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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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Sunday, July 29, 2012

postheadericon Summer Time 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 :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Maigan Lynn which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through CDO here.

I am licensed through My Tag Art which is now closed.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Eclipse Creations called "Summer Time" which you can purchase here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask75 which can be downloaded from here.

Font of Choice .. Cutie Pie

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white.

New raster layer and floodfill with #3bc8ff. New mask layer from image WSL_Mask75, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Resize 110%, layer duplicate & merge down both mask layers.

Repeat with #c494ec and rotate right 45. Adjust/add remove noise/add noise/uniform monochrome checked/35%.

Copy and paste Frame 2 & resize 75%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 5, copy and paste Paper 3, resize 65%, selections invert and hit delete. Select none. Copy and paste Plants 2, drop shadow and your frame as well. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy and paste Scattered ring, resize 85% & drop shadow.

Copy and paste Dolphins, resize 75% & drop shadow. Once you have placed your tube, you may wish to reposition your dolphins so that you may see part of them.

Copy and paste Sun & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner. Copy and paste Palm 2, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side.

Copy and paste your tube, resize as necessary & drop shadow. Copy and paste Sand and position towards the bottom.

Copy and paste Seaweed 2 & drop shadow. Position along the bottom of your frame. 

Copy and paste Flower 2, resize 65%  & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Repeat with Flower 3 and position next to your first flower. Copy and paste Crank, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position on your flowers.

Copy and paste Comet, resize 85% & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side. Copy and paste Starfish, resize 65% and drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste Bubble 2, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side. Repeat with Bubbles 3 and position on the top left hand corner. Drag this layer beneath your tube layer.

Copy and paste Sparkle & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Layer duplicate/flip and drag this layer beneath your tube layer as well.

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 Cutie Pie, Size 48, color #21c0ff and then added a size 3 fat white gradient glow, followed by a size 3 fat #8449bc one 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.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

postheadericon Summer Vacation 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 :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Pinup Toons which you must have a license to use. Please do not use this work without purchasing through CDO here. I am licensed through CILM which is now closed.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Gina's Gems called "Are We There Yet Coney Island" which you can purchase here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask84 which can be downloaded from here.

Font of Choice .. Tempus Sans ITC

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste Paper 14, select none. New mask layer from image WSL_Mask84, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Resize 105%.

Copy and paste Starfish Spray, resize 70% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position up top. Layer duplicate/flip.

Copy and paste Frame 2 & resize 75%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 8, copy and paste Paper 26, resize 50%, selections invert and hit delete.

Copy and paste Rope Element 2 & drop shadow. Centre in your frame. Repeat with Rope Element 1, resizing 65% & position bottom left hand corner. Repeat with Vines & position bottom centre.

Copy and paste Branch 2, rotate left 45 & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Spring Blossom 3, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side of your frame a lil above centre. Layer duplicate, position a little lower than your first blossom. Repeat again with a 3rd blossom. Copy and paste Spring Blossom 1, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position nicely on your blue blossoms. Layer duplicate and move to a spot you're happy with.

Copy and paste Cloud 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner. Repeat with Ribbon 1 and position top left hand corner. Repeat with Bow 3 & position in the centre of your blue bow.

Copy and paste Satin Bow 1, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position in the centre of your white bow.

Copy and paste Kite, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position nicely on your cloud.

Copy and paste Deck Chair 1, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Copy and paste your tube, resize as necessary & drop shadow. Repeat with Life saver 1, resizing 40% & position bottom right hand corner of your deck chair.

Copy and paste Sandcastle 2, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Repeat with Starfish 2, resizing 30% & position on your lifesaver.

Copy and paste Crab, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position next to your starfish.

Copy and paste Word Art and resize 50%. I then added a size 3 fat white gradient glow followed by 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 Tempus Sans ITC, Size 60, color #0eb4d9 and then added the same gradient glow & drop shadow as with the word art.

Save and you are done.

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

postheadericon Amazing tutorials using my kits


My dear friend tweety has really outdone herself with some gorgeous tutorials using some of my latest kits. The first one she did with my "Summer at the Shore" kit. Just beautiful as always. Her tutorial can be found here.


The 2nd one features my portion of the "Summertime Fun" collaboration available exclusively at Whimsical Divas. Take a minute to check out this gorgeous collaboration. Thanks so much tweety .. amazing as always. Her tutorial can be found here.



The 3rd one features my latest 1$ mini kit "Water Water Everywhere" featuring beautiful blues. Breathtaking job tweety. Thanks so much my dear friend. Her tutorial can be found here.

As always my kits (aside from the collaboration part) are available in all stores .. PicsforDesign, Twilight Scraps, Wilma4Ever & Whimsical Divas
Monday, July 23, 2012

postheadericon Drop Dead Gorgeous 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 :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of KiwiFire Storm which you must have a license to use. Please do not use his work without purchasing through the PSP Project here.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Wicked Princess Scraps called "Fredrika Freedom Fighter" which you can purchase here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask84 which can be downloaded from here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used Word Art from Brutal Designs which can be downloaded here.

Font of Choice .. Rock It

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste Paper 17, select none. New mask layer from image WSL_Mask84, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Resize 105%.

Copy and paste Dots & resize 65%. Adjust color balance/manual color correction from #2b4d5c to black. Adjust/add remove noise/add noise/gaussian monochrome checked 75% and then drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout. Position top left hand corner. Layer duplicate, mirror & flip.

Copy and paste Hearts in the wind, resize 75%, mirror & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner. Layer duplicate, mirror & flip.

Copy and paste Poster Frame & resize 75%. Using your magic wand, select the center portion of your frame, selections modify/expand 5, copy and paste Paper 9, resize 65%, selections invert and hit delete. Drop shadow your frame.

Copy and paste Bullet Holes, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position in your window.

Copy and paste Curtain, resize 60%, mirror & drop shadow. Position along the right hand side of your frame.

Copy and paste Flower Swag, resize 40% & drop shadow. Position along the top of your frame. Copy and paste Cherries, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position top centre and drag this layer just below your floral swag layer. 

Copy and paste Camilia Flower, resize 20% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner of your floral swag. Layer duplicate & mirror.

Copy and paste Clock 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position along the left hand side of your frame. Repeat with Stool, resizing 40% and position bottom right hand corner.

Copy and paste Wine, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Repeat with Glass, resizing 30% & position next to your wine bottle.

Copy and paste your tube, resize as necessary & drop shadow. If you are using the same tube as I am, position so it appears the woman is sitting on the stool.

Copy and paste Cuffs, resize 20% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner.

Copy and paste Box of pearls, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Repeat with Bullets and position next to your box of pearls.

Open your word art and delete layers 4, 5 & 6. Copy merged and paste as a new layer on your tag. Resize 75%. I then added the following gradient glow followed by 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 Rock It, Size 26 black and then added the same gradient glow as with the word art followed by 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.
Sunday, July 15, 2012

postheadericon Water Water Everywhere Tagger Size Mini Ki


Water Water Everywhere Tagger Size Mini Kit

This gorgeous mini kit contains 11 papers (800x800 in size) & 36 elements. Elements include bows, ribbons, flowers, butterflies, doodles, frames, and beautiful themed elements that include 2 adorable kids and a duckie in their rain gear.

A lovely kit inspired by the colors of water water everywhere.

This kit is part of a new series of color themed affordable mini kits perfect for all your tagging needs !

Kit is available for sale at all stores.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

postheadericon Citrus Twist Tagger Size Mini Kit


Citrus Twist Tagger Size Mini Kit

This gorgeous mini kit contains 10 papers (800x800 in size) & 36 elements. Elements include citrus fruit, citrus cupcakes, flowers, foliage, sun, butterflies & bird, tiki statue, picnic table, deck chair, frames, ribbons, bows & doodles.

A bright bold kit inspired by the sundrenched colors of citrus !

This kit is part of a new series of color themed affordable mini kits perfect for all your tagging needs !

Kit is available for sale at PicsforDesign, Twilight Scraps, Wilma4Ever & Whimsical Divas
Monday, July 9, 2012

postheadericon Strawberry Shortcake Tagger Size Mini Kit


Strawberry Shortcake Tagger Size Mini Kit

This gorgeous mini kit contains 9 papers (800x800 in size) & 36 elements. Elements include strawberries and more strawberries, an adorable little bear selling berries, flowers, greenery, ribbons, bows, strings, frames, butterflies, doodles, garden bench, picket fence, basket window & shutters and matching tag.

A beautiful kit inspired by the colors and joy of strawberry picking season.

This kit is part of a new series of color themed affordable mini kits perfect for all your tagging needs ! 

Kit is available for sale at PicsforDesign, Twilight Scraps, Wilma4Ever & Whimsical Divas
Friday, July 6, 2012

postheadericon Beach Baby Beach 1$ Bonanza at PicsForDesign


It's time for summer vacation and fun in the sun !!!

In honor of all the fun we have during the summer, I'm having a big sale at PicsForDesign. I'm calling this Beach Baby Beach 1$ Bonanza and all my kits are available until July 31st for just that .. 1$ !

So drop by my store and see if anything inspires you ! 

postheadericon Life is a Stage 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 :


Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Alicia Bel which you must have a license to use. Please do not use this work without purchasing through the PSP Project as part of this Starter Pack.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU kit from Sam's Scraps called "Dancer" which is also available at the PSP Project as part of the same Starter Pack.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask129 & WSL_Mask84 which can be downloaded from here.

Word Art of Choice .. I have used Word Art from Word Art world that is unfortunately no longer available for download. Beautiful word art from Jennifer can be purchased here.

Font of Choice .. Lucinda Handwriting

Let's get started

New image 600x600 and floodfill with white. New raster layer, select all, copy and paste Paper 9, select none. New mask layer from image WSL_Mask84, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Resize 110% & duplicate layer.

New raster layer, select all, copy and paste Paper 13, select none. New mask layer from image WSL_Mask129, invert transparency unchecked, and merge group. Resize 105%, adjust/add remove noise/add noise/uniform monochrome checked/35%.

Repeat with Paper 10, skip noise effect and resize 90%. Repeat with Paper 18, resizing 80% & rotate right 25.

Copy and paste Dancer Glitter Frame, resize 65% & drop shadow. I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout.

Copy Flower 8, resize 40%, rotate right 90 & drop shadow. Position on the right hand side of your frame. Layer duplicate/mirror.

Copy and paste Ribbon 1, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position along the bottom. Repeat with Ribbon 3 and 6 and position along the bottom as well.

Copy and paste Feathers, resize 75% & drop shadow. Position on the left hand side.

Copy and paste Floral Decoration, resize 70% & drop shadow. Position bottom centre. Copy and paste Bow 2, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position bottom centre on your floral decoration.

Copy and paste Ballet Slippers, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position bottom left hand corner. Copy and paste Violin, resize 65% & drop shadow. Position bottom right hand corner. Copy and paste Champagne Glass, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position next to the violin.

Copy and paste Dancer Leaf, resize 50% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner.

Copy and paste Flower 2, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position top right hand corner on your leaf. Repeat with Flower 3 and 1. Position all flowers together.

Copy and paste Butterfly, resize 30% & drop shadow. Position top left hand corner.

Copy and paste your word art and resize as necessary. Select all/float/defloat, copy and paste Paper 9, resize 50%, selections invert, hit delete, select none and delete original word art layer. I then added a size 3 fat color #a7344f gradient glow, followed by a size 3 fat white one and then drop shadow.

Copy and paste your tube, resize as necessary & then 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 Lucinda Handwriting, Size 48, Paper 10 as the background pattern, and then added a lil noise adjust/add remove noise/add noise/random monochrome checked/50%. I then added a size 3 fat 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.






Wednesday, July 4, 2012

postheadericon Vacation Sale at Twilight Scraps


In honor of Summer Vacation, I'm having a month long 50% off sale at Twilight Scraps. So drop by my store and see what catches your eye ! 

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