Friday, August 17, 2018

Look Who's Coming to Scrap-A-Latte!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends!  

I'm thrilled to share that the fun and oh-so-talented mixed media artist, Ken Oliver, will be coming to Scrap-A-Latte to teach four workshops in early October. During his visit, workshop participants will not only learn so many wonderful tips and techniques from Ken, but they'll also enjoy discounts on Ken's products that will be on hand at the shop! 

Registration is open, so please call the shop at 631.482.9190 to sign up. 

Hip to Be Square
6:00 pm, Friday, October 5 / $55

During this two-hour class, you'll learn stenciling techniques with brushes to create six extra-large European style cards. Students only need to bring a roll of paper towels and a heat tool. Renee will have some heat tools for you to use, but you may wish to bring your own as well.

10 am, Saturday, October 6 / $55

During this three-hour technique workshop, learn how to use the new Color Burst Inks with stencils, stamps and stencil brushes to create up to 50 technique tags. Techniques include laying inks, using water to create dimension and texture with inks, as well as stenciling and stamping techniques. This is a fun, fast paced workshop suitable for students of all skill levels. All the student needs to bring is a roll of paper towels.

Emboss Like a Boss
2 pm, Saturday, October 6 / $60

During this three-hour class, create four 5x7 tags with Kraft Tex, Color Burst and Water Media Paper. Learn new techniques that focus on embossed resist, stamping, stenciling and coloring with Color Burst and Inks. Students only need to bring a roll of paper towels and a heat tool. Renee will have some heat tools for you to use, but you may wish to bring your own as well.

Georgia O'Keefe Inspired Watercolor Poppy Painting
10 am, Sunday, October 7 / $60

During this three-hour class, create one 12x12 framed watercolor poppy painting inspired by artist, Georgia O'Keefe. You'll learn about value, shading to create three dimensional art, composition and color. This is a very exciting class that's suitable for all ages and skill levels. All you need to bring is a roll of paper towels.

Please note that workshop fees are payable at the time of registration and are non-refundable. Please note that workshops with special guest teachers are not eligible for inclusion on your Scrap-A-Latte Class Card.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ...

Happy Soggy Saturday Morning from Long Island!

Into each life a little rain must fall, but as the skies clear, you're going to wanna stop by Scrap-A-Latte today for a little fun with fellow paper crafty friends. 

If you Follow the Scrap-A-Latte Facebook page, you've seen my attempts at some fun little limericks about today's 'Here's the Scoop' day at the shop. Even John G. got into the spirit and was inspired to share his own limerick -- nice job JG!

Renee's Scrap-A-Latte is really neat.
And the ice cream social will be oh so sweet.
Now come on in and have some fun.
Even it's rainy and there is no sun!

Come on in anytime between 11 am and 4 pm today only (Sat. August 4) and join me in making a fun little ice-cream themed layout and/or card for nominal material fees. Enjoy a scoop of ice cream goodness on me! It's always fun to see friends sharing good times together so don't miss out.  

Hope to see you later!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends & happy weekend!

Oops, the time got away from me and I just haven't had a chance to blog. Truth is, I had so much fun celebrating my birthday throughout the month of July!

So let's hit the reset button and get updated!

You all know I'm a huge fan of Kiwi Lane Designs, so I'm happy to share that it's gotten even easier to shop for their amazing templates and scrapbook, pocket page and card kits, and more. Just visit my Kiwi Lane site -- which you can access to the right on the blog site or directly from the "Shop Now" button located at the top of the Scrap-A-Latte Facebook page. 

Oh, and I'm also excited to share that Kiwi Lane is introducing new products coming August 1. They've been doing ... and continue to do ... sneak peeks this week and into next. 

Here's the Kiwi Lane wish list of new products and pictures of just some of the upcoming releases. There are borders, accessories, tiny accessories, layout, pocket page and card kits.  Love 'em!

Happy creating!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mermaids Galore!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a gorgeous Father's Day weekend it's going to be here on Long Island. It got kicked off at Scrap-A-Latte with a fun and shimmery Julie Nutting mermaid tag.

It's always fun to provide some guidance, but then let folks let their creativity flow ... and everyone's projects turn out to be their own unique creations that are reflections of them.

Thanks to everyone who came out today to share the class together ... and for those who registered but couldn't stop by today, your kits are ready to pick up at your convenience.

To all the Dads and Grand-dads out there, may you have a wonderful day tomorrow with those who hold you close to their hearts.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

AJ Anyone?

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a way to kick off June ... with a Fab Friday night of art journaling!  The jumping off point was a "memories" project inspired by one of our favorite artists, Vicky Papaioannou. What is awesome about this class is how every one added their own touches!

That's what it's all about right ... using the class to help jump start the creativity, but then doing what you love to make it your own! And having fun chatting, laughing and maybe even getting lost in the process along the way!

Check out the calendars posted to the right ... there are classes of all types so there's sure to be something for everyone -- from scrapbooking to card making to mixed media fun.

Hope to see you soon at Scrap-A-Latte!  Enjoy your first weekend of June!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

It's Suzy Time!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a wonderful time with Suzy West this weekend.  We kicked off her visit with a stop on the lower east side of Manhattan for dinner at Katz's Deli ... a NYC landmark. Then topped off with tasty gelato!

Friday, she was busy hanging out with my cropping friends, and she made some beautiful samples that are now scattered all around the store. Great inspiration!  The evening was all about winding down around the fire pit with smores of course!  (And those who watched Suzy on FB live on Friday evening know that she gave new meaning to 'stop, drop and roll.')

Saturday, the day started with a lovely walk through the woods at the end of "Chateau Miller" and then the two days of workshops got underway. Everyone loved, loved, loved the Doodlebug 8x8 album project, and the six tags just filled with fun layers! Sunday Suzy wrapped things up with a wonderful workshop all about using pocket pages to maximize your scrapbook layouts.

Suzy's coming back mid-November, so watch for registration details so you don't miss out. In the meantime, here's a little video of this weekend's wonderful time together!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Oh What Fun!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends!

We've had such a good time celebrating National Scrapbook Day at Scrap-A-Latte!  Day one has the new location hopping with activity -- it was so great to hear everyone just chattering and laughing the day away while enjoying time creating their layouts, projects or even just organizing their craft bags!

I'm thankful for such a great group of ladies... looking forward to day two of our time together.

This was the calm before the day two storm ... it's sure to be just as energetic a day as yesterday!

Hope you're able to stop by sometime today or during the week ... and keep creating!