::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 from 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!


barsik said...

What a pity! I recently signed up for the newsletter to your blog, but I managed to fall in love with your sketches.

Annabelle Demavivas said...

Oh so sad to hear that. But i wish you well and more.power to your chosen priorities. Thank you so much for inspiring and sharing your talent. Hope to hear from you soon. Youll be missed.

Vasso Sofou said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful sketches and your whole work in this blog! It was always a pleasure to play with you! Good luck on everything you do in your life! We will meet again! ☺☺

mayoori jain said...

I am gonna miss this challenge blog so much. Good luck

Jan Clothier said...

Thank you so much for all your work over the years Karan. It's a big job to do single-handedly but I thank you for it. I always found Sketchabilities to be inspirational and although I never played as often as I wanted to, I learned a great deal from you and the design team. All the best to you.

Sherry Jackson said...

Huge hug! Thank you Karan for the many years you shared. Your sketches will live on for generations to come.

Giorgia Rossini said...

A huge hug Karan. I was once in Sketchabilities DT, it was my very first DT experience and I really thank you everyday to choose me and for make me believe in my ability as scrapper. Since then I become more self confident, so I am really thankful to you.
It was a great experience, you were amazing as DT coordinator, your sketches always inspiring and I really loved my experience here. I continue playing here because you had great Dt and sketches. It will be sad without Sketchabilities :(
My best wishes to you
Giorgia Rossini

yyam said...

Oh I totally understand the time commitment Karan. I run my own challenge blog and provide my own prizes so I don't have to deal with sponsors and coordinating. I've really enjoyed playing along with the wonderful sketches here. All the best in your future endeavours!

sue said...

Hi Karan,
I really enjoyed my time on your DT also and will really miss playing with your wonderful sketches!! I have always been in awe at how much you manage to achieve, so enjoy your new freedom!!! I will definitely follow your blog! Cheers :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

Awww... I'm just seeing this. I loved serving on this design team years ago and playing along when I've had time. I totally understand the time and commitment to run a challenge. I'm sad to see your beautiful sketches ending, but wishing you a richly deserved reprieve!

Corine Cara said...

Je suis triste que ce blog cesse ! J'adore ces sketchs. Précieusement je les range dans un dossier.
Merci pour tout !