Wednesday, April 12, 2017

W2CB #40: N-U-M-B-E-R M-O-U-S-E

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with our April/May Words 2 Craft By Challenge. But, before we get to this month's words, we want to share news about changes to our I-Team.

Sadly, it's true that all good things must come to an end. Annie of Pawsitive Thoughts by Annie is leaving our merry band of card makers. We want to thank Annie for all she's done for W2CB these last three years and wish her all the best in her future endeavors, including her volunteer efforts for a dog rescue group. Big surprise there, huh?!

We are thrilled to announce that Tina of Kristina's Art Corner is our newest I-Teamer to our team! You've probably seen Tina's lovely creations in our W2CB galleries, and are so excited to welcome, her to our W2CB team.  :)

And. now for our April/May words, which come to us from Mickey Mouse.

Arithmetic is being able to count to twenty without taking off your shoes.

Truth be told, we wanted to do something fun with numbers for the month of April. In addition to numbers, you could go with a school theme... maybe getting a head start on end-of-the-year teacher thank yous. And, of course, you can never go wrong with anything Mickey/Disney. 

Let's see what our I-Teamers came up with, starting with our newest member... who focused on the numbers when making her card.



There's a $10 gift certificate to the online merchant of her/his choice to our challenge winner.  :)

So, how do you spell i-n-s-p-i-r-a-t-i-o-n?  Show us HERE!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

W2CB #39: And the Winner is...

Hello W2CB friends!  It's time to announce the winner of our Proverbs & Blessing challenge.  First, thank you to all who played along and shared your beautiful projects.  W2CB is truly blessed to have so many talented and loyal supporters!

CONGRATULATIONS to Vickie ODell from HeARTful Stamper for this beautiful blessing:

Vickie, please send me your email address at abrahamsonann1 at gmail dot com to claim your gift certificate to  Sybrina will be contacting you about a future Guest I-Teamer spot too! Congratulations again!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday, April 12th, for W2CB's next challenge.  Hint - The most famous ears EVER may be involved 😉

Take Care and Happy Crafting ~ Annie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

W2CB #39 ~ There's Still Time to Play!

Hello W2CB Friends!  Have you played along with our Proverbs & Blessings Challenge this month? There's still plenty of time!  Our linky is open through Saturday, the 8th!

No worries if your project is not St. Patrick's Day themed and the leprechauns have gone into storage.  You can go with Lucky, Friendship, any fave Proverb/Blessing or just shamrock green as your primary color on your project.

Here's some inspiration from our very talented Sybrina to get your mojo going:

And don't forget that there's a gift certificate for the lucky challenge winner.  Come share your projects with us HERE!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

W2CB #39: Proverbs & Blessings

Hi W2CB friends!  Annie here and we're glad you're back!  We had so many awesome entries last month and we can't wait to see your beautiful projects for our latest challenge:  Proverbs & Blessings.

Your quote inspiration this month comes from an Irish proverb:

A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.

 We know that St. Patrick's Day will come and go during this challenge, but don't let that stop you!  Be creative and link up any project that has a proverb or blessing, is friendship-themed, has a lucky theme, contains anything Irish, or is just primarily shamrock green.  

Let's take a look at what our Guest I-Teamers came up with to inspire you.  We have three awesome designers this month!  Thank you, ladies, for joining us this month with your wonderful projects!

And the inspiration continues with the rest of the I-Team:

So, are you feeling lucky yet?  There's a $15.00 gift certificate from up for grabs this month to the winner!  You can shop for anything your heart desires from cardstock, stamps, dies, inks, etc. Lots of brands to choose from for one lucky W2CB entry!

We hope you'll join us this month and are looking forward to seeing your projects!  This challenge will close on Wednesday, April 5th.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017

And the Winner Is....

We had so many fabulous entries this month, it was hard to choose just one!  After much debate, we chose: 

The inking is just beautiful, and I love the white embossing.  Congratulations Tina!  Please accept our invitation to be our guest designer in May!  Send you contact information to me soi I can send your prize to you!  BobbisTreasure at aol dot com! And, Sybrina will be in touch about joining us for an upcoming challenge.  

Thanks to everyone who played along with us this past month. Check back with us on Wednesday for our Marc/April challenge - we promise it will bless you!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

W2BC # 38 - Celebrations

Bobbi here for the Words 2 Craft By mid-challenge inspiration.

I have been subscribing to the SU! Paper Pumpkin, but the kits are not always my taste.  The December kit was for a memory book - not my thing.  But, the acetate pages were perfect for a project that has been in my head for years.... making Happy Day Planners for my siblings!

I have a page for every month, and family celebrations are included in the calendar. Each page is 5" x 7".  I made the calendar in Word, and layered with a pretty gold card stock onto gray and white patterned paper.

My Mother's greatest fear was that we would no longer be a family after she died. I have listened to and read about so many stories about sibling fighting over end of life care and possessions. Despite there being 5 siblings, we made it through her illness and death closer than ever. I am so grateful.

I thought this gift for my siblings might further our connection. I have 2 of these completed, and need to make at least 2 or 3 more (our generations overlap).  Labor of love!!

Our February/March W2CB Challenge is open through March 1. Details can be found here. Hope to see your card/project in the gallery.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

W2CB #38: Celebrations

Bobbi here with our February/March Words 2 Craft By Challenge.

It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; 
and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States 
until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans. Mark Twain  

If you have ever gone to New Orleans during Mardi Gras season, you would understand. With wall to wall people, colorful costumes, beads and other items thrown from the Crewe floats, it is quite the spectacle. I actually caught a "Mardi Bra".  The parades early in the season are general celebrations, while the parades and balls held during the last few days are more traditional.  

Let's see what our I-Team has come up with for inspiration:

Penny chose to use the traditional green, purple and gold Mardi Gras colors:
 Marty has a fun nod to the indulgent side of Mardi Gras:
Annie used traditional Mardi Gras colors for a cheery birthday celebration:
Sybrina took a more subtle approach with her birthday card:
I went with a nod to Mardi Gras "fuel":

Up for grabs is a My Favorite Things stamp set to help you celebrate even more occasions!

Our challenge runs February 8 - March 1.  Share your Celebrations HERE!!!