Saturday, December 9, 2017

It's Not Always So Easy ...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

It has been a little while since the last Scrap-A-Latte video production ... and sometimes, admittedly, it is a production. It's not something we usually get in one take. Now it's not because of the talent in front of the camera (ha!), but my camera person sometimes just can't stay composed ... as you'll see.

Enjoy ... and be sure you're dropping plenty of hints to your significant others about how much you're hoping to find a little Scrap-A-Latte gift card in your holiday stockings!

And now for the finished production ...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Well we've been pretty lucky so far with the weather, but sounds like winter's going make its first appearance this weekend with about 2-4 inches of snow. That is sure to inspire the weekend croppers to do some winter layouts!

Been making up lots of cute gift card holders that are perfect for those stocking stuffers!  Come by and pick up some (just $2 each) for gift cards from your favorite stores -- or even gift certificates from Scrap-A-Latte!  You can even use these for other small gifts or holiday messages to your friends and family. There is a Santa, Elf and Plaid/Evergreen versions.

This month's Julie Nutting Tag class is all about those winter wishes.  Can't you picture this as an embellishment on a winter layout?  Interested in the class, call the store at 631.482.9190 to sign up.

Enjoy the weekend, stay warm and cozy, and find some creative time!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Gearing Up for Small Business Saturday

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, with all my "kids" (and their kids) too! We broke from our traditional trip to Pennsylvania since my parents needed to take a time out from such a big shindig. And while we certainly missed spending time with my Mother and Father, we had just a great day together.  And then it was great hearing from so many friends on Facebook and seeing all the fun times they were sharing with those they love too.

Even though the store's closed today, Nick and I are at the store getting it all ready for the holiday ... and Small Business Saturday!  There's a No Frills crop tomorrow too, but here's what I'm planning.

So for those who come by on Small Business Saturday, you'll enjoy some terrific specials.  If you buy one type of item, you'll get 10% off.  Buy two of that same item and you'll get 20% off.  Buy three of that same item and get 30% off.  So for example, if you buy one stencil, you'll get 10% off; buy two stencils and get 20% off; buy three or more stencils and get 30% off.  Another example is if you buy one patterned paper, get 10% off, two patterned papers get 20% off and three or more patterned papers get 30% off.  Nice and easy!  Please note that these specials cannot be combined with any other store discount programs.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.  And please know that your support is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Giving Thanks

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

It's easy to get swept up in our day-to-day responsibilities and forget to take time to just be grateful for the many wonderful things in our lives. So as Thanksgiving approaches, it's a gentle reminder to slow down and reflect on all the goodness touching our lives daily ... good health, friends, family, homes, and so much more. Thank you also for the continued support of Scrap-A-Latte. It's a pleasure to share so many good times together as you create and capture your family's memories for future generations.

As a reminder, the store will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Nov. 22-24) for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Looking forward to seeing those signed up for the Saturday crop, and also anyone wanting to enjoy the Small Business Saturday sales! While the store normally opens at 10 a.m., on Saturday the 25th, opening time is at 8 a.m.!  And those who stop in that day will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win some fun prize bags.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Shine a Little Light!

Happy weekend Scrap-A-Latte Friends!

The weekend before Thanksgiving and I bet you've got the "to do" list going already ... cleaning, shopping, prepping.  Just wanted to suggest that you not wait for Thanksgiving to take your holiday pictures. Why not take 'em throughout the week to show all the "fun" that goes into sharing the holiday traditions with friends and family!

At the store today, the "to do" list is long as well! It's all about kitting for upcoming classes -- one being the December 2nd Graphic 45 project using the Deep Square Matchbook Box and their gorgeous Winter Wonderland Collection. We're turning it into a lantern (includes a cute tea light) that holds an adorable 6x6 mini album inside. This is not only fun to make, but it's a great Christmas gift for someone (or yourself!).

While this workshop is sold out, I wanted to share this with you for two reasons.  First, I want you to know there will be more project workshops of this sort in the future. But I also wanted to let you know that December 2nd will be another 'project-rama' day at Scrap-A-Latte -- there will be lots of other projects you can do that day. Please watch for details!

Looking forward to seeing you soon ... there's always lots going on at Scrap-A-Latte. Get it on the fun!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Take Time Out for You...

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

We're heading into that time of year where we all get so very busy with holiday planning -- cooking, baking, prepping for company, shopping -- so it's important to take a little time for R&R so that you can enjoy the holidays yourself. Maybe a little time out for a crop or class at Scrap-A-Latte can help you stay energized for the busy time ahead.  It's always fun to channel your creativity with a focus on the memories with family and friends.

The year may be winding down, but there are still lots of opportunities to get involved in fun activities at the store. Check out our calendars here for details, then stop in or call the store at 631.482.9190 if you'd like to register. Here are some pictures from this past weekend's crop ... always a fun time!

Try to remember to take lots of pictures of your holiday traditions and time shared with those you care about. Looking forward to seeing you at the store!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Did You Get to Craft This Weekend?

Hi Scrap-A-Latte Friends,

Had a great weekend of creativity ... even on this rainy windy Sunday!

It all began with a great lead in with workshops on Thursday with Joey Otlo from American Crafts. What a nice day and evening of creativity and catching up with an old friend.  Can't wait until she comes back East in the springtime ... and of course more workshops at Scrap-A-Latte!

The 2018 crop schedule was introduced in Friday's newsletter and again during Saturday's No Frills crop and the response was tremendous!  The crop schedule's posted here as well, so call the store at 631.482.9190 if you'd like to sign up for certain dates. Payment's not due until the 1st of the month of the crop. (Example: January crops must be paid for by January 1 -- if not, your spot will be forfeited and made available to the first person on the wait list.)

During the crop, Angie put together a fun Graphic 45 project that's terrific for the holiday -- either as a gift or for your own home. It's a "lantern" that includes a tea light and a 6x6 mini album inside.  Limited numbers are available for a tutorial on Saturday, December 2nd -- during which you'll have a chance to make additional projects while at the store.  Watch for details. In the meantime, check out this short video...

There's always something happening at Scrap-A-Latte so stop in, shop, take classes, sign up for a one- or two-day crop and more!  Hope to see you soon!