Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Can you believe October is over?  Before the month ends, I thought I'd pop in to share the make 'n take project from the Anniversary Sale.  I literally came up with this project the morning of the make 'n take!  Talk about procrastination!!!

For a few years now, I've been meaning to teach everyone how to make the mini backpack that I've been spying all over the internet.  Of course, by now, its pretty old news.  I thought everyone would think- been there, done that... but that wasn't the case.  Everyone seemed pretty happy making this project.

Since the Tim Holtz mini treat bag die arrived just in time for the sale, I decided to use it in the project.  It was just the right size to become a backpack!  Don't assemble the bag until you are done adding straps.  To create the flap, I just punched out a 3" scallop circle and folded it in half.  Adhere one half to the back of the bag, leaving the other half without adhesive.

Then punch holes in the back.  You can measure in about 3/8 of an inch from top/bottom/sides.  Tie ribbons so that knots are on the inside, then seal up the bag.  Add velcro to the flap to allow it to open/close. I added the ghost from Imaginisce.   He was perfect since he did not require any coloring!!!  This bag was perfect to hold a couple of Halloween sized candies.

Of course, you can try different sized bags for different sized backpacks..  you get the drift right?

Special thanks to Tracy for taking over blog duties while I was on vacation!  Maybe she'll start posting more often? :)  Happy Halloween Everyone!

Friday, October 12, 2012


We are turning 9 tomorrow, October 13, 2013!  Please come join us as we CELEBRATE our Ninth Business Anniversary at Island Scrapbooking.  We have a lot fun things planned for you, our valued customers.  To show our appreciation to everyone we have two make-n-takes, great games, special deals, hourly door prizes, gift certificate drawings, and of course CAKE!!!  

Please don't miss out on our day of celebration and great deals:

- ALL Paper is On Sale!!!
- Memory Box Dies 20% OFF
- Tim Holtz Distress Markers 20% OFF
- Lifestyle Crafts Dies 30% OFF 
- Sizzix Dies, Stamp & Cuts, and Framelits 30% OFF
- Small Dandelion Cling Stamps 40% OFF
- Greeting Farm Stamps 50% OFF
- C.C. Designs Stamps 50% OFF
- All Wood Stamps Buy One Get One FREE - Free Item of equal or lessor value free
- Goodie Bags for the first 40 shoppers
- If you are an Island Scrapbooking Member - Don't forget your 30% OFF Coupon

We will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come join the fun!!!  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Newsletter

Hilo's First Ever Paper Jam

The Big Island's first ever Paper Jam was lots of fun.  Everyone had a good time and ... even we got to do some crafting!!!  Yay ...  so fun.  Check out our make-n-take table pictured below.  A special thank you to Sally and BJ for putting together a fun event for the Hilo crafters.  Thanks also to Deanna for your efforts in the event and your trip to Island Scrapbooking for  a supply run.  :)  It was a fun day of crafting, classes, shopping, and more crafting... oh and prizes too!  The next Paper Jam i scheduled for March 2013.  Inquire in the shop if you may be interested in attending or have questions.

Here's some projects they made:

It's Our Birthday!!!

We are very excited to announce that we will celebrating Island Scrapbooking's 9th Birthday this MONTH!!!  We Hope you will come join us in our celebration.  We will have games, prizes, giveaways, and of course super in store bargains to get you all excited ... and CAKE!!!  What is a birthday without cake?  OH and how could we forger ... Make-n-Takes!!!  Yay ... "I want to play too", Michele says.  Please be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  We wholeheartedly thank all of you for nine wonderful years in business so far.  Our Birthday bashes are always fun and a way for us to lavish gifts to our valued customers.  We will again be giving away a $50 and a $100 gift certificate from Island Scrapbooking.  Shop on our Anniversary Day and be entered to win.  (Details to be posted)  Hope to see you all there.

New Product
- New Seasonal paper due in soon - awaiting Doodlebug Christmas paper and other assorted designer papers too.
- New and expanded selection of Memory Box Dies are on the way, should arrive in a few days as they have shipped out already.
- Paper Smooches - Several New Release are now in stock!
-  A large distributor order is on the way too!
Hurry in to see all the new stuff

Class Schedule
Our class schedule will be light the remainder of the year as many of our instructors are busy with prep for craft fairs or other craft projects.  We are considering doing a share and tell session in the upcoming month.  This would involve a small fee for use of shop/supplies and those who attend would come and share/show a technique.  This could be a Demo technique or a demo and return Demonstration where other participants get to make the project too.  If this is of interest to any of you paper crafters please let us know and we will try to plan a day if enough are willing to participate.

Make a Halloween Craft Project with Don

Date:  Saturday, October 20
Time:  10:30 - 12:30
Cost: $10
Instructor:  Don
Supplies:  Scissors, hermafix
More supplies may be added.  Inquire within the shop for details.