It’s Carnival Time!

Scrap Dat It's Carnival Time

Scrap Dat
It’s Carnival Time

Our next event is February 16-18, 2017, right smack dab in the Carnival season. So, it was a no brainer when coming up with the new theme for this crop – Mardi Gras. It’s Carnival Time at Scrap Dat.

We are planning on passing a good time, yeah at Scrap Dat. Our roots are in New Orleans and we know how to celebrate Mardi Gras, well the family friendly version at least. We’ll be giving out goodies that relate to Mardi Gras. The crop will be decorated with Mardi Gras colors and items. The page layout contest will have something to do with Mardi Gras. Even our food will be local cuisine at some meals.

Don’t miss out on this fun filled event for all crafters. We are looking forward to planning a great time for all. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Workshops Posted

We posted workshops today!

Check out the workshops we have to offer at Crafty Chic. Not all are posted yet but you can look at what is available so far. Some dates and times still need to be determined.

This year we have a massage therapist, Jill Landry. She will post her available times soon.

We hope you had a great Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Crafty Chic is Just 3 Weeks Away

Are you getting ready to attend Crafty Chic? Here’s some things to keep in mind:

1. Register
If you have not registered, please do so ASAP. You can register online or download the 2.16 Scrap Dat Registration form, fill it out and mail it in.

2. Group Seating
Many of you come with friends and family and you want to sit together. To make sure we know who you would like to sit with, we ask you tel us on your registration form or you can send in a Group Seating Form. You can download it here, fill it out and send it in.

3. Hotel Reservation
If you are coming from out of town, you need a place to stay. Check out the list of hotels we have on our website, on the Dat FAQ page. If you are able to speak with the local property, you may be able to get a decent rate if you mention Scrap Dat. We can’t guarantee the rate because they want room counts but you can try.

4. Photos
Don’t forget to get your photos but if for some reason you need prints while at Scrap Dat, we have Walgreen’s near the Castine Center. There are other photo processing such as CVS, Walmart and Sam’s.

5. Food
You can bring in some food and snacks to the event. If you want concession food, the Castine Center will have hot dogs, popcorn, soda and water, as well as some other snacks available for purchase. There are many restaurants available in the area with great food. Triple Nickel for burgers, sandwiches and salads is the closest, Mi Mamacita’s for Mexican food, BOPS for frozen custard and great hamburgers, McClain’s for pizza as well many other sit down and fast food restaurants.

6. Miscellaneous
Bring a jacket, a light, an extension cord and earphones.

7. More to Come
Check back for workshops and any last minute info.

We are busy planning and working to make Crafty Chic a fun event. Tell your friends!

Crafty Chic Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching

We know you have a lot on your mind – holiday clean-up, getting back to work/school, keeping those resolutions, packing for Scrap Dat, etc.


Did you register for Scrap Dat yet? Register Now Scrap Dat

If you are thinking about attending and want to be eligible for a cash drawing at the crop, you will need to register by
1/10/16. That’s just 4 days from now.

Go to the Registration tab and you can register online or you can download the 2.16 Scrap Dat Registration form. If mailing the form, it must be postmarked by 1/10/16. All online registrations must be down by 11:59 pm on 1/10/16.

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Casting Call

I just looked at the calendar. Today is September 1, 2015. When did that happen? The kids have been in school almost a month. We are already packing for a Labor Day weekend. And Scrap Dat’s LIGHTS, CAMERA, SCRAPBOOKING is 16 days away.

We are planning away for a fun crop. The layout for the crop needs to be done this week. Soon we will need to place a t-shirt order. Goodies need to be purchased and assembled. Why am I telling you all of this? Well, we need you to register if you have not already. Some of the registrations we have received have names of other possible croppers for seating requests but those people have not yet registered.

If you know of someone who is planning on going to the crop, please let them know they need to register.  Or maybe you are on the fence about attending (oh come on, you know you want to go) and have not registered yet. Please register soon so we can get our counts in.

Stay tuned for information about the crop. Rumors are a buzz about dress up night, contest and awards given out throughout the crop. If you have any questions, send us an email –

See you at the corner of Hollywood and Vine!

Woodcrop 2014

We are getting ready for Woodcrop, 3 Days of Fun and Scrapbooking.  There is a lot to do but what we are most anxious about is seeing all of you again, Woodcrop color w_red borderand meeting new croppers. 

If you have not done so already, go to our website and register. We have 3, 2 and 1 day crop registrations now available. Make sure you have a Group Seating Form filled out for all your cropping peeps. Have one lead person fill it out after all have registered.

Things to start getting together before Woodcrop:

– photos, paper, embellishments, stamps, ink, basic tool kits, well, you know, all the scrapbooking stuff you need.
– a jacket (It can get cool. Yes, we are in southern LA but the AC is on.)
– money for vendors – scrapbooking and food, and for classes
hotel reservations
– your cool threads – bell bottoms, fringe vests, headbands, loose cotton blouses, maxi skirts, sandals, smiley buttons, round glasses, etc.
– extension cords
– seat cushion (although the seats are padded)
– mp3 player (We may be playing some music in the halls but at a low level.)
– walking shoes if you like to take a walk to clear your head
– umbrella (Again, we live in southern LA.)
directions to the Castine Center if this is your first time here
– camera
– if you have not developed your photos yet, a thumb drive, jump drive or laptop. There is a Walgreen’s down the street.
– friends that are new croppers that scrapbook
– old friends that scrapbook

Prepare yourself for:
– a great time with friends
– delicious food
– shopping for new items are things you run out of like adhesive and ink
– learning new techniques
-getting some layouts or projects completed

If you have any questions, send us an email – or call Beth at (985) 898-2251.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Woodcrop – 3 Days of Fun & Scrapbooking

Well I came across a scrapbooker, she was packing up her suppliesWoodcrop jpg with button flower
And I asked her where are you going, this she told me:
Well, I’m going down to Mandeville, going to Scrap Dat’s crop,
Got to get back to scrapbooking and set my soul free. 
We are croppers, we are creative, we go until we drop
And we’ve got to get ourselves back to Scrap Dat’s Woodcrop!

So, by now you may know that we our crop’s theme is Woodcrop – 3 days of fun & scrapbooking. It’s a late 60s early 70s theme. You know, peace, love, smiley faces, and flowers. Cool man, Keep on Truckin’, Have a Nice Day.

We will be planning our crop around this theme and you need to plan on getting some comfortable threads to crop in.

Stay tuned for more info on the crop and how you can register. There will be an early bird registration. Sign up for a full 3 day crop by August 4, 2014 and your name will go into a drawing for $200 cash. CASH, man!

Stay cool. (Literally and figuratively. It is hot out there!)


Save the Date

Mark your calendar for Scrap Dat’s fall crop, September 4-6, 2014. 

We had such a great time with our inaugural crop in May that we just HAVE to have anotdate calendarher crop. We know that there has been a fall crop in these parts for 10 years, so why stop now. We have signed with the Castine Center to hold our crop back at their facility. There we had plenty room but can still accommodate more croppers in the space or if need be, rent the next hall over.

Registration will be up soon so please check back or if you get our emails, wait until you get one about Early Registration.

In the mean time, make sure you are making memories and capturing them on your cameras. Hope you have a wonderful summer.

We are so excited. N0w we have to get cracking to plan the fall crop.


It’s Not Too Late and Other Info

We have received some emails and Facebook messages in the last few days to ask if we still have room for croppers and if one can register at this point. The answer is YES!

If you have not registered yet, go to the website and either register online or download a Registration Form and send it in jiffy quick.

If you still do not know if you can come, but really, really want to and will do whatever you can to get to Scrap Dat, come you know what and high water, well, don’t fret. Fretting may cause lose of creative brain cells and we don’t want that. You can register up to midnight on April 30 online or you can pay at the door. We do have room but we may not be able to seat groups of 5 or more together.

If you think you mat be registering at the door, send us an email to let us know your intentions so we can “save” a space for you. The t-shirt order is in and we are not able to print anymore, but if you can wear a size L or XL, you may be in luck, as we have a few extra in those sizes.

We announced our vendors but we want to tell you a little more about them. You will not need to leave the crop because we’ve gotcha covered!

Gigi’s Scrapbookin – Foley, AL
Gina has a huge store in Foley (right by the outlet stores and not far from GulfShores, y’all) and she is bringing part of it to Scrap Dat. Gigi’s always has great paper, embellishments, the latest and greatest in brands, paper crafting items, tools, and basics.

Kit-a-licious – Baton Rouge, LA
Melanie and Lisa create the nicest, cutest, prettiest, and any other –est layouts you have seen. Even if you are not a kit scrapbooker, you will like these kits. Most every occasion you can think of has a kit made ready for you to put your personal touches on it. They also will have basic supplies and embellishments for sale.

Close to My Heart, Laurie Varener – Mandeville, LA
Laurie has great product to share with you from Close to My Heart. If you are a CTMH cropper or new to CTMH, you will enjoy Laurie’s booth. She also has classes available if you would like to create one (or 3) of the layouts she has available.

 Royal Creations – Covington, LA
Jessica has opened shop in downtown Covington and is bringing some of her quick turn around items to Scrap Dat. Jessica can also personalize your Scrap Dat t-shirt with your monogram, or stock art she has available, such as the Scrap Dat logo (Can we type Scrap Dat one more time?). Jessica will be doing the work at her shop but will have runners picking up and delivering orders.

Food Vendors

Coffee Rani – Mandeville, LA
Coffee Rani is an old friend to some of your scrapbookers. We are happy that they will be serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack each day at Scrap Dat. Need coffee? Check. Killer food? Check Yumminess. You know it. Come hungry and have some great meals.

The Scotts Café and Tapas Bar – Mandeville, LA
The Scotts are new to us but have been in old Mandeville, one block from the lake for a couple years. They have the most scrumptious food, great coffee and wonderful goodies. Their chef Mark told us that they make everything there – with good ingredients that make the food taste oh so delicious. Dinner Thursday night at the CastineCenter will be wonderful.

 Camellia Café – Abita Springs, LA
Another old friend to croppers, Camellia Café has told us they are planning on providing lick your plate goodness for dinner on Friday night. Plan on eating here. You don’t want to miss this.

Speckled T’s – Slidell, LA
New restaurant but related to an old friend, Camillia Café, Speckled T’s is promising great food for dinner Saturday night. Why go anywhere else but here for a great dinner?

 BOPS – Mandeville, LA
Need something sweet after eating such great meals? BOPS will be at Scrap Dat to help you with that. Frozen custard never tasted so good.

We have asked the food vendors to give us a low fat option at eat meal for those of us who want to watch that or at least for a few meals.

Other Vendors

 A´jour Academy of Beauty – Mandeville, LA
After handling all that paper, just in packing to get to Scrap Dat, do your nails need some pampering? How about your toes? Sign up for your appointment with A´jour for manis and pedis on Friday and Saturday.

All American Medical & Chiropractic (AAMC) – Covington, LA
Do you hunch over when cropping? Shoulder or neck pain? Back pain? Who doesn’t? Well you are in for a treat. AAMC is offering FREE chair massages on Friday and Saturday. You can get arm/hand massage if you prefer. The session is short but the benefits are long.

So bring comfy clothes and shoes and camp out at Scrap Dat. There is no reason to go out of the building except to go to bed!