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How To Add PDN Layers HERE. I do it the first way every time. PDN/PSP Plugins that I use a lot are located HERE. Explanation of my labels are HERE.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Surf's Up!



 Supplies Used 

Surfer Girl by Jose Cano
This tube is no longer available
Visit Jose’s Store for an alternative (HERE)
A&S Snapper Script” (name)
Surf’s Up by Scraps by Jessica (here)
Mask 7 by Denz Designz (HERE)
Eye Candy: Impact: Glass

 Let's Begin! 

Open your mask, upsize by 800 width and invert colours.

Open paper 13 and apply your mask. Erase all of the excess around your mask. Resize to 650 width.

Add a new layer above your mask layer, flood-fill white and send to the bottom. Center align your mask then Name and save as a *psd.

Open the circle frame and add above your mask layer.

Open paper 6, add above your frame and add it in your frame opening.

Open your tube, resize by 90% then add above your frame layer.

Open the waves 1, add above your frame paper and trim the excess.

Open the signs and erase the extras then resize by 80%. Add this to the right side (until ‘beach’ is clear) and then duplicate to pull to the left (until ‘to the’ is clear). Merge these layers.

Open orange flower, resize by 40% and add above your tube layer.

Open the pink flower, mirror then resize by 30% and overlay it with the orange flower.

Open the blue flower, resize by 35% and add below your pink flower.

Merge the flower layers together, duplicate and mirror.

Open the flip flops, resize by 55% and add to the left hand side of your frame.

Open the sand, resize by 90% and add below your frame paper layer. Pull down so it is neatly under the flowers as well.

(NOTE: I kept duplicating, flipping, mirroring and merging until I had my sand perfect)

Open the umbrella, resize by 65% and add below your flowers layer, to the right.

Drop Shadow layers, crop or resize to your liking then add your name with copyright. Upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy.

Mad as a March Hare


 Supplies Used 

Magic Spells by Elias Chatzoudis (HERE)
Ravie” (name)
Mad Hatter by Kittz Kreationz (here)
Mask 80 by Vaybs (HERE)
Large White Swirl by Lovey (HERE)
ICNET Filters Unlimited (HERE)
Eye Candy: Impact: Bevel
Animation Shop 3

 Let's Begin! 

Create a canvas 900x900.

Open w52, resize by 750 width and add to your canvas then center align.

Add a layer below your word art and flood-fill with this colour: 1C7BB8. Apply your mask and erase the excess. Duplicate, flip, mirror and position before merging.

(NOTE: If you have trouble, clear cookies before applying mask)

Duplicate your WA, outline with the same colour as your mask layer (10 /5) and then add a normal PDN noise.

Resize your design to 700 width and add your tube. Duplicate and move one below both word art layers. The other gets drop shadowed and then erase a small section of each leg at the bottom.

Duplicate your mask and move above the outlined word art. Magic wand > click wA layer > highlight mask > hit delete > move below second tube layer. Add ICNET filters unlimited Venetian blinds to this layer (density 255 / shading 6).

Add W51, up-size by 115%, sharpen x2 and then above all layers. Move to the bottom to position and erase any excess WA from showing.
                                                                                               
Open W49, resize by 50% and add to the top of your design, near the tube’s head.

Open W1, resize by 80% and add to the right side of your design, under WA51.

Open W33, resize by 60% and add under WA51 to the left.

Drop Shadow layers, crop or resize to your liking. (I resized by 80%)

 Lets’ Animate! 

Open AS3.

Hide all layers but frame paper and mask layers: Edit > Select All > Edit > Copy merged and add as your first frame in AS3.

Duplicate for 18 frames and then open your line sparks animation. Hit first frame > Select all > Animation > Resize > 450 width > Ok > Edit > Select All > Insert into frame > Position in the middle > OK.

Go back to PDN and copy the first animated design frame as a new image. Copy EACH animated frame on top of that one and save as a new design.

Once you get all frame layers back into PDN as your new design, hide the frame paper and mask layers and open all others. Edit > Select All > Copy Merged > and add this above all of your animated frame layers.

Now, since you resized and your animation is saved, with your covering, add a layer over your covering and place you name and copyright to your design.

Hide each layer and add back into AS3, starting with the first frame and working back to frame 18. Make sure each frame is added one after the other in order.

Once added, click on first frame and Edit > Select all > Animation > Frame Properties > 25 > Ok.

Click on first frame again Edit > Select all > Shift + z to add your optimization settings.

Upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy.

Lighter Side of Red



 Supplies Used 

Cherry Blossom by Barbara Jensen (HERE)
Watermelon” (name)
Gina by Scraps by Jessica (HERE)
Mask 12 by Cakie Pot Pie designs (HERE)

 Let's Begin! 

Open paper 1, upsize to 800 x 800, apply your mask, duplicate to merge and then add a new layer, flood-fill white and send to the bottom.

Open frame 2 and add above your mask layer.

Open paper 20 and add above your frame layer. Duplicate and replace the both frame openings with each paper.

Center align both frame and paper.

Open flower 2 and add below your frame paper layer. Pull up slightly and then duplicate to flip. Do NOT move once flipped.

Open flower 9, resize by 70% and add one on either side of your upper pink flower.

Open flowers 3, resize by 60% and add this to the left side of your design, under the flower 2 layer. Duplicate and flip.
                                                                                               
Open ribbon 3, rotate clockwise, and then add this below your frame paper layer.

Open flower 3, resize by 70% and add below the frame paper layer; position to one side then duplicate.

Merge the duplicated flowers together to duplicate again and then flip.

Open satin flowers, resize by the following for each flower and add them under your frame paper. Once added to your liking, drop shadow and then merge into one layer.

Flower 3 – 75% (add to center between flower 3 layer)
Flower 4 – 70%
Flower 2 – 60%

Open the pen and rotate clockwise. Add above all layers and position as shown in the tag. I manually rotated this time.

Add the knotted bow above all layers and position as shown in the tag.

To add the greenery, open foliage 1, flip and then erase the flowers at the end. Keep adding, in different sizes, here and there to your liking. Add a light PDN glow.

Add your tube to your liking. If you’d like, add a light PDN glow to whichever tube you like.

Drop Shadow layers, crop or resize to your liking then add your name with copyright. Upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Heartful of Heaven



 Supplies Used 

Blue Angel by Barbara Jensen (HERE)
Template by Dangerously Delicious Designz (HERE)
Miss Lankfort” (name)
Tears in Heaven by Krissy’s Scraps (HERE)
♥ Let's Begin! 
Papers first

Open your template; delete the credits, black hearts and the font information. Invert the colour of the word art and dotted circle then save.

Use paper 7 and replace the center strips layer.

Use paper 4 to replace the pink circle layer.

Merge the top and bottom pink rectangles then use paper 2 to replace the layer. Add a PDN Glow of 1 0 - 30 - 10.

Use paper 10 to replace the green layer. I didn’t resize but that choice is yours.

Merge the top and bottom white strip and replace with paper 2.

Merge the top and bottom green circles and replace with paper 6. Add your PDN glow again.

Open your tube and resize by 85%. Add above all layers and center.

Open your close up tube and add to the left and right of the white frame layer and merge. Move the CUs below the frame and trim the excess. Erase the center frame behind the larger tube layer.

Open paper flower 1, resize by 50% and add behind the angel’s head (where the space is).

Open branch 2, rotate counter-clockwise and add above your oval layer. Pull to the left so the flower shows at the side and bottom.

Duplicate, move above the tan circle layer and erase the left hand side.

Open branch 3, rotate clockwise and flip. Add this above your double rectangles layer and pull downward.

Open butterfly 4, mirror, resize by 45% and add to the upper left hand side. Duplicate, mirror and move to the lower right hand corner.

Open flower 2, resize by 30% and add below the lower right hand butterfly.

Open flower 3, resize by 35% and add below your upper butterfly layer.

Open patterned flower 1 and add above the lower left circle layer. Duplicate, flip and mirror to position at the top.

Open flower 4, resize by 50% and add to the lower left hand corner above your white frame layer.

Open branch 4 and add below the flower 2 layer. Rotate with the nubs and erase the right hand branch; duplicate, move above the tube layer and drop shadow.

Now erase the tube from under the branch and the excess branch above the flower.

Open flower 3 and resize by 40% to add above the branch. Open another flower, resize by 30% and add this, too.

Apply the following glass settings to the Blue Strip Layer.
Drop Shadow the layers, crop or resize to your liking then add your name with copyright. Upload to a photo sharing site and enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

American Dreamer


Dreams of Blue


True Blue Summer



 Supplies Used 

Cap Girl by Jose cano (HERE)
Cap Girl 1 no longer available
Segoe UI Light (my tag)
Faerytale Woods” (name)
Colour Challenge Freebie by Dreamn4Ever Designs (HERE)
Mask 5 by BeckyP (HERE)
Eye Candy Impact: Glass


 Let's Begin! 

Open cardstock 7, resize by 25%, and apply your mask. Add a new layer above your mask layer, flood-fill white and send to the bottom. Name and save as a *psd; center align your mask now.

Add multiple layers to darken to your liking and merge them all together.

Open the frame, resize by 19% and center align. Choose your paper, resize by 20% and add below your frame; erase excess.

Open the hinge, resize by 50% and add above the frame layer. Open the bow, mirror, resize by 40% and add above the hinge.

Open the clock, resize by 13% and add above your frame layer; use rotation below.
Open flower 2, resize by 40% and add below your clock layer.

Open flower 3, resize by 13% and add above your clock layer.

Open the brown leaf, resize by 40% and add above the arrow layer. Duplicate and flip / mirror then position.
Open the branch, rotate counter-clockwise and then flip before resizing by 70%. Add above your brown leaf layer. Use the rotation below to position. Then, add another on the left hand side above the frame layer.
Open your rose and resize by 35%. Add below your flower 2 layer and position near the bow. Duplicate and pull to the bottom, near the lower branch layer.

Open the key, rotate clockwise, resize by 30% and then add below your bow layer. Use your last rotation to rotate. Duplicate and move one below the bow.

Use a small eraser to remove a bit of the upper key so it looks tied.

Add your tube.

Drop Shadow layers, crop or resize to your liking then add your name with copyright. Upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy.

Fruity Freshness


Monday, July 21, 2014

Deep Purple Dreams



 Supplies Used 

Cautivity Eyes by Arthur Crowe (HERE)
Template by Dangerously Delicious designz (HERE)
Cheddar Jack” (WA)
Ways to say Goodbye” (Name)
Icey Grape by Krissy’s Scraps (HERE)
Gem’s Mask 41 (HERE)

♥ Let's Begin! 

Find the template “Snow One like You”. Delete the credits, blue circle border & white outline, the snowflake drop shadow, the WA and the white strips.

Merge down the three blue frame layers.

Open paper 1, apply your mask, resize to 750 and then apply to your design.

Use the following papers to replace the following layers:

Paper 2 – Blue Strip
Paper 11 – white strip
Paper 12 – Blue Oval

Open your tube and resize by 50%. Add this above your paper 12 layer and position. Duplicate and bring to the top to hide. Grab your magic wand, click on the oval layer, then highlight the tube layer to hit delete.

Duplicate your upper tube layer and place inside of the left frame square. One the frame paper: magic wand > click > highlight tube layer > hit delete. Do the same for the opposite side after mirroring your tube.

Add a PDN glow of 5 – 5 – 5 to your tube squares.

Open the dark ornament of choice and resize by 65%. Add above all layers then use the rotation below to turn and then position in the lower left hand corner.
Open the light ornament of your choice and resize by 70% then rotate clockwise. Add this above your first ornament.

Open your santa ornament and resize by 60% then add this between your two ornaments.

Open the bow of your choice and resize by 70%. Add above your light ornament layer.

Grab the left hand side snowflake and add to the left of your dark ornament. Duplicate and position near the light ornament.

Re-position your elements, if need be.

Drop Shadow the layers, crop or resize to your liking then add your name with copyright. Upload to a photo sharing site and enjoy!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kandy Kisses



 Supplies Used 

Tube of choice: (FTU) “Monica” by Lin, which can now be downloaded HERE.
Font of Choice:  “Corinthia” by TypeSETit, which can be found here. I also used Segoe UI Light for my license tag.
Scrap Kits: (FTU) “Kandy Kisses” by Crafted by Gina, which you can be found here.
Mask: “Mask 27” by HorsePlay’s Pasture, which can be found here.
Template 4, from Millie’s PSP Madeness spring collection, which can be downloaded HERE.

 Lets' Begin! 

Open your template and delete rasters 4 & 7. Name and save as a *psd.

Open paper 6, resize to 650 width, apply your mask and add above your white background. Duplicate, flip and merge the two layers together.

Open your tube, resize by 65% and add above all layers. Sharpen by 3 and then center.

Open leaf 2, add to the left side of your design below the tube. Flip white background and use the rotation below. Duplicate, mirror and then merge both layers together.

Open the cupcake dish, resize by 50% and add above your last leaf 2 layer.

Open cupcake 3, mirror, resize by 75% and add to the right hand side of your design, right below your tube layer.

Open candy 7 and then Layers > import from file > candy 6 > merge the two layers. Resize by 75%, add below your cupcake 3 layer and pull slightly upward.

Pick your flower of choice. Resize by 65%, add above your cupcake 3 layer and position to cover the blue cupcake.

Undo your resize, use 45% this time, and add above your cupcake dish layer to cover the space between the last flower layer and the cupcake dish.

Find raster 3 and replace with paper 5.

Find raster 2 and replace with paper 10.

Find raster 6, pull upward with the left corner nub and then move into position. This si so you can see it slightly better. Replace this layer with paper 2.

Find raster 5 and replace with paper 11.

I went back and moved my mask slightly down, as I felt it was too high behind the layers.

Duplicate EACH template layer and add a white outline of 6/6.

After your outline has been completed, add a PDN noise of 55 – 75 – 100 then merge the two layers together. Now you are back to one template layer each.

Drop shadow all layers, crop or resize to your liking, then add your name, and upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CT: Sand Between My Toes Collab and New Layout

There are just some things you don't want to see come to an end but, unfortunately, my friend Priscilla's mentoring classes will be over shortly and so those lovely, upbeat kits from Scraps N Pieces will be coming to an end. At least for free!

If you missed Priscilla's other Mentoring Kits from SNP, never fear! They are now in her stores and can be purchased for a nominal fee. Her stores are linked below.
Currently, however, you can still acquire, for free, her kit "Outta the Park" but hurry ... time is limited before going into stores.
Priscilla has now joined forces with Anita Wells to create a wonderful collab kit called "Sand Between My Toes" and I must say I simply love the fresh feel of this kit!
http://beautifullyblesseddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/07/sand-between-my-toes-collab-designer.html
Just look at those soft browns and pinks, mixed in with so many different shades of blue. It's like looking at the sky in all it's glory and then seeing it touch the harsh sands of any beach you can sink your toes into.

I can envision seagulls flying overhead, feel the sun on my face, as the crash of the pounding surf fills me with peace and tranquility while I lay worshipping the warmth of the noon day sun. *sigh* Nothing seems to care when one enjoys a warm beach. Don't you agree?

Luckily, I can live vicariously through my SIL, who happens to go to the beach more than I do and has a wonderful snap happy photo finger to boot!
 Who wouldn't want to snap childhood memories for her children and who better to scrap them to pieces than me? LOL

I loved using this kit and I'm sure you will as well. Simply click the above kit image to go to Scraps N Pieces to grab your freebie while you still can! Don't forget ... you must be a member of Scraps N Pieces to grab this cutie so register today!

Here is my LO:

Owl Be Seeing You

I wrote this tutorial on July 8, 2014 using Paint.Net and for those who have working knowledge of Paint.Net.  Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

 Supplies Used 

Elements: 2 FTU Elements by Crafted by Gina, which can be found HERE and HERE.
Font of Choice:  “Wolf in the City” by Maelle K, which can be found here. I also used Segoe UI Light for my license tag.
Quote: by Lord Alfred Tennyson, which you can pick up HERE. Font use was “Got that Bling NF”, found HERE.
Xero: Pasteillse
Eye Candy : Impact : Bevel (for name)
DSB Flux : Bright Noise
Animation Shop 3

 Lets' Begin! 

Create a new canvas of 600x250. Name your design and save in *psd.

Open your branch, mirror and resize by 525 width. Add this to your canvas.

Open the paper and resize by 602 width. Add this above your white background and pull upwards until some of the green shows. Flip white background. Lower opacity of paper to 135 and duplicate.

On the upper paper, add the below Xero Pastellise settings and then lower this opacity to 100.

Add a layer above all layers and add this colour code to your colours box: 68AA6A. Effects > Render > Border > 6 thickness > ok.

Duplicate border and add this colour to your colours box: D6B89C. Outline the second border layer with this colour. Drop shadow this layer when ready.

Above your branch layer, add the word art. Outline and drop shadow to your liking.

Drop shadow all layers and add your name now.

Duplicate your border layer 3x and add your choice of DSB Flux bright noise to your liking. Mine are 35 - 55 – 75 on mix.

Once complete: Edit > Select All > Edit > Copy merged and add as a new animation to AS3. Go back to PDN, hide the first layer and repeat the process. Do this until all layers are in AS3.

Select all in AS3, hold shift + z to apply your optimization settings and then save. Upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy!

Monday, July 7, 2014

CT: Outta the Park and a New Layout

OMG! Priscilla is at it again! She used this palette
to create such a lovely kit that holds the promise of beautiful diamond fields and the crack of Louisville Sluggers. I can smell the hot dogs, hear the cat calls and cursing the blind umpires who can't see a foul call when played.
http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=103727&title=outta-the-park-mini&cat=597
If you have a loved one, who loves to play ball, this kit is for you! See what can happen when you use a great page template, like the one I used from AK Designs HERE, and Priscilla's lovely little mini kit!
To pick up your free kit, simple click the kit image above and sign up to Scraps N Pieces to download! You'll love the way your kid looks in this kit!