#500 – Celebrating 500 posts!!!

Hello!! Yup, its the first big one!! So happy about this!! Its been a little over two years since I started this blog, and little more since I came across card making.. and its been a fantastic experience!! πŸ™‚ I can see for myself where I stand now, when compared to when I started – I see even how and where I improved, and I am pretty happy about where I stand now.

To mark this small celebration of mine, I made this card for myself – I’ve combined quite a few of my favorite things here – color blending, sparkle and shine, embossing..I even thought of making it a shaker card, but refrained.. Of course, I like clean and simple as much as I like colors and bling now, but since this was a celebration, I went with the latter! πŸ˜‰

Make A Wish

I’ve used some new and some very old supplies here – the newest being the goody bag from Simon Says Stamp. This is the first time I am using it – I had received April 2015 card kit – and the stamp set in it – Big Birthday Wishes – seemed just perfect to make this card!

And the oldest one – Memento Brilliance inks. I know there are some better metallic inks out there now, but these are one of the first supplies I have brought for card making. I had assumed that they had dried up – imagine my surprise and delight that they were very much not dry!! πŸ˜€ I used them to my heart’s content here!! I love the subtle shine it adds – so beautiful! πŸ™‚

Make A Wish

I am just listing the supplies used here, instead of going about the details, as I usually so (also, the card is pretty straight forward, no hidden techniques used!)

Supplies used:
Stamps: SSS Big Birthday Wishes, SSS Birthday Bits, Winnie & Walter Scenery: Stripes
Dies: Mama Elephant So Sew
Heat Embossing: Zing white embossing powder
Inks for background blending: Scattered Straw distress ink, PTI Melon Berry and Hero Arts Neon Purple inks. Stamping with Memento Brilliance Platinum
Inks for candles: various Memento Inks and Hero Arts Inks
Inks for flames: Hero Arts Neon Sunshine and Neon Orange, Memento Brilliance Cosmic Copper
Dots around the flames: Scattered Straw and Memento Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Embellishing: Champagne sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards, Silver stickles

Make A Wish

I am also submitting this card to a few challenges –

Addicted to Stamps and More #200: Birthday… Challenge #200 & 4th Birthday…Yay!! More celebrations!! πŸ™‚

Stamplorations: 3rd Birthday.. and even more celebrations!! Congratulations, Stamplorations! πŸ™‚

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: July Challenge: Birthday……Happy Birthday (month??) Paru!!

Seize the Birthday (no toppings for my card!)

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Finally, thank you, my family, my blogging friends, and each and every person who has stopped by my blog, for the support and encouraging comments – I couldn’t have done without them!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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40 thoughts on “#500 – Celebrating 500 posts!!!

  1. Woo-hoo!!! Yippee!!! Super Congrats!!! BRAVO!!! Love your blog & all your creative craftiness πŸ™‚

  2. Congrats on your milestone and what a great card to celebrate! I love the dreaminess of it. And it’s perfect for all of those challenges too.

  3. 500 posts means more than 500 cards in 2 years gr8 going ! I am still around 200 ..you are very fast in creating Ashwini! By this speed 500th post does not seem far πŸ˜‰ loved the soft subtle bg ..dreamy celebration card !

    • Thank you so much Pooja! But I am actually thinking of slowing down a little bit – I spent too much time (is that even possible?!) on crafting until a bit recently, now I’ve reduced that – thinking of putting quality before quantity.. What do you think? πŸ™‚

  4. Ashwini, this is a fantastic card to celebrate your milestone in the blogging world!! I love your candles wand the background!! Thank you for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Congrats! And all of them are fantastic! Just like this one – LOVE all those colorful candles!

  6. Beautiful card Ashwini, perfect for all the birthday challenges you have linked it up with.I love candles on any birthday card, and this one is no exception. Very colorful as well. Glad to see you linking up with ATSM too.

  7. Wow!! 500 posts is a HUGE milestone! YOUR card is really beautiful and I loved the colorful candles! πŸ™‚ Thanks for joining the STAMPlorations Birthday bash! πŸ™‚
    Suchi xx

  8. Congratulations on this milestone, Ashwini! I’m really surprised that you managed to make 500 projects in a little bit over two years :O… Picasso said that it is all about perspiration rather than inspiration, and you’ve just proved it, your work is getting more and more amazing every day!!!

    • Thank you very much Cris!! You are so right – I’ve made just too many cards over the last year and a half.. I just started thinking about where I am exactly going with things! Thinking of slowing things down a bit!!! πŸ˜‰

  9. Congratulations for your 500th post and what a gorgeous creation you have made to celebrate. I love the soft colours of the background and the rainbow of candles. Gorgeous!! And thanks for celebrating with us over at STAMPlorations.

  10. Congratulations Ashwini!! I must have a look and see how many blog posts I’ve done too! It seems like yesterday I started my blog too, the time goes so fast. Your card is just stunning, as always, and love the background you created for those vibrant candles. Here’s to at least another 500 more posts and thank you for joining us at ATSM for our birthday too!!

    • I’ll bet you’ve crossed all those milestones, Shona! And with fabulous cards too!! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments!

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