April 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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January 2014 Recap

February 2014 Recap

March 2014 Recap

April was definitely a quieter month.

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June 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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March Recap Scrap Diva Retreats 2014 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

On March 13th, I was incredibly honored to be a speaker at the 11th business boomer summit in San Diego. I passionately delivered a speech to a room of 250+ people about opening up a small business.

Scrapbooking is the perfect past time for baby boomers because it provides retirees with an outlet to record precious memories of loved ones. Since 2012, over 300 women have attended retreats and events at Scrap Diva Retreats.

Boomer Summit

March was when I decided that I needed a new car. My trusted “hot ride” turned 10 years old and with 164 miles on it she gave me 3 flat tires within a few weeks. The last straw was when she broke down at the Scrapbook Expo when I was trying to host a table at the crop and have an EPIC weekend. Although it was the most inconvenient time to get a flat tire. I decided not to let it ruin the weekend and kept on having fun.

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Scrap Diva Retreats reserved a table at the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim on March 22nd 2014.

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Wendy scrapbooking away!

 

I created an awesome new Tshirt design:

Scrap Divas Don’t Lie They Embellish

Scrap Divas Don't Lie They Embellish

Check out more pictures on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/scrapdivakelly/sets/72157649963491531/

March 2014 Resolutions- New hair cut, new eyes, new car, new website, new policies/procedures, renewed commitment to eating healthier & working out!!!!

On March 28th I got new eye surgery… goodbye glasses! 

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February Recap Scrap Diva Retreats 2014 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 was another fabulous month for crafting. We had Shonna Bucaroff teach a mixed media workshop weekend. Shonna taught us how to make exciting background pages using acrylics and stencils. This was the first time most of the students had used a Gelli plate and it was a huge success making pages for our gorgeous winged art journal.

Winged Art Journal

I created an awesome day planner and started following Documented Life Project on Facebook. It was so much fun to keep notes and create bits of artwork throughout the year in the planner. I plan on posting a short video sometime in the next month on this.

February

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Mixed Media Mermaid Class – Photos Dec. 7th 2014

We had a fabulous mixed media mermaid class a couple weeks ago.

Mixed Media Mermaid Class

This class has been extremely popular so I’ve offered it a few times on our meetup group. Make sure to sign up for our meetup if you want to be notified of upcoming classes and crops.

 

Meetup

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Scrap Diva Retreats Second Christmas Tea Party

We hosted our second Christmas Tea Party on December 13th, 2014.

We made adorable snowman Christmas cards using Close to My Heart “Cut Above Christmas Card Kit.”

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Scrap Diva Retreats Tea Party

 

 

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Christmas Tea Party

We had some fabulous events recently at Scrap Diva Retreats that I wanted to share with you. Every year we host an annual tea party and this year we hosted two because the first one filled up so quickly!

Christmas Tea Party

On December, 6th 2014 we had our first fabulous tea party. We made adorable Reindeer Christmas cards using Close to My Heart “Cut Above Christmas Card Kit.”

Christmas Tea Party

We sipped on delicious loose leaf tea from Teavana. My favorite tea is Cocoa Carmel Sea Salt. Since we used it all I’m definitely going to buy some more!

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We also enjoyed a fun gift exchange.

Gift Exchange

You can check out more pictures in our Flickr album here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scrapdivakelly/sets/72157649795726702/

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Christmas Divas

Happy Holidays Scrap Divas!

January 2014 Recap

January was a very busy month!

I kicked off the year celebrating and ringing in the new year at “Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala” with my hubby.

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I remember watching Suzi Blu’s awesome Live New Year’s Eve painting on Google Hang out as I was getting ready in the hotel room 🙂

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Christmas Wreath- Snowhaven CTMH Paper

I’m so excited to share with you a quick tutorial on how to make this gorgeous Christmas wreath using Close to My Heart Paper. Check out my quick 4 minute video on Scrap Diva Retreats YouTube channel here:

You can see a picture of the Christmas wreath in the Close to My Heart catalog on page 74.

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Scrapbook Retreat Recap

Here’s a quick recap of our phenomenal Scrapbook Retreat Weekend from a few weeks ago….

I hosted an open retreat where anyone could sign up via our meetup group. We all received the blessing to meet new Divas and make new friends.

Scrap Diva Retreats

Top: Mattie, Diane, Letty, Michele, Jolane
Bottom: Becky, Donna, Kelly, Angela, Andrea, Lisa

 

Letty made a gorgeous Julie Nutting Mermaid doll for the guest book:

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Saturday was an adventure packed day full of lots of scrapbooking, crafting and laughter. I decided to come up with a Julie Nutting mixed media canvas and taught a class.

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I went to bed happy on Saturday night completely amazed with the amount of contagious positive energy the women were exuding from the crop room. On Sunday morning I decided to get up early to print our group photos and gave everyone the opportunity to win prizes through a scrapbook challenge using the group photo.

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Divas

 

Andrea's Scrapbook page

Andrea got 119 social media likes for this layout and won the challenge!

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Homemade Rolls

Enjoying a cup of coffee with Angie’s fresh homemade delicious cinnamon rolls!

Mattie

Mattie made awesome homemade aprons for the Divas!

 

Thank you Divas for an amazing Scrapbook Retreat Weekend! I can’t wait to scrapbook with you all again soon 🙂

 

 

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