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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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Bucket List 2013☆

  • Complete more tutorials than 2012
  • Complete my entire list
  • Do 10 Tutorials a Month
  • Do a complete blog makeover
  • Do More FTU Tutorials
  • Join a Tube Store Creative Team
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cold As Ice


Beautiful PTU Scrap Kit Cold as Ice - A tagger Scrap
You can purchase her Kits at Scraps and The City
Beautiful Artwork  is by Barbara Jensen

New raster layer 650x650

frame 2 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80%

Frame 1copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 1 time by 90%
Move below frame 2

Open paper 14 copy and paste as new layer
Move below frame layers
erase all on outside of the frame

Open closeup tube
copy and paste as new layer
Move below frame layers erase all on outside of frames

highlight tube layer
add a Xero porcelain with the following settings


Duplicate tube layer , Highlight the original tube layer
add a black and white film
go to adjust , blur and add a Gaussian blur to about 16%
Highlight the duplicated tube layer
add an overlay

Open your full length tube copy and paste as new layer
Move above the frame layer and mirror
Move to the left 
erase all parts of the legs on the outside of the frame
Duplicate frame and move above the tube
Erase parts of the frame covering the top of the tube
add a xero porcelain with the following settings

Open scatter 1 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 90% and move below all other layers

Open the water copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 90%
Move below the frame layers
Erase all parts of the bottom that is on the outside of the frames
Duplicate and move above all other layers

Highlight the duplicated frame and erase the parts covering the sides of the water
Highlight the original water and erase all parts on over the closeup tube layers head

open glitterleaf4 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 3 times by80%
Place to the left above all other layer
bow 9 resize down 1 time by 80%
Move above all other layers

open candleabra1  copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move to the left  below duplicated tube layer

open snowman copy and paste as new layer
resize down 3 times by 80% and move to the left above all other layers

open snowboots copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move below the snowman

Add name copyright and save




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rich Girl


PTU Scrap Kit Rich Girl by Rebellious Scraps
You can purchase at Low Budget Scrapping

Artwork of Keith Garvey, You can purchase his work at his store here

New Transparent raster layer 650x650

open frame 1 copy and paste as new layer
Place in the center

Open paper 7 copy and paste as new layer
Move below the frame and erase all parts on the outside of the frame

Open your closeup tube copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 1 time by 80% and move below the frame layer
erase all parts on the outside of the frame

add a Xero Porcelain with the following settings

Duplicate and add a black and white film to the original layer
add a Gaussian Blur with the following settings

Highlight the duplicated tube layer and Add an overlay

Open your full length tube layer
copy and paste as new layer
Mirror and move to the left

open the car, Mirror and move to the left
Resize down 1 time by 80% and Move below the tube layer

open sparkles 1 copy and paste as new layer
Move below the frame layer and erase all parts on the outside of the frame

open the mobile phone copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Mirror and move to the right above the tube layer

open the case copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 4 times by 80% and move to the right below the
phone layer

open Dollar Bill1 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move to the right below the car and phone

open ring 1 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 5 times move to the right below the car

open makeup2 copy and paste as new layer
Resize down about 5 times and to the right above all other layers

Open safety pin copy and paste as new layer
resize down about 2  time and move to the left below the car
layer and to the top alittle..

Add name copyright and save




Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Beauty


Tube is  by Alex Prihodko 
PTU Scrap Kit  A Very Special Christmas by Niqui's Designs
You can purchase both at Pics for Design

New Transparent Raster Layer  750x750
You can resize this later if needed

open element27 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80%, about 1 times
Free rotate to the left by 90%
Move down to where it is near the bottom

open paper 11 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move below
the frame layer,
Grab the eraser and erase all parts on the outside of the frame

open the tube copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move below frame
erase all parts on the outside of the frame
Duplicate and hide the duplicated layer

Add a Xero Porcelain to your liking
Add a Gaussian blur to your liking

unhide the duplicated tube layer
add a Xero Porcelain to your liking
A black and  white Film
and an overlay

open element 55 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times Move above all other layers to the bottom

Open the tube, copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 4 times
Move above element 55 and Mirror
You should have it to where you can see some of the lights  from under the tube

Open element 18 copy and paste as new layer
Move below the frame layer
Erase all parts on the outside of the frame

open element 24 copy and paste as new layer
resize down about 4 times and move to the left below the tube layer

open element 49 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 3 times by 80% move below the tube layer and to the right

open element42 copy and paste as new layer
resize down about 2 times by 80%
Move below element 49 and slightly to the right

open element16 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% and move to the top
directly above the frame layer

Add your name, Copyright and Save


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sweet Halloween



PTU Scrapkit is Alexa Scrap Box   - Sweet Halloween 
You can purchase at Mystical Scraps
Tube is by Celinart, you can purchase at Scraps and the City 

New transparent  raster layer 600x600

Open frame 3 copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 2 times by 80%

Open paper 6 copy and paste as new layer
Move below frame layer
Erase all on the outside of the frame

open the tube copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 4 times
Move above the frame layer

Duplicate frame layer
move above the tube layer
grab the erase and erase parts of the tube on the bottom part of the frame
Now highlight the frame layer and erase parts of the frame covering the tube

Open element 18 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move to the left above all other layers
add a drop shadow to your liking

open element 5 copy and paste as new layer
resize down about 4 times by 80%
move below element 18 and to the right alittle bit

Open element 7 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 4 times
Move below element 7, to the left
Add a drop shadow to your liking

open element 16 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 5 times
Free rotate to the left by 17 %
Move to the right about mid way down

add name copyright and save



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Xmas Babe



PTU kit  Happy Xmas by Pink Candy Designs  
You can purchase this kit at Scrappin Dollar 
art work of VeryMany, you can purchase at Pics For Design

New transparent rater layer 800x800
you can resize later if desired

open frame 2 copy and paste as new layer
free rotate to the left by 90% and place in the center
Duplicate and Hide the duplicate layer for right now

Open paper 2 copy and paste as new layer
Move below all other layers and erase all on the outside of the frame

Open your tube copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% as desired
Place the original frame layer and unhide the Duplicated layer
Move above the tube
Carefully erase the parts of the duplicated frame covering the tube

open ribbon2 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80%
Move above all other layers

Open ribbon and bow copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80%
Mirror to the right and move above the black ribbon

open the sparkles copy and paste as new layer
move below the tube layer

open tree2 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 3 times by 80%
Move to the left above all other layers

Open hat2 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Mirror and move to the right
Place above all other layers to where it looks like its hanging off the frame

open the cat copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move above all other layers and to the left slightly covering the tree

open the plant copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move to the right
above all other layers

Open cupcake 2 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move to the right below the plant layer and to the left of it.

Open the tag copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80%
Place in the center bottom of the frame
Part of the bow behind the cat and the rest of the tag above all
elements on the right

add name copyright and save


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Beautiful Blue


PTU Kit Diamonique from Honored Scraps - The Scrappers Den
Tube is  by Leonardo Preda at Indie-Zine

New transparent Raster layer 800x800
You can resize later if needed or desired

Open element 22 copy and paste as new layer
Place in the center 

Open paper 7 copy and paste as new layer
Move below the frame layer and erase all parts on the
on the outside of the frame

open the tube copy and paste as new layer
Duplicate the Tube layer
Move  the duplicated tube below the frame and erase all parts on the outside of
the frame layer

Highlight the original layer and mirror to the right
Place in desired location 

open element 35 copy and paste as new layer
Move below the original tube layer

Open element 48 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% and move directly below the tube layer

open element 38 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% and move  directly above the frame layer
slightly to the bottom, to where it looks like part of her is laying on it

open element 18 copy and paste as new layer
move to the left and above element 38
Erase the part that is sticking out from under the frame

Duplicate and mirror, Move to the right and down
erase the parts  on the bottom half of the tube

open element 19 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 2 times
Move above element 38  and to the right

Open element 7 copy and paste as new layer
Move below  all other elements and above the frame
To the top as mine is

add name copyright and save


Rock Diva



PTU Scrap Kit by Karra's Kreative Korner - Scrappin Dollar
Tube is a Personal Commission  by Arthur Crowe

New Transparent  Raster layer 800x800
You can resize later if desired

Open Frame 5 copy and paste as new layer
Free rotate to the left by 90%
Place left center

open paper 5 copy and paste as new layer
Move below the frame and erase all parts on the outside

Open the tube copy and paste as new layer
resize down to desired and duplicate
Move the origional below the frame and erase all on the outside

Move the duplicated Frame layer above all other layers
Mirror and Move placing the left foot  near the elft corner
of the frame

open the heels copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 5 times
Move below the tube layer and to the right of the frame

open guitar2 copy and paste as new layer
Move to the right just below the shoes

Open the flying music notes
copy and paste as new layer
Duplicate
Move the origional above the tube layer
Move the duplicated layer below the guitar layer

Open the purse copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 4 times
Move below the tube layer and to the left of the shoes

open record 1 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move to the right below the guitar layer

open pick2 copy and paste as new layer
free rotate to the right by 45 and down by 80% about 3 times
Move below the guitar and to the mid center slightly.

add your name copyright and save


Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn Melodies



Kit is Autumn Melodies by Eclispe Creations 
You can purchase her kit at Scrappin Naturally
Artwork of Alex Prihodko  you can purchase at  Pics for Design

New Raster Layer 800x800
You can resize down later if needed

open frame 2 copy and paste as new layer
place in the center 

open paper 6 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move below the frame layer
erase all parts on the outside of the frame

open the tube layer copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 3 times by 80% and move below the frame layer
Erase all parts on the outside of the frame layer
add a luminance legacy

Open the tube again, copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 4 times
Mirror and move to the left above all other layers

Open leaves 5 copy and paste as new layer
move below the tube layer and to the bottom of the frame

open mushroom copy and paste as new layer
Mirror and move to the right 

open the squirrel, copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move to the right above the
mushroom layer

open the log copy and paste as new layer
 move below the squirrel

Open the apple copy and paste as new layer
Move above the log layer and to the right of the squirrel
to where its showing but not completely

open the pumpkin copy and paste as new layer
Move below tube layer and below the Squirrel
Place to the left of it

Add name copyright and save



Friday, November 2, 2012

CT - The Scrappers Den


The Scrappers Den is looking to add 4-5 CT Members to our Team
2 Tutorials / 2 Tags per month

Interested please email simplysami2011@gmail.com





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My Blinkie ☆

Themed Tutorials☆

Tutorials by Year☆

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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