Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Huge Shipment Coming Soon, Awesome Card Samples, and More

Updated on 7/30/14 - Added "New Shipment of Mama Elephant Stamps and Dies Just Arrived".   See below.  

Aloha Peeps!
We're so excited about the huge shipment of craft goodies due to arrive soon.   There's something for everyone whether you love to make hand made cards, scrapbooking, paper projects for favors and gifts, etc.  Check out the list....

  • Wink of Stella glitter pen
  • Embossing folders
  • Dies by My Favorite Things
  • Albums - solids in bright colors suchs as pink, teal, and purple
  • Albums with owl design...really cute.
  • Distress Markers in NEW colors
  • Lindy Spray in NEW colors
  • Stencils by Crafters Workshop - to name a few:  Palm, Lotus Blossom, Bamboo, Aspen, and numeric template
  • DPs such as driftwood and barefoot design

Here's a photo of one of our newest laser cuts....dragonflies in a rainbow of colors to suit your crafty project.

We just received a shipment of new and reordered stamps and dies.   Come and see our selection of sentiments, alpha/numeric stamps, panda bears, etc.   The Landscape die set is very popular and a card sample is shown below.

Drum roll.......check out these awesome cards created by our creative customers.

Top / Left:  Rainbow Dragonfly birthday card by Bill.  He used embossing powder after coloring them with Copics. Also, stains were used to add color.  COOL!  And don't you love the rainbow colored sentiment? A perfect blend of colors to create this happy Happy Birthday card.

Top / Right:  Sweet Mushroom card by Don.   Awww, love those red polka-dotted mushrooms.  Love how they just POP from his sweet outdoor scene card.  This is a fabulous all-occasion card for all ages.  He used these dies to create this beautiful card:  "Grassland Border" and "Curly Clouds" by Memory Box.  Also, "Forest Mushrooms" by Poppy Stamps.  Don was so clever to draw the wings of the dragonflies and add Diamond Glaze to give them some shine.

Bottom / Left:  This pretty CAS card is by our talented Tracy.   Using two more of our newest laser cuts (Birthday Wishes and balloons), she created this sweet birthday card.

Bottom / Right:  Also by Tracy.   Take a close look at the wings of the dragonfly to see the pretty effect by using Distress stain and embossing powder.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A HUGE Shipment of Memory Box Dies Arrived, also DPs, and A Card Sample

Hey Peeps!   Lookie here....the largest order of Memory Box dies has arrived.  Here are photos of most but not all of them.   

First up are some flowers, leaf, and stem....

The year is flying by and before you know it, it'll be the happy holiday season once again.  So get your mojo in gear and start on your holiday cards and projects.  Its never too early to start.

Here's a some of the butterfly dies.   There's more so do stop by to see all of them.

Here is a nice assortment to suit your project needs.....

And more......

And more.....

And still more....

We also received a bunch of stencils by Memory Box.  Aren't these cool?

And here are some awesome DPs.  The bottom row is the flip side of the top row.

And here's a card sample by Karen that's displayed at the store.   All of the dies and stripe DP are from Island Scrapbooking.

Dies used for this card:
"Thank You Garland" by Memory Box
"Kensington Branch" by Memory Box
"Picket Fence" by Poppy Stamps
"Stitched Scalloped Border" by Lawn Fawn
"Garden Pots" by Memory Box
"Tiny Tulips" by Memory Box

DP by Lawn Fawn

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gelli Painting Demo and Shipment of Prima Dies Arrived

Today, Peggy gave a fun demo using the Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate by Stampendous which allows you to create an endless variety of backgrounds and textures for cards, scrapbook pages, etc.  
Selecting your color combination of acrylic paint and adding an assortment of texture of your choice is part of the fun and it is so exciting to see the results because each print is so unique.  To create designs,  you can use stencils, die cut outs, and items such as leaves, bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, just about anything you can think of, which will give your print super amazing results.  Products such as the monoprinting plate, paint, stencils, dies, and brayer, are available at Island Scrapbooking.  Get started on this awesome technique and have fun creating some fabulous projects.

Here's a pix of the monoprinting plate pkg....

Here are a few samples.    Ohhhh, isn't his awesome?

Here's another with bird cages.....

This is the result of using a number of different die cuts....

Here's one using a stencil.

These stencils would create amazing results...

We have a great selection of Distress Paint....

There are more samples available at Island Scrapbooking.  If you would like to see a tutorial click here, then click on "View Video."

We received a new shipment of dies by Prima.  Add these die cuts to your cards, scrapbook pages, or any paper projects for dimension, layering, etc.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Hello, hello everyone.  Hope you're all having a fun and crafty day.

Our order for Hero Arts stamp sets and dies have just arrived (new and re-order).   These are great for just about any occasion or event.  

We also received a shipment of these cool stamp sets and the "Landscape" die set by Mama Elephant. Get your creative juices flowing and see what you can whip up with these cool items.   A card sample using the "Landscape" dies is posted below. 

Stay tuned for more exciting news as we are expecting a shipment for NEW Christmas Memory Box dies.   We will also have a Christmas section in the store filled with products for your holiday projects.

And here's a card sample by Karen with Kimie by Sister Stamps gardening in her yard on a nice sunny summer's day.  In the actual image, Kimie is petting a cute little bunny.   To create this scene, she cut off the bunny and put the gardening tool in Kimie's left hand and the flower stem in her right.   To give the pile of dirt some dimension, she crinkled the cardstock and added a little piece from a cottonball under, then taped the edges down with double-sided tape.  Also, a tiny slit was cut in the "dirt" to place the hand shovel in.

Here are the dies used for this card....

"Landscape" by Mama Elephant
Sun & palm tree from "Classic Frame" set by Hero Arts
"Garden Pots" and "Garden Tools" by Memory Box
"Stitched Scalloped Borders" by Lawn Fawn

All products are from Island Scrapbooking.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, have a fun and super crafty day.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New Washi Papers Are In, More Products Coming Soon, Gelli Printing Demo, Another Card Sample, etc.

Aloha Everyone!  Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.

We just received a beautiful assortment of washi paper which includes some new designs and reorders.  These will certainly add a nice Asian touch to your cards and projects.   

Here are samples of our newest laser cut sentiments.   In addition to these, they will be available in an assortment of colors.  If you can't decide which color to get, white is great because you can easily color them to fit your project.

New Hero Arts shipment
New 12" x 12" designer paper
Chirstmas Section
Mama Elephant shipment
New Christmas Memory Box dies

Space is limited, so please sign up to save your spot.  There will be 2 sessions to choose from.   Peggy will give a free introductory demo to Gelli printing.  Come and see what this unique tool can do.  You'll learn a fun way to use your distress inks/paints and make amazing backgrounds for your cards and scrapbooking. 
Date:     Friday, July 18, 2014 OR Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time:     10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost:     FREE

Here's another card by Karen.  She used Spellbinder dies to create this circle card featuring Harumi by Sister Stamps which she inked up with Copics and the Cherry Blossom embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  

And here's a pix of the dies and image she used (excluding Spellbinder dies)...

The names of the dies may be a bit hard to read so here's a list:
Norrland Flowers by Memory Box
Stitched Scallop Border by Lawn Fawn for the "grass"
Floral Vine by Memory Box
Dainty Leaf by Poppy Stamps
Pop Up Thanks by Memory Box

This card is displayed at Island Srapbooking if you'd like to see it "in real life."  :-)

Thank you very much for stopping by and have a fun and crafty day.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

More Card Samples, Store Hours, and Its Official.....

Aloha Everyone.  

Today we're sharing more card samples made by our customers using products from Island Scrapbooking.

First up are two gorgeous cards by Delma.   Creating this ocean-themed card, she inked up Eliana by Sister Stamps, and encircled this inspiring quote with the "Tiffany Fraime" die by Memory Box.  The quote was stamped onto vellum paper.

For this card, she used a daisy embossing folder and colored the flowers and stem with Distress Markers. So pretty! 

The next three cards are by Evelyn.  Awww, don't you love this happy scene?  She inked up Misaki and the "tweet" little birds by Sister Stamps, then paper-pieced the kimono.  The fence was made with the flower punch board cut at 1/2 inch intervals.  Awesome!   She topped it off with a "hello" sentiment using a die by Lawn Fawn, and the "Small Alder Tree" by Memory box as a branch. SWEET!

Next, she created this cool card using a stencil by Memory Box and colored with blue metallic ink pad by Encore.

This next card is perfect for a male.  Using the "hello" die by Lawn Fawn she cut the sentiment out from the quote bubble.  The robots are laser cuts by and from Island Scrapbooking.

And lastly, here's a living room scene card by Karen with LiLi by Sister Stamps hugging her teddy bear.  She used the following dies from Island Scrapbooking:  "Small Madison Window," "Lacy Curtains," "Aston Side Table," "Large Verano Lamp" by Poppy Stamps, and "Puffy Clouds" by Memory Box.

The store will be closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  

As some of you may have heard, Island Scrapbooking is officially up for sale.  The listing went live today and we're hopeful that a new owner will continue this awesome business to support our crafty community.   Any interested parties can contact Heather Hedenschau of Big Island Brokers at 965-8776.  It has certainly been a real joy and Michele would love to be of help to who ever takes over.  If you're interested is taking a peek at the listing, here's the link:  

Click on the little camera icon at the top to view pictures of the store.

Please know that although the store is for sale, its business as usual.  We are not downsizing, so please continue to check back to see more postings of new shipments, samples, classes, etc.

Thank you very much for stopping by.  Wishing you all a happy and crafty day.

Heather E. Hedenschau, CRS - PB , CRS, GRI 808-345-9800
Big Island Brokers 808-965-8774