Monday, September 28, 2015

::Approaching Final Sketch

Hello everyone! It is with a sad but somewhat relieved heart that I share with you that September 30th will be our last Reveal here on the blog at Sketchabilities/Cardabilities, at least for now. 

I shared back in August that the end of September will be the final month for our reveals, and we are approaching our final Sketch.

 For me personally, although I am saddened as I write this, I do feel that my challenge blogs inspired many of you around the world both with my sketches and the inspiration from the Talented Designers from around the globe.

 I have convinced myself the last couple of calls that it's not that much extra work, that I can continue with it, it's only twice a month, but the work that goes on behind the scenes has taken far too much time away from family priorities. 

  Not limited to countless emails to winners; contacting sponsors, following up with Sponsors, finding sponsors; following up when designers miss deadlines; Sketch Designs; Design Team Calls, Design Team Selection Process; blog posts; blog designs, posting winners, Facebook groups, Facebook Pages; Group Updates; 
all this i did on MY OWN and it's time for me to move on. 

 This past term has been most difficult on me because my design schedule has never been more hectic then this past 6 months. Because i have such a busy schedule myself in designing and teaching workshops, i feel i can no longer commit to an online sketch blog the way i feel our followers, readers and participants deserve. 

 There are many who i would like to thank for their assistance in the success of both of my blogs: 

 Firstly, I would love to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to all of you that joined in our challenges each and every month. It was incredible to see all your lovely work. The Design Teams over the years tried their best to make it to all the blogs to comment and leave some love, but we all lead busy lives and I trust you understand if you were missed along the way. A huge thank you to everyone, and I apologize that i feel i cannot continue this for you. 

 Secondly a VERY big thank you to all the people that served on the Design Teams over the years. They have inspired you all with amazing creativity and I hope you come back to the blog time and again to look for continued inspiration. 

 Lastly, thank you to all the Sponsors who donated AMAZING prizes month after month. We could not have continued all this without them 

 With that, its time to say Farewell.. ... farewell for now my friends, I hope we provided some inspiration while we were around. Thank you all for all the cards and layouts you shared, for following along and joining in.

I will form time to time share sketches on my personal blog, if you would like to follow me there, please drop on by my blog here and follow along

Karan Gerber Blog

Thank you for allowing me to inspire you for 6 years!

Be sure to come back in two days for our Final Reveal!


gayathri v said...

I will miss this. I loved participating this challenge. Got to many other wonderful works. If possible please keep it going.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

All the best to you Karan! I am HONORED to have been a design team member on the fabulous Cardabilities Challenge Blog! Your sketches as well as the inspiration from the team and challenge players truly helped to expand my creative thoughts. Thanks for everything and ALL THE BEST to you my friend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally understand your decision, but I will miss this challenge. The good thing is I can still google Cardabilities images and see all the past sketches I never even used! :) Good luck with your future endeavors!

Mona Pendleton said...

I understand your decision Karan. When crafting becomes a full time chore, it's time to move on. I will miss both challenges, all the inspiration and the sketches! All the best to you and your creative endeavors!

Lynn said...

Your presence with Cardabilities will be missed. Totally understandable. I so enjoyed being part of the design team and always felt your sketches inspired me to do my best work. Best wishes Karan.

Diane said...

So sorry to see the Cardabilities blog go. The sketches and designs were always so Amazing. This blog will be sorely missed. Thank you for your time and dedication. Wishing you many Blessings in your future endeavors.

Lizzyc said...

While this announcement is sad I understand! And I consider it a privilege to have been on the design team for Cardabilities. The sketches have been wonderful to create with and I am sure Cardabilities will be missed... But onwards and all the best for your future scrapping endeavours!

Barbara - The Quilling Time said...

Sad news, but I really understand your decission.

I'm beginner and I joined challenges twice, but it is and it will be one of my favorite sites with wonderful sketches which are very helpful, with so many inspirations and very kind people.

Thank you for all your work :)

Hanule said...

Thank you very much!

Shylaa Shree said...

hi karen,
Your work and this blog is so close to me. this news really saddens me. But i understand your final call on priorities. My best wishes to you karen. i will certainly follow you on ur personal blog.

Martie Rollin said...

While I have only been an observer, I have enjoyed the reveal on every challenge I have seen (not savvy enough about posting photos on the Internet). Thank you ever so much for all the time and effort it has taken to run this delightful site. Loved seeing that a sketch could be carried out in so many beautiful ways! Warm wishes to you as you enter this new chapter in your life.