One Hit Wonder Scrapbook Page – On the Boardwalk

One of my favorite parts about the Shop Hop is all the awesome 6X6 scrapbook layouts you get to collect. I used some of the materials from the make-n-takes to create larger 12X12 layouts. It was fun being creative to see how many different looks I could create with the extra scraps.

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More Scrap Diva Retreats Shop Hop Adventure Pics

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.

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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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School Scrapbook Layout #TBT

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.

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When my grandmother passed away I gathered all her pictures of my dad and created this layout.

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Who’s Your Daddy?

 

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.”

Daddy Layout

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.

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5 Reasons You Should Scan Your Scrapbook Pages

Hi Divas,

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:  

  1. You can easily print copies and give them to family members for keepsakes.
  2. You can store the extra hard drive in a safe as a backup copy in case your original scrapbooks get destroyed.
  3. You can share the scrapbook pages with your friends on social media!
  4. It’s fun to go back and look at all the old school scrapbook layouts you have made.
  5. You worked hard on every scrapbook page! Taking the time to scan them helps you appreciate all your years of hard work!

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The First Diva Pose – 10 Years Old – Simple Scrapbook Layout

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.

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Here’s the first evidence I found of my “DIVA POSE.”

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Paper Piecing – Old School Scrapbook Technique!

I’m super excited because I finally figured out how to scan my scrapbook pages using my new Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner! The truth is…the scanner is not brand new because I bought it last year but it took me all day to figure out how to download the right driver and get some good scans. What I’m stoked about is that I figured out how to stitch the scans together using Photoshop Elements. I haven’t quite figured out how to get it perfect yet….in the scan you can see a blur near the C where the pages were stitched together. But this year one of my mantra is: “Done is better than perfect!”

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New Prima Products – Finnabair & Jamie Dougherty

Mixed Media Madness

OMG- I can’t sleep! Visions of mixed media projects are dancing inside my head! Yesterday I took two amazing classes from two of my favorite designers (Jamie Dougherty & Anna Dabrowska) at my favorite local manufacturer- Prima in Chino, California!

It was an amazing way to kick off CHA for 2015!!!

Anna Dabrowska (A.K.A Finnabair) is a mixed media Prima designer who was born in Poland and lives in Ireland. She creates amazing 3-dimensional masterpieces using gesso and paste. I totally love her style. I didn’t get a chance to take enough pictures so I plan on taking more at CHA. Yesterday she shared with us how to use all these products and it was sooooo much fun! I can’t wait to make more and show you how to create phenomenal 3d dimensional masterpieces!

Kelly and Anna

Her new Mardi Gras glitter is gorgeous! I’m bringing some home to play with 🙂

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Jamie Dougherty is a brilliant local SoCal artist who designs soulful Bloom girls stamps. I have some of these amazing girls at Scrap Diva Retreats and we creating the Bloom girl albums a few moths ago.

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I can’t wait to share with you her amazing new collection of Bloom girl stamps! Each one has an inspiring message with it. These are truly gorgeous!!!! I will take lots of pictures at CHA and show you.

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I cannot wait to share with you all the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G mixed media projects and scrapbook pages we can make with these new product lines!!!!  Here’s a short video on some of the new AMAZING modeling pastes and gels Prima just launched. Sorry the video cut out because my phone died.


Prima pastes and gels

I met some amazing new friends from Germany like Ursala & Louise! I just thought of something…. Wouldn’t it be amazing if I could take a sabbatical and travel around the world to all the scrapbook stores and meet amazing artistic women! Ursala “started” the scrapbooking movement in Germany and she’s been attending CHA for the past 11 years!

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The possibilities in life are truly amazing! As Mary Oliver wisely asked the world:

What do you want to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Personally I want to try everything!  I’m a life sampler who is in love with everything! Certainly I want to go check out Germany!!

In the meantime… Maybe I will sleep a few more hours. Sweet dreams Scrap Divas…tomorrow will be another amazing adventurous 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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