Jan 6, 2009

 "I Can't Wait" Contest Winner

We offered you a chance to win a copy of "The Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary 2 DVD Set. All you had to do was tell us you couldn't wait for scribbles to return, making it one of our easiest contests yet.

MANY readers entered, meaning two things: 1- You really want to win this Special Collector's Edition of "The Wizard of Oz" and 2-You really couldn't wait to see scribbles return.

The winner of this contest is: 
Ginger Blythin
Niagara Falls, ON

As for the rest of our entries, you may not have won our prize, but at least you don't have to wait to enjoy scribbles anymore.

We've got another exciting contest in a few weeks, so stay tuned.

Have you ever wondered how we pick our 'random draw' contest winners? Ever wonder if Ken is just picking names of people whom he wants to win? Well here's the scoop. First off, since I know all of you, we can safely rule out that there is any favourtism going on. I'm happy no matter who wins. Secondly, I am not the person who usually selects our winners. Each person's name is written on a small piece of paper, those papers are then folded up and placed in a bowl. Next I get someone else to reach in and select one slip of paper. That person is the winner of the contest. In the case of our "I Can't Wait Contest", when Rob got home from work, I asked him to select one name. It was Ginger's. So I guess in this case, Gingee can thank Rob for picking her as our winner. And, as Paul Harvey would say, "Now you know the rest of the story" LOL

PS..Be sure to click on Dorothy and Toto to see a HUGE version of this awesome pix (I included it especially for you Heaven Leigh)

Jan 5, 2009


Beep Beep..
Car #3 for Rob

It's getting increasingly harder to keep track of just what vehicle Rob Dennis drives these days. When car #2 required more costly repairs, the best option was to get another automobile.

He went out in search of a new car and came back with a boat. A '99 Cadillac Seville, which despite its size, is not the pig on gas one would think it to be. Why such a big car? Rob claims he feels squished up in smaller vehicles, no fear of that now. My feet barely touched the gas and brake pedals, when I took it for a spin shortly after my proud man had first picked it up at a local used car dealership.

With ample room for passengers, Rob often takes his sister Patty and his mom Merry Proulx on excursions throughout Niagara.

Here's hoping this one lasts for a while.

Jan 4, 2009

Bigger IS Better

No need to squint or grab your magnifying glass in order to best view the photos featured on scribbles NEW site.

Thanks to Blogger -our new web host- you can simply click on each photo to see a larger version of it.

Click your browser's BACK button to return to the page and article you were enjoying.

Just one of the many great things your NEW scribbles can do for you.

Jan 3, 2009

The Wait is Over!

Hi Gang:

No, it's not an illusion, you really are looking at scribbles once again. It's been several months since we last grouped here, meaning there's no shortage of news and photos to share with you.

In addition to getting caught up, we're also happy to introduce to you our new look, thanks in part to a new web host www.blogger.com. This was not my first choice for new web host. I selected yet another host when I wisely decided to abandon Piczo this Spring, but then discovered Blogger, which seems like the perfect fit for scribbles.

The last time I was this excited about scribbles was when we celebrated our 15th Anniversary (believe it or not, that was 16 years ago now.) Back then, we came to our readers in the format of an actual hard copy magazine. This predated computers, so when I cut and paste, it was the real deal. Text was written using a "typewriter" (Google it youngsters) and then I'd cut & paste the text and actual photos onto 11 x 17 sheets of paper. Next would be a trip to the local printers to photocopy it all, then home to collate and staple. Our 15th Anniversary edition included many pages with colour content, again done by hand, all 60 copies were coloured using highlighters and markers. There were even little glittery gem stickers on various pages and each copy just had to look exactly like the next. It was (up until now) the most labour-intensive edition of scribbles and still remains the one I'm most proud of.

Not to take away from what you are looking at now. It may be a lot easier, thanks to computers and internet, but starting with a blank template and bringing it to the site you now see, was no easy task. But as always, I consider it a labour of love, worthy of all the late nights and sleep deprivation.

One thing I did discover over our hiatus, is just how many of you not only read scribbles, but remember so many features we've included over the years. That really makes me proud. Proud to create something that brings joy to so many great friends.

The break is over, it's time to enjoy scribbles once again.

Ken Leavoy

Jan 2, 2009

Previewing our
New Site

There's no shortage of new and archived materials to enjoy on scribbles new website. Here's a few changes to watch for.

OUR ARCHIVES page features popular stories and pix plus entire past pages from our previous site. Now you can revisit your favourite pages, all from one location.

CLASSIC SCRIBBLES page lets you relive the best of scribbles contests, covers, comics and original drawings. You'll also find our Classic Readers Recipes here.

SCRIBBLES READERS SPOTLIGHT is our new version of Fantastic Friends and will continue to be the page where we salute our readers. Archived Fantastic Friends from our old site are also featured here.

PETS is our new version of Precious Pets and picks up where the old page left off, including an archive of Precious Pets featured on the old site.

FAVE PHOTOS salutes just that...photos that are simply amazing. Archived pix from over the years are also included.

FUNNY STUFF is a new page of photoshopped pix, jokes and funny photos. Some classic favourites will also pop up from time-to-time.

YOUR BUSINESS is the perfect page to locate businesses and services where our readers work. Be sure to send us your business info, so we can include you on this page as well.

A new page to our line-up is STAR STRUCK  We'll feature salutes to our favourite TV shows, music & movie stars on this cool new page.

I'm thrilled to be debuting a whole new page: LIFE TIMES will feature amusing recollections of events in my life and also welcomes your tales as well.

With all these changes, we anticipate you'll have a lot to say so we've also added a page devoted to your comments and feedback called EMAILS FROM OUR READERS.

Grab a beverage and find a comfie spot to sit -there's more to enjoy in scribbles than ever before.