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Hello, I am Sami, the Girl behind Guilty Pleasures. I have been writing tutorials since May 22, 2009. My first tutorial was called Twilight Obsession. How I got my name is simple. I found tagging to be my Guilty Pleasure. I thought it fit perfectly. I am a designer as well. You can find links to my blogs on my top menu. If you have questions please feel free to ask. Other wise you can read more about me on my ABOUT ME PAGE!

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  • Complete my entire list
  • Do 10 Tutorials a Month
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  • Join a Tube Store Creative Team
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dark Angel

New FTU TUT using Beth's Dark Angel Kit
I created the posers.
You can downloading the kit at Ginger Snap Scrapz
You can download the posters and see more at



Create new raster layer 650x650
We can resize later if needed

open frame 3 copy and paste
as new layer

Open a poser or tube of choice
I am using 2 posers that I have created
Copy and paste as new layer
place below your frame
Grab your magic wand
click inside the frame
go to selections and invert
highlight your poser layer and hit delete

open paper of choice
I am using paper 15
copy and paste as new layer
move below your poser layer
Grab your magic wand
click inside the frame
go to selections and invert
highlight your paper layer and hit delete

open your butterfly2
copy and paste as new layer
place at the top of the frame
resize to 85%

add your name and copyright
save and your done.
Its a simple and sweet tutorial





Vampyre

New Tutorial using a fantastic Kit
Scrap Kit is by Dee @ Scraps By DMG
It is a PTU Kit but well worth it.
I have used no out side tubes or filters for this.
 


This Tutorial was written on 29 October 2009
From my own imagination.  Any similarity to this is coincidental.

Create new raster layer 600x600
open frame 3 copy and paste as new layer
grab your magic wand click inside
frame. Once you have your marching ants
Go to selections, Modify and expand by 8

Open paper 16
copy and paste into selection
open your gate copy and paste as new layer
resize by 75 % Place over the frame and image
You should have it to where it looks like the
gate is oping up to show the path

open the skulls
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 30% then by 80%
Place at the bottom of your gate
Duplicate and place again
Both should be at the bottom
of each side of the gate

open vamp1
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 75 %
Place at the bottom

open your candle
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 20%
place infront of the skulls on the right
Duplicate the skulls on the right
Place over your candle
erase the skull parts covering your candle

Open your black cat1
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 75 %
Move below your skulls and candles
and tube later

Add your name and copyright and your complete
I would love to see your results so send them my way
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Forever

Beautiful PTU Scrap Kit by Stina.
You can purchase this beautiful kit @ Scraps With Attitude .
I am not using any outside tubes for this.



This tutorial was written by me  on 25 October 2009.
This was written by my own imagination.
Any resemblance to this is complete coincidental.
Do not copy or claim as your own.

 Create new raster layer 600x600
open rose arch 1 copy and paste as new layer
resize by 60%

Open checkered board floor 1
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 80% then by 95%
Move to below the arch, see mine for placement

open piano 2
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 40%
place to the right  above your arch layer

open your poser of choice
I am using Edward and Bella 1
Erase your watermark and
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 50%
Move below your piano layer
place kind of center left

open candle 1
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 15%
Move to the bottom of the piano

Open pillow with rose
Copy and paste as new layer
resize by 20%
Free rotate left by 25
Move below your posers

open apple of choice
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 15%
Move to the bottom left of your
pillow layer

Add your copyright
name and your complete

Dont forget to send me your results
SweetIndulgence09@gmail.com




Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gangsta Love

Gangsta Love
I dont know but I love this kit
Growing up I always fell for the bad boys in school


scrap Kit Gangsta Love by Naughty Angel.
You can visit here blog here and purchase this kit here
No out side tubes used.







Create new raster layer 650x650
We can resize it later

grab your selection tool and draw a rectangle
open a paper of choice, I am using paper3
Copy and paste  as new layer
Invert and highlight your paper and hit delete

Move that to the center

Open blingcorner 1
Copy and paste as new layer
place at the bottom of your paper
Duplicate and mirror
then flip

open the rose
copy and place as new layer
place at the bottom right hand corner

open couple 1 copy and place as new layer
See Mine for placement

open couple 2
copy and paste as new layer
resize up to yuor liking
Move below your bling layers and
erase what is hanging out

take your transparency level down to about 70


open gun3 copy and paste as new layer
resize by 40 %
Free rotate left by 15%

Open gun
copy and paste as new later
resize by 50%
Free rotate right by 15%

Over lap your guns

Open up  your word art and grab
the words of choice, I am using the
complete Gangsta Love word art

resize by 85% Move above all other layers
place it  top right of your image

Add your name, copyright and your done. 
Save and dont forget to send me your results.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wicked Halloween

Scrap Kit - A wicked Halloween By Jens Sweet Temptations.
You can purchase this kit and more  @ Lollipopsngumdrops
Tube by Elias Chatzoudis . You can purchase his work and a license to use @ MPT
Mask 405 by Vix . If you download remember to leave her lots of Love.


This tutorial was Written by Samantha on 18October2009.
Any similarities to this is completely coincidental.

Create new Raster Layer 650x650
we can resize it later
Flood Fill White if you choose too

Open up your tube of choice and
copy and paste as new layer

Open your CP Panel and Grab a color
Create a new raster layer and flood fill
with color of Choice 

I am using #333333

Go to layer Load and Save mask.
You can use any mask you choose.
I am using Mask 405 By VIx.
Merge Mask group

Go back to your tube layer and resize by  90
Mirror and place
Duplicate tube layer,
grab your selection tool and draw a rectangle
Go to Selections invert and highlighting your
duplicated tube layer hit delete
Add a soft Light to that and move below your
mask layer

Open Flower3 copy and paste as new layer
reszie by 50% and duplicate, place along the
bottom of your mask layer

Open your suckers, I am using all 3
Copy and paste the candy 8 as new layer
resize by 20%
Place below your tube layer

Copy and paste the candy 10 as new layer
resize by 20%
Place on top of the other one
free rotate right by 20


Copy and paste the candy 9 as new layer
resize by 20%
Place on top of the other one
free rotate left by 20

Open your cake, copy and paste as new layer
Resize by 40%
Place bottom right of your image

Open candy 1 copy and paste as new layer
resize by 60%
move below your cake layer
Erase what is below the cake
You will have 3 little piece sticking out

Open your bat Copy and paste as new layer
resize by 40% free rotate right by 20
Move below your tube layer

Add your copyright, name and save.
Your done. 

Dont forget to share your results.
You can send them to scrapsbysamantha@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kissing A Vampire

This was just a practice with this Kit but had to tut it anyway.
I love that this one is so simple and sweet. 

Scrap Kit - Enddless Dawn by Envied and Admired
Twilight image of Choice. I found this one on Google.
mask399 by Vix




Create new Raster layer 600x600

Open frame5 copy and paste as new layer
resize by 85%

Create a new raster layer
Grab your Selection tool and draw a rectangle
on the inside of your frame
Highlighting your new layer
Copy image and paste into selection

Move the image below your frame layer

Open your chess pieces
copy and paste as new layer
resizing by 80%
Place it on the bottom right

Open your blood splatter
copy and paste as new layer
I split the blood splatter into 2
You can do it how ever. 


Open rose of choice
Copy and paste as new layer
resize by 95%
Free rotate Right by 90
Move to the right of your frame
behind your chess pieces

open paper of choice
I am using paper14

Copy and paste as new layer
Move below all other layers
go to layers, load/save mask
(i am using mask 399 by Vixx
Merge mask group

You can add what other elements you want
but i want to keep it simple.
It looks perfect the way it is.

Add your name and Copyright. 
Save and you are done..

I would like to see your results please send
to  simplysami2011@gmail.com
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Simply Sexy

Scrap Kit  I Love Chrome  By Ziggyfan.
It is a free to use kit. You can download here.
If you download be sure to leave her lots of love
Artwork of Ismael Rac, you can purchase his work and a
license to use @ AMI .


Create new Raster layer 600x600
 and flood fill white

grab your rectangle tool and create a rectangle
go to selections, modify and add border
Outside border by 10
Flood Fill your border on your frame with color of choice.
I am using black

Grab your tube copy and paste as new layer
Move above your tube layer and erase the
part of her legs that are below the frame

open paper of choice.
I am using paper 2
Copy and paste as new layer
Move below your frame layer

Go to selections expand by 3
making sure your paper layer is highlighted
Selections invert and  hit delete

open your star
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 70%
move to the top right of your frame

Open your ipod
copy and paste ipod as new layer
resize by 50%
Move to the bottom left

Copy and paste headphones as new layer
resize by 50%
place near your star top right

open your shorts
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 60%
Place bottom right

Open your shirt
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 60%
move blow your shorts

Add your name, copyright and save.
You are done.

Send your results to simplysami2011@gmail.com




Thursday, October 8, 2009

BCA ( Be Aware)

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I decided to do a tutorial..

 Scrap Kit BCA 2009  by Blue Dream Designs
Artwork of Ismael Rac. You can purchase his tubes and a license
to use his work @ Artistic Minds
Mask  363 by Vix



Create new raster layer 600x600
open frame 5 copy and paste as new layer
resize by 80%

Open tube copy and paste as new layer
I am using the close up first
Move below your frame layer
highlighting your tube layer
grab your eraser and erase the part of the
tube that is showing from under the frame

Open a up paper 10
copy and paste as new layer

Go to layers Load and save mask
Merge mask group
add a drop shadow to your mask group

Grab the full size layer
copy and paste as new layer
Mirror the image and place about your frame layer

Erase the parts of the tube that is below the frame
Duplicate frame layer and move about your full size tube layer
Erase the parts of the frame that over your tube

Add elements of choice and words of choice

Add your copyright, name and Save.

I would love to see your try at my tutorial.
Please send to
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Angel

Scrap Kit by Bits N Bobs, you can purchase the scrap kit here
Tube by Ismael Rac  Purchase his work and a license to use @ Artistic Minds
Mask 404 By Vixx You can dowload them from here.. Remember if you download anything
from her site leave her lots of love..


This tut is written by Me on 6October 2009. Any similarities to this  is completely coinicidental

 Open new raster layer
600x600 flood fill white

open frame 3 copy and paste as new layer
resize by 80%
open tube of choice copy and paste as new layer
resize by 80%
Move tube behind your frame layer


Open your paper of choice
i am using paper 1
Copy and paste as new layer
Moving below all other layers

Go to Layers load/save mask image
Open your mask of choice and merge group

Open flower 3
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 75%
Move above all layers
Duplicate 4 time and place along the bottom of your frame

open string 4 copy and paste as new layer
Move between your frame and tube layers

Open doodle 4
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 70 %
Duplicate and mirror
Merge down
Add drop shadow of choice

Add your copyright, name and save

I would love to see your results..
Please send your results to
Scrapsbysamantha@gmail.com  

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License Numbers☆

Keith Garvey - KG1044
Roman Zaric - RZ161
Elias Art Shop - EAS10361
Bonnies Creations - BC-Samantha08
Indie Zone - iZ-5150
ART - ART134
Michi Art - MA0156
Gary Rudisill - GR0134
The Hunter - APSS0109
Arthur Crowe Factory - AC019
The PSP Project - TPP00427
Lorenzo Di Mauro- LO1240DM
PSP Asylum PA0149
Dreamscape Imaging - DSI1135
CDO - CDO-2216
PTE - PTE-0058
Barbara Jensen - BJ1635
Scraps and the City - SATC46
MPT - MPT4535(closed)
CILM - CI2428LM(closed)
AMI - AMI4903 (closed)
Ismael Rac - IRS111F
Zindy - ZZT1401
Suzanne Woolcott - SW1232
PFD - PFD_SweetSami or PFD_SK289012
Upyourart - Upyourart3303
Tosh - Toosh1682
Sweet Pinups - SPU-20SamFL27f477
MyTubedArt - MTA-0577
Artistically Inclined - AIL0172
Lady Mishka - LM_018713

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