Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dance Layout from Sarah

Caylan Dance Recital

Hello everyone!  Last week, I shared a dance recital page for my younger daughter, Layla.  This week, I tackled my older daughter's dance picture.  I used many of the same products from Bo Bunny as I used last week with a different color scheme.  I love how nice and simple these pages ended up being.  Please check out the video for my process!









Thanks so much for joining me today!  Please be sure to go check out the Inspiration Station store and get all of these products there.  Have a great day!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another great project from Sarah

 Layla Dance Recital

Hey everyone!  I am bringing you another dance page using products I received from the Inspiration Station store in Stafford Springs, CT.  I am on their design team and really enjoyed using these products to make a layout about my younger daughter's dance recital this year.  Our dance album is an 8.5x11 so this one went really quickly!  Please check out the video for my process!









Thanks so much for stopping by today!  For more info on the Inspiration Station store, please check out the links below.  You can get all of these products at their store!  Have a great day!

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Special Guest - Ken Oliver - Watercolor Journal

Special Guest
Ken Oliver
Sunday, July 12th
1pm – 5pm





Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about watercolor techniques in this exciting class!  You’ll get hands on experience with Color Burst, one of the hottest new products on the market today!  This class is jam packed with techniques that you can easily use in card making, scrapbooking, and mixed media arts.  Most importantly, you’ll develop a good understanding of color theory and layering color with watercolors.  Everyone in the class will learn wet-on-wet painting techniques and will paint a painting of poppies.  It’s an exciting class that most students say is more of an experience.
 Sign up today as seating for this popular class is limited. 


Special Guest - Ken Oliver - Hometown Mini Album

Special Guest
Ken Oliver
Sunday, July 12th
9 am – 12pm




Create this wonderful mini album with Hometown papers from Ken Oliver inspired by Newburgh, Indiana. You will love the charm of yesteryear captured in the Hometown paper and this little vintage book is perfect for every occasion. The class includes lots of paper, you’ll have plenty of paper left over for other projects.  When you’re finished with this class, your wonderful little book will be ready for your own photos and memories!  It’s the first time this workshop has been offered in our area, so sign up now…seats are limited.    

Friday, June 05, 2015

LAST CALL!

Hello Everybody!

This is the last call to sign up for the amazing class from Karen Burniston  that is happening next Friday night.  Karen is flying in, so she needs to have a final total to make up all of the kits before she leaves home.  If you want to join this class, you MUST CALL by the close of business tomorrow (June 5th).

If you are unable to come to the class -Karen will be here in the afternoon on June 12 for afree demo from 3pm-5pm.  This is a great chance to see how her interactive dies work and get some tips for working with them.



Special Guest Instructor
Karen Burniston from Elizabeth Crafts Designs
Only 3 seats left
Friday June 12, 2015
6pm-8pm $35
CLASS DECRIPTION: Join Karen Burniston to make three interactive pop-up cards using Pop it Ups dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. You will make cards using the Adirondack Chair, Barn Pop Stand and Rectangle Pull Card dies. Learn all the tips and tricks for using these innovative wafer-thin dies to make impressive cards. You don't want to miss the chance to learn from the die designer herself, plus Karen comes with hundreds of display cards that you are welcome to photograph for inspiration. Everything will be pre-cut in the kits to keep the focus on learning how to assemble the pop-ups. Karen will demonstrate how the pieces were cut and you can also familiarize yourself with the dies by watching her videos. Blog:http://karenburniston.typepad.com 
Please bring these tools to class:
Scissors
A variety of adhesives - tape runner, fine tip liquid glue, pop dots, mini glue dots, Paper piercer
Optional: inks for inking edges. I show my cards "clean" but they will look great with ink.
Optional: markers or colored pencils for coloring the words on the greeting label.
Optional: smart phone or camera for taking photos of the hundreds of sample cards on display

Please note:  We have a no refund cancellation policy for guest instructors.  If you are unable to attend a class you have paid, for you may send a friend in your place or pick up a class kit (if available) after class.

See Below for Guests in July
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Kristen has been busy making pop up graduation cards in the school colors of all of the area schools.  These are available for purchase.

She has also been putting together plans for Kids Kamp this summer so be on the lookout for information on that.


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UPCOMING CLASSES:

This Sunday- June 7 from 1pm-3pm
Learn how to use Elizabeth Crafts Designs peel-off stickers and glitters. Register TODAY!

Elizabeth Crafts Class
Sun., June 7
1pm-3pm
$28





Beginner Zentangle
Sat., June 13   ****SOLD OUT****
10am - noon  
$35 includes all materials
        (We are looking to add another date soon)

Zentangle Beyond

Zentangle:  Beyond the Basics
Sat., June 13    
1pm- 3pm
$35 please bring your basics kit.


Learn the 6+ Tangle Enhancers to embellish, create flow and balance in your work. Working on various sized tiles and including the new Bijou tiles you will add flare to your Zentangle work by learning to integrate the most common tangle enhancers. In addition learn various shading techniques to create depth and perspective in your tangles. Bring your basics kit (Micron Black 01 and pencil). All other supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle basics class. $35.00 -2 hours



Dinner & Cards   
Friday, June 19  
6pm-8pm
$28 includes dinner.
A great night out with friends! Come and relax and learn new techniques. This month will feature Gelatos.

SPECIAL GUEST: 
SALLY LYNN MACDONALD
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Join Sally Lynn for 3 remarkable workshops, guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing!





Water Colorations
June 20,     10am-noon      $28


In this informative hands-on workshop, we will explore Art Anthology's Colorations sprays and my line of Palettini rubber stamps from Technique Junkies to discuss how to mix colors and color theory while creating a beautiful, feminine 12×12 scrapbook layout or basis for an art journaling page. Using Prima printed watercolor paper as our backdrop, customize your embellishments and make it uniquely yours. Get watercolor confident and gain skills you can use on all your creative projects!


Floral Brushstrokes
June 20  1pm-3pm  $28


Using rubber stamps from my Palettini line from Technique Junkies and dimensional paints from Art Anthology's Velvet and Sorbet product lines, we will create three cards reminiscent of the impressionist painters. Create a Sunflower, Gerbera Daisy and Orchid greeting card, using texture tools and paints that are sure to make them a Gogh-to tool for your creativity!

Key to your Dreams
June 20    4pm - 6pm      $30


Imagination is the key to unlocking your dreams. Learn the key basics of unlocking your jewelry creativity with U/V resin to create near-instantly wearable jewelry pieces! Layer stamped images from my line of Palettini rubber stamps from Technique Junkies, charms and words in the slide bezel to suit your style. Decorate the bezel using a variety of mediums from Art Anthology. Learn basic jewelry-making skills, using jump rings, loop-making and assemble the completed necklace to wear out of class.

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Special Guest:  Kathie DeLuca
Saturday, June 27th

nautical
Class Description:

Join Kathie as she walks you through step by step to create four beautiful, multi­dimensional cards. You will begin with stamped & embossed images from Tim Holtz's  Nautical Blueprints stamp set, and then learn some water-coloring techniques using Distress Stains to bring these stamped images to life. Once you have water­colored the images you will mount them on card bases along with Authentique's Seaside collection of amazing papers to create these mini works of art. This class is for any level card maker.




masterboard
Class Description:
During this class Kathie will show you how to create a masterboard.  You are the master artist of this one of a kind masterpiece!  The cool thing about this process is that we will explore several mixed media techniques such as embossing, the use of Decofoil, and then explore the use of stencils using several different mediums.  We will use this masterboard to create several greeting cards, however, the process itself can be used in art journaling pages as well.

This class will be presented in a step by step process and is designed for the beginner or the experienced mixed media artist.  Join Kathie for this exciting class!







Class registration can be made in person or by calling (860) 684-2641


All classes must be pre-paid at the time of registration.
Your spot is not held until payment is received.
Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of class time.   


Monday, June 01, 2015

Color Burst By Ken Oliver Crafts

I wanted to take a minute to share this video by Ken Oliver to give you a few ideas of what to do with Color Burst.  This is only the beginning!  Once you start playing, you'll find so many other uses for it.

Want to learn more?  Ken will be at The Inspiration Station on July 12th teaching a couple of classes!  We'll have more information shortly.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bo Bunny Safari layout from Sarah

Inspiration Station DT: Hillcrest Park Zoo

Hey everyone!  I have one last layout here using the Safari line by Bo Bunny that was sent to me by the Inspiration Station scrapbook store in Stafford Springs, CT.  This line has the best papers and they work so well together even though they are animal print and kinda busy.  I loved working with this line.  Please check out the video to see my process!







Thanks so much for joining me today!  If you haven't checked out theInspiration Station store yet, please stop by and check them out, or head over to their sites, links are below.  Have a great day!

Instagram Hashtag: #InspirationStationCT

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Feeding the Giraffes

 Feeding the Giraffes

Hey everyone!  I have another fun zoo themed layout to share today.  I used the Bo Bunny Safari line that I got from The Inspiration Station store, located in Stafford Springs, CT.  This line is so fun and I had a ton of zoo layouts to do, so it was perfect!  I love these pictures of my daughter feeding giraffes at the San Diego Zoo.  Please check out the video to see my process!







If you haven't checked out the Inspiration Station store, please head over and check them out!  Check them out in person or click the links below.  Have a great day!

Instagram Hashtag: #InspirationStationCT

Monday, May 18, 2015

Special Guest Instructor - Saturday, June 20th

Project Workshops by Sally Lynn MacDonald


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In this informative hands-on workshop, we will explore Art Anthology’s Colorations sprays and my line of Palettini rubber stamps from Technique Junkies to discuss how to mix colors and color theory while creating a beautiful, feminine 12×12 scrapbook layout or basis for an art journaling page. Using Prima printed watercolor paper as our backdrop, customize your embellishments and make it uniquely yours. Get watercolor confident and gain skills you can use on all your creative projects!
June 20, 2015       10am-noon $28
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Imagination is the key to unlocking your dreams. Learn the key basics of unlocking your jewelry creativity with U/V resin to create near-instantly wearable jewelry pieces! Layer stamped images from my line of Palettini rubber stamps from Technique Junkies, charms and words in the slide bezel to suit your style. Decorate the bezel using a variety of mediums from Art Anthology. Learn basic jewelry-making skills, using jump rings, loop-making and assemble the completed necklace to wear out of class.
June 20, 2015         4pm-6pm  $30
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Using rubber stamps from my Palettini line from Technique Junkies and dimensional paints from Art Anthology’s Velvet and Sorbet product lines, we will create three cards reminiscent of the impressionist painters. Create a Sunflower, Gerbera Daisy and Orchid greeting card, using texture tools and paints that are sure to make them a Gogh-to tool for your creativity!
June 20, 2015        1pm - 3pm $28

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Football Layout from Donna


Pin It Hi, Today I did this layout using Kaisercraft's "Off the Wall" collection forInspiration Station in Stafford. One tip I have for you is if you have alphabet stickers that just don't work for you, simply add some ink such as I did with the stickers that say Spartans. The stickers were blue and were in the kit but just didn't show up enough on this background, so I took my black ink pad and dabbed them a couple of times!

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Here I did a couple of things in the corner. I used the Kaisercraft "Off the Wall stamp set" that is sold at Inspiration Station, really awesome stamps for a boy layout! The ticket at the bottom is two stickers I placed on top of each that is included in the paper set, I also used the word stickers on the stars at the top of the layout. And you know that little strip that you cut off from the paper at the bottom that has the name of the company and other information. Well Kaisercraft actually decorates the other and you can use them as strips on your layouts! Talk about not wasting any paper! You can see I used the star border strip!

 
Products Used"
Kaisercraft Off the Wall
Kaisercraft Off the Wall stamps
White cardstock
American Craft Thickers
Creative Imaginations Football sticker
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna

Friday, May 15, 2015

My wish for you

Inspiration Station DT: My Wish for You

Hey everyone!  I have one more layout using the products that The Inspiration Station store sent me to use in the month of April.  All of the products I used for this layout is from the Enchanted collection from Simple Stories.  I loved documenting a sweet layout for my 3 year old.  Please check out the video to watch my process!






Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you haven't checked out The Inspiration Station store yet, please do!  They are awesome and you can purchase these products in their store.  Links are below.  Have a great day!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Layout from Sarah

Inspiration Station DT: SOS

Hey everyone!  Today I have a layout using the products I received from the Inspiration Station store in CT.  I'm using the Bo Bunny Safari Line this month and today I decided to show you how to use a "themed" line with pictures that don't coordinate directly with that line.  Here, I use the Safari line, which is heavily animal and zoo themed, and I created a layout using a picture from one of my husband's training missions he recently did.  Please check out the video to see how I made it work!






Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to check out the Inspiration Store if you haven't already.  All of these awesome products are currently available in their store!

Have a great week!

Instagram Hashtag: #InspirationStationCT

Monday, May 11, 2015

Project Life Style Wedding by Donna

Project Life Wedding

Pin It Hello, Donna here with a project I am working on for Inspiration Station. I am not a real big Project Life person, I like to focus on one or two really good pictures on a page, but I take and print a ton of pictures, and here is a way to add a lot of pictures to a page. So for my son's wedding album I took all the left over pictures and did some Project Life pages. Here are two that I just finished using MME's new line "Fancy That". This line is so pretty and a great way to use up those embellishments. In addition I made a Shaker box with a tutorial below.

 
Here is another page of the reception.
 
 
I made this little book to add additional journaling or a picture, a mini album in a pocket if you will.
 
 

And the tutorial....


Products used: MME "Fancy That" paper and embellishments Pink cardstock Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna Coughlin

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