Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seasons Giving Blog Hop, Year 3!!




Hey y'all! I am so thrilled to be a part of this HUGE blog hop this year! You are in for a treat that's for sure! AND every single participant has blog candy!! woohooo!! This is just our way, us in the stamping community, to give back to all of YOU for supporting each other. By the blog visits, comments and such. I know it means the world to me to get a comment on a blog post and wish I could write to each one and tell them how much i appreciate and how much it means to me.

Stamping is my lifesave, my therapy! I use stamping to keep my hands and brain occupied! And then to be able to share it with others is so wonderful. I lost my Mom about 14 years ago and we shared in all of the crafty things. After she died, it took me awhile to pick anything crafty up again. But when I did, it was stamping and from then on, I was/am hooked! LOL! So it truly has been a blessing to me and I know my Mom smiles down on my creation (and whispers in my ear when its an ugly! ha!) I threw this together for the hop today. I went out and bought a cheap ($1) pocket planner


and then spruced it up for myself! :D I also do alot of these for friends in the month of January and they seem to love them. AND as an extra bonus, if the winner would like me to make them one with their initials, I will! :D


Here is a close up:



I used Ranger's foil tape and black acrylic paint and also some inka gold rub paste. I used some tools from Ten Seconds Studio and chipboard pieces under the foil to give it this design. This is really and quick and easy thing to make! And I so enjoy doing them too, soooo, will make more for sure! Ok,ready to get to hopping? Just one thing before you go...you MUST make a comment on my blog to be entered into my prize drawing!! I have a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Gina K Designs for my blog candy! I will pick the winner on January 8th, and winner will be announced around 8PM that night! I will contact Gina K Designs and have them mail the certificate to you, so you will have to share your email with me! :D

Below is a the link list for this hop! I know its HUGE, BUT...you dont have to do it all in one day! And it will so be worth it to hop and comment for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Ive seen some of them, and Im hoping I might get lucky too! haha!





Again, thanks soooo so much for hanging with me through this past year, and for the upcoming year I hope to see you back! :D

blog sig, yellow legal pad
Creation Details:
Stamps: Doodle Flowers from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks and Ranger Metal Tape sheet
Accessories: black acrylic paint, various metal working tools from Ten Seconds Studios, various chipboard pieces and letters, Spectrum Noir markers, scor-tape.


188 comments:

meemee48 said...

Love your style! Love Gina K Designs also. Thanks for a chance to win.

Julie S. said...

I am such a huge fan of your work! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize, and I wish you a happy 2015!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Whoa...LOVE this project! Just fabulous! Would love pulling this out of my bag on a regular basis...thanks also for the chance at a Gina K Designs gift certificate...!

Karrah Stark said...

Wow, that planner is truly awesome! It seems so complex but you make it sound so easy! :) Have a wonderful and happy new year!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you have a happy and blessed new year! :D

Dina Kowal said...

Oh, I loooove your altered project! Makes me want to run out in the cold for some supplies... ha! Happy new year to you.

Larisa said...

This is such a fun creation.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Happy New Year!
Great job on the pocket calendar, you must really have that 'artistic gene."
Thanks for a chance to win.

Nikki C said...

That is so kewl thank you for the chance to win and Happy New Year

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win some Gina k goodies.

Barbra said...

Enjoying the hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ruby N said...

wow that's incredible!! happy new year <3 so glad you got to share a passion with your mother and you continue to do it <3

Bridget said...

WOW! You threw that together - it's amazing - that's what I call creativity!!! Happy new year, Cat - hope 2015 includes a lot of fabulous crafty time for you!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oooo - pick me, pick me!!! :) Love your project!!

Melissa said...

Cool planner! Neat idea. Happy new!

Lucinde said...

Happy new year! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful pocket planner. Thanks for a chance to win. But most of all, Happy New Year Cat! Thanks for inspiring me all last year with your wonderful creations!

Dana said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE your share. And you're right, your mom is always looking at your creations! Lucky you to have someone to tell you when you haven't do it right...lol. Your planners are so cool, it would be such a treasure to win that!

Robin Grossbier said...

Happy New Year! Love what you do...such an inspiration!

Shelly said...

Happy 2015! Such a fun project!

Lynne in NI said...

What a beautiful planner, I'm sure your friends love to receive these!
Thanks for the chance to win your candy ... and a Happy New Year to you :)

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, your planner is fabulous, I'm sure your friends are delighted to receive these!
Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, and Happy New Year :)

TheWinstonFamily said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win!

Megan Laliberte said...

I love foil tape and your planner is really cool.

Irene Grau said...

Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win.

Barb said...

great giveaways

Sharon said...

Hi Cat - I always like your designs!

Kristina B. said...

Love it!! Happy New Year

Super Jen said...

What a terrific idea! Happy New Year!

JPScraps said...

That's a very cool transformation! Happy New Year!

Jenny Cottam said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway
Jenny C

Janelle said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us for inspiration!

cathy said...

Great prize and I love the pocket planner cover you did!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a great idea! It's beautiful. I am your latest follower. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Beth F. said...

Thanks for the wonderful chance to win! Happy New Year!
Beth
Beth's Beauties
bfiscus[at]nntc[dot]net

Mary Holshouser said...

You would never know that your planner started out as a dud.
It is beautiful. I would love to have one. thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate and for sharing a wonderful project.
happy new year

Lisa said...

Gorgeous journal!! It's fabulous!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!! Happy New Year :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

jan said...

Fun project! Thanks for sharing your talent! Happy New Year!

Doris said...

Great project, great prize. Thanks!

Carol said...

Thanks for a great blog hop and some fun inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Happy New Year Cat. Thanks for the chance to win a Gina K gift certificate!

terrie said...

Happy New Year
what a wonderful gift you made with the dollar pocket calendar.
Thanks for a wonderful give away
zullu26@aol.com

Pammejo said...

Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!!! TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great altered project. Happy New Year! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Jessica Pascarella said...

What a great idea to alter a cheap pocket planner! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

Jessica Pascarella said...

What a great idea to alter a cheap pocket planner! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

Kelli W said...

Awesome designs! Happy New Year!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

WOW!!! Your project is awesome. TFS

Happy New Year!!

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

Beverly Sager said...

Wow, your planner cover is cool! What a clever way to make something so ordinary into a wonderful gift :D

Brenda Lee said...

Oh, wow!! Amazing how you created a piece of art from a plain pocket book. I would adore having one made with my initials!! Thank you!! And, a Happy New Year...wishing you many blessings.

joybear said...

Love the planner, someone is going to be very lucky to win one and the other prize too, thanks for the chance!

Memories by Manda said...

I've never seen this brand of stamps before - thanks for the intro and giveaway.
Email: memoriesbymanda AT gmail DOT com

Audrey L. said...

Wow! You totally transformed that planner! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

paperpapier said...

Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

luvhymns said...

Very nice job altering the planner. You gave me inspiration to hit my calendar, plain Jane with some altered art....

Irene said...

Great altered planner...so creative! Thanks for participating with your generous gift and Happy New Year!

Debbie Lou said...

Great planner transformation! Happy 2015!

Crafty Math Chick said...

You certainly know how to glam up a planner Cat - hope you had a Merry Christmas & a happy, healthy New Year!

theCook said...

Love this idea of tranforming a cheap pmanner into something relly personal...

D.Ann said...

Cool project! My initials are DC... *wink*
Thanks for the chance to win your terrific prize!
dcomer1@gmail.com

Susie said...

Awesome project. Thank you for the opportunity to win your wonderful prize. berkerster at gmail dot com

Ruth G said...

What a fabulous planner cover! Looks like a ton of fun to create! I need to give that a try!

Wishing you lots of happiness and inspiration in the coming year!

Maria Alder said...

Lovely pocket diary.what a nice thing to do for your friends.
Happy crafting 2015!

SherylH said...

What a great way to spruce up a planner! Thank you for sharing.

Kari V. said...

Wow...that planner you created is amazing!!! Love it!

Rachel said...

WOW! I cannot believe how you spruced up that planner! its amazing. Happy New year!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Jen Carter said...

Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful 2015!

Teresa Doyle said...

You will definitely see me back. I can't wait to check out the rest of your work. BTW, I "stumbled" on to Gina K in a similar way to how I 'found' your blog today. I learned soon after it was her 1st video for Stamp TV and I have followed her ever since.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Very nice planner! Good idea to alterate it as a gift.

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Cat! Wow! I am in awe of what you did with the pocket planner. Thanks for all your inspiration through the year and for a chance to win a great prize. I would love to have one of the pocket planners if I should win. Hope you have a blessed new year!

Dahlene Henrie Spencer said...

Cute planner! Thanks for the giveaway and teaching others!
dshenrie@hotmail.com

Fairy Lora said...

Cat, your creative works are so special. I love this style, but I can't do the same..
Happy New Year ! Thanks for the chance to win!

Brithzi said...

Wow! that's a huge makeover for a $1 weekly planner. Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Wow!! What an amazing planner! I would never have guessed that it started out like the first picture. This is a very neat idea and I might have to keep it in mind for the future.

Nancy Carroll said...

Happy New Year, thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prize. Love your story about how you got hooked on stamping! TFS
nance459 at yahoo dot com

pocketofsun said...

Happy New Year. I hadn't seen the black foil tape before, love it.

pocketofsun said...

Happy New Year. I hadn't seen the black foil tape before, love it.

Carisa said...

how fun! Happy New Year!

Dottie said...

REally like the effects you get with your card making. It looks so real...like metal. Great for guy cards! Thanks for the ideas as well as the chance at a give-a-way!

Olga Direktorenko said...

This metallic look is just fabulous! The projects are unbelievable!!!

StampinLouie said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

artiql8 said...

Awesome planner! Happy New Year!

SoKat said...

I understand the impact that art has had in addressing the loss of a loved one. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great planner. Southernbubbles@gmail.com

Iris said...

Cute planner and great prize.
isoscia@aol.com

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Happy New Year! I really LOVE your work! Thanks so much for being part of this awesome blog hop!!

Lieve said...

Wow, great project ! Well done !
Thank you for the chance to win.
Happy, crafty New Year !

Taunya Butler said...

What a fun and generous prize - thank you for the chance!! Love your blog!!!

Donna Phelan said...

I bet your Mom was so happy looking down on you, once you started crafting again! <3 Love your style....Happy New Year!

Dave and Pam said...

Thank you for your generosity! And Happy New Year!!

Pamela Burke
nc2004@hotmail.com

Sherri said...

awesome calendar alteration

mrlcidra54 said...

Happy New Year! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I love these hops as they are a great opportunity to win sample products to try in new ways. Thanks again!

lindaplus3 said...

wow... what a difference that made to the planner,,, love it...I am keeping my fingers crossed,,, tyvm :),,!!!!

Kim Faucher said...

cute idea using the inexpensive planners.. I really need ot try this!

truddabellz said...

Super awesome project idea! Love it! I can only imagine what it felt like to lose your crafting buddy. I know last year on New Year's I lost my Dad, and he may not have been my crafting buddy, but I go issues with losing my motivation and creativity for crafting. I only worked on cards that were on my Must Do List. I can slightly relate. Best wishes for a wonderful 2015!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! {{HUGS}} ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

crimsonowlcreations said...

What a great idea! Have a great 2015 and thanks for getting it off to a great start!

Dana Joy said...

Fantastic way to dress up a $1 planner. Genius Cat. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway. Have a fabulous and craft filled New Year.

Hugs,
Dana
mzdjoy@yahoo.com
www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com

Patty said...

Wow!! I can see why your friends love those awesome planners!! They are really cool!!

Sue D said...

Very cool pocket planner and love Gina K!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Linda Rubarski said...

Never thought to jazz up a planner and thanks for the chance to win.

Amy C. said...

It's amazing what you created with a $1 find! Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

Angela said...

Your one dollar find transformation is absolutely amazing! Your blog has a lot of truly wonderful creations on it. I'm so glad I found you through this hop. Have a Happy New Year!

Jeanne said...

Love your work - so dramatic! A planner would be so fun made by you. :-)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh that looks awesome, and I love the details on how you made it, would love to lift it. Thank you for the chance to win a Gina K gift!!

Kris B said...

Amazing transformation on the pocket planner! Thanks for being part of this wonderful hop!

Lisa H said...

cool altering! thanks for a chance to win. =)

D- said...

OMGosh your planner is amazing. Your friends are so lucky. I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
dmcardmaker {at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

Kris in Alaska said...

Such a fun blog hop! Your pocket calendar is fabulous! Happy New Year!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Heather Thompson said...

oh my that planner rocks, I would buy one! lol, awesome style! Happy New year to you and 2015 will rock as well.

Thanks for the chance

heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What an amazing makeover you did on that cheap little planner! Wow! I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog and getting to know your work. I'm in the hop this year, too, and I love seeing the work of so many avid crafters. Happy 2015!

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy New Year and my this year be better than last! Love you creatively, the giveaway too. TFS.

Tracie said...

Love your planner. Such detail. Thanks for a chance at the prizes.

Carol said...

Wow what a great giveaway to start the New year.

jennifer mitten said...

I love what you did with that planner!

Unknown said...

That is really cool Happy New Year

Lori said...

Wow Cat! I am just loving your planner. This is great for a masculine craft. I bought some clear Check book covers on Amazon and made my hubby one. It does not compare to your planner, but size is close. I thinks me will make him a new one based on your idea here. so cool. I am always trying to find ways to make masculine items. Thanks for the chance to win GinaK cert. I love her products. Hugs Lori
pepperirish@yahoo.com

Nana Griffin said...

Wow that is a gorgeous pocket cover. Anyone would love getting one of them! Love seeing all your cards on STV.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year! Fantastic altered project. Love the distressed foil. I love the Tim Holtz style look, but I've never tried to make something like that. :)

Lisaerica said...

Hello, my mother passed away last year and I needed something to keep my mind busy. Originally I thought scrapbooking, and not that I've totally abandoned scraping, but after seeing so much inspiration from ladies like yourself I think I'm drawn to making cards. I love your calendar project, and how super thoughtful to offer the lucky winner their very own initials on top of your generous giveaway. Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Joyce Erb said...

Great journal. Love foil techniques...well I love techniques period LOL

emeraldmaz said...

Love your work! Such a beautiful gift those planners you make! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!!! emeraldmaz@yahoo.com

Brandi R said...

Awesome pocket planner! Thank you for sharing and being a part of this hop!!! Happy and Blessed New Year to you ♥

era said...

nice blog and cards!!!!!

Brande Davison said...

Wow! That planner is amazing - love your work!

Viktoriya said...

What an amazing prize, thanks for the chance to win!

Loster said...

Cat, I love your calender cover - what a great idea to use metalic tape. Thanks for your inspiration.

Margaret said...

Cool idea to alter a little calendar, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a prize.

Michele Smith said...

How awesome is that! I know planners can get expensive!Love this idea. Never heard of foil tape so thanks for the introduction! Gina K is one of my favs! Thank you for sharing your creativity! I hope 2015 is extra sweet to you :-)I know your mom will be watching over you (hugs)

Debbie McKelvey said...

Wow, your calendar is gorgeous and if I win I want one! LOL Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.
slyfoxphpstamps at cox dot net

Sue McW said...

What a great calendar cover!! So creative. Hope you have a fabulous 2015.

Andrea Murdock said...

that altered planner is amazing!!

Susies Cue said...

& to think I've been using the foil to make alcohol ink flowers-I like the grungy look also

Stephanie said...

Wonderful style, big fan of Gina K. Happy New Year!

Joanie said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love taking things that are cheap and making them awesome. The calendar is a great idea. Happy New Year!

Melissa Hershey said...

Your planner is great! Thanks for the chance to win.

pattyk said...

love the planner thanks

Barbara Swavely said...

Lovely creation!! Thanks for the chance to win some AWESOME products!! Happy 2015!!

berryblue said...

What a beautiful thing you created from a $1 calendar! :) I can't believe all the dimension you included. Thank you for a chance to win a prize! Happy New Year!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Cat!! This is so cute and I would love one. =) I really love that you add your initials. Happy 2015

Charity Chamberlain said...

Happy New Year! Love this idea! Not only is it cost effective but it's also a great way to make something unique as well as your own. Thanks for sharing!

Indy said...

Wow! This is an amazing transformation! LOVE it!
Happy New Year!, Debbie!

Karen H said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win! janesfilms@yahoo.ca

Cassandra said...

The planner looks so awesome. Love it! Happy 2015!

Cathy Hanes said...

I just LOVE your planner!! I just bought ten of them last week for 45 cents each and plan to make them with my group of scrappers this month! I pinned your planner and can't wait to give it a try!!
Thank you for participating! Will definitely be back! Happy New Year!!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Ok let me just say Happy New Year, and that if I just "threw something together", it would not look in any way as gorgeous as that 2015 planner. thanks so much for sharing it. I will come back and do more exploring.

ceashark at aol dot com

zehra said...

love what u did with the planner, would love to see a video of it. Happy New Year!!

Paulette S said...

Hi Cat! You honor your mom every time you craft and think of her. My mom taught me to sew when I was 10 and it's something I use often, whether I'm repairing or creating. It's been nice to repair during our economic depression over the last 6? years in the USA. I tried to get my mom and neice hooked on papercrafts, but it just didn't take hold. My daughter and I love to do papercrafts together, whether it's Christmas Cards, gift tags, treat tags, treat boxes, etc. My daughter in law doesn't craft, but I've got her hooked on sugar cookies with royal frosting for Christmas, we didn't get to do it this year because she's expecting soon, but we tried to schedule it. Happy New Year! Thanks Paulette S., craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com or paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

Emily said...

Thanks for inspiration and chance to win

pam br said...

I'm having so much fun meeting new people / blogs. Thx so much and happy 2015!
pamreznick AT gmail DOT com

Michelle golz said...

Love your stuff! I will be back and if I win I would love a calendar initials MLG thanks happy new year!

Cyndee Scholet said...


Yeah! Who doesn't love prizes on a blog hop! Plus, it's good to check out some of the new sites and inspiration out there

graham Brand said...

Love what you did with the planner. Happy New Year.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow This blog hop is just amazing. So many stops and great ideas. I am learning about so many new websites, blogs and products. Very much fun on a rainy Sunday

mamashops said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Bonnie said...

I love your planner, who knew you could make a dollar planner look so good. You did. Seriously, thanks for the chance to win and may God Bless you throughout the Year.

Kathy S said...

Great project! love making something out of nothing.

Wyogem said...

I'm sure your friends loved their gifts. Very nice. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop, even though I'm a bit in the doghouse with my family for spending most of the new year so far glued to my computer! LOL

mtscrapgal said...

That's a great way to spurse up a planner, Kat. Thanks for taking part in the hop. I'd love to have a gift card to Gina K.Thanks

Dominika Samek said...

The diary is amazing!!! And a wonderful prize! Thank you for a chance to win :) Happy New Year!

Juliana T said...

Happy New Year! thanks for the giveaway

Laura West said...

Awesome planner, I love what you've done to it!

Happy New Year, and thank you for the chance to win!

Наталочка Нана said...


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Sabrina said...

What a cute and fabulous idea!!
bre36@hotmail.com

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cover on your planner!
Happy 2015!

Jackie said...

What a great gift! I would love receiving something handmade just for me. Thanks for sharing and for the generous giveaway.

D Mullin said...

Thanks for a chance to win and would love to own one of your planner creations. Happy 2015!!

necgmc said...

What a great little planner, love you style! Thanks for the give away!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Super project! Happy New Year! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rhonda Scott said...

I enjoying visiting your blog through the hop. Your altered project is so cool. Thanks for the chance to win.
smtwnmom@yahoo.com

Aristi Mourtzaki said...

Happy and creative new year. Thank you

cghundley said...

How fun and a great
gift idea! If I win,
I would like it with
my initials!
Carla from Utah

Fantasmo Crafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards with us and thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you have in store for 2015!

MB Isaac said...

Love the Gina K stamp pads!

Toni said...

How you transformed that is amazing!!! Thx for sharing!

Tammy M said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway! Blessings to you in 2015!

T said...

Awesome projects! Thank you so much for the giveaway! Gina K. Gift certificate would be so awesome! Thx again!

Victoria H. said...

What a great way to make something so simple and plain into beautiful and unique; just gorgeous! Happy New Year!

JenRey said...

Wow! I love what you did with that little $1 planner! Now you got my head spinning with ideas! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win! Love Gina K Designs!!

jrey8971@ gmail dot com

Sue D. said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas and thank you also for the giveaway!

SmokieBlueRose said...

Happy Blessing for the New Year! That calendar cover is so cute!!! I would be honored if I have one. Designer original of my very own:) I will be back to see more of your blog!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful project!

Anja said...

Your altered planner is really cool!

Parker said...

Your finished planner is gorgeous, and doesn't look quick and easy, but glad to know that it is. BTW my initials are SO. Every project of yours that I've seen has so much creativity and inspires which is what this planner does as well. Keep up with inspiring me and all the others that keep up with you. Superb job.

Kim K said...

That is so sweet that you're offering to make the winner their own planner! Little touches like that are what endear people to me, so guess what? I like you!! Thanks for your generosity, and happy new year. :)

Judy Rice said...

Love your journal. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.

lucretia said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I like your little book idea as it looks great.

KT said...

Hi, Love that you threaded the yarn back and forth, so creative.

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