In honor of the upcoming Shop Hop I thought it would be fun to share with you my scrapbook pages from Scrap Diva Retreats 2012 Shop Hop adventures.
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
- Discounts – With your passport you are eligible to receive 20% off your purchases.
- 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)
- Win Prizes – When you visit the participating shops you will be eligible to win prizes!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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!
- Shop – Go ahead and splurge on yourself and pick out a few new scrapbook supplies!
- New Products – Check out all the awesome new products in stores.
- 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.
The next time you create a back to school layout, try this grid technique to get all your kid’s photos into one fabulous scrapbook layout. Its simple and you can easily see the progression throughout the years.
When my grandmother passed away I gathered all her pictures of my dad and created this layout.
My daddy is funny, quirky and tenacious. He has the type of personality that can light up any room and he’s always the “life of the party.”
My daddy is the coolest kid in the world! He’s creative, funny and loving. My daddy enjoys collecting “things” such as books, records and art supplies. He runs around all day and does a million things at once. He’s extremely artistic and loves to play chess.
I decided to embark on a quest to scan all the awesome pages in my scrapbook albums. This has actually been one of my long standing projects! Ok, maybe not every page is awesome but I’m still going to scan them all and make a copy to store on an extra hard drive.
I hope to inspire you to scan and share your own albums!
Here’s a few of the reasons to scan your scrapbook pages:
- You can easily print copies and give them to family members for keepsakes.
- You can store the extra hard drive in a safe as a backup copy in case your original scrapbooks get destroyed.
- You can share the scrapbook pages with your friends on social media!
- It’s fun to go back and look at all the old school scrapbook layouts you have made.
- You worked hard on every scrapbook page! Taking the time to scan them helps you appreciate all your years of hard work!
I’ve been having a fabulous time reminiscing and going through my old scrapbooks. It’s refreshing to look back on memories that I forgot and see new tidbits about my former self.
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.
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.
Letty made a gorgeous Julie Nutting Mermaid doll for the guest book:
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.
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.
Thank you Divas for an amazing Scrapbook Retreat Weekend! I can’t wait to scrapbook with you all again soon 🙂
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and enjoyed time with your friends and family! We went to visit my parents in San Ardo. On the way I had fun art journaling in the car and playing with my new “Project Life App” by Becky Higgins.
San Ardo is a tiny town North of Paso Robles and suits my parents perfectly. Although the population on the sign says 576, most of the people have moved away and there’s only about 150 left.
My parents are growing tomatoes, watermelon, green peppers and pumpkins in the yard.
My dad has a ton of boxes and he kept some of my old Sandman comics from when I was a kid. It was awesome to grab a few of them.
Be grateful for every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so precious.
It was a rewarding experience reflecting on all the things in life to be thankful for. I hope to continue this practice past Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing the journey with me.