Thursday, August 29, 2013


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE  thanks for stopping by our blog this week.  We will be CLOSED MONDAY, LABOR DAY,  9/2.  Enjoy your holiday weekend!

ARTSY'S First Card Challenge:  If you have dropped off your winning card to us, you get to look at all our very creative entries delivered so far.  Challenge has ended, come in now to view our entries until Tues.  You can start picking up your cards on Tues, 9/3.  All entries will be judged by our instructors, not Patsy nor me, by Sat.  Our best wishes to everyone who entered!  You all created a great card! It will be difficult to pick the winner !

Our next challenge: FALL CARD CHALLENGE has already started. It will be shorter in duration this time, ending Sept 14. Get your winner in by Fri, 9/13. This one is easier.....hopefully.  We have just a few kits left, $6.39 ea (includes tax).  And please bring cash or check with you to purchase a kit, thanks!  This is so much fun!  Join in!
Lots of new merchandise every week!  We received 3 different shipments today and Patsy is busy getting them inventoried right now!


Starting with Tues., it's TECHNIQUE TUESDAY.  Come in anytime between 10:00-5:00 and try a new technique, it's different every week.  It's always something that can be used in cards  and scrapbooks, as well.  Take home your own version and instructions to repeat it later, just $2 or FREE with a purchase totaling $5 or more!  It's lots of fun learning.

Wed, 9/4,  Patsy will teach another TAGS TAGS TAGS .  You will make 10 different tags with many different inks, stencils, sprays, and it's too much fun.  Just $10.

Thurs, 9/5, from 1-3, Sharolyn will teach STAINED GLASS CARDS, just $10 for both of these beautiful cards:

That same evening, from 6-8, Julia will teach GRAPHIC 45 SEPT/OCT LAYOUTS.  These are always very creative 2  2-pg layouts, using Graphic 45 calendar papers, just $20:
Fri, 9/6, from 2-4, it's DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES, just $30. Patsy will teach you all the many techniques using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink pads, and you get your very own pad of ink to take home.  48 colors in his ink collection
Sat, 9/7, from 10:30-12:30, Patsy will teach COVER A CARD BACKGROUNDS, just $10 to learn how to use Impression Obsessions large background stamps and their Mega Handle that fits the stamps. 

That same afternoon, from 1-4, Julia will instruct us in how to make our own DISTRESS INK FOAM HOLDER, with 48 sections to hold 1 foam pad for each ink color.  Just $22:

And the inside:
Mon, 9/9, from 2-4, Patsy will teach this month's TEENY TINY CARDS, for $7.  Look at how cute these cards are, and a box to match.  

That same evening, from 6-8, Patsy will still be here to teach PHRASEOLOGY, just$10 for these 3
neat cards using Dyan Reveley's  stamp sets:
Wed, 9/11, from 6-8 Patsy will teach this month's EMBROIDERY ON PAPER class.  Learn how to embroider on cardstock, makes a beautiful card, just $12:

Thurs, 9/12, from 6-8, and again on Thurs 9/19 from 1-3, Sharolyn will teach LEAVES, LEAVES, LEAVES.  You will make these 4 appropriate fall cards for just $12:


Fri,9/13, from 6-8, Dianna will teach another coloring in the Northwoods Stamps style class in NORTHWOODS STYLE CARDS.  This class is $10, or it's free if you purchase one of the stamps or the die.  Bring your Tombow markers if you have some, but put your initials on them:

And finally Sat, 9/13 from 10-4, Pat will teach another beautiful album in TRAIL MIX ALBUM, just $55 for all this. Pat has unique ideas for these albums, different ways to make each album different from the last!:

another inside view of many pages and pockets. Lots of place for photos and journaling:

 That concludes the first 2 weeks of Sept.  Quite inspirational.
Remember to register for classes at least 36 hours before the scheduled time, so the instructors have time to prepare for each student.
Also remember to BRING YOUR BASIC TOOL KT to each class, which should always include: detail scissors, tape runner, liquid adhesive, ruler, pencil, pop dots, scotch tape, distresser, stylus, paper piercer, etc. and any other favorite tools.
Thanks for reading our blog.  Call us to register, or come in and view these beautiful class samples which are displayed here, to register.   970 613-1631
Have a great couple of weeks, take care!

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