Saturday, February 16, 2013

INKY Goodness and more

I'm so excited to tell you about the fun things that came into the store this last week!! I don't even know where to start! Make sure you get all the way through this post...there's new stuff, upcoming classes and some things I made and want to share with you.

NEW Distress Paints are in!

The thing I was most excited about is the NEW Distress PAINTS! Tim Holtz calls them INKY paints. And they are definitely "inky" and FUN!!

By now you all probably know I am in love with all the Distress products. So, I really had no choice but to love the new Distress Paints. LOL!
What do I love most about them?
  • They are thinner than regular craft paints, I like that they "move" easier on any surface.
  • They react with water just like all the other Distress products (but once they are dry, they are permanent).
  • I LOVE the way they color chipboard!! Great color, and oh so easy to apply!!
  • Not sure how to explain this, but this paint feels "pure"...Tim says these don't have all the fillers that regular craft paints when you put it on paper, it still feels like paper when the paint dries. (acrylic paint feels a bit dry and chalky when you put it on paper)
  • They coordinate with all my other Distress goodies!
I did some playing with these and I have it posted will have to check it out!

Heads Up on the Distress Ink Pads


Unfortunately there has been a price increase on the original 36 colors of Distress Ink Pads. 

The Distress Ink rack has been replenished at the Playground, and still at the original get 'em while they last. 

If you would like to try out the Distress Ink Pads to see what all the fuss is about or need to fill in a few colors in your collection, now is the time to do it. Once these are gone, so is the price. :o(

Western Roundup from Moxxie

How many of you have little buckaroo's in your house? 
We lived on a ranch in ND for 28 years, so I was surrounded by them. I guess that's why I was so taken with this paper. I have tons of photos to use with it. 
Even if you don't have a buckaroo...the stripes, plaids and subtle paisley print would be great on layouts. I think the red, gold and blue paisley would look especially cool on a patriotic 4th of July page.
Here, take a look and see what you think:

And there are stickers...

And cardstock cut outs...

that are double sided....print on one side, blank on the other in case you want just a bit of color or even add your own words to it. (I love that versatility!!)

More fun stuff

Fiskars  Easy Stamp Press

The grid makes it easy to align your stamps and is clear so you can see what you're doing.

Rubber Stamp Pad 
The perfect stamping surface - gives under pressure to give you the best ink impressions.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - NEW!

Elizabeth Craft Design Peel-Off Stickers

These are so easy and fun to use! Stick them down and color them in or stick them on patterned paper.
Love these little guys!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

These are very finely ground. When you rub them into your adhesive, it smooths it out so smooth, you can hardly tell it's glitter!  These diamond colors can be colored using the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and it makes blending a dream!

Fiskars ProCision Paper Trimmer

I also got this new paper trimmer in the back room. I watched Jennifer McGuire talk about this trimmer and she sold me on it. She did the same with the Fiskars paper trimmer I have now that I am totally in love with, so I'm pretty confident I will like it as well. What I am most excited about is that it will cut several sheets of paper at one time, AND it has a lifetime blade that never has to be replaced!!  That is going to be a big time and money saver for me! It folds up so it doesn't take up a bunch of space, which is also a very nice feature.

Why am I telling you this? I am not carrying this item in the store, but if you are interested in this, you are more than welcome to come try it out and see if it would work for you, and I can order one in for you if you decided you want one.  It's always nice to test drive something like this before you buy come down and test drive it!

Upcoming Classes

I know classes have been pretty sparse lately, but it's time to have some fun!

Butterfly Card Class

We will be making 4 cards just like these 2. These are quick and easy and you can use them for any occasion...birthdays, thinking of you, get well, sympathy. Very versatile...and EASY!
Class Details
Date: Saturday, Feb. 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Cost: $10.00
Bring a good pair of scissors for fussy cutting, some adhesive and a non stick craft mat if you have one.

 Call 721-7529 or email scrapandplay(at)rushmore(dot)com to reserve your spot!

Extreme Scrapping Class
This is something new at the Playground. We are going to make a 2 page layout, but it's going to be over the top embellished and beautiful. These will be for photo's you really want to showcase, or maybe even frame for yourself or to give as a gift.  (Mother's Day is right around the corner)   
Start thinking of the photos you want to put on these pages and bring them with. Black and white pictures work fabulous on these layouts.

I don't have the actual layouts that we will be doing (I will post them soon!), but I can show you the inspiration for the pages. We will be using Kaisercraft's 75 Cents collection on these pages.

Class Details
Date: Tuesday, March 5th
Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $20
Bring: paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive and pop dots

Space is limited so call 721-7529 or email scrapandplay(at)rushmore(dot)com to reserve your spot!

Carta Bella Traditions Layout Class

This will be our traditional layout class. We will be using the Carta Bella Traditions collection for these pages:

I will be posting pictures of the layouts closer to class time.

Class Details
Date: Tuesday, March 19th
Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $20
Bring your paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive and pop dots.

Sign up for class by calling 721-7529 or emailing me at scrapandplay(at)rushmore(dot)com


I have been trying to have more fun these days...and doing more of what I love. I had lots of fun this last week and I'd love to show you what I've been up to.

Last weekend, I did this:
It's Kaisercraft's drawer bookends. They have some fabulous "Beyond the Page" products for organization, home decor, or gift giving. I also used Kaisercraft's new collection called 75 Cents. I am in love with this paper...and it was perfect for this project. I really enjoyed putting this together and really want to do more!
Here are a few different angles and close ups.

I also played with the February cut out sheet of Graphic 45's new Place in Time collection. I think these sheets are pretty great, because you get a lot of bang for your buck.  There are journal tags and lots of things to cut out and use for embellishments on scrapbook pages. They are double sided, so you can use the patterns on the back for matting pictures. Or if you are a card maker, you can get several cards from one sheet of paper. Here is the paper I used:

And here are the cards I made from it, and I am certain I can get another couple cards from the scraps I have left. Sweet!

I also had to stop everything and play with the Distress Paints when they came in! I just can't help myself when it comes to ink and paint, and Tim calls these an "inky paint".
I started out playing with tags. 
The one on the left was painted up and spritzed with water.
I wish I would have taken a photo of what that paint looked like all pooled
up on that tag...Oh My was delicious!!
I also inked up a big flourish stamp with the paint, gave it a spritz of water 
and stamped on it. I got a little carried away and stamped Hello on it, too.
(the HELLO stamp is from a Hero Arts set called Fancy Basics and they are in stock!)
I couldn't stop at one, so the middle one was a second try...and as I was watching
the paint pool around on top of that tag, I had an uncontrollable urge to grab a 
piece of plastic wrap and scrunch it all up into all that pretty color.
The hardest part?? Waiting for it to dry. Torture!
Once it was dry, I pulled the plastic wrap off...and I saw all those beads of color
hanging out...and here comes another uncontrollable urge. LOL! I spritzed those
beads with some water and plopped another tag down on it and pulled it up quick.
The last tag is what resulted. It's my favorite. I love the soft colors and the amazing patterns 
the plastic wrap created!

I decided to finish all 3 tags, so here they are when they were finished:

As I was playing with these paints, I wondered about other surfaces, and I instantly thought of chipboard. I love to use chipboard...and I love coloring it...and I have now found my very favorite way to color it!
Here are some naked chipboard pieces:
That I just had to add some Distress Paint to:
Sorry there's only one here...I got carried away and inked up the edges with Distress Ink on a sponge. Luckily I stopped myself before I got the other one done.

Here we have one without inked edges and one with...look at all the dimension that little bit of inking does. 
Yes, that's why I do it...dimension..really.
I plan on using these sweet little babies on one of my Mama Razzi2 layouts. Yummy!

I did some more uncontrollable playing today, but I don't have any photo's yet. I will share next time, I promise.

Right now, I need to finish this post up. (I have been working on this for 3 days already)  I have a movie date with a cute cowboy tonight that I can't be late for! ;o)   

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope to see you soon!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mama Razzi 2 is here!!

Hi all, just popping in to show you what's new at the Playground!

I have to admit, the first Mama Razzi that came out a few years ago was one of my all time favorite lines of paper. I also have to admit that I am still hoarding that paper and all the embellishments that went with it.
And now, Bo Bunny has just released Mama Razzi2...and I am in love all over again. New color palette  but still that wonderful flourishy, grungy goodness. Check it out!!

Not only is the paper here, but fun embellishments, too!

In Jeff Foxworthy style....

If you love anything Bo need Mama Razzi2!
If you follow your family around with a camera 24/ need Mama Razzi2!
If you dress your kids to match your latest paper need Mama Razzi2!
If you want to make something special for your father or husband for Father's need Mama Razzi2!  (the stickers have some wonderful sayings that would work on any scrapbook page, altered piece or card for that special somone)
If you are just in love with need Mama Razzi2!!!

75 Cents from Kaisercraft

Kaisercraft is coming out with some great new papers this winter, and some of the first collection has arrived!

And a few embellishments

There's more to come, just waiting for it to arrive....

Mega Mount and Mini Mount from Impression Obsession

The Mega Mount acrylic blocks are back in stock. 
This is one of those things I don't think I would want to be without.  It makes stamping those big stamps soo much easier for me.  This is a 6"x6" acrylic block with a curve and a handle, so you "rock" your stamp onto your paper and so far it has worked perfectly for me.  I've started using big stamps that haven't had ink on them for years because I had so much trouble getting a decent image from them. Of course, I have also started acquiring more of the Cover A Card stamps because they are fun and I can actually stamp them now!

Impression Obsession just released a Mini Mount...the baby sister to the Mega Mount. It is a 4"x5" curved acrylic block with a handle. Looks just like the Mega, but smaller. These are also available at the Playground.

Okay, I think that's it for now...but there's more fun stuff on it's stay tuned!!