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6.14.2010

Bleep Appreciation Giveaway



Hey there, Bleeps! Today, I have two stamp sets to give away to my blog readers! I'm really appreciative of your visits, comments, and encouraging words day in and day out! This is just a teeny tiny token of my appreciation. Believe, me I have more 'stuff' to give away soon!! I tried to photograph the stamp sets so you could get an idea of what was included, but plastic with a flash is so difficult to photograph, especially in a rush!

Prize

(2) Papertrey ink Round & Round 3rd Anniversary Limited Edition stamp set
*brand new & un-opened

Rules

  1. Two blog readers are eligible to win one stamp set.
  2. Each blog reader may leave one comment about their summer plans to enter to win a stamp set.
  3. All blog readers are eligible to win, both domestic and international.
  4. Giveaway is open from NOW through 7:59 am EST Wednesday, June 16.
  5. Winners will be selected and announced on the Thursday, June 17th post!

Appreciation

I sincerely appreciate each of you who stop by, browse and visit the blog! I try to make it a welcome spot that shares fun projects that I have worked on. Recently, I've liked sharing tips and techniques that I've discovered along the way to make crafting fun and easy for you. I plan to continue that element of the blog and will expand it a bit more once the new website is finalized. Speaking of the new site, it will probably be completed by the end of summer or so.

In case you don't know, I read each comment left on my blog. I may not have the time or opportunity to reply back, but please know that I read them. On the future site, I hope to have a bit more interaction with my readers to communicate with ease about paper crafting stuff!

So, thanks to you all, I'm offering my personal Papertrey Ink Limited Edition 3rd Anniversary stamp sets just for you!

189 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow, Ashley!! What a fabulous giveaway.

Our summer plans involve lots of swimming at the pool and getting my husband through with his MBA classes. I hope we survive!

Smita said...

Wow!! Ashley, this is such a generous giveaway!

Well, summer has just gone by for us in India... and I had been busy with my little boy.. but now that school has reopened (and it is monsoon time here), I am planning to utilize my days in crafting and shopping ;-) and maybe do a class in Calligraphy (fingers crossed!)...

big hugs and thank you once again,
Smita

PS: Congrats to whoever wins, in advance [I know I never win LOL]

Angel said...

What a great giveaway, Ashley! My summer plans are to move across the country after my hubby retires from the USAF(next week). Then go to my son's wedding, hold my first grandchild (other son's) and celebrate 25 years of marriage with my hubby! Just another summer? Nope! Have a great day!!!

Elizabeth said...

Sweet! Love your blog. Our summer plans are summer camp (hopefully stamping time for mom), and trips to NY and the beach and hanging with our neighborhood friends.

Jenine Isawa said...

We usually go to Hawaii for summer vacation, but this year Hawaii is coming to us, with may visitors staying with us during the summer.

Pat said...

My summer plans will include lots of lake time to stay cool and enjoy my family this summer. Kind of low key, but relaxing.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful give-away!

This year we all (my husband, 8-yr old daughter & I) are going to spend a few days in Washington DC and then are driving out my a B&B run by my aunt and uncle in Huddleston, VA. We are really looking forward to it.

Lesley said...

What a great giveaway. I love PTI's stuff, but it's just sooooo expensive with the shipping to Canada :(

We are planning a trip to Seattle starting on the July 4th weekend. We've never been stateside for the 4th of July and are really looking forward to it...hmmm...wonder if the hotel would accept a shipment from PTI...

Basement Stamper said...

Ashley: I'm so glad to have found your blog and met you at Winter CHA. You are a true inspiration!

My summer plans include heading to NY for my son's baseball tournament and RELAXING!!!

Cassi said...

i love visiting your blog every day, your work is pure inspiration! thanks for the chance at the awesome giveaway.

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

What a FUN blog you have... I check it everyday and enjoy reading you tips...
My Summer will be filled with Family, my Mom (87) & Dad (90) live close so we'll be spending a lot of time with them. And also trips to our cabin in Ga.
Good luck everyone!!!

isonomy said...

Thanks for the chance on the giveaway! My summer plans include swim lessons (I have always been fearful of water).

The Mize of Texas said...

This is great! I plan to have lots of time with my kids this summer!

Be(e) said...

Thank you very much for this amazing chance to win! How generous!!!
I love coming by your spot daily! It's one of the blogs I actually read (instead of just checking out the cards) and I enjoy reading your tips and tricks section too! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Lilian said...

you have an awesome blog and you are so talented!! this summer we are going up to napa valley, ca. we are going for a wedding, but we are making a trip out of it and staying a while in san fracisco as well. thanks for the chance to win! :)

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

I like your cards! I think you re a true inspiration for us. Well summer plans... I will make top 5.
1.University
2.Art( scrap, drawing and illustration) and of course photography
3.Maybe I'm going to visit my grandmother
4.Going to visit Bran Castle( Dracula's Castle -Romania)
5.I m gonna try to eat healthy

Warm hugs!
Lollyrot

Mary Dawn said...

we just moved to a new place, so our summer will be full of unpacking, decorating and maybe a little bit of entertaining, something we didn't have room for at our previous residence

have a fun summer and thanks for the chance to win

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, thanks for this opportunity!
I don't really have any exciting plans for the summer yet. My birthday is in July, so hopefully I can do something nice. And I have some family that will be visiting, but i'm not sure when exactly. Other than that, i'm just playing it by ear. :)

Shaz Wall said...

What a great giveaway! Ashley I have to say you make my day when you reply or comment back... Thanks!
This summer will be full of splashing with the kids We love going to the lake or even our local splash pad.

Tbabe said...

Sweet Giveaway!
Summer plans include soccer camp for my son, working :( and taking care of my newborn son, :). Also have a wedding in September(oops that is fall). Will have to think of more things to do....definitely crafting

Spardha said...

wow!.. thanks so much for the chance!.. my summer plans are totally awesome.. at least for me! ;).. sit back an relax.. and I have a few birhdays of my friends AND MINE!! .. yay for that!.. coming up so lots of parties!! :D.. oh and I am also making a summer journal.. kinda like a scrapbook noting all the fun there.. in of course a crafty way! :)

Eveline said...

I'm one of your international readers and I enjoy visiting your blog. PTI is one of my favorite stamp manufacturers and I love this stampset.
My family and I will be in France (Brittany) for 2 weeks this summer and I'm already looking forward to that.
Eveline.

Kayla said...

I wish i am one of the lucky ducks :D
I subscribed to your blog when you appeared at Papertrey and I love your works.

Sheri said...

Summer plans include enjoying the sun, waiting for garden produce and hopefully a week relaxing at the beach.

Kristi said...

I just had a baby girl (my second child) a week ago so I imagine my summer plans include getting to know this little angel & playing with her and her big brother! Also going to my family's camp on the lake! :)
Thanks for the chance!

Maeghan said...

I just graduated last Saturday and I'm starting up graduate school in the middle of August, so I'm guessing my summer plans include doing a lot of absolutely nothing!

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

I have been visiting your blog ever since the beginning I think and am more of a lurker than a commenter. I love the new tutorials you have been doing and am in the process of making the crinkle ribbon you showed.
As for summer I plan to spend my time making cards, scrapbooking and looking for a job. We will also take a few trips to visit with familiy and maybe just some day trips too.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow Ashley, this is a great giveaway!!!! My summer plans are around my boys... maybe camping, fishing, Six Flags, movies, and swimming at the pool!

Amy said...

What an amazing prize! I didn't find PTI until this year so I wasn't able to get that stamp set.
My summer plans are to travel as much as possible. We have one more year left in Europe so want to take advantage of that.

Kori said...

I intend to spend lots of time outside under a shady umbrella enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Janet L. said...

I just discovered your blog during your time with Papertrey and have continued to throughly enjoy your cards and blog. Thanks for sharing your talents. Summer means golf,antique trips, swimming, friends and family. So far the weather hasn't been too cooperative, but there's still hope.

Jean M said...

WooHoo! My Summer plans include going to CHA in Chicago. Can't wait.

yvette said...

This summer includes lots of swimming before the BP oil hits Florida then it will be the pool for the rest of the summer. I will also start rainy evening crafts with the kids home....

clouds shadler said...

Ashley, it's always a treat to come by yer blog, you are always so creative and I seriously think you have mastered the art of crafting, hehe. This is awesome, thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Rhonda said...

What fun Ashley!! Summer plans include a family reunion in Colorado in July. It has to be cooler than Texas at that time.

I always enjoy the way you showcase your craftiness in wonderful photos.

Kelly Jo said...

love yoru blog and your site- can't imagine it getting better in the revamp!

I am heading to Vegas for a work trip and bringing my husband, as instructed by my boss- yeah me or should I say yeah us! Then two weeks after that we're on vacation at our cabin for a week- looking forward to it but once that ends, summer is practically over.

I love the stamp giveaways and I don't have any of them, so it's almost perfect for me to win :)

Christina said...

This is so generous of you, Ashley! I enjoy your blog so much and always leave inspired! As for summer plans, I will be taking my kids on a road trip to visit with family in the Midwest.

Darsi said...

Ashley, what an amazing giveaway! I have you on my google reader so I won't miss a post. Our plans for the summer are to take lots of walks and bike rides and enjoy the outdoors. I do also need to do some painting on the house.

Karen said...

Ashley...what a sweet giveaway! Summer plans include lazy days at the beach, summer cookouts and overall a renewal of family time together! Thanks for the chance at one of these amazing sets!
Karen

Melissa and Ron said...

Thanks Ashley! I enjoy reading your blog daily and especially like your tips and tricks!

Summer plans include to ride the Harley with my husband and take in as much history here on the East coast as we can before we get transferred away from the area.

Cristina said...

This is so great. I only discovered PTI late last year, so I didn't get a chance to earn this set, but it looks fabulous. My summer plans include making homemade ice cream, shopping at the farmer's market, hanging out at the pool, writing, and of course, making cards! Thanks again for the chance at this giveaway.

Sandy V said...

Our plans for the summer include selling a house and moving (fun, fun), and using our new (to us) camper and truck to explore the great outdoors. We have a special camping trip planned with friends in July to go clamming and crabbing. Also, lots of potlucks with our church family - yum!

kristie sessions said...

Wow... a really generous and great giveaway!! Thank you for the chance to win!
This summer we are staying home. can you believe that??? But we would rather save our pennies and do a few stay-cations then travel anywhere. Our plans include a visit from my parents, lots of bbqs, a road trip to niagra falls and assembling a chicken coop! Should be lots of fun! Hope you have a great time too!
thanks again
k

Lynnette said...

This summer I am going to try and finish our wedding scrapbook, finally! and some beach time up in Maine..can't wait!
Thanks for the chance!

Nancy L. said...

Hopefully we get to see my BIL & SIL in Texas. We couldn't make it last year so hopefully this year we can make it!
Thanks for always have something amazing to look at and this awesome blog candy!

Maureen said...

My summer plans? Three weeks today, my boyfriend and I will be leaving Manchester Airport, in grey old England, and jetting over to your side of the Atlantic for 10 nights in New York. It'll be the third we've been, and we both love it! It's so different from where we live, and such a fast, vibrant city. We've done the big touristy stuff over the last few years, and are looking forward to seeing some places off the beaten track this time. And the baseball! We're off to see the Cyclones at Coney Island. Twice!

On a craft-related note, I've discovered there's a branch of Michaels a few blocks away from the hotel - I swear it wasn't planned - and I'm looking forward to exploring InkPad NYC in Greenwich Village! I'm also hoping to get my hands on some Papertrey stuff while I'm over - the projects always look fab with their stuff!

Love the blog, and thanks for the generous giveaway! Mo x

Clark's Blog said...

Gosh ! How generous - thank you !

I will be spending a chunk of my summer making cards as I need LOTS ! In August, I plan to start selling them at work to raise funds for the Tearfund project MAKE LIFE FLOW (you can go watch a video about their work here - http://www.tearfund.org/Make+Life+Flow/ - you will be moved)

I also plan to spend time with my nearly-4 and her daddy, just livin'. Can't wait!

Thanks again - I love your work. you are on my daily inspiration list !

Lin said...

How generous of you! Our summer plans started the first weekend of June; we celebrated 2 milestones in our family: my Dad's 90th birthday, and my parents' 65th wedding anniversary! We actually got our whole family together (which happens so rarely) and it was a wonderful reunion and time. AND our first grandson, 13 months old, took his first unaided steps at the party! How's that for the topper on the cake??? Evidently he was waiting for an audience :)
I have just discovered PTI stamps and would love to win these.

nsmerkt said...

What a great set of stamps! Our summer plans are enjoying the beach in FL this week with my in-laws and some time with other family in KY before heading "home". Hope that you have a wonderful summer too. It goes by way too fast!

Ki said...

First, I have to say I look forward to receiving your blog post email daily. Your cards are such an artful inspiration to me..Thanks for sharing your talent. My..well our summer plans are to spend as much time together as a family exploring/adventuring our state parks/beaches/etc. During the course of the school year it's hard to just spend quite quality time together.

ArlaMo said...

I'm a relative newbie to PTI stamps and your blog, but I have loved all the inspiration found here!

Lindsay said...

Wow Ashley! What an awesome giveaway! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and all the tips and tricks along with the YUMMY food you make! When your name is highlighted black in my reader, it is the first thing I click on! Plans for this summer? Try and enjoy every second of it before it is gone!

Lillian Child said...

Ashly - you are so sweet to have these fabulous prizes! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to make our days extra special! This summer we will be doing a stay-cation - lots of family picnics, neighborhood progressive dinners, chillin on the patio and playing with the 2 year old grandson.

NatQuebec said...

Wow what nice giveaways ! You're blog is so nice :-)

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway! We are going to be busy building our new home this summer, with the foundation getting started in one week from today. I'm so excited! I get the bonus room over the 3 car garage for scrappin'!!! Thanks for the chance to win, and here's wishing you all the bestest summer ever! :)

Sandy said...

I've been following your blog on my google reader for some time now and I absolutely LOVE your work. I really appreciate the time you take to put step by step instructions for every project! Thanks for the great give-away! This summer we're busy with home renos. We're tearing out our kitchen and remodeling the entire thing!! It's going to be insanely busy!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hi there, your blog is really great as well as the embellish magazine. My summer plans including spending time with my parents who are coming from Brazil for a visit, making some cards and working on custom orders and maybe having a date or two with my hubby now that we will have babysitters. Oh, maybe we will go down to the beach too!!! :) I love summertime. :) thanks for the give away.

Kara said...

This summer we are having a family reunion at my aunt and uncle's house!! I can't wait!
Kara

Karen B. said...

Awesome inspiration you provide, and an awesome way to show appreciation! I love the tips that you include with your cards.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

What a great prize! My summer plans include moving from Seattle to Kentucky... and whatever fun stuff we can find along the way! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Luckily I don't have to work over the summer (I love being a teacher!), so I will probably do lots of crafting and practicing viola and piano. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jaime Benavides said...

Well, school was officially out for the summer as of noon today, PST. Our plans for summer consist of many trips to the beach, swimming, bbqs, hangin' with family & friends and stamping - lots of stamping - just plain ol' fun! Thanks for the chance to win ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Would love those stamps, too cool! And thanks for allowing int'l winners. I don't have any "summer" plans b/c I'm in the southern hemisphere, but I am very excited about skiing this winter and have plans of skiing while my children are in preschool on Wednesdays!

Nicole said...

What a fabulous giveaway! This is my first year teaching, so I am looking forward to having a glorious 2 months off! I hope to spend my days gardening, reading and relaxing!
Nicole

Mindy said...

Summer for us will be fun, full of swimming and wedding plans for my brother! Gardening and fresh flowers will also be apart of our daily routine as well as a little well deserved time off! It is already extremely hot here in southern VA, so the pool is already calling our names!!!!

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

What a wonderful way to start off summer, Thank you. My plans for summer are starting off with the best trip ever. All the Loonie Girls are meeting up for a 5 day excursion packed with fun, shopping and Twilight just outside Toronto!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh wow--Ashley:) THANKS for the chance to win! This would be my first PTI stash--I have been drooling over PTI items...but I just haven't had enough saved up yet!

For summer....I plan on just crafting and getting some scrapbook pages done. I just started scrapbooking (in March), and I'm hooked:) Just like making cards;)

I am also planning on heading to the beach often--we live very close--and the water was so nice and warm this weekend (about 80). LOOOOOOOVED it! I would like to learn how to play golf too--my husband has been begging me to play!

Thanks again for the chance to win:)

nina said...

Can't wait to see your new design! I have no doubt it will be a pleasure to read. As for th summer, we plan to do some small camping trips here and there with the kids, but otherwise stay around town and have fun at the parks & beaches.

stamp500 said...

I love my daily visits to your blog. Plan on taking advantage of the longer days to play and create with paper, ink and embellishments.

Sally Watkins said...

You are so kind to share such prized items. My summer plans consist of picking blueberries until I turn blue, girls trip to the N GA mountains and CHA Supershow! Otherwise, I will be trying hard not to spend money so I can shop in Chicago. Thanks for the chance to win.

jan said...

Summer plans always include the water, whether by the pool or at the lake! You are so generous Ashley! I would visit yousr site whether you offered prizes or not!!

kantig34 said...

Ashley,
I am relatively new to scrapbooking and just started to make cards. I discovered your blog recently and love it! Your ideas are creative and inspiring and your recipes might get me cooking again! This summer I plan to love and spoil my first grandbaby, Lily. She is the miracle that makes my everyday. Thanks for the opportunity to win PTI stamps. Karin

Card Artistry said...

Hey Ashley,

Thanks so much for all your great ideas! This summer, I plan to work (some), read (a lot), and catch up on making cards (mostly!) Have a great one and thanks for the continued inspiration!

ge said...

Hi Ashley! We're going to Disneyland in August, we got a one day pass from joining Disney's Give a day, get a day :) Thanks for sharing your goodies to us.

Allison said...

Summer plans.... survive until summer LOL! It's not a bad day today but the last few were miserably bleak. By Australian standards, anyway :)
Thank you for the giveaway and for the inspiration offered on other days.

clwilker said...

Ashley, I really enjoy reading your blog! I can't wait every day to see what you have to share. My plans for the summer are an absolutely awesome trip to Germany and France! Cannot wait!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! What a great giveaway! One can never have enough PTI!

My summer plans consist of a complete remodel of my kitchen as well as a new driveway and walkway. Whew! Paper plates here I come!! LOL!

Tracey said...

Awesome giveaway!

My summer plans include buying a new (to us) car, planning a move to a new city, and finishing our home school year (we go year-round).

Busy, but still plenty of time for crafting!

Patty said...

Hi Ashley, thanks for sharing your talent.

uhmm,my summer plans...in my country always is summer time, because I´m living in tropical country, Venezuela. But in this season of the year, my kids will be ending classes and we will take a break at Isla de Margarita...great island in our country!

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Megan said...

My summer plans are to spend every possible minute with our newly adopted puppy, Cooper!

Glenda said...

Thank you so much for a great opportunity to win! So generous. Plans this summer are minimal as I'm out of work but we will be going to my 20 year high school reunion and we might do a quick road trip to (Canadian) wine country and visit some family there. Hope you have a great summer and thanks again!

Amy said...

So generous to give away these coveted anniversary PTI sets! LOL. We are planning a trip to Cabo San Lucus in July followed by a family trip to Branson!

Savitri said...

Sweet prizes!! You have a great site and you deserve all your followers!! I remember how it was back in the days when we all started... except that you're way more dedicated than I am in the blogging dept :P

My summer... they're all up in the air but it's ranging from local sights to driving hubby to some training academy in Germany in August. We'll see how comfortable I feel about going from right to left driving and back to right and if the dogs can get their passports by then. I know, exotic, huh :P

Lynne Phelps said...

My summer plans are always the same - don't you love family traditions? We all gather together from everywhere on Captiva Island, Florida. Sunsets over the ocean, drinks on the beach, morning swims in the pool, nights talking on the screened porch. LOVE IT!

Keva said...

What a great prize! Thank you!

My summer plans are pretty mellow. My husband is usually in Iraq, and this is the first summer he's been home in ages so we're just taking it easy. The summer will be filled with family gatherings, horseback riding lessons, the beach (or as close as Nashville has to a beach the lake..lol) and that's it. Good times, though!

Ashleigh said...

Wonderful giveaway and thank you for your amazing blog. The amount of work you put into it and you love of paper crafting is evident here.

This summer, we have quite a few birthdays to celebrate so we'll have parties for those and also, the man & I are planning a trip to Busch Gardens (VA) this summer. That's about it.

Anita said...

On the 21st my husband and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our children are coming from Atlanta and Braintree, MA to spend the weekend with us: the best gift of all! I will also be helping to cover our church office for 5 or 6 weeks while our secretary recovers from surgery, and in general, enjoying the end of the snow season and the warm weather! I love your blog which I discovered recently and have you on an RSS feed.

Janet said...

I absolutely love your blog...thanks for posting all your creations.

My summer plans include relaxing, making cards and having fun with family and friends. Thanks for the great giveaway.

NikkiNix said...

Hello ACN!! What an awesome way to appreciate us commentators ;) Hey, my 2010 vacation was a 14 day Caribbean cruise in Feb so this summer will be pretty low key, but low key is my faaaavourite because I get to catch up with my gal pals and spend time with my family sincerely enjoying the simple things in life AND I have three Fridays booked off and have scheduled my little one to be AT the babysitter so salon and scrappin' will be the order of the day!! ME TIME, woot! woot!!

Hey, how come you stopped Buzzin'?

Love your cards girl :)

Sincerely,
NikkiNix

Belinda said...

What a lovely way to show appreciation! :) My summer plans are just to study for std tests! Blech right! But at least in the middle of that I'll be going to CHA! :) Thanks for the chance!

annesatx said...

Thanks, this is so nice of you! Our summer plans are to work on our landscaping -- we've gotten a lot done and our yard is looking pretty good so far. By the end of this summer, it will be fantastic!

Jean Martin said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! We're planning on taking a trip to New Port, Rhode Island for some swimming, sailing, kite flying, and lobsters, lobsters, lobsters! :) Thanks for the chance to win a stamp set!

Danica said...

What a lovely give away. Thank you for the opportunity.

My summer plans have come and gone. :-) We went to Arizona in May for my to-be step daughters graduation. Plus I got engaged in May so now I'm saving for the wedding next year. :-)

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Oh man! I plan to stay inside as much as possible! It's so dang hot here, and I'm 7 months pregnant which seems to make me hot no matter the real temperature! :-)

Simone said...

Awesome giveaway Ashley! Thanks for the opportunity!

Well I dont have any summer plans at the moment - we are full swing into winter here in Oz! But hubby and I are planning to take a week off and go down to the wine region of WA for a few days and stay in a place by the beach. Soooo looking forward to getting away from work and the city for a while :)

Maureen said...

Oh Ashley...thanks!!! Hmmm, I love the summer...I'm a teacher so I always get them off :) My favourite plans so far will be to take an anniversary trip with my dh (we were married on 07-07-07!) We hope to go back to Vancouver Island, BC, where we had our honeymoon :) Then lots of family visits (my sis and her family from Texas) and doing NOTHING!! I love the summer :)

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely prize! This summer my Mom will be turning 60 so I'll be eyes-deep in plans to surprise her with a get-together in her honour. In between times, I'll be puttering in my yard under the shade of my huge maple tree. Can't wait!

WDF said...

enjoy my family.

SueB said...

Thanx, Ashley, for the t'riffic blog candy opp! We're just cooling it - a stay-cation, mainly staying home. We'll take short field trips on weekends to places nearby and the lakes around us.

cheepincharge said...

Lovely give-aways!.

Summertime means I can spend my off days with my grandson. So that would include finding bugs, eating at McD's, taking walks, and dinosaurs!

Stacy said...

WoW! How generous!

Summer plans - I am going to Las Vegas for my annual college girlfriends trip and planning a getaway for the hubby and I to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Oh, and shuttling my boys to basketball camp, tennis camp, swim lessons and the pool!

Shirley said...

I love all the cards you showcase on your blog. It's good inspiration. This summer, we are planning a roadtrip to Yellowstone and Montana. Lots of outdoorsy activities!

Dana Grothaus said...

What a fantastic giveaway!!! My summer plans include lots of t-ball and baseball games, weekly trips to the library and zoo, lots of time hanging out with the kids and hubbym and also sleeping in!

MeMe said...

I have been inspired by your wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing. My summer plans include a week in Belize. Hope to get some inspiration there.
Hope I win.
plweir@satx.rr.com

Susan said...

Very generous Ashley! I love your cute cards and your blog! =)

Summer plans: reading books (I'm on a quest to read some of the classics with a few chic lit books thrown in), taking trips to visit family, get togethers with friends, setting off fireworks, drinking strawberry daquiris, enjoying the sun, enjoying the AC even more. =)

Adrienne said...

Well, we plan to explore our province this summer. We are heading to Calgary, Alberta and then to Drumheller. Also visiting family and friends in British Columbia!!
Thanks for the chance to win..I love Papertrey!!!

Ginny said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this. I have fallen in love with PTI stamps and supplies! I will be traveling a lot this summer, and in the in-between, spending some time in my craft room. Thanks again!!

marilynwillauer said...

Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy. Summer plans, work summer school, do gardening, make cards, make quilts, fly fish, attend my sons wedding, and by then it'll be fall again. Can't wait to see your new blog site!

Kim said...

Thanks for the give-away!
Our summer plans include a week in DisneyWorld then a week on a Gulf of Mexico cruise - can't wait!

Женя said...

thanx for the giveaway!)
i'm following your blog pretty long but never commented - i'm from Russia and it's difficult for me, cause I don't know the rules pf internet communication in other countries)

and my plans for summer are to be stuck sanatorium for three weeks with my dad witout my scraps and my soulmate
and then I'm going to find a job to by some more tools and everything)

thank you for the chance)

Robynne said...

Great giveaway Ashley.

My winter plans (down under) are to learn photoshop to be able to extend my crafting.

Sharly said...

Our Summer Plans include a "Stay~Cation"........ we have alot of outside work to do ... but we might be able to slip away for a bit of camping!!

Thanks for the wonderful Opportunity!!

ox
Sharly

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Planning to visit South Carolina and Oregon this summer.

Lorna said...

Aloha Ashley! Your blog is wonderful...I love coming her to lurk and get ideas. :) Thank you for being so inspirational! Anyhoo - summer plans...I'm not going anywhere, after all, I am in Hawaii...but my brother & his family are coming home soon. We are so excited to spend time with them at the beach!

MicheyMoo said...

I hope your summer plans include a whole lot of fun in the sun and sharing and caring on your blog-O, but as for me......summer is still several months away down here, so I'm gonna share my plans for the rest of winter, k? :)
Lots of layers, warm soups with crusty bread, reading books while all snuggly under my doona, getting crafty in my little corner with my toes on/in/under my heater, lol!! Grabbing those moments of sunshine to get a load of washing dry before the cool nights come in again!!
And making it through the long, cold nights until the world reawakens in SPRING, YAY!! xxx

Brittany said...

I just love your blog Ashley! You have absolutely beautiful work! And thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely stamp sets!

As for my summer..well, I just now started cardmaking & have recently made my first purchase of stamps. Papertrey to be exact! So any spare time I have this summer will probably be used to enjoy this lovely, amazing craft!

Anyway! Thanks again for the chance & thanks for your inspiration!

Lea L. said...

What a great giveaway....you are very sweet for doing it!

As for my summer plans...hopefully will be booking a bunch of senior portrait sessions! A trip to Yellowstone and Glacier Parks. A girl's week with a bunch of my cousins and aunts. Raising money for a missions trip to Kenya in December. And hopefully lots of fun things to photograph all summer long!

♥Lea

Susan said...

Great sets - thanks for the opportunity to win. I love your work and your blog! Mysummer plans include an annual retreat with an online art group. Can't wait!
Susan

Anthonette said...

Thanks for a chance to win, Ashley!

Our summer plans include a trip down to Legoland; Kalino's fav place and visit my family in New Mexico. Granted, no tickets have been purchased yet, but these are the plans.

Jessica said...

Thank you for the chance to win a great set of stamps. We've already done our traveling, so our plans for the rest of the summer is to enjoy being at home and entertaining friends.

Christine said...

Oh how fun! I only started order Papertrey late in the year so I didn't get one! Thanks so much for the chance!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Laura.K said...

Summer plans?? The first one is just canceled. My sun seams to have a animal hair allergy so the small farm holiday is not anymore on our list. So, 1 week in Romania to my parents, 1 week near Dresden to my parents in law and another week in Greece or Italy.

Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous stamps.

Maureen Merritt said...

You are so sweet!! I love visiting your blog every morning while sipping a cup of coffee :) Your creations give my mojo a jump start!!!

This summer my husband & I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We will be going away for a week ALONE, without our 2 boys :) Looking forward to some relaxation & peace!!!

Rae said...

We live away from family, so our summer plans involve having an annual "sister week" together (my 3 sisters and I) spent in Williamsburg, Va. , I'll be traveling for work to Portland Oregon for a AFIS fingerprint conference, and looking forward to the Valley Forge Creating Keepsakes Convention in July! Probably some other trips, too. Love summer!

Luana said...

Awfully generous of you....those are awesome!!!

I LOVE SUMMER!!!! I plan to spend time with family and friends to enjoy the most important thing......THEM! Hopefully, I can get a couple more getaways in before summer ends as well. Also, to start next month on Christmas crafts.....yes, Christmas. I always wait to the last minute and get overwhelmed during the season.

Thanks.

gail said...

I so enjoy visiting your blog daily --your creations always give me such inspiration. We're not planning any big trips this summer, but it will be a fun one filled with card making, scrap booking, crafting with my family and neighbors, and of course, barbecues! Hope you have a delightful summer!

jackieb said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I love PTI stamps... This summer we are going to spend some time in Massachusetts. I'm hoping it will be a lot cooler then here in North Carolina. Then in August all my children and grandchildren will come to visit. It will be wonderful to have them all together again.

Renee said...

What an awesome giveaway!
Our summer plans are to survive potty training my son - ack! No really, we have a trip to MI to hang out at the lake house with family, newphews coming to stay with us for a week and lots of pool time. I love summer!

Janine Rachau said...

Awesome giveaway! Our Summer will be very laid back. We will mostly go to the pool and the boys will take golf lessons.

Hope yours is super!

Kelli said...

are summer will be pretty busy as our 3 yr old will keep us hopping w/ pool visits, play dates, etc. We are heading to Hawaii in a couple of weeks-- I cannot wait for all of the breathtaking photo opps!

Thanks for this Ashley-- I'm loving your blog right now especially with the food additions!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my goodness, what a generous give-a-way! My summer plans are a stay-cation next week. My husband and I usually go away each year when our son goes to camp, but this year we decided to stay home and enjoy the house all to ourselves. We plan on visiting the newly renovated art museum, dining out, hiking, and watching a couple romantic movies. Then later this summer we plan on spending a week in Lake Tahoe California. And at the end of the summer we will spend a few days at Carolina Beach. Ah...looking forward to all the relaxing! :)

dnewsom said...

Hi Ashley. This is a wonderful give away and thank you for blogging. I really appreciate your work. You are very talented.
As for our summer plans, they consist of a lot of camps and classes and birthday parties. This week alone we have: basketball camp, golf league and lessons, 3 baseball games and VBS. Sad to say this is all for one child.
Thanks again for sharing your work with us.
Dana Newsom
everblooming.typepad.com

Donna Little said...

Gee, thanks for being so "bleeping" generous! ;p

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

What an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

My summer plans include family gatherings, weddings and relaxing!

Kristin said...

We just got back from our summer vacation! We went to Palm Beach which was very nice and relaxing! Planning on lots of pool time with the kiddos. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration and the shot at a special stamp set!

Polka Dot Scrapper said...

HI Ashley!!

Thank you so much for the chance to win some fabulos stamps sets!

Our summer plans, we had a family reunion at the end of May so now we plan to just relax and enjoy the summer with our 9 month old! I actually have a link to your blog from my blog! I just love your creativity!
Ansley

carole said...

Hello Ashley,

Thank you for the game.

My plan for this summer : I will be on holydays for 4 weeks, in july. We will go in London for 1 week, for the very first time (we are living near Paris in France).
For the rest, my projects are craft stuffs. I was contacted by a scrapbbok eshop in order to provide a project, I need to work on it.

Also, I would like to give you a special thank you. I discorvered these fabulous ribbons from MemrieMare in Etsy, they are gorgeous and she is very kind.
May be one day you will can explain how do you stick them onto your creation. It would be ssssssssssoooooooooo coooolll !!!

Have a good good day !

Carole
http://www.lescartesdecarole.fr

shari said...

Ashley, What a nice way to show appreciation, I'd love to win these stamps.
My summer is going to be spent going boating and having fun with family and friend. Shari

tuffigirl said...

Unfortunately my summer will be spent with doctors, probably some hospital visits and lots of medications. It won't be the fun summer I was looking forward to as I was just diagnosed with Lupus. On the plus side I'll be home a lot with plenty of time to stamp and read all my favorite blogs. LOL There was a big neighborhood reunion planned in August with all my childhood friends, I'm just praying I'm well enough to attend that! Thanks for the chance to win... they would sure come in handy!

oakleafdesign said...

Wow..thanks for the great giveaway.

Summer plans...hang out at home by the pool!

Charmaine

karahoward said...

We just moved, so our summer funds have gone to a new washer, lawn mower, and all the other joys of moving - and it was only across town! But, now I have a back yard that the kids can play in, so hopefully I'll be getting some card making and sewing done. Well, at least that's what I want to do. We'll see.

Sherrie Conner said...

Sweet giveaway!
We plan on going camping as much as possible, swimming, dirtbiking, boating. My garden is in full swing, so you'll probably find me there!
Love your stuff, Ashley!

JESSICA said...

Wow! What a great chance! Well, I need a couple of weeks to re-organize and paint my scrapbooking room. Then, we have plans and hopes to visit Machu Picchu...crossing fingers! Enjoy your summer!

Kimberly's Creative Blogspace said...

My summer plan is to have a romantic night away from home for me and my hubby. We will be celebrating our 10th year anniversary. Also I want to go to the beach more than last year. We only went once and I'm going to try for three times this year.

Kelly Rae said...

Awesome giveaway Ashley...thanks for the chance to get some PTI inky. My summer plans are to watch my redheaded 4yo DGD for 2 weeks. DH and I are soooo longing to hearing those sweet little giggles and the sounds of 'papa, bama' as she stays with us.
KellyRae

My Angel said...

Thanks for the chance at this giveaway. I love visiting your blog, just great inspiration.

My summer will be spent with DH in school to graduate in August 2010 then hopefully getting a job after being unemployed for 3 yrs. New career at 50 yrs old.

We also will celebrate in August our 25th wedding anniversary with a delayed celebration after employment.

yabb2u said...

Thanks for the chance to win some PTI...its winter here in Western Australia but its always "sunny" in our home :0)
Winter for us means hubby works less so we get to spend some quality time together with our 10yo daughter and 3yo son!
Hoping to go down to Busselton and Margaret River for some weekends with the kids...so much to do down there, tourist caves, canal rocks, beautiful coastal and inland drives...hmm might have to sneak a few stops in at the chocolate factory and some cheese makers oooh and of course a couple of wineries and Breweries for Mum and Dad ;0)

Angela W said...

Our summer will consist of the reading program at the library, swimming, and our annual 4th of July party! Anything else will just be spur of the moment. I love PTI and would love this! Thanks, and I hope you have a fabulous summer!

Tiffany Pastor said...

Ashley, I absolutely LOVE your blog! You totally inspired me every time you post!!! My summer plans are to finish writing my first novel and get it on contract with a publisher! Very exciting season... OF course, I would love to have this stamp set to use for some nice breaks from writing and fun time in the craft room!

Marionment said...

I just retired after thirty-two years of teaching and I plan to wait until fall for vacation. I want to catch up on crafts this summer.

Jill W. said...

Great give-away! I always love seeing your creations in my in-box!
My summer plans include cleaning out the basement and having a garage sale and then a trip Up North (as we Michigander say) to my friend's cabin with my fam! I also plan to relax!

Scrapycandy said...

We appreciate you too. Having a blog is a lot of work. I know I would stop by even without a giveaway. Keep up the terrific work! Thank you. My summer is all about getting my son to college. We fly out with him, and will help him move into the dorm. We just need to remember everything!

Michelle said...

Thanks for all the inspiration and a chance to win this fab prize!!

My plans this summer involve my kids. Getting to know my daughter (7 weeks) better and taking my son all over town for summer school and swmminglessons. We will also spend some time at the pool and some museums. My husband is in a pipe and drum band andwe have los of parades to attend. It will be fast and busy! Hope you enjoy your summer!

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OMGosh! OMGosh! This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship ... my FIRST PAPERTREY SET!!

I teach. My summer will be filled with three three-credit classes ... and STAMPING!!

Thanks for all you do - LOVE your style!
d

rush8888 said...

right now, the plan is to keep cool! but, off and on, we will probably be taking little day trips to communities near us - greenville, nc. so, we can go to the ocean or toward the piedmont. who knows?

Deborah said...

Oh, how sweet of you to do this! Summer plans? Sometimes the best summers are those that have no plans, but one thing I at least hope to do is spend as much time as I can with my newly graduated from high school daughter. She's growing up faster by the minute and any and all time with her is precious.

Ruby said...

What a FAB giveaway! My summer plans are to enjoy time with my 10 year old, she's just started to get into card-making so I can combine two of my favourite hobbies together, one spending time with her, the other creating!

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial in Embellish Mag for crinkly ribbon! We're having so much fun with it! I am really enjoying your tips and techniques too!

Karinn said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd love to win and then try to case your elegant style!

I just gave birth to our new little girl, Ellarie. I can't wait to spend this summer hugging and kissing this new little person and getting to know her. I have the summer off work on maternity leave, and I'm so grateful to have this special time with her. It'll go by so quickly.

Sheila Davis said...

OMG!!!!!!!! I have been wanting this set SOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

My plans for the summer are to get more organized and more fit. Since my daughter is out of school it allows more time for all this and she can help me out too. Plus we got a new puppy in February so we don't really want to leave him to take a vacation. He's about 70 lbs. now and loads of fun.

Thanks again for the chance...I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I would SOOOOO LOVE to get this.

Jennifer McGee said...

We will be heading out to Colorado for a summer vacation with 3 other families (friends from college) - it's always a ton of fun.

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely set - your blog is such an inspiration to me.

KatieScarlett said...

Oooh - I love to come looking for great inspiration and motivation and to find there's also a giveaway. Tooooo much fun :)

misstuna said...

Very generous give away. My summer plans include a month long trip to explore England with my wonderful husband. Leaving soon...can't wait!

Heidi said...

Hello Ashley-
What a wonderful giveawy-WOW!!
My plans include teaching card classes in my shop and also as I look forward to these long lazy days of summer, I hope to spend a lot of them enjoying family and friends, camping, swimming and just bein'!

Thanks for sharing your passion with us!

laurensmom22 said...

No vacation for us this summer, but we will spend time in our yard and garden and just enjoy the summer.

Thanks for the giveaway. I just love all the blog inspiration you have for us each week.

Steph said...

Thank you for being so generous, Ashley! I would love to own something PTI!

My plans for summer are to visit the beach with my family and to have fun..even though it will probably rain (i'm in the uk!)

Thanks again for the chance to win, Stephanie x

Tammie27 said...

Hello Ashley! What a wonderful giveaway, and thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog!
Our summer plans involve going to Minneapolis and Chicago for weddings, and spending a few days at each place after the wedding for our vacation, and spending time with family. And vegetable gardening the rest of the summer. Hope you have a fabulous summer as well!

connie said...

Ashley, I follow your blog but don't always leave comments. Our summer vacation plans WAS a trip to the beach BUT due to the OIL SPILL we canceled our trip. Will find something else to do. I do have a Scrappy Weekend coming up in July.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Deanne said...

Our summer just started! Kids just got out of school last Friday. We don't have a specific plan but spend quality time and visit places we haven't been to. Thanks for your giveaway ... I', a PTI fan!

VeronicaA said...

My summer plans are to relax, relate, and release once I finish some crafting. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Ashley: Thanks for the give-away opportunity. Our addiction can be expensive :) This year, I'm taking 11 year old son/business manager to the Jazz Festival in Montreal. We have plans to stop by one of Montreal's biggest stamping stores, so I can pickup some Bella Stamps and whatever nice goodies I can find to bring back to Baltimore.

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Well thank you so much for a chance to win!! This summer I plan on doing a little traveling to meet my new niece! I also plan to celebrate my sons second birthday!
Have a great summer!

liannallama said...

awww! you're so sweet and generous! Thanks for the creative inspiration on your blog!

Lori said...

How awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win! My family will be relocating to a new city in just over a week, so this summer we plan to explore our new neighborhood (in hopes of finding a good craft store).

Mia said...

This summer, I'm planning on doing a little of everything: relaxing, re-organizing (& re-discovering!) my craft space, and rejoicing in having extra time with my family! Thank you for all your fresh ideas!

maryse n. said...

We are going to our family cottage. I can't wait! My kids love it as much as I do. The rest of the vacation will be me trying to keep my kids busy, so this stamp set would totally help.
I love your blog and that you include recipes. It's always fun to see what other people are making for dinner. Thanks!

tblue said...

Times are hard in our neck of the woods, so there are no vacation plans here. I am a stay at home mom of a son who has autism. We will spend our days on break doing what he loves best...Walking. We will hit all the trails and paths in our area.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sue McRae said...

Great giveaway. My summer plans involve going to my in-laws cottage and just relaxing by the lake and reading. Maybe a campfire or two with some roasted marshmallows!

Helen F. said...

Hey Ashley, thanks so much for the chance to win some PTI stamps~what a great giveaway. It's nice to hear that you read the comments left on your BLOG (that must take you forever :) Summer plans include travel North to see family, friends and cooler temps!

veronica said...

i hope to have lots of weekend grill outs with my friends. and a vacation to end the summer on labor day week. if the oil in the gulf doesn't ruin our plans.
thanks so much for the giveaway!

Janet said...

what a great giveaway Ashley and thank you for giving us a chance to win it. Our summer plans are to visit Washington, DC and we are so looking forward to it. Our youngest son studied government and World War II during school and this gave us the inspiration to go.

Thanks again.

Janet

Melissa said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. I just have to say I truly LOVE your blog and it is so inspiring to me! We are just working on our house this summer as we finally signed the papers on it! Thanks!

Vina said...

Hi Ashley,
I'm hoping to fly home to Hawaii this summer to meet my precious new baby niece Leila! I'm watching fare prices to find the best deal.
Thank you for the opportunity to win your generous blog giveaway. I always find great inspiration on your blog & I love watching your craft haul videos!
Take care,
Vina

Leticia said...

I love your blog! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Our summer plans are Hawaii in 2 weeks, friend visiting the week after then relaxing on the weekends with family and friends having BBQs. I love the summer!

Leticia
scrapbook_butterfly@ymail.com

Tammy said...

Aloha!

My summer plans will be kicked off a little late upon the return of my husband from his deployment from Iraq. We plan on just relaxing having family time with our son, going to the beach, possibly before a move to the Mainland. We are hoping to maybe squeeze in some Island hoping, but just relaxing is the best plan for us!

Thank you for your constant inspiration. The blogging everyday is a lot of work and I know I appreciate you sharing your talent and time.

Warm Aloha!
Tammy

Alya said...

Ashley! Your blog is so beautiful!

Our summer plan is cycle trip to Holland and Belgium - almost 2 weeks and 700km by bicycle.

Michelle T. said...

G'day! My summer plan will be I'm gonna leave Australia for good and move to my home country, Malaysia for a short time of period. And then, move to Dubai again for work. Gezz.. so basically, summer will be a busy moving's month for me. But I believe God will provide the best for me and the family.

Once again, thank you for your generosity and looking forward for more inspiration from you. You've a good day and God bless!

Alyssa B said...

Wonder if, with the time difference i'll see get this comment in in time?

Im excited for this summer to sit in the sun and drink lemonade!

Isha said...

I just missed my chance for winning but still I want to tell you that I love your blog...its informative and inspiring. Being a new stamper, its a huge help to learn even the smallest of the tips. So thanks for having such great blog.
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