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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

500th Post and a Little Giveaway



Wow! My 500th post. I never thought that I would actually keep going with this when I first started back in June 2007. It was something I thought I would do to share my scrapbooking but I didn’t know if anyone would actually read it! In the beginning it was a bit hit and miss with 3 posts in June and then nothing until December 2007! I then didn’t post anything until August 2009!

It wasn’t until I signed up for Shimelle’s class, ‘Blogging for Scrapbookers’ in November 2009 that I actually started posting more regularly. My first post following the first prompt gave me my first and longest follower and good friend, Deb@Paperturtle. I feel so privileged that we actually got to meet this year. Sian and Rinda quickly followed and I feel lucky to count them as blogfriends too, and although we haven’t met yet, I feel we will one day! I have met so many lovely people through blogging, Jacky, Alexa, Alison, Gail, Carrie, Karen  and if I haven’t mentioned you please don’t feel left out! I appreciate all your comments and your support through difficult times has been so appreciated. I love that I have connected with people all over the world and that I can share in your lives and see the wonderful things you create and get inspiration from you.

Here is a layout celebrating blog friendships! You've probably seen these photos before on many blogs, but I have only just got around to scrapbooking them!

So, as it is my 500th birthday (!) I thought I would do a little giveaway to celebrate. To enter all you have to do is become a follower (if you aren't already) and leave a comment below. I will leave this open until midnight on Wednesday 12th June. I will announce the winner the weekend on the 14th June 2013. I will post to anywhere in the world, so go on, leave a comment!!

And the prize? Well, my favourite collection at the moment is Crate Paper, The Pier. And so I have a brand new 6x6 paper pad and the Ephemera collection for the lucky winner.

I will also have a second prize and for this I will gather together a few bits and pieces to make a little goody bag.

So, thank you for all your many comments over the years and for reading through to the bottom of this post! Please feel free to leave a comment and good luck!

16 comments:

Gail said...

I'm so glad you took Shimelle's blogging classes or I don't think I would have "met" you. Congrats on your 500th!

Sian said...

Many congratulations on your 5ooth post! It's been an absolute pleasure getting to know you..please, keep on blogging. How about another 500?!

scrappyjacky said...

Congrats on your 500th post. I always enjoy your posts....a good mix of crafting and 'life'....and it was lovely to meet you as well.

Sandra said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. I couldn't agree more with you about blogging friends - I've been blessed to have these people in my life that although I've never met most of them, they've been with me through such difficult times. So here's to your next 500 posts x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Ok, why am I sitting here with tears in my eyes?!?! This post really touched me, Becky. Maybe it's your beautiful layout and the strawberry theme to it. Maybe it's remembering how special all our blog friends were to my mom while she was sick, or how awesome our get together was in London that day. Or that I was your first follower :o)!!! Or that I'm super proud of you for your 500th post. At any rate, it's been such a pleasure being your follower and friend for these past few years. Congratulations on keeping up with your blog - I'm so glad you did - and here's to the next 500! Cheers!!!

debs14 said...

500 eh? Your blog doesn't look a day over 499! Congratulations. Isn't it great how blog-land connects so many lovely like-minded people?

Beverly said...

Congratulations, Becky! I am so thankful for Shimelle's class, it brought so many wonderful bloggers into my life. I look forward to the next 500..and I bet it takes you less time to get there ;)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congratulations Becky! I think you have written beautifully what a lot of us feel about the blogging family we have created. I love the strawberry embellie on the layout and would love the crate paper prize!
Rinda

Abi said...

Congratulations Becky. I enjoy reading your blog although I am not always the best at getting round the blogs and commenting! Thank you for the opportunity to win the prize!

Heidi Sonboul said...

what a fun blog girlie. Love the layout and all the colors :)
Don't worry about entering me into the prize. I'm just stopping by as a friend.

Alison said...

500 posts!....Congratulations!....and your lovely layout brought back so many memories....not least of all the Return of the lost Strawberry! Looking forward to lots more blogposts...and hopefully getting to meet again!
Alison xx

Karen said...

I doubt that any of us really expected to find a community when we started blogging, and yet, that has become the most important part! Happy 500th! I'm enjoying catching up with you today after my longest time away from Blogland since I started!

Jo said...

Congratulations on getting to 500 posts! That is a really great layout x

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations on getting to 500 posts! Really like the strawberry and colours on your page too - it did look like such a lovely day :)

Melissa said...

CONGRATULATIONS on 500 posts! Your layout is fantastic - I like the 6x6 squares & the colorful papers!

alexa said...

Oh my goodness, that is such an achievement! Many Congratulations! It is always a pleasure to come, even if I am a little tardy in getting here and catching up with your news. I love those warm colours and patterns for your photos too. Blog friends are just the best!