2016 Seasons Givings Blog Hop


Hi there! It's Seasons Givings Blog Hop time again and I'm so excited to be participating again this year. I'm just a few days shy of 10 years of blogging here at Poetic Artitstry and am so grateful for all the friends I have made here over the years. Sharing inspiration is something I love to do and I am so blessed by those of you who take the time to send your support in comments, emails, cards and orders. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've also been blessed with a husband who supports my creative endeavors and doesn't mind an entire room of the house devoted just to papercraft things lined up in rainbow order.  So I have an overflowing treasure trove of goodness in my stamp room, and new stuff from Santa to put away! I'm offering up the following giveaways as a thanks to all of you for your support and friendship. Here's to a bright and shiny 2017!

To enter my giveaway, leave me a comment telling me your favorite saying, quote, billboard, ad, commercial, etc.

I'll go first... in downtown Boise this holiday season there's a billboard that says, "In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Happy holidays."  I love it so much and smile everytime I see it.  Okay, on with the giveaways...


Giveaway 1 {winner must have a US shipping address}

This box includes 9 months of Paper Pumpkin kits, May 2015 through January 2016.  All stamps and papers are unused. Also includes a Paper Pumpkin stamp storage case for the stamp sets (not shown in photo). The mini ink pads are not included as they were immediately assimilated into my treasure trove.


Giveaway 2 {US & International winners welcome}


My second giveaway is a $75 gift code to my shop, Verve Stamps. We've got our year end clearance sale going on through January 3, plus save an additional 15% off your order with gift code GBUY16.

Comment deadline for the prize drawing is 8:00 pm Mountain on Monday, January 9.  Please check back on Jan. 10 to see if you are a winner.





Here are a few of my favorite makes from the first half of 2016....

January Favorite: Wallpaper Love
February Favorite: A Brighter World
March Favorite: Watercolor Bunny
April Favorite: Always Blessed Card Concept
May Favorite: Beautiful Card Concept
June Favorite: Life Happens Mixed Medai

 If you're new here and like what you see, I'd love for you to subscribe to my blog over there in the sidebar.  You can also find me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/vervegirl.

Happy hopping and happy new year!  Next up on the hop is Lee Murphy.

Comment question is:  What is your favorite saying, quote, billboard, ad, commercial, etc.?

223 comments

  1. Thanks for a chance to win. My favourite quote is a wooden sign we have hanging in the kitchen. "There is always ALWAYS something to be thankful for".

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  2. Hi, Julee!
    I never knew you had identical twin boys. I also have identical twin boys (31 years ago, if you can believe that...YUP! I'm getting OLD!!!)
    I have many sayings that I love, but this one is my very favorite. I've always wanted to see a stamp made with this quote:
    "A mother writes on the hearts of her children, things the world will never erase".
    Thanks for your generous heart toward the crafting community, Julee. I'm so grateful for you and those like you who bless us so much with such amazing products to create with and enjoy. I wish you a wonderfully blessed 2017.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the Budweiser commercials with the draft horses and the little puppies. I also like the Biltmore commercials. Mkschmidt4atgmaildotcom

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  4. Happy New Year!!! Thank you for all the fun inspiration and this wonderful giveaway!!!! Hmmm my favorite ad is one that was just shown recently for christmas, it has a tall man that looks kind of like frankenstein and he goes to sing christmas songs by a christmas tree where others have gathered, at first the group of people look scared but then one little girl starts singing with him and the others join in, it was such a cute commercial.

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  5. Happy New Year, thanks for sharing your beautiful creation in 2016!
    My favorite quote is always from Winnie the Pooh, this year, I am choosing this one -
    SOmetime the smallest things take up the most room in your heart! Isn't that sweet!

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  6. Oooo, I am dreaming of that fabulous gift certificate. My favorite quote is: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt . -- George Eliot (I had to learn that the hard way.) It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt . -- George Eliot

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  7. My favorite quote/saying/slogan is one I saw recently by Hallmark "Christmas is too sparkly. Said no one. Ever." I love sparkle and glitter, so I couldn't help but laugh! Thank you for the chance to win such a fabulous prize. Wishing you a very happy New Year! (P.S. I'm International:)

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  8. Oh my goodness, I am drooling over those prizes!! The kits would be fabulous to use with my daughter and granddaughters...and the GC would be my introduction to Verve stamps! As for favorite quote, it would be one that I saw recently, " Don't look back, you're not going that way". Thanks for the chance to win and happy new year!

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  9. wow---that gift certificate would be awesome! My fave quote...right now...Life is tough, darling, but so are you. After the year I had, this quote stands out to me. Happy New Year!

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  10. My favorite saying is "sharing is caring" and my preschool students say it to one another all the time. It always makes me smile.

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  11. A simple saying, It is what it is. So true I think! Don't sweat the small stuff and don't let things rob your peace and happiness! Happy New Year!!

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  12. The GC would be a greatness. I love my Verve Stamps, they get a lot of use. I am enjoying reading other's favorite quotes. "A day without laughter is a day wasted". Sounds a little harsh but reminds me to not always take everything so seriously.

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  13. Happy New Year Julee! My favorite saying (that isn't scripture!) is "Expectations are the death of contentment ". How true is this! Favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11&12. :-)

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  14. Happy happy new year Julee! Love the quote, "go confidently in the direction of your dreams." Or Dr. Suess quote..."Oh the places you'll go..."

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

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  15. My favorite slogan is "Let's Do This" from Home Depot. It's what got me through my year long treatment for breast cancer, especially chemo.

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  16. Happy New Year, Julee!!! What a great way to hear and read everyone's comments re: favorite quotes. One of my favorites (other than Jer. 29:11) is "True friends are always together in spirit" from Anne of Green Gables.

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  17. I always enjoy seeing your creations, Julee! Thanks for sharing them as well as sharing the awesome prizes! My favorite saying is "Go before the throne before the phone"!!! Happy New Year!

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  18. I love your work! Thanks for the amazing giveaways! My favorite saying for this year has been "You can do it." I have repeated it hundreds of times while pushing myself on my bike this year. It helps me do that final mile or make it up that big hill.

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  19. "The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself" Rita Mae Brown I guess that quote has stuck with me for nearly 40 years Mary Christmas and Happy New Year Stamping! Love your posts, love your cards love Verve stamps!

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  20. Thanks for being part of this great hop! Happy new year! x

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  21. What a generous giveaway and lovely gallery of cards, Julee! "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind". CS Lewis.

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  22. My favourite quote is from Dr. Seuss:
    "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!"
    I like to throw that one in my kids faces quite a bit.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  23. Julee, Your cards are always beautiful and iSpy ones from the Coffee Lovers blog hops! I want to thank you for another year of inspiration! Your style is awesome. Thank you also for your generosity for the Coffee Lovers blog hops☕️

    Quotes? I love quotes!

    Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Caffeine.
    (cracks me up)

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  24. Julee, I always love to see your favorite cards post! Such inspiration!! My favorite saying is "kindness matters" that I talk to my kids about and "more than enough" to help me declutter. Happy New Year!

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  25. Your stuff is amazing! My favorite go to is Do Unto Others for sure.

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  26. I love your gorgeous cards of 2016! A favorite saying my gramma always told us was: be thankful for the little things because it's the little things that make life big.

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  27. Gosh, I'm not sure I have a favorite quote, maybe Phillippians - Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again, rejoice!

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  28. I love the inspiration I get from your blog! My favorite quote is "No one ever injured their eye sight by looking at the bright side".

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  29. Love your samples! My favorite saying is:
    Always find time for things that make you happy to be alive!

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  30. Happy New Years!! I heard this one lately..."Don't get preoccupied, get occupied" and I like it! ...cheers ...Gina F

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  31. My son shared this with me when he was about 16, it stuck with me and he is now 28.
    'Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.'

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  32. Favorite Quote ... Brian Andreas ... it hangs by my front door ... "Anyone can slay a dragon he told me, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero."

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  33. Do the right thing for the right reason! It certainly applies to me, but think how much better off we'd all be if we all did!

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  34. A smile is a curve that straightens everything out....seen on a stamp

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  35. "With God, all things are possible"!! Thanks for the inspiration, and your generosity, Julee!

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  36. Love your cards, my fav on this post is the 2nd one, with all those gorgeous shades of pink! "Just Breathe" is my fav saying. Thanks so much for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

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  37. Mine is: Do something creative everyday.

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  38. Paper Pumpkin! And Verve Stamps! Wow. My favorite ad was for a printer. A boys summer camp printer out pictures of spiders and taped them to the walls of the girls summer camp cabin. All tue girls were.screaming because the prints were so life like.

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  39. I just love your cards!! They are so beautiful!! Thank you for giving me a chance to win!!

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  40. My favorite saying is "Be the change you want in the world".

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  41. Mine is "It doesn't get easier, you get stronger"

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  42. Today is a great day to be awesome!

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  43. Today is a good day for a good day!

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  44. "There's always tomorrow."
    I'm a bit of a procrastinator
    but everything gets done on
    time and well done.
    Fantastic offer of Paper Pumpkin.
    thanks for sharing all year long.
    Happy New Year

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  45. My favorite quote:

    If you can dream it, you can do it.
    Walt Disney

    Thank you for the chance to win
    Happy New Year!

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  46. "Do anything, but let it produce Joy". I saw it on a project by Olga Heldwein, DT of G45. I just love it!
    Thank you, Julee, for such generous giveaways! $75 to Verve?!? Wow!
    Hope your 2017 is a blessed year to you & yours.

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  47. We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. In filling a vessel drop by drop there is at last one that makes it over flow. So in a series of kindnesses there is at last one that makes the heart overflow

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  48. Great cards and your giveaways are awesome. I would feel so blessed to win.
    My favorite ads are Chic-fa-la, especially the one where the cow is in the little girls room hiding amongst all her toys when the mother comes in to check on her. When the mother leaves, the cow appears and the little girl says, "that was close." Also love the quote you posted.

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  49. My family keeps me laughing from that very silly commercial from the Super bowl. The Puppy Monkey Baby. They do this little dance and make me laugh. Happy new year

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  50. Today is my Birthday so I love to win the giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. Stunning inspiration cards, as always! I recently saw some wall decor with the lyrics to you are my sunshine and I realized how those lyrics always make me smile. Wishing you a fabulous 2017!

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  52. great blog hope and amazing giveaway!
    thank you for chance!
    my favorite quote is belive in yourself and never give up.
    Happy New Year!
    hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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  53. Two fabulous prizes! Thank you for your generosity, Julee! Awesome review of some of your favorites! Your card with the Coffee Helps stamp set is a favorite of mine as well... had to buy that stamp set because of it! Love those cups with the seasonal designs!
    My favorite commercials are all the Budweiser ads with the Clydesdale horses! I am lucky enough to live next door to two Clydesdales, so I get to see them all the time. Beautiful animals!

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  54. My favorite saying is "to always keep a smile in your voice". Happy New Year!

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  55. Oh gosh, favorite quote?? Waaaay too many to pick one - but one I am very fond of is "It is said that when it is the darkest that you can see the stars the clearest" - love that! Very Happy New Year!

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  56. Happy New Year! My favorite quote is by Albert Einstein: Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think. Thanks for the giveaways!

    stephs361@yahoo.com

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  57. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love the saying "Throw kindness around like confetti" Happy New Year!

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  58. My favorite quote - "Do what makes you happy" ... I have it in my craft room to inspire me. Happy New Year

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  59. As a math teacher, my favorite quote is "the best approach to any problem is a tryangle".

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  60. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Thank you for being part of this amazing Blog Hop!!! My favorite quote is “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
    ― Kathryn Stockett, The Help.

    Happy New Year!!! Arianna from Italy.

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  61. My favorite commercial has to be the cadberry one where the cat tries to cluck.. buk-meow lmao. Gets me everytime!

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  62. My favorite commercial is an older one from Germany. It's a little boy screaming in the house if his brothers and sisters want something with vitamins or healthy milk or other healthy ingredients. While he's naming all those, the doors to the other rooms slam shut and at the end he whispers "Fruchtzwerge" which is a yogurt for kids. I thought that it was so cute. I rarely watch TV here in the US, so I have no idea what advertisement you can watch here :)

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  63. "Nothing is so bad that it can't be fixed with a nap" ☺

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  64. Gorgeous cards, I just love your style! I am always a fan of the saying Patience is a Virtue Virtue is a Grace Put them Together and they make a Happy Face. I need to say that often with two boys!

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  65. Happy New Year! Always love seeing your beautiful cards. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. I can apply this to all aspects of my life. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your stamps!

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  66. One of my favorite saying is "This too shall pass." Thanks for your participation in this super blog hop. Happy New Year!

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  67. Happy New Year Julee! I have a hat that I wear when I go hiking, travelling and kayaking three activities I absolutely love. On the front it says LIFE IS GOOD! and on the inside it says DO WHAT YOU LIKE - LIKE WHAT YOU DO! every time I wear that hat I put it on and think yes I am about to go do something I like to do and life is truly good it reminds me about how happy I am in life and how fortunate I am as well every time I wear it!

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  68. What an awesome giveaway! I love Verve stamps and all your card inspiration! One of my favorite sayings is "Pray More, Worry Less" ...it's one of my resolutions for the New Year! :)

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  69. My favorite quote is..."Do small things with great love". It sums up perfectly my love of crafting and sharing it with others. Even small things matter...give it your all to bless others!

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  70. "Sprinkle kindness like confetti." There is so much anger and bitterness out there with people lashing out because they are hurting. That quote reminds me that I don't have to do anything big to help. The little things I do make a difference. Every little bit helps. I love the cards you chose, but then I love everything you share on your blog! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas season.

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  71. Happy New Year! My favorite commercial is the new Google year in review. Highlights so many of the news stories this year.

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  72. LOOOOVE the tattered look of your cards! ;) I LOOOOVE VINTAGE! My favorite Scripture is: Luke 1:45- "Oh, how happy is the woman who believes in God, for His promises to her come true." ;) HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & YOURS! ;)

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  73. Hi! Thanks so much for the two amazing prize opportunites! I always love your beautiful creations and wonderful vintage style. I am now following you on Instagram (can't believe I wasn't before). Happy New Year.

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  74. Thank you for the chance to win this fantastic prize!

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  75. My favorite verse is from Philippians 4:13. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." That has sustained me and lifted me over the course of my life, and I've been passing it on to those who seem to be in need of comforting words. Your array of cards is fabulous, and I just love them. And I'm crazy for Verve stamps too! They're amazing. Thanks for doing all you do! Bev

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  76. Happy new Year. My favorite is Don't worry, Be happy. My husband is always telling me this in our business. I'm the accountant. He spends the money!!!!

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  77. Here's a good one! Always speak the truth even if your voice shakes! Some of your beautiful quotes are some of my favorites as well and your beautiful fonts!!!

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  78. Beautiful cards! Favorite quote - let go, let God.
    Best wishes for the new year!

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  79. One of my favorite quotes and I have no idea who first came up with is hung in my crafting area and it is " I had no clue that ONE tiny rubber stamp purchase would lead to this!" I also want to say I love the cards you made and hope that you have a wonderful new year!

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  80. Hi Julee - I love love your work! This has to be my favorite saying because I am saying it a lot!! and here it is "Just saying!" Yep - it follows much of what I say when I want to drive home a point - anywhoo - thanks so much for the beautiful hop and prizes you are offering! Awesome! Happy New Year!

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  81. Very beautiful card and nice prize packages. Thanks for offering a chance to win.

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  82. One of this year's favorite sayings for me is "Pray more, worry less". Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  83. “Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.” Thank you for the chance to win your give aways. Happy New Year!!!

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  84. Happy New Year. Thanks for being a part of the hop and the wonderful prizes. My favorite quote: "We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are."

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  85. Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop. My favorite quote (way of life) is: Do onto others as you would have others do onto you.

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  86. HNY, Julee. I collect books of quotes. My favorite TODAY is: "Eat a live frog the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day" by Mark Twain. TFS! kReN@afourthlife

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  87. Here's to 2017 and more wonderful creative inspiration! Thank you for all you do for us :-) My favorite quote is: Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. -- Albert Einstein

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  88. I am always in awe of your beautiful cards. Wow! what prizes. You are so generous.
    Saying: "The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it" Charles Swindoll
    The best to you in 2017.

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  89. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy New Year! Only one life will soon be passed, only what is done for Christ will last.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  90. Love the cards! My favorite saying is Sprinkle kindness like confetti. Great blog hop and prizes.

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  91. My favorite saying is, "Actions speak louder than words!" It is so true in every aspect of life! I always tell my grandchildren not to TELL me what they are going to change but to SHOW me by actually doing it. They have learned many lessons using this saying.
    Happy New Year!

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  92. Happy New Year Julee! My favorite saying is one I saw on a church billboard recently -- Life is like a pencil -- without Jesus there is no point! I also have a favorite Bible verse - Proverbs 3:5-6. I absolutely adore your beautiful cards. Thanks for all your inspiration this past year. Hope you have a blessed 2017.

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  93. A favorite quote of mine is, the longest journey starts with a single step. Always a good one to remember when something seems overwhelming. Thanks for the amazing giveaways and happy 2017!
    apedoak@aol.com

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  94. It doesn't cost anything to be kind

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  95. I am too blessed to feel stressed. Thank you for your cards.

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  96. Thanks for the super generous prizes. Happy New Year! Since I am a process oriented person, my favorite saying is "It's not the destination, it's the journey."

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  97. Amazing prizes! My favorite saying right now is "Change your attitude by practicing gratitude!"

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  98. A good quote is "Count Your Blessings." It is a lot happier to see what you do have. Love your beautiful cards and wonderful products. You are also such a generous person and one of those blessings. Hope you have a wonder 2017!

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  99. Awesome prizes...thank you! I love the Honey Nut Cheerios commercial with the child and parent dancing...it is such a happy commercial!

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  100. Happy New Year!
    My fave saying is
    "Everybody remember
    where we parked" from
    Star Trek.
    Carla from Utah

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  101. Though she be small...she is fierce! (Shakespeare, I believe)

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  102. Fabulous giveaway! I love Paper Pumpkin! Happy New Year!

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  103. Wonderful cards and giveaways. A fellow mom gave me this bumper sticker with the words "She Who Laughs Lasts"
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  104. Julie your cards are always beautiful.
    I am not sure who's quote it is but I love the quot that says: We teach people how to treat us! I think that is so true.
    A fantastic giveaway, I am Canadian so unfortunately those awesome stamps aren't an option but I can shop! LOL
    Happy New Year Julie!

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  105. My favorite quote isn't dramatic or fancy, but it's the way I like to live my life so I think of it often. "All Things In Moderation"...except when it comes to chocolate!! Thank you for the chance to win such a generous giveaway, and happy New Year!
    stampnk(at)aol(dot)com

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  106. my favorite is French model she met on the internet and he says bonjour. don't believe everything on the internet.

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  107. Happy New Year!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize. Ever since I've been healed from a medical condition after 11 yrs, my favorite biblical quote is... "Nothing is Impossible for God." Lk 1:37

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  108. A favorite quote of mine wise as serpents harmless as doves.

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  109. "Grow old with me the best is yet to be," by Robert Browning

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  110. This was on a billboard in Boise a few years back, "How come sheep don't shrink when they get wet?' We had a friend that would read it and laugh and finely we asked her why she was laughing she said "I don't know it just sounds funny." So we asked her what happened when you washed your wool skirt? Then she laughed so hard she cried. Then asked us "Well how come they don't shrink?" I'll never forget that one. lol
    XO Nana

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  111. My grandson has a bracelet that says. The journey never ends. I love it because it's so true...

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  112. "Be the change you want to see in the world"

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  113. Happy New Year. Thank you for participating in this year's Season's Giving, and offering such a generous prize. Favorite quote - Actions speak louder than words. Love your cards.

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  114. Happy New Year! My favorite is...doubt who you will but never yourself

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  115. One of my favorite quotes even if it is used a lot these days is Live well, laugh much, love often, it just sums up life so nicely!

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  116. Happy New Year! My favorite quote is: When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, "I Used Everything You Gave Me." Erma Bombeck

    Blessings on you and your family! ~~Catherine

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  117. Wow, now that's a giveaway!! Beautiful cards. My favourite quote is "throw kindness around like confetti".

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  118. Being as Aussie, "She'll be right, mate" is an all round pick me up and everything will be ok : )

    Happy New Year
    jennyhurley@hotmail.com.au

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  119. Wow! Look at all the Paper Pumpkins. Yum. In our household if you want the TV muted you just sat deal. This started years and years ago, A car company was pushing their"deals" on TV. If my hubby couldn't get to a remote he'd yell deal and I will mute. Not much of a quote but it works for us.

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  120. Saw this the other day -" Love is all you need". Thanks for the chance to win.

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  121. Has to be "live, laugh and love" . Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

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  122. Happy Crafting! 'The mind is like a parachute it doesn't work unless its open'

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  123. Beautiful Cards! Everyday the first thing I say is "Thank you God for all I have"

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  124. Happy New Year! My favorite quote is "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

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  125. Gorgeous creations! Thanks for the giveaway! My favourite saying is "be kind, always" :)

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  126. A.A. Milne
    “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”


    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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  127. Thanks for sharing in this awesome blog hop! The quote or saying my mom always uses is, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything. "

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  128. My favorite saying is "The older I get, the smarter my parents are!" It's especially gratifying when my older children seem to understand it now. Happy 2017!

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  129. My all time favorite saying is "Being creative is not a Hobby It's a way of life! "
    Thanks for the chance to win your generous and fun giveaway!
    Happy crafting!

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  130. Julee- your cards are stunning. Thanks for the generous giveaway. My favorite quote is from Robert Frost's poem "The Road less Traveled" and the lines " two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference." I just had it made into a sign for my living room and it was one of my deceased father's favorite poems. Heading over to check out your stamp store. I love a New Year's sale!

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  131. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway! My favorite quote right now is "Today is a great day to have a great day". I'm battling breast cancer right now and I think of this quote often to get me through the bad days. Happy New Year!

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  133. Hi, Happy New Year
    My favorite saying is, " All I need is a little bit of coffee and a lot of Jesus."

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  134. Wow!!

    Thank u so much for the inspiration! Thanks again for the chance to win

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  135. My favorite is one I read on a church sign...

    God loves you whether you like it or not.

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  136. My favorite quote...when I took the leap I feared I would fall, instead I learned I could fly.

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  137. Happy New Year!! So many wonderful creations you have made!! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize pack 😊 Favorite quote... anything is possible!!

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  138. I do not have a favorite quote but I have read a lot of great ones here! I would say John 3:16 is among the top of my list.
    Julee, thanks for your generosity with prizes and comments. Have a most blessed 2017.

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  139. "At first they ask you WHY you're doing it; later they'll ask you HOW you did it." Love your designs! Happy 2017.

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  140. Fabulous cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. Happy 2017! My favorite quote is " take time to smell a flower".

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  142. Happy new year. My favorite quote is: Only dead fish go with a flow. Diana

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  143. Happy New Year! My favorite quote/saying "live, laugh, love"

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  144. Happy New Year. Right now my favorite quote is it's a good day for a good day.

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  145. Love your review of cards! My all time favorite quote is by Lauren Bacall. "Imagination is the highest kite one can fly"

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  146. Terrific cards! And thank you for a chance at such great prizes. One of my all time favourite quotes is "Everything will be all right in the end...if it is not yet all right...then it is not yet the end". That was from the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Brilliant movie. Cheers.

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  147. Thanks for the great inspiration all year, Julee! Here's my favorite quote: "Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."
    Zelda Fitzgerald

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  148. I'm always inspired by your cards and stamps! Wish I had this stamp quote: Kind words may be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.

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  149. Count your blessings!!! Thanks for the great giveaways! I'm a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, too!!

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  150. Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win such a generous prize!

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  151. Happy New Year Julee. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your sweet family. I don't have a favorite billboard or commercial (don't drive around a lot, and I skip commercials).. but here is a verse that right now I am trying to take to hear: "A new commend I give you: Love one another." John 13:34.

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  152. Thank you for a chance to win such an awesome price. Also thank you for participating in this season's giving blog hop

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  153. My favorite quote.........If plan "A" doesn't work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.

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  154. Oh these are all so beautiful. My favorite quote "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again". Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous prize!!! Happy New Year!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  155. I have never heard of Verve stamps. I am looking forward to checking it out! What a generous prize! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  156. Happy new Year! Your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing! My favorite quote is by Maya Angelou "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath." Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.

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  157. Happy New Year!! Fabulous cards!! I had to think about it but it finally came to me, it's been awhile but I just loved the commercial with Cookie Monster waiting for some cookies to bake! I stopped and watch it every time, made me laugh and smile!

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  158. I just stumbled upon this blog hop. Thanks for another great chance to win some Verve stamps. There are many scriptures that are my favorites but I have a sermon title written in my kitchen which I heard earlier this year.
    Move past the border of the comfortable which was a personal challenge to me to move out of my comfort zone to go where God is leading. Thanks for your inspiration this year to also move past my comfort zone and try some new projects. Blessings to you and your family in 2017!

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  159. Whenever I can't change something, my favorite saying is "It is what it is." This reminds me, I can change my response to whatever is going on, if not the event. Thanks for having me.

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  160. Such beautiful cards and such generous giveaways! I smiled when I saw your name on the hop. I've got Verve goodies out right now to create with. :) My favorite saying right now is Choose Joy or Find joy in the everyday. I'm trying to live by those more in 2027.

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  161. My favorite quote is by Mike Dooley's Thoughts from the Universe: "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones." Thanks for the chance to win some crafty goodies. I wish you a happy and prosperous 2017.

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  162. Julee, as always your work is so gorgeous!! I always love stopping by to see what you've created. My favorite quote is "no matter how slow you go, you are still lapping those sitting on the couch". It's a great reminder that as long as I am trying, it's better than not trying even though it doesn't feel like it sometimes. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!

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  163. My favorite quote and what I strive to do this year is from the movie Cinderella (the live version) - it is to Have COURAGE and Be KIND!! Thank you for the generous prizes!!

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  164. Beautiful work!! I love Verve stamps! My favorite quote is "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade"! ( My best friend says make Margaritas! LOL) Thanks for the chance to win one of these great prizes!

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  165. One of my favorite sayings is the reminder "You can do hard things!" Thanks for the giveaway!

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  166. The two best days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why- Mark Twain. Love your work!

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  167. "Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation" Queen Elizabeth II
    Congrats on a wonderful year and much success for the next.

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  168. WOW!!! What awesome prizes! You are so generous!!

    A favorite quote of mine is from Abraham Lincoln....
    "Whatever you are, be a good one." :-)

    Thanks, and Happy New Year!

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  169. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away." Thanks for the generous prize offer!

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  170. " You can never do a kindness too soon, for you'll never know when it'll be too late."
    Love your designs, Julee, and thanks for the chance at two great prizes. Happy New Year!
    (Your twin boys are so handsome.)

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  171. Beautiful and inspiring cards! One of my favorite sayings is, "Throw kindness around like confetti". I taught hat to my first grade students and they love it! There can never be too much kindness in the world. Thank you for the inspiration and the generous giveaway. Happy New Year!

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  172. One of my favorite quotes is: Regret for things we've done can be tempered by time; it is regret for things we did not do that is inconsolable.
    Thanks for the chance to win & hope you have a wonderful new year!

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  173. Happy, Happy New Year!! I love your favorite saying!! Thank you for sharing it. I need to remember that. My favorite saying is a bible verse: 1 Corinthians 13:13 - And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. - bjlee717"at"hotmail"dot"com.

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  174. I can't believe your boys are so big. Great cards, thanks.

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  175. Beautiful cards Julee! Thank you for sharing your fantastic inspiration with us! My favorite quote is - Live for today for tomorrow is not promised. So true and words to live by. Thank you for taking part in the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop. Appreciate the chance to win your fabulous giveaway! Happy 2017!


    Sammibug in Ohio

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  176. Happy New Year to you and your family, Julee!
    Favorite inspirational banner at my gym:
    JUST DO IT! AND KEEP DOING IT AFTER JANUARY!

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  177. My favorite quote is: "We are all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?" It's from Dr. Who and I absolutely love it. Live your story. Wishing you a very happy new year! Thank you for the generous prize offerings!

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  178. Thank you for the fun hop Julee I wish you a happy new year, with lots of continued success and the energy to keep up with it. Thanks for another opportunity to win your stamps "Knock off the rear view mirrors"
    Your boys sure are growing.

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  179. Wow, what a great blog hop and fabulous prizes you are giving away.
    Love your selection of favorite cards for 2016, and the beautiful photo of you and the boys.
    I have several scripture verses that are my favorite sayings, but this one I think of a lot. "A mother holds her childrens' hands for awhile, but their hearts forever."

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  180. Simple as it is, "Got Milk?" is my favorite since it is the first billboard that my grandson was able to read --- We were driving along the highway, and I just couldn't believe him pointing to the sign and reading it.

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  181. Happy New Year, Julee. Last month, there was this commercial for a supermarket chain on Dutch television, where a man claims to have no interest in Cristmas but on his way home from the supermarket, he gives money to the Salvation Army, helps an older lady put her Christmas tree onto her car, gives food to a homeless man, feeds the ducks in the pond (who then follow him home) and rescues a kitten. Big mouth, good heart...

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  182. Great giveways, I would be in the draw only for the second one, because I'm italian :) Your compilation is amazing!
    My favourite quote is "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.It's about learning to dance in the rain."(Vivian Greene)

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  183. My favorite quote is "every little thing is gonna be alright"

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  184. "Be kind to one another" from the Ellen show! Lovely prizes, Happy 2017!

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  185. I like the quote "Be yourself. Noone is better qualified."

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  186. My latest saying is keep calm move on. Beautiful cards tfs and wonderful prizes. Happy 2017!

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  187. I love your quote and I'll have to adopt it since I don't have one of my oen! I wish that was a rubber stamp! 😜

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  188. I love your quote. Thank You for sharing your cards and generous giveaways. My quote is "It only takes one kind word to make some ones day."

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  189. My absolute favorite quote is "Onward, by all means." - Tom Ryan (he is the author of Following Atticus and has a beautifully written blog too by the same name)

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  190. So many inspiring stamps at Verve. Loved seeing your cards. I love the saying "What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God."Hans Urs von Balthasar Happy New Year!

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  191. I love your cards and thanks for a chance to win these great prizes! I have a stamp that I use in some of the birthday cards that I make --- age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. I'm not sure who wrote it but I really like it.

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  192. Love your work - happy 2017!! thank you!!

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  193. I'm new to your site...it's beautiful! The smiles on your twins would light up anyone's day! A saying I read for. This year, that I found meaningful is, "Don't look back...You aren't going that way." Have a wonderful 2017!

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