Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Beginnings Part 2!

Just a quick reminder that you can join the Words 2 CRAFT by New Beginnings challenge through February 3.

For our first challenge of this new year, we chose a quote by Dave Weinbaum as our words of inspiration.

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.
I like my first Hello Baby card so much, I recreated it in blue!

Instead of bling, I fussy cut the stars from the stamp. 

Remember there are MFT gift certificates up for grabs for joining in the challenge fun or following our newly re-launched blog, as well as the chance to win a spot as a Guest I-Teamer gig for a future challenge.

Come play along!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More Beginnings than Endings

Hello, Crafty Friends! Sybrina here welcoming you to the first Words 2 Craft By Wednesday of 2016. Before we get to our inaugural W2CB Challenge, I want to give a huge shout-out to my partner-in-craft Bobbi and her good friend Peggy for their help with all things techie these last few months.  :)

For our first challenge of this new year, we chose a quote by Dave Weinbaum as our words of inspiration.

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.

So, let's see how the W2CB ladies interpreted this month's words.

We are thrilled to welcome Jan as our January Guest I-Teamer. Don't you just love how Jan made the quote her focal point with her fab word strips.... and how her travel-themed embellishments draw your eyes right to her sentiment?! Thanks so much for joining us, Jan!

Talk about great minds! (I really need to remember to use this sentiment treatment more often.) Annie said this month's quote reminded her of butterflies flitting out of their cocoons. So, she placed a few pretty butterflies amidst a swirly, frilly background.
Oh my gosh, I'm going to have to case this card ASAP for a dear friend's new grandson! I just love Bobbi's delightful layout, and those bits of bling make an adorable elephant even sweeter.  :)

The background of this beauty is so... dreamy! Greta's card is a retirement card for a former colleague who is beginning a new phase in his life journey.

Penny's card rings in the new year in a big way! I'm blown away with this bold design and striking palette! Looks like Penny's starting the year with a real creative bang.  :)

My project might look a little familiar to those of you who saw my craft show wares. I made a few desktop calendars that featured our January words. (Yes, I do occasionally make non-card items.) And, as our new blog name indicates, all projects crafty are welcome here.  :)

We'd love for you to follow us here at W2CB and play along with our very first W2CB Challenge.
  • Projects can be linked up until the first Wednesday of February.
  • One talented crafter who links up the winning entry will receive our winner's badge and an invitation to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for a future Words 2 Craft By Wednesday.
  • In addition, one lucky crafter who links up an entry will be chosen at random to receive a $10 gift certificate to My Favorite Things. 
  • Finally, we'd love for all our crafty friends to join W2CB. For this inaugural month, we're going to randomly choose a follower to also receive a $10 gift certificate to MFT!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome to W2CB!

Hello and Happy New Year!

If you've come looking for a word-inspired crafting challenge, you've come to the right place... but you've actually come just a tad early.

Yep, we're changing things up a little bit here at Words 2 Scrap By, including changing our name to Words 2 Craft By. We thought the name change would reflect our desire to embrace all types of craftiness.  :)

Other changes include the following:
  • Challenges will go live the second Wednesday of the month. Our first Words 2 Craft By Wednesday is January 13.
  • Challenges will run until the end of each month, ending at 11:59 PM EST.
  • As in the past, we will select one entry as the challenge winner. (The winning crafter will receive a winner's badge and be invited to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge.) However, we also will randomly select one crafter to receive a gift certificate to one of our favorite online retailers.

Rest assured, one very important aspect will not change. We will continue to use words as the inspiration for crafty fun.

We look forward to sharing our first challenge of this new year on January 13. Hope to see you then.  :)