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:

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

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 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,

Monday, January 02, 2017

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I hope that you all had enjoyable holidays and that you were able to make lots of memories.
During the holidays, often time we are so busy with preparations that we don't make the time to work on our own personal projects. Well that is behind us now and I invite you all to take a look at what you have put on the back burner.

Perhaps you have depleted your stash of greeting cards.  Maybe you have neglected printing your photos.  Or maybe you have envelopes of photos sitting around just waiting to get put into albums.

We can help with that.  We offer open crafting time on Sundays and Wednesdays. You can come in and focus on what you need to do to get those projects done without interruption.

Over the New Years weekend, we had a great group of ladies cropping in the classroom who encouraged me to sit down with them and work on some of my own scrapping.  I finished off a number of partial pages and made a fun year in review 2 page layout.

As you can see, we had a busy year! 

This year, I expect to be spending a lot of time helping to plan my oldest son's wedding. He and his fiance have been together for more than five years and I am quite excited that they will finally be tying the knot.

I will also try to get more classes on the schedule, although that is a challenge for me with respect to time.  I am always on the lookout for experienced and qualified instructors, so if you know of anyone please send them in.

In the meantime, I have two projects already prepared.  The Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook mini album is offered on two dates.  The Saturday class is SOLD OUT on Jan 14th, but there are spaces in the Wednesday morning, January 25th class
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Mini Album Class.
In honor of Valentine's Day, I will also be continuing the Tim Holtz Dwelling series with this adorable little "Love Shack" on Saturday, Feb 4th.

Coming up in March, Rhea Weigand will return for her Learn to Color with Copic Marker series.  She will be here March 10-11.  Her class always fill up early so if you are interested, don't wait to reserve your seat.
I hope that you will stop in and visit and maybe even join us for a class or two!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A weekend of coloring with Rhea Wiegand!

Cute as a Bug
Saturday June 11, 2016
Please bring the Copic Markers shown in addition to your regular class kit.
10% Discount of Copic Marker purchases if you are registered for the class.  Classes with Guest Instructors are non-refundable.

Stampendous Flowers & Background
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Please bring the Copic Markers shown in addition to your regular class kit.
10% Discount of Copic Marker purchases if you are registered for the class.  Classes with Guest Instructors are non-refundable.

Sweet Spring

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Please bring the Copic Markers shown in addition to your regular class kit.
10% Discount of Copic Marker purchases if you are registered for the class.  Classes with Guest Instructors are non-refundable.

All classes must be paid for at the time of registration and are non-refundable. Space is limited so register early by calling 
(860) 684-2641

Friday, April 01, 2016

Craft Tag Sale 2016

Inspiration Station
Rent-a-Space Craft Tag Sale
Sunday, May 15
(Rain date Sunday, May 22, 2016)

For $10 per table, you can rent a 6 foot table 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.
  • ·         Cost of a table is $10 per table – Limit 2 tables per person.  Fee is non-refundable. Cash only.
  • ·         Set up will begin at 9am, please be on time.  Tables and chairs will be provided. 
  • ·         You are responsible for pricing, setting up, selling and packing up all of 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; rain date is May 22nd. Refund of table fee will NOT be made if you are unable to make the rain date unless we can sell your space to another.
  • ·         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.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Announcing: Special Guest Instructor, Rhea Weigand

I am so excited to announce that Rhea Weigand will be coming to The Inspiration Station for a series of class on June 10-12, 2016.

Not sure who she is? Well...You know all those fabulous House Mouse sample boards we have in the store? Yeah, she colored them! She is an amazing color artist and her cards are sensational. Just wait until you see what she has in store for us. If you are not confident in your coloring abilities, no worries, she will be teaching an in-depth Copic instructional class on Friday night (June10) to get you up to speed. More details on class times, etc. will be coming soon.

She is currently working on the samples for the classes so I do not have them yet but below you can see some examples of her work.  For more inspiration, check her out on Pinterest 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A public service announcement

Good morning everyone! It's the start of a new week here at The Inspiration Station. What will you be working on this week? It's time for me to remind you all of something VERY important....
Back up and PRINT your photos!!!!

Digital photography is so awesome for allowing us to take unlimited pictures, but how often do we actually print them? Take it from someone who has had "technological" failures, printing them is just as important as taking them! I know people share their photos electronically now but there is nothing like holding a photo in your hand or looking through a completed album.

Think about the future. Technology changes. Will you still be able to access those photos 20 or 30 years from now? What if something happens to YOU? Will your loved ones know where to find those precious memories, or more importantly, will they know your passwords to be able to access them?

Don't wait until a hard drive or memory card fails to think about printing, do it now while you can. Maybe one card a month. Take the time and make the effort. You'll be glad you did!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Fall at The Inspiration Station

Hello everyone,

With the cooler weather we have been busy trying to plan our fall and holiday classes while we also check in all of the new merchandise that I ordered from the Trade Show a few weeks ago.

There is so much new in the store! It drives me crazy when someone comes in and asks "what's new?".  I don't have enough hours in the day to go over it all!!  You will just need to look around!
We have lots of new paper lines - of course, there is Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas; but we also have a beautiful new Fairy Dust line from Kaisercraft.  If you have younger children, we have Lego style and Frozen style paper and stickers from Reminisce.

The amount of cutting dies that have come in are mind-boggling!  It seems every company is making dies. Last week we checked in a ton of dies from Sizzix and Impression Obsession. Most were Fall and Holiday themed but there was also a very cute pillow box die that would be great for birthday and shower favors. The other dies by designer, Jen Long, also very versatile and quite affordable.

Also new in stock is a large  selections of stamps from Penny Black

 Looking for Tim Holtz stuff?  We've got that too! Although much of his Halloween line is already SOLD OUT, the Holiday lines have already come in. Below is his collection of Idea-ology products but we also have many of his Sizzix dies in stock as well.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beginner Zentangle class

Beginner Zentangle class
Saturday, Oct 17th 10am. 
 $35 per person. No experience necessary.
All Materials Provided

The Zentangle Method 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.

Call to register today - (860) 684-2641

Adult coloring books

You probably have heard that Adult Coloring Books are trending! Marie Browning, Tombow Signature Designer, has created downloadable Color Sheets ….but watch this video that shows some amazing techniques using Tombow Dual Brush Pens! However, colored pencils are a big hit too. Did you know that both the Dual Brush Pens and our Colored Pencils can be used together with the Blender Pen?
 The video is loaded with great information.

Click here to download the free color pages from Tombow Blog :…/free-adult-coloring-page-downl…/

We also have a great selection of Coloring Books for adults at The Inspiration Station.
Come in an feel like a kid again!

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow