Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fabulous Petals - CTS112


I am always looking at cards and sketches online to help get my creative juices flowing! I saw this sketch on the CAS(E) This Sketch blog (CTS112).  You may view their blog here... along with all the cards that have been created with this sketch... : http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2015/02/case-this-sketch-112.html

It took me just a few minutes to decide which stamp set to use -- 'Fabulous Four' was perfect for this!
I used white embossing on the Early Espresso cardstock and just Early Espresso ink on the Whisper White cardstock.  After creating the sentiment, I thought it looked a little plain... so I added my leaves and ribbon to the lower left of my card.  I love how it turned out!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Fabulous Four, Peaceful Petals
Ink - Versamark, Early Espresso
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Early Espresso DSP
Accessories - Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, scissors, stamp-a-ma-jig, glue dots






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Friday, February 27, 2015

Wallace Falls State Park

 

Moving along in our 2014 photobook with our trip to Wallace Falls State Park in Washington State. Mike's Auntie Grace and her friend, Liz, drove up to see sights in Washington State, so we decided to meet up with them here.  It was a gorgeous summer day. The hike to the falls was listed as 2 miles, and it stated it was a medium hike... well, it was a bit strenuous for some.  So, we decided to take the Old Railroad Trail back... which was longer, but less steep.  All in all, I'd say we hiked 5 miles that day.  It was so worth it to view the falls though. Beautiful!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Island Indigo
Punch - Square (filled/w Watercolor Wonder DSP #7); Scallop (Whisper White)
Embellishments - Festive Blooms (flower - Whisper White and Gumball Green); Ruffled Ribbon (Island Indigo); Grosgrain Ribbon (Lucky Limeade); Brads (Whisper White); Flower Brads (Whisper White)
Stamp Brush Set - Vintage Overlays (Soft Sky); Wishes & Greetings (scallop circle - Island Indigo)
Font - CK Dandy (Whisper White and Lucky Limeade); Niagara Solid (Soft Sky)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Skunk Train - Part 2

 

Here's part 2 of our Skunk Train trip. WOW! What huge trees!  Now, for some of you who view my blog A LOT, you will notice that the first page is the same page I used in our 2015 calendar -- Just shrunk to fit 8.5x11 paper instead of 12x12.  I love that I can just insert from other projects in My Digital Studio.  Now, I did have to tweak a few things, as they transfer just slightly smaller or larger depending on the element. But, whew... it beats recreating the whole page! lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background - Early Espresso Textured Cardstock
Embellishments - Timeless Taffeta Ruffled Ribbon (Crumb Cake)
Punch - Timeless Type Junior Letters (filled w/Woodgrain DSP I made with the Woodgrain Stamp and Early Espresso paper); Square (filled w/Always Artichoke)
Font - CK Ali's Hand (Whisper White)



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Skunk Train - Part 1

 

Continuing our 2014 photobook with our trip to northern California with Mike's parents.  We took another scenic train in Fort Bragg and stopped in Northspur to have lunch (see next post).
Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Bravo Burgundy
Embellishments - Glimmer Kit (trim); Spring to Life (tree)
Stamp Brush Sets - Spring to Life (leaf - Early Espresso); Copyright (swirl - cropped More Mustard)
Font - Vagabond (More Mustard)

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Our Happy - MDSM102

Working with a sketch challenge from the MDS Monday Blog (MDSM102).  You can find the challenge here:

It was such a simple sketch, and it allowed for me to showcase all the lovely photos that were taken by Shari Correll of us.  We had Mike's side of the family get together for a family photo... and she took individual family photos too. These were part of them.

Thanks MDS Monday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background - Basic Black Textured Cardstock
Stamp Brush Sets - Our Happy (love and camera - Lucky Limeade; square with flag, words 'this is our happy' and heart - Basic Black); Day in the Life (December flag - Basic Black)
Punch - Square (filled w/Walk in the Park II #10)
Font - Browallia (Lucky Limeade)


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Leaves - DGPROG15Feb

I decided to play with the Splitcoaststampers (website) Digi-Scrap Challenge for February with our photo shoot from December 2014. The amazing photographer was Shari Correll.  It was tough to choose between all the lovely photos she took. Thanks Shari!

Here is the final page for the Digi-Scrap Challenge (each week, for 4 weeks tasks are added until - at last - you have a completed page).

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Basic Black Textured Cardstock
Punches - Leaves 2 (filled w/Walk in the Park II #10)
Embellishments - Basic Black Timeless Taffeta Ruffled Ribbon; Basic Pearls
Stamp Brush Set - Love Story (words - Lucky Limeade)
Fonts - Brannboll and Amaze (Lucky Limeade); Brittanic (Certainly Celery)


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Roaring Camp

 

Continuing with our 2014 photobook and with our trip to northern California with Mike's parents, we took a steam railroad tour with the big redwood trees on Bear Mountain.  It was beautiful... and we sat in an open car! Cool!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Chocolate Chip
Embellishments - Walk in the Park II (leaves - recolored Always Artichoke); Happy Hello (baker's Twine - recolored Chocolate Chip)
Stamp Brush Sets - Woodgrain (Crumb Cake); Our Happy (square words - Always Artichoke; flag - Crumb Cake)
Punches - Square (filled w/Chocolate Chip - behind square word boxes; Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke)
Font - Boulder (Chocolate Chip) 

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Fabulous Borderettes

I really like the look of the Borderettes stamp set.  It is a bit tricky to get them straight on the clear block though.  The way that I got them straight was to place the edge of the plastic case on top of the clear block, then place the borderette stamp along the edge of the case.

I did use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I got the rows exactly perfect on my card. (I will say, I tried to accomplish this without the stamp-a-ma-jig without good results! lol!)

I covered up the words on Fabulous Four set, so only 'Thanks' was inked -- and again with my Stamp-a-ma-jig -- I stamped onto the card above the borderette.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Fabulous Four, Borderettes
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Memento Ink
Paper - Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie DSP, Daffodil Delight DSP
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Banners Framelits

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Simple Border

Hi there! Working on a few Thank You cards today, and decided to use a few of the new stamp sets that I purchased along with some new washi tape too. I'm really liking the washi tape... why didn't I jump on this when they first came out?

I used the 'Sweet Dreams' washi tape -- not sure what colors are in the set, so I paired this particular tape closely with Bermuda Bay cardstock. Close enough! LOL!  Oh darn it... I just figured what the colors are with this set... this tape is Lost Lagoon! I'll remember for next time I use it! haha

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Simply Wonderful, Borderettes
Ink - Memento Ink, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories - Color Lifter, Sweet Dreams Washi Tape

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Flower Greetings

I needed a card to go along with some curtains I made, but didn't have a generic "Hello" sentiment.  So, with the 'Good Greetings' stamp set... I used the 'Hello' from 'Hello Love' and the 'to you' from 'Boo to you'.  Clever huh?

I knew I wanted to use the Hello Honey cardstock with the honeycomb embossing, but wasn't to sure about the inside of the flower.  I had chosen a Coral at first, but that just didn't look right. I then tried Black Staz-on.  Perfect! I added Wild Wasabi for the leaves and it went smoothly after that!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flower Patch, Good Greetings
Paper - Hello Honey, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Hello Honey, Wild Wasabi, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Honeycomb TIEF, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Flower Fair Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals


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Chandelier Tree

 

Working again on our 2014 photobook with our trip to northern California with Mike's parents. These two pages show us at the Chandelier Tree...which YOU CAN DRIVE YOUR CAR THROUGH!!!! It was very cool to do... at least it was for Mike (he did it twice)!!!

On the second page... the photo in the middle shows what the tree looks like looking up into the tree. COOL!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Background - Whisper White
Embellishments - Family Spotlight (edge - Soft Suede and tree); Hello December (banner - Wild Wasabi);
Stamp Brush Set - Torn Edges (swirl leaves - Soft Suede); Family Spotlight (tree leaves - Wild Wasabi)
Font - Chaucer (Soft Suede)

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Beachcomber Hotel

 

Sorry to say it's been a long time since I made scrapbook pages...and it seems I'm getting behind again. Ack!  I'd like to get to a point where I can scrapbook things within a month of the event -- I'm hoping that CAN happen soon! Ha!

I'm working on our 2014 photobook with our trip to northern California with Mike's parents.  This happened in April 2014.  We had such a pleasant trip traveling up the coast and staying at the Beachcomber Hotel before going up the coast to see the Redwood trees (that will be my next several pages of our photobook, so stay tuned!).

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background - Nautical Expedition DSP #10
Embellishments - Sunshine & Sprinkles (sun);
Stamp Brush Sets - Natural Composition Overlays #9 (Very Vanilla); Anchors Away (anchor - Early Espresso)
Punch - Square (filled w/Nautical Expedition DSP #4 and Crumb Cake)
Font - Chalkdust, Latina and Freehand 951 (Early Espresso)


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Endless Moments - PCCCSC27

 
I saw this sketch on the Paper Craft Crew Blog, and saved it for when I could play with my stamps. Well, today I had that chance.!  I needed a birthday card for my niece.... and loved how this card turned out for her! =)

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Memorable Moments, Banner Blast, Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Banner Punch, Hearts TIEF, Taffeta Ribbon (Melon Mambo), Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Heart Greetings

I saw a similar card on pinterest from Kristen Cards and Creations....hers was grey and pink.  I wanted to make mine a bit more masculine.

I used retired SU designer series paper (Thoroughly Modern) for the banners and hearts.  In order to make long banners, I just ran the point part (Banner Framelits) through the Big Shot.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Good Greetings
Paper - Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink - Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Banner Framelits, Heart Punch, dimensionals

Grateful Hearts


I saw this beautiful card on Pinterest from Sabrina Radoch (GlimmerCraft blog).  I wanted to re-create it for my husband for Valentine's Day using the stamps/ribbon I had.  Each is beautiful on it's own..... thanks Sabrina for your inspiration!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - En Francais, So Very Grateful
Paper - Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Banner Framelits, Satin Ribbon (Basic Black), Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots, Itty Bitty Accents Punch (Heart)


Big Day CASE

 

I found Paula Dobson's card (in Blue) on Pinterest and LOVED IT!!!!!  So, I had to make one for myself (in Green).
Thanks so much Paula....your card is a beauty in blue!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Big Day
Paper - Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive Blendabilities, Memento Ink, Versamark, Color Lifter
Accessories - Grosgrain Ribbon (Old Olive), Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy

Hope Blooms



I saw this layout in Cardmaker Magazine, and wanted to play with the stamps/papers that I had.  I like how it came out.
I used the colors Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive (Old Olive is one of my favorite colors!).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Bloom with Hope
Paper - Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Ink, Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories - Big Shot, Ovals Collection

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More Birthday Kindness


I really love how this card evolved.  I wanted to use just the image (not the words) in the "Love is Kindness" stamp, so I masked the words before I ink it with Memento ink.

I was looking for a sentiment that would fit in the lower left (as the image was standing up at that point).  I finally realized that I could lay the image on it's side....thus giving me plenty of room for the sentiment (from the "And Many More" stamp set. Perfect!

I had first thought to dry emboss the white background, but figured that would be too plain.  So when I saw the dots in the "Endless Birthday Wishes" stamp set.... I said that would work better.

Voila! It's a beauty!



Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Endless Birthday Wishes, Love is Kindness, And Many More
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Memento Ink, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Endless Blast

I wanted to try working out of my comfort zone and use colors that I don't usually use on a card.  I used a color combo from the color coach -- and I love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Banner Blast, Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Banner Punch,

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Amazing Milestone Birthday

To an amazing Father-in-law who is turning 80!!!!  This sentiment is just perfect for a milestone birthday!
I used manly colors of Blue, Black and White!

Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Amazing Birthday
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Decorative Dots TIEF, Stitched Satin Ribbon (Lost Lagoon), dimensionals. scissors

Monday, January 19, 2015

And Many Flowers

I saw this lovely color combo on Lisa Martz card (right) that I just wanted to try it myself (mine's on the left!).  The color combo I used was Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.  I also used her floral arrangement too.... I thought it so cute!  So adorable for my niece's birthday too!

Thanks Lisa for your inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flower Patch, And Many More
Paper - Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink - Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories - Big Shot, Honeycomb TIEF, Stitched Satin Ribbon (Blackberry Bliss), Basic Pearls

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fabulous Birthday

Working on a few Birthday cards today!  This one is for my nephew!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Fabulous Four, Amazing Birthday
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink - Lost Lagoon
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Banners Framelits, Dazzling Details, Circle Punch (non-SU), White Ribbon (non-SU)

Endless Flower


I saw this card (on the right), created by Dorte Kebling, on Pinterest and wanted to create a card (mine's on the left!) that was very similar to hers.  Thanks Dorte.... I love the deep red and crumb together on your card!

I chose to use Rich Razzleberry instead of Red on my card.... with a touch of Pink Pirouette!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Endless Birthday Wishes, Flower Shop, Something to Say
Paper - Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Basic Pearls

Trio of Thanks


I needed a few Thank you cards, but I didn't want them all to look the same.  Well, I guess they sort of do.... yet I made them all different colors, as well as different embossing on the top!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Fabulous Four
Paper - Mellow Moss, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink - Mellow Moss, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon
Accessories - Stitched Satin Ribbon (Mellow Moss, Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon); Basic Rhinestones, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Beautifully Baroque TIEF, Decorative Dots TIEF, Big Shot

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Legoland2014 - MDSM94

 
Working on another page for our 2015 Calendar with our visit to Legoland this year. 
The sketch challenge is from the MDS Monday Blog.  You may view the challenge and all the wonderful pages created with it here:

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Basic Black
Embellishment - A Split Second (chevron - recolored Real Red)
Punch - Square and Circle (Real Red, Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue); Square (filled w/Garden Green DSP)
Font - LegoThick (Brilliant Blue and Basic Black); Leelawadee (Brilliant Blue)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake - MDSM93

I had fun creating this page for the MDS Monday Blog Challenge (MDSM93).  You may view the challenge here:

Mike and I spent went to my brother's house for Thanksgiving.  My brother and I love to get together and bake something from scratch, so when he wanted to try baking a Pumpkin Cheesecake.... I couldn't say no.  We had a lot of fun! The cheesecake turned out so well that our other family members thought we bought it from The Cheesecake Factory!  And it tasted great too!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Background paper - Feast of Thanks DSP #6
Punch - Square (Feast of Thanks DSP #4 and #7)
Embellishments - Feast of Thanks (leaves); Sweet Shop (cake -recolored Early Espresso); Round Button (Chocolate Chip); Sweet Sorbet (thread)
Stamp Brush Set - Blossoms Abound (swirl - Early Espresso)
Font - Pristina & Poor Richard(Early Espresso)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

2014 Christmas Cards

I decided to create my own Christmas Cards, and thought a 6x6 card would be a different size choice than the norm.

When I received them in the mail, they really turned out beautiful! However, when I went to place them in the envelope.... the card did not fit. Come to find out, the envelope size is a 6x6 instead of the 6.25x6.25 needed. So, I needed to trim 1/8" from each side (tedious!).

I will need to wait until Monday to call Stampin' Up! to discuss why this happened and to hopefully resolve the issue in the future. ****Update*** I did call Stampin' Up! on Monday and they would have mailed out to me the correct size envelopes for my cards.  But, since I had already trimmed my cards to fit the envelopes, they will make sure that this does not happen to future orders.

Supplies Used:
Background paper - Very Vanilla
Punches - Square (filled w/Textured Cardstock - Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake)
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestones
Stamp Brush Set - Endless Wishes (snowflake and words - Pool Party, Crumb Cake); Love Story (chevron - Pool Party and Crumb Cake)
Font - Broach(Very Vanilla)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving - MDSM92

Working on another page for our 2015 Calendar with 'Places we've been in 2014'.  Here was our trip to Cleveland to visit family. We stayed at my brother's house.  One of the many things we love about staying at his house is that he has a fabulous fireplace.  The weather cooperated and was very cold many days, so a fire was lit almost everyday of our visit!  We are so thankful for family AND for the many opportunities that we have to visit!

I created this page using only part of a double-page spread that I saw on the MDS Monday blog.  You may view their challenge here: 

I may use the other sketch on a different scrapbook page, but that will be completed on a different day. =)

Supplies Used:
Background - Early Espresso
Punch - Square (filled w/Feast of Thanks #6, #7 and #8)
Stamp Brush Set - Love Story (heart strings)
Embellishments - Feast of Thanks (leaves, nut, acorn, and wheat); Sweet Sorbet (thread- Summer Starfruit and knot - Calypso Coral recolored Early Espresso); Round Button (Chocolate Chip)
Font - Adorable (Early Espresso)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Twin Boys

I needed a quick baby shower card for my cousin who is having twin boys!!!!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Best of Brides and Babies, And Many More
Paper - Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Blendabilities (Skin Tone, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight)

Friday, November 14, 2014

RoozenGaarde

 

I completed my two-page spread of our trip to the RoozenGaarde Tulip fields in Skagit Valley (back from April 2014). What a spectacular place.... I love spring flowers -- tulips are my favorite!!!!  If you take a look at my previous post..... these two pages compliment the cover page in our photobook.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Basic Black
Stamp Brush Set - Presto Patterns Overlays (Pear Pizzazz)
Embellishments - Blossoms Abound (flowers)
Font - CK Teen Scene (Pear Pizzazz)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tulip Fields - MDSM90

I started our 2014 photobook today with this cover page of our trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April 2014.  I will create a two-page spread to go along with it.  It's such a beautiful place with many different types and colors of tulips.

I used the sketch I found on the MDS Monday blog.  You may view the challenge here:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Background paper - Basic Black
Stamp Brush Set - Presto Patterns Overlays (Certainly Celery); Blossoms Abound (leaf - Certainly Celery and flowers - Crisp Cantaloupe)
Embellishments - Blossoms Abound (flowers, leaves and journaling box); Poly Stitched Ribbon (Pear Pizzazz
Font - Adorable (Whisper White and Basic Black)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sunshine and Sand - MDSM89

Playing with the challenge found on the MDS Monday Blog.  You may view the challenge and all the pages created with it here: http://mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2014/11/mdsm89-lets-use-stripes.html

In creating the strips of paper behind the photos, I used photo boxes and chose the 'option' to 'Rip Edges' to make them look like washi tape.  Also, I created my own DSP with the Baja Breeze Dots on Whisper White paper. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Background Paper - Whisper White
Punches - Square (filled w/Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze DSP)
Stamp Brush Set - Natural Composition Overlays (Sahara Sand); Splatter Tool (Whisper White and Baja Breeze); Spring Break II (word 'sunshine' - Whisper White); Free Label This (word 'sand' - Whisper White)
Font - Chalkdust (Whisper White)
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