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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Scribbles Designs 4th Birthday Bonanza Challenge & Blog Hop


Scribbles Designs is celebrating its 4th birthday this month! 
 On January 15, 2013, we had our very first challenge.
Four years later we're still going strong.
In fact we've grown!

Our team is larger and we've added new features including
Bi-Weekly GDT Showcases and Freebie Fridays
We also sponsor a number of other Challenge Blogs each year!

The store has grown to sell over 660+ Scribbles Designs images 
plus there are over 140 FREEBIES!
The store now also sells Scribble Doodle Designs
(a collaborative effort between Sandy S. & Lisa D.)
and is home to selling designs by D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles as well!

We've accomplished a lot in four years
and we plan on accomplishing a lot more!!!

Right now we're kicking off our celebration with a combined 
Challenge AND Blog Hop!


ARE YOU READY?
It all starts now!!!


First things first, here are the details of our month long challenge...

Challenge #49 - Birthday Bonanza

It is time to break out the party hats and light up the candles on the birthday cake. Get ready to hang some streamers and blow up a few balloons too as Scribbles Designs has just turned four!!! In honour of this wonderful occasion, this challenge we are celebrating birthdays. Yours, mine, a family member's, a friend's, or even an acquaintance's. It doesn't matter who's birthday you are celebrating or how many candles are on the cake. Simply design a card commemorating someone's birthday. Let the birthday bonanza begin!
We are so thankful that you are here with us on our little spot in blog-land 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...


This month's prizes...

As we are celebrating our fourth birthday over the next month, and it is a combined challenge AND blog hop, our prizes are going to be as follows:
  • We will still have our regular prizes of:
    •  Top Scribbler (chosen randomly) receives $10 worth of digital images, winner's choice 
    •  Top 3 and Gold Star (chosen by the Design Team) receives $3 worth of digital images, winners' choice
  • Additionally, a special birthday themed prize package will be given away to to three lucky winners. The images in the pack will include the following:
    • In order to be eligible to win this special prize package, you must:
      1.  Comment on every blog hop stop, including this post no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 14th.
      2.  Enter a card into the Birthday Bonanza challenge.
    • Three people who follows the above rules will win this special bonus!
    • Sandy, the owner and designer behind Scribbles Designs, is also offering up one more unique prize. Check it out...

      • In order to be eligible to win this exquisite Tangle Jewellery piece worth $30.00 USD, you must:
        1. Comment on every blog hop stop, including this post no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 14th.
        2. Enter a card into the Birthday Bonanza challenge using a Scribbles Designs image. If you are new to Scribbles Designs you can use the freebie offered above or any of the other freebies available in the store (click on the name above to go to the store and look for 'Free' under Categories in the sidebar).
      • One person who follows the above rules will win this amazing gift!
    • Finally, one random commenter chosen on each blog hop post will receive a copy of one of the images or sentiments used on the DT or GDT member's card. So be sure to leave a comment on each stop along the way for your chance to win even more goodies. You can find out what image is offered up for grabs by visiting all the blog hop participants. You'll have until Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., to submit your comments.

    If you can't wait to check out what our awesome talented Design Team created,
    here is a sneak peek to get your creative juices flowing...











    The hop starts RIGHT NOW at Diane Louise's blog
    so click HERE to head over there!

    You'll get to see projects from everyone on the team, including our two newest members and our two guest members for this quarter!

    In case you get lost along the way, here is the whole list...






    Remember...


    You need to leave a comment at EACH of the stops along the way for your chance to win one of the extra prizes being offered during our special celebration (comments do not need to be left to win the regular prizes for Top Scribbler, Top Three or Gold Star). You have until Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., to submit your comments for a chance to win the individual images being offered up at each blog hop spot. You have until Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., to submit  your comments and link up your Birthday Bonanza themed card for a chance to win one of three special prize packages or the Tangle Jewellery piece. Of course, to win these extra prizes you also need to follow all the regular challenge rules and any other special rules listed above.


    Have a great trip!

    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 and necessary to be eligible to receive the Tangle Jewellery piece). Also, if you'd like to be a GDT during a future quarter, please add GDT after your name.


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    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Welcome New Design Team Members!

    Hey there folks. I'm pleased to announce that we have two new people joining our team full time. You'll be seeing projects from both of them starting on Sunday so now is a good time to get to know them a bit better.

    http://rutabagapiedesigns.blogspot.com/
    My name is AJ and I'm excited to be part of the talented DT at Scribbles Designs.  I've been papercrafting for almost 18 years now.  I started with scrapbooking, but changed to cardmaking a few years ago.  I love working with digital images, it's so easy to print them and start coloring, which is my favorite part!  I live in South Carolina with my husband and son.  We have 2 rescue dogs that we love and adore.  My perfect day is coloring images, with a hot mug of tea, listening to podcasts or radio.

    You can visit AJ at her personal blog



    http://loosestitchesandunraveledthreads.blogspot.com/
    Hi, I'm Sherry, I live in Washington USA. I am happily married to my best friend. I have three children and four grandchildren. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. I enjoy creating things with paper and have found that I love creating handmade cards. I am so very excited to be a part of the DT for Scribbles Designs!

    You can visit Sherry at her personal blog


    Please join me in welcoming both AJ and Sherry to our team! 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.



    Before You Go...

    Scribbles Designs turns four years old on Sunday and we're having a special blog hop to celebrate. 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 (or the smaller one from the sidebar) 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!



    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    Challenge #48 Midway: Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New


    Hello and welcome to the midway point for
    Scribbles Designs Challenge #48
    Ring out the Old, Ring in the New

    Before we get on with today's midway, from all of us here at Scribbles Designs, we wish you a very Happy New Year. May this year be a prosperous and healthy one for you all!!!

    Now back to our midway. Here is a refresher of what the theme is all about:

    It has been quite a year! Here on the challenge blog we've said goodbye to some DT Members and welcomed in new ones. Whatever our individual pathways in life, we have all probably experienced ups and downs, shared in good memories and sad ones, and thought about the changes that we'd like to make in the coming year ahead. As we get ready to say goodbye to one year and usher in a new, we thought that this challenge would be a good time to reflect that same kind of thinking in our projects. There is a great poem by Alfred Tennyson that says,
    “Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

    There are several key words in this poem that can help provide a starting point for your creation: ring, old, new, happy, bells, snow, year, false, true. How you interpret them is up to you. For example, you might choose to use something old or something new in your project; or be literal and include bells or snow; maybe you'll focus on the word happy and take your creation in that direction; or maybe you will design a card that reflects something new like new year's or a new baby, a new home, etc. We look forward to seeing your creative take on this particular theme. Just be sure to let us know the key words you went with from the poem and how it links to the theme. It is time to bid adieu to 2016 and welcome the possibilities in store for 2017!


    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 four entries so far this month 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 Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New 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.

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

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



    This month's prizes...
    Top Scribbler receives $10 worth of digital images, winner's choice
    Top 3 receives $3 worth of digital images

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

    http://dianesfavouritecards.blogspot.co.uk/

    Key words used: New Year


    http://nicksscrapshack.blogspot.se/


    Key words used: New Year


    http://patacakespages.blogspot.ca/


    Key words used: Snow


    http://craftysuze.blogspot.co.nz/


    Key words used: New Year


    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!

    Saturday, December 24, 2016

    Five Day Countdown to Christmas: FINAL Day


    Merry Christmas Eve Folks! Welcome to the final day of our special Five Day Countdown to Christmas. If you missed the first day, please click HERE. You can find the link to Wednesday's post HERE, Thursday's HERE and yesterday's post HERE.

    For our final offering we want you to leave a comment with the following:
    • your name
    • your email address
    • the answer to the following question: What is your favourite Scribbles Designs Holiday image? 

    Click HERE to head to the store. You can click on Christmas in the category section or HERE for a quick link to that section. You can also find some ideas in the Winter section by clicking HERE.

    For every three people who leave their info and answer the question, we'll draw one random name to receive an image of their choice from the store, value $3! Those are pretty good odds so be sure to join in!

    Ideas will be accepted until December 31st at 8:59 p.m. PST (11:59 p.m. EST). Winner will be announced in a special post in the new year!

    Well that is it for this special celebration folks. From all of us at Scribbles Designs, whatever your faith may be, we wish you...

    Final Guest Scribblers Spotlight for the 4th Quarter of 2016!


    Goodness, can you believe that it is Christmas Eve already?! It has been quite a year on many different fronts. This year we added a new feature to the blog and brought guests on for three months at a time. It has been so wonderful having our guests join us throughout the year, designing and inspiring us all. As it is the fourth Saturday of December, it has come time for the final Guest Scribblers Spotlight of 2016. Next month we have two brand new guests coming on to inspire you.

    First though, let's bid a final farewell to Sue, AJ and Sandy! Check out their fabulous designs...

    http://cardandjewelrycorner.blogspot.com/

    On Sue's adorable Christmas card she has used...

    http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/10/724-lit-up-toomoose-300.html
    #724 Lit-Up TooMoose


    http://rutabagapiedesigns.blogspot.com/

    For AJ's fabulous inspirational card she used...

    #833 Blue Police Booth



     For Sandy's sweet birthday card she used...


    #0136 Happy Birthday

    and also...

     http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/02/438-cozy-300.html
    #438 Cozy


    It has been so wonderful having Sue, AJ and Sandy as our Guest Scribbles these past three months. Be sure to click on their respective headers to find more fabby creations from each of them!

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

    Would you like to become a future Guest Scribbler?  
    If so, leave your name and blog address so we have a way to find you!

    That is it for this Guest Scribbler Spotlight.
    You will meet our two new Guest Designers in January. 

    Oh and don't forget that the final day of the Countdown to Christmas will be out later this afternoon. So, I hope that we'll see you again at that time.

    Happy crafting until we meet again!
    For those of you who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas Eve!!!
     

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