Saturday, August 27, 2016

W2CB #32: A Single Step

Hi, everyone!  Sybrina here with a Words 2 Craft By mid-challenge post.

Our current inspiration words come to us from Lao-Tsu: The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. 

These words inspired me to take the steps of picking up a box of cupcakes, wrapping them up with an SU ribbon and a homemade tag, and delivering them to our new neighbors... who have embarked on a big journey with their move to a new city.  :)


Our challenge runs until September 7. We are equal-opportunity-crafters at W2CB, and all quote-inspired projects are welcome. And, there are a couple of  MFT gift certificates up for grabs.

You can click here to go to the original post and Linky. Hope you'll join us for our August/September challenge.  :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

W2CB #32: A Single Step

Hi, everyone!  Sybrina here with a new challenge as summer winds down and a new autumn approaches.

Our August/September words are:

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.  ~~ Lao-Tzu

Let's see how this quote inspired our W2CB gals.





So, what journey lies ahead for you and your loved ones?
  • Maybe it's still summer vacation in your neck of the woods, and your family's taking one last road trip before a new school year begins. 
  • Perhaps school is right around the corner, and you are in the midst of getting your kiddies ready for the first day of kindergarten/middle school/high school... or a loved one is preparing for  his/her very first day of teaching.
  • Possibly you have a son or daughter leaving for college, which finds you adapting to an empty-nest household. 
  • Maybe your family's celebrating a late summer wedding, with a young couple beginning a new life as bride and groom. 
  • Or, perhaps you have a friend competing in the Olympics. How cool would that be?!

Whatever the journey, we'd love for you to share your card/project with us. This month, there are three ways to win.
  • One follower will be selected at random to win $10 to My Favorite Things. If you haven't yet signed on as a follower, this would be a great time to join our W2CB family of crafters.
  • In addition, one crafter who links up a card/project will be selected at random to receive $10 to MFT.
  • Finally, one crafter will be selected as the challenge winner and invited to join us as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Our "Just Keep Swimming" Winner Is. . .

MartyF (#14)!  There are so many wonderful details to her tag - the coloring, the sentiment, the ribbon, the metal embellishments...oh, we could go on and on! 

Congratulations, Marty!  Please contact us at abrahamsonann[Number 1][at]gmail[dot]com to claim your Simon Says Stamp gift certificate and we'd love to have you join us as a Guest I-Teamer in September!  A special thanks to all who played along.  There were so many wonderful entries and we were inspired by all of them.  Please come back and visit next Wednesday (August 10th) when our new challenge for August/September is announced! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

W2CB #31: Are You Swimming Yet??

Hi W2CB friends!  There's still time to play in our July/August Challenge:  Just Keep Swimming!  Please click here for the original post and link-up. 

We hope you'll join us for a chance at a Guest I-Teamer spot and, oh, we can't forget the Simon Says Stamp gift certificate.  Swimming and shopping...sounds like fun to me!

Sea you soon,

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

W2CB #31: Just Keep Swimming

Happy Summer, W2CB friends!  Annie here with July's Challenge and it's a good one!  How many of you have seen "Finding Dory?"  As of this writing, I haven't seen it yet but I'm hoping to soon.  She's my hero and one smart little fish!  If you've seen "Finding Nemo," then I'm sure you remember this memorable line and our inspiration for this month:


As always, any project (card, tag, scrapbook page, etc.) is welcome and we love to see your creative interpretations.  For this theme, think about offering words of encouragement, never giving up, keep on trying, or anything motivational.

Our Guest I-Teamer this month, Debi B., makes quite a splash with her card.  Thanks for joining us this month, Debi!  Please stop by her blog and leave her some love!

Here's some additional inspiration from the rest of the I-Team:

The winning entry will be invited to be a Guest I-Teamer in September plus a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.  Now that's worth swimming for, don't you think?

We're so glad you stopped by and want to thank you for supporting our little blog in blogland.  We know there are plenty of challenges out there and we appreciate each and every entry and comment. 

Happy swimming crafting!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Our New Beginnings Challenge Winner is...

... Kristina over at Kristina's Art Corner! We just couldn't resist her adorable Noah's Ark baby card.  :)

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

Our thanks to everyone who played along. With all the great entries this month, our decision wasn't an easy one.

Hope you'll stop by on July 13 to see what Annie has in store for us. Hmmm.... anyone for the beach or pool?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

W2CB #30 New Beginnings

Hey crafty friends, Penny here today with the June/July challenge.

Pulling from the big World Wide Web at, what phrase could be more suited to a challenge involving Dads, Grads & Weddings:

This is the beginning, of anything you want.

Speaking of new beginnings, Greta is beginning some new adventures of her own.
Unfortunately, this means that she will be leaving our merry team of designers.
The only thing we'll miss more than her amazing cards is her kind and generous spirit.
Thank you Greta, for being such a wonderful team member.
Lucky for us, we can stop by and visit you at your blog anytime we want.  :)

With examples you are going to see below from the Inspiration team, isn't it lucky that you can just CASE (Copy And Share Everything) for your next creation?!?

Let's start off with Greta's beautiful and inspirational card.
Loving the watercolor background!!!

Sybrina was inspired to create a retirement card for a good about new beginnings!
Love, love, love the sentiment!!!

Bobbi is celebrating her son's graduation with a special scrapbook, here is the last page: 
Love the Gold confetti in the background.


Annie has a niece getting married soon.
How stinkin' cute is this wedding card?!?


My oldest and his wife are celebrating an anniversary, but this would make a perfect card for a wedding also.

So, how do these words inspire you?
This is the beginning, of anything you want.

  • Maybe you'll be inspired to make a wedding or anniversary card for that special couple. 
  • Or, maybe you'll make a thank you card, I love you card, or create something wonderful for a father celebrating his first Father's Day. 
  • Who is graduating Kindergarten, Nursing school, Police Academy? It is not always about High School or college.

Whatever the inspiration, we hope you'll share your card/project with us. A Guest I-Teamer invitation and a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp will be awarded to the winning entry.
The challenge is open for three weeks and closes July 6, 2016.

Now go...go show us what you can create!