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Flag Waving Sale! Save 18.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on July 7th!

Hip, hip hooray! It's a 4th of July celebration! But just like fireworks, it's going to be over in a flash. Sale ends promptly at Midnight, MDT on July 7th.

Shop Now!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie
Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Julie White. In a short interview with Julie, she shared these comments with us...

"The Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie is one of my favorite kits because it reminds me of everything wonderful about summer. The inspiration for this collection was not only fresh cherries, but blue skies, green grass and just the overall happiness I find in simple summer pleasures. It also holds a special place in my heart since it was my first collection at Scrap Girls."

1. What programs do you use?

Adobe Design Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator.

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Vanilla, because you can eat it as-is or add any flavor you like.

Julie White
Julie White

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floral Borders Polka Dot Bikini Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build a Flower 6301
We Believe Jif 6 Plus Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 1 Eat Cake Birthday Boy Solids Paper Mini
Value Pack: Basic Linens ScrapSimple Paper Templates: At Gymnastics - Edges 1 Biggie ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Tea Cup
* ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Spots and Stripes 11201 Super Biggie *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floral Borders, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build a Flower 6301, Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 1, Eat Cake Birthday Boy Solids Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: At Gymnastics - Edges 1 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Spots and Stripes 11201 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Beach Day ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floral Frames Value Pack: Chenille Paper 2
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Elegant Labels 6401 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curves Digital Stickers: Beach Day
Eat Cake Birthday Girl Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fun Frames ScrapSimple Craft Templates: 8 in 1 Mini Album
Polka Dot Bikini Embellishment Mini * Warm Wishes Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floral Frames, Value Pack: Chenille Paper 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Elegant Labels 6401, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curves, Eat Cake Birthday Girl Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fun Frames and ScrapSimple Craft Templates: 8 in 1 Mini Album are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, June 30, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Chenille Paper 1 Value Pack: Arts n Crafty Kids ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Brackets
Value Pack: At Gymnastics Pack 1 Value Pack: Love Honor and Cherish Scrap Pack Mini: Story Telling
Eat Cake Birthday Girl Solids Paper Mini Curious Collection Mini Value Pack: Star Spangled
* Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 2 *

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Chenille Paper 1, Value Pack: Arts n Crafty Kids, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Brackets, Value Pack: At Gymnastics Pack 1, Eat Cake Birthday Girl Solids Paper Mini, Value Pack: Star Spangled and Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 2 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, July 1, 2011. The following individual NEW products were also announced in that newsletter.

Value Pack: Birthday Wishes Flip Alpha Mini Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 3
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jubilant 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Frames ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Antiqued Photos
Polka Dot Bikini Word Art Mini * Eat Cake Birthday Boy Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Birthday Wishes, Flip Alpha Mini, Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Paper 3, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jubilant 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Frames, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Antiqued Photos and Eat Cake Birthday Boy Collection Biggie are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Scattering Embellishments
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 18.9% off Flag-Waving Sale!
  • Today's Special of the Day!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls Clubs
  • Back to the Basics
  • Tips from the Pros: Tutorials & Articles
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

  • 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
  • A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
  • A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
  • Permission to use your statement.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th Newsletter.

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a Gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the Message Board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

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Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money… Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.

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A Designer's Life: Angie Briggs - One Day At A Time

At the beginning of this year, I had this strong feeling that I needed to make a change in my life. One thing I was never happy with was the way I felt about myself and the way I looked physically. I've spent so much of my life making sure that everyone else was taken care of and had what they wanted and needed that I forgot about doing the same for me. I let things get out of control. So I decided that 2011 was going to be all about me.

Life Muse by Ro

I hear crying.

Life Muse by Ro

Ro shares one of her cartoons! Check it out!

Scrap Girls Etc.: Photo Papers

When printing photos for framing or other projects, it can be hard to decide which photo paper is best. Do you choose gloss, semi-gloss, high gloss, matte, or fine art paper? I recently made a trip to the store to pick up some glossy photo paper and was amazed at the variety and differences in price. I was scratching my head and thinking sometimes too many choices can be a bad thing!

Life Muse by Ro

Why I am a patriot.

Customer Muse by: Cheryl Simpson -

Do you work or are you at home?

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Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Follow Ro's popular blog – RoPaxman.com
Blog-only muses and humor pieces, inside scoop of Ro's life, photo journals, and more

Follow Ro's newest blog – How Mom Did It
Food recipes, homemaking tips, gardening, quilting, and other neat stuff her mom and grandma taught her

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom right of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Rozanne Paxman
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Commercial license versions of Her Wedding Collection Mini are also available.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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American City Collection Circus on Parade Collection New York City Collection
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Boxed  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Boxed are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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The June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Syndee Nuckles.

Exclusive content from June's ScrapSimple Club

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

June's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Murry and Syndee Nuckles

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Ashleigh Bronner
Layout by Ashleigh Bronner
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Sonia Payne
Layout by Sonia Payne
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Scrap Girls Club Image

July's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Keri Schueller.

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $40.87 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Keri Schueller


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Online Class Round Up

Once a month, we share with you the details of a recent digital scrapbooking class that has been held at Scrap Girls. I'd like to share with you about a popular class by Mary Elizabeth O'Toole called Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop.

Scattering Embellishments

One of my favorite techniques for creating visual interest and movement in a scrapbook page is to use scatterings. Pre-made scatterings are available in the Scrap Girls Boutique, but what if you want to create your own arrangement, using your stash of Scrap Girls supplies? You could painstakingly resize, rotate, and arrange each item in your scattering - or you can do it the quick-and-easy way by using ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Jumble 6301.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates

Do you ever find it a little daunting to think about creating your own paper with ScrapSimple products? Are you intimidated by Blending Modes? Do you struggle with the fear of determining just which papers would look great layered?

Recoloring Elements

Usually I recolor items in my layout when I have a dominant color in my photographs that I want to echo in my papers or embellishments. In Adobe Photoshop, it is so easy to do!

How to Successfully Use Bold Colors and Patterns in a Summer Layout

Are you drawn to bright, fun papers - but unsure how to use them in a digital scrapbooking layout? This tutorial will teach you how to successfully use bold colors and patterns in a summer layout. For this example, we will use Tropical Fruit Collection Biggie.

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Blessed Be Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Blessed Be Collection Biggie

Blessed Be Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Autumn Suede Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop PSE 1801
Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie spacer Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: The Bee's Knees

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Autumn Suede Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop PSE 1801 and Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie are also available.

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, July 5th - 3:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on July 5th at 3pm MT for another Life Moments Chat and Crop. These chats are focused on building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. This week we will be focusing on Summertime Memories. What were your favorite things to do in the summer? Did your family go on long vacations each year? Did you go to camp? Did you spend your days on the beach or at a lake or were your days filled with hard work? Go ahead, dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Tuesday, July 5th - 5:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) on Tuesday, July 5th at 5pm MT for a chat and challenge using this month's ScrapSimple Club. Did you know that every time you create a layout with the ScrapSimple Club and upload it into the ScrapSimple Club Gallery that you could be chosen to be featured in the Newsletter and receive a prize? Well, join us for the chat so we can encourage and inspire you and help with any questions that you may have. Let's get those ScrapSimple Club layouts done and uploaded!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, July 5th - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 6th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week. On July 6th, we'll do a white space challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white! Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!

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ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, July 6th - 6:00PM MT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

Games

July Message Board Game: Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Dust off those thinking caps and hunting boots! We're having a Summer Scavenger Hunt, and you're invited! Join us for the July Message Board Game, where each Monday through Saturday during the month of July, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a clue in the official game thread. The clue will describe a product from the Scrap Girls Boutique. To participate, search the Boutique for the product and post a link to the product page in the official game thread.

But wait, there's more! In a new twist to the scavenger hunt game, on certain days you will be sent to the Scrap Girls Gallery to look for layouts using specific products or collections, and then post a link to your layout comment in the official game thread.

Three winners will be drawn from all the members who correctly identify a product or find Gallery layouts throughout the month. Each winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Good luck in your search!

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

July Monthly Layout Contest: As the United States celebrates its independence this month, we'd love to see some examples of how you've gained independence! For July's Monthly Layout Contest, show us your layouts featuring someone displaying independence! It could be a toddler learning independence or a young person out on their own for the first time. You could even scrap about a time you displayed some independence! Be sure to include some journaling to support your photos. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on July 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen winners, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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