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Friday, July 20, 2012

Woo Hoo finally wrote a new tut!


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Toof-less 4 the Tooth Fairy by Sleek N Sassy Designz HERE

Template by Rosey HERE

Font of choice I used MTF Hello Again

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the adorable art work of PinUp Toons HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. I purchased this tube at CILM. He is now 
at CDO

Mask of choice

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, delete copyright info, word art, and arrows.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 3 (resize 50%)
Paper 4 (resize 81%)
Paper 6 (resize 76%)
Paper 8 (resize 54%)
Paper 9 (resize 54%)
Paper 10 (resize 81%)
Element 3 (resize 10%)
Element 4 (resize 10%)
Element 5 (resize 10%)
Element 9 (resize 50% and mirror)
Element 12 (resize 60%)
Element 13 (resize 42%)
Element 27 (resize 32%)
Element 29 (resize 38%, mirror and free rotate 90 degrees)
Element 31 (resize 28%)
Element 56 (resize 42%)

Tube (if using the same tube duplicate and resize one to 54%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
As you add the papers, delete the template shapes.
Change the white layer to a pink from the kit and add your mask of choice.
Select the bottom layer on the template (large round circle) Selections, select all, float, defloat,
copy and paste paper 10, selections, invert, and hit delete.  Selections, select none.  Remember to
add your dropshadow as you go.
Select the Blue rectangle, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 4, selections, 
invert, and hit delete.  Selections, select none.
Select the black square, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 6, selections, 
invert, and hit delete.  Selections, select none.
Select the Pink rectangle, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 8, selections, 
invert, and hit delete.  Selections, select none. Repeat the steps for the other pink rectangle.
Select the Purple rectangle, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 9, selections, 
invert, and hit delete.  Selections, select none. Repeat the steps for the other Purple rectangle.
Select the Blue Star, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste paper 3, selections, 
invert, and hit delete.  Selections, select none. If you forgot, go through and add your dropshadows.
On the white frame layer of the star, Adjust, add noise, Uniform and monochrome checked, on 34%
Selections, float, defloat, modify, and expand by 2.  Add new raster layer and flood fill with a
purple color from the kit. Arrange below the white star frame. 
Now the easy part.  Just copy and paste the elements. Using the sample, arrange elements. Remember
to add your dropshadow as you go.
With the pick tool, adjust any elements if need be.  
Once you have it the way you want it, crop and resize.  I resized mine to 585. 
Now add your copy right and license info and your name. For the name, I used cutout to give it a
lighter purple on the inside. Selections, float, defloat, modify, and expand by 2.  Add new raster
layer and flood fill with white. Selections, select none. Adjust, add noise Uniform and Monochrome
checked on 55%. Drag below name and Add your dropshadow.
Merge visible and you are done!
Simple and easy.  I hope you had fun playing with this kit!  This kit is just so pretty, I had a hard
time choosing what elements I wanted to use...lol.
If you have any questions or want to show off what you made please email me at kissnjoe@yahoo.com!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

PTU Tut Make Believe

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Making Believe by Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE

Font of choice I used Miss Le Gatees

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the beautiful art work of Keith Garvey HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. 

Mask of choice

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open layer at 800x800 transparent background.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 1 (resize 76%)
Paper 11 (resize 98%)
Frame 1 (resize 84%)
Frame 2 (resize 80%)
bow 3 (resize 42%)
butterfly 3 (resize 24%)
Flower 6 (resize 32%)
Flower 7 (resize 28%)
Music Note 1 (resize 42%)
Scatters (resize 80%)

Tube (if using the same tube resize 84%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Copy and paste Paper 1, add your mask. Merge group.
copy and paste Frame 1. copy and paste paper 10, drag it below the frame layer.  With magic wand
click inside the frame, selections, modify, expand by 4, invert. Hit delete on the paper layer. 
Copy and paste tube, hit delete. Selections, select none. Duplicate, mirror and possition to the 
opposite side. To get the same look, change blend layer to Luminance Legacy and drop opacity
to 55.  Copy and paste close up of tube, drag to below the frame, duplicate and drag above the 
frame layer. Erase anything that is below the frame on the top tube, so it looks like it is below the
frame on the bottom.  Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer.
Now the easy part.  Just copy and paste the elements. Using the sample, arrange elements. Remember
to add your dropshadow as you go.
With the pick tool, adjust the mask layer to fit to the siggy if need be.  Same goes with any elements
if any look to large, just use the pick tool and make smaller.
Once you have it the way you want it, crop and resize.  I resized mine to 575. 
Now add your copy right and license info and your name.  
I used Eyecandy 4000 Gradient Glow to put the white outline around the name. Add your dropshadow.
Merge visible and you are done!
Simple and easy.  I hope you had fun playing with this kit!
If you have any questions or want to show off what you made please email me at kissnjoe@yahoo.com!



PTU Over the Rainbow


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE

Font of choice: I used Grachi 2

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the beautiful art work of Keith Garvey HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. 

Mask of choice

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open layer at 800x800 transparent background.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 5 (resize 76%)
Paper 9 (resize 96%)
Frame 1 (resize 80%)
bow 4 (resize 28%)
Cowardly Lion (resize 28%)
Emerald City (resize 46%)
Flower 3 (resize 28%)
Flower 4 (resize 28%)
Flower 7 (resize 25%)
Flying Monkey (resize 26%)
Rainbow (resize 46%)
Ribbon 3 (DNR)
Ruby Shoes (resize 35% Mirror)
Scarecrow (resize 26%)
Tinman (resize 28%)
Tornado (Resize 28%)
Yellow Bricks (resize 687%)
Yellow Brick Road (resize 60% Mirror)

Tube (if using the same tube resize 80%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Copy and paste Paper 9, add your mask. Merge group.
copy and paste Frame 1. copy and paste paper 5, drag it below the frame layer.  With magic wand
click inside the frame, selections, modify, expand by 4, invert. Hit delete on the paper layer. 
Selections, select none.
Copy and paste the tube above the Frame layer. Add drop shadow. Position where you want it and 
then with the lasso tool, draw around the bottom of the tube to make it fit in the frame. Hit 
delete to delete the tube hanging over frame.
Now the easy part.  Just copy and paste the elements. Using the sample, arrange elements. Remember
to add your dropshadow as you go.
With the pick tool, adjust the mask layer to fit to the siggy if need be.  Same goes with any elements
if any look to large, just use the pick tool and make smaller.
Once you have it the way you want it, crop and resize.  I resized mine to 575. 
Now add your copy right and license info and your name. For the effect on the name, I added an inner
bevel on the following settings:
Bevel 3, width 23, Smoothness 59, Depth 18, Ambience -26, Shininess 15, Angle 45, Intensity 50,
and Elevation 50. 
I used Eyecandy 4000 Gradient Glow to put the white outline around the name. Add your dropshadow.
Merge visible and you are done!
Simple and easy.  I hope you had fun playing with this kit!
If you have any questions or want to show off what you made please email me at kissnjoe@yahoo.com!


Friday, March 23, 2012

PTU Hoppy Easter


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Hide and Seek by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Font of choice I used Sick Capital Vice

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the adorable art work of Lady Mishka HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. 

Mask of choice: I used Vix Mask 363

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open layer at 700x700 transparent background.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 6 (resize 72%)
Paper 10 (resize 81%)
Frame 3 (resize 80%)
Element 2 (resize 40%)
Element 3 (resize 52%)
Element 7 (resize 36%)
Element 8 (resize 36%)
Element 22 (resize 46%)
Element 25 (resize 38%)
Element 27 (resize 46%)
Element 30 (resize 32%)
Element 32 (resize 32%)
Element 48 (resize 38%)
Element 57 (resize 60%)

Tube (if using the same tube resize 30%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Copy and paste 10, add your mask. Merge group.
copy and paste Frame 3. copy and paste paper 6, drag it below the frame layer.  With magic wand
click inside the frame, selections, modify, expand by 4, invert. Hit delete on the paper layer.
Copy and paste the tube above the paper layer. position where you want it and then hit delete again
to remeove any parts hanging outside the frame. Selections, select none. Change the blend on the 
tube layer to LUminance (Legacy), and drop opacity to your liking.
Now the easy part.  Just copy and paste the elements. Using the sample, arrange elements. Remember
to add your dropshadow as you go.
Now paste the tube, I positioned mine so it looks like the bunny is sitting on an egg.
Once you have it the way you want it, crop and resize.  I resized mine to 500. 
Now add your copy right and license info and your name. For the effect on the name, I added an inner
bevel on the following settings:
Bevel 1, width 5, Smoothness 35, Depth 20, Ambience 0, Shininess 0, Angle 315, Intensity 50,
and Elevation 30. 
I used Eyecandy 4000 Gradient Glow to put the white outline around the name. Add your dropshadow.
Merge visible and you are done!
Simple and easy.  I hope you had fun playing with my kit!
If you have any questions or want to show off what you made please email me at kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Monday, March 19, 2012

New PTU tut Hide and Seek


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Hide and Seek by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Template: Hide and Seek by Me HERE

Font of choice I used LDJ Jilly Nilly

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the adorable art work of Ed Mironiuk HERE
You must have a license to use this tube.

Mask of choice

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 4 (resize 65%)
Paper 6 (resize 65%)
Paper 12 (resize 88%)
Paper 14 (resize 87%)
Paper 15 (resize 87%)
Element 2 (resize 32%)
Element 4 (resize 40%)
Element 5 (resize 40%)
Element 7 (resize 50%)
Element 8 (resize 66%)
Element 21 (resize 48%)
Element 22 (resize 50%)
Element 40 (resize 28%)
Element 47 (DNR)
Element 57 (resize 64%)
Element 59 (DNR)

Tube (if using the same tubes DNR)(on close up tube, mirror)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Copy and paste 12, add your mask. Merge group.
copy and paste Element 47. Drag to the bottom right. Duplicate, flip and erase a few of the circles
on the top left side. Place to the top left. As in sample.
Select the top black rectangle, selections, float, defloat, invert. Copy and paste paper 14.
Hit delete. Selections, select none, and delete the black rectangle.  Do the same for the bottom 
black rectangle, using paper 15.
select bottom dark grey rectangle, Selections, float, defloat, invert. Copy and paste paper 4.
Hit delete. Copy and paste close up tube. Adjust in the square. Hit delete. Selections, select none.
Delete the dark grey rectangle.
Do the same for the top light grey rectangle.
Now you can start adding your elements.  Remember the sample is just a guide.  Make it your own!
I used the pick tool to rotate the elements.
To do the effect on the tube, I used the plug in Xero on Radiance.  For the close up tubes, I used 
radiance and Porcelin then I adjusted the blend to Luminance L and dropped the opacity.
Once you have it the way you want it, crop and resize.  I resized mine to 500. 
Now add your copy right and license info and your name. Merge visible and you are done!
Simple and easy.  I hope you had fun playing with my kit!
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial and if you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!
Monday, March 5, 2012

PTU tut Fairly Irish-Green


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Fairly Irish-Green by Sleek N Sassy Designz HERE

Font of choice I used Janda Quick Note

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous art work of Anna Fesenko HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. 

Mask of choice

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open New Raster layer 750x750
For the drop shadow on everything I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 1 (resize 88%)
Element 7 (resize 66%)
Element 12 (resize 34%)
Element 13 (resize 42%)
Element 16 (resize 60%)
Element 28 (resize 56%)
Element 37 (DNR)
Element 38 (resize 24%)
Element 39 (resize 46%)
Element 53 (reisze 60%)

Tube (if using the same tube Resize by 24%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 

Using 2 shades of green from the kit, make a gradient and flood fill the layer. Apply mask of your choice.
Merge group.
Copy and paste Frame, image, free rotate, right 90 degrees
using the magic wand, click inside each frame, selections, modify, expand by 6, invert.
Paste paper 1 and hit delete. Mirror the tube and then copy and paste below the frame layer, hit 
delete again. Selections, select none.  Using the eraser tool, erase the tube parts that are in the 
bottom frame.  I changed my blend mode to soft light.
Remember to be adding the dropshadows.
From here you can add the elments. See sample for placement of the elements. To rotate anything
use your pick tool and adjust to your liking.  I placed the 4 leaf clovers and the leprechan below
the frame and paper layers.
Remember this is just a guide, so be creative and have fun! If you need to make things smaller, use
the pick tool and make them to the size you want. 
Once you have everything the way you like it, Crop and resize, I resized mine to 600. 
Add your name, to get the effect on the name like I have, follow next steps.
Select the name layer, selections, select all, float, defloat, Modify, expand by 2, add a new 
raster layer and flood fill with white. I added noise.
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

PTU tut Don't Bug Me!


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Oh Bug Off by Soxsational Scraps HERE

Template by me: Don't Bug Me HERE

Font of choice I used Lavender Lime

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous art work of Keith Garvey HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. (Mine was purchased at MPT)

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, image, canvas size, change to 780x750
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 6 (resize 93%)
Paper 7 (resize 78%)
Paper 8 (resize 62%)
Paper 11 (resize 88%)
Paper 15 (resize 94%)
Bow 7 (resize 30%)
Bug 1 (resize 22%)
Bug 5 (resize 48%)
Bug 13 (resize 60%)
Droplets 1 (DNR)
Folded Ribbon 6 (reisze 68%)
Frame 2 (DNR)
Leaf (resize 20%)
Starlight 1 (DNR)
Toad Stools 2 (resize 62%)

Tube (if using the same tube DNR)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Start by Deleting the info on the template and the stars and dotted line.
Select the large rectangle on bottom layer. Selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy 
and paste paper 15. Hit delete, selections, select none.  Delete black rectangle. 
Remember to add your dropshadow as you go!  
Select the top circle.  Selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 8. Hit delete. 
Selection, select none. Delete the grey circle. Do the same for the bottom circle, using same paper.
On the thicker grey rectangle layer, Selections, float, defloat, invert and paste paper 11. 
Hit delete. Selections, select none. Delete grey layer. 
On the thin long rectangle, Selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 6. 
Hit delete. Selections, select none. Delete grey layer.
Select the top rectangle layer on left, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy 
and paste paper 7. Hit delete. Selections, select none. Delete grey layer. Duplicate and move over
ontop of right grey rectangle, delete grey rectangle.
Remember to be adding the dropshadows.
From here you can add the elments. See sample for placement of the elements.
Remember this is just a guide, so be creative and have fun! If you need to make things smaller, use
the pick tool and make them to the size you want. 
Once you have everything the way you like it, Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500.
Now on the right top rectangle, selections, float, defloat, invert and paste your tube. adjust to 
your liking and hit delete, copy and paste frame 2, move it so it is inside some of the rectangle
above the tube layer as in sample. Hit delete again, and then selections, select none.
Do the same on the left side with the frame 2 again. Add your tube again and resize to your liking. 
Add your name, to get the effect on the name like I have, follow next steps.
Select the name layer, effects, 3D effects, cut out, on these settings:
Vertical 0, Horizontal 0, Opacity 100, Blur 3.00, shadow color black, fill interiour with color 
yellow from the kit and box checked.  Once that is done, then go to selections, select all, 
float, defloat, Modify, expand by 2, add a new raster layer and flood fill with white. I added noise.
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

This is another way the kit could be used.  It is such an adorable kit and can be used in so many ways!  I didn't tut the forum set, but I wanted to share so you can see how many ways the kit can be used!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

PTU tut A Tiffany Valentines


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit A Tiffany Valentines by Sleek N Sassy Designz HERE

Font of choice I used Volutes

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous art work of Barbara Jensen HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. 

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open  new Raster at 700x700 Transparent 
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 7 (resize 70%)
Paper 9 (resize 85%)
Element 7 (resize 42%)
Element 13 (resize 72%)
Element 17 (resize 28%)
Element 18 (resize 20%)
Element 27 (resize 56%)
Element 28 (resize 68%)
Element 55 (resize 38%)
Element 58 (resize 38%)

Tube (if using the same tube DNR)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Start by Copy and pasting paper 9.  Apply the mask, merge group.
Copy and pasting Ele 13. Using the magic wand, click inside the frame, and inside the e 
in Love, selections, Modify, expand by 8, invert. Copy and paste paper 7.  Hit delete, And add
dropshadow to the frame. Copy and paste the tube, adjust to where you like, then drag below the 
frame. Duplicate and drag to above the frame.  Hide top tube. On bottom tube, Erase anything that
is on the outside of the bottom of the frame. Leave the top of the tube alone. Add dropshadow.
Unhide the top tube, and erase everthing below the Love word, so about up to her waiste. Now the 
tube should look like it is sticking out of the frame.  From here all you have to do is copy and 
paste the elements you wish to use. See sample for placement of the elements.
Remember this is just a guide, so be creative and have fun!  
Once you have everything the way you like it, Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. 
Add your name, to get the effect on the name like I have, follow next steps.
Selections, float, defloat, modify by 2, add new raster layer and flood fill with white. Drag
below the name and add noise. 
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Friday, January 27, 2012

PTU tut Apokalips


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Apokalips by Wicked Creationz Scraps HERE

Template: Imagination and Dreams by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Font of choice I used Stop Shark Finning

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous art work of Elias Chatzoudis HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. (Mine was purchased at MPT)

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, image, canvas size, change to 700x700
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 3 (resize 84%)
Paper 6 (resize 84%)
Paper 7 (resize 94%)
Paper 9 (resize 56%)
Paper 10 (resize 56%)
Element 4 (resize 28%)
Element 7 (resize 26%)
Element 8 (resize 26%)
Element 10 (resize 24%)
Element 13 (resize 24%)
Element 14 (reisze 24%)
Element 17 (DNR)
Element 20 (resize 32%)
Element 23 (DNR)
Element 26 (resize 94%)
Element 28 (DNR)

Tube (if using the same tube resize 96%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Start by Deleting the Word art, and the info on the template.
Select the circle. Selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 6.
Hit delete, selections, select none.  Delete grey circle. Copy and paste Ele 26. Adjust above circle. 
Remember to add your dropshadow as you go!  Select the long grey rectangle.  Selections, float, 
defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 7. Hit delete. Selection, select none. 
On the long grey rectangle layer, use the pick tool and make it slightly larger, flood filling 
with black and adding noise to it. Select Light grey verticle rectangle, Selections, float, defloat,
invert and paste paper 3. Hit delete. Selections, select none. On the verticle grey rectangle
using the pick tool, make it slightly larger and flood fill with white, add noise.  
select small white square, Selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 10. 
Hit delete. Selections, select none. On White square using the pick tool, make it slightly larger 
and add noise. Select the small black square, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy 
and paste paper 9. Hit delete. Selections, select none. On black square using the pick tool, make 
it slightly larger and add noise. Remember to be adding the dropshadows.
From here you can add the elments. See sample for placement of the elements.
Remember this is just a guide, so be creative and have fun!  
Once you have everything the way you like it, Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. 
Add your name, to get the effect on the name like I have, follow next steps.
Select the name layer, effects, 3D effects, cut out, on these settings:
Vertical 0, Horizontal 0, Opacity 100, Blur 3.00, shadow color black, fill interiour with color 
white and box checked.  Once that is done, the go to selections, select all, float, defloat, 
Modify, expand by 2, add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color from the kit. I added noise.
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

PTU tut Dream Come True


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Forever Mine by Sleek N Sassy Designz HERE

Template: Love me Forever by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Font of choice I used Volutes

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous art work of Elias Chatzoudis HERE
You must have a license to use this tube.

Mask of Choice

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, image, canvas size, change to 700x700
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 1 (resize 85%)
Paper 6 (resize 78%)
Paper 8 (resize 48%)
Paper 9 (resize 85%)
Element 4 (resize 72%)
Element 11 (resize 16%)
Element 15 (resize 38%)
Element 30 (resize 52%)
Element 35 (resize 40%)
Element 39 (resize 68%)
Element 45 (reisze 68%)
Element 49 (resize 28%)

Tube (if using the same tube DNR)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Start by Deleting the Word art, and the info on the template.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color from the kit, apply your mask.
Select the black circle. Selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 9.
Hit delete, selections, select none.  Now on the black circle layer, using the pick tool, make it 
slightly bigger than the paper circle. Flood fill with white and add noise. Remember to add your 
dropshadow as you go!  Select the dark grey rectangle.  Selections, float, defloat, invert and
copy and paste paper 1. Hit delete. Copy and paste Close up tube, move to where you can see her
eyes adn lips. Hit delete, selection, select none. On the tube layer, change blend mode to Luminance
Legacy and then adjust the opacity to your liking.  On the dark grey rectangle layer, use the pick
tool and make it slightly larger, again flood filling with white and adding noise to it.
Select the light grey rectangle. Selections, float, defloat, invert and paste paper 6. 
Paste the tube, adjust so her legs are at the bottom, using the eraser tool, erase any bit over edge.
Selections, select none. On the light grey layer using the pick tool, make it slightly larger and 
flood fill with black, add noise.  
select one of the smaller squares. Selections, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 8. Hit
delete. Selections, select none. Delete the small grey square. Duplicate paper 8 square and move it
above the other light grey square. Delete the grey square. From here you can add the elments.
Remember this is just a guide, so be creative and have fun!  See sample for placement of the elements.
Once you have everything the way you like it, add Element 45 (word art) Selections, float, defloat,
modify by 1 add a new raster layer and flood fill with white. Drag below the word art and add
dropshadow.
Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. add your name, I did the same effect on the name that I did
on the word art. Only I used a color from the kit.
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Monday, January 23, 2012

PTU tut My Grease Monkey


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Heavenly Garage by Creative Scraps by Crys HERE

Font of choice

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the HOTT art work of Zlata_M HERE
You must have a license to use this tube. 

Template: My Grease Monkey HERE

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template, resize canvas to 700x700
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 5 (resize 70%)
Paper 6 (resize 88%)
Paper 7 (resize 70%)
Paper 9 (resize 81%)
Paper 16 (duplicate resize one to 54% and one to 74%)
Element 8 (resize 32%)
Element 29 (resize 28%)
Element 41 (resize 38%)
Element 45 (resize 28%)
Element 49 (resize 22%)
Element 51 (resize 12%)
Element 56 (resize 76%)
Element 94 (Do Not Resize)

Tube (if using the same tube resize 56%)
close up tube Do Not Resize. Mirror

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
We are going to start at the bottom and work our way up, So copy and paste Element 94. Adjust to the
top left as in the sample. Duplicate, and flip. Drag to the bottom right.
Copy and paste element 56. Adjust to the bottom left, duplicate, mirror and flip and then drag up
to the top right corner. Remember to add dropshadows as you go.
Select the grey large circle. Selections, float, defloat, invert copy and paste the larger paper 16.
Hit delete, selections, select none. Delete the large grey circle. Select the grey long rectangle.
selections, float, defloat, invert. Copy and paste paper 9, hit delete. Selection, select none. Delete
the rectangle template. Select long black rectangle. Selections, float, defloat, invert. copy and
paste paper 6. Hit delete, selections, select none. Delete the long black rectangle. Don't forget to
add dropshadow as you go. Select grey rectangle. Selections, float, defloat, invert. Copy and paste
paper 7. Hit delete. copy and paste close up tube,hit delete. Selecions, select none. Delete the gry
rectangle. Select black rectangle. Seletcions, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste paper 5. Hit 
delete. copy and paste tube. With the eraser tool, erase the legs on the bottom that hang out over 
the rectangle. Selections, select none. Delete black rectangle. To give the paper 5 some depth. Duplicate,
Effects, 3D Effects, Cutout on these settings: Vertical 0, Horizontal 0, opacity 100, blur 100, 
Shadow color black, Fill interior unchecked. Click ok. 
Select the small circle. Selections, float, defloat, invert. copy and paste smaller paper 16, hit 
delete. Selections, select none.
Now you just have to add the elements. Follow the sample for placement or each element.  Remember
this is just a guide, you can add or take away as many elements as you want! 
Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. add your name, I added a white back ground to my name. If 
you wish to do that then follow the next steps...
On the name, selections, select all, float, defloat, Modify, expand by 1. Add a new raster layer,
flood fill with White, Ajust, add noise 74% Monochrome checked. Selections, select none. drag below 
the name, add dropshadow. 
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible.
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

FTU Tut Rock Your World


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Don't Stop the Music by Lacarolita's Designz HERE

Font of choice

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the adorable art work of Elias Chatzoudis HERE
You must have a license to use his tube.

Template by: Dees'Sign Depot and Kandi HERE

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open template and delete the info, also delete the beads.
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Resize all the papers used at 75%
Cupcake (resize 12%)
Head Phones (resize 16%)
Lips 1 (resize 24%)
Party Flags (DNR)
Ribbon 2 & 3 (resize 58%)

Tube (if using the same tube DNR)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything!  
So to keep this tut simple and easy, start at the bottom rectangle and for all the elements of the
template do these next steps.  Selections, float, defloat, invert copy and paste paper 5. Hit delete
and delete the template rectangle.  Follow the same directions for the rest of the shapes. On the 
rectangle that is diagonal, use paper 6. For the 3 long skinny rectangles, use paper 4 for the top
and the bottom, and the middle rectangle use paper 10. I used paper 9 for the odd shaped circle and the
smaller circle on the top layer. Paper 3 for the larger circle. And paper 4 for the rectangle on top.
Now all that is left is to copy and paste the elements.  I pasted ribbon 3 and moved below the circles
to the right.  I rotated ribbon 2 90 degreees to the right and dragged it below all the layers but the 
mask layer. Then I pasted the lips on top of the circle and rotated to the left.  Copy and paste 
headphones and using the pick tool, rotate to the right. I dragged it just below the word art.
the last thing is to copy and paste the party flags. Select the circle, selections, select all, 
float, defloat, invert and hit delete. Remember to add your dropshadow.
Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. add your name, 
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

PTU tut Amore


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Amore by Bibi's Collection HERE

Font of choice

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous art work of Zlata_M HERE
You must have a license to use this tube.

Mask of Choice: I used Babes Designz Mask17

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open a new raster layer at 700x700 transparent
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
DNR means Do Not Resize
Paper 1 (resize 75%)
Paper 2 (resize 88%)
Paper 3 (resize 75%)
Amore 2 (DNR)
Amore 5 (resize 68%)
Amore 14 (DNR)
Amore 20 (DNR)
Amore 34 (DNR)
Amore 35 (resize 94%)
Amore 40 (DNR)
Amore 42 (reisze 80%)
Amore 50 (DNR)
Amore 54 (reisze 80%)

Tube (if using the same tube resize 67%)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Start by copy and pasting paper 2, apply mask.  Copy and paste Amore 54 frame, click inside the 
frame, selections, modify, expand by 3, invert. Copy and paste paper 3. Hit delete. Drag below frame.
Copy and paste Amore 40. Move to the left side of frame above paper layer and hit delete.
Selections, invert again so only the inside of the frame is selected. Paste Amore 35 above the frame.
Hit delete, selections, select none.
Copy and paste Amore 5, Image, flip, and mirror.  Drag to the layer just above the mask layer. position
on the right side, see sample.
Copy and paste Amore 14 frame, adjust on top of the frame, above amore 35. With the magic wand, click
inside the frames, selection, modify, expand by 3, invert. Paste paper 1, drag below the frame and 
hit delete. Copy and paste the tube, duplicate and move to behind the frame, adjust his face in the 
center frame, hit delete.  Now you can do the same thing I did and duplicate 2 more times and move 
the tube to left and right frame, putting different parts of the tube in the frame area. Hit 
delete on both tubes. Selections, select none.
Remember to add dropshadow as you go. On the Tube that is still whole, drag above round frame. See 
sample.  Adjust to the right side.
Copy and paste Amore 50 and drag below the rectangle frame as in sample. Duplicate, flip and mirror
place where you can see them at the bottom and top of frame.
Copy adn paste Amore 2 move to the bottom of the frame. Paste Amore 42. Using the lasso tool, select
some of the tail to delete from the bow, so it isn't so long. Selections, select none.
Adjust bow above the rectangle frame. copy and paste Amore 20 and duplicate it 2 times. Place where
you like. Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. add your name, 
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Friday, January 20, 2012

PTU tut Markin' Time



For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Cops and Robbers by Sweet Cravings Scraps HERE

Font of choice, I used SC Manipulative Lovers

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the gorgeous art work of Elias chatzoudis HERE
You must have a license to use his work. (Mine was purchased at MPT) 

Mask of Choice

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open a new raster layer at 600x600 transparent
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
Paper 3 (resize 48%)
Paper 5 (resize 75%)
Paper 15 (resize 74%)
Crime Tape (resize 36%)
Frame 7 (resize 66%)
Handcuff (resize 14%)
Jail Cell (resize 78%)
Keys 2 (resize 22%)
Money Bag (resize 24%)
Sparkles 1 (resize 60%)
Wire Fence (reisze 74%)

Tube (if using the same cop tube Do Not resize)
2nd tube resize to fit in cell.

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
Start by copy and pasting paper 5, apply mask.  Copy and paste frame 7. Click inside the frame with
the magic wand, selections, expand by 8, and invert.  Paste paper 15 and hit delete.  Paste paper 3
and move to the bottom, to make it look like a cement floor. Hit delete.  Copy and paste jail cell
adjust to your liking in the frame and hit delete. Selections, select none.
Now take your pen tool on width 3 and click the free hand button.  with black, draw 4 lines down and
one line diagonally as in the sample. Hide everything but the lines, and merge visible. Unhide 
everything and on the lines layer, duplicate 6 times, and adjust as in the sample.  To make it look
like someone is marking the amount of days they have been in jail.
Copy and paste the tube you are using for the inmate. Adjust behind the cell bars. Copy and paste
the wire fence, using the pick tool, rotate to the left and place in the middle behind the papers.
copy and paste the sparkles.  Duplicate and mirror.
Paste the crime tape, and move to the side of the frame.  Erase the roll to make it look like it is
going behind the frame.  See sample.  copy and paste money bag, move to the lower left corner of frame.
Copy and paste handcuff, mirror and place by money bag.  Remember to add your dropshadow to everthing.
Copy and paste the cop tube.  Now you can add any word art.  I used Markin' Time as the word art.
Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. add your name, 
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PTU tut Memories of Yesterday


For this tutorial you will need the following:

Scrap kit: PTU kit Memoiries of Yesterdays by S.G. Rowe Designs HERE

Font of choice, I used Will & Grace for name and Volutes for word art

Tube: tube of choice, I am using the adorable art work of Suzanne Woolcott HERE
You must have a license to use her work. 

♥ Let's Get started! ♥
Open a new raster layer at 700x700 transparent
For the drop shadow on evertying I am using the following settings:
Verticle: 2, Horizontal: 2, Opacity: 46, Blur: 6, color black. (you use what ever you want)
Remember to save as you go.

(*Resize everything before you start copy and pasting)
ts paper 13 (resize 88%)
ts butterfly 2 (resize 22%)
ts button 1 (resize 28%)
ts flower 1 (resize 34%)
ts flower 2 (resize 38%)
ts journal 1 (Do not resize)
ts vine  (resize 62%)

Tube (if using the same tube Do Not resize)

You can always refer to the sample for placement of anything! 
This is a very easy siggy!
paste paper 13, and apply mask, merge group. Paste the Journal.  With your pick tool on the mask 
layer, fit it to just outside the journal, see sample, also rotate it some to the left.
Copy and paste the vine, duplicate and mirror, on the mirrored vine, flip also, adjust to the right 
just on top of the journal.  On the left side, duplicate the fine again and drag below the journal.
On the top vine, erase parts so it looks like it starts out on top and then goes behind the journal
as in the sample.
Copy and paste the button, place on top of the bow.
Now you can add any word art you want.  I just put in the name of the kit, because I thought it 
was a pretty saying.  Copy and paste the butterfly. I put it by the word art.
Copy and paste flower 1 move to the bottom left corner of journal, duplicate and move to the side.
Paste flower 2 adjust on top of other flowers, and in the center of them.
Rember to add your dropshadow as you go.  
Paste your tube and adjust to the right side.
Crop and resize, I resized mine to 500. add your name, if you want the same effect on the name that
I have follow the next steps.  Others wise skip to adding the copyright info.
Effects, 3D effects, inner bevel on these settings:
Bevel 2, width 20, smoothness 28, depth 20, ambience and shininess on 0,
color white, angle 42, intensity 47, and elevation 46.
If you have eyecandy 4000 you can add a gradient glow, or on the name, selections, select
all, float, defloat, modify, expand by 1.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white
drag it below the name and add dropshadow.
Add the copyright info, any licenses numbers and merge visible
Save and you're done! See very Simple and easy.  
I would love to see what you made!
Thank you for following my tutorial!  If you have any questions please email me at 
kissnjoe@yahoo.com!
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