Friday, February 28, 2014

Thurs, 2/27/14 CLASS PHOTOS


Our former teacher, Deb Warren is here visiting her family.  She will be visiting our store this coming Sunday, 3/2, fro  1:30-2:30 or later (call if you will be later).  Come on in and visit with her.  It will be so nice to see her and hear what's happening in Portland.

3 new Graphic 45 collections are arriving early this week, hopefully by Tuesday!  They are Good Ol Sport, Botanical Tea and By the Sea.  We can't wait to start using them!  We love G45 paper!!!  We also have Tim Holtz's new small ink pads, stencils, etc.  Lots of our January CHA orders arriving each week.  Too much fun!  Several new Easter dies, papers and embossing folders, too.  Come in early before they are gone!

Here's our class photo lineup for the first 2 weeks of March:

Sat, 3/1, from 10:30-12:30, Marsha will help us make EASTER CARDS, just $15 for these 3 beautiful cards.  You can get a head start on Easter!:

That same afternoon, from 2-4, Julia will teach G45 3D SWEET SENTIMENTS.  Learn how to make 3 dimensional effects for many different paper projects.  This happens to be a 3D frameable wall hanging, and is so beautiful!  Just $12 for new students, and $8 for returning students.  Must bring a paper burnishing stylus kit and pad in addition to your basic tool kit.  We sell these kits at ARTSY, of course!

Mon, 3/3, fro 1;30-4:00, Grace will teach BOXED MINI ALBUM BLANK.  You will learn how to make the box part of this mini album, and then purchase the paper of your choice to cover and embellish it.  Just $25.  This will be the last class of this design. Grace will have another album design to share with us later on 3/15 (Isabella Flip Album).  We have just one spot left in this class, call today!

That same evening, from 5-7, Marsha will teach CARDS FIT FOR A KING.  Just $10 for these 2 masculine cards:

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY.   Come in every Tues. between 10-4, for a new 2-3 min technique.  Different each week! Take home your own sample and instructions so you can repeat it again.  Lots of fun. Just $2 or it's FREE with a purchase of $5 or more.

Wed, 3/5, from 3-5, Patsy will teach FIND YOUR WINGS.  This is session 4 of these cards. If you want to make all 16 of these cards, you can make these 4 today and then take home supplies and instructions for the other 12 cards.  Just $30 for 16 cards! The cards shown are actually from the last (session 3) of this class:

Thurs, 1-3, OPERATION WRITE HOME. Come in and use our supplies to make cards for our troops.  These are cards that are blank on the inside, so that they can write home to their loved ones.  We also collect these cards from you donations, envelopes, too.  Bring in any extra cards you can spare.  Remember, no glitter, no stickles allowed.

Fri, 3/7, from 5-7, Patsy will teach another TAGS TAGS TAGS.  You'll get to create 10 different tags using stamps, stencils, inks, sprays, etc.  Just $10

Sat, 3/8, from 10-12, Marsha will teach C'EST LA VIE CARDS.  Make these 2 beautiful cards for just $10 using Bo Bunny paper, dies, stickles:

That same afternoon, from 1-4, Pat will teach another great mini album KEY LIME MINI ALBUM,  chock full of pockets and tags for photos and journaling and keeping keepsakes, especially from travel.  So bright and sunny, just $20.  Limit 6 students:

Mon 3/10, from 2-4, Doug will teach MASCULINE BIRTHDAY CARD. You get to make the envelope, as well!  Also learn how to make envelopes with the envelope punch board! This card is for a guy designed by a guy!  Your guy will love it, just $7.


Wed, 3/12, from 1-3, Patsy will teach our monthly ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES.  Learn 6 different ways to use these inks.  Just $30 and take home your own bottle of ink.

Thurs, 3/13, 1-3, CSU CARDAKING WORKSHOP.  Come in and use our supplies and help us make cards to donate to the CSU Women's scholarship fund.  Bring your own tool kit.  Free

Fri, 3/14, from 2-4, Patsy will teach BEYOND ALCOHOL INKS.  If you've taken the first technique class, this is an extension of that class.  Lots more new ways to use these inks.  Just $15.

Sat, 3/15, from 10-4, Grace will teach a new flip album ISABELLA FLIP ALBUM. And isn't this just beautiful?,  This one uses very feminine Bo Bunny paper.  You will have a lunch break.  Limit of 6 students for this one.  Just $55 for this amazing album (everything included-just bring your basic kit of course).  Call soon to take this class.
and showing just one page of interior with pockets, tags and flips:

For all of you "CARON groupies", all of you who can't wait for her next know who you are!  Well......Caron will be here again on Sat. 3/22 for 2 different classes using new Elizabeth Crafts dies, peel offs, shimmer sheets and Impression Obsession stamps.  Here's just one of her classes:

And that's our lineup of the first half of March.  Great classes, great instructors.  Always amazing ideas, and very creative.  Remember this is a great way to meet new people and to get stimulated and enthused about your own creativity. They are jump starters, as well.

All students receive a 10% discount on regular priced merchandise either before or right after their class!

PLEASE remember to bring your basic tool kit consisting of detail scissors tape and liquid adhesives, pop dots, ruler, paper piercer, scor tape (especially for albums), pencil, etc.  Some classes will also ask for other tools, but we'll let you know.
Please register for classes at least 48 hours before class time, so that the teacher can cut and prepare for the correct number of students.  We take cash or checks for these classes. And please arrive at least 10 min before class starts, to get settled in to start on time, thanks!


Have a great couple of weeks, and take care!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Good Morning! Feb 12!

Oh, it's so great to see the sun all day!  We love our sunny warmer days---finally!

We have some great new papers and embellishments from Bo Bunny, Kaiser Craft, and expecting 3 new collections of Graphic 45 paper sometime in the next 2 weeks!  I know you can't wait to see them, neither can I! Lots of new items arriving each week---so much fun.

 Here's our lineup of photos for the last 2 weeks of our classes in March:

Beginning with Mon. 2/17, from, 12-2, Patsy will teach COWBOY CARDS, you'll get to make 4 different cards for just $10 here's 2 of the 4:

That same afternoon from 2-4, with St Pat's day just 1 month away--- Patsy  will teach TEENY TINY CARDS, just $7 for 2 wonderful mini cards, as always:

That same evening from 5-7, Dianna will teach another NW STYLE WATERCOLOR CARDS. You will learn how to get the watercolor effect using Tombow markers. Make a couple of cards for just $10:

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY.  Come in anytime between 10-4 and learn a short 2-3 min. technique  using inks, or sprays, or mists, or stains, or paints.  It's just $2 or FREE if you spend $5 or more.
A different technique every Tuesday.  Take home your own sample with instructions.

Wed, 2/19, from 6-8, Patsy will teach TAGS WITH ATTITUDE. Just look at these fun sassy tags, Make all 3 for just $10:

Thurs, 2/20, from 2-4, Patsy will teach this month's DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES, just $30 to learn all there is to know about Tim Holtz's Distress Inks, 48 colors

Fri, 2/21, IT'S A PARTY ALL DAY! COME IN ANYTIME 10-4 AND MAKE AS MANY BIRTHDAY CARDS FOR $1 ea! Here are a few examples of what you can make:

Sat, 2/22, from 10:30-12:30, Julia will teach G45 COUTURE CARDS.  Make these 3 beautiful 3 dimensional cards for just $12:

That same afternoon from 2-4, Sharolyn will teach BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE CARDS.  Make 2 of these creative cards using dies and embossing folder, for just $6:

Mon, 2/24, from 5-7, Patsy will teach ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES. You will learn all there is to know about alcohol inks and what you can do with them, and take home your own bottle of ink:
Just $30 for a full 2 hours!


Wed, 2/26, from 1-3, Dianna will teach SYMPATHY CARDS.  You'll get to make 2 of these beautiful sparkly winter cards ( and you can change the sentiment if you don't want sympathy cards), just $8:

Fri, 2/28, from 4-6 pm we will hold our first ATC SWAP for those of you who have joined our club.  Please bring 8 (9 if you want to keep one) of the same design ATC cards.  This month the subject is "Wings".  WE still have a couple of openings in one group.  Call us to sign up.  You will get lots of ideas from the cards you receive back from your club members!  This is a lot of fun---join us!

That same evening, from 6-8, Patsy will teach CHOCOLATE CARDS using beautiful gold foiled and brown imprinted cardstock.  You'll get to make 3 for just $10, or it's FREE IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR 3 other classes! These are beautiful, sorry the light reflects off the foiled part.

Another great creative month of classes!  Call us at 970 613-1631 to register for a class or more. But please call at least 48 hours before class starts, so that the instructor has time to prepare materials for each student.  All of our classes will include the papers and embellishments shown.

Please remember to bring your basic tool kit consisting of detail scissors, tape runner, liquid adhesive, ruler, paper piercer, pop dots, pencil, and any other favorite tools. We sell all these supplies and lots more here at ARTSY.

Every student gets a 10% discount on all regular priced purchases either right before or right after the registered class!  Call you friends, have them join you.  We have a lot of fun in our classes and make new friends, as well.

Stay warm and take care!


We've had such fun these past couple of weeks with our students and instructors!