Monday, August 8, 2011

* 1000 posts giveaway! *

This is my 1000 post here on creative swaps and to celebrate I am having a little giveaway -whoo hoo!
Thanks everyone for entering!
I drew on August 14 and Sharon Borsavage, Bobbie Bryan, Ati Ham-Sas, Joanna Urbani and Leigh Sanders were the winners!

All you have to do to enter my 1000 post Giveaway is to leave a comment to this post, here is the link:
To get more than one chance at winning, read "how to enter" below the prize photos. If I don't already have your email in my address book, it must be located somewhere in your blog profile or on your blog. If it isn't, you must leave your email within your comment. Disguise the email if you wish: lenna (at) creativelenna (dot) com or something like that. If I do not have your contact email I will have to pass you by and choose someone else.
Please make sure I have a way to contact you when entering to win - if you want to be able to win!

The prizes: 
  1. One FREE Registration to the creative swap of your choice - to be used by December 31st, 2011. -won by Leigh Sanders of Ruby Barr!
  2. One very large, inspiring collage goodie pack of items picked from my own collage stash, things I like to work with. I'm showing one side below, packed in a clear page protector. Won by Joanna Urbani of Fiddlesnips!

Here is the other side:

everything laid out:

 click for details 

3. one 'fly' ATC ~ original collage ATC -won by Ati Ham-Sas of Ati's Little World!

4. one 'smaller moments' ATC -rubber stamp + paint art won by Sharon Borsavage of Livewire jewelry. : )

5. one 'works in progress' ATC won by Bobbie Bryan of Every woman has her chair! I will show my step by step to on my own personal creativelenna blog. All ATCs by me especially for this special day! 

  • Leave a comment on this post. If you are reading the post in a reader or via email, you are going to need to go to the creative swaps blog, find this post dated 8/8/11 and click where it says comment. 
  • Your comment can be any greeting that you would like to give me. I would love to get feedback on why you participate in, or follow along at creative swaps. Remember comments are moderated and may take time to be published.
  • To have TWO chances at winning the giveaway prizes, place the creative swaps button on your blog or website. Your visitors can then easily come visit me and enter the giveaway too. For THREE chances at winning, write a short blog post about the giveaway and creative swaps. Let me know in your comment that you have done any of these extra things. Please include your blog or site URL so I can go check it out! You will find the code for the button top right sidebar of the blog directly under the  button. Copy this code and then paste it where code is allowed. If you are using Blogger you can add an html Gadget to do this.
  • You are most welcome to tell me which prizes you favor. I cannot guarantee what you may receive, but knowing what you wish for is always helpful to me.
  • The four prizes that will be mailed out will also include mail art from me!
* I will choose 5 names sometime after 8pm EST, FL, USA on Sunday, August 14, 2011 * 

Good Luck! I hope you enjoy this giveaway. 
I certainly have enjoyed posting so many beautiful and creative pieces by all of you!!!!! 


Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

YEAH! Congratulations Lenna ... that's a lot of postings. All very well done I might add. I do enjoy following you on your artistic journey so very much and I want to thank you for sharing all that you do. Having said that ... bring it on! I'd love to win all those goodies ... such fun. Thank you. xxDonna

Jewels said...

Oh my Lenna - who could pass on this! I would be happy to receive ANY of your giveaways so count me in. I've put the button on my page and a posting is in the making even as we speak! Jewels (so 1, 2, 3 chances yipee)

C Pohl said...

Congratulations, love the much work, but so fun to see what is going on!


Nancy said...

Wow, 1000 posts! Amazing. I follow because I love your step-by-steps and the variety of your art. All are wonderful prizes so it's hard to pick a fave. But I think that surprise pack of collage goodies is awfully appealing. Thanks for the opportunity, and thanks for the instruction and inspiration you always provide. Here's to another 1000!

Anonymous said...

Really, one THOUSAND?! Good gravy, that's phenomenal! (You've been doing this awhile, am I right?)

Hey, I've been meaning to ask if you ever went to see the Sketchbooks when they came to Florida a couple weeks ago? Unfortunately I had to work that weekend and couldn't get out of it, but I thought you might have made the trip.

Anyway, what a great giveaway; I would love to win a free swap. Haven't had much time to swap lately since I just opened an Etsy shop (oooh - scary stuff! LOL) but I'm ready to get back into the swap swing, and yours are always the best.

Congrats on 1,000!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Yes Lisa! I have really hit 1,000 posts! I've added a screen shot showing off the number! I started this blog in April of 2007. Most of 2009 with selling our home in CT and moving to Florida I did not host a lot of swaps but there have been a few large swaps recently with lots of participants (and lots of posts). I have been pretty consistent the rest of the time.

No, I didn't get to winter park for the sketchbook project after all. It would have been 5 or 6 hours driving by myself in the heat and I just did not want to do it alone!!
: ^ ) lenna

Cassia Nasser (stampcas) said...

Lenna, I have been following your blog and creative swaps as a source of inspiration :-) I feel lucky enough I have met you in person and even taken a class with you :-) such fond memories your posts allow me to revisit on a daily basis! Thanks for sharing your eye-candy ART with us :-) Love and sunshine from Cassia ( in Brasil xoxo galore!

Pam said...

Congrats on 1000!!! Wow I just started trying to do this blogging thing...not too good at it. But I love reading your's. I'm participating in my first ever swap with you and I'm very excited. You do great work and all the other people also. I only hope I can come near the skill you have!! Thanks for a chance for all the great goodies you have there! Thank you, Pam

Carolyn said...

Hi Lenna, I follow your CREATIVE SWAPS because two of my favorite blogger friends participate in your swaps and I enjoy viewing their swap items as well as those submitted by others.

I also have some of your rubber stamps from way back so there is an ongoing attachment. You are an inspiration to many and I enjoy your Creative Swaps site tremendously.

1000 posts = WOW


craftirn said...

Pleases enter me into your giveaway. Congratulations on the 1000 posts! I enjoy your blog because of your describing how you create your pieces. You have a wonderful writing style. Also when you show others works, you make nice and sometimes extensive comments that show you care. I have been following for so long it is a habit!

queenb2u said...

Wahoo Lenna, congratulations on 1000 posts. Count me in, bring on the prizes! I am so happy to be a part of your swaps and classes. You have truly been an inspiration and support for me. Watch for the button and posting on my blog. Thank you, my friend. Beth B

song2vs4 said...

Hi Lenna! Congrats on your 1000th post. Wow, what an accomplishment. How do you do it girl?! Thanks for all the hard work you do. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Cheers! Leah

Leslie said...

Ok, I've done all three cause I'd love to win that envelope full of goodies. Blog post link -
Thanks for all the fun!
maugreall (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

The swPs are great, the posts are fun to read. Your art and all the participant art is a wonderful sightbto behold. Art for our viewing pleasure.

queenb2u said...

I love the button and would be happy with any of the prizes you have in the giveaway. Just wanted to make sure you know I posted the button and an announcement on my blog:^^))

Corinne Marie said...

Hi Lenna,
WOW 1000!! Wonderful! I love getting your emails everyday to see whats up in your world.

Congrat's and cheers!!
Corinne and Carly :)

Vic said...

Wow, one thousand posts! I love your art and how you share details.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

jane said...

I enjoy your posts and art very much. I save them to read when I'm not rushed! Love the birds, the colors, the spirit! I would be so pleased to win any of your lovely prizes!

craftattack said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post, that really is something!! I love all the things you are giving away, that is a very generous prize! Here's to the next 1000! Cheers, Valerie
I am putting your button on my blog!

katasee said...

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Yahoo!My card was your 999th Post
Here's to another 1000 post's
╚══`.¸.Creative Swaps♥
{{{{{{{{{{Love and hugs}}}}}}}}}}
Chel Marie

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, that's alot of posts. I follow because it is such an inspiring blog. Have yet to enter a swap but I might one day. I'd love the goodie bag but would be happy with any prize, this really is most generous of you. Many thanks, Sharon x

Julie said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000! Your work is so inspirational and your classes and swaps have been great fun. Keep up the great work. Thanks! Julie (anniecooper1313@yahoo)

joy said...

Hi, Lenna! 1000 posts!!! Congratulations to you. Haven't been around much lately; but am slowly getting back into the swing of things - will put your button on my sidebar and get a post up this week, too! What a fabulous milestone for you!

bockel24 said...

Congrats on 1000 posts, Lenna, hope there will be many more to come! Please count me in for your great giveaway.

sharon said...

I would not want to miss this milestone! Congrat's sweet Lenna! Your creativity will never run out! Biggest hugs! I am off to add your button, and will do a post soon!

Frau S said...

Hello! Great giveaway and congratulations! I haven't yet participated in a creative swap, but I would love to!

Singtatter said...

Congratulations, Lenna! Since I found your blogs, I have been reading them regularly, and can't have enough :)

Thanks for the giveaway! I would prefer the free registration or the goodie bag.

Sandy..... said...

1000 Posts!? Congratulations! I haven't posted in my blog in what seems like a year. I just run out of what to say. So I understand what an accmplishment that is! I've always loved reading yours..

Thanks for the opportunities, too!

Singtatter said...

Hi Lenna, I have added the swap button on my blog for a second chance! Hope I'll be lucky to win something from you!

San- Z said...

Thanks for your email, Lenna! Here's my comment! You do such lovely work, which is not surprising because it obviously comes from a lovely soul! Thank you for sharing yourself with us. San-

Angelika Westermann said...

Congrats, Lenna! 1000 really is an impressive number. I have been following your blog at least for a year before participating the first time. You do such a great job!
And this is such a generous giveaway. I am especially lusting for (or is it after?) that georgous collage material. Your button is already on my blog.
Cheers, Angelika

Kitty Mitchell said...

wow 1000!! your swaps and instructions have always been stellar and I am so happy to see so much interest, but GIRL where do you find the time!! I just wish I had found you long before you moved south! Wishing I had a blog to spread the word

Linda said...

Congratulations Lenna that's quite a milestone. I'd be delighted to win any of your prizes...they're wonderful! Here's to the next 1000!

Sandra said...

1000 posts, 1000 stories shared. I'm amazed by all the work you do to keep everyone updated - thanks for all your efforts to keep this art community inspired and in smiles ;-)

Yvonne said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! I have just discovered your blog and look forward to visiting. Thanks for the change to win :)

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers of which I am one of them. :-) I love winning anything, but don't like to spend money on things like the lottery. I am not real choosy and if I win, any of the packages would be fine with me. Thank you.

Barbara DeLisle said...

WOW!!!!!! A 1000 posts-that is so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trece said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th post!! I follow this blog because I stand in awe of all of the beautiful work you post. Someday I hope to join in a swap.
trecewrites at yahoo dot com

Indigo Blue said...

1000 posts! That is a lot of work and time put in Lenna.
I have left a comment, got the badge and added to blog and written a post which will go live tonight as I tend to post at the same time every day. After dinner, 7pm GMT. If I was lucky to win the rest of my summer break would be spent joyfully looking and using this lovely generous giveaway.

Barbara said...

I think it is just fantastic that you have posted 1000 posts on your blog!! What a wonderful giveaway you have going on! I would love to be included in it.

Hugs XX

Wanda H said...

Lenna, Congrats on 1000 posts!!! That is awesome!!! I would love to win any of your give aways especially your art!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

LynnF said...

Amazing...1000 posts, well, big congratulations! Your art is just outstanding!

Eme Creations said...

Wow 1000 posts. I can't imagine reaching 1000. Well Done. I would be lucky to win any of the giveaways and am happy with anything. Lisa

Bobbie said...

Oh heart went pitter pat seeing all of these wondermous things. I would love to receive it!!~

Ati. said...

WOW, 1000 posts and always interesting.
I follow this blog with Google reader. Allways so much to see:)
I would like to be in the giveaway :)
I placed your button in the sidebar of my blog, so 2 chances, I guess?

joy said...

Just wanted you to know that I just uploaded a post re: your giveaway on my blog. And, I didn't tell you before; but I would love any of the prizes; but that collage pack is calling my name!!

donna!ee said...

awesome 1000've been a very busy creative girlie! i have gleaned so many opportunities & skills thanks be to your willingness to share. i've added your button to my blog since you shared the how to. you're a blessing to this creative life of mine! :)

Joanna said...

WOW, Lenna - 1000 posts! Wtg!

This is a brilliant giveaway, how generous of you to do it. You know I love taking part in your superb swaps (which reminds me to get started on my postcards!) - I must love 'em because i keep on coming back for more!


Joanna said...

Oh, forgot to mention I'm proudly displaying your blog button on my sidebar.

I'm off to write a post about your giveaway........


Joanna said...

Post written and published!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on 100 posts!
Every one of them was an inspiration.


Cindy McMath said...

Lenna, 1000 posts - amazing! Of course I have to enter. I added the button to my blog. Probably won't do a post. I always look forward to your swaps - you are one of the best hostesses around!

Any prize would be lovely.

Cindy :)

Patricia's dreams said...

Hello Lenna, congratulations on your
1000 post, and let me tell you how
much I enjoy reading your blog every
morning, thank you for sharing your

Rena Matus said...

Hi Lenna,
Congratulations on your 1000th
post! The creative swaps site
has been a great place to learn from you and others.
Here's to 1000 more!

Madalene Murphy said...

Congratulations, Lenna! What a great reason to celebrate. I would love to get one of those original little pieces of art. Just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and am hooked--almost finished with my first swap entry. Your button is on my blog,

Sandra L. said...

1K! Holy moly! That is incredible!

I am drooling over the goodies as I type this (and trying to keep the keyboard and mouse clean, ha ha!)

I have been a fan ever since I found you at Joggles and took your fabric book class. You are always doing something interesting!

Take care, blessings to you,

Leigh @ said...

hello from Spain - I just discovered your blog today and I think it's terrific! Congrats on your 1000th post!

Leigh @ said...

Hi Lenna:
I have blogged about you here: and added you to my link party here:
I hope to partificpate REALLY soon!

Sabrina said...

Fingers crossed. the collage pack looks fabulous! congrats on all your posts, swaps, and work. That's quite a feat!!! - sabrina

Sharon W. said...

Oh no! I almost forgot to post a comment. Congratulations, Lenna, on reaching this milestone. Your swaps are outstanding, No other swap host (that I know of) takes the time and energy to share everyone's work. Between this blog and your "creative lenna" blog you manage to encourage us to try new techniques without fear of "messing up," while at the same time pushing us to meet high standards for work submitted. Lucky me: I saw all that first hand in that workshop at Art is You!!! Of course I'll take any gifts that come my way, but the Creative Swaps blog is the real prize.............

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I have picked 5 winners randomly and will be announcing them shortly. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving all these lovely comments. I was surprised and almost overwhelmed by the response! I will be closing the comments on this post now -thanks again! ; ^ ) lenna


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