Friday, April 22, 2016

May Classes, Events, and News!!

May is just around the corner!  Yippee Skippee!  We are totally feeling the happiness and can't wait to share it with all of you. many new products arriving every week at Artsy you'll have to visit often to take it all in.  Better yet, sign up for at least 3 classes this month to ensure you see everything May has to offer!  Do that, and we'll GIVE you a FREE card class on May 26th!  That's right...Buy 3 Classes and Get 1 the 1-Layer Card Class for FREE. Check them all out below, pick your faves and call us today at 970-613-1631!  Remember you get a 10% discount on your entire regular-price purchase on the day of class!!
It’s BACK!  Buy 3 Classes in May, get 1 FREE on May 26th!
GIFT CARD/TAG MINI ALBUM:  This is the most adorable mini album yet!  Shana joined the Artsy instructor team last month and is off to a great start.  This mini album is designed to hold gift cards received as gifts (like for Graduation?!?!?) with plenty of room to write those gifted memories on the adjoining tags.  It’s the kind of album that will become a keepsake itself!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Shana on Sunday 5/1 from Noon-4pm.  $35

GRADUATION BOX CARD:  Just in time for the graduation season!!  Even if you’ve learned this box card technique in the past, you’ll have a great time creating this owl keepsake card for your special graduate.  And yes….you CAN mail it!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Saturday, 5/1  from 1-3pm    $10
NORTHWOODS FISH CARD:  The NEW Northwood stamps for summer are out and seem to hold a hint more whimsy in their images! This card will be perfect for your favorite fisherman.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Tuesday, 5/3 from 2-4pm  OR again on Tuesday, 5/3 from 6-8pm.    $8  (LIMIT OF 5)
MOTHER’S DAY OR GRADUATION CARD:  Talk about a special keepsake kind of card…learn how to use foil to truly highlight a special photo as the focal point of your card!  You must bring a special photo to use in the class, as well as bring your basic kit.  With Donna on Wednesday 5/4 from 10:30am-12:30pm   $8
DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES:  These magic pads can create a lot of diverse looks and Distress Inks are truly the “in” thing these days! Come in and learn at least 7 techniques and take home instruction tags for all 7.  Bring your basic kit to class.   With Patsy on Thursday, 5/5 from 10-Noon.  $25
PASSPORT SHOP HOP: On Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th from 10am - 4pm both days, Artsy is participating in a special Passport Shop Hop with Memories Unlimited, Crop-A-Latte, Free Heart, Scrap 2 It, and Capture!  “Hop” to all the locations to complete the BoBunny tiered mini album - perfect for the next big celebration in your life!!  Here's how it will work:
*Grab your basic kit! You'll need adhesives, scissors, and whatever fun little tools and doodahs you like to use most.
*Then get started at any one of the Shops by purchasing your Passport for $15.  You will receive the album page and supplies sponsored by that store to make two pages from the album.  Sit down and Create!  Artsy's two sample pages are pictured below.
*"Hop" on over to the next Shop, show them your Passport and they will give you their album page and supplies to make their two sponsored pages.  Sit down and Create!
*Repeat all the "Hops" until you have received all the album pages (hint 4 of these are located within the same building so technically you really only have to make 3 "Hops"!).

PAINT & STENCIL TECHNIQUES:  New technique class uses Dylusions paints and stencil layering (could also be used with Distress Paints).  Students work with four 9x12 inch multi-media paper and learn four different paint and stencil applications.  A technique sample tag is also provided for future reference.  Four card fronts are finished in class using Cherri's collection of 20+ Dylusions stamp sets.  The remaining paint/stenciled paper can be used for 12 additional card backgrounds or tags.  Student supplies required:  baby wipes, paper towels, 2 cloth rags, paper trimmer, white glue & glue stick, detail scissors and water mister bottle.  Bring if you have:  Versafine black in pad.  With Cherri on Friday, 5/6 from 6-8pm.  4+12/$18
SECRET GARDEN ALBUM:   Pat’s back with an incredibly beautiful and unique album!  So full of the Springtime feeling and color, too.  It will be hard to decide of you’ll give it away as a gift or if you’ll keep it for yourself!  No matter what, you won’t want to miss this one.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Saturday, 5/7 from 9am-5pm.  $30
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!  Calling all Mom’s!!!!  Come into Artsy on Mother’s Day between 1-3pm and make a card for FREE!!!!  We can’t wait to see you then!  On Sunday, 5/8 from 1-3pm.  FREE for all Moms!
G45 MANLY CARDS:  Cards for guys are often so challenging to create…unless you’re Patsy and love using Graphic 45 paper!!   You'll leave feeling so accomplished and full of some great ideas for guy cards.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Tuesday, 5/10 from 10am-Noon  4/$8
TEA BAG CLUB:   What a fabulous gift for that sweet neighbor or teacher in your life.  You’ll make a little giftbox and note cards to go inside.  Either way, you’ll have fun learning how to fold these gorgeous bows/flowers! Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday 5/11 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  4/$8
OLD MACDONALD CARDS:  Come on in and get your Country on and learn a few new tricks too while you’re at it!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Thursday, 5/12 from 2-4pm  OR  on Tuesday, 5/31 from 6-8pm. 
ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES:  Little tiny bottles of ink can make fabulous backgrounds when you learn how to use them.  Bring your basic kit to class.    With Patsy on Friday, 5/13 from 10am-Noon.  $25
G45 UNDER THE SEA 3D:  Even though it shouldn’t surprise us anymore…Julia still manages to do just that!  This frameable 3D uses the NEW and stunning Under The Sea Paper Collection from Graphic 45. Learn how to use 3 sheets of the same paper to bring dimension and life to this image.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Sunday, 5/15 from Noon-2:30pm.   $12 (or $8 for ‘repeaters’)
COURTYARD CARD:  One beautiful scenery stamp = one beautiful card!  You will learn a few great techniques with this class too so get registered asap – there is a limit of only 5 students on this one.  With Marsha on Tuesday 5/17 from 2-4pm OR again on Tuesday, 5/17 from 6-8pm.  $8  (LIMIT of 5)
GLAZED CARDS:  Whaaaat?!?!?!  Glazed?  Yep - once you learn it, you’ll wonder how you got along without knowing it before.  Beautiful!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday 5/18 from 10-Noon.  8/$12
TEXTURIZED CARDS:  Do you often forget about using all those embossing folders you have in your studio??  Then get registered now for this fun and eye-opening class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday 5/19 from 10-Noon.  4/$8
ENVELOPE EXTRAVAGANZA:  Learn how to make envelopes and then put some “artsy” on it!  We will use different types of paper, even calendars.  But the most fun will be designing your one of a kind envelop with inks, paints and stamps!  Must bring an envelope maker and some glue in addition to your basic kit.  Also bring some baby wipes, it’s gonna get messy!  Make as many of the 11 envelopes in the 2-hour class time.  With Sue on Friday 5/20 from 10:30-12:30  OR on Sunday, 5/29 from 1-3pm.  $12
NEW PRODUCT DEMO: Caron will be visiting Artsy again this month to share the newest product demo!  Come on by any time during the demo to see what’s NEW and EXCITING!  It’s so new, even WE don’t know what she’s bringing!!!!  With Caron on Saturday 5/21 from 10:30am-11:30pm.  FREE
GRAPHIC 45 STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE 1 of 3:  Cherri, Patsy & Julia have joined together in this three class event using Graphic 45's re-released "Steampunk Debutante" Deluxe Collector's Edition paper package.  First up - Cherri's MAY ART BOARDS will provide an introduction into many of the products used in the Finnabair samples displayed around the store.  Students will be hands-on with products and complete three art boards suitable for display, card fronts or tag.  Students purchase the Deluxe Collector's Edition paper package for use in all three classes.  Next up - Patsy in June, followed by Julia in July.  Bring these Distress Ink pads, if you have:  Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers & Walnut Stain.  Required:  skor tape, white glue, mini, medium and 3D glue dots; plus paper trimmer (12 inch preferred).   Bring your basic kit to class. With Cherri on Saturday 5/21 from 1-4:30pm.  $15 (+ the G45 Paper Pack)
POP-UP CARDS: Back this month are these colorful and unique cards offer an extra special EC dimensional surprise to your recipient and are oh so fun to create.  You will be amazed at how easy this technique is….but be careful, it’s addictive!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday 5/22 from 12-3pm.  3/$15

ROSES IN BLOOM (SIMPLE) NEVERENDING CARD:  Summer is just around the corner (yay!) and the roses in this card are oh so vibrant…you’ll swear you can smell them!  Plus you’ll definitely want to learn how to make this fascinating style of greeting card – full of surprises for your special recipient with every fold!  Bring your basic kit with you to class.  With Diane on Sunday, 5/22 from 1-3:30pm     $10
LASTING HEARTS CARD DRIVE EVENT – RESCHEDULED!! The weather got the best of us last month so we’ve rescheduled this Card Drive for this month. Lasting Hearts was created to help comfort parents, mothers in particular, who have lost a child in pregnancy or older. To raise awareness, Lasting Hearts is donating a book, a handstamped card and a resource card to doctors’ offices to help ease the pain of parents who have lost a child.  ARTSY is participating in this cause by providing love through handmade sympathy cards, with a simple message of support written inside.  Please plan now to join us in making sympathy cards using a few specifically designed stamps and products from Hero Arts.  There is no monetary cost to you…just your time in making a few cards to send in support of these special mothers.  All supplies are provided.  We hope you will register for this class to support this special cause.  With Becki (and hopefully Caron!) on Tuesday, 5/24 from 2-4.  FREE, but registration is required so we can be prepared with enough supplies.  You can learn more about Lasting Hearts on Jennifer McGuire’s blog here: 
TEENY, TINY CARDS:  So much fun with such a small subject!!  But don’t let the name fool you – you’ll fall in love with these cute little cards.  To those of you skeptics out there, don’t let the size fool you!  Big impact comes out of small things and we know Patsy has a loyal following with this fun class.  Don’t wait any longer to see what you’ve been missing – get registered today!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 5/25 from 10am-Noon    $7
1-LAYER CARDS:   Okay, we know it sounds so weird…1-layer??  But this is truly an effective technique that you’ll use over and over again!  Promise! Patsy is a master at making big bangs so you’ll definitely want to add this technique to your knowledge bank!  You can register for this class independently or you can attend for FREE when you Buy 3 classes in MAY!!!  BRING your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 5/26 from 6-8pm.  5/$10 or FREE with purchase of 3 MAY classes!!
FADED EMPIRE ALBUM:  Denise is at it again with this gorgeous album that you’ll learn how to construct and embellish from start to finish in this amazing 2-part class.  You’ll fall in love with all the products and techniques used in this class including the Distress ink techniques and the brand NEW paper from Ruby Rock-it!!!  Incredible!!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Friday 5/27 from 6-8pm AND on Saturday 5/28 from 9am-5pm.  $75 
MIXED MEDIA CANVAS: These techniques for mixed media are a hot item these days and Julia is an expert! In this class you'll learn so much about texture and using multiple products to create dimension and color on this stunning mini canvas. Bring your basic kit to class, including baby wipes - it will get messy....but in a totally fun way!  With Julia on Saturday, 5/28 from 10-Noon. $18 


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