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Laura E. Swan Student 2/9/2011 12:53:47 AM

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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 2/9/2011 12:57:54 AM

WOW! I love this image so much, MSSSLala. And I feel so honored and happy for everything you wrote.
Is that rouge on my cheeks or am I blushing? HE!
Thank you so very much my very special friend and soul sister. #9222139

Brett Dolsen 2/9/2011 1:16:57 AM

Wonderfull wishes and image for Kirsten's birthday Laura!!Happy Birthday Kirsten! #9222146

Barbara Waldoch 2/9/2011 1:29:44 AM

Beautiful work, Laura!
Happy birthday Kiki! #9222157

Avril Mrs Young 2/9/2011 1:49:51 AM

very creatively done Laura...what a great find...Beautiful work!!

Happy birthday Kiki.. #9222180

Laura E. Swan 2/9/2011 2:41:40 AM

SSSKiki you are most welcome! Hope your day is as terrific as you are!


Thank you Brett, Barbara and Avril! :D

Great to see you all!


Laura E. Swan 2/9/2011 2:45:18 AM

HBHotAirBalloons Pictures, Images and Photos #9222208

Doug Pignet 2/9/2011 2:50:09 AM

How cute is this???Nice post work Laura #9222213

Jeff W. Robinson 2/9/2011 3:00:15 AM

What a Great BD Card for her!! Outstanding work Laura! Jeff #9222237

Michelle Alton 2/9/2011 3:04:20 AM

It does make a great tribute (the original photo is a gem in its own right). Happy birthday to Kiki! (I'm wondering if Kiki and Brett Dolsen are in touch. He is deeply involved, and of the same heart and mind, it seems) #9222245

Gord MacEachern 2/9/2011 3:10:06 AM

Very beautiful M/T Laura, well done.
Nice birthday tribute.
Happy Birthday Kiki!
PS. hanks for the advice Laura, I will look that mag up!! #9222261

Douglas Perry 2/9/2011 3:13:58 AM

Happy Birthday Kiki!! I hope these posts will act as a dreamcatcher made up of well wishers to keep your dreams safe. #9222274

Paul E. Earl 2/9/2011 3:27:08 AM

A wonderful image and dedication!! #9222307

Stephen Zacker 2/9/2011 3:38:26 AM

Very nice of you #9222333

Julie Christiansen 2/9/2011 3:48:21 AM

Very impressive. #9222359

Carolyn M. Fletcher 2/9/2011 3:58:48 AM

Great birthday tribute~ HBD Kiki! #9222389

Karen Engelbreth 2/9/2011 4:02:59 AM

Wonderful image Laura...
Happy birthday Kirsten... #9222415

Carol Teal 2/9/2011 4:15:20 AM

Happy birthday Kiki!! And Laura, I love both photos but I think I lean a little towards the au naturel version! That is definitely a beautiful place! Kiki, hope you have the most wonderful day! #9222440

Ron McEwan 2/9/2011 5:07:10 AM

Laura I sure remember the cool blustery day that Shirley and I hiked the trail below the cliff. Excellent DD work too.

I will send a special note to Kiki #9222535

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/9/2011 6:03:09 AM

Nice! I love the image and I also love the effects and colors!! My hubby is part Indian too. Love it!! #9222663

Nancyj Hovey 2/9/2011 6:15:02 AM

Happy Birthday KiKi....may all of your dreams come true!

Laura, a gorgeous card, and your DDR treatment is beautiful. The original is gorgeous also! Makes a wonderful card! 8o) #9222679

frank w. degenhardt 2/9/2011 6:18:47 AM

Happy Birthday Kiki. A wonderful and artful image to dedicate to Kiki on her birthday. I love the beuatiful colors and that fract is such a beautiful addition to the look. A gorgeous wide open phace of beauty it is. A work of art my friend. #9222688

Melissa Olsen 2/9/2011 6:33:34 AM

Happy Birthday Kiki!
Lovely image in honor of her birthday! #9222718

Monnie Ryan 2/9/2011 8:00:35 AM

Fabulous, creative image, Laura -- and Happy Birthday to Kiki! #9222862

Annette Carr 2/9/2011 9:43:25 AM

Wonderful image Laura, so peaceful. I like the original, it is beautiful. But I love the one you worked in ddr, it's incredible.
Kiki, you are one of the people I love to see your comments. You are always so sweet. I hope your birthday is sweet and fun!
Celebrate! #9222947

Laura E. Swan 2/9/2011 10:53:47 AM

WOW! Hi everyone! It's so great to see all of you! Kiki will be thrilled when she sees all of your greetings and wishes for her!

This was so nice of all of you!

Thanks for what you said about the card, too!!! :)))

You guys are the best! Each one of you!

-Laura #9223034

John Connolly 2/9/2011 1:08:56 PM


It's good to see you around again Laura, you did a superb job on Kiki's Card! Love the before and after images! #9223266

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 2/9/2011 2:27:02 PM

Thank you again so much, MSSSLala for making this day such a fun and wonderful day.
And thank you so much, everyone, for all your kind wishes. You all helped to make this day very special to me. #9223350

Tammy Espino 2/9/2011 3:58:58 PM

A wonderful birthday card Laura. Happy birthday Kirsten :) #9223471

Patrick Rouzes 2/9/2011 6:50:47 PM

Exceptional DD work creating this beautiful image, Laura! Should be framed and hung! Beautiful original also!
Happy Birthday,Kiki! #9223723

Ann Coates 2/9/2011 6:51:43 PM

This is terrific Laura and a lovely birthday wish for Kirsten. I love both images. #9223726

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 2/10/2011 1:53:05 AM

Thank you so much for your birthday wishes, everyone. It meant a lot to me. #9224029

Ellen Hodges 2/10/2011 3:21:27 AM

Very Happy Birthday blessings to you, Kiki!!! Many happy days ahead!! Beautiful image, Laura!!! #9224146

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/10/2011 11:08:52 AM

So creative and beautiful Laura!! #9225399

Laura E. Swan 2/10/2011 11:11:19 AM

Thank you so much! This has been a wonderful party for our Kiki! :)


-Laura #9225422

Ronald Lunn 2/10/2011 11:40:10 AM

Well all I can think to say is WOW!!! #9225690

Laura E. Swan 2/10/2011 4:21:38 PM

Well...THANK YOU Ronald! :) That is a great comment!

-Laura #9227994

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 2/12/2011 2:40:03 AM

And thanks so much again, MSSSLala and all you other great BPers, for making my BD such a happy one. #9234527

Laura E. Swan 1/10/2013 12:27:44 AM

AND NOW IT HAS BECOME A RE-ENTRY! I always loved this image and I hope maybe the judges will take a second look.

Your Birthday Will Soon Be Here Again Sister! Wow. Time sure flies!

A Happy Day Wished To Each Who Visit This Special Tribute To Our, SSSKiki!

SSSLaura :D


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/10/2013 1:06:44 AM

And I am honored once again by this beautiful dedication, Soul Sister.

I hope too that the judges will open their eyes and see what you and I see.

Yes, time flies. Sometimes I think it's speeding :) #10507835

Laura E. Swan 1/10/2013 1:09:30 AM


Great to have you here again Sister!

Huggies! #10507839

Stan Kwasniowski 1/10/2013 9:40:54 PM

Laura, gorgeous,
I guess what you wrote to DK is why I love doing Pow Wow's for the Tsuu 'tina Nation. I get nothing monetary in return, but self satisfaction. #10509204

Neal D. Hatcher 1/11/2013 6:54:06 AM

Beautiful capture and words of tribute
The best tribute is the one given when
the person can hear and read them-Well deserved-(Kiki) #10509939

Tiia Vissak 1/12/2013 1:18:57 AM

well done! #10511159

Mary K. Robison 1/12/2013 5:13:29 AM

Wonderful DD work and a lovely dedication image for Kiki, Pom!
Have a terrific weekend! #10511323

Laura E. Swan 1/12/2013 11:11:53 AM

Hi Tiia! Thank you!

Hi Mare!!! WOW! I was JUST now to your gallery and didn't know yet that you paid me a visit today too! :)))))


This is a re-enter but the dedication is still fresh and new for our Kiki :) For sure!

Thanks very much and thank you everyone. Good to see you all!

-Laura Pommers #10511635

Emile Abbott 1/12/2013 12:57:19 PM

Beautiful tribute Laura. #10511771

Avril Mrs Young 1/13/2013 6:04:10 PM

outstanding work here, looks awesome, I think it is a winner...wonderful land capture too.. #10513801

Sherran Andersen 1/14/2013 10:21:29 AM

Hi Laura... that filter sure looks like fun... hope you get it back on soon. #10514918

Wm Nosal 1/17/2013 6:55:05 PM

Wonderful DDR, Laura!
Happy Birthday Kiki! #10520587

Alex T. Mizuno 1/19/2013 1:53:25 PM

This is a very creative dedication cousin Laura! I love the original image too. #10523275

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Fractalius Filter in PSE7.

I know many of you appreciate straight photography so I
added it for you and for Kiki to enjoy!

(In Honor Of A Peacful person!)

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/6400 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, Model: NIKON D90

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