Thursday, May 30, 2019

New England Summer Shop Hop 2019


You have until tomorrow (May 31st) to purchase your Shop Hop Passport from The Inspiration Station and get entered into our Early Bird drawing for a $20 Gift card. Don't wait! The hop will be starting soon and you don't want to miss a single moment.

Monday, May 06, 2019

New Mosaic Moments Pages

Hi Everyone,
I know many of your enjoy Mosaic Moments and Disney so I wanted to share the pages I made yesterday.  The Cinderella page was made using the new Corner Strip and Corner Connector dies that we got in store last week.




Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Craft Tag Sale - Sunday May 19, 2019 10am - 2pm

Annual Craft Tag Sale - Sunday May 19, 2019   10am - 2pm


More than 20 vendors selling their new and previously loved craft supplies. Bargains galore.
• Only Vendors will be allowed to enter before 10am. No exceptions.
• Each table/vendor is a separate "shop". Important - you must pay for your purchases (CASH only) at each separate table before moving to the next one. You can not gather items together and carry them around. Please bring small bills and change and be patient as each vendor tallies your purchases.
• Any purchases made inside the store, regular and sale merchandise must be paid for at the register (we can do a single transaction for everything).
• All sales are final on sale merchandise.
• Bring more small bills and change than you think you will need! It is a Sunday and we don't have a way to get you change. (Store purchases may be made with checks/credit cards as well).
• A reusable shopping bag is suggested for your purchases.
EVERYONE - PLEASE - Be Kind, Be Patient and Be Courteous. We are all crafter's looking for deals and trying to have fun.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Last Call for Jenn Shurkus - Lawn Fawn Classes




Time is running out too get your spot in this fun class with Jenn Shurkuson Friday, April 12th. The afternoon class is full but we have a few spaces left from 6pm - 9pm.
Join Jenn as she shows you how to create cute and interactive cards with the newest Lawn Fawn releases. Pictured are 3 of the 5 cards you will make in class. Jenn makes cardmaking fun and easy and even beginners will be successful. Call to register (860) 684-2641- Class is $35

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Cricut Classes

Do you have a Cricut machine that you don't know how to use? Join us Saturday, April 6 at 1:00pm for Cricut with Crystal. In this class you will learn about setting up your machine, using Design Space, and cutting materials including cardstock & vinyl. Class is $28 and space is limited. You will need to bring your Cricut, a cutting mat and your laptop or tablet to access Design Space. If your machine is not wi-fi compatible you will also need your usb cable.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Special Guest Jenn Shurkus Lawn Fawn - Friday April 12th

Hop Into Spring   April 12, 2019  1pm - 4pm  $35


In this class, you will create 5 handmade greetings perfect for all occasions! We will be making two interactive cards including the new Magic Picture Changer! We will be using the latest products from Lawn Fawn including stamps, dies, papers, and inks. Create with Copic (artist-grade) markers, glitters, and other fun supplies. This class is perfect for all levels, even if you have never stamped before. Jenn will share fun tips and tricks throughout the class to help you in your cardmaking!

Spring Fling  April 12, 2019  6pm - 9pm  $35

In this class, you will create 5 handmade greetings perfect for all occasions! We will be making two interactive cards including the new Magic Picture Changer! We will be using the latest products from Lawn Fawn including stamps, dies, papers, and inks. Create with Copic (artist-grade) markers, glitters, and other fun supplies. This class is perfect for all levels, even if you have never stamped before. Jenn will share fun tips and tricks throughout the class to help you in your cardmaking!

Supplies students need for each class:

I have come to realize just how many different adhesives there are out there! Some of the things that hold people back in their creating is not having the right tools for what they are trying to create. When a store carries the few adhesives I recommend they do sell a lot of product because I demo it and explain the benefits. They also tend to sell more Lawn Fawn because people had a fun, un-stressful experience creating their cards aka not fighting with their adhesive choices 😉
Tombow Dot Adhesive



Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive Runner: or something comparable, not a tape runner, please carry dots

Quickie Glue PenQuickie Glue Pen: I prefer this one for the detail glittering we do. The Zig 2-way glue pen tends to be too wet, and not detail enough. I will also explain when I like to use this and when I like to use the Lawn Fawn Glue Tube.



3M Foam Tape3M Mounting Tape: I use this instead of pop dots. I explain in my classes how it is more affordable, its easier to work with (doesn’t stick to scissors, you can rip it, and the backing is easy to peel etc.)



Fiskars 5" Titanium Micro Tip ScissorsDetail Scissors: I love the Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors






1/8″ double-sided tape: Lawn Fawn now carries this tape and it is fabulous! A great price point, and made in the USA! This is required for each student to have in order to put together the interactive cards




Glue Tube, Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn Glue Tube: I will go over the best times to use this adhesive and how it actually makes creating cards easier 😉


EK Tools Craft TweezersEK Tools Craft Tweezers: People find them helpful with the small pre-stamped/cut pieces


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Tag Sale

It's almost that time of year again.  We are getting calls every day with questions about our Spring Tag Sale.  We are extremely limited for available dates this year due to other obligations so we only have one date available - no rain date. This means if you sign up as a vendor, you must understand that if the weather is bad, we will cancel and give you a refund, but we cannot offer another date.  
We will begin registration on April 28th. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please do not call and ask us to hold a spot or "pencil" you in.  We have to be fair to everyone. Because of the limited space and high demand, we are limiting people to ONE spot per person this year.  A spot is ONE 6 foot table (provided by you or rented from us for an additional fee) and the ground below it. Now that we have covered some of the more difficult details here is the rest of the information.


Inspiration Station
Rent-a-Space Craft Tag Sale
Sunday, May 20, 2018
10am-2pm
For $12 per space, you can rent space for a 6 foot table (provided by you) in our parking lot to sell off your previously loved crafting supplies and earn CASH to replenish your stash.  Here’s how it works.
  •          Space is limited so first-come first-served. Registration begins Saturday, April 28th at 10am.
  •          Cost of a space is $12 per space - Limit 1 space per person. A limited number of tables are available for $2 extra and must be requested at registration. Fee is non-refundable unless the event is canceled due to weather. There is no rain date. Cash only.
  •          Set up will begin at 9am, please be on time. 
  •          You are responsible for pricing, setting up, selling and packing up all your merchandise.
  •          You are responsible for all transactions - please be sure to bring adequate change for your cash box and bags for merchandise.
  •          You will be located outside in the back parking lot so please plan accordingly.
  •          All of your merchandise must be packed up and removed by 3pm.
The Inspiration Station is not responsible for loss or damage to your merchandise. All sales are final.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Special Guest Jenn Shurkus Lawn Fawn Holiday cards


Wicked Fun Holiday & Winter Cards with Lawn Fawn
Friday, Oct. 13 2017
10am- 1pm or 6pm - 9pm


In this class you will create 

perfect for the upcoming Holidays and winter with whimsical Lawn Fawn images! We will be using the latest products from Lawn Fawn including stamps, dies, papers, and inks. Create with Copic (artist-grade) markers, Distress Inks, glitters and other fun supplies. – just to name a few of the techniques you will play with. This class is perfect for all levels, even if you have never stamped before. Jenn looks forward to visiting The Inspiration Station,

Supplies need:Tape runner, detail scissors, 3M foam tape (highly recommended over foam dots especially with slider cards), quickie glue pen, acrylic block around 2×3″ in size

Space is limited - preregistration in required - cost is $35 per person



Monday, August 28, 2017

Autumn Days Folio

I uploaded a video of my latest project.  Let me know what you think.





Thursday, April 06, 2017

Summer Shop Hop New England 2017



Shop Hop New England – 2017

GET YOUR PASSPORT - Beginning April 9th !

  • ·         Passports are $10 each and are available at all participating stores.
  • ·         A purchase must be made at the participating stores in order to get your passport stamped and to do a make and take
  • ·         A passport allows the named individual the benefits of the Shop Hop.
  • ·         Passports may be purchased at any of the participating stores. Shop Hop Passports are only valid for use June 1 thru August 31, 2017.

General Information:
TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE, ALWAYS CALL THE STORE AHEAD OF TIME TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE OPEN

Receive a one-time discount of 20% off your regular retail merchandise purchase at each store
At each store - have fun with a themed Make and Take during your stop
Pass in your stamped/punched pass from all ten stores at your home store by September 10, 2017 and be entered to win a prize (minimum value $100.00) from that store!

Participating stores:

  • ·         Bella Art – Johnson, RI
  • ·         Cropaholics – Wilton, NH
  • ·         CT Scrapbooks – Southington, CT
  • ·         Inspiration Station – Stafford Springs, CT
  • ·         Kept Creations – Whitman, MA
  • ·         Life’s Memories & More, Palmer, MA
  • ·         Papercraft Clubhouse – Westbrook, CT
  • ·         Scrapbook Cove – Mystic, CT
  • ·         Scrapbook Haven – Greenville, RI
  • ·         Stamped Designs – Dover, NH




CHECK OUT the Summer Shop Hop New England 2017 blog at www.facebook.com/groups/SummerShopHopNE/

Friday, March 17, 2017

Snow day project

In case you are wondering how I spent my snow day on Tuesday this is what I made; a mini album for all the pictures of my kitties! No this is NOT a class! I purchased the pattern from PaperPhenomenon.com it is called the Picture Perfect Vol 1. Landscape album. 

The paper is from my store though.  The kitty print is a new line from My Mind's Eye called "meow".  The Stickers are from Doodlebug's Kitten Smitten line. I'm just sharing to give you some inspiration!
















Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Graphic 45 class added



New Graphic 45 class added:

Wednesday, March 1, 10 am -1pm or Saturday March 4, 1pm - 4pm $40 You will make 4 beautiful cards and a stunning storage box to hold them. This would make an excellent gift item!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Class sold out

Just a quick update to let you know that the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook class on both January 14 and January 25 have both SOLD OUT.  I am looking at the possibility of adding a third class in March,

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow