Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dance Layout from Sarah

Caylan Dance Recital

Hello everyone!  Last week, I shared a dance recital page for my younger daughter, Layla.  This week, I tackled my older daughter's dance picture.  I used many of the same products from Bo Bunny as I used last week with a different color scheme.  I love how nice and simple these pages ended up being.  Please check out the video for my process!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Please be sure to go check out the Inspiration Station store and get all of these products there.  Have a great day!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another great project from Sarah

 Layla Dance Recital

Hey everyone!  I am bringing you another dance page using products I received from the Inspiration Station store in Stafford Springs, CT.  I am on their design team and really enjoyed using these products to make a layout about my younger daughter's dance recital this year.  Our dance album is an 8.5x11 so this one went really quickly!  Please check out the video for my process!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  For more info on the Inspiration Station store, please check out the links below.  You can get all of these products at their store!  Have a great day!

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Special Guest - Ken Oliver - Watercolor Journal

Special Guest
Ken Oliver
Sunday, July 12th
1pm – 5pm

Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about watercolor techniques in this exciting class!  You’ll get hands on experience with Color Burst, one of the hottest new products on the market today!  This class is jam packed with techniques that you can easily use in card making, scrapbooking, and mixed media arts.  Most importantly, you’ll develop a good understanding of color theory and layering color with watercolors.  Everyone in the class will learn wet-on-wet painting techniques and will paint a painting of poppies.  It’s an exciting class that most students say is more of an experience.
 Sign up today as seating for this popular class is limited. 

Special Guest - Ken Oliver - Hometown Mini Album

Special Guest
Ken Oliver
Sunday, July 12th
9 am – 12pm

Create this wonderful mini album with Hometown papers from Ken Oliver inspired by Newburgh, Indiana. You will love the charm of yesteryear captured in the Hometown paper and this little vintage book is perfect for every occasion. The class includes lots of paper, you’ll have plenty of paper left over for other projects.  When you’re finished with this class, your wonderful little book will be ready for your own photos and memories!  It’s the first time this workshop has been offered in our area, so sign up now…seats are limited.    

Friday, June 05, 2015


Hello Everybody!

This is the last call to sign up for the amazing class from Karen Burniston  that is happening next Friday night.  Karen is flying in, so she needs to have a final total to make up all of the kits before she leaves home.  If you want to join this class, you MUST CALL by the close of business tomorrow (June 5th).

If you are unable to come to the class -Karen will be here in the afternoon on June 12 for afree demo from 3pm-5pm.  This is a great chance to see how her interactive dies work and get some tips for working with them.

Special Guest Instructor
Karen Burniston from Elizabeth Crafts Designs
Only 3 seats left
Friday June 12, 2015
6pm-8pm $35
CLASS DECRIPTION: Join Karen Burniston to make three interactive pop-up cards using Pop it Ups dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. You will make cards using the Adirondack Chair, Barn Pop Stand and Rectangle Pull Card dies. Learn all the tips and tricks for using these innovative wafer-thin dies to make impressive cards. You don't want to miss the chance to learn from the die designer herself, plus Karen comes with hundreds of display cards that you are welcome to photograph for inspiration. Everything will be pre-cut in the kits to keep the focus on learning how to assemble the pop-ups. Karen will demonstrate how the pieces were cut and you can also familiarize yourself with the dies by watching her videos. Blog: 
Please bring these tools to class:
A variety of adhesives - tape runner, fine tip liquid glue, pop dots, mini glue dots, Paper piercer
Optional: inks for inking edges. I show my cards "clean" but they will look great with ink.
Optional: markers or colored pencils for coloring the words on the greeting label.
Optional: smart phone or camera for taking photos of the hundreds of sample cards on display

Please note:  We have a no refund cancellation policy for guest instructors.  If you are unable to attend a class you have paid, for you may send a friend in your place or pick up a class kit (if available) after class.

See Below for Guests in July

Kristen has been busy making pop up graduation cards in the school colors of all of the area schools.  These are available for purchase.

She has also been putting together plans for Kids Kamp this summer so be on the lookout for information on that.


This Sunday- June 7 from 1pm-3pm
Learn how to use Elizabeth Crafts Designs peel-off stickers and glitters. Register TODAY!

Elizabeth Crafts Class
Sun., June 7

Beginner Zentangle
Sat., June 13   ****SOLD OUT****
10am - noon  
$35 includes all materials
        (We are looking to add another date soon)

Zentangle Beyond

Zentangle:  Beyond the Basics
Sat., June 13    
1pm- 3pm
$35 please bring your basics kit.

Learn the 6+ Tangle Enhancers to embellish, create flow and balance in your work. Working on various sized tiles and including the new Bijou tiles you will add flare to your Zentangle work by learning to integrate the most common tangle enhancers. In addition learn various shading techniques to create depth and perspective in your tangles. Bring your basics kit (Micron Black 01 and pencil). All other supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle basics class. $35.00 -2 hours

Dinner & Cards   
Friday, June 19  
$28 includes dinner.
A great night out with friends! Come and relax and learn new techniques. This month will feature Gelatos.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Join Sally Lynn for 3 remarkable workshops, guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing!

Water Colorations
June 20,     10am-noon      $28

In this informative hands-on workshop, we will explore Art Anthology's Colorations sprays and my line of Palettini rubber stamps from Technique Junkies to discuss how to mix colors and color theory while creating a beautiful, feminine 12×12 scrapbook layout or basis for an art journaling page. Using Prima printed watercolor paper as our backdrop, customize your embellishments and make it uniquely yours. Get watercolor confident and gain skills you can use on all your creative projects!

Floral Brushstrokes
June 20  1pm-3pm  $28

Using rubber stamps from my Palettini line from Technique Junkies and dimensional paints from Art Anthology's Velvet and Sorbet product lines, we will create three cards reminiscent of the impressionist painters. Create a Sunflower, Gerbera Daisy and Orchid greeting card, using texture tools and paints that are sure to make them a Gogh-to tool for your creativity!

Key to your Dreams
June 20    4pm - 6pm      $30

Imagination is the key to unlocking your dreams. Learn the key basics of unlocking your jewelry creativity with U/V resin to create near-instantly wearable jewelry pieces! Layer stamped images from my line of Palettini rubber stamps from Technique Junkies, charms and words in the slide bezel to suit your style. Decorate the bezel using a variety of mediums from Art Anthology. Learn basic jewelry-making skills, using jump rings, loop-making and assemble the completed necklace to wear out of class.


Special Guest:  Kathie DeLuca
Saturday, June 27th

Class Description:

Join Kathie as she walks you through step by step to create four beautiful, multi­dimensional cards. You will begin with stamped & embossed images from Tim Holtz's  Nautical Blueprints stamp set, and then learn some water-coloring techniques using Distress Stains to bring these stamped images to life. Once you have water­colored the images you will mount them on card bases along with Authentique's Seaside collection of amazing papers to create these mini works of art. This class is for any level card maker.

Class Description:
During this class Kathie will show you how to create a masterboard.  You are the master artist of this one of a kind masterpiece!  The cool thing about this process is that we will explore several mixed media techniques such as embossing, the use of Decofoil, and then explore the use of stencils using several different mediums.  We will use this masterboard to create several greeting cards, however, the process itself can be used in art journaling pages as well.

This class will be presented in a step by step process and is designed for the beginner or the experienced mixed media artist.  Join Kathie for this exciting class!

Class registration can be made in person or by calling (860) 684-2641

All classes must be pre-paid at the time of registration.
Your spot is not held until payment is received.
Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of class time.   

Monday, June 01, 2015

Color Burst By Ken Oliver Crafts

I wanted to take a minute to share this video by Ken Oliver to give you a few ideas of what to do with Color Burst.  This is only the beginning!  Once you start playing, you'll find so many other uses for it.

Want to learn more?  Ken will be at The Inspiration Station on July 12th teaching a couple of classes!  We'll have more information shortly.

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow