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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Spring has Sprung in the Scribbles Designs Garden

As many of us recover from the harsh cold and piles of snow that winter brought with it, it is refreshing to know that spring has sprung in many areas. Even here in northern Ontario, the trees are finally starting to show some new growth and in a matter of no time at all there will be some blooms making their debut. Therefore it is the absolute perfect time to showcase some of the wonderful new greenery making its debut in the Scribbles Designs store.  Think of the wonderful creations you will be able to put together using any of Sandy's beautiful flowers.

So, let's start with a tour of the Scribbles Designs garden, shall we? (Clicking on each digital image should take you to its location within the Scribbles Designs Store.)

#618 Flower 1

This flower reminds me of the big blooms that used to grow in my mom's flowers beds.  I can imagine it coloured up in all different shades, from pinks to peaches and yellows to purples.  This image, like many of the flowers Sandy offers, would be perfect as the centrepiece of your card, added alongside other flowers or as line art inside your card.

#619 Flower 2

I am sure you will love this particular duo as much as I do.  It's unique shape offers up something different from the usual digital flowers you find available.  Personally, I find the sleek elegance of this image perfect for a sympathy card.  You can also buy these distinctive flowers separately, as shown below.

#620 Flower 3

#621 Flower 4
Flower 4 can be purchased as a digital image or in a cut file (#621a)
If you are interested in purchasing the cut file, click HERE.

#622 Flower 5

Next up we have this lovely scribbled flower.  It is the perfect embellishment for a variety of cards whether used digitally or as a cut file.  If you are interested in purchasing the cut file of this image, click HERE.

 #623 Flower 6

Is a rose as sweet by any other name?  Roses have long been used as symbols in a number of societies. Since ancient times they have also been the symbols of love and beauty.   Each colour of rose has its own meaning as well.  As many people know red roses are known to represent love and passion; but, did you also know that they represent, courage and respect as well?  White roses stand for purity and innocence along with reverence and humility.  To receive a pink rose means that someone appreciates or admires you.  While yellow roses can mean joy, friendship and the promise of a new beginning, many people may not realize that they represent jealousy too.  Orange stands for desire and enthusiasm, peach for sincerity and gratitude, and lavender means love at first sight and enchantment.

To receive A single rose of any color symbolizes true devotion; two roses entwined together impart the message "Marry me"; six roses display a desire to be loved or cherished; eleven roses assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved; and finally thirteen roses indicate a secret admirer.

So, what symbolism will your rose have once you have finished colouring and creating with it?

(source of rose colour and number meanings:   Author Unknown. (1997-2012). The Meaning of Rose Colors. Available: Last accessed 25th May 2013.)

#626 Flower 7

 Isn't this flower pretty too?  This one would be perfect for any card that depicted love of some nature.  See how the petals look like the top of a heart and there are even little heart shapes in the centre?  At least that is what I see and how I think it could be used.  What do you see and what ideas will you come up with?

#627 Flower 8

Here we have another interesting and unique flower shape.  Wouldn't it be fun if we had a few of these in our gardens at home?

#629 Flower 9

This bouquet would be perfect on a thank you or thinking of you card, or a friendship card, or a birthday card, or a...the possibilities are endless.

Now beside every good flower stands a leaf and the Scribbles garden is no exception.

#624 Leaf 1
#628 Leaf 3

#625 Leaf 2

The wonderful thing about these leaves is that you can mix and match them with some of the flowers that Sandy has created.  I can see Leaf 1 poking out in a few spots from behind the Flower 9 bouquet.  Leaf 3 can fit with Flower 8 or even dangling below Flower 7.  Your imagination is your only limitation!

Last, but not least, my personal favourite of the bunch, the newest topiary tree.  This image is perfect for a thank you card or even a new home or welcome to the neighbourhood card.  I can't wait until I have the time to finally sit and play with this image.

#632 Topiary 1
Now, no garden is complete without the tools of the trade to keep it looking beautiful.  So Sandy has created digital tools to ensure that your digital gardens stay spiffy too.  You can buy them in the set as seen below or individually--just like you can with real garden tools.
#616 Garden Tools
To purchase the bulb planter separately click HERE.
To purchase the garden scraper separately click HERE.
To purchase the garden fork separately click HERE.
To purchase the garden spade separately click HERE.

Using your tools you could create a sweet potted plant just like this one...
#617 Flower Pot

So there you have it.  All the items you need to make your digital gardens turn out beautiful.  Look even Carrie is getting into the act.
Maybe you can hire her to work in your garden as well.  Rumour has it she works pretty cheap.  Give her a call and see if you can agree on a price.  I know she is anxious to get out into that sunshine and start getting dirty again.  You however can stay clean by choosing to go with a digital garden this year.  With so many lovely designs to choose from, what is stopping you?

I'll be back soon to introduce some more of the newest items to hit the store over at Scribbles Designs. If you are not yet a follower, now is the perfect time to do so. This way you won't miss out on the lives of all your beloved characters and learning about new ones and new images that are bound to make their appearance in the store.

Also, don't forget to check out our challenges. This month the theme is to create a project that celebrates mom or another special woman in your life (with flowers) and you can find out all the details you need for participating by clicking HERE.  Psst...for a limited time you can find Flower #9 on the challenge blog as well.  Grab it now before it disappears!

Until next time!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Winners!!! Scribbles Designs #4 Shaped or Easel Cards

 Challenge #4 
Shaped or Easel Cards
Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

Thank you to all who entered the Shaped or Easel Cards challenge!!

Shaped or Easel cards are so much fun and there are so many patterns to choose from!  It was great to see all the entries and so enjoyable viewing and visiting your blog post...  We changed up our rules a bit and if you used a Scribbles Designs image you got 2 entries per project and no limit to how many you entered.  The Design Team had fun choosing their favorites! 

We were so excited to see all the entries and the team had fun choosing... we go!

Top Scribbler goes to... Helen...

Helen... You have one week to contact us for your prize details.  
Please  contact us at 

Our fabulous Scribblers have chosen their TOP 3... and their choices are...

#37 Main Hahne

#23 R.Meyers

#21 lalkygirl

Mian Hahne, R. Myers, lalkygirl... You have one week to 
contact us for your prize details.  
Please  contact us at 

And we have a special Gold Star going to...

for her very unique shaped no sew card!

Yogi... You have one week to contact us for your prize details.  
Please  contact us at 

Please join us for our current challenge...
Celebrate Mom or Special Woman with Flowers

Have an awesome day!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Welcome new Scribblers!

Welcome our Newest Scribblers....

We are so excited to welcome the newest Scribblers to the Design Team...
We have some our Scribblers moving over to the Guest Designer side and we've added fabulous new designers...

I've got to get right at it...

Some of you may know Jennifer Scull from other Design Teams... 
Jennifer is a fabulous mom to her boys and sweet love to her awesome husband... You can visit jennifer at her inspiring blog Just Coffee Please... & Stamps, & Ribbons, & Paper to see her wonderful posts and beautiful projects...  Jennifer joins us as one of our resident 
Guest Designers with Scribbles Designs...

My Photo

Deanne Clarke-Saunders joins us... Here's her bio...

My hubby and I live in Newfoundland,Canada. I'm currently 
not working but I'm an elementary teacher.
I've always LOVED crafting and creating. Right from childhood, I loved crayons, pencils, paper, scissors, and glue. I always had fun when I played with those materials. So, I decided to continue that fun and scrapbook and make cards! I love being creative and enjoy using my imagination!


Also joining us as a new Scribbler is Nick...

Here's a bit about her...

Hi, my name is Helene but I call myself Nick. Nick is what my hubby calls me. I have two peeps (3 and 6) and they are the sunshine in my life.  I live in Askeby,  Sweden. Askeby is a small village (just outside Linköping) 
out in the country.
I have been scrapbooking since 2006 and I'm totally hooked!  I enjoy creating layouts, cards, matchboxes and mini albums. 
I love to colour images of all kind and I collect paper!!
I am a designer for my local scrapbooking shop here in Linköping. I also design for Digi Darla and two challenge blogs called Crafty Catz and Brown Sugar. I love finding new techniques and being inspired by all of you! That´s why I love my blog run. I love to grab a cup of coffee and spend some time looking around for inspiration. Hopefully I can provide some inspiration back to you as my way to say thanks.

Nick's blog... Nick's Scrap Shack

and also welcome Sharla Richards..

Sharla joins us as well as a new Scribbler...
here's her bio...

I have two great kids, and a wonderful husband. I love reading, movies, scrapbooking, card making, and diy projects. I spend too much time on the computer and love diet coke and chocolate! This blog is a little bit of life with a bunch of crafty stuff thrown in!

Visit Sharla's blog - This Thing Called Life...

Welcome to the Scribbles Design Design Team.... I now myself with the other Scribblers are excited to bring you tons of awesome inspiration...


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scribbles Designs Challenge #5 - Celebrate Mom or a Special Woman with Flowers

Scribbles Designs Challenge #5
Celebrate Mom or a Special Woman 
with Flowers...

There are women in our lives, Mom, sisters, aunts, mentors, friends who make our life special... and they make our world brighter just being in it...

We'd like to 
Celebrate Mom or a Special Woman with Flowers... 
for your next challenge...

And we thank you for spending some time here on our spot in blog-land. We're excited to showcase our talented women & their incredible creative work.  We think that you will enjoy the Scribbles Designs images 
and the creative direction that ensues.  

Celebrate Mom or a Special Woman with Flowers
 is also sponsored by our friends Bugaboo Stamps!  

Please read our Challenge Rules located in the right sidebar. We've updated our rules, so please refer to them! Thanks!   

If you would like to purchase a Scribbles Designs image click here.
Sandy is happy to provide you with a freebie for participating...
Please be respectful of her and use this image to play along.

freebie expired...

Please DO NOT put this freebie on your blog...

This month's sponsors...
Top Scribbler receives 3 digital images,winners choice 
Top 3 receives 1 digi image

Donating: 7 digital images, winners choice

Let's get your creative juices flowing with our awesome talented Design Team...

Deanne WM
One of our newest Scribblers, Deanne's paper piecing and glitter effects are F-U-N!!!
Printing the sentiment on patterned papers works so well don't you think? 
Using Carrie Shopping Diva


Nick´s card

Nick has also joined us as a new Scribbler... what a fun card!  The Tabby stripe coloring on Nimble Puss looks awesome, so soft & cuddly!  Great balance comes in uneven numbers of elements - a wonderful design principle! Note the 3 flowers, 5 stars, 3 letters!
Using Nimble Puss and Flower 5


#5 Challenge

Stunning card with such bold accents!  Sharla is also one of our newest Scribblers!
The distressed background around the image is wonderful...and such a simple but very effective layout - works pretty darn good huh?
Using Flower 6


And look at Carl I Love You, so stunning in bright green and glitter letters to help with his message for his mom! So very effective and fun!  Carl I Love You is one of the newest images in the store...
using Carl I Love You


Jennifer S
Jennifer S has wonderfully joined us too as a resident Guest Scribbler.  What a great set of 3x3 cards carrying on the same chevron theme, ribbon tab, buttons and flowers!  
Sweet little bundles of sunniness!
Using Birdhouse 3, Birdhouse 1, Birdhouse 6, Birdhouse 2


Topiary 1 - Crafting Vicky

This makes a great bold statement!  The strong yellow compliments the digi so well!  
The play of die cut shapes and sentiment is perfect!
Using Topiary 1


Wowzers! What bright fun colors, awesome shading!  
A great layout that is so effective!  Just yummy!
Using Flowers



Look at the embossed paper detail background, the soft inked distressed 
edges of the die cut digi image and ribbons & lace all work so wonderfully well!  
Using Flower 2


An expressive and simple design using blocked colors to enhance the digital coloring.  It makes the card light and airy and the sentiment works exceptionally well.
Using Sunflowers 2



Can't you just see these foursome really kicking it up?!?  
The background sky is fabulous as is the grass!  It all is so fun!
And the cool thing about the inside of the card, Lisa has combined Mr Wool-oon with a Bugaboo image... check out her blog for more details!
Using Woolley Chorus Line & Mr Wool-oon (combined image with Bugaboo)


Using Bugaboo Digi Image

So soft & sweet!  The lace doily background of the digi compliments the detailed paper... 
Bright yellow colors make this such a cheery Mom's Day card!
Using Bugaboo image


Scribbles Designs Challenge #5 Celebrate Mom or a Special Woman with Flowers entry...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Still Time! Scribbles Designs #4 Shaped or Easel Cards

Still time to join us for
Scribbles Designs Challenge #4
Shaped or Easel Cards...

Ooooh these are fun!  
There are so many neat designs and it is 
always amazing what one can create!  
You are invited to do any shape or any easel style card 
for this challenge...
We also challenged our Scribbles Designs Design Team
to use an easel card design provided by 
one of the team's very talented designers... Shirl... 

Our challenge rules have changed a bit... please see our updated rules post or located in the right side bar....  

If you would like to purchase Scribbles Designs images click here.
Sandy is happy to provide you with a freebie for participating...
Please be respectful of her and use this image to play along.


Please DO NOT put this freebie on your blog...

This month's sponsors...
Top Scribbler receives 3 digital images,winners choice 
Top 3 receives 1 digi image

Donating: 7 digital images, winners choice
And here's some inspiration from the Design Team...





Sunflower 3 - Crafting Vicky

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