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8.30.2011

Worst Birthday EVER

On Saturday evening I had a ham and cheese sandwich around 8pm... well by 10 pm I was in a lot of pain. I figured well I am going to lay down and see if I can get this to just go away... OMG I had a night of hell. I was up all night to the point of screaming most of the night and tears strolling down my face. I couldn't believe this was a stomach ache. I looked at my hubby and said I think my Gall Bladder is screwing up. I fought through the night and ended up going to the ER at 10am Sunday morning.

From 10 am until 6pm I was undergoing testing and once the ultra sound was complete I had doctors and nurses and anesthesiologists flooded my room. I was then whisked off to surgery and once surgery was complete my gall bladder was taken. I had gall stones, my gall bladder walls were thickening, and the ducts were inflamed. so they took it out and I'm in pain but no where near the pain before the surgery.So now I am laid up in bed for a while.

So Monday was my birthday and I spent most of it in the hospital. Talk about a birthday present I will never forget. Surgery!!!One thing that made it all easier was the staff was so wonderful and they even made me a little card that said Happy Birthday Carmin. I was touched by their generosity and the way they treated me from beginning to end and I will never forget that... So there you have it...

While it was the worst Birthday cause I was in the hospital and not home with Family and Friends It wasnt so bad because I was treated very well during my hospital stay and the ER Staff went above and beyond to help me... so I guess I cant "complain" its just not how I would choose to spend my birthday!!! lol

With ♥,
Carmin
8.26.2011

Seascape CT Tag



Here is a new tag I made for Star of Stars Musings

In this tag I used the art of ©Alejandra Vanhek which you must have a license from Pics For Design (PFD) to use. Also I used a PTU kit by Stars Musings called "Sounds of the Sea" which you can find here. This kit is AMAZING!!!! and has soooooooooooooo many options!!! Definitely would meet all of your beach themed tag expectations. I reccomend checking out all of her other kits too! She has some amazing work!!!

Hugs,
8.14.2011

Eternity


This tutorial is for those that have a working knowledge of PSP. This tutorial was written by me on August 14, 2011 and any resemblance is purely coincidental. I use PSP 9, but any version should work. I do not allow my tutorials to be translated and please do not claim them as your own. If you would like to share the tutorial please send a link to my blog. Thank you!

Things Needed:
Tube/Image of choice: I am using the fabulous work of the talented Mark Blanton which you can get from Artistic Dreams Imaging
Kit of choice: I am using Schnegges Summer Lovin kit which you can purchase here


Let’s Begin:
1) Open frame03_SL_Schnegge.png
2) Resize the CANVAS to 600 x 600
3) Now hit shift + D and then close the original
4) Using your magic wand click inside of the frame
5) Open your paper of choice ( I used p03)
6) Paste as a new layer
7) Move below your frame
8) Selections- Invert
9) Hit delete on your keyboard
10) Select None
11) Open shells_SL_Schnegge.png and resize by 50%
12) Add a nice drop shadow of your choice
13) Open Leaf 01 and resize by 75%
14) Paste as a new layer
15) Image-Mirror
16) Move this up to the top right side of our frame
17) Duplicate
18) Image- Flip
19) Place along the bottom right ( you might have to move just a tad)
20) Open a flower of choice ( I used flower06)
21) Resize to your liking ( I used 50%)
22) Paste as a new layer and place right in the center of the leaves
23) Add a drop shadow to your leaves and flower now
24) Add your tube and place to your liking
25) Add a drop shadow to your tube layer now
26) Add any additional elements at this time
27) I added the sign and a couple butterflies
28) Merge visible and resize now if you choose to do so
29) Add your copyright and text
30) We are finished… Simple yet pretty!!!
8.08.2011

Sand Between My Toes


This tutorial is for those that have a working knowledge of PSP. This tutorial was written by me on August 7, 2011 and any resemblance is purely coincidental. I use PSP 9, but any version should work. I do not allow my tutorials to be translated and please do not claim them as your own. If you would like to share the tutorial please send a link to my blog. Thank you!

Things Needed:

Tube/Image of choice: I am using the fabulous work of the talented Anna Marine which you can purchase from CDO here
Kit of choice: I am using Created by Jills PTU Kit Between my Toes BUNDLE you will need the BUNDLE to do this tutorial and you can find it HERE

Let’s Begin:
1.) Open CreatedbyJill_SandBetweenMyToes_frame3.png
2.) Resize by 60% ALL LAYERS
3.) Now you will want to change your canvas size to 600 by 600
4.) Click in the center of our frame with your magic wand
5.) Selections – Modify- Expand by 10
6.) Open a paper of your choice at this time ( I used paper 04)
7.) Paste as a new layer on the image we are working with
8.) Selections- Invert
9.) Hit delete on your keyboard
10.) Move this layer below our frame
11.) Now open your tube and place to your liking (this way we can work our elements around the tube)
12.) In the sampler folder we want to open our sand dollar and our seashells
13.) Resize both of these by 60% twice and paste as a new layer on our working image
14.) Place to your liking
15.) Open CreatedbyJill_SandBetweenMyToes_seagrass.png and resize by 60%
16.) Paste as a new layer moving to your liking. I had to duplicate and move to the other side ;)
17.) Open your lantern from the sampler folder
18.) Resize by 45% and paste as a new layer and move to your liking
19.) Open the seagull and resize by 45% and rotate slightly to the left
20.) Paste as a new layer and place to your liking (again I duplicated as I wanted 2 seagulls)
21.) Open the footprints and resize to the size of your liking and paste them at the bottom right of our frame
22.) Open CreatedbyJill_SandBetweenMyToes_wave.png and paste as a new layer
23.) Now move this layer BELOW your tube layer
24.) Now at this time at your copyright and text...
25.) That’s it… a gorgeous beach scene tag thanks to Anna Marine and Jill

I would LOVE to see your results… Please feel free to email them to me. I would love to put some of your results up as well!!!

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My tutorials are just that- Mine.In other words I really don't want them on other sites or translated. If you would like to share my tutorial then please do just that by sharing the link to my blog or a link straight to the tutorial. At the time I write the tutorial I use the artists website at the time as well as the kit designers link at the time and it would take quite some time to go back and edit all of my tutorials and posts to reflect all changes that happen. So if by chance you cant find something or a link I provided has gone bad please contact me and I will do my best to help! I write tutorials in hopes that others will use them as a guide and send me their results so I can also post others results to show people other samples other than my own. All tutorials are written by me and any resemblance is purely coincidental. I write my tutorials in PSP 9 but they should work with other versions as well. Not all tutorials are for beginners but all levels of creators are encouraged to try working on the following tutorials!!! Have fun... and be copyright safe!!!!

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