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. I’m staying away from the crowds, if I do any shoppings it will be online.

  2. Mary, Mary quite contrary…my Stampin’ Up! stash needs to grow, I love your blog as a creative hog and I’m glad you hit the B-I-G…., well, no one needs to know! Happy Birthday!

  3. I’ll be virtually shopping. No need to endure bodily harm.

  4. Happy Birthday Mary! Thanks again for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

  5. Ruth Elida Velazquez

    I live to shop online. No crowds, no parking issues. Works for me.

  6. Linda Peterson

    I did a little shopping yesterday morning, but will not be shopping today, at least at stores. Will look online at sales.

  7. Happy 29th Birthday Mary!!!
    Definitely staying away from the crowds…hoping to snag some on-line deals here and there…wish me luck.
    Cheers. 🙂

  8. I am shopping at our local small businesses! They have great deals and the personal touch

  9. Happy Birthday, may go out later in the day.

  10. Jennifer lashier

    If I can’t buy it online, I won’t get it.

  11. Happy Birthday Mary: I’m pretty sure I will be staying away from the craziness of store shoppers! I enjoy your blog, and hope I get selected for the blog candy, as it would be a nice birthday present for ME…. my December birthday is coming soon.

  12. Shannon Hokanson

    I will be shopping online. Happy birthday Mary. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  13. Tammy VanRosendale

    I braved stores from 6 pm thanksgiving evening until midnight.
    People are crazy this time of year but you gotta
    Love a good bargain. Happy Birthday to you!!

  14. I’ll probably do some online shopping with a little inline shopping thrown in but at reasonable hours! 🙂
    Happy, happy birthday, Mary!

  15. You could not pay me to leave the house! No desire to be trampled while fighting with another crazed shopper over a 96 cent phone! Merry Christmas!!!

  16. Happy Birthday Mary!!!
    May this be your best new year ever 😉

    Cyber Monday in the comfort of my warm home!

    Have a fab weekend..

  17. Maybe a little shopping in the stores later today. Happy Birthday!

  18. Happy Birthday Mary! Have a very creative and fantabulous year 🙂

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY!! Both! Online and pounding the pavements this cold Black Friday 🙂

  20. Happy, happy birthday Mary! Enjoy the day 🙂 Today. I am working 24 hours so I will be shopping online (if I do any shopping at all :).

  21. Bridget Trefethen

    Have a very Happy Birthday, Mary!

    Any shopping I will be doing will be in person, but there aren’t sales here in France like there are in the U.S. I would love to win the blog candy! I do have an address to which it can be sent in the U.S.

  22. Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope to support some local small stores but also do a little on line! Its all so fun!

  23. Happy Birthday Mary! Thanks for all you do with sharing ideas on your blog. I will only be shopping on-line. I hate crowds!

  24. Online, and I just finished!!!!
    Best wishes on your birthday, and thanks for sharing such wonderful projects with us this past year!

  25. at home in my pj’s with a glass of wine…..

  26. I will not be doing any black friday or cyber monday shopping. I don’t care to deal with mobs of people & I have to work on Monday. No big deal, most of my shopping is done! 🙂

  27. Happy Birthday Mary, I hope you have a great day.

  28. Jennifer Warman

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I refused to shop on Thanksgiving Day, but I am heading out early this morning to see if there are any good deals left. I hope you have an amazing birthday doing whatever makes you happiest!! Thank you for being such a leader to the stamping world!!!!

  29. Victoria Stewart

    Did online shopping yesterday while the turkey cooked…today I am packing away autumn’s warm colors and decking the halls with winter’s holiday brillance. I love to see the look on the faces of my granchildren when G’ma’s Dept 56 scenes are all set up and lit. Next week the hubby is going deer hunting and I get to play in the craftroom for 5 days!!!!

  30. I did my one bit of shopping last night. Working today. 🙁

  31. 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. There won’t be many people to dodge there. Have a great holiday season!

  32. Happy, Happy Birthday Mary!!! Praying you have a wonderful, blessed day today and always!!!! I am definitely an online shopper, don’t have the energy or the patience for the in store crowds anymore!!!

  33. Happy Birthday Mary. Wishing you a very special birthday! My daughter and I are headed out tomorrow for a two day, with overnight motel stay, Christmas shopping trip. She has twin 3 1/2 year old boys and a 17 month old daughter and is eager to have some time to herself. I have to add that she has a wonderful husband! Enjoy your Holidays.

  34. Happy Birthday Mary! I’ll be traveling with my family to northern MN today — 7 hour drive — so no shopping for me. Most of my shopping will be done online though.

  35. Both, although if I’m honest, I’m almost done with my shopping!

  36. Happy birthday, Mary! Enjoy your day. No shopping for me today unless it’s on-line. Still need to figure out what to do with all the leftovers…especially the sweet food!

  37. Happy Birthday wishes to you Mary! If I shop at all on Black Friday it will be on-line. I do not have the patience to stand in line with the masses!

  38. Happy Birthday Mary!! I hope you have a wonderful day. I did some online shopping yesterday and will hit a couple of stores today. 🙂

  39. You get cake and leftover pumpkin pie! I will do alittle virtual poking around and head to town late afternoon, after I get my house decorated.

  40. Happy Birthday. My birthday was this month and I would love to receive all the goodies. I have been shopping on line and in the stores all month so will stay home this weekend. I am almost finished and will now just enjoy Christmas.

  41. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be dog sitting for a fun golden doodle today, earning money instead of crowds. I placed an online order this morning…. And am drooling over the Wonderlust stamp set offered in your blog candy!! p.s my birthday (the big one, is right around the corner too 😉 Hope your
    Thanksgiving brought happy memories!

  42. Happy bday. Home sweet home for me

  43. Happy birthday, Mary! Hope you have a great day and a blessed year! Personally, I hate crowds and do not step foot out on Black Friday (or any day this weekend). On-line is the way to go! Oh, and I love, love, love small business Saturday, too! I love being able to support the small businesses in my local community.

  44. Darlene Krapfl

    Happy birthday Mary!! I may venture out later in the day when crowds and lines have cleared out.

  45. Happy Birthday to you and to me. We share the same birthday. I know we will both have fun–but I will NOT be shopping.

  46. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I started shopping online last night. I am trying to stay far away from the retail stores!

  47. Shopping online mostly.

  48. Happy Birthday, Mary! Hope many blessings come your way today! Your generosity is amazing just like you!

  49. Happy Birthday, Mary! I hope you have a wonderful day. I’m actually working today, so I am not hitting the BIG black Friday sales. I may venture out sometime on Saturday, but it will be a few quick stops and that’s it. ENJOY your whole weekend!

  50. Happy Birthday!! I shopped online!! Long lines and traffic jams r no fun. But stampin up is loads of fun for me and my friends!! Have a wonderful day!!

  51. Happy birthday Mary! Our gift this year is a trip to Vegas for the whole family so no other shopping needed! LOL

  52. Eek! Black Friday scares me! ;0) I’ll be tucked in my house with the family. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Dawn

  53. Happy Birthday Mary!!
    For sure I will be online shopping!!

  54. First and foremost, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I shopped last night with friends in a brick and mortar establishment with no purpose or item in mind and walked away with a great deal on a TV for my bedroom. I’ll probably do a little more online shopping before the weekend is over.

  55. Judy Desrosiers

    I will not be shopping this Black Friday….instead I will be spending my time preparing 500 Christmas cards with my daughter for her community’s YMCA/YWCA. Her boyfriend is the CEO and all supporters of their local Y will receive a Christmas card. If it isn’t homemade they are always disappointed. Big Project with much gratification:)

  56. I will probably be shopping both online and in a few stores. I like to actually look and feel something’s before I buy them

  57. Happy birthday Mary…love to read your blog everyday. If I decide to shop, it will be online! thanks, janie

  58. Happy Birthday to you! A little shopping on line but have to go to work today.
    Thank you for the wonderful blog candy.

  59. Happy Birthday, Mary, and thanks for the chance at winning some awesome blog candy!! As I have to work today and tomorrow, if I do any shopping it will most likely be on-line. Hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving!

  60. I braved online shopping on Thursday while baking my breakfast casserole. No need to leave my warm bed for Black Friday!

  61. I’ll be in my PJ’s in my craft room making Christmas cards! No shopping for me!
    Thanks Mary!

  62. Angie in Illinois

    Traveling, so I won’t get to shop, but if I did, it would be brick and mortar. Strange, but I kind of like the craziness of Black Friday! Happy Birthday, Mary!

  63. We had so much fun shopping last night – we were enjoying the rush. And we are going out again today!! Fun stuff.

  64. Happy Black Friday!! What fun blog Candy and that photopolymer set is gorgeous!! If I do any shopping it will definitely be online’! The crowds are way too much!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Brenna

  65. Happy Birthday….hope your day is awesome !!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some Eye Candy !!!
    Liane 🙂

  66. No shopping this weekend. It will be tree hunting and decorating with the family.

  67. Happy Birthday Mary! I read your blog posts daily for inspiration! I will be shopping online to avoid lines, crowds and get what I need guaranteed. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome products. Thanks

  68. Happy Birthday, Mary! I did a little online shopping on Thanksgiving, but I am not planning to shop anywhere today. Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Barb Davidson

    I am NOT one for crowds, so my choice this year is to shop locally and online. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!! I sure hope you have an AWESOME one.

  70. Since I had 25+ people at my house yesterday, I’m to pooped to shop. Besides Black Friday is for amateurs-real women shop all the time-HA!

  71. Happy birthday Mary ! I am staying away from crowds but I did just do an online order!!!

  72. Debbie McClain

    Happy, happy, happy (birthday that is 🙂 ) So far have checked out Walmart and Amazon online, heading to Best Buy next! Absolutely LOVE your blog!

  73. Happy Birthday!!!! My birthday was yesterday (Thanksgiving day) and I would love some SU! Goodies!!!! Probably won’t be doing much shopping……I will be working! Enjoy YOUR day and have a wonderful weekend.

  74. Staying home and staying warm. Might browse a few bargains online inbetween stamping and reading!!

  75. Cindy G in AL

    Happy Birthday, Mary! I’m actually planning to shop both ways. I used to thrive on getting out in the bedlam, but a little bit is more than enough now!:)

  76. No shopping for me! Time with family is worth more than things! Of course working on making those Christmas cards!!!

  77. Definitely computer for me! Happy Birthday Mary!

  78. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope it is a great one. Today I will do some shopping but mostly for necessities (fruits, veggies, etc)… then I may go to a store to get some other items that I need to finish organizing my craft heaven! Then, is time to play inside.

  79. I’m shopping locally on Saturday. And, stamping in my free time. Happy Birthday!

  80. Kathy Harding

    Happy Birthday Mary and many more. Home today with Christmas cards ready to stamp and send soon…then work on a few precious New Years cards. It’s too much fun to avoid the stores and enjoy my home for the day.

  81. It’s on-line for me. I’ve already scooped up some great deals this morning! Happy Birthday to you! Cheers!!!

  82. I will be shopping both inline and in stores! my daughter and I already started last night at Michaels! love it when the two if us can shop together….we have so much fun on Good Friday!,,,,,,

  83. Happy Birthday. No inline shopping for me. I am online shopping, if I am shopping. 🙂

  84. I do not plan on shopping this weekend at all. I will be wrapping Angel Tree gifts and enjoying family. And, I am almost all done with my shopping. I hope all the shoppers have a fun time!

  85. Royann Mackey

    Will be staying away from the stores today;!maybe an on-line purchase or two. Happy Birthday!

  86. I would not go to any stores today! Too scary! I may do some online looking, though! Happy birthday, Mary!

  87. Rachael Julson

    Happy Birthday Mary! I have to work today, so I’ll be missing out on the shopping in store this year, but hope to get a little online shopping in while the boss isn’t looking! 😉

  88. Happy Birthday Mary, enjoy your day!
    I rather do cyber shopping, I like to stay away from the crowd.

  89. Happy Birthday! Personally I think November is the best month for a birthday, but I may be a little biased since mine is 11/11, I ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT be going shopping with all the crazies today! It is ridiculous how rabid people are about saving a few bucks. I would rather pay full price than to get out in all that mess! If I do any shopping at all, it’ll be online & in the comfort of my own home, but to each his own!

  90. Online shopping is wonderful. Happy Birthday!

  91. Oh, I will be doing all of my Holiday shopping on line, I simply can’t deal with long lines, no parking and all of the other issues of big crowds. This blog candy is one I would love to have, after all the decadent sweets I ate yesterday, this NO CALORIE CANDY is just what I need. Thank you Mary for the chance to win it!!!!!

  92. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY!!! I went shopping online yesterday and hit Walmart for some deals as well. Hope you have a great day!!

  93. Cheryl Hellert

    What fun it would be to win this! Doing my shopping online this year! No lines!

  94. Hi Mary! Happy Birthday to you!! I will do a little virtual shopping shopping today but there is one store I need to go to. Not looking forward to that! I find on line shopping so much easier and a lot stressful! Enjoy your day and thank you for the chance to win this bag of loot! Holy cow-it’s awesome!!

  95. Lovely candy, Mary! I too will be staying AWAY from the crowds! If I do any shopping it will be from the cozy confines of my computer room! Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing all your wonderful creativity all year long!

  96. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope your day is filled with family and friends!

  97. No Shopping for this old gal today. But I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wish my dear friend a Happy Birthday. Hope you have a BLOW-OUT day and enjoy having your family around you on this special day. Happy Birthday Friend!

  98. Happy birthday! I love your daily emails. If I were to win this I would give it to my future granddaughters who love to visit to scrapbook and make cards.

  99. Happy, HAPPY, Birthday, Mary! What a delightful stash you have to offer:) yummo! I gather little gift tidbits throughout the year for Christmas presents. This year all of my immediate (11) family will be getting boxes full of assorted homemade cards:) Have a wonderful day.

  100. Happy Birthday and many more. I started my online shopping pre-Thanksgiving. Rather be at home crafting.

  101. Janie Owens (USA-Georgia)

    No…not shopping at all! Instead I will “selling” at an arts & crafts show!! Hopefully, selling!! Yeah!

  102. Happy Birthday! I have no desire to fight the crowds and am doing online shopping instead.

  103. In Store only! [Queue music.]. “Happy Birthday to you!”

  104. I’ll be shopping online – I’m too civilized to deal with the maddening crowds! LOL
    Happy Happy Birthday today, and thanks so much!!

  105. A little bit of both – online early and in stores later in the day. Would love the blog candy – nice birthday present for me!

  106. Denise Wekwert

    I’m shopping online and also doing a limited amount of in-line shopping this morning at a couple of my favorite local stores. Happy Birthday, Mary

  107. Happy birthday!! Non-caloric stamping candy is the BEST kind!! I try to do most of my shopping online, no crowds for me!!

  108. No shopping for me of any kind. I’ll be putting up the Christmas decorations with my granddaughter. It’s cold outside so I’ll stay in my sweats to keep warm and turn up the Christmas carols on the radio.

  109. Cathy from Illinois

    Staying at home as I am almost done shopping. I started back in June buying presents! Friends and I are getting together today and Saturday to finish making our Christmas cards! Hope you have a great holiday season!

  110. Nancy Farrell

    Good Morning Mary, and a very Happy Birthday to you. I will be staying close to home on this Black Friday, like not leaving at all. Ha. Ha. I do most of my shopping on line. Thanks for this gift to us. Can’t wait to see who wins. Thanks for all you do for the Pals! 🙂

  111. First of all – Happy Birthday Mary! You’re blog and website is always the BEST!

    Online shopping mainly, however, today (Black Friday) I am going to my fav quilt shop which hopefully, will not be crazy. Thanks Mary and have a great day!

  112. Mary a very Happy Birthday to you . I will be shopping a little later at local small businesses and Barnes and Noble . I’d like to be put in your drawing please .
    thanks for all the Wonderful things you post . I look. Foreward to it with my coffee every day . you give me and others insperation . I thank you .
    Jean Nauta

  113. Happy Birthday, Mary. You are an inspiration to me every day. Thank you so much for sharing all of your talent with the rest of us. I am not going out in the crowds, will just stay home and go online or to the brick and mortar stores some other day when it’s calmer!

  114. It is a32 year tradition that my sister and I shop till we drop on Black Friday. Sometimes others join us, but ? is always her and I. We love to people-watch and I find that most people are really very nice to their fellow shoppers that day. Of course we don’t go to the places where people trample each other! Happy shopping-go walk off that last piece of pie you ate yesterday!

  115. Happy birthday, Mary! I’ll probably be shopping online. May venture out late in the day if I’m brave.

    Cassie

  116. Betsy Johnson

    The only crowd I will brave is the one at my home computer. Staying IN for Black Friday! Have a happy birthday!

  117. Happy birthday. One lucky person will receive one of your beautiful cards. Re shopping: I will not be shopping in any brick and mortor stores today,black Friday. I do not do well with crowds, I even have trouble with Walmart on. A normal day. I will however look at the SU specials and then perhaps, maybe place an online order. My Christmas gift gifting list is small due to having a small family. However I always do 4 gifts from an Angel tree. Happy holidays.

  118. Cathy from Illinois

    Staying at home since I have most of my shopping done. Started back in June finding presents! Friends and I are getting together today to finish making our Christmas cards!! Also Happy Birthday and have a great Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  119. Have a Great birthday! For the past several years I have been spending the day after Thanksgiving or black Friday, with my sister and girlfriends scrapbooking and getting a head start stamping our Christmas cards…Great Quality Girl Time!!!
    We probably will also spend a tiny bit of time attempting to snag a few good on-line deals too.

  120. Sandy Fechtenburg

    I wish every part of your birthday has HAPPY in it! thanks for your great blog!! I love Christmas shopping so most of my shopping will be in stores with lots of people. Also I get things on-line that don’t have a local store.

  121. I’ll be headed out later today to see what’s still out there. Don’t need anything so it’s recreational , not necessary. Did some online already. Hope you enjoy your birthday.

  122. Have a Great birthday! For the past several years I have been spending the day after Thanksgiving or black Friday, with my sister and girlfriends scrapbooking and getting a head start stamping our Christmas cards…Great Quality Girl Time!!!
    We probably will also spend a tiny bit of time attempting to snag a few good on-line deals too.

  123. I’ll be online shopping! Happy Birthday, Mary! Enjoy your day.

  124. Happy Birthday to you!! It’s wonderful that the whole country is celebrating with you!! I began my shopping with a Stampin’ Up! workshop and Stampin’ Up!’s great sale! Don’t have much money left for Black Friday shopping!!

  125. Happy Birthday, Mary! Wishing you the best one ever. I am pretty sure I will be doing some shopping both places but really just relaxing and doing some stamping and getting organized again! Also, might start decorating too!

  126. Charlene Brummitt

    Happy Birthday! No shopping today!

  127. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be doing both. There isn’t anything like feeling the Christmas spirit in the hustle and bustle of shops. I will be relaxed about it this morning and don’t have any real expectations about getting my shopping done. Then I will return home when I am tired and try to knock out a bit more shopping online!

  128. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be shopping online. Enjoy your tips and designs all year long. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous blog candy.

  129. I’m working today, so no shopping for me! We’re going. Tomorrow though. Thanks for a chance to win!

  130. barbara ventura

    Happy BDY enjoy your day . I enjoy to shop online. no parking lots, no lines, no issues. It’s better for me

  131. Happy Birthday, Mary.

    The only shopping for me today will be online. I’ll be decorating for Christmas and making more Christmas cards. Much more enjoyable than fighting crowds on Black Friday.

  132. Good Morning! I live in a small town (about 3,000 residents) and will be “on the town” tomorrow (Saturday), for the “shop small” event and annual Christmas parade.

  133. A very happy birthday to you, Mary! I love following your blog and getting inspiration from it.

    I’m going to venture out for a little bit, but limiting myself to 2 hours.

  134. Bernadette Veneski

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Mary! I will not be doing any shopping today – I am in Florida visiting my son & daughter-in-law, so we will be heading to the beach! Enjoy your day!!!

  135. Hapoy Birthday, Mary! Thanks for gifting US on YOUR birthday! Love you! I’ll be shopping small on Sat. I’m losing my patience with big crowds and shopping! I’d rather support the small shops in my area and give unique gifts.

  136. Happy birthday to you, Mary!

    I’ve been doing a little shopping here and there the last month, so I think I’ll stay in and check out some of the on-line specials

  137. Happy Birthday Mary! I will do some on line shopping (I already have) and a little in line shopping (but not at crazy hours and only to soak up some holiday spirit) thanks for the chance to win blog candy, but mostly for your continued creative inspiration.

  138. Susan Saunders

    Happy Birthday, Mary. I’m definitely NOT standing in line at stores in the area. I’ll do some shopping on line . . . but there’s nothing on sale that’s worth fighting the crowds in person. Thanks for your generosity.

  139. Going out after lunch. Purely recreational. Like to shop online but also in stores. Happy bd and thanks for the candy opportunity.

  140. First–Happy Birthday Mary. May you have many, many more. I will not be shopping this weekend. I’m already finished with my Christmas shopping and am now into wrapping the gifts. I got some great deals before Christmas so there was no need to wait. Black Friday has kinda lost it’s mojo for me!

  141. Yes, I will be shopping online.
    Mary, happy birthday.
    I thank you for your website.
    I have been able to spread joy to my friends by making cards that I CAS from you.

  142. I worked retail for years and now that I don’t I avoid going out at all on black friday. I may do some online shopping but mostly I will be decorating for Christmas :)Happy Birthday to you!

  143. I just placed an online order and I may do some shopping a little later today. Nothing I “must have” this morning.

    Happy Birthday – really appreciate your blog.

  144. Happy Birthday lady!! I did some online shopping already and do plan to get some games and toys at Target later today. Nothing wild and if there are long lines I am not going!

  145. Stopped at a local running store on the way into work this morning to buy myself presents 🙂 Happy birthday!

  146. Happy Birthday! Hope it’s wonderful!

  147. Birthday wishes Mary! You sure are one talented lady! Thank you for keeping us inspired.
    On-line shopping all the way!!! 😉

  148. Happy Birthday Mary! Thank you for being generous on your birthday. I am not able to shop at all this weekend :(. Unexpected bills 🙁 . So I startnext weekend and it will mostly be in- line. I’m an ” instant graftification” kinds lady. Thanks!

  149. Joanne Simpson

    Happy birthday! No shopping here! Gotta work and already done my Christmas shopping!

  150. Happy birthday. I will not be shopping.

  151. No need to do either – all finished and wrapped. Will put up the decorations and tree this weekend and send out cards today. Then all that is left is the baking and candy making. Have a wonderful birthday.

  152. hope mitchell

    Happy Birthday, Mary! I have been shopping online with a few things purchased in a “real” store. I’m a firm believer in gift cards. Right size, right color, right everything. My family lives out of town so online shopping and gift cards mail themselves.

    You are so disciplined with your Emails…Thanksgiving, Christmas, every day there is something from Mary Fish.

    Thanks for celebrating your birthday in such a generous way.

  153. On line but it will be my husband doing the shopping,yeah!!!
    Happy Birthday to you.

  154. Happy Birthday Mary! I ?? your blog! I will not be doing ANY Black Friday shopping, but I am hoping to shop on Small Business Saturday.

  155. I will shop online so I can have more time to finish my Christmas cards !!WOOHOO!!!!! Keep the great ideas coming! Happy Birthday

  156. Lynne Wascher

    Happy Birthday Mary. I am shopping online for my out-of-town family today but will finish what shopping I have left at a later date.

  157. Madeleine Menke

    I’m doing both kinds of shopping. I purchase on-line for family because gifts get shipped directly, so much easier & somehow there always seems to be a little something for me too!! Then shopping with my daughter at the brick & mortor. Thanks for the chance to win a great stash.

  158. My hubby and I are going out for breakfast and then to a couple of neat craft shops. Love to do that. I have my shopping done and the house all decorated so can relax and enjoy the holiday’s.

  159. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you have a great day. I’ll be shopping online. I prefer to stay away from the madness of the stores. Happy holidays!

  160. Happy Birthday Mary! I won’t be shopping in the stores! I do my shopping throughout the year and mostly online. Happy day to you!

  161. Happy Birthday!! What a fabulous selection of products you have in your giveaway! I shopped online yesterday and will be hitting only a few of the brick and mortar stores today. Shopping online is the way to go!!! Have a great weekend.

  162. I will be shopping online next week. Still enjoying the break with family!

  163. Happy Birthday Mary! Staying in today. Read your post everyday.
    Love all your cards. Thanks for sharing. Mary Ann

  164. Jill K. Harris

    Happy Birthday, Mary! I won’t be shopping in stores! I shop throughout the year, so I can avoid stores after Thanksgiving. Nearly done, just a couple packages yet to arrive, since I do most of my shopping online.

  165. Happiest Birthday! If I do any shopping this weekend it will be online.

  166. Patti Hutchinson

    Online is the only way to shop! I avoid the crowds and angry people at all costs!

  167. Happy Birthday! I’m planning on doing both…drinking my coffee while I wait for my friend to go shopping! We will hit a needlepoint shop so it will be fun! And will do a little online shopping too!
    Thanks
    Loretta

  168. Happy, happy birthday Mary! It will be strictly online for serious shopping. If I do go shopping somewhere it will only be for fun.

  169. Happy Happy Birthday! Shopping on-line……….although husband went out to Menards early this a.m. while I was still asleep and bought a ladder. It was his first black friday experience, he had fun, but when I mentioned going out again, well let’s just say he had his fill of fun! ha ha I don’t blame him!

  170. Happy Birthday, Mary! How fun that you give gifts away on your birthday! My shopping is pretty well done, but what is NOT done is my Christmas cards. Seems like a good day to stay home and craft…

  171. I shop in advance of Black FR, and I think I get as good deals. This weekend, I shop online.

  172. I will be shopping, but only in my small town. Tried the big box stores once and that was enough.

  173. Kim Antkowiak

    Happy Birthday! I will only be shopping online. Ho! Ho! Ho!

  174. Katherine Anderson

    Happy Bitrthday young lady! Being the good consumer I am, I will be doing both inline and online shopping!

  175. Mary – Happy Birthday!! I am not going anywhere near a store. Going to make cards all day!!

  176. Brenda Hawkins

    I might do a little shopping here and there but nothing too serious. I would rather put up my decorations with my kids.

  177. Hi and thanks for the chance to win this wonderful group of goodies! I will be shopping on line and at the stores. Best of both worlds!

  178. I’m retired Grandmother and GreatGrandmother to a large family. We all scrape and love all the SU products! We don’t shop anymore for Christmas but do get together for good food and cheer! LOL! Have a wonderful Birthday!

  179. Paula Meuschke

    What a marvelous bunch of goodies! I don’t even go out of the house on Black Friday. But might take advantage of a few online sales. Hope you have a lovely holiday season.

  180. On line is my way to shop. Love your creativity. Happy Birthday.
    Blessings.

  181. Happy Birthday! I will be cyber shopping.

  182. Growing up, the only thing The Day After Thanksgiving meant to us was getting our Christmas tree! So, that’s what I hope to do today. 🙂 Have a great birthday weekend!

  183. Happy birthday Mary! A local business has a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday. I might check them out. I could possibly buy something online. Love your blog!! I check it out everyday.

  184. Happy Birthday Mary. I’m only shopping online, waiting in long lines is no fun at all!

  185. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing day. I’m planning on fighting crowds this weekend. I love a good challenge . Happy Black Friday Birthday

  186. Big Happy Birthday hugs and wishes to you Mary!!!
    As for shopping, I will be doing some online retail therapy LOL. Thanks for sharing and I love your blog.
    Have a great day!

  187. Happy Birthday Mary!! I’m working all weekend (retail) so I’ll just observe the craziness of the holiday season take place…..I stamp to regain sanity!
    Be safe out there!

  188. Happy Happy Birthday, Mary!! Online for me although I might do some in line close to home after all the serious shoppers have gone back to bed!!

  189. HA! No way would I go out today when I can stay in my jammies and order on-line–or go back to my stamp room and have some REAL fun! Thanks for asking, Mary!

  190. I’ll be doing the majority online, but tomorrow I may venture out. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  191. Hi Mary,
    You are a true inspiration and I follow your Blog daily.
    I will be making my purchases online, as it is so much easier especially when I can shop at odd times like at the moment it is 2.41am!!!
    Fingers and toes x?ed that I win!
    Best wishes,
    Kathe.

  192. Happy Birthday Mary! I’ll be going to my local yarn shop. They have 1/2 price gift cards from 9 – 12. Then I’ll come home and make Christmas cards.
    MaryC

  193. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be shopping online this year.

  194. Hi Mary,
    You are a true inspiration and I follow your Blog daily.
    I will be making my purchases online, as it is so much easier especially when I can shop at odd times like at the moment it is 2.40am!!!
    Fingers and toes x?ed that I win!
    Best wishes,
    Kathe.

  195. Happy birthday, Mary! I have to work today but I’m guessing I’ll do a little of each. Online seems so much easier but I enjoy the excitement of being with the crowds. Have a great weekend!

  196. Shopping at just one mom and pop store this afternoon after attending a learn to meditate class. Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Mary!

  197. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be shopping online this year.

  198. Happy Birthday to you! I’ll stay home today , thank you very much. Love all of your projects!
    Gail

  199. I’ll be doing a little bit of both – in the store and at home shopping. Thank you for the giveaway!

  200. Happy Happy Birthday and thank you for always sharing your great ideas and your wonderful gifts. Carol

  201. Happy Birthday, Mary. After yesterday’s meal, do you still have room for birthday cake?

  202. I’m working, so online for me. Yes, it is my birthday on December 10th too! Mary K.

  203. Hello, Mary, from sunny and a little cool Florida. I will go out and look and hope to see something for my picky husband.
    Happy, happy, birthday.

  204. Happy Birthday Mary
    I will be shopping on line. That gives me more time to get the Christmas decorating done!

  205. Happy Birthday Marcy!!! I did my shopping last night…crazy.

  206. Happy birthday Mary! I will not be shopping in a store unless it is a small locally owned business. I may shop on line but I”m not in any rush. 🙂

  207. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope that you have an awesome day! Thanks for all of the paper crafting inspiration! I don’t have any plans for going out and shopping this weekend, but I might see if I can get some good deals online.

  208. Happy birthday Mary! Love your blog and the goodies. I will be one of those crazy people going shopping in line. Thank you for all you share with us!

  209. Happy birthday, Mary! I did my Black Friday on line shopping around 1 a.m. this morning and am now done! I’ll be staying in the house today, away from all the traffic! 🙂

  210. Happy birthday Mary !! No shopping at all today, I think! I’d rather be stamping!

  211. Happy Birthday! To be honest, I don’t think I’ll be shopping today. 2 of my precious grandkids are coming over, and my little 6-year-old crafter Alyvia and I hope to make some fun things!

  212. Johnnie Sexton

    Hi Mary, Happy Happy Birthday to you and I hope your day will be awesome!!! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creativity for us to see each day. I start off my day with a cup of coffee and your blog. I will be doing online shopping today. I don’t enjoy the crowds until right before Christmas…by then they aren’t so grabby! Please keep the awesome projects coming. Can’t wait to see what you do creatively in 2014. Hugs, Johnnie

  213. Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Birthday!!! Year ago when the kids were young we did the early Black Friday thing, not any more. My I Pad works just fine. Just got my first order from you and believe me I will be ordering more. Thanks enjoy the e mail every day

  214. I will be doing a little “in-line” shopping today, but not early morning! 🙂 Happy Birthday!!

  215. Since I am getting older, I shop more online. I would love to win this Mary, thanks so much for the chance. Happy Birthday to you!!!

  216. Happy Birthday! I’m staying in! May shop on line!

  217. Happy Birthday! I’m staying in! May shop on line!

  218. Happy Birthday! I’m staying in! May shop on line!

  219. I usually don’t mind standing in line in the wee hours of the morning, but this year I have a nasty sinus cold and am just worn out. I will be doing most of my shopping online….unless something catches my eye.

  220. Adriana Romero

    Happy Birthday to you. I’ll be staying home, can not handle the crowds. Love the yummy offer your giving away. Thanks for always being so generous.

  221. Only online shopping here…
    Happy Birthday Mary!

  222. Happy Birthday to you. I am a demonstrator and love your ideas. I am actually saving money to go to the event that you will be speaking at in Tucson. You are an inspiration.

  223. I’m not planning on shopping instead we’re getting on a plane this afternoon and heading to Disneyland! Hope you have a marvelous birthday!!

  224. Happy Birthday Mary! I shopped last night- no line!! Did some online shopping yesterday and will head out sometime this afternoon!

  225. Happy Birthday, Mary! I wont be shopping at all! I’ll be decorating my house for Christmas this weekend. Maybe Monday I’ll do some shopping online. Hope you have a great day!

  226. Michelle M./mcstamperNE

    I will be doing online shopping this weekend. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

  227. Happy Birthday Mary! I will not be doing any shopping this weekend or Monday.

  228. So generous of you to share with others on your birthday.

  229. Have a Great Day! I did my shopping last night around midnight with my computer and drink. I did pretty well shopping and money wise too!

  230. Happy Birthday, Mary! I’m not a big shopper and have never been out early for the Black Friday crowds. If I’m in a shopping mood, I browse my Stampin’ Up! catalog!

  231. Cheryl Ondrias

    Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Mary, happy birthday to you!

    Totally shopping on line this year.

  232. Mary – Happy Birthday! No shopping for me. I don’t need anything that badly to fight all the craziness.

  233. Happy Birthday! I do look at your blog daily. I won’t be out shopping today. If anything it will be online, but probably not even that. Still having a Thanksgiving dinner tonight!

  234. Janet Hathcoat

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY! You were born on a great day. Check your blog daily and love it you always give me great ideas. I will no shopping till after the 1st of December in honor of Thanksgiving and remembering that we are blessed in this Country to worship and have all the freedoms that we take for granted. Christmas shopping can wait. We don’t spend alot on Christmas presents anyway we are way below the national average in our household, we believe the reason for the season is more important than gifts.

  235. Stephanie Jager

    Visiting up north with family, especially my 99 year old mother. No time for shopping, but I am all finished, anyway.
    Happy birthday, Mary!

  236. Happy Birthday to You! Wishing you many more!

  237. Happy Birthday!! I’ll be doing a little of both. Nothing crazy though!

  238. Happy Birthday Mary! I might do a little bit of both this weekend…. But looking forward to getting the tree up this weekend .

  239. Happy birthday Mary!!! Participating in Black Friday shopping is not for me! I will be doing as much Christmas shopping as possible online this year.

  240. Michelle Slaviero

    Enjoy your Birthday! I will be shopping both online and in stores this weekend.

  241. Happy Birthday to you Mary. I’ll be staying home today, don’t do well with crowds. Thanks for the goodies your giving away.

  242. No shopping for me! Instead, my sisters and I along with our daughters will gather at my house for a Christmas cardmaking party. At least one of our projects came from you! Thanks Mary and Happy Holidays!

  243. On-line for me! No crowds or cold weather to deal with! Happy Birthday Mary!

  244. Roberta Miller

    I will definitely be shopping, online and in the store. There are too many good deals out there to pass up!!

  245. Karilyn Moeller

    Happy Birthday! Shopping? A little of both. Some on line, some in stores. I am trying to shop at local small businesses.

  246. Happy Birthday Mary! Love your website! I shop online a lot then hitting the stores.

  247. I’m a Virtual shopper?.not crazy about the crowds and having a cup of coffee in my robe sounds like the best way to shop! lol

  248. I will go out on Saturday to shop small, local businesses. Otherwise, I hope to stay out of stores.

  249. Happy Birthday Mary! I may need to brave the cold weather and long lines as I need to buy a cable for my new TV from my children. Happy Holidays

  250. Cheryl Witham

    Happy Birthday, Mary! I have already done some on-line shopping, but I will probably be venturing out to the mall this weekend. Love this time of year!

  251. I am braving the crowds and having fun with my daughter! We get to “catch up” on things while we stand in line! Also, Happy Birthday to you! I love your posts…thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!

  252. Daria Stevenson

    I will be enjoying left-over turkey and shopping from my recliner.

  253. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to you! Enjoy your special day! ???Have cake and lots of presents!

  254. I’ll Be online avoiding the crowds and having items delivered to me 🙂

  255. Deborah Jackson

    HAPPY BIRHTDAY!!!!! I will be staying far far far away from the stores!!!! I love your blog, thanks for all of the great ideas!

  256. Monique Juarez

    I did all of my shopping online yesterday morning! Most of the great deals today were available online starting yesterday.

  257. The only shopping I plan on doing is going to the tree farm to cut down our family Christmas tree. The crowd may be a little crazy but the memories are priceless.

  258. Happy Birthday Mary! Hope you day is great.

  259. Kelley Miranda

    I don’t think standing in those lines is worth my sanity! Therefore, this girl will be shopping virtually.

  260. Happy Birthday Mary. I’ll be staying home today,catch-up on my card-making.

  261. I’ll be shopping online and waiting for packages to be delivered to me

  262. A little of both! I LOVE your site, btw, and look forward to seeing what’s new everyday!

  263. Hi Mary, I won’t be shopping at all. LOL ?. I always finish my shopping before The Thanksgiving Holiday to avoid the crowds. The only thing I’m watching for is to see if Stampin Up offers any type of Free Shippoing or special reduced shipping deals on Cyber Monday, so I can place a “To Me, From Me” order. Happy Birthday Mary!

  264. Happy birthday to you! I am not shopping because we are at Smokey Mountain National Park. Just great photo pops all day long.

  265. Your blog candy is very generous,
    No Black Friday shopping of any kind for me……Saturday maybe.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  266. I will be shopping mostly online, but will hit a couple of stores as well.

  267. Happy birthday, Mary! I’ll be shopping online. I worked at retail last year and couldn’t find a place to park to go to work on black Friday. Staying home sounds wonderful!

  268. Mary,
    Happy Birthday!! I’ll be hanging out with family and watching our High School football team compete in the MN state finals!! I’m more of a Cyber Monday shopper!!

  269. I’m shopping online. Maybe I’ll venture out for a peppermint mocha from Starbuck’s 😉

  270. Linda Pittman

    I love shopping online, enjoy it more each year!

  271. I will be doing a little of both online and inline shopping. I can wait for some things, but I am an instant gratification girl about others! Merry Christmas crafters!!!

  272. Happy Borthday. Will be on-line shopping only. No crowds for me! Love your emails and ideas!

  273. Judy Z. Smith

    Hi Mary,
    Your blog with my first cup of coffee is the start of my every day! Wishing you a happy birthday and many more. Not ready to shop yet, but when I do it will be a bit of both online and inline. Thanks for starting my day with your inspiration.
    Judy

  274. Staying home with the grand kids and decorating the house.

  275. Happy birthday to you, Mary!!

    My hubby and I went out last night and accomplished a lot. We called it our “date night” : )
    Had a blast!!

  276. Online is the greatest way to shop, that’s what I will be doing. Beth Toay

  277. Corinne Smith

    I will do a little shopping. We wait till the crazyness dies down and then head out on Black Friday. We like the people watching the best.
    Thank you for all your wonderful, creative cards and ideas
    Blessings!!

  278. I worked yesterday and today, but I did manage to do some online shopping 🙂

  279. Nikki Cochran

    Happy Birthday Mary!!! I will shop online if I need to. I am not a big fan of the crowds. I will be working on Christmas cards instead.

  280. Corinne Smith

    Mary
    Happy Birthday to you!!

  281. Maybe a little online. Definitely NOT out in the crowds. I am enjoying time with the family, decorating, and Christmas music/movies. Happy Birthday and thank you for remembering US on YOUR special day:)

  282. Mary – a very Happy Birthday!!! I will do some shopping on line today and tomorrow but most of mine is done alreay. Yahoo. Enjoy your special day. Pearl

  283. Happy Birthday Mary!! I went out at 8:00 last night, just for a young grandson. Target’s lot was FULL and the line stretched all around the store. I will go to plan B (online) Thanks for the chance to win ~ I don’t have any of this stuff 🙂

  284. Happy Birthday, Mary.
    I will be doing my shopping online. It is too cold here is Wisconsin to stand in line for hours!

  285. Happy Birthday to you ? ? There isn’t much that I need but have done some online shopping. I will go to the store when the rush is over. Thanks for the goodies you share.

  286. Happy Birthday, Mary! I will be doing a little of both today and tomorrow. Why do husbands have to be so hard to buy for? If he just wanted crafting supplies, we would be a lot better off! 🙂

  287. HB2U!! I rarely shop on line, but hope to hit a few stores Saturday or Sunday!

  288. Happy Birthday Mary!! enjoy your special day. Most of my shopping is already done – just a bit more to do on-line.

  289. Happy birthday! I’m staying f-a-r away from the crowds and traffic … I’ll be shopping online all weekend. Have a great weekend and thanks for the chance to win!

  290. Only shopping ill be doing is from the luxury of my computer!!! Thanks for all your carding inspirations. I’m a huge fan. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

  291. Happiest birthday greetings. I will stay away from the brick and mortar and shop online.

  292. Happy Birthday Mary! No shopping this week-end.. Thank you for sharing your Birthday with Craft products

  293. Happy Birthday wishes. If I do any shopping, it will be online. I am staying home this year. I plan on doing a little cardmaking, more fun than fighting crowds. 🙂

  294. Happy, Happy, Happy birthday Mary! I try to finish my Christmas shopping by November 1st! I know, I sound like the Grinch but I am not really a “crowd” person so rather than dreading the Christmas rush I am willing to pay a bit more. The bargains are fantastic so this year I decided to hold back a bit and pick up the bargains via the internet. My UPS man is going to love me! LOL You have yourself a fantastic day, sit back and enjoy.

  295. Thanks for offering the chance to win this wonderful package!!!!!

  296. Sandy Wingate

    I am on my way from Las Vegas to Philly to spend the Holidays with my family! No shopping today, but I may brave the lines on Saturday or Sunday, just for fun!

  297. I will be shopping bright and early on-line! Have a very happy birthday!

  298. I do all of my shopping online!!!!

  299. Definitely online and without the crowds?

  300. follow you every day….love the inspiration 🙂

  301. Many birthday blessings to you today and always! We have done the whole Black Friday thing in the past and decided NEVER again. Online it is!i

  302. Happy Birthday, Mary. Cyber shopping for me alllll the way. It’s dangerous out there 😉

  303. Happy Birthday 🙂

  304. Online!! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Birthday!!!

  305. Well since it’s already 7:35 in the morning here in Colorado Springs, I can officially say we shopped at both! My husband went to the regular stores (got 1 thing we wanted), and I stayed home and shopped online and got 2 things we wanted!! That was all we needed. The rest wasn’t a big savings for us, so I don’t really care about early morning shopping. Most stuff I can get online when it goes on sale or I have a special offer for it. Black Friday shopping in the stores is CRAZY!! I LOVE shopping online for things though!! 🙂

  306. Peggy Fairless

    Happy Birthday pretty lady!! I always stay in and shop on-line. There’s way too much madness in the real world.

  307. Happy Birthday, Mary! Hope you get what you wish for.

    Me? – I never go to the “in-line” stores on Black Friday, but sometimes I do online.

  308. Happy Birthday I hope that you have a wonderful day. Please enter me to win this wonderful blog candy. I would love to add it to my stampin up collection.
    Thanks so much again.

  309. Happy Birthday Mary! Yours is one of my favorite blogs- I love your creations! No stores for me- I love shopping online in my comfy clothes. Thanks for offering all this cool stuff!

  310. Happy Birthday! No way do I go out shopping on Black Friday. There is no sale worth the crowds, lines and rudeness.

  311. My family is leaving town today so I need to spend all the time I can with them!!! If I do go shopping, it will be online.

  312. Wowzers….I will be shopping on-line this weekend especially at Stampin’ Up. =)

  313. I’ll be waiting until next week to do my local shopping. I like to check things out online and then purchase at an actual store where I can see the product. Happy birthday to you! Hope you have a fantastic relaxing day. Thanks so much for offering the huge package of goodies to a lucky person.

  314. A very happy birthday to you. I so enjoy your creations. I will be staying home and avoiding the crowds. I may do so shopping online.

  315. Cyber Monday…..here I come!

  316. Tiffinnie Reed

    Well, I prefer to stay in this holiday weekend and enjoy putting up our Christmas tree and decorations with the family. So, any shopping that will be done is virtual in this house! Happy Birthday and thanks for the opportunity to win free stuff! 🙂

  317. Sharon Williamson

    Happy birthday, Mary. How nice of you to give blog candy on your birthday, and thank you for the daily inspiration you share with us. I am definitely not a Black Friday shopper so I won’t be hitting the stores today, but I probably will be looking online. Mainly, though, I’ll be in my craft room finishing up my Christmas cards today. Enjoy your special day!

  318. Wow, Mary, you are super generous! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! I plan to support my local small business and Christmas tree farm this weekend so no mall dashes for me! 😉

  319. I discovered the ease and fun of online shopping a couple of years ago and there’s no going back! Thanks for a chance to win something as I shop! Beth B

  320. Happy Birthday. Thanks for the chance to win all of these wonderful goodies.

  321. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I will not venture out for shopping – all online. Thank you for my daily “gift” with your blog – it is how I start every day!

  322. Happy Birthday Mary. Thank for the chance to win some great gifts!!

  323. Janet Gallion

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MARY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! WOW, COULD YOU TELL I SANG RIGHT ON KEY? HOPE YOUR DAY IS VERY SPECIAL LIKE YOU. Janet

  324. Happy Birthday, Mary!!!! I did a little online shopping on Wednesday for Christmas but won’t do anymore online or inline until the hoopla settles down. Hate the crowds.

  325. Wow. It took me twenty minutes of scrolling to get to the bottom of this post. Happy BDay, Miss Mary and Merry Christmas, too! And, I probably won’t be online shopping this weekend because I shop online all year long. Out of towners I love dearly will keep me busy with hugging and catching up and cooking and all that good stuff. But look out Amazon – I’ll be shopping like madwoman online starting Monday!

  326. Happy 29th birthday…or is it sweet 16? Anyway you won’t catch me shopping except for online. We have calling hours and funeral of a dear friend and relative today and tomorrow so I will have to fit in some shopping. I would LOVE to win your “sweets.” Happy Thanksgiving etc.

  327. I probably won’t do any shopping this weekend except for the grocery store. Because I hate crowds and standing in line, I am primarily an online shopper.

  328. Shopping online is definitely the smart way to go, but hey, you only live once, so off to shop I go! (and I am Wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday on my way out the door!) 🙂

  329. Malissa Martin

    Online! Love all he inspiration and talent you share!

  330. Esther Schattschneider

    Hope you are having a wonderful birthday and thanks for sharing…your designs and ideas everyday and candy, too!! No shopping for me…hopefully i can “go to my room” and stamp!

  331. Charlene Kinelski

    Mary, I’m planning to stamp all day…much more peaceful than fighting the crowds. The deals will be waiting long after Black Friday has passed. Wishing you a Happy Birthday; may it be special in every way.
    Charlene
    NC Stamper

  332. Barbara in SC

    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Mary ~ Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!
    I’ll be shopping ON line today ~ no crazy shoppers/parking issues for me! Maybe tomorrow I’ll visit some of our small, local shops for unique items.
    Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous blog candy!
    Barbara in South Carolina

  333. I love online shopping, so that is the way I will go. It is too much fun to wait for the arrival of a package.

  334. Today is your birthday…..da da da da da! So happy for you! Make it a great day!

  335. Happy Birthday to YOU! I just got back from black friday shopping (its 9:30 am here in Michigan) got everything I wanted–no lines, people were happy, it was PERFECT also My DEAR WONDERFUL GREATEST HUSBAND ever drove my friend Marina, my mom and I where ever we wanted to go. All we had to do was feed him breakfast. I will also do some on line shopping. Thanks for the chance to win great blog candy, love your blog:)

  336. Happy Birthday! God bless your special day.

  337. If I do any shopping today it will be online. Right now I’m getting ready to help my dad’s girlfriend finish stamping her christmas cards!

  338. Hi Mary, I love following your posts and love your cards.

  339. Happy Birthday Ms Mary. I learned my lesson last year and I am only doing on line shopping. I started last night and wil check out thevspecials on Monday also.

  340. Happy Birthday, Mary I am DONE with my Christmas shopping and always try to avoid the crowds and the looooooooooooong lines! Enjoy your birthday as we always enjoy your blog.

  341. Happiest of Burthdays to you Mary! Thanks for the wonderful blog candy giveaway! I will be shopping online and maybe in in line next week.

  342. Freda Laureano

    I may go for a little shopping later today. Thank you for the blog candy and the chance to win. Happy birthday!!!!!!!
    Freda

  343. This year we shopped on the pre-black Friday sales on Wednesday. Got some great deals and now we will be able to avoid the crowds and my extra money is spent for on-line. Happy Holidays. Love your work.

  344. I plan on shopping online (virtually) this year. We were able to get the same deals online and with free shipping as we could in stores.

  345. Joette McCawley

    Happy Birthday, Mary!!! OMGosh!!! I tried to order the stamp set and it is no longer available. I was so excited to get a chance to win it here with you!!! I have already ordered online prior to Thanksgiving prep. I like to shop in stores when it is not zoo crazy!!! Like during the work day. 🙂

  346. Happy Birthday, Mary! My birthday is Sunday. I am hoping to do some crafting today…and my daughter is opening her show tonight in out local theater, so of course we’ll be there!

  347. Happy Birthday Mary. I have been shopping on line and after taking the Grandkids to see a movie, I will go shopping locally too. I wanted to tell you Thanks for all you do to help me with my Creative outlet. I can’t wait to get up in the mornings to see what you have posted on your blog. Hugs to you Mary. ruby

  348. Happy Birthday Mary! I do the majority of my shopping online. Half is done and I will be finishing soon. I stay out of the stores…

    Sheila

  349. Happy Birthday Mary, Celebrate !!!! I’ll be staying in today, very cold here, making cookies will warm up the house. Finishing up my Christmas cards and other crafts for gift giving. My Birthday comes the last day if the year. Have a wonderful day.

  350. Happy, Happy Birthday Mary. I avoid the shopping frensy and send my husband out with my list. He is the BEST. Whenever I am in a slump I go to your blog for inspiration. Thanks so much.

  351. Lucinda Carmichael

    Actually braved the Wal-Mart and Target crowds last night, love black Friday deals! I decided this year to just get a whole bunch of toys for the Salvation Army Angel program instead of picking a child. Will continue to shop both online and in the stores. Love your blog!

  352. No shopping for me this weekend, only crafting!

  353. Love the crowds and the Christmas music. I’ve already been out!

  354. Happy birthday Mary! (Mine is just barely in the rear view mirror! ) I am shopping online. ..a more peaceful way to start the season. 🙂

  355. Jessica Monson

    went out last night didn’t get what I wanted but found lots of other stuff.

  356. It’s my birthday, too!! I will be on-line shopping. Nothing is worse than shopping on Black Friday!!

  357. Happy birthday, Mary! I will be a bit of both shopping; online and in store.

  358. Chris K said I will be doing something that not many people do on Black Friday……shopping for a new car!

  359. Shopping at Kohl’s, then my online order with SU

  360. Online in my bunny slippers!!!!!

  361. Happy Birthday, Mary! Shopping for me today is all online. I’ll watch the crowds on TV and stamp 🙂

  362. I am celebrating my 33rd Wedding Anniversary today and since you are turning 23 Happy Birthday Mary!!! I will be shopping ON-LINE. My standing in line days are over. It was so much fun back in those days. LOVE your blog!!

  363. Stephanie Daniel

    Happy Birthday Mary! No shopping in our future today! We are looking forward to spending the day at Cade’s Cove instead.
    Hope you enjoy your special day!

  364. Sandi Kennedy

    Happy Birthday Mary!!! Just relaxing today. Shopping and lunch with my sisters on Saturday.

  365. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be shopping both online snd inline! Lol thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs
    Shirley

  366. A very Happy Birthday to you. I’ve already been to the stores. Now it’s time for online shopping.

  367. Happy Birthday! Any shopping I do will be from the comforts of my home.

  368. Happy Birthday!!!! No shopping online or inline. Putting up Christmas decorations today!!! Had a birthday yesterday!!!

  369. Best Wishes on your birthday. Hope you have a great day! Home for me, any shopping will be online. Making Christmas cards this weekend.

  370. Happy happy birthday!!! Wishing you the very best.
    I will not do any shopping. I will wait for the craziness to end 🙂

  371. Happy Birthday Mary! I will be shopping mostly online. Im not one to stand in lines for hours.

  372. Happy Birthday, Mary!!! I hope you have a great day!!! If I must shop, I’m hoping to do so only on line. My ultimate plan though is to stamp and quilt the weekend away. Wishing you a wonderful birthday.

  373. Happy, happy birthday! I hope you spend your day doing what makes you happiest. I will be neither shopping online nor at the stores. It’s Turkey Day leftovers, card making , and a nap for me. Thanks for being a wonderful mentor.

  374. Blessings to you on your birthday, Mary! I am one of those weird people who have [email protected] of her shopping done and wrapped by now. The one thing I buy this year is TV show DVDs or movies from Target (for gifts and for selfish reasons!). My husband played chauffer to me and my daughter last night and we went to Target. We are crazy and stand in the lines for hours…but wait until the line is almost in and join it! I found what I was looking for and my daughter looked around to find presents too while my hubby went and held a place in line. I love our Target store because it is so polite, as the employees are also…and the people in line (maybe because they are nice and full and thankful) are very friendly. My daughter called and asked me to go with her this morning, but I told her that would be dangerous because then I might spend more money! It looks like a good crafting day for me!

  375. Hi Mary

    I probably do more on line shopping than at the stores since I have gotten up there in age. They have everything you need and right now alot of free shipping. Thanks so much for always sharing your wonderful ideas. My sister is a demonstrator and your blog is one of
    her favorites. Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

    Cindy

  376. Michelle Silva

    Happy Birthday Mary! I love following all your beautiful ideas! I will be shopping online! I do not like crowds!

  377. Home crafting with a little online shopping thrown in.

  378. Happy Birthday Mary!?Thank you for the opportunity to win :). I enjoy your blog…….you inspire me!!!!!!!! I have no plans to hit the stores and crowds……..if I should venture out, it would be more in the evening time! Thanks again and enjoy your birthday!!!!!! Nurse Payne

  379. Hi Mary,

    Happy Birthday!!! Sending wishes that your life is filled with Peace, Love and Joy!!!

    Thank you for the chance to win all the goodies, especially the Endless Wishes stamp set. I really wanted that one and was very disappointed when it sold out so early!!!

    The only shopping that I might do over the Holiday weekend is with a couple of locally owned stores and an art gallery that will be having Open Houses. Otherwise, I stay away from the big stores, either physically or online. It’s my “silent protest” that they are turning Thanksgiving Day into just another shopping day, instead of a day dedicated to family and friends.

    Peace, Love & Joy,
    Joyce

  380. Lupe Rocamora

    My husband and I will be doing a little of both.

  381. Mary I will be shopping on line….too old to fight the crowds..love Stampin up products and would love to win

  382. Best wishes to you for a very happy birthday! And thanks to you for offering such a generous blog give-away!

    I don’t have a lot of people to shop for – so far, I’ve done most shopping on-line. I will get some other items locally, but hopefully during less crowded times!

  383. Margie Dischinger

    No way would I but my life in the hands of this grabby crowd. Staying at home with family and enjoying the time off. Might visit my craft room!
    Hope you have a very pleasant day and a Birthday celebration that suits your idea of the perfect day. Take care and Enjoy!

  384. I have already finished most of my shopping before the rush. I did some online and may finish up online.

  385. Staying home and stamping!

  386. Happy Birthday!

    I never shop on Black Friday. It’s a nice day to spend with my family.

  387. Mary Ellen Storey

    I love your blog and check it two to three times per week. Thanks for sharing all year long. Happy Birthday! My Christmas shopping is done so I plan to take Black Friday off from shopping. Mary Ellen Storey.

  388. On line shopping 🙂

  389. Happy Birthday sweet Mary. My family will brave the crowds tomorrow morning and just have fun!

  390. Happy Birthday Mary!! I am doing some house cleaning and putting up the Christmas tree. I did manage to get to Michael’s last night, and am doing some online shopping today.

  391. Happy Birthday! I did some shopping Thanksgiving evening. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy and your inspiration.

  392. I am enjoying your blog soooo much!!!! Shopping on line, or in the store, or not at all depends on when I get the Christmas tree up. Have a great birthday!

  393. Happy Birthday Mary!!!! I hope your day is spent doing all that you love to do!
    I am on online shopper – no crowds no lines – just don’t like when I have to go to the post office to return stuff…..

  394. Making cards this Friday…maybe a little on line shopping…football GO DUCKS…win the day!!!

  395. Happy Birthday Mary!! I don’t do Black Friday shopping …unless it’s on-line:-). Thanks for the chance to win …especially Endless Wishes!! (Still kicking myself for not ordering that set)

  396. Online shopping is the way to go! Went to one store on Thanksgiving day and that was enough for me!

  397. Barbara Rehder

    Happy Birthday to you Miss Mary!!!
    There will be no time for shopping today!! Instead, I will be spending the day cleaning up the mess that I left yesterday after decorating the house and making my very FIRST Thanksgiving turkey for my kids! It turned out delicious and my kids were proud of me…(and definitely surprised that I could do it too!)

  398. On line definitely! Love shopping while enjoying the comforts of home! Thanks for the opportunity to win the wonderful goodies! Happy Birthday too Mary!

  399. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Ready to start Christmas cards so bring on your Christmas videos and ideas. Will be staying in as I don’t like crowds and it is to cold to be out.

  400. I will not be out shopping. Plan to do some decorating and card making! Love your blog and happy, happy birthday!

  401. Shopping with my nieces and sister-in-law!

  402. Trish Hernandez

    Black Friday — no way! I am home stamping with friends.

  403. I think I will be doing a little online shopping and a little store front shopping. Trying to decide on my Stampin Up order. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. My stash continues to grow.

  404. This year I am spending a quiet black Friday at home. I am enjoying an extra cup of coffee, pulling out Christmas decorations and listening to Christmas music. Happy birthday to you Mary. Many thanks

  405. kathy amstutz

    No way am I going shopping, probably not within the next week! Anyhow, my grandchildren are almost all teenage girls, so only gift cards bring smiles to their faces anymore. I’d love to win your blog candy and what a wonderful way to celebrate YOUR birthday. I love this idea! Thanks for the chance to have more goodies!

  406. Happy Birthday Mary! I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for the offer of the generous blog candy. I will be shopping online for sales. Due to having four sons and a husband who has worked every day 12 hours a day this week I cannot venture out.

  407. I’m doing both!!!!

  408. Claire Crotteau-Hutt

    Hi Mary,
    Happy Birthday! I’ll be doing my shopping online. I can’t deal with the crowds on black Friday…

  409. I vowed to stay away from the crowds this year but I do love shopping in “brick and mortar” stores, so I may venture out later when the crowds ease up a little. Happy Birthday, dear you! You mean so much, to so many people and have inspired many across the country through your blog!!

  410. Some cyber shopping here — no long line ups for me.

  411. Happy Birthday to you! I will only be shopping online. I don’t like shopping in stores on other days (except maybe craft stores) – I certainly won’t be fighting the crowds on Black Friday.

  412. Happy Birthday Mary! Today is my mom’s birthday too!! As far as the shopping goes, I will be staying clear of the stores, but may poke around online. I will be spending my Black Friday doing some volunteer cuddling in a local NICU!

  413. 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!

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

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

  416. 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!

  417. Priscilla Yohan.

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

  418. Valerie Buseman

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

  419. 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!!!

  420. Janice Warhank

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

  421. Janice Warhank

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

  422. Janice Warhank

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

  423. Priscilla Yohann

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

  424. On line if anything…..

  425. 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.

  426. 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!

  427. 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!

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

  429. Barbara Webber

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

  430. 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!!

  431. 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!

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

  433. Online only! Happy Birthday!

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

    Ruby

  435. 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

  436. 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.

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

  438. 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! 🙂

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

  440. Debbie Sheets

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

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

  442. 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!!

  443. 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.

  444. 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…

  445. Karen Dentler

    Happy birthday Mary! I will be shopping online!

  446. 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!

  447. 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

  448. Phyllis Freese

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

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

  450. 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

  451. 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!

  452. 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

  453. 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! 🙂

  454. 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.

  455. 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!!

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

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

  458. 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:-)

  459. 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!

  460. 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!

  461. 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!

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

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

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

  465. 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!

  466. 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

  467. 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!

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

  469. 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.

  470. 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.

  471. 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!

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

  473. Teresa Bartley

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

  474. 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!

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

  476. 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!

  477. 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.

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

  479. 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!

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

  481. 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.

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

  483. I will be shopping online. Thanks

  484. 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!!!!”

  485. 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!

  486. I have been shopping online today.

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

  488. 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!

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

  490. I will not be shopping at all.

  491. 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.

  492. 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!

  493. 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!

  494. 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.

  495. 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.

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

  497. 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.

  498. 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.

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

  500. 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!

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

  502. 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(

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

  504. Elizabeth Mims

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

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

  506. 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 . . .

  507. 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.

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

  509. 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.

  510. Kristen Poindexter

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

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

  512. Chrystal Miller

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

  513. Glenda Lehrmann

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

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

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

  516. Helen Wainwright

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

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

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

  519. 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.

  520. 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.

  521. 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.

  522. 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!

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

  524. 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 🙂

  525. 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.

  526. 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!

  527. 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.

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

  529. 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.?

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

  531. 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? !!!!!!!!!!

  532. Lorrie Freeman

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

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

  534. 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 🙂

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

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

  537. 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! 😉

  538. 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. 🙂

  539. 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!

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

  541. 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.

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

  543. 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.

  544. Brick and morter.

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

  546. 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!

  547. 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.

  548. Bobbie Schmidt

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

  549. 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!!!! 🙂

  550. 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…

  551. 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!

  552. 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.

  553. 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!!

  554. 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

  555. 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.

  556. 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.

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

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

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

  560. 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.

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

  562. 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!

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

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

  565. 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:)

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

  567. Home sweet home in my pj’s.

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

  569. 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!

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

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

  572. Imogene Thomas

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

  573. 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!!

  574. 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!

  575. 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.

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

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

  578. 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!

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

  580. 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!

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

  582. 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!

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

  584. 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

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

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

  587. 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!’

  588. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  594. 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.

  595. 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.

  596. 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.

  597. 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!!

  598. 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!

  599. 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.!!

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

  601. 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!!

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

  603. 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!

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

  605. 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!

  606. 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!

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

  608. 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.

  609. 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!

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

  611. 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!

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

  613. Kathy Amorese

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

  614. 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!!

  615. 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.

  616. 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!!

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

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

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

  620. 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!!

  621. 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.

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

  623. 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

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

  625. 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!)

  626. 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!

  627. 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!!

  628. 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!

  629. 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.

  630. 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.

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

    Happy Birthday, pretty lady!

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

  633. 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.

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

  635. 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. 🙂

  636. Online shopping only for me!

  637. 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.

  638. 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. 🙂

  639. Eileen Boudreau

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

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

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

  642. 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.

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

  644. I will be staying home and shopping online!

  645. 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!

  646. 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.

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

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

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

  650. joni lawrence

    Online only. thanks for the opportunity!

  651. 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!

  652. Sherry conrad

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

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

  654. 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

  655. 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.

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

  657. 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….

  658. 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…..

  659. Alexa TreDenick

    I am doing my shopping in stores and online 🙂

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

  661. 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. 🙂

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

  663. Rose Castillo

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

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

  665. 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!

  666. 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.

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

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

  669. 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.

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

  671. 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

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

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

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

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

  676. Online only!

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

  678. 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

  679. 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!

  680. 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! 🙂

  681. 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.

  682. 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!

  683. I have done both! Happy Birthday!

  684. 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.

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

  686. 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!

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

  688. 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.

  689. 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!!

  690. 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!

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

  692. 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

  693. 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 🙂

  694. 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 😉

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

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

  697. 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!

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

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

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

  701. 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.

  702. 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!!!

  703. 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!!

  704. 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!!

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

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

  707. online only 🙂 hopefully at home crafting otherwise!

  708. Jennifer Hoodjer

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

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

  710. 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!!

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

  712. 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!!

  713. 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!

  714. 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!

  715. 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!

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

  717. Theresa Goodletson

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

  718. Valerie Kreilick

    online

  719. Valerie Kreilick

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

  720. 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…

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

  722. Sarah Barendt

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

  723. I am shopping both on and off line.

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

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

  726. 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!

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

  728. 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.

  729. 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.

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

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

  732. 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!

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

  734. 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.

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

  736. 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

  737. Went shopping!

  738. 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!

  739. 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.

  740. 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!

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

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

  743. 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 🙂

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

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

  746. 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.

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

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

  749. 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)

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

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

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

  753. Steph DiGiovanni

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

  754. Happy Birthday!!!

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

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

  756. 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)

  757. 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!

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

  759. 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

  760. 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.

  761. 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!

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

  763. 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.

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

  765. Andrea Thompson

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

  766. Online only! Happy Birthday.

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

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

  769. 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 !!!

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

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

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

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

  774. 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!!!!!

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

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

  777. Happy Birthday! Online shopping for me.

  778. Virtually shopping right now. ?

  779. 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.

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

  781. 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!!

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

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

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

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

  786. 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!!

  787. 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.

  788. Always onl