Sunday, March 18, 2018

April 2018

Remember you'll receive a 10% Discount on your Entire Regular-Price Purchase day of class!!  It's a great time to stock up on the essentials or splurge on all the newest treasures in the store! Pick your favorite classes below, invite a friend or two to join you, then call the store at 970-613-1631 to get registered now.  See you soon at Artsy!
G45 LITTLE WOMEN PURSE ALBUM:  Very unique type of album using one of the newest collections from Graphic 45.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Sue R on Saturday, 4/7 from 10am-3pm.  $20 + purchase of 8x8 G45 paper pad.  LIMIT of 6 – Hurry and get registered!
SISTERHOOD JOURNAL:  This month you will enjoy parts 5 and 6 of 6 in the 2018 version of the Sisterhood Traveling Journal group that began in 2017.  Call or visit the store for additional details or you may also visit Cherri’s blog ( for specifics details and class focus.  Bring your basic kit to class and any other requirements listed on the blog.  With Cherri on Sunday, 4/8 from Noon-3pm and Sunday, 4/22 from Noon-3pm.  Contact the instructor for future session dates.
ARTSY’S SPECIAL DEMO AND MAKE-N-TAKE AT THE STAMP & SCRAP PAPER ARTS EXPO!!  Yep – you read that correctly.  Artsy will be offering some fabulous make-n-takes at the Stamp & Scrap Paper Arts Expo on Friday, 4/6 from 10am-6pm and on Saturday, 4/7 from 10am-5pm.   The Expo is being held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave, Golden, CO 80401.  ( Vendors include Prickley Pear, Riley & Company, Affordable Scrapbooking, Last Dollar Designs/Stampin Up!, Crafty Short Cuts, Chalk Couture, Scrap4Less, Fun Stampers Journey, Stamp Craft, Candilay Creations too, Artsy Stamps, and Paper Bazaar. There is no entry fee to attend the Expo so we hope you will attend and come visit our table!  The Make-N-Take is $2/card and everyone stopping by will receive a special coupon that day good for an impressive discount at the store on a future visit. 

RILEY/PRICKLEY PEAR TRUNK SHOW AND CARD CLASSES!!!  Our friend Tanya Doner-Kostynuk with Riley & Company and Prickley Pear will be visiting us on SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH all day and bringing a 1-Day ONLY Trunk Show with her from 10am-4pm!!!  WooHoo!! She is also going to teach 2 classes that day showcasing some awesome stamps and a brand new “zipper” die!!!  It’s so unique and definitely a MUST HAVE!  The trunk show is so big that it won’t fit in the store so we had to find a vacant nearby shop in the Outlets for her to set up for the day.  That means a ton of selection is going to be available to purchase that day – but THAT day only!!  Please check in at the store that day to find out where the trunk show is being held.   We’ll let you know which nearby storefront will be hosting the trunk show so stay tuned.  The two classes she’s teaching are:

·         COFFEE TEA CARDS:  This class features coffee and tea themed stamps and dies from The Prickley Pear.  You will make 5 cards total in this class and is the perfect class for the coffee lover!  The class is jam-packed with a ton of tips and techniques. Bring your basic class.  With Tanya on Sunday, 4/8 from 10-Noon.  5/$27


·         ZIPPER CARDS:  Talk about an extremely unique die that will have your card recipients squealing with delight when they receive it.  You will learn how to utilize the “zipper” die to create tear-off strips that reveal a hidden message or pocket for a gift card or cash!  You won’t want to miss this one for sure.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Tanya on Sunday, 4/8 from 1-3pm.  5/$30

GEL PRESS CARDS - CREATE & MAKE: We will be using a Gel Press to create prints in the first half of the class. In the second half the class we will use those prints to create some cards. You just need to bring your gel press and brayer with your basic kit. If you don’t have either the gel press or the brayer yet, you can purchase one at the store.  With Julia on Tuesday, 4/10 from 10am-3pm.  $25 + cost of Press.
PLAY DAY 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 and play in the Artsy Classroom!  Work on your own projects or let Patsy and Julia find fun things for you to do!  Plus, if you need something or run out, you’re already in the perfect space to get more!! It’s starting to catch on so plan now to come in on one or all FOUR dates in April. Bring your basic kit with you as supplies are not included.  Wednesday 4/4 from 10am-5pm, Thursday 4/5 from 10am-5pm, and Wednesday 4/11 from 10am-5pm, and Tuesday 4/17 from 10am-5pm - FREE! 
EMBROIDERY ON PAPER:  If you haven’t tried this cool technique on paper yet, you are missing the boat!  Punch a design, stitch the pattern and create a card.  It’s easier than it looks!  Plus, it’s the perfect little surprise element to add texture to your cards or scrapbook pages.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Patsy on Thursday, 4/12 from 2-4pm.  $12 
QUILLED INVITATION: Nancy has an extra-special treat for you this month.  Come learn how to quill and create this unique keepsake – a framed work of art to commemorate a special occasion.  This is perfect for many occasions like a wedding, special anniversary, graduation, or milestone birthday.  Bring your basic kit and quilling tools – if you don’t have any, you can purchase them at the store. If you also have an invitation on hand you’d like to use with this project please bring it with you as well.  This is a 2-part class.  With Nancy, Part 1 is on Friday, 4/13 from 1-3:30pm AND Part 2 is on Friday, 4/20 from 1-3:30pm.  $30         
MIXED MEDIA MASTERPIECES: Are you interested in learning how to make a mixed media canvas?  I am cleaning out my crafty hoard and bringing it to class. You choose the size canvas you would like to make and I will teach you how to put it together. Things to bring class would be a photo or any memorabilia that you would like to incorporate into your design. Don’t have that? No worries, I have plenty for you to choose from. This is an all-day class, the size canvas you choose will determine how long it takes to create.  Canvas sizes available: 8x10 $30, 12x12 $35, 11x14 $40, 8x20 $45.  Please indicate which size you would like when registering for the class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 4/14 from 10am-4pm.    $30-$45, depending on the canvas size.
LITTLE SISTER TRAVELING JOURNAL: Calling all NEW journaling artists with the desire to ARTFULLY EXPRESS YOURSELF! Cherri has added this second session of journaling this winter designed specifically to those wishing to begin their altered art journey. The class is 4 sessions, and downsized to 3 signatures. Students provide their own supplies. Session 1 requires Little Sisters to bring 9 pieces of 6x12” cardstock to sew your 6x6” book. Session 2 includes making backgrounds with Oxide Distress Inks and Tags to complete the “Scrappy Tag Book” set up. 
Sessions 3 and 4 include design assistance. Join the original Sisters and accept the two “challenges” … (1) start your layout by using an 8x8” wall calendar for your images and (2) share a little something with each of the other Little Sisters to help them along.  For additional details, please check out Cherri’s blog  This is the Final session, on Sunday April 15th from Noon to 3:30pm, with Cherri.  Please contact the instructor regarding future session dates.
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY CARDS:  It’s an assortment of everything Spring!  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Denise on Sunday, 4/15 from 12:30-3:30pm.  4/$18
SPRING LAWN FAWN CARDS:  Celebrate spring with Lawn Fawn. Create these adorable spring cards using Lawn Fawn’s latest releases, including a pivot pop-up card. They are all just so cute. You won’t want to miss this!  With Julia on Wednesday, 4/18 from 2-4:30pm.  4/$20
ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUES:  Do you want some of these but have never used them?  Or maybe don't use them enough?  Attend this class and learn some amazing effects that you can create! Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Thursday, 4/19 from 10:30am-12:30pm.   $25
G45 FAIRIE DUST ALBUM:  Grace is back with an amazing album that offers several NEW ways to add pockets, hidden flaps, and oh so much more!  Even if you’ve taken a class with Grace in the past, you will want to take this one too and learn some new tricks with the help of a little fairie dust!  Bring your basic kit to class. This is a 2-PART class with Grace on Saturday, 4/21 from 9am-4:30pm AND on Saturday, 5/5 from 9am-4pm.  $75
ALCOHOL INK CANVAS: So, you think you know everything about using Alcohol Inks? Well, you just might be proven wrong.  Visiting artist and Artsy friend Kim will be sharing this very cool technique using alcohol inks to create an incredible canvas.  Not sure what you need to bring, but probably an apron and some wet wipes would be good for starters. Check with the store when registering for any special class supplies you’ll need to bring with you to class.  With Kim on Saturday, 4/21 from 10-Noon.  $10
DISTRESS INK TECHNIQUES: Learn some basic and not so basic things to do with these amazing inks!  Bring your basic kit to class. With Patsy on Tuesday, 4/24 from 2-4pm.   $25
DISTRESS OXIDE INK TECHNIQUES: Learn several techniques using distress oxide inks. These inks are incredible, a fusion of pigment ink and distress ink, unlike any other ink you have used. We will create tags for your easy reference. Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Wednesday, 4/25 from 2-4pm.  $20
ART IMPRESSIONS WATERCOLOR: Have you struggled with watercoloring and just don’t know what to do??  Well, this is the perfect class for you!  With a few simple tips and tricks, Patsy will turn your frustration into pure FUN!!!  To sweeten the deal, a stamp set is INCLUDED!!  Bring your basic kit.  With Patsy on Thursday 4/26 from 2-4pm.   $20

BLOCKS & TAGS – STEAMPUNK MOMENTS IN TIME:  Grace really has outdone herself with this unique theme for tags.  Get signed up soon to enjoy your journey through her fascinating land of gears and metal!  Grace will also be demoing her Canon Selphy photo printer in this class.  She will print the small photos on the spot which is SO cool! One 4x6 print can have eight 2x1.5 photos. Bring your photos on flash drive to class.  If you’ve never taken this class in the past and want to get the blocks, please alert the store when you register that you’ll need a set of blocks from the instructor.  There is an additional one time cost for those of $15.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Grace on Thursday 4/26 from 6-8pm.  $15

COWBOY CARDS:  “Saddle-up” Pardner and be quick on the draw to get registered for this fun class with a western theme.  There is a LIMIT of 6 in this class.  With Sue R on Friday, 4/27 from 10:15am-1pm.  3/$15 

PROJECT CROP!!  Need some “me” time to work on your projects (or those hand crafted holiday gift or cards)? Or perhaps a playdate with friends is in order? 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, scrapbooking or mixed media.  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.  Ladies, this is a super fun evening no matter what you’re working on.  Laughter is a requirement – peeing your pants because of it is optional!  Please bring your basic kit with you.  With Julia and Patsy on Friday, 4/27 from 5-Midnight.  $15
STEAMPUNK ALBUM:  This album is literally full of great techniques and textures. This is a 2-Part class.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Pat on Saturday, 4/28 from 10am-4pm AND on Sunday, 4/29 from Noon-4pm.  $75
G45 3D FAIRIE DUST:  This month’s 3D theme captures a light and spirited energy with the new Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Collection. What fun! Julia is famous for this class and has quite a following.  It’s a stunning technique that you’ll enjoy learning and utilizing for a long time.  Bring your basic kit to class.  With Julia on Saturday, 4/28 from 1-3:30pm.  $15 (or $12 for repeaters).

***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.

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