Friday, September 11, 2009

Sketches 73 & 74, a Blog Hop, and Our Goodbye!

Welcome to another week of fun sketches here at TTS! Before I share what we will be doing here on TTS today and tomorrow, I must tell you about a decision that I have had to make. It is with much regret that I have decided to close Triple the Sketch. In April, I was called to a new position in Bible Study Fellowship. It is an amazing opportunity but it will keep me very busy thus I will have to cut back on some of my design work to do what He has called me to do. The team and I truly appreciate ALL you for sticking by us and joining in on the fun since April 2008! I can't believe we have grown to over 1,100 subscribers!!!! I will continue to share my design work, my organizational posts, my Tuesday's Tips, the His Holy Name challenge, the Scripture challenge, and other creations on my personal scrappy blog--Triple the Scraps. I also will continue to share my sketches but probably on a monthly basis without design team samples on my scrappy blog, Triple the Scraps (not Sketch). I am thinking of doing a "Saturday's Sketch" post once a month. :) I just don't have the time to keep up with both sites anymore. I pray you all understand and that you will thank the team for their AMAZING and dedicated work for the past 1 1/2 years! These women have been a blessing to me and each other! Thank you girls, and thank you to our subscribers!

So, what are we going to do today and tomorrow? We are going to share our last four sketches via a blog hop! Today we are sharing Sketches 73 and 74. You will then hop through the designers blogs to see their creations for these two sketches. This will be a chance for you to thank the team members, to subscribe to their blogs, whatever suits your fancy. Then tomorrow, we will have a hop again doing the same thing except this time with Sketches 75 and 76! We hope you will think this is fun and a great way for us to say good-bye to our dear subscribers!

Now, here are Sketches 73 and 74 followed by the blog hop order. And note that both of these sketches were created by our amazing TTS designer, Jen Evans! Thank you Jen!Alisa Schenck
Chelsea Cook
Danielle Holsapple
Danielle Wycough
Elizabeth Carney
Gloria Stengel
Jen Evans
KellyJean Gettelfinger
Marcee Rodgers
Rebekah Williams
Susan Coish
Tanis Giesbrecht

So, start with Alisa, then hop over to Chelsea, etc. If you encounter a bump along the way, just come back here to this list and keep hopping! :)

Now, join us tomorrow for our last two sketches and our last blog hop! Also, just so there is not any confusion--Triple the Sketch will remain open for you to continue to gather inspiration from; however, we will no longer be having new sketches or inspiration each week. So, come back for inspiration as long as you need to! :) See you tomorrow, and enjoy the hop!


dstandard said...

Glad you have been given an opportunity but sad to see Triple the Sketch go. Great inspiration here!

ellie said...

I can't say it any better than "dstandard"......wishing you the best.

Elizabeth said...

How exciting of a journey that you are about to embark on! I think we all are going on a new journey and a new direction!

Thank you Patter for inspiring me beyond belief and also for helping steer me into scrapping more with the Lord. I truly call you friend and love you so very much!

Randi said...

Congratulations! Walking with the Lord takes us in directions we never think of going; but it is always better than where we have been. God bless and prosper your efforts.

Anonymous said...

I will definitely miss your sketches but am so glad the Lord has called you to BSF leadership! You will be a blessing to the women in your group.

Patter I just want you to know that you are a true inspiration to me. Each time our paths cross, you are sharing your life which is a true reflection of your beliefs.

Blessings in all you do!!

Rona said...

Patter I am so happy to have enjoyed this blog and the inspiration you have shared here (crafty and otherwise). I love your sketches and am proud to say that my scrapbooks have been inspired by many of them. I will continue to follow your other blog and wish you the best!!

Wendy West said...

This is one the most saddest days in my scrapping life. Thanks for all of the sketches, Patter!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Patter - I am sure you have mixed feelings about all that lies ahead....thank you for being such an inspiration to so many. Your 'light shines' so brightly Patter, you share His love and your gift for all to see! I have personally been so inspired by you and your work - thank you!! Do you think there will be a Craft Room in Heaven!?! LOL! God bless you Patter - how exciting, a new door opening...go with God!! {{{hugs}}}

Lisa L. said...

Thanks for the great sketches. I will miss them but I definitely understand. I wish you the best!

TheShermanFam said...

Patter! I'm so excited for your new ventures. I totally understand the busy-ness of life and having to cut back on scrappy much as we LOVE our hobby!! It's hard! But I wish you luck!! And will miss the new sketches and creations each week!

Stephanie Wright said...

Patter, I will greatly miss the weekly inspiration that TTS has provided. However, you will never be sorry for putting the Lord first. The things we do for Him are what truly matter for all eternity.

Thanks for being a constantly shining light in a dark world. May the Lord bless you as you continue to follow Him.

P said...

Patter, I'm so glad you are following your heart. Good luck with our new endeavors. Hope we will see you around.

shelly said...

patter this is so bittersweet. on one hand im glad for you that you are following what calls you, whats most important, but you will definetly be missed! you've been a huge inspiration to me in fact it was you who introduced me to what are now my favorite brand of papers and stamps! (memorybox) and scrapbooking . your layout designs really motivated me thank you sooo very much
so good luck and know you and tts will be missed greatly

for the DT what a huge amount of talent in one blog! thank you to them for sharing their wonderful talent , helping me along with my scrapbooking , altering items and cards with their beautiful work.
good luck to each of you in wherever your lives take you :)
hugs shelly

Renee Lamb said...

Hey Patter! congratulations in your new ventures! Thank you so much for all the inspiration and chance to work with you early in the life of TTS! Your sketches are fun to work with and they will be missed but at least you won't be disappearing all together! Good luck with everything and God Bless!! xoxoxoxo Renee

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