Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sweet Tooth


CT tag featuring the amazing art of Creepie Cuties
using her tube Sweet Tooth Cupcakes. Even 
Goths have a sweet tooth and cupcakes
are the perfect treat!


Scraps by Rieneke Designs

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shamrock Lass

CT tag featuring the art of Tony Tz
& the Irish filled scrap Lucky Green 
surrounding herself with all the 
4 leaf clovers she can find. After all,
she is going to need luck to find 
a pot of gold. 




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Little Feet

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of Sara Butcher 
& the lovely scrap Heart & Home by Honored Scraps.
When love fills the hear, then the home comes alive.
Children can redefine love and help 
shape the family home. 



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Be There

CT tag featuring the art of Cuddly Rigor Mortis
& Inspired by Cuddly Rigor Mortis 97-2 
This friendly little succulent is ready
to spruce up your garden. He will make
friends with all of your plants.


Watercolor Garden

CT tag featuring the beautiful scrap
Watercolor Garden by Irish Princess Designs.
The colors of spring come alive and 
create such a vibrant garden painting.



Fluffy Easter

CT tag featuring the adorable scrap
Fluffy Bunny by Crystal's Creations.
Capture the sweetness of an 
Easter afternoon with this scrap. 
Easter eggs, bunnies & baby chicks
are hiding among the flowers.



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sexy Damask

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of Angela Diegel.
With her, I am using the beautiful scrap
Forever Damask by Tasha's Playground.
She exudes sexiness in her confidence.
In her happiness with herself, she
becomes more beautiful.




Memory Of A Toy

CT tag featuring the art of Rene Kunert
& a wonderful scrap Lost Toys by
of our beloved toys always bring 
smiles to our faces. Sometimes, a toy
is so special it continues
into our adult lives.




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine Garden


A little late but CT tag featuring an adorable
cupid by Oky Draft sold via Bella Carabena.
I am using the tube Cupid Lady 4.
I am also using her wonderful scrap
Valentine Garden.Enjoy a wonderful
 day outside with your Valentine.




Indulge & Relax

CT tag featuring the beautiful art of Anna Liwanag with
her tube 87-2
& the calming scrap Indulge by Gimptastic Scraps.
Take time to relax & indulge your senses
as you pamper your body.



Lotus Beauty

CT tag featuring the stunning art of Barbra Jensen
using her bonus tube Pink Lotus which is 
available until Midnight February 19th.
She is definitely ready to dress up your 
creations for various holidays & outfits.



This kit is available at CDO for purchase.

Wonderland Alice

CT tag featuring the fantastic art of Rene Kunert
I am using her new Gothic Alice tube.
To create her wonderland, I am using 
the IB Rene Kunert 18-1 Scrap
by Honored Scraps. Shall she
drink the potion or eat the cupcake?
Such decisions in this strange place.





Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dream Bunny

CT tag featuring the gorgeous art of Barbara Jensen
using her tube Layered 85-1 Angel Baby. I am
also using the wonderful IB
Amy Brown 78-1 Scrap by
She has made her dreams a reality
& now enjoys living in the moment.




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Green Grape

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of Barbara Jensen
using the brand new tube Grape Juice 86-2.
With her, I am using the scrap Affectious
by Ladyhawwk Designs.  Though the
shades of green, her attitude &
affection shine. She requires
a unique handling & understanding.



Amethyst

CT tag featuring the wonderful art of Ana Neves 
& the beautiful scrap Birthstone Amethyst 
by Tasha's Playground. The colors
of her birthstone help create 
a peaceful sanctuary for her 
to ease her mind.




Cruising Sarong

CT tag featuring the beautiful tube
Sarong 86-3 by Barbara Jensen.
With her, I am using the nautical
scrap Cruising by Ladyhawwk Designs.
She is ready to spend the summer
cruising on the water. 




Monday, February 6, 2017

Country Kisses

CT tags featuring the adorable 
sweet Country Kisses scrap collab.
It is by the talented designers
Creative Scraps by Crys &
Dees'Sign Depot & available here.
Together, these ladies have truly
captured a country love and illustrated
it just wonderfully.







Saturday, February 4, 2017

Soft Emo


This tutorial was written
February 3, 2017
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Marika.

Plugins & Programs:
Paint Shop Pro X2
Xero: Soft Mood

Open a 500x500 new image
Open up your tube of choice 
& resize if needed to fit onto
your image. Copy & paste
as a new layer.

Duplicate the layer two times.
On the first copy layer, mirror
this layer.
On the 2nd copy layer , resize 95%
and add a subtle drop shadow of choice.
Hide this layer for now.

Merge the original tube layer
& the 1st copy layer together.
Duplicate this layer once.
On the original merged layer,
go to Adjust - Blur - Gauassian
& apply a 15.00 blur.

Now on the merged copy layer, apply
Xero: Soft Mood Plugin with default settings.
Lower the opacity on this layer to 70 & 
leave the blend mode set to normal.

Now, go to the Effects - Art Media Effects-
Colored Pencil - and select the Soft Color
option under the Settings tab. Click Okay.

Unhide the layer you hide earlier 
now that we are done with the other layers.

Select your font tool & choose a font which 
matches well with your tag. Choose a color which
matches with your tag colors.Type out a word 
or two for your tag. I used the words " soft emo ".
Convert to raster. Arrange as wanted on your tag.
Change the blend mode to Overlay.

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

Memory Of Rain

CT tag featuring the wonderful scrap
A Memory Of Rain by Hungry Hill.
Rain can bring forth memories
of forgotten days as it refreshes
the earth surrounding us.
Venture outside and wash away
your own dirt & grime from life
as the raindrops fall on you.




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Blue Morpho

CT tag & wallpaper featuring the 
gorgeous art of Rebecca Sinz.
I am using her tube Blue Morpho.
I am also using the wonderful
matching scrap Blue Morpho
the wings of the butterfly,
come dreams for the night.
Tonight she shall set free
the dreams so they may fly.
The wallpaper is available in two