OnStage Indianapolis is coming!

 

Good morning!!

 

Sara Douglass (SU! CEO) and Brian Pilling reveal the swag bag we'll receive at OnStage on November 12.

 

 

 

So much fun!!!!

You wanna join me and my team in Indianapolis???

We'd LOVE it!!

 

Join my team NOW, and register for the event by September 20!

Have questions, let me know right away!

 

Or just join here: https://bit.ly/JOINwithSTEPH

 

 


 

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Also, at midnight tonight Mountain Time, there's a 24-hour sale!

 

You can check out the deals here: Download FLYER_24_HOUR_STAMP_SALE

 

Shop here: https://bit.ly/shopwithSTEPH

 

 

 

I'll be back later with my Live!

 

Have a fantastic day!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Before summer is over....

 

Good morning!

 

I received lots of wonderful swaps recently, and these were a couple from BackStage.

 

They clearly look like summer!

And I love the Blending Brush use on both of them!

 

Heron Habitat bundle, swap created by Cindy Fodor, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Paradise Palms, Palms dies, swap created by Cheryl Piotrowski, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Here are some of the products I can see here:

(click any pic to order)

Palms Dies
$35.00

 

 

REMINDERS:

 

Click to order with my host code!

 

 

Have an incredible day!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Perfect Partner - Yeti to Party

 

Happy Monday!!!

 

We had fun Friday picking LOTS of apples!!!

I'm sure some will end up in our beloved Betty recipe, but right now we've just been eating them fresh. :)

 

 

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Btw, we go to Crane's U-pick (not the pie pantry one), 6017 - 124th Ave, Fennville.

ALL apples--including Honeycrisp--are $1.25/#.

 

We also needed to take a little detour to avoid all the construction/1 lane back ups. :D

SOMEHOW we ended up at Captain Sundae in Zeeland! 

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It helps if you know what address to put in! hee-hee!

 

Mine: Tommy Turtle is amazing!!!! But I get all caramel, no hot fudge. (Buttered pecans are the BOMB!!)

 

Todd's: Mint Mutiny (creme de menthe, oreos, hot fudge, and Ande's mints)...not for me! But if you love mint and chocolate like my hubby, they'll hook you up!!

 

 


 

Ok, enough food talk!!

I have some more cute Perfect Partner samples for you.

 

One of my former Sunday School kids would have loved this Yeti to Party set!

When we went to Alaska, he wanted me to look for yetis. ;)

 

Remember, you can only get these dies THIS MONTH!

 

Yeti to Party, swap created by Janice Weightman, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Yeti to Party, swap created by Shelly Gruber, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Yeti to Party, swap created by Lela Meinke, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Here all the exclusive dies/bundle options:


Click to order!

 

Here are all the Perfect Partner dies & bundles:

(click any item number to order--thru September only!)

Yeti Dies
$28.00

 

 


 

Click to order!

Here's a flyer: Download September 2022 Week 2 Weekly Deals (available through 9/14)

Here are links:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Perfect Partner - Apple Harvest

 

Happy Friday!!!

 

Have you looked at the Perfect Partners yet?

 

Today I'm featuring swaps using the Apple Harvest bundle--which is perfect, cuz Todd & I are going apple picking later today! :D

 

Remember--these dies are only available this month--September.

 

Apple Harvest bundle, swap by Kathy Morgan, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I received this one at BackStage from a demo from France!

She included some info--shown--on the back of her swap, too. :)

Apple Harvest bundle, swap by Sonia Benedetti, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 


Click to order!

Here are all the Perfect Partner dies & bundles:

(click any item number to order--thru September only!)

Yeti Dies
$28.00

 

 

 


 

Click to order!

 

Here's a flyer: Download September 2022 Week 2 Weekly Deals (available through 9/14)

Here are links:

 

 

 

Have an amazing weekend!!

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Chic Closeups

 

Good morning!!

 

Happy Tuesday!!

 

It's a new week of WEEKLY DEALS!

Here's a flyer: Download September 2022 Week 2 Weekly Deals 

 

Here are links:

 

 


 

Here are my closeups from my Live! yesterday:

 

Season of Chic bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

spring/flowers:

Petal Pink card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

Soft Succulent: 3 3/4" x 5"

DSP: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

Vellum cardstock: 3" x 4"

Basic White: 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"

 

 

Season of Chic bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

summer/shells:

Petal Pink card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

Soft Suede: 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"

DSP (3): 1 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Basic White: 1" x 3 3/4"

Linen Thread: 15"

 

 

Season of Chic bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

fall/leaves:

Pumpkin Pie card base: 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2"

Basic White: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

DSP: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" (then cut a 1" strip, so you can flip it and see both sides of the DSP)

ribbon: 14"

 

 

Season of Chic bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Season of Chic bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

winter/snowflakes:

Basic White card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

DSP: 4" x 5 1/4"

ribbon: 16"

 

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

(click any pic to order)

 

 

Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals and place your order!

 

Click to order with my host code!

 

 

Have a spectacular day!!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Facebook Live! with Season of Chic

 

Happy Live! Day!!!

 

Today I shared projects thru all 4 seasons--using the Season of Chic bundle, plus the amazing Texture Chic DSP.

 

The suite is found on pgs 98-99 in the Stampin' Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

My Live! winners from last week were Terri Kosten and Mary Barr. Congrats girls!!

REMINDERS:

 

 

Thanks for watching!!

 

 

 

MEASUREMENTS

spring/flowers:

Petal Pink card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

Soft Succulent: 3 3/4" x 5"

DSP: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

Vellum cardstock: 3" x 4"

Basic White: 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"

 

summer/shells:

Petal Pink card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

Soft Suede: 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"

DSP (3): 1 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Basic White: 1" x 3 3/4"

Linen Thread: 15"

 

fall/leaves:

Pumpkin Pie card base: 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2"

Basic White: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

DSP: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" (then cut a 1" strip, so you can flip it and see both sides of the DSP)

ribbon: 14"

 

winter/snowflakes:

Basic White card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

DSP: 4" x 5 1/4"

ribbon: 16"

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

(click any pic to order)

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Perfect Partner - This Birthday Piggy

 

Hey there--

 

I finally have the updated links with pics for the Perfect Partners dies & bundles.

 

And I have a couple great cards for you!

As I mentioned last week, Stampin' Up! released some new dies that coordinate with current stamp sets.

 

They're only available during September.

 

Here's a swap I received right before I left for BackStage:

 

How fun is This Birthday Piggy???

This Birthday Piggy, swap created by Laura Milligan, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Here's another swap with the Waterfall Canyon bundle:

Waterfall Canyon bundle, swap by Jenna Roby, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

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Here are all the Perfect Partner dies & bundles:

(click any item number to order--thru September only!)

Yeti Dies
$28.00

 

 

 

 


 

click to see THIS week's deals!

 

During September, Stampin' Up! is offering WEEKLY DEALS!

New deals begin Sept 1, 8, 15, and 22 (and end the 28th.)

 

Check out THIS week's deals--discounts available through today only, cuz new ones start tomorrow!

(click any pic to order!)

Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes
$10.00
$8.00
This week only!
Brushed Brass Butterflies
$10.00
$8.00
This week only!
Classic Matte Dots
$7.00
$6.30
This week only!
Summer Shadows Dies
$34.00
$27.20
This week only!
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
$9.00
$8.10
This week only!
Kraft Gift Boxes
$10.00
$8.00
This week only!
Kraft 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack
$6.00
$4.80
This week only!
Round & Square Brads
$7.00
$6.10
This week only!
Linen 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$6.00
$4.80
This week only!
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
$6.30
This week only!
Snowfall Accents Puff Paint
$4.50
$3.60
This week only!

 

 

 

I'll be back later with my Facebook Live!

 

Have a great day!!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Fun at BackStage in New Orleans

 

Hello!

 

I thought I'd take this "day off" to share some of my Stampin' Up! trip to New Orleans. This was "BackStage"--a training conference for leaders of a certain title and above. I've talked about OnStage many times--which any demonstrator can attend. But this is the first in-person BackStage we've had....Years ago it was called Leadership, and they had done away with it for many years.

 

NOTE: I'm hoping all my pics show up the way they're supposed to. I had a horrible time uploading, and it took me forever. If you see a spot that is supposed to have a pic but it's only a link that says Download [the numbered name of the pic], please let me know! Thanks!!

 

I had a fabulous time with 500+ demonstrators from around the world--specifically a few of my favorite friends!

 

I'll warn you right now...I'll be talking about FOOD a lot! ;)

 

Food, friends and training.

Great combo, amazing trip!!

 

Among many things, NOLA is known for beignets--a form of donut, typically smothered in powdered sugar.

 

Let me tell you, I'm a BIG fan of donuts, so I was pleased to find out (before I even left GR) that I didn't even have to leave the airport before enjoying my first! There was a Cafe du Monde at the end of my concourse as soon as I got off the plane!! Yay!!! AMAZING, but they kept getting better...I'll share one of my faves later.

 

Beyond Cafe du Monde, our next plans weren't until dinner reservations with friends.

 

This is my friend and roomie, Julia.

 

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And it was an awesome first meal in NOLA--shared crab cake appetizer (no filler), surprisingly moist red fish and pecan pie!

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The next morning we had scheduled a cooking class with these same friends. It was SO much fun!! And we learned a lot of NOLA history, too!

 

This is part of my "cruise family" Cheryl.

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Cheryl's upline Sarah (a million dollar sales achiever) and friend Angela

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Julia, Sarah and Chef David

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We made shrimp & grits, praline bacon (pig candy) and eggs benedict over crab cake with never-ending mimosas. It was all FABULOUS!!

 

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Angela, Sarah, Julia, Steph, Cheryl, Robyn
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We did a little walking around Jackson Square.

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Banana trees!

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Julia was smart and suggested she needed a salad for dinner, after having a huge brunch in the morning/afternoon. We found a place we were interested in, but I have to say, it was my least favorite meal. Not JUST because it was soup and salad. My choices just weren't my fave. Julia tried turtle soup, though! I tried a little of the broth but wasn't impressed. We had a fun dinner with friends Christi and Inez that night, though.

 

 

Later Stampin' Up! had a welcome reception with lots of swapping, desserts (yes, beignets! cimmamon sugar) and entertainment. I forgot to take a pic of any of the entertainment. They were all sort of circus type acts--juggling, a metallic man, etc.

 

 

 

Our breakfasts were always wonderful! Julia had a platinum Marriott membership, so we got in the members only room all day and had free, fantastic breakfast, too.

 

How gorgeous are these??? The beignets at the hotel were pretty delicious!

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They had a fairly large buffet and a made-to-order omelette station.

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Friday we had a day full of training and more friends.

 

 

We took this pic Saturday, but this is Lisa Marie--my other "cruise family" member. :)

 

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At the cooking class, we found out the school was participating in offering a 3-course dinner as a way many local restaurants were trying to get more business during their slow time. Julia and I wanted to come back for it, and I invited Lisa Marie and her hubby and daughter to join us. It was so great, because I chatted with Chef David to see if he could prepare it pork free (Julia's need) and gluten free (for Lisa Marie and her daughter.) He was very happy to oblige and went above and beyond and found an even better option of flour for the meal. (Lisa Marie said it was the best kind.) So he prepared for us chicken gumbo before we got there and NOLA style barbeque shrimp (no BBQ sauce is involved) and bananas foster for us tableside. This meal was EVEN BETTER than the cooking school one!!

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We had such a fun experience at the school and got ALL the recipes that we made or that he made for us. And I've made several of the recipes this weekend! I learned how to poach eggs, too. So helpful. I thought I was doing it wrong.

 

Saturday was the last day. We had training all day and a farewell party at night.

This is Julia and I with Shannon, our Great Lakes area Demonstrator Development Manager. (ps: she's the one who first showed "how to mail a big thick card" like I showed at my Hostess Appreciation Party several years ago when you thought I was off my rocker! haha!)

 

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We also had lunch with Sara Douglass (CEO of SU!) and her hubby, Sean! They just came up and asked if they could sit with us! Love them.

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At the end of the day we had a party!!!

 

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Part of the farewell celebration at BackStage 2022 in New Orleans….SURPRISE!! Stampin’ Up! paid for a permit for 500+ demonstrators to participate in a Second Line (parade at a time other than Mardi Gras) in the streets near our hotel. SU! gave us a parasol, sequined mask and feather boa when we arrived in the grand ballroom. They also provided pedi-cabs for those who couldn’t walk in the parade; you can see these fairly early in the video. This video segment is from the beginning outside; but they started us inside the grand ballroom with the band leading the way!

 

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We were lead back to the hotel for appetizers and desserts. I didn't take pics of anything but a couple of the cute little desserts. A few of my friends said the shrimp & grits was really good there, but I looked it--and the small shrimp--and decided I wanted to remember it how I had it at the cooking class. :)

 

This was some sort of s'mores dessert. Delish.

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And this may have been white chocolate bread pudding with a bourbon sauce. (But I may just be remembering that from a menu at a restaurant. Either way, it was scrumptious!)

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I had one more day in NOLA, since my flight didn't leave til after 4pm. And it has goofy stories--that definitely sound like my speed. But I'm sleepy, and I'm just gonna drop a few more pics I took on Sunday. I spent the day with Christi and Inez again. Julia left in the morning right away. We went on a streetcar, a ferry (not the pictured Riverboat) for a view from the water, a pedi-cab, and ate more beignets--this time FILLED ones...crab, peanut butter & jelly and praline. All SO good!!

 

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I took a pic for Todd, too, of the Superdome. :) Some of the demos and corporate team went to a pre-season game on the night we had our tableside dinner.

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One last pic for the day. This little guy was shaking but so adorable on my flight!

 

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I had a great time and learned a lot to bring home to my team and my business!

 

I hope you enjoyed my trip, too! ;)

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Closeups and MORE!!

 

Hey--Happy September!!!

Can you believe it's here already???

 

I have my closeups from my Live! yesterday, but I have a bunch to share for September, too!

So I'll give you all those details first!

 


 

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Stampin' Up! released some new dies [that will only be available THIS MONTH, thru September 30] that coordinate with stamp sets in current catalogs!

 

They're also offering them as bundles at the 10% discounted price in case you haven't bought the stamp set yet.

 

Here's a flyer you can print: PERFECT_PARTNERS flyer

 

And here are links to view/order online:

(hopefully tomorrow I'll have my normal links with pics!)

 

Click any item number to order:

162526 Apple Harvest bundle 53.00
160255  Apple Blossom dies 35.00
162519 Fresh Cut Flowers bundle 50.25
160251 Fresh Cut Stems dies 34.00
162521 This Birthday Piggy bundle 48.50
160254 Playful Piggy dies 31.00
162522 Trimming the Tree bundle 46.75
160256 Tree Trimming dies 34.00
162520 Waterfall Canyon bundle 53.00
160252 Waterfall Canyon dies 37.00
162529 Yeti to Party 41.25
160253 Yeti dies 28.00

 

 


 

click to see THIS week's deals!

 

During September, Stampin' Up! is offering WEEKLY DEALS!

New deals begin Sept 1, 8, 15, and 22 (and end the 28th.)

 

Check out THIS week's deals!

(click any pic to order!)

Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes
$10.00
$8.00
This week only!
Brushed Brass Butterflies
$10.00
$8.00
This week only!
Classic Matte Dots
$7.00
$6.30
This week only!
Summer Shadows Dies
$34.00
$27.20
This week only!
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
$9.00
$8.10
This week only!
Kraft Gift Boxes
$10.00
$8.00
This week only!
Kraft 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack
$6.00
$4.80
This week only!
Round & Square Brads
$7.00
$6.10
This week only!
Linen 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$6.00
$4.80
This week only!
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
$6.30
This week only!
Snowfall Accents Puff Paint
$4.50
$3.60
This week only!

 

 


 

Here are my closeups--including the swaps I shared yesterday.

 

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MEASUREMENTS:

Hippo Basic White: 2" x 2 3/4"

 

PRODUCT DETAILS:

 

 

PRODUCT DETAILS:

 

Soft Seedlings, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

MEASUREMENTS:

Thick Basic White card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

Basic White: 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"

Basic Black: 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"

DSP: 1" x 4"

 

 

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

 

Here are the 2 swaps--that I received--that I shared yesterday, too:

 

swap created by Patricia Humbert, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

swap created by Jackie Noble, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

It's September--so I have a new host code, too.

 

Click to order with my host code!

 

Have an amazing day!!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Facebook Live! with ONE LAST SAB project + my BackStage swap

 

Happy Live! Day!!

 

I'm baaack!!!!

Today I shared ONE LAST Hippest Hippos project and my swap for BackStage in New Orleans!

 

Hippest Hippos will be gone tomorrow, because today is the LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!



My Live! winners from 2 weeks ago are Marcia Hill, Marlene VanderZouwen & Deanna Edwards. CONGRATS girls!!



REMINDERS:

  • Sale-a-Bration (SAB) ends today!! Don't forget to place your order to earn freebies!! Shop here: https://bit.ly/shopwithSTEPH
  • NOW is a great time to join my team, too! Besides FREE SHIPPING and 20% more product than you pay for, you get a cool planner system, too! Join here: https://bit.ly/JOINwithSTEPH
  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN for our next 1-Day Crafting Retreat!! Details here: https://bit.ly/3CoJdQX

 

 

Thanks for watching!

 



 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

 

Hippo Basic White: 2" x 2 3/4"

 

Thick Basic White card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"

Basic White: 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"

Basic Black: 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"

DSP: 1" x 4"

 

 

PRODUCT DETAILS:

 

 

 

Swap card:

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

 

Have an amazing day!!

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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