Saturday, September 1, 2012

Get Your Creative Crazy On!

Happy Weekend SP Bloggers ... For many, this is the last busy weekend before school gets started, so you've probably got plans to stand on some pretty long lines (ugh) buying those first-day-of-school outfits and, of course, the cart full of school supplies.  Stay strong and get it all done guys ... then give yourself a little reward with a visit to the Playground.  You can pick up some new things to exercise your creative muscles!  Until then, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this hodge-podge of pictures that we hope will inspire you -- and watch for another quick blog post tomorrow for our September and Holiday class schedules!

First up, we have all The Sweetest Things, the newest collection by My Mind's Eye.  Their double-sided papers are such a great quality and love the variety of coordinating embellishments that work so great with their line (and also others' too!).  Mix and match to get even more versatility out of your supplies!

Here are just a few shots of some of
My Mind's Eye's Sweetest Things

We've also stocked the shelves with a few other new paper lines. Among them are KaiserCraft's Save the Date collection, which was used to create the sample layout below. Also, you're going to want to check out the new Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction. While this line offers endless possibilities, those of you with elementary school kids will definitely want to pick up some of these double-sided papers.

Sample created from KaiserCraft's "Save the Date" line.
P.S.  If you haven't used that Tim Holtz Alteration
Filmstrip die cut in a while, what are you waiting for?!

Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction line

Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction
line's coordinating embellishments

For those of you that made it by for last week's free Make & Take, we know you all quickly became fans of the new Mini 8 Punches by We R Memory Keepers. After seeing how they work, these fun punches flew off the shelf, finding new homes with Playgrounders.  There are just a few left in the store and we've already placed our order for another round. These are terrific additions to your toolkit because they not only create gorgeous 6" border-punched rounds, but there are even more variations on the theme, depending on the paper size you start with!

Of course we have some new embellishments on the shelves too.  Among them are these great FabScraps pearl embellishments that come in a variety of colors.  On the package, they say these are "Addictive Scrapping Goodies" and they're right!  Each container includes three different sized pearls in a particular color.  In addition to black and natural, you're sure to have fun on a mini treasure hunt in the store as you look for these in a variety of other colors.  Some are pictured below.  (The natural color pearls were used as the pin wheel centers in the KaiserCraft sample layout above.)

Happy creating!!


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