Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 6


Hi there! It's Seasons Givings Blog Hop time again and I'm so excited to be participating again this year. A big shout-out to Latisha Yoast, who does all the behind the scenes work to put on this annual blog hop. The entire blog hop is about giving back and thanking our awesome readers, and each and every stop on the hop is doing their own giveaway! How cool is that?



I'm just a few days shy of 11 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 2018!

I enjoy a lot of different styles of crafting, but my heart always brings me back to shabby chic or mixed media creations when I'm creating just to create. My start at a card for this hop quickly turned into a little 5X7" canvas.  




Back before the holidays, I was shopping for Christmas papers and I saw this KaiserCraft Romance line of paper and ephemera and had to bring the last remaining single sheets they had home with me.  Fast forward to New Year's Eve and as I packed my Christmas papers away, I stumbled across these beautiful papers and just had to make something.

I love the quote on this ephemera piece, and since it seemed fitting for celebrating a new year that was my jumping off point. Next I cut a designer paper panel, distressed the edges and then added a couple layers of lace and some pearl flourish stickers.  At this point my card took a detour to a canvas because I remembered these awesome resin frames I picked up at Michaels a while ago.  I painted it with glitter paste and then while that was drying, layered some of the ephemera flowers how I wanted them then added it all to the frame.  

The canvasboard is treated with heavy gesso, then I used a Prima stencil to add texture with White Sands Crackle Paste.  Once things were dry, I added a seam binding bow, a wood flourish painted with texture paste and glimmer paste, and a few random flowers from my stash.

Okay, there's my project in a nutshell, let's move on to the giveaways...

To enter my giveaway, leave me a comment telling me the favorite book you read in 2017, or if you were too busy to read (no shame in that, I've got two little kiddos so most of the books I've read are about Pete the Cat!), tell me your favorite movie or TV show.


Giveaway 1 {winner must have a US shipping address}


Flat rate box of papercrafting goodies. Stamp sets, dies, paper pads, stencils, embossing folders. There's still room in the box, so I'm sure more will be added before shipment.


Giveaway 2 {US & International winners welcome}


My second giveaway is a $50 gift code to my shop, Verve Stamps


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

Julee Tilman  {You are here}


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 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/poeticartistryblog

If you're new to Verve, we've got our year end clearance sale going on through January 3 with everything 35% off, plus save an additional 15% off your order with gift code GBUY17.


Happy hopping and happy new year!  
Next up on the hop is Karen Baker.

Comment question: What book (or movie or TV show) did you most enjoy in 2017?

236 comments

  1. LOL, your comment about Pete the Cat cracks me up because that's my 4 year old's favorite series! So, not much reading for me...except for FB! My favorite TV series this past year was Game of Thrones, which my husband and I watched AFTER the kids are in bed! Happy 2018 to you!

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  2. I love the original Get Smart series from way back in the day. It was good, clean family television. Happy New Year!

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  3. I read the Bait of Satan by John Bevere. We learned how to not carry offenses and ways to keep yourself from getting offended and dealing with it immediately.

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  4. Hi Julee. Your canvas is gorgeous-what a great quote! My favorite TV show is Madam Secretary. It very often mirrors recent world events and gives us a look into the reasoning behind decisions that our government may face, with a woman’s perspective. Best movie-Wonder Woman. Sadly-I don’t read too many books.
    Thanks for always giving your best inspiration, products and generosity to the paper crafting community!

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  5. My favorite book this year was The Girl In The Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz. You need to start at the beginning of the series...The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.

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  6. WOW! Your card is so pretty! I'm not a Shabby chic kind of girl... but I totally LOVE it! The sentiment is beautiful! Happy New Year!! My fav. book this year was apart of a series - I read Robin Carr books and the series I'm still working on is - Thunder Point - I believe there are 9 in the series and I'm on book #8 -

    Theresa McKinney

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  7. I have been enjoying a series of quilting novels by various artists. I don't have much time for sewing these days so the books keep me involved!

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  8. Wow!! That’s a great way to share kindness!! Thank you so much everyone for coming together! :) Happy New Year :)
    Your question makes me wonder how time went by! I didn't have the time to read any book amidst the busy schedule of managing home, office, kid and crafting :) And I rarely watch TV (I even forget there is one at home!) Maybe I can answer movie, and that would be Thor Ragnarok :)

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  10. Let me try my comment again...

    Congrats on 11 years of blogging, Julee! Verve was one of the first online stores I found, and I've loved your work ever since.

    My fav book of the year was Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus. Nothing too deep, but just plain fun!

    Happy New Year!

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  11. Very pretty card! Congratulations on the 11 years, wow that's a great achievement! My favourite book I read in 2017 was actually a trilogy - Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam books. Really enjoyed them. Wish I was eligible for prize package one as it looks amazing! Ah well. Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year :)

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  12. Such an amazing card! The book I am enjoying most is 50 Truths Worth Knowing. It's not a book you "finish;" it's one you pick up often and read and re-read. I am always inspired by your sentiments and the one used on this card is one of your best! My goal this year is to build up my followers and create with images or sentiments that make everyone smile or stop and think like this one! kren @ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  13. I've read so many books on my kindle this year. I don't really have a favorite, I just love romance novels and romance novel series are some of my favorites. I just recently got some Danielle Steele books to read, she is my all time favorite author!

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  14. Lovely vintage-type card - I can see why you snagged that paper! My favorite tv show is Grim - we have been binge watching it for the last 2 months :)

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  15. Happy New Year! Thank you for inspiring me to create throughout 2017 and here's to more fun in 2018. This year I hope to find more time to create and my resolution is to create at least 10 cards a month. My second resolution is to read more. My favorite book this year was A Man Called Ove b/c it made me laugh.

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  16. The canvas you made is awe-inspiring and so very beautiful. I also love shabby chic and mixed media. Congrats on 11 years of blogging. I'm a fan of John Grisham's books and the one I just finished was Camino Island. I'm almost finished with The Testament and will soon start on The Rooster Bar.

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  17. Your work is always amazing Julee. I have been lucky enough to enjoy a few good books this year. It's difficult to choose a favourite but I really enjoyed some more of J D Robb stories.

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  18. What a beautiful piece! Your question is hard! I've read so many books this year and I watch so many shows. But I looked back really quick and one that has really stuck with me is We Were the Lucky Ones. It's inspired by a true story and so good!

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  19. Happy New Year, Julee! Your canvas is stunning! I read lots of great books last year, but some standouts are The Lilac Girls and Orphan Train.

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  20. Your canvas is stunning! Happy New Year. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  21. Thanks for the chance and your inspiration! My favorite movie this year was probably a recent movie I just saw "Ladybird". Happy New Year!

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  22. Wow, what a gorgeous canvas. Love the way you used the stencil and glitter paste on the canvas. All the details are beautiful and the sentiment is special. My favorite book is the Bible and I love watching the Hallmark channel Christmas movies. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. Have a Blessed New Year.

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  23. As always, your "shabby chic" projects are breathtaking!! I love the details you add such as the florals, the ribbon and the color scheme. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018! I read so many good books in 2017 (and some duds). Among the good ones - "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah, "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly and "The Russians" series by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella. I know the series is old, but I rediscovered it last year.

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  24. As a fellow cardmaker, the only book I have time to read is the Bible! LOL.

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  25. Happy New Year ! ! !
    Thanks for the chance to win : )
    My favourite read was The Crucible trilogy by Sara Douglass, not a new series, but they were a bargain at a 2nd hand book shop : )

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  26. My favorite book of 2017 was The Knight and the Dove!

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  27. I haven't read any books in years! As far as TV or movies...breakfast club is an all time fav :) Happy 2018!

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  28. Happy New Year! Such generous giveaways! Thanks for the chance, my fav movie (not a new one) is House Sitter - cracks me up!

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  29. What a great project you created on the 1st day of 2018. I am a new crafter so seeing something such as that inspires me to do the same. As I live in the UK I would only be eligible for the 2nd prize in your 'Give-away' but that is generous in itself. Thank you and a Happy 2018! :O)

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  30. Wow, what beautiful stuff!!! My favorite show right now is Homeland. So exciting.

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  31. Fav book: Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness. Thanks for your generosity! Happy New Year!

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  32. Happy New Year and thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration! This year, I enjoyed The Dovekeepers

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  33. Wow, what an amazing prize package! Thank you for the opportunity to win it! Although I didn't get a lot of reading done this year, my favorite book of 2017 was "Bake Until Golden". Happy New Year!

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  34. Really admire your work and the stamps you create. Happy New Year from the very cold GA. Julie L

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  35. I love your BEAUTIFUL dimensional creation, Julee! I usually read a lot of very heavy Scandinavian mysteries, but my favorite American cozy mystery writer, Donna Andrews published TWO books this year, and my favorite was Gone Gull! I love her stuff! Have a great 2018!

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  36. My favorite book I read in 2017 was "Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers. It made the lives of these women come alive. If the Bible could come alive for more, people would realize how much it has to say to us today. Your shaaby chic card is so beautiful and the quote is perfect.
    conniejuengel@gmail.com

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  37. The most recent book I read and enjoyed was Wonder, and went to see the movie with my daughter, which was also fantastic!

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  38. I have a horrible memory when it comes to books at times, so I'll tell you one that I am reading now that I really like so far, "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. It's really intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win, love Verve!

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  39. Happy New Year, Julee, and thank you for so many years of providing beautiful, artistic layouts for my cards. I truly appreciate that! I also appreciate the opportunity to win your very generous giveaway. That said, my favorite book of 2017 was A Man Called Ove. Mostly, though, I listened to podcasts, and my favorite on of those is called Serial. It's epic! Here's to a happy and healthy 2018.

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  40. A friend finally convinced me to read the Outlander book series. Gotta say they are very good. Half-way through the second book. Yeah!

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  41. I'm so happy I found your blog! As much as I love to read I didn't get to read much this year since my 1st grandchild was born. My favorite movie is Fried Green Tomatoes. I live close to where the movie took place and every time a friend visits from out of state they all want to go there and eat at the restaurant. It never disappoints them either! I wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

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  42. Thank you for the generous giveaway and I hope you have a Happy New Year. Movies and TV shows aren't what they used to be. I tend to go back to the shows I loved while growing up. Right now I'm rewatching Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. I'll never tire of it!

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  43. Thank you for the generous giveaway and I hope you have a Happy New Year. Movies and TV shows aren't what they used to be. I tend to go back to the shows I loved while growing up. Right now I'm rewatching Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. I'll never tire of it!

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  44. Stunning canvas - gorgeous! I listen to books on tape on my commute and am currently listening to the Pendergast series by Lincoln and Child. Happy 2018!

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  45. Beautiful canvas. My favorite book recently is The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley. Love this series.

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  46. Gorgeous canvas!!! I've read several books that I have really enjoyed this year, but Finish by Jon Acuff was one of my favs.

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  47. My favorite show is Stranger Things. Wishing you joy and happiness for the new year!

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  48. What a fabulous canvas!! I've been a fan of yours for about 8 years or so, and I always love your style! I have 3 kids and two of them are twins like you, so I don't have hardly any time for book reading (though I do love to read!). My most recent favorite movie is Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. So fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Julee, I am always in awe of your artwork. Thanks so much for all the inspiration over the years.
    My favorite (and most helpful) book this past year was Fervent by Priscilla Shirer and not surprising,then, my favorite movie was The War Room.

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  50. What a gorgeous project! Love it. I haven't been reading as much lately and should read more, because I do love it! The book I did read most recently was The Little Bookstore on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin. It was really good! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Love your project! I mostly read craft books but my fave TV show is Vikings. Thanks for offering up such amazing prizes.

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  52. I'm more of a clean and simple cardmaker myself but your projects are lovely!

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  53. Happy New Year and Happy Blogaversary! your card is absolutely stunning, I love it. I have read so much this year, but mostly finishing up school and the american nurses association emails, lol. My favorite show currently is Riverdale, we are binge watching. Thank you for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  54. I always love your cards and the layering is so pretty!I too don't have much time to read (just got done with the Bad Kitty series with my 7 year old lol)but I'm loving Outlander and Good Behaviour. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. I love your cards they are similar to the style of cards I like to make. Favorite Book is Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and his son. Its a thought provoking novel. The Voice for TV Love the Judges and the talent on that show!

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  56. Gorgeous card!! I read to many to have a favorite, but my favorite movie is Jurassic Park.

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  57. My favorite movie is The Outsiders! I watch it several times a year. Especially if life gets to be too much!
    My favorite books are anything by JDRobb (Nora Roberts pen name)! She has an amazing series with over 40 books in it so far and she keeps writing more! 😁😁😁😁

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  58. I hope you never get tired of hearing how much I love your artwork! :-) And thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful Christmas card (it will be displayed in my new craft room in a few months). I love to read, and am in the middle of 'Saving Faith' by David Baldacci. He's my favorite author.
    Thanks so much for your awesome & generous giveaways, Julee. Hope you & your family have a blessed 2018!

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  59. Your cards are beautiful. I read all the time and this last year I read the whole Harry Potter books again and I really enjoyed them as much as I did the first time I read them.

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  60. Every Christmas I re-read "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, either to myself or a "new" family member. I also binge watch 3 or 4 of the movies, my favorite being the 1954 version with Sim as Scrooge. Hoping you have a wonderful 2018.

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  61. I'm currently enjoying Origin by Dan Brown. Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!

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  62. Oh my your card is so gorgeous - I envy the lucky person who gets this beauty:)

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  63. Love your style! Turtles All the Way Down by John Green ~ Stolen from my daughter's bookshelf and I am hooked on Riverdale TV show!

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  64. still a big fan of Madame Secretary!!

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  65. Fabulous romantic card! My favorite book in 2017 was A Man Called Ove. Made me laugh and cry. Can’t wait to see the movie. Thanks for the chance to win one of your two fabulous prizes!

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  66. The Zookeeper's Wife. The book was so moving. Will be watching the movie next week when my friends are here to share it with.

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  67. WOW!! You have awesome giveaways for this blog hop!! Thank you for your generosity!! For favorite books this year---I have to go with #1 the Bible; and then I really enjoyed reading "When Breath becomes Air " by Dr. Paul Kalanithi (you'll be in tears reading it!), "Miracles in the ER (another tear jerker along with some parts being absolutely hilarious), and "Cole...I love you to the moon and back". (Sorry another tear jerker!). Sorry---I like non-fiction, and many of those tend to be sad ones that make you feel really thankful and blessed when you're done reading them! Happy New Year!!

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  68. Biggg Madam Secretary fan! Love your work!

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  69. My favorite book was "The Nightingale". Love your cards.

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  70. Been catching up on Blacklist series also a fan of The Crown on Netflix. Look forward to your project in 2018

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  71. I enjoyed reading Without A Trace by Danielle Nadler. It was by a fellow South Dakotan so that a plus for me. Thanks for a chance to win the prize too.

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  72. I am a huge Game of Thrones Fan. Your project is stunning, and I would love to win that LOL! but your flat rate box looks good too. and you can't go wrong with a gift certificate. thanks for a chance to win. I am a follower. Happy new Year!
    susanscraps@comcast.net

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  73. I spend a lot of time reading - mostly mysteries.
    Some are hard-boiled and some are cozies. I
    don't know that I could pick one favorite.
    As far as television - I love to watch Bobby
    Flay on the Food Network. I'd be thrilled
    to be able to meet him someday (never happen).
    thanks for offering two wonderful prizes.
    Happy New Year
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. thank you for a chance to win some great products. i have a goal to create 365 cards this year and this prize pkg would be perfect! I love reading about the Amish. I don't have one favorite book as I love reading and love most the books i read. My favorite tv show this year was Bull.

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  75. The one that stuck with me the most was A Man Named Ove ... reminded me that I never know what my interactions with other people might mean to them (and to me).

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  76. I read quite a bit but this last month I wanted to read something light and easy and I picked winter street by Elin Hilderbrand. It was such a nice light read centered around a family at Christmas, I really enjoyed it!

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  77. A few of my favorite reads in 2017 was Coma Girl by Stephanie Bond. Also love to watch Game of Thrones. I also read all of the books a few years ago.

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  78. I can't say I read much, well if you count craft catalogs then I read a lot lol. My favorite TV show is NCIS hands down. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize package, and a very Happy New Year to you.

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  79. Haven't had much time to read as I am too busy reading all your amazing blogs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. I have been reading my Bible in a study class and it is the best book I have ever read! Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win.

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  81. Haven't read much lately, but love "White Christmas" and watch it every winter. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and thanks for the opportunity to win.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

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  82. Sad to say that I have done very little reading over the last couple of years. And I feel I need to find time to start again. I have read so many books over the years I have a log so that I don't purchase another of the same book. I do watch my share of shows. I love that I can do this during lunch at work. One of my favorites is Major Crimes. I love me a good crime show or book. Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year

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  83. Stranger Things is my newest favorite show. Love it. My last read was The Illustrated Man.. Happy New Year!

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  84. I haven't had much time to read but I like NCIS Los Angeles and Scorpion for tv shows. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize package.

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  85. About the only thing I have read are Blogs and kid books. I don't watch tv . Not much time between chasing a 2yr old around foot ball. Thanks for the chance to win

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  86. Your shabby chic project is just gorgeous! I love designs like this but can never quite manage using 3-D products and flowers. I leave it to others, like you, and then just admire them!! Picking a favorite book of 2017 is difficult because I love to read, but the last one I enjoyed is The Last Bus to Wisdom, so I'll pick that one. Happy 2018 to you all!

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  87. Happy New Year Julee, beautiful project. Thanks for sharing your talents with us here and on Verve Stamps! I live in Canada so I guess I would be an international! Thanks for the chance to win. I am already a subscriber! Here's to a great 2018

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  88. Julie, I don’t know about you, but my favorite book is always the one I’m currently reading. Right now it’s very light reading, “The Fortune Cafe” by Julie Wright. And I must mention my lifetime favorite book is The Bible. Thank you for sharing!

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  89. Your cards are beautiful!!
    I read 82 books this year; my fav were First they Killed my Father, Brothers in Battle-Best of Friends, Ghost Boy, The Backyard of Jesus, Catch me if you Can, Born a Crime, The Survivor.

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  90. Beautiful altered canvas, Julee. No books this year, but hubby and I really enjoy "Longmire" which is exclusive to NetFlex. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I'm a Nora Roberts fan, and just finished her newest "Year One" - couldn't put it down. Happy New Year!

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  92. Gorgeous canvas card
    and fabulous giveaways!
    I enjoyed the movies
    "Ferdinand" and "Coco".
    Both had great stories.
    Happy New Year!
    Carla from Utah

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  93. I always love your creations and wowza this is no exception! Just gorgeous! I don't read much anymore so I'll go with movie tv option...I love old westerns...John Wayne is my favorite. And favorite new shows are the good doctor, this is us and longmire! Thanks so much for all of your inspiration always and Haappy New Year!

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  94. Thanks for a year of sharing and inspiring! Happy new year to you and all! My favorite book for the year is "The Dalai Lama's big book of Happiness"!

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  95. I am a NCIS fan. All of them. DeMille for books

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  96. Actually I'm addicted to a PBS show called Call the Midwife.

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  97. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a news junkie!

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  98. Lovely card!
    I liked reading The Queen's Poisoner. Thank you for the chance to win, and Happy New Year!

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  99. I have 4 kids, so I never have time for grown up books. But the last thing I read was Cardmaker magazine. And my favorite show is Blue Bloods. You have lovely designs and a generous giveaway. Happy New Year!

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  100. I usually read magazines, for now, but a couple of months ago I bought a kindle. So more reading to come! You make beautiful designs!

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  101. Love your gorgeous canvas! Beautiful details and dimension!
    Fave TV show.... This Is Us! Not reading much these days!
    Happy New Year to everyone! Having fun on this fabulous hop! Thanks for a chance to win one of your awesome prizes!

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  102. I followed Mojo Monday for a long time and didn't even know about Verve la Verve until this blog hop. Your project was lovely and your giveaways are fantastic. I'm a news junkie and a PBS fan and I love to read. I read a great book called "Evicted" recently about homelessness in America. It was a fine book but totally depressing. Next I will read some fluff - maybe the latest Ladies' No. 1 Detective Agency title.

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  103. Wow what a beautiful card!
    I read on the bus to work so go through about a book a week! I haven't really got a fave, I love them all - biographies, murder mystery and some fluff in between!

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  104. Your canvas is absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented. I am in awe of your beautiful creations. I haven't read too many books this year. I like Danielle Steele books. My favorite TV show in 2017 was Lethal Weapon. Hope you have a blessed and happy new year.

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  105. HAPPY 2018!
    Favorite book of this past year, Whiskey Roses, by Bradley Wright. Favorite TV show, How to Get Away with Murder!
    I have twin godsons.....so I know exactly what you are headed for.... (LOL.....sorry)!
    Beautiful "end of year" project.

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  106. Hard to choose just one book! I'm torn between Born to Run (Springsteen memoir) and The Things They Carried. I recently discovered Downton Abbey, and am binge watching whenever I can.

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  107. I purchased my first stamp sets from you about 5 years ago and I loved them. Those first stamps are still well loved. I told all my cardmaking friends about them, and we all put in orders! The bible verses are amazing, and although more faith products are coming out yours are still my go too. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. (For the first time I read your bio and it was incredible!) Reading was very little due to 3 kids and a job.

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  108. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite TV show is Supernatural.
    Greetings from Germany.

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  109. My 5 year old daughter and I discovered the Fancy Nancy bok series this year. I love that she goes around using the "fancy" words like exquisite. She's also my crafting buddy so she'll love using the stamps I just ordered from you.

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  110. Jules, your cards are always so elegant and this one is no exception. A stunner.
    I am reading, again: Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
    BTW, if it makes it any easier for you, I am Canadian so sadly prize 1 is out. Lol

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  111. I don’t have a stand out book that I’ve read but my favorite tv Show is Rock the Park.

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  112. Thank you fot the giveaway. My favourite author of 2017 was Fredrick Backman, I read 3 of his books last year and loved every single one. Happy New Year!

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  113. Thanks for the chance to win. I’m not much of a reader, so I will tell you that my favorite movie is the recent Star Wars (Last Jedi). Having been in the generation of the original Star Wars to still be excited about this franchise makes me feel young and nostalgic. Happy New Year

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  114. That's a lot of stamping/crafting goodness in your giveaway! I do a lot of technical reading (IRS stuff) so I am not much of a book reader lately. I did read the Harry Potter series and those were my favorite books of all time.

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  115. WOW! What a generous giveaway!! I read like crazy {free kindle books} and I could never pick a favorite book. BUT, I truly enjoyed the cable series "Big Little Lies" and I am excited there is going to be a season 2.

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  116. Love your shabby chic canvassing. I started having ear problems in 2015 and have not been to watch much TV or go to movie. I read my bible daily and retreat to my craft room to create. Love to make cards and small journals. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway..

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  117. My favorite book I read was parts of the bible.

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  118. I'm addicted to my kindle and read nightly! My husband and I tend to find a show on Netflix or Hulu and binge a series as we have time. Right now we're watching Homeland. I think I like the gritty shows best -- probably because I lead a happy, sheltered life.

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  119. I read a lot of kids books this year. ;) My current favorite show is New Girl.

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  120. The Good Doctor and love your card.

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  121. Wow! You are so generous! My favorite book of 2017 is a parenting book called "Only Dead on the Inside." The author is too funny and has hilarious parenting skills! But hey, Pete the Cat is great too! Happy new year!

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  122. What a generous prize! I love your designs - they are always just beautiful. You gotta love Pete the Cat! My favorite TV show is This is Us.
    Happy New Year!

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  123. Happy New Year and congratulations on your 11th blogging anniversary! What a stunning piece of art you've shared, I love the soft colour palette. Thank you for offering the generous prizes. One of the best books I read this year was one of my daughters' from the library: The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I wish you good fortune in 2018.

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  124. I couldn't wait to get over here and see the details of this beautiful mixed media panel! WOW! This is exquisite! I did start to read several books this year and never finished one of them, but have happily read my Bible each morning 80% of the time, which is an increase. Lately I read every day more weeks than not. Yay for the Word! :) Hugs, Autumn

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  125. Thanks for the giveaway! No time for me to read! TV shows I enjoy are The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Shameless, SMILF, and Black Mirror!

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  126. Wow, what great prizes. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop. Some favorites I read this year were Little Fires Everywhere, Odd Child Out and the Breakdown.

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  127. I read through the Bible this year...and it was wonderful to read it all together...got so much more out of it

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  128. Fabulous canvas. I would like to dabble in mixed media this year. I started the book Uncle Tom's cabin in 2017 but haven't quite finished it yet.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  129. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I finally realized I was a "shabby girl" and added the word "Vintage" to my business name!! LOL! Your posts are some of my most favorites, as I also love your inspirational quotes/cards.
    I am a voracious reader . . . .(semi retired helps!) so read probably 50 books this year. Favs? the first 4 books of a series by Lucinda Riley called "The Seven Sisters" . . .soooo good! Now waiting for book 4 to come out! And TV? Got completely hooked on The Crown! (now proably a whole year or more to wait, for Season 3 to appear!) Happy New YEar . . .and thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  130. I wish you a happy and crafty fun 2018! One of my favorite books in 2017 was Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ny. My favorite show was Ozark on Netflix (I also loved Godless on Netflix). Happy New Year!

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  131. I wish you a happy and crafty fun 2018! One of my favorite books in 2017 was Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ny. My favorite show was Ozark on Netflix (I also loved Godless on Netflix). Happy New Year!

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  132. Happy New Year! I read a LOT, so picking a favorite is hard. I read Gone With the Wind, which was a surprisingly amazing book. If you haven't read it, I can't recommend it enough! I also really enjoyed Alas, Babylon - a dystopian novel that somehow made me smile. The Road is also amazing, but also super hard to read. I'd love to know about your favorites!

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  133. Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win your prize! I didn't get much time to read in 2017 and I plan on changing that in 2018. One of the books I want to read is Signs from our pets in the afterlife! And then some Stephanie Plum!

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  134. I read a few books this last year but one that stood out to me was "The Best Yes". It's been a game changer for me and now instead of saying yes to almost every thing I choose my best yes. Favorite TV show would be The Black List and my favorite movie I saw in 2017 was Wonder. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize and i love your blog, I just recently found it.

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  135. Love that quote - so true! Live in the moment and treasure the gifts each one has to offer :) Favorite books of 2017: Spiritual: Satan Unmasked by James B Richards (AMAZING, life changing and being reread as so much powerful information in it -- he has a few others on my to be read list too), Marriage: Cherish by Gary Thomas, Adventure: Wilbur Smith War Cry (love all his books), Romance: Cynthia Wright (all her books are very well written), To be Read Pile: Beartown, All the Light We Cannont See, A Column of Fire by Ken Follett (third book in a trilogy). Happy New Year hugs and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  136. Happy New Year & very pleased to meet you. Wow your card is amazing, I've not seen anything like that in England, wow that card just blew me away. You're right the positive sentiment is a very good one. The very last book I read is titled "How NOT to be a perfect mother " written by Libby Perves x such a funny book for a mum, my brother brought it for me x

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  137. m favorite show was Designated Survivor. I don't watch tv much but that show has been one my husband and I watch together

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  138. What a gorgeous card!!!!
    I tried reading one of the Cat Who books that I downloaded on my Nook when we went on vacation then my Nook lost every single book that I had downloaded. So sadly I never finished it. One of my favorite shows is called the Ranch with Sam Elliot.

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  139. I read several mysteries last year but can't remember titles. My favorite TV show is Dancing With the Stars.

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  140. I read a lot of "fun junky novels" on my nook, helps when I have a boring sub job! Love how your project evolved into the finished canvas! Thank you for the generous give away! Soon Pete the Cat will also change (we had that stage at our house too, my youngest is named Peter so it was huge favorite!) Have a wonderful 2018!

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  141. My gosh I can’t remeber the last time I read a book. I have Audible now. My favorite Tv show is Will &Grace. Super excited that it’s come back. Anyway, your canvas is amazing, and I’m looking forward to following you in 2018. Happy New Year!

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  142. My favourite tv show is Outlander, I read the entire series when it came out and I absolutely loved them all.

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  143. My favorite book from 2017 was Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.

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  144. I don't have a favorite book, but recently I have been listening to audio books by Stuart Wood's "Stone Barrington" series. They are so much fun. My favorite TV series is "Blue Bloods." Your canvas is gorgeous. I love that style. Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop. I am a first time visitor, but will definitely follow you now.

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  145. I know I am a romantic sap but I love the Hallmark movies, and english murder mysteries. Really odd right. I've read all the mystery classics but bored with most I try every month. Your canvas is beautiful and great way to spring into the fabulous 2018!! Hope you have tons of fun and I know I am so inspired by your piece to do one of my own.

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  146. My favorite tv show is General Hospital. A wonderful escape from reality.

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  147. Thanks for the generous prize. Happy New Year! My favorite book I read this year was "A Man Called Ove" don't remember who wrote it though.

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  148. Wowza prize pack! I read a lot of books but my favorite was Jodi Picoult Small great things...

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  149. Love to read (more than tv). I've been catching up on Lori Wick books, love her style.

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  150. Your creation is gorgeous ! About my favorite book, it’s been ages since I’ve read one.... About my favorite film or serie : I’m not a fashion victim in any way so I’m always late and last year, I’ve finally saw Breaking Bad and understand the whole buzz around it ! Lol ! Thanks for your generosity and have a very happy and healthy new year !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  151. Got a good chuckle over your Pete the Cat comment. I work as a teaching assistant and a good part of my day is reading the Pete books over and over. Lol

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  152. Love this project, I am a fan of shabby chic too. My favorite reading material this year is an old one: the four book series by James Herriot

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  153. Happy New Year, Julee! Thanks so much for the chance to win! My favorite TV show lately has been Stranger Things. I also like a bit of 'reality' TV. It's a guilty pleasure.

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  154. Suits is my favorite show. Lots of changes coming up in this last half of the 7th season. Happy New Year! Cheers to a fabulous 2018! (Please enter me in the draw for the gift code as I am International.)

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  155. Julee, you're amazing. I'm not sure how you do it all but you definitely make it look so easy. Your style is about GORGEOUS.

    Our favorite show right now is The Blacklist. We've been binge watching it to catch up to their current season 5.

    Happy New Year Julee!

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  156. Happy New Year! Your idea is stunning! Its not in me to make something so elaborate :) My favorite series is Longmire..It has such a following too. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  157. Happy New Year from Italy!!! Love your card and your stamps!
    My fav books of 2017 are Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse series and Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series. They're both crime book series. Love them!

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  158. I have read several Danielle Steel's books this year and my favorite shows are Poldark and Victoria on PBS.

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  159. Happy New Year Julee and thank you for the giveaway. My favorite movie this year was The Grinch cartoon. I gave each of my grandchildren a copy of it to watch Christmas Eve. Silly....but true!!!! Many blessings, Julee. Have a wonderful 2018

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  160. Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite movie is Stepbrothers and I just had a little boy in August so right now our favorite book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

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  161. I love seeing the beautiful things you make. I read a lot so it is always hard for me to pick a favorite book but one I did love this year was The Weight of Heaven.

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  162. I just finished reading "House Rules" by Jodi Picoult. I love anything she writes but haven't read one of her books in a while. A friend recommended this one.

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  163. I've read so many books lately...I just re-read the first two books and then the third in the Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson...so good!! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize! :)

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  164. I don't have a favorite book or movie...I read 50 books last year and enjoyed each of them...I hope to read 52 this year...I too have two children, a full time job, a husband, love to craft and still make time to read...Live is good!!

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  165. just finished Camino Island...very enjoyable

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  166. This is so beautiful. I love making cards, but I also quilt, sew for my grandkids and do some knitting. So my crafts run over to many spaces in my house.... I just finished a collection of stories by Mauve Binchy that was published by her husband after she passed away. Love her writings, I am a huge fan. Thanks for the generous prize offering.

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  167. I don't have a favorite movie or tv show. My husband and I try not to have a favorite tv show especially in the first season because we jinx it and it gets cancelled. My favorite movies right now are Christmas Movies of course.

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  168. My favorite book last year was "Barkskins" by Annie Proulx. A 400-year history of the logging industry, disguised as a fictional who-dun-nit. Gave me a whole new appreciation for trees (and paper!:)
    Thanks for participating in this blog hop/giveaway.

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  169. My first clear cling stamp ever was Verve--a scrolly heart. <3

    I mostly read Dr. Seuss with my 6 year old step-son before bed, and am usually checking out IG and Pinterest instead of reading during down time. The TV shows off the DVR that I tend to watch first is either NCIS (no, I'm not 60), or Big Bang Theory.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your fantastic prizes!

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  170. My favorite book in 2017 was Looking for Lovely by Annie Downs. Thanks for sharing!

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  171. I enjoyed The Crown tv series in 2017, in fact I binge watched it. I am an international follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Rachel Vass
    rachelvass1982@gmail.com

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  172. the movie that I enjoyed the most in 2017 was "Girl's Trip". I never laughed so much in my life! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway.

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  173. Your project is beautiful. Thanks for taking part in this hop. I didn't read much in 2017. Mostly read amazon unlimited, and they were not very engaging. I need to try the library for better books without the cost. Happy 2018.

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  174. Your canvas is stunning!! And thank you so much for the opportunity to win that wonderful group of products!!

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  175. What cute cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  176. Your cards are just so gorgeous!That box of prizes is wonderful. I read a lot of detective mysteries, and also like anything by Maeve Binchy.

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  177. Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  178. Your card is gorgeous! I recently came across Kaiser Craft and created a Christmas card with the paper....love it! My favorite book in 2017 was Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

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  179. Don't read books but my favorite movie in 2017 was "Mr Church". Thanks for a chance to win! Happy New Year!

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  180. I love reading. My favorite book this year was Bounce by Matthew Sayed which talks about virtues of talent versus practice. I am so inspired by it that this year my resolution is to practice my coloring till I am much better! Love your canvas. I really love the shabby chic style. Though I am not very good at it.

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  181. Unfortunatel my disease that I have suffered with for almost 18 years now makes it difficult to concentrate a read a book. However, for Christmas this year I was given a very thoughtful gift. It is a book called Believe Me by Yolanda Hadid. She also suffers from the same disease as I do. Lyme Disease is a very cruel disease,if not caught early and unfortunately for many people it not, they are misdiagnosed. The reason why this is so important to me it is someone to connect with many gain some insight and reach a goal that I never thought I would be able to ever again. Thank you for letting me voice that, I never, ever want to see another person suffer because unfortunately that is my every day life, living in pain, loosing my identity and even loosing my crafty side. However, I am not ready to give in and I am going to keep on fighting like I did at Christmas time. With my mothers help we got our crafty on and made gifts for all my care givers. Thanks for the opportunity to speak, you are so kind. I have subscribed to your blog and yes I am international (Canada)

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  182. I have been a big fan of yours, Julee, for years! I adore Verve Stamps. My favorite TV shows are The Big Bang, Goldbergs and The Amazing Race (my adult son has tried out for it several times). Hope you and your family have an amazing 2018! (I have a USA address.)

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  183. I enjoy a lot of BIBLE STUDIES. BETH MOORE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. IN THE MIDDLES OF ONE NOW.

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  184. Hi Julee, I just love your shabby chic creations, all the small details are so amazing to me. I think you are one of the first people I started watching on the internet oh so many years ago and you never fail to inspire! I was an avid reader for many years but now spend much of my time crafting instead Lol! Hkwever I still make time to read my monthly National Geographic Magazine, which is my favorite periodical. Thanks for the generous give away!

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  185. A gorgeous Canvas you made Julee.
    I finished reading A Fine Romance from Susan Branch, a book about her trip to England and she has the most lovely drawings in it.
    My favorite movie is Star Wars (hope to go and watch the new one soon).

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  186. Wow, Julie!!! What a prize package!! 11 years! Congrats. I love the crisp clear lines of Verve stamps. Love your creations. always! My spare time this past year has mostly been filled with stamping. I started a fantasy series called the Wheel of Time back in 1996. In 1997 I had my son and my reading of these HUGE books came to a halt. My son will be 21 at the end of this month and he has read the entire series and keeps begging me to read them again so we can chat about it! I didn't make it very far through the last book I gave up on shortly after he was born but I am going to keep trying. I am currently reading Of Mess and Moxie by Jan Hatmaker. It's light and funny but also has a message. I am enjoying that a LOT. Happy New year and once again thanks for all you do to inspire us!

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  187. My favorite book of 2017 is called The Black Bearded Barbarian. It's a biography of the life of George Mackay, a missionary to Taiwan. I currently live in Taiwan as a missionary, so it was inspiring to read his story. Blessings to you this year!

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  188. My favorite book that I read besides the Bible in 2017 was A Prayer for Owen Meany. It’s fun and sucks you right in! I don’t have a favorite movie for this year, but I do love The Walking Dead tv show. There was a big turn of events on the last episode so I’m anxious for it to come back in February!

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  189. Love your shabby chic style! Gorgeous project you shared, too. I must admit that I didn't do a lot of pleasure reading of books this year, but do love my stamping/card making magazines. I also read a lot of blogs. I watch some tv shows, including NCIS, The Good Doctor and Big Bang Theory. Thanks for a chance to win! :D

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  190. It's hard to choose just one book I loved since I'm a nut for reading. Kings of Broken Things was interesting (historical fiction about dirty politics in the early 20th century) and I also enjoyed Come and Sleep, a book about the folklore of Kitsume, the Japanese fox. Great question. Now I want to see what everyone else commented, too. :)

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  191. I did read a book or 2 this year but can't remember the name of it. can't remember lots of things. too much clutter in my brain. I like to see Chicago Med and the big bang and young Sheldon. I can remember those. :)

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  192. My favorite book of 2017 was Wonder by R.J.Palacio. It was an inspirational book that is now a movie! I hope to see the movie to see how close it was to my imagination... never close enough :) You make gorgeous cards- the perfect artist. Keep up the great work.

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  193. I am also interested in entering Giveaway #2. Another book I enjoyed reading in 2017 was Sensing The Rhythm by Mandy Harvey. She won America's Got Talent, and is living a life of purpose.

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  194. I discovered NCIS this year when I got sick, and I've been binge watching it for months! I'm almost caught up, and then I'll have to wait a week between episodes. Bummer! Have a happy new year!

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  195. Hi Julee!
    Hope you thoroughly enjoyed hubby treating you at the LSS. Sounds like you got some treasures! This past year, I really enjoyed reading the book (and subsequently seeing the movie) Split. It was not only entertaining, but educational on some level. Understanding mental illness is no joke. Anyway...thanks for the crafty goodness. My Verve stamps are, and forever will be, among my most treasured. I hope you and your family have an awesome 2018.
    Karen Letchworth

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  196. My favorite book that I recently read is "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders. It is a fascinating and very unusual book that won the Booker Award for literature.

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  197. I lost my mother this year so most of the reading that I have do is on blogs. My favorite shows on TV (i haven't been to the movies in forever) are The Crown, Stranger Things and the Crown. I also love This is us. How about your? Thanks for a chance to win. You are very sweet.

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