Stampin’ Pretty Black Friday Blog Candy

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They say it’s your birthday . . . and Black Friday, too (think “The Beatles”)!  To one lucky participant, I’m giving away all the following paper crafting goodies, including current and retired Stampin’ Up! products (shown in the photo above).  I’m feeling especially generous with “the candy” since it’s my birthday today (Nov. 29) as well!  Woot!

  • Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Yes, I know it’s no longer available and you are dying to own it!  One lucky person WILL!
  • My Paper Pumpkin Kit:  Good Life Brag Book
  • A huge stack of retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper cut to 6 x 6.
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324)
  • Merry Little Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set (131329)
  • Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit (coordinates with the stamp set above, 132158)
  • Christmas Star Clear-Mount Single Stamp (134813)
  • Basic Black Satin Ribbon
  • Lucky Limeade (a color flash from the past) Ruffled Ribbon
  • Sugar & Spice scented Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Dazzling Details (124117)

It’s easy to play!  Simply leave me a comment at the end of this post sharing whether you will be shopping this weekend ON-LINE (virtually) or IN LINE (at a brick and mortar store with potentially 100’s of people in front of you–be brave).  Please comment only once.  Deadline for comments is Monday, Dec. 2 at NOON Central  Time.  I’ll choose a random comment using random number generator and announce the winner later Monday on my Stampin’ Pretty Blog.

Note:  Winner must have a U.S. addreess and has 24 hours to email me their name and mailing address so stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!

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1,200 Comments:

  1. online shopping is much easier to score great deals and low prices online than in the department stores. it take the less time and also allows consumers to do their shopping when it is most convenient for them, even very late at night or early in the morning.it is much easier to quickly compare prices between stores while browsing online than having to go between physical locations.

  2. Hi Mary! I did some black Friday shopping online and in store. We hit the stores around 11am so the crowds were much lighter!

  3. Definitely shopping both at the store and online.

  4. Love your site Mary. Sure could use some candy blog items today.

  5. I’m out to visit 2 of the craft stores in my area. Just love your pink cupcake card for your grandniece.

  6. Happy Birthday! Love all of your great ideas.. I did alot of shopping online today….

  7. Happy birthday! I have already shopped online and hope to do more later. It’s a beautiful day to be out and about, getting ready for the holidays.

  8. I stayed in and shopped online!

  9. I am doing both. You and my son have the same birthday! Hope yours was happy!

  10. I am shopping from the warmth of my own home with a cup of coffee in hand and snow outside my window. Though Mary has many customers shopping, the trip to shop on her site remains “calm and bright”. Thanks Mary!

  11. I love to shop ON LINE!!! I prefer not to fight those crowds plus my wonderful niece’s wedding was Nov. 30 and we were busy, busy! Happy birthday to you, Mary! Won’t even ask your age!

  12. Hi Mary,
    I am definately not braving the crowds! I am going to online shop as much as possible.

  13. Mary i so enjoy your daily blogs. thank you for sending them to me. i am currently in the process of making a wedding photo album for my grnadson and the items here would make it extra nice. thank you if you choose me.

  14. Happy Birthday!!! I stayed home but managed to do a little online shopping. I do miss being out there with the crowds and most people are very nice. Maybe next year I will join my kids for some late night, early morning shopping.

  15. I love your give aways.

  16. Therese Kirchner

    Shopping online and inline, but not for much. We are going to Disneyland for Christmas!! Yay!!

  17. I like to do some online but also in store,
    I like to see what I am buying and enjoy
    the craziness of it all. Have a Merry Christmas!

  18. Stayin indoors to shop online and craft at the same time!!!!

  19. Wow! What a generous giveaway! I have been shopping online and in the store this weekend. I’m well into knocking things off my Christmas shopping list but still have a ways to go! Christmas cards are done and just need to be signed and addressed. Yay!

  20. Nadine Hogrefe

    Since I really do NOT enjoy shopping I did NOT go near the craziness! I did shop with SU however!

  21. Hope you had a Happy Birthday! I wasn’t planning on going out shopping, but ended up at the mall and got some great sales. Happy Cyber Monday:)

  22. Happy belated birthday. I have a BD the 21st of Dec. just before Christmas.
    I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping. Stayed in and made some cards. Lots more fun than fighting crowds.

  23. Lara's Laugh Lines

    ~>It’s Small Business Saturday shopping with my family and Christmas tea & my computer for cyber-Monday. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and you will be blessed with true joy in the coming year! 🙂

  24. Happy Birthday Mary! I have only 1 present bought 🙁 I have to start my shopping soon!!! But I’ve been doing alot of Card Making. 🙂

  25. In line definitely. Haven’t been doing the online thing much at all – get far too distracted. Thanks for the opportunity.

  26. I did not do any shopping this weekend! Ordered on line earlier last week – had an out of town wedding and Eagle Scout ceremony over the weekend. Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

  27. Jeni Kunselman

    I stay home! I love the days after Thanksgiving for quiet time making cards, knitting, and sewing.

  28. Happy birthday Mary! I hope your day was super special! I used to do the whole Black Friday …stand in line in the cold and dark…but then the stores started getting crazy and greedy and opening on Thanksgiving so I no longer participate….I will be doing my shopping today…Cyber Monday, love all the inpsiration you provide on your site,

  29. Maureen Barry

    I’m doing some of each.

  30. Happy Birthday. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy. Keep that holiday inspiration coming.

  31. Hope it’s not too late…..Happy Belated Birthday, Mary!! Thanks to online shopping, haven’t shopped a Black Friday for years. Worked in retail for many years and hated that day the most, so I try not to be a part of it. Managers have to work so many hours that weekend..gag! Hope to win!

  32. I know it is a random drawing, but you should win just for creativity alone!

  33. Debbie Hughes

    Happy Birthday!! My daughter and I went out on Friday morning (8:30) to the Clothing Outlets, it wasn’t too crowded. I have seen it worse, the drive wasn’t bad either. We were home by 2:30pm. I will be shopping on line too. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  34. Hope You had a Wonderful Birthday! Have done a little of both types of shopping. Visited with a lot of nice people while waiting in the long checkout lines. Might as well make it fun!!! Never win anything, but I love you blog and check it every day for inspiration. Thank you.

  35. Happy Happy Birthday, Mary!! Woo Hooo!!!

  36. No shopping for me. Instead, I am decorating my house inside and out for the holiday season!

  37. I tried the other day 2x, guess I only need to click once 🙂 Belated happy Birthday…..I love your blog!!

  38. I leave the Black Friday shopping to my sons but enjoy the local small businesses! Thanks for your wonderful blog and awesome ideas!!

  39. Love your work! Staying home a bit of looking on line. This is the first year that I am almost done with shopping!

    Kathy

  40. I love the Cyber Monday specials! Love your blog, Mary!

  41. Happy Birthday Mary. Hope it was super wonderful. Instead of shopping I spent the afternoon with my friend Jayne in her stamping place creating. Fun.

  42. We stay away from the crowds. The only shopping we did this weekend was for the last of the gift cards we needed. We did that on Sunday after church while the crowds were recovering from Black Friday.

  43. Cyber shopping only! Not fond of the crowds.

  44. Cyber shopping only!

  45. no shopping, waiting til December and then having a great time.

  46. I will shop on line. Not only online at SU with all the deals, but some “stores” that are unique.

  47. Renae Bentley

    I will be shopping in space for the first few hours, then after breakfast I will hit the stores for the Christmas ambiance of twinkling lights and holiday colors.

  48. Love your blog and all the ideas and sharing you are so gracious to give.
    Have a beautiful and joy filled Christmas season.

  49. I actually did not PLAN to shop, but had to wait 3 hours for a friend’s delayed flight sooooo…. I shopped! Got a great outfit to wear to my 40th class reunion.

  50. Well, Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and Happy Thanksgiving! I am pretty sure I will be cyber shopping today as I have already decided what I need to purchase. YIKES!

  51. Hi Mary . . . I enjoy your website and check it out daily . . . As to shopping at a store on B lack Friday . . .Oh No . . . I do shop online . . . Have a wonderful Holiday!

  52. Happy Birthday! You share the same birthday as my husband! I do not hit any of the retails store by waiting in lines, but rather shop online! Save on gas/time!

  53. Shopping in linr.

  54. Beth K. Mills

    Happy Birthday Mary! I did a little of each type of Christmas shopping this weekend:Walmart at 8:15 A.M. So as to miss the crowds and on-line off and on throughout the holiday! The most enjoyable experience was at a small local shop!! Now on to Cyper Monday and all of Stampin’ Up sales!!

  55. Happy Birthday Mary!!! My husband and I went out shopping together this weekend!!! It was great fun and we accomplished a lot! Thank you for always being so generous…I check your blog everyday for inspiration.

  56. RobertaTimmons

    I went out shopping for some storage items for my craft room. Happy belate birthday.

  57. Hope you had a nice birthday. Shopped on Friday, not Thanksgiving Day. Did some on line shopping.

  58. Murtuza Charania

    I shop online as I am in India and we do not get this opportunity here.
    But love your bloga dn teh Nlog candy is awesome to die for… Hope you pick me…your International Fan…

  59. I will be shopping online only. Have a happy birthday!

  60. Enjoy your Blog on a daily basis. You give us all great new ideas and tips.
    Merry Christmas!!!!!

  61. Kelly Worcester

    Hope your Birthday was a happy one! I did not shop on line or in line. Spent the time with family.

  62. Susan Mangrum

    A little shopping in stores- my family lives out of state and country so usually just give money.

  63. Hi Mary!
    Love your blog and posts!
    Shopping online of course but only for crafts 😉

    Have a great day…

  64. Love your website. Thank you !!

  65. Happy belated Birthday!! I am an online shopper! I can’t take the maniacs crowds and frenzied sales. That’s not Christmas to me!

  66. Will be hitting the pavement and joining the crowds. On line is looking better each time I think about it.

  67. Carrie Whitney

    Happy belated birthday, Mary. :). My birthday was on Nov 30th. My cousin’s birthday is the 29th like you. :). I love your blog.

  68. Happy Birthday! I stay home and start my Christmas decorating and shop online.

  69. I hope you had a WONDERFUL Birthday!! Such a great Blog Candy Black Friday deal 🙂

  70. I’m shopping online – from the comfort of my own home! Hope you had a great birthday!

  71. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday MARY:)

  72. Happy birthday!

    I braved the crowds and went to the outlets on Black Friday. It actually wasn’t that bad. =)

  73. Online for sure. Even in my somewhat small town, I heard about fist fights at Walmart!!

  74. I braved the crowds for 1 item. . .

  75. Did all mine online…didn’t want to fight the crowds.

  76. Sherrie Nielsen

    Have a day for you and have a Happy Birthday. I have shopped for so many years and look so forward to it each year but this year my son and his wife and baby are here from out of state so I will let them shop and I will spend some quality time with my grandson for memories.

  77. Sherrie Nielsen

    Have a day for you and have a Happy Birthday. I have shopped for so many years and look so forward to it each year but this year my son and his wife and baby are here from out of state so I will let them shop and I will spend some quality time with my grandson for memories.

  78. Sherrie Nielsen

    Have a day for you and have a Happy Birthday. I have shopped for so many years and look so forward to it each year but this year my son and his wife and baby are here from out of state so I will let them shop and I will spend some quality time with my grandson for memories.

  79. Patricia Wardlow

    Happy Birthday. no shopping planned for Friday. Day of rest and clean up. Spent time on Saturday at the mall after breakfast with family

  80. I wasn’t in town for the shopping extravaganza. I do plan on checking out Cyber Monday though!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

  81. I will be shopping from home this year!!

  82. Jane Cummiskey

    Happy Birthday, Mary!! I have done a little bit of both in line and on line shopping this weekend. Holiday shopping for family was done on line while I ventured out to shop for a some altruistic shopping for a very young resident of Youth Villages. Found some great bargains, meaning I was able to get more for amount we are permitted to spend. Waiting until Saturday paid off as crowds were lighter and more cordial. Thanks for all your creative inspiration!

  83. Debbie Glendening

    My daughter and I have a REAL shopping day twice a year, and one of the days is the day after Thanksgiving. It is a real “reconnecting” day for us…..We laugh, sometimes cry….eat at the same restaurant each year…..We stash some kind of special chocolate treat in our purses….have a coffee break in the afternoon. It is a real “memory making” day for us that we both treasure in our hearts! We have gone in snow, sleet, windy, cold days….but we will go….no matter what! Even though we do shop….the real joy is just being together! So thankful for her!

  84. I went right after midnight when everything was a bit more calm. I figured the people that went out for the door busters (at 6 or 8pm) were done with their shopping and those that were waiting until Friday were still asleep.:)Happy Birthday Mary!!

  85. patti moffett

    the Lord’s choicest blessings to you. no shopping for me…helping ds finish a new home…boy am I sore…would love to get back to stamping hopefully this week
    enjoy your one minute to wow videos and the guest stampers…always inspiring
    patti moffett

  86. Connie Snowberger

    Happy belated birthday, Mary! I’ve done a little of both types of shopping this weekend, inline and online. Now I’m resting and playing online, checking out your blog. :o)

  87. I didn’t shop at all yet! I am one of the crazy ones who waits until the last minute to shop…Happy belated birthday! You share your bday with my oldest son!!

  88. Hope you had a Great Birthday Mary!! Thanks for the change to win Blog Candy ;-))

  89. Our son is getting married on Saturday, so we’ll be so busy that we’ll not have time for shopping this year! Oh well, there’s always next year!

  90. I was visiting family the last few days so no in-line shopping for me. I have ordered a few items online during the six-hour drive home though!

  91. Happy Birthday Mary. Hope you had a wonderful one. Susan

  92. I went shopping a little Friday afternoon. Was able to get a Black Friday item at 3:00 in the afternoon! Was able to sleep late and still snag a deal! Thanks for the opportunity! Dec 2nd is my birthday! Hope I win!

  93. I hope you have a great holiday season. I have finished my shopping and now time to do the wrapping and packing for the Carribean! So now only shopping I am doing is online for more Stampin Up Stuff……LOVE their items!!!

  94. Hope you had a great birthday! No shopping for me. Thank you for giving us the chance to win your lovely candy.

  95. colleen Hawley

    Happy Birthday! Shopping in line!!

  96. Not shopping this weekend – too many crowds for me. Only shopping this weekend is my Stamping Up catalogs!

    Happy Birthday, BTW! I love your site – bounce here often – today your candy was just too tempting not to say hello!

  97. I stay away from the stores as much as possible–online all the way for me!

  98. I’m shopping at home, including my Stampin Up Order. Can’t forget shopping for stamps.

  99. Connie Lambropoulos

    Happy birthday, Mary! I’ll be doing a little in store shopping combined with a little on-line shopping!

  100. Happy Birthday – thanks for sharing the fun with your blog candy giveaway!

  101. Happy Birthday, Mary! I did both. I order some things on line and then I braved the shopping malls in hopes of finding so inspiration for additional gift ideas.

  102. Happy Birthday, hope all your wishes come true this year!!! I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving Day. I believe it is a time for family and friends!! I like to shop on line. I will go to stores, but prefer to shop on line!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  103. I shop online and “inline”, just can’t stay away from either one. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win your goodies.

  104. I did a little bit of both, but didn’t make much progress!

  105. Happy Belated Birthday! This is a delightful batch of blog candy! I did go out in the afternoon on Black Friday- had to have a griddle and electric skillet- after that, went straight home to spend time with the family.

  106. Shannon Miller

    Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you had a relaxing day! Did not see your blog until today since I had a houseful of company! Hope it’s not too late to catch up as I’ve been doing with all my emails, etc. Would love to win the blog candy and share with my scrapbooking and card making pals!

  107. I did just a little shopping online. Mostly, I went into San Francisco to the Dicken’s Christmas Faire with my girlfriends. It’s an annual thing we do each year the day after Thanksgiving. We immerse ourselves in Victorian England, have a high tea, and just walk around the streets of London at the Cow Palace. It’s the beginning of our holiday season and really gets us in the mood for the holidays!

  108. Happy Belated Birthday! I’ve been remiss in saying how much I enjoy your blog–both for the latest with SU and for the stamping inspiration. It’s one of the best I read–thanks so much! I’ve stayed home this weekend and have done only a little online shopping–faster and easier!

  109. Happy Birthday! I will shop on-line.

  110. Happy Birthday To You…on-line shopping for me this weekend!!

  111. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day!

    I started my shopping on-line. Forget those crazy crowds.

  112. I only go to a couple of stores where I can get in and out quickly, much more pleasant shopping online (except the boots I want are totally sold out!). Hope you had a Happy Birthday! And hope I win the blog candy!

  113. Lisa Simons-Clark

    Happy Belated Birthday, Mary. Hope you had a great holiday and birthday this year!
    Good luck braving the shopping crowds. As I’ve said in the past, If I can’t buy it online, I don’t need it 🙂 It makes for better mental health that way.

  114. Happy Birthday Ms. Butterfly of Simple Card Ideas and Cool Inspirations. I am not much of a “Mad Shopper” if you will so I avoid those long lines and anxious people who “must” grab the supposed great buys. Shopping on-line in my PJs is “Blissfully Beautiful”.

  115. Both! I was able to find some great deals online and then was able to head out shopping with my sister, daughter and niece. It was a great night! Happy Birthday Mary! Thanks for thinking of us on your special day.

  116. Definitely Online! Hope you had a great birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

  117. I’m not shopping at all Mary, its a good weekend to do some stampin pretty!

  118. Diane Cavaness

    We’re in the big city for Thanksgiving, and unfortunately there are some things I need to get while I’m here. I’m hoping to avoid the crowds by shopping late rather than early.

  119. Colleen James

    I’m quite happy that I’ll be watching the Black Friday shopping craziness/excitement from far far away in Korea this year. I’m doing my shopping online and having it delivered in time for my arrival back in the States in December!

  120. I will shop at a real store and then Monday start looking to shop virtually. I’m having surgery on the 19th so I have to hustle! Merry Christmas everyone!!

  121. Happy birthday, Mary! I shopped online, but I had to stop in JoAnn’s. Thank you for offering the wonderful blog candy.

  122. I did both! A little online and a lot in line!

  123. Happy Belated Birthday Mary….
    I want to thank you for your wonderful blog and all of the inspiration that you share with us all year long. You are the best!
    I have been shopping online a bit this weekend and speaking of that I need to get my SU order in. Not much into the in person rat race anymore, nothing out there that I need enough to fight the crowds.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    hugs….

  124. Happy Birthday! This year I stood in line for a Black Friday sale for the first time! My husband used to do this for me, so that I was home with the kids, but they’ve been growing up and he decided to go to a football game on Friday. Thank you so much for your site!

  125. Jennifer Arent

    Online shopping all the way!

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  126. I’ve done some “in line” shopping this weeked and may do some “on line” shopping on Cyber Monday. THank you for the chance to win Blog Candy!

  127. Happy birthday, Mary. I shopped online this season since I was doing the cooking this year! Great success followed by some Christmas stamping with the family to get ready for Santa’s arrival!

  128. Happy Birthday. NO shopping this weekend, online or inline.

  129. Never online. Always have to see and touch what I am buying. Happy Birthday!

  130. Kellie Williams

    Did a little shopping at the stores on Friday morning…wasn’t too bad. But I didn’t go to any of the CRAZY stores! 😉

  131. Happy birthday…love going out black friday

  132. I love being in the crowd!

  133. I will be in the mist of the hussel and bussel of the season!

  134. Happy birthday! I won’t be shopping at all this weekend! Can’t stand the crowds and don’t need anything.

  135. Both–had fun shopping with daughters and granddaughters this weekend and also did some shopping online too. Hope your birthday was terrific!

  136. Hope the birthday was wonderful! I was in stores getting some great deals!

  137. Spent the day shopping in-line, had wonderful company so was fun!

  138. Neither…..Flying The Friendly Skies….

  139. Happy Birthday! I shopped in the stores!!!! Thanks

  140. I shopped on line on turkey day and in the stores on black Friday…time ti rest up for cyber Monday!

  141. A Very Happy Birthday to YOU! Wishing you a day filled with lots of smiles and a whole lotta love! I’ve done it all! I got some really good deals on Black Friday. But I have to say shopping on line is the easiest way to shop!

  142. Karen Ferguson

    Wouldn’t think of going shopping in that mess. Went shopping last night and a little late this afternoon. No crowds at all.

  143. Bonnie in Virginia

    I am spoiled to shopping online for most of what I buy and especially stamping hauls 😉 Such great and generous blog candy, thanks for chance to win.
    Wishing you a wonderful healthy year ahead!

  144. Happy Birthday, Mary.
    What a sweet thought to give a gift on your birthday! Handmade cards are a great present any time of the year.

  145. Linda Strouse

    I’m staying home to enjoy visits from my children and grandchildren, coming to Michigan all the way from California. However, we did explore my recently delivered box of goodies from my very first order as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Lots of oohing and ahhing for sure.

  146. Not this year. Thanks for the chance.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  147. Just a little of both this weekend, but mostly just rested at home and enjoyed all my crafting newsletters!

  148. Mary first let me say Happy Birthday! and thanks for a chance at that yummy blog candy! Wow what a prize. You are so generous!

  149. I’ll be shopping online this weekend and finishing up on my christmas cards.

  150. Happy Birthday! What a generous give away! As great as the deals are I’m trying to avoid spending any more money. Happy shopping to everyone else!

  151. I am doing all of my shopping online this year.

  152. Jeffalee Hansen

    Most of my shopping has been online this year. Much more fun than the mall. The prizes look delightful. Thanks for thinking of us stampers!

  153. Debbie Kingsbury

    My daughter’s birthday too. We’re doing both. Online and at the stores

  154. Happy Birthday, Mary. I love your blog. Ive check it regularysincr you started it. Thank you for the chance to win!

  155. No shopping for me… too busy stamping! 🙂

  156. Shopping online this weekend. The only way to go in snowy North Carolina mountains.

  157. I used to always shop after thanksgiving sales,I’d get up at 3 am and shop for hours.i loved it.but leaving my famil and friends on thanksgiving just doesn’t seem worth it to me.i would rather spend time with those I love than be at a department store on thanksgiving.i am new to stampin up and love your cards.happy birthday !

  158. Kelly Collins

    Happy Birthday, Mary. My family and I went shopping (brick & mortar) at King of Prussia Mall in PA. WOW! So big and so many people. The energy and excitement was really fun!

  159. sheryl cushman

    Happy Birthday, Mary. Hope you had a wonderful day. No shopping at the stores Thanksgiving night or the next few days after. I like to keep Thanksgiving as the holiday it is. To give thanks and spend time with family and friends.
    Planning my day for Monday. Making Christmas cards with my “adopted” grandkids. They love to stamp- and this is just a wonderful time to do so.

  160. Not a fan of the crowds so online shopping only this weekend – Hope you had a Happy Birthday! Thanks for your contest!

  161. I did some online shopping to avoid the mayhem. However I was VERY tempted to take advantage of some of the awesome deals advertised at the brick and mortars. My sanity and safety are worth more than a coupon.

    Happy belated birthday! Your art is inspiring.

  162. Belated happy birthday Mary. I’ve been out of town, visiting relatives for Thanksgiving, but also managed to visit 3 different ‘chain’ craft stores, getting wonderful bargains – like a rolling cart for my card making supplies. I’ll need the wheeled version for the treasures I just ordered on-line from SU!

  163. Gail W Schwarzgruber

    Happy Belated Bday wishes to you.
    Love the selection of cards as I am always looking for more ideas and it is amazing what one thing on one card can inspire!

  164. Stephanie Lopez

    Happy Birthday Mary!! I will be be doing both types of shopping.

  165. I will be shopping online. It is easier and that gves me a little more time home to prepare for Christmas which could give me time to make a few cards.

  166. Shopping for a couple hours then went ice skating with the kids; skating was much more fun!!

  167. Happy, happy birthday Mary! I shopped later out at the stores on Friday, and also did some online shopping. Not as much fun since my kids are grown now, but maybe someday I’ll have grandbabies to shop for 🙂

  168. Happy Birthday and Thanks for the chance to win! I like online shopping…what could be more convient??

  169. Marcia Limitone

    I’ve been shopping in-line…lines haven’t been too bad because I avoided the early Black Friday crowds and shopped later. Thanks for the chance to win your collection of cool SU items.

  170. Wow – what a fabulous prize package! I celebrated Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally-owned places today 🙂 and also made one, brave trip to Target Thursday evening (for crafting supplies, of course!) Hope your birthday was fabulous.

  171. Happy Birthday Mary!!!! Staying home enjoying the company of my Family. Making cards, trimming the tree and watching Christmas videos. My favorite White Christmas. Have a great day.

  172. A belated Happy Birthday Mary. Most of my shopping will be online, I avoid the crowds as much as I can.

  173. I prefer to shop online because I can quietly sit at my computer, or sit with my tablet, (in my PJ’s if I want!) and avoid those holiday crowds. Low-stress holiday shopping works for me!

    PS: Mary, I love your Blog Candy ~ thank you for offering this great set of goodies 🙂

  174. Stayed away until today – needed to return a coffee maker that stopped working – was surprised that Kohl’s and Target weren’t crowded – was in and out.

  175. I will be staying home, learning how to make stampin up links for my wish list.
    Too much fun!

  176. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thank you so much for sharing beautiful cards and projects on-line. You are truly an inspiration. I started shopping at the brick and mortar stores a little before Black Friday. Not too much stashed away just yet – but, at least, I feel I have some of the shopping done. Hope you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving.

  177. Too busy to shop, having a great time enjoying my family, especially my grandsons. Happy Birthday, November is a great month to have a birthday, my is at the beginning of the month.

  178. Definitely online. Warm and cozy in front of the computer!

  179. I went to Clay Terrace in Carmel, In with 2 of my sister in laws, wasn’t really crowded so we did a little selfish shopping and had lunch!!

  180. Happy Birthday! I’ll be doing a little in-line and online shopping this year. Lucky me!

  181. Happy Birthday, maybe a little late, but just as sincere! I did go out for one thing on Friday but only to the little local Radio Shack. Was in and out in less than 15 minutes. They had a portable hard drive for a really good price and I need something to back up all my pictures. Our computer is getting older and I don’t want to take the chance of losing my pics and memories of important events and everyday life. I will do most of my shopping online since all of our family lives elsewhere.

  182. Happy Birthday Mary, sorry I’m a day late! Been busy cleaning up my crafting area and just now got online again after not being on since before Thanksgiving! I definitely prefer to shop online if possible and if I HAVE to go to the store for something, I definitely do NOT go during any “sale” time where there will be a crowd.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kathy

  183. Helen Schadegg

    Happy Birthday to you! I went shopping on Friday, but only to stores who stayed closed on Thursday. Sort of like tryong to shop American without buying made in China. sheesh! Going to try to keep my shopping to family friendly stores…it is not going to be easy. Making a lot of my gifts though, so we’ll see how it goes. Would LOVE your gift of product though! Thanks for ALL you do for us out here!

  184. First, Happy Birthday!!!

    I’ve already done my shopping, it was online. It’s our 4th wedding anniversary next week and modern is appliances, so what better than a freezer, it will really come in handy during the hot summer in Arizona next year.

  185. Maggie Minnich

    Yea!!! LOVE blog candy! Even though I’ve never won any yet, it’s still fun to look at what is being given away and dream of what I could make! LOL Seriously, though, happy birthday and thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. You rock!

  186. My birthday is November 29th too! My mom and I got out in all the mess, but it was worth it for the deals we got! Hope you had a good birthday!

  187. My husband was brave and went to the stores on Friday morning. I did some shopping online since I had to work on Friday!!!

  188. My birthday is November 29th too!! My mom and I got out in all the mess, but it was worth it for the great deals we got:) hope you had a good birthday!

  189. I’m an online kind of girl….loving this Tucson weather!

  190. It might be your birthday, but we get the gifts! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  191. Happy Belated Birthday, Mary!

    I plan to skip the shopping all together this weekend, except to go to the tree farm to reserve a Christmas tree. I shopped early because now I can’t see my feet!!! (I’m due in a few weeks!). 🙂

    Although there is always the possibility for a wee bit of online shopping juuuuust for mama….

    Best wishes to you! Thanks for the card ideas!!

    Amy

  192. Oh my goodness- what a wonderful array of goodies! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy birthday to you, what a generous person to share a gift on your day! I’m doing no shopping this weekend – I’m all done already! 🙂

  193. RobertaTimmons

    Yes I went yo Michaels for there doorbusters.

  194. Shopping online pre-Thanksgiving! Happy Birthday to you! We’re celebrating my hubby’s big 5-0 today (11/30). Thanks for a chance to win!

  195. Mary, wishing you a very fun birthday!
    As for me, I am styling away from the malls.
    Perhaps I will go into our small downtown area.
    Have a great holiday season!
    HUGS

  196. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY !!! Sorry I didn’t even turn on my computer until now . I baby sat all day yesterday for my somewhat ” Grandbaby”. I don’t have any and the parents know how badly I’d like one of three children to have just one Baby. So the parents have taken me up on the offer for me to take care of their little one while they run our community center once in a while. Well I plan my days by if I get her or not and I’m getting two days in a row !!! YAH !!!! While all of that is going on in my life, Thank you for having this offer for us to win. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  197. Bonnie C. Chandler

    “h A p P Y b I r T h D a Y, Mary!!”
    No shopping for me. I have a birthday card to make for my son. He will be 29 on Saturday, 30 November. The weekend will be spent with family and friends, a warm toasty fire in the wood stove, and many thankful moments to warm the heart!
    Warm winter wishes to all, from the great Northwest!!

  198. Happy Belated Birthday, Mary. I will be doing online shopping over the weekend. I don’t like waiting in line.

  199. I’ll be shopping online this year… from the comfort of my couch and in my favorite PJs with an iced coffee in hand! I’ll take that over the long lines (and threat of violence!) any day! Thanks for the chance to win!

  200. I hate the crowds, but seem to be drawn to the sales anyhow. Having several December birthdays as well has me starting on Black Friday and continuing until the last things are in the mail. Of course, a handmade card is a must for each gift.

  201. not shopping at all!

  202. Happy Birthday a day late Mary Hope it was a good one.
    I have been out shopping at the mall lots of people but got my one item.
    thank you for your blog and sharing your beautiful cards I have learned so much from you.
    Vickie

  203. I’ll be shopping on-line for now. Happy Birthday and remember calories don’t count on your birthday so enjoy your cake or special treat! Thanks for all you share and for the chance to win this awesome prize.

  204. Happy Birthday Mary! I’m not shopping until Monday!

  205. Happy belated Birthday, Mary! Cyber shopping is the only way to shop. Especially when you can get free shipping! Lines? Who needs ’em!

  206. I will not be doing any “inline shopping”!! I think those people are CRAZY!! Haha!! Thank you for the chance to win! It would be fun to have a Christmas surprise come a little early by the way of blog candy!!!
    Hugs,
    Geri

  207. Hope you had a great birthday, Mary. Husband and I shopped inline Black Friday, got some good bargains. Love your blog, lots of beautiful ideas.

  208. I will be staying away from the stores this weekend. I worked on Black Friday, and had no desire to brave the stores after work. I did a little shopping pre-Thanksgiving, and will finish up when stores will hopefully be less crazy. Besides that, our family trades names for Christmas, and we just did that at Thanksgiving. No one had “wish lists” ready, so I’ll have to wait on those before I can get started. Besides, there’s still plennnty of time before Christmas, right?
    Hope you have been having a fabulous, relaxing birthday weekend. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy.

  209. Happy birthday! I am definitely an online shopper – no crowds for me! 🙂

  210. I shopped in a lovely little town in Maine to support some small businesses. The rest will be done online. Happy birthday!

  211. I am an online shopper! Love shopping in my Jammie’s! Happy Birthday Mary!

  212. Happy Birthday Mary! I went window shopping on Friday 🙂 And today, Saturday I might so window shopping again 🙂
    I am endlessly wishing to win Endless Wishes because I missed buying it. Thank you for the chance to win!

  213. Shopping! Happy Belated Birthday Mary!

  214. No shopping for me ! I might look online Monday and for sure I will be checking out Stampin’ Up’s Cyber Monday deals !!
    I hope your birthday was as fabulous as you are !!

  215. Happy [belated] Birthday, Mary!! I went Black Friday shopping yesterday with my mom and husband – hubby bought new tires and then we walked around the mall some, went to an Amish market, and then home. We always go out after the brave early morning shoppers, so it’s not too crazy. 🙂 Happy holidays!!

  216. Happy Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing it with us! My fingers were flying on the keyboard and my feet were toasty at home – no reason to mess with the crowds.

  217. I was in line, all the way! And I have the sore feet and back to prove it! Now I am going to the movies to sit in a nice comfy chair for a few hours and eat some nice fattening popcorn…AHHHH!
    Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

  218. Cindy said
    Love receiving your daily emails with all of your beautiful cards that you share. Happy Birthday.

  219. Amy Turner-Nasset

    Hi Mary, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I did both online and in person at a store shopping on Black Friday. I am almost done with all my Christmas shopping already. Because I did some shopping early early Friday morning I slept in and didn’t go out to the stores until 9:30 am. I got what I wanted and missed all the craziness! It was the best of both worlds. Love the blog candy! I so want the Endless Wishes stamp set! I tried to order it twice with no luck. Thank you for sharing your passion and inspiration. It always gets my stamping juices flowing. I admire your hard work and dedication. I know keeping your blog current and posting every day takes a lot of time and planning and energy. I really appreciate it!! I have started following several of your team members from your blog hops too, love those too. I hope you and your family have a blessed holiday season. And Happy Birthday! I hope you had lots of fun and laughter.

  220. Barbara Woodard

    Happy birthday. Hope its awesome!!. I will be doing both. Online and brick and mortar in lines with fellow shoppers.

  221. Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I hope it was as wonderful as your talents 🙂

  222. Hi Mary,
    Hope your birthday was special and very happy.
    As for me, I had to go to a store for a frame on Friday, but the majority of my shopping will be from the comfort of my computer chair on Monday. 😉 My birthday is coming up and I’m celebrating by staying out of the massive crowds! Thanks for offering the wonderful blog candy!

  223. I hope you had an awesome birthday and a Happy Thanksgiving!!! I love all of the beautiful stuff you create. Everything is so fresh and clean.

  224. What a thoughtful way to start the holiday season. And, being Thanksgiving, I want you to know I am very thankful for all your kindness I have enjoyed since signing up. I look forward to your blog every day,. And, Happy Birthday! ! ! !

  225. Happy Birthday Mary! I did not participate in any Black Friday festivities – I sent my husband! I was at work…a little blog candy to add to the stash would be great! Many thanks for sharing!

  226. Diana Herrera

    A very Happy Birthday to you…
    Online of course. No chance of injury!

  227. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY !
    Definitely an on line shopper; there were plenty of Black Friday deals
    and I’m looking forward to Cyber Monday. Nothing like sitting here
    listening to Christmas music and clicking away !!

  228. Tanja Fussell

    Happy Birthday! 🙂 I own’t be doing much shopping. What I do, I do on line. I’m saving my pennies for SU!!

  229. I will be doing neither online or in store shopping.

  230. I did brave a few stores late Thanksgiving evening.
    Don’t know if I will ever do that again.
    Thanks for the chance to win all of those wonderful Stampin Up products. You can never have enough!
    Happy Birthday!

  231. Patricia Preston

    Your posts continue to inspire me every single day!

    Happy Birthday!

  232. My daughter and I are going to do a little window shopping!

  233. I am both an online and in-line girl.

  234. Happy birthday, Mary! Love your blog! We will be doing some Saturday shopping, hope to support some small businesses today. My parents are visiting from Michigan and we are going out to find a house-warming present for my daughter and her husband who will be moving into her first home next week. Fun times with family. I will also do some cyber-shopping on Monday and of course, checkout Stampin Up’s sale then, too. I wish you a great year, Mary! I hope your Thanksgiving weekend has been as good as mine!

  235. Happy birthday! This is the first time in many years that I decided not to go to the stores on Black Friday and shop online instead.

  236. Princess Judy

    Happy Belated Birthday, Mary! I was my high school friend’s birthday as well only I missed getting a card out in time. It isn’t that I missed it completely–I knew her birthday was the last week in November, I just didn’t know *this* was the last week in November. It was quite a shock to find out about the holiday this week. I did both shopping on line and in person. The on line was a few presents for hubby and in person was at Petsmart. No crazy crowds there. Too bad. I was ready to fight to the death for a new hooded litter box!

  237. I am always inspired by your creativity, Mary. I wonder if you ever sleep?
    That give away is worth coveting, so I do!
    Many happy returns of your birthday.

  238. I will NOT be shopping anywhere in person this weekend!
    I’ll just stay home and stay warm & cozy with stampin’ projects. 🙂
    Hope you had a great birthday, Mary. You are an inspiration to us!

  239. Happy Birthday. I still like going to the stores…It puts me in the holiday spirit..

  240. Hi! I will be shopping online. Happy Birthday to you! And thank you for all that you share.

  241. Hope you had an excellent birthday! I’ll be doing most of my shopping online, but might go visit a few small businesses in the area today and Monday.

  242. Maureen Albert

    Mary, thanks for a chance to win some “goodies”. You gave me a better chance to win than the Mega Millions drawing. Happy Birthday.

  243. Happy Birthday to you…Happy Birthday to you……….
    Shopping???? It’s not December 23 yet? The majority of my shopping is done on line thru World Vision. My grandkids decided 3 yrs ago that rather than gifts for them, they wanted the money to go to our sponsored child in Mozambique. they have a ball going thru the World Vision magazine picking out chickens, ducks, a goat or putting the money towards digging a well in a nearby community. Merry Christmas to you!

  244. Hope you had a marvelous birthday and thanks for the opportunity to possibly win all these fabulous goodies! Shopping is something I do throughout the year, so not so much on Black Friday. I do go along with others, but this year I didn’t have anyone to shop with, so stayed home. Hope you have a marvelous December!

  245. Melissa Tobias

    Happy Birthday hope you had a fabulous day!!! My shopping will definitely be on-line there’s no way I will be dealing with crowds this weekend;-).

  246. Happy birthday! Shopping online this year. Can’t wait for the Monday sales

  247. Cindie McDuffee

    Happy Belated Birthday, Mary, with many happy returns!

  248. Tammie Koehnen

    Happy Birthday! I’m doing my shopping online at Amazon for some kindle books for family members. It’s so easy and I don’t have to deal with crowds of crazy people! Then I’m off to finish my Christmas cards this weekend. Thanks for the chance to win!

  249. Hi Mary! Love your blog. I will be doing a bit of brick and mortar shopping but mostly preparing craft kits for a preschool class I visit every year. Happy Birthday! Cindi

  250. Amy Passwater

    I shopped on Black Friday both online and in line.

  251. I will be shopping in stores and also online. I like the energy of the crowds but get a lot more done online!

  252. No shopping for me today – it’s time to “Deck the Halls”! My tree awaits!

  253. Happy Birthday Mary! Shopping will be done online! No inline shopping for me! Your website is amazing! I love getting your daily emails! Keep them coming!

  254. Most of my shopping is finished…..so I will be staying home! Trying to stay warm and work on some craft projects.
    Happy Birthday and enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend. Thank you for the chance to win.

  255. Jennifer Partridge

    Hi Mary,

    Hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 🙂 How generous of you to offer such a wonderful prize when it’s your special day!

    I definitely shop online; don’t have the patience to stand in line…not to mention having to fight the crowds! 😉

    Thank you so much for sharing wonderful creations and for the chance to win!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  256. I have shopped in the stores this whole week and will did a little Black Friday shopping–but did it late in the day and no crazy lines! Now what’s left on my list will be online and I really must get craftingscrapbookstar handmade gifts! Happy birthday!

  257. Jean Lubicich

    I much prefer online shopping but sometimes I do just want to get out and browse. So I went out for about an hour last evening.

  258. Happy birthday!! I’m excited to find out we share the day.
    Yes it really is my birthday too. No shopping for me today
    I spent the day with family. What more could I ask for
    On my birthday.

  259. Beth K. Mills

    Only hit two stores AFTER the midnight rush (at 8:30 am). Will shop mostly online. Can’t wait for Stampin’ Up’s Cyber Monday specials!! Happy Birthday Mary!

  260. Happy birthday Mary!!! I wish I knew in advance to have sent you a card

  261. Happy belated birthday Mary. I check your blog daily for inspiration and love your card making style. As for shopping, enjoying the time with out of town relatives so no shopping this crazy weekend for me. Thanks for opportunity to win your blog candy!

  262. Happy Birthday Mary! I went for a gift for grandson at Target and 1/2 before opening, the lot was FULL and the people were waiting in a line that wrapped around the bldg! I came home………those lines are not for me.

  263. Happy Birthday weekend. I hope you are pampered and loved this weekend. I have to run to Hobby Lobby today as I am out of very important crafting items but no other shopping for me in the store. Luckily, I have done most of mine on line already.

  264. How sweet to share your birthday in such a generous way. I read your blog every day and have learned so much. Thanks for all the inspiration. Love your “1 minute to Wow’s”.

  265. Happy Birthday!!! Online is the the way to go..No pushing, complainin or yelling from home.

  266. This would be a big boost to get me back into stampin…!

  267. I never shop stores on Black Friday. Too much stress. The news said last night that the prices are the same that the stores had for a couple of other holidays this fall anyway. Thanks for your daily inspiration, Mary and belated Happy Brthday.

  268. In store but late in the day!!

  269. Happy Birthday! Online?is there another way to shop?

  270. Bethany Miller

    In line….but since I went on Friday (not Thursday night), lines were MUCH more reasonable. Now onto small business Saturday today! Happiest of birthdays to you!!

  271. Kelley Yohler

    I have been shopping on line for 2 days! My boys are older now so its real easy
    Have a blessed holiday.

  272. I am on on-line shopper. Happy Birthday

  273. I will be shopping online 🙂

  274. I try to avoid crowds as I worked retail for almost ten years but I am going out today

  275. Happy Birthday to a fellow Sagittarius! ALWAYS online shopping if there is a choice!

  276. Happy Birthday, Mary. Absolutely amazing blog candy offering there. Thanks for all of your inspiration!

  277. Hi Mary! I didn’t realize our birthdays were so close! Mine was the 21st! I really wish I had ordered that Endless Wishes stamp set but unfortunately they sold out before I got too! I am still crying about that! Good Luck to all! I left a comment on your facebook page I don’t know if it counts on there or not!

  278. Happy birthday to you!!! Local privately owned small businesses only this year. No lines meet your neighbors have fun!

  279. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY! If I do any shopping this weekend it will definitely be on line. I’m hoping to spend my extra time stamping!!

  280. Except for groceries and my LSS, I will try to stay away from the stores till after the “mad rush”. I would rather pay for postage, shopping online, than face those crowds. What else does one really need, other then food and SU? LOL!

  281. Janice Kohles

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! How kind are you!!! this is an amazing giveaway 🙂 I did a little of both was in Micheals today… Picking up a crafty Christmas list for my 9 year old and online for my son. So a little of both. But If I won this it would be my Christmas gift 🙂

  282. Jeannie Homan

    Happy birthday Mary! You’re too kind giving us a spectacular gift on your birthday!

  283. Happy Birthday, Mary! Hope it was a fun day for you! I wanted to shop, but had to work today. I was the only one in the office too!

  284. I’ll be home in my PJ’s infront of my computer. I’m letting my fingers do the shopping this year…Here’s hopeing you have a great Birthday….

  285. No way standing in line out in the cold! I will be online shopping for sure and hoping for an early start on making Christmas cards! Happy Birthday Mary and I hope you have many happy returns. Thanks so much for the chance to win this great blog candy…would love to be lucky enough to win this!

  286. Happy B! Awesome pretties! Glad I’m not the only one into giving stuff away on my birthday – kids learning to be generous too but still swayed by school buddies about what they get for birthdays and holidays. I like giving them experiences and memories better =P

  287. Leilani Landis

    My 15 year old daughter and I spent most of today shopping. My daughter is in driver’s ed so it was good practice as she did all of the driving from store to store! Lots of great buys on gifts and no lines!

  288. I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday and I don’t see an edit button. Happy Birthday!!!

  289. I have only done Black Friday shopping twice in my life and really don’t have the desire to fight the crowds. I’m a party-pooper, I guess. I did purchase a few things on line early this morning though … safer, no crowds by which to get trampled :o)

  290. Online and in-line 😉 happy birthday!

  291. No way do I want to fight the mad crowds out there on Black Friday. Online shopping for me!

  292. I did a little on-line shopping. No stores for me!

  293. Happy Birthday! No shopping. Just sitting in the cold with my daughter selling Girl Scout cookies.

  294. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous blog candy! I ventured out a little but later in the day, I really would rather shop online during this time of year.

  295. Happy Birthday, Mary!

    I hope to make one stop at one local store. No more tomorrow. Too much to do this weekend to spend much time out and about. Thank you for a chance to win your very nice prize.

  296. Happy Birthday!
    We will be shopping in a line and online.

  297. I love to shop online. Thanks!

  298. Mary, I will be shopping online this year. Too crazy trying to go amongst the crowds! Best of luck to you and your shopping endeavors!
    Mindy Clove

  299. I braved what I thought was going to lots of traffic and crowds today, Black Friday, only to find the opposite! So I think I will go out again tomorrow! Happy birthday!!! You are blessed to have very good genes! 🙂

  300. Happy, happy birthday!! I won’t be shopping @ all as my children & grandchildren are here through Sunday. I’d rather be w/ them than shopping!

  301. I’ll be shopping in the stores and online. Trying to get the best deals!

  302. Online for sure!

  303. Happy birthday, Mary – hope you had a wonderful day! Most of my shopping is done online, however, my hubby and I went to town today but not until 5:00 P.M.! Wasn’t bad at all!

  304. Wendy Goodchild

    I will be online shopping.

  305. Happy Birthday Mary!
    No shopping today…traveling back home after a wonderful Thanksgiving with family.
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Emily

  306. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!! I’m not one for crowds but I will probably order online. Thanks for the chance!

  307. Happy Birthday!((^_^))
    I bought two sweaters from JCrew, and some pretty ribbon, Can’t wait to get home to start crafting.

  308. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope it’s been great!!! I’m shopping online. No way you’ll catch me in those kinds of crowds.

  309. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be doing my shopping online so I can spend time with family.

  310. Nadine Hogrefe

    Happy Birthday! Absolutely no shopping for me…I did it once….never again!!!!!

  311. Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day!!
    I shopped online yesterday morning and in line for just a bit today, late enough to take my two little ones and miss the crowds and lines:)

  312. Linda Ressetar

    Happy Birthday ! It is enough that you shae your talent but it is beyond in that you are also sharing awesome blog candy !! I have done all my shopping so far online. Just couldnt find anything I wanted bad enough to mingle with the masses !

  313. Kathy Anthony

    I shopped in line, crazy I guess. Happy Birthday, thanks for your inspiration!

  314. Yes, I was shopping “in line” today. For me it’s just part of the holidays. If you time it right the lines aren’t too long. Hope your birthday was a wonderful day!

  315. Linda Ressetar

    Happy Birthday ! Its enough that you share yur talent but sharing goodies is above and beyond !! Thans for the chance to win awesome blog candy !

  316. Paige Gonzalez

    I’m afraid I don’t like all the crowds and hub bub that Black Friday or this weekend brings. I have already placed orders on line for Black Friday specials. I definitely prefer the cyber experience! Happy Birthday and thank you for the chance to win so blog candy. I love your blog and look forward to your updates….

  317. Hope you had a great birthday! I tend to shop a lot online. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  318. VIRTUAL! There’s nothing better than sitting in front of my computer in my jammies and a cup of coffee getting all my shopping done on-line. No traffic to deal with or crowds to fight.

  319. I didn’t shop til later today when the crowds had subsided.

  320. I’ll be doing a little of both. Definitely trying to hit the locally owned shops tomorrow on shop small Saturday! Hope you have a fantastic birthday and that all birthday wishes come true 🙂

  321. Happy birthday! I vowed I was not going to ‘brick and mortar’ shop today, but we did for one thing. I will probably do the rest of my major shopping online.

  322. Happy Birthday! I’ll be doing a little of both!

  323. My only shopping today was on-line, with. . .StampinUp! No lines and some good bargains, what could be better! Thanks for the best Black Friday idea yet!

  324. Cynthia Tuttle

    We used to get up early and deal with the crowds to get the early bird deals, but now I enjoy shopping on-line. No lines, no cold temperatures, no crowds and no leaving the house to chase down a deal. I love when the UPS man pulls up in front of my house!! It’s exciting when I open that box…it’s like Christmas for me!!

  325. Online shopping… Lego, Lego and mo Lego… Happy birthday! May you not find Lego as your gift too!

  326. I am shopping online and DH is in the stores. 🙂

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  327. I will be doing both-I’m just about done with Christmas shopping.
    Happy Birthday!!

  328. Carole Doolittle

    Hope you had a great Birthday and your friends and family spoiled you rotten. I will be shopping on line as there are no drive through stores that I know of in San Diego. Are there any in Arizona?

  329. Happy birthday! I braved the stores and had a great time with my mom, aunt, and sister! This is one of our traditions and we enjoy the challenge!

  330. Happy, happy birthday Mary!! I am doing a little of both online and brick and mortar. Thanks for continuing to inspire me.

  331. Happy birthday!
    I will be doing both!

  332. I’m ordering on line this year as much as possible. I tend to buy more when shopping at the store.

  333. Happy Birthday! For me, it’s just not the holidays until you’ve stood in line to buy something you could have easily ordered online. Like another lady in that long line I was in said, “I’ve got to see it, touch it and smell it before I buy it”. On the up-side, I’m almost finished with my shopping and it’s not even Dec. 1! Thanks for all your inspiration and the chance for some great blog candy! Lisa G.

  334. Happy Birthday, Mary!!! We went out a little, but opted to spend most of our time with family. My son came up with his girlfriend and her four year daughter for Thanksgiving and the got engaged while they were here!!!!

  335. Sharon Robrahn

    I won’t be shopping because I work on the other side of counter and help people who are shopping in our Bed Bath and Beyond. When I am done with my shift, I do not want to stand up and shop. 🙂 I am grateful for the job!

  336. I think I will wait til the rush of Black Friday is over before I venture out to do my Christmas shopping.

  337. michelle murray

    Ill be shopping online! Crowds give me anxiety. Its easier for me to see all the deals and make better decisions online too.

  338. Online is the way to go! I just can’t see myself out in the crowds…ew. Spent the day helping my daughter and son-in-law organize their craft/music room and their office. I am an organizing fool -just can’t get enough of it. SOooo much more fun than being out in the crowds. Happy Holidays!

  339. Happy, happy birthday! Hope it was a good one!

  340. Happy Birthday!!! I stayed home this year as well.

  341. I am a personal caregiver for my mother which makes it hard to get out, so all my shopping will be online! No crowds and shopping 24/7!! Too bad I don’t have as much money as I would like for spending :-(( Happy Birthday Mary.

  342. Nicole Westcote

    I am an on line shopper. Don’t want to face the crowds!

  343. I will be shopping online (go Stampin’ Up!!) and inline. I actually went to our local shopping mall today and was only in line for about 30 minutes. Yay!!

  344. I hope you had a great birthday. I think I may be doing a little in store and on line shopping. Thanks for the opportunity to win such great stampin up items. Pat

  345. Happy Birthday Mary!!!
    Hope you celebrated in style.
    Shopping will be done mostly online.
    Have a good weekend!

  346. Did a little store shopping today (no lines) and now going to trim the tree. Happy birthday to you and thanks for giving me an opportunity to win your blog candy.

  347. I went to a couple stores today a got a few things!

  348. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Mary, happy birthday to you!!

    I actually braved ToysRUs for some doorbusters and couldn’t resist snagging some online sales as well.

  349. Happy Birthday!! I absolutely love your creativity and beautiful projects. Me, I’m shopping online this weekend!! More time to play with paper!!

  350. Patricia Swagler

    Happy birthday! I don’t like to shop in crowds so I stay home. I did some on-line shopping earlier in the week. Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy.

  351. Happy birthday Mary,
    I do not spend alot of money on shopping, I try to create items and I encourage the family time spent together instead of the gift giving.
    Have a great calm season coming.

  352. I will be doing my shopping on line. Not going to mess with the crowds. Thank you for sharing all of your creativity.

  353. Carol Carriveau

    Happiest birthday wishes, Mary!!! You are sharing some really wonderful blog candy! I will be shopping in the comfort of my home, no lines, no pushing or shoving….on-line shopping is a great way to avoid the hassles of being out in the crazy crowds…for me that is! Thanks for sharing a great gift on your very special day! Hope you can celebrate all weekend and then some!

  354. Julie Learned

    Hi Mary! I will be doing a little bit of both this weekend and hopefully getting some crafting done too! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win!

  355. Happy Birthday, Mary!!! I do most of my shopping online – it helps me to avoid the impulse purchases!

  356. For the first time ever, I will be shopping “in line” this weekend! 🙂
    Hope your birthday was lovely!

  357. My own shopping will be mainly online, but I’ve been invited to spend the day shopping with my 16 year old son, and I’m treating him to lunch at Red Lobster

  358. Happy Birthday to a very talented and inspiring woman! I’ll be doing all my shopping from the comfort of my couch online.

  359. Happy Birthday, Mary! I shopped in a few stores today and I shopped online. Online is definitely more comfortable!!! We dressed for cold when we went out, but it really heated up today. Better at home in my t-shirt, jeans and socks w/no shoes.
    :o) Marian in Hotlanta

  360. I think I will just stay home and enjoy some peppermint mochas and Christmas movies!

  361. Hope u had a great day!!! Always love ur designs!

  362. I do most of my shopping online. Since I have twins it isn’t easy to get around in the crowds, especially for long amounts of times!!! Happy Christmas!

  363. I did a little of both, I don’t mind waiting in line for a good deal!! Thanks for the chance to win, I’m a new follower!! Happy Birthday!

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  364. Eileen Pisani

    Happy B-Day! No crazy brick n motar shopping for me, online only. Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!

  365. Happy Happy Birthday — I wish you the best today and all year. Please entry my name in the drawing, how cool!! Thank you.

  366. No shopping for me today – staying home & stamping – due to working, holidays are awesome since it gives me time to play. Yah!!!! Blog candy looks great – Happy Birthday – celebrate all year like I do. Lol – I try to anyway.

  367. Happy Happy Birthday! I did a little shopping online this weekend and also plan to shop “in line” tomorrow. Thanks the chance to win all this cool Stampin Up loot!

  368. We did the crazy standing in line!!

  369. Mary, today’s your birthday! (More Beatles). Hope it was a great day! I was shopping in line. Crowds weren’t too bad. We stayed away from the big malls. Had a wonderful day with my mom and sister, a long time Black Friday tradition. Now I have to think about my Christmas cards. Not sure what I am doing, kind of freaking me out!

  370. Happy Birthday to ya! Thanks for the opportunity, I keep trying to order that Endless Wishes photopolymer set but it keeps going out of stock so, you’re my last shot! I did go IN line shopping today, but in the afternoon. Got my list all done except for stocking stuffer candies!

  371. Anissa Hoehaver

    I am going to see how long I last before the money runs out! Happy Birthday!!!

  372. I work retail so unless it’s picking up some things after work, I’ll be shopping online!

  373. Happy Birthday Mary. No crowds for me today; online shopping only. It took me 2 hours on Wednesday to get out of Walmart and I only had a few items – so you can imagine what the stores were like today. Thanks for a chance to win this candy blog of great SU products.

  374. Happy birthday and thanks for giving on your birthday. As I typically do I will be shopping online, no crowds, free shipping, and often no sales tax.

  375. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope it was wonderful! What an awesome collection of goodies! Have a great holiday!

  376. Glenda Modranski

    Shop, work. Work. Shop. Also did a little online before work. Then will go to church Sunday and do some shopping afterwards for the church Christmas party. If I’m really lucky, I will be done by Monday. Have a Happy Birthday Mary with many more to come.

  377. Happy Birthday, Mary!! I am doing most of my shopping online I will wait and hit the stores during the week when it is quieter. Hope you have an amazing day and a wonderful holiday!!

  378. Happy Birthday Mary, I love checking your blog every day to see what you’ve created. Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve been out shopping and have been shopping online too!

  379. Happy birthday! How nice of you to treat us on your birthday! As for shopping — it is NOT for me! I don’t like crowds and honestly I don’t enjoy shopping that much! I’ll be staying home and playing ‘catch up’ with my time off! If I get all my work done — then I get to stamp!!!

  380. Happy Birthday, Mary! I am shopping in store AND online. I already did the in store deal and missed the crowds. My online shopping will be with StampinUp!

  381. Happy Birthday Mary…Enjoy!

    I’m definitely staying inside warm and cozy! Shopping online filling “wish lists” for friends and family!

  382. Julie Fiehler

    Happy birthday Mary! I shopped both online and in person! It was a fun day with family and friends!!

  383. Happy Birthday. I shop in the store!

  384. I’m definitely more of any online person then an in-line person…working in retail is enough to through me off in person shopping for life.

  385. I am going to shop inline! I am going to be going to some small hometown businesses.

  386. Hi Mary~ It’s on line for me~ Don’t like crowds! What a lot of goodies you’re offering… Hope I win! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!

  387. only on-line…….no lines.

  388. Marilyn Alalem

    Happy Birthday! I shopped in line at a small outlet store and lucky there was only my husband and I along with family of 4. I was able to find several items. Happy Holidays.

  389. Absolutely enjoying the shopping online! Happy Birthday, Mary!

  390. Happy Birthday Mary! I’m not a fan of the large crowds so I’ll be shopping online, I love the convenience of having the goodies delivered right to my front door! Thank you for the chance to win!

  391. Happy Happy Birthday Mary. I hope your day has been as blessed as we are by being a part of your very large circle!!!

  392. Happy Birthday Mary – hope it’s been a great one.
    No in-store shopping for me today – but I did venture out yesterday prior to the big sales. Will try going out tomorrow – hoping the stores aren’t crowded. I love shopping online the best! Smiles!

  393. Mary, you inspire me! Thank you for all you do!
    I will be shopping on line, prefer not to brave the crowds.

  394. Teresa Keenan

    Happy birthday Mary! I will be doing a little in line and on line shopping this year. Thanks for offering this wonderful blog candy!

  395. Love to shop either place!!!!! Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!

  396. Happy, Happy, Happy…
    Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday and Happy Shopping.
    I shopped both online and in lines (long ones).
    Now it’s time to start those Christmas cards!
    Enjoy the season one and all!

  397. I did, indeed, do some shopping from home. Just a few clicks and DONE!

  398. NOOOOO shopping at the stores! Happy Birthday!!!

  399. Happy birthday and you’re so sweet gifting us on your day. I’m going cyber shopping.

  400. Happy Birthday! I shopped in the stores Thanksgiving night 11 pm – 4 am. By then the big crowds were gone – no lines and still got some great deals! Shopped online Friday afternoon, then went back to the stores at 6 pm – again no lines and great deals! I think I will stay home and stamp the rest of the weekend. Thanks for the chance to win some FABULOUS blog candy!

  401. Happy Birthday. Wishing you many blessings. I don’t think that I will be doing either this weekend. So far we have been having lots of family time. I think that I will wait until after the madness to finish up our shopping. Gotta love breakfast out with my hubby & then doing some shopping while the kids are in school.

  402. Happiest birthday Stampin’ Pretty girl! I did a little shopping online…no stores for this girl today…work work work! How sweet of you to give presents on your birthday!

  403. Happy Birthday! Here’s to many more! I braved the mall today and may do some online shopping tomorrow.

  404. Tonya bedford

    Oh what endless wishes I have for this stuff!!

  405. I don’t think my first comment posted… I shopped online today because I love sleep too much to go out and shop so early!

  406. Went to the brick and mortar store for a stamp pad! Forgot it In my class order. Won’t match quality of SU pad. Happy Birthday is in order! Enjoy!

  407. I went out for Black Friday to several stores. The crowds are such a part of Christmas and I love it. I waited in line 45 minutes at kohls to make some purchases but I didnt mind at all. I was with my sister and we just talked and talked unti lit was our turn to check out. Then I came home and saw this email for some free blog candy. Whoo-hoo thanks for a chance to win some great product!!

  408. First of all, “Happy Birthday” Mary! Hope you’re enjoying a great day! I’ve shopped “both ways” today. Never did I think I’d go into a store on “Black Friday” but my daughter, daughter-in-law and I had a “girls day out” and picked up some bargains. I also ordered “on-line” items. Have a great year ahead and thanks for the chance to win your generous “blog candy”!
    Diane Gil

  409. Happy Bithday Mary!!! 🙂 I wish you happy holidays.

  410. Started Christmas shopping in the stores today with hubby. Hit some great deals for my neices and nephew!

  411. Always online! It’s crazy out there.

  412. I like to do a a little bit of both kinds of shopping…in stores and in line! I love to shop! But I’m not a crazy early morning deal seeker!! Happy birthday to you. I hope you enjoy your day.

  413. It is our families tradition to have our Thanksgiving dinner then all sit around the table going thru the ads and planning our shopping route. All of the women starting when you are 18 have been hitting the brick and mortar stores for decades..last night the tradition continued. Love doing it!!

  414. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you have a fabulous day!!! Online the only way to go!

  415. I did a lot of waiting in line the last two days! Wish I was done

  416. Happy Birthday! I will be shopping online…so much easier.

  417. Happy Birthday Mary! I like to shop online. Would be nice to win Endless wishes set :). Thank you, my best wishes.

  418. Only online for me today. Hope your birthday is as fantastic as all your creative cards!! Thank you for the chance to win these great supplies. A card maker can never have too may things on hand!!

  419. I will be doing both, however I prefer online! Happy stamping,

  420. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win such a great group of products. I was an in-line shopper today but now it’s on to cyber Monday.

  421. Virtually shopping right now. ?

  422. Happy Birthday! Online shopping for me.

  423. I did some shopping on line a bit in the store today

  424. I have done both. Long lines today but it was worth it 🙂

  425. I will NOT be shopping! I not only have to work but go in 2 hours early! Mary, I didn’t know our birthdays were so close(mine was last -Nov. 21st) Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! Unfortunately I missed out on the Endless Wishes stamp set! It sold out before I got to buy it! (BOO HOO!) Just maybe I will win this one!!!!!

  426. Happy Birthday Mary!!! I did a little of both! Coach is better in person and it has become a Thanksgiving tradition! 🙂

  427. I will be shopping, but at low-key, small and not so crowded stores. I hope you have a dazzling birthday!

  428. Happy Birthday! I am not shopping this weekend – just spending time with my husband, children and grandson!

  429. Hope your Birthday was wonderful. I’ve been doing my shopping online and much prefer it to fighting the crowds.

  430. Happy Birthday ! I didn’t go shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday, spent it with Family. I will be going out shopping on Saturday. I would love to win. I will give my Thirteen year old Granddaughter the Paper Pumpkin. She would LOVE it !!!

  431. Well hope you have a great birthday! I will be doing a little shopping on line and in line – though not too early!

  432. Have a wonderful birthday Mary!! I ventured into 2 store today, quick in and out. Most of my holiday shopping will be online.

  433. Online only! Happy Birthday.

  434. Andrea Thompson

    Happy Birthday Mary. I will not be shopping at either place….I’m already done. woot woot!!

  435. I shopped on line, on both Thursday and today (Friday)-still get the door buster deals and don’t have to leave the house.

  436. Hope you have a wonderful bday. I will be shopping in the stores but after the madness of this weekend. The holiday is for family and friends. God bless all and good luck all.

  437. Happy Birthday!! I braved the clouds so much fun.

  438. Melissa Hungria

    Happy Birthday Mary! The great thing about having a birthday near Thanksgiving is that it’s one long weekend to celebrate! I was working on report cards, so no shopping for me. Maybe on-line. Maybe. Thanks for your generosity of your giveaway!

  439. No shopping today after hosting yesterday, relaxing, watching a Christmas movie, glass of wine and no one to wait on, everyone for himself, lol. Happy Day After.

  440. Barbra Byrnes

    Happy Happy Birthday Mary. Gosh you gave your parents something to be thankful for didn’t you? Hope you had a wonderful day. As for shopping, I am trying to do as much of it as I can online. Weather here has been cold and me and the cold don’t get along too well.
    Hugs from the kamperstampr

  441. I’ve done both kinds of shopping today. Happy Birthday, Mary.

  442. Oh my gosh this an awesome prize! My birthday was the 26th. Happy birthday to you!!!! If I am not the lucky winner do you by chance have another endless wishes set I could buy?? I really wanted it and had no idea it was going away so quickly. Thanks!

  443. I ventured out to Hobby Lobby today, and it’s actually raining in So Cal!! Love it!! I’ll be in the rest of the day, getting Christmas cards together :-0)

  444. Happy Birthday Mary!!! What a wonderful giveaway to celebrate! Most of my shopping this weekend will be online. 🙂

  445. Happy Birthday!!!

    I will only be shopping on line this weekend!!!

  446. Steph DiGiovanni

    I will be shopping on line and on Stampin Ups website. not feeling like fighting crowds this year! Happy Birthday!

  447. Happy Birthday Mary! I am not shopping at all this weekend. In fact I went to the movies!

  448. Shopping online for sure while the hubby hunts in the Wisconsin woods! Happy Birthday!

  449. Happy Birthday Mary. I had rather do my shopping on-line. I try to get all my shopping done before Thanksgiving.

  450. Tracey Stewart

    Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you take the whole holiday weekend to celebrate it – stretch it out to 4 days – you deserve it. Thanks for a great blog every day. Tracey (I have a Canadian email but a US address in the winter so feel free to pick me for the blog candy – he he)

  451. My husband will be in line and I will tackle on-line. Happy birthday and thanks for the opportunity to win!

  452. Thank You for the chance to win Blog Candy… Happy Birthday Mary!!

  453. Micheline Lueken

    Most of my weekend shopping will be done on-line. Brick and mortor will be done during the week. Now to the important part – Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

  454. Happy Birthday….always enjoy your site and your chances to win. Thank you,

  455. I refuse to participate in the madness…I would much rather stay home & stamp! Happy birthday Mary!

  456. Happy Birthday! Hope it is everything you want it to be. As far as In Line or On Line goes I just had surgery, they removed my gall bladder. So no shopping for me this year, Black Friday or otherwise. Merry Christmas to me! lol 🙂

  457. Happy Birthday to you! I did shop at some of the stores today but, also will be doing some shopping online.

  458. I did a little of both-can’t handle the mall traffic and parking hassles a!nymore

  459. Happy Birthday, Mary. Hope you surrounded with all those you love and love you. I’m in Canada, so I’m not eligible, but could not move on without wishing you a wonderful day!

  460. Happy Birthday, Mary! I do not do any shopping on Black Friday. Spoils the fun for me of taking my time and finding the perfect gifts for friends and family.

  461. Happy birthday to you!!! I shopped online and braved the crowds this afternoon for just a little bit. Thank you so much for the chance to win, which is so very generous of you! Take care and have a wonderful day!

  462. Went shopping!

  463. Jean Alfredson

    Definitely on-line from here on out. Much of my shopping is finished, thankfully. Spending my time on Stampin’ Up projects getting ready for a craft show. Merry Christmas to everyone

  464. Happy Birthday to you, Mary :-). A little bit of both, but mostly in the stores going elbow-to-elbow with my fellow shoppers.

  465. Happy Birthday! I actually did most of my shopping online. About 85% of my shopping was done online and I went into a couple of stores today.

  466. First HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I personally will be staying home…..staying where it’s warm. Any shopping will be done online!

  467. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful birthday! I completed most of my shopping long before Thanksgiving, both on line and in line. I get to enjoy more of the season that way…8-). Thanks for all the inspiration you share!

  468. Happy Birthday hope you have a great day. I will be shopping online on Black Friday this year !

  469. Happiest Birthday to you. I actually shopped today and I found everything on my list.

  470. Happy birthday! I will probably not shop this weekend either online or in a store. My sister and I usually venture out late in the day on Friday but she chose to go on Thanksgiving night (without asking me) so i think I’ll wait and shop when I want.

  471. Have done a little of both up to now. Not sure what the weekend will bring, had considered staying home and addressing my Christmas Cards….Great candy, hope it’s coming my way. You share a birthday with my Mom, Happy Birthday Mary.

  472. I did virtual shopping as well as Brick and mortar shopping with my mom! What a wonderful time.

  473. Just about all of my shopping (except grocery shopping) is done online! I am ‘almost’ finished with my Christmas shopping and got presents wrapped today! I would LOVE to win your ‘candy’ stash! Happy Birthday to you!

  474. Happiest Birthday to you. I actually shopped today and I found everything on my list.

  475. I went shopping not for Black Friday but for groceries. It wasn’t so bad with traffic.

  476. I am shopping both on and off line.

  477. Sarah Barendt

    On line is definitely easier for us! Less stress, no waiting:). Happy Christmas shopping!

  478. Happy Birthday, Mary! As someone who panics in crowds, I’m shopping online! 🙂

  479. Happy Birthday! Hope that you have had a great day as well as a Happy Thanksgiving. How generous of you to offer a chance to win some awesome blog candy! Love it all… I do a combination when it comes to holiday shopping. I order some things on-line, but I do enjoy the hustle and bustle of actual stores. I shopped today for approximately 7 hours with my little girl, my Mom, and two of my Aunts. It is a family tradition! Thanks again for a chance to win! Thank you also for all of the wonderful holiday posts and inspiration…

  480. Valerie Kreilick

    Happy Birthday to you, Mary. I am staying away from crowds online as well. My Christmas is home made

  481. Valerie Kreilick

    online

  482. Theresa Goodletson

    I’m going to a craft show and then I’ll be shopping on-line. Happy Birthday to you!

  483. I did some online and some in the store… the stores were a bit crazy!

  484. Happy Birthday Mary! I unfortunately love the thrill of both online shopping and in-store shopping. I shopped yesterday morning online then left my house last night at 8 p.m. to shop in the stores. At 2:45 a.m. I was finally laying down to catch a three hour nap and then back up at 6 to hit the stores again for more great buys. Would I do this again next year? Absolutely!

  485. Megan Strasser

    Happy birthday to you! I went out last night and this morning out with all the crazies! Only thing I’m doing on Cyber Monday is placing a Stampin Up order!

  486. Happy Birthday Mary!

    I was supposed to be at home stamping cards for my first ever Holiday Fair on Sunday. However, my husband talked me into going shopping for a drill he wanted at the crack of dawn. I am happy to say that I survived the crowds, got the gift, and got all my cards stamped with time to spare!

  487. I did my first black Friday shopping this year so my 21 yr old didn’t have to go alone. We had a great time. Happy Birthday Mary!!

  488. I usually don’t shop on black Friday but I headed to the craft store today.

  489. I went shopping today, looking for jackets for some of the kids, and have to go out again on Sunday for the same. Happy birthday!!

  490. Hi Mary!! I am happily shopping ONLINE today!!

  491. Jennifer Hoodjer

    A little of both! Family in town makes a good excuse to go out OR stay in!!?

  492. online only 🙂 hopefully at home crafting otherwise!

  493. Happy Birthday! Mine was on the 10th! I’m staying home – no shopping this weekend.

  494. Most definitely doing my shopping online. And part of it will be Stampin’ Up too.

  495. Happy Birthday, Mary! I planned on staying in, but ended up going to a movie and doing some “in-line” shopping at the mall. I was there at 10:30AM and it wasn’t bad at all, but upon leaving….glad I was getting outta there!!

  496. I was out at 11pm last night til 2am, slept for a few hours and back out at 7am….sadly I only got a few gifts – the rest was all for MEEEE!!!!! Happy B’day!!

  497. Hi Mary and Happy Birthday!!!! I just got home from shopping, fought the crowds and yes, stood in line for some bargains. I hope you have a great day!!!

  498. No shopping for me..I need to finish making my Christmas cards…after I take down fall decs and ease in Xmas decs.
    Hope you have an awesome B-day Mary.

  499. I’m more of an online kind of gal, not big into crowds.

  500. I won’t be shopping, no money 🙁 Happy Birthday!!

  501. The only in line or online shopping im doing is in the Starbucks drive-thru! 🙂

  502. Marykay Hindes

    I just convinced my daughter and her husband to agree on me getting them a new stove… Boy do they need it! So I’m done shopping for them. Now to figure out what to get my hubby. happy Birthday!

  503. Online if at all. Very Happy Birthday! Decorating the house?, baking with my daughter and watching Christmas movies!

  504. Both. I am shopping online and inline. Love the holidays with lots of little gifts. Love your blog

  505. Katie Wolters

    Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you had a fabulous day! Would love to win these goodies! Online shopping for me! Saves me gas and insanity… Lol then I can think more clearly when my creative juices are flowing 😉

  506. I am honest enough to admit I went out on Thanksgiving….and not even for holiday gifts, but a gift for myself. The deal was just too good to pass up. Given what I’ve heard about Black Friday shopping, I was pleasantly surprised at how calm it was. TONS of people but no craziness. Everyone must have still been in a food coma 🙂

  507. Happy, Happy Birthday, Mary. How sweet of you to give gifts on YOUR big day. I broke my kneecap Nov. 1 and can’t drive so whatever I do buy will have to be online. Once I can sit comfortably in a chair I hope to start my Christmas cards!

    Mary

  508. Happy Birthday Mary! Shopping online is the way to go, and in the comfort of my home.

  509. Happy Birthday, mines coming soon and would love that Endless set! Waited too long and now can’t get it…Anyway, staying home, online shopping for me!

  510. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!! Will be shopping online as disabled here and can’t do crowds 8*( Would love a chance to win your goodies..I love your site, thank you!!

  511. Happy Birthday, Mary! I will not be shopping on Black Friday. It just doesn’t seem right. I’d rather take my time and find the perfect gifts for friends and family.

  512. I am shopping in line this year. Happy birthday!

  513. Happy Birthday Wishes! I have done all of my shopping online thus far because I’d rather be at home around family! I made a brave run to the coffee shop earlier today and that was busy enough for me!

  514. Happy Birthday Mary!!! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are!
    I will shopping online in my PJ’s! 🙂

  515. happy birthday mary!!!! may your birthday be as special as you are! online shopping with a quick trip to grocery store. love your new blog header. thanks for sharing the blog candy goodies in honor of your birthday.

  516. I have done both! Happy Birthday!

  517. Jilena Paskett

    I got all of my shopping done at the stores last night. It was pretty crazy, but do glad to be done with the shopping and getting some great deals too!

  518. Cynthia Cooper

    A Very Happy Birthday to you Mary. I hope you have a day as special as you.
    No inline shopping for me… Online only and stamping as much as I can.

  519. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope your day was a very special one! I am an online shopper. I’ve already done some online shopping and will do a little more over the weekend, and the rest of my time will be spent in my craft room….I am once again re-organizing…a never-ending task! 🙂

  520. Tiffany Beuning

    Happy Birthday!
    Wow, you are so generous!
    I will be shopping mostly online, I might brave a couple of stores but I doubt it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Best Wishes Always!

  521. Happy Birthday Mary !! Went to only 1 store today and NO LINES , best Black Friday shopping ever, even if it was only 1 store! Going to finish up my shopping on Cyber Monday NO LINES AGAIN YIPPY !!! LOL

  522. Already did my shopping in line! Have a great day!

  523. Online only!

  524. I will only be shopping at a local craft store.

  525. I’ve been shopping online watching Amazon lightning deals. Best way to shop!

  526. Happy Birthday Mary! I prefer to do my shopping online! I don’t like crowds!

  527. What an awesome giveaway!! I’m shopping mostly online! So much easier!

  528. peggy dianne bell

    Happy birthday I did go out stood in line at Belks for about an hour. Got everything I when after it was worth it. Dianne Bell

  529. No shopping today out playing with grandchildren in solving ca

  530. Hope you are enjoying your birthday away from the crazy crowds. I will be avoiding shopping crowds and on-line shopping and will instead be enjoying the day with my family and making my Christmas cards.

  531. Happy Birthday, Mary! I will be shopping online.

  532. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be staying inside where it’s safe and warm an ordering on-line!

  533. Happy birthday, Mary. Not shopping at all (well maybe a Stampin Up order!) – but that would be for me! Great blog candy. I really want the star stamp!! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a beautiful day.

  534. Ida Faye Cutler

    Happy birthday, Mary and thank you for the chance to win generous blog candy. As for shopping, i will do 80% of my shopping online. Too old to fight the crowd! LOL!

  535. Happy Birthday Mary!! I’ll be online SU! Shopping 😀 Love your STASH and the wonderful ideas you so graciously share. Merry Christmas too!!!

  536. Rose Castillo

    I’ll be staying in this weekend. I’ve already done most of my shopping.

  537. Happy Birthday. I am shopping on-line only! Hate the crowds.

  538. Kimberly Barker

    Happy happy birthday!!! I’m going to be doing lots of in store shopping. I like to go see what the local shops have that is unique to give. Heading to a craft fair tomorrow hoping to get some cute handmade scarves and hats. (I can’t crochet), but then I’ll be crafting to add my own touch to them. 🙂

  539. I am one of the crazy folks shopping in the crowds! I love it!

  540. Alexa TreDenick

    I am doing my shopping in stores and online 🙂

  541. Happy Birthday, Mary! I braved the crowds this morning (Black Friday) but, surprisingly, it was the slowest BF that my daughter and I can remember. Maybe those greedy stores that opened on Thanksgiving were to blame. I have been coveting that Christmas star stamp….so maybe…..

  542. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you’re having a great day! I was tempted by a few coupons, but have decided the crowds aren’t worth the savings! I am staying at home where it’s nice and warm. SD weather…brrr….

  543. I will be shopping both in stores & online!! Love your web site & the fact that you post every day!!

  544. Hey there! Thanks for the chance to win something! My parents and I braved a few stores last night (I know, I know, we were one of those people…) and had to stand in line for quite a while at Old Navy. But, I will probably do more shopping online this year.

  545. Looks like a great gift, I’ve not been able to ride in a car because of health issues. So not able to shop in stores. I really could use a boost to get my crafting a much needed boost. Thank you

  546. Happy Birthday!! I hit the speed limit in August. I will be shopping online this year and skip the crowds!

  547. Sherry conrad

    I don’t do the stores on the first weekend. No crowds for me but I will do a SU pre order!

  548. kellie neslund

    Went to one store today – black Friday – with my son whom is home from Burbank, CA and will also do some online shopping. Best of both worlds!

  549. joni lawrence

    Online only. thanks for the opportunity!

  550. Happy Birthday!! I am shopping from the comfort of home this weekend.
    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  551. Definitely on-line only. No more of the crazy crowds for me!
    Happy Black Birthday Friday!

  552. Happy birthday Mary! If I do any shopping this weekend it will be on-line only. Best wishes.

  553. Happy Birthday Mary!! I’m staying home and no online shopping either. I’m saving my money for all the Stampin’ Up things to buy on Dec. 2! Thanks for the ‘candy’ you’re offering. I would LOVE to have that Endless Wishes stamp set! Have a really nice birthday.

  554. so far all my shopping has been online but I hear DH wants to go out tonight for dinner and??? so my luck may have just run out, LOL! Thank YOu and Happy Holidays!

  555. I will be staying home and shopping online!

  556. I try to be done shopping by turkey day……don’t like crowds rather be crafting! !

  557. Happy Birthday! I hope you celebrated in style. I will not be shopping today, nor did I shop on Thanksgiving! I avoid the malls from Thanksgiving on! it’s way too crazy for my liking.

  558. Did a little shopping online yesterday and then worked my retail job all day today…

  559. Black Friday shopping is overrated at the malls! I plan to do most of shopping on-line!

  560. Eileen Boudreau

    Staying in PJ’s for the day. Happy Birthday Mary

  561. Stephanie Daughtrey

    Happy Birthday! My birthday was yesterday…the BIG 40!!! Would love to win this. I will be/am doing 90% of my shopping online. 🙂

  562. Mary, hope that you have a wonderful birthday! You are giving away some wonderful presents. Hope that you have a wonderful and relaxing day. I went shopping last night for a few hours.

  563. Online shopping only for me!

  564. Happiest of Birthday Wishes to you Mary! Now that the holidays are officially here, I will do most of my shopping ON-LINE to avoid the crowds. 🙂

  565. I will not be shopping at all! I finished my shopping already and will spend the weekend decorating and wrapping

  566. Happy Birthday! Thank you for all of the inspiration that you share. 🙂 I will mainly be shopping online, but I may brave the line at Target later this weekend.

  567. Happy Birthday. This year I am doing more on line shopping, same deals as the stores, free shipping and no waiting in line!

  568. I will DEFINITELY be shopping online this year.. Inline shopping is crazy dangerous! 🙂

    Happy Birthday, pretty lady!

  569. Happy Birthday Mary, how nice that we get the chance for gifts on your special day.
    Thank you. I actually went out and risked bodily harm but it was’nt too bad.

  570. Happy Birthday! I have not participated in the Black Friday frenzy–ever. I still have wonderful Christmases and extra time to spend with my family and friends. And extra time to stamp–my out-of-town family will all get stamped gifts.

  571. Happy Birthday!
    I keep thinking about going to a few stores and braving the crowds, but I’m too chicken! I think online shopping is the perfect way to spend a lazy day!

  572. None of the above. Instead of Christmas presents we are donating food and doing Christmas angels at some point. The only shopping I did was to Michaels for some things last night. Now I will stay out of the stores for a while. But I wish all the others who are shopping!!

  573. Thursday and Friday at our house is family time and we will be staying in. Saturday we will shop at small independent shops and enjoying our time together. Happy Thanksgiving!

  574. We usually shop online, but didn’t feel like messing with it this year. There wasn’t really anything the kids needed that was on sale, and most of the stores that have anything that is worth getting you have to be “in store” to purchase. They are not offered online. (living 60+ miles from the nearest stores makes that really infuriating!)

  575. Online is the only way for this girl to shop this weekend. HATE the lines!!!

  576. melanie Papciak

    I do the Black Friday shopping at area small business! I love the Holiday Spirit of this tradition with my daughter. We grab our bargains, wait in line and do it again at our next stop!!

    Have a great Holiday!

    Melanie

  577. Happy Birthday!!!!! I’ll be shopping both ways this weekend!!

  578. Hope you’re having a very happy birthday – I’m thinking of The Beatles song right now! (my favorite group!) Thank you for all your wonderful posts and ideas.

  579. Rita Woodward

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
    Went to one store…..lines were sooooo long that I came home and so I am going to watch a little football with my family and cyber shop for a few things!!
    Have a great day!!

  580. I will definitely be ordering online the day after Thanksgiving. No crowd pushing and shoving for me! Happy Birthday, Mary

  581. If I do any shopping beyond the basic food needs, it will most likely be online. Thanks.

  582. Happy Birthday! I will be staying “away” from all the crowds. My shopping is almost done & I can finish up on-line. YAY!!!

  583. Happy Birthday Mary! Thank You so much for sharing some blog candy with us. I am not doing the in-line shopping but rather just a few items on-line. Just a lazy movie day with my 20 year olds and hopefully later in my craft room. ;). Thanks again and enjoy your day!!

  584. Happy Birthday Mary….. thanks for all the inspiration you give us!!!! On-line shopping for me or after work next week. No crowds for me. Rather be home crafting.

  585. Happy birthday! I gotta tell you- I have been out shopping with the crowds – just a little and the crowds weren’t bad – now I have to get the energy to finish
    reorganizing my craft room…. I-Rish you a wonderful birthday celebration!!

  586. Kathy Amorese

    Love your ideas for cards, Mary!!! I look forward to your daily newsletter!!

  587. Happy Birthday Mary. I’m working so no shopping for me but will be checking out Cyper Monday for some good ones!

  588. Have a great day today. It is also my 30 year old son’s birthday! I love your blog candy today! I am unfortunately shopping both on line and in stores today. I need a new laptop!

  589. Always on-line! Can’t fight those crowds! Happy birthday!!

  590. I love that Beatles song Mary….and I am old enough to remember the day they showed up on the Ed Sullivan show…. I still have a black and white picture of Paul and John with their faces plastered on our old black and white, and I took the picture with my Kodak Instamatic camera! Hmmmm….. wonder if it’s worth anything? Happy Happy Birthday Mary! Your blog candy is very nice….thanks for the chance to win it. For me? I am going to the store later today, but to shop for me! I need new PJ’s from Kohl’s, but for others for Christmas, it’s gift cards since that what my grand kids love anyway. They are easy to buy for! Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

  591. Well, I will not be doing either online or inline shopping, as I finished my shopping back in July. I am not the normal shopper, as I shop starting in January till the end of July for everyone on my Christmas list. I find it to be 100 times less stressful and I can spread the amount of monies spent over a 7 month time. I have friends that tell me that I take the fun out of shopping, but I feel just the opposite as I get to take time and really choose exactly what someone will use/like for a gift. I do buy tons of gift cards for the younger people in my family, but those have been purchased already as well. So the only shopping that I do is for the dinners that we have for the 3 holidays.

    God bless you all and hope that the season treats you with wonder.

  592. Happy Birthday! I am online shopping from the comfort of my living room by the warmth of the fire!

  593. I’ve only done the Black Friday in-line shopping one time. Never again! I’ll do some of mine online this year.
    Happy birthday. Hope you’re year is better than any before!

  594. I will be shopping online mostly. Sometime in the next few weeks we’ll go to the stores because I do like the Christmas spirit and comraderie with the shoppers. Thanks you for a chance to win! I so would love the Endless Wishes set!

  595. Need to stimulate the economy…shopping both ways!

  596. Happy birthday! I did most of my shopping before black Friday, but I did venture out today for a few things that were cheaper in store than online. Now it’s time to relax!

  597. Happy Birthday !! I will be shopping on line.

  598. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I tried the Black Friday once several years ago. Once was enough for me. This gal is gonna let her fingers do the walking and shop online!!

  599. No shopping today or tomorrow! My gifts are purchased. Happy, happy birthday.

  600. Nope, I’m not in the crowds!! I went to the grocery store this a.m. – no crowds no traffic. I’m shopping with family soon in FL. Can hardly wait.!!

  601. I did online shopping but have to go and get a few things intown! And then I will be making a few gifts this weekend! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  602. Birthday Blessings to You!!! I plan to do a little bit of both. Love the simplicity of online ordering, but can’t call it Christmas until I’ve mixed myself with the crowds of hungry bargain hunters!!

  603. Happy Birthday Mary! My daughter and I do the big craft store shopping because we enjoy making gifts, and giving crafty gifts. We are almost done now. Hope you had a wonderful Turkeyday too.

  604. Patti Lukanich

    I am way to old to be casing and shopping in the brick and mortar stores. So I am home shopping online and crafting up some cards. Have a very happy birthday.

  605. No big shopping for us but Brick and Mortar, very little online shopping for this chicka, except Stampin’ Up!, that is! Happy Birthday and pick ME, random.org. I want Endless Wishes and waited too long.

  606. On-line and small business shopping is the only way for this gal.

  607. Happy Birthday! I love shopping the Stampin’Up! Catalog on-line!

  608. No Black Friday for me this year, due to work. But I’ll be making it a Black Saturday definitely. 🙂

  609. I will be shopping online!! Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Mary!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

  610. Happy Birthday Mary. Yes I will probably venture out amongst the crowds. Not necessarily to shop but to get into the spirit.

  611. Whoops, left my comment for the Black Friday deal on the wrong spot!!

    Believe it or not I am not shopping at either place. I must be a glutton for punishment……I am going to wait & shop the old fashioned way…….regular business week days!! I must be daffy missing out on all those “deals” & “mad” shoppers.

    I visit your blog everyday for wonderful ideas & true “deals”!

    Thanks for all the inspiration & HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY!

    Karen

  612. Barbara Jackson

    Happy Birthday Mary ! We should be giving you the gifts, but you give us gifts everyday with your blog! Enjoy your day – ‘Finally a day that’s all about you!’

  613. I am already done! If I do anymore shopping, it will be on line, from the warmth & safety of my home!

  614. No way will I go hunting for a parking place! Its online shopping for me. Thanks for this treat!

  615. NO Black Friday shopping .. instead went to my craft room to work on Christmas Cards put on some tunes Tony Bennett,Nat King Cole and The Blenders nice and easy day…
    HAPPY SPEED LIMIT BIRTHDAY.. ENJOY

  616. Happy birthday, Mary! My birthday was two days ago! I am staying inside where it is nice and warm and stamping!

  617. Hi Mary! Wow! All the comments! Terrific! & a tremendous Birthday! I will be doing both! Love the crowds! It just starts the Christmas season for me! I know it’s crazy, but it’s fun!

  618. So much easier to shop online in my pajamas! Thanks for the blog candy! Your blog is my favorite!

  619. Happy Birthday Mary! They never have what I want at the sales, so I am staying home. All I really want or need is Stampin stuff! Thank You!

  620. Happy Birthday! I ordered online just before Thanksgiving! My order has already delivered so I will be using my new items over the weekend.

  621. Happy Birthday Mary! I did some store shopping and will be doing online shopping and some local farmers market shopping tomorrow too 🙂 Shopping is in the air here! 🙂
    Thanks for offering this blog candy!

  622. Happy, happy birthday Mary! I’m planning a bit of both .. Online and local boutique shopping. Awesome collection of blog goodies.

  623. No shopping for me today!
    I’m finishing up my Christmas card making!
    More fun than shopping!
    Happy Birthday Mary!

  624. We are in the process of moving, so I won’t be doing any shopping today, except a little online. Not fighting those crowds, can’t save enough to make that worthwhile.
    Happy Birthday, thanks for giving the opportunity to win such a great prize package. Nice way for us to celebrate with you.

  625. Happy Birthday Mary! Only one thing I need to go shopping for on this black Friday and that is a heater for my craft room in the basement. Have to keep it warm so I can continue to create more Christmas cards. I use your site for much of my inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win your very generous blog candy!

  626. Happy Birthday Mary!!! I’ll be shopping online where there’s no long lines…I can sit in my jammies in a nice warm house and get all those Christmas stockings filled!!! Happy Holidays!!

  627. Imogene Thomas

    I’m shopping in my PJs! Love online shopping. Thanks for the offer of this great blog candy, Mary.

  628. Happy Birthday, Mary. I’m staying in and making decorated Christmas Boxes.

  629. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. My family was with us so it made it more special. Great card. I love the ideas.

  630. Dianna Cartwright

    Happy Happy Birthday Mary! I will try to stay away from the whole shopping frenzy this weekend… My least favorite part of the season is the crazy shopping vortex… Thank you for the chance to win, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  631. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Your card is beautiful. Love it.

  632. Home sweet home in my pj’s.

  633. Happy Birthday Mary!!!!
    I will be working and will shop online later.

  634. Happy Birthday Mary! I hope you have a fabulous day. I went shopping last night and early this morning. Now time to craft a little:)

  635. Have a great day! Thanks fro the chance to make my day a great one with some SU goodies

  636. No shopping for me today. Have all but 3 gifts bought. Have to do the inside greeting and my Christmas cards are all done.

  637. First of all- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I was one of the crazy people out last night and shopping midnight to 3 am! Crazy, yes but got some great deals!

  638. Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the GREAT ideas! I will be shopping online on cyber Monday – spending the weekend putting up my Christmas decorations!

  639. Happy Birthday Mary! I will not be doing either, I’m will be spending the day with family before they all go home. I can always go shopping at a later date.

  640. Happy B-day! I am an online shopper. No crowds for me thank you!

  641. Definitely shopping online. There is no way that I’m fighting those crowds or the parking hassle. Have a great birthday!!

  642. No shopping for me this Black Friday! I’m working! I did squeeze in some crafting, though! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  643. Happy birthday! Hope your day is fantastic! If I were to win this giveaway, I would give to our Friendship Circle at St. John’s Lutheran Church. We make cards to sell at the church and donate all proceeds to the benevolence fund. Any cards that do not sell are donated to our local Veterans Home.

  644. Happy birthday Mary – I’ll be shopping on line today and throughout the weekend. I have always shopped in the stores but this year a pinched nerve is letting me know online shopping is a much better choice. Thank you for the chance at winning blog candy.

  645. Hi Mary…Happy Black Friday! My Mom and I shopped online, from the sofa in her home. She was relieved not to have to fight the crowds! Hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving!
    Ellen

  646. Mary, Happy Birthday to you!! I enjoy your blog and such doable projects and cards. I will not be going to the stores today. Have done most of my shopping already through mail order and that prevents the fuss in long lines to save a few dollars!!

  647. Happy Birthday, Mary and many, many more!
    I’m not going out with all the crazy people today. I’ll wait until next week to do my shopping.

  648. I’ll be shopping online – no way you’ll find me out with the crowds. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome package of goodies!

  649. Happy, Happy Birthday, Mary! And a wonderful Year to You!
    I ventured out on Black Friday ONE TIME, and it was the year that people getting trampled made the news, so—I’ll stick with online shopping for this date from now on, thanks…

  650. Happy Birthday Mary! I’m to old for long lines & crowds, might try the online thing. With “the weather outside frightful” will just stay in and craft today!!
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome birthday candy!! Hoping Santa, or Mr Brown or mailman will deliver it!!!! 🙂

  651. Bobbie Schmidt

    shopping? OMG..I’m staying home and doing that in the safety of my office chair:)

  652. Happiest of birthdays, Mary. So far today I’ve braved the crowds and visited two stores. But after that little trip I decided that any other shopping would have to happen online. So, I’m off to let my fingers do the walking and pick up a few more bargains in the comfort of my living room.

  653. Happy Birthday! I’m not willing to deal with the crowds and parking so I am an online shopper only this weekend. Plus my kids are home and I would rather hang out with them!

  654. Happy birthday! I won’t be doing any shopping this weekend. Mostly because I’m broke.

  655. Brick and morter.

  656. Happy Birthday!
    I personally don’t do Black Friday …on line or otherwise! Don’t like the crowds or the hastle..I prefer to enjoy my family and friends. Later I’ll do what shopping needs to be done.

  657. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY! 29 Looks so good on you! I will shop both on line and in the store, Both ways have their benefits.

  658. Happy Birthday!

    Yesterday I did some on-line shopping and was at M’s when they opened at 4:00. I plan to do some SU shopping on Monday.

  659. Hi Mary,
    No shopping for me this weekend. Have a daughter moving back home (again!). It’s a good thing though.

  660. Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great items! For me – I’ll be shopping online in my warm house with a cup of coffee!

  661. Happy Birthday! It’s a stay at home kind of day. I like shopping online. Spending the day decorating the tree. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  662. Happy Birthday Mary! I stayed up late doing some online shopping last night but I am saving the big bucks for Stampin’ Up on Sunday! 😉

  663. Happy Birthday Mary! I’ll be shopping online; no crowds for this girl!
    Thanks for the generous blog candy!

  664. No crowds for me! I will be enjoying today with a cup of tea, family, card making, and perhaps some online shopping. 🙂

  665. Happy Birthday, Mary. Wishing you a wonderful day. (Today is my SU demo’s b-day, too!) Since my shopping is DONE (except for a few gift cards), I won’t be
    going out to the stores. I will, however, participate in Small Business Saturday tomorrow….at a craft store, of course 🙂

  666. I’m enjoying my quiet at-home-time. Thanks for all your great ideas.

  667. Lorrie Freeman

    Happy birthday Mary! I am shopping online today, but I did get out last night to a few stores 🙂

  668. Cheryl McAskill

    OMG! No way I will shop today! I cannot fall into the accepting of pushy people and angry people…after all, what is the season about? I will enjoy a day off as a real day off! Just relaxing, after I read my e-mails….cuddle up with a good book! Hope your Thanksgiving was a blessing, I will start my Christmas shopping Next week!!!! I mean how long does it take to get to the bank and get cash for giving? !!!!!!!!!!

  669. Hi Mary, thanks for a chance to have these goodies! I’m an online shopper these days, and love it!!

  670. Carey Erickson

    Happy Birthday Mary… Love your posts ! I have done some shopping in the stores with long lines, plus shopping online. Hope your birthday is great. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.?

  671. you are always an inspiration! thank you for wonderful projects. I will be trying not to shop at all this weekend!!!!

  672. Happy Birthday to you! I’ll be staying home and maybe will hit my computer later to finish up the last 2 presents I need to buy. Have been sick so don’t want to face all those people out shopping.

  673. Mary! First HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I will say what we say in our family…”you don’t look any older!” I shopped online with SU last Tuesday. Today my husband and I tried out Home Depot and Lowe’s and found the stores full but not hectic. It was fun! Notice we avoided the bigger places…on our town that would be Wal-Mart…not any other box stores here. Enjoy your day!

  674. Happy, Happy Birthday to You, and many more!! Instead of shopping this weekend I’m hoping to make lot’s of Christmas treats for friends. I got some great ideas from you. Thanks!! Have a Great Day.

  675. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving…I gave my shopping list to others and they are doing the shopping for me:) I will be spending time with my family and will be seeing some of your family as well…Up North he we come 🙂

  676. Happy birthday, Mary! Today is also my parents’ anniversary! Thanks for being so generous, today with goodies and everyday with wonderful ideas and samples!

  677. I might do a little shopping with friends, but not looking for anything in particular. Getting ready to take my Thanksgiving guests to the airport 🙁 and gearing up to decorate my place for Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  678. Happy Birthday!!!! No bricks and mortar shopping ’til way past Black Friday….maybe some online shopping, though. I DID find one present at a huge annual craft show….So, I can officially say I have some of my shopping done.

  679. Happy Sweet 16! I hit the stores last night and there were no crowds which was awesome. Decorating the house for Christmas (my favorite holiday) the rest of the weekend.

  680. Mary Ann Huntington

    Hope your holiday was as nice as mine was, except I’m still as stuffed as that bird was. About the only shopping I’ll do this weekend is a trip to JoAnn’s. The lines aren’t too long there unless you’re buying fabric and I’m not. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  681. I shopped last night brick and mortar, this morning on line. Now off to stamp and paper craft Christmas cards.

  682. I have already been busy shopping both in store and online. In fact I’m almost finished with my shopping for this year.

  683. Helen Wainwright

    I plan to stay home as today is my birthday also. Do some crafting but no shopping.

  684. I’ll be shopping from the comfort off my sofa. No lines for me! Happy birthday wishes.

  685. If at all, I’ll be shopping online. Happy birthday Mary!!

  686. Glenda Lehrmann

    I will be shopping online; the crowds are too much for me.

  687. Chrystal Miller

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ll be shopping both online and in stores this weekend!

  688. My Christmas shopping is done already but I need to go get my cellphone plan updated today. Not looking forward to the crowds!

  689. Kristen Poindexter

    I will be shopping online…I don’t like the crowds and I’d rather be home crafting things. 🙂

  690. Norma Woodward

    I really like to support small businesses, especially the paper craft stores, but hitting the crazy crowds is not my idea of fun anymore, so will be shopping on line and at the stores once the crowds thin out. Happy birthday, Mary.

  691. Happy Birthday. No shopping for me today, but hopefully plenty of stamping with my new stamps and dies.

  692. Lovely blog candy, thank you for the chance to win those crafting goodies! I was at brick and mortar stores this weekend – starting 6pm Thursday night. I’ll probably be online for Cyber Monday too. But then my holiday shopping will be complete and I’ll be able to devote most of December to ENJOYING the holiday season with family and friends.

  693. I actually made one purchase at the mall last night only because my daughter was able to drop me off at the door and pick me up after I made my purchase! Now maybe some on-line shopping . . .

  694. Been shopping online since yesterday…..in front of a warm fire in the fireplace! Happy birthday Mary!

  695. Elizabeth Mims

    Happy Birthday, Mary I hope it is the best birthday ever.

  696. Happy Birthday dear Mary! Have a super day & a great year. I’m staying away from shopping areas & doing my online shopping with SU!

  697. Really wish I could be in the stores shopping, but instead had to do it on line. Family reunion going on in rural NE and the closest mall in 2 hrs away! :0(

  698. Might not be shopping at all. Most of my Christmas shopping is done.

  699. Happy Birthday Mary! I’m very thankful to have you in my life, through this great blog! I just love seeing all the beautiful cards you feature each day, because it always inspires me to make equally (well, almost) wonderful cards for family and friends. I will be doing all my “black friday” shopping on-line and most of my Christmas shopping on- line as well. May The Lord Bless you today and always!

  700. My days of shopping in line on Black Friday are over. I will be shopping on line!!!

  701. Happy birthday, Mary!! My best friend since childhood has a birthday today too. I will be shopping a little bit online (1 item) and a little bit in line (jeans for the teen) and that’s about it.

  702. Happy Birthday! It’s my moms 70th today also! I’ve already done all my Christmas shopping but will be taking my boys to the Lego store to use their birthday gift cards.

  703. A little bit of online shopping and quite a bit of stamping & crafting on today’s to-do list.
    Happy Birthday Mary!

  704. Best Wishes for a fun Birthday Mary! I’ll be online placing SU order AND also Sat. will be shopping a couple of Tucson’s small shops (maybe 4th Ave.?) since Sat. 11/30 is “Shop Small Buisiness Saturday”….I enjoy supporting fellow artisans.

  705. I will NOT be shopping on Black Friday. It is my grandson’s 30th birthday and will be celebrating that. Will do some Christmas card stamping also.

  706. I plan on staying away from the stores today; I don’t mess with size of the crowd that comes out on Black Friday.

    Happy Birthday!

  707. Happy Birthday Mary
    I don’t plan to go anywhere near a store today.
    I’m going to finish up making my Christmas cards and work on addressing them.
    Enjoy your day!

  708. Mary Anne Schnettgoecke

    Happy Birthday Mary! I won’t be doing in line or online shopping this weekend. I’m one of those crazy last minute shoppers.

  709. I will not be shopping at all.

  710. Thanks for the chance to win! I’m definitely doing my shopping online this year. I love sleeping in! 🙂

  711. Just going to venture out with my son, so he can help me chose a smart phone at the store! No crowds for me, thank you!

  712. I’m totally on online shopper…too much crowd is too much anxiety.

  713. I have been shopping online today.

  714. Well Happy Birthday Mary! I have to work today so no shopping for me. I’d rather do my shopping online instead of inline! Don’t have any plans for shopping this weekend. Looking forward to decorating the house!

  715. You are such an inspiration! You have changed the way I look at my supplies! I always come away from your blog feeling like “Hey….I can do that!!!!”

  716. I will be shopping online. Thanks

  717. Happy, Happy Birthday, Mary ! 90% shopping on line and the balance braving the crowds for the little extras at a later date.

  718. Ruth Falkenberg

    Happy Birthday Mary!!!May this be your best year ever. Next week I will shop my local stores.Thank you for sharing ideas on your blog.

  719. Online only! I never could think about braving Black Friday crowds, but love the internet for sales 🙂 Happy Birthday and many more….

  720. Happy Birthday! I don’t know which is worse—having a birthday the day after Thanksgiving, or 3 days before Christmas, which is mine! I sort of think I win! Anyway, have a wonderful day, and I will mostly be shopping on-line, if at all!

  721. Oh my…on-line only! Have been staying away from the masses for years! HBTU! Vicki

  722. Well, happy birthday to you, my son and my granddaughter, brother & 2 friends. Busy time of the year. Shopping – of course both in-line & on-line. Love getting gifts for those that I love.

  723. Denise Heredia

    Happy Birthday Mary!! I will not be out shopping! I will more likely to shop on line. That way I can see my cute little man in brown come to my door!!Thank you for the chance to win!

  724. Happy birthday! I will stay home with my family and check some online sales. I love shopping in my PJs!

  725. Melissa Loveall

    I actually will be in line and online this year. Some of the in store deals are too good and already sold out online. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  726. Teresa Bartley

    Wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday ! Love looking (& CASEing) your stuff ! THANKS

  727. Hey Mary, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! U wukk oops move over fingers. I will be shopping
    on line.

  728. I will do a bit of both! I got some done already. I LOVE the hustle and bustle. Odd for me to say, since I have a touch of anxiety when I go to crowds, but I love the energy. And of course a WONDERFUL birthday to you today – I miss seeing you friend! I hope to sneak in some crafting and cleaning also. Enjoy your day doing what you LOVE!

  729. Happy birthday. Hope your day is filled with Happy. I will be doing most of my shopping on line. Just had knee surgery a week ago so I am pretty much house bound. Thank you for sharing all these lovely goodies. Have a wonderful day.

  730. Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Thank you for a chance to win some Stampin Up. I watch my grandchildren so their parents can go shopping.

  731. Happy Birthday Mary! I’ve already stood in long lines for great deals! It was worth it and then stamping away today!

  732. Bonnie Foxwell

    Happy, happy birthday Mary! My husband is also celebrating his 55th birthday today! I personally do not brave the crowds and madness shopping on Black Friday, but I may do a little shopping on line. We’ve had family in for a week that we don’t get to see often (one brother lives in Nigeria)so it is our choice to spend that time with each other!

  733. Judy Grinnell

    Hi Mary, Happy birthday! I will be shopping a little in both ways, but mostly putting away the fall d?cor and starting with the Christmas spirit. It’s a busy, but fun time of year! Judy Grinnell

  734. Hope you have a great birthday and thanks for the opportunity to win a lot of fabulous goodies! I won’t be shopping online or in person, unless things change, but we live too far from the cities to shop and I’m not a big online shopper, unless it’s for Stampin’ Up products! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too!

  735. Happy Birthday Mary!I hope you have the best day ever!

  736. Shopping on line! love shopping in my pj’s!

  737. Happy Birthday! I will be doing both, shopping in stores and online

  738. Hillary Lobenstein

    Happy Birthday! My birthday was on the 26th this week and my son’s birthday was on the 24th. What a busy week! I’m all about online shopping. But I did find time to make my dad’s birthday card last night after all of the Thanksgiving festivities!

  739. Happy Birthday, Mary! Amazing blog candy! I’ll do all my shopping online and will only shop “brick & mortar” for last minute items on December 24th. I’m hand crafting most of my gifts this year with Stampin’ Up! products!

  740. Happy Birthday Mary! I hope that you will have a fab day and a wonderful time celebrating. Today I am planning to do some shopping online. Thanks for a chance to win some yummy candy!

  741. Shelly Davidson

    A very Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day is a special one. I won’t be shopping today. Way too many people and long lines. I am going to play in my craft room all day today:-)

  742. Best wishes to you on your birthday. I will do the bulk of my holiday shopping tucked comfortably on my couch with my laptop.

  743. Happy Birthday!! I will shop online only if I shop at all.
    Love your site!
    Krista

  744. Adrienne Peach

    Happy Birthday Mary! I’m on-line shopping right now (lol). Hubby went to the stores last night & I thought he must be crazy, no way I’m going out today!!

  745. Judy from California

    Happy Birthday Mary! Thank you for all your card ideas. They help sooo much! I’ve just placed an order of PINK Legos on-line for my granddaughter. I plan on leaving soon for Costco to get my free cookbook. And, I’m expecting my 3rd Stampin Up order on Monday. Hope I win your Blog Candy.

  746. Happy, Happy Birthday Mary!! I never do Black Friday Shopping. With that being said, never say NEVER! I plan on doing some on-line shopping this weekend as well as in store shopping. Best Wishes to you on your Special Day! 🙂

  747. I will be shopping in my PJ’s in front of the computer!!
    For just a few things, Happy Birthday to you, you must be the same age as myself, NOT a day over 29 ! Have a great one and thanks so much for the yummy candy!
    Hugs

  748. Angela Hartley

    Fantastic giveaway! I think they need to rename “Black Friday” to something else! Been lovin’ stampin up for years! Lots of inspiration and wonderful people!

  749. Happy Birthday Mary. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide to neophyte demonstrators like me. Have a wonderful day and a peaceful holiday season. Cheers, Dawn in Maine

  750. Planning on going to some local stores tomorrow, but no black Friday shopping for me!

  751. Phyllis Freese

    Happy birthday, Mary. No shopping at stores this weekend, but have been checking out all the great on-line deals.

  752. OOOH , MsMary , I thaugh it was in Jan, ooh my, well …..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST AND MOST LOVED SPICAL LADY IN THE WORLD. OUR FEARLESS LEADER. !!!
    We love you !! Thanks for such a wonderful year. Have fun and enjoy your Day !!!!
    Lots of hugs to you and lots more birthdays
    Hugs frenchie

  753. I’m avoiding the crowds and staying home to stamp and play in my craft room. Making Christmas gifts is so much more fun than fighting angry hoards of people! Happy Holidays!

  754. Karen Dentler

    Happy birthday Mary! I will be shopping online!

  755. Heidi Newland

    Happy Holidays to ALL!! I always do my shopping online… I love that it gets delivered to my door just like Stampin Up!! Shopping in the stores with the rude people takes me out of the Christmas Spirit…

  756. Happy Birthday! Really enjoy your Blog. Get lots of good ideas. Will be shopping at the actual store for a little bit. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

  757. Happy B-Day to you, Mary….may all your wishes come true!….I will be shopping both on-line and in some stores….just love the sights and the hustle bustle….love people!!

  758. Happy Bithday, Mary! I’ve done all my shopping and most of the gift wrapping. I’ll spend this long weekend crafting!

  759. Debbie Sheets

    My shopping will be ON LINE – no crowds for me. Happy Bithday.

  760. I’ll be doing both!!! Some things are worth waiting in line for!!!
    Thanks for the blog candy- happy, happy birthday!

  761. Happy Birthday Mary!!! I do not shop the crowds (especially not on Black Friday!) I much prefer to shop online, buy from local or home based businesses, or create my own gifts. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    P.S. How sweet of you to offer goodies to others on your birthday. You are right about people wanting the endless wishes stamp set! I was disappointed to have missed out on that one! 🙂

  762. I am doing alittle bit of both this year. Happy Birthday!!

  763. Virtual shopping all the way! No long lines or cold temps for me. I’m curled up in a blankie on the sofa making sure that Santa has a full bag this year.

  764. Barbara Webber

    Happy Birthday, Mary. You’re how old? I have never shopped on Thanksgiving weekend and never will.
    It’s craziness!
    Barbara in TN, soon in AZ

  765. I’ll be staying away from the crazy crowds, no shopping for me.

    Ruby

  766. Online only! Happy Birthday!

  767. I avoid the craziness as much as possible! Online shopping for me! Happy Birthday, Mary. Have a wonderful day!

  768. Happy Birthday!!!
    I will not be shopping this weekend I will be crafting and selling. I have a small space in a local shop and it will be a grand opening this Sat, shop local day. I hope your special day is marvelous!

  769. Happy Birthday Mary!! I will probably do a little on line shopping and a little in line shopping (unfortunately), but not today. On line shopping has made my life so much easier. I love your blog and check it daily. Hugs!!

  770. Barbara Webber

    Happy Birthday Mary. Have never shopped on thanksgiving weekend and never will. Nothing is worth the hassle.

  771. Happy Birthday Mary! Love what you do!! I am/will be/always shop online! Can’t stand the crowds anymore. Thanks 4 the chance!

  772. Happy Birthday, Mary!! Me? I’m just staying home and enjoying my daughter and her children who came to spend Thanksgiving with us all the way from Florida. Shopping can wait until they go back home. And then it will be a mix of both online and actually fighting the crowds. Just not in the mood for Christmas – yet!

  773. Many Happy Returns, Mary!! I try to do as much shopping online to avoid the crowds, unless it’s something special that I can support a local business by buying from. Shopping on weekdays is also less crazy. Enjoy your special day!

  774. Happy, happy birthday, to my creative inspiration goddess Mary. No brick and mortar for me – I’m spending my time in my stamp room with paper, no cyber temptation in that room when the smell of StaysOn ink is present.

  775. On line if anything…..

  776. Priscilla Yohann

    Happy Birthday, Mary! Definitely on-line for me so I have more time to make cards.

  777. Janice Warhank

    Happy Birthday Mary. Have a beautiful “stuffed” with lots of love and laughter

  778. Janice Warhank

    Happy Birthday Mary. Have a beautiful “stuffed” with lots of love and laughter

  779. Janice Warhank

    Happy Birthday Mary. Have a beautiful “stuffed” with lots of love and laughter

  780. I have never shopped “Black Friday”!! But this year I broke tradition and after a big thanksgiving dinner went and stood in line at Walmart for 2 and a half hours to get iPads for my grand kids, ( I would not have been able to afford them at regular price )!! I think my daughter is still upset with me for not staying home and visiting with the family!!!

  781. Valerie Buseman

    While my teenage daughters went Inline, I prefer the comfort of my home and the Online choice.

  782. Priscilla Yohan.

    Happy Birthday, Mary! Definitely on-line shopping for me that way I can spend more time making cards.

  783. Happy Birthday Mary! It’s my birthday too!! I am definitely not going out to shop. Online is the way I’m going today. Have a wonderful day. I’m going to enjoy mine by doing some stamping and paper crafting! It doesn’t get any better than that!

  784. I might do some online shopping this weekend but won’t be shopping in the stores this weekend. Happy birthday!

  785. I will definitely be online shopping rather than fighting the crowds. Happy birthday, Mary!

  786. I have already finished most of my shopping early this year, but I suppose a liitle more elfing may be in my future today…hitting the stores but not till after some morning craft time!

  787. Linda