Monday, January 28, 2013

Jan. 27

Good Morning Friends!
What a great weekend we have had! 
We had Julia teach another 3Dimemsional class and Arta teach a large class creating WINTER FAIRIES.  So much fun and lots of laughter during the fairies class:

 Lots more to tell you about and lots of photos of our upcoming classes following our news:

ARTSY will have a booth at this coming Saturday (Feb 2) at the inaugural FRONT RANGE SCRAPBOOKING AND PAPER CRAFTS FAIR, which is being held at The Embassy Suites Conference Center, on Crossroads Blvd (the hotel at The Ranch). 
And our BIG news is that:  We are featuring Els, owner and designer of Elizabeth Craft Designs. Her company is located in California, so it's quite a treat to have her demonstrating her products for us at this event!  Els will be demoing and selling her new dies, shimmer sheets, microfine glitters, velvet sheets, and special tape sheets at this expo.  It's an all day... 9-6pm... event.  Croppers will have lots of space to work and they along with card makers and stampers will have fun visiting with vendors, watching demos and creating Make N Takes.  We are selling tickets here for $15, which includes snacks and beverages throughout the day.  If you wait until Sat, the admission price will be $20.  We'll have the tickets for sale until Friday at 6pm.  Come in soon to purchase yours.  Please bring a check or cash for these tickets.  LOTS OF FUN FOR ALL! JOIN US AND MANY OTHER VENDORS FOR A SPECTACULAR CREATIVE CRAFTING DAY!

Also, we've just begun receiving our new products ordered at CHA!  New papers, stamps, paints, sprays, flowers, embellishments, etc.  Come in soon and every week for the best selection on new products!  It's just like Christmas for us all over again!

Here's our February class photos:

Fri, 2/1, Deb will teach Graphic 45 VALENTINE MINI BOOK, from 2-4pm.  For just $7 you can make this sweet mini book, great for gifts using new Graphic 45 papers.  Come in and learn how to created this mini book making technique:


That same evening, Patsy will teach this month's ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES, from 6-8.  You will learn 7 different techniques using Tim Holtz's  Alcohol Inks.  You'll take home your own samples, instructions and your own bottle of ink, for just $32.  Wear old clothes and one of our aprons, it can be messy fun!

Sat.. 2/2, Pat will be here to create her VALENTINE ALBUM, FROM 10-1, which is already FULL, sorry.  She has promised us another class using the same binding techniques. but with different papers. So look for that at a later date.

That same afternoon, from 2-4, Judi will teach POP UP CARDS.  How cool to have the Hybiscus just pop from the inside, just $10 to make this card and learn this pop-up technique to apply to lots of different cards and pages:

And the pop-up on the inside:

Mon. 2/4, from 2-4 Dianna will teach WINTER WISHES CARDS.  You will get to make 2 of this card using a new Impression Obsessions stamp and our new SPECTRUM NOIR ALCOHOL MARKERS!  These are new markers made just for crafters.  Lots cheaper than Copic markers and they are packaged in color families, 6 markers for just $11.99 ($2 per pen!).  They also have their own paper, which is especially important when using alcohol markers because of the amount of ink that is absorbed by different papers and the ease of blending, as well. They are refillable and the nibs can be replaced (just like Copic markers).  Cute bag to store them in, too. Come in and try them out.  Just $8 for 2 of these cards:

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY   Come in every Tuesday, anytime until 5pm and learn a new quick technique for just $2, or it's FREE with a purchase of $5 or more. Sign up for our special give away using the technique.
Wed, 2/6 from 2-4, or on Mon, 2/25, from 6-8pm, Deb will teach SECRET ADMIRER CARDS, just $10 for these 2 cards that are great for Valentines:

Thurs, 2/7 Patsy will teach another STAMPING 101 CLASS, from 2-4.  A great class for beginners to learn about stamps, inks, dry and wet embossing, etc.  Loads of information and fun for you newbies! Only $10. 

Fri, 2/8, from 6-8, Patsy will teach MONOCHROMATIC CARDS. Make 4 cards for just $10:

Sat, 2/9 will be another TAGS TAGS TAGS class, from 10:30-12:30.  You  get to create 10 different tags and play with lots of colored and shimmering sprays, stamps, stencils, inks, fibers, etc. Sooo much fun!  just $10!

And that same afternoon, Arta will be here to teach VALENTINE TAGS, from 2-4pm and for just $10 you will make these 3 beautiful blingy tags:

 On Mon, 2/11, Patsy will teach this month's TEENY TINY CARDS, from 2-4pm, just $7 for these 2 beauties and envelopes, as well:


Wed, 2/13, from 6-8 is another TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS class with Patsy.  You will learn 7 different techniques using Tim's versatile distress ink pads.  These are amazing inks!  You'll take home your own samples (yours will look so different from these!) with instructions and your own ink pad, just $32.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!  WE LOVE ALL OF YOU!  COME ON IN FOR GOODIES AND anything red or pink (not the packaging color) will be 15% OFF TODAY ONLY!

Great classes for our first 2 weeks of February!  And great instructors, very creative!

PLEASE remember to bring your own basic tool kit, consisting of:  detail scissors, ruler, pencil, liquid adhesive, tape runner, pop dots, tweezers, other favorite tools.
Every student gets a 10% discount on regular priced items either right before or right after class time.
PLEASE remember to register and pay for any class at least 36 hours before the scheduled class time, so the instructor has time to prepare for each student.  Remember, some of these classes are limited to 6 and will fill up very quickly. 

WE SO APPRECIATE OUR CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE BEEN WRITING CHECKS OR PAYING BY CASH, INSTEAD OF USING THEIR CREDIT CARDS!  THANKS FOR HELPING US KEEP OUR CREDIT CARD FEES LOWER.  You may also mail us a check in payment for class registration.  Just be sure to call us first to get your name on the class registration list before mailing the check to us.    970 613-1631.

Hope to see you at the Front Range Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts Fair this weekend!

Have a great couple of weeks, stay warm!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

Good Morning Everyone, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

What a beautiful new year so far!  We're having fun at ARTSY, how about you?

Why don't you plan to join us in a couple of classes this month?
 In fact, if you register and pay for 3 classes, you will get a class ABSOLUTELY FREE!  It's Patsy's Monochromatic Cards class on Thurs, Jan 30, from 6-8.  You will make 4 cards (or you can also pay $10, if you don't reach the 3 class limit).  Just scroll down and see how beautiful they are!  It's very easy to take this class for FREE--sign up for 3 more..... what a great deal!

Here's our lineup of classes for the next few weeks:

Mon, 1/14, TEENY TINY CARDS, with Patsy from 2-4.  For just $7 you will make these 2 cards with small envelopes, as well:

And that same evening from 4:30-6:30, Susan will come in to help us make these special gifts in WINE BOTTLE BOARDS.  You will make 2 boards, using colors and embellishments of your choice for just $15!  Here are 2 examples:

Come in anytime before 5:00 and learn a new technique, which is different each week, for just $2 or it's FREE if your purchases are at least $5!.  Take home your own sample and instructions.

Wed, 1/16, Patsy will teach this months EMBROIDERY ON PAPER class from 2-4.  You will learn the fine craft of embroidery, for just $12 and you pick your own thread colors:

Thurs, 1/17, from 3-5pm, and the next day (Fri) from 6-8,Sharolyn will teach ELEGANT STASH, and for just $10 you'll get to make this elegant gift box with 7 3 x 3" gift cards inside.  Such a beautiful gift and great techinque to learn to create more gift boxes, as well:

That same evening, from 6-8pm, Julia will teach PERFECT PEARLS TECHNIQUES.  You will learn 7 different ways to use your Perfect Pearls shimmering powders.  It's just $15:

On Sat, 1/19 we will have a SPECIAL INSTRUCTOR from Elizabeth Crafts Design.....and
Impression Obsession stamp co., Caron coming to ARTSY to teach 2 classes!

The first class is SHIMMERING JEWELRY, from 10:30-12:30.  You'll get to make a large necklace OR a smaller necklace and earring set, using Elizabeth Craft Designs shimmer sheets and also a card using Elizabeth Craft Designs micro fine glitter, peel off stickers and glitter tape.  This class is $1 and is quite a bargain:
And her afternoon class is FABULOUS BACKGROUNDS, from 2-4.  You will get to make several card backgrounds using IMPRESSION OBSESSIONS background stamps.  This class is also $18, some of these images are done with 3 stamps.  You will pick your own ink colors and stamps, really fun!:
Mon, 1/21, Donna will be back for her 2nd TEA BAG FOLDING class (name has nothing to do with what you will be doing) this month, from 6-8pm and for just $9 you will make all 4 of these beautiful, sparkling mini cards:


Wed, 1/23 , from 6-8pm, Donna will return to teach IRIS FOLDING.  In this particular class you will make a beautiful evening dress using ribbon, for just $8.

Thurs, 1/24, from 5:30-7:30, Judi will teach HEART STRINGS.  This is a beautiful card for Valentines day, and a new way of folding and "tying" it together!  Just $8:

Fri, 1/25, Melissa will be here from 4-6 to teach VINTAGE VALENTINES.  You will get to make these 2 cards for $10:

That same day from 6-8, Patsy will hold another SIT N STITCH for $3.  If you have passed the first class, Embroidery on Paper, you can take this class and learn to stitch another pattern!  Too fun!

Sat, 1/26 we will have Julia in the morning from 10-Noon teaching another 3D class LADIES DIARY, for just $12 (or $8 for returning 3D students) you can create this frameable piece of art:

That same afternoon, from 12:30-4, Arta will be here to teachWINTER FAIRIES.  These 2 darling sparkling cards are just $13. PLEASE BRING YOUR COLORED PENCILS FOR THIS CLASS:
This class is full,     Arta is thinking about doing it again, we'll let you know.
Mon, 1/28, Dianna will teach another TOMBOW MARKER TECHNIQUES class from 6-8.  And for just $10 you'll get to learn 7 different techniques using water based markers:
Wed, 1/30, from 2-4 OR 6-8 is Patsy's MONOCHROMATIC CARDS, where you get to make 4 cards for either $10, OR for FREE IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR 3 OTHER CLASSES! And here they are:
We already have several students in each class, so register soon!

And Fri, 1/31, we have Deb coming to teach IT'S RAINING HEARTS card from 4-5:30. For just $5 you will learn to make a special folding and cutting technique with this sweet card:
 And finally that same evening from 6-8, Deb will also teach 1/2 of this class and Patsy the other half of DAISY PEEL OFF cards.  Just $ 7 for 2 cards.  They will be using the same daisy peel off sticker, but with different coloring techniques.  Deb will be using Elizabeth Crafts Designs micro-fine glitter and tape, which many of you have been interested in learning, since you missed the first couple of classes on this technique:
And that completes a very full and creative month of January!
Please call 36 hours ahead of class time, so that our instructors will have time to prepare for each student.
REMEMBER YOU MUST BRING YOUR VERY OWN BASIC TOOL KIT TO EACH CLASS.  Some classes will also require something in addition, but it will be listed.
BASIC TOOL KIT INCLUDES:   detail scissors, tape runner of double stick tape, liquid glue, pop dots, ruler, pencil, paper piercer, paper trimmer, scotch tape, and any favorite tools.  We do sell all of these items at ARTSY, of course.
Every paid student gets a 10% discount on regular priced items either right before or right after the class time.  No need to wait for a coupon (like the big box stores), take classes and get your discounts then!
We will continue with our clearance items on sale at 50% off original price, and Christmas at 40% off, until Monday, 1/14.  However, no returns on clearance and sale merchandise.
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON........  REGISTER AND PAY ...... 970 613-1631