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.

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.

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

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

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!