November & December 2014 Recap- Scrap Diva Retreats Wind Down

In November I had such an amazing experience creating a gratitude journal and documented my journey through  a series of posts called “12 Days of Thanksgiving.”

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September & October 2014 Recap- Scrap Diva Retreats Wind Down

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.

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January 2014 Recap

February 2014 Recap

March 2014 Recap

April 2014 Recap

May was an EPIC month of celebrations!

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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. 

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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.

Wendy

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! 

New Eyes

 

 

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. 

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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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4 Christmas Videos – Christmas Tags, Ornaments & Wreath

I hope you are having a very magical week enjoying the holidays with your friends and family!

I wanted to share a few short Christmas videos with you that I made and put on my YouTube channel. You can subscribe to the Scrap Diva Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/scrapdivaretreats

Here’s a short video on some fun 3D Christmas cards I made with the Close to My Heart Artfully sent circuit cartridge. It’s an awesome card cartridge that gives you the ability to make tons of pop-up cards and 3D card variations. I hope you see something you like and feel inspired to make some AWESOME cards of your own.


I also made a quick tutorial on how to make an adorable Christmas wreath.

Check out this video on Christmas tag ornaments I made using Julie Nutting Stamps. Each ornament tag was inspired by a stanza from Eartha Kitt’s song “Santa Baby.” This is my all time FAVORITE Christmas song. I think it’s a perfect “Diva” song…especially the part about diamonds!

Check out my awesome tutorial on how to make your own Christmas tags which can be used on gifts or ornaments. I used Julie Nutting doll stamps.

 

 

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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