Monday, July 17, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Barnyard Buddies & Missing Ewe

Hello & welcome to our inspiration week where I will be sharing sneak peeks of Sunny Studio's newest release for Fall coming out on July 21st!  I hope you will pull up a comfy chair and join me.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom to enter today's giveaway too!  ;)

Today I'm excited to introduce you to our new Barnyard Buddies and Missing Ewe Stamps and Dies!  I went through a "country" phase in the 90's where I was obsessed  with cute cows and after that I received a million cows from thoughtful friends and family.  While I have parted with most of my collection, I still have a soft spot for cute farm animals.  ;)  

I don't know why, but the entire time I was designing this set, I had in my mind that I wanted to stack the critters and they didn't disappoint.  The set comes with a small section of fence that is great for repeating in scenes and using to layer in the distance.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Barnyard Buddies Greetings From The Funny Farm Horse, Pig, Sheep & Chicken Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I used the little barn from the set, along with my beloved cow to create a fun, punny card.  To create a relatively flat card, I took turns masking off the sky line and dirt path before inking with my favorite jumbo dauber and distress inks.  Then to add a bit of interest, I stamped a border of corn stalks and the grass image, using some companion stamps that come with the set.  For my last finishing touch, I heat embossed the tiny white flowers and topped them with some Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Barnyard Buddies What's Moo? Handmade Cow Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a card showcasing the leaping sheep from the 2x3 Missing Ewe set.  This set comes with several fun punny sentiments playing on the word "ewe", but for this card I wanted to go soft and sweet with a baby theme so I borrowed a sentiment from our Baby Bear stamps and the fence from Barnyard Buddies.  I inked up some Lawn Fawn cloud borders using my favorite Tumbled Glass distress inks and tucked my fence pieces in between.

For my next card I created another scene, this time focusing on the Chicken, eggs and baby chicks from the set...
Sunny Studio Stamps: Barnyard Buddies Chicken Funny Farm Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card today I thought it would be fun to color my horse with Copic Markers in princess colors and pair her with another fun set that I will be sharing later this week.  ;)  

To create my card I cut our Sun Ray Dies from masking paper and sponged on my rays using Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac distress ink, before going over the entire card with a light layer of spun sugar.  I then cut the center out using Tonic's Scalloped Circle dies to form my shaker window.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Happy Owl-o-ween & Barnyard Buddies Princess Owl & Pony Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

The shaker elements on this card were cut out from glitter cardstock using a free mini star trio die that will automatically ship with each order placed on our website starting on July 21st (while supplies last).



Here's a full look at the new 4x6 Barnyard Buddies and 2x3 Missing Ewe clear stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase on Friday morning.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Barnyard Buddies 4x6 Farm Animals Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Barnyard Buddies Farm Animals Coordinating Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Missing Ewe Sheep 2x3 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Missing Ewe Sheep Coordinating Dies

I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peeks.  Would you like to win a $25 gift code to our online store to spend on some of the new sets?  Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win.  We will be giving away a new gift code each day for a total of five chances to win!  Contest closes on July 22nd at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, July 23rd.  :)

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Make sure to check back tomorrow when I will be sharing another new stamp & die set that I'm hoping you'll fall in love with as much as I have. ;)

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used Today:
Baby Bear Stamps
Baby Bear Stamps
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Stars & Stripes Dies
Stars & Stripes Dies
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Sun Ray Dies
Sun Ray Dies
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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113 comments:

  1. I'm not usually too much into critters, but I totally LOVE your barnyard buddies!! They are so adorable! Had to think about what critters I'd like to see, but how about a couple more to go with these that would make a manger scene for Christmas?

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    1. So happy to here you suggest that because it's something on my list for the next release. ;)

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    2. I love Carol H.'s suggestion about adding animals for a manger scene. These stamps are adorable and a Christmas scene would be a cute card for grand children.

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  2. I am so happy to see more critters - I LOVE animals! Since the holidays are coming up I would love to see some deer or a moose in upcoming sets! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I love the word puns that accompany the sets. I love all the critters but design the stamps in a way that you change the facial expressions?

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  4. I love the little lambs, especially for baby cards. Can't wait to see more!

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  5. I love critter stamps and especially farm themed! I went through a country phase too, I no longer decorate my house like that, but I still love making cards with cute critters! These sets are adorable!

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  6. Wonderful new stamps and dies! I would love to see a funny rooster to go along with the Barnyard Buddies set.

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  7. Love these new animals - I would love to see a cut Koala bear:)

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  8. these are so cute!!! love the farm animals!!!

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  9. Super cute animal sets, and your cards are fabulous! I would love to see a cute bird set with a peacock and maybe a sweet little hummingbird. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. we had two donkey rescues in N. they'd make some great critter stamps!

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  11. Love your sets! Just made an underwater seen with your stamps & matching dies! Would love to win the gift card. I also follow you on instagram & always save your cards to copy or purchase new sets!

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  12. I'm not sure why, but I love little bugs and caterpillar stamps. I am new to your company so I would love to win a gift card to try some of these adorable stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. So nice to see sets that are proportional to others in your line. Makes if so easy to mix and natch elements to create unique cards!

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  14. I would like to see goats. I love cute farm animals and barns too.

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  15. I love the cutesy animals but I think it would be cool to see some more realistic ones too. A pretty humming bird would be awesome and I know there are some out there but, as a Gome of Thrones fan, I'd love to see some realistic dragon and wolves. :)

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  16. Oh my gosh, this is a great release, as always! The owls are a Must!

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  17. Oh my goodness!!! I'm so so so excited for this release! I've been intending to purchase a barnyard stamp set the past couple of weeks and I'm really excited I've waited because these are absolutely adorable! I just recently purchased your mermaid set and underwater creatures and I LOVE them. Thanks for your designs!

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  18. Love the Barnyard Critters and the sheep! Just adorable!
    I would like to see an Ostrich and some Frogs.
    So excited to see more!!!

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  19. Well, I love birds, which I know you have in some of your collections.
    But maybe a set with a variety of birds: an eagle, hummingbird, toucan, parrot, owl etc. Your cards are all so darling, Mendi.

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    1. Add flamingos to the list! I love birds too.

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  20. Oh my! I, too, went through the barnyard animal phase! My kitchen in the nineties was all cows with some chickens to accent. I also have let most of it go, but kept a few pieces, too. I still have my quite extensive collection of "Mary Moo Moo's" because they are just too cute. As for other animals, maybe some woodland critters such as squirrels, skunks, raccoons, chipmunks, deer, moose, or mice. Fall is a good time for those types of animals. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win! :D

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    1. Oh my goodness! We're kindred spirits! I kept all my Mary's Moo Moos too! They're almost all in their boxes at this point, but I have over a hundred of them. ;)

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  21. Adorable cards. Love inspiration week.
    I would love to see tropical birds and plants. They are so bright and colourful creatures.

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  22. I love cats! Can't go wrong with cute kitty designs!

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  23. I would love to see an alligator or penguin.

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  24. These Farm animals are adorable and I love the stacking too!

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  25. I would love to see puppy sets. Just cute puppy dogs.

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  26. Darling critters!
    I love Owls and it
    looks like you have
    them coming this week!
    Carla from Utah

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  27. I love the cute farm animals, and your cards are wonderful!

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  28. Barnyard Buddies is such a cute set!! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  29. Cute animals and cards! I can't think of a different animal that I like that you haven't already done. Have you done specific dogs like Labs? Different dinosaurs? whatever you design, it's a winner in my book ---- or card!

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  30. Love the faces on these animals, such cute expressions.

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  31. Love Sunny Studio designs. Such fun! Today's sneak peak no exception.

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  32. I'm really loving these sets, they are adorable. How about hummingbirds.

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  33. Love these cards, and the stamps are too cute!! I love teddy bears and bunnies!

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  34. Oh my, these barnyard buddies are so cute!! I can't think of any animal's that you've missed. Your stamps are always so fun!

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  35. I love the barnyard buddies set - the facial expressions are so sweet:) I also love the 2 'ewes' - so versatile. Perfect for baby but also for Easter or Spring. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. The barnyard buddies are so cute! Love all the examples!

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  37. The Miss Ewe stamp and die sets are just so adorable!

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  38. I love the new baby card, it's adorable. Well, all the cards are beautiful, but of course there is always one which is a little favorite....

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  39. I love the Barnyard Buddies. Fantastic set and the cards are wonderful. I always love kitties and puppies.

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  40. The Barnyard Buddies are adorable. Thank you for designing them. Monkeys are fun.

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  41. This is a darling set.
    Love the lambs jumping over the fence.
    this would be good for adults as well
    as babies - someone having trouble
    sleeping would love it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  42. Oh, my goodness Miss Mendi, I do believe you've outdone yourself once again. As a "girl" who grew up working on her uncle's farm, (I had a "thing" for geese in the 90s and my sister was partial to cute little piggies!!) I adore these sweet little critters. Your cards are beautifully done and even the "flat" card looks so multi-dimensional. Very nicely and creatively put together!! Thanks for sharing and I can see an order in my near future (but, shhhh...don't tell my hubby!! LOL). Have an awesome week! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  43. Oh, I am SO excited to see what goodies this week will bring. The new products shown today are absolutely wonderful!! LOVE the addition of the fence to the farm set! I think the hay bale and corn stalk will be great on harvest cards this fall. :) Thanks for sharing the cute cards and new products with us! What will you show us tomorrow?? :)

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  44. I would like to see jack rusell dogs😊

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  45. Adorable and fun stamps and cards! I'm partial to dogs and koalas, so either one would be great on a stamp set.

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  46. the barnyard scene is just darling.... and adding my fave, the sheep just steals the whole show!!!!

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  47. Hedgehogs..... lots of hedgehogs. I think whoever drew your barnyard animals would make the cutest in hedgehogs!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet feedback. I love hedgehogs too. Right now I'm a one woman company so I design all the sets, create the cards for inspiration week and fulfill all the orders. ;)

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  48. Fun sets and samples! I especially love the baby card with the sheep - adorable!
    The only animal I can think of right now is a dog...because my dog Lucy is sitting here crashed out and all cute. ❤️ You can't go wrong with cute puppies, right?!

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  49. I love your choices in animals. They are too cute! I also own many many Mary Moos. A Ltd of the Christmas ones also. Black and white cows were my addiction for many years. Not so much now, but I don't see me parting with them anytime soon.

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  50. These little animals are so darn cute!

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  51. I happen to love all the animals (I married a farmer��) but I would love to see something cute with donkeys as they seem to be my very favorite!

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  52. I love all the animals but I'd really love to see some tropical animals like chameleons

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  53. This set is so cute!

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  54. Your critters have the cutest faces--I just had to have the reindeer last year! Since your color layering stamps are equally as awesome, have you ever considered doing a set of kitties in layers where you could do stripes or other patterns for the fur and paws? I also think you'd do amazing layering hummingbird and butterfly set!

    Chris L.

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  55. This is the cutest release ! So many adorable critters, endless project possibilities

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  56. Such cuteness! I would love to see you do an elephant set.

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  57. I love all the cute critters and would love to see hedge hogs! I love all of the samples and can't wait for the next release!

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  58. These are adorable! The barnyard & farm scenes cards are my favorite.

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  59. Very cute stamps! The chickens are my favoriteπŸ“

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  60. I grew up on a farm and the little cow is perfect!

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  61. Oh, I love cows too. I'm still hanging on to some of them! Your Barnyard Buddies and Miss Ewe are adorable. Great cards!

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  62. Wow! What a fun new release! Love the farm animals, they are so cute!!!

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  63. Just adorable! I love the little farm animals and the sheep.

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  64. I would love to see a koala bear. They are so cute!

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  65. I would like to see tigers or zebras. Panda bears can be cute as well.

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  66. Love this cuties!!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  67. I love this set reminds me of my grandparents farm. I'd like to see hamsters or guinea pigs in a stamp set. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  68. Oh I love just love these! Definitely going top of my wish list. I could do with some Australian critters to make cards for my son and fiancΓ©e who've just been on holiday there and cats and kittens :).
    Debra x

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  69. I love the new stamp set! I would love to see racoons or hedgehogs :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I love the barnyard buddies. I like the way you made the horse into a unicorn, without the horn!

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  71. Ahhh! They are so cute! I love the barn to go with them! And I had to double take on the unicorn horse, so awesome!

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    1. OH and I would love to see maybe a frog prince set!

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  72. Oh how sweet are THESE cards and stamps! Well done!

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  73. The farm animals are too cute! Also, I think I spy an owl. Owls are my absolute favorite so I'm excited to see that set! My suggestion for another critter set would be hound dogs. I've seen lots of generic dog sets but I think some long, droopy hound dogs would be adorable :)

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  74. Love the Greetings from the Funny Farm card. I have friends who would find that really amusing.

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  75. Love your barnyard critters!

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  76. Mendi! These are adorable!!! I love the sheep.

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  77. SQUEAL!! How SWEET!! This set has my NAME ALL OVER it!! =) Being a FARM Girl I LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING about these SWEET Sets!! Your Cards are ALL SO FUN and Creative!! SO MAN ways to use these!! I'd LOVE to see a Set with a Zebra, Elephant, Lion Giraffe and a Hippo and maybe a FUN Fall themed Set with different things to create scenes to go along with the CUTE Animal Images you already have!!?? THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS RELEASE Week!! I CAN'T WAIT to see MORE!! =)

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  78. Your chicken stamp has to be the cutest one I've ever seen! Since you do such a fabulous job drawing birds, a peacock stamp would be fun.

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  79. OMGosh these are all so super cute, thank you for sharing.

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  80. So cute! I love the sentiment "welcome to the funny farm"! It made me laugh! I would love to see you make a creepy crawly stamp set! Spiders, worms, flies, all the good stuff!

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  81. I would love to see more owls and maybe a series on dogs. like Great dane dogs, lab dogs, just different breeds and some mutts of course

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  82. The Barn Yard Buddies and Missing Ewe stamps really are cute. I love the scenes and the stacked animals.

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  83. Too cute! Love the sheep leaping over the fence card!

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  84. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! Love that cow. I'd love to see a goat, and different dog breeds!

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  86. I'm new to Sunny Studio Stamps - but I can tell they are going to be an obsession. Such cute stamps!! LOVE the sheep:)

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  87. These little animals are adorable! LOVE the sheep!!! Too cute! That baby card you created with the sheep was just so perfect! The barn in the set is really amazing, looks very realistic! Another great set of cards my friend! You rocked this release!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  88. I would like to see a Camel on our next set - It's Hump Day! Sweet set here! TFS

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  89. I'm telling you right now... Whether I win or not, I *WILL* be buying the barnyard set!!!! It is SO STINKIN CUTE!! I don't know why but I love anything farm themed!!

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  90. Super cute set! I'm not drawn to animal sets but this one is cute!

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  91. What an adorable set. I would love to see some exotic and unusual animals (eg. safari/rainforest type).

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  92. LOVE this!! These farm critters are adorable!! I am so glad I do not have a set like these because this is a MUST HAVE! Love how cute they are - I think you would do equally well with lions, tigers, and bears - Oh my!!

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  93. I've been looking for a sheep/lamb set for a long time but haven't found one I like- until now. Can't wait to order. As for new animals- my sister is obsessed with pandas but I actually could have used a squirrel and chipmunk the other day.

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  94. This is going to be a great release.

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  95. I adore the barnyard buddies and LOVE the cards that were created using those stamps. This is going on my wishlist for sure!

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  96. I love the darling cards you've created with thus fun set! So cute! I'd love to see a Coati as a stamp (and a waterfall!)

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  97. I really love the barnyard buddies! These cards are super cute! I would love to see a collection of different frogs and lizards or mythological creatures other than dragons, unicorns & fairies. I would love to see a collection with Griffin, Phoenix, centaur, faun, etc.

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  98. Nice post! Like it. Look forward for your new post. Thanks! jute goods

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