16 April 2016

Thoughts to Ponder | Blog Restart


Hello Friends!

It's Kristine here today. Please have a seat!!!
I have been thinking about Creative Scrappers the past few weeks and I am pondering the thought of starting up again. YES! YES I AM!  I do miss the sketches that I posted on a regular basis and of course seeing how YOU create with the sketches was so much fun.  I have finished one of my dt terms, and I have a bit more time to play and coordinate for the next few months or more.  That means that I could create a few sketches for YOU!
 I also looked at this page counter and saw that CS started April 25 2008. That's a long time ago and over 2.5 MILLION visitors since then !!! That's HUGE for a Sketch blog ;-)


Think about it - Creative Scrappers as a sketch blog again - not in the same format we had before with 10-12 designers and a bi weekly sketch reveal. I am thinking of something smaller with more guests and perhaps a reveal every month instead. That will give you more time to create with the sketch. I will have a team a designers but not a large number that I had before.

So with this posted, I would love your feedback.
Are there too many blogs/outlets for sketches now? Are you still interested in creating with sketches ? Would you participate in our reveals ? Be interested as a guest or maybe a designer?

Just throwing a few questions at you .. you can post in the comments of this blog post or on the CS facebook page. I really would love to hear your thoughts.

Here is a sketch for you!
I couldn't leave you without a little something!
I created this sketch based on a layout I created for Jillibean Soup last week. 


Here is my layout -- Adventure Outside
-- You can add 2 photos or just 1 4x6 pic with a small filler card perhaps? 

Enjoy creating with this sketch and please share it using #CreatingWithSketches  and you can also tag me on instagram @KristineDavidson

talk again soon!

45 comments:

  1. I HAVE MISSED YOU - and your sketches! And being on your team! I would love to be involved again, and will bring this sketch along to my scrappy retreat next week! Mwah!

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  2. Yes!!! Please!! This was one of my favorite sketch sources and I would really love to have more from you, as well as participate in any and all capacities.

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  3. YES! I love sketches and yours are some of my favorites. I think the monthly idea is great.

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  4. Yes please! I love your sketches too.

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  5. Great sketch, I miss your inspiration, Thank you!

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  6. I loved so much this challenge blog and it would be great if you will restart it.
    I think we can never have too much sketches to play with!
    I would also love to be a guest designer if you need some and like my works

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  7. Oh sketches are my most enjoyed of all challenges to do.. and I remember creating a layout for your sketch book a few years ago.. so yes I would love to see your sketches come back and if you would like me to create for you again I would love that too!

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  8. Un immense merci pour ce nouveau sketch, Kristine

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  9. Oh I want that !!
    Your sketches are so inspiring, so fun to create with.

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  10. So excited! Creative Scrappers has always been my favorite!

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  11. Love your sketches would be great to see the blog started up again and the challenges. For me there is never enough sketch challenges

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  12. This makes me happy -your sketches are some of the best on the www. There are not many blogs thar have your touch and I would love to be a part of CS in any way. ๐Ÿ’œ

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  13. I love sketches and there can never be too many out there. Would love to see you restart!!!

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  14. Yay!!! You're back!!!!! I still have my mug with Creative Scrappers on it from years ago!!!! Always loved your sketches!!!!!!!

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  15. I love sketches and miss your sketches. I use them all the time and mostly from my old layouts. It turns out differently every time. Every once in a while I have some free time do so whatever and always look for a new sketch or a challenge to try. I like the idea of something smaller, once a moth with guests.

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  16. Yay! Would love to see your sketches again for sure!

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  17. Yes, yes, yes!!! Such great news!! I have missed your sketches and will definately play along. Once a month or every two weeks would be great๐Ÿ˜„

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  18. I love sketches!! and yours are some of the best! I would love to have you back!!
    I've already pinned this one and your amazing example! It's too cute!

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  19. Clapping my hands! Resounding YES, please :D

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  20. Would be so exciting if you would bring back the sketches

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  21. This makes me so happy, Kristine! I've missed playing with your sketches! Please resume your challenge!

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  22. Oh my gosh I would love for you to start up your sketches again. I have purchased all three volumes plus the printables for my travelers notebook. I use them all the time for creative inspiration!

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  23. Omg yes pleassseeee start again !! I have missed your creations !!

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    1. Yes please! Always have loved sketches and this one is great!

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  24. Kristine, I do not think that there is too much market saturation. In fact, I think your timing for a restart is ideal as there has been a decline in scrapbook layout sketch sites. There was a huge void created not only by the loss of CS but also Sketchabilities and PageMaps not hosting monthly challenges. While some manufactures offer monthly sketch challenges, others have dropped theirs. The beauty of a non-manufacturer site challenge is the freedom to create with any mani product whether old or new. Liking your idea of a more manageable set up with a monthly challenge. Hope to see the site active again soon. :)

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  25. Eeek! YES! Please come back! While there are still a number of sketch challenge blogs out there, many of them just don't inspire creativity like yours. Your page is beautiful by the way! I saw it over on the Jillibean Soup blog and was totally inspired. Too cute!

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  26. I would love to see you start it up again Kristine! Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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  27. I had just discovered your blog about 6 months before you stopped posting. I was hoping to try out for the next DT. So yes! Come back! I want to try out for the DT! :)

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  28. I had just discovered your blog about 6 months before you stopped posting. I was hoping to try out for the next DT. So yes! Come back! I want to try out for the DT! :)

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  30. I love sketches. I personally don't care about a DT but like at least 1 samples of sketch. I have never done challenges. Adding in an occasional old sketch with a sample with new product would make it interesting too.

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  31. Yay..what fun! I would love to see all the beautiful inspiration again. Anything you can offer would be so great. Whatever fits your time table, and that sketch and layout is AWESOME! So thank you for that. Once a month souds good too. Thanks for considering this again. Woo hoo! Smiles ~ Janet

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  32. I was a newbie prior to the ending of your posts, and am thrilled that you are back!!! I cannot wait to give this sketch a try! It would be awesome to be on the team or a guest.

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  33. Love this sketch and that you are coming back on a small scale! Your page is so adorable! :)

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  34. "Clap clap clap"---fireworks!!! So glad the sketch site is back !! Can't wait to get started!!

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  35. wonderful! Your sketches are super and I'm happy for this return.

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  36. Soooo excited for you Kristine!!! SOunds totally wonderful, looking forward to it all again!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

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  37. FABulous news Kristine, so happy to hear this news!!! Having just returned from holidays with plenty of happy snaps, this may just be the boost I need :) :) :)

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  38. Oh I love a good sketch, who doesn't! Good luck with your revival - I think the timing is splendid!

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  39. would love to you back!!! I love your sketches - always an inspiration :) Love this sketch and your layout is amazing!

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