What started as a few friends challenging each other with a sketch to produce a layout each week, turned into 15,000 visitors a week, an amazing and talented group of scrapbookers that formed my design team over the last 6 years. Pencil Lines has had 267 amazing guest designers, 267 unique sketches and a published book.
Pencil Lines and its design teams have been featured on numerous blogs and websites all over the web as well as magazines from the UK, US, Russia, Brazil to name a few countries!
Pencil Lines has worked with gorgeous products sponsored by the best in the business, and you the readers have also received amazing prize packages from our sponsors over the years.
|sketch 1 provided by Becky Fleck|
|my first layouts for Pencil Lines, eek!|
This is not a decision I have taken lightly, it has been months of decision making on my behalf, and close friends listening to me talk things through with them.
It is no secret that my passion for scrapbooking is dwindling and my love for the craft is not there like it was.
I resigned from my design team spot with Nikki Sivils and I blogged here not that long ago that my heart just wasnt in it.
I have spent the past 7 years scrapbooking on demand, with deadlines and for manufactures, magazines and design teams. I rarely, like many scrapbookers out there like me, have the time to scrapbook for me, for pleasure. I could see that I wasnt dedicating 110% to Pencil Lines, to the many readers out their and to my design team. I knew the time had come for me to hang up my coat and call it quits.
I am sure it has not come as too much as a shock for alot of people, and for some I know it has come as a complete surprise.
I will be working on putting all the 267 sketches into a PDF format and selling for a nominal fee where a percentage will go to charity.
I also have a few books left and will sell those at the reduce price of £9.95 incl postage in the UK. Overseas will be plus postage. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here if you would like to purchase one of the few remaining Pencil Lines books left.
I have had the most amazing 6 years, so many people to thank, amongst them are Sue Deacon, Annie Hafermann, Tracie Hudson, Anam Stubbington, and Leah Fraquharson. Each of these ladies worked extemely hard behind the scenes to make Pencil Lines the success it was. From contacting sponsors, readers gallery winners, guest designers spots and our facebook fan page, all of these were possible because of the amazing team I have had behind me, thankyou form the bottom of my heart.
Thank you typepad for making us a featured blog, we are all so proud of that achievement.
Finally, thank you to everyone who let Pencil Lines grow, the support you gave myself and the design teams over the years. It is you that made Pencil Lines the success it was today....
Thank you for reading this far....