10 Reasons to Love The Shop Hop

Hi Divas, I hope you are all having an amazing time enjoying your summer.

July has finally arrived and that means its time for the AWESOME SoCal Shop Hop! The Shop Hop runs from July 17th to August 2nd. More information can be found on the official website www.socalshophop.com

10 Reasons to Love the So Cal Shop Hop 

  1. Discounts – With your passport you are eligible to receive 20% off your purchases.
  2. Decorations – Every store decorates and comes up with an amazing theme.  (Examples include: Stampin’ Post – A picnic, Scraparazzi – Hollywood, The Making Place – A Day at the Ballet, Custom Impressions – A Day at the Beach)  Day at Beach - Shop Hop
  3. Win Prizes – When you visit the participating shops you will be eligible to win prizes!
  4. Scrapbook Layouts – Each store will have a themed 6×6 scrapbook layout available for free if you spend $10 or more (pre-tax, post-discount). The promos are also available for purchase if you don’t qualify for the purchase minimums.
  5. Collect Charms – Each store will have their own themed charm. If you end up spending $20 or more (pre-tax, post-discount) you will receive their charm free.
  6. Pictures – Each store offers a unique opportunity for you to take a phenomenal picture with your friends. Like these Rubber Ducky Day pictures taken at Scraparazzi Scraparazii Rubber Shop Hop 2012
  7. Adventure- The Shop Hop is a great excuse to go out on an adventure and visit all those amazing local scrapbook stores owned by phenomenal entrepreneurs!
  8. Shop – Go ahead and splurge on yourself and pick out a few new scrapbook supplies!
  9. New Products – Check out all the awesome new products in stores.
  10. Friends – Have fun checking out all the store themes, make-n-takes and shopping with your best friends! You can meet some amazing new friends too!

In 2012 we visited all the participating scrapbook stores from Bakersfield to San Diego in Diva style! This year unfortunately I’m super busy with work but I wanted to share with you some of the scrapbook pages from those adventures a couple years ago and hopefully inspire you to get out there and shop hop around yourself. Hopefully next year I will take some time off work to organize some fun shopping adventures.

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Underwater Mermaid Canvas Class – 3 Spots Available

Hello Divas,

If you are free next Saturday on April 18th, we would love for you to join us for a fun class on creating this gorgeous mermaid canvas.

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Mermaid Picture Frame Class & Scrapbook Weekend

Hello Divas,

Do you love mermaids and want to create this gorgeous picture frame? Then come join us for an exciting class where you will learn how to gesso a frame, decorate using acrylic paint dabbers, stickles, glitter, stencils, stamps and paste.

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My Instagram Weekly Roundup

Hello Scrap Divas,

Do you love Instagram? Please come join me and enjoy the gorgeous pictures here.

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The best product at CHA – Dylusions Paints!

I’m so excited to share with you an amazing new product that will be coming to Scrap Diva Retreats soon! I experienced a fun and excited adventure at the Craft & Hobby Association Mega Convention (CHA) in Anaheim in January and of course fell in love with some new products that I had to bring home and share with you!

Dylusions Paint
Dyan Reaveley’s  new paints are amazing for art journaling and they match her Dylussions sprays which I’m in love with. They are so vibrant! I bought the entire set of 12 gorgeous, vibrant acrylic paints that complement and coordinate with her line of Dylusions Ink Sprays. I also bought some more Dylusions Ink Sprays. The paints are easily blendable, waterproof and dry quickly to a matte finish. You can also write over the top of them. They are perfect for art journalers! You can create beautifully blended backgrounds on paper or other surfaces. They dry quickly which makes it easy to doodle and journal without your pages sticking together.
Dylussions Paints
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The colors are so vibrant and they blend perfectly with the Dylusions sprays. Check out this art journal page that I made recently and posted on the blog.
I love Dyan’s bold, vibrant, fun colors and personality!
Dyan Reasley
You can check out a video of her new paints here:
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I also ordered a few extra Dylusions Creative Journals. Which I plan on playing with later this year as I work on my documented life project. You can also join the Documented Life Project for free so check out the link.

The next time you visit Scrap Diva Retreats make sure to check out the new paints!
Also…. I plan on announcing two more day crops this year! So be sure to join our Meetup group so that you are first to get the notification of the crops.
Have a fabulous scraptacular day!

 

 

 

Snow in Southern California, Happy New Years! Scrap Diva is Booked for 2015

Happy New Year’s everyone! I hope you had a safe and fun New Years!

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In September I turned 35. I didn’t end up celebrating my birthday because I was wicked sick in bed, but that’s ok because the rest of the year was exciting.

I put this “unbirthday” party picture in my day planner because there’s a funny story that goes with it. A few yeas ago when I was visiting my friend Melyssa we went to a piano bar and she told the singer that it was my birthday when it wasn’t. It’s a great reminder that you can choose to celebrate any day and you don’t have to be confined to your “actual” birthday. So go ahead and plan something fun and give yourself an “unbirthday” party. If anyone gives you a hard time about it tell them that I gave you permission 🙂

September Journal Page

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July & August 2014 Recap- Scrap Diva Retreats Wind Down

Since we are winding down 2014 I thought it would be fun to do a monthly photo recap for the year. If you want to get an email with these updates please click here to sign up.

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May 2014 Recap- Scrap Diva Retreats Wind Down

Since we are winding down 2014 I thought it would be fun to do a monthly photo recap for the year. If you want to get an email with these updates please click here to sign up.

You can view previous posts here:

January 2014 Recap

February 2014 Recap

March 2014 Recap

April 2014 Recap

May was an EPIC month of celebrations!

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