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.