Thursday, January 1, 2015

W2SB #13: #youchoosetheword(s)

Hi, everyone! Happy New Year!

Hope the New Year brings health and happiness to you and your loved ones.

The First W2SB Challenge of 2015

So, can you believe Words 2 Scrap By is one year old today?! My sincerest thanks to all of you who made Year #1 possible.

The first W2SB challenge of 2015 is the social-media-inspired-hashtag #youchoosetheword(s). The seeds for my cards's hashtag were sown at last May's Simon Says Stamp event. When making a collage with Tim Holtz, we were instructed to use his chit chat words to create a phrase for our collage. The phrase Create the Life You Want popped in my head. When I retired in August, this phrase felt like the perfect motto for this next phase. 

Pink Paislee watercolor paper; Recollection black; stash gray/green cardstock
original computer-generated text
Really Reasonable Ribbon; sequins
adhesives: Scotch ATG, Glue Dots

The card above  is actually a combination card and bookmark. The # strip on the right can be torn off and used as a bookmark. I used one of three settings on an American Craft trimmer to create the perforation.

And, what's a bookmark without a ribbon, right?! I used a yummy ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, the sponsor of this month's W2SB prize to add a little sparkle to the top of the bookmark. Thanks again, Bonnie! And, what's a bookmark without a ribbon, right?!

In making the front of the card, I used each letter in the word CREATE to express six wishes -- guiding principles -- for this new phase of my life:
  • Crafting,
  • Reading,
  • Exercising,
  • Assisting,
  • Traveling, and
  • Embracing Friends.

Finally, hubby and I left this card for our mail carrier yesterday. TODAY is Patsy's very first day of retired life. We wish her all the best -- a life filled with all of her favorite things.  :)

Parting Thoughts

Hope you join us for our January hashtag challenge at Words 2 Scrap By.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! Have an year filled with all of your favorite things.  :)


  1. I love how much thought you put into every project that you do. This is a perfect card for the W2SB Challenge and your mail carrier was one lucky lady to receive it! Looking forward to a fun 2015 on the I-Team! PS...Congrats on being the Featured Cardmaker for OWH! Another well deserved recognition for all that you do! Hugs, Annie

  2. So creative, Sybrina! I agree with Ann--what a lucky mail carrier!

  3. Beautiful card and I love your hashtag!