Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013, Friday

Happy Summer!  Spring has gone by so quickly!  It's almost time for Independence Day, weird how time flies!  Also scary in my older age!

We have a great schedule of classes in July.  Lots of them are "Christmas in July".  Our instructors will help us get a great early start for creating one of a kind items including gift card holders, gift bags, candy or popcorn wrappers. lots of them "almost instant", as well as Christmas cards and albums.  Just look at these special classes coming up the first week and a half of July:

Mon, July 1, Patsy will teach ISABELLA CARDS, from 2-4.  You will get to make 4 different cards FOR $10, using Bo Bunny Isabella papers and lots of embellishments, just look at this example:

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY.  Come in anytime between 10-5 and learn a new technique for $2, or it
is FREE with your $5 or more purchase.  Take home instructions and your own sample.  Always fun to learn!

Wed, July 2, Doug will teach quilling  and 3D with CHRISTMAS SCENE CARD, FROM 2-4, JUST $8  and isn't it a cute 3D scene:


Fri, July 5, OPERATION WRITE HOME WORKSHOP, 1-3, come in and help us make cards to send to our troops overseas, so they can write on them and send them back to loved ones.  Please bring your basic tool kit.

Sat, July 6, from 10:30-12:30, Patsy will help us make CHRISTMAS TAGS, make 3 for $10!
That same afternoon Patsy will also teach TIGER LILY CARDS, using Tim Holtz's distress markers.  Make 2 for $8.

Mon, July 8, from 2-4, Patsy will teach this month's TEENY TINY CARDS.  Make these 2 mini cards and envelopes for just $7. 


Wed, 7/10, from 2-4, Donna will start a series of ALMOST INSTANT GIFTS.  Starting with Snowman large candy bar cover.  make 2 for $5 and isn't it adorable?

That same evening from 6-8, Judi will teach CHRISTMAS MINI CARDS.  Make these 3 gift cards for just $8:

Thurs, July 11, from 2-4, Donna will be back to teach ALMOST INSTANT GIFTS GIFT CARD HOLDERS.  Make these 2 for just $5:

That same evening from 6-8, Julia will teach WINGED TAGS, and aren't these beautiful?
You will make both for $10:


 Great classes!  Very creative instructors!  We have lots of fun with these teachers, come and try it out.

Please register at least 48 hours before, so that our instructors have time to prepare materials for all students.  some of these classes fill up fast.     Either come in or call   970 613-1631.

Please bring your basic tool kit with you to each class and to Operation Write Home Workshop.

Please arrive at least 10 min earlier for your class, so that students can settle in and start class on time.

Remember that every student gets a 10% discount on all regular priced purchases either right before or right after the class you are attending!  What a great savings!

 Have a great couple of weeks, and take care!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Saturday, 6/8/2013


Another great exciting lineup for ARTSY classes!  Remember these are very fun classes, a chance to meet new friends with similar interests, to learn new techniques, and make beautiful, fun items for yourself or for gifts!

Here's our class photos for the last 2 weeks of June:

First we start with our upcoming Sat. 6/15 classes...

From 10:30-12:30, Michelle will instruct us in using our alcohol markers (any kind) in
ALCOHOL MARKER CARDS.  You will get to stamp and color these 2 wonderful cards for just $15:
That same afternoon from 1-4:30, Jan will help us create our own DISTRESS INK FOAMIE BINDER, but at this point this class is full, sorry.

 On Mon, 6/17, from 2-4 our class PEARLY BUTTERFLY CARDS  is also full, but the night class
from 6-8 is TOMBOW CARDS.  You will create these 2 beautiful cards using Northwoods Stamps coloring techniques with Tombow markers.  Make both for $10:

TUESDAY TECHNIQUES ON  every Tuesday, come in to learn a new technique using one of our many different products including, stamps, pearlized sprays, dies, stencils, alcohol inks, Distressed inks, Distressed paints, alcohol markers, Tombow markers.....who knows what the next technique will be? Something new each week!  Come in anytime between 10 and 5 and learn something new in just a few minutes.  Just $2 or FREE WITH A $5 OR MORE PURCHASE.  COME HAVE SOME FUN EACH WEEK!
 On Wed, 6/19, from 6-8 Patsy will teach POINT OF VIEW CARDS, you will create these 4 cards of Hydrangeas using many different techniques, just $10 for all 4:

Thurs, 6/20, Julia will teach another G45 MAY/ JUNE LAYOUTS, from 6-8.  You will be using Graphic 45 papers to do 2 more monthly layouts, each 2 pages for $20:

On Fri, 6/21, Patsy will teach this month's DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES from 2-4.  You will get to experiment with Tim Holtz's distress ink pads learning several techniques and go home with your own ink pad, samples and instructions.  Just $30.  This class is a full 2 hours of fun:

Sat, 6/22, Pat will teach SECRET ADMIRER ALBUM  from 10:30-3:30 (all day class with break for lunch), for $50.  As many of you have admired this album in our store, it is an 8x8 beautiful album, filled with pockets, nooks and crannies, lots of places for photos of all sizes and embellishments. It is not listed on our calendar, as such because it filled with 6 people right away, but we have had 2 cancellations just recently, so we now have 2 spots available.  Call 613-1631 ASAP to get in.  Here's the cover, made with origami paper:

And just part of the inside made with Prima Secret Admirer paper:

On Mon, 6/24, from 6-7:30ish, Patsy will teach another SIT N STITCH.  IF you have taken the beginner's EMBROIDERY ON PAPER  class you can come to this class and learn another pattern to stitch for JUST  $3!
Wed, 6/26, Doug will teach another Male inspired card, 3D CANOE CARD, from 2-4, just $8 for this neat 3 dimensional pop up canoe card that he devised himself.  It can be stamped with any phrase, and used for all occasions, not just birthday:

And the popup inside:

On Thurs, Patsy will host another CSU CARD MAKING DAY.  Come in and volunteer your time to make a card or two using our papers, embellishments, etc.  These cards will be donated to the CSU Women's group who make cards and then sell them at craft fairs, and donate the money for scholarships to any woman attending CSU.  PLEASE BRING YOUR TOOL KIT with you, thanks.

On Fri, Patsy will host another OPERATION WRITE HOME CARD MAKING DAY.  Come in and volunteer (just like the CSU Day)  These cards will be shipped by ARTSY to Operation Write Home where they will be sent to our soldiers over seas, they are blank cards that the service men and women use to write home on.  Again, please bring your tool kit and any A2 sized envelopes that you can spare to donate, as well.  We also accept donations of A2 sized cards with envelopes from our customers and friends.  You cannot use  glitter, nor stickles on these cards, due to night vision guns, etc.  All occasion cards and kids cards are needed.  Such a great endeavor!  Please help us fill another box. Please bring your tool kit with you.

Sat, 6/29 is another big day for us.  Caron, our rep with several different companies will be back to teach 2 classes:  The first is from 10:30-12:30 and is STAMPENDOUS CARDS.  you will be using stamps, and aged embossing powders from Stampendous.  Aren't these beautiful?  Both for $17:

The afternoon class with Caron is from 2-4.  You will make this gorgeous tissue box cover in UNBELIEVABLE TISSUE BOX, just $17, using Elizabeth Crafts shimmer sheets and peel off stickers, etc.

This sums up another creative month for ARTSY.  We've had lots of fun and have created lots of wonderful items and cards.  Glad a lot of you could be apart of it.

Please call to register and pay for classes at least 48 hours before the class you're interested in taking.  Some of these classes fill up quickly, as many of our instructors have class size limits.  970 613-1631.

You must bring a basic tool kit (or can rent one from us for $1.50), consisting of detail scissors, tape runner, liquid adhesive, pop dots, paper piercer, ruler, pencil, stylus, paper distresser, and any favorite tools.  If you are new to this craft, we sell all these items and more, and cute little nylon tool bags for $5.00.  You can purchase with your class discount.

Please arrive here for your scheduled class at least 5-10 minutes before class time, so the students and teacher can get settled in and start on time, sometimes earlier. And if you want to purchase, come even earlier to shop before hand.

REMEMBER EVERY STUDENT RECEIVES A 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL REGULAR PRICED PURCHASES EITHER RIGHT BEFORE OR RIGHT AFTER THEIR SCHEDULED CLASS.  What a great deal!  You don't have to wait for a coupon for the big box stores, and ARTSY carries so much more, and many, many items that you cant find in those stores!  We specialize in quality stamps, inks, stains, paints, sprays, embossing folders, embossing powders, cardstock, patterned double sided papers, tools, embellishments, and dies from many different companies.