Wednesday, March 26, 2014

APRIL ARTSY class photos


Great weather, longer days, so happy.

A reminder to all of you who may not have read our recent email about our CRUISIN COLORADO SHOP HOP.  It will be held starting April 25 and end May 3---2 full weeks to celebrate National Scrapbook Week.  16 other Colorado stores are participating with us.  Each store will have their own sales events, door prizes, and Saturday Make N Takes!  Be sure 2 sign up at each store visited, as each store will provide a $10 store gift certificate, total of $170 in gift certificates given to Only 1 lucky winner in Colorado!  That lucky winner will  be picked from the list of names taken at each store. So visit several stores to have a better chance at winning.  Our latest email had the participating store addresses and phone #'s, or you can get a list from the participating store itself.  This will be such a fun time.  You could make a traveling weekend out of it with your friends!  Call the store to get their driving directions or google the address.  Hope you can join us!

We continue with our March Anniversary sale until this Sat.,  March 29---this is the day our dies and Sizzix Big Shot machines are 25% off!  come in early!

Here is our Creative class line up for the first 2 weeks or so in April:

Wed, 4/2, from 2-4, Marsha will teach EASTER CARDS.  Make these 3 beautiful Easter cards for jus $15. Lots of embellishments and flowers used on these one of a kind cards:

Thurs, 4/3  from 1-3 we will host another OPERATION WRITE HOME WORKSHOP and CSU CARDS WORKSHOP.  Please bring your basic tool kit and help us make cards to donate to these wonderful organizations!  You will use our materials and embellishments.

Fri, 4/4, from 3-5, Pat will teach a fun and easy, bright mini album KEY LIME ALBUM.  It's just $20 for all this, bring scor-tape in your basic kit:

inside showing pockets and tags: So fun!
 Sat, 4/5,from 10:30-12:30, Patsy will teach another EMBROIDERY ON PAPER.  You'll learn how to punch out a pattern and embroidery with beautiful thread and make it into a card, just $12:
That same afternoon, from 2-4, Julia will teach G45 3D, which is a beautiful frameable piece of art.  If you are a new student to this technique, you will need to bring a paper tole  kit, matt and your basic kit.  We sell these at ARTSY.  Return students $8- New students $12 charged for this class:

Mon, 4/7 from 1-3, Doug will teach ORIGAMI EASTER CARD.  Make this cute slide closed card with a surprise inside and the envelope, too, just $8:

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY.  Come in anytime between 10-5 and learn a quick new technique.  It's different every week.  You will learn lots and take home your own sample and instructions so that you won't forget it.  $2 or it's FREE with a $5 or more purchase.  Lots of fun!

Wed, 4/10, from 12-4 Grace will teach us how to make the basic book of this album: FLIP BOOK ALBUM BLANK. It's just $28.  Once you learn how to put this together, you can choose any papers and embellishments to fill it.  We also sell her cut up kits for this album for $15 ea.:

Fri, 4/11, from 6-8, Marsha will teach FABULOUS PEACOCK CARDS.  Just look at these beautiful shiny silver and black cards.  Just $10 for these 3 stunning cards:

Sat, 4/12, from 10:30-12:30, Julia will give you the opportunity to make either set of these beautiful cards in G45 COUTURE CARDS, using Graphic 45 paper, just $12 for 3.  If you want a kit for the other set, just let us know and Julia will cut a set for you, as well. :

 and set 2:
 That same afternoon, from 1:30-4, Julia will teach G45 CARD BOX.  This is a stunning box that you can use for yourself, or as a gift with cards inside, just $23:

Mon, 4/14 from 1-3, Patsy will teach this month's TEENY TINY CARDS.  Make 2 mini cards and envelopes for just $7.  No samples yet, but you know how great they will be!


Wed, 4/15, from 3-5, Patsy will have the final FIND YOUR WINGS CLUB event.  All you club ladies must bring your own creation to share with each other.

Thurs, 4/16, from 3-5 and again on Mon, 4/28, from 6-8, Dianna will teach NW WATERCOLOR
STYLE CARDS.  Make these 2 Springy, sparkly cards and learn the Northwoods stamps style of water coloring using Tombow markers!.  Just $10 or it's FREE when you purchase a NW stamp of $12 or more!

That sums up our first couple of weeks of creative classes, thanks to our great instructors!

Please remember to bring your basic tool kit with you to each class, which should include:  detail scissors, tape runner, liquid adhesive, pop dots, paper piercer, ruler, pencil, scor-tape, scor buddy if you take an album class, etc.  We sell these items at ARTSY, of course.

Remember every student receives a 10% discount on all regular priced purchases right before or right after their scheduled class!

Please remember to register and pay for classes at least 36 hours ahead, so that the teacher has time to prepare and cut papers, etc. for each student.  Please arrive for class at least 10 min prior to scheduled start time, or even earlier if you want to shop. We only take local checks or cash for our classes, thanks so much.  We are a small stand-alone store and credit card processing fees cut into our inventory budget, so we try to keep the fees very small, and order more inventory.  You can help by bringing CASH, or a local check, we thank you lots!

Have a happy 2 weeks, take care!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Having a fun crafty day?  I sure hope so!

  How are you?  We're doing great---especially since we are receiving so many new items like:

Tim Holtz's just released marker spritzers (can be used with any style marker according to Tim), new colors of his distress paints, his new dies---5 different frameworks, ironwork gate, butterfly frenzy, 2 new collections of alcohol inks. 3 new Graphic 45 paper collections, pads and tags and pockets.  New Kaiser Craft, Bo Bunny and Prima paper collections. We're expecting our new Elizabeth Craft Design embossing folders and new Memory Box and Impression Obsession dies,  in the next couple of days, as well!  So many new things, we've had 4 deliveries so far this week, and expecting 3 more! Too many to mention and way too much fun!

Just look at the line-up of upcoming classes for the rest of March---the creativity of our teachers is amazing!
Starting with Mon, 3/17, from 1-3, Patsy will teach this month's rendition of TEENY TINY CARDS and envelopes, for just $7 you'll get to make these 2 clever cards:

TUESDAY TECHNIQUES--- Come in anytime between 10-4 and learn a new 2-5 min technique using inks, sprays, tools, dies, papers, it's different every week.  It's just $2 or FREE with a $5 or more purchase.  You'll get to try it and then take home a sample and instructions.  Always fun.

3/19, Wed, from 1-3, Doug will teach QUILLED CHOO CHOO.  You'll make this cute card and envelope and learn how to use the Envelope Punch Board, too., Just $7, and please bring your own quilling tool and precision glue bottle (we sell both) with your basic kit:

3/20, Thurs, from 2-4, Julia will teach G45 COUTURE CARDS PART DEUX.  You'll make these 3 beautiful cards for just $12:

3/21, Fri., from 1-3 Dianna will teach NW WATERCOLOR STYLE CARDS.  You'll make these 2 cute Easter cards and learn how to get the watercolor look with Tombow markers, for just $10:
3/22, Sat is a full day of Caron!  From 10:30-12:30, she'll teach FANCY ACCORDIAN
CARDS, using new Elizabeth Craft dies, shimmer sheets and glitter. There is a limit of 10 students for each of these classes, call or come in soon! Beautiful & just $17:

In the afternoon from2-4, Caron is teaching GLITTERY BACKGROUND CARDS, just $17 for these pretty cards, as well:

3/24, Mon, from 6-8, Patsy will teach a pretty album using new Bo Bunny papers and album cover PRIMROSE ALBUM.  It's just $10 for this class but you must purchase the binder and dividers (at a 10% disc) and finish with the doo dahs in class. 
 Just 2 pages of many:


3/26, Wed., from 2-4, Patsy will teach DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES.  Learn 6 different techniques that Tim Holtz teaches using his very versatile inks, in 48 colors!  This is a full 2hr class, just $30.

3/27, Thurs, from 2-4, Julia will teach 7 different ways to use Perfect Pearls Powders, just $15:
3/28, Fri, from 6-8, Patsy will teach PEEL-OFF CARDS.  You will make 3 different cards using Elizabeth Crafts peel offs.  You will learn how to apply, paint, and transfer the beautiful peel offs. This class is FREE if you have taken at least 3 other classes during the month of March!  Or you can take it for $10.  No photo, but you can trust that this will be wonderful.

3/29, Sat, from10:30-4:00 (includes lunch break), Sharolyn will teach BUNDLE OF CARDS.  You will get to make 16, count them 16! cards for $35.  Great class to stock up on great cards to use for men or women, any season, any reason!  If you finish those, you can do 5 more bonus cards for just $5, as well. These are beautiful and creative, and limited to 8 students:

3/31, Mon, from 2-4, Sharolyn returns to teach TYPOGRAPHY MOVABLE CARDS.  These are so cool, great cutting patterns to learn.  Just $8 for these 2 interesting cards using G45 paper:

What a great creative month end!  Our thanks to our great instructors!  COME INTO ARTSY TO VIEW ALL THESE EXCITING SAMPLES.  THEY LOOK MUCH BETTER IN PERSON, OF COURSE!

Remember ATC CLUB SWAP MEMBERS:  This month's ATC's are due into our store on Wed, 3/26, at 5 pm.  You can come and view all of them and pick up your cards on Fri, between 4-6. Love this club!
Please remember to register for a class at least 36 hrs before lass time, so that instructors have time to prepare materials for each student (cutting paper, etc.) We only take cash or local checks for registration.
Please remember to arrive at least 10 min before class starts, so that others do not have to wait to get started.
Please remember to bring your own basic tool kit with you to each class.


CALL ARTSY   970  613-1631, soon to register.