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.

Vendors
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!

Dis and Dat

This beautiful weather has us wanting to plant gardens, clean out closets, play outside with the kids, grandkids, pets or all of the above.

We hope you are getting ready to scrapbook, shop, learn, eat, laugh and have fun. That all comes after you get to Scrap Dat. Have you done everything you need to do before you get here?

Here is a helpful  checklist:

___ If you have not registered, there still is time. Go to the Registration page and get busy!

___ Book a place to stay if you are from out of town, and have your driving directions.

___ Pack comfy clothes, shoes and a jacket. Don’t forget your toiletries and medication.

___ Download your tunes and pack your mp3 player and headphones. We may have music throughout the hall through the av system.

___ Print photos and packing a thumb drive of photos you may want or need to print while here.

___ Pack page protectors for your finished layouts.

___ Bring your cash, debit and/or credit cards.

___ Pack scrapbooking stuff you want to put on swap table. Please no old, musty, or damaged items. No magazines unless recent 2013-2014.

___ Pack cutting machine and small table. Bring an extension cord, (The Castine Center will tape your cords down.) and a laptop too if needed. The Castine Center is locked and alarmed when we are away.

___ Pack a cup holder, cup and seat cushion, although the seats are padded.

___ Put together all items that you need to make each layout either in a folder or plastic pages to make a kit.

___ Pack all supplies: tool kit, cutter, papers, embellishments, inks, sta√mps, paint, brushes, ribbon, magazines or photos of layouts.

___ Phone charger.

___ Get lots of rest before you come because you will be up a long time while you are being creative and having fun.

If you need or want some new supplies we have vendors that can fit your needs. If you forget your toothbrush or some other important item, we have many drug stores and super stores where you can shop. If you just have not had the chance to get photos printed, there is a Walgreen’s down the street from the Castine Center. We also have CVS, Wal-Mart and Sam’s.

Have a great weekend and start getting ready to go to Scrap Dat. We’re waiting for ya, dawlin.

_√_ Checklist made for Scrap Datters. 🙂

Scrap Dat is Less Than 3 Weeks Away!

In less than 3 weeks we will be scrapbooking at Scrap Dat. In less than 3 weeks we will be having so much fun, learning, gathering, working, eating, laughing and having a great time. We hope you have been collecting your projects and are starting to pack up. That always seems to be the hardest part for us.

Scrap Dat t-shirt graphicT-SHIRTS
In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt from Scrap Dat, you must register by April 16, 2014. After that date, if you register, we can not guarantee that you will get a t-shirt. We may have some extras but the sizes will probably be L or XL.

Vendors
We want to let you know that we have some great vendors at Scrap Dat – Gigi’s Scrapbookin’, Kit-a-licious, and Laurie Varner with Close to My Heart. Check the website soon for workshops available with these vendors.

Hope you come hungry to the crop. We have breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks available through local restaurants that will be serving at the crop – Coffee Rani, Camellia Cafe, The Scotts’ Coffee & Tapas and BOPS.

You might want some pampering at the crop from handling paper or hunching over your layouts. On Friday and Saturday A’jour Academy of Beauty will be available for manicures and American Medical and Chiropractic will be giving 10 minute chair massages for free.

There is Still Time to Register for Dat
If you have not registered, or know of someone who wants to go to Scrap Dat, there still is time. Go to the Registration page on our website, scroll to the bottom of the page, select the crop you want, and then proceed to checkout. If you want to be sure you get a t-shirt, you must register by April 16 (the day after that other big due date). Shoppers must register to get a shopping pass.

EASTER or MOTHER’S DAY GIFT
Are your loved ones wondering what to give you for Easter or Mother’s Day? Make it easy on them. Tell them you want a Scrap Dat registration and you want a full weekend. That gives you lots of time to really unwind, get some work or projects done and pass a good time
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2 Day TH & FRI and 1 Day TH, FRI or SAT Registration Now Open

If you can’t make the full 3 day weekend, you can now sign up for 2 days or single days to crop until you can’t crop no more! Go to our Registration page and scroll down to  Register online. We are accepting online registration until 4/30/14 midnight. You can register at the door but we can not guarantee there will be space available.

For those of you who prefer to fill out a piece of paper and send it in your with a check or money order, well, we have a Scrap Dat Registration form  all set for you.

You can also shop at Scrap Dat. You must register to shop. There are options to shop Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please know that you can also eat and attend workshops and make ‘n takes but you will not be able to crop. If you do, you will have to pay for that day – $80. Also t-shirts are for registered croppers but you can buy a t-shirt at the crop.

Register soon so we have a close to final count for t-shirts and tables and chairs. After that, start getting ready to go to Scrap Dat!!!

Less Than 6 Weeks Away

3/23/2014
Can you believe that Scrap Dat is less than 6 weeks away? That was just realized. This means:

– National Scrapbooking Day is 6 weeks away (May 3)

– You need to register if you have not already!

– Planning and packing must begin.

– Photos need to be printed.

– Photos need to be taken. Think Easter, Prom, Awards Banquets, Easter Egg Hunts, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Christmas, summer vacation

– How about first lost tooth, first steps, first date?

– Think of everyday things that you cherish to scrapbook

– Collection of embellishments or ancillary items needs to take place: tickets, cards, beads and doubloons, flyers, maps, programs, you get the idea

– Send in your Group Seating Form

We will send out more reminders as we get closer. While you all are doing the above and more, we will be finalizing things on our end, working on the seating chart, creating the t-shirt, planning the menus with the food vendors, and so much more. Check the website for registration dates for 2 day crop and single day crop registration as well as shopping passes.

Gotta run. Have a lot of things to do now that we mention all of this!