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Hello, my name is Samantha. I am 31, I am an army wife , A DRILL SERGEANTS WIFE. I have survived 3 deployments and endless field training. Rick and I have been married for 13 years in August. I am a stay at home Mom of 3. Richard is 11, Christianna is 9 and Diana is 4. I am an avid photographer. I have many hobbies as well as photography. I like to read, write, make scrap Kits, posers, write tutorials, I have been creating tags since 2003. I am currently attending school for Digital Photography and Media Arts.
I love creating.. Please come back and visit often..

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So Rick tells me all the time that I am a social butterfly. So I thought I might as well add these to my blogs as well..


If you need to get ahold of me. Have a question or suggestion Please feel free to contact me babygirl_0242002@yahoo.com Armywife97@gmail.com I can also be reached Via Yahoo messenger babygirl_0242002@yahoo.com XOXO


I dont have many Terms of Use.. I just ask that you dont rip apart my tags and tutorials. Claim them as your own. Please respect my work and the time it takes to do so. I have a Wide variety of Pay To Use and Free to Use tutorials. I will be working on Adding Tutorials Using No Scrap Kits. That is a plan and a goal I have set to start here very soon.. If you have questions. Please feel free to email me @ babygirl_0242002@yahoo.com XOXO Samantha

♥Tutorials to Write♥

updated 11June2010
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Monday, August 31, 2009


Scrapkit is Zirconia by Tammykat @ Pimp My Tags W/ Scraps
You can check out Their Blog Here
Artwork is by Elias Chatzoudis. Do not use unless you have a proper license to do so.
You can purchase his tubes here
Mask of choice. i am using Mask 81 by Weescotlass Creations

This tutorial was written by me Samantha using Corel Paintshop Pro X2 on
31 August 2009. All similarities to this is completely coincidental.

Create new raster layer 600x600
Flood fill white

open frame of choice
I am using acrylicframe2
copy and paste as new layer
resize by 80% and center

copy and paste tube of choice as new layer
mirror and resize up by 115%
Move to the right of the frame and below the frame

go to selections, Modify and expand by 10
highlight your tube layer
selections invert and hit delete

Take the settings on your tube to luminance legacy
opacity down to 69%

Now open up the paper of choice
I am using solidblack paper
Copy and paste as new layer, move below your tube layer

highlight your frame layer
grab your magic wand and click inside the frame
Go to selections, modify expand by 10
highlight your paper layer, selections invert and hit delete

Copy and paste your tube layer once again
Moving above your frame layer to the left

Open up another paper
I am using purple solid paper
copy and paste as new layer
Moving above your white background

Open up your mask of choice I am using Mask 88
Go to layers, New Mask layer, from Image
Merge group

Now to your elements
Open up purpleblue flower copy and paste as new layer
Resize by 65%
Duplicate, Mirror and flip
Move below your tube layer

Open up your bluegemstar
copy and paste as new layer
Moving right above your mask group

Add your copyright, name, save and your done
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