Sunday, December 27, 2015

10th Anniversary Blog Celebration -- Day 1

Welcome to the 10 year anniversary celebration of my blog!


 

I started my blog almost ten 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 10 years and 2339 posts confirm that I was able to do so!

Here's one of the first photos I posted on my blog:


Look how adorable my children were!

So, to celebrate TO THE FULL's 10 year anniversary,
I'm doing a series of posts over the next few days.

Now, while I was mainly a scrapbooker when I started my blog,
I can't deny that the frequency of my posts greatly increased when
I started stamping and making cards.
However, I do still enjoy making layouts,
even if it has taken a bit of a backseat to my card making. 

So, today, I'm sharing my 10 favourite layouts that I created in 2015. 



Bazzill Basics National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop Leigh Penner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking



Countdown to Confetti: Circle Sentiments & God is Good Leigh Penner @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti  #scrapbookinglayouts @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics



Sketchbook: Sketch 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbookinglayouts

Sketchbook Sketch 5 Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics  #scrapbookinglayouts
Reverse Confetti June Blog Hop Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti @bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #scrapbookinglayouts


Shine Layout Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #scrapbookinglayouts



And, it wouldn't be a celebration without some giveaways, right?

 


I have four prizes to give-away:

1. a $25 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 to Butterfly Reflections Ink (generously donated by Vanessa Middleton)
4. a $25 gift certificate from me to Papertrey Ink

All you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment here in this post by December 29th at 9pm CST.
I will draw four names and announce the winners on December 30th,
the 10th anniversary of my blog.

*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.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another chance to win!

Thanks for looking!

67 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

Congrats on your 10th blog anniversary, Leigh - I have only been following you for a few years so it was fun to see pics of your three from 10 years ago - have enjoyed reading about your family and viewing the wonderful cards you design - looking forward "to the full" 2016!!

victoria h said...

Happy 10th anniversary- your scrapbooking is fab for preserving all those special memories.

Christy Q said...

Happy Anniversary, Leigh! 10 years is an incredible amount of time to be blogging and I loved the look back at the layouts you made this year. Thanks for sharing them! Best wishes for another 10 awesome years in blogging. :)

~amy~ said...

Leigh!
Happy 10th Anniversary! That's awesome! I love visiting your blog!
Awesome layouts for 2015!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on 10 years!! I am so thankful I found you. Love visiting you each day and sometimes seeing Sage's creations. :) Here's to 10 more wonderful, inspiring years. xoxo

Annheidel said...

Congratulations, Leigh! Ten years is pretty amazing. I'm about to hit the five year mark, but I don't post as much as you do. I always enjoy seeing your projects! Keep up the great work. :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The layouts are so beautiful and something to treasure Leigh, warm congratulations for 10 years of sharing your talent, , I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Lynn said...

Love all of your beautiful layouts celebrating your wonderful family Leigh. The first picture of your children makes my heart melt. Time certainly flies. As always, thank you for sharing your family with us! Happy 10th blog anniversary! xx

Dee said...

Congrats on your 10th blog anniversary! Adorable first pic of your children. Hope you continue to enjoy blogging for another 10 years to come. Happy Holidays!

Jeni Jenne said...

Leigh, I just started blogging in 2015 (only a few posts so far) but have been viewing your blog during various PTI challenges over the years. It caught my eye on one of my first visits to your page that you have a daughter named Sage. I do too:) She is 16 but very creative like your Sage! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Your work and blog page are very professional! I love it. It is obvious that the Lord is blessing your creative efforts on the web!
Craft mightily, Jeni Jenne

Brandi R said...

Congrats on a fun and fantastic 10 years! Love your pages!! Makes me realize I quite miss scrapbooking from time to time. ♥

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh that first photo of your little ones is so adorable and how they've grown! Congrats on such a huge milestone!!! Hugs, Autumn

Linda Stone said...

I discovered your blog recently and subscribed to it. I am a PTI lover. I really enjoyed seeing your scrapbook layouts. They are lovely. Congrats on your 10 years of blogging!

LauraJane:) said...

Congratulations Leigh, 10 years is a LONG time and then again it can FLY by so quickly! Your work has inspired MANY:) Looking forward to seeing where creativity takes you in the next ten!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging and creating. Love your layouts and cards...

Carol Doggett said...

10 years! That's amazing! Congrats!! It is bittersweet to look back at our children, isn't it. Oh what I wouldn't give to turn back the clock and have my littles again! I enjoy your blog and am a big fan of your style! Here's to another 10 years of creating!!

Toni said...

Your kids have grown so much! Where does the time go, right? Happy 10th!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a milestone! I'm always so impressed with how many cards you are able to turn out and in such high quality! I love that you scrapbook too, even if it isn't as much as you'd like it's still way more than me! Love that it's turned into a bonding activity with Sage too! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I have so enjoyed your blog as I have discovered the joys of card making. 10 years! Very impressive.

Katy M

jw said...

I look forward to visiting your blog each day to read about your family activities or admire your latest card creation. Your scrapbook layouts are my favorites, though. I am not a scrapbooker, but the style of your layouts is so inspiring to me that I keep think I just might give it a try! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging and creativity!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations for 10 years!!! I have so enjoyed your blog and your fabulous talent! So don't stop any time soon!!!!

Gerry said...

Happy 10 th! Enjoy your blog very much and love following your family.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Congratulations on 10 years! I first noticed you on the PTI Blog Hops. Your cards and design style were and continue to be a standout. It has been a kick to see your children mature and now Sage joining you on posts! Wish you the best.

Joan V said...

Wow, 10 yrs blogging. Congrats. Love all those layouts. Isn't it fun to look at all those fabulous memories and life events. Thanks for sharing.

Tamalee said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a fellow Manitoban and have been following for a little while. Best Wishes!

Teresa Doyle said...

Hi Leigh, Congratulation on 10 years of blogging! What a milestone. (I don't know that I could have kept that up, myself!) You have done well.
These are all great layouts. I started out scrapbooking too, (I still love it) but I really love making cards too so I am doing more of that now. I've been following you for a while and I always enjoy your work. Looking forward to seeing more in 2016!

Luanne said...

Happy 10th Leigh! So glad I found your blog through PTI. You're style is amazing, and I always enjoy seeing what you create. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. :-)

Pam said...

Congratulations on 10 years! What an amazing accomplishment. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love your layouts!

Denise Bryant said...

Huge congrats on 10 years... that's an amazing accomplishment!
Fun looking at your awesome layouts with the pics of your family too!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! How exciting on blogging for 10 years! I love the look back and how cute is that first photo?! Love it! Congrats again!!!

Donna Ward said...

Congratulations on 10 years! What an achievement!

Megan Carroll said...

Gorgeous layouts Leigh! Congrats on your anniversary! I am thankful for your inspiration and that you post almost daily! I love your creations and am looking forward to year #11!!

cm said...

WOW, Leigh...10 years and 2339 posts is phenomenal! And I know that every. single. post. is filled with abundant creativity and your special style. Your layouts (selecting *only* 15 must have been an incredible challenge!) are eye-catching in their own way, but as a collection, they share *the* most important feature: expressions of love. Each one reveals how deeply you treasure your children and how important 'moments' are to capture. Heart-warming, heart-touching, heart-melting...Celebrating this milestone with us is fabulous, but offering us gifts? WOW! Once again, your generosity is incredible! Yep...you're a gem!
hugs~c

Kathy said...

Hello, Leigh! Wonderful that it's Ten Years of blogging for you! Congrats 🎉 These layouts for scrap booking are great. What a record of your family's life you have. I've been reading your blog for about two years, so I'm just a newbie here, but I never miss a post, and enjoy the projects of all kinds that you make. Maybe one day I'll get a blog started. You do an amazing job with yours!!!

Lucy said...

Congrats on 10 years of blogging! I can't remember which company's blog I first saw your work, but I've always liked your clean and creative style. I have been following your blog for a couple of years and have also enjoyed your posts on your family :-)

LILIANA said...

Congrats! Wow, 10 years of sharing your amazing projects. Thanks for the chance to win. Blessings always.

Lisa said...

A BIG congratulations of ten wonderful years Leigh!! Love the photo of your kiddos when they were just little munchkins. Thanks so much for sharing them and your amazing talents with us!!

Melissa Sibert said...

Happy 10th Anniversary . Love checking out your creative endeavors each week.

vinita jain said...

Congrats on 10 years, a great milestone! Love your work of style! Your LO are so amazing and cool with beautiful pics of your kids! Thanks for the chance to win! Looking forward to see more beauties!

jen said...

Oh my gosh!! 10 years is awesome but that many posts? WOW!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

Taheerah said...

Congratulations on 10 years Leigh!

Annette Snyder said...

Congratulations! I love following your blog!

Hussena said...

Okay :) ..I am totally back tracking here ..just visited your day 2 post and was wowed by your cards but have to say I love your layouts even more:)...For me its always about the colors and yours are simply beautiful .Love the expression on your childrens face's ..Priceless :)

Neha said...

Happy Anniversary, Leigh! And Wishing you many more. You have a very unique style if design.and your color choices are very interesting too. Love your layouts and adore your cards. Thanks for the chance.

Jennifer T. said...

Wow! Congratulations! That's a lot of blog posts.
I always look forward to reading them. Your cards
Are always gorgeous!

Jingle said...

These are amazing layouts! I should scrapbook more. You are an inspiration!

I Card Everyone said...

Leigh your kids are STILL adorable ... but OH how cute this photo is! I LOve your blog, and every single card you make. I'm so lucky to call you my friend, and I wish you another fabulous 10 years! Congratulations - you really do inspire me, Leigh!
=] Michele

patrap777 said...

Hi Leigh! Congrats on the new blog. I love your card designs and am now excited to see your layout designs as well! Best of luck and God Bless

cards by cara said...

Congratulations on 10 wonderful years of blogging! What a milestone!

Chriss Blagrave said...

What great captured keepsakes of the past year! Love them, Leigh.
It is such a pleasure to read your posts each week, especially the five for Fridays. Congratulations on ten years! Wishing you many more posts :)

Debbie Vasel said...

What a bunch of cute kiddos! They grow up so fast!
I love your layouts, particularly the one about yourself.

Maura R said...

Congrats, Leigh! Great Layouts - but I am a particular fan of your cards (see comment on Day 2)!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Congratulations on your 10 years! I've been following you for a little over a year - great to see your kids when they were little! I find lots of inspiration from all that you do! Thank you so much!

Lisa Petrella said...

Happy 10th Anniversary, Leigh! I always enjoy visiting your blog! Your work is so beautiful and so inspiring!!! Love the layouts you shared today----works of art for sure!!!

Shona Chambers said...

I can't get over how much your children have grown!!! Congratulations on this huge achievement. I didn't even know what a blog was 10 years ago, so you were way more modern than me. I've never tried scrapbooking but can certainly see why so many are addicted. Such amazing layouts and what a wonderful way to keep all those memories!!

Sandi said...

Happy 10th anniversary! I follow your blog by email and I love your projects and how you are so often present on your pages. That inspires me.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wonderful layouts, Leigh, it's fun to see how your kiddos have grown! I'm thinking maybe I need to do some blog posts in 2016 showcasing some of my favorite scrapbook layouts since I've never shared them :)

Joyce said...

Love love your scrapping retrospective. Your kiddos started out so cute, and now they are handsome and beautiful. It's been fun watching them grow.

Mary-Anne V said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! So fun to see your layouts and how your kiddos have grown.

Aileen (mum) said...

I didnt know you ten years ago as I wasnt following or making at that time. I think when I started to follow you you were doing cards. Your kids looks so so young here and also so very cute.

Deepti said...

Okay I am going backwards... so first up a very happy 10th blog anniversary. Secondly, I must say you are sooooooooo talented. Your cards are awesome and your layouts fabulous :)

Diana K said...

You just know that your scrapbooking style is what first attracted me to your blog. I love how honest and pure and sweet you are with your family. You treat your kids with so much love and respect. I feel I know their personalities through your scrapbooking. Thanks so much for sharing, Leigh.

Jen Carter said...

I love that you scrapbook too. How I wish I still did that! All of your layouts are fantastic! My favorite is the Imagine one with the roses. Gorgeous!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

10 awesome creative years!!!! Woo-hoo! Love being inspired by your work and I love that Sage posts her cards occasionally too!

Happy Dance said...

Congratulations on your 10 year blogaversary! And you're up to about 2341 posts by now! Very cool. I have to say that when I first started blogging, yours was one of the first blogs that I followed and put on my right side bar. Your cards are fantastic, and it's been fun watching your kids grow and change over the years! The pages you've posted here are so sweet, and I'm thinking I might have to CASE them for a few of the books I have left to do! They're fabulous. And so are you. You're a blessing to this blogworld. Bev

Shella Travarca said...

You may do more cards now, but your layouts are still brilliant! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you incorporate PTI supplies in your layouts. It's really helpful to see how our PTI stash can make more than cards. :) I might have to break down and buy that PTI slide frame die after seeing your layouts in one blog post. :)

Josiane