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Celebrating - US!!!!


Squeezed in between Canada Day & July 4th celebrations, Gord & I celebrated our

50th anniversary! The family took us to the Mandarin chinese buffet to celebrate


Main background: DSC0012 of butterflies hanging from ceiling, duplicated, ghosted and luminosity layer setting

Using the "River2" shape (PSE5) I selected and cut the corners reserved for the patriotic bits.

Canada Day: Background: ldzRedKnitPaper (freebie Canadian Collection)

Cut out 2 Maple leaves in white, bevelled one, the other I selected, modified/contracted the selection to leave a white border,

inverted & deleted centre and slipped a piece of clip art of fireworks over the Ottawa parliament buildings in behind.

The Queen is courtesy Canada Post, a postage stamp issued in 2009. She and the Peace Tower in Ottawa are painted through using a layer mask at different opacities.

Word Art "Proudly" & "Canadian" are from the ldz Canadian Extras collection.


I admit to doing this corner three times but I think I am half satisfied now.


July 4th: This just fell into place when I found the clipart of Flag & eagle, and when I slipped it behind the cutout I saw why

I had chosen the "River" shape - LOL it was a proudly waving flag!!

USA: - Horizontal type mask tool using Goudy Stout font on a red, white & blue layer.

JWH_AmericanCity_WordArt_Special (Liberty)/CBA_SSTools_Glitter_4102_Gold

MAD_Flag_Emb_TriColor-star/July 4th font/embeded

Celebrate: LD_AmericanLove


Anniversary Theme: 3 more photo's (admit the one of Gord & I was taken by daughter using my camera)

The Balloons were another photo added with a layer mask and to my surprise the luminosity layer style took all the colour out - which was good because this was getting way to cluttered and I did not know how to hold the three elements together.

I re-did the "50" on the top Balloon though; LD_AET_CutItOut font with CBA_SSTools_Glitter_4102_Gold applied.

The parasols were another decorative feature of the Mandarin restaurant selected and cropped from photo DSC009


It still felt like 3 separate scraps and needed something to "hold it together" (Ideas appreciated) after trying several overlays I felt this one help a lot to blend the colouring and physically hold them together around the edges. CBARBER_Whatever_Overlay_Freebie!

Additional Fonts: SNAP ITC, Myriad Pro



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Jan, your layout is just awesome - I can tell how much work you put into this and I really enjoyed reading your explanation of all that you did - I think it is a wonderfully done layout and it was so nice to see the picture of you and Gord celebrating 50 years together - that is really something worth celebrating! We're at 44 now so it won't be long. I enjoyed looking at every aspect of your layout and then reading about how you put it all together. Thanks so much for sharing so much with us - very nice work.

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Very fun layout Jan. Congratulations on your 50th! Wow! That is awesome. I love the swirled cutouts in the corners.

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Beautiful job and so meaningful with your photo sandwiched between the Canada corner and America corner. Love the symbolism of it!

Happy belated anniversary!

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