Happy Birthday Little Dreamer

Happy Birthday Little Dreamer

I’m working on using my scraps up and you know, I’m always have those sheets of cards left in the paper pack if I’m not doing pocket scrapbooking.  I used two of them to make this card and a card design I got from Unity Stamps.  The gold glitter paper and transparency are from my shaker card party.  =)

  • You will need to cut your card base from a larger piece of cardstock because the score/fold is on the 4.25″ side at the 5.5″.
  • Trim down one of the 4″x6″ cards to 4″x5.25″ and put the front of the card.
  • Then cut 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the card, set aside to use later, and leave 1 1/2″ from the top of the card.

 

  • Glue the transparency – cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″and glue under the top part of the card.
  • Glue the bottom 1 1/2″ piece that you saved and glue on the bottom of the transparency.
  • Take the striped card that’s 3″x4″ and put in the center of the card, over the transparency and overlapping the top and bottom of the card.   You’ll be able to see the transparency on the sides of the card.

  • Use two strips of gold glitter paper.
  • Stamp and cut out both the Unicorn and the banner.
  • Distress the banner with Thistle Ink.
  • Add googly eyes.

  • Stamp a unicorn on the inside of the card, underneath the panel so it does not show (unless you want it to).
  • Stamp a sentiment on the inside.
  • Add googly eye.
  • Use the Gold and Clear Shimmer Brushes on the unicorns (I did gold on the body and clear on the mane, tail, horn, and nose).

The Little Dream Paper is a great deal of fun.  The colors are lively and so wonderful to play with after this dreary, crazy spring we’ve been having. The Little Dreamer Cardmaking unicorn stamp set has these dies to match so no fussy cutting = LOVE!!  Same for the Little Dream Scrapbooking rainbow set.  These makes your life easier.

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month (NSM) is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Host a Gathering Online or at your home/my house that reaches $350.00 or more in sales and you’ll get NSN
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
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Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Enjoy this Happy Birthday Little Dream card.  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice if your order is over $50.00.

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Love with Live Beautifully

Love with Live Beautifully

This is another one of my “scrap” cards that I’m making with some left over scraps of Live Beautifully paper, glitter chip board “Love” from the My Girl compliments, and the stamp set “Live Beautifully”.   Love the way this turned out.

I stamped one of the roses from the stamp set and embossed with a rose gold embossing powder.  Fussy cut it out.  Took scraps from the left over paper from the Live Beautifully. Used one of the zip strip to create the striped border across the card.

The gold foil paper is so pretty, you hate to waste any pieces of it.  By embossing the rose in the rose gold embossing powder,  the rose still has the hint of pink to make it more rose-like, yet gold enough to pick up the gold roses outlined on white paper.

The “Love” comes from this compliment set.  I had a few things left over and using the on a card seemed like a great idea.  The gold “Love” really pops on the white paper.

Love the way the three gold elements work with together.

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month (NSM) is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Host a Gathering Online or at your home/my house that reaches $350.00 or more in sales and you’ll get NSN
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
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  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope this Love Card gets you excited about this great special!  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share this sweet card using Hello Lovely papers from the first Seasonal Expressions.  This is another great card I received in the 50 Card Swap I host, made by Lisa Sargent.  Since I carry stock for the crops, I still have some of this lovely paper left.  =)  Of course, you can use some of our wonderful new papers and just keep the design.

The card base is New England Ivy.  Trim a 12″ x 12″ paper to 8.5″ x 11″.  Cut this sheet in half at the 11″ length, at the 5.5″ mark.  Score and fold in half.  Then cut a piece of background and texture paper 4″x 5.5″ to be on the card front.  Cut 3 squares of paper and layer them by off-setting.  Stamp your sentiment on the white cardstock (or whichever paper will be on top if you are using different colors).  They are all the same size.  Lightly distress the edges of the paper with scissors or a paper distressing tool.

Aren’t these flowers super cute!  Have the Artistry Cricut Cartridge?  Page 39 cut at 1 1/4 and 1 1/2.  Use your Glue Pen and add prisma glitter.  Very sweet and adds a bit of elegant bling to the card.

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides can be yours free with qualifying purchases!  Check it out!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   This Happy Mother’s Day Card is easy to recreate or you can hop over to my house for a Card Buffet!

 

 

 

 

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Get Well

Get Well

Spring brings Spring colds and this a fun, simple card to make and send to your friend who’s under the weather a bit.  I did not make this one but can’t remember where I got it from.  =(

The sentiment is stamped on Cricut cut images. You can make the Kleenex box in Design Space as well.  The bottom is a half inch strip.  You can use the zip strips from any papers for this!  A quick easy card to make and you can even use your left over scraps for this.  Tuck the tissue under the box and press down so it lays flat.

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides can be yours free with qualifying purchases!  Check it out!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope you enjoyed this Get Well card you can make from your scraps.

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Live Beautifully in depth

Live Beautifully in depth.

Live Beautifully is amazing paper and I wanted to take a post to just showcase how beautiful and amazing it is.   The paper has gold foil accents on some of it.  Two sheets of it are a white with gold polka dots and a white with the rose outline in gold.   Pretty, pretty!  Most of the paper is two-sided and they all have a zip-strip so you can use the little strip you cut off in your projects.

There are two of sheet of paper design in the pack.  I can think of so many different occasions this paper will work for. Proms, weddings, formal events, Mother’s Day, birthdays, and heritage pictures to name a few.  The papers are modern and retro at the same time.  Wait until you see the workshop layouts on my Class Page!

The stamp set is great and wait until you see the cards I made where I embossed the roses with a rose gold embossing powder I found during the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!  So pretty.  The stamps are large enough to work as titles on your scrapbooking pages or as cards.  I love the saying “she believed she could so she did”.  The power of your own thoughts.  The color of your roses can determine the message of your layout or your cards.  Definitely a stamp set that will be usable long past the Live Beautifully papers.

Check out my Seasonal Expressions 2 Walk Through on FB Live in my customer group (no consultants please).

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live on May 1, 2017.  All new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides can be yours free with qualifying purchases!  Check it out!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95 ($45).  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 pts…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope you enjoyed checking out the Live Beautifully paper and stamp set for National Scrapbooking Month!

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It’s May and It’s New!

It’s May and It’s New!

May is here.  Spring has skipped us and summer heat and humidity is settling in.  It’s National Scrapbooking Month bringing the Live Beautifully collection.  Wait to see all the options you have for ordering this, including some amazing workshops.   The Seasonal Expressions 2 is now live with amazing products.

Get your copy of the Seasonal Expressions 2, free, when you place an order on my shopping website: SHOP NOW. As you are checking out, you’ll be offered the option to accept a free copy of the Seasonal Expressions and they’ll ship it directly to you.

Come to my Open House on May 13th from 3-7pm, Free Create and Take. Check out the new product and classes. Win some prizes. Have fun. RSVP through this FB event: OPEN HOUSE.

Don’t forget it’s Teacher Appreciate Week, either this week or the week coming up.  Make your child’s teacher(s) something special.

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National Scrapbooking Month and Live Beautifully

The best thing about our National Scrapbooking Month Special, Live Beautifully, is all the different ways you can get this amazing paper. The Cut Above kit is simple to do and a great way to get some pages done quickly. The paper is stunning. See the five different workshops I’ll be offering this month when you purchase $25.00 of the workshop supplies from my website.  Check Workshops Out.

For Customers:

During the month of May, we are offering three exclusive new products to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month: the Live Beautifully paper packet:

 the My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set:

the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit:

These three options which helps you create five complete scrapbook layouts in half the time! Buy these exclusive products separately, or buy an album bundle with the new Cut Above layout kit to save 20%. Or you can also just buy it all!

For hostesses:

Host a party in May that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (and submit your party order by June 5, 2017), and receive the Cut Above™Live Beautifully layout kit(CC1212A) for FREE!

For new Consultants:

Become a Close To My Heart Consultant in May and receive the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit (CC1212A) for FREE!

As I mentioned earlier, I have 5 different workshops you can do with these amazing products.  When you place your order for workshop supplies, you can choose which workshop you want for FREE (electronic files) with a $25.00 order.

Check Workshops Out

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 Paper of the Month:  Little Dreamer

This paper looks like May.   May Day is May 1 and it’s a day to celebrate Spring.  Look at the bright colors in the paper.  It’s “happy” paper.

You have several different option for using these papers with different Workshops Your Way.

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May Stamp of the Month S1705 Live Love Laugh

Calling all coloring fanatics! This is the SOM for you! Got a friend who loves coloring, get this set as a gift or to make cards/pages for them to color. “Live, Love, Laugh” is a saying that’s been around for a while. It’s amazing how these words can fit into so many situations and celebrate so many different relationships.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $17.95 OR for a deal, $5.00 with a minimum qualifying purchase of $50.00! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 9 stamps
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 2″ × 3½ (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

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Essential Oils have been life changing for my family and I. Sign up for my educational email to learn a little bit more about them and how they work. *Join Now!*

Join my Essential Oils 101 Class on May 8th and 9th at 8pm EDT in my FB Group: You’ve Got Oils Now What?. Join Class  There is no commitment purchase anything. Just to come and learn. =)

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May is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope your first day of May is wonderful!

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You Are My Happy

You Are My Happy:

What a fun shaker, right?  This is another retired stamp set that just called out to be used with this great background paper from Sugar Rush!  Did you get your paper pack yet?  If you have not, it’s retiring on April 30th.  It’s definitely a sweet paper pack.  Here is some of the beautiful things you can create with it:

The little dog is stamped, fussy cut, colored with Shin Han Touch Markers.   Use 3D foam tape to pop the little guy up.

Liquid Glass is great to add highlights on this card.  It’s on the nose, tag, and ice cream cones all around.  If you look at the ice cream cone on the dog, it’s got Clear Shimmer Pen on it first and then the Liquid Glass.

The shaker and dies are from Queen and Company.  The shaker insides are seed beads and sequins from my stash as I was running out of Queen and Company toppings.  This card will be in the Shaker Card Party Buffet in April/May.  Come and Play or host one at your house!

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the You Are My Happy shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 



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Love This Card

Love This Card:

Here’s a fun combo of the Some Kinda of Wonderful paper.  The striped paper in the pack is so subtle compared to the other bright and bold papers.  It’s a nice offset and gives this card a very different feel.  You can use this as an appreciation card or anniversary card for something different.

I added the Clear Shimmer Brush to the “Love This” sentiment for a little bling.  Also used 3 foam tape to pop up the dot.  This is one of the great background and texture papers where you can stamp on it and have it show up clearly.

Use the Gold Shimmer pen on the backs of the quail and the clear on the white parts to highlight them.  The ribbon is from the Enchanted Ribbon Collection.

The shimmer brushes add to this card if you are short on time for coloring in the quail.  I’ve seen some amazing cards with the quails colored in.  The white enameled gems are from the black and white dots which still on back order.  The great news is they will continue past the end of the Seasonal Expressions 1.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Love This card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!



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Life Gets Stormy

Life Gets Stormy:

Unfortunately we all have moments or times in our lives where life is not working out well.  Thank goodness for those friends who walk life with us when we can barely do it.  This shaker card celebrates those relationships.

I love the sentiment and it comes from a wonderful stamp set that is retired from CTMH.  I love it some much it has a permanent residence in my stamp collection.

The contents of the shaker are “happy”.  Flowers, stars, pearls, silver beads and more “toppings” from Queen and Company (Shaker, die, and topping are from here).  This card is on the Shaker Card Party Buffet.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Life Get Stormy shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

We Are Blessed

We Are Blessed

This card is made by April Smith, a guest artist and crafter who works on my creative team when I’m short on time.  I’m so blessed to have her in my life.  The stamp set is S1704 Flock Together, the April Stamp of the Month (SOM).

These cute little quails are fun to work with.  I added in the shimmer in different places because I love these pens.  They really add a little extra to the quails back.  You could color them in if you desired with our wonderful Shin Han Touch markers.

One of the hold over from the Seasonal Expression 1 will be these wonderful Black and White enameled gems.  They go with everything so you must have a stash to use.  Even adding shimmer brush to the “love this?” sentiment makes it pop a little.  This sentiment will be great to add to scrapbook layouts by a picture of something you really like.

 

The bright colors of the Some Kinda of Wonderful paper pack are bright and more summery, thus a good paper to have on hand as we go into summer time.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first butterfly shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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