Friday, April 25, 2014



Here's our first couple of weeks of May class photos.  We have such great instructors, wouldn't you agree?  Lots of fun, for all of us.

Thurs, 5/1, we still have our CRUISIN COLORADO SHOP HOP going on with 17 stores participating in Colorado until Sat., 5/3. If you have missed our 2 emails of the different store's information, please come in and pick up a printed list.  This has been lots of fun for us so far and for many of our customers.  We have Make N Take cards to create for $1 ea.  Please remember to bring your basic tool kit with you.

This afternoon from 1-3, we will hold another OPERATION WRITE HOME workshop.  You get to make giveaway cards for our servicemen overseas to write home on.  Bring your basic kit and use our supplies and scraps. 

Fri, 5/2, from 1-3 we will hold another CSU CARDMAKING workshop.  Same as Operation Write Home, except we'll make cards to donate for the CSU Women's Schorarship cardmaking group.

Sat, 5/3 CRUISIN COLORADO all day 10-5, last day to register for grand prize of $170. total in gift
certificates to the participating stores.  Make cards for $1 ea! 

Mon,. 5/5, from 6-8, Judy will help you create a MOTHER'S DAY STAIRCASE CARD, for just $8 make this beauty:

and the inside staircase:

 TECHNIQUE TUESDAY, come in anytime between 10-5 and learn a new technique, and take home the instructions and your own sample.  Just $2 or it's FREE with a purchase of $5 or more.

Wed, 5/7, from 1:00-3:30, Doug will be here to teach his GREENHOUSE 3D CARD.  It's a 3 dimensional card that sits upright.  Bring your quilling tool in your basic kit.  Just $8:

Thurs, 5/8, from 12-4, Grace will teach GATEFOLD BLANK.  You'll learn the basics to making your own larger box of this black chipboard album contained in a box!  Then you can cover it with any paper your heart desires.  Just $28.

Fri, 5/9, from 10:30-12:30, Marsha will teach the 2nd class of FABULOUS PEACOCK cards you can make these 3 sparkly cards for $10. :

Sat, 5/10, from 10:30-12:30, Julia will teach this month's Graphic 45- 3 dimensional frameable work of art: G45 3D SPORTS.  Please bring your stylus kit and mat in your basic kit.  Just so much fun for $8 (returning students of 3D),or $12 (for new students of Julia's).  We sell the stylus kit (for flowers, too) and mat, of course. Great for sports enthusiasts and jocks!

That same afternoon, from 1:30-4:30, Pat will teach another cute album, SIMPLE SUMMER ALBUM.  This will make a great gift, and also you'll be ready for photos of your summer events or a fun get together.  Also bring your Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy for this class. So cute and just $20:

Mon, 5/12, from 1-3, Patsy will teach this month's TEENY TINY CARDS.  You know Patsy, these will be great, but no samples yet, sorry.  Just $7 to make 3 different gift cards and envelopes.

TUESDAY TECHNIQUES- a different technique, of course.

Wed, 5/14, from 6-8, and again on Mon, 5/19, from 10:30-12:30, Marsha will teach FLORAL GLITTERED CARDS.  Make these 3 beautiful see-thru cards for just $10:

Thurs, 5/15, from 10:30-4:30, Julia will teach another beautiful album BOTANICAL TEA GATEFOLD ALBUM, using Graphic 45 papers, make all this (lots of pockets for photos) for $35. Bring your Scor-Pal or Scor-buddy for this class, as well. Limit of 8 for this, register soon!

and one photo of just part of the inside of this beautiful album:

Fri, 5/16, from 6-8, Patsy will teach another TAGS, TAGS, TAGS class.  Learn to use sprays, stamps, stencils, inks in making your own fabulous tags.  Lots of fun, and just $10:

On Sat, 5/17, CARON will be back to teach 2 beautiful cards using Elizabeth Craft Designs and Impression Obsessions. From 10:30-12:30, she'll teach PEELED & GLITTERED BACKGROUNDS. Just $17 for these 2 beautiful glittered cards:

  Register early, as Caron has her groupies who take every class she offers!
That same afternoon from 2-4, Caron will teach HOUSE PIVOT CARD, with a bonus card, both with Elizabeth Craft Designs, just $17:

We are pleased to announce 2 fabulous classes taught by Judy, owner and designer of B&J ARTS STAMPS, from New Mex., later in the month, on Sat 5/31.  B&J Art Stamps are only able to come here 2-3 times a year.  They also give their students a fabulous discount on their stamps, inks and embossing powders that they bring with them to sell. The first class is from 10:30-12:30, WATER BATIK & BEADS, using stamps, beads, inks and embossing powders, is just $28 for this beautiful card:

and the back of this beautiful card: How does this fold up?  Can't wait to learn this!

and Judy's afternoon class, from 2:00-4:00 is SUEDED FABRIC & MORE, also $28, but you can make as many cards as you want after learning this technique. Just a few samples of what can be done, but you can choose your own stamps and matt colors to use:
Bobby and Judy also have groupies that come for every one of their classes, so register early.
What a great lineup of classes for our first 2 weeks in May!
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THESE ORIGINAL DESIGNS TO USE FOR YOUR OWN PROFIT.  We have heard of another instance where this happened recently. 
Please remember to bring your basic kit and any other tools needed for particular classes.
Please remember to come at least 10 min.early, or earlier so you can shop.  EVERY STUDENT receives a 10% discount on all regular priced purchases (unless already discounted by B&J Art Stamps) either right before or right after your registered class.
Please register and pay at least 36 hours ahead of class time, so that the instructor has time to prepare materials for each student. We take check or cash for classes (still trying to hold down our credit card processing fees). You can either come in to register, or call to register and mail a check to us early to hold your spot.
 Remember we really appreciate your using cash or local checks for your purchases! We have been able to stock more merchandise for you to see, since we're spending at lot less on those darn processing fees each month---THANKS so much!
Have a great couple of weeks!

Friday, April 11, 2014


HELLO.... HELLO SPRING!  Well, at least it will be nice until Sunday, then lots of moisture which we need!

JUST A REMINDER:  CRUISIN COLORADO (our 17 store shop hop) starts APRIL 25 and continues until MAY 3.  When you go into a participating store be sure to sign up for our
GRAND PRIZE (1 winner) of $170 total in gift certificates, for future use at the participating stores!  Each store will have their own different sales, door prizes, and Make N Takes for this event.  We have a listing of the stores involved, including addresses, phone numbers.  Come in and pick one up.  This should be a lot of fun! Be sure to call ahead for their business hours.

Here are our class photos for the last couple of weeks in April (check the next blog for photos of the first 2 weeks):

Fri, 4/18, from 2-4, Patsy will teach this month's DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES.  If you've heard about Tim Holtz and his many products, especially his very versatile ink pads, this is the class for you.  You'll learn 6 techniques and have lots of fun!, just $30.

Sat, 4/19, from 10-4:00 ( includes a break for lunch), Grace will teach 12 PAGE GATEFOLD ALBUM.  Just like all of Grace's projects, this one is to die for!  Just $60 for this elegant elaborate small photo album with lots of pockets, and embellishments and it's contained in it's own box:

Part of the inside:

 Mon, 4/12, from 2-4, Patsy will teach this month's ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES.  Learn about more Tim Holtz products, alcohol inks and 6 different techniques.  These are also versatile inks for non-porous surfaces such as plastic, acetates, metals, glossy papers.  This class is so fun and enlightening, wear your old clothes and one of our aprons.  Just $30 for 2 full hours:

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY  come in anytime between 10-5:00 and learn a quick new techniques to do
with inks, or mists, or sprays, or dies, etc.  Always different.  You'll take home your own sample and instructions to repeat it.  Just $2, or it's FREE with a purchase of $5 or more.

Wed, 4/23, from 2-4, Patsy will teach STATIONER'S DESK CARDS and aren't they pretty: Just $10 for all 4 cards:

Fri., 4/25, from 6-8, Patsy will teach PATTERN PLAY CARDS.  These samples are not completed, but she's using Kaiser Craft Lake House Collection,and you'll make 4 cards for $10 or it's FREE if you have already taken 3 classes this month.  Just trust her, these cards will be great, as usual!


Mon, 4/28, from 6-8, Dianna will teach another NWWATERCOLOR STYLE CARD class.  You'll make these 2 Springy cards for $10, or it's FREE with the purchase of any Northwoods stamp of $12 or more:

Monday, 4/28---ATC CARD CLUB---your ATC's for DREAM, our April subject are DUE TODAY AT 6pm  Pick up on Wednesday, by 6.  Please try to get yours here today!


Wed, 4/30, from 2-4, Doug will teach SPRING LATTICE card.  Just $8 for this clever sweet card:

What a great month of special creative classes!

We hope you have  a wonderful Easter weekend and can get out to enjoy our Colorado spring weather.

Please remember to bring your own basic kit, including detail scissors, scor tape, ruler, pencil, tape runner, liquid glue, paper piercer, etc. to each and every class (not needed on Tuesdays). 

Remember all students receive a 10% discount on all regular priced purchases either right before or right after their scheduled class!

Please remember to register (and pay by cash or check) for any class at least 36 hours before class time, so our instructors have time to prepare for each student.  Call 970 613-1631 or come in to register.

Take care!