Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

Wanting to wish all of you a Happy New Year! We wish you and your loved ones a blessed New Year; may you all follow your creative path and nuture your artistic soul. Take time for you this year and do what you love!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

New Year's Journal

Saturday, January 5
10:30 a.m.
Limit of 8
Cost $18.00 tax included

Don't miss this gorgeous class in which you will make a journal covered with handmade paper, stamped with the cutest little cupid (Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps), Glimmer Mist, Tulle and gorgeous Ancestry paper from K & Company finish the journal off perfectly.

You will get to try out the Glimmer Mist and work with Tim Holtz's new Blending Tool--and learn how to work with handmade paper.

Plus you will make a bead covered pen to match. This makes a lovely gift or perfect inspiration journal for yourself in the New Year.

Call and reserve your spot today.
Altered Art and Scrap Playground
All classes must be prepaid in advance. Please call with credit card, stop in or mail payment to 513 Main Street, Rapid City 57701

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter themed (thankyou?) card class

Saturday, December 29...10:30 am

5 winter themed cards featuring Fancy Pants and Basic Grey

envelopes included, $15.00 tax included

You will make 5 winter themed cards with some gorgeous papers and get try some fun things like flock, glitter, embossing, vintage glass glitter and a card with acetate and one with Creative Impressions felt blooms.

This is the perfect class for any beginner who is wanting to try their hand at card making or (for all you pro's) just a fun, relaxing way to get your Thank you's done. Feel free to stay and decorate the envelopes with stamps and your scraps.

Prepayment is required. Please stop in to prepay, call with credit card or mail your payment.

Class participants receive a 15% discount towards purchases on the day of the class. Not applicable towards class fee.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you! We want to thank you for all of your support and encouragement. You have made this awesome adventure and we are loving it!

Our Christmas wishes to you and your families, may you all have a blessed holiday
season. Take time to create, play and enjoy....make some's the little things that make life so special!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Congratulations Michelle Tech!

The winner of the wreath is Michelle Tech! Michelle stop in and pick up your wreath anytime! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Make N Take Saturday

Just thought I share our make n take with you for this weekend...Popcorn Christmas Bulbs. Very cute and very fun...stop by and see how these were made. A big Thankyou to Vel and Ellen for the idea.

Lelsie, Maxenzi and I had so much fun making's the little things in life that make it so fun.

New Ribbon and Brads

We got several new ribbons and lots of new brads from Creative Impressions today. These braided ribbons are fantastic. Bright and petite. We got glimmer brads and large round brads to match with all fabulous felt flowers, they've been selling like hot cakes.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Don't Forget

Don't forget to stop in and register to win the Christmas Wreath full of creative goodies. We will draw a name on Thursday and call or email the winner. You can also email us an entry or leave a comment on the blog.

New Goods from Maya Road

We just got a whole bunch of new goodies from Maya Road, and they are so much fun. I can't wait to get to create with these great products.

New upper and lower case chipboard letter, chipboard suitcases, a tabbed chipboard album and fantastic scalloped, three ring album. Love it! Plus a chipboard trinket box, a darling purse album and the cutest little chipboard train book. So cute. Oh! and I almost forgot the scalloped coasters and cute little box to store them in. You can make coasters or an awesome little book.

Maya Road,, also offers a great service for their can print off templates for their chipboard products, no more tracing and measuring. All you need to do is go to their website, click on consumers, then Creative Corner and find the matching product and you can download the template. Way cool and super easy.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Big Thankyou

Just wanted to send a great big Thank you to Vicki Chrisman for all the fabulous goodies that she sent me for participating in the Pay it Forward. Oh my gosh....everything is just so awesome. Beautiful papers, tons of Heart Warming vintage images, darling lace and trim, and the most darling pendant, plus so much more. I love it all...what a lucky girl I am. I can't wait to get to Play!!! Too much fun.
The pictures just don't do justice to how gorgeous all the goodies are or how beautiful the pendant is!!!!!!

Again stop by her blog and become totally addicted like me! LOL!

Lots of New Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage

For all of you who have fallen in love (like we have) with Craft Secrets Heartwarming Vintage, our new shipment has arrived. Lots and lots of fun new things. Fourteen new acrylic stamp sets, new cotton scraps, 7 new vintage booklets full of awesome images, new cardstock stickers with incredible vintage designs. We can't say enough about this company. They are fantastic!

Check out their website and blog and my favorite, you'll love everything you see and tons of inspiration.

Awesome Clear Pail

Thought I would share this awesome clear pail that was designed by Becky. Becky put her own spin on our version for the cookie exchange. We love this and love it when people take their own route. Very cool Becky!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Noel ( No L ) Sale

The Playground is having a No L sale this week, Tuesday through Saturday, December 11-15. What is a No L sale???? Well, you will save 15% on any company that doesn't have an L in their name, such as...Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, 7 gypsies and many more.

Stop in and save this week with this fun sale!!

A Great Weekend

Hoping all of you had a great weekend! Got all of your shopping done and hopefully a little time to relax and enjoy the beautiful snow.

We had a blast at the Cookie Exchange here at the Playground. Lots of creativity, friendship and delicious cookies...what more can you ask for. We had so much fun that we will do it again next year, maybe it will become a annual event.

I spent Sunday in the hills with my family. It was absolutely gorgeous. Crisp, clear and beautiful snow covered trees. Jack Frost has really been busy. We went sledding or let's say extreme sledding up by Deerfield. Way too much fun and I'm happy to report that there were no injuries. My husband, son and brother-in-law get a little carried away, you'd think they were competing in the X games or something.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pay it Forward

I was checking out my favorite blog yesterday when I came upon the paragraphs below about a Pay if Forward (PIF) exchange and I just had to respond. I love all of Vicki Chrisman's work and I am a huge fan of her's. I was one of the first three to respond, so we receive a handmade gift from her.

In turn, we will Pay it Forward. So the first three who leave a comment on our blog requesting to join the exchange will receive a handmade surprise from us. In turn you have to Play it Forward to 3 people and keep it going. You can post it on your blog or just keep it going among your friends. Just like Vicki says you can wait til after the holidays to Pay it Forward.

Check out Vicki's blog here:


Yesterday while I was checking out the very talented Kristy's work at Tikkelperin jutskia, I saw this post and decided I wanted to play along. With it being the season of giving , I thought it would be the perfect chance to get in the spirit.

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF (Pay it forward) exchange.I'm not sure what that gift will be. It will be a surprise! The only thing you have to do in return is to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. So basically, if you’re one of the first 3 comments, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make! Once you sign up, I'll email you to let you know that you are one of the three. Then copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work. Pay it Forward!

It doesn't have to be anything major or time consuming... it's just the "giving" thing. Here are three little charms I made for mine. The first three of you who want to play along...just let me know. Either post here , or shoot me an email. I'll send you one of these.. and you can continue the "Play it forward" whenever it works for you. I know it's a busy time of year... so you can even wait until after the holidays to do yours if you wish. Just thought it would be fun.

Christmas Tag Workshop

Tag Workshop & CD Folder

20 tags (10 designs) & CD Folder

Saturday, December 15th, 10:30 am
cost -$24.00 tax and snacks included

Need to make some handmade tags for all your packages? Then this is the workshop for you. You will make 20 tags, 2 of each design, and a beautiful CD folder to store them in. There are a variety of tags, from super cute to vintage, and everything in between.

We have room for 10 and we will be serving holiday snacks. Just a nice way for you to unwind and spend a couple hours among friends. Hope to see you soon!

Call or email to reserve your spot, 721-play (7529) or
All classes must be prepaid to reserve your spot. You can call us with a credit card number, stop in or mail a check.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Register to Win!!!

We will be giving away this great wreath filled with all kinds of little goodies for your creative soul. Some of the little goodies include: Bare Elements small tag book, valentine embellishments, mini Noel Stampington clear stamp, Doodlebug Christmas Jewels, mini glue dots, Creative Impressions Felt Flowers, Gooseberry Patch ornament.

All you have to register to win is leave a comment on the blog, subscribe to the blog, or stop in the store to register.

The wreath will be given away the week before Christmas.