Friday, June 26, 2009

Coming Soon

New Graphic 45.
They posted a sneak peak on their blog this morning! See it here.
I am already in love with the Christmas line.

FYI- We will be open on Friday, July 3rd but CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th.
Friday is the legal holiday but we will be celebrating with our families on Saturday. Plan to visit on Friday and see all of the new products. I have a couple of shipment notices that have told me what special things are coming next week...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Spaces available in Thursday class

For those of you who may have missed the June Card Club class, there is still space available in the class on Thursday, June 25 from 6pm- 8pm. Cost of the class is $28 and includes the cute little Changito Scuba stamp you see used here. Call to sign up (860) 684-2641.

Friday, June 12, 2009

FREE Online Photo Editing Class

Jessica Sprague is offering a FREE Online class beginning July 6th. I have taken classes from her in the past and they are awesome. You will learn so much and you can't beat the price!

Go Here to check it out.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Anyone looking for a kitten?

I was given the care of three little kitties this week and as you know, we have way too many here as it is. I am looking for good homes for them. The orange one may be spoken for, I'll know on Thursday. Please email me if you are interested.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

So much going on

I have fallen behind with my posting and even missed this past weeks newsletter because we have had so much going on, it's hard to keep up. Let's see if I can cover everything in one blog post.

First of all, last weekend was our spring Customer Tag Sale and oh my goodness, we were mobbed! We had a ton of great stuff brought in to sell and had a huge group of people waiting in the parking lot for 11:00. Once they started shopping we didn't even have time to take potty breaks - it was a non-stop line of people at both registers until about 1:30. By then, we were almost totally wiped out! Normally, we start packing up the outside about 3:30 - but this time, there was almost nothing left outside by 2:00 so we packed up and brought it in and even got the tents down (before it started raining). By the end of the day there was very little to return to the vendors. Most just told us to donate it. We donated everything that was left over to the West Stafford Fire Dept. They are having a fundraising crop on June 13 and will be using the items as gifts and raffle prizes.

The ladies who participated in the Tag Sale were all VERY pleased with the amount of store credit they received with many of them taking home a hundred dollars or more (the big winner had more than $350)! Our next Tag Sale will be September 13th so start planning now.

Then yesterday was the first of two Fiskars Birthday Crops.

This year marks the 360th birthday of Fiskars products! To celebrate lead Fiskateer, Kelly Jo, arranged a birthday crop here at The Inspiration Station. We didn't even have time to advertise it. Kelly Jo gave the date to 2008 Fiskateer of the Year, Laura Casey, and within hours it had sold out! So we added another crop on June 20 which also sold out very quickly.

Kelly Jo brought a ton of great Fiskars products as gifts for the ladies and Laura surprised us all with a special gift. She contacted the First Selectman of Stafford, Allen Bacchiochi, and he officially proclaimed June 6, 2009 as Fiskars Day in Stafford Springs. It was a bit short notice so the official proclamation will be coming in the mail and we will proudly hang it in the store.

This is such a fun group of ladies! I can't wait until the next one on June 20th. Even though the crop is sold out, you can still come by the store that day and meet Kelly Jo and Laura. The Fiskateers are all so wonderful and they love sharing the Fiska-love.

Monday, June 01, 2009

New products

Lots of new products are pouring in again. Below is a sneak peek at a project I am working on with the new Travel line from Little Yellow Bicycle.

We also received a big shipment of Prima flowers; a re-stock of stamps from Pink Cat Studio and the new Bo Bunny Popsicle line.

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow