I-Team, as in Inspiration

2018 W2CB I-Teamers

Bobbi, co-founder of W2SB/W2CB, is a lifetime serial crafter whose earliest memories are of sitting on her mother's lap at age 3, guiding fabric through a sewing machine.  She has since played with ceramics, cross stitch, quilting, making purses, glass etching, machine embroidery, beading, fabric dyeing and painting, scrapbooking, and current passion - making cards for friends and family.  When she isn't trying to be creative, she is a training coordinator for an aerospace company and wife to Michael and mom to Ben.  Bobbi's lovely cards can be seen at Bobbi's Treasure.

Celeste lives in the Midwest and is a medical assistant in a large and very busy medical practice. She is a mom of two grown children and has two beautiful granddaughters. Celeste is an avid runner but also enjoys cycling, weight lifting, and hiking. She has always been crafty with sewing, cross stitching, and drawing but her love of card making came about accidentally. Celeste had created a scrapbook of her son's military training as a gift for him and found herself with an excess of papers and supplies that she didn't know what to do with. One night she remembered Celeste needed a greeting card for a co-worker's birthday but wasn't able to run to the store to purchase one. So, using the scraps she had in her stash, she created the card herself/ The card was such a hit at work and sparked so much interest, Celeste received lots of requests to create more. Sixteen years later, her card-making hobby has morphed into the mess she calls her craft room! LOL Celeste's adventures in card making can be found at Crafting Junky.

Jennifer lives in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia. She has been married to John, a professional musician, for 47 years, and they have one son (who has been a musician in London for 22 years), and a little granddaughter. She has had a deep love of all animals from earliest memories, has been owned by countless pets, competed successfully in horse riding, and has been associated with animal rescue for most of her adult life. She is a voracious reader of thrillers, mysteries, biographies and histories. Jennifer graduated in 1972 as a Registered Nursing Sister, and worked first as a phlebotomist, then for 14 years as a Music Therapist, when music became her full-time occupation. Jennifer started singing in bands when aged 14, and she and John have worked as a duo for most of their marriage, until very recently retiring due to John’s ill health. She completed a Bachelor Degree at Newcastle University majoring in History when 61 y.o., and has  been a senior guide at a 19th century military fort since then. Jennifer has had an obsession with papers, inks and paints since early childhood, enjoying water colour painting, china painting, stamping and some scrapbooking. Her main passion for about 25 years has been card-making, having been on several Design Teams, currently the wonderful Words 2 Craft By. Very recently, Jennifer has begun to ‘dabble’ in mixed media, using ‘found objects’ which other people may define as ‘junk’. Who knows where this adventure may lead??

Sybrina is a wife, daughter, pet parent (of a very spoiled shelter-rescue doggie), and retired math educator who lives in Central Ohio. She is a craftinista,  who dabbled in needlework, tole painting, and scrapbooking before arriving at her current obsession of making cards for family, friends, and Send a Smile 4 Kids. Sybrina splits crafting time between two Stampin' Up demonstrators. Her adventures in card making can be followed at There's Always the Other Side.

W2SB I- Team Emerita

Annie is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home. She is mom to son Michael and a doting grandma to handsome little Nolan, who loves visiting the "The Land of Yes,!" As the name of Annie's blog would indicate, she is also a pet parent to four rescued fur babies, who love hanging out in her craft room. After retiring as an Insurance Executive, Annie returned to the crafty roots which were instilled in her at an early age by her mother's I-can-make-that attitude. While Annie enjoys many creative outlets, including jewelry making and sewing, card making is by far her favorite hobby. After receiving a beautiful handmade card from a friend several years ago, she quickly became hooked and now enjoys retirement one card at a time! Annie's adventures in making card projects for family, friends, and Operation Write Home can be followed at  Pawsitive Thoughts by Annie.

Bernadette is a full-time mom of four kids who is married to a very supportive man.  She currently works outside the home full-time, in addition to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  As an SU demonstrator, she loves creating cards, scrapbooks, and gifts for family, friends, and customers.  Bernadette also loves seeing how happy it makes them,  just seeing a smile or hearing,  "Oooh, I can't believe you made this!" makes it all worthwhile!  Bernadette is the fearless leader of our "There's Always Another Side" card-making club.

When Greta is not busy crafting, she works part time as a Registered Nurse in a small town hospital. She lives with her hubby of 35 years and Fritz, their Standard Schnauzer, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Greta started stamping 15 years ago and, like the rest of us, was immediately hooked! In order to participate in online challenges, she started a Flckr photostream in 2008 and then began blogging about her love of crafting in 2011 at GG Creations. Greta feels so blessed to have made such wonderful friendships all over the world through her crafting adventures.

Mary Anne is a mom of two grown children, a grandma to two adorable grandchildren, a pet parent to three lucky doggies, and a wife. Mary Anne is an editor and academic designer by day and a crafter by night. Past hobbies have included jewelry making, sewing, scrapbooking, and (loom) weaving. Mary Anne is a proud member of our "There's Always Another Side" card-making club.

Penny splits time between Largo & Lake Placid, Florida. She has been married forever to the "most wonderful man" and has two grown sons, a beautiful daughter in love, and the two most adorable grandsons on Earth. Penny retired from a Fortune 500 company after almost 20 years and started making greeting cards about 3 years ago "after falling in LOVE with all the tools and pretty papers." In this short time, Penny has been published in several magazines, has been a guest designer on several occasions, and has designed for Penny Black Inc, Die-Versions & ScrapbookPal. Penny currently designs for Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko. About joining the W2SB Team, she says, "I am so honored to be a Designer here at Words 2 Scrap By, where I get to work with the most wonderful group of crafters."  One look at her beautiful works of heart and you'll see why we are thrilled that she accepted our invitation to play along with us. Penny invites you to visit and follow her blog www.pennywardink.com for new ideas and inspiration.