Bee Creative

To bee or not to bee, ok I had to do it. Come on. It’s begging to be written.

Bee Creative. Catchy but also a reminder.

I don’t know about you, but my creative juices have dried up during this pandemic. Like Sahara Desert dried up. Many people have had time on their hands and have been doing everything from organizing their craft rooms to catching up on junior’s birthday layouts. Not moi. So, what have I been doing? Well, stuff. I did participate on some Zoom crops. That was fun. I made some shirts for us to wear at Disney World. Oh, I made name cards for Christmas gifts. Mostly I have been cleaning, moving stuff, getting rid of things, renovating, working, watching crafting videos, and wishing I had the time, talent and gumption.

Let’s face it. I need to craft. Period.

So, how have you been doing since our last event in March 2020? Are you feeling like I have? Are your creative juices down to their last drop? Well, here’s a solution – Scrap Dat!

Come one, come all (I’m full of cliche’s today) to Scrap Dat’s Bee Creative. You will have 48 hours of crafting time to scrapbook, paper craft, work with mixed media, paint, stamp, ink, cut, glue, unglue, glue again, sew, write, embellish, twist, shape, stick, poke, and so much more. You can get your scrapbooking going, dabble into painting, make a wreath, work with mixed media, paper mâché …oh the possibilities are endless.

Sounds good? Well, come on and register for the event, May 20-22, 202, 8 am – 12 midnight daily. We are in the Castine Center in Pelican Park in Mandeville, LA. You’ll get 10 square feet of table space and space beyond your needs to spread out, due to social distancing. Register for 1, 2 or 3 days. Order meals that will be delivered. Get a Friday afternoon yum-yum. Take a class, Shop with vendors. Each person gets a t-shirt (unless you register past 5/13/21; we may not have your size as we order a few extras of L and XL), goodies, snacks and chances for door prizes.

But, do you know what is priceless? It’s the fun and satisfaction you will have. You get to be with like minded adults that make you smile or even belly laugh. You’ll finish the project from down yonder that has been looming over your head. You’ll create something fresh to hang in your house. You’ll learn new techniques. Your creativity will be sparked, massaged and flowing. (Speaking of massages, a massage therapist will be available at the event.)

So, register now. Take the next step to making sure your creativity gets rejuvenated. Come to Scrap Dat. We’ll be waiting for you.


Registration makes a great Mother’s Day gift, too.


Please note, we will be following social distancing guidelines and ask everyone to wear a mask when walking around, in vendor booths, getting snacks, going to the restroom, etc. When getting snacks or beverages, we ask you use the napkins and gloves available. Hand sanitizer will be provided as well.


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Every Day’s a Holiday!

It’s Carnival Time!

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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!