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.

Kelly's First Dance , Scrapbook

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

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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!

Dylusions Paint
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.
Dylussions Paints
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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!
Dyan Reasley
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!

 

 

 

Selling PB & J at Grateful Dead Show – Kelly Girl Book

My mantra this year is “Done is better than perfect!”

So keeping this spirit in mind, I woke up this morning with a burning desire to complete a chapter in my memoir “Kelly Girl.” Below are a couple paragraphs.

I’ve always been an entrepreneur. When I was nine years old, I made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and sold them at the Grateful Dead shows. I would set up a table next to my dad who sold crystals outside the parking lot of the show. We didn’t have any money so we couldn’t afford to actually go inside the show. Sometimes we would get hooked up with some free tickets or something but for the most part we sat outside the parking lot and sold things to make money.

I remember going to Safeway and getting cheap Safeway Select sodas and those tiny little milk cartons. As an entrepreneur I came up with this gig where I would sell peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for only 50 cents. I made a cute little sign to attract customers who had the munchies. I would sell a PB & J and then wait until the stoner ate about half the sandwich and they were super thirsty. Then I would say, “Hey, you’re in luck because I have one milk carton left and it’s only $1.50. “

Please be gentle with your comments… I’m still working on my writing skills so I know it’s not perfect but at least I’ve started!

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