Christmas Lily

© Laura E. Swan

Christmas Lily

Ann Coates Student 4/1/2010 11:59:37 PM

Cousin Lily is gorgeous. This is so creative and wonderfully done Laura. Happy Easter to you too. #1254424

Lynne Morris 4/2/2010 12:32:47 AM

This is great work Laura, love it. Happy Easter. #8504175

Ujjwal Mukherjee 4/2/2010 12:43:48 AM

Wonderful work,Laura!
Happy Easter!! #8504189

Doug Pignet 4/2/2010 2:32:27 AM

Very nice DD work and love the color...Well done. #8504242

Yulianto Soeroso 4/2/2010 2:57:32 AM

wow creative #8504296

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/2/2010 3:52:29 AM

LOL, very creative, Laura! Happy Easter to you too! #8504374

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/2/2010 4:47:04 AM

Lovely image and work, Laura.


Dominick #8504520

Jeff W. Robinson 4/2/2010 5:08:27 AM

Happy Easter Laura!! Jeff #8504607

Douglas Perry 4/2/2010 5:26:25 AM

While I really like this - it should have been a ROSE! #8504686

Renata Gusciora 4/2/2010 7:06:12 AM

That is so lovely,Laura!:-)Wonderful work!Happy Easter! #8504937

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/2/2010 9:01:12 AM

Awwww, soooo cute!! Love it!! #8505108

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/2/2010 10:47:55 AM

Happy Easter, cousin Lily!!
wonderful work, Laura!!

Patti #8505358

maria I. Warren 4/2/2010 12:44:23 PM

HAPPY EASTER SIS. :) BEAUTIFUL PHOTO :) COUSIN LILY IS GORGEOUS!!!!!♥♥♥ (((HUGS))) #8505608

Wm Nosal 4/2/2010 1:09:18 PM

Sooo COOOOOL!!!! #8505651

Denny E. Barnes 4/2/2010 1:39:11 PM

Easter would not be the same without Cousin Lily!
Beautiful image with excellent effects!!
Happy Easter, Laura!! #8505706

John Connolly 4/2/2010 2:25:58 PM

Hi there cousin Lilly! Great to meet you!
Very creative work, and vibrant color in this fine presentation Laura!
Happy Easter to you and your family! #8505821

Karen Engelbreth 4/2/2010 2:52:35 PM

Wonderful Easter Lily ...
Happy Easter Laura... #8505895

Theresa Marie Jones 4/2/2010 5:03:27 PM

Beautiful! She has risen! #8506117

Randy D. Dinkins 4/2/2010 5:09:27 PM

Great job on cousin Lily. Have a great Easter. #8506137

Amanda J. Tanner 4/2/2010 5:55:49 PM

So Creative! Thank You for the smiles. Been a little down...lost my boston brittany after 12 years. Very beautiful of cousin Lily. Great work Laura. Happy Easter. #8506230

Tammy Espino 4/2/2010 6:26:25 PM

A wonderful capture of this beautiful Lily :) Happy Easter to you & yours ~ #8506318

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/2/2010 6:50:48 PM

Awesome Laura...Lily is beautiful, great work!

jo ann c. #8506389

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/2/2010 7:02:07 PM

Fantastic DDR work and gorgeous colors, Laura!!! :-) k #8506421

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 4/2/2010 7:19:40 PM

Great work Laura! Happy Easter! #8506472

rony sagy 4/2/2010 8:21:31 PM

Terrific work, Laura. Beautiful capture. #8506607

Julianne Bradford 4/2/2010 10:19:34 PM

Happy Easter to you Laura and your beautiful cousin Lily! #8506757

Laura E. Swan 4/3/2010 12:19:35 AM

Hi Dear Friends!

Thank you for all of your great comments! I will tell Lily all you said too! :D

Mr. Tree, I have a cousin names ROSE, too! She didn't want Lily to get a the Rose. I understood...Lily took it well too.

HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND TO ALL!!!

-Laura Photobucket #8506805

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/3/2010 1:51:46 AM

This is absolutely STUNNING work, Sister!!!!!!!!!!! A SUPER idea BRILLIANTly performed.
Already a fav. Have a wonderful Eater! #8506879

Brett Dolsen 4/3/2010 2:06:28 AM

Fantastic creative DD Work and a Happy Easter to you Laura! #8506893

Chris Ebben 4/3/2010 4:10:45 AM

You certainly come from a big family!! Happy to meet another relo=^..^= #8507013

Nancyj Hovey 4/3/2010 4:29:38 AM

Happy Easter, my friend.
Gorgeous flower image... and flawless beautiful photogenic face you do have.
It is fantastic how you can use your unique face to express so many emotions, feelings, etc. of life - we would all like to be able to do that!
(Not all of us have the perfect beautiful photogenic mug to use our own! How blessed you are to be so free and creative!) Keep up the great work, Laura... 8o) #8507052

Douglas Perry 4/3/2010 7:34:43 AM

Well OK. #8507439

Laura E. Swan 4/3/2010 8:31:30 AM

Hi SSSKiki!!! Hi Brett!!! Hi Chris!!! =^..^=, Hi Mumj!!! and HI MR TREE!!!

So NICE to have you all here. I so much appreciate your kind words and encouragement (and Easter wishes!).

You know, I have no idea why but my face (olive skin tones I think?) is easy to take into DDR and do things with. I try other faces and the grain is different or I get other complications...So I am stuck with ME and Russian lady I know. I dont post her images here but she has me do them for her. :) Anyway- Thanks for playing along with me and my make believe "family"...(Coming soon Mr. Tree! HA!)

Note: My preferred art/photo work is cartoon like or semi to abstract when I am really having a blast...

This image is really special to me, however, and I am so glad you like it too.

HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER WEEKEND ALL.

-Laura :) #8507553

Laura E. Swan 4/3/2010 8:42:18 AM

Mumj, thanks especially for what you said here. You are so sweet. :) xoxo #8507564

Stephen Zacker 4/3/2010 5:11:22 PM

I bet you smell good LOL! Creative and Fun. Like the Red #8508275

Nancy J. Locke 4/3/2010 5:21:26 PM

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! God bless the day I found you at BP!!! Your unique creativity will take you far!!!

HAPPY EASTER :D

Love, Nancy J Locke #8508289

Christine R. Lobsinger 4/3/2010 6:28:18 PM

Happy Easter to you too Lily!!!
SMILING BIG,

CHRIS #8508412

Barbara Waldoch 4/3/2010 8:08:58 PM

Excellent work pn Lily, Laura!
Happy Easter! #8508634

Patrick Rouzes 4/3/2010 8:28:59 PM

Hey Cousin Lily, Laura did a fine job of making you look special!
CONGRATULATIONS on this super creative & "Very Laura" image! Well-deserved EFP, Swanee! WTG! #8508682

Ellen Hodges 4/3/2010 10:14:01 PM

Wow, you have a gorgeous cousin, Laura!!! Happy Easter!!!!! Thanks for posting that cool image on your post! #8508771

Laura E. Swan 4/3/2010 10:47:24 PM

Hi Dear ones! :)

Steve - Yes. Like a flower...A lily in fact! Hey! Is that pollen I see on your nose!? HA!

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Nancy J, you are a dear lady. I have so enjoyed our time! :) Thanks for being an inspiration to me!

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Sister Chrissy, I wish we lived closer. I'd hide all the Easter eggs for you. Well. Lily would help me. :) Then little Bubbles Crumbwell could find them all! :D Now THAT would be ENTERTAINMENT at it's BEST!

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Thank you Bird Lady of BP! :D

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Oh Paddy...I was smiling big before hand..now I am smiling huge. Thanks so much!

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Yah. Isn't she as cute as a bug in a bud? HA! Thank Ellen. Glad you like the animation that I put in your thread. :)

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

-Laura :D #8508781

Bojan Bencic 4/4/2010 7:43:14 AM

Great portrait of Lilly, Laura. She sure is a special flower. :o)
Happy Easter! #8509392

Laura E. Swan 4/4/2010 9:32:10 PM

Thank you Bojan! :) I have always envied her frilly fashion sense. HA!

Thanks for the fun! Hope you had a Super Easter! :D

-Laura

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Tommy E. Burgess 4/4/2010 10:25:34 PM

You sure find the most unique ways to do SP works Laura. Or is this your "sister"? WOnderful DD work!!! #8510467

Laura E. Swan 4/4/2010 10:30:13 PM

Cousin silly! Cousin Lily! :D

Thanks Tommy! #8510469

Nancyj Hovey 4/5/2010 6:12:30 AM

HA, I knew it.....

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving EFP
for this fantastic image!
8o) #8511266

Laura E. Swan 4/5/2010 6:37:44 PM

Yeeeeeeeeee-who! I got an EFP? Neato! I didn't know yet. Thanks, Mumj!

Time to put all that food away from our big feed! Thanks so much for your congrats!

-Lalelulem
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Sherry McClead 4/6/2010 10:30:51 AM

Great Image laura... congrats on the EP. #8514820

Karen Kessler 4/6/2010 5:24:05 PM

You & your cousin, Lily, really favor each other! Fantastic DDR work!

I hope you had a Happy Easter, too! Congrats on the EP! #8515521

Laura E. Swan 4/6/2010 5:59:55 PM

HEY! The whole family is showing up! Cool! Let's have a picnic at the base of the Mtn together, want to?

I have tons of left overs from last nights big Turkey feed!

Photobucket #8515613

Laura E. Swan 10/23/2010 1:32:41 AM






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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/11/2010 3:49:03 PM

It's absolutely wonderful how that beautiful face fits right in there. I love this one, MSSSLala. #9093292

Laura E. Swan 12/12/2010 9:49:51 AM

Hello SSSSister. I knew you would show up here at my flower vase! Ha! Thank you dear one!

Just a fun picture.

SSSLala #9094426

Stephen Zacker 12/12/2010 2:36:02 PM

Creative and fun #9094924

Mary K. Robison 12/18/2010 4:47:41 AM

Oh, so cute, Pommers.
And what time will you be serving the Easter fe --- pardon me, the CHRISTMAS feast in the photo above? I'm bringing two plates and a platter... :-) #9112632

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 2:03:18 PM

I wish we all really could get together and have a huge holiday meal! :)))

I'd love that! Thank you so much! :D

AND GUESS WHAT??? IT JUST NOW GOT A FINALIST!!! HA!!!!!!!!!!

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs for all of my BP Family!

-Laura :D #9939470

Tammy Espino 1/24/2012 2:27:16 PM

You little flower you!! Congrats on your awesome finalist!! :) Best of luck next round, whooooooooooooooooo~~ #9939696

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 2:38:46 PM

Thank you darling. :)) xo #9939806

Stan Kwasniowski 1/24/2012 2:38:54 PM

Laura, congratulations #9939809

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 2:47:58 PM

Hi Stan! :D Thank you!!! :)))

AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!! #9939916

Doug Pignet 1/24/2012 2:49:42 PM

Congrats...well done #9939930

Wm Nosal 1/24/2012 3:10:36 PM

Congratulations, Laura! #9940098

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/24/2012 3:13:13 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Laura!

jo ann c. #9940117

Kathy Salerni 1/24/2012 3:23:40 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Laura! #9940181

Carolyn McIntosh 1/24/2012 3:34:30 PM

Congratulations . .. .well deserved. #9940267

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 1/24/2012 4:16:34 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful creative image clever Laura :-) #9940620

Lorna Shutter 1/24/2012 4:42:41 PM

Woo Hoo!!! Your beautiful face has earned you another Award!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME Finalist!!!!! WTG, Sis!!! :)
Photobucket #9940884

Neal D. Hatcher 1/24/2012 4:44:46 PM

CONGRATULATIONS-GOOD LUCK NEXT ROUND #9940906

Emile Abbott 1/24/2012 4:45:07 PM

A huge TEXAS congratulations Laura on your beautiful finalist. WTG girl. #9940911

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 4:46:57 PM

Hi you guys! :))) Thank you very much!

Great to see you all here and I sure do appreciate the support!

-Laura :D #9940932

Renee Doyle 1/24/2012 4:51:09 PM

Cool!! Congratulations Laura!! #9940974

Ellen Hodges 1/24/2012 5:09:06 PM

Where did you find your gorgeous model, Laura!!! Huge congrats and very best luck with your awesome finalist!!!!!! #9941174

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 5:16:53 PM

Lol...Ellen...You silly lady! :))) Thank you and thank you also Renee! :))

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Patrick Rouzes 1/24/2012 5:41:15 PM

Remember when you thought you would never get a finalist & I told you you would! Congratulations & good luck, my friend! #9941489

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/24/2012 5:59:14 PM

WTG on this AWWWWWWWESOME finalist, NL! :-) NN #9941711

Christopher J. Budny 1/24/2012 6:01:24 PM

Congratulations, Laura! Love the reds in this, especially! #9941732

Irene Colling 1/24/2012 6:42:01 PM

Beautiful work Laura.

Congratulations on your Finalist. #9942168

Terry Cervi 1/24/2012 6:59:40 PM

You're a beautiful lady inside and out, Laura!! This is wonderful! Congrats on your finalist!!! #9942323

Mary Dimitriw 1/24/2012 7:07:37 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Laura! #9942376

Heather Loewenhardt 1/24/2012 7:29:52 PM

You do such amazing creative work and this one is gorgeous and well deserving of a finalist awrd. Hope to see it go gold. (Shhh still on vacation for awhile longer.} #9942515

Carol L. Fowler 1/24/2012 8:11:39 PM

This is so creative! Maybe you should change your name to Lily! LOL!! #9942730

Ann Coates 1/24/2012 8:44:41 PM

Wow Laura, this is a beauty. Congratulations on your finalist award. #9942874

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 9:24:10 PM

Thank you EVERYONE!!! :D

Yes, Paddy. I remember this very well.

Such kind things you have all said. I really appreciate it! Terry, that was super sweet! Thank you!

ALOHA Heather!!! :D

Carol...My MOTHER used to call me Lilly. (Not Lily but Lilly) :))))

Good to see you all and thanks again!

-Laura :D

P.S. ALL OF YOU DO BEAUTIFUL WORK, TOO! Each and EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!

Congrats to all who got Finalists as well! #9943012

Denny E. Barnes 1/24/2012 9:49:45 PM

Big Congratulations, Laura on your beautiful and well deserved finalist! #9943082

Alex T. Mizuno 1/24/2012 10:42:20 PM

I knew you were a flower fairy! It really shows what you are. Lovely self portrait Cous! Congratulations on your Finalist!! #9943183

Mary K. Robison 1/25/2012 12:41:26 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Finalist, Laura-Borealis!! (A temporary name change in honor of the occasion...)
The judges couldn't resist that beautiful floral face.
Fingers crossed that we see your lily grace the Golden Circle. #9943408

Stefania Barbier 1/25/2012 1:18:58 AM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #9943546

maria I. Warren 1/25/2012 1:52:28 AM

congrats sis. on this beautiful finalist :) good luck on the next round (((hugs)))♥♥♥♥ #9943596

Yulianto Soeroso 1/25/2012 2:09:18 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist! increddible #9943613

Christine R. Lobsinger 1/25/2012 4:35:16 AM

A big Congrats to you on your beautiful creative idea Miss Lala...
A fantastic Finalist!
Smiling With You,
Christine #9944076

Bojan Bencic 1/25/2012 4:48:20 AM

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Laura! #9944131

Nancyj Hovey 1/25/2012 5:52:44 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9944280

Millie A. Talarico 1/25/2012 6:09:55 AM

Congratulations, Laura~! #9944379

Phyllis A. Houghton 1/26/2012 12:19:04 AM

Congratulations Laura on your finalist. You do such good DD work! #9947084

Lisa J. Boulden 1/26/2012 8:28:54 AM

Makes me smile!!!
Such a very lovely portrait and great DD work. So happy to see it wearing a BIG new badge!
Congratulations, Laura!!!
~♥~Lisa #9947912

Lisa J. Boulden 1/26/2012 8:29:01 AM

Makes me smile!!!
Such a very lovely portrait and great DD work. So happy to see it wearing a BIG new badge!
Congratulations, Laura!!!
~♥~Lisa #9947915

Lisa J. Boulden 1/26/2012 8:29:17 AM

Makes me smile!!!
Such a very lovely portrait and great DD work. So happy to see it wearing a BIG new badge!
Congratulations, Laura!!!
~♥~Lisa #9947916

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/27/2012 10:42:42 AM

Have you ever seen a more beautiful Lily? HA! I love it so much, Sister.
Maybe there are others like it in the woods if we look closely.
I sure will take a better look next time.
Huuuuuuuge congratulations!! #9950474

Laura E. Swan 1/27/2012 10:47:45 AM

Thank you all so much! You are making me BLUSH! :)))

-(SSS)Laura :D
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John Connolly 1/27/2012 2:48:13 PM

A wondeful concept and a great capture Sister Laura! I would love to see you blushing! #9951046

Lydia Williams 1/28/2012 1:03:36 PM

Hi Laura, Don't know how I missed this one before...You are so amazing, talented and beautiful..This is fantastic and magical..Congratulations! #9952532

Merna L. Nobile 2/2/2012 11:37:29 AM

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna #9961171

Laura E. Swan 2/2/2012 11:52:01 AM

HA! Brother John!!! Lol... :)))

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Hi Lydia! Thank you LOTS!

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Thank you so much Merna!

I appreciate the support!!! :)))

-Laura :D #9961201

Stephen Zacker 2/5/2012 5:58:04 AM

That Lily has a Great smile :-)
Congratulations #9966200

Laura E. Swan 2/5/2012 10:25:18 AM

:) <---- Hey! There it is again!

Thanks Steve! And thanks for the visit and Congratulations!

-Laura :D #9966540

Julianne Bradford 2/9/2012 8:09:07 AM

I think this neeeds to be your mini pic Laura. A great comp and a belated congrats! #9973340

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/9/2012 9:12:05 AM

Masterful and sweet Laura. Congratulations on your finalist! #9973414

Laura E. Swan 2/9/2012 10:31:32 AM

Hi Julianne and Donna :))) How wonderful to see you both. I have missed you all very much.

Thanks for the congrats and wonderful comments.

-Laura :) #9973543


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!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS BP FAMILY AND FRIENDS !!!
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