Monday, March 10, 2014

MIM #182 Final Make It Monday linky party

                        FINAL MAKE IT MONDAY


This has to be one of the hardest posts I have written in the last few years....

I know that this news will be disapointing to many of you and I am sorry for that.

The Make It Monday linky party has been running for just over three years now and it has been absolutely wonderful but I am just finding it difficult to keep up with running the linky party and have decided to take a break  and concentrate on home and family for a while.


I want to thank the amazing MIM design team both past and present for their friendship and commitment over the last few years. They are by far the best group of ladies and I have enjoyed working with them. 

I also thank each and everyone of you who have joined in here and shared your fabulous creations with us each week. 

I will be leaving this blog up so that anyone who wants to browse through the past linky parties can and who knows perhaps after a while I might start it up again..........


But for now lets get this last linky party off and running!

Our featured entry comes to us from 




Fantastic masculine card Kelly, love the papers. Thank you for sharing with us.

Our winning commenter this week is

Karen who left a lovely comment for Andrea.

Congratulations Karen! Thank you for getting in to the spirit of MIM. Please contact me to organise your prize.

MAKE IT MONDAY #181
is now open.

Please link up your 
PAPER CRAFT CREATIONS
at the end of this post

We thank our sponsor this week

The wonderful


http://www.etsy.com/shop/LeeHIllustrations

Lee is offering our winner 2 images of their choice.

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!


                            

The fabulously talented ladies of the design team have some gorgeous creations to share with you this week to get you inspired for this week's linky party.

Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hi and to see who they have chosen as their pick of the week. It could be you!


                                             Chrissy  using  Boy with Present 
                                                  











 


 

The Make It Monday Linky Party is Now OPEN!!
It is a great way to showcase your most recent creation or even to share your favourite make from ages ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us. So come on and join in the fun and share with us your beautiful paper creations!! There is inspiration to be found and blogging buddies to be met!


Have a great week!



Michelle :o)




52 comments:

MelodyJL said...

Oh Michelle, what a shame. This challenge is one that I have been participating every week ever since I discovered it. Isn't there anyone who would like to help or take over the management of this site?

Ann said...

Oh, I am so sad to hear this. But I wish you the best. I always loved stopping by and entering and then hopping to other blogs to leave comments. Thanks so much to the DT and other entrants who ever stopped by my blog and left comments. God bless you all.

Karen C said...

glad to be picked as a winner, sad to see this as your last party!! But also very understandable. It is tough and time consuming keeping a challenge blog up and running, even with a DT and sponsor coordinator!

SiskiyouSue said...

MIM and you will surely be missed. Best wishes as you make this change.

Andrea W said...

It is very sad that you're closing the challenge but it's also completely understandable!!! Wishing you the best and enjoy the extra time with your family.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dear Michelle that is so sad.MIM has been a fav place of mine to find inspiration and I have made so many dear blogger friends like LOz through your linky party.Have also blogged about MIM and sent in new bloggers to your site.All the best to you and when things settle down do restart it.
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Loz said...

Sorry to hear this is the final MIM. Thanks to the wonderful team for 3 years of fun..Loz

Margaret said...

May I say thank you to you for all the time you have put into this Linky Party. You truly deserve a good rest but you will be missed.
Hugs
Margaret M

Monika Reeck said...

Sorry to hear that this is the last linky oarty..but I can understand family is number one...Hope you will be happy there with your lovely family and if the children already bigger...you can start this linky party again...I love joining your Linky Party and thanks that I have ever won also at your blog... :)
Hugs, Monika

Mary J said...

:( So sad! But you've done a fantastic job in making it such a success, Michelle! Thank you so much for having me on your team - I have loved working with you and the MIM girls!

Don't forget - give me a shout when you start up again!

Lots of love my dear friend,

Mary xxx

Karen said...

Such sad news! :( You will be missed, but I am so thankful for the weekly fun and inspiration you provided! Lots of love and hugs to the entire team! Enjoy your family and know how much you are appreciated! :o)

Extra hugs and blessings,
Karen

Andrea said...

I'm sad to hear its the last MIM it was one of the first challenges I ever took part in and im pleased i haven't missed the last one thanks so much for all the hard work and dedication it has been very much appreciated and good luck to the future crafty hugs Andrea x 22

Carolyn Dube said...

I completely understand about the energy and dedication it requires- thank you for all that you have given to this!

KOScraps4u said...

Thanks for showcasing my card. I'm so sad about MIM. I love it and the idea to share your ideas with others. You truly are unique to other challenges and I will truly miss it. I hope things slow down and you can come back!!!

Ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yAHOO.COM) said...

Andrea: This news was shocking yest understandable. Will miss the wonderful newsletters and inspiration.
Hoping for your return, enjoy your freedom and was love your craft for you are awesome.

Ms Linda said...

edit my last entry. person TO acknowledge was incorrect. SO SORRY
Michelle for my senior moment.

Meihsia Liu said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Michelle. MIM is such a fun and awesome place to play with all friendly crafters. And you are such a great leader. Hope everything will go well with you and your family. Love & hugs. :)

Donna said...

Michelle, thank you for the wonderful times on Make it Monday. It has been a special part of my life and the memories will stay with me. We have to do what is right at certain times in our lives, blessing in this new stage of your life, don't forget to take time to create.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

I am so sad to hear that MIM is closing. I love this blog; the wonderful DT and allowing us to show off our creations. I understand needing to spend time with family; and they are priority; but we will miss you Michelle. Maybe we will see you again here someday. Take care of yourself and enjoy your time off. You will be lost for a while. LOL! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Claire Boelema said...

Such a shame, but totally get where you're coming from. This is a fab blog and one I've enjoyed visiting over the years. Thanks for all your hard work.

Claire x

Ginger said...

Super sad to hear that MIM will no longer be running. However, I fully believe in family coming first! Thank you for taking the time to run this blog. I appreciate it!

Marie Gamber said...

I am so sorry to see MIM come to a close. I have come to look forward to all the fabulous posts and have made so many friends here!

Thank you for all you did a BRAVO for a challenge well done. You have been amazing!

Hugs,
Marie

Billie A said...

I am so sorry to see this fun blog close. I totally understand though and wish you luck and family comes first. It's been a lot of fun playing along with your blog and hope in the future when possible you come back. Your blog brings so much inspiration. Big hugs.

Vickie ODell said...

I will be sad not to see your new blog posts each Monday. However, I really understand how life requires change sometimes. May God bless you with refreshing creative times that enrich your life and that of those around you. Thanks for all you've done!

Shelly Schmidt said...

So sad to see you leaving : ( I love MIM and I have found so many crafters from all over the world here! Thanks for a great 3 years, and the wonderful challenges!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh no, it is really sad that MIM is closing down, but life does get in the way some times. I wish the design team lots of happiness and blessings on their paths.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Julie said...

I am so sorry to hear the news, I have been a lucky featured artist several times, it's the one challenge that I always enter. I totally appreciate how much work has gone into running the challenge and wish you all the best for your well earned rest! Xxxx

suzARTe said...

MIM will certainly be missed. Thanks so much for the weekly link-up that would have taken so much time and effort. Wishing you all the best of luck in your creative endeavours and thanks again for making this a fun and creative place to hangout online :)

Heide said...

So Sad to hear that this will be the last post, but totally understand. Thank you for allowing us this wonderful opportunity to showcase our work. Thank you and wishing you some well earned rest.
Hugs, Heide

Tammy said...

MIM will be missed for sure, but I truly understand! Best wishes to all of you! Fabulous cards this week also!
Hugs, Tammy

Jan Ltc said...

Thats so sad you will all be missed hope life treats you all kindly hugs. Thank you for MIM xx Jan

Paper Panda said...

So sad to hear the challenge is closing - since I found it last year its been a great source of inspiration!
But understand that "real life" needs to come first I wish you all the best!
Mandy x

Cindy Groh said...

I feel the same way as everyone above. I come here looking for inspiration from other bloggers too. It's such a shame for all of us out there. Would you consider handing over the blog so we can keep it going? I'm serious please email me at grohcm at gmail dot com. Thanks for everything.

Rita Edwards said...

Oh, I will miss your wonderful challenge! I loved hoping over to other blogs letting them know that I saw and admired their work on MiM...
good luck with everything!
hugs, Rita

:: BlueInks :: said...

Best wishes in your new endeavors. I will miss the MIM site.

Laura said...

I will miss linking up here, and seeing the wonderful inspiration each week. I appreciate the time that was put into organizing and running this blog, and I wish you the best!!

Pat N. said...

Sometimes we just all need a break; totally understand. Enjoy your time with family and home.

Barbara Bruder said...

I am so sad to hear your news. I totally understand, but your challenge will be sorely missed by so many.Family is so important and that should be the most important focus for you. Maybe one day MIM will be back. In the meantime, may God bless you and your family and may he give you guidance for the future. Good luck.

Marjorie said...

Oh Michelle, how sad to hear you are closing MIM down.. I think everyone in blog land will miss this fabulous Challenge blog:(.. I loved my time with you and your fabulous team. Wishing you all the very best, enjoy your lovely family and I hope you have time in the future to start up again...
Biggest of hugs,
Marjorie xx

Marie Richardson said...

Such sad news that we have to say goodbye to MIM I love this challenge blog and love visiting other peopls blogs through here. Good luck with for the future
Hugs
Marie
xxxx

ribenaruby said...

So sad to see MIM go...but completely understand. I've enjoyed the wonderful inspiration here. Ruby x

Lola said...

So sorry you have to go, but you need to do what is most important! I've enjoyed this linkup for quite a while and how it encourages us to go out there and see other's creations. Thank you for all that!

vinita jain said...

It is very sad to hear this news and I love your Inspirational DT's team with fabulous projects!
I wish you all the best in future.
With regards and love!

Deborah Adams said...

I am so sad to have read MIM will be closing. I have really enjoyed seeing all the fantastic creations from the DT members and enjoyed joining the challenges. I hope you are able to start up again in the future. You'll be missed.

Angela Treasures said...

Oh No! this is the best challenge site ever. I am so upset it's closing, hope you are all ok. Ange:)

Jennifer Grissom said...

Sad to see this!

Skye said...

Dear Michelle, Your wonderful challenge will be sadly missed. Thank you and your great DT for the all the fun of the past three year. Best wishes to you and your family. Thank you Skye

BethieJ said...

Very sad news! You and the DT will be missed!

Katherine K :) said...

Sorry to hear this news! MIM is my favorite challenge blog! Thank you for bringing us all together! Best wishes to you and your family :).

Merry said...

Oh Michelle, this blog will certainly be missed but I totally understand where you are coming from. I have found some wonderful inspiration through the links and still visit some terrific blogs I discovered. Thanks for all your time and effort and the wonderful Design Team members over that time.

KOScraps4u said...

I wanted to comment again and say how much I will miss MIM. It truly has become something apart of everyone's week…a good way to share all our skills and a great way to meet other crafters. I sure hope it will be back!

1CardCreator said...

Sorry I am late coming by, I only joined up on the weeks I knew I could make it round to comment. You will be missed in the blogging community for sure. Your message of good will and teaching new bloggers that it is important not just to get comments but to give them also is rare and kind. Take care of you and your family, would love to see what you make too, it does not have to be a challenge for us to come by. Big hugs, ~Diane