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Thursday, December 29, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Champagne




The New Year is just around the corner and what better way to prepare to ring it in than with the great kit "Champagne" by Lil Mz's Brainstorms.  The kit contains 20 great papers and over 100 elements in a great palette of gold, bright red, silver and black with accents of cream, white gold and dark rose red.  The elements contain both New Year's specific ones and general party/celebratory elements so this kit can be used past the holiday and all year round for those party tags.  You can purchase this kit here.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the kit.




Sunday, December 25, 2016

CT TAGS ~ White Christmas


A very Merry Christmas to you all!  I am wrapping up my favorite holiday with use of some beautiful items from the White Christmas collab at Scraps N Company - a kit by Lil Mz's Brainstorms and a lovely tube by Lysisange.  The kit contains 10 beautiful papers and 64 elements in a lovely palette of white, silver and frosted pink, which perfectly compliments the tube, and is perfect for winter as well as Christmas tags so it can be used for the rest of the winter season.  The kit is part of the collab, FREE with purchase of $13.50 or more here.  Lysisange's tube is FREE with purchase of $7 or more here.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the kit and tube.




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Pink, Pink Christmas



For all you pink lovers out there, Chili Designz has the perfect holiday kit for you!  "Pink, Pink Christmas" contains 8 papers, 8 frames and 72 elements in a great versatile palette of various shades of pink, from ice pink to magenta, with accents of white and silver to offset the pinkness and add some extra sparkle to your designs.  You can purchase this kit at S&CO.

Below are some tag examples showing the use of the kit.




CT TAGS AND SNAGS ~ Christmas Gift 2



Christmas elegance comes personified in Alehandra Vanhek's beautiful "Christmas Gift 2" tube, a beautiful brunette who is dressed in a golden velvet Santa-style gown and carrying a brightly wrapped gift.  She comes in three versions (two with hat, one without).  I have paired her with a wonderful kit by FwTags Creations, "Christmas Gold", which includes 5 papers, 5 frames and 70 elements in a palette of golds and silvers, with accents of silver-gold, green and white, perfect for dazzling up your holiday tags.  I've also used a great alpha by Designz by Sue, "Christmas Girl", which comes in two versions.  You can purchase the tube here, kit here and alpha here.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the tube, alpha and kit.  




Also I have included some bonus snags in each of these designs.  You can get "Candlelight" snags here and "Gifts of Gold" snags here.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Sweet Slumber



S&CO's 3rd anniversary has been celebrated with a gorgeous mega collab--which includes a brand new GraphFreaks girl, Sweet Slumber.  She is a gorgeous blonde who loves to spend quiet time on her laptop and snuggled up with her beautiful Persian cat.  The collab also comes with several more great tubes and kits, as well as some awesome CU items and is FREE with a 12.50 or more purchase.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the tube and the kit by Kizzed by Kelz.





Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Francis Mary Lights



Holiday decorating is chaotic fun with Francis Mary.  She and Cornelius decided to help with the lights and have gotten all tangled up in them!  But the important thing is they are having fun - and you can too with this great tube, which you can purchase at the official Francis Mary shop.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.




Monday, December 12, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Letter of Xmas



Get in that Christmas spirit with Lil Mz's Brainstorms' kit "Letter of Xmas", made to match a gorgeous tube by Lysisange.  The kit contains 15 scenic and textured papers and over 100 elements in a classic palette of greens and reds with accents of white, gold and wintergreen.  It has an old fashioned flair that will compliment all your Christmas tubes.  You can purchase this kit here.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the kit.





CT TUTORIAL ~ Snow Sprite



NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written December 10, 2016.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Xmas Deer 1 by Oky Draft.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Starry Night Designz, which you can purchase here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugin Crescent Moon Cut Glass, Eye Candy Glass and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Frosty's Winterland.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

CLUSTER FRAME ~ Jolly Cheer



Haven't made clusters in awhile, so here is a new one for you.  This one is from a cute Christmas kit called "Jolly Christmas Cheer" by Alika's Scraps.  this kit is FTU and you can get the kit here.  don't forget to stop by Alika's blog to check out other great kits she has made.

you can get my cluster here.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Francis Mary Christmas Sled


Francis Mary is definitely in the holiday spirit!   She and Cornelius are off to deliver presents around the neighborhood by sled, dressed in traditional holiday colors of red for her and green for him.  This adorable tube is retired, but you can purchase other great holiday tubes at the official Francis Mary shop.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.




CT TAGS ~ Christmas Bliss



Get into the Christmas spirit with this brand NEW gorgeous kit by Chili Designz, "Christmas Bliss"!  It contains 12 papers, 7 frames and 70 elements in a traditional holiday palette of bright and forest green, Santa Claus red and ice white, with accents of light reds, off white, silver and gold - the perfect fit for all the Christmas tubes or your favorite Christmas photos.  You can purchase this kit at S&CO.

Below are some tag examples showing the use of the kit.






Sunday, November 27, 2016

WORD ART ~ Heart of Ice




Tonight I decided to get out my word art muse and whipped up something new.  This word art comes in two versions - "she" and "he", so you can use this art with either your favorite ladies or gentlemen.  Also included are two snowflakes that you can use with the word art.  Each are on their own layer to allow you flexibility in placement.

You can download this word art here.

CT TAGS ~ Rebel Ice Skater


Lil Mz's Brainstorms' kit "Rebel Ice Skater" is a great kit for showing off some attitude with a winter theme.  Made to match an awesome tube called "Rebel Skater" by Arthur Crowe, this kit contains 14 beautiful scenic and textured papers and over 40 elements that can make great winter tags or winter tags with a hint of Christmas.  You can purchase both tube and kit  separately or as a two-pack at Arthur's official store.

Below are tag examples showing the use of the tube and kit.








CT TAGS ~ Purplicious Christmas




You hear the word "Christmas" and usually think of red and green, but Christmas can be beautiful in many other colors too.  "Purplicious Christmas" by Chili Designz is the perfect scrap kit in an unconventional color.  Chili takes the color purple and turns it into a thing of holiday beauty.  It contains 18 papers and over 70 elements in a palette of dark purple, lavender and ice white with accents of gold, cream, blood orange and spruce and goes perfectly with both Christmas and wintry tubes.  You can purchase this kit at S&CO.

Below are some tag examples showing the use of the kit.




Friday, November 25, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Francis Mary Winter


Get ready for winter with Francis Mary (and Cornelius too!).  Our favorite pair are all bundled up for a day of winter fun that can include climbing hills, sledding, and of course snowball fights!  This tube is great for all those winter tagging needs, and their multicolored outfits create a great palette to work off of whether or not you like to use scrap kits in your designs.  You can purchase this tube at the official Francis Mary shop.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.




CT TAGS ~ Cute Winter



Lil Mz's Brainstorms' kit "Cute Winter" is an awesome and versatile winter kit, just what you need to go with your favorite winter and holiday tubes or photos.  This kit contains 15 beautiful scenic and textured papers and over 120 elements that range from elegant to Christmas-themed to, as the kit name suggests, cute!  You can purchase this kit at the following stores:
LMB Official Store
S&CO
Pics for Design
Inspiration of Scrapfriends
Render Art World
Designer Scraps

Below are tag designs showing the use of the kit.






CT TUTORIAL ~ Pilgrim Spirit




NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written November 24, 2016.


Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  (I used "Miss Pilgrim 1" by Alehandra Vanhek, which you can purchase here.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made-to-match kit by Tagcatz Design, which you can purchase here)
-- mask of choice (I am using a mask by Kris.)
-- template of choice (I am using a template by Pooker.)
-- plugins EyeCandy, Visman and Mura Meister Copies.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I used NotNorvalHMK.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

CT TAGS ~ Let Loose


Is your tagging muse going a little crazy?  Help him or her "let loose" with this great tube by Francis Mary.  Francis Mary herself is clad in a cute hot pink dress and purple sneakers, while Cornelius attempts to outdo his human with a sparkly pink afro wig!  This tube is great for retro type tags, pink tags or just plain fun designs of any kind.  You can purchase this tube at the official Francis Mary shop.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.


Friday, November 18, 2016

CT TAGS AND SNAGS ~ Aiyana


Celebrate Thanksgiving S&CO style with the newest store collab Turkey Time--and included is the newest GraphFreaks beauty, Aiyana, a willowy Native maiden clad in traditional dress.  She comes with three tubes - a full size, half size and close-up.  The collab also comes with tubes by Andy Cooper and Lil Mz's Brainstorms, several great kits and word art and is FREE with a 13.50 purchase.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the tube and kits by Kizzed by Kelz and Mariel Design.  And you can also grab some bonus snags I have made here!









CT TAGS ~ Mona Lisa




If you are in need of a new kit that is full of sparkle and refinement, Chili Designz' stunning "Mona Lisa" scrap kit is perfect for all your elegant tags and goes well with tubes both subtle and those that exude sexy glamour.  It contains 14 papers, 10 frames and 80 elements in a palette of royal blue, periwinkle and pearl with accents of beige, light and dark silver and black.  You can purchase this kit at S&CO.

Below are some tag examples showing the use of the kit.






CT TAGS ~ Cuddly Teddy





Lil Mz's Brainstorms' kit "Cuddly Teddy" is a gorgeous wintry kit, made to match a precious tube by Lysisange.  The kit contains 15 scenic and textured papers and over 110 elements in a palette of snowy blues, winter green and shades of lavender with accents of white and winter pink. and that will fit either winter tags, or even winter tags with a hint of Christmas - your choice.  You can purchase this kit here.

Below are tag designs showing the use of the kit and match tube.