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My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

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These are the Quick Links to my most used supplies =]

PSP
Alien Skin
Vix
Squirlz Water Reflections
Garvey
Gorjuss
Animation Shop

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sparkling Autumn

For this tutorial I have used the following supplies
  1.     November Harvest kit from Gina's Gems available HERE
  2.     Alien Skin Xenofix 2   Constellation Available in quick links
  3.     Alien Skin 5 Impact G radiant Glow  Available in quick links
  4.     The Beautiful work of Gorjuss available in my quick links
  5.     Vix Mask 421 available in quick links.  Please have this preloaded into your masks folder.
Thank you Gina for allowing me to use your kit as well as adding me to your Creative Team!

Let us begin,
  •     First open your background and foreground papers of choice.
  •     Apply Mask to your foreground paper.  Merge Group, Copy and paste onto your background paper.
  •     Copy and paste your tube where you would like
  •     Add elements as desired.  I have used NH Botanical Flower 4, NH Branch 3,  NH Double tag 3, NH Fabric Leaves deco 1 and NH Scarecrow 4.  Resize and place as desired.
  •     Add all wording (I Have used a gradient glow on my tag by changing the green glow setting in Eye Candy Impact 5 to a white)
  •     Add all copyrights
  •     Resize tag as desired.
  •     Hide background and mask layers.
  •     Merge Visable (This should merge your elements, tube and wording.)
  •     Hide Elements layer
  •     Unhide bacground and mask layer.
  •     make sure in the layers palette layer you are selected on the mask layer
  •     Go into your Xenofix and apply the following settings: (remember the seed number does not matter right now)
  •     Copy Merged
  •     Paste into Animation Shop as a new animation
  •     **Back in PSP UNDO constellation
  •     Now go back to the Effects panel and redo the effect, hitting the random seed button to change the placement of the stars
  •     Copy Merged
  •     Paste AFTER the current frame** (Redo from ** to **  at least 2 more times.  I will assume you have done it 2 more times for a total of 4 frames for the remainder of this tut)
  •     Back in PSP HIDE Mask and background layers and UNHIDE the tube layer
  •     Copy
  •     Paste into Animation shop as a new animation. Now hit CTRL+L 3x this will give you a total of 4 frames just like the other animation. (If you have more then 4 just add the extras by hitting Ctrl+L once more for each layer)
  •     Now CTRL+A (Select all) Ctrl+C (Copy)
  •     Click on the mask layer
  •     CTRL + A (Select all) and then CTRL+E Paste and click where you would like the layer placed
  •     Run and Save Animation =)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Believe

For this tutorial I have used the Christmas Fantasy kit from Tooty Pup HERE
Animation Shop in my quick links above

Open a new 550x550 canvas
Choose a white Christmas tree from the elements 2 folder (I have used 9) and resize it as needed to fit into the blank canvas black drop shadow:. 5, 5, 80, 7
Effects>Artistic Effects> Aged Newspaper 25%.  This should give you a off white tree which is what we need for the image effect to work in animation shop.
Copy Merged
Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop
Right click on the blue bar around your frame in animation shop and choose Insert Image effect.
Select Rotate Colors  You can play with this as you would like.  I have mine at 5 secs and 4fps for a total of 21 frames.  You need to remember how many frames you have for when we go to add the rest of this tag.
Open Mother xmas and resize her about 30% and place her to the right of your tree with the same drop shadow as before.
Open Reindeer of choice (I used 6) and resize about 75% place on left side of tree.
Open presents and resize 50% and place between Mrs C and the reindeer
Open Candy-cane 1 plain, resize 20% and hang on reindeer's nose. Add drop shadow
Open word Art and resize to 10% Paste at the top of your tag
New Raster layer flood filled white, send to the bottom of the tag
Add all copyrights and wording now

OK here is where it can get confusing....
Delete your tree layer (yep that is what I said)
HIDE your white layer
Merge Visible (This should leave you with 2 layers even though you can only see one.  The background [white] and everything else.  Make sure that is correct before you proceed by checking in your layers pallette.)
Copy your background layer and paste as a new animation in Animation shop with your cursor inside the frame press Ctrl+Shft+L until you have 21 frames (if you have the application full screen it will tell you in the bottom right how many frames you have)
Cursor on your Christmas tree animation hit Ctrl +A (select all) and then Ctrl +C (Copy)
Cursor on your Background Ctrl + A and Ctrl + E (Paste in current frame)  BEFORE you click to place the tree make sure it is where you want it in your background.  You can always redo this step if needed.
Back to PSP and Copy the layer with all of your embellishments on it
Paste as a new animation and again make sure you have 21 frames as you did above.
Copy and paste this on top of your background and tree layers, making sure again it is placed where you would like it
resize if you would like
run animation
save.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I promise (Animated

Another tag made from the wonderful A Furry Christmas kit from 
Designs by Stina available HERE
enlarge to show animation

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Bauble (Animated)


For this tutorial I have used the following supplies:

A Furry Little Christmas from Designs By Stina available HERE
Animation Shop (found in my quick links at the top of the page)
Sparkle tutorial by Patti which can be found HERE (please do this before the rest of the tutorial)

Once you have done your sparkle tutorial (or you have ones of your own) we are ready to begin.
Remember to save your work often just in case ;)

  • Open a blank canvas 650x650, flood full with the background color of your choice (remember this will be the background color inside of your Christmas bauble)
  • Open bauble 05, copy and paste onto your background layer, as a new layer.  Leave it where it falls.
  • Set transparency to 50%
  • Paste the bauble again as another new layer (this will give you 2)
  • Using your freehand selection tool, feather set to zero, cut out the 'glass' part of the bauble and delete it leaving only the silver hanger part.
  • You should now have a solid silver topper and a transparent bauble.
  • Merge all
  • Using your background eraser, delete every part of your background that is outside the bauble.
  • New raster layer flood filled white
  • Send to bottom
  • Place whatever elements you would like inside your ball on top of the bauble (Shows up better this way)
  • Add wording and copyrights as required
  • Resize as desired
  • Place a few sparkles as you would like them on your image
  • Copy merged
  • Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop
  • ***Back in PSP remove the sparkles
  • Place new sparkles again in different locations
  • Copy Merged
  • Paste after current frame in Animation Shop***
  • Do the steps between the starts at least 2 more times for a total of 4 frames
  • Run Animation
  • Save

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Give Thanks


For this cute little tutorial I have used the following

Give Thanks from Designs By Stina which can be found HERE
Vix mask Valentine 14 which can be found above
Give Thanks mask made by myself which I have included below.


  • To begin make sure your masks are preloaded into your own masks folder and open up your color palette
  • Open two new canvases 800x800 and flood fill each with a color from the color pallet, I have used the dark green and the brown.
  • Load your mask on to each one and invert if necessary
  • On each canvas you need to go to Layers>Merge>Merge Group
  • Copy your love frame and paste that in the center of your Give Thanks canvas.
  • Using your selection tool set to circle, replace, and a feather of 4 with anti alias checked I want you to place your cursor at 400x400 which is the center of your workspace, and drag it out till you have almost the whole inner circle of the love frame in it.
  • Click on your give thanks layer and hit delete.
  • With your Flood Fill tool, pick another color and put that inside the circle
  • Select None
  • Resize and place whatever embellishments all around the frame as you wish
  • Add all wording and copyright information
  • Resize and save!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Text & Fly





For this tutorial I have used the "Felt Like Halloween" kit from Designs By Stina found HERE
The font I have used is  Bones found HERE

  • First you need to open your frame of choice.  I have used 07.
  • Using either your freehand selection tool OR your magic wand, select the area INSIDE the frame.
  • Open your background paper, I have used paper 18.  
  • Go to your forground color selection area, pattern, and use the paper you have just opened at bout 50% to flood fill the frame.  
  • By clicking on the frame you can now add a drop shadow if you wish.
  • Open the fence and place the fence across the frame
  • Open tree 01 and resize as needed to fit inside the frame.
  • Open Bat 01 and place behind the tree resized as you wish
  • Open the house and place off to the right
  • Open Witchy Splat and pace her on the tree (poor ol thing!)
  • Now I want you to merge visable.  Resize this down to about 70%
  • Open a transparent 600x600 canvas and place your merged layer inside.
  • Open Grim Reeper 02 and mirror, copy and place on the left hand side of your frame.
  • Open cat and pumpkin, resize and place on the right side.
  • Add all wording and copyrights
  • Resize if needed and save!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Beware! (Animated)


For this tutorial I have used What Lies in Ruins by TootyPup which can be found HERE


Vix Mask Halloween 0905 found in my quick links above (install to your mask folder before starting the tutorial)

Alien Skin Xenofix (found in my quick Links) Have installed before begining)



Pick your background paper of choice (I have used #24) and apply the mask. I have made my mask larger then the paper so I can have more of the center image. Resize 60%

Copy Merged and place on a transparent 800x800 canvas. Strech to make it appear as you would like.

Open Spellbook 4 and resize 50% place on your background canvas

Open Moon 1b and resize 50% and place behind the background layer.

Open Vintage Lamp 7 and resize 50% Place on canvas

Open Poser 2 and place behind Spellbook 4

Resize 60%

Add all wording and copyrights.

Pick which layer you would like to sparkle...I picked the mask layer to make it POP

Open Alien Skin Xenofix Constelation and apply the following (seed does not matter)

Copy Merged to Animation Shop, Paste as a new animation

Back to PSP Undo constelation

Redo constelation hitting the random seed button first, copy merged again and paste after current frame. (do this step once more, you should have 3 frames in your animation this will be the tube layer)

Open New Background paper (I used 25) and resize 50% (Background layer)

Copy and Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop so you have 3 frames (Ctrl+Shft+L twice)

While Clicked on the Tubed layer Ctrl+A to select all and CTRL+C to copy

Click on the background image Ctrl+A, and then CTRL E to paste and then click to drop the image. (if you don't like where you have pasted it, undo and try again)

Run Animation and save!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

But Dadddddy

 For this simple tutorial I have used Wrathchild from Designs By Stina found HERE


Open Paper 7
place Fog on top of paper 7, place as you would like it
Place Rose Bush 1 on each sice (use freehand selection if you want to just use part of it like I have.  Select what you do not want to use and hit delete.)
Place the Tub center bottom and your tube of choice in front of it.
Apply wording nad all copyrights
resize if you would like and save!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Autumn Blessings 2010




  •  For this tutorial I used the DBS (Designs by Stina) part of the FallEver Friends Collab which can be purchased HERE
  •  
  • Start with a 475x475 canvas flood filled with the landscape gradiant and the wet fall leaves texture at 50% scale.  Flatten
  • Open Fence 2 resize 50% copy and paste onto the background layer down at the bottom.  Drop Shadow 3, 3, 100, 8 black
  • Open frame 10. Resize 50%.  Using your freehand selection tool and point to point you are going to cut off the arch of this frame.  Copy the arch and place on the background image, under the fence and resize and reposition as desired.  Add the same drop shadow as before on this.
  • Open leaves.  Resize 60% and place on the left top of the fence (under the fence) Duplicate and place on the top right as well) Merge these 2 layers and drop shadow as above.
  • Open the rest of your elements and resize and add.  (I have used Lab 02, Sign 02, Teddy Friends 02, Butterfly 03,Clock 02 and Deco 02 all at 30% and the medi_lilflutter4 at 50%I also took Autumn leaves resized at 15% to cover the ‘grass’ in my tag.
  • Add all wording and copyrights and you are all done! (do NOT forget if you use the poser IN the kit you MUST credit the poser!!!)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I believe in Magic


For this tutorial I have used:
Heartfelt Perfections part of the FallEver Friends Colab kit which you can get HERE
The wonderful artwork of Zindy found HERE
Vix Mask #39: which can be found in my quick links at the top of the page.
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact Gradient Glow found in my quick links as well.
Words of Magic Word Art from Rachel which you can get HERE


First you will need to add your mask to your masks folder and make sure you have your Alien Skin installed and loaded.
To start you will need to open 2 papers from the kit I have chosen #5 & #7.  7 will be my background paper so you can minimize that for now.
On paper 5 you are going to apply your mask.  Layers > Load/Save Mask > Load mask from disk.  Make sure the only things checked are Source luminance, fit to canvas and Hide all Masks.  Copy Merged
Bring your background back up and paste the new mask layer on this as a new layer.  Adjust as desired.  I have also taken the time to freehand select around the scarecrow and delete the mask covering it.
Next you are going to add your tube and place it where you would like, and use whatever elsements you like around it.  I have used only clipart 1 and the leaves (which I have duplicated and mirrored and placed under my tube.) 
Open your word art and resize.  I believed I used about 15% (because as we all know word art is normally HUGE)  Copy and paste
Now we are going to use our plug-in.  Effects > PlugIN > Eye Candy 5 > Grad. Glow.  I am using the Green Glow setting, and on the basic tab you want the following :  Outside Glow, Mask Selection, 5.00. 100, 100, 100, 65, 100 and pick whatever color you would like by clicking on the bottom box of the slider bar.  I have used a color from one of the leaves because I thought it looked nice.
Add all copyrights, names ect
Resize
Save!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Choose Already!

This tag was made by me using the Evil Virgin kit by Immortal Dreams found HERE
and the WONDERFUL art of David Deb at Devient Art but you must have permission to use his artwork!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Born 2B bad

Tag Template by Jillanns Creations\
Designer:  Immortal Dreams
Tagger: Lori W
Kit name: Pimp N Nookie

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fire and Ice

Tag made using Pimp N Nookie by Immortal Dreams and the wonderful art of Keith Garvey. Kit found here:http://www.scrappinbratz.com/shoppe/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_219&products_id=3930

 

 

Pimp N Nookie

These tags were made with the wonderful work of Immortal Dreams in the kit Pimp N NookieImmortal Dreams is having a sale this month so be sure to check it out and get this kit for next to nuffin!

Monday, July 5, 2010

SALE SALE SALE!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

God Bless (Animated)

Today I have made a tag with the wonderful Independence Day kit by I Don't Give A Scrap which can be found HERE  This kit has been a lot of fun to play with because there are so many ways to use it!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stars N Stripes

Today I have made a tag with the wonderful Independence Day kit by I Don't Give A Scrap which can be found HERE 
I also used the wonderful art work of Keith Garvey which can be found in my quick links
Thanks Merrily for the great kit!
XOXO Lori

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wonderland

Another tag this one is animated a touch from the Wonders of Alice Kit from I Don't Give a Scrap which can be found HERE

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Always Something

For this adorable tag I have used the Wonders of Alice Kit from I Don't Give A Scrap available HERE 
and the art of Suzanne Woolcott which can be found in my quick links.

I hope you enjoy it because I thought it came out really cute and Merrily thanks so much yet again for the wonderful kit!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Night Night

Today I have a tag that I have created using the wonderful kit Sweet Dreams by I Don't Give A Scrap and that kit can be purchased HERE
The art work is a tube from Suzanne Woolcott the link to which can be found in my quick links at the top of the page!

Friday, May 28, 2010

SALE!!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Make Believe

Today I have a tag that I have created using the wonderful kit Sweet Dreams by I Don't Give A Scrap and that kit can be purchased HERE
The art work is a freebie by Maxine Gadd (you MUST have a MPT license) and can be found under the free tubes at MPT HERE  The tube is called Snow White

Thursday, May 6, 2010

April Showers

 


For this kit I used the Rain Drops kit from PolkaDot Scraps found HERE
Animation Shop found in my quick links.
Squirlz Water reflections found in my quick links

Open your background paper of choice
Place Frame 7 on the paper.
Using your magic wand selection tool on Replace, Brightness, 0 and 0 click inside the frame, invert.
Click on your paper layer, and hit delete on your keyboard (this should leave the paper only inside the frame.)
Add Grass, Clouds with rain, tube, ALL copyrights, and greenery on the frame.
Flatten
Resize as needed.
Save
~Open Squirlz, and using the oval tool, select around the inside of the frame the best you can.
Go to the icon in the top bar that looks like falling rain.
I changed my direction to 164 and made sure 'within the outline only' was checked,
hit run in the popup box
if this looks OK to you hit gif in the top tool bar. (might have to hit it twice to get it to regester)
Make sure Rain/Snow only is checked
Hit OK, name the file and save. (Don't lose it we are not done)
~Open Animation Shop
Open the file you just saved.  You should have around 20 frames from your animation.
~Back to PSP
Add your flowers to your frame.  You can save several on a layer (I saved 2 each) but do NOT merge these with the tag!
Add the rest of your wording
Now it gets tricky.
You should have at least 3 layers now.  The tag layer, a flower layer (possibly more then 1) and your wording layer.
Hide your tag layer
Hide your wording layer
Show only 1 of your flower layers
Copy
Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop
Do the same with your remaining layers all as new Animations
On each of these new Animations right click
Insert Image transition FADE make sure you have 20 frames
On each one hit CTRL+A and CTRL+C to copy all your frames
Hit CTRL+A and CTRL+E to paste them into your tag layer after clicking over to your tag layer.
Run Animation.
Hit Ctrl+A and under animation in the tool bar, hit reverse animation
Run
Save.

Rain Drops



For this tutorial I have used the following:
Rain Drops kit from Polka Dot Scraps available HERE
The art of Suzanne Woolcott found in my quick links
Alien Skin Eye Candy Impact available in my quick links.
Animation Shop available in my quick links.

Let us begin...

Open your paper of choice, this is going to be your frame for your tag.
Using the preset shapes cut out your frame by first making your outside by inverting your selection and then hitting delete on your keyboard
Select none
Now remake your shape for the inside of your frame.  You can do this using another shape or the same one for different effects.  Hit delete.
Select none. 
Resize as you would like it to appear.
Now using your Alien Skin Effect go to Bevel.  You can play around with this the settings I used were the factory Default.  14.15, 68, 39, 0, 8
Now you have your frame.
Place element 18 inside the frame as your base
follow with Element 3.
Decorate the outside of the frame as you wish. Do not add your boat yet.
Place your tube on the bottom left of your tag.
On your tube, if needed to highlight the face, resize it.  I had to resize to 200%.
Mirror
Crop so you have just the face (or whatever part of your tube you would like to shadow)
Paste in the bottom right of your tag.  Change transparency to 70 on the transparency slider.
Add ALL copyrights and wording.
Merge Visible
Resize the whole tag as needed
Add your boat.
Copy merged
Open Animation Shop
Paste as a new image
Back to PSP
Slightly rotate your boat and copy merged again
Paste after previous frame. (to do this click on the blue bar, go to paste, and then after current frame.
Repete as you would like for your boat 'rocking'
Run Animation
Save
=)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sisters



For this tag I have used the following supplies
BFFL from Amy's Scrap Place which can be purchased HERE
Animation Shop which can be found in my quick links at the top

Let's get started!
resize frame 3 to 150%
Place on 800x800 transparent layer as a new layer
Open flowering tree
rotate as desired
place under frame layer.  Repeat as desired.
Pick your background of choice and place under the frame layer, and above the tree layer.
I have changed the transparency of mine to 50%
Place your tube on top of the background layer.
Add all copyrights and wording.
Minimize your tag
Open a new 800x800 transparent canvas
Place button 6 (or whichever you choose) at about 175 top and 225 side
(you can check your placement by placing your tag layer over it if you would like)
adjust as needed
Open Animation Shop
Using your main tag layer.  Resize 70%
Copy Merged
Past into animation shop. 
Using Ctrl+L twice you will get a total of 3 frames.
Back to PSP
On your button layer Copy merged and place 1 layer as a new animation
Back to PSP
Rotate the button a bit and then copy again
Paste after the other button frame in AS
repete
Going to your tag layer
CTRL+A to select all, and then CTRL+C to copy all
on top of your button layer
CTRL+A to select all
CTRL+E to paste.
Run
Save

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ROCK my world



For this tutorial I have used the Music of Love kit from Moonlight Laura which can be purchased HERE
Vix mask 326 which can be found in my quick links (please add this to your mask folder)
The artwork of Keith Garvey which can be found in my quick links.

  • Remember to save your work often!
  • To begin first pick a paper that you would like to use to make your mask. I used paper #6
  • Apply your mask.
  • Merge Group
  • Copy
  • Paste as new image. Add a drop shadow. I used 4, 4, 100, 10, black. Then I inverted it as a -4, -4, 100, 10, black
  • Open background paper. I used #27. Place this under your mask
  • Open Music Notes 32 and resize 50%.Place on top of your background layer and under your mask layer on the left side of your mask. Add a 4,4,100, 10 black drop shadow. Merge Down
  • ***Duplicate, Move to fill more of the inside of yours mask*** Repeat as needed to fill your mask. Merging down each duplication,
  • You should still have only 2 layers.
  • Open MusicNoteStrand
  • Paste on top of background and under mask as before. Duplicate and move as before for the effect you would like with a drop shadow and merging down so as to keep 2 layers.
  • Use freehand selection tool now and connect the bottom tips of the hearts of the frame. Try to do this very carefully and remember you can always start over if needed..
  • Once you have it connected and you have your marching ants around the frame I want you to go to selections > Invert
  • Now click on your background layer in your layers pallett and hit the delete key on your keyboard.
  • This should insure everything you have done other then the mask frame is INSIDE your mask.
  • Open and add any other elements that you would like over your mask. I have used the mic and one of the gutairs. Each with a drop shadow.
  • Open your tube of choice and add to the right side also over your mask.
  • Add all wording and copyrights
  • resize
  • Save tag as a png file.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Think Of Me




For this tutorial I have used the Black Rose kit from Tooty Pup Scraps found HERE
Animation Shop trial found in my quick links.
Notesbylori (Which I made and have included below)

  • Start with a 500x500 canvas flood filled white.
  • Open Scroll 1, resize 45%
  • Paste on the right side of canvas. Transparancy at 75
  • Open Mirror 1
  • Resize 50%
  • Place in the top left hand corner.
  • Using the freehand selection tool while having the scroll layer selected, trace around the part of the scroll that shows through the mirror. Hit delete.
  • Select None
  • While still on the scroll layer... Merge Down. This should give you 2 layers.
  • Open Piano 1, resize 40%. Place on top of the mirror layer, in the lower left corner.
  • Merge Down until you have 2 layers.. One has the background and the scroll the other everything else.
  • Open Bubble 11, resize 45%, place on top, right hand side. Drop shadow 3, 3, 100, 10, black
  • Merge Down till you have the 2 layers again
  • Add All wording and copyright information. Merge this with your top layer of mirror, piano and bubble so you still only have 2 layers.
  • *******
  • Open notesbylori
  • Copy and paste between the other 2 layers. Duplicate and move it around so you have the tag covered in a sporadic way,
  • Hide Background and top layers
  • Merge Visible... this will put all your musical notes on one layer so now you should have 3 layers.
  • Unhide all
  • Copy Merged
  • ********
  • Paste into Animation Shop as a New Animation.
  • Back to PSP
  • Delete Notes layer
  • Repeat the steps between the stars, this time with your notes all in a different position
  • In Animation Shop Paste this after your current frame.
  • Ctrl+A
  • Animation, Frame Properties. Change this to 50.
  • Run Animation and Save
  • :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February's Child




For this simple tutorial I used Set 2 in Moonlight Laura's Birthstone Mini Kit Collection "Amethyst" She has the first 3 up and the others are soon to follow! You can find them avalable HERE
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact Trial is in my Quick Links

  • OPEN paper #2 Resize 60%
  • Effects>Photo Effects>Film & Filters. I used the darkest green in the preset colors with a 50% setting.
  • Open Shiny doodles 3, resize 60%, rotate left
  • Place in the bottom left hand corner with only the top half of the doodle showing.
  • Duplicate, Mirror.
  • Merge Down
  • Drop Shadow 4,4,100,4, black
  • Open Heart CHarm 2, resize 45%
  • Place around the 400 px place on your tag layer.
  • Drop shadow as above
  • Add flowers and ribbon borders as you wish
  • Add copyrights and wording,
  • To use your gradiant glow you will want to convert whatever text you want to glow to a raster layer
  • Effects>Plug Ins> Eye Candy 5 Impact>Gradiant Glow. I used the Green Glow setting changed to white with a radius of 5.00

Monday, February 1, 2010

Painted With Love



This is another tag/layout I have made with the Amethyst kit from Moonlight Laura which can be purchased HERE

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Magic and Love




For this tutorial I have used the Amethyst kit from Moonlight Laura which can be purchased HERE
Vix Mask #184, a link to which is in my quick links
Tube is *Cecelia* and by MediEvils Addiction and included in the kit
Font: A Charming font found HERE
Eye Candy 5 Impact Trial found in my quick links
Animation Shop trial which can be found in my quick links.

  • Open your color swatch.
  • Open 800x800 transparent canvas and flood fill withe the darkest purple from the swatch.
  • Apply Vix Mask and Merge Group.
  • Drop Shadow 4, 4, 100, 4, black.
  • Open paper #1 and place under mask layer.
  • Using your freehand selection tool on a zero feather, highlight around the outside of the mask
  • Invert Selection and hit delete on your keyboard. Excess paper should be gone now.
  • Open flowers of choice and arrange around the bottom right of the heart as you would wish, applying drop shadows for depth,
  • Open Cecelia poser and place under the flowers. also off to the right. Add drop shadow
  • Open Glass heart 2 and place under posers hand as ih she was carrying it. Add drop shadow.
  • Add All wording and copyrights.
  • For my text I added a gradient glow from eye candy 5 Impact. I used Dark Aura with a radius of 5. You can play around with this for the effect you would like.
  • OK here is where it gets intresting.....
  • Hide all layers BUT your mask layer (Make sure the background paper #1 is hidden as well.
  • Add noise by going to Adjust> Add/remove noise>Add Noise. I used random and I started at a setting of 10.
  • COPY MERGED
  • Open Animation Shop
  • Paste as a new animation (it will be large but we will fix that in a bit.
  • Back to PSP
  • Undo Add Noise (Edit>Undo)
  • Now I want you to add noise again in the same manner as before but change your setting to 20
  • COPY MERGED
  • Paste AFTER current frame in Animation Shop
  • Back to PSP and undo and readd again with a setting of 30.
  • Back in PSP again you can hide your MASK layer and Keep all other layers hidden except for the paper#1
  • Copy Merged
  • PASTE into Animation Shop as a NEW ANIMATION
  • Ctrl=Shft+L Two (2) times so you have a total of 3 frames.
  • ON your mask layer in Animation Shop Click inside any of the frames and then hit CTRL+A this will select all
  • Crtl+ C to COPY
  • Over to the paper 1 frames, click inside and hit Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E to paste.Chick again to drop this where you want it lined up.
  • (you should now have 3 frames total with your background as well as your mask in each one.
  • Back to PSP
  • Make sure MASK layer and Background paper#1 are both hidden
  • Everything else should be visible.
  • COPY MERGED
  • Paste into Animation Shop with a total of 3 frames (Ctrl+Shft+L tei (2) times)
  • Click inside any of the frames and then hit CTRL+A this will select all
  • Crtl+ C to COPY
  • On your Mask/paper layer click inside and hit Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E to paste. Click again to drop this where you want it lined up.
  • Resize animation to suit your needs by Animation>Resize Animation
  • RUN your animation
  • Save.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wildest Dreams (Click for full size)




For this tutorial I have used the Kit Old Skool from Moonlight Laura's Creations which can be purchased HERE
Animation Shop (Trial of which can be found in my quick links)


  • First open Frame 5 apply a 5, 5, 100, 10 black drop shadow.
  • Next pick your internal background paper, I have used Paper 2
  • Paste into your frame layer.
  • This is where you need to make sure your paper is under your frame over in the layers pallette.
  • Using your freehand selection tool go around the frame. Invert Selection, hit delete on your keyboard. This should insure the yellow is only inside the frame.
  • **Keep in mind to make this easier to follow you will want to have everything under your outer frame from here on out unless stated otherwise.**
  • Open Groovyclipartcarsticker 2, resize 50% and place into the frame as desired. Drop Shadow
  • Open Groovygirlclipartsticker1, resize 50% and place into frame as desired. Drop Shadow
  • Open Discoball 1 and resize 40%. Place this directly under your frame layer (nothing in between) with a drop shadow.
  • Click on your Frame Layer
  • Merge Down. This should make your disco ball and your frame one layer.
  • Hide Frame/ball layer
  • Click on the layer right below your frame/ball layer
  • Merge Visable. This will give you only 2 layers in your pallette
  • Unhide frame/ball layer
  • Add all wording and copyrights as needed for your tag. Make sure the wording and copyrights are merged into one layer.
  • Now you should have a total of 3 layers.
  • Open Animation Shop
  • In PSP Hide all but the ball/frame layer
  • in Animation Shop Paste as a new layer, 'Ctrl Shift L' This will give you 2 frames.
  • Click on the first frame, and a blue and red box will appear, click right click on the lines
  • Insert Image Effects With the following settings:
  • This will give you 15 frames.
  • Back in PSP, Hide all but the BASE layer (background, VW bus and girl) Copy Merged
  • Paste into Animation Shop as a new Animation, 'Ctrl Shft L' until you have 15 frames
  • Back to PSP, hide everything but the word/copyright layer
  • Paste into Animation shop as a new Animation and again insure you have 15 frames.
  • On the Frame animation hit CTRL A (select all) and CTRL C (Copy)
  • On the BASE layer Hit Ctrl A and then CTRL E to paste into the frame, before you click to place it down make sure it is floating where you would like it. If you mess this up you can always undo the step and redo it again.
  • Now to the Wording layer. Do the same as above applying it above frame/ball layer and the BASE layer.
  • Run your animation
  • Save

Peace & Love




  • For this tutorial I have used the Kit Old Skool from Moonlight Laura's Creations which can be purchased HERE
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact Glass (Trial of which can be found in my quick links)
  • Mask Made by me and provided below and pre-saved into your masks folder.


  1. First open your paper of choice. Apply the mask below.
  2. Merge Group.
  3. Effects>Eye Candy 5 Impact> Glass Settings:Plastic. Basic:80, 100, 0, inside, white, 1, 0, 100, 0, 28, 30, 36.
  4. Copy
  5. Open your background paper of choice. Paste peace sign on this with a 4, 4, 100, 10, black drop shadow.
  6. Using your freehand selections tool feather set on 0, go around the circle of the peace sign. Once you have this done Invert your selection and then hit delete on your keyboard. Now your background should only be inside your peace sign.
  7. Open Glitter Doodle 5. Resize about 50%. You can change this for the effect you would like. Paste in the upper left corner, duplicate, mirror.
  8. Merge Down
  9. Duplicate, Flip
  10. Apply a drop shadow.
  11. Add Lava Light and Boom Box both also with drop shadows
  12. Add little arangment of flowers as you would like, each with a drop shadow.
  13. Add your tube of choice,
  14. Add all wording and copyrights
  15. Resize
  16. Save as a png for a clear background on the image, a jpeg for a white background.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Two new tags with Bed of Roses by Stina

For both of these tags I used the AMAZING kit Bed of Roses from Designs by Stina and it even comes with a great Freebie add-on! Remember get it while it is on Sale at Scrappin Brats HERE and her Blog HERE I might tut these sometime this weekend! Thanks for the great work Stina!!
~Lori

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Baby Mine (click for full size & Animation)

For this tutorial I have used the scrap kit Just Another Lullaby by Soxsational Scraps found HERE
Animation Shop found in my Quick Links

The following instructions are for the tag as shown, feel free to substitute elements and make it compleatly your own!
Open paper 15 and recolor in the following manner: Effects> Photo Effects> Film and Filters. I used the darkest purple in the regular color pallete and a density of 30%
Place rattle frame (girl) to the right side of the paper. Add a drop shadow, I used the setings of 5, 5, 100, 10, black.
Open tag 3 and place on the right side of the rattle. Also with a drop shadow.
Open Ted 1, Mirror, resize 90%, place under tag with a drop shadow.
Open Stars and place at the top left hand side. Apply drop shadow.
Using Taped Ribbon 2 make a frame around your tag.
Add all wording and copyright info as well as a picture inside your frame
Resize
While clicked on your top layer, Merge Visible
Using your magic wand, hold down the shift key, and click inside each star.
***Adjust> Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise, Random, Noise 10
Select None
Copy Merged
Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop
Back in PSP Undo Select None, Undo Add Noise***
Repete between stars at least two more times, increasing the number by 10 each time, pasting each new frame after your first frame in Animaion Shop
Run Animation
Save

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Inner Magic



For this tutorial I used the Vintage Dreams kit from Dorthi's Designs which can be purchased HERE
The Art Work of Suzanne Woolcott which can be purchased by following the gorjuss link in my quick links.

  • Begin by opening paper 12. Resize 12% We will call this the tag layer.
  • Open notes 3, paste into the bottom right hand corner. Duplicate, Mirror, Flip.
  • Using a drop shadow with the following settings apply a drop shadow to each of the note peices. 5, 5, 100, 10, Black. Keep this setting as you will use this for the remainder of the drop shadows in this tutorial.
  • Open Clock, resize 50% and place on the tag layer, upper right, 60% transparancy. Drop shadow.
  • Open Border 2, Mirror, resize 7%, place on the upper left corner, inside the 'notes 3' peice.Make sure it is your top layer so far, add drop shadow.
  • Open Keys, rotate left, mirror, resize 50% Place in lower right corner as if it is sitting up next to a wall. Add drop shadow.
  • Open Flower, flip, resize 20%. Place under the key layer, at the bottom, add drop shadow.
  • Open Branch, Mirror, flip, resize 10% Paste in front of flower, drop shadow (you may want to rotate this some before you add the drop shadow.) Duplicate, Mirror.
  • Insureing that your background and your bottom right "notes 3" are your bottom 2 layers, click on your background layer.
  • Add your tube of choice, depending on what you use you will have to adjust size as needed. Add a drop sadow.
  • Add all Wording
  • make sure to include all copyrights.
  • Save your tag =)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

glimpse of heaven

For this tutorial I used Pink Grapes by Dorthi's Designs found HERE
Love word art also by Dorthi's Designs found HERE
The Art work of Keith Garvey which can be found in my quick links

  • Open frame 7 and place on a 800x800 transparent canvas.
  • Arange flowers as you would like around the frame. Be creative, colorize, flip, anything you would like it is endless here. To colorize I used the method of Effects>Photo Effects>Film & Filters with a dark purple at about 40%
  • Add ribbons, bows and buttons. Whatever you would like.
  • Resize 80%
  • Copy Merged to a new transparent canvas.
  • Place it near the upper right hand corner.
  • Place a background paper of choice inside the frame. I used paper 20 with a 50% transparancy.
  • Over the paper place the I love you heart.
  • Using your freehand selection tool outline your frame and then invert your selection.
  • Hit delete on the paper and the I love you heart layers. This should insure they are both inside your outline, make sure you have them placed under your frame.
  • Open tag and place glimpse of heaven inside it
  • resize
  • place on your main canvas
  • Add your tube of choice inside your frame
  • place all copyrights and wording
  • resize
  • save.