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11.18.2009

Product Showcase: Final Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and a HUGE Giveaway!










{Reported by Ashley Harris}


First let us wish our reporter Anne Hafermann a very Happy Birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day Annie!


The final installment of this three part article is going to be focusing on the embellishments that go along with this line. I have to say that when using these, it was a joy. The rubons went on beautifully, the woolies were great and had the perfect amount of adhesiveness, and the cardstock stickers were perfect. The chipboard did still have a problem with the stickiness, but Basic Grey took note and contacted their distributor and that is a problem that is now fixed! YAY!

What I made:

5x5

4.25x5x5

4x6

3.5x5.5

4x6

4x6

5.5x5.5

Where and how much:
Product: Eskimo Kisses Embellishments
Manufacturer: Basic Grey
MSRP:$2.99-6.99
Available At: Scrapbook.com, Emma's Paperie, Jacksonbelle Embellishments

What do you think? Did this line ROCK your world? Was is something you might pass up? Leave a comment by noon EST Thursday to be entered to win this amazing prize package!



210 comments:

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Fifi said...

Love this collection and I think you've made some wonderful cards. The colours are so pretty, and those woolies stickers are adorable.

Jen said...

I love this line! I've gotten the chance to play with some of it for a guest dt spot. I'm thinking I need more of this yummy line!

Lisa G. said...

love, love, LOVE it!! Beautiful colors :)

~amy~ said...

Oh I tell you, Eskimo Kisses definitely rocks my world...love, love, love that line!

Jenny McGee said...

This is a very cute line. I love it. Thanks for a chance to win.

jaspertoes said...

I just love this! Thanks for all of this information you are putting there! I live in a scrapbooking black hole, and this site is awesome!

Yaritza said...

The product line is awesome. I just love that felt deer. Thanks so much for the chance to win such an amazing prize package.

Lori Renn said...

Beautiful collections and very cute cards! Love them!

Carla said...

OMG!! I have LOVED everything you have created with this line!! Basic Grey is my ALL TIME favorite line of paper and I would love to make some cards with this line!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the last 3 posts on this! Oh, And Happy Birthday to Anne!!

Anat said...

The line is beautiful and your cards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing

Happy Daisy AZ said...

What a super cute collection! I'd love to mix some old and new holiday photos into an album using this line! Thank you for the giveaway!

Lisa J. said...

Those cards are adorable. And the collection.. the fabric brads, the woolies. Heck all of it is magnificent.

Gabi said...

I have been very impressed with all things BG. I really love this line because it doesn't use too much of the traditional colors of Xmas! I'm waiting to buy the whole line till I can find it cheaper than retail, if you know what I mean, but this is definitely on my Christmas list this year!!

Beautiful cards and wonderful reviews as always!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Marti's World said...

I LOVE BG!!! This collection is fabulous and I will definitely be picking this up for my Christmas cards this year. Can't wait!

Becky T. said...

love, love, LOVE it!!! :-)

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous line (and awesome examples too). I am making all my Christmas cards this year, from the Eskimo Kisses line! I love it!

Brenda said...

This is such a pretty collection! The brads alone have me drooling. Love the cards you made - you've inspired me!

~~Mia~~ said...

Wow, awesome cards!!!!

I totally love this line by BG, it is so cute!! Love the woolies!!

Janine Rachau said...

1. Happy Birthday Anne!

2. Your cards are fabulous!!!

3. That line and that prize would most definitely ROCK my world!!!

Have a marvelous day!

Monica said...

I love everything about this line! The colors, patterns and the designs are just so cute and can be used for more than just holiday projects. I think my favorites are the winter house paper, chipboard stickers and the woolies.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I think this line rocks! I love all the new embellishments. Basic Grey always has fun papers.

Love the all the projects too!

Gayle215 said...

I love all of BG's collections, but this one was especially cute!

Etta said...

This line is BEAUTIFUL! I love the fabric covered brads and the woolies. ANd the paper, and the stickers, and the chipboard...ALL OF IT!! I would LOVE to win!

ArlaMo said...

Love the embellishments from this line! The patterned paper was a wee bit purply/pinky for my very boyish family, but that doesn't keep me from loving it!

StephF said...

Love, love, LOVE this line!! Basic Grey always knocks it out of the park.

Shawnna Samples said...

Love this line.
A total MUST HAVE!

Vel said...

It's a very pretty line. I like that it's not a real traditionally colored line.

Julie McD said...

Love it! Can't find it here locally, so I'll have to look on-line if I'm not lucky! :)

NanaBeth said...

Actually it was a take or leave it until you did the reviews. Seeing it in-depth changed my mind. Now it's a must have for sure.

Kristin G. said...

everything looks wonderful. pick me!

Beth said...

Eskimo Kisses is darling & Basic Grey just keeps getting better & better! Love everything done here!

Melissa said...

I have used a bunch of the Eskimo Kisses line for cards and items to sell at an open house....it was beautiful and perfect for the projects. Your cards are stunning. I love the clean lines!

Thanks so much for another giveaway!

Shannon Marie said...

oh this line would be perfect for the scrap-paper Christmas trees I'm doing as gifts this year! No stores sell BG around me that I've found and these papers and embellishments are perfect for it :(

Awesome giveaway!!!

Barb said...

Eskimo Kisses is a definite must have!

Sherry said...

The Eskimo kisses line is adorable! I especially love the woolies...so cute!!

Amy said...

Enormously cute! Thanks for sharing all the great inspiration!

Jodee said...

Love this collection! You made some really awesome cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

The Grounds Family said...

First Happy Birthday Anne! I love Basic Grey and this collection I think is by far my FAVORITE!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Maria said...

This is a great holiday collection!! I haven't seen it here locally either (boo hoo)

Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

Tina said...

I love your cards, they are very cute. This line is great. I just love it. The embellishment rock!!!

Tina

Beedubya said...

You are a card QUEEEEEEEEN! I love them all! ...and i wanna win....LOL!

Hugs,

Brandi

Mabel said...

This is one of my favorite collections, happy, colorful and gorgeous design, really great one by BG

Robinsnest said...

I love this paper line! The colors and designs are so adorable! Thanks for this opportunity to win such a great prize!

jill said...

I love this line because it has a simple artistic and almost vintage feel to it. Beautiful work Basic Grey!

Rebecca said...

I love these colours, so festive:) But they are not your typical holiday colours which is what makes it fun for me. Thanks for the review and chance to win!

Dixie Supler said...

I've always "liked" Basic Grey but recently I've rediscovered them and think their products are "fantastic". They make it so easy to scrapbook, make cards or any other creative expression I might use them for. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jodi said...

Oh my! I am drooling-in-love!

Mikey said...

Love this line....love to win it!

carriegel said...

I love this line, especially the Woolies. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tami said...

Gorgeous cards, Ashley!! I can always count on Basic Grey to WOW me with their products and the Eskimo Kisses line is no exception!

NikkiH said...

I absolutely LOVE this line by Basic Grey, it's one of my favorites now, such fun bright colors and a change from the normal, Christmas/winter feel.I <3 this line! :)

Renee said...

This line is gorgeous!! Love the cards you made.

Nicole said...

I love, love, LOVE this line! My life would be so complete if I had it! :-) Your cards are so gorgeous!!!!

susan m said...

Love, love, love this line!!!

rae said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS Ashley!!! LOVE this darling line ;)

Katie said...

Beautiful cards using a beautiful line!

Kathy A said...

Happy Birthday to You happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday Dear Anne Happy Birthday to you!
I really love Basic Grey and this line is absolutly gorgeous. Would love the opportunity to play with the whole all. Thanks for the chance!!

Stefanie said...

Great cards!

Stacey said...

This is super cute. So creative and colorful...Great job!

joni said...

BG had totally Rocked this line!!! It is beyond cute and I can't wait to get my hands on some of this and make those cute cards and create some awesome LO's this holiday season! Thanks for an awesome opportunity!

mustangkayla said...

I love this line! I just adore the embellies! What fabulous cards!

Terri : Bradford Web Designs, LLC said...

This line rocks! I can't wait to get my hands on some... I particularly love the color combo! :) Your designs are beautiful.

Holly said...

I LOVE BG's embellies. The new stuff they've been coming out with are fantastic!! It's easy to see why they are one of the top companies out there.

Michelle T said...

I love BG, and this line has really grown on me - I would love the complete collection!

AngMomof3 said...

I used products from this line in a class at the Seattle CKC and really liked the unique lace paper and the journaling cards w/ matching overlay transparencies. Fabulous! I'd love to own some of these products for myself.

Melissa said...

I do love this, just like I love all BG. However being in AZ with not many SNOW pics, it would not be on my must have list. Of course, seeing all the awesome cards made with the line, might shift it over to the must have list.

September said...

I have always been a huge fan of Basic Grey and this line is seriously gorgeous. Love it!!! It would rock to use for my Christmas Journal this year!!

Joni Parker said...

All your projects with this set have been gorgeous!! I usually only buy 1 line of xmas paper each year. I think this will be the one. (unless of course, I'm lucky enough to win it!!) Thanks for the review & the giveaway!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These cards are all so beautiful!!TFS!!

mom of fab five said...

it is a fun line and i love the double sided papers. I love the fact that it does not scream Christmas and can be used for a variety of layouts and cards--the embellishments are fun and creative

Ginajam said...

it's all so beautiful!! i especially love the little felties...but i would love to work with all of it :-) happy holidays!

RAE said...

Gorgeous! Can't go wrong with BG, I always say! Seriously love it!

Karen said...

I haven't found anything about any Basic Gray line that I haven't fallen in love with. This one is no exception!

justyolie said...

I love all of BG and this is no excpetion! It's rockin' my world! :)

Rebecca said...

This line is adorable and the cards are fresh and cute without being too cutesy. Love it!

Arjanne said...

I love everything BasicGrey does, but this line is just too cute. That deer is endearing!

Dania said...

I am new to scrapbooking and feel the urge to start making cards too. Your samples are amazing.

Theresa said...

wow, great cards. I love this line. Thanks and Happy Birthday to Anne. =)

Rebecca G said...

This is one of 2 Christmas lines that I'm loving this year. You have made some amazing cards. What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Love all the cards you made, especially that first one. So darling.
I love the woolies, too. That Deer is just darling!
Thanks for the chance to win!

~shellbell78

Julie Overby said...

Ashley, your cards are beautiful!!! Such inspiration! I just love this line from Basic Grey. Thanks for the chance.

moonlightgrrl said...

the very first time i laid eyes on this collection, i wasn't so sure about it, but after seeing all the examples here, it is certainly a MUST HAVE! the embellishments are especially cute... love the woolies and the brads!

Mary said...

I love the cards you made with this collection. That deer is the cutest! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jess Stevens said...

Love this line & all the projects you did are beautiful & very inspiring! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Karen O said...

Love this collection, I can't wait to try it out for myself!

meljensmom said...

I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you showing us all the neat things to do with the papers!

Jingle said...

I am a bit surprised at just how MUCH I like this collection. I've been buying less BG lately because their designs just haven't been my style as of late, but this is great stuff!

Catherine said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty...
Catherine

Scrapycandy said...

Yes perfect! But I don't think I could bring these gorgeous supplies to life the way you did. Amazing!

Meggan said...

When I first saw this line I didn't realize how beautiful it was. Seeing the card examples here I now love it! It's definitely on my Christmas wish list!
M

Anonymous said...

I love , love ,love this line. I am a faithful BG Christmas fan but I think this one is the best one yet. Thanks for sharing!

Not only that I love all the layouts and cards you all have made. I hope I win this, cause it will be the only way I can get it this year.
Jeanne Klohr
jeannek93309@yahoo.com

Ann said...

I've gotten so mixed up with all the Christmas paper to look at this year, I overlooked this one! It is soft and delicate and exactly what I've been looking for!

Dana said...

Love the cards you made! It makes me want to play with those woolies!!!

StampingJan said...

I love the cards and projucts you made. This colection is gorgeous! I don't think I can let this one pass me by. Basic Grey is on the top of my list when I look at their Holiday papers. I was addicted to the Figgy Pudding line over the last two holiday seasaons. Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna OBryan said...

I love the colors in this line and I love what you did with the papers and embellishments.

grammyscraps said...

Wow!! I love every piece of this stuff...gorgeous. Just the thing to get me started making cards!

Natalie said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOH!!! I'm in love too! Your card are just AMAZING! I always love to see them! :) PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!! ;)

julie.schellin said...

for some reason, that green is making me DROOL! I love all thing green, so any collection that includes it make me HAPPY! :)

kim a said...

OK, that little felt reindeer looks just like Rudolph in the Christmas special they play every year, going to have to look for him for a layout and he is very cute on your card!

Veronica said...

Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

gilroy gal said...

Oh the lusciousness of it all! What beautiful cards and tags. Makes me want to make my own Christmas cards, even tho I don't have the time to attempt it!

What beautiful papers and embellies!

nina said...

Happy BD Anne!
I've really enjoyed your spotlight on Eskimo Kisses, especially your layouts. I think the papers are really sweet, and the coordinating brads are great! How can you not love a line with such a cute name...?

Jennifer said...

Super cute line!

Juls said...

I love all things Basic Grey and the projects you created are beautiful!!

Nancy L. said...

LOVE the cards you've made with this collection, just so cute! thanks!

Scrappergal in Idaho said...

I love the woolies and stickers. The colors are bright and cheery .. perfect for a winter day.

Courtney ;-) said...

I absolutely adore this line! MUST HAVE IT! :)

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Insight from Geniuses - love it
I love this line - I was really disappointed that Archivers didn't have it in stock yet last Friday when I stopped there. I don't get to LSS much any more because so many have closed here in Michigan and this was definitely a line I was looking for

Amy said...

Love those little cards you made!!! This has given me so many ideas for my own Christmas cards this year! Especially the last circle one! Love it! Thanks so much!!!

Amie said...

Wow, it is a pretty line!

Jenn said...

Rockin Christmas cards! Love that deer

Danielle Holsapple said...

I have loved all the eye candy you have shown off this week!!!! Count me in on the chance to win this amazing giveaway!!!!

{Sarah} said...

I absolutely love this pack!! I've saved all of your reviews for inspiration, you girls have made some gorgeous things with this!!

GinniG said...

Pass this up??? HOW could you pass this up??? NEVER!!! I need it ALL! Hehe! And I LOVE the "Eskimo Kisses" title! Having lived in Alaska for 5 years before moving to Florida it's totally appropriate for my family's pages! Basic Grey is my ALL TIME FAVORITE line of papers and this is one of the BEST!!! Keep up the great work!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous cards Ashley! I love BasicGrey! They are my all time favourite manufacturer!

Veronica said...

OMG! I think I need to wipe the drool off my laptop! Darn! Wish my Mike's would get some of this line!
Very purdy!!!

scrappermimi said...

This really is a fabulous line! Great Colors!!!! TFS!

hfolvik said...

I love basic grey and this is just another reason why I love it. This line is what Christmas should be - I love the colors and the cute little reindeer. It reminds me of the original rudolph the red nose reindeer that they show every year on tv. I can't wait to get my hands on this line. Love it!!

Denise said...

Didn't know if I would like all the pinks, but I have to say it is gorgeous in all the projects you made. I look forward to seeing the line in person and buying a bunch.

Vicky M. said...

This is an outstanding collection. I can see lots of cards, scrapbooking pages and papercrafts being made with it.

Cynthia B. said...

Why yes, it DOES rock my world! So pretty! I love Christmas, and I love this line - esp. the felt pieces. THanks for the chance to win!

PamS said...

I love the cards that you made with this collection. I think that I will have to do some scraplifting. And this line is just so cute.

Jaime said...

I think this line is wonderful. Can't wait to get my hands on it. It would make great christmas pages

klasickewpie said...

I love all things Basic Grey and Eskimo Kisses makes me pucker up my lips ready to smooch each and every piece. Enjoyed your three part highlight of this line.

Jewel said...

Everytime I see pictures of Eskimo Kisses, I love it more and more. I love the softer colors that would work for more than just Christmas. And who can resist that adorable felt deer?!

Robin said...

Basic Grey knocked it out of the park again! Love it.

~Robin
rockinreddrobin@yahoo.com
www.robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper

Brianna said...

Adorable! Love this line!

PattiM said...

Adorable cards! LOve this collection, so cute.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Sammie said...

I'll be honest, I'm not usually much of a fan of Basic Grey, but I think this collection is so cute! I actually bought a few of the papers at my LSS the other day!

Donna S. said...

Great cards. I would love to make some!

Penny Smith said...

It's very pretty... not sure if it is three posts nice...
We get it.
You like BG Eskimao Kisses.
(I am saying that in a teasing tone, keep in mind.)

Shemaine Smith said...

Amazing cards! What a fab giveaway!!!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love this line and wish I could get my hands on some. Those are some adorble you cards you made with it. :D

SmartandSassy said...

The embellishments for the Eskimo Kisses line make these cards look splendidly expensive and difficult to make but are actually NEITHER! I will really get to fool my friends when I make my holiday cards this year. Can't wait to get ahold of them!

love scrapping said...

I love this line...it's perfect for Xmas/winter pics and cards!!

Lisa Cutler said...

What cute stuff!

Cassi said...

it took me some time to warm up to these cold kisses, but now i'm in love with the line! thanks for the opp to win TSR!

skgberry said...

I love it; I just have not seen it in person anywhere yet.

Anonymous said...

whooh love the cards you made with this pretty line!

Hester

connie said...

I love this line! thanks for all the beautiful projects and inspiration.

Jackie said...

oooh this is such a beautiful line! Thanks for the chance to win ♥

Erin said...

I love love love Basic Grey. They come up with something awesome every time I turn around.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Erin
ema12779@gmail.com

Jenny said...

I LOVE this line! That little reindeer is just the cutest lil thing!! And GREAT cards!

topkatnz said...

just loving that cute retro look~!

Anonymous said...

What is not to love. Basic Grey rocks!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

OMG!!!!! love it love it love it!!!!!

stinker said...

yup, this collection definitely rocks my world! i'm always a fan of the BasicGrey christmas collections and this one is my favorite ever :) your cards are fabulous!

Linda said...

I love every single paper and embellie that Basic Grey puts out, but this surpasses them all. Love those woolies.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Love this line, will definitely be picking some (more) up!

Love your gorgeous cards too!

Jen said...

Oh, this line makes me warm and fuzzy...I love those woolies and brads and...
Thanks for the chance!
Jen in AZ

Anonymous said...

Awesome review Ashley!
I can honestly say that this line did not WOW me when I first laid eyes on it... But after seeing all the projects I am reconsidering my original opinion!!!
Thats why I love this site so much!
Diane Cooper
diane7@rogers.com

Erika M. said...

Totally love this collection - This is my favorite Basic Grey line by far!!!!! Love all your lovely creations - here's crossing my fingers to win!

Amy Bender said...

Loving the colors! Would be great fun to play with!

barb s said...

Thanks for the chance to win this collection. I think the colors are just fabulous.

Debby said...

Put me in. I'm loving what I see. BG does it again. I love your projects.

Tammy Jackson said...

Such a lovely collection! Beautiful cards too!

Kim M said...

This line is definitely on my wish list and I just ADORE those little woolies, they are sooo cute!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet line this is. A def on the wish list
Lynda in calif

jennie said...

yep, need it. Gotta have it. Its just too pretty to pass up!

Christine said...

This paper is so beautiful! As usual, Basic Grey has done an awsome job!

Blessings,
Christine

Charlie B said...

love it!!
jill b

gudrun said...

Oh, I LOVE this LINE!! Thank you for the opportunity to win :) :)

Scrapamum said...

I love this collection. The Woolies are my favorite! I just love he great colors.

Linda Peterson said...

What absolutely beautiful cards---thanks for so many great ideas!

Michelle*G said...

This is one of my favorite holiday releases from BG! Love the color scheme! And now that I've seen your projects, I'm going to have to get the chipboard I passed up when I bought my first collection set. I've already reserved another set with my LSS. Time for another call! :)

JennV said...

I think it is a beautiful line! I especially like its versatility in that it can used for Christmas or winter or whatever layouts! And those felt embellishments are SO CUTE!

Musings by Me said...

I love this line! I'll definitely be looking for it at my LSS.

julieann said...

This line is so cute and I love that it is not traditional red & green:)

Stephanie said...

I think BG has really hit the nail on the head with this collection! It is super cute and very versatile. I love the woolies and the cute chipboard pieces the best I think. TFS your ideas and talent with us!

jillconyers said...

I love it! The colors and the variety of patterns are awesome. For the past few years I've used BG for my Christmas cards. Looks like this year will be no different :)

IS said...

I love this line! It rocks! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Rebecca said...

I love everything from Basic Grey and this line is no different.

Moe said...

I love it! I Love the soft colors for Christmas, pink and pale green. Way to go Basic Grey!

lisa808 said...

I love embellishments!

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday Anne! Hope you had a great day!
Basic Grey is my favorite line of paper and wow, love the whole line. Your cards are gorgeous. My favorite is the circle scalloped card. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the pearl accent. Thank you for sharing your work!

Kelly said...

These cards are gorgeous!!

Susan McRae said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the layered snowflake!

Nathalie said...

It is such a beautiful collection I would love to play with it and make cards just like yours! They are gorgeous!!!!

Sheila said...

This line rocked... i have purchased a couple pieces, but most stores near me are already out of it!!!

Rachael said...

I'm really excited about this line. I just love the woolies!

Sandra said...

I believe I love everything Basic Grey makes - this is no exception!
Thanks for the fun.
Sandra

Jenny said...

love love love!

Rhonda said...

I love it!!!!

Angela said...

Initially, the line didn't do much for me, but after seeing all the cute stuff you've done with the product, it's grown on me a lot. I can definitely see myself using it.

Anonymous said...

Such an adorable line! I love the deer and the papers are great! You do an amazing job on your samples.

Leessa

Carol said...

I do love their work!! The colors are wonderful and the variety in the line is awesome!! Gotta love Basic Grey!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is a super fun line!! I'd love to win it. I can just imagine all the fabulous stuff I could create!!

Latrice said...

This line is so fun and whimsical! I must have it! Great project Ashley and I love how versitle you made it. Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would just love this in my stash and hope you sometimes have winners in the UK!

Sylvia

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous love it. TFS

cassie said...

love love love this! thanks so much for a chance to win.

Theresa said...

Basic Grey paper and products are always some of my favorites, so that's a no brainer for me.

But your examples - tres magnifique! Awesome use of the products - definitely some scrap lifting going to take place here!

Debbie said...

Awesome. I love Basic Grey and loved all the samples on how to use the line.

I would love to win this.Thanks for the great giveaway

debbie peysen

Chrispea said...

I love this line, it's absolutely the cutest! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Anonymous said...

Just another great collection from Basic Grey. They seem to never disappoint. I think it is one of the best Christmas collections this year.

Stacie

Kimberly said...

Love love love it! Total BG addicted!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

First of all, basic grey is my favorite paper company! They did not disappoint me either because I love this paper and their embellishments!

marla said...

Yes this line definitely ROCKS!! I LOVE BASIC GREY!!!!1

Angela Lee said...

I asbolutely love the embellishments and cards. I have to admit I have a soft spot for Rudolf!!!!

Joli said...

I have been enjoying all the projects you made with the line!!! It all turned out great!

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