Transformation Thursday: The Finale

Hey, y’all,  it’s Transformation Thursday! It’s time to all get together to share DIY ideas, recipes, and craft projectss. With so many great ideas all in one place, you’re sure to be inspired and be sure to cheer each other on. No matter if this is your first time linking up or if you’ve been around for years, everyone is welcome to join in on the party at the bottom of this post.

After four and a half years and 226 weeks of Transformation Thursdays, I’ve been blown away week after week by your creativity, ideas and amazing support. It’s been a long run, and although so many of you still show up each week, I feel that it’s time to end this amazing party while it’s still on a good note. It’s like that TV show you love that ends at the perfect time – not one season after it should have. That’s where my heart is… it’s simply time.

I will still host an occasional themed party now and then, and I’m really excited about that! But, this party is coming to an end. It’s time to have one last hurrah, celebrate it up in style, and have one last drink on the house.

If you’re a regular participant, please leave a comment so I can be sure to come by your blog and give you a big commenty hug!

THANK YOU! I can’t believe this party that only had 2 participants the first week has grown into such an amazing thing. I’m truly humbled and in awe of all of your support!

 If you wanna grab the button, save it to your computer, then upload it as a photo and link it directly to this post, please 🙂


Now it’s YOUR turn to share your posts for Transformation Thursday! Please don’t link to a shop or anything for sale – but you’re free to share recipes, craft projects & DIY ideas! Go ahead and make a friend or two by visiting some of the folks around you – it’s way more fun that way!

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. I’m sad to see your link party go. Thanks so much for hosting all these years. I haven’t been here for all 4.5 of them, but I’ve been coming for quite a while now and I’ve really enjoyed the party.

  2. Thanks for hosting Gina — can’t believe it’s the finale, but glad to be a part of it!!

    Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

  3. Wow! It’s like the end of an era! Thanks so much for faithfully hosting for so many years, Gina! I look forward to continuing to connect with you through your blog! Have a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

  4. Thanks for the great party each week, Gina! I’ll be sad to see it go, but I give you all sorts of credit for sticking with it for so long! Wow!

  5. I sure will miss your party, Gina! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess week after week! Hosting parties is a lot of work, so this will probably be a welcome break for you.
    XO, Christy

  6. Wow, I’m going to miss this link party. I’m new to link partying, but have really enjoyed the short run I had posting with you. I wish you all the best in your future blogging and partying! 🙂 I’m following you on Pinterest & G+ (Stuffed Suitcase [Kim]) so I don’t lose touch. Take care!

  7. I’m also sad to see your party go – you get such incredible link ups – but I can totally understand after 4.5 years, needing a break – many many thanks for all you’ve done –
    Hope you’re having a great week
    BIG Hugs from Montreal,

  8. Thanks for another party Gina
    Christine from Little Brags

  9. Thank you so much for hosting this party for such a long stretch. Good luck on your future endeavors!! I love stopping by and catching your projects and inspiration.
    Many Blessings,

  10. I wanted to thank you for all the time you have put into hosting the link party. Transformation Thursday is one I list on my schedule. I have also found many interesting projects from other participants in the link party.

  11. I’m sad to see that TT is coming to an end 🙁 Thanks for hosting the party week after week, it will be missed! It’s hard to believe you only had two participants that first week, congratulations on all that success! I guess the “transformation” continues!
    Thanks 🙂

  12. So sad to see it go but even more glad you’re moving on to new and different adventures. i’ll keep on following as always and can’t wait to see where you’re headed in the future.

  13. Hi Gina, Though I haven’t been participating as long as some, I’ve been a weekly regular since May. I’ve enjoyed your parties and will miss them! But seasons of life change, I understand. I hope the future brings you lots of wonderful surprises! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  14. I’m so sad to see you go – I’ve really enjoyed linking up and your linky parties have brought be a lot of lovely new visitors to my site over the last few months. I’ll miss you, and I’ll miss them too! Thank you so much for arranging these parties for us, it really means a lot that there are bloggers out there willing to share some space on their popular sites for us smaller bloggers to promote out work. Your party will be very much missed.

  15. Congratulations on your amazing success and growth, Gina! I will truly miss you wonderful link parties. Best wishes to you and your new adventures!

  16. Wow, that’s a lot of parties…it’s time to take a rest 🙂 I have been linking on and off for a couple of years! Thank you for hosting each week and your dedication to the party!


  17. Gina! I’m sad to see the party go, it’s been one of my favorites for a long time. But, I understand where you are coming one. Thanks for such a great run and for all of your work!

  18. Thank you so much for the party, Gina!

  19. Thanks for hosting, Gina! 4.5 years is a long time…thank you for putting so much work into making a successful party each week. I’ve been coming to your party since I started blogging a year ago and I will miss it. You always have so many great link ups! Have a wonderful week!

  20. Gina congratulations on a job well done and going out with a bang. While I have not linked something up every single week I have enjoyed the party (and your blog) on many occasions.

  21. Thank you Gina for hosting such a great Link Party and for so long. I’ve loved visiting other bloggers and seen what they’ve linked up every week and my Pinterest boards have grown too 🙂 Over the time I’ve Linked I’ve always challenged myself to try and get higher up the list 🙂 so that’s for providing me with a weekly challenge. Now I’m going to have to find something else to do every Thursday. Love your blog and will continue to visit xx

  22. Thank you Gina for hosting such a great link party. It will be sad to see it go but after 4 years I can’t blame you. Have a great rest of your week!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  23. Thanks so much for hosting such an awesome party for all these years, Gina! I certainly haven’t been around for all of them, but have been linking up for almost a year I think! I know it’s a lot of work to host a party like this each week, so thank you for being so faithful to it all this time!

  24. Thanks so much for hosting! I just got into link parties and have enjoyed yours. I know I will miss it. I can’t wait to join your future themed ones.

  25. I’ve only been here about 6 months, but I’m going to miss your parties. However, I truly understand following your heart. Thanks for all that you have done.

    Shannon ~

  26. Congratulations on your decision, Gina! I know, I can’t believe I’m saying that. But, I know this was a big decision and I applaud you for doing what’s best for you. There’s that saying, “All good things must come to an end.” This party has been a good thing and I’ve enjoyed linking up for nearly a year now. It was through discovering your party link on someone’s blog that I discovered you. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party and for sharing so generously with the world your creative talents and inspiration. I’m sure that releasing the party will be very freeing. “Oh the places you’ll go now.” Dr. Seuss loosely quoted.

  27. I’m a late joiner in your parties and truly sad to see it go.. but I truly understand and look forward to the themed ones in the future!!!! God bless and thanks for hosting again!

  28. Thanks for hosting this for so long – – I think I’ve been linking up (on and off) since the second or third month I started blogging last fall. I’ve always enjoyed your party and appreciated you offering your blog space for us to showcase our work. I do think it’s smart to end on a high note, and to everything a season. I of course will still visit The Shabby Creek Cottage for inspiration and ideas – – so this isn’t the last you’ll see of me! Lol.

  29. Thanks for hosting one last time Gina! I shall miss your party! Onwards and upwards though!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  30. No, NO, NOOOO, Your party is one of the very few I still link to!! Love the party Gina but I understand. One last great link-up!

  31. Forgot to mention. I’ll be linking up tomorrow. I have a great furniture makeover going up in the morning!!

  32. I haven’t been here since the beginning, Gina, but I always try to thank you for hosting, because it seems to me that it might be pretty time consuming, so thank you again for all the parties where you’ve given so many of us the opportunity to share our creativity. I’ll be back when you’re back. ~Zuni

  33. Thanks for hosting this great party. I only found you a short time ago, but your party has brought a lot of traffic to my site. Good luck with your future parties and projects.

  34. Gina, thanks for hosting this great party! I’ve been coming here for two years and have enjoyed it so much. Have a great rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  35. Wow Gina- I have a little heartbreak here… first HofH and now the SCC. That being said I totally get your reasoning and I want you to know that I have loved linking up here almost every single week since I started blogging back in February- it has always been one of my favourite parties to come back to because there were soooo many great ideas shared at it!! I totally appreciate and respect all the work that you put into it and thank you for that. Look forward to continuing to follow you at the SCC but will miss you come next Thursday night!!

  36. Thanks, going to miss you

  37. Thanks for hosting all this time, your party was definitely one of my faves! I’m sad to see the party go too… 🙁

  38. Dear Gina – I am SO sad to see your great party come to an end. I’ve really enjoyed linking up each week but I will continue to follow your blog posts and look forward to much great inspiration from you in the future. Huge blessings to you dear lady. Patti

  39. Thanks so much for hosting this party for all those years.

  40. Thanks so much for hosting, Gina! I’ve been linking up here over the past couple of months. I truly appreciate all of you wonderful bloggers who have put so much time and effort into providing places to link up. It helps so many of us! I completely understand things change as well. There’s many new and wonderful things ahead. Thanks again! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  41. Wow, that is long stretch! I have so enjoyed your party over the last year, and as a new blogger really appreciated it! You are awesome! Thanks so much!

  42. Nooooo! I love your parties! I know you’re writing a book though so I’m sure you’re just a tad busy. Can’t wait to keep following you!
    Jamie @

  43. Thanks so much for hosting the party all this time! Sorry to see it end!!


  44. Thanks for hosting, Gina, and thank you for the feature last week – it was very flattering. You’ve brought so many bloggers together here – I love it!

  45. Thank you so much for all the time you put into hosting a great party. I have been linking up for a couple of years. You will be missed!

  46. Awww. I’m sorry to see your linky party go, Gina. (but I understand!) Yours was the first I ever linked up to when I started my blog four months ago and I’ve been coming back every week since. Glad you’ll still do the occasional themed party!

  47. thanks for the chance to par-tay! it was a big help when I first started out 🙂

  48. Looks like I got to the party late, just as you are closing your doors. Oh well. At least I made it for your grand finale! Thanks for hosting. Great blog you have here!

  49. Thanks for hosting for all this time! ~Ali from Pies & Puggles

  50. Sad to see the party end but I understand. Thanks for hosting all this time!

  51. Thanks so much for hosting for so long! You are amazing!

  52. Thanks for hosting this party. Sorry to see them go!

  53. Thank you for hosting week after week, Gina! It was a great party!

  54. Thanks so much for the party, I’m sad to see it go. I’ve loved coming every week.

  55. Thanks for hosting all this time! Come by the Short & Sweet page some time 🙂

  56. Thanks for ALL the great parties you’ve hosted!

  57. Sad to see it come to an end. Thanks for Hosting for the past 4 years!!

  58. Hi Gina,

    I started blogging after being inspired by all the awesomeness in blogs like yours! Transformation Thursdays was one of my first link-up parties. I will be sad to see it go! But I know what you mean on ending on a high note.
    Have a nice day!


  59. Thank you for always being such a gracious host!



  60. I’m sorry to see your party go! Thank you for hosting for so long! What a great selection of halloween crafts today. I’m afraid over here in England it’s turned pretty cold and I’ve skipped straight on to thinking about Christmas, so my contribution to the party today is a link to my Christmas origami stars! Thanks again!

  61. So sad to see it end. You were one of the first parties I linked to when I started blogging over 3 years ago and I’ve been linking up every week since then. Thanks for all the parties week after week and all the inspiration!

  62. Thanks for so many great parties!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  63. Thanks so much for so many great parties! We started linking up here when we started blogging and have loved it! We are just starting our own link party and would love any tips you might have on how you were able to make yours such a huge success!

  64. Rosemary Armesto says:

    Will miss Transformation Thursday. Hope this page will be available for a while. I’d like to spend a looong time reading these. 😀

  65. So sad to see you go! I have only been attending your parties the last several months, but it’s been really fun having you host. I’m still following you on Twitter, etc. Look forward to seeing what else you have in store! ~M.

  66. Thank you so much for hosting a great party each week…. sad to see it go!

  67. Gina,
    I am a relatively new to blogging but I have enjoyed your parties and you actually featured me a few times! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity you gave me! I wish you the very, very best and thank you again!

  68. Gina, I have only been blogging for about 7 months, but yours was the first party I linked up at and have been here every week since! It was a great way to learn the ropes and meet others! Thanks so much for always being such a gracious hostess! 🙂

  69. Thanks for hosting!

  70. So sorry to see this party go. It has been one of my favorites!

  71. Wow – this makes me feel old as yours was one of the first parties I participated in 4 1/2 years ago when I started blogging! I haven’t participated much lately, but still a bit saddened, even though I totally get why. 🙂

  72. Oh NO!!! I am going to miss your party. As a new blogger I have so enjoyed the last 6 months participating in your link party and seeing all the amazing features and creativity there.
    I will continue to follow your blog and look forward to your new book release! Busy girl you are! hugs,-aimee

  73. Thank you for hosting this last party hun and it sure will be missed! ~hugs~ I wish you all the best!

  74. I’m so sad to see this come to an end 🙁 Thank you for allowing me to participate, be inspired, and hopefully, I’ve inspired a few people along the way.

  75. Thank you so much Gina. It has been fun joining in. Wishing you a great success, and
    good luck!.

  76. Though I’ve only been a TT follower for a few months, I have really looked forward to it. After reading some of the comments, I’m not the only one who will be missing this special party. Thanks for being our hostess. Much success to you — I’ll still be following you!

  77. Stephanie C says:

    Sorry to see your link party go!!! I’ve been joining in for the past 2 years & got so many great ideas. Thank you.

  78. I have been joining up with you for the past 3 years and you will be sorely missed. I link up to only a few select parties anymore, just not enough time to do more and yours was one of them. But I will always come back to visit and keep up with things here. Thank you for the time you have put into hosting.

  79. Sad to see you go, but I know the feeling of needing to move on…
    All best luck ~~~


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