Posted on November 15, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Videos

Hello Stampers! Today I'm here with a new Picture Perfect Birthday project. Whenever I can, I like the cards I send to reflect the season of the recipient's birthday month. I just love the Designer Series Paper, Country Lane, used on this card.  It fits in perfectly for my fall birthdays! This DSP also has two of my very favorite SU colors, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron!

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsPicture Perfect Birthday (145519)
  • Card Stock – Blackberry Bliss (133675), Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Crushed Curry 131199)
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mint Macaron (147106)
  • Misc. – SNAIL adhesive (104332), Country Lane designer series paper (147804), Paper Snips (103579), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Country Lane: 4: x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White: 2 1/4” x 3 1/4”
  • Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 1/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Crushed Curry:  2 6/8” x 3 6/8”
  • Mint Macaron: 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Blackberry Bliss card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere Country Lane paper to card base using SNAIL adhesive.
  3. Adhere Mint Macron layer to Crushed Curry Layer. Adhere to card front.
  4. Using paper snips, cut banner ends to Blackberry Bliss strip.
  5. Ink phrase using Blackberry Ink and stamp into Whisper White layer. Add Mint Macaron stars above and below Blackberry Bliss phrase.
  6. Adhere Blackberry Bliss banner to Mint Macaron layer. Add phrase layer on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. To complete, add one Artisan Pearl on each side of the Blackberry Bliss banner.

If you need any supplies for this project, just click on any picture below to order.

One more thing I wanted to tell you about today! Coming in December, is a brand new tote for your Stamparatus stamp positioning tool!

Isn't this awesome! I just pre-ordered mine (pre-ordering is only one of the awesome perks Stampin' Up! offers to demonstrators!) This bag will be available to customers on December 5. Shoot me an email if you'd like a reminder when it is available for you to order!

If you aren't familiar with the Stamparatus, here's a short video about this must-have tool!. I cannot be without mine; makes repetition stamping so, so easy!

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on November 8, 2018

Things Have Been Hectic!

Announcements

Hey Stampers! Things have been hectic in our neck of the woods and here's why:

Things Have Been Hectic!

Meet Landry Olivia, our newest grandchild! Isn't she beautiful? Yes, I do know I am totally biased!

She arrived on November 2nd, the first child of our daughter and husband.  She has consumed us lately and that is perfectly fine!

Moving on to a stamping related topic, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to my weekly newsletter! We are halfway through my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas gift tutorials, but we still have 6 weeks of fun projects left. I'd love for you to receive these.  My hope is these tutorials will help ease the stress of the holidays by giving you some gift, bag and tag projects. It's easy to subscribe; simply add your name and email into the box on the sidebar above. You'll also receive some other welcome goodies, too…enjoy!

 

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Posted on October 30, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas – 8 Weeks of Projects Remaining!

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Hey Stampers! Just a quick announcement today. You've already missed the first four weeks of my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects, but there's still time for you to get week 5

12 Weeks of Christmas - 8 Weeks of Projects Remaining!

AND the remaining 7 weeks of projects after that.

This is a free gift I share with my email subscribers to help alleviate some of the stress of holiday cardmaking and gift-giving.

I'd love for you to get my gift. How? It's so easy! Simply put your name and email in the signup box above. Then, on Wednesday at 1:00 PM you'll get the week 5 project delivered right to your inbox. AND, you'll also get some other great free stuff, too! ENJOY!

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Posted on October 29, 2018

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Contests/ Mojo Monday

Hey stampers! It's such a warm, sunny day here in north Texas and we are LOVING the change! It was cold and rainy last week so having a bright, yellow orb in the sky sure lifts our spirits. Even my first graders at church seemed to be in happier moods!

I have a question for you today…where have you found Where Have YOU Found Glitter??

 

OK, I don't mean in a “normal” place, but in or on what unusual place have you found glitter? I'd love you to leave a comment on the bottom of today's post.

I posed this question to my newsletter subscribers and gave them an opportunity to win a signed copy of Laura Child‘s new scrapbooking mystery, Glitter Bomb. The results were simply hilarious and I wanted to share some of the funnier ones with you today.

  • Inside my pantyhose- around the thigh area ..I was a chaperone at a high school dance.
  • Once found glitter on the bathroom floor of a craft store. (It was hanging out with the Easter grass!)
  • When we were cleaning out my Mom's house, I found all kinds of glitter spread in the drawer of her glitter. When I asked her about it, she indicated that she had spilled a small packet of it years prior and just left it there so when she picked something out of the drawer, she would be reminded of that time.
  • On the dog's nose.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my contact lens case and I was nowhere near glitter. Mystery.
  • My strangest place would have to be on my tongue. Lol And no I don’t eat glitter, haha but probably ate something and not realizing I had glitter on my fingers.
  • My center desk drawer at work!!!!
  • I found glitter once between my baby sons toes.
  • I would say the strangest place I’ve found glitter would be on my cat’s tail!
  • I found glitter in the church pew .
  • Unfortunately on the end of my nose. This was after cashiering all day!
  • The strangest place that I have found glitter was between my toes. I had spilled it on the floor and apparently I did not get it all.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in a book that I’m reading.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my bra.
  • I have found glitter every place in my house, on my husband that will not go in my craft room, and my \ beagle.
  • As a retired kindergarten teacher I would find glitter everywhere and for some time. My custodian was never happy with me.
  • I found glitter on my friend's face. I was working with glitter, she was not!!!
  • In my mashed potatoes!
  • My underwear! I am sure it was on my hands from crafting so long & needing to desperately take a potty break!
  • The strangest place I found glitter was on my cat's paws. She tracked it all over our house. The strange thing was we had no glitter in the house at all. Go figure.
  • The question would be, “Where Have I not found glitter?”

My personal favorite is the last one; so true don't you think?

While we're on the subject of glitter, sometimes a strip and some tiny pieces is just what you need to give a little “wow” to your card!

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Below are the instructions, including cutting measurements, for this project. If you need to purchase some glitter paper or loose glitter to add to your holiday projects, you can find several options HERE.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set Making Christmas Bright (148046)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Coastal Cabana (131297); Granny Apple Green (146990); Daffodil Delight (119683); Melon Mambo (115320)
  • Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051)
  • Misc.– Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (149947); Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147923); Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Gold Glimmer Paper (146958); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements: 

  • Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Coastal Cabana: 5-1/4 x 4
  • Granny Apple Green: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Gold Glimmer Paper: 1 x 5
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 2-1/4
  • Scraps: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Instructions:

  1. Using Big Shot and embossing folder, emboss Granny Apple Green card mat.
  2. Score and fold thick Whisper White card base. Adhere Coastal Cabana Granny Apple Green, and Glimmer Gold cardstock.
  3. Using bulb punch, punch out 3 bulb toppers out of Gold Glimmer paper.
  4. Punch one bulb out of each of the following: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana scraps.
  5. Adhere bulb topper to bulb using mini glue dots. Adhere completed bulbs to twine using mini dimensionals. Position light strand on card, and adhere with mini dimensionals.
  6. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White, using Melon Mambo ink. Adhere with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget to leave a quick comment on the most unusual place you have found glitter! 🙂

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Posted on October 26, 2018

#nationalpumpkinday

Holidays / Special Days

#nationalpumpkinday

Happy Friday Stampers! Did you know that today is National Pumpkin Day? OK, by now most of us have already been in a “Pumpkin Spice Latte” frenzy! If you're like I am, you almost can set your clock by the day Starbuck's starts serving their fall delight! To be totally honest, I didn't even know there WAS a National Pumpkin Day! 🙂

Here are some fun “pumpkin” facts to celebrate the day:

  • The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.
  • This squash is native to  North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.
  • A 2,145-pound pumping from Streator, Illinois holds the current North American record.  Grown by Gene McMullen in 2015, the great pumpkin weighed in a few hundred pounds lighter than the current world record pumpkin from 2014.  At 2,323-pounds, the giant pumpkin from Switzerland retains the world record prize. 
  • Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.
  • Raw pumpkin can be fed to poultry as a supplement to their regular feed during the winter months to help maintain egg production.

Now, of course, National Pumpkin Day would not be complete without…you guessed it…a pumpkin project! Enjoy!

#nationalpumpkinday

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4¼ score at 4¼
  • Basic Gray 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¼

Instructions

  1. Onto the whisper white sponge smoky slate top portion and pear pizzazz bottom portion.
  2. Stamp the trees using smoky slate.
  3. From the Toil & Trouble designer series paper hand cut 5 pumpkin, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)
  4. Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.
  6. Out of basic black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.
  7. Adhere all layers.

If you need to purchase any products to make this card, you can purchase at my online store today.

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Posted on October 18, 2018

Glitter Bomb – Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Contests/ People/ Scrapbook

Hello Stampers from wet and rainy Texas! My goodness I love the rain as much as anyone but…I think we've had enough for awhile! The ground needs to get a bit of a chance to dry out. I'm going on a stamping and scrapbooking retreat and it would be really nice to have a little sun, especially as we are all unloading our “stuff”! 🙂

Speaking of scrapbooking, have you been introduced to the New Orleans Scrapbooking mystery series by Laura Childs? If not, I highly recommend these books! Her latest one, Glitter Bomb, continues the adventures of Carmela Bertrand, scrapbook store owner and amateur sleuth.

Glitter Bomb - Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Glitter is a staple in my crafting vortex and, as a matter of fact, my home always has a trail of it leading out of my craft room. Yours, too? 🙂

Be sure you are on my mailing list (you can subscribe above) by next Tuesday. I'll be announcing a contest that you won't want to miss! HINT: it involves GLITTER!!

 

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Posted on October 16, 2018

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! Boy, do I have great news for you today! You know, the holidays are just around the corner. Yep, it's true. I've even seen holiday decorations starting to go up in some of our stores. I have to be honest, that's just a tad weird to me…it isn't even Halloween yet! I get it, they want to get a jump on the season AND the  sales generated by the shopping public! In that spirit, I want to provide you with a solution for your holiday crafting needs today….a one-stop box, created with YOU in mind!

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

This specially-designed box is filled with everything you need for creating holly-jolly, handmade cards! HINT: the box itself is a sneak peek of what's inside! Supplies will be included to make TEN cards, 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs. The best part? It's only $19.95…and that INCLUDES shipping!! I'm going to purchase a few extra to take the stress out of my cardmaking this year.

In addition to grabbing one or more boxes for yourself, you can gift a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Seriously, everything (except maybe a pair of scissors, and we all have one of those laying around, right?!) you need to create the cards comes in the box! Here are the ways to subscribe, either for yourself or for a special friend!

  • Sign yourself and or/a friend up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription before November 10!
  • Purchase a prepaid code(s) and give them to your friends/family members as gifts. Tell them to redeem their prepaid codes on paperpumpkin.com by November 10 to get the special holiday edition kit!
  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, increase your kit quantity in November as part of your regular November subscription and give away the extras as gifts!

Questions? Please do give me a shout. 

 

 

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Posted on October 15, 2018

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

Classes / Events/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Let me tell you about mine! It was a gullywasher…but they still came! Who you might ask? Why, my loyal customers and friends.

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

The rain could not keep my stampers away; some of the groups drove over an hour to get to my Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Open house.  The event was free, and the first 25 who RSVP'd got a free gift. I had 6 projects, a few snacks and samples galore. There was an extra project for those who decided to place an order, and let me tell you, almost everyone did! 🙂

The projects used new products from the current holiday catalog and I set things up in stations around the room. Here are two of the projects:

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

Moral of the story? Neither snow, nor sleet, nor hail, nor a good ‘ol gullywasher can keep us away from a day of stamping! 🙂

If you live in the Dallas metroplex area, be sure you're on my email newsletter list (fill in your name and email at the top of this post). I definitely want to invite you to my next event!

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Posted on October 11, 2018

Winter Woods Fall Thank You Card

Product Information/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Thanks for popping in today. I have a Fall Thank You card using the Winter Woods stamp set found in our Holiday Catalog. My Tuesday post showed you a Halloween card using this same stamp set. If you missed that post, see it here.

Winter Woods Fall Thank You Card

This card looks totally different than my Halloween project. Versatility is one of the things I like best about Stampin' Up! products. Of course, I would love to own every single stamp set we sell, but that's just not possible. If you have limited funds as well, I hope you find my ideas helpful to get the most out of your stamp sets and other supplies!

Here are all the details for today's project:

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: *Winter Woods (147661), Rooted In Nature (146482)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Early Espresso
  • Stamp Pads: Pear Pizzazz (147104), Early Espresso (147114), Pumpkin Pie (147086), Cajun Craze (147085), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mango Melody (147093)
  • Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sponge Daubers (133773), 2 1/4” Circle Punch (143720), Stamping Sponge (141337),*Shimmer Paint Frost White (147046), Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (147158), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185) NON STAMPIN’ UP: Rubbing Alcohol

*These items can be found in the 2018 Holiday Catalog

Measurements:

  • Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored and folded at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5 1/4” (2 pieces) plus small scrap 1/2” x 5 for banner
  • Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”

Instructions:

  • Score and fold the Pumpkin Pie base at 4 1/4″; attach the Early Espresso panel to the card base.
  • Punch one piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the 2 1/4” Circle Punch slightly to the right and inserted all the way. Lay the punched panel over the remaining Whisper White panel and sponge with Pumpkin Pie ink to create the large sun.
  • Ink the Tree Stand with Mango Melody ink; then remove the ink from the tree trunks with a tissue and color the trunks with the Early Espresso marker.
  • With Sponge Daubers, randomly Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss to the tree stand to create “Fall” leaves.
  • “Breathe” on the stamp as needed to add moisture and then stamp on the Whisper White Panel.
  • Add grass with the Pear Pizzazz ink.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the small piece of Whisper White and snip to create a banner on each end. Add to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to add the the Winter Woods Stamp Set to your collection, or need any other Stampin' Up! products, I'd love to have you shop with me at my online store.

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Posted on October 9, 2018

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Halloween is just around the corner and, in case you're still looking for a fun project, I have an adorable card for you today!

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Notice the whispy trees in the background? These are actually from an image in the “Winter Woods” stamp set. This set is found on page 27 of our Holiday Catalog. Come back to the blog on Thursday and I'll show you a Fall thank you card project using this same stamp set. I love showing you different projects and looks using one set.

Below you'll find all the supplies, measurements and instructions for today's card…enjoy! If you need any items to make this card, just click here to go right to my online store.

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4¼ score at 4¼
  • Basic Gray 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¼

Instructions

Sponge Smoky Slate ink over the top portion and Pear Pizzazz ink over the bottom portion of the Whisper White cardstock..

Stamp the trees using Smoky Slate ink.

From the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper hand cut 5 pumpkins, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)

Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.

Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.

Out of Basic Black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.

Adhere all layers together.

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Posted on October 8, 2018

The Weekend Has Ended, but I Have Great News Today!

Announcements/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! A friend of mine posted this picture on Facebook yesterday and I had to share it!

The Weekend is Ending, Can't WAIT for Monday!

Usually, I'm very sad at the end of the weekend. There just never seems to be enough time to get everything done! Can you relate?

However, today is going to be a great day if you love papercrafting but never seem to have enough time and or money to get all your projects accomplished! Check this out!

The Weekend is Ending, Can't WAIT for Monday!

Stampin' Up! has made a limited number of October kits available to NEW subscribers for only $5.00! If you've been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin, now is the perfect time. I would jump on this right away, as once the supply of kits allocated to this promotion is gone, the sale will end. Click here to get yours before they're all gone and BE SURE TO ENTER THE CODE FLASH1018 before you checkout in the box “prepaid or promo code”. If you don't enter this code,  you won't get the special $5.00 price.

I've been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber since the program was introduced 5 years ago and I love getting my “creativity box” in the mail every month. I know you will, too!

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Posted on October 4, 2018

Never Ending Card Online Class Early Bird Registration Has Begun!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! I have a big announcement today! Early Bird Registration for my Never Ending Card Online Class has begun! In this class I will show you several ways to make this popular card. It is SO versatile and if you're looking for a WOW Christmas card, this is it! I did a quick Facebook LIVE video on Worlds Cardmaking Day and you can watch it below.

Posted by Anne Brown – The Stamp Maven on Monday, October 1, 2018

My classes are SO much fun and the best part? Once you purchase the class, it is yours forever, even if you can't join the “live” broadcast.

Check out all the details and please do give me a shout if you have any questions! See you in class! 🙂

 

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Posted on October 3, 2018

It’s Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Just a quick reminder so you don't miss out on my 12 Weeks of Christmas emails this year! At 1:00 pm CST TODAY the first card project goes out to all of my newsletter subscribers. The first 6 weeks will feature card projects, similar to the one below, that will make designing your perfect card so much easier.

It's Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Each project will come with supplies list, measurements and step by step instructions. I love giving this free gift to my newsletter subscribers during the holiday season!

To make sure you don't miss out, simply provide your name and email at the top of this post. We'll take care of the rest!

P.S. You'll also get a free Paper Cone Christmas Ornament video tutorial (along with PDF instructions) as my gift to you, too! 🙂

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Posted on October 2, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas Starts TOMORROW!!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! There's less than 24 hours until my free 12 Weeks of Christmas begins! I so look forward to this every year and this year's projects are going to be spectacular! If you're not sure of what my 12 Weeks of Christmas is, please read on!

Starting tomorrow, for 12 weeks, my newsletter subscribers will get an email with an exclusive card, tag, bag, wrap and/or gift project delivered right to their inbox. I don't share these projects anywhere else, other than to my email newsletter subscribers. Each project comes with a color photo, supplies list, measurements and complete, step by step instructions! Here's a sample of the type of card project you can expect!

12 Weeks of Christmas Starts TOMORROW!!

I know you'll want to receive my free gift. Simply fill out your name and email at the top of this post and you'll be all set for tomorrow's first project!

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