Friday, August 31, 2012

Broken Lily Microtut

For this Microtut, I used a Zindy tube & a scrap by CBJ. They are available together at Zindy Zone.The scrap was designed to match the tube. Both the tube & scrap are just wonderful!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Halo Babe

Halo Babe

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 28,2012
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Melarune
which is available at

Tube of choice.
VixMask168 Blog

EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow

Open up a 600x600 new image.
Open up a tube of choice.

On your new image,
select your ellipse tool
set to ellipse.
Width 12.00

On your materials palette,
X out the Fill option.
Choose a color from your
tube for the stroke color.

Now on your new image again,
draw out a desired circle.
You want to draw it so the circle
shape lays resemble a halo.
Convert to raster.

Move the halo shape down
near the bottom of the tag.
Click inside the halo with your
magic wand tool.

Selections modify expand by 2.
Add a new raster layer.
Fill with a light color from your tube.
Move this layer below the halo layer.

Paste your tube as new top layer.
Resize 90% if needed.
Position so it appears to sit
inside the halo.

Back on the halo, we're going to apply
a gradient glow - to help it "glow".
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Color of choice.
Glow width 10.53
Adjust add noise uniform 25.

Add a new raster layer to above the bottom layer

of the tag. Fill with a color of choice from the

Apply the mask VixMask168.
Merge group.
Duplicate the mask layer once & mirror.

Choose your font tool.
Choose a good chunky font.
Stroke color a light color
Fill a different color.
Stroke width 2.0.

Type out text of choice.
Convert the text to raster.
Add a drop shadow to the text.
2,2,50,5 Black.

Merge layers visible.
Crop to desired size.
Add artist copyright info & name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Little Boy Birthday PTU Scrap

My newest scrap kit Little Boy Birthday. Wow this one means a lot to me.
Inspired by my youngest turning 3 on the 26th. While I would design he loved
to sit on my lap & watch it. His favorite part is the red car in the kit. He absolutely loves cars so I had to include one. I hope you all enjoy! It is now available in stores at below links.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happy Halloween Scrapkit

A very cute halloween scrapkit by me now available in stores.I love halloween! I had a lot of fun doing this scrap. Thinking about trick or treating with my kids & having fun as a family.
Also don't forget right now that my products are on sale 26% off!

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Evels Selena Step Extras

Two more snag tags by me. Featuring the artwork of the artist
Evels Selena. You can purchase the tube at DSI.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Annika Smidt Extras

Sharing a couple snag tags I made tonight. Artist I used is Annika Smidt
which you can purchase at DSI.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Baby Bear Cluster Frame

I used a PTU scrap called Angelic Bears (Boys) by Ditzy Dezigns.
You can purchase the scrap at Taggers Delight. Cluster frame is for personal use only.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Curvy Cupcake

Curvy Cupcake

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 8, 2012
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using a tube
by Helena Reis. It is available at
Dreamscape Imaging

Tube of choice
Blinds Mask by Monti

EyeCandy 5 Impact
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open up your tube of choice.

Choose your rectangle preset
shape tool.
Choose two colors for your
materials palette. I chose two
colors from my tube.
Width set 3.00

Draw out a nice sized vertical
Convert to raster.

Now switch the two colors
on your materials palette.
Draw out a thin horizontal rectangle.
Position near the top of your tag.
Move this layer under the original
rectangle layer.

Duplicate the thin rectangle twice.
Resize one duplicated layer 85%.
Move this down some below
the first thin rectangle layer.

Repeat with the 2nd duplicated layer.
Except this one resize 75%.
Move it below the layer that you resized

Select your font tool.Choose a
simple easy to read font.
Stroke width 0.0.
Color Black.Small number on
font size.

Type out a single word repeatedly.
I used cupcake.
Convert to raster.
Position the words on the
first thin rectangle.

Back to your large vertical rectangle.
Duplicate this layer once.

Merge the three thin rectangle
layers together.
Duplicate this layer once.
On the duplicated layer,
Rotate free rotate right 90.
Move this layer under the original layer.

Now on your main tube, using your
selection tool.
Select around a small part
of your tube.
Copy & paste as a new image.

Make sure your duplicated
large rectangle is selected in
your layers palette.

Select your fill option on the Materials
palette. In the pattern tab, choose the new

image preview.
Fill the duplicated rectangle layer with the
On the blend mode, choose soft light.

Copy & paste your main tube as a new
top raster layer.
Position as wanted on the tag.
Add a drop shadow to the tube.
2,2,50,5 black.

Now choose your ellipse preset
shape tool.
Width 3.00
Same colors in materials palette.

Draw out a smallish circle.
Convert to raster.
Switch the colors on the materials palette.
Draw out a 2nd circle in similar size.
Convert to raster.

Arrange the two circles so that the 2nd one
partly overlaps the first circle.
Merge the two circles together.
Duplicate three times & arrange along the

bottom of the vertical rectangle layer.
You want your tube to appear to
sit on the circles.

Add a new raster layer above the bottom
layer of the tag. Fill with a color of choice.
Apply the mask Montiblindsmask.
Make sure invert is checked.
Merge group.

Now to add a text or wordart of choice.
The font I used only did an outline so I
went back & filled with a different color
for the inside color.
I chose the text Curvy Cupcake however
use one which fits your tag.

Convert the text to raster.
Apply the plugin EyeCandy 5 Impact
Bevel Plastic - light color on lighting.
Default setting.

EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow
Black Halo glow width 3.00
Gradient glow Fat - color of choice
Same glow width as black halo.

Merge layers together.
Resize 88%.
Add artist copyright information & name.
Save as png.
Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bear Tiles CU

I added CU element packs to the stores. The elements are of stone bear tiles.
Preview is below.
Available in Full size & Tagger size.
In stores:

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Seasons Change Scrapkit

My newest scrapkit is available in two stores.
I still suck at previews lol.
Has a fall theme to the scrap.
I can't wait for fall here! It's my favorite time of year!

Availabe at
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Thursday, August 2, 2012



Note: This tutorial has animation. Please see animated version of tag

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
August 2, 2012
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using a
tube by Daniel Esparza
You can purchase this tube at

Tube of Choice
SpawnsFSMask98 Blog

Muras Meister Copies
Xero Radiance
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow

Animation Shop

Open a 50x250 new image.
Fill with black.

Now open a 600x250 new image.
Copy & paste the black image
5x along the new image.
Merge the black layers together.

Using your magic wand,
select the first two black
images on the left side of the your tag.
Paste your tube as a new layer.
Selections invert &
press delete.
Select none.

This should leave the tube
on the two black images.
Repeat this with the last
two black images on the right side.
You also want to do the center one
as well.

Merge the tube layers & black
images together.
Paste your tube as a new layer.
In your layer palette, move this
layer to the bottom layer of your tag.

Apply these plugins to the layer.
Muras Meister Copies
WallPaper Rotate default settings.
Xero Radiance Default settings.

Back on the black bar layer,
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow
Fat setting glow width 3.00
Repeat a 2nd time except this time with Black Halo.

Add a new raster layer to above the bottom layer of
the tag. Fill this layer with white or light color
from your tag.

Apply the mask SpawnsFSMask98.
Make sure Invert this layer is checked.
Merge group.
Apply gradient glow Black Halo glow width 3.00
to this layer.

Add text or wordart of choice to the tag.
I did black for my Fill color and white for my
stroke color. Stroke width 1.0.
Position as wanted on the tag & convert to raster.

Add a new top raster layer.
Fill with black or dark color.
Select this layer with your magic wand tool.

Selections modify contrast by 4.
Press delete button.
Select none.
Adjust add noise Uniform 25.

Now merge the border layer with the
wordart layer..
Add artist copyright information & name.

We're going to get ready to animate the tag.
If you don't wish to animate, you can save it now.

Open Animation shop.
Copy merged and paste as new animation.
Return to PSP.

Duplicate the 5 bar tube layer.
Move the copy layer to the left.
You want it to appear beside the original layer.
Copy merged and return to AS.
Paste after current frame on the original image
you pasted.

Return to PSP.
Edit undo move.
Copy merged & paste after Frame 2 in AS.
This should be your 3rd frame in there.

Now you want to repeat the movement of
the duplicated layer. Except this time you want
to move the layer to the right of the original bar layer.
Copy merged & paste after the 3rd frame.
This should give your 4 frames so far.

Now we're going to stay in AS.
Edit -select all - copy.
Paste as new animation.
Edit -select all
Animation - Reverse Frames.
Edit -Select all -copy

Back to original animation.
Click on frame 4.
Paste after frame 4.
This should give you 8 frames total.
Edit -select all.
Animation -Frame properties -change to 20.
View animation.

If happy, save as gif.
If not, tweak & adjust as wanted.
Thanks for trying my tutorial!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lost Bear MicroTut

I just love this tube. As a bear lover, I just want to give this bear
lots & lots of hugs & love it. It needs love lots of love.

Tube by Bonnies Creations available at

My Lil Teddy Scrap by Schnegge Scraps

Mask316 by Vixmask

26% Off Birthday Sale

I'm having a sale on my all my products for the month of August.
26% off! I chose 26% since my youngest is turning 3 this month. He was born on the 26th :) You can check them out at the stores I sell at.

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