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Stampin’ Up! Window Shopping Birthday Candles – Two Ways!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’m one day and a wake-up away from heading to Savannah!  OnStage here I come!  Oh – and CenterStage, too!!  Whoo-hoo!  When I get back, I’m gonna be full of new ideas and in possession of the new catalog, some fun swag (stamp sets and new papers and….oh, who knows what goodness there will be!!)  I tell ya – it’s a great time of the year to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!! 🙂

My card for today comes from the Window Shopping bundle – available now in the Occasions catalog as a 10% off bundle! – and is a quick and easy Birthday card!  Take a look-see:


Pssst…that’s Night of Navy even though it looks like its black! 🙂

I did a CASE-piration from the Succeed Magazine (Stampin’ Up! publication for demonstrators) for the idea for the card.

The color scheme is from the Global Design Project color challenge this week…


I made this card as a smaller Note Card – perfect for adding to the inside of a gift box!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  First, I cut the Window Box Thinlits candles and then I stamped the sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set in Night of Navy, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I wanted it.

Behind the candles, using some dabs of Liquid Glue, I adhered a small piece of So Saffron card stock (behind the flames) and a piece of Night of Navy card stock (behind the candles).  Then I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and then to a Night of Navy mat.


I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a small bow.  To finish it off, I used my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker to gently color the bottom parts of the sentiment.  I added a few So Saffron Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the cupcake image from the Window Shopping stamp set across the bottom of a Whisper White panel in So Saffron.


I SNAILd the panel to So Saffron and Night of Navy mats and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

I used an envelope from the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes set, and stamped more So Saffron Window Shopping cupcakes across the front…


And I added a second Window Shopping sentiment in Night of Navy to the envelope flap, plus another couple of cupcakes.


Here’s where I’d usually say “Et Voila!” – but first…


I made the same card – but used Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette to make it a more feminine card!  Same.  Exact.  Card.  Different color scheme!  Easy Peasy!


Et Voila!  This is a really fun bundle – and this card doesn’t even get to the actual box that’s made with the Window Box Thinlits.


Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


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It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

 

Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Tomorrow’s the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop, so I’ll be back bright and early at 7am Eastern!

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 10″ (card base, scored and folded at 5″); 

Night of Navy/Blushing Bride Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 2″ (behind the candles)

So Saffron Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 5/9″ (Second mats for card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 2″ (behind the candle flames)

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….

Like many/most pet parents, we have many names for Finn.

Finny

Finn-win

Finny Winny

Finn Chewie

Finnius Winnius

Finn Deatherage – usually a sign that he’s not exactly minding at that moment in time….

Doggalus

Dog-doogala

And sometimes…juuuust…beggar dog…

Apparently he thought that he might get a piece of the fish from his mom.  Who started a diet this week.  And finds herself a little hangry at times.

Sorry, little dude, ain’t gonna happen! 🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday, Kids | Tags: , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Window Shopping For a Birthday Tasty Treat and a Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re having a good weekend.  My plan for the day includes a hair cut – and I’m more than ready.  It’s driving me crazy!  Did y’all see the news coverage about the huge fire on I-85 that resulted in part of the highway collapsing!?  That stretch of our most congested commute thoroughfare is going to be closed for a long time – some estimates are thru the Fall!  So…traffic is going to be a bear everywhere as folks adjust and find new routes.  Which is always fun to think about, heh??

My card for today uses the fun Window Shopping stamp set, and I added a little Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to make a sweet birthday card.  See what I did there? 🙂  

Take a look-see:


I used the Mojo Monday sketch this week for my layout (I turned it on the side…):


And the soft color palette is from these yummy looking cupcakes at the Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge.


I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the little splotches image in the Playful Backgrounds stamp set, I stamped all over it in Pink Pirouette and stamped-off-once Soft Sky and Mint Macaron.  I was channeling the sprinkles on the cupcakes!  When I had as many sprinkles as I wanted, I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat.


I SNAILd a piece of Chocolate Chip paper from the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to a piece of Mint Macaron card stock and SNAILd it to the card front.  Over that I adhered a Lace Doily white-side-up with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the Window Shopping stamp set, is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a piece of Whisper White.  I added the little cupcake images – also from Window Shopping! – in Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals  To finish it off, I added a “faux bow” by snugly tying a short piece of the Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second sentiment from Window Shopping in Chocolate Chip in to a Whisper White panel.  I added a couple more Pink Pirouette cupcakes by the sentiment.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron panel and into a Pink Pirouette card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added Window Shopping cupcakes across the bottom in Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron…


…and added some more Playful Backgrounds splotches in Pink Pirouette and stanped-off-once Soft Sky and Mint Macaron to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Easy, peasy and tasty, too!  I love the bold sentiments in the Window Shopping stamp set and, of course, they also coordinate with the beautiful Window Box Framelits. Hope you like!  If you don’t have this bundle in your tool box, hurry to get it before the Occasions Catalog goes away at the end of May!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Oh!  Were you wanting the Blog Candy winner?  Well……I added all the entries to the handy Random Name Picker at miniwebtool.com and….drum roll….

Whoo-hoo, Karren – congratulations!  I’ll get this out to you as soon as I can.  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks to all of you who placed orders and got your names in the pot!

Tomorrow I’m taking part in a wonderful Blog Hop to benefit Autism Speaks – along with a whole host of truly talented card makers.  You’re going to want to take some time to hop thru all the projects, and hopefully make a teensy donation to the cause!  We go live at 7am Eastern.  Hope you’ll join us!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for front DSP); 2 1/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment panel)

Tasty Treats Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


FINN-FAN FIX….

I suppose I’ve probably mentioned to y’all that my ponies (I include Bo in the “ponies” group) like peppermints.  “Like” being too lukewarm a word for their obsessive love of peppermints!

And – have I also mentioned that Finn likes whatever the horses like?

Carrots?  Feed?  Pills? 😉

Well.  He also like peppermints.

What’s good for the goose, Mom…

So….I’m a bad mom.  In the morning, I give him a peppermint.  You would, too, if that face was gazing up at you so pitifully!

Just one.  And only in the morning.  And he takes it so politely and gently.

And then CHOMP – SMACK – CRUNCH – CHECK ALL AROUND FOR ANY FALLEN MORSELS….look up at Mom – is this the day she gives me two?!? 😉

He.  Loves.  Them.

In the evening – here’s my proof that I’m only a bad mom, not a terrible mom! – he sits politely and eats two pieces of carrot that he purloins from the girls.

What’s up with those ears??!

He takes these just as politely…

And then CHOMP – SMACK – CRUNCH – CHECK ALL AROUND FOR ANY FALLEN MORSELS….look up at Mom – is this the day she gives me three?!? 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird Goes Window Shopping

Good Saturday morning, y’all!  Hope you have a long weekend and perfect weather – like we do!  It’s just over 70 here and it’s not getting very cold at night, either.  My girls are a bit sweaty around the edges – and wishing the cold would come back.  But their parents are tickled to death – windows open in January!  Yes, ma’am!

In light of the pretty day – Finny had a play date yesterday with his friend Scout.  On this day, Scout came here for the party.  Once they were both loose, they started racing around like little twin dervishes.  Under the fence they went and ….splash!  Crossing the creek that runs down into the pond.  Galloped around the pond twice at full speed.  And then…

SppppaaalOOOOSh!

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…Scout decided to have a cool-off in the pond.  Finn didn’t know what to make of that.  He waded in a little ways, but…not going all the way. Nope.  Not gonna do it.

But, folks – it’s really only a matter of time.  I give it a few more warm days and he’s going to be out in the pond himself. I’ve watched him the last couple of days going a bit further in each time.  He’s going to be a swimmer! 🙂

Now – my card has nothing to do with swimming.  I made a card today that would be great to give to a good guy-friend.  Or  – we’ve all got a female friend who gets a little pale if a dress is mentioned, or lace shows up anywhere.  I used some Urban Underground DSP, a little Swirly Scribbles and a bold sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Window Shopping for All Things Thanks Sneak Peek

Happy Friday, y’all! Hope you’re getting ready for Christmas.  My preparations have been….slower…than I need them to be.  For no more momentous reason than sheer procastination!  But, I woke up at 3 on Thursday morning, stressing over all the “need-to-do’s” on my list.  I finally got up.  Not to do any of the things on the list – just to quit trying to sleep.

But – I did do a couple of those “need-to-do’s”, so at least I’ve started to whittle the list.

Finn had a big day.  He finally found….Buck’s old orthopedic bed.  Not sure why it’s taken him so long – maybe because he always saw the cats piled up on it – but today.  Today he found it!

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Finally!  A bed big enough for him to just lay flat as a flitter.  It’s pretty obvious he likes it, huh?  Ahhhhhh….

I think I’ve done as many Christmas cards as I need to do this year, don’t you?  If you still want or need more Christmas ideas – tell me in a comment, and I’ll do some more.  Otherwise, I think I’ll move on!

Which I did for today’s clean-and-simple Sneak Peek of the Window Shopping bundle and the All Things Thanks stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Window Box Thinlits Sneak Peek!

Before I get going… I need to say… A great icon has joined his brothers on the other side.  Godspeed, John Glenn, Godspeed. 🙁


Mornin’, y’all – the end of the week approacheth!  And so does Christmas!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  Can’t believe it! Ain’t ready for it!  No way – no how.

I don’t even have my tree up.  Which is way late for me!

I confess I might – might – be a little worried about the fate of the tree and any ornaments at Aussie nose height (which is getting higher all the time!).  It’s going to be a trick this year!

Speaking of Christmas – check out my Christmas cactus.  It’s looking beutimous this year!

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Finn cares not a lick about the cactus – other than enjoying the feeling of dining al fresco.  His only interaction with it is when he’s chasing a soda bottle around the kitchen and he slams into the table it’s sitting on.  Which is tall.  And sort of wobbly.  And going to come a cropper one of these days, I fear!

Yesterday, though, he was being a very good boy.  He helpfully picked up the scraps of card stock and DSP scattered under my table and then laid down right under my feet.  Cuz that’s handy!  Makes it a little difficult to roll to my Big Shot and cutter, don’tcha know?
But – we’re making progress towards my dream of having my loving dog sleeping peacefully at my feet while I make cards! 🙂

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Yes, he’s resting his head on the cord going to my light.  Like a cord-mmok.  I don’t know why.  But he was quiet and not meddling so….who am I to judge?? 🙂

Speaking of cards, I didn’t make one for you today!

I made a box, instead – using the soon-to-be-available Window Box Thinlits!  Remember a few weeks ago I made this wedding card?

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It used the 2017 Occasions Falling In Love DSP and Love Notes Framelits and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the Annual Catalog.

Using the Window Box Thinlits, more Falling in Love DSP and a second sentiment from Sunshine Wishes, I made a coordinating box.  Take a look-see:

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These Thinlits are really cool – and will let you do all sorts of fun things – especially when you combine them with the bundled Window Shopping stamp set.  When I got my Thinlits, I just jumped in and started trying to make a box.  I got two of the box pieces cut out – I knew that much! – and then I was sort of stymied.  So I went out and found the Stampin’ Up! video.  Let me help you out.  Here’s the video.  Watch it before you make your first cut.  Trust me on this! 🙂

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So, after watching the video, I started my “real” box (the first one was practice!).  So, I cut the two basic box pieces from Very Vanilla.  

My practice box taught me a trick – when you pick which piece to cut the excess tabs from (per the video!0, cut them from your bottom piece!

Once I’d identified the top, I ran that piece back thru the Big Shot with the floral hexagonal die in place.  I also ran it thru with the square floral hearts design die – cutting two panels.  As the video showed – I turned the die upside down and cut a single square panel in the bottom piece.

I knew I wanted to put something behind the cut-outs, but I wanted the inside of the box to look pretty, too.  So…I took a piece of the same Falling in Love paper that I’d used on the card, and adhered both box pieces to it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I trimmed off all the excess.  This completely lined the box, making the inside just as pretty as the outside!

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At that point, I just put the box together like Donna showed us in the Stampin’ Up! video.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything.  That gave me time to be sure everything was lined up and in place.

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With my box together, I made a topper.  I cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock with the main box die, and trimmed up just the top hexagon.  Then I cut 3/4″ from both sides to make a piece to place on top.  I adhered that to another piece of Falling in Love DSP, using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen – and only putting glue where I knew I was going to have embellishment on top, to hide the glue.

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The sentiment is cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – one from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and two from Soft Sky card stock.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered them all in a stack.

I ran a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim across my top strip, adhering it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and trimming the edges.  Over that I added the stacked up sentiment with Liquid Glue.

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I popped the finished sentiment strip onto the box top with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ends of the strip.

To help keep the box closed and to finish it off, I ran another strip of the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the box – running it under the top strip.  On the bottom, I used a little dab of Liquid Glue to adhere the lace to the box.  I tied the trim on the top and added a Falling in Love Embellishment with a Glue Dot.

Just cuz I could, I heat embossed a tiny sentiment from the matching Window Shopping stamp set in Copper on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the little tag die in the Window Box Thinlits.  I used a little bit of Liquid Glue and adhered it over the trim on the bottom of the box.  Finally, I added a Rhinestone Basic Embellishment to the tag to finish it off.

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Et Voila!  I love how the card and the box coordinate – and I love love love this Window Box Thinlits die set!  I hope you like – and that you’ve put this on your “must have” list! 🙂

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Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!  And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!


So – these Window Box Thinlits and the matching Window Shopping stamp set are really cool!  You’ll be able to get them for yourself on 4 Jan!

Unless, of course, you decided to join Stampin’ Up! now – then you could pick them as part of your Starter Kit right now!  

Just sayin’….  let me know if you want me to get you hooked up!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The Window Shopping Bundle, Love Notes Framelits and Falling in Love DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Basic Box die cuts using the Window Box Thinlits

Soft Sky Card Stock:  top embellishment strip; two Sunshine Wishes die cuts

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  Sunshine Wishes die cut

Falling in love DSP: Box liner; top embellishment strip

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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