Hippo Song Tag and Extras

Now I will say this kit was like awwwwwwwwwww how cute, and then my original idea fell thru and then all of a sudden these tags came together. My thought behind it is "Family is Family: Regardless of the Species"
and I think this tag totally represents the awwwwwwwwww and the concept behind the theme I was going for. This kit is called The Hippo Song and is Crafted by Gina of Kikeka Kits which you can purchase here, here, here and even here.

Here is the tag I made:

and you can get extras here. This kit over all is:


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Join us at the end of March, when we will hold a one time event, where attendees will have access to a TON of exclusive tubes, scrapkits, CU items --- and win door prizes including gift certificates, tubes, and other wonderful things.

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Shades of Purple Tut

This tutorial is for those that have a working knowledge of PSP. This tutorial was written by me on January 12, 2012 and any resemblance is purely coincidental. I use PSP 9, but any version should work. I do not allow my tutorials to be translated and please do not claim them as your own. If you would like to share the tutorial please send a link to my blog. Thank you!

Things Needed:
♦ Tube/Image of choice: Im using the art of Zindy Nielsen which you need a license to use. You can purchase her tubes here
♦ Kit of choice: I am using a PTU kit by Shani of Wicked Princess Scraps called For the Love of Jewel which you can find here.
♦ Plugins: Penta- Jeans or one that will add a nice texture when needed

Let’s Begin:

1. Open a new image 600 x 600 with resolution of 72
2. Open WP_FTLOJ_DOUBLEFRAME.png and resize by 50 %
3. Rotate to the left by 90 degrees all layers
4. Copy and paste as a new layer on our working image
5. Duplicate this layer
6. Image- Mirror
7. Now move over to match the frames up so that they are even ( I did this to have the string on both sides)
8. Once happy Merge Visible
9. Open a paper of choice and click copy
10. With your magic wand click inside the frames
11. Selection- Modify- Expand by 10
12. Paste your paper as a new layer
13. Selection- Invert
14. Now hit delete on your key board
15. Select None
16. Move your paper layer below the frame
17. Open WP_FTLOJ_FLOWERDUO.png and resize by 50%
18. Paste as a new layer and place to the left in the string area
19. Duplicate this layer
20. Image Mirror
21. Open WP_FTLOJ_FLOWERTRIO2.png and resize by 50%
22. Again put towards the left in the string area
23. Copy Image Mirror
24. Open WP_FTLOJ_LIGHTS.png and resize by 75% twice
25. Copy and paste as a new layer on our working image
26. Open the birds and resize to your liking and place on the ribbons from the lights
27. Now open your bottles and resize by 25% and paste as a new layer and place to your liking
28. Add additional flowers and/or weeds and place to your liking
29. Once happy open WP_FTLOJ_BEADS.png
30. Resize by 50% and paste as a new layer and send to the bottom
31. Now go thru and add a slight drop shadow to your layers
32. Now once again click inside one of the frame centers
33. Open your tube and paste as a new layer
34. Selections- Invert
35. Hit delete one time on your keyboard
36. Now repeat steps 32-35 with the other side of the frame
37. Now to add some texture to your photos we will apply the penta jeans plugin with its default settings
38. Now add your text and merge all visible
39. Resize by 75%
40. Now add your copyright
41. And we are done … I hope you like your tag……


New Tags for CT Teams

This one was made using the artwork of Art by Chloe of Scraps N Crap and with a beautiful scrap kit called Hot Pink by Sams Scraps for purchase at Heartfelt Perfections

This one is made using the fab art work of Keith Garvey which can be purchased at PTE and I used 2 Scrapkits one from Missy of Scraps with Attitude and Golden Expressions a FTU kit by Peace of Scrapin Designs

This one was made using the wonderful art of Simona Candini of Scraps N Crap and made using Golden Nights a FTU  kit from Wicked Princess Scraps