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Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love With Coffee Cafe for the Stamp Ink Paper #146

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday so…time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

I pulled out an old standby – the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching Coffee Cups Framelits, plus the Coffee Break DSP for this one.  And added a little smattering of new goodies!  Take a look-see:

 

Our Stamp Ink Paper challenge #146 is a theme challenge and it’s…Food and Drink.  I like both food AND drink, so this one was right up my alley.

 

I borrowed a layout from this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

I started with a piece of the Coffee Break DSP and embossed it in the new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF, then matted it on Grapefruit Grove card stock (available 1 June!) for the card front.

Next up is some of the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP (available on 2 May for customers in the early release!), matted on Grapefruit Grove and adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse (or Liquid Glue!).

I stamped the cup outline and sentiment from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White and cut it out with the matching die in the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I also cut a lid from a piece of Early Espresso card stock – and adhered it to the top of the cup with Liquid Glue.

The little heart stopper is stamped in Blushing Bride on Whisper White, cut with its die, and adhered to the lid with the Liquid Glue.

I cut a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered it with Glue Dots to the card front.  Then I put a bunch of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my coffee cup and used them to wind several loops of Linen and Gold Metallic Threads.  I popped the cup onto the card front – over the Burlap Ribbon.

I added a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes – in heart shaped and round – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the espresso beans in Early Espresso – stamped off twice first – in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a second sentiment over the top in full-strength Early Espresso.  Across the bottom is a line of the little hearts in Blushing Bride.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Blushing Bride Coffee Cafe hearts across the front…


…and more of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The older mixes with the new perfectly, don’t you think?  I’m so pleased that the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits are carrying over, aren’t you?  But!  You need to remember that – if you don’t have them yet – the bundle price will go away when the new catalog comes out.  So – if you’re wanting them – snap ’em up right now when you can save 10%!  And – be ready to order the Gotta Have it All Share What You Love Bundle on 1 May!  Hope you like!

TTFN


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Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!


You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Share What You Love Specialty DSP and Grapefruit Grove Card Stock will be available on 1 May in the Early Release!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Coffee Cups Framelits die cut lid

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for DSP panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Coffee Cups die cut cup

Coffee Break DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 2 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Guys – a bad thing happened yesterday.

And – this isn’t one of my tongue-in-cheek bad things.

Finn was in the pasture, playing with the ponies.  Being a dog.  Like always.

They were playing back.  Being horses.  Also like always.

And – I guess he zigged when he should have zagged.

I didn’t see what happened.

All I saw is him laying motionless in the pasture.  With the girls standing over him wondering what the problem was.

A very long day ensued.  With a lot of panic thrown in.  I was sure he was dead – he’d actually been knocked unconscious (he must have been kicked).

My neighbor – thank God – was home and came racing to help – we were in the back of the back pasture (this is why I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have my cell phone.  ALL.  WAYS).  I had been on foot – no vehicle and a long way from the barn.  I couldn’t carry him, you guys.  And I couldn’t leave him by himself.

All I could do was talk to him and call the vet and keep the nosy-nellies off him.

It was…fairly horrible.

He did wake up even before my friend arrived – and had the energy to growl and bark at the girls.  And he tried to wiggle a greeting when Gilbert arrived.  Both of which eased my fear only slightly.

As I type this on Monday afternoon – this happened Monday morning – he’s at the vet, where he’s been all day.  I’ll go soon to take him to an emergency clinic where he can be monitored overnight.

When I called a little bit ago – the vet said it didn’t appear that there was any brain involvement – which is a very good thing.  He does have an open injury in his front sinus – which will heal.

And – I’m sure he’s got one whopper of a headache.

So – please.  If you’d all keep my sweet fur-child in your prayers tonight, I would be most grateful.

I know this is going to make you sad – and I’m sorry for that.  But – I knew you’d want to know.

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Varied Vases Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s sketch week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?

I decided to play with one of the new stamp sets – actually a bundle! – in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  It’s Mary Fish’s Million Dollar set – called Varied Vases.  It’ll be available to customers on 1 June and will be bundled with the Vases Builder Punch.  To round it all out, I used the beautiful new Nature’s Poem DSP.  Take a look-see:

Our sketch for the hop challenge…

This Photopolymer stamp set and punch are really nice – the images are crisp and very easy to line up, and the sentiments are nicely varied for lots of different occasions!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP to a Cajun Craze mat for the card front.  Then I made the DSP strip – it’s the other side of the card front design! – matting it on Cajun Craze as well.

I used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the DSP.

With the Leaf Punch, I cut 4 Vellum card stock leaves and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the art/sentiment, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White card stock.  With the line image from the Varied Vases set, I stamped the flower outline in Soft Suede.  Then I added the color – with a fill-in image – in new Grapefruit Grove (coming on 1 June!).  I also used Grapefruit Grove to add the pretty little Varied Vases sentiment.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, I stamped the vase image in Cajun Craze and punched it out using the Vases Builder Punch.  Then I popped it over the stem of the flower with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added more Dimensionals to the back of the circle and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread, then I popped it all onto the card front.

A tiny bow of Linen Thread on the vase and a single Pearl Basic Jewel finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Varied Vases in Grapefruit Grove on a Whisper White panel.  I added the flower image again – this  time stamping the images off twice before stamping the panel.  And then I added one more little Pearl Basic Jewel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Soft Suede and Grapefruit Grove Varied Vases flowers on the front.  And I added a Cajun Craze vase…

…and the envelope flap got some more of the Nature’s Poem DSP.

Et Voila!  Folks – Varied Vases is such a wonderful stamp set and when combined with the bundled Vases Builder – I do believe this is going to be a heavy favorite when the new catalog goes live on 1 June!  And, there aren’t enough superlatives for the Nature’s Poem DSP – it is just so gorgeous!  Hope you like – and are busily adding it to your GottaHaveItGottaGetItNow list!! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN


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You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Varied Vases bundle, Nature’s Poem DSP and Grapefruit Grove ink will be available to customers on 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP strip on front)

Nature’s Poem DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip on front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Vases Builder punched vase

Vellum Card Stock: Leaf Punch leaves – x 4

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 Finn Fan Fixes on Blog Hop Days!

Categories: Any Occasion, Feminine, For You, Friendship, General, Just Hello! | Tags: , , | 23 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bunch for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re doing projects with a Feminine bent!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I pulled out a wonderful bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  My peeps – this stamp set and framelits is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog – but…it won’t be bundled!  So – if you love it – get it now and save yourself 10%!  Just sayin’…  I layered the bouquet over some Tutti-Frutti DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Special Celebrations In Every Season Sneak Peek for Stamp Ink Paper #145

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday so…time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

I decided to use a stamp set from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog – and it’s one that I WON on a Prize Patrol!  It’s called In Every Season – and it’s one that grabbed my eye the moment I saw it as I flipped thru the glorious pages of the catty!

Notice there are 12 flowers?  Perfect for a 12-month calendar. Or a sampler.  Or an inchie card!

I used one of the flowers – and a sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set (carrying over!) – plus some ombre sponging to make my card.  Take a look-see:


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Categories: Feminine, For You, Friendship, Sneak peek, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Watts of Courage for the World Autism Day Blog Hop!


Good morning, y’all!  Today I’m fortunate to be taking part in a wonderful Blog Hop celebrating World Autism Awareness Day (which is…well…today!) 🙂

While I’m not directly affected by autism, did you know that as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism?  And this number is on the rise.  Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at the startling rate of 10-17% per year. At this rate, estimates state that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.  And, autism knows no racial, ethnic, social boundaries, family income, lifestyle, or educational levels and can affect any family, and any child.

So – to show my support on World Autism Day, I made a card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and…Watts of Occasions!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Best Wishes, Encouragement, Friendship, General, Just Because, Love, Thinking Of You, World Autism Day | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Hanging Garden for the Stamp Ink Paper # 143

Good morning!  It’s Tuesday – which means it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  

I’ve got another Twist and Pop-out card for you today – I told you I would! 🙂  Today’s version, though, is a much different look!  I used Wood Textures DSP and the Sale-A-Bration Blossoming Basket bundle (you’ve got 5 more days to get this gorgeous bundle for free with a $100 purchase!) and the lovely Hanging Garden stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  Take a look-see:

Our Stamp Ink Paper challenge #143 is a theme this week – hope you’ll come play along! Continue reading

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, Fun Fold card, General, Joining Special, Paper Pumpkin | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek and an Alternative!

Happy Friday, y’all!  Another weekend looms and hopefully it will be a nice one!  We’ve had a bit of a cold snap here – ever hear of “Dogwood Winter”??  Yea.  Neither had I, but it appears to be a “thing” here in Georgia.  The Dogwoods bloom and we have another little bout of “winter”.  Hence…Dogwood Winter.

Who knew??

So – I got my March Paper Pumpkin the other day and pulled all the pieces and parts out.

It’s pretty gorgeous, y’all!

Instead of making the kit per the directions, I decided to make an alternative card with some of those wonderful elements – including the “special gift”!  And I added in a little embossing with the Petal Pair TIEF (free now during SAB with a $50 purchase!).  Take a look-see:

Now – if you want to see the May Good Things Grow kit as it was “planned” – here’s a quick video!  If you want to remain surprised when you open yours, scroll right on by! 🙂 Continue reading

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Love, Paper Pumpkin | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peacocks, Petals and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I pulled out a fun and pretty Sale-A-Bration stamp set – the Beautiful Peacock set from the first release – and combined it with a surprise addition to the SAB line-up – the wonderful Petals & More Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Can you guess the colors for this week’s challenge!? 🙂 Continue reading

Categories: Best Wishes, Engagement, Friendship, Paper Pumpkin, Special Promotions | Tags: , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Baskets and Butterflies

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  How’s the week going so far?

This card is one we made at our team meeting on Sunday!  I didn’t get it finished at the meeting, so I brought it home.  And made a few little changes from the original card.  It uses one of the coolest of the free Sale-A-Bration goodies – the Blossoming Basket bundle (available with a $100 purchase!).  Take a look-see:

We started with a Whisper White panel that we matted on Calypso Coral for the card front.  Then we adhered a Crumb Cake panel that was embossed in the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF! Continue reading

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Spring | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Wishes on Brusho Textures

Happy Happy Friday!  It’s a Springy day here in GA – warmer again, with some rain coming but a good weekend ahead!  Finn-y and I may hit the Puppy Tubs tomorrow cuz…we’re headed up to Amy’s for a team meeting on Sunday!  He is so looking forward to eating lunch with the ladies and making a few projects! And he really likes to be looking his best for his fans! 🙂

My card today was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest, made by Anne Matasci – you can check out her beautiful card right here!

I went a very different color direction than Anne did, choosing greens and neutrals for a very organic look.  And I used the Lovely Wishes stamp set for my floral images.  Take a look-see:

And the reason I aimed for this color scheme is the The Card Concept challenge this week.

I started with a piece of Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor paper to make my “tiles”.  With my Aqua Painter, I wet the paper pretty liberally.  Then I sprinkled it with the Moss Green powder in the Brusho set.  Using the Aqua Painter, I squished the color around to spread it and soften it.  Finally, I sprinkled some more of the Brusho on and left those “bursts” alone.  I carefully soaked up some extra water with the edge of a paper towel and let the panel dry naturally.

When the paper was dry, I cut it into 9 – 1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ tiles.  Then I pulled out my Soft Suede ink pad and Timeless Textures stamp set.  I used the flourish image full strength on three tiles, then I stamped three more with the dots image and three more in the grid image in stamped-off-once ink.

I stamped various images from the Lovely Wishes stamp set on the tiles in Always Artichoke ink and filled in the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I built the card front with an Old Olive panel and adhered the tiles with Liquid Glue.  There’s a gap in the tiles under the ribbon and sentiment banner.

I Fast Fuse’d the card front to a Very Vanilla mat, then wrapped a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around it all – covering the gap in the tiles – and securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  I looped four strands of the burlap ribbon that I’d pulled out of another length and secured them to the card front – under the ribbon – with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Lovely Wishes in Soft Suede on a strip of Very Vanilla, edged it with my Old Olive Marker, and adhered it to the ribbon with Liquid Glue.

The embellishment is a Linen Thread double-loop Billie Moan bow (sorry – it had to be done!), a tiny bow from Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine, a True Gentleman Button, and two Touches of Nature Elements leaves.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I simply stamped some more of the Lovely Wishes leaves and flowers in Always Artichoke on a Very Vanilla panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive and Very Vanilla mat and into my Soft Suede card base, Fast Fuse’d the front on as well, and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Lovely Wishes in Always Artichoke on the front…

…and on the back, straddling the edge of the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m still not very comfortable with the Brusho, but…I loved this technique with the small Lovely Wishes floral images and bits of Timeless Textures.  It turned out very organic and collage-y and…I hope you like it as much as I do!

TTFN

Mary  


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New Sale-A-Bration Freebies!

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There’s a whole new list of goodies that you can select for your free gifts during Sale-A-Bration in addition to the goodies in the previous flyers!  Check out the flyer – you could get the beautiful Sweet Soiree Framelits or the wondrous Petals & More Thinlits (hint: the March Tutorial – which you’ll get for FREE when you place a $50 or more order!! – just so happens to use the Petal Palette bundle!!).

Here’s the only catch – The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.  Click the picture below to get it to human-size!


Happy Shopping!


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″);

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and inner liners); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Old Olive Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and mat for inner liner)

Watercolor Paper: 1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ (x 9 – small panels on front)

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

Very early on, when Finn-y was just a young ‘un, I taught him a cardinal rule.

Never.  And I mean never ever ever – go in a horse stall.

Empty or otherwise.

Two reasons.

First?  Poop.  Horse poop.  Lots of it.  Which, in dog-land, is an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Golden Corral.

Ick.

That’s me, not him.

Second?  And even more importantly?  Horse.  Big ole horse who might be eating and might not take too kindly to a goofy dog lurking about in his bedroom.

So – that’s the rule.

Finn follows it pretty religiously.

Except…

No, Mom.  I was not in the stall vacuuming up Bo’s dropped feed.

I don’t know where this horse stall bedding all over my nose came from.

It depends on your definition of…”in“!

Now.  About that bite of carrot…

TTFN
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