Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sketchy Thursdays {huge announcement}


Here is my layout for this week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge. You can find the sketch on the blog, as well as this week's prize details from ARTchix Studio.


I made my page using the January kit, You + Me, from Scrapbook Circle. The colors in this kit are right up my alley. I love the gray, blue and red all together. The picture in the layout is Nate's school picture this year. The colors in his shirt just went so well with this kit.


I pleated the die cut banner in the kit to give it a bit more dimension and pop. If you haven't tried this yet, give it a whirl. I was pretty happy with how it worked out. It allowed me to curve the banner, too, by doing that.

And here is the huge news…

I am nervous, sad and anxious to announce to you all that Heidi, Julie and I have decided that the 1/12/12 challenge will be the last challenge for the Sketchy Thursdays blog challenge.

Finding sponsors, keeping up this pace for 2 and a half years, and overwhelming lives for all three of us has found us with a decision we needed to make.

I plan to keep the Facebook page live, active and post sketches as I am driven to. I may even come across some random prizes or opportunities that I will post there as well. 

I have already been asked to continue making sketches for other sites and companies. Heidi will also be continuing her sketch work with Scrapbook News and Review.

I promise there is no secret agenda—just 3 very tired, overwhelmed ladies that feel we have hit a threshold for this part of our adventures.

Thank you so much for being a part of this journey with us, and I hope to see you playing along with this, our last, challenge. Much love to all of you that have supported the site for the past few years. I have a special place in my heart for everyone who played, sponsored and stopped on by.



16 comments:

Brenda said...

awwww I was here from your first day sad to see it close...I know I haven't done as many challenges as I did when you first started...shame on me...
I wish you 3 all the best...joy!
hugs
Brenda

Jingle said...

Wow! That is a surprise! I wish you the best in your future sketch opportunities! I know that was a HUGE undertaking and very popular, so it's a loss, but I totally get it! Your layout is fabulous!

Heather said...

I puffy heart luv ya. Thanks for everything!

Danielle said...

It is sad to see you go, but I fully understand the the being tired aspect of it. Sometimes our hobbies can be overwhelming. I wish you all of the best and will still be watching the blog to see what you are to. Good luck!

vegetablog said...

Oh, I am so very sorry to hear that Sketchy Thursdays is ending. It was by far my favorite challenge out there! I do understand moving on to other priorities in your life-- I wish you all the best (and I will keep following your blog for fabulous inspiration!)

Audrey Yeager said...

C>. (that's a tear drop!). Will miss the wonderful sketches, but I will still e following you around! Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me and thanks for helping me to create beautiful pages!

Handmade Hannah said...

What a shame! I love your layout - so well balanced with so many pretty details :)

Diane Payne said...

Awe, hugs to you! What a hard decision that must have been. Wishing you all the best.

Keshet said...

I'm sorry to hear about ST ending, but it sounds like it was definitely the right decision for you guys. It was a wonderful run:)

Diana Waite said...

Big hugs friend! Loved the inspiration you girls gave me even if I didn't play every week! LOVE your take!

sarah said...

so sad to hear the news, but i know how tiring things can be. i thoroughly enjoyed them when they were available. :)

hugs,
sarah.

Amy said...

Sad to see this go, but I totally understand!!
WIshing you some rest and calm. Love your layout!!

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Thank you Diana for all the wonderful inspiration you've provided over the years and for the opportunity for me to be part of the team...twice! I'm anxious to see what your next endeavors will be and look forward to seeing your sketches elsewhere in the future :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

i just told the other one and i will tell you......

i.love.you.

that is all......

:):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa said...

Hey Sweetie!!!
A big thank you to you for taking me undet your wing and letting me be part of the ST family. I've loved every week. Thank you.
Good luck with all your future ventures : )
Lots of love xxx

Lisa Andrews said...

This must have been a really hard decision. You did fantastic work with your ST site. You are amazing at everything you do. :)