Monday, December 28, 2015

10th Anniversary Blog Celebration -- Day 2

Welcome to the 10 year anniversary celebration of my blog!


 

(Note: the anniversary celebration started yesterday, so scroll down or click here
to leave a comment to be entered to win one of my fun giveaways!)

As I mentioned yesterday, 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.

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

Jonah's expression in this photo kills me! 

So, to celebrate TO THE FULL's 10 year anniversary,
I started a series of posts yesterday and will continue tomorrow.

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.

So, today, I'm sharing my 10 favourite cards that I created in 2015:


And one of my favourite things about blogging has been being able
to design for wonderful manufacturers.
I've been thrilled to be a part of the Reverse Confetti Crew for the past 2+ years
and am very happy to be continuing on with the team in 2016!


Be sure to head over to the Reverse Confetti blog to check out the rest
of the Reverse Confetti Crew and for a special announcement
from Jen about some exciting news for 2016!



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!

60 comments:

Lynn said...

Love, love, love your card making style Leigh!

~amy~ said...

Love your top 10 fav cards! So happy to be working with you again in 2016!

Hussena said...

Your line up of cards for the year 2015 is quite stunning ..I absolutely love your design and color choices ...Congrats on your 10th blogoversary ...Wishing you many more :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Love all of your top 10 fav cards! Looking forward to being inspired by you in 2016. :)

Annheidel said...

Congrats on staying with the Reverse Confetti team. I saw the announcement about monthly releases now. Here's to many more of your posts in 2016!

vinita jain said...

Just phenomenon work!Love your Top fave 10, all look so beautiful! Keep it up, wanna see more of your beauties in 2016!

Jingle said...

These are truly some fabulous designs! Congratulations on another year with Reverse Confetti!

Carol Doggett said...

The sail boat card is perfection!

Jennifer said...

Your top 10 cards are so refreshing...lots of white and lots of style. Love them!

ali braun said...

Love the photo of Austin, Jonah & Sage! Memories! I love you & your work Leigh! All the Best in 2016 to you & your Family!

Kathy said...

Nice trip through the year in cards.....love the way your cards have lively color and lots of white or ivory space, too!

cards by cara said...

So glad you share your creations with us! Congratulations on 10 years!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Thanks for sharing your top ten cards from 2015...I love and remember each one :)

Debbie Vasel said...

I check your blog every day to see what amazing card you have created.
I like the ones you chose for your favorites especially the Popsicle one.

LauraJane:) said...

LOVED seeing your 10 favorites from 2015. My MOST favorite of yours is from AUG 30, PTI SAF. The first one with buttons:)) The color pallet you chose to use for that day was Simply Scrumptious!
GLAD to see you're still on the Reverse Confetti Team:)

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats, Miss Lady and you know that I just LURVE you, girl!!! I LURVE ALL of your creations!!!

Maura R said...

I have been following your blog, and watching for your cards on pinterest for a long time now, Leigh! I love your CAS style and the creative ideas that you come up with. Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for sharing your talent!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so fabulous! Love looking back on your work!

Denise Bryant said...

Great overview of your 10 faves! Always fun to take a look back! Congrats on 10 years... amazing accomplishment!

Marybeth said...

Congratulations!!!! I have always loved your style of card making and so fun to see the kids grow up! I love your favorite card too!

Betty Keefe said...

Love your pics/picks for 2015 - good to still see your on RC team - and again congrats on your 10th!!

cm said...

First, congratulations that you'll continue designing for RC; you create incredibly wonderful cards with Jen's products. Second, your 'little ones' are absolutely darling; a priceless photo, indeed! Third, applauding your Top 10 selection from 2015 (although I'm pretty sure I could come up with seven times that many - or more 0 from your amazing creations *grin*). All are gorgeous, showcasing your immense talent. The one that captures my heart is *Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful*; I swoon every time I see it! Hope you're enjoying your day immensely!
hugs~c

victoria h said...

Wonderful cards- congratulations for making the reverse confetti team again.

Kay Miller said...

Wow 10 years! Congratulations! The picture of your kids is just darling!! All of your cards are stunning! So happy to be on the RC team with you for another term! :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Leigh, these are all great. My fav is probably the "Classic" card. Love the old Texaco sign by the gas station. LOL

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE your top 10 favorite cards, Leigh!! Your work is awesome!!!

I Card Everyone said...

I've loved them all, Leigh! Talk Nerdy to me was a highlight!
=]

Shona Chambers said...

So funny how you can look at each card and remember them and what the post was for!! So very glad that your carrying on with the RC crew too, always enjoy your new release cards.

Brandi R said...

Love your fav card choices! I can't imagine it was easy to pick just 10 ♥

Pam said...

Love your Top 10 of this year. Love your style. Congrats on continuing with RC, too!

Megan Carroll said...

You have had a gorgeous year of cards!! Can't wait to see what you do in 2016!

Luanne said...

It's amazing how fast kids grow up! What cuties! All your cards are awesome, but those turquoise Popsicles are hard to beat for a great birthday card. I love the Brushed off card too, and when I saw it, I had to buy the set. ;)

Diann said...

Leigh, you always inspire me and help to make me more creative in my cardmaking. So pleased you are continuing to be on the Reverse Confetti team !

Kamila R. said...

I have been following your work for qite some time and you are a great artist! I love your cards! Thank you for a chance to win! Congratulations!

Sandi said...

I love the CAS style of card making and have been attempting to incorporate it in my cardmaking but it is not easy as it appears to be. You, however have really mastered the art of the CAS and I often study your creations. Happy anniversary....your kids were really adorable when they were little and they are look to be awesome young people. I love to see Sage's posts and creations.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wonderful cards, Leigh, my favorite is the bowl of oranges card, I adore the colors!! Congratulations on being on the RC team for 2016, and for your 10 year anniversary! I started out as a scrapbooker too, but that was before I started blogging.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the May PTI hop one and the last one.

Shelly said...

OMG! Your kids looks soo young! Gee I thought only my kids grew fast..apparently yours do too! I love that photo and I can see why you cherish it! I love your cards especially your "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" one. You have a wonderful knack for making simple yet amazing looking cards! I tend to over complicate my cards...I don't know when to stop adding embellishments. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Joyce said...

Hi Leigh. I am late to the party, but will catch up soon. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. That means that we have probably been friends about 5. I have seen you blossom and grow creatively, and I have loved the chance to get to know you, see your crafting style evolve, and your kids grow up every step of the way. Here's to 10 more!

Annette Snyder said...

I love your cards! They are fabulous!

Alanna said...

Congrats on 10 years. I love al the cards you posted as your favorites.

Lisa said...

What a SWEET photo of your kids Leigh!! Loved each and every card then and now. CONGRATS on your DT news, you always do an amazing job with their products!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable pic of your children. Thank you for sharing your fav cards...they all so wonderful. Love your style.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wow, your children have really grown up in the past 10! I've always enjoyed your balance of stamping and leaving white space plus your color choices! All your card choices are super, especially the birds in a swirl from early spring!

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful posts. I have always enjoyed that you have included your family in the posts. Congratulations Leigh

graham Brand said...

Love all your cards, Congrats twice over.

Deepti said...

Fabulous and colorful creations! Love the one with the birds a lot :) you inspire me !

Beth H. said...

Beautiful cards!

Taheerah said...

Such bright, happy cards! Love them!

Diana K said...

You had a fabulous year of making cards, girl! Have to say that Monkey Business and Talking Nerdy just speak extra loud to me. Thanks so much for always inspiring. I admire your endless creativity so much!

Jen Carter said...

Your cards are beautiful! I LOVE your style! My favorite from those is your very first card with the butterflies! It is gorgeous!! Congrats on your 10 year anniversary!! :)

jw said...

So glad to hear that you are staying on the RC design team - I love what you do with their products!

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

Thanks for showing us your fav cards from this year!

Pat Q said...

Thanks for celebrating your milestone with a review of your favorite cards. I enjoyed looking at them.

Happy Dance said...

I have great admiration for your cardmaking skills. I know that every time I click on your post title, I'm in for a treat. All of your cards are pretty much my favorite! That orange card blew me away when you first posted it, and it still has the same effect. Brilliant cards my friend. And it's wonderful to know you! Bev

Shella Travarca said...

I love love love those rainbow birds! I missed that one in its original post. Thank you for the reboot! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Anonymous said...

So fun to see your favorite cards from 2015! I am always glad to see those using PTI supplies so I can get ideas for using my PTI stash. :)

I started following your blog after you joined the PTI message boards so the photo of your kids from 10 (?) years ago is new to me. They are adorable!

Josiane

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!
Thank You for the constant inspiration!
You are a GEM!!

Team Clark said...

Another awesome post! So much beautiful inspiration!

Svitlana Shayevich said...

10 years! That's a lot! Congratulations!!
Your cards are amazing!!