Monday, August 4, 2014
Asian Delights

This tut is entirely of my imagination. Any similarities is purely coincidental. This was written on August 4, 2014.

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Supplies Needed:
PSP any program will work but I use PSP9.

Asian Delights scrap kit by Mary Deen of Mary‘s Designs, and can be found

WSL_Mask 38 and can be found

Template BabesDesignz_Template16. Unfortunately Babes Designz has closed her blog. I have uploaded the template to 4shared until she decides to start another blog. I didn't realize that she had closed her blog until after I made the tag. I have all of her templates already saved. If you have trouble getting the template please let me know.

Tube my Sonia Roji 7-2 and can be found
Please do not use this tube without the proper license to do so. Thanks.

Font: Fontasia and can be found

Make color canvases with the following colors.
Colors used are taken from the background green and from the flowers in the girls hair. Red-Orange
Green: #466031
Red-Orange: #D71E13
Black: #000000

Drop shadow used (unless otherwise stated):
5, 5, 50, 5, Black.

Open the template in PSP. Shift + D to duplicate template. Close out original.

Image, Canvas Size, 800 x 800. We will resize this later.
Delete Credits.

Work with the layers on template from bottom to top.

Go to bottom, click on background.
Background 6 from the kit.
Copy and paste right above background on template.
Open mask in PSP.
Layers, New Mask Layer, From Image.
Merge Group.
Add slight drop shadow to your liking. I used 0, 0, 50, 5, Black.

Bamboo layer, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste the green color that you made, Selections, invert, delete. Select none.
Add drop shadow to your liking. Delete original bamboo layer.

Cherry Blossom layer, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste background 7, Selections, invert, delete. Select none. Add drop shadow to your liking. Delete original Cherry Blossom layer.

Circle leave like it is.

Slats, Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste Red-Orange canvas that you made, Selections, invert, delete. Do NOT select none yet. Copy and paste close-up of tube on top of orange. Place where you like. Hit delete key. Select none. Layer properties make tube layer luminance. Delete original Slats layer.

Circle Frame layer, Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify, contract 11, copy and paste background 6, Selections, invert, delete. Do NOT select none. Copy and paste tube into circles, mirror one tube. Hit delete key. Add drop shadow to your tube layers. Back to Circle Frame layer. Selections, select all, float, defloat, copy and paste black canvas, invert, delete. Delete original Circle Frame layer.

Elements Used:

Copy and paste, mirror, Resize 45%, sharpen
Place this right above the bamboo layer.
Copy and paste, mirror, Resize 45%, sharpen.
Copy and paste, mirror, Resize 45%, sharpen.

Take 3 of the word elements. On all 3:
Selections, select all, float, defloat, modify, expand by 3, copy and paste background 6, selections, invert, delete. Move the word above the paper, merge down, Resize 45%, place where you like.

Place a drop shadow on all layers, on some you may have to sharpen.

Add copyright info. Save as png or jpeg.
Add a saying or your name.

And we are done. I hope that you liked working this tut as much as I like making it. I would love to see your results. Please send a copy of your work to me at Thanks so much.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Hello all. I will be going through a breast reconstruction very shortly and I want to post my thoughts and experiences as I go through this. I wish that I had done this when I went through the cancer and mastectomy. I will post some before and after pictures, so please be aware of this with little eyes around. The procedure that I will be getting done is a TRAM flap. I will be getting a tummy tuck and the tissue from this will be tunneled under the skin and then used to reconstruct the new breasts. My surgeon will be Dr. Cassidy Mitchell. He is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Mitchell says this surgery will last 6-8 hours. The recovery time afterwards will be 4-5 months and no lifting at all during recovery. I live about 3-4 hours away from Lincoln. There will be numerous trips to Lincoln after the surgery. My sister Carla is coming to live with me. She has had her share of problems and didn't have anywhere to go, so I offered her a place to stay. Her coming here to live is a God-send. This will help her out and me out. I didn't know what I was going to do or who I was going to get to help me out. So this move will benefit both of us. I am so looking forward to seeing her again. I can't wait for her to get here. She will be leaving North Carolina on Friday, March 7th. She should get here around Monday through Wednesday, depending on how far she drives each day. My first procedure will be March 13th. The doctor wants to do an out-patient procedure to help make the blood vessels more viable. I am not really sure what will be done but I will tell you more about it after it is done.

I am excited and scared at the same time. This is going to be very painful. When they did the double mastectomy I was cut from back to back, all the way across my chest except for a finger wide piece in the middle. This time I will be cut there again, along with being cut from hip to hip, to do the tummy tuck. I know this will be extremely painful. I am not looking forward to the pain. Right now I have pain due to my fibromyalgia. That will get worse with the surgery. But I am looking forward to the end results, to have boobs again. At times I am self-conscious about not having any. At first it didn't bother me, it was kind of nice not having those 10 pounds on my chest. But I am ready to get them back. Make me feel like a woman again. It will be a difficult 6 months but well worth it in the end.

Will post more later.

A note

I remember what it was like when just starting out in Paint Shop Pro. There are lots of wonderful tuts out there, but most of them are for experienced taggers. It is hard to find a tut if you are a beginner, so I will try to write all my tuts so the beginner can learn and follow along. There will be lots of screen shots to make it easier on you. I apologize to the experienced taggers, but I think that it is good to help out the beginners all we can. Thanks for understanding.