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A friend of mine and i were chatting recently, discussing a list we had to make some time ago..in college. The list entailed 100 things we wanted to do before we died. Yes, this list was going to be marked for school grades. Needless, to say, my friend still has hers and checks hers' off, seemingly...frequent.
Me, I cannot find mine any longer. I may have placed it somewhere's, but still have to look. So, I have started a new one. Not just, 100, but 101 things i want to still do. I promise, this time around to keep it...and i promise to scrabook that list. A constant daily reminder of things i still want to do. I wonder if, many of the items listed now were on the list from 10 years ago? And i wonder if my values have changed too?! Definitely something, this time around, that i will scrapbook.
And so, i challenge you to write down your goals yet to do, scrapbook them and keep them in a special place as a continual reminder of who you are and who you are yet to be...

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This week is blue. Blue can affect mood on a layout in many different ways.
Blue can be 'ice blue' inspiring thoughts of winter, ice, and cold - somewhat cold and depressing. Yet, blue can run thoughts of sky and ocean - warm and welcoming, peaceful and tranquil. Blue tends to be a colour of productivity and royal blue denotes loyalty. What will your blue layout look like?

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What do you know for sure? Maybe its your mini mantra or an A-HA moment that happened recently. Start with the prompt "I know..." and create your card for week three!

For my card, I adhered a piece of green Bazzill cardstock to my card. Then I took a foam brush and lightly painted across the surface of the cardstock, enough to show the texture of the cardstock but without covering up all the green. Next, I used a mini circle punch to clip two half-moons from the card, and lines the edges of the card with a pink pen. I wrote out my "I know this..." phrase which I came across this week - love it! I created block letters so that I could shade the inside of the letters. I used a retro sequin and a tiny bead as an "o" on the page for a tiny touch of sparkle.

Have fun playing this week!

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I apologize for not blogging yesterday, however I was reading. Reading about what kind new idea I could place in the entry. I notice the new Creating Keepsakes Magazine is much more lifestyle based vs. layout based, which is okay. Everything changes and changes for a reason - they are taking a new'er' direction and hoping it will be a success in inspiring scrappers, paper crafters and 'life artists' alike to take on a new direction and 'mantra.' And so, this article spoke to me - not necessarily so much as to write one, but i definitely think about one and try to live not only my scrapbooking by one, but my life by one - a mantra!

So i ask you, what is your mantra?

The Creating Keepsakes February article states, "A mantra involves purpose. It involves action. It involves a promise to yourself. ... Your mantra can be a statement of purpose, of strategy, of value or of character (6). ... a constant reminder that grounds you in what you do each day...(www.how-to.com/operations/mission-statement.htm)(What's Your Mantra? p. 87).

Consider your own personal mantra and how it can affect your life day by day - live it freely, with positivity and inspiration.

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Do not forget about our demo days on Saturday, January 19th. We will be demo'ing the foils and stickers, as well the pva glues. Join us from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

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Last week, we discussed red and the effect it can have on a layout. This week, a "red" layout is posted.
Journalling reads: 'cuddle- you are! When you want to be, but truly, you love to hang out - away from the crowd, generally, off to the side, playing or just hangin'. I hope you always beat your own drum, strum your tune - kiddo! It pays off in the end - it truly does!'

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This week I've brought together some of my favourite craft elements to create a card about my favourite season - winter! Maybe that's a little trite to document a season, but think about it...what does a seasonal love say about you? For me, I love to hide in fuzzy warm clothes, eat homemade macaroni and cheese and play outside until I can't feel my toes...

I layered Bohemia paper over the card and added a chipboard snowflake with a fuzzy Memory Makers brad; at first I had painted the edges a snowy white, but - as many of my craft projects tend to do - I changed my mind and added a sparkly aqua border of Stickles.

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So i want to show you our class images....
Our card classes are really popular and why wouldn't they be? Making 9 cards and learning great techniques, these classes are a fun getaway from the everyday...in this class, specifically, you are working with acetate, embossing and masking - Tuesday, January 22 from 630 pm - 900 pm
As well, the acrylic album class, Kelly is teaching. This class and what you will make is "downright cute. Clear acrylic albums are the latest and greatest to hit the scrapbooking scene. Join us to create a fun 5x8 clear album project where we’ll use a variety of media from paint and rub-ons to transparencies and patterned paper." - Monday, January 28 from 700 pm - 900 pm