Wednesday, May 9, 2018

W2CB #53: If You Can Read This...

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with our a new W2CB Challenge.

As the calendar turns to May, the school year is coming to a close. Fittingly, we've chosen the following words to craft by these next few weeks.

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

While this quote may seem pretty straight forward, there are actually several ways to go with it.
  • DTers Celeste and Jennifer focused on the word "teacher" and made school-themed cards, with Celeste featuring the quote word-for-word and Jennifer referencing a beloved elementary-school saying. 
  • DTer Kristina honed in on the word "read" and created a card to capture the childhood joy of sharing a favorite book with a someone near and dear.
  • Finally,  I concentrated on the word "thank" and created a generic thank you card for the wonderfully talented and incredibly generous Kim Hughes (of Paper Smooches and Our Creative Space), who has been a card-making teacher/mentor to me through PS blog posts and sample cards. 

Celeste

Jennifer

Kristina

Sybrina

So whether you choose to make a card for a school-related card/gift for special teacher, a child/grandchild or a thank you for a dear friend/mentor, we hope you'll share your creation with us. Our challenge winner will receive $10 to an e-tailer of her/his choice and an invitation to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge.

See you in the W2CB Gallery!


Thursday, May 3, 2018

And the April/May W2CB Winner Is....

... Ellie, who created the gorgeous CAS card shown below!



Congratulations, Ellie! We just fell in love with your card's wonderful design and lovely embellishments. Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements.  :)

Thanks to everyone who played along. You really made it especially tough on us to select a winner. See you next Wednesday for some new words 2 craft by.  :)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

W2CB #52: The Promise of April

Hi, everyone!

Sybrina here with a quick reminder that there still a little time left to play along with our April/May W2CB Challenge.

Our current challenge words come to us from Hal Borland.

No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn. 
April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it. 



Just scroll down or click here to see the original post. See you in the W2CB Gallery!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

W2CB #52: The Promise of April

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with our April/May W2CB Challenge.

With the colder-than-normal temps some of us have been experiencing, we are inspired by these hopeful words that come to us from Hal Borland.

No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn. 
April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it. 

Let's see how our gals interpreted these words, starting with a gorgeous card from our uber talented Guest I-Teamer Cat Craig of Cat Luvs Paper.

Cat

Jennifer

Kristina

Bobbi

Sybrina

So what does the promise of April hold for you? Flowers? Spring Critters? Butterflies? Something else?

Share your April Promise project/card with us for a chance to win $10 to the e-tailer of your choice.  :)


Thursday, April 5, 2018

W2CB #51: Winner's Wednesday

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here to announce the winner of our March/April W2CB Phenomenal Woman Challenge.

Prima took top honors this time around with the gorgeous card shown below. We just fell in love with the soft colors -- and incredible coloring, delicate patterns, and sweet embellishments that were used to create this beautiful card.

Prima

Congratulations, Prima! Contact me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements.  :)

Our thanks to everyone who played along with this challenge. (You sure didn't make it easy for us this time around!) And, we hope you'll have a chance to play along with our April/May W2CB Challenge.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

W2CB #51: Challenge Reminder

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with a quick reminder that there's still a week left to link up a card/project for our phenonemal-woman-inspired W2CB challenge. Click here for the challenge post.


Sybrina

Our challenge winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the e-tailer of her/his choice.

Hope to see you in the W2CB gallery.  :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

W2CB #51: Phenomenal Woman

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with our March/April W2CB Challenge.

In honor of Women's History Month, our words for this challenge come to us from the phenomenally inspirational Maya Angelou.



Let's see how our gals interpreted these empowering words.

Celeste

Jennifer

Tina

Bobbi

Sybrina

Can't wait to see how Dr. Angleou's words inspire you. Perhaps they will inspire you to make something for a special woman in your own life. Share your creation with us for a chance to win $10 to the e-tailer of your choice.  :)


Thursday, March 8, 2018

And the Winner Is...

... Cat Luvs Paper, who wowed us with her lovely card! We just loved her card's creative snowflakes, adorably snowmen, and wonderful design.



Congratulations, Cat! Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements.  :)

Thanks to everyone who checked out our February/March challenge and/or played along with us. Hope to see you next Wednesday for a Women's-History-Month-inspired challenge.  :)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

W2CB #50: Mid-Challenge Reminder

Hi, everyone!

Sybrina here with a quick reminder that there's still a week to play along with our February/March challenge. See you in the W2CB gallery.  :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

W2CB #50: A Blizzard of Kisses

Hi, everyone! Happy Valentine's Day!

Sybrina here with our February/March Challenge. Our words this month are:


If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.

Although our words are perfect for today's celebration, they're also wonderful for snow, blizzards... and love in general.

So, let's see how our gals interpreted these words... starting with our newest I-Teamer Jennifer. Welcome, Jennifer! We're thrilled that you've joined our W2CB DT.

Jennifer

Kristina

Celeste

Bobbi

Sybrina

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll come back and link up a words-inspired card/project of your own. One talented crafter will win $10 to the e-tailer of her/his choice.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

And Our New Beginnings Winner Is...

Nandini, who created the fabulous fun fold card shown below! We are suckers for fold cards here, and this one absolutely blew us away.



Congratulations, Nandini! Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements.

Thanks to all who played along with our New Beginnings Challenge. We'll be back Wednesday with some new words to craft by. See you all then.  :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

W2CB #49 Mid-Challenge Reminder

Hi, everyone!

Sybrina here with a mid-challenge reminder for our New Beginnings Challenge. Hope you'll have a chance to play along with us. There's $10 to the e-tailer of the winner's choice up for grabs.  :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

W2CB #49: The Magic of Beginnings

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with our first W2CB of the new year.

But, before we get to our challenge, we have Inspiration Team news to share.
  • We start by saying goodbye and thank you to Designers Penny Ward and Marty Fishman. The only thing  more impressive that Penny and Marty's talent is their kindness. Both have been absolute delights to work with. While they will be missed, we have promises that they will not be strangers.  All the best, ladies, in your future crafting adventures.  :)
  • We are thrilled to welcome Celeste Goff of Crafting Junky to our I-Team! Celeste and I met through Send a Smile 4 Kids. In addition to the adorable cards for the kids at Nationwide Children's, you may have seen the wonderful cards she makes for her blog's monthly Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb feature. Welcome, Celeste! 

Now for this month's words. Our inspiration for our January/February challenge come to us from Meister Eckhart. 

And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

Let's see how our gals were inspired, starting with our newest I-Teammer.  :)

Celeste chose a gorgeous sentiment to commemorate a new beginning, and her leaf is absolutely beautiful. What a pretty card!
Celeste

Kristina's made an absolutely adorable wedding card. Don't you just love her fab CAS design?! That waft of smoke is just too clever.
Kristina

Bobbi also made a wedding card... for friends who love to scuba dive. What a perfect card to celebrate their new beginning!
Bobbi

Finally, I was inspired to use a stamp set gifted by a friend who had a few designs made into stamps for the very first time! Talk about the magic of beginnings!
Sybrina

So, what do these words mean to you? Maybe it's a new beginning of your very own. Maybe one of your loved ones is celebrating a big event... like an upcoming wedding, a newborn baby, a college graduation, or a well-deserved retirement. Maybe there's a friend facing a new challenge who would appreciate a handmade card with a note of encouragement.

Whatever the inspiration, we'd love to see your card/project. Share your creation for a chance to win a gift certificate. Our challenge winner will receive a gift certificate to the e-tailer of her/his choice. 


Thursday, January 4, 2018

And Our W2CB Winner Is...

Marty here with the winner of our Christmas-themed challenge.

The winner is Jennifer H... who created this absolutely stunning white-on-white Christmas card!



Congratulations, Jennifer! Please contact Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements. We hope you'll join us as a Guest I-Teamer for a future challenge.


On a personal note, this is my last time posting on the W2CB blog.  I've enjoyed being on the team and have loved seeing the wonderful creations submitted to our challenges each month.  Thank you to the W2CB DT for everything and for the opportunity to join the team - I appreciate it!  Happy New Year, everyone!!