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Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the color challenge I pretty quickly decided on the Forever Blossoms stamp set to help me out!  This is a gorgeous bundle that’s part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite.  And I thought it would be perfect with our colors!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Mini Curvy Keepsakes Glow Lantern Decorations

Morning, y’all!  Happy Sunday!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not – but you’d like to see how to make these fun decorations, here’s the replay. 🙂

A customer – and friend! – asked me about using Vellum and battery tea lights with the Mini Curvy Keepsake dies.  She also asked about using the Delicata inks on the Vellum.  So…I did it all – and made some Christmas and wedding/anniversary decorations.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 3-D Project, Anniversary, Bridal Shower, Christmas, Holiday, New Product, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Vintage Well Written Path of Petals Anniversary

Hey y’all!  How’s the haps on this Tuesday?

Last week my friend in Colorado asked me for a special Anniversary card for some good friends of hers who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary.  Which is pretty darned cool!  I asked for some specifics and wrote down: grasses/prairie, horses, down-to-earth, vintage.

Then I stewed for a while.  I flipped pages in the catalog for ideas.  I knew I wanted to use the Friendly Silhouettes Dies for the grasses.  And the Let It Ride set for the horse element.  I also figured Well Said/Well Written for the sentiments.  But I wanted a…..better?…sentiment, too.  I finally found it in the Path of Petals stamp set.  And I saw a fun card front treatment in the catalog, sooo…putting it all together, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

I started with a Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes card.  I matted some Mossy Meadow 6″ x 6″ DSP (from the Neutrals pack) on Mossy Meadow card stock for the card front.

Then I pulled out the Come Sail Away DSP and cut 6 – 1″ x 4″ strips of the newsprint design.  I used my Paper Snips to rough up the edges of each strip and then sponged them with Crumb Cake using Sponge Daubers.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the strips to the card front and then added mini staples (from a non-Stampin’ Up! stapler) for a vintage-y decoration.

With the grasses die in the Friendly Silhouettes Dies, I cut one in Gold Foil (50th Anniversary!), one in Mossy Meadow and one from an extra piece of a Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Card.  I adhered the Mossy Meadow die cut to the Gold die cut – offsetting them a bit for some depth – using Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue (and added a couple more mini staples).

I stamped “Anniversary” from the Well Said stamp set in Early Espresso on more of the Come Sail Away DSP.  Over the word I stamped the grazing horses from Let It Ride in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Nested Label Die, roughed up the edges with the Snips and sponged it with Crumb Cake.

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and used them to wind/adhere a few loops of Linen Thread and popped it onto the card front – nestling it down in the grasses a little.

I used the die from Well Written to cut a Gold Foil “Happy” and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

To finish it off, I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Over top I added a simple bow in Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.  Finally, I added a Gold Metallic Pearl – and the card was done!

For the inside, I added the Let It Ride horses in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake to a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the top, using my Stamparatus, I added the perfectly perfect sentiment from Path of Petals in Mossy Meadow.   I used Liquid Glue to add about a half of the Friendly Silhouettes grasses that I’d cut earlier from the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Card.  I finished up with another Gold Metallic Pearl.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Card, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The matching Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Envelope got more Crumb Cake Let It Ride grazing horses on the front…

…and I added a Come Sail Away DSP Envelope Liner (I traced the shape of the liner that comes with the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, then fussy cut it – and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake) with Liquid Glue.

Et Voila!  So…uses a lot of elements, yes.  Has multiple steps…yes.  But – nothing very hard – and I think they pieces and parts all come together to create the card I was going for!  I love the versatility of the Well Said stamp set and Well Written Dies – and the wonderful sentiment from Path of Petals is just right for an Anniversary or Wedding card.  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Retired Products De-Stash BlowOut Sale!

Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you!  Head over and see what’s left – and what great values you can get on these pre-packaged boxes of SU! goodness! 🙂

Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used.  The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box.  No swapping between boxes please.

I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from!  Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!

The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each.  I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States.  PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.

The boxes are all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment.  After that, it will go to the next person in line.

Click right here to head over and see what’s left!  


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


TODAY AND TOMORROW AND THEN?… GONE!!

You’ve got just THREE more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.

It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

 

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until 31 July!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes:  Card base and envelope; Friendly Silhouettes Die cut grass on inside

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 6″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Friendly Silhouettes Die cut grasses

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (inner liner)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (Mossy Meadow): 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (card front)

Gold Foil: Friendly Silhouettes Die cut grass; Well Written die cut sentiment

Sailing Home DSP: 1″ x 4″ strips (x6 – for card front); 3 1/8″ Nested Label Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (envelope liner)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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Finn Fan Fix


Apparently I wasn’t paying enough attention to The Man and Mr. Reindeer yesterday afternoon.

So – The Man brought Mr. Reindeer VERY CLOSE!!

It was pretty close – and moving fast! – so…sorta hard to get a picture.

He.  Was. On. A. Mission.

The mission was successful.  And – interestingly – Katy just watched in disgust.  But she didn’t leave.

Younger brothers are just something dignified cats have to deal with, I suppose.

Insert long-suffering-feline-sigh…

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Anniversary, Bonus Days, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Retired Products Sale, Special Promotions, Vintage | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ UP! Come Sail Away Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  Have you been scouring the Retiring List?  Making sure you’ve grabbed up your favorites?  Are you one of those folks who does NOT own Lovely as a Tree – and figured it would “be available forever and ever and no need to buy it now!”??  Well…uhm…yea.  That’s not happening!  So…don’t assume your faves will always be here – get them NOW!  Just sayin’!

As the old and wonderful get ready to take their swan song, the NEW and wonderful are waiting in the wings to WOW you!  One of those is the new Come Sail Away Suite that I demo’d this past weekend.  I thought I’d show one of those samples to you today – in a little more detail – so that you can get a really good look at the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies – all available to customers on 4 Jun!  Take a look-see:

This one is easier to make than you might think – so…here we go! 🙂

I started with a piece of Night of Navy card stock and the Seaside TIEF (which is on the Retiring List, folks – so….be sure you get it before you can’t!).  With my Craft Whisper White Ink Pad, I swiped across the DEBOSSING side of the TIEF – so the indented side.  I made sure I had good coverage then carefully placed the Night of Navy panel in the folder and ran it thru the Big Shot.  When it came out – boom!!  Instant “water” – which I enhanced even more by brushing Clear Wink of Stella over the raised “waves”.

I matted the panel on Sahara Sand to create the card front.

Next up, using the grasses die in the new Smooth Sailing Dies – available on 4 June! – I cut one from Old Olive and two from Mossy Meadow.  These I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue – only at the bottom of the die cuts, letting the tops sort of “float”.  See what I did there? 😉

I did the same with a grass die cut from Vellum card stock – did you hear me mention on the demonstration that there is COLORED Vellum in the new 20190-2020 Annual Catalog?  Yep – it’s in the Perennial Essence Vellum pack 12″ x 12″ sheets in Old Olive, Petal Pink and So Safffron!  Whoo-hooo!

The anchor, from the Sailing Home stamp set, is stamped in Sahara on Whisper White and cut with the matching die from the Smooth Sailing Die set.  I used a length of the new Night of Navy & Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine (part of the Suite and coming on 4 June), looped it thru the top of the die cut anchor, tied a knot and then adhered the anchor on with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Sailing Home sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White, cut it out with the label die in Smooth Sailing, and popped it over all the sea grass and anchor with Dimensionals.

Some Pearl Basic Jewels scattered here and there finished off the card front!

On the inside, on a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the anchor in Sahara Sand.  Then, I used my Sponge Daubers and the card stock “stencils” created when I cut the grasses for the card front! – to sponge some grass on and around the anchor in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated the Sailing Home/Smooth Sailing stamping and stencil sponging on the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and then I stamped the anchor onto the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How excited are you about this Come Sail Away Suite?!?  This product suite has so many good elements in it – and it’s going to be an awesome tool for all your crafting needs – especially for creating those frequently-problematic masculine cards.  I hope you like – and have now written this suite down as one of your first purchases when the new catty comes out in June!  Unless you want it RIGHT NOW.  I can help you with that!  Give me a shout! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S. Be sure to check out the Seaside TIEF and all the other great products that are retiring soon – get them while they last! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: HW762NTC

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2019 Retired Products List!

Here’s the Deets:

Promotion Dates: April 15–June 3, 2019

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to any order
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets may be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party only.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 9.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • Discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out!
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

Click here to open the list….

PDF Format:

2019 Occasions Catalog Retiring Products     2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring Products

Excel Spreadsheet Format (download):

2019 Occasions Catalog Retiring Products    2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring Products

Or…click these links to go to my Online Store for the most up-to-date information!

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Carryover Clear-Mount and Wood-Mount Stamps

The lists sort of make it look like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired – but that is not the case.  Rather, the stamp sets currently offered in clear-mount or wood-mount (in the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog), that ARE carrying over – are simply being transitioned to Cling Mount.

These transition sets that will be in the 2019–2020 annual catalog –  will continue to be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).  If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Click here to see the list of stamp sets that ARE carrying over as Cling sets. 🙂

Any other stamp sets on the 2018-19 Annual Catalog retiring list that are NOT on this list will be retired.  Sorry again for the confusion!  Stampin’ Up! is aware of it and hopefully will be posting an updated list for us.


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Smooth Sailing Die cut (sentiment); Smooth Sailing die cut anchor; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8 (inner liner)

Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Vellum Card Stocks: Smooth Sailing die cut grasses


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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Finn Fan Fix

No new pictures of the Man until I can get home to take them! 🙁

TTFN

M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Anniversary, Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, masculine, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Retiring Products | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! To Have & To Hold Lovely Lattice

Happy Friday!  And – it’s the last work day before we get to go back to the best time of the year.  I speak, of course, of Daylight Savings Time!  The time of later light at night.

And yes – I know – it’s dark longer in the morning – but that’ll fix itself in good time!

Folks – it’s the presaging of SPRING!

Just squint yer eyes real hard and ignore that snow and nasty cold rain outside – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

Almost.  Spring.

Now – a lot of folks get married in the Spring, and – some years ago – my friend’s parents did, too!  Since we’ve known them, we’ve been pulled into their family – we have holiday dinners and celebrations with them.  So…it’s only fitting that I make an Anniversary card for them.  And how handy that SU! released the perfect set in the Occasions catalog – called To Have & To Hold.  And I paired it with the FREE Lovely Lattice stamp set!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Anniversary, Joining Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Floral Romance

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m glad to be back home again!  It was a good trip – learned a lot that’ll help me when I go for the longer haul in February.  Like…the hotel will be just fine for setting up my stampin’ spot.  It’s right next door to the Post Office.  AND – there’s all sorts of places to eat and shop right there, too – including an IKEA!

Whoo-hoo!

Oh – and I learned some work-related things, too – so…there’s that! LOL

So – on to the card!  I think we can all agree that one of the most beautiful-est suites in the new 2019 Occasions catalog is the Floral Romance, yes?  Part of that is the Floral Romance Specialty DSP, for sure – you guys have seen it and know it’s gorgeous!  And there’s also the Wonderful Romance Bundle – which includes the Wonderful Floral Framelits!  I used ALL of those in today’s project.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Anniversary, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, Retiring Products, Special Promotions | Tags: , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Labeler Petal Palette Heart Happiness

Friday at last!  Sheesh – these “long” weeks are a booger, aren’t they?? 😉

I’ve got a quick and easy card for you today – just in time for Valentine’s Day or…a friend’s anniversary!  I made it with the Heart Happiness and Petal Palette stamp sets, a little Petal Passion DSP and the Labeler Alphabet stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

I need this card in a couple of weeks, but the challenge from The Paper Players this week spurred me to make it now! Continue reading

Categories: Anniversary, Congratulations, Joining Special, Love, Special Promotions, Valentine's Day, Wedding | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Petals and Sunshine for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I decided to use some of the Petal Passion DSP and another elements from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, plus a pretty Gold Foil sentiment made with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Anniversary, Feminine, Friendship, Love, Valentine's Day, Wedding | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  I really actually did!  Got cards made, signed up a new demonstrator into the Critters-N-Creatin’ Knew (Hi, Lynda!!), did a video last night – and still got a few naps, a little extra sleep, a few movies watched and the grocery shopping done!  Boom! 🙂

So yesterday, I gave you a tease of my card for my Facebook Live video.  Here’s a reminder.

Well, the more I looked at that card – the less I liked it.  So…I started over on Sunday morning.  And I did about 4 different embossed card fronts before I found the one that made me happy.  Still used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  Take a look-see:

If you joined me last night, you got to see how I made this one.  If not – you can check it out right here on YouTube! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Sneak Peek

Good mornin’!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I’ve been pretty darned lazy so far – so this day I need to hit it a little.  But it was really nice to sort of laze around yesterday – watched some movies.  Took a couple of naps.  Did a little grocery shopping!  🙂

As is becoming my habit – I’m going to tease you a little with this post!  Tonight, I’ll be playing with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  I’ll go live on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page at 8pm Eastern, so I hope you’ll join me.  Here’s a peek at what I’ll be making!

Hmmm – is that a brick wall behind the flowers?  Made with…Embossing Paste?!? Continue reading

Categories: Anniversary, Feminine, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

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