Saturday, March 22, 2014

And the W2SB Oscar Goes to...

... Linda L for her adorable interpretation of  "Here's Looking at You, Kid!" We just couldn't resist this colorful, fun kiddie card.  :)

Congrats, Linda! Please contact us to learn more about your prize package.

Thanks to everyone who linked cards for this challenge. It was not an easy decision, and we really appreciate your support of this new challenge  blog.

And, speaking of support, special thanks to Bonny of Really Reasonable Ribbon for sponsoring our March prize and contributing a card as a Guest I-Teamer. Bonny, we so love RRR and appreciate your willingness to join us in our new venture.

So, wondering what Bobbi has in store for April? Hmmm... think birthstones... specifically the April birthstone.  Hope to see you all next month!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

W2SB Challenge #3: And the Oscar Goes to....

Hi, everyone!

Welcome back! It's hard to imagine that two months have passed since our debut post. And, boy have you all wowed us with some fabulous song- and Olympic-inspired cards.

My thanks to Bobbi for such a colourful, Olympic-sized challenge for February, and to Peggy for her Guest I-Team appearance. Last but not least, congrats to Annie for winning last month's challenge!   :)

So, what's the inspiration for this month? Looks like it's time to pop in a DVD, munch on some popcorn, and enjoy a favorite movie or two. After all, the Oscar ceremony is tomorrow night!

This Month's Challenge

In honor of tomorrow's Oscar ceremony, this month's inspiration comes in the form of quotes from a few favorite movies.
  • There's no place like home. (The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
  • The stuff that dreams are made of. (The Maltese Falcon, 1941)
  • Here's looking at you, kid. (Casablanca, 1942)
  • May the force be with you. (Star Wars, 1977)
Your challenge is to make a card inspired by one of the 4 quotes listed above. Entries must be linked by March 21. And, entry guidelines can be found on our Rules of the Road page.

This Month's Prize

We are thrilled to announce that this month's prize is sponsored by Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The challenge winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to this wonderful company.

I fell in love with these ribbons when searching for just the right ribbon for some Christmas cards. I am now a subscriber to the monthly Ribbon Club -- and am always wowed by the yummy variety of ribbons that Bonnie offers. And, you'll see one of Bonnie's ribbons on my sample card.

Thanks so much, Bonnie, for sponsoring this month's prize. We really appreciate your support and LOVE your company!

This Month's Sample Cards

We are thrilled to welcome this month's sponsor and our January challenge winner as Guest I-Teamers. Bonnie's and Kathy's cards are shown below, along with the cards of our I-Team.

I am in love with this little paper-pieced R2D2!
What an adorable card for a little guy -- or a big guy who loves Sci Fi!

Looks like I'm not the only one in love with this Bo Bunny Liberty collection. :)
And, Bobbi's done a great job pairing these two patterns.
This would make for the perfect Any Hero card for Operation Write Home!

Guest I-Teamer Bonnie
Not only is Bonnie sponsoring this month's prize, but she's joining us as an I-Teamer.
Bonnie's card is so rich and lush -- and yet has such a nice CAS-feel to it.
Love its shape, palette, and patterned papers.... and those gorgeous RRR ribbons!

January Challenge Winner Kathy T
Kathy's created another wonderful fold card.
Don't you just love how she's framed this adorable house?
Be sure to check out Kathy's blog to learn more about
the craftsmanship behind this work of heart.

Mary Anne
Mary Anne has created the cutest new home card for a friend at work.
The scalloped roof, patterned-paper curtains, and candy dot door knob
are pieced together perfectly to make the sweetest little house.
Mary Anne doesn't have a blog. So, feel free to leave her some love below.

Isn't Penny's trip down the yellow-brick road a real show stopper?
From her amazing background to the glittery gold and ruby red elements,
Penny's certainly captured the world of Oz!

Lastly, for my card. Bobbi and I both make cards for the wonderful organization Operation Write Home. So, I took the quote, "Here's Looking at You, Kid" in a different direction to make a kiddie card to send to OWH.

I actually chose the papers for this card to complement one of Bonnie's RRR ribbons.
This yummy ribbon came in one of the monthly ribbon assortment.
(Just wish the picture would've captured the colors more accurately!)
Your Turn

And, now it's your turn to wow us with a movie-theme-inspired card. Which of the four quotes will you choose? Right now, "There's No Place Like Home" is ahead in the count.  :)