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September 2008

Sign up NOW for our Annual 30 Hour Breast Cancer Crop Sat., 10/18 @ 10am - Sun., 10/19 @ 4pm

We are now taking sign ups for out 30 Hour (yup, you read it right - thirty hour!) crop beginning Saturday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, October 19. There are two options of signing up...

First option:
Saturday, 10/18, 10am-11pm only. Cost: $55.00. Includes Brunch, Dinner, snacks & beverages. Also a super cute chipboard album make & take for you to do at the crop or take home and do later.

Second option: Saturday, 10/18 at 10am through Sunday, 10/19 at 4pm. Cost: $95.00. It will include all the above plus breakfast Sunday morning. The crop "officially" ends at 11am, but we'll keep the crop room open until 4pm Sunday for all you die-hard croppers!

Due to the large amount of preparations for this crop, there are no cancellations. Sign up today as space is limited and this crop always fills up fast!

ALL proceeds from our crop will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation.


Layout Competition: Design your best layout (a single page 12x12 layout) using current store product to be entered into our silent auction. The layout that receives the highest bid during our silent auction will win a gift basket filled with great products & surprises! You may enter as many layouts as you like. You DO NOT need to be a signed up for the crop to participate in this competition! Please call the store or stop by the pick up a package of instructions. The layouts are due Monday, Oct. 13. For more details, check out the rules in the pink side bar to the left of this post.

Silent Auction: Do our walls look a bit bare to you? Are you looking around for your favorite layout to recreate it for your albums? Wondering where they went? Well wonder no more - we are getting them ready for our silent auction. Every hour a bunch of layouts and other fun store samples will be put out with silent auction sign up sheets. Bid on your favorites and know that ALL proceeds will be donated to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Again, anyone can bid - whether your at the crop or not! The auction will got on all day Saturday into the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Raffles: We will be selling raffles tickets for $1 to be entered into a drawing for some awesome gift baskets which will be displayed in the store. You don't need to be present to win this raffles. Enter as many times as you like - all the better chance you'll win! Plus, it's for a great cause!

We really look forward to seeing you all at our extra special crop!

Do you have a "SWEET" tooth?

Then you have to check out Die Cuts With a View's new "Sweet" line. The pinks and oranges and cupcakes and jelly beans are colorful and juicy! The browns are smooth and chocolaty! There's glittery paper, embossed paper, die cut paper and more! Plus tons of great embellishments! Come quick and we can barely get these out on the shelves before they are being snapped up!




How About a Peek at Some Great New Stuff...

Can you believe products keep rolling in daily! We are running out of room!! Come check out what we've gotten lately...


We now have all things Thanksgiving - and Fall for that matter! Believe it or not, it's getting to be that time of year again so be sure to come in quick to get the best selection. We have K&Co, Jolee's for Fall & Thanksgiving, SEI, Fancy Pants "All Fall" line, Me & My Big Ideas and more! This is sure to get you in the Autumn mood!
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Everyone's favorite, Fancy Pants, has 2 great new lines just in time for the holidays. Check out "Happy Holidays", "All Fall" and "Daily Grind". The lines include 8x8 patterned paper pads, transperancies, rub-ons and more.

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One line that people always ask for is Making Memories - and this line will be no exception! Check out "Fa La La". We have paper packs, patterned paper, laser cut paper, glittery paper, brads, letters, acrylic stamps and more!

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We have the coordinating embellishments for the latest Basic Grey lines, "Offbeat", "Eva" & "Ambrosia". We have chipboard shapes, chipboard alphabets, rub-ons, acrylic stamps & more. We also have their new line of chipboard mini albums in tons of shapes & sizes - we are sure to have one to fill your every need! (Laura & Kelly are shown ooohhhing and aaahhhhing the newest stuff!)
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Check out the cute "Snowy Jo" line of glittery papers and embellishments from Imaginisce. If you like all things glittery, you'll love this line! Glitz also has a great new line called "Kringle".  The Santa paper (the yellow one covered in Santas) has to be one of my favorites! Memory Box makes life easy with their 6x6 pads of holiday paper in "Winterberry", "Twiggy" and "Frost". All these lines would make Christmas card making a snap!

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My Mind's Eye lines have landed!

We have all the new "My Mind's Eye" product lines, including "Laundry Line" and "Dreamy 2". These beautiful textured double sided patterned papers with coordinating embellishments includes titles, journaling boxes, flowers, overlays and more! There is a line for every need - family, son, daughter, summer, cousins...and much, much more!


We also have their "Be Merry" and "Snowed In" holiday lines. We have 12x12 patterned paper, sheets of cardstock die cuts to match and paper packs. Be sure to come in quick as these will definitely sell out fast! (They always do!)



There's Still Room in the PRIMA 6x6 Mini Book Class on Sat., 9/13!

You all know Prima - the company that makes all those cute flowers in the bottles and the beautiful floral papers. Well, they are coming to The Island for the first time to teach a special class!

Lisa Super, a "PrimaDonna" designer from Prima Marketing will be here Sat., Sept 13 from 1-4 to teach a beautiful 6x6 mini book class titled "The 10 Things I Love Most About Me". The cost is $45.00. You'll be using tons of glittery, glitzy, girly embellishments to complete this gorgeous book. You'll also be doing lots of fun techniques such as painting and tea-dying and, of coure, flowers! The class is 3 hours long - plenty of time to complete the entire album and make it picture ready.

Sign up today as space is limited! You'll be getting loads of great product for this great price of $45.00. Stop by and check out the sample too! You'll love it! Click on the photos below to enlarge them for a closer look.

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Are You Ready for Some Cool New Products?...

The many, many boxes of brand new products are rolling in! If you haven't been by The Island lately (or within the last few days!), come on by and see what's new. Here's a taste...

We have Cosmo Cricket's "Haunted", "Mr. Campy" & "Jack's World" on our shelves! There's tons of great patterned papers, cardstock stickers, rub ons and other embellishments.



Daisy Bucket has also arrived at The Island. Their papers are beautiful and have a wonderful texture. We have "Playful Petals", "In the Meadow", "Perfect Harmony" & "Star Kissed". There are lots of patterned papers, rub ons, acrylic stamps and more. We also have LOADS of American Crafts "Thickers" Alphabet stickers to match all your layouts.



Graphic 45 "Playtimes Past" and "Botanicabella" lines are also here. These are beautiful papers in soft, neutral colors that would be great for any layouts - including heritage albums.


If you working on Disney photos, you have to check out Pinecone Press's line of patterned papers. Great colors for all those summer pictures! American Crafts has also introduced a fun line of "Flair" 3D embellishments and of course American Crafts "Thickers" swirls & more! We also have LOADS of flowers in every size and color by Bazzill. We are sure to have one to fit your needs.


And as if that's not enough, Bo Bunny has a gorgeous new line called "Back to Basics". It includes patterned paper, cardstock stickers & more.



Be sure to check back often to see what else is rolling in! We look forward to seeing you soon!