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Announcement... Please Read!!!

Post by vickstar on Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:51 pm

It is with sadness and hesitation, but also excitement and relief that we inform you all that we will be closing the forum from February 2015.  Chloe and i (Vicki) put in a lot of time and effort each month, designing challenges, chasing sponsors, and trying to keep the chatter up in the forum, and we are finding we are not having the time to always be in here anymore, and are noticing that you all are dropping by less due to the lack of chatter also.  

All is not lost though, as from Feb 2015 we will be utilising the SBT50 blog (scrapbookingtop50oz.blogspot.com.au), which we have been giving a bit of a facelift over the last few days, to run our monthly challenge (and maybe a cyber crop every now and again if the challenges are being supported).  We will have a linky tool on the blog for you to load your layouts straight from your blog. If you don't have a blog, you will be able to load to our facebook page.

I have been putting off going down this route for some time now, as i have been a member of this forum since i first came across it in April 2009, and i think it was the end of that year that i took over the running of the forum (and also the attached topsites, which i closed a couple of years ago, due to the amount of work they took, and facebook basically being free advertising for businesses).  This forum has been my 'scrapping baby' for quite some time, and i will be sad to let it go, but having barely enough time to scrap lately, let alone run the forum efficiently, i think this is the best decision for all of us.  We hope you will continue to support our Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus challenges on the blog, and encourage your friends to do so too!

Now for some exciting news.... As we are going to a blog challenge format, Chloe and I have decided that we need some new DT members!!! Please consider joining our team...

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Cheers, Vicki


Owner of Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus
Blogging at: Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus
and sometimes blogging at: Scrappin Vickstar
Find my handmade goodies here: Burdy's Handmade Embellies!

vickstar

Posts : 19198
Join date : 2009-04-16
Age : 35
Location : Mount Gambier

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Post by Chloe on Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:12 am

A bittersweet time. It sure does take a lot of time and effort to run a forum.
We hope you will all join us on the blog from now on and APPLY FOR THE DT CALL!!!
:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Chloe

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Join date : 2009-11-17

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Post by Claddagh Cottage on Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:13 am

WOW that must have been a tough decision to make.
I have been absent for a while but remember all the amazing challenges (like race around the world) the monthly cybercrops and chat nights with frantic bingo games.

Thank You
Thank you Vicki for all your hard work. Assisted of course by Chloe. Also previous DT's Sarah and  Anthea.


I will definitely follow your blog !!

Claddagh Cottage

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Post by bridgetjayne on Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:45 am

I have not been a member here long. When I got back into scrapping this is the first site I was told to try to help inspire me, so I have a soft spot for here Smile

Good luck over at the blog, I will be following Smile

bridgetjayne

Posts : 178
Join date : 2014-03-14
Age : 39

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Post by vickstar on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:09 pm

Thanks guys, it has been a really tough decision to make (I think we were the only surviving scrappy forum) but I need to do this, and it is a relief to have finally made the decision! Thank you all for your support!

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Cheers, Vicki


Owner of Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus
Blogging at: Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus
and sometimes blogging at: Scrappin Vickstar
Find my handmade goodies here: Burdy's Handmade Embellies!

vickstar

Posts : 19198
Join date : 2009-04-16
Age : 35
Location : Mount Gambier

http://scrappinvickstar.blogspot.com/

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Post by gillianm1405 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:52 pm

Perfectly understandable. Time is getting away from everyone these days, especially the ladies with young children. Keeping the blog going is a great idea. Will try and look in more often.

gillianm1405

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Age : 62
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Post by adrienne on Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:13 pm

You have been doing a fantastic job. I know I have enjoyed all the challenges you have sent out. I know it must take up a lot of your time. Looking forward to following you on your blog. Thanks again for all the inspiration

adrienne

Posts : 164
Join date : 2009-04-15
Age : 62
Location : Australind WA

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Re: Announcement... Please Read!!!

Post by Chloe on Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:13 am

A big hug to you all! It's awesome to see so much support! Thanks, ladies Smile <3 Love

Chloe

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Post by Buttercup on Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:25 pm

Sorry to hear of this ladies but can understand and here is to a bright new direction and many more scrappy chats and catch ups xo Sorry I have been MIA- but did enjoy the forum, you ladies have done a wonderful job xo

Buttercup

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Join date : 2011-07-13
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Re: Announcement... Please Read!!!

Post by aliab on Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:12 pm

Oh, this makes me so sad. But also very excited for you Vicki and Chloe. Your challenges, cyber crops and competitions over the years have been both fabulous and inspiring. I've loved being part of this forum. And I'm looking forward to being part of your new adventure too. All the best Love Love Thank You

aliab

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Post by mumofheidi on Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi Ladies
just thought I would drop by and see what was new and found this news. Jeez you can tell I haven't been by for awhile lol. So sad to hear. It would have been a difficult decision to make when you feel so passionate about something you have worked hard to put together and keep going. Understandable though. It seems this day and age the scrapbooking forum communities are few and far between. Perhaps the introduction of facebook groups and so on is partly responsible, or maybe the fact that scrapbooking is kind of dwindling in numbers due to the introduction of things like project life, mixed media etc. I dunno!
Personally I haven't been around since I am now working! Very exciting for me, especially since Annika is heading off to big school. We have also been told by our owners we rent off (for nearly 10 years now) that they are selling the house and we need to move. So juggling the move, work and getting the kids organised to start at a new school is a very tiring, and financially draining experience. Not forgetting hubby's heart attack at the end of last year, so we have really battled lately with everything. Scrapping has really REALLY been put aside. For good? Who knows. I just find my priorities have now changed, and what little 'me' time I have now, I prefer to spend it with the family doing things together, or catching up on other things that have been put to the way side.
Please do keep in touch though, I will keep an eye out for the blog. SBT50 is pretty much the only site I associate with now when it comes to papercrafting, so I will be lost without you.
Thanks Vicki and Chloe for all your work, and to all the other members who have contributed. It will always have a special place in my heart.
xxxxxxxxxx

mumofheidi

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Re: Announcement... Please Read!!!

Post by Chloe on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:49 pm

Thanks, Buttercup! Vicki sure has put a LOT of hours into this forum and all the goes with it.

Yes, Ali - it is a little sad, but onwards and upwards!

Aw Kate, you are a special part of SBT50 too!
Really hope things go well for you with your work, moving, school and hubby's health
Will keep in touch for sure Smile
xxxx

Chloe

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Join date : 2009-11-17

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Re: Announcement... Please Read!!!

Post by vickstar on Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:18 pm

Thank you for all your kind words ladies! It was a very hard decision to make, but i am really at ease with it now. I haven't had the time to fully dedicate it to the forum like it needs, and moving to the blog will take so much pressure off me.

You can still interact with us on facebook as well as the blog, and don't forget the DT call!! Open until Feb 9!! Smile

_________________
Cheers, Vicki


Owner of Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus
Blogging at: Scrapbooking Top 50 Aus
and sometimes blogging at: Scrappin Vickstar
Find my handmade goodies here: Burdy's Handmade Embellies!

vickstar

Posts : 19198
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Age : 35
Location : Mount Gambier

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