New Years 2016 Vision Board Workshop

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Start the new year off refreshed, energized and clear on what you want to achieve next year. 

 Dream Bigger – Get Inspired – Visualize Goals – Affirm Your Intentions

Does any of this sound like you?

– You want to live a happier and more meaningful life but you’re not sure how

– You feel like your living on auto pilot just going through the motions every day

– You feel stuck in a rut but don’t know what to do about it

– You want to finally stop procrastinating and make progress on your dreams in life

– You’re smart and extremely talented but feel like you’re not living up to your full potential

– You spend all day taking care of other people and have no time or energy left for yourself

– You’ve always dreamed of ____ but it feels unachievable and your’e afraid to fail

– You want to try something different but you’re not sure what

Join us for an unforgettable vision board workshop

January 1st, 2016 12 – 9PM  – Scrap Diva Retreats (Murrieta, California) 

Click on the link above or email kelly@scrapdivaretreats.com

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During the Diva Vision Board Workshop you will create four gorgeous visual projects including a unique purpose driven vision board reflecting what you really want to achieve in 2016

#1 Vision Board – Create an amazing vision board to help you attract what you want in your life 

Vision Board Examples

  • You will learn how to create a vision board that will help you achieve your best year
  • You will gain clarity on what you truly want in your life and how you want to feel
  • You will learn the secrets on how to use images and words to super charge your vision board to attract your dreams with less effort
  • You will leave with 4 detailed worksheets and 4 videos on how to recreate the vision board process anytime you choose

#2 Dream Bigger Mixed Media Canvas

Dream Bigger Canvas

  • You will learn how to create a colorful mixed media canvas using acrylic paints, gelatos, texture paste and deco foil
  • The canvas will serve as a visual reminder to follow your dreams and continue to dream bigger
  • You will leave feeling inspired and empowered to rise above your circumstances and manifest the life of your dreams

#3 Daydream Journal 

Daydream Journal

  • You will learn how to create a decorated journal using gesso, colorful acrylic paints and deco foil
  • You will use your journal during the workshop for vision planning, goal setting and gratitude acknowledgment
  • You will learn exercises to awaken your dreams and use the journal as a compass to move toward achievement

#4 Affirmation Cards

Affirmation Tags

  • You will create 8 positive motivational affirmation cards using specialty designed print outs, glitter tape and gold decorations
  • You will learn how to use positive affirmations related to your goals to motivate, inspire and energize you all year long

Affirmation Card

#5 Workshop Exclusives – Bonuses Support and Much More 

  • You will have an opportunity to connect with and develop a friendship with other motivated women like yourself on the same journey
  • You will receive access to a private Facebook community where you can join and gain support on achieving your goals throughout the year
  • You will receive a special 40% off coupon that can be used on any regularly priced item during the workshop
  • A few surprises will be announced during the workshop

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RSVP by clicking on this link.

Or email Kelly@scrapdivaretreats.com

We have 2 spots left 

How To Create A Gorgeous Tag Using Texture Paste and Distress Ink

I had a fabulous time this weekend creating some awesome new technique tag videos! I plan on sharing a new video every week. Please sign up for my YouTube Channel here: http://bit.ly/1TeEJLF


In this first technique video, I share with you how to create a fabulous art quote tag using texture paste and distress inks. My favorite thing about Ranger Distress Paste is that it absorbs color whereas other paste typically acts as a resist to inks.

Here are the supplies I used in the video:

Ranger Craft Sheet

Ranger Distress Inks: Seedless Preserve, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry

Ranger Texture Paste

Ranger Stickles: Starry Night, Aqua, Glam Pink

Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools

Ranger Distress Stain: Dusty Concord

In my next video I’m going to share with you the difference between Ranger’s Texture Paste and Prima’s Texture Paste so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1TeEJLF Thank you for watching! Please share with your friends.

Dylusions Paints – Create Scrapbook Pages & Art Journal Pages

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Hello Scrap Divas,

Do you love Instagram? Please come join me and enjoy the gorgeous pictures here.

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Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds – New Class Announcement!

Hello fabulous Divas,

I’m so excited to share with you a new project I just created. I plan on teaching these tags on March 21st. RSVP quickly on our meetup we only have 4 spots available 🙂

http://www.meetup.com/ScrapDivaRetreats/events/220563077/

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The best product at CHA – Dylusions Paints!

I’m so excited to share with you an amazing new product that will be coming to Scrap Diva Retreats soon! I experienced a fun and excited adventure at the Craft & Hobby Association Mega Convention (CHA) in Anaheim in January and of course fell in love with some new products that I had to bring home and share with you!

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Dyan Reaveley’s  new paints are amazing for art journaling and they match her Dylussions sprays which I’m in love with. They are so vibrant! I bought the entire set of 12 gorgeous, vibrant acrylic paints that complement and coordinate with her line of Dylusions Ink Sprays. I also bought some more Dylusions Ink Sprays. The paints are easily blendable, waterproof and dry quickly to a matte finish. You can also write over the top of them. They are perfect for art journalers! You can create beautifully blended backgrounds on paper or other surfaces. They dry quickly which makes it easy to doodle and journal without your pages sticking together.
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The colors are so vibrant and they blend perfectly with the Dylusions sprays. Check out this art journal page that I made recently and posted on the blog.
I love Dyan’s bold, vibrant, fun colors and personality!
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You can check out a video of her new paints here:
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I also ordered a few extra Dylusions Creative Journals. Which I plan on playing with later this year as I work on my documented life project. You can also join the Documented Life Project for free so check out the link.

The next time you visit Scrap Diva Retreats make sure to check out the new paints!
Also…. I plan on announcing two more day crops this year! So be sure to join our Meetup group so that you are first to get the notification of the crops.
Have a fabulous scraptacular day!

 

 

 

Art Journal Page – Week 3 Documented Life Project

The theme for January is – The blank page and how to face it!

Week 3 – DLP January 17th, 2015
Art Challenge: The Color Wheel


Journal Prompt:

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . .

– Georgia O’Keeffe

This prompt was so much fun for me because I LOVE LOVE LOVE COLORS!!! Of course I had a billion more things planned that I didn’t finish because I was playing in my art journal all weekend with colors! My favorite colors are Dylusions ink sprays. 

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To get started with the prompt I first played with the warm colors…
Warm Colors

I had fun stamping Dina Wakley’s new stamp set on the background.

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Then I played around with cool colors….

Cool Colors

I made so many swatches of color that I decided to create a rainbow of colors separating the warm colors from the cool colors. I just recently learned why it’s not good to mix warm and cool colors at the same time… Because they make mud! You might already know this color concept but if this is new to you…. it’s an awesome revelation! Especially if you are like me and love colors!

Color Swatches

Then I decided that I better get down to business and finish my art journal page with the quote so I grabbed one of my favorite stencils, Dyan’s new star stencil and some of the new Dylusions paints.

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Products used:

–  Dylusions Paints Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise, Crushed Grape

– Dylusions sprays: Tangerine Dream, London Blue, Cut Grass

– Close to My Heart Stamp Set: Unicorn Dreams

Don't quit your day dream

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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!

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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.

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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.

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My parents are growing tomatoes, watermelon, green peppers and pumpkins in the yard.

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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.

 

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 Be grateful for every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so precious.

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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. 

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#12DaysOfThanksgiving

Day 1 – Be Thankful for What You Don’t Have

Day 2 – Be Thankful for Lacking Knowledge

Day 3 – Be Thankful for Difficult Times 

Day 4 – Be Thankful for your Limitations

Day 5 – Be Thankful for Each New Challenge

Day 6 – Be Thankful for Your Mistakes 

Day 7 – Be Thankful When You Are Tired & Weary

Day 8 –  101 Things I’m Grateful For 

Day 9 – Be Thankful For The Setbacks

Day 10 – Gratitude Can Turn a Negative Into a Positive 

Day 11 – Thankful for Scrap Divas

Day 11 – I’m Grateful for Scrap Divas!

 Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

— Marcel Proust

I’m so grateful for all of you because you make my soul blossom! Thank you so much for being a part of this creative community and choosing to live your life in color with one another.

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#12DaysOfThanksgiving

Day 1 – Be Thankful for What You Don’t Have

Day 2 – Be Thankful for Lacking Knowledge

Day 3 – Be Thankful for Difficult Times 

Day 4 – Be Thankful for your Limitations

Day 5 – Be Thankful for Each New Challenge

Day 6 – Be Thankful for Your Mistakes 

Day 7 – Be Thankful When You Are Tired & Weary

Day 8 –  101 Things I’m Grateful For 

Day 9 – Be Thankful For The Setbacks

Day 10 – Gratitude Can Turn a Negative Into a Positive 

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