Monday, May 02, 2011

Feature and Giveaway: PuNk rAwK pUrL! - Closed

Giveaway is now closed, thanks everyone for entering!



Today's feature is with one of my favorite Etsy shop owners, Tammy of PuNk rAwK pUrL!  I've had the pleasure of chatting with Tammy on twitter for quite some time now, and she's a real sweetheart and she's extrememly talented, gotta love that!  Tammy is generously offering one lucky winner one pocket sized Sew and Sew Journal in the page style of the winners choice (grid /lined /plain).  So be sure to read to the end of the post to see how you can win!  Ok, let's get to know Tammy and her shop:



1. How long has your shop been open and what inspired you to start selling on Etsy?

I have always made things that people have responded very positively to. Each time that I have gifted something handmade by me, I have been requested to turn around and make one as a custom order for that friend to gift to another friend. It took me a lot of years and a lot of nudges (some less gentle than others, but all of them with love) to put 4 + 4 together and accept that I can build a life on making things with my hands.

I listed my Esty shop several years ago. If you look at the shop open date it is September 2006. However, I didn't put any items on the virtual shelves until October of 2010. I had a few sales in Oct/Nov then got wrapped up in holiday craft shows for all of December. I was laid off from my full time job (managing an upscale boutique) in February. It wasn't until March that I feel like I really got down to business on Etsy.


2. How do you fit creative time into your day?
Now that my craft business is my full time job, the bigger question is how do I discipline myself to be crafty for PuNk rAwK pUrL and not constantly wander off into the crafty world of Tammy George. I love all of it, but the time management has been the biggest challenge. I am proud to report that in the 2 months I have been doing it I have already seen massive transition in how approach my daily routine and work load.

3. Do you have any fun hobbies outside of your shop?
Most of my hobbies are pretty rooted in the artsy/crafty arena. I knit (see knuckle tattoos). In fact I designed a pattern (Snowmates for Her) for the the book Knitting it Old School, which released last Fall. Other things that I enjoy:: alphabetizing things, color coordinating the contents of my kitchen cupboards, laughing in the sunshine, driving down the coast with the top down, exploring the world of graphic design with a hands on approach, and as a treat to my hardworking sewing machine, I am planning to revisit the more traditional craft of sewing... i.e. things other than paper... like summery skirts and dresses!

4. Your designs are so vibrant and coloful, what inspires your color choices?
Growing up in the Seventies I was surrounded by the intensity of saturated color and bold graphic design. Bright colors and kooky color palettes weren't reserved for a trip to Disneyland... daily tasks, such as shopping the shelves at the grocery market were the next best thing to taking a lap through It's A Small World. Just opening the pages of a magazine or flipping through the channels on the television my eyes were treated to a big top circus of exciting colorful images. At least.... that is how I recall the Seventies.



Ok, ready to win one of Tammy's cute journals?  One lucky winner will receive one pocket sized Sew and Sew Journal in the page style of the winners choice (grid /lined /plain).  There are five possible entries, only the first is mandatory.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure I have a way to contact you if you win :)
 
1.  Visit PuNk rAwK pUrL on Etsy and comment here letting me know your favorite item. 

2.  Follow this blog and the PuNk rAwK pUrL blog.

3.  Follow PuNk rAwK pUrL and Vegancraftastic on twitter.

4.  "Like" PuNk rAwK pUrL and Vegancraftastic on Facebook.

5.  Tweet, blog, or post on Facebook about this giveaway.  It's easy to tweet this giveaway, just click the tweet button at the bottom of this post!

Giveaway is open to both US and International folks and ends on Monday, May 9, 2011.  Winner will be
 chosen by random number generator.  Good luck!

-kala

181 comments:

Veronica said...

As much as I love the owls, the pink and teal square notebook is right up my alley!

Molly said...

I absolutely love the owls!!! (especially the yellow one with the blue background)

Lizzie Bordello said...

I think my favorite is the geometric squares in brown, green, and mustard. Although the owls are darn cute.

VeggieAmanda said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite is the Sew and Sew Note Card . Overton Owl (gray owl with red background). So cute!

VeggieAmanda said...

I'm following her blog. :-)

thursday said...

you know I love me some punk rawk purl! this hip to be square is one of my faves: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72216921/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-hip-to

I'm crossing my fingers for this y'all!

lorraine said...

these are the cutest notebooks ever!

ColorSlut said...

All of the journals are adorable!

ColorSlut said...

Follow your blog and hers.

Melissa Zeffer said...

I love the Stitched Hip to be Square in purples, blues, and greens!

Melissa Zeffer said...

I follow both blogs

Melissa Zeffer said...

I follow both on Twitter!

Melissa Zeffer said...

I Tweeted! Love the link! Made it so easy!

Julia said...

I like the green and blue squares on the purple background. :) and i follow your blog

affectioknit said...

Another sweet fun giveaway! My favorite is the Purple Stitched Hip to be Square notebook!

affectioknit said...

I'm a follower of both!

affectioknit said...

I follow on twitter!

affectioknit said...

I liked on facebook...

affectioknit said...

I twittered! Thanks for the link - so easy...

ohdessa said...

I love the owls! And that there is graph paper, I love graph paper notebooks but have such trouble finding them.

Alvin said...

the owls are great. i could never make anything like that. great work.

reneek said...

It was hard for me to decide but I love the owls.... Which one???? Hmmmmmmmm.... I love them all.

www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

missmuffcake said...

following both blogs now! :)

barbara said...

love the little miss olga note cards. :)

PurpleMoose at ravelry.

LochKnitsMonster said...

I love the owls. The yellow owl with the blue background is my favorite.

LochKnitsMonster said...

I follow your blog and I now follow Punk Rawk Purl too. 1300 things to be grateful for makes me happy. :)

The letter said...

I love the owls and the bright colors. It was hard to narrow it down, but I think this one was my fave:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73233932/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

Sarah said...

I love anything with an owl on it, so of course the owl journals are my favorite. This one is particularly cute:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73233932/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

saraq24 on Ravelry

Krissie said...

Love the Turquoise Blue & Fluorescent Pink Owl!

Krissie said...

also, I just added Punk Rawk Purl to the blogs I follow!

Krissie said...

And Liked on FB! :)

Krissie said...

Already follow you both on FB and here! :D

Carrie said...

Has to be the large pink owl journal. It's like a pig and an owl all in one!

Lina said...

What a fun giveaway! I love the owl journal best. :)

GiGi said...

OOh fun interview. I'm digging the flourescent orange hip to be square.

Heather J said...

I can't decide between the Hip to be Square Large Journals with lined or grid paper. They are all suuppeerr cute!

productofloveliness said...

My favourite item is this:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73233932/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

The stitched owl journal...I love owls so very much :)

wearyrn said...

I think these are beautiful! I can't pick which one I love the most.

in metal jewelry said...

i love the pear journal! so cute.

in metal jewelry said...

following you both :o)

Ashley said...

My favorite from the shop is Moleskine Large Journal . Stitched Owl . Plain Pages! I love all the owls and the colors are great!

ashy_lu05 at yahoo d0t com

lexacd said...

I love the Moleskine Large Journal!


alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

lexacd said...

I follow this blog and the PuNk rAwK pUrL blog!


alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

lexacd said...

I "like" PuNk rAwK pUrL and Vegancraftastic on Facebook!



alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

TopHat said...

I love the journal with the bright yellow owl!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I love the journal with the bright orange owl on green background. These journals are pretty awesome!

moonsword said...

My favorite is the Moleskine Large Journal with the Stitched Owl and Plain Pages...I would love to have this as a sketchbook!

Shaha said...

love the olga owl card.

diarygirl at live dot com
shaha

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Nana Kat..♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

My fav is the Moleskine Large Journal . Stitched Owl . Lined Pages.
fastkat at gmail dot com

Krissy said...

I love this journal! The owl is just so cute (and in my favorite colors too!)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71465190/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

I am on Ravelry as thisiskricky

Krissy said...

I am following both blogs

Krissy said...

And I'm following both on Twitter!

Krissy said...

And I just tweeted about it!

ligata said...

I like the Moleskine Large Journal . Stitched Hip to be Square . Grid Pages!

vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

ligata said...

I follow both of you on twitter

@liveit2

vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

ligata said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Liveit2/status/65339129784844288

vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

Tecrin said...

Owls! Adorable owls! Love the orange one with the green background!

Tecrin said...

Also, I follow both your blogs.

Ana said...

Hi :)

My favourite one is the moleskine with the neon yellow/green owl on it.

If I do win this I would like the inside of the notebook to be plain. lol

la_fille_danse_@hotmail.com

Ana said...

I follow you both!

Ana said...

I liked your facebooks :)

Ana said...

And I shared this on my facebook :)

Jus and Kat said...

My favorite are the Stitched Owl journals.

Lola_318 said...

I love any of the owl journals. So cute!

Lola_318 said...

I love the owls. So cute! Any of the colour combos looks great, but I like orange on green best.

AlisonWonderland said...

the pear notebook is pretty great!

gemini5757 at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

I really like the large moleskine journal with grid pages & stitched owl. Cute!

pip said...

I like the journals with owls on best ^..^

Fugulicious said...

My favorite one is the large moleskine with the pink owl on it.

Domestic Diva said...

So hard to choose! I like the moleskin large journal stitched hip to be square (Punchy Purple, Olive Green, Apple Green, Turquoise Blue, & Navy Blue.).

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc (both blogs)

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Frances said...

Love the large moleskin owl journal in pink and blue!
flataif@gmail.com

Frances said...

Following your blog.
flataif@gmail.com

afh163 said...

I loveee the Moleskine Large Journal-Little Navy Blue & Bubblegum Pink Owl. So adorable.

afh163@gmail.com

afh163 said...

I am following both of your blogs.

afh163@gmail.com

afh163 said...

I am following you both on twitter!

afh163@gmail.com

afh163 said...

I have liked you both on facebook!

afh163@gmail.com

afh163 said...

I have retweeted this giveaway (singmesweet6)!

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shamrockvegan said...

This was really inspiring to read. I'm getting ready to open my first etsy shop and I hope to be a full time crafter some day, too. Tammy's designs are so fun and colorful and creative- omg, OWLS. Love it. Congrats on your success, Tammy!

Marija said...

I love the Moleskine Large Journal- Stitched Hip to be Square- Grid Pages!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following both via GFC

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following both on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

moleskin large journal

jcwga@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

Awesome giveaway! I love the large lined journal with the pink owl and the little heart. So cute!

(girlinthegarden @ gmail.com)

Megon and Julie said...

I follow this blog and punk rawk purl's blog!
--julie
restlessheartscrafts@gmail.com

Megon and Julie said...

I follow punkrawkpurl and craftastic on twitter
--julie
restlessheartscrafts@gmail.com

Megon and Julie said...

this is my fav item in tammy's shop!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73193829/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-hip-to

julie
restlessheartscrafts@gmail.com

Melody said...

I like the Stitched Owl Lined Large Notebook.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I love this one for the colour combos:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/72216921/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-hip-to

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I follow you both on Twitter as dspdavey.

debyeo at hotmail dot com

ElfRenee said...

I love the journal with the orange owl on green background! They're all amazing!!

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

ElfRenee said...

I am following your blog and already following Punk Rawk!

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

ElfRenee said...

Following you both on Twitter!

@ElfRenee

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

ElfRenee said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/ElfRenee/status/65624716718776320

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

eclairre said...

I love Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Dapper Dude . Plain Pages.

Anonymous said...

This giveaway is great! I loved them all!

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

I like your Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Crown . Plain Pages.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Denise G said...

I liked the Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Dapper Dude . Plain Pages

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

Tau said...

This one is my favoritest! http://www.etsy.com/listing/73376024/moleskine-pocket-journal-stitched-owl

Tammy is a wonderful and generous person. I hope her business goes gold. :)

Reniazen said...

My fave is:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71466571/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

ashleyrn (at) gmail (dot) com

Sarah Mar'atul Azizah said...

i love this one: Moleskine Large Journal . Stitched Owl . Lined Pages
sarahazhezha@gmail.com

Sarah Mar'atul Azizah said...

following both of you via gfc: Sarah Mar'atul Azizah
sarahazhezha@gmail.com

Sarah Mar'atul Azizah said...

follow both on twitter: @azhezha
sarahazhezha@gmail.com

Sarah Mar'atul Azizah said...

like both on fb: Sarah Azhezha
sarahazhezha@gmail.com

Sarah Mar'atul Azizah said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/azhezha/status/66070514103357440
sarahazhezha@gmail.com

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Squares of almost any color combo but especially green blue on purple. So cute!

The Wool Wide Web said...

I Favorited your store.. Love the Owls with bright colors, perfect for gifts.

Leanne Pressly said...

Also tweeted from your etsy site.... you can reach me at leanne@thewoolwideweb.com

fisiwoman said...

My fav item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/70362379/moleskine-pocket-journal-stitched-owl

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following both on twitter (@Fisigiawa).

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following both on FB (Ana Belén R M).

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Fisigiawa/status/66251452548530176

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Post it on my FB wall:
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=100124656743932&id=100000825276857

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Ana said...

love this!!!
Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Pear . Plain Pages

flowergirl557@gmail.com

Harriette said...

I knew these journals looked familiar! I'm a journal fanatic and it was quite hard choosing a favourite. I'll have to say this one:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73508796/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-hip-to

for the sake of choosing just ONE. :)

etteirrah [at] gmail [dot] com

Harriette said...

I am following both blogs via GFC under the name Harriette. :)

etteirrah [at] gmail [dot] com

Harriette said...

I have also liked both FB pages. :)

etteirrah [at] gmail [dot] com

Harriette said...

And lastly, since I don't have a Twitter, I have posted this on my Tumblr (dedicated to giveaways) instead:

http://shhthisblogsasecret.tumblr.com/post/5244921651/punk-rawk-purl-giveaway

etteirrah [at] gmail [dot] com

Thanks! :)

kristen said...

eeeeeee i love the owls. the pink and with the blue background especially.

kscratch82@gmail.com

Christie Cottage said...

I love this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/73509626/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

Favorite color and Owl will be my last name soon! :-)

http://christiecottage.etsy.com
http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Stitched Hip To Be Square!

Andre said...

Love this journal

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73195138/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

Andre

Andre said...

I follow both blogs!

Andre

Jolee said...

Crazy about the moleskinned owl, lined. Awesome. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

follow both blogs. :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Moleskine Large Journal . Stitched Owl . Plain Pages
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a GFC follower: Ladytink_534
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I follow you both on Twitter (@Ladytink_534)
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/Ladytink_534/status/67104303822815232

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alessia said...

I like this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71805106/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

alelale at live dot com

Alessia said...

I Follow this blog and the PuNk rAwK pUrL blog via GFC as Alessia
alelale at live dot com

Alessia said...

I Follow PuNk rAwK pUrL and Vegancraftastic on twitter. (@Aljsa)


alelale at live dot com

Alessia said...

I Like" PuNk rAwK pUrL and Vegancraftastic on Facebook. (Alessia Lale)

alelale at live dot com

Alessia said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Aljsa/status/67221894813851648


alelale at live dot com

Liz said...

I love the Moleskine Large Journal with the Stitched Owl on the front! It's adorable!

verdiana said...

i love this <3
http://vegancraftastic.blogspot.com/2011/05/feature-and-giveaway-punk-rawk-purl.html

email: verpaco18w@hotmail.it

verdiana said...

follower the PuNk rAwK pUrL blog.

gfc: verdiana
email: verpaco18w@hotmail.it

verdiana said...

follower on twitter

twitter: verpacodesign
email: verpaco18w@hotmail.it

verdiana said...

follower on fb

fb: verdiana pacella coluccia
email: verpaco18w@hotmail.it

Lubna said...

I love the pocket journal featuring the happy fluorescent yellow owl on the turquoise background. I always doodle and love pocket journals
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73376024/moleskine-pocket-journal-stitched-owl
.

Lubna said...

I follow your blog via GFC as Lubna K.
I forgot to add my email in the previous post
It is
lukathewriter(at)gmail(dot)com

Cean said...

My favourite item is this: Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Crown . Plain Pages

womobomo[at]gmail.com

Cean said...

I liked both of your facebook accounts.

Name is Cean Gray on FB.

Christine said...

I like the Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Owl . Plain Pages. (Green owl with pink background)

Nicola B said...

I love the Loteria journals, my boyfriend loves that game and I call him El Borracho!

Nicola B said...

I follow this blog and punk rawk purl via GFC.

Thanks for the giveaway xx

mom2girls said...

Love this: Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Heart . Lined Pages it is simply to cute!
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

Nicola B said...

I'm following both on twitter as @heylinguine.

Thanks for the giveaway! xx

Nicola B said...

I've tweeted too.

Thanks.

@heylinguine

Ingrid said...

I like the "Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Heart".
so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

I follow you both via gfc.
so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

I follow you both on twitter as my_wunderkammer.
so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Ingrid said...

I follow you both on facebook as Andreia Sousa.
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Ingrid said...

Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/wunderfraulein/posts/113483578735409
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nicolpaco said...

My favourite is this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71465190/moleskine-large-journal-stitched-owl

email: nicolpaco@yahoo.it

nicolpaco said...

I follow your blog with GF

email: nicolpaco@yahoo.it

nicolpaco said...

On fb I like PuNK rAwK pUrL and Vegancraftastic

email: nicolpaco@yahoo.it

nicolpaco said...

I shared on my fb page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1362338918

email: nicolpaco@yahoo.it

jessicadnguyen. said...

i am completely in love with the pink and teal squares journal with plain pages. :)

jessicanguyen_Asdf (at) yahoo.com

jessicadnguyen. said...

i followed this blog and the PuNk rAwK pUrL blog. :)

jessicanguyen_asdf (at) yahoo.com

jessicadnguyen. said...

i liked you guys on facebook! (jessica d. nguyen)

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jessicadnguyen. said...

i'm following you guys on twitter. ^___^
jessicadnguyen is my username!

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Lyudmila said...

I like the Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Heart . Lined Pages
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Lyudmila said...

Follow this blog and the PuNk rAwK pUrL blog = Lyudmila
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Lyudmila said...

"Like" PuNk rAwK pUrL and Vegancraftastic on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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Anika said...

My favorite item would have to be the Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Heart . Lined Pages

:)

Anika S.
anikasablan[at]gmail[dot]com

Anika said...

Following punkrawkpurl's blog too as GFC Anika :)

Anika said...

Liked both accounts at Facebook as Anika Montemayor Sablan! :)

Ashley said...

I like Moleskine Pocket Journal . Stitched Loteria Heart.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Captain Sharmie said...

what a great giveaway!

my favourite is the large moleskine stitched hip to be square with grid pages! the blue/orange is SO PRETTY.

Captain Sharmie said...

i follow both on twitter!

(i'm @captainsharmie)

Captain Sharmie said...

i also liked them both on facebook! phew!

Jessica said...

the pink and teal square notebook is my fav item!
jessicatang90 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

followed your blog on GFC - jessica
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Jessica said...

followed punk rawk purl blog on GFC - jessica
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Jessica said...

your FB fan
jessica tang
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Jessica said...

punk rawk purl FB fan
jessica tang
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Jessica said...

shared on FB
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=204172142955110&id=1588043211
jessicatang90 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

followed punk rawk purl on twitter
@hongdoufantuan
jessicatang90 at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

followed you on twitter
@hongdoufantuan
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Jessica said...

tweet
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