Sunday, March 11, 2018

An Early St. Pat's Day Celebration!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Wow, what a fun time we had at this weekend's Pot O' Gold crop!  Congratulations to Laura H. for collecting enough gold coins throughout the weekend to win the pot of gold goodies!

Today's dinner was off the charts too, with corned beef, boiled potatoes and shepherd's pie. (Thank you Lily Flanagans in Babylon, and to both Dawn & Evelyn for the special home-made Irish soda bread!)

Thanks to all who joined in and made the weekend so much fun. You're all such an awesome group of friends -- a little wacky, but lovable (ha!).

If you'd like to get involved in classes or crops, check out the schedule posted here and stop in and call 631.482.9190 to check on availability and register.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

More Goodies...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Well the Nor'easter is behind us and hoping everyone came through it safe and sound. Today's been a steady flow of art journals and canvas creators since our class got "rained out" last night. Nice seeing everyone ... and they're just in time to get a sneak peek at the Sizzix goodies that arrived today.

Come on in and get 'em while they last ... more will be on the way down the road too of course.  And this week, lots more is coming in from (sounds like Rimple Rories - ha!).

Hope you get a chance to stop in ... lots of great new things have been arriving since the  Creativation show in January.

Find time to create and preserve those special moments!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

So Excited to Share ...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends - I love Simple Stories, so it makes me downright giddy to share that Layle Koncar, Marketing Director from Simple Stories, will be coming to Scrap-A-Latte in mid-April to teach four wonderful workshops. Information about these classes are below ... and the registration is now open!

Layle and I are firming up start times for the classes, but if you're thinking you'd like to take some or all of these classes, be sure to call the store as soon as possible at 631.482.9190 to register or inquire about class costs and other details. Early indicators are that these are going to be very popular classes, so don't delay!

Friday, April 13 - Tell Your Story:  During this Friday evening class, create a beautiful 6x8 pocket page album documenting the most important story you have to tell ... YOURS!  You'll use an assortment of products from the Simple Stories "I Am" collection, the soft pastels and rose gold foil accents all complement your photos beautifully. Whether Creating for yourself or as a gift for a friend or loved one, don't miss it!

Saturday, April 14 - Take Me Away: To travel is to discover and Travel Tales is the perfect Simple Stories collection to document your discovery. During this Saturday morning class, create a travel-themed 6x8 pocket page album documenting your travels. Whether it's one trip or memories from your favorite adventures, pack your bags, see the world and document your journey!

Saturday, April 14 - Join Layle Saturday afternoon to make three 12x12 layouts using Simple Stories' new Crafty Girl collection pictured below. Photos of Layle's class samples will be provided within the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

Sunday, April 15 - The Happiest Place on Earth: Who doesn't love Disney? During this Sunday morning class, you'll scrapbook your favorite memories from "the happiest place on earth!" You're sure to be smiling ear to ear as you create three 12x12 double page spreads using the magical papers and embellishments from the Say Cheese III collection. This is just the ticket for documenting those happy moments with the whole gang, including the 'Big Cheese' himself.

These are sure to be fun times, so jump in, register, and imagine the possibilities!

Please note that fees for the above guest-teacher workshops are non-refundable and payment is due in full by March 15. In the event you register and find you cannot attend the workshop, a kit will be available for you to pick up at the store at your convenience.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tool Time @ Scrap-A-Latte!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

We're all guilty ... we all manage to collect crafty tools that, once we get them home, really aren't quite sure what to do with 'em now.  So that's why I'm starting Tool Time @ Scrap-A-Latte.

Tomorrow is the first one, and I'll be showing folks how to use Tim Holtz's new Sidekick and his new Side Orders. Then you'll be all set to put it to good use on your next creative endeavors!

Come on by the store anytime between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday, February 17th for a demo. There's a very small $1 fee to cover materials.

It'll be a fun time, and each I'll be changing up the tool or product being demo'd often.  So watch the newsletter or future blog updates for more.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Creativation Memories

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

The first of the orders placed at Creativation have arrived today and even more is on the way.  Specifics about new arrivals and what's next are captured in this week's newsletter that went out this afternoon.

In the meantime, thought I'd share a fun video that recapped some of the time in Phoenix. There was so much that I probably didn't get pictures of everything ... often because I was just in awe of the creativity and new goodies that I want to share with you.  But I hope this gives you a flavor of the show and also an appreciation for why my head was spinning (ha!).  Enjoy the video.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Nice Weekend - Thanks All!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

My head's still spinning from all the amazing new things I saw out at Creativation ... some of which will start arriving as soon as this week!  As a result of the trade show, the red eye flight home and jumping right back into preparing for this weekend's crop and double-feature, I haven't had a heck of a lot of time to just breathe.  But I did want to take a second to just thank everyone for all of your comments, words of encouragement and laughs this weekend as I got back in the swing of things.

Watch for the weekly newsletter that will resume this week, as well as check out the calendars here on the blog so you're sure not to miss any upcoming classes and special workshops with guest teachers!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Day 2

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Well Day 2 was a great day ... long, but great.  The long part is why I'm just getting around to posting some of a mosh-mosh of pictures from yesterday.  Today is the last day here and it's likely to be another whirlwind. Will not have a chance to post any final pics until back home tomorrow, but do check back!  Lots of new ideas, products and companies that I want to bring back to all of you.  Get those trimmers, tape runners and inks ready!