Wednesday, October 18, 2017

W2CB: DT Announcement!

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here to announce that we are looking for a few crafty friends to join our W2CB Inspiration Team.  :)

2018 I-Team Information

I-Teamers are responsible for making a card/project for each quote-inspired monthly challenge, starting with the January/February Challenge. And, as you know, we are equal opportunity crafters when it comes to making our cards/projects.

  • Team members receive all twelve of the 2018 quotes prior to the start of the 2018 calendar year.
  • Any type of project is welcome. While most of the team typically makes cards, projects are not limited to cards. They can range from a bookmark or tag to a multi-media framed canvas. 
  • Any products/tools can be used.
  • Any and all styles all welcome, from CAS to highly ornamental vintage/Victorian. 
  • I-Teamers feature their projects for each new W2CB challenge on their blogs on the day that the challenge posts (the second Wednesday of each month).

Application Requirements

To apply, please e-mail  the following -- using DT Search in the subject line -- to cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com by November 15.

  • A quote that could serve as the inspiration for a monthly W2CB challenge,
  • A new card/project inspired by your chosen quote, and
  • Your blog's URL/link. 

If you love words and crafting, ours is the challenge blog for you. We hope you'll consider joining us for a year of creative fun in 2018!

Our Current Challenge

In the meantime, there's still time to play along with our current autumn-themed challenge. Click here or scroll down for our current words to craft by.  :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

W2CB #46 - Autumn

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here... with a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge for the second Wednesday of the month.

Our words for this challenge come to us from Albert Camus.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. 


There are so many ways to interpret these words.  Leaves, flowers, fall colors, the fall season, and fall holidays come to mind.

We can't wait to see how this quote inspires you. Link up a project or card in the W2CB Gallery for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the online merchant of your choice.

See you in the gallery!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

And the W2CB Winner Is....

... Kathy Tanner, who created this adorable thank you card for a special teacher! We just fell in love with Kathy's beautifully-colored Thankful Lucy and her card's wonderful CAS design.


Congratulations, Kathy! Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements.  :)

Big thanks to all who played along. We'll be back next Wednesday with a new word-inspired challenge. See you then!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

W2CB #45 – Challenge Reminder

Hello, where is everyone???  It's Marty and I’m back to remind you that there’s still time to play along with our current challenge:

  Origin unknown, but often attributed to Einstein

Here’s my project:

I know, another doll stamp.  This one’s a Pastry Chef who’s also an instructor at a renowned cooking school in Paris – I can’t get away from the school theme!

You don’t have to do a school theme, but if you do, there are a lot of different types of schools, not just K-12.  Your project can also be about children, thinking outside the box, life lessons, imagination (this could be almost anything, right?)…

We would love to see your interpretation of the challenge in our gallery!  It can be a scrapbook layout, card, tag, canvas, mixed media, journal, pop-up box, whatever you want to do.  As a reminder, the winner receives a $10 gift certificate to their favorite online retailer.  See you in the Gallery!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

W2CB #45 - Logic vs Imagination

Hello!  It's Marty and I'm back to host this month's challenge.  A big welcome to our newest followers. And, all of us at Words 2 Craft By send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by all these devastating natural disasters.

Our new challenge has a bit of back-to-school vibe. My children are grown, so I'm not impacted by the beginning of a new school year, but I am looking forward to fall, cooler temps and cider mills.

Let's get to this month's quote.  In doing some research, our I-Teamer, Bobbi, discovered our quote might not have come from who we thought it did.  It's origin is actually uncertain although it's often attributed to Einstein. Thanks for checking this out, Bobbi!!


Think about back to school, kids, books, life lessons, imagination, thinking outside the box...what will your interpretation be? 

Let's look at the creativity from our I-Teamers. You'll see Bobbi and I were on the same wavelength. We're happy to have two Guest I-Teamers this month!!  Welcome, Beverly and Zeljka!

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We want to see your crafty project in our gallery!  Whether it's a card, tag, scrapbook layout, canvas, mixed media, travel journal, etc....why not join us for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to your favorite online retailer.  See you in the Gallery!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Winner of "Vacation" Challenge

Wow, all of our entries were awesome!!  Thank you to everyone who played along!  We wanted to choose them all, but we can only pick one...

The W2CB Winner of our "Vacation" Challenge is.... (drum roll)

Teresa Gregory of Red Obsession Cards!  Teresa, your monochromatic coloring is amazing!

Congratulations, Teresa!  You will be contacted by Sybrina regarding your prize and to return as a Guest I-Teamer for an upcoming challenge!

Please check back next Wednesday, September 13th, for our next challenge.  See you then!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

W2CB #44 - Challenge Reminder

Hello!  It's Marty and I want to remind everyone that our "Vacation" theme runs through September 6th, so there's still plenty of time to play along.  Have you been on vacation this year (or this summer), and where did you go?  Did you go to the beach, or to an amusement park?  Maybe you took an African Safari or went to Paris, or just relaxed at your cottage.  Perhaps you're taking your vacation during the Christmas holidays...

Here's some inspiration:

We'd love to see your crafty project in our gallery!  Whether it's a card, tag, scrapbook layout, canvas, mixed media, travel journal, etc....why not join us for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to your favorite online retailer.  See you in the Gallery!