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Making Alpha Embellishments

By Wendy Williams  ·  June 11th, 2008

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Alpha Embellishments are not too difficult to do but it does take some time to make them for all the individual letters of the alphabet, so I decided to see if I could come up with a quicker way

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Adding Rings to Ribbons

By Wendy Williams  ·  May 16th, 2008

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Adding metal rings to your scrapbooking ribbons is not too difficult to do but the result is very effective and you can use it in many different ways. I thought that it would be a good idea to do a…

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Making a Simple Scrapbook Page

By Wendy Williams  ·  May 16th, 2008

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I often get messages asking me how to make a scrapbook page, so I thought that I would run through the stages of making one for you. Hope that this helps people who are new to scrapbooking.

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Tag, You’re It!

By Nancy Marti  ·  May 5th, 2008

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Tags are a great way to embellish your scrapbook layouts. They offer fun and simple ways to say something without a lot of the sappy journaling that many people cite as a turn-off to scrapbooking. The examples shown here are just a few of the ways you can add a little more pop to your pages.

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Making a Chain

By Wendy Williams  ·  April 29th, 2008

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Here’s a quick way to make a simple chain brush that you can use in your scrapbook pages.

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Backgrounds From Custom Shapes

By Corey Barker  ·  March 23rd, 2008

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Create really cool backgrounds using custom shapes.

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Create Grungy Backgrounds With Custom Brushes

By Diana Day  ·  March 3rd, 2008

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Do you admire those popular grungy backgrounds and wish you could make your own? Here’s an easy and fun technique that utilizes some of the many free brushes available online. In the process, we’ll also take advantage of two often-overlooked tools: dodge and burn.

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From Simple Photo To Keepsake

By Nancy Marti  ·  March 3rd, 2008

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This piece is adapted from a wedding video tutorial for Photoshop by Matt Kloskowski, and I’m taking it a little further to create something you will be proud to display or present to others.

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Making a Button

By Wendy Williams  ·  February 25th, 2008

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Here’s a tutorial for creating a simple button.

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Making a Gift Bag

By Wendy Williams  ·  February 12th, 2008

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I was playing around the other day making a gift bag, which I though looked pretty good, so I decided to share the technique with you. I do hope that you try it out and that you enjoy it.

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Think Outside The Box

By Nancy Marti  ·  January 5th, 2008

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Designing elements for a scrapbook kit can be a challenge. You quickly learn to recognize basic shapes enhanced with layer styles as just that: basic shapes. The challenge is to create something new and unique. To do this, you need to see beyond the obvious or ‘think outside the box.’

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Turning The Page On Curls

By Suzanne Hillyer  ·  November 7th, 2007

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A popular effect you see with a lot of scrapbook page templates and kits is the page curl.

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First Snow, Lasting Memory

By Lorri Sweeney  ·  October 3rd, 2007

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Combining two or more photos to re-create a special moment can add life and warmth to the memories we record.

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Making Plaid Patterns

By Wendy Williams  ·  September 11th, 2007

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Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for making plaid patterns that you can use for backgrounds, papers, buttons and more.

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Scrapbook Like A Roving Reporter

By Pauline Washburn  ·  August 19th, 2007

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A newspaper page is a wonderful way to journal a memorable event or occasion, especially for events that beg further explanation.

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Making a Colored Photograph Frame

By Wendy Williams  ·  July 7th, 2007

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Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with making photograph frames, so I thought that it would be a good idea to do a tutorial showing how I do them.

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Making Push-pins

By Susan Hobbs  ·  July 5th, 2007

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Pushpins are a nice finishing touch to many photo creations. They are especially handy for digital scrapbooking. The trick to making them look realistic is in the shadows.

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Put Me In, Coach

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  July 5th, 2007

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Fire up Photoshop Elements, and create a baseball trading card of your favorite young player.

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Making a Metallic Border or Ribbon

By Wendy Williams  ·  June 25th, 2007

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I have used metallic borders and ribbons in quite a few of my layouts and have had several requests for information on how to make them.

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Making a Needle and Pins

By Wendy Williams  ·  June 25th, 2007

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Following up on a request from the forums, here’s a technique for creating a sewing needle or a pin.

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