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Check out my FIRST Slim Line Card!

Hey Guys,

Today, I am sharing with you a Slim Line card I made using the Birds & Branches bundle! Oh my goodness, why haven’t I done one of these before!? First off, go see my video, I’m super proud of how this card came out!

Before we go further, let’s take a look:

My first slim line card!

Of course, I had to make if look like Fall so the leaves have both green and Cajun Craze. In addition, I used the Black Glitter paper from the Holiday mini, and wow that sure adds to the beauty of this slim line card! So, how did I do with my FIRST Slim Line Card using the Birds & Branches bundle?!

As always here are the specifics for this card:

  • Stamps:
  • Birds & Branches Bundle
  • Here’s a Card
  • Inks:
  • Bumble Bee
  • Balmy Blue
  • Memento black
  • Garden Green
  • Cajun Craze
  • Paper:
  • Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 7″ scored @ 3 1/2″
  • Basic Black 8″ x 3″
  • Black Glitter paper 8″ x 3″
  • Pacific Point 7 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (x2)
  • Very Vanilla 7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, scraps for birds and sentiment
  • In Good Taste DSP 7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Cajun Craze scrap for stem
  • Pear Pizzazz scrap for stem
  • Misc:
  • Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Seal +
  • MultiPurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tasteful Labels Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Magnetic Plate

In addition to telling you about all the supplies, I also want to share with you that I am doing YouTube Lives every Thursday at 4:00 pm Eastern time! Of course, I want you to come and support me! Consequently, for every order that is $35 or above you will receive from me the ‘fixin’s’ for that weeks Live! PLUS, you’ll get the PDF of 16 other projects with pictures and step by step instructions……ALL for your ONE $35 purchase! Here is a sneak peek of what you’ll get in the PDF:

Sneak Peek for any order of $35

In conclusion, I want to thank you so much for supporting me by coming here! I appreciate you! Please come back next week and see what I have for you! Also, be sure to catch my YouTube Live tomorrow at 4:00 eastern!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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How much fun can one card be!?

Hey Guys!

The card I am showing you today is so much fun to make! Have you ever said: How much fun can one card be!? This stamp set (Ornamental Envelopes) has SO MANY ways to use it! Versatile is just ONE way to describe it! This set has ornaments, corner pieces, dies that let you decorate your envelope, and so much more! For today I am showing off the wreath I made. You can watch my video here to see how I did it.

One card = Too much fun!

By the way, I also shared on my video how to use the Stamparatus to get your stamps straight! Don’t you hate it when you finish a card and go to stamp the sentiment and it is crooked! Then you have to get creative to cover it up or start over! Well, I show you how to never deal with that again!

As always here is the list of things I used to make this card:

  • Stamps
  • Ornamental Envelopes
  • For Unto Us (inside greeting)
  • Here’s a card (front sentiment)
  • Inks
  • Soft Suede
  • Versamark
  • Paper
  • Garden Green 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Early Espresso 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), 3 1/2″ sq.
  • Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Whisper White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inside), 3 3/8″ sq. (for under wreath), scrap
  • Soft Suede 3 1/4″ sq.
  • Misc.
  • 1/4″ Faux Suede Trim – Early Espresso
  • Dimensionals
  • Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Stamping sponges
  • White Embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Stampin’ Seal +

As you saw (hopefully) last week, I love using Make-up brushes to blend in my colors, check out the blog post if you missed it.

Below you will see the same supplies listed above in picture form, if you click on any of them you will be taken to my OnLine Store! Did you know, that I have started doing YouTube Lives?! AND if you purchase $35 from me using this Hostess Code (RTCTACK) between now and Tuesday the 6th of October you will get my Mini Class packet supplies! I will mail out the packets on Thursday the 7th! Check out my Live, but be prepared it was my FIRST and I can only do better, Thank the Lord!! LOL PLUS a pillow gift!! Now, I feel like a tv announcer……BUT that’s not all!! You will also get a pdf of SIXTEEN projects with step by step instructions! Here is a sneak peek:

Sneak peek!!

Thank you for stopping by!! I really appreciate it! Please leave a comment, subscribe to my Newsletter/blog/YouTube channel!! Or all of them! LOL

Come back next week when I have my next video/blog post!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Seamless Blending of colors that draw your eye

Hey Guys!

Oh my Gosh you guys I LOVE how this card came out! Especially since I sent them out to my direct Team members, they loved them and wanted me to make a video so they could learn how to make it! Namely, how to Seamlessly blend the colors to draw your eye to the center. Subsequently you can find the video here. As you will see in the video it’s pretty simple if you follow one rule: Start OFF your paper first! It also helps if you rub either your sponge or brush, a little after inking up on a scratch paper before touching your project. First off, take a look at my card, can you see that I have 2 different ink colors PLUS the color of the cardstock?

See how you can blend colors to create a scene that draws your eye to the subject, seamlessly!?

To start with I began with a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock, I then sponged with a make-up brush Pacific Point around the edges leaving the middle un-inked. Second, I came in on top of the Pacific Point and went over the cardstock with Night of Navy, not quite going as far as I did with the Pacific Point. Thirdly, I stamped the tree from Life Is Beautiful in the center using Soft Suede ink. Lastly I sponged the sides with Night of Navy to make it really dark on the edges and fade to the light color in the middle. Can you see how seamless the blending is and how it really draws your eye in towards the tree in the center? Now, I DID emboss the snowflakes before I sponged the edges but it doesn’t matter if you do the sponging first.

As always here are the specifics for my card:

  • Stamps: Life is Beautiful
  • Inks: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Versamark
  • Paper: Night of Navy 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (scored @ 4 1/4″), Whisper White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2) & 2″ x 3 3/4″, Seaside Spray 5″ x 3 3/8″
  • Misc: Elegant Faceted Gems, Paper Trimmer, Take your Pick tool, stamping sponges & make-up brushes

For the most part EVERYTHING listed above, excluding the make-up brushes, can be found on my OnLine Store. As a result of you ordering $35 or more from my Store you will receive from me SIXTEEN project designs with step by step instructions WITH pictures, in a pdf! Finally, you can click on any of the supplies in picture form below to be taken to my site so you can Shop with me!

Incidentally, I have another sponged scene that I did in the past, but for that one I only used sponges, you can see it here. Therefore, sponging doesn’t HAVE to be done using the make-up brushes, it makes it easier, but sponging can get the same result.

Lastly, I hope you know how much you mean to me! Just the fact that you come here and read what I wrote and watch my video means a lot to me. In brief, please come back again, and leave comments even if it’s to say you enjoyed my post.

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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I made my own Fall Ink Pad, you can too!

Hey Guys!

Today I am going to show you how I made my own Fall ink pad so that leaves on my tree look natural, when I am done you’ll be able to also!! Of course, I made a video you can go here if you would like to SEE how I made it! Naturally, I tend to look at pictures and if I have questions a video helps me out a lot. As an example, here is a picture of my card:

See how the leaves are THREE different colors! That’s my own Fall ink pad!
My own Fall ink pad was used for the inside too!

So, how did I make my fall ink pad? To begin with I had a dirty, yucky Versamark pad that I never used and thought of chucking it in the trash……but no, I could make my own Fall ink pad so my tree will look gorgeous AND match the colors I was using for this card!

My own Fall ink pad made from an OLD Versamark pad!

Since I wanted the colors to match my card I used Bumble Bee, Cherry Cobbler and for the green I went with Just Jade. Already I knew that I wanted to use the Holiday Rhinestones and those used Cherry Cobbler for the red, and a yellow that looked a lot like Bumble Bee but the green was Shaded Spruce so I went with a lighter shade of color and used Just Jade instead. It’s funny how I go about figuring out which colors I use in my crafting, this time it was all about the Rhinestones……gotta have that BLING!

For a different fall project that I made a few years ago, click here!

As always here are the specifics for this card:
Stamps:
Life is Beautiful
Inks:
Bumble Bee
Cinnamon Cider
Cherry Cobbler re-inker
Just Jade re-inker
Bumble Bee re-inker
OLD Versamark pad (you can use new!)
Paper:
Bumble Bee 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (scored at 4 1/4″), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Cinnamon Cider 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2)
Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), scrap for sentiment
Misc:
Holiday Rhinestones
Stamping Sponges
Dimensionals
Tasteful Labels Dies
Bumble Bee Gingham ribbon

As you know, all the supplies will be listed below in picture form. Consequently if you click on any of them you will be taken to my OnLine Store, for every purchase at or above $35 you will get from me 16 projects in a pdf with pictures and step by step instructions!

Sneak Peek for projects you will get in your pdf!

To summarize, I am a ‘give the facts and be done’ kind of girl, so I will let you go for now, check back in next week for a new card/video! If you want to know when I post, subscribe and you can also receive a Newsletter from me by subscribing to that too! Thanks for stopping by and supporting me!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Elegant Christmas Card with Magnetic Closure!

Hey Guys!

To begin with, I am showing you a really elegant and pretty Christmas card, that has a magnetic closure, you can see it on YouTube here!

First, have you seen projects using the Poinsettia Petals bundle on Pinterest?! As usual, I get my inspiration from there, but then I branch out on my own.
Second, I LOVE stamping on Vellum using White embossing powder, it makes any project look elegant! Such as my card (at least I think so!):

Christmas card with a magnetic closure, it’s behind the flower
Christmas card with a magnetic closure, the magnet is hidden!
  • As always here are the specifics for this card:
  • Stamps:
  • Poinsettia Petals Bundle
  • Inks:
  • Garden Green
  • Versamark
  • Paper:
  • Garden Green 8 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, 1 1/4″ x 5″ (scored @ 1/2″), 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Silver Foil 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3″ x 4″, scrap for leaf
  • Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Vellum enough to stamp the three layers of flower
  • Misc:
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Magnetic Plate
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Heat tool
  • Rhinestones
  • Dimensions
  • Stampin’ Seal +
  • Magnets (click to see which ones)

Similarly, as above you will see all the supplies in picture form below, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store!

Therefore, if you purchase $35 or more you will be sent a PDF that has 16 tutorials with pictures and step by step instructions! Subsequently, this is my gift for you! In particular, I appreciate you being here and supporting me! Thus, here is a sneak peek of what you will get:

Sneak peek for purchases $35

Incidentally, last week, like this year…..was a bad one for me! Namely, I had to deal with Migraines and reactions to some new medicine, I didn’t get ANYTHING done.
So, I am off and running this week! Yes, I know it is Friday, but I have been VERY busy all week!

To Summarize, thank you for stopping by! Come back next week I have a great project planned! In addition to this card, if you would like to see another Fancy Fold Christmas Card, click here.

In conclusion, be sure and subscribe to my blog AND sign up for my Newsletter (I send out other project ideas!) one click and you will be added!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Who’s that Doggy in the Window!

Hey Guys,

To begin with, I saw a card on Pinterest that had this fold, which is called a Bay Window. But of course, I had to change it up, so I made one with dogs from Playful Pets that I call “Who’s the doggy in the window”!? By the way, the dog that looks like a Yorkie looks like my puppy and he is always looking out the window waiting for us to come home! By the way, I did a video showing how to make this card, you can catch it here. If you love animals, I have another card using this same set but with cats, you can see it here!

First off, this card is not the regular size that I make. But, it has too much in it to make it smaller. Because of this, I decided to keep it big, so the size is 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″. Once you see it, you’ll agree with me that the size NEEDS to be big! 🙂

Technique called Bay Window: Who’s that Doggy in the window!?
Aren’t those the cutest doggies in the window!?

Of course, I had to find a sentiment that went with my best friend loving me, so I am using the Beauty Abounds stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Subsequently it says “A friend is someone who chooses you….out of a whole world of people” And who doesn’t love you more than a dog, so it’s perfect for a friend card!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Beauty Abounds

Inks:
Memento Black

Paper:
Real Red 5 3/4″ x 81/4″ (x2) ONE is scored at 1/2″, 3 1/2″ turn card and score again at 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ , 2 1/2″ sq (x 4)
Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ (x2), 1 3/16″ x 5 5/8″, 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″, 3 3/8″ x 5 5/8″
Black 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ , 1 1/8″ x 2 1/2″
Whisper White 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ (x2)

Misc:
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Layering Squares Dies
Playful Pets Trinkets
Dimensionals
Window Sheets 2 1/8″ sq. (x2)

Together with the supplies listed above, there is a pictorial list below. Hence, if you click on one you will be taken to my OnLine Store. Furthermore, if you purchase $35 or more from me you will get a PDF that has 16 different project ideas with step by step instructions AND pictures! Moreover, I do this as a thank you for shopping with me! Here is a sneak peek of what you will get:

Don’t forget that you can see the video for this card, which will make it much easier to follow along! Thank you so much for stopping by! Please sign up for my Newsletter and when you go to YouTube please subscribe to my channel!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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How to copy a card and make it your own.

Hey Guys!,

First off, I got this idea from the Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! I like to get ideas and then change them up to make them my own design. Next, we will take a walk through my thought process! As usual, here is a video showing you how to make this card. Finally, this card on page 43 is the card I wanted to make my own:

The card on the right is the one I am going to make into my own design!

Generally, when looking for a project to do, I first look in Pinterest, but this time I looked at the SU! catalog! Consequently it ended up being an awesome place to get an idea! Furthermore, I wanted to use the In The Pines Bundle and this would work with an idea I had in my head. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the circle that is on the card above. However, I did have the die from the Painted Labels that let me cut out a circle design that would take it’s place! Also, I wanted to use the trees singularly from the stamp set but die cut to have more detail. Likewise, instead of the ribbon that comes out the side of the circle I used gold foil cut into two strips. By the way, I DID use the acorns for my card, here is what I made:

I replaced some things to make this design my own creation!

Usually, I like to have layers on my cards and this time is no exception! Likewise, I love to sponge the edges of my cards and I did that with Crumb Cake and then Early Espresso to add a dark edge that makes the card pop! As a rule, I like to have my insides go with the front using the same layers, this (to me) seems to make the card look more professional.

Notice how the inside mirrors the front?

Finally, here are the details for this card:

Stamps:
In the Pines Bundle
For Unto Us
Inks:
Crumb Cake
Early Espresso
Old Olive
Paper:
Crumb Cake 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", 5" x 3 3/4" (x2)
Old Olive 5 1/4" x 4" (x2), scraps for trees
Gold Foil
Misc: 
Wonder of The Season OR Forever Greenery combo
Jingle Bells OR Acorn Trinkets
Glue Dots
MultiPurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Dimensionals
Painted Labels Dies
Banners Pick a Punch

As always, below will be the same supplies listed in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my On Line Store! Subsequently, any purchase over $35 you will get from me a PDF with 16 project ideas that include pictures and step by step instructions! So then, this is a thank you from me!

Before I go, I wanted to tell you that I have another card that you can see here that I took from the catalog and made it my own (see page 38). As you can see I like to get ideas and then change them up to make them my own design.

In Conclusion, thank you so much for coming to visit me! Together, we can make things we see into our creations!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Lightning Bugs that light up!

Hey Guys,

Today I am sharing with you an Alternative to July’s Paper Pumpkin, my Lightning Bugs that light up! Of course, I have a video if you would like to see it here, otherwise follow along with my pictures! So, if you would like to see another light up card I’ve done click here!

Lightning Bugs that light up for real!

As a result of how I felt when I was a kid, I LOVE seeing Lightning Bugs! We spent the first 8 years of my life in IL and I remember how much I loved looking at them! Usually, My sister would take the lights off the bugs and make a ring, but I couldn’t do that! However, I knew it killed them. Now, she has guilt over that! Therefore when to CA the only ones I saw were in Disneyland at the Pirates of the Caribbean! To this day, that is my FAVORITE part of that ride!

So, when Stampin’ Up! came out with the July Paper Pumpkin I was so happy! By the way, I knew I had to make a light up card and have the Lightning Bugs REALLY light up! Are you ready?! Just in case, I have a lot of pictures showing how I did it. Therefore, if you want to skip the pictures, you can watch my video and see it light up for yourself! As you can see, In the first picture I show that you cut out the center of the gold and then lay it behind your card stock from the kit (which I cut down). Generally, the rest is self explanatory, I hope!!

Generally, I hope this all makes sense, remember the video is there if you need it! As you can see, this was a really fun technique, I hope you liked it!

As always here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
July Paper Pumpkin

Inks:
Blackberry Bliss

Cardstock:
Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Gold Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″
Card cut up from kit front is 5″ x 3 3/4″, inside is 5 1/4″ x 4″

Misc:
Chibitronics lights
Batteries
Copper Foil Tape
Rhinestones
Foam Adhesive Tape
Hole punch

As I’ve mentioned before, the supply list will be seen below (except for the lights….) you can click on any of them and be taken to my OnLine Store. Therefore, If you purchase $35 or more from me you will be sent a pdf with 16 projects with step by step instructions and pictures.

In conclusion, Thank you for stopping by! By the way, I hope you come back next week to see what I make next!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Three Panel Christmas Card your friends & Family will cherish

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a Christmas in July Card that has three pages! Make a Christmas card this year that your family and friends will cherish forever!

I LOVE cards that make you want to pick them up and check them out! Since there aren’t very many ideas on Pinterest yet for the New Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, I had to come up with something on my own. I always say that I like CASE’ing (Copy and Share Everything) because then I don’t have to be intimidated by starting from zero. BUT when I do come up with something, I’m usually happy that it’s my own design. You can catch my Youtube video and see how I made this card!

Here is the front of my card:

Doesn’t this make you want to pick it up and turn to the next page?! Your friends and family will cherish getting this card for Christmas!

Middle page:

Middle page of my 3 page Christmas card

And now for the inside:

Inside of my 3 page Christmas card!

I would love to get a card like this in the mail! Wouldn’t you?!

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
In the Pines Bundle
Wishes & Wonder Bundle

Inks:
Versamark
Night of Navy
Old Olive

Paper:
Old Olive 4 1/4″ x 11″, 6″ x 4 1/4″ (scored @ 5 1/2″), 5 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (for trees)
Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside), 3″ x 5 1/2″ (for snow)
Copper scraps for deer and sleigh
Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

Misc:
Foam Adhesive Strips
Stitched so Sweetly Die
Stitched Rectangles Dies
Old World Paper 3D folder
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool

As always, below you will see these supplies in picture form. Click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. ****NOTE: My OnLine Store is changing as of the 1st of August, the links on my blog before that date will not take you to the exact item after (for the posts I’ve made before then). So, any time after August 3rd if you click on a link (from an earlier post) it will take you to my store, just not to the exact item.

If you decide to shop with me, you will receive a pdf with 16 project ideas with pictures and step by step instructions (you just need to spend $35). Here is a sneak peek of what you will get in the month of August!

Sneak Peek for any purchase of $35 or more.

If you missed my last post doing a Christmas in July card, click here and you can go see what else I made for my class! It’s a Blog Hop so you won’t want to miss out! Like I said your friends and family will cherish getting a handmade Christmas card forever!

Thank you for stopping by! I love it that you take time to check out what I’m doing! Don’t forget to go check out my YouTube Channel to catch up on all my designs!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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You Can Emboss with that?!

Hey Guys!

Did you know that you can emboss with water?! What!? I didn’t think it was possible, but I accidentally dripped water on a project I was Gold embossing, as I poured the powder, the water took it too and it embossed along with the Versamark!

So, of course I HAD to try it with JUST water, and you guessed it……it embossed! You can see the video of this card here. Here is a picture of my project:

The Gold spots are where I embossed with WATER!
The inside of my Water embossed card!

To get the ‘silver’ look on the background, I used a Sponge Brayer and the Frost White Shimmer Paint and applied it to the Birch Background stamp from Stampin’ Up! On black the ‘white’ looks more silver, therefore this card has both Silver & Gold! Every time I say that, I want to break into song singing “Silver & Gold, Silver & Gold”! I ‘think’ it’s from Rudolph the cartoon, do you know?

I also embossed the tag with Gold and used the Banners Pick a Punch to get the tag perfect! For the Stamp set, I used the Beautiful World Bundle. LOVE this set!

If you would like to see another embossing technique you can check it out here!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Beautiful World Bundle
Birch

Inks:
Versamark
Misty Moonlight
Blends: Misty Moonlight (light)

Paper:
Misty Moonlight 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scrap for behind the map
Gold Foil 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Silver Foil
Basic Black 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), scrap for map, 2 strips for behind sentiment & behind cut out on the inside
Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Misc:
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Dimensionals
Banners Pick a Punch
Sponge Brayer
Gold Embossing Powder
3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon (Gold)
Heat Tool

You can click on any of the supplies in picture form below and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you decide to purchase from me, any time you spend $35 or more you will receive from me a pdf of 16 projects with pictures and step by step instructions! Here is a sample of what you will get in July:

Any purchase from my Store for $35 you get a PDF with these projects!

Finally, what do you think? Did you know that you can emboss with WATER? I sure didn’t! I hope you liked learning something new. Please be sure and come back (subscribe to my blog & Newsletter) so you can see my next project! Thank you for supporting me by visiting! I appreciate you!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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