Saturday, November 7, 2009

Feedback Required Please!

This isn't the easiest post to make but we are thinking about shutting down this blog. We are feeling that there is a lack of inspiration happening week after week. I guess we are stuck in a rut. Each week we post challenges trying to inspire people with their scrapping & we are not sure that is happening. We are willing to give it another go but we are asking you to let us know what you would like to see from us. New challenges? No challenges? Random stuff? Guest bloggers? ... the sky is the limit really! Please shoot us an email at creativeinspirationblog@gmail.com to give us your feedback. Thank you!

26 comments:

Aino said...

Oh please I really enjoy your blog - it my next stop right after DD. :) I understand it is difficult to come up with new challenges all the time. Perhaps limit to one week... one every two weeks?? I like the gallery picks you have and the other stuff.

Mireille said...

Same here, I also like the Gallery Picks a lot and also the Copy Cat.

(Njoy)

Heather T. said...

I read it every time on my reader, and very much enjoy seeing your personal layouts, as well as the challenges and the picks. I just seriously lack time to participate, so I guess my opinion doesn't really count, except to say that I enjoy the blog...

Lori said...

i just recently found your blog - you've got great blog posts!

Christina Smith said...

My favorite thing about your blog is seeing the layouts, either from all of you or others from the DD gallery. That's the biggest inspiration. The layouts you 'publish' on this blog are amazing! As a digital scrapbooker, I get discouraged because I don't find a lot of digi inspiration, but I DO find that here! Please keep this blog! I like what Aino said, maybe having the challenges spaced out more would be better.

esther_a said...

I visit but don't have time to join in. I do like the inspiration - especially the copy cat challenge.

Lisa Pate said...

I stalk your blog every time I'm on the internet! I definitely love your gallery picks, and your challenges. It's great to hear about scraping from your perspectives. I know I don't always get to participate in your challenges, but it's fun to see what people come up with and post in the gallery.

Carol said...

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Please don't shut down. You are the scrappers I respect so much and really enjoy. I have you on my bloglines and whilst other blogs go unread, as soon as I see there's another posting on yours, yours is the first I check out.

I do like CopyCat the best. I love seeing how people make it their own, so to speak.

Anke said...

I hope you'll keep it open too! At the very least it's a great place for inspiration, posting different LOs is always fun too! The challenges are great, I just don't have that much time either, but I always pop in here and take a peek!!!

Shirley said...

Well you know I love the blog and I love the inspiration I get from it, I would love to see it keep going!

susiecw said...

I hope you keep it going, too! Love seeing the picks and the layouts, here.

rsheedy said...

I'm a huge fan! You guys do amazing work and I seriously can't get enough!

Muddygirl said...

Please dont shut down. I love your blog. I really enjoy your posts and love that you take the time to come up with challenges (I don't post much cause I'm lazy about credits). What I would love to see more of is your layouts posted, maybe with hints and tips about how you achived a certian effect, or how/why you choose to use the papers/elements etc. You guys are all really inspiring scrappers and I think that you have alot to teach the digi community. HTH :)
Sam

Michelle Shackelford said...

Remember that page about "confessions of a blog stalker?" Well, my faves is full of blogs but your blog is the only one I stalk! Full of inspiration and even though I don't participate in the challenges, it does engage my mind and creative spirit.

Kelly said...

I agree with everyone else. Please don't shut down or think that you're not reaching people. I love this blog and read it every time there is a new post. I'm like most everyone too in that I enjoy the challenges but don't have either the time to do it or don't keep my credits when I do. And, sometimes I start a challenge and then veer away from it into something completely different.

I love the gallery inspiration and copy cat Wednesdays. I thinks its fabulous to see your layouts. I agree with the person who said she'd like to see blog posts about how you built some of your layouts. Or even where you go to get your inspiration. Guest posters is a great idea and would take some burden off of you having to come up with ideas week after week.

Renee Sowers said...

Oh no! I don't often participate anymore due to time issues with scraping these days, but I come here frequently to see what inspiration is. I lack inspiration myself, so I LOVE the copycat. I've done them on occasion but didn't keep track of my supplies, so I didn't post. BAD ME! I'd really hate to see the blog go, but I understand what it's like to be in a rut, and I also know what it's like to have a lot on one's plate. I love seeing your personal LOs, and I really like the gallery picks. Okay...I like everything....even though I don't play along much anymore. :(. I honestly would if there were 28 hours in the day.

Renee Sowers said...

I meant to say "scrapping" not "scraping." ;)

kim said...

geez! I agree with the other posters. While I don't have a heck of alot of time to participate, I do enjoy seeing your gallery pics and your pages. Like one poster said, maybe just one a week? I remember when one of my LO's was featured on here, I was so flattered! You guys do a fantastic job, please don't shut it down!

Mary Rogers said...

I love coming here for inspiration and enjoying your Copy Cat challenges...I always have good intensions to participate, but don't always have time.

I am a huge fan, but completely understand the commitment required to keep this blog up.

I too would love you to keep inspiring us.

I think the idea of guest bloggers to come up with a sketch or a challenge would be fun.

: )

Nativescrapper (Cheryl) said...

Please dont shut it down! I really enjoy your site! I love the gallery picks the best and also love looking at the lifts that you lift of other scrappers. I try to also do the challenges and sometimes I forget to post it back here.
Keep going you gals are doing AWESOME!!!

Elena said...

I love seeing the layouts you post! I just don't have time to participate... it's challenging just keeping up with CT stuff! That being said, you are all busy moms and have other creative demands, so do what works best for you!

Kimberly White said...

Hi! This is one of the challenge blogs that inspires me so much.

Doris said...

Oh I would really be sad if you guys shut it down.

I love the Copy cat challenges and the gallery standouts.

I can see how it would be challenging to come up with new challenges. What about doing the challenges less frequently?

WOuld you guys consider adding a post about what inspires you...be it colors, design, photos, other blogs whatever you use as your design stepping stone. It may give us an idea as to how you create. (I know easier said than done!)

You guys are such a amazing creative force.I am so impressed that you are able to do this with three young families. I'm sure we can all understand the time crunch issue you may be having. Do know that I think you guys rock and would be sad not to be able to visit and get inspired!

carebear7s said...

kayleigh- i am your biggest fan. You cost me a fortune! And when you so generously selected my layout to be on your site recently, I was OVER THE MOON! I was a superstar that day! I love seeing your work, your blog, your comments. You guys are awesome!

Tami said...

In total agreement here! Although i haven't had time at all to scrap the last few months....i still LOVE checking in here--it is where i get inspiration, since i really lack it most of the time! :) You both are fabulous and when i have time love to try to imitate your beautiful works! It would be sad to see this blog go!

the sommers' hoot said...

I love your blog and all of the great layouts. I find so much inspiration from seeing great digital pages. Keep it up!