Thursday, December 30, 2010

Unicorn's Visit by Rose

What a superb job Rose with Rose's Tuts & Tags has done with this.  She used my Fantasticland kit, which you can purchase at SWA (on sale :o).  Please be sure to stop by Rose's and check this and all her other wonderful tuts out while you're there.  She has loads and loads of great ones!

Thanks again, Rose!  I love it!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Gaze Tutorial

WOW again!  Bev of HorsePlay's Pasture has written an amazing tutorial with my sampler portion of the Stargazing CollabStargazing.  This is a collab by 9 of the designers at Stargazer Scraps, and we all have PTU kits that coordinate with the collab, in case you didn't get enough in the sampler - LOL.  The collab can be purchased outright for $8 or is free with an $8 purchase, but only for a limited time.

Please be sure to stop by and see Bev at HorsePlay's Pasture and check out all the coordinating tutorials with the Stargazer Scraps collab

Blue Moon Tutorial

Oh WOW!  Digicats has made this gorgeous tutorial to go with my Stargazer Scraps sampler portion included in the collab, which is available for free with an $8 purchase or you can buy it outright.  There is also a matching PTU kit, if the sampler did not include enough goodness.  There are 9 sampler kits included in the Stargazer collab and each sampler has a matching PTU kit.

Please stop by Digicats and check out her tutorials.  She makes fabulous tutorials!  Thanks ever so much, Dianna!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mistress of Stars by Digicats

Ooooh - This is a simply beautiful tutorial Dianna of Di Before Dawn Tutorials has made using my part of the Stargazer Scraps Collab, now available free with $8 purchase, or you can buy it outright, but you'll only find it at Stargazer Scraps

Please be sure to stop in and tell Dianna how fabulous her tutorials are.  She also has been making tutorials with all the collab portions, so it would be your one stop shopping for your tutorials!  My tag above has been linked to her site for your easy navigating.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas by Jen

Oh wow!  I'm so excited to share this with y'all.  Jen of Jen's Sweet Temptations and Jen's Tags and Tuts made this absolutely stunning tag using my Christmas Memories kit (which is PTU and there is an accompanying sampler on my blog, as well), which you can get at Scrappin Dollars!

You can find this tut at Jen's Tags and Tuts.  Please stop by and tell her what a fantabulous job she did with this, and be sure to check out her other tuts while you're there!

Thanks again Jen!  I love it!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Country Living Tutorial by Faith

Faith of Faith's Lacey Tuts has made this absolutely adorable tag/tutorial using my Festival of Fall PTU kit.  You can find Festival of Fall kit at Scrappin Dollars and my other stores (blinkies on right of blog are linked).

You can find her fabulous tut here, and be sure to browse around while you're there and check out her other tutorials.  She has some fabulous tutorials there!

Thanks again ever so much, Faith!  Love this one!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sweet Candy Cane

Bev of HorsePlay's Pastures made this absolutely gorgeous tag and tutorial using my Pastel Christmas kit, which you can find in all my stores (blinkies on right are linked), and Bev is CT for 

Bev does absolutely gorgeous tutorials, so please be sure to stop by and see her at HorsePlay's Pastures and check out all her fabulous work!

Thanks again, Bev!  I love it!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beautiful New Tag by Faith

I've just received this fabulous new tag from Faith.  She used my Summer Nights kit, which you can find at all my stores (blinkies on right are linked), and I'm sure there is a sale going on somewhere, too!  

Tag is linked to the tutorial!

Looks fabulous, Faith - And Thanks so very much for using my kit, hun!

Please visit Faith and her fantastic work, here

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fantasy Tut by Shal!

What an absolutely gorgeous job Ms. Shal did with this one!  I dearly love it, hun! 

This is made using my Fantasticland, which you can find at my stores (blinkies on right of blog are linked)!

Thanks so very, very much!  

Won't you stop by and see Shal and check out this tut, as well as all her other fantastic tuts, too?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scare Up Some Fun

This tutorial assumes you have working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
This tutorial was created by Nette on 10/24/2010 and any similarity
to any other tutorial is purely coincidential.

I have used the outstanding artwork of Suzanne Woolcott.  You need a license to use Suzanne's artwork, and you can find that information here.
Please do not copy my tutorials to anyplace.  Instead, please provide link back to my blog!

Tube of Choice - I used ©SuzanneWoolcott 
Font of Choice - I used Curlz MT for name and CatseyeMedium for words on tag
Gemsmasks-145 here
“Vamp It Up” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Nette of Nette’s NightOwl Works and can be purchased from her stores (blinkies on right linked). You can visit her blog here.
Graphic Program of Choice - I used PSPX2

Okay, here we go

Open any elements of the kit you would like to use.  I used the following:
nnwvampmoon1, nnwvamptag7, nnwvamptree, nnwvampweb1, nnwvampbat2, nnwvampfeather2, and nnwvampfuzz

Open the mask and minimize it in PSP.

Open the paper you would like to use.  (I'll be using nnwvamppaper14.)  Shift + D to duplicate and close out the original.  If you want a black/dark background on your tag, open the paper you want to use (if you prefer to use a paper rather than a colored layer.  I am using nnwvamppaper8).  Shift + D, minimize for later use and close original.

If you would like to change the color of the paper to match your specific tube, now's the time for that.  I changed my paper using manual color correction.  I first went Image > Greyscale > Increase color depth > RGB - 16 bits channel and then used manual color correction.  Mine is a button on my toolbar, but should be found usually somewhere under adjust. 

(Click pictures for full-size view)

Go to Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image and pick gemsmasks-145 out of the source dropdown box and click ok.

Over in the layers palette - I delete the mask layer and then merge the group.  This is now your working canvas.

Shift + S to resize the paper to 600 x 600.  Make sure Resize all layers is checked.

Open nnwvampweb1 and resize to 80% of original.  Change color to match tube, if necessary.  Copy and paste as new layer into working canvas (or click and drag).

Open nnwvampmoon1 and resize to 60%, copy and paste as new layer into working canvas and mirror.  Position as you like.

Apply drop shadow of choice.

Open nnwvamptree, mirror and resize to 60%, copy and paste into working canvas.  Position as you like.

Apply drop shadow of choice.  

Open nnwvamptag7, resize to 30%, copy and paste into working canvas.  Position as you like.  I also erased some of the trailing stitch line for my purposes, mirrored and flipped to get to a position I liked.  

Apply drop shadow of choice. 

Open nnwvampbat2, resize to 10%, copy and paste into working canvas and position as you like.  Apply drop shadow of choice.

Open nnwvampfeather2, resize to 40%, flip and recolor, if necessary.  Copy and paste into working canvas and position as you like.  Apply drop shadow of choice.  

Open nnwvampfuzz, resize to 10%, recolor (if necessary), copy and paste into working canvas, position and apply drop shadow.

Insert tube of your choice, resize and apply drop shadow, as necessary.

If you're using a dark background, apply now.  Either open new raster layer and fill with dark color of your choice, or open paper minimized in workspace, resize to 600 x 600 and copy and paste into working canvas and send to bottom of layers.

Apply necessary copyright information and any wording you would like onto the tags.  

I used Scare Up Some Fun, resized as necessary.  I then used select all, float, defloat, expand by 2, new raster layer, moved that layer underneath the wording, closed off the wording layer and colored the new raster layer selection as appropriate.  Then just open up the wording layer again.

For the name, I used the same technique, just a different font.  I used CurlzMT and resized and positioned as desired.  

Resize entire tag (make sure 'resize all layers' is checked) to desired size and save as png with no background, or if using dark background, save as jpg.  

 Thanks for trying my tutorial.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  I would love to see and post any finished results.  

Nette Registered & Protected

Fall Ever Friends Tutorial by Bev

How beautiful!!!!!  Bev of HorsePlay's Pastures has made this absolutely gorgeous tutorial with my Fall Ever Friends kit.  The 2 cutie Indians are even included in the kit!  

You can find this particular tut here

Be sure to stop in and visit Bev and have a look around.  She does fabulous work!  Thanks again, Bev, for a gorgeous tag, hun!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fantasticland Tutorial

Kylara has come up with this beauty using my Fantasticland kit, which you can find here

What a gorgeous job Kylara did with this.  I just dearly love this.  

Please check out Kylara's tut here (and check out the lovely side bar she made using my kit, as well)

Thanks again, Kylara!  I love it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Tags made with Total Eclipse

Mary of Scrappy Luv has made me 2 new tags using my kit, Total Eclipse.  I think they turned out just superb!  She is experiencing a little trouble with her wrist and typing hurts, so right now she is making  tags.  They are pretty simple and you should be able to follow them, if you would like, with no issues whatsoever :o)

Thanks so very much, Mary!  They're fabulous hun :o)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Luv Kats by Leanne

Isn't this the cutest little tag?  Leanne of Leanne's Web Designs made this using my Luv Kats kit, which is available at Scrappin Dollars and my other stores - see linked blinkies on the right.  

Please check out Leanne's tut here and be sure to check out the rest of her tutorials, as well.  

Thanks again, Leanne!  It's beautiful hun!

What a gorgeous job Bev of Horseplay's Pasture did with this tut!  She used my kit, Alice's Peaceful World, and this is just stunning!

Please stop by and check out her tut here

You can find Alice's Peaceful World at TKO Scraps and the rest of my stores, which you can find by the blinkies that are linked on the right of my blog. 

Thanks again, Bev, for this.  It's fabulous!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hello Kitty Tutorial

What a beautiful tag I found in the email bag tonight!  Leanne did an excellent job with this one!

She used my For the Luv of the Cat kit for this beauty and you can find her tutorial here

Please stop by and see all the gorgeous creations by Leanne!  The kit is a PTU kit, but you can find it in all my stores for the rest of the month at 50% off - Blinkies on right are linked 

Fantasticland Tutorial

What another beauty by Maree!  She has made this fantastic tutorial with my Fantasticland kit and I love it!!!

Please stop by and see Maree here and let her know what an awesome job she has done!

Dusky Night Tutorial

Wow!  Iris made this absolutely gorgeous tutorial using one of my first kits, Dusky Night!

And you can find the tut here

Stop by and let Iris know what a fantastic job she did!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Luv Kats tut by Tweety

What an absolute beauty of a tag by the ever-fabulous Tweety!  

She made this using my Luv Kats PTU kit, which is on sale at my stores right now.  
The store blinkies on the right will take you there :D

She did an absolute fabulous job with this.  Please be sure to check it out here, and while you're there, be sure to look around at all her other fantastic tuts.  She does some fabulous work over there!  Thanks again, Tweety!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fallen Angel by Carol (Hugahav's Haven)

What an absolute beautiful job Carol did with this!  I dearly love it!  Many, many thanks to Carol for a simply marvelous tag and tutorial!

Please, please check out Carol's blog here for the tutorial and be sure to browse around and see all her other fabulous creations.  So very talented!!!!  (I'm leaving this big so you all can see how fabulous this looks - the smaller version via blogger didn't do it justice!)

Fallen Angel was made using my Total Eclipse kit, which is on sale at 55% off right now in most of my stores.  The blinkies for my stores are on the right of my blog and are linked to the appropriate stores.  

Thanks for looking!  Again, Carol, fantastic work hun!  

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Tut, Summer Flowers, with my Seasons in the Sun Freebie!

Well, Ms. Risha has been busy, busy, busy lately!  And she found time to come up with this truly delightful tut with my Season in the Sun freebie portion, which you can find here and you can find Risha's tut here!

Make sure you stop over at Risha's and check out all her fabulous work!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Transylvania Romance

Ms. Risha has been a little busy bee lately, and she just happened to pick up my freebie from last Friday at Just4Taggers, Fangtasia.  She created this fabulous tag and tut with it.  

You can find Fangtasia in my stores (see blinkies at right) and you can find Risha's tut here

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Peaceful Dreams

Oh wow!  This is just gorgeous!  Look what Risha has made for us today!  

She has used my PTU kit Alice's Peaceful World and has done a fantastic job showing its versatility!

To find this fabulous tut, check out Risha's blog here

And the kit can be found in my stores.  Just follow the linked blinkies on the left. 

Thanks again, Risha!  Gorgeous work!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

100% Goth Chic

What a fabulous job Risha did with my FTU Goth Chic kit.  

She used one of the fabulous tubes from Elias Chatzoudis, but this kit includes 2 adorable posers ©Sinful Mindz, or you could use whatever tube you see fit!  

You'll find Risha's tuts here.  Be sure to stop in and leave some love too!  

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tuts Galore!!!

Hi y'all - We have 2 marvelous new tuts for y'all today.  (Well, not "we" as in including me - lol)

Dianna of Di Before Dawn Tutorials  has brought this lovely offering to us

This tutorial uses my FTU Goth Chic Easter Blog Train freebie which you can find here

This one uses a poser by ©Sky Scraps and is FTU, but anything you have will do - There are even some posers included with my kit.

You'll be able to find this tutorial here

Thanks, again, so very much, Di!!!  It's wonderful hun!  

Next up is an offering from my newest CT member, Risha, so everybody give a warm welcome to Risha too! 

This is Caitlyn's Garden, named after Risha's darling little girl, whose 2 favorite things are butterflies and flowers!  

Isn't it just adorable?  I love it, Risha!  

She used my FTU In the Garden with Grandma kit, which is here

You can find Risha's tut here

Be sure to stop by and check out her tut site - It's a fabulous site, leave her some luv while you're there too!  

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Tut from My CT

This is my first tut from my CT team and this one comes to us from Christy, of xclusively christy

This beauty is entitled Just A Little Sassy, and uses the first kit I ever made, Dusky Night.  It is a PTU kit now and can be found in my stores (blinkies are linked and on the right of the blog :D)

You'll find this tut over at Christy's here

Please stop by, welcome Christy in joining us and do give the tut a try.  I would dearly love to see any and all results - :D