So Long So Sketchy!

Sadly I have decided to close So Sketchy!'s doors at the end of December.

I take a lot of pride in my work but with So Sketchy!, I have decided to end it. I have loved creating sketches and sharing my work but I feel that my time is no longer needed in created these images. I have been humming and haaing over this decision but a phone call yesterday has sealed it's fate for me and made the decision for me.

We will have one more month of sketches and inspiration from my current DT and then I will physically remove the blog. I'm finding that a lot of people are re-posting my sketch images without my permission (one of those things with a website... I know!). I'm sad to see the site go but maybe I will feel better about my use of time on other projects now.

So long So Sketchy!.... on to bigger and better things... maybe...

Please note that November's blog candy will be the last monthly blog giveaway for me as well.

As you can tell... I'm feeling very defeated today and I don't know how much longer I will continue to scrapbook or to create or to share projects with you here outside of my WeScrap, LCTS/LCOM and myStamp BOX assignments. I think my crafting days are sadly numbered....

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23 comments:

  1. OH Ally..Sorry to hear about So Sketchy..and that people are reposting your sketches....that is so not nice! I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling defeated...you have me a bit worried by saying that your "crafting days are sadly numbered..." please update us when you can...{big hugs}

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  2. Ally!!! Whats up?! You know I just left a comment over at So Sketchy, but reading this post is making me MORE sad! I won't press you, but if you want to talk, email me ((hugs))...

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  3. I'm so sorry to see So Sketchy be closed Ally, but I totally understand your decision. I hope that you won't stop being creative and sharing your work, as I find you so inspirational. I know I haven't been around much lately, but I so appreciate all the inspiration you share with us. You are so gifted Ally. I hope that even if you chose not to share your work anymore (which I would understand considering how many people lift without credit), but I hope you will still be able to create for the benefit of your family, especially your little guy. Take care Ally. I know what it is like to feel defeated and I hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

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  4. I don't know you well yet... but hope your tomorrow is more positive...you still have so much to offer and share with us. Maybe a different direction is needed but a direction of some kind is necessary for someone like you. You have a great following who maybe just doesn't acknowledge often enough how they appreciate you. So from me... you are fab.. love your work and will follow you when and where every you decide to go.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about So Sketchy.. and now to read your blog.. you sound so down!!! I hope you will not go away.. you are talented and we all love your inspiration!!!

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  6. I am so shocked to read about your decision, Ally. It is a decision I totally respect, but I must say I am going to miss seeing your wonderful inspiration each day. Hope you are feeling better soon and that lots and lots of great things come your way. I also hope that you continue scrapping just for your own sake. It is such a worthwhile hobby.

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  7. Oh Ally!! I am shocked to hear this. I hope everything is ok with you. Love all your inspiration and work and your sketches just rocked!!!! TC!

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  8. I was sad to hear about So Sketchy closing down when I opened my email this morning. I was sad when I saw the post up on So Sketchy moments later. But now my heart is just breaking for you.
    If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. You have done so much for me; more than you know. Your encouragement, your lovely comments and the inspiration you have given me is more than I could have ever asked for. Anything you need that I can do...I'll be there. Just ask.

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  9. Oh Ally...I dont like what I am hearing...I hope you eventually (soon) feel differently about your crafting, your talent is amazing and even though I havent met you in person, I think you are an amazing person as well. Chin up my friend. {{{hugs}}}

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  10. Ally, I'm so sorry to hear about So Sketchy! I love your sketches, they are great! And please please please don't stop creating! You are one talented and inspirational lady! You have a gift!

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  11. aww, bummer. hope all is well with you. :)

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  12. Ohhh...you sound so sad! And I'm sad! I will miss your sketches so much!
    ((hugs))

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  13. Ally,love, sending you love nad hugs and anything else you may need - your creative and artisitc spirit on your sop sketchy blog will be sadly missed. If you need ANYTHING, let me know.

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  14. I am really sad to hear...I love your work I always look at your site. I wish you all the best and pleas do not stop scrapbooking...It is your hobby, you love it you have fun doing it, creating beautiful things. Yes, re-posting your work is WRONG, but keep doing it for yourself only then and share it with your family!
    Take care!

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  15. Sorry to hear about you are feeling so down Ally. I hope you don't go away. I really enjoy your blog. It is so wrong when people repost others work and I'm so sorry to hear that it is happening to you.

    sending lot of hugs your way
    Mary

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  16. ((HUGS)) Ally... even though what we are going thru is very different, it's very much the same. It's ok to take a break... but i hope it's not for long... your work so inspires me!!
    ((HUGS))

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  17. ((((HUGS))) Ally...I am so sorry about all of it and I hop that you can see the glimmer back in your scrapbooking life. I have been feelling like this too and already dropped some DT stuff that I can spend more time of having fun again with scrapbooking. Do not lose faith ...you are a very talented lady and so honored to know you, work with you and be a friend

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  18. sending ya the biggest hugest hugs eva chickie! you're in my thoughts and prayers

    hugz
    melody

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  19. You Rock Ally!! I tagged you on my blog tonight! Check it out... ((HUGS))

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  20. Allison, so sorry you feel it's necessary to close up so sketchy, but I totally understand feeling shafted. Please don't give up on your wonderful creative gift. You're a wonderful inspiration to many, so remember that in the more challenging times. I am sure lots of doors are always open to you.

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  21. Ally, I'm sorry that people have abused your generousity but I hope it won't stop you from scrapbooking. Your sketches and layout have always been an inspiration to me and I will miss them. I wish you the best in whatever may come but please don't stop scrapbooking you are too talented! Keep your head up!

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  22. Ally that is awful... your sketches have truly been an inspiration to me and have helped me catch up in my scrapping. I am sorry that people are posting them without your permission. Please don't stop creating your stuff is amazing!!!!

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  23. That's too bad that it's come to this - credit should be given where credit is due!
    I've always loved your sketches and have used them many times, for many different projects. You're a talented artist, Ally, don't stop doing what you love!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.