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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

It's Birthday Time Again!

Scribbles Designs is celebrating its 6th birthday this month! 
 On January 15, 2013, we had our very first challenge.
Six years later we're still going strong.
In fact, we've grown yet again!

We now have two separate teams--a full time team and a part time team.
Our full time team has a total of eight members!
While I (Lisa) have been beside Sandy's side since the beginning, 
Nick came on just four months later in May of 2013,
and Suze started the following year in Jan. 2014. 
Pat joined us in April of 2016 after being a guest for a three month term.
In March 2018 we started a part time team of one with Julie
 Diane Louise, a full time member for almost three years (March '16-Jan. '18),
has stepped down from the full time team but will remain as a part time member. 

Most recently we have acquired two new people--
Petra is joining us full time and Janice is coming on part time.
We introduced them Sunday afternoon and they both officially start today!

We continue to have our Monthly Challenges
featuring projects from our full time members, 
as well as our Monthly Inspiration Posts
featuring projects from our part time members
and any extra projects made by our full time DT!

 We remain dedicated to supporting a number of
other Challenge Blogs through sponsorship!
PLUS this year we have plans to add a Scribbles Designs Gallery
AND a Standout Scribblers Wall of Fame--more details to come on 
these two fun new additions to our blog!!!

The store now has close to 1000 Scribbles Designs images,
with over 150 of them being FREEBIES!
The store stays committed to offering Scribble Doodle Designs
(a collaborative effort between Sandy S. & Lisa D.)
and is still home to selling designs by D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles as well!

We've accomplished a lot in the last
and with your continued support, we hope to accomplish much more!!!

Right now we're kicking off our celebration with our first
Challenge of the New Year!

Our Birthday Event

We are going to start today off with our regularly scheduled challenge. Here is what you need to know to enter Challenge #73 - It's Birthday Time Again:
  • Make a birthday themed project. It can be a card, a decoration, an invitation, etc. As long as it is suitable for a birthday, it will qualify for our regular prizes.
Whether you are new or one of our regulars, we are so thankful that you are here with us on our little spot in blogland today and are hopeful that you'll be able to join us for this special challenge. Any questions about the challenge? Please read our Rules located in the right sidebar.

If you would like to purchase a Scribbles Designs image click HERE.

Sandy is happy to provide you with a freebie for participating…

 #F 158 It's Your Day


Psst...don't forget to left click on the image to bring it up full size in the light box before saving.

This month's prizes...

We have made some changes to our prizes for 2019. Starting this challenge, prizes will now include the following:
  • $10 worth of digi images from the store for a random winner who uses any kind of image--that person will be called our Top Scribbler
  • $3 worth of digi images from the store for each of the Top Three (chosen by Design Team).
  • $5.00 worth of digi images from the store for a person chosen as our Standout Scribbler. In order to qualify for this prize, you will need to use a Scribblers Designs image on your project. Individuals chosen as a Standout Scribbler will have their project added to a new special page on the blog called, "STANDOUT SCRIBBLERS WALL OF FAME!". If no entries use an SD image during a challenge, there will be no Standout Scribbler chosen for that particular challenge. At the end of our 12th challenge of the year (finishing up Jan. 14th, 2020), any project featured on our Wall of Fame will have the opportunity to be chosen as the 2019 Standout Scribbler and will receive $10.00 worth of images from the store (digital papers not included). Each challenge, on a rotating basis one member of the Design Team will choose their favourite project featuring an Scribbles Designs image, in order to determine who the Standout Scribbler for that challenge will be.

Now, since we are celebrating our birthday this month, we will also have some additional prizes for this particular challenge including the following:
  • A special prize package featuring some of Scribbles Designs most iconic birthday images will be given away to one lucky winner. The images in the pack will include the following:
    •  In order to be eligible to win this special prize package (value $12.00), you must:
      1.  Leave a Comment on this post.
      2.  Enter a birthday themed project into our challenge. 
  • We will also be giving away a copy of Carl's Party which also features a number of great birthday themed images:
    • In order to be eligible to win this special prize package (value of $12.00), you must:
      1.  Leave a Comment on this post.
      2.  Enter a project into the challenge USING AN IMAGE FROM SCRIBBLES DESIGNS. If you don't have any images you can use the freebie featured in today's post or you can find a number of other freebies in the store by clicking on Free in the label section (click HERE to head to that section now).
  • Finally, one random commenter chosen from each participating DT member's blog post will receive a copy of the main image used on their creation. There are a total of seven images available, so be sure to head out and visit all our members and leave a comment on each stop along the way for your chance to win even more goodies.

This challenge will end on February 14th at 8:59 p.m. PST. ALL associated tasks for winning a prize MUST be accomplished no later than 8:59 p.m. PST on February 14th. The list of winners will be published in a separate post. Be sure to check for the winner announcement if you have entered this challenge.

Normally we'd now show you all the creations that our DT members have made.
However, instead we're simply going to show you a sneak peek
in order to get your creative juices flowing.

Be sure to click on the header to find each of our incredibly talented Design Team members along with Janice, one of our part time Inspiration Scribblers…

using #706 Woolley Chorus Line
and #0168 WP HBFlock (inside the card)

Before you go...

We've got a couple of other activities planned for our special birthday celebration so be sure to pop over once and a while during the next month!

Now it is your turn to get in on the fun!

Enter Scribbles Designs Challenge #73-
It's Birthday Time Again!

Link Up Below:
Please enter your project using the link up below. Please add SD after your name if you have used a Scribbles Designs image on your project (worth 2 entries for general prizes and necessary to win the Carl Party set). Also, if you'd like to be a GDT during a future quarter, please add GDT after your name. This link up will close at 8:59 p.m. PST (11:59 p.m. EST), February 14th, 2019. Remember, we've got some extra prizes available this challenge so be sure to read above for all the details!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Big Welcome to our Newest Members!

Hello there folks!  I'm pleased to announce that we have a couple of people joining us here on the team. We have one person joining full time as our newest Design Team Scribbler and one person joining us part time as an Inspiration Scribbler! You'll be seeing projects from both of them starting on Tuesday when we'll be here with our special birthday celebration; so, now is a good time to get to know them a bit better.

First off, I would like to introduce you to Petra, our latest full time Design Team Member.

My name is Petra and together with my husband I live in the Netherlands. Card making is one of the ways I use to relax from work.

Many years ago I started with the standard 3D images and some origami. Since then I tried many different techniques which make crafting so much fun as you are constantly learning something new. One of my favorite techniques however stays stitching, so you will regularly see stitched cards (hope you don't mind).

The chance of being part of a wonderful design team brought me in contact with other lovely crafters and with using digi stamps. A great experience. 

You can visit Petra at her personal blog

Next up, I am pleased to introduce you to Janice, the latest member of our part time Inspiration Scribbler team. You might recognize her name and work as Janice was one of our Guest Scribblers during the first quarter of 2018.

I live in the UK and have enjoyed crafting for many years, being taught to knit and sew at a young age.

My love for card making really started whilst I was cross stitching about 15 years ago. Although I loved making cards from my stitched work, I found they were quite time consuming. After buying a card-making magazine one day, I became hooked on paper crafting.

I love making cards using various techniques, there always seems to be something new to learn. My favourite ‘go to’ items to use, are embossing folders, dies, stamps and digi-stamps.

I am thrilled to have been invited to join the Scribbles Designs Team, as I really enjoyed my time as a Guest Designer last year.

 You can visit Janice at her personal blog


Please join me in welcoming both Petra and Janice to the Scribbles Designs family! If you have a chance, why not pop over and say hi! You can find their personal blogs either by clicking on their name header or their blog address.

While you are here, I also want to let you know of an internal switch within our teams. Diane Louise is stepping down from the full time team. Thankfully, we aren't losing her completely. Diane Louise will be joining Julie and Janice as a part time Inspiration Scribbler which means that now there will be at least three projects showcased each month during our Monthly Scribblers Showcase.

Before You Go...

Scribbles Designs turns six years old on Tuesday and we'll be celebrating. I hope that you'll join us again at that time. If you'd like to help us spread the word, please grab the badge below and add it your own sidebar linking it back to the Scribbles Designs Blog.  We have lots of awesome prizes planned so mark your calendars and join us again on January 15th!

 Happy crafting until we meet again!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Challenge #72 Midway: A Year in Review

Challenge #72
A Year in Review

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! We hope that you have have a wonderful holiday and that 2019 is a healthy, happy and prosperous year for you all!

It is the first of the month and that means that we've reached the midway point of our current challenge. Here is a refresher of what the theme is all about:

We've just said goodbye to 2018 and it is time to usher in 2019. As such, now provides with a good opportunity to reflect on the past year. As in any year, you will undoubtedly have had good times and bad ones too. I truly hope that the good times have far outweighed any bad ones you've encountered.

For this challenge, we thought it would be fun to sit back and reflect on the challenges that we've done during 2018. Some challenges had great participation, for ex. in challenge
#66 (Anything Goes) we had 32 entries and in challenge #65 (Make it Masculine) there were 31 people playing. These two challenges garnered the most participation all year. However, there were also challenges that didn't get that many players. For ex., we only had 10 people join in for challenge #63 (Bunny Hop) and a mere 5 people joined us for challenge #68 (Year of the Dog). Regardless of the number of people joining in, we at Scribbles Designs, enjoyed each of these themes. Our team members each have a favourite theme or two from the past year and the objective for you this challenge is to pick your FAVOURITE THEME from 2018 and CREATE A PROJECT BASED ON THAT THEME. Here is the list that you can choose from: 
  • Birthday Party Blowout: Make a birthday themed project. Can be a card, decorations, invitations, etc. Original challenge link HERE.
  • Go for Green: The majority of your project should be in various shades of greens. Original challenge link HERE.
  • Bunny Hop: Use a bunny or rabbit as the main focus of your project. Original challenge link HERE. 10
  • Favouring the Feminine: Make your project girly in some nature--use florals, laces, ribbons or other items suitable for a feminine card or project. Original challenge link HERE.
  • Make it Masculine: Make your project masculine in some nature--use greens, blues and browns or plaids, stripes and/or other patterns often associated with a male card or project. Original challenge link HERE
  • Anything Goes: Make whatever your little heart desires. Original  challenge link HERE.
  • Fun in the Sun: Use any kind of summer image or make it a summer themed creation. Original challenge link HERE.
  • Year of the Dog: Use a dog or puppy image as the focus of your project. Original challenge link HERE. 5
  • Pick a Patterned Paper: Choose from one or more of the following patterns for your main background paper(s): dots, stripes, plaids, chevrons, or diamonds. Original challenge link HERE.
  • Winter is Coming: Some element of snow must be reflected on the creation: snowman, snow in general, icicles, frost, etc.  Original challenge link HERE.
  • Reindeer Games: Card must feature a reindeer, deer, moose, elk or caribou as the main image. Original challenge link HERE.
The choice is up to you. You can choose from something easy or something that challenges you a bit more. Whatever you decide, don't forget to let us know which theme you based your creation on. You can simply write the theme name next to the link up for Scribbles Designs at the bottom of your post. Or, if you'd prefer, you can leave us a comment. Just be sure to let us know so we can include you in the draw for the prize.

There are still two weeks left in the challenge and we hope that you will be able to join us here on our spot in blog-land. We have had just nine entries thus far, so we'd really love to see some more of you join in!

Our incredibly talented women are back to showcase their amazing creative work featuring projects related to our A Year in Review theme. We hope that you will enjoy the Scribbles Designs images and the creative direction that ensues. 

Any questions about the challenge? Please read our Challenge Rules located in the right sidebar.

Looking for a freebie to use?  We've offered up a freebie at the start of each of the challenges linked above. If you've missed any, be sure to click on the links and check out the posts. Alternatively, you can also head to the store and click on Free in the Categories section to find all of the freebies offered up over the years. There are over 250 to choose from!

This month's prizes...

  • Top Scribbler (chosen randomly) receives $10 worth of digital images
  • Top 3 (chosen by Design Team) receives $3 worth of digital images
  • Gold Star (chosen by Design Team) receives $3 worth of digital images
This challenge will end on January 14th at 9:00 p.m. PST. The list of winners will be published in a separate post. Winners will get to choose their images from those in the store. Be sure to check for the winner announcement if you have entered this challenge.

Right now, it is time to get your creative juices flowing
with our awesome talented Design Team...

using #F 04 Wand (Free) and #120 Angel Diva
Theme based on:  Challenge #64 - Favouring the Feminine

using #8127 Holiday Cafe, #252 Brrrnard´s Tree and #0161 Let it Snow

Theme based on:  Challenge #70 - Winter Is Coming

using #800 Treasure Chest

 Theme based on:  Challenge #65 - Make it Masculine

using #845 Beach Chair and #211 Brrr-ubbles

 Theme based on:  Challenge #67 - Fun in the Sun

 using  #441 Santa Puppy Hat

Theme based on:  Challenge #68 - Year of the Dog


using #883 Mailbox

 Theme based on:  Challenge #66 -Anything Goes

 Now it is YOUR turn!
Find the link at the bottom of the start post. 
Click HERE to head there now...

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Monthly Scribblers Showcase for December


Hey folks.  Can you believe that it is only two days before Christmas?! For those of you who celebrate, we wish you the very best Christmas! For those of other faiths, we hope you enjoy the holiday season!

It is that time of month where we showcase the projects that Julie (our inspiration team of one) has created, along with any extra creations our full time team members may have had the chance to create during the past four weeks.

This time around, Julie along with Team Members Suze and Helen, all have projects to share with us. Take a look at what these ladies have been up to...

You can find this card on Suze's blog by clicking HERE

Helen has two projects to share. First up is this fun card....

 using #743 Blitzen 

You can find this card on Helen's blog by clicking HERE.

Here is her second project...

using #8121 Santa

You can find this card on Helen's blog by clicking HERE.

Have you been inspired to create?!
Don't forget to share your own Scribbles Designs creations with us.
In the new year we're creating a gallery where you will be able to upload your cards featuring Scribbles Designs images for the chance to win a free image. Details coming soon!

If you enjoyed any of these projects, our designers would love a visit.
You can find each of their personal blogs by clicking on their respective header.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the images featured in today's post,
click on the names to find them in the store.

Well, that is it for this Extra Inspiration post.
Please join us again on January 1st when we'll back with the midway for our current challenge. If you haven't linked up yet, be sure to check out our current challenge with the theme, A Year in Review where you get to choose from any of the themes in 2018. Click HERE to find out all the details!

Happy Holidays!

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