Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2014 release!

You should have arrived here from the blog of my friend, the super talented Sally Sherfield. If you come across a broken link, you can find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to blog@heroarts.com.


Don’t forget to leave comments as you hop. Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning. I know Hero Arts prizes are always fantastic, so best of luck! I have comment moderator switched on, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear immediately.

Every year I look forward with great anticipation to Hero Arts’ new releases and the 2014 catalogue is packed full of so many wonderful products! Thanks to the generosity of Hero Arts, I’ve had a chance to play with some of the new stamps and oh my goodness what fun I’ve had getting inky with them since they arrived!

For my first card I started off by using the cute owls and a sentiment from the Lil Hoot set. I think the Lil Hoot set is so adorable, with super cute images and a lovely range of sentiments. This set also happens to be one of Hero Arts Operation Write Home stamps. Hero Arts donates 25% of the profits from the sale of its OWH stamps to the Operation Write Home organisation. The frame for the owl was made from the outer part of the main image from the A Little set. On this card I also used the Tiny Flags and Tiny Star backgrounds which are such great background stamps and are ones I know I will use over and over again.


Supplies: Stamps (Hero Arts Lil Hoot, Hero Arts Tiny Flags, Hero Arts A Little and Hero Arts Tiny Star Background), card (white, kraft, blue & pink), VersaMark, white embossing powder, black ink, distress inks (antique linen & faded jeans), ProMarkers and glossy accents.

For the next card I again used the A Little stamp set. Although I've only had this set a little over a week, I have already lost track of the amount of times I’ve inked it up – I LOVE it so much. The other day I used it to make a wrap for a chocolate bar and I’ve also made numerous gift tags, using a variety of the sentiments, for use at a later date. This time I made another card and went on a bit of a pink rampage as you can see!


Supplies: Hero Arts A Little stamp set, pink & white card, pink Core'dinations card, Hero Arts pale tomato mid-tone shadow ink, VersaMark, white embossing powder, Sizzix dotted lattice embossing folder and heart rhinestones.

As I mentioned, there are lots of fun sentiments included in the A Little set, but I decided to add a different one to the little tag below:)


Stamp: Hero Arts A Little

Coming up to my birthday and Christmas, I may just have to strategically place the catalogue and tag somewhere in my house as a subtle, or maybe not so subtle, hint;)

Because I love all of the critters in the Lil Hoot set so much, I couldn’t stop at making one card and ended up making a little set of cards. It's hard to tell from the photos but parts of the images are layered on foam pads for some extra dimension. This was a really quick and easy process because of the way that the critters are drawn. I pulled the Tiny Flags background back out again for a bit of embossing on the backgrounds.





Supplies: Stamps (Hero Arts Lil Hoot, Hero Arts Tiny Flags and Hero Arts Be Happy), card (white, kraft, yellow, orange, green, blue and pink), black ink, VersaMark, clear embossing powder, glossy accents, ProMarkers, Nestabilities (circles and inverted scalloped circles), sewing machine and threads.


I just want to say thanks a million to Hero Arts for their generosity and yet another release packed full of must haves. A great big thanks to you too for visiting and to my hosti sisters who are so much fun and so inspiring! Now it’s time for you to hop to your next stop where the sweet and very talented Arlene McClung awaits your visit.

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CinnamonSally said...

Oh my goodness Heather you have been busy, I love all your bright coloured cards, so pretty and really cute and I can see why you like the "Little" set so much, I can see lots of possibilities there!

Nancy said...

I LOVE these cheerful and colorful cards! I think the "Tiny Flags" looks like a very useful stamp!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Heather! You have been having too much fun! I am soooo loving all of your backgrounds - most inspiring. And those dear critters - what's not to LOVE! Thanks for sharing and for your big heart!

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness, Heather! What a fantastic array of beautiful cards! You always come up with such wonderful designs and I ADORE all the bright colors you used! Fabulous work as always! ♥

P.S. - That Hero Arts tag is so darn clever! Sneaky you - hope it works! (hee, hee)

Mandee Teel said...

WOW! These cards are fabulous!!!!

Anonymous said...

I also am a critter fan and love your use of bright colors to show them off! LindaG

judkajudi said...

OH, how I love your set of cards using those adorable images!! And of course, who wouldn't love all that pink?? And the "Hero Arts" hint is perfect for family members who might need a hint!! Very cute idea!! It's fun hopping with you!!

Ava said...

Oh, how sweet and pretty these cards are, Heather!! Just beautiful!

Lin said...

I'm speechless.......you can do it all, Heather! Love the critters, but that pale pink card makes me swoon!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love those adorable animal cards!! That tag is so clever. :). Love hopping with you this week. :)

Lisa Simpson said...

Wow, I LOVE the cards with the OWH set. They are sooo cute! Any kid big or small would love them. Love the colors. I am also loving the tiny flag background!

Jackie Parkins said...

Wow, those are fabulous! I love the bright colors and those little critters are too cute.

Debra said...

Colors and graphics are inspiring. I can't wait to give these new stamps a try.

Angelnorth said...

Great batch of cards - the bright colours are perfect with the cute characters and yourromantic pink splurge looks fab!

Sue D said...

Wonderful creations--love the owls.

Debstamps said...

Absolutely AHdorable Heather! Bright, fun, new ink, new stamps--the whole package to be sure! Well done with all your new Hero Arts goodies!

Barb said...

I just love that Little Hoot set. Great set for grandkids!Super cards, Heather!!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

These cute critters is my fav. set of the release...just love what you did with them!

MarcyK924 said...

Heather, these are ADORABLE! I can't do cute - you nailed these stamp sets! And I HAVE to get that background stamp now that I see how you used it! Thanks for the inspiration!

judy said...

Very cute cards, Heather-- I love your vibrant coloring!!

VARedGem said...

Love every single one! I must look at this stamp set again! You've definitely brought out the best use of them!

Penny Reed said...

All your cards a just great - but my fave is the pink one with the "A Little" stamp set. Love what you did with it! I too am in love with it. TFS!

Jayne said...

Love the little owlies.

paperpicnic said...

Wow, Heather! So many adorable and amazing cards! I just adore how you've used these wonderful new stamp sets! Thank you for sharing so much terrific inspiration! And how sweet of you to make a "Hero Arts" tag! Love all of your creative and beautifully crafted ideas!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW you were a Busy girl Heather....Love Love Love your Creations all of them!! xo

Efrat said...

Beautiful!! each card is better then its former. Love them all.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the animals, backgrounds, framing & so much more in your creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

grandmato19 said...

Such cute critters -- owls are my absolute favorite! The sentiments are perfect, too! Thanks! :)

margaret gurney said...

So great to see all of your ideas and variations on a theme. Inspiring!

Robyn said...

These cards are so much fun! Lovely design.

Donna Whitten said...

Great cards! You've done a wonderful job with this new release!

jeannine said...

All so wonderful! I just love all the cards you made using the lil hoot set! I also loved your hero arts tag...very clever!

Torrie said...

It is amazing how that tiny flag background stamp just grabs my attention, I love it embossed. Great cards!

Gerrina said...

Love how you let the background take a "role" in the layout of yout catds! Could not pick a favo...

Celine Blacow said...

Soooooooooooooooo cute!!! I love love love love love these!!!

Agnes Dobek said...

I love these cards especially the one with the bears.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE all of these, especially the adorable ones using the tiny flags stamp.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love all the layers to your cards.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Super cute cards today and I adore the pink one in the middle, so soft and luxurious with lots of texture as well! Beautifully done!!

Diane Stricker said...

Super cute cards. Love your use of colors.

Laura said...

The animal stamps are really, really cute and I love the cards you've made with them. Also love the background stamps and the way you have used them. Great colours too!

Mildred Mildew said...

Love the HA Tiny Star bg you used on your first wonderful card...all the cards are wonderful!

Barbara said...

Your cards are wonderful...fun and colorful and with lots of great details. I wasn't sure I needed the animal and owl sets, but after seeing your creations, I think I do!!! :)

Patricia said...

I love your pink card. Perfect for Valentine's Day! This is a must have stamp! So versatile! Love your critters cards too. So adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gloria Reynolds said...

The tiny flags stamp + the little critters may be the some of the best releases ever! Love all the way you used both.

Virginia L. said...

Way to rock the blog hop, Heather! You make each image coming to LIFE! I adore each one of them! That pink one is gorgeous...and that Hero Arts tag--->genius!

Dorothy C. said...

Lil Hoot is such a cute set. Your cards are so bright and cheery.

Ann Kulseth said...

Great cards - I love the "A little" stamp set - so many options! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.

Tammy J said...

OMgoodness I just love your cards they are so cute and friendly so much fun to share You have done an excellent job. TFS

Claire Boyd said...

Your cards are so lovely - full of colour & fun. I think they are wonderful

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, such cute sets. The little critters are so sweet and all of your cards are great. I also love the tiny flags background stamp. Love the shine you put on it.

Linda R. said...

Love your cards. You have especially interesting backgrounds!

Diana N. said...

Cute cards!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Great job with the new release! I really like your designs!

Betty said...

the pink "love" card is just lovely - definitely need that dotted lattice embossing folder!!

Skraperella said...

So many great cards Heather! I love the cute animals, especially the owls, the triangle background and the bright colours. The pink card is very pretty also and what you did with the tag looks great! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :-)

Shannon Zuklich said...

the pink card is gorgeous! i love the pink on pink!

jamie said...

Love the embossing with the tiny flags stamp!

Shemaine Smith said...

Wow....ALL these cards are stunning and adorable! I definitely need more Copics so I can blend my colors better! Beautiful cards!

ionabunny said...

Gosh, fantastic cards. Love the critters. The owls are just so cute. Love how you embossed the little flags background with the brights. Such happy fun cards

conil said...

Holy cow, you used all the stamps I ordered but you really got them right. What great cards.

Laura said...

My 7 yeras old son is in love with owl. He will be crazy for your adorable card.

Judy Tuck said...

Wow! Fantastic cards. Love the LOVE card and all the other little critter cards.

Michelle said...

Your cards are so incredibly cute. I really like the way you did the background on each one. Very inspiring. Thank you!

jp said...

Great inspiration and cards, especially for my grandkids!

Laura Norris said...

Wow Heather, these cards are fantastic! I love that Lil Hoot set - and you have done some amazing things with it. I still want that flag bg I might have to go to my LSS today and see what they have!

Judy K said...

Your cards are great. Nice choice of colors!

Lysa said...

Too sweet & cute! I love those critters stamps! :)

Vivian C. said...

What fun cards! My wish list just keeps getting longer. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laurel said...

I love love love all your cards! I must get the Lil Hoot set now!!!!!!!!! Thanks for inspiring.

Amy Pjura said...

i love the "A Little" stamp set! so many possibilities!!!

sharon l-s said...

Really fun cards. Loving the animal sets. I can see the pink card done in dark blues and browns for a guy. Thanks for sharing and making us look a some stamps we might have bypassed. tfs

Anonymous said...

Sharon c. The ' A Little' stamp set looks so versatile. I have the 'Little hoot' set and I liked the way you combined the sets, using the frame from the A Little set.

gabriella said...

Love makes everything better is just beautiful, a very elegant card

Annmarie Demotto said...

I adored all of your cards especially the cute animal ones just awesome work

adele holcomb said...

Those tiny flags get around and look great time an again! Definitely the next thing I purchase. Delightful cards all.

Lucille K said...

Oh Heather, your cards are all so colorful and sweet, just love them all ;)

JanLee said...

Oh these are just darling! I love that it would be easy to create a card for a child from these stamps.

Unknown said...

such cute lil critters!
thanks
Holly

Linda E said...

Heather, I just love what you did with the darling stamps from Lil Hoot and the other animals. Gotta have 'em. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win a prize.

nancy said...

Love how you used the tiny flags stamp. All your cards are wonderful.

Deirdre said...

Heather - stunning creations - love them all. Love the new stamps from HA, you showcased them beautifully.

Linda T said...

I just adore all you're cards. I love the backgrounds you used and the colors. I love the pink card and the little set. Lovely owl card. I am so loving all the Hero arts new releases. Thank you for sharing with us.

Cindy C. said...

All cards so fun and cheerful Heather!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful cards Heather. That tiny flags background is so versatile. Gotta get my hands on that one. Love love love your critter cards. Fantastic.

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, Heather...you have done an AMAZING job playing with your new stamps! I love how you paired the different sets to create such a fun collection of cards!
Thanks so much for being part of the hop...I really enjoyed seeing your cards!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Just love your bright colored cards they are wonderful!!

bjmartin said...

Fun fun fun! Love the cute animals and all the bright colors!

Maeghan M. said...

Gosh, I love how you used that stamp as a frame for that owl card! TFS!!!

Dottie J said...

that is a great stamp set and you used it effectively to make a very nice set of cards. Good job!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards, I am loving those one's with the animals and that great triangle background!

joy said...

Hi, Heather! Your cards are all so adorable and so nicely done!! I love the new stamps and you have really showcased them beautifully.

Chris mason said...

Cute, cute cards....love the owl card.

Scrapycandy said...

That love card is perfect. And a great use of the coordinations paper. Thank you.

Leni said...

Super fun cards!

Chark said...

I'm loving those embossed triangles and where you put your sentiments on the animal cards!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

So adorable!

jenway9 said...

I love that adorable owl!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Heather! I love how you used A Little in so many different ways! I especially love the shout out to Hero Arts! ;) It's been so much fun hopping with you--always love our hostess reunions!

patscrap91 said...

Your cards are so cute and very elegant !

Kailash said...

Such delightful adorable cards Heather, love all your cutesy designs!!!

Maye M.L said...

Heather: Your cards are a hoot. Owls are my obsession, then, I am tota-owly biased toward these little darlings. Very pretty lattice embossing template. Cheers!

shirley-bee said...

Aww, these are so sweet!

bartokmd said...

I love the pink and white Chalk color scheme with the tomato ink!
Nicely done!

cghundley said...

Great cards! I love
the owls and your
backgrounds.
Carla from Utah

Robin K. said...

Oh my goodness! I adore all your critter cards- so colorful and full of thoughtful details! Great job Heather!!

Annelies said...

Great cards! I like those funny owls more and more! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Carol Perry said...

You really make cute cards. So bright and cheery too. I just love all of them especially the elephants. Really darling.

Linda said...

All of your cards are adorable and I love the "Little" stamp set. It has great sentiments and I think it is a must have set. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Trinh said...

Your cards are fantastic, Heather! I love the bright colors and all the cute critters.

Sarah Scales said...

Lovely cards. I have said it before, and I will say it again, I just love that tiny flags background stamp and it is at the top of my next shopping trip!

Gail said...

All of your cards pop with fun and excitement! I like the animals on each of these and the color choices as well - thank you for the hop and for giving us inspiration with the new stamp sets! ENjoy your week!

Karenladd said...

AWK!!! Your little critter cards are so darn cute! My daughter loves owls so I'm always looking for owl images and these are adorable. Love all your cards...that pink one is gorgeous!

Kelly Massman said...

what fun little cards; love the pink embossed card!!!

Annie Wills said...

Love how bright and cheery your cards are...beautiful job!

Suzan D said...

How cute!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are fabulous, love the designs and colours and I am definitely seeing how useful that tiny flags background stamp is, so totality want it!!
Fiona

Jennifer Greer said...

Love embossing powder!

Linda said...

Love , love the tiny flags background. Perfect for your adorable cards, Heather! TFS!

Sarah Gray said...

Such a fab array of cards, Heather! Love the cute animals, tiny flags and vibrant colours - you have such a fun style :)

Gail said...

Great use of bright colours I'm never that brave -The pink card is just about right for me.

Debbie said...

love the embossing
upnurse at aol dot com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Heather. Love the sweet images, the coloring... the backgrounds look awesome!

Jeanie said...

So love your cards. Loving the owls.

Rachel K said...

Wow!! All of your cards are just awesome. Love how you used A Little to make a frame...so clever and pretty! And of course, your critters are darling...great coloring! :)

Rhonda Mussman said...

Love the primary colors of your cards

Sarah Thomson said...

I knew I loved tiny flags when I saw it used on the first couple of days - but now I've seen how it looks with the clear embossing I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Barb said...

cute cards done with those stamp sets.

Anita in France said...

Such a fun and happy collection of cards, Heather ... I love that tiny flags background!

BeeJay said...

Your cards are awesome! I love the colors,the critters, and that versatile flag background.

karenelr said...

What gorgeous cards! I love those Lil' Hoot images---so happy and sweet! That tiny flag background looks like a must, too! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Donna Cala said...

Your cards could not be cuter. I love all the images and colors you used. My fave stamp -- tiny flags-- looks great as a background.

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! I just love the a little.... Stamp set!

CathyL said...

Great cards , Heather!

~amy~ said...

serious cuteness! Love all your fabulous cards!

Bunnyfreak said...

Such adorable cards.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love all those sweet designs!! The critters are so cute.

no blog post said...

I just love those little critters, so versatile and cute. All your cards are really lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Michelle W said...

So many cute cards! This release is packed full of must haves. Thank you for the inspiration.

Suzi said...

Oh, I so want to emboss me some background now! What a cool look! TFS!
suzimetatyahoodotcom

Suzanne C said...

Adorable animal cards! Love the beautiful embossed background with the elegant sentiment! Fabulous cards!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my goodness, Heather, you have outdone yourself with all the darling Lil Hoot cards! Just love how you used the Tiny Flags behind them with all the little sweet touches like the stitched clouds. That little helpful hint for the Hero Arts catalog is so adorable too and what a gorgeous love card - maybe a Valentine for the DH? Such fun hopping with you this week!!

Angela said...

The critter cards are adorable! I like your use of the background stamp, the colors and the composition of the card. These would be perfect to whip up for lunch messages or to give as cute gifts.

Memories by Manda said...

Such cute cards! I love how the little critters eyes look at each other :)

Catherine A said...

Great cards Heather! I just got the tiny flags - terrific stamp that will be used ALOT! Thanks for sharing!

Lesley S. said...

Your cards and colours just make me happy!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what fun cards - love how you embossed the backgrounds on the last cards - that really makes a fantastic background thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love all of your cards, especially the cute set! TFS

Pam W Merwin said...

The little critters are adorable - I have fallen in love with them :) Thanks for all the inspirations! P.S. - loving that tiny flag background too :)

Auror Willow said...

Those animal stamps are so adorable!

Amante del Papel said...

wow, this are really beautiful cards, thanks for amazing inspiration!

Vera Rhuhay said...

awww...Fantastic Done,Heather!Bright ,Happy,cute and Fun!

Michelle Axelson said...

I absolutely adore all of these! So cute! And great job adding dimension to the cards by layering the animals.

Sue McRae said...

Your animal cards are so colourful and cute Heather but my fave is the pink card with all the white embossing, so pretty!

Joyce said...

So much cuteness. Love these cards, especially the owls.

Gina D'Urso said...

Great cards, love them!!!!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are so fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Petti said...

OMG the cards are so cute!

Carol Haber said...

Heather I love your cards. They are so bright and cheery. I like the colours you used on the A little Love card with the background design.

Graciellie CH said...

Wow, great work... Love it all. Thanks for sharing...

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Colleen said...

I love your cards! The colors are so cheerful and fun. Great tip on layering the critters for dimension.

Amy C. said...

Your projects are great! I love owls! They are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pat said...

These are adorable!!!!

stamplover2011 said...

Wow love all of your cards!

heidi @ ggip said...

Love the bright and fun cards!

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration and more stamps for my must-have list. ;-)

Kathy M said...

Love those owls so cute

Greta said...

Hi Heather--wonderful cards as always! I really love the look of that bg stamp embossed--onto my wishlist!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful inspiring work!

Kris in Alaska said...

Those animals are just too darned CUTE!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

I love these little animal stamps; the all pink card is very inspiring.

Marilyn said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous, Heather!!

Judy1223 said...

Heather! You can do it all! Cute...classic...layers...embossing...your cards are all wonderful! What a showcase of the new hero Arts goodies! (And what a great tag...super hint!!!)

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

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pcm said...

what a great assortment of cards!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Your cards are just adorable, I just want to smooch that cute little owl!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Your animal cards are SO ADORABLE!! I love the animal stamps!! And I can see why you made so many

The "A Little" stamp is Beautiful and so is the card!! I really like the background too.

Thanks for the Fantastic inspiration!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Heather....I just love your cards! They are soo fun and the colors are just brilliant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing such amazing talent with us :)

SHartl said...

Your cute animal cards are the sweetest but I really really like the pink LOVE card...so beautiful!

brenda said...

Love your cards and I love how versatile the tiny flag background stamp is!

Aundria B. said...

Love your fun cards - so much color and texture - WOW! Thank you for sharing these.

Denise G. said...

I think the frame on card 1 is so clever -- another reason to purchase that stamp set.

Angelique Vela said...

Please, don't ask me to pick a favorite, loved them all.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow every card is fabulous - I love your use of color on all of them!

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW!! LOVING your cards for today!! Such NEAT designs and Colors!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Buttarcrafts said...

Very cute cards!

Amy Lou said...

I love those little owls. Your cards are amazing!

Deborah said...

Love, love, love your cards I'm most partial to the owls though love the bright colors TFS

Little T said...

Super cute! I like that background stamp.

ivy said...

Such cute cards! I love the set of cards!

Vikki Hein said...

the Tiny Flag & OWH set are mine already and they are so much fun to use. I really liked your colors & designs!

Samantha F. said...

Adorable and very colorful cards. Love the owls.

Prachi Tripathi said...

Loved all your cards. Great work.

Kim Hall said...

Your cards are so adorable, really love those owls!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

I agree with all the above ladies have said :D !! The owl card are adorable and the loved the second pink card too very beautiful !

Dawn Turley said...

wow Heather what a great selection of amazingly cute cards. Each and every one is just beautifully done.

Neesey said...

Your cards are too stinkin cute. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Katie said...

Amazing cards! I really love how you are using the background in your cards. :) I just love your first card, those cute owls and the colors, wow! And the all pink card is wonderful. All of your cards are just fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Shona Chambers said...

You certainly have been busy! All your cards are wonderful, especially love the pale pink card with the white embossing...really must get myself some embossing equipment!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful designs.

Anonymous said...

Great ideas for kids cards! Love the background stamp, also!

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