Friday, December 31, 2010

Love this weather (for scrapping!)

I totally love this kind of weather for creating! Really, it's not good for much else now is it? Also, thankful to my girl friends with adorable babies! So fun to scrap little people as my kids are far from the fun adorable stage. They just look at me like "really, seriously, more pictures Mom"! Hurray for all of the cute babies I have scrapped this week!

Saw a similar sketch somewhere a while back and now I can't find it or remember it for the life of me, so if it's yours please let me know so I can give you credit. Just remembered it is was random bits of paper feeling up the layout and started creating. Love how they both turned how the first one turned out with Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness line. I wanted to give a try with a totally different type of photo and different style of paper...Echo Park's Be Mine Collection. Totally different but I love the results just as much as the first one, and love both little girls so it was fun to do this. One Sketch...two great layouts!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Two more layouts to share!

Precious baby layouts with the fabulous Little Boy Collection from Echo Park! Love this line! love these photos!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sharing some layouts!

Hope that you are finding time to do some creating! I am totally enjoying my vacation! Thought I would share a couple of layouts with you. First, a layout with We R Memory Keepers Merry January! Adorable! Thanks Sheena for sharing pictures with me of ever so precious Maddox!!
Next, from the new Fancy Pants Collection Love Birds. Adore the line, it's traditional Fancy Pants, my fave!
Both lines are available at the store! I hope you do some creating this week and I would love to see you post your fabulous creations on the store's Facebook page!!! Just click on the Facebook button on the right!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Closed for the Holidays, Pre Inventory Sale and New Classes

Having problems with my email, so I am hoping you find the info you need here. The store will be closed until Tuesday, January 4. Just taking a break and enjoying my family and friends for a few days.

Saturday, January 8, will be the annual Pre Inventory Clearance Sale, 40 to 60% off store wide, some exclusions do apply! Don't miss this, it's your chance to save big and stock up. I will send out more info as the date approaches.

Next up, new classes for the New Year.

Thursday night, January 6 at 6pm, Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas Layouts. Cost is $20.00.
We will be doing four layouts using Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas Collection Pack. There is so much included in this pack, you will be able to get all of your Christmas photos scrapped. You will receive 12 sheets of double sided papers, two 12x12 sticker sheets, and a border and elements sheet. Plus, 3 sheets of card stock. Needless to say you will go home with tons of extras. I have been creating with this kit for sometime, tags, layouts and I still have a ton left. This is a great value and great fun. You might recognize the first layout from my guest spot on Echo Parks Blog and we will be making 3 more. There is room for lots of photos on all of these layouts, these are just suggestions and something to give you a bit of visual aid so you can be inspired.
Please bring scissors, adhesives (including pop dots and glue dots), a paper trimmer and an catseye ink of your choice to class.
Please call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot. You can leave a message or send an email this week. I will be checking the answering machine and email daily.

Tuesday, January 11 at 6pm, Flip Calendar featuring Elle's Studio Calendar Cards. Cost is $10.00. Please bring scissors and adhesive to class. Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot. Again, I will be checking email and the answering machine all week.
This is a quick and easy class with great finished product. We will be distress inking the back pages of the calendars, assembling the pages and if you wish to have a different color frame you can alcohol ink the frame. You can use any color you would like, I will provide the alcohol inks or you may wish to take it home and paint it. You can customize it any way you would like. Elle's Studio is a fairly new company with lots of great tags, journaling spots and calendars. You will be seeing lots more to come from them in the New Year. Such a cute project for your desk, kitchen or your scrap table.

Saturday, January 15 at 10 am, WE R Memory Keepers Merry January Cards. cost is $15.00. Please bring scissors and adhesives to class. Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot.
We will be making 8 cards with the beautiful winter line from We R. I did add a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and some embossing folders here and there to complete these cute cards. I love this line, and I will share a layout this week that I also did with this line. So wintery and cute!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Taking a moment on a beautiful Christmas Eve spent with all of my family to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and all the blessings this special holiday brings to you and yours!

I have been so very blessed by all of you and your continued support of Altered Art and Scrap Playground. Words cannot express my gratitude.

Have a blessed Christmas my friends!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Mind's Eye Winners for the Corner Stone Rescue Mission!!

Before I let you know the winners of the My Mind's Eye Raffle to help support the Corner Stone Rescue Mission...let me thank you for you're amazing generosity and support for such an important cause. The raffle raised $208.00 dollars, pretty impressive. That will help feed 104 people, pretty amazing. Words can not express how thankful I am to each an everyone of you for helping support this and give of yourselves at Christmas! Thank you!

The winners are Nancy Von Eye and Rosie Kean! Congratulations ladies, pick up your prizes any time!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

January New Magazines are here!

Just a quick note to let you know the new January Magazines are here. Cards, Scrapbook Trends and Create: Mini Albums (lost the picture somewhere along the way)! As always fabulous ideas and great discounted prices!

Distress Reinkers and Cut and Dry Foam are back in make sure stop in and check that out.
Plus don't forget you have until Friday to buy raffle tickets for the My Mind's Eye Giveaway benefiting the Corner Stone Mission. I have sold quite a few tickets but hoping to help the community a bit give and have a chance to win a great prize package from a leader in the industry...My Mind's Eye!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Check this out!!! Congratulations to Kendra for winning Tim's grandprize of the new Vagabond cool is that!! Woo Hoo!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Concert photos and reminder

Sharing a few pictures from the amazing concert the other night....the beautiful Carri Underwood... cute shot...

great shot of Billy

okay this one is cute too!

And a reminder that you have one week left to get your raffle tickets to win the My Mind's Eye Giveaway to help support the Corner Stone Rescue Mission! I draw for a winner of the December 17!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Saturday, December 11 Card Class with Guest Artist Donna Degen

Saturday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m., join Donna Degen and create this fun, whimsical cards and tags. Donna has made some wonderful creations to share with all of you. The cutest 'em! I was having a heck of a time with the wind, snow, and bright lights, so I apologize for not the greatest photos. I hoping to get her to design one more tag for us! A little stamping, some die cuts, glitter, distress inks and Glimmer Mist make for a fun and technique filled class.

3 cards and 2 tags...envelopes included. Please bring scissors and adhesives to class. Cost is $15.00. Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot.

Saturday's Make n Take and Tax Free Super Saturday

I have a great technique to share with you on Saturday, using Ranger's Cut and Dry Foam and Distress's so great, so fun and so easy. Make n Take will be from 10-3. I am asking you to bring one of your favorite stamps (bring a Tim Stamp, if you have one, Santa's are bit hard though)with you and a acrylic block, if it is not wood mounted. I will supply the rest of the fun (tags, reinkers and foam) and of course you can use some of the one's I have already created with the cut and dry foam. You can get all of this great color without having to color your stamp or color your image. You'll love it and it's so perfect for mass producing lots of cards or tags. Come give it a're going looooove it! I had the privilege of learning from the master, himself. You guys will just have to make do with me! LOL!
Plus, enjoy Super Saturday tax and participating merchants...and yes, I would be one of those!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Mind's Eye Raffle to benefit the Corner Stone Rescue Mission

My Mind's Eye has graciously donated two great prize packs with over a $50.oo retail value each! My choice of what to use them for, and my choice is to raise money to feed the homeless at the Corner Stone Rescue Mission. $1.92 buys a meal for a person in need, raffle tickets will be $2.00. Buy has many as you like between now and Friday, December 17 to win one of these great packs.

Each pack has nine doubled sided papers, a diecut sheet, chipboard shapes, ribbon, brads, stamps and each pack comes with a stack of My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas papers.

The first one pictured is I of the paper did not load, but there are nine double sided papers that go with this line, too. This one is Holly Jolly.

One of my favorite parts of this store is your amazing generosity and the will to help others in need! We all have been blessed with so very much in our lives, that this is such an easy way to give back. $11.52 feeds 6 people, $23.04 feeds 12! How amazing and easy is that!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thank you!

I just wanted to say "Thank you" to all of you who came in and donated to the Food Drive. I really appreciate all that you do for me and it is so wonderful to give back to the community! The kids had fun loading up the KOTA Food Drive Shopping Carts at the Parade of Lights, last night. They loaded over 40 pounds of food. Pretty cool!
Again, thanks for all you do!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tim Embossed Tags, Food Drive and Support Small Business Day

Saturday, 10 to 3 pm...Tim Holtz Inspired Tags with his embossing make n take!
Bring canned food for the food drive and receive 25% off your entire purchase, tomorrow only! (ribbon, cardstock, adhesives and already reduced magazines excluded).

Come in and support your local small businesses..see side of blog for more details!
Don't let the parade barricades discourage can park up until 4:30 downtown...then they will start asking you to move. So, you have plenty of time to create, shop and save!

We will being using Distress Inks, Embossing Folders, Perfect Pearls Mist and Vintage Class Glitter! Too fun to miss!!!

PMS Thursday Nights Return in December

Pizza, M&M's and Scrapping return on Thursday nights this December!
Thursday night, December 2, 6 pm, Basic Grey Jovial Page kit! Cost is $20.00. Please bring scissors, adhesives,(including pop dots and glue dots), catseye ink (color of your choice).

We will be making a 2 gorgeous one page layouts and one 2 page layout from Basic Grey. 4 pages done in one night..pretty great!

Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot!

PMS Thursday night, December 9 at 6 pm....Leah returns with another great Diva Girl Purse Party. The cutest purses and all kinds of other goodies, jewelery, scarves, name it she's got it! For all of you who ask where I get my great purses...this is the place. All are invited, to an open house style party, bring a friend...hang out, relax, and enjoy refreshments. The store will remain open for all your shopping needs!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I've been spotted by Jillibean Soup!

Check it out here:

Love Jillibean...adore the new Christmas Chestnut Soup line!

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Glitter Snowflake Card

Playing with a bit of glitter today with the new Maya Road Chipboard Snowflakes, Echo Park's Everybody Love Christmas and some Cosmo.

Tim Holtz Stamps have arrived!

Fabulous stamps as always...the creativity is endless with these! Can't wait to do some serious playing and creating with these. Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps, simply the greatest to work with!
Oh my! Love the pinecone!
Incredible Details!

Snowflakes are my fave!
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Basic Grey

These just arrived!
New Basic Grey's Sixxix Dies have arrived! Sizzlitts and Embosslits! Too Cute!

A cute tree to come too! These adorable and super fun!!