“What’s Under the Tree” Blog Candy Giveaway! Day 1: FREE Stamps













Welcome to my first ever “What’s Under the Tree” Blog Candy Giveaway.  Starting today (Black Friday) and each day through Monday, Dec. 1, I’ll be adding lots of new and retired Stampin’ Up! products to my pile of blog candy gifts!  Would you like a chance to win?

  • Simply comment (by answering the daily question) at the end of each “What’s Under the Tree” Blog Candy Giveaway Post.
  • You may comment a maximum of ONE TIME on each individual/daily post.
  • You may comment a maximum of ONE TIME on EACH of the FOUR posts (each day from Nov. 28 – Dec. 1) for four chances to win (maximum one per post).
  • DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS:  All four blog candy posts will be open for comment through Monday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

I’ll do a random drawing and announce one lucky winner on Tuesday, Dec. 2.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my winner’s announcement and email me with their name and U.S. address. Please note I only ship within the U.S.  Be sure to tell a friend about this giveaway and stop back each day to see what else I’m putting under the blog candy tree!


BLACK FRIDAY, DAY 1 DAILY QUESTION:  Add a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win “What’s Under the Tree.”

Are you stamping or shopping (or a little of both) on Black Friday?

Look at all these brand new stamps I’m putting “under the tree” for DAY 1 of my blog candy giveaway!!!

  • Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer
  • Nature?s Hello Hostess Clear-Mount
  • Kindness Matters Clear-Mount
  • Just Sayin? Clear-Mount
  • Best of Shelli Clear-Mount
  • Merry Everything Clear-Mount
  • Vivid Vases Wood-Mount
  • Quint-Essential Flower Wood-Mount
  • Beautiful Birthday Wood-Mount

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All these promotions run from Nov. 24 – Dec. 2

  • Love big discounts?  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza is one of the biggest sales of the year!  Save up to 50% on many products.  While supplies last!   SEE WHAT’S ON SALE!  

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  • The best way to SAVE $$$!  The Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit  is 25% off.  Benefit from over $50 in free product (you can even add sale items to the kit) and it ships free.  Learn more about the 25% OFF STARTER KIT SALE.  I welcome hobby stampers!
  • DOUBLE TULIP DAYS.  Earn FREE stamps twice as fast!  I’m personally offering Double Tulip Days for on-line purchases placed exclusively through me.  Earn TWO tulips for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend!  Get the full details on how my Tulip Rewards Loyalty Program works.

JUST FOR YOU!  If you are a current Stampin’ Pretty Preferred Customer, check your email for my private Pretty Perks Newsletter (sent 11/21) for an exclusive Black Friday offer.  Please email me if you didn’t get it 🙂

‘Tis the season to stock up on Stampin’ Up! and save!


  1. I will do some stamping for sure! Have had a house full of company and now….its time for me to relax and play with my stamps/cards.

  2. Hi Mary! I’m on,one shopping and stamping. My Wine & Ink group meets today! Yay!

  3. Shirley Adiaz

    Would love to try out all of that Blog Candy!! Thank you for a chance at your giveaway but I am most grateful for the time and talent that you have shared with us! GOD Bless & more power to you!

  4. I will be shopping at Michaels and Home Depot to make a craft supply chest for my 4 year old grandson. Then home for some stamping fun.

  5. Shirley Adiaz

    Oh, and I’m stamping not shopping hehe =)

  6. Louise MacLauchlan

    Stamping for me. After all the hurry scurry of yesterday, I am hiding away in my craft room and taking the day for me.

  7. No shopping but I plan to do some stamping and organizing. Clean up my craft area some yesterday so all ready for some fun today!

  8. Definitely stamping Christmas tags for the gifts I bought shopping!

  9. We just moved so I’m organizing my stamping space. I did shopping once on Black Friday and that was enough for me.

  10. I am doing some shopping for supplies to do some stamping.

  11. I am doing lots of stamping!!!!

  12. I definitely will be out shopping, it is a holiday tradition.

  13. Tricia Dissmore

    I’m visiting my in-laws (400 miles away from my crafting supplies) so I will be doing a lot of visiting and a little shopping rather than crafting. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! Have a safe trip home!

  14. I won’t be doing either, working on a Christmas project for church.

  15. Kathy Mackintosh

    I’ll do a little shopping – only because I work a retail shift this morning. Then back to clean off my stamping space and start on Christmas cards and 3-d’s. Your site is what I check first thing every morning so I start each day with something fun.

  16. I never stop stamping or shopping for my stamping. My hubby is getting tired of me having only stamping things on my wish list:) Your give aways for just Day 1 are wonderful… as are your stamping creations!

  17. Cold and snowy here. Best to stay in and stamp!

  18. I’m preparing for my Holiday Open House so will spend the next week in my stamping studio!!! I always check your blog for great ideas & tips!! Thanks for sharing!!

  19. I have to work today so I won’t be shopping at stores but maybe a little online shopping. No stamping for me today.

  20. I am addressing my hand stamped Christmas cards to send them out on Saturday.
    I have my letters to put inside done early this year. This is quite impressive for me. Lol

  21. I will be visiting family..however have done some online shopping..way better then fighting the crowds. Thank you for your inspirational projects and directions. Happy holidays.

  22. Shopping and a little stamping maybe this evening.

  23. Victoria Stewart

    All 42 Christmas cards…four different designs, are completed ,addressed, stamped and ready to post….now I need to clean the craft room.

  24. Just shopping, but who knows the stamping bug might hit!

  25. Mary Frances Adams

    I’m stamping with friends today and making Christmas cards! I don’t enjoy shopping on Black Friday, too crowded for me!

  26. I am planning to stamp today, avoiding any and all shopping if possible~

  27. What am I doing on black Friday? I’m staying home. I’m working on making soup stock to can. In beteen tring to exercise and then I will definately be doing some stamping of Christmas cards. I haven’t even started them yet!

  28. Stamping today for a nice stress release of yesterdays busy day….it soothes the nerves!

  29. I will be stampin” today to finish up Christmas cards. If I do any shopping it will be online, probably with SU. Lol!

  30. Oh, no shopping for me at the actual stores, no way I’m venturing out to fight the crowds, I however, will be doing a little on line shopping and finishing some last minute Christmas cards.
    Thank you for the chance to win some of this awesome blog candy.

  31. Carol Boronkas

    Definitely BOTH!

  32. I’ll be doing some online shopping today and putting up the Christmas tree. What had I rather be doing???? Stamping of course.

  33. I am excited to start making my Christmas cards. You have some great ideas!

  34. Sandra Meyers

    Happy Turkey Day Mary! I’m a bit under the weather this holiday, but I will be shopping online via my iPad and new iPhone. I don’t know that I’ll be up to actually stamping, but I will be buying stamps from my favorite stamp companies offering wonderful Black Friday specials, as well as ordering from the SU Sales flyer.Thanks!

  35. Woohooo! I will be stamping since I don’t have to work! 🙂

  36. I hope to be able to do a little of both shopping and stamping on Black Friday. Thank you for a chance to win such awesome blog candy.

  37. I have to go shopping to get some supplies necessary to finish my project–so shopping and stamping it is!

  38. Charmaine Babineau

    Stamping, definitely! The crowds scare me. Cyber Monday, on the other hand…

  39. I will be stamping……no shopping for me. I will be finishing making my Christmas cards.

  40. Shopping then stamping! It’s my way of relaxing after all of the cooking yesterday!

  41. Are you stamping or shopping (or a little of both) on Black Friday? Well I have a craft fair tomorrow so stamping is definitely in my plans!! Shopping is out!

  42. Shannon Hokanson

    I will be mostly stamping, but I may go shopping for one thing.

  43. Definitely no shopping! Today I start decorating the house for Christmas so perhaps a little stamping during breaks.

  44. Hoping to get some Christmas cards embossed today.

  45. I shopped a little last evening…..got a new iPad air 2 for $100 less! Today, no shopping, putting up the Christmas tree and decorations. Maybe a little stamping too!

  46. Working 7am to 7 pm, but definitely THINKING about stamping today!

  47. Today is a great day to stamp and tomorrow and the day after…

  48. No stamping today, very little shopping. My day will be spent in quality time with my husband. We are sneaking out to a ballet performance then out to dinner. He is my most precious gift.

  49. Sandra Campbell

    I’m shopping (online) for stamps for my Christmas cards. Have been visiting our family so I’m a bit late this year.

  50. Mary, I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for the chance to win this weekend.
    I am going out late this morning locally for a bit and then back to look online. Stamping this weekend to finish up a few more Christmas cards and then they all are on their way, yeah!

  51. Colleen K Teichman

    I appreciate you including your downline so often in your blog. Love to see the various styles! Thanks for sharing.

  52. Colleen K Teichman

    Oops…hit post before I added “just stamping for me…not going into those crowds today!!”

  53. I will hopefully get to do some stamping!!! Thanks!!!

  54. I’ll probably be doing neither. I get to be with my adult children for another day. Today-putting up Christmas decorations, watching Christmas movies, playing games, and my son is making homemade pizza for supper:). Stamping in my craft studio would take me away from all of this. I love just hanging out with the fam. Thanks for the chance to win:)

  55. I am stamping.I Avoid shopping on this day. Will also do some baking of nut reads to put in freezer.

  56. I’ll be trying to fit in some stamping, after shoveling the snow! No store shopping, although I will be going through the Stampin’ Up catalogue and putting my wish list together for Christmas. So only “window shopping” for me!

  57. I’ll be trying to fit in some stamping, after shoveling the snow! No store shopping, although I will be going through the Stampin’ Up catalogue and putting my wish list together for Christmas. So only “window shopping” for me!

  58. I’ll be trying to fit in some stamping, after shoveling the snow! No store shopping, although I will be going through the Stampin’ Up catalogue and putting my wish list together for Christmas. So only “window shopping” for me!

  59. Oh, Mary, this is a fun idea! No shopping for me (unless Rx pickup counts?), hope to stamp, but offspring home from college, don’t want to ignore them if they are willing to hang out with me!

  60. Nancy Farrell

    Hi Mary, Definitely NO BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING. I see little stampin’, some decorating and a lot of resting going on today.

  61. I’ll be working so my co-workers can shop today. But…after work….it is stamping for me!

  62. finishing up my Christmas cards And taking the cards I made and getting some card bundles ready as gifts

  63. Neither. I will be finishing my boxes of cookies to go to military members of our friends and family at home and abroad. Stamping projects for them I have already done and they are ready to go. Thanks for all you do to help us and inspire our stamping endeavors.

  64. Cute name for your giveaway! I will not be shopping. Hopefully I will do some stamping:). Thank you

  65. Hopefully, some of both. I have to do a little shopping, then I hope to have a little time to get creative.


  67. Marie Hatherall

    No shopping for me today! Maybe a little stamping later on!

  68. I do not shop on Black Friday but I will do a little stamping and some sewing.

  69. Stamping, no shopping! Hope to work on an advent calendar!

  70. I may do a little shopping later but will probably be sewing to get ready for one more craft show next Saturday.

  71. I think a little of both today – not a crazy shopper, but I am crazy about Stampin’ Up products! I feel very fortunate to have found your blog site; all of your ideas are fantastic!

  72. Hi Mary, I’ll be doing a little of both. But shopping online only. Not going out today. It’ll be crazy out there!

  73. I will be stamping most of the day/weekend making 56 snowman hats for our golf luncheon.
    I love what i do and most i have learned from YOU!
    MERRY Christmas
    Teri in socal

  74. Hi Mary, Absolutely no shopping – finished that last week. After getting the house cleaned and ready to put up the tree and decorations, I’ll do some stamping today just to help keep my sanity during this hectic but wonderful time of the year. Thanks for all you do and share with us on a daily basis. You are much appreciated!

  75. i will be hosting thanksgiving dinner part II. hopefully some stamping later this evening. 😀

  76. Paulette Habbit

    Making some cards today and enjoying every minute of creating cards for friends and family.

  77. No shopping for me! To the craft room to stamp away!!

  78. I still have about 60 holiday cards to make after I meet an old friend from out of town for brunch. Hope you’re having a toasty warm day today, Mary! Thanks!

  79. AnnapolisAnne

    Shopping today… hopefully stamping tonight! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. I’m having two classes today so no shopping for me. What wonderful goodies you have under the tree!

  81. I’ll be stamping a Baptism card for my nephew’s baptism tomorrow, and a little on-line shopping! Have a great day!

  82. Doing a little bit of both!

  83. I’ll be making Christmas cards with my daughter in law. It has become our tradition. I love it.

  84. Hi! Thank you for the chance to win! No shopping today… Just putting up the Christmas tree!

  85. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Mary. Thanks for the blog candy chance.

  86. No shopping for me today. I don’t like fighting all the traffic. I will be in my stamp room making boxes for stocking stuffers. I love making boxes and decorating them. Love your site. Have a blessed Christmas season!

  87. Putting up my Christmas tree with my family today then working on my Christmas cards I’m a lil behind this year 🙂 thanks for this chance!

  88. No shopping today for me but I will be shopping Small Business Saturday. I will be working on my Christmas cards today. Thanks for a chance to win this super give away.

  89. I am finishing up my Christmas Cards…..I prefer stamping to the crowds any day!!

  90. I will be shopping online today! Then we are putting up our Christmas trees (3 of them)and the other decorations. Tomorrow is my day to start my Christmas cards.

  91. I am shopping today and stamping tomorrow. Happy Holidays everyone.

  92. I probably wont get any stamping done today, headed home from my son and daughter in laws where we found out we will be grandparents in May!!! Hopefully we can get some outdoor decorations up when we get home, if the cold has eased up!

  93. Spending the day with family…we don’t often get to be together so when we do it’s pretty special! Thankful for the chance to win some awesome gifts!!

  94. Shopping online from home and stamping as well on Black Friday at my home today. Going to pack away Thanksgiving decor and bring out the Christmas.

  95. I will be stamping , don’t enjoy fighting the crowds!!!!

  96. Working off some of the Thanksgiving calories and going to the movies. Shopping is done!

  97. Denise Wekwert

    I will be stamping today so I can finish my Christmas cards. Happy Holidays!

  98. I am stamping today and staying away from the stores. Heading to NYC on Tuesday to see the sights! Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for all the great ideas!

  99. Both shopping and stamping, of course! I love this day off work!

  100. I will be doing some shopping (on-line only today!) and definitely stamping to be able to get our Christmas cards in the mail. Thank you so much for giving your readers the opportunity to win some really nice gifts. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!

  101. I am stamping today!

  102. Mostly stamp’n for me….gotta start on those Christmas cards and special tags! Thanks for all you inspirational ideas, Mary and one fantastic blog candy!

  103. Hope Mitchell

    Online shopping only and definitely stamping. I am sure you enjoyed time with your family…we appreciate the rare moments of life.

  104. No shopping for me. Too crazy out.Thanks for the chance at your wonderful give away.

  105. Online shopping counts, right? I’ll be doing that!

  106. Well…starting off working today, then I have to go home and start making party favors for my ladies Christmas church party. I will be using The Newborn King stamp and the Curvy Keepsakes! So, first working then stamping 🙂

  107. Getting Christmas decorations out, going to the movies with my sister and my kids and recuperating from hosting Thanksgiving for 30 :)!

  108. No stamping or shopping for me today. I will be visiting with friends and family.

  109. A little of both! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome stamps!

  110. Mainly spending the day with my grandchildren and possibly getting a little card making in, if the get on the computers. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome stampin up products can never have to many.

  111. Stampin all the way!Yippee!

  112. Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Mary! I stamped cards for our November birthday boys on Wednesday, then cooked and celebrated yesterday, so today I am cleaning up my stamping mess and cleaning so we can put up our Christmas trees. No shopping for me today!

  113. Barbara Axmacher

    I am stamping and finishing up a lotn of our Christmas cards. I also hope to get to a few shops for some gifts and to watch the mayhem!

  114. Linda Pittman

    Stamping with maybe a little bit of online shopping. I don’t plan to go out with the crowds!

  115. Stamping and decorating for the holidays ?

  116. I will be stamping and trying to relax some today I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  117. I’m hoping to do some shopping but I may quickly get frustrated with the crowds of shoppers and come home early to stamp instead!

  118. A little shopping (one store) on the way to my sister’s house and a little paper crafting, too.

  119. Cleaning and decorating for Christmas this morning, shopping later today.

  120. Short sweet and simple…going to work.

  121. I will be stamping(and working)today. My kids scrap booking class meets tonight!

  122. Patricia Owens

    I will be stamping a Thank You card for yesterday’s so kind hospitality and delicious Thanksgiving dinner that was given to me & my family!
    What a wonderful giveaway and prizes! Thank you for the opportunity!

  123. No shopping for me…decorating my house for Christmas and hopefully some stamping, too!!! 🙂

  124. Wasn’t going to shop but got reeled into the online specials already! Decorating today and will
    Be stamping too!

  125. Jeannie Chytil

    I will be stamping all day! No cooking, as there are plenty of leftovers! After 6 weeks of developing the perfect Christmas cards, mass production starts today! I need 100 by next Saturday and another 100 to send before Christmas! And with the envelope maker, plenty of gift card holders at the ready! Thank you so much for your inspirations every day!

  126. Shopping today n mailing Christmas cards tomorrow. Ill probably stamp some gift tags too!

  127. Hi Mary. I will be doing some stamping today and decorating my house for Christmas. I am reserving Monday to start my Christmas shopping nonlinear.

  128. Stacey Carter

    I will be doing a little bit of shopping, no stamping. Mostly just hanging out with family. It’s fun to all be together.

  129. Hi Mary. I have to work today but plan to stamp this evening as my reward. Stamping and paper crafts are therapeutic fun. I enjoy your posts and appreciate the time spent to share your knowledge, tips, style and encouragement with your fans. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  130. Kelley Miranda

    Only stamping for me! Shopping in those crowds is not worth my sanity!

  131. I am on vacation so no stamping for me today or Black Friday Shopping. However, we are visiting the Precious Moments Chapel and Village today so I am sure “some” shopping will be involved!!

  132. Stamping and shopping. We are driving 3 hours to see my father-in-law. In the car I am going to assemble pre-stamped French fry boxes. Along the way we plan to stop at 2 off the beaten track gift shops for the few remaining gifts on our list.

  133. Today will be enjoyed by Stampin!

  134. Gotta get those Christmas cards done, better be stamping!

  135. I have been working on cards since 4 AM today. They are coming together nicely.

  136. Beth K. Mills

    Plan to do some stamping as this design as been floating around in my dreams all night! Maybe a little on-line shopping.

  137. I will be stamping and decorating! No shopping today!

  138. No shopping. Maybe some stamping. My three sons are all home – want to enjoy them!

  139. Bridget Trefethen

    I tried a card that didn’t work. I will try again with different paper. I hope you are having a good weekend!

  140. Phyllis Freese

    I am visiting family and too far away from my craft room to stamp, so I will be checking out on line vendors.

  141. I enjoy the inspiration I get from your posts. Merry Christmas.

  142. I am shopping on-line and stamping my Paper Pumpkin kit I received in November.

  143. Sylvia/Georgia

    Shopping early and stamping later. A balanced day!

  144. Debbie Phelps

    I’ll be stamping today. I am going to my first Salebration kick-off and are making some swap cards.

  145. I will definitely be stamping. Never do the Black Friday scene. And I can surely use the time to complete my project for my students.

  146. janet gallion

    I’m stamping 🙂

  147. Stamping! I am going to decorate the packaging for my students’ holiday gifts while listening to Christmas music. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

  148. What’s under the Tree? Well my cat of course!

  149. I actually don’t think I’ll be doing either. We are putting up the Christmas tree today and then it will be time to make turkey pot pies! OK maybe a tiny bit of shopping!

  150. We celebrate Thanksgiving with my family on Saturday, so today, I will be cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. Although I did try stamping on a canvas sack this morning (found the sacks while cleaning) and with Staz On, turned out so cute!!

  151. Roberta Morin

    I will definitely Not be shopping! I’ve been in the kitchen so much preparing for the big meal yesterday, now it’s time to get back to my neglected stamping room~

  152. I will be stamping while watching college football….it’s my dirty little secret!

  153. Joan Thompson

    Sadly, no…we are at oir friends home in WI for the entire weekend. But Monday, I’ll be fast at it for most of the day.

  154. I went out at 6 am for my .99 cent poinsettias as Home Depot — and I am done for the day 🙂 LOL I’ll spend the rest of the day stamping and crafting, and probably starting the Christmas decorating in the house too! Fabulous give-away Mary — thanks 🙂

  155. Working, then stamping. My sister, niece and I are going to NYC next weekend, so I’m saving shopping until we get there!

  156. A little stamping AND a little shopping!

  157. Patti Hutchinson

    I am taking my daughter to Canada for the weekend. It is her first time out of this country. No stamping today but maybe shopping!

  158. MaryAnn Hilleary

    A little online shopping and maybe a little stamping as well, trying to clean up my stampin’ area–so it will probably eat into actual stamping time.

  159. Stamping all day with Christmas music playing. I have the house all to myself! Hopefully no unexpected distractions. Thank you Mary for your generosity.

  160. Lots of Christmas cards still need to be made, so I’ll be stamping as much as I can!

  161. I will be stamping. I need to complete some unfinished paper projects before I bring out the Christmas cards I want to send (and create).

  162. Stampin’! Got C’mas cards and tags to make!

  163. All the family is at Grandmas house. The guys have gone hunting and the girls only craft day. Yes we’ll be “Stampin’up” a good time.

  164. STAMPING!!! I will be listening to christmas music with my balsam candle burning! Creating Christmas cards and tags all day!

  165. I will be cyber shopping and working on card ideas for my girls Christmas weekend next week.

  166. I will avoid the crowds & enjoy the day stamping & scrapbooking in the comfort of my craft room. Best place in the house.

  167. I am definitely stamping today! It’s a perfect day to stamp– cold and dreary outside but warm and cozy inside!

  168. All my family is home at Gma’s house. The guys have gone hunting. So the ladies gather for a “Stampin’up” good time.

  169. Definitely will be stamping today! Finishing up the last of the Christmas Cards!

  170. Stamping and decorating and s little online shopping. This retired retail warrior will avoid the stores until next week. ?

  171. Stamping relaxes me so I’m always looking for new ideas, especially yours.

  172. If only I could stamp or shop! I am still trying to clear my dining room table of stamping scraps and “stuff” for a showing of my condo tomorrow. So hoping for a sale soon so I can move to an apartment where I can shut the door on my stamping and return to it just where I left it!

  173. Stamping when I’m not preparing the food for our family get-together.
    Food can wait; stamping can’t!

  174. Sylvia/Georgia

    Wonderful day planned — early shopping and later stamping!

  175. Karen Dentler

    I’m stamping some last minute gift tags for an early Christmas party this afternoon!

  176. Mary, I may be doing a little of both. I just got the owl builder punch and I am having a ball with it! I may even do some on-line shopping but I am not going out with the multitude of crowds today.

  177. No shopping for me! I need to finish some calendar projects, digitally. If time, then STAMP!
    Thanks for sharing your generosity!

  178. Just did one piece of Black Friday online shopping, now onto the stamping. Need to finish up some Festive Flurry ornaments, Christmas cards, and package embellishments. With the snow showers going on outside, it sets the perfect setting for all the Christmas projects to be worked on … cue the holiday music.

  179. No shopping for me. Gotta make those xmas cards! Thanks

  180. I’m shopping and visiting with friends. Would LOVE to be stamping!

  181. I will continue to enjoy our daughter’s visit today as we play mah jongg with friends. She leaves tomorrow and I will be stamping all day making my Christmas cards. AHHHHHHHH

    NC Stamper

  182. Stamping! Each Christmas everyone looks forward to the card sets I give as gifts. The shopping and decorating is done…..just need to finish my homemade gifts so I can start wrapping!

  183. Love your blog! My small group meets on Tusedays and always starts with your blog! We would love to win and share your wonderful gifts 🙂

  184. Linda Riesgraf

    I have been looking forward to this weekend for weeks now. I AM STAMPING ALL WEEKEND! Cranking out my Christmas cards. Oh, and I may sneak away every once in awhile to check out online Black Friday deals. Thanks for all your inspiration throughout the year Mary. What a great gift you give us all.

  185. Actually, my sons are here in Missouri from Brooklyn and Phoenix and we are all going to Columbia for Mizzou football vs Arkansas!. Go Mizzou!

  186. Debbie Wicklund

    I’m stamping and shopping online.

  187. I will be traveling home today so no shopping but maybe some stamping. My extravaganza purchases are scheduled to be delivered today so maybe I’ll have a few minutes to try out some of my new things!

  188. Definitely stamping after shopping.

  189. I hope to be stamping most of the day. Trying to get things made for upcoming craft fair. may do a little on line shopping or cleaning today.
    Love your under the tree idea

  190. I have to work today… Planning to stop at ONE store on my way home, then it’s definitely stamping time!

  191. Sorry to say, but I will be shopping.

  192. Neither – I’m indulging in a spa day with my sister.

  193. Working today, but hope to enjoy a little stamping after the kids are all tucked in tonight.

  194. No black Friday shopping just stamping

  195. Thanks for offering this fun contest. I’ll be stamping today, not shopping – the crowds are not something I enjoy!

  196. I will be shopping a craft show and then stamping. Two of my favorite things to do.

  197. Sandi Kennedy

    I did a little shopping already and I will be stamping and die cutting a few things today for the girls I’m going to dinner with on Tuesday. Stamping relaxes me and I need that today!!

  198. I will be doing a little online shopping today and then since the whole family is in town, we are all going to see the Hunger Games trilogy part 3 “Mockingjay!”

  199. Grace Lange-Way

    Definitely on line shopping. I need to shop for supplies so I can stamp! LOL

  200. Hoping to stamp after some Christmas decorating.

  201. Sharon Williamson

    I am definitely stamping. I don’t brave the crowds on Black Friday and I haven’t even begun my Christmas cards so I need to get going. Today is the perfect day to stamp!

  202. Deborah Jackson

    Good Morning! I am working today and hope to get a little stampin done this evening. Love your website and ideas! God Bless!

  203. Kristi Streed

    I shopped online and hope to work on my Christmas cards after my son’s hockey game. Technically I’m done with the stamping portion of my card. Will be using Mr Bigshot and tying 100 bows and assembling the cards.

  204. Marianne OHara

    Hi Mary.
    I look for your Stampin Pretty emails everyday and enjoy casing a lot of your examples. I went to one of my grandaughter’s yesterday for Thanksgiving. Using the curvy box die, I made a turkey for her and one for her husband. They looked really cute as part of her centerpiece. I don’t know if it’s an ego thing or not, but for me, it’s nice to think that when I’m gone…some of my ‘creations’ will be cherished by others and possibly bring a smile to their face if they think about me.
    Thank you for giving me many relaxing, stress free and just plain enjoyable moments.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Marianne OHara from Raleigh, NC

  205. I will be stamping and relaxing at my favorite small business craft shop today while the men are away for college football. A good day for all!

  206. Staying home to finish my Christmas cards today.

  207. I stopped shopping on Black Friday as our girls got older! But my husband and our youngest daughter (31) continue going out each year, it makes for “quality” father & daughter time!! lol

  208. Lynn Gauthier

    Holy Buckets of comments! WOW!
    I will be stamping!!! Yay! My shopping is done! Double Yay!
    Have a great weekend!

  209. A little of both and some resting after the craziness at the grocery store I work at

  210. Stamping only for sure! Too many shoppers out there for me!

  211. Kellie Cavallaro

    I will definitely be stamping. If I do shop today, it will only be online.

  212. I am stamping with a couple of friends today. It has become one of my favorite annual traditions to stamp on Black Friday!

  213. I’m Stamping!

  214. I am stamping today, a friend is coming over. I avoid shopping on black Friday.

  215. Mary…My granddaughter and I are going shopping this afternoon and I am trying to stamp my Christmas cards so that I can get them in the mail soon!

  216. Steering clear of stress and crowds crowds so no shopping. I’m hoping to get a little stamping done.

  217. Janet Hathcoat

    I would love to be doing a little of both, but the industry I work for is open on Friday and I will be working.

  218. Organizing my stamp supplies – does that count?!

  219. I may get some stamping in, but definitely NOT shopping!! Used to work in retail and I vowed not to add to that craziness!! LOL

  220. Jessica Yates

    Thank you for the chance to win Blog Candy… I’m going to the mall to buy my husband’s shirts only and then spend the afternoon stamping Christmas cards. But if there was a physical store of Stampin Up in the neighborhood, I’m sure I’d be there all day.

  221. Stamping for sure. Lots to do, lots to stamp!!!

  222. No Black Friday madness for me! I’ll be stamping.

  223. Nancy Grimaldi

    I have a tradition of going to lunch with my daughter and sister. After our very relaxed lunch we go shopping at one of our favorite area plazas.

  224. Stamping wins over shopping any day, especially today.

  225. Joyce Ferrari

    I am staying home and making Christmas cards today.

  226. What awesome blog candy! I am hoping to stamp- if my babies let me! I try to stay away from the madness on Black Friday!

  227. Sadly I am WORKING today! I’m hoping for a little online shopping time though later on. 😉 Happy Holidays!

  228. Nikki Cochran

    Stamping and a bit of online shopping.

  229. Melissa Leach

    I, unfortunetly have to work today. I try to avoid the Black Friday shopping madness to the best of my ability. If I were not working I would be stamping my Christmas card. Thanks for the giveaway.

  230. I’m stampin’ for sure. I always do all my Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving.

  231. I am hoping to do a little bit of both today!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  232. I will sleep in then do some decorating and hopefully fit in some evening stamping.

  233. Stamping, stamping, stamping! Today is my day to relax and stamping does it for me!

  234. No shopping for me, there are too many crazies out there. Going to exercise and then maybe start on my Christmas tags. Have a good day.

  235. I am missing out on all the chaos of Black Friday – I have to work. I love all the ideas you share with everyone daily. I would love to have “What’s Under The Tree” stamp sets and more!!!

  236. Neither!! I’m doing the dreaded household chore .. laundry but my seventeen year old daughter is stamping.

  237. I’m doing both, already ordering 2 pairs of BF Sale Okabashi sandals and assembling supplies to make a simple Christmas card. Thank you yet again Mary for your recent help!

  238. Julie Smith-Rice

    I will definitely be Stamping today – finishing up Christmas cards and a few gifts! Gotta go now, my craft room is calling…

  239. STAMPING!!!! yeah!

  240. What a fabulous giveaway just on Day One! Someone is going to have a big Christmas come early!!! I am shopping today both online and in stores!

  241. No shopping for me. I am definitely a “Cyber Monday” kind of shopper. But, I will be making Christmas cards, lots of Christmas cards! Tonight we will put up our tree (can’t wait). It’s my favorite thing to do for the Christmas holiday. So many memories and spending time with my son.

  242. Definitely STAMPING! After a busy day yesterday with family, I will relax and work on stamping my Christmas cards. Thanks for your generous blog candy!

  243. I hope to do a little stamping. We’re having our Thanksgiving today since yesterday was my daughter’s birthday – she gets tired of sharing the holiday weekend. So hopefully after dinner and company, I can stamp!

  244. Thanks to your heads up I already placed a major SU order so I can delight in Back Friday without being in the stores! Enjoying time with family instead!

  245. I am snuggled up with coffee, planning my next card, so stamping for sure. Love, love, love your blog, Mary

  246. I have to work 🙁

  247. I am staying home today! I will be working on some cards and gifts, and decorating the house for Christmas. Bless you!

  248. Shopping online, in-store, and stamping!!! Busy day!

  249. No shopping today. We will decorate the house and trees and enjoy stamping. Yay!! Hope you and your family are having a nice holiday weekend.

  250. I think the only thing I’ll be doing today is put my tree up.

  251. A little of both! With my out of town kids & grand kids—brand new grand baby!! 🙂

  252. Ok , I’ll be 101, lol ….. Staying home got new stampin stuff I haven’t open , got it tues ,
    And baby it’s cold out side,
    Hope you had a wonderful day !!
    Hugs Frenchie.

  253. Today will be shopping for just a couple hours to walk off yesterday’s meal, then it will be stamping and making treat boxes for our monthly stamping meeting. Love your blog, always inspires me to stamp clean and simple!

  254. Stamping for sure…a little shopping maybe! Plan on finishing up my Christmas cards using my Bright and Beautiful Star Bundle!

  255. I will be stamping and watching football! I wouldn’t be caught anywhere near a store today!!! Too crazy!

  256. Stamping of course. It’s a lot safer than shopping.

  257. I may be shopping online! Wish I was home to stamp!!!!

  258. Ginger Grogan

    I’m shopping Mary but wish I was stamping! ?

  259. Kelly McDonald

    I am stamping as soon as my family is fed and off to their activities. Hoping to make some of those Giardelli candy treat holders.

  260. Working today, but then working on my craft space so I can make cards for gifts!

  261. I am shopping and then I have to go to work. No stamping for me today. Thanks for the chance to win.

  262. I won’t be doing either. Had a house full of company. They left a few minutes ago. I’m resting today!

  263. Finishing my sewing project then on to stamping. Maybe a a bit of online shopping.

  264. I would rather stab needles in my eyes than fight crowds for ANYTHING!
    May do a bit of stamping as I work on my photo albums. Been using some project life cards and pocket pages. Started in September and almost done with another year. That makes it 3 yrs in 3 months!!

  265. Stamping today. Thanks for the chance to win!

  266. Stamping today. Thanks for the chance to win!

  267. Stamping today. Thanks for the chance to win!

  268. Definitely stamping! Working on the fabulous Paper Pumpkin Snowflake kit.

  269. Deanna Hawkins

    A little online shopping and a lot of stamping today!

  270. Definitely stamping. Working on the fabulous Paper Pumpkin Snowflake kit.

  271. Hoping for a little of both we just got home and I need to clean and get my tree up.

  272. I will be doing a little of both! What an enjoyable day that I am able to relax and enjoy the seaon of Thanksgiving/Christmas with my family!

  273. Thanks for the chance for some sweet, sweet blog candy!

  274. Beth Kochheiser

    Stamping ONLY!! Been waiting all month for this day. No cooking, cleaning or entertaining. Love it!!!

  275. A little shopping and quite a bit of stamping!

  276. Used to shop, but now I spend the day decorating my home for Christmas. It’s MUCH more relaxing and enjoyable than fighting the crowds.

  277. I may not be doing shopping or stamping :-(. Had a crazy week!

  278. I am stamping today. I need to make my Christmas cards.

  279. Linda Thompson

    Recovering from surgery I had on Wednesday. Looking at my favorite blogs for ideas to CASE for my Stamp Club. Hope everyone had a wonderful blessed holiday with family and friends!

  280. I stay far away from the stores on Black Friday! I do hope to get to some stamping today either before or after our family heads to see the Wildcats play! Bear Down!!

  281. Carrie McHale

    I did online shopping last night. Plan on
    working on Christmas cards today. Also
    Cards and gifts for my stamper’s group
    party next Friday night:0)

  282. Since I am visiting my mom, I dont have my supplies with me or I would definitely stamp! The shopping is currently under discussion, and I am all for staying in and playing games with family!

  283. Stamping with my granddaughter, age 12, she loves making cards for her family.

  284. Maybe a little of both. Not sure yet.

  285. I have been stamping this morning and making a few 3-D projects too. No shopping except online for me today.

  286. I am tooo old to fight the crowds any more. Stamping is alway a fun time.

  287. Marilyn Mangano

    No shopping for me……………..finishing up on holiday cards……hope you are having a great get-away……love your ideas…

  288. Well, I won’t be shopping………too crazy for me!! I have a couple small items that I need to finish stamping. But, the bulk of the day will be some baking…………with a blended family you don’t always get to have Thanksgiving day on the dedicated day. We will be having ours tomorrow. Hope you enjoy your time with family in our beautiful state of Colorado. We lived there for 20 yrs & want to return some day but we are caring for a family member right now in MN & you need to do what you need to do.

  289. Hi Mary- I’ll be organizing my stamp supplies and then stamping some gift tags and Christmas cards. Shopping is already finished 🙂

  290. I’m stamping today Mary. I am all done with my Christmas shopping and now I can spend this special time with my husband and Skippy, my fur-child! I can’t wait to get started on my cards. I just set up my craft area and everything is organized and at my fingertips. I’m ready!

  291. I am hopefully doing both! But have loved ones visiting – so will spend most of the day with them.

  292. I’m getting ready for the kids to come on Saturday, so I have cleaned up my desk and vowed not to touch it until after everyone has left. I keep thinking about the cards I need/want to make, but so far I have not touched a stamp. Think I have stamp withdrawal!

  293. Staying home to decorate and stamp!

  294. Have a class coming up so I will be doing some stamping, cutting, designing and everything else that comes along with that. But I am going to do a little shopping and treating myself to a pedicure and haircut and color. I need to treat myself so I can tackle this busy month!

  295. I am putting my stamp room back together because we moved for thanksgiving week!

  296. We have snow and the grandchildren so no shopping for us. Just a warm home and lots of cuddles–the best way to spend ANY day! Thanks for a chance to win!

  297. Elizabeth Hall

    I’ll be shopping a craft market. Ilove to see what others are doing!

  298. Stamping for sure, and no shopping. It’s just too crazy. lol

  299. I am going to be making santas with my punches – they are so cute and easy.

  300. Definitely stamping time for me! I want to make my gifts, not shop for them! 😉

  301. Working, shopping, playing with my stamps!!! I need to start those holiday cards!

  302. Patti Bergesch

    Lots of great stamp sets. No black Friday shopping for me.clean up from yesterday. 🙂

  303. No shopping for me today! Staying home to work on my Christmas cards! Thank you Mary for your continued support and many fabulous ideas!!!!

  304. Aurora Guerra

    Spending he day with family. Thanks for the oprtunity.

  305. I shopped (online only – for a Fitbit for the kids) and then am going to have pumpkin pie for breakfast (a family tradition) and then plan to finish up stamping shower cards for a bridal shower using SU stamps, of course! Thanks for all the great samples you post throughout the year!

  306. Shopping for me! Stamping over the weekend!

  307. I am stamping so my blog posts can be fun while I am out of town next week. I am also making a couple sets of cards for my sister-in law as a thank you hostess gift for our stay with them.

  308. Shopping with my daughters! Thanks for a chance to run!

  309. Jennifer Earley

    Fantastic giveaway! I hope to stamp today and have already shopped online….in between taking out Christmas decorations with the kids! Busy busy busy day! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  310. No shopping, stampin’….!!! It’s the only way to go!! Thanks for all your ideas and information!! Happy Holidays!!!

  311. Mary, no Black Friday sale shopping. Hopefully some stamping and card making time today.

  312. stamping, but not Christmas cards — birthday!

  313. I’ll be stamping my Christmas cards today and maybe a little on-line shopping this evening. After yesterday’s hoopla (but a happy hoopla) I’m ready for some quiet, calming crafting time!

  314. I am enjoying my company, and shopping when I can squeeze in a moment!

  315. I will be stamping and getting ready for a SAS next weekend. Did my shopping last night–no intention to join any more of the madness!?

  316. Kathy Hilliard

    Hi! I am not shopping or stamping today. We are having our Thanksgiving dinner today. Both my kids work in the medical professional so they had to work yesterday! Thanks for all your great ideas.

  317. Wow winning this would be Christmas early. I will be stamping as I hate being in crowds with people on a mission. Don’t get in there way.

  318. I’m stamping today…trying to get ahead on my Christmas cards. Thanks for the great blog candy bonus…

  319. No shopping for me…decorating for the Christmas Season, and maybe a little stamping!!

  320. I will be doing assembly work for previously stamped projects. It’s time to get the projects finished. Thanks for your daily stamping inspiration!

  321. …such a dilemma…to shop or to stamp…hmmmmmm shop, stamp, shop, stamp! I’ll stamp! No, wait….shop-oh my…..

  322. NOT shopping!!!! Stamping with family and emailing directions of our cards to stamping friends around town.

  323. Wendie Haynes

    Unfortunately I will be doing neither…I will be traveling. But I got to stamp on Thanksgiving!

  324. I will be shopping from home and getting out Christmas decorations!

  325. Stamping!!!!! After I put away all of the Thanksgiving dishes!!! Wouldn’t think of shopping today unless it was for stamps!! Thanks, Mary, for offering an alternative – could still get some stamps without leaving the house!!!

  326. Dina Swindler

    No Shopping here..My family agreed to no gift exchange this year. We are saving to fly to PA to visit family, tour Washington DC and New York for our summer vacation

  327. Baking in the morning…… Stamping in the afternoon……. Quilting in the evening. My kind of day!~

  328. Hi Mary. I am stamping today and watching football. Later I will enjoy turkey leftovers. Life is good! PTL! Thank you for a chance to win your blog candy.

  329. No shopping for me. I am going to watch the Iowa Hawkeye football game, put a little time on the treadmill, and start making Christmas cards.

  330. Stamping maybe, shopping from home.

  331. No shopping for me. I don’t like crowds. Nothing better than letting the creative juices flow and creating cards and items to use for host/hostess gifts for the approaching holiday parties. What a GREAT candy giveaway; hope I am lucky enough to win it. Thanks for a chance to win and thanks for your encouragement to try new techniques.

  332. I’m stamping up a storm!

  333. I’ve got a bit of shopping to do, plus I’ll probably work on making some gift tags later.

  334. No shopping for me, but I definitely will be stamping!

  335. A little shopping and a lot of stampin’!

  336. making a card for my brothers wedding on Saturday. & getting ready for stamp club on Monday

  337. I am shopping today. But it will be a different kind of shopping. I’m going to Merry Olde England (aka Dicken’s Christmas Faire in San Francisco) to do some shopping.

  338. Its all about stampin’ today. Ill be making my Dad’s 65th birthday card to bring to him Saturday when we watch the Iron Bowl. Roll Tide!

  339. Shopping today, Stampin’ tomorrow!

  340. Hi Mary,
    I’m new to all of this!!
    I’m hobbyist and LOVING IT!!!!
    And yes shopping and stamping today!
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
    Mine was Awesome!!! I didn’t have to cook!!
    My LOVING husband and kids did!!!

    Happy Black Friday

  341. Hi Mary,
    I’m new to all of this!!
    I’m hobbyist and LOVING IT!!!!
    And yes shopping and stamping today!
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
    Mine was Awesome!!! I didn’t have to cook!!
    My LOVING husband and kids did!!!

    Happy Black Friday

  342. Hi Mary,
    I’m new to all of this!!
    I’m hobbyist and LOVING IT!!!!
    And yes shopping and stamping today!
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
    Mine was Awesome!!! I didn’t have to cook!!
    My LOVING husband and kids did!!!

    Happy Black Friday

  343. i will be stamping gifts tags. impatiently waiting for mr. brown to show up with my goodies so i can get going on christmas cards and gifts. thanks for the chance at awesome blog candy!!

  344. Today is the day to check the Christmas Card list to make sure I have enough cards made. Then its onto the Thank You notes! Best way to spend the day!! Hope you and your family had a great Turkey Day!

  345. What a fun idea! I am doing a little shopping on line. Health reasons can’t go out shopping!

  346. I’m doing a little of both! Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  347. Neither one. I’m traveling

  348. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. I’ll be enjoying a relaxing
    day with my family — no shopping for me.

  349. Good morning Mary! STAMPING! No Black Friday shopping for ME! Thank You for a chance to win some “blog candy”!

  350. I am doing a little bit of both today. Shopping on-line and stamping!!

  351. Tracey Parrott

    I would love to be stamping. But still on Thanksgiving vacation away from my favorite Stampin Up! Stuff!

  352. LOTS of stamping for me! I have to finish up 400 Christmas cards for my husband’s customers. 🙂

  353. No shopping for this girl! Today is about stamping and football!

  354. Hi Mary;

    I’m stamping, of course! No shopping here! Our tradition the day after Thanksgiving is to stay home and do something you love to do. For me, that is stamping! There are always plenty of projects on my list and this is a wonderful day to get crafty and stamp away!

  355. I will be getting ready for “family Thanksgiving” tomorrow. No time for stamping. Thanks for sharing all your talents and the opportunity for some great treats.

  356. After the tree goes up then it is time for me to relax and start planning my next card class. So stamping comes later in the day. Thanks for offering this wonderful treat.

  357. Maria Guimaraes

    Will definitely be doing both! More stamping than shopping! With a little work in between!

  358. I will be doing a bit of both I hope. We have a big party today and I have to shop for party supplies. As for SU, I have done my black Friday shopping and had great fun. Hope I have time to stamp. There are so many wonderful ideas and stamps to use, it’s hard to know where to start!

  359. Dona Stallworth

    Visited family in New Orleans fro Friday through Tuesday. Home for laundry on Wednesday. Now visiting Mom in West Texas ’til Monday. Away from my stamping space so I guess I’ll have to content myself with a bit of shopping later today. I am having trouble being patient until the Dec 3rd reveal!!!!

  360. No shopping today. I’m finishing my goal of 100 cards for friends, family and husband’s staff. You’ve been such an inspiration, your work is simply gorgeous.

  361. Hope to do both today. More stamping than shopping though 🙂

  362. I am stamping in my craft room today and cranking up the Christmas tunes 🙂

  363. My goal is to get my Christmas cards done this weekend!!

  364. Sitting here reading stampin blogs and stampin!

  365. Probably a little shopping!

  366. We (my husband and I) are celebrating our third and final Thanksgiving today.

  367. I am actually leaving shortly to make a Christmas project with two friends so we will definitely be stamping and having fun! Thanks, Mary for the blog candy give away. It’s always fun to follow your blog!

  368. I never shop on Black Friday. (Well, maybe online.) I will be stamping this afternoon. Much better than fighting the crowds!

  369. Went shopping last night and today just hanging at home and going to get some stamping on!

  370. I am online shopping and stamping but avoiding the crowds

  371. Went shopping early and now home to play with my children. You blog is fabulous thank you.

  372. No shopping! My shopping is all done. I’ll do a little stamping and a lot of Christmas decorating. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy! You’re the best!

  373. I hope to get to some stamping, but with so few free days to get decorating, cleaning and preparations accomplished, it is last on my list today!

  374. Hi–I hope to stamp some today. Right now I’m babysitting my grandchildren. Doesn’t get much better than this! Always enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  375. Donna Kopenski

    Shopping (new pots – yippee)& definitely stamping!

  376. Hi Mary, I will be going to hospital for a test on my heart so will not be Black Friday shopping, but hopefully tonight I will be at my stamping area to make Thank You cards before starting Christmas cards… !! I hope your Thanksgiving was great with your family. Thanks so much for this great blog candy.

  377. Stamping and hanging out with family. I need to finish the Christmas cards to get them sent soon. Hope your holidays are wonderful.

  378. Patricia preston

    I am not sure yet what is under the tree for everyone else, but for me it is stamps and paper!

  379. Mary Ellen Mayer

    Stamping, stamping, stamping! Actually, I have never participated in Black Friday. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  380. Starting Christmas cards today!

  381. My Stampin’Up goodies arrived today, soooo looking forward to trying out my new kit. Love all your projects, so inspiring. Thanks

  382. Renee Thompson

    I am shopping for sure, a lot… in my JAMMIES! All online today, may venture out tomorrow. May work in some stamping time today but most of my craftroom time will be spent cleaning and organizing.

  383. I will hope to do a little bit stamping before heading out for shopping. Happy holiday!

  384. On our way to see a family movie and then home to start some holiday stamping! Yahoo for an extra day off!

  385. I am shopping online for stamping supplies. LOL

  386. Peggy Mullenaux

    No shopping. I am going to be in my craft room most of today making bottle tags and a couple of birthday cards for my Dec family. Will probably have a nap. Hosted Turkey Day at our house. Thanks for the chance to win.

  387. Mostly stamping but since I like to be in the hubbub of the shopping frenzy, I’ll do a little shopping also. Great blog candy, thanks for sharing!

  388. Daria Stevenson

    Shopping online due to recent knee surgery and starting my Christmas card stamping.

  389. Shopping, but online with SU.

  390. I would love to be doing both, but can’t do either… everything is in storage for the move…. I sure do miss my craft supplies… thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!! you are such a doll… Susan

  391. After making my way through some leftovers (turkey!), I’ll be organizing and maybe even stamping in my craft room! –And I did one online purchase so far, but no plans for much else today. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  392. Plan on making some tags and organizing my craft area. Enjoying a quiet day after all the activities yesterday [which I loved].

  393. I’m surfing Pinterest for craft room organisation ideas. Ordered new cabinets to be installed but now looking for ideas to make good use of space for ribbons and tools.

  394. A little shopping…..to purchase small paper “shopping bags” so I can stamp and decorate them when I get home. Thank you, Mary for your generosity!

  395. Plan to stamp today and stay far, far away from the Black Friday crowds.

  396. I am doing some shopping today (just online). Also, putting up the Christmas tree!

  397. Amy Turner-Nasset

    A little of both, but both from the comfort of home! Thank you so much for all you share with us!!

  398. Definately doing some designing and stamping my Christmas cards. I would LOVE to win some blog candy it would make everything seem all the merrier!

  399. I will stamp, not shop unless it’s online with stampin Up

  400. No shopping but lots of stampin! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.

  401. Working! But will stamp when I get home (I hope)

  402. I stamped all day yesterday while watching football games. Going to a movie today.

  403. Karilyn Moeller

    I am visiting family, so I can’t stamp. We will be doing a little shopping, then attend the Minneapolis Winter Festival, downtown Minneapolis.

  404. I only have one place that I want to shop today for my daughter. Other than that, it is looking at card ideas to stamp!

  405. Definitely not shopping! Doing a little stamping…staying low today… resting!

  406. I am stamping today. Christmas cards are not going to get done if I don’t. Besides stamping is more “fun”.

  407. Having friends over for a ‘second’ Thanksgicing dinner. Had our first one with family and our second with friends with no family. Need to share some love today.
    Looking for a box of Stampin Up sale goodies today too:)

  408. Just went shopping, now I have the rest of the day for stamping….I need more tags now LOL. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  409. Oh Mary, you are so generous! I did some shopping (new Goodwill store, LOL!) and now am getting ready to do some stamping!! Thank you for your year-long generosity!

  410. I might do a little bit of both when I am finished working today.

  411. Mary L Schreiber

    I’m not doing either, I am making Belgium cookies with my daughter.

  412. A little of both. We are going to Fred Meyer for our annual day after Thanksgiving sock sale,come home indulge in left overs and then make Christmas tags.

  413. Traveling home today and then a weekend to myself for shopping &/or stamping!

  414. Hi Mary. You are so generous! Today I’m baking while I wait for my Stampin’ Up! order to arrive. Then I’ll be stamping.

  415. I shopped on Thanksgiving and today I will be completing my Christmas cards 🙂 I love lazy crafty weekends.

  416. No shopping! Just stamping and decorating!

  417. Traveling to see family and friends for the holiday weekend. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!

  418. I went shopping at Jo-Anns fabric and crafts. Thanks for the chance at blog candy.

  419. I’m shopping today and the stores and traffic are crazy busy.

  420. Both… Just finished my online shopping now on to stamping.! Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration.

  421. I don’t do well in crowds so I stayed home & shopped online today. Happy Holidays to all.

  422. Did a little online shopping, but I am mostly celebrating an 8th birthday!

  423. I did some shopping with my friend for craft stuff at Joann’s and at SU and am going to crafts some Christmas cards after lunch.

  424. Linda Schilling

    I did a little shopping and some stamping today (Black Friday)!

  425. Hi Mary,
    I would love to win some blog candy, it all sounds so exciting!

  426. Both! Shopping online and stamping @ home!!!! Thanks for offering all the goodies?

  427. Jeffalee Hansen

    I’m catching up on my emails and starting on my Christmas cards today using the Wondrous Wreath bundle.

  428. I don’t me an to be a downer but we had my sister’s funeral today.

  429. Nicole Thurstin

    I love reading your blog daily! Thanks for the chance to win!

  430. Connie S in California

    I’m doing a little of both, actually. The shopping part is looking at new tires during a much-needed walk (too much good food yesterday!). Then I’ll work on Christmas cards after I clear the decorations off the dining table. Thanks for a chance at super blog candy, Mary!

  431. Stamping to get my cards finished

  432. I already shopped. Now I hope to stamp!

  433. I am definitely stamping today ! No desire to go out in the crowd ! The blog candy looks AWESOME !!

  434. What a wonderful way to put a great start to the holidays! Thank you so much for offering blog candy! I enjoy your blog very much and you inspire me every day! I will be stamping and playing today–not shopping. 🙂

  435. Wonderful website for Holiday inspiration. I did some shopping this morning and now I am making my Many Merry Stars.

  436. unfortunately, the banking business only let me have off one day, so Im at it and don’t get off until 8pm!

  437. Hi Mary! I will be stamping after the hectic holiday.

  438. Merry Christmas! I would love to win some stamping goodies. I have an order odd Christmas Cards to get done, so I’ll definitely be stamping.

  439. Actually, neither 🙂 Decking the halls and then a movie with my girls! Love your blog!

  440. We are about to start stamping our Christmas cards and our ADVENT pockets. Done with the boxes that contain all the advent ornaments for our little advent tree. Stamping by the fireplace with hot cocoa and cookies stamped with gloves and snowflakes!

    NO SHOPPING…. just chilling.

  441. Bonnie Foxwell

    What’s under the tree will be some new Stamp-n-Storage items! So glad to get all my Stampin’ Up! clutter arranged nicely. I’m sure it will help with my organization and my creativity. Love, love, love your studio–wish I could have the very same! Thanks for all the great ideas, samples, and fun along the way….Happy Thanksgiving!

  442. Neither… Spent the day clearing snow and getting our generator going..major snowstorm with power outage which should last for several says…uggh

  443. Sonja Stewart

    Shopping and hopefully stamping later. I love your blog Mary!! Thank you for all you do :0)

  444. Shopped last nite, so…I’m gonna wrap today and ten stamp some beautiful tags for the packages!

  445. Actually I went out at 5:30 this morning to do some shopping and came home and started Christmas cards.

  446. What a fun idea! I have been online shopping but no stores for me today! Also, I do hope to stamp as well!

  447. I am doing both for Black Friday. I have been shopping, and now I’m ready to work on my Christmas stamping projects. I’d love to be in Denver where you are, since all my children are there.

  448. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Company just left so just catching up! Hope to stamp tomorrow.

  449. Donna DaBillo

    Today, I did just shopping, with my youngest daughter. I need to start stamping so I will have enough Christmas cards done.
    Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving

  450. Glenda Lehrmann

    I am stamping and shopping! The blog candy looks cool.

  451. Shopped early. The rest of day is free for stamping and creating items needed for a lil’ gift giving activity a co-worker and I are starting on Monday. May your holidays be blessed!

  452. Shopping!

  453. Neither stamping or shopping, but just hanging out with my husband and kids. We are about to put up our Christmas tree.

  454. Love the blog candy. Would love to stamp with it.

  455. Neither!! I went to a family reunion lunch. I may try to stamp for a bit tonight.

  456. I’m definitely stamping today!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  457. We have company in town and they love to go shopping, so I am shopping today!

  458. I shopped earlier today and then took a nap. Now, I plan to work on my Christmas cards. Thank you for this great opportunity to try to win some blog candy. Thank you also for the daily stamping inspiration you provide!

  459. It’s a rarity for me, but I won’t be stamping today. It’s a tradition that the day after Thanksgiving we head to the tree farm and cut our tree for the Holiday season. Here in the Pacific Northwest growers count on the weeks before Christmas to make their year a success. We are always happy to do our part. Thanks for the blog candy offer!

  460. Neither. Did stamping yesterday I between cooking. Getting cards ready for granddaughters to make next week. Fun!

  461. I had to work today. So, I had time for a little shopping.

  462. I’m working today 🙁 but I do get off early! Won’t get a chance to stamp today. Hopefully this weekend! Thanks.

  463. Just drove home from having Thanksgiving at my brother’s. So now I can relax and do a little stamping.

  464. I’m doing both and having a great time! I just finished some ATC cards that include stamped images, glitter, watercolor, and embossing!

  465. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I didn’t shope, except for a few groceries. Stamped a little, but had a bad case of stamper’s block!

  466. I am checking out Stampin Pretty every day while I am out of town to keep in touch with my stamping hobby! Devoting my time to family fun!

  467. I am dreaming/fantasizing about stamping and planning special cards for my son who will be deployed. I am very fortunate to have your blog to distract me while I count down another monthly treatment. I especially love the polymer stamps and miss some of the older colors.

  468. Desiree Lewis

    Just stamping and paper crafting today. No shopping on line or in the stores!

  469. Didn’t do any stamping today, but did go to a thrift store associated with Safe Space. Everything was $1.00 (today only) …….dtr and I had SO much fun. I came home with 3 bags full 🙂 including a shirt for my hub and 2 ties for him. I spent $16.00 total.

  470. I am doing a little of both – shopping (online – checking out all the sales) and stamping. Hoping you had a good Thanksgiving.

  471. Sandy Weakley

    No shopping today….decorating

  472. Monique Cuthbert

    What a great blog to follow. I love stamping, wish I could quit my day job to give me more stomping time.

  473. I will be eating leftovers and stamping. My Christmas cards are not completed yet!

  474. Under the weather, not feeling like doin’ either. . . and that really sucks.

  475. I will be doing some Black Friday shopping – just for what’s on the list. Maybe some craft organizing, too.

  476. Stamping definitely. I’ve already done all my shopping, and everything is wrapped and under the tree.

  477. I worked all day. No stamping – just checking out on line sales tonight!

  478. Shopping at Michael’s…then stamping

  479. Today was a day of stamping bookmarks and making stamped Christmas cracker favors with my 10 yr old granddaughter who was visiting for the holiday! She is a true crafter and we both enjoy these bonding moments!

  480. I am stamping…today and everyday!!!! I do not like big crowds when I shop so I stay home and shop online for most of my Christmas shopping. I much prefer to enjoy the comforts of home while I shop (and stamp)! Thanks Mary for the chance to win great gifts!!!

  481. Carol Cloutier

    How I wish I was stamping all day today instead of hitting the stores to start and almost finish my Christmas shopping, but tomorrow and Sunday is all mine and my stamping. Would love to win What is Under the Tree. What a great Christmas present that would be.

  482. Stamping wins over shopping (except online) in this household! Kicking out some Christmas cards! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  483. Shopped earlier and this evening I am working with a group of seniors at an assisted living facility, helping them make Christmas cards to send to their friends and family. Best of both worlds today!

  484. Just moved and did a little shopping online, but no time for stamping today! New house has my very own craft room though so lots of stamping to come!!

  485. Carey Erickson

    Wish I could say I would be stamping.. But unfortunately I had to work today. Hopefully I can get in a little card making tonight. Thanks for the chance to win Blog Candy.. Carey E. Minot ND

  486. Marilyn Marie

    I am assembling stamps and organizing them. I know I won’t be done with this task for a few days. But, when I’m done – stamping it is!!!!

    Thanks for a great give-away. Great items and such a cute technique to trigger some thoughtful answers.

    I hope your trip is wonderful.

  487. Happy One day late Thanksgiving. Didn’t get a chance to stamp-but I did get to layout my Christmas card. My sister was in visiting and we were looking through my stamps and I figured out my card. Thanks for the chance to win – just love your blog.

  488. Carolyn Curtis

    On Friday I will be working on making tags for Christmas gifts. I have been making all home made tags for several years and my children look forward to them each year. I love using the holiday papers, ribbon and stamps from the Holiday Catalog.

  489. one quick stop for shopping … and then some holiday decorating … working on Christmas cards this weekend!!

  490. Shopping for sure!

  491. The weather in Seattle is rainy, rainy, rainy. A perfect day to stay cozy inside and STAMP!

  492. I will try to get my decorations up and then start stamping my Christmas cards! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you!!

  493. I shopped today and will get back to stamping soon.

  494. Got some shopping done today. Do have to get at my Christmas cards soon! Christmas is fast approaching!!!

  495. Micheline Lueken

    My son is still visiting so he and I went out shopping for the afternoon. Unfortunately no stamping today. Hope to do that this weekend. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  496. Sheryl Cushman

    Did a little shopping, now working on my Christmas cards so I can get them mailed out in the next week. Thankful for all you do for your Stampin’ Pretty group.

  497. I am stamping and winding down today as we had a big day yesterday. Used to fight the crowds but decided online is the way to go. Making a last minute birthday card for a birthday today!

  498. Shopping is done. Now to tidy up, and hope for some stamping time before bedtime. Love your blog, Mary!
    From, a South Dakota Mary

  499. I am stamping today!

  500. Just stamping for me! Would rather spend a relaxing day in the craft room creating something pretty than risking my life in the shopping insanity that goes on anymore.
    Thanks for your wonderful blog Mary..you are a great inspiration!

  501. No Stamping today – but was putting away some newly received stamps – received several items that needed to be put on the shelf so worked on that. Yes, I did do some shopping as well.

  502. Definitely not shopping. I hate all the crowds. Unfortunately not stamping either. Dealing instead with some children “issues”. Stamping is where my heart is though, for sure, not shopping.

  503. Hi Mary, I would so like to win but have not ever winning. It’s fine cuz somebody has got to win and someone has got to win.. But..it’s fun to see who wins. Mary I love your Blog. I enjoy so much seeing what is going to be next to see. I especially love the treat holders for each upcoming Holidays. I make some of the projects for my niece’s classroom. I put candy and sometimes a special treat. Thank you for a chance to win..

  504. A little shopping and now time for stamping. It’s snowing here and it looks so pretty outside. It certainly gets you in the Christmas Spirit!!!!!! Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  505. I am finished with 95% of my Christmas shopping. I really am not a shopping fan, so I whittle away at shopping over the long haul. I did have several errands to run for some handyman fixes, but returned in good time to work on Christmas cards. I suppose you think I am highly organized for having all my Christmas” stuff done, but that is not the case. When the creative bug hits, I heed the call and nearly everything else gets put aside! Oh what a mess!

  506. Maggie Morton

    Cleaning!!! I need to part from the items I had to have when I saw them BUT never used when I got them home. I will be donating them to an organization in AZ.

  507. Shopping!!

  508. I shopped on line and ‘cleaned’ up from yesterday!

  509. I am definitely stamping my Christmas cards. 🙂

  510. I was shopping for stamping stuff. Always fun.

  511. I do not go out on Black Friday but I did place my usual BBW online order is all. No stamping for me today just cleaning and laundry from my college kids. Thank you for the blog candy. 😉

  512. Wow, I lot of comments already! Mary, thanks for the chance to win this great “Blog Candy”! Thank you for your generosity! I don’t shop on Black Friday, I usually spend extra time on the computer looking all sorts of fun stuff. Don’t think I’ll get to stamp today.

    Blessings to you and your family.

  513. I am stampin’ today. Making cards for a card exchange I do with two girlfriends. We mail each other four new card ideas per month. Love all your ideas.

  514. No shopping for this girl! Sadly, no stamping either. Decorating and eating leftover pie. 🙂

  515. I did some shopping and stamping! It’s been a good day!

  516. I did a little shopping in person and on line. I only went to three stores and I didn’t even start until about 10:30 in the morning.

  517. Today I am neither stamping or shopping. Given the choice I would definitely choose stamping, but I am grateful to just be relaxing with my wonderful hubby, our dogs and our little one!

  518. I spent the day shopping but I will soon be stamping!

  519. I spent the day shopping with family as I always do!

  520. Have to stamp today to get those Christmas cards done. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for chance to win “goodies”.

  521. I avoided the crowds, bought what I needed online but sadly didn’t get a chance to stamp.

  522. I am stamping and blog hoping. I visit you here and Facebook almost every day and love, love everything you do!!

  523. Stampin’ today for sure! Well working between laundry, cleaning, and cooking! LOL Happy Day After Turkey Day to you!

  524. A little crafting & stamping, getting ready for a craft fair on Wednesday. No time to shop……santa’s little elf here is busy busy busy. It’s almost time to watch FROSTY on tv too!!!! Enjoy the weekend.

  525. No shopping or stamping. I went out of state to visit my sister. That is the best, she went shopping, but I didn’t want to go. thanks for having blog candy.

  526. I’ll be stampin today! Trying to get some Christmas cards done! 😉

  527. Decorating and planning my stamped pouches for my Christmas table.

  528. We actually hosted a football party today for my husband’s family BUT they left a little while ago & I’ve been ‘stamping’ ever since. GREAT day!!!

  529. I have been shopping all day with my sister, a tradition for many years. If I can get enough ambition to get to my craft room, I will work on finishing up my Christmas cards. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  530. Margaret Shadden

    stamping,to crowded to shop on this Fri.

  531. Doing a little stamping today.

  532. doing a little stamping today.

  533. I should be stamping or shopping but instead I’m teaching my daughter how to make fudge. I’ll teach her to stamp some gift tags tomorrow!

  534. Leslie Deering

    Def was stamping all day making ornaments ! Love your blog !

  535. Wendy Thompson

    No shopping, and a little crafting!

  536. Organizing stamping supplies and looking forward to sale-a-bration!

  537. I am under the weather, did a little shopping online but mostly slept!

  538. I went to one store at the mall at my Mom’s request. And then the grocery store. Twice! Lol

  539. My daughter is in town so we will shop in the late morning and then I have to start packing up my stamping supplies because construction on my new craft room starts on Tuesday!!! I’m so excited I could burst?. Happy Leftover Turkey Day!

  540. Stamping Christmas cards today.

  541. Brittany Penny

    I did a little of both today! 🙂

  542. Still feeding friends and family-and being thankful for them all 🙂 Took a bit of time to do some on-line window shopping 🙂 Now, organizing my work area for some stamping fun and making ornaments 🙂 Thank you for all you share Mary 🙂

  543. Carol Casassa

    I went shopping at one store – AC Moore Arts/Crafts – got some sequins for some shaker cards I want to make….and some Christmas gifts for two of great nieces….then went to my craft ‘studio’ (aka the basement – LOL) and made 10 more of our 2014 Christmas cards! All while simmering the turkey carcass for making turkey noodle soup tomorrow!!!!

  544. MaryAnn Horbinski

    No shopping for me. I fractured my tibial 3 1/2 weeks ago (washing outside windows) and cannot put any weight on my left leg. So wheel chair is my mode of transportation with the help of my loving husband. I can do stamping if I sit on a bar stool and once I have all my supplies within reach. (ha ha) Always forgetting something that is on the other side of the room. Walker comes in handy for that purpose. House feels like a senior citizen facility (wheelchair, walker, crutches, shower bench) the only thing missing is the “commode” next to the bed.
    Thank you for your talented inspiration. Love your daily blog and thankful for your generous “blog candy”. Have a great week.
    Thanks again.

  545. I shopped and made time for stamping” Enjoy your blog.

  546. Stamping and decorating for Christmas!

  547. Elaine Harrison Lane

    Stamping a baby card today. No shopping.

  548. A little shopping, cleaning, pitting Thanksgiving away and getting ready for Christmas decor! I received the first Christmas card today and I haven’t designed ours yet?

  549. Shopping today. It is a log standing tradition with my mom and I we really enjoy it!

  550. heidi spellman

    Stamping with friends.

  551. I am stamping today making Christmas cards.

  552. Online shopping and cleaning from yesterday! No stamping…..sadly!

  553. Neither, spent the day out of town with husband and our son. Went to a play, then watched the Badger ladies win the Big 10 Championship!

  554. I am stamping and enjoying our family’s visit. We also took the kids to a museum and out for late lunch. Thank you for a chance to win the candy blog. Hoping your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

  555. Julie Fiehler

    Shopping with family and friends!

  556. Had to be at work a 6 a.m. ready for bed!!

  557. I went shopping today

  558. A little shopping on line and a little stamping also. Such wonderful gifts you have put under the tree for someone to win Mary. Good luck everyone!

  559. A little bit of both (only online shopping, however!)

  560. carolee mccaslin

    I have been decorating all day but hope to stamp some tomorrow:)

  561. Stamping today and playing with the super fun Blendabilities! Thanks for a chance to win your amazingly generous Blog Candy 🙂

  562. Just stamping today!

  563. I did a little “Black Friday” shopping today. Creating my Stampin’ Up wish list for Christmas too. Thank-you for the chance to win some fabulous gifts!

  564. I’m getting some shopping done today with my daughter and 8 month old granddaughter! We’re having lots of fun and teaching my granddaughter how to shop! 🙂

  565. Hi! I am shopping and organizing my stamps.

  566. Jennie Portonova

    Stamping, cooking, shopping, sharing times with friends—wow, a busy day for me. 🙂

  567. I do not shop on Black Fridsy. I would rather be stamping any day.

  568. Unfortunately no stamping today, cleaning up my stamping room it’s a mess!

  569. Terry Iverson

    I am shopping on line a little and organizing my stamping supplies!

  570. Cynthia Tuttle

    Nothing but stamping for me pretty much everyday this weekend! Have a great day!

  571. Never shop on Black Friday!!! Will study the blogs for cute stampin ideas, though!!! Can’t stamp because of out of town family— surely would like to!!!!!???happy Thanksgiving, Mary!!!

  572. Stamping, no shopping for me.

  573. Mostly shopping!

  574. Stamping only! I don’t go near the stores today!

  575. Shopping!

  576. Chick Alizadeh

    Made my one purchase on Black Thursday, and spent all day stamping on black Friday!! (other than an oil change, and a few groceries.) Love your Wow’s and thank you for all your talents that you willingly share!!

  577. Online shopping for this day and resting and looking up Pinterest card ideas.

  578. All shopping today, hopefully stamping tomorrow:)

  579. Black Friday is a day for me to just relax after cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I stamp and usually get my Christmas cards prepared for mailing. If I do any shopping, it’s online, as I don’t leave my house on that crazy day!

  580. No shopping here, just stamping! …

  581. Cheryl Murphy

    Unfortunately-I will be washing tablecloths, putting away the good dishes, taking down the Fall decorations and then hopefully sneaking in a nap.

  582. Babysitting sick grandchildren…hence my comment is a day late.

  583. I will definitely be stamping since I have two Thank You notes to send to our kids who had us for Thanksgiving. After that, I will get back to making some Christmas cards.

  584. It was my Birthday so I spent it cuddling with my 7 week old granddaughter!

  585. Stamping! Working on my Christmas cards and having a great time.

  586. My favorite Thanksgiving leftover is the turkey!!! So many ways to use up the leftovers, I always make a very large turkey to ensure that there are enough leftovers!!!

  587. I will be shopping for a short while and then unpacking boxes after a move.

  588. Stephanie Payne

    Shopping for sure, but I did buy some stamping stuff. Thanks for a chance to win!

  589. I’m stamping for sure. Our Christmas cards are almost finished. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity, Mary.

  590. Shopping – I try to get it done and enjoy time with friends and family the rest of the season!

  591. Rosemary Smith

    I did both! Shopped on line for some great deals for my daughters upcoming Bridal Shower, and finished her invitations for it! Stamped of course. lol

  592. I was doing laundry, shopping online… including Extravaganza! Now I can make cards all day Sat.!!

  593. Davette Miller

    I am in my craft room (Therapy Room) Re-Organizing again!!!!

  594. I stamped, shopped, picked up my order from my demonstrators home and went home and had fun. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

  595. Valari Biccum

    attempted to shop….ugh..I’m going home to my craft room!!

  596. I will be out and about shopping. I will be too tired at the end of the day for stamping.

  597. Shopping – but online only!!

  598. Shopping – such a fun tradition!

  599. Christi ONeil

    I will get started on my Christmas cards and maybe get some shopping on line done

  600. Christi ONeil

    I will get started on my Christmas cards and maybe get some shopping on line done

  601. Christi ONeil

    I will get started on my Christmas cards and maybe get some shopping on line done

  602. Spending the day with my son, daughter in law 2 grandsons and 2 great grandsons,and daughter and dreading the 6 hour ride back home to North Mississippi tomorrow.
    But enjoying today with the part of my family.
    NO Black Friday shopping for me don’t like the crazy crowds will let the finger do the shopping on cyber MOnday from the comfort of my recliner. LOL

  603. Shopping and putting up the Christmas tree.

  604. I wanted to stamp, all day, instead I went to a craft show at the Greensboro, NC coliseum with a friend. I had a wonderful time.

  605. I’m making my own Christmas cards this year (stamping!)

  606. I’m doing a little of both. My mom and I always shop together on Black Friday morning. Just another time for us to spend time together. Stamping in the afternoon, an addiction that I must do each day. A way to unwind at the end of the day.

  607. Shopping today! It’s a family tradition… Girls day out!

  608. Have not started my cards yet this year but lots of shopping is already done and wrapped. Must get to those cards!!!!

  609. Marianne OHara

    I spent the day crafting, getting ready for an Arts and Crafts fair at work next Friday. I’d invite you all to come and check it out but you can only get in if you’re a Quintile’s employee!

  610. Karen Tramuta

    Stamping for sure! Lots of company and food so it is time for me to detox with my favorite things – paper, ink, and stamps!

  611. Stamping for me. Will be designing my Christmas card this weekend. Thanks for giving us the chance to win prizes! Enjoy your special day!!

  612. I hate the crowds on Black Friday so I will spend a quiet evening in my stamping room

  613. I had two teenagers at my stamping table today. No time to shop, but had more fun, I’m sure!

  614. We didn’t do either, although I would have liked to have gotten some stamping in. We were putting up the Christmas tree.

  615. On Black Friday, we are just relaxing, and trying to decide which day to put up our Christmas decorations…The Christmas letter has to be written, too.

  616. Richard Hanna

    Both. Lots of both!

  617. I did some work stamping, punching, and crafting on my 25 Days of Advent for each of my Grandchildren, went to lunch and the new Hunger Games movie with my husband and enjoyed counting my many, many blessings!

  618. No shopping today I was busy stamping Christmas cards! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  619. Stamping, shopping and getting the tree!

  620. I shopped online in my pj’s and purchased a lot of great sale items in the early morning hours, then I finished up 4 male birthday cards and finally I finished up a mitten and snow ball quilted table runner! It was an awesome day off!

  621. No shopping just spending some time with my little ones and maybe some stamping.

  622. No shopping. Can’t handle crowds anymore. Boo boo – there were some great buys out there!

  623. Cindy Fleskes


    Thank for a chance at your giveaway. I will be stamping today as I hope to finish the last of my Christmas cards.


  624. Stamping for sure. Getting some of my gift boxes ready to use.

  625. Stamping! Have to finish up the Christmas cards.

  626. I am finally caught up enough to stamp today! Nice having nad extra day!

  627. Stephanie Phelps

    No shopping for me, too much craziness! I was organizing my craft room yesterday and today I will be stamping on a card for my sister. Thanks for the opportunity to win these wonderful treasures.

  628. Stamping, of course:)

  629. We put up the Christmas tree today.

  630. No shopping. No stamping. Just treated myself to a new hair cut.

  631. Marti Coleman

    I stamped and made all my gift tags using the Santa Stache set. So fun!

  632. I didn’t do any shopping. I will be doing some crafting though. I have most of my Christmas cards done but still need a few more. Thanks for the daily inspiration and the chance to win.

  633. Shopping a little in my neighborhood! Stamping a lot! I’m
    on a “creative roll”! (Born out of necessity!)

  634. I’m stamping today and tomorrow and . . .

  635. Actually I didn’t do either! I was away from home, so didn’t have my stamping supplies and most of the day was spend traveling, so no shopping either!

  636. We are doing a little shopping for our grandson. No stamping today, but it is on the agenda for the weekend. Hoping you ALL have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  637. No shopping for me but I did make a few cards.

  638. Stamping for sure. Creating Christmas treats for coworkers.

  639. I’m shopping today!

  640. it was so nice to just create and plan for the holidsys! Christmas cards, what else!

  641. Avoiding the crowds……..relaxing , building a puzzle with my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stamps! Thank you for all your inspiration throughout the year!

  642. Yesterday was shopping day for the family, but today is my day to work on Christmas cards – who could ask for a better way to spend a rainy Saturday??!!!

  643. I’m shopping with my daughter who’s home from college. 😀

  644. Traditional shopping with my sister (which means a little shopping and then a relaxing lunch out 🙂 )

  645. No shopping for me – just stamped the day away! Great way to avoid all the crowds!

  646. stamping was the activity of choice!

  647. getting ready to assembly line stamp 75 Christmas cards–so precutting papers and ribbons, getting out stamps and ink pads, doing any assembly on embellishments, and running envelopes thru the printer. Then Saturday I start and don’t stop-except to snack!

  648. Hi Mary,

    No shopping today!! Too many people for me!! Thanks for the chance to win fun things!

  649. I’ll be going to the rink to watch our grandson, Jackson’s hockey tournament and then go off to work at Costco. Please be nice to Costco demonstrators giving out food!

  650. I stamped a little and shopped a little (only for a few grocery store items).

  651. My kids made me do it! Lol could not resist half off everything at Old Navy. Maybe only one store, doesnt’t count.

  652. Connie Weaver

    Shopping on Friday but Christmas card stamping today! N

  653. Sherrie Gross

    Shopping,shopping,shopping! I shopped until I dropped with my children. We have a great time and find a few bargains too.

  654. I am shopping online. Thanks for your talent and the chance to win!

  655. My two daughters and I shop on Black Friday. Arriving at the mall at 6 a.m. and leaving at 1 p.m.!

  656. Today I am cleaning up from Thanksgiving and tomorrow I will be addressing envelopes for the Christmas Cards I have already finished. This is my 8th year of stamping my own Christmas Cards. Thanks for all the ideas.

  657. I did some online shopping and some stamping 🙂

  658. Stamping it is sure lots more fun than standing in line on Black Friday.

  659. The ONLY way to spend Black Friday is to be stampin’! I love this time of year with all the holiday hussle and bussle and fun cards to be made!

  660. Stamping for sure. Trying to get the last minute things ready for my Christmas Cards!

  661. Kathy Rittler

    I am playing UNO, Jr. Monopoly, and Zingo with grand kids. They hate shopping.

  662. I am staying home and stamping. I deserve it after getting the house ready & cooking for hours for Thanksgiving.

  663. I shopped at my local scrapbook store (support small businesses) and bought some things to stamp and create cards with!!

  664. Chris Baker Cox

    Shopping and traveling…so no stamping. 🙁

  665. Tiffinnie Reed

    No, I don’t like to go shopping on Black Friday. For us, it’s a day of relaxation while we put up all of our Christmas decorations while listening to Christmas music!

  666. I never left the house – a great day off work and spent about 4 hours stamping 🙂 YAY!

  667. No shopping for me on black Friday. I can’t handle the crowds.

  668. Neither! At the in-laws, who live out in the middle of nowhere. We lounged on our pjs most of the morning & played games 🙂 nice & relaxing!

  669. I finished up my Christmas Cards on Black Friday.

  670. Jeffalee Hansen

    Today’s the day for a bit of shopping. Later I hope to finish my Christmas cards.

  671. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy! Stamping and shopping. Usually I make only 1 or 2 card designs for Christmas and 1 for New Year’s (in case I forget a few people…lol). This year I decided to only make 8 of one design, and I send out approx 120, so I’m having to come up with lots of designs. Fun but time-consuming. So in between checking the sale times and stores to visit, designing cards, corraling the supplies, and listing who gets which is taking pretty much all my time 🙂

  672. Mary Ann Huntington

    A little bit of shopping. Going to buy a cute little recliner chair at Big Lots for my tiny great granddaughter. She will look so adorable sitting in it like her Daddy. Later I’m sure I’ll spend the rest of the day reading all the blogs that I subscribe to. I learn so much from them.

  673. Stamping, crafting, relaxing and enjoying my family. My kids head back to college on sunday so enjoying every lastminute with them

  674. I had to work, but couldn’t wait to finish so I could work on my Christmas cards and browse galleries!

  675. No shopping, just enjoying the company until they leave and cleaning up after the Thanksgiving holiday and starting to decorate for Christmas. Changed out my shadow box with the Christmas page. thanks so much for all you share!!

  676. Candace Schreck

    Stamping a Christmas gift card holder. No shopping for me on Black Friday.

  677. Unfortunately no stamping today. Have daughter’s soccer tournament today. Will try to stamp tomorrow.

  678. I’m joining a girlfriend for the Ancgorage Museum Art Bazaar- not much snow so perfect day to be downtown:)

  679. Too tired out from large family Thanksgiving to do any stamping. Did a bit of online shopping with hubby (for me!).

  680. Only as much shopping as my husband can stand since our 3 young grandsons will be with us. Christmas cards are partly done but will have to wait until the boys go home!

  681. I will be stamping and hope to get my Christmas cards done !

  682. Doing a little of both!! 🙂

  683. Stamped all day on Friday with my good friend Teresa!! I made card kits for a wonderful group of ladies that make cards together once a month!!

  684. No shopping! Relaxing and probably some stamping. Thanks for all you do!

  685. Karen Stornetta

    So excited to get started on Christmas tags, bows and cards…just not enough days for Christmas stamping fun… my favorite stamping projects… this time of year!

  686. Definitely not shopping! I will be stamping….finishing my Christmas cards.

  687. Patricia Swagler

    I did not stamp or shop this year, but I did spend time with my son and daughter-in-law whom I don’t get to see that often as they live away from us. Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy.

  688. Turkey Day done… time to start gift tags and bows !!! So much fun- stamping this time of year !!!

  689. Nancy Barnett

    I shopped!

  690. Shopping for some Stampin’ Up bargains!

  691. Organizing mostly, then a little shopping. I really want to Stamp most of all.

  692. Neither, I’ll still be spending time with my family, but Saturday…I’ll SHOP,

  693. Neither :o( Babysitting for the grands :o)

  694. I am working on my SU count down to Christmas boxes–so cute!

  695. I actually didn’t do either. Spent the day at Seaworld with my children and nephews!

  696. No shopping, just planning my next stamping project! Too many grandkids and kids in the house-but I’m not complaining!

  697. I’m stamping while Hubby’s shopping! No way I’m going out into that mess!! 🙂

  698. I will be stamping with my beautiful Sister, Jackie, creating gifts and cards for family and friends. Thanks so much for offering this give-a-way! Have a fantastic Holiday Season!

  699. Sharron Simmons

    Hi Mary,

    Enjoyed Thanksgiving with son & daughter-in-law. Spent the day taking them to the airport so no time to stamp or shop. Thank you so much for the opportunity to grab some blog candy, what a nice gift. Blessed Holiday Season to you and your family.

  700. Want to stamp, but will be shopping!

  701. I am involved in one part of the stamping holiday- organizing!

  702. I shopped!

  703. Betsy Johnson

    I shop from the comfort of my stamping room so I dont waste any stamp and ink time!

  704. I did some shopping at JoAnn’s and Michael’s. I wish I had some time for stamping.

  705. Stamping then packing the car for Saturday craft fair. No shopping for me!

  706. Margaret Spencer

    I wasn’t planning on doing either and ended up doing both!! Stamped gift wrap and bought photo paper for my PL albums!

  707. I will spend Black Friday working and attending a high school football game. Really I would rather be home stamping and completing my Christmas cards

  708. Stamping, stamping, and more stamping! And hopefully even more stamping after dinner. Woohoo!!!

  709. Tanja Fussell

    Definitely stamping!! I don’t go near Black Friday. Blog hopping is just as fun!

  710. HI Mary,
    Thank you for sharing your talents and skills. I always enjoy seeing what your website has to offer daily.
    Keep up the great work!

  711. Happy, happy birthday!! And you’re giving away a present — how generous! My favorite Thanksgiving leftover? That would have to be the dressing with gravy, accompanied bt some cranberry salad! Thank you for the opportunity for holiday candy!

  712. Stamping, have to get cards finished for my daughter to give her employees.

  713. I’m still unpacking my stamping stuff that I brought with me for the winter in FL.

  714. Unfortunately, no stamping. A tiny bit of shopping and a lot of sewing.

  715. Pamela Servais.

    Sadly, I will be doing neither, but given a choice it would be stamping.

  716. I spent the day stamping and enjoyed eggnog, I no longer go out on Black Friday! 🙂 Happy Holidays and thanks for your every-day-sharing and now for your wonderful Christmas gifts! Cheers!

  717. Rosanne Mulhern

    Stamping…..all day!

  718. Sandy Cordill

    I am a hobby stamper who checks your blog
    everyday!! Love all your creative posts!

  719. Chris R. from Iowa

    No shopping for me since I had to work. I had hoped to make a couple of cards but that didn’t happen either.

  720. I am with family today. I did not stamp or shop but my I gave my sister in law her stampin up order. Happy thanksgiving

  721. Stamping with my daughter! Making our Christmas Cards to be mailed out in a couple of days! We both love your Ideas as well as your talent! Thanks for sharing

  722. Marcia Bidwell

    My fave leftover after thanksgiving is pumpkin pie!

  723. Marcia Bidwell

    I’m stamping!

  724. Wendy Richards

    I was doing a little shopping and spending time with my family.

  725. Marcia Bidwell

    My fave thanksgiving leftover is pumpkin pie!

  726. I am decorating the house for Christmas!

  727. I did some early morning shopping and some late afternoon stamping. Thanks for the chance to win!

  728. Wendy Goodchild


  729. Hello miss pretty…I amd making fry boxes today for my male coworkers…stuff with kisses and a lottery ticket.

    Happy days!

  730. No Black Friday shopping for this gal! I spent time with family and added a new bookcase and table to my stamping room.

  731. I did a little of both. Finally got some of my papercrafting mojo back! Woot!

  732. Teresa Keenan

    I’m stamping gift tags for all the gifts I have purchased. Thanks for all your 1minute to wow videos! I always learn something new from them.

  733. Had I been at my house I would’ve stamped, but I was at my mom’s so we shopped small businesses in our town!

  734. I’m not stamping or shopping. I’m babysitting my grandchildren while my son and his wife are shopping.

  735. My tradition is enjoying time with family not shopping and a little bit of
    Stamping Christmas cards!

  736. I sadly was not stamping or shopping….I was working on Black Friday!!

  737. A little shopping on Black Friday ….. thank you for this opportunity!

  738. I’m splitting up my day off. Out to shop the deals. Then home to stamp
    Christmas cards and rest the feet.

  739. I didn’t shop on Black Friday. In the evening, I continued stamping my Christmas card project. I love how they are turning out.

  740. Lonnie DeBord

    Shop in the morning, stamp in the afternoon! 🙂

  741. I only stamped on Friday – no shopping. Need my next check. 😉

  742. I did some stamping and a little online shopping. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  743. I’m shopping online today – too much cleaning up to do from Thanksgiving and now on to the decorating for Xmas and the stamping!

  744. I did a lot of driving on Black Friday! We went out of town (3 hours away) for Thanksgiving and had to drive home on Friday so I didn’t get to stamp and I shopped very little. Mostly I ran errands with my almost 80 year old dad!

  745. Not exactly stamping but making 135 boxes for favors for a Senior Community Dinner in our town – oh yes, and 135 bows for the top of the boxes. Filled with chocolate kisses! Great fun with great community women

  746. I do not do Black Friday but I do stampin every chance I get. Since I will be recuperating from the “too much turkey” syndrome, Stamping Is on the list. Thanks , Mary.

  747. I am shopping with my mom and 2 daughters. Stamping will come in a week or so. Love the stamps!

  748. No shopping! A little stamping and then catching up on grading papers, boo!

  749. No shopping, just some stamping and then catching p on grading papers

  750. Donna Polakowski

    This is wonderful.Thanks for the offer and Wishing all a Merry Christmas.

  751. Donna Polakowski

    Thanks for a chance to win some fun stuff!

  752. Lisa Paullin Anzaldua

    Christmas Card Fairy 2day!

  753. I have been shopping, stamping & working this weekend.

  754. I was stamping with my niece and nephew…..we make our Christmas cards for their teachers, friends and family! I’m still very fortunate that they love to hang out with their Auntie K and craft away! Thanks for the chance to win your “What’s Under the Tree” blog candy giveaway….Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving in Denver…Safe travels home!

  755. I stamped all day. No shopping. Thank you.

    Please note: I entered a comment earlier and when I hit “Preview,” my comment disappeared. So I’m entering it again. Hopefully only one comment posted.

  756. Am stamping Christmas cards…using the “Bright and Beautiful” set. It makes such beautiful cards! How sweet of you to give so many followers a chance to win a lovely gift! This is a day for online shopping only for me! Too many people in the stores.

  757. tammy fletcher

    Stampin for sure….no shopping

  758. janet Goshorn

    I will be decorating and finishing stamping my Christmas cards.

  759. Not stamping or shopping… did do a little loom knitting. But mostly talked with family on the phone.

  760. Debbie McClain

    I g0t up around 5:00 am and stamped for a couple of hours, while hubby still slept 🙂 We avoided the Black Friday rush and hit two wonderful craft shows that have become a Thanksgiving tradition for us. Even hubby likes going to it! This year I added a wonderful snowman lantern to my collection.

  761. I’m a die-hard shopper!

  762. Absolutely stamping and creating with a little online shopping, too.
    Thanks for the chance to win and try Stamping Up.

  763. I had to work but after a long work day I hung out with one of my friends and we did some stamping.

  764. Mostly reading and later making cards and a Christmas mini album.

  765. I was out of town and just now getting a chance to answer….spent Black Friday shopping with my 9 yr. old granddaughter so she could spend her birthday money from the day before. Fought the crowds, but spending time with her was priceless!

  766. My stamping of Christmas cards was done early this year and Friday was a work day, so shopping had to wait until after 6 p.m. Although I do have more ideas, and will stamp some more this weekend!

  767. Shopping and a little stamping! Planning a wine tag class!

  768. I typically stamp my Christmas cards the week after Thanksgiving, as I take vacation from work and focus my time on all thing Christmas, i.e., cards, party favors (cookie exchange and office parties), and my grandchildren’s teacher appreciation and party favors.

  769. I stamped snowflake cards!

  770. Janet Swofford

    I shopped on Black Friday with my sister! Got some great deals! Thanks for the chance to win!

  771. Ok , I hope MONEY , I WANT STAMPS !!!
    Frenchie !!!

  772. Kimberly Quitta

    STAMPING!!! Gets me in the holiday spirit!!!

  773. Kimberly Quitta

    Stamping!!! Gets me in the holiday spirit more than shopping.

  774. Stamping. Loved to brave the weather and crowds at one time.

  775. cindy smithers

    I am not a black friday shopper. I like inside quieter projects. I will do a little card making and start on my xmas decorations.

  776. Charlene Brummitt

    I did not shop for sure. I did do some stamping on a gift calendar I am making.

  777. Finished all my cards….have been working non-stop on them!

  778. Stamping, football and a whole lot of cleaning.

  779. Actually, I’m working. I’d like to be stamping. I’m a Cyber Monday person. Most everything is done online. Amazon Prime!

  780. A little on line shopping and lots of stamping! Thanks for chance to win.

  781. lots of stamping for me! ….and a little online shopping (just couldn’t resist!)

  782. Priscilla Joseph

    I am stamping. I never shop on Black Friday. Stamping is far more calming.

  783. Barbara Brassfield

    I am stamping on Black Friday need to finish up my cards for mailing on Dec. 1st

  784. Stamping and card making!!!!

  785. black friday is a work day for me .. so no stamping or shopping

  786. I have small children so no stamping. I spent the day with them and they loved it. We did a little shopping for dad late in the afternoon and went to grandma’s house for leftover turkey dinner.

  787. I will be thinking about my order for 15 get-well cards and 5 sympathy cards as I travel home today. Thanks for a chance to win these awesome gifts.

  788. Shopping online and stamping in the comfort of my own home.

  789. Unfortunately neither. I am a critical care RN and will be working we’d, Thursday, Friday, Sat, & Sun night so during waking hours I will be sleeping.

  790. Peggy Freidel

    A little internet shopping, and doing some paper crafting with my new Brother Scan n Cut.

  791. It’s go pick out our Christmas tree day…..and get to work decorating. Love these memories we make!

  792. Neither, my son is home for the day and we are celebrating his birthday a few days early (he will be working out of town on the day) so I made a leek, apple, carmelized onion, cheddar quiche for brunch and a chocolate cream pie for his birthday dessert.

  793. I had to work and no I did not shop any but I did work on m new craft area–I moved things upstairs –I am making a small craft area for stamping in my closet it is 3′ by 8′ so one half with shelves will be where I create so I am currently organizing it so that everything will be at my fingertips!!! Thanks for the giveaways and Merry Christmas early to you and your family!!

  794. Family is here so will be enjoying the grandchildren! Thanks for the awesome chance to win such great products!!

  795. Black Friday was an unfortunate errand day…caught in a little Black Friday shopping for my daughters craft supplies 🙂 Would have rather been stamping!

  796. I don’t do either on black Friday. I get my Christmas decorations out.

  797. Kathy Torres Hernandez

    I did so e bit of shopping while on a mini vacation.

  798. I spent Black Friday decorating the house for Christmas!

  799. Good morning and thank you for your blog such great ideas love to visit
    I am doing a bit of both shopping and stamping!
    alyse d

  800. thank you for a chance to win love your blog such great ideas
    I am doing a bit of both- shopping and stamping!

  801. I avoid the stores. This year we spent the holiday with family so I stamped with my 5 year old granddaughter. Fun!

  802. I did one online transaction. I stamped on Thanksgiving Day with my favorite little stamp buddy and babysat another favorite on Friday, which left no time for either activity!

  803. I wanted to stamp but the promise of great sales dragged me into the stores. And I did find some bargains.

  804. It!s stamping for me today!!

  805. Thank you for a Blog Candy dandy, Mary! It appears it’s quite popular 😉 On Black Friday, I avoided the crowds and took to my comforting craft corner courting creative and curative creations!

  806. Megan Strasser

    Both! Finishing up Christmas cards and its tradition to go out on Black Friday even though I never need anything, it’s just fun to go out.

  807. Jen wogernese

    Worked, but would have rather been stamping!!

  808. Jen Wogernese

    I had to work. 🙁 I would have rather been stamping!!

  809. Debbie Stephens

    Definitely stamping

  810. Allisha Hughes

    I went shopping for a car-it wasn’t to be. I wish I would have been stamping! 🙂

  811. Just family time. WE did go shopping in the evening for 2 hours 🙂

  812. Definitely stamping! All the company has gone home and I have some lovely free time – the stamps come out! I avoid shopping on Black Friday — it’s just too crazy out there!

  813. Brenda Bierens

    Just a little online shopping as we been moving and we have to use the extra day to unpack.

  814. No shopping, staying in and getting caught up on scrapbooking projects.

  815. Black Friday for me is from the past. I cyber shop all my favorite scrapbook and stampin up sites for bargains. I am a nurse and so I always offer to work on Black Friday so that those employees that want to enjoy the excitement of finding that one GREAT bargain are able to do so.

  816. Feeling blessed to spend time with friends stamping cards for loved ones. Thanks for the chance to stamp even more.

  817. I was crafting on black friday…I have never shopped the crazy day and probably never will..I would much rather be stamping/crafting….

  818. I ad to work on Black Friday so no time for either!

  819. Carolyn Wrobel

    A little stamping and some cleaning. I love love Stampin Up. I love all the ideas you show us.

  820. Neither – we were in the Caribbean on vacation 🙂

  821. Denise Heredia

    I will be stamping after work today! Thank you for the chance to win!

  822. I did a little shopping and then some organizing at home! The crowds and me don’t mix real well. LOL

  823. nancy littrell

    Dancing at the San Diego Jazz Festival, so no shopping, but if I was home I would be shopping on line for good deals 🙂

  824. I do shop on Black Friday, but I do it online. I did a marathon shopping one year and said never again, and I’ve stuck to that!

  825. Neither for me I’m afraid. Will be day of rest.

  826. I am hoping to get my homemade cards in the mail this week. Like to get the house decorated and the cards sent the first week of December.

  827. I am hoping to get my had made cards out this week. I like to decorate and get all of my cards sent out the first of December.

  828. I am stamping!! And not missing the crowds!

  829. Sadly, I was grading on Black Friday — the life of a teacher. I’ve often joked that holiday breaks should be called “Teacher catch-up breaks,” because that’s what most of I and my colleagues do! Only two more weeks until the end of the semester and then I will be a stamping fool!

  830. So I did some stamping on my neighbor gifts (gift tags) on Black Friday. I don’t shop on Black Friday. Too crazy and hectic. I stamped a little. All the male relatives went out target shooting. The girls got together and visited, etc… Just a nice relaxing day!

  831. Stamping all day long. Hate to go out on Thanksgiving shopping with all those mad people.

  832. Shopping

  833. Kendra Wisenbaker

    What fun stamps you are giving away!

    I went out on Thanksgiving evening to buy a couple of things and then went shopping yesterday. I stayed home Friday! 🙂

    I’m working on stamping some stuff up today!

  834. I’ll be doing some stamping and relaxing after having 36 for Thanksgiving dinner!

  835. No Shopping for me….just need to get my mojo and sit and make Christmas cards! Can’t wait to clear a spot and get started. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy Mary!

  836. Sandy Schroeder

    Did some late night online shopping, but no stamping for me. Ended up in the ER and in the hospital.

  837. Just one store for shopping, then back to Holiday house cleaning!!!

  838. Christie Anderson

    Grocery shopping at Costco while everyone else is at Black Friday and then home to stamp

  839. I didn’t get to shop – it was just too darned cold!

  840. Carol Carriveau

    There was ?NO shopping for me…some resting and straightening up from company, dishes put away, Fall and Thanksgiving going back into bins, etc…..enjoying a quieter day! Thanks for the chance to win this fab blog candy!

  841. Neither stamping or shopping this year. Spending time with my husband’s parents this year. Well…I did do a little online shopping.

  842. I was shopping!

  843. The stuffing is my favorite leftover!

  844. I will do some stamping, I dislike shopping. Crazy I know but hey what can I say!

  845. Donna Montgomery

    I do not send out Christmas. I make them during and then my husband signs our name to them and puts them in the mail.

  846. Shopping

  847. I went shopping

  848. Shopping!!! My craft room is under construction 🙁

  849. I have family in town, and we’re planning on relaxing, doing some Stamping (of course!) and maybe some baking.

  850. I did enjoy “window shopping” on line on black Friday even though i did not buy anything 🙂

  851. I did a little of both!!

  852. I was on vacation, so no stamping, but I did do a little bit of shopping! And the zoo with family – a nice change from normal Black Friday activities. 🙂

  853. Did a bit of stamping and sleeping (had to work that night!)

  854. I try to get them out midway between Thanksgiving & Christmas. Sometimes they are late!!!

  855. I will be working. Hopefully I’ll be able to do a little stamping this evening!

  856. Not stamping or shopping. Visiting my daughter and we are going to see the exhibit “The Making of Gone With the Wind” at UT-Austin. I’m excited to see the dresses Scarlett wore in the movie.

  857. I stamped on Black Friday!

  858. Rosanne Anderson

    I would love to be stamping, however have family up for Thanksgiving so I won’t be able to. I do card making almost everyday.

  859. Maybe I will check out some online shopping, but not heading out to any stores. I plan to visit with some friends too, so stamping will be put off to another day. Thanks for all the wonderful candy you are ready to give out. 🙂

  860. Mary - Ann schulze

    I did some stamping! Saved the shopping for small stores Saturday!

  861. I stamped on Black Friday and didn’t miss a thing at the stores!

  862. Cindy Forbeck

    Shopping and working! Gotta pay for my Stampin’Up habit!

  863. Headed to get Christmas decorations. Can’t wait.

  864. Definitely stamping (but no shopping) on Friday – and all weekend long!

  865. I shopped Friday and have done crafts on Saturday and a little today!

  866. I did both. The shopping was only because I had to buy a birthday gift for my nephew, just in and out for the one item he wanted.

  867. Just visiting with family for the holiday. Thank you for a chance to win some blog candy! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

  868. I’ll be stamping, AND shopping, but only shopping internet for I don’t like the contact sport happening at the brick & mortor stores. Inside of me, I feel like a giddy lil’ girl because of pent-up excitement. I have not one! Not one of the sets in your generous Day 1 give-away.

  869. Cindy Stephens


  870. Thalia Heiges

    I will be traveling home to PA from Hilton Head, SC, so will not be stamping. Maybe I’ll be able to do a little internet shopping.

  871. I’m doing a bit of local shopping only.

  872. I am shopping today with my family in Chicago

  873. Tammy Sandborn

    I worked on stamping Christmas cards and enjoyed a movie with the family.

  874. Kelly Collins

    We were away from home so stamping wasn’t an option. we shopped!

  875. I spent the day with my husband’s family. Big meals for two days in a row!

  876. I’ll be stamping, no shopping for me today or the next. Thanks for the chance to win.

  877. Happy Birthday! It’s mine too! I love the sweet potatoes with turkey.

  878. Enjoying my granddaughter, and the sunny day. Hope to stamp this week-end.
    Have a joy filled Thanksgiving.

  879. Definitely NOT shopping! A little stampin’ and craftin’ =)

  880. Shopping since we got to the beach for the week, I did mange to stamp just a little earlier in the week.

  881. Susan Wohlfert

    I was finishing last minute crafts for a craft show on Saturday, so stamping not shopping!

  882. Shannon McGann

    I live in Canada, so I had to go to work on Black Friday!

  883. Hi Mary! Stamping will wait, we have houseguests now. But, Sunday is stampin’ for sure!

  884. I’ll do a little shopping and a lot of stamping!

  885. I shopped a bit…maybe an hour on Friday…no stamping on that day, unfortunately. Happy Holidays to all!

  886. Totally stamping. Have never gotten into the whole Black Friday thing – to me that is not what Christmas is about.

  887. Catherine DeWaal

    Shopping with hopes of stamping 🙂

  888. I’m not leaving the house and will definitely be stamping to prepare for upcoming classes.

  889. Pat K I am doing both.

  890. A little bit of both! Got some shopping done early and will be relaxing in front of some holiday movie at night while stamping and crafting. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck to everybody!

  891. Did a little shopping but mostly worked.

  892. Tami Wittmier

    Stamping hands down I value my life and sanity

  893. Bonnie Russell

    On Friday, I’m staying at home. I really don’t like to fight the crowds and shop, especially now that I am in a wheelchair. It’s just a little to overwhelming to do that these days. I am enjoying being with my family and hoping to do a little crafting after the “Turkey Coma” wears off.
    Bonnie Russell

  894. Bonnie Russell

    I try to get my family cards out by the 2nd week in December. I hand deliver my friends and neighbors.

  895. I did stamping with my nieces! We made some ornaments that they loved and are so excited to put on their tree. Stamp images, color them, cut with a 2.5 inch circle punch, and glue them inside a juice can lid. Add a little glitter and maybe a slightly larger die cut from glimmer paper for the back and they really are lovely on the tree. Much better than fighting Black Friday crowds!

  896. Shopping today, but normal hours, not the crazy middle of the night stuff. I can say, I’d much prefer to stamp any day!!!

  897. Marion Wilkinson

    I was planning on doing shopping and a little stamping, but ended up sick in bed all day. Didn’t make either, I was so upset. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a wonderful gift. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  898. Definately stamping!

  899. All day stamping for me!

  900. Stamping and decorating!

  901. I stamped my cards and briefly ran shopping errands.

  902. Hi Mary,
    For black friday I am working hopefully stamping after work
    thanks for the opportunity to win some really nice things!

  903. Corinne Smith

    A little shopping and then I’m working on my Christmas cards.

  904. Susan Saunders

    I do not ever shop on Black Friday. There are too many bargains on other days wh en it’s not so crowded. I was stamping my Christmas cards.

  905. A little of both, but mostly spending time with my family. My boys are home for a few days, so we are spending the time together.

  906. I did both!

  907. No shopping, a little stampin’ and a little quiltin’ instead.

  908. Nancy Jarecki

    Neither and it is driving me nuts! I have family over visiting and am playing happy hostess. They go home soon and then I will be back at it and smiling.

  909. Kathy Malanoski

    No time for stamping or shopping; my niece is performing in the Nutcracker and the show has become a family tradition.

  910. I will be stamping, don’t like fighting the crowds. Thanks for the opportunity to play along in your contest. I enjoy your blog post every day.

  911. I do not shop on Black Friday anymore. Not necessary and I don’t like those types of crowds! Stamping it is!

  912. Neither. 🙁
    I have family over visiting until Wednesday. After that I am a free woman and I can’t wait to get out my stamps. It’s like I am on withdrawal or something.

  913. Not shopping! I’m decorating the tree!

  914. Black Friday I was with family. We ate, played games, ate, then ate some more….I think football was on TV. I don’t see family often….it was wonderful.

  915. Neither! I’m off on a romantic getaway with my husband of 39 years!

  916. Hi Mary,
    I will be doing a little of both today and throughout the weekend. Thanks for the Blog Candy opportunity.

  917. Blanca Gonzalez

    OMG! Those are awesome bundles. Would like to get my hands of some of them. Just finished creating beautiful xmas tags and cards for an event. I had my mother-n-law, my husband and my daughter helping me. It was so much fun!

  918. I NEVER go shopping on Black Friday, I use to work retail. I stay as far away as I possibly can. I will be starting my Christmas cards.

  919. No shopping for me but I did try to get in a little stamping!! 🙂

  920. No shopping… Total family day!

  921. Holly Denghel

    I guess technically we shopped, although it wasn’t black Friday shopping. I am not getting up at 4 am to go stand in line in the cold!

  922. Stamping, of course!

  923. A little on-line shopping but mostly working on my stampin up holiday wish list.

  924. Neither, unfortunately! Looking at tackling the remainder of the T-Day mess in the kitchen!

  925. Maxine Schroll

    Relaxing after the big holiday preparations.

  926. Beverly Sparks

    Sad to say shopping on the computer. I haven’t gone out shopping on Black Friday since I was much younger.

  927. Can’t deal with the traffic, crazy people and long lines on Black Friday so I say stamping in my quiet, warm, bright stamping room would be delightful!

  928. I am finishing up my Christmas cards and staying out of the crazy malls!

  929. Please enter me to win this candy, thank you!

  930. You are super generous, Mary! I visited an old friend on Black Friday while traveling home from spending Thanksgiving with family. So no stamping for me and no shopping which was great!

  931. Shell Ann Ondish

    Shopping and decorating!!

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