Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Day!

Whew, what a week! It's been great, and it was so fun being able to give you all some great deals! I wish I could do that every week!! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  However, it still seems like there is LOTS left to count. Wish me luck. LOL

So...Saturday's Special Sale items are ANYTHING TIM HOLTZ. If it's got Tim's name on get an additional 15% OFF!

One last day of 25% OFF everything in the store.

Stop by and get in on the deals before they are over!

Enjoy this very last day of 2011!     I know I am going to!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday's Special

Good morning everyone!

The sale is still going on at the Playground!

25% OFF everything in the store and today you get an additional 15% OFF all solid colored card stock. This includes the already embossed Core'dinations.

This is a great time to stock up and take advantage of the versatility of the Core'dinations card stock. You can use it just as it is...the front with texture and the back for a smooth surface. You can emboss with your embossing folders, sand it or ink it. It cuts great in the Cricut or other electronic die cutting machines, not to mention cutting dies or punches.

Don't miss out on this deal! Stop down and stock up!

See you soon...and enjoy this beautiful day!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday Special

25% OFF everything in the store all week long.

Today, take an additional 15% OFF ALL STAMPS! 

This includes all stamps...even Skipping Stones Design stamps. It's a great time to stock up!

I look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday Special

Wow! Yesterday was a very busy day and it was so great seeing all of you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

There is still  25% OFF store wide  and the special today is: Patterned Paper! Take an additional 15% OFF all patterned paper...even the Holiday paper, so if you didn't get in on yesterday's deal for holiday items, you can still get the holiday paper on sale today.

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday Special Sale

Good Morning!!
 I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend.  We went back to North Dakota to spend the weekend with 2 of  our 3 kids, and we had a beautiful time, but missed our oldest a lot.  None of the stress of decorating, baking, and cooking this year. I did just a small amount of baking, a very simple meal, and the only decoration we had was a little tree I picked up at Walgreen's for $2.49 on the way out of town. It was all about family this year. Spending time with them and enjoying them instead of slaving over all the details.  Wish I would have learned this lesson YEARS ago! Better late than never. :o)

Are you ready for some deals this week? I am!

Remember, EVERYTHING in the store is 25% OFF all week long.

But, today.....take an additional 15% OFF ALL Holiday items. This includes patterned paper, embellishments,  kits, and stamps. It also includes....any holiday...Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Easter etc.

Happy Shopping everyone! I look forward to seeing you this week.

(Sorry, Today's Deal coupons cannot be used during special sales or promotions...and this is a special sale)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take a moment and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and hope you have the most peaceful time with friends and family!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

After Christmas Clearance Sale

It's inventory time, so that means great deals for You!

Before I give you the details of the sale......

....I want to say THANK YOU to all of the wonderful customers that have been in since I bought the store in August. I love your smiling faces when you walk through the door. I appreciate the encouragement and support more than any words could say. I love it when you bring in the projects you have been working on and share your ideas, it's so fun to see the excitement and talent of so many of you.  I thrive on the questions and the chance to share something new with you, that is really why I wanted to be in this business in the first place...and it totally makes my day! (so please, don't ever be shy about asking questions or wanting to see how something works!) You are all fabulous, and I appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you!

Now, about that sale.
It's time to count inventory and to give the store a little face lift. In order to make that all a little more manageable, there needs to be less stuff....and what better way to "make less stuff" than to have a SALE and give my great customers a deal?

So....from December 27th to the 31st The Playground is having a Clearance Sale

25% OFF Storewide all week 
(includes clearance section items!)
and then
Take an additional 15% OFF special items each day!

Tuesday - All Holiday items (including paper, kits, stamps and embellishments)
Wednesday - All patterned papers
Thursday - All stamps
Friday - All solid card stock
Saturday - All Tim Holtz products

I look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Store Hours

Happy Holidays! 

The Playground will be closed Christmas Eve.  The store will be open normal business hours the week after Christmas. 

Clearance Sale Dec. 27th - 31st. 
It's time to reduce the inventory!  I have some plans to spruce the place up a bit and would like to make it easier by not having so much stuff to move around. It's also time to count the inventory, so, if it's gone, I don't have to count it! More details later.

The Playground will be closed January 3rd - 7th. 
Closing this week to count inventory and get the "sprucing up" done. 

Have a very Merry Christmas, and enjoy every moment with those you love!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Northridge Magazines and some FUN Ribbon

Yes! The January issues of of the magazines are here! As always, a ton of inspiration right at your fingertips.

Scrapbook Trends

Another great issue. The fabric ideas are great for those of you that are friends with a sewing machine. I, however,  have never made friends with any sewing machine. I manage to make an enemy within the first 5 minutes. Maybe that should be a goal for 2012...make friends with a sewing machine...any sewing machine??
One thing that really caught my eye in this issue was a mitten mini book.  The Bo Bunny Snowfall collection makes me think of mittens, and I think it's the perfect match for a mitten mini!


I love the color inspiration in this issue. Their is a card that matches a stack of Oreo' fun is that?! Lots of Birthday card ideas, and don't we always needing new ideas for those? They have introduced a new article in CARDS....Inspiring Sketches. If ever you are stuck and don't know what to do...sketches are a wonderful starting point. Grab your favorite papers and embellishments and go to town! Easy, peasy.


Ohhhh, they had me at "Vintage".  I love vintage looking things, and this issue covers it all...scrapbook pages, cards, mini albums, and home decor...all with that beautiful aged look. (I totally have my eye on the old wooden hanger project in this one.)


Another reason to make friends with a sewing machine this year. So many fun things in this issue. So many things that caught my eye. A really fun clutch made from canvas/burlap, the cutest onesie with a sewn necklace that looks a lot like the circle garland that is part of the My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday collection, a great button necklace, a cup cozy and lots of card ideas and more.


The first thing to stand out in this magazine was all the bright colors! It's a party for your eyes, for sure...and it almost seems impossible to see all that color and not feel happy.  Along with the rainbow of color, are some really fun projects. There are some little snowflake trees that are so adorable! Instructions to make a pop-up card, you could use that inspiration all year long with any images and/or die cuts.  There is also a card with a bird wearing a football helmet that cracks me up! Even if you don't get any inspiration from this one (which I highly doubt can happen), you should at least walk away with a smile on your face. :o)

Fabulous Ribbon
Check out this ribbon that arrived today! 

1 1/2 inch Black Sheer Ribbon Rosettes from May Arts

1 1/2 inch  Satin Pleat Ribbon in brown, ivory and burgundy.
I love the classy look of the rosette ribbon.  I also love the look of the pleated ribbon...and the big bonus? I don't have to sew it!! It's already done for me!  Pleats are just plain fun. 

That's all I have for now. I hope you all have a wonderful week!
(don't forget to LIKE the Playground on can click on the blue fabric f, up and over on the right of this page and it will take you there!)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Enchanted" Layouts for Tuesday's Class

Hi everyone! I finally have some photo's of the fabulous pages we will be creating on Tuesday night....I LOVE them! We are going to have some messy, creative fun for sure! I hope you get the chance to join us!

Chelsea did an amazing job, as usual...and we will be using Glimmer Mists to add some fun color, making some great flower embellishments and blinging up some plain old buttons to create these beautiful pages.

Come join won't regret it!! But for now...take a look at all this creative goodness!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend...and I hope the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here in The Black Hills today!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday's "Enchanted" Layout Class

Hey everyone! Here is a quick look at what we will be doing for Tuesday's Layout Class. This will be the last Layout class before the New Year (can't even believe how fast and furious this year went!). If you need a creative fix...this is just what the doctor ordered. :o)

It's Bo Bunny's Enchanted Collection. It's a beautiful, classy Collection.This kit has 18 double sided papers and a sticker sheet lots of extras and creative goodness in this one!  We will be adding a punch of color using Bo Bunny's Ocean Flourish paper, and some Glimmer Mist just to jazz things up a bit.

I don't have photo's of the layouts quite yet, I will get them up as soon as I can...but it's sure to be a blast, Chelsea is a creative genius! If you've been to any of the classes, you already know that. :o)

Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 20th
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost: $25.00
Bring your paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive and pop dots along with you! 
Call 721-PLAY (7529) or email to reserve your spot.

We would love to have you join us for an evening of creative fun!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Card Class - Saturday Dec. 10th

Here is what we will be creating on Saturday. Six 6x6 cards and an adorable box to hold them. This is actually a card kit done by Donna Salazar, who is all about Girlie Grunge, you can find out more about her HERE . This kit comes with's amazing! It comes with the card stock, the cardboard to make the box from, cardboard cut outs, card stock cut outs, buttons, ribbons, paper flowers, glitter, paper to make 6x6 inch envelopes AND a template to make them!  Oh, and a step by step instruction booklet, with tons of options to do or make other things...very fun!

Class Details
Date: Saturday,  Dec. 10th
Time: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Cost: $15.00
Bring a paper trimmer (that can accommodate 12x12 paper), adhesive and a scissor (preferably a small, sharp tipped scissor).
You can call 721-PLAY (7529) or email to reserve a spot in class.

See you Saturday!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tuesday's Layout Class - December 6th

This week's layout class is using the Lost & Found Christmas papers:  elegant, vintage, with a splash of sparkle.
Really beautiful paper, and fabulous layouts once again from Chelsea Van Wyk.
Here are 4 of the 5 layouts we will be putting together on Tuesday night:

Class Details:
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 6th
Time: 6 - 9 PM
Cost: $15.00
Bring: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Adhesive and Pop Dots.

So, if you need just a little time to yourself, some time to create something beautiful and not think about that never ending To-Do list,  the phone number and email are on the top right of this page, give me a call or shoot me an email and reserve your spot in class. It's 3 hours...just for really do deserve it.

See you soon!