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My name is Susan M. Im a single stay at home mom of a wonderful little autistic boy.
My hobbies are PSP.
I love helping my friends who are starting with PSP.
Any similarity or resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional. Pls do not recopy my tutorials anywhere. Many thanks Susan.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

postheadericon Don't Miss 1$ Wednesday at Twilight Scraps !


It's 1$ Wednesday at Twilight Scraps ! 

Take a few minutes to stop by here and see all the great offers available for 1$ today !

Sunday, March 20, 2011

postheadericon Cherry Pie Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Lacy Clagg (www.lacyclagg.com) which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU Scrap kit by Angels Designz called "Cherry Bomb" which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask222 & WSL_Mask38 which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. 2 Peas Airplane

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 1. Select none. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask222, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group.

New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 12. Select none. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask38, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group.

Copy and paste Stars, adjust/add remove noise/random monochrome checked/50% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Star Chain & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Frame 3. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame (don't forget to select all the lil bits), selections modify/expand 6. Copy and paste your Paper 9 below your frame layer, resize 65%, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect. Copy and paste Mesh and hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow your frame.

Copy and paste Bow 2 & drop shadow. Position hanging down from your star frame.

Copy and paste your tube, resize if necessary & drop shadow. Copy and paste Glitter trail & drop shadow. Position along the bottom.

Copy and paste Flower & bow, mirror, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Copy and paste Bow 3, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position also bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste Charm, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position hanging down from the right side of your star frame.

Copy and paste Guitar, resize 65%, rotate left 15 & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Copy and paste Heart & Crossbones, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position also bottom left hand corner with your guitar.

Copy and paste Word Art. I then added the following gradient glow & drop shadow.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I have used 500x500).

Add copyright and name on your tag. I have used 2 Peas Airplane, Size 36, color white and then added a size 5 medium color #c6102b gradient glow & then drop shadow.

 
Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.
Saturday, March 19, 2011

postheadericon Happy Hoppy Easter Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.
 
Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Bessie (www.bessieho.webs.com) which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU scrap kit from Teresa's Treasures called "Sweet Spring" which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used WSL_Mask277 by weescotslass which can be downloaded here.

Template of Choice .. I have used an easter template called Hopping by from Daira which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. 2 Peas Airplane

Let's get started

Open your template in PSP & delete credits and bunny layer. Resize canvas size 600x600 and floodfill background layers with white.

New raster layer just above your background layer. Select all, copy and paste into selection Paper 5. Select none. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask277, invert transparency unchecked. Merge group. Layer duplicate & flip.

Merge down both mask layers and resize 95%

Copy and paste Element 54, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner. Layer duplicate mirror. Layer duplicate flip. Layer duplicate mirror.

Select Dashed Circles layer, adjust color balance/manual color correction from black to #ed3190.

Select Square layer, select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 9, selections invert and hit delete. Select none and delete original Square layer.

I then added a size 5 fat white gradient glow and then drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Select Ellipse layer, select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 2, selections invert and hit delete. Select none and delete original Ellipse layer. Add same gradient glow as before and drop shadow.

Merge down both Small Square layers. Select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 10, selections invert and hit delete. Select non and delete original Small squares layer. Add again gradient glow and drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 59, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position hanging down from your top small square.

Copy and paste Element 76, resize 35% & drop shadow. Position on your top small square. Layer duplicate and position on your bottom small square.

Select Rectangle layer, select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 4, selections invert and hit delete. Select none and delete original Rectangle layer. Add again gradient glow and drop shadow.

Select Stripes layer, adjust color balance/manual color correction from #404040 to #1cc3f4.

Select Frame layer, adjust color balance/manual color correction from #c0c0c0 to #ed3190. Adjust/add remove noise/monochrome random checked/50%. Drop shadow.

Copy and paste Element 2, resize 75% & drop shadow. Repeat with Element 1.

Copy and paste Element 8, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Repeat with Element 14 & mirror. Repeat with Element 23 & 9.

Copy and paste Element 16, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Repeat with Element 22 and position next to your leaf.

Copy and paste your tube, resize 90% and drop shadow. Position on the right side over your rectangle.

Select Easter layer, adjust color balance/manual color correction from black to #ed3190. Add gradient glow & drop shadow.

Select Happy layer, adjust color balance/manual color correction from #c0c0c0 to #1cc3f4. Drop shadow.

Select Hearts layer, adjust color balance/manual color correction from #c0c0c0 to #ed3190.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I have used 500x500).

Add copyright and name on your tag. I have used 2 Peas Airplane, Size 48, color #ed3190. I then added the same noise & gradient glow as used previously and then drop shadow.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.
Friday, March 18, 2011

postheadericon Weekend Deals at Wilma4ever !

Weekend Deals at Wilma4ever

Don't forget to stop by Wilma4ever's to check out all the great Weekend Deals available this weekend for only 1$ !!! 

I am featuring my "In My Arms Lil Man" kit, with all proceeds from the sale of this kit being donated to Autism Speaks to help fund autism research !

postheadericon Lucky Leprechaun Sale at Twilight Scraps !


Twilight Scraps
Lucky Leprechaun Sale
March 15th - March 20th

Twilight Scraps is having a Lucky Leprechaun Sale and all my items are on sale for .99 during this time ! Pls stop by my store here and see all the goodies available. Many designers are having some great sales during this time. So stop by Twilight Scraps and see what great deals are to be snagged.

As well, some great prizes will be handed out randomly to some lucky customers during the sale. To be included in the draw, simply buy anything from Twilight Scraps. Prizes available are :

Belle of the Ball - $5.00 Coupon
Creative Intentionz - 2x $5.00 Coupons
Digiscrapsations - $3.00 Coupon
Dnscraps - $5.00 Coupon
Heartfelt Perfections - $5.00 Coupon
Kim's Korner - 2 Kits of Choice
Sam's Scraps - 3x $3.00 Coupons
Schnegge - 2 Kits & 1 CU Product
ScrappinKrazy - $5.00 Coupon
Shal's World - 2x $4.00 Coupons
Soxsational Scraps - 2x $5.00 Coupons
WackyWinnie - Product of Choice

Don't forget as part of my sale, my latest kits are available for .99. "In My Arms Lil Man" with all proceeds being donated to Autism Speaks to help support autism research and "Lil Boys/Lil Girls Are".

postheadericon Tut using my "In My Arms Lil Man" Kit


My dearest friend tweety has again wrote a gorgeous tutorial for me, this time using my latest kit "In My Arms Lil Man" kit. Just beautiful as always ! 

Thanks so much my dear friend. Tutorial can be found here.

postheadericon Happy Easter Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Photography of Choice .. I am using the work of Gaynor Lewis (www.gaynorlewis.com) which you must have a license to use. Please do not use this work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

The particular images I have used are FTU through My Tag Art here. Please follow TOU if using these.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous FTU Kit from Scrap Dimensions called Easter Bliss which can be downloaded here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used Vix_Mask363 which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Waterbrush ROB
 
Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 2. Select none. New mask layer from image Vix_Mask363, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group.

Repeat with Paper 13, mirror & resize 85%.

Copy and paste Ribbon 2, resize 30 % & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Frame 2 & resize 60%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your first frame, selections modify/expand 5. Copy and paste your first image below your frame layer, resize if necessary, selections invert and hit delete. Select none. Repeat for your 2nd frame. Drop shadow your frame.

Copy and paste Ribbon 4, mirror, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Repeat with Ribbon 5.

Copy and paste Decor 1, resize 50%, mirror & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Copy and paste Decor 2, resize 50%, flip & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

Copy and paste Daisy 6, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Repeat with Daisy 7.

Copy and paste Flower 9, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Copy and paste Easter Eggs, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position at the base of your flowers.

Copy and paste Basket, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Copy and paste Chicks, resize 40% & drop shadow. Postion next to your basket.

Copy and paste Bow 7, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner of your top frame. Copy and paste Bow 1, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position on top of your other bow.

Copy and paste Butterfly 1, resize 20%, rotate right 20 & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I have used 500x500).

Add copyright and your name. I have used Waterbrush ROB, Size 72, Color #d21662. I then added a lil noise effect (adjust/add remove noise/random mono checked 50%) and then a size 5 fat color #ddb320 gradient glow followed by a size 5 fat white gradient glow and then drop shadow.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.
Saturday, March 12, 2011

postheadericon Lil Man Tut


Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Joanne Schempp (http://schempp.us/) which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used my own PTU Scrap kit "In My Arms Lil Man" which can be purchased here.

Mask of Choice .. I haved used Vix_Mask363 by Vix which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Waterbrush ROB

The tubed used is a gorgeous commission piece titled "Little Man" by the very talented Joanne Schempp. The commission was generously purchased for me by an anonymous donor and I chose to have it represent my lil man and I. Prints can be purchased here.

The kit is based on this commission piece. Since my lil man was diagnosed with autism last fall, pls note all proceeds from the sale of this kit will be donated to Autism Speaks to help fund autism research.

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, paste into selection Paper 20. Select none. New mask layer from image, Vix_Mask363, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group.

Copy and paste Doodle 5, resize 65% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position top left hand corner.

Copy and paste Doodle 8, resize 65%, rotate right 90, mirror & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner. Layer duplicate and flip.

Copy and paste Frame 5, resize 50% & drop shadow.

Copy and paste your tube image below your frame layer and then trim any portion that is bigger than your frame.

Copy and paste Ribbon 4, mirror, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Element 7, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position along the top of your frame. You may need to erase a bird if it falls on top of the face of your tube. Or you can do as I did, using my selection tool, selected the bird, cut and paste as new layer. I then moved it up higher. It's up to you however it looks best.

Copy and paste Element 17, rotate right 90, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side of your frame. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Element 12, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Ribbon 2, rotate right 90, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom of your frame.

Copy and paste String 4, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom of your frame. Copy and paste String 6, rotate right 90, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom of your frame also.

Copy and paste Element 14, resize 40%, mirror, rotate right 90 & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Butterfly 8, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side. Copy and paste Butterfly 2, mirror, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side.

Copy and paste Element 23 & resize 85%.

X out white background, merge visible. Open white background, resize to your liking (I have used 500x500).

Add copyright and name on your tag. I have used WaterBrush Rob, Size 48, color #261e4c and then added a size 5 medium white gradient glow and drop shadow.

Save and you are done.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results. I'd love to see what you came up with.
Friday, March 11, 2011

In My Arms Lil Man PTU Scrap Kit 

This kit is based on a gorgeous commission piece titled "Little Man" by the very talented Joanne Schempp. The commission was generously purchased for me by an anonymous donor and I chose to have it represent my lil man and I.

The print can be purchased here and the tubed version through My Tag Art here.

Since my lil man was diagnosed with autism last fall,
pls note all proceeds from the sale of this kit will be donated
to Autism Speaks to help fund autism research. 

The kit contains 79 elements and 20 papers (800x800 in size). Elements included are bows, butterflies, buttons, doodles, frames, ribbons and a variety of matching elements like basket, birdhouse, birds, window frames, foliage, flowers, water drops, picket fence and 2 adorable matching lil posers.

If you have any questions, pls feel free to contact me at The_Taker_@Hotmail.com.

Thanks so much for supporting autism research by purchasing this kit.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

postheadericon It's 1$ Wednesday at Twilight Scraps !


It's 1$ Wednesday at Twilight Scraps ! 

Take a few minutes to stop by here and see all the great offers available for 1$ today ! 

Included is my latest kit Lil Boys/Lil Girls Are as well as St-Patrick's Day & Easter themed items ! 
Saturday, March 5, 2011

postheadericon Ongoing NSD 50% off sale !!!

All weekend !!! 

Ongoing NSD Sale !!!

50% off all Shal's World items !

 
Stop by any of these stores and see all the goodies on sale from many of the designers ! 

postheadericon Lil Boys/Lil Girls Are PTU Scrap Kit


Lil Boys/Lil Girls Are PTU Scrap Kit

Finally another new kit, took me a while, but I hope you like it ! This kit is a little special since it's really 2 kits in 1. You have here both the Lil Boys Are and Lil Girls Are scrap kits for a total of 143 elements and 40 papers. 

Lil Boys portion includes 70 elements and 20 papers while the Lil Girls portion has 73 elements and 20 papers. 



postheadericon Eggcellent PTU Scrap Kit


Eggcellent PTU Scrap Kit 

This Easter's themed kit has 30 papers, 96 elements & a glass egg shaped alpha.


postheadericon St-Patrick's Day FTU & PTU Scrap Kits


 St-Paddy's Mini FTU Scrap Kit  

I made this lil mini kit to complement a gorgeous tube from Renee Lavoie at My Tag Art.

This FTU kit has 36 elements & 12 papers. 

You can download it at My Tag Art here.
The tutorial I have written can be found here. I hope you like it. 


Irish Cream PTU Scrap Kit 

This St-Paddy's themed kit has 30 papers, 89 elements & a shamrock alpha.


 
Irish Gold PTU Scrap Kit 

This St-Paddy's themed kit has 25 papers, 71 elements & a shamrock alpha.

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