Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sneak Preview - Plain Janes

Are you ready for another Verve release? I know I am! :) On April 17th at 9pm EST, please join us in the Verve forum on SCS for our next release party! Over the next couple of days you get to see some sneak peeks here on the Verve Blog, so stay tuned! Today's sneak peeks are of the FOUR new Plain Janes that will be released! Enjoy!

from Diva Amber Hight:
The stamps being released this month are nothing short of exquisite! I think we can all agree that Julee has that special touch and can turn anything into gold! I chose to work with the Medallion PJ because I saw a couple matching medallions on a much smaller scale in the new Wishful Elegance set. I thought it would make a really nice background so I created my own dp! I hope you're enjoying the peeks this week, much more goodness to come!





from Diva Amy Sheffer:
I've been a big fan of Verve's Plain Jane line ever since it was introduced, and I'm an even bigger fan now, because this month, in addition to two new sentiment stamps, for the first time, Verve is introducing two image stamps as well! I was especially drawn to the Medallion image. It is quintessential "Verve" -- sophisticated, elegant, timeless. Plus it's versatile enough to use as a focal point or as an accent or background. I paired it with some formal papers from the La Creme stack by Die Cuts With a View to make an anniversary card. Fancy paper piercing and dry embossing, black satin ribbon, bling, as well as two different decorative borders all help play up the elegance. To keep the focus on the medallion, I placed the sentiment on the inside, which is also decorated to coordinate with the card front. While this image works beautifully as a focal point, long-time Verve enthusiasts are sure to appreciate how well it goes with so many of Verve's previously released sets.


from Diva Michelle Woerner:
This month's Plain Janes are amazing! It's the return of the amazing 6 petal flower from Grateful Elegance!! My card uses the Mother's Day Plain Jane. The size of this stamp is big enough to be the focal point of the card. I love how the "O" in Mother is that gorgeous flower! I colored the flower with a copic marker and put a tiny rhinestone in the center. The other flowers are colored the same way and stamped from another set to be peeked soon!! The designer paper is Basic Grey Infuse and the lovely taupe silk ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon store. Doesn't it make the most lovely bows??







from Diva Charmaine Ikach:
When I first saw the Plain Janes for this month's release, I chose my favorite right away! The Sunshine Plain Jane is so perfect for me and the "everyday" kind of cards I make. It might also be because "You Are My Sunshine" is an all time favorite song of mine and one that I sing to my kids regularly. :) Who wouldn't smile if they opened up a card with this sentiment? I also used the Wishful Elegance set to create the background for my card. You'll see peeks of that set tomorrow! :)

We hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks of the Plain Janes today! If you're feeling lucky, one lucky commenter on this post will win all four of the Plain Janes we've shared today! Just leave a comment with your answer to the following question before 8PM Eastern on Friday, April 17!

Question: What is your favorite song from childhood?

Be sure and check back tomorrow and the day after for the other two sets to be released! In the meantime, if you'd like to win some new Verve Stamps, check out the challenges that Julee is having for release week HERE!

104 comments:

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  2. So far I love all these stamps. Is that any different than every other release though. My favorite song was that I can remember was "Walk like an Egyptian" by the Bangles. Still love it today!

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  3. love all the peeks! Great job on the samples girls, I just finished reading about the challenge to win 100 verve bucks!! Simple just use verve stamps & blog about it...Poor me-feeling very deprived-no verve stamps for me( Ireally do love them though!)I'll just have to bite the bullet & get Julee to send some to little ol' me in Australia. Back on track...my fave song from chidhood would have to be 'Wake me up before you go go' by WHAM. Don't know why but I remember singing & dancing under the clothesline, still makes me hum along now!

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  4. Love the sunshine plain jane. I just got a book that was all about the song "Little Bunny Foo-foo" for my daughter and I realized not only how much I liked it as a child, but how much I sang it. I am sure my family was done with that one LOL!!! Well Izzy now sings it all of the time as well.

    Great peeks!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  5. It has to be "You are my Sunshine"!!!

    Can't wait for the new releases!!

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  6. Love the cards and sneak peaks! Favorite song -- probably Dream Weaver by Gary Wright. I think we even had a bird named Dream Weaver. :)

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  7. These are all so beautiful! My favorite song when I was a child was actually an entire record (yes, those used to really exist!) of Disney sing-a-longs from all their old movies -- now I feel old!

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  8. My favorite song when i was a little kiddo was from the musical Annie - The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow. My brother used to tease me endlessly that the sun would come out in 1,875,453 days or some such nonsense. It drove me batty! :o)

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  9. Love those stamps!! My favorite song from childhood would be the one about the three little fishies...you know - boop boop diddum daddum wannum choo! LOL I hope somebody knows what I am talking about - it might be called three little fishes, but I am not totally sure!

    Thanks for the constant inspiration!!

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  10. I love the peeks! My favorite song when I was a kid (probably about 10) was Impossible Dream.

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  11. These look adorable! I can't wait to see the full release! I would have to say my favorite song from childhood would have to be honestly anything from Genesis...my mom used to play their music when ever she cleaned, love all their songs now!

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  12. My favourite song from childhood...hum...I have to say that I LOVED Michael Jackson, any song! Billie Jean was one of the best...I still LOVE it! :)

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  13. Those are some amazing Plain Janes and I love your creations with them! My fav kid song is now my kids fav kid song! We enjoy the itsy bitsy spider! He is only 2 but is getting pretty good at the actions! Thanks for a chance to win.
    Rachel B

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  14. Great sneak peeks. Can't wait to see the rest. I have two favs from childhood: Zippity Do Da (from Songs of the South) and
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (from Mary Poppins). Yes, I did have to look up the proper spelling....
    SueD

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  15. OOOOH, new Plain Janes...wooohooo! My fav childhood song is It's A Small World from Disney!!!

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  16. Lovely stamps!! I can't wait to see all.
    I loved some of Japanese anime theme songs when I was a child.

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  17. These cards are beautiful!
    My favorite childhood song was "Ring Around the Rosie".

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  18. Beautiful stamps and artwork!! I love the Mother's Day Card, especially! I always loved to sing as a kid, but I think the one song that stuck with me is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". But I still sing "You Are My Sunshine" to my kids as well!

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  19. We used to sing twinkle twinkle little star. It was the only thing my little sister could remember the words too! I love the plain janes, especially the mothers day one!

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  20. All the previews are great!! My favorite childhood songs are in Spanish, but the song I sing all the time is in Italian, the name of it is "Mornesse Terra Di Sole". I went to a Catholic school and the nuns were from Italy, I learned to speak Italian there, now I remember only the songs, LOL.

    Many blessings.
    Giovana

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  21. Love Amy's medallion card - so elegant! "My Favorite Things" from Sound of Music was a favorite as a kid and I've sung it to my daughters and now my granddaughters as a nighttime song. Can't wait to see the new stamps! Thanks!

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  22. I love, love, love what we're seeing here on your sneak peeks!! When I was young (seems like such a long time ago LOL!!), my favorite songs (yes plural) were from the Sound of Music. I memorized them all and still love them to date!

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  23. Beautiful cards, great sneek peaks! The first song that came to mind was Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry... Loved that song in middle school, especially the rap part...! Great memories :)

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  24. my favorite childhood song was jessie's girl by rick springfield. My sister's name is jessi so we use to sing it all the time :)

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  25. Cute! Love that medallion! My favorite song from childhood is probably "This little Light of Mine!"
    Can't wait to see more sneak peeks!

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  26. Fabulous creations girls!!! You never disappoint ;)

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  27. Great sneak peeks! Looking forward to Friday night!

    My favorite song from childhood was "Funny Frankie Fireman" - I had a 78 (anyone out there remember those?) that I would play over and over and over and over...

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  28. All of the previews are wonderful!

    I loved everything Disney as a child - my favorite song (that I remember) is "It's a Small World".

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  29. All of the dt cards are just fabulous! I can't wait to see all the Plain Janes in their entirety! My favorite song from childhood is...well, I'm not sure what it is called. It goes like this...I went to the Animal Fair, the birds and the bees were there, the old baboon by the light of the moon was combing his auburn hair. And so on...

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  30. Love the Plain Janes, especially the sunshine sentiment. It sounds really weird, but my fave song from my childhood is Rainy Days and Mondays by the Carpenters. We used to listen to it in the car all the time and I loved Karen Carpenter's voice. (Yes, I know I'm showing my age here! *vbg*)

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  31. Oh, goodness. Music was such a huge part of my childhood that I couldn't possibly narrow it down to my favorite. Although, I sure did love "Dancing Queen!"

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  32. What wonderful PJ's!!!! My favorite song from childhood---well I would have to say that the one I have the most memory of my mom singing to me would be "Here comes the ole sandman, close, close your eyes..." I don't know the name of it but I can still sing it to you--LOL

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  33. I loved "Somewhere over the Rainbow" as a child...the new stamps look awesome. Great peaks. Heather J.

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  34. Lovin the sneak peeks!

    My favorite song from childhood was a horrible song I learned at summer camp called "Bill Grogan's Goat". I think I liked it so much because both my mother and my sister could NOT stand it. So I sang it a LOT. (evil grin)

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  35. Great cards DT!! Itsy Bitsy Spider was my fav. Because of the hand movements I think.

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  36. Hmmm, I guess that depends upon what ages define your "childhood" - LOL! I used to sing "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" around my mother a lot - I wanted a dog so badly. Adopted a pound puppy in January! :D

    Thanks for the chance to win these pretty stamps!

    ~Meredith

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  37. Julee..your eye for design is like no other. I'm always in awe of your images. And this time is no exception either!! GORGEOUS!! As for a favorite childhood song, like Charmaine, mine is "You are my sunshine". My mom used to sing it to me as a baby, and as I got older, I would sit on her lap and ask her to sing it over and over. She then sang it to my children as infants too, and I picked up where she left off after she passed away when my youngest was just one years old. Thanks for encouraging the memories!!

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  38. These cards are all just delightful! I would be so thrilled to win even ONE Plain Jane, can't even imagine winning FOUR! My favorite song in 7th grade was "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells... Showin' my age, I know!

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  39. Thank you for the sneak peaks. The new Plain Janes look yummy! My favorite childhood song was Somewhere over the Rainbow. I loved the sentiment of hope in that song!

    Can't wait to see the rest of the release.

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  40. How beautiful -- love that Medallion, and the Hey there Sunshine has to be mine soon -- that's what I always call my baby boy! :) You always do such a fabulous job, Julee, and the Divas show you off to perfection. Favorite song from childhood? Has to be 'Rainbow Connection' from the Muppet Movie! Love that one!!!

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  41. Oh these are just great creations... as always!
    My favourite song from when I was a kid is "How much is that doggy in teh window?" and it is my DS1's favourite too!

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  42. Love the Plain Janes!! Nice Job! My favorite childhood song is a little different, I remember marching around the living room banging an empty pan with a wooden spoon listening to George Beverly Shea,especially "I'd Rather Have Jesus"

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  43. Beautiful cards! Love the Plain Janes. I had so many favorite songs when I was little it is hard to pick just one, but I really did love "One Bad Apple" by the Osmond Brothers!!

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  44. My favorite childhood song, huh? Going back 50+ years, I probably would have to say "Are you sleeping Brother John and the French version "Frera Jacques" or however you'd spell it. I remember thinking I was so special because I knew French!!!!

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  45. Fabulous eye-candy ladies! Favorite song as a child would probably be "You Are My Sunshine".

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  46. WOW, thanks for bringing back great memories. You are My Sunshine was my all time favorite, and now I sing it to my precious granddaughter. She'll say "MomMom; sing that song one more time", and of course, I love it! This is a must-have for sure!

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  47. I loved the son "dongato" about a cat! It still comes to mind occasionally now! Thanks for the chance to win these great stamps!

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  48. Great peeks! My fav song was actually the whole soundtrack from the movie "Grease". Sis and I used to take turns singing the parts - and arguing about who got to be Olivia Newton-John! :)

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  49. Favourite song! Wow, I'm really going to date myself :) I had lots of favourites, but one that comes to mind is Shawn Cassidy's, "Da Doo Ron Ron." Loved it AND Shawn Cassidy. Can still picture his face on the LP cover!!

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  50. I LOVE my Plain Janes and I can see that my collection is going to keep growing! :D Beautiful cards girls!

    My favorite childhood song...hmmm...I guess if I had to pick one it would have to be "Big House" by Audio Adrenaline. We used to sing it in our hip Sunday School class all of the time! Oh yeah! :D I love those motions!

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  51. All these cards are gorgeous!!!!

    As for a song - what girl growing up in the 80's didn't love 'Girls Just Want to have Fun' by Cindy Lauper?? :)

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  52. Love those stamps! My favorite childhood song was "tomorrow" from the Annie movie.

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  53. Awesome! Love 'em!

    It's so hard for me to pick a favorite *anything*, so I usually just reply with the first thing that comes to my mind... We used to travel in the car TONS when I was growing up, and we sang all sorts of silly songs like "When Papa Put The Paper On The Wall"... Thanks!

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  54. beautiful cards! I love the new stamps!

    My favorite songs from when I was a child will always be the Theme Song from "Annie".

    The Sun'll Come out Tomorrow... Tomorrow....

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  55. OH gosh, I can't even think of any... LOL ... I see someone mentioned the little bunny song, my mom always sang that to me!

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  56. Such beautiful cards, ladies! I'm getting so excited for Friday : ) My favorite childhood song is Jesus Loves Me.

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  57. Thank you so much for a chance to
    win the new releases; it is exciting
    to think of ways to make them a part
    of my summer celebration cards. A
    song from my childhood? Well, that
    would have to be "Somewhere Over The
    Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. We
    looked forward to hearing it once a
    year; no pause, rewind, or color!!

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  58. Love the new plain janes. Can't wait. My favorite song (and still one of my faves) was YMCA by the Village People.

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  59. Why the Hokey Pokey of course, I am convinced that "is what it's all about".....
    Great job ladies, I officially want everything being released

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  60. Can't wait for the release. My favorite song as a child would be Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, just love it.

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  61. I will really date myself with this......but, my favorite song is one my mom used to sing to me from an old Doris Day movie, Que Sera, Sera--Whatever Will Be Will Be. Can't wait for the new plain Jane's! I use these so often! Looking forward to the new releases. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. Love that Mother's Day one--awesome!! My favorite childhood song is YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!!

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  63. Crazy as it sounds...I love the song, "you are my sunshine". I sing this all the time to my youngest son. He is truly the sunshine in the house. I will need to pick up that plain jane.

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  64. Oh what pretty cards. Love the Mother's Day stamps and the sneak peeks, actually. My fav song from my childhood (ohwww, I gonna date myself now :) is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" sung by Judy Garland.

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  65. Verve - you've done it again! Another versatile stamp set - love it!
    Favorite song from my hippie days - Aquarius!

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  66. I always love the Plain Janes, which seems like the wrong name for these wonderful stamps! I'm especially excited about the medallion and how you can use it to make a pretty background.

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  67. My fav sng from childhood is "How Much is that doggie in the window!"
    Love all the peaks, can't wait to see more!!

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  68. Beautiful cards to showcase the new sets!

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  69. Love the PJ"S especially the medallion. My favorite song is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I now sing it all the time to my two kiddos!
    Kisha

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  70. My favorite song has to be "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers!

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  71. Thanks for the sneak peaks! I grew up listening to musicals, so my favorite childhood song is "Oh What a Beautiful Morning". Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. My favorite song from childhood would have to be "Jesus loves the Little Children" because it speaks to the multiculturalness of God's love!

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  73. I love sneak-peak week! The PJs look great so far! I can't wait to see what else is coming!

    "Sugar-Pie Honey Bunch." My parents "gave" my sister and me songs when we were born. To this day, when that song comes on the radio we all shout out the words!

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  74. "I am like a Star" always seems to light up a face where ever you are.

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  75. Ooooh, GORGEOUS cards! My favorite song from childhood was 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'...I just loved Wizard of Oz and can still remember the first time I saw it, and thinking that Oz was total magic (I can only imagine what I would have thought if I'd been a kid when it first came out! LOL!)

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  76. Ohhh look at that Mother's Day stamp! It's sooo big and it's got a little flower in it - tops on my list for Friday. Great creations, girls - can't wait to see more this week!
    My favorite song would be Terry Jacks' SEASONS IN THE SON...it said my name in it and I loved it instanly. "We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun..." - ahhh...the good ol' days....>sigh<

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  77. It's hard to pick just one song - I recently got a whole bunch from my sister that Mom used to play all the time when we were kids, and I'm loving it (even the kids are tolerating it....). I think I'll pick "Rocky Raccoon" by the Beatles, since we had a community paper by the same name - and I can still sing all the words. Totally inappropriate for a little kid, but there you go ;)

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  78. Love all the samples so far. I would have to say my favorite song as a kids was you are my sunshine.

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  79. My favorite childhood song was "How much is that doggie in the window?" My grandmother taught it to me, and we used to sing it all the time.

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  80. Well when I was little my mom used to sing me a song in Portuguese and the lyrics translate to this "give me a flower, give me a rose, give me a kiss to give to my love, you never saw what I saw on the street with three turns a Bunny in his undies putting on his boots," I don't know it sounds better in Portuguese but to this day I find myself singing this song in my head every now and then. That would have to be my favorite I think its a type of nursery rhyme or something.

    Raquel

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  81. Great stamps, I cannot wait to see them on Friday! My favorite song as a child was "I'm in the Lord's Army"

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  82. Great stamps, can't wait to get my hands on them. Growing up I heard oldies most of the time, so when I think of childhood I think more of Raffi. I used to LOVE Baby Beluga.

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  83. I can't wait for the release on Friday!!! I am so excited! My favorite song from childhood...thats a hard one, but I'd have to say....Michael Jackson stuff...thats so hard to admit now!!!

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  84. Anna Havanka (annascreations)April 16, 2009 at 8:34 PM

    Gorgeous! My favourite song from childhood, well... the one I remember the most. Have patience by music machine. ... don't be in such a hurry, when you get impatient... :)

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  85. Jesus Loves Me...His gift is so precious and that song reminds me of that!

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  86. My favorite childhood song would be twinkle twinkle little star.

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  87. One of my favorite song when I was young was "I Think Were Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells. I remember when Tiffany came out with it in the 80's and my girls liked it. They thought it was a "new" song, so I had to pull out the "record album" to show them it was a remake.

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  88. These sets and cards are wonderful. What a treat for someone to win. My mother was always listening to musicals, so my favorite song was from Annie, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

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  89. Hmmm, that's tough. I think it would have been "Only a Boy Named David" from Sunday School!

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  90. My favorite song from childhood - boy oh boy!

    I grew up in the 80's so I listened to Corey Hart, The Bangles, Wham, oh my gosh so many, I hear them on the radio once in a while now & I just want to sing out loud - hee hee!

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  91. The song I remember is more of a sentimental favorite. My grandmother used to sing "I Love You a Bushel and a Peck" to me all the time. When I became a mother I sang it to my girls, too. Thanks for the chance to walk down memory lane.

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  92. Absolutely love the Plain Janes! My favorite childhood song, which my now deceased mother sang to me every night before I went to bed, was/is "I love you a bushel and a peck." I found out years later that it's a song from "Guys & Dolls." I still can hear her singing that song to me!

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  93. You light up my life! was my favorite, and some song that went like...K cera cera what ever will be will be... Thanks for the chance, Kathy Hering

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  94. What wonderful Plain Jane's! The first song that popped into my head from my childhood was "you are my sunshine".

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  95. Love all the new stamps! One of my favorite songs was Precious and Few. I say was, because my older brother "fell in love" and played it over and over and over!!!
    T. Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  96. Sneak peeks are so much fun, I'm counting the hours at this point until I get to try and speed read through the release party.

    My favorite song in childhood during adolesence; Dirty Dancin' Theme Song "I've had the time of my life" in retrospect the song my mom would sing when she gave me a hug, "I love you. A bushel and a peck...and a hug around the neck..."

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  97. Thanks for the chance to win!

    My fav song from childhood had to be Don't Worry, Be Happy. It was played in my house all the time because my parents loved it!

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  98. Love the sneak peaks. I came from a sing in the car type of family so I have many favorite childhood songs, but the first one that came to mind was "Oh, little playmate, come out and play with me, and bring your dollies three, climb up my apple tree. . ." (and on it goes).

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  99. I would have to say my favorite childhood song was you are my sunshine. I am counting down until the release party tonight.

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  100. Loving all these stamps! When I was a little girl, I loved when my dad sang "you are my sunshine" to me.

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  101. plain janes are the best! fabulous samples :) i loved 'do Lord' and still teach it to the kids in Sunday school!

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  102. My favorite song from childhood was Jack and Diane by John Mellancamp, it brings back so many happy memories, and I heard it on my way into work this morning. As usual, these cards are gorgeous, hats off DT!

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  103. I'm not sure this is the name of it but my favorite song was "Tell Me Why".

    Robbie

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