Thursday, March 26, 2015

Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on March 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, March 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Tuesday, March 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the new stamp set called Hip Hands for this card and I got a little creative with the watercolor here. It was pretty fun! I inked up the heart hands stamp and then misted it before stamping it on watercolor paper. Then I wet around it and added more of the pink and some yellow ink with my brush and kind of let it run down the paper. I just kept playing and messing with it until I liked it. I stamped the hearts the same way by misting them with water. After this all dried, I added the tiny hearts cut out of glittered fun foam and the love die out of the white fun foam. I threw on a few sequins for some bling :)


Paper Smooches Products used:
Hip Hands stamp set ( Available March 31)


Next stop on the hop is Laura!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)






170 comments:

  1. Kay! My goodness this is just... ethereal! and gorgeous! You've also used my all-time favorite PS LOve die...
    =] Michele

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  2. What a gorgeous fall of colour and magic! Cool cool use of water colouring :)

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  3. Oh boy! Your design abilities never cease to amaze me! This is completely fabulous. I adore those hands and how you played with the watercoloring to get that magical effect. Beautiful!!!

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  4. Wow... beautiful watercoloring and fabulous/lovely colors!

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  5. love the subtle little hands - beautiful watercoloring colors too!

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  6. Hip Hand is a great addition for us Irish and Valentine's Day! Great colors.

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  7. Kay, what a wonderful symphony of colours...bold and vibrant in some places; soft and dreamy in others. Hands, hearts and love...a winning combination in every way! Crushing over this immensely!
    Hugs~c

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  8. Love your background and the way you used the hands and heart in your composition.

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  9. Kay, this is stunningly beautiful!!!

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  10. The hands are just a great touch to the card! The watercolor is just right in shades of color and drips!

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  11. Gorgeous card, love the artsy design!!!

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  12. Love the colors and technique. Pretty card.

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  13. This is so super sweet, Kay! Love the watercoloring!!

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  14. Oh, my, Kay…this is gorgeous!!! LOVE it!!!

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  15. I love the hands and the loose watercolour. Just lovely.

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  16. Petty card! Haven't tried watercoloring before, but I may have to give it a try!

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  17. This is so beautiful! I think I'm going to really love this release!

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  18. Such a pretty design on your card, Kay. I just love the colors you used :)

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  19. This is an artful masterpiece! Love how beautiful these colors look together and how you worked in the hand stamps with your watercoloring. :)

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  20. Wow! Stunning! LOVE the colors and the softness of the watercolor!

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    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  21. Awesome card and I love this new release!!!

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  22. Spectacular Kay.....but then I wouldn't expect anything else!!!!

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  23. LOVE this!!! The colors...the hands...the hearts...LOVE!!!

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  24. beautiful watercoloring - what a unique stamp!

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  25. Awesome card, Kay! I love how you played with your water colors and how you stamped the hands in bold pink...very cool! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity, and this card is no exception...Love it! (Hugs)

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  26. Oh, wow, this is so fun and gorgeous! Fabulous card, Kay!

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  27. You are great at watercolor I really like the stamp set.

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  28. Absolutely amazing, Kay! I love how you've used the hand stamp and the watercoloring! Simply stunning!

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  29. This is simply gorgeous! This would make such a great Mother's Day or Anniversary card. Love it!

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  30. I love this card. The colors are awesome!

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  31. What a fun and artistic card! Your watercoloring is gorgeous and I love the colors! ♥

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  32. Pretty. I really like the watercolor run...
    TK

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  33. The watercoloring and the heart and hand... just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  34. Your creative watercolor is amazing! Love this!!!!

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  35. What an artistic card. Just love the colors

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  36. Great design and card, and I really like the colors you used!

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  37. Very creative! This must have been a fun card to make.

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  38. Very creative! This must have been a fun card to make.

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  39. A brilliant work of art! Love this, Kay!!

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  40. Oh wow! This is a beautiful card! Needs to be framed!

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  41. This is beyond beautiful Kay. I love the hand prints in the water color. Just gorgeous.

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  42. Love your card. The colors just grabbed me. I think I need Hip Hands!!

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  43. I love the HIP HANDS and your card is very creative. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I really like that way you blended the stamp in with the colors.

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  45. Your watercolor technique says it all. Love this card.

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  46. our card is a piece of art. It would be the perfect heartfelt demonstration through different seasons and occasions. Cheers!

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  47. Nothing short of amazing Kay! SO bright and colorful. Love the stamps too!

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  48. LOVE your card! The colors are gorgeous and it is all so pretty together

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  49. WOW, Kay, your card is just an amazing work of art!! Can't wait to see the new release!

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  50. I am amazed by this total work of art! So beautiful!

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  51. Kay, this is an amazing design! And I love your wonderful colors too - beautifully done!

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  52. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! Great design!

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  53. Wow, what a fabulous background! Love these colours!

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  54. I love this !!!! Great colors and design !!!

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  55. Such a colorful, fun card! Your cards always brighten the day!

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  56. Great looking card. I love the colors and the hands that you added!

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  57. Love the colors and the hands just a bit hidden is way cool!

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  58. Forgot to mention.... I facebook'd about your blog hop! Thank you!

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  59. I love the popping colors and awesome design!!

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  60. Very neat effect you created with the inking and misting!

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  61. Just posted on my Flickr/blog about the hop https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/16752571940/

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  62. Just posted on FB about the hop.

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  63. Amazing card Kay. Love the water colored background and the faint hand images... so sweet.

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  64. Beautiful card, Kay! I just love the blend of colors and the tiny hands with the heart! Amazing!

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  65. Incredible!! Definitely work of art Kay!!!

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  66. Love this stamp set! catisi@aol.com

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  67. A really cute card! Love all the wonderful color & the great design.

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  68. oh my, this is fabulous!!! Those colors are stunning

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  69. Love the colors and the way they blended.

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  70. Kay, the inkiness is awesome.

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  71. This is a lovely effect! Like love pouring down... I like your use of the craft foam, too.

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  72. so cool! reminds me of cave handprints!

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  73. Fabulous card! i love the pinks and yellows together!

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  74. I love this set and can't wait to get it!!! Love the colours

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  75. What a lovely card! I love love love the watercolors!

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  76. Sweet card! Love the background colors!

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  77. Your watercoloring is exceptional Kay, this is one gorgeous card!!

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  78. I love this card! That hands stamp is wonderful.

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  79. Great card! Love the colors and the hands stamp! Awesome watercoloring!

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  80. The colors are so beautiful!

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  81. I shared on FB ( Amy Maddux Cooley )

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  82. Very pretty watercolors - and I love the LOVE die!

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  83. Fabulous use of water color. Wonderful card, so bright and cheery

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  84. I love the watercolor background- fabulous!

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  85. Gorgeous! Love the watercolor and the hearts falling from the hands. Love it ♥

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  86. So beautiful.! I love the colors you chose to work with.

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  87. Love the bright colors on your card - interesting with the hands.

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  88. LOVE the ink and the little hand prints! Great card! :)

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  89. Love the colors, beautiful creation

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  90. Your card is just so amazing!! Love the design and colors are perfect for this!!

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  91. Oh my goodness. Kay your card is all around awesome...design and water coloring is just beautiful.

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  92. This is absolutely delicious!! LOVE the runny watercolors and the new stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  93. Your watercolor tech. is very nice. Love the colors!!!

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  94. I always love watercoloring in cards, so fun colors, love it

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  95. Your background is awesome - so bright and cheerful.

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  96. Oh.
    My.
    Goodness!!!!

    This is STUNNING!!! I love that background! Gorgeous watercoloring! I am mesmerized!

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  97. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your colours and fabulous design. Cute little hand prints :)

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  98. Neat card - bet it was really fun to create!

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  99. Love the yellow and pink color combination. You are a pro with water-color effects. You made a very "hands down" cool card.

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  100. Love this! The background is simply amazing!

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  101. Gorgeous water color effect & love the hands/heart that you included.

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  102. The colors on your card are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. The hand prints in the background are perfect. Great card. TFS

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  104. love the colors and mini hands!

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  105. https://twitter.com/charktweets/status/581664981621579776 tweeted!

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  106. blogged http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2015/03/if-you-like-paper-smooches.html

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  107. I love this! I love the cute hands!

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  108. This isn't a card - it is art! Can't believe the depth of amazing color you achieved with your technique. So love it. Thanks for this chance and the wonderful inspiration.

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  109. Great colors!! Artsy and fun!!

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  110. The colors are wonderful in this cute card.

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  111. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. This is fabulous. I love the look of watercolor and this is so well done.

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  113. This is such a cool effect, it's magical and kind of fairy dust like.

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  114. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/581999313401806848

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  115. I cannot do this style when I try to make a card, but I love it! Maybe someday I'll get to where I can do it! Great job!

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  116. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  117. Loving the hop! Awesome products & projects! Can't wait for the release day. :)

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  118. this is so pretty. I love the idea of love - the hearts - flowing from the hands.
    the colors are bright and bold.
    thanks for sharing.

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  119. Gorgeous. Love the background effect and the hands holding the heart.

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  120. Wow, just an absolutely beautiful card!

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  121. This card is excellent!!!!!! So beautiful. LOVE IT

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  122. Oh my goodness, this card is delicious! I LOVE the watercolor, splatters and sparkle. Awesome!

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  123. Super cute card.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  124. I love how you used this watercolor method. It's striking!

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  125. Lovely card. Such bright colors, makes one think of spring. Thanks for sharing.

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  126. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS card Kay!!!
    LOVE your STUNNING background - it is a DELIGHT to look at!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... I dream of creating a card or canvas like this one day :)

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  127. I shared about the Blog Hop on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/paper-smooches-blog-hop.html

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  128. I tweeted about the Blog Hop :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/582365324701347840

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  129. I shared about the Blog Hop on Facebook :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1051999241495119

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  130. Oh my goodness--how amazing--so creative!

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  131. This is awesome! Love the watercoloring and the whole design of it, how fun!

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  132. What a "lovely" card, Kay! Great job with the watcoloring and showing of hands and hearts ~ so sweet!

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  133. Kay those hands are just too fun! Love how you used them with your watercoloured technique--super cool!

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  134. Very creative card!! Love the heart inside the hand heart!
    Beautiful colors!

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  135. This is gorgeous! Love the watercoloring!

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