Saturday, January 13, 2018

Taking Time to Celebrate!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

This weekend is a special milestone at Scrap-A-Latte -- the third year anniversary.  So let me begin by simply saying thank you to everyone who shares my love for this amazing hobby and for your support of Scrap-A-Latte through these past few years. Running a small business is "a latte" work, but you all help make it fun and fulfilling as we share our life's journeys (and capture many of 'em in our scrapbook projects!).

We're cropping the weekend away. But if you weren't able to make the crop, come on down to take advantage of lots of anniversary sales today and tomorrow only!  Of course, there are snacks and coffee too as part of the celebration.

Looking forward to a terrific 2018 together!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Stockings Are All Hung...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

By now you've likely got all your decorating done, baking under control, and just some last minute gifts to pick up or wrap. So hope you have a chance to sleep in a bit on this rainy Saturday morning.  Hey, it could be snow so enjoy the sound of the raindrops on the window while you can!

Today's the last chance to stop by -- or to hint for your loved ones to stop by -- to pick up Scrap-A-Latte gift cards. The shop will be open until 6 pm today and then closed Sunday and Monday to enjoy some much needed family time.

I wanted to take this opportunity to just thank everyone who has been so supportive throughout the year. I know you have other shopping options out there. But I believe what sets small shops like Scrap-A-Latte apart from the others is the care, friendships and personal support that is offered. So thank you again for choosing to shop at Scrap-A-Latte.

Wishing you an yours a wonderful Christmas holiday. And for goodness sake, while you'r snapping pictures during the holidays, make sure you're in some of them too!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

What a Sweet Day!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Had a nice afternoon at this year's 3rd annual Scrap-A-Latte Christmas Cookie Exchange.  We munched, chatted, tasted and even played musical chairs!  So nice to take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle to share fun times!  Thanks to all who made the afternoon so special!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

It's Not Always So Easy ...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

It has been a little while since the last Scrap-A-Latte video production ... and sometimes, admittedly, it is a production. It's not something we usually get in one take. Now it's not because of the talent in front of the camera (ha!), but my camera person sometimes just can't stay composed ... as you'll see.

Enjoy ... and be sure you're dropping plenty of hints to your significant others about how much you're hoping to find a little Scrap-A-Latte gift card in your holiday stockings!

And now for the finished production ...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Well we've been pretty lucky so far with the weather, but sounds like winter's going make its first appearance this weekend with about 2-4 inches of snow. That is sure to inspire the weekend croppers to do some winter layouts!

Been making up lots of cute gift card holders that are perfect for those stocking stuffers!  Come by and pick up some (just $2 each) for gift cards from your favorite stores -- or even gift certificates from Scrap-A-Latte!  You can even use these for other small gifts or holiday messages to your friends and family. There is a Santa, Elf and Plaid/Evergreen versions.

This month's Julie Nutting Tag class is all about those winter wishes.  Can't you picture this as an embellishment on a winter layout?  Interested in the class, call the store at 631.482.9190 to sign up.

Enjoy the weekend, stay warm and cozy, and find some creative time!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Gearing Up for Small Business Saturday

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, with all my "kids" (and their kids) too! We broke from our traditional trip to Pennsylvania since my parents needed to take a time out from such a big shindig. And while we certainly missed spending time with my Mother and Father, we had just a great day together.  And then it was great hearing from so many friends on Facebook and seeing all the fun times they were sharing with those they love too.

Even though the store's closed today, Nick and I are at the store getting it all ready for the holiday ... and Small Business Saturday!  There's a No Frills crop tomorrow too, but here's what I'm planning.

So for those who come by on Small Business Saturday, you'll enjoy some terrific specials.  If you buy one type of item, you'll get 10% off.  Buy two of that same item and you'll get 20% off.  Buy three of that same item and get 30% off.  So for example, if you buy one stencil, you'll get 10% off; buy two stencils and get 20% off; buy three or more stencils and get 30% off.  Another example is if you buy one patterned paper, get 10% off, two patterned papers get 20% off and three or more patterned papers get 30% off.  Nice and easy!  Please note that these specials cannot be combined with any other store discount programs.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.  And please know that your support is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Giving Thanks

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

It's easy to get swept up in our day-to-day responsibilities and forget to take time to just be grateful for the many wonderful things in our lives. So as Thanksgiving approaches, it's a gentle reminder to slow down and reflect on all the goodness touching our lives daily ... good health, friends, family, homes, and so much more. Thank you also for the continued support of Scrap-A-Latte. It's a pleasure to share so many good times together as you create and capture your family's memories for future generations.

As a reminder, the store will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Nov. 22-24) for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Looking forward to seeing those signed up for the Saturday crop, and also anyone wanting to enjoy the Small Business Saturday sales! While the store normally opens at 10 a.m., on Saturday the 25th, opening time is at 8 a.m.!  And those who stop in that day will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win some fun prize bags.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!