Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scrummage Sale and new products!!!

Hope every one's week is off to a great start! I thought I would share some photos, new products and events coming up soon at the store with you.

We will be hosting our First Annual Scrummage Sale, Friday evening, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. All you have to do is call us to reserve a spot for your stuff, we will assign you a number, you number and mark you items for the price you want, bring it in and we will take care of the selling for you. In return, you will receive a gift certificate to the store for the amount you sell! A fun way to clean out your stash and get some credit for all the fun new items to come at the store. You can bring in stamps, papers, embellishments, books, magazines...anything paper crafting related. It should be fun! We will open it to our customers on Friday evening and we will place an ad in the garage sales for all to see on Saturday. You will need to have your number by Wednesday, August 13 and your stuff to us by the following Wednesday, August 2o. Here's our number, 721-PLAY (7529) and our email, artplay@rushmore.com.

We were four wheeling the other day and came across a pair of these beautiful little birds. Very curious little guys, they followed us for about a 1/4 of a mile, just flying beside us most of the way. One finally stopped to pose fore the camera. Isn't he stunning?! I'm not sure what type of bird he is, so if anyone knows please get back to me with his name...he deserves the credit.
This week's MAKE N TAKE is a Glimmer Misted Tag (Kay and I already sprayed them for you) with a hand stitched butterfly (yep, that's your part). Come in and try your hand at stitching with Bazzill In Stitches templates. I love them, that add so much to a card or a layout, without going overboard. They are so much fun and such a hit, Bazzill had 8 new templates coming out soon along with their second book featuring the line, IN STITCHES 2. We have them all on pre order and we let you know as soon as they arrive. We will be doing a pre order from INKADINKADO'S BIG CATALOG, come in and browse over the catalog. Place your order and save 15% off the regular price. We will require a 1/2 down deposit. Lots and lots of great stamps, something to fit every body's style from cute, simple, detailed, collage, vintage and artsy. Clear stamps, sets, and wood mounted stamps.
Here's a great new little accordion book from Creative Imaginations that stores away in it's own little box. It would make an awesome little travel album or wonderful little album for fall. We just got in 26 colors of Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock. Great cardstock with a subtle dot print and on the back just a nice soft washed look of the same color. Kay and I thought this would be a fun addition to the cardstock and so far it's a hit. Everyone just oooohh's and awes over it. They are several new colors to come, too. It just adds a little more flair to a project when plain old cardstock just won't do. You gotta try em!!!
Finally, here are the pictures of the new KI MEMORIES papers. Lost them somewhere in the computer, magically reappeared this week! Weird! But anyway, great shimmery papers...just fun stuff.

Love this one with just a POP of color!
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Lots and lots of new stuff to come...great new companies and new products...so keep checking back often. It is going to be so much fun!!!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention, that we will not be having any classes in August! We are going to take a bit of a breather before Fall and the Holiday season start. We just figure with the Rally and back to school, which everyone is so busy with that we would take a little break. We will continue with Make n Takes and return to classes in September, adding a couple during the week, some crops, and maybe an additional Saturday afternoon class!! too

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


New Glimmer Mists have arrived at the Playground. All the Fall, Winter and 3 special editions are here. Oh what fun! Kay and I love this stuff, totally addicted. If you haven't tried it, you really have to give it a whirl! You'll be hooked. Fall colors include: Auburn, Cinnamon, Huckleberry, Sage, Khaki and Twilight!!! Imagine all the gorgeous Autumn projects you can create!!!

Winter and Limited Editions include Dew Berry, Snow Angel(my favorite), Silver Bells, Wild Currant, Winter Pine, Slate, Old Lace, Black Gold (OOOOHH! COOL) and Frost.

Way too much fun! Come check them out...so much fun!!!!

Glitz Designs...Great NEW Company

Wanted to share with you some of the new items from Glitz Designs...great new company with great ideas and products. These are the cutest little bird chipboards with rhinestones already added. Sorry for the badly positioned photo. Fun papers...love this one!! We received 6 papers from them...all double sided and a great paper crafting weight. I hate paper that is too flimsy if you know what I mean.
Love this one, too!!!!!!!!!
And this one!!!!!!!
Plus, they make these great little Roller Doodles...just run through your ink pad for the perfect border or accent. They come in flowers, arrows, circles, polka dots and a couple more. Really fun and inexpensive.
They have some great rub ons that are 6x12inches. Pretty cool. Flowers, flourishes and a great grid pattern...I just can't find the photos on the card. We also got several colors of rhinestone strips that are flexible. You can create your own designs with them....such as spirals, or arrows or write names with them. Very fun. I'll try and find them somewhere on this card.

We have tons of new stuff coming in, I'll try to keep you posted on all the fun!!! I'll post all the new KI MEMORIES papers tomorrow! Love it!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Distress Stickles and Metallic Crackle Paints

Can you believe it!! I'm so excited about the new line of Distress Stickles from Tim Holtz and Ranger. The new colors will match all the distress inks and give whole new look and meaning to the word Distress. Kay and I can't wait for these to arrive. Make sure to check out Tim's blog again to see this very cool new line and the new metallic crackle paints along with the Picket Fence White Crackle. Woo HOO for T!m!!!
We will let you know when the shipment arrives! If we don't hoard them all for ourselves! LOL
Have a wonderful, creative week you guys...take to time to PLAY!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Check out Tim Holtz's blog

Hey all you bloggers! Hope you're having a great weekend! Make sure to click on the link to Tim Holtz's blog on the left and take a peek at all the fun, inspiring new products he is adding to his Idea-ology Line. Oh my gosh! Way cool!

What's even better is Kay and I have already placed the order for all of it! So stop in and take a peek on his blog and patiently wait for it's arrival at the Playground! I can hardly wait! Love it! Love it!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Toodles!!

Happy Birthday to my older brother Todd! We won't say how old his is, because turn about is always fair play and he will get even with me!

I made this Bare Elements gift card holder for him. A simple, quick little project. I used Fancy Pants Papa line, KI Memories Hopscotch Lace Card stock, Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Adage Tickets, Muse Tokens, and Game Spinners (middle of the flower), Stampendous Class a Peel Crown, American Craft Felt Flowers, Mark Richards Gems, and Bo Bunny Birthday Rub ons. Love this photo of him, when he turned 1!!! And now he's ??????
Now, all I have to do is get the gift card! LOL! At least, I got the card done on time! Amazing!
I just ordered these Bare Elements Gift Card holders, they should be here next week! They'll be perfect for Birthday's and Christmas!

Again, Happy Birthday Todd! Love ya lots!!! (Not that he would read my blog or anything, but his wife might!)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Pre CHA Sale and Make n Take

This week's make n take is a fun card from K & Company Paper Flower pad. Come check it out! Just punch them out and your ready to create. Last week we did the little purses and everyone loved them so we thought we'd try the flowers. We just started with a rep from K & Company, so if you love these little treasures let us know...it really helps us out when we know what you guys like. So far these are a hit. Plus they have lots of Christmas one's too.

Also, we have sale this week. 25% off store wide. We're calling it our Pre CHA Sale. All the new is being debut in Chicago this coming weekend and we've been getting lots of sneak peaks from our suppliers. Love it! Love it! Love it! So we need to make room for all of the new stuff we need (want)(have to have) to order.

The sale runs Tuesday, July 15 to Friday, July 18. Make sure to stop by and help us make room for all the new things to come!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Awards from Vicki C

Wow! Words can not express how honored I am to receive these two awards from the fabulous Vicki Chrisman. She is so amazing and so talented...someday when I grow up, I want to be just 1/10 as talented as she is. Thanks so much Vicki, you inspire me everyday!!! Make sure to stop by her blog, I've had the link since I started this one, but if you already don't visit her blog often, you are truely missing out!! http://www.vickichrisman.blogspot.com/

The rules for receiving this award are:

1) Put the logo on your blog.

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4) Add links to those blogs on yours.

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

I'll share with you some of the other blogs I visit and the talented designers that I would like to pass this award along to.

Confessions of a Pioneer Womanhttp://www.blogger.com/www.thepioneerwoman.com amazing blog, make to check out all the photography tips.

Tim Holtz (of course)timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/ what more is there to say.

Bits and Pieceshttp://www.blogger.com/www.probleminmyhouse.blogspot.com love this one

Funky Phresh Papier Kreationshttp://www.funkyphreshpapierkreations.blogspot.com/ very fun

Karla's Cottage http://www.karlascottage.typepad.com/ love it

a little about me and my life http://www.tammykay.typepad.com/ amazing

scrap with tessa....just click on the link to the left. Amazing talent!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

K&Company Berry Sweet CD Folder Album Class

July 26, Saturday,10:15 am. Cost is $20.00. A great little mini-album all decked out with summer fruits from the Berry Sweet Collection. Three CD Folders with lots of tags and pullouts for photos adhered together to make the perfect summer mini album. Kay did an awesome job designing this little book celebrating her sister-in-law Lori's 50th Birthday. Happy Birthday! Enjoy! Make sure to call to reserve your spot! 721-7529. Scissors and adhesive required. This one is definitely a treasure!

Thought I'd share these photos of my two girls...I was trying to take some pictures of a little yellow finch out on the porch but these two bird dogs kept getting in the away. So I ended up taking their photos, too. This is Hogan!!!!
This is Nell!
My two favorite girls along with my kitty, Calamity.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer Fun Card Class, Fancy Pants and Basic Grey Special, Plus a Make n Take

Summer Fun Card Class, July 19th, 10:15 am, Cost is $18.00 5 great summer fun cards with cute little penguins from Imaginisce to help keep your cool. We will be stamping and embossing, and using colored pencils and blending pens. Come cool off, sit back ,relax and enjoy. Call to reserve your spot, 721-7529. All classes must be prepaid, scissor and adhesive required.

Stop by anytime this week to make a cute purse box from K & Company. Very cute, simple to make, and they are the perfect little gift box. Stop by Tuesday thru Saturday to make one.
Plus, we have a special this week on Fancy Pants and Basic Grey products. Buy $20.00 worth of Fancy Pants Products and receive a free Transparency of your choice. Buy $30.00 worth of Basic Grey products and receive a free 6x6 paper pad of your choice.
While supplies last...excludes Basic Grey Rub on Roller. Special runs Tuesday, July 8 thru Saturday, July 12.
Chelsea...you are the winner of the KI Memories Lace Cardstock and Glitter Cuts. Thanks so much for posting about your scrapbooking style and products that you love. It makes Kay's and my job so much easier when we know what you guys love and a little about your style. Thanks again, swing by anytime to pick up your goodies. I know your going to love 'em.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CuPCaKe CaRd CLasS And GIvE AwAY

Wishing everyone a Festive and Happy 4th of July!
July 12 10:15 am Cupcake Card Class Cost $18.00
Come join us for 5 yummy cupcake cards on Saturday, July 12! Cupcakes are defiantly in this year in scrap booking and card making. We thought we'd follow along with the trend. You'll make these five cards using Stickles, Tim Holtz's blending tool, a fun template, cuttlebug and more. Call to reserve your spot...721-7529. Scissors and adhesive required.
Again, my computer refuses to cooperate!

Plus, don't forget to read the entry below asking about your style and your favorite products. Everyone that leaves a comment about their style and favorite products will have their name entered in a drawing for my two favorite new products...KI MEMORIES LACE PAPERS & FANCY PANTS GLITTER CUTS!!!
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