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I am celebrating TEN YEARS of blogging!
Yep, go ahead and peek at my archives I dare you. I started blogging in March 2005! I thought it would be really fun to have a celebration and invite all of you!! I have a lot of fun surprises up my sleeve for this month and I hope you will hang out with me and celebrate!
My blog has definitely evolved over the years. I mainly started it because all the cool kids were doing it, and I love technology. It then evolved into a way for me to share upcoming classes I was teaching at the local store I managed or my travel schedule for classes. Since the store has closed I have used it as a way to continue to stay in touch and inspire those I was so used to seeing weekly in classes, events and while they shopped. I have since found that I have lots of new crafty friends from all over the world who enjoy reading my blog. I love this and hope I’m inspiring and teaching you as well!
Starting July 7th, each Tuesday this month I will share with you some special party guests. I have asked them to “CASE” a project from my blog. What does that mean? They get to copy or use some thing I have posted on here for inspiration. They each have browsed my archives and found a card or project on my blog that has inspired them to create and they will be sharing with you that creation! Fun, right?
I will also be finding some of MY favorite posts over the years and re-making the project with a bit of a makeover 😉
So plan to be here each and every Tuesday in July!
Edited to Add:
- Visit Week 1’s festivities and visit my party guests
- Week 2’s fun and inspiration
- Week 3’s inspiration & party guests
- Week 4’s celebration
What’s a celebration without gifts!?!
Help me celebrate my 10th Blogiversary!
Join me and my guests and you will have a chance to win PRIZES from the fabulous sponsors pictured above! Again, I would love for YOU to celebrate with me. Over the past 10 years I have shared a lot of creative inspiration and I would like to see what has inspired you!
(you must do each of the following to be eligible to win a prize)
- Find a card or project here on shurkus.com and CASE it (copy it/ or use it for inspiration just as my party guests have). Post it on your blog, flickr, or instagram etc., and then add your link below!
- Share my blogiversary celebration on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Feel free to use the graphic at the top of this post and #creativechickblogiversary when posting!
- Comment on at least ONE entry before you and ONE entry after your post in the Link Box
- Leave a comment for at least ONE of my party guests (remember I share their links each Tuesday)
- Up to 3 entries per person
Deadline: August 6th at midnight ET. You will know when the deadline has past because you will not able to submit a new link through the Link Box. (Winners will be announced here at shurkus.com on August 7th)
Note: I realize adding links this way may be new to some of my readers, I found Kristina Werner has a great tutorial on how to add a link to a link up here.
Remember: The easiest way to know when I have a new post on my blog is to subscribe to it through a service like Bloglovin or some other blog reader.
Happy Blogiversary, Jenn! I have to say I was a bit overwhelmed when I first read this post, but I’m here to say happy 10th year of blogging – that’s totally awesome and amazing! I’ve now created my CASE project and posted it to my blog, shared about your blogiversary on Pinterest (handle: meredeena), left lots of love for other crafters who’ve entered the challenge as well as for many of your party guests! I’m almost a little sad to see it end! It’s been so much fun! Thanks so much for the inspiration, the challenge and for inviting me to celebrate with you! Wishing you many more inspired and wonderful years of creating and blogging!
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY 10 year BLOGIVERSARY to YOU – you wonderful, amazing lady who I am so glad I found and follow now – there is so much I already learned from you by studying your blog and looking forward to the next 10 years in your blogging adventure so I can learn more!!! So Happy for you!!
Congrats on your blogiversary! 🙂
10 years–wow!! Congratulations! Hoping to play along & help you celebrate!
Congrats on your blogiversary!! I have been sniffing around here now and I have no idea how I haven’t been here before, back when I was creative (have been on a hiatus and feel like it has been three and a half lifetime… LOL!) but… maybe I did and I forgot? I am so forgetful it’s almost embarassing. Actually, strike the “almost”. 😛
Anyway. I just wanted to say congrats and thank you for the inspiration! It was great fun to CASE one of your lovely creations! 🙂
Hi Jenn, congrats on 10 years. This is actually my first visit! Where have I been!!! What a fun celebration. Off to look around. Hugz
CONGRATS!! So EXCITED for you and your AWESOME 10 years of Blogging Anniversay!! I hope I’ll be celebrating 10 years of Blogging some day!! THANKS SO MUCH for the FUN and I hope you have a Fabulous Monrh!! Hugs!! 😉
10 years, wow that is really really long and exciting period of your life…Hope to many many more decades of you sharing your creative ideas with us…You are such an inspiration for many of us, including me, a mere amateur from a country most people don’t know where it is, who watches carefully how to make something with limited supplies she got and who is grateful to have a chance to see wonderful work and ideas you and many legends like you share daily with us 🙂
Wish you nothing but the best and many many creative ideas as possible…..for many many years to come!
wow 10 years of crafty goodness! thats amazing and thanks for sharing your passion with us. I am glad to participate to celebrate this great achievement ! wishing you many many more creative fun years!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Jenn, you have been an inspiration to all of us who follow your blog and who have been lucky enough to take a class or two or more from you!! You are a “creative chick” who knows no boundaries (thank goodness)!!! I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since I walked through the doors at Colorful Creations and met you and all the other “creative chicks” who made my move to the Cape more fun!! Good luck with the next 10++++ years blogging!! Hugs!!!
thank you so much Sharon 🙂 I remember you and I were new “wash-a-shores” 🙂
Congratulations on your big 10th Blogiversary!! Here’s hoping to MANY more! 😀 Thanks for ALL that Sharing!!
thank you so much dolly! 🙂
Congrats–I haven’t been following your blog for quite 10 years, but it’s been a long time. I think I discovered TE and dear Wanda through your blog. Will look forward to seeing everyone’s CASE projects of your work. I’ve saved lots of your sketches for inspiration.
awwww. thats awesome Julie! Happy to have you here 🙂 maybe you will enter a case’d card 😉
Sweet wonderful Congratulations So fun to look back on your bloglife-
thank you so much jennifer!
Congratulations! I can’t wait to see all the amazing projects. ^_^
Yay! Congrats on 10 years…that’s awesome!
Congrats on 10 years !! What a great accomplishment !! Love your idea to have others “try” out your designs … Genius !! I’ll definitely be taking a look !!
Congrats! Looking forward to the fun!
YEAH!! Big congratulations Jenn! I’m so excited to be part of your celebration! Happpppppyyyyy Blogiversary! 🙂
Happy Blogiversary Jenn!
Sounds like fun!! I certainly won’t have any lack of inspiration on here!
you are too sweet becca 🙂 can’t wait to see what you create!