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When Twilight Fades
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When Twilight Fades
When Twilight Fades
A photo of my niece that I shot before I had my digital camera. Scanned into PSCS3, layered her over an image of a tree by CruelDreams on Deviantart.com, added wings from a photo of a butterfly- each 4 wing sections are separate layers selected and transformed to fit. Adjusted their opacity and many other adjustments. So much fun learning what is possible in PS! My niece, Zoe, is going to love it!

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Jillian Danielson
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    Yay!!! I get to be the first!!! This is GORGEOUS!! I'm sooooo happy you did this! WoW!

7/17/2008 11:04:02 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thanks, Jillian!

7/17/2008 11:14:02 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Beautifully rendered Jean! So many possibilities with Photoshop!

7/17/2008 11:22:42 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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AMAZING Jean! This digital treatment work is excellent and the photo is so wonderful :) I'm sure she'll happy to have this!!!!

7/17/2008 11:27:37 AM

 
Dr Silly
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AWESOME.:O)

7/17/2008 11:36:50 AM

 
Joy Rector
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ditto, awesome

7/17/2008 11:52:58 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you, Michelle, Daniella, Doc, and Joy! I'm so glad that I seem to be getting the hand of this DD thing!

7/17/2008 12:29:34 PM

 
Lisa Lo Verde
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Wow, this is truly gorgeous! I love the whole dreamy mood of it. Great job.

7/17/2008 12:50:55 PM

 
James Reininger
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Well done!!!

7/17/2008 1:48:44 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate your kind words!

7/17/2008 4:39:34 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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James, thanks so much. You have an amazing gallery!

7/17/2008 4:40:24 PM

 
Judi Morrissey
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Wonderful work, Jean!

7/17/2008 5:33:34 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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what an absolutely beautiful creation, I wish I knew how to do this!!! I know your niece will love it!!! this is a winner

7/17/2008 7:24:18 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Judi, thank you!

7/17/2008 7:50:44 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wow, Dawn! Thank you for such a generous compliment! It would be nice if the judges felt that way, lol!

7/17/2008 7:51:50 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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TRULY OUTSTANDING!!! You did an awesome job with this image!! Very magicial!

7/17/2008 8:30:25 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you, Elizabeth! I really appreciate your encouraging remarks!

7/17/2008 8:43:32 PM

 
Vitor Dias
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Stunning !!!! what can I say Jean?

Have a nice weekend

rgs Vitor

7/18/2008 7:21:16 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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How nice of you, Vitor! You have a great weekend as well!

7/18/2008 7:27:06 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Incredible editing, Jean. I would bet your niece is loving this...

7/18/2008 8:58:05 AM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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Phenomenal!!

7/18/2008 12:04:15 PM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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I love it when you post Jean! You are a master editor & photographer, and (in your series of still lifes that follows) incredibly good at setting a scene!

7/18/2008 12:15:17 PM

 
Dolly L. Davis
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Wow, this is excellent! Amazing editing and capture!

7/18/2008 4:07:07 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Amazing photo-art Jean! I'm sure that she will love the image it is so wonderful in many ways.

7/18/2008 9:39:28 PM

 

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Beautiful, Jean! She looks like the real thing! I love the tones and comp here. I play with stuff from that site all the time.

7/19/2008 8:56:41 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Deborah, it is a great resource! Thanks for the great comments!

7/19/2008 9:35:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You are so talented Jean, this is magical!!

7/19/2008 9:56:23 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Oh, thank you, Donna!

7/19/2008 10:08:15 AM

 
Bill Knaps
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Beautiful work Jean. Bill

7/20/2008 2:46:08 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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A definite favorite for me Jean!!!

This is just stunning!!! erika haight :)

7/20/2008 11:52:25 AM

 
Aggie Villanueva
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Love it? Zoe will treasure if forever. This is a fabulously artistic creation. You really showed your skills with this one. It's got to be a winner.

7/20/2008 4:18:52 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wow, Aggie! Thank you so much! She does love it. She called me on the phone and was so excited. I'd be thrilled to pieces to get a finalist, it would be my first!

7/20/2008 4:41:56 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wowee, this is so awesome! Fantastic results!

7/21/2008 9:58:17 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thanks so much, Corinne!

7/22/2008 8:56:49 AM

 
Cassandra A. Fontaine
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YES, she is going to LOVE it!!! This is amazingly beautiful!!! WOW!! You did GREAT!!! Excellent DD skills Jean.

7/22/2008 7:12:50 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you so much, Cassandra! I'm learnin' :-)

7/24/2008 7:35:08 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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L O V E This one Jean!!!!!!!! Oh and that tree is Perfect!!! Beautiful colors and what a DOLL your niece is!! :0)

7/25/2008 10:16:17 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Datha, I'm glad you like it since you are soooo good at DD! That means a lot! :-)

7/25/2008 1:23:26 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Jean you are so good with PS using all the layering. I wish I knew how to do this myself. Such a lovely image :)

8/7/2008 5:30:17 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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This is lovely Jean ~ excellent ps work.. thanks for sharing your steps :)

8/9/2008 4:19:41 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you, Lynn! I'm still learning. There are tutorials that are very useful. For me a lot of it is trial and error :-)

8/9/2008 7:41:09 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Susie, thank you. It's encouraging to hear that my ps work is working. I'm glad to share what I have done with everyone (if I can only remember what I did) :-)

8/9/2008 7:45:37 AM

 
Lisa D. Greer
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Beautiful!

8/12/2008 12:33:12 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you, Lisa!!

8/12/2008 12:42:22 PM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Congrats, Jean!!! WTG! Great work. Congrats on your finalist! :)

8/21/2008 3:44:39 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you so much Sherry! I'm so glad we both got one!!!

8/21/2008 3:50:40 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Jean!!

8/21/2008 3:57:47 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thanks so much, Michelle!!! I have to say I'm very excited!!!

8/21/2008 4:20:31 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Beautiful, Jean! Congrats :)

8/21/2008 4:40:00 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thanks so much, Jennifer!!

8/21/2008 4:40:47 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Way to go Jean! Congrats on your first (but most definitely not your last) finalist!!!!!!!!

8/21/2008 6:18:05 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Congratulations Jean!!

8/21/2008 7:25:52 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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And it looks like the judges loved it too, Jean! It is a beautiful piece of art work! Congratulations on your finalist!

8/21/2008 7:31:13 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Susan F., Pamela, and Susan R. Thanks to each of you for your congratulations and encouragement! I really appreciate it!!!

8/21/2008 7:33:32 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Aw!!! This is great :)
Congrats on your finalist!!

8/21/2008 7:38:43 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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Congrats on your well deserved Finalist Jean. Bill

8/21/2008 7:45:33 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you Amanda and Bill!!!

8/21/2008 8:03:38 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! YGG!!!! The first of many many more I am sure!!! LOVE THIS!! Good luck in the next round!! :0)

8/21/2008 8:06:07 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats on your First Finalist!!!

8/21/2008 9:37:09 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations Jean on your wonderful finalist!

8/22/2008 3:20:45 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations, Jean!!! :)

8/22/2008 5:33:22 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Datha, Kristy, Katarina and Anna-thanks to all of you for your kind remarks and I really appreciate the congratulations from all of you!

8/22/2008 7:01:23 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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I Knew we'll see this beauty again Jean and BIG CONGRATS this is a fantastic image!!!!

8/22/2008 7:17:25 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thanks so much, Daniella! That means a lot!

8/22/2008 7:28:04 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your Finalist.

8/22/2008 9:00:18 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this very creativ finalist Jean :O)

8/22/2008 9:07:00 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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My congratulations to you, Jean.

8/22/2008 1:42:19 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! Unique and VERY beautiful Jean!! WTG!

8/22/2008 4:03:53 PM

 

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Yipee!!! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend!

8/22/2008 7:47:19 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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Oh my goodness, this is spectacular! I adore this Jean! Creative, 'soulful' and delightful! Splendidly 'put together'!!!! SEE???? You ARE a great inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing what you did to achieve this and I KNOW this will make it through to the winners 'circle'!!! Heartfelt congratualtions Jean!

8/23/2008 11:31:31 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Don't you just love PS?!! :) You have MASTERED it, as this image shows. Fabulous work, beautiful results!! Big congrats on your finalist, Jean!!

8/23/2008 11:46:52 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wow, you guys are fantastic! Thank you all for your wonderful comments and well wishes! So much appreciated!

8/23/2008 11:50:25 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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OMG....LOOK AT YOU, GIRL!!!
WINNER-WINNER-WINNER
Super duper congrats, my friend! I know you put your heart and soul into this image as is so well deserved of your win!
xoxo

8/25/2008 9:55:25 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Woo-Hoo! HUGE congrats, Jean!

8/25/2008 9:56:41 AM

 
Amber Blewett
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well deserved win!congrats!love this!

8/25/2008 10:00:47 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats, Jean!!!!

8/25/2008 10:18:25 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I am so happy for you Jean!!! This is truly amazing!!! Congratulations on your BIG win!!!

8/25/2008 10:33:57 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Big congrats Jean, this is a superb winner!!!!!!!!!!

8/25/2008 10:35:05 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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I couldn't be happier for you Jean!!!

Congratulations on this DARLING WIN!!!

8/25/2008 10:45:57 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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What a wonderful winner!!!
WTG, Jean!
~Lisa

8/25/2008 10:47:19 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wow! Am I in shock, lol!!! Thank you, each and everyone of you, for all the wonderful congratulations! I'm very thankful!!!!

8/25/2008 10:55:12 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Jean on your stunning win!

8/25/2008 11:05:17 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Jean on your Win.


Dominick

8/25/2008 11:23:19 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your beautiful winner Jean :O)

8/25/2008 11:24:58 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "The Fairy Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"July Winners"

8/25/2008 1:46:37 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Extremely creative and superbly presented, Jean! BIG congrats on this WINNER!!!

8/25/2008 4:54:35 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats on your win Jean!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/25/2008 4:56:45 PM

 
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MY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN.

KARU.

8/25/2008 5:57:05 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this Second Place Winner, Jean!

8/25/2008 6:25:01 PM

 

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Congrats, girl!! You did it! :)

8/25/2008 6:31:29 PM

 
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I knew this was going to win--just a beautiful, artistic photo that will be very special for that little girl one day! Congratulations, Jean, on an awesome winner!

8/25/2008 7:09:37 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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So kind of all of you to congratulate me on this win!!! I'm still so surprised! Thanks!

8/25/2008 7:57:20 PM

 
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What a darling capture and I love the artistic effects, congratulations on this beautiful WINNER, Jean!

8/25/2008 8:35:54 PM

 
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Big congratulations on this magical winner,Jean!!!

8/25/2008 11:30:35 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner Jean! Great work!

8/26/2008 3:51:55 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Awesome job on this fantastic winner, Jean! Congratulations!!

8/26/2008 6:51:23 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Thank you ladies! I really do appreciate your congratulations!!!

8/26/2008 7:06:01 AM

 
Aggie Villanueva
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I knew this was a winner! Congratulation. You surely deserve every bit of it with this work of art.

8/26/2008 8:50:52 AM

 
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Great PS work. Along with your niece I am sure the judges liked it too. Congratulations.

8/26/2008 10:06:02 AM

 
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Congrats on your winner, Jean!

8/26/2008 3:24:35 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations!

8/26/2008 10:26:47 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this well-conceived winner, Jean!

8/27/2008 5:16:05 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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YES!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!
Congratulations Jean well deserved Winner!!! :0)

8/27/2008 9:21:27 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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To all of you, for your kind, uplifting words of congratulations, my thanks and appreciation!!!

8/27/2008 9:52:58 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Congratultions on this one. Beautiful image.

8/29/2008 11:06:25 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Take a bow...this is incredible!

8/29/2008 1:09:32 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Congrats, Jean!

8/29/2008 8:15:33 PM

 
Symona R. Wood

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Beautiful!!!!! So, what did your niece think?? Congrats!

9/23/2008 12:21:59 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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She loves it, Symona! It was so fun to hear her tell me how she like it so much!
Thanks.

9/23/2008 12:52:19 PM

 
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