Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Finale

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for coming by this week for our important announcement. Some of you may have noticed over the last couple of months or so that things have slowly been slipping around here. For example, commenting on blogs, putting up the teaser posts and announcing the winners as well as simple social media advertising. This all has to do with me working outside the home again and not being able to maintain a balance between family, working and crafting. So after much thinking I have decided that it's time for me to close up iSpy Sketches due to my increasing work hours and lack of spare time for the fun stuff like this blog.

I originally started this challenge site because I had a lot of time on my hands and I was trying to kick start myself back into the crafting world :) With the help of this fabulous team, I was able to do so and hopefully inspire some of you too! I'm very sad that our journey together has come to an end, but even getting some extra help from the inLinkz queen Jessie, the blog schedule queen Angela, the sketch suggestion queen Vickie Z and the commenting queen Vicki D, it's still hard to keep my head above water when it comes to keeping up with the running of the weekly challenges.

So at this time I would like to thank each and every one of your for coming by each week to see what goodies we had in store for you and for supporting us 100%. You guys made is so much fun each week and we will miss you all. I would also like to personally thank Jessie, Angela, Tobi, Vicki D, Vickie Z, Leanne, Christyne and Arielle for all of the laughs, for all of their hard work on their challenge creations, and for them being iSpy's (and myself) biggest supporters. Big squishy hugs because I couldn't have done it without you girls!!!!!!

On behalf of our fabulous Special Agents and myself we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to you and yours! We hope that you will still visit us all on our personal blogs and we will miss each and every one of you!


Lyndal said...

Fun while it lasted :) :) :)

~amy~ said...

Thanks for all the inspiration! Best Wishes to everyone!

Frouwke said...

oh it's a pitty, but i understand.
Have a good time and a merry christmas to everyone.
I loved this blog so much ....

Carol<>< said...

it has been fun!
totally understand the time involved and wish you the very best in the future.
Merry Christmas to all,
Carol N<><

Anonymous said...

Although I completely understand I am so sad this morning to read this post! Thanks for all of your hard work and inspiring me to get back to what I love to do creative!
Good Luck and God Bless all of you on the DT!

Katie Skiff said...

OH no, I'm so sad for you - I love the sketches. But I totally understand... I hope to keep up with you on your personal blog!!

Kim O'Connell said...

Well, that sucks. I can say that, right? Sorry to see this come to an end! :( Thankfully, I stalk all of your blogs already so i will see see your gorgeous creations in the blogosphere!

Rose said...

you all will be missed!!
thanks for all the fab sketches and dt inspiration :)

family HAS to come first!! all the best to you and yours :)

Sandy said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed playing along and loved all the fantastic sketches.. Wish you all the best and will be following all your blogs just in case you do something just as wonderful when you have more time..
Merry Christmas
Sandy :)

Lisa Lara said...

love you Kim and miss you. It is so hard to have to readjust your life due to circumstances. Big hugs.

Kirsten said...

Very sad news but totally understandable. Many thanks to the DT for their amazing designs and inspiration:-)

Lisa H. said...

I have LOVED your sketches and these challenge. Sad to see it go, but I totally get it! wishing you all the best and we'll see you around. Thanks for all you've done :)

Jeanne J. said...

I really enjoyed playing here - I know I will see you all around bloggie land - wishing you all the best and see you all soon!

CanadianScraps43 said...

So sad to see you go, but Kim you have to do what is right for your family and sometimes the things we love to do has to be put on hold for those we love. I am sure than sure that your love for crafting will show up in other areas of your life. Love you for all the inspiration that you have provided me since cardmakng and I am being honest when I say that you are the most amazing and outstanding cardmaking gal I know. Your colouring with Tombo Markers is masterary and I only dream of being that good some day. Best of all your a Canadian gal who has made me so proud to say that I am am a Canadian Cardmaker as well. You will always be one of my favs in my sidebar on my blog because you inspire me so much on a regular basis. God bless you and your family has you celebrate the Christmas Season and may the peace of Christ fill your hearts and home this special time of the year and all year long. Love & Hugs

SeeJulieStamp said...

Sad to see it go. One of the few I liked to play along with. Best of luck.

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Shirley Pumpkin said...

So sad to see you guys go!! :( I love your challenges and your sketchs. I have found it hard to hold on to blogging and family and just life latly myself so I know how it goes. I did come to your blog for the inspiration all the time and used your sketchs for cards for friends and my club of gals!! So thank you so much for that. If life slows down Please come back!! Even if its just a few times a year!!

Love and Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin