Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ADSR4 - by the numbers

1 super amazingly awesome Theresa who hides behind the curtain working furiously on all things ADSR and NDISB (which still has to run properly during the race)
2 disasters - the ice storm in the US and the bush fires in Australia
7 weeks of fun, friendship, frenzy and (hopefully) all-around good times
13 challenge host sites bringing new perspectives, new ideas and new insight to your scrapbooking
14 ADSR4 volunteers (some of whom didn't really know what they were in for, but did a fantastically wonderful job through their (unfortunately) many personal tribulations during the race)
203 teams that finished the race
236 teams that started (or were created during) the race
734 (and counting) forum threads created during the race
4,662 wonderfully creative and inspiring layouts created during the race! 4,662!
17,805 comments (and counting) on the above layouts
27,990 forum posts to the ADSR4 forums and sub-forums during the race (apparently we all talk a lot!)
Unknown - the number of clarification questions asked about all of the challenges!

While Theresa is making ready to announce the Grand Prize drawing and runner up winners, I would just like to take the opportunity to thank each and every racer that took part in the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race - Season 4! When we undertook this four years ago, we had no idea that it would grow into such a powerful engine of friendship and community. With so many racers joining us from so many places around the world, we truly do hope that the ADSR can in some small way help to bring people together in a positive way. Our thanks to each of you for making the ADSR what it has become!

19 comments:

Aly said...

I'm sure I speak for everyone what I say that there is a special place in our hearts for you and Theresa, Ernie. To be able to bring so many people together with a shared passion for this thing we do, and expand our minds in the process?

Y'all are priceless. Thanks for the journey again this year, and I'm already looking forward to Season 5.

Peace & Blessings!

madelineas said...

And the last thing on the by the numbers list should be.
'Ernie and Theresa--PRICELESS'

Thank you both for all your hard work and dedication.
When does the next one start? The 'Crazy Old Broads' are ready

nanasdinky said...

I want to thank you all for starting this amazing digi scrap race!! I have had a blast the past 2 years and I hope it continues...I love meeting new people and making new friends and the challenges are just awesome..Thank you for all you do...all the hard work...May God Bless you !!!

anabellpepper said...

It is us who thanks you all for all your time and hard work to make this race so much fun and come up with so many great challenges for us.

I love the pages I created for this "contest" With each prize we earned just for completing pages each week, I think we all came away as winners. Thank you so much for that.

DancingPrincessDesigns said...

Thank you for such a wonderful site and inspirational challenge! I look forward to next years race!

Penny said...

Yes, thank you VERY VERY much for all your hard work and generosity of time to allow us to have such a fun digi scrap event! I loved every second!

eph2810 said...

Ernie - you and the team have a marvelous thing going. I do hope to return next year (hopefully with the same partner)...Thank you so much for all the fun during the race :)

Melanie aka Mom_of_5 said...

Thank you so much to ALL the staff and volunteers who made this race such a success!! Wonderful!!!

Jennifer said...

The race was truly amazing. I had a lot of fun and finally connected with someone who I should have months ago thanks to this race. I can't wait for #5(please don't make me wait until 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Nancy said...

Those are awesome numbers! (well maybe not the disaster ones......) Thank you both so much for all of this, it was so much fun. I hope to be able to do it again next time (I won't say next year, still hoping for two in one year....maybe.....)

Val said...

and 1 great time!
+ 300 and some more days until the next on!
thansk to you all

DarkPheonix said...

This was my first race, and I had a blast!! THank you so much for such a creative and fun idea!! I will definitly be back next year!!You guys rock!

Amysout said...

This was my first year to be in/complete the race & I had so much fun! It was a great feeling knowing I completed each challenge AND created a LO for eternity in the process! Plus, it was fun getting to know my partner. I look forward to the next season!!

Kelly said...

Love the "clarification" sentence! hehehe Good stuff Ernie!

Amazing numbers.

Amazing race.

Amazing hosts.

When does the next one start??? Any guesses?

Janie said...

Another AMAZING race! I competed in the second and I think that this year was even more fun. The organisation of this is awesome. Kudos Theresa, Ernie and all the checkers and sponsors!

Janice said...

Wow those are amazing numbers all around. Thank you Theresa, Ernie and GurlonTheSun. our team volunteer. The added prizes for just participating and completing the challenges have all been super. This was my first race and if it continues, I'll be here next year.

Queen of Chaos said...

Thanks for sharing all these numbers. :) It's great to read them.

And Thank you all who helped make this race possible and fun. I know it's lots of work. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say YOU'RE THE BEST!!!

Team 209 is crossing their fingers to be the winners this season! {I wish upon a star!}

Meredith said...

Thanks for all of your hard work! :)

heidig said...

Thank you so much for all fun. It must have been a ton of work to organize and execute everything I just want to thank you all.