Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Last Farewell . . .




Hello!

Here I am again, this time saying my last farewell together with the Kaboodle Doodles Design Team.  I have to agree with the rest of the team that saying goodbye has always been hard for me.  Though difficult, I still manage to go on.  I'll miss everyone, specially the ever reliable design team members who stayed with me until the very last challenge for the 1st Quarter of 2014.

Thanks to all the participants who keep on with our every challenge weekly.  I would usually count the number of viewers each challenge would have.  And it really makes me feel loved seeing the number of participants every week and challenge viewers dropping by the challenge blog for every challenge theme posted, completed and ended.  You all never fail to amaze us, the Kaboodle Doodles team, with such wonderful and to the extreme magnificent projects for our challenge themes.

We hate to say goodbye.  As I did my best to communicate with the alumni of Kaboodle Doodles.  And it is with this note, that we are really saying our fondest farewells.  I have compiled farewell messages of design team members, who would like to share how they feel and would like to also say their thanks to everyone who have been and are still loyal and are with the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog and Design Team.


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" It has been a privilege to be a member of the Kaboodle Doodles Design Team for the last two years , thanks goes to Kathleen and Cheryl for picking me to join them on the Kaboodle Doodles journey. And a big thank you to everyone who has joined in with the challenges and also left me some amazing comments on my blog. "  
- Frances (Fran) hancock


"I haven't been with the team long but I've loved every minute. I wish all my team mates the very best for the future . Thank you to everyone who joined the challenges . Till we meet again ! "Lang may yer lum reek" as we say here in Scotland" xxx 
- Isobel Hunter


Saying goodbye is never easy.
I want to thank Kath for all her hard work here at Kaboodle Doodles and for giving me the opportunity to be on the design team. It was a very memorable experience.
I want to let the rest of the design team know that it has been wonderful working with such a talented, creative and special group of ladies.
I also want to thank all the followers and participants for all your thoughtful and encouraging comments. And for sharing your inspiring creations.

~ Joan Borgelt



"You're artworks and projects have truly enriched my paper-crafting journey. I am truly blessed and grateful for being a part of this wonderful online community. May your days be fillled with inspiration and may your hands spread more warmth."

Thank you,
Norhalma Versoza-Fernandez




"It was been great working on DT team for Kaboodle Doodles. I truly enjoyed the themes and challenges that had been set forth and it certainly had brought my crafty side a different level. Thank you Kath and Cheryl for bringing me into this team, and now Fran who had been helping on the admin side of the team. To all the rest of the DT team mates, Ime, Joan, Nette, Isobel, Norhalma, it has been an honor working along side you talented ladies. To all who had taken part on Kaboodle Doodles challenges, I'm sure you had fun and certainly this site had meant something to you. Wishing everyone the best and craft on!"

- Michelle Looi Ching Mein


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Thank you for the unwavering support of Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog's sponsors, from the various digital stamp sponsors, to my Digital Designers (Tiffany Nicole Berman of Inspirebydominic Designs and Charly Renay of Crescent Moon Designs) who made it possible for me to exclusively create and provide digital element freebies and quickpage freebies on certain occasions.  Also to DT Nanette van der Veen with her very own Scrap-4-Kids.com digital arsenal, for being my partner in providing digital give-aways together with me at the Kaboodle Doodles Facebook Fan Page.

Thanks to the following digital stamp sponsors
{since July 2012}

 Eureka Stamps (USA)
QKR Stampede (USA)
Di's Digi (USA)
Whoopsi Daisy (USA)
Floppy Latte Designs (Europe)
Milk Coffee (Indonesia)
Just Some Lines (UK)
Melonheadz Illustrations (USA)
Scrap-4-Kids.com (Netherlands)
Digi Darla Designs (USA)

 Thanks also to the following digital stamp sponsors
though I have to call off the rest of 2014 where
you're all have taken spots for Kaboodle Doodles.

Besties digital stamps by Sherri Baldy (USA)
Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet (SBDO-USA)

Special thanks to Audrey Ernst for still being there for me and the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog and for Christine Periera when I need to consult on very rare occasions.  

I would, lastly, like to thank the whole team for being wonderful design team members.  They didn't for once gave me any difficult time posting challenges and waiting for their projects.  Thank you for having your wonderful projects grace our Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.  Thanks to Fran and Cheryl, for taking up announcing the winner's on a weekly basis.  And for making our term with Kaboodle Doodles enjoyable despite all of our other demands (e.g. domestic and work-related tasks).  

I'll miss our annual Christmas Card Swaps.  I was hoping for more Christmas Card Swaps not only with the design team but in the future with a well-formed Kaboodle Doodles International Community based in United Kingdom (supposedly headed by either Fran Hancock or Sharon King at that time) with Joan Borgelt as alternate for the United States and me (Kath Hernandez) as the last resort on emergency to dire situations in hosting active swaps for our international community under the name of Kaboodle Doodles conducted regularly on a yearly basis. 


I would like to thank the Editor-in-Chief of Scrapbooking.com, the US Online Magazine (E-zine) for accommodating and approving my projects originating from Kaboodle Doodles DT challenge projects for publication in your Online Magazine.  And for having me have my own Mini Book Department by being the 1st series of project Contributor with EnoGreetings.com and with Little Town School and Office Supply Store in Las Piñas City.  From a volunteer Design Team Member, to a volunteer regular Contributor of tutorial articles, I'm proud to share links to tutorials of projects showed and featured here at Kaboodle Doodles.

How, I wish Craft and Create, where Fran Hancock, Sharon King, Janet Babar, were able to share video streams of projects done by my British Design Team members of Kaboodle Doodles.  I have time and again mentioned these to my British Design Team Members who are gracing Craft & Create TV thru their works.  It's never for me to say "no" on avenues for my Design Team, but with careful regard to the whole Kaboodle Doodles Desing Team and participants.

This is farewell for now, from the team.

Thank you to all the followers, participants of the Challenge Blog and all the followers and likers of the Kaboodle Doodles Facebook Fan Page.  More power to the design team as we go on separate ways. 
I'll be keeping the blog up and the channer by which the Kaboodle Doodles DT Group converge and communicate open.  This is with hopes of coming back together in a number of months or in a few years.  If it is so, I hope we'll all not be too late and with more from my sponsors too.

Till then.

with much love and regards,

your Kaboodles Doodles Owner & co-Administrator, 
Kathleen B. Hernandez
(from Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines) 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winner for Challenge #217

Thank you to everyone who played along for challenge #217 "Spring is Coming"
And now for our final winners post.
Our randomly drawn winner for the prize from Whoopsi Daisy is :

Please contact Kathleen at ladykatuts@yahoo.com for prize information and  please grab your winner's badge from the blog's sidebar.
The Top 3 winners this week as chosen by Michelle are:
#2 Sande

Top 3 winners, please grab the Top 3 badge from the blog's sidebar.
Congratulations to ALL of our winners and thanks to everybody who played along with us!
Your Kaboodle Doodles Team

Administrators:
The Design Team:
Ime

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Winner for Challenge #216

Thank you to everyone who played along for challenge #216 "Dreaming of Spring" .

Our randomly drawn winner for the prize from Scrap-4-Kids is :
#3 Ria
 

Please contact Kathleen at ladykatuts@yahoo.com for prize information and  please grab your winner's badge from the blog's sidebar.
The Top 3 winners this week as chosen by Fran  are:
#1
#78 Jackie Bowman
 
#3
#37 Kirsten
 
Top 3 winners, please grab the Top 3 badge from the blog's sidebar.
Congratulations to ALL of our winners and thanks to everybody who played along with us!
Your Kaboodle Doodles Team

Administrators:
The Design Team:
Ime

Monday, March 31, 2014

Challenge 217 - Spring is Coming

Thanks so much to everyone who played along in last week's challenge. We all loved seeing your wonderful creations! Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see who our winner is and who has been chosen to be in our Top 3!

This week we are being sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy
with sponsored prize of 2 sheets of digis or 8 digis from their store. 


Our challenge this week is to create a project
Spring is Coming

Our design team has been very busy creating some projects to help inspire you in this challenge.
Here they are:


Fran
handmade card
utilizing Whoopsi Daisy's digi sheet 426
 


Ime
handmade card


Isobel
handmade card
utilizing Whoopsi Daisy's digi sheet 330


Joan
handmade card




Kathleen
handmade card
utilizing Whoopsi Daisy's digi sheet 442


Michelle
handmade card


Norhalma
handmade card


Thanks to everyone who participated in last week's challenge. We look forward to seeing your creations for this week's challenge. Your projects need to be posted by Sunday, April 6, 2014 and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Please Take Note:  We are sponsored by wonderful and generous businesses who have kindly offered their products as prizes in our challenge.  In the interest of fairness to all challenge participants, all entries that do not follow our simple rules (please see the sidebar) will be removed. Thanks for understanding and playing along!



Your Kaboodle Doodles Team

Administrators:
The Design Team: