Archive | November, 2010

{Tuesday Giveaway} — Bejeweled Beads Jewelry!!

30 Nov
{Happy Tuesday}
We had a huge storm here and are still digging our way out.
So I thought it would be nice to have a fabulous giveaway to brighten up the day!
I would love to introduce you to Chelsea from Bejeweled beads — one of my favorite sponsors!   
Bejeweled Beads is an awesome place to buy fabulous jewelry!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLTAWhK0K4I/AAAAAAAADis/eFMeLgO-wmU/s1600/76+074.jpg

I love these jeweled watches from Bejeweled Beads.
There are so many to choose from! 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLS58lXr91I/AAAAAAAADhw/C0R0t8VRPCI/s1600/Snow+Princess+(1).jpg
 {This Band would be a perfect gift this Holiday Season}
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TFh8xuuUKpI/AAAAAAAADDU/Kn-YdqBqenw/s1600/70+032.jpg
 {or this Band would go with everything!}
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/S8POU7cOtHI/AAAAAAAACok/UMJe-ATujWU/s1600/41+049.jpg
{I love the pink and brown combination on this band}
Another thing I love is that you can pick out the watch band and the watch face separately. 
There are so many combinations to choose from!! 
 And, you can order DIY kits, which come with everything you need to make the watches. They make a fun activity to do with your family or as a girls night out!!! 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TJEh_geBDgI/AAAAAAAADZA/ny_EDJ7pzWE/s1600/73+149.jpg
 Chelsea also makes Cluster Charms that match her watch bands. So you can coordinate your necklace to your watch!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TK4tIlH70sI/AAAAAAAADew/fgS6EQuj1XY/s1600/41+071.jpg
Or you can order a bracelet in any of the watch band styles. I love how chunky this one is!
 And if there’s someone on your list that loves jewelry, a ring is a great gift or stocking stuffer! I love that each of the rings is named after a famous celebrity. Like this one is the Isla Fisher ring! 
And everything at Bejewled Beads is so affordable!! 
A gift certificate is also a great idea.
 Plus, there is FREE shipping on all orders through Christmas – awesome!!!
Chelsea is giving away
TWO $25 credits 
 to her store!! 
Yay!!!

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • mandatory— Head over to Bejeweled Beads. What is The Name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  •  “Like” Bejeweled Beads on Facebook – where you can find out about new band styles and giveaways. one entry. 
  • Follow and/or leave a comment over at Bejeweled Beads. one entry each. 
and 
  • if you buy something from Bejeweled Beads during the giveaway come back and let me know — you will get 2 extra entries.  
{This giveaway runs until Monday, 12/6 @ midnight MST}

let’s support handmade!
Have a great day!!
{I’ve posted the winners of last week’s giveaways on my sidebar}

PS — I am sharing one of our favorite Holiday Traditions over on
Twelve Crafts Til Christmas — come over and join in the fun!

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{Tuesday Giveaway} — Bejeweled Beads Jewelry!!

30 Nov
{Happy Tuesday}
We had a huge storm here and are still digging our way out.
So I thought it would be nice to have a fabulous giveaway to brighten up the day!
I would love to introduce you to Chelsea from Bejeweled beads — one of my favorite sponsors!   
Bejeweled Beads is an awesome place to buy fabulous jewelry!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLTAWhK0K4I/AAAAAAAADis/eFMeLgO-wmU/s1600/76+074.jpg

I love these jeweled watches from Bejeweled Beads.
There are so many to choose from! 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TLS58lXr91I/AAAAAAAADhw/C0R0t8VRPCI/s1600/Snow+Princess+(1).jpg
 {This Band would be a perfect gift this Holiday Season}
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TFh8xuuUKpI/AAAAAAAADDU/Kn-YdqBqenw/s1600/70+032.jpg
 {or this Band would go with everything!}
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/S8POU7cOtHI/AAAAAAAACok/UMJe-ATujWU/s1600/41+049.jpg
{I love the pink and brown combination on this band}
Another thing I love is that you can pick out the watch band and the watch face separately. 
There are so many combinations to choose from!! 
 And, you can order DIY kits, which come with everything you need to make the watches. They make a fun activity to do with your family or as a girls night out!!! 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TJEh_geBDgI/AAAAAAAADZA/ny_EDJ7pzWE/s1600/73+149.jpg
 Chelsea also makes Cluster Charms that match her watch bands. So you can coordinate your necklace to your watch!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IkzcsZk4vGE/TK4tIlH70sI/AAAAAAAADew/fgS6EQuj1XY/s1600/41+071.jpg
Or you can order a bracelet in any of the watch band styles. I love how chunky this one is!
 And if there’s someone on your list that loves jewelry, a ring is a great gift or stocking stuffer! I love that each of the rings is named after a famous celebrity. Like this one is the Isla Fisher ring! 
And everything at Bejewled Beads is so affordable!! 
A gift certificate is also a great idea.
 Plus, there is FREE shipping on all orders through Christmas – awesome!!!
Chelsea is giving away
TWO $25 credits 
 to her store!! 
Yay!!!

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • mandatory— Head over to Bejeweled Beads. What is The Name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  •  “Like” Bejeweled Beads on Facebook – where you can find out about new band styles and giveaways. one entry. 
  • Follow and/or leave a comment over at Bejeweled Beads. one entry each. 
and 
  • if you buy something from Bejeweled Beads during the giveaway come back and let me know — you will get 2 extra entries.  
{This giveaway runs until Monday, 12/6 @ midnight MST}

let’s support handmade!
Have a great day!!
{I’ve posted the winners of last week’s giveaways on my sidebar}

PS — I am sharing one of our favorite Holiday Traditions over on
Twelve Crafts Til Christmas — come over and join in the fun!

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$1 Leather or Felt Flower Gift Idea with template

30 Nov
I am always on the lookout for cute, fast, inexpensive gift ideas. I have been wanting to make a leather flower for awhile. But this flower is also really cute made out of felt. 
And it makes a great gift for a neighbor, sister, mom, your hairdresser, or anyone that you might need to give a gift to this Holiday Season! 

There are also many ways you can use this little accessory:
You could even make some paper ones and use them on gifts!!
I made one out of leather and I love it clipped to a belt. So much fun! Did you know that you can buy bags of leather remnants at Hobby Lobby for as little as $2?? And use the pieces to make great leather accessories!!
This is a 15 minute gift idea that will cost you between $1-$2 for each flower and they make great gifts!
Here’s what you need:
  • Felt, Leather or Faux Leather Material (1 9×9 square per flower)
  • A clip (I got a package at the Dollar Store)
  • Glue Gun 
Here’s what you do:
1. Cut 6 flowers out of your material. I made a handy flower download to make things even easier.
2. Cut out two 3 inch x 3 inch squares
3. Cut out 2 leaves of an alternating fabric.
4. Take one of the flowers. Put a bead of glue in the center and fold it over.
5. Then put another bead of glue in the center and fold it over again — so it’s quartered.
6. Do this to all 6 flowers.
7. Lay one of the squares in the middle of your work space.
8. Hot glue the leaves to one end of the square.
9. Hot glue two of the flowers to one end of the square. Put the straight edge of the flowers against each other so that the curves sides face outwards.
10. Take two more folded flowers and hot glue them in the center of the flower, facing up, so you are gluing the straight edge of the flower to the square.
11. Take the remaining two flowers and glue them to the other side of the square. Use your fingers to squeeze the flowers together as the glue cools.
12. Open the clip and slip the square through the middle of the clip. Shut the clip and then glue one side to the flower.

You can add a bead to the center too if you want to add a little color or pizazz!

You can make a few of these for last-minute Holiday Gifts to have on hand. Just wrap each one in clear cellophane with a beautiful bow and you are all set!
XOXO

Giveaway Monday — Miss Plunkett Accessories!!

29 Nov

Newborn
I’d love to introduce you to Miss Plunkett Boutique
a super adorable accessory boutique with a unique spin on headbands!!

The Miss Plunkett gals are so clever!! 
They have designed headbands with posts in the middle and you can switch out the embellishments! 
 Such a great idea!
Here is how it works:
The headbands are great for anyone! 
My friend Beckie at Infarrantly Creative has some and she loves wearing hers! 
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The fabulous gals at Miss Plunkett have offered to giveaway 
TWO $20 Gift Certificates 
to Tatertots & Jello Readers! 
And the prices are so affordable at Miss Plunkett — you will be amazed at the goodies you can get!!
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Share this great handmade shop with your friends through — Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry for each. 
These headbands would make a great gift for any age this Christmas!! 

***And guess what!!! Miss Plunkett is offering Tatertots and Jello readers 20% off your order THIS WEEK ONLY — all you need to do is type in the code Holiday20 at checkout! ******

Let’s support handmade.
This giveaways ends — Monday, 12/6 at midnight MST.
Good Luck!
PS What are YOU doing today? I am working on a fun Advent idea and a couple other projects — I will share them soon!

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Giveaway Monday — Miss Plunkett Accessories!!

29 Nov

Newborn
I’d love to introduce you to Miss Plunkett Boutique
a super adorable accessory boutique with a unique spin on headbands!!

The Miss Plunkett gals are so clever!! 
They have designed headbands with posts in the middle and you can switch out the embellishments! 
 Such a great idea!
Here is how it works:
The headbands are great for anyone! 
My friend Beckie at Infarrantly Creative has some and she loves wearing hers! 
IMG_1083
The fabulous gals at Miss Plunkett have offered to giveaway 
TWO $20 Gift Certificates 
to Tatertots & Jello Readers! 
And the prices are so affordable at Miss Plunkett — you will be amazed at the goodies you can get!!
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Share this great handmade shop with your friends through — Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry for each. 
These headbands would make a great gift for any age this Christmas!! 

***And guess what!!! Miss Plunkett is offering Tatertots and Jello readers 20% off your order THIS WEEK ONLY — all you need to do is type in the code Holiday20 at checkout! ******

Let’s support handmade.
This giveaways ends — Monday, 12/6 at midnight MST.
Good Luck!
PS What are YOU doing today? I am working on a fun Advent idea and a couple other projects — I will share them soon!

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Silhouette Cyber Monday Deal with Code & Silhouette winner!!

29 Nov
Happy Cyber Monday!!!  

Here’s a wonderful Silhouette Cyber Monday Deal!!!
Visit Silhouette and use the coupon code –Tater when you check out to purchase a Silhouette SD bundle pack for ONLY $199! (must use coupon code –Tater)
TODAY only — until Midnight tonight. 

You will get:

  • Silhouette machine ($100 off)
  • a roll of vinyl (free — a $7.99 value)
  • a roll of transfer tape (free — a $7.99 value)
  • the Home Décor CD (free — a $55 value)
All for ONLY $199 (a $385.96 value)! 
That’s more than $185 FREE — for only $199! 
Just add the Silhouette machine to your cart and it will automatically update with the free items. This is what your cart will look like: 

And if you want project ideas to do with your Silhouette machine, you can check out their blog. Plus, they have free images that you can grab to put in your Silhouette library!!

Get a Silhouette for ONLY $199! Use code: Tater for this great discount!
Only available until midnight TONIGHT!!!
 And, get all Silhouette products 40% off today (use promo code FRIDAY) too — this includes vinyl, Heat transfer material, everything!!!! And the images in the Silhouette library are 50% off!
And, the winner of the Tatertots and Jello Silhouette giveaway is: 
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#1913 — Aimie @ The Furse Family
Congratulations Aimie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xoxo

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{Love Stitched} Giveaway – one of my favorite etsy shops!

28 Nov

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 Giveaway closed — winner is #84 Denissa

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - tiffany blue  - designer favorite ((Rosette bib statment necklace))

I’d love to introduce you to{Love Stitched}– one of my favorite etsy shops!!

 Brittany has beautiful couture necklaces, headbands and accessories in her {Love Stitched} shop: 
MADELYN - Cream Anthropologie inspired Classic Rosette headband / hair piece
On SALE now - ELISE -  creamy soft romantic Rosette necklace - perfect for your wedding or a pair of jeans
 {Or this beautiful rosette necklace would be gorgeous for any occasion}
STELLA -  petite Rosette statement Ring - mustard yellow
 {Wouldn’t one of these rosette rings make a fantastic hostess gift or stocking stuffer?}
Brittany also has a fantastic blog where she shares tutorial like this: 
And, she’s giving away a Silhouette too! Click HERE to go to the giveaway. It ends in a few hours! 
{Isn’t she adorable??}
Brittany is giving away 
a $20 Credit to her shop!! 

So cool!!
You can earn up to six entries to this giveaway by:

  1. Mandatory — Head over to Love Stitched and see the beautiful accessories. Come back and let me know which is your favorite.
  2. Become a fan of Love Stitched on Facebook.
  3. Follow Brittany’s Love Stitched blog.
  4. Blog about this giveaway.
  5. Mention this giveaway on Facebook.
  6. Spread the word on Twitter.
Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do.
And, if you order something from Love Stitched during this giveaway, you will get  
25% off !!
{excludes shipping and sale items}
{enter TATERTOSANDJELLO in the coupon box at checkout to save 25% off your order!}
Awesome deal!
**Shop in your PJ’s and get a great deal on Christmas gifts!!!**

xoxo

PS – Don’t forget the awesome giveaways that are ending in a few hours: 
Silhouette — ends Sunday at midnight.
Mint Cleaner — ends Sunday at midnight.
Tutu and Tee or Santa Tee — ends Monday night at midnight. 
Chalkboard Bubbles — end Monday night at midnight.
Custom Art Print — ends Monday night at midnight.
Thankful Tokens — ends Monday night at midnight.

Bonus {Weekend} Giveaway!

28 Nov
I hope you are having a great Weekend!
 I got my Christmas half way up and now am too tired to finish – lol. (Here’s a little sneak peek of my half way done tree).
So many fun giveaways this week — I love to spotlight and promote handmade shops. I hope you will keep them in mind as you shop this holiday season.
I have a sweet giveaway for you from a wonderful etsy shop — Love 2 Embellish. 
A fantastic place to buy handmade Banners, Altered Notebooks, Clipboards and Tags! 

Some of my favorite items at Love 2 Embellish are: 
Mary from Love 2 Embellish is giving away $20 credit to her store!

So many cute tags and gift ideas for the Holiday Season!! 

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Hop over to Love 2 Embellish — what is The Name of your favorite item? one entry.

  • While you are over there, Heart their etsy shop. one entry. 
  • Share this great handmade shop with your friends — through Twitter, Facebook or on your Blog. one entry each. 

Good Luck! 
This giveaway ends on Wednesday 12/1.
And, have you seen the other fun giveaways this week? 
Silhouette — ends Sunday at midnight.
Mint Cleaner — ends Sunday at midnight. 
Tutu and Tee or Santa Tee — ends Monday night at midnight. 
Chalkboard Bubbles — end Monday night at midnight. 
Custom Art Print — ends Monday night at midnight. 
Thankful Tokens — ends Monday night at midnight.
xoxo

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Holiday Meme Party — Come join in to win a Mint Cleaner Robotic Floor Cleaner!

27 Nov
Happy Friday!! 

With Thanksgiving Week and everyone being so busy, there will be no Weekend Wrap Up Party this weekend. Instead, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and I thought it might be fun to host a Holiday Meme Party!

Never been part of a blog hop? Neither have we! But we thought it would be a fun way to host a giveaway. Instead of doing a massive commenting giveaway (although we like those too 😉 we decided that we want to give one lucky blog hop participant one of our FAVORITE THINGS!

The Mint Cleaner just launched this year and it is a machine with a GPS system that cleans your hard floor surfaces.  You put a Swiffer type pad on it, press a button and watch it clean your floor.  We can’t tell you how much we love it!  It’s seriously my favorite gadget — I use it almost every day!!! I made a little video I made to explain why you’ll love it what it does — you can view it HERE if you want 🙂

The Mint Cleaner is available at the following places:

Amazon
HSN
Frontgate
Bed Bath & Beyond

WHO WANTS A MINT CLEANER!?!?

{winner will be announced on Cyber Monday} 


Here’s the rules.
1.  On your blog, write a post on one of the following topics.

* Are you more of a Black Friday or Cyber Monday girl?  Tell us about your best deal or your craziest shopping story.

* What is one holiday tradition that you treasure that you hope to pass down to your children?

* How do you keep your home clean and holiday ready during this chaotic season?  What is your biggest holiday cleaning challenge?

* What is on your must have Christmas list? (besides The Mint Cleaner of course!)  

2.  Grab this code and type it in the bottom of that post.

(copy/paste into your own
website or blog):

<div align=”center”>I am participating in <a href=”http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Infarrantly Creative</a> and <a href=”http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Tatertots and Jello’s</a> Blog Hop for a chance to win a Mint Cleaner. It is the revolutionary machine that cleans your hard floor surfaces for you.</div><div style=”text-align: center;”>Click <a href=”http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/”>here</a&gt; to join the blog hop and a chance to win!<img alt=”Mint_cloth2″ border=”0″ height=”211″ src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5GI6Pyw8srE/TO3jkJdwOQI/AAAAAAAAJjE/W8xnLB6O864/Mint_cloth2_thumb2.jpg?imgmax=800&#8243; style=”border-width: 0px; display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;” title=”Mint_cloth2″ width=”250″ /></div><div align=”center”>The Mint Cleaner is available at the following places: </div><div align=”center”><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Robotics-Automatic-Cleaner-4200/dp/B00408PCEW?ie=UTF8&tag=infarrantlycr-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969″><img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=infarrantlycr-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B00408PCEW&#8221; width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important; padding: 0px !important” /> Amazon</a><br /> <a href=”https://www.themintcleaner.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>The Mint Cleaner</a></div><div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.hsn.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>HSN</a></div><div align=”center”><a href=”http://bedbathandbeyond.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Bed, Bath & Beyond</a></div><script src=”http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=58657&#8243; type=”text/javascript”></script>

3. Grab the url to your post and link it up to the party!! Now you are participating and eligible to win the Mint Cleaner. We ask that you link up and host the blog hop in order to be eligible.

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XOXO


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Guest Project — Great Gift Idea — Make an Adorable Fabric Purse!

26 Nov
 
Hello Tatertots and Jello Readers!  
I’m Brandy from Cappuccino and Cobwebs.   
I am so thrilled that I get to share a project with you.  I’ve periodically dabbled in sewing but I just don’t do great in following those directions on Patterns – it’s almost like a foreign language to me!  This project is perfect to add an accessory to your seasonal wardrobe or to give as a gift! Any two fabrics coordinating fabrics will work, this isn’t exclusive for Christmas.

The cuts of fabric needed are:
  • 2 pieces of 2″ x 18″ outer fabric (peppermint) – Purse Straps
  • 2 pieces of 6″ x 16″ outer fabric for the – Purse Outer Base
  • 4 pieces of 2″ x 11″ inner fabric (Ho!Ho!Ho!) – Purse Trim
  • 2 pieces of 5″ x 10″ inner fabric with angled bottom edge – Purse Inner Base
  • 1 piece of 4″x 8″ inner fabric – Purse Inner Pocket

Let’s start sewing!
First step, take the 4″x8″inch piece stitch a 1/4 in seam around the edge, this will be used to make the Inner Pocket.
Next take one piece of the 5″x10″, center the finished Inner Pocket piece, pin it, and sew it; leaving the top open for the pocket entrance (the bottom of the 5″x10″ is the angled corners).  Then stitch a vertical line on the middle of the pocket piece; this will make two 3 3/4″ pockets.
Place the two 5″x10″ pieces right facing now, and sew a 1/4 inch seam around the edge; leaving the flat 10″ piece open for the top of the purse.
Now, for the Outside Base.  On each 6″x16″ make pleats running the 6″inch length of the material.  I like to start in the middle and work my way out on each side. Putting pleats in so that I get this 16″ length down to 10″inches to match the Inner Base.  Just fold and pin as you go (there’s room to move these around how you want here)  I ended up with 5 pleats on each.
Next, stitch the pleats in place on the Outer Base.  (We’re doing this to tack down the pleats.)
Then place the pleated pieces right side together, place the Inner Base on top those two.  Evenly line up the top and side edges, pin in place.  Then, stitch around the perimeter of the purse, except for the purse top/opening. 
Trim the excess material and then turn the purse right side out. 
The Trim pieces are the next step.   Take two of the 2″x11″, place right side together and sew a 1/4″ seam.  Then put a 1/4″ seam on the opposite open ends, (top and bottom).  Complete the other two 2″x11″ in the same way.  Then, I stitch the the 2 finished pieces together, so that I have trim that will fit the Inner and Outer Purse Base.
Place the Trim piece on the perimeter of the purse opening.  Fold it to place evenly over the Inner and Outer Base pieces.  Then stitch directly over the bottom seam line around the whole perimeter of the purse.
Homestretch, lets do the straps!  Place the two 2″x18″ right side together, and stitch a 1/4″ seam on both sides of the 18″ length.  Then turn the stitched piece to be right side out.
Once the straps are right side out, stitch a 1/4″ seam on the 18″ sides and on each end.  Then, place the strap onto the outside of the purse.  Pin in place, and stitch a [] square, and then an X in the middle to attach the strap.
Last step, stitch a zipper onto the top side of the purse, or use a button on snap, whatever your hearts desire! 
Thanks for letting me share this tutorial with you.  Merry Christmas!

What a cute bag!! 

Thanks for sharing the tutorial Brandy.
A bag like this would make a great Christmas or birthday gift!! 

Be sure to check out Capuccino and Cobwebs — 
Brandy shares all sorts of fun ideas and recipes! 
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Thanks Brandy!!! 

xoxo


PS — Because of all of the Thanksgiving Festivities, there will be no Weekend Wrap Up this week. INSTEAD — there’s going to be a Holiday Meme Blog Hop Party tonight!!! With a fantastic giveaway!! Come back at 5 pm {MST} to find out all of the details!!!

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