Friday, May 30, 2008

Threading Water is finally here!

That elusive Fiskars border punch that everyone wants has finally arrived in the store. We had several people of a waiting list for it so there are only a couple left. I will be reordering on Monday so if you are not able to get one this weekend ask to put your name on the list for the next shipment.

Also, those gorgeous Prima flowers that I showed a couple of weeks ago are back in stock. Once again they are going fast. Another great embellishment that came in is the summer ribbon spools from American Crafts. The colors are so bright and cheerful and one style has white zig zag stitching down the center and it is so (stinkin') cute!

Our Tag Sale is this Sunday, June 1st from 11am-4pm. Our customers have been dropping off their stuff by the car loads. There is some really awesome stuff here and great prices too. Don'tmiss your chance for some great deals. Oh, if you are a magazine lover or a stamp lover you will have TONS to choose from...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Life is busy

This time of year is always a whirlwind of activity and it is so hard to keep up with things like blogging! Yes, the store has cool new stuff, but we are so busy preparing for the Tag Sale this weekend I really haven't had a chance to check it all out so ... you're on your own this week! You need to come in to see what's new!

If you are participating in our Tag Sale, please drop you items off Friday so we can get everthing set up. We are hoping to be able to set some stuff up outside under tents but only if the weather cooperates. Keep your fingers crossed.

On a personal note, I just want to show off my daughter's lovely prom pictures from last weekend.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Don't forget about our troops

Since this weekend is Memorial Day, I wanted to remind everyone about our Cards for Soldiers Drive. I met Dotty Young, coordinator of the Connecticut effort, at CKC in in New Hampshire and she expressed her thanks for all those that have participated so far. I would like to send the next shipment off mid-June so the troops can get the package by Independence Day.

Cards for Soldiers Card Drive
A Statewide Effort Sponsored by your Local Stamp & Scrap Stores

Help our Soldiers communicate with loved ones back home. Create handmade cards that will be sent around the world so our Soldiers can pick up cards free of charge at their local military stores and send notes home.

Stamp on the outside of the cards, leaving the inside blank for special notes. Helpful themes include: Miss you, Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Children, Mother‘s/Father‘s Day and so on. Any age can participate! Submit in sets of 10 handmade cards/envelopes. Volunteers divide up the handmade cards so making ten of the same card is perfectly fine.
Drop off at The Inspiration Station.
Please call or stop in with questions!
Thank you in advance!
The Inspiration Station 13 Furnace Ave Stafford Springs, CT 06076 (860) 684-2641

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We are back from New Hampshire and I *think* fully recovered... We met a lot of very nice people at the crops and are looking forward to doing the Hartford Show.

This week will be crazy, we have classes every night and Friday night is my daughter's Prom; which reminds me I need to pick up her dress at the seamstress....

As a reminder, we will be closed on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day-please come and see us on Sunday instead.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Heading to New Hampshire

This weekend is the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Manchester, NH. Terry and I have been busy packing up a truckload of stuff to take up to sell at the crops on Friday & Saturday night. It's always a challenge to figure out what people are going to want; in fact, it's quite stressful. Donna & Michelle will be holding down the fort while we are gone so stop in and keep them company. If you are going to be at the convention, look for us. We have coupons to give away for the store.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Highlight from my trip

Just a small collection of some of the photos from my trip to Colorado.
My Mom got to spend Mother's Day with both of her kids for the first time in more than 15 years.

Denver Zoo
Garden of the Gods, Colorado SpringsPikes Peak, Colorado Springs

Sunday, May 04, 2008

A Great Day

What a great day we had celebrating National Scrapbook Day with our special guest from Fiskars! May Flaum, a current lead Fiskateer, arrived with a suitcase full of giveaways for our crop attendees and any customers who came in to say "Hi!". Kelly Jo, a newly chosen Lead Fiskteer and one of the Nifty Fifty came and helped us out answering questions about Fiskars products; and Cheri, another of the Nifty Fifty came in with a cake big enough to feed a football team (or two)!

The ladies who came to crop made out like bandits - between the goodie bags and t-shirts we had for them and all of the stuff May brought. Oh, and our Fiskars sales rep, Karyn, stopped by and gave away stuff too! Colleen C. was the winner of our grand prize drawing and went home with a basket loaded with goodies.

Friday, May 02, 2008

As seen on Tim Holtz's Blog

New Primas!!! They arrived today!

Don't forget we are open late tomorrow night in honor of National Scrapbook Day! Come in and shop until 8:00pm!

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow