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Friday, 10 September 2010

...say hello to Half Pint Heroes



Welcome to the second day of our previews of the 5 new sets releasing here on Sunday!!! Did you see the DT creations yesterday! They were fabulous!! Check the ladies out again today...they have lots more inspiration!!!

Lisa, Julia, Mona, Carly, Jennifer, Bonnie, Lynn, Anya, Belinda, Laurie

We'll be releasing out new sets here on Sunday at 7.00pm my time!! Pop back tomorrow for more eye candy from the girls and I.

Today I feel like a competition, random of course, nothing too strenuous, it is friday...let's see...oh yes, I'm curious about which up-coming set folks like most so far from the samples we have shown...lol, so pop your comment at the end of this blog post to be in with a chance of winning. One comment per person please, ta. Make sure you leave some sort of contact details so's we can get in touch if you win...One random winner will get 3 new sets of their choice!!!! The winner may pick for the new sets on Sunday or the sets already released!! Have fun!

My first item today features my wee dude! No, really it does. The standard rainy day activity in my house is drawing, all my wee folk like to draw, but since wee dude is so small, we have to help him.

He always asks us to draw pictures of him in cars and spaceships, and that was where the idea for this set came from. Half Pint Heroes features a number of vehicles into which you can stamp a head which roughly corresponds with the little chap of your choice...there are 7 different little due head stamps, the one you see above is the one that looks like my little dude! lol! Yup, he does have orange hair!

See the dinky orange trees? that's a wee peep at another set, Teeny Trees, also releasing Sunday, you might have spotted it yesterday on the DT blogs. OOh and this card is a 6x4 size, so's you can get an idea of the scale of the wee car.


It seemed appropriate to do this set in a hand-drawn style, my little guy loves that I can stamp a 'Ruari' into a 'sumbarine' a 'wocket' and a 'car'!! it's such a fun stamp set to just play with aside from the card making opportunities.

A feature of this set is the extra 'porthole window' stamp which I designed so as to allow us to add portholes and windows to paper boats and paper aeroplanes, another rainy day favourite in our house. Check out this wee boat below, wouldn't this make a fabby party table decoration, filled with jelly beans?

It would be so easy to make a boat for each party guest and stamp their wee faces into some portholes and stick them to their boats!! What fun!! Add their names to the flag and you have some very snappy place settings.

I used a piece of 12x12 patterned paper (my minds eye, I think) which I trimmed to 12x10 and folded to make a boat, couldn't be easier.



And nope I can't leave the nutcrackers alone...perfect for making yourself some fancy tree ornaments. This one is so simple. Spellbinders fancy tag, trimmed out 6 times, each folded in half and stack back to back to get the windmill piece at the top. Then trim out out stamped and coloured nutcracker with a large labels 4 dies template (#S4-190). Cut another labels 4 shape out of plain card and then cut the centre out of it with a Spellbinders labels 6 die (#S4-230). You will be left with two little decorative bits that you can sponge and stick directly back onto the labels 4 nutcracker shapes, so simple!

I made two nutcracker panels in this way and stuck them back to back, a bit of string threaded between them first. Add beads and stars to complete your dangly decoration.



The idea is that the wee windmill bit at the top catches any breeze and turns the ornament so that you see the other side. It's probably more decorative than functional tho'!



I stamped my nutcrackers in black versafine and clear embossed before colouring with copics. Sponged everything well with Antique linen distress ink.




Hope it tickles

193 comments:

  1. My first reaction to the Teeny Trees was Yeah! Yipee! So fun and versatile.
    And with 2 wee boys, I'm rather keen on the Half Pint set as well.
    I do love the other preview sets too. Ah, so difficult to chose a favourite.

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  2. Wonderful creations Claire. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Half Pint Heroes peeks! The boat is a fantastic idea. Little dude will be thrilled to have a set of stamps drawn in his honour :)

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  3. What fun! From what I've seen so far it's gonna be hard to choose a favourite set, cos they're all great!
    I have to admit that I'm intrigued with the nutcracker though, I can't wait to see the rest of that set...

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  4. Wow this is amazing ..... So creative Claire!!!

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  5. Half Pint Heroes - how cute!!! I have 2 sons and I can see picking this one up time and again! I also love the Trees, tree stamps and I got hand in hand :>)

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  6. OOOOOO I love the nutcracker ornament! It's absolutely stunning!!!

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  7. I love what I've seen so far on all the DT blogs. I'm already in love with the half pint heroes and the tree stamps. I'm lookin forward to the release.
    Eveline.

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  8. Teeny Trees and Bountiful Baskets are both calling my name! The DT gals have outdone themselves with all the new goodies! Can't wait to see more!
    DeniseB

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  9. EVERYthing is wonderful, adorable, or simply beautiful; but those Nutcracker stamps are definitely finding a place in my daughter's gift this year. Her delight in the ballet and the Christmas-time classic makes in mandatory that this set go at the top of my list.
    ...but then my wee Grandies would love the Half Pint Heroes, I would realy love some background music...
    Oh! decisions and tight budgets simply do not belong in the same sentence, now, do they?
    You've outdone yourself, again, Claire, and I am in serious "t-r-o-u-b-l-e". Good luck to some lucky winner on your wee contest; I know she(he) will be most satisfied with their stamps! :-D

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  10. Nutcracker Sweet is just beautiful - I love to color and this set has endless possibilities - and will lend itself to all sorts of embellishment with embossing and glitter! It will make some really special Christmas cards. Thank you, Claire!

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  11. It's hard to pick my favorite, Claire. I have been wanting a music background for a long time so that set gets bumped up on the list. But I am really intrigued by Nutcracker Sweet. In addition to the nutcrackers themselves, from what I've seen from the sneaks, the other images are going to be great!

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  12. Hi Claire
    Love the stamps but the Half Pint Heroes is my favorite is so cute.
    Would love to start to color them.
    The teeny Trees are great as well
    from the Music background I haven't seen enough yet.
    So please more cards...love all the ideas!
    Groetjes Holly.

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  13. Difficult choice! I LOVE your nutcrackers and the music, but the little Half Pints are adorable.

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  14. I really like the Music backgrounds.

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  15. Love the Half Pint Heros...have two little guys myself and this set would be perfect!

    Cheers from Canada,
    Michele

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  16. Hi Claire,

    Oh, you've made such wonderful things again! Love that boat! Gives me a fabulous idea for the upcoming bday of my dad, ha ha, he's 63 then, but why not give him a playboat then, where we'll give a gift certificate in, perfect way to wrap his gift, him being such a huge boat-lover! Wonderful idea and love that cute little stamp set!

    But I think my favorite will be the Teeny Trees! I'm crazy about tree stamps and I've seen soooo many wonderful tree creations coming by the past days with the DT! I loved them all! Haven't seen the whole set yet, of course, but they are separate tree parts and I really like that idea! That way it's sooo easy to combine the colors you like and give the tree just that image that you would like at that moment! Perfect for tree lovers like me!!

    I'm very curious what the whole sets will look like! Thanks for these wonderful designs again!!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

    http://wbtenhove.blogspot.com
    wbtenhove@hotmail.com

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  17. Oh my, how are you supposed to choose from such an amazing selection ?!!! I just love the Bountiful Baskets but there again I've also fallen in love with the Teeny Trees ! They are all gorgeous in their own right.

    Fantastic DT creations, such inspiration.

    Hugs,

    Jo xx

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  18. Half Pint Heroes! There aren't enough sets on the market for little people, especially little boys. This one is wonderful - a real hit. Well done Claire!

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  19. Ohhh asking to pick a fave new set is soooo hard! I will go with Musical Backgrounds because it is so unique and realistic! I love it all, though. Claire, your projects today are AMAZING! Would love to win anything!

    Kelly
    schirmcat@frontiernet.net

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  20. I am so thrilled that you will be releasing Musical Backgrounds! This has been a set I have longed for! And who can resist Half-Pint Heroes? A must have for my family of 4 little men! So excited for this month's release!

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  21. Fabulous creations Claire, love the Half pint heroes set, so nice to have something cute for the little men in our lives! xx

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  22. Claire these are fabulous! Love the little sailboat too - this is a sweet set and I LOVE it....

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  23. Wonderful designs this month (as always). Loving the Half Pint Heros for my 4 year old grandson. It even looks like him :) The Music background blew me away and I'm in love with those trees. Can't wait to see the whole sets!

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  24. Oh My goodness Claire! All of your creations are amazing! That car with the lil' car & that boat are too cute for words! All those 3D ornaments with the Nutcrackers are really spectacular! How creative - Thanks for all this wonderful inspiration!

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  25. Oh Claire and all you guys on the Design Team - your cards, ornaments, tags, etc - are simply fab!! I love the Nutcracker Xmas hanger - particularly in the blue and purple. And the Half-pint heros are just so cute. And I think I've already said that you can't have enough trees.

    But for me, my favourite is the music (please can we see more) set. I don't have any music stamps because I've never found just want I want - but from the peaks that I've seen - your designs are just perfect.

    I've already warned my husband that I'm shopping on Sunday evening! Can't wait to see the surprises tomorrow.

    Thanks, Deborah x

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  26. I am loving the half pint previews. It looks like a fun set that can be used for all of the guys in your life, no matter what age. Of course, the rest of your sets look fab too--I can't wait to see them all.

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  27. Claire,
    It definitely tickles. The nutcracker ornament is divine! So creative. And I love that little puff of exhaust putt putting out of the car. You think of all the details!

    It really is hard to pick a favorite so far, but I'm thinking the Bountiful Basket Additions because of the versatility it will add to my Spring Baskets set. But I tell ya, the Teeny Trees is a close second!

    Laurie

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  28. I loved hearing about the inspiration for the Half Pint Hero's set. What a lucky guy your little boy is to have such a creative mom! I could never draw stuff like this for my kids! HA!

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  29. Wish we had some wee !!s but all are little ones are girls! Such a cute set! But my favourite is definitely the trees - I love trees but don't have any in my stamp collection - will on Sunday though!

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  30. I LOVE EVERYTHING !!!
    Although, I've got an almost 3 year old so It's a tie between Half Pint Heroes and Nutcracker suite. I love all things Nutcracker (as evidenced by my 3 foot high Nutcracker music box I can't bring myself to put away after Christmas is over !!!)
    Looking forward to all the new sets !

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  31. Hi Claire

    How difficult to choose a favorite among all the wonderful stamps that will be released very soon!
    As I like very much making cards for Christmas, I look forward to see the complete Nutcracker set as well as the music stamps. But the Half Pint Heros, the Teeny Trees and the Baskets additions also look so great, so it's really impossible for me to say which set I will like most.
    The best would be to win 3 of them!

    Can't wait to see all sets on Sunday!

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  32. These Half Pint Heros are the cutest for little ones...I just hopped over and have not seen all the new sneak peeks yet, but those caught my eye.
    Having just placed a large order, I am loving your stamps!
    Thanks for the chance to win also!
    www.tracimajor.blogspot.com

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  33. It's hard to choose as they are all so cute, but I would have to go with the nutcrackers--LOVE what you and the design team have done with that set!

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  34. Honestly, I am not sure how to pick a favourite. I truly think these are just amazing! I am loving the nutcracker - the ornament is divine, and the Half Pint Heroes set just rocks! I think, if I have to choose, the music background looks awesome! Beautiful work again, Claire!!

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  35. Love that car and submarine in half pint heroes, although my youngest "half pint" has grown to 6 foot 3 inches tall! Mothers of new Teen drivers really need cards! But the music background is lovely, too.

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  36. Claire, I'm just smitten with all of the samples, but the Half Pint Heroes is tugging at my heartstrings, so I'm especially anxious to see that entire set!

    I just have to tell you how much I love your stamps although I have yet to order...just wanted to let you know how much I've been drooling!

    amy

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  37. Has to be Musical Backgrounds - I'm a music teacher so this has to be my favourite!

    Sheila

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  38. I am in love with half pint heroes. It brings back wonderful memories of my little guy. What a fun set.
    laurastillman@msn.com

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  39. What great new sets!! If I had to pick one it would be Half Pint Heroes! Thanks for the chance to play : )

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  40. Claire, all the sets are wonderful so far! I look forward to the Nutcracker set and the the Trees set the most. If I am luchy enough to win I can be contacted at camvdstephens (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  41. Your new sets are tickling my fancy, that's for sure!!! So far, I LOVE the basket set, the tiny tree set, and the music set! I think those 3 are going to be must have's! I'm not a nutcracker kinda gal myself, but I love your creation with it today!

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  42. I love the half pint heroes, they are adorable. The trees are very cool too and so are the nutcracker sweet. So hard to choose one, I would probably go with the little dudes. lousette@ntlworld.com

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  43. Amazing previews! Everything looks fabulous! I am especially delighted with Bountiful Baskets and Teeny Trees!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  44. The nut cracker panel is genius!!

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  45. The Half Pint Hero stamps are SUPER cute, Claire. I have a 5 yr old son who I'm certain will insist on creating his own stamped scene when he sees me stamping these cute guys. The Nutcracker ornament is FAB!! Oh yes, it is!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  46. Oh I LOVE the sets coming out! How can a girl pick just one.. if I must.. I would say that baskets are a MUST have! I ADORE what I have seen! and the tree set.. DARLING.. and half pint heros! Oh wait I said one..LOL! Everything is FABULOUS Claire!

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  47. Loving the half pint heroes.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Oh claire!! Your wee dude is simply charming!! How precious and what a wonderful inspiration!! LOVE your nutcracker ornament too. So creative and lovely!! You never cease to amaze me, not only with your images, but with your creations as well!!!

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  49. The nutcracker ornaments are amazing! What fun! And that wee dude...how perfect is that? My little guy will love that set, for sure!

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  50. I am most excited about the music background, but Teeny Trees looks wonderful as well--I love anything with trees and leaves! You always amaze me with your creativity!

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  51. Oh Claire!! I'm loving everything so far, but I'm especially dying to get my hands on Half Pint Heroes!! My little man Dean is OBSESSED with space right now and I've seen a rocket ship with a little guy inside that will be PERFECT for him! EEEE!! Can't wait!

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  52. OMG these are amazing but that boat is too cute!!!! Love it!

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  53. Okay, I've only just discovered you last month and got my first order last week but i can tell that I'm hooked! My favorite set is the nutcrackers. I lovethe european/folksy flavor. I grew up in switzerland and now live in the US but that european part of my family history is very special to me. Lovelove love the tiny beautiful details on the nutcrackers. I can't wait to see the rest of the images in that set. The music background is definitely going to be mine as well.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! Danimoo43@yahoo.com

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  54. What can I say? I love each of the sets being released this month, but I really love it to know that you've created HPH for your little one. Seriously, I would die to hear him say 'sumbarine'!! :)

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  55. Oh my Claire, I can't choose, I love Half pint heros, so cute!! The Tree set is a must have and so are those Nutcracker Dudes, looking forward to seeing more of the musical background set but i will definitely be having the first 3 i mentioned!! Another fab release!!

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  56. I'm LOVIN EVERYTHING this month - YAY for birthday money !! - but Half Pint Heroes was the one that captured my attention - and heart! So cute ! Thanks for the opportunity ! Margaret C

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  57. Claire,
    My favorites are the Tiny Trees and the basket additions. Since my wee one went off to college last week I am no longer in need of Half-pint Heroes but it is an adorable set! Can't wait to see all the details and love the creations the DT has posted so far-it can only get better!!

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  58. That boat is too awesome! :) LOVE it! :) And yeah, the nutcrackers are awesome! :) Love your fun ornaments!

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  59. It makes my heart melt to learn of the inspiration behind Half Pint Heroes. TFS

    I'm torn in naming my favorite. It's between Teeny Trees and Music Background. Teeny Trees may have a slight edge because more of the stamps have been shown by the DT. And the font you used for 'give thanks' is sublime.

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  60. Just fabulouse, Claire! SO excited about this release (esp the music background.. have been wanting this forever!)

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  61. Claire--well, as of today my favorites have to be the baskets and the half pint heroes--they are just amazing! Although all the samples from everyone have been incredible, this looks like such a fun release.

    Chris L.

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  62. Oh my goodness, they are all super duper but my fave by far is Half Pint Heroes!! Love it and can't wait to see more!!

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  63. My favourite is the Musical Backgrounds. I've been wantint something along those lines for ages.

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  64. I love the wee dudes but I have to say my favorites are the trees! I love those trees!

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  65. Really, there's no way I could single one set out, they are each fabulous in different ways!! My little guy thinks Half Pint Heros are really cute, though!!


    Thanks for the chance to win!

    sandyteg@gmail.com

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  66. I'm a sucker for a nutcracker. This ornament idea is inspired. I also love the added pothole to the paper boat. You're amazing!

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  67. the nutcrakers are just gorgeous, but after seeing the peeks of some of the other sets, it just so hard to decide... the HPHs are just too cute and would be fun to own since i still have a HPH at home!
    thanks for the chance to win (dennis.rosemary@yahoo.com)

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  68. My favorite has to be the Nutcrackers and St. Nicholas. I love old European Santa images. Yours are gorgeous!

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  69. Oh, Claire, hope I'm still in time for this fabulous give away! Unlike Bonnie (still laughing at her Nutcracker post!), I LOVE the Nutcracker set, but I think the sheet music set will be sooo fabulous to create so many gorgeous Christmas and vintage cards/tags with!

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  70. Half-Pint Heroes is adorable! Totally perfect for those little guys!

    I would have to say the set I am most excited about is the music background set...LOVE it and can't wait to see more! I also am very excited about Nutcracker Sweet, my son loves Nutcrackers and I can't wait to color them in with him!

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  71. Totally loving this set, Claire! If you have time, pop by my blog. I've got something for you.

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  72. Claire, your DT is a superb reflection of your talent. Half Pint Heroes, the clear leader, til I saw the Nutcracker Sweet stamps in a couple of the sample creations. My o' my, please do not make me decide between the two.
    jdgilch at msn dot com
    DT, you rock with the Sept release!!!!

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  73. I would have to say that my favorite set so far is the musical background. Second up would be the nutcrackers - then half pint heroes - oh what the heck - I love them all!

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  74. Super cute projects! Oh I'm so smitten with Teeny Trees, especially how Carly featured it yesterday! Love it!

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  75. I really like the examples of the Bountiful Baskets Addition set but as the mom of 4 boys the Half Pint Heroes set really speaks to me!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  76. Claire, I love that the inspiration for Half Pints was your little ones, and I LOVE how he is so excited that 'he' can be stamped into whatever vehicle he wants... sooo cute, and such great meaning. :)

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  77. Tough choice just choosing 1 set...but my favorite so far would have to be Half Pint Heroes! Really looking forward to more samples.

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  78. Several are on my want list but the music background is going to be a must have. Awesome samples so far!

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  79. Given I have 2 tiny half pints myself - (both obsessed with anything that moves!) - I can't WAIT to get my hands on those little heroes! My eldest (3 1/2) loves to stamp with mummy, and even said he wants to be a crafter when he grows up! This is a must have for us (and I'm praying for a little plane! or helicopter!).

    katevdp

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  80. Teeny Trees - that´s my must-have-set for this release! They are absolutely fabulous and veratile. I own a patterned paper from Basic Grey and there are some little trees that would look perfect together with this set. :)

    Hugs, Tina

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  81. I am just so in love with the Nutcracker Suite. I am so going to using this set for my christmas cards.
    Cheers Lyndall

    http://www.lyndalls-craft-time.com/

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  82. Gorgeous samples as always Claire...my favourite going by what i've seen as to be "Nutcracker Sweet" :0)...just brilliant!

    Have a good weekend
    Take care
    San x

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  83. Wow.....I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to check in here. I just checked your blog as well as the DT blogs and I am blown away by all the samples. Can't wait to see the new sets. You did a great job, Claire.

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  84. I LOVE the basket additions! That gingerbread mixed with the candy canes is sooo cute!

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  85. I love all of them but I think the Nutcracker is my fave. All the samples are just amazing,
    Sarita xx

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  86. Hi Claire, I'm still a little undecided between the musical background and the half pint heroes. Maybe the music is more versatile, but the little heroes are the greater fun of course. And the other sneak peeks look great, too. You made it very difficult!
    Hugs, Ute

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  87. Claire, my favorite set so far is the Teeny Trees. LOVE the font on the sentiments and the trees will make quick beautiful cards!

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  88. Love those nutcrackers! I seem to buy one every time I'm in Germany so I know I won't be able to pass up this stamp set!

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  89. I am still struggling to decide which I like best as I LOVE them all but if pushed I would have to say the Nutcracker set as the stamps I have seen so far are so unique and magical, love St. Nicholas as an alternative to Santa too!

    Denise x

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  90. I love the Nutcackers set and I also think the Music Background would come in really usefull. I love them all really from what i have seen so far.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs Carol xx

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  91. I love all of the samples, here and on the DT's blogs...I would have to say that I am drawn to Half Pint Heroes, but I do love the coloring you are doing with the Nutcracker one too. The baskets are cute too...it's so hard to choose!

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  92. Gee, kind of hard to decide what I like the most. I love your style Claire, the nutcracker is amazing, but that little submarine is so darn cute! Then the baskets with different fillers...I love everything!

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  93. I love the teeny trees! They're adorable!
    Debbie

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  94. Claire the sets are all so amazing! I love the small
    circles set.........the trees .......really all of them....
    Just love your style.

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  95. This is the best release yet! I love all the sets this month. So hard to choose a favourite...but the set I've been wanting and waiting for most is the music background. Then the more I see of the Trees set the harder in love I fall. Claire, you have really done a wonderful job. I hope I can be lucky enough to win again. LOL.

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  96. Half pint heroes is my favorite. Maybe we could get some girlie heads in an addition? Lots of Navy friends - lots of ideas for future cards.

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  97. Half Pint Hero Sub guy!!! SO cute!

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  98. So difficult to choose a favorite!! I like different ones for different reasons. I am leaning toward Tiny Trees, but really I could "topple" in any direction!! (Sorry, could not resist the lame joke!!)

    katrynkaATgmailDOTcom

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  99. Teeny Trees is just Treeeeemendout to me :D.

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  100. Everything looks so amazing and fabulous! I'd love to hear more about your trip to the Salzburg Christmas markets -- I've read about it and seen pictures, and it seems like it would be an incredible experience. Maybe you can regale us with stories when you come to the States to teach some stamping and coloring classes (please, please, please)!!!

    The Nutcracker Sweet set sure has my eyes dancing (the font is one of the most gorgeous I've ever seen), but until my coloring skills improve (after taking some intensive lessons from you {please, please, please}) I may have to choose the music set as my current pick for top of the chart. I've been wishing for something along these lines, so I'm definitely doing a happy dance about that one.

    I hope you're feeling better!

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  101. While every one of the new sets are amazing, as usual, my favourite has to be Nutcracker Suite! I have probably seen the "Nutcracker" ballet every Christmas for as long as I can remember, either on a stage or watching my video (yes, video - time to get a DVD?). The DT has done fabulous projects with this set, and I can't wait for my turn! Thanks again, Claire.
    Jacki

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  102. I think all the new sets are great but those nutcrackers really make me smile. My son loves them and it would be so much fun to decorate all his wrapped gifts and tags with that set.

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  103. Just lovely. Claire, you have done it yet again. My favorite this time is the musical backgrounds (plus I love the nutcracker).
    ~Roberta

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  104. I really like those nutcrackers too---what's not to love? They are just beautiful---

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  105. Ooooh so looking forward to the release tomorrow. Top of my list is the music collection, closely followed by the Nutcracker Sweet or will it be the trees? Oh, decisions...

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  106. How to possibly pick a favorite of these?!?! I am going to have to go with the nutcrackers. I love nutcrackers and love Christmas so much! The half pint heros are great too though and perfect to make notes for my son so it's a VERY close second!

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  107. Such fun new sets, Claire! I have to confess that 'wee man' has captured my heart - he's adorable!
    Thanks for the chance to win some sets!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  108. I am loving the music images the most, but those nutcrackers are pretty amazing too.

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  109. Since I have two boys the half pint heroes looks fantastic! But the tree set is calling my name. Such fabulous projects - can't wait to the sets in all their glory!

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  110. Hi Claire, this release has just been wonderful and I LOVE it all, but think Half Pint Heroes is my current favourite, though it changes all the time!! Could see a brilliant Half Pint Heroes Additions set as a follow on - bet you've already got this in the pipeline, LOL!!!! Can't wait til release day. Hope the cold isn't too much of a nuisance and you feel better? x

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  111. Oh I love everything so far! You are amazing

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  112. I think this is going to be the best release so far. I'm loving the sneak peeks, and I know my credit card is going to take a huge hit next week....and I can hardly wait!

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  113. I'm looking forward to seeing the entire release, Claire! I can't resist a stamp set with a Dutch (my native language) Christmas sentiment and the image of Sinterklaas!

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  114. Oh, Claire--what a fantastic release! I LOVE Tiny Trees but my favorite would have to be the music collection. Looks like you have thought of everything to make a spectacular set. Your designs are always so amazing--nothing like it anywhere!!

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  115. Love the children's projects, and ornament especially the way you put the nutcracker labels at the top of the ornament. Great job!
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  116. I have 2 young nephews who are basically crazy for all things that "go" (like planes, trains and automobiles, etc)...so, my favourite new release would definitely be Half Pint Heroes! Lovely new releases from what I can see...can't wait to see them all in their entirety!

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  117. Oh my goodness, this release looks amazing! I have been *trying* to hold off buying, but these stamps have definitely pushed me over the edge. :)

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  118. How can I possibly pick a favourite when they are all so fabulous !! Just for you I will say - erm .... today's preview - the musical backgrounds because I know I will be able to do so much with them. They are so stylish - so vintage - so fab !!

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  119. The release is looking great. Can't wait for tomorrow! I'm looking forward to the music background stamps! Your background stamps are so perfect for scrapbooking too!

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  120. I love everything I've seen so far but my favorite is Musical Backgrounds. Can't wait to see all the new sets in their entirety!

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  121. Gotta say, I love the Tiny Trees and the Musical Background sets. Your stamps are amazing!

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  122. The nutcrackers are the most amazing designs I've seen in some time. How fun it must be to color them in! These are some fabulous samples too!

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  123. Half Pint Heroes are the most adorable! I think they'd have to be my favorite although, the others are great too! Love all the samples!!

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  124. love the musical stamp. was thinking of getting one, just haven't got round to it yet. Would love to win some stamps :)

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  125. Love it!! Can't wait for the new releases!!! I think I might have to get them all!!!

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  126. I love the little guys and of your DT has done a fabulous job.

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  127. Just found your site today! Great to discover a really fun stamp company that isn't based in America where it costs a fortune to order from! My favourite new set is the Teeny Trees. Your design team have some really great ideas too!

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  128. I love, love, love Nutcracker Sweet. I collect nutcracker ornaments, so this set is a definite must have for me! :)

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  129. Halp pint heroes is by far your most wonderful work!!!! Simply love it!!!! Can't wait to have it! I've already thought of small felt brooches I'll created for my son's kindergarden where children in his class are called rockets!!!! lol!!!

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  130. I can't wait to get my "inky little fingers" on the Musical Notes set and what you have created with the Nutcracker set truly is magical - you are a genius! Thank you! :)

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  131. Hi Claire

    What exciting designs! I think my very favourite is Nutcracker Sweet, although to be honest I love them all!

    Laura
    xxx

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  132. I'm a pushover for any musical background, so that would be my favorite thus far. I'm loving all the beautiful samples, and thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  133. Musical Background is #1, but Teeny Trees is close behind!

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  134. I am really excited to see the music stamp set.

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  135. I have loved seeing all the amazing creations here and on your design teams Blogs !!! I think my fav so far is the "Nutcracker Sweet" they are just toooooo cute !!! thanks

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  136. Hands Down without a Doubt... The Nutcracker Sweet.... I am SO amazed at the BEAUTY these wooden creatures are with your stamps... I have always loved nutcrackers but DAYAM they were spendy in Germany... then of course you get wee ones in the house, so no way will I risk that... now... I have basically just given up on owning any... but THESE... THESE WILL BE MINE!!!!! Win or not... I'm there BABY!!!!!! :)

    I am new to WMS but will BE BACK... I have the background set.... LOVE IT!!!!

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  137. All these projects are SO inspiring. LOVE the nutcrackers, they are my fave, and I had forgotten all about folding a little boat! YOu are so talented!

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  138. Ooh I can't wait to get those nutcrackers! I purchased most of my mom's collection of nutcrackers and she will love to get cards with these!

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  139. OMGoodness...what an awesome release you have this month.
    I love Basket Additions and your new Nutcracker sets.

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  140. OH! I love the nutcracker. It looks great for coloring.

    (Of course I also like the music...LOL)

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  141. I am loving the Half Pint Heroes. So cute and lots of possibilities!

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  142. Teeny trees, musical backgrounds and the baskets are my faves...I can't narrow it down any further! Thanks for making such amazing quality stamps...LOVE MY WMS STASH!

    from Canada with inky fingers,
    Barb

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  143. I LOVE Nutcracker Sweet!! It is lovely, can't wait to see all of the sets in their entirety!!

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  144. This is looking to be a lovely release! I am most excited about the music background set. That one especially will be going into my cart.

    I also have to echo what the other ladies are saying. You are a real class act (in regards to your announcement regarding the frame set). I'm excited to see what your version will look like.

    Linda

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  145. Love the Nutcracker Set... really striking designs.

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  146. Awwww...Claire, I didn't leave my contact information.....I LOVE HALF PINT HEROS!!!

    wendyjo72@gmail.com

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  147. I really love the musical background, just what I have been looking for!

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  148. Hi Claire,
    Looks like a great new release! I'm favoring Nutcracker Sweet right now, can't wait to see everything!

    Thanks for sharing!
    starqueen15@comcast,net

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  149. This is my very first Waltzingmouse Release and I love everything that I've been seeing! I have to say that the Nutcracker is my favorite. My 5 yr old has always been obsessed with them, she just loves them! She also loves to stamp with me and use my Copic markers. Eek! I know, I know. But we have fun and that's what it's all about right? I can't wait to see all of the sets tomorrow!!

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  150. I am *super* excited to see the Nutracker set!!! I LOVE that you have multi-lingual greetings and I've always loved nutcrackers and have been keeping an eye out for a stamp set and it looks like that one will suit my wishes and then some!

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  151. Absolutely loving the Half Pint Heroes set. So adorable. But I also really like the Teeny Tiny Trees set.

    shanners2762@comcast.net

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  152. I absolutely love the nutcrackers! I can't wait to see all the complete sets tomorrow.

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  153. I am thrilled to have found your site and blog. I have seen so many cards made using your stamps, had to find out for myself what you have. Then, I saw you are about to release MORE, so figured I would watch the blog & maybe have more sets to add to my list - thanks for a chance to win, look forward to using your stamps!

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  154. Choosing a favorite is too hard. I have such a soft spot for nutcrackers. How wonderful this set is. And the music set is just what I've been wanting!

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  155. All the new sets are gorgeous but I am in LOVE with the "Musical Background" stampset. A few weeks ago I ordered my first WMS sets and I am addicted.... Can't wait to order the next ones!

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  156. Oh can't wait till tonight, I hope you have enough on stock, hihi.
    Hugs,
    Leontine

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  157. Claire, the sneak peeks are fabulous, the sets are beautiful as usual, your creativity leaves me speechless, keep up the good work! Only a few hours to release, I can hardly wait!

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  158. Ooh they are all so lovely, how can I choose just one! OK if I must then the Musical backgrounds are my favourite. I can see loads of uses for them.

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  159. They are all just great! Teeny trees is my favourite, if I must pick just one...!

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  160. I love the look of Nutcracker :) Looking forward to the release xx

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  161. Your release this month is super exciting!!! I love the nutcracker sooo much as my family and friends are collectors of them :) Perfect and so unique as well!

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  162. your sets are all amazing - can't choose ^^

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  163. don't make me choose, Claire! i really love the half pint heroes, because they are so fun and cute. and I just got done playing with the little car ;) my all-time favorite is probably musical backgrounds - only because I have been meaning to buy a great background set. I can't cut up music sheets either. :)

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  164. Your Nutcracker ornaments are beautiful! And Teeny Trees look very interesting. Looking forward to the release.

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  165. Gosh, they all look so exciting! I'm partial to the Nutcracker set with all the delicious details you are so good at creating.
    I can't wait to get crackin' on my christmas cards!

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  166. Gosh, those Half Pints are sooo cute! And the Nutcrackers are wonderful, too! :)
    Vicki Wizniuk
    vwizniuk at pris dot ca

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  167. Half Pint Heroes! That little dude is so cute! The trees are unique and I can't wait to see the full reveal. I'm also loving the basket!

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  168. I LOVE everything!!!! That Nutcraker set is soooo gorgeous!!! And those HalfPints!!!! Oh my goodness!!! I can't wait to get my hands on them for my Christmas cards!

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  169. what a wonderful release, can't wait to see them in all their glory!

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  170. I just LOVE your stamps. Can't wait for the nutcracker, he's my favorite. I just got the four sets I ordered, and I must say I love the way they coordinate with the Spellbinders dies. You rock!

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  171. tough choice...I love the Teeny Heros but also the Nutcracker.

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  172. I just love release tim you have some amazing girls creating amazing projects and it is always a pleasure to browse through all of the creations.

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  173. The nutcracker will be my daughter's favorite...can't wait to see the new release. Loved the Halloween sets too.

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  174. Fabulous-again! Love the musical bacground and teeny trees. Happy Sept release. Helen in N California.

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  175. Your nutcracker ornament is gorgeous!!
    I love the new music background set!

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  176. How wonderful! Beautiful tones and coloring I have to say never seen before! (Nutcracker is absolutely fantastic!) My nephew Albert is drooling .... LOL Ciao

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  177. I have to say I love love love the music background

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  178. I don't think my previous post got through so I will say it again. I love the musical background and the scale of it sized for cards

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  179. your creations are always so wonderful... I LOVE the nutcrackers... :)
    ciao

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  180. These have all been such beautiful sets. I have really enjoyed using you designs. I really love the nutcraker set witht the different languages.... I send cards all over the world.

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  181. I have 4 old nutcrakers on my desk... I need to have your stamps....LOL
    Your creations are very beautiful!

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  182. What another great release!!!

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  183. They all look fabulous Claire! Awesome job again.

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  184. Claire, you've outdone yourself...again!!!

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  185. Wow, these sets are totally lush... love them.

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  186. Oh my Claire! These sets look amazing! Great work!

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  187. I'm in love with all of the sets but I must say the one that has most captured my heart is the Musical Background set. I am in love with all the music sheet paper I have seen in the market and now I can make my own in any combination I wish!

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  188. The nutcrakers looks fabulous. In fact they all look so great. I'm really enjoying seeing all the samples and the amazing creativity of your design team. I feel ready to tackle making my Christmas cards now.

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  189. WOW....love your windmill. I have these dies and never ever could I come up with an idea like this.

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  190. Wonderful release, Claire. My fav is the Musical Notes. I'm so in love with the smaller scale notes offered in this set.
    Hugs,
    Colleen

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  191. wow! super projects, Claire! love them!

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