Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Fun!

The Inspiration Station
June 13, 2014
Welcome to The Inspiration Station

Dear Debra,
We have several new subscribers this week so I would like to welcome you all to our newsletter.  The Inspiration Station has been serving Connecticut's papercrafters for more than 12 years and we enjoy meeting all of the new people who visit us.
 I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our two Graduates here at The Inspiration Station.  Terry's son, Alex, graduated from 8th grade last night; and our wonderful Saturday girl, Kristen, will be graduating from high school next week!  Please join me in wishing them continued success as they move on to the next step in their education. 
It's hard to believe that summer is at hand, and in New England you just never know what that means.  What it means for many is a bit more free time and a less rigid schedule.  We hope if your schedule allows, you will plan to visit or take one of our awesome classes!

Speaking of summer schedules - I want to let you know that we will be having summer hours during the month of August.  I know it's a ways away, but often times we have people who travel and I want to give you a "heads up".

During the month of August ONLY - we will be closed on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. It is typically very slow in that month and closing will allow us to have some work done on the store.  Our big project is painting the front of the store and that will take some time and require ladders and scaffolding out front so we are going to take advantage of the closed days for that. We are looking forward to the "facelift"!  Our open hours for August will be: Thurs-Fri 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday noon-4pm.

Summertime also means "Christmas in July" which is always a big day.  This year, Donna will be hold those classes on Sunday, July 20th.  The first class (noon-2pm) will be assorted Christmas cards, the second class (3pm-5pm) will be some type of Christmas project, we'll have more details soon.  I recommend you sign up early to avoid being left out.  These classes always fill quickly, many times before the samples are even posted. Payment is required at the time of sign up.

Oh, and did I mention - We are also working through our papers and stamps and clearing out many older designs in order to make room for the new that will be arriving!  As always, we continue to bring in new products weekly to inspire you.
Upcoming Classes  
Patriotic Altered Clock   
June 17  10am - noon
You asked for a clock for each season so here it is.  A great display piece for 4th of July and the entire summer. 

Sailboat Canvas
Thurs. June 19th
 Artist Trading Block of the month. 
Each month we
will have a different theme. To create the blocks, we will use the brand new Sizzix dies.....we have them in four different sizes! June's block features techniques from Wendy Vecchi!
Tues., June 17
Bring your basic class kit including a heat gun! Please feel free to bring personal items to add to your block!  

 Advanced Copic - Hair & Faces 
 Pre-requisite - Basic Copics
Saturday, June 21 
10am-noon $28
Advanced Copic - Coloring Fur & Texture
Pre-requisite - Basic Copics
Saturday, June 21 
1pm-3pm $28 

Mixed Media Playground  
Tuesday June, 24*
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
Come and play on the mixed media playground with Donna.  Each month, you'll learn new techniques to add interest to your art journal or other papercraft project.
*Normally held on Thursday, but we are switching it up this month.
Christmas Cards  
Thursday, June 26*
10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
*Normally held on Tuesday, but we are switching it up this month.

Collection of Cards   
Tues. July 1
10am-noon or 6pm - 8pm
Here are 2 of the four cards you'll make in class with Donna.

Zentangle Basics  *SOLD OUT* Next class Aug. 2nd
 Saturday, June 13, 2014
 10am-noon $35 
includes all materials Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.We invite you to explore and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.   
Dr. Seuss' Garden  Saturday, June 14 
$35* (additional supplies required)
 No Experience necessary  

Advanced Zentangle 
Organic Ocean
July 12
10am - noon
$35  Pre-requisite: Zentangle Basics


Class registration can be made in person or by calling (860) 684-2641
(Please do not call or text the instructor personally)

All classes must be pre-paid at the time of registration.
Your spot is not held until payment is received.

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for 2014
CLOSED July 4th 
 Monday CLOSED 
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
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Pocket Scrapbooking 

If you are interested in learning about the hot new pocket scrapbooking trend, call and ask about our Project Life Meet up group that gets together one Saturday a month.  We are a loud but friendly bunch and we love to share our ideas!

Next meeting: 
Saturday, June 28th
But you MUST Pre-register
Open Crop/Craft Days
Bring everything you need to crop/craft in our classroom
Noon - 4pm.  We have people scrapping, stamping and creating mail art! $5 registration fee payable at sign up will be applied to your $20 purchase during the crop.So it's like cropping for FREE!
Please pre-register to reserve your seat.

Coffee & Craft Day
11am- 4pm  
$5 in advance, $7 walk-in fee.  Purchase $25 in merchandise while you are here and get a $5 coupon to use on your next visit.
Debby Riendeau
The Inspiration Station

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