Today's post is so bittersweet for me. It has been coming for a while now, but I didn't really want to face it.
You see, for very personal reasons, this site is so important
to me. I am visually impaired and this online community of creatives
has filled a social void for me, and many others that have their own
reasons to join this wonderful community. Some crafters have reported
not having any “real life” friends that enjoy this particular hobby, others live
too remotely to attend crops and some have issues similar to mine which means they too spend a lot of time at home alone. Of
course, many just love the online aspect in addition to “in person”
That said, it is necessary that I close down Stuck?! Sketches, as I must switch gears and reduce my scrapbooking to only
occasionally and halt the other duties that go along with running my site.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that have touched my heart and inspired me greatly over the years. Stuck?! Sketches has always had the most wonderful design teams and the current one is particularly lovely in their support of me and each other. They work hard to meet their deadlines, and comment on our many, many entries each month. Some even create process videos, too! Trust me I know how long all of these tasks take. And I truly appreciate each of our team members. Janice in particular, needs a special thank you for being a great help and friend to me, I couldn't have run Stuck?! Sketches without her help all these years!
I would like to thank each of you, our treasured followers, for playing along with us month after month, we wish we could give you all prizes! Thank you for sharing your creations and bits of your lives with us!
And speaking of prizes, the generous support of our sponsors has truly meant the world to me. It has allowed me to do what I love; sharing sketches and layouts with the scrapbooking community; amassing talented design teams to inspire and cheer on our followers; and give away more prizes than I can count! You can view our sponsor page, for a list of our most recent and super generous sponsors.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't thank my husband, Ian, for his help and support of this site and my passion for this hobby.
As a thank you to all of you, a sketchbook of all of my sketches for Stuck?! Sketches has been created, you can download a free pdf version here.
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. And again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.