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12/31 12x12 Everyday Enchantment

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One of the most beautiful paper sets I've ever laid eyes on is going to be a Sale-a-bration item! It's called Everyday Enchantment and you are getting a sneak peek of it in this set of 12x12 scrapbook pages. If you are local to me, please join us as we make these enchanting pages! RSVP and read all about it HERE. Please note the early RSVP date.


This set of pages will be wonderful for so many different occasions. My daughters were crazy about the color combo of Soft Suede with the distressed Lucky Limeade. I have to agree . . . it was a pleasant surprise for me, too! And, the Brushed Gold paper adds a sophisticated accent . . . another big hit with my daughters. (They are my "go to gals" when I want to be hip!)

Have a great day and Happy New Year Eve's from Stamping to Share!

Paper: 12x12 Soft Suede (124298), Lucky Limeade (122926), Brushed Gold (102935), Very Vanlla (101650), Everyday Enchantment DSP (available January 24)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Tools: Big Shot M…

12/30 Stampin' Up! 12x12 Take It to Heart

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My Open Scrapbooking Class/Club is right around the corner and we are going to use a brand new stamp set and some brand new tools and some brand new ribbon and you can count on it being a fabulous time!! If you are in the Twin Cities area would like to attend this class . . . please RSVP and learn all about it HERE.  Please note also the early RSVP date. I run a very lean supply inventory so I place my product order for my scrapbooking classes after I have my RSVP count. Thank you for your understanding in this area!

I used a couple of stamp sets on these pages . . . most notably the Take It to Heart stamp set that debuts in our Occasions Mini Catalog on January 4. There's a lot of tone on tone stamping on these pages, but if you would like the tones less subtle, I'll have a some other ink options available for you.



 Here's a picture of a heart accents on one of the photo mats. I love the delicate look the Baker's Twine lends to these pages.

Have a great day and stay …

12/29 Stampin' Up! Events Calendar Remade!

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I asked my dad to give me a calendar that I could use in my Stamping to Share Studio so with a quick flip or two through the pages my customers would be able to see upcoming events and even sign up for them right then and there. Well, the one he gave me is near and dear to my heart as it's in the style of what I looked at everyday on our family fridge growing up. In fact, it's still there . . . on the fridge on the farm! He uses it to keep track of appointments, the weather (especially rainfall!), and as a kind of a mini diary. On the Valentine's Day he always writes, "Kiss, Rita!" in big letters. (Rita is my mom in case you are wondering! lol!)

I decided to see if I could alter it so show off some fun Stampin' Up! papers. And, alter it I did!! Do you like it? I do!! I used paper from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog. This paper is part of a specialty pack called Sweet Shop. The colors are all 2012/13 In Colors . . . Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria…

12/28 Stampin' Up! Perfect Words on Designer Cuts

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I did it again . . . pulled out this GORGEOUS card and envelope set called Designer Cuts . . . a new product debuting on January 4 in our Occasions Mini Catalog. This time I paired it with a greeting set from our Hostess Only product selection called Perfect Words. I added some sweet touches . . . pleated ribbon, lace and few pearls. These cards go together in minutes and are so pretty that you could look at them all day!!  I just can hardly wait for you to order them . . . only a few more day! lol!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping in at Stamping to Share.

Stamps: Perfect Words (WM 122470, CM 122472)
Paper: Designer Cuts Card and Envelope Set (available January 4), Blushing Bride (119796)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Paper Piercer for picking and placing the pearls (116631)
Accessories: Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon (available January 4), Chantilly Lace (118480), Basic Pearls (119247)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332)

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12/27 Stampin' Up! My Friend Birthday

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I know . . . hard to believe, but I am already prepping for my January Card Buffet that has a birthday theme. I'm excited about this particular buffet, because in addition to a lot of birthday cards that all of us need throughout the year, I will using some brand new Stampin' Up! products! This card shows off some new Framelit Dies that SU will be carrying, in particular the Labels Collection. I also use a couple of stamps from a Sale-a-bration set debuting on January 24 called Elementary Elegance to stamp the greeting and the sweet little butterfly. The main image is from a set that debuted in our 2011/12 Idea Book and Catalog called "My Friend."

Have a nice day and thank you for dropping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: My Friend (WM 122585, CM122587), Elementary Elegance (available January 24)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), So Saffron (105118), More Mustard (100946)
Ink: More Mustard (103162)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Framelits Labels Collection (available Januar…

12/26 Stampin' Up! Designer Cut Heart

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There's a set of Cards and Envelopes that will be debuting in the Occasions Mini Catalog on January 4 called Designer Cuts. They are beautiful and are quickly becoming my favorite "go-to" when I need to create something fast and easy with a lot of pop. On this particular card, I actually cut the heart out of the Designer Cut card with our new Framelit Die which also debuts in the Occasions Mini Catalog. This particular die is from the Hearts Collection, a set of six framelits very reasonably priced. I mounted the laser cut heart onto another heart of Cherry Cobbler cut with the same die and popped it up with dimensionals onto a panel of Cherry Cobbler wrapped with Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and adhered to a card base of Basic Black. To complete the card, I stamped the word "love" from Tiny Tags onto a scrap of vanilla, punched it out with the Jewelry Tag punch, added a basic rhinestone and adhered it to the delicate laser cut heart with a mini glue dot. Done! S…

12/24 Stampin' Up! For All You Do . . . Thank You

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Merry Christmas! I am looking forward to spending the next week with family and friends, but before beginning all of the Christmas festivities, I wanted to make a special card for each of my customers and blogging friends . . . but that would be a little hard to do, so I decided to make one card and post it for all! To each of you reading this right now, my very sincerest Thank YOU, for visiting my Stamping to Share blog. Whether you are a regular reader or just stop by occasionally, I can't tell you how much I've appreciated the encouraging comments you have left or emailed to me. I also really want to thank you for supporting my efforts as I moved into the world of creating "how to" Stamping to Share videos. You have no idea how far out of my comfort zone I've had to go to do that!!
I am looking forward to another great year blogging about Stampin' Up! The first half of 2012 promises to be a fun one . . . Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in San Anton…

12/22 Stampin' Up! Language of Friendship

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I earned this set at Convention as a reward for sales. I love the detail in the bird and how quick it was to punch out. I love it that Stampin' Up! creates stamp sets that coordinate perfectly with our punches. For this card, I used the coordinating BoHo Blossoms Punch and the Bird Builder Punch.

There's a little sneak peek on this card, too! Have you noticed it? Check out the embossed border at the bottom of the card. It's coming your way in our Occasions Mini!! I sort of went nuts with the pearls on this card . . . I felt a little bit like a kid I was having so much fun!

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for visiting Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: Language of Friendship (WM 122750, CM 122752)
Paper: Riding Hood Red (111348), Crumb Cake (120953), Naturals Ivory (101849)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (available January 4), Paper Piercer for picking and …

12/21 Stampin' Up! Mica Flakes on a Winter Card

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I've just come around to using the Mica Flakes in our Holiday Mini. Wow! Lots of sparkling fun! This card was inspired by Mercedes Weber. I have a number of friends who have January birthdays and I decided today was the day to get prepared for that. And, as long as I was going to make these cards, I might as well make a video, too! You will find that just below the supply list.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Snow Much Fun (WM 122560, CM 122562), Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set (WM 122615, CM 122617)
Paper: Naturals White (102316), Bashful Blue (105120), Not Quite Navy (101722)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Not Quite Navy (103008)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Snowflake Die #2 (113460), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
Accessories: Markers - Bashful Blue (105111), Not Quite Navy (100059), Pumpkin Pie (105115); Mica Flakes (124115)
Adhesive: Multi Purpose Liquid Glue (110755)




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12/21 Stampin' Up! Stocking Builder Punch News

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Stampin' Up! announced yesterday that the Stocking Builder Punch will NOT be carried over into the 2012/13 Idea Book and Catalog. This was a bit of a shock to most of us demonstrators! If you love the stocking punch, and the coordinating stamp set called Stitched Stockings, it's available to order only through January 3. You can find a picture of it on page 34 of our Mini Catalog.


I cased the above card from Tara Hines who participates in one of the swap groups that I belong to. My customers made this card at my Christmas Card Buffets this fall. It features both the Stocking Builder Punch and the stamp set called Stitched Stockings.

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for dropping by my Stamping to Share blog!

Stamps: Petite Pairs (WM 122495, CM 122497), Serene Snowflakes (115438), Stitched Stockings (WM 123782, CM 123784),
Paper: Marina Mist (119682), Night of Navy (100867), Very Vanilla (101650), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Ink: Night of Navy (102977)
Tools: Big Shot M…

12/20 Stampin' Up! Hostess Appreciation Projects

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My hostesses (July through November) were treated to a special day of sneak peaks, door prizes, and Make & Takes at my Hostess Appreciation that I had a week ago today. Of course, I was scrambling to get everything done in time (par for the course!), so I relied on inspiration from my good friend Dawn Olchefske. She created a similar trio of projects for her hostesses a year ago. These were the make and takes . . . a Christmas card, a gift bag made with the Fancy Favor Die, and a gift card holder. We used paper from the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper pack. My favorite were the postal ones . . . so cute! We also used the ornament paper and that was really cute, too.


Here are some button door prizes that I gave away. This idea came from our Stampin' Connection Demo Website.


The Santa Bags were a last minute gift/door prize idea that I got from browsing LeAnn Greff's blog. I made a bunch of these bags in about an hour! Just trim down lunch bags and decorate the front…

12/19 Stampin' Up! Kraft Boxes Prettied Up!

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I made 34 double rosette topped Christmas boxes for my Stamping to Share Demo Group. I had a little something sparkly (Glimmer Brads) in each one for their gift.  I LOVE these Kraft boxes that SU introduced to us in their Holiday Mini Catalog. I've decorated them up many times already for my hostesses and they have even found their way under the Christmas Tree. They are the perfect size for so many sweet surprises!


Here's an "aerial" view. I used two different designer series papers . . . Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series paper and Christmas Lodge DSP. I couldn't begin to pick a favorite as each one had its own "personality!" It was truly a labor of love . . . my husband and kids prepped, taped and painted (two coats) the kitchen and the front entry into our cabin all the while I was decorating boxes. Steve thought maybe I was "timing" it to finish just as they finished painting . . . but it honestly, it really did take me that lo…

12/16 Stampin' Up! Designer Cuts Prettied Up!

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I love the card and envelope sets that Stampin' Up! has been offering the last couple of years. You can use them plain or prettied up! Here are a couple of sneak peaks into the Occasions Mini. I added the Blushing Bride accents and in no time at all had a beautiful card. the cards come with Blushing Bride Envelopes so that was where I took my color cue from.


The laser cuts on these cards are so perfect and delicate. I love that these cards have so many possibilities. I decided to make Thank You cards but they would also make lovely bridal shower invitations, wedding or Valentine's Day cards. The card above features a few more sneak peeks . . . AMAZING pleated ribbon! It's a dream to work with. I will be on my hands and knees begging Stampin' Up! to make it part of our regular line! The other little extra that I wanted to dazzle you with is the sweet little heart perfectly cut and embossed. A brand new Embosslit with five little hearts to add to your collection!

I hope …

12/15 Clearance Rack BLITZ Begins Today!!

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This is the BIG NEWS today!! It's a Blitz that will leave you DIZZY with all the deals available!!! Check it out QUICK! Just click HERE and it will take you right to my Shop Now page where you can click on the Clearance Rack.

Here's the details you need to know!

Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--while supplies last!
Things to Remember
Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches. Some of which are current!There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.The dates for this promotion . . . December 15 - January 5Start You Own Business Stamping to Share - have …

12/13 A Pretty Gift and an Early Bird Special . . . two days only!

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Laura Erickson gifted me with this lovely hand towel and decorated lip balm. ((Thank You, Laura!)) She is one of the Creative Crafters' on my Stamping to Share Team having joined Stampin' Up! just a year ago. She often tells me how much she enjoys being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from the friendships she has made to the fabulous collection of ideas she has at her fingertips via our Demo Only website.


Here's a close-up of the winter butterfly that Laura created with the Big Shot machine, the Beautiful Butterflies Die, the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and a few well placed Basic Pearls. I hope you don't mind . . . but I had to share!

And, I have to share this, too! Stampin' Up! is giving all Leadership attendees the opportunity to offer their friends and customers a New Demo Special! For two days only . . . December 13 and 14, you can sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for the same special that will going into effect on January 24 to kick of…

12/12 Stampin' Up! Fresh Vintage

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This is another sneak peek into the upcoming Sale-a-bration catalog! The most gorgeous set of designer series papers called Everyday Enchantment and a coordinating stamp set called Fresh Vintage. The sentiment is from a current catalog set called Clearly for You. I used makers to color directly onto the stamp. The colors on this card are Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade . . . it is pretty "fresh" looking!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping in at my Stamping to Share blog!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used to Create this Card:

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (available January 24), Clearly for You (WM 121911, CM 121976)
Paper: Poppy Parade (119793), Lucky Limeade (122926), Very Vanilla (101650), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (available January 24)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782), Lucky Limeade (122935)
Tools: Word Window Punch (119857)
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon (122977)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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12/10 Stampin' Up! Elementary Elegance Butterfly

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Before I talk about the card . . . I just want my customers to know that if you need to place an order this weekend, please call me or email me with it. Our demonstrator business websites and calendar links are presently not working, but SU is working overtime I am sure to get it all back up and running.

There's very sweet little butterfly in the Sale-a-bration set called Elementary Elegance (another sneak peek for you!) and I wanted to show it off on a card in some way. This is what I came up with. I used it with two other stamp sets . . . Raining Flowers and the sentiment from You're a Gem. I just love combining my sets like that to create new and different looks.

I made sure the butterfly stayed the focus by cutting one of them out and attaching it to the top of a small square Beveled Windowpane. I'd lost my windowpanes for quite a while and recently came across them while cleaning my crafting closet. Whoops! Well, they will be back in use again now that I know where…

12/09 Stampin' Up! Elementary Elegance

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Today I have a Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek! The silver and gold are stunning together . . . though I think this is one of those cards that shows itself off better in real life. And . . . who doesn't like to be treated like a queen (or a king!) every once in a while? I've got plans for this card and it involves a demonstrator who truly deserves to be treated like a queen for a day!


This is a close up of my favorite part of this stamp set . . . the gorgeous frame that coordinates with our Curly Label Punch. I love that the trinket crown fit so beautifully into the frame.

Have a wonderful, lovely day . . . and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies to create this card:

Stamps: Elementary Elegance (available January 24)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (122366)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Tools: Curly Label Punch (119851)
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (122332)…

12/8 Stampin' Up! Bordering on Romance

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I remember how much I enjoyed seeing sneak peaks of upcoming product before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and now it is my pleasure to turn around and do that for you! I received my Occasions Mini Pre-order this past week and I've been playing! This floral and border set is called "Bordering on Romance" and isn't this border beautiful? This stamp set has a coordinating Big Shot Die so cutting a cute border scallop like that by hand will be a thing of the past! We also have a collection of label dies now that I used behind the flowers. So very elegant! And, of course, the designer paper is to die for . . . as always!

Have a wonderful, happy day and I appreciate that you took the time to stop by Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies used to create this card:

Stamps: Bordering on Romance (available January 4), Friendly Phrases (WM 126149, CM 126151)
Paper: Island Indigo (122923), Naturals White (102316), Card Stock Vellum (101856), Twitterpated Designer …

12/7 Stampin' Up! Hello Doily Birthday

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I've seen variations of this card in many different places. I wasn't sure who to give credit to, but then I heard that Becky Roberts originally created it for a Founder's Circle Swap this past fall. I'm not surprised that it's showing up all over the place . . . it's beautiful and easy to make!

Most of the cards I've saved for reference, use the stamp set called Field Flowers, but I didn't have that one . . . so I substituted the flower image from Just Believe. I used Pear Pizzazz for the doily image and the coordinating paper panel. The other images are stamped with Concord Crush . . . love that color!

This card is on my December Card Buffet and will also be featured in my January Card Buffet. If you are local . . . check out my calendar HERE and join us!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies used on this card:

Stamps: Just Believe (WM 116948, CM 120453), Hello Doily (122845), Bring on the Cak…

12/6 Stampin' Up! Paper Doily with Tiny Tags

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Here's a sweet little sneak peek for you into our upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog . . . the most GORGEOUS die yet . . . a large Sizzlit Die called Paper Doily. I made this card in just minutes after opening up my pre-order . . . and then hours later, gave the card away to a lucky on-time drawing winner at my Stamping to Share Demo meeting! She was very excited to get it!!

What I love? I love that you can use the whole image . . . as I did on this card . . . or that you can cut the image down into smaller doilies . . . as I am sure I will do on future projects. I also love that the pieces popped out very easily when I wrapped the cut out around a pencil. I read this tip on our demo only website and was glad that I did! I still used my Paper Piercer, however, to poke the very tiniest pieces out.

I used Spice Cake Designer Series Paper for the doily . . . I really want to make more of these cards with that paper . . . just love the look of the More Mustard floral piece with this di…

12/5 Stampin' Up! Beary Best Friends

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Can you believe that I am already prepping for my January Card Buffet? Nope, I can't believe it either!! lol! Here are two cards, however, that will be on the buffet. Very, very sweet little bear birthday cards. There will be a lot of birthday cards on the January Card Buffet to kick off the brand new year!


Here's the little boy bear . . .



and the cute little girl bear!
I used watercolor paper and watercolor pencils with a blender pen to do the coloring. I hope my customers are not intimidated by this technique. It's actually pretty easy when you use watercolor paper because it allows you to work with it for some time without "pilling."
Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!
Stampin' Up! Supplies that I used to create these cards:
Stamps: Beary Best Friends (118052) Paper: So Saffron (105118), Certainly Celery (105125), Baja Breeze (111352), Subtles Patterns Stack (117152), Watercolor Paper (122959) Ink: StazOn Black (101406) T…

12/2 Stampin' Up! Glimmer Windows

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This is the card that my customers got to make at my Sunshine Clubs in November. Isn't it pretty? I used a technique that I am calling "Glimmer Windows." I even made a video if you would like a few additional tips for creating this card.  It's a truly a lovely card, and I hope you have as much fun as my customers and I have had making it.


I especially want to thank Tiffany Bauer for the the basic design of this card. She made a similar card for the 2010 Founder's Circle Swap and I loved it. In her window, she put buttons. I decided to substitute Stampin' Up! Glimmer Paper.

Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies you will need to create this card:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Glossy White (102599)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096), Word Window Punch (119857), Ornament Punch (119847), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)
Accessories: Red Red 1/8…

12/1 Stampin' Up! Welcome Christmas

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December 1 and it's almost here . . . Christmas!! I recently got the stamp set called Welcome Christmas and thought today would be the perfect day to post my first card with it. It's loosly based on a card I saw by Jen Sannes. It's a quick and easy card . . . really, it takes just minutes to make! Welcome Christmas!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Welcome Christmas (WM 118736, CM 120597)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Chocolate Chip (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (122366)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (120992)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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