Thursday, September 25, 2008

October Classes

I thought I'd better get busy and get the classes for October out for all to see. October is going to be so much fun with the Black Hills Rushmore Retreat October 3,4 &5th. Make sure to get signed up soon and if you can't make it for the whole retreat do come up and shop. We have tons of new and Lynne has a whole bunch, also. It's at the Ramkota, so make sure to stop by.

We will be at the retreat so we won't be open on Saturday, October 4th.

Classes aren't just for instruction.
Classes are great way to meet new friends, learn new techniques, find inspiration, relax and just have a great time. We invite you to join us this October for tons of fun classes and events.

The first class for October is this darling Halloween Flag Album. A great class that you can repeat in any theme you would like. This one has lots of pages for all of your little ghouls and goblins. Great papers and embellishments from Imaginsce.
Thursday, October 9 at 6:00 pm. Cost is $20.00. Scissors and adhesive required. Call to reserve your spot, 721-7529. Four Spooky Cards on October 11 at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Cost is $12.50. Scissors and adhesive required. Spooky Halloween cards featuring Inkadinkado clear stamps, Stickles and Alcohol Inks. Love this class, you're going to have so much fun! 721-7529.

Tricks and Treat boxes n cards. Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 pm. Cost is $18.00. Scissors and adhesive required. You don't want to miss this one. Fun papers from Moxxie, darling die cuts and super cute treat boxes for your little spooks.
Our Scrap Pink Event is set for Saturday, October 18, 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Donation of $10.00 to benefit Scrap Pink (Susan G. Komen). Scissors and adhesive required.
A cute little tin filled with Lifesavers and sweet pink pinwheels, lots of ribbon and such super sweet. It's the perfect little gift to give to you girlfriends during the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to remind them to get their mammograms and took take care of themselves. We will also be making the little tag booklet below full of inspiration, too. It's going to be a fun filled pink kind of day. Together we can find a cure!!!

Saturday, October 25 Crafty Secrets Autumn Cards at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. 5 cards for $15.00. Scissors and adhesive required. 721-7529. Beautiful Fall Inspired cards with sweet vintage images from Crafty Secrets. These are simply beautiful!

Gorgeous, I tell you!!

Altered Art & Scrap Playground will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary on October 30,31 and November 1. We are so happy to be here and will be celebrating with make n takes, refreshments and some specials. You'll have to stop by and join all the fun. We will be sending out more info as the event nears.

Class Policies
~ Class size is limited and they do fill up fast. Please register and prepay for all classes in advance. If registration cannot be made in person, please call 605.721.7529. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, Check or Cash.
~ Supplies needed: Scissors and adhesive (tape or tape runner as well as glue dots). You are more than welcome to bring other tools and supplies as well (crop-a-dile, paper piercer, etc.) Make sure your tools are marked with your name or initials.
~ We reserve the right to substitute items in a class.
~ To avoid class cancellations, please register at least 4 days in advance.
~ Cancelled classes will be refunded or payment can be transferred to another class.
~ If you can not make it to class, we will be happy to make up a kit for an additional $2.oo charge for the assembly. If you would like us to repeat a class, we need a minimum of 6 people for that class to be scheduled.
**We are unable to accommodate children, guests, or family members while you are in class.
**A 10% store discount will be given to you for attending class, must be used on the class day, classes not discountable.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HaLlOwEEn PrOJecTs

Just wanted to share a Halloween Project and a couple of Crafty Secrets cards.
Tessa found the idea for this tray on Reminisce's Blog and showed it to me, I fell in love with and had to make it. I got the tray at Hobby Lobby, almost a perfect 12x12, so I had to very little trimming, then just added all the great product from Reminisce...paper, cardstock stickers, a little bit of velvet ribbon and a couple of buttons. Great project, quick and easy! I love it!!
A couple of Halloween projects with Crafty Secrets. The card on the left had an image from the Halloween Journal book, a little bit of stickles, and some stitching. The card on the right has an image from the Halloween Journal book and a stamped image from their Halloween set. Glimmer Misted tags and a little bit of stitching, also. Love the Crafty Secrets Halloween, adore it. My favorite products of this whole Halloween Season!!
Another card that I can't get flipped the right direction...grrrr! But cute!!!
I have a couple more to post, plus all the upcoming spooky, fun classes that we have coming up in October. I'll try and have that all up by Friday.
Don't forget about the Black Hills Rushmore Retreat coming up on October 3,4 and 5. Only a week away. If you have any questions you can contact me at 721-7529 or You can also contact Lynne at 605-224-1544. The retreat is going to be so much fun...we are looking forward to it. If you can't make to the retreat make sure you stop by to shop. We have tons of new stuff that we will be debuting at the Retreat....the new Fancy Pants, Prima, Cherry Arte, Pink Paislee and much more, and I know Lynne has some awesome new lines as well. Amazing products, it's going to be so much fun and so much inspiration! You won't want to miss it!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lots and Lots of Halloween

We have lots and lots of Halloween goodies for all of you who love the Holiday as much as I do. Imaginisce, Reminisce, Moxxie, Crafty Secrets , Making Memories. New this week are Doodlebug Sugared brads in Halloween colors along with Velvet brads from Doodlebug. Very cool and fun. All of the Inkadinkado Halloween stamps are back in stock, plus the Inkadinkado Stamp of the month Program, are available. Buy two wood mount stamps and receive the third on free. Can't beat that deal!! Lots of new Stickles too, the orange peel, black diamond and starry night are perfect for all of your Halloween Paper Crafting!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Holiday Inkadinkado Stamps

New Holiday Stamps from Inkadinkado arrived today. Six great new Christmas themed sets with a great price of $9.99. Can't beat that!
The pictures are not that great with the glare off the packaging but I just wanted you to get to see the new designs. We had gotten some stamps in earlier that were holiday themed also, but these are the new releases. Just released on 9/15.
Love the Greetings set and that little bird ornament is just too sweet!!
This is a gorgeous set!!!
OOOOOOOOOOhhhh! I don't know which one I like more!!!
Sweet little penguin! So cute!!!
This one has it all covered with a penguin, Santa, a snowman, polar bear, snowflakes and sayings. Perfect!!
We have also restocked all the Halloween Inkadinkado Clear Sets plus added a few that we didn't have before. I just forgot to photograph them. Ooops! But they are flying out of the store, so make sure you stop in soon for the best selection!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Little Houses

One of our little customers, Hayley, was inspired to create her own house, after watching her mom construct a Doodlebug Halloween House. She made this sweet little house all on her own, no help from Mom and Dad at all. The roof, window boxes, door and stairs all with no template. Keep in mind that the Doodlebug Houses come with templates. Pretty fabulous job! Hayley is now making a entire village. Ladies, I do believe with have up and coming scrapper and designer. Pretty great for a 5 year old.
Too cute!!!
And now we will show Mom's adorable, spooky Doodlebug Halloween House. How awesome is this! Bo Bunny double dot cardstock, Imaginisce Hallowhimsy papers, Doodlebug Sugar Coating and Sugar Coated Brads, Spiders and Bats from Jolee's. Angie did a fantastic job, this is just the cutest thing ever, except for maybe Hayley's sweet little house.
Love the brads along the roof line and spiders crawling up the chimney. Spooky!

Thanks for sharing these houses with us Hayley and Angie. I think Hayley may have secured her self a spot on our next design team!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Class Openings, Layouts and other fun Stuff

Two spots remain for the Tim Holtz Fragment Frame Class on Thursday evening at 6:00pm. It's such a fun class and some fun new techniques, you'll love it. Call to reserve your spot...721-7529. We will be open on Thursday night til 8:30 for shopping, also. So, if you can't make it to class, just stop by and browse. We have so many new lines and all kinds of fun stuff for Halloween and Christmas. We have some great new lines that we will be debuting on the Black Hills Rushmore Retreat, October 3,4, & 5th. Pink Paislee, Cherry Arte and 3 brand new lines from Fancy Pants. We can't wait. Due to several cancellations, we now have openings for the Crafty Secrets Get Well Cards on Saturday, September 20th at 9:30 am. These cards were designed by team member Ricky Thielen, she did an amazing job, and added some fun techniques. How can you resist that little ducky?? Too cute! Call to reserve your spot...721-7529.

Tessa brought in another awesome layout on Friday. It's just so much fun. She used Glitz Design papers and rub ons, and Creative Impressions Flowers. Too cute! Love those rub on Flourishes! Glitz has some very cool rub ons that come in 6x12 sheets. Gotta love that.

A quick little project I made the other night with a 6x6 piece of acrylic and some awesome stamps from Close to My Heart. I love these stamps, serioulsy! Close to My Heart has lots of fun new stamps in their new catalog that debuted September can contact Michelle Chikos for more info at or call her at 605-399-8523.
While I was teaching a coaster class on Saturday Ricky and Kay got to play. Check out their coasters below. They both used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Staz On Ink. By using the Distress Inks, you can alter the color of the marble tiles to anything you like. The Blending Tool works great on the tiles. A fun, fast project. Beautiful!!!

Kay used the same technique, but added Stickles!!!
Very cool!! Have a creative week!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Layouts and few spots left for Tim Holtz Fragment Frame

A couple of new layouts to share. My favorite little girl..Tabby. She just turned one and this her newest photo. She is just the most beautiful, sweetest, little girl ever. I used Autumn Leaves Cute World Girl line. A sweet soft feminine line full of fun papers and wonderful embellishments. The little boy line is just as cute!!! Lots of stitching. I don't think my sewing machine was too happy with me, but I love the final result. A sweet page for a sweet little girl!!
Check out this awesome layout by Tessa... so cool. Bazzill cardstock, Moxxie papers and embellishments. Look at the awesome crow...she used a Maya Road Chipboard bird...flocked with Doodlebug Flock and added a beak and feet. So cool. Love it!
Very fun!Just a couple of spots remain for the Tim Holtz Fragment Frame Class. An awesome class that we did on our cruise to Alaska, using Distress Inks, a Blending Tool, Fragments. Thursday night at 6:00 pm. Join us, it's going to be a fun one. 721-7529.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Tattered Angels

The new Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens, Glimmer Chips and Glimmer Glass have arrived. The perfect partner's for all the fantastic new Glimmer Mists. Beautiful winter tree screens...

Vintage Snowflakes
Vintage Ice
The New Glimmer Glass. Printed Transparency embellishments. Way fun!!!
Frosty new Glimmer Chips.
All of these fit in with the Glimmers mists but can be used with so many different mediums. The screens work great with paint, chalk, ink. You name it, and you can use. The screens are beautiful, and so detailed. We are delighted with them. Tattered Angels just keeps coming with great new products and fun new ideas and techniques. Make sure to watch the blog and your email for an upcoming workshops featuring these great products. The Glimmer Mist Workshops are always a huge hit and fill up fast.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Up Coming Fall Retreats

I wanted to let everyone know about all the upcoming retreats scheduled over the next couple of months.

Friday, September 12, Charley Brandis (Close to My Heart) & Jonna Kandolin (Creative Memories) will be hosting a Scrapbook Day from 12pm-2am at the Howard Johnson's across from Central High School. The cost is $15 for those who come before 6pm, anyone coming after 6pm with pay 1/2 price. Lots of new product will be on hand. Call Charley to reserve your spot at 381-4753 or email her at

Fourth Annual Black Hills Rushmore Retreat...Octover 3,4,5 at the Ramkota hosted by Scrappin' Ladies. Join your friends for a weekend full of cropping, learning and relaxation. Door prizes, free goodies, product demos, make and takes and classes.
Page Contest. Open for public shopping on Saturday, October 4. Vendors: Scrappin' Ladies, Altered Art & Scrap Playground, Creative Memories, Stampin' Up and TLC!
Cost is $55.00, call to reserve your spot at 605-224-1544. Special Guest Stacy Bachali of EK Success, Inkadinkado and K & Company. Stacy will be hosting some classes and very fun demos. You're going to have a fun time!!!

Fall Retreat at the Golden Hills Inn in Lead, October 17,18, 19. Contact Jonna Kandolin at 716-1207.

Scrapping Yah-Yah's 6th weekend Getaway, October 17,18,19 at the Historic Bullock Hotel in Deadwood. For more information call Leslie Hartwell at 605-787-6094.

Super Seriously Scrappin' Fun Weekend Celebration November 7,8,9 Peace Officer's Clubhouse, cost is $55.00. Hosted by Michelle Chikos (Close to My Heart). An awesome weekend of scrapping, card making, highly anticipated Give Aways, vendors and special surprises. It's going to be a ton of fun. Email Michelle to reserve your spot at or call her at 605-399-8523.

Camp Scrap November 7-9 at Storm Mountain, Rockerville, SD. Cost is $100.00 includes lodging, food, and door prizes galore. A beautiful setting in the hills with walking trails, out door hot tub and amazing food. Time with the girls, time with scrap stuff, and time for yourself! A season to scrap, a season to stamp and a season to shop, this is a season just for you! Contact Amy Lockart at 605-673-1609.

Tons of fun, we are so excited for all of these events. We will be a vendor at the Black Hills Rushmore Retreat and at Michell Chikos's Super Seriously Scrappin' Fun Weekend. We will be stopping by the other's with make n takes and some fun new products to share. Make sure to do a couple of these deserve it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Playground is trying to go Green!!!

As of September 1, the Playground is going to try to go a little greener. We all have to do our part to help the enviroment.
Any customer who brings in their own bag or doesn't take a bag, gets to put their name in for a monthly drawing. The winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!! Just a little incentive to help out the enviroment. They are several Paper Companies that will be going green in 2009. We are anxious to check out those lines!! We will keep you posted!!!

Chelsea's wedding Bucket

Check out the blog above for an awesome gift for a wedding! Such a creative, fun idea. Chelsea did a fantastic job designing this fabulous gift! I'm sure the bride and groom were thrilled! Great work Chelsea and thanks for letting me add the link to your blog!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to School

Today was back to school for my daughter, so of course we had do the first day of school photo. Wow! She doesn't look like she's going into 5th grade or that she will soon be 11. Kind of scares me! Yikes!
I thought I'd share the photo and my excitement of my moon flowers finally blooming. Last night 3 flowers bloomed, so beautiful! They have been hailed on three times this summer and weathered the storms slowly but surely. Last night they finally bloomed. So gorgeous and fragrant!
Back to school, back to the real world and back to creativity!!!

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