Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, Sept 27, 2012

Good morning everyone!  Such a cool damp morning.  Glad to get the rain, except for those farmers trying to dry out their corn crops!  The weather is always a problem for some area.

HERE ARE OUR UPCOMING CLASSES FOR THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS IN OCT, AND NEWS ABOUT 2 EVENTS WE'RE HAVING DURING THE MONTH (all class prices include papers and embellishments shown, but you must bring your basic tool kit):

Mon, 10/1, ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES with Patsy, from 6-8.  Learn 7 different techniques using Tim Holtz's Alcohol ink bottles and go home with your own samples, instructions and your very own bottle of ink.  So much fun!  Wear your old clothes and one of our aprons.  $32.

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY, 10/2.  Come in anytime and learn this week's new technique for just $2, or it's FREE with a $5 or more purchase!  Take home your own sample and instructions.  Sign up to win the sample of the day!

Wed, 10/3, Joan will teach MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CARDS from 10:30-12:30, for $12.  You'll get to use new Christmas Memory Box dies, using the Big Shot, in 2 different cards.  Aren't these wonderful?

Thurs, 10/4, from 6-8, Patsy will teach another DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES class using Tim Holtz's very versatile and amazing Distress Ink pads, in 36 different colors.  You will learn 7 different techniques to create different looks for your projects, take home your own samples and your own ink pad! Just $32.

Fri, 10/5 and Sat 10/6, from 10-4pm both days, we will celebrate WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SHOP HOP, in conjunction with Scrapin Place (Loveland), Scrap-2-It and Capture (both in Scrap-2-It building in Ft Collins).  Each store will have a $1 Make N Take card to create.  Create a card at each of the 4 stores, sign their register and you will have a chance to win gift certificates totalling $60!  You must create a card at all 4 stores to be entered to win.  Bring your basic tool kit with you!    So Much Fun!  Here are our respective cards, but you'll have to go to one of our stores to view them up close.

Sunday, yes Sunday, 10/7 Patsy will teach her HALLOWEEN TAG BANNER class from 1-4, $18 for everything!  This banner can be used year after year, hang it in a doorway, on the front door, across a mantle, across a window, give it to your grandkids for their celebrations year after year, give it to a nursing home, etc. You will embellish it as you like.  Lots of fun!


Wed, 10/10, from 6-8,  STICKY NOTES HOLDER, Patti will show us how to create a fast and easy small gift for family, friends, teachers, neighbors, thankyous, thinking of you, etc.  Get ready for the holidays, take a small gift wherever you go that will be much appreciated!  Make as many as you want in the 2 hr class, just $5 ea.  Here are samples of what can be done:

Thurs, 10/11, from 6-8, Julia will be teaching HALLOWEEN CARDS using the new Graphic 45 papers.  For $12 get a head start on Halloween with these 3 cute cards:

Fri, 10/12, from 6-8, Dianna will teach AUTUMN ALBUM, which is a clear acrylic and chipboard album spelling 'autumn'.  Everything in this album and more for you to embellish as you want, $22.
Only 4 albums, which means only 4 students, sign up soon!  Isn't it pretty, and it will be a wonderful gift for someone special.  Students must bring Zip-dry glue, exacto knife and cutting mat, along with basic tool kit.  We sell everything that is needed, here at ARTSY, of course.

and just 2 of the pages inside:

Sat, 10/13, we have 2 great classes: 
From 10:15-12:15, Judi will teach another FAUX WATERCOLOR class using markers to easily create the 'watercolor' look.  Make these 2 and learn a great technique for $12:

And that same afternoon from 1-4:30, create this HALLOWEEN 3D  frameable piece of art with Julia, of course.  Must bring an exacto knife and cutting mat, and paper burnishing tool kit,  along with your basic tool kit.  Makes a wonderful decoration or gift.  $10.

Upcoming event:  Colorado Fall Paper Fest at the Ranch, Fri and Sat, 10/19 & 10/20, from 10-5.  ARTSY will have a Make N Take table there, with a sale coupon and---discount specials, and 2 classes here on Sat., at our store.

 PLEASE remember to bring your basic tool kit with you to each class, and to our World Card Making Day weekend event.
PLEASE remember to call ahead, at least 24 hrs to register and pay for the classes you would like to enroll in, so that our instructors have time to prepare enough paper supplies, etc., for each student.    970 613-1631--ARTSY.

HAVE A GREAT COUPLE OF WEEKS!  Enjoy our cooler days.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Happy Fall!

What great weather we are having.  I love autumn., how about you?
We have sooooo many new items for you to see!  We have new Elizabeth Craft stickers, micro-fine glitters, her Shimmer Sheets, and sticky tape in 4 sizes!  New Bo Bunny, Graphic 45, Kaiser Craft, Reminisce, and Basic Grey papers, and embellishments.  Lots of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas papers, embellishments, embossing folders, dies, and stamps coming in, all the time.  This is a very fun time of the year for all of us!  So come on in and get those creative juices flowing!  Lots to see and touch.

We still have this current week of class photos on our last blog that follows this blog.  And, we only have 2 spaces left for Pat's FAIRY GARDEN ALBUM class coming this Saturday, 10:30-4:00, $43:
and two of the 12 interior pages:

More tantalizing classes ahead:

We'll start with Mon. evening, 9/24 from 6-8pm, Jan will teach us a clever masking technique in her card class  SILHOUETTE MASKING.  For just $16 you will make these 4 beautiful cards using Penny Black stamps:

Tuesday, 9/25 is another TECHNIQUE TUESDAY!  Come in anytime and learn a new quick technique.  It's just $2 for each technique, or FREE  with a $5 or more purchase.  And.....It's different every week!

Wed, 9/26, Julia will help us create these 3 funky cards in STEAMPUNK CARDS, from 6-8pm.  You'll get to make all 3 for just $12, using Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante papers!  There are lots of details and embellishments on these cards and really fun:


Then on Thursday, 9/27, from 6-8pm, Julia will return to teach 7 different ways to use Ranger's Perfect Pearls shimmering powders in PERFECT PEARLS TECHNIQUES.  You will make your own examples and go home with all the instructions, as well, for just $15. it's a great and easy way to add that extra special touch to your projects:

 Fri, 9/28, from 3-5pm, Patsy will teach this month's ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES.  You will learn 7 different ways to use those brilliant little alcohol inks!  For $32, you will go home with examples and instructions of each (you pick your own colors) and your own bottle of ink.  Wear your old clothes and one of our aprons, as these are stains for use on non-porous surfaces--metals, plastic, acetate, glossy paper, etc.  This a fun, fun class:
Then, Fri evening, from 6-8pm, Julia will teach GENTLEMAN'S DIARY CARDS.  These are 2D cards and are so perfect for the gentlemen in your life.  Please bring your paper burnishing tool kit as well as your basic kit.  Make these 2 manly cards for just $8!

On Sat, 9/29 we will have 2 classes.  The first is Nacole's class MINI GIFT CARD SET, from 10:30-12:30, for $12.  Such a sweet adorable gift to create for someone!  This is the cover of the album:

and the inside with 3 gift cards:

That same Sat afternoon, from 1-4pm, Deb will help us create this beautiful gift set of 3 different sized cards, with envelopes to match.  Learn this box making technique and use it for many projects!
 For just $28, this is what you will make:  This is the front side of the box, closed with the lid on it:

And this is the interior, the box is open showing the 3 different sized cards and envelopes (4 of each size makes an even dozen that you will make!) You'll do some embossing and embellishing, as well.  A wonderful gift (think Christmas, birthday) and a great idea for future gift boxes with other paper collections.  Bring your Score-Pal or Score-Buddy and Scor-tape or red line tape for this class, as well as your basic tool kit.

What an impressive September class schedule we have had with our instructors!  They just keep getting more and more creative.  We've had alot of fun in these classes, as well! 

Please remember to always bring your basic tool kit to each class you take.  Basic tool kit includes:  detail scissors, tape runner, liquid adhesive, pop dots, pencil, ruler, Scor-tape or red line tape, paper piercer, paper distresser, and any other favorite tools.  We do sell these items and much more here at ARTSY.
Please remember to call us to register and pay (or come in to pay) at least 24 hrs ahead of time, so that the instructor has time to prepare for the correct number of students.  Some of these classes fill up quickly, so call us soon.   970  613-1631. get a 10% discount on your regular priced purchases right before or right  after the class that you take! 

What fun we have at ARTSY!

Also, watch for COLORADO FALL PAPERCRAFT FEST, coming to the Ranch on Oct 19 & 20!
More info about that later......
Have a great week, and enjoy our cooler days and nights!  Take Care!