Previous month:
November 2010
Next month:
January 2011

December 2010

Special Holiday Hours

Just an FYI on our Holiday Hours:

Friday, Dec. 24: 10am-3pm

Saturday, Dec. 25: Closed

Friday, Dec. 31: 10am-3pm

Saturday, Jan. 1: Closed

**There will be no Friday Night Crops 12/24 or 12/31. We'll see you all back in January!**

If you're still looking for the perfect gift for the papercrafter in your family, we sell Gift Cards in any amount!

Happy Holidays to all our wonderfu customers!

Check out these upcoming Classes at The Island: Dec. 8-12

Check out these great classes this week at The Island.

Don't forget Technique Tuesday's in December. They will be Dec. 7 & 14 ONLY. No need to call ahead, just stop by between 5:00 & 6:30. There is a minimal fee for the projects.

Wednesday, Dec. 8: "Sweet Memories Painters Tray" Class

7Gypsies Painters Tray Class

Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Cost: $36 

Instructor: Erin Yamabe

* It's that time of year again...and with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, come and take time to create a beautiful keepsake for yourself or a lovely gift for a friend or family member. We will be creating a lovely 7 Gypsies' painter's tray with My Little Shoebox' new release, Holly Jolly! You will receive the entire new collection consisting of papers, diecuts, adorable cardstock stickers, glazed alphas and new mini alpha sets! We will be mixing it with some fun techniques to create dimension without adding too much bulk. And of course, there will be lots of shine! You will receive your own stickles to keep:) Each 4x6 panel is a mini layout that resonates what this season is all and love! You can include photos if you wish.

Supplies list: Trimmer, Scissors, Cropodile, Dry adhesive, 3L tape runners, Glossy accents, Foam dots, Glue dots, Needle, Self healing mat, Exacto knife. Stop by the store to see the sample up close! Go to our blog for more photos. It's beautiful!!


Thursday, Dec. 9: "Cricut 101"

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: $25

Instructor: Debbie Vaccaro

* In this very popular class, you'll learn how to use your Cricuit. In this class we will go over cutting, using the tools, getting the most from your mats, and basic Cricut maintenance. Please bring either your personal Cricut, the Create, or the Expressions version. Handouts will be given in class. We will talk about paper weight, setting the blade depth, speed and pressure. Please bring an extension cord, mat, and cartridge that have letters and shapes. Class time will be part lecture and then we will work on cutting from your machine and cartridge. You will take a Cricut layout home to complete. Picture and directions will be included. If you have your Cricut still in the box, now is the time to learn how to enjoy your machine! 


Friday, December 10: "Scrapbookers Jewelry Class - An Introduction"

December Necklace Class

Time: 7:00-9:30pm 

Cost: $28 

Instructor: Barbara DiConza

* We'll be making the two necklaces in this intro class, with about 20-30 minutes at the end discussing more advanced projects using scrapbooking materials.

Participants will need to bring or purchase sets of jewelry-making tools, which should include round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers (straight and curved), and flush wire cutters. It will also be helpful if you bring a small pair of scissors, a straight edge, and a pencil. Everything else will be provided. 

Stop by the store or go to our blog to see both necklaces. They are beautiful! 

Sunday, December 12: "The Beloved Cigar Box" Class

Cigar Box Class
Time: 11:30am-4:00pm

Cost: $48

Instructor: Karen France

* In this class, we'll be altering a cigar box using techniques including how to use the Tim Holtz grunge Rose, attaching hardware to cigar boxes and more. Lots of different clip art will be available for you to choose for your box and we will go over design elements using various techniques. Metal feet will also be available for purchase. You have to stop by and see the box up close. It's gorgeous! You can see more photos on our blog as well.


Check out what's happening this weekend at The Island

Don't miss our Annual Holiday Open House Sat., Dec. 4 from 11am-4pm. We'll have lots of great make-n-takes, snacks, hot cocoa and holiday cheer! No need to call ahead, just stop by. We'll be in the large crop room across the breezeway. See you tomorrow!


Sunday, Dec. 5: "Christmas Banner" Class

IMG_1386   IMG_1387

  • Time: 12noon - 3:30pm
  • Cost: $25
  • Instructor: Lorraine Coffaro
  • * Join Lorraine in making this beautiful PEACE banner. We will be doing a lot of heat embossing. The die cut we will be using is a Spellbinders Nestability called Heirloom Ornament. Please bring your favorite scissors, double sided tape, and pop ups. We'll be adding lots of embellishments to the banner. Stop by the store to see the beautiful sample!


    Check out all our December Classes & our All Day Crop. Just go to the pink bar to the left of this post and scroll down. Click on the class photos to enlarge the photos and to see more. Call today to reserve your spot.