Sunday, December 23, 2018

That's a Wrap on 2018

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

The Christmas holidays will soon be ready to scrapbook and there are just a few days left in 2018. I had the chance to spend a little time going through the many photos taken throughout the year, and thought I'd share my reflections on 2018 at Scrap-A-Latte.

A heartfelt thank you to all who continue to enjoy paper crafting and our sense of community. Your support truly means the world to me.

Grab a cup of coffee and take four minutes or so just to enjoy this little video...

Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!  

Looking forward to creating with you in 2019!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

This Year's Cookie Exchange

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a nice way to spend an otherwise gray winter day, sharing holiday cookies and other goodies with crafty friends. Thanks to all who participated!

As you all continue your holiday shopping, keep in mind that some of your crafty friends might really enjoy a gift card to Scrap-A-Latte (hint hint!).

Pace yourselves during this busy season and make sure to take lots of pictures for those scrapbook pages you're sure to want to put together when all the hustle and bustle is over.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

My How Time Flies...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Oops, can't believe I haven't blogged since October ... time sure flies and here we are in December already!

What a great way to celebrate the start of each month, with the Fab Friday Art Journaling crew ... and oh what a crew it is!  It's funny how everyone loves getting lost in thought as they color their project pieces ... and then suddenly break into a sing-along with Neil Diamond, belting out Sweet Caroline!

It's also so much fun to watch how everyone starts with the same parts but puts their own unique touches to the projects ... that's what it's all about.  It's not about making it look just like the class sample, but learning a thing here or there and then making it your very own so that the project means something to you!

Thanks to the Fab Friday gang for making it such a fine way to start each month!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

What a Nice Weekend!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a nice weekend it was at the shop.  Saturday was rainy, windy and cold, but it was fun and cozy inside at the Scrap-A-Latte crop. Then Sunday was all about the double-header -- first Outside the Box and then Monthly Memories.

Below are a few pics from what has just been such a nice weekend with my crafty friends. Thanks for your continued support!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

October-fest @ Scrap-A-Latte

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a great way to kick-off the weekend here at the shop with all sorts of fall-inspired projects -- from cards and layouts, from flip books to treat boxes, and even more! Thanks to all who stopped in to get their creativity going and to enjoy a little hot cider and donuts!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Thanks for Sharing a Great October Weekend

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

A brief note to thank Ken Oliver for teaching four wonderful workshops at the store this weekend. Ken is not only a talented artist, but he's so very generous and genuine. He will be returning to Scrap-A-Latte in the spring of 2019 so if you missed joining us this weekend, please watch for more about his next visit in the months ahead.

Thanks, too, to all who took part in the weekend workshops. It was great to see so many of you stretching creativity and trying something brand new. You not only learned new techniques, but made some beautiful creations!

Here's a short recap of this weekend.

Third & Final Day with Ken is Underway!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Today it's quite zen-like at the shop as Ken and his students are busy starting their Georgia O'Keefe inspired poppy watercolor paintings. It's been a wonderful weekend of learning and surrendering to our inner artists with Ken's easy-going guidance.  (And a wonderful visit with Jaime, the owner of The Crafter's Workshop, who dropped by with some of her wonderful stencils. Time out for a selfie!)

Will be sad to say good-bye, but will look forward to new classes with him next spring!

Gearing up for the morning: