Catherine Pooler’s Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Hello there everyone and happy Thursday! Why do I have a treat for you today, I am part of Catherine Pooler’s Spring Fling Release Hop! I have to say I am LOVING these new ink colours! They look like sweetie colours… yum!

Today the new products will be available in the store and I have a few cards to share with you using them, and maybe an older but still goodie set.

I used the new Dotted Circle Dies to create both the mask and sentiment circle, the mask is the mid sized circle and the sentiment circle is the next one down in the set. I cut the mask circle out of a sticky note and popped it into place. I then stamped around the circle to create two flower clusters in the top right and bottom left of the circle. I used Lovely Flowers to stamp the images and a whole load of gorgeous CP inks- Bellini, Garden Party, Lime Rickey, Mint To Be, Melon Ice, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, It’s A Boy, It’s A Girl and Party Dress. I just love how broght and fresh all of these colours look together!

After I was happy with the floral clusters, and I did stamp quite a lot, I removed the circle mask.

I then stamped a sentiment on the smaller die cut circle using Simply Stated using black ink. Then added it into the centre of the masked circle using foam pads for a little dimension.

I really do love how fresh and flowery this came out!

This next card is a little more simple and classy. I cut 5 of the Spot On Sentiments-Congrats out of white card. I took one and added a little Mint To Be to the bottom with a blending tool. I then stamped on some flowers and leaves using the small images from Simply Stated and It’s A Girl, Melon Ice and Garden Party CP inks.

Once I had finished stamping I layered all of the die cuts together to create a stacked sentiment with the stamped sentiment on top. I then added some Wink Of Stella to it and some Glossy Accents for some sparkle and shine, then left to dry.

Once dry I simply added this to a card blank with a white card layer.


3 random winners from all the blog hop comments will win a set of the new ink colours, or a gift certificate equivalent if they already purchased! Great right?!?! So the more comments you leave on the hop the greater your chances of winning!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

Please leave me a comment as I would really love to know what you think of my card!, to leave a comment just click on the post title and the comment box will appear.

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Next on the hop is the ever-so-talented Heather!

Hugs Lydia xxx

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  • Reply Avra Williams

    Beautiful cards!

    April 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply MichelleW

    WOW Lydia, absolutely beautiful!

    April 20, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Amy Seigler

    Gorgeous cards!

    April 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Janice Spaulding

    Beautiful cards!

    April 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Sharon Gullikson

    WOW, I have never seen such a technique before. I’m definitely going to try it. WOW! Favorite: Melon Ice

    April 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Hope

    Love ALL the new colors! However Pixie Dust is my FAV!!!

    April 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Bethany koubsky

    These cards are gorgeous! The flowers make me smile! Can’t wait til I get mine!!! Yay!!

    April 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply ANN GREENE

    Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

    April 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Teri Smith

    All of these colours meld together go beautifully, as you showed in your first lovely C&S card. Your 2nd card is so simple, but oh, so elegant. Love it! My favourite colours, (yes, I have two), are It’s a Girl & Mint to Be.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

    April 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Melinda Lowry

    I love the simplicity of your cards!

    April 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Teresa Cherka

    Wow, love the designs. The Congrats is fabulous, the colors are so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    April 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    I love the simplicity but elegance of both your cards. That Mint to Be really pops!

    April 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Susan Powell

    LOVE that congrats Card! CAS perfection!

    April 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Ellen

    Gorgeous and elegant cards.

    April 20, 2017 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Anita Falcone

    These as pretty cards! I’m loving these. I do like all the new colors they are all spring colors. My favorite is melon ice

    April 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    The more I see the Congrats die I am so glad I purchased it!

    April 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Casie Williams

    Love the floral clusters!

    April 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Holly Paplow

    I LOVE your get well card! I am definitely going to make a card like this.

    April 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Geniva Robles

    Such beautiful cards using the new colors love love the flowers!

    April 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Burke

    I love the get well card. So so pretty

    April 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Phyllis Wnek

    Thank you Lydia for sharing all your wonderful creations! It’s opened my eyes to so many possibilities with some of the stamps I have never used. Your cards are simple yet stunning. Thank you again!

    April 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Tara Prince

    Gorgeous cards!!

    April 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Dena Blanco

    Love the idea for a get well card. Adding to my to do list.

    April 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Leanne in Cali

    I always enjoy your style and seeing what you create! Thanks for sharing on this amazing blog hop!!

    April 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Joanne Guarino

    Pretty cards. Love the “Get well soon”. Thank you for sharing!

    April 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply sano

    I love your get well soon card. It is just amazingly beautiful.

    April 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Mary Ann C.

    Love the Congrats — so pretty!

    April 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Colleen Pepper

    I love how you used the lovely flowers stamps, gave me a whole new way of looking at them! And that congrats die! Swoon! Love how you made it so pretty.

    April 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Heather North

    Beautiful cards, Lydia. <3 All the flowers remind me that Spring really is coming, if it would ever stop raining long enough here for the sun to come out and help them bloom.

    April 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Barbara Brennan

    floral fabulousness! LOVE your card designs and color selection of perfection!

    April 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Carla Hundley

    Oh so pretty and
    love the simple
    popped up congrats
    Carla from Utah

    April 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply nancy y

    I love how you did the stamping on the die cut word. These cards really say SPRING – love the CAS look!

    April 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Pooja

    Your cards are beautiful !

    April 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Nana Griffin

    Great ideas and very pretty.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Vicki Smith

    Your Congrats card reminds me of how much I love Spring. Both of your cards make me happy. Thank you, Lydia!

    April 20, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Priscilla Steele

    These are the cutest , sweetest flowers!!! Love the color combos….

    April 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Beth Holt

    Beautiful cards! Love the masking and how you used the stamped paper for the die cut.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Jo Ann Lovell

    Thanks for sharing your cards. They are happy cards and love the congrats one.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Falcone

    Love the simplicity of your card. So elegant!

    April 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply Karen Sturdivant

    Love both of them. Beautiful.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Lorraine K

    Pixie Dust

    April 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Very pretty cards. That Congrats word die on plain white is simply elegant.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Marcie

    I love the sentiment embellishment you created and used! Thanks for the great ideas!

    April 20, 2017 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Preeti D.

    beautiful cards 🙂

    April 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply June Sefscik

    Pretty cards…want to try your “Congrats” technique. My favorite color in this collection is Mint to Be

    April 20, 2017 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Margaret

    Your cards are so creative! Love the colors.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Theresa

    Great card’s! Love the first one especially.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Sue R

    I love the “Congrats” card. It was simple but elegant. Very nice.

    April 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Jan Monforton

    I Love both of your cards Lydia. I love the simplicity of the congrats card!!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Karen K.

    That Get Well card is SOOOO pretty!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Michelle Allison

    Both of these cards are really cute! Love it.

    April 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Susan King

    Lydia I like both cards but the “Congrats” was my favorite! So elegant!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Jane M

    Love the Melon Ice ink! Your cards are beautiful and creative! I especially like the way you stamped the Congrats die with the little stamps and all those amazing new inks!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Sharon Perehudoff

    Gorgeous cards lydia. Thanks for sharing.

    April 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Linda Kaucher

    Your Congrats Card is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Cathy

    Your cards are so pretty Lydia. Love the colors you used.

    April 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Johnson

    I love these happy and springy cards!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Grammajoni

    I always need ideas for Get Well cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

    April 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Karen Roberts

    Simple yet elegant! Love these inks.

    April 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Connie Hinkle

    Love your cards 😊

    April 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Anne Henderson

    Both are so pretty in their own way!

    April 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply Charlene

    Liked how you did the congrats card!

    April 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Annete Blanton

    I like how you created the Contrats. Great idea.

    April 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Nancy Wilcox

    I love the simplicity of your cards – just my style!

    April 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Elyse

    Pretty cards! Love the new dies and pastel colors.

    April 20, 2017 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Elise Smith

    Beautiful cards! I especially love how you arranged the flowers on the first one 🙂

    April 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Sharon Nesvog

    Hi there Lydia! Can I just say ‘WOW’….again?!?! I’ve been saying that all along this blog hop! So why stop now?!?!? lol Your cards are gorgeous Lydia! They’re fresh…they’re CAS…and they scream ‘Spring’! I love them both, however, the pure simplicity of your 2nd card is just incredible! Love…love…love!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us! 🙂

    April 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Trina Chaska

    Nice cards. I like the simplicity of your cards.

    April 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Marianne

    So pretty!

    April 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Lorie

    Simply beautiful.

    April 20, 2017 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Becca Yahrling

    Gorgeous cards. Love the CAS “Congrats” card and the colors you

    April 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply JanetB

    Your cards are very sweet and pretty!

    April 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Krissy B

    Beautiful cards, I’m not a pink girl, but the CP It’s a Girl is perfect!

    April 20, 2017 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Pennie Glasser

    Super cute, thanks for sharing!

    April 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Sherry

    Oh my – those colors are so pretty together!! I really like the Congrats card. My new favorite is the Bellini. Thank you for sharing.

    April 20, 2017 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Loving your cards, especially the last “Congrats” card. My favorite color started out as Melon Ice, but the more I see you all using Mint to Be, the more I am liking it! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!LindaDunnihoo

    April 20, 2017 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Barb Oliver

    Lydia, Your cards are always amazing; thanks for sharing!

    April 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Vivian

    Simple yet elegant…love your cards!

    April 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Linda Gorman

    Beautiful cards!!! I ordered the new inks and the Beautiful You stamp set!!! Looking for to getting them. Thanks for your inspiration!!!

    April 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth G

    These cards have now made me want to go and pull some of my stamp sets out to try them, AMAZING. Still trying to decide now on my favourite colour but i think i will go with It’s A Boy.

    April 20, 2017 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Nancy-Anne

    I love the half hidden flowers. So elegant

    April 20, 2017 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Tara Powell

    Love how pretty these inks are!

    April 20, 2017 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Bethany Stover

    I like how you did the congrats sentiment.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Victoria Lee

    The colors give the flowers so much depth!
    Love the bright cheerful look!

    April 21, 2017 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Donna Hawkins

    I love these cards and colors. The simplicity of these are wonderful! Wonderful creativity in the designs.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Theresa Robinson

    Beautiful cards!

    April 21, 2017 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Robin L. Coxon

    Your designs are really great and the use of the new colors are great. Thanks for sharing.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Linda S.

    Beautiful cards with those pretty colors.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:39 am
  • Reply NatQuebec

    Very nice cards ! 💕

    April 21, 2017 at 12:40 am
  • Reply Jodi Wayman

    Beautiful cards! That “congrats” is so elagant

    April 21, 2017 at 12:42 am
  • Reply JudyT

    Love the simplicity of ‘congrats’. Colorful and classy!

    April 21, 2017 at 12:52 am
  • Reply FeM

    I like the simplicity of your gorgeous cards.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Kathy Coker

    WOW! Your cards are beautiful! The colors are scream spring!

    April 21, 2017 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Tammy Nyenhuis

    I love the design of your get well card! Your cards look good with the new colors!

    April 21, 2017 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Sue McRae

    Both cards are clean and simple lovelies!

    April 21, 2017 at 1:31 am
  • Reply El Difani Ivens

    Great cards. Love your style. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    April 21, 2017 at 1:33 am
  • Reply Janet Ingraham

    Love the awesomeness of your simplicity!!!

    April 21, 2017 at 1:53 am
  • Reply Pat

    Liked the way the flowers backed up the circles. I also liked the use of color on the greetings.

    April 21, 2017 at 2:01 am
  • Reply Susan Wareham

    Beautiful card designs love the word dies cut out with stamped images

    April 21, 2017 at 2:20 am
  • Reply Linda Anderson

    These are beautiful Lydia! So soft and pretty. Love the combination of colors you used. Love them all!

    April 21, 2017 at 2:26 am
  • Reply Christy Borfitz

    Gorgeous cards, Lydia! Those new inks are magnificent!

    April 21, 2017 at 2:28 am
  • Reply Terri Mansfield

    I love, love, love your style. These might be my very favorite cards from the hop!!! My favorite color is Pixie Dust.

    April 21, 2017 at 2:40 am
  • Reply Jen Carter

    Both of your cards are gorgeous and my favorite in this hop so far! Beautiful work!

    April 21, 2017 at 2:40 am
  • Reply Sue B

    Wow, love your clean style also. Just love what you did to the Congrats! Lots of great ideas from you. Great job!

    April 21, 2017 at 2:46 am
  • Reply Susan Crook

    Great use of a mask. Nice cards. Bellini is my favourite ink.

    April 21, 2017 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Julie Curwen

    The congrats card is so elegant looking – I may have to case it ☺

    April 21, 2017 at 2:54 am
  • Reply Mary Beth Krakowski

    Your cards are beautiful!

    April 21, 2017 at 3:12 am
  • Reply Cindy P

    Love Sweet Sixteen

    April 21, 2017 at 3:13 am
  • Reply Sarah Greber

    Your post was the first one I saw this morning and I was so excited to come back for the full hop. I always love your cards. I like the simplicity, but beautiful colors of these two. I think the mint is my favorite out of this new grouping.

    April 21, 2017 at 4:08 am
  • Reply Pamela Stadler

    The get well card so vibrant and pretty. Thr congrats so simple, but elegant. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    April 21, 2017 at 4:17 am
  • Reply Kris

    Loved all your cards. These colors are gorgeous!

    April 21, 2017 at 4:19 am
  • Reply Debbie


    April 21, 2017 at 4:27 am
  • Reply Tristan

    That masked circle flower card is fabulous, love the pop of brightness from the Melon Ice ink.

    April 21, 2017 at 4:30 am
  • Reply Susan Wolpert

    So pretty Lydia

    April 21, 2017 at 4:34 am
  • Reply Cheryl Jones

    My favorite color is Pixie Dust. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    April 21, 2017 at 4:45 am
  • Reply Kathy Doyle

    Great Cards Lydia! Flowers always make great cards!

    April 21, 2017 at 5:01 am
  • Reply Cindy Scofield

    Simple, clean cards. Love them.

    April 21, 2017 at 5:38 am
  • Reply Cecilia Fernandez

    Stunning cards!

    April 21, 2017 at 5:42 am

    All beautiful but my fave is the Get Well Soon one. Nice job!

    April 21, 2017 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Rinda K.

    Love how you used the inks together. The cards are clean and simple, yet so pretty too.

    April 21, 2017 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Belinda

    These are beautiful

    April 21, 2017 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Elly Nikoden

    I really like your cards!! Especially the Congrats!!

    April 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Teresa Doyle

    BEAUTIFUL cards Lydia, really beautiful! The congrats card is a real gem, I love that one!

    April 21, 2017 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Michel Espey

    Lovely cards.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Jamie Lint

    Loved the congrats card beautiful

    April 21, 2017 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply MelissaF

    Beautiful cards, so elegant! the CAS Congrats die cut one is my fave, probably because it highlights my favorite ink color Mint To Be. Thanks for sharing your creative talents, so much inspiration!

    April 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Susan White

    Beautiful cards Lydia. I love the layered Congrats with the floral bottom. What is your favorite of the new ink colors? Mine is Pixie dust.

    April 21, 2017 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Janette Jepson

    Awesome cards.

    April 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply kriti mishra

    Both the cards r lovely!

    April 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply sharon mesdag

    love the masking and the floral motif under the white space.

    April 21, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!! Bellini and It’s a Boy are my fav!!!

    April 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Brenda Gentry

    Beautiful cards, Lydia!!! My favorite color is pixie dust:)

    April 21, 2017 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Angie Hall

    I love both cards. They are simply elegant.

    April 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Clare

    Love these. That second card is so elegant and simple I just love it. Thanks for inspiring me.

    April 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Beth Karschnick

    Your cards are beautiful, Lydia!! I am ALWAYS inspired by your blog and this one doesn’t disappoint!! TFS

    April 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Mary-Anne V.

    Wonderful cards…love they way you masked the circle on the first and the great stamped sentiment die cut.

    April 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Laurie

    Great cards! Love how you used the masking-so clever. The congrats card is stunning. Great job!

    April 22, 2017 at 1:32 am
  • Reply Barbara S

    Beautiful cards – I really like them both. The “congrats” card is so simple, but so pretty!

    April 22, 2017 at 3:26 am
  • Reply TheCraftyLawyer

    The congrats card is my favorite!

    April 22, 2017 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Sue LD

    Beautiful floral card and I like how you inked the Congrats.

    April 22, 2017 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Dawn Kloman

    Very nice cards.
    Pixie dust is my favorite.

    April 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply Jean Purpura

    Lydia I love the simplicity of the congrats card. It is stunning.

    April 22, 2017 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply Toni C

    Love your cards, particularly the second one. So elegant.

    April 23, 2017 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Samantha Buse

    Love both these examples

    April 23, 2017 at 4:21 am
  • Reply Caroline B

    You are the queen of floral cards! I love the bouquets you create. Also like the idea of masking off some white space to frame the sentiment.
    The lightly flowered sentiment on card #2 is so elegant!

    April 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Bonnie Sanche

    Your masking technique card is stunning. Love love love.

    April 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Donna Cervantez

    Love your cards, the new colors are gorgeous

    April 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Bette

    Oh, I love that circle card. I love how the colors blend together for delightful flowers!

    April 24, 2017 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Carey Nusbaum

    I love your cards! Your masked circle card is a must go replicate! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win Lydia!

    April 24, 2017 at 1:12 am
  • Reply Tammy Hubley

    Love the masking! Beautiful cards! My favorite ink is Mint to Be!

    April 24, 2017 at 1:41 am
  • Reply Carolyn S

    Oh I love both cards but especially the first card with the masked circle. Such a great design! Great way to use a lot of those beautiful inks like my fav- Bellini!

    April 24, 2017 at 1:54 am
  • Reply Lois John

    I love the Congrats card!! So simple and yet s0 stunning!!

    April 24, 2017 at 2:33 am
  • Reply barb in kazoo

    lovely cards

    April 24, 2017 at 2:44 am
  • Reply Pamela Gietzen

    Such beautiful creativity. LOVE your cards!!

    April 24, 2017 at 3:12 am
  • Reply Patt H.

    Beautiful cards! I adore the gorgeous Get Well card. A great design!

    April 24, 2017 at 4:38 am
  • Reply Marina

    Gorgeous cards, both of them. But the get well card is my fav. Thank you so much for sharing.

    April 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply carly pool

    Loving the beautiful flowers on the congrats! Great use of stamping! I love the color choose and the other flower card is brilliant! Thank you for sharing!

    April 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Jean Heming

    these are stunning!!!

    April 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Donna Neal

    Love the technique you uses with the Congrats card – simple and elegant – just like you said! Both your cards are lovely – thanks for sharing! 🙂

    April 25, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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