Monday, January 31, 2011

Jenny's Thank You

I wish I could take credit for this beautiful card, but I can't. It's another Jenny that has become a regular at the store, who says she's pretty new to crafting, but you'd never tell from her creations. Here's one of the samples she dropped off at the store featuring new Hero Arts cling stamps. Thanks Jenny!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sakura Punches A La Don

Woah! Had a double take when I passed by this card in the store recently! I must say Mr. Barnes sure did a nice job on this card! He used the new sakura punches that came in last week and popped them up off the branch and curled the petals in. This made all the difference! The middle of the flower is also a new punch and so are the individual petals. Thanks Don for this beautiful card!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine Ornament

One of our resident male crafters, Bill, gave us this awesome Valentine themed ornament. You really need to see it in person to appreciate how much work went into creating this. He told us once that sometimes he just makes it to see if he can make it and then throws it away! Crazy yah? Well, we appreciate all his creations and wanted to feature this special one here.

He actually created the dice inside and printed love sentiments all over, then proceeded to suspend it within the red ornament! Love that the holes he cut were heart shaped too. Thanks Bill!

Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm Lucky To Have A Friend Like You

I love this sentiment. It's so playful but thoughtful and just says it all. Debi kept the sentiment as the focal point of this card and took the time to stamp out the same sentiment in several colors to make certain parts of the sentiment pop. The roses and butterfly create cute accents but allow the sentiment to remain the focal point of the card. Be back tomorrow with another card.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sending Caring Thoughts

Just wanted to share another card made by Debi. This is one of our favorite stamps from the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog. Its a wood mounted stamp that is a larger version of the stamp used at the preview party. Here, Debi colored in the flowers for a different look and added crystal accents.

  • All stamps- Hero Arts
  • CS- Bazzil
  • Crystals- Kaisercrafts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Dandelion Designs Clings

Dandelion Designs has released new cling stamp sets that are now available in the store. This is our very favorite of all the new releases... The set comes with two japanese girls, a sakura and a sentiment... PLUS instructions for this cute fan box!!! What a bargain! This set is perfect for all your upcoming girl's day projects.

We also brought in a mouse set and a bubbles set (featuring the elephant and monkey). They are so cute and also include sentiments and project instructions! They are really cute for Valentine's day or other everyday projects. Hurry, these will go quickly!

New Arrivals

Received another shipment this week....

Got some mirrored cardstock back in stock... Added blue to our collection. Red is perfect for your Valentine's Day projects.

For those of you who wanted that Zip Dry glue that Debi recommended, its now in stoock! This glue is great if you need to secure something down quickly as it dries really fast. Almost like a cool glue gun.

Also got a bunch of new stickers in stock...

See you guys soon!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Classic Fabric Background- Redux

As promised, here's my 2nd card featuring the Classic Fabric Background cling stamp by Hero Arts. This time I embossed the image using white embossing powder by Zing. After embossing it, I went over the image using my Spun Sugar Distress ink by Ranger to make the white show up on the white paper. Its great for customizing your own backgrounds and you get it in just the color you want it!

Used Sweetheart Birgitta again cause she's so sweet. Don't you just want to be her valentine? Here's a close up of Sweetheart Birgitta...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Have you seen the new Hero Arts background cling stamp called Classic Fabric Design? Its one of the new releases from the 2011 catalog and is great for cardmakers! Its elegant style makes a great background and can easily create a different effect just by changing the color used. Here I used gold embossing powder (Queen's gold) and used the emboss resist technique by adding Bard Door Distress ink over it. Love the rich results it gave to the card, so kept with the theme and used a black card base to make the red and gold pop.

The sentiment was stamped on the new Labels 14 Spellbinder dies that are now in stock and accented with Kaisercraft crystals. I'll be sharing another card tomorrow using the same stamp but in a totally different look so stop by to see what else this stamp can do.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

If Friends Were Flowers I'd Pick You

Time for a Greeting Farm sample! I really wanted to use my new Sweet Anya stamp and thought she matched perfectly with this new designer paper by Bo Bunny. The sentiment is from the new Lawn Fawn set called Hello Friend. This set contains 7 sentiments that are a pretty good size and could easily be used as your focal point. They are also great for the inside of your card too. Here's a close up of Sweet Anya.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sweetheart Brigitta

We know you've been waiting for the new CC's Designs stamps to arrive! Here's Sweetheart Birgitta featured on this card I made using the new Garden Party paper by Imaginisce. Totally loving this paper too! If you want some, better stop in soon before I buy it all up!

Decided to try making a shaker card this time by using the new Spellbinders nestibilities dies. Sentiment used is by Hero Arts and is from a set called Made With Love. It comes with 6 different sentiments that are graphically appealing and are great for all occasions. The size of each sentiment is large enough to be the focal point of your card or project. Here's a close up of Sweetheart Birgitta.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Easter Wreath

The wreath featured here is from a new Hero Arts stamp set called A Special Note of Thanks. I really liked this stamp, but could not figure out how to use it to make it look nice. I decided that this was a project for Debi and asked her to do something with the wreath. This is what she came up with... amazing! This may look like a simple card, but Debi spent some time cutting out the wreath. I think the time spent doing this was well worth it! The cute bunny accent is from the Lawn Fawn set called Critter's in the Burbs. Only one set came with our first order, so we are taking pre-orders of the set if you would like to reserve one for yourself. Please ask at the store so we can show you the entire set.

Thanks Debi for taking on this wreath challenge! If it was still up to me, there would still be no sample!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hello Dol-friend!

Hi Everyone! Ready for some samples? We've been busy making some new eye candy for the store and wanted to start sharing them with you if you haven't been able to visit us yet. This dolphin card is by Debi, who is a big time Lawn Fawn fan! We can all thank her for bringing Lawn Fawn to IS and GUESS WHAT? IS is the only store in Hawaii to carry these stamps! That means you can only get your hands on these cuties here. We currently have 3 different sets available at the store, but more are on their way and should be here soon.

Anyway- now for more info on the card... Debi used the wave stamp that comes in the set to make it look like the dolphins are playing in the ocean. The other thing we like about Lawn Fawn stamps is that they stamp great! You get really good images from them, which is a definite plus for us stampers.

The other new item featured on her card is Baker's Twine . These fibers are all the rage and come in a variety of colors. These simple accents really add to your cards and other paper projects.

We have more samples to come, so stop in again soon to see what we have to share tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Stuff!

OK- finally got my camera back today, so I can show you some of the new stuff that came in... The first photo is of all the new CC's stuff that arrived, including re-orders of some old items that have sold out.

And, here's the new Lawn Fawn sets... cute yah? Only 3 different sets are available right now, but more are on the way, and we can't wait to share them with you!

The next photos share products that are so exciting to us! For years we have been trying to bring in these punches and they are finally here! Check out all the different sizes of Sakura that are available... including the small punch for the middle- gotta have them all!

These next set of punches are the petals of the sakura... Great for making larger sakura (punch several petals to form a flower) or make them appear like they are floating in the air. Not shown here are a couple more punches that are not shown here. These will all likely fly out of here, so stop in if you want to get your hands on these!

That's all the new product photos I have for now... Be back soon with some new samples at the store.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We're Open! (and a correction)

Hi Everyone!
Just a reminder that we are now open! Woo hoo! Please stop by if you haven't already. The store got a makeover while we were closed and we got some new product in that you will want to check out! Before I get to the new arrivals- just wanted to mention a minor correction to the last post.. just noticed that its listed as February 2011 newsletter- but it should really read January 2011 newsletter! Sorry! We didn't skip January... February issue will be out in a couple of weeks.

New Arrivals:
  • CC's Designs- new releases and re-orders are back in stock! Including Sweetheart Brigitta, Violet with key, key and lock stamp set, Sweet November Cinder (dragon), Sweet November Isadora, polar bear, Cookie Emma, Holiday Emma, and much more!
  • New Imaginisce paper now in stock- Garden Party
  • Stampendous Clings- New asian themed stamp sets
  • More Popcorn Bear and his friends have arrived! These cute bears have invaded Island Scrapbooking and so has his friend the duck and doggie. You'll want all of them!
  • Hero Arts- We've received some new Hero Arts stamps that were not included in the preview party. Also, if you pre-ordered some stamps from the party, they are now available.
  • Lawn Fawn- Introducing a new clear stamp company called Lawn Fawn! They have really cute designs that you'll fall in love with. More new designs coming soon!
  • New washi paper by Hanko Designs now in stock! All you washi fans out there will love the new papers that have arrived.
  • New Greeting Farm stamps- including Fancy Anya and I Do set.
I know there's more but can't remember off the top of my head! You'll just have to come see for yourself!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

February 2011 Newsletter

Happy New Year! Can you believe the holidays are over and we are almost halfway through January?

We've been very busy at the store taking inventory and getting the store ready to re-open and just wanted to express our thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding while we were closed. We can't wait to share all the new products with you and find out what everyone's been up to.

As a reminder, the store will re-open next week Tuesday, January 18th!! Looking forward to a fun and crafty new year!!

January Craft Night

Since January is half over, we've decided to cancel Craft Night for this month. Thank you for your understanding.

New Products!

Yes, we've been busy looking for some new products to showcase at the store and we've found some new and exciting stuff to bring in! We can't wait to share them with you, so please stop by the store and ask what's new. We have a great variety of new stamps, paper and other products coming in soon.


Our newest addition to the Island Scrapbooking family...


Please welcome:

Kiyomi Taylor Leiko Okumura

December 17, 2010


6 lbs. 5 oz., 18 inches

We can't wait to teach her how to craft! Congratulations to Kelli and James on their newest addition!

January/February Classes (More classes will be announced in the February Newsletter): Please contact the store to reserve your spot.

Fortune-ately For You

fortune cookie

Looking for a new Valentine's gift idea? Fortune-ately for you, Jenny will be teaching this fun paper fortune cookie gift idea to send your valentine sweet thoughts from you.

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:00noon
Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors.

You've Got Mail

Ready for Valentine's Day? Got another cool valentine's day project for you that can be used anytime of year by just changing the paper used. Jenny will show you how to make a paper mailbox the perfect size to store all those valentines or package some goodies for your sweetheart. Sorry, no photo available.

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: scissors, double stick tape, copics or other coloring medium.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Store Re-Opening...

Happy New Year!!! Well, we've been pretty busy at Island Scrapbooking over the last couple of weeks getting all those items counted. We've also been ordering new products like crazy and are slowly getting them in the store in time for our re-opening on Tuesday, January 18th. Newsletter will be coming out soon with more details to follow.

See you soon!