My Always List

I created a new always list group at google groups. Now, with all the problems we’ve been having with google lately please remember that if google does go down again you also have the option of requesting my tags HERE at this website as well.  I was thinking of creating an always list at Groups.io also but because I have this website. I don’t really see any need of doing that.

So, anyway. My always list will be available for members to join for awhile only. As soon as I get around 50 members I will be closing the group to any new members who may want to join it. The reason for this is because it takes me awhile to create tags. I don’t use any sort of automated scripts and such to help me with adding names to them. I do it all by hand and that takes time. So, that’s the reason why I will be limiting my members to 50.

Now, for anyone who is interested in collecting my tags (with there name on them) you can do that by visiting the link below. You’ll need to subscribe to the group once you get there:

https://groups.google.com/g/modgirltags

 

thanks and hugs,

Pumpkin Festival tag by Mod Girl

PaintShop Pro Tubes

Hi everyone. Well, after the problem with the one website going offline I thought I would check on one of my other websites; “PaintShopProTubes.com” and since it doesn’t have very many visitors (and I now have my paint shop pro tubes group online again) I removed that website. I still don’t know exactly what happened with my TaggersWorld.com forum but I am wondering if it had something to do with bandwidth and the amount of web space you have with your web server.

And for those who have been wondering; I did create a new group for taggers and anyone who likes collecting them. The taggers of the group can offer tags for request and the members can request tags. There will also be a MOTW each week, tag challenges each week, tag games (when time allows for those) and tag tutorials whenever anyone wants to share them. Besides all that we will share ANYTHING tag related. Blank tags, tag extras, comp sets, forum tag sets, DOTW tag sets, single tags, name tags, tag backs, etc… And participation in that group will be MANDATORY once a week. So, if you don’t do any of the tag challenges, tag tutorials, tag games, etc… then sharing a name tag or blanks tags every now and then will also count towards participation in the group.

All the groups I owned and managed in the past, I let members slide with not sharing but as I get older I am somewhat more under the idea that if you are too lazy to share or just don’t want too, then I really don’t want you in any of my groups. I know that may sound harsh for some but imagine being a group owner for years and having to BEG members to share every single day of the week. It get’s tiresome after awhile. And if members really want to share, they will. And those members who don’t, never will and will always come up with some excuse to why they cannot.

So, I am working on the group right now. I also created a backup group at Groups.io just in case the google group I created goes down. For those who don’t know, google has been having some issues lately with there apps and programs that people use on a daily basis. One of the reasons I like using google groups is because you are not limited by the amount of attachments like Groups.io is. For anyone who is interested in joining my Taggers World group at google groups, you can find it here:

https://groups.google.com/g/taggersworld

thanks and hugs,
Mod Girl.

Taggers World

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. Well, I got some good news and I got some bad news. First the bad news. While I was working on my Taggers World forum website, my database went down and as of this minute, it is still down. And no matter how much I have tried, I cannot get it back online. So unfortunately, I’m afraid my website TaggersWorld.com is now completely gone for good.

Now, the good news is is that you can get any of my tag offers HERE at this website at ModGirlTags.com. AND, I am re-thinking about re-opening my online tagging group but I haven’t decided on that just yet. I will keep you updated on that if and when it ever happens.

thanks and hugs,

Haunted House tag by Mod Girl

What is up with google?

Okay, I honestly don’t know what is going on with Google lately but so far (for over a week now), I have had issues with my gmail account and with the captcha tool I was using for all my websites. Before all these problems started however, I realized that google has once again updated they google groups and omg, what a mess that is. Group owners are having problems left and right with google groups. Once upon a time the group owner could add a group banner image to there group page so visitors could see the banner. Not anymore, those banners are cut in half where you now have to scroll down to see the rest of the image.

Dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Why anyone would think THAT was a good idea, well, I don’t know what they were thinking when they did that. And I wouldn’t call that a very good upgrade than before either. Seriously Google, if you’re going to do that to the group owners then WHY even have a google groups to begin with? Especially if the group owners can’t have the groups look like they were in the past and were appealing to the eye. Looking at some half image that you have to scroll down to see the rest of is idiotic in my opinion and well, it’s just plain stupid too.

Okay, so that’s google groups. Now let’s move onto Gmail. Yeah the free email alternative to all those pricey email programs out there. Well, I don’t know what’s up with gmail lately but even that is having it’s own issues these days also. For over a week now I’ve been able to log into my online gmail account but for some reason cannot download all the email to my computer through pop3. I keep getting these errors saying that the site is down or something along those lines.

But, wait. That’s not all. Recently I was contacted by a registered member of one of my other websites telling me the trouble she was having logging in. Google has a free captcha tool that website owners can use on there websites for free to stop spammers from registering or leaving spam comments. Well, apparently that captcha tool doesn’t work when Google’s site is down or not working properly either.

And you would think with ALL these problems that Google has been having lately they would send you an email and let you know about it RIGHT? Well, no. Because apparently that’s too much trouble for them to do and I guess with all these technical problems they keep having, I can see why. I really do hope they get it together sometime soon because I can just imagine how many people have already lost product orders from emails that were important to them or other files that are irreplaceable that they had stored in folders in their gmail accounts.

Spring Blush Tag Tutorial

This is a pretty simple tag tutorial and should be easy to follow. However, you’ll need some experience using Paint Shop Pro.

Here’s the tag we’ll be making:

For this tag challenge you’ll need to download the parts of my Spring Blush kit HERE.

We’ll be using the following elements from this kit:

stk_spring-blush_ep11.png (flower)
stk_spring-blush_ep33.png (frame)
stk_spring-blush_ep23.png (foliage)
stk_spring-blush_ep36.png (foliage)
stk_spring-blush_ep37.png (pink denim pocket)

You’ll also need a photo (resized to fit inside frame).
The font I used can be downloaded from HERE.

Optional:

I also added 2 pieces of Baby’s Breath foliage.
Adding the Baby’s Breath was a last minute decision but you don’t need it for this tutorial.
However, if you find some you might want to use it.
(FYI – I’ve looked for the Baby’s Breath on my computer but I can’t find it.)

Now let’s get started:

Open Paint Shop Pro.
Create a new layer that measures 800 x 800 pixels.
Open your frame (stk_spring-blush_ep33.png).
Copy and close frame.
Paste as new image.
Resize frame to 500 pixels in width and 269 pixels in height.
Select all and copy.
Close frame.
Paste into layer.
Rotate image left 90 degrees.
Select all and float.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (screen shot below).

Select none.
Create a new layer and move to bottom.
Open photo.
Copy and save as new image.
Resize photo to around 510 pixels in width.
Select all and copy.
Close image.
Paste into layer.
Move photo around until it lines up under the frame perfectly.
Create a new layer and move to top.
Open the pink denim pocket (tk_spring-blush_ep37.png).
Resize pocket to 50% in size.
Copy and close.
Paste pocket onto top layer.
Move pocket around so it sits nicely onto the right side of the frame.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

Create a new layer and move it below the pocket.
Open foliage element from the tagger kit and resize to 50
percent before adding to the layer.
Select all and copy.
Paste into layer.
Move foliage pieces around until you get them how you want them.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

Repeat this process for each piece of foliage.
Create a new layer and move it to top.
Open your flower and resize (35 percent for larger flower).
Select all and copy.
Paste into layer.
Move around flower until you have it where you want it.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

Open the same flower and resize (30 percent for smaller flower).
Select all and copy.
Paste into layer.
Move around flower until you have it where you want it.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (same as above screen shot).
Select none.

After you’ve got the tag the way you want it, MERGE down all layers.
Using your Magic Wand, click anywhere on the blank space outside of the frame (screen shot below):

Image, crop to selection.
From here, you can add any text you want to your tag.
Save your tag.
You’re done!

Framed Tag Tutorial

This is a pretty simple tag tutorial and should be easy to follow.
However; you’ll need some experience using Paint Shop Pro.

Here’s the sort of tag we’ll be making:

For this tag challenge you’ll need the following:

1. a flower photo
2. a rectangle shaped mask
3. a background image that matches your flower (you’ll need this to create your frame)

Now let’s get started:

Open PaintShop Pro.
Create a new layer that measures 800 x 800 in pixels.
Open your flower photo.
Resize to 600 (width) in pixels.
Copy and close photo.
Paste as new layer.
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask From Disk (screen shot below)

Click the Load button after you’ve found your mask to use.
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible.
Disable this layer.
Move the bottom layer to top.

How to make the frame:

Open background image and resize to 500 pixels in width.
Image, Canvas Size and resize to 500 width x 325 height in pixels.
Copy and close background image.
Paste into top layer.
Selections, Select All and Invert Selection.
Selections, Modify and Contract by 8 pixels.
Hit Delete.
Duplicate layer twice which will give you 3 layers.

Go to the very bottom frame layer.
Image, Rotate, Free Rotate (Direction) LEFT and (Degrees) 5.00 (screen shot below).
Selections, Select All, Float.

Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (screen shot below).

Move Up 1 layer to the next frame.
Image, Rotate, Free Rotate (Direction) RIGHT and (Degrees) 5.00.

Selections, Select All, Float.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (screen shot above).

Move Up 1 layer to top frame.
Selections, Select All, Float.
Effects, 3d effects, and add a drop shadow; color #000000 (screen shot above).
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible.

You should now have only 2 layers with the bottom layer still disabled.
Un-disable the bottom layer so all layers are showing.
Got to top layer and move the frame around so it fits nicely above your flower photo.
When you’ve got everything the way you like,
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible.

Using your Magic Wand, click anywhere on the blank space outside of the frame (screen shot below):

Image, invert selection, crop to selection.
Save your tag as a transparent png so you can open it later to add some text to it.
You’re done!

Showing off some new tags

So, my internet and phone went down for almost an entire week. Yesterday I got it back on and you can read all about the ordeal HERE if you want, lol.

Anyway, the whole time I was without internet I played in my psp program and started making lots of new tags. Below are a few previews and I will be offering them up for request inside my tag forum located HERE in the next few days. thanks for stopping by and hugs,

Welcome!

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by! If you’re new to this site, it’s where I will update you about what is going on with all my other websites.

All my tag offers have been moved over to my forum at TaggersWorld.com Besides my tag offers you also find lot’s of downloads for forum members like; png tubes, cluster frames, tag extras, desktop wallpapers, jpg masks, blank tags, tag templates, tag backs, tags with names already on them, tagger sized scrap kits and misc downloads like seamless background tiles and word art. And besides all the downloads for forum members, you also find tag challenges, tag tutorials, MOTW activity, tag games, and much more.

My TagExtras.com website is where you’ll find my sets of tag extras. And I have decided to add all the tag extras I’ve ever made to that website minus a couple of themed typed tags like adult and goth which some people might find offensive. THOSE type of tag extras can be found in my TaggersWorld.com forum from now on.

My ScrapbookFreebies.com website is where I share all the scrapbook freebies that I’ve made over the years. The types of scrapbook freebies you’ll find there are; tagger sized scrap kits, digital sized scrap kits and commercial use freebies.

And, when I’m not tagging and making scrapbook freebies I also enjoy making psp tubes. You’ll find a lot of my psp tubes at my PaintShopProTubes.com website.

thanks again for stopping by and hugs,