Striving toward our ultimate goal ~ creating these cards.
Hello to all... You have shown me such support to this project, even though, it has been very sluggish to reach our goal.
Still, I want everyone to know, that even though THIS campaign may not reach the goal - this in no way means the end of the effort. So very much has gone into this and all of you who have supported me have brought me a great feeling of fellowship and comradery.
The particular arrangement - and even timing - of this project may have been a bit off. But, I ask you to hang in there with me. I have been looking into various situations regarding this and I feel that should we RE-launch and restart this project with a new approach, we will be in a much better state of working toward a successful completion.
I would like you to remain a part of the team. It is that teamwork that together brings a project to success. I will be updating you as to when I will be restarting the project and hope that you will continue to remain a part of this. Also, any and all of the personal suggestions that you send to me is greatly regarded as well.
One thing that I have come to feel, is that we must work to make these cards with a much lower goal. After all, this IS only my First Project and I don't have a large Built-in support community to race me toward success. But, you have been here for me, and that is what is most important.
In the beginning, I had decided that creating a number of great rewards would be something that many would want and appreciate -- and certainly that may be the case -- but, all those rewards did drive up my upfront costs and ultimately made for a high goal.
I did figure that enough people would come together to make it all something that could be created. That's why I committed to such a large amount of rewards... even two different T-shirts and one with Two-Sided printing. BUT... most important is that this is first and foremost about the CARDS.
If we can get the cards created... I will then work to have - in the future - the T-Shirts and other items available to those who would wish to have them. But first... we will have to focus on getting the cards made.
So, when we RE-Launch this... I will be focusing on the CARDS and bringing the Goal to a MUCH more attainable number where we can all together see the deck come to life. Anything that you can do to help me in spreading the word will also be appreciated. I will be working hard to make things good for us all.
Right now, as I work toward restructuring things - I am leaving the project Open and Active. Anyone who still chooses to support it now, will be coming onboard... and when we RE-Launch... You will be notified before it is Launched. I do believe that with your support, we can create this playing card art deck.
I can't thank you enough for your support. This is only the beginning - for this deck... and even others that I wish to create.
Thanks again - and I will always be in touch. I am also here with any questions or comments that you may have.