Had to share!!

I just had to show off these latest creations by Stephanie Garbett. She is so creative and does such beautiful work! These three projects of hers feature our Lullaby Of Birdland collection.

I'm sure you'll enjoy them too!

An Abundance Of Inspiration!

I've been a little strapped for time lately, but just HAD to do a few projects with our new collections! When time is limited and my creativity in a lull, I tend to turn to the wonderful creations of others for inspiration. In fact, I believe one of the best ways to learn how to scrapbook is to model your own layouts after ones you've seen and loved. And thanks to all the excellent magazines, idea books, and online galleries, inspiration is never far away!

So that's what I did---I looked through my current magazines and found some great projects that I used as models for my own.

I loved the design of Elizabeth Kartchner's layout in Creating Keepsakes Sept. 09 issue (pg. 75). I modeled this layout after hers. I used our new Party Time paper and diecuts.

I wanted to welcome a neighbor home from her summer trip to Alaska. I saw the card by Maren Benedict in Paper Crafts Sept./Oct. 2009 (pg.74), and I instantly wanted to pattern one after it. So cute! I used papers from our Lullaby Of Birdland collection.

If you ever find yourself short of inspiration, check out the Scribble Scrabble gallery. Our design team has been busy creating incredible projects with our newest products! Here are just a few:

"Friendship Is In Bloom" by Charity Hassel. Lullaby Of Birdland products.

"Spooky Scary" by Stephanie Garbett. Jeepers Creepers products.

Friendship card by Debra Wisinski. Lullaby Of Birdland products.

You can access all the images in our gallery by going here:

Cynthia Coulon

3 New Collections

Well, it's time again to show off our newest collections! This time around we did three. Hope you enjoy these previews. I hope to get some time to play with them!

"Jeepers Creepers" Collection (6 12X12 double-sided patterned papers and 2 12X12 diecut sheets):

"Lullaby Of Birdland" Collection (8 12X12 double-sided patterned papers & 2 12X12 diecut sheets):

"Party Time" Collection (4 12X12 double-sided patterned papers & 2 diecut sheets):

Coming Soon.....

Time For Another Give-Away!

We'd really excited to be going to CKC in Pasadena, California this June! As we get prepared for that event, we'd like to share our excitement, and show-off the layouts we'll be teaching there. Also, be sure to come visit with us and take our classes if you happen to be attending....it will be lots of fun!!

If you like our class samples, leave a comment (and email cynthia@scribblescrabble.net so we'll have a way to contact you) and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a class packet of your choice. :)

Speaking of winners....remember when we had some CHA-W sneak peek give-aways on this very blog?? We negleted to ask for contact information from those who entered the contest, weren't able to contact all the winners, so few of you winners still haven't gotten your prizes!! So, check the "Win-Win" blog entry below that announces the winners of our giveaways to see if you are on the list!

We'll be making these two layouts in our Sweet N' Sour class:

And these two layouts in our Indigo Class:

Scrapbook USA Expo

Last weekend Scribble Scrabble exhibited at the Scrapbook USA Expo (in Sandy, UT) for the first time, and we had a great experience! It was so much fun meeting and visiting with hundreds of scrapbook enthusiasts. I taught four "VIP" classes, did a couple of demos (the cake boxes), and even did 3 different TV interviews...I was busy and on my feet almost the whole time! So, of course, I came home tired, but very happy to have been part of that event!
Anyway, thought I'd share some pics of our booth and some of the fun projects we had on display.
BTW, that's my 17 year old son in the booth picture---he was a trooper and helped from 6am to midnight on Friday. What a guy!

Cynthia Coulon

Lovin' It!

I’d like to share a few more projects using Carmen’s Collection. It’s been so fun for me to see what our DT members have recently created with the new products—and I’ve continued to play around myself.

The fist layout is one I created. When I was looking through some “to be scrapped” photos, I came across this wonderful portrait of my maternal grandmother with her two oldest daughters (the younger one being my mom). I just love the photo--especially the colorization.

The next project was created by Lisa Dale. She made this cute pencil holder to use in her classroom.
And the final layout is by Jane Davies. What a wonderful picture! And I love the scalloped outside edge!
Thanks for looking---I hope you are taking some time to be creative.
Cynthia Coulon


Thanks again to all who left comments about our new products!
As promised, here is a list of those who were randomly chosen to win sets of our collections (these are their blogger usernames). If you’re on this list, please email me (Cynthia@scribblescrabble.net) with your shipping information so I can get your prize on the way!
Evelyn’s Collection Winner #1: “Laina” Millson
Evelyn’s Collection Winner #2: “Phoebe”
Ruth’s Collection Winner: “Red_Inc” (Heather Derbecker)
Carmen’s Collection Winner: “Becky” (from Martinsburg, WV)

Say Hello To Carmen!

Well, it’s really excellent that many of our customers (retailers) are asking us when they can order our new products…but, I said, “I need to finish my sneak peeks first!” So, speeding things along, here’s my final peek at our third new set of paper and diecuts: Carmen’s Collection.
Unlike the other two collections, Carmen’s does not have a namesake. It’s just a name I’ve always loved and evokes thoughts of drama, love, good humor, and passion, (like the opera, minus the tragedy).
Please have a look at some of my Carmen’s projects, and remember to comment if you want to be in the random drawing for this collection.
Remember, I’ll post the names of all the winners on January 19---here on the blog.
Thanks for all your positive comments! I hope you’ll mention Scribble Scrabble to the scrapbook stores you patronize so we can get our products out there and available!
Have a great day!
Cynthia Coulon

Here's Ruth!

This is a peek at the second of our three new 2009 product releases: Ruth's Collection.
Feminine, flirty, and a bit old-fashioned--these designs inspired me to name the collection after my grandma Ruth. Oh yes, and lavender! Lavender vases, lavender walls, lavender, lavender, everywhere--a color I will always associate with Grandma. :)
Ruth's patterns also have a fabric look.
I hope you enjoy some of my creations with this collection, and get inspired to make some of your own!

Leave a comment and get a chance to win Ruth's Collection. I'll post the winner along with the winners of Evelyn's Collection on January 19.
Cynthia Coulon

Introducing Evelyn's Collection!

I designed and named this brand new collection after my sister and best friend, Evelyn. The patterns are cheerful, colorful, a little bit retro—and very fun to combine! The designs also have the textured look of fabric, which is something I love.
Below are photos of some projects and layouts featuring Evelyn’s Collection. If you like what you see, and would like a chance to win a full collection of your own, leave a comment. I’ll do a random drawing and post the names of the winners on January 19—so please check back and email me if you win!

Sneak-A-Peek at some "Pretty Pieces"

I’ve been busy, busy, busy making projects with the three new collections we’re introducing at the Winter ’09 CHA show in a couple of weeks!
We’re not quite ready to show off EVERYTHING from our new lines, but I did want to share this project to give you a sense of the fun colors and designs of our new products.
I filled this cute window box full of diecut flowers from each of the 3 collections. Each collection has a 12X12 “Pretty Pieces” diecut sheet which includes bunches of sweet flowers and a few other decorative accents. The title on the front of the box is from another set of our diecuts (“Scribbled Sentiments”). I taped the flowers to some thin floral wire and poked them down into some foam and glued on a few buttons here and there to add dimension.
I love how all the colors and patterns create such a cheerful display!
Some of our new patterned paper also shows through behind the windows of the box. I have to say the paper in these collections is my favorite so far…I’ll be showing it off soon, so check back often!
Also, check back if you’d like to win one of our new collections, because we’ll be doing a contest very soon as well as more sneak peeks!

--Cynthia Coulon

Wonderful Winter Cards

Baby, it's cold outside! (At least it is here....brr!) Luckily, I've got plenty of indoor projects to keep me busy--and I think I'll add making a few cards to my list. I'm so inspired by these cute cards Charity Hassel made, that I'm almost glad it's winter! :)

I'm sure you'll enjoy them too! Here are Charity's supply lists if you'd like to create similar cards:
Brrr card--
Supplies: Scribble Scrabble colorful flakes and stripes, Rosy winterwonderland, Frosty winterwonderland, Pine and blue spruce patterned papers. Scribble Scrabble Suzy Snowflake chippers. MAMBI gems, Harmonie snowflake button. Rusty Pickle chipboard snowflake and trees. Reminisce frosted phrase rubon.
Winter card--
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Scribble Scrabble Indigo mix, Blue doodads, Pine and spruce, Merry and bright patterned paper. Scribble Scrabble Indigo chipper chipboard. Maya Road felt bird. EK Success brads, Harmonie snowflake button. Reminisce frosted phase and snowflake rubons, acrylic paint from craft store.
Cold hands, Warm hearts card--
Supplies: Scribble Scrabble Rosy winterwonderland, Frosty winterwonderland, colorful flakes and stripes patterned paper. Harmonie ribbon. Melissa Frances glittered chipboard, Bisous chipboard heart, Cosmo Cricket chipboard. Doodlebug Designs rubons. Swarovski crystals.