Saturday, December 27, 2014

My 2000th post!

I'm so excited because this is my 2000th blog post!
I started my blog almost exactly nine years ago, on Dec. 30, 2005.
What began as a place to share photos and thoughts has become such a big
part of my life, seeing as I post almost daily.

I had to laugh as I reread my first post, because I expressed concern about
being able to keep up with it.... I guess 2000 posts confirms that I was able to do so! LOL!

To celebrate my 2000th post, I have a card to share -- and a give-away!

First up, the card.... which features two of my very favourite manufacturers that
I have the extreme pleasure of designing for: Reverse Confetti & Pretty Pink Posh.
(And these two manufacturers have also very generously agreed to sponsor my give-away!)

I have a fun "faux-shaker" card to say hello to my 2000th post &
to you, my wonderful blog readers....


I started by diecutting the largest circle from 
I stamped the diagonal stripe stamp from So Stripey onto the tag and 
onto my white card stock background.
I also stamped the sentiment (from In A Big Way) on the white card stock background and adhered some Pretty Pink Posh marshmallow, pink blush & pink peonies sequins and wooden stars.
I adhered my tag over top, using some dimensional adhesive.
I used the Fabulous Flaming Confetti Cuts to die cut the flamingo and 
then stamped it using the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.

 

 

 


Now....  onto the give-aways....
I have three prizes to give-away:

1. a $15 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti (generously donated by Jen Del Muro)
2. a $25 gift certificate to Pretty Pink Posh (generously donated by Paulina Nakamura)
3. a $20 gift certificate from me to the online store of your choice

All you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment here in this post before the end of 2014 (CST).
I will draw three names and announce the winners on January 2nd.

*Note: If you would like to become a follower while you are here, I welcome you to do so,
 but it isn`t necessary to be eligible to win.

Thanks for looking!

135 comments:

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post, Leigh! Blogging for 9 years with wonderful posts every single time is an amazing achievement! I love your faux shaker card, so much fun!

Lynn said...

I love being inspired by your gorgeous blog Leigh. Congratulations on your 2000th blog post! Awesome!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! What an accomplishment ! Very impressive. I love all your work and thank you for the continued inspiration. :)

Amanda said...

Congratulations! That seems so far away. I keep failing. So happy it has worked well for you.

Carol Doggett said...

WOW! Congrats on 2000!!! I'm glad your here in the blog world! You inspire me often!!

Toni said...

2000! Wow wow wow! Congrats on reaching such a momentous number of posts. I am absolutely in awe!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOOT! Congratulations on your 2000th post! You are an inspiration. Thank you!!

3 Happy Crafters said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post, Leigh! I always enjoy admiring your beautiful cards and scrapbook pages. Happy holidays to you and your crew!

Nancy Guse said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post!!! Well done! Your cards are always inspirational to me!

Karen said...

Wow Leigh, that is a huge accomplishment. I bet I have seen them all because I love your style. Hope 2015 is a great year for you. Congrats.

Nathalie said...

Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment! Your posts have inspired me more than once!

jan said...

Congrats on your 2000th post Thanks for sharing your talents, you are an inspiration!

Maura R said...

Congrats, Leigh! While I don't always leave a comment, I enjoy thoroughly having a chance to see your lovely creations!! You are a very talented card-maker!

Gina said...

Your card is such fun, Leigh! I really like that "So Stripey" set from RC. Congratulations on 2000 posts!! Amazing.

uncbballfan said...

Congrats on your 2000th post, Leigh! Gorgeous card and thanks for the chance to win!

cm said...

Cheering and applauding your 2000th post, Leigh - and I know that every single one has brightened someone's day immeasurably (like mine!). Your give-aways: only incredibly generous. You sure know how to make the RC flamingos shine and yep, adding those to my wish list, too!
~c

Lucinde said...

Congratulations with your 2000th post! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us :)

Tina said...

Leigh, congrats on your 2000th post! I enjoy visiting your blog.

Tenia Nelson said...

Yay!!! Congrats and I just LOVE your super AWESOME card!!

Happy Dance said...

Huge congrats on your 2,000th post, Leigh! This is such a beautiful card! And you've been a real inspiration to me and I'm certain, to so many other bloggers out here. I always enjoy seeing what you create, and look forward to the next 2,000 posts! : ) Bev

Kathryn A said...

Congratulations, Leigh! 2000 posts is quite the milestone! I hope there will be many more.

Kathy Mc said...

Congrats, Leigh, on your 2000th post! I know you've been busy creating because I'm seeing your posts in Bloglovin' even though I don't always comment (sorry). Great card and fun giveaways. Hope 2015 is good to you!

Tammy said...

Congratulations, Leigh! Always love your projects! Happy New Year!

Sheri Elmont said...

Congratulations Leigh! I found you via PTI and have been following your blog ever since in my Feedly. I always enjoy your creations, and those of your daughter. Looking forward to 2000 more.

Bobby said...

You deserve a gold medal, Leigh. 2000 posts is a lot of card making and sharing. I enjoy seeing your creations and hope you have 2000 more.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment. I always look forward to your posts since you use PTI products (which give me ideas for mine!) and you scrapbook as well as make cards.

Josiane (aka jfong on PTI mb)

JenRey said...

Woohoo! 2000th post? That's amazing! Congratulations! I love your faux shaker card! TFS!

Heather Thompson said...

congrats wow, 2000, I laugh because I just hit 50 the other day and cant even see 2000 in my future! WTG very awesome!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!! It was so fun to see your first post, I cringe/laugh when I look at mine! Hehehe! So happy for you and here's to 2000 more!

Sarah Gray said...

That's amazing, Leigh - huge congrats! 2000 posts is a long way off for someone who has only been blogging for 9 months :) Love your designs and this card is gorgeous - love the pink and Aqua. That flamingo is definitely on my wish list!

jw said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post!
I love your style - especially your stitching on projects - the precision just amazes me!

Karen C. said...

2000 posts is certainly something to celebrate!! I always enjoy seeing your cards and photo layouts. Have a wonderful year ahead.

Amy C. said...

Congratulations on this amazing milestone! I wish you continued success with your crafting and blog!

Tracy said...

Congrats on your 2,000 posts! Now I know how why I can't get anything done Ü Just kidding...your blog is so inspiring and really ramps up my creativity curve! Here's to 2,000 more! Have a very safe and Happy New Year ♥

DonnaG said...

Congrats! Love visiting your blog.

Ruby N said...

that's amazing! you give me hope to keep up with my blog :) such a cute card. I've seen your name around in places...sooo I'll check you out and subscribe! ;) thanks for the awesome giveaway. <3

lisa808 said...

Congratulations on 2K posts! Adorable shaker. The flamingo stamp/die sets have been on my wish list.

Megan Carroll said...

Congrats on your 2000th post Leigh! Wow! Your blog is a huge inspiration to me to start stamping as well as my own blog....so thank you for sharing! Looking forward to the next 2000 posts!

Anne said...

You obviously had lots to say, and plenty have been reading! Congrats, 2,000 of ANYTHING has got to be great.

Jeanie said...

Congratulations -- 2000 posts, wow! I can only hope to reach that many... of course, I've yet to start my own blog. Maybe this year -- hopefully this year. It was one of my goal's last year, but never got around to it. Thank you for being such an inspiration Leigh!

Cheryl B. said...

Congratulations on your 2000th blog post, Leigh! Here's to a Happy New Year with lots more post to come!

Lisa Mensing said...

Wow! Congrats on your 2000th post. Love your shaker card. Here's to a Happy New Year and 2000 more post!

Shona Chambers said...

Congratulations Leigh, this is a momentous occasion!! I passed 200 posts a little while ago and thought that was a lot, 2000 is spectacular and I bet you've loved every minute of it!!! Looking forward to your posts and designs for the next 2000!

June K said...

Congrats! 2,000 posts - that is a lot of posts. I'm so glad you have your blog so that you can share your cards and other projects with us. Really like seeing all the beautiful cards and things.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Congratulations on 2,000 posts! I know the feeling - I wondered the same thing when I started! Lovely card by the way as well!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Kim Heggins said...

Leigh, a big congrats to you! Wow, 2000 posts and they are all so amazing and so filled with wonderful inspiration.

Helen F. said...

WowZa and Congratulations on such a grand accomplishment, Leigh. I am always inspired by your card designs and projects. Wishing you continued success in the New Year!
LOVE the sweet card and that Flamingo is too cute :-)

Sherri said...

Congrats on your 2000th post Leigh. That is quite an accomplishment. No need to enter me in the contest, I just wanted to say congrats and Merry Christmas friend xx

Debbie Lou said...

Super congrats on making it to 2,000 posts! I am enjoying your blog and all of your newsy notes as well as fabulous projects and cards!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

2000 posts, my goodness! I'm not even at 900 yet, lol! Congratulations Leigh! I love seeing your work!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations Leigh on your 2000th! Keep going 😊
You are a true inspiration. Love your blog posts!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your huge accomplishment! 2,000 posts... amazing! I am new here and just signed up to follow. Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations! Thanks at the chance to celebrate with you and win an awesome prize! :)

Laurie said...

Happy to add another 'congrats' to your growing list. That's quite an accomplishment. It's hard work to keep up with blogging - I tried it for a year or so, but got super busy in my life (2 grandsons born only two months apart - both families lived with us!)

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations Leigh on your 2000 th post--what a milestone! Love your flamingo shaker card, I need to pull this set out more! Thank you for always being an inspiration to me! Happy New Year xoxo

Cindy C said...

Congrats on your milestone! I check your blog frequently & really enjoy reading about you & your family!

Sandi said...

Congratulations on your 2000th posr....that is amazing! I never thought my blog would be something I kept up with but I guess it just grows on you...it did me. I LOVE your aqua flamingo! I have that set and you have just inspired me to use it in new ways. Thank you for the giveaway.

aileen (mum) said...

2000 posts, congratulations. I have juststarted to post photos to flickr cause I doubt I could be a good with keeping regular updates. Love following you thru Feedly.
Love the idea of a faux shaker, actually like the idea more than making a shaker. Thanks as usual for sharing

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Congratulations on such a great milestone! I love to see your blog posts and I get a lot of inspiration from your projects. Keep up the great job!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post, Leigh. What a fabulous milestone. I have only known you for the last several years, and I can say that I have been inspired by so many of your creations, have enjoyed seeing your children grow up, and treasure our online friendship. Wonderful card, and fabulous giveaway, too.

Brenda Lee said...

What a terrific milestone! Congratulations. I have enjoyed following your blog and look forward to many, many future posts! Congratulations!!

Gerry said...

Congratulation Leigh! 2000 posts, that's really something to be proud of. Love your posts and enjoy keeping up with your children. Here's to 2000 more.

Kathy said...

Leigh, having written 2000 posts with all the lovely photos for us to see and be inspired by, along with the links to
stamps, dies, papers, sequins, ribbons, etc., etc. etc. is incredible! Your words as well as the visuals inspire us. Thank you for sharing your ideas and projects, as well as some words about your family and you. Best Wishes on work done with heart, we will keep on reading and following.

Devy Collins said...

What a great achievement! I always get inspiration from your blog! Thanks for sharing your life with those of us out in cyberland!

jc said...

Congrats on your 2000th post! Very cute card!

Jen Carter said...

2000!!! WOW! Congrats on your achievement! I love your blog and am so happy to count you a friend too! You always inspire me!!

jkstiles77 said...

Congrats on your 2000th post ... quite an accomplishment! I love looking at your blog for inspiration!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment! Great card too!

Lynndee Georganas said...

Congratulations on your 2000th blog post! Wow that is amazing! Thank you for all the inspiration that you share on your blog! Love the card you made, I am also a fan of reverse confetti and pretty pink posh! Thank you also for the chance to win some of their goodies!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Huge congratulations, Leigh!! You are a Founding and Charter Member of our Stamping Community in Blogland!! We all aspire to your achievements!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Hussena said...

Huge congratulations on completing 200 blog posts!
Your card looks absolutely fabulous. I love the colors you have used on this! They look very pretty :)

Linda Hahn said...

Congratulations, Leigh< on your 2,000th post!!! That's quite a milestone!
Your pretty pink flamingo card is AWESOME! Again, congratulations!

Lisa Lara said...

A faux shaker Leigh, beautiful and what a great idea.

Kathy Martin said...

Woot! 2000 Posts! That's fantastic! Congrats! LOVE your card! That flamingo is the best and your color combo....gorgeous! :)

icardeveryone01 said...

Wow!! 2000th? Every single one of your cards, and posts, is so gorgeous, clean, creative and inspiring, Leigh... I look forward to that daily, believe me!
Congratulations!!!...
=] Michele

Celeste Goff said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations Leigh! What an awesome milestone!

janelle said...

2000! Wow, congrats :)
Love your 'faux shaker'... brilliant!

dkirby said...

Congrats! 2000, wow!! I love your card and the inspiration I get from your blog!! Here is to 2000 more...

Sharon Underwood said...

Congrats on the 2000 posts! That's HUGE! I love your card with the shaker part. Very creative!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! You have been blogging for a really long time! I'm totally impressed, and congrats on this huge milestone! Hope that there are many many more years of blogging in you!

Lisa said...

Many congrats on 2000 posts Leigh, that's quite a milestone! Pretty card too ;)

robinann17 said...

Congrats on your 2000th post! I always enjoy reading your blog postings and love that you include your family life along with your creative life! You seem like such a good mom building so many memories with your children. Looking forward to seeing and reading your postings in 2015!

Cindy Cottrell said...

To the Full indeed! 2000th post..that is just amazing. Joyous congrats for that accomplishment. As always thanks for the details on your creations.

paula e. said...

Congrats on 2000 posts-that's quite an accomplishment! I found your blog through PTI some years ago. I find lots of inspiration here. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! Love your beautiful card, Reverse Confetti & Pretty Pink Posh! Thanks for the chance to win.

marylouh said...

Love the card. I have a friend who is a fanatic for flamingos. She would love to get this card.
I'm still working on getting my shaker card to work the way I want it to. Your's is great.
thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year.

Muffins and Lace said...

Wow that is awesome. Congratulations.

AnnMarie Zimmerman said...

Congrats on the amazing job of 2000 posts! Way to stick with something you love doing!

Jennifer T. said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! That's a huge accomplishment. I always enjoy reading your posts every day.

WhoMom said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! What a huge milestone. Love to see the different cards you make and enjoy seeing them after a day at work. Thank you for taking the time and making the fun.

cghundley said...

How wonderful for
you, 2000 posts!
Quite the
accomplishment!
Your shaker card
is so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Cindy C. said...

Big congrats on your 2000th post Leigh!! A very special milestone indeed! Your shaker card is really cute, I like your style, so I am following! Thanks for celebrating with us!

Claire Creates Cards said...

WOW! 200 posts! That is fabulous! Congratulations! Love your cards and this one is amazing! Thanks for always inspiring us! XX Happy New Year!

Renee said...

Lovely card! Congrats on 2k!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! 2000 posts! Congratulations!!! Your work is beautiful and so inspiring!!! Looking forward to your next 2000 posts!

Ruth G said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! That's a whole lot of inspiration!
Speaking of, I love the card! The flamingo is awesome and the shaker is tons of fun!
Thanks so much for all you share and for the chance to win!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, I had no idea you've been blogging that long! I'm so glad that you did because I'm always inspired by you:)

Terri Burson said...

Congrats on your milestone! Lordy, I've got a ways to go to get to 2000. Looks like you are doing very well for yourself. Loving your faux shaker card by the way.... and I love PPP as well!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! That's quite the accomplishment. May the next 2000 be just as inspiring and fun! :)

Thanks for the chance to win, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!

Lyndal said...

HUGE CONGRATS on your 2000 post milestone Leigh - and here's to the next 2000 ;) FABULOUS as always!!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Congrats! Cute card:)

joy said...

Congrats on your 2000th post! That is a lot of writing. I love your cute flamingo card; don't have any RC stamps/dies but they are on my wish list!

Happy 2015 to you!

Beth H. said...

Way to keep up with the posts! This is a great card! I love shaker cards and anything that has Pretty Pink Posh products! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sandy said...

Wow, congratulations! You have been blogging for a very long time. You make such beautiful cards, thank you for the inspiration :)

Susan B. said...

Congrats on post #2000 love the shaker card.. Adore the flamingo

DoofyJEss2 said...

Wow!! Congratulations on your 2000th post!! That is DEFINITELY a milestone!! Looking forward to seeing many more lovely creations from you!! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy New Year!!!

Marina Cavazos said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post, Leigh! That is such a cute shaker card! I'm going to try making one for sure. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to win something.

Kailash said...

Congratulations on such an amazing milestone. Your card is gorgeous!!!!

Rhonda said...

Way to go Leigh!!!! That is a HUGE milestone. I hope we see many more.

JayTeeZeHang said...

Wow! 9 years! 2000 posts is a great milestone! Congratulations, Leigh!

Diana K said...

Love that card! Congrats, Leigh, on 9 years and 2000 posts. Love your work and your sunny disposition.

Jennifer K said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! You make such beautiful things and I'm happy to call you a friend.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your cards! Congratulations on the 2000th post!

-Tamalee

Rachel said...

congratulations-what an amazing achievement!!!

melissa cooper said...

oh wow congrats on the posts yay!!! great project and thanks for the chance to win...hugs

LILIANA said...

Super cute card! Wow, 2000th post! Congrats. Always love seeing your projects. Thank you.

Tracey said...

Wow, congrats on your accomplishment! Love to see your creations so I hope you continue on for another 2000 posts!

Kris Engler said...

Congratulations on your success! Thank you for this opportunity and the continued inspiration.

Anna Natalia said...

Congrats for your 2000th post. I love your card! :)

Joanne Chung said...

Congratulations on achieving your 20 00 th post! To many more posts to come....

Christine Kosmak said...

Congratulations on you're 2000th post!! Unfortunately/fortunately it is the first one I've seen as I've only come across the Pretty Pink Posh and Reverse Confetti brands recently via some You tube videos and a facebook friend! This card is gorgeously cute! Thanks for sharing it!

Maeghan M. said...

Congrats on making it to so many posts! I've been following you for years and love so many of your creations. TFS!!!

Elle said...

Congrats Leigh on your 2000th post!! Wow!! I'm quite envious(in a fun way of course)......I can't even seem to get my blog out from the "Under Construction " mode. I'm optimistic for 2015:). I always enjoy coming to your blog to see what you have created. It is definitely one of my highlights:)

Neesey said...

Congrats on your milestone. Love this card and am a lover of flamingos. I didn't know these dies and stamps existed! Off to check out the goods! TFS and for a chance to win. Again, Congrats ��

Annheidel said...

Wow, 2000 posts? I only dream of being that prolific. :) I enjoy seeing your projects and occasionally a card from Sage. Congrats on reaching 2000! The new year is a great time to celebrate.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! How awesome. Sadly I've been out of the blogging world the last few months...hopefully that will change with the new year. Here's to 2015!

ragdoll said...

What beautiful creative cards! A year of real success! Each one is su unique and lovely! Thanks for sharing with us! Looking forward to a new year of designs!

sharon said...

This is my first visit to your blog, love it. Also new to PPP.

carol (krillsister) said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post. CUTE CARD. It has been lovely seeing all your cards and layouts the past couple of years. Your children have grown and are beautiful.

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post, but congratulations!! Looking forward to the next 2000 : D.

AOK said...

Belated congratulations on your 2000 post. Your cards always inspire. Well done.

Wida said...

2000? wow, how do you stay with it? when life takes over, my blog suffers and it ends up being another thing I have to do. I am proud to see you have kept up with it and obviously, I think you are a talent. I am going to have to go into the archives and see your first post! I like to see how people develop in their blog journey.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Your blog looks fabulous Lee, and congrats on your 2000 post!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 2000 post. I've followed your blog ever since I found you on the PTI forum.

Shirley A. said...

Congrats on your big achievement! 2000 and many more to come! Yippee! Keep them coming!