Thursday, March 18, 2010

We've moved!!!!!

Keepsakes by Design is now

Simply Fresh Arts!!!!

We are now located at 2622 W. Main, Suite 1-A
 in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.
Our phone number is still the same (406) 586-9249
Our new blog address is
Stop by and see us today!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Keepsakes is having a

Holiday Celebration

and you're

Join us!!

Saturday, December 5th
10:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Wingate Inn, Bozeman.

Come shop for the latest products, create a beautiful project to keep or give as a perfect holiday gift, and shop our great selection of pre-made crafts and goodies.

A fun and special day just for you!

Project Information: We will have 8+ projects available with no set time for any of them. Simply select the project or projects you would like to do, select & purchase the necessary products & directions, sit down with the project instructor and complete a beautiful gift or treasure just for you!

ONE CATCH--project supplies are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. When they're gone, they're gone!!

If you see a project below you must have, please email us right away with your request. We will do our best to make sure you get the supplies.
Our email is

Shown below are the project examples. Your finished project may differ slightly depending on changes you make or availability of some of the products shown. Please make note of the extra supply list posted after each photo. You will need to bring these items to complete each project.

Pocket Star

These darling stars come in two sizes and colors. Cover and embellish with your choice of papers, select a complimentary ribbon, and hang them on your wall to hold your Christmas cards, bills or anything you choose. These stars compliment any decor and are a perfect gift for anyone.

Supplies to Bring: Pencil, scissors, sanding block, ink with applicator for distressing, a throw away foam brush, and decoupage medium if you want something other than matte medium.

Vintage Purse Book

This wonderfully vintage, shabby chic book has a distressed metal handle and is filled with beautiful 7 Gypsies papers and embellishments. A perfect book for all your heritage photos or any sepia or black and white photos you may have. A project not to be missed if you like the vintage arts!

Supplies to Bring: Adhesives, inks for distressing with applicator, cutter, pop dots and any extra embellishments, rubons or stamps you would like to incorporate.

Beautiful Glass Ornaments

Using the wonderful mica powders and medium from Luminarte and just a little glitter, create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind ornament for your tree or make a bunch for a beautiful centerpiece. These turn out beautiful every time and are so fun and easy to make you won't want to stop.

Supplies to Bring: None

Shadow Box Frame

A surprise technique awaits you when you re-create this awesome 8 x 8 frame. You can use papers shown or select a theme and color scheme to your liking. A perfect gift for someone you love or for your wall at home.

Supplies to Bring: A 4 x 4 photo or one you can cut to that size, pop dots, sanding block, ink for distressing with applicator and a throw away sponge brush. We have used black acrylic paint, if you would like a different color bring that.

Graphic 45 Christmas Cards

Ideas for beautiful cards taken from the Graphic 45 blog. Create two similar cards plus two more to send to your family and friends. These cards are beautiful, fast and easy.

Supplies to Bring: Cutter, adhesive both tape runner and glue dots, brown ink for distressing with applicator.

Recipe Photo Stand

Fill this beautiful photo stand with Graphic 45's new Domestic Goddess papers and tags shown in the second photo. Take your completed project home and add your favorite recipes. Store on your counter for quick reference or if you can bear to give it away, give it to someone you love.

Supplies to Bring: Adhesive (tape runner or glue stick), scissors, cutter, and inks with applicator if you like distressing.

Artist Printers Tray

Once again 7 Gypsies has outdone themselves with their new vintage inspired Artist Printers Trays. Fill each section with special memorabilia, hang it on your wall, and enjoy. You can create yours similar to the one below or shake it up, its up to you. Trays come in two colors and two slot sizes.

Supplies to Bring: Strong adhesive, tape runner, cutter, ink with applicator and any special embellishments you want to add.

Holiday Ornaments

Using solder, glass, copper tape and whatever photo or gorgeous paper & embellishment (flat) you want to incorporate, create a beautiful ornament. Then choose beautiful ribbons to hang them on your tree or like I do, hang them around the house year round. My friend did these for me as a gift and I loved them and thought they would be a great project. More examples will be at the function.

Supplies to Bring: Small photo (2x2), or any totally flat item you want to incorporate. This can be a rub on, sticker, stamp or anything completely flat.

Note: All projects will be on display at the Wingate. If you can't stay to create, directions will be available with your project kit so you can complete them at home.

Here's a few other ideas that will be on display.

Christmas display using a game board & Graphic 45 papers

Decorative Christmas trees using Graphic 45 paper

Star covered with Graphic 45 papers

Another example of the shadow box frame

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Canvas Album

Canvas Album Class
Saturday, March 7
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Taught by Elizabeth Wickland

Canvas Album

Canvas Album

Canvas Album

Canvas Album

Friday, February 27, 2009

Botanical Shabby Chic Cards

Tuesday, March 10th -- 6 - 8:30

These beautiful cards, using one of our favorite lines from Graphic 45, were created by our own, very talented Kristii. Don't miss out on this great class!

All classes will continue in our current location until April 1. We'll keep you posted on what's happening after that.

Thanks much, Sheila and all

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More class project photos!

Here's a project you won't want to miss!

This 12x6 album can be any theme you want. Goes perfect with sepia or black and white photos, but you can use color too! Lots of techniques to be learned here! Moving parts, surprise elements, and so much more! Here are some of the details!

Have you got those perfect photos for this album? If not, go out and take them! That's what I did! Join us March 18th at 6 p.m. for this one. Remember to call the store and get signed up, space will be limited!

And the Keep It Simple by Sassy class includes this beauty:

Join us for this an one other scrapbooking page on Februery 25th at 6:00 p.m. Again, remember you have to sign up in advance and space is limited!
You've been asking about classes, and we've got them. Come join in on the fun!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Urban Prairie Pages .............................Tuesday, Feb. 24th

Beautiful & Masculine Pages...............Thursday, Feb. 26th

Stairstep Vintage Cards ....................Saturday, Feb. 28th

Keep it Simple & Sassy.......................Wednesday, Feb. 25th

Photos for this class will be posted tomorrow.

Friday, January 30, 2009


We've just returned from CHA, the Craft Industry's largest trade show. We hope you enjoy these photos of just some of the new products coming and ideas using them.

WANT TO SEE MORE OF THESE FABULOUS IDEAS? From Saturday, January 31st through Saturday, February 7th purchase $50 worth of products and leave with a FREE DVD of photos from the show. With over 1600 photos of new products and ideas by all the top designers, this is better than any idea book out there and its yours FREE when you purchase $50 in products. This disk is not available anywhere else.

Our new schedule of classes and events is coming soon!!!