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New n*Studio Mixed Media Stamp Sets with Stampendous

Yeah  I can finally share with you that I have licensed 3 new Mixed Media Rubber Stamp Sets, Stencils and Masks with Stampendous. So excited :)

I had some different inspirations for those designs which you can use with inks but also with acrylic paints.

The first set is called Fiesta with 5 different stamp designs and two masks and a stencil. I was inspired by some travels to Spain in the past years.

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The second set is called Kaffee Klatsch – this is a sheet out of the new catalogue. Kaffee Klatsch comes with 4 stamps and a stencil. It has some grungy doily patterns and while I was creating it, I had coffee talk on SNL (anyone remembers that?) on my mind – so that is where the name inspiration came from – LOL

 

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And the last set is called Mark Maker including 5 stamps and a stencil. It is inspired by exactly what I want this to be intended for :) Making Marks …easy peasy ;)

 

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I cannot wait to share some fun projects with the new stamps in the next couple weeks! They are ready to be ordered by Retailers now and will be ready to be shipped out from December 22 on!

I really hope you like them :)

have a wonderful day

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  • Syd

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    Really like your new stavmps

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  • Nancy

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    I have the first set of stamps on the way. Just got an e-mail from Amazon saying that it shipped.. Can’t wait. I love the dollies and now I need that too to complete my sets.
    Keep up with all your wonderful art and thanks for being so gracious to share with your fans.

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  • Kathy

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    Where can you buy these? I can’t seem to find the XXXX stamp on STampendous?

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Germany’s Next Goof Ball

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I think this is an appropriate title for the layout showing pictures of a photo shoot in Germany. I did this layout for the Stampendous! CHA booth …and I kind of think I have never shown it…if I did…sorry…I guess then I goofed up ;)

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I stamped the white background with my Stampendous! Stampset Wired and Gesso and after it dried I lightly sprayed over it with Liquitex Spray Paints. I stamped on different cardboard with the circle wire stamp and cut it out. Also stamped and stenciled with gesso and black acrylic paint on top of the background after spray painting.

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For the title I stamped foam letters with archival ink and the background stamp to pick up the background design. The ones I used were Pink Paislee Cushies which are not available anymore but you can use any kind of cardboard or foam alphabet stickers. It is a great way to alter what you have and make it fit with your project.

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The photos were mounted with double sided tape and for dimension also with foam pads.

Yours truly

German Goof Ball aka Nat

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Love…It’s in the little things

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

How about a funky Love shadowbox today?

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I whitewashed the wooden canvas with gesso – as I wanted to have the wood grain still peaking through and then stamped right onto it and used the template in my stamp set with different acrylic colors. I also included some of my old beloved Hambly Rubons and some Prima Washi Tape. I cut out some of of my stamped images for the stems and stamped also on cork again – I just love the look of acrylic paint on cork. I put a supply list for you below.

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Lot’s of Love to you!

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Nat

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Quirky J.C. or Mish Mesh Stamp Set

Let me share another layout I did with the third of my sets of  my signature stamps for Stampendous! for CHA

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For this layout I used my Mish Mesh Stampset:

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It comes with a free template which I used here and there with yellow.

I started out with some mono printing using the new Stampendous! Creative Palette – stamping into it with my stamps and then using the two colored stamps on cork. I cut out the cork circles and added them tot he layout. I applied Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel on top of the letters – I love how you can grunge things up with it – also added some yellow acrylic paint on the letters to repeat the color.

The sight where they sell these tires was one of the first ones when I visited Jersey City for the first time last year and hahhaa- you bet I thought that would be a good spot to live if they have stores like that ;)

want to know where my stamps arrived so far? – I started a list of the stores carrying them – so check it out. If you stock them as a storeowner let me know :)

Here are the supplies I used with this Layout:

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Have a beautiful day

hugs

nat

 

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Always Half Full or…Wired Stampset

How about, I start sharing some of my projects I did for CHA for my brand-new Signature line of stamps with Stampendous! ? It was lot’s of fun creating this layout:

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For this layout I used my Wired Stamp set:

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It comes with a free template which I used behind the photo

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I had stamped with Gesso on white card stock – let it dray and then added Liquitex Acrylic Inks with a cosmetic sponge and also by dropping it down the top.

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I also used the stamps embossing with Stampendous Aged Enamel – love the 3-D Effect.

I will show you some more projects and techniques over the next weeks with my stamps – also I will share some projects other people including the wonderful Stampendous Design Team did with my stamps. If you want to know where to get my stamps– I started a list of stores here – and I will add as I get notes from Stores that they arrived. If you are a store owner and carry my stamps- please let me know -so I can add you :)

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Have a beautiful day

hugs

nat

 

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12 Days of California Part III: CHA 2014 Trends & Observations

As every January Winter CHA was a must-go for me to see and observe trends and new products , for meetings and seeing friends. It was four days of insanity but I love it :)

Here are some of the trends I spotted:

  • Die Cuts with matching stamps or other products they can work well with  – Dies are hip and everywhere. Often times they accomplish an already existing product by a company – like Elisabeth Crafts Designs (Shimmer Sheets etc.) with the new licensed Karen Burniston Dies or Lawn Fawn Stamps with matching Dies
  • Wooden and other natural looking embellishments
  • Globes, Typewriters, Maps, Location Signs
  • Everthing Project Life related: Paper, Tags, clear bags, small alphas
  • Vellum and Washi Paper
  • Mixed Media products- paints, stencils, media – everything that can be used with Paint Products
  • Cork, Chalkboard, Canvas, Burlap

Another visible trends was that several companies were approaching the market differently –Several companies did not do the typical Scrapbooking Products,  it was more about accessories for Scrapbooking, homedecor and DIY  – like Hazel & Ruby with their Wall Stencils and gift paper wrapping, or Cosmo Cricket with beautiful Mason Jar additions and gift bags or Mon Ami Gabby with their natural versatile looking ribbons, rhinestone mats, crepe paper.

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My Personal Faves at CHA2014

Lumi – Solar Printing at home- it was so much fun. I visited a class too and there will be a blog post about it coming soon :)

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Mon Ami Gabby had rhinestone mats which can be used with die cut machines. I do hope they will get  better website- but I do love their products and the booth was beautiful!

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Tsukineko – now Imagine Crafts Irresistible Sprays – Resist Texture Spray- do I have to say more- yum!Cannot wait to get my hand on those and play with them
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Loved this paper – it was my fave…and like a total beginner I have no idea which company it was because I didn’t write it down nor did I take a photo of the label..if someone can tell me- I would be happy- LOL :)

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Observations

  • Other than the paper above and some of other papers, most of the paper was a bit disappointing for me – the color scheme seemed to be throughout the same as well as the clipart – very few exceptions.
  • Spray paints with and without texture – Prima’s new Spray Paint- I will post about it soon, Imagine Crafts – it seems still on the up
  • The two main trends are Project Life and Mixed Media and everything seems to revolve around these two trends.
  • Lots of chalkboard muted matte pastel paints e.g. American Crafts- or the Earth Safe Booth
  • a lot of companies were not at CHA this time – Big booths like EK Success and other companies like Maya Road were missing totally. UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that Maya Road was at CHA. I missed their booth apparently totally and when I was talking to others they said also they didn’t see them- I should have fact checked this of course- so I do apologize. I am a fan of Maya Road- so having me pointing this out was a matter of sadness – happy to hear though they were there!
  • I had the feeling that the booths were in general less project and more product driven – there was way more creative output the years before and all in all the booths were a bit more plain then the years before. I am not sure how I feel about this because the art and design work usually made me most excited about the products.
  • Meeting people is the best about CHA – it is the time to talk, celebrate and network and I would not want to miss it anymore

 

JumpStarter Joe Rotella and Birgit Koopsen and I at breakfast

 

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JumpStarter Dina with her new paint line- so proud of her and cannot wait to try them!

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JumpStarter Julie Fei Fan Balzer and Birgit Koopsen – since Birgit is my bestie she is on a lot of photos ;).

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Birgit with JumpStarter Catherine Scanlon

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Denny from Prima who did such a fantastic job organizing the event and a little photo bomber- lol- that would be Limor Webber  NatKalbach_CHA2014_16

 

The amazing Suze Weinberg- another JumpStarter – visiting me at the Stampendous booth – she is sooo cool!

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JumpStarter Pam Carriker, Birgit Koopsen and Mary Beth Shaw – we had so much fun trying to get a photo of us jumping…you cannot see a thing in that blurrr- LOL

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I will be dabbling on some of the products I found at CHA here and there in future blog posts. I am looking forward to next year already!

The next posts from California will be about our mini vacation doing arting with Birgit Koopsen, Jenn Mason and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – watch out for crazy posts ;)

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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12 Days of California Part II: My Stampendous Stamps Debut at CHA

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Seeing my own stamp designs and my photo at the Stampendous Booth was sooooo cool.

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I came into the Convention Center a little bit before my class started and took a peek at the booth…(the show wasn’t open to the public yet)

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I was all by myself and I was looking at this in disbelieve- it honestly felt unreal as if the alarm clock would ring the next minute to make me wake up and realize this was just a dream. Instead my alarm went off that I would have to run to my first CHA class ever- 50 Retailers – waiting to play with my Stamps and other Stampendous Products.

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It was a fun class- and after an uncomfortable two seconds realizing that someone hung a microphone on my clothes “FREAK- I never had a mic while teaching” I got the hang out of it, as I already started loosing my voice after teaching the last two days six classes at ArtVenture. I was also happy to see some familiar faces from either working together before or students that took my ArtVenture Class- that was fun!

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Teaching Retailers is definitely different. A lot of my students in this class did not come because they love Mixed Media- but because they wanted to get educated in Mixed Media and learn about it because they realized there is a huge demand for it in their stores. It was a very different approach in this class when my usual let loose and get creative.  I enjoyed when some of them that never played with paint told me they liked it a lot and get their costumer love for it :) Right on ;)

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And btw not every teacher at CHA as a good friend like JumpStarter Joe Rotella who comes with a chef hat into your class to deliver lunch because he knows you never eat right at CHA ;) Thank you Joe- that made me laugh so hard…too bad I had a mic – my already loud laughing must have scared my students a lot – LOL

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I learned a lot  by teaching this class and hopefully there will be another opportunity for a CHA class in the future. I loved seeing my stamps being used – it made me all giddy :)

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Thank you Liquitex, Speedball,  May Arts and Imagine Crafts(Tsukineko) for sponsoring my Stampendous Class!

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I demoed also a couple days at the Stampendous booth…until I lost my voice totally – but hey…I sounded really interesting- LOL

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And I loved having friends over and Cindy Bundy from the Stampendous Designteam showing me her sample

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Thank you to all of you who took my CHA Class and came to see my demos ! Thank you also to the awesome Stampendous Staff who did such an amazing job behind the scenes and helped me during and after my classes!

I am going to add a list of the stores that cary my stamps to my website here soon – they are already available and I know some stores have them already in the house :)

More about CHA and which trends I observed will follow :)

have a gorgeous day

huge hugs

nat

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  • MaryRedford

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    hello N* Studo , wow where can I get the back groiund stamps I would love to buy them your are doing a great teaching job thank you for shareing with us ……………..

    I love getting paint all over too ..I just got home from Calif we went to see our daughter and her family. we was there for 10 days but are back home now…..MaryRedford

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  • Seth

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    Congrats Nat. Your stamps look amazing!!

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  • Kim Gillaspy

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    congrate on your new stamp cant wait to get them

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  • Kirsten Alicia

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    I’m so glad you enjoyed your CHA experience, even with no voice. :) I love your stamps & the samples look amazing.

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Can’t wait to get my hands on these stamps…oh boy!!!!

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  • morningdove

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    I am so enjoying CJS 2014 and all the wonderful artist teachers. just what I needed to keep going and I am trying it all and using so many things I already have in my stash.

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  • Helen

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    Congrats. Love your designs. You are amazing and I love your success.
    Be very proud and happy. :):)

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  • Lizzie

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    Congratulations! You seem to have had an awesome time. Hope some of your stamps are in their way to the UK as I NEED them!

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  • scrapinsue

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    Joe looks like such a fun-loving guy…and he brought you lunch (what a true friend).
    I’m so proud of you and your growth in the mixed media field.
    It didn’t dawn on me that you would be teaching retailers, but that makes sense when I thing of who attends CHA. I bet most of them had fun even if they started the day with thoughts of getting info just for their customers.
    You r-o-c-k Nat and now more of the creative world knows it!

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  • Leah

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    I love your stamps – they are the kinds of designs I could use over and over on so many projects.

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See you at CHA !

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If everything goes well with the crazy weather here on the East Coast I am out now for Art Venture and CHA. Cross fingers that my flight will make it !

Wednesday and Thursday (Jan 8-9) I will teach at the Prima Art Venture Event- so looking forward to it :)

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Friday Jan 10 I will teach my CHA Class with my Stampendous Stamps – Unleash Your Creativity .

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If you are at CHA come and visit me also at the Stampendous Booth #1352 while I am demoing there – you can find me playing with me new Stamps on these times:

Saturday, Jan 11 : 1 pm-3pm

Sunday, Jan 12:  1pm-3pm

Monday, Jan 13:  11am – 1pm

Tuesday, Jan 14:  10.30am- 12.30pm

I would love to see you there. In any event I will try to post some pictures in between – as some might know – it is a crazy busy time :)

Have a gorgeous day- and check out Creative JumpStart – if you haven’t yet!!!

huge hugs

nat

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Sneak Peek of my Mixed Media Stamps with Stampendous

Wohoo – I am so excited that I can share with you a Sneak Peek of my Signature Stamps with Stampendous. I was getting the green light to share with you some images :) The Stamps will be available soon to order …the catalogues are out!

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Here are some wonderful Scrapbooking Pages that the awesome Design Team at Stampendous created for the catalogue – soooo love what they did!

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I will share more samples soon! If you booked my ArtVergnugen Class in NYC at the InkPad in January – you will be the first ones playing with those stamps after my class Unleash your Creativity at CHA next week :) Thank you for letting me share – I am so giddy about it- I hope you like what you see

Huge hugs

Nat

 

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  • Barbara

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    Coming out of lurkdom to say…CONGRATULATIONS, Nat!!! I LOVE your new stamps!!!

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  • Yankeegirl

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    You SHOULD be giddy…these are awesome stamps! Congrats on getting these released!

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  • Ursula

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    Meine Güte, du startest ja richtig durch! Glückwunsch – ein paar von den Motiven würden mir auch gefallen ………… :))
    LG Ursula

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  • Sue Clarke

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    The set in the upper right hand corner is calling out to me. Looks like a woven piece of fabric that wants to come out and play! Congrats on the sets and the release!

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  • Chelsey

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    The stamps look great! Lots of creative possibilities and I love stampendous cling stamps! Congrats!

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  • Mer

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    Congratulations Nat !
    They are so Inspiring.
    You rock!

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  • Elizabeth

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    Congrats, Nat! Your new stamps are amazing!

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  • Lizzie

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    Well done! I love stamping so I can’t wait to get these!

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  • MarjieKemper

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    Wooohooo, these are fabulous! And more to come? Yessss, please!

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  • Greta

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    Your career is soaring! Way to go!

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