Friday, July 27, 2012

New stuff arriving

A great new stamp board arrived from Darcie's.  Come check it out.

New Customs school supplies for EO Smith, Stafford High School and Tolland High School.  Not all items are pictured.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Loads of inspiration this week

Hello Everbody!

I wanted to stop in to let you know that this week (and next) will be loaded with inspiration for your crafty little brains.  Why? Two things, actually. First off, the annual Summer Craft & Hobby Assoc. show will be happening very soon in Chicago and that means Sneak Peeks from all the vendors. Secondly, we will be celebrating Christmas in July at the Station.

I am not sure, really, which Holiday is Donna's favorite; Halloween or Christmas.  But every year at this time she gets completely out of control with ideas, makes my head spin, and then runs off on vacation to Ocean City. It's that time again....  I am trying really hard to keep her in line, but seriously, it is a losing battle.  I think she scares Terry too because she just left on vacation!  So, forgive me if I am a little more distracted as usual but it really is a full time job to keep up with her!

Before she runs away she will be teaching a ton of fabulous classes- and I even have pictures of some of them!  So, in order of appearance, here they are:

Card Club July 10th & 17th
Beach Tray July 12th
Christmas cards  July 15  11 am  & July 19
Christmas Cards July 15 2pm
There will also be a third set of Christmas Cards on July 26th but I don't have those samples yet.

I will also be teaching a Christmas in July Layout (2 page Scrapbook Page) on Saturday, July 21st.  It is almost done and I will post a photo soon.

Now- for the new CHA releases....

There are so many!  They are being posted daily, in fact in some cases every few hours.  There is no way I can keep up with all of them but as something really strikes me I do link to it on the Facebook Page.  Please check there daily and comment on the things you like.  The more comments I get the easier it is for me to decide what to order.

I will be working on the newsletter tomorrow so until then; Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Christmas In July - Part 1

This is set 1 of the Christmas In July cards. This class will be Sunday, July 15th at 11am
This one is sure to sell out so call today to register!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Amazing Artwork

I would like to share with you something that makes me very happy.

A local artist, who is also a customer and friend of The Inspiration Station has given me permission to share a piece of her artwork with you. She is the ring-leader of a small group of artists whom she has named the Creative Journalist Society and inspires us every month with her amazing talent. Below is her creation for our June meeting; the theme was "The Inspiration Station".

Artwork by Jill Mordasky - All Rights Reserved.
This gorgeous watercolor sketch was created by the amazing and multi-talented, Jill Mordasky. Look closely at how she incorporated so many small details that she found in and around our store.  The first thing that caught my eye was our little squirrel out back (yes, you know how I see squirrels) with the caption "Come gather lots of ideas". I love all of the colors she used and how she added pieces of the store facade, the flower boxes and even the granite steps on the side of the building. But then look what she did. She sketched the padlock on one of our doors out back and wrote "Come inside to unlock your creativity and bring joy to your life..."  I love it!

Thank you, Jill, for allowing me to share this with my friends. I am so honored that you chose to be inspired by my little happy place!

To see more of Jill's work you can follow the link under the photo.  Her work is often on display at the Stafford Public Library and in various exhibits in the area.

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow