Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Top 10 2014 CHA Picks & Give Aways

Hey hey hey!!!! Thanks for all the comments yesterday! I just love reading them, and it totally means the world to me! Here are my Top 10 Picks (Does my opinion count???) from the 2014 CHA Mega Show. They are in no order of importance, and these are all products I think I just must have ASAP! Let me know what you think, and don't forget that you have to comment on this post to be eligible for either one of the give-away prizes shown further down on this post!!!

My Top 10 Picks:
1.  Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Crackled Texture Paste:
This is the coolest Crackle ever! You put it on top of one of her other Embossing Pastes, let it crackle a bit naturally, then finish drying it with a heat tool. The cracks are wonderful...large and small...and never flake off, unless you work at it yourself to peel it off intensionally. You can color it with ink or paint (It's white.) and achieve the greatest antique look. I'm so in love with it!!! Hello Italian wall!!! I can't wait to get her new colors of Archival Ink, new stamps, and new stencils too! Yes, I want it all!

2. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer: (And yes, I want the new Scissors, the new paper stash and embellies, new stencils, new Distress Paints, new stamps, and new Alcohol Inks, but I only have 10 spots!)
(This were a Hot 20 Winner!) This display in the New Product Showcase was super cool with all the Distress Markers piled up below it! What makes this tool so cool, it that you can use it with "MOST" markers and not just Distress. For thicker markers, you just take out the mechanism that holds a thinner marker, and load the thicker. TOO COOL!!! I even saw him demo it with a Sharpie marker!

3. Crystal Ninja's Crystal Katana:
(This was a Hot 20 Winner!) Those pesky tiny objects that are so hard to pick up and place on projects, will now be much easier to deal with using this rubber and sticky like tool. I am totally in awe as to how it works. When the tip wears off, you just add a new one. I even ordered a few extra for my mother who has arthritis, and I am using them in my classes!
 
 

4. Fiskar's 12 & 24 Inch Rotary Ruler Combo Cutter:
(This was a Hot 20 Winner!)  I really love the 6x24 inch one, as it has a handle and is narrow for easy storage, but what makes these super cool, it that they cut fabric as well as paper. I LOVE that! The blades are magnetized so they are easy to change out so you don't cut yourself.


5. ComposiMold Power Mold Modeling Compound:
(This was a Hot 20 Winner!) This is the coolest mold compound ever! Why? Because, you remelt it in the microwave and use it over and over. You can even mold chocolates and food, as it's food safe, so you need one for the kitchen and one for the craft space! It feels like jiggly silicon. So COOL!!!

6. Amazing Tape:
They is the greatest tape, as it sticks to itself, and it's reusable over and over again. If it gets fuzzy, you just wash it, and restick. Best yet, it's not sticky to the touch. I need this for wrapping paper, ribbon, twine, and burlap ribbon.

7. Various Spray Paints I'm Lumping Together: Krylon Looking Glass, Krylon Frosted Glass, Design Master TintIt, Design Master Metallic Sprays
This stuff totally sprays out a real mirror! ;0) A little shabbying up and you could make an antique mirror. Krylon is also carrying some awesome Glitter Blast Sprays as well as Make It Stone looking Sprays. See the website for awesome techniques!
The jar with the beads has the Mirror Spray on the base of it, and the larger jar has the Frosted Glass.
(This was a Hot 20 Winner!) I can't find a link yet, but the TintIt Spray was so unique in that it is transparent, and can be sprayed on most anything from glass to fabric. It doesn't dry hard on fabric. You can still see the wood grain here...love that...just like a stain.  See the website for fabulous techniques!
This was covered in foil and then sprayed with Modern Metals. I am so doing this technique!
The Modern and Premium Metal Sprays totally transformed projects. This pineapple looking sconce is really plastic spoons...double take huh?!?

8. Lumi Inkodye Transfer Paint:
(This was a Hot 20 Winner!) This is the do it yourself screen printing, but get this...it's done in the sunlight in just 10 minutes! CRAZY!!!! And, it's all green and safe!
It comes in several colors. You paint a color on, add your print negative on top (That you print yourself.), put it in the sun for 10 minutes, remove the negative, and presto...there is your image. You have to then wash it with the special soap for it to remain permanent. It's too COOL!!!
 


9. Arc Crafts BARC Wood Roll Sheets & Tape:


10. Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks & Mini Ink Blending Tools:
(This was a Hot 20 Winner!) Genius! Now one of our favorite inks come in a handy tiny size great for travel and class kits! This are so stinking adorable!!!!

I really could add so much more! The whole show was filled with fabulous finds for every type of crafter. I hope you've seen something you might use. 
Now for the "give-away prizes". Just leave a comment on this post, and I'll randomly pick two people using the Random Number Generator, and send you one of these two prizes containing a lot of Sizzix goodies, Zip Dry Glue, a Sizzix tote bag, and stencils from either Stencil Girl Products or Plaid. Check back on Monday, January 27th to see if you've won! Good Luck!



And, before I leave with these Top 10 Picks from CHA 2014 (AND the give-away prizes!!!), I want to show you how I spent my last days and nights in Anaheim...at Disney!!!
On Tuesday night, after the show ended, Gerriann, Darcie, Amy, Johnna, and I dragged ourselves to a nightly Disney special. We were sooooo tired, but it was a lot of fun.
It's A Small World!!!
 
 
Then, on Wednesday morning, I joined Heather, Mario, and Tim (Later Joy and Chelle.) We stayed until closing, and had an UBER AMAZING day and night! It was crazy great to experience both parks with the ultimate Disney Park tour guides Mario & Tim! WOW!!!
I Hope you enjoyed my Top 10 Picks of the 2014 CHA Mega Show, and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the prizes!



I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

66 comments:

  1. hands down my favourite is the Tim Holtz mini ink pads and mini blending tool ... Love your disney pics!!! thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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  2. Wow, great picks and pics! I have many wants from this show - must save my $$$ for when things become available. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love seeing all your photos. That distress marker mister is fantastic! And I can't wait for the mini blending tool. Love it all.

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  4. What a great pick of winners Anita! Thanks for showing us some of the products that haven't been showcased on blogs and look really exciting. And what better way to finish than with a trip to Disney. Looks like you had the best time ever. Jenny x

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  5. wonderful post Anita!!!! Pick me for your giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAnks for your kind words on my blog!!!! barbarayaya

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  6. Ww some fab top ten picks ...love the look of the mould compound! I have all the new distress goodies firmly in my wish list! Thanks also for the chance to win x hugs x trace x

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  7. Those spray paints really got my attention, you are the first to show me those! I saw the photo printing stuff and LOVE that. Man I wish I lived in the USA, none of that will make its way here...Q sad face! I think Mario and Tim could be tour guides at Disney if they ever got sick of their current jobs! Lucky you to experience it with them. I will be seeing them in March, cant wait!

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  8. Wow Anita, thank you for sharing your excitement and enthusiasm of finding and seeing all these new products, what amazing things to try out. I have loved seeing CHA through your eyes and have many, many 'wants' on my list to buy. How lovely to finish with a trip to Disney, my favourite parks when I go to LA. Thanks for your generosity in sharing some goodies too.
    big hugs {brenda} x0x

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  9. Awesome new stuff! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these goodies!

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  10. Hi Anita love love love your recap! Just catching up on all your adventures.....looks like a truly wonderful time xx

    Kaz

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  11. Hi there. Thanks for sharing your top picks. They all look super cool and different. I'm liking the mirror spray very much and I already want the Distress Spritzer! Thanks too for the opportunity to win one of those amazing prizes too.
    Hope you have a good day.

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  12. WOW what fabulous new products

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  13. Can't think of better people to tour Disney with as they sure love it and must know it by the back of their hand! How fun! Glad you had a great show! Sounds amazing. I haven't heard about some of the top 20 picks. Very cool. I have the scissors, ink blending tool and Wendy's new inks on my list. Lots of stamps too. I can't wait to see what you create when you get settled! (we had a blizzard last night, so I am staying home from work and hope to stamp!)

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  14. I'd love to try all your top 10 CHA picks, but the one on the top of my list is the Tim Holtz distress marker spritzer. I saw the demo video on Tim's blog and it looks very versatile. I love your pictures of Disneyland too, which other than Walt Disney World, is one of my favorite parks. I especially love your picture with Tim's entourage. Your generous giveaway bags look splendid, so I hope I get one. LOL! Blessings, my friend.

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  15. Tops on my list of *wants* (that's longer than my arm!) is the baby blending tool. It is so gosh-darn cute, I want one to just sit on the shelf so I can look at it's cuteness every day! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  16. Interesting to see your top 10 Anita! The reusable mold compound looks great!
    Thanks for the give-away.
    Alison xx

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  17. Your picks are so interesting! Such a wide variety and they all look great! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Hello Miss Anita, wow these things are all fantastic, thanks so much for sharing for us how couldn't go, love all you photos, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

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  19. Oh my, so much NEW stuff to try out! Looks like you had fun Anita!

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  20. Thank you for taking us along on your CHA journey of true wonderment! The products you've just shared are totally amazing and many are like none I've ever read about or seen anywhere. Who doesn't love to win a giveaway?!?!?!?? Thank you! And thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

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  21. Thank you for sharing your time at CHA with us and showing all these new products. You have wetted my hearty craft appetite. I need to win the lottery!!

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  22. wow! all the new products for us to drool over till they show up in stores around the country. I know I want the mini blending tool and a couple of the steel rule dies, embossing folders ....too much to be able to afford! lol! thanks for the chance to win your drawing.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks for sharing some of the not so well known items! Looks like a lot of great products. Looks like you had a great time at CHA!

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  24. Wonderful picks! I will be looking for the tape, sprays, mister....And thanks for the chance to win on your giveaway.

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  25. I am amazed at the new products. Love the wood roll sheets and the DIY screenprinting. My mind is in 20 different directions with all the creative thoughts this post has inspired. I'll be looking for these new items :)

    Disneyland ... seriously ... the perfect way to end such an amazing week. Even tired, you look sooooo happy. And having Tim and Mario as a guide on Wed ... how can you not have a magical day?! I know there were some tough days last year, but it looks like the last few months have been overflowing with joy and fulfilled promises. I'm so glad my dear friend!! Here's to a very blessed 2014!! (Thanks for dropping by my blog :) ) -- Mary Elizabeth

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  26. Loved seeing your top 10 pics, wow there is so much out there. Makes your head thinking I gotta play more. You are an angel for sharing it all with us. xoxox

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  27. Creative people gone WILD!! Love it!!

    Kim

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  28. Hey Anita, so glad you had a fabulous time at CHA and loved the picture of your Designer's Showcase setup! How proud you must have been! Looks like you had a grand time at Disneyland, too! I hope to get there someday! Your top 10 includes such an array of very cool products but I think I'm most interested in the wood tape and wood sheets. I've seen lots of crafters die cutting wood veneer and I'd like to give that a try. Thanks so much for popping by to visit my blog, too! I hope to get back to it regularly!

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  29. Well you certainly had a great time at CHA and in between! What a line up of fabulous products and I don't know if I could even pick a favorite product!! The little gem holder is a must for those of us with older finders for sure!!! I think I missed your post of yesterday, so off to have a look!

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  30. Wow, Anita, thanks for the top ten. I'm really curious about a lot of the products you listed. Is that Amazing tape double sided? I will have to grab up some of that. Thanks for the chance to win!! Looks like you had a great time at Disney too, my husband's favorite ride has always been It's a Small World. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to pin this post so I can refer back to it.

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  31. Amazing picks - so many exciting tools and sprays and stuff!! Have to admit I'm one of those people Tim talks about with the marker spritzer who got one from somewhere or other, years ago - have managed to track it down too - ready to play. The mirror spray looks so cool, as does the mold stuff - and it looks as though you had an amazing time at Disney too - what a trip!!

    Thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway prizes too, of course...
    Alison xx

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  32. Looks like you had THE most amazing time Anita! Love you recap, the wood tape looks intriguing! Thanks for offering a give away too! Sue C x

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  33. Loved seeing what caught your imagination at the show. Almost as good as being there myself. (You are such a good writer, by the way....just sayin'). I was blown away by the sconces made from plastic spoons...that really caught my attention. And, I love the wood tape. What a great idea...and so many applications. So glad you had the ultimate tour of Disney! You sound so happy. That makes me smile!

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  34. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful finds. Can't wait to go shopping in a few months.

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  35. Great re-cap! I'm still sad I didn't get to go. I can't wait to get my hands on the crackle embossing paste!

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  36. Goodness, it must have been difficult to choose just 10...... I so want that Wendy Crackle! Lots of things on your list are new to me (didn't see them elsewhere in videos) but I have that spritzer on order - yay! The transfer paint looks amazing, not sure it would work over here in the UK, we don't get sun very often - lol! Thank you for sharing your top 10 and thanks too for the chance to win. Disney is on my bucket list...... Hugs, Anne x

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  37. WOWEE! I mean CHA, exciting but Disney with Tim and the crew?! Um that really would be a Dream come true in my books! :D TFS Anita!!

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  38. WOW! I'm impressed! CHA and Disney...actually I am jealous! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies!

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  39. Wow, Anita! Love your top 10 picks! All of them look so cool! I would love to try all of them. Most of all I like the marker spritzer. Can't wait to get me one of those! Seems like you had a wonderful time in Disney! Hugs, Sandra

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  40. Great things. The pineapple vase made from spoons was very creative

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  41. Wonderful things I really like it. I love your top 10 pick news. Thank you for sharing them. Wow it is so great the last days spent in Disnayland is the best amusement park. I was also once in it but in Paris there was wonderful :)
    Greetings Asia:)

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  42. Great list Anita! Some of those I didn't know about. I'm in love with the crackle paste too. So cool and ah the possibilities. Great shot of you and the gals at Disney.

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  43. So many wonderful photos from your days at CHA, thanks for sharing.

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  44. So much incredible new things to play with! I MUST have Wendy's crackle embossing paste & new inks ASAP! As well as Tim's honeycomb die &, &, &!!! :)
    I'm glad you took some time to have fun after all the hard work of CHA.

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  45. Thanks for sharing yur top 10 Anita, I love the look of the reusable mold compound (whatever did we do before microwaves?) Looks like you had great fun at Disney with Tim & Mario. Hugs Mo x

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  46. Looks like so much fun. Lots of great new products. Can't wait to try the spritzer thingy by Tim. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Thanks for sharing your photos and top picks, some of which coincide with mine.

    CHA is a blast. I hope that your booth brings you lots of creative opportunities!

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  48. Thanks for sharing your top picks Anita! Love to hear other's opinions on the products. That Amazing Tape and Composimold look really interesting. It's great that you were able to go to Disney too! Cool!

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  49. I always love your top ten post after CHA. So informative! Can't wait to get some of these products! Great giveaway!

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  50. Thanks for sharing your favs with us.

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  51. Oh no Anita... Too many temptations !!!!!! Happy I did'nt join the CHA.... Would have been so expensive. Just from what you shared and all the other stuff you did'nt share.... Sigh !! Dont know how to choose a fave amongst these...
    Thank you for the winning options.. Great !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  52. Thanks for sharing your top 10 picks, Anita. Looks like a lot of great products. I wish that I didn't live on the other side of the planet, I'd hop right over. I would like to try all of them, but I know none of that will make its way here where I live. My favorite products are the transfer paint and the mould compound!
    Love your Disney pics and thanks a lot for the chance to win on your giveaway.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Gaby

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  53. Thanks for the great recaps, Anita! Almost as good as being there. :) But without all the walking. And thank you also for the chance to win cool stuff!

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  54. If I didn't want it before I want it now! Your excitement is contagious.

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  55. Thanks for sharing your favorites. I always look forward to the sneak peak!

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  56. You look so stinking adorable cheezing it up for the camera! :) OMG I can't possibly choose a favorite here. I don't know how you didn't drive yourself nuts trying to narrow it down to 10. So many random facts of coolness are buzzing around in my brain right now just from what you showed. I can't even imagine what you know after having been there. OH that plastic spoon. Heck yes I took a double and triple take...that's freakin' amaze balls! Tree bark tape? Seriously? Do you know how many years I've attempted to make a faux birch background on paper and now I can just use tape... What's next? Will Washi come up with a sweater line? Can you imagine all of us wearing tape clothes?? HAHAHA....I know, I laugh, but it will be a thing.
    Thanks so much for sharing the great pics and groovy details and welcome back and thanks for the sweet comment on my blog and happy weekend chica.
    K..all done :)

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  57. What a time you had at CHA! Thank you for sharing. All 10 of your top 10 picks are on my wish list. Thanks.

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  58. great post! thanks for sharing some new products! can't wait to shop for these when they come out.

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  59. WOW! Nice to see a different perspective on favorites from CHA! I reeeeeaaaallly reeeeaaallly NEED that Crystal Ninja tool too; I have a million other uses for a picky uppy little itty bitty pieces stick. Probably gonna wear that thing out. And didn't see reviews of any of those sprays and also saw Italian frescos in Wendy's crackle. That's going to be fun, fun, fun.
    Thanks a bunch for facilitating my craft product "problem."

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  60. Oh my! Thanks for the look at some wonderful new products!!

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  61. Nice to see the sharing!! Love it!!!!

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  62. No idea how I managed to miss this post til now.... Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your top 10 picks, some of the products I have not seen anywhere else yet, so that's great. I think my top two must be your first two, the Wendi crackle paste and the Marker Spritzer, - can't wait for them to hit the shelves in the UK.

    It looks as if you had a tiring but totally fabulous time!

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  63. Thanks for posting the photos from CHA. While I am curious about the crackle paste, I would have to say the re-usable molding compound is exciting, and I love the spray paints. That being said, the first thing I would buy is the new round ink blending tool from TH.

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  64. Thanks for sharing all these products Anita - so interesting and desirable! It must be sooo much fun to go to CHA. Nicola x

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  65. Would it be just awful to say," I need all those new products" LOL

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  66. I loved all your posts. Thank you for being our eyes and ears.

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