SERIOUSLY??? Just can't believe November is literally around the corner!! Daylight saving time is almost over...trees are almost barren of leaves, signs of Thanksgiving and Christmas are everywhere retail! Teehee...even at Artsy!! Yup...our instructors have tapped into that holiday "cheer" to come up with some stunning albums, cards, and ideas this month!! PLUS, we are holding a special Holiday Open House on the 19th where you can come to Artsy and shop not only our products, but also those handmade treasures of so many of our talented friends and customers!! It will be such a fun afternoon you won't want to miss it! The Buy 3, Get 1 Free class special continues in November and we've opened up the Classroom on 3 dates over Thanksgiving weekend for you to come in and simply play - either for some "alone time" or to bring in some friends/family that are visiting you over the holiday so you can 'craft together" and spread out as you like! OH!! We almost forgot to tell you! Artsy will be open on Thanksgiving night from 8pm - Midnight as part of the Outlet Mall Black Friday sales event! We're pullin' out some fabulous sales and specials that evening so get ready now. We'll share those details with you in the coming weeks as the date approaches. SUPER fun! Check out these classes and get on the phone today to register! Can't wait to see you, my Friends!
FALL DISTRESS CARDS: Class will feature distressing techniques with fall themes. Bring your basic kit to class. With Julia on Tuesday, 11/1 from 6-8pm. 3/$15
TEENY, TINY CARDS: The photo says it all! Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Wednesday, 11/2 from 2-4pm $7
NORTHWOODS TURKEYS CARD: Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Thursday, 11/3 from 2-4pm. $8 (LIMIT OF 5)
SECRET CHRISTMAS BOX: This origami box is great for containing jewelry or small gifts. Even beginners to origami will find this box easy to make, because the folds are pre-made using your large score board. You’ll be given easy-to-follow directions so you can make as many boxes as you want at home. Bring your basic kit to class. With Doug on Friday, 11/4 from 10:30-12:30. $7
ST. NICK CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Looking for the perfect gift to give to a relative or special friend this holiday season? Come in and view the St Nick Album using Graphic 45’s St. Nicholas paper collection. This album has something for everyone - magnetic flaps, hidden mini books, and lots of pockets. It’s sure to be a keepsake that will be treasured for many years to come….and is completely finished from cover to cover! The class cost includes the following: Graphic 45 12x12 St Nicholas Paper Collection, 12x12 St Nicholas Patterns & Solids, 8x8 St. Nicholas Paper Collection, Journaling and Ephemera Cards, Cardboard Tags, Black cardstock and magnets. You will need to bring these specific items to class: Score Pal, Cutter that cuts 12x12 paper, Scor Tape, Glue, Post-it Notes, Un-Du, scissors and anything else you’d like from your basic kit. This is a 2-part class. With Juli & Julia on Friday, 11/4 from 5-8:30pm AND on Saturday, 11/5 from 9am-4pm. $125 LIMIT of 6.
HOME SWEET HOME ALBUM: When you’re done with this album, you’ll wish you could just jump right into it and live there it’s so “homey and cozy”!! This is a 2-Part class so be sure you can attend both days. Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Saturday, 11/5 from 9am-4pm AND Sunday, 11/6 from 11am-4pm. $65
QUILLED TEA LIGHT HOLDERS: You will learn the art technique called quilling. Bring your basic kit to class. With Nancy on Sunday, 11/6 from 1-3pm. $9
FALL WREATH: This is a lovely 8” grapevine wreath decorated with distressed leaves and a cute little owl ready for your Thanksgiving décor! Bring your basic kit to class. With Julia on Tuesday, 11/8 from 2-4pm. $15
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CSU CARD GROUP: This card making group from CSU has decided to call Artsy home to its monthly gathering. They are a lovely group that is open to any of Artsy’s customers that wish to join them. They will be meeting at our store on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. They create handmade cards to sell at various venues throughout the year. The funds go towards scholarships for non-traditional students. If you want to create but have enough cards lying around, consider joining this group or donating finished cards to them. What a great cause! Wednesday, 11/9 from 10am – 2pm. FREE, but bring your basic kit.
ANGELS AMONG US CARDS: This beautiful paper from Sweden with the precious angels create the Christmas season with a whimsical flare. Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Thursday, 11/10 from 2-4pm. 4/$18
TAGS (& BLOCKS) THANKS: Grace is taking a break from the tags so Patsy is filling in with "THANKS" tags. Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Wednesday, 11/10 from 6-8pm. $15 (Be sure to tell the sales associate when you register if you’re a newbie to this class and need the blocks too – there is a one-time additional cost of $15 for the blocks that the tags attach to.)
CHRISTMAS CRITTER BOX CARD: Love the new Crazy cats? Then plan to Join Diane to combine your favorites Crazy Birds and Crazy Cats to create a Crazy Christmas box card. So much fun! Bring your basic kit to class. With Diane on Friday 11/11 from 2-4pm. $10
SANTA ALBUM: Nostalgic holiday album featuring Santa. This is a 2-part class. Bring your basic kit to class. With Denise on Friday, 11/11 from 6-9pm AND on Saturday, 11/12 from 9am-4pm.
WATERCOLOR CHRISTMAS CARDS: You’ll learn watercolor techniques. Bring your basic kit to class. With Susan on Saturday, 11/12 from 10am-1pm. 3/$10.
CHRISTMAS MINI BOOK: Bring your basic kit to class. With Shana on Sunday, 11/13 from 11am-3:30pm. $35.
ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES: Little tiny bottles of ink can make fabulous backgrounds when you learn how to use them. Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Tuesday, 11/15 from 6-8pm. $25
DISTRESS CRAYON CARDS: Distress crayons are the newest item to be added to Tim Holtz's distress line. Distress crayons have unique properties unlike any other product out there. In this class we will create 5 cards, each card uses a different technique with distress crayons. Bring your basic kit to class. With Julia on Tuesday, 11/16 from 2-4pm. 5/$16
TEA BAG CLUB: Fold of the month is the Dahlia Fold. We have made some really nice 3x3 note cards this year. They would make such nice gifts for family and friends. One of our projects will be to make a card box for 3x3 note cards with a Dahlia topper. Decorated and ready for gifting. Dahlia tiles will be folded to make two cards for any occasion. Bring your basic kit to class. With Donna on Wednesday, 11/16 from 2-4pm. $10
PION SANTA CARDS: These wonderful old fashioned Santa’s take us back to days gone by when trees were cut by hand and decorated with homemade ornaments and children freely frolicked in the snow. Bring your basic kit to class. With Marsha on Thursday, 11/17 from 2-4pm. 4/$20
‘TIS THE SEASON CARD SET: You asked for it and Diane created it. Make a beautiful Christmas box and 6 cards using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Christmas paper. You know how Diane loves her critter cards so she threw two of them in these Christmas cards. So cute! A card for all ages. Bring your basic kit to class. With Diane on Friday 11/18 from 1-4pm. 6/$25
ENCHANTED GARDEN ALBUM: This 8.5 x 8.5 album has plenty of room for photos. The Bo Bunny paper is rich in color and has a very warm feeling; great for fall photos. This album has some different types of page layouts with plenty of interaction. Perfect sized album to give as a gift or set out for display. Specifi Supplies needed: score tape, glue, paper cutter, scissors, full size scoreboard, your favorite brown ink for distressing pages and an ink applicator. This is a 2-part class. With Pat on Saturday, 11/19 from 10am-4pm AND on Sunday, 11/20 from Noon-4pm. $75
ARTSY’S HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!: It’s the “Beat The Rush” little shopping experience! Do you make jewelry or crochet scarves or have card kits you want to sell? This is a chance to showcase your talents! Artsy will host a Holiday Open House on 11/19 from 1-4. Call to reserve a place at one of the tables. There is no charge to display or to shop! Woohoo! Lots of Free Parking! We might even scrounge up some snacks and hot cider. YUM!!! On Saturday, 11/19 from 1-4pm. Registration is FREE!
DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES: These magic pads can create a lot of diverse looks. You will learn at least 7 techniques and take home instruction tags for all 7. Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Sunday, 11/20 from 1-3pm. $25
BACKGROUNDS BY YOU!: Talk about getting the creative juices flowing!! In this class you will learn how to make backgrounds like the ones that are pictured. You will design your own background stamps and create one of a kind cards. The possibilities are endless! The instructor will have the supplies to make these exact cards, but you will have the opportunity to put your personal spin on them. A 30-minute lunch break will be given. With Sue on Tuesday, 11/22 from 10:30am-2pm. 4/$15
THANKSGIVING NIGHT/BLACK FRIDAY-EVE FUN!! We’ll be offering some super-sweet deals and surprises at this pre-Black Friday shopping night! The Outlets at Loveland are OPEN from 8pm-Midnight on Thursday, November 24th and so is ARTSY!! Plan now to come in and walk off some of those Thanksgiving dinner calories while having a blast shopping all the specials. Watch your email for all those incredible deals as the date approaches!!
PLAYTIME AT ARTSY!!: Looking for a place to really spread out and work on that “UFO” (UnFinished Object)? Or, wanna acquire some new toys at Artsy and then break into them immediately and be creative? Do you want to be creative with other people? Bring a friend and play in the Artsy Classroom – it’s the perfect activity if you’ll have special visitors in town over the Thanksgiving holiday that enjoy crafting and shopping! Work on your own projects or let Patsy and Julia find fun things for you to do! It’s starting to catch on so plan now to come in on one or all of 3 dates in November. Bring your basic kit with you. Friday, 11/25 from 10am-6pm, Saturday, 11/26 from 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11/27 from Noon-4pm, FREE!
STENCILED LEAVES CARDS: We will work with stencils and fall colored Distress Inks on a full 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock. After you're happy with your sheet, we'll create 4 cards. You can register for this class independently or you can attend for FREE when you Buy 3 classes in NOVEMBER!!! Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Tuesday, 11/29 from 6-8pm. 3/$10 or FREE with purchase of 3 November classes!!
PRIMARY ELEMENTS MICA POWDERS TECHNIQUES: Beautiful little powders glittering in a pot. What happens when you open them and start playing? Come find out! Bring your basic kit to class. With Julia on Wednesday, 11/30 from 1:30-3pm. $15