January 29, 2015

Joy to the World!

Welcome to Christmas All Year Long!

Unfortunately, it has taken me until almost the last day of January (already it's nearly the last day of January!) to make a Christmas card. At this rate, I'll have eleven cards made by December. Big whoop. But that's okay, next week starts another month and I'll try to do more better.

What counts is that I made one, right?! And here tis:
I had a go at this week's Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. The theme is "Carolers/Music." I don't have any carolers, as such. I first tried to use a critter and Hammy tried to manipulate him into singing "Joy to the World." Sadly, the critter ended up looking like he was about to be ill, so I abandoned all hope for him. At which point, the hamster critter went off in a sulk. 

(Did you know that sulks are making a comeback now that so many taxi companies are going out of business?)

So instead of a critter, I found an old wooden stamp by All Night Media with an adorable elf standing amid a pile of packages he's been wrapping. He looks as if he is saying, "Wah-Lah!" as the last gift is wrapped. I stamped him, colored him with colored pencils, and then painted him all over with WOS. He giggled like a school girl. He was then given a singing mouth, a fussy cut, and popped up on the world, whee! The world is an MFT die given to me by a bloggie friend. I cut it out in blue and white and conjoined them. The sediment is by Denami Design, heat embossed with ruby red Stampendous e/p.

Wah-Lah!

I'm also entering my card in:
  • "Randolph Day" ~ oh, how funny, can you imagine a "Randolph" day?! I mean "Rudolph Day," silly me. Rudolph Day, as you may have guessed, is a Christmas card challenge. The reins of Rudolph Day have been passed this year from Sarn to Maureen over at Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo. The challenge only runs from the 25th day of each month to the last day of each month. I hope you check it out.
  • Addicted to CAS is back from holiday break (YAY!) with a new code word: "WORLD."
  • Christmas Card Challenges, where the theme is "Anything Goes"
  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is "Anything Goes."

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
If you click on the challenge links, you will find the details on rules, sponsors, and prizes. And don't forget you'll find tons of inspiration provided to you by the Design Teams and Guest Designers!

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New Friends Corner

Please help me welcome five more new friends to the Playhouse!

Ruby of Welcome to Ribenaruby's Blog! Ruby has been blogging since 2008! Ruby's love for paper started when she was a little girl living next door to a paper factory and she and her friend used to collect off-cuts of paper from there. Lucky girl! Words aren't really necessary when someone has had a creative blog as long as Ruby has! You know that you will find hours and hours and hours of fantastic inspiration when you visit!

Susangail Powell of Creating With Susan. Susan has been blogging since the very end of December 2013. She loves to enter challenges and she's received some well-deserved awards in return. In addition to cards, Susan enjoys making 3D projects, scrapbooks, and mini-albums. I love Susan's design process with her very CAS style and her wonderful execution!

Sandy Allnock of Sandy Allnock. You are getting a wealth of knowledge and inspiration in the New Friends Corner today as Sandy is another long-time blogger since 2007! I'm sure most of you are already familiar with Sandy through her beautiful works of art, her classes, and her own digital stamp designs!

Nelleke of Farmer Blog. Nelleke has been blogging since 2012. She is the mother of five and grandmother of three boys. As the grandmother of two boys, I know how much fun that is! Nelleke loves having her own craft room to make her wonderful creations. She also loves playing in challenges for inspiration and she has received many well-deserved honors.

Yolanda Garrido of Scrapping Time. Yolanda has only been blogging since 2013, but you would think she had been doing it for years longer. She is a multi-award winner in challenges and she is on several design teams. You will find no end of inspiration from Yolanda's spectacular works of art and tutorials!

Thank you for joining, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse!

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Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
  
 
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January 26, 2015

Thank you for being a friend.

Hello, there!

Here's the thank you card I made you for yesterday's post. 
The base card is white. I die cut two flag banners using my MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags die. One banner was cut using a snippet of ancient black and white polka-dottie patterned paper and the other was cut from a snippet of clear and black polka-dottie acetate. I believe the acetate is from SU.

The image is by Stamping Bella "Bench Buddies." After stamping I used a stitched circle die from Li'l Inkers to cut out the focus pocus. I also cut one in black and offset it behind the white to create a shadow. The sediment is masked from an ancient Diamonds "Girl Friends" image and stamped in SU Bermuda Bay. The bling is from Queen & Co.

Challenges

Not only was the theme inspired by my appreciation for your participation in regulation NBUS deeply felt upon the cessation and followed by the inhalation of libation ~ SLAP! Sorry. Hammy was running on his wheel.

Like I was saying, I was inspired by:
  1. The sketch at Less Is More (below).
  2. The cue card word at CASology which is "Friend."
  3. The theme at Pixie's Snippets Playground which is to use your "Snippets."
  4. The theme at Shopping Our Stash which is "Not Your Normal Paper." (Dotted acetate.)
  5. The theme at Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge which is "Take a Stamp."
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Please click on the challenge links for the details on rules, sponsors, and prizes!


New Friends Corner

It's lovely to introduce more new friends to you today! I hope you'll visit them, introduce yourself, and continue the circle of friendship across Blogland!

Richard Breaks of That's MISTER Cardmaker, to you! Richard started blogging in 2011. It's always a joy to see what Richard has created. His works of art are no doubt familiar to you as Richard enters challenges, wins recognition, and serves on design teams throughout Blogland. He recently posted a couple of 2015 calendars that literally will make you gasp!

Pooja of Reusing Cards & Quilling. Pooja has been blogging since 2012. She lives in India and is a software engineer. As you can tell from the title, in her spare time Pooja makes cards and quills. The best way to get to know her is to click on the "About Me" tab where she does a great introduction of herself and her love of reusing/recycling, which is very inspirational. And you won't believe the 3D projects and fold cards she makes, often with very detailed photos and instructions!

Donna of Design by Donna. Donna has been blogging since 2010. Her profile simply says, "Loving retirement, it gives me more time to craft." Amen, sister! Donna is a familiar figure in many of the challenges that I frequent, especially sketch challenges. I always love her interpretations and the way she inspires me to stay alert to my surroundings for design ideas!

Christine Hyde of CndnStamper on Splitcoast Stampers. Cindy has had a gallery at Splitcoast since 2008 and she has 1267 posts for you to click through and be utterly inspired by! You might want to put a visit to Christine on the top of your "To Do" list for the next rainy day!

Melissa Lane of honeybeelane. Melissa has one of those blogs that you open and your jaw hits the keyboard. You just have to see it and her outstanding works of art! She is another brand-spanking-new blogger who started blogging just this month! You would never know it from her professionalism, her style, her incredibly beautiful cards, and those awards already flanking her side bar! Please do yourself a favor and go meet Melissa. Show her what a wonderful and supportive community we are!

Thank you for joining, ladies and gentleman, and welcome to the Playhouse!


IMPORTANT NOTE:

I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn that because of my NBUS challenge, I have gotten dreadfully far behind in my normal visiting and commenting on your blogs. I feel badly about that because returning a visit or commenting is not a chore or a job for me. Some of you kindly tell me I don't need to return a comment, but that's just not how I roll. I think of making cards and writing my posts as two legs of my blog journey stool and visiting/commenting is the third leg. For me, that makes it equally important and necessary. And joyful!

However, at this moment, in order for me to keep from burning out, which I'm sure you don't want, I realize that I need to simply file my inbox of hundreds of comments awaiting replies. Sometimes you just have to start over from scratch, right? Today, I'm starting over from scratch.

So ...
  • If you left me a comment and I have not responded, please comment here.
  • If you asked me a question and I did not answer, please ask me again.
  • If there is a particular past blog post or creation of yours that you wanted me to see, please let me know.  (darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com.)
Otherwise, I'm going to assume you understand and I appreciate that! Remember, if you ever feel like I haven't visited you in quite a while, all you need to do is leave me a comment and I'll return the flavor.

Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

And thank you for being a friend!
  
 
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January 25, 2015

NBUS Challenge #3 Winners!

Go ahead, you don't need to stop for small talk. Scroll down and see if your name is there! Then scroll back up, please, and follow me back down. If you make it all the way through, there will be cake and adult beverages. Well, I should hope so!

Thank you!

Words, for once, fail me. It's impossible to express how appreciative and overwhelmed and, yes, even stunned I am by your support, enthusiasm, and participation in this challenge! The final number was 557!

I know there were several entries thanks to the wonderful collaboration and guest designing I did over at CASology, but honestly, lovely people, how are we ever going to top THAT?!! In the end, I shuffled the letters in NBUS and wore my fingers to NUBS (haha) visiting and commenting on all your fabulous entries. Each and every visit was a pleasure! If I missed you by some chance known affectionately as "old age," please let me know. It was not intentional!

Winners!

Of course, you know I could never personally pick the winners because I think all of your entries are winners ~ truly, I do! Plus, I've become personal friends with so many of you that it would be very hard not to wear my partials. So, I put Hammy to work running the random number generator thingie to choose the winners. Some numbers had to be redrawn because the number landed on those of you playing just for fun. 

As you know, when the entries went to 200, I doubled the prizes from five $25 gift cards to ten! Well, it seemed only fair, then, to do the same thing when the entries went to 400. I didn't say anything at the time because I didn't want people coming out of the woodwork ~ I wonder, is that an international expression? ~ who didn't really want to follow me.

So ... SURPRISE! There are twenty $25 gift cards being awarded! Without further a dew, here are the random twenty winners in Alpha Betty order!

Aileen Ryan ~ Flickr Gallery (460)
Anita in France ~ My Papercraft World (253)
Barbara Roe ~ Love to Colour (540)
Brenda Lawrence ~ Friends Crafting With Friends (117)
Carol Steedman ~ Inky Fingers (247)
Christine Smith ~ Chris's Ramblings (434)
Cindy Beach ~ Stamps, Paper, and Ink (186)
Conil ~ Which Craft? (375)
Ionabunny ~ Crafty Nomad (38)
Gerrina ~ Gerrina's Creative World (504)
Helen ~ Handmade Cards by Helen (274)
Janis in ID ~ Her Peaceful Garden (3)
Julia Aston ~ Create With Me (362)
Linda ~ Life in the Craft Lane (323)
Michelle ~ Amusing Michelle (223)
Nancy Littrell ~ Splitcoast Stampers Gallery (147)
Rahmat ~ Cards and Cooking Corner (170)
Ros Crawford ~ Mikey's Mom (465)

Congratulations from me and Hammy! Please email me at darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com.

Commenting

I want to acknowledge and thank those of you who made a special effort to visit and comment on the other entries in the challenge! You know how much I appreciate that! You can always access any of the NBUS challenge galleries via the tab at the top of my blog or via my Pinterest boards. And, of course, there is no time limit on when you can pop in and visit any of the card artists you find in the galleries!

Prize Details

Winners, you are free to chose any domestic company for your prize, however, I am recommending that you choose Stamplorations for this challenge. They have great product and great shipping rates.

AND!

If you do choose to receive Stamplorations as your gift card from me, the owner Shery has generously offered to increase your prize by adding two free ARTplorations stencils of your choice to your order!! Thank you so much, Shery!

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Okay, phew, I think that's another challenge put to bed! One thing is abundantly clear: we all have NBUS and we all love being encouraged to use it!

Oh, whoa, hold up, there's one more silly bit:

"How Do You Pronounce It?"

I often get asked how I pronounce NBUS. Well, as I've said many times, if I'd known NBUS would take off the way it has, I certainly would have chosen a more mouth-friendly aaackronym! She shurgs. Typo on purpose.

Here's how I pronounce it. Do you remember as a kid doing a kind of puzzle that was called a rebus? Pronounced ree-bus. It means a picture without words. Or it can be words with pictures replacing words here and there. In wee school, we'd have puzzles made up of three or four pictures and we had to say what the puzzle meant.

Like a picture of a school bus + a kid + a school building = riding the bus to school.

Or like a picture of a greeting card + a playhouse + a hamster + a wodka = Darnell's crafting.

So I pronounce it like rebus, only with an n, so nee-bus.

I know there are some of you who say it like it's two words: a capital letter N followed by a bus. N. Bus.

Some of you have told me you pronounce it as Naw-bus. Others say Nay-bus.

You say tomayto, I say tomahto. Well, actually, I say tomayto.

Who cares, right? You say it however you like! The important thing is that you are all on the NBUS bus! Now we are all using our products, which is the goal, so when your family and friends ask you what you're working on, you can just shurg and say, "Oh, you know, I'm Busy Using Schtuff!"

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I actually made you a card, but this is already way too long, so I'll be back with it in a day or two.

In the meantime, enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

FriendsAs always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
  
 
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January 22, 2015

Old Valentines / New Friends

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)Hi there!

There will only be about twelve hours left in the NBUS Challenge #3 when this post goes live, so if you were thinking about entering, or entering again (up to three times), you had better scoot your hiney into gear!! Click HERE.

Once the challenge closes, I'll be encased in a hermitically sealed chamber with Dr. and Mrs. Condom Dot Ram ~ oh, oops, I mean Random Dot Com ~ oh, oops, I mean Random Dot Org and Hammy the Hamster. We will be misting over 540 pieces of paper with your names written on them with StazOn ink. We will then toss them against the wall one-by-one and see which names stick. Winner! Over here! Winner!

I'll be back with that list of winners in my next post, which will be no later than noon PST on Sunday, January 25, 2015. I just realized that Virginia announces her monthly challenge winners on the 25th of the month, so that coincides this time with my challenge. It should be an exciting day with so many of you entering both of our challenges! Oh, also, the PTI monthly challenge is on the 25th and there's prolly lots of other fun schtuff going on, too! We might break the internet!

Of course, I'll thank you properly in the winners post, but I can't post this in the between time without also saying thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who entered!! To say I went over the whelmed point about 300 entries ago is an understatement!

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Today, for inspiration, I'd like to reshare a few Valentines that I made and posted in previous years and also introduce you to some of the talented new friends who have found the Playhouse.

Enjoy!

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February 12, 2012
(A QACAS and adorable card if you have any old heart charms. Even heart brads would work if you cut off their little bradlegs and then pop them up on flower stems instead.)

January 27, 2013 and January 22, 2013

February 14, 2014 and February 4, 2014
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New Friends Corner

While you're waiting for the winners post, I'd love it if you could take a few minutes to go and visit these ladies and introduce yourselves. Please especially visit those newest to our community as you remember what it was like when you first started your blog. Thank you!

Lina Jadhav of Lina's Handmade Cards. Lina is from Mumbai, India, and she has been blogging since 2012. Lina is a card artist and a quiller. She also designs and makes incredible jewelry using her quilled pieces! Bright and happy are the on tap with every post and creation of Lina's!

Tanvi Shah of Paper Fantasee - The Craft Blog. Tanvi has been blogging since October 2012. She loves making card art for challenges for which she has been recognized and she serves on several design teams. Tanvi is also very generous with her time and her talents and you'll find a tab at the top of her home page with wonderful tutorials!

Kristi of Janey Rocket Creates. Kristi has been around Blogland since 2010 off and on, but she is starting 2015 with renewed enthusiasm for making cards and entering challenges! I hope you will stop in and give Kristi some extra love and encouragement. She did a great card on her last post using ingredients pulled out of a bag like on Chopped!

Mary Muller of Mary Takes a Time Out. Great blog name! Mary has been blogging since 2013. She is a wife, mom, and second grade teacher. As you can imagine, Mary is full of fun and her cards reflect it! They are always happy and most often filled with adorable critters. Mary also makes fun 3D gift projects, paper wreaths, gratitude albums, etc. You will be charmed and inspired when you see what Mary has to show you!

Paru Mahtani of Paru's Perceptions. Paru is also from Mumbai and she has been blogging since 2011. She is a SAHM of two who loves making card art and photography, both of which she does superbly. Paru also enjoys cooking and reading. You'll enjoy the creativity of Paru's work, especially her delightful shaker cards!

Glowbugg of Creepy Glowbugg. Glo makes creatively creepy concoctions and she's been blogging since 2009! Her range of talent is spectacular, especially if you love the dark and creepy side. I love how we can respect and admire each other's individual creative spirit and talent, even if our particular styles are miles apart!

Ruby N. (Rubeena) of A Rare Ruby. Ruby has been blogging since 2013 and her blog is gorgeous. Her cards are truly sensational and her execution is flawless. I love her thoughtfulness and find her to be very engaging. Ruby is currently taking a blog break as she finishes her second master's degree. Fortunately, she has recently posted her favorite cards of 2014, so you can see some of her works of art in one post. While you are there, follow her and subscribe, so you will know when she returns to blogging!

Marie of NJ Stamping Queen. Marie has been blogging since 2010. She became hooked on rubber stamps in 1992 and became a Close to My Heart consultant in 1996. Talk about a pro! If you are looking for inspiration, you will find tons and tons of it on Marie's fun blog. In addition to card and scrapbook art, Marie enjoys golfing, dancing, and quilting. You will discover that Marie truly loves sharing ideas, techniques, and products with you!

Darlene ~ akronstamperdpk on Splitcoast Stampers (SCS). Are you sitting down? Darlene opened her gallery at SCS in 2006 and has 10,076 cards in her gallery! Can we all say PROlific?! If you aren't familiar with SCS, it is a wonderful resource for inspiration and making friends. Go check it out and start with Darlene! And if that isn't enough, Dar also has a website called Dar's Crafty Creations, where you can follow her and have access to wonderful tutorials!

Kathy C. of Kathy's Crafting Adventure. On the other end of the Blogland spectrum, we have Kathy, who has only been blogging since right now, this month! She is a brand-new-just-out-of-the-box, enthusiastic, and talented blogger! PLEASE go see Kathy to say hello, follow her, and welcome her to our caring and supportive corner of Blogland!! Mwah!

Thank you for following me, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse!

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February 8, 2013
That's enough to keep you busy for a while! Many more to come.

See you Sunday! Enjoy the coming days! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
  
 
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January 19, 2015

Just Chatting About Anniversaries and NBUS and New Friends and Schtuff

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)If you're looking for NBUS Challenge #3, please click HERE. Challenge ends at noon PST, Thursday, January 22, 2015.

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Welcome to Monday!

We love Monday! She arrives fresh from the bath, innocent and unmarred by what the week will hold. She greets it with optimism and interest!

Anniversary

So the Mister says to me, "Do your Card Ladies (that's what he calls you) know that I make cards, too?" Well, if that's not permission to show you the sweet anniversary card I got from him, I don't know what is!!
Isn't that adorable? He's found a signature design that he uses year after year as the numbers roll on. I treasure them all and know that I'm a lucky girl! Does your husband shop at the xerox paper card shop, too?!

BTW, the nicknames? Yes, he does call me Toots or Tootsarino, but I don't really call him K2. He just always signs his name that way because his first and last initials both start with K and he's a science guy, so he writes K Squared. I don't call him Mister either, I call him Hon. 
It reminds me of when the twins were just learning to be conversant. We were babysitting and we were all four in the family room. The boys were playing on the floor, and we were reading. I looked up and saw that the Mister was gone. I caught Adam's eye and asked, "Where did he go?" Adam got up and toddled over to the hallway and yelled, "HON?" as loud as he could. It was so darn funny!
Thank you all very much for your sincere anniversary wishes to us! I'm sorry that because of the NBUS commenting, I didn't get a chance to visit and thank you all individually for your wonderful messages, but they mean the world to us.

THIRD BLOG BIRTHAVERSARY!

I completely forgot to tell you on Friday that I've decided to also make January 16th the anniversary of my blog. It's my blog, so I can do that, right?

Some bloggers call it the birthday of their blog; some call it the anniversary of their blog. Hence and fourtooth, mine  is a birthaversary! Feel free to use my new word if you like it!

So what happened was, I started my blog in October of 2011. Nothing happened. Ditto for November. Ditto for December. It wasn't until the middle of January 2012, after I started entering challenges and making an effort to communicate and make friends with other bloggers, that people started visiting.

The light dawned, so to speak. So now I'm just going to combine the two. From now on, January 16th will be celebrated as both our wedding anniversary and my blog birthaversary. Honestly, it's just because I need a way to make it easier to remember! As I have aged, my head has gotten pretty full of dates. Although sometimes I eat raisins just to be different.


NBUS Challenges

I want to again thank Melissa for the privilege of being Guest Designer for CASology Week 129 and for the compliment of having NBUS as the cue card word of the week! It was wonderful having CAS card artists linking to both our challenges with one card!


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I haven't quite made it around to visit everyone in the CASology gallery, so if you only linked to CASology, make sure you also link to the NBUS Challenge #3 before it closes at noon PST on Thursday, January 22, 2015. There are prizes to be won!

For those of you who are new to this blog and the NBUS Challenge, there were two reasons why I started my NBUS challenge. One reason, of course, was to encourage you to use those virginal products.

The second reason was that it provided me with a way to say thank you to all the followers of my blog by giving them a chance to win a $25 gift card. It's my uniQ and interactive way to give you blog candy. 

The prize winners will be announced at noon PST on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

I know there are a lot of you who are playing just for fun and who tell me you would play even if there weren't prizes and I really I appreciate that. It tells me that my little NBUS movement is here to stay! Give yourselves a pat on the back!!

Even though the challenge isn't over, I want you to know that I'm feeling very humbled by the enthusiasm and love and support you are all giving to my third NBUS Challenge! I truly am overwhelmed!

When the entries reached 400 over the weekend, I scooted back from my desk, tucked Hammy in my pocket so he wouldn't fly off my shoulder, and twirled around in my chair like a 10-year-old! I gotta say, that was hella fun! Seriously, I'm very, very thankful!!

CARD/CHALLENGE BREAK  ~ New Friends Corner

Now, as the entries are reaching 500 (Wait. WHAT??!) and there are still over two days left, I'm going to be taking a bit of a break from card-making and challenges this week so I can concentrate on visiting the entries and leaving thankful comments.

I do, however, want to continue to introduce you to the new friends who have arrived at the Playhouse, so when I can, I will be posting introductions for you in my New Friends Corner and I hope that you will visit them and introduce yourselves!

And just for eye candy, coz we gotta have a little eye candy, and because this is a card blog, I may include a vintage card of mine.

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Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
  
 
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