About Me

Hi I'm Rita, most of you know me as LadyAries around the forums and the tagging community. Welcome to my blog.
I live in South Carolina and am married to the most wonderful man, my soul mate Wayne. Together we have 4 daughters and 5 wonderful grandchildren. I have been addicted to PSP and tagging for 7 years. I love to bowl, read, scrapbook & watch movies. And I am addicted to Pinterest. Here I will be displaying some of my creations. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

With All My Heart - PTU

*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on January 30th, 2014.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
 
*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice: Xiomara
Mask: Mask 49 by MB and SW, Link unavailable at this time.
If this is yours please let me know so that I can give you proper credit.
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black
 
*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Zindy S. D. Nielsen.
And it can be purchased from Zindy Zone Shop.
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "With All My Heart" by Sassi Designs.
And it can be found at any of her stores HERE.

*PlugIn*
EyeCandy 6 ~ Gradient glow on my name.

Inner Bevel to my name with settings of:

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open a new image 650 x 550

Frame17 resize 78 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag. 

Activate the magic wand and while holding down the shift key click inside each frame. Selections, modify, expand by 6. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper6, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame.

Resize your tube to your liking and copy & paste inside your frames. Use your eraser tool to remove any parts of your tube that may be sticking out.

Element69 copy & paste to the bottom of your frame. Click on image, free rotate & rotate left 4.00 degrees. Adjust, sharpness and sharpen one time.

Element111 resize 35 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your frame.

Element125 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your frame.

Element100 resize 36 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your frame. Adjust, sharpness and sharpen one time.

Element80 resize 35 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the right side of your frame.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, copy & paste paper6 and apply your mask.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hearts Delight - PTU

*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on January 23rd, 2014.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any version should work.
Font of choice: I am using Fiolex Girls
Mask: sg_heart-burst Creator & link to this mask is unknown at this time.
If this is yours please let me know so that I can give you proper credit.
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Tony Tzanoukakis.
And it can be purchased from his store The Art Of Tony Tzanoukakis.
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "Luv Song" Vickie's Scraps.
And it can be purchased from any of her stores HERE.

Inner Bevel to my name with settings of:


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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open a new image 650 x 650

Element36 resize 90 percent,, copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Activate the magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper3, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame.

Resize your tube to your liking and copy & paste inside your frame. Use your eraser tool to remove any parts of your tube that may be sticking out. 

Element27 resize 50 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the right side of your frame. Do Not add a drop shadow to this layer.
Element2 resize 55 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your frame.

Element65 resize 65 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your frame.

Element93 resize 35 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your frame.

Element83 resize 55 percent, copy & paste to the bottom center of your frame.

Element6 resize 20 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your frame.

Element5 resize 17 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your frame.
 
See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, copy & paste paper8 and apply your mask.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥   

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Thank you so very much for trying my tut Dixie.
  Your tag is so beautiful!! I love it!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Frog Princess - FTU


*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on January 19th, 2014.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any version should work.
Font of choice: I am using Dingle Berries
Mask: WSL 84 HERE.
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of  Tony Tzanoukakis.
This is a exclusive tube at ACDiva forum.
You can purchase art of Tony T. from his store The Art Of Tony Tzanoukakis.
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "My Life My Moment" by HorsePlay's Pasture.
And it can be purchased at any of her stores HERE.
~Updated January 4th, 2015 this PTU kit is now FTU HERE.

Inner Bevel to my name with settings of:

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open a new image 650 x 650

Element21 copy & paste to the center of your tag. 

Activate the magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 3. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper15, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame.

Resize your tube to your liking and copy & paste into the center of your frame. Use your eraser tool to remove any parts of your tube that may be sticking out.

Element67 copy & paste to the bottom of your frame. Duplicate & mirror, Merge down, duplicate, flip. Then resize the second set 55 percent and slide it up to the top of your frame.

Element12 resize 45 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your frame.

Element39 resize 45 percent, Image - Free Rotate, left 25 %, copy & paste to the bottom left side of your tag. Duplicate & mirror.

Element9 resize 38 percent, copy & paste to the bottom left side of your tag. Duplicate & mirror.

Element36 resize 28 percent, copy & paste to the bottom left side of your tag. Duplicate & mirror.

Element36 resize 32 percent, copy & paste to the top of your frame.

Element37 resize 60 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your frame. Duplicate & mirror.

Element28 resize 20 percent, Image - Free Rotate, left 25 %, copy & paste to the top right side of your tag. Duplicate & mirror.

Element28 resize 16 percent, Image - Free Rotate, left 25 %, copy & paste to the top left side of your tag. Duplicate & mirror.

Again Element28 resize 16 percent, Image - Free Rotate, left 25 %, copy & paste to the bottom right side of your tag. Duplicate & mirror.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, copy & paste paper15 and apply your mask, merge group. Duplicate & mirror then merge down, duplicate & flip.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥


CT Tag Show Off ~ Rieneke Designs

Here is my CT tag that I made for Rieneke with the gorgeous kit "Shine Bright". It can be purchased from Twilight Scraps. This kit is packed full of beautiful unique elements you will love. And I have used artwork of Alicia Mujica. You can purchase her art from La Boutique. You must have a license to use.
*click on image to view full size*

Monday, January 13, 2014

Be My Valentine - PTU

 
*Click tag to see full size* 
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on January 13th, 2013.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
 
*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any of them should work.
Font of choice: I am using is Good Day
Mask: Gems Mask21 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black
 
*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Keith Garvey.
And it can be purchased from Garv Girls Psp Tubes.
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "Romantic Days" by Sassi Designs.
And it can be found at any of her stores HERE.

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open a new image 650 x 650

Element124 copy & paste to the center of your tag. 

Element108 copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Activate the magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper3, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame

Resize tube to your liking, copy & paste to the center of your frame. Use your eraser tool to remove any parts of your tube that is sticking out at the bottom.

Element75 resize 50 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag. Duplicate, mirror & then drag it back to the left side of your tag. Place the two together so your liking.
 
Element39 resize 30 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag. Duplicate, image, free rotate, rotate left 25% free.

Element50 resize 35 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element102 resize 50 percent, copy & paste to the bottom center of your tag. 

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, copy & paste paper3 and apply your mask.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥


Feeling Haunted - PTU


*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on January 13th, 2014.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any version should work.
Font of choice: I am using Bluelmin Benedict
Drop Shadow V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Ismael Rac.
And it can be purchased from Xeracx.
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "Haunted" by Devilish Dezines.
And it can be purchased HERE and HERE.

Inner Bevel to my name with settings of: 

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open a new image 650 x 650

Resize cluster2 70 percent & copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Element48 resize 78 percent, copy & paste to your tag. Drag this layer up so that it is showing nicely above the frame layer. Duplicate, mirror & flip. 

Element35 copy & paste towards to top of your tag. Duplicate and drag down toward the bottom of your tag. See my tag for details.

Activate the magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 16. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper4, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame. Duplicate and drag this layer up some so that it is filling the frame nicely. Use your eraser tool to remove any excess if needed.

Element50 resize 50 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag under your frame. 

Resize your close up tube to 85 percent, copy & paste to the center of your frame. Duplicate once and then go to blur, gaussian blur, 3.00. Then over on your layer palette change the blend mode to hard light. Then change the opacity anywhere between 70-76, what ever looks good to you. Mine is at 74. Now merge down the two tube layers.

Element31 resize 40 percent - mirror, copy & paste to the left side of your tag under your frame.

Element32 resize 18 percent, copy & paste to the bottom of your tag.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥


Friday, January 10, 2014

Golden Snowflakes - PTU

 
*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on January 10th, 2014.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any version should work.
Font of choice: I am using Austie Bost You Wear Flowers S
Mask: DBV Xmas Mask 06 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of BamBam.
And it can be purchased from Creative Design Outlet.
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "Winter Wonderland" by Gina's Gems Scraps.
And it can be purchased HERE.

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open a new image 650 x 650

Glitter Star Spray resize 90 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag moving it upwards slightly. Duplicate, mirror & flip. Drag and adjust the 2 of these to your liking.

Frame2, resize 80 percent, copy & paste to the center of your tag.

Activate the magic wand and click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 8. Open a new raster layer and copy & paste paper7, selections invert, delete, select none. Move your background under your frame.

Resize your tube to your liking, copy & paste to the center of your frame. Duplicate your frame & in your layers palette drag the copy up above your tube. Use your eraser tool to remove the part of your frame so that the head of your tube is showing. Be sure to remove any parts of your tube that is sticking out at the bottom.

Circle Deco resize 75 percent, copy & paste to the top of your frame. Use your eraser tool to remove the parts that is on top of your tubes face.

Snowflake 2 copy & paste to the top left corner of your frame & in your layers palette drag to just below your frame. Duplicate, mirror & flip.

Holly Branch resize 40 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your frame, duplicate & mirror.
Adjust the one on the right side to place it where it needs to be on your frame.

Candles1 resize 40 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Snowman2 resize 52 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Snowman1 resize 42 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Button String resize 35 percent, copy & paste to the front of your tag.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, copy & paste paper16 and apply your mask.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to your liking.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Fairy Summer Day - PTU


*Click tag to see full size*
This tutorial is from my own imagination,
any similarity to any other tag or tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was written by LadyAries on January 9th, 2014.
This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.

*Supplies Needed*
PSP: I am using X2 but any version should work.
Font of choice: I am using A Butterfly On A Daffodil
Mask: DBV Mask 111 HERE
Drop Shadow usually V3 H3 O25 B5 black

*Tube of Choice*
I am using the beautiful art of Queen Uriel.
And it can be purchased from her new store HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrap kit Of Choice*
I am using the beautiful PTU kit "Fairy Summer Day" by Vickie's Scraps.
And it can be purchased HERE and HERE.

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*Let's Get Started*
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*

I like a nice size working space so we are going to start with a 650 x 650 and will resize when we are done.

Element56, copy & paste to the center of your tag and then drag it down closer to the bottom.

Element118, resize 80 percent, copy & paste to the right side of your tag.

Resize your tube 30 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag.

Element64, mirror - copy & paste to the center of your tag and then drag it down closer to the bottom.

Now add your tube to the center of your tag.

Resize your tube 30 percent, copy & paste to the left side of your tag on top of the mushroom.

See my tag for details.
Add more elements if you wish to.

Open new raster layer and send to the bottom, copy & paste paper29 and apply your mask.

When you are happy with your tag merge all layers and resize to 600 x 600 or to your liking.
**Per this artists TOU tags should not be more than 600w x 700h pixels.

Apply the correct artist copyright and license info and save as a PNG, then add your name and merge & save.

I hope you enjoyed this tut. ♥ 

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Thank you so very much for trying my tut Dixie.
  Your tag is so beautiful!! I love it!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Exciting News!!

I just had to come and share my exciting news with everyone.
I have been excepted into the CT team for the store, Scraps From The Heart!!!
I am just thrilled to be working with everyone there and with all the ladies on the team.
Thank you so very much Raps & Beverly for this wonderful opportunity and for giving me this chance!
You can get to the store HERE.