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Say It with Style 2: Inspired Quotes for Every Card-Making Occasion

Say It with Style 2: Inspired Quotes for Every Card-Making Occasion

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Finding the perfect quote or sentiment to compliment a well-designed layout can trip up even the most experienced cardmakers, but with this compendium of more than 1,000 phrases and expressions, crafters will never again be at a loss for words. Ideal for scrapbooks and greeting cards, the quotes in this book range from humorous to inspirational to thought-provoking,


Finding the perfect quote or sentiment to compliment a well-designed layout can trip up even the most experienced cardmakers, but with this compendium of more than 1,000 phrases and expressions, crafters will never again be at a loss for words. Ideal for scrapbooks and greeting cards, the quotes in this book range from humorous to inspirational to thought-provoking, and they are organized into categories such as Birthday, Christmas, Encouragement, Family, Frienship, Get Well, Holidays, and Milestones, among many others.

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Say It With Style 2

Inspired Quotes for Every Card-Making Occasion

By Tanya Fox, Matthew Owen


Copyright © 2011 DRG
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59635-449-4



And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

— Abraham Lincoln

"Over the hill" is a relative term — but here's a sled, just in case. Happy Birthday!

As God adds life to your years, may He add years to your life. Happy Birthday!

A birthday only happens once in a lifetime. Today, I am celebrating the anniversary of your birth.

Age does not matter, you can party as much as you want.

Age is a number and mine is unlisted.

— Author Unknown

Although I can't wish you a happy birthday in person, I will spend the whole day with happy thoughts of you.

Because you're the gift in my life, I give you my gift of love.

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.

— Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Cherish God's love and celebrate His plan for you! Happy Birthday!

Birthdays are ordinary days sprinkled with stardust.

Birthdays are filled with yesterday's memories, today's joys and tomorrow's dreams.

Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Count your age by friends, not years.

Don't count the years, count the blessings.

Each birthday is a new beginning, full of promise and opportunity and the chance to make dreams come true.

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.

— Sammy Hagar

Everyone is the age of their heart.

— Guatemalan Proverb

Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips.

— Attributed to John Wagner

From morning till night, may your birthday be bright.

God is so wise that He never created friends with price tags. If He did, I wouldn't have been able to afford a precious friend like you.

Hope lovely surprises are coming your way, to make your birthday a wonderful day.

Happy birthday to someone who is forever young.

Here's to another year of experience.

I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.

I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise.

Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!

It is clear that God created you for a great purpose. Happy Birthday!

I thank God for the day that you were born and for you being such a great friend to me.

Lots of people are thinking of you on your birthday; I just wanted to let you know I'm one of them!

Here's to celebrating you!

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.

— Oliver Goldsmith

I'm enthralled by your beauty, mesmerized by your charisma and spellbound by your love. No wonder I am always thinking about you.

It's always nice to wish the best to someone who really is!

It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.

— Brigitte Bardot

Just like fine wine, you grow better with the years.

Lying about your age is easier now that you sometimes forget what it is.

May this year be your best ever.

May each and every passing year bring you wisdom, peace and cheer.

May God bless your birthday with blessings from above, fill it full of sunshine and wrap it up in love!

May this day bring to you all things that make you smile.

Happy Birthday!

May today be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love.

Make a wish!

May this birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with happy memories, wonderful moments and shining dreams.

May your spirit keep the freedom of a butterfly in spring, and may your heart be filled always with the joys of simple things.

May your birthday be as full of love as you are!

Not just a year older, but a year better.

On your birthday,
count your candles,
count your years,
count your blessings.

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

— Jean Paul Richter

Remember, you'll be this age for only one year, but you'll be awesome forever.

Sorry I forgot the most important day of the year ... your birthday!

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

— Oprah Winfrey

Sorry I forgot your birthday.
Can you reschedule it for sometime next week?

The most special thing about this card ... is the person holding it.

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

— Oscar Wilde

There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I'm sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

— Author Unknown

To the world, you may be one person.
But to me, you are the world.

Today is a gift of life, today it's your birthday.

Today, take time for you, and enjoy every little thing you do.

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.

— Lynn Hall

Wishing you a year filled with the same joy you bring to others.



A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away.

— Eva Logue

A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near, a little gift from one held dear, best wishes for the coming year ... These make a Merry Christmas!

— John Greenleaf Whittier

A merry Christmas to everybody!
A happy new year to all the world!

— Charles Dickens

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.

— Eric Sevareid

At Christmas, all roads lead home.

— Marjorie Holmes

Christmas comes just once a year, but you're in our hearts all year long.

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; teach us to be patient and always to be kind.

— Helen Steiner Rice

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!

— Hamilton Wright Mabie

Be naughty and save Santa a trip.

Have a jolly Christmas.

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: A cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.

— Lucinda Franks

Christmas is a time of joy, a time for love and cheer, a time for making memories, to last throughout the year.

Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you're home.

— Carol Nelson

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

— Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

— Janice Maeditere

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas, my child, is love in action.
Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.

— Dale Evans Rogers

Let it snow!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

— Isaiah 9:6 (Kings James Version)

From home to home,
and heart to heart,
from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas
brings us closer to each other.

— Emily Matthews

Give the magic of the season.

Friends like you put the warmth and good cheer into this special time of year.

Have a merrie olde Christmas!

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

— Roy L. Smith

Home for the holidays.

Jingle all the way.

Welcome Christmas into your heart.

Hope this happy season is full of fun surprises.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

— Charles Dickens

It's snow time!

Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate Your birth ... may we begin to see the world in the light of understanding You give us.

Keep the Christmas spirit.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet, the word repeat, of peace on earth, good-will to men!

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let's meet under the mistletoe.

Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas; star and angels gave the sign.

— Christina Rossetti

Love is the music of Christmas.

May Christmas be evergreen in your heart.

May His voice be heard in the quiet stillness of this holy season.

May Peace and joy abide in your heart now and all year through.

May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

— Author Unknown

May simple gifts bring great joy at Christmas.

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.

May the magic of Christmas touch your heart and home.

May the warmth of your heart draw near at Christmas.

May the gifts of the season be yours now and always.

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, the warmth of Christmas grant you love.

— Author Unknown

May the wonder of this magical season warm your heart and home.

May we not "spend" Christmas or "observe" Christmas, but rather "keep" it.

— Peter Marshall

May your blessings outnumber the snowflakes this holiday season.

May your holidays be filled with peace and joy.

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.

— Larry Wilde

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.

— Author Unknown

Santa's on his way.

Jingle bell rock.

Sing hey! Sing hey! For Christmas Day; twine mistletoe and holly. For a friendship glows in winter snows, and so let's all be jolly!

— Author Unknown

The true spirit of Christmas is love.

— Linda Willis

This season, the best gift of all is your friendship.

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.

— Taylor Caldwell



A bend in the road is not the end of the road ... unless you fail to make the turn.

— Author Unknown

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

— Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

— Judy Garland

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.

— Charles F. Kettering

Every path hath a puddle.

— George Herbert

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

— Rose F. Kennedy

Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.

— Author Unknown

Faith makes this possible, not easy.

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for.

— Stanislaus I, Maxims

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

— Theodore Roosevelt

How long should you try? Until.

— Jim Rohn

Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.

— Violeta Parra

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

— Robert H. Schuller

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out — it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

— Robert Service

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires — disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.

— Bernie S. Siegel

For with each dawn, she found new hope that someday, her dreams of happiness would come true.

— Cinderella

Good fortune shies away from gloom. Keep your spirits up. Good things will come to you, and you will come to good things.

— Glorie Abelhas

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, invent a new one.

— Anthony J. D'Angelo

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.

— Jewish Proverb

Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.

— Seamus Heaney

I had the blues because I had no shoes until, upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

— Denis Waitley

It's only from the valley that the mountain seems high.

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

— Albert Camus

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

— Zig Ziglar

Light always follows darkness.

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills.
Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.

— Earl Shoaf

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

— Carl Jung

Don't duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done; it's downhill from then on.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

— Joan Lunden

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.

— Anne Lamott

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.

— Edward Everett Hale

It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.

— Ashleigh Brilliant

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

— Voltaire

Never place a period where God has placed a comma.

— George Burns

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Smooth seas do not make a skillful sailor.

— African Proverb

Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.

— Ingvar Kamprad

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

— Moliére

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

— Agatha Christie

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

— Mother Teresa

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.

— Flavia Weedn

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

— Maya Angelou

I've developed a new philosophy ...
I only dread one day at a time.

— Charlie Brown in Charles Schultz' comic Peanuts

May the light always find you on a dreary day.
When you need to be home, may you find your way.
May you always have courage to take a chance.
And never find frogs in your underpants.

— An Irish toast

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.

— Ellen Glasgow

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.

— C.C. Scott

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

— Ken S. Keyes Jr.

To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

— Confucius

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

— Oprah Winfrey


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Annie’s is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie’s books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.

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