Tuesday, May 29, 2012

So Long, Farewell?

As many of you know I have been on the Creative Design Team for Sketch Support for the past year. It has been a HUGE blessing in my life. I could use any product I wanted and was given creative freedom. It pushed me to actually scrapbook. I don't scrapbook as often as I think some people assume.

A little over a month ago the Creative Team was notified by the leader and creator of the Sketches, Allison Davis, that Sketch Support would be taking a break. We would not be getting new sketches come May 1st. I was devastated. Sketch Support is one thing that I've been holding onto for once I got back on my feet. Allison told us she wasn't sure how long the break would be and that there is the potential that it could be the end. She made the official announcement on the Sketch Support blog this Sunday.

I haven't been actively participating as often as I did in the beginning because of the depression and anxiety. Allison was understanding and said to do whatever I felt up for. I was open with her about what was going on in my life. Even the fact that I went to the Johnson Unit. She was awesome to work for! I truly hope that this is not the end but just in fact just a break. But only time will tell.

I originally created this blog because we were encouraged to share our projects via blogs. Of course lately I've been sharing more than my creative endeavors which have been few and far between. I can't help but wonder how much I'll scrapbook now. My whole second bedroom is dedicated to this hobby but with the depression I have lost the motivation to scrapbook. I'm sure it will eventually come back.

My last project for Sketch Support was for card week at the beginning of this month. I had planned on doing more this month but I just wasn't up for it. Little did I know that this would be my last project for Sketch Support for some time.

"You Make Me Smile" card
Supplies - Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; Circle Cutter: Creative Memories; Other: Pop dots


Leslie said...

I love your card. So sorry that sketch support is taking a break. Hopefully they will get up and running again for fall!

LeaAnne said...

I am so sorry friend. I do know that you will get back to it. The things you love are there for you when you get out of the dark cloud. My friend I think you are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Cute card Mel:)
Love ya,

Brittany said...

such a cute card! YOU MAKE ME SMILE!! :) See that was a smile. :)

Thomas said...

It is very sad that Sketch Support is taking an indefinite break. I really hope that it starts up again, hopefully by the year's end. It has really been such a blessing to you, and you have really created some really fun things that you get to keep or give to friends. Yay!

Sandy said...

I love your card and hope you don't give up scrapbooking or making cards, or all the other creative things you do. I know someday you will be feeling better and your creative juices will be flowing as strong as ever. Your life is making a turn in ways you have not yet imagined. I think it will be even more exciting than the past. When God closes a door he opens a window to a new life. With all my love and admiration.


Christina said...

Hello Melly,

Your card is really cheerful! I hope that you continue to find the motivation to craft and scrapbook because you are so talented. You have a real gift to create beautiful things.

Keep up the good work.

I love you! And Sawyer too,