Monday, March 3, 2008

BLOG CANDY!!!!!

this is a huge thank you to all who hang out here with me!!! today is my birthday and in 7 short days it is my blogs birthday!!!!! so I have some goodies for one lucky person!!!!!!


this is the biggest blog candy I have given yet there is 8 yards of 5/8 ribbon there are many pieces of 6x6 SU and PTI DP's


the just hatched box from PTI a new spool of gold cord 2 packs of rub-ons an embellishment storage box the paper piercing mat pack from SU 4 stamp sets 2 wheels and a handle mounting tape 2 tubes of micro beads and a tone of prima flowers!!!!!


now what I want you to do is tell me what your favorite children's book is and if you feel up to it use it as your inspiration for a card (optional) but I would like to know what you like to read to your kids!!!!


here is a sample.


the deets for this card are in the post below!!! TFL! :D
please only one comment per person!! Thank you again
ETA: CLOSED THANK FOR YOUR COMMENTS LOVE YA ALL
:D

170 comments:

Mary said...

Oohhh.. I don't stand a chance of winning being 1st!!! Have never seen the #1 drawn by the random thingy! Favorite childrens books are "The Boxcar Family" series and Junie Jones Books. My grandson is 7 and he loves them both. I've been reading the Boxcar Children to him for several years, but now he can read his own!!
What a great giveaway you're offering!!

Savitri - ScrapBit.com said...

Wow! That's a lot of stuff.

Thanks for linking to my blog and visiting. I really appreciate it!!

Kelly AKA Emmiestamps said...

Congrats and yummy blog candy!! My favorite kids book is Robert Munsch's
Love your Forever my girls just adfore it!!

Shelby said...

Well, I don't have kids yet, but my favorite kid's book has to be Charlotte's Web. It was the first novel I ever read and holds a special place in my heart.

Thanks for the chance to win your amazing blog candy!

Kacey Elliott said...

WOW! Your blog candy impresses me just as much as your creativity :-) As for books, I love anything Dr. Seuss (we have 10 out from the library right now), and of course Silverstein's books like The Giving Tree and one I had never heard of before until about three months ago is called When You're Not Looking by Lynne Chapman (the kids love this, and I love to hear their giggles!)

Beth said...

congrats!! I love Goodnight Moon!!
Beth

mathstamp said...

Wow! My one year old daughter's favorites are Clap your Hands and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. I love children's books and I personally have MANY favorites!

Melissas said...

Thanks for sharing such great goodies! I love your blog and have you in my Reader.

My fave children's book is Make Way For Ducklings, followed closely by Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I have recently introduced DS to these and love to share them :)

just4funcrafts said...

My favorite book to read was the story of The Widemouth Frog. It is a hoot. Mom used to tell it to me all the time and then I actually found it in a popout book. All time favorite!

jenn

Julie said...

My favorite book to read to my kids is Green eggs and ham. I think I have it memorized! Thanks for the opportunity to win such greats stuff.
Happy Birthday!

Allison said...

Hi Sarah...we have so many book faves in our house! Some of those that I have especially sought out include: Blankie and Binkie by Leslie Patricelli, Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd and the "Duck" books by by Jez Alborough. Cheers!

Tracy said...

I don't have any kids, but I remember my favourite book as a child was "There are Rocks in my Socks Said the Ox to the Fox." So fun! Lots of rhymes and great photos.

Thanks for the chance at this fab candy!!

Dottie K said...

Well I don't have kids but I love to read to my niece and nephew, they love Dr. Seuss books. Also Robert Carl books. Really enjoy your blog and your work is amazing. Thanks for the chance at some great candy. :)

Estivalia said...

Well, I don't have kids but when I was little I loved "Papelucho" a series of chilean children books. I think they're meant for small children to read in their first years of school. They're really fun :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papelucho

Hugs,
Estivalia
estivalia.correa@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

Our favorite story is "Llama Llama Red Pajama" because there is a line where baby llama yells for his momma and momma runs in saying "please stop all this llama drama and be patient.." My daughter thought this was hilarious the first time we read it together and every time since. Otherwise, we like the "If you give a Mouse/Pig/Moose a Cookie/Pancake/Muffin books. Love your take on the Seuss fish!!!

Lynn said...

My favorite kids books are by Mo Willems: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is my favorite of them all. Just the illustration of the pigeon cracks me up.

kearneykrafter said...

Oh, we just read "One Fish, Two Fish..." last night, in honor of Dr. Suess of course! I love love the book "Goodnight Moon" and so does my 3yo. My 7yo loves the Magic Treehouse series of books! Thanks for the chance at great blog candy and Happy Stinkin' Birthday!!!

Mandiannie said...

"Love you Forever" by Robert Munch is my favorite children's book. I like it and think it's a timeless classic that I'll still love even when I'm old and grey haired.

Lin said...

Happy B-day! Hope you have a great birthday. My favorite children's book is "Harry The Dirty Dog."

stampin_melissa said...

I really don't have a favorite although we read the Foot Book sporadically. I really like to mix it up since my 4 y/o DS likes to read the same book over and over and. . . . ;D

Thanks for the opportunity for some awesome blog candy! I really come here to see your great designs, but hey if I win I'll accept it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary and a very Happy Birthday. My favorite children's book was Green Eggs and Ham. I would check it out every time I went to the library. Then, made sure my son had his own copy when he was young. My first novel was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I still love that book.
I also love your blog, you are so creative, thanks for taking the time to post.

CindyLouWho2

Christine said...

Happy Blogiversary and Birthday too!

My favorite childrens book is Love you Forever. Makes me tear up everytime. Back in the day when I was a kid........I loved the Little House on the Prarie books.
Great idea of using a book for inspiration and love your card!!

Juanita said...

My favorite childrens book is The Dot by Peter Reynolds. It would be so easy to use that as card inspiration, to easy. It is a great story about a little girl and what she sees as just a dot is a great art show in the making! Wonderful message in there.

Vera Matson said...

WOW! What a fabulous blog candy offering! It's hard to choose just one children's book but I really loved "Harriet the Spy" when I was a kid. I still have my copy and I gave it to my 9 yr old daughter to read. I can't wait to hear if she liked it as much as I did!

Nancy Ann said...

Presently, I like to read "Tree in the Trail" by Holling C. Holling to my 6 year old dd!

-Nancy Ann

Anonymous said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! Thanks for the opportunity at a great prize. I always liked Where the Wild Things Are. I was a nanny to two little girls a few years back and they loved the Junie B Jones books.

Stephanie T.

Kim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I don't know if I have a favorite book, but one that I really enjoy reading to my daughter right now is Fancy Nancy! We just laugh when we read it. Maybe because we know someone by the name of Nancy. I'll be adding a "fancy" card to my blog within the next few days!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This was one of my favorites to read as a kid...I haven't thought about it in years! Now my favorite kids book is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. I kept all of my daughter's Silverstein books when she got older...they are treasures to me.

Hilmarose said...

oohhh I could use the piercing mat thing right now!!! LOL.
My fav book would have to be green eggs and ham!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win... especially something I REALLY "NEED"!!!

Jan Scholl said...

I never really read any kids books when I was young. We didnt have the money to buy them or have a library close by. I got to read whatever the school had (a tiny Catholic school with 19 kids). So I will tell you a couple of my kids favs. My son loved the Spooky Old Tree from Berenstain Bears and my daughter loved There was an old woman who swallowed a fly (it was based on a Russian fairy tale and had beautiful art)

Anonymous said...

Well my "kids" are now 32, 35, and 37 and their favorite and mine was Goodnight Moon. Hey did everyone know today is Dr. Seuss's birthday. He would be 104 or something. Happy BDay!
Mary P.

Mistylynn said...

Hello there. Hope you're having a happy birthday! One of my favorite books of all time to read out loud to my children is Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner. It is so cute and the kids love to hear it. Hmmmm, I'll have to think on a card with this in mind. Take care and thanks for the offerings.
Misty

WendyP said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I had to smile when I saw your book because that was my favorite childhood book. I was just tearing up the attic today trying to find it for DS for a Seuss birthday celebration at school. One of my favorite books that I've read to my boys is Dinosaur Roar.

Karen said...

Right now, we are reading The Dangerous Book for Boys, but I use to read Dr. Suess books to my son when he was littler. My MIL gave me a bunch of them that she used to read to her boys!!

Thanks for sharing your talent & the generous blog candy!!

Kimberleigh M. said...

This is an easy one! "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight" -- I know it by heart because I read it to my son so many times when he was small. He is nine now but I still try to get him to read it to me! ;) Love your blog -- great for inspiration.

Jewels said...

I LOVE to read all the disney stories to my daughters. A friend of mine bought me a giant "master" bokkk with all the old favorites in them. Lst night was all about Dumbo. SO we read the entire story before bed and move on to the next story the next night.

Sunnymommie said...

I love your cards ! it so cute!!!!

I always read to my kids fairy book. they love it ..

great giveaways and thank for the chance!

Katey

sarah johnson said...

my "little ones" are 13 and 10, so years have passed since we had snuggle time with a good book. my earlier favorites were anything Dr. Seuss, and Goodnight Moon.In kindergarten my daughter began reading the Junie B. Jones series and i just fell in love with that sassy, spunky little girl. when my son was in 2nd grade we discovered the Harry Potter series and I was hooked just as much as he was. he grew up right along with harry Potter. good memories........

Dana said...

Congrats! What an awesome way to celebrate! My Favorite book now and when I was little is Put Me In A zoo (remember that polka dotted animal that could change colors???). here's my card too! (love polka dots these days!)
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u50/iu97alum/P1030293.jpg

Anonymous said...

I don't have kids myself, but I am the self proclaimed World's Greatest Aunt to my sister's six kids. For the boys, I love to read them Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear. It's fun to make the animal sounds with them. There is a zookeeper book that I can't come up with the name that we love, too. For my niece, I LOVE David Kirk's Miss Spider books. The bright colors and illustrations are amazing. GREAT blog candy!
~moster

Pat S. said...

OMG! That is a huge give-away!!!
Thank you so much for a chance to win! This must be a very special birthday :)
Well then...Happy Happy Birthday To You!!!

I don't have a child to read to, but I love the Cat in the Hat books.

Scrapbookmama said...

LOL this is a funny question if you check my profile my children's books are my fav. books! lol...
HMMM I have a few.. Green Eggs and Ham,Goodnight Moon,but one the one that is very special to me is I'll Love you Forever I'll Love you For Always. :)

-Ellie
e@scrapbookmama.com

sgc said...

Love You Forever is my favorite--but I think that is because of my age! I am a grandmother raising a 15-year-old grandchild, so this book has special meaning to me. I hope we wait a while before our roles reverse!
Sandye

Anonymous said...

Both my boys are grown-up and they loved Dr. Seus.... but I would say Dr. Seus's Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favs. Thanks for the chance!! :o)

Cindy C.
cac1957@hotmail.com

Patti Chesky said...

My kids are teenagers now, but DH and I used to read "Goodnight Gorilla" over and over. This book just had pictures so we had to make up the words and animal sounds. We enjoyed it more than they did!!!!

Awesome blog candy....AWESOME BLOG!!! I will try to post a card tomorrow with the Goodnight Gorilla theme.....DD has a big choir concert tonight!!!

jen del muro said...

WOW!! That's a whole lotta loot!! My favorite books to read to Ellie are in a tie- Goodnight Moon and Brown Bear Brown Bear. I know that she is going to be too old for them before I know it, so I have to cherish it while I can. I'm sure I'll have new faves that come along, but won't ever forget these!!

Anonymous said...

First off happy birthday, we share the same birthday, what a great day!!! I enjoy looking at your blog each night, drawing inspiration. My kids are not real little anymore, 20 & 13, but we read Good Night Moon over and over. Also Courdory a book about a bear.

Once again, hope you enjoyed your day!!

Anita

Diane S said...

My boys are now men but I do take care of a 3 year old and he loves, loves, loves the "Give the mouse a cookie, etc" books.

Diane S
diane 52381@gmail.com

Tara said...

oh my heavens...what super fun blog candy!!
Happy Birthday to you!...your blog is fabulous...glad to celebrate your blogaversary with you too!!
my favorite children's book has always been "Miss Nelson is Missing"...my kids love it too, we read it often...I am going to have to give the card some though...what a neat way to get some inspiration though!
:)

Jill said...

I love the book, "Ain't Gonna Paint No More", it's absolutely HILARIOUS!

Vanessa Nolte said...

My favorite children's book is The Giving Tree... I really like that book... I also like You are Special. Both are very good children's books :-)

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day. Congrats on a year on your blog too :-)

Alison said...

My kids loved "chicka chicka boom boom" when they were littler... I think they still like it at 6 and 10! It's a fun book to read. I love the Olivia books - she's a pig and just so perfectly self-confident. Great candy op -- thanks!

Mary Dawn said...

my favorite book to read at bedtime is Little Quack's Bedtime...goodnight little ducklings, goodnight

InspiredByInk said...

Hi Sarah!
I think my favorite book to read to my daughter is llama, llama red pajama. Though I don't know if I can use that as inspiration for a card lol.

Thanks for sharing and Happy birthday x 2!! hehe

Bobbie :)

Diane said...

What fabulous blog candy. My favourite children's book right now is Imagine a Night. Beautiful language and sensational artwork.

Lacy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a fun day. Your blog is great - so many good ideas!

Some of my fave books to read to my kiddos are Goodnight Moon, any Richard Scary books, How do dinosaurs say goodnight?.

Thanks for the chance on the awesome blog candy!!

Anonymous said...

My son has autism. the things that interest him most are books.
He loves anything that rhymes. His very favorite book is Happy Town.
Happy Day!

silke said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!!! I hope you having a great one!!!!

When my girls were little I would read them a lot of german books - to make sure they would be bilangual, but then I started reading english books and as they grew older they/I really loved "The English Roses" by Madonna. It taught them/me a lot about building friendship and not to exclude anybody....hope you get a change to read it to your daughter one day!?!

Amy said...

#59

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing the great blog candy.

I love the Olivia books by Ian Falconer -- a truly spunky pig!!!

SueB said...

I picked up a copy of The Polar Express and gave it to my boys the Christmas it was released along with a small box that contained a nice quality bell. To see their faces when I first read the book was precious! They're both grown now and are 19 and 21!

Thanx for the regular source of inspiration as well as the chance at some t'riffic blog candy!

later, alligator!
- SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Wow, favorite kids book.....mine are a little old to be read to anymore. I do remember the Disney Babies book, I read those stories over and over and over!! Those were sure the days. Congrats on your blog - it is awesome, and what a great set of blog candy!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Happy B-day Sarah,
Your cards are very inspiring and I love your Dr. Suess inspired card. My fav book would have to be Curious George. I was a very curious child so I could relate!
Thanks!
Sara

Darlene L said...

Wow--what a clever idea. My favorite children's book to read was Maurice Sendek's Where the Wild Things Are. But I have never thought to use it as a source of inspiration. Thanks for the great blog candy offer. Darlene

Carrie said...

My son is now 21 but I have saved a lot of his books so he can read them to his kids one day. He liked the "if you give a mouse a cookie" series books, I can't remember the author and I still see the books for sale.

Becky O said...

Alright sarah I said I wasn't going to comment but I have too. :) My fave book is Wilfred Gordon Mcdonald Partridge I think that it should be in every childs book collection. It is by far the best, and at X-mas time Polar Express it was one of my faves way before the movie came out. Love you and happy happy birthday I love you sissy. hugs and kisses.

Anonymous said...

Both of our sons loved the books, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Froggy series. They giggled their heads off when I read all the silly things that Froggy did.
Happy Birthday and Blog anniversary!

Mikesgal
mmoor49@columbus.rr.com

inkedx2 said...

My favorite children's book is "Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt". I amy just have to pull out that book and use it to create some cards!

Robbie

Jenn said...

There are so... many great books for children, but one of the ones I love to read to my little kiddos is, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"! I just think this book if so cute and so true. I have a little mouse (Ethan who's 3) and he reminds me of the "little" mouse in this story. :-)
Happy Birthday and congrats on your Blog Birthday!
I love visiting your blog! It's GREAT... As for the card, I'll have to dig deep for stampin' stuff that relates to this book! :-)

Anonymous said...

The foot book,, I love it. The kids love it. Thanks for the chance to win the great stuff.. Angie

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Happy b day!!! and happy blog day! lets see I would say our fav books are the Thats Not Mine series! thats not my car, robot, snowman, penguin.. ya they are so fun and have touchy feeling parts! (my 3 and 1 yr old love them!)

jean said...

Happy Birthdy and many more.
Your blog is awesome. TFS
I visit your blog daily.
My son loved all the Thomas The
Train books, he ejoyed us reading
to him and often read 5 books a night. My daughter's favorite
were Little House on the Prarie
and American Girls.

Jean

Becky Anderson said...

Eeeek!! Amazing! What a generous "blog candy" collection. And yes, I'd LOVE to have any or all of it :-)

My kids are grown and I don't yet have any grandchildren, but I do remember that when they were pre-school aged I loved to read to them "Pokey Little Puppy" (a golden book) and "Be a Farmer" (Grover, Sesame Street book - we wore that one out I read it so much!) I don't have anything that will work for Pokey Little Puppy, but I bet I can do a card for "Be a Farmer!" I'll see what I can come up with. Blessings - Becky A.

Libby said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!!!!! And congrats on your blog's birthday - I love your blog, here's to another great year of looking at your beautiful creations!! Some of my son's favorite books are Goodnight Gorilla and Dinosaur's Binkit. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love to read,Are you my Mother'.My boys even tho they are older they still like it!! Thanks for giving us such a chance to win al your woderful blog candy,
Elizabeth Glass

Debbie said...

Wow! What FANTASTIC blog candy!!! My favorite books to read my babies are anything by Dr. Seuss (although If I ran the Zoo is a current fav) and Goodnight Moon. Also I really like the Sandra Boynton books....Hope you are having a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My b'day is on Sunday! :) Yay!

Anonymous said...

We love to read the book "I'll Love You Forever" to our kids. I would love to make that into a card for my 6 yr old. Thanks for the inspiration.

cary oliver

Kody said...
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Linda SS said...

Anne of Green Gables was my favorite book growing up, but my 3 grandchildren are still a bit young for that one. I LOVE reading to them and have a playroom set up in my home with oodles of books. Their two favorites are Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton; and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus:) Your blog candy is amazing - thank you so much for the chance to win!

Lastel said...

Hi Sarah , Lastel here , the post by Kody was actually me , my son was on his blog earlier and forgot to sign out , so when I posted I noticed he was still signed in !
So here it is again . I will delete the post with his name on it !
One of my favorite childrens books to read is The Velveteen Rabbit , both my sons loved it ! Thanks for a chance to win your awesome blog goodies !

Anonymous said...

Great blog candy, thanks for the chance to play!
My favorite book is The Little House by Virgina Lee Burton. My little guys love the No David, & David Stinks books!
love your work!
Sonia

LouBelle said...

"Go Dog, Go"...I love the page with the dogs partying in the tree. There is so much going on that page, when I was little I would just sit with that page open and point out everything that was happening. When I read it to my children, we would make up stories for it. Loved your cards, cards, cards entry.

Nikki Bond said...

WOW WOW WOW! What an AWESOME giveaway!!!! Happy Birthday to you and happy birthday to your blog! My fav book (series)for the past year that I LOVE to read my son is How do dinosaurs eat their food, How do dinosaurs go to sleep, How do dinosaurs get sick. ect... They are ALL SOOO FUNNY and the illustrations are wonderful! My kids just LOVE them!
Thanks so much for the chance!!!!

{SMILEs}

Beccasm said...

My favorite Dr. Seuss book is and always will be "The Lorax" Great, great message for everyone.
Love your fish card what a great idea to theme them after a book!

Darcy said...

I don't have kids but my favorite book was always, "where the wild things are". It's what I buy all the little kids in the family, great book!

Heidi said...

Oh favorite kids book- my kids are older now but it is Love you Forever. It is such a sweet book about a mother's love for her son and then his return of love as an adult. I used to read it to my boys all the time, and then I would sing it to them too.
Heidi
steinrn@yahoo.com

Amy Johnson said...

My favorite children's book is Dr. Seuss's 'Horton Hears a Who' because it not only shows the value of a life, but also teaches an important lesson about 'keeping ones word'

KayellWY said...

The book I always loved to have read to me when I was a child and one I like to read to my grandchildren now is "Mother Goose." I have a large book of "Mother Goose" nursery rhymes. I think I had almost all of them memorized when I was little. :)

Karen L.

Lori Mueller said...

Congrats on your blogaversary (and Happy Birthday!) My daughters are grown up now, but we had several sets of the Walt Disney books. We read them lots when they were potty training, before bedtime, and whenever the mood struck us. They are classics! Thanks for the chance to win some GREAT blog bling!

Giovana said...

Congratulations on you blogaversary and Happy Birthday too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My daughter's favorites book are Dr's Seuss, especially The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, also she loves fairy tales stories, she believes she is a Princess, LOL
Your blog candy is amazingly great.
God bless you and thanks for the chance.
Giovana

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog! My two year old loves "Goodnight Gorilla"! Thanks for the great giveaway offer!

Shanna Fudge said...

Well, as I don't have any kids, my favorite book from when I was a child is "Paperbag Princess" by Robert Munch. I remember my Mom reading it to me. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to all of us. Shanna

kimK said...

Sweet!
Love childrens books being a Mom to 4 kids :}
Also love to win your awesome blog candy!
Don't know how you have time for all this. Your fish card is adorable!
Our fave book here from kids ages 5-17 right now has always been by Author Eric Carle. "The Very Hungry Catepillar"
I don't have my bug set anymore. :{
However we make the catepillar by painting a strip of egg carton container green, add eyes and pipe cleaners for feet and feelers :}
WE even did this withthe 2nd grade Brownie Troop I lead.. they loved it as well. Good luck to us all.~KimK

Anonymous said...

Great blog candy! My girls and I love to read the Junie B. Jones books and the 'old faithful' Nancy Drew books I have from growing up as a girl. They especially love the Nancy Drew books b/c they know they were my favorite growing up! I have the entire collection and many original hard back releases. They are fantastic!
Barb M.
moyerb@ctc.com

Marisa said...

Congrats on your year of blogging and thanks for the wonderful blog candy potential!!!

Books my kids love(d): I'll Love You Forever, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Chika, chika boom boom (kids book on learning the alphabet), can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss books, Magic Tree House series, Robert Munsch books (for a good laugh), Black Lagoon series, and my daughter(9)has LOVED the Warrior series by Erin Hunter (about cats that live in clans in the forest).

Rosella said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! And thank you for sharing your creations on your blog. So happy Blogaversary too!
My girls favorite books are Gernomino Stilton and Junie Jones, at the moment.

Katie P said...

I love your cards! We like reading the Little House on the Prairie books to our girls. Thanks!

Lisa said...

Walter the Farting Dog is pretty funny! My kids (aged 6 and 8) love it. Yes, I am serious, there is a children's book out there about farting dogs! Another one of my DD's favorites is Snufflebunny.

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great candy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats on your blog anniversary and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My favorite book to read to my boys is "There's a mouse about the house!" by richard Fowler. It has a mouse that slips through each page where you lift some stuff. A very interactive book for young ones. A must read!

Courtney C.
court_carpenter@hotmail.com

olse0231 said...

Happy birthday and blog birthday!! :) My favorite childrens' book is The Giving Tree - it has a great message and has always been my fave!

scfranson said...

Wonderful blog, Happy Birthday!
My favorite kids book has to be a book called "The Goodnight Book", I have great memories of reading it to our daughter every night.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Anonymous said...

WOW! How exciting! Happy Birthday to you and your blog! THANK YOU for all of your inspiration! You are asking alot of a book-addict, to list their favorite children's book. I love Chicka-Chicka boom Boom, anything Max Lucado writes for children teaches a value, and Amelia Badelia makes us laugh. My children are 10 and 12 now, and enjoy A series of Unfortunate Events and The Left Behind Series. I now reap the rewards of listening to my children read to me.

Inkylin said...

Happy Birthday and happy blogiversary also. My favorite childrens books are any books from the little golden book series. I have been trying to collect them for quite awhile now. My favorite is "The Little Red Hen".

-*Linda*-

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Adorable card...perfect for kids! My favorite kids book is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. It's an awesome book about unconditional love. Even at 7 yrs my youngest loves to be read this book.

Congrats on 1 yr! Awesome blog...every day I visit is eye candy!

kat said...

I'm now a granny of 5 wonderful grandchildren, 4 of which are teen-agers, BUT, when my kids were young my favorite book was "The Little Engine That Could". The book is used to teach children the value of optimism. In the tale, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Various larger engines are asked to pull the train; for various reasons they refuse. The request is sent to a small engine, who agrees to try. The engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating its motto: "I think I can, I think I can".
Thank you for allowing me memories of when my children were young. I don't have a train set of stamps, but I will say that, every time I sit down to create a card, I have to tell myself 'I think I can'.....and I usually do, although they aren't always winners, I'm proud of every one of them!
Thanks!

mochamama said...

Wow, my kids are 20 and 21 so I have not read a childrens book forever.......the book I remember reading the most to them was The Wizard of Oz. Read it so much I finally bought the movie. My kids watched it 11 times within a very short time span. The movie became one of my favorites. hehe still have it!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

Susan C said...

I LOVED Dr Suess Green Eggs and Ham. And the Engine that could. Am I dating myself?
My children are grown so, I don't have the pleasure of reading new childrens books.

Susan C

Anonymous said...

Are You My Mother and Never Talk to Strangers - both very cute books!

Swedie

Anita said...

Dr. Seuss - Sam I Am! My daughter buys my husband a Dr. Seuss book every year for Christmas. And no we don't have little kids anymore or any grandkids yet. Maybe she's just getting his collection started for when we finally do have grandkids! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/

Angel W said...

WOW.... cute Red Fish. Blue Fish... card. I shall have to think if I can make a card inspired by it, but my favorite children's book ( and I cry every time I read it!) is "I Love You Forever". GREAT book!
AWESOME candy!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you I love Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham has always been my favorite to read to my kids. On St. Partick's Day we have green eggs and ham. Just a little green food coloring in the scrambled eggs. Thank you for the chance to win. I love visiting your blog every chance I get. Mari

Brandie said...

I have a 4 month old son, and my Husband and I enjoy reading him "Good Night Moon".

Happy Birthday to you and your blog!!

Sandy said...

Someone just said my favorite "The Little Engine That Could" but for a child around 2nd - 3rd grade my mom would read to us at night and I loved the book "Mr. Popper's Penguins" by Richard Atwater. This is a good age for The Boxcar Children books too.

Sandy

audris_mom@yahoo.com said...

One of my daughter's favorite books is "The Legend of the Three Trees" - from the screenplay by george Taweel and Rob Loose. This particular book has text and illustrations from Tommy Nelson with story adapted by Catherine McCafferty, about three trees and what they dreamed about becoming - and what they did become. It's a great story and she picks it quite often for our bedtime story.

Shelly said...

Awesome candy! Well, there are various favorites in my house, but right now it's Green Eggs and Ham. I know, original, but it's one that all three of them love! Love your cards!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

WOW! What a great blog candy ... yummy!! Thanks for the chance to win.
I don't have kids yet, but my favorite children books are Shel Silverstein's books, especially The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic. I haven't used any of these books as inspirations for card making, but sounds like a good idea, I've to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogday! Thanks for the opportunity to win bog candy. My babies are 16 and 18 years old. I used to read Goodnight Moon to my son and The Runaway Bunny to my daughter. I still have the books. I pull them our every now and then to read to them. Ha! Ha! They think it's funny. Love your blog. Your projects are awesome!
Mary H.

bookroach said...

There are so many great books, but probably my favorite is The Legend of the Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt

I love looking at your blog!

toni wever said...

Happy Birthday! Love "Time for Bed" and "The Runaway Bunny". The first time I read Runaway Bunny it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for the chance to win.
Toni

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! That candy looks AWESOME!!!! My FAVORITE kids book is I Love you forever.
thanks for the chance!
Melissa Boston

Dana's Dabbling Studio said...

My mouth is watering looking at all that blog candy! My favorite kids book right now is "You read to me, I'll read to you". My oldest is 4.5 right now and is already reading quite well. The parent reads what's on the left side and the child reads what's on the right. There are parts where you both read together. My daughter really likes that part. I don't have a card inspired by the book, but yours is just gorgeous!

Congrats on your blogversary!

nitestamper said...

My boys love Goodnight moon when they were little. I could read it over an over again and they would listen to it like they were hearing it for the first time. awesome blog candy, sarah.

tfs,
chat

Leslie Knox said...

My favorite book to read to my daycare children is
The true story of the three little pigs By A. Wolf as told to Jon Scienszka, Illustrated by Lane Smith.
This book is so funny. The kids love it too. A different twist on an old classic. Jan Brett, Eric Carle,Tomy DePaola, Barbara Cooney are some of my other favorite authors too.
Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to date myself. One of my favourite series growing up was the Bobbsey Twins.
Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!
Janet Zeppa

TWeber3425 said...

Happy Birthday to you!

My son's favorite book was "How Many Bugs in the Box". An interactive book where he pulled up flaps, etc. I miss the days of reading bedtime stories. Enjoy as it is over all to quick!

Terrie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday- One of my favorite children's books is The Giving Tree. However I was an elem. teacher and over the years I read so many great book to my kiddies.Karen Naber(hpnaber@msn.com)

Jennifer R said...

Wow, its your birthday and you are giving a lovely gift away on your blog. How nice is that! Anyways Happy Birthday to you and your blog!
There are so many lovely books to read to children these days, from classics like "The Velveteen Rabbit", to all the cute ones by Robert Munsch! When my boys were very small, they would love for me to read books by Richard Scary,(especially if it had pictures of diggers!), The Bearnstein Bears and the Winnie the Pooh Series!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is "I Love You Forever". My Allie is almost 4. We've read it to her since she was in my tummy. My husband still cries every time he reads it to her. Too sweet!

melissalance@bellsouth.net

Adoree said...

I stumbled across your blogsite a few weeks ago and have been returning since! :) congrats on your blog!
Great blog candy.

Stephanie said...

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :D

Oh my! I basically ONLY read children's books because I teach 2nd grade! Haha. I read one about every day! I love my job though. I don't think you could have asked a harder question. That's so tough. If I had to choose one favorite children's book I would have to say "A Bad Case of Stripes" by David Shannon. It is HILARIOUS and the pictures are just great. If you haven't read it...DO SO! My kids love it. I even had a girl memorize it! She loved it that much.

Anyway, thanks so much for sharing all of these great gifts on YOUR birthday! You are great! :D

CAKVD said...

I read about 45 minutes to my daughter every day. She loves to read and we have many favorites. I love the Little Red Hen from when I was a child. My daughter loves that one too! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

~amy~ said...

I use to love reading the "Harry the Dog" books to my kids:)

Anonymous said...

This is such an adorable card!
My favorite book to read my sons when they were little was "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". They're teenagers now but I still have a brand new copy of each for them. When they have their first borns that will be my gift to my sons. I just hope their memories of those two books are as sweet as mine are.

JanetP pantaleonjanet@yahoo.com

Andria aka prairie mom said...

My fave book to read to my babies is the Green eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess.
Girl, your posts amaze me everytime. You are so talented. And this is the most generous offer eva! Love it!

Sumner Family said...

I have read the Rhyme Bible and many libary books. My daughter likes the search and find books and my son likes anything that includes a firetruck.

Although my favorite - Guess How Much I Love you and God Made You.

Great question - Great blog- Great blog candy.

Maile said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats on your Blogaversary. What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win. My son is 11 months old and he love his story time, he really like the touch and feel books. My personal favorites are the Dr. Seuss books.

Sandy said...

Happy birthday and blogaversary!

Fave kids book of all time is Lucado's "You are Special." Just gotta love the end of the story! And the wemmicks are just adorable. :)

Kathy said...

sWow! What a lot of goodies for your blog candy giveaway! I love Dr. Seuss books! I can remember reading them as a child (I will be 54 next month), I read them to my boys when they were young, and am still reading them to my granddaughters now. They are still a favorite! Thanks so much for your inspirations you bring us here on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
Happy Blog anniversary!
Happy day!

My girls love Junie B Jones books,Froggy series book, Pajama Time, Bad kitty...

YOur blog is awesome-thanks for sharing!! Hope J

Carol said...

Oohhh, what generous blog candy!
And, Happy Birthday!
Favorite children's book is Goodnight Moon.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! great candy. i love so many kids' books. How about MISS SPIDER'S TEA PARTY. it makes me laugh every time.
donnacalamari@msn.com

Gretchen said...

Sarah~ I've been a frequent visitor to your blog since you were named featured stamper on SCS! You do beautiful work! My favorite children's book is "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andrede. It's all about just trying- and maybe you'll succeed! It's all in rhyming verse too, I think that's more fun to read. Thanks for the great opportunity to win this awesome blog candy and Happy Blogaversary!

Gretchen

Ann C. said...

My children's favorite books were the Little House on the Prairie series, the Boxcar Children, Dr. Suess' ABC Book and The Foot Book and many of our little Golden Books, probably "Home for a Bunny" best of all!
What a lovely blog prize - and what a lovely blog! God bless!

Annelies said...

Childrens books are very different in each country, so you probably don't know 'Plons, the crazy frog', but they are popular in Belgium (or at least when I was young)

lisa k said...

I have started reading chapter books to my 5 year old daughter and we are reading Charlotte's Web, but I can't wait for Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys when my sons get older! lisa k awesome blog goodies...love your creations!!

Julie A. said...

What spectacular blog candy!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it :) My son is 1 1/2 years old, and his favorite books are by Sandra Boynton. He likes The Belly Button Book and Moo Baa La La La the best. He also enjoys anything with Sesame Street characters, as he is going through a phase of being obsessed with Elmo.

Beth M said...

Wow, what a great celebration! Happy Birthday!

My DD is now 17 but my favorite story to read to her when she was young was Moo, Baa, La, La, La by Sandra Boynton. I can still recite it from memory!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Well I don't have any children but I do like the book Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. I like to buy it for new moms and that started when my own neices and nephews were being born.

That has to be the most generous blog candy I have ever seen! Yay!! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

jackie said...

Charlottes Web!! read it when I was in 3rd grade and has been a favorite ever since (I am 50 now!) thanks for chance to win great blog candy...have a great day!

j_smokey said...

My boys LOVE "CHicka Chicka Boom Boom" and "Chicka Chicka 1-2-3". I had never really thought about making that idea into a card though...great idea!!!

Diane said...

My kids are grown now but we loved Dr Seuss especially Green Eggs and Ham. I loved your card.
Dee R
dlruger@msn.com

Cindy Vernon said...

My son loves Go Dog Go, which was one of my favorite books growing up.

KSinMT said...

Wow This is exciting!! and I love to read and to my grandkids now. My favorite must be the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Thank you, Kathy

Andrea G. said...

I love your blog. I am so glad I discovered it, just a couple of weeks ago. The book I am reading to my five year old is Charlotte's Web. A few more chapters to go.

Yosha said...

Happy Belated birthday!!!


Not sure if this is an actual kids books, but it's a Dr. Seus (only Dr. S book I've read...I KNOW!!) and a I gave it to all my friends for university graduation!!!

"Oh the places you will go"

Melanie PL said...

My favorite is an old favorite: Goodnight Moon. My kids just loved it! And I love your blog. You're very talented. Keep it coming. Melanie PL

oceangirl said...

Congrats! Love your blog! My favorite childhood book is Charlotte's Web. it is such an endearing story. I still have my orignal copy from when I was a child and have shared it with my own children.

beth said...

Mr. Carrey's Garden by Jane Cutler, illustrated by G. Brian Karras
This book is so good, the characters, the story and the illustrations! I loved both the author, and the illustrator so much I found everything else they had done and enjoyed them as well! I hope you find this and read it to your kids!
I have not done a card based on the book but you have me thinking!
Thanks for the goodies and inspiration!
frannyb

Debra said...

My kids are older but my grandkids love me to read them any of the Mercer Mayer's little critter books.. They make me use their names or siblings names. They deal with lessons and everyday stuff. I love them too.

Kathie in Vegas said...

Believe it ot not it is "why we poop" they think the word poop is just funny. It is a great book though!

Diane said...

Hi Sarah,
Happy Birthday and congrats on your blog! Awesome cards :-) What an inspiration you are. My son's favorite books were the Berenstain Bears. We had the entire set and he loved me to read to him. Now he has kids of his own and can read to them! Thanks at the chance of your great looking blog candy!
Diane
dglassmaker@tds.net

Mari said...

Ok, I love Where the Wild Things Are... but I have no monster stamps. Also love Guess How Much I Love You... but again, no bunny stamps either. Sigh. Guess it's time to go shopping! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sarah, Happy Birthday to you. You don't know how lucky you are that you didn't here that in person. As so many of you readers, I too loved "love you forever", but as my oldest started to read, we discovered the Magic Tree house Series. I credit this series in creating two book-o-holics, for it was easy to trick them to continue reading to find out what was going to happen next.

Pam from Oromocto, NB

Kathy H said...

Hey Happy Birthday!!! Our favorite right now is Veggie Tales Bible Storybook, Thanks Kathy H...

Teresa said...

I like to read Bible stories from a children's Bible to my kids.

Sandra C said...

Happy belated birthday! My son's favorite book was Put me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire. (there's a sequel to that I believe.) Love the Lorax by Dr. Seuss and books by David Shannon (No, David)also Laura Numeroff and Marie Louise Gay (Stella & her little brother Sam series.) Milo and the Magical Stones by Marcus Pfister (Rainbow Fish author)has both a happy and a sad ending - you get to chose! I volunteer at my kids' school library and so fun to see all the new children's books coming out. Diary of a Worm (and also Spider and Fly) by Doreen Cronin is lots of fun. Have fun and keep reading with your kids!
Sandra

nancy said...

One of our favorite books to read to our kids is The giving Tree. My in laws gave that book to us and it soone became a tradition for all my brothers and sisters. And the good part is that my kids love it. The really do understand the meaning of the story. If you haven't read this with your kids I highly reccomend it.

4 Girls A Guy and a Minivan said...

My very favorite book as a child was Mr. Popper's Penquins. I can read it over and over and over again.

Happy Birthday to you and your blog!

Kristen

Anonymous said...

Sarah...Thomas'Snowsuit by Robert Munsch is a must read for children, especially in the winter. My kindergarten class LOVES to hear this story!
Sharon Canter

Lovetostamp6 said...

Happy Birthday Sarah & a BIG Congratulations. LOVE your Blog and your work.

One of my favorite childhood books is Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Thanks for the chance to win some really nice supplies. Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

I have to say, Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favorites. But, I am a first grade teacher also so I Love love so many books it is insane!

Congratulations! Isn't NC a great place to live?

:) Tamera

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