Sunday, October 31, 2010

NEW FLOWERS at Wild Orchid!!!

Hi Everyone~ Today I have a VERY special card using some NEW FLOWERS to share with you!  Wild Orchid Crafts has NEW HELLEBORE FLOWERS that will be available for purchase on MONDAY!  Make sure you mark your calendar so you can get yours....these are absolutely stunning!!!


The card I am sharing today is going to a VERY SPECIAL person, her name is Elise!  Elise is going through a very difficult time right now, as she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her story of course tugs at my heart so much, as my mother in law is a breast cancer survivor!  I've decided to create a card for Elise to let her know she is not alone in this fight, and that I am sending many prayers for her speedy remission! :)  Hugs to you hun!!!!  Cheryl has a Card Drive for Elise going on right now...please click -->here<-- to find out all the details! 

For my card I've use the Angel of Hope stamp from the Mini Sampler Edition #1 by Elisabeth Bell for SCACDSusana (owner of SCACD) is donating $1 to Breast Cancer Research for every Angel of Hope stamp that is purchased!  This isn't just for October either, this is EVERY time the Angel of Hope Stamp is purchased (in the set or as a single stamp)!  I love this stamp....she is so gorgeous and can be used for many occasions, such as for mine today, or for Christmas, or a thinking of you, or you are in my prayers type of card.  I used some Making Memory Breast Cancer Collection papers.

My Angel of Hope was colored with Copics and accented with a Sakura star dust pen.  The frame my angel was popped up on is made with my Slice....I recently got a Slice and am soooo in love with it!  The pearls on my frame were made with my Viva Decor Light Carmine Paper Pen.  
 Now here is what you have been waiting for.....THE FLOWERS....the large one is the NEW Hellebore,(again they will be available MONDAY at WOC) then I've added Cherry Blossoms, 15mm Roses, and 5mm Closed Rosebuds to finish off my flower arrangement.  Star Dust Stickles was used to gliterize all the flowers. 
I've used three different strands of ribbon to create my awareness ribbon and finished off with the gemstone ribbon!
From this view you can see that I have cut the angel's wings apart and popped the one wing up higher than the other for dimension!  I love the 3D look of it!
NOW....Make sure you head over to the WOC Blog for your chance to win this fantastic candy including some of the NEW HELLEBORE FLOWERS from the fabulous Paul and Siri!!!

Challenge I would like to enter:
Recipe:
Stamps: Angel of Hope from the Mini Sampler Edition #1 by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics,
Copic Colors Used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, Shading: W3, Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E59, Dress: RV00, R20, R22, R43, Wings: RV00, R43, BV0000, BV20
Tools: Slice,
Embellishments: Viva Decor Light Carmine Paper Pen. Hellebore, Cherry Blossoms, 15mm Roses, and 5mm Closed Rosebuds, Ribbon, Gemstone, Star Dust Stickles


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Friday, October 29, 2010

SCACD NEW ARTIST Blog Hop

WELCOME to the
SCACD NEW ARTIST Blog Hop

If you are here from Jorunn's Blog then you are in the right spot...if NOT make sure you click -->HERE<-- to start at the beginning because you don't want to miss a stop because there are 5 prizes to be won!  Make sure you leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win!

Has the suspense finally gotten to you, not knowing who our new artist is?  First I would like to WELCOME the ultra talented Carmen Medlin to the wonderful family of SCACDCarmen and Susana have teamed up to bring us some AMAZING NEW STAMPS!  Carmen's work is so beautiful and  elegant.....and I love how realistic her images are...I am totally in love with her designs!  So...my question to you now....Are you loving the hop so far with Carmen's images and which is your favorite?

For my card I got to play with the brand new Pearl Princess stamp!  Isn't she beautiful?  I just adore all the details and beauty in each and every stamp from this collection!  Papers are from the Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection, which go along perfect with all the elegance in these new stamps! 

Pearl Princess has been colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen.  My Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Liner was used on the edge of her tail fin and also on the SB Labels 4.  The pearls on Pearl Princess' shirt are made with my Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen.  The sliver pearls along the edge of the image are made using another Viva Decor Pearl Pen, in silver.  

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and for my arrangement I have used a Gardenia, 20mm Roses, 15mm Roses, and 10mm Roses.
I've used the NEW Diamond Range Flower Soft in Silver on Pearl Princess' headband and bracelet.  Oh my goodness do I love this new flower soft....I can't wait to see the Gold now too!  I love how these two new colors have glitter along with the gorgeous flower soft that we all love!  :)  On this picture you can also see that I've used my Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Pen on the bubbles for some shine.

Thanks for joining us for this VERY EXCITING day at SCACD!  Your next stop along the hop is Jacqui's Blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to go and order your stamps, you can find them at SCACD  -->HERE<--! If you are overseas you can purchase from the SCACD sister store Quixotic Paperie!!  And for my Canadian friends you can purchase the stamps at Art Du Scrapbooking!!  I can't wait to see what you create with this collection of beauties!

Recipe:
Stamps: Pearl Princess by Carmen Medlin for SCACD
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Papers: Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection,Tools: SB Labels 4, Nellie Snellen Die, Magnolia Doohicky Boarder Die,
Embellishments: Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Liner, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, in silver, Gardenia, 20mm Roses, 15mm Roses, and 10mm Roses, NEW Diamond Range Flower Soft in Silver , Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Pen.


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Rose Petal Love

Hi Friends~ Today I have a fun project to share with you!  When I first saw the Rose Petal stamp in the New Mini Sampler Edition #1 by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD I immediately thought of Anne Geddes!  I have admired Anne's photography forever.  If you are unaware of Anne Geddes she takes fabulous childrens photographs!  Some day when I have children I am hoping to have some fun baby pictures influenced by Miss. Geddes and now by Elisabeth Bell with her brilliant beauty! 
I found this gorgeous shadow box/photo frame on one of my shopping excursions.  It actually was a compose your own monogram frame...however, when I saw it I knew I could add some beautiful flowers, and a gorgeous image to make this a beautiful wall hanging.
Rose Petal was colored with CopicsStar Dust stickles was used to accent the rose on top of her head.  I wanted to use my Champagne Pink Wild Orchid Roses, so that is what inspired me to color the roses on my image the pink and yellow that they are.  The background that Rose Petal was popped up on has been created with Viva Decor Pearl Champagne Modeling Cream and my Dreamweaver Flower Lace Stencil.  I love how using the Modeling cream and stencil adds such an elegant look to this amazing image!
Flowers of course are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts and the arrangements consist of 25mm Wild Roses, Cherry Blossoms, 6mm closed rosebuds, and 15mm Roses.  Again all flowers came in the Champagne Pink color (one of my ultimate favorite colors from WOC!)
For this angle I am hoping you can see all of the sparkle as well as the beauty from the Viva Modeling Cream!  Thanks for stopping in to see my creation! 

This wall hanging will be for sale in my Shophandmade Store shortly, if you are interested in purchasing it.  For those of you unfamiliar with Shophandmade....It is VERY similar to ETSY except it has LOWER selling costs associated with listing your items for sale! 

BLOG CANDY REMINDER:  Don't forget there is a lot of excitement going on over at the SCACD Blog this week!  We are so excited to release the very first stamp set from our NEW ARTIST!!!!  You really don't want to miss this event!  If you haven't signed up for Susana's blog candy....what are you waiting for?!  She is giving away many of the new sets as well as some amazing shopping coupons!  ALSO...Elaine from Quixotic Paperie is also giving away a set of the NEW ARTIST Release!  Make sure you head over to her blog and sign up for your chance to win as well!  FINALLY, if you HAVE ALREADY signed up for the blog candy...make sure you keep checking out the SCACD Blog this week as Susana is offering sneak peeks of the NEW ARTIST!!! :)

Recipe:
StampsRose Petal from the New Mini Sampler Edition #1 by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics,
Copic Colors Used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, Shading: W3, Hair: E25, E53, E57, E59, Flowers: Y0000, Y32, RV00, RV21, Leaves: YG13, YG95, YG99, Flower Pot: E13, E17, E18
Papers: Textured Cardstock from my stash

Embellishments: 25mm Wild Roses, Cherry Blossoms, 6mm closed rosebuds, and 15mm Roses. Star Dust sticklesViva Decor Pearl Champagne Modeling Cream and Dreamweaver Flower Lace Stencil

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

BIG and EXCITING SCACD NEWS!!


Did you hear?  There is a new artist in town....
on October 29th SCACD will be our brand new 
REFLECTIONS Release by our "surprise" artist!  

All I'm going to say is
you don't want to miss this release....
they are are GORGEOUS!!!!




And Susana is so sweet because along with a NEW RELEASE she's also offering up FABULOUS Blog Candy which starts TODAY at the SCACD store blog 
Don't miss it...click the picture below to go and enter for your chance to win!!!!  Again you don't want to miss your chance to win this beauties!!!!!


Click:


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Friday, October 22, 2010

TIOT #88 - Suzanne's Sketch

Hi Everyone~

Yes, it's Friday and I am finally posting my TIOT!  Sorry it's a day late...it's been a crazy school week!  Had an exam on Tuesday so I didn't get any crafty time this week.  This week over at the SCACD Blog Suzanne has challenged us to use a super fun sketch!
 Today I have used the super fun Little Sprite from the New Mini Little Acorns Collection by Victoria Case for SCACD.  Papers are from the Basic Grey Euphoria Collection.
Little Sprite was colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen.  I've used the two different color technique that I also made on -->this little acorn card<--.  She's been popped up on top of a SB Labels 14 which was then popped up on top of a SB Labels 4.  The glitter around the edge of the Labels 14 has been created with my TonerTex pen and glitters, I've used the teal colored glitter.  I've also used the TonerTex Foils on the middle of the flowers of Sprite's dress.
 These gorgeous Epoxy Baubles were made using the Ephiphany Crafts Solid Round 14 Maker and Round 14 Bubble Caps. If you haven't read my post on the Ephiphany Crafts, click -->HERE<-- to go and see more info regarding them!  They truly are amazing products!
Flowers of course are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!  For my arrangment I have used a Gardenia, 20mm Roses, 15mm Roses, 10mm Roses, and 4mm Closed Rosebuds.


SHOPPING NEWS~ SCACD has gotten some AMAZING NEW paper pads in!  Check out the Brand New Kaisercraft After 5 , English Rose. and Seaside!  Then there are also Brand New Webster Pages Santa/Sweet Season and Wonder Fall/Hollywood Vogue! All of these are amazing...I just ordered mine today...and can't wait to get them!  While you are at the store make sure you check out the Viva Decor products, Susana recently reduced the price of the AMAZING Pearl Pens!  Happy Shopping!
Now make sure you head over to the SCACD Blog and see what the other DT members have made...their projects are gorgeous!

Recipe:
Stamps: Little Sprite from the New Mini Little Acorns Collection by Victoria Case for SCACD.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Basket: E25, E53, E57, E59, Shading: C3, W3, Ladybug: R02, R08, Skin: E000, E00, E11, Hair: E25, E47, E49, E53, Dress and Hat: BV0000, BV000, BV00, V12, V17, BG000, BG10, BG13, BG49
Papers: Basic Grey Euphoria Collection
Tools: SB Labels 14, SB Labels 4, Ephiphany Crafts Solid Round 14 Maker,  Round 14 Bubble Caps.
Embellishments: TonerTex pen and glitters, TonerTex Foils, Gardenia, 20mm Roses, 15mm Roses, 10mm Roses, and 4mm Closed Rosebuds.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WOJ #90 - Distressing

Happy Whiff of Joy Challenge Wednesday!  This week we have a fun challenge for you....it's all about DISTRESSING!  So start ripping your paper, inking it up and getting dirty, I can't wait to see what you all make!
For my card I've used my Fall Willow Holding Baby Turkey stamp, which is from the Fall 2009 collection.  Papers are from the K&Company Classic K Bailey Collection and have been distressed with my Distress-It-All machine which makes distressing super easy and super fast!  Then I added Antique Linen Crackle paint to the paper edges for an vintage look. 
Willow was colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen and Sakura star dust pen.  The turkey has been glittered with my TonerTex pen and glitters, I've used a mixture of the red and orange glitters.  The fall edge was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp and then I used my Viva Decor Bronze Glitter Liner to glitz up the leaves.  I've also used my Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen (Susana of SCACD has recently reduced the prices of ALL the Viva Decor Pearl Pens so make sure you go and get a few!!!)  to accent the SB Lacey Square.  The green tag has also been glammed up with my TonerTex pen and Bronze Foil.
Flowers are from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts.  Arrangement consists of 35mm Wild Rose, Cherry Blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-open roses, and a pearl hat pin.
From this view I am hoping you can see all the shimmer and sparkle to my card!  From the shine from the TonerTex Foil on the tag, to the Glitter Liner on the leaves, and sparkle on Willow's pants from the star dust pen.  All flowers have been spritzed with Maya Mist in Iridescent Pearl.

Make sure you head over to the WOJ Challenge Blog to see what the other girls have created!


Challenge I would like to Enter:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Thanksgiving

Recipe:
Stamps: Fall Willow holding Baby Turkey (WOJ), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU), Fall border (Hero Arts)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Hair: E25, E99, YR21, YR24, Y32, Shirt: YR000, YR00, YR12, YR14, YR18, Pants: E30, E31, E55, E57, Apron: Y000, YG91, YG93, YG99, Blender, Turkey: E25, E53, E57, E59, YR04, R46, Shading: W3
Papers: K&Company Classic K Bailey Collection
Tools: SB Lacey Square, word window punch, modern label punch, Distress-It-All,
Embellishments: Maya Mist in Iridescent Pearl, 35mm Wild Rose, Cherry Blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-open roses, pearl hat pin, Viva Decor Bronze Glitter Liner, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, TonerTex pen and Bronze Foil and glitters, Viva Decor Brown Paper Pen, Antique Linen Crackle Paint, Leaf Gems, lace and ribbon.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

WOC #8 - Pastels

Happy Monday!  I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Today it's Wild Orchid Craft Challenge day!  Our challenge this week is to use pastels!  This really was a challenge for me, as I don't think I know how to color "light" with copics...lol!  My coloring usually is bold colors, but I did have fun and my Copic Blender Pen sure got a work out! 
When I sat down to make this card I saw the little bird cage sitting on my desk and thought how lovely it would look decorated with some WOC flowers, and that was when I remembered my New Home by Victoria Case for SCACD stamp that had a cute birdie and birdhouse and the gift set just came together!  Gotta love when that happens!
I've used Memory Box Gossamer papers, I so loved how the one piece has the beautiful tree on it, which went with my whole theme so well.  Swirls are made using my Magnolia Doohicky Die and then I added 3mm pearls to accent them.  The Guipure lace is from the fabulous WOC!
This beauty has been colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen.  I used the technique where I took my blender pen and picked up color from my G40 Copic to make the lightest green color.  I've also used my Sakura star dust pen to accent the swirls on her dress.  The sky has been airbrushed with my ABS!  And then this cutie was popped up on a SB beaded oval!
Flowers are from the fabulous WOC, I so love the variety of colors that Wild Orchid has!  Flower arrangement consists of 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-opened roses, 4mm closed rosebuds, and Gypsophilas.  Flowers have been accented with 3mm pearls.
The cage has been accented with 20mm roses and then I added two types of ribbon for the bow on top.
The inside has 12 blank mini note cards and envelopes.  I hope you've enjoyed this fun project!  Now head over to the WOC Challenge blog to see the other fantastic creations that the DT have cooked up!

Challenge I would like to enter:
Copic Creations - Colorless Blender Tricks
 

Blog Candy Alert...my good friend Courtney of Created By Courtney is cleaning out her craft room and has some AMAZING BLOG CANDY up for grabs!  Click -->HERE<-- to go and take a peek and enter to win some wonderful items!


Recipe:
Stamps: New Home by Victoria Case for SCACD ,  Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Grass: YG11, YG17, YG67, Tree & Birdhouse: E21, E35, E37, E59, G20, G24, G28, R22, R46, Bird: B000, B02, B06, YR12, Flowers: R83, R85, R89, Hair: E33, E53, E57, E59, Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, Dress: G40, G82, RV32, RV91, Blender, Shading: W3,
Papers: Memory Box Gossamer papers
Tools: SB beaded oval, MS border punch, word window punch, modern label punch,
Embellishments: 3mm and 5mm pearls, Guipure lace, 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-opened roses, 4mm closed rosebuds, Gypsophilas, 20mm roses


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Win Some NEW SCACD STAMPS...

Hi Friends~  Just a short post here today, as I am busy working on some DT projects coming up this week, and then have to study for a managerial accounting exam that I have on Tuesday.

If you've seen the NEW Mini Little Acorns Collection by Victoria Case for SCACD and the Mini Sampler Edition #1 by Elsiabeth Bell for SCACD and you want to win your own set, make sure you check out the current challenge over at Color Me Copic!  You have until October 20th to enter their challenge and Susana from SCACD has kindly sponsored the challenge!  Go and check it out -->HERE<--!
 
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Friday, October 15, 2010

New Products in STOCK!!!!

What a Happy Friday!  I am so excited...my 2nd interview when amazingly today...I got to meet more people and tour the accounting firm....after today it really confirmed my desire to work at this firm!  Now to wait for their final decision which could take a couple weeks.

And now for some MORE EXCITING news for this Friday!  Susana of SCACD has gotten some BRAND NEW PRODUCTS in at the store!  I am proud to announce she is one of the FIRST to bring to you the Gold and Silver FLOWER SOFT!  Oh my goodness are these colors going to be amazing for Christmas cards!  I am going to order mine right now!  :) 
She also has the NEW ULTRA FINE Flower Soft colors in stock too!

Brand New Kaisercraft is in the house too!  Make sure you check out the Homemade and Candy Lane Collections! These are oh so beautiful...need to get me these now too! :)

And check out the NEW PETALOO FLOWERS while you are there too!  Ooo these all look gorgeous!

Happy Shopping!
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

TIOT #87 - Fall Fun

Happy Thursday Everyone!  Hope your week is going by fantastically!  Things are going good here!  I have a 2nd interview on Friday with one of the Accounting Firms that I interviewed with last week!  I am SOOOO excited as I'd love to work at this firm!  I'm praying the 2nd interview goes excellent!

It's TIOT Today....yay....Suzanne has challenged us to create a Fall Themed Gift.  If you remember our Spotlight for Make a Mess Monday for this month was Viva Decor Precious Metals....and I just couldn't stay away from mine!  So I have another Precious Metals project to share with you!
This was a cute little wooden pumpkin box that I found last year on one of my shopping excursions.  I grabbed my Olive Precious Metals along with my Cinnamon Precious Metals and set out to beautify my wooden box!  Look at how beautiful those Viva metals are!  Seriously it only took me ONE COAT to cover this!  I LOVE how it only takes one coat to cover things with this amazing paint...makes making those gifts SUPER FAST and EASY and GORGEOUS! 
Here is another angle so you can see the dimension on the box.  I love how these two colors have a second glitter color in them!  Both the Olive and Cinnamon have a gold tone within them!
Here you can see the top view...this would be perfect to house some sweet treats or a small little gift for a friend, teacher, or loved one!
Finally is a picture of the colors reflecting in the direct sunlight!  Don't you just LOVE the gold glittery effect within both of the colors!  If you haven't purchased any of these Precious Metal paints...what are you waiting for!  These are perfect for creating those beautiful and unquie one of a kind gifts!  Click -->here<-- to go and check out the selection of colors that Susana carries!

Now make sure you head over to the SCACD Blog to see what the other DT Girls have created!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leave the Light On

Welcome to the
Spotlight Blog hop.

If you have come from the fabulous and ultra talented Elaine Hughes' Blog then you are hoping in the right direction. If not please hop over to Elaine's blog Quixotic Cards to start from the beginning of the hop.

I am so excited as I was asked to join the amazing Quixotic Paperie DT for an extra special blog hop for you today. We have all been playing with the lovely new Elisabeth Bell SCACD Winter Window Stamp and hope to give you lots of ideas for your Winter creations!

But the reason why this is an extra special blog hop is that it is an introduction to the new once a month Quixotic Paperie Challenge which this month is:

Christmas Is Coming

Make a Christmas card and/or gift and join in the challenge, you can see Quixotic Inspirations for all the details.

As soon as I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it and I wanted to make another "scene" card!  I used the "sister stamp" Day Dreaming, (which is the spring version of this stamp) in -->this post<-- where I made my first "scene" card!  The "siding" of the house was created using my Cuttlebug folder and TH Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  
This cutie has been colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen. Icicles were glammed up with Diamond Glaze and then Star Dust Stickles.  Snow was made with Liquid AppliqueMetallic Rub On in Walnut was used on window shutters to add a soft subtle shimmer!  Diamond Glaze was added to the windows to make them appear real.  
 Fence was made with my MS punch and then Liquid Applique was added for the snow.
The tree has also been winterized with Liquid Applique and snow banks were glitzed with Star Dust Stickles.  I hope you've enjoyed my Winter Window Scene card!

Remember for UK/ EU customers this beautiful stamp is available at Quixotic Paperie and if you're in the US/Canada you can buy it direct from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.

Your next stop is the fantastic Judy Laing.  Thanks very much for hoping by and enjoy the rest of the inspiration along the hop! Don't forget to join in the new challenge too...there is a fabulous prize up for grabs!

Stamps: I Will Leave the Light On by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD,
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen, TH Weathered Wood Distress Ink,
Copic Colors Used:
Papers: Cardstock from my stash
Tools: TH Foam Applicator, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Tree Die (MFT), MS border punch,
Embellishments: Liquid Applique, Star Dust Stickles, Metallic Rub On in Walnut, Diamond Glaze.

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