Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Flashback Faves!

Hey there everyone and Happy New Year!  Laura here today!

Wow, a whole new decade!  A perfect time to reflect on

the past few years, and in the case of Clear Scraps, a

few of my very favorite Acrylic 12x12 LO's created!

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A perfect way to remember my son's graduation.

The word family is one of the XL Script Words from

Clear Scraps which are always fun to work with!

Want more details about this LO?  You can find the

original post HERE.

Next up, some beach and mixed media fun.  Who

doesn't want a little sunshine in January?!

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So fun to create this one!  Used alcohol inks, lots of

layers, and the perfect chipboard embellishments

and acrylic embellishments from Clear Scraps!

More details on the blog HERE if you missed it!

The next Acrylic LO is a fave from October

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Not only are there some super cute chipboard

embellishment bats from Clear Scraps on this LO,

and I created a custom overlay using one of the super

cute Halloween themed stencils from Clear Scraps!

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new

this year!  You can find all the stencils in the store HERE.

And if you'd like the info on how it was created, you

will find the blog post HERE.

Sharing one more with you today,

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This Acrylic LO showcases the fact you can also keep

it super clean and simple, just a few mats and layers,

creates a fun LO to showcase a special picture or memory.

This one has another example of stencils, and yes, you can

use the amazing Clear Scraps shakers too!  This one is the

cute Mini Shaker Shovel, and there are so many more!

Don't be afraid to use them on your scrapbook pages!

Want to see more?  You can find all the shakers HERE.

And you can find the info on this LO on THIS POST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back tomorrow....going to share more faves!


Flashback post from Leah

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Can you believe it's 2020?!!
Leah here with you today to share a flashback post of mine from November 2016, while we gear up for the NEW releases coming up very soon!!

 

Today I am sharing with you how I jazzed up the gorgeous large Deco Portrait Clipboard!
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I have always struggled with WHAT to do with a clipboard. I am so over-analytical about the purpose of things. Then as I was staring at it, I realized it is just another canvas to hold a piece of art. It doesn't have to do anything except to display something beautiful. THAT is its function! And then the mojo hit, and I decided from now on, I will probably use these to create layouts on.

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I used stazon ink and a Christmas stamp of all things to create some interest on the acrylic clipboard. I then added a pattern background to the backside and adhered it in place and cut away the excess paper. From there, I started building my layers on the front of the clipboard.

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Once finished, I have my own home decor piece/frame/layout to hang in my home. Like an instant frame! What do you think? How would you use your clipboard from Clear Scraps? There are so many to choose from, check them out!
See you soon!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT


Clear Scraps Flashback Faves-Build It Your Way Binder

Happy New Year!  Wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2020!  To gear up for our Creativation reveal, some of our designers are doing a flashback post this week to share some of their favorite products and projects!  My post comes all the way from 2013 when I  began on the Clear Scraps design team! I  fell in love with the acrylic mini albums and absolutely LOVE the Build It Your Way Binders!  For this particular project, I  documented my sister's family photos! The BIYW Binders have both chipboard and acrylic coordinating pages!  

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You can see the entire post by clicking HERE!

Look for more flashback fun this week! And be sure to check back on our social media pages next week to see what is new for Clear Scraps! Have a great day!  

 

 

 


DIY Undated Dry-Erased Calendar

Hello everyone! Today is the last day of the year 2019. Another has gone by and we hope that you all are ready for what the new year will bring...

As I am getting ready for the new year, I made this undated dry-erased calendar with the 6" Calendar Stencil. This is an easy DIY project you can make to use all year long.

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I use 8x8 frame that I got from store for this dry-erased calendar. I cleaned the glass of the frame with alcohol wipe.

I sprayed the back of the Calendar stencil with stencil spray (temporary adhesive spray) and I added it on top of the frame.

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I sprayed the back of the Calendar stencil with stencil spray (temporary adhesive spray) and I added it on top of the frame.

I used Sharpie fine tip permanent maker to trace the stencil on the glass. After that, I let it dry and then removed the stencil.

I cut out a marble pattern scrapbook paper into 8x8 and put it inside the frame and I use dry-erased marker to fill in the dates, months, and notes.

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I hope DIY Undated Dry-Erase Calendar idea will give you an idea to get ready for fun planning in 2020! Check out Clear Scraps Store for more stencils to make your own home decor projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you all a Blessed and Fruitful New Year!


Celebration Shaker Box Card

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Today I am excited to share this cute Celebration shaker card which is perfect for a Happy New Year Card or any other Celebration! I am just getting started playing with Shakers and I love them! 

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Paint the shaker with silver paint. Note: my shaker required a few coats of paint to look silver.  I did only paint the top and bottom of the shaker box.

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Using your favorite adhesive begin assembling the shaker box. 

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Add glitter before you add the acrylic and top piece.  I chose a large glitter to help with the "bubbly" effect. 

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 Create your card base as desired.  I added 2 different patterned papers, creating a frame for my shaker box. Add your finished shake box to the card.  Add stamped greeting and glitter accents to finish your card. 


Let it Snow Shaker Magnet

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

Today I have a very cute shaker magnet to share with you!

I used the Square Shaker, Tall Tree chipboard embellishment and the 4x6 Snowflake stencil

for today's project.

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I love how this came out.

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I covered the top layer of the shaker with some shiny pattern paper.

I used the stencil by adding snow tex to the acrylic.

I cut the tall trees down so they would fit on the front of the shaker.  I painted them with acrylic paint

and inked the edges with distress ink.  I added the snow-tex to give it that winter feel.

Once I glued all the pieces together, before I glued the top piece down, I added some

Shaved ice from Stampendous.

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When you shake it it almost looks like snow falling.

I added a large magnet to the back.

This is the perfect addition to my magnet collection that I am making!

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful New Year!

Kim


Quick and Easy Pallet Ornaments

Quick and Easy Pallet Ornaments by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

We're down to the wire folks...Christmas is tomorrow and hopefully you aren't scrambling for last-minute gifts or cards.  Merry Christmas Eve!  It's Annie, and today I wanted to share a super simple gift project that you can make last minute for those neighbors, friends, or co-workers you may have accidentally overlooked.  Using some of the Mini Wood Pallets from Clear Scraps, I created a couple of easy ornaments that can also serve as a unique gift tag.

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I started by painting the Snowman Mini Pallet Shape with white pearl and black satin acrylic paint and the Stocking Mini Pallet Shape with red satin and white pearl acrylic paint.  My painting was very simple with no shading or highlights (I just made sure to keep my lines neat).  While the white pearl paint was still very wet, I sprinkled chunky iridescent glitter flakes all over the snowman body and the stocking cuff for a little quick embellishment.  Then I set my pieces aside to dry completely for a couple of hours.

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I personalized the ornaments by cutting out names from gold foil sticker paper using an electronic die-cutting machine and pressing them onto areas where there was no glitter.  If you don't have an electronic cutter, you could also stamp names in gold pigment ink using alphabet stamps.  To turn the mini pallet shapes into ornaments or tags, I tied off a short loop of gold twine and adhered it to the back of each with a dollop of hot glue.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy ornament idea and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Are you ready for the big day tomorrow?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white pearl, black satin, red satin acrylic paint; Shaved Ice glitter; gold foil sticker paper; gold twine; hot glue gun; electronic die-cutting machine


Chocolate/Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas everyone!

Welcome to today's project.

I have created something cute and super easy to do.

Do you like chocolate?  Do you like gift cards?

Well I have something just for you!!

Chocolate Gift Card Boxes!!!

Its the best of both worlds.

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I used some super cute chipboard embellishments to decorate these lovely boxes!

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I used the Candy Cane, Xmas Tree, 

I first took each embellishment and painted it.

The trees I painted with green and brown acrylic paint, the candy canes with red, and the coffee cup I covered with paper.

I added snow text to each one to give that Christmas feel to them.

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I added sentiments to three of the boxes.  I popped all the embellishments

up with foam tape.  I added a poinsettia to the candy cane embellishment.

I created the boxes with craft colored cardstock and pattern paper.

The inside holds chocolates and a gift card.  I created an insert to hold

the gift card and hide the chocolates underneath, as a little surprise!!

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I love creating little projects like this for gifts!

I hope you like what I have created and hope you will give this a try!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Kim

 

 

 

 


Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Hot Chocolate Weather

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little

winter love created on a Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.

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The clear acrylic sheets are fun to create with, you can change

the backgrounds, layer, do anything you want and one of my

favorite things is to create a sort of overlay out of it.

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I took this picture on a dark background so it was

easier to see how I brushed the edges of the acrylic

sheet with white acrylic paint to make the edges

look "frosted".  Perfect for a winter LO.  You could

do more, use a stencil, or even stamp if you'd like,

this is one of the reasons the acrylic sheets are so

versatile and fun to create with!  I've also created

LO's using alcohol inks.  It's really only limited

by your imagination.  And to create the base for

your photo, you just start layering up your pretty

patterned papers as you would on any LO you

normally create on paper or cardstock.  Just

use your favorite strong adhesive and layer away.

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Blank chipboard pieces are a great way to create your

own matching embellishments, and can add a lot to

your LO's.  Clear Scraps has so many to choose from

in their store!  Here I used the Coffee Mug Chipboard

Embellishment.  It looks oh so cute sitting next to that

journal box that was a part of the paper collection I

used, and by using a few scraps from that collection,

I was able to create a perfect match!  Simple to just

trace and cut out, then glue to the chipboard.  I like to

ink up the edges to give it a more finished look.  Want

to check out all the different options in the store?

You'll find them all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Celebrate Winter,

ribbon, twine, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink,

white acrylic paint, enamel dots, adhesive,

red cardstock.


Snowflakes Bulb Ornament Pallet Wood Sign

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Hello everyone! I am here today with another Christmas project idea that you can create for this Holidays home decor. I made this Snowflakes Bulb Ornament Pallet Wood Sign using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape and 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil. Here's how I made it.

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I started with painted the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape with Metallic Antique Gold acrylic paint and foam brush with 2 coats. I let the first coat to dry at least 30 minutes and then I added the second coat. I set it aside to dry completely.

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Next, I mixed the Snow Writer paste with extra fine Crystal Diamond glitter on my craft mat with pallet knife to give extra bling to the snow flake.

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I put the 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil on top of the painted bulb ornament pallet wood shape. While I held it down, I added the snow glitter paste on it with the pallet knife. I moved it around until the whole wood surface got covered. This texture paste needs about an hour to dry completely, more if you have thicker paste on it.

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I made the red bow out of wired ribbon from my stash and Beacon All-Purpose Glue. I added the bow on that painted bulb ornament pallet wood with the same glue. This glue gun. And it is done. 

This project is easy and fun to make for the Holidays. Check out Clear Scraps store for various designs of the DIY pallet wood shape and stencils. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!


Christmas Ornaments with Mini Shaker Shapes

Hello! Jennifer here to share some easy ornaments I created using two of the Christmas themed Mini Shaker Shapes! I  used the same technique on both Shakers which I  will share with you!

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First up is the new Snow Globe Mini Shaker! I  absolutely love this shape as you can create a Christmas or winter themed Shaker. 

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Each Mini Shaker comes with 5 pieces: a chipboard base, three chipboard frames, and an acrylic piece.  Here, I  painted my top chipboard frame and the outside edges of the remaining chipboard with chalk paint in red.  

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Next, using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  affixed my patterned paper to the top portion of the chipboard base. I  used scissors and a sanding tool to remove any excess paper. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I   adhered two of my chipboard frames together and affixed it on top of the base. 

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From my stash, I  placed coordinating sequins in the center of my shaker. I  then applied my adhesive around the edges of the chipboard frame followed by affixing my acrylic.  Lastly, I  adhered the top chipboard frame.

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To accent, I  adhered die cut embellishments to the bottom portion of the shaker.

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I used the Present Mini Shaker to create my second ornament which I  backed with red gingham patterned paper.  

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For this ornament, I  used white chalk paint on the chipboard frames and base. As I  mentioned before, I  used the same technique on this as I did on the first.

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For both ornaments, I  affixed twine to the back to create a hanger as well as added a small swatch of ribbon.  For this particular ornament, I   tied in a metal charm for accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope this inspires you to create with the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts: Simple Stories; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; metal charm: Tim Holtz; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Crate Paper; misc: twine, ribbon. 


Snowy Trees Christmas Card

Snowy Christmas Tree Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this easy Christmas card using two stencils from Clear Scraps in unique ways.  The Xmas Trees Stencil is super versatile and is perfect for last-minute tags and cards.

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I started by trimming a piece of dark blue cardstock to 4" x 6" and securing the Xmas Trees Stencil on top using low-tack tape.  Then I applied white pigment ink through the stencil using a small sponge dauber and a pouncing motion to ensure none of the ink crept under the stencil.  (Pigment ink pads can be quite juicy...a quick spritz of low-tack adhesive spray would help here too!)

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Once the pigment ink had dried fully, I colored over the white images with colored pencils so that I had trees in lots of different bright colors - olive, raspberry, and classic pine!  Since the images are quite graphic, I threw realism out the window and went for high contrast shadows and highlights with my coloring.

Next, I placed the Snowflake stencil on top of the colored panel and dotted a spot of liquid glue through each of the openings, then popped a super sparkly clear rhinestone on top.  If you struggle with sequin or other embellishment placement on cards, this technique makes it super easy by essentially using the stencil as a template for the perfect spacing.

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To finish the card, I die cut a simple sentiment out of white cardstock three times and stacked them up on top the tree panel using liquid glue to make it really stand out.  Then I matted the panel with silver cardstock and adhered it all to a top-folding white card base measuring 4.5" x 6.5".

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Christmas card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With just a few short days before Christmas, will you be pulling out any stencils to make last-minute cards or tags?

~ Annie

Additional products used: blue, silver, and white cardstock; white pigment ink; colored pencils; rhinestones; liquid glue; sponge dauber; sentiment die


Christmas Sled Candy Box

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a candy box using the Clear Sled Box.  

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This is a wonderful sled sized at approximately 5" x 8" x 2".  I chose to use it as a candy box, but think of all the fun things you can use it for.

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Using the sled as a stencil, trace around the sled onto Rinea Foiled Paper and cut out 2 pieces.

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Paint the opposite side of each sled with red paint and use gold medium on the sled runners. 
Assemble the sled using the included adhesive dots for support.

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Place a piece of  Rinea Foiled Paper on the base of the sled.

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Die cut bells and place on both sides of the sled.

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Fill with candy and place amongst your Christmas decorations.

You could also use it as a Christmas present, placing a gift in the base.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Plaid Paint; Memory Box die

 


Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Snowflakes from Heaven Tag

Hi there everybody!  Who's ready for winter?

Laura here with you today, and I am definitely NOT...haha!

But I am ready for some winter crafting time, and that's

where this adorable home decor tag project comes in.

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How fun is this Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag from

Clear Scraps?  They have a scalloped version too,

you can find that one in the store HERE.

I am in love with these new Jumbo Wood Tags!

They are a blank slate for you to create anything

your heart desires!  So many ideas, so many options!

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The Mini Shaker Snowflake from Clear Scraps was a

perfect addition as an embellishment on this tag.

I painted it white, traced the circle on paper to cover

the inside, and glued it all together with the gorgeous

Winter Collection Sequins from Clear Scraps inside.

A little Stickles on the top of the snowflake gives it a

nice shimmer in addition to the sequins.

Now where did those white snowflakes on the

background of the tag come from?

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After I painted the tag with gray paint and it dried,

I took one of the acrylic snowflake shapes from the

Clear Scraps Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album and

used it as a reverse stencil of sorts, sponging white

acrylic paint around the shape to create the snowflakes.

Best yet, I did not peel off the protective sheet on the

snowflake, so it's good to use for another project, just

peel the coating (and paint) away when I want to use

it later.  I love when a product can do double duty!

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To decorate the bottom of the tag, I used scraps of

pretty patterned paper, a few stickers and twine.

It finishes off a super adorable project that will

make a nice addition to my winter home decor!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag

Mini Shaker Snowflake, Winter Sequins,

Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album.

Other: Echo Park Celebrate Winter Collection,

Stardust Stickles, enamel dots, twine, ribbon,

acrylic paint (gray, white), red and gray

cardstock, Hickory Smoke distress ink,

adhesive, foam tape.


Believe Pallet Home Decor

Happy Holidays, friends!! I've been into creating my own home decor items this year and using Clear Scraps products makes it super easy.

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I had started off with an idea to create a Christmas Eve Traditions layout using the painted Sled & Xmas Bulb Chipboard Embellishments and the Mini Shaker Present. When it came time to put them together on a layout, I couldn't find any photos from the last two years, which I will have to change this year. lol

I found I had a Medium Plaque Pallet shape on hand and took the Believe stencil and laid them out to see what it would possibly look like.

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I decided to roll with it and proceeded to paint the background of the wood pallet shape white and blue.

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Once that dried I placed the Believe stencil down and sponged in some yellow and golden paint.


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It's cute but didn't pop quite enough, so I outlined the word in a Pitt pen marker.


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I then splattered some white flecks of paint and adhered the mini shaker and chipboard embellishments.

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Here are some close-ups!

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I pray the rest of your year is filled with love and warmth spent with family and friends.

Leah Crowe