February 28, 2014

Kiss My Irish Ass

I have a CT/PTU tag just in time for St. Patricks day.  I used the amazing kit from Freeks Creations, Kiss My Irish Ass. I hope you like it.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Freeks Creations Kiss My Irish Ass scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Tube used is St. Patty 2012 tube. You can find it here.

Mask: StPats Mask1 by Tonya, you can find it here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Be sure to leave some love when you download.

Font used is Kingthings Petrock. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using paper 10. Place on your canvas to your liking. Lower the opacity to 60%.

Swirl – Reduce 50.5%.
Open your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow: Use the default settings.
Check Outer Glow -
Blend Mode: Screen
Opacity: 75%
Noise: 0
Color: 000000
Place towards the lower right corner of your canvas.
Duplicate and flip horizontally. Place On the left side of your canvas to your liking.

Splash – Reduce: Width 66.1%. Height: 67.9%. Place in the center of your canvas to your liking.

Frame 2 – Reduce 60.0%. Rotate –9.1. Place in the center of your canvas.

Lolli2 – Reduce 26.8%. Rotate –13.9. Place on the left side of your frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Clover – Duplicate 3 times.
Take 1 copy and reduce 11.3%. Place inside the frame on the lower inside right hand side of your frame. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy: Reduce 8.1%. Place on the left side of your canvas next to the frame towards the top. Add a drop shadow.
3rd copy: Reduce 9.1%. Rotate –28.6. Place at the top left of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.
4th copy: Reduce 8.9%. Place midway on the right side of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

© Button – Reduce 17.2%. Rotate 27.8. Place on the top left of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

Banner – Reduce 67.7%. Place at the top of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Light Burst – Reduce 89.6%. Place to your liking on the canvas.

Swirl 2 – Reduce 26.3%. Place in the middle of your canvas on the left side of the frame. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Size it to your liking. Place in the middle of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Swirl 2 – Reduce 27.5%. Place on the lower right hand of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Bomb – Reduce 33.3%. Place on the lower right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Finger – Reduce 22.6%. Place behind the bomb making it look like it’s sitting on top of it.
Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Color: 000000
Blend Mode: Normal
Distance: 0
Spread: 22
Size: 13
Check Stroke: Size 1, color 335E0B.

Shoe – Reduce 22.4%. Place next to the bomb. Add a drop shadow.

Pot of Gold – Reduce 29.6%. Place on the left side of your tube at the bottom. Add a drop shadow.

Flask – Reduce 17.6%. Place on the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Beer – Flip Horizontally. Reduce 18.0%. Place above the flask. Add a drop shadow.

Word Art – Reduce 80.0%. Center at the bottom of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Horse Shoe - 26.3%. Rotate –10.8. Place on the top right side of your canvas to your liking.

© Lips – Reduce 40.1%. Rotate 27.5. Place under the horse shoe. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are 258F00.  Size 58.28 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Color: FFFFFF
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 75%
Angle: 120
Distance: 0
Spread: 18
Size: 24
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke:
Size: 2
Opacity: 82%
Color: F2FA0B. Place the name on top right of your canvas over the flower.
Place over the horse shoe.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

February 27, 2014

Field of Flowers.

 CT tag using the beautiful tube Gown by Ishika Chowdhury. You can find it here at Mystical Scraps.


February 23, 2014

Shamrock Fashion

This CT/PTU tag & tutorial were made for Trinita. The tube has so many possibilities. For this I used the one for St. Patricks day.


The creation of this tutorial is my own, any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:

I’m using the very beautiful Women of Fashion from trinita. You can get it here. This tube  has so many possibilities to choose from.

Ooo Shamrock scrap kit by Hania’s Designs. You can find where to buy it here.

Evil St. Patty’s animation from SopisticatSimone. You can find that here. Be sure to leave some love.

Mask: Mask 485 by Insatiable Dreams, you can find it here. Scroll down the page, it’s under Masks 12.

Font used is called 36. I bought it many years ago at an office supply store. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using paper 02. Place on your canvas to your liking.

E3 – Reduce 54.0%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E97 – Reduce 65.2%. Place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E71 – Reduce 19.8%. Place in the lower right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E48 – Reduce Width: 97.2%. Height: 100. Duplicate twice. Lock all 3 layers together. Place over the pot of gold, looking as if it’s coming out of it.

E30 – Reduce 61.5%. Place towards the bottom, slightly off center to the left.

E16 – Reduce 46.8%. Place on the branch of the tree. Add an outer glow and a drop shadow using the default settings.

E62 – Reduce 20.6%. Place in front of the pot of gold. Add a drop shadow.

E09 - Rotate 20.9. Place over the frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E61 – Reduce 49.3%. Place towards the top left of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.

E85 - Reduce 42.6%. Place near the crow. Add an outer glow and drop shadow to your liking.

E07 – Place in the center of your canvas to your liking.

E77 – Place on the right side of your canvas. Duplicate and place on the left side of your canvas to your liking.

Open your animation. Lock all layers and drag it onto your canvas. Reduce it to 39.7%. Place on the left hand of your canvas. I created a group, putting all the layers into it.

E14 – Reduce 17.9%. Place on the side of the red grass.

E23 – Reduce 56.5%. Place towards the top left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E26 – Reduce 28.8%. Place in front of the mushrooms. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place slightly in front of the original.

E59 – Reduce 22.3%. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Reduce it to the size you want and place in the middle of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E50 – Reduce 39.8%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Add and outer glow and a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are D60101.  Size 68 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2, color is 000000. Place the name on the top left of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark.

Now it’s time for the animation.
Open your animation window if it’s not already active. To do this, go to your Menu>Window and click Animation. It will appear at the bottom. Make sure your Animation Set Layer is active. You will have 16 frames.

In your animation window, you will only see 1 frame. First thing you do is click on the 0 Sec, this will bring up the Selects Frame Time Delay box.
Click Other. A Set Frame Delay box will come up. Set the time for 0.15 and click okay. You’ve set the time for the animation.
Now click on the copy frames icon. Do this until you have 16 frames in the animation window.



Next, you will highlight the first frame in the animation window. In your layers box, uncheck all but the first frame.



Next click on Frame 2. In the layers palette, uncheck Frame 1 and check Frame 2.



Do the same for each remaining frame in your Animation Window. Click on the play button to make sure it’s at the speed you want.

Once everything is how you want it, go to File>Save For Web & Devices. If you want to see what it will look like, click Preview. Click on Save. This will save as a .gif file and you’re done.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

February 18, 2014

Wrapped In Love


CT PTU tutorial using the beautiful kit Wrapped In Love which can be found at Mystical Scraps Store.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Wrapped In Love scrap kit by Creative Scraps by Crys. You can find where to buy it here.

Tube used is Sylvia from VeryMany. You can find it here. Remember you cannot use any tube without a license.

Mask: WeeScotLass Mask 81, you can find it here. Scroll down the page, all the links to her masks will be on the right.

Font used is Kingthings Petrock. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using paper 9. Place on your canvas to your liking.

Frame4 = Reduce 71.1%. Place in the center of your canvas towards the bottom. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.

E39 = Reduce 53.9%. Rotate –21.5. Place in the top left of your canvas.

E9 = Reduce 64.4%. Rotate –78.5. Place on the right side of the frame.

E51 = Reduce 34.0%. Rotate –27.4. Place on the fan, to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E26 = Duplicate. Take your 1st copy and reduce 30.6%. Rotate 15.8. Place in the top right corner of your canvas.
2nd copy - reduce 18.3%. Place on the left side of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E53 = Reduce 33.0%. Rotate –71.5. Place on the lower left of the frame. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate, rotate –17.8. Place on the upper right of the frame.
Duplicate, rotate –68.9. Place on the lower right side of the frame.

E27 = Duplicate. 1st copy - reduce 18.6%. Rotate 28.6. Place under the white flower on the top left corner of the frame. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy - reduce 20.1%. Place over the leaves on the right top of the frame. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Outer Glow: size 1.

E35 = Reduce 48.5%. Place on the bottom left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E47 = Reduce 20.9%. Place on the leaves under E27 (black flower). Add a drop shadow.

E36 = Duplicate. Take your 1st copy and reduce 19.1%. Place towards the lower left of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy - reduce 15.3%. Place next to the clock face or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E37 = Duplicate. Take your first copy and reduce 14.6%. Place in the top right of your frame or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy – reduce 13.1%. Open your Blending Options. Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Outer Glow using the default settings. Place over the leaves, on the bottom right of your frame. Add a drop shadow.

E2 = Reduce 38.0%. Place on the right bottom of the canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E45 = Reduce 47.9%. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Color 9F9B9B.
Blend Mode: Normal.
Distance: 0
Spread: 9
Size: 5
Check Inner Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel & Emboss: Size 2.

E23 = Reduce 53.9%. Open your Blending Options.
Check Drop Shadow:
Distance – 3
Spread: 0
Size: 5

E17 = Reduce 29.6%. Place over the fan on the top left of the canvas. Add a Drop Shadow and Outer Glow using the default settings.

E 40 = Reduce 19.6%. Place in the lower left of the canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E21 = Reduce 18.4%. Place in the lower left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E20 = Reduce 20.2%. Place in the lower right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E3 = Reduce 18.6%. Place towards the lower middle of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are CE0000.  Size 69.33 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow – Using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 1, color is 822F2F. Place the name on top right of your canvas over the flower.

E43 = Reduce 13.3%. Place over a part of the name. Using your eraser, delete part of the loop to make it look as if it’s hanging off the name. Add and Outer Glow and Drop Shadow.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

February 17, 2014

With love, Marilyn

PTU CT tag made for Scrappin' Krazy Designs using the beautiful kit With Love.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Scrappin’ Krazy Designs, With Love scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

Mask: Mask 428 by Insatiable Dreams, you can find it here. Scroll down the page, all the links to her masks will be on the right.

I used Marilyn from The Art of Spazz. You can find it here.
Remember, you MUST have a license to use any tube.

Font used is Times New Roman. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

E85= Reduce 71.1%. Reduce opacity to 47%. Place in the middle of your canvas.

Create your mask using paper 1. Place on your canvas to your liking.

E60: Reduce Width 85.9%, Height 80.6%. Place in the center of your canvas.

E36: Reduce 79.7%. Place in the center of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Open your tube. Duplicate. De-activate the original layer so you can’t see it. Now, taking your copy, enlarge it enough to get 3 different parts of the face into the frames. This will take a few tries to get it right where you want it. When you have it the size you want it, duplicate it 2 times. Place each copy where you want in each of the frame openings. You want to keep all 3 copies the same size.
Activate your frame layer. Using your magic wand, click inside the top left of your frame. On your menu bar, click Select>Modify>Expand. The setting you will use is 4. Click OK. You will see the marching ants are still on the inside of your frame. Keep them there.
Activate the first copy of your tube that will be in the top left frame. Again, go to Select>Inverse then hit delete. This will keep what you want inside the frame while deleting the rest. (It’s easier than erasing)
Repeat these steps for the remaining two inside frames.
Once that is done, lock all those layers together so if you move one, you move them all.
Here’s a screen shot of what mine looks like at this point. Don’t worry that the full face is showing in the larger frame. Your tube and the elements will cover most of it.



E58: Reduce: Height - 66.6%. Width - 84%. Place over the long right frame to your liking. Reduce Opacity to 35%. Duplicate and place over the left side of the frame to your liking.

E28: Reduce 33.0%. Place in the lower left corner. Add a drop shadow.
Duplicate and reduce to 79.4%. Place in the lower right corner.

E39: Reduce Width - 45.7%, Height 52.1%. Place at the bottom of the top frame. As if it’s hanging off it.

E56: Flip vertically. Reduce 38.8%. Place in the middle of your canvas towards the left. Add a drop shadow.

E45: Reduce 40.5%. Place over the left top of the frame. Duplicate and place over the right side of your place.

E20: Reduce 28.7%. Place at the top left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E55 = Flip Horizontally & Vertically. Reduce 48.1%. Place on the right side of your canvas to your liking. Duplicate, add a drop shadow on the lower layer only.

E48 = Reduce 51.0%. Rotate –102.5. Place on the lower left corner of the top square of your frame. Duplicate and place over E55 to your liking.

E49 = Duplicate 4 times
Original element - reduce 26.6%. Place near the feather on the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow
 1st copy – reduce 22.6%. Place on the lower right side of your canvas on top of the flowers. Add a drop shadow.
2nd copy – reduce 20.0%. Place on the lower frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.
3rd copy – reduce 18.3%. Place on top of the feather, on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
4th copy – reduce 20.4%. Place in the middle of your canvas or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

E46 = Place on the lower half of your canvas. Duplicate, flip horizontally and place on the top half of your canvas.

E12 = Reduce 33.2%. Place as if the kitten is standing on the bottom frame or to your liking. Add a drop shadow.

Now open your tube. Reduce and place to your liking. My tube looks as if she’s sitting down so I made it look as if she’s sitting on the bottom of the long frame. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are FA059B.  Size 68.47 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow – Opacity is 75%. Use the default settings for everything else.
Check Outer Glow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss:
Structure: Style-Inner Bevel
Technique: Smooth
Depth: 100
Direction: Up
Use the default setting for the rest.
Check Stroke size 1, color is 9E099C. Place the name on the bottom left of your canvas.

Add your license and your watermark.

Delete the white background. Save as .png.


I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.

February 11, 2014

Valentine Romance

CT/PTU tag made for Jackie's Jewels using her An Evening of Romance Kit. You can find where to buy it on her blog or at Pimpin' PSPers Warehouse.
Tube used is by Keith Garvey.


Here are some snags for you.







February 10, 2014

Evening Romance

PTU CT tag for Jackies Jewels. I used An Evening of Romance kit. Look for it on her blog or at Pimpin' PSPers Warehouse.


And here are some snags for you.