30 April, 2013

PTU- Spring Kitten

 
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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from Tasha named
Those Spring Days. You can find more information
about this kit, here.

Tube: I'm using the always aww-dorable artwork of Melissa Dawn.
You can find more of this beautiful artwork at CDO.
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: Aquarelle

Drop shadow: 0 0 50 5, black 
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

For the tag:
Open a new canvas 600 X 200 px.
Copy & paste a paper of choice from the kit.

Now copy & paste your tube.
Duplicate & mirror. Merge down.
Duplicate the merged tube layer.
On the top one, add a Gaussian blur of 3.
Change the blend mode to Soft Light at 60%.
Change the blend mode of the bottom one to 
Luminance (L) at 60%.

Next Select all. Modify- contract by 15.
Add a new layer & fill with a colour darker 
than your paper layer. Select none. 
Then on this layer, select all- float- defloat.
Modify- contract by 2. Hit delete & select none.
Add some noise to this layer:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 60%.

Next, with your magic wand tool,
click inside this border layer.
Modify- expand by 1. Invert.
Copy & paste your tube or closeup.
Resize if needed & then position to the left.
Hit delete & select none.

Apply Xero- Radiance to this tube:
Then add a drop shadow to this layer & your border.

Now, copy & paste a couple flowers from the kit.
Resize them about 55- 60%.
Place them on the right of the tag by the border.
Add a drop shadow to both.

Next copy & paste butterfly2.
Resize 37%. Rotate 14 right. Sharpen.
Place on one of the flowers.
The drop shadow I used was 
12 4 60 2, black.

Now, add a new layer.
Flood fill with the same colour you used 
for the inside border. Select all. Modify- contract by 1.
Hit delete & select none.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name in white.
Change the opacity to 60%.
Add a gradient glow at these settings: 

Do not add a drop shadow to this layer.

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG.

For the avi:
Open a new canvas 150 X 200 px.
Copy & paste the same paper of choice from the kit.
Resize about 60%.

Next Select all. Modify- contract by 15.
Add a new layer & fill with a colour darker 
than your paper layer. Select none. 
Then on this layer, select all- float- defloat.
Modify- contract by 2. Hit delete & select none.
Add some noise to this layer:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 60%.

Next, with your magic wand tool,
click inside this border layer.
Modify- expand by 1. Invert.
Copy & paste your tube or closeup.
Resize as needed.
Hit delete & select none.

Apply Xero- Radiance at the same settings 
as used for the tag.
Then add a drop shadow to this layer 
& your border.

Now, copy & paste a flower from the kit.
Resize about 50%.
Place on the left of the tag.
Erase the excess stem. 
Then add a drop shadow.

Now, add a new layer.
Flood fill with the same colour you used 
for the inside border.
Select all. Modify- contract by 1.
Hit delete & select none.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name in white.
Change the opacity to 60%.
Add a gradient glow at the same settings 
as the tag. 
Do not add a drop shadow to this layer.

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG.

I made an animated version of this set also:

The animation I used for the tag came from Lovey.
You can find the same animation here.
The one I used is named 
whitesparkband-lovey10
You'll find it in the Sept. '10 folder.

On the tag, I closed all the layers except for the bottom 3.
I merged those visible & closed that layer.
I then reopened the other layers 
& merged them visible.

Then I copy & pasted the bottom half of the tag 
in Animation Shop.
For mine, I inserted frames. 
(The animation I used has 14 frames):

Next on your animation, select all frames & copy.
On the bottom half of tag select all & 
then hit the CTRL & E keys. 
Then use your mouse to position it where 
you want it & click to set it.

Once you're happy with the animation, 
go back to PSP & copy the top 
half of your tag. 

Paste this in A.S.
Now, on the top of the A.S. program, 
tick the propagate paste icon,
which is at the left on my example:
Make sure all frames are selected on the bottom 
half of your tag.
Now, click on the top half & drag it onto your tag.
Once you have it positioned, click to set it.
When finished, save as a GIF & you're finished.

I hope you enjoy your kewt forum set
after trying this tutorial.

I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

29 April, 2013

PTU- Happy Spring

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit from Tasha
 named Those Spring Days.
You can find more information about this kit 
& where you can find it, here.

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Lady Mishka.
This was an exclusive free tube at SATC 
if you made a purchase of $10.00 or more.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: TTzHappySpringTemp2013 from Twyzteds Playroom.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;) 

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Precious

Drop shadows: 2 2 55 2, black.
10 8 55 4, black for the butterflies & girl.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
There are drop shadow layers on this template.
Delete these:
Raster 11 Shadow 1
Raster 7 Shadow 1
Raster 9 Shadow 1
Raster 8 Shadow 1
Raster 14 Shadow 1
Copy of Raster 6 Shadow 1
Raster 6 Shadow 1
You may want to un-link the layers of the template as well. ;)

Now, working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Raster 6- Merge the layer above it down onto this layer.
Use your Manual Color correction to 
change the colour with #c5c5c5 as your Source 
& #b69fe7 (or another colour of choice) as your Target.
Add a drop shadow.

Raster 3- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper3.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add a drop shadow.

Raster 4- Use your Manual Color correction to 
change the colour with #c5c5c5 as your Source 
& #b69fe7 (or another colour of choice) as your Target. 
Drop shadow.

Raster 2- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper7, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.

Raster 14- Add a drop shadow.

Raster 10- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper1, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none.

Open paper8. Copy & paste above Raster 5.
Resize 50%. Rotate 13 right. 
Then, on Raster 5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & position your rotated paper 
how you want it Then, hit delete. Select none. 

Raster 8- Add a drop shadow.

Now copy & paste paper5 above Copy of Raster 5.
Resize 50%. Rotate 15 left. 
Then, on Copy of Raster 5- 
Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & position your rotated paper 
how you want it Then, hit delete. Select none. 

Raster 9- Add your drop shadow.

Raster 7- Use your Manual Color correction to change 
the colour with #c0c0c0 as your Source 
& #eed7dd (or another colour of choice) as your Target. 
Add a bevel:
Then add your drop shadow.

Do the same for Raster 11 as you did with the flowers,
changing to a colour of choice & adding a bevel.
Then add a gradient glow:
And finally add your drop shadow.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the left. 
Move below the word art in layers palette.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Then add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I added a drop shadow to, 
unless specified otherwise.

grass- 50%. Sharpen.
Move to below your tube in layers palette.
Place so she's 'sitting' on it.

froggie- 35%.
Place slightly off to the left of your tube.

kite- 65%. Mirror.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
Place to the right of the tube.

basket- 37%. Mirror.
Move below the froggie in layers palette &
then place off to the left of the tube.

leaves- 65%. 
Place slightly off center to the left.
Duplicate & mirror.

flowers3- 75%.
Place in the bottom center of tag.

flower5- 75%. Mirror. Sharpen.
Place in the upper right.
Add a drop shadow on a new layer.
Erase the shadow of the sparkles so just 
the flowers have the drop shadow.

flower6- 55%. Mirror.
Place on the left of your tube.
Move below tube in layers palette.

flower4- 55%.
Place with the yellow flower.

butterfly1- 30%. Sharpen.
Place on the right on the lower blue flower,
like my example.

bird- 40%. Rotate 12 right. Sharpen.
Position on the upper left, above the tube.

bird2- 30%. Sharpen.
Place on the right.

umbrella2- 40%. Rotate 35 right. Sharpen.
Place this below the word art in layers palette,
slightly off to the right.

bush- 43%. 
Move to the right.

bunny- 45%.
Place in front of the bush.

butterflies- 60%. Sharpen.
Place in center of tag.
Add a drop shadow: 10 8 55 4, black.

girl1- 40%.
Place her 'in' the photo on the right.
Add a drop shadow: 10 8 55 4, black.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name. Duplicate.
On the top one, add a bevel:
On the bottom one, add a gradient glow:
Then, add some noise to this layer:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 60%
Then, add a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background, merge visible, 
save as a PNG & enjoy. 

I hope you have fun trying this tutorial.
I enjoy seeing your results. =)
*hugz*

28 April, 2013

PTU Now FTU Kit- Sweet Tooth

I have another former PTU kit for you all to snag.
This is the complete original kit as I had it in stores.
You can grab this kit here:

Have fun with the kit! =)

As always, comments or even ticking the 
'Thank You' box is always appreciated & loved. ;)

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

PTU- Weep For The Dream

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using my All Lips Go Blue kit.
You can find this in the stores I sell at, located on the right.;)

Tube: I'm using the photography of Joonas Brandt 
You can find more of his amazing photography at 
Do not use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Mask: Circular-type mask of choice.
I'm using Mask 50 MB and SW from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs.
If you wish to use the same mask, you can find it here.
* Leave some love when grabbing the mask.

Word Art: Supplied by me, here.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Font: Angelic War

Drop shadow: 3 3 55 4, black 
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Copy & paste a solid coloured paper of choice. 

Copy & paste frame 2. Resize 85%.
Then, copy & paste frame 3 underneath.
Resize this one 90%. 
Use your magic wand & click inside this frame.
Modify- expand by 10. Invert & delete frame 3.
Add your paper of choice, resizing 75%.
Hit delete. Keep Selected & add your tube (or image of choice).
Resize as needed, hit delete & select none.
Crop to canvas.
Apply Xero-Radiance at settings that look best to you.
(I'm not showing my settings, since they'll look not so good on a tube.)
Then, add a drop shadow to your tube (or image) & the frame.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I added a drop shadow to, 
unless specified otherwise.

cross- 55%. Rotate 12 right.
Place on the lower right.

fixed heart- 33%.
Place on the right of frame.

laced wings- 75%. 
Place in the bottom center of the frame.

speaker- 70%.
Place in the top center of frame.

note doodle- 75%. 
Place this over the speaker.
Then, on the speaker layer, use your lasso to draw a selection 
around the bottom part of the middle speaker, like my example 
(I've brightened the area to make it easier to see):

On the music note layer, hit delete.
Select none.
No drop shadow on the music notes.

mirror ball chain- 45%.
Place on the left.

staple- 30%. Rotate 15 left.
Place on the chain of the mirror ball.

guitar- 60%. Rotate 10 left.

guitar 2- 60%. Rotate 10 right.

vinyl- 45%. Place on the left with the black guitar.
Move below the guitar in layers palette.

cd- 30%. Place to the right of guitar 2.
Move below the guitar in layers palette.

ALGB skull- 35%. 
Place in front of the black guitar,
off to the left.

mic- 40%. Rotate 12 left.
Place in front of the laced wings.

skulls- 33%.
Place in front of the blue guitar.

lips- 27%. Place in the top right.

Add any other elements if you prefer.

Now, add the word art I'm supplying for this tutorial.
Place it in the top left like my example.
Add a gradient glow:
Then, add your drop shadow.

Crop & resize the tag to your own liking.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name.  
Add a gradient glow at these settings: 
 Then add your drop shadow to this layer.

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG & enjoy.

I hope you enjoy trying this tutorial.
As always, I LOVE seeing your results! =)

*hugz*

27 April, 2013

1 Week Only- Get 3 Free Kits!!!

On Apr. 30, HIM will be releasing their new album,
entitled 'Tears On Tape'.
And since I'd love to see the first week of the
album sales be big for the guys, I have a special offer
I'm running here on my blog for one week only,
starting tomorrow, Apr. 28th:
If you buy the new HIM album,
send me your receipt (black out any personal info. first)
& I'll send you 3 of my kits for FREE
You will get the All Lips Go Blue kit
& 2 other kits of YOUR CHOICE for free. =)

Please type '3 Free kits' in the subject line of your email
& also specify which other 2 kits you want
in your message. 
I will get the kits sent out to you as soon as I can.;)

* This offer is only good for kits I made.
It is not valid for kits made by other designers. Sorry.

FTU- All Lips Go Blue Extras

Before releasing the All Lips Go Blue kit,
I've made a lot of tags with it.

I have some extras I made for you to snag. 
All I ask is do NOT add your name to them,
nor alter them or change them in any way.
Please just use them as they are- how I created them.
Thank you. =)

Just right-click each one & open in new 
window for larger size to save.;)







I hope you enjoy these goodies. =)

*hugz*

26 April, 2013

NEW PTU Kit- All Lips Go Blue

It's finally time I release a new kit.
I've been waiting to release this one for a while now.
All Lips Go Blue is a kit inspired by the first U.S. single 
of the same name from HIM's newly anticipated album, 
'Tears On Tape', which will be hitting stores 
Apr. 30th in North America & Canada. 
*insert squees here*
This HIM-spired kit is packed with 18 papers, 98 elements, 
6 frames & 1 template in hues of blue & violet for some rockin',
awesome tags. 
You can find this in all the stores I sell in,
located on the right.;)
And to make your lips go blue, 
I have a cluster frame freebie for you:
You can find the download here:
All Lips Go Blue Cluster
I enjoy seeing your creations with any of my creations.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
...And, if you love HIM, make sure to grab the album, 
'Tears On Tape'. You will NOT be disappointed. ;)
*hugz*

25 April, 2013

FTU- Bostonian Strength

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a FTU kit from Amy of 
Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts named Bostonian Strength.
You can find this kit, here.
* Make sure to leave Amy love for this amazing kit.;)

Tube: I'm using the artwork of Freya Langford-Sidebottom.
This is a FTU tube & can be found on her Facebook page, here.
* Leave her a lot of love for this beautiful tube. 
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: 214mpm from Millie's PSP Madness.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template. ;) 

Mask: of choice
I'm using SuperstarMask3byJenny
from the Creative Misfits blog.
You can find it in this pack here.

Filters: Mura Meister's Copies
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Mussica Swash

Drop shadow: 4 2 50 4, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste Doodle1 just above the white background layer 
at the bottom. Apply Mura Meister's Copies:
Repeat the copies to get full coverage on the canvas.
Apply your mask & merge group.
Resize 110%.

1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper4%.
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.

2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper6.
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.

3- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper5. 
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow. 

4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper1. 
Hit delete & select none. 

5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper2.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Merge 7 down onto 6.
Then, select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper7.
Hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow.

8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper3.
Hit delete & keep selected. 
Add your tube or closeup.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Duplicate your closeup.
On the top one, add a Gaussian Blur of 3.
Change the blend mode to Soft Light at 60%.
On the bottom one, change the blend mode to 
Luminance (L) at 60%. Add a drop shadow.

Delete layers 9 & 10.

Next add your main tube. Resize about 70%.
Position on the left of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I added a drop shadow to, 
unless specified otherwise.

Banner- 90%. 
Position this on the bottom center.
Move below your main tube in layers palette.

RicRac- 70%. Mirror. Sharpen.
Place over the middle square on the top.

FlagPole- 60%. Rotate 10 left. Sharpen.
Place in the top left of tag.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

BinderClip- 65%. Rotate 17 right. Sharpen.
Place on the top right.

TankTop- 75%. Rotate 8 right. Sharpen.
Position this on the right.

Heart- 75%. Rotate 15 right. Sharpen.
Place on the lower right.

Doodle3- 55%. Rotate 15 left.
Add some noise- Gaussian/ Monochrome/ 55%.
Place on the lower left, below your tube.

Believe- 90%. Rotate 10 right. Sharpen.
Place at the top, off to the right.

Brad3- 50%. Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Place on the left.

Brad1- 50%. Rotate 12 right. Sharpen.
Place on the right.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name. Then, add a bevel:
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background, merge visible, 
save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I have another tag here for Amy:

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

24 April, 2013

FTU- Meow

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using an adorable FTU kit from Tasha's Playground
named Inspired By PinUp Toons.
It's part of the Fantastically Free Blog Train & you can find it here.
* Leave Tasha some love when snagging the kit. =)

Tube: I'm using the always aww-dorable artwork of Melissa Dawn.
You can find her artwork at CDO.
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Mask: of choice

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Font: Carpenter Script

Drop shadow: 0 0 40 4, black 
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 600 X 600 px.
Copy & paste paper6. 
Apply your mask & merge group.
Paste paper5 & apply mask again. 
Merge group & mirror.

Next, copy & paste frame1, resizing 80%.
With your magic wand, click inside each of the frames.
Modify- expand by 2. Invert. 
Copy & paste a paper of choice.
Hit delete & keep selected.
Add your tube or closeup to the top frame.
Use your eraser to remove the excess outside the frame.
Do the same for the bottom part of the frame. 
Select none. Use your eraser to remove any excess 
that overlaps into the opposite frames.
Crop to canvas.

Next, use your lasso to draw a selection around parts of the frame.

Hit delete & select none.

On the top tube, add Xero-Radiance at these settings:
 Then add a drop shadow to both the tubes & frame.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I added a drop shadow to, 
unless specified otherwise.

yarn- 80%.
Place this on the lower right of the frame.

both milk bottles- resize both 55%.
Place them on the left of the frame.

food dish- 60%.
Place to the left of the milk bottles.

dead fish- 50%. Rotate 15 right.
Place on the food dish.

mouse- 45%. Rotate 25 right.
Sharpen. Place by the food dish.

bow- 55%. 
Place on the top right corner of the frame.

flower1- 60%. Rotate 15 left. Sharpen.
Position on the left side of frame.

paw1- 27%. Rotate 14 right. Sharpen.
paw2- 27%. Rotate 17 left. Sharpen.
Move both of these to the upper right.

wordart1- 60%.
Drop shadow used: 10 2 40 4, black.

Add any other elements if you prefer.
Crop & resize to your own liking.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name.  
Add a gradient glow at these settings: 
 
Then add your drop shadow.

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG & enjoy.

I hope you have fun trying this tutorial.
As always, I'd love to see your results. =)
*hugz*

21 April, 2013

About the PTU Kits Made FTU

I have a couple former PTU kits I've made FTU recently...
and I have a couple more I'll be posting in the coming weeks.;)

First of all, I'm doing this for a few reasons-
the main reason being that I know there
are taggers out there who are able to buy kits
right now for whatever reason(s) and I thought 
my pulling some of my kits from the stores
and offering them here to give them to
those who enjoy tagging would be a way
of giving to the tagging community.

Now, thank you to LadyDragus asking 
about the following: I thought I should clarify about these kits-
IF you have bought the kit in the past, you are still able to use that kit.
You don't have to update it or anything like that. =)

I only have to update the ones I'm offering for free
due to TOU of some designers of  a few items used in the kits.
However, if you want to download the free kit also,
you are more than welcome to do so. ;)

In some cases there will be elements that might 
be changed so they can be free kits.
You are more than welcome to download these kits
& add those replaced elements to
the kit you bought. I don't see that being a problem at this time. 

Thank you again, LadyDragus for your question.
I hope this helps you & any others who were 
wondering about the now FTU kits. =)

*hugz*

19 April, 2013

Formerly PTU Now FTU- Pink'd

I have another FTU kit for you.
This was a PTU at one time 
& is one of my 1st kits as well.
I have removed 10 of the elements
in the kit in order to make it free for you,
due to TOU of a few items in the original kit.
BUT! It's still a good-sized kit .;)

I hope you have fun with this kit &
enjoy using it. =)

You can grab it here.

As always, comments or even ticking the 
'Thank You' box is always appreciated & loved. ;)

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*