Thursday, July 11, 2013

Close to My Heart Artiste Circle Swing Card

 One more swing card!  This one is for my dad's upcoming 78th birthday (btw, I was born late in my dad's life...ok, maybe not that late...but a little late, wink).
Using the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge, I cut today's card at 5-1/2" which makes into a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card (see above, page 52).  
The corresponding circle can be found also on the same cartridge on page 48 and the cream circle was cut at 2-1/2" and the brown circle was cut at 2-3/4".
Both the scalloped circle (cut at 3") and the "78" (cut at 1-1/2", welded) came from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge but both a similar font and scalloped circle can be substituted out using the free Cricut Craft Room Basics set of images found in the Cricut Craft Room online program.
I was asked in the comments how I figured out which shapes went with these different swing cards.  Basically, it's a bit of trial and error made much easier by using the Cricut Craft Room online program to easily size the layers and see how they fit.  For more information about sizing layers in the Cricut Craft Room, including a video, click HERE.  

Another way this could be done is by looking through the handbooks, knowing that Art Philosophy has a very wide variety of shapes, using a ruler and measuring the height of the corresponding shape on the cut out card, and then dialing that into the Cricut and testing it out.

Please email me at joyster110@gmail.com if you have more questions or anytime you have a question. Sometimes I forget to answer questions found in the comments in my next post - I will try and do better!

Click HERE to purchase the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge bundle, which includes 3 stamp sets (see photo below).
I used the CTMH Perfect Fit - Birthday stamp set to stamp the "Happy Birthday" on the card

One more thing: I found out that the New Consultant Kit that you receive when you sign up to be a Close to My Heart Consultant has been updated!  Take a look below:
The New Consultant Essentials kit contains over $155 worth of product and you get it for $49 (plus ship and tax).  That alone is reason to sign up - the kit value, over 60% off if you bought the items separately!  Here's what's inside:

               Workshop on the Go Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit (#G1065)
               Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements (#X7170C)
               Paisley Perfect Stamp Set (#C1556)
               Cityscape Stamp Set (#D1563)
               Swirls Around Stamp Set (#D1551)
               3" x 3" Acrylic Block (#Y1006)
               Petite Perks A Touch of Fall Stamp Set (#W2026)
               Black Ink Pad (#Z2105)
               Gypsy Ink Pad (#Z2190)
               Spinner (#Z1832)
               Reflections Scrapbook Program How To Manual (#9037) - full of layout sketches!
               Originals Card Program How To Manual (#9036) - full of card sketches!
               Autumns/Winter 2013 Paper Samples (#W1125)
               Close to My Heart cardstock swatches (#W471)
               3 Autumn Winter 2013 Idea Books
               5 Customer Order Forms
               5 Hostess Forms
               Intro Letter

Also, this month, my upline Noreen is offering a wonderful giveaway to everyone who joins the team in the month of July - THREE people will win a $100 CTMH shopping spree!


Want to save 22% on the NEW 
Cricut Close to My Heart Artbooking 
cartridge bundle and get it right away?
Become a Close to My Heart Consultant!
Sample Mini Book Made with Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - photo by CTMH
The Cricut Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge bundle includes all shown above (3 large sized matching stamp sets, cartridge and handbook) PLUS 3 sheets of matching chipboard elements and is not available to the general public until August 1, 2013.


Check out my top 12 Reasons to become a CTMH consultant and my post about how you can save 22% on the new Cricut Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge bundle.

Also, please feel free to email me at joyster110@gmail.com with any questions!

Join My Team today! It's easy to do electronically.

1) Go to my website HERE.
2) Click on "Let's Get Started".
3) It will take you to the application.
4) It should only take 5 minutes to complete the application.
5) You should receive a confirmation email from CTMH in a few days or sometimes even immediately.  Then, using the email/username and password you entered on your application, you'll have access to the website on the consultant side. You will receive your kit in about a week.

Here is this week's giveaway:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - How hot is it where you live? It was over 100 degrees here yesterday and today - summer has finally hit Texas!  Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

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That's it!



Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 14, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Allow 2-4 weeks to receive.
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88 comments:

  1. Hot, Hot, Hot here in Louisiana. Been in the 90's but feels like the
    100's

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  2. Oh my another awesome swing card!! You are something else dear Joy gosh I can't even say it enough how much I love what you've been doing with these 2 cartridges you have truly added so much extra awesome "JOY" to my crafting with the CTMH cartridges thanks soooo mucho for this gosh girl yo sure are having tons of fun and paying forward how awesome are you!!!!!

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  3. So pretty...no, not to hot...mid 80's.(Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada)

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  4. Oh wow love the card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us

    Luria

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  5. Loving all the swing cards!!!

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  6. Thanks for the info on the swing cards Joy. Sure do enjoy getting your talent in my inbox every morning. It is very hot here in OK in the 100's.

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  7. It is only in the 80s but the humidity and the rain just won't stop. So it is miserable. Love the swing card.

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  8. Thanks Joy for another great swing card tutorial. I have some birthdays coming up and will be giving this a try.

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  9. Another great swing card. It has been in the upper 80's here and we are being deluged with rain. Today the rain has stopped and it is only supposed to be in the upper 70's

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  10. Our weather in Ok has been milder this summer. We are thankful!
    Thanks to you, Joy, for sharing your wonderful cards.

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  11. Another great swing card Joy! I actually got busy last night and made one for my son from yesterday's instructions and it turned out fantastic!

    Tracy Godfrey

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  12. I love your inspiration to do different cards and this is so fun! Thank you!

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  13. It was a perfect 73 yesterday but supposed to warm up to the low 80's his weekend. Thanks Joy for all the inspiration! I get so excited when I see a new post from you.

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  14. I am just loving these swing cards!!

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  15. Love your father's birthday card. Mid 90's here with 100% humidity. Hot, hot, hot! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  16. Today it will be 83 degrees, with a slight breeze. A perfect day to open the window and get out the scrapbooking stash and create the day away! But tomorrow the temp is on the rise, up to 88, and it keeps going up for the next few days. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome products!

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  17. It was 100 yesterday, but it is supposed to cool off a little today! Love the swing cards! Thanks so much!

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  18. It's not the heat, it's the humidity....sticky, sticky, sticky here this morning. I've enjoyed all the flip cards this week.

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  19. LOVE all the swing cards you have made this week! And they are easy - especially when you have already figured out the correct sizes! Thanks for sharing! Beverly K

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  20. Thanks Joy for the video on your swing card. I'm getting to know the Artiste cart because of your videos.

    vickiesscrappings.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this card, thanks so much for showcasing the CTMH/Cricut cartridges, they are my go-to's! I actually made a swing card for my Dads birthday too after seeing your swing card yesterday. It's in the high 80s here!

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  22. The 'First few years' cartridge is so cute. Eventually I will have grandchildren and it will be perfect!!!!! In the meantime there are so many other things on this cartridge that can be used is everyday scrapping.

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  23. it is in the high 80's here and very humid! these are great cards, really enjoyed the ideas for the swing cards,

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  24. It's only 7 am now. Rained last night some. Very strange weather here in So. Cal. Just not sure how the day will go. Humid.... strange. It never rains in California...

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  25. This is so cute! It has been in the 80's here!

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  26. It is the 80's where I live in South Carolina. However, we have had lots of rain and the humidity is high. I love summertime and the daily blessings it brings to my life, such as...the smell of fresh clothes off the clothesline, fresh vegetables from the garden, Summer weekend suppers with family on the deck and in the pool and even the rain because God sends Rainbows!! Thanks for offering this giveaway. Blessings to you!

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  27. It's only been in the 80's here in Northern Kentucky, but it's been awful humid! We've had a whole lot of rain in the last couple of weeks also. Am loving the swing cards!

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  28. Super cute cards! Thanks for always taking the time to do videos:) Outstanding job always!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  29. I live in Minnesota, and while we've had some warm (90s)and humid weather, it is GORGEOUS this week - mid-80s, low humidity and sunny! Perfect for getting out to one of our 15,000 lakes. Love your new swing card. I definitely need to try one making one of these.

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  30. Here in NJ it is hot and humid but it is cloudy with on and off rain today. Great swing card!!

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  31. Here in AR it's been HOT HOT HOT!!! It was over 100 yesterday, so I stay inside when at all possible :) Love this style card! Too cute!

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  32. Great card today! I'm in Ohio and it's in the low 70's today. But it has been very hot and humid the last few weeks :)

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  33. Great card! Even though our temperatures are below 90 degrees, the humidity is making it pretty miserable!

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  34. Weare in the 70's today--love it.

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  35. I am loving your swing card series! It was hot the past 2 days here, but rain, rain, rain! Now we are back in a cool stretch. I actually like it somewhat hot...about 85 is perfect for me!
    Teresa

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  36. Still loving the swing cards. Indiana is going to be hot ( in the 80's) and also humid. It makes it hard for people who have any type of breathing problems.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  37. I'm in Michigan and it is getting warmer, so high 80's. Love this card, so pretty!

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  38. I'm in Michigan and it is getting warmer, so high 80's. Love this card, so pretty!

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  39. I live in Missouri where we sometimes call it 'Misery.' Yesterday was a good day because it rained in the morning. It just cooled down last Tuesday's heat when heat index was at 110.

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  40. I live in the Southern tip of Ohio. It hasn't been that hot yet, like last year, around 80-85 or so. The rain never stops, though. It has rained every day for over a month. Very unusual for us. I love your videos, but also like the instructions where I can print them off. Thank you for sharing you ideas, and I especially want to make this latest card for a friend, whose birthday is next week. Guess that tells you I have this cartridge, well both of them!

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  41. You are on a roll with these swing cards. another terrific one. TFS.
    It is in the high 70s-mid 80s here.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email follower)

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  42. Hi, Joy I have been on bed rest for about 3 or 4 week now. So I haven't been outside but my son say it has been hot but not really hot to want to go and jump in the river after work to get cool off before coming home. But it is nice to hear how the rest of the world is handling the summer weather
    Have a great day :-)
    Delama

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  43. Wow, that is a great card! It is in the 80s and humid here this week.

    Leslie
    cacrapper at gmail dot com

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  44. Love your swing cards...I even had to make a couple of birthday ones. They are so fun. It's been in the 90's here in Utah, but the next couple of days will be in the 80s...great weather for my granddaughter's softball tournament!

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  45. Very cool man card! They are so hard to make for me. Not so much hot here as all the rain is making it very humid.

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  46. very cool guy card, it's pretty hot here today in MB Canada.

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  47. Finally a break from the rain! We see the sun and more tolerable temperatures in Westerville, Ohio!! Love your card craft ideas!

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  48. It's been under 100 here in Illinois, but super HUMID. Hate humidity. We've finally cooled down a bit. I would love to win a new cart!
    Elaine S.

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  49. I live in south Louisiana, so its been super hot here, high 90's! Love that card, I have to get that cartridge and thinking really hard about signing up to be a demo..maybe you can pull my leg a little more:)

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  50. Love this cartridge! I have just really begun making cards after scrapping for several years. I love how it is a short project that i can fit in between all the other projects, jobs and errands that i have to do! Plus my "real" job--the one that has a paycheck attached. LOL I have a group of 4 friends and we all scrap together. we share our cricut cartridges around all the time and that way I have a better excuse to purchase--you KNOW that I will share it, therefore it actually costs LEss in the long run. LOL

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  51. I think I like videos better, so you can actually see how it is put together and cut, directions sometimes can be confusing. Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  52. also a texan...hot, hot, hot!

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  53. We've had ALOT of rain, so it has caused the temperature to be in the 80's, opposed to 90 and up here in Georgia. Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge.

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  54. Here in southeast Indiana we just got through a monsoon and lower temps - finally made it to the 90's. Haven't even been in the pool yet (too cold for me). Thanks for another chance to win.

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  55. I think this new cartridge is awesome - making completing my grandchildrens books will be a snap. Would enjoy adding this one to my collection.
    Thanks
    Indiana Gram Karen
    kswickcmc@yahoo.com

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  56. It's been 100 or close to it here south of Houston for several weeks - then we get a day of rain in the middle to make everything steam... fun! but it sure beats snow.

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  57. I'm also in Texas and the heat went into the 100's.It was not the heat that bothered me but the humidity. The air was so thick. Yuck! This is a good time to spend time inside and work on some cards.

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  58. This is soooo cute! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  59. It's hot today but the humidity is low so it feels wonderful after the last couple of days and the bonus?! It's NOT Raining!!! We got a months worth of rain last week.

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  60. How fun love the card and the fun tutorials/hints on the cartridges. Right now its only 68 with a high of 80 here in MI

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  61. Love your swing cards. It hit 100 degrees here in Denver yesterday. Supposed to be hot through the weekend.

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  62. I'm in love with all these new carts especially your giveaway!! Would LOVE to get my hands on one of them! Anyways I'm in Northern California and the weather has been funny lately...not too hot...it's been about the mid 80's if that!! Can't complain!!

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  63. I really like the new cartridge coming out, it will be added to my wish list. I'm in Wisconsin and it is 80 degree today, humidity is down today but will be back up for the next week and in the high 80's to 90's - I can stand the hot but hate when the humidity is high.

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  64. Like the card and I'm sure your Dad will as well. Yes, the over 100's here in Texas. I prefer winter time myself. Don't care much for the heat!
    Thanks!

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  65. Another nice card! It was hard pressed to get to 80 today in the east. Grey and rainy all day.

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  66. Great card, I love the number paper you used as the base - I'm always at a loss of how to use that type of paper but yours looks awesome! Its been in the low 90s the last couple of days, its been a nice break from the 100s we had last week, so I hope it continues!

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  67. It reached 102 last week, and that's super-hot. I normally can brag to my friends that my summers never average over 95 degrees...not this year.

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  68. It's downright cold here this week. Only about 40. Brr...just right for crafting, though, and I'm so excited about your tutorial. Thanks for sharing

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  69. You just read my mind. I needed a card for an Aunt's 70th birthday party. Thanks,rosebud114

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  70. I have had both of these CTMH Cricut Bundles since they came out and never realized you could make Swing Cards!!

    If it wasn't for you I still wouldn't have known. I asked some of my Cricut friends and they also didn't realize it.
    So I would like to thank you for all your hard work, videos.
    Also here in Long island NY it has been cloudy, humid and raining for the past several weeks.

    Last Sat. was our only day of sunshine.

    Thanks again for all the tips

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  71. I'm just south of you, in Houston, so hot and humid is the name of the game here. It's been in the 90's, so we try to stay in the cool AC when we can.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Love 'em swing cards. Desert heat 100+ in AZ.

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  73. I'm in Fort Worth. It's supposed to be get cooler tomorrow. yay!!

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  74. Thanks for the inspiration with the swing cards! I hope to get some time to get my CTMH cartridges out and get my supply of cards back up.

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  75. It's in the 90s here in GA. Thanks for the card examples!

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  76. It has been in the 80's here in Minnesota.

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  77. I love the swing cards. I'll need to get that cartridge. It has only been in the 80's and the rain wont stop here in GA.

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  78. It's been in the 90's here in Wisconsin but it is the humidity that is worse!! Good thing for air conditioning to sleep at night and to dream of new swing cards to make. Love all your swing cards, gotta give 'em a try!!!!
    Anita

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  79. LOVE these swing cards...great job! Thank you for explaining how to find coordinating shapes and how you size them up...you really do read our comments...have I told you lately how awesome you are?!!
    Our temps in W. Penna have been in the 80s the last couple days for a much needed break. Hope you have lots of cool treats and beverages to get you through :)

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  80. That is a great card for your dad and I do believe he had you "late" in life. You are just a "young in" from your pics. It is 95 in California today which is much better than 112 which was the temperature about a week ago!

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  81. Thanks for sharing ideas and videos...great way to learn.

    Annemarie J

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  82. This is Carole T from Montgomery Texas, and I love that I have recently discovered your blog!!! Great stuff!!!

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  83. Not bad here in Huntsville, AL 78 degrees. Thanks for the chance!

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  84. Not bad here in Phoenix, we just had a day of rain that we needed. Love the swing cards

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