Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sneak Preview - Everlasting Life

Hi Verve friends! It's Day 4 of the Sneak Peeks for Verve's next release. Have you been enjoying the sets so far? Today Amy and I are featuring Everlasting Life, a traditional religious Easter set. Be sure to check out the details at the bottom of this post for your chance to win this gorgeous set!


By Julee Tilman:
Everlasting Life is one of my new favorite sets. Easter has always held such special meaning for me and I wanted to design a set that would convey a message of hope and new life. For this card, I chose to work with the this springy flower image and the John 3:16 verse. I felt the verse said it all, so I chose a classic, one-layer look to let the stamps take center stage. Both images are stamped on watercolor paper and the flower is colored with Copic markers. To spice it up just a bit, I added a few score lines above and below and then used a Stardust gel pen and blender pen to give it a nice little sparkle.

After depriving myself of embellishments on that card, I felt the need to make a card with a little more pomp & circumstance. So I embossed the cross image from Everlasting Life in white on Kraft cardstock, then used some reinkers and a toothbrush to add a wood grain effect to the cross, before sponging it with some Tea Dye distress ink. The sentiment is from another new set, Circular Sayings, which coordinates with your smaller circle punches and die cuts. I layered on a prima that I painted with Pixie Dust Shimmerz and added a bunch of piercing, sponging, and embossed texture to jazz up the card.



By Amy Sheffer:

I love all the cute chicks, bunnies, and colorful Easter egg images we start seeing this time of year, but when it comes to Easter cards specifically, my favorite images tend to be those of a more religious nature. Everlasting Life is a wonderful combination of religious imagery, Scripture, and floral elegance. I could not ask for a more perfect Easter set! I love, too, that many of the stamps in this set will work equally well year-round. For this card, I used markers to ink the image in two colors. I stamped the flower sections a second time, trimmed them out, and popped them up with foam adhesive. The main image panel is cut with a Labels 1 Nestability die. After cutting, I left the die in place while I did some light sponging in Pink Pirouette and Antique Linen Distress ink. I removed the die to reveal the narrow ivory border. All of the edges are roughed up with a distressing tool, then machine-stitched around the perimeter with dark brown thread. The patterned papers are all from Basic Grey's lovely new Porcelain collection. Hope you're enjoying all the peeks this week!

Like what you see? Well, this Verve-alicious set could be coming home to you! Just leave us a comment with the answer to the following question (see below) by Sunday March 8 at Noon (Mountain Time) and you could be the lucky winner! Winners will be announced at our release party on Sunday night (it starts at 8 PM ET in the Verve Forum on SCS—so mark your calendar NOW)! And for even more chances to win Verve goodies, be sure to participate in this week’s Mojo Monday sketch contest on the Mojo Monday Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Your Question: What is/was your favorite children's story?
(Mine was The Velveteen Rabbit, although I also went through a spell where Jiggers, was all I would read. I still have the book - it's all dog-eared and has duck tape on the spine to hold it together, because I read it so much it fell apart!)

126 comments:

  1. My favourite was Anne of Green Gables - read the whole series so many times. My boys are too young for it yet, if they will even be interested - but my favourites to read to them are Robert Munsch stories & Dr. Seuss. Nothing like a book they've got memorized so you can play while you read "Green Eggs & Jam? Oh, silly me, HAM" lol Amusement comes cheap sometimes!
    Jessi
    onecraftymama at hotmail dot com

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  2. Wow! I think this is my favorite set so far. Can't wait to see the rest. My favorite story was the story of Queen Esther. Who doesn't love a queen! It is even more interesting to study it again as a adult.

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  3. Wow I am the first. My favorite children's book is Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boyton. My daughter and I love it and it is so much fun.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  4. i remember loving "the little pokey puppy"! there were quite a few that i loved, but can't remember all of the names at the moment!

    beautiful cards, looks like another gorgeous set!

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  5. My favorite book was Go Dog Go. My kids love it also.

    Carol Cooper

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  6. Beautiful new sets - wow! My favourite book was a collection of Children's Bible stories - I still have it and I fondly read it to my kids in the hope they get as much joy out of it as I did!
    Danielle x

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  7. Gorgeous! My favorite children's story is one I read to my own kids over and over and over... It's name is Goodnight, Sleepyheads and it is precious! Another favorite was Time for Bed. (Notice they both had to do with bedtime! It was my favorite part of the day when the kids were little!!! LOL)

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  8. Oh wow, those new images are gorgeous girls! That flower is beautiful!!!

    I have many favourite stories but one that pops to mind is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It's a book I always give to some Parents to Be :)

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  9. You know the first memory that comes to me is Little House on the Prarie and The Hardy Boys and Girls. I was reading ever since I can remember and I know my mom and dad always read to us but these are books that I read and cherished all on my own. I don't remember how old I was. Melissa

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  10. My favorite book was Heidi by Johanna Spyri. I read it so many times. That poor girl made me laugh and cry but most of all thought me some valuable life lessons.

    About today's stamp set...Gorgeous !!

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  11. When I was young I loved the Heidi books, and the Black Beauty books. I just recently read a beautiful little book called Ordinary Mary - great pictures, even better story line!

    Love the cards in this post and that set!
    Kelly W.

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  12. My favorite story is Joseph and the coat of many colors! My Mamaw (who was my spiritual mentor) used to tell me that story when I would spend the night. Those are precious memories for me! Thanks for allowing me to revisit!

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  13. My favorite children's book is Bear in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstein. You know...up the hill, over the woods; up the hill, over the woods, under the bridge...and on and on! I loved it! I haven't read it to my daughter yet, but she really love sthe book Mommies at Work. I've only read it about a million times. I could read it in my sleep!

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  14. My favorite children's story that I used to read over and over to my children is "Once Upon A Time In The Meadow," which ends with "anything can happen once upon a time in the meadow." It's about a rabbit, the hurt it feels and the help it gets to go back on its own. It's pages were dogeared when my daughter took it years ago. Nice memories! Thanks! Kris, Wadsworth, OH

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  15. Beautiful!
    My favorite was Dr. Suess books!

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  16. That's no fair that you listed The Velveteen Rabbit first! That has always been my favorite, and the first story I introduced to my grandchildren (also via video). I absolutely love your new Everlasting Life set -- I can't wait to get my hands on one. It is so beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful cards! My favorite story was a bedtime story that my sister and I begged for all the time...Jack & The Beanstalk. We just loved the way my dad told it. My favorite books were Little House On The Prairie and Nancy Drew. Loved them.

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  18. Cinderella! And I would read it over and over with my mom. I had little voiced I'd use for each of the mice. And now when I think back it's so funny...my mom hates mice! But she never let it bother her that I had special voices for the mice and thought they were adorable. The pink dress she made before the evil sisters tore it, I always thought was more beautiful even than her final ball gown.

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  19. I loved all books, I always had a new one in my hands.
    I cant recall en exact fave, but I loved The Sweet Valley Twins.
    Now I love all contemporary Christian Fiction.
    Kris

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  20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar!! "...and that night, he had a tummy ache..." - LOL

    Ohhh this set is a MUST HAVE!! LOVE the John 3:16!

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  21. This set is gorgeous! Love your samples, Julee and Amy!

    I know I used to love reading as a kid, but my first memory is of reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy mysteries. Like Dawn, Love You Forever is a book I love to give to friends who are expecting!

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  22. I don't really remember what my favorite book was as a child but my favorites now to read to my kids are any of the Sandra Boynton books! I love the illustrations and the way they rhyme. I have "The Going to Bed Book" memorized!

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  23. My favourite was "I'll love you forever". It chokes me up just thinking about it.

    Fabulous set, I can't wait to see the whole thing, all spelled out for me! I'm glad you have an Easter set!

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  24. As a child I loved having my mom read us the "Just So Stories". They were wonderful stories about how animals got to be the way they were (i.e. now the leopard got it's spots, or the elephant his trunk etc.). My mom's patience was amazing as we constantly asked for more stories from that book.

    As an adult, I adore the "I love you forever" book. It is such a touching story. I cry just about every time I read it!

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  25. This set is gorgeous & the DT work - yummy!

    Can't wait for Sunday to come.

    My fav book as a kid, that's hard for me, I read ALOT! but, I know that I love reading to my kid's: Go Dog Go was alwaysa fav, also Junie B. Jones & Robert Munsch are just a few.

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  26. One of my favorite books was "The Giving Tree"...still love that book!!!

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  27. I have to say I can't wait to see the complete "Everlasting Life" stamp set! It looks just beautiful. I have always loved books and reading. In kindergarten a favorite was Brown Bear, Brown Bear. In third grade I discovered a book called "Two Are Better Than One". I absolutely loved that book. But I have to admit that to this day I adore Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax".

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  28. What a gorgeous set! Looking forward to all the new releases. With all the wonderful children's literature to choose from, it's hard to pick just one favorite book. But I think Good Night Moon is my favorite all-time classic for kids. We still have it memorized from countless bedtime readings, lulling the kids to sleep.

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  29. I lived on the Nancy Drew Series in my tweens, but before that I had a book of assorted fairy tales and I loved "Snow White"! Heather J.

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  30. Favorite children's stories....The Little Engine That Could...so many memories of wonderful books reading to my children so it's hard to pick just one favorite but they loved this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Beautiful cards!! I can't wait until March 8th!! I don't have a favorite book from my childhood. I loved reading and read so much! But now that I have kids my favorites to read to them are the Dr. Seuss books.

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  32. Oh what wonderful new sets coming ! Would love , love, love to win those ! My favorite books were Heidi ... the Bobbsey Twins... and the Nancy Drew series . I read them over and over !

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  33. I loved princess fairytales. I had a huge book of them and still have it today. I'm going to pass it on to my daughters when they're old enough.

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  34. i used to read sweet valley high when i was younger, it was a series and i always got excited about the next book. BUT, as an adult i discovered the book the paperbag princess...such a great story, i even presented it in my college speech class!! beautiful stamps julee!!

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  35. My favorite book was a Little Golden Book titled "The Poky Little Puppy". I should have known that it would lead to a life filled with dogs. Love the smiles that they bring and the happy wagging bodies to greet you at the door each evening!

    Anyhoo... love your cards. Can't wait to see the rest of the sneak peeks.

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  36. First let me say I love the Flower image in this set (very different) but elegant looking.

    My favorite stories as a child were Bible Stories (I like David and Goliath) I also enjoyed the Bobbsey Twins books as a child. (yes that "dates" me).

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  37. Julee - I LOVE that card! SO ELEGANT!!!!

    Favorite children's story, no question, was Good Night Moon. We wore out 2 copies and the 3rd one is pretty worn. I still have it. As I got older I really liked the Beatrix Potter stories, in particular, Squirrel Nutkin. Sassy little devil!

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  38. Oh, that is a tough question! I think I would have to say that my favorite children's story was the Secret Garden. I just lvoed that book, in fact my Mom and I used to read it for the longest time when I was little. We would read it together, it really was a great way to spend time together. Of course we saw all the movies together as well!

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  39. It is so cruel to make us wait until the 8th!! This looks like a "must have". My favorite was Dr. Seuss books.

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  40. I think my favorite story as a young child was "Harry the Dirty Dog." Dr. Suess books were great too, but that's the first one I thought of! Looking forward to your release.

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  41. I loved reading the Happy Hollisters!
    dar.sieb at gmail.com

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  42. So happy you chose John 3:16 for this set! Can't wait to see the rest of it. I don't remember a particular favorite as a young child, but as an older child I must have read "A Wind in the Door" about 20 times! I actually just reread it last year when my DS was reading it in school - still a favorite for me!

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  43. I loved "The Monster At The End Of This Book". I'm sure it was a great contributor to my love for suspense books now.

    Beautiful stamps, I've been looking for something to do my Easter cards with and wanted something traditional without bunnies and eggs.

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  44. My favorite was Where The Wild Things Are. Great question!

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  45. Dr. Suess Hop on Pop was mine but when I was reading to my youngest daughter it is guess how much I love you.

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  46. As a child, I loved Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. The pictures are beautiful and it was amazing and inspiring to me that she could just spread seed from her pocket and make the world beautiful.
    If you haven't read it, it's a great one!

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  47. This set is gorgeous! I just love your cards Julee and Amy! My favorite childhood books were the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries. My grandma had held onto my father's collection, and passed them onto me : )

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  48. Beautiful stamps ... the verse is awesome and the cross is amazing! My most very favourite children's book ever would have to be "Where the Wild Things Are" I used to love hearing about Max traveling over the seas to Where the Wild Things are and becoming King of the Wild Things.

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  49. My favourite story as a child was How the Mole got his pockets - it was all about a mole who wanted dungarees with pockets to keep all his treasure together and how all the animals helped him make and dye the fabric and make the trousers.

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  50. My favorite book was the Little House series and I read it to my kids were they were little.

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  51. You know I can't recall the name- it was a little golden book about a little girl in a garden of roses. AS my kids were young I loved and would read them over and over "I will love you forever"

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  52. I am an only child, so as a child I loved to read about families with lots of kids. I read the Bobbsey Twins and Trixie Belden all through my growing up years. Lots of fun and memories there.

    I absolutely love the Everlasting Life set and would love to win it!

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  53. My fav book when I was child was Where the Wild Things Are...great stamps sets.

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  54. Oh, I {{love}} this set...I've been looking for an elegant Easter set that would transition well for other events, and this is perfect!

    My favorite children's book (as a child) was Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss. Currently, our favorite to read at home is Peas and Thank You...my little guys love the sing-song-y rhyme, and I love the message!

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  55. I can already tell that this set is going to be an instant favorite of mine! I can't wait to see the rest of the set! I am already overwhelmed by it's beauty! :)

    Anyway, I have always loved books. My mom was a teacher and read to us all of the time. I was the type of kid that didn't want the same book read to me over and over. Instead I enjoyed lots of variety! Haha! However, I did have one book that I could not get enough of and that was "The Poky Little Puppy" :D

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  56. Hmmm, there are so many books that I love. My daughter read books every night before bed but I think my favourite are the Sandra Boynton books and "Hey Wake Up" in particular!! Love that one!

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  57. I have to choose just one? You are talking to a certified "book-a-holic" here. Gosh, if I have to choose one, it would be a short story within a book of Children's classics. I wish I could remember the title off the top of my head, but it's gone at the moment. The general idea was there was an old couple that was down on luck. The husband one day brings home a big pot and finds that anything dropped into it will double. Well, hairpins, food, money, and eventually the wife all fall in the pot and double! The husband decides to double himself as well and the couples end of living across from each other. The moral of the story was to be thankful for what you have because sometimes having more is more trouble than it's worth... Dad used to read me that story over and over (by request, of course) when he put me to bed.

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  58. Lovin these sneak peeks! I have 2 fave's. My ultimate fave is Jungle Book. I even have the movie...LOL!!!! My second fave was The Rescuers. I loved those little mice!

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  59. I'm sure it was a Dr. Seuss book!

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  60. I loved the Little House on the Prairie books. Mom used to read a chapter or two to me at bedtime until I was old enough to read for myself!

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  61. I have so many children's books that I love. I think I have to say Mortimer K Saves the Day. It's just a great story and one I love to read to my kids. Go read it if you haven't before...it's so cute.

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  62. Another great set. My favorite book was called "How Chicks Are Born." In fact, I still have my book....I am sure I read it over a gajillion times in the course of my life!

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  63. Books, books, books! I love books!
    As a young girl, my favorite was a Little Golden book called Little Mommy. Trixie Belden, Mad Scientist Club, Anne of Green Gables...I could go on & on! Still love to read!

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  64. I don't remember any from my childhood that I enjoyed...boohoo...I know, but I absolutely love the "Do like a Duck Does!" by Judy Hindley.

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  65. What a beautiful set! One of my favorite childhood stories was The Holiday Dragon...it was a special book my parents had made for me with me/my name in the story.

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  66. I think my favorite story may have been The Pokey Little Puppy or The Saggy Baggy Elephant. My daughter's favorite has to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have two copies and both are just beaten up! You know, well loved. I really love the look of the cards you ladies made today. This set looks super elegant!

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  67. When I was young, we had a Shirley Temple Storybook that had several stories in it. One of my favorites was "Rapunzel". But it also had a story that I didn't like (because of the pictures) and I would turn the whole story so I wouldn't have to see any pictures. Each story had a special border around each page.
    Beautiful cards!

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  68. Oh No!! I've just placed my first order with Verve - and can't wait until my order arrives here in Australia.....and this set looks like it should definitely also be on my HAVE TO HAVE list!!
    The cards are beautiful and I can see the set is going to be perfect for making my easter cards this year, next year and all the years to come.

    Can't wait to see what else is unveiled on the 8th!!

    Blessings.

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  69. OMGoodness I just LOVE this sneak peak!!!! Favourite children's story ---- hmmm, either 'Can I get there by Candlelight' or 'The Ordinary Princess'. :)

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  70. lovely cards, my fav story is Snow White:)I have different versions of it and now I read it to younger members of my family

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  71. Wow, beautiful set.
    I am lovin all the new releases.
    I don't recall any book as a child , but I do remember reading
    Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

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  72. This set is gorgeous!! My favorite story as a child was The Velveteen Rabbit, too.

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  73. I totally loved the Beatrice Potter's Peter Rabbit. I would check them out over and over from the library to read the whole collection. I loved the illustrations.

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  74. My favorite children's book is "I Love You To the Moon". It's such a sweet story!

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  75. Love that set!

    My favorite story when I was little was a book called "Molly's Slow Teeth." It seemed like I was the last one in my class to lose baby teeth so that's why I loved this story!

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  76. I think my heart will always be for that lovely Cinderella story to come true for all of us. So Cinderella it is, dancing the night away>

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  77. I can't remember my first fav but for my kids, I loved reading Goodnight Moon over and over; that and the Dr Seuss books, Golden Books like the Pokey Little Puppy....love those!
    Kathy Camasso

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  78. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set! I would have to say The Velleteen Rabbit too!

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  79. Oh I must have this set! It is so gorgeous!

    My favorite children's story had to be Cinderella. I think I tried to make it my daughter's as well! As I grew older,Little Women took over. I still enjoy their series.

    freida38801@yahoo.com

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  80. Gosh - I remember reading "Are you my mother" over & over as a child! I enjoy reading it with my son now!

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  81. My favorite story was Horton Hatches the Egg.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. Beautiful stamps! My favorite childhood story was A Kitten for Kim. I think I still have the book somewhere. :)

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  83. Pippi Longstockings fascinated me as a child. I loved it when my 5th grade teacher Ruby Reed would read to us after lunch each day. I was captivated.

    Thanks to all teachers who read to their students, it has greater impact than you know!

    Teresa

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  84. I had a book of Fairy tales that my mother read to me as a young child. As a teen I loved The Bopsie Twins and Nancy Drew series.

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  85. The Little Golden Books were popular, I remember Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man as being my favorites.

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  86. This is a nice set. I know that I didn't have a favorite book when I was young, but my parents told me many stories--Cinderella was my favorite. Later I read all of the Little House books. Great stamp set!

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  87. Oh, these are all beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite book would be.....oh, I was a BIG reader, too many to choose from! I guess the Mrs Piggle Wiggle series were some of my favorites!
    LeAnne

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  88. Another great set of stamps! I just wish I could have all of them! I must be getting really old cuz my favorite was "Dick & Jane" especiall Spot, the dog and Puff, the cat.

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  89. My favorite and most memorable story was Cinderella. Even as a child, I knew it was pure fantasy but loved the gowns, castle, prince and especially the 'evil' step family. Love and hate and envy and the rescue....who wouldn't want to be Cinderella. Life is but a dream.
    MarilynY

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  90. wow!! Those stamps are stunning! I have been looking for something to make Easter cards for my Sunday School class and voila!!
    My favorites stories as a kid were Eosop's (sp) fables!! I read them over and over but I also have all the Bobbsey Twins too!! I still read them! Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful stamps!

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  91. I loved reading Little House on the Praire when I was little! plus my sister's name was Laura (and mine is Mary.)

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  92. Beautiful cards - love love love Everlasting Life stamp set!
    I actually have a couple of favorite books from my childhood: The Story About Ping and the Dr. Suess books (Cat in the Hat; Green Ham and Eggs, et al)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize!

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  94. My favorite book is Goodnight Moon I read it to my son when he was a little boy and now he reads it to his sons. Lots of memories made and being made!!

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  95. I made this comment and then failed to leave my name: My favorite book is Goodnight Moon I read it to my son when he was a little boy and now he reads it to his sons. Lots of memories made and being made!!

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  96. I always thought I was so smart checking out SIX Nancy Drew books at a time from the library. My two all time favorites are Charlotte's Web and Where the Red Fern Grows.

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  97. I tried to edit my comment but I think I removed it completely.
    I just love this Everlasting Life sneak preview - it will be a must have I'm sure.
    My favourite books growing up were Nancy Drew mysteries and the Anne of Green Gables series.
    My favourites now are too many to list - I love love love childrens' books. The "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and series would be right near the top of the list.

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  98. I love this Easter set! I always love to make Christian Easter cards and this set would be perfect. My fave children's book has to be "Goodnight Moon". Our copy is tattered from the many bedtime readings when my girls were younger. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  99. When I was a kid I loved mysteries - the hardy boys, nancy drew, the bobsey twins and trixie belden. I still have a trixie belden book given to me by one of my Aunt's in 1978!

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  100. Sleeping Beauty: my parents had a Disney book that had stills of the movie as you read along. The picture of the witch as a dragon folded out into a 11X17 picture and was just awsome to study as a kid.

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  101. What great designs! I love the stmaps. My favorite bedtime children's book was Go Dog Go. It is even one of my daughter's favorites. Could it be genetic?

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  102. As a child, I loved Peter Rabbit. As an adult and a librarian, I love the Olivia series and Toot and Puddle.

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  103. it's gotta be if you give a mouse a cookie! :) classic (and delicious!)

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  104. Love this set! The cards are beautiful!
    My 2nd graders would laugh at my answer because I'm always saying before I read to them, "This is one of my favorite books":D!!! I love to read to my class Little House in the Big Woods, and to my 8 months old grandson, Brown Bear, Brown Bear! (Tomorrow, I'll have a different answer!)
    betty.chet@gmail.com

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  105. My favorite story to read to my children is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I tear up every time! This is my favorite sneak peek so far. And I love the name "Everlasting Life". I'm glad HE gives it to us for free. God Bless!

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  106. Beautiful set! Dick and Jane come to mind when I think of early childhood books.

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  107. As a little one I always liked Peter Rabbit but as I got older it was Nancy Drew.
    It is going to be very hard deciding what sets to get, love them all.

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  108. My favourite was Shel Shilverstein's book of Poetry "Where the Sidewalk Ends".

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  109. I read constantly as a kid - my Mom was forever picking up the Bobbsey Twins stories for us and I moved on to Nancy Drew ... but I don't recall a fav 'til "Daddy Long Legs" ... sigh ...

    For my own boys, I loved The Polar Express, and remember picking up a real nice quality bell to go in a velvet bag for a gift that Christmas.

    Thanx for the memories, girl!

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  110. As a young girl, I LOVED all the Nancy Drew mysteries and the Cherry Ames nurse series. As church librarian, I now consider The Tale of Three Trees and I'll Love You Forever to be my favorite children's books.

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  111. Winnie the Pooh and Eyeore's birthday was my favorite. Love these new images and the projects being shown.

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  112. My favorite children's story is "Good Night Moon" :)!

    Hugs,
    Catherine
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  113. Favorite childhood book..........the first one that popped in my mind was "The Little Engine That Could".
    I still think about that book everytime I hit a roadblock in life.....
    Did I date myself? hahahahaha..thanks again for the opportunity!!
    Hugs,
    Vicky~~

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  114. my fave story was sleeping beauty! I remember i had a record to go along with the story:)

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  115. it's so hard to coose a favorite, but Where the Wild Things Are was such a great book - i loved all adventure in it! super new stamps:)

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  116. I am luvin the sneak peaks....my favorite book when I was a child was Peter Pan. thanks for the chnace to win! *~*

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  117. There is no way that I can pick just one favorite children's book! To read aloud I like rhyme-y, rolicking kinds of books -- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Piggy in the Puddle, anything Dr. Seuss. Each Peach, Pear, Plum is also fun to read.

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  118. Anything by Dr Seuss. My children loved the stories, the rhyming and the wonderful looking creatures. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman is great. But the one that always made me cry "I'll Love You Forever" - such a beautiful story.
    PS. This sneak peak is gorgeous.

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  119. My favorite books as a child were the Dr Suess books.

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  120. I was a total bookworm when I was young... I think I read every single Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew book there was... but I think my favorite book was probably "The Little Princess". When I read to my own children, I loved reading The Velveteen Rabbit, Love You Forever and the "Little House and the Prairie" and the "Anne of Green Gables" series...
    Heather (scs:Isaiah40:31)

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  121. Heidi was my all time favorite! I still have that old book - with it's brittle, yellowed pages and all!

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  122. My favorie story was and still is "Make way for Ducklings"

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  123. My favorite books were the Nancy Drew books and for a fairy tale I love Cinderella. Again, wonderful cards using wonderful stamps.
    Hugs
    Heather

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  124. I loved "Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs". Such a funny idea, and I love the unique illustrations!

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  125. Well I would have to say Charlotes WEb.

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  126. Mine was "Mickey and the Beanstalk." It was basically Jack and the Beanstalk, but with my favorite mouse as the main character. I memorized this before I knew how to read and fooled my parents into thinking I could miraculously read already.

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