Memorial Day Weekend Blog Candy Giveaway!

Let’s celebrate Memorial Day Weekend!  I thought this would be a fun opportunity to give away the following Stampin’ Up! products to a lucky Stampin’ Pretty blog reader.

My blog candy goodies include the following:

  • “I Am . . . ” Clear-Mount Stamp Set (a demonstrator exclusive set–so many possibilities)
  • 75 sheets of 6 x 6 Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (including Birds of a Feather, Twitterpated, Sycamore Street)
  • Dazzling Details Silver Sparke
  • Smooch Spritz
  • Designer Builder Brads
  • Stampin’ Up! Note Card and Envelope Set (20 of each)
  • My “Sketched Birthday” 3 x 3 cards from yesterday’s sneak peek post.

HOW TO PLAY!  Camping, stamping or pampering?  Please
leave me a comment at the end of this post with your favorite activity for the Memorial Day Weekend.  Deadline is Monday (Memorial Day), May 27 at Noon CST.  I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner on Monday evening on my Stampin’ Pretty Blog.

Note:  Winner must live in the U.S. and will have 24 hours to email me their name and mailing
address after I announce the winner!  Stay tuned!

A LITTLE EXTRA TIME THIS WEEKEND?  Visit my Stampin’ Pretty Tutorial Library with over 100 FREE paper crafting tutorials!

JOIN THE STAMPIN’ PRETTY CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK.  I love hearing what you have to say and we can all learn from each other.  It’s easy.  Click here, be sure to “LIKE” me and look for the current chat.

WHY SHOP WITH STAMPING PRETTY!  When you place an on-line order thru me, you instantly become one of my Stampin’ Pretty Preferred Customers.  You deserve personalized service when you shop for Stampin’ Up! on-line and can earn FREE stamps through my Tulip Rewards Program!

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  1. Just staying home and hoping to get some crafting done. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  2. I will be working all weekend long;-( but would love to be making beautiful cards… Maybe after work;-)

  3. Pity I do not live in the USA, what a great stamp-set and how nice of you to do a give-away.
    We remember on the 4th of May here in the Netherlands.

    Wishing you a nice Memorial Day on Monday.

  4. Linda Peterson

    Staying in town, but will be working in my craft room–in the process of organizing it, but will be working on a birthday card for my daughter.

  5. Hi Mary, My favorite activity for Memorial day is camping! I love to get away and enjoy time with my family and be in nature! I love the cool crisp mornings, the smell of coffee and bacon permeating our camper! There is nothing like sitting around the campfire in the evening. This memorial weekend, I will not be doing that thought, unfortunately! But I will be working in my craft room!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Linda Coleman

    I have the luxury of an entire Saturday to do swaps for convention…so far away, yet so close too!

  7. Enjoying time with family and friends.

  8. memorial day weekend… well, just staying in, doing different craft things. last time it was a photo album.

  9. Will be staying home tending to a sick mother-in-law. Hubby making BBQ ribs and stamping between times.

  10. Hi Mary! Looking forward to stampin the weekend away!

  11. Sue Robertson

    It will be planting flowers and garden for me. Stamping will have to wait until it rains! Happy Memorial Day

  12. Carol Cloutier

    Weather not so good, but going to enjoy the long weekend, working on stampin up projects for my son’s upcoming wedding and maybe squeeze in a BBQ, doesn’t get better

  13. Staying home and cutting our 4 acres. Have a nice dinner on the grill for my husband and I. Am very thankful for all those who serve/d in the military for our safety.

  14. Memorial Day Weekend is pool opening day at our house and the celebration of granddaughter Natalie’s 10th birthday this year. It’s very chilly here, but I think she’ll dive in anyway. She told me, not long ago, that stamping and scrapbooking is the most fun she’s ever had! Wow.

  15. Rachael Hammoudeh

    My dear friend and stamping play pal is in the hospital, so I am walking her dachshunds and creating a “Get Well Soon” card. All thoughts and prayers are most appreciated.

  16. enjoying the weekend and getting some much needed rest. stamping to my hearts content and remembering those that have died serving their country and protecting our freedom.

  17. Michelle Gleeson

    Stamping and getting organized for foot surgery this week. Need to be 100% by mid July for a trip to Utah!

  18. Watching a grandson play baseball, church, family for dinner…..a maybe a little stamping 🙂

  19. Our neighborhood has Yard Sale that day and believe it or not – it is well attended, despite the holiday. have a nice holiday too.

  20. If the weather improves, we will have a BBQ and spend some time relaxing with family around the fire pit. However, I’ll still make some time to spend in my craft room stamping over the 3 day weekend. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  21. Traditionally we would go camping, but this year is way to rainy! So we will just enjoy each other and get the BarBQ out, even if we have to do it in the garage.

  22. We will be at home this year, enjoying family. There is a chance of a few storms all week-end which might hamper some outdoor fun. We remember all of our men and women who have served,and who are currently serving to keep our freedom.Thank you all, and thank you Mary for the chance to win a wonderful set of goodies!

  23. The beach!!! Yummy blog candy Mary!

  24. Jill K. Harris

    Oh, so STAMPIN’!!! Have a New Catty Workshop next week, time to get creating samples and giveaways! I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend and takes time to remember those in service or who’ve served in the military to keep us all safe. Thank you, Mary, for the chance at free blog candy! You’re the best!

  25. Cleaning my house since I am a teacher and we.only have a day spending time with family and stamping with a.good friend.and a new.stamper! Geesh, that makes me tired just thinking!

  26. Staying home and gardening, going to the Jazz Fest here, and stamping some!

  27. Spending time with my family and just relaxing!

  28. Ahhhh… I wish it were camping! Would love stamping or pampering . But, it will be garage painting for me ( with a little stamp time thrown in too).

  29. I’m 11 days from my due date and looking forward to relaxing, reading, and stamping this weekend before our little one comes!

  30. Cooking out, closet cleaning and hopefully stamping! Thx for being you!!!!

  31. Well, I will be enjoying some NASCAR as I won tickets for the race in Charlotte, NC on Sunday!

  32. Stamping and family time!!

  33. Charlene Brummitt

    Hi Mary,
    I will be looking at the new stampin up catalog and getting ready to place my order on May 31. Thanks for the chance to win the candy and have a fun Memorial Day

  34. Memorial Day is a day we spend with family and friends enjoying great food and lots of laughs.

  35. Suzanne Adams

    Loved your 3×3 cards from yesterday! Will be CASing one of those this morning for my niece. I’m preparing this weekend for back-to-back celebrations at my house next weekend. My daughter’s Confirmation on Saturday, and a combo 80th(2), 75th and 13th birthday celebration on Sunday.

  36. I’ll be stamping for part of the weekend since my demonstrator is holding a class this weekend. Enjoy the holiday and I remind everyone to remember the meaning of this weekend.

  37. Relaxing at home with family. The roads are too crazy to be out on. Also a good day to browse the new catty poolside.

  38. Memorial weekend isn’t going to be exactly as I planned because I have to work. However, when I get home, I’m going to make a stash of cards for work. I’ve only got a couple left and there are many birthdays, “birthings,” and a retirement coming up so I better get busy! I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend remembering all the men and women who have given us the freedom to eat that hot dog and stamp that card! I also love your blog candy, so I’m hopin’ I win!!!

  39. Staying at home , enjoying the extra time. Maybe a day trip within an hours driving time.organizing craft room and getting a few cards ready.

  40. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day. All of the family gets together and have a BBQ. We are a 5 generation family, many of whom are great cooks, the guys being some of the best. I usually gain 5 lbs from the weekend. 🙂

    Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous candy and have a great weekend.

  41. Jennifer ciaccio

    This year it is visiting a family friend with my mom. My husband has the kids and I get to go visit some wineries today!

  42. Spending time with family and friends. This year our family is traveling to Charleston for a cousins wedding. Fun! Taking the new catalog with me to pass the time while we travel.

  43. Claire Broadwater

    We live on a lake, so boating is a big part of our weekend. Most excited to spend time with my three baby GRAND daughters!!!!!! Love this gift set and would appreciate an opportunity to win! Happy Memorial Day to everyone! God Bless America!

  44. Maggie Minnich

    I love camping and hubby and I used to start the camping season on Memorial weekend, but since his MS has gotten worse, we are unable to do that, so this weekend I plan on making birthday cards for the BRAK on SplitCoastStampers. I also plan on doing some work in the flowerbeds, birdwatching, a little bit of shopping, and just plain relaxing. I notice that I’ve been getting irritated easier and more frequently at work, which is my cue that I’m due for a vacation or just need some relaxing time, so I’m hoping this weekend can fix that as vacation has to wait until September (ugg!).

    I usually spend my Memorial wkend. sprucing up my flower gardens, putting color in my yard after a long winter.. BUT this morning I am starting off the day by having COFFEE with my good friend then I’ll go to work on my yard

  46. Mary, Very Generous Blog candy give-away! I hope to get some stampin’ done this weekend while dog sitting two wonderful boxers in Watertown WI 🙂 Two of my favorite passions!!! Stampin Up and DOGS!!

  47. First we put out our American flag and then work in the yard and hubby will cook baby back ribs…Yum!
    Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic candy.

  48. Royann Mackey

    Celebrating grandsons birthday with family and friends at our house on the lake. Want to thank all the men and women who have given us our freedom this Memorial Day.

  49. It’s a day at the beach for me today, then family time on Sunday & Monday. I hope to sneak in a bit of stamping this weekend too! Thanks for this fun Giveaway! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  50. Cheryl McAskill

    Normally just cleaning…this year recouping from back surgery last Wed. Very sore and stiff. Hope to feel better soon. I need Stampin’ therapy!

  51. Paulette Habbit

    This will be the first Memorial Day that I have off. All others i have worked Can’t wait to have fun in the sun, BBQ for family and friends, and begin a new tradition for my family.

  52. Like Deanna said, we also put out our flag and smalls ones around the front of the house. Looking forward to family time and finishing making graduation cards:) Thank you and happy weekend:)

  53. Looking forward to partying with my friends and family. Good times, good food -what better way to relax and enjoy life. I guess I better start on my thank-you notes!

  54. I’ll be spending it organizing my crafting room and hopefully getting some stamping done!

  55. Stamping on Monday with some friends, and doing some kid-friendly crafting activity on Monday too – followed by a Potluck BBQ.

  56. Tina Williams

    We love to go to the movies and go to a fun restaurant for lunch with friends on Memorial Day. We also like to reflect on those who have served our country so bravely.

  57. Cleaning and playing!

  58. Katherine Cartwright

    Gardening, biking and swimming! Will do some crafting,too.

  59. My Memorial Day plans are: cleaning(ugh!), gardening, BBQ-ing, grass mowing and then my favorite – attending a local auction. Hoping to fit some stamping time in there as well. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Mary! Thanks for this chance to win!

  60. Lynn Streifert

    I will be stamping a lot this weekend since it is so cold, wet and still more rain is predicted. Also spending time with family and friends, celebrating what this holiday is truly about! Happy Memorial Day Mary!
    Lynn Streifert

  61. quiet weekend this year…definately going to get my stampin’ on 🙂

  62. Hands down…..stamping! It’s going to rain all weekend anyway, so it’s the perfect chance to get ahead on some card making and scrapbooking!

  63. HI Mary,
    My favorite activity for any time is being with my family. For Memorial Day it is the PARADE. The high school band, trying to remember how to march, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scout, smiling and having fun, the old cars, the fire trucks, the horses, and, of course, The Veterans, wearing Poppies, with our beautiful flags being saluted. That’s Memorial Day to me.

  64. My favorite Memorial Day activity is first and foremost spending time with our family…..and depending on the weather that could include some awesome pool/beach time. And of course always wonderful food!

  65. Entertaining family and friends with great meals and games of cards, dominoes and croquet.

  66. Staying home and making graduation cards.

  67. Barb Richardson

    Hi Mary, This holiday weekend I’ll be doing a little bit of everything! I’m working Saturday, stamping (and looking at the new catalog) with a friend then going to a party Sunday, and Monday will be home getting the last of the garden in! Have a great weekend!! ~ Barb

  68. Barbara Webber

    We are having friends for dinner and cards. I know I’ll have some time to stamp too.

  69. I will be attending two Memorial Day services, one by the VFW and the other by the American Legion Post of which my husband is commander. The two groups take part in each others services. We will be honoring the fallen soldiers of all the wars from the civil war to the present. Then there will be a community picnic sponsored by a local church.
    God Bless America!
    Sue Nohl

  70. Charmaine Babineau

    It’s often a great time to play in the garden, to enjoy outdoors either at a cookout or a hike, and to visit family. No matter what, we put our flag out in honor of the people in our family, husband included, who served in the military.

  71. Half will be at home working out side in flowerbeds. I enjoy being out side. We go to a Flea Market and enjoy the out doors and see alot of interesting things! Going to our neighbors and enjoy spending time with them! I have worked on three cards this week and will try and fit in a forth card! Memorial Day as a child met the parade and putting flowers on your loved ones graves! I do have the flowers out:) Remember our vets.

  72. I’ve been named craft director for our Sr. Citizen group so I will be lining up projects to do. Thank the Lord for Stampin’ Up…I’ll be using their products and ideas a lot!

  73. Enjoy all your fun cards Mary and Love to see each days surprise. Spending time with grandkids who love to work on projects. Have a great weekend!!!

  74. It is a great weekend two of three graduating grandson
    graduations parties are this weekend. Can’t wait to visit with everyone and wish my grandsons a fantastic future.
    I would love to top the weekend off by being the winner of this great blog candy! I don’t just want it I need it. Running low on so many things… money is spent this year on grandkids.

  75. If it warms up, we’ll be playing with yard plantings. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas – love your style!

  76. The Memorial Day weekend will be spent with family doing cookouts and sharing great memories to scrapbook. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  77. Micheline Lueken

    We’ll be hanging around the house and working outside. I will be doing some stamping. That is lovely blog candy you are giving away.

  78. Victoria Stewart

    Spending the weekend on Sabbatical, our handcrafted 36′ sailboat….I wonder if I can turn the V berth into a craft room?

  79. What I love to do on Memorial Day weekend is have a big family barbecue with lots of good food. This year, though, it’ll be a little different….rain and more rain. Oh, well, that’ll make it easier to sneak away and work on crafts! 🙂 My other favorite thing about this weekend is the Indy 500. Love watching that race.
    Thanks for sharing some great stuff!

  80. What generous blog candy! Thank you for the chance to win. I will be painting, potting and hanging out with my family. Oh, I will also hear the Raleigh Ringers perform Sun. evening. Hope your weekend is great!

  81. Memorial Day- enjoy just staying home, cooking out with family and relaxing. Usually work everyother holiday so its a treat to have the day off.

  82. We love to take family trips on Memorial Day Weekend! Doesn’t really matter where we go as long as we’re all together!

  83. Susan Saunders

    My favorite Memorial Day weekend activity is floating in my swimming pool — but, alas, a great big tree fell in my pool during a storm last week — so I’ll get gathering estimates for getting the tree out of my pool! Our local Veterans’ Park always has an emotional Memorial Day service, so we’ll be going to that as well. Thanks to all who have fought to keep us safe.

  84. Stamping during the weekend would make it a grand time. Thinking about my new catty order! Thanks, Mary.

  85. I will be doing some stamping and some grilling, hopefully we’ll have good weather, it’s been a bit cold and rainy lately. Thank you for this awesome blog candy and for the chance to win, it will be a special treat to have those hand made cards you made yesterday, I think I will frame them and hang them in my craft room!! Happy Memorial Day to all!!!

  86. I love getting my annuals planted and fresh mulch put in! If it rains…. The craft room is where you will find me! 🙂

  87. We do a little stamping, a little eating and a lot of talking and socializing! Hope everyone has a marvelous weekend!

  88. Having a pool party! I love to grill and relax with my husband while our kids and their friends play in the pool!

  89. I love the fact that it’s a long weekend for me so I can catch up on a few of my projects….this time it’s a scrapbook and trying out some new cards.

  90. No solid plans which is nice and relaxing.. Probably spending time with the kids and grandkids – yeah. Also, let’s not remember the real reason for the holiday…Remembering our veterans who have served.

  91. Graduation party for my son, and then camping! Should be fun 🙂

  92. Used to love camping on memorial day when I lived in Washington and Oregon. Not so much here in central illinois. Will be doing some stamping and eating and enjoying time with the family. And thanking all those who have fought to maintain our freedom.

  93. Just staying at home. I hope to do some crafting. I have graduation and a Father’s Day card to make. Thanks for the chance to win. I have learned so much from your videos.

  94. Oops.. Let’s not FORGET the reason…

  95. I’m at that stage in my life where Memorial Day weekend is spent at graduation parties – FUN! (Of course, that meant making lots of grad cards :))

  96. I love spending time with my in-laws. I wish we were closer but it’s worth the 400 mile drive.

  97. Spend the weekend with friends and family. I also would love to plant some flowers and get seeds for the garden. Planting is alittle behind this spring in Minnesota. Have a great weekend 🙂

  98. My fave thing to do on the holiday weekend is to spend time with family and friends enjoying their company and lots of good food. We are also heading to a matinee this afternoon. Yeah, a good movie and popcorn.
    I am so very excited about the new catalog and can’t wait to order.
    Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for the chance to win so many great products.
    You are the best.

  99. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to have a family cook out. I also plan to make a card or two. Thanks, for the opportunity to win your blog candy.

  100. I love spending time with family & friends, but we are supposed to have rain so I’ll be doing a lot of crafting! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  101. I will be working all three days, so no crafting for me. I will however make it up on Tuesday . A friend and I plan to craft the day away. Thank you for the chance to win. Jan

  102. We are celebrating by taking a hike to Allum Arch in The Great Smoky Mountains!

  103. Cooking out with Family and Friends.

  104. We are going to be planting flowers, grilling with family and friends and just hanging out. Love your blog Mary, thanks for the chance to win great stuff!!

  105. Over the years we camped with the kids, attended parades and had family cookouts. We honor those who have fought to keep our country free.

    Love the 3 x 3’s and thank you for offering a wonderful blog candy.

  106. The weekend starts by putting the flowers on my parents graves and then a supper out with my grandchildren. We have done this for many years and I hope they will look back and remember our times together. The rest of the week end is stamping and what ever comes up. BBQ will be part of it too.

  107. Karen Davidson

    Hi Mary! Definitely stamping!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy! Karen D.

  108. I just simply enjoy the extra day off to do whatever needs to be done. This weekend….. continuing to move into my new place. I also love the fact that Memorial Day symbolizes the start of summer.

  109. Headed to Indianapolis for the 500!!

  110. I’ve had two colors of card stock and a complementary color ribbon sitting on my craft table all week — I’m hoping to finally figure out how best to combine them. And do a whole bunch of other crafting. So glad we all have the freedom to do whatever we wish this weekend; thanks to those who provided it. And thanks for such an inspiring site Mary!

  111. Love to spend time with my family!

  112. Janet Gallion

    I plan on helping at our nearby retirement community. They have a fun picnic every year but need help getting those in wheelchairs to the event. I use to take my folks, but now that they’re gone, I still try to stay involved at the home.
    I continue to enjoy your blog each day and love your ideas and your dedication to your daily site. Thanks a bunch, Happy Memorial Day! Janet

  113. Betsy Johnson

    I will be camping (on the boat) AND stamping at the cabin – a perfect combo!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  114. Karin Menghini

    Just staying home, working a little and hoping to stamp! Hope you have a fabulous weekend and thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

  115. Beverly Williams

    Rest and relax after a hectic week at work. Hoping to get some swaps completed. Thank you for your generosity in letting us try to win your blog candy . Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  116. My family joins me each Memorial Day in a Hunger Walk to raise money for our city’s largest food pantry which in turn helps to supply our town’s food pantry.

  117. I’m just relaxing at home before the last week of school! Thanks for the chance to win!

  118. Carmen Christner

    We love to go to the lake! Kayaking, boating, tanning! We like to finish off the day with a cook-out! So very fun! Yay for nice weather! Thanks for another blog candy opportunity!

  119. As a kid it was camping. Now it’s stamping and pampering – enjoying a three day weekend of fun with family! Thanks!!!

  120. Mary, thanks for sharing your creativity and this great blog candy with your devoted followers. I’m mostly getting pampered this weekend, but may have a trip to the gardens, and I’m sure I’ll also do some stamping this weekend. Enjoy!

  121. Bridget Trefethen

    Working on favors for my oldest daughter’s wedding, which I’m CASEing from your Valentine’s candy holders. Visiting with my youngest daughter, who returns from her honeymoon today. Making a wedding card, as well. Maybe trying a technique I saw on a youtube video.

  122. My sons are taking me out. Since I have to work on Monday, they are treating me to a movie and dinner this weekend. I love my boys.

  123. Cookout to celebrate Memorial Day and my grandson’s third birthday.

  124. Valari Biccum

    believe it or not, we may be making nowballs this weekend , crazy weather in upstate NY!! oh well, more inside time for cardmaking. Thanks, mary!!

  125. I definitely have some partying to do this weekend–Celebrating a dear friend’s 30th birthday…I think I make her a card with the new Bomb’s Away set!

  126. yep my fav, too ,and lets welcome summer !!!
    you all have a wonderful Memorial Day !!
    lots of fun !!!
    hugs frenchie,

  127. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite thing to do, but we’re getting ready to move. So I’ll be spending this Memorial Day packing and getting ready for our June 4th move. 🙂

  128. Just staying home with my little boys. Hubby will be slaving away in the field trying to get pinto beans planted. We may sneak in a picnic or two with him in the field. Hope to get a little stamping done during nap time. Thank you for a chance to win this awesome give away!

  129. Spending time with friends & family (in person, in memory, via electronically) and remembering the good-the naughty-the unique…while surrounded by potato salad, burgers, hot dogs!

  130. Great giveaway!! This weekend my husband and I are laying low… We are closing on our first home in June! This weekend will be packing but i will definitely find time to spend in my craft room, which is currently our basement, so will also be planning my new room!!

  131. This Memorial Day weekend, I will be spending a lot of time with family and friends. We are hosting a graduation party and have 4 others to go to…fun! Of course, I just finished creating a bunch of graduation cards! Also, thank you for sharing your talent…I always look forward to your posts!

  132. Plan to spend time with family and friends and hopefully taste first watermelon of the season! We are going to my nephew’s birthday party and I am going to a stamping Shoe Box party!! WHO HOO! Happy Memorial Day everyone and God Bless the USA!

  133. I plan on spending most of the weekend in my craft room doing what relaxes me – stamping and making cards. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, Mary.

  134. Thanks for the chance to win on this long Memorial Day weekend. Planning to get my yard in shape if the weather in NE Ohio warms up.

  135. Cool! My favorite thing to do is cook out and spend time with family.

  136. Going to a pool party and having a BBQ. Enjoying the fact that we have the freedom to spend time with family and friends. Crafting while watching Season 4 of Arrested Development!!

  137. Mary Frances Adams

    I like to have friends over to grill out over the long weekend. This year, over the holiday weekend, I plan to put a few more cards for Operation Write Home in my box, and remember those who have given so much for our country!

  138. Enjoying a weekend at home. Planting, hanging out with hubby, stamping, sewing, going to a ball game!

  139. I will be doing the same thing I do every morning–checking the Stampin Pretty blog. Need to make thank you cards for our son who graduated high school last weekend to send. Mary, your Quick cards area a great inspiration. Will also take time to remember loved ones.

  140. We love to just take it easy, eat barbeque and hopefully get our first watermelon of the season. Going to a stamping Shoe Box party which should be a lot of fun. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

  141. Home this weekend as we get ready to move halfway across the country in a few weeks. But, I’m hoping to squeeze in a few moments of stamping. Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for the chance to win this fabulous prize! I look forward to your blog with your creative ideas everyday!

  142. Jill Rockwell

    Hello! I enjoy gardening and grilling out with my family. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  143. Becky Stephanie

    Hi Mary,
    I will be enjoying Memorial Day with friends at a “Big BQ”
    Have a relaxing weekend

  144. We are celebrating on daughter’s 13th bday! We will officially have a teenager. Our 1st bday away from her grandparents in our new state.

  145. Enjoying the weekend despite the weather. Relaxing and looking forward to the beginning of the summer season. Going through the new catalog (again) deciding what I want to order.

  146. Organizing garage for some construction and painting…will hopefully get a little stamping in too…8-). Thanks for the chance!

  147. I would be stamping if I could, but we’re moving my daughter to her summer co-op job. Love your daily inspiration!! Thanks so much!

  148. Shantrice Davis

    Spending time with family

  149. A family barbecue is my favorite Memorial Day activity- If it ever stops raining up here in the Northeast! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!,

  150. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday. Thank you for the many wonderful posts. Your cards are amazing and I enjoy viewing them each day.

    [email protected]

  151. We are usually haying at this time of year but always take a day to go to the cemetery and decorate graves with my SIL and husband. We then enjoy a meal at a nice restaurant here in town. Thanks for a chance to win.

  152. Selina McGinn

    I’ll be cleaning, relaxing (hopefully stamping), and getting ready for our last week of school.

  153. I enjoying the cookouts and family gatherings are my favorite activities. Love the blog
    And giveaway. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

  154. Patricia preston

    I will be enjoying time with family and friends as well as stamping some baby shower favors. Enjoy the weekend! I love your daily dose if creativity!

  155. Hi Mary! I just upgraded to a 2 bedroom so now I have an extra closet for crafts & grandkids stuff. My fav thing to do on weekends is grillin’, but now I want to stamp up some stuff too! Have a great weekend and thanks for the chance to win some great stuff!!

  156. We kind of celebrate memorial day 4th of July because that is when my family reunion is & I can visit my Dad’s grave then. He was a veteran. So for this week-end just catch up on some things & have a BBQ. Thanks for the opportunity to win, you really inspire me!

  157. Mary Ann Horbinski

    My favorite thing to do Memorial Day weekend is to put out the AMERICAN FLAG. Then go shopping for flowering plants to color up the yard since all the spring bulbs are done blooming. We will also get out all our yard ornaments & wind chimes. We love working in our yard & each year try to make our yard colorful.
    We are on vacation now, relaxing before we go home. I have been stamping wedding cards & birthday cards for the month of June. Thank you for the opportunity to win your great blog candy.
    Love your blog & look forward to new inspiration every day. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas. Have a great weekend.

  158. Daughter is gone camping so hubby and I are having a date weekend. We will go toa Memorial Day parade on Monday to pay tribute to all our fallen servicemen and women. No stamping till Tuesday and it’s all good:)

  159. We’ll be heading to the water park for some family fun:)

  160. Just spending a quiet day in sunny FLorida being thankful for those who have served and are now serving in the military to protect our country and those around the world. Hopefully doing some stamping. Love your cards and generous blog candy offer. Sure hope I win.

  161. I love having picnic in our backyard with family. It is especially fun seeing my special grandchildren. Also I try to make our town parade,being so grateful for those who serve our country!

  162. Spending time with the family & having a backyard BBQ. Taking time to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

  163. Organizing! My stamping and scrapping supplies are everywhere. Spending the weekend getting them into some kind of order so I can enjoy using them.

  164. When my children were young Memorial Day meant the first camping trip of the season but, now that I’m on my own, this week-end is spent being lazy [which includes paper crafting, of course!!].

  165. Marilyn Brown

    I’ll just be spending time with hubby, maybe we’ll take a bike ride. Maybe a little time for stamping. Thanks for sharing.

  166. Love your note cards Mary! Actually, my fave Memorial weekend is the “staycation” and enjoying it with my husband and grilling out. Thanks so much for the chance to win your blog candy and for sharing your wonderful cards.

  167. Libby Headley

    Will be at home this weekend just hanging with my hubby! Thanks for your great ideas and for the chance to win something. Who doesn’t love to win!!??

  168. A family picnic, and of course a time of reflection and thanks honoring those who have served our country.

  169. This year is different than are normal Memorial Day. My husband is out of town, so I will be meeting my mom for pizza! But working in the craftroom is the plan. Hope you have a good weekend.

  170. Staying home this weekend. My wonder Grandson is here for the weekend helping me with some things around the house and garden. Love him so. Thanks for a chance to win.

  171. Spending the weekend with my husband and our 4 grandkids. Helping the kids to create cards for their parents. Our daughter home schools the kids and seldom gets away. We have been stamping and the kids are having a blast. Making graduation cards for some friends that are graduating this weekend. Next ones will be Father’s Day cards.

  172. My favorite thing for the holiday weekend is a barbecue with family and friends. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  173. I will be stamping today and playing golf the next 2 days weather permitting. Thanks for the opportunity to win stamping supplies! I have a giveaway on my blog this weekend also:

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    🙂 Marie

  174. Barbara Mayfield

    Weather cancelled our plans so staying home and catching up!

  175. Spending time with family and grilling out! Maybe sneak some time in my craft room too! Have a great weekend:)

  176. Memorial Day is just that…a drive to the cemetery with plants, then breakfast or lunch at a favorite haunt of the deceased.

  177. I am working and stamping! Hopefully going to a picnic tomorrow and Monday too! Love the items in the giveaway. Have a great weekend.

  178. Since it is supposed to be cold and rainy in New England this weekend I am stamping. I’m working on pary favors (including 3x3cards) for my niece’s bridal shower next weekend. Having fun and doing a “favor” at the same time. Hope your weekend is fabulous too, thanks for giving away such nice goodies.

  179. Stamping is pampering for me. Enjoy your posts very much.

  180. I love to just sit around at the pool after working so many long hours at work. Just relaxing!

  181. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is spending time with family and cooking my favorite BBQ rib. of course if I have some extra time, I will make a few cards for fun. Hope that I can win the blog candy.

  182. My favorite thing to do for Memorial Day is spending time with family and having a cook out! What great Blog candy!

  183. Stamping is my favorite thing to do on Memorial Day. Thanks for the chance to win.

  184. Family, family, family……I love Memorial Day, when we all get together to cook out (or “in”, if it’s raining)……

  185. I’m headed to our family’s lake home where most of us are getting together this weekend. No stamping for me, but I’ll be quilling instead. Thanks for the chance to win.

  186. This weekend going to a fundraiser to help a local ethnic grocery rebuild after a terrible fire. Hope to spend some time gardening and a nice cookout with family. Great blog candy package!

  187. My favorite things to do on Memorial Day is have a cook out and enjoy family and friends. Wish the weather was better … Hope to get some alone time to make a few cards.. Thanks, for the chase to win 🙂 Enjoy your holiday weekend !!!!!

  188. I’m re-organizing today- new labels for dividers, & labeling sponge daubers & sponges- all to “get-it-together” for the new colors, & DSP’s, & having a couple of my favorite stampin’ buddies over tomorrow for a stamp-a-thon ! Then Monday- probably a cook-out with the fam. Love your stuff & hope to win ! Keep on sharing ! Thanks~ Teresa

  189. I’m working all weekend, but I’d rather be at a family cookout!

  190. Will spend the weekend relaxing and spending time with family…will spend time Sunday atmthemhouse of The Lord…love your blogs

  191. Tiffinnie Reed

    I’d have to say ‘stamping’ since I can’t get my family to go ‘camping’. We usually stay around home for this weekend, enjoy family time and get caught up on a lot of little things~

  192. I would LOVE to be camping this weekend! Unfortunately, I have to work. But I will get to do a bit of stamping this weekend. 🙂

  193. Tameria Lindley

    Stamping. Its raining here so no outdoors for us. Perfect time for stamping. Thanks for the inspiration to get started.

  194. I will be stamping and relaxing this week-end.

  195. Celebrating the birthday of a 1 yr that is in remission. His mom is having a Super Hero themed party…which fits him perfectly. Relaxing the rest of the weekend. Thank you for offering the great blog candy. Love your blog.

    Sharon King

  196. Going to the parade is my favorite Memorial Day activity. I was a drum major for many years and just love all the marching and music.

  197. Karen Wallace

    I’m working on Monday but spending Sunday enjoying time with family.I’ll also be making a birthday card for my neice!Thanks for the chance to win

  198. Community pool is opening this weekend. Even though it’s a little cool, I’m hoping to soak up some rays. Big garage sale next weekend so I have a lot of organizing and pricing to do as well.

  199. Hoping to go to the cemetary where family is buried to honor them.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  200. We BBQ and relax!
    I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!
    God bless you

  201. Maryann Van Den Hul

    hi Mary,
    As usual, I’m enjoying you website. My plan is to start working on my Christmas cards over the long weekend . I hope to make a large dent in my Christmas list!

  202. Every year we get together with family and have a picnic at the State Park. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!

  203. I love to go to the beach!!!!!

  204. Aww Mary, you make staying in this Memorial Day weekend more exciting with this giveaway!!! Going to just chill out in the air conditioning and hopefully get some stamping time!!!
    (good luck with the golf lessons, way too hot a sport for me)

  205. My first 3day weekend since I’ve gone back to work (ie:less stampin’ time!) and with all the rain canceling so many of the weekend’s activities… I’m up & stampin already!!!
    Have a great weekend all!!!

  206. Spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors! Thanks for the great blog and inspiration!

  207. Mary, first I hang the American Flag outside. I stay off the road, put my feet up and watch my hubby work in the yard. At night I will stamp and create in my craft room!
    Have a great weekend.

  208. I love to BBQ on Memorial day weekend. Thanks for the chance to win.

  209. We will be doing much needed yard work….if the wind doesn’t blow us away!! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the chance to win!

  210. My favorite activity is grilling out with our kids and grandkids. Unfortunately they live out of state and won’t be visiting until late July so it will just be my husband and me. Hopefully I will get time to scrapbook and stamp as well as grill out and enjoy the weather here in FL!

  211. Sharon Williamson

    I am stamping this weekend. Besides, it’s too cold here to camp. lol Thanks for a chance to win this amazing blog candy. Happy Memorial Day!

  212. It used to be my anniversary. Now it’s spent with family. My favorite thing is eating. Haha. A good cooking dogs, hamburgers. Not sure if that’s in the cards this weekend due to health reasons but we’ll have to wait & see. Thankful for those who serve/served. Praying you have a good holiday.

  213. Barbara Walters

    Hi Mary, Thank you for everything you do. I am always inspired. I am working Sat and Sunday but will have Monday off. BBQ day. Will call son who is in the Air Force. Have a great weekend.

  214. Campgrounds are way too crowded this weekend. I would rather stay home and play in my stamp room and let my sweet hubby pamper me by being a barbecue chef. He can cook the yummiest steaks!

  215. Family pictures and a cookout if the rain holds out.

  216. I have along list of “to do’s” and then a longer list of “really want to do’s”!! I hope to combine both and be both productive and creative!
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  217. I am stamping the weekend away while hubby puts together a gazebo and grill! I’m sure I’ll be making burgers too! Thanks for a fantastic chance to win a great prize package.
    [email protected]

  218. It is a rainy weekend here so I will be staying in, making cards in the rubber room, and maybe getting some knitting done.

  219. Sherry Borney

    Just loving the weekend to begin summer is here! Camping is my favorite activity with my daughters family. My granddaughter is the delight of the time together, at three years old. We take hikes, stop along the rivers to play in the water, and I love the family time around the campfire and sharing stories of those that have passed on before us. My husband and family all served in the military, so appreciative of them and thankful of their service to our country! Of course, all this summed up with pictures and journaling to scrapbook next week-end is the memories part!

  220. Dorothy Surbaugh

    remembering those that have given their lives so that we can be free!

  221. My favorite thing to do is…..relaxixing outside by the pool with my IPAD and watching a lot of your 1 minute to Wow videos. You have been so helpful giving me ideas. I will be going to 2 graduation open houses. The weather stinks in Indiana. Very cloudy and cold. Is it really MAY? Don’t forget to watch the Indianapolis 500.

  222. Barbara Davidson

    Planning on staying home and enjoying my weekend with my hubby and critters. I think a BBQ is in the works as well as working on organizing my craft room. Trying to figure out what I need to order. Hmmmm???? Everyone enjoy your weekend. Happy Memorial Day!!!!!

  223. Tammy Fletcher

    LOve having the family over for a campfire and a cook out…also love the quiet time I spend at the cemetary..reflection is a good thing. Would LOVE some candy!! Thanks Mary

  224. I have a BBQ planned just for my husband and I. Hope the weather warms up, been cold last couple of days.

  225. We are going to the NCAA Div 3 World Series Baseball games

  226. I prefer to have the best of both worlds; stamping and spending time with Family. Because of the location of my craft room, I am able to be in my own area, yet still have access to family.

    First off, I would like to tell you that your penmanship is absolutely beautiful! I like the way you colored your card with the Copics. To answer your question, I am celebrating Memorial day by creating cards to send to our troops. All of the stamp set’s are absolutely wonderful!

    ~Shawnie B.
    [email protected]

  227. I will be spending the weekend making cards with my granddaughter and barbecuing for my family. Have a great weekend.

  228. Hi Mary, I love all of your tutorials. You have given me so many great ideas! I’ll be using some this weekend to do some Stampin’!

  229. Melissa Schaefer

    A little pampering for this weekend as I just finished a busy week at work. Hopefully a little card making as I rest up for MTW at the hospital, Memorial Day is a work holiday for me as a hospital never closes.

  230. This Memorial Day will be spent crafting with two of my grand daughters. They have grown up Stamping with me and are quite good and getting even better.
    Thank you Mary for your continued inspiration you are a “go to” blog for me.

  231. Normally I’d love to spend Memorial Day Weekend crafting and spending time with family at a big BBQ. Howevery this year, I’m throwing a baby shower for a friend and packing for vacation. Thanks for the fun candy!!!

  232. It used to be my anniversary. Now it’s spent with family. My favorite thing is eating. Haha. A good cooking dogs, hamburgers. Not sure if that’s in the cards this weekend due to health reasons but we’ll have to wait & see. Thankful for those who serve/served. Praying you have a good holiday.

  233. I’ll be stamping and crafting…at least until I start feeling guilty about not getting “real” work done.

  234. Madeleine Menke

    Family get together next weekend for Grandson’s graduation. This long weekend, stampin!!!!!!

  235. Staying home and starting preparations for my son’s graduation from 8th grade in 2 weeks! Finishing my handmade invites for his party, favor boxes for the class dinner dance, and making tomato sauce and cookies ahead of time!

  236. We will be heading to the lake every day to start the summer long process of picnicking & catching trout for the freezer! I love how relaxing that is “almost” as much as I love stamping! Thanks so much for the Blog Candy opportunity to come home and stamp with something new!:)

  237. Love to spend the first big weekend of the summer relaxing with family and friends enjoying Bar-B-Q! Any free time I might have will be trying some of the great WOW ideas you give us here on your blog. What an incredible array of terrific products you are giving away this weekend – thanks for the chance to win them, but also for all you do, Mary!!

  238. I am on the road to our summer getaway ( from the heat in Green Valley,AZ) for a few months to be with family.we have retired &,moved to AZ . The car is packed to,the ceiling..and I managed to sneak in a few stamping materials . Love your daily emails Mary & great ideas.
    Have a great weekend .

  239. It will definitely be a crafting weekend as it is supposed to RAIN all three days. Yikes. Love your cards, Mary.

  240. My favorite thing to do is stay home with the extra day to do things I don’t have time fore during a regular work week. Sometimes it’s household chores, sometimes it’s something fun.

  241. Visiting daughter and family in San Antonio where it is training! Wonderful because rain is rare here! Love the blog candy!

  242. Lots going on this weekend for us. First up a scenic drive to a craft show (lots of ideas, I hope) and then we will grill and there might even be a movie or minor league baseball game thrown in on Monday.
    Thank you to all service men and women who, through the years and through their sacrifice, have made it possible for us to enjoy these freedoms. You are not forgotten!

  243. We participate at a memorial service at our local cemetery. U.S., Canadian & Indian representatives will be there to honor the fallen & their sacrifice.

  244. Getting together for time with my family is most enjoyable on Memorial Day. Also, looking forward to getting some birthday cards completed and some craft room organization done this weekend.

  245. I will be home relaxing with my hubby and doing some card making, too!

  246. Debbie Michael

    I hope to stamp with my 8 year old granddaughter. She loves to make cards and she does it very well!

  247. We usually have my boys and family over for a BBQ and swimming. Hope to also get some cards made. Would love to win your prize. Looks lovely. Keep up the beautiful work.

  248. Hubby and I will be spending a quiet, relaxing weekend at home. He will be watching sports on TV and I will be making lots of cards. I’m sure I’ll also be doing some reading and hopefully spending some time outside if the wind lets up later. Let’s remember the reason we celebrate Memorial Day!

  249. much of the weekend will involve packing up our kitchen for a remodel project starting next week. which means my stamp room will have our dining room table and other items in it, hopefully I will still be able to stamp around the clutter… thanks for a chance to win the great candy!

  250. Sheryl Diemer

    I like to have all my family over for a picnic and cook out. This year, however, we’re in Colorado visiting my son and his family and going to the Denver Zoo with our grandchildren!

  251. Love your blog candy give a ways. Have a good Memorial Day.

  252. Mass on Monday morning at our National Cemetary. Watch parade with family & life time friends. BBQ’s all over town. All the while remembering our heroes that gave their all for us.

  253. I’ll be decorating golf themed sugar cookies for an upcoming banquet for our schools girls golf team 🙂

  254. Stamping! Especially since it is raining. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  255. Every Memorial Day weekend we gather with my husband’s family. They have a golf tournament (in his dad’s memory) and then we have a cookout. Thanks for a chance for some great “candy”.

  256. My fave Memorial Day activity is taking a hike with my family! The weather is usually cool and just right here in Indiana, and the waterfalls near us are full from all the rain!
    Have a good one, and as always, keeping my fingers crossed to win all this great stuff!

  257. Mary, Not sure if my first comment went through, so here I go again…Spending Memorial Day with good friends…boat ride on the lake, barbecue and lots of good conversation and laughs.


  258. It has too be the first pool party and BBQ of the season – friends and laughter mixed well.

  259. We did our camping early, got back Thursday. So I am planning to work in some stamping! Thanks for the chance to win!

  260. Having an extra day off means time to get caught up on things around the house and maybe plant a few flowers outside. Thanks for your great ideas and a chance to win some wonderful stamping supplies.

  261. Hi Mary, thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies! This weekend I’m looking forward to spending some time doing my new hobby of hiking. I so love the outdoors and the fresh air. Hope you have a great weekend!

  262. stamping, cleaning and online shopping!

  263. My plans for this weekend… Saturday (weather permitting) I plan to do yard work and planning flowers. Sunday is my hobby day and I will be scrapbooking, Monday is still open… maybe flowers at cemeteries… and just stuff around the house… I hope you have a good weekend too!

  264. Teri in So CA

    Ice Hockey tournament all weekend…Go CA Heat…I (heart) my goalie grandson. Golfing…yes, Mary, you just might be bitten by the golfin’ bug…it has me. I do most of my crafting after sunset now…but love it. Teri in So CA

  265. Corinne Smith

    I wish we were going camping……like we us to when our kids were still home. I won’t miss it this year as much because it will be cold and rainy. So I’m going to clean and spend some time stamping. Thank you. Mary for being such a great demonstrator and inspiring my creativity!

  266. Jacki Heffele

    Hi Mary,

    I will be stamping and making a scrapbook for this Memorial Day Weekend … Thanks for the opportunity to win some of you blog candy.


  267. Staying home and cleaning, yard work and most of all a little scrapping and stamping with some new Stampin’ Up products. Yay for long weekends.

  268. I’ll be rushing to get yardwork completed before the rain and packing to leave in order to help my friend who’s having surgery.

  269. Kristen Evenson

    Normally it’s camping . . .but as the weather is yucky, I will be stamping with some friends.

  270. We are having 30 people over for swimming and a barbque! Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!!!

  271. Our plans were foiled by the bridge collapse, so I will stay home, relax and make a few cards. Thanks for the chance at some goodies.

  272. Pampered yesterday for my bday, yard work today, and shopping tomorrow with a little cookout on Monday! I love a long holiday weekend. Thanks Mary…just typing this makes me smile!

  273. Stampin and Chillin…favorite thing to do. Thanks for the opportunity to win so many goodies.

  274. Lovin’ your site.
    I’m going to sit on my screened porch and enjoy life.

  275. Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful stamp set! My favorite thing to do is stay home and putter around. Stamp, make delicious food, plant some flowers. Whatever I WANT to do at the time. Thanks to all our service members who make/made that a possibility.

  276. My family and I like to relax at our farm by the river and be thankful for all the service people for their good work. That includes my marine son that served in Iraq during the first war. God bless our service people!

  277. Spending time with family and reorganizing my stamp room to gear up for convention swaps!!

  278. Hope Mitchell

    Picnicking with my out-of-town grandson and daughter-in-law. Don’t see them often so it’s a treat. We’ll watch the community parade, hike, have our picnic, go for ice cream and enjoy each other. Life doesn’t get better!

  279. Glenda Lehrmann

    I like to be with family or friends on Memorial Day.
    This weekend I plan to craft as I wash clothes (lol).

  280. I’ll be working this week-end. I can’t think of anything sweeter than winning the blog candy!

  281. My favorite thing on Memorial Day (and all days! Ha!) is to make cards, take a nap, and eat out at a good restaurant! I love Stampin’ Up products and own quite a lot that I use continually. Thanks Mary Fish for this blog, love your inspiration!

  282. I am for sure stamping this holiday weekend! Can’t wait to get into my craft room and hide away for awhile…… cards and scrap pages on my list… : )


  283. Carole Doolittle

    Celebrating with friends and family. Our kids and Grandkids are coming down to San Diego for a visit and that makes this weekend very special. Hope you have a great weekend. Th Thaanks for your dedicaton to this blog. I look forward to viewing it each day.

  284. You are so generous Mary. I had to leave a comment because of your generosity. BTW I like to do “nothing” on my holiday weekend!

  285. Hi mary,
    I will be stamping almost all weekend 🙂 then we will cookout monday. this is one of my favoite holidays because I know summer is right around the corner. My absulute favorite season .

  286. As a teacher, Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a weekend of report cards and cumulative file folders to fill out. This has been a “tradition” for 25 years. Oh, my “breaks” consist of going outside to do some yard maintenance. Good for stress release. 🙂 In the back of my mind, I know that this too shall pass and I will soon have time to stamp again! Blessings and God Bless America and all who have sacrificed so much others.

  287. My favorite thing to do on weekends is to spend time with our children but with both of them in the Military this weekend (as all others) will be spent with friends and thanking our Veteran’s and Active Duty personal for their service to our wonderful country and praying for all those who lost their lives defending our FREEDOM! God Bless America!

  288. Well, the honey-do-list is endless but I’d rather spent the memorial day week in my craft room. Blessings!

  289. I love extra time with my family. Thank you for all your ideas and tips!

  290. My family always takes the time to set some quiet time aside to thank the soldiers that gave their lives so we can do all these wonderful things. I try to instill this in my daughter so she grows up to be grateful for living here.

  291. Swimming! When I was a kid we lived at a lake and Memorial Day weekend was the first time we were allowed to get in the water! Now it’s baseball with my 9 year old!!

  292. My favorite thing is to hang out & have a fun bbq & summer food & hopefully enjoy some nice sunny weather.

  293. AAhhhh I have fond memories of camping with friends Memorial Day weekend, but this year I will be stamping away as I catch up on some cards and celebrate with family and friends as we honor and remember those who serve our country.

  294. Angela Hartley

    Our neighborhood pool opened up and we all love to cook out at the pool spending time with friends and family. Blessed for each day!

  295. I am going to do some stamping and scrapbooking. If the weather was nice I would go to the Lake.

  296. Sitting around waiting for our granddaughter to be born. Thanks for the chance to win.

  297. My husband and I always love to go shopping for antiques for our home. This year he is in bed with knee surgery. Will be glad when he is better and no pain.

  298. Cleaning house, stamping, and playing outside! Waiting on my step daughter’s baby so keeping all my plans very loose!

  299. Just staying home trying to get my gardening done. Maybe even get some card making done too. Thanks, for the opportunity to win your blog candy.

  300. Threse Springston

    After spending a week at my daughters helping her with some projects and taking care of my two granddaughters, I will be catching up with my sleep and just relaxing. I love to make cards so will probably be doing that as it also makes me relax. Thank you for your blog, I really enjoy it.

  301. Just staying home to get my flower gardening done for the season. Might get a chance to get a card made. Thanks, for the opportunity to win your blog candy.

  302. Linda Sperline

    Wish we were camping, but we will be watching lots of our grandson’s senior baseball games! Have a wonderful weekend!

  303. We are exploring local sites….sometimes it’s fun to see what is in our own backyard!


    Hi,my favorite thing is spending time with my family and remembering all the men who have given their lives for our great country. My husband and I are currently helping a family that he lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan due to the war.

  305. I will be working on my hand stamped Wiener Dog Reunion invitations! I love coming up with new ideas and the ability to CASE. Thank you for all the great ideas you provide us novice stampers!

  306. What a fun give-away. As for Memorial Day, we have a great time opening up the neighborhood pools and just getting together with our neighbors for fun.

  307. Catching up on sleep!

  308. Francie Schlesinger

    Of course, stamping.Espcially trying some new techniques. Unfortunately my husband broke his hip in a bicycle accident and I am spending a lot of my crafting time taking care of him.

  309. Making cards and visiting today…thanks for the chance to win some beautiful SU! Love your blog and love the products!
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and let’s all remember why we celebrate.

  310. With 3 days to myself with no work to catch up on this weekend is all about STAMPIN!

  311. I am enjoying a 3 day weekend. Hope to get some things done around the house, which will include organizing my crafting stuff and maybe some stamping. So…I would call that pampering since I don’t have to be anywhere and can do what i want to do. Thanks for sharing the awesome blog candy!

  312. Hi mary,
    I will be stamping all weekend, then we will cookout on monday. This is one of my favorite holidays because I know summer is here, my absolute favorite time of the year.

  313. Definitely stamping! We generally have rain every Memorial Day. We will go to the cemetery and leave flowers at my mom’s site though. First time.

  314. We’re watching the races in Charlotte all weekend!!! So, no stamping for me — stsmpin’ time will have to wait until baseball slows down or it rains! But then, that’s when the housework gets done! There are just not enough hours in the day to squeeze in stamping sometmes! I was able to drool over the catalog during the 9 hour trip, though, and start my wish list! Mary, thanks for your continued inspiration and the chance to win some awesome blog candy!!!! Have a great Memorial day weekend!!!

  315. Spending time with family. Making memories. Cookout. Taking picture to capture.

  316. Bonnie Ellsworth

    The Boy Scout Memorial Day breakfast.

  317. Raining here on the northeast otherewise we would be picnicing. of course there is always a bright red tablecloth on the living room floor.

  318. I am NOT camping – it’s raining here in Iowa. I AM stamping – making graduation cards. I am pampering – after graduation, hubby and I will just enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for the chance to win this “candy”. Love your website!

  319. Our family travels Memorial Weekend to see family states away. Together we celebrate the living (sister in law with stage 4 ovarian cancer) and remember the ones lost serving our country and other that have preceeded us in death We decorate their graves and eat lots of food. Memorial Day means strangthening our family bond.

  320. Growing up in Kentucky we would always visit our family’s graves, plant flowers and clean the area out of respect for those who had passed.

    Now we live in Moore, OK I am hoping to spend the weekend working on cards for those who lost homes, just a way to show them they are not forgotten through this disaster. We are fortunate to have our lives and our home. My hubby who is active duty Air Force has been helping salvage things at one of his deployed troop?s home. We are thanking God that the tornado didn?t hit my sons? school, since we were all in the building, except my hubby who was in our shelter at our home. It came very close though. Just feel very blessed this Memorial weekend, knowing I have a place to rest my head and 3 sons to hug and a wonderful husband who is trying to help the best he can. I wish I could help more, but being at home with 3 small boys makes that a little hard.

    Mary, thank you for all your wonderful creative ideas. I think you are very sweet! I love the wow tutorials! Thanks for everything! Blessings and Happy Stamping!

  321. I will be making hand stamped Wiener Dog Reunion invitations (over 100) for our picnic the end of August. I love the idea of CASEing and you provide us such awesome opportunities to branch off our creativity. Thanks for the many WOW videos, too!

  322. Staying home and doing what I want, which is trying to get some organizing done and cleaning. May head to my LSS as they are having a few surprises for the weekend. So I would call that pampering because I get to stay home and work on what I want.

  323. We’re doing such a variety of things it’s crazy!! We’re doing some yard work, then dropping the kids off at a birthday party, then going to a funeral for my Grandma….and that’s all on Saturday. Then Sunday, we are doing more yard work, then having a family cook out. And finally, on Monday, we are taking the kids to see a movie they are dying to see. It’s gonna be a long, crazy weekend!!

  324. This year, Memorial Day weekend is all about stamping! Thanks for the inspiration + fabulous blog candy opportunity. (I hope I win!)

  325. I love your color combo of Bermuda Bay and Summer Starfruit. Also, the Pear Pizzazz. I am getting excited about the new colors and the possibilities for creations with them.

  326. Normally it spent in the mountians visiting family, sitting around a campfire. This year it will be spent doing lots of crafting and friends and BBqing!

  327. I like to celebrate Memorail Day and the beginning of summer by having a family cook out and celebrating my daughter’s birthday on the 27th.

  328. This year my 18 year old granddaughter (from MN) is spending 2 weeks with me (AZ) to work on a school project! I can honestly say it will be a Memorial Day like no other in a looong time. Those little notes are too cute! Thanks for all your inspiration and great blog candy giveaways. I know they make whoever wins them very happy. Maybe it will be me this time.

  329. Most likely I will spend this weekend stamping and organizing my stamp room in preparation for all the new things we can order next week! Thanks for such a great blog candy offering…love those 3×3 cards!

  330. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to go hiking with family, and to remember those who made my freedom possible. Thank you for your wonderful card ideas. They help me make projects for my youth volunteer activities. You are an artist!

  331. In my stamp room this week-end, need to make some “Thinking of You” cards!

  332. Yard work & spending time with family…and shopping for those great Memorial Day sales!

  333. Just staying home and tskong it easy. Too many crazy drivers on the road.

  334. Heading out to a graduation party and relaxing with friends.

  335. Staying home pampering my hubby, who’s not feeling so good….:(. Enjoy the weekend.

  336. This weekend we will be spending time with family and friends at graduation open house parties! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  337. Glad to be off work for a few days and relax with my family. Your great ideas inspire me to get some stampin time in. Thankful for those who died protecting my freedoms.

  338. Mary, this looks like such fun blog candy! Would be great to win. I’m new to your great inspirations and love all that you do. Getting yards and gardens ready is the plan for this weekend. Also, going to a Memorial Day service to remember all the veterans did for our country to keep us safe and FREE. Have a great weekend yourself.

  339. Love spending time with my family on Memorial Day. So many families gave up so much to serve our country. We enjoy preparing a large meal including BBQ and other family favorite dishes.

  340. Mary,
    My favorite activity is stamping, of course. Also, a few cookouts sprinkled in. Wish our weather was going to be warmer!

    Thanks for your wonderful blog!


  341. Carol Carriveau

    How very nice of you Mary and what a great selection of goodies! Even though I retired about a year and a half ago, I still enjoy long weekends…guess they are embedded in my head! We enjoy staying at home on these long weekends and catching a movie and generally relaxing…and hopefully some time at my craft table!

  342. I love your blog spot with all the tutorials and ideas!! We love to go camping with the family during the Memorial Day weekend. I lost my husband just a year and a half ago so I am staying home this weekend to work in the yard and made cards.

  343. Doing some late spring cleaning at our cottage in Wisconsin, hoping it gets warmer out soon!

  344. Mary - Ann Schulze

    Usually I am outdoors planting flowers or weeding my flower gardens. Since we are having a rainy weekend, I am going to be scrapbooking and making cards. As usual I will be checking your website and “borrowing” your terrific ideas.

  345. Thanks so much for a chance to win some wonderful SU! products; you are so generous. This Memorial weekend, my favorite things to do will be boating and fishing with my husband, grilling, puttering around the house, and of course stamping.

  346. spending time with family and friends and of course having more time to craft 🙂

  347. Many plans this weekend,including the traditional family cook-out! I also plan to do some stamping! Thank you for ths chance to win the blog candy!
    Enjoy your weekend too!

  348. We will be spending the weekend with family and friends. Always go to our Memorial Day parade then out for breakfast. Have a nice weekend.

  349. Love your work!
    Putting flowers and flags on special cemetery sites, also
    We will be having a small group over for BBQ
    Thanks for the chance to win wonderful items!

  350. This weekend I am having a girlie weekend with my friend Deanna. We plan on making cards all weekend. Last time we did this we made 140 Cards. Lol! We have been friends for 37 years! You should see what we did to the living room to stamp all weekend at her place!!!

  351. Mary, First – I love your blog – so many great ideas! My favorite Memorial Day Weekend … spending time with my daughters and grandchildren. We’re hanging by the pool and enjoying the day together. AND I never forget how many men and women serve our country to keep us safe and free. Thanks so much for the fun of your Blog Candy!

  352. Mani pedi between soccer tournament games! And maybe some stamping of thank you cards for my favorite colleagues at school (I’m a teacher is this is our last week !)

  353. This will be a very busy weekend……planting our garden and cleaning up trees that fell through the winter. Also taking time to grill out with the neighbors. Lots of fun in the sun!

  354. Memorial Day weekend you’ll find us either swimming at the pool or heading to the beach. This year it’s the beach to soak up the sun. Can’t wait.

  355. Tanja Fussell

    stamping! its my resolution!

  356. Memorial Day weekend is when I usually try to ‘catch-up’ on different things including stamping.

    Sunday are celebrating our Grand daughters birthday and I need to make a different birthday card for her. I bought an outfit [plus lots more of course], but love the colors in the outfit so want to make a card to match!

    Thanks for the wonderful give-away Mary! Hope your having a great weekend also!!

  357. Valerie Martin

    OOOHHH! After a few week of gearing up for Teacher Appreciation Week for my 3 daughters (who are at 3 different school) my house looks like a paper factory exploded! No kidding! I do not have the good fortune of having a crafting room so the dining table and the coffee table and any surface that I can set thing to dry is what I have to work with. So I will be MAJOR cleaning this weekend. It would be kinda nice to relax if I get a chance though.

  358. Love your style! Thanks for your inspiration and chance to win some of these terrific products.

  359. Love these little cards! Ill be stamping this weekend-woohoo! Thanks for the chance to win!

  360. My sister and I are going to a professional baseball game along with her daughter who just graduated from high school. My sister’s 19 year old son died last year but played baseball while growing up. Our father has been dead since 1975, but he listened to games on his transistor radio after losing his sight. We thought the best way to honor them was to see a game which they both loved.

  361. Nicole Wellensiek

    This year we are laying low and staying home. We will probably knock a couple little projects at home and hopefully I can squeeze in some stamping time! Enjoy your weekend!

  362. We will enjoy family time and maybe get a few “chores” done. Looking forward to my daughter’s two solos in church Sunday, and a patio picnic planned for Monday. We hope for nice weather! Thanks for the chance to win some SU product.

  363. My birthday sometimes falls on Memorial Day (May 29th), so my favorite Memorial Day Weekend activity is spending time with my family and enjoying a little pampering from my hubby. He usually makes me a yummy dinner and chocolate mousse cake!

  364. Will be relaxing and spending time with family! It is rainy in New England this weekend so plenty of time for stamping! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Blog Candy!
    Enjoy the weekend.

  365. Hanging out with family we don’t get to see very often is always a delight – especially on Memorial weekend!

  366. Spending time with family and relaxing. We live near a national cemetery, and we plan to drive through on Monday to remember our heroes. P.S. I love your blog!

  367. Celebrating my daughter’s birthday on Saturday with her and my granddaughter, then spending Sunday and Monday relaxing and stamping. Thanks for the nice blog candy.

  368. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy Mary! It’s cook out time! and hopefully some time to make cards to trade at convention! I visit your blog EVERY day!

  369. Debbie miller

    My favorite memorial day event is spending time with family and friends!

  370. Hi Mary, this is a great day for me as my youngest daughter and grand kids will spend the weekend at my house, and go together to see my Mom who is in her last days. They haven’t seen her for a couple of years and even though she won’t know us we will be standing by!
    Thanks for the chance of goodies!

  371. Michelle Silva

    My favorite thing to do is to stay at home with my family, enjoy my husband and kids. Then we have a outside party. I love decorating for that!

  372. My favorite thing to do is to go out with my daughter and ride our horses. But it’s pouring here so the only natural alternative is a full day of stamping!!!

  373. Stamping for me this Memorial Day. Thank you for
    all the neat ideas they should keep busy. 🙂

  374. Favorite activity for Memorial weekend…first, I’m thankful for the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The freedom they fought for allows me to pursue my passion of crafting. I am making a wedding card today for a cousin who is getting married this evening in our beautiful town of Charleston, SC. The weather is AMAZING today (not humid or unbearably hot!)! I will have the opportunity to visit with family that lives out of town, and catch up with all of their children, work, etc. GREAT WEEKEND!!! Grateful is what I am! <3

  375. We BBQ every year with friends and hang out by the pool for some great fellowship.

  376. My plan was to work in the yard and garden, but we are having rain. Can’t complain, though, because we are in a severe drought area. That means I can stamp and sew. Yippee! Thanks for offering the great prize.

  377. We are having my Granddaughter’s 12th birthday party !! Family, friends, great food, the pool and beautiful sunny weather~~ should be perfect !! Thanks for a chance for Blog Candy. I love the stamp set!!

  378. I will be going to the cemetery.

  379. A little big of stampin and lots of friends and family

  380. Denise Heredia

    My favorite thing to do over Memorial Day Weekend is go camping.(the first social networking). And I may do a little stamping too! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Happy & Safe Memorial Day to all!!

  381. My favorite activity over Memorial Day weekend is time off at home. We barbecue, visit with family and friends and catch up on all the work in the garden.

  382. Camping all the way for our family. Although I would totally take a stamping weekend too!

  383. I spend my Memorial Day weekend remembering my Dad and all of his brothers that served in WWII and have died. I made “thank you” cards for my daughter and son who also are in the Armed Forces.

  384. We will be going to a picnic to celebrate a friend’s 86th birthday! Yea!! Enjoy your holiday Mary.

  385. Will be going to a baseball game and hanging around with the family. Thanks for the chance to win.

  386. Staying one and avoiding the traffic! Gives me time to craft. I love getting my creative juices going! And you always have something to jump start me. Thanks!

  387. Staying home planting flowers, decorating a graduation banner, watching races, flying our American flag and remembering those who have served and died for my freedom.

  388. Relaxing and stamping! The two go together for me! Remembering those who gave their lives so I am able to chose.

  389. Those are all great options for enjoying the family time over the Memorial Day holiday, but I plan to play catch up in my garden and take advantage of all this ALabama sunshine to pamper my new veggie sprouts! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies, and for the years of creative inspiration. You’re the BEST!

  390. I love to BBQ and spend time with family on holiday weekends… Oh and try to stay cool in this ridiculous heat. 🙂

  391. Definitely NOT camping…pampering my self with some stamping time…YES. Love your blog.

  392. Annie Dohrman

    I am staying home and celebrating my son’s 20th birthday. He was born on the 28th of May. We are having a mustache themed party – I think we will have a lot of fun!

  393. Memorial Day Weekend always happens just before June 1st which is the deadline for planting grass in the Farm Service Agency program, so my husband will be busy all weekend planting grass for others.
    WHICH leaves me LOTS of stamping time! Ah, shucks!

  394. Awesome – thank you for the chance to enter. What I love about Memorial Day is being able to sleep in and not rush the girls off to school. We can all play in my stamp room and come up with some creative ideas.

  395. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is go the our local parade and honor our veterans. Then relax and enjoy whatever happens next.

  396. We’re celebrating a graduation here and rearranging rooms in the house. Hopefully I’ll get a few good hours of stamping in. I’ve got a couple of stamping parties coming up that I need to create cards for.

  397. Thanking all the men and women past and present who are and who have served our Country for our Freedom. Spending time with Family <3

  398. Thanking all the men and women past and present who are and who have served our Country for our Freedom. Spending time with Family <3

  399. Thanking all the men and women past and present who are and who have served our Country for our Freedom. Spending time with Family <3

  400. I’m crafting this weekend :)!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  401. Cristy Gammon

    My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to have a fish fry with friends down by the river and swim.
    Thanks for offering such great blog candy!

  402. Being with family & close friends, just hanging out, bar b q, playing games, listening to the kids chatter, all of us, even the kids singing to our fav songs! That’s my Memorial Day! At Rockaway Beach in Oregon, still laying in bed listening to the Ocean…..aww…Thank You Mary for a chance to win some blog candy. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  403. Jennifer Arent

    Most definitely STAMPING!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  404. This Memorial day weekend will be spent working on a project for my mother, along with catching up on things around my own home. I would LOVE to be stamping since I’m far behind in my cardmaking! My plans are to make some cards this coming week. Thank you for the chance to win your generous blog candy! Wishing you a relaxing weekend!

  405. Just hang out with the family on the low country marshes of Wadmalaw Island, SC.

  406. My favorite thing to do is spending time with my family, so I will be trying to do that very thing. Also, am trying to get some cleaning done, ugh!! Thanks for offering the blog candy.

  407. Phyllis Freese

    No crafting for me this weekend, as we’re visiting my daughter who lives near Pensacola, FL. We’ll be on the beach this weekend.

  408. This weekend I’ll be…
    Cleaning…inside and out
    Stamping…time to finish that commissioned project
    Sewing…with my Mom ?
    Thinking of our Servicemen & Servicewomen
    Praying for those that are out to return home safely
    Remembering those who have passed on
    Lighting a candle in their memory
    Loving…my family and friends
    Enjoy your weekend!

  409. Hi Mary! My favorite activity is getting together with my children and grandchildren and spending the day together! We laugh and play and take tons of pictures! What could be better!

  410. Hi Mary,
    I love going to the beach and playing beach tennis!
    Love your blog!

  411. Stamping AND pampering. I have some thank you cards that need finishing and then its off to get the first pedi of the summer.

  412. Love to spend time with family and friends. Always, always pray for the men and women who fight for our country so that we may enjoy freedom. God bless America!

  413. My favorite thing ot do is spend time with family and friends, so with an ordination, my godson’s school play and being tour guide to out-of-town guests that’s exactly how I’ll get to spend the weekend!

  414. Memorial day means visiting the graves of soldiers for me. However this holiday we r out of state getting our son ready to start college Tuesday.

  415. If I had my choice, I would be camping. But I will go with my second option stamping and getting some manly cards done. They are so much harder to do for some reason.

  416. Leslie Gipson

    I will definitely be in my studio stamping ?

  417. I’d say that stamping is where my heart is, but since it’s my weekend off it’s date weekend with DH. We are making peirogis today and baking cookies tomorrow. We’re fitting in a 5K walk and a movie too.

  418. Chris R. from Iowa

    We have rain not that I would go camping. I need two sympathy cards so will be stamping a little at least. Actually, sleeping or snoozing will be big on my list. We need to go decorate graves though. Wow, what great blog candy!

  419. Oh My Goodness – what a lovely array of goodies! Would love to win 🙂 Thanks for the chance at this sweet blog candy! I spend most Memorial day weekend relaxing – whether that means crafting or hanging with my hubby (our wedding anniversary is over Memorial weekend). It’s always a great weekend, no matter what our plans end up being!

  420. No grand plans except playing with the grandbubbies, buying another table for my stamping area, grilling dinner and, hopefully, winning your blog candy! LOL! Mary, I don’t know how you do it every day but I am glad you do! I will also be thinking of an uncle and others who died defending our country. I am able to enjoy this start-of-summer weekend because of their service, and I am grateful.

  421. We are finishing up our yard mini makeover. Not how I want to spend the weekend but it needs to get finished. This is weekend three of work. Hopefully I’ll make a card or two and a scrap page. Maybe the movies and of course BBQ.

  422. This weekend we are finishing our mini yard makeover. This make weekend number three so I am so ready for it to be done!

  423. My favorite activity for this weekend? Crafting of course! I’m going to make some cards and hopefully get to organize pictures for scrapbooking!

  424. Memorial Day weekend gives me extra time to walk in the park with my daughter and spend more time at my craft table making beautiful cards. Thank you for all your clever card ideas.

  425. Working in the yard and flower beds with my husband. Will get together with our kids and grandkids for barbeque and family fun too. Maybe squeeze in some stamping and quilting if I am lucky!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend also!

  426. I will be stamping and hanging out with my family. Thanks for sharing fresh ideas each day!

  427. Grilling hamburgers with the family.

  428. patti moffett

    Our town has a parade led by the high school band and a service at the center of town where there is a memorial commemorating all those who have given their lives in war so that we may be is a time to remember our servicemen and women and what they continue to do for us all…
    patti moffett

  429. Patricia Swagler

    Hopefully this will go through as I my first post didn’t. I will be stamping this weekend as I have two scrapbooks and several cards I need to get done. I love visiting your blog as I always seem to get great ideas. We are also having a cookout on Monday with some friends. Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

  430. Taking a walk on the beach with my husband is my favorite holiday activity!
    I’m looking forward to seeing the new Catalog!

  431. I will spend Memorial Day being care giver for my friend who just had a transplant and being thankful for this great country.

  432. I’m a teacher and Memorial Day weekend is when my summer fever really begins! My family and I usually go to our camp in northern Maine a relax and go four-wheeling.Your card ideas and your dedication to posting something daily is inspiring to me and I’ve made many of your cards.

  433. Getting together with family and friends. Will be MDS scrap booking today, and enjoying our beautiful sunny day.

  434. My NEW favorite time is spending by the pool and spending time with my hubby. This is our first time having a pool so we are sharing it with friends. We are in Tucson, AZ and all our family is back east. But the fun with friends is also amazing. Cooking out, playing pool volley ball, kiddy pool for the young ones, and relaxation for my hubby, Three day weekend for him and so he deserves all the fun and relaxing. I love you sweetie….

  435. Adriana Hauser

    Report cards! Not fun but been busy in meetings planning for next year new common core teaching standards that will finally put most of our states on the same teaching level.

  436. Robyn Polinsky

    Spending the weekend with family and friends. Hopefully there will be time for shopping and crafting as well! 🙂

  437. I plan to relax and maybe get some stamping in! Thanks for the opportunity to win so many products.

  438. Wow, over 400 comments. Awesome. I just have to enter, love that set.
    We moved here just over 3 yrs ago, and our friends usually have a BBQ for memorial day, I love that, it’s gets pretty big is is such a nice time.

  439. After recently welcoming a new baby, stamping doesn’t come as often as I’d like. But my husband is off for a four day weekend so I’m taking advantage of some time for stamping AND pampering!!

  440. Going for a boat ride in a lake near me. Hope we have good weather. Thank you for a chance to win some wonderful blog candy. Happy Memorial Day to you!

  441. This year goal it to finish a scrap page in between getting my house together( weekend is to catch up cleaning house ugh….)

  442. Im working today but going to be stamping the night away! I’ve got multiple projects in the works so Im hoping to get them complete! Thanks for the chance to win some new products!

  443. Spending time with the family remembering the past and all the stories. also catching up on some serious R&R

  444. I’ll be gardening this weekend, provided that it doesn’t snow! After I get too tired to get up and down planting, I’ll go inside and get inky fingers!!!

  445. Spending most of the weekend stamping and assembling graduation decorations for you my youngest daughter’s graduation party. Monday, my husband and I will be picnicking in park with our oldest daughter and two grandsons.

  446. Hi Mary, love your blog!! For many years we used to do a Memorial Day Program for our vets in our hometown and we would be joined by the Canadian veterans also. During the program there would be a slide show honor roll of all the Vets that had passed away whether in battle or not. It was just a beautiful. This year will just be relaxing and hopefully stamping. Thank you for a chance to win!!

  447. Lucinda Carmichael

    Hubby and I are both retired Air Force, so we host the family BBQ. Love getting the family together as it keeps growing (2 new babies in the past 6 months). We are truly blessed.

  448. Going to our very, very simple cabin, with an emergency stampin kit in case of bad weather.

  449. Going to the mountaines in Eastern Washington – staying in a bavarian communiuty called Leavenworth. They even play the alp horns at Xmastime and for special events. Feel like we are in Switzerland or Austria. Have the grand kids – lots of fun. Doing some hiking, biking, swimming, whatever we can do outside. Thanks for all you do for your stamping friends.

  450. This month has been stressful, personally and professionally, so I am looking forward to relaxing this 3-day weekend. I met an old friend for coffee this morning and plan to get together with my parents later. I have been reorganizing my stamp room since December and hope to get in there this weekend and finish so I can actually stamp. Thank you for sharing your creativity! Happy Memorial Day!

  451. My favorite activity to do on Memorial Day is to sit outside, grab a glass of wine, take my stampin up catalog and scour it for ideas to do over the summer. What a great way to sit back and relax!

  452. We are going to a cookout Monday but I will be stamping the rest of the long weekend, woohoo!

  453. Memorial Day Weekend is a time for me to reflect on our service people who have given so much. Love to see the little flags flying when I go to put flowers on my husband’s, father’s and brother-in-laws graves. Two of them served and came home after WWII to live long lives. So grateful.

  454. I have the whole weekend to get flowers planted, lawn mowed and garden beds cleaned out. When that is done, down to my craft room I will go to play with my New Stampin Up supplies!

  455. While I love all 3 of your options, I am just hanging out with my family and will be joining the extended family for a cookout. Everything is more fun with family!!!! Thanks for the chance to win the candy. Have a great weekend!!!!

  456. Stephanie Jager

    Grilling with family used to be my favorite Memorial Day activity. Since our anniversary falls near Memorial Day each year (in fact, this year it IS Memorial Day) we are going on a cruise to celebrate!

  457. Stephanie Jager

    My favorite thing to do Memorial Day was to grill with family but now we live quite a distance from them. Since our anniversary is always around Memorial Day (and this year it IS on Memorial Day), we are taking a cruise to celebrate.

  458. I just love your web site and all your creative ideas ! I would love to win this candy give away and thank you for offering it !!

  459. My fav activity is hanging with my family & the beach!

  460. Hi Mary! I love to bbq with my family! However, it’s the last weekend before school is out so I will be working on report cards with an iced coffee by my side and my husband will be cooking for me! Have a nice weekend!

  461. mary…thanks for a chance to get some wonderful blog candy! will be trying to outwit a gopher in the garden. then gathering supplies for next weekend which will be two days of card making/crafting at a creative memories national scrapbooking day celebration. thanks to all those brave veterans who we honor this weekend!!

  462. We will be staying home and I am going to be making some cards and maybe a layout.
    Happy a Blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend.

  463. I will be at Lake Cumberland with my hubby and enjoying some fun time together. I will start making cards when we get home. Have a great weekend!

  464. Trying to stay warm… cold and rainy.Since my garden can’t go in, guess it will be a stampin weekend.

  465. Bernadette Veneski

    Celebrating today at a pool party with friends, but tomorrow is my favorite kind of party – will spend the day with hubby, daughter, son-in-law & my 3 fantastic grandsons!!!!!

  466. I am definitely stamping!!!!

  467. Cleaned today so I can craft the next two days. I have a May and June art journal calendar page to do. I am so behind on this challenge. Love to win such nice blog candy.

  468. We enjoy going to the parade where I grew up. Then I plan on making some cards! 🙂

  469. My favorite activity is smelling the hot dogs and hamburgers grilling. I like getting together with family and friends too. Those designer brads are to die for…here’s hoping I win. Happy Memorial Day to you my friend. Hugs.

  470. Need to do some stamping! I’ll camp in my stamp room!! Thank you for the chance to win some AWESOME blog candy Mary!

  471. Our Family doesn’t really have a Traditional Memorial Family thing… But this Memorial Day my husband and son decided to go Camping. Which is a treat for me to just hang out at home and make cards.. 😀

    Thanks for the chance to WIN Blog Candy.

    Carey E.
    [email protected]

  472. Sherrie Gross

    Hanging out at home. Just relaxing and stamping. I would love to win the blog candy. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  473. Heading to the Indy 500. Varoom Varoom!!!!

  474. Katie Marshall

    What an awesome giveaway!!!!! Happy Memorial Day 🙂

  475. Years ago this was the week-end that we opened our lake cottage for the summer. Now it’s a time for all of those good memories. I love that transition to the summer slower pace! Time in my studio is a priority.
    Also time to remember those who have served our country so well.

  476. Driving home from great Las Vegas get-away. Managed to fit some stamping in! Watching Indy 500 on Sunday…good family time!

  477. outing of some sort and cleaning thanks for the chance to win ?

  478. I’m making Badger notecards for my UW-Madison alum to use… Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White are my friends this weekend….

  479. Memorial Day always starts the BBQ season for my family and when everyone leaves I get to have some down time in my craft room. I can’t ask for better than that. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. Have a great weekend.

  480. This Memorial Day weekend is very sad for me, as my husband of 54 yrs. passed away Nov. 30th. I will be spending the day with family and celebrating great-grandaughters’ birthdays.

  481. As soon as I hit send on this comment, I’m getting to my craft table and hitting it hard this weekend. I’ve got several birthday cards to get done and who knows what else I will cook up after that! Thanks for the chance to win. I love reading your posts and seeing your videos.

  482. What could be better than three days away from the office?
    Three days of stamping!

  483. Melanie Coverston

    Stamping and family time for me! And, if it stops raining, maybe a little gardening, too!

  484. All of our families get together and bring a dish to pass around and BBQ. It is always a fun time. By the end of the day we will all have some homemade ice cream. Thank you for a chance to win your blog candy. Enjoy your blog everyday.

  485. Hi. I had a sale today of my longaberger excess and did very well. I had a box of rubber stamps to sell but forgot to putout…oh well, must have been an omen to get back and stamping again. I haven’t stamped in about a month. Hope I win,

  486. Eleanor McDougall

    staying home and planning on doing some stamping.

  487. We enjoy taking out my husbands pontoon boat and fishing at local lakes. We enjoy spending time together as a family.

  488. when my girls were still at home a trip to the beach was always a good time – this weekend I’m cleaning so I can craft next weekend 😉

  489. Finishing my granddaughter’s 1st birthday party goodies. Thanks for the great give away. Love your blog.

  490. Putting up our pool! So I’d call it pampering preparation We spend a lot of time in it all summer.

  491. I like to rest, spend time with my family (walks, bike rides) and stamp!

  492. Thanks for giving us a chance to win the special blog candy, Mary. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is to entertain our family. We live in the mountains in a resort atmosphere and enjoy taking them to the lake, miniature golfing and to a historical park where we enjoy “days of the past”, playing games, etc. I always bake special goodies and we play games.
    Diane Gil.

  493. Memorial Day is about family…and BBQ…and maybe getting in some stamping with my grandsons.

  494. I like to stay home, but head over to the mall and outlet malls for some Memorial Weekend sales. I’m going out today with my teenage son, always a fun activity !

  495. I’m sure to find time to stamp this weekend. The best combination would be Stamping AND Pampering. 🙂

  496. francie schlesinger

    The long weekend gives me a little extra time to try a new stamping technique or two. I still do all the BBQ things, but I take a little time for myself.

  497. Hi Mary,
    this weekend I will be pampering my daughter in law who just gave birth to our first grandchild….a baby girl!!! I am thrilled.
    Happy Memorial Day.

  498. I love the long holiday weekends! Walks with the dog, naps, coffee with friends, and dinner out!

  499. Every year we BBQ and it is always a a blast. Family time is always good! Thank you for all your inspiration.

  500. This is wonderful…boy, could I use this….thank you!

  501. This is a set-in-stone-exclusive-stamping holiday for me. Cook, schmook–don’t bother me today, although Honey can throw a dog on the grill for me: I will come out briefly when I get hungry!!

  502. Memorial Day weekend celebrating my niece’s 16 th birthday and my sister- in- law’s 60th birthday, family time!

  503. We gather with friends and have a BBQ. Hope you have a good Memorial Day time.

  504. Nanette Church

    stamping, camping and pampering, who says you can’t have it all!

  505. Honestly, I have never been camping. But, I would absolutely love to do all three! Everyone have a safe Memorial Day!

  506. Stamping and hot dogs on the grill. Thanks for a chance to win this incredible blog candy.

  507. Nanette Church

    Stamping, camping and pampering.

  508. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to spend time in my craft room making cards for OWH, for our service men and women. To thank them for the sacrifice they make to keep our country safe.

  509. Plan on making a few cards and enjoying the new Stampin Up Catalog that just arrived from you!

  510. We go to our family cabin for the first time after winter. Lots of fun, lots of work!

  511. Instead of creative or obligatory pursuits, I’ll be doing something different this coming Monday. I’m traveling to Arlington National Cemetery to visit my Dad, who served our country in WWII, Korea and Vietnam (and my Mother buried with him). The weather promises to be good, and it’s a beautiful place to be on such a ‘holiday’- with American flags at every tombstone.

  512. My weekend activities include catching up on cleaning and hopefully a few minutes of stamping squeezed in. Thanks for the chance to win!

  513. Well, we always went camping when growing up! I live in the mountains now with beautiful scenery all around me so I am doing my favorite thing everyday….camping! Oh, I do live in a house though..LOL and of course, what’s Memorial Day weekend w/o a barbecue and giving thanks for the wonderful country I am privileged to live in. Hope everyone stays safe and has a great long weekend! Vicki

  514. While I do wish I was camping… I’m happy to be stamping this weekend! My upcoming wedding is such a good reason for so much crafting… and what better than a long weekend to work on all of it?

  515. Now that the rain has somewhat calmed in east of the mountains in Washington State I am going to garden and plant some tomatoes. Plus enjoy a little sunshine! Enjoy your designs and blog.

  516. I’ll be taking my twins to the park and letting them run crazy and blowing off steam while I recover from strep and my husband works a 12hr shift. Lol. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Have a fun weekend. 🙂

  517. I will be going to a Memorial Day parade in the town that I grew up in. Then to the cemetary hear a friend of my daughter’s, give the address to those of us there. He has been in the PA National Guards for several years. My daughter lost a classmate/ friend this year. He was with the Navy Seals, when we come home I plan to spend time remembering those who gave the ultimate for my freedoms. I also plan to make a card for his wife and two small childern to let them know, they are not forgotten and always in my prayers! God Bless each and every service member and their families! God Bless the USA!

  518. Lisa P. Shults

    We are big “Auction Hounds” so we will be going to 3 over the 4 day weekend plus having dinner fun with family! Thanks for the give away candy and I hope to see you at Convention in July!

  519. As a retired military family, & proud Americans, we will be honoring military friends & family, past & present, in our thoughts, hearts & prayers.

    And as proud grandparents we will be preparing for our flight/trip to see our granddaughter Breanna graduate high school next week.

    As a stamper I’ll be putting the finishing touches to Bree’s graduation card & scrapbook present!

    A blessed Memorial Day to all–may God bless our Troops & Veterans & their families!

  520. Alisha Williams

    Hi Mary,

    My mom and I will be stamping! And then in the evening, my whole family will do our traditional bar b que. Looking forward to a nice day of relaxing and crafting! Thanks for always offering such fun blog give aways. You are so kind to do so many of them! And I love your 3 x 3 cards. The colors are so fun. I love checking my email each day for your latest post. I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing Mary! Have a great memorial day!

  521. Valerie Joy Kreilick

    Unfortunately, I have finals this week so they will be spent studying and preparing for them. However, I favor pampering, watching a good movie and relaxing with family – also out door picnics and time in the Nevada Sun. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

  522. Ever since I was little, we went to the Memorial Day parade and then went to the cemetary to put flowers on those in our family who were veterans from the different wars. Now, I put flags out in front of our house and look for a parade in the area to go to. Since I am no longer in my childhood state, I like to get together with my children, BBQ, and go to the Veterans Memorial in another town so that I can feel that I am honoring those who fought so hard for our freedom.

  523. Visit to Veterans Memorial Cemetery to see all the flags flying in the breeze (they put one at each grave site) and then time with family. Maybe get some time to make some cards too. Thanks for all you share!!!

  524. I like campin’ on other week-ends that aren’t holidays. So this week-end it is all stampin’

  525. Memorial day weekend is packed with activity – Farmers market, tennis, get together with friends – sharing food, laughter and fun, baseball game. I don’t foresee any time to make cards this weekend but ….
    Main goal is to make US flag with my daughters to honor individuals in military who sacrificed their life.

    Hope you have a good long weekend. Thanks for the blog candy giveaway.

  526. family, church, parade,and of course picnic with family and friends 🙂 won’t be stamping this weekend…….God Bless America!!!

  527. My family usually spends Memorial Day weekend grilling out with friends and family! We usually manage to fit in a big yard project too. : )

  528. This year the excitement is staying at home! Best wishes to all for entering into this BLOG Candy.

  529. Memorial Day is a busy weekend – we visit family, my daughter’s swim team has a pool party and our cul-de-sac has a cookout. It really seems like summer now! I also plan to get a lot of stamping in as we’ll!

  530. Hi, Mary! I will be catching up on some stamping this weekend (after biking and swimming!).

  531. Stamping and quilting — the best way to spend every day. 🙂

  532. Sadly, recouping from bronchitis, so this weekend, pampering and maybe a little stamping! Hopefully by Monday we can get the fam together for eats and some games! thanks for entering me in the drawing!

  533. Bonnie in Virginia

    I’ll be reorganizing my craft room preparing space for new items from new catalog 😉
    Thanks for chance to win such fun blog candy.

  534. We’ve always camped out for Memorial weekend until the last few years. But camping, stamping, and pampering are all my favorite things to do!!

    Thanks for being an inspiration Mary! Being a follower of yours is also one of my favorite things to do all year round!

  535. STAMPING! Always first choice. I don’t really like camping, and I will be getting pampered (massage) on Tuesday. However, I probably won’t have time to stamp this weekend. We are doing a makeover on the laundry room, because the new washer and dryer are arriving Monday! Aaauuuggghhh! gotta get back to work.

  536. Memorial Day lunch with my family. Then catching up on my card-making and watching the last three episodes of one of my favorite tv programs which hubby was nice enough to DVR for me!

  537. Hi Mary! I plan to enjoy my family and playing in my craft room!!

  538. I’m hoping to clean up my craft room today so I can stamp tomorrow and Monday!!! It’s really a mess right now. :-/

  539. I will be enjoying the weekend with family. I am hoping to get some stamping fun in this weekend too!

  540. We were going to stay home and mow the lawn, but the mower broke, so we went out to breakfast and shopping today and tomorrow it is all rest and relaxing! Monday who knows? Thanks 4 the chance!

  541. My favorite activity on Memorial Day Weekend is to go to my Dad’s cabin and craft while looking at the calm serene water. I don’t have to do chores; I just get to relax and have fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  542. An empty nester, husband on a business trip, cold and rainy out…sounds like a good time to spend crafting! Thanks for your inspiration & great blog candy opportunity!

  543. Sharon Roeder

    I’m planning on stamping Saturday & Sunday (between naps!) and on Monday we’ll go visit my parent’s graves – Dad was a veteran so will go put a flag on his grave at Jefferson Barracks (VA) cemetary. (Love your blog!)

  544. Memorial Day weekend if first and foremost for expressing gratitude to those who have served our country and preserved our freedom. After that, it’s time for my flower baskets and plantings!

  545. Wendy Goodchild

    My favorite thing to do is camp out with friends and family but this year I will be moving both of my kids into their new apartments 🙂

  546. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to relax and spend time with my family! Thanks for all you do Mary!

  547. Dianne Teslak

    My Memorial weekend will be filled with Stamping Fun. I’ll have an open house for ladies to come & stamp any cards I’ve made in the past that I had extras cut along with a few new ones with retired products. They pay for the number of cards they make. I’m also looking forward to Paper Pumkin fun> Happy Memorial Day to all of our Vets & active military, especially my husband.

  548. came home from vacation to find Stampin Up catalog in the mail. (drooling!) Now time for stamping and making a card or two!

  549. Eating, eating and more eating with cookouts with family and friends 🙂 Love your blog!

  550. Spending time with family this weekend:) Dear grandson celebrates turning 2 so we have lots of fun planned. Thank you!

  551. We’re driving to the cottage on Lake Huron to spend time with family. Hope to sit on the deck, watch the freighters go by, and play with my granddaughter.

  552. Sandy Wingate

    I plan on doing some yard work during the day and some stamping at night!! Happy Memorial Day!!

  553. Debbie Sheets

    This is always family reunion time for us. All the generations get together for pot luck dinner, stories of days past and white elephant bingo. Gives me more memories to scrapbook.

  554. My son and his finance are visiting for the weekend. Always fun to spend time with family. No stamping for me this weekend, but I’ll be back to it once they leave! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. Love your site and appreciate you sharing your talent with us.

  555. Our favorite family thing to do is to go to the parade and the family get-to-gether. Thanks for chance to win.

  556. Stamping, of course! Then pampering. I’m not much of a camping fan…have a great weekend!

  557. Sitting outside in the sun!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  558. Camping at the beach. When I was a kid and then again when my kids were little, we would always pitch our tent and camp for the weekend, enjoying the salty air. Such a great start to our summer. Thanks for such wonderful blog candy.

  559. Hubby and I escaped to our beach house in DE. we are joined by our children and 2 grand dogs. Happy to enjoy this weekend together.

  560. Saturday breakfast with a friend, Sunday Brewers
    baseball game and Monday family get together
    and cookout. Just wish the weather was warmer:)

  561. Want to do some stamping but the AC went out and it is 90 in my stamp room! I’ve been finding reasons to go to the stores. I’m really thinking about going back to Home Goods to get the really cute rug I saw last night.

  562. Marilyn Atencio

    We visit family graves during the Memorial Day weekend. Great time to remember those who passed before us.

  563. No crafting this weekend! It’s all about family time! We are headding to the lake and some picnic! ^_^

  564. Memorial Day has always been a BBQ Day! But kids are all far away this year so I plan to reward myself with card making and knitting. Thank you for the opportunity to win product. I love your 1 minute to Wow! videos and your blog. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  565. Oh my gosh…I’ve never been camping in my entire I pamper myself by staying in my craft room to create cards and oh…treat boxes to have on hand and getting acquainted with the new catty. Have a wonderful day!

  566. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to spend time with my family. We cook and eat and just enjoy spending time with each other. My mother and I will do a little crafting too. Thanks for the chance to win some stellar blog candy.

  567. Stamping on my weekend off!

  568. I wish I could be stamping but have to work….be kind to your walmart employees in honor of me!!!

  569. Sharon Robrahn

    This weekend we are home with two of our grandchildren, ages 8 (boy) and 11 (girl). Their parents’ anniversary was the 23rd, so they are on a much deserved and needed ‘get-a-way’. We were sitting around the kitchen table and they made cards for the anniversary to give to Mom and Dad when they get back.
    I was designing something masculine for a Father’s day gift for a church that we volunteer our skills to.
    Extra time with family and creating cards, what more could I want? 🙂

  570. Carrie Scaduto

    Deffinitly Stamping! We also are planning a Family BBQ if the weather holds out and all the kids are feeling well! Thanks for the awesome opportunity!

  571. Stamping with a little pampering for sure. And a movie marathon…gotta have a movie marathon. Add in time remembering the reason for the holiday and the people I’ve known who’ve given service and it’s a perfect weekend.
    When I lived closer to family we used to spend an afternoon of Memorial Day weekend at the cemetery cleaning up family graves (and their neighbors if they needed it) and sharing a picnic with grandma and grandpa. Now most of the family I shared those times with are gone themselves and I hope that their neighbors families are looking with fondness at them on a special day.

    Thanks Mary for sharing the candy and the thoughts of a fun weekend.
    Hugs and blessings.

  572. I will be stamping and crafting all week…well that is my plan 🙂 Happy Memorial Day!

  573. Family and cook-out is on our agenda. Your blog is awesome.

  574. Stamped a few mustache cards inspired by you! Recovering from a cold… laying low over the weekend. Our traveling begins next week… fun fun fun!

  575. This year is all about family and friends. We’re staying home together and we’re going to be helping friends paint their new house. A little stamping will be done too!

    Hopefully it will stop raining!!

  576. My favorite activity is a fire pit with hot dogs roasting. Hope to do it tomorrow. Thanks for the giveaway.

  577. My son’s 25th birthday celebration is this weekend….he was over in Iraq a few of his last birthdays (a Marine) so I am happy he is safely home and celebrating with us.

  578. Georgette Valliere

    I did housework all-day today, but I’m hoping to do a clear paint can, all fixed up with paper, ribbon & then filled with baby goodies for an upcoming baby shower and thinking about gearing up to do a birthday card for my mom’s birthday in a couple of weeks. This extended rainy weather (here in Maine) is perfect for this type of thing. Thanks for the blog giveaway!

  579. Just finished another school year. Spending the weekend at the in-laws cleaning their yard up after the winter and spending time with family. Looking forward to a few minutes in my craft room! Thanks!

  580. Just got back from the spa – a pedicure was in the order for some summer and sandal weather!! Definitely plan on some crafting tomorrow – thanks for all the wonderful ideas!!

  581. Connie Lambropoulos

    For Memorial Day we’ll be getting together with friends and family for a cook-out. Prior to that, I hope to have some card making time for myself! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

  582. i enjoyed being with family and having fun grilling a delicious dinner and overall good time.

  583. Went to NC to get my mother-in-law and brought her to Va for the holiday she is 94 so I will probably just hang around the house and make some cards. That will be fun Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy you have a wonderful Holiday.

  584. Spending quality time with the love of my life, relaxing, watching tv, going to the gym and shopping, thank you for the chance to win!

  585. Stephanie Pedersen

    With very little time to spare, I’m finishing some travel related to work, then returning home Sunday afternoon….committed to creating some overdue thank you cards with some still unblemished SU stamp sets!

  586. Stamping and pampering for sure. No bugs, please! LOL

  587. How about snoozing and trying to stamp. Just finished the school year, so I’m exhausted and need some R&R before I get inky fingers. Smiles to you & your family Mary.

  588. This weekend, my favorite thing will be co-hosting a barbeque and scholarship fundraiser in memory of a dear friend that passed away in January. We got 80 people coming to the block party and it’s gonna be a blast!

  589. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to be with my family. Love those cookout and just a lot of fun games with everyone.

  590. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is run the Bolder Boulder 10k race in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. It’s such a fun race – the whole town turns out to cheer the runners on, local bands playing along the route and it’s just fun, happy vibe going on!

  591. Sandy Janowiec

    My son graduated from college today! So we are doing a lot of celebrating this weekend!

  592. I will be staying at home and counting. Counting the number of days until school is out! Hooray!!!!

  593. I will be staying at home and counting. Counting the number of days until school is out! Hooray!!!!

  594. I will be staying at home and counting. Counting the number of days until school is out! Hooray!!!!

  595. Since my husband and kids all have other activities planned, I’m going to lock myself in my craft room and try to catch up on some cards I have been trying to do. Thanks Mary for the chance to win all of these goodies.

  596. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to put out the flag and make my 4th of July cards!!

  597. We usually go up north to the cabin fishing, but we’re staying home this year. I took my mom for a pedi this morning, and probably just gonna do yardwork and plant flowers. Hopefully it’ll rain so I can play with my new toys at least a little! OMG! I would so love to win, I’ve been wanting that set since I saw it last year. I couldn’t make convention…..not missing it this year though! Have a great weekend!

  598. I like the extra day added on to the weekend so that I can finally get into my crafting room- and the picnics aren’t that bad either!

  599. Smoking some chicken legs, deviling some eggs and taking to my grandtriplets for a celebration of our freedoms! Of course I will have to work a little in my craft office to bring a card or two to my daughter to send. She certainly has no time with three 8 month old babies!

  600. My favorite activity this holiday weekend is spending time with family and honoring all the active and retired military members of my family. Have a great weekend!

  601. Mmmm – Memorial Day weekend – so far just enjoying family get together – eating, which always makes get togethers that much more great. 🙂 On vacation from work, so just doing pretty much “nothing” has been the best for me. I’ve plans to do some organizing in my stamping area before my time is up – and of course some stamping. Have to get those swaps ready for convention – so excited – my 1st time. Would love to win the all the awesome items you’ve put together for some lucky winner. Hope it’s me. Thanks for the chance. Love your blog, Mary.

  602. Hi Mary…as a “Pal” I’d like to tell everyone how great it is to be part of your team! Even as a hobbyist…I love it! On to my plans…I have had the best weekend so far…spent the day with best friend and of course we ended up looking at SU stuff. I will be organizing and stamping the next two days…just my kind of 3 day weekend! Hope you’re having a great weekend too!

  603. Smoking some chicken legs and deviling some eggs to take to my grandtriplets house for a celebration of our freedoms. Of course, I will bring along some cards for my daughter to send. She doesn’t have any time to do much except care for her three 8 month old doll babies!

  604. Spent Friday night stamping with friends. Saturday I worked on my flowers and veggie garden and organized stamping supplies. Monday will be a family cookout with children home from college and parents.

  605. I love your blog candy. No stamping for me for awhile, we’re headed to the Lake of the Ozarks on vacation!

  606. I will be camping my other favorite thing to do. Love your blog, never miss it.

  607. I’m a teacher and school just let out for the summer. I will definitely be PAMPERING.

  608. Spending time with my son and his fianc? in Lake Geneva!

  609. Kelley Miranda

    I’ll be on America’s Number One Ranked Beach,Siesta Key, with friends. The sand is like powder and the view is dreamy. I’d like to say I’m on vacation, but I actually live here.

  610. Hi Mary! I love camping! especially with the girl scouts. But it is raining and cold here so I will be stamping. Also I love reading your blog and the stamping pretty tips are great. TFS

  611. Karilyn Moeller

    Visiting the west coast, but it is raining, so I am scrapping.!

  612. Stamping!!! Great long weekend to get caught up on some birthday and thank you cards!!

  613. It’s the end of the school year for me, so Memorial Day weekend is usually spent putting together Kindergarten memory books and finishing up on report cards. Summer vacation will be here in a week so I have plenty of time to stamp then!!

  614. What I like to do for Memorial Day weekend is spend time with my family eating, relaxing, and spending the day at Disneyland. Thanks for a chance to win some fun items.

  615. eat out and hang out with friends 🙂

  616. Celebrating my 12th Anniversary, spending time with family and friends and remembering those that laid their lives on the line for me and my family so that we can live in the land of the Free, with thanks to the Brave.

  617. This year, I pampered myself with a mani/pedi and had my hair colored. Ahhh…so nice to spend a little ‘me’ time! Also planning to help with my grandson’s birthday party tomorrow. And then…(drum roll)…I’m going to disappear into my craft room!

  618. Debbie miller

    More family time tomorrow! A great way to spend the long weekend. I love the cards you have made with this set. Adorable!

  619. For Memorial Day weekend, I do not like rushed trips to the beach where it is crazy busy. I just like staying at home and having friends and family over for a cookout and just visiting.

    Thanks so much for my SU catalog!

  620. Our Memorial Day tradition involves the local town parade followed by a speech honoring American soldiers…past, present and future.

  621. I love the I am stamp set! Thanks for the blog candy chance.

    As this is a rainy weekend, I’ll be crafting 🙂

  622. What a generous giveaway!! Who wouldn’t love all of that stamping goodness!
    I’ll be grillin & chilling and stamping this weekend 🙂 There’s nothing better 🙂
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  623. A little stampin, a little pampering, a trip to several nearby cemeteries to honor those in
    our family who have served so selflessly and a BBQ. Always love to check out your blog.

  624. Although I’d love to have time to get my gardening done and play in my stamp room, my first priority almost every Memorial Day is to get my classroom cleaned out and my grade cards done–then my summer begins.

  625. Hi Mary,
    This weekend my brother is visiting from out of town – we are going to a Milwaukee Brewers game tomorrow and the local Chocolate Festival on Monday! Thanks so much for your awesome posts – I look forward to them daily!! Have a great weekend, too!

  626. I would love to spend time pampering myself. And, If I could do that with some stamping friends and get a few cards made – even better!!! I would even be willing to go camping if my stamping friends were going to be there stamping along with me!! Love your blog, Mary!

  627. Cooking and eating with family! Thanks for a
    chance to win. Love your stamping room and
    love your cards! Keep sharing!
    [email protected]

  628. Fabulous candy – thanks for the chance to win. This weekend I’m busy making 31 anyhero cards to send to Operation Write Home.

  629. I will be making cards, doing some cleaning and relaxing!

  630. Swimming for the first time this season!

  631. Love camping… but not when the parks are so crowded. This weekend I’ve been stamping and helping hubby with the honey-do list. I’m so sore, I need some of the pampering now! Awesome giveaway… Got my fingers crossed!!!

  632. We usually get together with family for a parade & coik-out. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  633. visiting with my grandchildren and rocking my 6 week old granddaughter!

  634. My husband has to work…so it’s just a normal day!

  635. Erika Swenson

    We love to have a picnic at the lake. I think this year, though, we will stay at home. Family is gone and it is supposed to rain. 🙁

  636. We had planned to visit the cemetery where my dad and grandparents are buried to put flowers of their graves, but we have had a change in plans. That will come in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy, and thank you for the new catalog! We remember all those who have served to keep our country free.

  637. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to have a cookout with family, since family is too far away, friends are now invited. But the most important thing to remember is our military personnel who are giving us the freedom to celebrate. Take time to remember all those serving the good ole USA
    Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy.

  638. I will be working but I have an awesome job. I am a pool manager and I get to see my little ones grow from infancy to young adults that end up being lifeguards where I work. Love my job!!!!! Have a safe holiday everyone. Thank you for sharing.

  639. I’m planning on card making marathon this weekend. Just got some retiring toys on Friday so I’ll be playing with them!

  640. Cooking out with my family would be my favorite

  641. Mary, you are always so generous. I will be stamping and giving thanks to God for our service men and women who gave their lives for the freedom of our country.

  642. Stamping, creating is a fun way to celebrate a long weekend.
    Your creativity gives inspiration to others thanks for sharing.

  643. Mary, you are always so generous. I will be stamping and giving thanks to God for the service men and women who gave their lives for the freedom of our country.

  644. Dream stamping while away for a wedding!

  645. I am working all weekend long! The kids are suppose to be coming tomorrow with the new grand baby! Can’t wait! So we will be spending time with them and enjoying the grand baby! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great weekend!

  646. Getting away (even scrapped and made a purse card) and relaxing with the family 🙂

  647. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to have the family over for a bbq and enjoy their company.

  648. I am spending this Memorial Day weekend in NYC with my wonderful family and some great friends. Today, we visited the 911 Memorial site. What an incredibly moving experience! Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy. I enjoy checking your site each day to see what new inspiration you have to share. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  649. Hi Mary … My favorite thing to do over the Memorial Day week-end is STAMPING !!! Besides spending time with family, what else is there ???

  650. Spending time with family! Brewers game and Chocolate Fest! Thanks for all your amazing ideas!

  651. Mary..just love your creations. Very motivational and inspirational. I feel like the winner each time I come onto your site and I thank you for these great gift ideas.

  652. We were supposed to go camping Fri. into Monday, but it is pouring down rain! Hoping for better weather tomorrow so we can go. Had fun crafting with a friend today. Great blog candy!

  653. My favorite thing to do on the Memorial Day weekend is spending time with family and having a nice barbecue all together. I also plan to make some cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Thanks for your wonderful blog! love it!

  654. Memorial Day weekend is a great time for family get-togethers. And the day off on Monday is a great time to catch up on Stamping!!

  655. Family BBQ, fishing with my boys, working in my flower beds and relaxin in my stamp room 🙂

  656. I am helping my husband do some work on his deer lease. Wishing we were going fishing!

  657. Camping.
    Love you Gallery for inspiration!

  658. patti anguiano

    I will admit, I dream of pampering….but stamping is how I am spending my weekend….finally a long weekend to do it.

  659. My favorite Memorial Day tradition is the Alabama Jubilee hot air balloon festival. So fun to go picnic in a big grassy field while watching hot air balloons inflate and take off right in front of you! After hot air balloons I might even have a little time for stamping. 🙂

  660. Hangin’ with friends and of course it is all about Stampin’

  661. Relaxing and getting re-energized after the craziness of life!

  662. Although I will be working Saturday and Sunday, I have Monday and Tuesday off so I plan to stamp!! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy blog candy!

  663. annie medigovich

    My favorite thing to do for Memorial Day is
    having family & friends over for a BBQ.
    I love the new catalog and can’t wait to
    order from it.

  664. It’s a stamping weekend!

  665. …trying to correctly answer the questions on my husband’s annual Memorial Day trivia quiz. Every year he makes one for whatever function we will be hosting/attending. I rarely remember more than a couple of answers, but it does serve to remind me of how very thankful I am for those who have made such sacrifices to win and maintain my freedom. Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy. Happy Memorial Day, Mary!

  666. Just staying home and crafting. What a luxury an extra day is!

  667. Veronica Meyer

    Thankful for the Men & Women who have served our country. I will be making cards and projects for our New catalog Open House. Veronica Meyer

  668. camping is definitely the way to go for long weekends in the summer! wintertime long weekends it’s definitely stamping!! thanks for the chance to win!! love that stamp set!!

  669. Sadly, I’ll be staying home with my second round of antibiotics trying to fight off an infection I’ve had for over 3 weeks. I wish you and everyone else a safe and wonderful weekend.
    Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful products!
    Blessings to you!

  670. I love getting together with family and talking about the “old days” and of course getting together requires food too!

  671. Getting my yard ready for spring by planting
    Flowers and spending time with my hubby.

  672. Lisa Allington

    I live to stamp

  673. I will hold my first workshop as a SU demo this weekend. I am excited.

  674. NASCAR! Coca-Cola 600 in Chatlotte NC. I love the weekend getaway with my husband. Life gets in the way so this is our time. Stamp time comes next week =)

  675. My favorite activity is camping with family on Memorial Day Weekend…with a simple. stamping project to take along for quiet times when the guys are fishing!

  676. Since I live in Colorado, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of planting my annuals in pots since it is now warm. Also, lots of graduation parties around this time of year, so I just made four cards! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  677. Amy Turner-Nasset

    My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is to BBQ and spend time with family and friends. As well as crafting! I’m a demonstrator too and love our products. Today I finished the decorations for my mom’s 60th birthday party. Love them!

  678. Will be spending the weekend with family and lots of time at the pool!!!

  679. I am gong to be pampered. This weekend

  680. Stephanie Lopez

    My favorite activity on Memorial Day Weekend is spending time with family and friends.

  681. While I’d love to be stamping the weekend away, it looks like camping or nature activities are a more likely scenario for the family. Happy Memorial Day (and 12th Anniversary for me and hubby, too!)….thanks for the chance to win!

  682. Having a fun weekend with my husband in Deadwood,SD.

  683. I love having the extra day to spend time with the family! Of course, the best part is being able to sleep in (for a bit). =)

  684. Shirley Adiaz

    Our favorite thing to do is relax, bond and eat =) Hope you get to do your favorite things this weekend and thanks for the chance at winning some blog candy =)

  685. Usually we would so to a parade and then have a cookout with family but the weather is not cooperating – rain and more rain. So guess I’ll spend some time looking at the new catalog and making a list of all the goodies I would love to get.

  686. Kelley Demers

    Favorite past time for Memorial Day is hanging with family bbqing. This year however we are getting soaked with rain rain and more rain in New England, so I’ll be staying in finishing up homework and hopefully sneaking into my craft room to create some great graduation cards..

  687. We will be spending it with our daughters and enjoying gorgeous, green Kansas.

  688. Out to dinner with family then just relaxing and maybe some stamping.

  689. Lynne Wascher

    I have an addition to make to my favorite Memorial Day event. Cooking out by our pool is always so fun. We now have a Jeep Rubicon and went off-road riding yesterday…too much fun in the mud! After we grill and swim, my weekend will be complete.

  690. Diane Sasscer

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I will be riding my horse,attending a dog training class and most of all enjoying the freedoms our veteran’s afforded us!

  691. Jennifer Newsome

    Hi Mary! Love the Sketched Birthday samples! This weekend, I will be at the pool, eating hot dogs and playing tennis as much as possible!

  692. Stamping some much needed graduation & baby cards! And relaxing the days away with the family!

    Thank you for the blog candy opportunity. You are continually inspiring!

  693. My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to visit the Veteran’s Memorial in town. As the Mom of three US Marines I’m very active with the local Blue Star Mothers Chapter and are involved with the ceremonies at the Memorial. However, this year I’m getting ready to move so instead, I’m cleaning and packing up my craft room.

  694. Crafting…took the Intermediate Copic Class with Lori Craig on Saturday. Lots of fun & learning. Planning on some knitting & stamping the rest of the weekend. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy blog candy.

  695. Nancy Farrell

    Staying close to home, watching the town parade. Thanks for all your inspiration. 🙂

  696. Time with family and a picnic would b my idea of heaven.

  697. With all of this cold rainy weather, I am staying inside. More time to stamp!

  698. Visiting my parents over this weekend. Then catching up on the house and will have make time for some needed stamping in my craft room.

  699. Just awesome! Thank you for the chance to win! My favorite thing about Memorial Day is the patriotism that I feel when I see all the American flags!

  700. Debbie G in illinois

    Great new stuff! We’ll be golfing, swimming and eating in the villages.
    Hopefully will get some cards d

  701. Family, BBQ, and catching up on sleep!

  702. Debbie G in illinois

    Great weekend weather golf swimming eating. Hopefully some stamping! You’ve got some great products!

  703. Nancy Holland

    It’s my birthday weekend, so we will be with family and friends and hopefully we will get home and I will have some energy to play with my Stamps. Happy Meemorial Day.!

  704. Yeah, another chance to win Blog Candy. I love it. Thank you, Mary! This weekend, I am helping a friend with her garage sale.

  705. I love to BBQ and spend time with family. I also like to think of the men and women that protect our freedom.

  706. Kathy Van Helsland

    On Mememorial Day, definitely stamping. I have to restock my stash of cards for any occasion. I am getting low. Thank you for all your creative inspiration.

  707. I’m planning on finishing some cards and switching to a little quilting time!

  708. wow great cards Mary and thanks for the wonderful chance for blog candy- we will be home, weather not cooperating maybe a bbq
    alyse d

  709. Working in the yard in hopes of getting done in time to make some cards.

  710. My favorite thing to do is to plant my vegetable garden this weekend. Got the tomatoes in yesterday. And, of course, say a prayer for those who gave their lives in service.

  711. staying home and doing yard work so then I will have time do my stamping.

  712. staying home and doing yard work so then I will have time do my stamping.

  713. staying home and doing yard work so then I will have time do my stamping.

  714. This Memorial Day Weekend is being spent first and foremost thinking of and thanking all of the brave men & women that have protected our freedom. This is enabling me the freedom to leisurely stamp away the day, have friends over for dinner and shop. Quiet but fun weekend. Hope yours is great!!!

  715. Craft Weekend with the girls. Have a great holiday weekend

  716. Everything in RED, BLUE and WHITE…decorating, flowers, food, clothes…including cards. Thanks to all soliders for protecting us, Americans.
    Happy America!

  717. How generous of you Mary! What a lovely giveaway. Planning on spending the weekend in my craft room stamping away!

  718. Our favorite thing to do on Memorial Day week-end this year was to take our Boy Scout Troop camping. Got rained out last night, so we came home for some living room camping, and they stamped a Father’s Day card while they were here! : ) Tomorrow we’re off to the cemeteries to remember some of our loved ones and plant some flowers at their graves. : )

  719. My favorite activity is usually flower planting and remembering loved ones past by getting together with family. This year, however, I have 150 wedding invitations to complete and a puppy that needs some tender loving care. Still, a lovely weekend!

    Thanks for the chance to win, Mary!

  720. loving spending time in Winnipeg for U of M graduation of a great and successful Godson!

  721. Always inspired by your projects and ideas. Thanks for including your Pal partners on your Blog by sharing their creativity.
    Looking forward to spending time with my granddaughter and family.
    SIU, Seletta

  722. After all the BBQing, I like to use the extra time to try a new stamping technique or two. It’s always nice to have an extra weekend day.

  723. This weekend is being spent getting ready to have the grandkids for a week. One of the best things planned for next week is an entire craft day with my little BFF who loves to create with her Memaw! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great blog candy!

  724. I like a family BBQ and time outdoors! Thanks for another beautiful set of blog candy, Mary.

  725. Gardening and remembering those who made that possible for me.

    Happy Weekend whatever you are doing!

  726. My favorite thing to do on memorial day is to spend it with my family either camping or just hanging out at home and having a BBQ

  727. Bonnie Foxwell

    My son’s two friends are coming over this afternoon and I am going to help them with their cooking merit badges by letting them cook burgers! Before that all happens, I am getting my stamp room cleaned up for my “retirement” sale! Hope to do some stampin’ along the way. Thanks for all your hard work Mary. You are a daily inspiration to me!!

  728. My fav thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is relish in the day off work…and sleeping in…all while remembering the sacrifice of many for our freedoms. Thanks for the awesome blog candy!

  729. Wow! So many comments. Me? I just stay home with my little dog and make cards and work on my scrap book. Hve your site under my favs list and love all your cards.

  730. Memorial Day is the kickoff for our family summer DIY projects. By Tuesday, it’s time for a break and we head to the nail salon for manicures and pedicures before heading back for a short work week.

  731. karen harrison

    We will be having a BBQ with my daughter and son-in-law. I am making their favorite dessert, Rhubarb Pie. I am waiting for them to come out of the oven so I had a few minutes to browse my e-mail. What a great gift. Have a wonderful weekend.

  732. First things first, organizing my craft space and then hopefully some stamping.

  733. Celebrating with my DD’s graduation this weekend. Fun visiting with family and friends.

  734. Love your blog and your blog candy – thanks for the opportunity to win! We are heading to an Open House at a Dairy Farm – a beautiful weekend to be out & about 🙂

  735. Happy Memorial Day! I will be spending Memorial Day working. Which is awesome because I get to spend the time with my residents. For the weekend I have been stamping and spending time with friends. Thank you so much for your creativity and awesome blog candy.
    Keep creating!

  736. Grilling of course and just relaxing. Hoping to recharge my battery.

  737. Camping is my fave but unfortunately not happening this weekend. Staying in and trying to recoop and regroup from illness

  738. Wow! What an amazing array of products. I absolutely love the sketched birthday stamp set and it is on my list of “must have’s round 1” in the new catalog. This Memorial Day is supposed to be cold and rainy. I am going to stay warm and think sunny from my stamp room!

  739. Christine Aguilar

    I spend the day w/ family with either Texas bbq at a Memorial Day Parade or the local fireworks show. It’s in the works at the moment 🙂

  740. hmmm…would love to do all three..a little bbq…a little or a lot of pampering… and most definitely some stamping and creating… wait a minute I think its possible… I do have a pop up trailer in the back that’s open, my husband can pampering me with a little fireside coffee and music and I can walk into the house after a while and do my creating… GENIUS…Lol

    god bless

  741. Memorial Day was the day 21 years ago that my husband asked me to be his wife. Now I look back this day and realize how blessed I am with two beautiful children. I love spending the day with my family.

  742. What am I going to do on Memorial Day? The only thing that I love doing, spending time with my family. And maybe sneak in some stamping 🙂

  743. A little of everything for me…just not camping! Had some pampering with my youngest daughter while my husband and older daughter are away. Spent some time with family and also going to a grad party. And I will have plenty of time to stamp! Yay!

  744. Bonnie C. Chandler

    I am spending the weekend at my son’s house. Looking out at the Hood Canal, from the town of Union, Washington. The view is spectacular, of the water and mountains, ever changing with the tides and weather. We are working on the spring garden clean-up (if the weather cooperates!! We are a military family, retired. But actively working at two military bases on the Kitsap Pennisula, and active with the VFW. A big “Thank You!”, to all our troops deployed so we can be safe at home, enjoying our fabulous weekend!!!

  745. Check your Blog everyday love your stuff! Have a wonderful Memorial day! Thank you for the chance to win blog candy.

  746. Tracey Parrott

    I have been stampin graduation cards! Finally some time to stamp!

  747. Alison Yarrish

    We are spending time with family, cooking out, and enjoying our deck!

  748. I am spending the weekend with my family that I haven’t seen in a year. We’re going to get our craft on too! That is my favorite!

  749. We are taking advantage of the long weekend to visit family. Of course I never travel without my SU catalogs and I’ve gotten to look at both annual catalogs on this trip. Just looking at them makes me want to get ink on my fingers!

  750. We love to fire up the grill and cook up some yummy food for family and friends. I hope to get a bit of stamping done as well. 🙂

  751. Family BBQ , decorating gravesites, fishing with my boys and playing in my stamp room

  752. Relaxing is the best way to spend Memorial Day as we remember the ones who paid the price so that we can relax!

  753. Wedding shower for my niece, memorial service at church and barbecue with friends. Hope you have a great week end!

  754. Wedding shower for my niece, Memorial Day service at church and barbecue with friends. I hope you have a great and thankful weekend!

  755. I actually love working on Memorial Day(after the parade and celebrating), time and a half will pay for a few more stamp sets:) Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and thank you to all the selfless veterans who sacrificed their lives for our freedom! Hope all remember the meaning of this special holiday.

  756. Action packed! Dance recital, birthday party and then relaxing on Monday. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  757. We grilled out with the kids and their boy/girlfriend. One set left now to drive back to Chicago while the others were going to see “her” parents……so I have the Swallowtail stamp sitting out on my stamping table with a few ideas I need to give a try! What fun on a windy, chilly day! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  758. Memorial Day is usually spent with family/friends but the first thing we do is attend a Memorial Day service at a local cemetery to remember and honor those who have gone on before us.

  759. We had a lovely BBQ last evening, and the weather was glorious! A day to remember when the heat of summer smothers us. Thank you for offering this yummy blog candy.

  760. I love camping WITH stamping! We have a fifth wheel camper & I take some stamping supplies along so I can
    make a few cards if the mood strikes. Have a happy wknd.!!

  761. I will be planting flowers and a garden with hopes of squeezing in some time stamping before the weekend is over. Enjoy the weekend everyone!

  762. Going to church and recognizing all the military in the service and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

  763. Thank you for the chance to win, Mary. And thank you, too, Daddy, for the willingness to serve. Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Don’t forget why we are celebrating this day.

  764. I will spend some of the time with my family celebrating my sisters birthday. Some just resting up before the end of school, I am a teacher. I maybe working in my yard. I did stamp a card for my sister’s birthday.

  765. A weekend filled with a wine fest, some MDS & a picnic with family. Life is good. Thanks for offering blog candy this holiday weekend.

  766. Celebrating my sister’s birthday with family cook out. Relaxing before the end of the school year, I am a teacher. Also working in my yard. Have a great weekend everyone.

  767. A little stamping and organizing my scrap supplies – it’s all good and it’s all fun.

  768. A little stamping and a lot of cleaning my craft supplies – it’s all good and it’s all fine.

  769. Stampin, catching up on outside yard work, weather permitting. It’s been a rainy week in Connecticut, with a cool Memorial Day weekend.

  770. Margaret Peltier

    This Memorial Day Weekend – we went to CT for my Niece/Godchild’s wedding – we had such a great time ..Monday we will be celebrating with my daughter’s boyfriend grandparents at cookout………..

  771. Every Memorial day we do the traditional BBQ!!! Some years with family and some with friends. This year we’re gonna smoke some meat and have a cook out with friends!
    I am a big fan of your cards and your blog!

  772. I would love to be camping…but sadly h