Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lots of new stuff coming in

Oh my goodness, we were swamped with boxes today! Yes, I know it is Thursday and we always get a lot on Thursday but today was especially busy. We had several boxes arrive from 7 Gypsies, a box from Imaginisce (Foxy collection), A bunch of new Karen Foster Designs, restocks of Martha Stewart Valentine borders and snowflake punches, ribbon, cardstock, and more. Please come in and help us make room!

Don't forget... The registration for our 2009 Scrapbook Store Bus Tour begins THIS Saturday, Jan 31st at 10:00am- We expect this to sell out early so be sure to come in to sign up. You can call in as well but because we only have one phone line you may have trouble getting through and it may sell out before you do. I highly recommend registering in person.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thank you!

A great big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 7th Anniversary. We had a great time and it was so nice to see so many old friends. Hopefully in a day or two I will have a few pictures up to share but as luck would have it, Terry's son has come down with a stomach virus and I'll need to cover for her today.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Special Guest Instructor

Special Guest Instructorsally lynn:
Sally Lynn MacDonald will be conducting 3 fabulous classes at The Inspiration Station on Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sally Lynn has been an avid scrapbooker, stamper, paper and altered artist since 1998. Her work has been published in Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamper and Stamper's Sampler Take Ten. This year, she will be on HGTV, featured in a couple of segments of the 'That's Clever!' program. She is a Ranger certified instructor, specializing in the Tim Holtz™ Adirondack product lines. She is also a member of the Design Teams
for Prima Flowers, Copic Markers, Tattered Angels, Spellbinders, Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps, and Clear Scraps. Her personal design challenge is to take products or techniques that would have her students saying "Huh?" and bring them to "Ah ha!"
See below for a description of the classes she will be teaching. Take one or take all three! Space is limited and we expect a quick sell-out so dont delay. Register today.
**UPDATE** The Copic 101 class has SOLD OUT. We will try to schedule another date as soon as we are able.

1:30pm - 3:30pm Cost $36 prima

Join Sally Lynn as she puts on her apron and presents this delectable delight - 2 hours of creating as many cards as you can possibly get done with gorgeous papers, lace, flowers, Glimmer Mist and the 'buffet of Prima goodness'...all laid out complete with crystals, leaves, buttons, ribbon, bling and flowers in every color you can crEATe with! An extra helping of coloring with Copic Markers will be offered. Enter to win a great PRIMA door prize!

5:00pm - 7:00pm Cost $36

Clear Paintables transparencies cut design time in half while enhancing the beauty of your layout. We will enhance the design further by color with Copic, using both the Sketch Markers and the Airbrush System and layer with loads of product from Prima to create a wintry layout that will contrast beautifully with the bold designs of the transparency overlay. Lots of chipboard, bling and my new favorite felt voila 'ribbon' and letters complete this dreamy snow themed layout. Enter to win a great PRIMA door prize!

2009 Bus Tour

2009 Scrapbook Store Bus Tour
Sunday, March 15th.

This extremely popular event works like this:
You come to your home store in the morning for a fine breakfast and receive your first giveaway of the day. You also enjoy product demonstrations and shopping at a store-wide 20% discount. Then you board a comfortable coach bus and head off for the next store on the tour, which includes three other fine Connecticut stores: Scrapbook Clubhouse, Wiggles and Giggles, and the New England Scrapbook Company. At each store you will receive a gift, see more demonstrations, enjoy a meal or a snack, and have a chance to win a prize as well as earn raffle tickets for the grand prize. Plus--you'll get a 20% off everything you buy. The price for the entire day, including transportation, meals, gifts, and BIG FUN, is only $60 - We've lowered the price to help make it easier in these tough economic times!

Registration begins Saturday, January 31st at 10:00am. You may register by phone or in person, however, keep in mind that we only have one phone line and it may be difficult to get through. Your fee is payable when you register and cannot be refunded unless we can fill your seat with someone from the waiting list. If you plan to attend with friends, we suggest one person registers all of you.

We hope you will join us for this fabulous adventure!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

7th anniversary Celebration

Can you believe it's been 7 years since The Inspiration Station opened its doors? Well it has, and since 7 is a lucky number we are planning a Lucky 7 Celebration this weekend!

Join us Sunday, January 25 for our Lucky 7 Celebration open house. We will have demonstrations, refreshments and prize drawings and of course savings opportunities.

We also would like to have you participate in our "Use your Stash Bingo". Go to our website and print off your Bingo Card. Create a card or layout that using products or techniques shown in the squares that form a Bingo. Bring it to our Open House on Sunday 1/25 and choose a prize from our Basket of goodies. It's a win-win. You get a layout completed, use up some of your stash and win a prize!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My first week of Project 365

Yeah!! I made it through the first complete week and did my layout. I still have no idea if I'll be getting the CK kit but at this point I will probably save it for next year if it does arrive. Becky Higgins was kind enough to post digital files of some of the kit components on her blog today, so if you are still on the fence about how to do this you can try using some of these.

I'm still not sure I like my "week of" card so I may end up changing that but at midnight last night I called it "done". Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Due to the icy weather today, Dawn's Scraps & More class scheduled for this evening is being postponed until next Wednesday, Jan. 14th- Good news for those of you who did not register - you still have time!!

There is still time to sign up for the 8x8 album class that begins tomorrow (Thursday 1/8/09 from 6-8:30pm). There will be a total of 4 classes held to complete an entire 8x8 album using beautiful Melissa Francis papers in rich colors like green, burgandy, brown, ivory and gold. During each class you will create 5 layouts. Each class costs $32. They will be held on the second Thursday of each month January - April. If you sign up and take all 4 classes you will receive a beautiful fabric album...FREE! The store is closed Wednesday, but be sure to call by NOON on Thursday if you would like to attend.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

2009 is off to a great start! We had a full house for our first-ever New Year's Day Crop and quite a few non-cropping customers too. The crop ladies were having such a great time they asked if they could come back tomorrow for our regular Fun Friday Crop and just leave their stuff. OK, why not? So if you are interested in coming to an unadvertised crop from 6pm-10pm- give us a call- we have a few seats available.

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow