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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sneak Peeks Week Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sneak Peek Week!!
Are you having fun yet?
Wow, we sure are!
Today, we have a special guest getting inky with us!
I'm so excited to present someone that many of you know...
my sweet and lovely friend... Julie Ranae!
I'm so happy that she's taken a little break from her retirement to join us for Sneak Peek week,
and will be here not only today, but tomorrow too!

We've had bold and exciting things to show you so far this week,
 but we do have a calm and gentle side as well.
Tonight's set was inspired by the cluster of aspen trees that I see from my kitchen window.
I love the way the leaves dance when the wind tickles them :)
I'm always amazed at how something so simple can turn my frown upside down.
I wanted to create a simple set with meaningful sentiments that you could use to send cards of encouragement.
If you need a card for someone who is chasing a dream, or enduring a struggle,
I think these sentiments can do it all.

Introducing... CALM AND GENTLE

Christina-Calm&Gentle2
Christina MacLaren
I love text and I just adore how Christina used these 2 simple sentiments to create her own text strip!
The colors are just fabulous and the simple addition of the gems make this into a stunning card!

Angie Tieman
Love that Angie gave her trees a shape and changed the size with just a punch!!
How sweet are those buttons?! Pure delight!



Julie Ranae
Julie Ranae
So pretty how she stamped off the tree trunks to add a shadowy effect.
Love the wonderful fall inspired color palette!
The blues go perfectly with the sentiment :)



Karen
Karen Baker
Karen has created pure magic with this.
Stamping those trees over that delicious pattern paper gives them such a dreamy quality!


Lynn
Lynn Mangan
Color blocked perfection!
I just love the trees stamped in white!
How easy it would be to create this card for any season just by changing the block colors!

So what do you think so far??
One of you lucky ducks is going to win this set!
***All you have to do is leave a comment right here***
If you're just joining the party, be sure to go back to Day 1 to see the eye candy and comment for your chances to win those sets too!
I'll announce the winners on Thursday :)

In the meantime, if you haven't already, please meander over to our blog sidebar and become one of our CAS-ual Friends.
You can also grab our button for your blog to help spread the word about us.

We've got a brand new facebook page!! 
(the little sister wanted her own room! *wink*)
***Please Like us, then come back and tell us for a second chance to win!*** 
You can find us at http://www.facebook.com/CASualFridaysStamps

We'll be back tomorrow with awesome inspiration from the last set.
Any guesses what its name might be?


199 comments:

  1. What lovely sentiments, a set for those "really hard to find words" occasions

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  2. Love the trees and the sentiments.

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  3. The sentiments are fabulous :) Is the next one... spunky and sassy?

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  4. All the cards are, so beautiful! And "calm and gentle", is sometimes the way to go! Such a lovely set :)

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  5. Beautiful designs Michele! Those trees are so pretty and versatile too!

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  6. Ooh, I like those trees, and the sentiments look really useful!

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  7. What a wonderful set. Those trees are so sweet.

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  8. As much as I'm a goofball kind of girl, I think this is my favorite set of all so far, Michele! Sadly (maybe because I and a lot of my friends are getting older), I have a need for these messages all too often and I love how you've designed yours.

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  9. The sentiments look great, and I'm loving the simple tree!

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  10. Aww, such heart felt sentiments, really love them :) and such innovative DT cards.. Wow :))

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  11. Super glad to like you on facebook too :)

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  12. This is super... these sentiments are not generally available in all sets...

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  13. I absolutely can not choose my favorite. I am a Colorado girl and aspens have always been my favorite. Add these lovely sentiments in that gorgeous font and I am totally sold! I am not going to be able to pick just one set for sure. Eek!

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  14. I liked the new page on Facebook earlier! :)

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  15. Love todays sample again, and I LOVE that font--awesome.
    I liked your new FB page!

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  16. Michele, I love the font in those beautiful sentiments! I can see myself using that tree stamp over and over again for so many occasions! Gorgeous cards today! :)

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  17. Wow lovely inspiration - can't wait to see the full set. These are gorgeous!

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  18. Hey Friend! Liked you on FB too!

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  19. Just liked you on Facebook too. :)

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  20. Beautiful sentiments this time - and I love the trees.

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  21. What lovely cards and sentiments!

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  22. Beautiful trees , and gorgeous card designs

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  23. And congratulations on your new stamp line!

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  24. This is such lovely inspiration from all DT's ..loved the sentiments!!

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  25. I absolutely love the peacefulness and beauty of all these cards. The trees and flowers look real. You have used so many different objects that truly make us think. I would love to win these for their beauty and tranquility. Thank You so much.

    Joanie

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  26. Wow, this set looks wonderful! I love the font- the tail on those 'y's makes me happy.

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  27. loved the trees and sentiments.

    kavitha
    www.snapkavi.blogspot.com

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  28. I love all the sentiments and the DT samples are wonderful. The first card with Be Brave was spectacular. I love CAS cards.

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  29. Love these stamps.. everyone needs a little calm in their stamping supplies.

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  30. Love those gorgeous trees, and all the Inspiration from the DT!

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  31. OK, I'll come right out and say it. I would LOVE to win this set. It is so gorgeous - those tree trunks with the leaves. The sentiment font. Oh oh oh, lovely.
    As for the next set, hmmm. Trendy? Then I'd say fashion or safari. Or are we sticking to basics then I'd go with design/pattern stamps.
    I have no idea, can u tell?!?!?

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  32. This is my favorite new set so far! I love the font and the sentiments, and that tree is very serene.

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  33. and I liked the new page on FB :)

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  34. This set looks amazing! The designers did a fab job showing it off too!

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  35. Stunning cards with an elegant stamp set....love it!

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  36. Loving these sentiments, many I have never seen before, so needed!

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  37. And I liked the little sis' new room!

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  38. the DT really rocked this set! looks awesome

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  39. Looks like another wonderful stamp set! I love that tree. Beautiful cards by the DT!

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  40. Looks like yet another winner!

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  41. the trees are just stunning! The DT really made some beautiful cards!

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  42. Love that tree stamp -- and all the wonderful cards. Great inspiration.

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  43. I "liked" your new page on FB!!!

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  44. Great sentiments and I just adore that tree stamp! These are just wonderful cards and once again, I don't have a clue which set I love the most!

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  45. These cards are so fabulous! Love this set!

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  46. Hi again! Just "liked" you on FB!

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  47. beautiful set, Michele! love the tree image and to see it used in a variety of ways...fabulous!

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  48. What a beautiful set to contrast with all of the fun and funky sets already introduced!!

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  49. Little sister is officially "liked"!

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  50. The cards are all stunning! This set looks like it is going to be another 'must have'....yikes, my list is growing and growing and growing....

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  51. no favorite playing here. little sister liked, just like big sister. another great set. can't wait till release day!

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  52. Wonderful sentiments. These are exactly what I need for some friends and family members who are going through challenging times. Release day cannot come fast enough! Bev

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  53. A delightful stamp set, love the wording!

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  54. I love the phrase "you've got this". Wonderful!

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  55. Love the words and the tree!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  56. Loving this stamp set! All of the cards are very pretty!

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    1. Love those trees and sentiments, great samples!

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  57. wow lovely set..I feel so looking at the cards..liked you fb page

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  58. Beautiful and extremely clever examples. Go, Design Team!

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  59. Julie, all of your cards are wonderful! I love your style and those trees are fabulous :)

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  60. Wonderful sentiments and LOVE the font!

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  61. Love the sentiments on this set...great to make someones day brighter.

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  62. I love that card that Christina made. It would be perfect for my friend who's currently facing cancer.

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  63. You've done it again with another winning stamp set! I just love those simple trees and wonderful encouraging sentiments!

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  64. Angie and Karen... OMG... have done an Awesome job ! Fab design of the stamps as well Michele !

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  65. wonderful sentiments to go with the lovely trees!

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  66. Love the tree image! I think it would be fantastic for those masculine cards!

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  67. Love these ideas. Thanks ladies.

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  68. I'm liking the sentiments that i see in this set!

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  69. based on the cards I'm thinking I'm going to like this set...

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  70. Love the simplicity and elegance of this set - ladies, beautiful cards!

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  71. Love these examples--I think this is my favorite day.

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  72. WOW!! More awesome cards!!! Love the look of these sentiments!

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  73. What a gorgeous cards again and great sentiments you have used .... my thing .....
    love Rosina

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  74. Beautiful cards, great sentiments and I love the tree image!

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  75. So inspired! I always find myself needing more ideas for CAS layouts for thank you cards and this set looks amazing!

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  76. Love that tree stamp and all the gorgeous cards made by the DT.

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  77. Totally in awe of these cards and stamps. Each day I anticipate the release more and more.

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  78. What a touching stamp set.....wow. I'd love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. Super set ... love the font you chose, and such a pretty tree too. Fab DT cards!

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  80. This set is my FAVORITE..LOVE the name of it!

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  81. Awesome sample cards. Your stamp sets look like winners!!

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  82. Beautiful creations by DTs.The stamp set is awesome .

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  83. I don't think it's possible to have too many sentiment sets, and this one looks like it fills some gaps! The cards are lovely.

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  84. Love the tree and sentiment! All cards looks great!

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  85. Words of encouragement are in definite need as "Get Well" isn't always appropriate, especially with so many terminal illnesses. This set looks like a real winner (as do all the rest I've seen). Looking forward to seeing more as those aspens are so calming!

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  86. Such pretty cards! I like that sentiment "you got this!"

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  87. Lovely sentiments and fabulous tree on your cards.
    Ellen

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  88. I "liked" CASual Fridays Stamps on Facebook :)

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  89. Michelle, your release is getting better and better, love this tree and the sentiments. Thank for the chance to win,

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  90. is that really a tree set? cuz i can think of many ways to use that stamp!

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  91. What great sentiments! Exactly right for the type of cards I love to send.

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  92. I love the inspiring sentiments. That first "Be Brave" card is my favorite. I would make a funny bridal shower card.

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  93. PS I like your brand spankin new FaceBook page. Hurray!

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  94. Oh, I love the font style of these pretty sentiments. I adore the trees, too! Another wonderful set coming our way...

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  95. Lovely set and Gorgeous cards. TFS

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  96. I love the way Aspen tree leaves "shimmy", too. Great tree stamp, and an amazing variety of end products from that same stamp.

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  97. I "liked" Little Sister's Facebook page.

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  98. So exciting to see all the fabulous stamps you are creating!

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  99. These cards are so pretty! Love the stamps!

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  100. I think these are really great sentiments! Great inspiration from the Design Team too!

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  101. Such great cards! Can't wait to see the full sets!

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  102. Simply gorgeous! I love the font you've used!

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  103. Another awesome set- thanks for the chance to win.

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  104. Well, I've liked the page and just popped back to say thanks for the chance to win the stamps. Keeping everything crossed ;)

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  105. The samples for this set is amazing, loving all of them!

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  106. Lovely calming sentiments and those trees images are indeed dreamy--understated and capable of such variations, depending on colour choices. Loving your stamp set ideas!

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  107. Great phrases. I love the simplicity of this set. A style unlike any other.

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  108. What delightful inspiration. Cannot wait to see all your new sets...your baby Michelle.

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  109. Love your card samples! Thanks for the inspiration, the challenges you provide and the chance to win more supplies....

    :) Marie

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  110. This looks like a great set! I'm absolutely smitten with Karen's use!! Great samples by all!

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  111. Oh goodness, all of the samples are so pretty! Lovely job with a lovely stamp!

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  112. ...and I, of course, liked the new FB page. Can't have the little sister mad...

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  113. Another great stamp set, really sweet!!

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  114. More awesomeness! Love what I see. :D Hope to win a set, too. ;D

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  115. I just "liked" you on FB! WooHoo!

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  117. Such pretty cards. This is a grat set. I love the font you used, so pretty.

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  118. Awesome set..great sentiments!

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  119. Seriously...this a set everybody has to have!! Adorable cards!

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  120. it looks so artistic! love it!

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  121. Love these cards - they are all fabulous! x x

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  122. More stunning creations with amazing stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  123. I have been so very impressed with these CAS stamps and the clever and beautiful creations from the DT!

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  124. Such a creative DT! Each one is so different and the stamps are so lovely x

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  125. Love these cute trees! So many great ideas for them!
    DeniseB

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  126. OK...I am gonna "NEED" this set!!!! UUUGH! I CAN'T WAAAAAAIIIIIITTTTT!!!!!!!

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  127. I like you on facebook, of course!! :)

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  128. love the 'be brave - you got this' sentiment - brilliant! What a great set.

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  129. Ooooh! That tree stamp is beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on that one!

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  130. Just liked you on Facebook and left a little love!

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  131. Absolutely AWESOME!!! WOW! So in love!

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  132. This is my favorite set thus far. You've included great sentiments in the perfect font to show them off.

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  133. A very nice set. I always like trees.

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  134. Wow, this set looks wonderful! Can't wait to see more.

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  135. great set! very versatile sentiments that can be used for a variety of cards and occasions :) :) great job!

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  136. Just liked you on FB and left a comment!

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  137. Delicate and gentle ... I love them ... again!!

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  138. Lovely sentiments in a beautiful font!

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  139. I am loving this and can certainly use this in my collection of stamps! YAY!

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  140. Completely lovely!! This looks like a great new set. :)

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  141. I am totally loving the sentiments in this set.

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  142. Great samples! This is my favorite set because of the sentiments.

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  143. Great sentiments! Love the DT creations.

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  144. Your DT is so talented and has me adding things to my wish list and you haven't even had your grand opening yet!! Can't wait until you open on Friday!

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  145. I love all the tree cards. So cute!!

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  146. I'm a friend with a button. :) http://jensunchartedterritory.blogspot.com/

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  147. Love Love Love!! Congratulations on making your dream come true :)

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  148. Pretty font in a pretty sentiment set!

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  149. I LOVE these sentiments and the font!! Great cards too!

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  150. Wonderful encouragement stamps.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  151. Love the trees! I can see myself having lots of fun with this set!

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  152. Bold and exciting or calm and gentle...either way, I am ALL IN!!! Love these sets and the samples are GORGEOUS!!!

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  153. K, I need this set. Angie's card was just that perfect enabler...awesome!

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  154. What a beautiful cardsand lovely colors.
    Gr Elly from Roemenie

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  155. I'm loving your stamps more everyday. Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow.

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