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Sunday, 12 September 2010

...Welcome to September at Waltzingmouse Stamps

Psst! - Check the previous post to see if you were one of our two lucky winners!!

Hello and welcome to the September release. Wow! what a week of samples we have had! The DT girls are just too much!! I stand in awe!!

Just before we get started we have one more little trip for you, a little waltz along our traditional release day DT blog waltz!


OOh remember to comment here on this post and on each of the DT posts for a chance of winning yet more stampy goodness!!! There will be 2 winners, a free stamp set each!!
Also for this release - FREE shipping for orders over £50 to Everywhere!
(approx $77US, $80CAD, $83AUD, €60Euros, subject to change)

So, I forgot to take down the free shipping offer that started last month...LOL, you know what? I think we'll just leave that offer on indefinitely... what do you say?

I begin packing orders as soon as they start to come in, I will begin shipping tomorrow (Monday) BUT please be aware that depending on the volume of orders, there will be delays in shipping this week!! Shipping notices for orders placed at release times will go out after all packing and shipping is done!! My priority is to get the stamps out ASAP during release times!! So my apologies in advance if your stamps arrive before the shipping notice...

Here's what's new for September!

Five Clear Photopolymer Stamp sets:

Four 8x6 inch sets retailing at £14.50 per set
(approx US Dollars = $22.25 Australian Dollars = $24.01 Canadian Dollars = $23.07 Euros = €17.55 subject to change)

One 6x4 inch set retailing at £9.00 per set
(approx US Dollars = $13.81 Australian Dollars = $14.90 Canadian Dollars = $14.32 Euros = €10.90 subject to change)
Teeny Trees
A terrifically versatile set for creating your own mini trees! One at a time or by the forest! Unending combinations of foliage to personalise your trees, 3 trunk sizes and a spare branch! lol Two little birdies to populate your kingdom and various single motifs such as an apple, snowballs and different types of leaves! OOh and sparkles, we have a little sparkly star garland in case you want to start dressing up your trees for Christmas! Clean and modern lettering on the 15 sentiments stamps which will see you through the year! Ooh and did you see? Anya made snowflakes with the trunks! Genius!
The large solid oval treetop is 1.8 inches tall by 1.45 inches wide. The sentiment 'glad tidings' is 1.81inches wide by 0,4 inches tall. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.
Nutcracker Sweet
Reminiscent of a traditional European Christmas, the nutcracker is a firm favourite in our house, but I've made mine extra friendly...not everyone can look happily upon those fearsome teeth LOL, right Bonnie?
There are two nutcracker figures in this set, the Prince, of course, in full military garb and a St Nicholas in traditional robe. Perfect for colourists and stampers alike, the highly detailed images look fabulous stamped simply or fully coloured, you choose. Images abound in this set, two Christmas trees, two tag designs, both punchable with 1.75 inch and two inch punches or perfect for Spellbinder circle die templates. Eleven accompanying motif stamps including attractive swag and ribbon stamps.
There are 16 sentiments in this set, 3 of which are in other languages,
It just didn't seem right not to have these options in a set so obviously European in inspiration:
God Jul - which I believe translates as Merry Christmas in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
Zalig Kerstfeest - Merry Christmas in Dutch
Fröhliche Weihnachten - which I believe is the formal version of Merry Christmas in German
St Nicholas stamp is just over 3.5 inches in height by just over 1.75 inches at the widest points. Nutcracker sentiment is just a smidge under 1.5 inches long and 1/3 of an inche tall. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.
Musical Backgrounds

A set of musical bars and notes designed to help you create sheet music backgrounds, in a scale suited to your cards, in any colour you desire, no more cutting up precious old manuscripts! Use these stamps to help you create stamped backgrounds, tags, stamped flowers, all sorts of accents for your cards throughout the year.
Featuring musical notation in a few different sizes as well as a piano keys stamp and a pair of 'reverse' stamps that will allow you to print solid panels.
You should be aware that the 'reverse' stamps are very solid and will work best with the fun foam/mousemat trick to get your image nice and solid. Simply place a piece of thin fun foam or an upturned mousemat under your cardstock before stamping so that you get a good solid impression. The best ink for this sort of stamp will be something like a Versacolour, looser inks such as distress inks will not give a solid smooth covering but a more mottled aged affect, which might be just what you are looking for!! Best plan is to try it on scratch paper first!
Also the smallest scale music stamps are very mini!! I wanted them to use on mini tags etc and so the music backgrounds you produce with these will appear almost as a pattern, you won't want to try playing any notes on your piano from these!! you might give yourself a headache!! My daughter is going to use them to make music books for her teddies!! lol, but they'll be grand, they have wee beady eyes!
The piano keys stamp is just under 6 and 1/4 inches in length by 0.6 inches in height. The tiny scaled music stamp is just under 2.5 inches long and just over 2 and 1/4 inches tall. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Half-Pint Heroes

A cute stamp set featuring 3 vehicles popular with boys of every age, and an assortment of little faces for you to stamp inside the vehicles. My little guy loves when I pick the face that looks most like his and stamp it into the rocket! I imagine yours will too! Perfect for all sorts of little and not-so-little boy occasions, this is a terrific set to just have fun with. Try stamping the porthole window (compatible with 1.5 inch circle punch) on a paper aeroplane or paper boat that you have folded and let your little dude become an instant pilot, he can colour it in himself while you stamp a card!! What fun!
Check out the wee little waving arm stamp!! your little dude can wave from the car, the rocket, even the submarine if he likes! Paper aeroplanes and boats also make fabby table decs and favours for parties!! A great set for cards, party invitations, thank you notes...fun

My favourite sentiment reads" You make me happy every day" try inking it up, minus the word 'happy and inserting "laugh" or "smile". I love "gee thanks" too!

Already in the works are an additions set...there just wasn't enough room in this set for the fire engine! LOL! And you KNOW there's gonna be a Half-Pint Heroines...don't you?

Porthole stamp is just under 1.5 inches in diameter. Ahoy matey sentiment is just a smidge under 1.5 inches long and under 0.5 inches tall. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Bountiful Baskets Additions


A Mini stamp set designed as an additions to the very popular Spring Baskets set. This set is also complete on it's own, you don't need to have Spring Baskets to use this set, but it does make for some fabulous combinations if you already own Spring Baskets. See the images immediately above.
5 new 'fillers' and two new basket designs combined with 3 more sentiments will really expand your basket repertoire. The poinsettisas will work best if you stamp them first and then mask them before stamping the basket, the other 4 fillers may be stamped directly on top of the basket images without masking. All fillers will work with the Spring baskets too! Can't wait to see the combinations!
The pumpkins and ginger bread men fillers match our previous sets Peace and Plenty and Gingerbread Joy, perfectly so you can co-ordinate with your older sets!!
Three mini motifs for extra design possibilities!!
The poinsettias measure just under 2 inches wide by 1.6inches tall. The Let us give Thanks sentiment is 1.4 inches wide by just over 0.4 inches tall. All images and stamp designs are Copyright © 2010 Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire Brennan.

Please note, if you are interested in Bountiful Baskets additions I would draw your attention to this piece of information, it's on the post immediately below this one. Thank you.

Our Stamp sets are designed in N. Ireland and produced in the USA from the best quality clear photopolymer. They are self sticking and are designed for use with clear acrylic blocks. read more here.

Hope they tickle! - and don't forget to comment for a chance to win!

94 comments:

  1. Just lovely Claire - been sitting at the computer wishing the minutes away!

    Sheila

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  2. Soooo excited, fab sets Claire, off to visit the fab DT creations.x

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  3. Okay! This has been wrecking my head all week, but now it's out there it was worth the torment! Love, love, love those sets Claire...

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  4. Great blogs Claire - what a problem this is going to be, now I have so many more sites to visit regularly! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  5. I was really excited for this release Claire!!! I already have ideas on using Half pint heroes and the nutcrackers!!!! Could you please send them yesterday??? lol..... Great work!!!

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  6. Claire,
    As usual you outdid yourself and I am thrilled to have got my order in immediately. Of course now that I see what the DT did with Half Pint Heroes and the Nutcracker Sweet I want those too. LOL! Now once the sets arrive the real fun begins!

    Moira

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  7. Congrats to the two winners, Lousette and iriseyes!
    I've just finished the waltz, and everybody's creations are fabulous! I'm off to have a better look! Outstanding.... love the new sets!
    DeniseB

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  8. These are all so WONDERFUL Claire!!!

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  9. Claire- I just adore them all, and can't wait to get busy with them! FABULOUS images! Well done!

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  10. Fantastic! I'm in love with teeny trees!

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  11. Awesome! So exciting! Love that music set! First thing going in my cart. WooHoo!

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  12. All the sets are just amazing! I love the great variety in possibilities with these sets. :) You never disappoint!

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  13. Claire, you are incredible. Another fabulous release! SO GLAD your husband gave you that nudge!

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  14. This time I waited to see what the DT did with the images before I ordered. Maybe that was a mistake because now my order is bigger than I planned! This is a wonderful release, Claire. I can't wait to see the additions to heroes and the heroines.

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  15. I love them all! I'm trying to decide to a choose one or two, or just get them all?!! Well done to all the ladies - everything is fantastic!!

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  16. Hi Claire

    The new sets are just great and what I like most is that they offer all many great possibilities of combining the single stamps. That's just great.

    Well, now I'll go to the DT members to see what they've done and maybe it will then be easier to make my choice.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  17. Oh my gosh, so many adorable sets to chose from. I need to get blog hopping, I cant wait to see what the design team has up their sleeves. Thanks for the fun.

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  18. Hi Claire,
    I love your work, and I've had a great time visiting all of the design team and seeing how many different ideas they've come up with. Congratulations - your new sets are awesome.
    Hugs, Anne.

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  19. All 5 sets are amazing but I really covet that Musical Backgrounds set. Sigh!

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  20. What great sets of stamps - so versatile. And what a lovely idea to extend the free shipping for over £50 to orders at any time.

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  21. Love the nutcracker sweet and musical background stamps.

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  22. Wonderful release, Claire! Love it ALL!

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  23. I need to make a request Claire...plz stop making such great stamp sets! I love them all and my Visa CC is being pushed to the limit! *grin*
    Fabulous release as always.

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  24. GORGEOUS - one of your best releases EVER. Looking forward to birthday money - and the Half-Pint series !!

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  25. Every set is just wonderful! Congratulations on a beautiful collection. I think my favorite is Half Pint Heros, but then....

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  26. Oh just got me my Musical Backgrounds at the store! My wish list is long (I should say long-ER after this release!) , but I may have to wait a little bit to order the rest...ohhhh would love to win, this release was STELLAR, Claire! Congrats to you and your fabulous DT!!!!

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  27. I was just thinking today how eclectic your stamp line is, Claire. Something for everyone - including me!

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  28. Wow--what beautiful set! Totally awesome

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  29. Oh, Claire,

    These sets are wonderful!! I totally love them, so many possibilities, it's amazing! Good thinking on these sets! Congratulations for the winners and thanks to the DT for showing us so many wonderful possibilities with these sets - love them!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  30. Wow! I love the Tiny Trees! All the new sets look like alot of fun!

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  31. Great sets, Claire! The musical background is my fave! Off to check out the DT!

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  32. You have outdone yourself Claire! I love the Musical Backgrounds set and the Nutcracker Sweet set. Fabulous!

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  33. Yay for half-pint heroes and the coming heroines!

    And tiny trees...

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  34. That's it! You've pushed me over the edge with those teeny trees, Claire! Such a fabulous design and how could I refuse a set with the sentiment 'fabby'??!?!?! Totally Fabby!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  35. Ahhhhh....at last......musical stamps! Thank you!!!!

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  36. I've loved seeing all the inspiration on the DT blogs. My favorite this month is Musical Backgrounds. Thanks for keeping the free shipping option around, too!

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  37. Absolutely stunning new sets! I thourughly enjoyed waltzing through the DT's creations!

    Thank you so much for the fun & the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  38. What an amazing release! LOVE the nutcracker set! Great hop from the DT!

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  39. The trees look wonderful, then so does Half Pint, and then who could resist the new baskets, and the nut crackers and a musical note always looks great on a collage of some sort...right? does it sound like I can't make up my mind? fabulous stamps in September, Claire.

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  40. All of these are beautiful and/or adorable, but I am so thrilled to see Musical Backgrounds! I have been waiting to find the perfect sheet music stamps and these are exactly what I've been waiting for!

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  41. Fabulous new sets! I love the Nutcracker Sweet! Your design team does amazing artwork!

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  42. Great to see all the sets together. My faves are the Nutcracker & the Music ones.

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  43. Love all the sets this release but Teeny Trees and Musical Background are calling my name!

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  44. I love all the sets, but I think my favorite of all is Nutcracker Sweet. I've always loved nutcrackers and now I can put them on my Christmas cards. I especially loved the ornament that you made. Can't wait to try that!

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  45. Love the new releases--especially the mini-trees!

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  46. So many great new sets and the samples are amazing!! Thanks for the chance to play : )

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  47. your design team is so talented claire! they all did an excellent job with your awesome designs!

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  48. Hooray! I have my list ready! Thanks for so many beautiful new stamp sets and all the lovely inspiration.

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  49. Hi Claire - Hope you get a good nights sleep......think you're in for a busy spell!
    Great sets once again. Love the Music Score and Nutcracker.......ooh and half pint heros too!!!

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  50. Claire,
    You have done it again. You are so talented & I just love all of your sets. Every month I can't wait to see what you have come up with. The nutcracker & the music are my faves this month.
    Pat

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  51. Oh how gorgeous! I adore the Nutcracker set, and the baskets are to die for! All of them are wonderful Claire, what a talent you have been blessed with!

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  52. oh my GOSH!! fabulous sets! love, love, love the nutcracker set! it is just out of this world gorgeous!!

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  53. Such great sets!! I really need to win the lottery, and then retire so I can play with all my loot!!

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  54. Great release! Something for everybody. Can't wait to get my hands on a couple of them!

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  55. This is my first release/blog hop! Great images, the little heros set is adorable!

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  56. Gorgeous sets and so many pieces each! Awesome variety and designs!

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  57. loving the release and the samples ya'll created. I think my fav is the music set

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  58. Wow, this release is fantastic! I love all of the stamps, but I have to say that Nutcracker Sweet is FANTASTIC! It is so exceptionally well illustrated and has such a great variety of stamps!! That and the music set are a MUST! Great job, Claire! Absolutely awesome release! :)

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  59. What beautiful sets this month, Claire! Really, innovative and creative---thanks so much for the beautiful choices!

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  60. Another beautiful release Claire. And free shipping - you are SO generous! I'm off to check out the blog waltz. And then there's the very fun task of ordering stamps.

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  61. What a WONDERFUL Release... so full of joy and FUN!!!!! Perfect... as soon as I return from Vacation... I am TOTALLY ORDERING!!!!! LOVE THESE SETS!!!!!

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  62. Today has been such a busy day that I completely forgot that it was RELEASE DAY! *ACK!* So as I'm sitting down to double check email before bed I see an update on your blog.... like a brick to the head! How could I forget? Maybe it's because I don't shop on Sunday? I dunno... anyway.. I'm here now.
    Thank you so much for another WONDERFUL release! I hope there are still sets available to purchase by the time I get to the store.

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  63. oh, the things i could stamp with your wonderful creations!

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  64. Your sets are all beautiful, I am definitely partial to the musical backgrounds because it is just what I have been looking for!

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  65. I was too excited to take it all in last night LOL! The permanent free shipping offer is very generous and yet another chance to win a fab stamp set, Christmas has come early! I am off to do the DT waltz now.

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  66. WOW! These are BRILLIANT! Can't wait to get my mitts on them, lol.

    Judi xx

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  67. What a wonderful collection in this release!! I'm always in awe of your fantastic designs!!

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  68. Love it all but that music set is wonderful!

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  69. Woohoo, the release is here! I can't wait to waltz!

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  70. What an awesome release! I love them all, but I must say the Nutcracker Sweet is my favorite along with the Music set a close second! Great job!

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  71. Claire these are fab as ever! I adore that cute kids set and with 2 grandsons I think it's perfect. Well worth the wait! Blessings Suezie

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  72. OMGoodness Claire! That Nutcracker Sweet set is to DIE for!! I so love nutcrackers! Also, the Bountiful Baskets Additions are too cute! :)

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  73. You have outdone yourself again Claire!! I love the Musical Backgrounds. So many choices!! I love it. All the stamps are amazing!!

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  74. Really outdone, Claire! Stunning sets!! I feel an order coming on!!

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  75. Fabulous release! I can't wait to see the projects using these images!

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  76. Wonderful stamps!
    Still Half Pint Herous is my favorite...such a pity the boys are not young anymore.
    This set is so sweet I think one with girls as you said would be great too!

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  77. FANTASTIC! Ordered Nutcracker and Baskets (have had to limit myself LOL!).
    many hugs
    Angela xxx.

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  78. Great new stamp sets. I enjoyed the blog hop you have a talented team. I got some great inspiration.

    Carrie

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  79. I adore these sets, Claire!! I was out all day yesterday and didn't have a chance to pop by but sure hope there is some inventory left! Congrats on another wonderful release!!

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  80. My order has been placed and I am eagerly awaiting my new stamps! Thanks for the wonderful products and release ideas this month! I am so excited to start stamping!

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  81. Your new releases are stunning--especially love the half pint heroes and the bountiful baskets!

    Chris L.

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  82. Claire, These are beautiful. I love the Bountiful Basket, so versatile. Thanks for blog hop!
    Candy

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  83. Faublous release! Now I'm off to hop and see all the amazing creations.

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  84. Lovely stamp sets this month. Can't wait to get the music set...so many possibilities. Must continue on my waltz.

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  85. What great sets of stamps, so versatile. I love the Nutcracker Sweet. What a lovely idea to extend the free shipping for over £50 to orders at any time, that means a better savings on more items to order.

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  86. You astound me, Claire! Congratulations on another wonderful release! XOXO

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  87. Just beautiful sets Claire, love them all!

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  88. Hi Claire... I just wanted to say this was a awesome release... Your so creative. I love your stamps :)

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  89. What great sets. They are all so fabulous. Can't wait to see all the team cards and ideas on what they created with greats stamp sets.

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  90. I know that I am too late for anyof your contests but I really want to tell you that your Nutcracker Sweet set is one of the most beautiful sets I have ever seen.
    I also want to ask the Musical Backgrounds,"where have you been all my life??"
    I have to say that you did a bang up job on your sets this month. You have inspired me to make time and create that much more.

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  91. Another wonderful release, Claire. The music set, in particular, is a much needed addition.

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  92. They are all lovely and fun!! Claire has done it again. Where do you come up with so many great ideas?!!!!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment, :) I read them all and I appreciate you taking time to visit!