Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 24

Good Afternoon Fellow Crafters:

Here's our winner of our $25 Gift Certificate for our Fall Card Challenge:
JAN FRANCIS of Greeley and Tucson!  Take a look at this beautiful tri fold card! The embossed leaves look like dry fall leaves.  Great Job Jan!

 And at the inside:

Here's our runner up card from Nancy Higney of No. Carolina, who found our store last summer while on vacation:  These pumpkins, leaves and acorns were hand cut.  Good Job Nancy!

 And a photo of all our contenders:  Great job ladies!  It was a difficult  task for our teachers to pick just one, as you can see. Some of them were just as pretty or more so on the inside:

We have gotten so many amazing ideas from all our your cards!  These challenges are so much fun

Our next challenge has started.  GIRLY TAGS!  You do not have to buy a kit for this challenge, just one of our Prima Doll stamps ($7.59ea) and a #10 tag (lg) and then decorate that girly tag anyway you want! Emboss, add clothes, inks, embellishments, the sky is the limit.  Bring your creation in by Oct.10 to be judged.  We will have 2 categories:  Simple and Complex, each category winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to ARTSY. Again Our teachers will judge this competition.
Here's a photo of just a few of these stamps you can purchase for this competition.  Think outside your box!:

Another 2 day, all day fun time for you all.  On Fri and Sat, Oct.4 and 5, from 10-4.  Artsy is joining Scrap 2 It, Capture, both in Ft Collins and Scrapin Place, in Loveland in this shop hop.  Each store has a different Make N Take card for you to create for just $1!  Bring your friends, make a weekend of it.  Remember to bring your basic tool kit to each store to create the cards.  Go to each and every shop, create their Make N Take, and sign in.  Those who make it to each shop will be registered to win a $15 gift certificate from each store--total of $60 prize!  So easy to win...and here's a photo of each shop's sample card:

We have a selection of donated handmade cards from our customers, and teachers, and you can have one for FREE --WITH A DONATION TO OUR NO. COLORADO RED CROSS.   So, if you need a fast card, we have them here!  Tell your non card making friends, too.  Bring cash only.

We still have a good selection of hand-crocheted necklaces for $5 each.  These necklaces are donated by a group of ladies and all the proceeds go to our AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY OF NO. COLORADO, as well.  Please bring cash.

Here's our first 2 weeks of OCTOBER CLASS PHOTOS:

We start with 10/1, our TECHNIQUE TUESDAY.  Come in anytime  between 10-5 every Tuesday and learn a different technique.  You'll go home with your own sample and instructions.  Just $2 or it's FREE with a purchase of $5 or more.  Always different and fun. No need to bring your basic tool kit.

10/2, Wed, from 2-4, Patsy will hold another DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES class.  You've purchased some fantastic Tim Holts ink pads, now learn how to use them in many different ways!
You'll go home with your own ink pad, samples, and instructions so you'll remember how to repeat it.
Just $30.

10/3. Thurs. from, 1-3, and again 10/17. from 6-8 Sharolyn will teach SNOWFLAKE CARDS.  Make 4 cards for $12, and get a head start on, fairly quick clean and simple (CAS) Christmas cards:

That same night, from 6-8, Julia will teach G45 SEPT/OCT LAYOUTS.  Add to your year long  Graphic 45 Place in Time album with these 2 months.  $20 for these 2, 2-page layouts. 

10/4 AND 10/5, Fri and Sat., from 10-4 WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SHOP HOP. Bring your friends and your basic tool kit.  So much fun with everyone out and about. Join us.  You must bring cash.

10/7, from 2-4, and again on 10/21, from 6-8 Dianna will teach IMPRESSIONS CARDS.  You will make these 3 cards with Impression Obsession stamps and Stampendous Aged embossing powders, glass glitter and mica.  Make these 3 cards for just $10 OR ITS FREE IF YOU PURCHASE ONE OF THE NEW STAMPS USED.

10/8, Tues, TUESDAY TECHNIQUES 10-4, come in and play!

10/9, Wed, from 2-4 ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES.  Learn how to use Rangers Alcohol inks.  Learn the difference in these inks and many different techniques to use them.  Take home your own bottle of ink, samples and instructions.  Wear your old clothes and one of our aprons.  Just $30 for 2 hours packed with fun.

10/10, Thurs, 1-3, Sharolyn will teach POINSETTIA CARDS.  Make 4 of these pretty Christmas cards for just $12:

10/11, Fri, OPERATION WRITE HOME WORKSHOP. Come in 1-3 and help us make cards for our service men and women overseas to write home on.  We provide the materials, but please bring your basic tool kit to assemble them.  We also collect A-2 sized cards and envelopes, as well.  We mailed 192 cards to them just 2 weeks ago.  Any cards that you donate have to be blank inside, white liner inside if using dark stock, and absolutely no glitter, or anything stuck on the outside.
That same evening we have a PRIVATE CLASS.

10/12, Sat, from 10:30-12:30, Judy will teach another session of HANGING BASKET CARD, just $10 for this 3D card, which is a gift in itself:

That same morning from 10:00-4:00, with a break for lunch, Pat is teaching HAUNTED HOUSE.  There is a limit of 4 students for this class.  It is just $50.  This is amazing, a many pocketed photo album haunted house with webs and spiders, that sits inside a rickety fenced yard.  Lots of dies and punches used.  Lots of places for photos. The roof lifts off and reveals the album.  She had this priced at $35 originally, but added more sections, fence, and other embellishments, so it had to be increased for the extra costs. So, call soon to register!
And just 2 sections of inside of her album:

10/14, from 2-4 Patsy will teach this month's TEENY TINY CARDS.  You get to make these tiny Halloween cards, envelopes  Still just $7. 

Technique Tuesday again, come in and play!

10/16, Wed, from 1-4 (3hrs this time), Doug will teach 24 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, for just $11. This will be amazing, it's a 3 D Christmas tree, to hold treats for each of the 24 days before Christmas.  Doug has been gone a lot this past month and won't be able to bring in his sample until Wed, so no photo yet.  But we do want you to know about his class ahead of time.

10/17 another SNOWFLAKE CARDS class, see above description and photo.

Another creative couple of weeks. Join us., we have amazing instructors!  Lots of fun in class, too.  Meet some new friends, as well.

Please remember to register and pay for the class you want at least 36-48 hours ahead, so the instructor has time to prepare for each student.  970  613-1631.

Please you must bring a basic tool kit which should include:  detail scissors, tape runner, liquid adhesive, pop dots, scor tape or red line tape, ruler, pencil, paper piercer, stylus, and any favorite tools.  Some classes will require a special tool, as well.

Thanks for stopping by,

Take care,

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wed, Sept 11

Good Morning Everyone,

I guess Fall is trying to push summer aside, finally.  Quite the rain storms we are having, love the cooler humidified air, though! 

Besides our usual blog of class photos, we have a lot to tell you about:

Our current Fall Card Challenge ends on this Friday, the 13th, get your cards in for a chance to win $25!  Some great cards are showing up!

We have started our new Challenge, it is GIRLIE TAG CHALLENGE.  We will have 2 categories for this challenge, Simple or Complex and the winner of each category will win a $15 gift certificate to ARTSY!  No kit to buy this time, just purchase one of our 10 different Prima girl stamps (priced at $7.59) and a  15 cent #10 tag.  Get to it girl! Return your creative Girlie Tag by Oct.10 for judging!

 These Challenges have been so much fun.  We've all gotten lots of new ideas for great cards!

We packed up another box of 192 donated cards and sent them to Operation Write Home this week!  We thank you for your donations of A-2 sized cards, BLANK inside, no glitter or stickles (night vision equipment), and envelopes!  We are still collecting...

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY is coming up...October 4th and 5th.  Join ARTSY, STAMP 2 IT, AND A SCRAPPIN PLACE for an always fun weekend.  All 3 stores will have a special project going for just $1 or 2.  And stuff on sale!  Remember to bring your small basic tool kit, or rent one for $1.50.  Make a day of it, plan it with your girlfriends.

So, mark your calendars for fun!

Now on with our class photos!

This Sat, 10-4, with a break for lunch, Pat will instruct us in making TRAIL MIX ALBUM, which is full of pockets and tabs,just $55:
Mon, 9/16, from 2-4, Patsy will teach the first out of 3 consecutive monthly classes of FIND YOUR WINGS CARDS, just $30 for this whole session, but this is the 1st class which will be these 4 beautiful cards>  Another class of these will be held 9/23, Mon from 6-8:
TECHNIQUE TUESDAYS  Come in anytime between 10-5 (open til 6) and learn a new technique, take home your own sample with instructions, just $2 or FREE with a $5 or more purchase.  Sometimes you can get lucky and learn 2 or 3.  Try it, you'll like it.
Wed, 9/18 Patsy will teach another ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES  class from 6-8.  If you have any of these ink bottles, or would just like to learn about them, this is the class for you!  Learn 7-8 different ways to use these gorgeous inks!  Just $30 and take home your own bottle of ink.  Wear old clothes, and one of our aprons.
Thurs, 9/19, from 1-3, Sharolyn will teach another LEAVES, LEAVES, LEAVES, you'll get to make 4 of these autumn cards, for just $12:
Fri, 9/20, from 6-8 Pat will teach ENCHANTED ALBUM.  This is a great and easy album to learn to do with any papers, but this is sure beautiful!  Lots of photo and journaling places, just $15:
 and just part of inside:

Sat9/20, Judi will teach SCRATCH & SNIFF cards from 10:30-12:30, just 2 to make these sweet smelling cards.  You won't believe what you will use for the scents!  So fun...
Just $10:

 Mon, 9/23,from 6-8, FIND YOUR WINGS CARDS with Patsy, see above.


That same evening from 6-8, Dianna will teach another NW STYLE CARDS.  Make these 2 Northwoods Style cards using Tombow markers, just$10, or it's FREE if you buy either stamp or one of the dies used:

Wed, 9/25, from 2-4, Doug will be here to teach WICKER FLOWER BASKET.  Learn how to make this wicker basket and one of the flowers and butterfly, just $8. Isn't this wonderful?:

Thurs, 9/26, from 6-8, Sharolyn will teach another STAINED GLASS CARDS.  Make these 2 beautiful cards, just $10:

Fri, 9/27, from 1-3 we will hold another OPERATION WRITE HOME WORKSHOP.  Please bring your own tool kit and help us make cards for our soldiers over seas to use to write home on!  We'll provide the materials, you just provide the creative juices.

Sat, 10:30-12:30, Patsy will hold TECHNIQUE TIME... just come in and learn something fun!  Bring your friends!

That same afternoon Sharolyn will teach BUNDLE OF CARDS from 1-4.  You will make 16 different cards for just $32!  This class is full, sorry, but you can be on a waiting list:

And our last class of the month on Monday, 9/30:  BIRTHDAY CARDS, with Patsy from 6-8. Make these 4 cards for just $10, of it's free with a purchase of 3 classes this month. It would be great to have these happy birthday cards in your give away file:

Please remember to bring your basic tool kit with you to each class.
Please register for classes 48 hours ahead, and remember some of them fill up right away.

REMEMBER you get a 10% discount on any regular priced purchases either right before or right after your registered class!  No need for a coupon!

Have a great Sept., and stay dry!
Take care,