Friday, August 17, 2012

Something Special to Share and a Giveaway!

Paper Smooches released their newest set called "Autumn Groves" on August 15th and I am here today to help promote this sweet set!  This is the tenth stamp set from their "Kismet collection".  You will find the new stamp set HERE!


This set is just getting me in the fall mood!  When I think of fall, I think Halloween (which is one of my favorite holidays)!  So for my first crack at these stamps, I went SPOOKY!  I masked the face of the happy scarecrow and replaced it with evil eyes;)  I used a cloud mask to make a foggy background.  In the foreground are a couple of fussy cut trees attached to the frame.  The oversized moon is made of vellum blended with yellow ink.  


I used the new set "Graffiti" to make the custom sentiment.  I love the slightly larger size of this set!  And I appreciate that some letters have 2 options.  Endless possibilities!  I stamped the sentiment in white and heat embossed it with clear.  This technique is good if you want a softer grayish color.  



I had a little extra time play with fabby set, so I paired  "Autumn Groves" stamps with some past Paper Smooches sets.  My favorite thing about Paper Smooches stamps are the critters!  They have so much personality:)  So for this card, I used paired up a happy little beaver and silly fish:)  You like the cheeky sentiment?  


That's it for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I have one "Autumn Groves" stamp set to give away to one lucky person!  You have until midnight on July 19th to leave a comment.  I will post the winner here on Monday, August 20th. 

For more chances to win...please visit:
Paper Smooches Blog
Christina MacLaren (I'm sure she's got something awesome!)


Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

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159 comments:

  1. JJ, I couldn't wait to see what you'd done with these stamps, and of course I wasn't disappointed! I can't believe we both made a little scene with the birch trees inside of a Polaroid-shaped frame! Yours is fabulously spooky, and I never would have thought to mask the scarecrow's face like that. Your second card totally makes me giggle! What a clever use of the "logs" and awesome sentiment.

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  2. What a great transformation from happy scarecrow to "evil" scarecrow. Your "hot dam" card made me smile.

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  3. Cute cards! I just love the scarecrow one.

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  4. Hee! I love the pun-tastic second card - Hot Dam it's a good'un! ;D
    That scarecrow is definitely spooking me out a little! LOL!
    Hugs!
    x

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  5. These gave me just the laugh I needed this morning, JJ! :) Your scarecrow really is super spooky looking and I love your clouds and the way you framed it. Really awesome! And your beaver card is right up my punny street! Totally cracked me up. So glad Kim asked you to showcase this set! :)

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  6. awesome what you did with that scarecrow, love the spooky eyes. Really great thinking!

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  7. Ha...your cards are so funny and creative..Love how you made the scarecrow so scary!

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  8. oh the stamps are cute and I love the sentiments you put on your cards!!

    grace

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  9. This is just too cute! Love the new stamp set!!!
    TFS and Happy Friday!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  10. Your cards are awesome! Love that scarecrow and the cheeky one is too stinking cute!

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  11. Awesome cards! Love that scarecrow!

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  12. So creative and clever JJ! Love the new sets!

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  13. Yes, that first card is spooky, but clever too! I love that little guy and his dam - just a super fun card!

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  14. Okay, that scarecrow card has to be the most GENIUS thing I've seen in a looooooong time! Cheers!

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  15. Love these cards, JJ! Halloween is my fave too, and I just cant

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  16. Oops! Not real sure what happened there - I didn't even hit "publish". Oh well, as i was saying... I just can't get over how cool that scarecrow card is. I love everything about it! The second card is pretty dam clever! Lol. Great job!

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  17. Cute cards!! LOVE the spooky scarecrow!!

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  18. Love these JJ! You are so funny! Great design on both, but that second one just really got me laughing!

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  19. I love how you mix the sets. That's one of the great things about the stule of paper smooches stamps. Love the leaves and pumpkin. Thanks!

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  20. I love how you mix the sets. That's one of the great things about the stule of paper smooches stamps. Love the leaves and pumpkin. Thanks!

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  21. I love how you used the stamps in these cards! They re too cute!

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  22. LOVE your creations with this set, that Hot Dam one is hilarious! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  23. These are absolutely AWESOME cards! Love them! The sentiment on the second one is TOO FUN!!!

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  24. That 2nd card is HILARIOUS! Very cute idea!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Love birch trees....fun and happy stamp set.

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  26. Love both of your cards. As usual, you have taken a different and creative approach. Also, thanks for the chance to win this fabulous stamp set.

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  27. Cute cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. SUPER fun cards! LOVE that beaver card--too cute:)

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  29. hahaha I'm lovin your 'evil' scarecrow!

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  30. I still love how your mind works! Your spooky scarecrow! Love it! And your little beaver had me cracking up! So clever to cut up the branches! Too cute!

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  31. SO CUTE!!! I love both these cards - but the Dam one is the best!

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  32. Love the evil Scarecrow that's to kewl :)

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  33. Those are great! I'd love to say which one I like the most but I can't- they're equally fantastic!

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  34. I love the cheeky comment on the beaver card! Both cards are so clever!! Thanks for the chance to win the Autumn Groves set!

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  35. Fun cards, JJ! LOVE them both and the second one is a hoot! Great showcase of the PS stamps!

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  36. I love PS stamps :) So awesome that you get to feature them! The scarecrow is SCARY there - yikes! Those eyes! and my goodness, I laughed right out loud at the cheeky beaver :) Love it!

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  37. Wow!!! 2 gorgeous cards. Love them. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  38. Absolutely WONDERFUL cards! You are so creative and so talented! LOVE these! Hugs, Karin

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  39. Cute set, and I love the scary twist you put on it!

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  40. Lucky you to be a DT member for this awesome stamp company! You do them proud! Love these two cards....and how sweet is the punny "Hot Dam" !!!

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  41. Yes, that first card DID scare me! You are very creative! Love this new set, as I'm a fall groupie!

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  42. Love your scarecrow card. Fabulous idea

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  43. Fantastic new set...love what you did with it...thank you for the chance to win!

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  44. boy did you ever rock this set! I LOVE how you created a scary scene with such sugar sweet scarecrow - now that is talent! I am amazed by you :)

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  45. This is so cute. I would love to win this set.

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  46. These are both so clever and fun!! Love your take on the scarecrow!

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  47. Too cute, this is a great stamp set!

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  48. Two neat cards! Love the "scary" scarecrow and the humorous beaver. :)

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  49. This stamp set is so cute and would make great cards for my 11 grkids:))))

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  50. cute cards. love the cute scene with the friendly scarecrow.

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  51. I love that cute scarecrow!!! Great card, perfect Halloween idea!

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  52. that scarecrow card is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. Great scarecrow card! I just love Paper Smooches stamps. Thanks for a chance to win a set. :D

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  54. Great cards. I love how you made the cute scarecrow scary.

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  55. these are so fun! love the way you used these great stamps! :)

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  56. Both really gorgeous cards, especially love the scarecrow card. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  57. Oh, I love that "dam" card! LOL!!

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  58. Oh, I love that "dam" card! LOL!!

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  59. Love that cheeky sentiment!!!

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  60. Loving that stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  61. I am jumping up an down doing the happy dance! Love love love your cards and your sense of humor!

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  62. Awesome cards ! I really love the first one....very " Spooky " . Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  63. What a sweet set! I love the scarecrow in the dark! And how clever to make a pile of logs with the stamps! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  64. Ver cool scarecrow card! LOVE the beaver card! So adorable! I had to explain to my daughter what "hot dam" meant :) I guess 10 year olds don't use that expression!? :)

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  65. AH! These cards are too cute! Love them both!!

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  66. Both card so cute! Clever way to use the stamps!

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  67. Now this is a Halloween cards!! Absolutely love that scarecrow!! But..Hot Dam!! that beaver is a cutie too!!! I want this set so bad!!!

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  68. What an adorable card! That Paper Smooches set is so versatile!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Love the dark scarecrow. Thanks for the chance.

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  70. I love the frame with the tree trunks! The fussy cutting on both cards just make them so wonderful!

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  71. Love the scarecrow card!
    Thanks for the chance to win a great stamp set.

    Hattie
    hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  72. JJ, these are so freakin' awesome. :)

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  73. Such cute cards--love the new stamps!

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  74. LOL! That is one of the best Halloween cards I have ever seen. Love it! And the beaver--too cute! :)

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  75. You know I am trying to work on cute..and look at you, inspiring me with these 2 cards. That first one has such depth and then second one has the cutest fish ever! great job!

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  76. Very spooky scarecrow card and the critter card is adorable.

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  77. Oh my, how incredibly creative are you!!! LOVE the "Scared" card and using the trees from the Autumn set for the "dam" card is genius.
    Thanx for a chance to win.
    -- Connie C.

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  78. Cute set - and darling cards!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  79. Fun & flexible set. Love the oak leaves.

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  80. Very cute stamps and your cards are awesome and no I am no scared at all.....lol kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca

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  81. Ah ha! That Hot Dam card is hilarious! I LOVE it!

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  82. So fun! The stamps could create years of hilarious cards. great job.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. Oh my goodness your card is so awesome! I love the PS critters, you are so right about the personality!!! I would love to win, I don't own any yet but have a LONG wish list. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  84. Your scarecrow is really spooky, what a fabulous efferct and the beaver is soo cute, love them!!!

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  85. Your dam is really clever and the whole card made me laugh!

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  86. Love your scenes! That beaver one is so clever. And the new set is drool worthy... "-)

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  87. Adorable cards and stamp set!

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  88. really cute cards!! Love the scarcrow between the trees, and the beaver is too cute!!

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  89. I really love your spooky scarecrow! Great use of the set!

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  90. Very fitting for halloween that's coming up :D

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  91. You've been really creative with this set! I'd love to win these stamps, to add to the Spring Groves I already own!

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  92. Wow when you look at the stamp set it wasn't spooky at all just darling. Your card is "spooky" great job.

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  93. I love everything about Autumn and this stamp set is so cute! Thanks for the chance!

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  94. In love with this set! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  95. Awesome Halloween card! Thanks for the chance to win a Paper Smooches stamp!

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  96. Cute cards, especially the beaver one. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  97. Such a creative use of masking. I totally did not see spooky possibilities with this set but now I do! Thanks for sharing. ;)

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  98. HOW CUTE!!!!!!!!! BOTH cards! VERY CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks for showing us! :)

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  99. Hi JJ! How cool to make a scary scarecrow! I love your card with the spooky eyes and bordering trees. This is stunning! Cute little beaver card too with that great sentiment. What a great card to give to someone having a bad day or hard time...something to make them smile!

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  100. You used the stamp set in a unique way-very clever.The Paper Smooches stamps are very versatile and interchangeable. Thanks for the cards.

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  101. what a great stamp set! love it :)

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  102. The scarecrow is so darned cute. I would have never thought of changing out the eyes.

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  103. Both cards are so creative! Just a fabulous way to use the stamps! Love them!

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  104. Love your cards, they are so cute! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  105. I love your spooky take on this cute set! Thanks for the chance to win the set. :)

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  106. Love the scarecrow!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  107. Oh my, your cards are both adorable! (I especially love the "Hot Dam" card...laughed!) I live your blog and signed on to follow...so glad I found it!

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  108. Love how you made that cute scarecrow scary. Also love the beaver. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. Wow, what cute cards they are! The "Hot Dam" makes me laugh. Your scarecrow looks really spooky. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  110. Oh, JJ ~ these two cards are so adorable! Love teh 'scary' scarecrow and the funny Hot Dam :o)

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  111. Holy Moly! I love your cards....I adore cards with a sense of humor! Thanks for the chance to win the new stamp set.

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  112. These are super fun card! I love the spooky scarecrow and how you created the log jam!!

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  113. What great cards! I love the spooooky eyes on your scarecrow and the fish and the beaver are a hilarious couple! Thanks for sharing your fun designs! :)

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  114. What a great way to use the stamps and make them your own! I really liked your techniques on the Scared card! I agree, those critters are danged cute! Great sentiment too!

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  115. Gosh how fun is that Halloween card! I sure was scared! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  116. Adorable and fun cards!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  117. What a fab card. i love the window and how the trees frame it. and your second has me rofl...too funny!

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  118. Such a cool creative card. I love the background as much as the scarecrow changes, and the trees are a perfect addition. Thanks for sharing these cards to show what we can do with the stamps.

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  119. Wow, two great cards from one fantastic set.

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  120. What a great Halloween card using the autumn groves set. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

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  121. Love the SCAREcrow. Love this set.

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  122. Wow i love what you made! That scarecrow is awesome! Love this Autumn stamp set!!

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  123. Love both of your cards!! Super cute stamp set - love Paper Smooches!! TFS and thanks for a chance to win.

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  124. Sweet cards! Love this PS set!
    DeniseB

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  125. that scarecrow stamp is the cutest!

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  126. Love your card. Scary scarecrow.

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  127. This is such a cute stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  128. Love your cards and how you used the stamps. I'm the opposite of you - I'm living in Hawaii, but have many fond memories of fall on the mainland from when I lived there. :)

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  129. Well, all I have to say is BRILLIANT!!! That beaver card is genius!!!
    I hope that I could lift your design (only the premise, of course)!

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  130. Such great cards. The use of the dark paper really did change the feel of the set to more scary! The second one had me laughing...Love the images and the hysterical sentiment. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  131. a little frightened by that scarecrow, but great for halloween! loving your little beaver dam too!

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  132. Such cute designs! Love the cloudy sky of your spooky scene!

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  133. Adorable stamps! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  134. Fabulous cards! The first one did spook me, but the second made me giggle to calm me down ;) Love them both!!

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  135. So cute and funny! thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  136. This is such an adorable set with the scarecrow and all. Love fall!

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  137. Great cards - love the scary one especially.

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  138. Love the cards! love the stamps too!

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  139. LOVE, LOVE both cards JJ - hot dam that first one has me scared!!! LOL :)

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  140. I love how different each project is made with the same stamp set! It really shows the versatility of it! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  141. Oh I just LOVE your cards! So cute and clever!

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  142. Love your cards and Paper Smooches stamps!

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  143. So glad Kim asked you to showcase this set JJ! Both of your cards are fantastic!

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  144. JJ, I love how you stayed away from "traditional scarecrow" and made a sinister-looking guy. And all the layers with the vellum moon, the birch trees, the layered clouds, the frame, look fantastic! And that you used smokey colors. Super!

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