Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Everyday Moments...

Hi SP Bloggers ... You're probably busy with scrapping those birthday celebrations, pumpkin and apple picking outings, school sports events, and the like.  But don't forget to also capture those everyday moments and snapshots in time. 

Here's a little sample using a few sheets of paper and the sticker sheet from the KaiserCraft Tropical Punch Collection, plus some Petaloo flowers, tim's Stamper Anonymous stamps, some twine, etc.


 
 
Come on in to see what's new at the Playground!
You're sure to find plenty of inspiration.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

What a Colorful Time!


Hi SP Bloggers ... We recently had the pleasure of having Dyan Reaveley spend a weekend at the Playground. We want to thank her for sharing her time, humor and artistic talents with many of us.

It was a great -- and colorful weekend!  From canvas to art journals, it was amazing how we all had very similar inks and supplies to play with, yet we all ended up with such unique creations.  Here are just a few snapshots to give you a flavor of the weekend.

If you weren't able to join us, no worries.  Please check out our class calendar for lots of other opportunities to explore your creative side!
















Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Guess Who!

Hey there SP Bloggers ... Hope you had a great weekend and found time to squeeze in some creative time for yourself.  Thanks to everyone who stopped in to pick up some steals and deals at our garage sale!

So by now we hope you've heard the good news -- Dyan Reaveley is returning to the Playground for a weekend of fun, stamp-happy and inky teaching. She's offering several different classes, which are described below with pictures that are representative of the content she'll be teaching. And all you need to bring to Dyan's classes is your creative self. Everything you need to create will be provided.


Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anatomy of a Page
  ($70)

Curious (and maybe a bit intimidated) about the art journaling phenomena but not sure where to start? This class is for you!  Dyan will break down the journal page into easy bite-size steps -- from background to stamping borders and journal lines, to adding collage elements and doodling. Then she'll have you do it again and again, adding a new twist or element. You'll soon be loving it and raring to go solo!





Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Art Canvas
($80)

Join Dyan as she takes you through the step-by-step process of creating a 24 x 24" canvas that will involve painting, inking, collaging, stenciling, texturing, spraying, doodling and all things fun and fabulous. In the end, you'll have a substantial -- and unique -- piece of art for your wall that will amaze your friends and family! From this class, you'll know how to make more works of art of your very own (great holiday gifts perhaps?).

Sunday, October 19, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Art Journal Extravaganza
($140 - includes Dylusions Creative Journal)

Whether you've fancied art journaling but didn't know what it entails, or you already art journal but want to learn even more, this all-day workshop with Dyan is for you! She'll guide you through creating pages in your Dylusions Creative Journal (included) and share her many art journaling tips and techniques. You'll learn where to start, how to plan a page from start to finish, where to find images and how to use them. But that's not all!  You'll learn how to add interest to a page with flaps and tags. You'll doodle, silhouette stencil and add couture images. It's sure to be a great -- and oh so creative -- day that will really tap into your creativity.










Call us at 631.539.9888 or stop by the Playground to register. Payment will need to be made at the time of registration. Please note that class fees are non-refundable but are transferable to a friend in the event you cannot make it.

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's Garage Sale Weekend @ the Playground!

Hi SP Bloggers ...swing by the Playground this weekend for some great deals at the Scrapper's Playground Garage Sale. You're sure to find some great savings on scrapbooking, crafting, stamping and art-related wares (including organizational stuff). 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Saturday, September 20
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Sunday, September 21

Stop by today/tomorrow to pick up lots of
goodies -- and at great prices.

You'll want to stop in to also check out some of the latest new things hitting the shelves.  Sneak peeks are below.

Bo Bunny's Dot/Chevron Papers
are sure to be your new favorites!

More Bo Bunny Dot/Chevron
Bo Bunny's Souvenir Line

Bo Bunny Souvenir Embellishments
(including a cool new adhesive film strip)
A peek at some of the Bo Bunny
Double Dot Jewels for you bling lovers!

New from Bo Bunny - Pearlescents!

And then there's Bo Bunny's Glimmer Sprays

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Playground this weekend.  And don't forget to check out our class calendar -- there's something for everyone! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Back to School ...

Hi SP Bloggers ... hope you are enjoying these final days of summer.

Imagine many of you spent last week getting your kids ready for the first day of the new school year. It's always an exciting time with the promise of new beginnings and adventures that lie ahead. And there are always great school papers that come out every year around this time. With college kids, this blogger may not have any more "first day" pictures, but that doesn't mean I can't scrap, as shown here with Back to School (No More) made with the Moxie Braniac paper line.

Fun looking back at a past First Day of School.
Used Moxie Braniac line with Tim Holtz Distress stained tissue tape.
Fussy cut and popped backpack & books at bottom of picture.

We all love roaming the Playground to find the latest additions to the shelves. One new product you'll want to play with is Milk Paint by American Crafts. It's powder paint that you mix a little with water (the more water, the more translucent; use over gesso for a more opaque result) and then use it on porous stuff (chipboard, wood pieces, and more). Mix it smooth or leave it with some little lumps for texture.  There's no right or wrong -- just grab a pack and try something new. Have fun and we hope to see you soon at the Playground!

Here are just some of the Milk Paints (they come in pairs).
There are other colors available too!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Brrrrring It On!

Hi SP Bloggers ... Sue may be taking a little family vacation, but she found time to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, and pay it forward too! 

Check out Sue's video below!

And stop by the Playground on Tuesday, August 26th at 1pm to see our own Lynn Marie and Renee ... will they accept Sue's challenge? 

video

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mark Your Calendars!

Hey there SP Bloggers ... Mark your calendars for the next SP Garage Sale on Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st.

If you're looking to do belated spring cleaning of your craft space, perhaps you want to register to be one of our garage sale vendors. It's a great opportunity to have the SP team sell your scrapbooking, crafting, stamping and art-related wares for you!

And if you're looking for some great deals to add to your current stash, come shopping with us during our Garage Sale weekend.

Initial registration to be a"vendor" will be 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 26. Registration will then continue daily during store hours while space remains available. Don't delay, as space is limited. There's a non-refundable vendor registration fee of $10, then 20% of your sales go to the store. You receive the balance of your sales as a store credit.

Come on by the store or give us a ring at 631.539.9888 for more information.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

It's Been Awhile...

Hi SP Bloggers ... I can't believe it's been a month between posts. No real earth shattering reason for the absence other than life -- the day job, home reno stuff (which has a way of snowballing doesn't it!?!), and my "baby" had his wisdom teeth pulled. But this weekend it was great to see my scrap-happy friends again at the Playground.

And I'm reminded of the wonderful people I've met through the Playground. As we navigate life we've shared highs and lows, lots of laughs and even some tears. And we share a love for playing with paper, inks, paints and more to record -- and even create -- memories. If you've never done a weekend crop at the Playground, give it a try. You'll find other croppers are happy to share tips, tricks, ideas, and stories. And be sure to come by this weekend to check out some of the latest arrivals at the store!  (P.S. Just a reminder that the Playground's closed on Mondays!)

Fun layout from a cropping weekend with friends
using the Imaginisce "Perfect Vacation" line.
Great for your summer vacation memories too!
Authentique does it again.
 
Love Authentique's Radiant line.
Perfect for so many different projects!
Petaloo is blooming all 'round the Playground!
And love, love, love the coordinating butterflies!

Want to try something new from Imagine Crafts?
It's a great way to add ink, texture AND resist capability
to your projects.  Give it a try.
Just check out all the colors it comes in...
 
And yep, there's even more!

And check out these goodies -- great for your mixed
media, scrapping and card making projects!
Glitter, Fragments & Embossing Powders!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dina's in the House!

SP Playgrounders rolled out the welcome mat to this weekend's special guest teacher, Dina Wakley.  Ranger Ink's newest designer is sharing her approach to art journaling -- what she likes to call the Dina gospel!

Those taking classes today are in for a great treat. Now Friday's class participants may have been challenged to transition from the work week to creativity mode. But it didn't take long for them to let it go, relax and stop thinking ...the journal pages they created were all beautifully colorful and unique. So if you're taking a class today, you'll want to follow Dina's rules (there are only a few that'll surely make you smile) and vow to try something new!

If you're taking one of the classes today, you're going to have such fun learning about your color story, how to draw faces (yes, you can!), and how to put the "journaling" in your art journal. Give us a call if you're interested in a class -- we might have just a few spots left.
 
Even if you aren't in a class, stop by and check out Dina's wonderful paints, stamps, stencils, mediums, and more. Then get to creating in your art journal or even on your cards and scrapbook pages!  Have a creative weekend!
 
Just some of Dina's creating goodies.
You'll want to also check out her stamps, stencils & masks!

We love having Dina here this
weekend to share her "gospel"!
 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

You Catch the Fever?

Hi SP Bloggers ... Have you caught the World Cup Fever?  It seems you can't help but get caught up in the excitement of the matches. So thought we'd capture a bit of the "fun" (or is it frustration) in watching one of this weekend's Round of 16 games.

A quick layout - using Echo Park Goal paper line - of
World Cup action in our living room and on the TV! 

Come in and check out the Echo Park "Mini
Theme" Goal line.  Fun papers!
 
This weekend was Debbie's last regular weekend at the Playground. She, Rich and their beloved pups will be moving to Utah next year to start a new chapter in their life. She knows our customers well and always looked out to be sure they got the latest and greatest goodies for their stash. But now it's time for her to start getting organized and eventually packed for their journey West. Deb, thanks for everything! You'll be missed, but we look forward to seeing you 'round the Playground from time to time!

Deb, we love that you're following your dreams!