Thursday, July 31, 2014


Amy Marie did this super cute PTU scrap Ivy based off my daughter. It has all of her favorite things - books, music, art, skates, chocolate and cats. It is very much reflective of my girl. Here is a CT tag from it. You can purchase this kit at her store.

Think Differently

Today I made a FTU template to go with a tube. Its been a long time since I did a template. Hope you all like it & can use it. You can download the template here. Here is a tag I made using it & a preview of the template itself. For the tag, I used the art of Lily Puka which is available at MTA.

Fall has Arrived at Hungry Hill

*Coming Soon* Three wonderful scrapkits by Hungry Hill. These scraps will be released tomorrow at CDO as part of their Scrap Friday Release.Hungry Hill is celebrating fall with this beautiful scrapkits. I absolutely love them!

Falling For You

September Sea

 Wednesday's Child

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ice Blue Mermaid

CT tag featuring the wonderful PTU art of Natasha Wescoat. She is a new artist available at the store MTA. You can find this mermaid & many others as well. I really like her style.


CT tags featuring the wonderful PTU scrap Passion by Amy Marie. This is a beautiful Girly themed scrapkit loaded with lots of great elements. You can purchase the scrap in her store.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dragon Lady

CT tags featuring the beautiful PTU scrap Dragon Lady by Amy Marie. This scrap has a wonderful fantasy & fall theme to it. You can purchase it in her store.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Beary Goth

CT tag featuring the PTU scrap Beary Goth by Toxic Desirez. I love this adorable and gothic themed scrapkit.It is available for purchase at Mystical Scrap.

Elephant Trunks

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
July 27,2014
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using
a tube by Vicky Mycock
You can purchase this tube at MTA.

Plugins: Mura's Meister copies
DSB Flux bright noise
VM Texture Four Centers
Animation Shop

Open a new image 525x375.
Open up your tube or image
of choice.

If your tube is a different size,
feel free to adjust the image size
as needed.

Copy and paste your tube
as a new layer onto your
new image.

Duplicate the tube layer.
Click on the bottom original
tube layer.

Apply the plugin Mura's Meister
copies - Wallpaper rotate default

On the wallpaper layer, go to
adjust, blur - gauassian blur 15.00.
Apply the plugin VM Texture
Four Centers. Default settings.

For the moment, X out or hide
the tube copy layer.
Make sure the blur layer
is still selected.

Select your freehand selection tool.
On your tag, draw around several of
the shapes on the blur layer. Hold shift
down to make sure you keep them all 
selected. I chose 6 on mine to draw around.

Once you have the ones selected you
want, right click, promote selection
to new layer. Select none.

On the new layer, apply the plugin
DSB Flux bright noise.
Mix selected & 15

Copy merged. Paste as new animation
into Animation Shop (AS).
Return to PSP, undo the bright noise.
Repeat and this time change the number to 20.

Copy merged and back to AS, paste after 
current frame. Return to psp again, undo 
the noise & apply one last time with the number at 25.
Copy merged again & paste after the 2nd 
frame in AS.

Ok let's go finish the tag as far as
PSP goes. Unhide the main tube layer.
Apply the drop shadow 2,2,25,5 black.

Add a new layer. Fill this layer with
a color from your tag. Select this layer
with your magic wand tool. Selections
modify - contract by 3.00. Press delete.
Select none. This should give you a border
on the tag. Add the earlier drop shadow
to the border as well.

Select your font tool. Choose a font of
choice. I used the color black. Type out
words of choice. I am using the words
"Elephant love" Convert text to raster.
Position on tag as wanted.
Change the blend mode on this one to
soft light.

Add artist copyright information &
name to your tag.

Hide the bottom blur noise layers.
Copy merged the other others.
Now into AS again.
Paste as a new animation.
Ctrl L to duplicate for a total of 3 frames.

On the animated layer, edit select all.
Now on the new 3 layers, select all & copy.
Drag this layer to the animation layer.

Once you have your tag together, view 
animation. If you are happy, then save as
a gif.

Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Cute Punk

CT tags featuring the very cool PTU scraps Cute Punk by Amy Marie. You can purchase these emo themed scraps in her store

Saturday, July 26, 2014


CT tags featuring the elegant & girly PTU scrap Marian by Amy Marie. You can purchase this beautiful scrap at her store.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wolf Walk Day

CT tag featuring a super cute PTU tube by Danielle Pioli. This tube is called Little Red and the Wolf. You can purchase this tube at MTA. The artist has lots of adorable tubes.

Haunted Lil Red

CT tag featuring the adorably & slightly creepy PTU art by Gary Rudisill. You can purchase this girl at Mystical Scraps, along with the rest of his tubes.

I am also using PTU scrap Little Red by Amy Marie. You can purchase it in her store.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


CT tags featuring the darkly beautiful PTU scrap Lilith by Amy Marie. You can purchase this wonderful gothic scrap in her store. If you love gothic, this scrap is a must have.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dark Yarrow Tags

Today I CT'd two tubes by Dark Yarrow. I used the wonderful PTU tubes Cassiopeia & When It Rains; which you can purchase at Digital Chaos. I absolutely love these tubes and had a lot of fun using them.They are really easy to work with as well.
I love the emotions and fantasy feel both have.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Falling 4 Sylvia

CT tags & PTU cluster preview using the wonderful PTU scrap Falling 4 Sylvia by Amy Marie. I absolutely love the season fall, and this kit definitely celebrates the season. You can find the scrap available in her store now. The cluster frame by me will be available soon as well.

Dark Moments

CT tag featuring PTU art by Dark Yarrow & a wonderful PTU scrap Dark Moments by Foxy's Designz. It compliments the tube just wonderfully. You can purchase both at Digital Chaos. I love the darker feel on the fairytale there is with each of tube & scrap.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sweet Dreams Kitty

New CT tag featuring adorable PTU art by Melissa Dawn & a wonderful matching PTU IB Scrap by Honored Scraps. Both can be purchased at CDO.

Fan Girl Mystical Scraps

CT tag featuring the amazing PTU tube Fan Girl by Charles Bristow. I am also using the matching PTU scrap which matches the tube. You can purchase the collab at Mystical Scraps.It is free with a $10 purchase this month. I absolutely love the tube and the scrap compliments it so well.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cherry Lime

CT tags featuring the PTU scrap Cherry Lime by Amy Marie. This scrap has a great summery & 50s feel to it. You can purchase this kit at her store.The colors really pop in it!