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SXM Puzzle #160339
05/06/2018 07:10 PM
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Portland, OR
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In my retirement, I have taken to putting together 1,000-piece puzzles while I watch TV in the evening, and I post the completed results to Facebook. One of my Facebook friends is Don Gadberry, known on this forum as DonLinda. Don is quite a photographer, and has had both puzzles and canvases made from his pictures. He decided he was going to have a puzzle made for me of pictures from SXM. He used some of his photos and also mine which he copied from my Facebook page. The completed result is shown here. I simply love, love, love this puzzle. I was going to have it framed, but Don suggested I have a canvas made, which I have ordered. That way, I can assemble the puzzle again in the future. Win-win!

Click on it to see a larger version.

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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160341
05/06/2018 07:16 PM
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Nice.


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160343
05/06/2018 08:28 PM
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Very cool!! Thanks!


Carol Hill
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160344
05/06/2018 08:36 PM
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Love it! So creative


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160346
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Very nice, would love something like that.

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160347
05/06/2018 08:47 PM
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Wow....that is a really cool puzzle!!

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160366
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This is great. I wish I had this puzzle! I once used this stuff called 'modge podge' (not sure about the spelling) that looked like Elmer's glue. Once a puzzle that you wanted to save was finished, you took a soft paint brush and applied this evenly over the puzzle. It sealed all of the pieces together, and then cleared and became transparent. I applied this to a few puzzles in the past and it worked quite well. So, if you change your mind and decide not to do the puzzle again in the future this is an option to consider. Just curious about one thing. Is that the Sunset Beach Bar in the upper right corner? I've had some interesting experiences at that place if it is!

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160368
05/07/2018 09:02 AM
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What a fun idea!

I need to get some made!


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160369
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Cool.

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160371
05/07/2018 09:38 AM
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Larger version.


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160372
05/07/2018 10:02 AM
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St Maarten
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This is a treasure my friend. Don is a great guy, and Linda's pretty cool too! Miss you all.


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160378
05/07/2018 11:43 AM
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Wow, that's awesome, love it!


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160380
05/07/2018 11:54 AM
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Brooksville, FL, Derby, CT, SX...
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Brooksville, FL, Derby, CT, SX...
I would show this to May Ling, head of the Tourist Office....


I have been visiting St. Maarten for 44 years as well as many other Islands....but SXM is "home". In the USA, I live between FL (north of Tampa/Pasco/Brooksville) and CT. Any questions, please mail me: [email]MrStMaarten@aol.com[/email
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160382
05/07/2018 12:14 PM
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Wow ! Very nice. What a great way to save those memories!

My grandchildren beat me at puzzles.

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: SammyM] #160390
05/07/2018 03:01 PM
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That's one of Don's pictures, and I'm not sure where it was taken. I'll see if he can check in here and answer your question.


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160395
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I did not take the picture in the upper right, but it came across my screen and while back and I saved it in my SXM folder. I think it was taken in Beacon Hill.. Thanks to all who enjoy the puzzle. I have made quite a few using photoshop and PortraitPuzzzles.com. Wish everyone of the Island well.... Miss our Ocean Club.

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160397
05/07/2018 03:45 PM
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And after discovering Ocean Club through you and Linda, please know we miss your beautiful trip reports and wish you both well.


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160402
05/07/2018 05:00 PM
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So I will no longer have something unique. frown


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160405
05/07/2018 05:29 PM
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Sorry, should have asked....You will have the only one.

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160408
05/07/2018 06:10 PM
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originally Long Island, NY/now...
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Wow, that's fantastic! What a unique and memorable puzzle.


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: DonLinda] #160409
05/07/2018 06:18 PM
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Don--So can you post instructions as to how people here could make their own puzzles??


Carol Hill
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: Carol_Hill] #160412
05/07/2018 06:26 PM
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I requires some photo editor skills.. For this size, 1008, I create a blank canvas of 300 dpi 20X26 inch and fill it with a good background color. Then chose an image, size it... (and I create a layer from the background and use a lariat to surround it, choose the inverse and 'delete' to make the edges transparent) and move the image to the canvas and get another image .. Fill the main canvas with the images and merge all the layers. Put an edge around it....and hope it looks good.

How's that...took me about 10 years to make it easy.

Last edited by DonLinda; 05/07/2018 06:27 PM.
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: DonLinda] #160413
05/07/2018 06:31 PM
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Wow, OK. I'm not very tech friendly, but that sounds complicated! Are you interested to doing this for a fee for people who are interested??


Carol Hill
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: Carol_Hill] #160415
05/07/2018 06:37 PM
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Hmmmm...it is a possibility. I takes about 10 hours to put one together... I create the image from the pictures the clients send me.... hmmm... this has possibilities...

Let me tease a bit with some of the puzzle images I have created. when I get them in one spot...

Thanks Carol for asking.

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160419
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and a few more...

Last edited by DonLinda; 05/07/2018 06:58 PM.
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: DonLinda] #160420
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Don--if you decide you want to do it, we will have people contact you by PM...


Carol Hill
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160422
05/07/2018 07:06 PM
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I am willing to give it a try...

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: DonLinda] #160424
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OK, anyone interested, please send Don a PM..


Carol Hill
Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: DonLinda] #160428
05/07/2018 09:51 PM
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I still think that horse one is amazing. But really, they ALL are beautiful!


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Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160465
05/08/2018 01:43 PM
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Wow thanks for sharing!! I love this, I love to have puzzles from the places I visit! I may contact Don when we return from our SXM trip! We leave Friday - can NOT WAIT!!!!!!

Re: SXM Puzzle [Re: jazzgal] #160483
05/08/2018 06:33 PM
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I like the puzzle!


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