Tuesday, November 22, 2016

December Classes

The snowflakes are sure trying hard to find their way into December and with little luck it seems. But not to worry...we have so much fun lined up for you this month at Artsy that you will simply FEEL the Holidays. Honestly, you will!  If you're one of those last-minute shoppers or gift-makers, we can totally hook you up. Check out all the amazing surprises a few of our instructors have designed for you to "WOW" your special gift-recipients!  Don't wait, get on the phone today to get signed up for your favorites.   Plus, we had so much fun with our Holiday Open House last month that we're doing it AGAIN on December 17th!  Spread the word to all your friends who shop and have home based businesses that sell products.  We feel compelled to help all those panicking folks out there actually finish their shopping a week before Christmas!  Details for shoppers and vendors are below.  We can't wait to see you this month at Artsy!
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NORTHWOOD SNOWMAN CARD:  This adorable snowman stamp and Tombow faux water color technique creates a perfect Holiday card.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Thursday, 12/1 from 2-4pm.  $8  (LIMIT OF 6)
 
CERAMIC TILE CARD: What a creative use for an everyday kind of item!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Doug on Saturday, 12/3 from 10:30am-Noon.  $10
 
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION TIME:  This time of year, we simply can’t help but reflect on those special friendships we have grown to love and count on.  That said, we are planning a Customer Appreciation Event at Artsy from December 3-18 and we hope you’ll stop in and feel appreciated!  Patsy promises to appreciate you for the entire time you are in the building (heehee!!)!  All you have to do is tell us you feel appreciated and you’ll get to decorate a ceramic ornament with alcohol inks to enjoy at home…and remind you how appreciated you are.  Please note that this offer is limited to stock on hand.  Saturday, 12/3 thru Sunday 12/18.  FREE!
 
ELIZABETH CRAFT CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Enjoy these holiday creations using several of the newest dies by Elizabeth Craft!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday, 12/4 from Noon-3pm. 3/$15
 
A QUILLED CHRISTMAS:  You will learn this centuries-old Italian & French art technique called quilling to create beautiful holiday cards.  Bring your basic kit (and quilling kit if you have one) to class.  With Nancy on Tuesday, 12/6 from 11-1pm.  $9
 
TEA BAG CLUB:   The fold of the month is Spiraling Star. This month we will be making two Diagonal Gate fold Cards. The class kits will be Graphic 45 Candy Cane Wishes, Graphic 45 Bells & Bows, Teabag tiles by Derek.  Please bring your score pal, paper cutter, and basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday, 12/7 from 2-4pm.  $10
 
G45 ST NICK 3D:  Just in the “nick of time”!!!!  This Graphic 45 Christmas paper is a favorite and you’ll simply fall in love with its nostalgic imagery.  This type of dimensional layering is so unique, but it’s also a tad bit addictive.  It’s a stunning technique that you’ll enjoy learning and utilizing for a long time!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 12/10 from 10am-Noon.  $12 (or $8 for repeaters)
 
ST NICK COLLECTION: 7 CLASSES IN ALL!!!  HO! HO! HO!  Grace has out-done herself this month!!! Truly.  She has assembled this impressive St Nick Collection to completely immerse you in all that is Christmas and she can’t wait to share it with you!  There are 7 classes total in this collection and YOU can select which ones you’d like individually (descriptions below)  OR you can select all classes in Collection A, Collection B, or the FULL collection and do them ALL over a two day timeframe.  WooHoo! Read the descriptions below and get registered soon…this one’s sure to fill up fast regardless of busy December schedules!  Bring your basic kit to all classes.  With Grace on Saturday, 12/10 from 10am-4pm AND/OR Sunday, 12/11from 11am-4pm. 
  •  Individual Classes in this Collection: See below for pricing. 
  • Collection A = All Saturday Classes $50 (4 projects) 
 
  • Collection B = All Sunday Classes $50 (3 projects)
  • Full Collection = All 7 projects on both days $95

  
1) St. Nick Easel Card: This is an over-sized card/home decor piece with St. Nick surrounded with sparkly snowflakes.  It has a flap that lifts up to reveal a large space for a large family Christmas photo or several photos.  It can easily be flattened for storage.  The kit includes a pre-made bow. Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Saturday, 12/10 from 10-10:45am.  $10


2) St. Nick's Castle – Double Tri-fold:  You'll feel like you're visiting St. Nick's wintry castle with this project.  It is an expandable piece that can fit within a 14"x24" area. There is a center flap that lifts up and a lower flap that comes down to reveal your favorite holiday photos.  Winter friends dance among the sparkly snowflakes and icicles. Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Saturday, 12/10 from 11am-Noon.  $15 


3) Staircase to Christmas:  St. Nick makes his getaway just in time as eager children bound down the stairs to see what he has left them!   This is a larger-than-normal 8-inch tall double-fold card. It comes with many colorful pre-cut pieces. Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Saturday, 12/10 from 1-2pm.  $10 


4) St. Nick's Photo Folio:  This photo folio will be very handy in displaying more than a dozen of your favorite Christmas photos.  It has a front pocket with an embellished tag-shaped booklet as well as two additional booklets on the inside pockets.  A colorful waterfall element finishes this lovely keepsake album. Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Saturday, 12/10 from 2:15-4:15.  $20 


5) St. Nick's Tri-Step Jolly Tidings:  This vintage-style piece has a center flap that lifts up with a jeweled handle to reveal a favorite photo and is nestled between two towers holding photo booklets that hold up to 8 additional photos. Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Sunday, 12/11 from 11am-Noon.  $15 


6) St. Nick's Photo Stand w/Cards:  This cute little stand, embellished with a large poinsettia and pre-made bow, comes with 8 cards/photo booklets and room for many more. Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Sunday, 12/11 from 12:15-1:15pm.  $15 


7) St. Nick's Treasure Chest:  A perfect place to keep small trinkets and Christmas treasures in 8 reinforced drawers with jeweled pulls and is topped with an easel card embellished with lace, a pre-made bow, pine cones and spruce branches.  It's a great display/utility piece that any mother/sister/child or friend will fall in love with.  Bring your basic kit to class. With Grace on Sunday, 12/11 from 1:30-3:30pm.  $25
 


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 who wish to join them.  They will be meeting at our store on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  They create handmade cards to sell ast various venues throughout the year.  The funds they raise 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, 12/14 from 10am-2pm.  FREE, but bring your basic kit.
 
ARTSY’S DECEMBER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!:  Did you Miss our November Holiday Open House?  Well, we had so much fun at the first one last month that we’re doing it again on  Saturday, December 17th!!  It’s perfect for the “Last Minute Shopper”! Spread the word, we are looking for vendors that have home-based businesses with products to sell.  Perhaps you make jewelry, crochet scarves, or paint canvases, make albums or greeting cards, or have card/album kits or other crafty items you want to sell.  This is a chance to showcase your talents!  Artsy will host another Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 17th 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, 12/17 from 1-4pm.  Registration is FREE, but required!
 
 
THE COFFEE BAR (AND CARD PARTY)!! Love coffee?? Then this is YOUR event!  In this fabulous class we will make a boxed set of coffee themed cards - 8 cards total + the box! We will also be sampling 3 different coffees from Colorado Coffee Company in Loveland.  You'll receive a nifty mug to take home AND there will be coffee cake...and probably cookies...and probably something else to eat!!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, December 28th from 1-4pm.  $25
 

 
CLASS POLICIES

***Classes start promptly at the time listed.  Please have your lovely buns in the seat and be ready to go!    Showing up late is very disruptive to the class that is already in progress.  Plan ahead for traffic or other things that might slow you down! 
If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to get into another class.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will forfeit your class fee. 
Classes must be paid for at the time of registration.  You are not considered registered unless a class is paid for which could affect your seat in those classes with student limits.  You may pay with cash, check or use a credit card with a $2 handling fee.  You may register over the phone and mail in a check or give us a credit card number. 
We also assume you're taking a class to enjoy a break for a few hours and learn some cool stuff without interruptions.  That said, we will now begin each class by asking you to turn off your cell phones or silence them during class.  This will enhance everyone's learnin' and enjoyment of the class at hand.
Thank you in advance for understanding.  If you have problems or questions about these policy updates, please see Patsy.

Friday, October 21, 2016

November 2016 classes

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 d├ęcor!  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