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Today is a sketch, next week we will create a layout of the sketch - it will be posted. In the mean time, we would love to see your interpretation of this sketch. Post it to the site!!

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Colour has the ability to affect your moods... and these colours directly impact your layout creations.
Depending on what theme you are scrapbooking, it will influence what colours you will choose.
Keep in mind when scrapbooking how colour and each colour will affect what emotion you want to relay.

To start off,
Red: stimulates excitement, particularly at night. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. It creates a strong first impression. Red has been shown to raise blood pressure, speed respiration and heart rate. Darker reds will appear muted, rich, and elegant. Red, the most intense, pumps the adrenaline like no other hue and raises energy. A colour of love, emotion, desire and dedication; celebrations and luck.
(excerpts from freshome.com)

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Ring in the New Year and set your state of mind straight up.

Inspired by Ali Edwards and her 'one little word' I challenge you to reflect and divine that one word that will set the pace for your 2008. What do you want to accomplish? What would you like to see in your life? Take this one word and make it your mantra.

My word is 'focus' - bringing my time and goals together to be effective, creative and pure 'me'!

I started by covering my card with two layers of paint - a gentle shade of peach I copied off my mom's poetry books from the 1960s. I took a bit of white paint and went around the edges of the card - just sporadically for a little flair. Next, I added a journalling box by Hambly, and a label sticker from Daisy D. I cut half a flower from the same Daisy D sticker sheet and adhered it to the middle right side of the card, just to create a balanced visual triangle out of my elements. I used Deluxe Designs alpha stickers to write my word "FOCUS" and just a wee bit of journalling.

Easy peasy! And WEEK ONE is complete!

Let's see what you've done. Post a link in the comments section...

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to join us for our Boxing Days Sale:
from Thursday, December 27 - Saturday, December 29we are having a sale. We are wanting to sell off many items in anticipation of new releases in the New Year.
Join Us!

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Our Christmas Wish to you:

Here at Scrap & Bean we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday
May your new year be wrought with blessings of ‘simple joys.’

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In searching for creative ideas to add to my scrapbook pages, I came across this how to...we all like flowers to add to our pages and cards and projects, but sometimes want them to look slightly different. These rosettes are sure to add spice to your projects.
The link is here:make rosettes

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At last post, I posted a calendar...a great idea for Christmas. Well, i thought i would post a few projects created for possible Christmas Ideas - if there is still time or even great ideas for your own self. Check them, one is a canvas for a coffee table. Canvases have been hugely popular as of late and a great way to bring the album 'live' as well, a mini album. This one was created for a friend, in order that she came home from her trip and place memorable photos in the mini album. If you have any Christmas Ideas, I would love to hear them...post a comment...

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I would like to extend a thank you to everyone who joined us at our Christmas Open House this past Saturday. We had a great time enjoying everyone's company and demonstrating new techniques via the make and takes.
The Cards for Troops are now in transport and again, a gracious thank you goes out to everyone who joined in this campaign for a great cause. I never expected as many cards as we received from all of you - Thank you!!
Congratulations to Ethel who won the prize package for this campaign and to all the others who won the various door prizes we had on Saturday.

Be sure to check out the gallery on the website as well - new cards and layouts have been added.

Thank you again everyone!
scrapandbean

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we received new product at the store - the latest...tim holtz. We now have the texture hammer and 'fragments' - acrylic pieces to add to your creations. As well, we received crystal bling from Prima - take a look.

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and calendars are an excellent idea for Christmas gifts. The calendars at the store are blank enabling you to put the dates in for the correct years and best of all, photos. The calendars allow you to look at places, people and things throughout the year - ones' that you recognize. Take a look at the images posted and maybe you will