Monday, August 04, 2014

Disney Mini Album Class

I finally took some pics of the Disney album.

This class will be held at The Inspiration Station on Saturday, Sept 6th from 12-4pm.  YES! it is a FOUR hour class.  We will be making the album from scratch, just chipboard and cardstock, and then decorating it.  There will be a variety of page styles so it does take a while.

Please bring a scoring board, bone folder, trimmer, craft knife, ruler, 1/4" & 3/8" Scor-tape and a liquid adhesive like Best Glue Ever or Scotch quick dry.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tim Holtz/Kathy Orta Inspired Mini Album

I have been a little obsessed lately with making mini albums. I a friend turned me on to a tutorial from Kathy Orta for making books using the hidden hinge binding system.  She created a monster.  The first one remains unfinished because, true to my ADD self, I immediately had another idea as soon as the pages were put into it.  I wanted to make it smaller so I could use all of those great 4x6 journaling cards that are out for pocket scrapbooking.  So of course, I made a Disney one.  This photo is before I filled it all in; I still need to photograph the finished version.


But then I thought, let's make one to show off some of the papers we have in-stock at the store - to get them moving... So back to the larger size.


Last week while searching Pinterest I found a mini book made by someone using the Tim Holtz Wallflower paper pad and I was in love.  So out came the scoring board and paper trimmer.  



So now of course, people are asking me for classes.  I have added the Disney one to the calendar for Saturday, Sept 6.  It will need to be a 4 hour class to get it done, and even then there maybe some decorating that will be need to be finished at home.

As for the Tim Holtz style one...  I would be happy to do a class if there is enough interest.  That one is smaller and could probably be finished in 3 hours if I cut most of the papers ahead of time.  Therein lies the problem.  I am not going to cut everything unless I have people committed!  It is a LOT of cutting!  So let me know your thoughts.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July11 newsletter

The Inspiration Station
July 11, 2014
Welcome to The Inspiration Station

Dear Debra,
  
The first part of our "face-lift" has arrived - our new sign! 


Hopefully this will stop people from coming in looking for
 beads (they've been gone for more than 5 years!) and being disappointed. 


Summer schedule - I want to let you know that we will be having summer hours during the month of August.  I know it's a ways away, but often times we have people who travel and I want to give you a "heads up".

During the month of August ONLY - we will be closed on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. It is typically very slow in that month and closing will allow us to have some work done on the store. 
 
 Our big project is painting the front of the store and that will take some time and require ladders and scaffolding out front so we are going to take advantage of the closed days for that. We are looking forward to the "face-lift"!  Our open hours for August will be: Thurs-Fri 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday noon-4pm.


Summertime also means "Christmas in July"
which is always a big day.  This year, Donna will be hold those classes on Sunday, July 20th.  The first class (noon-2pm) Is completely SOLD OUT.

The Second class from 3pm-5pm is a "Card in a Box", shown below. In both classes you will be given a 6x6 pad of paper to create more goodies at home.
Class is $28
 

Payment is required at the time of sign up. Please check our website for what supplies you need to bring to class.

NEW PRODUCT
We have many new paper lines in stock, New dies from Sizzix and Tim Holtz, fun new stamps, brand new colors of StazOn Ink and much more.

Oh, and did I mention - We are also working through our papers and stamps and clearing out many older designs in order to make room for the new that will be arriving!  As always, we continue to bring in new products weekly to inspire you. So Come in and visit our CLEARANCE section!
Upcoming Classes  
 
Tags with Donna  
Tues. July  15
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$25  
Come create 3 tags and learn new techniques using sprays, stencils, and paints by DIna Wakely.





  
Artist Trading Blocks  
Tues., July 24
6pm-8pm  $28
"Come Away with Me" 
Bring your basic class kit including a heat gun! Please feel free to bring personal items to add to your block!  
 

 
 
 



 
 
 
Mixed Media Playground  
Thursday July 17th 
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28 
Come and play on the mixed media playground with Donna.  Each month, you'll learn new techniques to add interest to your art journal or other paper craft project.
This month you'll be using Alcohol Inks and Archival ink pads.
Newcomers welcome! 
 
 

 
 
Silk & H2O Sampler
Saturday, July 19
12 noon -3pm
$28
 Come and join Kim for this technique packed class where you will create a sampler using ColourArte products like Silk paints and Twinkling H2Os along with stencils, embossing paste, Glass Bead Gel and more! The book is created using a Sizzix die.
All skill levels are welcome!
 
 
 
Christmas Cards   
July 22
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28
These will be different from the cards done in the Christmas in July workshop
 
 
  

 
Zentangle Basics 
Saturday Aug 2nd
10am- noon 
 10am-noon $35 
includes all materials Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.We invite you to explore and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.   

 
  




Advanced Zentangle 
Organic Garden
August 2
1pm-3pm
$35  Pre-requisite: Zentangle Basics

 
 
 
Advanced Zentangle   
Illuminated Letters

Saturday Aug. 9
  SOLD OUT

 


Class registration can be made in person or by calling (860) 684-2641
(Please do not call or text the instructor personally)

All classes must be pre-paid at the time of registration.
Your spot is not held until payment is received.





 
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Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

AUGUST SUMMER HOURS
 Monday CLOSED 
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED 
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
 
 
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 If you are not seeing our posts in your news feed please go to the page and change your settings to "get Notifications".
 
Also, the more your interact with our posts, the more often you will see them.  So be sure to "Like" , Comment and Share
We appreciate your referrals!  Please tell your friends about us. Forward this email or suggest they "like" our Facebook page.  Thanks!
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Pocket Scrapbooking 

If you are interested in learning about the hot new pocket scrapbooking trend, call and ask about our Project Life Meet up group that gets together one Saturday a month.  We are a loud but friendly bunch and we love to share our ideas!
 

Next meeting: 
Saturday, July 26th
10am-5pm
FREE 
But you MUST Pre-register
 

Friday, July 04, 2014

July 4th Newsletter

The Inspiration Station
July 3, 2014
Welcome to The Inspiration Station

Dear Debra,
 
Just a reminder that we are CLOSED on Friday to celebrate the fourth, BUT we are open Saturday late (until 8pm) because the town has Summerfest happening downtown at Hyde Park all day.  It is a great family day which finishes up at the High School with Fireworks.
Click here for Summer Fest info


Speaking of summer schedules - I want to let you know that we will be having summer hours during the month of August.  I know it's a ways away, but often times we have people who travel and I want to give you a "heads up".

During the month of August ONLY - we will be closed on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. It is typically very slow in that month and closing will allow us to have some work done on the store.  Our big project is painting the front of the store and that will take some time and require ladders and scaffolding out front so we are going to take advantage of the closed days for that. We are looking forward to the "facelift"!  Our open hours for August will be: Thurs-Fri 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday noon-4pm.

Summertime also means "Christmas in July" which is always a big day.  This year, Donna will be hold those classes on Sunday, July 20th.  The first class (noon-2pm) will be assorted Christmas cards, the second class (3pm-5pm) will be a Card in a Box, we'll have more details soon. In both classes you will be given a 6x6 pad of paper to create more goodies at home.  I recommend you sign up early to avoid being left out.

 These classes always fill quickly, many times before the samples are even posted. Payment is required at the time of sign up.

NEW PRODUCT
We have many new paper lines in stock including a beautiful line of baby products from Kaisercraft. Fun new Penny Black stamps and Lawn Fawn and much more.

Oh, and did I mention - We are also working through our papers and stamps and clearing out many older designs in order to make room for the new that will be arriving!  As always, we continue to bring in new products weekly to inspire you. So Come in and visit our CLEARANCE section!
Upcoming Classes  
 
  
  
Artist Trading Blocks  
Tues., July 24
6pm-8pm  $28
"Come Away with Me" 
Bring your basic class kit including a heat gun! Please feel free to bring personal items to add to your block!  
 

 
 
 



Mixed Media Playground  
Thursday July 17th 
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28 
Come and play on the mixed media playground with Donna.  Each month, you'll learn new techniques to add interest to your art journal or other papercraft project.
Newcomers welcome! 

 
Christmas Cards   
July 22
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28
These will be different from the cards done in the Christmas in July workshop
 
 
  

 
Zentangle Basics 
Saturday Aug 2nd
10am- noon 
 10am-noon $35 
includes all materials Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.We invite you to explore and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.   
 
 
 


Advanced Zentangle 
Organic Ocean
July 12
10am - noon
$35  Pre-requisite: Zentangle Basics



Advanced Zentangle 
Organic Garden
August 2
1pm-3pm
$35  Pre-requisite: Zentangle Basics
 


Class registration can be made in person or by calling (860) 684-2641
(Please do not call or text the instructor personally)

All classes must be pre-paid at the time of registration.
Your spot is not held until payment is received.





 
      store
In This Issue
Join Our Mailing List
Store Hours:
for 2014
 
CLOSED July 4th 
 Monday CLOSED 
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
 
We are now on Pinterest 

Follow Me on Pinterest 
This is the best place to see up- to-date info about everything at The Inspiration Station.  Become a Fan today!
Find us on Facebook

Be sure to "Check in" on your smart phone whenever you visit.

 If you are not seeing our posts in your news feed please go to the page and change your settings to "get Notifications"

We appreciate your referrals!  Please tell your friends about us. Forward this email or suggest they "like" our Facebook page.  Thanks!
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 


 
Pocket Scrapbooking 

If you are interested in learning about the hot new pocket scrapbooking trend, call and ask about our Project Life Meet up group that gets together one Saturday a month.  We are a loud but friendly bunch and we love to share our ideas!
 

Next meeting: 
Saturday, June 28th
10am-5pm
FREE 
But you MUST Pre-register
 
***********************************
Open Crop/Craft Days
Sundays  
 
 
Bring everything you need to crop/craft in our classroom
Noon - 4pm.  We have people scrapping, stamping and creating mail art! $5 registration fee payable at sign up will be applied to your $20 purchase during the crop. So it's like cropping for FREE!
Please pre-register to reserve your seat.

   Wednesdays
Coffee & Craft Day
(not available in August) 
11am- 4pm  
$5 in advance, $7 walk-in fee.  Purchase $25 in merchandise while you are here and get a $5 coupon to use on your next visit.
Debby Riendeau
The Inspiration Station

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

July Class updates

Artist Trading Blocks
July 17, 2014
6pm-8pm
$28


July ATB features Graphic 45 Come Away With Me paper!  Please join us to make this super fun travel block! 
Included in the block is a small tag book!  You can add your personal travel memorabilia!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summerfest

The Summerfest is happening in town this Saturday!  I am going to keep The Inspiration Station open until 8pm that day so people can come by and check us out while they are in the area.   Please show your support by stopping in.  Thanks.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Fun!

The Inspiration Station
June 13, 2014
Welcome to The Inspiration Station

Dear Debra,
We have several new subscribers this week so I would like to welcome you all to our newsletter.  The Inspiration Station has been serving Connecticut's papercrafters for more than 12 years and we enjoy meeting all of the new people who visit us.
 I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our two Graduates here at The Inspiration Station.  Terry's son, Alex, graduated from 8th grade last night; and our wonderful Saturday girl, Kristen, will be graduating from high school next week!  Please join me in wishing them continued success as they move on to the next step in their education. 
It's hard to believe that summer is at hand, and in New England you just never know what that means.  What it means for many is a bit more free time and a less rigid schedule.  We hope if your schedule allows, you will plan to visit or take one of our awesome classes!

Speaking of summer schedules - I want to let you know that we will be having summer hours during the month of August.  I know it's a ways away, but often times we have people who travel and I want to give you a "heads up".

During the month of August ONLY - we will be closed on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. It is typically very slow in that month and closing will allow us to have some work done on the store.  Our big project is painting the front of the store and that will take some time and require ladders and scaffolding out front so we are going to take advantage of the closed days for that. We are looking forward to the "facelift"!  Our open hours for August will be: Thurs-Fri 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday noon-4pm.

Summertime also means "Christmas in July" which is always a big day.  This year, Donna will be hold those classes on Sunday, July 20th.  The first class (noon-2pm) will be assorted Christmas cards, the second class (3pm-5pm) will be some type of Christmas project, we'll have more details soon.  I recommend you sign up early to avoid being left out.  These classes always fill quickly, many times before the samples are even posted. Payment is required at the time of sign up.

Oh, and did I mention - We are also working through our papers and stamps and clearing out many older designs in order to make room for the new that will be arriving!  As always, we continue to bring in new products weekly to inspire you.
Upcoming Classes  
 
 
Patriotic Altered Clock   
June 17  10am - noon
$32
You asked for a clock for each season so here it is.  A great display piece for 4th of July and the entire summer. 
   

Sailboat Canvas
Thurs. June 19th
10am-noon
6pm-8pm
 
 Artist Trading Block of the month. 
 
Each month we
will have a different theme. To create the blocks, we will use the brand new Sizzix dies.....we have them in four different sizes! June's block features techniques from Wendy Vecchi!
Tues., June 17
6pm-8pm
Bring your basic class kit including a heat gun! Please feel free to bring personal items to add to your block!  
 

 Advanced Copic - Hair & Faces 
 Pre-requisite - Basic Copics
 
Saturday, June 21 
10am-noon $28
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Copic - Coloring Fur & Texture
 
Pre-requisite - Basic Copics
Saturday, June 21 
1pm-3pm $28 
 
 
 

Mixed Media Playground  
Tuesday June, 24*
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28 
Come and play on the mixed media playground with Donna.  Each month, you'll learn new techniques to add interest to your art journal or other papercraft project.
*Normally held on Thursday, but we are switching it up this month.
 
 
 
Christmas Cards  
Thursday, June 26*
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28
*Normally held on Tuesday, but we are switching it up this month.
 
 
  


Collection of Cards   
Tues. July 1
10am-noon or 6pm - 8pm
$28
Here are 2 of the four cards you'll make in class with Donna.










 
Zentangle Basics  *SOLD OUT* Next class Aug. 2nd
 Saturday, June 13, 2014
 10am-noon $35 
includes all materials Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.We invite you to explore and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.   
 
Dr. Seuss' Garden  Saturday, June 14 
1pm-3pm
$35* (additional supplies required)
 No Experience necessary  



Advanced Zentangle 
Organic Ocean
July 12
10am - noon
$35  Pre-requisite: Zentangle Basics

 


Class registration can be made in person or by calling (860) 684-2641
(Please do not call or text the instructor personally)

All classes must be pre-paid at the time of registration.
Your spot is not held until payment is received.





 
      store
In This Issue
Join Our Mailing List
Store Hours:
for 2014
 
CLOSED July 4th 
 Monday CLOSED 
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
 
We are now on Pinterest 

Follow Me on Pinterest 
This is the best place to see up- to-date info about everything at The Inspiration Station.  Become a Fan today!
Find us on Facebook

Be sure to "Check in" on your smart phone whenever you visit.

 If you are not seeing our posts in your news feed please go to the page and change your settings to "get Notifications"

We appreciate your referrals!  Please tell your friends about us. Forward this email or suggest they "like" our Facebook page.  Thanks!
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 


 
Pocket Scrapbooking 

If you are interested in learning about the hot new pocket scrapbooking trend, call and ask about our Project Life Meet up group that gets together one Saturday a month.  We are a loud but friendly bunch and we love to share our ideas!
 

Next meeting: 
Saturday, June 28th
10am-5pm
FREE 
But you MUST Pre-register
 
***********************************
Open Crop/Craft Days
Sundays  
 
 
Bring everything you need to crop/craft in our classroom
Noon - 4pm.  We have people scrapping, stamping and creating mail art! $5 registration fee payable at sign up will be applied to your $20 purchase during the crop.So it's like cropping for FREE!
Please pre-register to reserve your seat.

   Wednesdays
Coffee & Craft Day
11am- 4pm  
$5 in advance, $7 walk-in fee.  Purchase $25 in merchandise while you are here and get a $5 coupon to use on your next visit.
Debby Riendeau
The Inspiration Station

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