Monday, March 12, 2007

MARCH BREAK MADNESS!!!!

Welcome to March Break!

And to celebrate the occasion - I am giving away BLOG CANDY! 3 sets of BLOG CANDY in fact! (This is just a little treat for all of us who are not in some exotic location sipping on cocktails on the beach for the holiday!)

In each of the sets will be - 2 clear Michael's stamp sets, and 2 clear mounting blocks (a square and a rectangle). See the photo below of the 3 sets.




To enter, leave me a comment on this post before Friday at 12 noon (EST), letting me know what your plans are for this week (doesn't have to be anything special) and you will be entered into the draw. I will have my Darling Husband (DH) randomly select 3 comments from the hat at noon, and I will post the names of the 3 winners right after that.
Best of Luck!
EDIT: If you don't know how to leave a comment, just click on this link for my post on "HOW TO": http://parisestates.blogspot.com/2007/01/comments-how-to.html



Here are my plans:
Since it is March Break, I will be taking a break from posting this week (and will leave this BLOG CANDY post up all week for you to enter), doing lots of great creating for future posts on here, and spending some much needed time playing with my DH and two little ones. Fun day trips, movies & popcorn (my DD's favorite thing!), walks/wagon rides outside since the weather has started to show signs of warmth, and surprises for the little ones!

Hope your week is a great one, and don't forget to leave your comments!

Until Friday - when I announce the winners - have a great day!

73 comments:

Allison said...

Wow...great contest...I still have not found those clear stamps here! Thanks for letting me know Pam...off to link to you!

~Lana B.~ said...

I haven't found those clear stamps yet either! And, thank you Allison, for sending me *mwaaah*
Great blog...LOVE what you did w/ those giga circle punches...now if I could only FIND one somehwere!!! LOL
~Lana B.~

BlogHore said...

Found you through Allison - the blog candy QUEEN!

Alas, I am stuck at work this week while my husband is home entertaining the kids. I kept my 9 year old daughter busy this weekend though and my 8 year old niece is visting for a few days.

Have a great week!

Nancy said...

My plans for this week are the same as my plans for last week and next week as it's not spring break where I live yet! We don't get that treat until March 30th....

And then, I'll be doing the same old same old only with the kids at home LOL!

Cindy Keery said...

This week isn't spring break for us... so it's the usual schedule around here. I'm taking a friend out to celebrate her 30th birthday - that will be fun!

snarflemarfle said...

Fun!

We have company until Wednesday morning...DH's friends from high school. We have been to the zoo today and we're going to the science museum tomorrow! Then I'm taking the baby to children's day out on Wednesday and taking a nap!

Leah said...

oh! those look like the stamps I haven't been able to find yet! yay! I don't have any kind of spring break; work, work, work - but oh well. This week, I am going to try some new recipes, organize a little bit in my craft area, and goodwill some items that have been sitting unused for the past year (spring cleaning!)

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh, I need acrylic stamp blocks! Then maybe I'll splurge and get some bellas!

This spring break...just hanging out with the kiddies...staying up late and sleeping in!

Heidi said...

I just want to give Allison a huge thanks for directing me to your blog! The blog candy is awesome but the rest of your blog is even better!!! I looked through your entire blog and girl you are talented!!! I love everything that you have done with the scallop punch and the turtle Tuesday is adorable! You are very inspiring! This week I will be playing with my new stamps!! Yay! I just got them today (check my blog to see what I mean) and I will be ignoring my housework all week! Okay, so I can't really do that but it would be nice to be able to ignore piled up dishes!

Heather P said...

Love a contest! Thanks

Today I went to the zoo with my daughter and my mom. Tomorrow we're dipping our toes in the ocean. The rest of the week is work for me and school for my daughter. Birthday plans and St. Patty day plans after that! WOO WOO

Anonymous said...

Fantastic site Pam! No cold weather where we are...pretty stinking hot down under these days, in fact. Your cards are gorgeous!
Have a great March Break with the fam. Just another week for us...music and swimming classes, climate controlled shops as needed, play group, the park, and so on.

Pat S. said...

Hi Pam!
Allison showed me the way here, too. You have a great blog!
Thanks for sharing your "candy" :)

My plans for the weekend are to attend my monthly stamp club meeting...so fun!!!

Pat S.

Kristine said...

I have yet to find those stamps. We're doing nothing special this week, I'm working, it will be nice though because some of the evening activities that the kids are involved in aren't happening because of the break, so I will get a break from running them somewhere every night of the week!!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had a sliver of craftiness you have!! Maybe one day!! Off to a kids play day then home while my 3year old shows off her artistic talents on the easel!!
Looking forward to another playday and a good visit with some friends.
Cheers and happy crafting!!

Kim

Lilian said...

wow! i've never seen those clear stamps either. how great of you to share with us! THANKS!

scfranson said...

I wish we had plans for this week but sadly it's just work, work and work. Great blog!
Claudia F.

Linda Yamakido said...

cool candy,, I will have my grandkids all week for spring break!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog candy...how generous of you!! No spring break for me, but maybe I'll go all out this week & clean my closet...fun times!! Love your blog!
Brenda

tamimoreno said...

Cool candy!
New to your blog - great job!
Let's see - plans for this week would include lunch with a friend, continued training for a triathlon, and just plain being a Mom :-)
Thanks for the contest!
Tami

L8ybug2 said...

I wish I could say I was going somewhere exotic or even doing something really great. But the sad truth is I will be here as usual doing my regular every day stuff! Great blog candy!
~~Rita~~

Mary said...

I have a FULL week planned for my DD. Today she went with her Grandparents. tomorrow we are headed to my moms for the day, Wed we're off to the butterfly exhibit at the museum, and Thursday we will be going to my Aunt's house so she can play with her cousin! I think Friday we will be resting! Great blog, and great blog candy!

Mary

Anonymous said...

I have to say that I love your blog and your creativity blows me away!!! Since my kids have school this week, I'll be doing the usual EXCEPT going to see a specialist for nerve damage in my back and leg. Have a wonderful week!!!!

Anonymous said...

OOOOPPPPS! Forgot to leave my name on the comment I left!! (the one with the nerve damaged back) Michaelann

Dale Anne said...

GREAT Blog Candy!!!
I am hoping to catch up on Emily Falconbridge's Art Challenge...I finally got my large deck of cards that I wanted for this.

Diane said...

Great contest!

I am not off this week (so work it is) but I do have some fun plans this weekend including taking my daughter and mom to see GREASE at a dinner theater.
We are all looking forward to that.

Diane

Kathy McD said...

No Sprink Break here yet...but then I am an empty nester...so it doesn't matter! LOL! I will be doing the same old, same old....laundry, cooking, crafting. Great Blog!

Natasha said...

I am among those who don't even have a spring break, sigh...

Very nice blog, I'm adding you to my ever growing list in Google Reader!

Debbie from Nova Scotia said...

Wow these stamps look soo cute!! Haven't found them in my neck of the woods. Well for this week since I have no small kiddies at home I hope to get some cleaning done but hate to leave my happy place. My saying is "A clean house is s sign of a broken cmputer" so I don't know for sure if I will clean. Have a dentist appt later on in the week! Ugh!! Thanks for doing this and you have a great blog.

imchatty (Denise) said...

Well since I haven't found these stamps yet at any Mike's in my area I just might have to spend my week hunting them down! Really, I am going to do some walking and take advantage of the nice weather allowing me to get outside and off the indoor track! Thanks.

loislane said...

My plans for this week are to get my stampin room organized and my very first Stampin Up! workshop planned. Fun Fun!

The Cat Fanatic said...

Well, I am in Jacksonville on business this week and the next weeks after that. This weekened however, I am going to the spa for a massage then over to St. Augustine, the first European colonized town in the US. I didn't bring any stamping supplies iwth me but I did go to the local HL and buy some delish paper (on sale for 5 for $1 (12x12) and 8 for $1 (8.5 x 11) and I will be dreaming up ways to use it!

doverdi said...

Great contest. I love those clear stamps. Well, since my son is no longer of school age (he's 21 & works full time)it's just another week around here. I am trying to catch up on swaps, birthday cards (seems like half of my family & friends have birthdays in March)and possibly doing some fun shopping.

Peggy said...

Cool blog candy!
My plans for this week - have dinner w/ friends tomorrow night. Maybe go to the movies on Thursday night. Going out 2 night during the work week is not the norm! This weekend - celebrating St. Patrick's Day w/ friends and a birthday party that evening... Wow, we usually aren't this busy ! :)

Adelina said...
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Adelina said...

Neat! I've never worked with clear stamps before. We don't have kids in school, so we're just going to be here at home this week.

pamelamomof8 said...

I don't have anything exciting planned for this week...just the same old stuff! Thanks so much for showing me how to do the scalloped edge on that card I asked about...I really do appreciate it! ~~Pam

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

Wow, sign me up! I would love some acrylic blocks. Thanks for the drawing! I found your site through Allison.

Whitney said...

OH - fun blog candy. We don't have a break in march here - we had a week off in Feb AND a week off in April. One would have been enough for me! I am enjoying your blog!

foodpartyfun said...

Very nice blog candy...love those clear stamps! Some old thing here as it's not Spring Break and I don't have little ones at home anymore. Stamping, cleaning, stamping, laundry, stamping, grocery shopping, stamping....

Pat

stampin_melissa said...

Wow, what great blog candy!

Well, I don't have much in the way of plans because DH will be working through the week-end. I do want to get out with my 3 y/o DS and do SOMETHING! LOL! We're both getting spring fever! So I'm thinking something along the lines of a picnic.

trulycanadiangirl said...

WE are visiting my Grandparent this week down in beautiful Pincher Creek Alberta. we decided to come down for his birthday so because my brother still had school (his spring break is latter this month)

Anonymous said...

clear stamps wow never used them before...tfs..not spring break yet here...probably just like everyother week...work..LIANN M.

Anonymous said...

Pam, I don't know how you manage to do everything you do and still have hair left on your head!
I wish I had your patience and at least a bit of your creativity!
For this week, I am childless so I will be working, working, working!!!
Caroline S.

Bonnie said...

I took the week off as a "ME" week to do one of my favourite things...SHOP! I will be taking a different person each day with me...my MIL, my son & my friend Diane.

Krisstee said...

Don't be jealous but everyday is March break here. We are retired....ADULT kids......on their own! WooooooHooo.
Actually a very busy week here.......they are in the yard digging now making ready for foundation. Yipper....I am coming out of the closet...I am getting a REAL craftroom. 15 x 20 feet of space.........I am soooooooooo excited. the "candy" would certainly find a space in this large room. LOL
BTW.....lovin yer blog. :>)

Dana said...

Ahh, March break! I will be spending the remainder of this week recouperating from my wisdom teeth removal surgery (OUCH), and hopefully celebrating my 30th Birthday on thursday the 15th. In the year and a half that we've had our two foster kids, we have not once gotten a babysitter...that's my goal for thursday! Alas, it most likely won't happen.
Happy break anyway, I love your blog!

gremhog said...

During the week I will be cleaning because FOR THE WEEKEND>>>my son and his wife will be coming home between quarters. They cannot know how thrilled I am until they are me! Lonely for all my kids and grands!

Kevin & Amy said...

Great blog candy! My plans are to stay home with my kids! Pretty exciting, I know:) My kids are 8 months old though, so March break doesn't really affect us yet!

~Amy H.

Lois said...

Love your delicious candy! This weekend I will be working outside with DH trimming up all the frost damage on our plants. I am going to try and stamp some & housework. Not very exciting but necessary.

Heather said...

It is a school week here in Knoxville, TN. Next week is spring break and for excitement we'll stay at home. I LOVE your blog because the eye candy is to die for!

Anonymous said...

Although I do not scrapbook regularly, I really enjoy your blog. Check it out most days. The number of different things you come up with is truly amazing.

J.R.

Tracy.H said...

Great Candy!! Have not found these stamps here yet, but keep lookin'. It is not Spring Break here yet, but I was hoping to get out and enjoy some walking in the warm weather...NOT!!...started snowing again lastnight...I am sooooo ready for Spring! Enjoy your week off.

Cher said...

I will be celebrating my 18 wedding anniversary on St. Patty's Day with my wonderful hubby.
Thanks for have such a great candy.
-Cher
cher-k@pacbell.net

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, what yummy candy:) No plans this week other than enjoying a big plate of corned beef & cabbage. But BIG plans in 10 days as I'm heading for Hawaii.
Linda SS

Shannon W. Griebe said...

How generous of you to have a giveaway. I have not seen these at my Michaels yet - something to look forward to. This week I am working on finalizing the samples for my pop-up card class at my church on the 23rd. I am also working at my job but since I work from home I can stamp and work.

Mara said...

What great candy! Well I dont have anything exciting planed. Maybe some spring cleaning.

Julie said...

Wonderful blog candy!! So delicious! I actually have plans this weekend - yea!! A friend and I are going for a girls weekend to a nearby outlet town - we'll shop, eat, watch movies and even do a little stamping of course!! Can't wait!

Ila said...

My plans this week are to make some time to create cards, get ready to go on a roadtrip on the weekend. Hopefully today to spend some time with my daughter who is leaving tomorrow. Great contest and Blog!!

Sarah Moore said...

Fun! Plans for the week: I have a class on Friday... and a ribbon club order to sort! Other than that we are just trying to recover from a cold here! :)

quickcurl said...

We don't have our spring break here yet. We have a St. Patrick's Day Dance at the school Friday that I am helping with. We have cub scouts and girl scout meetings this week. That's about it! I can't find those stamps near me, Thanks for sharing with all of us! Christine

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OHMYGOSH!! So that's what they look like!! I keep hearing about those stamps and blocks but haven't found them yet here in Southwestern Ontario!! Great candy!!
This week I am taking my daughter to visit my Mom and Dad about an hour and a half away. I have 3 days off from work so I'm going to play a bit!! I also am preparing for a stamp camp for 13 women on Friday!!

MiMi's Place said...

Our Spring break does not start until Good Friday. We just got back this morning from Las Vegas, so I plan on trying to recover from that trip as well as keep teaching those 7th and 8th graders who ARE ready for spring break!

Great goodies to share with some lucky winner!

Nancy

dini said...

No break for me! I'm planning music and kids' crafts for a week-long conference in May. :) Tonight I'm making homemade tortillas for some guests. Thanks for sharing your fun Blog Candy with us!

Dina

Pat Stanley - of Ohio said...

I am having a card class on Saturday with 8 ladies from the area then the afternoon we are headed for a fiends birthday party and on Sunday it's a retirement party! busy weekend!

KSinMT said...

no spring break here in Montana, but strong Chinook winds have brought some warm temperatures!! I plan to attend a baby shower on Sat. bringing a cute baby card I cased from your scalloped baby carriage card!! Thanks for the chance to win the clear stamps! Kathy

Amber said...

Busy week here. Sewing for Easter, stamping for secret sisters and a cake order due on Sunday. Oh, ya, and catching up on the past seasons of 24! lol

No Spring break here until Easter and then it's only two days as we have missed too much school, gotta make it up somehow so we don't go into summer!

Crystal N said...

Very cool blog candy! Thanks for sharing. My plans this weekend - my 15 yr old dd is in an indoor percussion competition in Greenville, SC. We live in Winston-Salem, NC so I'll have to get up at like 5:00 Saturday morning to drive...uhggggg. I DO NOT like to get up early on Saturday. It will be a fun competition to watch though. Have a great weekend.

Selina said...

We don't have spring break until the first week of April. So...working is on the agenda. For spring break, we'll probably just be hanging out at home.

Erica said...

well we are hanging around home doing a reno project, DH is a teacher so he also has a week off and is complaining that he will have to go back next week to get a holiday :)
TFS

Anonymous said...

Well my kids have another week to go before they have their spring break from preschool (I have twin 3 1/2yr old girls). I'm hoping the weather will have warmed up a lot by then here in Illinois so we can get outside a lot. I bought a huge bucket of chalk and an enormous tablet of construction paper a Hobby Lobby the other day and today picked up a huge bottle of bubbles! Our playgroup is also talking about a trip to the Jelly Belly factory in Wisconsin :o) We should have enough to keep us pretty busy I think!!!!!
Take care and enjoy your week,
Ruth A.

KindredEsprit said...

Excellent giveaway! I've been hearing about these new clear stamps. My plans for this week were/are to prepare for my Father's small, surprise b-day party on St Paddy's day (also his bday). Thanks for asking and for this lovely giveaway! Thank you for sharing somethings which aren't available everywhere.
Cris

Rose Reynolds said...

Haven't tried the clear stamps yet, but would like to. Thanks for sharing. Great blog.
We're just doing Spring cleaning for our Spring break, but hey, the weather is awesome here in Ft. Worth, TX!

Jennifer James said...

I love those clear stamps, don't have many of them. Thanks for the giveaway, that turtle card was darling. Not much going on this week, getting ready for my son's pine car derby on Sat.