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The Creativation show happens each January.  This is where the manufacturers showcase their newest creations for the paper crafting world.  Retail store owners as well as designers in the craft industry gather here to see what is newest and learn how to use it.  A very exciting few days! The very best items are all on order and will be shipping to Scrap & Bean as the manufacturers release their newest goodies, which starts now and continues arriving through March and some even in April.  Be sure you are on the Scrap & Bean newsletter to hear about all the great stuff as it arrives.   Here are some photos from this years show to give you an idea of the creativity that happens.

Lovely Lilac Collection


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When you want to create several Thank You cards in a short amount of time, this is what happens...                   This Thank You paper is available in: Cream paper with Gold foil                 and Black paper with Gold Foil:               Click here to shop these beautiful Thank You Papers now.          To create these easy and quick thank you cards,  I matted that Thank You design paper onto Gold Foil Cardstock. Look at the variety of foil cardstock colours we keep in stock!  Add extra shimmer to your next project.              

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Dec 22, Friday..... Open noon-9pm
Dec 23, Saturday.... Open noon-4pm
Christmas Eve....closed
Christmas Day....closed
Dec 26, Tuesday.....Open noon-4pm

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Valentine paper doesn't have to wait for valentines day.  If often works great for everyday photos of anything, or anyone that you love.   In this project I used it for my son and his pets.  Simply layering solid coloured card stock for a photo mat, as well as a frame behind the one piece of patterned paper make for a quick and easy-peasy project. When scrapbooking, don't forget to preserve those photos of your four-legged family.     On your next visit to Scrap & Bean you can see this project in our Pet section.  We have a large assortment of pet papers and embellishments. To create this project, use these items shown below.  Click on any photo to shop for that item now.   

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My soon-to-be daughter-in-law was making the final choices on her favourite dress for the special day.  Moments and memories that deserve to be captured and preserved.  For this two page scrapbook project I wanted to capture that this gal loves bling!  I also wanted to keep the colours neutral so it will fit in with any wedding colour she chooses.  In the end I think that neutral on neutral look helped give this project an elegant look.     This bling was created by using the rose lace, then layering silver glitter ribbon onto it, then topping it off with a ribbon of white pearls. See the links below to shop for these beautiful ribbons.   The chipboard title was first painted white.  Next I used the Emboss It Dauber to cover the entire chipboard surface.  Next sprinkle white embossing powder and heat set.  Add another layer of Emboss It Dauber to the entire chipboard surface.  Sprinkle Holographic Embossing Powder, shake off the excess powder, and heat set.  Now you have some nice sparkle!  For extra bling on the "Yes" portion of this chipboard title, I applied liquid glue that dries clear.  Then I sprinkled Silver Halo Glitter onto the wet glue and allowed that to dry.  The Silver Halo Glitter is part of the Encrusted Jewel Kit Blue. The photo mats are cut from Silver Glitter Cardstock.  Yes, that is a lot of bling on this project.  And so fun to work with so much sparkle! To create this project you will need the items shown in the pictures below.  Click on each link to purchase the item now.                              Next time you visit Scrap & Bean, look for this project on display in our Wedding section.   Happy Crafting! Kathy  

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A one-layer of paper project, which is unusual for me.  Sometimes it is suitable to keep the layers minimal, such was the case in this project.  Where I wanted to keep the focus on the photo and the memory of that moment in time.        To create this project I started with the rose paper found in the collection called Wedding Day. The photo is matted with black card stock, which simply separates it from the background paper.  The design paper has these beautiful roses, along with red confetti on it.  I wanted to carry that confetti look up into the bottom of the photo.  I found that red crushed glass was the perfect embellishment to accomplish this. In the project image above it is difficult to distinguish which red bits are 3D and which are part of the paper design.  Exactly the look I was hoping for.  Don't you love it when things turn out how you imaged?   For the chipboard message I painted the entire chipboard, including the edges with Distress Paint Black Soot.  Then, with a paint brush I pained the single word with Distress Paint Barn Door.  Next I put liquid glue along the bottom of the red word, then sprinkled the same red crushed glass into the glue and let it dry.  Tip: be sure to use a liquid glue which dries clear.   Products used in this project are shown below.  Click on the image to purchase it now.          

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  Annual Ghouls Weekend Halloween 3-DAY CROP! Halloween is the perfect time for Ghouls to have a weekend scrap at Scrap & Bean! Yes that is 3 days of crafting! Everyone gets their own 6' table. FREE double-page Halloween scrapbook project for everyone that attends. There is a photo booth at this event, and this project is the perfect place for those halloween shots. d This event includes: Full 6' table for every person! Lots of room to spread out your projects makes for a comfy, creative event! Snacks, bottled water, pop, and fresh brewed coffee. We also have specialty coffees, lattes and more! Door prizes throughout each of the 3 days. Everyone goes home with goodies! 15% discount on purchases these 3 days (ask for details in store). Friday the event doors open at 10am!... and we craft to midnight, with a hot supper this evening. Saturday 10am to midnight. Morning muffins and juice, sandwich bar for lunch, and hot supper catered by A'Capella catering...which is delicious! Sunday 11am to 4pm. Hot brunch catered by A'Capella catering. Bring your unfinished projects, your tools and supplies and enjoy 3 days of paper crafting and socializing! Note: What happens at the crop...could end up in a scrapbook! 🙂 Here is the Scrapbook project which you will receive for FREE, when you attend this event.

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Join us once a month for Chip Nights (chipboard that is!) Explore a variety of mediums and techniques to apply to your chipboard embellishments.

This Friday we are pulling out the paint! Dylusions paint in a variety of colours will be out and open for you to FREELY use on any of the chipboard pieces you purchase during this event.

We supply: -Dylusions Paint - sponge applicators - gloves

You choose and purchase the chipboard items of your choice, then join us at the paint table and add a variety of colours to your favourite chippy pieces.

No experience needed. Are you looking to add breadth and interest to your scrapbooks, journal pages, and three-dimensional projects? Chipboard is a highly versatile medium that has a smooth surface ready for paint or other textures to be applied. Chipboard can take your craft beyond ordinary.

Here are some of the great looking pieces that the ladies painted tonight...


Special thanks to Joy, Rena, and Denice for letting us share their creative painting with all of you.

Watch for our next Chip Night in September.

No need to register, just stop by between 6-8pm on Chip Nights.