The Big 500

...well, I didn't prepare very well for this post as I promised, but I'll try to do what I can, what with the thirty minutes I have before class. ;)

So, if the blog title didn't clue you in, I'm attempting to celebrate my 500th blog post.
I haven't really celebrated a blog posting milestone before (that I remember), mostly because I would keep passing some big mark without thinking anything about it.
I did want to celebrate this one though, because honestly, I don't know how much longer I'll be an active blogger (though I know some would disagree I'm an active blogger even now) and I think I should have a least one more little celebration before I faze out, and this seems like a good time to do it. ;)
I've got Austria next semester, and (hopefully) an internship the semesters after, so I think posting will be even more scattered than usual.

So I thought I should have a little celebration, because despite me not returning most of the thoughtful comments I get here (mostly out of forgetfulness), I really do appreciate each and every one. I know I say that a lot, but it's true. I appreciate people pinning my cards, because I like to think that I provided a little inspiration to someone. Maybe that's a bit narcissistic, but still, it does give me that nice warm feeling inside. ;)
So this my friends, is for you (...it was published in the Stamp It Techniques Vol. 2 magazine)

Of course, I stamped the inside sentiment - "okay, I can. And it would be super boring."
Totally true. ;)

Anyways, on for the celebration part - I don't want this to be some huge, over the top celebration giveaway, because since I think I'm a rather tucked away part of the papercrafting community, it only seems fit to have a rather small, tucked away giveaway.
I don't have things lined up yet, but I will be posting some favorite cards of mine in the next couple days, along with specific giveaways. For now, since I'm on a campus and haven't really figured out what start the celebration off with, let's just say, comment on this post for a chance to win a fun goody package, filled with lots of my favorite things. :)

For a goodie bag full of embellishments, comment HERE.
For some glitter and the new Maggie Holmes Styleboard 6x6 paper pad, comment HERE.
For two 4x6 clear stamp sets, comment HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


  1. Congratulations on reaching 500 posts, Clare. I hope you don't faze out too quickly (preferably not at all!). I love this card. I love Pooh, and I love CAS cards, so to me this card is perfect! :-)

  2. Congratulations Clare on reaching this amazing milestone. With you being so busy you should be really proud of your achievements. Love your card, such a cute image with a sweet sentiment to go with it!!!

  3. Big congrats on reaching this special milestones Clare!! Very sweet card!

  4. Congrats on this milestone and for your courage to celebrate! ;-) I love this card and the saying is so funny!!!

  5. What a darling card, Clare - I adore Pooh! Just gave our grandkids their first Pooh book, and the 4 year old loved it - we read through the whole thing!!

    Sorry I've been mia lately, but so glad I decided to drop in today! Excited to hear that you'll be spending time in Austria!! One of my favorite places - I hope you'll share some of it with us when you can.

    Congrats on your 500th post!!

  6. i'm like Lin - haven't been stopping in at lots of blogs lately, including yours. your tag card is so cute - love winnie the pooh quotes. congrats on your 500th. i just started my blog so have quite a way to go!

  7. I'm brand new to your blog, but what a great discovery! 500 posts?! That's a huge accomplishment not to mention your impressive resume. I love your work and enjoy your the conversational tone of your blog.


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