Thank you Bill...sometimes I go overboard with photoshop...but I think this one worked okay as far as a background went...she was on a white background so it was very easy to create a mask, using Channel Mixer in Monochrome. lots of steps but very fast steps and much faster and accurate than any selections tools. Russel Brown has a tutorial on it on his site. if you scroll down its called Advanced masking.. once I got the hang of it...I love it for doing them from a white background. http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html
by the way..thank you very much for all your advice we do appreciate it alot!
DeAnn and Donnie!