Tuesday, August 31, 2010

:||: PTU-Kiss My Attitude :||:

This tutorial was written with a knowledge of PSP.
Any similarities to any other tutorial are purely accidental and not intentional.
Please do not copy or post on another site without permission.
Supplies Needed:

Tube of choice: However I am using Ismael Rac
Please DO NOT use without a proper License
Visit his store HERE, to purchase

Template: Kiss My Attitude by Cakes at Crazy Cakes Scraps
Visit her blog HERE

Kit: Emolicious by Nikki at Creative Intentionz
Visit her blog for detail on how to purcahse HERE

Font=Petra Script EF

Plugins=Gradient Glow
Open template, shift D to duplicate template, delete copyright layer

Change Canvas size by going to Image, Canvas size, change this to 800 x 800, this will give you more room to work with all around.

Turn off opacity to the sqcenter, or you can delete it, it won't be used.

Highlight the lil rectangle layer, copy and paste Paper3, invert and delete, merge layer down

Highlight the rectangle layer, copy and paste paper11, invert and delete, merge layer down

Highlight the oval layer, copy and paste paper9, invert and delete, merge layer down

Highlight Wordart Layer, copy and paste paper10, invert and delete, merge layer down

Highlight the oval layer again, copy and paste closeup of your tube, position it to your liking, invert and delete

Change the blend mode to Luminance and Opacity to 54%

Open Skull Chain 1 and copy it to tag, position it using my tag as example

Duplicate it and mirror it. You will have to move it to get it positioned correctly

Open Barbed Wire Heart 1, re-size it by 50%, and re-size by 50% a second time

Copy and paste it using my tag for example of placement

Duplicate it and mirror it. You will have to move it to get it positioned correctly

Open Doodle 1, re-size it by 80 %, copy and paste it as a new layer below wordart

Open Sparkles, copy and paste as a new layer just above the rectangle layer

Duplicate and flip, move until you are satisfied.

Add anything else you would like

Apply drop shadow at your discretion

Crop image to your liking

Re-size to 700 x 553

Don't forget the copyright

Save as PNG.
This tut was written on August 31, 2010
All links were active at time of posting.
I would love to see your finished work.
Email: lostdarkangel13@gmail.com
If any problems arise please contact me, thanks again.


:||: A Little Share :||;

So I found a quote I love. It's been floating around Facebook and I have it as my status at the moment. This is me to a T, so please take a moment and read it. Share it with others if you think it fits

I may not be the most beautiful, or the sexiest, nor do I have the perfect body. I might not be everyone's first choice, but I'm a great choice. I don't pretend to be someone I'm not, because I'm good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things I've done in the past, ...yet, I am proud of who I am today. Take me as I am...... or watch me as I walk away!


Friday, August 20, 2010

:||: Occupation :||:

So I saw this posted on Misfits and it reminded me of a email I received a while ago. I love it and want to share it with you.

Just A Mom

A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office, was
asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.
She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

"What I mean is, " explained the recorder, "do you have a job or are you
just a ....?"

"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman. "I'm a Mom."

"We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, Housewife' covers it,” Said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.

The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar."

"What is your occupation?" she probed.

What made me say it? I do not know… the words simply popped out.
"I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations."

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right.

I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

"Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest, "just what you do in your field?"

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, "I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't) in the laboratory and in the field,(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more about the satisfaction rather than just money."

There was an increasing note of respect in the Clerk's' voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom."

Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

Does this make Grandmothers "Senior Research Associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations"

And Great-grandmothers "Executive Senior Research Associates"?

I think so!!!

I also think it makes Aunts "Associate Research Assistants."