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companies:
G.I.L.D.
CILM
MPT
PTE
MyTA
Pics For Design
Scraps n Company
Scraps and the City
PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
The PSP Project
Artistically Inclined Licensing

independent artists/special licenses:
Anthony Guerra Unlimited
Amanda Fontaine limited exclusive
Barbara Jensen
Ismael Rac
Arthur Crowe
Sensual Posers
Elias Chatzoudis
Verymany
Keith Garvey
Kathy Cyr


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PTU CLUSTERS ~ Nefertiti



If you're in the market for some new clusters, come check out my new PTU clusters made from Chili's fabulous new kit "Nefertiti"!  This kit was made to match a beautiful Rac tube of the same name and, as it suggests, it evokes the magic and mystery of the Pharaonic era with a palette of golds, sand, and black with jeweled accents of cobalt, emerald, ivory and amethyst.  you can purchase the kit here and my clusters here

below are example tags showing off my clusters, as well as use of the kit.




Monday, September 18, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Nubemhat and Imhotep



Lovers of ancient Egypt will want to add NataliaNZ's "Nubemhat" and "Imhotep" to their tube collection.  As befitting their royal status, this lady and her pharaoh are dressed in rich colors and glittering gold and gems: Nubemhat in a lovely saffron kalasiris with turquoise sash, coral and turquoise collar and bracelets and cobra crown, Imhotep in a dark blue kilt, black and gold headdress and collar and carrying a cobra-headed staff. 

Both tubes come in a nice large size, so they can used in close up or full body size.  This regal couple are available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD - Nubemhat * Imhotep
S&CO - Nubemhat * Imhotep
Hania's - Nubemhat * Imhotep
Scrap and Tubes - Nubemhat * Imhotep
Inspiration of Scrapfriends - Nubemhat * Imhotep

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tubes.




Sunday, September 17, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Autumn's Witch




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 September 17, 2017.


Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Julia Fox's "Autumn Witch 6".  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice that includes at least one scenic paper.   I am using an awesome matching kit by Suzie, which you can purchase here.
-- [optional] candle tube.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugin Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Protection.


CT TAGS ~ Darice




I love all butterflies but the monarch butterfly has always been my favorite.  My 2017 birthday tube generously created for me by GraphFreaks, "Darice" is a lovely brunette dressed in a pale orange gown with jeweled bodice accents and a tiger lily flower crown.  And of course, the butterflies coming to pay court to their fellow monarch. (Darice means "queenly" in Persian!)  

She comes in a full size tube along with two closeups - a half tube and face close-up.  I matched her with an awesome kit created by Designz by Sue.  You can purchase Darice here and Sue's match kit here.

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




Friday, September 15, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Sexy Lifeguard




Sail away with Chili's hot new kit "Sexy Lifeguard", a perfect match to a fabulous Lysisange tube of the same name.  With a palette of ocean blues accented with white, sand, gold and red, and elements ranging from shells to lifeguard equipment to pearls, this kit is a great accompaniment to the summer and nautical themed tubes in your collection.  You can purchase the kit here and Lys' tube here.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the kit.




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Cressida



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 September 4, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Cressida by Ishika Chowdhury.  She is available to purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Lil Mz's Brainstorms, which you can purchase here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Insatiable Dreams.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Catanda Script.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Sunday




Sail into the last days of summer with GraphFreaks' dark haired beauty "Sunday", part of Scraps N Company's Sailor Party Collab 2.  "Sunday" comes in a full size tube along with two closeups - a half tube and face close-up.  I matched her with an awesome kit also from the collab created by Suzie.  You can purchase the collab pack here.

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




CT TUTORIAL ~ Oceana




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 August 14, 2017.


Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Seashell by Alehandra Vanhek.  She is available to purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Mariel Design, which you can purchase here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Kris.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies, Lokas Aqua and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Bubbly.

Monday, August 14, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Fairy Steampunk




Steampunk fans, rejoice, because Chili Designz has an awesome new kit for your needs.  "Fairy Steampunk" is an absolutely gorgeous kit and a perfect fit for all those steampunk tubes in your collection.  Its palette is a beautiful mix of metallics with accents of rich red, ivory, black and shades of rust.  This kit is part of the new Fairy Steampunk collab at S&CO, FREE with purchase of 13.50 or more.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the kit.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Sangrina



Sangrina is a lovely new tube by NataliaNZ, dressed in a stylish minidress in bright colors, great for summer tags of all styles.  She comes in a nice large size, so you can use her close up or full body.  She is available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD
S&CO
Hania's 
Scrap and Tubes
Inspiration of Scrapfriends

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.






Saturday, August 12, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Royal Floral





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 August 9, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Kristel 4 by Julia Fox.  You can purchase her at S&CO.

-- template of choice.  I am using a template from Punky.
-- stock photo of choice that is related to your tube.  I am using a stock photo of a castle from Stock.xchng.
-- royalty free tubes of choice (suggested tubes - at least 2 flowers, 1 candle tube, 2-4 butterfly tubes and at least 1 accent tube).
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Kris.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Eye Candy Swirl, Marble, Gradient Glow and Mura Meister Copies.
-- font of choice.  I am using .


Sunday, August 6, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Butterflies




I'm happy to announce that my dear friend Chili of Chili Designz is BACK in business at S&CO!  her beautiful kit "Butterflies" is perfect for both spring and summer tagging needs.  this kit has a wonderful array of colors in its palette:  various shades of grass green, fuchsia, and purples, with accents of light sun yellow and orange and it's available for purchase here.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the kit.





Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Shimmer





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 July 17, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Princess of Greece 4 by Ketka.  You can purchase her at S&CO.

-- template of choice.  I am using a template from Rachel Designs.
-- 3-6 textures of choice.  I am using textures by Vix, fantasystock, malayah, and Agua.  You can find many great free textures at Deviantart.
-- royalty free tubes of choice (suggested tubes - 1 butterfly, at least 1 flower, and 2-3 accent tubes).
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask from the Creative Misfits blog.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Lokas Gel and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Sweet Mia.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Sensual Blue




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 July 6, 2017.


Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Chris Pastel's Sexy Dress 4.  You can purchase her at S&CO.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a beautiful kit by Tammy's Welt called Butterfly in Hair, available here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask from the Creative Misfits blog.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Lipstick Traces.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

BLOG TRAIN ~ Cattitude



This last month, I joined up on the Pampered Pups Blog Train, because I could not resist their July theme - Cattitude!  the palette looks EXACTLY like my own kitty's coloring and I have created for you a great set of eight papers.  they are both PU and CU allowed, and I'd love to see what you do with them.




And don't miss all of the other great stops on this train!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Patriotic Tweety



4th of July is coming up for the US and Pandora's "Patriotic Tweety" is a perfect tube for all your patriotic tagging needs.  She is a cute diva tube with mulitple layers including hair colors, bikini and shirt tops, makeup and a Lady Liberty crown.  She is available for purchase at S&CO.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.




CT TAGS ~ Luna




The moon is queen of the night - and GraphFreaks' newest tube is the embodiment of that magical mythos.  "Luna" comes in a full size tube along with two closeups - a half tube and face close-up.  Made to match her is a phenomenal scrap kit by Disturbed Scraps called "Luna Godess", which contains 10 papers, 5 frames and over 70 elements that make a perfect kit to this tube.  You can purchase the tube here and kit here.

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






CT TUTORIAL ~ Heart Chic




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 June 22, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Heart Chic by Andy Cooper.  She is available to purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Tagcatz Design, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I used FB Template #16 by Millie.  You can get all her awesome timeline templates here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- alpha or font of choice.  I am using a beautiful alpha by Designz by Sue, Diabla, which you can purchase here.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ A Dream Is A Wish





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 June 18, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Cinderella by Lysisange, part of the new S&CO Fairytale Mega Collab.  This tube is in part two of the collab, FREE with purchase of 13.50 or more and you can get it here.

-- scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a beautiful kit in the collab by Disturbed Scraps called Our Fairytale.
-- template of choice.  I am using template #68 by Rachel.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by ButterflyFlutterby.
-- word art of choice [optional].  I created my own specifically for this tut.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Tramages Hex Lattice, Eye Candy Bevel Boss and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Mofishine Script.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Polliya





Polliya is an awesome summery tube by NataliaNZ.  Dressed in a baby blue bikini patterned with shells, this gorgeous girl is ready to hit the beach.  She comes in a nice large size, so you can use her close up or full body.  She is available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD
S&CO
Hania's 
Tiny Turtle
Scrap and Tubes
Inspiration of Scrapfriends

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.





Friday, June 9, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Summer Baby




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 June 9, 2017.


Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Taylor 6 by Yuki.  You can purchase her here.

-- template of choice.  I am using a template by Pooker.
-- 3-6 textures.  I am using textures by devianttales and SDP.  You can find many great textures at Deviantart.
-- gradients of choice.  I am using gradients by Kris.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by ButterflyFlutterby.
-- accent tubes of choice.  I have chosen the following tubes: an orange flower, a sand dollar, a spiral seashell, colored music notes, a butterfly and jewels line, a diamond treble clef and sparkly lips.  Your tubes can be anything you like but generally should compliment the theme of your tube/tag design.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies [optional].
-- font of choice.  I am using Beach House Stars.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Provocative



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 June 3, 2017.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Selisan al-Gaib's gorgeous Pinup Imagine.  You can purchase her at S&CO.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a great match kit by Lil Mz's Brainstorms, available here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Kris.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Mochafloat Script.


Friday, June 2, 2017

CT TAGS ~ Dolores





Dolores is a great new tube by NataliaNZ, stylist and chic in her one-sleeved floral minidress, tights and boots.  She comes in a nice large size, so you can use her close up or full body and can go with a great variety of kits.  She is available for purchase at the following stores:  

PFD
S&CO
Hania's 
Tiny Turtle
Scrap and Tubes
Inspiration of Scrapfriends

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.



CT TAGS ~ Zaira




If you're looking for cute but not too cute, Pandora's newest tube Zaira is just what you need.  She is an adorable girl with big soulful eyes and a sweet face.  This tube comes multi-layered with several different hair colors, skin tones and clothing colors.  She is available for purchase exclusively at Pics for Design.

Below are some tag examples showing use of the tube.