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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 will be available soon to download.
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:)

Fourth of July Freebie Template

Here's a template I made for all your Fourth of July tags/layouts.  It is sized at about 800x800, and is for your own PERSONAL USE, not to make monetary gain at all.  Click the preview above to download the PSD template.  I hope you like it!  Please send others here to my blog to download the template themselves :)


CU Palm Tree Freebie

This month we're having June Wedding Celebrations on the Scrappin' Your ♥ Out Blog Train!
My idea of a fun summer wedding is on the beach with the wind blowing and the waves crashing and beautiful palm trees everywhere!  Click the preview above to download your copy of the Palm Tree Template and PNG example I made, and please leave a thank you if you download!

  Follow the train by clicking the links below, if you get lost, click on the blinky to get back to Headquarters.


Firecracker Kit, Firecrackers Template and CU/PU Freebie too!!!

Got a new kit for you!  This kit is inspired by a tube called Miami by FourXDesigns that is soon to be released, so keep your eye out for that tube! 
Firecracker is a tagger size, personal use kit with 10 fun papers and 40 amazing beach/4th of July themed elements!  Uploading to stores (check my left sidebar for where you can buy it), you can grab it ASAP :)

Here is a commercial use PSD template of 3 firecrackers with a PNG example, which will be available soon to download.
And below is a cluster frame that I made with my kit, using only elements I have personally created, and I am offering it to you for either  commercial use or personal use!  Just click the preview below to download.  Do not share my creations, or claim them as your own.  My TOU ask that you direct others here to this blog post, my blog, or my email so that they can get the goodies themselves. 


Blog Train Freebie! CU Emo Pack 1 & CU Emo Pack 2 in Stores!

Above is your freebie from me on the Scrappin Your Heart Out Blog Train this month!  It is a HUGE pack of CU/PU PSD templates and PNG's.  They're sized for both tagger and full size.
Please click HERE to go to the blog headquarters to get links to the other blogs :)

Here's all the goodies you can get this month on the Scrappin' Your ♥ Out Blog Train! Follow the train by clicking the links below, if you get lost, click on the blinky to get back to Headquarters.

Click Preview Above To Get Your Copy.
My TOU are simple, do not share my files.  Instead direct others here to my blog to download themselves. Do not reoffer my CU items as CU.  You're only allowed to do this IF you have a CU4CU license from me.
Read and follow the TOU in the download.  If you have any questions, let me know, just shoot me an email :)

Below I have another CU/PU pack of amazing PSD templates and PNG's which will be available soon to download.


Roman Zaric Aloha Tag Showoff

Just showing off a tag I made with the tube called Aloha by Roman Zaric, and matching kit that you can find at
You must have a license to use art by Roman Zaric.  Just click on the license request tab at the store!

Arthur Crowe Pink Life Tag Showoff

Just wanted to show off this tag I made using the gorgeous new tube called Pink Life by Arthur Crowe and the matching kit, which you can find at
You must have a license to use art by Arthur Crowe and can easily get it by clicking on the License Request tab at the top of the store!

Asian Pop by FourXDesigns Tag Tutorial with FREEBIE Template

To make this tag, you will want to get the amazing new tube by FourXDesigns called Asian Pop from  To use art by FourXDesigns, you must also have a license and you get that easily by pretty much just registering and making a purchase on her site.  
Grab the freebie template that I specifically made for this tag on 4shared HERE.  Do not share this template, instead just direct others here to my blog to download it for themselves.
I used my own kit called Lonely Disaster, which will be available soon to download.
Grab some awesome FTU masks by the Creative Misfits!  You want the grunge mask by Aqua #147 HERE and the sparkle mask 2 by me HERE.

Let's get on this :)
1.  Open new image size 800x900 then drag and drop the template into the canvas.  Delete the top copyright layer.  Delete the little black circle layer of template.
2. Drag and drop the tube into the canvas.  Delete all but the full tube- black with chainsaw ( center this tube as shown) and black with lollipop close up layers.  Duplicate the close up layer twice so there is a total of 3 layers.  Flip one of the copies.  Position the flipped copy over the top black square layer of template.  Position the other copy on the bottom black square of template.  For the original close up, place above the star.  With each of these close up layers, you will want to go to COLOR>DESATURATE.  Then R click on the star template layer in layers box and choose ALPHA TO SELECTION then L click on the tube layer above that template layer within the layers box to activate the layer, go to SELECT>INVERT then hit DELETE on the keyboard.  The excess of the tube layer that was past the boundaries of the template layer will be removed.  Repeat these steps for all 3 of the close up layers and their corresponding template layers. When they're all done, you will want to change the MODE for the layers above the black squares to SCREEN.  Mode is located at the top of the layers box.  For the tube layer above the star, first go to FILTER>S ARTISTIC>SOFTGLOW with settings at glow 10, brightness 75 and sharpness 85.  Then change the mode layer to hard light.  Make sure at this step you include the correct copyright info including copyright symbol, artist's name, website and license number when applicable.
3. Drag and drop Paper 9 (will be mask), Paper 7 and Paper 4 into the canvas.  R click on each in layers box and ADD ALPHA CHANNEL. 
Paper 9 place at the very bottom of the layers box and click the little eye next to it to make it invisible for now. 
Paper 7, duplicate and place above the black circle layer and scale to 500x500.  Place other above black box layer of template and scale to 700x700.
Paper 4 place above the pink rectangle layer and R click on the pink rectangle layer in layers box, ALPHA TO SELECTION, up to SELECT>SHRINK by 10 then click on the paper layer to activate, SELECT>INVERT and hit DELETE on the keyboard to delete the excess. 
4. Add noise by going to FILTERS>NOISE>RGB NOISE with settings at 20/20/20/0 and correlated the only one checked tot the following layers of template:
pink rectangle, grey in black circle, grey little star, bottom AND top grey squares.  Also add noise to the dotty outter layer but change the alpha in the settings to 1.
5.  Add drop shadows by going to FILTERS>LIGHT&SHADOW>DROP SHADOW with setting as illustrated:
paper 4- 0/0/11
tube body- 6/6/12
grey in black circle- 2/2/4
pink little star bottom- 6/6/12
front pink star- 6/6/12
bottom grey star and top grey star- 6/6/12
paper 7 above black box- 0/0/20
corner stars 2/2/4
6.  Drag and drop the following elements from kit, place appropriately and scale to:
17 & 19- click the chains in the layers box to link the layers together then while the star (17) is activated, scale to 224x22, this will go below the drop shadow of the front pink star layer of template.  Unlink.
51- 693x675 to bottom of layers box, above paper 9.
24- 97x359, R click on element 52, ALPHA TO SELECTION, then use the eraser tool to delete the middle of the top loop of element 24 as shown below.
53- duplicate and place one on bottom left and one on top right, below element 51.
42- scale to 110x 106, make 2 copies so there's 3 total.  I put these kind of around the sharp corners of the tag as you can see in the tag.
4- 80x56 place above top black box.
Add drop shadow to these elements with settings at 2/2/4.
7.  Drag and drop the sparkle mask in and scale to 765x765, COLOR>INVERT and LAYER>COLOR TO ALPHA to make it transparent.  COLOR>INVERT again to make it white.  Place behind the glitter elements 53.
8.  Drag and drop the grunge mask by Aqua into the canvas, scale to 880x808, COLOR>INVERT, LAYER>TRANSPARENCY>COLOR TO ALPHA.  R click on layer in layers box ALPHA TO SELECTION, then click on paper 9 layer to activate.  Go to SELECT>INVERT and hit DELETE on keyboard to delete the excess paper.  You can delete the original Aqua mask since the paper is now the mask. 
9.  I used a font called aaaiight!  in a pink shade from the template size 60.  R click ALPHA TO SELECTION SELECT>GROW by 1, add new transparent layer, fill with black picked from template layer, move behind the text layer.  SELECT>GROW by 2, fill with same black shade, COLOR>INVERT, move behind the black layer of text.  Add noise to this grey layer with settings at 20/20/20/0.  Add drop shadow with settings at 4/4/10.  Now, R click ALPHA TO SELECTION on the pink text layer, shrink by 1, add new transparent layer and fill it with white.  Then SELECT>NONE.  Move this white layer over to the right slightly, just so it's barely sticking out past the pink.  Then R click on pink text again ALPHA TO SEELCTION, activate white layer in layers box and hit DELETE.  Zoom in to see where the white has been left, reposition it over the pink to make the text look gel-like.  This is the only way I have found to make gel-like text in Gimp so far :)
10.  Save your tag as .xcf so you can come back and make changes if you need to layer by layer in the future.  When satisfied with the tag, delete the white background layer and save the tag as .png. 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
If you use my template, show me what you've done with it!  Would LOVE to see :)


Lonely Disaster Tagger Kit

This tagger size kit has 12 papers and 60 elements including 5 frames, 8 flowers/foliage, 4 bows/ribbons, tons of skulls, stars, star patterned lightning bolt, jewelry, music notes and stereo system with a CD and cassette, also shoes, boots, shirt and all the Emo/Goth gear you need!  PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Will be available soon to download.


Lady Tee-Shirt PSD Template CU OK

 This shirt is a PSD template with 6 customizable layers.  1500x1905 pixels.  72 DPI/PPI.  There are 5 premade PNG examples included- Black solid, White solid, Grey solid, Black with Skull and Black with ribs and broken heart.  COMMERCIAL USE OK. 
Will be available soon to download.


CU/PU Free Mother's Day Card Template

Here is a free Mother's Day card template, PSD form, there are 6 customizable layers.  Measured specifically at greeting card size- 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches.  This template has very little rules, all I ask is if you download, you do not take credit for it, also do not share the file.  Please just direct others here to my blog or this post for credit and to get a copy of the file for themselves.  You can use it any way you see fit, not just for Mother's Day :)  I really hope it's useful.  Click the preview to go to Mediafire for the download.  Leave me a comment if you download.  Happy Mother's Day!


Fairy Princess by Crystal's Creations Facebook Covers

Showing off the Facebook cover and avatar I made for my friend Crystal of Crystal's Creations!  I used her new kit called Fairy Princess.  It's such an awesome kit!

AND... I also made her a fan page cover, for her group Crystal's Creations Fan Group

Aren't they so pretty :)

CU Emo Piercing Template and PNG

Here's a new Commercial Use PSD template that I have made and will be available soon to download.
It is a Emo Piercing, has 22 customizable layers.  And I have included a PNG example (as shown in the preview) in the pack.  
Hope you like it! 


New Beach Party Kit and CU Lantern Freebie

Here's my new kit called Beach Party!  It's tagger size and for personal use only.  It has 10 fun papers and 56 amazing elements, sure to please!  There's 4 frames, 4 bows/ribbons, 7 flowers/foliage, fish, shells, water, sand and a sandcastle, bubbles, music, drinks, seagull, 2 word arts and more! This kit will be available soon to download so you can play with it soon :)  I hope you like it!
And below is a CU template of a lantern I made, and a PNG example of lanterns on a string.  Perfectly matches my kit, feel free to use with it or for your projects.  It is scaled for both full size and tagger scraps.  Do not share the file, instead direct anyone who would like it here to this blog post to get it themselves.  Please follow my TOU!  Click the preview below to download from box.  
I love to see comments, it helps me to keep creating for you.  Leave me some love if you download!


CU Bamboo Bar and Bamboo Torch Templates

New bamboo bar and bamboo torch commercial use templates!  Will be available soon to download.  Templates are suitable for full size or tagger size.  Bar has 18 customizable layers and torch has 10 customizable layers. 


CU Slushie Cup Template and Frappe Cup

Today I made a CU Slushie template and it will be available soon to download, along with my Frappe Template.
Each of them has the basic cup template, but they have different textures and colors to make the effect of crushed colorful ice and the other coffee over ice.
Hope you like them!

Hardback Cafe by Creative Scraps by Crys

Wanted to take a sec and show off this tag I made Crys with her PTU kit called Hardback Cafe :)  You can find more info about the kit (and grab a freebie) by going here-

CU Fruit Template Freebies

Here's a tagger size commercial use pack of fruit templates I have made.  There is a lemon slice, cherries, strawberry and grapes.  You can download a copy of this by clicking the preview above.  If you download, read and follow my terms of use in the file.   Do not share the download, instead link others here to my blog so they can get it themselves.  If you have any questions you can always email me.  
Let me know how you like them, and I'd love to see what you use them in!
Keep aboard the O'Scrap Blog Train by following links below:

Annaica's Place (YOU ARE HERE)
And don't forget about my CU pack in stores


Hawaiin Summer Gimp Tag Tutorial and EXTRAS

For this tag you will want the amazing Hawaiin Girl tube by Kent Stein which you can currently find at Artistically Inclined Licensing HERE.  You must have a license and display it within your creation to use any of the tubes from AIL.
I am using a PTU kit by Crystal's Creations called Summer Blast you can find HERE.
Pick up the FTU mask 382 by Insatiable Dreams HERE.

Let's get started!
1.  Open new canvas size 600x600.  Drag and drop the following Papers from kit into the canvas (R click ADD ALPHA CHANNEL to each paper layer in layers box):
Paper 2 (will be mask)
Paper 7
2.  Drag and drop mask into canvas.  Scale to 541x541. While it's the selected/active layer in the layers box, go to COLORS>INVERT and LAYER>TRANSPARENCY>COLOR TO ALPHA.  R click on this layer in layers box, ALPHA TO SELECTION then click on paper 2 to activate layer.  SELECT>INVERT then hit DELETE on keyboard.  The paper is now the mask so you can delete the original mask layer.
3.  Drag and drop the following elements into canvas, scale to and place appropriately:
1- 400x376
12- 250x352 then duplicate, flip
7- 700x145 then duplicate, flip
2- 376x174
13- 400x402 *
19- rotate by 25 degrees scale to 512x332 *
21- 405x91 duplicate, flip scale to 258x58 and place above element 34
34- 259x410 *
4- 579x562
17- 91x114
5- 118x187 then duplicate, flip and rotate copy 20 degrees *
16- 84x64 *
18- 65x141 *
3- 99x81 *
14- 44x35 *
11- 52x52 *
Add drop shadow to elements with asterisk (*) by going to FILTERS>DROP SHADOW>LIGHT and SHADOW with settings at -3/4/6.
4.  Add tube of choice.  Remove extra layers.  I flipped the full size, COLOR>DESATURATE then up to MODE in layers box and chose SOFT LIGHT.  Scale other tube to 235x520 and add drop shadow to this layer same settings as before.  Add in the correct current copyright including copyright symbol, artist's name, website, and license number when applicable.  
5.  Using the rectangle select tool, make a selection inside the frame, so it's just in the middle of the frame.  Go to SELECT INVERT then click on the following elements in layers box and hit DELETE- 8, 12, 7, 2... SELECT >NONE.
6.  I am using a font called Strawberry Limeade in white, then R click ALPHA TO SELECTION grow by 2, add a new layer and fill with shades of blue using the blend tool.  Drag upwards on linear so darker shade is on bottom.  Go to FILTERS>NOISE>RGB NOISE with settings on correlated only and 20/20/20/0 checked.  Add drop shadow with same settings as before.  For an extra pop, click to activate the white text, go to drop shadow and put settings at 1/1/1.  
7.  While the background layer is selected, go to COLORS>INVERT to make it black.  Then use the rectangle tool to crop the perimeter of your tag.  When everything you want in the tag is in and the excess is out of the selection go to IMAGE>CROP TO SELECTION.
8.  Save as .xcf so you can go back in and make changes if necessary, layer by layer.  When satisfied, export the image as .png

Thanks for checking my tag.  Leaving you a couple snags too.  Do not change or add to these whatsoever. Congrats, thank you and hugs and kisses in Hawaiin.  


Arthur Crowe Head Music Facebook Cover Showoff

Look at the Facebook Cover and Avatar I made using the new tube by Arthur Crowe called Head Music.  I also used the matching kit, which is available with tube HERE.  You must have a license to use art by Arthur Crowe and you can get your license by clicking the License Request tab on the top of the site here-


Click HERE to read my TOU.