Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 17th newsletter



The Inspiration Station
April 17, 2014
Welcome to The Inspiration Station

Dear Debra,

Hello again!
Just a reminder that we will be CLOSED this Sunday to celebrate Easter with our families. We are open regular hours on Friday and Saturday. I hope you have a chance to stop by!

As always, our teachers have great classes planned and you can read all about those below; however, many of you have been asking when we could get Nathalie from Magenta back because you love her.  I am happy to say that she will be driving through the area and making a stop at The Inspiration Station to teach a class and bring a trunk show of products on Wednesday, April 23rd
from 6pm-9pm. **There are only 4 seats left- call today to register**

The class is $35 per person and the store will be open during the class for everyone to shop the trunk show.


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If you are looking for new product we just got our hands on the new Mini Distress Ink Pads in the second release of colors, Lots of new Sizzix dies and embossing folders, a great Americana line from Pebbles and a gorgeous Seashore line from Prima.


Upcoming Classes  
 


Advanced Zentangle   
Zendalas
Saturday, April 19
10am-noon
$35
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics
Please bring your basics class kits
**Only 2 seats left!**
 
 
 
Advanced Zentangle  advanced color
Adding Color
Saturday, April 19
1pm - 3pm
$45
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics
Please bring your basics class kits
 
 
 
Intro to Gelatos   
Tues., April 22
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28 

All levels welcome!

New dateadded!
Sunday, May 18th



Advanced Copic Techniques
Reflections
Saturday, April 26
10am-noon
$28
Pre-requisite Beginner Copics

Advanced Copic Techniques
Metals
Saturday, April 26
1pm - 3pm
$28
Pre-requisite Beginner Copics
May Card Club  
Tues., May 6
10am-noon
6pm-8pm
$30

For the May Card Club class, Donna is going to do something a bit different. She will be teaching this "Card in a Box".  Participants will receive an 8x8 pad of Graphic 45's By the Sea paper to use and take home.
 


Kim has been working hard on preparing 2 classes for you using Twinkling H2O's.  She's taken several classes and is quite excited about them.  Please join her for her teaching debut on Saturday, May 10th where she will offer 2 separate classes.


Twinkling Floral Canvas  
Sat, May 10th
10am-noon  
$28
 
Twinkling H2O's can be used on many surfaces. Kim is excited to show you some of the possibilities in this beautiful canvas class.  You'll work with canvas, wood, watercolor paper, and more.
All levels welcome! 
 
 
 
 Twinkling Art Panel & Mail Art  
Saturday, May 10th
1pm-4pm
$30

Learn how to combine materials to create a very unique textured background and then paint and embellish with Twinkling H2O's

All levels welcome!
 


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.






 
Sunday Crafting
As always, Kim will be hosting the afternoon crop on Sunday from noon to 4pm. If you would like to come in and work on a few projects.  You don't need to be a scrapbooker to come; card makers, mixed media, ATC are all welcome.  It is only $5 and if you spend $20 while you are here we give that fee back to you so really, it's FREE!
And now weekday crops are available too!
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NEW
COFFEE & CRAFT DAY  
Every Wednesday at The Inspiration Station

Join us from 11am-5pm
Every Wednesday
And craft to your heart's content.

Cost is $5 prepaid (at least 2 days before) or $7 walk-in
Spend the day crafting with friends and if you spend $25 while you're here, we'll give you a $5 coupon to spend on your next visit!

So grab your friends and bring your favorite mug. We'll provide the coffee, tea and cocoa. You can bring your own lunch and snacks or visit one of the area eateries for lunch.
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Store Hours:
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CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY 
 Monday CLOSED 
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Weather Closings


Reminder:
In the event of inclement weather, we may need to open late or close early if we feel the roads are too bad to be out.  Please understand that this is for the safety of our customers and staff.  For the latest information regarding weather closings please visit our Facebook page.  When in doubt, please call before coming.  We want you to be safe.

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We are now on Pinterest 

Follow Me on Pinterest 
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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, May 3rd
10am-5pm
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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.

   
Debby Riendeau
The Inspiration Station

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

May Card Club And More

For the May Card Club class, Donna is going to do something a bit different. She will be teaching this "Card in a Box".  Participants will receive an 8x8 pad of Graphic 45's By the Sea paper to use and take home.

Call to register today.  Class is Tuesday, May 6th from 10am - noon or 6pm - 8pm and is $30.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Upcoming Classes - April 2014

Tuesday, April 15
Tim Holtz inspired Tags





Thursday April 17
Spring clock


Saturday, April 19th
Advanced Zentangle - Zendalas
10am-noon
$35


Saturday, April 19th
Advanced Zentangle - adding color
1pm-4pm
$45


Tuesday, April 22nd
Intro to Gelatos
10am-noon
6pm-8pm
$28


Special Guest, Nathalie Metivier from Magenta
Wednesday, April 23rd
6pm - 9pm
$35

Thursday, April 24
Mixed Media Playground
10am-noon
6pm-8pm
$28

Photo coming soon


Saturday, April 26th
Advanced Copic Techniques - Reflections
10am-noon
$28
Advanced Copic Techniques - Metals
1pm-3pm
$28

Tuesday, April 29
Christmas Cards
10am-noon
6pm-8pm
$28

Photo coming soon




Sunday, April 06, 2014

Guest Instructor - Nathalie Metevier from Magenta Rubber Stamps

Join us on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6pm - 9pm for a class with one of our favorite guests, Nathalie form Magenta.

Nathalie and her husband, Philipe will also bring a trunk show with lots of Magenta products for you to purchase that evening. Everyone is welcome to shop the trunk show and the store will remain open that night for shoppers.

If you would like to be in the class, SPACE is LIMITED so you must pre-register and pre-pay. Class is $35 per person an is non-refundable unless we can fill your seat.  Call The Inspiration Station today at (860) 684-2641.

*Please note: all the card sayings will be in English for the class!

Friday, April 04, 2014

This week's news

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The Inspiration Station
March 22, 2014
Welcome to The Inspiration Station

Dear Debra,

It's been a busy week or two here at the store with new products coming, attending a trade show and classes and making arrangements for guest instructors.  There's so much to tell I just don't know where to start!

As always, our teachers have great classes planned and you can read all about those below; however, many of you have been asking when we could get Nathalie from Magenta back because you love her.  I am happy to say that she will be driving through the area and making a stop at The Inspiration Station to teach a class and bring a trunk show of products on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6pm-9pm.

I will have the photos of the 3 cards in next week's newsletter but I suggest you not wait to sign up as space is limited and I expect the class to sell out quickly. The class is $35 per person and the store will be open during the class for everyone to shop the trunk show.

In other news, we are also expecting a visit from Tammie Wilson from Faber Castell on Thursday, May 15th.  I do not have specifics for the class yet, but you should plan to save the date for some Mixed Media Fun.

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If you are looking for new product we just got our hands on the new Dylusion Spray Ink colors and the Mini Ink Blending Tools from Ranger. Check out the video below from Jen McGuire to see how great the mini tool is.

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Project Life/ Pocket Style Scrapbooking
We have a monthly meet-up group for anyone interested in doing pocket style scrapbooking.  We are meeting thisSaturday, April 5th it is free to all to attend but in order to have enough space we ask everyone to pre-register.

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For those of you who made the Altered Halloween Clock and Winter Clock with Donna and asked for her to make a spring version she will be doing that on Thursday, April 17th at 10am.  Please call for more information.
Upcoming Classes  
 

Card Club
 
Tues., April 8
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$30 includes stamp.  
All levels welcome!






Technique Thursday   
April 10th
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28
This week we'll be trying out Gelato techniques
All levels welcome!
 
 
 
Elizabeth Crafts Class    
Saturday, April 12
1pm - 3pm
$28
Join us and learn techniques for using glitter, dies, shimmer sheets and more.
 

Advanced Zentangle   
Zendalas
Saturday, April 19
10am-noon
$35
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics
Please bring your basics class kits
 
 
 
Advanced Zentangle  advanced color
Adding Color
Saturday, April 19
1pm - 3pm
$45
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics
Please bring your basics class kits
 
 
 
Intro to Gelatos   
Tues., April 22
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
$28 

All levels welcome!

New dateadded!
Sunday, May 18th



Advanced Copic Techniques
Reflections
10am-noon
$28
Pre-requisite Beginner Copics

Advanced Copic Techniques
Metals
1pm - 3pm
$28
Pre-requisite Beginner Copics



Kim has been working hard on preparing 2 classes for you using Twinkling H2O's.  She's taken several classes and is quite excited about them.  Please join her for her teaching debut on Saturday, May 10th where she will offer 2 separate classes.


Twinkling Floral Canvas  
Sat, May 10th
10am-noon  
$28
 
Twinkling H2O's can be used on many surfaces. Kim is excited to show you some of the possibilities in this beautiful canvas class.  You'll work with canvas, wood, watercolor paper, and more.
All levels welcome! 
 
 
 
 Twinkling Art Panel & Mail Art  
Saturday, May 10th
1pm-4pm
$30

Learn how to combine materials to create a very unique textured background and then paint and embellish with Twinkling H2O's

All levels welcome!
 


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.





 
Sunday Crafting
As always, Kim will be hosting the afternoon crop on Sunday from noon to 4pm. If you would like to come in and work on a few projects.  You don't need to be a scrapbooker to come; card makers, mixed media, ATC are all welcome.  It is only $5 and if you spend $20 while you are here we give that fee back to you so really, it's FREE!
And now weekday crops are available too!
**********************
NEW
COFFEE & CRAFT DAY  
Every Wednesday at The Inspiration Station

Join us from 11am-5pm
Every Wednesday
And craft to your heart's content.

Cost is $5 prepaid (at least 2 days before) or $7 walk-in
Spend the day crafting with friends and if you spend $25 while you're here, we'll give you a $5 coupon to spend on your next visit!

So grab your friends and bring your favorite mug. We'll provide the coffee, tea and cocoa. You can bring your own lunch and snacks or visit one of the area eateries for lunch.
      store
In This Issue
Join Our Mailing List
Store Hours:
for 2014
 
 Monday CLOSED 
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Weather Closings


Reminder:
In the event of inclement weather, we may need to open late or close early if we feel the roads are too bad to be out.  Please understand that this is for the safety of our customers and staff.  For the latest information regarding weather closings please visit our Facebook page.  When in doubt, please call before coming.  We want you to be safe.

.
 
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, April 5th
10am-5pm
***********************************
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.

   
Debby Riendeau
The Inspiration Station
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Sunday, November 03, 2013

December documented project

So a few of you came back again, I thank you very much!

Friday night we had a private crop at the store and I took advantage of the time to try out a new Cricut cartridge from Anna Griffin.  It has some beautiful words and images on it that I think I can use in my project. Sizing them took a bit of time since I didn't have my Gypsy with me and I really should have used a new cutting mat.

So today I started pulling some things together to make cards.  I thought I had corralled all of my Christmas stuff together last week, but found a few more stashes of paper in my "themed" paper drawer. I have a couple of plastic photo boxes that I have been throwing all of the little embellishments and things I think I might use in but they are over flowing so I had to find a bigger box.

Once again, I am torn when it comes to style decisions.  My little squirrel brain starts making something with one color palette and then - ooh, something shiny....  and I'm off on another tangent.  So my cards and pages have been deviating from what I intended originally and I'm not sure how, or if, they will all work together.  I guess I will just have to wait and see once the photos start materializing.

So here is what I ended up with for today.  What do you think?



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