Brooke Taking a Break From Designing

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Brooke Taking a Break From Designing

After joining with us practically at the beginning, Brooke has decided she needs to take a break from designing. While we completely understand the need to refocus, we will miss her very much! Here's a little note from her:

So I'm changing things around, as life has a way of doing that to a person.

I prayed A LOT about this decision...

Digital scrapbooking design and photography slowly became more than hobbies the last few years -- making a little income from them -- however, I have to tone them BOTH back to hobby status... for now.

I still madly love and adore Pixel Scrapper! I feel a huge sense of "home" there - but I'm stepping down as a regular designer... for now. Maybe things will change in the future and my time will be shifted yet again - and allow for consistent time to digital scrapbook design. If that happens - Marisa and Jordan will be the FIRST people notified smiley and just maybe they will have space for me. However, for now -- well, I guess I'd rather just look at it as taking a break smiley

I'm sure, usually, when a designer isn't consistently designing, or leaves a company, there designs go with them. But I'm not going anywhere else and I'd like for my designs to be available. I just can't design new stuff right now.

So - just because I'm taking a break, doesn't mean my designs have to go away. I'd like to pay-it-forward and starting in 2014 - I want any income my designs on Pixel Scrapper bring in, to go to Marisa and Jordan. smiley

I've already discussed with them - so everything is all set. Marisa and Jordan are two very kind and hard-working people - and I'm excited to see what 2014 brings for them and Pixel Scrapper!

Blessings to Brooke in her new journey! And thanks for being a great part of the Pixel Scrapper team.

Oh Brooke, I am so sad you are leaving the design team! I have had a crush on your handdrawn kits and your grungy overlays from the start. We will miss you! What a beautiful gesture to donate your designs to Marisa and Jordan - who both deserve every good thing coming to them. I hope very much we will still see you around in the forum sometimes. Thank you for the last couple of years and all the beautiful designs in your legacy. Good luck in all your future plans!

I Will miss you Brooke, you are really a good designer and a nice person as far as I know. Wishing you good luck on your new journey and a lot thanks for your contributions so far. Hope we can see you again among us!

I would have to endorse what both Marisa and Melo have said. Yes, Brooke, you will be missed -- A LOT -- but I think that everyone here understands your reasons for stepping down, and wishes you and your family all the best for the future. You have to do what's right for YOU. Love and many 'Hearts' to you and yours.

Very best of luck and all the most wonderful wishes to you, Brooke, and thanks for all of your lovely work! I will hope to see more of your designs someday, and I think it's very kind of you to donate proceeds to Marisa & Jordan in the meantime. Hope you and your family are well & continue to be well! xoxo smiley

Best wishes to you and your family, Brooke, in whatever God leads you into in the near future. It's always good. smiley

I´ll miss you a lot Brooke. I not only have used your pices at my own designs, but also have you as a source of design inspiration. I learned a lot with you, much more than I can express. But I, for sure, understand your point: Making digiscrap kits takes a lot of time, and sometimes we just need to focus on other things. I wish you the best smiley

awwww... I will miss you greatly. You are a beautiful woman, but I know everything in life has it's seasons. Hoping you have a season back with us in the future, but I will also trust and pray for the best God has in store for you this year moving forward. {{{huuggggs}}} & Blessings!!!

Best wishes with your new path, Brooke!

Brooke, Thank you for all the wonderful designs you have provided and best wishes on wherever life takes you. You have such an amazing and positive attitude! smiley

Oh goodness, I'm so sad to see this!! I will miss not only your beautiful designs, but your genuine kindness (I'll always remember how you helped me through the hiccups right before the launch of my first bundle. You went above and beyond!). I sincerely hope that things will eventually shift again and you'll be led back here!

Brooke, I do wish you the best. This is bittersweet for me because I want what is best for you and your family but at the same time I will miss working with you as your uploader. I love your designing and as others have said your hand drawn items! My hope is that some day down the road you will be able to come back to us and share your talent! Either way, absolutely nothing is more important than your family and your happiness....and when something becomes too stressful it is just not worth it! Happiness always!

Brooke - I am so going to miss your designs - you are such a talented, lady! But I totally understand the need to take a break & re-focus... I only hope you will continue to visit the forums and keep in touch with us all... God bless!

I want to add my well wishes to you and say I also will miss you. You have been an inspiration to me but I fully understand the need for a break too. Sometimes life just has a way of taking over. May god bless you and your family.

Good luck Brooke, it's been a pleasure getting to know you. You're such a beautiful spirit and I hope all goes well for you. smiley

Oh Brooke, I hope you all the joy and happiness in your new path! You will be missed around here.

Brooke - your designs will be missed but I do hope that you will still be able to pop in and say hello sometimes?! It is so kind of you to leave your designs behind. I hope that 2014 brings much peace and happiness your way.

I am a bit sad now but I understand that sometimes the path in life goes somewhere else. I wish you and your family the best in the future and I hope that you don't stop to come by and say hello to us once in a while here at Pixel Scrapper. smiley We will miss you a lot Brooke! Thanks for sharing your amazing designs and helping us out at the forums.

Good luck Brooke! Wishing you the best for 2014...and you will be missed!

Thanks so much for the kind words and well wishes - they WARM my heart!
-- but I want you all to know I'm NOT leaving Pixel Scrapper - I'm still going to be here smiley

Actually, I'm "here" a lot! smiley

I'm just not designing bundles, and kits, etc right now. (although I may jump in on a PS blog train here-and-there)

This is the best community!

Sad to see you go as a designer, but glad that you're staying as a community member, and leaving your amazing designs behind. I wish you all the best on your new path. I'm sure you'll be welcomed with open arms if you decide to design again in future. Thanks for all that you've done for us.

Good to hear that you'll still be active in tha Pixel Scrapper community. I'll miss your delightful sketches and designs but nothing in life is certain except change. It sounds like this change is a needed one and I wish you the best.

I, too, absolutely love your work and the inspiration you provide with your wonderful designs and color combinations. What a generous gift you've given to Jordan and Marisa--and to us all. I received a card recently from a former intern who just published her first book--a children's fairy tale-- that simply said, "May all your good come back to you." My wish for you too. See you on the blog trains for sure! God bless you on your personal and professional endeavors.

Well, that's the good news then Brooke! It'll be great to see you in challenges and in blog trains ^.^

Indeed good news! Let's see it as taking a break! smiley

Brooke,you will be missed around here,however,i do understand your stance.Whatever you do be blessed and have fun.

All the Best to you Brooke. So glad you will still be around. Adore your designs.

I wish you all the best Brooke, thank you so much for your generosity!

You will be missed! Good luck in all you do!

Wow, I just popped in and saw this thread and couldn't believe it.....although, I can definitely understand. A few years ago I had to step back
from designing as well and left the store I was at, for a time. Then the seasons changed and now, 2 years later, I am back designing again, only this time I am at the best site on the web, what a blessing. I am truly going to miss you, and I pray that God will bless you in whatever season
you are in right now. Take time to really enjoy your family and whatever God has planned for you. You know we will always be here for you at Pixel Scrapper and hope you will still be around, even if not designing, to hang out in the forums:)

Brooke all the best and I look forwarding to continued interaction with you.