Monday, August 30, 2010

Back 2 School Photos, Some Echo Park Cards, and a New Technique Class

I had lots of people say they wanted to make it to the 40% off select product sale for Crazy Days but had scheduling conflicts...so your in luck, I left the two tables up full of product. Still lots left...stop in and save and check out all the beautiful new products that have arrived. You have to see the new My Mind's Eye Lost and Found and the new spellbinders...new Unity and so so so much more. Sale continues through Saturday!


Here are my two observers to the morning chaos of the first day of school. They are both laid back and calm, good thing...as having an almost 13 year daughter and the drama of the perfect outfit, the perfect hair and so on could drive almost anyone into a Maniac Monday. But these two, Nell and Calamity, totally laid back and just going with the flow.
Our annual back to school photo...she is growing up all too fast! Yikes!


Sharing some cards I created today using the new Echo Park Happy Halloween line. Love it..love the cards..super fun! Can't wait to do more with this and other lines from this amazing company. By the way, I didn't forget about the drawing on Friday...just a busy, busy day. Melissa Lipp is the winner of the Happy Halloween Collection Pack from Echo Park. Congratulations and I will see you at class on Tuesday. Thanks for becoming a fan of their awesome Facebook page.







Come in on Wednesday, September 1, and make this super cute mini composition book with Sass a frass paper and make your own Glimmer Misted ribbon. A fun and great technique to make your own custom ribbon. Cost is $1.00. No supplies needed. 10-3.


Too Good to Pass Up Tuesday, Sept 7, at 6:00 pm. A two page layout for $10.00 featuring papers from Sass A Frass paper, floss and some Glimmer Mist. Please bring scissors, adhesives including popdots and glue dots and a paper trimmer. Please call 721-7529 or email artplay@rushmore.com to reserve your spot.

An Alcohol Ink Technique Class, Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 and 2:00. Cost is $10.00. Come play with the alcohol inks and try out this super fun technique with a can of air. It's literally a blast. I had so much fun! This is a technique class, you can take the finished product home and turn them into cards, but it's super messy, so I didn't want to have cardstock and ribbon mixed into to the fun. Like I said, it's a bit messy so don't wear anything fantastic class. Please bring a can of air, like for cleaning your keyboard or your electronics...hint, hint...if your bring a friend you could share a can and be prepared to be carded to purchase it. LOL! Call 721-7529 or email artplay@rushmore.com to reserve your spot.














Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sharing layouts and available kits


I wanted to share this adorable two page layout the Kara did with the new Heebie Jeebie line from We R Memory Keepers. It's is so awesome, just too cute! She snagged her little neighbor, Ethan and got him all set up for Halloween in the middle of August. LOL! What we won't do for great layouts and cute kids! He is adorable!


This kit is for sale for $8.00. Everything is precut, you just have to fine tune the kits a bit and each kit includes a photo. They are available for purchase at the store or they can be shipped...I will add the exact charge of shipping to the kit!


And since it's back to school week, the following kit is available with free with any $10.00 purchase this week, while supplies last! Great page featuring Jenni Bowlin, Sass a frass and Cosmo Cricket papers. Everything is cut and ready to put together, quick and fast! Photo included.







Friday, August 27, 2010

Spellbinders Shapeabilites and Unity Stamps have arrived!

They are here and they are fantastic!!!!!

The Unity Stamps are red rubber, cling foam...so they stamp like a great red rubber stamp with the ease of storage. They are adorable, fun and perfect for card making with a great price point of $3.99! Can't beat that for a rubber stamp!

The new Spellbinder Shapeabilites are so cool. Halloween and Christmas sets are here and they are going to make papercrafting so much fun with such great designs...amazing, endless possibilities.

Next week, some of the new labels will arrive and some of the new nestabilites. Yippee!!!

Don't forget Crazy Days on Saturday, the 28th from 10-4! 40% off tons of select products!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CRAZY DAYS DOWNTOWN, SATURDAY AUG 28

CRAZY DAYS
DOWNTOWN
SATURDAY AUGUST 28
Lots going on Downtown, lots of stores participating and free entertainment!
ALTERED ART AND SCRAP PLAYGROUND
40% Select Paper Crafting Sale
10-4 on Saturday
Tons of new arrivals, so many that I am running out of paper racks....so my loss is your gain...
40% off select merchandise from these companies and more
Jenni Bowlin
Fancy Pants
My Mind's Eye
We R Memory Keepers
October Afternoon
Echo Park Paper
Sass A Frass Lass
Pink Paislee
and many more!!!!
Customer Appreciation Cards will not be credited during this sale on clearance merchandise!
Stop in and save big, shop the new...tons of great new lines from the best companies in the industry.
You will fall in love with all the new products, too!
It's going to be one fabulous paper crafting season!
The new lines are incredible!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Upcoming Classes

August 31, Tuesday at 6:00 pm. My Mind's Eye 8x8 Wall Hangings. Get started on some Christmas gifts, with these fun layered wall hangings. Tons of fun papers to work with, and a great bargain of a class at $10.00.
Please bring scissors, adhesive, a paper trimmer, a eyelet setter and your choice of color ink!
Call 721-7529 or email artplay@rushmore.com to reserve your spot!!!September 7, Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Too Good to Pass Up Tuesday. Two great pages featuring Sass a frass papers, a little Glimmer Mist and a little floss to mix things up. My adorable grand niece Tylie makes this one of my favorite layouts this summer. Is she not the cutest??? Thanks to my sis in law for the pictures.

Cost is $10.00. Please bring scissors, a paper trimmer, and adhesive to class. Call 721-7529 or email artplay@rushmore.com to reserve your spot.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Teresa Collins Freestyle

Fun, new, and fresh describe this new line from Teresa Collins...Freestyle! Sorry for the small pics but you can see how fun it is. I have been searching for the perfect pink line for October Breast Cancer Awareness month and fell in love with this line. I don't know why, maybe because it's brave and makes a statement of a free strong spirit. Can't wait to create with it and can't wait to use the two transparencies shown here at the bottom, pink zebra and black stars....cute pinwheels, I bet.
Not too many comments on the blog or emails for the Echo Park Happy Halloween Drawing...see previous post. What's up with that??? It's an amazing collection...don't miss out on your chance to win it!!!












Sunday, August 22, 2010

Echo Park Paper's Happy Halloween

Echo Park's Happy Halloween Collection has arrived at the Playground. One of the most fabulous Halloween collections I have ever seen. Great double sided papers perfect for the beginning scrapbooker and all the way to the most advanced, plus small prints perfect for card makers. Bright, fun and super fantastic.
If you are on Facebook, you should be following Echo Park Paper! Tons of great layouts and cards and the best give aways and fun contests. Madison Parker is just doing amazing things with his new company, he is one of my favorite people in the industry, and Echo Park is taking the scrapbook world by storm. Follow the Facebook page and join in the fun that he and his team are creating!
To celebrate the arrival of Echo Park and more than 75 subscribers to the blog, I will give away a complete collection pack of Happy Halloween. All you have to do to get in on the drawing is like Echo Park's Facebook Page. Leave a comment on the blog or send me an email that you are following on Facebook and your name gets entered into the drawing held on Friday, the 27th. Leave a comment on Echo Park's Page that Altered Art and Scrap Playground sent you and your name goes in twice.
I know some of you already follow Echo Park and your name will go into the drawing as well, no need to worry there!
Follow along and enjoy the journey with Echo Park Paper, you won't be disappointed! There is so much more to come from Echo Park!





























Thursday, August 19, 2010

6 weeks and counting....

til the best scrapbooking retreat in the Black Hills area....

Scrappin Ladies 6 th Annual Rushmore retreat, October 1-3, at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center. Registration deadline is Sept 25, but if you register by Sept 1, your name goes into a drawing for a FREE room. So don't delay, register today! Call 605-224-1544 or 605-721-7529 for more information.

Scrappin Ladies, Altered Art and Scrap Playground and Stampin' Up will be there. Will you?
Lynne and I went to CHA, had a ton of fun and all of the new fun is just starting to roll in. Both of us will have lots of new product, don't miss out on the fun!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

September Magazines are here...and a Heebie Jeebie winner!

The new September Magazines are here from North Ridge Media are here and wow are they fabulous. Come in and grab them at 40% off cost!!!



The winner of the Heebie Jeebie Scrapbook Pad is Holly Palmer! Yay! Holly! Can't wait to see what you create!!! Stop by with that adorable baby girl when you have a chance!!
I appreciate all of your comments. I especially love Angie's comment of what gives her the Heebie Jeebies was to think of my store closing and having to by junk at Hobby Lobby or Michaels! I seriously love you!!!