Friday, January 1, 2016

A New Year and a Few Changes

Happy 2016 from our W2CB I-Team!

That's right.... we're changing things up just a little around here. Our first change is our blog name and url.

  • You can find Words 2 Craft By here.
  • W2CB challenges will post on the second Wednesday of each month.
  • So, we hope to see you over at W2CB on January 13.
Until then, hope your new year gets off to a great start!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Merry Christmas to All....

... and to Jen our W2CB prize package!

Congratulations, Jen! We just loved how you used an everyday digital stamp to create such an adorable holiday card. Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to arrange to receive your prize package.


Thanks to all our fellow crafters who have played along with our W2SB challenges these past few years. We're changing things up a bit in 2016.

No worries.... We're still using words to inspire creative craftiness! But, our 2016 challenges will be posting on the second Wednesday of each month.

Hope to see everyone in the new year.  :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

There's Still Time...

... to play along with our December 'Twas-the-Night-before-Christmas challenge! There's a $10 MFT gift certificate that will be awarded to one talented crafter. You have until December 28 to link up a card or project inspired by this beloved poem.  :)


Hope you'll join us... There's a $10 MFT gift certificate that will be awarded to one talented crafter!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

W2SB #24: Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here, welcoming you to our December challenge. For those of you still working on some last minute Christmas cards/gifts, we might just have the perfect challenge for you.

This month's words of inspiration come from A Visit from St. Nicholas, the beloved Clement Clarke Moore poem. You know the one -- the one with stockings hung by the chimney and visions of sugarplums dancing in children's heads. Chances are you even have a copy of this somewhere in your home.  :)

Our challenge is to make a card or project, using any line(s) from this holiday classic as the inspiration for your work of heart.

Let's see how the W2SB I-Team has interpreted this challenge.

We are thrilled to have Becca as our Guest I-Teamer this month. Her take on stirring creatures is adorable... and I just love those pretty holly leaves! Thanks so much, Becca, for joining us for our December W2SB challenge. We are so glad you did.   :)

These sweet stockings are some of the cutest little stockings I've ever seen! And, I just love the multiple ways Annie used her ribbon.


Penny's card is absolutely gorgeous! Her trees, snow banks, effervescent moon, and snow spatters create a scene of peace and serenity that is simply stunning.

What's that saying about great minds? Looks like Bobbi and Annie had the same clever idea to hang those stockings. And don't you just love Bobbi's take on the traditional red and green palette?!


Greta's card conjures up a perfect location to take a long winter's nap! The font on Greta's sentiment strip is just perfect for this pretty card.


 I used pops of colors against a monochromatic background to feature two kitties eyeing their stockings... while visions of catnip dance in their heads.

In addition to a Guest I-Teamer invitation and our W2SB Winner's Badge, the winning crafter will receive a $10 gift certificate to My Favorite Things. What a great way to start a new year!

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Movember W2SB Winner Is....

Jan for this adorable take on our Changing the Face of Men's Health Challenge. Not only did Jan embrace our challenge words with her card, but also with her blog post.


Congratulations, Jan! Please contact e-mail me to make arrangements to receive your prizes.

Thanks to everyone who played along with the challenge. It looks like Movember still has a way to grow -- pun intended. However, all the linked cards were great.

See you next month for a holiday-themed challenge.   :)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

There's Still Time...

... to play along with our Changing-the-Face-of-Men's-Health Challenge. You have until November 28 to link up a card.

And, a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp will be awarded to our challenge winner.


Click here to go to our original challenge post.   :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

W2SB #23: Changing the Face of Men's Health

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here welcoming you to Movember (formerly known as November)  -- the hairiest month of the year.   :)

It turns out that what's good for the goose really is good for the gander. Just as October has become the month to promote breast cancer awareness, November has become the month to bring awareness to men's health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancers.

So, let's see how the gals have interpreted this month's words: Changing the Face of Men's Health.

First up is Kristie, our November Guest I-Teamer. Not sure which I love more: that amazing background or adorable sentiment strip! Thanks so much for joining us the month, Kristie! We're so glad you did.  :)


Annie's fun card -- with those clever two-lane side borders -- accentuates the "move" in Movember.  MOVE is a 30-day fitness challenge designed to combat physical inactivity. No MOVE is too big or small.

Greta's sweet card also highlights the "move" in Movember. I just love how Greta's border complements her little bear's wardrobe -- as well as framing this adorable scene.

Just sayin' Penny's card is adorable, and I love her color choices and funky embellishments. 

Don't you just love that colorful designer paper and fun mustache embellishment Bobbi used on her card?! And, Bobbi's cards always have lots of texture.

As for my card, I couldn't resist the temptation to add a bit of irreverence to this oh-so-serious photo. This card will be going to a former work colleague, along with a donation to this cause that is near and dear to Tom's heart.

So, how will you interpret our November words? We can't wait to see. And, a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp will go to the winner of our Changing-the-Face-of-Men's-Health Challenge!