Scrap Diva Arrives at CHA 2016 Mega Craft Show & Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone, I just arrived at the Convention Center in Anaheim California for the 75th Anniversary CHA Mega Show conference. This is my 3rd time attending the CHA show and this time I plan on doing tons of spontaneous LIVE periscopes so be sure to follow me on #Periscope at @scrapdivakelly if you want to see all the excitement!

This is where over 400+ craft manufactures showcase over 12,000 new products! This is seriously Disneyland for craftahoilcs like myself! I’m so excited to be spending 4 fantastic days checking out all the new supplies and learning from the best designers in the industry. If there’s something you want to see at Scrap Diva Retreats let me know and I can see about buying some for our scrapbook retreat.

I’m thrilled because this year I’ve hired Karen Osborne to assist me with checking out all the awesome new craft supplies so we can share them with you when we come back! The first class we took was an amazing mixed media class taught by Marjie Kemper from New York.

 

Mixed Media

 

Marjie Kemper

Marjie was a very “together” teacher, everything was well organized and the class ran smoothly. I’ve seen Marjie’s amazing work online and I was so excited to be taking a class from her in person! I love all the gorgeous colors she uses. WOW… her portfolio is amazing! Take some time to look at her work, it really is a great site. WWW.marjiekemper.com.

Mixed media class

We made these gorgeous 5 x 7 mixed media pieces of art using a canvas board, paints, stamps and fantastic 3d elements. I especially liked adding the earring by punching a hole through he canvas using a cropadile. What a brilliant way to add dimension! I can’t wait to design a similar class to teach at Scrap Diva Retreats!

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After the mixed media class I took another amazing class by Helen Bradley and learned some awesome tips on how to take better photos. Here’s a few things I learned tonight about using my DSLR camera:

  • There are 3 things you can control the ISO, F-stop & white balance
  • Inside the showroom floor under fluorescents if you’re taking someone’s portrait you can try the following settings (depending upon the lighting)
    • AV =  Aperture priority
    • White balance = fluorescent
    • ISO = 1600
    • F 5.6
  • The smaller the F-Stop the more light it provides
  • You can set up an easy basic light box to take pictures of crafts with two inexpensive lights with daylight bulbs. Here’s the general settings for this:
    • AV =  Aperture priority
    • White Balance = daylight
    • ISO=200
    • F 3.6 (or lowest)

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Be sure to check back tomorrow! I’ve got an phenomenal class itinerary lined up… Are you here at CHA? Tweet me at @scrapdivakelly or #scrapdiva! I would love to meet you 🙂

 

Let’s Kick Off 2016!

Happy New Years everyone!

I hope you had an amazing first week of 2016!

Do you have plans to scrapbook this year? I hope you come scrapbook with us soon at one of our upcoming crops in January or February.  Be sure to check out our posting on the meetup website here.

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We had a phenomenal New Years Vision Board workshop last weekend where we created a vision board, a dream journal, a mixed media canvas and affirmation cards!

It was so much fun and I’m so proud of how awesome everyone’s vision board turned out!

Have you every created a vision board? I know what you might be thinking…. I’m too old to create a vision board or…. It’s too boring for me. Not so! It’s actually really really easy and lots of fun!!!

Check out Randy’s awesome vision board:

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Here’s Sherry’s phenomenal vision board:

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Here’s Antonia’s amazing vision board:

Here’s Bonita’s phenomenal vision board:

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Here’s Dena’s fantastic vision board:

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Here’s Yenni’s awesome vision board:

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So what’s the difference between scrapbooking and vision boarding? Basically, YOU get to choose how you want to create your future in vision boarding. Check out my short video here:

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Check out more pictures on our Facebook page.

We had an amazing workshop on New Years! Creating vision boards, a dream journal, mixed media canvas and affirmation…

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Before the workshop, I created a vision board to manifest the feelings that I wanted the attendees to have. I wanted everyone to feel motivated to achieve the life they want and inspired to follow their dreams. After all… life’s not about finding yourself… it’s about creating yourself!

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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

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  • 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

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#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.

Got extra stickers? Try this amazing scrapbook technique!

What can you do with all those mismatched stickers? Paint over them!!!

If you have some stickers that don’t match or you don’t like the color you can easily paint right over them using Dylusions paints and Ranger’s mini ink blending tool! The great part about this is you scrap your stash while making those stickers go further.

Step 1. Put your title down and use the mini ink blending tool to color over the stickers.

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Step 2. Your stickers will now work as “double duty”! Pull off the stickers and use the new title on another page!

Extra Stickers on Scrapbook Page

I had fun using the bright bold Dylusions colors on these scrapbook pages. The colors are vibrant and fun! I painted these scrapbook pages using a variety of stencils and Dylusions paints which are sold at Scrap Diva Retreats. Check them out the next time you scrapbook with us.

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Santa Cruz will always have a special place in my heart. No matter where I live it will always be my home town!

My Top 10 Mixed Media Art From 2014

Hello Scrap Divas,

I would like to share with you my top 10 favorite mixed media paintings I made last year.

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Dylusions Paints – Create Scrapbook Pages & Art Journal Pages

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Collaged Hearts Tag Class Using Distress Inks

These heart tags were so much fun to make! Distress inks are easy to blend and only require a small amount of patience. I love the bright distress ink colors pack that comes in four beautiful colors:

  • Picked Raspberry
  • Mustard Seed
  • Peacock Feathers
  • Spiced Marmalade

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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!

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.
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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!

 

 

 

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