Thursday, March 31, 2011

My first Matchbox for a swap...

We are having terrible weather today....in a Tornado warning....just got back from picking up all my boys early from school....watching the weather channel. Sorry...my pictures are not so great of my box...but hopefully you get the idea. The theme was *winged* my first thought was an angel but then I wanted to use my new prima butterfly. So I went ahead and used it with highlighting cream and peach...going toward a victorian feel to it.
I filled it with trinkets from antique ribbon and actually antique embroidery thread...some bling and extra goodies...
I sure hope my swap partner likes the box...as this is very new to me. I have only recently made the blue one for my mom. This has been sent a few days ago so hopefully she will have it soon.

Thank you for the Vintage Dragonfly blog for hosting this swap and letting me join in the fun.


Keep dry everyone that is having this terrible weather....

Hugs...and a smile, Tammy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Proud mom~my oldest in newspaper...also a card for one of my neices

Here is my boy.....looking so cute! Gotta love his quote...from dad. Last sentence was for me...so sweet.
Here is a card that I made for one of my neices...I need two as they both are twins.


I love this sweet pea stamp....I will be making another card...of course different type.


Last nights game was so much fun with my youngest, Colten.

He was catcher for the first time and did excellent...caught so many of them.

I was totally impressed....Okay...proud mom!

Austen has a tail bone issue so he is off of sports for a couple of weeks.

Jaxten...is just doing the school thing for now.

Presten is officially finished with sports in high school.

Now for the prom coming up and all the senior stuff. Grad night at Disney...senior breakfast.

Hubby is great too.

SMiles...always, Tammy

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Graduation card for Presten

I have been getting ready for my oldest graduation that is coming up fast...

Hard to believe how fast time flies...I just gave birth to him it seems...Atleast I am trying to stay young with that thought. haha...

I put honor's cord around his neck made out of antique embroidery thread... braided of course. Distressed the edges and stamped the sentiment on the inside.
I am pretty happy with the card. First time using my new Everday Paper dolls cartridge.

I used 3d foam on him. Gel pens, cuttlebug dots folder and chalk ink.

Hope you like...

Have a wonderful Tuesday all my blog friends!

Make sure that you have entered into my 250 followers giveaway.

Also...just a note that the April basket blog hop is coming soon...

I will have a little giveaway on that one too.

smiles...and blessings your way...

Tammy

Monday, March 28, 2011

My vintage victorian necklace....

Here is my newest creation....I made all the flowers out of ribbon....added antique ribbon, pearls, and earrings....It was so much fun to making it. It is time consuming as it took me a few days to make. Lots of hand sewing too.... Such pretty colors together....I love that antique ribbon from Goodwill.

Also...My mom gave me some of her antique jewelry that didn't have pairs.

So I was able to add some pieces to this necklace.

Going to wear it to my Mom's tea party this weekend. It has been a rainy day here...Still pretty sick. Bad cold is not going away and still not hearing... Boys are doing great and we have been quite busy as usual. Thank goodness practice is canceled...probably the game tomorrow as well. The fields will be to wet. Have a wonderful rest of the week. I should have another creation by tomorrow. It was a great month of crafting.... Entering this into:  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/ also my month display at Tinker Planet

MY GIVEAWAY IS ON THE RIGHT SIDEBAR........CLICK THERE TO TAKE YOU THERE...

Smiles....Tammy

Sunday, March 27, 2011

1st graduation creation....a money pot


Here is Presten's money pot for graduation that I made him.

What you do is tie money to each of the sticks....I wanted to showcase each of his sports that he played...with a senior and way to go staying.

Each was attached to yellow straws....cut all the images with my cricut.

Painted the pot black and added a cobra's die cut that I purchased at a craft show. I used his school colors red and gold(yellow).

Had some fun ribbons that I purchased at Hobby lobby...and tied those to each of the sticks as well.

Hope you like my project as I am just so happy with the end result. It is a great size too!

Sorry... not posting everyday...as it did get harder toward the end of the month with doing some larger time consuming projects and doing family things as well.

Let me know what you think.

Thank you so much for stopping by...

Those of you that do not know that I am having a 250 followers giveaway...please see the right sidebar to take you to the post.

Smiles....always, Tammy


Entered into challenge: anything goes over at Wee Memories


Bed time for me....Have a super Monday!Entered into Tinker planet...coming to a close...National craft month-March.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Hymns flowers...come see




I was whipping up some flowers out of a great find....and old hymns book that I was fortunate to find at a local thrift store... You never know what you can find if you go browsing.
I inked the edges in different colors...so I can use them on future projects.
Finally~~ I broke down and purchased the everyday paper dolls cartridge for cricut...it's an oldie but a goodie. I sure wish times were better so I could get some new cartridges...though I am just blessed at what I do own... So look for some future projects with that one.
Also...so close to the giveaway...ready to ship it out as soon as I reach 250...hopefully sooner then later. haha... Thanks everyone for showing it on your blogs.
smiles...always, Tammy

Tea party favor purses

Just helping my mom with some favors for her Tea party....she is doing the decorations and filling them....I kept them simple for her touch. I used my cricut machine for the teapot...A childs year...and Purse from Forever young cartridge. I also used my button punch from MS.
Some inking on the teapot and "Yum" sentiment...Used my punch for the tag.I have made 15 of them....and giving her my teacups and saucers to use.
It is going to be a fun time...

Have a super day! Hopefully I will be crafting some today....
smiles...Tammy

250 followers giveaway on right sidebar...
Entered into Tinker Planet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baby shower card....and note

My niece's baby shower is coming up next month....Hard to believe.
I so need a baby fix...
So here is my sweet fairy card...she is doing fairies with purple and yellow for the babies room.
So I went through my stamps and found this one...bad thing is I have a brain freeze as to where I got it. My bad... :( Entered into challenge with my fairy...over at http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/

Today was a nice day....all but this cold which I guess I am sounding way worse but me not hearing so well I had no idea. haha... I still went out with my mom. Found some sweet tops at Ross....and a few good finds at the thrift stores.
I have been working on making some simple goodie purses for my mom's tea party as favors.
Now....for my excitement to my day...
My oldest who is only 17 got his first speeding ticket...you don't want one of them in Florida because we are high priced tickets....so $254 for going 64 in a 45MPH zone...
I guess he needed to learn a lesson....God knows and took care of that...seeing me and his dad have been telling him to not be such a lead foot.
Live and Learn....
Have a sweet Thursday!
Game tonight.
smiles...always, Tammy
Be blessed!

Please pass the word about my giveaway....we are soooooooo close twenty followers away.
Thank you to all of you that follow me and have posted my giveaway.
Please vote for me...it is easy....
Thank you sooooooooooooo much! Just a fun decorating bottle bath and body works.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME....

http://www.mypocketbac.com/profile/tammys1/11018 PLEASE CLICK ON THIS AND VOTE FOR MY BOTTLE DESIGN FOR BATH AND BODY WORKS....I SO APPRECIATE YOUR TAKING THE TIME TO DO THIS FOR ME.
HUGS...TAMMY

ALSO....THERE IS A POST BELOW WITH MY VINTAGE EGG CREATION....PLEASE EVERYONE JOIN IN THE COOL...NEAT CHALLENGE OVER AT TEE'S. POST BELOW WILL TAKE YOU THERE.

My victorian vintage egg....

SO CLOSE WITH MY 250 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY....THANK YOU EVERYONE...RIGHT SIDEBAR TAKES YOU TO THE POST...PASS IT ON IF YOU WOULD LIKE.... The Altered Paper...is having a vintage egg challenge. So here is my take...
I started with a green plastic egg....and then grabbed some samples that I had of lace...started cutting that in squares...hmmmmm...I wondered how do I attach this...then I grabbed the modge podge...Yeppers it was a sticky mess... Dryed it of course...then inked it with Tim Holtz tea ink pad. Okay...it is looking alright. I have these wonderful hat pins from my mom that are antique...stuck it right in the egg with some lace that I inked as well and some pretty gold ribbon. I grabbed a flower crochet that my sister in law Kathy had made a while back...added some stickles and an antique button. I think it turned out okay...
Then last night I was in bed not feeling well...yepper the cold is getting worse instead of better. bummer... I used my antique clothespins and wrapped my thrifty ribbon around them and stuck in my pins I decorated. Looks pretty in the bowl with my egg and added a doily. Let me know what you think.
Going to get some rest now....Sorry if I haven't blogged as much lately...this cold is taking alot out of me....though I keep going like the energizer bunny rabbit.
Smiles...and blessings to you all.
Tammy
Also displaying over at Tinker planet again...
Also entering in Paper issues challenge...favorite things.
Well most of you know that my favorite things are usually vintage(antique) items such as the buttons,stick pin,clothespin and also the vintage lace in this creation...
Don't forget that I love to recycle which is the plastic egg from Easter stash.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A dress....and a winner!


250 followers giveaway....right sidebar.

In April I'm in another blog hop....left sidebar (bottom) get ready...Created something really neat!

Also.....A winner from my Recent blog hop....

I had 19 entries and had Colten pick a number between 1-19 and he chose

#16

......

........

Which is ...

Mallika who lives in India... http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/

Please click on my (email me) on sidebar with your address and I will get this out to you

this week.

Congrats! Thank you for playing too...

Here is a dress form that I bought at Ross....can you believe it was only $8.99?

Such a wonderful deal...



So I was playing with it and created a little clothes out of paper....Also put together the flower.

Notice I have a couple of headvases on my antique desk.
Have a wonderful day...
No game tonight...read the schedule wrong...so happy though.
Creating today...tomorrow hitting some thrift shops with mom.
Hope to find some *yummy* goods.
Smiles...Tammy
Linked over at:

 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tea Time...banner.

FIRST UP...250 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY...CLICK HERE...
Also entered into challenge Over at http://mytimemadeeasy.com/blog/ Red,pink,ivory,greenABOVE IS A PHOTO OF AN ANTIQUE TEAPOT THAT WAS PASSED DOWN FROM MY HUSBAND'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY...HIS GRANDPA. LOVE THE COLORS AND IT IS IN MINT SHAPE...ALSO A COUPLE OF MY HEADVASES...DID YOU KNOW THAT I COLLECT THESE...I WILL START TO SPOTLIGHT SOME THROUGHOUT MY BLOG. I LOVE THEM AND COULD NEVER PART WITH THEM. SOME HAVE REPAIRS MADE TO THEM AS THEY ARE MIGHTY OLD AND LOTS ARE IN MINT CONDITION. THEY ARE THOUGHOUT MY LIVING ROOM...NOW I CAN DO THAT SINCE THE BOYS ARE MUCH OLDER THEY SPENT MOST OF THERE TIME IN THE CURIO CABINET.
MY MOM IS PLANNING A TEA PARTY...SHE STOPPED BY YESTERDAY WITH SOME CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FOR ME...SO SWEET!

SO I OFFERED TO MAKE SOME FAVORS FOR HER...NAME TAG TYPE. I HAVE MY MIND WANDERING ON THAT NOW...BUT FIGURED A BANNER WOULD BE NICE ALSO.
SO HERE IS MAKE MAKE...I USED MY CRICUT MAINLY FOR THIS..ALSO A CUTE STAMP I OWN. MY BOW MAKER IS THE BOMB...LET ME TELL YOU... I LOVE IT!
REASONABLY RIBBON SITE SELLS IT! A MUST!! SO USED SOME RIBBON AND MY FABRI-TAC GLUE TO ATTACH....


HARD TO GET THE WHOLE SHOT...SO HERE IT IS DRYING ON MY DINING ROOM TABLE.

GOING TO PICK THE BLOG HOP WINNER TOMORROW...SO LAST MINUTE ENTRIES ARE A FEW POSTS BELOW.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY...
DENTIST APPOINTMENTS FOR A COUPLE OF THE BOYS...LAST DAY OF SPRING BREAK.
ANY HINTS HOW TO GET MY HEARING BACK IN MY LEFT EAR...I AM SO CONGESTED.
BACK TO THE GRIND TOMORROW. GAME TOMORROW NIGHT WITH COLTEN (BASEBALL).
SMILES...TAMMY

OH ANOTHER GREAT SUPER FABULOUS NEWS....I WON THAT ADORABLE AND FANTASTIC PURSE THAT IS IN MY LEFT SIDEBAR. I AM SO TICKLED PINK!!! IT MADE MY DAY...WEEK....MONTH FOR THAT MATTER.....PLEASE CHECK OUT LINDA'S BLOG SHE IS THE BEST!!!! GREAT IDEAS TOO...ESPECIALLY DECORATING ONES.
MY FAVES!

entered this into Tinker Planet.



Sunday, March 20, 2011

A quick note

JUST A QUICK NOTE...I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO A CRAFT A DAY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH....BUT TODAY I DID NOT CRAFT AT ALL.....I HAVE SOME AWFUL YUCKIE COLD. SO RESTING....
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE BLOG HOP...SO IF YOU WANT TO POP ALONG AND ENTER IN MY GIVEAWAY...IT IS DOWN TWO POSTS.
ALSO DON'T FORGET ABOUT MY 250 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY....GETTING CLOSE...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PASSING THE WORD.
TELEVISION BOUND TONIGHT....
:) TAMMY

Saturday, March 19, 2011

DAY 2 HOP...250 Follower Giveaway...new fold card.


Okay first up....Day two of International HOP...CLICK HERE TO TAKE YOU TO THE POST...GIVEAWAY ON THAT POST TOO. SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND VISIT THE OTHER LADIES AS THEY HAVE SOME GIVEAWAYS TOO....AND GREAT CREATIONS.


SECOND UP....MY 250 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY...RIGHT SIDEBAR TAKES YOU THERE..

NOW FOR MY CREATION...I DID A NEW FOLD OF CARD... DOUBLE FOLD POCKET CARD.
I RECEIVED THIS TYPE OF CARD FROM MY SIS (IN BLOGLAND THAT IS) ANN-SOFIE.
SO TIME HAS PASSED AND I DECIDED TONIGHT WOULD BE A PERFECT TIME TO MAKE ONE.


EACH OF THE SLOT OPENINGS HOLD A NOTE AND A BOOKMARKER.
I USED SOME EMBELLISHMENTS AND STAMPS PLUS INKING WITH CHALK...
MY PAPER IS FROM (LOVE ME DO) BY DEENA RUTTER. MY MINDS EYE...
I LOVE HER ART IN PAPERS.
HOPE YOU LIKE MY MAKE AND BE SURE TO STOP BY ANYTIME.
SMILES...ALWAYS,
TAMMY


Friday, March 18, 2011

INTERNATIONAL BLOG HOP MARCH 18-20...COME JOIN IN THE FUN...GIVEAWAY TOO!

A FAMILY TRADITION....PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION...NORWEGIAN COOKIES FATTIGMAN...YUM!
BLOG HOP GOING ON FROM MARCH 18-20TH


Do tell if you have ever made this cookies...would be neat to know.


I am participating in an INTERNATIONAL BLOG HOP... WE ARE TO MAKE A CREATION HAVING TO DO WITH HERITAGE OR FAMILY TRADITION...



SO I HAVE MADE A BROWN PAPER BAG CREATION. INSIDE THE BROWN PAPER BAG WOULD HOLD MY FAMILY TRADITIONAL COOKIES...FATTIGMAN COOKIES...NOTICE ON THE BAG THE INGREDIENTS WHICH YOU WOULD MAKE AND STORE IN BROWN PAPER BAGS...OF COURSE WHEN I MAKE THEM I USE THE LARGE SUPERMARKET TYPE. MY BOYS HAVE STARTED HELPING ME MAKE THESE...AUSTEN HAS ALWAYS HELPED BUT I WANT THEM ALL TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM. IT IS A TIMELY PROCESS BUT THEY ARE SO YUMMY...SLIGHTLY SWEET.

THIS RECIPE HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS ON MY MOM'S SIDE. WE HAVE A PORTION OF NORWEGIAN IN US. THESE COOKIES ARE MADE AT CHRISTMAS TIME EVERYYEAR BY ME...AND MY BOYS.

MY BAG WAS MADE WITH ANTIQUE RIBBON, STAMPED WITH A FAMILY TRADITIONS STAMP FROM FISKARS. ALSO COMPUTER GENERATED RECIPE...THAT I TYPED IN. I used ink for the aged look...also a cricut cut for the tag.

PLEASE START THE HOP AT: http://sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot.com/
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com/
http://yuveriaseden.blogspot.com/
http://tamminniesdesigns.blogspot.com/~ME (HERE)
http://pedacinhosdipano.blogspot.com/ (Next STOP)
http://diamondgrove.blogspot.com/
http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/
http://lenascrafts.blogspot.com/
http://cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com/
http://creativecharacters.blogspot.com/
http://kittirin-weltmeinerhandarbeit.blogspot.com/
http://www.cardsbyshelly.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cricutconfessions.com%2F&h=36595
http://wanttocrafteverything.blogspot.com/
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ALL THE LADIES BLOGS AND SEE THEIR WONERFUL CREATIONS...ALSO SOME CHANCES ON WINNING SOME GREAT BLOG CANDY.

I HAVE A LITTLE GIVEAWAY FOR THIS BLOG HOP...HEIDI SWAPS STICKERS AND RIBBONS FROM BLACKBIRD. I WILL BE PICKING MY WINNER ON THE 22nd OF MARCH.


RULES FOR CANDY: ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BECOME A FOLLOWER...AND LEAVE A COMMENT. EASY PEASY....THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG. HOPE YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE.

ALSO I HAVE ANOTHER GIVEAWAY ON MY RIGHT SIDEBAR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER. My 250 followers giveaway.

Still entered into Tinker Planet month long craft.
SMILES...ALWAYS, TAMMY I live in Florida, USA

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Reminder 250 giveaway....blog hop starts tomorrow...My take on Pins

First I would like to remind all of you about my 250 followers giveaway...just click on the sidebar to enter in...Please pass the word as I would greatly appreciate it.
Also, tomorrow I am participating in an International blog hop...Please be sure to join in on the fun....goodies to be won!
Today, I took the boys to the beach we had a wonderful time....It was completely beautiful out!
Blue skies and sun shining...we made sand castles and flew a kite. Had Greek bread...from Tarpon Springs...YUMMY!!!My blog friend Carri, Over at Doubleclick connections
inspired me to make some pins...So here a few that I worked on late last night.

Pretty happy with the turn out...I used Jewelry pins with grape tops...of course I had the beads as I make jewelry...
Notice one of them has a paper bead that I made. It turned out awesome that the flower showed when I rolled it...that never happens. So this way I can showcase that.

Okay...done rambling...Going to rest! So much sun and fun took the energy right out of me.
Smiles...Tammy


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My pinch box....love my cricut! 250 follower giveaway too....

Just a quick post....today was a beautiful day with 3 of my 4 boys...as one went to the beach with his friends. We all went shopping....I mean I found some simply awesome deals today.
First was Target...wowzers they had awesome deals on some scrapbook stuff. So picked me up some papers, a punch, and stickers...Even thank you cards for Presten's graduation. Then I found the magazine I have been wanting since it came out. I actually follow the blog where it originated from called FLEA MARKET STYLE...it is the second one they have made. So tonight you know what I will be doing...curling up and reading it. Also, not only did I find it at Target I also got it for about half off the cover price...which is $9.99 it was like $4.54 or something like that. How cool was that?

So I have started working on this yesterday and finished it today for my project of the day...Enjoying my month long creating....
I cut a square box with my cricut. Used my scoreboard to make the pinches on the sides to give it a different look...then added a top to it...along with a bow and wild orchid flower...
The picture is from my Flower shop CD. I sure hope you like my creation...Going to put some goodies in it...I think a gift card would fit as well. So gave me some ideas. I am sure to make more of these in the future. Simple and cute!
Oh I forgot to mention we went on to more shopping and had a wonderful time...I even went into Goodwill by the area and found some antique ribbons...that are just the best! Brand new...woot... then as I was leaving that section I found a norditrac treadmill...brand new for $40 dollars they just told me that they just put it together...I am sooooo excited this is what I wanted for my anniversary/birthday/mothers day....and I found it...early and cheap! Don't forget brand new....I am over the moon with excitement. The boys found their goods too at their types of stores...so everyone was happy! Have a wonderful rest of the day...dinner time here.
Hugs...Tammy

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My first matchbox makeover...

I had so much fun decorating an empty matchbox...I've always wanted to do it...but of course put it off. Hard to believe you can use so much on something so small and it look good. (atleast in my opinion it looks good). I also inked the box ends with blue chalk...
I filled it up with some antique ribbon...some beads, a couple of buckle pieces, pretty bead and a button...Can you guess what is on the button?



I hope you liked my little creation.
It has been a busy day....doctors appts...for the boys which had me kinda not to happy because they are the worst at keeping track at shots...Mind you when my youngest was five years old
they gave him double the shots (6 of them) because they had no clue he had them already. Worst thing was that I would have known that but at the time I was really sick and had to have my hubby take him in ...and well you know they don't know much so he had no clue.
I was not to happy about my little guy getting that many on mistake. This time they can't find the chicken pox vacine ones for my oldest....By golly by the time they were done with the physical they had found one of them and said the other was not given. Hmmmmmmm all my boys had both of theirs why would I forget to get his...I know in my heart he had them both.
Geez....how many appointments and physicals have I had...let me see physical every year he is sports...and many sports that is...and they just now find that at the age of 17...
I know find another doctor. haha... felt like venting.
I am tired...didn't sleep so well last night. My husbands computer has a virus so tired to work on it too late and now I just want to sleep....
Okay...I know you don't read many posts like this by me...but hey once in a while you just have one of those days. haha
hugs...Tammy

Monday, March 14, 2011

You light up my life....come see...

My lantern....Spring blooms...What a project this was....I used some wild orchid flowers where i entered into their challenge which is to use die cuts. I used my MS cut for the leaves and a butterfly punch I had from Joann's not sure of brand. I layered it twice and added wire to give it the flying motion.
I also went green ( recycle) the clear plastic in the windows...it was the covering of my cutting board. See I save everything...lol

I used a freebie image that I found on the net...and then layered it onto DP and CS and distressed the edges. Don't forget that I inked alot with Chalk in yellow.
I could not find my battery operated tealight...so just for the picture to give you an idea of what it would look like I stuck in a real one...(DO NOT LIGHT A REAL ONE...IT IS PAPER AND PLASTIC) Can you say Fire hazard?
Made this for all that flutter with Getting cricky with KAndrew
You can find the template that a blogger passed onto me...
Go here. Also entered into challenge...yellows, greens, and blossom pinks over at: http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/.

I sure hope you like my lantern....I am sure pleased with it.
Took alot of time and of course I swayed from the directions...
It was an oops really...I did the windows side by side instead of every other.
I do love it turned out though.
Make sure if you make one you let me know...would love to see it!
Hugs...
Tammy

I had a nice day inside today...because yesterday I had an outdoor day and lets just say I am the color (red). Tomorrow is physicals for 3 of the 4 boys...then a bonfire tomorrow evening.
Bye for now.
Entered into march everyday crafting: http://tinkerplanet.blogspot.com/


PLEASE DO NOT FORGET MY 250 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY....RIGHT SIDEBAR.
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!
I've also entered this project into my favorite things challenge
over at Paper Issues. One of my favorite things to work with is flowers...and antique images.







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