Hi! I am Diana Kennedy from Edmonton, Alberta. I have always been artistic in some way throughout my life. I have tried my hand at drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting, clay sculpture, jewellery making and all kinds of dancing ranging from ballroom to belly dance. More recently, I am teaching myself how to create art journals and mixed media art. My day job has me using my Master of Science Degree in Clothing and Textiles working as a manager of Arts in Healthcare Programs within an acute care hospital.
I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2007 when I went on a retreat with a friend. I was scrapbooking my wedding and was instantly hooked! I am presently on the design team for "Scrapbooking From the Inside Out" and have been published in Canadian Scrapbooker, Scrapstreet.com and featured on Donna Downey's and Cathy Zielske's blogs. My other interests include clean eating, baking/cooking, organic gardening, hiking, running, biking, being a Zumba® instructor and of course going shopping for scrapbook supplies.
I am inspired daily by all the many talented people who tell their life stories through the art of scrapbooking and am anxious to help you do the same at the Scrapbook Your Heart retreat.
Diana is not only super sweet, but she is just over the top talented and is PERFECTLY tuned into what this retreat is all about!!! As we say over and over, Scrapbook Your Heart is a retreat designed to help you explore and craft about deeper matters of the heart... it is about women coming together to help one another make it through this life on earth that is sometimes amazing, but many times nasty!! And Diana is all about crafting the good, the bad and the downright ugly parts of what we all encounter in this life...
And a personal favourite that was picked for publication in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Edmonton last fall... we simply couldn't resist her butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!
So as you can see, not only is Diana super talented, but she is beautifully vulnerable, inspiring and eager to share herself with us at Scrapbook Your Heart.
Be sure to check out more on her blog and please give her some LOVE!!
And know that we are almost already sold out!!! We only have 1 cabin left in Aspen Ridge and 3 in Creekside!!! And we can hardly wait!!! There is nothing else like this event... we may go home exhausted from lack of sleep, but you also take home the life changes, fresh perspectives, new friends and crafty projects to remind each one how incredibly special you are!!! Please join us :)
Check out this beautiful photo of the little chapel out at Camp Caroline!! It was a stormy summer evening when the sun broke through the clouds and shone on the chapel and a rainbow appeared!!! It was there for a fleeting moment and thank goodness I had my camera around my neck :)
I ended up using this photo as the title page in my "Scrapbook Your Faith" article that is published in the Winter 2010/11 Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine issue (on newstands now!!!) so be sure to check it out!! You can also see one of the layouts from the article HERE
Also... the group shot from our 2010 retreat will be in the Spring 2011 issue so watch for that as well!!
Book the weekend NOW for our next annual Scrapbook Your Heart Alberta wide weekend retreat taking place May 13-15, 2011 at Camp Caroline in Caroline, Alberta!!! We are still working out some of the session topics and themes, but know that this year is going to be AMAZING!!!!
Just remember that this is NOT a crop weekend, but rather a ladies getaway retreat with sessions, projects (supplies provided), optional classes and the opportunity to learn, grow, create, play, laugh, cry, hot tub, hike, take pictures, make friends and dig a little deeper into matters of the heart.
Space is limited and registration will open beginning of February... first for "repeat attenders" and then for "newcomers" until full.