31 March, 2012

FTU- Commercial Use Glass Heartagrams

I've been working on my HIM-Addicts site the past couple days
and came across some glass heartagrams I'd made & posted 
about a year ago for members there to use on their profile pages.

After looking through my external, I found them all 
(minus the drop shadows) & have them all zipped into a file 
for you to download.

There's 20 of them total. 
A lot of different colours & some with a plaid-like texture.
These are all 436 X 432 pixels in size.

These ARE CU OK so you can add them to kits, if you want.
Please refer to my TOU in the zip file.

Here's a couple examples of what they look like:

  
They are all in PNG format.
You can now get these here:

Hope some of you can find them useful.
Have fun with them. =)
*hugz*


29 March, 2012

Another Tag from my Garv Girl template

This is another gorgeous tag I have to show off.
My sweet friend, Audrey used my Garv Girl template to make this awesome tag.
 Thank you so much, Sweetie, I love it! =)
Stop by Audrey's blog here for some amazing tutorials & tags. 
Thank you for looking. =)
*hugz*


PTU- Innocence

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Scrapkit is My Angel Above from Stef at Stef's Scrapkits
This is a PTU kit & is part of a beautiful exclusive collab at SATC.

Template: Template7 from the always awesome Angi Rique.

Mask: MB and SW Mask 20 from MoonBeams & Spiderwebs.
* Make sure to leave some love when downloading the temp & mask.;)

Tube: of choice. I am using the lovely artwork of Dark Yarrow, named Innocence. 
You can find this & many others from at Dreamscape Imaging
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Font: Anglican Text.
Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 4 -4 48 4.

Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas (CTC)-
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows & drop shadows.
This eliminates those nasty 'phantom shadows' on the edges of your tag.;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Resize the the template so it's 600 X 600 px.
Working from the bottom of the template up:

On the LeftRowDots- Selections- select all. Float-defloat. New raster layer. 

Using your airbrush, colour the dots # 8d83b5.
Select none. Duplicate. Mirror & flip.
Delete the RightRowDots & original LeftRowDots layers.

TopLeftTexturedSquare- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete layer in layers & copy paste pap10, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop tag to canvas. 
Duplicate this layer. Mirror & flip. 
Delete BottomRightTexturedSquare.
Add a drop shadow to both your papered layers.

CenterSquare- Selections-select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete layer in layers & copy paste pap02 resized 65%.
Hit delete & select none. Add a drop shadow.

BottomLeftCircle- First, move this in more so it's not so close to the edge.
Selections-select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete layer in layers & copy paste pap03, resized 60%.
Hit delete & keep selected. Add your closeup, resized to 50%.
Hit delete & select none. CTC & change the opacity of your tube to 45%.
Add a thin gradient glow set at 3 to your circle layer:
 & then drop shadow.

Use the same paper for the TopRightCircle, resized at 60%. 
Add the same gradient glow & drop shadow.

Next, delete the CenterCircle layer.
Copy & paste your closeup as a new image.
Apply MB and SW Mask 20 & merge group. 
Copy & paste this merged tube mask.
Resize about 85%. Drop the opacity to about 80% 
& change the blend mode to Luminance (L)
Drag this layer so it's below your circle layers in the layers palette.

Now, copy & paste your main tube. Apply Xero: Radiance at these settings:
The add a drop shadow.

Now it's time for some elements.
ele55- place this so that it 'shines' over your masked tube: 
Drag it below your right circle layer in the layers palette. 
Then position it so the top of it under the right circle layer.

ele20- Resize 60%. Move to the bottom of the tag.
 Drag this layer below your tube layer in layers palette.
Add a drop shadow.

ele62- Copy & paste so it's below your tube in layers palette.
Resize 60%. Add a drop shadow. Position on the right of your tag.

ele45- Resize 37%. Place this so it sits on top of the bottom left circle.
Add a drop shadow.

ele64- Resize 60%. Sharpen & add a drop shadow. 
Place over on the bottom left in front of the circle.

ele51- Resize 23%. Put this little guy on top of the 'note' on the left.
Add a drop shadow.

ele37- Resize 45%. Move to the top left corner. Add a drop shadow.
ele72- Resize 60%. Sharpen & add a drop shadow. Move to the top left corner.

ele61- Resize 45%. Sharpen & add a drop shadow. Place this on the lower right.

Next, add your proper copyrights & watermarks. 
Then add your name. Duplicate. On the top layer, add an inner bevel:
On the bottom, add a gradient glow:
Then give it a little sparkle with some noise: Uniform/ Monochrome/ 65%.
Add a drop shadow.

Delete the white background layer at the bottom.
Merge all layers visible & save as a PNG. All finished. =)

I have to give one to Angi, too:

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial. 
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

23 March, 2012

FTU- Peeps Template

Sorry I haven't done much in the past week.
Things have been a bit busy in my corner of the world. =/

My Sis, Tragedy made this cute & sweet FTU Easter
 kit called Peeptastic and I had to make a 
template to go with it. 

I also used one of her adorable CU Peeps 
which she also has on her blog.
There is a PSP & PSD version in the download file.
This template will go with any Easter kit, btw.;)
You can download this template here:

Stop by Tragedy's blog to get the kit & Cu Peeps.
And remember to show her some love, too.;)

As always, I'd love to see anything you make using this template.
Have fun with it. =)
*hugz*


Tag from my Garv Girl Template

This tag is hot!!

My girl, Angi used my Garv Girl template to make this hot hot tag.
This girl can really rock the templates!!
 Thank you again, Sweetie, I love it! =)
Stop by Angi's blog here for some amazing temps, clusters & tags. 

*hugz*


15 March, 2012

FTU- I'd Rather be a Garv Girl Template

I have another template for you.
This one kind of pays honour to Keith Garvey 
and is for those of us who wish we were one of his pinup girls.=)

UPDATE- The link for this is now active
& moved to a new server to download from. ;)

There is a PSP & PSD version in the download file.
You can download this template here:

I really hope you guys have fun with this one.
I'd love to see what you can make with it. =)
*hugz*

13 March, 2012

PTU- Angels Are With Us

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Scrapkit is the beautiful My Angel Above from the very talented Tasha at Tasha's Playground
This is a PTU kit & is part of an exclusive collab at SATC.
Tube of choice. I  am using the artwork of Zindy Nielsen named Snow Angel.  
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.
Template is my newest template that you can download here
There is a PSP & PSD version in the zip.;)
Filters: Eye Candy 4000 Bevel Boss
Xero- Radiance
Xero- Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 
Eye Candy 5 Impact- perspective shadow
Font: Any fancy script font

Let's do this! =)
Save your progress often.;)
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 2 40 4.

Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas (CTC)-
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows & drop shadows.
This eliminates those nasty 'phantom shadows' on the edges of your tag.;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top. 
Working from the bottom of the template, up:
Right bottom rec.- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer. Copy & paste paper1, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none.
On left top rec. Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer. Copy & paste paper1, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop tag to canvas. 
Add thin gradient glow set at 3 to both these layers:
Then add a drop shadow.

On the left bottom angled rec., Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper7 resized at 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 
right top angled rec.- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper10, resized at 70%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Move both these angled rectangles in a little.
Add a drop shadow to both.

Main- Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper11.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas & apply Bevel Boss:
Then add your drop shadow.

For the white bar, move this down a bit.
Next, on the center circle, Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper9, resized 70%.
Hit delete & keep selected. Add your tube or close up.
Hit delete again & select none. Crop to canvas. 
Now duplicate your tube layer. On the bottom,
 set the blend mode to Luminance (L). On the top, add a guassian blur of 3. 
Change the blend mode to Soft Light. 
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube layer.

Add some noise to the circle frame & add a drop shadow.
For the Angels (word) layer, move down like you did the white bar.
Set the blend mode to Luminance (L) (or any other blend mode you prefer) 
& add a drop shadow.
On the dashes main border layer, set to overlay.
Delete the dashed diamond & bottom right heart layers.

On the top left heart, Selections- select all. Float- defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & copy paste paper5, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none OR... 
Optional- add a closeup of your tube.
Hit delete again & Select none. Crop to canvas.
I set my tube layer at Multiply- 65%
Then on your papered heart layer, add the same gradient glow as before, 
but change the rose colour to white. Add a drop shadow.
Next, move this heart layer down & over a bit.
(If you added a closeup of your tube, you'll want to merge that down first.)

Next copy paste your main tube. Resize 80%.
Add Xero_ Radiance at these settings:
Then follow up with Xero-Porcelain at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.
For the main word art. add a drop shadow. Duplicate. 
Drag one layer below your tube in the layers palette. 
On the top one, erase some of it to make it look like it's looped around your tube.

Now add some elements.
lineofhearts-resize 50%. Mirror & sharpen.
Place on the left side & add a drop shadow.

flower2- resize 60%. Rotate 55 right & sharpen.
Add a drop shadow. Place it in the right lower corner of the main rectangle of the template.

bow4- resize 60%. Mirror. Place in the top right corner of the main rec.
Sharpen & add a drop shadow.

Dove- resize 60% & sharpen.
I used Eye Candy 5 Impact- perspective shadow to give it a better drop shadow:
Copy & paste the dove again & this time resize 45%. Sharpen.
Mirror & place over to the left. Give it the same perspective shadow.

feather- resize 60%. Rotate 90 right & sharpen. 
Place at the lower right of your tag. Give it drop shadow.
Duplicate it. Mirror it & resize this one 50%. 
Rotate 10 right & sharpen. Place closer to your main tube.
Add your drop shadow.

scroll- resize 45%. Sharpen & add a drop shadow.
Place by your tube. Drag this layer down below your tube in the layers palette.

cloud- resize 45%. Sharpen. Place under the dove. 
NO drop shadow.

angel- resize to 55%. Drop the opacity to about 40%. 
Add a drop shadow. Duplicate & mirror.

Next, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.
Next add your name in white. Give it a medium gradient glow set at 3:
Then add a drop shadow.
For a finishing touch, I used a swirly/ fancy brush in white 
& added below the name on a new layer.
I added the same gradient glow & drop shadow. 
I dragged this layer below my tube layer in the layers palette.

When finished, merge your layers visible & save as a PNG.

I hope you had fun trying this tutorial. 
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

PTU- Angels Are Around

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Scrapkit is My Angel Above from the very talented Tasha at Tasha's Playground
This is a PTU kit & is part of an exclusive collab at SATC.
Mask MC_Mask4 from Melissaz Creationz.
Tube of choice. I  am using the adorable artwork of Suzanne  Woolcott
named The Bluebirds Proposal.  
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.
Wordart of choice or the one I created for this tutorial,
 which you can snag here. There is a PSP & PSD version in the zip.;)
Filters: Graphics Plus- Weaver
Xero- Radiance
Xero- Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (name only)
Font: Angelica

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.;)
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 4 48 4.

Open up a new image, sized 650 X 650 px.

Copy & paste paper1 onto your canvas.
Apply the mask & merge group. Resize to 110%.

Next, copy & paste frame1. Resize 80%.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Modify- expand by 4. Invert. copy & paste paper 6. 
Resize 60%. Hit delete & select none.
Drag this layer below your frame, then duplicate. 
On the bottom paper, apply Graphics Plus- Weaver:
Then, on the top paper, set the blend to overlay at 80% opacity.

Now copy & paste your tube & drag it above your frame in the layers palette.
Depending on what tube you are using, you may have to resize.
Then, apply Xero- Radiance:
Then apply Xero- Porcelain. (These filters make the tube 'glow'):
Add a drop shadow to your tube.

Now let's add some elements.
For each element I resized, I sharpened & added a drop shadow.

Copy & paste greenery.
Drag this to just above your mask layer & resize 110%.
Duplicate it & pull them out a little on either side of the frame.
Erase any excess stems that you don't want. Drop shadow both.

Next add the flowerscatter above the greenery. 
Resize 65% & duplicate. On the duplicate, mirror & flip. 
Pull both out on either side of the frame.
Then recolour one of them blue. Drop shadow them both.

Next, add flower 3 above your frame in layers & resize it 40%.
Sharpen & add a drop shadow. 
Place it over the bow on the frame.

For the dragonfly, resize 27%. Then rotate 17 left.
Place to the top right & duplicate. Resize the 2nd one 80%.
Sharpen & drop shadow both.

Copy & paste hearts. Resize 45%.
Erase a bit of the excess string. Place to the right on the frame.
Sharpen & add your drop shadow.

Next, add the heart pillow, resized at 45%.
I placed mine to the bottom right in front of the log of my tube.
Sharpen & drop shadow.

I added the sparkles over my tube & erased the excess I didn't want.

Now, add the optional word art.
Recolour & add noise if you prefer.
Position it like my example & add a drop shadow.

Now, resize &/ or crop your tag as desired.
Then, add your name.
Add a small gradient glow set at 3:
Add your drop shadow.
Merge visible & save as a .PNG & you're done.
I hope you had fun trying this tutorial. 
I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*


FTU- Angels Template

I have another template for you.
This one, I hope will work well with all your Angel tags.;)
There is a PSP & PSD version in the download file.
You can download this template here:

I'd love to see any tags you make with the template. =)

*hugz*

12 March, 2012

Tag Showcase- Anarchy Mermaid

I have one more tag I have to show off.
My facebook friend (and a fellow tagger),Gin Perez 
used my Anarchy Mermaid template to make me this gorgeous tag:
Yes, my real name is Jeannie, btw. lol
Thank you so very much, Sweetie for this stunning tag. 
I absolutely LOVE it! =)
*hugz*

Tag Showoff- Citylicious 1

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The tube I used is the stunning Music Lover from Verymany.
You can find this & many other beautiful tubes at Pics For Design.
The kit I used is from Nicky at Inzpired Creationz & is called Citylicious.
This is only one part of three amazing Citylicious kits at SATC.
I used TemplateCollab3_CrysDeb available at Creative Misfits.
It's one of the newest collab temps from Crys & Deb.

As always, thank you for looking. =)
*hugz*


Tutorial Results

A few awesome Creative Chicks tried a couple of my tutorials.
These are a few of the results I just have to show off. =)

This is Kimmy's slammin' result, 
trying the FTU 'When Irish Eyes Are Smiling' tutorial:

The following tags come from Charlie & Rhonda.
They totally rawked my FTU: On Top Attitude tutorial:

Thank you so much, Sweeties for my awesome taggies.
You Chicks totally rawked the tutorials!!
Thank you for trying them. =)
*hugz*

08 March, 2012

Cluster Frame Freebie- St. Pattys

It's been a while since I've offered up a cluster frame.
I made this frame with the beautiful St. Pattys 
kit from Bibi's Collection
This kit is absolutely AWW-dorable. 
You'll want to get the kit, too.;)

In the download is a PSP & PSD version. 
Both these files have an optional mask layer 
which shows in my preview.
I also have included a .PNG file for those who 
would rather use that type of file.
You can download this frame here:

Hope you enjoy this cluster frame.=)

*hugz*

07 March, 2012

Alex Prihodko- Feelin' Like Summer

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I made this tag using my sis Tragedy's new kit- A Page From Paradise.
This is a pay to use kit & you can find it here at AIL.

The tube I used is the beautiful artwork of Alex Prihodko,
 which can be found at Pics For Design.
I used TagTemplate05 by Stef's Tutorials, on her blog here.

As always, thank you for looking. =)
*hugz*

PTU- Mermaid From Paradise

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Scrapkit is A Page From Paradise from my Sis, Tragedy 
This is a pay to use kit & you can find it here at AIL.

Mask of choice. I used MB and SW Mask 22 

Tube: of choice. I  am using the always beautiful artwork 
of Jay Trembly, named Red Mermaid. 
You can find this & many other tubes from Jay at SATC
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (name only), optional

Font: of choice.
Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.;)
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 4 50 3.

Open up a new image, sized 700 X 700 px.
Copy & paste Paper 20 onto your canvas.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group. Resize to 110%.

Next copy & paste Frame 4 & resize 60%.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame. 
Modify- Expand by 4. Invert.
Copy & paste Paper 9, resized 65%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & copy & paste your closeup tube.
Hit delete again & select none.
Drag both the paper & closeup below your frame in the layers palette.
On your closeup, apply Xero-Radiance at these settings:
Change the opacity of your closeup to 40%.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.

Next, add your main tube & resize if needed.
Apply Xero- Radiance again, but at these settings:
Add your drop shadow.

Now, let's add some elements.
For each element I added, I sharpened & added a drop shadow.

Towel- resize 80%. Place it under your tube & move to 
just above your mask in the layers palette.

Shells Chain- resize 70%. Place on the top of your frame. 
Erase the two shells that stick out on either side of the frame. 

Next add the Sand Castle & resize 50%. Sharpen & move to the right. 
Drag below your main tube layer in layers palette.

Copy & paste Palm Tree 2. Resize 50% & sharpen. Add a drop shadow.
Position this behind the sand castle on the right. 
Duplicate & resize the 2nd palm tree 80%.
Position this just in front of the larger tree.

For the Coconut Drink, resize 25%. Sharpen & drop shadow.

The Hibiscus Bouquet 2 element, I resized 45%. Then mirror & flip.
Place this at the top left corner of the frame. Using your eraser, 
carefully erase the stems. Sharpen & add a drop shadow.

The Shell 1, shell 2 & shell 3 elements- resize each 20%. Sharpen & drop shadow.
Duplicate each & scatter randomly.

Starfish- resize 20%. Sharpen & drop shadow. 
Duplicate & again, scatter them a bit. 

Crop &/ or resize your tag to your own liking.
Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name, using a font of choice.
Duplicate this name layer. On the top layer, add a bevel:
On the bottom name layer, give it a gradient glow set at 3:
Then add your drop shadow to this bottom name layer.

Merge your layers visible, save as a PNG & you're finished.=)
I hope you had fun trying this tutorial. I'd love to see your results. =)

*hugz*