Is this an awesome birthday present or what? Tracy made this mini photo album for Michele's birthday and we just had to feature it on the blog. In case you didn't know, Michele (and Tracy) is a huge fan of cardinals, so Tracy had to include one on the cover...
The following photos are the inside pages of the album. Love how each page has a pocket where the page can slip in and out. You can also journal instead of adding a photo.
After a busy day, the shop closed and the Design Team threw an after hours party for Michele's Birthday! Lots of food, crafts, and just plain fun! Yes, we actually forced Michele to craft at her party! Just wanted to share a few of the crafty things we made and shared at the party...
First up is this cute party favor made by Kelli. Inside the toilet paper roll was chocolate goodies! Thanks Kelli!
I'm sure you can guess who made this card! Yup, Debi used the new Lawn Fawn Critters on the Farm set to make this cute Diorama card. Sorry, this is a horrible photo of it- doesn't do it justice!
Next we have the card Tracy made for Michele. The gift will be a whole 'nother post! Its pretty fabulous, so stay tuned for more on that...
This is Kelli's gift she made for Michele- Kelli's a whiz at making scrapbook pages.
Jen (Jenny R.) made this cool swing card. Check the next newsletter if you want to take her upcoming class.
And here's my card to Michele. Its an updated version of the easel card.
And I was brave (or should I say crazy?) enough to teach everyone how to make this box. Let's just say that it was a challenge for all!
And now that Jen has joined the DT, we thought we needed an updated photo for the blog...
Front row: Jen, Michele, Kelli, Kiyomi. Back row: Debi, Jenny & Tracy.
Hey girls- when's the next party and who's teaching???
A new stamp company has arrived and boy are they cute! Darcie stamps are cling sets that already come mounted and pre-cut. Used the set called Potted Pals on this card. Also used the new lacey ovals Spellbinders set that arrived recently. BTW- this stamp set also comes with a couple of sentiments- I used one of them on the inside of the card. Its a great value for the amount of stamps you get.
Most of us have a difficult time making cards for men. Tracy will be coming out of teaching hibernation to help you make some cool masculine cards in this class... just in time for Father's Day! Students will make these two cards and learn how to make a pizza box for a small gift.
Hey all you calendar makers out there! Ready to get a jump start on making gifts for Christmas? We got the new 2012 calendars in this week. Only the large size is available at this time, but we hope to get the medium size in soon. Calendars are sold in packs of 5. Hurry before they are all gone!
Happy Aloha Friday! Since Blogger is finally up and running again, thought I'd slip in a quick post before work... Here's some of the new arrivals I've been telling you about...
Lawn Fawn just arrived this week- we got some sets in that we haven't had before...
And some Lawn Fawn re-orders of your favorite sets that keep selling out.
Also got in some new Spellbinder sets... also received some re-orders of the newer sets that we had recently but sold out.
And finally- we got in tons of new paper!!! Here's a sample of what you'll see- this is new Basic Grey paper that was in partnership with Hero Arts! We also have them in a book of 6x6 sheet that are perfect for cardmakers. There's just way to many new papers in to take photos of, so please stop by soon for best selection.
Do you love the look of the tri-shutter card but don't like doing all that cutting? Well, we're making it easy for you... you can now buy pre-cut tri-shutter card bases at Island Scrapbooking. They come 6 to one pack and cost is $5 each- see store for more info. It takes all the guess work of where to cut- you just fold it up and decorate!
I love this butterfly paper and wanted to use it on something, so I added it to the middle panel of the card. Those little butterflies reminded me of the Hero Arts butterfly set I had, so I inked it up and colored the butterflies with my copics to match the ones on the paper. For some fun, I hung one of the butterflies using fishing line so it looks like it is flying. Here's a close up of the butterflies on the front of the card.
Wow! Can't believe its May already! I guess the change in weather has also inspired our instructors cause we have a whole slew of new classes being offered this month.
Before we get into the new classes... wanted to introduce our newest Design Team (DT) member- Jenny Rasmussen! Jenny has been providing samples to the store and will be making her instructor debut this month. Please join us in welcoming her to the Island Scrapbooking family!
May 2011 Classes:
Explosion Box Class Have you always wanted to learn how to make an explosion box? Jenny R. will teach you how to make this great box with matching tag that's perfect for birthdays!
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Jenny R.
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors, and scoreboard.
Faux Cloisonne & Glitter Card Class
Your favorite stencil class is back! Learn two different techniques using stencils and paste in one class.
Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors.
Diorama Card Class
Diorama cards are a fun way to layer images on your cards. The coolest thing is that it will fold down flat for mailing! Debi will show you how to make this car using cute Lawn Fawn critters.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors, scoreboard, and Copics (pinks, grays, browns, green and orange.)
Card Carrying Tote Class
You've asked for it! Learn how to make a card carrying tote and fill it with three matching note cards in this class. This makes a great gift to give the person who has everything. It's like taking 2 classes in 1!
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Instructor: Jenny S.
Supplies: Scor-tape, scissors, scoreboard, and crop-a-dile (if you have).
Shaker Card Class
Another requested class from our students! Debi will teach you how to make this cute shaker card using Dandelion Designs cling stamps.
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011
Supplies: double stick tape, scissors, and Copics (blacks, pinks, reds, yellows and skin tones.)
A great class for beginner stampers! Jenny R. will teach you how to make these three cute cards using the embossing technique with rubber stamps.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Instructor: Jenny R.
Supplies: double stick tape, and scissors.
More Masculine Cards You asked for more masculine card ideas, so Tracy's back from hiatus to teach you more masculine card projects using different "many" embellishments and themes. We will be posting the samples on the Island Scrapbooking blog, so please check soon or stop by the store for a peek. You will be making three masculine card projects in this class. Just in time for Father's Day!
Date: Friday, June 3, 2011
Supplies: double stick tape and scissors.
Copic Blending Class Always wanted to learn how to use those cool Copic markers but don't know how? Jenny's back 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 htis 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. Please check the blog for class samples.