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Mmmystery Solved
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Resubmitting this today after noticing two blips on the one yesterday that I have since removed. 12/16/04, 1130 a.m., f/9, 1/4, ISO 200, natural window light, silver reflector, tripod. Just a little holiday fun! Congrats to all November finalists!!! (I am going to try to cut and paste your wonderful comments from yesterday, but not sure if it will work or not... Thanks for leaving them yesterday though:-)
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    Ha! Love this very fun image!!

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12/16/2004 3:43:17 AM



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Oh, Jan!!! LOL, very, very cute and clever!

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12/16/2004 3:44:23 AM



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so cool...

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12/16/2004 3:48:45 AM



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This is great, Joyce. Very imaginative!

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12/16/2004 3:53:16 AM

12/17/2004 10:57:45 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Terrific idea, Jan. I love it.

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12/16/2004 3:57:31 AM



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Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, Rob, Bonnie, Colleen, Kathleen, and Paul! I really appreciate them. I am going to have to resubmit this tomorrow. After I uploaded it, I noticed two little areas left over from a slight straightening I did and missed when I cropped out the area from straightening. Since I can't pull it today, I will leave it and resubmit it tomorrow. Oh well......

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12/16/2004 4:12:43 AM



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Fabulous Jan....great work!!!!

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12/16/2004 4:13:14 AM



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Great job Jan

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12/16/2004 4:51:41 AM

12/17/2004 10:58:49 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Great work. I like the idea and compsition

Fazal Khan


12/16/2004 7:37:31 AM



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Awesome idea Jan!!! This is GREAT!!!

Gary A. Meier


12/16/2004 9:22:09 AM



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Ah!! So THAT'S how it's done! ... Your VERY creative, excellent shot clearly captures a process that's long been a mystery to me! .... I'm going to go try it with pasta! ... Another outstanding shot, Jan!!

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12/16/2004 12:14:08 PM



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Wonderful & very creative, Jan!!!

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12/16/2004 12:15:18 PM



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Fantastic image, Jan!!!

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12/16/2004 12:41:25 PM



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Jan,
What did you use for the white background? I like to crisp clean look of it.
Thanks.
Paula

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12/16/2004 4:04:37 PM

12/17/2004 11:00:10 AM

 
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Thanks so much Charlene, Mike, Fazal, Gary, Dan, Dale, Joy, and Paula! Paula, I used two pieces of white posterboard for the BG. The seam blends together since the camera is not focused on it. I use it by a bright window, use a silver reflector to fill in the shadows on it, and then expose the shot for as long as I can to get the bright white bg. It's an interesting set up... I set the posterboard on top of a microwave that sits betweena window and a large upright freezer in my tiny kitchen here. The posterboard curves up onto the wall behind, the white side of the freeer reflects some of the light from the window along with my reflector, and like I said, the line where the two pieces of posterboard overlap blurs out of focus as long as the DoF isn't too deep. Hope that makes sense. It's nothing fancy, believe me, but it's a set up that I have found works as long as it's a bright enough day:-)

Jan Stadelmyer

12/17/2004 11:01:26 AM

 
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OK, Looks like it worked so your comments are still intact. I wanted them to show since you took the time to leave them:-) Just had to do it in sections because it told me the first time it was too long. Thanks again everyone!

12/17/2004 11:02:22 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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This is terrific! Fun and creative image, Jan!

12/17/2004 11:03:39 AM

 
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Loved it yesterday, love it today!!

12/17/2004 11:22:01 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Terrific Jan! Extremely clever and well executed. Seems you thought of everything! : ) So glad you reposted because I missed it yesterday!

12/17/2004 11:40:36 AM

 
Brinn MacDougall
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Very creative, Jan..I always wondered how they did that!

12/17/2004 12:25:29 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Very creative Jan, I'm sure we'll see this one again! Now where did you find an old typewriter??

12/17/2004 2:24:57 PM

 
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The mystery is solved Jan, you have created a magnificect peice! Wonderfully composed!!

12/17/2004 4:07:46 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Thanks again, everyone! Claudia, I bought this old typewriter for about $10 on ebay. I look there for a lot of photo "prop" ideas and if I can get 'em cheap, I buy them there:-)

12/18/2004 2:06:47 AM

 
Janet Detota
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This is just too cool!! Great job!

12/22/2004 7:59:53 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Congratulations on the finalist Jan!!!!

1/17/2005 11:45:56 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Jan!

1/18/2005 2:59:55 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations...

1/18/2005 3:32:14 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Jan- Congrats on your finalist!
-cathy

1/18/2005 5:01:03 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Congrats, Jan.

1/18/2005 5:13:41 AM

 
Billie-Jo A. Miller

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Awesome work!! I love this...what an idea you had!!
Congrats!!
Hugs, Billie-Jo

1/18/2005 6:36:36 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats on this great finalist! Very creative and fun!

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1/18/2005 7:00:58 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Congratulations on this superbly executed idea and finalist, Jan! Another one of your masterpieces of ingenuity! Good luck!

1/18/2005 7:50:33 AM

 
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Congrats and good luck Jan!

1/18/2005 8:06:35 AM

 
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Congratulations on this and all of your finalists, Jan! Awesome work!

1/18/2005 8:56:29 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Congratulations on this delightful image being a finalist - and I'll include congrats for your other ones, too!

1/18/2005 10:58:27 AM

 
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Congratulations Jan on this and all your other finalist!!!!

1/18/2005 12:56:59 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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What an imagination you have. Wonderful shot. Congratulations!!!!

1/18/2005 2:33:55 PM

 
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Congratulations Jan on having this fun image make the finals!! Best of luck on the next round:-)

1/18/2005 3:45:18 PM

 
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Figured this would make it here, congrats and good luck!

1/18/2005 4:36:03 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Jan!

1/18/2005 7:07:52 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Jan!

1/18/2005 7:08:45 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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And another CONGRATULATIONS, Jan!! Very nice 'type casting' :-)!! Good luck in the next judging as well!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

1/18/2005 7:13:59 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations, Jan! This is fabulous!

1/19/2005 8:28:22 PM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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This is too funny...very clever. Perfect title:)

Aloha,
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1/20/2005 2:15:06 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your first place win, Jan!

1/20/2005 2:26:00 AM

 
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Congratulations on your first place win, Jan!

1/20/2005 2:44:10 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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Congrats, Jan!!!

:-))

1/20/2005 2:56:02 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations on this terrific winner, Jan!

1/20/2005 3:32:29 AM

 
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Congratulations on this inspired bit of whimsy, Jan! I like your description of your "studio" setup. Sounds like something I could afford!

1/20/2005 3:50:00 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Very creative! Well deserved win!
Congratulations, Jan!
-cathy

1/20/2005 3:54:07 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this very creative First Place win, Jan!

1/20/2005 4:07:21 AM

 
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Congrats on your win Jan - very creative!!

1/20/2005 4:07:49 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Jan!

1/20/2005 4:09:21 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Congrats, Jan. A terrific win.

1/20/2005 4:09:37 AM

 
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Bravo Jan!! Big congrats!! Nicely done!!

1/20/2005 5:01:21 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Way to go Jan.........well deserved........Congratulations!!!

1/20/2005 5:07:06 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Big congrats Jan on your win!! Way to go!

1/20/2005 5:14:30 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Well you gave away Hershey's secret, but you won the first prize!! I'll bet their PR Dept would love to see this! Congratulations Jan!

1/20/2005 5:28:08 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on this terrific win Jan!!!

1/20/2005 5:28:23 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Jan on this well deserved FIRST PLACE win with this fun, imaginative and well executed image!!

1/20/2005 5:44:03 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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Superb---Congrats Jan!!!

1/20/2005 5:53:17 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congratulations Jan! Very creative!

1/20/2005 6:19:59 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your win, Jan!

1/20/2005 6:27:02 AM

 
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Congratulations on your first place win Jan!!

1/20/2005 6:39:00 AM

 
Eric  Schneider
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Well Done!

1/20/2005 6:39:56 AM

 
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So creative and very well deserved win, Congrats to you.

1/20/2005 6:47:50 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Sooooooo creative, Jan! Congrats! :)

1/20/2005 6:49:24 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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MMMMM my favourite candy - I always wondered how they did that! lol Wonderfully creative image Jan, well deserved win!
Ann

1/20/2005 7:03:31 AM

 
Billie-Jo A. Miller

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CONGRATS!!
Very well deserved!!
Hugs, Billie-Jo

1/20/2005 7:15:32 AM

 
Lisa Deaton
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So creative!!! Great image, A well deserved win!! Congrats!!

1/20/2005 7:20:51 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your First Place win Jan!!

1/20/2005 7:30:01 AM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Congratulations Janet!!!!

1/20/2005 7:58:09 AM

 
Kathy Shogren
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Congrats Jan! Well-deserved first place on a very creative image.

1/20/2005 7:59:50 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations, Jan!!!

1/20/2005 8:10:34 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Cute and funny!! Congratulations on your creative, original image!!

1/20/2005 8:51:10 AM

 
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Congratulations Jan!!!

1/20/2005 9:23:40 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Yea, Jan!!! Congratulations!!!

1/20/2005 9:46:19 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Jan, awesome image!!! so creative!

1/20/2005 9:55:14 AM

 
Patricia Adams

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A big Congratulations on taking first place Jan!!! Well deserved!!!

1/20/2005 10:11:46 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Terrific idea! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Jan!
Monika

1/20/2005 10:34:30 AM

 
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Congrats on your first place win, Jan! What a cute idea, and very well executed! Thanks for sharing the tech details with us.

1/20/2005 11:18:18 AM

 
Gary A. Meier
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Congrats on your first place win Jan!! Awesome shot!!!

1/20/2005 12:39:39 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Great idea and a GREAT First Place win, Jan! CONGRATULATIONS once again!
Much Aloha,
Stan

1/20/2005 2:08:17 PM

 
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Congratulations on your First place win, Jan! Truly creative and fabulous image!

1/20/2005 4:04:45 PM

 
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Congratulations On Your Win Jan,Very Creative!!!

1/20/2005 4:12:15 PM

 
Rob T. Henry
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Fantastic, creative image, Jan!! Congratulations!!!

1/20/2005 7:04:11 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Fantastic work, Jan
Congratulations,

bill

1/20/2005 7:20:47 PM

 
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Many congratulations on your very well deserved First Place win, Jan, for this wonderful image!

1/20/2005 8:05:44 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Sweet job on this for the win Jan! Congratulations!!! :)

1/20/2005 10:50:03 PM

 
Wanda Judd
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Jan, How fun...the photo, the discription, and finding that typewriter...your work is outstanding and the win is a well deserved honor.

1/21/2005 4:03:51 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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My sincere thanks to all of you for your kind remarks, well wishes, and congratulatory remarks. I deeply appreciate them and feel so honored to have placed in this most contest with all the wonderful competition out there:-) Have a great day and happy shooting!!!

1/21/2005 5:44:23 AM

 
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Congratulations Jan

1/21/2005 3:17:54 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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This is fantastic Jan...WOW..Congratulations on your 1rst place win!!!!!

1/21/2005 4:18:46 PM

 
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I love this fantastic image, Jan!! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

1/21/2005 11:07:11 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your First Place win Jan!!!

1/23/2005 5:13:57 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats Jan! Very creative!

1/24/2005 5:04:34 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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What a great image!! Love this. Very creative imagination!!!

1/24/2005 7:18:59 PM

 
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Who said typewriters are obsolete....they have been just put to better use :)

1/24/2005 10:06:35 PM

 
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This is so fabulous! Congrats on your win!!

1/28/2005 6:20:07 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Clever and fun, and very well done!! A late congrats to you on your first place winner!!

Nancy

1/31/2005 4:02:17 PM

 
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Your gallery is just so creative Jan~I love that!! This is great! A late congrats to you! :0)

7/13/2005 12:48:32 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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This is very very creative image! Simply Love it gianna!

7/31/2007 9:52:51 AM

 
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