Scrap Diva Retreats Goes to CHA 2016!

Hello Diva,

I’m so excited because we’re going to go to the Craft Hobby Association (CHA Mega Show 2016) next week (January 7th-12th 2016)

I’m going to be taking classes from all the best designers and I can’t wait to share everything I learn with you! Here’s a few of the classes I signed up for:

  • Tim Holtz
  • Dyann Reaveley
  • Dina Wakley
  • Mixed Media by Pebeo
  • Live Creatively Mixed Media Canvas

CHA is where we get to check out all the new craft products and are supplies. I can’t wait to show you what’s there. This year I plan on posting updates on the blog, Instagram and I might do some Periscopes Live at the show!

BOOKMARK this page  (click on the link) so that you know where to get all the latest updates about the new products at CHA!

Here’s a summary of my blog posts and video from last year:

Scrap Diva Walks CHA Mega Show 2015

The Best Product at CHA – Dylusions Paints!

Dylusions Paints – Create Scrapbook Pages & Art Journal Pages

January 2014 Recap

New Years 2016 Vision Board Workshop

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Start the new year off refreshed, energized and clear on what you want to achieve next year. 

 Dream Bigger – Get Inspired – Visualize Goals – Affirm Your Intentions

Does any of this sound like you?

– You want to live a happier and more meaningful life but you’re not sure how

– You feel like your living on auto pilot just going through the motions every day

– You feel stuck in a rut but don’t know what to do about it

– You want to finally stop procrastinating and make progress on your dreams in life

– You’re smart and extremely talented but feel like you’re not living up to your full potential

– You spend all day taking care of other people and have no time or energy left for yourself

– You’ve always dreamed of ____ but it feels unachievable and your’e afraid to fail

– You want to try something different but you’re not sure what

Join us for an unforgettable vision board workshop

January 1st, 2016 12 – 9PM  – Scrap Diva Retreats (Murrieta, California) 

Click on the link above or email

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During the Diva Vision Board Workshop you will create four gorgeous visual projects including a unique purpose driven vision board reflecting what you really want to achieve in 2016

#1 Vision Board – Create an amazing vision board to help you attract what you want in your life 

Vision Board Examples

  • You will learn how to create a vision board that will help you achieve your best year
  • You will gain clarity on what you truly want in your life and how you want to feel
  • You will learn the secrets on how to use images and words to super charge your vision board to attract your dreams with less effort
  • You will leave with 4 detailed worksheets and 4 videos on how to recreate the vision board process anytime you choose

#2 Dream Bigger Mixed Media Canvas

Dream Bigger Canvas

  • You will learn how to create a colorful mixed media canvas using acrylic paints, gelatos, texture paste and deco foil
  • The canvas will serve as a visual reminder to follow your dreams and continue to dream bigger
  • You will leave feeling inspired and empowered to rise above your circumstances and manifest the life of your dreams

#3 Daydream Journal 

Daydream Journal

  • You will learn how to create a decorated journal using gesso, colorful acrylic paints and deco foil
  • You will use your journal during the workshop for vision planning, goal setting and gratitude acknowledgment
  • You will learn exercises to awaken your dreams and use the journal as a compass to move toward achievement

#4 Affirmation Cards

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  • You will create 8 positive motivational affirmation cards using specialty designed print outs, glitter tape and gold decorations
  • You will learn how to use positive affirmations related to your goals to motivate, inspire and energize you all year long

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#5 Workshop Exclusives – Bonuses Support and Much More 

  • You will have an opportunity to connect with and develop a friendship with other motivated women like yourself on the same journey
  • You will receive access to a private Facebook community where you can join and gain support on achieving your goals throughout the year
  • You will receive a special 40% off coupon that can be used on any regularly priced item during the workshop
  • A few surprises will be announced during the workshop

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RSVP by clicking on this link.

Or email

We have 2 spots left 

9 Books That Will Inspire Your Best Year Ever!

Books are a great way to learn new things and feel motivated toward action. Below I share with you the books that have been the most inspirational in my life.

I just posted the second video in the 4 part vision board series. In the second video, I demonstrate multiple ways to fill your life with more inspiration.

Click Here to get access to all the FREE videos and worksheets on how to create your own phenomenal vision board.

Below are some of my favorite self improvement books that have helped me create an AWESOME vision board and have really motivated me to become a better version of myself.  I included a link to some of my favorites below.

1. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People 

2. The Seat of the Soul 

3. Awaken The Giant Within 

4. Essentialism

5. The Miracle Morning

6. Think and Grow Rich 

7. The Four Agreements 

8. The Secret

9. Start With Why 

What’s Similar About Scrapbooking and Vision Boarding?

Scrapbooking is all about choosing which memories you want to focus on from your past. Whereas, vision boarding is about choosing what you want in your future.

I would love it if you joined me on a journey to dream really BIG and create the future you desire by designing your own vision board. Sign up to receive my 4 part Diva Vision Board video series. I will start sending out these FREE videos and worksheets on how to create your own DIVAlicious vision board starting November 15th.

Click Here to Get Free VIP Access 



Diva Vision Board Workshop

Hello Diva,

I’m so excited to share with you an easy 4-step process to create a vision board the Diva way!

4 Step Vision Board


Click here for VIP access

I will send you a serious of free videos and free worksheets that will walk you through the process of creating an EPIC vision for yourself.

4 Easy Steps:


Do you want to accomplish your dreams, attract more positive energy into your life and start living with more purpose and clarity?

Then you will want to create a vision board! A vision board is basically a creative representation of your dreams, aspirations and the energy you want to attract into your life.

Here’s an example of a vision board I created which is about creating a new art space in San Diego called SoCal Art Diva.

One important item to include on a vision board are words that connect the feelings you want to have when you achieve your dream. For example, I added the words “connecting with like-minded souls” because I want to attract women that are happy to be there creating artwork.

SoCal Art Diva Connecting

I also added the birds and butterflies because I want to create a space where people feel free to soar creatively and express themselves.

Vision Board Butterflies

I added the message of “letting go of imperfections and accepting ourselves” because I wanted to remind myself to have fun, get messy and to be happy with imperfection.

Letting Go

Check out my other video where I share some of the vision boards I’ve created:

Vision Board 1 – Writing a Memoir

DIY Vision Board

What are your thoughts about vision boards? What would you like to learn more about? I would love to hear from you in a comment.

Guess Who Won First Place at The Halloween Contest?

I was pretty excited to win the first place prize at my companywide Halloween contest!

I was a regulation rapper. For those of you who don’t know what a regulation rapper is… that’s ok because I totally made it up. You know that old 80’s rap song called O.P.P?


I made a parody to this rap song called F.O.C.

(For the record, I’m not ‘down with O.P.P. I was shocked at what the actual lyrics to this song meant! As a kid I just liked the beat.)

During our Halloween contest and parade I got up in front of our entire company and sang the rap song.

  • You down with F.O.C?
  • Ya you know me? 
  • A.K.A “Friend of Compliance
  • To the B, to the C, to the DD
  • Reg Z, well that’s not that simple….
  • It’s not from the NCUA
  • It’s from the CFPB
  • What up, yo!

Well it was super funny in person!

I also made a really awesome photo booth in my office and took pictures of my AMAZING co-workers. It was so much fun! I would love to create a cool Photo Booth at Scrap Diva Retreats.


Would you enjoy a photo booth at Scrap Diva Retreats?

I think it would be fun to have dress up stuff like silly glasses, hats and props. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I just haven’t had any free time.

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Did you dress up for Halloween? Did you take some cute pictures of your kids and/or grandkids? I would love to see all your pictures.

Post them on Facebook at



Dear Kelly, I just want you to know

Dear Kelly, I just want you to know that YOU are amazing.

– You are right where you are supposed to be.

-You make a difference in the lives of others simply by being you.

-You make a positive impact by following your nature, living in the moment and choosing to share your happiness with others.

-You cannot change the past or control other people. However, you can CHOOSE how you react to others and situations.

-You provide your best energy to life on a consistent basis, and although sometimes things don’t always work out, all “character building” experiences are meant to teach lessons.

-Have the courage to do what you were put here to do!

-Have faith that AMAZING things will occur when you let go of fear and surrender to the gentle knowledge that you are on the right path and you will reach the intended destination at the right time.

Kelly Rae Roberts

Painting by Kelly Rae Roberts

Tonight I was looking at the beautiful mantras created by the artist Kelly Rae Roberts and felt inspired to write a letter to my inner child about fear. I want to let go of the fear I have of playing too big, not playing big enough and not being perfect enough.


I must constantly remind myself that…

I Am Enough

Someone once told me that I should treat myself with kindness and forgiveness the way I would treat a child. Which is much more difficult to do than it sounds because I’m naturally inlined to be harder on myself than I am on anybody else.

The first agreement in the book titled The Four Agreements  is 

Be Impeccable with Your Word

Author Don Ruiz, describes your word as being the most powerful gift you have and that it is pure magic. His message is that the words you use to talk to yourself take on a magic of their own and have the power to impact your entire world.

Use the word to share your love. Use white magic, beginning with yourself. Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.




New Years Vision Board Retreat

Hello everyone,

I’m so excited because I’ve been planning an EPIC vision board retreat for New Years 2016.

Do you want to accomplish your dreams, attract positive energy into your life and start living your life on purpose with clarity?

Then you will want to create a vision board! A vision board is basically a creative representation of your dreams, aspirations and the energy you want to attract into your life.

When I say energy I’m really talking about all things you want to do, see, feel and have. Basically everything has energy to it whether it is money, love, fortune or success.

So as Mary Oliver eloquently stated:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”

  • Do you want to lose weight or eat healthier?
  • Do you want to save more money or get that promotion at work?
  • Are you looking for a new relationship?
  • Are you wanting to start a new business or change your career?

A vision board can help you attract whatever you want in your life and I can show you how in our upcoming vision board workshop.

In this video I’m sharing with you one of the 4 vision boards I created this year. I plan on sharing the other 3 videos soon so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if this is something you are curious about.

Are you interested in creating your own vision board? I’m currently in the process of creating a vision board workshop! Sign up below to get notified when I announce it.

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The vision board workshop retreat is going to be EPIC!!! You won’t want to miss it!

Don’t worry if you aren’t local because I will also be creating an electronic workshop for you! So please make sure to sign up in the link above if you want to be notified of the details.

Here’s a sneak peak at another vision board I created this year. I will post YouTube video sharing this one soon on my channel.

Art Vision Board

I hope you have an amazing day! Thank you for reading this blog post.

How to Create DIY Marquee Letters

Hello everyone, last week I had an AMAZING time making my own DIY marquee letters. The marquee letters are perfect for room décor, decorations for a birthday party or even a wedding. I think they would be an amazing gift for a family member or a friend!

In the video below I’m showing you how to create these amazing quick and easy DIY marquee letters by Heidi Swapp. I was so excited to find these awesome letters on sale at Target for only $4.50 per letter! I couldn’t wait to rush home to put the letters together and share them with you.

I hope you enjoyed this video and you feel inspired you to make your own DIY marquee letters. If you make some I would love it if you took a picture and shared it with me by tagging #scrap diva .  If you enjoyed the video please give it a thumbs up on YouTube and subscribe to my channel for more crafty goodness. I share videos on DIY projects, scrapbooking, art journaling and mixed media.

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How To Create A Gorgeous Tag Using Texture Paste and Distress Ink

I had a fabulous time this weekend creating some awesome new technique tag videos! I plan on sharing a new video every week. Please sign up for my YouTube Channel here:

In this first technique video, I share with you how to create a fabulous art quote tag using texture paste and distress inks. My favorite thing about Ranger Distress Paste is that it absorbs color whereas other paste typically acts as a resist to inks.

Here are the supplies I used in the video:

Ranger Craft Sheet

Ranger Distress Inks: Seedless Preserve, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry

Ranger Texture Paste

Ranger Stickles: Starry Night, Aqua, Glam Pink

Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools

Ranger Distress Stain: Dusty Concord

In my next video I’m going to share with you the difference between Ranger’s Texture Paste and Prima’s Texture Paste so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel: Thank you for watching! Please share with your friends.