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January 2011

Some SAVE the DATES & more exciting Teachers Coming to The Island

We've been busy, busy, busy!! Get your calendars out because we have some dates for you of events that you won't want to miss! We also are working with a few other amazing teachers and will let you know when we have dates for them too! Ready?!....

Friday, Feb. 4 AND Saturday, Feb. 5: Debby Schuh will be here teaching THREE amazing classes! Scroll down to the next post to see all the details and MORE photos that were just added! Call today to sign up!

Friday, Mar. 4 - Sunday, Mar. 6: Marion Smith will be here. Check out her awesome projects at

Friday, Apr. 1 and Saturday, Apr. 2: Heidi Swapp will be back! Please check your emails in the near future for more info and when sign ups begin.

Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17: Donna Salazar is coming to the Island too! See her beautiful work at

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15: National Scrapbook Day Weekend. More info to follow. Check your email in the future for when signs ups begin.


Debby Schuh to Teach 3 Very Special Classes on February 4 & 5. Sign up Today!

Join celebrity designer and scrapbooker, Debby Schuh, on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5 at The Island. She'll be teaching 3 very special classes and you'll want to sign up for all of them! Check out the descriptions & photos below.

Fri., Feb. 4, 6:30-9:30pm: "The Recipe of Me" Album; $60


This adorable album is delightfully created to hold the stories of the people, places, and events that have made you YOU. You can get a better picture of where you are going by looking back at where you've been. What are the ingredients that make you unique, that have prepared you to live your life with purpose? Everyone of us has a unique story to tell... if you don't tell it, who will? This album could be a personal discovery journal or a tribute to those who have gone before and shaped you along the way. Or it can just be a sweet album for any occasion! 

Filled with techniques and products from October Afternoon, Melissa Frances, American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts, and 7gypsies, this album will be a keepsake to treasure or to gift to someone extra-special!

Supplies to bring to class Essential: 12" paper trimmer, ruler, pencil, scissors, tape runner adhesive, gluestick, foam squares, glue dots, craft knife and cutting mat, Tiny Attacher or stapler. 

Optional: 7gypsies Binderie punch or Crop A Dile, a picture of you as a child that will fit behind a 1 1/2" x 3 1/4" door opening. 

Class kit to go does not include stamps or paints.

**Bonus** As a special treat you can stay after the Friday night class and enjoy cropping until Midnight at no extra charge!

Sat., Feb. 5, 10:30am-1:30 pm: "Peace Keeper": $62


Peace in my heart and peace in this world is my prayer for this year, and one of the tools I'm going to use to help me achieve that is by tucking my cares and my prayers into this enchanting 7gypsies receipt holder. Once my prayer is written down and tucked away, I can rest in giving it to God. Filled with reminders to believe and be brave and to have hope, this display board can hang or stand on an easel and hold pictures and thoughts to encourage you along the way. A separate mini album can hang on a clip or be tucked in your bag to carry with you. That's my inspiration, but, of course, you can use this beautiful project for anything you can imagine!

Your class kit will be filled with gorgeous products from 7gypsies, Tim Holtz Idea-ology, and May Arts. Everything shown in the picture is included in your kit including the receipt holder.

Supplies to bring to class: Essential: 12 " paper trimmer, ruler, scissors, pencil, tape runner adhesive, glue stick, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (or other ink to distress with), non-stick craft mat, sanding tool, Crop A Dile. 

Optional: corner rounder punch, edge distresser

Class kit to go does not include stamps.

Sat., Feb. 5, 2:30-5:30pm: "Junket Journal"; $60


Whether traveling near or far, this refashioned 7gypsies portfolio journal will be ready to take along for scrapbooking as you go. Just take your journal and a little bag with a few supplies, and you'll be ready to capture every memory along the way. Already home from your adventure? Your interactive album, with lots of pockets and pages and places for photos, journaling, and your memorabilia, will be ready to fill with all the stuff that makes the memories come alive again. (Not going anywhere?... this album is perfect for recording the daily journey of life!)

We'll get inky as we create with this kit packed with products from 7gypsies and Studio Calico, as well as Cosmo Cricket, American Tag, Tim Holtz Idea-ology and the office supply store.

Supplies to bring to class: Essential: 12" paper trimmer, ruler, pencil, scissors, tape runner adhesive, glue stick, sand paper or tool, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad (or any color ink you like to distress with), non-stick craft mat, old magazine, Tiny Attacher or any stapler, scoring tool.

Optional: 7gypsies Binderie punch, corner rounder punch, favorite border punch 

A kit to go does not include stamps.

Be sure to check out Debby's Blog at for more great ideas!

Call to day to reserve your spot as Debby's classes will fill up fast!