Saturday, May 30, 2009

Magenta Cat of the Month Stamps

The June Cat of the Month from Magenta Rubber Stamps is Gaya. She is totally adorable and she is in stock.

In case you missed it, we also have the May Cat of the Month, Pasha available.

Remember: The Cat of the Month stamps are a Limited release. They will only be available for one year from the release date. After that they will be retired. The program started with March 2009 and if you missed any we can special order them for you - just ask!

Friday, May 29, 2009

D - day

Today is "D - day". Drop off day. If you have signed up to sell items at our Customer Tag Sale today is the day to drop off all of your marked goodies. If you can't make it in today, we will accept items tomorrow, however, we have a lot of work to do to organize everything before Sunday morning so we appreciate the earlier the better.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Passport reminder

Just a reminder that sign ups are underway for the 2009 Summer Passport. You must sign up before June 21 (Father's Day). We are ordering custom made albums for each participant and we need to know the exact number in order to prepare them. We are also making the page kits from scratch which takes a bit of time. In order to have everything ready for you on day one we have to cut off sign ups by June 21.

This is going to be a whole lotta fun and you don't want to miss it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tag Sale This Sunday

Get ready to shop 'til you drop! We have more than 15 craft addicts who are cleaning out their supplies and selling them at ridiculously low prices - This Sunday at our Customer Tag Sale.

What kind of deals can you find?

Papers, stickers, rubberstamps, tools, trimmers, die cut systems and more!

The weather is supposed to be nice so we will have the tents set up out in the back lot so we can spread out. We have even gone through some of our own overstock and marked stuff down to get it out.

Get here early for best selection ( just NOT before 11am!)
At 4:00pm we will pack everything up and it is over so don't miss it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Tim Holtz video

Our friend Tim has done it once again! He posted a new technique video on his blog this morning that you have to check out. In case you're wondering... Yes, we sell all of the supplies at The Inspiration Station including those stamps!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Basic Grey

Basic Grey unveiled 2 new lines this morning; Lemonade and June Bug. I've already placed my order and will let you all know when it arrives.

Here's a peek at Lemonade:

And June Bug:

Monday, May 18, 2009

I live in a feral cat colony...

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know that we live on a farm surrounded by other farms and I swear the neighbors are breeding the feral cats. Since September I have trapped, neutered and vaccinated 5 kitties. This weekend 3 more appeared. They are all from the same gene pool, I'm sure, since they all look alike. Our companions is dropping off the traps again this afternoon so hopefully I can catch these as well. Two look very young and the third is a bit older, could be the Mama. I'll try to get a few pics up later today.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Donna's classes

We finally got a couple of samples from Donna for her upcoming classes.

This beautiful frame is the May Project of the month which will be held Tuesday, May 26 in both the morning and the evening.

This card is just one example of the cards you'll be making if you join her for Christmas in July. There are three classes for the cards ( all classes make the same projects) and you will receive the Magenta stamp with your class.

New Ranger Alcohol Ink Colors

Tim Holtz has done it again. There are 24 new colors of Alcohol Ink in Light & Brights to coordinate with the existing colors. Our displays of open stock arrived on Thursday along with a bunch of new Memory Glass products.


Cloudy Blue
Cool Peri
Lake Mist
Peach Bellini
Pink Sherbet
Shell Pink


Sailboat Blue
Purple Twilight
Sunshine Yellow
Sunset Orange
Mountain Rose

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all Mother's a very happy day! The sun is shining, the birds are singing... Life is Good.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Sale Alert!

This sale will be announced in our weekly email on Wednesday, but loyal blog readers are getting advanced notice!

25% Off All Basic Grey including Paper Collections!
(Saturday, May 9 - Wednesday May 20)

We have a ton of inventory from Basic Grey and we need to free up some space for new lines coming in next week.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Registration begins Monday

The registration for our 2009 Summer Passport Event will be open from Mother's Day (May 10) until Father's Day (June 21). The Inspiration Station will be closed on Mother's Day so you can begin registration on Monday May 11 at those stores.

We are all busy at work creating the pages for the custom made 6 x6 tabbed chipboard album that is included with your purchase of the Passport. I hope to get some photos up soon. Meantime here is a sneak peak at what we have planned.

The album is designed to hold the pages from all 9 stores. If you are unable to visit all nine, don't worry. All of the stores will carry the papers used in the project, so you can pick up the colors you are missing and make your own pages to fill in.

We have also designed the album to open from the bottom to be displayed on the optional acrylic stand. However, it is easy enough to turn the pages before adhering them down to create a traditional side opening album if you prefer.

As for your shopping experience... all 9 stores are stocking up on new and exciting products! I can assure you that even if you go to all 9 stores, you will find something different at each one! That is one of the great things about independent stores vs. chain stores;
each store has it's own unique style and product mix.

We are looking forward to a summer filled with new friends.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Martha Stewart Branch Punches

Martha Stewart Branch Punches are FINALLY back in stock. They sold out before Christmas and we have been trying ever since to get them back. They finally arrived Monday.

Our Monthly store kits came out over the weekend and this month's is especially pretty. If you have picked yours up yet you'd better hurry before they're gone. We also made way too many page kits for National Scrapbook Day so we are putting the extras out for sale as well.

If you liked the "Mom" chipboard book that Donna did last week, we have extra chipboard books available. You still have time to make one up for your Mom this weekend!

Donna will be teaching Christmas in July again this year and many of the spots in the classes have already filled. If you have a group of 5 or more and would like to schedule your own class, give us a call. This class will include a stamp and we need to order enough for everyone so please schedule early.

Monday, May 04, 2009

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) is a day for SAMHSA and the initiatives and communities it supports to promote positive youth development, resilience, recovery, and the transformation of mental health services delivery for children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families. Awareness Day raises awareness of effective programs for children's mental health needs; demonstrates how children's mental health initiatives promote positive youth development, recovery, and resilience; and shows how children with mental health needs thrive in their communities.

The theme for this year's national event is Thriving in the Community, with a special emphasis on how high school youth who receive the services they need are more likely to have positive outcomes, such as better grades, and less likely to have negative outcomes, such as involvement with the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

For more information visit: NAMI Child & Teen Support

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