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Username Post: Scissor Sisters Critique Group - ** FULL AND ACTIVE!!**        (Topic#1401477)
shaunnaRooskie
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Hello everyone! Welcome to the *Scissor Sisters Critique Group!*

Our group is now almost five months old, and we have become a very close-knit little clan of scrappy buddies! Our critiquers are very good at what they do - and we always love to help each other out and make sure everyone gets good praise, while suggesting great ideas at the same time! We have a lot of fun things going on here: a blog that we update daily (CLICK HERE), 2 fun monthly challenges (with prizes!!) and a new mini-challenge each week, hosted by one of our members, to keep the creativity flowing in between times! In addition to that, there's always some wonderful chatter going on here on the thread, and hopefully soon in our new, fully-fledged chat room (located in our blog!) We have plenty of excellent ideas in the works for this group as well, so be prepared for a lot of fun (and scrapping, of course) if you're interested in joining our Sisterhood!!

We are only going to provide a few guidelines for this group. The first, and most important is being able to give and take good, constructive criticism. If something doesn't look right to you - say something! - just try to leave a positive, constructive critique. Don't be upset with someone for giving you a critique - we all see the world through different eyes, so they're only giving you their opinion. It will ultimately be your decision whether to change your LO or not, but if you do, make sure you post the update so we can all admire it!

You must be able to submit at least 2 items / month for critique; you can always submit more, but the minimum for active membership is 2. These can be any item - digital, paper, hybrid - 1pg, 2pg, altered item, minibook, etc.

You must also remain active on this thread and in posting critique to hold member status. If you have not posted to the board for 30 days, your spot will be given to someone else. If at any time you would like to leave the group, just let us know! No hard feelings, we understand that life gets crazy sometimes!

We had originally been trying to limit our membership to those who were not already in an existing critique group, but we don't want to shut anyone out, either. We are now holding our doors open to anyone who would like to join our Sisterhood! The only requirement for participation in multi-CGs with us is to make sure you are submitting your 2 LOs and keeping active with us on the board!

We have upgraded our membership total to 20 members from the original 15. If you would like to join, please PM me or Amber (MrsVo) prior to posting your questionnaire (below) so we can make sure there is still a spot available. Spots will be first come, first served, as they become available (the list is refreshed the last day of the month).

The list so far:

* theBlondeBoss - - - - - - - Shaunna (co-hostess)
* MrsVo - - - - - - - - - - - - - Amber (co-hostess)
* Lynette150 - - - - - - - - - - Lynette
* craftyamanda - - - - - - - - - Amanda
* aimleigh - - - - - - - - - - - Aimee
* taterdog1 - - - - - - - - - - - Christel (Tater)
* AndyShell4 - - - - - - - - - - Michelle / Shell
* LyndaMarie - - - - - - - - - - Lyn
* brigid16 - - - - - - - - - - - Brigid
* jilliand - - - - - - - - - - - - Jill
* trishalouise - - - - - - - - - - Trisha
* Mom2CamiandReese - - - - - - - - Theresa
* Basketball Queen - - - - - - - - Tanya
* TxAllieGrl - - - - - - - - - - - - Allie


We would also like for everyone to complete a short questionnaire - "about me" so we can get to know a little more about each other. I will try to keep a short profile of each member here in the main thread so we won't have to dig around to find it when we need to. On to the questionnaire:

1. Your name / what you prefer to be called
2. Where you're from
3. Birthday
4. # of years scrapbooking
5. DH? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? How long?
6. Kids? Names & Ages
7. Pets? What kind? Names & Ages
8. Favorite scrapbooking technique
9. What are your scrapbooking goals?
10. What would you like to work on most?
11. Are you a member of any Design Teams?
12. Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

Well, that about wraps it up for the basic info! If you would like to join us, please PM me (theBlondeBoss) or Amber (MrsVo) so we can add your name to the list! We can't wait to make some new friends and get some new ideas!

PLEASE NOTE: If you have been removed it was due to inactivity in the group. The membership information states you must remain active on the boards and with submissions to hold member status. We're sorry but we need to make room available. Please try again join us again in the future - just let us know if you won't be able to keep up with us at any time! Thanks again!

*Scissor Sisters Critique Group - Because we're scrappy and gorgeous!*

Member Profiles:

* theBlondeBoss (Shaunna, co-hostess)
Location: Doylestown, Ohio
Birthday: February 17th
Been Scrapping: 1 year
Martial Status: engaged to Travis (2 years)
Kids: son - Brodyn (age 6)
Step-kids: SS - Thomas (age 16) & SD - Courtney (age 8)
Pets: Alex (mini aussie); Neko (cat)
Fave Technique: handcut titles; inking; lots of embellies
Goals: get onto a design team; have her own line of SB stuff
Needs to work on: stitching & not scraplifting
Fun Fact: "My clothes take up 2 closets!!"


* MrsVo (Amber, co-hostess)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Birthday: August 6th
Been Scrapping: 7 months
Marital Status: married to John (6 months)
Pets: Eudora & Eugenie (pugs!); Mack & Einstein (golden retreivers)
Fave Technique: simplicity
Goals: she would love to be good enough for a design team
Needs to work on: getting faster & being more confident in her LOs
Design Teams: LSS Design Team
Fun Fact: "I love Asian things SO MUCH I even married an Asian man!"


* Lynette150 (Lynette)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Birthday: October 15th
Been Scrapping: 7 years
Marital Status: married to Joseph
Kids: daughters - Hailey (age 13) & Sarah (age 10)
Pets: Madeline - 10 (rescued shetland sheepdog); Stevie - 6 (rescued pug); Dodger - 9 & Precious - 4 (cats)
Fave Technique: inking - she can't complete a page or card without it!
Goals: to get back into regular SBing
Needs to work on: scrapping more than she shops!
Fun Fact: She's learning to knit & crochet!


* craftyamanda (Amanda)
Location: Smyrna, Tennessee
Birthday: April 7th
Been Scrapping: 7 years
Marital Status: married to BJ (5 1/2 years)
Kids: son - Austin (age 7)
Pets: ZIG gy (weimaraner)
Fave Technique: distressing
Goals: to catch up & eventually be on a design team
Needs to work on: taking time to be more creative & setting specific scrapping goals and timelines
Fun Fact: "I always wanted to be a doctor or a movie music composer!"


* aimleigh (Aimee)
Location: Oklahoma
Birthday: September 22nd
Been Scrapping: 8 years
Marital Status: married to Seth (9 years - high school sweethearts)
Kids: sons - Rhett (age 6) & Noah (age 4)
Pets: Scout (boxer - 8 years) & Brinkley (yellow lab mix - 3 years)
Fave Techniques: handwritten journaling & inking
Goals: get on a design team; get published again
Needs to Work On: taking more pictures so she'll have more options.
Design Teams: YourScrapbookStash Design Team
Fun Fact: "I have a twin brother. We are 1 minute apart!"


* taterdog1 (Christel, Chris or Tater)
Location: Lower Alabama
Birthday: March 21st
Been Scrapping: a little over 2 years
Marital Status: married to Don (7 years in Sept.)
Kids: daughter - Laura (age 22)
Grandbabies: 2 of 'em (ages 3 and 1 1/2)
Pets: Tater & Pitiful (dogs); Merlin, Schreech, Widget & Snoeball (cats)
Fave Technique: inking
Goals: to get just ONE page published & leave a living history for her granddaughters!
Needs to Work on: doesn't know... really still trying to find herself
Fun Fact: "I'm an Army veteran and wife to an Army retiree!"


* AndyShell4 (Michelle or Shell)
Location: burb of Chicago
Birthday: January 13th
Been Scrapping: almost 1 year
Marital Status: married almost 4 years; together 7 total
Kids: sons - Aedyn (age 2 1/2) & Liam (age 8 mos.)
Fave Technique: hasn't really found a fave yet
Goals: to get 4 books up-to-date QUICK
Needs to Work on: Disney, she thinks
Fun Fact: "I am just me, what you see is what you get, I like to have fun with everything."


* LynMarie (Lyn or Lynda)
Location: Southwest Florida
Birthday: June 7th
Been Scrapping: 1 year
Marital Status: married to David, 11 years
Kids: Bernadine or Brin/Berni (DD - 25); Kyria (DD - 19); Josiah (DS - 5)
Pets: Jake (cat); 3 turtles - Max, Skittles, Scooter
Fave Technique: don't think I have a fave
Goals: learn new techniques and use new materials
Needs to Work On: journaling
Fun Fact: I love to try new things. Except food.


* brigid16 (Brigid)
Location: Sheffield, Iowa
Birthday: August 17th
Been Scrapping: 4 years
Marital Status: Married to Tim, 8 1/2 years
Kids: Delaney (DD - 3); Brynn (DD - 1)
Pets: three big dogs that live outside on her acreage - Kirby, Grace and Sam
Fave Technique: distressing (sanding, inking, tearing)
Goals: to someday be published and maybe to own her own store.
Needs to Work On: balanced design, great use of embellishments, and journaling. Also, scraplift less.
Fun Fact: "I am a play therapist a couple days a week and I love my job!!!"


* jilliand (Jill)
Location: Montana
Birthday: December 26th
Been Scrapping: 5 years, but only seriously for one
Marital Status: BF, John, 8 months
Kids: Alexander (Alex) - DS, 13 months
Pets: Jewel - Black cat, 3 years old
Fave Technique: Layering fun PPs, using lots of embellies!!
Goals: To become a lot more successful in her SBing career, get published, maybe work for a company someday ( KI Memories is her fave!!)
Needs to Work On: Layouts
Design Teams: Jean's Art Dolls DT
Fun Fact: "I am OBSESSED with fashion and I buy TONS of clothes and accessories, but I am too much of a chicken to wear most of them! lol."


* trishalouise (Trisha)
Location: Dallas, TX
Birthday: March 17
Been Scrapping: 8 years
Marital Status: married 7 years
Pets: Katie (Greyhound); Parker (Italian Greyhound); Ginger (Chihuahua)
Fave Technique: Distressing
Goals: To improve and grow
Needs to Work On: Everything
Fun Fact: "I'm an Interior Designer and teach scrap classes part time."


* Mom2CamiandReese (Theresa)
Location: Pennsylvania
Birthday: February 15th
Been Scrapping: close to 8 years
Marital Status: married to Tom, 5 years
Kids: Reese (DD - age 3); Cameron (DD - 10 mos.)
Pets: Topanga Jo Boxer (age 4)
Fave Technique: distressing
Goals: To get organized
Needs to Work on: Finishing a LO in an hour
Fun Fact: "I like one lonely tree in the middle of a field! Has to be realllly branchy (if that is a word) ..LOL!"


* Basketball Queen (Tanya)
Location: Doylestown, OH
Birthday: July 15th
Been Scrapping: 1 month
Marital Status: engaged to James, 2 1/2 years
Pets: 2 cats - Kirby & Little Kitty; "Adopted Puppy" - Alex
Fave Technique: not sure yet
Goals: to finish her mom's Mother's Day Gift
Needs to Work on: doesn't know exactly
Fun Fact: "I love anything that has to do with Basketball. I collect anything Basketball. Crazy I know." <----- she also has a twin brother.


* TxAllieGrl (Allison / Allie)
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Birthday: June 27th
Been Scrapping: a few months
Marital Status: "someone special"
Pets: Jessie (3), Angel (10), Bello (2), Audrey (2) - Pugs; Tally the Cat (10)
Fave Technique: doodling
Goals: hasn't really set goals - just working on pics she likes
Needs to Work On: Book of friends
Fun Fact: "I was a circus clown during my college years!"





Edited by theblondeboss on 06-26-07 10:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
shaunnaRooskie
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In response to shaunnaRooskie

OK! I'll be first to post About Me:

1. Your name / what you prefer to be called
Shaunna

2. Where you're from
I live in Doylestown, OH.

3. # of years scrapbooking
Been scrapping for a little over a year

4. DH? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? How long?
Engaged to Travis - together for 2 years

5. Kids? Names & Ages
son - Brodyn - age 6
stepson - Thomas - age 16
stepdaughter - Courtney - age 8

6. Pets? What kind? Names & Ages
dog - Alex, Mini Australian Shepherd - age 1
cat - Neko (Kitty), Maine Coon - age 1

7. Favorite scrapbooking technique
inking & paper piecing

8. What are your scrapbooking goals?
to get onto a Design Team
to come up with my own line of SB stuff

9. What would you like to work on most?
STITCHING!! I don't even know how to use my sewing machine!!!!! (argh!)
I also need to be able to come up with my own LO designs - I scraplift too much (in my opinion)

10. Are you a member of any Design Teams?
Not yet... maybe someday

11. Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
My clothes take up 2 closets in my house!

Well, that's all about me for now... You can check out My Place for more info about me (if you wanna know!) Welcome to everyone!!!


 
kkurtz
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1. Kathy
2. Level Green Pennsylvania
3. 5 of years scrapbooking
4. Single
5. Kids? Names & Ages
6. Debbie, Denise, Jorge Grown Childern
DJ (22) Jessica (18) Josh (12)
Christian 20Months Grandchildren
Jamie 18Months Greatgrand Daughter
Pets:Pita Dog Sapphire Siamise Cat
7. Favorite scrapbooking technique
I do not have a favorite technique but I have been learning a lot of new things since joining this site.
8. What are your scrapbooking goals? To learn new techniques and growwith my scrapping. More journling
9. What would you like to work on most? Albums for my 2 brothers of our growning up years
10. Are you a member of any Design Teams? NO
11. Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
I like to get down on the floor and play with my grand babies. Coloring with crayons is also a favorite


Edited by kkurtz on 01-27-07 02:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
MrsVo
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  • MrsVo on 01-27-07 02:32 PM
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Hey Shaunna!
Thanks for getting the post up! Here is my info -

1. Your name / what you prefer to be called
Amber

2. Where you're from
Nashville, TN

3. # of years scrapbooking
7 months

4. DH? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? How long?
Husband John, married for 6 months

5. Kids? Names & Ages
No kids, just pets!

6. Pets? What kind? Names & Ages
2 pugs - Eugenie and Eudora and 2 Golden's Mack and Einstein

7. Favorite scrapbooking technique
Is simplicity a technique? I've been leaning towards the plain stuff more lately

8. What are your scrapbooking goals?
I would love to one day be good enough for a DT

9. What would you like to work on most?
I would like to get faster and be more confident in my LOs

10. Are you a member of any Design Teams?
see #8, LOL!!

11. Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
I'm love Asian things so much I'm even married to an Asian man!

Welcome all! I can't wait to get started!


Edited by MrsVo on 01-27-07 02:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
MrsVo
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  • MrsVo on 01-27-07 02:34 PM
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Welcome Kathy!! Glad to have you!


 
shaunnaRooskie
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Hey Kathy! Welcome! Thanks for joining! I love crayons, too - wonder if they're acid free enough to use on SB pages.... that's a good idea, with all the doodling that I've been seeing lately! Maybe we'll start a new trend, LOL! Anyway, welcome!

HEY AMBER! YAAY! We're on the board! Sorry to hear about Eudora, that sucks... I hope she feels better soon! Poor baby!

Well, talk to ya later ladies!


 
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I would love to join.

1. Lucy

2. Michigan

3. Years scrappin: 4 Years

4. Married for 7 years (Eric)

5. Children: Anna (3.8) (Alex 1.75)

6. Pets: German shepherd Sammi, Cat Tickle-tickle(my daughter named her)

7. Favorite technique: stamping, piercing, journaling

8. Goals: To stay up to date with my children's books & possibly earn some money scrappin for others

9. I would like to learn some different techniques in order to continue adding more variety to my books. It seems like I get into a rut and my layouts look very similar.

10. I am not a design team member

11. I like to play in the snow with my kids.


 
shaunnaRooskie
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Hello, Lucy and welcome! Thanks for joining us! You've probably had a lot of snow to play in lately, huh? I'm in OH, and we just got dumped on the other day - not to mention it was 6 DEGREES!! Yuck!


 
MrsVo
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  • MrsVo on 01-28-07 07:25 AM
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Hi Lucy! Welcome to the group!


 
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In response to MrsVo

I would love to join also. I'm PMing you now


 
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1. Your name / what you prefer to be called
danielle
2. Where you're from las vegas
3. # of years scrapbooking 5years
4. DH? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? How long? i have a husban almost 4 years now been married
5. Kids? Names & Ages no kids yet
6. Pets? What kind? Names & Ages springer spinal she is almost 1 years old
7. Favorite scrapbooking technique
8. What are your scrapbooking goals? my goal is to finsh a scrapbook on my puppy
9. What would you like to work on most?
10. Are you a member of any Design Teams? nope
11. Tell us one fun fact about yourself.


 
Heather B.
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I would love to join too please.

1. Your name / what you prefer to be called Heather

2. Where you're from Alberta, Canada

3. # of years scrapbooking about 3, but don't have the pages to prove it

4. DH? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? How long? DH - Joey, we'll have been married three years this April

5. Kids? Names & Ages 1 daughter Rebecca will be 2 in Feb.

6. Pets? What kind? Names & Ages 2 black labs, Dixie - 4, and Sherlock - 3, 1 cat Nermal -2

7. Favorite scrapbooking technique chalking

8. What are your scrapbooking goals? to scrapbook a whole lot more than I did last year

9. What would you like to work on most? to learn more techniques so I can add some variety to my pages

10. Are you a member of any Design Teams? no

11. Tell us one fun fact about yourself. I love to ride horses, and go every chance I get.


 
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1. Your name / what you prefer to be called
Lynette

2. Where you're from
Nashville, TN

3. # of years scrapbooking
7 years. Wow, you'd think I'd have more done.

4. DH? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? How long?
Married to Joseph

5. Kids? Names & Ages
2 daughters -
-Hailey is 13 and a complete teenager but still talks to me and tolerates my picture-taking. She's into wearing black and reading Japanese comic books.
-Sarah is 10. Sarah is a complete tomboy - so I still get to use all the "boy" scrapbook supplies LOL.

6. Pets? What kind? Names & Ages
2 dogs - both rescues:
Dog - Madeline - Shetland Sheepdog - age 10. We got her when she was 5 from Georgia Sheltie Rescue.
Dog - Stevie - Pug - age 6. We got him this past October when Amber rescued him from a horrible life in a shed.
2 cats -
Dodger - who is 9 and my big ol' lover boy cat.
Precious - who is NOT precious and is 4.

7. Favorite scrapbooking technique
inking - I can't complete a page or a card without inking something.

8. What are your scrapbooking goals?
To get back into regular scrapbooking. With moving this past year, everything went into storage and I have had a really hard time focusing back on creating after we've moved into our new house.

9. What would you like to work on most?
I would like to scrap more than I shop.

10. Are you a member of any Design Teams?
No.

11. Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
hmmmm.....I'll have to think on that one. I'm trying to learn to knit & crochet (that doesn't sound like a fun fact!)


 
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Welcome to Lynette, Danielle and Heather! Thanks for joining us!


 
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  • MrsVo on 01-28-07 12:53 PM
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I second the welcomes to Lynette, Danielle and Heather!!

Lynette - it's always a joy to have you around!

Danielle - I'm glad to see another "SANS" here with me!!

Heather - I'm interested in hearing more about chalking. I've heard of it but I've never done it! Would you mind posting a LO of yours where you used chalk so I can see?? Thanks a bunch!!


 
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I have three layouts with chalk on them. I'm not very original so far.

Rebecca's Portraits on this one I just colored in the butterfly

Stuck in the Mud On this one, I colored in the quote stack, just to give it a bit of muddy or dirty feel.

Fun in the Tub If I remember right, this was my first time chalking. I just edged the quotestack, trying to give it a water feel.

I'm very original yet. As I look at this post I realize I've done basically the same, all three times. I need to get better at trying new things.


 
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  • MrsVo on 01-28-07 07:01 PM
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Heather, those are beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I especially like the bathtub quote! I think I'm going to have to go buy some chalk!

I know we haven't really finished assembling the group, but I need some advice on this LO:

http://www.scrapbook.com/scrapbook_layouts/showphoto.ph...

http://www.scrapbook.com/scrapbook_layouts/showphoto.ph...

It's for my wedding album so I want to keep it clean and simple, but I feel like it needs something. Any ideas??



 
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Amber - the layout is gorgeous! These pictures are art and tell a story completely on their own. So, I think you could leave the layout exactly as it is if you wanted. I also love the hidden journaling - great job on that.

IF you wanted to add something, the only thing that stood out to me was that there was no hint about the story on the inside. Maybe if the title was on the page visible. I would think very small - maybe hand-written down in a corner? Just to give a hint of what was hidden.

That's just a thought. It is really hard to critique other's work, I think - it will be easier when we learn each other's styles more.


 
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Hey All! Amber sent me this link it sounds awesome! Thanks Amber!

Here is my info:
1. Your name / what you prefer to be called: Amanda
2. Where you're from: Knoxville, TN (but Smyrna, TN is my home)
3. # of years scrapbooking: 7
4. DH? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? How long?: married to dh BJ for 5 1/2 years
5. Kids? Names & Ages: Austin (7)
6. Pets? What kind? Names & Ages: Have 1 dog a Weimeriener named Ziggy
7. Favorite scrapbooking technique: Distressing
8. What are your scrapbooking goals?: to catch up (LOL) and to eventually be on a design team
9. What would you like to work on most?: taking time to be more creative and setting specific scrapping goals and timelines
10. Are you a member of any Design Teams?: No
11. Tell us one fun fact about yourself. I always wanted to be a doctor or a movie music composer (wow...isn't that a very wide spectrum)!

Thanks...Where did everyone get the supercute scissor thingy!?!?!?!?


 
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Hey Amanda - welcome! Glad you joined us! Amber's been busy recruiting friends - awesome!

I made the signature banner, you are welcome to add it to your signature! If you need help with getting it there let me know! I am going to add you to the main part of the thread now!!

PS - LOVE the LO Amber - I posted a comment on the main one, see what you think... So classy!! I really like it!


 
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