, copics in hair, skin, red, purple, and orange, bone folder, and crimper (not required but good to bring if you have one).

Christmas Card Class

It's time to start getting ready for the holidays! Jenny is back with more Christmas cards and projects. Each class will feature between 3-5 simple holiday themed projects. Cost per class will vary depending on projects made.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: Double stick tape, scissors, scoreboard or trimmer w/score blade, copics in skin, hair (black), light brown, reds, and greens.

Lynell Harlow- Dreamweaver Metallica Class

Learn how to use metal on your paper projects with stencils. You will also use different tools to revise your creations. Samples are available in store for up close viewing.

Friday Session:
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Saturday Session:
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $35.00/session- one free stencil provided by Lynell included with each class attended.
Supplies: 2 Dreamweaver 1/4" gold handle brushes, 2 Dreamweaver 1/2" neutral handle rushes, scissors for cutting metal.

Lynell Harlow- Dreamweaver Bling It On Class

If you love bling, then this is the class for you. Join Lynell to learn to use glitter, flocking, metallic leafing, gold embossing paste, and foils with your stencils. Samples are available in store for up close viewing.

Friday Session:
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday Session:
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: $35.00/session- one free session provided by Lynell included with each class attended.
Instructor: Lynell
Supplies: 1 Dreamweaver 1/4" gold handle brushes, 1- 1/8" blue handle brush, paper trimmer.

Lynell Harlow- Dreamweaver Shadows, Silhouettes, and Backgrounds Class

These beautifully shaded cards are made with a combination of techniques. Come take a class with Dreamweaver Owner Lynell Harlow. She will teach you as step-by-step process of how to shadow paste and how to achieve a softly shaded image with large stencil brushes. Beginner or advance stencilers will hone their skills and learn valuable tips to improve their stenciling and pasting techniques. Samples are available in the store for up close viewing.

Friday Session:
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday Session:
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $35.00/session- one free stencil provided by Lynell included with each class attended.
Instructor: Lynell Harlow
Supplies: 2 Dreamweaver 3/4" neutral handle brushes, 2 Dreamweaver 1/4" gold handle brushes and a paper trimmer.

Christmas Embossing Class

It is time to get thinking of the holidays as they are quickly approaching. Take a fun class with Jen and leave with 3 adorable Christmas cards. You will have fun and leave inspired to get working on your holiday projects.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $18.00
Instructor: Jen
Supplies: Double stick tape, scissors, craft mat, and blending tool.