Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Scripts

I have a new freebie for you to play with. It is a hat box that I have been playing with. You will need the Vizros filter which is a pay for filter unless you still have it from when it was free. There is a demo version available but it puts the Vizros logo across everything. I used my raster deform tool to make the finished boxes taller or shorter.


I also have a new script available for sale at MtA. There are three ribbon scripts in the pack, each with a different cutout.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Valentines Kit

Everyone seems to be doing Valentines kits at the moment so I thought I should too lol

Kit contains:
10 papers
3 glitter tiles
3 necklaces
3 bows
6 fancy ribbons
3 jewelled heart frames
3 ricrac
3 glitter charms
3 lace ribbons
4 hatboxes
9 candy hearts
3 roses


Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Scalloped Ribbon Script Freebie

I have a new freebie script for you to play with. It's a simple little scalloped ribbon with no outside filters required. Hope you like it.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

MtA Licences

Dialyn, I hope this okay because I couldn't find another way to contact you and answer your question plus others out there may well be wondering the same thing -

dialyn said...

I love your scripts and would like to buy a couple, but I don't understand the MtA license requirements. Does that come with the purchase? Is that something one has to buy separately? It isn't very clear on the site but it does say you can't buy the scripts without having one. Could you point me to an area with a clear explanation of what the requirement is and how much it costs? You are very talented and I enjoy your creations very much. I guess if I can't buy the scripts because I don't have the license, I will simply admire what you do from your blog.

MtA Licenses

There is an explanation of the license system here MtA Licences

To get a license number simply email Mis at Mis is the owner of MtA and can answer any other questions you may have.

The licence is a number to indicate that you have purchased the script/tubes and are allowed to use it. You only need one licence number - any future purchases are recorded under the same number. The actual number doesn't cost you a thing, you only pay for whatever item you want to buy from the shop. Once you have the script and use it for something, in your kit terms of use or as a text line on a blog/whatever you simply state eg Rosbud script used under license MTA-C0008 (your own number obviously, not mine lol). Hope that helps some and please contact me if you need any further help.

Making A Blog Layout

Sandy asked for tips on making blog layouts. This is how I do mine (in PSPX) -


1. Open a new image 1500 x 1200 with a transparent background. I make it this big so it can cope with all the various screen resolutions and widescreen monitors.

2. Open another new image 1024 x 1200 with a black background. In the top left corner add text 1024 and merge. Copy and paste this to your first image as a new layer.

3. Open another new image 800* x 1200 with a white background. Copy and paste to your first image as a new layer.

* This is the layer your text will be on and the width is determined by the widths of your main wrapper and the any side bars. I made my main wrapper wider than the standard for my scrap previews. To change this figure you need to look through the html and find this -

4. Save this template to use for your blog layouts.

To use the template -

Duplicate and close the original.

Floodfill the transparent layer with a scrap paper of your choice (small papers may need to be made seamless first).

The black layer with 1024 represents the screen resolution 1024 x 768 which according to my Bravenet stats is currently the most common resolution used. It is there as a guide for placing decorations on your layout. This layer will be deleted when your layout is finished.

The white layer is what your text will sit on but you can make it any colour you like. I generally keep mine white because it is easier to read plus most of my tags are done on a white background.

Use embellishments from your scrap kit to decorate the sides where the white meets the paper, taking care not to go outside the black 1024 guide. Do not impose too much on the white layer or you will be covering text. Don't forget to delete the black layer. Merge as a single layer and check the size. If you are using Photobucket to host your layouts your layout must be under 1MB or it will be automatically resized.

Make a matching blog header 660 x 120 with a background to match your white and using matching embellishments from the scrap kit.

Installing Your Layout

For tips on how to install your layout visit Lisa's blog and click on the label Layout Installation Tips and start reading from the bottom up. Thanks Lisa for providing great tips for customizing blogs.