Where in the World is Stampin’ Pretty?


Depending on what time you are reading this, I’m possibly still in the air somewhere between Dallas, Texas, and Madrid, Spain.  My husband Scott and I are traveling to Spain and Portugal, a trip of a lifetime for us and a belated 25th anniversary celebration.
Part of our visit will be spent in Salamanca, Spain (at the Hotel Rector above–I’m diggin’ it already), where my daughter is studying abroad at the University of Salamanca.  I can’t wait to see her sweet smile as well as experience all that these countries have to offer. We plan to relax, enjoy the history, culture, food and walk everywhere (museums, restaurants, amazing architecture and shops are all an easy walk from the hotel).
I’ll be sharing travel updates and photos with you on my Stampin’ Pretty Facebook page. You can join me on the journey HERE and watch the the memories evolve.  Many of the photos will ultimately become the foundation of my very first Project Life Album (yes, I’m a little late to the Project Life party).  I chose the Stampin’ Up! Love Story Project Life Card Collection, so chic in black and white, to preserve and share these memories.
Learn more about the exclusive Project Life memory keeping products Stampin’ Up! offers as well as watch the Stampin’ Up! video above showcasing the gorgeous Love Story collection and accessories.  For a girl who has never scrapbooked a page, Project Life speaks to me with it’s simplicity!
300 x 300 RedTulip
COMING UP!  While I’m abroad, I have a great line-up of daily projects and tips for you on my Stampin’ Pretty blog, including some uber cool cards from my Founder’s Circle Swap.  Stay tuned!  Lots ahead!


  1. Hi Maria –

    Portugal is lovely!

    I’ve been sharing pix while I’m here on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/stampinpretty

    Hugs, M

  2. I am sooo glad you are going to my country, Portugal! You will love it. If you can go to Porto, is gorgeous and is close to Coimbra.
    Have fun and pictures if you have!Regards,
    Maria Helena

  3. Have a great time Mary! Oh I know you’ve been anticipating this trip! Say hi to Caroline! I bet she is LOVING IT THERE! Safe travels and enjoy your time away! {hugs} ~Lorri

  4. What a small world, Donna. I’m confident cafe con leche will be part of the visit.

  5. Congrats on your anniversary! Enjoy your travels and your daughter. Looking forward to your pictures and stories.

  6. OH MY GOODNESS MARY!!!! I, TOOO, Studied in the University of Salamanca in Spain, I was a Spanish Major! OMG, I am sooo excited for your trip to visit with your daughter. First I thought to read where you are was a wild coincidence but now it is so intentionally “right where I had been and lived and studied!” You will love the Plaza Mayor (as I recall it to be, at least) and perhaps enjoy a “cafe con leche?!” I’m super excited for you! Bravo and Congratulations for really “doing it,” the trip of a lifetime! Have a splendid time (I know you will)! Big hugs, Donna (SC; pug)

  7. My daughter has been to Barcelona. My plans on this trip include Madrid, Salamanca, Coimbra/Lisbon, Portugal.

    Love your suggestions. I’ll be back!


  8. Mary J Rightmyer

    If you get a chance to go to Barcelona stop by and see the Picasso Museum. One of the most ineresting places I have ever been. You would love it.

  9. Ooooo, MsMarys, how beautiful, I’m so excited for you!!! Have lots of fun and lots of pictures,
    HUGS to all3 of you !!!!!!
    Fun,fun,fun !!!!

  10. I’m so happy for you Mary. Have a wonderful time with your husband and daughter in beautiful Spain and Portugal!

  11. Have a wonderful time on this dream trip. I can’t wait to live a little vicariously through your photos and commentaries. I’m sure your daughter will have some wonderful things to share with you about Salamanca.

  12. Have a wonderful time! Happy Belated Anniversary!

  13. Have a wonderful time! Happy Belated Anniversary!

  14. Have a wonderful time! Happy Belated Anniversary!

  15. Lucky you! I’m sure your trip will be fabulous! Stay safe and have fun! Glad we will be able to see Spain through your eyes! Looking forward to your posts and pics.

  16. CONGRATS Mary on your 25th anniversary……and fabulous travel plans. Double bonus getting to see Caroline during your fabulous travel plans. HAVE FUN my friend!

  17. Happy Anniversary, and safe travels.

  18. Awesome!!!! So happy for you!!! Happy Anniversary to you & Scott. How cool that you are getting to go & seeing Caroline too. 🙂

  19. Fantastic! Happy Anniversary and happy family time, Mary and Scott. I’m an old fashioned scrapbooker who can’t wait to see your
    PL album. Safe travels.

  20. Enjoy! Have a great time with your hubby and daughter! Happy Belated 25th Anniversary!

  21. Oh, WOW!! have a great time Mary, enjoy seeing your daughter and giving her lots of hugs and kisses. Hope to see lots of pictures. Take care and have fun.

  22. WOW – BEAUTIFUL – enjoy your trip. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Portugal. Tell us where you are going in Portugal, so I can share y few tips with you. Have been nearly ten times to Lisbon and many times to other spots all over the country. Have a nice holiday!!!! BR Isabelle from Zurich

  23. Mary enjoy hugging your daughter again and enjoy your trip to Spain with your hubby. Sounds like a great getaway. I look forward to seeing your pix and first project life album.

  24. Enjoy you wonderful trip and have a great time!!!

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