Saturday, October 14, 2017

Never Been to a Crop?

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

After speaking with some new customers recently, I realized that not everyone is familiar with what a Crop is as it relates to our favorite paper crafting hobby, so I thought I'd take a minute to share some info about that.

At Scrap-A-Latte, I host two kinds of crops each month ... a 2-day Latte Crop and a 1-day No Frills crop.  Both are hosted on weekends and run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Participants get your own 5' table space to create at. The fee for the 2-day Latte Crop is $50, and it includes bagels on both Saturday and Sunday, and a light lunch. The No Frills Crop fee is $20 and it includes bagels only, and participants can grab lunch from a variety of eateries that are within walking distance or a short drive. At Scrap-A-Latte, each cropper gets their own 5' table and tables are in groups of four. I make every effort to make sure croppers coming with friends are seated together.

Croppers bring their scrapping toolkit, kits, papers, photos, and other supplies that they may want to pack up and bring to the crop so that they can work on a variety of projects. At Scrap-A-Latte, croppers are welcome to use the store's Cricut and a variety of cartridges, the Big Shot and a variety of dies and punches. If you're a Cricut user, you might want to bring your own cutting mat, however, there are several available "well loved" mats available in the store too.

So that's what crops are all about. Hanging out with friends -- old and new -- creating scrapbook pages, cards, DIY projects and even art journal pages. We enjoy sharing ideas, listening to music, (yes, sometimes an impromptu dance may break out), laughing and just relaxing while enjoying the hobby we all love.

Below are some pictures from this weekend's crop, which is also celebrating Pat's birthday! At Scrap-A-Latte, crops fill up quickly, so please check out the crop schedule in the weekly newsletter or on the calendars posted here on the blog. The 2018 crop schedule is being prepared and posted soon too. If you'd like to register for a crop, please call the store at 631.482.9190. Payment is due a month prior to the scheduled crop.  Hope you can join all of us at a future crop at Scrap-A-Latte!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Think Outside of the Box ...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

There are lots of different classes offered at Scrap-A-Latte, and the newest offering is one that was introduced last month ... it's called "Outside of the Box."  It's a great way to get together with fellow paper crafters to try a different style layout ... one that may get you thinking outside of your regular scrapbooking box!

The October class will include instructions for creating a gorgeous sunburst page with beautiful holiday papers by Echo Park. You'll want to be sure to take a closer look at the papers with what are beautiful hand-painted designs!

Here's a little bit of the class project.  Feel free to call the store at 631.482.9190 if you'd like to sign up.  The class fee of $25 is payable at the time of registration, as that will ensure we prepare the appropriate number of kits for class participants.

Give yourself a treat ... try something new.  Try something outside of the box.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

In the Zone

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Kicked off the long weekend with Fab Friday Art Journal class with Angie.  It's such a great group of friends who love this paint, ink, glue, art journaling thing. Some don their aprons before starting, but you can be sure all were eager to dive in!  Angie shared some "how to" steps throughout the class, and then folks just had a nice time talking and creating, catching up with friends (old and new), and just chillin'.

It's never rushed, but kudos to Tracy for being the first to finish last night. Those who come to the class know this is a well earned bit of recognition (ha!).  Always so great to share the time with everyone and see personal touches added to make the projects unique indeed.

If you want to try something new, join in on this monthly class ... first Friday of every month.  You're sure to have a great time learning how to use so many of the products you've collected over the years, and you'll hang out with some awesome and creative Scrap-A-Latte friends!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

It's Fall-iday Time @ Scrap-A-Latte

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

The sun is shining and there's a crispness in the air -- and that can only mean that Fall is in the air and it's Fall-iday at Scrap-A-Latte!

Grab your basic toolkit and visit the store anytime between 11 am and 3 pm to pick from a variety of Fall-related projects that you can work on at the store.  There's a nominal materials fee for each.  Here are pictures of just a few of the projects - there's even more in the store!  Hope you have a chance to stop by.

There are also LOTS of new papers and embellishments that have hit the store shelves too, -- Doodlebug, Blue Fern Studios, Authentique, Kaiser Craft to name just a few (and some new PhotoPlay's on the way too!).

So come on in today, get creative with Renee, and shop to add to your stash. Remember when you come to the register, pull your "Thanks A-Latte" card at the time of purchase to fill in the next of your six-box card! And if you don't have one card yet, start one today!

Happy Fall-iday everyone!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Today's Garage Sale's Underway!

Update Saturday evening -- thank you all who made the store so much fun today.  New friendships were made, old friends stopped by, and many enjoyed deals offered by the garage sales. Thank you all for sharing the day!


Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends -- get those Saturday morning errands out of the way and come on by to enjoy the Scrap-A-Latte Garage Sale.  The shop is buzzing with lots of shoppers enjoying some special garage sale purchases, as well as new products that have arrived at Scrap-A-Latte!  The garage sale is on until 4 pm ... don't miss out!  Hope to see you soon.

Friday, September 15, 2017

It's Birthday Cake Day!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

As a reminder, on the 15th of each month, so today I have a little birthday cake in honor of all those who have September birthdays.  Come on in for a bit of cake (while it lasts!) and to browse the latest arrivals at Scrap-A-Latte.  Here's more about the Scrap-A-Latte Birthday Program ...

Come in any day during your birthday month and enjoy a birthday bouquet of specials on a single purchase of three or more items.  Enjoy 40% off of one item, 25% off the second item and 10% off the third item - excluding classes, crops and special workshops.

Best wishes to all of you with September birthdays!!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Creativity is in the Air!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

I don't know what came over me, but I got on such a kick during this past week rearranging the store. It started out as an effort to make room for some new arrivals ... and then it SNOWBALLED.  Before I knew it, the entire store ... and I mean the entire store ... was re-arranged!  So many great products ... from paints to inks to kits to various paper collections -- it all just makes me smile.  And judging from the reaction of today's croppers, they agree with me!

We're having a great time ... chatting, cropping, laughing, munching, creating and just enjoying the weekend together.

Know that I appreciate the support and friendship ... oh, and check out the calendars posted here (and in the weekly newsletter) for the latest crops and classes!