Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Cleaning Wrap Up

Hello Everyone! Just a short reminder to all of you who sold items at this past Saturday's craft fair to please come and pick up your leftover items and collect your sales by Thursday, March 31st. We have a class on Friday, so please pick up items by Thursday afternoon. Thank you!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Cleaning Sale Reminder

Hello Everyone!

Just a reminder that this Saturday is our semi-annual Spring Cleaning Sale! Everyone has dropped off their sale items, so we've been busy organizing everything for the big sale day. There will be lots and lots of goodies to choose from. Please remember to bring cash for rummage sale items- sorry, no checks or credit cards will be accepted.

In addition to the rummage sale items, we are also having some in-store specials for Saturday only. Here's some of the sales you can look forward to:
  • 12x12 cardstock and swiss dot cardstock- 2/$1
  • Paperpacks- buy 2 get one free (free pack is of equal or lesser value).
  • 50% off red tagged items! Tons of recently marked down items to choose from
  • Don't forget your coupon (for IS Members only)
Discounts cannot be combined with other coupons or sale items. Thank you!

See you soon!

Friday, March 18, 2011

More Punch Cards By Don

Don's been busy punching away and dropped off a few samples for the store. Don does it again by combining different punches, embossing folders, and stamping to create a set of cards that coordinate together. Oh yah- the Arigato you see there is a new custom laser cut by Island Scrapbooking! Perfectly sized for cardmaking.

There's more samples to see at the store, so stop on by to see the rest!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Dandelion Easter Cling Set

We just love these new Dandelion Clings! You get all the stamps featured in the picture plus project instructions! This set comes with this cute egg box instructions.. So cute!

Surprise! The little chicky pops up to say Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tons Of New Stuff!

Wow! Returned from vacation and the store looks really different! So many new products I couldn't stop walking around trying to figure out what was new! Took a few photos to show you a couple of the goodies I found... Like Copics!

Saw these new embossing folders too. Sorry the photo is upside down- can't figure out how to turn it right side up!

In addition to these goodies, you will also find:
  • New Hero Arts from their Spring Catalog, plus some re-orders.
  • New CC's Designs
  • New Lawn Fawn
  • New paper- new asian designs, baby girl, baby boy, vintage and spring themes.
  • New 8 1/2 x 11" paper packs- white one one side, color on the other.
  • More washi paper back in stock
  • New embossing powders in China Red, Roman Gold, etc.
  • New Sizzix dies
  • New Martha Stewart Punches
  • And much more! Too much for me to remember!
See you soon!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

SWALK Watering Can

Have you seen these cute SWALK stamps yet? There are so many cute images to choose from it was hard to decide which one to use, but I decided on this cute girl with the watering can since I was making a watering can. Found the template on Splitcoast Stampers and printed it on patterned paper. You could fit small treats into the watering can to make a cute favor. Have fun!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thinking of You

Have you ever tried stamp layering? Its a fun way to utilize a lot of different stamps on one card and eliminate patterned paper altogether. This particular card was made using water color paper, which is great to use when watering down your distress inks. By diluting the distress inks, you really get a softer look to your card.

After making the watercolor background, I stamped the Thanks background cling with distress ink. Then I added the weeds in more distress ink and then the dragonflies. To make the words stand out, used regular versafine ink and added some blue crystal accents. Before adhering the paper to the card, I decided to tear the bottom and add more distress ink to cover up the white core. Accented the bottom with a ribbon and then taped it to the card. Gee, after I wrote it out, sounds like a lot of steps, but it really wasn't that difficult. The hardest part was figuring out what stamps to use. Have fun!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Another cute card by Jenny R. using our new Cheeky Beach stamp by The Greeting Farm! Isn't she a cutie? Cheeky Beach and a bunch of new stamps are now available at the store, so stop by soon if you've been waiting for these! Oh yah, in case you were wondering, the Aloha sentiment is one of our exclusive laser cuts! We also have it available in Arigato and Mahalo... makes making cards so easy! Thanks Jenny!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More New Stuff!

As promised, Lawn Fawn is here! We got some re-orders of popular sets like Critters in the Burbs and My Silly Valentine. We also brought in some brand new ones too like Lunar Lights, Cozy Christmas, Heebie Jeebies, Bannerific, Bake me a Cake, and more!

Also in (but no photo), are the new CC's Design stamps including Swiss Pixie Bouquet Birgitta, Spring Kiki La Rue, Tags it rubber stamp and die set, AmyR get well sentiments, Swiss Pixie bouquet basket, key and lock dies, and much more!

Pleated Center Pop-Up Card Class Sample

Finally was able to make the sample for the Pleated Center Pop-Up Card Class scheduled for 4/1 and 4/2. See March 2011 Newsletter post for more information on this class.

Here's the card when its open... As you can see, the card will lay flat and the images stand up in the center.

And here's another view with the inside cover propped up so you can see the patterned paper.

By request, I've decided to try scheduling classes on Furlough Fridays (for me its 1st and 3rd Friday of each month). If there's enough people, I'll try to offer these classes until we are done with furloughs.

March Newsletter 2011

Happy Girl's Day! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy Spring Break! Happy Kuhio Day! Boy, March sure sounds like a busy busy month! It's definitely a busy month here at Island Scrapbooking. We are bringing in lots of new product since many of the scrapbook companies come out with things for CHA (Craft and Hobby Association). Some of them have already arrived, but we expect to get more in soon.

Coming Soon:
  • New CC's Designs rubber stamps
  • New Martha Stewart Punches
  • New Printed Paper
  • New Hero Arts
  • New Lawn Fawn
New Arrivals:
  • The Greeting Farm- Miss Anya Hats Off set, Twirl Anya, Cheeky Beach, Cheeky Cherry Pie, and a few re-orders.
  • Dandelion Designs- Cling sets back in stock, Girl's Day and Boy's Day stamps, monsters, and other misc.
Spring Cleaning Sale:
Yup, it's time again for our semi-annual Spring Cleaning Sale! Time to go through your craft items and clean out what you no longer use or want. We will help you sell your new and gently used items. Please contact the store for more details on drop off dates, how to prepare your items, etc. Island Scrapbooking will take 20% from your total sales for the day, but the rest is your's to keep!

If you aren't a seller, mark you calendars because you won't want to miss out on all the good deals! Please remember to bring cash for Spring Cleaning Sale items purchased that day. There will also be a lot of in-store specials like discounts on paper! Hope you can make it!

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

March 2011 Classes:

Sakura Punch Class:Don's back with another punch art class using the new Punch Bunch sakura punches. He will show you how to make these two cards, including how to make those cute owls!

Session #1:
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Session #2:
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Cost: $15
Instructor: Don
Supplies: Double stick tape and scissors.

Asian Themed Card Class II

Can't get enough of Asian Themed Cards? Kelli's back with another great 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.

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Cost: $20
Instructor: Kelli
Supplies: Double stick tape and scissors

Pleated Center Pop-Up Card Class
Learn how to make another easy peasy pop-up card with Jenny. When the card is open flat, the images in the middle stand up nicely and literally pop up from the card! Sample coming to the store in March and will be posted on the blog.

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

Session #2:
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm