Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday's Favorite 5 with Kelly Marie Alvarez!

Hey there bloggers! Happy Friday to you, and happy FINAL day of STAMPtember! We've had a blast this month and hope you have enjoyed extra candies, sales, and extra special guests on our blog during the whole month! I'm so excited to tell you a little more about our featured blog guest today. Meet the President of Lawn Fawn, Kelly Marie Alvarez! Her personality is as warm and sweet as her smile, and she's wonderful to talk with! Her innovation and design vision, along with her wonderful husband, and design team has made the name 'Lawn Fawn' very prominent in the crafting community in a very short period of time. Here, above, she is pictured with her husband, Mike at their FIRST CHA show...which was JUST this year! Visit their gorgeous and inspirational blog daily, HERE.


Meet Francios. He is the delightful 'mascot' of Lawn Fawn. He is the original, and I'm sure will be forever treasured...kind of like how our Simon is a treasured mascot! :) Here's a little bit about Lawn Fawn Stamps... they are a small company from Southern California that specializes in clear stamps that are fun and lively. They began in March 2010 with the release of four stamp sets and are now proud to showcase an entire collection of fifty-five sets! Their stamps have been seen in the pages of Paper Crafts, CARDS, Take Ten, and Creating Keepsakes magazines with many more publications to come. When it comes to Lawn Fawn you will find clear stamps that are cute, whimsical, and even a bit quirky, but one thing they all have in common is the ability to inspire creativity in everyone.


Check out this beautiful work space! It's so organized and pretty, I can see how it's a place of constant inspiration! NOW!! Time for the fun stuff.. Kelly's 5 favorite crafting tools and why;

1. Neenah Solar White Cardstock
(perfect for stamping and coloring!)
2. Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
(perfect for precise and clean cuts!)
3. Cutter Bee Scissors
(perfect for 'fussy' cutting!)
4. ATG
(easy to use and so big it can't be lost!)
5. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
(it's perfect for all around stamping and coloring with Copic Markers!)

Kelly even designed a card for the occasion! Isn't she is the sweetest? And speaking of the sweetest...this card is SO CUTE! To make your own version of this super sweet card you will only need the following items;

1. Neenah Solar White Card Stock
2. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
3. Copic Markers
4. Making Frosty Friends Stamp Set

A great big HUG and thank you to Kelly, Mike, and the fabulous team at Lawn Fawn for letting us feature them in our final day of STAMPtember! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Before I go... Congratulations to the winner of YESTERDAY'S blog candy, Paulette Still! You win the stamp set on the Kathy Racoosin blog! Please email Fran at Fran@SimonSaysStamp.com to claim your stamp set!


BLOG CANDY ALERT! How would you like to win one of the newest editions to the Lawn Fawn Stamps collection? It's the adorable and very loveable, Turkey Day! It's featured in a fabulous card above by Latisha Yoast. Join our following, and comment on this blog and you could win! The winner will be announced on Monday's post. Good luck!

BONUS Blog Candy!! Kelly has very kindly offered to also send a lucky winner the Making Frosty Friends stamp set! Join our following and comment here and you could be a winner!


Steph


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146 comments:

  1. Fabulous creations! Love Love Love them!

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  2. Love that Making Frosty Friends card! Sweet!
    DeniseB
    I am a follower here.

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  3. That's great! Thanx for the chance!

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  4. I love Lawn Fawn stamps! Both cards are awesome and what a pretty craft space! Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win the cute turkey :)

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  5. Love Love all the pretty cards. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  6. I love lawn fawn stamps, they are one of my favorites :) And I love Kelly's video, her voice is so perky and friendly :) And well she makes some amazing cards!
    Thanks for featuring her here today!

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  7. Saved the best for last. Lawn fawn is awesome! I'm sorry it's the last day of Stamptember at least we have the holidays to look forward to.

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  8. Love Lawn Fawn stamps. The Making Frosty Friends card is so sweet...

    Thanks for featuring Kelly.

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  9. Wow what a great giveaway! I love Lawn Fawn, and really want that snowman set! Thanks for the chance to win! =D

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  10. I think these snowmen are so adorable. I love that you can build your own. Very innovative!

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  11. Beautiful cards! I love Lawn Fawn stamps so much! Thanks for sharing them!

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  12. Love the cute snowmen card. thanks for the chance to win. LOVE LawnFawn stamps!

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  13. Love everything Lawn Fawn! Thanks for featuring Kelly and her beautiful work!

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  14. What a darlin' Frosty Friends card! Loving that turkey, also!! Thanks for the chance to win some fab stamps!

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  15. Started following you guys! I LOVE Lawn Fawn. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome stamp sets!

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  16. So happy to see my wonderful friends Kelly and Mike featured here! I was a fan of Lawn Fawn from the beginning and my admiration just keeps growing!

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  17. Adorable cards! I don't own any lawn fawn yet, but they are really adorable!

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  18. I love the turkey. He would make the cutest Thanksgiving card.

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  19. I'm loving that turkey card!! I would love to win so I could make adorable place cards for Thanksgiving dinner!! Thank you!

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  20. Great cards. The Lawn Fawn Stamps are great to use :)

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  21. Proud owner of some Lawn Fawn! Great company, great service and great designs!

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  22. I love Lawn Fawn!!! And I don't have either of these two sets......Kelly really is sweet, love her winter card! Gorgeous card by Latisha!

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  23. I absolutely LOVE Lawn Fawn! Both of these sets are super cute and either would be the perfect addition to my quickly growing LF collection... ;.)

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  24. Great choice to end Stamptember with! Lawn Fawn is fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win their wonderful stamps.

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  25. Great cards!I love Lawn Fawn, and I am a follower!

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  26. Love your cards! And I loved seeing Francois the original Lawn Fawn...he's so cute...just like the Lawn Fawn stamps! :)

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  27. Sorry to see STAMPtember come to an end - it was fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Julia D.

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win. I love Lawn Fawn stamps.

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  29. Both cards are super cute! Love! :-)

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  30. THANKS so much for the fun!! I really enjoyed the post and the creations!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  31. I love Lawn Fawn stamps, especially their alphabet ones because of the way they fit up against one another for perfect alignment. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  32. Love the turkey...love Lawn Fawn. Thanks for sharing Kelly with us!

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  33. Love the frosty friends!! Thanks for the bonus candy!

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  34. Lawn Fawn has the most adorable stamp sets. I only own a few and would love to add to my collection especially the Frosty Friends. Thanks SSS for a great month of inspiration and the showcase of new products that I have never seen before. This was fun and definitely inspiring.

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  35. So gorgeous...love them!
    xxx Margreet

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  36. Lawn Fawn has become my latest obsession. I only learned of them a couple of months ago & I love them!

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  37. Love Lawn Fawn stamps. They are so adorable.

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  38. Lawn Fawn stamps are so lovely. The card is so cute. I'm having an early turkey dinner this weekend. It would go great w/my Thanksgiving layouts.

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  39. Wonderful stamps, and they seems like some really awesome artists too. I must admit, I had never heard about them until you mentioned them a little shile ago, but I sure love, what I´ve seen from them, that´s for sure, and these snowmen are just too cute he he he.
    A little question here to you at SSS, This entry here has never reached my reader, but a newer one has, but I couldn´t get to the blog from that one, so I had to go ditrectly to the blog, and when I get here, I find this entry, but NOT the one, that is showing in my reader right now???? Can anyone explain to me, why this happens? The same problem occured 2 days afgo and I´ve never seen that entry on the blog either, I saw in my reader that day??????
    Hope you all have a great week-end here and a HAppy International Cardmakingday tomorrow

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  40. FAb creation, and thanks for the chance. Hugs,moni

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  41. Loved this beautiful cards. And thank you for the chance to winn.
    Hugs Astrid

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  42. love your cards and thanks for the chance!

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  43. i love this card!!! thanks to SSS for stamptember and for being so awesome to deal with as a crafting supplier. thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  44. Love, love the LF company! Hi Mike & Kelly!! I'd love to win either or both sets! This card is so cute!

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  45. Thanks so much for al the fun this month, I'm gonna miss Stamptember!

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  46. Love Lawn Fawn! They are so easy to use within each different sets! Save my pennies just to get another set! LOL! I would so love to have the frosty set! Thanks for making these sets!

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  47. I'm a huge Lawn Fawn fan, but haven't been able to pick up any LF stamps yet. Thanks for the chance to win some of these fabulously fun images!

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  48. LOVED reading about Kelly and her Lawn Fawn Stamps and those cards are fabulous! Thanks for great inspiration and for this wonderful chance!

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  49. yay! i love Lawn Fawn!! They're definitely in MY favorite 5!

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  50. Loved seeing who is behind Lawn Fawn stamps....I love them all so much. Both the cards are adorable :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  51. I love Lawn Fawn stamps!! They have a great quality and the images are super fun & cute ;)

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  52. What a great card! I love to have the stamps to make it. The Turkey Day set is cute too.

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  53. Love the photos, cards and actually the whole post. TFS. Lawn Fawn ROCKS!!!

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  54. Always a big fan of LAWN FAWN :D
    The cards are adorable. Thank for the chance to win the give away.

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  55. WONDERFUL! I love the look of Lawn Fawn stamps and projects and Kelly seems like a very cool, down to earth person with a great company!

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  56. I love Lawn Fawn stamps!..and the cards are lovely!..thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Thanks for a great Stamptember -- can't believe it flew by so fast!

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  58. it was a great month, with lots of inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  59. oh how fun these sets are great and thanks for the giveaway i so need these xx

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  60. Such an adorable card! I love lawn fawn!

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  61. I love both of those cards!
    Thanks or the inspiration.

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  62. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. It was fun to read that little background. LOVE the stamps used on the projects. I will be signing up for your newsletter.

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  64. I love both the cards. you do such a great job on your cards, love Lawn fawn stamps would love th win I dont have any of the stamps yet. thanks for the chance to win some very cool stamps.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    Iam a follower

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  65. Awesome creations, I love them all but especially Making Frosty Friends. Snowman melt your heart, as the saying goes. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

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  66. Oh my heavens.. so much inspiration.. I just love Lawn Fawn.. thank you so much for the chance to win :) HUGS

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  67. I've been a Lawn Fawn groupie for a while now. Two great cards by Kelly!

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  68. I'm a follower :)

    Kelly's card is gorgeous - I'd love to join in the draw for the snowman stamp set :)

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  69. Beautiful cards, I love the snowmen stamp! Thank-you for all the chances to win that you give us..

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  70. Those lawn fawn stamps are super cute!!

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  71. Don't you love Kelly Marie? My hubby met her at a stamping store and said that she's really sweet and fun. I get that from her videos and blog--she's great! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  72. WOW, thank you Kelly, for another chance to win some of your ADORABLE stamps! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  73. The snowman card is so cute! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Frosty Friends is on my wish list!!

    Robin
    mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

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  74. Got to love Stamptember!!
    Great cards!!!

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  75. Haven't seen a LawnFawn Stamp set I didn't like!!

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  76. Haven't seen a Lawnfawn stamp set I didn't like! :)

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  77. Stamptember was the BEST!! I would love to win that cute little turkey and those sweet Frosty Friends! Thnanks SSS and KMA!

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  78. Love the cards, love Lawn Fawn. I am now a follower of this blog, as well as a fan on FB. Thanks.

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  79. I love all the Lawn Fawn stamp sets. I only have a few, but I use them all the time. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. fabulous Cards and love Kelly's fav's too. thanks for the chance to win the frostys

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  81. I would love to win some Lawn Fawn stamps! I ♥ this snowman card.

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  82. Really cute card!! Love LawnFawn stamps!!

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  83. This is such an awesome opportunity! I have been so busy with moving and getting a new puppy that I totally forgot that tomorrow is WCMD! I LOVE Lawn Fawn! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Love Lawn Fawn stamps--thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. Now a follower! I love Lawn Fawn stamps- they are so cute!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!
    Definitely a lawn fawn fan over here!

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  87. I first stumbled onto Lawn Fawn stamps when I was watching many card making videos. What I liked about their videos was showing the whole project being made with parts on fast forward and showing decisions being made as you go, just like the rest of us do when we are creating cards. I agree with the comments about the uniqueness of their images. Thank you for featuring them!

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  88. Awww...so in love with Kelly and LawnFawn! and love SimonSaysStamp store...my favorite place to online shop :))))
    Thanks for the chance :)

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  89. I love Lawn Fawn Sets. I Love that craft room too!!!

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  90. Love Lawn Fawn images and the card samples are a great jump off point when I'm a little brain-dead. Thanks for the chance!

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  91. LOVE Lawn Fawn, and both cards are too cute. Kelly seems like such a great person :o)

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  92. Fabulous cards, thanks for the peak into Kelly's world....

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  93. Kelly Marie's card is so sweet! I love me some Lawn Fawn and am way overdue adding to my collection. Thanks for the fun of Stamptember; it's been a blast!! :)

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  94. Ooh - I love the snow folk card! I would absolutely love to win this stamp set. Thank you SO very much for the chance.

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  95. cute cards!! thanks for the chance to win some cool stamps!

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  96. Love these two cards! Such a cute turkey. Great job! And thanks for the view into her workspace, awesome...if only... I loved all of the tips and tricks and neat things you showed all month! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  97. Cute cards!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  98. Wow that is so adorable!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  99. What a great feature!! LOVE Lawn Fawn---one of my favorite stamp companies!!! And WOW! Kelly Marie's craft studio is GORGEOUS!!! Super cute snowman card too!!!

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  100. Just adorable!!
    - April W
    P.S. I'm a follwer! ;)

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  101. I adore Lawn Fawn! My favorite is the set with the glasses but I'm excited to buy/win some holiday sets. Thanks for the chance.

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  102. Lawn Fawn makes the cutest stamps ever!

    pinkmontanarocks@yahoo.com

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  103. I heart Lawn Fawn and am seriously a groupie! I love following their blog and all of Kelly's awesome videos! Hooray for Lawn Fawn goodness!

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  104. lovely cards loved them both and thanks for the chance to win some fabulous stamps!!

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  106. The Frosty friends card is really cute and so is the turkey one!

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  107. Lawn Fawn has the most adorable stamps! And I've had my eye on Turkey Day since its release!

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  108. Lawn Fawn stamps are the best!

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  109. What gorgeous cards - love the snowmen!

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  110. I love Lawn Fawn! :) I own several sets but none of those mentioned so thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. Would love to win the frosty friends stamp set. I love lawn fawn - ur blog has a gr8 introduction to this wonderful company.

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  113. Fabulous creations! I love the snowman card! Love the white and white and the pops of color on each snowman! EEEK!! I love Lawn Fawn stamps!

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  114. tolle karten, die Schneemänner sind total süß
    lg gila

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  115. Lawn Fawn stamps are so fun & versatile. Thanks for sharing them & super sweet Kelly Marie.

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  116. How has it taken me this long to find this blog? It's fab and so full of inspiration and I was extra excited to see Kelly from Lawn Fawn featured today!

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  117. I love Francois! Is that an electrical cord? Does he illuminate? I hope so! I also love that he is, for some reason, wearing a flea collar. How many deer have one of those? I'd love to win the stamps, but now I really think I'd be most excited if I won Francois! :)

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  119. I'd love to win Frosty. Such a cute stamp!

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  120. OH my Goodness!! I would so love to win these items!!! I love LF stamps, and Kelly seems like such a sweetheart, and is extremely talented.. That snowmen card is so adorable!!!! Thanks SSS for the chance 2 win!

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  121. I liked the snowman card. It is adorable. I am a follower. Karen :)

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  122. I love Lawn Fawn!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  123. Love the style of Lawn Fawn. So many cute stamps!

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  124. Lawn fawn stamps are the cutest! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  125. what a great end to a great month. THanks!

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  126. I love Lawn Fawn stamps. Such cute designs.

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  127. That snowman card is so cute! Now i just have to practice with my markers to get as good at coloring!!!

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  128. oooh I so would love a workspace just like this!!! Fab cards x

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  129. these are so cute! I'm following!

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  130. That Frosty Friends stamp set is just adorable! I don't have any Lawn Fawn stamps yet...but I have admired them from different blogs...very cute!

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  131. Both are great cards and stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win and twice!!! Congrats to all the winners this month...enjoy your new sets! Happy creating!

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  132. Wow! So very cute! i love the snowman card, so simple and cute! Thank you so much!
    Lisa

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  133. Oh my goodness.....Frosty Friends is too cute!!!

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  134. I'm a huge fan of all the Lawn Fawn stamp sets. They are so whimsical & easy to play with.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  135. Such cute stamps. Can be used in so many different ways.

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