A note to 52 Sketches 52 Weeks Subscribers:

As the Thanksgiving holiday draws to a close and the Christmas season begins, I find myself having much to be grateful for. I have a healthy, happy family, supportive friends, and a terrific hobby that allows me the opportunity to be creative. Almost 2 years ago I began this site. I was looking for a way to share my passion for scrapbooking with others & hopefully in some small way, inspire. I had seen sketches in magazines but had never created any myself. On a whim, I began a challenge site, played around with creating sketches on my computer, and 52 Sketches 52 Weeks was born. I never imagined it would grow as it did, or that I would have the opportunity to work with such talented people - it has been a wonderful journey. However, I have decided to take a break from running the site for 2010. It has been quite a difficult decision, but I am excited to spend the next year focusing on my design work. We still have 5 fabulous weeks of sketches, inspiration, and sponsored prizes so please stick with us - you definitely won’t want to miss out!!!  I suggest to all of you to become readers of my personal blog (Starting Now), where I will still continue to share monthly sketches I create for kit clubs. Even though it will not be in the same format as this site, you will still have the opportunity to access sketch inspiration on a monthly basis :)

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to my wonderful Design Team members over the past year - who have provided such awesome inspiration both through their work & tutorials. Also, a VERY SPECIAL thank you to 52 Sketches 52 Weeks members - you are truly who have made this site so successful. Somehow, I was fortunate enough to attract the kindest, most motivating, most supportive scrappers to my site.  You all have made running this such a pleasure. Thank you all so much :)

On to this week’s sketch . . . 

Here is sketch #48 of 52 Sketches 52 Weeks - feel free to use this for any size layout a (12 x 12, 8 1/2 x 11, 8 x 8, etc.).  

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Here’s what our fabulous design team came up with:

Jennifer Findlay

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Laina Lamb

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Pearl Liu

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Lisa Wood

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This week we have a wonderful return sponsor!!! Thanks so much to Work In Progress Kits!! Make sure to click on the blue link to check out their wonderful online kit club!! I asked Trish, the owner, to share a little bit about her kits:

Work in Progress Kits is a non-commitment scrapbooking club that provides inspiration and creativity to those looking to tell their story. Each month we provide a main kit that is packed with the latest and greatest in the scrapbooking industry, a project kit that is geared toward those who love mini books and altered items, and add-on kit that supplements each of the first two kits!! Kits are released on the 15th of the month, and the rockin’ design team gallery is released on the first of the month. Be sure to check us out on our websiteblog, and on facebook!!!

Work In Progress Kits has so kindly donated this FABULOUS kit below to be given to one lucky winner this week - thanks so much to Work In Progress Kits!!

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Remember, to submit your entry, click on the Gallery tab at the top of this page - all the needed info is there!! Can’t wait to see all your wonderful creations!!