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Take It to Heart Blog Candy Giveaway!


While I’m exploring Cozumel, Mexico today (learn more about the Stampin’ Up! trip on my Stampin’ Pretty Facebook page), I thought it would be fun to offer a blog candy giveaway of the Stampin’ Up! products above!  Are you ready to play?

To one lucky participant, I’m giving away the following retired Stampin’ Up! products:

  • Take It to Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set
  • Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Early Espresso Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • A stack of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (cut to 6 x 6 pieces).

So what is your dream travel destination?  For your chance to win the blog candy above, please leave me a comment at the end of this post sharing your dream travel destination.  Please play only once.  Deadline for comments is Monday, May 12 at NOON Central  Time.  I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner later Monday on my Stampin’ Pretty Blog.

Note:  I can only ship within the U.S.  Winner has 24 hours to email me their name and mailing address so stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!

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408 thoughts on “Take It to Heart Blog Candy Giveaway!”

  1. My dream vacation would be Greece, Italy and France. My husband has had an opportunity to visit all three and I would love to share the experience with him as my tour guide!

  2. I would love to travel the countryside of Ireland (or maybe all of the British Isles) someday! But…I also think the train trip across Canada would be wonderful too.

  3. I’ve had a place in mind for quite a few years now. I would like to go to the place my parents went on their last winter vacation. We live in Wisconsin where the winters can get pretty darn cold, so they would leave for the winter, usually Dec – April. This trip they made plans to have their trip meet up with my mom?s sisters trip. They crossed paths in the picturesque Cabo San Lucas. They enjoyed each other?s company for 2 weeks and my mom spoke about it like it was the most amazing trip ever. Their pictures were absolutely amazing. No matter how bad of a photographer you were, you just couldn’t take a bad picture! Every photo was like I was looking at a postcard. The glass bottom boat tours, snorkeling, riding 4-wheelers in the sand dunes and riding horses where you couldn’t take vehicles. It’s the last big trip my mom went on. Two months after returning home she was diagnosed with lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain. She passed away just 13 months later. I want to go to the place that brought my mom such joy. She talked about the beauty in Cabo and I would love to see it as though I’m seeing it through my mom?s eyes. I believe you were pretty close to there when you were in Cozumel! I hope you had a wonderful time. (sorry for the long post)

  4. I would love to go to the Maldives. Everytime I see a picture and think “that looks so beautiful” it turns out to be the Maldives.

  5. My dream destination has always been Santorini, Greence. Thanks for the blog candy!! =)

  6. hmmmm…..I think I would like to do a cross country trip. There is so much I haven’t seen in the US.

  7. My Dream Vacation would be to go to the Seychelles Islands, Seychelles I sooooo want to go there! It is on my bucket list!

  8. Tortola – Sandy beaches, warm water, blue skies. Thank you Mary for taking such good care of your customers. You are true customer service.

  9. I would love to go back to Gimmelwald, Switzerland to stay at Herr Mittler’s hostel with my hubby, Tom! 🙂 Wow. That would be amazing.

  10. Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, is my dream vacation. Someday, I will make it there. Until then…

  11. I would love to go to Germany. My ancestors came from Germany and I have done genealogy research on the families and have hit a brick wall. Would love to go overseas and finish my research there. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Fabulous!

  12. My dream vacation is a Mediterranean cruise. I’ve done it once and I’ll never forget how much I loved Italy.My husband and I spent two days in Venice, which is so romantic with all its gondola rides and bridges.

  13. I think my dream trip would be to Europe. I would love to go to Ireland and Germany to see where my ancestors lived: do genealogy research. This would be my dream come true.

  14. Any time spent with my awesome boys is my dream vacation, but I would LOVE to go to Tokyo Disney and Euro Disney.

  15. I would love to go to Hawaii, however, I am not a very good flyer. I am afraid they are not going to get that bridge built in my lifetime! lol

  16. I want to see the lines of Nazca in Peru! Incredible designs that can only be seen by flying over them in a plane! Hope you had a great time in Mexico Mary!!!

  17. My dream vacation would be Europe, or maybe the Stampin Up Convention, equally special. But I guess I could say that I’m now living my favorite vacation. I retired a month ago, and I’m on vacation every day!

  18. I would love to go to Italy but one of our best vacations was taking our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter to Disney World. I would love to do that again.

  19. My wish is to return to Iceland this summer with my children. That will be my third time which speaks for itself! It is such a peaceful and wondrous country. I have told you this numerous times and once more that I enjoy waking up to your site every day.

  20. Europe is my dream destination. The history in every aspect – culture, architecture, language absolutely fascinate me.

  21. Scotland and Ireland – to see firsthand where grandparents came from. Or Disney, for my daughter of course!

  22. I would love to go to Greece! Thanks for all the blogging you do. You are an inspiration.

  23. I hope to return to Rome Italy by 2015…I will be 65! My family was so very fortunate to go there on a trip for my niece’s wedding in 2008…what a wonderful experience!

  24. Thanks for the gift offer. I would love to visit Japan. The food. The views. That bullet train. 🙂 I hope you are having a great vacation.

  25. Hello Mary ~ my dream vacation is to Hawaii. My 2 daughters have been there but I have not. Thanks for the blog candy!!!

  26. Somewhere with tons of history. Rome, The pyramids, or there’s always the gorgeous New Zealand.

  27. My dream vacation is to go to Turkey. My daughter, her husband, and my two
    grandsons live there. I want to see “what their side of the world looks
    like”. I haven’t seen my grandsons for about 3 years now.

  28. My dream vacation is a cruise through the Greek Isles! Thanks for your continued inspiration and a chance to win the goodies!!

  29. My favorite destination is Venice. Spent one day there years ago. Wouldl love to explore!

  30. I would love to go to Rome and visit the Cathedrals with my husband. I can’t imagine the size and beauty…

  31. I would love to visit Germany(a river boat cruise) to visit the Christmas markets during the holidays.

  32. Right now I would say just about any place but I think I would love to go to Italy and just do whatever and have fun exploring and eating our way around the country! Having nonlimited amount of time and money would be helpful!

  33. I would like to go to the South Pacific island of Fiji and stay in an over-water bungalow!

  34. I would love to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in Hawaii with our children and grandchildren! 🙂

  35. We travel a lot, and I’ve been to many places, but I’ve never been to Ireland. I would love to go and see River Dance. Thanks for a chance to win, and I hope you come home with many wonderful memories.

  36. would love to visit ireland. have family that have ever met! thanks for the chance to win such a sweet collection.

  37. I would love to go to Morroco – I think the markets there would be an amazing sight to see! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  38. I would like to go back to Bridgeport, Ca. to relive the wonderful times that I had fishing with my deceased husband.

  39. I have a lot of dream destinations, ultimately I would say Scotland. I would also like to see Ireland and England and Australia as well.

  40. My dream destination is Ireland. I was blessed to visit there once and would love to return with more time to explore my roots there. The people were welcoming and charming, the land is breath-takingly beautiful, and surprisingly the cuisine was outstanding! Part of my heart is still there 🙂

  41. Believe it or not, I would love to go explore Alaska in an RV. Retirement is a ways away, but I can still dream, right?

  42. Mary, one of the places I dream of going is Ireland! Thanks for hosting a blog candu opportunity!

  43. My dream vacation would be with my fiance , my 3 kids and his 3 kids. The destination is irrelevant. The blended family time is precious.

  44. The Gal?pagos Islands. There is so much to study…marine iguanas, seals, finches, sharks,…..thanks for your daily posts and a chance to win some stamping supplies.

  45. I would love to travel to Italy, Ireland and Israel. Thanks for the chance to win the fun blog candy Mary. I hope you are enjoying your cruise.

  46. Hi Mary,

    Hope you’re enjoying the cruise!!! 🙂 My dream vacation spot (at the moment! 😉 would be the Gal?pagos Islands! My son just did a report on Darwin, so…

    Thank you so much for the chance to win your AMAZING giveaway!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  47. If I were one to travel, Australia would be top on my list. Ireland and Hawaii are nice dreams too.

  48. I would love a vacation no matter where it was but would really love to explore more of the USA. Have been to a couple states but never the southwest states.

  49. Would love to go to France, England and Austria. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope you are having a wonderful vacation!

  50. My dream place is to go to Hawaii. I have wanted to go there for years and years. Its still on my bucket list.

  51. I would love to visit England, that is where my ancestors originated. Would love to see the country and how they live.

  52. Norway, because that’s where my family is from & Paris, because I love wine! HAHA! Thanks Mary!

  53. I would love to return to Hawaii. My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation there and I would love to revisit the memories.

  54. I have many dream destinations…Switzerland, France, Germany, and Ireland. Someday, someday….

  55. Aaah, to dream of wonderful places to see! My bucket list includes an Alaskan cruise and trip to Denali National Park. Hawaii is also on that list as well as Australia. Do you think Stampin’ Up might have another Alaska cruise? Maybe I could go that way!?!

  56. My dream vacation would be a cruise around the world with port calls on every continent!

  57. I love to go anywhere in Europe with my family. I am very fond of Germany and Italy! Also, I’d love to go on an African Safari! At this point in my life I’d love to see many places. I have already started reducing my list and have enjoyed them all. ?

  58. I would love to go to the Scilly Islands, off the coast of Land’s End, Great Britain, with my family. We are a rather silly bunch and think we would fit right in with the locals there! 😉 Thank you, Mary! You have such a great blog site, I always enjoy your posts. Love and Hugs!

  59. My dream vacation Would be 2 months traveling through the Black Hills in South Dakota, then onto Yellow stone national Park and up to Glacier National Park! Taking tons of pictures along the way the Scrapbook them all when I got Home!!!!

  60. I have always wanted to go to France. My daughter is going next summer and I so wish I could go with her!

  61. Thanks for thinking of us while you are on your cruise. I would like to see the icebergs etc of Alaska

  62. I would like to take my father to Germany. I’ve spent the last 5 years tracing my family history and would love to visit the places I’ve been researching. BTW love seeing all of your pics on FB sounds like you are having a fabulous time!

  63. Cozumel has never been one of my favored destinations but to be on a Stampin’ Up cruise would make it definitely worth the trip. My dream destination in Ireland or back to Scotland because being in Scotland felt like home. I hope your trip is going splendidly and thanks for the opportunity to win even while you are away and should be pampering yourself, not us!

  64. i would like to either go to Aruba or to Hawaii. I’ll be married 21 years next week and maybe by the time we’ve reached 25 years of marriage we’ll be able to afford one of these trips. Sounds so nice. I would love to win this blog candy. Please pick me and I hope you are having the time of your life.

  65. I have always wanted to go to Austria to see where the Von Trapp family lived. I’ve been in love with The Sound of Music since it came out in 1965.

  66. I’d love to vacation in Europe and tour castles. Can you imagine the craft room you could put in a castle?

  67. I would love to take an Alaskan cruise, Hawaii or visit Germany. Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy.

  68. My big fantasy excursion would be going to Spain!! I would need enough time to visit different regions throughout the country too!!

  69. The Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louis in Alberta CA. I would like to be served their high tea by the window over looking the lake!

  70. My dream vacation would involve sun, sand, and any ocean, sea, or body of water.

  71. My dream vacation would be to visit Spain. Thanks for a chance to win.

    I know you are enjoying the SU cruise, lucky you

  72. I’d love to go to Fiji. I’ve heard it’s has some primo places to snorkel which is my favorite thing to do on vacation. I can just imagine it now…… Can’t wait! Now you’ve really got me wishing!

  73. My biggest dream vacation- a photographic African Safari. My husband and I are “fierce” animal lovers and have always wanted to visit Africa to see them up close! Love your blog Mary! 🙂

  74. My husband and I have always wanted to go on either a walking or biking tour of Italy. Maybe someday soon!

  75. Any place cool and out of the heat of Phoenix! I’m not picky, but if I were dreaming…I guess Italy!

  76. My dream vacation would be to take my entire extended family to Hawaii. My mother is getting older and her traveling days are almost behind her. I would just need this vacation once to make my dream come true!

  77. Call me crazy, but I have always wanted to see Mount Rushmore. Unfortunately, I live in South Carolina, and it is a major ordeal to get to the Black Hills from here. No planes or trains for hundreds of miles around the monument.

  78. My dream travel destination is Ireland – somewhere on the rocky coast. I’ve always dreamed of seeing those green hills …

  79. My dream vacation would be to return to Italy but stay at least a month in a villa in Tuscany.

  80. I’d really like to go to Australia! Having lived in San Diego for many years (now live in MN) I miss all the flora and fauna and the ocean, which I know they have in AU! Besides, SU is there. 🙂

  81. There are so many places on my list it’s hard to choose one! But I will go with China. Ive always wanted to see the Great Wall. Thanks for a chance to win!

  82. My dream travel destination would be to Italy or France to see all the beautiful art work!!! However, Scotland/Ireland/England is a close second due to my ancestry being from there!

  83. I’ve been very fortunate to have done traveling over seas and have seen some beautiful countries and experienced various cultures! To have seen the Sisten Chapel up close and personal was one of the greatest! Unfortunately I haven’t explored a lot of my own country, so would like to see what I haven’t right here in our great country! My husband and I love our Harley Davidson and have seen a lot of the western side, so I would love to go east! There is nothing like touring the country on a motorcycle! Wow, the scenery is wide open and the pictures one gets is incredible!

  84. Sure hope you’re enjoying your trip…I’m sure you are! My dream vacation, I have a few, but I’ll just say Aruba! We went there for our honeymoon, bought a time share, and went back for our first year anniversary. We’ve never been back :(. We’ve used that time share almost every year since, just never in Aruba again. Perhaps someday! Thanks for the chance to win some great SU! prizes!

  85. The South Pacific – specifically French Polynesia….The pictures take my breath away and I can see myself in one of those little huts staying on the water….Heaven!

  86. A road trip with my husband out east. On the way, stop at the Creation Museum in Ohio, Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, visit friends in Connecticut, drive up the east coast to Maine & then drive back to Minnesota through Canada.

  87. Hi, A lady I worked with took an Alaskan cruise and said it was amazing, so ever since then Alaska would be my dream getaway!

  88. I would love to go to England! I may just get my wish in the next couple of years when my sister and girlfriend turn 50… we talking about going. It will be amazing!!!!

  89. My dream vacation would be to ITALY!!! Many things to see…. native lands to grandparents, history, museums, fashion and religious destinations. Would love to see it all….

  90. My dream vacation would be to backpack through Europe, especially Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. I did a similar trip in my mid-20’s (30+ years ago)and since then have been busy with family, college tuition, grandbaby, and saving for retirement, and have not been able to make a big trip like this.

  91. I want to go back to Hawaii and actually spend some time there enjoying it!! My husband & I went to Maui for his brother’s wedding, but our trip was SUPER fast because our kids were in school, and my husband had just started a new job so he didn’t have any vacation time accrued. I felt like we “did” Hawaii in super power mode…we didn’t even get to go to beach during the day! We put our feet in the water for a few minutes then it was off for more wedding festivities. It was CRAZY!!

  92. Hi Mary, hope you are getting some r & r on ur vacation. My dream destination would have to be Australia. Thx for the chance to win.

  93. Hi Mary,
    My dream vacation destination is to visit my son and daughter-in-law who live in Anchorage, Alaska. I also dream of winning your treats. I already love your inspirations.
    Thanks for the dream opportunity.

  94. Ideally I would thoroughly enjoy a secluded cabin in the woods, far away from all the hub-hub and just enjoying the quiet of all that God has created. Enjoy your time away, it’s well d!

  95. Im dreaming of Paris,France and sipping some great wine and enjoying a croissant. Now I am going to start saving and make this dream come true!!
    Thanks for sharing. Fun reading everyones dream destinations. 🙂

  96. I keep my passport updated just in case I’d have an opportunity to visit Australia. Haven’t used the passport yet in 50+ years, but I’m hopeful 😉 Thanks for the chance to win this awesome ‘candy.’

  97. There are so many places I would love to visit, but our next big getaway is to Africa, hopefully next year! We want to spend at least two weeks or more exploring.
    Thanks for a chance to win, glad you are having a wonderful time on your cruise, love those!

  98. I would love to go somewhere with my family, having them plan all the details! Only thing, nothing snow related! Maybe Hawaii?

  99. Mary, I hope you are having a great time on your cruise!

    My dream vacation would be spending time in Australia and New Zealand. I have never been there, but the picture are just breathtaking!

  100. My ultimate trip would be to visit Northern Italy and then over to Sicily! I have met and worked for several Italian and Sicilians. There talk of their respective countries, have me yearning to go their one day! Oh and of course, THE FOOD! I love real Italian and Sicilian food, not the Americanized versions!

  101. My dream vacation is to go to New York City – especially at Christmas time. I see pictures and it looks so pretty and beautiful.

  102. Thanks Mary for the chance to win this sweet blog candy while you are on your fantastic cruise. I’m happy you got this wonderful opportunity and with your husband…great! My dream trip would be Italy and enjoy all the food and sights to see there or Hawaii would be a second choice!

  103. Dreaming of going to the Maldives one day, too beautiful in pictures! Thanks for your chance at a give-away!

  104. My dream vacation would be to relax in the Tuscany region of Italy for a few weeks.

  105. sounds like a great cruise to be on~!
    I’d love to go to Belize or Costa Rica – hubby can surf and I can lay on the beach, or check out the jungle. 🙂

  106. I have always wanted to take a cruise to Alaska. There are so many parts of the US to see but, if I went abroad it would be Italy. My other half has family history there and I’ve heard it’s beautiful.

  107. I would love to go back to Hawaii….and stay a couple of months. Been there twice already and never tire of the ocean, sand and surf. Plus, with all of the islands one can visit, it’s like a different vaca with every one! Wishing!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win all of these goodies.

  108. My dream destination is definitely Ireland. I would love a chance to research my father’s family. Thanks for the chance at blog candy.

  109. Hi Mary! I have never had a vacation so I find it not in me to dream too big, SO I think I would be very happy to go to Disney with my girls. I would want to do it right, you know what I mean? Air Fair, hotel on the resort, meals in the park or resort, relaxing b/c it would be long enough to get it all in. I would love to not have to stress over how much every little thing cost. I would also have to budget several hundred just for pet care while I was away…Oh what a dream!

  110. Hawaii…again! Hubby and I have visited the islands twice and pine to return. Maui is heaven on earth to us.

  111. I would love to travel from the East coast to the West coast of the US on one of the train tours.

  112. my DREAM trip would be on a Viking River cruise. I don’t even care where, maybe Germany, Switzerland, Austria area. I keep getting advertisements in the mail for them and would just love that. But, I’d also love to win anything!!

  113. I would love to take an Alaskan cruise! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy!

  114. One day I will make it to Australia and New Zealand! Hope you’re having a wonderful trip!

  115. My hubs and I want to go to New Zealand. We are Lord of the Rings fans and want to see the beautiful country that became Middle Earth.

  116. I think my dream trip would be to Hawaii and to explore each island. But since my husband hates to fly not sure he shares my dream destination!

  117. As there are many places I’d love to go for a wonderful vacation here in the states, I’d love to go to Norway. Perhaps my husband and I could locate 2 couples that were a part of our wedding 28 years ago in Houston, Texas!

  118. Italy, Greece, England, and Ireland. You name I am up for it. Thanks for your website and your beautiful cards.

  119. My dream destination for my entire life has been Switzerland. And this spring we booked a trip there! I am so excited.

  120. Anywhere! I love to travel. We have been looking at a trip to New Zealand for a week with a 3-day, 2-night stopover in Fiji and really want to go there. Maybe fall of 2015 — we need to get over the purchase of a new home and everything required to get it in shape. Thanks for the wonderful chance to win the stamp set and goodies that go with it.

  121. Back to the land of OZ – pure magic and the people have such beautiful souls. Australia or BUST!!!

  122. God made such a beautiful world for us to explore that there are so many options! We have traveled some, but I’ve never been on a tour out west & I think that would be beautiful or maybe the east coast. Just spending time somewhere with my family making memories! I’d love to go back to Alaska, too! Hope you are having a nice time 🙂

  123. My husband and I had a trip planned to a tiny island in south pacific, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Then we found out I was pregnant with my second. We had to cancel the trip. We still hope to go one day, but we have no idea when it will be possible again.

  124. My dream vacation is to go to Alaska and it’s going to come true. A friend and I are going in late August for some land exploring and then a cruise-hurray!

  125. My dream travel destination would be the Swiss Alps. I love mountains and cold weather and would love to see the Matterhorn and take the Glacier Express train through the Swiss Alps from Zermatt to St. Moritz, passing through fairy-tale villages and crossing over 291 bridges along the way. As you can tell I have been planning my dream vacation to Switzerland for quite some time now.

  126. I really do not have a favorite destination. But I do love going to Lake Powell every chance I can. Thank you for the chance to win!

  127. My dream vacation would be to visit the castle’s of England, Scotland & Ireland, with my husband of 35 yrs, who is my Prince Charming.

  128. I have always wanted to visit Thailand and Vietnam, to see the beautiful temples.

  129. I have been to Italy and I ABSOLUTELY would go back in a heart-beat, but where I have always wanted to go is Alaska! It all looks so breathtaking! When our Sunshine Hayden gets older (she will be 4 this month), I am hoping that she & I will travel…Alaska, Italy, Hawaii, Ireland & wherever else we stop along the way! 😀 Thank you for this giveaway. Hope you are having a fabulous trip

  130. I would love to visit and spend some time along the beaches of the Carolinas and Georgia. Just give me an oceanfront beach house so I can sit out on the deck and soak it all in! Thanks for the chance to win such fun blog candy!

  131. I would love to go to South Africa (but I would hate the long flight), more practicall, would love to take my family to the big island of Hawaii

  132. I travel overseas all the time so I would like to travel around the New England states in the fall.

  133. OH! I’d love to win your blog candy, so……my dream vacation would be anywhere warm when it’s winter here in Mesa, Arizona [as you know, we DO have winters] like Australia or Southern Mexico; heaven on earth!

  134. Right now, I would have to go to Scotland. My daughter is there now. This is her third year with YWAM (Youth with a mission). I miss her so much, but I know she is doing what is in her heart.

  135. Mary,

    My dream get away is to go to Italy… Tuscany! Someday… maybe I’ll be lucky enough to go …
    Also thanks for the nice blog candy chance …. ooohhh someone is going to be sooo happy! I hope it’s me.

  136. I’ve traveled and lived many years in Europe and Central America and had oppourtunity to visit several tropical destinations. My dream vacation would be to see more of the good old United States of America! When time allows, my husband and I would love to travel in our RV and see the Grand Canyon and other national parks and points of interest throughout the U.S.

  137. Love to go to England to see the Brocklehurst Castle. A little bit of family history there.

  138. I’ve been to Ireland 3 times but there’s always more to see and people to meet. I have no Irish heritage but there is something about the land and people that touches my soul–especially the Rock of Cashel.

  139. My dream destination is Californa for two reasons… One because our only son lives in Burbank and Two because it is SO beautiful and there are still so much of it that we have yet to explore!

  140. I would love to go on an African Safari, to Australia/New Zealand and back to Costa Rica. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  141. My dream TRAVEL destination is Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The history, the temples, pagodas, stupas and the people known for their gentle manner. Ever since I pulled a letter, that happened to be from a young man in Myanmar, from the “bucket” at work many years ago, I have been fascinated by this country. I hope to visit one day, and gain a greater understanding of this country that has been so separate from the rest of the World since WWII.

  142. I would love to go on an African Safari. It would be wonderful to see all the animals in their own habitat.

  143. I would like to go back to Alaska. We loved our last trip there and now I want to go and spend more time. We’ve been to Norway and Spain but love Alaska and the USA the most.

  144. Would love to go back to Cozumel! We’ve been there a few times to go scuba diving. Love the people, food and the marketplace. Have fun exploring Mary and thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  145. Would love to go to Australia. I would love to see the beautiful country and the koala bears.
    Hope you are having a wonderful time on you cruise. : )

  146. Hi Mary, it is funny that you are in Cozumel, Mexico. My husband and I are going there in October on a cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. I have never been out of the country or on any kind of cruise so I am very excited to do this. Thank you for sharing. Hope you bring back lots of pictures to post so I know what to look forward to 🙂 Blessings

  147. I have Ireland on my bucket list! it is first on the list as the list keeps getting longer! thanks so very much for a chance to win! Blessings!

  148. My dream vacation is to go to Hawaii!! I have never been there and would love to go!!

  149. My hearts dream is to walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Cezanne so Arles and Avignon in Provence is where I plan to follow my heart! Bon Jour!

  150. I would love to go to Eastern Europe and see some of the old beautiful buildings, Budapest and Prague especially…. But then I’d like to host a huge family reunion in England, Sweden and Germany. Wouldn’t that be fun to meet all of the people that have descended down from a common root!

  151. I would love to go to the four tennis Grand Slam Tournaments … Wimbledon- England, French Open – Paris France, Australian Open – Melbourne Australia, and The US Open – New York City. What a trip that would be !

  152. My dream vacation is Tuscany, Italy. Take a cooking class with locals, and drink lots of wine! 🙂

  153. My dream trip would be to visit the British Isles, touring the sets of Downton Abbey, seeing the costume shops and all the luscious fabrics.

  154. My dream vacation would be Australia and New Zealand!!Been wantING to go there for years. Hope you are having a wonderful time!!

  155. Mary, I haven’t much opportunity to travel. Therefore, would like to see wonderful places in th US starting with a trip to the East Coast.

  156. OMGosh, I love your FaceBook page. Your cruise will make such a great Project Life. I’ve never seen a boat that BIG…Wow! And, those gorgeous cards…I love the nautical shaker card…those little crabs just make me laugh. I need to learn how to make a shaker card yet. And, that heart card…wow…I’m over the moon in love with all of them. The card to the right of the hearts…with the doily and the lace…so pretty. I don’t remember that lace and didn’t see it in the new cat. OMGosh…I am going to be such a basket case or sheer awe at my first Convention. I so can’t wait!!!! Thanks so much for sharing and Happy 25th Anniversary. It is so cool that you got each other rings. So sweet!

  157. I love Niagara Falls and would love to take all the grandchildren and go again. I would love to be able to see their faces as they view the Falls. I am happy you are enjoying another fabulous cruise. I always enjoy the pictures. Thank you, for the chance to win this cute stamp set.

  158. I would love to go to Alaska. I have never been there. Hope you are having a wonderful cruise. Thanks for the chance to win.

  159. I would like to see Alaska. I hear it is beautiful and I love nature. If not Alaska then Glacier National Park in Montana. We have so many beautiful things to see here in our great country.

  160. My dream vaca is to go to Bora Bora and stay in one of those huts in the beautiful blue! Ahhhh, I can hear the water and birds now. Have a blast on your trip!

  161. My dream vacation would be to take my 9-year old granddaughter back to Ohio so she could see where her Daddy was born and raised. I would love for her to see and walk the halls of the schools he attended.

  162. I would love to return to Germany where my husband and 2 very small girls were stationed in the army. I would love for my grown up girls to see what they do not remember very well.

  163. Mary, my dream vacation is to rent a flat at the Perfumerie in Burton-on-the-Water in England. It is said to be the Vienna of the Cotswalds. It looks so amazing and relaxing! The pictures of the area just call out to me! I hope you are having fun on your cruise. Happy Sailing!

  164. I would love to go to Italy! It looks so romantic and just classic. Thanks for the chance to win!

  165. So many options. My dream vacation would be to visit Scotland & Ireland. Also would love to explore the little villages of England. To top it off I would love to go to Provence & maybe evan take a cooking class at Julia Child’s old house.

  166. It was so exciting to read the comments and see the people’s choices. My bucket list vacay is an Alaskan cruise…..the pics I have seen just look so breathtaking and amazing. Someday, but until then the pics will do!

  167. My pick is Alaska in winter. I really want to see Northern light and spottin a moose or two would be great fun!

  168. my dream vacation would be to go to a beach somewhere anywhere with all of my grown children and their kids and wives.
    thanks for sharing

  169. I would love to travel to Australia, but the Greek Isles are a close second.

  170. I have been privileged to have seen many parts of our world. At this stage of my life, I would be happy with a missionary trip to any country where I could make a difference in the lives of children.

  171. My dream vacation is to go to California and spend time with my son and daughter’s families. The grandchildren are growing up so fast and I want to spend more time with them before I leave this earth. Have a great time on your cruise.

  172. I would love to see Africa. I adore the beauty of the wild animals. What an adventure it would be. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative talent each day.

  173. I would love to go back to the Barcelona Resort near Cancun, Mexico. The beach is beautiful, good food and ever so relaxing.

  174. Italy is calling my name! Would love to visit Italy…
    Thanks so much for the chance to win blog candy. You are too sweet.

  175. my dream is coming right up in October, my hubby and I are visiting Italy for our anniversary, so romantic, can’t wait!

  176. My dream vacation is to have visited all 50 states. I only have 9 left! One of those 9 is Hawaii, which is now high on my list of places to go.

    I hope you continue to have a fantastic cruise!

  177. WOW, look at all these posts already. I’ve never been out of the United States, so basically, anywhere would be a dream. 🙂

  178. Easy question for me. Always wanted to go to Australia!! What a generous blog candy! Hope you have had a great time on your cruise!

  179. I would love to go to Hawaii. Explore, sit on the beach under an umbrella with a book in one hand and an umbrella drink in the other…HEAVEN!

  180. I have always wanted to go to Ireland. My grandmother’s maiden name was O’Brien and I have always wanted to go and see where our ancestors lived.

  181. Would love to visit the countryside in England! Thanks for a chance to win these treats!

  182. My dream is to go on an Alaskan cruise and we are actually going to be able to do it this summer! Excited!

  183. I would love to go to Germany; but I heard Hawaii is wonderful also! So many wonderful places to see and so little time!!!! Heehe!

  184. My dream is to go on a Mediterranean cruise! I would love to see that part of our world.

  185. I would love to go pretty much anywhere – preferably somewhere that isn’t overly hot and humid. But I’ve always thought Australia or the Netherlands would be great. Hope you are having a fun experience on your cruise.

  186. We have been fortunate to visit most of these places above through years. However, we have only been in Northern Italy and I would still like to explore Italy in depth. Also, the Gal?pagos Islands.
    Come back refreshed Mary.

  187. There are so many places I’d like to see. My sister and I are looking
    forward to visiting Ireland this July. Next I would like to visit Italy.

  188. I would love to go to Australia, and maybe Africa I love the wild animals and would enjoy seing them in real life.

  189. My dream trip would be to take a Viking Cruise through Europe…………particularly Switzerland……I would LOVE to do this.

  190. Since my family and I have never taken a vacation and our oldest is now 15, I would be more than grateful to go just about anyplace nice-Hawaii, Disney World, the beach somewhere…

  191. Oh Mary, I would love to go to Paris, love the Carribean too but Paris is on my bucket list.

  192. I love Hawaii, but since I’ve never been to Italy, that would be my dream vacation.

  193. My dream vacation is a cruise to the Caribbean. My oldest daughter surprised me with an invite to go with them in March – can’t wait!!!

  194. My dream vacation would be to go to the beach with my whole family. Hope your trip is wonderful!

  195. Family vacation…..4 daughters & spouses and 11 grandkids….to someplace that has a beach !!!!

  196. I went to Italy in my early 20’s. Loved it! I threw my coins in Trevi Fountain and made my wish…to someday come back with a husband . Well, my wish is coming true. Some 40 years later, next May I am going back there with the husband I wished for!

  197. Italy , Rome , oh man what a trip , maybe one day !!!!
    Hugs frenchie !!!
    Hurry back MsMary ?

  198. My dream vacation would be Scotland and Ireland – wandering the hills and taking amazing photos!! Sounds like the SU trip is amazing! Enjoy!!

  199. can’t decide between italy and bora bora.. always wanted to stay in one of those “huts” over the water..

  200. I really want to experience Alaska by cruise, including one of the interior train excursions. The ultimate for me would be to see whales in the wild.

  201. My dream vacation has changed over the years but it is currently to go to Italy and Greece but really I enjoy traveling anywhere with my husband and/or family strengthening relationships and making precious new memories.

  202. My dream vacation would be a cruise. It can be any cruise; I just want to experience a cruise. Probably a European one if I had to chose.

  203. I would love to visit Australia for at least a month and visit both cities and the outback!

  204. I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt to explore the pyramids! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers 🙂

  205. My dream vacation, hmmm, well I think I like all the places everyone mentioned but I believe I would like to be on a quiet lake, sitting in a boat drowning worms with my husband enjoying the sun!!

  206. I always say take me to Belize, please! I’d love that or anything in the Caribbean – I’m really not picky! 🙂

  207. My husband has always wanted to go to Alaska. I’d love to be able to take him for our 40th anniversary this year. He is an amazing husband, dad and “Poppy” and he deserves it!!!

  208. My dream vacation was to go to Italy. My DH and I went last October and it was a wonderful trip. Now I’d love to take one of the river cruises thru the European countries.

  209. I would love to relax in Provence, France for a few weeks. The chance to explore in a laid back place seems quite nice right now. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous blog candy. I hope you have a safe, blessed vacation!

  210. Going to the Tulip and Daffodil festivals in Washington state. Staying and walking the flower fields with all the colors under the rainbow . Thank you for thinking of us and have a great trip, looking forward to some great pictures .

  211. My dream vacation would be to go to Austria with my big sister! We have always wanted to go there! Hope you are enjoying your time away! Thanks for doing all that you do and sharing your inspiration with us!

  212. I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland. I can imagine sitting in a mountain top, glass walled chalet, looking out over beautiful green meadows with snow peaked mountains in the background, listening to the cow bells on the goats in the pasture below. Ahhhhhh!

    Great blog candy, this tulle is one of my favorite embellishments of all times!

  213. First thanks for all your wonderful inspiration you share with us. It is very kind to offer some blog candy. My favorite place to vacation would be a beautiful beach 🙂

  214. My dream destination vacation would be any where it is sunny and warm with ocean waters clear blue green with white soft sands!! Thanks Mary for the opportunity to win some great items!!

  215. To be honest, my dream vacation would be right here in the United States. I do not get to travel much, so I would like the chance to explore every one of the 50 states! We have so much to offer right here at home. This is a glorious place to live!

  216. Would love to visit Maine such a beautiful state. Have fun and Thank you for sharing on Facebook.

  217. I think going to Holland during the peak of tulip season would be dreamy!!! And I could try my hand (er…foot?) at some wooden shoes! 🙂

  218. Hawaii ! It won’t happen because my husband will not fly but it’s still my dream.

  219. Mmm, many places, but I think Bora Bora would be a dream vacation of mine! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy, I love that stamp set!! 🙂

  220. Hope your enjoying your well deserved vacation! While I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively, I still dream of seeing the old European cities…I love the history!

  221. I would love to go to Australia. Thank you for offering the wonderful blog candy!

  222. My dream vacation would be to take my family to Disney World for a wonderful week of fun. We have been to Disney with the kids twice already but would go back in a heartbeat. Hope your having a blast on your vacation!!

  223. My dream is to go back to Hawaii. I went with my soon-to-be husband in 1989 and would love to go back with our children for our 25th anniversary!

  224. Oh how I would love to bask in the sun in St. Lucia! There are so many places around the world that I would love to visit, but relaxing in the sun and spending time in sparkling waters beats anything else for me…….well, except maybe a photographic expedition in Antarctica! Thanks for all the creative inspiration Mary!

  225. My Dream Vacation would be to go to the Greek isles. My husband is 21 years older than me (he is 68). We have wanted to go for years and were saving. The huge manufacturing plant he worked for shut down 6 years ago. We just have not been able to replace the income, especially trying to pay for our son to go to college. I am so afraid that by the time we could afford it it will be to late for him to physically to do the trip. It, like those stamps, seems to be the perfect love destination. I want to hold his hand, share a kiss while overlooking the majestic sea from the cliffs that hold the most breathtaking white stone houses.

  226. I would absolutely love to go to France and Italy. I would also love to eat my way through both of those amazing Countries.
    Thank you for the chance to win this yummy blog candy, Mary.

  227. Hi Mary,
    I have always want to see the old masters’ works in Italy. We as a world are loosing so many of them with age.

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