Wednesday, December 11, 2019

W2CB #72: In Giving We Receive

Hi, everyone! It's the second Wednesday of a new month.... which means it's time for a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge. But, before we get to that, we have...

A Bittersweet Announcement

This month's challenge is our last Words 2 Craft By challenge... at least for now. As one of our I-Teamers said, all good things must come to an end.

Six years ago, Bobbi and I, along with a few crafty pals, decided to start the word-inspired challenge blog Words 2 Scrap By. Along the way we have been blessed to work with so many wonderfully talented and incredible generous crafters. Heartfelt thanks go to:
  • Bobbi, W2CB co-founder and my partner-in-craft these past six years.
  • Past and present team members who never failed to awe and inspire with their incredible interpretations: Annie, Bernadette, Celeste, Greta, Jennifer, Mary Anne, Marty, Penny, and Tina. 
  • Peggy, who designed our banner and badges.
  • All of our guest designers. Unfortunately, this senior brain of mine is incapable of remembering the names of all you wonderful designers. Fortunately, you know who you are.  :)
  • Kim Hughes of Paper Smooches, who kindly sponsored several challenges.  
  • Each and every one of you wonderful fellow crafters. Thank you all so very much for your support these six years!!!
Since this is the last challenge, we've decided to change up the awarding of prizes this time around. Instead of awarding a prize to a single challenge winner, we are going to randomly select three challenge entrants and three W2CB followers to receive $10 gift certificates to Paper Smooches.

So, for one last time, let's check out this month's words 2 craft by.

Our December/January Words

This time of year holds such a special place in the hearts of each and every one of us. And, there's certainly no shortage of movies, books, quotes, carols, and scripture passages to choose for this month's words. This month's words come to us from Saint Francis of Assisi.

For it is in giving that we receive.

Now for a couple of creative interpretations. You'll see that Celeste and Jennifer were inspired to make Christmas-themed carda... while Tina and I were inspired by the more general giving aspect of the quote. And, Bobbi made adorable paper purses to give for a few special people in her life. Of course, she did! LOL




We hope you'll join us by linking up a giving-inspired card/project from December 11 through January 1 for a chance to win one of those $10 gift certificates to Paper Smooches.

See you in the W2CB Gallery!

How do these words of giving inspire you?

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Our W2CB #71 Challenge Winner...

... is Mary Marsh of The Charmed Life, who created this lovely holiday card!

Mary Marsh

Congratulations, Mary! We loved your card's gorgeous colors, wonderful use of negative space, and overall fab design. Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com.

Each month, it's getting tougher and tougher to choose our challenge winner. A huge thank you to everyone who played along with our November/December challenge! Special thanks to those participants who posted cards/projects on Flicker and Instagram... along with my apologies for not being to leave comments.

We'll be back Wednesday with a new words-inspired challenge. Looking forward to seeing everyone then!