Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Busy weeks coming up

Please note that we will be CLOSED on Labor Day.

I will be away for the week on vacation and when I get back I plan to torture the girls by making them do a physical inventory of the store.  So if you love them (and I know you do) you will help them out by coming in prior to Sept 10th and buying lots of stuff so they don't have to count it.  And just in case your thinking, "what's in it for me?"; I am going to entice you with the following sale effective Tues, Sept 4 through Sun, Sept 10:

  • All Pattern Paper - Buy 2 get one Free *
  • All Magnolia stamps - 30% Off
  • All Little Yellow Bicycle Embellishments - 25% Off 
  • All Radiant Rain sprays - 25% Off  
  • All Unibind Products - 20% Off
My new house is also just about ready!  They will be finishing the hardwood floors while we are away and it will be ready to move into when we get back!

Also in the works for spring is a weekend scrapbook retreat.  I have wanted to do this for so many years but just have not had the time to do the planning.  I have found a woman who is very experienced in retreat planning to handle the arrangements for us and as soon as I have more details I will share them with you.  It's going to be so much fun!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Upcoming events

Hello Everyone!
I’m finally taking a few moments to update my sad and lonely blog.  I really don’t know how some people manage to keep their blogs updated with interesting and fresh ideas on a daily basis. It’s just so hard to get myself to stop moving long enough to do it.  Anyway…

Yesterday was our Summer Camp Bus Tour.  This was the first year we were involved in this particular tour.  Our campers had a fabulous time visiting the stores and doing make and takes, even though it was a long day.  In the end, we were all very happy and very tired.  Several ladies came back and asked us to sign them up for the next trip.  Whoa, ladies!!!  Let me get rested from this one first!  I’m sure we will be back to our normal Spring Bus Tour sometime in April of 2013, but it is far too early to know specifics.

In the meantime, I still need to sell my house…  This whole thing about staging the house and having showings without any offers is really getting old.  I want to get my stuff out of the boxes and closets it’s hiding in so I can play!  The new house will be ready about the first of September so I can start moving stuff in there when we get back from vacation.  Vacation?  What’s that?  We haven’t taken a vacation since 2007!  Oh the joys of having our own business!  But yes, my husband and I will be going on a cruise to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia - Our first vacation without kids since 1998.  When we get back, we will be moving. 

At the store, Terry and Donna will be keeping things running (smoothly, I hope).  We have a LOT of great classes scheduled in September including Zentangle Basics, Christmas Cards, and our very special guest, Suzanne Dean.  If you have never taken a class with Suzanne you are in for a treat.  She is a phenomenal instructor and one of the best teachers for Copic Markers I have ever met.  This will be her only Connecticut appearance for this year, so go to her website to register NOW.  Seriously.  You don’t want to miss her.  She’s THAT good.

In October, We have the fabulous Cheryl Mezzetti coming back to The Inspiration Station on the 27th.  We are still waiting on details for which projects she will teach but we do know there will be two classes.  Mark your calendar now so you can be sure to make it.

We are also making plans for an all-day Halloween Crop on October 20th.  Twelve hours of crop time that will be Spooktacular!  My Pinterest account has been working overtime with ideas, this is going to be so much fun! Call the store to sign up right away because space is limited.

Also in the works…another visit from our friend, Ken Oliver!  In case you didn’t know, Ken is now working for Spellbinders and has been traveling around the country as their education coordinator as well as working on their design team.  It looks like he may be visiting us sometime in October.  We’ll keep you posted.

Ok, that’s enough for now.  I need to save something for a future post, right?  Have a great day!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Free Demo this Sunday

Make plans now to attend our FREE product Demonstration on Sunday, Aug 19th (Yes, this Sunday) from 11am -1pm. Karyn will be here showing ways to combine the amazing Cover a Card background stamps from Impression Obsession, Inc.
Everyone who visits during the demo will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Cover a card stamp!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

12 more days...

Only 12 more days...
The bus will be rolling on Aug 19th loaded with campers who want to have fun. We'll have your bags packed, activities planned and food prepared. I even have a special surprise for our Happy Campers. Call or come in to sign up yourself and you friends (because it's always more fun with friends!). Oh, did I mention prizes... yeah, we got those too! Our friends at Right at Home Scrapbooking and Papercraft Clubhouse are getting ready to welcome you.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

15 days

And the countdown is on...

15 days until the Summer Camp Bus Tour!  We've got so much fun planned. I am putting together VERY special goodie bags for the ladies on our bus.  Would you like one?  All you have to do is register and get on the bus.

In additional to all of the wonderful gifts you will be receiving at the other stores, and the discounted shopping, and the food and prizes; everyone who registers with The Inspiration Station will be entered into a prize drawing for a gift basket worth $100! (this is a much smaller group than our usual bus tour so your chances are even better!)  So much goodness going on - it it could be yours! But only if you GET ON THE BUS!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Crazy. Insane. Out of control.

Look!  My cabinets are going in!
Crazy. Insane. Out of control.  That's how you can describe my life this month! For those who don't know; I am building a new home.  We are almost done.  Yippee Skippee for that!  However, that means that in additional to all of the fun and wonderful things we have going on at the Station, I am continually "on-call" for the contractors and the real estate agent who is trying to sell my house. So please be patient with me if updates are not quite on time (or correct as is the case with the Mixed media class info in last week's newsletter!) I have also been in meetings with lots of Manufacturer Reps ordering new product for Fall and the Holidays.  Things are already arriving from CHA- just don't ask me what, because I honestly don't have a clue! I do know that a lot of paper has been moved to clearance in anticipation of the new lines, so you may want to come in and grab what you can from the 4 for $1 bin.

Important!!!  If you need information about anything, PLEASE call the store!  If you email me I may or may not get it in a timely fashion.  The girls at the store know as much as I do, probably more these days, and can answer your questions, sign you up for classes and take orders for any of the new goodies that may be coming in. As much as I love talking to you all personally, I am just not around much these days and even when I am, that doesn't mean my brain is working!!  I hope to get my brain back sometime in mid September after a much needed vacation.

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