Tuesday, September 20, 2016

October Classes and Fun!

Fall weather is just around the corner and a time when most of us really look forward to those cozy days with our projects and something warm to sip on.  Our instructors have once again exceeded our expectations with this line-up of class-awesomeness...filled with so many Autumn and Halloween colors and themes. Take a look below and get on the horn now to reserve your seats in these fabulous classes!  We have several exciting events on the calendar too! It's World Card-Making Day on October 1st and we're bringing back the $1 Cards. We're opening up the Artsy Classroom on 4 different dates this month for some personal "playtime". Plus, Lost Coast Designs is returning with their super fun trunk show on Saturday the 23rd. We can't wait to see you this month at Artsy! 

WORLD CARD-MAKING DAY!:  Join us on this fun day to call attention to the papercraft so many of us find such joy in!  It’s now our tradition to offer $1 cards all day and we’ll have the materials cut and available to create at least 6 different designs. Feel free to make as many as you’d like for $1 each but be sure to BRING your basic kit with you though as adhesives/tools will not be available.  On Saturday, 10/1 from 10am-4pm. $1 per card made.
HALLOWEEN CARDS: Class features cards with a fun flare for Halloween. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Saturday, 10/1 from Noon-4pm.   4/$18
HALLOWEEN BOX CARD:  It's not Halloween without a black cat in argyle.  Time for a creepy spooky critter box card.  Diane can't seem to get away from the spiders and bugs and all things creepy.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Diane on Sunday 10/2 from 1-3pm.  $10
SPOOKY BANNER & BOX:  Are you ready for a spooktacular class?  Come make this spooky banner to hang for the Halloween season, and decorate this cute Halloween box to store in it until the next Halloween season. With Shana on Sunday, 10/2 from 11am-3:30pm.  $35.  LIMIT of 8 students. 
CATHEDRAL WINDOW CARDS:  What can be done with a circle punch? Lots! Both of these cards use a 1 ½” diameter circle punch to a surprising effect. All paper and dazzles are included, just bring your punch or buy one from Patsy. If you don’t already have the decorative rectangle die cuts, you may want to get those from Patsy as well. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Doug on Tuesday, 10/4 from 10:30-12:30.  2/$10
FOLDED CAT CARDS:   These cute teabag folded cats are an easy fold using three teabag tiles. In class we will make two cards for Halloween. Everyone loves a treat so we will make two treat cards and two all occasion cards. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday, 10/5 from 10:30-12:30.  4/$10
ALCOHOL INK CARDS:  Dive into Ink!  Scared of alcohol inks?  Looking for something new to do with them?  Please join Juli for a fun learning class diving into the world of alcohol inks.  This technique produces an amazing blend of color.  You won’t want to miss it!  You can choose to make two or three cards.  The cards feature a unique tree stamp, Elizabeth Craft peel-off stickers, and glitter.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Juli on Wednesday, 10/5 from 2-4pm.   2/$12 or 3/$15
LAYERED CIGAR BOX CARDS:  This class empathizes layering techniques with the Cigar Box paper collection.  Each card has a different layered look. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Thursday, 10/6 from 2-4pm.  4/$18

PLAYTIME AT ARTSY!!:  Looking for a place to really spread out and work on that "UFO" (UnFinished Object)? Or, wanna acquire some new toys at Artsy and then break into them immediately and be creative? Do you want to be creative with other people? Bring a friend a play in the Artsy Classroom!  Work on your own projects or let Patsy and Julia find fun things for you to do.  This is starting to catch on so plan now to come in on one or all of the 4 dates in October.  BRING your basic kit with you.  on Friday 10/7 from 10a-6p, Friday 10/21 from 10a-6p, Sunday 10/23 from Noon-4pm, and Tuesday 10/25 from 10a-6p.  FREE!!
HALLOWEEN FEST!: A fabulous collection of goodies just in time for everyone’s favorite spooky season!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Saturday, 10/8 from 10am – 3pm.  5/$40
QUILLED OWL CARD:  You will learn this wonderful art technique called quilling.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Nancy on Saturday, 10/8 from 1-3pm.  $10
ROMANTIC PANSY CARDS:  Using papers from the Hearts Ease Collection by Couture Creations, we will create 3 cards. Please bring your basic kit. We’ll be using Seedless Preserves distress ink.  If you don’t have one, it’s ok, we’ll share.  With Kathy on Sunday, 10/9 from Noon-3pm.  3/$12.
DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES:  These magic pads can create a lot of diverse looks.  You will learn at least 7 techniques and take home instruction tags for all 7.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Sunday, 10/9 from Noon-2pm.  $25

PRIMARY ELEMENTS MICA POWDERS TECHNIQUES:  Beautiful little powders glittering in a pot.  What happens when you open them and start playing?  Come find out!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Tuesday, 10/11 from 10am-Noon.   $15
CSU CARD GROUP:  This card making group from CSU has decided to call Artsy home to its monthly gathering.  They are a lovely group that is open to any of Artsy’s customers that wish to join them. They will be meeting at our store on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  They create handmade cards to sell at various venues throughout the year.  The funds go towards scholarships for non-traditional students.  If you want to create but have enough cards lying around, consider joining this group or donating finished cards to them.  What a great cause!  Wednesday, 10/12 from 10am – 2pm.  FREE, but bring your basic kit.
TEA BAG CLUB:   This month’s fold is called Butterfly wings.  This is the easiest fun fold in teabag folds.  By request we will also make the butterfly we made in our July meeting.  We will make two cards folding butterfly wings and two cards with butterflies.  Each butterfly is made with two teabag tiles.  Those that have made the butterflies may choose to make all four cards with the new fold. For this class you will need to bring a gold or silver glitter pen and gold or silver stickles.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Donna on Wednesday, 10/12 from 2-4pm.  $10
FALL CARD CANDY EMBELLISHMENTS!:  Make your own card embellishments!  We'll make at least 10 little cuties to use on your cards.  Learn to mix, match and layer.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 10/13 from 10:30-12:30pm.   $10
NORTHWOODS FLORAL PUMPKIN BOUQUET:  This beautiful stamp is lots of fun to color with bright fall colors; a card your friends or family will love to receive.  It’s perfect right now with the change colors of the leave in Colorado. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Marsha on Friday, 10/14 from 2-4pm OR on Friday, 10/21 from 2-4pm.  $8  (LIMIT OF 5)
VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CARD BOOK:  Originally made for a friend, this card book was way-to-fun not to share.  Sample is designed for Cherri by Cherri at age 60???  Students design for any age, with any birthday name.  Cover and five spreads count up the decades with ten "happy's" each ... thus HAPPY X 60!  Most everything will already be stamped, cut out and die cut ... except the HAPPY X 60 (or whatever age) ... will be the delight of each student's work!  The book includes wrapping cereal boxes with pretty paper, and decorating galore.  Features Dylusion "Put a bird on it" stamp set. All skill sets welcome.  Students bring:  UHU glue stick (required), 1/4 inch hole-punch, bone folder, small white pot dots, McGill stylus and pad.  Bring these distress ink pads and blender color is you have:  spun sugar, victorian velvet, festive berries, pickled raspberry.  When you sign up, please also provide the name and birthday age for your book's design. With Cherri on Saturday, 10/15 from 10am-4pm.  $30 plus cost of paper pack $6.99.

NEW PRODUCT DEMO WITH CARON!!:  Caron will be in the house for a couple of hours giving a fabulous DEMO on several NEW products available at Artsy!  We’ll give you a sneak peek of just one of the things you can expect…you’ll learn how to use the Nuvo Mousse and Drop product lines by Tonic Studio! They’re addicting and oh so perfect for cards and scrapbooks.  With Caron on Saturday, 10/15 from Noon-2pm.  FREE!!
FALL ALBUM:  “Take time to be thankful.” What are you thankful for?  Come make this adorable fall album.  It has plenty of room to fill it with the pictures of all the things in your life you are thankful for.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Shana on Sunday, 10/16 from 11am-3:30pm.  $40.
FALL DISTRESS CARDS:  Class will teach distressing techniques with fall themes. With Julia on Tuesday, 10/18 from 3-5:30pm.  3/$15
TEENY, TINY CARDS:  Hippy Dippy tiny cards. These little cuties won't stay in your home very long. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 10/19 from 1-3pm    $7
MAGI CARDS: This Iris folded Christmas card is made using Irisierendes papier. The paper is what makes this card so pretty. This card was so popular last season that Artsy had many request to offer the class again. Please add Scotch tape to your basic kit for this class. With Donna on Wednesday, 10/19 from 2-4pm.  2/$10
BOXES CUBED!:  What a great way to share your hand-made cards.  We will make 3 boxes in class with a fall theme.  For one box, you will be able to pick your paper!  You can take what you’ll learn from this class and make gifts for your neighbors and friends.  Boxes hold between 6-8 cards (depending on embellishments) with envelopes.  Must have We R Envelope Maker Punch Board, there will be some available at the store for purchase. With Sue on Thursday, 10/20 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  3/$10
LOST COAST DESIGNS TRUNK SHOW!!:  Join us all day on Saturday, 10/22 from 10am-5pm to meet the creator of Lost Coast Designs and purchase all of the Lost Coast Designs stamps your heart desires!  Linda Malcolm will be in the store along with hundreds of her amazing rubber stamps.  You’ll be able to purchase on the spot as well as have an opportunity to take a special class with her later in the day. The trunk show will be open all day, but if you’d like to get into Linda’s class call us right away or stop in the store to reserve your seat.  It’s limited to the first $10 paid students.  
DANCE: A HANDMADE KEY-HOLE BOOK WITH 80 BLANK PAGES:  In this handmade book class, you will make an outside hard-cover, sew in five signatures of paper, and tie up with a pretty bow.  Inside design includes flourishes, dancer and the quote "dance like no one is watching.  Instructor provides a sample template with dimension measurements for students to repeat for making beautiful gifts and journals. Features Lost Coast Design stamps.   Students bring:  UHU glue stick (required), bone folder, 12 inch ruler, pencil, exacto knife, skor tape, small/detail scissors. With Cherri on Saturday, 10/22 from 10am – 12:30pm.   $20
BLACKBIRD SINGS TAG BOOK:  Building a Tag Book Layer by Layer:  Starting with manila shipping tags that are pre-cut for binding, first you'll put on a layer of transparent gold acrylics.  The next layer is stenciling; followed by LCD stamped images and colors, and then some doodling and stamped words. The sample book is the "Blackbird Sings", or Linda will have lots of LCD stamps if you'd like to change the theme.  Bring a pencil and eraser, and any fine-tip black drawing pens, e.g., Farber Pitt or Micron, and your favorite stamping and coloring tools.  Instructor provides water color pencils and crayons, dove blenders, black spiral binding, ink pads, and stencils.  Students experiment with a many products in building the layers of this tag book. With Linda Malcolm of Lost Coast Designs on Saturday, 10/22 from 1-4pm.  $35  (LIMIT of 10)

STAMP DOCTOR YUMMY FOODIE:  Are you simply in love with the Stamp Doctor’s products?  We totally are and are sooooo excited to tell you that Mechele is returning to share her holiday prep ideas with you!  In this class, you will learn how to use her dies to make 5 different food containers that will be fabulous for your holiday gift-giving needs.  AND you’ll take home a bonus DIE too!!!  WooHoo!  Because we expect a large attendance, this class will be held in the Community Room just a few doors down from Artsy.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Mechele on Sunday, 10/23 from Noon-3pm.  $40 (includes a bonus Die!)

TAGS (& BLOCKS) LEAVES:  Grace is taking a break from the tags so Patsy is filling in with "LEAVES" tags.  We're going to be using lots of, what else, leaves!  Perfect for this time of year.   Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Wednesday, 10/26 from 6-8pm.   $15  (Be sure to tell the sales associate when you register if you’re a newbie to this class and need the blocks too – there is a one-time additional cost of $15 for the blocks that the tags attach to.)
‘TIS THE SEASON’ TAG BOOK:  We will create a 4-page spiral bound pocket book with tags.  Using a variety of papers from the ‘Tis the Season papers, you’ll have lots of options to decorate your pockets.  The last tag will be suitable for a gift card.  Along with your basic kit, bring colored pencils in Christmas colors. With Kathy on Thursday, 10/27 from 2-4.
HIPPY DIPPY BIRTHDAY CARDS:  We're going to use some fun inks to create these handmade papers!  Wear crummy clothes because it can get messy.  You can register for this class independently or you can attend for FREE when you Buy 3 classes in OCTOBER!!!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Friday, 10/28 from 6-8pm.  4/$10 or FREE with purchase of 3 OCTOBER classes!!
IT TAKES A VILLAGE: Susan has created three handy, dandy cottages; little houses are the rage right now!  Come to Artsy on October 29th at 1:00 PM and you will walk out with three adorable little houses made of chip board and decorated with the beautiful Hearts Ease Collection. These little cottages are practical- use as gift boxes, or as craft room canisters.  The roofs lift right off and can be used to store supplies, goodies, or simply serve as beauty! Everybody's will be a little different; you'll just love them so much you might not want to give them away. Bring your basic kit to class.   With Susan on Saturday, 10/29 from 1-4pm.  $25.

THE 1st ARTSY CROP:  Yep.  You read that correctly!  Artsy customers have asked so we’re delivering our very first CROP at Artsy – complete with dinner!  Plan now and get registered to crop til you drop for this one evening event.  This is open to anyone who wants some fun and focused time to work on their own specific papercrafting project whether it be cards or scrapbooking.  It will be like playtime on steroids ‘cuz dinner is included and you can use many of the items in the Artsy classroom – like the Bigshot, stamps, and other tools.  Space is LIMITED to only 11 people so get registered soon!  With Julia on Saturday, 10/29 from   4pm-Midnight.  $15.
AUTUMN CARDS:  You’ll learn die-cutting and layout techniques at this class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday, 10/30 from 12:30-3:30pm.   4/$18


***Classes start promptly at the time listed.  Please have your lovely buns in the seat and be ready to go!    Showing up late is very disruptive to the class that is already in progress.  Plan ahead for traffic or other things that might slow you down! 

If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to get into another class.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will forfeit your class fee. 

Classes must be paid for at the time of registration.  You are not considered registered unless a class is paid for which could affect your seat in those classes with student limits.  You may pay with cash, check or use a credit card with a $2 handling fee.  You may register over the phone and mail in a check or give us a credit card number. 

We also assume you're taking a class to enjoy a break for a few hours and learn some cool stuff without interruptions.  That said, we will now begin each class by asking you to turn off your cell phones or silence them during class.  This will enhance everyone's learnin' and enjoyment of the class at hand.
Thank you in advance for understanding.  If you have problems or questions about these policy updates, please see Patsy.