Hello! Can you believe we are at 300 sketches?!? What a crazy and amazing journey this sketch challenge has been. When I posted my very first sketch, I remember thinking that I'd be lucky to have one person join in on the fun. Boy was I wrong!
This challenge has meant so much to me - it has brought me good friends; some I've met in real life and others have blossomed through the internet, which sounds weird and perfect all at the same time. What stamping has taught me is that there are some generous, kind, happy, thoughtful people out there, who love to share what brings them joy. I've loved every minute of it.
You might be asking yourself why I'm so sappy all of a sudden. Welp... I have come to a time in my life where my stamping hobby has taken a back burner (for quite a while, actually. You may have noticed my absence), and I've needed to focus on family. The kids have all found hobbies and activities they love, which has taken up more of my time driving them to and fro, (which is fantastic!), but I've had to let go of other things to compensate. I also found a full time job, which has been wonderful! But life changing.
So, that said, this is the 300th sketch and it seems like the perfect time to ride off into the watercolored sunset and say adieu.
I couldn't have made it to 300 sketches without this wonderful design team. You girls mean the world to me and I will miss all the behind the scenes banter and craziness! Thank you for bringing your A game week after week and putting up with my procrastination (right Barbara??). You all make this challenge one of the very best and I will miss seeing your pretty pictures here.
Thank you to all that have participated week after week and have left beautiful comments for all of our team. You are my favorite people! I do hope you'll make this week's challenge the best yet. You can always find all of the sketches HERE, and maybe start from the beginning - that's just about a card a day! Wouldn't that be quite the challenge...
OK - time to dry up some tears and get to it! Please take a look at what our design team has created this week, for the final time. Sniff, sniff...
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Jill Dewey Hawkins - Fastest Turtle
Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte
Lisa Henke-My Little Creative Escape
Sarah-Jane Kalé - Janeybell Designs
Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tracy Clemente - Eat Sleep Stamp
Dana White - Dana's House of Cards