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Happy Memorial Day from the Kitchen!

Happy Memorial Day!
Animation from millan.net

Today I have another card using one of the new wedding stamp sets. This time it is from the set, Multi Step Wedding Rings. The Color Recipe for Multi Step Wedding Rings can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

For the dry embossing, I used the embossing folder only on the ends of the card stock. This left a band of smooth paper… which also turned out to be a great spot for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today …. and I hope you have a beautiful day!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for today too!
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Will be announcing the winners to KS Crew Challenge #25 a little later today.

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Rings from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Chiara from Stardream. Ink: RINGS – Step #4 Smokey Gray – VersaFine, Step #3 Smokey Gray so1x, Step #2 Smokey Gray so 2x’s, Step #1 Platinum Planet – Brilliance. SENTIMENT – VersaMark and Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Silver from Ranger. Embellishments: Classic Rectangle Nestibilaties. D’Vine Swirls emboss folder from ProvoCraft. Adhesive Pearls from Michael’s.

May 31, 2010 at 10:24 am 5 comments

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope all the Mom’s and their families, had a wonderful day yesterday! Mother’s Day was a lovely, relaxing day in our kitchen. Our family (both sides) had a yummy brunch all together and my husband did the cooking! Oh, how I LOVE that! This clean & simple was made my wonderful MIL!
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See what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.
Angela (will be taking a couple of weeks off)Connie
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Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#25, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#25 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – May 28th – midnight EDT.

The winners will be announced on Monday – May 31st.
Happy Stamping!

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Aqua Mist from Papertrey. Ink: (all Memento Ink) – LEAVES with STEM: Step#3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step#2 – Pear Tart, Step#1 – New Sprout. FLOWER: Step#4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step#3 – Rose Bud, Step#2 – Angel Pink, Step#1 – Angel Pink stamp off 1x and repeat. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk. Embellishments: Ribbon & Adhesive Rhinestones from Michael’s.

May 10, 2010 at 1:16 am 8 comments

New KS Crew Challenge & the BPS

My apologies … I am a tad late [ok, very late :(] with showing you my card for KSS Monday … which is also for a new KSCrew Challenge! PLUS, it is time for another… Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special! blue-plate1

This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You will never know what might be on sale! No promotion code is needed Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

This month, our hostess Julie, has designed this fun and versatile card sketch for KS Crew Challenge – #25.

I just love Julie’s sketch… so much… I had trouble deciding which stamp set to use! LOL! As I was thinking about which stamps to use with Julie’s sketch… I was watching a blue bird out the window of my office/craft room. This reminded me of an email I received a while back from Erin Smetak. Erin wondered if the Cardinal from Multi Step Winter Cardinal, could look like a Blue Jay? Besides thinking she had a brilliant suggestion… (I love a color challenge), I thought a Blue Bird/Cardinal would look great with Julie’s sketch. So, here is my version of a Cardinal pretending to be a Blue Jay! ;) …. I believe a Blue Jay’s chest should be white and their markings are a bit different…. but, I think it works …. what do you think? Thanks for the fabulous sketch Julie …. and the wonderful suggestion Erin! :)

I hope you checked out what the rest of the KS Crew had cooked up for you on Monday … but just in case … you can still see their inspiring KSS designs for KS Crew Challenge #25!
AngelaConnie Julie- Challenge Hostess LisaLynnMakiko

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Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#25, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#25 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – May 28th – midnight EDT.

The winners will be announced on Monday – May 31st.
Happy Stamping!

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinal and Simple Sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Chocolate Brown suede paper from SEI. Kraft from Papertrey. Bordering Blue, Confetti White & Confetti Kraft from SU!. Ink: (all Memento Ink unless stated) – BIRD: Step#4 – Majestic Blue – VersaFine, Step#3 – Danube Blue on body and Rich Cocoa on feet, Step#2 – Bahama Blue stamp off 1x – Repeat, Step#1 – Bahama Blue stamp off 1x then add Desert Sand to feet & legs. PINE BOUGH: Step#4 – Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step#3 – Rich Cocoa, Step#2 – Cottage Ivy, Step#1 – Bamboo Leaves. Sentiment: Danube Blue and Rich Cocoa. Embellishments: Petite Classic & Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities. Corduroy Buttons from SU!

May 5, 2010 at 1:08 am 8 comments

Still seeing squares … a patch work of squares!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday … with another “square” card for Angela’s challenge: It’s Hip to be SquareKS Crew Challenge #24.

Check out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!
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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Cocoa and Khaki Crepe Ruche, Flame Metallic from Paper Temptress. Close to Cocoa from SU! Ink: Step #3 Smokey Gray – VersaFine, Step #2 Onyx Black stamp off 1x – VersaFine, Step #1 Starlite Silver – Brilliance.
Sentiment: Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia – VersaFine. Embellishments: Labels One – Nestabilities. Twine and star brads from my stash.

April 12, 2010 at 1:14 am 6 comments

Seeing squares this Monday!

Where did March go????

Then again, forget that I asked…. I am just SOOOO GLAD Spring is HERE!!!!

First,  I want to thank Tammy for joining us as a Guest Designer this past month … it felt like old times to have her back on Kitchen detail!!! :) It is always a pleasure working with you Tammy! Hope you’ll visit again real soon!

Next, a new month in the Kitchen also means a new KSCrew Challenge! This month, Angela is our hostess with KS Crew Challenge – #24.

Angela’s challenge: It’s Hip to be SquareCreate a card or project that’s SQUARE. The more squares the better!!!

I took Angela’s challenge to heart… a square card with square gift boxes (from Multi Step Gift) inside contrasting squares… and I used the sentiment from Happy Birthday Cupcake…. because the type face is kind of boxy looking.

Thanks Angela for the fun 4 sided challenge…  it is bound to get us thinking outside of the box!

Check out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!
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Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#24, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#24 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – April 24th – midnight EDT.

The winners will be announced on Monday – April 26th.
The Winners to KS Crew Challenge #23 can be found HERE.
Happy Stamping!

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Gift and Happy Birthday Cupcake from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. (top left – clockwise to bottom left) Ocean Breeze, Boysenberry Delight, Watermelon Sensation and Huckleberry Pie – Bazzill Basics Smoothies.  Ink: (all Adirondack Brights unless noted. Starting top left – clockwise to bottom left)
Gift 1 – BOX: Step#4 – Sail Boat Blue, Step#3 – Sail Boat Blue stamp off 1x, Step#2 – Sail Boat Blue stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Sail Boat Blue stamp off 2x’s. RIBBON: Step#3 – Watermelon stamp off 1x, Step#4 – Watermelon, Step#2 – Watermelon stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Watermelon stamp off 2x’s.
Gift 2 – BOX: Step#4 – Raspberry, Step#3 – Raspberry stamp off 1x, Step#2 – Raspberry stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Raspberry stamp off 2x’s. RIBBON: Step#3 – Clover stamp off 1x, Step#4 – Clover, Step#2 – Clover stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Clover stamp off 2x’s.
Gift 3 – BOX: Step#4 – Citrus, Step#3 – Citrus stamp off 1x, Step#2 – Citrus stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Citrus stamp off 2x’s. RIBBON: Step#3 – Purple Twilight stamp off 1x, Step#4 – Purple Twilight, Step#2 – Purple Twilight stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Purple Twilight stamp off 2x’s.
Gift 4 – BOX: Step#4 – Mountain Rose, Step#3 – Mountain Rose stamp off 1x, Step#2 – Mountain Rose stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Mountain Rose stamp off 2x’s. RIBBON: Step#3 – Pool stamp off 1x, Step#4 – Pool, Step#2 – Pool stamp off 1x, Step#1 – Pool stamp off 2x’s.
Sentiment: Eggplant and Sea Breeze – both from VersaMagic. Embellishments: Classic Squares Nestabilities. Distress Stickles – Rock Candy.

April 5, 2010 at 12:43 am 7 comments

Welcome Spring!!!!!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope you had fun hunting for all the clues during Kitchen Sink Stamps & PaperTemptress’s St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Give Away!

(thank you all for the well wishes… I am starting to feel better… and hope Patricia is too! :)

The winner will be announce on March 24th! Smiley from millan.net



It has been a while since I’ve made candle (always a fun project) and thought a Spring candle was in order.

Using Multi Step Lilacs and pigment inks, I stamped my image on tissue paper, trimmed the image and then adhered it to a candle with wax paper and heat tool. I added 1/2 pearls and green rhinestones for fun.

You can find all the info on how to stamp on a candle at SCS, (the tutorial by Jenni & video from Beate) HERE.

Make sure you visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you today.

Happy Stamping!

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

TammyMarch Guest Designer

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This is the last week to enter Connie’s KS Crew Challenge (#23) – Masking

Deadline to Connie’s challenge is this Friday eve. – March 26th, (midnight EST) and the winners will be announced March 29th.

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Tissue paper. Ink: Flowers: Step #4 Majestic Blue – VersaFine, Step #3 Pearl. Lavender – Brilliance, Step #2 Pretty Petunia – VersaMagic, Step #1 Pearl. Lavender stamp off 1x – Brilliance. Leaves – Step #1 TeaLeaves – VersaMagic, (did not use step #2) Step #3 Olympia Green – VersaFine. Embellishments: Green adhesive rhinestones & pearls from Michael’s. Candle from Target.

March 22, 2010 at 12:07 am 5 comments

A New KS Crew Challenge is in the kitchen

It is a new month … which means a new KS Crew Challenge – #22, with our hostess, Makiko!

This month, Makiko challenges us to use our Kitchen Sink Stamps to create our own custom designer paper. I must admit, I think one of my favorite things to do when stamping, is to make my own designer paper! The sky is the limit! So for this challenge, I wanted to try and simulate a soft, elegant and monochromatic designer paper from K&Company (sample below)…. and see if I could create something close to it, but Kitchen Sink Stamps style. I am happy how it turned out. I added a clear embossing powder over the large butter fly to make it pop a bit form the background of flowers and leaves. As for the hardware,  I had silver which wasn’t really working so, I took a marcasite embossing powder and changed it.

All the images (excepted mentioned below) are stamped using: Step #3 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #2 – Sweet Plum – Memento, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender.

For the Lilies: Step #5 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #4 – Sweet Plum – Memento, Step #3 – Sweet Plum stamp off – Memento, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender -  Memento, Step #1 – Angel Pink.

Smaller Butterflies: Step #3 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #2 – Sweet Plum – Memento, Step #1 – Sky Blue.

Thanks for stopping by today!

…and don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too! :)
AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko
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Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#22, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#22 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – Feb. 26th – midnight EDT. The winners will be announced on March 1st.
The Winners to KS Crew Challenge #21 can be found HERE.
Happy Stamping!

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Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Lilies, Multi Step Big Leaves, Big & Bold Swashes and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Cool Metallics – Blackberry from the Paper Co., Vintage Cream from Papertrey and Almost Amethyst from SU! Ink: (see stamping order below) Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink and Sky Blue – all Memento. Embellishments: Clear detail embossing powder over the big butterfly. Glimmer Mist – Snowflake. Border punch – Thread Water from Fiskars. Hardware from SU! and then coated with embossing powder – Marcasite from Stampendous. Ribbon from Michael’s.

February 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm 8 comments

Anticipation… is making me wait!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

So many exciting things for the New Year – 2010… and patience was not in any of my Christmas presents this year! LOL! I promise to have more of an update of what is coming to Kitchen Sink Stamps, later today. :)

First things first…

A New Year and a new month… means a brand new KS Crew Challenge. :)

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Our host this month is KS Crew Member, Lisa. She will have you in stitches this month with KS Crew Challenge #21…

A Stitch in Time – use any type of stitching on your card or project.

For Lisa’s challenge, I created this card using two types of stitching: real and faux. I will admit, this is the first time I used mt sewing machine (I think?) on a card… and it was totally fun!!!! I am going to have to find a place to keep my sewing machine out for some quick stitching… and who knows… some of that long-awaited mending might get done too! LOL!

Thanks so much Lisa for this fun challenge… I loved getting to try something new!… (for me that is!)

You will want to check out what the KS Crew has created today using their own stitches!

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Materials – Stamps: Butterfly from Pretty Tear Drops; Grass from 3 Step Honey Bunny and Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Shimmery White from SU! Kraft and Spring Green from Papertrey. Ink – Grass: (stamping backwards) Step #3 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 Pear Tart – Memento. Butterfly, Flower stems & Sentiment: Bamboo Leaves, Lilac Posies, Tangelo and Angel Pink – all Memento. Embellishments: Deckled Mega Rectangle Netabilities. Buttons from Basic Gray. Pink Stickles. Linen thread from SU!Lilac Atyou Spica pen.

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Join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.

Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#21, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

All the info and rules for KSCC#21 can be found HERE.

Deadline to my challenge is Friday – Jan. 22st – midnight EDT.

The Winners to KS Crew Challenge #20 can be found HERE.

Happy Stamping!

January 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm 7 comments

A fun and quick technique to try.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Today I have a quick technique I would like to share with you…

I call it “Double Dry Emboss”.

I got the inspiration for this technique from seeing so many beautiful cards where the card stock was dry embossed and then the raised areas of the emboss were inked with a contrasting color.

So, I thought what about doing it twice? That’s right…emboss, ink, then emboss again and ink again. Sound like fun? It is! :)

Photos of each step at the bottom of this post.

As always, thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out what the KS Crew has created for you today.

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

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Today is the LAST day for the Kitchen Sink Stamps’ AFTER Christmas Sale!

Dec. 26th – Dec. 28th, (midnight to midnight EST).

Get 20% off everything in the store with a code from anyone of the KS Crew.

Happy New Year!!!!
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Quick Double Emboss Tutorial

Step #1: Dry emboss card stock.

Step #2: Sweep ink across the raised area of the embossed card stock.


Step #3: Inking is complete.


Step #4: Turning the card stock 90°, place in embossing folder.


Step #5: Second pressing finished with embossing folder.


Step #6: Ink again as before with Step #2, across the new embossed raised area.


There you have… the Double Emboss. Give it a try & tell me what you think. :)

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Suede, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip by SU! Ink: Memento and VersaFine Inks were used for the Sunflower and the Color Recipe can be found HERE. Jumbo Java – VersaMagic was used with the Dry embossing. Embellishments: Dry Emboss folder – Distressed stripes from Cuttlebug. 4.25″x4.25″ chip board from my scraps. Brass D-Ring hardware from We R Memory Keepers glued on by Crystal Effects from SU!

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The last week to join us in fun with KS Crew Challenge #20!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.

Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#20, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

All the info and rules for KSCC#20 can be found HERE.

Deadline to my challenge is Thursday (NewYear’s Eve.) – Dec. 31st – midnight EDT.

December 28, 2009 at 2:18 am 7 comments

Quick, Clean & Simple Christmas Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
I have a C&S Christmas card ( 3″x5″ ) to share with you today that was fun and quick to make. :)
I used a 1/16″ hole punch the punch two holes to thread the gold cord at the top of the ornament.


As always, thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out what the KS Crew has created for you today.

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & Stars,  and Playful Alphabet Buddy. Paper: Metallic Mars from The Paper Temptress and Metallic Kiwi from The Paper Company. Match envelopes from Stardream Fuse – Fairway (green). Ink: Ornament – (stamping out of order) Step #4 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #3 Cottage Ivy stamp off 1x and then repeat again -  Memento, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 Bamboo Leaves stamp off 1x – Memento, Step #5 Cottage Ivy 2x’s. Then using Step #1 again – Opalite Cypress Frost for a green glimmer. Letters:  Crimson Red – VersaFine.  Embellishments: Emboss Zig-Zag border punch from Martha Stewart, Long Classic Rectangle from Nestabilities. 1/16″ circle punch from Fiskers. Gold cord from SU! Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s.

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Be sure to join us in fun with KS Crew Challenge #20!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.

Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#20, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#20 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Thursday (NewYear’s Eve.) – Dec. 31st – midnight EDT.

December 14, 2009 at 12:07 am 6 comments

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