Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Last Farewell . . .


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 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) (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, 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 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) 


Lucy Patrick said...

Sad to see you go, I have thoroughly enjoyed joining in your challenges and so you will be missed. Take care to all of you at Kaboodle Doodles, XOX Lucy

Debbie said...

Oh what a shame, I have enjoyed entering your challenges, Good Luck. Dx

Lynne Walker said...

Sorry you are closing kaboodle doodle challenges I have loved doing the challenges. Good luck to you and your wonderful team xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sorry it is all over - your challenges were a lot of fun. All the best to you and your DT in the future! Will miss you!

Nicky said...

Sad to see you go but good luck to you and the wonderful design team - thank you for all the inspiration ou have given - Nicky

D- said...

Thanks so much for all the fun challenges!
I will miss playing along.
Take care everyone!
Crafty hugs,

N anette said...

Beautiful good bye speach Kath. Very well said.

Jennifer Scull said...

I am sorry to see this challenge blog closed. I enjoyed my time on the DT, as well as participating in the challenges. I send my best to all of you in your future endeavors.

ribenaruby said...

So sad to see you're closing, have always enjoyed joining in, so much talent here, wishing you all the best! Ruby x

Bunny said...

Thank you for all the fun we had together. We will all miss your challenges.

Paula Jennings said...

Kathleen - so sorry to hear you are closing Kaboodle Doodles. I've enjoyed many challenges here. Keep in touch.

Cely said...

aloha oe, kaboodle doodles! loved entering your challenges and thank you for challenging me! until we meet again!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Good luck everyone! I have very much enjoyed playing along with your challenges and I will miss it! Hugs, Lesley