Thursday, October 23, 2014

October W2SB Winner

Hi, everyone!

Thanks so much to everyone who played along with our paw-print inspired challenge. We loved seeing all your great cards and really enjoyed reading about all those loved pets.

Bobbi and I are pleased to announce that Shell's adorable little skunk is the winner of our October challenge! Shell's card and accompanying tag were so well designed, colored, and embellished. And, what a nice gesture to send these homemade treasures to thank her Nico's vet! Shell, please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to receive your prizes.

So, what inspiration will November bring? I-Teamer Annie is going to be our post's author. Can't wait to share what she has planned for us. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014

Hi, everyone!

Welcome to the Words 2 Scrap By stop on Operation Write Home's World Card Making Day blog hop. Since several of us I-Teamers are Operation Write Homers, we couldn't resist the chance to participate in this opportunity to make love cards for our troops. Thanks to Bobbi for this wonderful suggestion.  :)

Please click here to return to the start of OWH's blog hop.
And, please click here for an update on OWH's current needs.

Annie's card:

Bobbi's card:

My card:

Thanks for stopping and happy hoppin'! You can click here to return to the start of the hop.

BTW  If you haven't checked out our October W2SB challenge, you might want to take a look. The prize package features the amazing art of Sandy Allnock, Founder and Executive Director of OWH!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

W2SB Challenge #10: Paved with Paw Prints

Hi, everyone!

Can you believe it's October already? Wow!

Naturally, October brings thoughts of jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, ... and paw prints. That's right, paw prints. Turns out October is also adopt-a-shelter-dog month!

Doggies have a special place in the hearts of all us I-Teamers: Bobbi's household has two dogs and one cat, all of whom were in need of a good home; Penny's and Annie's blogs both include photos of their dogs; Mary Anne is mom to Simon, Frankie, and Goober; mixed-breed, former-shelter-dog Miles rules the roost at our place; and Guest I-Teamer's household is currently home to two cats.

So, our October words are, "The road to my heart is paved with paw prints." I wish I knew who first uttered/penned these words. An Internet search showed that they can be found on posters, coffee mugs, and what not. Whether your furry friend is a dog, cat, hamster, or rabbit, we hope you will be inspired by this month's words.

Let's see what our I-Teamers have created this month:

Our Guest I-Teamer this month is the talented Erika from Scrappin' Intervention.   She certainly chose the purr-fect sentiment for her featured cat. And, that ribbon is perfect with her patterned papers.  :)


Annie's design is fabulous and her coloring is so well done! Need to find out where she got that cute little "woof, woof" embellishment


Love Bobbi's paper choices -- and her embossed pattern paper! This card is sure to bring comfort to a friend who has lost a four-legged member of their family.

What a great card to welcome the newest family member! Don't you just love the playfulness of the pup on Mary Anne's card? Something tells me this might be a Goober-inspired design. 

Mary Anne

Penny's cards always have the best sentiments... This one makes my heart smile. And, who else but Penny would use inverted hearts in their paw prints?!


I made the birthday card below for a nephew who loves our little doggie. It was inspired by a dog property laws T-shirt. The laws basically come down to one word -- "Mine!" As the card shows, almost anything in our house is the property of our pup -- except for the piece of birthday cake shown on the card's interior. :)


Our Prize Package

Our October Prize:
Artwork by Sandy Allnock!
In addition to being invited to be a Guest I-Teamer for our December challenge and receiving a challenge winner badge, we are thrilled to be able to offer another amazing prize this month.

Sandy Allnock is the Founder and Executive Director of the wonderful non-profit organization Operation Write Home. Here at W2SB, we are prous to call Sandy friend.

We have two of Sandy's Ciara and Friend stamp sets to award to the winner. In addition, Sandy, who is an AMAZING Copic colorer, is providing us with pre-colored Ciara and Friends images. WOW!!!! If only us I-Teamers could win! Thank you so very much, Sandy!

Now it's your turn! Link up a card inspired by the dog/cat/hamster/gerbil/rabbit/what-am-I-forgetting-pet whose paw prints lead directly to your heart.  :)