Beading

Attaching Clasps to Beaded Jewelry
Bead Board - makes beading easy!
Beading tips
Beading F.A.Q.
Knotting with Tweezers
Stringing Cords
Stringing Wire
Birthstones
Crimping & Crimp Cover Instructions
Easy Ear Wire
Knowing Your Beads



Crafts

Bow Making
Candle Burning
Decoupage with Mod Podge
Folding the American Flag
Floral Tablescaping
General Tips
Melted Crayon Art
Photo Booth with Props - How to set up
Sculpey
Styrofoam
Tillandsia Care (Air Plant)
Vinyl Lettering



Framing

Conservation Framing
How to Hang and Care for your Pictures



Needle Arts

Knit with Milly Video: Blocking
Knit with Milly Video: Cast On
Knit with Milly Video: Cast Off
Knit with Milly Video: Knit Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Purl Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Knit a Starbella Scarf
Knifty Knitter Looms
Knitting & Crochet Abbreviations
Knitting Instructions
Yarn Weight System



Painting

Acrylic Paints: which one to use?
Basics of Brushes
Clay Pot Preparation
Coloring Items Using Alcohol Ink
Crackling
Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine
Painting Mediums / Products Information
Painting Surfaces
Painting Tips
Sealers
Tin Preparation
Wood Preparation



Paper Crafts

Accu-Cut Die-Cut Machines
Creative Card Making
Distress Inks with Tim Holtz
Getting Started on a Scrapbook
Glossary of Stamp Terms & Techniques
Inking 101
Marbled Look Created with Alcohol Ink
Masking Techniques - Rubber Stamping
Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art
Taking Gift Tag Art One Step Further
Tear Paper, HOW TO
Twinkling H20's



Sewing

Blanket Stitching
Choosing the right THREAD
Fabric Conversions
Fabric and Sewing Project Tips
Glossary of Sewing / Quilting Terms
How to Wash your Fabric and Quilts
Stuffing (Fiberfill)

Getting Started on a Scrapbook

Courtesy of MakingMemories.com

 

Sort your photos: Separate your box of photos into smaller categories such as year, special events, individual children, holidays, vacations, birthdays, etc.

Select a theme: Choose a theme (such as birthday) from one of the smaller categories you have separated. From this theme, choose 10-15 photos.

Pick the best photos: Now that you have a theme, it's time to edit out the less desirable photos. Look closely and choose 4-8 of the best shots.

Choose a focal point: From the 4-8 best photos, pick your absolute favorite as a focal photo.

Select a color scheme: Choose 2-3 prominent colors from the focal photo to use as a color scheme for your layout.

Place the photos on the page: Don't make everything symmetrical. It's okay to tilt the photos and overlap a little. This adds interest to the page.

Embellish: Decorate your page with stickers, die cuts, etc. Try to use colors that coordinate with your color scheme.

Fix It to the page: Once you have everything in place just the way you like it, use an acid-free adhesive to keep it all in place. Don't adhere anything until you're happy with the layout.

Journalize: Tell a story about the people in the photos, where they were, and what was happening. Be sure to include dates.

Have Fun! Remember that scrapbooking is a labor of love. Your love for your family members is bound to pour from you into your pages. Don't be afraid to let your personality show in your work.