Friday, May 18, 2012

Something special to share - and a giveaway

On May 15th, we released our newest set called Happy Camper and I am here today to help promote this sweet set with two very talented ladies!  This is the seventh stamp set from our Kismet collection.



I made this card a while ago...and now that I look at it...I should have grounded the images.  Even a simple line along the back of the images would have helped...ah well...I still like it ok  :)  They were fun to color any ways.  UGH...and now that I look at it even more...the tent should have been where the fire is...in the back distance.   (smacking head, LOL)  Please tell me that I am not the only one that looks at a card later and doubts their design decisions...

I have one "Happy Camper" stamp set to give away to one lucky person!  You have until midnight on Sunday, May 20th to leave a comment.  I will post the winner here on Monday, May 21st. 

For more chances to win...please visit
Courtney Kelley
Mariana Grigsby

Thanks so much for stopping by
(good luck)
xxxx
Kim

185 comments:

  1. The card is lovely. I'd take it to be emotive of camping as opposed to a camping scene, artistic licence & all :)

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  2. Your images are wonderful - as always! LOVE your card!

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your card.

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  4. Tent in the front or the back, it's cute either way! I love how you've colored the fire. Super fun card! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  5. I think that bear looks like he's speaking words of wisdom. Could be used for so many sentiments.

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  6. How exciting!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    - April W

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  7. Your card is adorable Kim!!! Such a sweet set. And to answer your question, yes, I too am hyper-critical of my own cards. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Linda

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  8. I have looked at my cards many times and thought just like you. Beautiful colouring btw! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. Too darn cute. I love the whole camping thing. Great card. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  10. I am so in love with this set... such fun fun images...this card is just way too cute...thanks for the chance to win...

    Happy Friday

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  11. Adorable card!!!I just love the bear! I can see this on a matchbook album or a mini album!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  12. I am in love with this stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. LOVE this stamp set, it's adorable!! (although I haven't seen one of your sets that I DON'T like!) :)

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  14. The male part of my family is forrester/hunter since 4 generation - I must have this set...

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  15. I think your card looks great without grounding - if you'd grounded them then you would have had the fire in the wrong place so as it is, it works fine! It's a supercute set - thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. LOL! I totally do that! I think this is very cute, though! Love the coloring! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  17. You are not alone! I always second guess myself. Not to worry, though, you're card is adorable! Love your coloring, too!! :)

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  18. I know what you mean about grounding your images....I have looked back on many creations and thought "WHAT was I thinking???" LOL!!! It still is a cute card! I just love that little bear!

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  19. This is such a fun set, great for guys and love the critters! Thanks for the chance to win, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Goin'on a BEAR hunt, gonna catch a BIG one! we're not afraid!
    Your BEARs are so cute!
    LOVE the swirls at he tent base too!

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  21. I love this stamp set! So outdoorsy!

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  22. This stamp set is fabulous! I love the cute deer =)

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  23. I think the card is super cute!!

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  24. This is a cute set, my famly does a lot of camping, so it would get a lot of use. Too cute.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
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  25. LOL, I often wonder if I should have done a card differently. Yours looks adorable!

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  26. This is such a cute set and I think this card is super cute!!!!

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  27. Love that bear! Too Cute! And I always "second guess" things I make after the fact too... glad to see I'm not the only one :)

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  28. I really love thst you placed the fire in the upper corner. It draws your eyes to the different elements in the card. The set is adorable!

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  29. I just love this stamp set. I am a huge bear collector and love anything that has bears. My birthday is 2 days after the giveaway ends...this would be a great birthday present.

    akirb78@yahoo.com

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  30. i almost ALWAYS finish a card in the evening, and then make a change to it in the morning when i wake up and look at it again! so you aren't the only one! :) but this is darling . . .how could it NOT be, with those stamps!? xoxo

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  31. That near is cute as. I would be tempted to try and use the fire stamp as the side Bertie of a rose... Great set.

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  32. You make me laugh! I also have that when I finished a card!

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  33. What an awesome stamp set! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sue O

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  34. I detest looking back at my old work. I can pick even the best things apart!
    Have an awesome weekend!

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  35. Jennifer McWilliamsMay 18, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    It is a great card using those great stamps. TGIF!!

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  36. The card looks great as it is, but I know what you mean!

    thanks for the chance to win!

    Serena

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  37. You definitely are not the only one that wishes you could change your card after it's finished...I always have the....I should have done that instead...too! Love the set and excited about the giveaway!

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  38. Super cute and thanks for chance to win!

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  39. The card is cute. Every time you look at a finished project you can see something that you should have done differently. Don't obsess over it.

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  40. I do that more often than I care to admit. ;) I would be a totally Happy Camper to get this set. We go camping a lot so not only could I use it for cards but scrapbooks too. Yes! double duty.

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  41. I still think your card is cute :) I often have cards that I look at and think..hmm should have done that differently. I also have a lot that end up in the circular file as well. Part of the creative process I think. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win this!!! :) I'll keep my fingers crossed :)

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  43. Love the stamps !!! Would love to win :)
    Lynn Banducci

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  44. Very cute! Love the flames of the fire and the bear is adorable :) I'm so glad I'm not the only one that does it!!! I'm always looking after the fact of course, and saying Oh no, why didn't I see that?!! LOL

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  45. I think it is great the way that it is! Thanks for the chance!

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  46. Thanks for the chance to win. Cute camping ideas...

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  47. Just adorable....love all your stamps. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  48. Never underestimate the power of artistic license! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  49. That is a very cute card. Looks like a fun set.

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  50. This is a fun set and perfect for summer:)

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  51. This set is fantastic! And we are our own worst critics, aren't we? ;)

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  52. I love the stamps. We are avid campers and I have lots of pages full of camping photos yet to do. These would definitely look great on a page layout. Deb Klunder

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  53. This is an awesome stamp set and would be a good fit for where I live....Cottage country.

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  54. Adorable set! This bear is so much curer than the kodiak grizzlies that I see when j go camping here.

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  55. I think the card is adorable! Is it possible the campers are asleep in their tent and the bear is sneaking up on them? The stamp set us fantastic. Just in time for summer!

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  56. You're too funny, Kim! Yes, I obsess over things like that too - good to know even someone as super talented as you does the same. This set is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win !

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  57. I love how you colored it! Wish I had those skills! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I love how you colored it! Wish I had those skills! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. I love how you colored it! Wish I had those skills! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. I think this card is cute....I have this set on my wish list, so crossing my fingers I might be lucky enough to win it!

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  61. You know what I'll be once I own this set?

    A happy camper!

    ;)

    Card is adorable!

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  62. This is an adorable card! I know I will be one "happy camper" if I am the lucky winner of this super cute set!

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  63. I second guess all the time - but I still think this card is adorable as is! LOVE that set! SO cute!!!

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

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  64. cute, versatile stamp set!

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  65. I absolutely love this stamp set..that little bear's expression is so fun!=) Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  66. This is one adorable set, Kim! Self doubt and second guessing are my 2 biggest fortes- especially when it comes to crafting and scrapbooking!!

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  67. ADORABLE!!! Love the stamps! Thanks for the chance!

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  68. I love ALL your stamps!Thanks for the oportunity....

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  69. Ah! I would love to win this! I just ordered several stamp sets from you the other day - they'll be my very first PaperSmooches!

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  70. I think your card is cute!

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  71. thanks for the chance to win-super cute stamps!!

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  72. I think it's acute card and a great set.....would love to win!

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  73. Thanks for the chance. Love your stamps.

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  74. the paper smooches are so cute! i would love to win the collection!

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  75. Very cute card....just needs some s'mores!!! Thanks for the chance to win a great set!

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  76. I frequently look at my cards when they are done and have those moments. Love your card and thanks for the chance to win

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  77. I do that so much! Where I think what was I thinking? Thanks for the chance to win this set:)

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  78. LOVE the simplicity of this line...tooo cute

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  79. Barbara AxmacherMay 18, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Cute set. It would be great for scrapbooking too especially with all the summer camping coming up!!

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  80. I thought the exact same thing when I saw your card--everything you said--great coloring, switch tent and fire, and ground--I say this not to be critical, but to tell you I am thrilled that my mind thought like yours about "design decisions"!! Whoo-hoo!! I feel good now! Thanks for the lift and the chance to win this set--which is awesome, btw!!

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  81. That is such a fun card! I sooooo want this new set....REALLY BAD!!! And it's my birthday this month...so PICK ME! LOL!! ;)

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  82. Very cute. would love to see your card when you have finished grounding it

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  83. Yes we all have those moments...and when I look at a picture of a card...that is the best feedback of how well I did. Thanks for the op to win!

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  84. Aww--this is too cute!!

    Nope, you're not the only one. I have been know to bust our the scissors and take cards apart so I can "recycle" the good parts and throw out what I didn't like. LOL.

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  85. I love camping more than anything. We are going on an Alaskan cruise, but I am REALLY hoping that we can still go camping, too!

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  86. Love this set and your card is sweet! I am always looking at my cards and wondering if I could have done something else to...=)

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  87. Love this set... I don't know if I can "bear" to be without it!! Thanks for the chance!

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  88. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable set. All of your stamp sets are delightful.

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  89. I do the same thing. It's very cute.

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  90. This is a very cute set. Thanks for the chance.

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  91. cute card, even if the bear is a tad too close to that tent! love it!

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  92. I just discovered the ps-stamps and fell in love immediately! so the first order is out :D I absolutely love the images and your card is lovely - even though I also think, the tent should be behind the fire :)
    Thanks for this chance!

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  93. Those stamps are super cute! Don't beat yourself up -- we all look again and see things we might have changed!

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  94. Such a cute stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. Oooooh, campfires...and bears. Toooo cute. Our vision changes and we see different ways to create things all the time. That's all that's happened here. Enjoy your creativity instead of thinking what you might have done.

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  96. Wow! This is my first time visiting your blog! There is some really cute stuff here! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. Love all the cuties in the happy camper set

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  98. I always doubt my design decisions, it's a good job you have your blog friends to tell you that your design is perfect!

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  99. I still like your card, design doubts or no! I always think putzing with it after the fact is NOT a good idea... Love the images in this new set--just right for summer time fun in the great outdoors.

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  100. Cute card and lovely set. TFS

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  101. The set is so cute. Love the bear and the giraffe. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  102. Another adorable set, Kim! Your card is adorable-no worries. :) Thanks for the chance to win these new cuties!

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  103. I think your card is cute!!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

    www.cardcrazymamma.blogspot.com

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  104. this is awesome! and yes...i question almost EVERY card design once finished :( lol

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  105. You are definitely not the only person who questions designs. I think that is what makes up better crafters!

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  106. I love this set, its just so cute!!

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  107. I guess we could all drive ourselves crazy rehashing our cards. I like these new images.

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  108. Super cute! Thanks for the chance to win! Enjoy your weekend! It is a long weekend in Canada so I might even get some cards made!

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  109. Well, even if the images aren't grounded the card is still cute! :)

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  110. There are times for grounding and times for separately adorable images, like now. Very colorful!

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  111. This set is just darling!! Love your card! Yes, I look at things I make all the time and think should have done this why did I do that? I always post my good, bad and uglies!

    Thank you do much for the chance to win!

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  112. What a cute set, lots of projects can be done from that.

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  113. As an avid backpacker/hiker I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set! The card is adorable! Have a great weekend!

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  114. What a cute card! I really like this stamp set, the deer is adorable!

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  115. I can look at a card I've made three different days, and have three different feelings about it! Regardless of your rethinks, it's still very cute! I'd love to win this set.

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  116. What a great set! I go camping each year, so this set would definitely get some use on my layouts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  117. Lots of possibilities for this set. Cute!

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  118. I am the opposite.. I will sit and analyze something to death before I put it down... so that I didn't/haven't made a mistake/wrong place.. but that takes forrrrevvvvvvvvvvver and I am getting tired of that method.... LOL!! I am working on randomness!!! ;o) Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!!! I'm Weezie13 on the Cricut message boards or L.r. Smith on fb

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  119. Don't be so hard on yourself, hun!!! It is lovely as is. Thanks so much for the chance to win...

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  120. Oh, yah. You are't alone on the "I shoulda." After quite a few "bloopers," I now pre-stamp my cards on which I'm creating a scene. I stamp the main images on a quarter (A-2) sheet of computer paper to ensure that the position of all the stamps will reflect the distance I want to create. That way I know the design will work on my card. Thanks for the chance to win this great camp set that I adore! :)

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  121. love the gems on the fire.. :)

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  123. No this card isn't THAT bad Kim! Your coloring is great!!! I love it anyway!! As a lover of camping and all things "outside & with animals" this set just plain makes me smile!!! Thanks for the chance to win a set from you!

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  124. I would love to win this set, especially since I haven't ordered it yet. I have ideas for that bear!

    Youre so funny Kim!

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  125. Nuthin' wrong with the card...it's cute. Love the stamp set.
    -- Connie C.

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  126. Your card is very cute, nothin to sneeze at! I love this stamp set! Gotta have it!

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  127. I can't wait for summer nights under the stars! :) Love this set! Thanks for the chance to win.
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  128. This set is the cutest...and it made me laugh when I read how you looked at this card later and wished you could have added something. I do that ALL the time! But I resist...and move on. Because really, if we re-did everything..we would never get anything done! Your card is sweet...horizon line or not!

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  129. It's a cute card even if it's not perfect in your eyes!

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  130. i love the card. the images are adorable.

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  131. Ah yes, I'm critical about my cards too! When I start to dwell, I quickly put it in an envelope and get it mailed! :)

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  132. Your card is super cute! I often look at my cards, usually when I see them after in a photo and then that's when I say.... why didn't I do that!
    Thanks for the chance to win, your Kismet sets totally ROCK!

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  133. I never picked up on any of your criticism until you said it! I still think your card is adorable!

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  134. Another adorable set! Thanks for the chance to win...would love to add this to my PS collection!

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  135. I have to expand my PS collection. That is the cutest fire ever!

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  136. This is such a fun set, thanks for the chance!

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  137. I love this card, its clean, simple and very cute!

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  138. WOW!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs,

    Maria B.

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  139. Your card is sweet. We are always our own worse critic. :) I love this set. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  140. Such a cute card and an awesome stamp set! I love this set and thank you for the chance to win!!!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  141. What a cute card and I love this stamp set. I don't know that you placement is wrong, that's about where the bear was that wandered into our campsite. Between the tent and the fire. Thank goodness he kept on going around and behind the tent down to the lake. THe uses for this set are so many. What a fun set.

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  142. Thanks for the chance to win. And your not alone in second guessing your designs - I often make a card then decide after I've looked at it for a while or one of the children have made a comment I should have done this or that. Cheers.

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  143. Love your designs and can't wait to see more. I'm sorta the opposite and tend to think my cards/layouts look better by morning light. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. No, you're definitely not alone. I recently went through some of my old cards and thought "Well, this stack can't be saved and this stack needs some MAJOR remodeling!" So, don't feel alone! :)

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  145. I love camping! and this set looks super fun!

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  146. I love this stamp set. So many fond memories of camping when I was little, tho we never had a bear to our campfire.

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  147. We're definitely our own worst critics - I spot something I should have done differently on almost every card!

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  148. I know that feeling so well..first I am really happy with the card and when I look a few days later I think..I should have done this or this......
    Its a great fun stampset and card.

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  149. Oh, happy camper is right! This set is adorable. Perfect for my family of camping lovers and for my classroom. Goes perfect with my decor and theme! Pick me, pick me!!!

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  150. me me me! i love all your stamp sets! love the happy camper set too!

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  151. I second guess my cards all the time but I take it as all part of the learning curve! Love that bear - looks like he'd give some good hugs! :)

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  152. Happy camper is great. I so glad you second guess your cards too. It makes me feel more normal.

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  153. You are much too hard on yourself. I always second-guess my cards until someone else "ohs" and "ahs" over them. So I'm "ohing" and "ahing" over your card.

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  154. i find myself second guessing all the time. I try to accept it as part of unleashing your own creativity. Your creative brain is constantly at work when it's at its best :)

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  155. Love your simple card, so cute! That set is fab, I'd love to win it! :)

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  156. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  157. Very cute! And I am always doubting my design decisions...I think that is normal! Thanks for the chance to win such a cute set. Laura

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  158. Don't hit yourself too hard, because I think the card is still darling :) It doesn't hurt that you designed such cute stamps to start with!

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  159. I love the swirls on the fire and tent stamps, and that bear is too cute! It's clever that you used orange gems as crackles for the campfire. :)

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  160. Like to camp, LOVE the stamp! Thanks for All your cute ideas! -Mary Kaye

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  161. So cute! I LOVE camping and I need to scrapbook and make more cards about camping. These stamps would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  162. Adorable stamp set- the animals are so cute in it.

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  163. I love the images in this set! Your card is so cute and colorful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  164. This set is so darling! I am so in love with the Kismet collection!!

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  165. I love this stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  166. Such a cute stamp set - thank you for the chance to win.

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  167. Love that bear! I have him in the original set, would love to have it in the new clear set!

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  168. Love this set. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  169. I just LOVE this set! I just ordered my first PS stamp set yesterday and can't wait to get it! This would be an awesome addition! Thanks for the chance!

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  170. Very cute--love the expression on the bear's face.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  171. Very cute card and images! I'm glad I'm not the only one to second guess my projects after they are finished. :). Thanks for the chance to win!

    Crafty_kitten at Mac dot com

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  172. Great set - I could use this a lot!

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  173. Super Cute! I could do a lot with this set! Thanks for the chance

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