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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
Thursday, March 28, 2013

ATTN EVERYONE

Hi Everyone! 
I know it has been a while since I have posted a tutorial on here.
At the beginning of the year I started a new tutorial blog and that is 
where my creations are now being posted.. 

I am still CTing for several people now but have cut back in it. 
With moving and the adventure we call life taking new turns 
I do not have alot of time on the computer.. 

You can find MY New tutorial blog at 



Monday, January 21, 2013

Heartbreaker




PTU Scrapkit by Alika Scraps - HeartBreaker, you can purchase at O'Scrap Candy Shack
Artwork that Matches this beautiful Kit is by VeryMany, You can purchase at her store here

New transparent Raster layer 650 x650

Open paper 1 copy and paste as new layer
open as 70 and move above the frame
resize down 3 times by 80%, grab the eraser and highlight the
paper layer and erase all parts on the outside if the frame

open the closeup tube copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80%  - 3 times
Move below the frame a
erase all parts on the outside of the frame

Open the full length tube copy
resize down 3 times 1 by 50% and 2 by 80%
You may need to tweak it a little depends on your liking
Move above the frame and erase the legs on the outside of the frame
duplicate the frame and Move above the tube  layer
erase parts of the frame covering the tube

Highlight your closeup layer of the tube
add a luminance legacy
Go to effects and Penta,  Jeans
With the following settings

open as36 copy and paste as new layer
move below all other layers
resize down 1 time by 90%

open as21 copy and paste as new layer
Move to the right above all other layers

Open as34 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% Move to the right by as21

open as03 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 times by 60% and then again by 80% 2 times
Move to the right above all other layers and placing to the right of the sucker

open as 59 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 50 % and again by 50 % and again by 80%
Mirror and move to the right above all other layers

open as23 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 50% and free rotate to the left by 45
Move to the left above ll other layers

open as05 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by  50% and move to the left centered on as23

open as73 copy and paste as new layer
free rotate to the left by 90% and move to the bottom below all elements

add name, copyright and save


Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Love



ScrapKit is PTU by Niqui designs - MY Love
You can buy it only at here store here
Artwork of  Keith Garvey - You can purchase at this store here

new transparent rasterlayer650x650

open element40 copy and paste as new layer
free rotate to the right by 90%
resize down 1 time by 80%

paper 11 copy and paste as new layer
move below the frame
erase all parts on the outside.

open element 28 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times 1 by 50% and the other by 80%
Move to the bottom bove all all other layers

Element 50 copy and pste as new layer
resize down 2 time by 50% and another by 80%
Move to the right below the ribbon layer
erase the larger heart stick

open element 17 copy and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom left as desired and erase all parts on the outside
of the frame

Open element 45 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 50% 2 times
free rotate to the right by 30%
You may need to resize again by 80%

open element 6 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 60% and then again by 80%
Move above all other layers and to the right

Open element 43 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 60% 2 times and again by 80%
Move to the left above all other layers

Open element 49 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80%
Move below all elements and erase the part covering the tube

add name copyright and save




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tag - Glam



Simple tag made in GIMP using Wicked Princess Scraps 
PTU Glamazon Kit


Monday, January 14, 2013

All My Love

PTU Scrap Kit by Stef's Scrapkits
Please visit her blog for a list of stores 
Beautiful Artwork by Maryline Cazenave 
You can purchase her work at CDO

open paper 3 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move below the frame
Erase all parts on the outside

Open element 26 copy and paste as new layer
move to the bottom above all other layers

open element12 copy and paste as new layer
Resize down by 80% 1 time and place in the center
above element 26

Open the tube copy and paste as new layer
place above all other layers and in the center

Open element 28 copy and paste as new layer
move below the tube layer
Grab the eraser and erase the part over the right hand side of the frame

open element 25 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 3 times by 80%
Move below the ribbon and to the right

Open element 56 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 5 times by 80% and move to the top left
above all other layers

open element 17 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% 4 times
Move to the left and below the tube layer

add name copyright and save


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beau



Tube is Beau by Roman Zaric
PTU Matching srapkit by Broken Sky Dezine
Please see her blog for a list of store.

New transparent Raster Layer 600x600

Open element 17 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80%

Open element 3 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80%

Move element 17 down near the bottom and place element 3 on top

open paper 6 copy and paste as new layer
Move below all other layers and erase all parts on the outside of  element 17

open your tube copy and paste as new layer
move above the paper layer and place as desired
Duplicate and mirror and place

Merge down and duplicate
Highlight your original
add a Gaussian blur to about 8% and A black and white film
Highlight the duplicated layer and add an overlay

open your tube again copy and paste as new layer
Move above all other layers
resize down by 80% 3 times and place to the right

Open element 29 copy and paste as new layer
Move as desired above all other layers
erase all parts covering the face, and other parts of the tube
I kept it alittle in certain areas

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

open element 16 copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 2 times and free rotate to the left
Move below the tube layer

Open element9 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 4 times by 80%
Move to the left below the purse

open element 12 copy and paste as new layer
resize dow n by 80% 4 times and move below the purse
and to the right of the bottle

open element 21 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% and move to the right
below the tube layer

add your name copyright and save



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Glamour



Scrap Kit is a PTU kit Glamazon by  Wicked Princess Scraps
Please visit her blog for a list of stores she sales in
Tube is by Alexander McMillan, you can purchase at Scraps and the City

New Transparent raster layer 620X620

open cityscape 2 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80%
Move to the right
duplicate and mirror

open your tube copy and paste as new layer
resize down 3 times by 80% and place in the center of the cityscape

open the car copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 3 times by 80% and move to the bottom center
above all other layers

Open the dog copy and paste as new layer
resize down 5 times by 80%
move above all other layers and to the back end of the car

Open the ipod copy and paste as new layer
resize down 4 times by 80% and move to the right below the car

open the phone copy and paste as new layer
resize down 6 times by 80%, free rotate to the right by 45
and move below the tube layer

open the glasses copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 60% about 3 times
Move to the left above the puppy

open the hairspray copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80%
Move below the dog and to the left

open the blingframe copy and paste as new layer
Move below all other layers
and erase all parts on the bottom of the cityscape

Add name copyright and save









Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years Party


PTU Scrapkit by Rissa's Designs, called New Years Party
Please visit her blog for a list of stores she sells in

This is a FTU Tube by Barbara Jensen. 
You can purchase her work here 

 New Transparent Raster Layer 600x600

Open the film strip frame copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 1 time by 85% and free rotate to the right by 90%

open paper 3 copy and paste as new layer
Move below all other layers and
erase all parts on the outside of the frame

Open your tube copy and paste as new layer
Move below the frame layer and erase all parts on the outside
Duplicate and highlight the original add a Gaussian Blur by 5%
highlight the duplicated and add an overlay

open the tube again copy and paste as new layer
Mirror and move to the right
add a Xero  Porcelain with the following settings


Open starswirl copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move to the right
below all other layers

open your banner copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% about 3 times
Move above all other layers and to the bottom
Grab the eraser and erase the part of the left leg
below the banner

open champagnegrouping copy and paste as new layer




Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gazing


PTU Scrap Kit and Tube  by Angelica S. 
She is exclusive to Scraps and the City
Please do not use her artwork unless you have a proper license to do so.


New Transparent Raster Layer 600x600

open element6 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 times by 80% place in the center

open element 45 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move below element 6

open Your tube and grab stargazer2 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% and move to the right below the frame layer
Duplicate, Highlight original and add a Gaussian blur to about 8 %
Highlight the duplicated tube layer and add an overlay

open your tube and grab stargazer1 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 times by 60% and 1 time by 80% and 2 by 90%
Move to the left above all other layers

Open element 40 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80%
Move to the left below the tube layer

open element 10 copy and paste as new layer
Move to the top right  below all other layers

open element 1 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% and move below element 45
mirror and adjust in place

open element 44 copy and paste as new layer
resize down 4 times by 80% and move to the right below the stargazer1 layer
Do the same for element 43
resize down 5 times instead of 4
placing to the bottom right of element 44

add name copyright and save



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

After party

First tutorial of the New Year, 
written on 1January2013,  by Sami any similarities to this is 
completely coincidental and accidental.  

Tube is Keith Garvey's  New Year 2013 tube, You can purchase at his store Here
FTU Scrapkit - 2013 : The After Party  by Tasha's Playground
When you download, make sure you leave her some love  

New transparent Raster layer 600x600

open the cityscape  copy and paste as new layer
resize 1 time by 90%
Place in the center

Open the tube copy and paste as new layer
Resize down 1 time by 80% place in the center of the cityscape

open the drop ball copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80% and place in the center
behind the tube layer

open the party pass copy and paste as new layer
Resize down by 80% 3 times
free rotate to the left by 25% and move to the left
below the tube layer

open the word art copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move  below the ball drop
Move to where the top is right above the tube

open the glitter spray
copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 time by 80% and move
below the ball drop layer
to the bottom

open the champagne copy and paste as new layer
resize down 1 times by 80%
below the tube layer and to the right of th 3 on the ball drop

Open the Guitar Pick copy and past as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80%
free rotate to the right by 25% and move to the right
below the champagne 

open the horn copy and paste as new layer
resize down by 80% 1 time and move to the right
below the tube layer

open the phone case copy and paste as new layer
resize down 2 times by 80%
free rotate to the left by 25%
move to the left below the vip tag

add name copyright and save

I would love to see what you done with it. You can email me any results you have to 
Simplysami2011@gmail.com, Thank you!



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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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