Wednesday, September 14, 2016

W2CB #33: Every Child Deserves a Champion

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with our September/October Words 2 Craft By Challenge.

With a new school year underway, our thoughts turn to kids... and all those special people who help them succeed.


Every child deserves a champion -- an adult who will never give up on them, 
who understands the power of connection, 
and insists they become the best they can possibly be. 

Rita Pierson


So, let's see how these words inspired our W2CB gals. This month, we are thrilled to welcome three former challenge winners as Guest I-Teamers: Carol, Kristina, and Marty. Welcome, ladies!


Carol

Kristina

Marty

Annie

Penny

Sybrina


Maybe you'll be inspired to make lunchbox notes for a special little one, bookmarks for a favorite teacher, or a token of appreciation for a gifted coach or mentor. However these words inspire you, we'd love for you to play along with us. Just like last month, we are offering three prizes:


  • One follower will be selected at random to win $10 to Simon Says Stamp. If you haven't yet signed on as a follower, this would be a great time to join our W2CB family of crafters.
  • In addition, one crafter who links up a card/project will be selected at random to receive $10 to Simon Says Stamp.
  • Finally, one crafter will be selected as the challenge winner and invited to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge. 


Link up your word-inspired card/project here.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

And Our Winners Are...

Let's start with our challenge winner. Drum roll, please.....

The winner of our Single Step Challenge is Nandini, who won our crafting hearts with her Dr.-Seuss-inspired bookmark! Congratulations, Nandini! We'd love for you to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge. Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail.com.  :)


Not only did we think Nandini chose a perfect sentiment for our Single Step Challenge, but we also oohed and ahhed over her pretty faux watercolored background. And, if you stop by her blog, you'll see a second bookmark with an overlapped stamping background.


The winners of the two MFT gift certificates were chosen using random.org. Congratulations to challenge participant Kristina and blog follower Asha! Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail.com to arrange for you to receive your prizes.  :)


See you next Wednesday for our September/October challenge. You're going to love what our gals have made for this next challenge.  :)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

W2CB #32: A Single Step

Hi, everyone!  Sybrina here with a Words 2 Craft By mid-challenge post.


Our current inspiration words come to us from Lao-Tsu: The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. 

These words inspired me to take the steps of picking up a box of cupcakes, wrapping them up with an SU ribbon and a homemade tag, and delivering them to our new neighbors... who have embarked on a big journey with their move to a new city.  :)

Sybrina

Our challenge runs until September 7. We are equal-opportunity-crafters at W2CB, and all quote-inspired projects are welcome. And, there are a couple of  MFT gift certificates up for grabs.

You can click here to go to the original post and Linky. Hope you'll join us for our August/September challenge.  :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

W2CB #32: A Single Step

Hi, everyone!  Sybrina here with a new challenge as summer winds down and a new autumn approaches.

Our August/September words are:

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.  ~~ Lao-Tzu


Let's see how this quote inspired our W2CB gals.

Annie

Bobbi

Penny


Sybrina

So, what journey lies ahead for you and your loved ones?
  • Maybe it's still summer vacation in your neck of the woods, and your family's taking one last road trip before a new school year begins. 
  • Perhaps school is right around the corner, and you are in the midst of getting your kiddies ready for the first day of kindergarten/middle school/high school... or a loved one is preparing for  his/her very first day of teaching.
  • Possibly you have a son or daughter leaving for college, which finds you adapting to an empty-nest household. 
  • Maybe your family's celebrating a late summer wedding, with a young couple beginning a new life as bride and groom. 
  • Or, perhaps you have a friend competing in the Olympics. How cool would that be?!

Whatever the journey, we'd love for you to share your card/project with us. This month, there are three ways to win.
  • One follower will be selected at random to win $10 to My Favorite Things. If you haven't yet signed on as a follower, this would be a great time to join our W2CB family of crafters.
  • In addition, one crafter who links up a card/project will be selected at random to receive $10 to MFT.
  • Finally, one crafter will be selected as the challenge winner and invited to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge. 


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Our "Just Keep Swimming" Winner Is. . .

MartyF (#14)!  There are so many wonderful details to her tag - the coloring, the sentiment, the ribbon, the metal embellishments...oh, we could go on and on! 


Congratulations, Marty!  Please contact us at abrahamsonann[Number 1][at]gmail[dot]com to claim your Simon Says Stamp gift certificate and we'd love to have you join us as a Guest I-Teamer in September!  A special thanks to all who played along.  There were so many wonderful entries and we were inspired by all of them.  Please come back and visit next Wednesday (August 10th) when our new challenge for August/September is announced! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

W2CB #31: Are You Swimming Yet??

Hi W2CB friends!  There's still time to play in our July/August Challenge:  Just Keep Swimming!  Please click here for the original post and link-up. 


We hope you'll join us for a chance at a Guest I-Teamer spot and, oh, we can't forget the Simon Says Stamp gift certificate.  Swimming and shopping...sounds like fun to me!

Sea you soon,
Annie

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

W2CB #31: Just Keep Swimming

Happy Summer, W2CB friends!  Annie here with July's Challenge and it's a good one!  How many of you have seen "Finding Dory?"  As of this writing, I haven't seen it yet but I'm hoping to soon.  She's my hero and one smart little fish!  If you've seen "Finding Nemo," then I'm sure you remember this memorable line and our inspiration for this month:

Source: disneyquotesblog.blogspot.com/


As always, any project (card, tag, scrapbook page, etc.) is welcome and we love to see your creative interpretations.  For this theme, think about offering words of encouragement, never giving up, keep on trying, or anything motivational.

Our Guest I-Teamer this month, Debi B., makes quite a splash with her card.  Thanks for joining us this month, Debi!  Please stop by her blog thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com and leave her some love!



Here's some additional inspiration from the rest of the I-Team:

http://bobbistreasure.blogspot.com/2016/07/just-keep-swimming-with-words-2-craft-by.html











The winning entry will be invited to be a Guest I-Teamer in September plus a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.  Now that's worth swimming for, don't you think?

We're so glad you stopped by and want to thank you for supporting our little blog in blogland.  We know there are plenty of challenges out there and we appreciate each and every entry and comment. 

Happy swimming crafting!