Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share both of my creations with you today!

For my Father’s Day cards, I chose two different versions of a similar card layout featuring products from the Country Club and Come Sail Away Suites! The Country Club Suite is perfect for Father’s Day cards, but not everyone is a golfer, so I also chose to use the Come Sail Away Suite as an alternative card for my family and friends that I will be sending cards to.

For the Country Club card, your base layer will be this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. You will also need to cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼” and this alternative design from the DSP at ¾” x 5 ¼”:

Adhere the 1” strip of Basic Black cardstock along the bottom of the DSP base layer and then adhere the alternative DSP design as shown:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use Night of Navy and Poppy Parade cardstock to cut one of each with the V-shaped vine piece.

2. Use the second largest Layering Oval Die to cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock and emboss with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.

3. Use Basic Gray ink to stamp the golf club four times on Whisper White cardstock and use the coordinating die to cut out.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating “shield shape” die.

5. Use the small three golf balls die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

To assemble the “centerpiece”, use a dimensional to adhere the sentiment to the middle of the embossed oval cardstock, adhere the vine pieces together, with the Night of Navy on top, and cut mini dimensionals in half to adhere this piece around the sentiment, and then adhere the golf clubs to the backside of the embossed oval cardstock:

This piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals:

I used glue dots to adhere the three golf balls in-between the golf clubs and then adhered this completed base layer to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of the DSP design used for the base layer along the side, and stamp the sentiment in Memento ink:

For my alternative card using Come Sail Away, the dimensions for the DSP and the Night of Navy cardstock are the same as above:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the seagrass die to cut out one piece in Sahara Sand and one piece in Mossy Meadow cardstocks.

3. Cut a piece of Vellum cardstock with the same oval die and emboss with the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, inked with Balmy Blue ink.

4. Use one of the Sail Away Trinkets.

To assemble, I layered and adhered the seagrass to the Vellum cardstock, adhered the lighthouse on top, and used glue dots to adhere the trinket on the side. I placed adhesive on the backside of the Vellum cardstock behind the seagrass and lighthouse to adhere this piece to the DSP base layer:

For the inside, the cardstock and DSP strip are the same, but the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays, stamped in Night of Navy ink:

Which card is your favorite?? These are two alternative ideas that your recipient will surely love! When creating the Come Sail Away card, I wanted to use a sentiment that could be for friends or family, but still wishing them a Happy Father’s Day, and I thought the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays was perfect! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Mother’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Mary Bush  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Lori Mueller  
6. Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps  
7. Cindi Clarke  
8. Lori McBride  
9. Danette Herrera  
10. Oksana Semenska  
11. Gigi Melone  
12. Kim Quade  
13. Traci Raether  
14. Linda Cullen  
15. JaNette Hodges Howard

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A Tropical Oasis Birthday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card made with the Tropical Oasis Suite! The weather may (or may not) be warming up, so why not send a beautiful birthday card to make someone’s day with a tropical theme? Today’s card is not only quick and easy to make, but it also uses up the beautiful Tropical Oasis DSP! This will give you room for all the new and gorgeous Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! 

The base layer is this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut this other design from the DSP at 3” x 3” and then cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to layer under the DSP.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tropical in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

3. Stamp the pineapple and palm tree stamps on Sahara Sand cardstock in Early Espresso ink and cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Use one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets, for this card I used one of the palm leaves, but any of them would work.

5. Cut a 4 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim and use your fingers to fray the ends and to slightly pull the sides of the trim, making it loose.

The trim on the top is how it would be and the trim on the bottom is after I frayed the ends and stretched it from the sides.

For the centerpiece, adhere the DSP and cardstock layers together, adhere the cut-out palm trees to the DSP, adhere the sentiment on top, along the bottom of the trees, adhere the cut-out pineapple towards the corner, and use a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the corner of the die cut sentiment piece:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Braided Burlap Trim to the middle of the DSP base layer:

Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment centerpiece to the DSP, over the burlap trim:

This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP (same design as the base layer) along the bottom:

Isn’t this a fun and tropical birthday card?? I wasn’t sure if combining two different DSP designs would work, but I do like how this card turned out! If you notice, the base layer is not my typical 4″ x 5 1/4″ cut, that is because the piece of DSP I was using measured 5″ x 12″, so I just adjusted the measurement! The stamp set and dies will be carrying over into the new catalog, but the DSP, trinkets, and burlap trim will not, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Farewell to the 2018-2020 In Colors!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the Timeless Tulips Bundle and the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors! I really wanted to give these fun and bright colors “one last card” as they will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so I thought using the Timeless Tulips Bundle would be perfect for a final farewell card! As excited as I am for the new 2020-2022 In Colors, I’m also sad to see these colors go! They are so bright and cheerful, so why not make a bright and cheerful tulip get well card??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, and then I “dragged” my Crumb Cake ink pad across the embossed cardstock (left to right and top to bottom):

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Labels Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Call Me Clove ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch.

3. Use enough Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon to tie into a bow along the bottom of the embossed base layer.

4. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large tulip in Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel ink, using the coordinating punch to cut out.

5. Stamp the leaf in Call Me Clover ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and use the punch to cut out (not pictured).

On the die cut Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the small tulip in Pineapple Punch and the medium tulip in Grapefruit Grove inks. I then placed the two punched out tulips on the cardstock to see if I wanted anymore tulips stamped, which I did not:

I created a mask for the small and the medium tulips so I could stamp the stems in Call Me Clover ink:

Leaving the masks on the tulips, I used the smaller of the three leaves in Call Me Clover ink to do some additional fill-in:

Remove the two masks, adhere one leaf each to the large tulips and then adhere with dimensionals:

This piece is adhered to the embossed base layer, the ribbon is tied into a bow, and the sentiment is adhered with a dimensional:

This completed piece is adhered to a Call Me Clover cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Call Me Clover ink and the tulips the same color as the card front, starting with the small tulip on the end:

Isn’t this a bright and cheerful card? So, which color are you going to miss the most? For me, it’s a toss-up between Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. Now, if you were to ask me what color would be my favorite when they first came out, I would have told you Grapefruit Grove! It’s funny to me how you think one color may be your favorite, but as time goes on, it can change! The only products that are carrying over are the stamp set, coordinating tulip punch, and dies, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun “Mix it up Monday” card featuring two product suites, Peaceful Poppies and Country Club! Don’t you just love it when you can get more out of your products suites to create a completely different card? This can give you the opportunity to combine different colors and textures! I really wanted to create a card with the Poppy Moment Dies outside of the color combinations from the suite and use a few items that are on the retirement list, so I thought the Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, and gray color combination would be perfect!

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smaller label die from Painted Labels Dies.

2. Stamp the small poppy stamp on Vellum cardstock in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with White Embossing Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. For the leaves, use Basic Gray cardstock for the two bottom pieces and Smoky Slate for the two top pieces, these will be adhered together.

4. For the large poppy, use the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock for the large die, Rococo Rose cardstock for the petal outline, Petal Pink cardstock for the large stamen, and Rose Glimmer Paper for the small stamen.

5. You will need one each of the 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm In Color Faceted Dots, not pictured.

This is what the large poppy and two leaves will look like after adhering all the layers together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Adhere the two base layers together, the leaves to the DSP layer, and use a dimensional (behind the poppy center) to adhere the large poppy:

I used a glue dot behind the center of the smaller poppies to adhere them to the DSP and then dimensionals for the sentiment piece:

This piece is then adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, and then added the three Rococo Rose Faceted Dots:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side:

Don’t you love how this card turned out? I love the color combination of Rococo Rose and Petal Pink! I chose not to use a sentiment for the inside of the card because it could really be used for a variety of occasions or you can leave it blank and simply write your note. The DSP, Faceted Dots, and Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock (Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock) are all on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Sepia Tropical theme for Mother’s Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a different kind of Mother’s Day card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite in sepia tone! Recently, I’ve seen a few sepia tone cards, which I thought were stunning, and wanted to give it a try making a card from the Tropical Oasis Suite. After I finally finished designing this card, I took it up just a bit by adding some “worn” touches to the paper with my snips and bone folder and then a touch of glimmer with my Wink of Stella pen. 

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. I used my snips to “rough up” each side of the cardstock and DSP and then used my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends along each edge:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. A 4” piece of the Braided Linen Trim.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the leaf three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen along the veins of the leaves. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

3. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flower three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen around the middle of the flower. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

4. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella Pen over the leaves and trunk. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

5. Use the letter M from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out two pieces from the Gold Foil Sheet. You will also need the flower from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets in place of the O in MOM.

6. Use your Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend to color nine of the 3mm (or smallest) Pearl Basic Jewels. Three will be placed in the center of the palm trees (for a total of six) and then one each in the middle of the flowers. I like doing this to the palm trees, makes it seem like there are coconuts in the trees!

I adhered the two base layers together, used glue dots on the trunk of the trees to adhere to the DSP, and then Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the bottom. I also “roughed up” the edges of the burlap trim with my fingertips:

I alternated adhering the leaves and the flowers to the DSP with glue dots, adhered the end M (closest to the leaf), adhered the other M, and then the trinket in the middle with a glue dot. I didn’t want to flatten out the leaves and flowers, so I used a glue dot in the middle of the backside of the flowers and towards the bottom of the backside of the leaf:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”, a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP, rough up the edges with your snips like the card front, adhere the layers together, adhere the DSP strip along the bottom and stamp the sentiment form Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon ink:

How do you like this sepia toned card? You can easily make this same card for another occasion, just simple switch up the sentiments! Sadly, the only products carrying over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog are the stamp set, coordinating dies, and the Saddle Brown Stazon ink pad, but the stamp set and die bundle will not. I personally love the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and will miss it! Remember, any products that are on the retirement are only available while supplies last!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Add a little sparkle to your Mother’s Day card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful Mother’s Day card with some added sparkle! While this card has a poppy theme, you can easily personalize it with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! Mom? Grandma? Nana? Meme? Mother? I specifically left room so that you can use the dies for whom you are sending this card to! There are times that we want to make “that extra special” card and Mother’s Day is one of those occasions!

The base layer for this card is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The next layer is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP (this is the front and back) cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. Along the 3 ¾” side, you will want to cut at 2”, giving you one piece at 2” x 5” and the other at 1 ¾” x 5”, the 1 ¾” x 5” is the bottom or the striped design of the DSP:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. A 5” piece of Braided Burlap Trim.

2. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut the name from Silver Glimmer Paper. For this card, I used “mom”.

3. Use Old Olive cardstock to stamp the leaf from Painted Poppies stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink four times and cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Use the smaller poppy solid die from Poppy Moments Die to cut out two pieces from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

5. Use the coordinating outline die and the smaller stamen die from the set to cut out two of each from Basic Black cardstock. You can use the base layer cardstock for this (keep it towards the middle of the cardstock) as the DSP will cover this.

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the Basic Black outline and stamen piece to the Blackberry Bliss solid base and since I had some “glue smudges” on the Blackberry Bliss cardstock, I used my Wink of Stella Pen to hide that. I adhered two leaves to the back one poppy as shown:

I adhered the DSP layer to the base layer and adhered the Braided Ribbon Trim with Tear & Tape across the cutline:

I placed dimensionals on each side of the Braided Linen Trim to adhere the poppies to the card front:

I tried something different to adhere the die cut letter, Foam Adhesive Strip! I found this easier than cutting down mini dimensionals, place it on the thicker sides of the letter “m” and the thicker part of the letter “o”:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” to adhere on top, a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the side, and stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes in Blackberry Bliss ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful card?? You could even use this card layout for other occasions, change the DSP and/or colors, and add a sentiment on the front instead of die cut letters! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Mother’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

With Mother’s Day just a couple weeks away, now is a good time to get started on your cards and crafts! When it comes to Mother’s Day, do you send cards to your friends and family (aside from your mother, MIL, and/or grandmother(s))? I sure do! This is a great way to let them know that you are thinking of them and honoring them on Mother’s Day, especially now! With the supplies I used, I will show you how to make multiples of a truly lovely card to send out.

The base layer is Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The vellum cardstock is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing folder, on the lighter (or smooth) side of the vellum cardstock. What that means is, the lighter side of the cardstock is facing the side of the EF that has the logo and line:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in Lovely Lipstick in on a ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock, trimming any excess off. This is a great way to use those ½” strips from when you cut your Whisper White cardstock down to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Using this design from the Best Dressed 6” x 6” DSP, use the fourth largest (or fourth smallest, or the middle size) layering Stitched Rectangle Die.

3. On a piece of Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss this stamp from Beautiful Moments stamp set in Shimmer White Embossing Powder. The image is then cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Label Dies.

4. You will also need three Champagne Rhinestone Jewels, not pictured.

The heat embossed image is adhered to the middle of the DSP and I used the three rhinestones in the center of the flowers on the DSP. I first adhered the sentiment with dimensionals along the bottom of the embossed vellum and then adhered the DSP layer with dimensionals. Adhering the sentiment first helped make sure I evenly adhere all pieces to the embossed vellum base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Lovely Lipstick cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, placing the adhesive behind the sentiment and DSP pieces:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in Lovely Lipstick ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of the same DSP design as the card front along the bottom:

Isn’t this a beautiful card? I chose to heat emboss the image on the card front with the Shimmer White Emboss Powder because I felt it tied into the inside sentiment. Now, when you use 6” x 6” and the Stitched Rectangle Die, you can get two pieces from the DSP when you cut the pieces out side by side. This will then leave just under a 2” strip of DSP, which I cut two ¾” strips to adhere to the inside cardstock, trimming off the excess. I had three pieces of this DSP left, so I was able to make a total of six cards!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Easter Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Dawn Seelhoff with Dawn’s INKlings  
3. Tina Wardell~Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Luly Gonzalez  
6. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
7. Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps  
8. Lori McBride  
9. Gianna Melone  
10. JaNette Howard  
11. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
12. Kim Quade  
13. Rachael Rife  
14. Karen Page

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