Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ken's Coming Back to Scrap-A-Latte!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,


I'm just so happy to share that Ken Oliver's coming to teach three new classes at Scrap-A-Latte. He's taught here several times, and we find him not just extremely talented, but such a patient, kind and "chill" kind of guy!

Ken's not going to be teaching at this year's Scrapbook Expo in New Jersey, so if you'd like to take one of his workshops this may be your chance!

Please call 631.482.9190 if you'd like to register for any of these workshops.

10 am to 1 pm / Saturday, October 5 / "Under the Sea Mixed Media" 
You'll make four beautiful ocean-inspired 5x7 pieces that are intended to be cards. But since I live near the beach here on Long Island, I plan to frame them as a series for my crafty space! Class cost is $115, with a class kit that includes nearly $80 in product that you'll use in class, but then also have to take home with you to create even more! You get:

- 7 piece Color Burst Tropical Breeze Kit
- 6 piece 5x7 watercolor cards (and envelopes!)
- 6 piece 4x6 watercolor paper pack
- jar of black modeling paste
- 4 piece 6x6 stencil set from The Crafter's Workshop


2:30 to 5:30 / Saturday, October 5th / Unmixing the Mystery of Mixed Media
In this class, you'll make a beautiful 12x12 piece. Class cost is $115 and it includes more than $70 in product for you to take home (including the frame!).  You get:

- 6 pack liquid watercolor set
- 12x12 mixed media board
- 12x12 stencil by The Crafter's Workshop
- jar of black modeling paste
- jar of white modeling paste
- 12x12 wood frame


10 to Noon / Sunday, October 6 / Galaxy Cards
In this class, you'll make six beautiful 5x7 cards (envelopes are included). Like the Under the Sea class, these can be used as cards or framed goodies for your crafty space or that of your besties. In this class, you'll learn to use Ken's Galaxy Color Burst and Liquid Metals on his water media paper. Dies used for the class may vary a bit from those shown in the samples below. Cost is $65.


It's always a great time when Ken's with us, so don't miss this chance to try something new ... and with a great teacher! Heck, why not make it a weekend get-away with your creative friends! To register, please call 631.482.9190.  


Please note that guest teacher fees are non-refundable.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Double Header Tales

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

What a good time we had at this past weekend's double-header class. It started with the Outside the Box class. We made a double-page layout that was inspired by the PhotoPlay Paper Fish Tales line -- adorable papers, puffy stickers and micro chipboard -- designed by Becky Fleck. Those in the class found it a bit challenging, but they saw it through to the "other side" and loved their results!

Then after a brief pizza break, we moved into the Monthly Memories class, which was designed to be  a great pocket page companion piece to the prior Outside the Box class.

You don't have to take both classes, but it's always a fun way to spend a Sunday ... creating with friends and going home with finished projects. All you need to do then is just add your pictures!

Maybe we'll see you at the next double-header!








Friday, June 7, 2019

Fab Friday Fun

What a nice way to wind down the week with a relaxing time at the art journal class with creative friends. It’s always amazing to watch how everyone has the same supplies but yet the end results are so different and reflect each person’s individual touches. Thanks to all for making it such a great evening together!l








Sunday, June 2, 2019

Amazing Day with Joey & PhotoPlay!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

We all had such a great day packed with creativity, laughs, new tips and techniques, and more during three amazing workshops using PhotoPlay papers (a Scrap-A-Latte favorite!). All were taught by Joey Otlo who is one of the nicest people you'll ever come to know.

A huge thank you to all who participated or stopped in to browse their many newest products. And a huge thanks also to Joey Otlo and the PhotoPlay team.  Of course the scrapbooker in me wants to capture these memories in a keepsake of sorts.

Enjoy the video...


Saturday, May 4, 2019

It's Our Special Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone!

It's hard to believe it's been more than a month since the last blog entry ... just been busy, busy, busy.

It's a great day at Scrap-A-Latte, with croppers creating and shoppers dreaming of pages to come!
Cake and coffee throughout the weekend, goodie bags while they last for 1st 20 customers (minimum purchase of $10) a silent auction for a chance to win amazing goodies, and special in-store offers.

Come on in and be part of the fun!










P.S.  Those in the silent auction - watch my Facebook Live around 6 pm on Sunday, May 5th to see the winners for each of the prizes. Remember, as the saying goes, ya gotta be in it to win it!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Come to Crops to Capture (and Create) Memories!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends - I LOVE hosting crops at the shop a few times each month. Click here to view my 2019 crop schedule here. If you've not yet experienced a "Latte" crop, I thought it would be helpful to share details with you here.

The tables are set up in groups of four, and you'll have a full 5' table all to yourself! Croppers also have access to a Cricut machine with a variety of cartridges, an Accucut machine with various alphabet dies, Big Shot machines and dies, punches and more. Because the crop space is part of my shop, you can also run a tab during the crop for items you wish to purchase while here.

Two-day Latte Crops:  Each month, I host a weekend "Latte" crop that run from 8 am to 10 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. I provide a bagel breakfast and lunch on both days, along with snacks and drinks that are available throughout the crop. For dinner, I have a kitchen (fridge, microwave, etc.) that you're welcome to use if you bring your own food, or there are plenty of nearby eateries that you can visit or have delivered to the shop. Cost for both days is $60.

One-day No Frills Crops: Each month, I also host one -- sometimes two -- one-day "No Frills" crops from 8 am to 10 pm on a Saturday or sometimes a Sunday. I provide bagels and snacks, and you're welcome to order in lunch and/or an early dinner from local eateries. Again, you'll have access to the Latte kitchen too. Cost for a No Frills crop is $30.

Reserving Your Seat is Easy! Crop reservations are managed on a first-come, first-served basis, with crop fees due at the time of registration in order to guarantee your spot. You are welcome to call me at the shop (631.482.9190) or stop by to sign-up.

Day cropping is also available for when you and some friends want to spend the day cropping at the shop during regular business hours. You're welcome to do so for just $10 per person. It is important that you call me to discuss the day you've got in mind so we can be sure it doesn't conflict with anything else that may be scheduled at the shop.

Private Crops are also something you may want to consider. It's a great way to celebrate special occasions with your crafty friends and family. Please just give me a call regarding availability, pricing and reservation of the crop space.


Scrap-A-Latte Crop Space

Scrap-A-Latte Kitchen



Always "A Latte" Happening - No Foolin'!

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

This past weekend the shop was hoppin' and that's no April Foolin'!  In Saturday's Echo Park Experience we made two springy double-page layouts. In Sunday morning's Outside the Box class we all got fringe giddy, and the Monthly Memories class was "udder-ly" fun!

This promises to be another busy, creative week, with card, scrapbooking and art journal classes. It will wrap up with the monthly two-day Latte crop (April 6-7), and as always, we'll crop 'til we drop, share many laughs, and just create, munch and chat the weekend away! And whether you're taking a class or cropping, you get a whole table to yourself!

As a reminder, you can access my full 2019 crop schedule (click here), as well as  monthly class calendars on the blog home page.

There's always something going on at the shop, and I try to vary it so there's something for makers of all types who simply love paper crafting of all kinds!

Oh, and don't forget that Joey Otlo from PhotoPlay Paper will be teaching three workshops on Saturday, June 1st. Please see the prior blog for details or give me a ring at 631.482.9190 for details. Her workshops are filling fast so please don't delay in registering.

Have a great Monday, and I look forward to seeing you soon at Scrap-A-Latte!

Echo Park Experience Class

Outside the Box Class 

Monthly Memories Class