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CU4CU Breastpump

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It has been forever since I have designed since I have had my baby, I have been an exclusively pumping mom & it has consumed a lot of my time. However, it is so rewarding to be able to provide breastmilk for her! I have been blogging about my parenting adventures at and offer reviews as well as giveaways ofproducts that I find beneficial!  So stop by and visit me there too!
Anyways, I made an electric and manual PSD template as well as black PNG samples. These are ok for you to use as long as you do not reshare as it is. I also require credit when using my creations. All this information is included in the TOU file within the zip. By downloading and using, you agree to follow my terms of use. Send others HERE TO THIS POST TO DOWNLOAD A COPY. DO NOT SHARE!
I hope that this is helpful to others. I did not see any freebies out there like this so if you appreciate my work, leave me some comment love!


Happy Thanksgiving! Stuffing You with FREEBIES!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I have quite a few goodies for you today!  It's my way of saying THANK YOU for being a fan of mine and supporting my work!  I appreciate each and every one of you :)
Let's start off with this Full Size CU Thanksgiving Mix has 5 PNG's including a turkey, jar, decorative pumpkin, berries and a pretty red fabric flower.  I hope you like it, just click HERE to get a copy of it for yourself & remember to send others here to my blog for their copy! 
Here's another FREEBIE Tagger sized CU Native American Pack contains 2 JPG papers and 1 PNG bead overlay, 2 frames, 3 bead spreads, Dreamcatcher, Rug, Totem Pole PNG with PSD template, Tipis PNG with PSD template, PNG Drum with PSD template, PNG Pot with PSD template, and PNG Beaded Bracelet with PSD template as well!  You may recognize some of these from my FTU kit called Native November which is Personal Use Only and available HERE... DO NOT SHARE, instead direct others here to my blog to download themselves.  Click HERE for your copy & leave me some love if you do!

I made a Ferris Wheel for my Christmas Carnival kit, which you can find out more about HERE... This is another FREEBIE I have for you today!!! The CU ferris wheel can be used for full size or tagger scraps.  It has a total of 28 customizable layers so you can have it look any way you'd like, although I included a greyscale PNG and the PNG example from my Christmas Carnival kit (tagger only).  I hope you have fun with it, I'd love to see how you use it!  Send your friends here to my blog for a copy of the file, DO NOT SHARE.  Click HERE to download your copy & comment if you can!

I also have 2 PSD Bon Bon templates with PNG examples, which was used in my kit Champagne & Chocolate, and you can find out more about that kit HERE.  Download your copy of the Bon Bons HERE.

Here I have a CU PSD Window Template with PNG example.  The template has 4 layers with a wooden look.  I used this in my A Winter Wish kit, which you can find out more about HERE.  Download HERE and as usual, DO NOT SHARE, direct others here to get their own copy. 

Wait there's MORE! LOL!  I made a Full Size antique looking house PSD template, I haven't played with it yet but I'm sure you all out there can find ways to have some fun with it.  There's 52 customizable layers... I would absolutely love to see what you do with it!  Download HERE


Green Queen Ginger

Here's a tag I made with the tube named Ginger by FourXDesigns, which requires a license when using her art.  You can get both the tube and license here-
And I used a FREE TO USE kit called Green Queen Emo by Crystal's Creations, just click HERE to check that out!!

Star Pupil- NEW FTU Tagger Scrapkit

Here's a kit that I just made inspired by all the back to school shopping we've done here lately... It is tagger size, has 12 colorful patterned papers & 40 fun elements. 
This year, my son is going into 5th grade and my daughter is starting preschool!  It is exciting, and we're pretty much ready.  We also have our baby expected within the next 3/4 weeks, so a lot is going on right now!  I hope you all are doing great, and enjoying these last days before school begins once again.
  I wanted to offer this kit to all of my readers.  It is PERSONAL USE ONLY- this means that it is for your own use, you can make things with it and offer your siggies/tags, or flattened images to your friends for free, but you're not OK to sell anything you've made from my kit, or reoffer it in any way either.  This means you can not share it, if someone wants it they're more than welcome to stop by here and download a copy of it for themselves... If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I hope you enjoy using this kit, and would love to see what all you've done with it, just click the preview above to download :)


SYHO Blog Train CU FREEBIE Glitter Sprinkles

Here's your CU freebie from me this month on the Scrappin' Your ♥ Out Blog Train!
Click preview above for your copy... Do not share my creation, instead send others HERE to my blog to download themselves.
Please click the link below to go to headquarters for all the links to visit on the train!


O'Scrap Blog Train July CU Freebie

I have a CU freebie PSD template and PNG example for you today.  It's tagger size and PERFECT for your 4th of July themed kits!
Just click the preview to download your copy, and please leave love if you do!  Remember, do not share, instead direct others here to my blog to download themselves :)
Keep on the train and grab all your goodies by clicking links below!
Annaica's Place (you are here)


Miami Firecracker Gimp Tag Tutorial

For this tag, you will want to go and grab the fantastic tube by FourXDesigns called Miami HERE, you must also have a license to use this tube and the license will be the email address with which you register in the store with.  Miami is 25% off right now and there's an amazing storewide sale so don't miss out on it, just click here-
I am using my own kit called Firecracker, which you can find at Scrappin Dollars, Twilight Scraps, Artistically Inclined Licensing and Heartbeatz Creationz.  I have a fantastic sale going on currently at Twilight Scraps- BUY MY ENTIRE PERSONAL USE STORE (35 total scrapkits) for $10 and this sale is valid until July 4th!!!  Don't miss it :)
Go and get the template that I previously posted HERE.
Get the WAVY mask in the freebie pack I posted HERE.
And go visit the Creative Misfits and download the Sparkle/Bling pack of masks HERE, make sure to tell them all thanks- Misfits Rock!  We're using my own Sparkle Mask 2 from the pack in this tag!
I use Gimp 2.8, however any version will work for this and I'm sure you could easily convert it to your program of choice!
Ok, here we go!
1.  Open the template up in gimp, delete the top copyright layer as well as the background layers.
2.  Drag and drop the tube into the canvas, copy/duplicate and flip the close up layer of tube.  Then R Click on the "back small frame" of template, ALPHA TO SELECTION, up to SELECT>INVERT and LEFT click once on the tube close up layer to "activate" the layer in layers box, then hit DELETE on keyboard.  Repeat these steps again with the copy of the close up layer of tube and the "back of big frame" layer of template. Now on each of those layers, go to COLORS>DESATURATE and choose luminousity then go to FILTERS>ARTISTIC>SOFT GLOW with settings at 30.40 for glow radius, brightness at 78 and sharpness at 76.
For the full body tube, add a drop shadow by going to FILTERS>LIGHT & SHADOW>DROP SHADOW with settings at 4/4/8 then hit OK.
Don't forget at this time to place the correct copyright with artist's name, website and license number when applicable.
3.  Drag the following papers into the canvas, R click on each layer in layers box & ADD ALPHA CHANNEL before working on paper layer:
8- scale to 500x500, make a couple copies to cover all over both the frames in template and merge the paper layers together.  Duplicate so there's 2 copies of it total.  Then R click on small frame ALPHA TO SELECTION, SELECT>SHRINK by 3, SELECT>INVERT and while paper layer is activated, hit DELETE on keyboard.  Add drop shadow to both of the frames, not the paper layers with settings at 5/5/10.
3- duplicate so there's 2 copies total of it, and like you did with paper 8, we'll do this all over again with paper 3 and the big red circle Right and big red circle Left in template. But, do not shrink at all.  When the papers are covering the template layers, then again R click ALPHA TO SELECTION on the big red circle Left, SELECT>SHRINK by 6, SELECT>INVERT and hit DELETE.  R Click again ALPHA TO SELECTION, shrink by 18, hit DELETE.  Make sure these layers are above the paper layers.  Add noise by going to FILTERS>NOISE>RGB NOISE with correlated checked only and settings at 20/20/20/0 hit OK. Add drop shadow to the red circle layers with settings at 2/2/4 
5- scale to 800x800, duplicate 2 times for a total of 3 copies and place one at bottom of layers box, that one will be the mask but that's in the next step...  for the other two copies, you will want to make one copy into the blue stripes layer of template following the same steps as above- ALPHA TO SELECTION, SELECT>INVERT and DELETE... For the other copy of paper 5, first duplicate it and  then R click, ALPHA TO SELECTION on blue circle of template, SELECT>SHRINK by 6, hit DELETE.  Add noise to that layer.  For the other copy of paper 5, do the entire blue circle, without shrinking.  Add a drop shadow to the outer paper settings at 2/2/4, to the whole circle at 0/0/15.
Add noise to the other layers of template as well, most will be 4/4/8 or 0/0/15, also including the star layers in the back with settings at 1/1/2
4.  Now let's drag and drop both the masks into the canvas, for the sparkle mask 2, scale to 815x815, COLOR>INVERT, LAYER>TRANSPARENCY>COLOR TO ALPHA to make it transparent.  COLOR>INVERT again.  For the wavy mask, duplicate and flip the mask, place one upper left and one bottom right then merge the two layers together.  R click, ALPHA TO SELECTION on the mask layer, then activate the paper 5 layer at bottom of layers box and hit DELETE.  The paper is now the mask so you can delete the original mask layer.
5.  Drag and drop elements into the kit, scale and place as shown:
34- 320x357
3- 230x229
7- 465x114
4- 230 x 215
32- 378x366
10- 83x62
8- 93x92, duplicate/flip
9- 80x63
17- 131x105
5- duplicate/flip
Add drop shadow to these elements, except sand and fireworks layers with settings at 3/3/3.
6.  I used a font called Great Vibes in red, add noise with same settings as previously used, R click on text layer, SELECT>GROW by 1, add new transparent layer, fill with white. Add drop shadow at 3/3/3.   
7.  Save your tag as .xcf so you can come back in layer by layer and make any necessary changes.  When you're satisfied, just export as a .png. 
Thanks for checking this tutorial out:)

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