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!


We also enjoyed a fun gift exchange.

Gift Exchange

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


Christmas Divas

Happy Holidays Scrap Divas!

Halloween Baking Adventure

This week I decided to go on a  Halloween baking adventure and became obsessed with creating the perfect dessert table filled with homemade, delicious and gorgeous looking treats.

My first stop was the grocery store where I bought everything I thought  I needed to bake a few cupcakes and cookies. That night I went home excited to bake a few batches of cupcakes. I brought them into work the next day to frost them which was a bit more hectic…

My first attempt to frost cupcakes!

My first attempt to frost cupcakes!

Frosting cupcakes is definitely messy when you have no idea what you are doing and you stuff frosting into a cheap plastic piping bag without a coupler attached. I didn’t realize I should twist the top part of the bag to prevent the icing from coming out the back! I thought it was a pretty complicated process and got icing all over my arms. I had a blast laughing at myself at 6AM in the morning!

Cupcake Frosting Halloween

The first day the dessert buffet at work was a HUGE success. Everyone kept coming up to me saying they loved the cupcakes and they looked awesome.

Halloween Cupcakes & Cookies Day 1

So naturally I became slightly obsessed and decided to take a quick trip to Michaels for some more sophisticated cupcake piping materials. Of course everything was 70% off so I had to buy a few more things… Then I found myself back at the grocery store and found some adorable frosting colors like this vibrant purple! It was love at first site!


Halloween Desert Buffet Day 2

The Second and third day I decided to go ALL OUT! I went home and baked cupcakes and cookies until I was exhausted. Then the next day I frosted them all!  Between all three days I think it may have taken me about 7 hours to frost all the cupcakes!

3rd Halloween Buffet Table


Halloween Tree

Halloween Cat Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Today I popped into Pier One and had to pick up a few more items because… they were on SALE  and they were ADORABLE!

Halloween Witch IMG_9544

I had a fancy sign made that says “Be a Friend of Compliance”! We decorated our Halloween booth for tomorrow. I’m so excited to unveil our compliance trivia game during our party! Somehow I got talked into being in the dunk tank so that will be another adventure…

Friend of Compliance


Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you enjoyed the Pics.


Kelly with Tina