Saturday, March 16, 2019

Did You Hear the News...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

I've had the pleasure of knowing Joey Otlo for many years, and you'll never meet a nicer person.  So I'm doubly excited to share that Joey, is coming to teach three amazing workshops on Saturday, June 1st.

Joey joined the PhotoPlay family last summer and has since been incredibly busy as their Director of Sales. She'll be using the latest products and paper collections from PhotoPlay (one of my favorite companies)!

She's got a project for everyone ... from scrapbook layouts, to cards, to a travel folio. Registration's now open so please call me at the shop if you'd like to sign up for any or all of these awesome projects!

Workshop #1
10 a.m. to 12:30 pm
Saturday, June 1st

In the first class, you'll make not one, but two double-page layouts for those special Disney memories. You're going to love this A Day at the Park collection for sure!

Workshop #2 
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, June 1st

In this class, you'll make a card storage box as well as five greeting cards (with envelopes). You'll be using the beautiful Belle Fleur collection.

Workshop #3
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 1st

In this final workshop of the day with Joey, you'll make a beautiful interactive folio using the Here and There collection and more. What a great way to capture your vacation memories to share with friends and family.

If you register for two of Joey's workshops, save $3.  If you register for three of Joey's workshops, save $5. Please note that workshop fees for guest teachers are non-refundable and due at the time of registration.

June will be here before you know it so don't delay if you'd like to sign up. I'm so looking forward to sharing an amazing day with you all and Joey in the near future!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

You've Been Framed!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

It was a fun time at Scrap-A-Latte today with the introduction of a new monthly class that I'm calling You've Been Framed. In this first class, we made adorable St. Patrick's themed frames using the Elizabeth Craft die.

Each month will feature another project ... some of which may be a frame project, and some of which will be a new twist to the frame itself.

Thanks to all who came out for this first-time class!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Gettin' Scrappy

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a nice weekend!  And today, being a bit rainy and dreary, was perfect for some creative time together.

The weekend kicked off with "Scrappy Hour," with kits set up at tables all throughout the shop. Folks who participated were able to pick a project to make, then when they finished, they picked another project, until they ran outta gas.

Today, was Outside the Box (Dawn was crowned the queen of cheesecloth - ha!).  The morning class was then followed by Monthly Memories with Renee.

Love all the finished projects, but more important were the laughs and good times we shared.  Until next time!

Scrappy Hour Memories - February 23, 2019

Outside the Box - February 24, 2019

Renee Rounds Out Double-Header Sunday with
Monthly Memories - February 24

Monday, February 18, 2019

Change ... It's a Good Thing!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Everyone deals with change differently. For me, I need to think, ponder, and think some more before really and truly committing to change. My good friend, however, jumps right in with a whole other way of approaching change; she figures it's not permanent so if ya don't like it, you can usually change it back. So that was my weekend... moving things around at the shop. And I mean REALLY re-arranging!

What I learned was that in the upheaval, it is usually worse before it gets better. But in the end, I love the outcome! The shop is really transformed and it's so darned cute.  It's so great to have a dedicated area for the Foundations Decor products ... if you haven't jumped in on this, what are you waiting for! It's also nice to have made even more room for my favorite ... scrapbook papers and embellishments. And, yes, even stamps!  Concord & 9th has hit the shelves, Heffy Doodle is on the way, and Ink Road will soon follow!

So lesson learned ... there's always room for improvement, and don't be afraid of change. For me, I'm going to find the balance between a bit of pondering before I just "go for it" and then enjoy!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Love Is In the Air

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

OK, where the heck did the month of January fly off too?  It went by so quickly, and here we are on the first day of February. That can only mean Valentine's Day is just 'round the corner.

We're making this fun mini album that's all about those you hold dear.  What a great gift to yourself or others! What you can't tell from this picture is that it unfolds and unfolds and unfolds to hold 10+ photos and even a pocket for a gift card!

Call the shop at 631.482.9190 if you're interested in registering for the in-person class.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Next Up - New Say It With Cheese 4 Album!

Hi Disney Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

I'm so excited to be offering a new Simple Stories snap album class that's all about Disney!  It features their new Say Cheese 4 line and it will hold lots of your Disney memories in a beautiful album. Space is limited so if this is something that you really want to do, don't delay! Call me at the shop (631.482.9190) to pay a $25 deposit to secure your spot in the class!

Say Cheese 4 Album Class
1 pm, Sunday, March 10th
Cost: $53

Monday, January 21, 2019

Creativation 2019 - Day 1 and Head is Spinning!!

Greetings from the closing day of the 2019 Creativation trade show in Phoenix!  So many amazing new products from familiar manufacturers and some that will even be new to Scrap-A-Latte.  Hopefully you are following my Facebook pages -- both my personal one and the Scrap-A-Latte page, because I have been a posting fiend these past couple of days.  Here are just some of the great creative folks we shared the time with.

P.S.  Oh, my aching feet!  We covered lots of miles and can't wait to see the new products arrive during the next several months!

PhotoPlay Paper (Jody, Joey & Becky Fleck)

Graphic 45 (Charee)

Bella Blvd. (Stephanie)

Authentique (Bret, Sam and our "prom" picture)

Angie's Favorite Art Journal Artist (Vicky P. -- and Nina from Waffle Flower)

King of All Distress and a favorite "maker" (Tim Holtz)

Catherine Pooler (I spoke with her for 15 minutes before realizing it was THE Ms. Pooler!)

Foundations Decor (KC & Steve)

Gina K

Even happened upon a taping of an interview including Jennifer McGuire...

Pebbles Designer (Jen Hadfield)

Simple Stories (Layle)

Pink Paislee (Paige Evans)

Misti Team

Ms. Heffy Doodle 

Ms. Ink Road

Ken Oliver (live from The Crafter's Workshop with Jaime)

There were many more talented folks ... but these were the ones I was able to catch up to for photos in between placing orders for Scrap-A-Latte!  What a whoosh of a few days!