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December 2008

Just a Reminder of our Holiday Hours

We hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. We just want to remind you our hours for today and tomorrow:

Wed., Dec. 31: 10am- 3pm
Thurs., Jan. 1: Closed

We'll be back to regular hours on Friday, Jan. 2; 10am-9pm. We'll be having our regular Friday Night Crop as well. Call to sign up! 408-978-8900.

We hope you all have a wonderful NEW YEAR and can't wait to see you all in 2009!


Check out all our January classes & Crops listed on the left of this post!

We have lots of great classes coming up in January! Be sure to go over to the pink bar on the left and scroll down to all the class descriptions & to see more photos. Below is just a taste of what's to come! Click on the highlighted names in this post to go to the teacher's blog. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing your at The Island!

Lisa Super from Prima will be here January 10 to teach 2 classes.

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Debbie Vaccaro is also teaching her popular Scrapbooking 101 class and a beautiful Bo Bunny Recipe Book class.

And we're very excited to welcome Debby Schuh from New York who'll be teaching 2 classes on January 31.

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All these classes are sure to fill up fast, so call now to hold your spot!

Get Current Issues of SCRAPBOOK TRENDS Magazines at the Island at a HUGE Discount!

Do you love all the Scrapbook Trends Magazines and Idea Books? Do you want them all, but don't want to pay full price for them? (They can be pricey!). Then stop by the Island to get them at a great lower price.


January 2009 Scrapbook Trends is specially priced for you at $8.99 (regularly $14.94)

"Oh Baby" Special Issue is $10.99 (regularly $17.95)

January 2009 Cards Magazine is $11.99 (regularly $19.95)

Don't worry - if you have already purchased any or all of these magazines, you did get the discounted price! We just wanted to tell everyone else about these great prices!

WOW! Congratulations to KAREN FRANCE for Winning 1st Place in the "Graphic 45" ScrapOFF Contest!!!

Karen France has done it again! She has created an absolutely beautiful "Christmas Carousel" using Graphic 45 Papers and the 7 Gypsies Photo Carousel and won FIRST PLACE in their "Winter Wonderland ScrapOFF" contest. If you've been by the store lately, we're sure you've seen Karen's gorgeous creation behind the counter. We've had MANY people want to buy it! Check out this link to Graphic 45 to see Karen's winning entry and check out this link to read more from Karen and see more photos of her project. Click on the photo below to enlarge the image.

We are all SO very proud of you Karen! You always do such beautiful work. You are such an amazing person and a huge asset to our store. All the customers - and your coworkers - just love you!


What a Great Way to Celebrate a Birthday!

All of us at The Island want to thank a wonderful group of ladies from Salinas who stopped by to celebrate Jennifer's birthday and shop with us. They always fill our store with their enthusiasm and excitement when they come in. We look forward to seeing you in February for Judy's big day!

Pictured left to right: Debbie Otmar, Laurie (store owner), Judy Sinatra, Jennifer Fletcher (the birthday girl!) and Katheryn Annereall.

We have TONS of NEW 2009 Hero Arts Rubber Stamps!

We just finished unpacking all the BRAND NEW Hero Arts Stamps. These are the ones featured in the new 2009 Catalog. We have the traditional wood mounted stamps, stamp sets, acrylic stamps & stamp pads. Come in quick for best selection. We've had lots of calls about these stamps, so come quick before they are all gone! These would make great gifts & stocking stuffers too!

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What a GREAT Holiday Open House We Had Last Saturday...Come See!

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated in our Annual Holiday Open House this past Saturday. It was super fun and everyone who came left with awesome Make & Takes! All our teachers did fantastic jobs - people are still raving over their great projects - so we all thank you VERY MUCH for sharing all your talent with us! Be sure to click on the photos below to see larger versions.
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