Friday, December 16, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi!
I am so excited to be able to be a part of Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza again!


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

I created two cards, using supplies from Newton's Nook! I used the Pines and Holly die set, along with Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set.  I love it when I can use non-holiday stamps for the holidays! Everything was colored in with Spectrum Aqua markers and AquaBlend Color pencils.







It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Newton's Nook so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Merry Christmas!



SUPPLIES:

Stamps and Dies: Newton's Nook
Christmas Die: Crafter's Companion
Cardstock: Crafter's Companion (white and gold)
Other: Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Heidi Swapp Stencils, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste


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183 comments:

  1. Aww - lovely cards and so beautifully colored! The soft colors used on both of your cards is calming, especially during this hectic season.

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  2. Two soft and pretty cards. The pines and holly stamp/die set looks like an great one to play with.
    DebbieC

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  3. Love the soft colors of these cards!

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  4. Super adorable critter, love these soft and pretty cards, your coloring is awesome.

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  5. Beautiful cards. The kitty is just so cute! Cheers.

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  6. Two great cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. The softness of the backgrounds on these cards is so pretty. And, your coloring is perfection.

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  8. Fantastic cards! Love all teh soft colors.

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  9. Oh, my. I had not seen the pinecone die. It's just wonderful. I might need to try the Spectrum Aqua markers--your coloring is just beautiful. Thank you.

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  10. Lovely cards! Your coloring is so pretty! Love the gold accents, also.

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  11. These are so cute!!!!! Love them both. The designs are wonderful!

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  12. Very nice! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards on this great extravaganza!!

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  13. Love the Pines and Holly card--so elegant. TFS your creativity with us!

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  14. Both of your cards are awesome! I especially love the pine cone card! Classic, beautiful and elegant! TFS!

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  15. I love both your cards!! The little cat with the gifts is too sweet 😊

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  16. Two great cards that are both elegant and easy to re-create!

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  17. Sweet cards! I especially like the pine cone one!

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love the white space!

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  19. Beautiful cards - the kitty is very cute, but love the simple elegance of the pine cone card

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  20. What lovely cards. Had to have Newton in one! Those pinecones are amazing!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I especially like how you let the large Merry Christmas sentiment be the focal point!

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  22. Fabulous cards...beautifully presented with your water coloring!

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  23. Simply beautiful. Really liked the use of the pinecone spray at the top of the card.

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  24. Wonderful cards, love the gold embossing.

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  25. Your cards are really great! The pine cones has a more formal Christmas look while the other card is so playful like the holidays can be. I agree with your comment about using non-Christmas stamps for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. The pine cone cluster is lovely and the cat is very sweet.

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  27. Your cards are very sweet! Love the colors and the gold Merry Christmas!

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  28. Adorable cards. The touches of gold add such elegance! Love them all!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  29. Newton's so sweeet with his stack of gifts, Chrissie ... and oh my, that bold gold sentiment with the pine cone sprig ... just gorgeous! Anita :)

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  30. Beautiful holiday cards!!! Love the splashes of gold and that sweet little kitty always makes me smile!

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  31. Nice work! I love the pines and holly die use here!

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  32. Newton is always darling.
    Love the second card.
    the pine cones and the
    big gold sentiment is
    wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. These two cards are so sweet. Simple and sweet the way I like it.

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  34. So sweet. I especially love the Newton card with the vellum sentiment banner and the holly on the side.

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  35. These are stunning! Love your backgrounds!

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  36. Lovely cards. The gold really pops and I love that you used non Christmas stamps.

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  37. love the little embellishments!

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  38. Love the gold in both of your cards!

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  39. Two very nice cards, each evoking different feelings. I especially like the pine cone card.

    Ingrid

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  40. So cute! I love that font for the "merry Christmas" die!

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  41. BEautiful cards. Love the kitty and the gold merry Christmas is beautiful!

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  42. Oh Chrissie, these are BOTH amazingly well done! Love them both!

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  43. Lovely cards! great use of white space on the kitten one.

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  44. Both of your cards are cute but I love Newton

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  45. Lovely cards! The pastel background really showcases the pinecones in the seconds card!

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  46. Two awesome cards! I love the pine cone die and I love the stamp of the cat with the packages! I also love that big Merry Christmas sentiment!

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  47. Beautiful and love
    the embossing and
    popped up designs.
    Carla from Utah

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  48. Both cards are really nice!The first is super cute and the second is very elegant!Love the little bow!

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  49. Sweet cards--love the CAS designs!!

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  50. Both cards are lovely, great job!

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  51. Great cards! Love the layers you put together and the colors you used!

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  52. Awesome cards! Love that adorable Newton with the present, and the pinecone and pine sprig dies are absolutely fabulous... I just got them in the mail yesterday! Can't wait to play!

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  53. Fabulous cards! Love that adorable kitty and the wonderful gold embossing!

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  54. I love how you used the products. That kitty card is too cute :)

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  55. Love the simplicity and the beauty of these. The pine cone card is my favorite, but I love the kitten as well!

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  56. Both cards are very nice...thanks for sharing them! I'm liking Newton's Nook more and more!

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  57. Two very lovely cards! Love the soft colouring behind the pine bough.

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  58. oooh and ahhs! Your cards are gorgeous!!

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  59. Love your projects. The cat one is so cute.

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  60. Really fun cards, and so festive. Good job.

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  61. Beautiful cards. I like how you made the colors pop against the subtle background.

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  62. I love both cards. Very nice color choices.

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  63. So love these sweet cards! I love the coloring on the sweet cat!

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  64. Nice cards. It looks as if the kitty is sliding down a hill! I love the colors on the pine cone card.

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  65. Love the soft colors sweet cards.

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  66. Sweet images and the touches of gold embossing really set these cards off!

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  67. Thank you for your designs. I love the Pines and Holly die set. Very nice cards. The kitty is so cute.

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  68. love your coloring on the kitty!

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  69. Great cards, love the pine cone card!

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  70. Such beautiful cards! I love the shine!

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  71. Adorable cards with the snowy forest friends that you created. Thank you for sharing the cards with us.

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  72. Great cards...love the soft coloring!

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  73. Such sweet cards! Love the kitty's!

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  74. Love the delicate coloring on both cards and just had to look up that holly and pine cone die set. Absolutely stunning!

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  75. Wow! Love both cards, but especially the second one! Just love the colors and the huge gold sentiment!

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  76. Both your cards are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  77. Oh goodness, what a cute card, I love that mischievous kitty!

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  78. Newton with the present is so cute and love the simplicity of your other card!

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  79. These are beautiful! Love the gold accents!

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  80. Both cards are so adorable and sweet!!

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  81. Darling kitten card, love the watercoloring. Your pinecone card is stunning

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  82. These cards would have looked great with just a white background but you made them extra special with your background treatments. Well done.

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  83. Two great cards. Your kitty is really cute.

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  84. Beautiful! Both of these cards are gorgeous!

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  85. So cute! I love the little kitty, he always looks great (regardless of the season LOL), and those pinecones are so lovely, too!

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  86. Twe adorable card design ideas! TFS

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  87. Fantastic cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  88. Two gorgeous cards in non-traditional colours. Love them.

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  89. Such beautiful ways to use soft colors and highlight the main pieces! Gorgeously done!

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  90. Both of your cards are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing! (Peg)

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  91. Pretty pinecones!
    I love this time of year.

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  92. I like the colors you chose for your pretty cards.

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  93. Wow! Such adorable cards!!! Too sweet!!!

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  94. Beautiful! I love the soft outlines of color! So pretty!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  95. Beautiful cards....sometimes I think I add too much so this is great inspiration to how beautiful it is to keep it simple and clean!

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  96. Both are wonderful, but that pinecone card is stunning!

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  97. What fabulous cards! That little kitten with the presents is adorable but the pine cones are beautiful!! Love the colouring and the use of white space as well as that helps to pop the image!!

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  98. Great cards! Love the CAS look, the super sweet kitty and that you used non-holiday stamp sets.

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  99. Lovely cards! The kitten is so cute!

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  100. Love both but the Merry Christmas card is my fave - I really like the colors of the boughs.

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  101. Love your die cut elements. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Love your clean and simple cards with the softer colors.

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  103. Both of your cards are so elegant, even with the sweet and fun kitty. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Wow! The gold sentiments look amazing!!

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  105. Cute cards! I love the embossing!

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  106. Beautiful cards! Love the embossing! 🙂

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  107. The cute is so cute and the gold accent is gorgeous on the second card!

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  108. These are both gorgeous and I especially love the textured stripes behind the kitty.

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  109. I love the pine cone idea such an effective embellishment!

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  110. Gorgeous. Love the cut out embellishments (pine needles, bow, etc) for the 3-D affect

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  111. A dynamic duo in every way! The kitten and gifts are charming; the pine cone, absolutely lovely! I collect pine cones, so this one, in particular, really catches my eye! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  112. Wonderful cards! I love Newton's Nook. Your colors you used are really nice. I don't think I can choose a favorite. All of them are awesome!

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  113. These are So Pretty with the gold accents in the words and bow!

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  114. Beautiful cards...love the gold touches.

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  115. wow - i'm blown away! these two cards are STUNNING! wow!

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  116. These are so adorable!!! I specially love that sweet little kitty with the presents.

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  117. Both cards are so beautiful. Love Newton.

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  118. Super adorable and super beautiful! love them both!

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  119. Beautiful cards! Love the background designs.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  120. ADORABLE CARDS. Thanks for sharing.

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  121. Newton's such a doll and I love your snowy background!

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  122. Both of your cards are wonderful! I would love to make or receive either one! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  123. Beautiful & sweet cards-love them both!

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  124. The Gold! The Kitty!! So many great things to look at!!

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  125. Great soft backgrounds and fantastic bold designs!

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  126. So soft and pretty. Thank you!

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  127. Soft, serene, gorgeous! Two beautiful cards!

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  128. Beautiful and sweet, love the soft coloring!

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  129. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  130. Both of these cards are beautiful, love the metallic sentiments. Thanks for sharing!

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  131. Both cards are beautiful but my favorite is the classy pine boughs, background and gold sentiment die-cut

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  132. Thanks for sharing your creativity making these 2 charming cards.

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  133. It doesn't get any better than a cat on a card!

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Thank you so much for commenting!!! :)